Monthly Archives: August 2016

Album review: ANTOINE FAFARD – Sphere

Antoine Fafard - Sphere

Timeless Momentum [Release date 01.09.16] From the purposeful opening of ‘Renaissance Man’ – Gary Husband’s introductory synth and bristling drums lock in with Antoine Fafard’s fretless bass and guitarist Jerry De Villiers Jr.’s sonorous theme – we’re quickly into tension … Continue reading

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EP review: RANDOM CONFLICT – Black List

After nearly three decades of an on and off existence the band Random Conflict are finally starting to get some recognition and respect. Sole original member Bill Reeves has watched as his band has gone through countless line-up changes, an … Continue reading

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News: JUDIE TZUKE – Tour dates and radio interview (September 2016)

JUDIE TZUKE - The Met, Bury, 12 November 2015

David Randall first chatted to Judie Tzuke in April 2010. His latest interview formed part of a two-hour special broadcast on 4 September 2016 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. Part 2 is also available via our Mixcloud page. More … Continue reading

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Gig review: WEYFEST- Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey, 19-21 August 2016

Weyfest celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Rural Life Centre, a rustic setting that suits its ambience as one of the more laid back of festivals. Situated on the Surrey/Hampshire borders in what was once known as the stockbroker belt, … Continue reading

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Interview: ERIK NORLANDER

 Erik Norlander has just released his latest album, ‘Surreal’ and here he talks about the stories behind the music, along with Last In Line who he recently joined… Could you take us through the songs on your new album ‘Surreal’? … Continue reading

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News: SARI SCHORR – Album, UK Tour, Interview (August 2016)

Sari Schorr

New York-based singer songwriter Sari Schorr releases her debut album via Manhaton Records on 2 September.  Sari plays the Colne R&B Festival on 29 August followed by extensive UK tour dates. ‘A Force Of Nature’ is produced by blues veteran … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVON ALLMAN – Ride Or Die

DEVON ALLMAN – Ride Or Die

Ruf [Release date 16.09.16] ‘Ride Or Die’ is a proud statement of just who Devon Allman is. He’s a southern rocker with a wide musical outlook who over the last decade has carved out his own rootsy niche. ‘Ride Or … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – FEAR

The Best of 2016

This hour special was broadcast in the first hour of David Randall’s weekly show ‘Assume The Position’ on Sunday 18 September at 22:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. More information earMUSIC [Release date 23.09.16] Is it really nearly … Continue reading

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Album review: TODD RUNDGREN – An Evening With Todd Rundgren (Live At The Ridgefield)

TODD RUNDGREN - An Evening With Todd Rundgren (Live At The Ridgefield)

Purple Pyramid Records [Release date 26.08.16] CD/DVD With a Todd Rundgren live album, as with any tour, it’s all about the set list.  Will it include the “hits”, more recent stuff, or something more obscure?  Will Todd play electric guitar?  … Continue reading

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Gig review: MIGHTY MO ROGERS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 25 August 2016

Relache Festival

Picture the scene, its 38c – that’s 100 degrees fahrenheit, though it’s mercifully cooler in the shade – and septuagenarian blues man Mighty Mo Rogers is holding court in front of a big crowd in Square Dom Bedos. In the … Continue reading

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Album review: GENERAL GREED – Rectifying For Justice

GENERAL GREED – Rectifying For Justice

Mountain Side Records [Release date 08.04.16] Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the best. Far too often people overcomplicate matters and turn straight forward situations into major dramas. General Greed approach their music with a similar outlook, … Continue reading

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Album review: TOXICROSE – Total Tranquility

City Of Light Records [Release date 16.05.16 ] Toxicrose hail from Stockholm in Sweden and were formed back in 2010. Melodic metal is the order of the day here, sound wise the band remind me of Black Veil Brides but … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DEVILS MUSIC – The Devils Music

