Steve Hackett – Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights: Live in Brighton

‘Foxtrot’ is perhaps Genesis’ most beloved album. In honour of the fiftieth anniversary of this album, guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett planned a tour. He was joined by Rob Townsend, Nad Sylvan and Amanda Lehmann, among others. On ‘Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights: Live in Brighton’ you will not only hear tracks from the album … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Duncan Parsons – I’m Here, All Weak

Multi-instrumentalist Duncan Parsons’ previous album ‘On Earth, As It Is’ (2022), received rave reviews. In the past ten years, he released six official solo albums. The new album is called ‘I’m Here, All Weak’, which is a throwback to the past. Because 15 of the 17 songs were on one of those 6 albums. There … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Lazy Grey – Making Tracks

Lazy Grey blues/rock/funk band Lazy Grey was formed in Antwerp some four years ago. ‘Making Tracks is their debut album. This one starts nicely with ‘Blood From A Stone’. There is a slightly dull layer over the music. Thomas Maenhout’s voice suits the music just fine. Fortunately, he has a fairly clear pronunciation, as the … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Fierce and the Dead – News From The Invisible World

The Fierce and the Dead was formed some 13 years ago as an instrumental band. But for several years, Kevin Feazey has been the vocalist of this English band in addition to being the bassist. They play a mix of various types of rock, adding metal, shoegaze and analogue synthesizers. The band has toured with … 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

D-Rosas – Greedy (I Can Feel It)

D-Rosas is a project of guitarist/composer Gesuino Derosas. He played in the rock band Terra Nova, with which he toured Japan. He also plays in Van Hagar, a Van Halen tribute band. Greedy (I Can Feel It) is the debut EP; it was self-released. John ‘Jaycee’ Cuijpers is the vocalist, he is known from Praying … Read more, available in English and Dutch

TEN – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Many bands used the lockdown(s) to release an album. English hard rock band TEN even made two (separate) albums during the pandemic. The first was released about a year ago. The second album, ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’, was released a few weeks ago (via Frontiers Music s.r.l. ). The sampled sounds give the start … Read more, available in English and Dutch

El Fatso – Bravado

El Fatso is a Dutch alternative rock band. Their EP ‘Bravado’ was released late last year. Although it’s on the late side for a review, I couldn’t resist the temptation to bring this EP to your attention. A Covid lockdown was used to express frustrations with the (mis)policies. As a result, ‘Bravado’ sounds heavier than … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Silver Nightmares – Apocalypsis

Italian band Silver Nightmares has been influenced by bands such as Asia, Genesis, Opeth, and many others. Their music is a mix of rock, metal and classical. In addition, history is also an important source of inspiration. This can be heard not only on their debut EP ‘The Wandering Angel.’ But also on their first … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Joost de Lange Band – Hypnotized

Even before anyone had heard of Corona or Covid, the Joost de Lange Band released the album ‘ ‘Lonesome Wolf‘. Like so many bands, this power trio did not sit still during the many lockdowns. Singer/guitarist Joost wrote the ten songs for the album Hypnotized, which will be released Oct. 28. This will also feature … Read more, available in English and Dutch