Monthly Archives: November 2013

Album review: RADIOACTIVE – Legacy

Escape Music www.escape-music.com Tommy Denander has played and appeared on over 2,000 albums now so it stands to reason when he had his own musical project, Radioactive, he’d have a decent number of musician friends to help him out. These … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOHN LEES’ BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, Islington Assembly Hall, 8 November 2013

Barclay James Harvest’s long and distinguished career seems to have had quite a low profile in recent years, not helped by the fact that the two surviving members, John Lees and Les Holroyd, front different versions sporting the name. However … Continue reading

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Gig review: LEPROUS – London, The Underworld, 9 November 2013‏

Support Acts: Blindead Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Photos by Emily Dgebuadze Two weeks or so ago I was contacted by Inside Out’s London PR rep about reviewing the upcoming London show of Norwegian Progressive Metal band Leprous. Up until … Continue reading

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DVD review: GRAHAM PARKER – This Is Live

The Store For Music [Release date 18.11.13] Graham Parker & The Rumour are back! In fact GP hasn’t really been away. Yes he’s been absent from the UK for years, but across the pond he’s been studiously working on his … Continue reading

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Gig Review: CHRIS REA – Bluesfest, Royal Albert Hall, 31 October 2013

For my money, Chris Rea is a legend. So this won’t be the most objective review I’ve ever penned. I was a fan of his sometimes off-beat pop/soft rock gems of the ‘80’s like ‘Stainsby Girls’, ‘On The Beach’ and … Continue reading

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Gig review: WALTER TROUT – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 8 November 2013

Walter Trout’s most durable qualities are his intense guitar playing and his ever ready sense of humour. Both were in evidence at a packed Shepherd’s Bush Empire as he overcame his daunting health problems in front of his biggest London … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: I AM I, IAN TOOMEY, KILL FOR EDEN

KILL FOR EDEN – Living On Mars

KILL FOR EDEN – Living On Mars (EP) Kill For Eden pushed out one of the most accomplished and promising metal debuts of the year this Spring. The band’s hallmarks are all about giant hooks, dynamic vocals and craftily insistent … Continue reading

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Album review: THE FIERCE & THE DEAD – Spooky Action

Bad Elephant Music www.fierceanddead.com An all instrumental album can often be a hard sell but when the music is as varied and enjoyable as this it’s not an issue. The Fierce and the Dead comprise of Matt Stevens (guitars), Kevin … Continue reading

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Album review: MOTORHEAD – Aftershock

      UDR Music [Release date 25.11.13] Aftershock is Motorhead’s 21st studio album in their impressive 38 year career. There may have been a few variations in the line-up over the years but Lemmy has always been in charge … Continue reading

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Rock Photography Galleries: April-September 2013 incl. Blondie,Bruce Springsteen, Chic

Photography by Steve Goudie Roger Waters Photo Gallery by Steve Goudie, 16 September 2013 Leonard Cohen Photo Gallery (31 August 2013) Bruce Springsteen Photo Gallery (24 July 2013) Brain May and Kerri Ellis Photo Gallery (23 June 2013) Blondie Photo … Continue reading

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Album review: SEVENTH KEY- I Will Survive

Frontiers Records [Release Date 01.11.13] A third Seventh Key album is something I thought I might not live to see, it having been nine years since the Raging Fire was released. However the former Streets pair of Billy Greer and … Continue reading

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Gig Review: VISTA CHINO – Bristol O2 Academy, 1 November 2013

Vista Chino, Bristol Academy, 1 November 2013

Everyone who has loved metal and hard rock since the 90’s has heard of the mighty Kyuss. With the exception of the bass player the original line up are now reincarnated as Vista Chino. With a pounding new album, ‘Peace’, … Continue reading

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Album review: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Tales Of Winter Selections From The TSO Rock Operas

Decca [Release date 02.12.13] A timely ‘best of’ from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, who embark on a European tour in January after their traditional US pre-Christmas tour (the band are so popular they run two versions of the band in the … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION – Manchester Academy, 8 November 2013

Marillion - Manchester Academy, 8 November 2013

In September 2012 Marillion brought their Sounds That Can’t Be Made tour to the Academy on a dismal Manchester evening.  Some things don’t change and the weather was equally inclement as they chose to open a short pre-Christmas ‘Sounds Live … Continue reading

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Interview: ZP Theart of I Am I

Vocalist ZP Theart first came to prominence fronting power metal band Dragonforce for ten years before leaving in 2010. Since then he has formed I Am I who released their debut album, ‘Event Horizon’ last year and now release a … Continue reading

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Album Review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Bridge The Gap

      Inakustik [Release date 02.12.13] Michael Schenker over the last few years has risen phoenix-like from what appeared at one point to be the ashes of a glittering career. Gathering together the musicians that form ‘Temple Of Rock’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: PARADISE LOST, Lacuna Coil, Katatonia – London, The Roundhouse, 3 November 2013

My introduction to the chromatic world of Death Metal took place exactly twenty three years ago and one of the albums responsible for my immediate conversion was Paradise Lost’s debut “Lost Paradise”. It was not at all surprising, then, that … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – Unblackened

Black Label Society - Unblackened

Armoury Records [Release date 23.09.13] Recorded at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles this highlights Zakk Wylde and the Black Label Society in acoustic mode, well as acoustic as Zakk Wylde can get! Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion/Dream Theater) is … Continue reading

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Album review: LISA CUTHBERT – Paramour

www.lisacuthbert.com This is Lisa Cuthbert’s second album and she is joined by various guests including Sisters Of Mercy’s Dave Creffield (she’s appeared live with them) and she has supported Marillion. The album is a moving concept piece based on the … Continue reading

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Album review: BUCKCHERRY – The Best Of…

      Eleven Seven Music (Release Date – out now) Before I tackled this review I read another review in the printed media with the strap line ‘Buckcherry – The Best Of.., this will be brief then…’ which was a … Continue reading

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