AMBRIUS – Effigies of Time

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/AmbriusOfficial/ The hard-hitting British metal outfit Ambrius, which includes former members of Oakhaart and Tempestora in its ranks, is about to unleash this exciting 6-track debut of EP of theirs, and if modern melodic metal with a solid dose of aggression is your thing, then you could certainly do worse than…

DEATHCOLLECTOR – Time’s Up

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://deathcollector1.bandcamp.com/ The pulverizing underground artillery known as Deathcollector recently released a delightfully dark and rumbling death metal EP titled “Time’s Up” containing three lethal cuts that are filled to the brim with catchy riffs and excellent vocals. In many ways, one can draw a parallel to Obituary, Bolt Thrower, and arguably…

INGLORIOUS – Live at the Phoenix MMXXI

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: http://inglorious.com/ British hard rockers Inglorious delivered one of 2021’s best and most memorable outputs in the shape of “We Will Ride” not to mention that their covers album “Heroine” (also from 2021) was a fabulous addition to their discography too. Their joyous new offering is a live album consisting of a…

TEN – Here Be Monsters

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: HOME | TEN Official Receiving a promotional copy of an album by TEN is always a treat, and their latest effort, “Here Be Monsters”, is a gorgeous slab of well-crafted hard rock with a poetic quality and an enchanting atmosphere to it. Warm and heartfelt vocals infuse the compositions with passion…

TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – Tyrant Lizard King

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.tyrannosaurusnebulous.com/ The good people over at Stampede Press mailed a promo copy of this twelve-track sonic assault my way and I am forever grateful to them for doing so. Apart from being visually impressive with respect to the artwork, there was something about the cool song titles that drew me in…

LORDS OF FORM – Flying Chromium Society

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://lordsofform.bandcamp.com/album/flying-chromium-society What we have here is an incredibly diverse and musically eclectic space rock opus that conjures up a uniquely surreal atmosphere. Masterminded by the talented Niall Hone (ex-Hawkwind) and backed by a stellar cast of musicians, the song arrangements are never anything but inspired, and just the sheer quality of…

DIRTY LACES – L’Esprit Du Temps

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: DiRTY LACES (@dirtylacesband) • Instagram-billeder og -videoer The Mancunian punk-inspired hard rockers Dirty Laces were an unknown outfit to yours truly until I received a promo copy of this spirited four-track EP of theirs titled “L’Esprit Du Temps” a few weeks ago, and what we have here is a fabulous cocktail…

TONY FLETCHER – The Best of Jamming! Selections and Stories from the Fanzine That Grew Up, 1977-86

RELEASE YEAR: 2021  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/the-best-of-jamming-published-on-23rd-september-2021 Jamming! was a DIY fanzine that was launched by Tony Fletcher back in 1977 when he was merely thirteen years old and over time it evolved into a proper, professional-looking magazine. Despite growing into a popular and well-respected magazine, it never really lost touch with its DIY roots or abandoned…

BLACK LAKES – For All We’ve Left Behind

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.blacklakes.com/ Thanks to the good people over at Stampede Press, I got my filthy paws on a promo version of the upcoming debut offering by the alternative metal/hard rock outfit known as Black Lakes. With such an evocative title as “For All We’ve Left Behind” as well as some interesting song…