Kenwyn House (of Reef) tours UK with new band Goldray

Kenwyn House, guitarist of 90s alt rock giants REEF and his new UK psychedelic rock band GOLDRAY have announced their UK tour dates in support of their highly-anticipated full length debut album ‘Rising’, released on May 5th.

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Crazy Lixx “Ruff Justice” album review

Formed 15 years ago, Crazy Lixx return this year with their fifth studio album, “Ruff Justice”. This will be the first Crazy Lixx album to feature the new lineup of Chrisse Olsson and Jens Lundgren on guitars, after the departure of guitarist Edd Liam and songwriting guitarist Andy Zäta in 2015.  Read more »

Adrenaline Rush “Soul Survivor” album review – out April 21st

Following up on their 2014 self-titled debut, Adrenaline Rush return this month with a slightly  different line up and a new album, “Soul Survivor”. Bassist Joel Fox and guitarist Sam Soderlindh were added to the line up following the departure of Ludvig and Soufian. So we had a listen to this recently (actually several listens, but we’ll get to that). Read more »

Martin Turner of Wishbone Ash announces 33 date tour

Martin Turner, founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved melodic rock acts, announces his 33-date The Beauty of Chaos 2017 UK tour, which will include rare performance of the seminal Wishbone Ash album, ARGUS, in it’s entirety.  Read more »

Snakecharmer tour UK in May

SNAKECHARMER are playing 12 gigs in the UK this May. Check out those dates below!  Read more »

Synaptik release “Justify & Reason” plus new lyric video

UK prog metallers SynaptiK are launching their sophomore studio album entitled Justify & Reason today. The follow-up to their 2014’s debut The Mechanisms of Consequence can be ordered via the band’s official webstore in various packages. Along with the release of Justify & Reason, SynaptiK are premiering a lyric video for “The incredible Machine” taken from the new album.

The creative process for Justify & Reason was a great, positive experience. Singer John Knight commented: “We have honed our skills and built on the knowledge gained from the experiences recording the debut album and channelled these into ‘Justify and Reason.’ The way we wrote and recorded this album seemed to work a hell of a lot better for us this time. A lot more time spent on pre studio recording and getting everything sounding right, working on guitar harmonies, new drum patterns that fit the riffs and feel of the songs better. So when it came to recording it, it was quite a nice chilled but yet focused time, we got the whole album recorded in just a week.Read more »

Eclipse “Monumentum” album review – Out March 24th

It’s been two years since we last heard a new full length album from Swedish hard rockers Eclipse. Two years that has seen the band play to audiences in Australia, Japan, America and Europe, not to mention the three and a half million viewers who saw Eclipse’s debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016.

With the development shown in their last two albums “Bleed and Scream” and “Armageddonize” the picture was clear, Eclipse were a band to watch. This month sees the release of their new album with Frontiers Music Srl, “Monumentum”, their sixth album overall, so we had a listen to see if this is an album you should take the time to listen to.  Read more »

Night Ranger “Don’t Let Up” album review – out March 24th

If you’re a fan of melodic rock and haven’t heard of Night Ranger then you’ve probably been living in a bubble. On an island with no WiFi, no radio, and no TV. You’ve probably also been alone. Night Ranger are one of the biggest names in the rock scene, featured in many different areas of media and popular culture and “Don’t Let Up”, their 12th studio album, is out on the 24th of March. “Don’t Let Up” will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD – physical format only). So is this album worthy of being in your collection?  Read more »

Enuff Z’Nuff UK Shows

ENUFF Z’NUFF are playing 4 gigs between March 29th and April 4th, be sure to check them out!

29.03.17 LONDON The Underworld

02.04.17 SOUTHAMPTON The Brook

03.04.17 LIVERPOOL Krazyhouse

04.04.17 BILSTON Robin 2

 

Unruly Child “Can’t Go Home” album review – out February 24th

The original members of the legendary melodic hard rock quintet Unruly Child have reunited to release a brand new album with Frontiers Music Srl entitled “Can’t Go Home”.

Marcie Michelle Free (vocalist – King Kobra, Signal), Bruce Gowdy (guitarist Stone Fury, World Trade), and Guy Allison (keyboardist Lodgic, World Trade, Doobie Brothers) together with the original band members from the first record, drummer – Jay Schellen (Hurricane, World Trade, Asia), and bassist – Larry Antonino (Pablo Cruise), comprise the lineup for this recording. We gave the resulting new album a listen.

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