WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s ChoicE For Album Of The Month July 2022

Tungsten - Bliss Bliss came to my attention only recently and over the past week, it has been on loop. TUNGSTEN are due to play Sabaton Open Air in a few days time and their diverse sounds caught my attention instantly. When listening to Bliss, I find out instantly that it is hard to pigeonhole … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s ChoicE For Album Of The Month July 2022

ALBUM ANNIVERSARY: Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way

No introductions are required here, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are one of the largest household names in rock music. Recently they celebrated the twentieth anniversary of modern rock classic By The Way. Before I go into how I came across the album and my thoughts on it, here are some facts about the record. It … Continue reading ALBUM ANNIVERSARY: Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Half-Way Choices – Singles

Following on from my albums post, here's what singles have made my year so far. Jonathan Young – Man The Cannons Before coming across this song, I was familiar with Jonathan Young, in particular his metal covers of a variety of songs. Last year, he released an album of his own material with the band … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Half-Way Choices – Singles

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Half-Way Choices – Albums

In the famous words of BON JOVI "woah, we're half way there". For me personally, it's been a tough year so far and the thing that keeps me going in the great music. There have been some brilliant releases so far, here are some of my favourite albums that have been released so far. Kissin’ … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Half-Way Choices – Albums

ALBUM ANNIVERSARY: Shinedown – Amaryllis

SHINEDOWN’s Amaryllis turned ten years old on 27th March 2022. It’s an album that has really stuck with me throughout these years. Before I go into my thoughts about the album and what it means to me, here are some facts about the record. Amaryllis is SHINEDOWN's fourth studio album. It was released 27th March … Continue reading ALBUM ANNIVERSARY: Shinedown – Amaryllis

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Honourable Mentions of 2021

Before we reveal the last playlist and finish for the year, I would like to give some honourable mentions to a few albums. Here they are: Everdawn – Cleopatra EVERDAWN’s debut album Cleopatra is Symphonic Metal at it’s finest. It transports you through their account of Cleopatra through majestic symphonies, stunning vocals and excellent musicianship. … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Honourable Mentions of 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

I will repeat what I said last year, thank you for the music. Whilst things are slowly getting back to our own versions of normal, there is still uncertainty in the air. As I write this, they have reintroduced measures due to news of the new variant of a certain virus. Anyway enough virus talk … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: TIPS FOR ATTENDING AN EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

I attended my first gig after a year and half due to the pandemic, you can read about it here. If you’re heading to a live show or any other event for the first time after COVID and any event after that, here are some tips I have learnt that really helped me cope during … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: TIPS FOR ATTENDING AN EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: NOZFEST – LOTTY’S FIRST EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

Where do I start? The last actual live show I had attended before heading into global lockdown was Sabaton at Wembley Arena in February 2020. So, it had been at least a year and a half since I attended an actual live show. For context I mean not watching it through a screen or seated … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: NOZFEST – LOTTY’S FIRST EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN