Ghost – Ceremony and Devotion

Having caught Ghost in the last few years during the touring cycle for their third album, Meliora (and follow-up EP Popestar), I was amazed this most visual of bands hadn’t officially released any live material. While they still haven’t got a full-length film to their name they do now have a live album, the appropriately... Continue Reading →

Prophets of Rage – Self-Titled

Twenty five years ago Rage Against The Machine blasted into the world with an incendiary hybrid of heavy metal and rap fuelled by perceived injustices and inequalities in life in the USA. Since then the band have come and gone a couple of times with varying levels of success, and each have pursued their own... Continue Reading →

CJ Wildheart – Blood

Over the last few years CJ Wildheart has broken away from the band that has given him his ‘surname’, as well as the band’s he’s been a member of outside of that, to create material that is genuinely his. While Robot and before that Mable (named after his favourite chicken… and why not) began to... Continue Reading →

Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

For the best part of the last two decades Mastodon have carved a path through hard rock and heavy metal that is all their own. Often combining conceptual themes with crushingly heavy sounds they have gained a formidable reputation across six albums and have now release their seventh, Emperor of Sand. From the off everything... Continue Reading →

Vorlon – False Sense of Security

Having made his name as drummer with bands like Earthcorpse and Darker Shores and playing guitar and bass for the likes of Mechanical Lobster and Maiden Guernsey (amongst others), Daz Carre has now released his solo debut, under the name Vorlon. False Sense of Security was recorded and produced by Bob Klein of Noizemonkey Studios in... Continue Reading →

Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct

When Metallica released Hardwired, the lead single from their 10th studio album, things were looking good. That track felt like a reenergised band, harking back to their prime but with a newly rediscovered power and intensity. Now the album itself, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct has been released on the world, it appears things aren't quite as... Continue Reading →

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