Yearly Archives: 2014

Rock Photography Galleries: 2014 (Photos by Steve Goudie)

Billy Idol - Manchester Ritz, 10 November 2014

More information Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio… Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page. Power Plays w/c 20 March 2017 THE WEEKS Gold Don’t Rust (Lightning Rod Records) VANESSA COLLIER Cry Out (Ruf Records) … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTER ROCKS – Sheffield Corporation, 6 December 2014 (The Answer, Heavens Basement)

Winter Rocks - Sheffield Corporation, 6 December 2014

So heading over a cold and windswept Snake Pass we are on our way to the first Winter Rocks Festival which is being held at one of the country’s premier live music venues, The Corporation (Corp to the locals) in … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – Sheffield Corporation, 27 November 2014

The Quireboys - Sheffield Corporation, 27 November 2014

In over thirty years The Quireboys have had multiple lineup changes but the core of Spike and Guy has been together for all the albums and has helped to develop their distinctive rock and roll sound. Support band tonight Preachers … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE DEFILED, AVATAR – The Sugarmill, Stoke, 28 November 2014

The Defiled - The Sugarmill, Stoke, 28 November 2014

Classed as a double header tour, The Defiled and Avatar hit the UK and mainland Europe for an extensive tour with The Defiled headlining the UK dates and Avatar in Europe. Inscriptions describe themselves as metalcore and have a great … Continue reading

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Album review: REVOLUTION SAINTS – S/t

Revolution Saints

Frontiers Records [Released 20.02.15] Another project put together by Frontiers, this time featuring Journey’s drummer Deen Castronova, Night Ranger’s Jack Blades and former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich. Add to this superstar trio Frontiers ‘go to’ man for melodic rock projects … Continue reading

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Album review: ORDEN OGAN – Ravenhead

Orden Ogan - Ravenhead

AFM Records [Released 12.01.15] This is the band’s fifth album and hopefully after an impressive back catalogue, along with this enjoyable new release, they will start to get a bigger following. They will appeal to fans of power and progressive … Continue reading

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DVD review: PAUL RODGERS, RORY GALLAGHER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (Special Editions)

Paul Rodgers - Live In Glasgow, Live At Montreux 1994, Live At Wembley

Eagle Rock [Release date 13.10.14] This series of special editions from Eagle Rock bring together a bundle of three DVDs by an artist and at a special price.  A great way of catching up if you missed them first time … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – 02 Arena, London, 19 December 2014

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STATUS QUO - 02 Arena, London, 19 December 2014

For Status Quo’s Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, 2014 has been one of the busiest of their 65 years. The ‘Frantic Four’ reassembled for a second round of well received tour dates, the band returned to a Donington stage after … Continue reading

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News: Christmas highlights on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio including Best of 2014

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio - Happy Christmas!

Christmas week on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio gets all nostalgic as we look back on some of our favourites and features in 2014. On Tuesday 23 December we announce the results of our Popular Poll to select the Top … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVIL’S TRAIN – II

Devil

earMUSIC [Release date 02.02.15] I reviewed the Devil’s Train debut album in 2012 and was very impressed describing it as “a wonderful gut-churning, ball-grabbing, riff-fest”.   All credit, then, that this is more than just a one-off project for ex-members of … Continue reading

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Album review: THE VAL – Heading For The Surface

THE VAL - Heading For The Surface

Soundarella Records [Release date 21.11.14] www.theval.es Here’s  a band who are genuinely thankful for the promotion of their debut album, judging by the massive list of media credits in this package.  It is quite heart-warming when you receive a second … Continue reading

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EP reviews: UNFORESEEN PROPHECY, CASINO THIEVES, HELLBENT AND HAMMERED

UNFORESEEN PROPHECY – Burn The Skies

EP Review : UNFORESEEN PROPHECY – Burn The Skies Self Release  [Release Date 05.01.15] Unforeseen Prophecy are a quintet from Gravesend and formed in 2010. Burn The Skies is their second release. The band play metal, hard and heavy with … Continue reading

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Gig review: VARDIS – Unity Works, Wakefield, 13 December 2014

VARDIS - Unity Works, Wakefield, 13 December 2014

So if you happened to be around in the late 70′s early 80′s you would have experienced the whole NWOBHM movement and if you were lucky enough you would have gone to some amazingly memorable gigs, some memorable for the … Continue reading

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Album review: OBITUARY – Inked In Blood

Relapse Records – Out Now. Thirty years in the music business is a very long time indeed and no musician/band can survive in such a ‘hostile environment’ without learning how to become flexible and accepting of new ideas. Having suffered … Continue reading

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Album review: NECROPHAGIA – Whiteworm Cathedral

NECROPHAGIA - Whiteworm Cathedral

Season Of Mist – Out Now. First formed in Ohio/USA back in 1983, Necrophagia are one of the few classic Death Metal bands which have been consistently overlooked by fans and media alike, every time a list of the most … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LURKING CORPSES – Workin’ For The Devil

THE LURKING CORPSES - Workin

Hells Headbangers – Out Now. Human being develop many different mechanisms through life in order to cope with and protect themselves from everyday dangers, the most common of which are the application of logic and the trust in one’s git … Continue reading

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Album review: OCTOBER 31 – Bury The Hatchet

OCTOBER 31 - Bury The Hatchet

Hells Headbangers – Out Now. First formed in Arlington Virginia back in 1995, October 31 are a Heavy Metal outfit whose music is a tribute to 80s Metal, both in terms of sound employed and the overall approach to song-writing. … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION – The Forum, Kentish Town, London, 11 December 2014

MARILLION – The Forum, Kentish Town, London, 11 December 2014

I do love December – my birthday is in it, for a start, and those of some of my closest friends, there is Christmas and then there is that annual fixture of enjoying Marillion in their natural element – on … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVE KILMINSTER – …And The Truth Will Set You Free

DAVE KILMINSTER - ...And The Truth Will Set You Free

Killer Guitar Records [Release date 22.09.14] The common denominator in Dave Kilminster’s recent albums may be that they seem to appear at GRTR! Towers towards the end of the year and therefore are easy to overlook in the Christmas fug. … Continue reading

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Book review: STEVE HOGARTH – The Invisible Man – Diaries 1998-2014 (Volume 2)

Steve Hogarth - The Invisible Man - Diaries 1998-2014

The Songwriters – Steve Hogarth (Marillion) – Interview and Feature (8 July 2014) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Miwk Publishing [Publication Date 09.11.14] www.miwk.com Part two of Steve Hogarth’s diaries takes up the story in 1998 and … Continue reading

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