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In the summer of 2002 this thing we call “letlive.” began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, letlive. was meant to be an idea not an outfit. This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding...
Every Time I Die have released new video for “Map Change.” The song originally premiered on NPR is taken off their latest album Low Teens, which was released last September on Epitaph. “The Buffalo bruisers hit a new high on staggeringly good eighth album” Kerrang! (5/5) ‘‘Low Teens’ is impassioned, aggressive and...
(April 27, 2017 – Phoenix, AZ) – Phoenix hardcore quartet, American Standards are now streaming their new record “Anti-Melody” exclusively on YouTube. American Standards has been getting praise for expanding the realm of hardcore and keeping the genre exciting with their chaotic and innovative sound. Being an independent band...
Buffalo-based post-hardcore band A Story Inspired has released a new single from their forthcoming EP Overcome/Overthrow. The glitchy, synth-infused metal track “Weak Willed” originally premiered with Revolver Magazine and features Fit For A King‘s Ryan Kirby on guest vocals. The song is an ode to an issue that has impacted more...
April 27, 2017 – Santiago, Chile based metal band Half Blood have released their Official Video for “Self Exile,” the second single off of their self-titled, debut album due out later this year. We were really tired about the empty lyrics of pop music, even on the metal scene...
April 23, 2017 – Denver, Colorado based Hard Rock band Lola Black have released the teaser for their upcoming full length album, an Official Music Video for their Bob Marlette produced, new single, “Dead To Me.” With footage from Higher Elevation Rock Festival and KBPI Car Show last summer,...
Featured Album Review

‘Wick’ is the latest album from Atlanta natives Royal Thunder. It’s their first for Spinefarm Records, and I’ll bet my left nut that come December this year, it will be in every rock mags top five albums of the year.

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Featured Interview

I have been impressed with Sonny Jim for some time now, so I set out to discover what makes this Welsh trio tick... Hi guys, thanks for agreeing to chat with me. Sonny Jim's latest album, 'M.A.D' is such an ...

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LIVE REVIEWS

Swedish hard rockers Eclipse have been bubbling under for quite some time now. The quality of the material produced over the years has always been staggering, and it’s puzzling why they have yet to break through the barrier. They play solid hard rock with melodies to die for, totally...
The Thekla, a boat nestled rather discreetly within the Bristol docks, is without doubt my favourite gig venue. From SWMRS to Wheatus, this small room has been packed to the hilt with talent for years. It seems only natural then, that Patent Pending should want to return to this...
So, a mere nine months after Joe Bonamassa last visited these shores, with his tribute to British Blues, he is back treading the boards with material from his latest album ‘Blues Of Desperation’. With his insatiable work ethic, Bonamassa puts many fellow musicians to shame with his seemingly never-ending...
Changing from last year’s triple treat to a more straightforward co-headliner double bill, this year’s Planet Rock Roadstars tour allowed both bands on the bill the luxury of an extended set. Both Bad Touch and Broken Witt Rebels have spent a fair bit of time on the road recently,...
You can usually judge the type of band playing at a gig by the music played over the PA during the gaps in bands. Tonight it was Guns N’ Roses, followed by even more Guns N’ Roses. Pair that with the old school t-shirts in the crowd from bands like...
A few weeks ago, my phone buzzed. It was a message from DGM Towers asking whether I would like to shoot Ghost in Cardiff, as someone who had previously bagged the gig had taken some time out. Following one of the easiest decisions I have ever had to make, I...
Upon arrival at the venue (The Garage) I’m met by a sign on the door saying that the show had been downgraded to The Garage’s smaller, sister venue the G2. Which for me was a little disappointing as I’m not the biggest fan of the G2,  just for the...
I am going to start this review by saying that, before the gig, I was somewhat ambivalent about Black Star Riders. I have a dislike of cover and tribute bands, and in my uninformed mind, Black Star Riders were a Thin Lizzy tribute band trading on past glory. Suffice to...
Who said let’s have a quiet Sunday night in? I’ll tell who didn’t: a near-capacity crowd at the O2 ABC Glasgow for Monster Truck and The Picturebooks. Originally scheduled for Glasgow’s King Tuts, the gig sold out in a matter of minutes. The decision was made to switch the...
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So, a mere nine months after Joe Bonamassa last visited these shores, with his tribute to British Blues, he is back treading the boards with material from his latest album ‘Blues Of Desperation’.

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ALBUM REVIEWS

‘Coming Home’ is the third installment in a series of four EPs the quartet from London, New Device, are working their way through. Previous releases, ‘Takin’ Over London’ and ‘Devils On The Run’ showed great promise, and hinted at a band not afraid to take risks. This one is full on...
Truthfully… I was unaware of Fire From The Gods until the album dropped into my inbox. And truthfully… when I saw the title ‘Rise Records signed rap-metal band’ I really wasn’t expecting much, but bloody hell, I was wrong. These guys are definitely bringing the ‘fire from the gods’!!! The...
All At Sea are a five-piece groove metal/hardcore outfit from Teeside, North East England. Since forming back in late 2010, All At Sea have faced countless hurdles, from line up changes to gig mishaps, all the while performing countless shows and tours across the UK. They’re still alive and...
GraVil are a five-piece melodic death metal outfit from London, England, forming away back in 2006. ‘No More Forgiveness’ is the latest album, set to be self-released on the 5th of May 2017, following on from their debut album ‘Thoughts Of A Rising Sun’. The major difference I noticed...
From Eden To Exile are a five-piece metal outfit hailing from Northampton, England, formed in 2012, previously going under the slightly shorter monicker of Eden To Exile. After a split, they decided to re-boot adding a ‘From’ along the way. Not long after reforming, From Eden To Exile released their...
All That Remains are a five-piece American heavy metal band, originating from Springfield, Massachusetts in 1998. One of metal’s most respected bands out there with a very impressive discography of seven, soon to be eight studio albums and one live CD/DVD. They’ve sold over one million records worldwide, and...

INTERVIEWS

I have been impressed with Sonny Jim for some time now, so I set out to discover what makes this Welsh trio tick… Hi guys, thanks for agreeing to chat with me. Sonny Jim’s latest album, ‘M.A.D’ is such an eclectic album, it makes the head spin! No two tracks...
The Planet Rock Roadstars Tour has just commenced, and we caught up with Daniel from co-headliners Bad Touch for a quick chat. Hi there Daniel, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions. The Planet Rock Roadstars Tour is looming on the horizon. How are preparations coming along? And...
On the eve of the opening gig of this years Planet Rock Roadstars Tour, we grabbed five minutes with Danny Core, vocalist with co-headliners Broken Witt Rebels. Opening question was an obvious one… We have to begin by offering our congratulations on winning the Best Rock Act at the...
British prog rock trio Kepler Ten have released their debut album ‘Delta-V’ to great critical praise. I had a chat with drummer Steve Hales about the album and how the band will be pulling a double shift when they open for themselves… Hi Steve. Kepler Ten’s debut album ‘Delta-V’...

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