Monthly Archives: August 2016

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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Album review: KARMAKANIC – Dot

KARMAKANIC – DOT

Inside Out – Out Now. Fans of Progressive Rock music really need not be told who Jonas Reingold is. Most of the bands that this tall and highly talented Swede has been involved in (see Kaipa, The Flower Kings, The … Continue reading

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Album review: HOUSE OF SHAKIRA – Sour Grapes

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - Sour Grapes

MelodicRock Records [Release date 26.08.16] Time doesn’t half fly as House Of Shakira have been around since 1991 and their classic ‘Lint’ album was released back in 1994 – every rock fan’s home should have a copy of that album … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CHANGE OF HEART, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE

CHANGE OF HEART - Last Tiger

CHANGE OF HEART – Last Tiger Escape Music [Release date 22.07.16] Change Of Heart first appeared back in 1998 and released their last album way back in 2005 ‘Truth Or Dare’. They are back with their polished Brit AOR/melodic rock … Continue reading

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Album review: BRIJITTE WEST & THE DESPERATE HOPEFULS – From NY With Love

BRIJITTE WEST & THE DESPERATE HOPEFULS - From NY With Love

www.pledgemusic.com Pledge Music is becoming the best way for bands to connect with fans and new album ‘From NY With Love’ from Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls is a great example of an album funded by the people who … Continue reading

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Album review: RUNNING WILD – Rapid Foray

RUNNING WILD – Rapid Foray

SPV Records [Release date 26.08.16] On paper, 2012 looked like a great year for Herr Rolf Kasparek. Thirty six months after having disbanded Running Wild, a band whose influence in Heavy Metal is both well recorded and fairly undeniable, the singer/guitarist … Continue reading

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Album review: DENIAL – No Comment

DENIAL - No Comment

Heaven and Hell Records [Release date 29.06.16] Old school Thrash Metal fans, especially those who are into finding those rare, obscure, and hard to find bands, need look no further for the coolest release of the year in this genre. … Continue reading

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Album review: ASSASSIN – License To Kill

ASSASSIN - License To Kill

Thanks to this little invention called the Internet I have managed to discover an amazing amount of music and bands – some of it stuff just hitting the shelves while others are items I’ve often heard or read about and … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ROGER ROGER

Roger Roger - Fairweather

ROGER ROGER  Fairweather Roger Roger?  Two for the price of one?  Well, almost as this Canadian folk/roots release features the Rogers twins Lucas and Madeline Roger. And in many ways it is an album of two parts with the songs … Continue reading

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Album review: BILL WYMAN/RHYTHM KINGS – The Best Of

The Best Of Bill Wyman and Bill Wyman

Edsel Records [Release date 29.07.16] Ask almost anyone to name three things about Bill Wyman, and the chances are you’ll get three of 1) Rolling Stone, 2) Mandy Smith, 3) (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star, and 4) Rhythm … Continue reading

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Album review: MEDEVIL – Conductor Of Storms

[Release date 26.08.16] I am a metalhead. There are no two ways to put it. I’ve been a rabid worshipper of all things metal for pretty much my whole life. I love damn near every sub genre of metal and … Continue reading

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Album review: 7HY – Stories We Tell

Lion’s Pride Music [Release date 19.08.16] When a band with history ends it is very tragic. Especially if the demise of that band involves an actual tragedy like illness or death. Under those circumstances a band is justified in moving … Continue reading

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Album review: PARADOX – Pangea

PARADOX – Pangea

AFM Records [Release date 03.06.16] German thrash band Paradox celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio “Pangea”. Surviving founding member Charly Steinhauer has been joined by an endless array of musicians since debut “Product of Imagination” … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – …Very ‘eavy … Very ‘umble/Anthology

URIAH HEEP - ...Very

BMG [Release date 16.09.16] Uriah Heep were to a large extent defined by their early 1970s albums  – the 1970 debut, ‘Salisbury’ (1971) and – moreover – ‘Demons And Wizards’.  Over the next twelve months or so a new reissue … Continue reading

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Album review: EVERGREY – The Storm Within

EVERGREY - The Storm Within

AFM Records [Release date 09.09.16] Evergrey very nearly called it a day a few years back but they regrouped with drummer Jonas Ekdahl and guitarist Henrik Danhage rejoining the band. 2014′s ‘Hymns For The Broken’ was a real return to … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DARKER MY HORIZON – No Superhero

THE DARKER MY HORIZON - No Superhero

Broken Road Records [Release date 22.07.16] The Darker My Horizon (TDMH) have been busy since releasing their enjoyable debut album ‘Acquiesce’ last year, including supporting Nazareth (twice), Geoff Tate’s Operation:Mindcrime and US AOR legend Terry Brock (Strangeways). The line-up is … Continue reading

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