Creeping in at the back end of 2015, Baroness have released Purple, the follow up to Yellow & Green which dropped a few years ago. The Georgia, USA based quartet have been quietly going about their business for over a decade now, perfecting their take on the art that is metal.
The term "relentless facemelting riffmasters" is probably overused, but with 'New Age Of Old Ways', it has found a home. Stoneghost are not afraid to draw inspiration from the whole breadth of heavy music, and appear to have mastered the art of pulling an idea but not becoming it, in short, these guys are damn good.
Every now and then a band will almost completely change their style and quite often it’ll go down like a lead balloon. When Opeth cemented the change from their previous growling death metal style to this progressive, classic rock style on their previous album, Heritage, it got a mixed reception to say the least.
Some bands defy classification, at the same time providing a huge slice of personal style and instant recognisability. Mastodon are such a band...
Let it be known that I hate the term 'Supergroup' as I feel it does a disservice to any bands that are tagged with its ridiculous label. For me a band is only worth it's weight as a whole rather than the sum of its parts, much like a football team.
One of 2014's most eagerly anticipated releases comes in the form of the sixth Mastodon studio album "Once More Round The Sun", which is set to land on this planet on June 24th.
With 2014 now in it's first full week, the powers that be at Sonisphere decided it would be a great time to announce some new bands for the Knebworth instalment of Sonisphere 2014.