ERIC MARTIN (MR BIG) About To Embark On UK Tour (News)

ERIC MARTIN (MR BIG) About To Embark On UK Tour (News)

Singer Eric Martin of Mr Big and Avantasia fame is about to hit the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, in fact).  He is ably accompanied by guitarist David Cotterill of UK metal band Demon. ERIC MARTIN A local of the San Francisco Bay Area, Eric Martin first started his career in the music industry in 1978. During his career, Eric has featured on some fantastic albums.  Furthermore, his voice is immediately recognisable. Its rich…

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HEART OF JORDAN – Heart Of Jordan (Album Review)

HEART OF JORDAN – Heart Of Jordan (Album Review)

Heart Of Jordan are a new band out of Michigan and they blow the doors off the Metalcore scene with their self-titled debut! You scratch a Lottery ticket and win big time, or you survive a huge change.  Life gives you surprises that really make you glad to be alive.  I was thinking that I couldn’t love another album as much as something like the latest Beartooth record, when along comes my new favorite collection…

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CAULDRON – New Gods (Album Review)

CAULDRON – New Gods (Album Review)

Background New Gods is the fifth studio album from Canadian three-piece Cauldron. Having formed in 2006 the band consists of mainstays Jason Decay (bass, vocals) and Ian Chains (guitars) and after a merry-go-round of drummers have had Myles Deck since 2012. Cauldron are considered to be a part of the new wave of traditional heavy metal, a movement championing the return of a more traditional sound to metal. 2016’s In Ruin was seen by many…

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BONFIRE – Legends (October 19, 2018)

BONFIRE – Legends (October 19, 2018)

German rock veterans Bonfire return on October 19, 2018, with a covers album entitled Legends. Available via AFM Records, the album consists of a mammoth 32 tracks. Music is extremely powerful, it has the power to bring back memories. It has the power to take you away from troubles or worries. It can make you feel happy, sad, powerful, rejoiceful or even relaxed. It can put you into a story, be it fact or fictional. It can spark the…

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA – The Unheavenly Creatures (Album Review)

COHEED AND CAMBRIA – The Unheavenly Creatures (Album Review)

COHEED AND CAMBRIA – Bio Around ten years ago, I kept hearing the name Coheed and Cambria at comic cons and while reading an assortment of rock magazines. I always avoided checking out the band because of their name, which at the time I thought was a bit lame.  However, one day I was sat watching highlights from the Download festival on the t.v. when a live performance from said band hit the screen. My…

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GINGER WILDHEART – G*A*S*S* Mk II (November 16, 2018)

GINGER WILDHEART – G*A*S*S* Mk II (November 16, 2018)

Ginger Wildheart – solo artist and frontman of rockers The Wildhearts – has re-launched his own record label – the label he formed back in 1994. And to celebrate, Ginger is releasing G*A*S*S* Mk II on double gatefold sleeve vinyl, Compact Disc and Direct Download. The album features 13 songs recorded as part of Ginger’s 2014 year-long G*A*S*S* project, which saw the prolific songwriter record and release three songs every month direct to fans who…

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OUTLAW – Marauders (October 26, 2018)

OUTLAW – Marauders (October 26, 2018)

Outlaw originally formed in Lappeenranta, Finland, in 2015 by vocalist Lee Anvel and bassist John Kaiser. The line-up is completed by guitarists Jimmy Slashburner and Simon Shatter plus Johnny Gutter on drums. After an initial demo tape by the name of “Speed Calls,” High Roller Records stepped in and offered a deal for the band’s debut long-player Marauders.Marauders features eight self-penned tracks, which singer Lee Anvel describes as follows: “I’ve been aiming for a Saxon-kinda approach when…

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MODERN MIMES – The Gray (October 10, 2018)

MODERN MIMES – The Gray (October 10, 2018)

Modern Mimes is an American music artist duo from Fort Lauderdale, FL. The duo consists of Adi Elcida Hernandez on vocals/guitar/sampling and Ernesto Paez on the double neck guitar bass. Their music can be best described as “Future Goth,” a term they coined in order to explain the fusion of alternative heavy guitar riffs, powerfully haunting vocals, subconscious provoking lyrics, electronic drums, and catchy pop melodies. The band have released a new video for their Deftones cover of “My Own…

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DISSENTIENCE – Mask of Pretense EP (October 26, 2018)

DISSENTIENCE – Mask of Pretense EP (October 26, 2018)

Since its origins in the 80s, thrash has undergone quite the revitalization, melding with other metal sub-genres to become a beast quite unlike the one in its heyday. That said, the sheer number of bands attempting to emulate successes has also watered the scene down, creating uninspiring carbon copy acts. It’s remarkable, then, that a young band from Pennsylvania named Dissentience can make the genre sound fresh in 2018, with a style that already screams…

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JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE – Mama Said Rock Is Dead (February 8, 2019)

JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE – Mama Said Rock Is Dead (February 8, 2019)

What started some six years ago as an 80s rock show paying tribute to icons such as Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi has long developed into a hot, autonomous act with fantastic songs and an impressive stage show: John Diva & The Rockets Of Love, a flamboyant rock band in true 80s style, graced with a talent for breathing fresh air into the classic rock music genre, are scheduled to release their debut…

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