Monthly Archives: May 2016

Interview: THE SENTON BOMBS

The Senton Bombs have released their latest album, ‘Mass Vendetta’, through 7Hard and here we catch-up with guitarist Damien Kage for more about the album and the band… How have the band changed musically since their inception back in 2004? … Continue reading

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Interview: JEM GODFREY of FROST*

Frost* release their new album ‘Falling Satellites’ on 27 May and here we catch-up with Jem Godfrey for more on the album, tour plans and the perils of ironing board keyboards… An obvious one maybe but why has the rather … Continue reading

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Gig review: BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LIMITS – 100 Club, London, 15 May 2016

BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LIMITS – 100 Club, London, 15 May 2016

In a world of unrelenting hype and instant downloads there’s something reassuring about seeing Big Boy Bloater at the 100 Club. Perhaps it’s the perfect match of an unpretentious artist holding court at a venue that has outlived just about … Continue reading

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Interview: MICHAEL STÜTZER – Artillery

Artillery recently released their newest album, Penalty by Perception. The Danish thrash metal band have been together since 1982 and from then out have released 7 other studio albums and embarked on various tours. Here Dillon Grant talks to Michael … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ANSWER – Rise 10th Anniversary Edition

THE ANSWER - Rise 10th Anniversary Edition

TAP Music [Release date 17.06.16] Amazing to think The Answer’s debut album was released 10 years ago and this double CD special edition is a must for fans, plus the album gets a proper vinyl release. I won’t review the … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM/Vega – Tramshed, Cardiff, 12 May 2016

MAGNUM - The Tramshed, Cardiff, 12 May 2016

The Tramshed is a newish venue for Cardiff and in a city in dire need for a decent venue of decent size it is more than welcome, and on walking in to the venue it is a refreshing change to … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE DOWLING POOLE – The Borderline, London, 14 May 2016

THE DOWLING POOLE - The Borderline, London, 14 May 2016

I last saw the Dowling Poole back in 2014 in acoustic mode and tonight they were playing in full electric band mode. The three full band gigs (tonight’s gig was the last of these – for now) nearly didn’t happen … Continue reading

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News: PANIC ROOM PledgeMusic Campaign and Weekend – May/June 2016

PANIC ROOM - The Citadel, St. Helens, 9 May 2015

On Sunday 15 May, David Randall from Get Ready to ROCK! Radio chatted to Anne-Marie Helder about the weekend event and PledgeMusic campaign.  (26:03)  The full version of this feature – with tracks from Panic Room and associated artists – … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE VIRGINMARYS – The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 8 May 2016

THE VIRGINMARYS - The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 8 May 2016

So on the hottest day of the year so far we headed to The Deaf Institute, Manchester for the first of the launch gigs for Divides the eagerly awaited follow up to King Of Conflict by indie rockers The Virginmarys. … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING/Dan Patlansky – Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

KING KING - Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

Tonight Manchester Club Academy played host to a great night of blues rock as King King kicked off their ‘Reaching For The Light’ tour which sees the band – led by the formidable Alan Nimmo – take their latest album … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUE OCTOBER – Home

BLUE OCTOBER - Home

Membran/Up & Down [Release date 20.05.16] Blue October return with their follow-up to 2003′s ‘Sway’, an album which made my top 5 albums of 2o13. So as you can expect I was looking forward to hearing this one, particularly as … Continue reading

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EP review: CIRCLE OF REASON – Faith or Theory

CIRCLE OF REASON - Faith or Theory

[Release date 27.05.16] Southampton quartet, Circle of Reason come racing out the blocks with their latest EP ‘Faith or Theory’. The 7 song release has been making waves already, being featured on Scuzz TV and Kerrang! TV. This has began … Continue reading

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News: TIM ARNOLD Scores Single For New Iggy Pop Film

‘Money Kills Love’ is the new single from UK solo artist Tim Arnold. The track is taken from forthcoming movie Blood Orange starring Iggy Pop, for which Arnold also wrote and produced the theme music. The movie will be screened … Continue reading

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Album review: BARENAKED LADIES – BNL Rocks Red Rocks

BARENAKED LADIES - BNL Rocks Red Rocks

Concord/Universal [Release date 20.05.16] Barenaked Ladies (BNL) are one of those bands I have heard the name and read the odd album review through the years, but never really heard anything by them. That will change after listening to this … Continue reading

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Album review: PJ FARLEY – Boutique Sound Frames

PJ FARLEY - Boutique Sound Frames

Melodic Rock Records [Release Date 20.05.16] Hot on the heels of Trixter’s acclaimed ‘Human Era’ album which was one of 2015’s unexpected treats, bassist PJ Farley has released his debut album,  although judging from an album cover in which his … Continue reading

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News: BLUE ÖYSTER CULT confirm London date on Friday 29th July

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT confirm London date on Friday 29th July

To mark the 40th anniversary since its original 1976 release on Columbia Records, the Long Island rockers Blue Öyster Cult will be jetting in from NYC to play their ‘Agents of Fortune’ album in full, plus a full set of powerful classics from … Continue reading

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Album review: FROST* – Falling Satellites

FROST* - Falling Satellites

Inside Out [Release date 27.05.16] This album has been a long time coming as the last Frost* album was 2008′s ‘Experiments In Mass Appeal’ and we even had Jem Godfrey announce the end of the band in 2011, only for … Continue reading

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Album review: STRATOVARIUS – Best Of

STRATOVARIUS - Best Of

earMUSIC [Release date 20.05.16] Stratovarius have been around since 1985 and have to date released 16 studio albums, so as you can imagine this 29 song best of will only touch on the band’s impressive musical output to date. The … Continue reading

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Album review: NEMESEA – Uprise

NEMESEA - Uprise

Napalm Records [Release date 29.04.16] You might be forgiven thinking that Dutch pop metallers Nemesea were new kids on the block out to steal Delain’s thunder.  But they have been around for at least 10 years although without their compatriots’ … Continue reading

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DVD review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – On A Mission – Live In Madrid

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – On A Mission - Live In Madrid

Inakustik [Release date 29.04.16] Over the past few years I have been championing the cause for Temple Of Rock to anyone who will listen. The band’s latest album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’ was my 2015 album of the year and … Continue reading

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