Monthly Archives: October 2012

MASCHINE sign to Inside Out

InsideOut Music are extremely pleased to announce the signing of rising young prog-upstarts Maschine to the roster. This continues a relationship with band-leader Luke Machin and bass-player Dan Mashal that started with their time in The Tangent. Having developed Maschine … Continue reading

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SONIC ALTAR new album news

Sonic Altar’s New Album To Be Mixed By Mikko Karmila New Zealand based metal group SONIC ALTAR is mixing their second album with Finnish producer/engineer Mikko Karmila (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH, APOCOLYPTICA) at legendary FINNVOX STUDIOS in Finland, starting in … Continue reading

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ESCAPE – Unbreakable

Z Records       A new band, although guitarist Vince O’Regan is involved and has appeared on albums from Eden and Legion amongst others. On vocals is a new name Stevie K who has a strong, melodic vocal and … Continue reading

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Rising Stars…BLEAK ANGEL

Bleak Angel have just release their second album ‘Reborn’, a must listen for fans of folk rock and acoustic music. Over to Tim Balmford… Album review What are you currently up to? Bleak Angel is planning a number of gigs … Continue reading

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SAXON announce April UK tour dates

SAXON ANNOUNCE ‘SACRIFICE TOUR’ IN SPRING Never tired of the road, Saxon announce the UK leg of their Sacrifice World Tour in support of the upcoming album of the same name. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends will … Continue reading

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MYSTERY – The World Is A Game

Unicorn Digital       Mystery were a bit of a mystery to me until I checked out the band members…a Michel St-Père on guitars and keyboards – no still none the wiser…and a certain Benoit David on vocals – … Continue reading

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NIGHT RANGER – 24 Strings and a Drummer Acoustic

Frontiers www.frontiers.it Given their longevity and their reputation for a quality ballad, it is perhaps surprising that Night Ranger have waited so long to release an unplugged album. But with interest in them revived by last year’s excellent Growing Up … Continue reading

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BAND OF FRIENDS live shows

BAND OF FRIENDS, ‘live’! A celebration of Rory Gallagher’ music The Band Of Friends is not a tribute to Rory, more of a celebration of his life and music. Rory’s music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from … Continue reading

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IMMENSION, SHEEPY, FIGHT THE DICE, BLEAK FALLS, THE HIDDEN REVOLUTION

IMMENSION – Immension EP Self Release (Release Date – 7th Jan 2013) This will be the debut EP from Sheffield metallers Immension. The band that immediately spring to mind when listening to the opening track, ‘Shadows Of Yourself’, are Trivium. … Continue reading

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THE RECKONING – Need To Breathe

    Atlantic Records (Release Date – out now) Need To Breathe is the fourth album by The Reckoning and stateside it has already proved to be a massive hit clocking up No. 1 positions in both the Billboard rock … Continue reading

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THE PROPHETS OF ADDICTION – Babylon Boulevard

Cargo Records The Prophets of Addiction’s debut album “Babylon Boulevard” is a dark and sleazy effort that sits somewhere between latter day Faster Pussycat and early Dogs D’amour. The album was self produced but mixed by ex- Ozzy Osbourne bassist … Continue reading

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QUIET RIOT – Reissues

QUIET RIOT – Metal Health/Condition Critical Rock Candy Records Formed in the early 70s, Quiet Riot featured guitarist Randy Rhodes, and the band split when Rhodes joined Ozzy Osbourne. Reforming in the early 80s, Metal Health would be the band’s … Continue reading

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T & N – Slave To The Empire

T & N - Slave To The Empire

earMUSIC 0208329ERE Okay, is it a tribute album or isn’t it?  T & N would have you believe this offering should stand up in its own right.  Dokken alumni George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and ‘Wild’ Mick Brown have assembled seven … Continue reading

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LOVE & MONEY – The Devil’s Debt

Love & Money - The Devil

Vertical VERTCD096 Twenty years on, can Love & Money still cut it?  Their re-grouping at the start of 2011 for a couple of Scottish gigs and tentative UK dates last autumn suggested a resounding ‘yes’. To hear that the band … Continue reading

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JEFFERSON STARSHIP – Freedom At Point Zero

Rock Candy Records Formed from the ashes of West Coast band Jefferson Airplane in the early 70s, Jefferson Starship (later just Starship) kept that influence in their brand of hard rock and power pop.  This album, originally released, saw a … Continue reading

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RAINBOW – Reissues

On Stage (2CD) Long Live Rock’n’Roll (2CD) Universal Universal continue their excellent, if long overdue appraisal of the Rainbow catalogue, with the former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore producing some of the best and most classic hard rock to come … Continue reading

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PAUL MENEL – Into Insignificance I Will Pale

www.paulmannel.com (Released 5th Nov)       Paul Menel was the vocalist in IQ in the late 80′s and appeared on the band’s two most commercial albums ‘Nomzamo’ and ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’. He then bowed out of IQ in … Continue reading

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KIX – Live in Baltimore

(CD/DVD) Frontiers       Originally formed in 1977, KIx released 6 albums between 1981 and 1996 and enjoyed a period of commercial success in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s before splitting up in 1996. No surprise as the … Continue reading

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LOUDNESS – Eve To Dawn

FROSTBYTE – Out Now There are certain songs that will forever stay in my memory as they have been instrumental in helping shape my personality and musical tastes as a young teenager. One such song was “Heavy Chains” – a … Continue reading

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CASTLE – Blacklands

VAN RECORDS – Out Now No one can deny that the 70s has been probably the most important decade in the history of Rock as the sound and style that was developed during this period continues to influence Rock and … Continue reading

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