ALBUM REVIEW: Hubris – Metempsychosis

Coming from Switzerland, HUBRIS return with their third album Metempsychosis. This act is definitely one for the fans of RUSSIAN CIRCLES, PELICAN and SIGUR ROS. This four-piece composed of Jonathon Hohl (Guitar), Nathan Gros (Drums), Matthieu Grillet (Guitar) and Lucien Leclerc (Bass) wrote this album with a focus on the myths of the ancient world … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Hubris – Metempsychosis

ALBUM REVIEW: Deadrisen – Deadrisen

Heavy Metal is approaching it’s fiftieth birthday soon, so there could not be a better time for DEADRISEN to make an appearance. Their sound has been described as an explosive cocktail of older, traditional musicians with young, hungry new school guys. Judging from the eclectic collection of sounds on their self-titled debut album, I would … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Deadrisen – Deadrisen

ALBUM REVIEW: Slowburn – Rock N’ Roll Rats

In a modern metal scene that is filled to the brim with down-tuned growly deathcore and djent bands, we've seen the rebirth of a more traditional sounding heavy metal. The debut album titled Rock 'n' Roll Rats from Spain-based SLOWBURN, really hits all of those notes with almost surgical precision but without sounding old and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Slowburn – Rock N’ Roll Rats

LIVE REPORT: Rhapsody Of Fire w/ Dendera and Collibus at Rebellion, Manchester 14.02.2020

My second gig of the year and in as many days too. Rebellion is a venue where I have attended many gigs and club nights over the years. We arrived just before local act COLLIBUS started their set and were partway through their soundcheck. It was confirmed that there was some members missing as there … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Rhapsody Of Fire w/ Dendera and Collibus at Rebellion, Manchester 14.02.2020

LIVE REPORT: Bowling For Soup w/ Simple Plan and Not Ur Girlfrenz at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester 13.02.2020

A first visit for me to this venue and the layout is really good. There is plenty of space around the bar areas, a separate room for merchandise, good accessibility all around, plenty of space for the crowd and a mezzanine above to get a great overview of the show. First on were Texan teenagers … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Bowling For Soup w/ Simple Plan and Not Ur Girlfrenz at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester 13.02.2020

SINGLE REVIEW: Deacon Brody – U + Me

The trio of DEACON BRODY have been fusing elements of nonstop Indie-Rock and Pop-Punk since they formed in 2017 and setting the scene on fire ever since.In such a short spell of time, the Northern gents have already been aired on the BBC with their previous singles Repair, Live Forever and Fear. They have performed … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Deacon Brody – U + Me

ALBUM REVIEW: Ross The Boss – Born Of Fire

Ross the Boss (Ross Friedman) was one of the founding members of metal kings MANOWAR (also a founding member of punk act THE DICTATORS). He left the group after 1988’s Kings of Metal and has worked on many other projects such as DEATH DEALER. Nowthe Ross the Boss band are now releasing their fourth offering … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ross The Boss – Born Of Fire

ALBUM REVIEW: Hangatyr – Kalt

Raw, brutal and adrenaline filled. HANGATYR are about to deliver a beautifully orchestrated masterpiece that lyrically communicating tales from Nordic mythology. The name originates from one of many names for Odin this is translated as the Hanged God. After a six year hiatus, fans are eagerly anticipating their return to the world of metal with … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Hangatyr – Kalt

ALBUM REVIEW: Schattenfall – Das Verderben

Formed in 2017, German atmospheric black metallers SCHATTENFALL (translation: Shadows Falling) are back with their new EP Das Verderben (Translation: The Doom) which follows last years Melancholie des Seins (Translation: Melancholy of being) a release that saw favourable reviews when it was released. The band is formed of Ragnar (Vocals), Vladimir Bauer (Guitar, Bass) and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Schattenfall – Das Verderben