Monthly Archives: October 2013

Album review: DUSKMACHINE – Duskmachine

Massacre Records – Out Now. Duskmachine are a ten year old Power/Thrash Metal outfit that started out like every other struggling, up-and-coming band. Following various line-up changes, however, they ended up being the right environment in which ex members of … Continue reading

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Album review: AYREON – The Theory Of Everything

Inside Out  [Release date 28.10.13] Telling a story through music is a tried and tested method and is certainly as old as Rock itself. Examples are too many to mention, but the most celebrated works would undoubtedly have to be … Continue reading

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Album review: ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN – Drive

Inside Out – Out Now I have always been a strong supporter of the idea that the boundaries which separate the average musician from the real artist are strict and always clearly defined. Those who belong in the former category … Continue reading

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Album review: BADFINGER – Badfinger,Wish You Were Here,BBC In Concert

Badfinger - reissues

Edsel Records [Release date: 28.10.13] Badfinger represents one of the great tragi-histories of rock and the story is outlined again in Alan Robinson’s liner notes within this latest package.  The band were one of the first signings to the Beatles … Continue reading

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Album review: SHADES OF REMEMBERANCE – Veil

   Burn All Records [Release Date: 26.04.13] Ohio’s Shades Of Remembrance are metal band with proggy leanings on an album that straddles both genres rather than fuses the two. ‘Veil’ duly delivers enough speed, intensity, resolute playing and dark themes to … Continue reading

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Album review: THE FLOWER KINGS – Desolation Rose

Inside Out – Out Now. It was almost a year ago that I was granted a thoroughly delightful and highly entertaining interview with Roine Stolt during which I openly questioned his priorities by stating that having a band like The … Continue reading

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Album review: SUNS OF STONE – Suns Of Stone

Self release [Release Date: 24.05.13] Ottawa’s Suns of Stone are a classic rock band with bluesy influences. They cross over from Bad Company at their best to The Black Crows, with occasional Purple influences that extend beyond the familiar title … Continue reading

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Album review: AOR – The Secrets Of LA

AOR - The Secrets Of LA

AOR Heaven [Release date 02.12.13] Having reviewed – somewhat disparingly I know (A slamming of Slama?) – Frederic Slama’s last offering (LA Temptation) and those of his protégées Chasing Violets  – could this latest album redeem the “veteran” LA-based French-born … Continue reading

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Album review: STRYPER – No More Hell To Pay

Stryper - No More Hell To Pay

Frontiers [Release date 04.11.13] Stryper were never one of my favourite Christian rock bands back in the days when I would seek out the new releases by Petra, Bloodgood, White Heart, X-Sinner and White Cross. The glammed up “guys” (from … Continue reading

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Album Review: RON SAYER JR. & CHARLOTTE JOYCE – Hard To Please

Self release [Release Date: 16.09.13] If ever there was an album that highlighted the way Euro blues artist are discriminated against by their American counterparts this is it. Had this album been recorded by an Austin band or indeed cut … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: ANTLERED MAN, WINDRUNNERS, PATRIOT REBEL, DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE

ANTLERED MAN – The Devil Is Them New Heavy Sounds (Release date – out now) This is the second album from the London quartet Antlered Man. The four piece released their debut album last year to great reviews and toured … Continue reading

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Album Review: NIK TURNER – Space Gypsy

Cleopatra Records [Release Date:04/11/13] Surprise, surprise! After a bewildering number of recent projects, Hawkwind founder member Nik Turner has gone back to his space rocking best. He may currently be busy touring the US with his ‘Space Ritual’ show, but … Continue reading

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Album Review: TEXAS CANNONBALLS – Texas Cannonballs

Rock ‘n Roll Saves [Release Date: 2013] ‘Texas Cannonballs’ is both the name of a band and an album that rocks out with pounding, dirt in the tracks grooves. From the opening rumbustious ‘Fly Away’ to the laid back Stones … Continue reading

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Album Review: DARK DESIGN – Prey For The Future

Heaven And Hell Records – Out Now. Young bands are the lifeblood of any music scene and innovations in recording technology have only seen their numbers grow in recent years. Sadly, easy access to said technology does not always guarantee … Continue reading

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Album review: JONO – Requiem

www.jontheband.se Another great musical discovery from Sweden. Jono are centred around vocalist Johan Norrby who is joined by Within Temptation guitarist Stefan Hellebald and drummer Nicka Hellenberg, who appeared on the last Within Temptation album. Completing the line-up are Johan … Continue reading

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Album Review: JEFF HEALEY BAND – Live From NYC

The Jeff Healey Band - Live From NYC

Eagle Rock [Release Date: 14.10.13] It’s beginning to look like every time Jeff Healey walked onto a stage that someone, somewhere was recording the event for posterity. In the last four years alone there’s been ‘Songs From The Road’, ‘Live … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – Latest playlist additions w/c 21 October 2013

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Listen in to ‘New to GRTR!’ every Tuesday 16:00 GMT (repeat: Thursday 22:00) for latest additions to our playlist. Latest Show: Tuesday 22 October 2013 DAVID GATES Goodbye Girl (Edsel) THE BLOCKHEADS Are You One Of Those People (indie) TOUCHSTONE … Continue reading

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News: DONAL GALLAGHER talks about the latest RORY GALLAGHER project Kickback City

Rory Gallagher

Rory Reissued – Part 2 Sunday 27 October 2013, 18:00 GMT Sunday 10 November 2013, 18:00 repeat In the latest of our one-hour radio specials dedicated to the music of Rory Gallagher, Rory’s younger brother Donal talks about the new release … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: BLACK SUCCUBI, KILLER BEE, STUNTMAN MIKE, HELHORSE

BLACK SUCCUBI – Eye Of The Beholder Gateway Music (Release Date – out now) These Danish rockers have been together since 2005 and have undergone a number of line-up changes in their time together. This is the band’s second album … Continue reading

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ELECTRO-NOMICON – Unleashing The Shadows

      No Remorse Records (Release date – out now) To many lovers of rock the passing of the great Ronnie James Dio was a sad day. The man had a unique power, strength and depth to his voice … Continue reading

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