Oh, I do love these guys, they're a touch retro and wacky! - and what is it about Canadian rock bands, and why have I missed so many Grrreats? Blood Ceremony are my latest (late) discovery, stumbling across them whilst recently researching compatriots The Damn Truth and The Tea Party... For the Uninitiated (hah!), Blood Ceremony..
Though not entirely unheard of, a rock band seldom grows so prolific that they enter the studio and produce three albums' worth of material at once. Rarer still is that they would shelve two-thirds of what they created, consigning the tapes to generations in dusty attics or trickling out the songs on various compilations over..
A dozen tunes shaped around Norse paganism,with some charming throwback moments... You have to admire the tenacity of older artists who still produce music in this day and age. Like many of his contemporaries, Ian Anderson opens himself up to sniping from all corners with each new release. No criteria is off-limits to the online..
Jethro Tull recently announced the release of their 23rd studio album, RökFlöte, on the 21st April 2023 via InsideOutMusic. Following 2022’s The Zealot Gene, the band's first album in two decades, Ian Anderson and the band are returning with a 12-track record based on the characters and roles of some of the principal gods of..
There's just something about Jethro Tull music that lends itself to this time of year. The rosy and comforting quality to Ian Anderson's rustic, folk-tinged tale spinning feels made for the ripening autumn season and its gradual build to the merriment of the holidays. Perhaps it's Anderson's own fondness for all things crisp and yuletide,..
It's hard to imagine a more suitable Jethro Tull album to reissue on vinyl than their colossal 1972 concept record Thick As A Brick, and that's no small statement considering its stiff competition. Of course, the preceding album Aqualung is widely considered the crown jewel of the mighty Tull oeuvre with its monster signature pieces,..
While Ian Anderson hasn’t exactly been idle when it comes to releasing albums in recent years, solo or otherwise, The Zealot Gene is the first new studio Jethro Tull album since 2003 - and while band members come and go, including while recording this album, Ian continues to lead the band in whatever direction he..
The relentless roars of a demanding fan base can't be ignored forever... Well, it finally happened. Much chatter and argy-bargy has transpired over the last several years regarding the likelihood of Jethro Tull's third album Benefit being reissued in Parlophone's deluxe 'digibook' series of Steven Wilson remixes. It made sense, some reckoned, since it was..
Jethro Tull’s 1970 classic Benefit will be celebrated in a brand-new 4CD/2DVD set, featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, an abundance of previously unreleased material, packaged within a deluxe hardback book, containing 100 pages of commentary from numerous contributors alongside hordes of images of the band creating and performing their first million-selling album. After pandemic-enforced delays,..
Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull, one of the world's most successful and enduring Progressive rock bands, had previously announced that they will return to the road with "The Prog Years Tour" across the whole of Europe. Covid continues to disrupt this and all other tours but Tull are still currently aiming to play a series..