The Test Drive (Early Album Previews)

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    The Test Drive: Tulipomania – This Gilded Age

    Hailing from Philadelphia, Tulipomania boast gritty guitars underpinned by a brooding rhythm section to provide a backdrop for compelling and atmospheric vocals. Band members Tom Murray (lead vocals, bass, drums) and Cheryl Gelover (synthesizer,...

    The Test Drive: The Membranes – Dark Matter/Dark Energy

    After a twenty-six year break The Membranes broke all the rules of rock with a double album that was so perfectly realised it was been listed by media outlets around the world as one...

    The Test Drive: Adam Scott Glasspool – I Welcome the Flood

    Southampton, UK unsigned solo artist Adam Scott Glasspool is releasing his upcoming EP titled "I Welcome The Flood" with a Release Party scheduled for February 13th, with the EP scheduled to drop February 15th.  "I...

    The Test Drive: Adam Stafford – Taser Revelations

    Beautifully crafted and eloquently decadent with the perfect mix of synth and dirt is the best way to describe Adam Stafford's new effort, "Taser Revelations". The album is 9 songs of a diverse mix...

    The Test Drive: Mechanical Man – Mechanical Man

    Melodic Hardcore is the best way to describe Mechanical Man, the Moscow based metal outfit with tight hooks and polished style. Simultaneously harking to the metal of the past while keeping their ear to...

    The Test Drive: Centipede – Sarnath

    Sarnath is the Centipede's debut full length album that resumes from where the band left off with their previous Brazen Bull EP. 8 songs of heavy stoner metal brings together the different sides of...

    The Test Drive: Dead Behind The Scenes – The White EP

    Out of Milan, Italy come the alternative rock outfit known as Dead Behind The Scenes with their new EP, "The White EP". A cheeky mix of alt rock/pop with a touch of off centered...

    The Test Drive: Rodney Cromwell – Black Dog

    UK synth pop artist Rodney Cromwell (a.k.a Adam Cresswell) has just added another bright spot on his musical resume with the release of his new EP, "Black Dog". You might consider this a continuance...

    The Test Drive: Jack Hardy – Slipped

    With retro being the new antero, Jack Hardy really scores with his latest EP, "Slipped". Five feel good n' groovy tracks with each giving the credence of a single. "Slipped" is a kind of...

    The Test Drive: Neil C Young – Neil C. Young Trio E.P.

    True to the form of any guitar virtuoso, Neil C Young returns with a blistering new EP with three tracks that are a lesson in musicianship. We had the pleasure of interviewing Neil a...

    The Test Drive: Elora – Tú

    Elora have returned with their impressive new release, "Tú". Some of you may remember their last outing, "Cada día es así". This is a more groove oriented outing with more concentration on chord progression....

    The Test Drive: Chayce Halley – Bloom House

    Chayce Halley has come out with a brilliant masterpiece that almost feels as if it were a concept album without a concept. Sometimes it feels as though he is picking up the baton where...

    The Test Drive: XIXA – Shift and Shadow

    XIXA are one of those bands you can't really pin down to a certain genre. I know most people will say they are a psychedelic outfit by default, but take a closer listen. You...

    The Test Drive: Reign Eternal – Premonitions

    Reign Eternal have today released their anticipated new album, "Premonitions". This groove-centric offering is really well mastered and is guaranteed to blow up your speakers. This is the kind of metal I love. The...

    The Test Drive: Wrathrone – Born Beneath

    Wrathrone plays brutal old school death metal with their own spices. Early years 2008-2011 Wrathrone was doing gigs in slow flow, though the first self-released EP “Burning Hatred” saw the daylight in 2011. The...

    The Test Drive: Novacaine Nothing- Noughts and Crosses

    As if sent as more of a metal massacre than as an album release, Novacaine Nothing's new effort, "Noughts and Crosses" is about to drop like a nuclear bomb onto the very conscious of...

    The Test Drive: Bloodhounds On My Trail – Escape II

    As if conjured up from a beautiful dream in the realms of a deep R.E.M. comatose like sleep, Australia's own Bloodhounds On My Trail have come up with a modern masterpiece that can be...

    The Test Drive: Ships Have Sailed – Moodswings

    Ships Have Sailed are gearing up to release their new album titled "Moodswings". The album is pop sensibility combined with the songwriting skills of some of the classic duos in rock history. "Moodswings" is a...

    The Test Drive: a toi me’SHen – a toi me’SHen

    Mixing and fusing multiple styles, all of which are near and dear to my heart from my youth as a skater, Orange County's  a toi me'SHen (me’SHēn) have created a ferocious metal, rock, R&B,...

    The Test Drive: Alpha Shallows – Set the Fires

    Containing a reckless abandon that is too often imitated but never duplicated, the tracks that comprise the new EP from Alpha Shallows' "Set The Fires", have that reckless care to the wind feeling running...

    The Test Drive: Nigel Thomas – Travelling Man

    With the new single "Fever" now making the rounds throughout the world, it is now an absolute necessity to explore the rest of the album tentatively titled "Travelling Man". The album starts out with...

    The Test Drive: Bentley Jones – The Rebellion

    A few weeks back I interviewed Bentley Jones about his career so far as well as his upcoming album "The Rebellion". And now that time has come. When I first saw the video for the lead track,...

    The Test Drive: The Deadline Shakes – Zealots

    The Deadline Shakes are set to release their new album, "Zealots" on November 29th. Hailing from Glasgow, these young lads have created a window to their open hearts and let the music flow through...

    The Test Drive: Ummagma – Frequency

    Shoegaze is becoming more and more relevant. Not only in the Indie and Electronic scene but in the music scene in general. Why? Because it's not only creative but thoughtful. And that is what...

    The Test Drive: Stella Diana – Alhena

    I'll just come out and say it. I have found my new sonic nirvana in the audio that is Stella Diana. What I find fascinating is that this is an Italian band and not...