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View Article  Scorpions – Comeblack

This is an unusual release for the Scorps, re-recording a number of fan favourite tracks after they announced their retirement…

Seven of the thirteen tracks are from their own catalogue, while the remaining six songs are covers!  Being a fan for well over 25 years I find this difficult ...   more »

View Article  HUGH LAURIE - Let them talk

Hugh Laurie is best known for his superb acting in “House”, but there’s a lot more to this Englishman than meets the eye: along with his love for motorcycles and motorcycle racing, he has a passion for the old blues.  He wants others to understand and love this genre ...   more »

View Article  Saracen - Marilyn

This is the band’s first release since the highly acclaimed “Vox in Excelso” and this, like its predecessor, is a concept album – this time about the life of Marilyn Monroe.

The songs are good, but not outstanding and this may be due to the production not bringing out the ...   more »

View Article  Ilium – Genetic Memory

Ilium is an Australian melodic/power metal outfit with four albums under their studded belts.  “Genetic memory” is the band’s fifth release and the third with vocalist Mike DiMeo, who did time with Riot, as well as Masterplan.

DiMeo’s voice is instantly recognisable, although it rasps more in places on ...   more »

View Article  Trillium – Alloy

Trillium is Amanda Somerville’s solo delving into the world of power metal.  Her previous album, “Windows”, had a far more pop/rock flavour to it but, as she’s been involved with projects like Aina and Avantasia, it seems to be a natural progression to produce something in this genre.

Ms ...   more »

View Article  SHY - Shy

It’s taken me some time to get to listen to this and the first thing that comes to mind is what took me so long?!  This is Shy’s reunion album after a six year hiatus…

As it transpires, the album, special as it is, provides extra meaning for fans ...   more »

View Article  Lee Small – Jamaica Inn (Escape Music)

Lee Small has the claim to fame of being the vocalist for Shy, as well as lending his vocals to Phenomena.  He teams up with guitarist Martin Kronlund (Gypsy Rose) for his first solo release.

This is a lovely slice of melodic rock with heavy classic rock influences, which ...   more »

View Article  Live at Montreux 2010

This release is Gary Moore’s last to be filmed/recorded and is the first to be released posthumously.  Gary Moore had returned to his rock roots and this set is indicative thereof.

His voice sounds a bit off in places, where he barks instead of singing, but his voice does ...   more »

View Article  FINAL CURSE - Way Of The Accursed

I've had my hands on the pre-release of Final Curse's upcoming CD release entitled Way of the Accursed for a bit now. It's one of the luxuries of being friends with the members of the band. Hailing from Charlotte, NC, they have been tearing up the local North Carolina metal ...   more »

View Article  STYX - Live: The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight
A double live CD featuring the band's current line-up plus original bass player Chuck Panozzo, performing the whole of tow of their classic 1970's albums - 'The Grand Illusion' and 'Pieces Of Eight'.
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View Article  Run From Robots - Rust
Pop punksters Run From Robots are about to release this, their debut album. The ten tracks on offer here will be familiar to anyone who has ever listened to Good Charlotte, Blink 182 etc, etc. The band go for the twin vocal approach as with most bands of this ilk ...   more »
View Article  SEP7EMBER - Strange Ways Of Going Home
This is the debut album from Sep7ember who are billed as a “rapidly rising new German melodic punk band”. With this information, I was expecting some high octane pop punk in the mould of Green Day but instead I got what sounds like a Bush tribute act.

Having said that, ...   more »
View Article  KLOGR - Til You Decay
Klogr are an Italian rock/ metal project which came together in 2010 under the watchful eye of frontman Gabriele “Rusty” Rustichelli who appears to have had a hand in several alternative projects in Italy. This album is part of a larger project involving 10 video presentations of the band’s sound....   more »
View Article  Danny Bryant’s Redeye band - Night Life Live In Holland
Danny Bryant started young on his chosen path, turning professional at the tender age of 18. Now 13 years on and still only 31, he has released 7 albums to date, and this, his latest offering, was recorded live in Rosmalen, Holland, on 17th Sept 2011 to be exact....   more »
View Article  CRIMES OF PASSION - To Die For

CRIMES OF PASSION ‘To Die For’ DR2 Records (2012)


Crimes Of Passion return with their second album and two new members – guitarists Charles Staton and Harry Griffths, after original guitarist Andy Lindsay left the band.


