Hendrik Meurkens / Bill Cunliffe: Cabin in the Sky (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Hendrik Merukens is widely regarded as today’s pre-eminent jazz harmonica player in the tradition of Toots Thielemans, while pianist Bill Cunliffe is a Grammy-winning arranger who has also received multiple Grammy and Emmy nominations in his career. Both are active in their own bands and as session musicians, but this is the first time they have…

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Immortal: Northern Chaos Gods (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Hey guys, Immortal are back. I mean, they’re REALLY back! Just a very quick history lesson, as it is needed for this one. The band were formed by Demonaz (guitars) and Abbath (bass/vocals) in 1990, releasing their first three albums with different drummers, before Horgh (drums) joined the band in 1996. Following on from 1997’s ‘Blizzard…

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Isenordal: Spectral Embrace (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Isenordal blends influences from black metal, funeral doom, folk, and classical music to create a fresh and nuanced style all their own. Personally, I would call this progressive music in its truest sense, yet I am sure the band wouldn’t think of it that way. The band they most remind me of, although they are in…

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Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius: Guilty of Innocence (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland Joe Deninzon is a highly acclaimed electric violinist, who performs in various different bands and multiple sessions, and when he is with progressive rock/crossover group with Stratospheerius, he also provides lead vocals. The line-up is completed by French guitarist Aurelien Budynek (Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid), bassist Jamie Bishop (The Syn, Francis Dunnery), and drummer Lucianna Padmore….

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Dead Label plan to create world record “Wall of Chaos” at Bloodstock Open Air

Among this year’s incredible lineup, Ireland’s Dead Label will be gracing the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Saturday, August 11th, and have set a RECORD BREAKING challenge for the BIGGEST WALL OF CHAOS that has ever been attempted on this particular stage! “The band recently started working directly with Thrashville (Dave Mustaine, Megadeth, his son Justis Mustaine and Danny Novell) who…

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Snew release new single “UR Freaking Me Out”

In anticipation of their latest album, “You’ve Got Some Nerve” on September 17th, US rockers Snew have released their latest single “UR Freaking Me Out”. The track recently had its debut on PureGrainAudio and can be found here: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/dear-snew-ur-freaking-me-out-with-your-dope-new-single-exclusive-premiere Vocalist Curtis Don Vito had this to say about the song: “‘UR Freaking Me Out’ sets the tone for our entire…

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Evenflow: Old Town (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Okay, let’s be honest – it doesn’t take a great deal to confuse me (it’s an age thing). This release is being promoted as an album, yet it is only 20 minutes long containing 5 songs, and it clearly says ‘EP’ on the artwork. Also, it is apparently by Evenflow, but it appears as Even Flow…

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