THE DEVILS MUSIC – The Devils Music

Coffee Jingle Records [Release date 02.09.16] There is an old saying that you should never judge a book by its cover. The same can be said for review CD’s, take this release for example, a copied CD with hand written … Continue reading

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Album review: STORMTROOPER – Pride Before A Fall (The Lost Album)

STORMTROOPER – Pride Before A Fall (The Lost Album)

Bristol Archive Records [Release date 19.08.16] This album dates back to the glory days of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal when so many great rock bands emerged on the UK scene. Some went on to worldwide fame and … Continue reading

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Album review: SARI SCHORR – A Force Of Nature

SARI SCHORR – A Force Of Nature

This interview was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 28 August 2016.  Pete Feenstra chatted to Sari Schorr about her music and played tracks from her debut album. More information Manhaton [Release date 02.09.16] ‘A Force Of … Continue reading

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News: WINTERSTORM – Troon rocks in November with FM, Ricky Warwick, Last In Line and more

Winterstorm - Troon, Scotland, November 2016

On Sunday 21 August, in his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall previewed the Winterstorm event playing tracks by some of the artists appearing including Tygers of Pan Tang and FM.  (20:09) Troon’s only real rock … Continue reading

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Album review: SESSION AMERICANA with Jefferson Hamer – Great Shakes

 SESSION AMERICANA with Jefferson Hamer - Great Shakes

[Release date 14.10.16] Session Americana are a Boston area collective formed in 2003 with six previous releases and a significant number of local area nominations and awards.  And while guitarist/ singer Jefferson Hamer has been an integral part of the … Continue reading

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Album review: FAVNI – Windswept

FAVNI - Windswept

[Release date 20.05.16] With a name change from Fauns (primarily because of the clash with the British band The Fauns) marking the introduction of new electric guitarist Thomas Glase and vocalist, flautist and fiddler Kirsten Middeke, this five-piece from Berlin … Continue reading

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Album review: BURNT BELIEF – Emergent

BURNT BELIEF - Emergent

Alchemy Records [Release date 09.09.16] I must be getting old; from the opening chords of ‘The Bubble Bursts’ the lead track on an album featuring Porcupine Tree bassist and founder member  Colin Edwin I was sucked in.  Recalling the fusion … Continue reading

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Album review: JULIAN SAS – Coming Home

Julian Sas - Coming Home

Cavalier [Release date 18.03.16] ‘Coming Home’ is an aptly titled,  solid rock-blues album with southern rock edges and spiritual references. It incorporates Holland’s leading rock-blues guitarist Julian Sas’s penchant for gritty vocals, evocative guitar playing and anthemic blues balladry. It … Continue reading

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Gig review: KYLA BROX – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 17 August 2016

KYLA BROX – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 17 August 2016

There’s a lot to be said for mixing genres on a festival bill, as it provides contrast, dynamism and even brings in a different crowd during the course of 5 hours or more, of rock/blues related music. Tonight’s bill of … Continue reading

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Gig review: EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 18 August 2016

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux 18 Aug 2016

They came, they saw, they waited for the sun to go down and then they finally conquered! Eddie & The Hot Rods didn’t so much tear Bordeaux apart, as gently give it a poke in the ribs to remind a … Continue reading

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Album review: SABATON – The Last Stand

Nuclear Blast [Release date 19.08.16] Sabaton are a new band to these ears, although I have read about them previously and their stage show which is slightly OTT at times. Their new album focuses as the title suggests on famous … Continue reading

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EP reviews: METAL ALLEGIANCE, LOVE/LESS, INTO THE FIRE

METAL ALLEGIANCE – Fallen Heroes Nuclear Blast [Release date 12.08.16] Metal Allegiance is a metal supergroup whose current line-up includes Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy and Mike Menghi. This three song EP pays tribute to the recent … Continue reading

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News: JOHN VERITY UK dates and interview (August 2016)

John Verity

On Sunday 14 August, John Verity was special guest in The Pete Feenstra Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. More information John Verity began his music career in the early 1960′s, supported Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in the … Continue reading

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