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ALBUM REVIEW- PLUSH- PLUSH

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  All-female Hard rock act Plush release their highly-anticipated self-titled debut LP Plush via Pavement Entertainment, this Friday (October 29th). The supergroup of sorts is made up of four of rock's most prodigious female talents under the age of 21. They combine pop melodies with edgy hard rock. The quartet consists of Lead singer Moriah Formica , best known for her appearance on NBC's The Voice, The self-proclaimed "Rock Angel" Brooke Colucc i on drums , Berklee College of Music graduate, Bella Perron on lead guitars and "The Female version of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton", Ashley Suppa . Plush was produced by Johnny K . The LP begins with concert fave "Athena", a resounding crowd pleaser with its eerie intro that segues into harrowing guitar breaks, and lung-inducing vocals that mark a statement for the band to be taken seriously. Next up is the anthemic "Champion". This dark and daring track with tenacious riffs feels

EP REVIEW- OPHELIA'S EYE- FIGHT FOR US

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Swiss modern metal heavyweights Ophelia's Eye have unleashed a tantalising three-track EP called,   Fight For Us, as an appetiser for their much anticipated LP. The Swiss quintet has decided to release three songs that are close to their hearts, telling a short story about what they have to offer the world. The five-piece formed in the 2010s under various pseudonyms, including Project Penny and Red Fire Dragon, before settling on the exotically named Ophelia's Eye, based on a character in the E.L.A Hoffman novel The Sandman.  Fight For Us combines harsh vocals and ripping guitar play, and its lyrics are written as escapism through music from the struggles of everyday life. The title track " Fight For Us" begins with an all-out musical assault on the ears with raging guitar leads, earth-shattering blast beats, and deathly growls that sound like an act on a mission. Next up is "Speak of Words of Destruction" which is a modern metal track about improving one

EP OF THE WEEK: MUDDIBROOKE- LUNACY

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 All-female trio  Muddibrooke released their eagerly expected debut EP lunacy today (October 22nd).  Produced and mixed at Snug Recordings Co in Nottingham by the band and producers Robin Newman and Richard Collins. Joe Caithness helped master the EP. The trio consists of lead vocalist Harriet "Brooke" McDonnell, bassist and backing vocalist, Anna Melidone and drummer Mary Prince hail from Derby, England. They formed last January, releasing two music singles in the process, which received airplay on Kerrang! and earn " Track of the Week" for BBC Introducing. The five-track release tells the tale of acceptance and rejection within society through 90's alternative rock stylings, emotional vocals, and storied lyrics.  The opener "Devil" is an unsettling tale of an acrimonious relationship that turns sour. Lead vocalist "Brooke" combines sorrow with defiance over long, distorted guitars. Next up is "Liverpool Guy", an anthemic track wi

EP REVIEW- KING OF THE DEAD-THE SUMMONING

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  The enigmatic "Horror Rock combo" King of The Dead  has released their much-anticipated EP The Summoning  with an accompanying comic book. The band's infectious pop/punk is a nod to bands like Alkaline Trio , Ghost and 30 Seconds To Mars . King Of The Dead are lead by the masked individual, known as "The Familiar", who is said to sit between the worlds. The EP is a concept based on a tale of sacrifice, possession and the occult through five videos. released in chronological order on how the singles appear on the EP. Opener "Control" is a driving alt-rocker with impassioned vocals, exhilarating guitars, and rumbling basslines. Next Up is the upbeat tempo of "Destroy My Name", an evocative pop-rock track with hook-laden choruses, bouncing rhythms and edgy guitars, supplemented by dazzling synths. The EP continues to tell this story through fast-paced songs, accompanied by emotive melodies that hark back days to the aforementioned "Emo-

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DIG LAZARUS- DON'T THREATEN ME WITH A GOOD TIME

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 Alternative rockers' Dig Lazarus self-released their debut LP, Don't Threaten Me with A Good Time this past Frida y  (October 15th) The follow up to 2019's EP Figure It Out was produced by Dave Draper (The Wildhearts) and features some special guests in the guise of EODM frontman Jesse Hughes and The Virgin Mary's Ally Dickaty. The album is ten years of hard work for long time friends, Vocalist Ash Tustain, drummer/percussionist Jack Cotterill and the spectacularly named bassist/vocalist Atticus Hall Mcnair hail from Nuneaton, England. The band's anthemic rock boasts plenty of catchy choruses and meaty riffs to keep one happy. The aforementioned Mr Hughes opens things with a humorous sermon, declaring to his congregation "You don't threaten me with a good time " soon segues into the solid rocker "Road Runner", a singalong track with pulsating riffs to get the album off to a good start. Next up is the groovy rhythms of "Never changes&quo

SONG OF THE DAY- JAIME KYLE- WILD ONE

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  Singer/songwriter Jaime Kyle has released "Wild One", a track with as much a coloured history as Kyle herself. Kyle wrote this track in the early nineties, before being taken up by Faith Hill and earning the songstress a number one spot. Jaime Kyle is seen as something of a trailblazer in the industry, becoming the first female artist to sign a major record label out of Nashville. Jaime Kyle continues to garner respect for writing and recording music, as well tours across the US and Europe. her songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Nancy Wilson to Kelly Clarkson, selling 19 million records worldwide. "Wild One" is an anthemic rocker with all the charm and grace of Kyle as a singer. Kyle's warm and mellifluous vocals croon over a guitar-driven sound. The searing guitar solos and choral harmonies leave this sounding like the perfect radio hit. Words by Anselm Anderson Social Media HOME | Jaimekyle Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

ALBUM OF THE WEEK/ INTERVIEW: THE PRIMAL AGE- MASKED ENEMY

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French Metalcore outfit Primal Age burst onto the scene with M asked Enemy via WTF Records, A follow up to 2017's EP Silent Wound. the band hail from Normandy and was first formed in 1993. The band combine groove-laden riffs with pummeling drums and death growl vocals in the cause of animal rights, vegetarianism and human rights. They consist of vocalist Didier, bassist Dmitri, drummer Rudy and guitarists Florian and Benoit. The album opens with a spoken word intro that segues into the eerie "Wise Old Men", a slow, menacing build that combusts into a full-throttle snarl. Next up is "The Devil Is Hidden In Shadow", an equally apoplectic track with abrasive riffs, long double harmonic passages, and double blast beats that will leave the listener empathetic with the cause. Primal Age continues to build tracks this way through inventive means. The band combine long, pulsating harmonies with sharp, angular riffs to appeal to fans anew, and loyal, to the outfit. Each

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