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An eclectic line up of bands made this gig a must see for me. The crowd that gathered on a bitterly cold night in Manchester was definitely sparse, but they were enthusiastic for each band. Sahg opened up with a great set of hard rock that warmed the crowd up nicely. The set was drawn [...]
Swedish outfit New Keepers of the Water Towers return with their epic new album, Cosmic Child. The album opens with ‘The Great Leveller’, immediately setting out with a crashing opening riff and marching drums backed with glorious power chords. There are dense, psychedelic vocals and crushing doom style riffs throughout, along with some excellent solo [...]
Welcome Farewell is Vreid’s 6th album after forming in 2004, out of the ashes of former band, Windir. Windir disbanded due to the death of lead singer, Terje “Valfar” Bakken. The band felt that they couldn’t carry on as a Windir, so they recruited a new guitarist and Sture Dingsøyr took over vocal duties. Vreid [...]
Wednesday 13 has been on the music scene for around 20 years and he is yet to reach the age of 40. If life begins at 40, only Hell knows how many records he’ll get out there! The Dixie Dead is Wednesday 13’s first full album since 2011’s Calling All Corpses. If you know anything [...]
Hell or Highwater is the side project of Atreyu drummer and vocalist, Brandon Saller. For Hell or Highwater, Saller puts down the sticks and picks up the guitar to front the band. The album has been in circulation since August 2010 when the band started selling it at shows, however they now have a re-release [...]
New Dominions is the new release from two American drone/ doom acts Horseback and Locrian. If you are expecting punchy guitars and short tracks, I would stop reading now. This is music that you should listen to with your headphones on in a dark room. The atmospheres that are created here just reek of claustrophobia [...]
Shakra are a Swiss hard rock band, originally from Bern, who have been together since the late nineties. They have released numerous studio and live albums, Powerplay being the most recent. Over the years, the band has enjoyed some success in mainland Europe with support slots for Iron Maiden and Guns ‘N Roses, but they [...]