The band mix classic metal riffs with a more modern metal sheen, ...   more »

View Article  KANSAS ‘Power’ MCA (1986)

KANSAS ‘Power’ MCA (1986)

‘Power’ is one of the band’s best albums in my humble opinion. This album was the first after the band reformed in 1985. They had split a couple of years earlier after a couple of albums featuring the Elefante brothers, John and Dino. This album ...   more »

View Article  Y&T ‘Down For The Count’ A&M (1985)

Y&T ‘Down For The Count’ A&M (1985)

Y&T had been going as far back as the mid-70′s and prior to this album they had released a string of well received albums including ‘Mean Steak’ and ‘Black Tiger’. Main man Dave Meniketti has a nice raw vocal amply suited to the ...   more »

View Article  XTC ‘Apple Venus – Volume 1′ Cooking Vinyl (2003)


XTC ‘Apple Venus – Volume 1′ Cooking Vinyl (2003)

Ahhh XTC a fine band who started out in the late 70′s New Wave boom and have since spread their musical wings in any direction that takes their fancy. Sadly due to main man Andy Partridge’s stage fright problems they ...   more »

View Article  DIRTY WHITE BOY ‘Bad Reputation’ Polydor (1990)


DIRTY WHITE BOY ‘Bad Reputation’ Polydor (1990) 

Sadly Dirty White Boy only ever did this one album but boy is it a corker! Formed around ex-Guffria vocalist David Glenn Eisley and former David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick they rocked big time with plenty of slide guitar courtesy of Earl ...   more »

View Article  DISTANCE ‘Under The One Sky’ Reprise Records (1989)

DISTANCE ‘Under The One Sky’ Reprise Records (1989)

The Distance were a natural successor to the Powerstation who featured legendary producer Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson and replacing Robert Palmer was Robert Hart. Musically this has some great funk rock numbers such as ‘Give It Up’, neat AOR rock ...   more »

View Article  TENHI – “SAIVO”
Writing about music is an activity I have undertaken with much passion and devotion over the last decade and, as it happens with every occupation outside work, it does tend to occupy much of my free time. So to answer the question, “Why bother?”, I can point to the excitement at discovering ‘new’ and interesting bands, such as that of the Finnish atmospheric metallers “Tenhi”, for example, whose fifth studio album “Saivo” is to be released by the German specialised label Prophecy Productions.   more »
The story of Varg Vikernes has been very well documented and is well known by all fans of Metal music through the years. In 2009, fifteen whole years after being first incarcerated for the murder of Mayhem’s leading man Oystein “Euronymous” Arseth, the quite recluse Norwegian decided to begin working on new material, culminating in the release of two highly acclaimed albums - “Belus” (2009-10) and “Fallen” (2010).    more »
View Article  Lionsex - Get It

Lionsex’ debut album “Get It” is an interesting one, the band have a good sleazy look but when  the vocals from Jef Leppard (seriously!!) come in they are in a lot lower key than you would expect. Musically the songs are sleazy and move along quite nicely, but the ...   more »

View Article  Dirty Passion - Different Tomorrow

In vocalist Emil Ekbladh, Sweden’s Dirty Passion have a singer with a sound that is reminiscent of the early ‘90’s albums by that better known Swedish band Europe. This is not a bad thing but it is an observation that became apparent within the first few notes of opening track ...   more »

View Article  Aesthesia - Shattered Idols

 I was tempted to write “the most authentic Guns n Roses record since “Appetite For Destruction”” but that really doesn’t do Aesthesia’s newly released second album “Shattered Idols” the justice that it deserves. Yes this album is the closest thing I have heard to Axl Rose and the classic ...   more »

View Article  Down & Dirty - Taste of Rock & Roll

As a band Chicago’s Down & Dirty have an average age of just 18 years old- yet the influences they display on new album “Taste of Rock & Roll” are bands that had their heyday long before the boys were even born, yet they have created a record that could ...   more »

View Article  Wrathchild - Stakkattakktwo

 31 years since the band was formed, and 21 years since the release of their last album, ”Delirium”, Wratchchild have released their 4th album “Stakkattakktwo”, and with vocalist Gaz Psychwrath taking the place of Rocky Shades, the band really are firing on all cylinders.


Wrathchild were formed ...   more »

View Article  SEKS - Harder Than You

Norway’s Seks claim they are going to save us from radio dominated by Hip Hop and pop- and whilst that may never happen, they have released a debut album that harks back to ‘80’s arena rock and it is not a bad effort either.


