Monthly Archives: November 2011

FATE – Ghosts From The Past

One of the few bands of note to have emerged from Denmark, Fate made a distinctly mixed comeback in 2006 with the V album which for me was ruined by the sandpaper-rough vocals of Per Henriksen. I assumed we had … Continue reading

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COWBOY JUNKIES – Sing In My Meadow

Formed in 1985 “Sing In My Meadow“ is the 15th studio album from Canada’s Cowboy Junkies, and the third in the four part Nomad Series. The band is made up of three siblings- vocalist Margo Timmins (vocals) and her two … Continue reading

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AMON AMARTH (Olavi Mikkonen) INTERVIEW

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AMON AMARTH (Olavi Mikkonen) INTERVIEW Conducting an interview is not always as interesting or as pleasant an experience as some people might think unless, of course, the person that is sitting opposite you is as friendly, accommodating and grounded as … Continue reading

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OPETH Gig Review

OPETH Gig Review Support: PAIN OF SALVATION London / O2 Brixton Academy, Sunday 13th November 2011 Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Sweden is a country with a very rich musical heritage (no pun intended) so the fact that it is … Continue reading

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PAUL GILBERT & FREDDIE NELSON ‘United States’

Mascot Records (2009) This album seemed to have slipped past me on its release but I am glad I read about it on a forum. It features Mr Big’s Paul Gilbert along with relative unknown singer Freddie Nelson. You may … Continue reading

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JON AMOR BLUES GROUP

www.jonamorbluesgroup.com   The highly talented Jon Amor is back with a new album with a line-up featuring two fellow members of the Hoax (the Doherty brothers), the band he rose to prominence with and drummer Simon Small. Recorded in a … Continue reading

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Rising Stars – THIS IS FREEDOM

This Is Freedom’s debut EP ‘Welcome Home’ has been a work in progress since early 2010 and as it gets its release we catch-up with the band… What are you currently up to? We are planning lots of new gigs … Continue reading

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10 Q's with JOE VANA of MECCA

Joe Vana of Mecca fills us in on the band's eagerly awaited second album… 1. What are you currently up to? I am preparing for Mecca II, I am writing it with Tommy Denander…and Eric Ragno will be involved as … Continue reading

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HARD STUFF – Bulletproof/Bolex Dementia

Angel Air continue their mining of the recently deceased John Du Cann’s catalogue with two discs, originally released on Purple Records, that visit his post Atomic Rooster (the first time!) days and his all too short collaboration with future Roxy … Continue reading

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ICED EARTH Gig Review

ICED EARTH Gig Review Support: Fury UK London / O2 Islington Academy, Friday 4th November 2011 Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis My ‘relationship’ with the US Power/Thrash Metal quintet Iced Earth goes a long way back in time. It all … Continue reading

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VOYAGER – The Meaning Of I

Album number four from this rather good progressive metal band. Not sure why this band have never made a bigger impact as all their albums are of a high standard. They do have a few line-up changes though as sole … Continue reading

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DARKTHRONE – “RAVISHING GRIMNESS”

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DARKTHRONE – “RAVISHING GRIMNESS” PEACEVILLE (2011) Human beings are, for better or for worse, creatures of habit. Most of us follow a certain routine in our working environment, have a preference as to which side of the road we park … Continue reading

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