The Manchurian Pass by Victor Sierra album review

Over the past 12 months, Victor Sierra have really upped their game in the UK steampunk scene. They’ve always been there, pottering about in the fringes – popular in mainland Europe and with a steadily growing fanbase in the UK. Since appearing at The Asylum in 2017, they’ve increased their visibility. They are highly active on social media and are performing at more events such as Hebden Bridge Steampunk weekend and Northstar. Victor Sierra consists of three members; Commander Bob, The Legendary Converted Princess and Big Machine. Commander Bob and Converted Princess are co-founders of the group and provide the main bulk of vocals. On Manchurian … Continue reading The Manchurian Pass by Victor Sierra album review

GDPR is coming and Steampunk Journal is compliant

A recent change in the law about how websites store and use visitors’ identifiable and non-identifiable information comes into force on 25th May 2018. You may have noticed receiving a lot of emails from companies recently about getting permission to send you emails. That’s because the new law has strict consent rules that means a company has to ask your permission with what they want to do with your details. Even the data that doesn’t identify you as a person. Steampunk Journal has always maintained a strict ethos of never selling or sharing details of our readers with third parties … Continue reading GDPR is coming and Steampunk Journal is compliant

The 8th Deadly Sin by Victor & The Bully album review

Victor & The Bully are, frankly, a runaway success in the UK steampunk scene and have no signs of slowing down. Now their popularity is beginning to spread over to the USA. Entirely due to their catchy music, unique style and annoying likeability. Their highly anticipated second album dropped into the Steampunk Journal inbox a couple of days ago. We’ve had an exclusive first hearing of the new album in all its polished glory. Of course Matt & Harry have never been shy of showing their fans the music that they make as they complete each track. Go onto their Facebook page, or the more popular … Continue reading The 8th Deadly Sin by Victor & The Bully album review

Progress (For Life) new single by Chasing The Dark

Progress (for life) is the brand new single by ex Metropolis front man Chris Longman. Chasing the Dark released the single on 16th February and are already lining up a new single. Progress has already been featured on GBJ Alternative Rock, West Norfolk Radio and steampunk’s very own online station GASP. Chasing the Dark is a solo outfit by Chris. He does everything from writing lyrics and music, to playing all instruments, recording them, mixing and mastering them. He also manages the artwork and marketing which is a huge undertaking in itself. When I spoke to him about his new venture, he had this to say: … Continue reading Progress (For Life) new single by Chasing The Dark

Silver Phoenix Society Announce Cancellation of Steampunk World’s Fair

After the recent allegations made against the former organiser of the largest steampunk event in the USA and arguably the world, Jeff Mach Events changed their name to Just Magical Events in order to distance themselves from the issues. More … Continue reading Silver Phoenix Society Announce Cancellation of Steampunk World’s Fair

Every Black Day EP sampler review

I first met Dave Redford from Every Black Day at a video shoot for another band The Storm Trees. Richard Nettleship had asked for steampunks as extras in his video and we both gave our time to help make it happen. I reported on it, which you can see by following this link. Dave is also a member of Sheffield Steampunk Society so when we saw each other again – admittedly a year or so later – he gave me a CD which contains a selection of the band’s music. Every Black Day have been around since 2012 and have been working the local gig scene … Continue reading Every Black Day EP sampler review