Rob Orlemans & Half Past Midnight – Shake them down

Rob Orlemans & Half Past Midnight is a blues rock power trio from the Netherlands. This enthusiastic band regularly performs at blues festivals. Their latest album is called ‘Shake Them Down’. This album features 12 studio tracks, including a cover of Alvin Lee. In addition, there are two live bonus tracks. ‘Boogie On Down The … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Blank Manuskript – A Live Document

Blank Manuskript is an Art Rock band from Austria. All five band members have a part in vocals. The passion of these multi-instrumentalists can always be heard in their live concerts, as on ‘A Live Document’. This album was recorded last year during Night of the Prog – Loreley The tender singing of ‘Foetus’ is … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The BluesBones – Unchained

‘Unchained’ is the seventh album by The BluesBones (Belgium). During a live studio setting, the instruments were captured in one take, well done! The balance between vocals and music is fine. The relationship between the instruments themselves, and the balance on the headphones is good. Nico De Cock sings parts of the lyrics, other parts … Read more, available in English and Dutch

M-Opus – At The Mercy Of Manannán

Irish progressive rock band M-Opus drew inspiration from Irish mythology for their third album, ‘At The Mercy Of Manannán’. The Sea God Manannán was the king of the ‘Other World’. The album is about sailors who encounter ancient Celtic gods during a dangerous mission. As with their previous albums, their inspiration comes from the 1970s, … Read more, available in English and Dutch

¡Pendejo! – Volcán

Volcán is the fourth full-length album by ¡Pendejo! The name is Spanish, but this alternative heavy rock band is hailing simply from the Netherlands. The band (which has been around for 15 years now) has its own blend, adding brass instruments to their stoner/rock, among other things. The album comes via Chancho Records, which is … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Depeche Mode – Memento Mori

Last year, Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher passed away; he was co-founder of synth-pop band Depeche Mode. Memento Mori’ is the first album released by vocalist Dave Gahan and guitarist/keyboardist Martin L. Gore together. The inspiration arose at the beginning of the Covid pandemic. The 12 songs describe a variety of moods, including anxiety, joy, obsession and … Read more, available in English and Dutch