We continue a look back at some of our favourite gigs as lockdown persists, trying to hold on to that precious atmosphere of hearing live music until we can get back to it ourselves. This week, Matthew Wand takes us back to 8th March 1997 where Aussie rockers Silverchair blew the crowd away at Nottingham's Rock City. In 1997 Silverchair released the sophomore album … [Read more...] about Retro Gigs: Silverchair – Rock City Nottingham 1997
With much of the world still on lockdown and gigs still being cancelled left, right and centre, we thought we'd look back on some of our writer's favourite concerts, keeping your taste for live music alive. First up is Royal Blood at Sheffield's The Leadmill in 2014, attended by Vinyl Chapters writer Matt Wand. It’s cold and windy in the centre of Sheffield tonight. The … [Read more...] about Retro Gigs: Royal Blood – The Leadmill 2014
This month we look at the commercially and critically acclaimed Astro Creep: 2000 Songs of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head by White Zombie. The juggernaut of an LP turns 25 years old but ultimately proved to be the last for the industrial groove metal ‘B’ movie monsters. Formed in New York in 1985, White Zombie were originally a Noise … [Read more...] about White Zombie: Astro Creep: 2000 Songs – Classic Albums
Seattle natives Pearl Jam scratch the seven-year itch with the release of their 11th studio album, Gigaton Since 1991 reluctant grunge rockers Pearl Jam have been offering their own unique take on the world around them. Their immense debut Ten catapulted the five-piece into the limelight, a spotlight in which they were happy to slowly withdraw from in subsequent releases. … [Read more...] about Pearl Jam: Gigaton – Album Review
The tale of Heavy Metal is a storied fable. Starting in 1970 with Black Sabbath, the new dark, heavy, loud and fast music was born. Through the seventies and early eighties, the genre grew in strength and popularity. Bands such as Motorhead, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest followed in Sabbath’s footsteps, even Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne stuck to his roots with his solo … [Read more...] about The Evolution of Metal Music: Part One
Matthew Wand takes a look back at the humble beginnings of post-grunge stalwarts Silverchair as we approach the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Frogstomp. In March of 1995, a three-piece post-grunge band emerged onto the world stage. Hailing from Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia, their debut album was Frogstomp. They were just fifteen years old, had a bunch of … [Read more...] about Silverchair: The story of their rise to fame and debut album ‘Frogstomp’.