HRH PROG VIII – London/Sheffield 26 Oct 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS: SHEFFIELD: Chris Walkden, LONDON: Graeme Stroud The eighth installment of the ongoing HRH Prog festival came in an intriguing format: the same identical weekend line-up simultaneously in two cities, London and Sheffield, but with the days reversed, so that the Saturday line-up in London played on Sunday in Sheffield, and vice versa. That's a..

Steelhouse festival celebrates 10 years in 2020

Steelhouse Festival is 10! Running from the 24th-26th of July 2020, the Welsh international classic rock festival celebrates a decade of decibels on top of its now infamous mountain top location in South Wales. Having reached this milestone, Steelhouse 2020 looks to be the biggest yet with the announcement of it’s first 6 acts and..

ACCEPT welcomes new member Philip Shouse

ACCEPT are currently busy preparing for their two upcoming North American shows next week; on November 8th at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL and November 10th at the Foamhenge Festival in Houston,TX. In preparation for those shows, today, the band put out this statement: "Unfortunately, Uwe Lulis will not be able to join..

Jan Akkerman

It sounds maybe a little bit outlandish, but it’s just the octatonic scale... All serious beard-stroking musos have their favourite gripes about accomplished musicians selling out to crass commercialism. Some cite Rod Stewart, swapping his rock’n’roll roots for the Atlantic Crossing era of international superstardom; others point at Blackmore’s Rainbow or Def Leppard giving up..

Soilwork digitally release new song part of Feverish Trinity

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Feverish". The track is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single "Stålfågel", featuring ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz. Commented the band: "We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of us, being ridden by a ghost that..

Cloak – The Burning Dawn (Season Of Mist)

I have often wondered why we need categorization of the music we are listening to and reviewing. I can agree that, sometimes, all is needed is to know if the music is good or not, but, on the other hand, even if listening to music is a deeply personal experience (headbanging among thousands of maniacs..

DOCTORS OF MADNESS – DARK TIMES (Cherry Bomb Records)

(The album) is quite magnificent in its cowl of self-enforced bleakness. Okay, first thing to start off with here is a little history lesson I think, as not everyone will be aware of the strange wonder which is/was the Doctors Of Madness. Formed in 1974 by vocalist/guitarist Richard 'Kid' Strange, and featuring the distinctive violin..