SAOR means free, without obligations, unconstrained. All of these characteristics are intrinsic to the music of SAOR, the musical entity spearheaded by sole member Andy Marshall. As a lone wanderer proudly shouting the tales and myths of his people, his culture and his region from the tops of misty Caledonian mountains for the wind to carry, Andy […] …Continue Reading

The international death/thrash metal band MEFISTO have just released the new album “Phosphorus”  via GMR Music Group.   Originally formed in 1984 in Stockholm, MEFISTO were forerunners of the early Swedish death metal scene. Following hot on the heels of Bathory, the band influenced a whole generation of Scandinavian extreme metal bands. After releasing the two demo tapes “Megalomania” and “The Puzzle” in 1986, Mefisto disbanded […] …Continue Reading

The UK blackened sludge metal bandTIGGUO COBAUC have just released the new EP “Trial By Combat”  via Spectral Hound Records (EU, UK) and Xaninho Discos (South America).   TIGGUO COBAUC is a band formed in 2018 in Nottingham UK and composed by Reno Ramos (Vocals, Bass), Luca Martello (Guitars), and Luis Barreto (Drums). The debut EP “Trial By Combat” – composed of 6 tracks for a running time of 30 minutes – displays […] …Continue Reading

Swedish heavy/power metal mastersTAD MOROSE have been working hard on their brand new March Of The Obsequious album. The album will be released on August 26 (digitally) and September 16 (CD/vinyl) viaGMR Music Group.  “March Of The Obsequious” follows the same path as their 3 recent releases, albeit with a small nod to the sound of 80s and 90s without sounding less fresh and […] …Continue Reading

The German alt-rock/prog metal band R3VO have just released the new single “Artificial Pleasure” on June 8. Since their 2021 single “Paranoia,” R3VO has adopted a grittier yet more refined sound with “Artificial Pleasure.” The new song avails itself of heavy sections, psychedelia-influenced choruses, and an intimate outro. The band notes:“Artificial Pleasure is an introspective journey on the topic of undergoing addiction.”  R3VO is the project […] …Continue Reading

The German melodic metal band RETERNITY have just released their new album “Cosmic Dreams” via MDD Records.  With “Cosmic Dreams”, the Swabians around masterminds Carsten Sauter and Stefan Zörner present their third, most mature and at the same time most intense work. On the new album, the band surprises with a departure from the rather thrash-influenced predecessors to high-class arranged and produced tracks, which nevertheless unite all […] …Continue Reading

It is hard to pinpoint an exact sound for Melbourne’s very own HZED. Some have said that their style of rock conjures up memories of  Chrissy Amphlet while others say they have had the unique ability of capturing 50 years worth of rock all in one track. While a lot is said about them one […] …Continue Reading

 Swedish heavy/thrash metaller MAN MACHINE INDUSTRY will release the full-length “Eschaton I. Reckoning Day” on August26 via GMR Music (while the digipak limited edition was already released in March).  This week our very own David Griffiths sat down for a chat with the man behind the band (take a listen to the full interview below).  “Eschaton I. Reckoning Day” is the first part of a trilogy of mini-albums […] …Continue Reading

20 years after the last album of the legendary thrashers from Blackend, the mastermind Michael Goldsmith comes back under the roof of MDD Records and thus also musically a bit “back to the roots“.  For the third album, which appears under his own name, Goldsmith has strengthened himself with experienced musicians from the scene and delivers an album with a new […] …Continue Reading

With a dark irony and subtle humour, this alternative rock tune, pokes fun at the elite few, those with unimaginable wealth, who sit on ‘Mountains Of Cash’. Ask Carol’s new song comes with a lot of energy and punk attitude. Trombones and delayed space guitars makes for a cinematic backdrop, while a mean fuzzy guitar and […] …Continue Reading