Monthly Archives: May 2012

GWAR-B-Q details announced

After months of paperwork, hoop-jumping, and making the appropriate sacrifices, today Slave Pit is pleased to announce that the GWAR-B-Q is 100% completely legal and confirmed, and set for August 18 at Hadad’s Lake, the location the band had planned … Continue reading

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Revenant Dead’s news

MadasHell Promotions would like to extend a warm welcome to Steve Clayton Inc. as personal endorser to James ‘Darmer’ Warren in the Birmingham band Revenant Dead’s ‘Army of the ‘Dead’: Steve Clayton, Inc. & Clayton Custom Guitar Picks is your … Continue reading

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Brian James & Rat Scabies (with Texas Teri) on 7th June at the 100 Club

Brian James & Rat Scabies (with Texas Teri) on 7th June at the 100 Club. Playing classic album Damned Damned Damned. Tickets and more details here **All pre ordered ticket holders + those arriving at the venue at 7.30pm will … Continue reading

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SAXON – Heavy Metal Thunder – Live: Eagle Over Wacken (DVD+2CD)

UDR/EMI 2012 NWoBHM Stalwarts have proven an increasingly popular draw of late, and remain one of the most consistent and reliable British metal bands around. On the back of some of their most successful albums in 30 years, we get … Continue reading

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Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beat by Neil Daniels

Jawbone Press www.jawbonepress.com £24.95 224pp ISBN 9781908279231 Neil Daniels fresh from his book on Metallica’s early years now turns his attention to one of the metal bands of all time, Iron Maiden. This is a lovely illustrated tome with live … Continue reading

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers live DVD

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Live in Concert (DVD & Blu-Ray) Release Date 4th Jun 2012 Live Anthology (Deluxe Box Set) Playback (6CD Box Set) Release Date 11th June 2012 SENSATIONAL LIVE CONCERT DVD AND BLU-RAY RELEASED FOR THE FIRST … Continue reading

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Voodoo Six announce Download Festival appearance and dates with Adrenaline Mob

Voodoo Six announce Download Festival appearance and dates with Adrenaline Mob British rockers Voodoo Six are excited to announce their Summer 2012 tour schedule which will include a set on Download Festival’s Red Bull Bedroom Stage and support shows across … Continue reading

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HENRIK FLEISCHLADER – Still Frame Replay

First take on Henrik. Heavily influenced by Gary Moore, Freischlader is a top draw blues act. Still Frame replay is a must for fans of the genre. He manages to mix in some funk, jazz and rock  into this album and moves … Continue reading

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Frontiersnews: TEN, ASIA, KING KOBRA, JAMES CHRISTIAN

JAMES CHRISTIAN   HOUSE OF LORDS singer James Christian is working on a new solo album, his third one after “Rude Awakening” (originally released on Now & Then Records in 1995) and “Meet The Man”. James announced on his website: … Continue reading

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ALVIN STARDUST, DODGY, BJORN AGAIn and more added to GUILFEST line-up

Bjorn Again, Dodgy, Alvin Stardust, Bastille, Rolo Tomassi, Glitterband, Feed The Rhino, Lost Alone, TRC, Dismantle, Millions Like Us, The Priscillas, Chords, Take Fat All performing at GuilFest 2012. The wonderful Björn Again are confirmed to perform on The Main … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: IF ONLY, BANG TANGO, 4BITTEN, STATUS MINOR,SEPTEMBER MOURNING,PRISMA,FUEL FROM HELL

If Only – No Bed of Roses (Avenue of Allies) If Only began their story in 1988 and it turns out to be a story of tragedies.  This album, after many delays, only saw a release in Europe in 1994 … Continue reading

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SANDY DENNY – Rendezvous

Universal (2 CD) 2012 This is Sandy Denny’s fourth solo album (and sadly the last she recorded before her untimely death in 1978 aged just 31) originally released back in 1977 on the Island label. This two CD re-issue is … Continue reading

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Singles Bar: LOUISE QUINN & KID LOCO, LAY SIEGE, THE SPINS

Lay Siege – Obolus (S-a-N PR ) When does an EP become a mini album ? Answers on a postcard please. This debut release from Northampton based Lay Siege is billed as a 6 track mini album and it is … Continue reading

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SAGA – 20/20

Ear Music/Edsel 2012 A lot has happened since Saga’s last studio album ‘The Human Condition’ back in 2009. The biggest news is the return of original vocalist Michael Sadler, replacing Rob Moratti. The band also have a new drummer in … Continue reading

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Adrenaline Mob and Kill Devil Hill: A Perfect Combination

As I sit here nursing a bum knee (hurt it last night fighting a mental patient at work,) I’m very glad this injury happened when it did instead of last week. There’s no way in hell I could’ve managed four … Continue reading

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The KISS Expo

Our intrepid reporter Chris Martin ventures forth into the Kiss Expo and neevr qask him top tkae part in karaoke… The year was 2004. It was about three days after my wife left, and clearly I wasn’t in much of … Continue reading

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HEADSPACE – I Am Anonymous

Inside Out 2012 www.insideout.de Not a name – yet – but you will doubtless know the band members: vocalist Damian Wilson (Threshold/Ayreon), Adam Wakeman on keyboards (Ozzy Osbourne), guitarist Pete Rinaldi, bassist Lee Pomeroy (Take That/It Bites) and drummer Richard … Continue reading

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SYD ARTHUR – On And On

Dawn Chrorus 2012 Syd Arthur are a young up and coming band who have been described as being part of the next generation of the early ‘70’s Canterbury scene of whimsical very-English prog bands such as Caravan, Camel and Soft … Continue reading

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LARS ERIC MATTSSON – Obsession

Lion Music 2012 www.lionmusic.com Lion Music has remastered and reissued the Swedish guitar virtuoso’s fourth studio album, originally released in 1998. Upon a few listens, it’s understandable why it has been re-released: it’s a remarkable album very much in the … Continue reading

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FAIR WARNING – Best and More

            SPV 2012 www.spv.de Fair Warning has been on the go for 20 years now and remains one of Germany’s best kept secrets, producing melodic rock of the highest order.  The band has produced six … Continue reading

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