LIVE REVIEW: Katatonia at the Academy (May 14th 2017)

Swedish progressive rock/metal band Katatonia released their 10th album The Fall of Hearts last year to much acclaim from fans and critics. Embarking on a European tour later that year, many were disappointed when the band announced a single UK show. However, the band were quick to rectify that by announcing their return to the UK and Ireland for a longer tour.

LIVE REVIEW: Katatonia at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Twenty five years is a long time to stick it out in the music industry and in 2016 Swedish metallers Katatonia celebrate just that at tonight’s show in London. From their early death/black/doom days alongside the Peaceville Three, their depressive rock middle era and right up to their modern dark progressive metal, they’ve had quite a career.

ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Thenighttimeproject – Thenighttimeproject (January 2016)

The self-titled debut album from progressive rock group Thenighttimeproject caught me by surprise upon its release in early January. Led by October Tide guitarist Fredrik Norrman, In Mourning vocalist Tobias Netzell and drummer Nicklas Hjertton, the bands self-titled debut showcases what these musicians do best, deeply emotional music. The musical style is undeniably Fredrik with…

ARTICLE: Top 10 Albums of 2015

It’s that time of year when we take a look back at all the great music 2015 as given us. Here is my personal top 10 albums released during the year, some are from my favourite bands, debut albums or even new discoveries I’ve made.

LIVE REVIEW: Anathema at The Academy

Anathema are currently commemorating their 25th anniversary, the ‘Resonance’ shows celebrates the band’s strong career with a three-hour set each night spanning their entire discography. To help them with this, former band member’s bassist Duncan Patterson and original vocalist Darren White came along to perform the older material.