News

SONATA ARCTICA Working on new album; announce London show

Finnish melodic metal quintet Sonata Arctica are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK shores this October for a one off show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire

News

BABYMETAL new album/U.S. tour announcement

BABYMETAL–2015’s breakout all-girl-fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group–announced their sophomore album will be released April 1, 2016

News

RICKY WARWICK – artwork, release date and track lists revealed!

BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman RICKY WARWICK has announced that he will release not one but TWO new solo albums next year. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) and the beautifully acoustic Hearts On Trees will be released as a double CD on 26th February 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Live Gig News

SLAYER NEARING COMPLETION OF NEW ALBUM

Slayer – bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and returning drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist Gary Holt and producer Terry Date – has completed recording what is one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2015, Slayer’s 11th studio album and the band’s first new effort since 2011’s Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood

Album Reviews

UFO – A Conspiracy Of Stars Review

Moore and bassist DeLuca trade off on the massive Messiah Of Love, no frills funk laden rock, that will absolutely cook live. The same can be said for penultimate track Rollin Rollin, Chris Tsangarides, who has produced heavyweights like Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest in the past, has cleverly utilised this bands natural instincts to the maximum. Just for good measure, a ferocious blast of classic UFO, with King Of The Hill closes out the album in scorching fashion. This album probably won’t blow a hole in the Billboard Top 200, but it’s still heartening to know that great rock music is still being created by great rock bands.

Interviews

Interview with Rikard Zander (Evergrey)(Keyboards)

“We felt we were going in different directions and made the mutual decision that it was time for a change. A few of the guys felt it was not so funny anymore to be part of Evergrey and they also had a project on the side that they wanted to give main focus. Its of course a bit scary to make such a major change and we didn’t have a clue if we could find good replacements.”