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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – The Night Siren

STEVE HACKETT – The Night Siren

Inside Out [Release date 24.03.17] Those who were lucky enough to call themselves Genesis fans back in 1977 would most certainly think that guitarist Steve Hackett had made the worst career decision of his life by leaving the ranks of … Continue reading

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Gig review: SABATON / ACCEPT – 117 Piraeus Academy, Athens, 8 March 2017

Twilight Force

European Power Metal has always enjoyed a healthy level of support in my home country but not even the most optimistic of music fans would expect that a venue as big as the Academy (can accommodate approximately 1600 people), of … Continue reading

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Album review: NOSOUND – Scintilla

Kscope [Release Date 2.9.16] Italian maestro Giancarlo Erra has been honing his craft under the Art/Progressive Rock moniker Nosound since 2002 and, according to the press release issued by the band’s current label Kscope, in studio album number six entitled “Scintilla”, … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – Transcendence

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT  – Transcendence

Inside Out [Release date 09.09.16] Innovative, daring, experimental, compositionally challenging, surprising, addictive…check any review for a Devin Townsend Project album, either online or in any of the specialized musical magazines which help promote our beloved music around the globe, and … 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: 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: SODOM – Decision Day

SPV [Release date 26.08.16] In their thirty five years of active existence, the Gelsenkirchen-based noisemakers Sodom have helped lay the foundations of the German Thrash Metal scene through sheer hard work and stubborn determination. An integral member of the “Big … Continue reading

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Album review: FATES WARNING – Theories Of Flight

FATES WARNING – Theories Of Flight

Century Media [Release date 1.07.16] Those of you who have been following Fates Warning’s career as closely as I do remember damn well the almost decade-long period we had to suffer until 2013’s “Darkness In A Different Light” finally saw … Continue reading

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Gig review: VARDIS & DIAMOND HEAD – Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, London, 18 July 2015

VARDIS  – Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, London, 18 July 2015

It’s been thirteen years since I started working for Get Ready to ROCK! and, during that time, I have had the pleasure of reviewing many London shows – yet, I have to admit that I didn’t know that the Bush … Continue reading

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Album review: TIM BOWNESS – Stupid Things That Mean The World

TIM BOWNESS – Stupid Things That Mean The World

Inside Out – Out Now. Musicians are truly unpredictable creatures! Take, for instance, British-born singer/songwriter Tim Bowness. Though a fairly active entity in the Progressive Rock scene, his valuable services provided to top-quality artists such as Robert Fripp, OSI and … Continue reading

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Interview: HENRIK DANHAGE (Evergrey) – June 2015

Henrik Danhage - Evergrey

Five years ago Progressive Power metallers Evergrey looked as if they were heading nowhere, their towering front man actually contemplating calling it quits. Today, however, things could not have been any different as the Gothenburg-based quintet is a well-oiled machine, … Continue reading

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Interview: DENIS “SNAKE” BELANGER (Voivod) – June 2015

Voivod

Few bands have created music that has had such a profound effect of me like that of the Canadian Progressive Thrashers Voivod, so arranging an interview with the band’s front man Denis “Snake” Belanger on the early evening of the … Continue reading

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Interview: ERIC A.K (Flotsam And Jetsam) – June 2015

Flotsam And Jetsam

Few bands who have been musically active for a good three decades can claim to have been as daring, innovative and talented as the Arizona Thrash Metalers Flotsam And Jetsam, and a lot of that has to do with the … Continue reading

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Gig review: EVERGREY – The Underworld, Camden, London, 20 June 2015

EVERGREY – The Underworld, Camden, London, 20 June 2015

My love affair with Progressive Power Metalers Evergrey began, as most love affairs tend to do, completely by accident. The year was 1999 and US legends Crimson Glory visited my native country Greece in order to promote their latest album … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVATAGE – Return To Wacken

SAVATAGE – Return To Wacken

EarMusic – Out Now For a band whose career never quite reached the commercial heights of giants like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, US Progressive Power Metalers Savatage have managed to achieve many great things since their inception … Continue reading

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Rock stars: ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN (The Gentle Storm) – interview, April 2015

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN

Polite, talkative, pleasant, full of positive energy…Anneke van Giersbergen is what most music journalists would describe as the perfect interviewee. Her passion for the music she’s involved in is such that getting her to talk about “The Diary”, her latest … Continue reading

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Gig review: VOIVOD – The Underworld, Camden, London, 20 May 2015

VOIVOD – The Underworld, Camden, London 20 May 2015

Support Acts: Krokodil, Desert Storm There are two types of bands in this world; those that you can do without and those that you cannot have enough of. Canadian Prog Thrashers Voivod do not simply fall onto the latter category … Continue reading

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Gig review: FLOTSAM & JETSAM – The Underworld, Camden, London, 18 May 2015

Support Acts: Bliksem, Desolator Monday evening gigs are events that I normally like the plague but, then again, it is not very often that you have a band like Flotsam and Jetsam visiting London for a show – especially one … Continue reading

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Album review: AGNOSTIC FRONT – The American Dream Died

Nuclear Blast – Out Now. Passion, power, honesty, integrity…these are all words which have characterised the attitude and ethos of the New York based Hardcore quintet Agnostic Front since that fateful day in early 1980, when guitarist Vinnie Stigma decided … Continue reading

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Interview with THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD (Kamelot) – March 2015

US Progressive Power Metallers Kamelot are a band close to my heart, my first contact with the band’s music having been back in 1999, via the mesmerising tunes of their fourth studio album “The Fourth Legacy”. Needless to say, conducting … Continue reading

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