ALBUM REVIEW: The Big Deal – First Bite

Last year our appetites were whetted with a diverse selection of covers from the likes of NIGHTWISH, ABBA and EUROPE all performed by an unknown act. This new group had an instantly memorable name and showed signs of something fresh, interesting and left us hungry for more. Here we present First Bite the debut album … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Big Deal – First Bite

ALBUM REVIEW: Trick Or Treat – Creepy Symphonies

Trick or Treat? The age-old question asked by children the world over on Halloween night. Originating from yesteryear in order to appease the souls of the dead by acting out a small performance or reciting verse. Whilst this practice is more common in the month of October, Italian power metallers TRICK OR TREAT have brought … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Trick Or Treat – Creepy Symphonies

ALBUM REVIEW: Shewolf – SheWolf

Return once more to the wilderness. Embrace your inner wolf, be that much more primal, and join SHEWOLF across the wilderness that is their debut self-titled album. There is certainly the element of theatrical mystery and mystique about SHEWOLF. The line-up consists of Angel Wolf-Black as The Shaman who is joined by her wolfpack: The … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Shewolf – SheWolf

LIVE REPORT: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF ROCK TOUR Feat. Alia Tempora & Control The Storm @ Whittle’s, Manchester 24/03/2022

Whittle’s Oldham was the location for my first concert of the year, and it was also my first visit to this venue too.  As a venue it certainly has a good welcoming vibe, wonderful décor (massive artwork of DAVID BOWIE & OZZY OSBOURNE is always appreciated along with nods to other Rock royalty) plenty of … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF ROCK TOUR Feat. Alia Tempora & Control The Storm @ Whittle’s, Manchester 24/03/2022

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 19.03.2022

Welcome to the latest edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist. Our opening gambit for this edition, comes in the form of the opening track from the recently released, KISS Off the Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach 2004. This begins with the renowned “You wanted the best. You got the best” quote and here … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 19.03.2022

ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach (July 25, 2004)

You wanted the best! You got the best! The hottest band in the world, KISS! Thus, the show begins from the second authorised KISS live bootleg in the Off The Soundboard series taken from Virginia Beach. This show originally took place on the 25th July 2004 and featured as part of the Rock The Nation … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach (July 25, 2004)

ALBUM REVIEW: Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Revel In Time

Time Travel as a concept has been in the public eye and their imaginations since H.G. WELLS’ The Time Machine popularised it back in 1895. Since then, it’s been portrayed in various mediums such as literary fiction, movies and even across the silver screen. Musically it’s been utilised by artists such as HAWKWIND, URIAH HEEP, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Revel In Time

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 05.02.2022

We are now into February, and Spring has arrived. This is not only the start of rebirth, rejuvenation, resurrection and regrowth in Nature but something we can all embrace physically and mentally too. With the long nights becoming shorter and also being able to enjoy getting out and about again. It means it is also … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 05.02.2022