Monthly Archives: September 2013

Album review: WOLFPAKK – Cry Wolf

AFM Records Wolfpakk are Michael Voss of Mad Max fame and Mark Sweeney of Swiss band Crystal Ball plus a host of guest stars. This follow up to 2011’s self-titled debut features the talents of Amanda Somerville, Ralf Scheepers (Primal … Continue reading

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Interview: 10Q’s with STORMZONE

Guitarist Steve Moore takes us through the latest Stormzone album ‘Three Kings’, what the band have planned including Hard Rock Hell in December… 1. What are you currently up to? We’re ramping up to a really busy period towards the … Continue reading

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Single & EP Review: ALL TO RUIN, DOOMED FROM DAY ONE, VALFADER

ALL TO RUIN Parables Self release  [Release date 28.09.13] Hailing from Port Talbot in Wales this EP finds All To Ruins in feisty form. The guys play fast paced nu-metal and over the course of the 5 tracks there is … Continue reading

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Single & EP Review: HAWK EYES, DIE NO MORE, KINDRED SHINS, BLACKWOLF

HAWK EYES That’s What This Is In One Ear Industries [Release date – out now] Hawk Eyes hail from Leeds and are a band that are starting to build some real momentum at the moment having recently played both the … Continue reading

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Gig Review: NILE, EX DEO – The Garage, London, 10 September 2013

I love autumn, especially when it follows a particularly hot summer: the air is once again fresh (as much as this is possible in London!), friends are back from holiday and, most importantly, it’s possible to attend an intimate Death … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GRAVELTONES – Don’t Wait Down

Lagoon Dog Records [Release Date: 21.10.13] There’s a lot to be said for being in the right place at the right time and The Graveltones are knocking on the door at a time when their balls to wall bombast will … Continue reading

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

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

September 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Saturday 14 September, 18:00 In Session for GRTR! HENRY PARKER & THE VELVET LOONS/DANI WILDE Recorded live in the UK More information Sunday 15 September 18:00 The Guitarists: … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio launches sessions series

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Get Ready to ROCK!’s dedicated radio station has launched a new series ‘In Session for GRTR!’ showcasing both new and established artists. The series was launched by UK-based blues rockers ALBANY DOWN and since then the specially recorded sessions have … Continue reading

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EP review: FLORIDA ROOM – After The Autumn Hours

Florida Room - After The Autumn Hours

www.floridaroom.co.uk [Release date 09.09.13] There is something highly engaging about this EP from East London’s Florida Room.  Together in their present form for barely twelve months this is effectively a re-promotion of their debut EP. The music is infectious, melodic, … Continue reading

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Album review: ARC ANGEL – Harlequins of Light

  Frontiers www.frontiers.it Arc Angel is Jeff Cannata and Jeff (and Arc Angel) go back a long way. Jeff (going then by the name of Christopher Hawke) was a founding member of Connecticut based progressive rock band Jasper Wrath who … Continue reading

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DVD Review: ANATHEMA – Universal

KScope [Release date 23.09.13] Success is a strange thing: the more you chase it, the more it eludes you and then, just as you are about to give up trying, lady luck gives you the most impassioned of embraces and … Continue reading

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Album review: MOJO MAKERS – Wait Till The Morning

Hypertension Music   [Release Date: 16.09.13] Danish blues-rock outfit the Mojo Makers attempt to recycle 70’s blues-rock and give it contemporary twist. Their rough hewn and visceral approach to recording leaves plenty of room for moments of real spark and … Continue reading

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Album review: JESSE DAMON – Temptation In The Garden Of Eve

AOR Heaven Jesse Damon is the guitarist/frontman with Silent Rage and this is his fifth solo album. He has renowned producer and melodic rocker Paul Sabu in the producer’s chair (Sabu also handles bass on the album) and Eden’s Curse … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVID ROTHERAY – Answer Ballads

Navigator Records (released October 14th) Former Beautiful South guitarist David Rotheray has produced a star studded album based on a novel premise, that of a collection of songs where he writes an ‘answer ballad’ (or what happened next) to classic … Continue reading

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Gig review: CROPREDY, 8-10 August 2013

Cropredy 2013

34 years ago, an English electric folk band played what was intended to be there final show in a field in Cropredy village, Oxfordshire. However, as the saying goes,  ‘best laid plans’,  a reunion tour was announced shortly after and … Continue reading

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Album review: JOSEPH ARTHUR – The Ballad of Boogie Christ

Real World Records Joseph Arthur has built up a loyal following of fans as well as plaudits from fellow musicians including Peter Gabriel. This two disc set is loosely based on a fictionalised character, Boogie Christ, who bears some resemblance … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC STECKEL – Dismantle The Sun

Eric Steckel Music   [Release Date: 31.10.12] Eric Steckel’s ‘Dismantle The Sun’ was originally released in the States towards the end of last year, but is being belated promoted in the UK on the back of his first proper UK … Continue reading

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Album review: THE RED PAINTINGS – The Revolution Is Never Coming

The Red Paintings

[Release date 30.09.13] If aliens were scanning earth’s frequencies then The Red Paintings’ The Revolution Is Never Coming could well be the summation.  Quite what they’d make of it, I’m not sure.  They’d either think humanity was ripe for harvesting, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: RUSTY SHACKLE, STEPHEN KELLOGG, THE DUNWELLS, ROD PICOTT

The Dunwells - Follow The Road

Rusty Shackle – The Bones Rusty Shackle appear to have tripped over the ‘difficult second album’ stepping stone with the follow up to their 2012 debut album Wash Away These Nights which was a more varied offering than the ‘pedal … Continue reading

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Album review: TONY McLOUGHLIN – The Contender

Tony McLoughlin - The Contender

He may look uncannily like Billy Connolly’s long lost brother, but opening with strains of Muhammad Ali getting ready to ‘rumble in the jungle’, Tony Mcloughlin’s fifth album The Contender is a glorious Telecaster-infused slab of Tom Petty/Springsteen inspired Americana. … Continue reading

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