Monthly Archives: January 2013

Interview with LAWRENCE CASE of VOODOO VEGAS

We catch-up with Voodoo Vegas vocalist Lawrence Case ahead of the release of the band’s debut album ‘The Rise of Jimmy Silver’… What are you currently up to? Hey Jason, we’ve been really busy promoting ‘The Rise Of Jimmy Silver.’ … Continue reading

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NEAL MORSE – releases “LIVE Momentum” DVD Box Set & launches live video

Nashville, TN — When progressive rock icon Neal Morse was preparing to tour his highly acclaimed 2012 studio release, “Momentum,” he turned to YouTube to audition touring players to support his faithful duo of Mike Portnoy (drums) and Randy George … Continue reading

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HELLECTRICITY – Salem Blood

    Metal Mind Records (Release  date – Out now) At the moment there are a lot of bands that feel the need to be all things to all men, mixing genres to try and create a new and unique … Continue reading

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FURIA LOUCA – Furia Louca

    Self Release (Release Date – Out now) A bit of Brazilian melodic rock is what is on offer on this release. The band have been around since 2005 and this is their first release. The guys have honed … Continue reading

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THIEF IN THE NIGHT – Under The Influence

    Finish Strong Music ( Release Date – Out now) Thief InThe Night is made up of Johnny Rossa on vocals and Chris Van Duyn. The two guys have been writing and performing together for a couple of years … Continue reading

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FURIOUS ZOO – Wock N’ Woll – Furioso IV

Rebel Music ( Release Date – Out Now) Parisian rockers, Furious Zoo, are a project put together by frontman Renaud Hantson back in 1991. This is the band’s sixth album which did surprise me as the name was new to … Continue reading

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UNHERZ – Die Wahrheit Liegt Dazwischen

Masscare Records – Out Now. The Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the most culturally and linguistically varied areas of the Germany, bordering with Belgium and Luxembourg. It is quite natural, then, that this area would produce a band like Unherz – … Continue reading

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JOLLY – The Audio Guide To Happiness Part II

Inside Out – Release Date: 4/3/2013 One of the few major benefits of getting older is becoming more accepting and “open-minded” – a word much hated by a certain close friend of mine. Twenty years ago I would never have … Continue reading

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SEREMONIA – Seremonia

Svart Records – Out Now. Svart Records is a Finnish label whose releases I only recently managed to gain access to and, so far, I have been fairly impressed by both the variety and quality of music on offer. The … Continue reading

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SCORNAGE – Reafearance

Massacre Records – Out Now Aachen is a tranquil and picturesque Germany city located near the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, where the mineral springs and spa have been enjoyed by figures as important as the Holy Roman Emperor … Continue reading

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Fearless Vampire Killers announce comic collaboration

Fearless Vampire Killers announce comic collaboration and signing opportunity at the London Super Comic Convention on 24th February. UK shock-rockers Fearless Vampire Killers have teamed up with acclaimed Italian comic artist Marco Turini to illustrate a front cover for one … Continue reading

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Album review: AORIA – The Constant

Version Studio Records, 2012 There must be something in the water in Sweden at the moment. Following in the (rather large) footprints of progressive metal contemporaries, Katatonia and their magnificent ‘Night Is The New Day’ and ‘Dead End Kings’ albums, … Continue reading

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EP reviews: EWAN SIMPSON, DROPOUT DAN, SHOOTING SIGNALS

Dropout Dan “Forever, Instead” (Anchor Music) “Forever, Instead” is a five track acoustic EP from Dropout Dan, Dan being Cambridgeshire’s Daniel O’Dell. The songs sound like they are yearning to be performed by a full band as opposed to the … Continue reading

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HOLY GRAIL – Ride The Void

Nuclear Blast – Out Now. It is official ladies and gentlemen: what people my age call “classic” and the younger generation refers to as “retro” Heavy Metal is back in fashion! All you have to do is visit a few … Continue reading

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PERTNESS – Frozen Time

Pure Legend Records Pertness is a mighty strange name for a metal band. Maybe it describes the peaks of their native Bernese Highlands in Switzerland. They wear their local Bernese kilts on stage, apparently. Or perhaps the name is inspired … Continue reading

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STRAY CATS – Live at Montreux 1981

Eagle Vision When the Stray Cats played the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1981 they were young and on a roll, just 6 months after the release of their self-titled debut album and a couple of months short of the release … Continue reading

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RICHARD THOMPSON – Electric

Proper Records (Released 11th February) http://proper-records.co.uk/richardthompson-electric/         Thompson returns with a new album and as the title suggests it is one of his electric albums. Recorded in Nashville with guitarist Buddy Miller producing (and playing), Thompson is … Continue reading

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PATTI SMITH – Live at Montreux 2005

Eagle Vision Filmed at the 39th annual Montreux Jazz festival in 2005, and in support of her recent “Trampin’” album, this new DVD from Eagle Vision finds Patti Smith in fine form. Backed by a band including original Patti Smith … Continue reading

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GRAVITY – Eutheria

M&O Music Within its niche, this is not a bad album. Gravity, a French outfit putting out their second album, strive to blend death metal with melodic rock and atmospheric passages. The band are not short of ambition and are … Continue reading

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PAUL McCARTNEY – Live Kisses

Eagle Vision       Filmed almost a year ago, on February 9th 2012, this live show was streamed to mark the release of McCartney’s “Kisses On The Bottom” album. Recorded at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, the 13 … Continue reading

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