The Ugly was formed in late 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden by Ingemar Gustafson (vocals) and Johan Eriksson (guitars), for the purpose of creating furious and relentless black metal with roots in the bands that put Sweden on the world map in the 1990's. They were soon joined by Peter Jonsson (bass) and drummer Henrik Östensson. In … Continue reading The Ugly release new album details
Only a couple of days to go before this 4-venue extravaganza in London. Two of our roving reporters will be covering as much of it as they can, and grabbing a few interviews into the bargain. There are some great bands on the list - see the poster for full details - but they include … Continue reading Incineration Fest Countdown!
Dio Fest is a charity event that will be hosted at The Exchange in Keighley on the 16th May 2015 to pay tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio. Six awesome bands will take stage from 5pm. The line up for the day will see Dio Apostles, Valafar, Arkham Witch, Dethonator, Monolith Cult and Ironrat performing … Continue reading DIO FEST with Dio Apostles at the Exchange in Keighley on the 16th May 2015
In general, I do not like pigeon-holing bands by genre as there is a danger of splitting bands into smaller and smaller sub-genres until it ends up like a Monty Python sketch: "Are you melodic black symphonic metal?" "Push off! 'Melodic black symphonic metal!' We're symphonic black death metal." I have a great deal of … Continue reading Review: The Sun Explodes – The Calm, The Storm
This time last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Dorian Sorriaux, the guitarist of rising blues stars, Blues Pills. Chrissy, their tour manager, introduces me to a smiling Dorian before we find the production office to chat. Just as on stage, in real life, he's incredibly laid back and calm and looking … Continue reading Interview: Dorian Sorriaux of Blues Pills
Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as … Continue reading Whitesnake release new video for “Soldier of Fortune” from their new album out 15th May