LIVE REPORT: Battle Born, Countless Skies and Embolectomy @ The Firehouse, Southampton 06.05.2022

When I first heard that uprising Power Metal stars BATTLE BORN, progressive melodeath visionaries COUNTLESS SKIES and local death metal act EMBOLECTOMY were to put on a show at The Firehouse, Southampton; the thing that came to mind was the eclectic music lover's playlist on shuffle. This is in no way a bad thing at … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Battle Born, Countless Skies and Embolectomy @ The Firehouse, Southampton 06.05.2022

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: Unwanted Guest – Grave Metallum

UNWANTED GUEST is the solo project of SEVENTH SON guitarist Dave Fox which is receiving praise from fans and critics alike. If the brilliant sounds from debut album Grave Metallum are anything to go by, it’s easy to see why that is. There’s no messing around when opening with Autopsy. First impressions? There are slick … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Unwanted Guest – Grave Metallum

ALBUM REVIEW: Angel Nation – Antares

It’s been five years since Aeon was released, so it’s easy to see why ANGEL NATION’s upcoming offering Antares is highly anticipated. After listening to this release, I can confidently say long time fans will be rejoicing and new listeners will add this to their collection. Antares is a collection of different elements that will … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Angel Nation – Antares

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

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: Von Hertzen Brothers – Red Alert In The BLue Forest

It was 2015 when I first came across VON HERTZEN BROTHERS; I interviewed them at the Finnish Ambassador’s residence and reviewed New Day Rising which was their release at the time. Fast forward to the present day and they are back on my radar. They are due to release Red Alert In The Blue Forest … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Von Hertzen Brothers – Red Alert In The BLue Forest