Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts celebrate “Newcastle Charm”

Many of you may already know I'm from Tyneside (born on the south of the River, went to school and Church on the north... and by church I mean St James' Park!), so I have a soft spot for everything celebrating the Geordie side of my upbringing. Step in Ryan Hamilton, who's got a new … Continue reading Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts celebrate “Newcastle Charm”

Single Review: Mantis and the Prayer – Murder Ballad and the Blue

Melbourne three-piece Mantis and the Prayer have released double A-side EP, Murder Ballad and the Blue. The two-track EP features “I Know You” and “Go Too Far” with themes of tragedy and disconnection, this, ladies and  gentlemen are right up my street. Murder Ballad and the Blue is of the theatrical ilk, the band having … Continue reading Single Review: Mantis and the Prayer – Murder Ballad and the Blue

Single Review: Mothman and the Thunderbirds – “Nomad”

Mothman and the Thunderbirds, from Philadelphia, is a very unique one-man sludge and doom act. His debut single is titled "Nomad", the song starts out with an acoustic introduction before the deep heavy riffs come in, but after a time there’s quite the groove to it. Combine that with the guttural vocals it has quite … Continue reading Single Review: Mothman and the Thunderbirds – “Nomad”

Single Review: Nekrokraft – Witches Funeral / Return of the Kvlt

Swedish black metallers Nekrokraft have re-recorded two tracks from their 2018 compilation Witches Funeral and plan to release them via The Sign Records as two separate digital singles. First up is the title track "Witches Funeral" which is symphonic black metal at its finest - out of all the tracks to re-record from the original I'm … Continue reading Single Review: Nekrokraft – Witches Funeral / Return of the Kvlt

Single Review (and video): Seething Akira – “Gravity”

Seething Akira release their new single and video "Gravity", out now on Armalyte Industries. My first encounter with Seething Akira was at Bloodstock 2017 where they, frankly, blew me the fuck away with their hugely entertaining and energetic set. They followed that in 2018 with their Sleepy Skeletor album which made my "best of the year" … Continue reading Single Review (and video): Seething Akira – “Gravity”

Single Review: Crystal Tides – Monday

Crystal Tides, it just screams summer doesn't it? These are a band that do exactly what it says on the tin, and latest single "Monday" is no exception. Released this Friday 29 May, it's already making waves with the likes of Radio X already giving it a spin. The band tell us: "Monday" is about … Continue reading Single Review: Crystal Tides – Monday