Showing posts from June, 2022

Stoned Jesus- Music interview

  Hello, could you introduce yourself to the readers?  - Hey we’re Stoned Jesus from Ukraine, still alive at the moment of answering this interview. I’m Igor, the vocals-guitar-songwriting-everything else guy. Could you describe your musical journey?  - From a one-man band concerned with creating a good stoner doom album back in 2009 to the eclectic and confident heavy prog trio now – quite a trip! How would you describe your sound?  - It’s something we’re constantly working on actually, and I can’t really say we’re there yet. Which really makes this journey even more exciting. I’d say a Stoned Jesus song is rather heavy yet melodic, groovy yet structurally interesting, dark yet never boring. What can you tell me about your previous four records, and how they have shaped your sound now?  - I see them as this logical progression from the genre standards towards something of our own… I’d say either The Harvest (2015) or Pilgrims (2018) is my favourite, give them a spin or two if you hav

Fonzy and Company-Touche EP Review

  Eclectic quartet Fonzy and Company  released their third EP Touche  last week. Produced by Innersound Audio, the four-track EP combines Indie. Pop and Alternative elements to create a burst of energetic rock for the listener. Formed in 2019 by lead vocalist/guitarist Fonzy Armour as a solo recording project, Armour decided he needed some company upon feeling impressed with the material recorded. Long-time friends Olivia Jury and Sam Bennett joined on vocals and bass, respectively. The trio soon released two EPS', Last Birth and Is It Me? to critical acclaim, garnering 1500 worldwide radio plays. The trio went through several lineups until they decided three was a company and they added lead guitarist/vocalist Lauren Hannah and bassist Sam Lane last year as permanent members. The EP opens with the anthemic 'The Kids Stay Home', a feel-good slab of pop-punk with a raw energetic feel and bouncing beats that set the feeling for the remainder of the release. Next up is the h

Song of the Day- Jane N' The Jungle- Dirty Dog

Photo Credit: Jim Louvau Female-fronted Hard rock act Jane N' The Jungle  return with hard-hitting new single 'Dirty Dog'. Produced by Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Sound Studio in Detroit. Lead singer Jordan White tells the tale of being sexually assaulted and left 'feeling like a dirty dog'. The Trio hail from Phoenix, Arizona and consists of lead singer Jordan White, guitarist Brian Dellis and bassist 'Big B'. They have garnered recent attention from notable networks like MTV and Spotify, as well as regular airplay on FM stations across the States. Jordan wrote this track on a napkin during a discussion of personal stories with Aryon Jones at a local Dive bar. The track's heavy grooves combine with thick basslines to convey an eerie message behind the music. White's dark melodies sound as much as being defiant as being a victim. The pounding drums and hook-laden riff make this a song that strikes the listener with its sensitive topic. Rating 4/5 Words

Rockstarclassics Episode 4, Series 2- Judas Priest, AC/DC. BLACK SABBATH ETC

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After years branded as The Highway Women, The newly branded ElectraQueens have revamped their sound and image. “Walk Away” is the first original song by the ElectraQueens. Their vocals and harmonies are more stunning than ever before as they quite literally walk away from everything we thought we knew about the group. While the former group celebrated country music, ElectraQueens celebrate many genres of music including country, rock, pop & R&B. "We made great strides along the way, as The Highway Women. We built a formidable fanbase, and released music and videos with critical acclaim. When we found Jeanne, Alyssa, and Gabrielle, it was a seamless transition as the three group members brought a musical diversity beyond country music. It became obvious that the timing to rebrand was now! The band loved the idea of the titled song. We have all been through so much in the past few years, including the pandemic and a shift in life as we all knew it. We wanted to launch

PRIEST Feat. Former Members Of GHOST: ‘Body Machine’ Album Out This July

  D ark wave prophets PRIEST , featuring former members of GHOST, have announced their long-awaited new album 'BODY MACHINE ', and premiered a new single 'BLACKLISTED'. Stream the new song: One of this year’s most intensely anticipated releases has finally been announced: the new full-length album from synth-wave phenom, PRIEST! As most already know, PRIEST consists of former members from the Grammy-award-winning metal act GHOST, but what everyone is about to find out is that PRIEST stand on their own as one of the most brilliantly creative and diabolically catchy electronic acts to come along in years.  The album’s early singles, ‘A Signal In The Noise’ and ‘Techno Girl’, have already been generating a major buzz across both the metal and electronic music worlds, preparing the path for the full-length release. Produced by Simon Söderberg, another GHOST alumni, Body Machine will be the band’s third studio album and their first to be r

