Fear Factory returned to Belfast on Monday Night (30th October 2023) with a new line-up, however their machine-crushing sound remained. Led by chief song writer Dino Cazares, the four-piece proved that even without talismanic front man Burton C. Bell at the helm, they're still a force to be reckoned with.
Following on from the experimental 'A Different Beat' in 1999, Gary Moore returned to the blues for his first album of the new millennium. A repositioning of sorts much in the same way that 'Still Got The Blues' had been a decade earlier, it's now receiving its first ever vinyl release.
Featuring the four albums they recorded between 1986 and 1995, and adding a disc of bonus cuts, Van Halen's 'Collection II' focuses squarely on the band's Sammy Hagar-fronted second coming. But with zero unreleased tracks and no liner notes, was it a missed opportunity?
While Whitesnake's future as a live act is still uncertain following the abrupt cancellation of their farewell tour in 2022, David Coverdale has continued his mission to remaster and muscle-up the band's later catalogue. Next up 2015's 'The Purple Album' arrives as a Gold Edition celebrating 50 years of the Coverdale-co-fronted version of the band.
One of the most respected labels in music history, Atlantic Records are celebrating their 75th anniversary with an extensive vinyl reissue programme. Featuring some of the biggest names in music history across a myriad of genres, the year-long vinyl and remix campaign includes one of the defining albums in rock; Led Zeppelin's eponymous forth.
AC/DC returned to the stage in Indio, California on Saturday night (7th October 2023) for their first show in seven years with singer Brian Johnson. Their epic set was like a jolt to the heart, and the brain, as the rock and roll powerhouse performed the hits and some surprising deep cuts over an electrifying two hours at Power Trip.
One of the most talked about rock and metal events in history, Power Trip festival landed with a jolt on Friday night (6th October 2023), as Iron Maiden and Guns n' Roses kicked off the event in Indio, California. With fans coming from all across the globe to attend, there was a tangible live wire buzz was in the air for day one of the three-day happening.