Review: April Art – Pokerface (Deluxe) Self Release (September 30th, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper German metallers April Art have re-released their second album, a deluxe edition of ‘Pokerface‘.  That album was released just three months prior, this time adding three more songs to the collection. Having never heard music from this band, I won’t jump […]

Review: Hammer King – Kingdemonium Napalm Records (August 19th, 2022) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Hammer King are back to lay waste to whatever is left in the wake of Hammerfall’s release from just a few months prior. Seemingly supercharged by their last album, as well as the possibility of limited touring options, the band went right […]

Review: Walter Trout – Ride Provogue (August 19th, 2022) Reviewer: Colm Banville Here we have Mr Trout’s thirtieth album – yes, his thirtieth. For openers, there is a blistering track called ‘Ghosts‘. Well named: listen to how we holds the ghostly, fading note at the end. Next comes the title song, ‘Ride‘, with a very […]

Review: Savfest 2022 The Victoria Bikers Pub, Leicester Reviewer/photographer: Dan Mann Due to the ‘unique’ way that Facebook makes posts/events visible I very nearly missed Savfest 2022 altogether. Thankfully I was able at last minute to attend on the Friday of this charity event. To give you some background to Savfest, this charity event, was […]