Monthly Archives: August 2015

Album review: W ANGEL’S CONQUEST – Taste Of Life

W ANGEL’S CONQUEST – Taste Of Life

Ferrum [Release date 08.06.15] This is the 5th album release from W Angel’s Conquest, Ukraine’s oldest power metal outfit apparently, I will take their word for that. Formed back in 1996 by guitarist W Angel this album is being hailed … Continue reading

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Album review: GHOST – Meliora

GHOST – Meliora

Spinefarm [Release date 21.08.15] Ghost have always been a bit of a Marmite band, people tend to love or hate them. I first encountered the band a few years ago supporting Trivium and having seen the pictures and the image, … Continue reading

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Album review: MOTORHEAD – Bad Magic

MOTORHEAD – Bad Magic

UDR [Release date 28.08.15] When I reviewed the last Motorhead album ‘Aftershock’ a couple of years back I did think that it was going to be the band’s swansong due to Lemmy’s ongoing health issues. Lemmy though has stuck two … Continue reading

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Album review: CONSTANCIA – Final Curtain

CONSTANCIA – Final Curtain

MelodicRock Records [Release date 10.07.15] Swedish melodic rock band Constancia are back with their sophomore album ‘Final Curtain’ a full 6 years after their debut ‘Lost and Gone’ was released back in 2009. The band was formed back in 2007 … Continue reading

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Album review: PALACE OF THE KING – White Bird/Burn the Sky

http://www.palaceofthekingmusic.com/ Let’s just cut to the chase – this is indeed yet another darn good album from down under – Aussie rockers, Palace of the King’s’ debut full album “White Bird/Burn The Sky” gets a very strong 4 out of … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DELTA SAINTS – Bones

THE DELTA SAINTS - Bones

earMUSIC/Loud And Proud Records [Release date 04.09.15] Nashville-based The Delta Saints’ new album Bones, strips the band’s roots/blues sound down to its essence, blending rock ‘n’ roll, country, R&B, soul and gospel, exploring territory not unfamiliar with that trodden by … Continue reading

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DVD review: STEVE HACKETT – The Man, The Music

STEVE HACKETT The Man The Music

Wienerworld [Release date 07.09.15] He may not be the most charismatic of narrators, but this documentary about the life and career of Steve Hackett – running out at a very generous 140 minutes – leaves no stone unturned from his … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE GRAHAMS, MAURA KENNEDY, GILLIAN GLOVER

THE GRAHAMS Glory Bound

THE GRAHAMS Glory Bound 12 South Records [Release date 02.10.15] Husband and wife Americana duo Alyssa and Doug Graham follow up their 2013 debut Riverman’s Daughter with the dual release of their studio album Glory Bound, and Rattle The Hocks … Continue reading

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News: MAGGIE BELL, KEVIN GODLEY interview features – Sunday 23 August 2015

Maggie Bell

On Sunday 23 August, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio chats to two influential artists, but with widely differing musical styles. Maggie Bell has been described as “the UK’s Janis Joplin’ and she lent her gritty, soulful vocal to influential blues … Continue reading

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Album review: GREG LAKE – London ’81

GREG LAKE - London

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 21.08.15] Now here’s an interesting find from the back pages of Greg Lake’s illustrious career.  Recorded in 1981 with Gary Moore on guitar it is more than just a curios.  Two years after ELP split, … Continue reading

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News: BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY, RATM, UGLY KID JOE – Wednesday 19th August 2015

Rage Against The Machine will release a DVD, ‘Live At Finsbury Park’, on October 16th. Candlebox have signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and will release their new studio album in early 2016. UGLY KID JOE will release a new … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MOLTEN TRAIL, FOREST FIELD, MURDER MY SWEET, THIRD LUNG

MOLTEN TRAIL - Striving For The Sky

MOLTEN TRAIL – Striving For The Sky Defox/Heart Of Steel Circles This is the project of Lithuanian keyboard maestro Vytautas Diskevicius, who has been playing and performing in Lithuania and this includes being part of former Uriah Heep vocalist John … Continue reading

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EP reviews: EMPIRE OF FOOLS, CITY OF THIEVES, SPARK THE SAIL

EMPIRE OF FOOLS – Devil Inside (Mini-album) This is a very impressive debut mini-offering from Devon-based Empire of Fools – and I often shudder when I hear the term “melodic rock” because that genre includes Styx and Styx were fodder … Continue reading

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EP review: VOODOO VEGAS – Hypnotise

VOODOO VEGAS - Hypnotise

www.voodoovegas.com [Release date 12.10.15] I had all the members of Voodoo Vegas stay at my place once before playing a local festival and after they had drunk all the beer, wine, mosquito cream and a couple of cans of lawnmower … Continue reading

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Album review: IMMENSION – In Vain

IMMENSION – In Vain

Self Release (Release date 15.06.15) Hailing from the steeltown of Sheffield seems somewhat apt as Immension are all about the metal. The trio sound as if they have been raised on a diet of Metallica, Trivium and In Flames to … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL QUEST – The Tale Of Man

ROYAL QUEST – The Tale Of Man

Self Release ( Release date 22.05.15) This concept album is the brain child of guitarist and vocalist Yiannis Androulakakis and bass player Dennis Bekatoros and has been many years in the making. The two got together in 1999 and planned … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT CRAY – 4 Nights of 40 Years Live

ROBERT CRAY – 4 Nights of 40 Years Live

Mascot [Release date 04.09.15] In an age where volume, speed and showmanship dominate, Robert Cray is here to remind us of the value of heartfelt lyrics, a resonant tone and a soulful singer’s ability to explore every nuance of the … Continue reading

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News: VOODOO VEGAS, THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, MUTE GODS – Thursday 13th August 2015

Alice Cooper - Cropredy 2013

Voodoo Vegas release a new EP ‘Hypnotise’ on October 12th. It can be pre-ordered here. Status Quo bassist John ‘Rhino’ Edwards will release his second solo album, ‘Rhino’s Revenge II’, on October 23rd via Molano Music. The Mute Gods is … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOCK’S BEARD – The Oblivion Particle

SPOCK

Inside Out [Release date 21.08.15] The second studio album to feature vocalist Ted Leonard (Enchant) and drummer Kimmy Keegan, the band’s twelfth studio album overall, and one of their more instantly accessible albums of recent years. There is the lead … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – The Vinyl Collection 1972-1980

STATUS QUO - The Vinyl Collection 1972-1980

Universal [Release date 14.08.15] If  classic Status Quo were personified by denim rather than leather, they were also defined by vinyl rather than CD.  It may be somewhat bizarre that 40 plus years after the original release of the earliest … Continue reading

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