Black Peaks & Heck – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 13/09/16

On a drizzly afternoon and Download Festival, nearing the end of their set, Black Peaks mumbled that they would be touring with Heck, who had also played that weekend. It was a fleeting moment, but one in which many said “did he really just say that?” Having witnessed both, including the previous incarnation of Baby Godzilla, one could only…

Howling Giant – Black Hole Space Wizard Part 1

If there’s one thing to be said of the bands that encompass the stoner rock and metal genre, it is that they pick some extraordinarily brilliant band names and album titles. Howling Giant come from Nashville, Tennessee, and their mission statement is within their band name, to sound like a loud beast. Despite only being a trio,…

Zlatanera Unveil New Lyric Video

Zlatanera, teaming with Pure Grain Audio, premiered their latest video, for the single ‘Holy Man’s Crook’, taken from their forthcoming album Legerdemain,  set for release on the 5th of August, 2016. Bass player Anto McKee said that “Holy Man’s Crook is a song about a misguided faith healing preacher who uses his piety as a means to…

Howling Giant Premier Music Video

Howling Giant will be releasing their EP Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 1 on the 12th of August. However, they have just released a music video for their song ‘Dirtmouth’. The band released the video through The Sludgelord and the article also features an interview which can be read here. [http://thesludgelord.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/black-holes-space-wizards-interview.html] Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 1…

Chameleon Technology – Black Canvas (EP)

Chameleon Technology (a.k.a. ChamTech), was founded in August 2009 and subsequently released a 5 track EP, entitled Aquatic. The membership of the band is entirely comprised on one man, Max Histrionic, who performs vocals, guitars, bass guitar, and percussion for ChamTech. It was in the summer of 2015 when Histrionic decided to pursue a one-man, live stage…

New Model Army – Video, Single, and Album News

British rock band New Model Army released their video for their song ‘Winter’ on the 11th of July . It is a song off of their forthcoming album of the same name, released on the 26th of August on the band’s own Attack Attack label, via Red Essential in the UK and earMUSIC worldwide. Founder, lead singer…

Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty

“The album itself progresses; the first half contains most of the harsh instrumentals, whilst towards the end melody and simplified instrumentals become more prominent” Read more of this review at EchoesAndDust.com

My Top 20 Albums of the Year so Far – 2016

We’re at that halfway point in the year, so as I haven’t been writing that much I thought I’d share with you by top albums of the year so far. Below is a list of the 20 albums that I have been listening to repeatedly since January. There are various albums that didn’t make the…

Echoes and Dust

Earlier this year This Is Not A Scene sadly disbanded, however, I was lucky enough to join the wonderful people at Echoes and Dust. There, alongside this blog, I will be writing reviews, and at Echoes and Dust they will cover more underground music as well. Click on the link below and don’t forget to subscribe…

Van Halst – World of Make Believe (2016)

Canadian rockers Van Halst have recently released their new album “World of Make Believe”, listenable through a stream on idobi.com. Those familiar with In This Moment, Evanescence, and Halestorm will be able to identify easily with this album. It’s hard-rock with a vocalist, Kami van Halst, who isn’t afraid to growl when necessary. The album opens with the ironically titled ‘The…

January 2016 – Album Reviews

As I have been inactive for a while I’ve written a brief summary of everything I’ve listened to in the first two months of the year. In other slow months I will also write similar articles. First up… JANUARY David Bowie – Black Star Fantastic. Captivating, enticing, and a Bowie classic. A great song off for one of the…