Monthly Archives: June 2012

Singles Bar: BEN DALBY, WHERE SKELETONS PLAY, SANGUINE, THE ENEMY

Ben Dalby – Tact Manilla PR ‘Tact’ is the latest single from Ben Dalby who has been gaining radio play steadily over the last couple of years. His style is described as eclectic which is fair as this latest release … Continue reading

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Gypsy Lee Pistolero Pledge Music campaign a success

Gypsy Lee Pistolero – ‘The Good, The Mad and The Beautiful’ Pledge Music Album Campaign success 100% Thanks to fan power Gypsy Lee Pistolero has reached 100% on his Pledge album campaign, meaning that his new album ‘The Good, The … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: PELLEK, PLAYER, POLUTION, WILD FRONTIER

PelleK – Bag of tricks (Liljegren Records/Doolittle Group) PelleK is a Norwegian singer/songwriter who came to the fore by performing on “The X Factor” on Norwegian television in 2009.  He wrote “Bag of tricks” afterwards, presenting some of the material … Continue reading

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GUITAR WORLD presents DEAR GUITAR HERO

Backbeat Books 2012 www.backbeatbooks.com This book is based on the ‘Dear Guitar hero..’ section of ‘Guitar World’ magazine where fans ask their guitar heroes questions, from technical set-up ones through to more ‘Smash Hits’ type questions about favourite foods. There … Continue reading

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MOTORHEAD – Classic Album Selection

Sanctuary 2012 This is a new box set collection which draws together six classic Motorhead albums into one very reasonably priced box set. Whether you are new to Motorhead or just want to update your collection then this is an … Continue reading

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AUGUST & J – 40

When a CD landed in my mailbox recently, I was shocked by the contents of the music on it. I’ve known the guitarist (the J portion of August & J) a few years now via the internet, by being members … Continue reading

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INVIOLATE – Feast of Ashes

At the recent KISS Expo in Atlanta that I was lucky enough to attend, there was a table set up with the band Atlanta based band called Inviolate, where I met the lovely and delightful singer Kadria. She had a … Continue reading

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IRON MAIDEN + ALICE COOPER

Holy shit they played “Phantom of the Opera!!” Out of all the classic Maiden tracks I anticipated hearing, this was one track I had not considered. And despite not hearing “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” it was the moment that I … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: MR GIL, STEEL THREADS

MR GIL – I Want You To Get Back Home’ Metal Mind Productions 2012 This is the fourth studio album from Mr Gil, a band centred around guitarist Mirak Gil (ex-Believe). He is joined by Karl Wroblewski (vocals), Konrad Wantrych … Continue reading

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MAGNUM announce new album details

***BRITISH MELODIC ROCK LEGENDS’ STONKING NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘ON THE 13TH DAY’ RELEASED SEPTEMBER 24TH ON STEAMHAMMER / SPV PLUS 13 DATE NOVEMBER UK TOUR ANNOUNCED*** Hugely influential British melodic hard rock group Magnum have confirmed the release of their … Continue reading

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Celebr8 prog festival – IQ, IT BITES, PALLAS & more

Celebr8 Prog

HEADLINE ACT-ONLY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PROG FEST CELEBR8, the British Progressive Rock Festival has announced that headline act only tickets (IQ and It Bites) are now available at only £25.00. The Acoustic Stage acts have also been finalised and … Continue reading

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RUSH – Clockwork Angels

I remember the first time I heard Rush. I was perusing my Dad’s phenomenal LP collection one day and stumbled upon Caress of Steel. For whatever reason the cover was striking to me- it was mystical, and having just read … Continue reading

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PATHFINDER – Fifth Element

Sonic Attack Records 2012 Reviewing albums can be a hit and miss affair. When a new package arrives you never know what to expect, good, bad or occasionally, downright ugly. On the flip side though is the odd gem that … Continue reading

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DEE SNIDER – Dee Does Broadway

Razor & Tie 2012 Dee Snider is the voice of Twisted Sister and Desperado, as well as a dramatist in horror films.  What one would not expect is for Mr Snider to release an album of show tunes (then again, … Continue reading

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AFFECTOR – “HARMAGEDON”

Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

AFFECTOR – “HARMAGEDON” INSIDE OUT (2012) The concept of the “end of days” is one that has been troubling humanity for many centuries and with 2012 being likewise marked in the Mayan calendar I am sure that there are quite … Continue reading

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HEADSPACE – “I AM ANONYMOUS”

Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

HEADSPACE – “I AM ANONYMOUS” INSIDE OUT (2012) Inside Out is one of those labels that have proven over the years that they have a good instinct when it comes to discovering young and promising bands, however, in the case … Continue reading

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CLIVE NOLAN returns with his new solo project ‘Alchemy’

Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) returns with his new solo project. ‘Alchemy’ is a multidimensional musical project to be developed in numerous stages and forms. The libretto and the original story are both by Clive Nolan. It is a Victorian adventure … Continue reading

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WRATHBLADE – “INTO THE NETHERWORLDS REALM”

Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

WRATHBLADE – “INTO THE NETHERWORLDS REALM” EAT METAL RECORDS (2012) Being a teenager into Metal back in the 80s in Greece meant that not only did I experience first-hand the first few legendary gigs that took place in Athens, but … Continue reading

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BACHMAN & TURNER – Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC

Eagle Records 2012 www.bachmanandturner.com Randy Bachman and Fred Turner reunited back in 2009 (although no Overdrive due to legal reasons) and released a new studio album in 2010 and now release this double live CD. It is a good mix … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: DAMN VANDALS, DAMN DAMN PATRIOTS, DRAGONSCLAW, EMPIRE, ORIZ

Damn Vandals – Done For Desire (Sexy Beast) I have come across the Damn Vandals before in the shape of The Beautiful Mind EP I reviewed earlier in the year which was the taster before the full album release. This … Continue reading

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