The band members may include ...   more »

View Article  HOPSCOTCH - Straight From The Heart

 German band Hopscotch have self-released album number three, “Straight From The Heart”, a blend of heavy, sleazy, punk infused rock that reminds me of The 69 Eyes before they went heavily gothic.


Vocalist Markus Dangel has, for the most parts, a whisky stained, sleazy growl of a voice ...   more »

View Article  Drought - Untapped

“Untapped” is the debut album from Houston’s Drought. The album is a solid piece of modern rock that will appeal to fans of Nickelback, Shinedown, and Alter Bridge etc- in particular tracks such as “Pick and Pen” and “Look At Me”.


Opening track “One Night Stand” is Simple Minds ...   more »

View Article  D DRIVE - 3D

The 3rd album from New York’s D Drive, “3D” is released in an interesting 3D cover- which has actually been done quite well. Now that is out of the way, let’s concentrate on the album itself, 11 tracks of solid melodic rock- catchy, sing along choruses, hooks a plenty ...   more »

View Article  RIOTGOD - Invisible Empire

The CD is just what is needed to blow those winter cobwebs away. Featuring a solid rhythm section of  Monster Magnet’s Bob Pantella and Jim Baglino, the superb guitars of Garret Sweeney and the vocal talents of Mark Sunshine, Riotgod’s second album “Invisible Empire” is worthy of a major ...   more »

View Article  Auction For The Promise Club - One (EP)
Three piece band consisting of Zoe White Chambers (vocals/guitar) - she also painted the band photo - Toby White Chambers (drums) and Perran Teremwan (guitars/keys). They have already have some good reviews and airplay on BBC 6 Music and Absolute Radio. It is melodious pop with 'If' being the strongest ...   more »
View Article  Sharliza Jelita - Claustrophobia
An electro pop single may not be your typical GRTR! fare but this song is just so damn catchy. Yes the vocals sound like they are Autotuned to the max and the synths come from Fisher Price but it is a very decent pop tune. Apparently at her gigs she ...   more »
View Article  LEE SMALL - Jamaica Inn

 Fresh from his sterling vocal performance on last year’s excellent Shy album, Lee Small makes a splash with this solo album. He has previously sung with other bands including Cloven Hoof, Pride and appears on forthcoming albums from Phenomena and Gypsy Rose (two of the band – Martin Kronlund ...   more »

View Article  THUNDERSTICK - Echoes From The Analogue Asylum

 Finding notoriety with Samson (after a brief stint with Iron Maiden), the mask clad Thunderstick was perhaps better known for his image than his drumming skills, which is a shame because he’s actually quite thunderous.


After leaving Samson he formed his own band and recorded the Feels Like ...   more »

View Article  FREEDOM CALL - Land Of The Crimson Dawn

Classic operatic melodic power metal at its absolute best. Don’t believe me, go check it out.  Freedom Call’s seventh studio album is as strong as ever, melodic and captivating.


From the outset, it’s less gothic than the previous Shadow King opus, and less thrashy than 2007’s Dimensions, but it ...   more »

View Article  VENGEANCE - Crystal Eye

Solid Dutch metal with a stellar cast and a decent follow up to their 2009 album Soul Collector. Hard to believe this band have been going 30 years now, and they still sound good.


With vocalist Leon Goewie is bassist Chris Glen (MSG, SAHB), guitarist Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper) ...   more »

View Article  NITROGODS - S/T
A three piece band featuring former Thunderhead/Primal Fear guitarist Henny Wolter, Freedom Call's drummer Klaus Sperling (who was also in Primal Fear with Wolter) and on bass/vocals Oimel Larcher, who sang in former Motorhead guitarist's 'Fast' Eddie Clarke's band. Clarke guests on one song on the album and Larcher's vocals ...   more »
View Article  Damn Vandals - The Beautiful Mind EP
Following on from two previous singles, Damn Vandals are about to release this 4 track EP. Their previous singles have gained critical acclaim from various sources including none other than Tom Robinson on Radio 6.

