Monthly Archives: November 2014

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

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December 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, GMT We are posting selected shows to our Mixcloud page. Photo: Simon Dunkerley Special features this month Christmas … Continue reading

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Gig review: FM – The Globe, Cardiff, 22 November 2014

FM - The Globe, Cardiff, 22 November 2014

A packed house in the Globe for this much loved band and huge respect should be given to the promoter at Major Minor Productions for delivering a sold out show with a fantastic sound quality in a city that is … Continue reading

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Gig review: FM – The Brook, Southampton, 21 November 2014

FM - The Brook, Southampton, 21 November 2014

Can it really be 30 years since the Overland brothers from Wildlife and former members of Samson and Diamond Head formed a new band, inspired by the then fashionable radio-friendly AOR sounds of the likes of Journey, Foreigner and Survivor, … Continue reading

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Album review: FOREIGNER – The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More

FOREIGNER - The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 08.12.14] Foreigner are are getting like fellow classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon releasing live albums and re-recording classic songs, as opposed to recording new music. Their last studio album was 2009′s excellent ‘Can’t Slow Down’ … Continue reading

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Album review: COLOSSEUM – Time On Our Side

COLOSSEUM – Time On Our Side

Ruf [Release date 24.11.14] A welcome return for the progressive jazz rock outfit Colosseum who have overcome their collective health problems to record an album that pushes the stylistic envelope, and almost leaves them in search of an identity. Happily … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – The Garage, Glasgow, 20 November 2014

THE QUIREBOYS – The Garage, Glasgow, 20 November 2014

Mid November is a time when you can count on a few things, shops will have their decorations up, the latest ridiculous Christmas ads will hit your TV screens and Spike and his merry men will be in town ready … Continue reading

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Album review: CARL CARLTON – Lights Out In Wonderland

Carl Carlton - Lights Out In Wonderland

          Caroline International [Release date 24.11.14] Carl Carlton is an American based German songwriter, musical director, producer and triple Grammy Award nominee whose credits include Robert Palmer, Eric Burdon, Herman Brood, Mink Deville, Joe Cocker and … Continue reading

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Album review: PHILM – Fire From The Evening Sun

UDR – Out Now. Of the four musicians that make up Slayer’s classic line-up, Dave Lombardo has always stood out as the most artistically gifted and restless. Want proof? Well, apart from the fact that the Californian Thrashers always end … Continue reading

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Album review: MUTILATED VETERANS – Necrocrust Warhead

Hells Headbangers – Out Now. Mutilated Veterans are a recently formed Spanish Death/Crust Metal duet which hail from Madrid and whose members have participate in a number of underground projects that large, that this review is unable to accommodate. The … Continue reading

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Album review: ELUVEITIE – Origins

Nuclear Blast – Out Now. Originally conceived by vocalist Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann as a purely studio project, Swiss Melodic Death/Folk Metallers Eluveitie have gone a pretty long way since their inception back in 2002. It only took the release of … Continue reading

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Album review: ENTOMBED A.D. – Back To The Front

ENTOMBED A.D. – Back To The Front

Century Media – Out Now. Funny story; a couple of months ago, I was browsing through the internet when I came across the cover artwork of an album called “Back To The Front” from a band whose name was Entombed … Continue reading

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Album review: ENGLISH DOGS – The Thing With Two Heads

ENGLISH DOGS – The Thing With Two Heads

Candlelight – Out Now. First formed in October 1981 and performing at the same UK sweaty venues with the likes of GBH & Discharge, Grantham-based Hardcore Punk/Crossover legends English Dogs have experienced numerous member changes over the years. Most fans, … Continue reading

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Album review: EASTERN FRONT – Descent Into Genocide

EASTERN FRONT – Descent Into Genocide

Candlelight – Out Now. Located on the estuary of the River Orwell in beautiful Suffolk, Ipswich is not the kind of place that can openly compete with cities like Birmingham and London in terms of its overall significance in the … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUES PILLS – Blues Pills

BLUES PILLS – Blues Pills

Nuclear Blast – Out Now. Retro Rock is currently the flavour of choice and no other country in the world has embraced and best represented the sound of 70s Rock than Sweden – the very Scandinavian nation that brought us, … Continue reading

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Album review: SACRIFICIO – Sacrificio

Iron Bonehead / Nuclear War Now! – Out Now. Anonymity, it seems, has become a much desirable form of advertisement for bands these days – one that the Spanish Thrash/Death Metal trio Sacrificio seems to have definitely subscribed to. The … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN GARCIA – John Garcia

JOHN GARCIA – John Garcia

Napalm Records – Out Now. I have to admit that I was initially quite puzzled by the idea of John Garcia releasing a solo album at this moment in time. Why? Well, since the mighty Kyuss decided to disband in … Continue reading

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Album review: ENTRAILS – Resurrected From The Grave

ENTRAILS – Resurrected From The Grave

Metal Blade – Out Now. Death Metal reached its commercial peak in the early 90s and, at that time, it was Sweden which became the epicentre of the said movement in the ‘old continent’, mainly due to the very existence … Continue reading

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Album review: EMPYRIUM – The Turn Of The Tides

EMPYRIUM – The Turn Of The Tides

Prophecy Productions – Out Now. When Markus Stock, otherwise known as Ulf Theodor Schwadorf, decided to put his Dark Symphonic Folk Metal project Empyrium to rest back in 2002 he did so by claiming that the band needed to “move … Continue reading

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Album review: KING OF ASGARD – Karg

KING OF ASGARD – Karg

Metal Blade – Out Now. Sometimes, the choice of an appropriate name is really worth its weight in gold. Take, for instance, the Swedish Melodic Death/Viking Metal quartet King Of Asgard. I had absolutely no clue whatsoever what these lads … Continue reading

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Album review: UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN – Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath

UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN  – Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath

Iron Bonehead – Out Now. If you were to ask me to name one good reason why I chose to review the third studio release of the Death Metal quartet Unaussprechlichen Kulten my response would be that I find the … Continue reading

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