Blood Ceremony – The Old Ways Remain (self-released)

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..

Jethro Tull – RökFlöte (InsideOut)

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 – The Zealot Gene (InsideOut)

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..