Yearly Archives: 2015

Album review: STEEL THREADS – The Rule Of Three

 STEEL THREADS - The Rule Of Three

[Release date 13.12.15] www.steelthreadsmusic.co.uk With no PR blurb as a guide, The Rule Of Three came as something of an aural surprise  the black cover emblazoned with a barbed wire take on John Paul Jones’ Led Zeppelin IV symbol (with … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ASHBY, AMELIA WHITE, SHADES OF SORROW

ASHBY - Fragmental

ASHBY Fragmental [Release date 13.11.15] Ashby are a progressive rock quintet from Germany. Fronted by Sabina Mosel, three thoughts immediately struck me a vocal symmetry with Sam Brown and Doris Brendel, a proggy sound that put the band in a … Continue reading

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Album review: CARLY DOW – Ingrained

CARLY DOW - Ingrained

It’s unusual these days to come across an artist that offers something ‘different’.  But Canadian singer songwriter Carly Dow’s ‘wind crafted soul-folk’ debut reveals a unique and alluring talent. Dow’s song writing is steeped in the lakes, rivers, mountains, forests, … Continue reading

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Album review: ELEANOR McEVOY – Naked Music

The Best of 2016 - Singer Songwriter

Moscodisc [Release date 05.02.16] The closest we’ve got to a live album from Eleanor McEvoy, ten studio albums down the line was 2011′s Alone a record lifted from practice sessions never intended for release.  It was pretty good proxy for … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CRINGE – Blind Spot

THE CRINGE - Blind Spot

[Release date 16.10.15] The Cringe.  Perhaps not the best name for a group I’ve ever heard.  But it’s given the New York City based band four previous releases.  Tried and test mainstream rock, the band features John Cusimano on vocals … Continue reading

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News: A Year in Rock – 2015 (Rock Photography)

A Year in Rock - 2015

Over the years Get Ready to ROCK! has gathered an enviable reputation for some of the best online rock photography, complementing its extensive coverage of gigs, festivals and tours. We’ve published a selection of some of the best shots in … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MUTE GODS – Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

THE MUTE GODS - Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Inside Out [Release date 22.01.16] The Mute Gods are centred around Nick Beggs, who has worked and toured with Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson among others. He is joined by respected drummer Marco Minnemann (who also plays guitar) and Roger … Continue reading

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Album review: SEVEN SHOTS FROM SOBER – Songs From Stephen Ave

SEVEN SHOTS FROM SOBER – Songs From Stephen Ave

Self release [Release date 29.09.15] Named after a pedestrian mall in their native Calgary, ‘Songs From Stephen Ave’, is a smoking album from a Canadian powerhouse trio. With a name like Seven Songs From Sober, you’d expect nothing less than … Continue reading

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Album review: YUKA & CHRONOSHIP – The 3rd Planetary Chronicles

YUKA & CHRONOSHIP - The 3rd Planetary Chronicles

Cherry Red Records [Release date: 25.09.15] There are times aren’t there when all the planets align to produce something a bit special – er, no pun intended… Essentially the band of keyboard virtuoso Yuka Funakoshi, Yuka & Chronoship have been … Continue reading

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Album review: KHYMERA- The Grand Design

Frontiers Records (Release Date 04.12.15) Khymera have now released four albums under a variety of line ups. I must admit the only one I bought was their 2003 debut which had the ‘production line’  trademarks of too many melodic rock … Continue reading

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Album review: BLOOD RED SAINTS- S/T

Frontiers Records (Release Date 4.12.15) One of 2014’s unexpected surprises in the world of melodic rock was a very impressive debut by Brits In Faith, unleashing a real vocal find in Pete Godfrey. They seem to have had a short … Continue reading

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News: BEST OF 2015 rock radio special on Sunday 27 December

FM - Planet Rockstock - Trecco Bay, South Wales, 4 December 2015

On Sunday 27 December, at 22:00 GMT David Randall presents a two-hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio featuring the Get Ready to ROCK! reviewer choices for ‘Best of 2015′.  The show will also reflect the popular vote that … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDY SUMMERS – Metal Dog

ANDY SUMMERS - Metal Dog

Andy Summers Music/Cargo Records [Release date 15.01.16] A new solo album from Andy Summers?  He of the heavily arpeggiated, chorused but always ear-friendly guitaring?  He’s released a string of solo albums since ‘XYZ’ in 1987 and his last release was … Continue reading

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DVD review: NAZARETH- No Means of Escape

Eagle Entertainment (Release Date 23.10.15) This is one DVD that I fully expected to end up on the proverbial cutting room floor. 12 months ago I attended the filming of a special Nazareth live show at Metropolis Studios in front … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SWEET – Action The Ultimate Story

RCA/Sony Music [Released 25.10.15] Without the Sweet you could argue we would have no Def Leppard, Kiss or Motley Crue, some of the many bands who credit this band as a big influence on them. Add to that the numerous … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – O2, London, 13 December 2015

STATUS QUO – O2, London, 13 December 2015

What does music during the Christmas season mean to you? For the more traditional minded it may be a carol service. For others the sounds of numerous banal seasonal pop tunes (that means you, McCartney) piped incessantly through high streets … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BRAD SCHECTER, ATOMIC SYMPHONY

BRAD SCHECTER - Live Your Dreams

BRAD SCHECTER – Live Your Dreams www.bradschecter.com This is Brad Schecter’s debut album (he has fronted a couple of metal bands according to his bio) and the songs on here represent 22 years of songs he has been working on. … Continue reading

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Album review: TANGERINE DREAM – Out Of This World (Vinyl Edition)

TANGERINE DREAM - Out Of This World

Invisible Hands Music [Release date (vinyl): 11.12.15] Released in memory of Edgar Froese, founding member of the legendary electronic rock pioneers Tangerine Dream who sadly passed away in January 2015, ‘Out Of This World’ is a compilation of the band’s … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SKYS – Journey Through The Skies

THE SKYS - Journey Through The Skies

Self-released  [Release date: 06.11.15] Following up The Skys’ 2012 release ‘Colours Of The Desert’ (which was excellent – with a few caveats), Lithuania’s finest return with ‘Journey Through The Skies’ which, in the same way as ‘Colours’, is another tremendous … Continue reading

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Gig review: LONELY ROBOT – The Scala, London, 20 December 2015

John Mitchell

So onto the final gig for 2015 for me and one I have been looking forward to as it is Lonely Robot, aka John Mitchell (It Bites/Frost*/Arena), whose debut album ‘Please Come Home’ is one of my top 5 albums … Continue reading

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