The 4 tracks on offer here sound like they were penned by Frank Black, there ...   more »
View Article  History Of Guns - Whatever You Do, Don’t Turn Up At Twelve
This is a confusing album. The band have been together for 16 years and although I follow music closely I had never come across the name before. This is History Of Guns' fourth album and looking at the bands Wiki page there have been plenty of singles and even a ...   more »
View Article  Model Society - Horizons
This is the latest single from London based rockers Model Society. This is a one track affair and it s not too bad, sounding a bit Bloc Party-like spliced with a healthy dose of the Levellers. The song has a good melody and a hooky chorus, there is a ...   more »
View Article  BEYOND THE BRIDGE - The Old Man & The Spirit
View Article  10 Q's with ROCKY NEWTON (X-UFO)

Bassist Rocky Newton has been a ...   more »

View Article  10 Q's with CLIVE EDWARDS (X-UFO)
Clive Edwards has drummed for many bands ...   more »

View Article  FISH (Derek William Dick) INTERVIEW
Derek William Dick is certainly a man of many talents! When he is not touring under his electric moniker ...   more »
View Article  10 Q's with DANNY PEYRONEL (X-UFO)

1. What are you currently up to? 


We're anxiously awaiting the first shipment of our first album, the totally live "VOL.1: THE LIVE FILES!".

We put a lot of work and support into producing this totally and entirely on our own, and the result, thanks to some terrific European ...   more »

View Article  Dead Label - Sense Of Slaughter
Irish trio, Dead Label, formed in 2008, won a nationwide battle of the bands the following year and released an EP in 2010. This album release then is the natural progression for the band and one they hope will move the band up to the next rung on the ladder ...   more »
View Article  Vinterblot - Nether Collapse
A bit of Pagan death metal this time all the way from Bali in Italy. This is the debut album from the 5 piece although they released an EP back in 2010 to critical acclaim.

Brutal about sums up Vinterblot’s sound with riffs hitting you like a sledgehammer to the ...   more »
View Article  4 Arm - Submission For Liberty
Antipodean thrashers 4 Arm have been peddling their wares for the past 8 years and have gathered a good fan base and a number of equipment endorsements along the way. This is the band’s 3rd album, the others being 2005‘s ‘13 Scars’ and ‘The Empires Of Death’ from 2009 ...   more »
View Article  Fourth Autumn - Mock The Weak
Fourth Autumn are clearly a band with a with a sense of humour, all be it of the black variety. This is the Welsh death metaller’s debut album and the band describe their sound as a mix of Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murders and Cradle Of Filth with, and I ...   more »
View Article  10 Q's with JEFF SCOTT SOTO

1. What are you currently up to?


I have a new album coming out in March - Damage Control and yes, I will be touring.


2.  Can you take us through the songs on the new album ‘Damage Control’?


There is a song on the album ...   more »

View Article  PRIMAL FEAR - Unbreakable
This is the ninth studio album from Primal Fear, a band I have never quite 'got' musically as I often found them to be too much of a Judas Priest copycat at times. I am very pleased to be proved wrong though as this album is one glorious metal ride!...   more »
View Article  UNCLE SID - Rock Guru (single)
Canadian rockers Uncle Sid release a new single 'Rock Guru', the first to feature their new vocalist Terena Armstrong. Full marks to Uncle Sid as they keep going and they certainly have a vocal find in Terena Armstrong who easily holds her own with the driving hard rock. Think of ...   more »
View Article  Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes
Craig Finn, for the uninitiated, is the front man of American indie rockers The Hold Steady and this is his debut solo album shortly to be released.

Craig has left the more guitar driven sound of The Hold Steady behind for this album and instead has opted for a more ...   more »
View Article  ANVIL re-issues

Despite many years of exposure to the ...   more »

View Article  The Evil Dead - Pronounced The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead are all the way from ( Don’t Cry For Me) Argentina, but thankfully there is no Andrew Lloyd Webber influence in evidence. As you would imagine with a name like The Evil Dead the band dabble in a bit of death, thrash and good old heavy metal. ...   more »
View Article  SANGUINE - S/T
Now here is a band that have garnered a bit of heavyweight support early in their careers. Slipknot’s Joey Jordison has waxed lyrical about the band’s talents and Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden was impressed enough to invite singer Tarin Kerrey to provide vocals for his solo album. Not bad ...   more »
View Article  Interview with JOHN AXELROD

Classical rock is a nascent ...   more »

View Article  Backstage Hero interview with Planet Rock's breakfast DJ Paul Anthony

How did you become involved in the music business?


I started my career as a Pontins Bluecoat in Blackpool at the age of 16. That was really my apprenticeship into the world of entertainment, plus as a Blue all the girls wanted to bed you!


