Monthly Archives: May 2013

Album Review: ROME PRO(G)JECT – Rome Pro(g)ject

The Rome Pro(g)ject

Self-released  [7 December 2012] There’s a line in the classic film ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ where John Candy and Steve Martin are being driven round and round in a taxi in this hick town in the American mid-west where Candy … Continue reading

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Album review: MANILLA ROAD – Mysterium

ZYX Music – Out Now. Good promotion, or lack of it, can make the difference between life and death for most bands, especially at times like these when the music market has become over-saturated with hundreds, if not thousands, of … Continue reading

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Album Review: TROISI – The Front

Troisi Blue Music [Release date 12.13] ‘The Front’ by TROiSi, (Mike Troisi the person and band are interchangeable) is a conceptual and musical triumph in the face of cliché. It’s a concept album that rises above the genre to make a … Continue reading

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Album review: N.O.W. – Bohemian Kingdom

Frontiers Records (Release Date 03.13) In 2010, one of the year’s most pleasant surprises came from Brazil, hardly a rock n roll hotbed. The brainchild of bassist and songwriter Alec Mendocna, N.O.W. provided a thoughtful and at times original twist … Continue reading

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Book review: Never Mind the Botox by Mitch Stansbury

Never Mind The Botox

Subtitled taking indie rock back from the kids, this is a cracking read consisting a series of short gig reviews and running through it his various family and friends joining him at the various concerts. They go chronologically between 2007 … Continue reading

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Interview with MARK “THE SHARK” SHELTON (Manilla Road)

Throughout my relatively lengthy time as a music journalist I have often had to communicate online with artists who, for various reasons, I could not meet in person. I can say that Mark “The Shark” Shelton is one of the … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WORLD IS YOURS – Volume 3

The World Is Yours

Floating World [Release date 05:13] ‘The World Is Yours’ is a double compilation album that might have been subtitled: ‘if you want it’. Such is the musical diversity and stark juxtaposition of genres that it’s not difficult to spot the … Continue reading

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Album review: DOOGIE WHITE & LA PAZ – The Dark and the Light

Doogie White & Pax

Metal Mind Productions www.metalmind.com.pl Doogie White (Rainbow/Malmsteen/Cornerstone) and La Paz are back for their second album, a follow-up to last year’s ‘Granite’. That album wasn’t too bad as it saw the band revisit songs from their original incarnation back in … Continue reading

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News: William Control to produce Fearless Vampire Killers second album

Fearless Vampire Killers

Fearless Vampire Killers are pleased to announce that they are about to embark on the recording of their second full-length album. The follow up to their 2012 debut, Militia Of The Lost, will see Aiden frontman, and great of the … Continue reading

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News: Young UK hard rockers FAHRAIN get set for Download…

YOUNG UK HARD ROCKERS FAHRAN SET TO IMPRESS AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AND BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Energetic young melodic hard rock upstarts FAHRAN have confirmed they are gearing up for appearances at two of the UK’s most prestigious rock and metal festivals this … Continue reading

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Interview: Rising Stars: COLOSSUS

Colossus

Swedish band Colossus have just released their debut album ‘Wake’, which is already gaining rave reviews. Here we catch-up with vocalist/guitarist Niklas Eriksson to find out more about the band and what they have planned… What are you currently up … Continue reading

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Interview: DROWNING POOL

Drowning Pool

American Heavy Metal band Drowning Pool returned to the UK recently with a new lead singer and a brand new album! The band from Dallas, Texas  shot to fame in 2001 with their smash hit single ‘Bodies’, taken from their … Continue reading

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Album review: NILS LOFGREN – Keith Don’t Go’ Live in London 1990

Floating World [Release date 04.03.13] Given his high profile status as a pianist and guitarist for both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, it’s sometime forgotten that Nils Lofgren enjoyed a 4 year span with Grin, before embarking on his on-going … Continue reading

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Interview with OLLY PEARSON (Moss)

Finding a spot where you can hear yourself think so as to do an interview at the Underworld in Camden is a real challenge, but when the interviewee is as accommodating as Moss’ frontman Olly Pearson, then everything is possible. … Continue reading

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Album review: BURNING RAIN – Reissues

Burning Rain

Frontiers Records [Release date: 17.05.13] This is a real ‘before they were famous moment’. Burning Rain was the last in a series of bands (Lion, Bad Moon Rising) that brought guitarist Doug Aldrich critical acclaim if not commercial success, before … Continue reading

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Album review: EVEN NINE – The Lights Are Too Bright To See

      Self Release (Release date – out now) This is the latest album by Cornish three piece Even Nine and it is a bouncy, uplifting affair. The band consists of brothers Jody and Rick Martin who along with … Continue reading

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Album review: HAMMERFORCE – Access Denied

      Metalism Records ( Release date – Out now ) A bit of synth driven power metal from St Petersburg this time. Hammerforce formed back in 2006 and this is the band’s second album, the first being ‘Dice’ … Continue reading

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Album review: A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH – Lay My Soul To Waste

      SPV Steamhammer [Release date – 27th May 2013 ] A Pale Horse Named Death were founded by ex Life Of Agony and co-founder of Type O Negative Sal Abruscato. This album is dedicated to the memory of … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GAVIN ROSSDALE – Wanderlust, INSTITUTE – Distort Yourself

Gavin Rossdale - Wanderlust

GAVIN ROSSDALE – Wanderlust earMUSIC [Release date: 01.07.13] English-born Gavin Rossdale is perhaps best known now for fronting Bush, but back in 2008 he released his debut solo album Wanderlust.  Highly accessible, it produced some chart success in the States … Continue reading

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Album review: SOUND OF CONTACT – Dimensionaut

Sound Of Contact - Dimensionaut

Inside Out www.insideout.de A new band on the block, although they have generated extra interest for the vocalist and drummer in the band is Simon Collins, son of Phil, which instantly puts pressure and expectations on the band. Good on … Continue reading

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