Monthly Archives: December 2012

WHYZDOM – Blind ?

    Scarlet Records (Release date – out now) I do like a bit of symphonic power metal and on paper Whyzdom looked to have all the right elements. This impression was further enhanced during the opening bars of ‘The … Continue reading

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CARRIE RODRIGUEZ – Give Me All You Got

  Ninth Street Opus (Released 4th Feb) www.carrierodriguez.com Carrie Rodriguez came to prominence working with singer/songwriter Chip Taylor (who is heavily involved in the songwriting on the album) and since 2006 has released three solo albums to date. On this … Continue reading

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FIVEFOLD – The Story

  Self Release (Release date – Out now) St Louis 5 piece Fivefold have had a lot of success in the states playing headline shows and various festivals. This is the band’s debut album and they have produced a bit … Continue reading

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RED SUN REVIVAL – Running From The Dawn

    Afmusic (Release date – Out Now) Goth rock is never the happiest of genres and Red Sun Revival are most definitely not out to alter that fact. Formed by frontman Rob Leydon this is the band’s first release … Continue reading

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SINWELL – One And One- All For One- Number Two

    7Hard (Release date – Out now ) Alt-rockers Sinwell have been together for 5 years and released their debut album in 2008. As you may have guessed from the title, this is album number two and it is … Continue reading

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THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH – Leave The Future Behind

    Two Sides Moon (Release date – out now) In my experience the blue screen of death is very rarely a good thing so is naming your band thus asking for trouble? This particular incarnation are a four piece … Continue reading

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Gig Review: SQUEEZE, HMV Forum, London, 12 December 2012

Squeeze, photo by Noel Buckley

Squeeze belong squarely in a distinguished tradition of bands, from the Kinks to Madness, who have added a distinctively english dimension to popular music, particularly with their acute, socially observant lyrics. While their hit making days may be long gone, … Continue reading

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STONE SOUR – House of Gold and Bones, Part 1

Roadrunner       Sour feature Corey Taylor on vocals, who sounds very different than the other band he is in Slipknot. Stone Sour have proved a massive success to date and on this new album they have the first … Continue reading

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FEAR FACTORY Gig Review

Support Acts: Textures & Sacred Mother Tongue London Koko, Tuesday the 18st of December 2012 Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Photos by Fabiola Santini Five years ago, the possibility of having vocalist Burton C.Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares share the … Continue reading

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STEVE LUKATHER – Transition

Steve Lukather - Transition

Mascot Records (Release date 21.01.13) There is a lot to like about ‘Transition’ from the production quality, the sincerity, to the musicianship.  The lyrical themes are again based on Luke’s recent musical and personal rejuvenation and in truth the album … Continue reading

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DBA (Geoff Downes/Chris Braide) – Pictures Of You

DBA - Pictures Of You

X2X Records DBA is a collaboration of Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes) and Chris Braide (producer for Lana Del Rey and David Guetta amongst others).  If it owes something to the duo’s overt pop sensibilites as evidenced by Downes with The … Continue reading

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VOODOO VEGAS – The Rise Of Jimmy Silver

www.voodoovegas.com Debut album from this young band featuring Lawrence Case (vocals), Nick Brown (guitar), Meryl Hamilton (guitar), Ash Moulton (bass) and Matt Jolly (drums) and they have highly rated producer Pedro Ferreira (Therapy?/The Darkness). The album is neatly presented as … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: AEROSMITH, ZZ TOP, MAGNUM, FREEDOM CALL

LOVER UNDER COVER – Set The Night On Fire (Escape Music) Lover Under Cover is a new band emerging from Sweden, providing rock aficionados with another slice of Scandi rock. Mikael Erlandsson from Last Autumn’s Dream and Salute fame has … Continue reading

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Fearless Vampire Killers announce an unconventional follow up to their debut album…

London’s freshest theatrical shock-rockers, Fearless Vampire Killers, deliver the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album, Militia Of The Lost, with their own unique styling. Defying convention they have opted to release a literary exposition, which will expand on … Continue reading

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THE UNION return with a new album and UK tour

AWARD WINNING ROCK DUO RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM AND UK TOUR DATES On 4th March 2013, award winning British duo The Union will release their third album, ‘The World Is Yours’, preceded by a 10-date UK tour starting on 13th … Continue reading

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Best of 2012 GARY LEVERMORE (RED SAND PR)

Gary Levemore of Red Sand PR gives us his musical highlights of 2012 plus an update on West Ham… How has Big Sam done so far with West Ham now back in the Premiership? Very well. We certainly look defensively … Continue reading

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SNAFU – S/t

snafu

Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk         Snafu was formed in 1973 by vocalist Bobby Harrison, who had just left the band Freedom (and before that was in Procul Harum) and former Juicy Lucy guitarist Micky Moody. Joining them were … Continue reading

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ROUGH CUT – Rollin’ Thunder EP

www.facebook.com/roughcutband (Released 7th Jan) Not the 80′s US hair metal band (although they had an extra ‘t’) but a young UK based four piece consisting of Jack Simkin (vocals/guitar), Simon J Court (guitar), James Simkin (bass) and Jes Hartley (drums). … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVE KILMINSTER – Scarlet – The Director’s Cut

DAVE KILMINSTER - Scarlet - The Director

www.davidkilminster.com Dave Kilminster is perhaps best known as a session guy – the one who answers Keith Emerson’s and Roger Waters’ call, and who has also appeared in Heather Findlay’s band more recently.  ‘Scarlet’ is Dave’s first solo album, perhaps … Continue reading

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Gig review: IT BITES/FROST* – The Scala,London 16 December 2012

It Bites, photo by Noel Buckley

A packed Scala in festive mood were ready for a double bill of prog rock with a melodic edge. Frost* I have not seen live before and they are back with a slightly revamped line-up with drummer Craig Blundell joining … Continue reading

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