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EP Review

by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – The Amatory Murder is on the verge of releasing their EP Exploiting Our Dreams. An electronic Goth band from New York, they are determined to take over. The EP includes five songs and multiple remixes, all showcasing this band’s talents. The [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – What the recent years have brought – apart from the obvious ‘80s nostalgia and the trend of retromania – is the growing number of contemporary rock/metal acts and young musicians who don’t deny their classic hard rock roots (and their having a soft [...]
by Matt Karpe - Senior Columnist – Jacob Bunton and Lonny Paul step away from Adler to release their latest record with Lynam, which brings eighteen minutes of unrelenting and emphatic hard rock in the form of Halfway To Hell. “Rise Up” is a stomping opener with delicious guitar hooks and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Budgie, Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, ZZ Top, Rush, Motörhead all led the way to Satriani’s famous G3 project. A “power trio” formula always has been extensively used by bands that go for instrumental performance and musicianship rather than [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Italy’s Steve Saluto has just released his latest 4 song EP titled 12. Saluto picked up the guitar at age 15 and began learning Jazz before hearing Eddie Van Halen’s solo on Michael Jackson’s song “Beat It.” From there he quickly took to the rock genre. [...]
by Matt Karpe - Senior Columnist – Fans of monster rock act Lordi may be familiar with Naked Idol, the hard rock band featuring ex-Lordi bassist Magnum. For those new to either of these bands, Naked Idol are another fine addition to the prolific Finnish music scene, and although they have [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Self-iteration has always been the biggest sin of rock songwriting. Some bands allow the same tune recur once in a while – rehashed and released under a different title. Switch around a few chords, slightly change the melody, write different lyrics, [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – You have to admire the sheer honesty of someone who releases an EP instead of a full-length album simply because this is how much top-drawer material they have at the moment. Especially if that someone is an instrumental guitarist – a myopic breed who [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Nasty Crüe – spelled with the obligatory infamous “metal umlaut” (or röck döt, if you prefer) – was founded in Poland in 2007. The quartet (earlier, a quintet) is, unsurprisingly, the bastard child of ‘80s hard rock aesthetics – with all the [...]
by Matt Karpe - Columnist – The debut release from Brits Cage The Gods is a diverse mix of American-style hard rock. This four-piece consist of members from all four corners of Great Britain, with Irishman Peter Comerford on vocals, Scotsman Jam on guitar, Mitch Witham on bass from Wales and [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Apparently not content with simply having released 2013′s best album (Infestissumam), Papa Emeritus II and his band of Nameless Ghouls is back with another unholy offering. Alongside producer Dave Grohl (yes, that Dave Grohl, who also [...]
by Matt Karpe - Columnist – There are becoming more and more 80s’ influenced hard rock bands entering the scene as of late; a resurgence of one of the best decades that there has ever been. However a lot of these bands fail to bring something new to the table, but that cannot be said for [...]
by Craig Newman - Columnist – When you think of Ireland and Britain, you often envision green pastures, mountains, lakes, rivers, castles, pubs, the people (Celtic, Anglo-Saxons, Norseman and others), mythology, fables and more than several thousand years of history. Additionally, over the [...]