New Video Releases: Black Star Riders / Ice War / Perfect NME

A trio of videos we found out about today... Black Star Riders In this unusual 2020, Black Star Riders are back with a new single "Candidate For Heartbreak". The song first appeared as a bonus track on the Digipack CD included with the box-set and limited to 1,000 copies, of the band’s latest record Another … Continue reading New Video Releases: Black Star Riders / Ice War / Perfect NME

2019 Crew Review: Ross Green – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

I said this last year but it seems like only yesterday I put this together for last year. It’s something I always look forward to – the chance to draw the line under the year and look forward to the next. For me, I didn’t review quite as many albums as last year for a … Continue reading 2019 Crew Review: Ross Green – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Gig Review: Black Star Riders / Wayward Sons – SWG3, Glasgow (18th October 2019)

When a band like Black Star Riders roll through the UK, any rock fan worth their salt should be there. Armed with their latest album, Another State of Grace, it’s guaranteed to be a great night, especially with this now being a full headline set due to Biff Byford’s recent health issues putting paid to … Continue reading Gig Review: Black Star Riders / Wayward Sons – SWG3, Glasgow (18th October 2019)

Album Review: Black Star Riders – Another State of Grace

Ever since Black Star Riders revealed themselves in 2013, they’ve consistently released a new album every two years and subsequently, toured the arse off it to great acclaim. So here we are, another two years down the line and Another State of Grace is their fourth album, following on from the behemoth that was Heavy … Continue reading Album Review: Black Star Riders – Another State of Grace

Gig Review: Black Star Riders – Tivoli, Buckley (28th November 2018)

Black Star Riders performed pure awesomeness in front of a packed house for their gig at The Tivoli Venue in Buckley, North Wales. The admiring crowd grew in anticipation of things to come during the intro tape, the excitement and atmosphere building with each second. Then, bang! The band exploded onto the stage with equal … Continue reading Gig Review: Black Star Riders – Tivoli, Buckley (28th November 2018)

MetalDays 2018: Day 6

After running / crawling up a hill in the morning, I grabbed some lunch and headed to the festival arena for what was without a doubt my busiest day. The sun was shining strongly, and the bands today were guaranteed sweaty crowds... even before they took the stage! On the New Forces stage, I unfortunately … Continue reading MetalDays 2018: Day 6