What was your ...   more »

View Article  SPOCK’S BEARD ‘The X-Tour Live’

SPOCK’S BEARD ‘The X-Tour Live’ Music Theories Recordings/Mascot


Recorded live at the Downey Civic Centre in September 2010 this live release will make the swansong of Nick D’Virgilio who left the band last year. They play all of the ‘X’ album on disc one save for ‘Their Names Escape ...   more »



Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

There is a fine line between persistence and stubbornness, a line walked by guitarist/vocalist Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek, leader and founding member of the Polish Death Metal institution Vader, since first forming the band way back in 1983. The amiable frontman ...   more »

View Article  ORPHANED LAND (Yiossi Sassi) INTERVIEW
Orphaned Land is a band that is famous for its unique blend of Oriental sounding Metal and the high energy performances that they have been giving ever since they first came together as a band twenty years ago. In view of the recent release of their quite impressive DVD “The ...   more »
View Article  NAPALM DEATH (Mark “Barney” Greenway) INTERVIEW
2011 has been quite a fulfilling year in terms of impressive album releases and good quality live shows and as someone who grew up supporting the extreme Metal scene I could not think of a better way to end it other than attending a Napalm Death gig at the legendary ...   more »


Metal Church - The Present Wasteland
The music industry has changed dramatically over the years when it comes to finding and supporting young talent. Back in the 80s, all a band had to do was to record a demo, post it to as many labels as possible ...   more »

View Article  ORPHANED LAND Gig Review

London / Borderline, Tuesday 22nd of November 2011

Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis

The story of the Israeli Prog/Folk Metal outfit Orphaned Land is not that of an average band. Apart from the fact that they both hail from and operate in ...   more »



Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

Two years ago, during one of my numerous pilgrimages to beautiful Germany whilst visiting a very dear friend of mine, I was introduced to the sounds of an album entitled “The Time Of No Time Evermore” – the debut heavy ...   more »

View Article  LOCK UP (Anton Reisenegger) INTERVIEW
Anton Reisenegger is one of the most pleasant people you can ever wish to meet in the music industry. When not recording albums with either Criminal or Pentagram (Chile), his ‘own’ musical projects, Anton handles guitar duties for the Grind legends Lock Up who earlier in 2011 released their latest ...   more »
Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

Yorkshire-based Doomsters My Dying Bride have never been the kind of band which shies away from experimentation. Clear evidence can be found in any of the band’s recordings including “Evinta” - a collection of fourteen compositions which was released earlier this year and which saw the band presenting riffs and ...   more »
View Article  GORGOROTH (Pest & Infernus) INTERVIEW
It is very rare for me to find myself in the situation that I have to do an interview with a band for an album that I have not yet listened to but in the case of Gorgoroth the circumstances were pretty special, as the album in question is a ...   more »
View Article  THE DEVIL’S BLOOD (Selim Lemouchi) INTERVIEW
 There are only a handful of albums that managed to create such a massive impression on me as “The Thousandfold Epicentre”, the second studio album of the Dutch Occult Rockers The Devil’s Blood, so grabbing the opportunity of doing an interview with the band was a no brainer. When I ...   more »
View Article  THE QUILL (Mags, Christian, Jolle & Robert) INTERVIEW
When my good friend Mike asked me to arrange an interview with the members of a band called The Quill, I did so without having listen to a single note of their latest album “Full Circle” – an album that I came to truly love as it is a classic ...   more »
View Article  HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - HoS
Five years on since their last album 'Retoxed' House Of Shakira are back. The band's line-up has changed radically as well with former Mind's Eye vocalist Andreas Novak joining the band, along with Basse Blyberg and Martin Larsson on bass and drums. These new members join the guitar duo of ...   more »
View Article  SKARLETT RIOT - Villain
Hailing from that most rocking of towns, Scunthorpe, Skarlett Riot will shortly be unleashing their second EP to their ever expanding fan base. The female fronted four piece play melodic hard rock in the vein of Paramore and Halestorm. They have gained a lot of exposure over the last year ...   more »
View Article  FIREFALLDOWN - These Wounds
Firefalldown are a trio from London who have been treading the boards for a few years now. This is the band’s latest single which will be the title track from their forthcoming album.

Soundwise the three piece blend a bit of the Chili Peppers with a smattering of nu metal ...   more »
View Article  VENOM - Fallen Angels

Venom, now there is a name from the past. My earliest encounter with Cronos and co was way back on the early 80
s Channel 4 rock programme ECT playing Too Loud For The Crowd, happy days.

