ALBUM REVIEW: Kamchatka – Hoodoo Lightning 

GC might have already released it’s End of Year list, but that doesn’t mean the machine stops rolling. There’s always more to review. And Swedish stoner trio Kamchatka have dropped Hoodoo Lightning (Border Music) as a last-minute Christmas present for those who dig the late-60s and 70s. Continue reading

Metallica is Now “The Biggest Band In The World”, According to Pollstar

In a new feature by music industry bible Pollstar that track touring, album and merch sales Metallica is now arguably the biggest band in the world, certainly when it comes to touring.  Metallica has sold more than 22 million concert tickets since 1982, grossing more than $1.4 billion in the process. That puts the thrash legends “just behind” U2 in tickets sold, but ahead of rock peers such as AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: From This World – Unearthing the Past to Build the Future

Following the premiere stream of their new single ‘Let It Go’, Ghost Cult caught up over email with the artist known as From This World over email for a Q & A interview to learn more about this project and the motivation behind the music. Armed with an inventive, excellent new album Variations on a Dream our dialogue covers the artist’s self-described “New Classic Rock”, influences, the personal nature of the music and much more! Continue reading

SOS Fest XII – Part II – The Longfield Suite, Prestwich UK

The third and final day of SOS is more of a classic rock day, although it features fewer bands for me that I was aware of than yesterday. Today is more of an adventure day, and I’m hoping for some discoveries. Continue reading

SOS Fest XII – Part I: Live at The Longfield Suite

Time for one of the highlights of my year, the rather excellent SOS festival. A festival envisioned 12 years ago by Lynne Hampson of Rocksector Records as an antidote to the plethora of family un-friendly festivals around at the time. Continue reading

AC/DC’s – Highway To Hell Turns Forty

It was a very different world in July 1979 when AC/DC released their sixth album, the iconic slab of tune-filled granite we have loved and revered for 40 years. Jimmy Carter was President of the United States of America; Margaret Thatcher had recently been elected as the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom. There was a Cold War. There was no internet. The Sony Walkman had been in the shops for three weeks. A very different world. Continue reading