Monthly Archives: April 2015

News: SONJA KRISTINA (Curved Air) interview on Sunday 3 May 2015

Curved Air - Giants Of Rock

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Sonja Kristina Special (Part 1) – 3 May 2015 by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Curved Air vocalist Sonja Kristina is the latest subject of a two-part special on internet-based Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROBBEN FORD – 02 Academy, Islington, 30 April 2015

ROBBEN FORD – 02 Academy, Islington, 30 April 2015

Robben Ford is the master of deep wrought grooves, exploratory solos and keen dynamics. He’s technician with a wonderful chops whose multi-genre proficiency allows him to explore lingering tones and unique arrangements. He’s an understated player of great sensitivity who … Continue reading

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News: ANVIL, TIM BOWNESS, REO SPEEDWAGON – Thursday 30 April 2015

Burning Point release their self-titled new album on June 12th on their new record label AFM Records. Supremacy is a new band featuing singer Claus Lessmann (ex-BONFIRE), Michael Voss (CASANOVA/MAD MAX),Robby Boebel (ex-FRONTLINE/EVIDENCE ONE), Axel Kruse (ex-JADED HEART) and former … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GENTLE STORM – The Diary

Inside Out – Out Now. Composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen and singer extraordinaire Anneke van Giersbergen share much more than their nationality. Both are artists with a unique understanding of how Rock/Metal music should be performed, and their first ever collaboration took … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIRLS WITH GUITARS 2015 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 25 April 2015

GIRLS WITH GUITARS 2015 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 25 April 2015

What a difference three months touring makes. Last February the 2015 Blues Caravan/Girls With Guitars made a splash at the Skegness Rock & Blues Festival, but only got about 45 minutes to show what they can do. A few months … Continue reading

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News: RICHARD THOMPSON, BLACK SABBATH, WASP – Tuesday 28 April 2015

Richard Thompson - Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

Richard Thompson releases his new album ‘Still’ on June 29th via Proper Records. Red Dragon Cartel have another new vocalist, step forward Chas West, who replaces Darren Smith who lasted just over a month! Kingcrow release their new album ‘Eidos’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAN PATLANSKY – Borderline, London, 27 April 2015

DAN PATLANSKY - Borderline, London, 27 April 2015

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Dan Patlansky (26 April 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud   Dan Patlanky’s UK debut is a de facto showcase for his ‘Dear Silence Thieves’ album. His fiery guitar playing and lived … Continue reading

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Gig review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, 23 April 2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Manchester Apollo, 22 April 2015

They may be inextricably linked with the Deep South of the USA,  but Lynyrd Skynyrd seem to have a real bond with the UK.  They are regular visitors to these shores and by my reckoning this was the fifth London … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BLACK CIRCLES – From The Top

        The Black Circles [Release date 16.03.15] The Blues is the blues whether you come from the deep-south or from Warrington in the North West of the UK. The Black Circles prove the point. Their debut 4 … Continue reading

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Album review: RAVEN – ExtermiNation

Raven

SPV www.spv.de [Released 27.04.15] It is no secret that I love the legendary NWOBHM band Raven. They have been a constant favorite of mine for the better part of my life. When I learned that they were crowd funding their … Continue reading

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Quick plays: NO POWER NO CROWN, THE FIFTH, DOGBANE

NO POWER NO CROWN – Be Peace…Or Else Steve Coleman, guitarist/singer/writer for No Power No Crown, has been pursuing me for while to check them out live. NPNC is a band based out of Charlotte NC and since I am … Continue reading

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Album review: KYLE GASS BAND

SPV www.spv.de [Released 27.04.15] Kyle Gass is one half of Tenacious D, the other half being Jack Black. This is Kyle striding out on his own, with the help of a hand picked bunch of fellow musicians. It will come … Continue reading

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News: THE DARKNESS, LEMMY, TRIXTER – Sunday 26 April 2015

Motorhead - Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

The Darkness drummer Emily Dolan Davies has left the band, after only joining the band in March. Iron Savior release ‘Live At The Final Frontier’ in June on AFM Records. Soulfly release their new album ‘Archangel’ in August on Nuclear … Continue reading

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Album review: DENNIS CHURCHILL DRIES – I

Dennis Churchill Dries I

AOR Heaven [Released 01.06.15] Vocalist/bassist Dennis Churchill Dries (DCD) is known to lovers of melodic rock as the vocalist in White Sister and their successor band Tattoo Rodeo. White Sister issued two immense melodic rock/AOR albums in the 80′s and … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGIC KINGDOM – Savage Requiem

MAGIC KINGDOM – Savage Requiem

AFM Records [release date 20.03.15] Take the band name (Magic Kingdom) and throw in an excellent cover featuring a fire breathing dragon and you just know what “Savage Requiem” is going to sound like…Rhapsody of Fire on steroids comes fairly … Continue reading

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Gig review: MONUMENT AND OUTLOUD, Barfly, Camden, London- 17 April 2015

The contrasting styles of Monument and Outloud have combined for what by all accounts has been a successful tour and a good value double bill, but at their London show at the Barfly not all went to plan. One of … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE GENTLE STORM – The Relentless Garage, London, 23 April 2015

Support Acts: Stream Of Passion Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis It was twenty years ago that the Rutten brothers decided to entrust the young and up-and-coming Anneke van Giersbergen with the position behind then mike … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AXEL RUDI PELL, FREEDOM CALL, DANIELZ

AXEL RUDI PELL & FRIENDS – Magic Moments 25th Anniversary Special Show SPV www.spv.de (3CD/3DVD/Blu-Ray) [Released 27.04.15] This was a special one-off concert filmed and recorded back in July 11th 2014 at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival to celebrate German … Continue reading

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Gig review: RENAISSANCE – The Citadel, St.Helens, 24 April 2015

RENAISSANCE - The Stables, Wavendon, 14 April 2015

If this short and sweet tour was bookended by a couple of false starts, it demonstrated the  easy charm of the bandleader.  “Is there anyone here from Bolton?” she enquired as she marked time.  “Is there anyone who went to … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CRUNCH – Brand New Brand

Cargo records [release date: 30.04.15] With this second outing, The Crunch has become a bit more than a side project for a bunch of seasoned punk stalwarts who only got together for a book launch. Headline tours, film premieres and … Continue reading

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