Monthly Archives: August 2012

Of Mice & Men UK tour dates

OF MICE & MEN DELUXE VERSION OF THE FLOOD OUT NOW UK TOUR WITH MEMPHIS MAY FIRE IN OCTOBER   “If metalcore’s going to survive, it needs to evolve. Enter the scene’s greatest Hopes…” Rock Sound “They’re hungrier than ever to … Continue reading

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New Gwyn Ashton video

www.gwynashton.com Guitar maestro Gwyn Ashton reveals brand new video for new single ‘Little Girl’. Filmed entirely on an iPhone to an impressive quality, the video features Ashton along with stalwart drummer Kev Hickman who has been the backbone of Ashton’s … Continue reading

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Classic Rock Society gigs

The CRS Autumn season kicks off this Saturday (the1st) with the resurgent Grey Lady Down supported by former Big Big Train vocalist Sean Filkins and band at the Wesley Centre, Maltby.  £12 or £10 members in advance.  Doors 7pm. This … Continue reading

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FATAL FORCE – Unholy Rites

      Metal heaven (Release Date – Out Now) Fatal Force is the brainchild of Fate guitarist Torben Enevoldsen and has been a long time in the planning. He is joined here by Mike Vescera on vocals and Dennis … Continue reading

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HUNDRED DAYS – Mission Exodus

Rogue Rock Records ( Release Date – 22nd October 2012) The guys in Hundred Days have been treading the boards for a good number of years in a few different guises, the most successful of these being X-Teller which found … Continue reading

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VITRUVIAN MAN – The Stranger Within

    Self Release  (Release Date – Out Now) Prog metal all the way from Melbourne, Australia. This is the debut album from Vitruvian Man and has been a couple of years in the making. The band claim a wide … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with RHYS WILLIAMS

Rhys Williams has his new album ‘Great Falls’ out in late September and it is one glorious pop rock ride. Over to Rhys… 1. What are you currently up to? (recording, gigs, plans etc.) I’m getting ready to release my … Continue reading

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7 DAY WEEKEND – EP

http://www.facebook.com/7dayweekenduk 7 Day Weekend are alternative rock band from Warrington, England. The band is made up of Calan Nickle (Vocals), Tom Hancox (Lead Guitar), Clayton Leah (Rhythm Guitar), John Handy (Drums) & Dan Hancox (Bass). Kicking off with ‘Ghosts Of … Continue reading

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MIM GREY – Chasing Tigers

Mim Grey - Chasing Tigers

Rightrack Records (Released October 8th) Mim Grey returns with her follow-up to her highly enjoyable debut album ‘Grey Matters’. She has also been busy touring with the likes of Tom Jones and Roxette. Like the debut album she is helped … Continue reading

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TARJA samples now online!

To mark the arrival of her epic 2 CD/2 DVD live album ‘Act I’ last week, Tarja Turunen is offering fans two new video samples from the release, recorded live in Rosario, Argentina this March.  ‘In For A Kill’ can … Continue reading

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Rising Stars Revisited: NIKK GUNNS

One of our first Rising Stars interviews way back in 2002, Nikk Gunns is also a reviewer for GRTR! and he still managers time to sing with a new band on the horizon… What are you currently up to? (recording, … Continue reading

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KNOCK OUT KAINE – House Of Sins

Dust On The Tracks Release Date – 10th September 2012     The gauge of a good album around these parts is one that has both my wife and I reaching for the volume control on the car CD player … Continue reading

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE – Full Circle : The Very Best

AFM 2012 Now here’s a band that I am aware of but never actually listened to which is surprising since I was a fan of the Zak Stevens fronted version of Savatage. The very same Zak Stevens left Savatage in … Continue reading

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Queen Nation A Tribute To Queen gig review

Now that is how you pay tribute to one of the greatest bands ever. For months I have waited to see Queen Nation live, having only heard brief snippets of a couple songs they performed I had a feeling I … Continue reading

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Interview with NEAL MORSE (FLYING COLORS/TRANSATLANTIC)

Neal Morse is a very busy man as usual with a new solo album ‘Momentum’ due next month on Inside Out, Flying Colors touring the US and Europe during September and October plus he has a Christmas album due out … Continue reading

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BOYJAZZ – Unlimited Nights & Weekends

For Once Records Release Date – Out Now This album has been a long time in the making. The band released their debut ‘In The City Tonight’ back in 2004 and the seeds of this album were sown way back … Continue reading

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Singles Bar: MISSY LEPINK

MISSY LePINK – London Crawlin’ (Released October 29th) www.missylepink.co.uk Missy LePink releases her debut EP, a three song rockabilly romp. It features two of her own songs, the cheeky ‘Hell Kitty’ and a real floor filler in ‘Queen O’Jack’. She … Continue reading

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GWYN ASHTON – Radiogram

Fab Tone Records (Released 22nd October) Gwyn Ashton has been steadily building a reputation for himself as part of the upsurge of interest in blues rock and his last album ‘Two-Man Blues Army’ received a five star review on GRTR! … Continue reading

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SUPERTRAMP – Live In Paris ’79

(DVD) Eagle Vision A touch of pomp and piano / woodwind fronted prog rock, and this show is finally available on DVD, remastered. The French fans lap up the music, the year Supertramp released their classic Breakfast In America, and … Continue reading

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MEAT LOAF – Guilty Pleasure Tour

(DVD/CD) Store For Music A big show here, show being the operative word. And that makes it a mixed bag, but it’s still a lot of fun. Recorded in Australia, this setting is elaborate, and from the outset it’s obvious … Continue reading

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