News: POWERWOLF, TONY IOMMI, OPETH, TRIFECTA (April 2021)

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Lee Aaron will release her latest album, ‘Radio On!’, on June 18.

Chicago’s 1971 album ‘Chicago Live At Carnegie Hall’ gets a 19CD set, 50th anniversary release on July 9.

Focus release ‘Focus 50′, a 3CD/Blu-Ray package released on April 30 through In Focus Records/Cherry Red Records.

Hammer King will release their self-titled album through Napalm Records on June 11.

Tony Iommi is planning a Tony Martin era box set from Martin’s time fronting Black Sabbath.

Last In Line’s next studio album is pencilled in for a release in December.

30th anniversary edition of Mr. Big’s ‘Lean Into It’ (2CD/7″ single box set)album is released on July 16.

Ian Parry releases his latest album ‘Brute Force’ on June 4 via Metal Mind Productions.

Powerwolf (pictured above) will release their new album, ‘Call Of The Wild’, on July 9 via Napalm Records.

Staind hope to complete a new studio album this year. The band release a live album on May 7.

Sufjan Stevens has shared details of a new five-volume collection called ‘Convocations’. Stevens will release one volume of the album per week, with the whole collection released by May 6 via Asthmatic Kitty.

Trifecta – bassist and songwriter Nick Beggs, keyboardist Adam Holzman and drummer Craig Blundell – have signed to KScope and they plan to release their debut album later this year.

The Yardbirds’ 1966 self-titled album – commonly known as ‘Roger The Engineer‘ – will be reissued as a 3CD/2LP+7” box sets by Demon on May 28.

Upcoming (new releases)

News - Tours and Gigs

Rescheduled UK & Ireland tour dates:

the Damned (Jul 2021 to Feb 2022), Guns ‘N’ Roses (Jun 2021 to Jun 2021), Jessica Lynn (May 2021 to May 2022), Opeth (Oct 2021 to Nove 2022), Therapy? (Oct/Nov 2021 to Feb/Mar 2022), Uriah Heep (Sep/Oct 2021 to Sep/Oct 2022),

Cancelled UK & Ireland tour dates:

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

Rescheduled US & European tour dates:

Guns ‘N’ Roses (Jun/Jul 2021 to Jun/Jul 2021), Judas  Priest (May/Jun 2021 to May/Jun 2022), Opeth (Oct/Nov 2021 to Nov 2022),

Cancelled US & European tour dates:

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

UK Festivals 2021

Cornbury festival has been postponed for the second year running and will now take place next year between 8-10 July 2022.

Gun have announced a UK tour for December.

Alestorm and Gloryhammer tour the UK together in November.

Other Stuff

The Royal Albert Hall will host a series of celebrations to mark the venue’s 150th anniversary this year.

Dave Grohl has a book ‘The Storyteller’ published on October 5 by Simon & Schuster. “From my early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, as seen and heard from behind the microphone.”

Guitarist Zak Rizvi has left Kansas to pursue new projects.

News - RIP

Malcolm Cecil, engineer, producer, and synthesizer pioneer, who worked with Stevie Wonder amongst others


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk Sunday 21 March 16:00 EST, 21:00 GMT

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David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 14 March 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 23 March 2021.


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ALTZI Point Of No Return (RA Music)
DIRTY LACES Breathe (Golden Robot Records)
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