Monthly Archives: May 2014

Album review: TESLA – Simplicity

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Released 9.6.14] It’s hard to think that Tesla’s first album, “Mechanical Resonance”, came out in 1986- and now here we are nearly 30 years later and their seventhstudio album “Simplicity” is about to be released (although, if you … Continue reading

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Album review: MOUNT SALEM – Endless

Metal Blade – Out Now. 70s Heavy Rock is back in fashion. I do not suggest for a moment that bands like Black Sabbath, Cream and Pentagram ever stopped being a massive influence on young artists, especially those of a … Continue reading

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News: Chicago troubadour TOM FULLER plays exclusive GRTR! session

Tom Fuller

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Sunday, 1 June 2014, 21:00 (repeated Tuesday 16:00, Thursday 21:00 GMT) Listen in using the icons at the top of this page or via the dedicated website As part of our ongoing ‘In Session for … Continue reading

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Album review: TODD RUNDGREN – Reissues

Todd Rundgren - Something Anything

Edsel Records [Release date 19.05.14] Just when you thought it was safe to avoid further Todd Rundgren re-issues, along come another three. The first thing to say is that Edsel always do a marvellous job with their packaging.  Yes these … Continue reading

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Album review: VADER – Tibi Et Igni

Nuclear Blast [Release date 30.05.14] Line-up changes have been a constant feature in the life of the Death Metal combo Vader since their inception back in 1983 but, as their relatively modest album collection clearly suggests, every new addition has … Continue reading

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Album review: DESTRANGE – Are You Kidding Me? No.

Metal Blade – Out Now. Attracting the attention of a label as established and well respected as Metal Blade is no easy feat, however, Italian Technical Metalers Destranged have achieved precisely that. It was on the strength of their 2012 … Continue reading

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EP Review: MONSTER JAW – Get A Tattoo

Monster Jaw - Get A Tattoo

Cobra Kitten Records [Release date 30.06.14] Monster Jaw are a trio from the north of England who formed back in 2013. The band was built around frontman and songwriter Mik Davis whose influences range from The Jesus and Mary Chain … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – June 2014 highlights

Dan McCafferty of Nazareth

June 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Sunday 22 June 2014, 13:00 Dan McCafferty of Nazareth Dan chats about his career and the … Continue reading

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EP Review: TRIA MERA – Extinction

Tria Mera - Extinction

Self-release ( Release Date – out now) I have never been to Brisbane in Australia but I have always imagined it to be a happy, sunny place full of happy, sunny people, however after listening to this EP I am … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KILLERHERTZ – A Killer Anthem

The Killerhertz - A Killer Anthem

Mighty Music [Release date 26.05.14] Think Danish rock and Lars Ulrich and Volbeat no doubt spring to mind. The Killerhertz are hoping to be the next Danish band to make a breakthrough with this their debut album.  The members have … Continue reading

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Album review: ABINAYA – Beaute Paienne

ABINAYA – Beaute Paienne

Symbol Music [Release date – out now] Abinaya means ‘passing on’ in Sanskrit apparently, which is a cheery thought to start a review with. Hailing from Paris these heavyweights appear to have a love for Brazilian thrashers Sepultura and are … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ROCKET DOLLS – Eyes

The Rocket Dolls - Eyes

www.facebook.com/therocketdolls [Released 28.07.14] The Rocket Dolls hail from Brighton and consist of vocalist and guitarist Nikki Smash, Benji Knopfler (son of a fairly famous guitarist!) on drums and bassist Tommy K. I reviewed their EP way back in 2009 and … Continue reading

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Gig review: ARTHUR BROWN – Robin 2, Bilston, 17 April 2014

Arthur Brown - Robin 2, Bilston, 17 April 2014

‘I Am The God of Hellfire and I Bring You Fire’, the unmistakable line that has beguiled listeners since it first appeared on the album ‘The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’ back at the height of the psychedelic era and … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – Manchester Academy, 23 April 2014

The Temperance Movement - Manchester Academy, 23 April 2014

What?  You haven’t heard of the The Temperance Movement? Have you had your head under a stone for the past few years? TTM have been taking the music scene by storm and selling out pretty much every venue they play.  … Continue reading

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Rising Stars interview: AMY SIMPSON

Amy Simpson

Amy Simpson is only seventeen yet she has just released the excellent EP ‘Fairytales, Stories & Myths’ and The Huffington Post tipped her as one of their’Ten Artists to Watch’… 1.     What have you got planned for the next few … Continue reading

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Single review: PAUL MENEL & THE ESSENTIALS – Spirit Of ’66

www.facebook.com/paulmenel Former IQ singer Paul Menel returns with a timely release, a song for England supporters ahead of this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Starting with a Queen approved drum beat the song has a good sing-a-long chorus that you … Continue reading

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Album Review: VAMPIRE – Vampire

Vampire

Century Media – Out Now. As someone who has been actively supporting extreme Metal bands for the last thirty or so years, I am both pleased and proud to find genres such as Thrash, Death and Black Metal in such … Continue reading

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Gig review: COCO MONTOYA – Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, 22 May 2014

COCO MONTOYA – Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, 22 May 2014

  There are great blues players and then there is Coco Montoya. He’s a purveyor of a historic blues lineage that stretches back to his formative years with Albert Collins, but he transforms it into his own exciting blues hybrid, … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS BRAIDE – Fifty Dollar Planets And Twenty Cent Stars

Chris Braide - Fifty Dollar Planets And Twenty Cent Stars

Cherry Red Records [Release date 05.05.14] Towards the end of 2012 Chris Braide and Geoff Downes released an album that may forever be termed “one that got away”.  DBA’s ‘Pictures Of You’ was arguably one of the best albums of … Continue reading

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Album Review: NIGHT RANGER – High Road

Night Ranger - High Road

Frontiers Records [Release date 06.06.14] It’s encouraging to see Night Ranger try and break out of the nostalgia circuit and proving their enduring relevance with new product, this album coming three years after a return to form in Somewhere In … Continue reading

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