Sweden’s own ‘Electric Boys’ have just released a ripper new album called ‘The Ghost Ward Diaries’. Formed way back in 88 and enjoying cult status fame throughout Europe this is the bands sixth album release. Chock full of classic rock riffs and melodies its a pleaser for sure.… Read the rest
To be perfectly honest, I never know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I have seen many reformations come and go and my opinion is its mostly bad. Generally, I believe a band has a moment, a ‘magic’ time if you like, where everything just clicks and is on fire.… Read the rest
A lot of misinterpretation follows John Mayer, especially with the classic rock fraternity. Seen as a sometimes pop, sometimes country artist it seems a lot of people are sadly mistaken. John has the ability to rock out and melt hearts at the same time.… Read the rest
Canada’s Ugly Melon have their roots based firmly in the sounds of Zep and Sabbath. Hard-drivin’ rock to be proud of. Formed in 2014 from a collaboration through friendships they are no strangers to the stage. They all had been in various bands supporting acts such as Bon Jovi and Def Leppard and had seen the good, the bad and the…..… Read the rest
Oh……That drum sound is to die for was all I could think when I first heard UK’s Tax The Heat. ‘Change Your Position’ is the latest 12 track beauty from this four piece and it rocks. Formed in Bristol, England, their debut album ‘Fed to the Lions’ hit you like a giant wet salmon to the back of the head.… Read the rest
I love Marillion. Their back catalog is huge and if you have just discovered them then you are in for a treat….but what Marillion. A lot of Marillion fans have split the band in two…..Marillion Fish era and current Marillion.
I personally hate the split and have no intention of driving that spike.… Read the rest
Powderfinger release a documentary for their album The Internationalist
They have also released a special deluxe edition of the album today, featuring unreleased tracks and more. Expanding on the LP’s original 13 tracks – which includes fan favourites The Day You Come, Passenger and more – the new release features 35 songs, including a Live At The Wireless recording, B-sides and demos.… Read the rest
The Ablaze debut album “No Chaser” will officially be released on October the 8th but you can pre-order on iTunes right here, right now. Do yourself a favour and grab yourself a genuine slice of rock.
The band will be celebrating with a live show in Melbourne on October 12th at The Evelyn supported by Screaming Eagles, Echo Del Tusker and One More Weekend.… Read the rest
It was a sad day when Powderfinger announced it was all over in 2010. 7 Albums and a multitude of tours saw the band grow from strength to strength and then suddenly, it was all over. They announced their demise by stating that Powderfinger had said ‘everything they wanted to say’.… Read the rest
People say Steven Wilson has no humour. This has to be one of the biggest untruths in the modern music world today. After witnessing the man live in Melbourne, Australia two years ago my thoughts about Mr Wilson, both the man and the musician, were changed forever.… Read the rest
11 Studio albums, countless tours and a roundabout of lead singers, Threshold have been around since 1988 and given us some of the best prog metal on the planet. About to start an 11 date European tour in support of their latest release ‘Legends of the Shires’ with yet another former lead singer, the band have just been confirmed for ProgPower USA in September 2019.… Read the rest
Geelong, Australia. Not exactly the heavy metal capital of the world, but you would be forgiven if you thought so after hearing Geelong’s Damnations Day. This is yet another ‘They should be bigger than they are’ story. A four piece with outstanding talent including a vocalist that just soars through their songs.… Read the rest
Founded in 2008 and hailing from Bakersfield California, The Aviators influences include Zepplin, The Stones and Aerosmith. This should give a small clue as to what they sound like. What you won’t get without listening is just how good they actually are.… Read the rest
What is there to say about Pink Floyd. Their history is littered with stories of madness, nasty financial breakups, drug-induced psychedelia, legal actions and rock excess lifestyles of the gargantuan size. Most bands would have crumbled early if they had to endure the legal nightmares The Floyd put themselves through and yet out of it all, through the darkness, came some of the most incredible music albums of our time.… Read the rest
Following on from the success of recent re-released deluxe versions of ‘Brave’ and ‘Misplaced Childhood’, Marillion are now taking pre-orders on their website for the long-awaited re-release of their seminal album ‘Clutching at Straws’ deluxe version.
The album comes in both CD and Vinyl versions.… Read the rest
Dutch Symphonic Metal outfit ‘Within Temptation’ have released the first single from their forthcoming album ‘Resist” due on Dec 14th. The single, ‘The Reckoning’ is a mix of old and new WT and features guest vocals from Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach).… Read the rest