Black Velvet Butterfly: Black Velvet Butterfly (2022)

Black Velvet Butterfly: Black Velvet Butterfly (2022)

Black Velvet Butterfly are a one-man band from Auckland featuring James Castady-Kristament. I was intrigued to be sent this as when I looked on their Bandcamp page it said, “It may just well be the coolest thing you’ve heard in the Goth scene since Type O Negative.”...
Massacre: Mythos (2022)

Massacre: Mythos (2022)

Massacre have been through multiple line-up changes over the last nearly 40 years since their inception, but they are widely regarded as one of the most important bands on the death metal scene, creating a style which has impacted and influenced many others. Indeed,...
Kirsty Dewar: Influence (2022)

Kirsty Dewar: Influence (2022)

Scottish singer Kirsty Dewar contacted me recently to see if I would be interested in reviewing her new EP, and as one of my self-imposed rules is that I always review whatever I am offered by a band (as opposed to a label or PR company) I of course said yes. She told...
Carnifex: Slow Death (2016)

Carnifex: Slow Death (2016)

Carnifex are one of those oddities, in that their core line-up has been incredibly stable pretty much since formation, and they even survived a year-long hiatus intact. At the time of this their sixth album in 2016, they still had founder members Shawn Cameron (drums)...