THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND – Chimney (Single Review)

THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND – Chimney (Single Review)

The Southern River Band are from Australia and after hearing them for the first time I liked it enough to do a little bit of Googling but didn’t find very much information about them. I did find some cracking live YouTube footage though. After corresponding with their PR folk I managed to find out enough to do a piece on them! They are a 4 piece classic hard rock band with plenty of groove and from…

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BLOODSTOCK: Last Main Stage Band Announced (News)

BLOODSTOCK: Last Main Stage Band Announced (News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 Bloodstock have announced the last main stage (the Dio) band for this year’s extravaganza in August, along with the last for the second stage (the Sophie) whilst also recently updating plans when it comes to the festival becoming a much greener event! More about that, later in this news piece. Last Dio Stage Band at Bloodstock First up on the Dio stage on the Friday, finishing the announcements, there are British old school thrash metal band…

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SAMANTHA FISH – Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Concert Review)

SAMANTHA FISH – Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Concert Review)

A Little Background… Samantha Fish is an American singer songwriter and blues guitarist from Kansas City in Missouri. She has been around since 2009 and, to be honest, has just come to my attention. Shame on me! The lady has around 9 albums out showing off her various styles, covering anything from blues, rock, soul and jazz. A very versatile artist. On this show she focussed on her last 3 albums, 2 of which feature original…

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POSSESSED – Revelations Of Oblivion (Album Review)

POSSESSED – Revelations Of Oblivion (Album Review)

Possessed – Bio After just over a 30 year wait, Possessed have recorded a new album. There have been a couple of EPs along the way (the last, Ashes From Hell, was back in 2006) but this is exciting news for Death Metal fans everywhere. The band were probably the first to have growled vocals and seriously intense drumming.  Nearly every band of note have name checked them as an influence. There is only one original…

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RED CRUST FESTIVAL – EDINBURGH (Festival Review)

RED CRUST FESTIVAL – EDINBURGH (Festival Review)

Background To The Festival: This isn’t a full festival review, but rather a short round up about a brand new indoor festival in Edinburgh, Scotland called the Red Crust Festival. Held within the 500 person venue known as La Belle Angele, the event brought together bands both local to Edinburgh and around Scotland but also from England and Ireland and musically included old school rock, stoner, sludge, progressive, doom, post-hardcore amongst others. It certainly catered for a good…

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BLOODSTOCK – 6 more bands annouced (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK –  6 more bands annouced (Festival News)

Bloodstock is continuing to fill out the second stage (Sophie) for the festival being held over the weekend of 8 to 11 August 2019. On this day they have released 5 new names, 5 of which are for Sunday and one for Saturday. There is a mix of thrash, death and progressive metals to be found. Most of them are new to this reviewer but having listened to all of them I can say that all…

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JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

On a beautiful Easter Monday holiday Glasgow welcomed American blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa to the aptly nicknamed Armadillo theatre on the edge of the Clyde river. I personally had never had the chance to catch the man himself on one of his own tours as opposed to the supergroup Black Country Communion. In this rather plush venue which is all seated the atmosphere could be best described as laid back. In fact, the audience remained seated for most of…

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BLOODSTOCK – 7 Bands For Easter (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK – 7 Bands For Easter (Festival News)

  In time for Easter, the organizers at Bloodstock Metal Festival have released 7 new band names for the event in August as well as announcing a brand new charity partner for this year! It is one of the things the festival likes to do, raising money for young folks whilst we all have a great time. All the bands in this announcement are for the Sophie tent stage. 5 of them are for Friday and 2…

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ATORC – Under The Raven Banner (Album Review)

ATORC – Under The Raven Banner (Album Review)

Opening Thoughts And Confession: I confess that I am not a massive fan of what is called folk or Viking metal. I do enjoy hearing it at festivals with a beer in hand (and a few in my stomach) or indeed in a small sweaty club with, you guessed it, beers! It isn’t a genre that I listen much to at home, however I was offered a band from that genre to review. The band…

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LEFT FOR RED – Human Complex (Album Review)

LEFT FOR RED – Human Complex (Album Review)

Background: Left For Red are a 5-piece metal band from the Black Country/ West Midlands near Birmingham in England, an area that has been a hot bed of great rock music through the years including bands (or at least some members of these bands) like Slade, Judas Priest, Black Country Communion and at least one of Led Zeppelin. The band have been around now for 10 years and are releasing their second album Human Complex officially on Saturday April 6 when they play…

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