Monthly Archives: May 2012

Quick Plays: LORD OF MUSHROOMS, CARMEN GREY, MASTERCASTLE, END OF SEPTEMBER, ANCARA

Lord of Mushrooms – Perspectives (Lion Music) Lord of Mushrooms has been quiet on the recording scene, their last album released in 2005.  Some seven years later, with some personnel changes, they return with their third album, “Perspectives”. The album … Continue reading

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TAKIDA release debut single

SWEDISH SUPERSTARS TAKIDA TO RELEASE DEBUT UK SINGLE ‘You Learn’ May 7th, 2012 Following the great success of their recent UK tour with 3 Doors Down, TAKIDA prepare to unleash their debut UK single, ‘You Learn’, released on May 7th and … Continue reading

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Fearless Vampire Killers – Militia Of The Lost

Goremount Records 2012 Fearless Vampire Killers’ first album is definitely not a disappointment! Each song boasts its own unique element, be it an extremely catchy chorus or an amazing beat, to ensure the listener keeps each song on repeat. ‘Bow … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero interview with author NEIL DANIELS

Author Neil Daniels has just had his lastest book ‘Metallica – The Early Years and the Rise of Metal’ published by Independent Music Press. Read on… Book review What are you currently up to writing wise? Well, at the minute … Continue reading

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Mekong Delta – Intersections

Mekong Delta is a progressive thrash band from Germany that has been around much longer than I ever realized. I’ve only discovered them in the last 3-4 years, and am still working my way through their incredible music. Formed in … Continue reading

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Trioscapes – Separate Realities

I’m not 100% certain, but there’s a damn good chance I have found my favorite album of 2012. Trioscapes debut release Separate Realities on Metal Blade is one of the best, craziest, coolest albums I’ve ever heard. If you know … Continue reading

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Rush announce UK tour in May 2013

RUSH 2013 May 22nd – Manchester Arena May 24th – London, O2 Arena May 26th – Birmingham, LG Arena May 28th – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena May 30th – Glasgow, SECC The band’s new album ‘Clockwork Angels’ is released on 11th … Continue reading

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ESTRELLA – Come Out To Play

2012 www.estrellarocks.com Now every once in awhile you hear an album that puts a big smile on your face and this debut album by up and coming Scots rockers Estrella is one such album. This four piece consist of brothers … Continue reading

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Metallica: The Early Years and the Rise of Metal by Neil Daniels

Independent Music Press 2012 www.impbook.com Oh no not another book on Metallica I hear you groan but this one has two things going its favour – it concentrates on the early years and as it is unauthorised has some honest … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: EMINA, LOWER THE VEIL, WINTER IN EDEN

Lower The Veil – The 100th Monkey Self Release 2012 Lower The Veil hail from Boston and are the brainchild of singer, guitarist and songwriter Damien Baldwin. Having previously been a 5 piece going by the handle of ‘Friends Of … Continue reading

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MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY SIGN NEW RECORD DEAL

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY SIGN NEW RECORD DEAL WITH BEST BEFORE AND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM “TRIALS” Technical rock act Mutiny On The Bounty have signed to leading UK record label, Best Before, who will release their second album, … Continue reading

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Dead City Ruins – Midnight Killer

Dead City Ruins

Impedance Records 2012 This Australian crew were actually formed back in 2008 in London. From there they returned home to hone their playing and these are the first results of their collective labours. The band are a four piece, hard … Continue reading

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Crashdiet’s Peter London & Simon Cruz DJ Decadence this Saturday

            CRASHDÏET’s Peter London & Simon Cruz are taking time-out from the recording of their eagerly anticipated new album to spin some of their favourite tracks at infamous sleazy, glam-rock, punk club, Decadence at the … Continue reading

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A Freedom Rally Celebration in Memory of John Lennon

A Freedom Rally Celebration in Memory of John Lennon BEATNIK YOUTH ORCHESTRA  Featuring John Sinclair, Howard Marks, Youth, Alan Clayton, Mark Stewart & special guests THE DEVIANTS (feat Mick Farren, Russell Hunter, Duncan Sanderson, Andy Colquhoun & Jaki Windmill) SONJA … Continue reading

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TANK are back

British rock legends Tank return with the highly anticipated follow up to their 2010 album “War Machine”. Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans, vocalist Doogie White and bassist Chris Dale are now joined by former Tank member Steve Hopgood on … Continue reading

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Enochian Theory interview

What are you currently up to? (recording, gigs, plans etc.) Salutations. :) Thank you for giving us this chance to introduce the band and have a little chat with your readers. We’re currently beginning plans to get back into practice, … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with ADAM WAKEMAN (OZZY OSBOURNE/HEADSPACE)

Keyboards player Adam Wakeman is a busy man with the debut Headspace album due in May and then on the road with Black Sabbath and Ozzy & Friends. 1. What are you currently up to? I have just arrived back … Continue reading

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PRIMORDIAL Gig Review

PRIMORDIAL Gig Review Support Acts: Hell & Winterfylleth. London O2 Islington Academy, 5th May 2012 Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis I would not normally voluntarily force myself into a crowded venue whilst nursing a very persistent cold, but it is … Continue reading

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ANGELUS APATRIDA – “THE CALL”

Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

ANGELUS APATRIDA – “THE CALL” CENTURY MEDIA (2012) Spain may not be the biggest market for Metal music, far from it, but no-one doubts the passion and devotion of our Iberian brothers to metal. Actually, if memory serves, Angelus Apatrida, … Continue reading

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EXUMER – “FIRE & DAMNATION”

Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

EXUMER – “FIRE & DAMNATION” METAL BLADE (2012) As a young 80s Thrasher I was naturally interested in the works of bands such as Metallica, Exodus, Slayer and Megadeth, but after a while, I found myself drawn to more obscure … Continue reading

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