ALBUM REVIEW: Dune Rats – Real Rare Whale


 

With the majority of rock bands using their platforms to speak out about common world issues through blunt execution, Australian trio Dune Rats acknowledges those issues with their own amusing perspective. Their new album Real Rare Whale (BMG) was written in an effort to fight off the negativity brought on by the pandemic using rowdy feel-good tunes. With this new release, the band says, “Life is hard, but let’s have all the fun we can while we’re here.”Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Faim – Talk Talk


 

It seems The Faim sprung out of nowhere back in the middle of the last decade. Playing festivals all over the world, like Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza, etc with their gleaming bright take on pop-rock anthems. Now, several years on and with their first album already under their belt; the next big step for the band is where to go from there to make their name a household name. Getting in various different producers to cement themselves in the scene, it’s clear they’re taking on this mission in strides. Unfortunately, it’s not a complete success.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Mothica – Nocturnal


As the follow-up to the big debut, there is a lot on the line for any artist’s second album, but Mothica wasn’t afraid to jump the gun creatively with her concept record Nocturnal (releasing via her own imprint with Rise Records, Heavy Heart Records). While her last album Blue Hour explored the developmental period of becoming sober, Nocturnal dwells on the dark aftermath and search for a new meaning. With a whopping seventeen tracks including an introduction and three interludes, she took a risk with an unconventional album format – one that overall worked out in her favor.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Billy Howerdel – What Normal Was


Billy Howerdel is best known as the songwriter and guitarist for A Perfect Circle, the band he created with his good friend James Maynard Keenan (Tool / Puscifer) after they met when Tool were supporting Fishbone for whom Howerdel was a guitar tech in the early nineties, before sharing a house together in the Hollywood Hills. Howerdel would work on his early material while also engineering for the likes of David Bowie, Guns n’ Roses, and Nine Inch Nails.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bloc Party – Alpha Games


 

Bloc Party burst onto the UK music scene with their raucous debut album Silent Alarms in 2005, proving to be a unique act in the indie rock scene, with a collection of uptempo songs blending contemporary post-punk with art rock. The band immediately resonated with a new generation in a similar way that contemporaries such as Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines had, largely helped by the flamboyant personality and distinct vocal style of frontman Kele Okereke. The record went platinum in its first year as the band were championed on mainstream UK radio by the likes of Steve Lamacq and Zane Lowe, with a buzz also being created in the States where extensive touring followed.

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Thunder Shares New Single and Lyric Video – “Across The Nation”


Heavy Rock legends Thunder have shared another new single and a lyric video for “Across The Nation.” The track comes from their upcoming new album Dopamine, the bands’ first-ever double album due out April 29th, 2022 via BMG! The band will also soon embark on a headline tour of the UK! Dates and details can be found below. Check out “Across The Nation” now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators – 4


Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have built up quite the reputation for blistering, modern Hard Rock. They are at it again with their new album 4, (Gibson Records / BMG), yep you guessed it their fourth record together and quite possibly their best. They called in the production skills of Dave Cobb, best known for Rival Sons and a whole host of Country music, and wanted to make a live rock record.

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Black Sabbath “Technical Ecstasy” Poster!


Heavy Metal legends Black Sabbath will see a deluxe boxed set elease for their 1976 album Technical Ecstasy, October 1st via BMG. The record, their seventh, originally reached #13 in the U.K. and was certified gold in the U.S. The collection includes a newly remastered version of the original, a brand-new mix by Steven Wilson, plus more than 90 minutes of previously unreleased outtakes, alternative mixes and live tracks. Technical Ecstasy: Super Deluxe Edition will be available on October 1st as a 4-CD set and 5-LP set on 180-gram black vinyl. Both the 4-CD and 5-LP versions are available for pre-order now at the link below. The remastered studio album will be available the same day on digital download and streaming services. You can win a Black Sabbath “Technical Ecstasy” Poster from Ghost Cult! Just head over to our Instagram and comment on our post with your favorite original member of Sabbath to enter to win. Open to UK residents only. Full Giveaway rules below.

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Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler to Release Solo Material Boxset: “Manipulations Of The Mind” Boxset


Legendary Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Terry “Geezer” Butler will released a 4-cd boxed set of his classic solo albums, along with an extra disc of rare material. The releases are also compiled in a best of release as well. Manipulations Of The Mind and The Very Best Of Geezer Butler will be released July 30th via BMG! Featuring the albums ‘Plastic Planet’ (1995), ‘Black Science’ (1997), and ‘Ohmwork’ (2005), with a bonus 4th disc of rare and largely unreleased material, ‘Manipulations Of The Mind’ will give fans a true insight into Geezer’s work outside the Sabbath context in that classic solo era. Pre-orders are live at the link below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Sabotage Super Deluxe Edition


The last of a groundbreaking run of undisputed classics, Sabotage (Vertigo/BMG), often gets overlooked during debates about the studio legacy of legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Considering the seismic impact of the band’s previous five releases, this isn’t entirely surprising but Sabotage has always deserved more time in those conversations.

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