2017 Crew Review: Iain Purdie (Mosh) – Da Boss

Good grief, where do I start? At the time I'm drafting this, this year we have published 2098 articles of which 388 are album reviews and 228 are live reviews. We've covered stadium fillers like Guns N' Roses and bands playing venues with a capacity not much larger than our living room. In almost every … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review: Iain Purdie (Mosh) – Da Boss

Interview: Georgij Makazaria of Russkaja

Russkaja's latest album Kosmopoliturbo was released a couple of weeks ago and, not surprisingly, rocked our little red boats - the ones with hammers and sickles on them. We managed to snag a few words with frontman and songsmith Georgij to find out more about what makes Russkaja tick... Kosmopoliturbo has been out for a few … Continue reading Interview: Georgij Makazaria of Russkaja

Review: Russkaja – Kosmopoliturbo

Ah, Russkaja. A band utterly unique until I recently checked out Gogol Bordello (who Russkaja's singer Georgij Makazaria had actually mentioned in an interview we did with him for the last album). Mind you, there are enough differences between the two for them to complement rather than clash. If you like one, chances are you'll like … Continue reading Review: Russkaja – Kosmopoliturbo

Video Roundup: Al-Namrood, Mason Hill, Hypochristmutreefuzz, Dendera, Russkaja, City of Ashes

Time to chuck another half-dozen visual delicacies your way... Al-Namrood - "Bat Al Tha ar Nar Muheja" Not a new track, this one's from 2014, but it just came our way and I had to include it. Extreme / death metal with a Middle-eastern tinge, this genuinely sounds original. The band themselves are from Saudi … Continue reading Video Roundup: Al-Namrood, Mason Hill, Hypochristmutreefuzz, Dendera, Russkaja, City of Ashes

Review: Russkaja – Peace, Love & Russian Roll

Russkaja are a band that, sadly, few people I know have heard of. Until I find out they've not heard of them and then I force them to listen to "Energia" and transform them into fans. They're a strange band, but in a good way, with a genuinely unique sound which is something of a … Continue reading Review: Russkaja – Peace, Love & Russian Roll

Interview: Georgij Makazaria of Russkaja

Mad Russian-influenced bouncy punk-rock monsters Russkaja release a new album, Peace, Love & Russian Roll, on July 24th. To build up the excitement - and to get a chance to find out more about the band - we threw some questions at frontman Georgij. Our thanks for his time in responding, and to Andy at Napalm … Continue reading Interview: Georgij Makazaria of Russkaja