Monthly Archives: December 2019

News: 2019: A Year in Rock as seen and heard by the Get Ready to ROCK! reviewers and photographers

Stonedeaf 2019

Get Ready to ROCK! has published its annual photographic review of the year. The website’s gig reviews feature a wide range of activity from heaving stadia to less populated village halls. Says Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie: “As with our end … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKBIRD & CROW – Ailm

BLACKBIRD & CROW - Ailm

M.I.G. Music [Release date 24.01.20] Blackbird & Crow are the duo of Maighread Ní Ghrásta and Stephen Doohan, who released their debut album ‘Shock Shatter Convince’ in 2017. Maighread wrote the majority of the lyrics which cover themes of abuse, … Continue reading

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Album review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – From Out Of Nowhere

JEFF LYNNE

Big Trilby/Colombia Records [Release date 01.11.19] Since relaunching ELO back in 2014 Jeff Lynne’s ELO have completed sell out world tours, been inducted to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and 2015’s comeback ‘Alone In The Universe’. Despite the … Continue reading

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Album review: EDGE OF FOREVER – Native Soul

EDGE OF FOREVER - Native Soul

Frontiers [Release date 06.12.19] Edge Of Forever are back with their first album in nine years. They still feature founding member, producer, singer and keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (who has been very busy in the interim as Frontiers ‘go to’ … Continue reading

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Album review: MOB RULES – Beast Over Europe

MOB RULES - Beast Over Europe

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 13.09.19] Germany has long been a hotbed for rock and metal, with the Scorpions, Accept, Doro and Bonfire leading the way and the huge Waken Open Air festival bringing Teutonic thunder to the world. Celebrating their 25th … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Live In Rome 2013

DEEP PURPLE - Live In Rome 2013

Edel/Ear Music [Release date 06.12.19] This series continues and each release never fails to surprise and satisfy. Done in Official Bootleg style, you get a full an unadulterated concert that’s as well recorded as it is performed. A series to … Continue reading

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Album review: STORM FORCE – Age Of Fear

STORM FORCE - Age Of Fear

Escape Music [Release date 25.01.20] Storm Force hail from Canada and although a new band they have a familiar name in their ranks, Brighton Rock founder and guitarist Greg Fraser. Joining him are vocalist Patrick Gagliardi, drummer Brian Hamilton and … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAN REED NETWORK/GUN/FM – Waterfront, Norwich,14 December 2019

Three of the common sights of the 21st century concert scene are bands playing a classic album in its entirety; package tours bringing together acts with a complementary fanbase; and bands that we thought would never get back together again … Continue reading

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Gig review: ALTER BRIDGE – O2 Arena, London, 21 December 2019

Gig review: ALTER BRIDGE/Shinedown – O2 Arena, London, 21 December 2019

Oh, what to make of Shinedown. Despite their second-billing on this tour, the multi-million selling Floridian quartet smashed out their anthemic tunes to an enthusiastic O2 Arena. The music mostly went down well. My problem is Brent Smith’s grandstanding audience participation … Continue reading

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Album review: AUTUMN’S CHILD – Autumn’s Child

AUTUMN

AOR Heaven [Release date 31.01.20] With Last Autumn’s Dream on hiatus due to the band members’ various commitments, vocalist Mikael Erlandsson has put together Autumn’s Child, which is a bit of a Swedish melodic rock ‘supergroup’. Joining him are HEAT’s … Continue reading

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Album review: PRAYING MANTIS – Keep It Alive

PRAYING MANTIS - Keep It Alive

Frontiers [Release date 06.12.19] Formed in London in the mid 70s by the Troy brothers Tino (guitar) and Chris (bass), Praying Mantis were associated with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, but have always been at the more melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: JUNKYARD – Old Habits Die Hard

JUNKYARD - Old Habits Die Hard

Acetate Records USA [Release date 22.11.19] American rock band, Junkyard has had its share of lineup changes, but a solid core of David Roach, Patrick Muzingo and Todd Muscat has held the line since 1987. Co-founding member and Roach writing … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY PRICE– Dog Eat Dog

Billy Price - Dog Eat Dog

Gulf Coast records [Release date 02.08.19] Billy Price’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’ is a well crafted slice of contemporary soul. This is the  peerless soul singer’s 17th album and he surrounds himself with an intuitive band, a killer horn section and … Continue reading

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Gig review: SWEET – Islington Assembly Hall, London, 18 December 2019

SWEET- Islington Assembly Hall, London, 18 December 2019

After many years as strangers in their home country, Sweet have become a fixture since their well-received support slot to Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow at 2017’s Stone Free Festival. This is the third year running they have played a London show … Continue reading

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Album review: WORK OF ART – Exhibits

WORK OF ART- Exhibits

Release Date 8.11.19 It’s been five years since Work of Art’s third album ‘Framework’ was voted GRTR!’s melodic rock album of 2014, after which they went on an extended hiatus. However this welcome return has shown no change in philosophy … Continue reading

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Album review: ANVIL – Legal At Last

ANVIL - Legal At Last

AFM Records [Release date 14.02.20] It’s impossible not to love Anvil. Sure, prior to the 2008 ‘Anvil! The Story of Anvil’ documentary they were just scratching a living, playing anywhere and everywhere that would have them but that film was … Continue reading

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News: Top albums, live acts and breakthrough act named in popular poll (December 2019)

Steve Hackett - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 11 November 2019

In this two hour special, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 22 December, David Randall plays ‘The Best of 2019′ and announces the results of the popular poll. The results of the Best of 2019 Popular … Continue reading

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Gig review: CATS IN SPACE – The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 December 2019

CATS IN SPACE - The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 December 2019

As we near the end of 2019, and indeed another decade, Cats In Space should be cherished.  In fact, our year was bookended by the band, an appearance at Giants Of Rock in January and a “Christmas in Narnia” tour … Continue reading

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News: STONEDEAD FESTIVAL – Scottish hard rockers Gun added to line-up (29 August 2020) with Black Star Riders

Scottish rockers Gun have been added to the one-day Stonedead event, taking place 29 August at the Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire. They join headliners Black Star Riders with Terrorvision and Tyketto together with Kris Barras, Blaze Bayley and Tygers Of Pan … Continue reading

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News: RAMBLIN MAN FAIR announce more acts: LYNYRD SKYNYRD, CLUTCH headliners (17-19 July 2020)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Manchester Apollo, 22 April 2015

Ramblin Man Fair have announced further additions to the 2020 line-up.  The event takes place in Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, 17-19 July. Headlining on the main stage on Saturday 18th July will be Lynyrd Skynyrd (pictured). This show will be … Continue reading

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