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Album Review: Deafheaven – Infinite Granite

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Album Review: Black Rainbows – Cosmic Ritual Supertrip

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ALBUM REVIEW: TRIVIUM – WHAT THE DEAD MEN SAY

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Drott is comprised of Arve Isdal (Enslaved), Ivar Thormodsæter (Ulver) and Matias Monsen and hails from Bergen in the west coast of Norway. With their varied musical background ranging from metal and jazz to classical music, the band have created their own genre which can only be described as Drott. Inspired by forces of nature, …

With covid having forced the band into the studio with producers Paul Visser (Black Orchid Empire, Hawxx) and Kev Yates (Forever Never) to create the follow up to their debut EP Battle Cry. The result is their epic three track EP Spiral. The band remark about the EP: “Work on Spiral began the moment lockdown …

The follow up to 2019’s ‘Renaissance Men’, sees Ginger Wildheart, CJ, Rich Battersby and Danny McCormack back in the studio to drop another tub-thumper of a record. The fact these guys are still doing this and writing at this level of brilliance needs to be heard. Ginger comments: “Renaissance Men reminded me of our first album, Earth Vs …

Newcastle metal band Rituals have been teasing audiences for a while now by dropping various singles over the last couple of years. Now the band have dropped their EP Awake full of driving powerful modern metal ready to fill many a mosh pit. ‘Awake’ rough sounding vocals with thunderous accompaniment from the crashing guitar, pounding …

Leprous were like many bands during the pandemic who had their touring plans put on hold, they band used the time to re-enter the studio to create their seventh full-length album. Titled Aphelion it comes on the heels of their previous album ‘Pitfalls’. Pieced together in three different studios, Aphelion is a collection of dynamic …

A little history, for the uninitiated; on the 9th November 1970, a certain young guitarist called Eric Clapton and his blues/rock band Derek and the Dominoes released their first (and only) studio album, ‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs’. Despite Clapton’s latter-day ‘elder statesman of guitar’ status, the album flopped commercially – despite the critics’ favour …

Rock n roll duo The Cold Stares, have release their new album Heavy Shoes via Mascot Records. Recorded largely at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis and mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers) and mastered by Andy Vandette (Beastie Boys/Smashing Pumpkins), Heavy Shoes is their heaviest record yet. “I tend to try to write like you’re reading a book. It’s descriptive, …

Under the direction of a certain Hull resident Tom Fish, Manchester based Swedish Magazines have released their new ep/mini-album (delete as appropriate) Worried Sick, on magnificent cassette via the brilliant DIY outfit, Alphaville Records. Fittingly, especially on further investigation, it was recorded in a bedsit on a laptop with, at least if the press release …

What to say about the Reverend Billy F Gibbons, one third of boogie-rock legends ZZ Top and with a career at the forefront of Texas Blues for over fifty years? With a vocal growl as distinctive as the tone of Pearly Gates, his legendary ’59 Les Paul, and an otherworldly feel for the Texas shuffle, …