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Albums of the Month (January-March 2020)

Albums of the month: January – March 2020

Our reviewers’ top picks…


MARILLION - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 4 November 2019

News - Album News

Hawklords release a new live album ‘Hawklords Alive’ on May 29.

Marillion have started work on a new album during the current lockdown and are posting regular updates on their social media.

Pattern-Seeking Animals (who feature current and former members of Spock’s Beard) release their second album, ‘Prehensile Tales’, through InsideOutMusic on May 15.

Tuk Smith & the Restless Hearts have released a three song EP ‘What Kind Of Love’, with part of the proceeds going to charity.

The ‘Pumpkins United’ line-up of Helloween are currently working on the vocals for their upcoming album.

Devin Townsend has announced the release of ‘Empath – The Ultimate Edition’ on 5 June via InsideOutMusic. It includes the original record and bonus material/live performances across 2 CDs and 2 Blu-Ray discs.

Styx drummer Todd Sucherman will release his solo album ‘Last Flight Home’ on May 2.

Carcuss have announced that their new album, ‘Torn Arteries’, will be delayed from its current planned release date of August 7 due to the current pandemic.

Haken release their new album ‘Virus’ on June 5 through Inside Out.

Champlin Williams Friestedt (CWF) release their new album ‘II’ via Black Lodge Records.

Deep Purple have pushed back the release date of their upcoming album ‘Woosh!’ from June 12 to August 7.

The Vintage Caravan have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records.

America have an 8-disc, 50th anniversary box set called ‘Half Century‘ released in early June.

News - Tours and Gigs

Queen have  rescheduled their UK and European dates to next year. Brian May says: “We’re very sad to announce the postponement of our summer shows in Europe, although, in the present crazy state of the world, it cannot be a surprise to our fans.”

Tyketto have cancelled all their 2020 tour dates.

Other Stuff

 Elton John’s Living Room Concert for America has raised in the region of $8m.

Europe are planning to film a documentary on the band.

Dee Snider is finishing work on his first novel.

News - RIP

Adam Schlesinger co-founder of Fountains Of Wayne and film & TV scores composer


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News - Tours and Gigs

Vega - The Tivoli, Buckley, 27 November 2019

UK Tours 2020 at a glance

NB Subject to change/cancellation due to current virus pandemic

Amongst those major tours already announced for 2020:

MAGNUM 19 March – 4 April
Promoting a new album ‘The Serpent Rings’.
CANCELLED until late this year/early 2021
IAN ANDERSON 20 April – 19 May  Check jtull.com
Words and music from Tull mainman.
CANCELLED until further notice
JOE SATRIANI 22-28 May Check satriani.com
Promoting a new album – ‘Shapeshifting’ – due in April.
Rescheduled to 30 April 2021-6 May 2021
YES 26 May – 5 June Check yesworld.com
Performing ‘Relayer’ in its entirety.
Postponed until 2021
WHITESNAKE/FOREIGNER/EUROPE 31 May- 8 June Check whitesnake.com
CANCELLED due also to David Coverdale’s surgery
JETHRO TULL 30 September – 13 October
The “Prog Years” tour.
STEVE HACKETT 1 November – 1 December
Playing the whole of ‘Seconds Out’.
URIAH HEEP 1-7 November
Celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Plus…!

H.E.A.T., Vega (pictured)/Mason Hill/Collateral 28-30 May
Rescheduled 8-13 October 2020


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Feature video

SKARLETT RIOT Human

Following the success of their second album ‘Regenerate’, the hard-hitting UK quartet Skarlett Riot return with a new song ‘Human’.  Their next album is due later this year via Despotz Records.

ONE DESIRE Shadowman

Finnish melodic hard rockers One Desire will release their second album, ‘Midnight Empire’, via Frontiers on 10 April.



Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting.  “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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