Monthly Archives: July 2013

Quick plays: FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, THE CUSTODIAN, HEAVENS FIRE

FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY – Echogenetic Dependent (released 19th August) Front Line Assembly are a Canadian electro-industrial band who have been going for over 25 years now. This new album had the band stating they would return to their more electronic … Continue reading

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Interview: 10Q’s with LEPROUS

Guitarist/lyricist/co-founder of Leprous, Tor Oddmund Suhrke answers our questions as the band have just released their new album ‘Coal’ on Inside Out… 1. What are you currently up to? This summer we’re playing a lot of festival shows worldwide both … Continue reading

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Album review: LAWLESS – Rock Savage

Escape Music www.escape-music.com Lawless feature two current Demon members, guitarist Paul Hume (who also sings on the album) and drummer Neil Ogden, who are joined by Persian Risk guitarist Howie G and bassist Josh ‘Tabbie’ Williams from Stoke based hard … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HUNTER – The Manhattan Blues Project

Steve Hunter

Deacon  Records [Release date 30.04.13] ‘I wanted to look at New York in a slightly different way – I wanted to look at it in a soulful, bluesy way’. Steve Hunter’s mission statement for this album is the guitarist musical … Continue reading

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Gig review: Cambridge Folk Festival, 25-28 July 2013

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Friday 26th July It almost comes as a surprise reaching the festival site as it is right on the outskirts of Cambridge’s sprawling suburbs and the festival is in a lovely, green setting. It must be … Continue reading

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Gig review: HEAVEN’S BASEMENT – Sound Control, Manchester, 12 July 2013

Heavens Basement - Sound Control, Manchester, 12 July 2013

This must be the hottest ticket in town tonight as not only is it a sellout but it is also a scorcher in the venue, but even so the it’s over half full and the doors have only been open … Continue reading

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Album review: ROADHOUSE – Gods & Highways & Old Guitars

Roadhouse

Krossborder [Release date 19.08.13] Roadhouse have long impressed with their unique take on southern roots rock and Americana, but ‘Gods & Highways & Old Guitars’ raises the bar to another level. As ever, the 10 songs come with Gary Boner’s … Continue reading

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Album review – MEGADETH – Super Collider

    Universal Music  ( Release date – out now ) Back in the day, when thrash was at its height, of all the ‘Big Four’ I always found Megadeth  to be the weakest link. I did persevere and caught … Continue reading

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Gig review: 5 Years Of Kscope – The Garage, London, 25 July 2013 featuring Anathema

Leafblade

Main Act: Anathema Support Acts: North Atlantic Oscillation, Mothlite & Leafblade Another gig, another evening drenched in sweat. I moaned about the poor ventilation at the Garage in Highbury and Islington when I was there ten days ago for Wintersun’s … Continue reading

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Album review: OLI BROWN – Songs From the Road

Ruf [Release date 14.06.13] Anyone who has followed Oli Brown’s career so far, will hardly be surprised by the sense of adventure at the heart of this live DVD/CD. For though he was schooled in the blues at an early … Continue reading

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Album review: BURZUM – Sol Austan, Mani Vestan

Byelobog Productions – Out Now. Having paid his dues to both the Norwegian penitentiary system and society at large, Kristian Larsson “Varg” Vikernes has since been a very busy man indeed. Under his highly controversial moniker Burzum, and with the … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE INTERNATIONAL SWINGERS – The Lexington, London, 19 July 2013

First a word about the venue, because on one of the steamiest New Orleans-like nights of this British heatwave, the upstairs gig had ceiling fans and a cool, chilled out lounge-bar atmosphere. It also had clear, uninterrupted sightlines, padded seating … Continue reading

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Interview: 10Q’s with MASCHINE

Maschine release their debut album ‘Rubidium‘ on Inside Out on 29th July . Here we catch-up with founding member and guitarist Luke Machin for his thoughts on the album and the awards the band have already won to date… 1. … Continue reading

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Album review: POWERWOLF – Preachers Of The Night

Napalm Records – Out Now. Fans of Heavy Metal have understood the importance of and pledged their allegiance towards the mighty riff since guitar wizard Tony Iommi first began to perfect his power chords back in the late 60s. But … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGGY SIMPSON – Lab Rat and Lobster

Voodoo Bones www.facebook.com/maggysimpsonrocks Maggy Simpson consists of Shane Counter and Bat Kinane (of Glyder fame), who have previously worked together on Bat Kinane’s solo album. That album was a singer/songwriter one with a folk feel, whereas Maggy Simpson is more of … Continue reading

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Album review: DANA FUCHS – Bliss Avenue

Ruf [Release date 22.07.13] If blues is too often predicated on the tried and tested theme of: ‘my baby done me wrong’; then Dana Fuchs cleverly extends such familiar subject matter from an autobiographical source and into universal themes that we … Continue reading

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DVD Review: JACKSON BROWNE – I’ll Do Anything

JACKSON BROWNE - I

ADA Global [Release date 01.07.13 ] Jackson Browne is something of an enigma and a legend in equal measure.  A rock and roll hall of fame inductee and an acknowledged founder of the West Coast sound made global by the … Continue reading

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Album review: GLORYFUL – The Warrior’s Code

Massacre Records – Out Now. Making a name for oneself in the music industry has always been an uphill battle and, with recession and slow economic climate still affecting many, the prospects for any of the old continent’s young bands … Continue reading

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Album review: EDENBRIDGE – The Bonding

SPV There are a lot of female fronted symphonic and progressive metal bands out there now, possibly too many and it takes something a bit special to make the listener sit up and take notice. Luckily Edenbridge are one such … Continue reading

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Album review: NEWMAN – Siren

AOR Heaven Amazingly this is the tenth studio album by Newman, which is basically Steve Newman plus long time drummer Rob McEwen. However this album features some guests in the shape of guitarists Shaun Bessant  on ‘When It Comes To … Continue reading

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