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
Pearl Jam: Gigaton – Album Review
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 Evolution of Metal Music: Part One
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
Silverchair: The story of their rise to fame and debut album ‘Frogstomp’.
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’.
Courteeners: More. Again. Forever. – Review
After a four year break, British Indie rockers Courteeners return with their sixth studio outing, More. Again. Forever. A gap of almost 5 years between releases can seem like a lifetime in the music industry, so much can change in six months let alone 4 plus years. But the Courteeners have returned with a truly career-defining moment. The one word that comes to the … [Read more...] about Courteeners: More. Again. Forever. – Review
Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath – Classic Albums
This February, the debut release by Black Sabbath turns half a century old. Vinyl Chapters looks back at one of the greatest paradigm shifts in rock history. From the darkest corners of Birmingham, England, four men emerged bringing heavy guitars and their bleak view on the world with them. Black Sabbath’s self-titled album was a new beginning, not just for the … [Read more...] about Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath – Classic Albums