SULPHER No One Will Ever Know SPV/Oblivion [Release date 31.08.18]

Suplher formed back in 2000 by vocalist/guitarist Rob Holliday (Marilyn Manson/The Prodigy) and drummer Steve Monti, who has worked with the likes of Gary Numan and the Jesus and the Mary Chain. Bassist Davey Bennett and guitarist Andy Spillane complete the line-up.

This album has been in the works since 2012 and the album has a theme running through it, that of relationships and this album mainly focuses on the negative aspects – not overly surprising given the industrial/alt rock on offer on this album.

Musically it recalls Depeche Mode and Paradise Lost (around the time of their ‘Host’ and ‘Believe In Nothing’ albums) on the more programmed/electronic songs like ‘Used’ and ‘Follow You Down’. Rob Holliday’s time spent on the Prodigy shows on the in your face ‘Take A Long Hard Look’. This one is whirl of aggressive vocals and buzzing guitars.

Sulpher will appeal to fans of the heavier end of Depeche Mode, latter day Gary Numan et al. Impressive for the most part and music delivered with passion. ***1/2

Review by Jason Ritchie

NIGHT DEMON Live Darkness SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 10.08.18]

Night Demon have been around since 2013 and they released their second album ‘Darkness Remains’ in April last year. Since then the three-piece trad metal band have been touring the US and Europe which is where this double live CD comes in. Looking a the inlay the band never seem to be off the road and have shows booked well into 2019.

Despite being a relatively new band, Night Demon love the classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal sound, in particular early Iron Maiden (although Night Demon only have one guitarist) and Saxon. They certainly play with passion, however after 23 songs it all gets a bit repetitive and as much as I love metal music, this is not an album I would be rushing to play again. I am sure live they would come into their element.

If classic NWOBHM is your bag Night Demon will be perfect for you. ***

Review by Jason Ritchie

DANIEL TRIGGER Right Turn MelodicRock Records [Release date 10.08.18]

Daniel Trigger has previously released three heavy rock albums under his own name, plus albums under the Trigger name. One thing that will surprise the listener is that Daniel hails from the Midlands in the UK and not the US as the music on here would suggest.

Bringing to mind Mitch Malloy (in his early years), Johnny Lima and late 80′s Bon Jovi, Daniel Trigger knows his way around a melodic tune and chorus. Lyrically he harks back to the glory days of melodic rock on ‘Days Gone By’. ‘Drive’ is a tune made for just that – top down on the car (or windows for most of us!) with this melodic rock gem blasting out on the speakers.

The faster paced songs work best like ‘Running Into The Wind’ with its rip roaring piano riff and the Stones vibe on ‘Rock N Roll Party’. The ballad ‘There In Your Heart’ is possibly the weakest song on the album, looking a little out of place with all the up tempo songs surrounding it.

Daniel Trigger will be a new name to many and he is worth listening to based on the melodic rock delights he has provided here. ***1/2

Review by Jason Ritchie

On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

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Power Plays w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)

COCO MONTOYA I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You (Alligator)
SKYFEVER Burning Hands (OTI Records)
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE High Shoulders Everywhere (indie)
MICHAEL J BOLTON Trans Lunar Injection (Market Square)

Featured Albums w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 STRANDED New Dawn (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 HOLLOW HAZE Between Wild Landscapes And Deep Blue Sea (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 SESSION AMERICANA North East (indie)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

BRIAN ROBERTSON – Diamonds And Dirt (2011)

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