Monthly Archives: October 2020

News – BLACKMORE’S NIGHT, H.E.A.T., ORANGE GOBLIN (November 2020)

Blackmore

Blackmore’s Night (pictured above) release a festive themed four song EP ‘Here We Come A-Caroling’ on December 4 via earMUSIC. The same label release the band’s new studio album ‘Nature’s Light’ next spring. Lizzy Borden releases ‘Best of Lizzy Borden, … Continue reading

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DVD review: RONNIE WOOD – Somebody Up There Likes Me

RONNIE WOOD - Somebody Up There Likes Me

Eagle Vision [Release date 27.08.20] In essence “Somebody Up There Likes Me” is a film telling the story of the remarkable career of Ronnie Wood, however, it is much more than that. In the film Wood says that in his … Continue reading

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Album review: GIANT – Last Of The Runaways, DAMN YANKEES – Don’t Tread (Remasters)

GIANT - Last Of The Runaways

Rock Candy Records [Release date 02.10.20] GIANT – Last Of The Runaways In the music world, Dann Huff is best known for his success as a multi award winning Country Music producer/ guitarist and songwriter. But for Melodic Rock fans, … Continue reading

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Album review: PRIDE OF LIONS- Lion Heart

Pride Of Lions- Lionheart

Frontiers Records (Release Date 09.10.20) Approaching 70, maestro songwriter and Survivor founder member Jim Peterik is showing no signs of slowing down. After last year’s World Stage release with a star studded casts of guest vocalists, and co-writing much of … Continue reading

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Album review: MALIBOOZ – QE2

MALIBOOZ - QE2

Red Steel Music [Release date 30.10.20] Malibooz is John Zambetti and Walter Egan. Their individual and collective pedigrees are incontestable. Their songs have been used multiple times in movies, including “Catch Me If You Can” and “I Robot”. The music … Continue reading

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Album review: MUDDY MANNINEN – River Flows

Muddy Manninan - River Flows

Presence Records [Release date 23.10.20] Muddy Manninen’s ‘River Flows’ is an aptly titled album that has a sense of time, space and just like the name of his label, presence. It’s an album that drips with feel, experience and at … Continue reading

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Album review: NINE BELOW ZERO – Live At Rockpalast 1981 & 1996

MiG Records [Release date 30.10.20] As a late comer to the Nine Below Zero party having only caught them live in the last couple of years at the Butlins Rock and Blues Festival, this set is the ideal package to … Continue reading

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Album review: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – A Decade Of Destruction Vol. 2

Better Noise Music [Release date 09.10.20] This album is the second ‘greatest hits’ package that FFDP have released following on from Volume 1 back in 2017. It has proved to be a very aptly timed release as it neatly rounds … Continue reading

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EP Review: NUCLEAR POWER TRIO – A Clear And Present Rager

Metal Blade Records [ 30.10.20] Forget G20 summits or G7’S for that matter, where better for three world leaders to meet up but in a recording studio in Colorado. The premise of this EP is that Donald Trump (guitar), Vladimir … Continue reading

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Album review: PROCOL HARUM – Something Magic

PROCOL HARUM – Something Magic

Cherry Red/Esoteric Recordings [Release Date 30.10.20] Procol Harum certainly needed to spin a spell or two after new US producers, Ron and Howie Albert, threw out half the songs they’d written for “Something Magic”, their 9th album. This was 1977. … Continue reading

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Album review: SILVERA – Edge Of The World

Mighty Music [Release date 16.10.20] With worldwide lockdowns and the inability to get out on tour many bands over the last few months have taken to the studio as a refuge from the real world. As a result of this … Continue reading

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Album review: DGM – Tragic Separation

DGM – Tragic Separation

Frontiers [Release date 09.10.20] Tenth album from Italian Prog Metallers, DGM. In which they examine the notion that the journey (of life) is more important than the destination. With all of the tracks, there’s a direct correlation between the events … Continue reading

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DVD review: ICON – Music Through the Lens

ICON - Music Through the Lens

Sky Arts from 06/11/20 Think of all the iconic music images you have enjoyed, think of those which are both timeless and yet capture a moment in time and this new six-part Sky series ICON – Music Through the Lens … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE DARKER MY HORIZON – Dirty Rockers, Dudley, Saturday 24 October 2020

TDMH Dudley 1

Rock lives, music lives but only if we support it – our small music venues are on there knees trying to survive and actually attending this gig, nearly broke this rock chick’s heart for a number of reasons….. I have … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LIVESAYS – The Rhythm of Love and Dysfunction

THE LIVESAYS – The Rhythm of Love and Dysfunction

Website [Release date 20.09.20] The Livesays are a five-piece rock band fronted by the band’s namesake singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay, who spent 12 years performing, recording and touring with E-Streeter Clarence Clemons’ band Temple of Soul. Drummer Howard Goldberg was a … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM’S CURSE – What The Ancients Knew About Us

ADAM’S CURSE - What The Ancients Knew About Us

Bad Reputation [Release date 10.11.20] Adam’s Curse is a new band formed by ex-Glyder guitarist, singer and songwriter Bat Kinane. Glyder released five albums in the noughties and toured around Europe sharing stages with the likes of Metallica, Thin Lizzy … Continue reading

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EP review: MADRE SUN – The Speed of Light

MADRE SUN – The Speed of Light

Facebook [Release date24.07.20] Madre Son was formed by brothers Eduardo (bass, vocals) and Matt Cavina (guitar), along with guitarist Tyson Schenker (son of Michael). They are joined on the EP by drummer Flipi Stipp. They certainly have rock pedigree and … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUE OYSTER CULT – The Symbol Remains

BLUE OYSTER CULT – The Symbol Remains

Frontiers [Release date 09.10.20] Born of the time of Covid, Blue Oyster Cult’s first album in 20 years, “The Symbol Remains”, announces the band as born again survivors. And indeed survivors who, thank god, haven’t neglected entertainment for the sake … Continue reading

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Album review: STARDUST – Highway To Heartbreak

STARDUST – Highway To Heartbreak

Frontiers [Release date 09.10.20] Debut album from (very) talented newcomers, Stardust. In the world inhabited by melodic rock fans, very good pastiches of Eighties’ AOR get the utmost respect. The era’s distinctively polished, precision calibrated, hook heavy hard rock is … Continue reading

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Album review: THE COMPULSIONS – Ferocious

THE COMPULSIONS - Ferocious

Indie  [Release date 13.11.20] The Compulsions have a long pedigree of fine musicians from the likes GnR to the New York Dolls to Bowie, and it shows – this is rock n roll at its finest and the album proves … Continue reading

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