Why Do Good Bands Break Up?

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Rock’s history is littered with casualties. Some make it out alive; others pass away, or even take their own lives.

When tragedy strikes, we want to know why. This book has the answers.

This is the definitive guide to the dark side of the music business.

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Posted on 27 March 2018

Underground Greats: Conjurer

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If, for some masochistic reason, you decide to try giving yourself nightmares, leave the cheese in the fridge and keep that copy of The Human Centipede in digital limbo on Netflix. Instead, give Conjurer a shot just before bedtime.

Either it’ll do the trick, or Read more…

Posted on 20 June 2018

Devin Townsend Project – ‘Ocean Machine Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv’ (Live Album Review)

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Few musicians manage to spoil their fans as thoroughly as Devin Townsend does. Since this guy’s generosity is backed up by consistently prolific creativity, his discography represents a treasure trove of tracks spanning multiple genres, from extreme metal and prog to more chilled out styles. There is nothing Devin Townsend can’t do, and he never fails to Read more…

Posted on 19 June 2018

Hyro The Hero – ‘Flagged Channel’ (Album Review)

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First things first: Hyro The Hero is about to drop one of the best – and most explosive – albums of the year.

As anyone with the slightest degree of political awareness knows, our world and culture has been thrown into disarray in recent times. Madmen trade insults, bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war, before shaking hands and smiling – and division is everywhere Read more…

Posted on 18 June 2018

Mike Shinoda – ‘Post Traumatic’ (Review)

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Following a traumatic event involving loss, those left grieving and trying to pick up the pieces often find themselves experiencing a set of healing stages first described by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance do not necessarily arrive in that order; grief is a chaotic and confusing process, not a linear path. As all rock fans know full well, following Chester Bennington’s death by suicide last year, his Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda – along with the rest of the band and their friends, family, colleagues, and fans – was immediately thrown into Read more…

Posted on 15 June 2018

Haken – ‘L-1VE’ (Live Album & DVD Review)

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Live albums have long served as career landmarks – and Haken timed theirs to perfection. Recorded at the climax of their tenth anniversary tour, L-1VE consists of a set of highlights from Haken’s back catalogue, including a 25-minute medley of tracks from 2010 debut long-player Aquarius and the full 22-minute title track from Read more…

Posted on 14 June 2018

Orange Goblin – ‘The Wolf Bites Back’ (Album Review)

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When it comes to authentic, sweat-soaked rock, Orange Goblin have it nailed down. The Wolf Bites Back – Orange Goblin album number nine, no less – keeps their consistent streak of solid tracks almost Read more…

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Posted on 12 June 2018

Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Gravity’ (Album Review)

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With few exceptions, metal has become creatively malnourished in recent years. Old ideas have been recycled over and over again, while alternatives are met with resistance at every turn. Bullet For My Valentine are the latest band to step into the breach, preparing Gravity for its time in the spotlight Read more…

Posted on 11 June 2018

Lovebites – ‘Battle Against Damnation’ (EP Review)

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Lovebites are headed for the big leagues – and if this is the first time you’ve heard of them, keep that name in mind. You’ll be hearing it much more often in the future.

Despite forming fairly recently, Lovebites have already Read more…

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Posted on 03 June 2018

Ghost – ‘Prequelle’ (Album Review)

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Ghost possess a reputation built on a perfectly crystallized creative vision. Rock fans the world over are by now familiar with their Satanic-Catholic image and the sight of demon-pope Papa Emeritus – and they’ve at least heard of a set of albums bursting with wicked lyrics and increasingly groove-focused rock songs Read more…

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Posted on 30 May 2018

Odd Palace – ‘Things To Place On the Moon’ (Album Review)

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If you’ve ever wondered what a jam involving The Mars Volta, Coheed And Cambria, Protest The Hero, and The Cat Empire might sound like, Things To Place On The Moon is the answer to that unspoken question. Odd Palace throw all of the above into a blender while leaning heavily on heavily effected guitars, expensive-sounding chords, and syncopated riffage – and they’ve come up with a Read more…

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Posted on 29 May 2018