Monthly Archives: March 2014

Album review: STEEL PANTHER – All You Can Eat

STEEL PANTHER – All You Can Eat

Open E Records [Release date 01.04.14] Steel Panther have been on the ascendance for the last few years and now have two albums under their belts coupled with sold out tours and festival appearances. The question has to be asked … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: MARCO DE ANGELIS, DAN SAVIK, OH CAPTURE, JIMMY MARTIN

MARCO DE ANGELIS – The River www.theriver.it Marco De Angelis is an Italian solo artist an one of the few people in Italy who can play the Chapman Stick according to his bio. This is a concept piece based on … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

DVD review: LOU REED – Transformer (Classic Albums)/Live at Montreux 2000

Lou Reed - Transformer (Classic Albums)/Live at Montreux 2000

Eagle Vision (BluRay) One of the most influential artists of his era, Lou Reed enjoyed a long and successful career that spanned six decades.  Eagle Vision’s newly released “Transformer (Classic Albums)/Live at Montreux 2000”  Bluray/DVD follows his death in October … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, DVD REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig Review: TYKETTO, Bonfire, Summers – The Garage, Highbury, London, 18 March 2014

TYKETTO - The Garage, Highbury, London, 18 March 2014

Tyketto must be high on the list of ones that got away. The East Coast melodic hard rockers released a debut album of stunning quality in 1991 only to be stymied by lack of record company promotion and the Nirvana-led … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Gig review: MONSTER TRUCK/ SCORPION CHILD – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 22 March 2014

Buffalo Summer

  Billed as the ‘Lords Of The Riff’ tour, tonight’s gig was a good value package bringing together three bands who have sparked a lot of interest in the rock world lately. Joining co-headliners Monster Truck and Scorpion Child were … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SAXON – St George’s Day: Live In Manchester

SAXON - St George’s Day: Live In Manchester

UDR (2CD) [Released 17.03.14] You don’t get much better, or more British, than NWoBHM stalwarts Saxon, especially when they play on St George’s Day. This Manchester gig – a full show running to 2 hours and over 20 tracks covering … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: CYNIC – Kindly Bent To Free Us

Season Of Mist – Out Now. Ask any fan of the US Progressive Metal trio Cynic if six years is a very long time to wait for the release of a new album from their beloved band and chances are … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, PURE METAL (All posts), Pure Metal/Album reviews | Leave a comment

Gig review: OVERKILL – London O2 Islington Academy, 13 March 2014

Support act: Soilwork & Xentrix. Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Two gigs in a row, with less than four hours of sleep in between – not a problem back in the day, but getting closer … Continue reading

Posted in GIG REVIEWS, PURE METAL (All posts), Pure Metal/Gig reviews | Leave a comment

Gig Review: STEEL PANTHER – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 19 March 2014

STEEL PANTHER – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 19 March 2014

  Wednesday night in Glasgow and costume shop owners for miles around are counting up their takings after a bumper day, having sold out of dodgy nylon wigs and animal print spandex.  Steel Panther are once again back in town! … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: L.R.S. – Down To The Core

L.R.S. - Down To The Core

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 21.03.14] Some fans don’t like these endless studio projects Frontiers comes up with, more fool them as L.R.S. is one of the best in many a year. Comprising of former 21 Guns vocalist Tommy La Verdi … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig Review: GRAHAM BONNET/CHROME MOLLY, The Garage, Highbury, London, 19 March 2014

Chrome Molly

After a chequered career, veteran singer Graham Bonnet has decided to play on his past as Rainbow’s singer in  a brief, albeit commercially successful period. He was back, in front of an unexpectedly large crowd playing a wholly Rainbow set … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Album review: CIRCA ZERO – Circus Hero

Circa Zero - Circus Hero

429 Records www.429records.com [Release date 31.03.14] An interesting collaboration between former Police guitarist Andy Summers (who is now 71 years old yet looks just turned 60!) and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Rob Giles. Interestingly Summers says writing with Giles has been the most … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: COEN WOLTERS BAND – Illumination

Coen Walters Band - Illumination

Crying Tone [Release date 20.01.14] Coen Wolters motto is, ‘let it rip and don’t be shy about it’. ‘Illumination’ is a hard hitting, well played and produced slice of funky tinged acid blues-rock. It’s an album that blows away the … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: ANN WILSON (Heart) Interview Special, Sunday 23 March 2014 – Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Ann Wilson - Heart

Ann Wilson of the band Heart is the subject in the latest Songwriters special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. In this hour-long feature David Randall tracks the history of the band, chatting to Ann about her career and playing … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: UFO – Parr Hall, Warrington, 20 March 2014

UFO - Parr Hall, Warrington, 20 March 2014

Having just received the recent UFO boxed set, 10 albums in as many years, where do you start for a live show?  It seems that the band have taken some criticism on the chin, with Phil Mogg referring to comments … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: WALTER TROUT’S health update

From Walter’s wife, Marie: My heart is breaking to make this posting. We have waited a bit to make sure – but Walter’s team of doctors have confirmed the diagnosis: Walter’s condition has worsened – he is now in full-fledged … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, NEWS | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Album review: GAMMA RAY – Empire Of The Undead

Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead

earMusic [Release date 31.03.14] An album made against adversity as their studio sadly burnt down and long time drummer Daniel Zimmerman left after fifteen years with the band, to be replaced by Michael Ehré back in 2012. It’s been four … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview: THE CRINGE – 18th March 2014

The Cringe

New York alt-rockers The Cringe are about to unleash their latest album ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’ in the UK on the 14 April and are about to tour the country in the company of Steel Panther no less.  I caught … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, INTERVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: HEART – Magazine (Hybrid SACD)

Heart - Magazine

Audio Fideltiy [Release date 18.03.14] Heart’s album ‘Magazine’ had a chequered history.  After the initial success with ‘Dreamboat Annie’ the band fell out with the small label Mushroom Records.  A legal dispute ensued as they tried to get out of … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Reissues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig Review: REUBEN ARCHER’S PERSONAL SIN – The Borderline, London, 12 March 2014

Reuben Archer

At an age when others of his generation may be reaching for the comfy slippers and the Saga and Stanna catalogues, Reuben Archer is moving forward with the vigour of a man half his age. After successfully reforming  Stampede,  the … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off