H.E.A.T Festival Club, ROCKFABRIK, Faces Closure (News)

H.E.A.T Festival Club, ROCKFABRIK, Faces Closure (News)

In December 2018, I attended my first H.E.A.T Festival in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Canadaian bands Gypsy Rose and Coney Hatch both performed on the bill of this well-established melodic rock festival. A large group of us are already planned to return in December 2019 for the next installment of the event. But shortly after that festival, it seems that the Rockfabrik Club may close it’s doors. The club is more than a pice of rock and…

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BLOODSTOCK – Yet More Bands Added (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK – Yet More Bands Added (Festival News)

Bloodstock Metal Festival are busy adding new bands to the line-up. The New Blood Stage has even more winners added and the Jägermeister Stage has also seen more bands announced. Let’s get on with telling you all the latest announcements, starting with the Jägermeister. Jägermeister Stage: Two bands are added to Saturday the first act being a “one man death metal band“. Tom Reynolds is that man and he goes under the name of Foul Body Autopsy and he has been described as…

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WORMWOOD – Nattarvet (July 26, 2019)

WORMWOOD – Nattarvet (July 26, 2019)

Having the opportunity to write and review means that sometimes various promotion companies get in contact to inform you about a band on their roster that they hope you might write about. There are times when something you listen to jumps out and leaves a desire not only to hear more but to also write about as you find yourself captivated. That happened to me when sent information about a new album due to be released…

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NEONFLY – Crowdfund New Album, The World Is Burning (News)

NEONFLY – Crowdfund New Album, The World Is Burning (News)

British power metal/AOR outfit Neonfly are working on a new album, their third, called This World Is Burning which they are asking fans to help finance via crowdfunding. It has been a few years since the band was active due to a number of reasons including breakdowns, breakups and the horror of being robbed whilst on the road losing not only all their gear but their money as well. If any band needed a boost and a bit of…

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JOHN CORABI – Possibility of a Union Reunion (News)

JOHN CORABI – Possibility of a Union Reunion (News)

John Corabi Union Reunion: Speaking with LC on a recent appearance on the Cobras & Fire Podcast, John Corabi talks about the possibility of a Union reunion. “We’ve talked about it before. Like, let’s just go out and do a month of shows and see how it goes.” He also discusses the possibility of having the Union reunion on a boat: “They’ve (Monsters of Rock Cruise) talked to me about it, even the KISS Kruise. They’ve…

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BLOODSTOCK 2019 – New Blood Bands And Day Tickets (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 – New Blood Bands And Day Tickets (Festival News)

It has got to that point in the calendar where some of the most interesting announcements are made. Bands that hardly anyone knows outside of perhaps their home towns but have lots to offer. Bands which could well be your new favorite band. That is always an exciting possibility at any festival which allows new blood and particularly at Bloodstock Metal Fest where the bands have worked hard through several grueling rounds of Metal 2 The Masses the name of…

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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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Michael Sweet-“We’re not going to have actors portraying us and cheesing it out”

Michael Sweet-“We’re not going to have actors portraying us and cheesing it out”

Speaking with Bakko on a recent appearance on the Cobras & Fire Podcast, Stryper lead singer Michael Sweet mentioned they were working on a documentary. “We’re working on a documentary.  A very unique special documentary.  It’s going to take us a couple of years at least to finish.  We started working on it already.  But I mean it’s the very first stages of it.  It’s a documentary.  It’s not a bio-pic.  We’re not going to…

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D-A-D – A Prayer For The Loud (May 31, 2019)

D-A-D – A Prayer For The Loud (May 31, 2019)

Eight years. That’s how long it’s been since Denmark’s most celebrated rock band D-A-D released their last studio album. But now the wait is over. The band’s legion of fans can start the countdown to May 31st when the Danish rock legends unveil their latest album on AFM Records, A Prayer For The Loud. It’s been a long time coming but it has been well worth it! The new album harks back to the core…

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