Monthly Archives: February 2012

W.A.S.P. Styx & Ten all announce new tour dates

W.A.S.P. September Fri 21st – LONDON, HMV Forum Sat 22nd – EDINBURGH, HMV Picture House Sun 23rd – NEWCASTLE, Academy Thu 27th – MANCHESTER, HMV Ritz Fri 28th – LEEDS, Academy Sun 30th – NORWICH, Waterfront October Mon 1st – … Continue reading

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Chickenfoot Iron Maiden USA

CHICKENFOOT USA May/June 04 May Lake Tahoe, NV – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino 05 May Lake Tahoe, NV – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino 09 May Denver, CO – The Fillmore Aud. 11 May Minneapolis, MN – The Brick 12 May … Continue reading

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Tyketto Europe Sonata Arctica Heart

Tyketto release their new album ‘Dig In Deep’ on 20th April. Europe release ther new album ‘Bag Of Bones on April 18th. Sonata Arctica’s new album ‘Stones Grow Her Name’ is released on May 18th through Nuclear Blast. Heart plan … Continue reading

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KING MOB 28 March 2012

***PRESS RELEASE*** KING MOB Stephen W Parsons (vocals) • Chris Spedding (guitar) • Sixteen (guitar) • Toshi Ogawa (bass) • Martin Chambers (drums) LIVE AT LONDON’S O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON with special guests including: PHIL MANZANERA • GLEN MATLOCK • WILKO … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with LILLIAN AXE

Guitarist Steve Blaze takes the Q’s as the band release their cracking new album ‘XI: The Days Before Tomorrow’ through their new label AFM Records. What are you currently up to Steve? (recording, gigs, plans, etc.) “We’ve just released our … Continue reading

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LACUNA COIL – Dark Adrenaline

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LACUNA COIL – “DARK ADRENALINE” CENTURY MEDIA (2012) Milan-based Atmospheric/Gothic Metalers Lacuna Coil have managed to capture the attention of fans and music media through a string of highly successful commercial-sounding releases and through a really clever marketing strategy – … Continue reading

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PAIN OF SALVATION (Daniel Gildenlow) INTERVIEW

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When I was guided by Pain Of Salvation’s label rep to the band’s tour bus to do an already scheduled interview with mainman Daniel Gildenlow, I expected to find the tall Swede his normal energetic self, not downing a hot … Continue reading

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Patsy Matheson & Becky Mills Maltings, Farnham Monday 20th February 2012

Quite appropriate that I should be at Farnham tonight as it was ten years ago whilst working for a previous employer in Farnham that I helped start off Get Ready To Rock! The Maltings is a very impressive set of … Continue reading

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K-Lacura – Portraits Of The Faceless (S-a-N PR)

Yet another contender to enter the UK hardcore/ nu metal ring, K-Lacura are straight from the mean streets of Didcot, Oxon. The band were formed by school friends back in 2006 and this is their debut album. Citing the likes … Continue reading

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VARIAH – Betrayfull Sins

Variah hail from wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, formed in 2009 by Enrique Justiniano and Martin Winslow from the ashes of several experimental projects featuring the pair. They took a heavier direction at this point and were joined by three other like-minded … Continue reading

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RAGE – 21

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NUCLEAR BLAST (2012) Germany has for many years been the “breeding ground” for some of the most impressive Metal bands around and even though naming the most important Teutonic Extreme Metal band of all time may well be a matter … Continue reading

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RE-ARMED – Worldwide Hypnotize

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MASSACRE (2012) Ever since Amorphis first graced us with their presence back in 1990, Finland witnessed a slow but steady growth in its number of Heavy Metal bands, to the point that our beloved music is now in terms of … Continue reading

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STONE AXE – Stone Axe II

Do you remember the 70’s, a time of flared trousers, big sideburns, three day weeks and huge bands of the classic rock variety ? Stone Axe most certainly do and although the band were formed in Washington in 2007, their … Continue reading

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SEVEN – Under Eye

This is the second album release from this London based quartet and it is a bit of a gem. The band play a heavy melodic prog, think Tool mixed with a bit of Slipknot and Korn’s bass sound and you … Continue reading

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SILVERDOLLAR – Morte

$ilverdollar formed in Sweden back in 1996 as a covers/ tribute band to all things metal, releasing a CD of covers in 2002. In 2006 the band took the plunge for their 10th anniversary and wrote their debut album entitled … Continue reading

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OLIVER DAWSON SAXON – Motorbiker

(Angel Air Records) Summary : Not as good as Oliver & Dawson’s stint in the original Saxon Anyone expecting Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson’s version of Saxon to come out with an album harking back to the days of the … Continue reading

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TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS – Live! At The Bitter End, New York

(Angel Air Records) Summary : Nice performance but a live recording lacking atmosphere? A polished live performance from the turn of the century released as part of Angel Air’s reissuing of a number of Tommy James album.  Subtitled (at least … Continue reading

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO – Damage Control (Frontiers 2012)

Jeff Scott Soto is back with a straight ahead melodic hard rock album after his last solo album, ‘Beautiful Mess’ with its more funky/soul vibe, alienated much of his fan base (a  damn shame in my book as it is … Continue reading

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NOLOVELOST- NOLOVE LOST (Independent 2011)

Every so often , from the multitude of self- produced and promoted releases, comes a gem and the debut album from this North Carolina melodic rock band is one such. The  members are all veterans of previous regional bands, and … Continue reading

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KATRINA – So Eden (Red Red Records)

Katrina is a US singer has already found fame in the US through TV’s ‘Star Search’ aged just 11 years old. Now she releases this single from her forthcoming debut album ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’ helped by producer … Continue reading

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