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Die So Fluid/Killing For Company/Brother Steve - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 1st March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 05:00
DSF_thmbUK post punkers Die So Fluid played their debut headline gig in Wales recently as part of yet another string of dates promoting their epic 'The World Is Too Big For One Lifetime' album. Johnny H caught up with the band to help restore his sanity whilst the world around him was turning far too Welsh for one lifetime....
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New York Dolls - 'Dancing Backwards In High Heels' (Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 07 March 2011 05:00

dolls86The legendary New York Dolls - now minus Sami Yaffa and Steve Conte - release the third album since their reunion, the wonderfully titled 'Dancing Backwards In High Heels'. Would this album be a return to the trashy sound of the band's origins or a more subtle affair in keeping with 2009's 'Cause I Sez So'? Dom Daley was the man given the task of hearing this album before the rest of us - my, how he suffers for his art......

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Rival Sons - 'Self Titled' EP (Earache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 06 March 2011 05:00
rivalsonsep86pxapproved_smallHailed as 'ones to watch' and 'the next big thing' by the industry at large, Rival Sons from Southern California are not the emo enthused pop/punk their name might suggest. Instead they are a throbbing rock hard beast full of Seventies swagger and charm as Russ P is about to find out
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Adler's Appetite/Knock Out Kaine/theFALLEN - York, The Duchess - 26th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 05 March 2011 05:30

adlerthumbFormer Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has led a charmed, some would say reckless, life. Tarnished as being something of a trainwreck, whenever he announces a batch of UK dates bets are taken as to whether the gigs will actually take place. But take place they do as Ben Hughes discovered to his delight when Adler's Appetite, featuring members of Enuff Z'Nuff, Quiet Riot and Faster Pussycat, hit his home town. Read on to find out if the appetite was still there, or merely an illusion.....

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Bloodbound - 'Unholy Cross' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 04 March 2011 05:00
Bloodbound_thmbapproved_smallThere really must be something in the water in Sweden, right? Not content with spawning some of the best sleaze and thrash/hardcore bands of the past decade, David Whistance now has the pleasure of discovering they do the power metal stuff pretty damn well too. Bloodbound and their fourth album 'Unholy Cross' are about to change the metal scene forever and we want you all to know why....
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Lifer - 'Cursing Them Out' (House Of Doom) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 03 March 2011 06:00

liferthumbapproved_smallIf you didn't already know it, South Wales has become a breeding ground for heavy-as-fuck bands coursing with attitude, anger and the finest riffs known to humanity. Heading the list of 'Ones Most Likely' for some time has been Lifer but would their long-awaited debut album be the monster that we all hoped for? Too fucking right!!!!

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Sylosis - 'Edge Of The Earth' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 03 March 2011 05:00
Sylosis_thmbBack for album number two, Reading's Sylosis are also back on the road here in the UK right now promoting 'Edge Of The Earth' and Darrel Sutton is our man proudly proclaiming that this album is the one to see them standing shoulder to shoulder with Bullet For My Valentine. Find out exactly what he's on about right here....
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Queen - An Afternoon At An Exhibition - 'Stormtroopers in Stilettos' Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 05:00
Queen_thb_2Entering their fourth decade as a band, Queen may have long since forgotten how to rock you, but as Johnny H discovers it doesn't stop them celebrating a time when they could justifiably call themselves "the most preposterous band that's ever lived...."
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Rob Zombie/Skindred/Revoker - Birmingham, O2 Academy - 22nd February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 06:00

1rz86It had been twelve years since Rob Zombie last set foot on a UK stage so, understandably, interest in his return to British shores was greatly anticipated. With Joey Jordison, Piggy D and John 5 providing Zombie with arguably his strongest band to date, this was one tour that Uber Rock couldn't afford to miss. Gaz E caught up with the Spook Show International on the last night of the tour......

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Turisas - 'Stand Up And Fight' (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by John Oakley   
Monday, 28 February 2011 05:00
Turisas_thmbapproved_smallWhen John Oakley's stomping around ÜRHQ in his best furs sipping mead from his best drinking horn, you just know that there's something big happening in his battle metal world. Could it be something to do with the imminent release of album number three from Finnish founding fathers of the genre, Turisas? Could be...
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Black Spiders/Viking Skull/Turbowolf - Bristol, The Croft - 22nd February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 27 February 2011 05:00

It'Spiders_thmbs opening night of the latest 'Fuck You...add your city/town' tour from the UK's band of the moment, the ever impressive Black Spiders. But this is like no other tour the band has done before as it's a twelve-date headliner in support of their awesome 'Sons Of The North' debut album and Johnny H was along for the ride. 

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The Bellrays - 'Black Lightning' (Fargo) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Saturday, 26 February 2011 05:30

bellrays86approved_smallForget how many albums are in The BellRays' back catalogue. Forget that 'Black Lightning' is the band's first for the Fargo record label. Forget about any other album that you've thought about buying this coming week. Why? Because The BellRays, as Craggy discovered, might have recorded the best album of 2011. Read on for the facts....

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Joey Fake - The Genuine Fakes - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 25 February 2011 05:00
Johan_Lundin_2_thmbContinuing our crusade to bring you the very best in new music, Johnny H caught up with Joey Fake lead singer with Sweden's The Genuine Fakes recently to talk about life, the universe and POWERPOP...
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Happy 1st Anniversary To Vintage Trouble - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Thursday, 24 February 2011 05:00
Vintage_TroubleHaving recently announced their arrival in the UK via a week's worth of high-energy shows that touched the very soul, L.A.'s newest kids on the block Vintage Trouble granted Tazz Stander an interview exclusive to end them all. So if you are in for a bit of troublemaking ladies and gentlemen you know where to click that mouse.
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Saint Jude/Bijoumiyo - London, 100 Club - 22nd January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 05:00
Lynne_Jackman_thmbHail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll and Hail! Hail! Saint Jude, potential saviours of the UK Rock 'n' Roll scene. Mark Taylor was lucky enough to get up close and personal with the band at a recent London show, and you can almost feel the heat from here, as the band literally set his soul on fire.
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The Hotel Ambush - 'Condemned' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dai Whistance   
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 05:00

tha86approved_smallWant further proof that there is a beast of a metal scene waiting to burst out of South Wales? Look no further than 'Condemned', the self released album from The Hotel Ambush. Dai Whistance gets blown away and you can read why......

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