Monthly Archives: April 2012

VENGEANCE & THE PANTHER QUEEN SUPPORT GUNS ‘N’ ROSES + THIN LIZZY IN MAY

Vengeance & The Panther Queen are honoured to announce they will be joining Thin Lizzy in supporting Guns ‘n’ Roses, when the iconic LA act come to Dublin on next month.  Tickets to the May 17th extravaganza at Dublin O2 … Continue reading

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Pilgrim – Misery Wizard

Doomheads rejoice!! And fire up you bongs for Pilgrim are here to melt your face with some of the finest, sludgiest, doomiest metal this side of Candlemass. Can you believe they’re from Rhode Island? I have been a fan of … Continue reading

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Stone Temple Pilots – Alive In The Windy City

Eagle Vision 2012 Surprisingly, this is Stone Temple Pilots first official live DVD release of their career and it is well worth the wait. Recorded in Chicago in March 2010, this show captures the band in fine form. The set … Continue reading

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The Dark Sinatras – Sick Society

The Dark Sinatras – Sick Society Defectoscope Sounds 2012 The Dark Sinatras first got together in Russian punk clubs where singer, guitarist and song writer, Mark White was performing. Joined by some like-minded bodies they undertook to record this album … Continue reading

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EXUMER – Fire & Damnation

If you were alive and conscious of the music scene in the 80’s, in particular the thrash world, it’s pretty likely you’re familiar with the name Exumer. If not, welcome to 2012, and I would like to introduce you to … Continue reading

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JOB FOR A COWBOY – Demonocracy

 I will be the first to admit the first time I heard Job For A Cowboy I was not impressed. They simply had a sound that didn’t really appeal to me. After seeing them recently on The Metal Alliance tour … Continue reading

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OSI Fire Make Thunder Review‏

Combining prog legends Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key and ex-Dream Theater) not only sounds stellar on paper, but actually surpasses words to it’s awesomeness in reality. This, my fine readers is progressive music at its finest! … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Duck – Fuzzy Duck

 Esoteric 2012 Just when you thought they’d all been caught and cooked, along comes this super-dude to reassure us there’s still gold in the hills of heritage rock. Culled from almost absurdly diverse career corners ranging from Rolf Harris to John du Cann’s … Continue reading

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24 Pesos “When The Ship Goes Down”

24 Pesos

Ourgate Records 2012 “When The Ship Goes Down” is the 3rd album from British blues bands 24 Pesos and the album’s 11 tracks were recorded in just 2 days- even more impressive is the fact that there were another 7 … Continue reading

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GENTLE GIANT – Edge of Twilight

Talking Elephant Having charted with the (for them) atypically psychedelic ‘Kites’, Brit 60s’ pop-soulsters Simon Dupree And The Big Sound recognised that you had to get ahead to get on and promptly transmogrified into one of the defining progressive acts … Continue reading

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Pretty Maids “It Comes Alive (Maid In Switzerland)”

Frontiers 2012 Danish band Pretty Maids have been together for just over 30 years and in that time have sold albums probably in the hundreds of thousands, yet they have not attained the wider recognition that others in their genre … Continue reading

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SAVAGE – Sons Of Malice

Minus2zebra 2012 Quintessential British Metal New albums from New Wave Of British Heavy Metal survivors Savage are sadly few and far between.  A band noted as a major influence on Metallica – Lars Ulrich of course being the main reason … Continue reading

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LUKE WHITE ‘Outside In’

Strongwire Records 2012 Luke White has previously released an EP and this is his debut album, where bar the bass and drums he plays all the instruments on the album. He also engineers andand produces the album. Despite having eleven … Continue reading

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KILLING FLOOR return

The original 1960s British blues rock band KILLING FLOOR release their fourth album ROCK’N’ROLL GONE MAD on 1st May 2012. The album features the original 1968 four piece line-up of Bill Thorndycraft, Mick Clarke, Bazz Smith and Stuart “Mac” McDonald. … Continue reading

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Blood Of The Spectre – Blood Of The Spectre

Hampshire 5 piece, Blood Of The Spectre, are a noisy bunch. They combine ultra heavy grindcore riffage with gruff vocals and some impressive technical guitar work. Knocking at the door of Killswitch Engage and Sylosis this EP is not for … Continue reading

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The Sunpilots – King Of The Sugarcoated Tongues

Honeytrap Records 2012 The Sunpilots are antipodean indie rockers and this is their second album following on from their 2008 debut ‘Living Receiver’ which won a lot of critical acclaim down under. This album though is the result of a … Continue reading

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ZZ TOP – Live In Germany 1980

Eagle Records 2012 This is a live album which has been taken from a recording made for the Rockpalast TV series. These programmes were shown on BBC 2 in the early 80’s and were usually rather good, I remember a … Continue reading

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DEPARTURE – Hitch A Ride

Escape Music 20120 www.escape-music.com Album number four from Departure and their first since 2001′s excellent pomp rocker ‘Corporate Wheel’. It also marks the fourth vocalist for the band, step forward Andi Kravljacea of Silent Call. Main man Mike Walsh is … Continue reading

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Singles Bar – GRAHAM GOULDMAN, LISBEE STAINTON, THESE REIGNING DAYS

GRAHAM GOULDMAN – Daylight (Rosala Records released 4th June) 10CC’s Graham Gouldman is a busy man, fronting 10CC on their 40th anniversary tour and releasing a new solo album entitled ‘Love & Work’ due for release in August. This is … Continue reading

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AXEL RUDI PELL Gig Review

AXEL RUDI PELL Gig Review Support Acts: Madmax London Underworld, 22nd April 2012 Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Sunday night gigs are a real pain in the proverbial nowadays. Sure, as an eighteen year old, sleeping a couple of hours … Continue reading

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