Joanne Slater

As 55,000+ rock fans descended upon Knebworth this year for the second annual UK Sonisphere Festival, it became apparent that Sonisphere has been swi…
By on Oct 14, 2010
Volbeat, as I'm sure some of you will remember, is a bug-type Pokemon. The alternative usage of the name 'Volbeat' refers to a Danish rock band. Plea…
By on Oct 11, 2010

9 / 10

Some artists simply don't require an introduction. Santana is one of them. And considering his latest release, Guitar Heaven, is an album of covers o…
By on Oct 07, 2010
I always feel so out of touch when I discover a band I like, and then realise they broke up two years prior. My most recent experience of this was wi…
By on Oct 07, 2010

6.5 / 10

As the opening track from Oholics' Disgraceland started playing in my iTunes library, I loved it so much that I immediately opened the IM conversatio…
By on Oct 06, 2010

3 / 10

Any album that starts with an introductory track called "The Requiem" automatically places itself on the border of moderation and pretentiousness. Wh…
By on Oct 06, 2010
You should listen to Army of Freshmen! Of all the independent, unknown and obscure bands I've come across in recent years, Army of Freshmen are proba…
By on Oct 05, 2010
Probably best known as the lead vocalist in Dream Theater, James LaBrie is definitely a veteran of the rock world. Since his first release with Dream…
By on Sep 29, 2010
Wheatus is an odd band. They had a major hit back in 2001 with "Teenage Dirtbag", followed it up with an Erasure cover, then due to a dispute with th…
By on Sep 08, 2010

6.2 / 10

Ahh. Nothing says fashionable dysthymia like a bottle of black hair dye and a HIM CD. As Finland's finest, emo rockers HIM released the oh-so fervent…
By on Aug 17, 2010

6 / 10

So we begin with "Distance", which describes an emotional drive on the metaphorical highway of life. And oh boy, this is a journey of serious contemp…
By on Aug 17, 2010

6 / 10

I think most people are dubious when an artist releases an EP instead of a full album. It's when the question of quality versus quantity really comes…
By on Aug 16, 2010

7 / 10

I know I'm about to fall in love when an album starts with a long dramatic guitar introduction. And Point of Origin, the latest release from Downspir…
By on Aug 15, 2010

7.2 / 10

For those of you who aren't totally up to speed on your Ancient Egyptian mythology, the Eye of Horus is a symbol of protection and royal power. It wa…
By on Apr 28, 2010

7.8 / 10

Australian rockers Airbourne play what I like to call "beer music." That is, music that sounds pretty cool when you're sober, but super-freakin-rock-…
By on Apr 28, 2010

5 / 10

Two singers. Both are TV stars. Both have long luscious locks. So I guess with their similarities we can assume that Bret Michaels and Miley Cyrus ha…
By on Mar 02, 2010

7 / 10

February 2010 sees the release of Terra Incognita, the sophomore release from Arryan Path (not to be confused with "Aryan", the word "Arryan" apparen…
By on Feb 16, 2010

8.2 / 10

"Who is the Fool?", the opening song on Silent Fall's album Otherwise contains more genres within one song than my ears have experienced in a while.…
By on Feb 13, 2010

6.3 / 10

On first impressions, Lethal Saint, the self-titled album from this Cyprus-based band could easily be a remnant from the British heavy metal scene of…
By on Feb 13, 2010

8.4 / 10

It's sometimes difficult to tell when a band has the "it" factor. And often, even if they do seem to have "it", it's impossible to actually pinpoint…
By on Feb 12, 2010

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