I don’t why I thought it’d be a good idea to do both an end of the year list and preview list reflecting the year they’re happening in….but here we are. Our list of twenty one albums and change has already posted (Which you can read here) so now it’s time to close the book on 2021 and look to the future with 22 albums we think will make this year sound even better than the last…and change.[Read more…]
And now we begin our downward trend…meaning, of course, that we’ve hit that point where matching up the number of albums on the list with the year we’re heading toward is kind of ridiculous so we’re going to switch with lucky number 13 for the time being.[Read more…]
Let it be known, as a regular concertgoer I am not a fan of livestreamed events. I’ve been supporting and promoting my favorites throughout the pandemic by purchasing what I can in merch and vinyl (And the odd one off CD here and there) but there’s just something about sitting in front of my five-year old laptop and staring at a screen of a band I love a million miles away performing their hearts out to a ghost audience that doesn’t do it for me after trying with Clutch, a band I’ve seen a ridiculous amount of times, earlier in the year.[Read more…]
2020 has caused a lot of reshuffling to release calendars and cancelled most every show imaginable. Even the mighty FOZZY is prone to pandemic woes and while one of front man Chris Jericho’s outfits has thrived and sustained throughout the year thanks to caution, caring, and innovation (We’re, of course, talking about his other job as “Le Champion” over on AEW), his musical outfit has been forced to reschedule tours and push back the release of their upcoming eighth album to 2021.[Read more…]
I don’t like KISS, okay? They just never did it for me for some reason. Much like choosing Megadeth over Metallica and Priest over Maiden, my general “meh” towards all things KISS will not win me any fans/new followers. HOWEVER! I’m a recent convert to the ways of the Fozzy and enjoy the hell out of Chris Jericho in the squared circle so, for me, hearing a cover of a song that I’ve never heard in the first place with Le Champion on vocals is pretty friggin’ groovy.[Read more…]
2020 has a lot going for it already with a slew of stellar albums dropping right at the start AND a year where Ozzy will release new material is a feat in itself. Also on the horizon beyond what we’ve listed below is a new beast from Rawk Gods Aeges (Review coming soon), more maniacal mayhem from Dog Fashion Disco, Megadeth’s triumphant return, and the original members of Static X reuniting to bring the late Wayne Static’s final recordings to light as a whole new full-length due this May. Hell, even Duran Duran will supposedly be back this spring with the follow up to 2015’s Paper Gods!
But I digress.[Read more…]