Live Review + Photos: HRH Metal in Birmingham 17/02/18 -18/02/18

A sold out O2 Academy in Birmingham played host to the inaugural metal edition of the HRH Festival. Taking place over two days and across three stages, there were plenty of bands for the 4,000 people in attendance to discover and enjoy. The two main headliners for the event were Alestorm and Grave Digger and […]

DEVILFIRE ‘Dark Manoeuvres’

Rock has played host to a number of memorable debut albums over the years, and in time, there is every chance that people may look at Dark Manoeuvres from Devilfire in the same way. This first release by the Birmingham-based British rockers is an extremely strong record, and even though there are thirteen tracks on the […]

Devil Electric ‘Devil Electric’

Devil Electric is the debut self-titled release from Melbourne based heavy rockers Devil Electric. Taking inspiration from Black Sabbath and more modern acts such as Kadaver and Graveyard, the band build their sound on slow, heavy riffs. However what separates Devil Electric from many other bands in this genre, is that they complement this sound […]

[LIVE REVIEW] Amplified Festival 2017

Located in the scenic surroundings of The Cotswolds, Amplified is the newest addition to the UK rock/metal festival scene. For its debut, the festival managed to pull together an impressive line-up across the three days, which was spearheaded by the headliner’s Puddle Of Mudd, Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons, and Reef. They were then well […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] CKY ‘The Phoenix’

Following the departure of original member and frontman Deron Miller, CKY returns with a refreshed lineup of Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis for their 5th full-length album release The Phoenix. With Chad I Ginsburg taking over the vacant role of lead vocalist, CKY seems determined to make up for lost time (it’s been six years since their previous release Carver City). Although […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] NIGHT DEMON: Darkness Remains

“Darkness Remains” is the second full-length album from three piece Californian heavy metallers Night Demon. Building on their growing reputation within the heavy metal scene this new release showcases all of the bands’ trademark strengths, as well as demonstrating how they have matured since their 2015 debut full-length album, “Curse of the Damned”. Kicking off […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] THE UNITY: The Unity

The Unity album cover

After almost 18 months in the making, 2017 sees the release of the much anticipated self-titled debut album from The Unity.  Formed by Gamma Ray members Michael Ehré (drums) and Henjo Richter (guitar) the band are then completed by a four other equally strong musicians in the form of Italian vocalist Gianba Manenti, guitarist Stef […]