Velvet Thunder albums of 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, it has once again been quite a year for music. With 2020 seeing a cataclysmic change in the landscape 'thanks' to a global pandemic; the world became a different place, live music all but disappeared, albums were delayed and bands that lived in different locations could not travel to..

Sinoptik – The Calling

Despite everything, this has been a Very Good last twelve months for being constantly surprised and wowed by new music, new bands of every description and genre. Whatever your taste, I bet you've unearthed something very tasty and new to help you Keep The Faith! The latest new arrivals to massively impress me are these..

Under Attack – Virus Alert (Sliptrick Records)

Under Attack is a heavy metal band from Italy, founded in 2018, in the style of Saxon, Ozzy, Dio or Judas Priest. All fans of the above will thoroughly enjoy this! The core of the band is duo Daniele Sciacca handling vocals, with multi instrumentalist Nando Bonini on guitar, bass and drums. For this album, they're also joined..

Dead Lord – Surrender (Century Media Records)

The whole classic hard rock revivalist movement is an interesting phenomenon. Perhaps it all started with the 1997-98 reunion of Black Sabbath and the interest directed towards bands like Electric Wizard and Spiritual Beggars. Swedes Dead Lord, actually, stepped in this game a decade later, founded in Stockholm in 2012. Surrender is their fourth album..


British rock veterans Status Quo are releasing their 33rd studio album “Backbone” this Friday, September 6th, through earMUSIC/ EDEL. You can listen to samples of all 11 tracks included in the album via the link below. The 11-track record will be the band’s first without Rick Parfitt, who died on December 24, 2016, with all..