New Band of the Day: Bloody Heels

Erupting in a cloud of hairspray and glitter come Bloody Heels. Based in Riga, Latvia, they're Northern Europe's answer to Poison for those who need to remind themselves what glam was like back in the day. They've got the required staple tracks - fist pumping rebellion, sleezy sex-based lyrics and the obligatory slower balladesque numbers. … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Bloody Heels

New Band of the Day: Frozen Hell

Frozen Hell dub themselves "metal", though I'd class them more as thrash verging on death. A very traditional metal sound with bursts of speed and harsh vocals, and some good production to back them up. This month marks the band's two year anniversary and the one year anniversary of their six-track EP Rise! Three of those tracks … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Frozen Hell

New Band of the Day: Whorion

Thanks to the Whorion guys for dropping me a line and letting me know about their band and upcoming EP. They're yet another Finnish band, adding one more to the unfairly large number of talented acts that such a sparsely-populated country can claim to have spawned. They describe their sound as "technical death metal with … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Whorion

New Band of the Day: Dunderbeist

These guys have been on my list for fecking ages. As I've said, the "to do" list is done in a pretty random order but I do try and get round to everyone. Eventually. For a band that's only been around since 2007, they've been rather prodigious. By 2008, they had their first album out. … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Dunderbeist

Cover Song of the Day: Heart – Stairway to Heaven

This one just popped up on my facebook feed and it's a glorious cover. Not just because it's a classic piece of music being covered by one of the longest-running (and deservedly-so) rock bands out there, but the situation in which the performance is taking place. On December 2nd, 2012, President Obama decided to honor Led … Continue reading Cover Song of the Day: Heart – Stairway to Heaven

New Band of the Day: Conan (includes tour dates)

I'm tieing this one in with news of their upcoming UK tour. Conan, who let's face it must be named after Robert E. Howard's classic Cimmerian (or, if you're a sad git who doesn't read books, then two of Arnie's early films), come from an equally chilly and remorseless place: Liverpool. They lay claim to a sound … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Conan (includes tour dates)