“Progressive rock” is a term that can encompass a wide variety of sounds. At one point or another in their 35-year history, Porcupine Tree — the brainchild of Steven Wilson — have probably touched upon most of these. Having put out several albums of electronica-infused psychedelic space rock since their formation in 1987, the band reached a peak of critical and commercial success in the 2000s with the metal-influenced experimental songcraft exemplified by In Absentia and Fear of a Blank Planet. By the start of 2011, however, Porcupine Tree appeared to be no more, with Wilson announcing a hiatus to focus on his solo career; he stated as recently as 2018 that getting the band back together “would seem like a terribly backward step”.
Explosions (Music For Nations), the new cut from Canadian alternative rock heroes Three Days Grace is quite the banger.Continue reading
Paradise Lost has released a new lyric video “Enchantment”, the opening track on their forthcoming album Draconian Times (Music For Nations) 25th-anniversary reissue set for a December 4th release date. You can watch the video for “Enchantment” here:Continue reading
Is it weird to have “should’ve leaned more into brutality” as your first thought upon completing a Metalcore album? Asking for a friend. That’s not to say that there is a total absence of the heavier and grimier stuff on Bury Tomorrow’s Cannibal (Music for Nations/Sony), but I wouldn’t have been heartbroken if they would’ve squeezed some more juice out of the amps.
Twenty-one years ago, way back in 1998 when their star was on the ascendancy and the average metal fan was wondering whether they were Black Metal, Gothic Metal or That’s Not Metal, five years after the infamous ‘Jesus is a Cunt’ T-shirt made them a household name for a variety of reasons, Cradle of Filth release their third album Cruelty and the Beast on Music for Nations. A much-acclaimed tribute to non-vegan Ribena fanatic Elizabeth Bathory. It was a milestone in their developing sound and at the time, I absolutely loved it. Continue reading
Cradle of Filth’s Gothic and Black Metal inspired masterpiece Cruelty and the Beast turned 25 years old last year. Now this November the band is finally releasing the fully remastered version of the album, with loads of remixes and extras via the old-school Music For Nations label. Watch a lyric video now for a ‘Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds)’ now! Continue reading
Cradle Of Filth has just booked an amazing run of tour dates, where they will perform one of their classic albums, 1998’s Cruelty and The Beast (Music For Nations) in its an entirety, plus other hits. The album. In addition to headline dates, some festivals are also included. The Spirit will provide direct support on headline shows. Hopefully, more dates will be added because to hear this album live should make for a monster show! Continue reading
It has been a slow but steady build for Southampton metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. They have been around for longer than most people might actually think, releasing debut album Portraits (Basick) way back in 2009 and they have always been just behind the forefront of the scene in the UK and indeed mainland Europe, where they have a sizeable following but never quite breaking through into that next echelon. Last album Earthbound (Nuclear Blast) was somewhat of a turning point ensuring a lot more eyes are now trained on them.Continue reading
When anyone thinks about Three Days Grace, instantly one thinks of 2003’s ‘I Hate Everything About You’. The song came out in emo’s prime and it fit so well. Ever since releasing their debut self-titled album, the Canadian quartet has stayed true to their three-year interval on releases. Continue reading
Three Days Grace are prepping their new album Outsider, due out on March 9th via RCA/Music For Nations. You can now stream the title track ‘I Am An Outsider’ below. Continue reading