October 6th, 2010 by Eilish | No Comments
Nordic metal is renowned for its dark and macabre nature. However standard so to speak Norwegian Black Metal is infamous for its cult following and complete conformity to the scene with regards to both the sound, religious morals (or lack of) and appearance of the band and their fans. But not Ararbrot…
October 2nd, 2010 by Eilish | No Comments
For a relatively new band, Pull In Emergency are already beginning to get noticed, gathering airplay from famous faces such as Johnny Kennedy of XFM and Zane Lowe of Radio One. Their self titled debut album was released this month, so we at Call Upon The Author gave them a listen…
September 10th, 2010 by Eilish | 3 Comments
â€œCelluloidâ€, as you can probably presume from the title, is a loose concept album about the universe of motion pictures and cinematography…
September 9th, 2010 by Eilish | 1 Comment
Young Guns, despite â€œAll Our Kings are Deadâ€ being their debut LP, are already receiving huge publicity by Kerrang! Magazine. After listening to â€œAll Our Kings are Deadâ€ this is no great mystery. Young Guns are a quintessential Kerrang! Band in every sense of the phrase. Theyâ€™re not a heavy band, what they lack in heaviness they make up for in talent.
August 14th, 2010 by Eilish | No Comments
2009 was a hectic year for the Brighton pop-punk quartet Mimi Soya. Working with legendary Funeral For a Friend producer Romesh Dodangoda, playing a sell out tour of the Netherlands and stage sharing with Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly and Set Your Goals among other bands, you could easily be fooled for thinking that they would spend 2010 putting their feet up after the exhaustion of the previous year.
However this is not the case, Mimi Soya are back, rejuvenated and gone through a â€œphoenix-like rebirthâ€ according to guitarist Chris, Mimi Soyaâ€™s latest offering is guaranteed to give your summer an essence of optimism…
August 1st, 2010 by Eilish | 2 Comments
2010 has been a fantastic year for High Wycombe quintet Young Guns, who are undoubtedly flying the flag for up and coming British rock bands at the moment. Their new album â€œAll our Kings are Deadâ€ has received positive acclaim from the UKâ€™s music press, including an impressive â€œ4Kâ€ rating from Kerrang! Magazine, who are becoming a regular in the prestigious rock magazine. We took the time to catch up with Gustav Wood, the bands vocalist, during a busy UK tour to talk, fan tattoos, personal experiences reflected on the album and supporting Bon Jovi.
July 20th, 2010 by Eilish | No Comments
Whilst a number of our nations â€œsporting heroesâ€ have not been busting their balls for our approval *cough * the England football team *cough*, rising Liverpudlian rock band Sound of Guns most definitely are. As the band arrive at Coventryâ€™s famous Kasbah venue – after making an appearance on Sky and getting â€œ spray painted in make-upâ€ according to vocalist Andy Metcalfe, before having to travel in a somewhat decrepit van up to Coventry during rush hour – it is arguable that other, more pretentious bands would cancel the gig due to exhaustion, not Sound of Guns…
June 14th, 2010 by Eilish | 1 Comment
Electro has always been a popular choice of music amongst clubbers of all ages, and itâ€™s the hardcore of this group of individuals who will enjoy Canadian dance act Letâ€™s go to Warâ€™s new album â€œKarmageddonâ€. The album is loosely varied ranging from the Caribbean bashment sounding Push up ya Lighta! to the catchy, softer piano track Donâ€™t Love Me which would not look out of place on a John Legend album.
May 31st, 2010 by Eilish | No Comments
Slovenian rock band Elvis Jackson are finally beginning to receive the acclaim they deserve. The band were nominated for an MTV European music award last year and were busy touring with legendary acts such as Faith No More, The Offspring and NOFX. Finally, with the touring and making appearances at glamorous music award ceremonies, the band had some quality studio time to produce this fantastic new album â€œAgainst The Gravity.â€
May 27th, 2010 by Eilish | No Comments
There goes the famous saying â€œnever judge a book buy itâ€™s cover,â€ well, thankfully that doesnâ€™t apply to the unique and raw sounding Sheffield four piece La Folieâ€™s debut album â€œRisus Sardonicus.â€ With the artwork depicting a failed and bloody circus ring, the fresh and almost psychedelic songs each cleverly carry a slight â€œseaside freak showâ€ theme to them, making the album very original to say the least…