Album of the Week- Wind Rose- Warfront

  Italy's self-proclaimed Dwarven Metal act Wind Rose  don their fur coats and helmets to do battle again with War Front , the follow-up to 2019's Wintersaga,  released last week via Napalm Records. The quintet, best known for the YouTube sensation 'Diggy-Diggy Hole', are led by the unmistakable vocals of Francesco Cavalieri and combines bombastic string arrangements with catchy hooks, huge choruses, and riffs to create their own version of power metal. The ten tracks tell the historical tales of the dwarves as they prepare for war.  The monumental 'Of War and Sorrow' is an enchanting intro of acoustic guitars, horns and string segue into the rousing 'Army of Stone', in which Cavalieri's lung-busting vocals lead the way like a commander on the field. This gutsy track sets the precedent for what is to come. The album is like an epic told by five heartily dwarves that so happen to be in a metal band. The latest singles 'Fellows of The Hammer' a

lamb of God releases new video for 'Nevermore', ahead of new album and us tour.

      Photo: Travis Shinn   LAMB OF GOD unleash “Nevermore,” the first single and music video from Omens . The forthcoming full-length from the GRAMMY-nominated metal titans is due October 7 th on Epic Records.  “Nevermore” is available everywhere for download and streaming.   Watch the music video here:     Tickets and VIP packages are on sale today at  for The Omens Tour , featuring Lamb Of God and special guests Killswitch Engage ,  Baroness , Motionless In White , Spiritbox , Animals As Leaders , plus Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy joins on different legs. The tour kicks off on September 9 in Brooklyn, NY and wraps on October 20 in Dallas, TX.    Lamb Of God follows 2020’s No. 1 Hard Rock Album with a vicious new testament. Riding high on a creative renaissance saluted by the likes


  Friday, 10 June 2022 (SOUTH AFRICA) - Future Radio continue releasing singles from their second album with a rocking track titled,'  Give in to You' . This catchy modern rock track is a firm crowd favourite at live shows and will certainly translate the same among their ever-expanding listener bases. The song deals with the idea of uncontrollably falling in love.   Johnny, frontman and songwriter, mentions that the music and lyrics just came to him, which is normally a great sign. He explains, “I’m of the opinion that writing love songs are cheating because it’s such an easy and universal topic, but if the lyrics come naturally, who am I to fight it? It is one of my favourite songs on our second album.”     Music aside, Future Radio is earning high praise for its visual storytelling which enhances the listening experience and adds another layer of depth to its already rich narrative. The previous episode ended with the protagonist finding himself in a troublesome sit


DANNY BEARDSLEY will drop his greatly anticipated new album, Chase the Sun, on Friday 24th June. Danny has also just revealed an engulfing new single, 'Lonely Mile'. The video and track are particularly poignant and are released in support of UK carers week. Watch the video, Lonely Mile, here -  DANNY BEARDSLEY is undeniably a uniquely talented musician with a compelling and captivating voice. He has been acknowledged by many as one of the most insightful and exhilarating guitarists of his generation. Danny has cut his teeth on the live circuit; he is the founder and member of the instrumental progressive trio, The Parallax Method and has played at some of the most prestigious festivals including Download, Bloodstock, UK Tech Fest, Hammerfest, HRH Prog, HRH Road Trip to Ibiza, Rock and Blues Festival, Camden Rocks, and Macmillan Fest. Danny’s musical ventures have earned support from the likes of Classic Rock Magazine, Scuzz TV, Powerplay Magazine, Prog Magazine, Kerrang,

Ramble On- Playlist of The Week ( May 6-10)

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LAMB OF GOD Reveals New Album & Tour Details

        Photo: Travis Shinn     LAMB OF GOD follows 2020’s No. 1 Hard Rock Album with a vicious new testament. Riding high on a creative renaissance saluted by the likes of Rolling Stone and NME , the Grammy-nominated goliath returns with the gloriously unhinged Omens , produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth).  The first single, “Nevermore,” arrives on Friday, June 10. Omens follows on October 7 via Epic Records.   The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal architects will support the new album with a massive Live Nation produced U.S. headlining tour, The Omens Tour, featuring special guests Killswitch Engage on all dates. Different legs will also see support from Baroness ,  Motionless In White , Spiritbox , Animals As Leaders as well as  Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy . The tour kicks off September 9 in Brookly