Monthly Archives: September 2013

EP Round-up: ANTHEM LIFE, BLEAK FALLS, LEFT FOR RED

ANTHEM LIFE – Sins Of Salvation EP Self Release ( Release date – out now) Hailing from Southern Finland, Anthem Life have been together for four years. Influenced by Metallica, Stone Sour and Avenged Sevenfold ,the band play metal with … Continue reading

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Album review: HURLEMENT – Terreur Et Tourment

      Emanes Metal Records (Release date – out now) You may have guessed by the title that Hurlement are a French metal outfit. The band have been together for ten years and are proud to fly the flag … Continue reading

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Album Review – ROXIN’ PALACE – Roxin’ Palace

      SAOL (Release date – out now) Sleaze rockers Roxin’ Palace only formed last year in Italy but have already managed to write and record this 10 track album. The standard of the songs on offer and the … Continue reading

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Album Review –THE BURNING CROWS –Behind The Veil

      Self-release (release date – out now) This album has been around for a couple of months now but is still well worthy of a mention here. The band are managed and promoted by Matt Goom, who was … Continue reading

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Album Review: KATATONIA -Dethroned and Uncrowned

      KScope – Released 9 September 2013 So, is it possible to improve on perfection? When I reviewed Katatonia’s ‘Dead End Kings’ album a year ago (q.v.) it got a well-deserved five star rating and made it into … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – October 2013 Highlights

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

October 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT 18:00 The Guitarists: Pat Travers Sunday 6 October GRTR! Features Editor Pete Feenstra chats to Pat Travers about the blues Photo: Simon Dunkerley The Guitarists: Martin Barre Monday … Continue reading

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Gig review: POWER WOLF London Underworld Friday 27th September 2013

To the Underworld and another night when they cram four bands into a tight time frame. I wish they would stop this, yes its great to give bands some exposure but it means fewer songs for the headliner. Majesty were … Continue reading

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Interview with MAURIZIO IACONO (Ex Deo) – 10 September 2013

When you put a passionate and dedicated student of history (yours truly) in the same room as a very intelligent musician who loves all things related to ancient Rome, the likelihood of the conversation following a pre-planned line of questioning … Continue reading

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Album review: THIN LIZZY – Renegade & Thunder And Lightning

Thin Lizzy - Renegade

Universal [Release date 23.09.13] Universal complete their remastering of the Thin Lizzy’s studio albums with Renegade and Thunder And Lightning. And while this period is often criticised for the direction changes (pop and metal) and performance, with production, line-up changes … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW & THE LOWRIDERS – Zone-O-Tone

Proper Records Andy Fairweather Low has had a long and illustrious career, including playing live with Eric Clapton for many years and performing with Roger Waters. Also trivia fans the Lowriders feature sax player Nick Pentelow, who was a member … Continue reading

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Gig Review: GLORYHAMMER – Classic Grand, Glasgow – 26th September 2013

It may have seemed like an ordinary Thursday night in Glasgow but something glorious was stirring in the heart of the city. The faithful flocked from all corners of Glasgow and beyond, wizards, warlocks, knights and warriors, all with swords … Continue reading

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Interview with JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – 27 September 2013

‘One night, one shot, no safety net’, such was the background to Joanne Shaw Taylor’s eagerly anticipated live album and DVD. Surprisingly perhaps, it’s her first live album in a career built on the back of incendiary live shows that … Continue reading

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Album review: CONEY HATCH – Four

Coney Hatch - Four

Frontiers www.frontiers.it Now here’s a band from the dark and distant past. Coney Hatch are a Canadian rock band who release 3 albums back in the eighties – debut Coney Hatch in 1982, Outta Hand in 1983 and Friction in … Continue reading

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Gig review: PRETTY MAIDS – Camden Underworld, 22 September 2013

One of the most enduring bands from the European metal scene, Danish outfit Pretty Maids, have not played these shores since 1985 amazingly enough, other than an appearance at Firefest.  In the circumstances it was disappointing that even the Underworld … Continue reading

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DVD review: BIG COUNTRY – Live at the Town and Country Club, London

Wienerworld Recorded back in 1990 this is not quite the classic Big Country line-up as it features Pat Ahern on drums. Also it is just the concert, no extras or song selection, although with only nine songs perhaps one wasn’t … Continue reading

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Album review: HOUSE OF SHAKIRA – Pay To Play

Melodic Rock Records www.melodicrock.com/mrr-preorders.html House Of Shakira return with their second album featuring vocalist Andreas Novak (of Mind’s Eye fame) and another new record label, this time the one run by MelodicRock.Com guru Andrew McNiece. Hopefully this time their music … Continue reading

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Album review: ASHLEIGH FLYNN – A Million Stars

Ashleigh Flynn - A Million Stars

Sheryl Crow’s got a new album out soon, but judging by the lead single it’s going to be slushy, sentimental pap.  Shame, as she used to be one of the leading singer songwriters who could comfortably straddle the country/rock divide.  … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – Latest playlist additions

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Listen in to ‘New to GRTR!’ every Tuesday 16:00 GMT (repeat: Thursday 21:00, Saturday 17:00) for latest additions to our playlist.   Latest Show: Tuesday 24 September 2013 DIZZYBLOOM Lost Memories (Wolf River Music) HERETIC’S DREAM Behind The Mirror (indie) … Continue reading

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Album review: HERETIC’S DREAM – Walk the Time

HERETIC

Videoradio Formed in 2010, this Italian band could easily be put in a metal category but on close hearing this is more mainstream, even if a little on the heavy side.  The songs are great but let down by Francesca … Continue reading

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Album review: MOJO FURY – The Difference Between

Mojo Fury - The Difference Between

Graphite Records [Release date: 21.10.13] Mojo Fury’s last album was perhaps more memorable for its title ‘Visiting Hours Of A Travelling Circus’.  Like many of the indie releases we get through the door here at GRTR! the music – and … Continue reading

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