Killer Boogie – Detroit

Killer Boogie – Detroit

Heavy Psych Sounds seem incapable of producing anything sub standard at the moment and Killer Boogie are yet another fine addition to a brilliant roster. – By Martyn Coppack

Live: Conan and Bast – Fibber Magees, Dublin. November 22nd, 2014.

Live: Conan and Bast – Fibber Magees, Dublin. November 22nd, 2014.

Gareth O’Malley celebrated his birthday by seeing Conan and Bast at Fibber Magees in Dublin.

Speedbreaker – Built for Speed

Speedbreaker – Built for Speed

Built for Speed is amongst some of the best I’ve heard this year and is among some of the best speed metal releases I’ve heard in recent years. – By Berns von Bernington

Brian Eno – 2014 Reissues

Brian Eno – 2014 Reissues

Rarely do reissues contain such a vast treasure trove of bonus material that is not just a collection of curios to be played once and never thought of again – these extras effectively double the length of the original releases and are every bit as essential. By Chris McGarel

Interview: T.J. and Mike from Inter Arma

Interview: T.J. and Mike from Inter Arma

Earlier this month Inter Arma was back in Scotland to play a great set at Glasgow’s Audio. Sander van den Driesche asked drummer T.J. Childers and singer Mike Paparo some questions about song writing and their new release The Cavern.

United Progressive Fraternity – Fall In Love With The World

United Progressive Fraternity – Fall In Love With The World

UPF is a great musical testament to the member’s talents. It’s a shame that such wonderfully imaginative music is often led astray by meandering, hard to decipher lyrical content. – By Gaz Cloud

BJM Mario Bajardi – Inverse EP

BJM Mario Bajardi – Inverse EP

BJM Mario Bajardi’s interlocking patterns and fascinating layers defy easy categorisation. This is unique music, produced with finesse. By Gaz Cloud

Machines in Heaven – Hindu Milk EP

Machines in Heaven – Hindu Milk EP

Following up debut album bordersbreakdown with equally impressive EP, Machines in Heaven are one of the best electronic acts to break through this year. – By Kevin Scott

Interview: Bast

Interview: Bast

One of this year’s best metal releases is Bast’s debut album Spectres, at least for Sander van den Driesche it is. He asked the band some questions to look back at this hectic year for them and to see what the future might bring.

Live Review: Raging Speedhorn at the O2 Academy3, Birmingham. 8th December, 2014

Live Review: Raging Speedhorn at the O2 Academy3, Birmingham. 8th December, 2014

The sheer intensity that six men can create, when powered by an audience that wants to tear at each other, which in turn feeds that audience further, becomes some unholy perpetual motion machine. by Rob Batchelor

Sounds of Sputnik – New Born

Sounds of Sputnik – New Born

Russian shoegazer Roman Kalitkin teams up with Ummagma for his debut release as Sounds Sputnik, an album with two core songs at its heart. By Kevin Scott

Interview: Jo Ardiles from The Safety Fire

Interview: Jo Ardiles from The Safety Fire

Earlier this month The Safety Fire played their first Edinburgh gig as part of another European tour with fellow progressive metal bands Protest the Hero and The Contortionist. Sander van den Driesche caught up with guitarist Jo Ardiles and had a nice chat with him about touring, the band, and humour in music.

Live Review: Baby Godzilla at The Forum, Hertfordshire. 5th December, 2014

Live Review: Baby Godzilla at The Forum, Hertfordshire. 5th December, 2014

Whilst they may not appeal to everybody’s taste in music, the entertainment factor was through the roof. by Shelby Loasby

Chaos – Violent Redemption

Chaos – Violent Redemption

I highly recommend checking out this record…to pretty much to anyone who listens to metal. – By Kara Chavez

Live: Beans On Toast – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – 9th December 2014

Live: Beans On Toast – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – 9th December 2014

As the show closed it was clear that everyone had enjoyed a very solid show from an artist who can be relied on to deliver on every occasion, an artist who enjoys performing and who does his utmost to ensure everyone at his shows goes home happy. By Alan Ewart

Wayfarer – Children of the Iron Age

Wayfarer – Children of the Iron Age

It is hard to pin-point what their sound truly is, because it’s a coordinated mixture of several different kinds of music, but it works. It works very well. – By Kara Chavez

Echoes Of The Future – December 2014


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