The band have been through a lot ...   more »
View Article  VAN HALEN - Tattoo
So Van Halen are (finally!) back with a new album 'A Different Kind Of Truth' due in early February (7th in the US) and this song, 'Tattoo' is the lead single. It is very much a family affair with Wolfgang Van Halen on bass with the master showman David Lee ...   more »
View Article  FORMER - The Kids Deserve Cable
Former hail from the home of country music, Nashville, but there is little of that city’s musical heritage evident in this the band’s second album. The band are billed as pop/rock and quote Cheap Trick, The Wildhearts and Elvis Costello as influences.

Their sound though owes more to Feeder than ...   more »
View Article  DARKER HALF - Desensitized
Darker Half are a heavy metal band from the land down under, Sydney to be exact, but their influences are most definitely from the northern hemisphere. The band owe a lot to early Maiden more than anything else with a raw metal sound, twin guitar delivery and screaming vocals. Just ...   more »
View Article  TARJA TURUNEN & HARUS - In Concert Live A Sibelius Hall
Tarja Turunen, as most people will no doubt know, was front women of Nightwish, a heavy metal band with major classical overtones. Tarja’s vocal delivery has always been very much in an operatic style, which was perfect for the majestic sound of Nightwish and on this DVD and CD package ...   more »
View Article  ALWAYS THE QUIET ONES - Freak Show
Another new EP, this time from Liverpudlian Quintet Always The Quiet Ones. The band formed in 2010 and have so far gathered a good size following and landed a few tasty support slots with the likes of Deaf Havana and Turbogeist.

Sound wise the obvious influences on the band have ...   more »
View Article  IN A PLACE OF HOPE - S/T
Southampton based 5 piece ‘In Place Of Hope’ are another new band entering the realm of hardcore metal, much in the vein of Parkway Drive. This is a self titled 3 track EP which is a gloriously noisy affair. The EP was recorded with Justin Hill of Sikth, which if ...   more »
View Article  ISOLATED ATOMS - Illuminate
Isolated Atoms hark back to a time when indie rock was all low slung basses and dodgy angular hair cuts. Billed as an‘electro rock’ outfit they borrow heavily from Joy Division/ New Order and The Cure to name but two, but a whole raft of 80‘s names could be added ...   more »
View Article  Rising Star - Josh Taerk

Josh Taerk has recently released a very accomplished album 'Never Look Back' and he recently played a couple of UK dates back in November. Defintely an artist to look out for in the coming months and years...

1. What are you currently up to?

I’m always writing new songs, I ...   more »

View Article  10 Q's with TREVOR JONES

Trevor Jones releases his new album 'Ghost Of Song' in March and it is highly recommended, as is his blog which you can access here

1.    What are you currently up to?

As well as lining up the release of ‘Ghost of Song’ for early March, I’m working on ...   more »

View Article  STRAYLINGS ‘Entertainment On Foreign Grounds’

The band released a debut EP in 2011 which received rave reviews and they release this, their full debut album in March. The Straylings are a duo consisting of vocalist Dana Zeera and guitarist Oliver Drake.


An album of definite interest to those who enjoy PJ Harvey and the ...   more »

View Article  10 Q's with ED HALE

1. What are you currently up to?

a.       Currently up to our necks is what we’re up to! Total madness. But a very cool kind. Semi-controlled madness. Just a lot of incredible things happening right now all at the same time. It’s a thrill and a rush for sure. But it ...   more »

View Article  BEGGARS & THIEVES - We Are The Broken Hearted

One of a number of excellent melodic ...   more »

View Article  JOHN DU CANN - The Many Side Of John Du Cann
Angel Air have done a sterling job over the past few years bringing rare, previously unreleased and out of print titles in John Du Cann's catalogue to the shelves again and this collection forms a good overview of the man's career, or maybe a good starting point should you be ...   more »
View Article  VIRGIN STEELE - Age Of Consent
In bemoaning the fact this album got overlooked upon initial release, vocalist David DeFeis explains his decision to remaster and revisit this album again.  A late 80s release it marked the band's fourth full length discs and in places certainly features some grand ideas that see rough edges smoothed by ...   more »

Hiya gents… What are Big Life currently up to? (recording, gigs, plans etc.)

Steve : “Hi Jason…. Alright? I’m currently in the studio recording the follow up to “The Art Of Balance”, the last Newman album. I’m hoping to get this out in the late summer. And, I am also ...   more »