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Photo of Devin Townsend

The second release in the Devin Townsend Devolution Series is ‘Galactic Quarantine’, scheduled for 25 June 2021. The show was recorded in various venues during 2020 as a replacement show for the COVID-19 affected Empath Vol 2 European Tour and originally aired on 2 September 2020. Devin told us that …
Photo of Paradise Lost

The Paradise Lost live show recorded last Guy Fawkes Night at The Mill, Bradford, will be released on CD/Blu-Ray and vinyl on 16 July 2021, via Nuclear Blast. Guitarist and songwriter Greg Mackintosh told MetalTalk that “due to the ban on live music, we, like many other bands, have had …
Photo of the band Midnite City

Even before you’ve heard them play a note or seen a picture of them, when a band are called Midnite City and their latest album is called ‘Itch You Can’t Scratch’, you are already picturing massive hair, hi-viz super-strats with knife-edge Jackson headstocks, eye-liner and spandex. Lots and lots of …
Photo of the band Frost*

A debut album can make or break any band. Usually, it’s a springboard to bigger and better things, but it can also be a millstone around their neck for some. In my opinion, Guns’ N’ Roses have never bettered ‘Appetite For Destruction’. For UK modern-proggers Frost*, their ‘Milliontown’ debut was …
Photo of The Monolith Deathcult

Dutch Avant-garde Death Metal “Kaiju’s”, The Monolith Deathcult return with their latest album, ‘V3 – Vernedering’, which translates as Humiliation. It is the follow-up to 2018’s ‘V2 – Vergelding’ and represents the final instalment of the V-Trilogy, all of which, for me, have been brutal works of utter genius. The …
Photo of Kardashev, who released The Baring of Shadows

Utterly unique, there is a craft at work with Arizona Metal band Kardashev that takes the ethereal and juxtaposes it with the crushingly heavy that is truly breathtaking. Kardashev: The Baring of Shadows (Metal Blade Records) Release Date: Out Now Words: Paul Monkhouse Classing themselves as Progressive Death Metal, it …
Photo of Dan Baune's Lost Sanctuary

With a combination of Monument being on a seemingly endless hiatus and the ensuing lockdown, guitarist Dan Baune decided the time was right to finally do something with a collection of songs he had laid down over the years. Dan Baune’s Lost Sanctuary (Rock Of Angels Records) Release Date: 14 …
Flotsam and Jetsam

Considered by many to be deserving of the legendary title, Flotsam and Jetsam are back with some of their best music in their long career, with the new album ‘Blood In The Water’ set for release on 4 June, via AFM Records. Formed around the same time as Metallica, Megadeth, …
Photo of Tom Morello

The Tom Morello and Pussy Riot song ‘Weather Strike’ has been remixed by The Bloody Beetroots with dazzling effect. The track was initially released last month and is a protest song written and co-produced with Russia’s influential art collective Pussy Riot and produced by Carl Restivo. Tom Morello, guitarist with …
The band Roxville

It is an odd period in music when melodic, riff-heavy rock has largely left mainstream charts while, at the same time, the genre has experienced a rebirth from the grassroots up as a whole new generation of bands who picked up the torch. Words: Kahmel Farahani While the field can …