Tapping into a simpler, youthful, happier time, when music was meant to be like this. ‘Cats in Space’ are now here for the duration, with the Spaceship firmly docked on Earth. Love or hate the name, it aint going away anytime soon.
Funky ‘NYC Freaks’ rides on a groove which conjures images of late night sticky New York City streets and Studio 54. Arthur meanwhile, reveals his talents as a soloist, in the songs closing guitar licks.
Interview by Lindsey Appleton Picture Credit: Robert Sutton Photography Consisting of Steve “Lips” Kudlow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums) and Chris Robertson (bass), Anvil has released fifteen studio albums, and has been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups, including Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica. You may recall the 2008 documentary film, Anvil! […]
It may have been a six year wait for new material, but once opener, and title track, Ghost Of Graceland gets it’s grip on you, it feels like the first taste of a fine vintage wine you’ve had hidden away for years. While it won’t blow your doors off, it’s still beautifully coated with wall-to-wall hooks that whet the appetite perfectly.
‘Voices of Fire’ is a new project for the band and sees them team up with German author Christoph Hardebusch and his fantasy novel ‘Feuerstimmen’.
Black Tide are back after an extended break (and several personnel changes along the way) with their third full length album, “Chasing Shadows”, which is already dividing opinion amongst their diehard fans. Few bands can boast the attention and praise that Black Tide received at such an early age in their career, resulting in them being rewarded with support slots for major players such as Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine. Their debut album, “Light From Above”, was extremely well received by media and fans alike, as was the follow-up, “Post Mortem”.
Having waited a long time to see this excellent power metal outfit, it was definitely a show not to be missed but, due to family and work commitments Fredrik Bergh, Pelle Akerlind and Henrik Olsson would not be performing. It was therefore with some trepidation that I descended the steps of the Underworld to watch them. Would they be able to deliver? Lets see..
Night Ranger have promised something a little bit special tonight. As (essentially) a warm up to their Hard Rock Hell / HRH AOR appearance two days later, we are going to be blessed with a solitary show, no support and an extended set incorporating all the hits and more.
Please hold. STARSET will begin the TRANSMISSION of the Message to the public shortly. ignorance : slavery :: knowledge : power END TRANSMISSION”
To better understand the message, MGM spoke to lead singer Dustin Bates prior to their show at KOKO in Camden Town, London.