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BLOODSTOCK Announce 5 More (Festival News)

Bloodstock continue to add bands, some in place of US bands who are having to pull out due to travel issues. The event which all fingers and toes are crossed for is due to happen the weekend of August 11 to 15 at the usual venue of Catton Hall in Derbyshire. Five bands are added […]

TROPE – Eleutheromania (Album Review)

Some Background: Trope formed in 2016 and are comprised primarily of guitarist and producer Dave Thompson and vocalist Diana Studenberg and come from Hollywood. The album called Eleutheromania (meaning “a great desire, or an obsession for freedom”) was mixed by David Bottrill (Tool and Peter Gabriel amongst others), mastered by Ted Jensen (Stone Temple Pilots […]

THE L.A. MAYBE – Dirty Damn Tricks (Album Review)

An Introduction The L.A. Maybe are from the Carolinas in the USA who display a love of late 70s and mainly 1980s rock music. Hard rock, glam, sleaze and a smidgeon of Southern rock, they do it all. They make good time music in the main. The singer Alvi Robinson possesses a voice that can […]

BLOODSTOCK – 11 New Bands for 2021 (Festival News)

Full steam ahead Bloodstock Metal Festival are going full steam ahead preparing a metal feast in August. Hot on the heels of the additions of Kreator as Saturday night main headliner along with Seidrblot, Evile and Bloodshot Dawn come 11 new bands covering a wide spectrum of metal styles. There is a main stage performer […]

DVNE – Etemen Aenka (Album Review)

All Important Background Dvne are an Edinburgh-based band that formed back in 2013 and have one album previously to their name called Asheran which came out in 2017. The band write lyrics and stories it seems based around the work of the writer Frank Herbert and especially Dune from which it would appear they have taken […]

TURBYNE – Arc (Album Review)

About The Band Arc is the second album from Scottish progressive rock/metal outfit Turbyne. Their first came out back in 2015 but since then they have been writing as well as gigging including playing Bloodstock Metal Festival where this reviewer first came across them. Since the last album Origins And Endings, they have added a full-time […]

PHILM – Time Burner (Album Review)

An Introduction To The Band Philm are a 3-piece outfit who play music that is rock but yet kind of isn’t. The band used to have Dave Lombardo of Slayer fame sitting in the drum seat but they sound nothing like that. Bands or artists that I noted whilst listening included Black Sabbath, Syd Barret […]

MAUDIIR – La Part Du Diable – (EP Review)

“Who The “F” Is? Maudiir is a Canadian metal artist comprising of one guy called F. In the press release it said all instruments by F, all songs written, produced and mastered by F. I wondered who is this elusive character? Well, it mentioned he was a member of the band Trinity Blast. Looking them […]

XAEL – Bloodtide Rising (Album Review)

What A Surprise/Background: Sometimes when reviewing, things come your way that stop you in your tracks. Hearing for the first time the band Xael did just that. I started listening before reading any of the press release and from the moment I hit play I was captivated. The music really grabbed and moved me and […]