Review: ‘Fresh Bear Tracks’ by T Bear

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T Bear By Martine Ehrenclou Fresh Bear Tracks by celebrated vocalist, songwriter and keyboardist, T Bear, aka Richard T Bear, releases April 16, 2021 on Quarto Valley Records, produced by Grammy Award winner, Tony Braunagel. The 12-song collection features a striking and often beautiful blend of blues, soul and old-school rock with a [Continue] Continue […]

MICROCORPS: XMIT – album review

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MICROCORPS: XMIT Label: Alter Format: LP/CD/DL Available: 16/04/2021 Brand new album from Alexander Tucker (Grumbling Furs, Imbogodom) under the MICROCORPS moniker. Simon Tucker finds much to love within its desolate soundscapes. Alexander Tucker follows up his brilliant 2019 album Guild Of The Asbestos Weaver with a collection of deep soundscapes that take the eeriness that […]

Review: ‘The Battle At Garden’s Gate’ Greta Van Fleet

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The Battle At Garden’s Gate By Mike O’Cull Greta Van Fleet continues to carry the torch and tradition of genuine rock and roll on the group’s much-anticipated new album The Battle at Garden’s Gate. Scheduled for release on April 16th, 2021 on Lava/Republic Records, the record is expansive, elegant, and aggressive all at [Continue] Continue […]

Album review: MARTY FRIEDMAN – Tokyo Jukebox 3

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Mascot Records/The Players Club [release date 16.03.21] Still mining a rich seam of J-pop, guitarist Marty (Megadeth) Friedman is now on his third Tokyo Jukebox album of instrumentals. The J-Pop genre is ubiquitous in Japan, the country Friedman has called … Continue reading → The post Album review: MARTY FRIEDMAN – Tokyo Jukebox 3 appeared […]

Album review: THE END MACHINE – Phase 2

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Frontiers Music [release date 09.03.21] This second The End Machine album, Phase 2, does what it would’ve said if it had been in a tin. And it says it emphatically, loudly, subtly in places and outright aggressively in others. It’s … Continue reading → The post Album review: THE END MACHINE – Phase 2 appeared […]

Review: ‘In Another World’ Cheap Trick

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Cheap Trick By Mike O’Cull Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and legit musical legends Cheap Trick prove their flame is still burning brightly on the band’s 20th studio album In Another World. The record arrives April 9th, 2021 via BMG and will absolutely delight Trick’s massive, eternal fan base. In many [Continue] Continue […]

Review: ‘Dance Songs For Hard Times’ Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band

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Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band By Mike O’Cull Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band roars into 2021 with Dance Songs for Hard Times, a new record that throws it all the way back yet is still 100% up to date. Scheduled to be released April 9th, 2021 via Thirty Tigers, it was written by [Continue] Continue […]

Album review: SCREAM MACHINE – Scream Machine

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Frontiers [release date 9.3.21] Scream Machine comprises five experienced metallers, all of whom deserve a mention, but most notably, vocalist Valerio Caricchio and guitarists, Alex Mele and Paulo Campitelli, all of whom are veterans of the Italian/European Heavy Metal scene. … Continue reading → The post Album review: SCREAM MACHINE – Scream Machine appeared first […]

Review: ‘Raisin’ Cain’ by Chris Cain

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Chris Cain Chris Cain gives blues fans his best and then some on his new album Raisin’ Cain. The set comes out April 9th, 2021 on Alligator Records and is Cain’s first for the legendary blues imprint. It shows us a mature artist, master blues guitarist, singer and songwriter entering a new stage [Continue] Continue […]

Cold Water Swimmers: Holiday At The Secret Lake – album review

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Cold Water Swimmers Holiday At The Secret Lake DIY Or Die Limited edition vinyl here/ DL Release date 16th April Album photo credited to the great Paul Husband. Cold Water Swimmers finally release their debut that will surely be recognised as one of the best albums this year by far. You can argue with Wayne […]