Rock Reads: Excess All Areas: Demands and Idiosyncracies of Rock Icons on Tour
When bands agree to appear live part of the paperwork involved is called a "rider," a list of stipulations from the band or performer that must be met by the show producer.
Singled Out: El May's Thrills
Today multi-instrumentalist El May (also known as Lara Meyerratken) tells us about the song 'Thrills', the current single from her brand new album 'The Other Person Is You'.
Riot V - Unleash the Fire
Ever since 1975, Riot has been rocking with the best of them. With a sound reminiscent of Riot's Thundersteel era, Unleash the Fire serves its purpose as an old-school metal call to arms and should have you head-banging in no time.
Singled Out: Jacob Hungsberg's Foolish Things
Today indie folk rocker Jacob Hungsberg tells us about the song 'Foolish Things,' which comes from his most recent EP release, the 'Trade Winds EP'.
Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
"Esoteric Warfare" is in its own little world-one owned by Mayhem, of course. The big elephant in the room is the departure of Blasphemer, who proved to be an integral part in the band's creative avenues during his tenor.
Singled Out: Maskin's Storm
Today Benny Andersson, the lead singer for Swedish fuzz rockers Maskin, tells us about the title track from their brand new album 'Storm,' which was recorded at the Truckfighters' studio Bombshelter.
Classics: Virgin Steele - Invictus
Is the last bite as good as the first? Well, "Invictus" has the decency to rightfully accept its place as the weakest chapter in Virgin Steele's three-part "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" saga.
Singled Out: Knight Area's Running Away
Today Mark Smit from Knight Area tells us about the song 'Running Away' from their brand new album 'Hyperdrive,' which was released earlier this week.
Manilow - Cease and Desist
Manilow is surely an ironic name for this London rock band. Vocalist Dean Moston is far closer to Johnny Rotten than crooner Barry, that's for sure. Its four-song EP may remind you of early Sex Pistols.