A Catch Up with TAX THE HEAT

Bristol-based rockers Tax The Heat are currently in the middle of a UK tour in support of their second full album Change Your Position, which was released on 9th March. This is a follow up to their debut release Fed to the Lions from 2016 and so how would the band describe the differences between […]

Live Review & Photos: TAX THE HEAT at The Flapper, Birmingham on 21/04/19

Currently in the midst of a UK tour in support of their recently released second album Change Your Position, the next stop on the tour schedule brought Tax The Heat to the legendary Flapper in Birmingham. Aptly supported by Naked Six and These Wicked Rivers, the three bands delivered a great night of British rock. […]

SONS OF APOLLO ‘Psychotic Symphony’

What a lineup! Some of music’s heavyweights collaborating on what is a phenomenal album. They require no introduction as they are household names within the music world, but for those who don’t know, here is a brief introduction to who they are. The lead vocalist is Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, ex-Talisman), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal […]

LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR at Catton Hall, UK on 10/8/17 – 13/8/17

Bloodstock announce bands

  Now firmly established in the heavy metal calendar, Bloodstock Open Air is one of the UK’s largest metal music festivals. With approximately 15,000 tickets sold for 2017 and four stages offering a diverse range of bands across three days, the scene was set for what would undoubtedly be a fantastic weekend of live music. […]

[INTERVIEW] Outright Resistance

Outright Resistance was one of the highlights at Amplified Festival after putting on a great set on a very wet Saturday morning that blew everyone away. Before their show stopping performance, I managed to catch up with Paige and Nelly from the band to find out a bit more about them. To date, the band has […]

[INTERVIEW] Diamond Head

With origins tracing back to the mid-1970’s, Diamond Head is one the most recognisable names in British heavy metal, and some 40 years after their formation, they are still actively producing new material and keeping up a regular touring schedule. Just last year, they released the eighth full-length album of their career – the self-titled Diamond Head – and […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] MR. BIG ‘Defying Gravity’

Alright, we’re rolling… It’s time for a new MR. BIG album. The call went out and it took this talented supergroup six days to create their 9th studio album with the original band members; Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums). Whilst Torpey was unable to perform some […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] GOV’T MULE ‘Revolution Come… Revolution Go’

If you love the dirty, gritty and satisfying rock sound, this album is for you. Revolution Come… Revolution Go is arguably Gov’t Mule’s most diverse album to date. With the roots of rock, blues and country, it adds to their sound. With 16 studio and live albums, millions of album/track sales and streams, plus thousands […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] WARRANT: Louder Harder Faster

“Louder Harder Faster”, the new album by Warrant. With eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos under their belt, and back after 6 years with a rocking new album. Now, six years after the release of “Rockaholic,” the album that relaunched the band […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] AXEL RUDI PELL: The Ballads V

AXEL RUDI PELL: The Ballads V cover

Since leaving the influential German metal band Steeler in 1989, Axel Rudi Pell has recorded and toured with some of the finest vocalists; Charlie Huhn (Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, Victory, Humble Pie, Foghat), Rob Rock (Impelliteri, Driver, Joshua, Avantasia), my personal favourite Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Soul Sirkus, Talisman, Journey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and last but not least the […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] THUNDER: Rip It Up

Danny Bowes, Luke Morley, Ben Matthews, Chris Childs and Harry James are back with their new album ‘Rip It Up’. Released on the 10th of February 2017, featuring 11 songs for their 11th album after almost 3 decades of great music, they continue to release great melodic rock. The new album is described as ‘a bulging bag of tunes’ and a ‘notebook of great lyrics’ as well […]

[DVD REVIEW] Backyard Babies ‘Live at Cirkus’

Recorded at the legendary Cirkus in Stockholm on the 10th of February 2016, in front of 1,650 fans. With ‘Live at Cirkus’, available on DVD and BluRay, the Backyard Babies are booming again! Back after a five-year hiatus and with their 2017 tour about to start, this DVD offers the perfect opportunity to take in […]