Review: Widek – Journey to the Stars

Journey to the Stars is the latest release from the up-and-coming progressive instrumental one-man band, led by as its name suggests Widek. There are dozens of instrumental bands that have risen in the past few years, but only a few have really stood out. These include names such Animals as Leaders, Scale the Summit, Plini, … Continue reading Review: Widek – Journey to the Stars

Mega-Review: Tragedy – all the albums!

Tragedy popped by for a long-awaited revisit to Glasgow in March and I got the chance to interview Lead singer/Lead Guitarist Mo'Royce Peterson. After the interview, Mo (his friends call him that) gifted me the albums I hadn't already bought and I promised I'd review them. So, erm, two months on I'm finally getting round … Continue reading Mega-Review: Tragedy – all the albums!

Review: Straight To Video – S2V The Sequel Has Landed

Rob Lane plays bass (for People on Vacation amongst others). He also sings a bit.┬áIn addition, he's also a film nerd. These three facts led to the first Straight To Video EP a while back which was well enough received that a crowd-funded project to release a sequel succeeded very well indeed and this full … Continue reading Review: Straight To Video – S2V The Sequel Has Landed

Band of the Day: The Survival Code

The Survival Code are a three-piece alt-rock band based in London, they combine passion, quality musicianship and rawness with dynamic focus. Their heavy drops and melodious breaks offer up honest distorted riffs and skilled songwriting, giving impetus to catchy 'pop' chords. Plunging guitars play against shadowy lyrics which adds an interesting contrast to their often … Continue reading Band of the Day: The Survival Code

Coffins to release “Perpetual Penance” double CD collection on June 9th

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have announced the new double CD collection from Japan's Death/Doom fiends Coffins entitled Perpetual Penance, set for release on June 9th on CD and digital formats. This is an essential compilation of Coffins' vinyl only and split release tracks, features artwork by Uchino and is the follow up to the … Continue reading Coffins to release “Perpetual Penance” double CD collection on June 9th

Eurovision Day 6: Germany / Denmark

Each day in the run-up to the finals, we're doing two tracks from the 2015 Eurovision Song Competition and tearing them to shreds analysing them carefully in a bid to predict the winner on May 23rd. GERMANY: Ann Sophie - "Black Smoke" MOSH - Two world wars, one world cup... and no way can our … Continue reading Eurovision Day 6: Germany / Denmark