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Album review: AYREON – Transitus

AYREON - Transitus

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 25.09.20] Ayreon’s latest album comes complete with the book and vinyl offerings accompanied by a 28 page graphic novel illustrated by Felix Vega. It’ll see Arjen Lucassen, Dutch songwriter, singer, musician and record producer, tackle … Continue reading

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Album review: LOUISIANA’S LE ROUX – One Of Those Days

Louisiana Le Roux - One Of Those Days

Gulf Coast [Release date 24.07.20] In keeping with the gumbo tradition of Louisiana cuisine, Louisiana Hall Of Fame inductees Le Roux’s brand new album ‘One Of Those Days’ is a musical hotch-potch of all that’s good about Louisiana roots music and … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – New York Live

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS - New York Live

Angel Air Records [Release date 21.08.20] This album is the last official live recording for the band with Barry Masters on vocals. Barry was a fixture in the Hot Rods from the beginning back in 1975 and until his death … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION – Sand & Stone

The Chris Bevington Organisation - Sand & Stone

Self release  [Release date 18.07.20] The Chris Bevington Organisation’s fourth album ‘Sand & Stone’ is a booming, gospel tinged, big band blues-rock outing.  And while the songs are written by guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and vocalist /multi instrumentalist Scott Ralph, it’s … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL SABU – Heartbreak & Only Child

ONLY CHILD

Rock Candy Records Remasters [Release date 07.08.20] From the moment he burst onto the disco music scene in the late seventies, the legend that is Paul Sabu has been inundated with accolades… “best this…”, “best that…”, but he never truly … Continue reading

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Album review: JD SIMO – JD Simo

JD Simo by JD Simo

Crows Feet Records Inc [Release date 21.08.20] For some folks, Acid rock never really went out of fashion, it was simply subjugated into a supporting role for other genres. JD Simo may well buy into that theory, as his self-titled … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Sola Gratia

NEAL MORSE - Sola Gratia

Inside Out [Release date 11.09.20] Neal Morse hardly seems to be out of the studio, with a covers collection released in the summer under the Morse Portnoy George handle, and last year he released the ambitious double album ‘Jesus Christ: … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PETAL FALLS – Workin’ All Night Workin’ All Day

THE PETAL FALLS - Workin' All Night Workin' All Day

Rock Avenue Records [Release date 31.07.20] This is my new favourite album of 2020, by UK band, The Petal Falls “Workin’ All Night Workin’ All Day” and if the impressive production is anything to go by, this band most certainly has … Continue reading

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Album review: ROACHFORD – Twice In A Lifetime

ROACHFORD - Twice In A Lifetime

BMG [Release date 11.09.20] Anyone who can stay the distance in the fickle UK music business deserves considerable recognition and with 32 years under his belt, Andrew Roachford MBE is due his flowers. Originally operating as a band, “Roachford” achieved … Continue reading

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Gig review: COLLATERAL – Leo’s, The Red Lion, Gravesend, Friday 4 September 2020

Collateral at Leo

After months of musical isolation, what could be better than stumbling on a gig when you least expect it and then re-discovering a stellar band on the rise. They say momentum is everything in rock music, and Collateral aren’t about … Continue reading

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Album review: TWISTER- Cursed and Corrected

TWISTER- Cursed and Corrected

Off Yer Rocka Recordings: Release Date 13.11.20 Young North-Easterners Twister looked to have been building a name for themselves prior to lockdown with some high profile support slots and winning a Hard Rock Hell Battle of the Bands competition, so … Continue reading

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Album review: JIM KIRKPATRICK – Ballad of a Prodigal Son

JIM KIRKPATRICK – Ballad of a Prodigal Son

Pete Feenstra chatted to Jim Kirkpatrick for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio playing tracks from the new album.  First broadcast 20 September 2020. US One Records [Release date 04.09.20] Whilst fellow FM member and vocalist Steve Overland channels his soul … Continue reading

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Album review: DARREN BLACK – Playing With The Truth

DARREN BLACK - Playing With The Truth

Independent [Release date 04.09.20] Darren Black’s “Playing With The Truth” is essentially a singer/songwriter/poet’s guide through the uncharted waters of a post truth, post pandemic, post Brexit Britain. Naturally, it moves forward into this landscape by looking back. The “band” … Continue reading

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Album review: KISS THE GUN – We See You

KISS THE GUN - We See You

KTG Records [Release Date 04.09.20] Kiss The Gun’s 2017 debut, “Nightmares” readily labelled them as ‘one to watch’. Much of the credit went to charismatic Georgian vocalist, Nadin Zakharian. She’s gone now, and has been replaced by Brit, Abigail Austin. … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot … CODE OF SILENCE – Dark Skies Over Babylon

CODE OF SILENCE - Dark Skies Over Babylon

Mausoleum Records (Europe) Rubicon (Japan) (2013) Described by GRTR! reviewer Alan Jones as ‘a truly genre-bending tour de force, which, whilst having melodic metal at its heart, makes frequent forays into the diverse worlds of progressive rock, heavy metal, shred … Continue reading

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Album review: RORY GALLAGHER – The Best Of

RORY GALLAHGER - The Best Of

UMC [Release date 07.10.20] Irish guitarist and vocalist Rory Gallagher is one of THE names in blues guitar; he was considered The Man by both Jimi Hendrix and Joe Bonamassa, no mean feat. Finding fame in the late 60s with … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Girls Go Power Pop!

VARIOUS – Girls Go Power Pop!

Big Beat/Ace [Release date 28.08.20] Ace (via their Big Beat imprint) follow 2019’s impressive “Come On Let’s Go” power pop collection with a new 25 tracker. This time, compiler Dave Burke varies the theme by focussing on female-fronted acts. As … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN NORUM – Total Control, Face The Truth, Another Destination (reissues)

JOHN NORUM - Total Control

Rock Candy Records Remasters [Release date 07.08.20] It’s always about timing, isn’t it? John Norum left Europe on the cusp of the band’s breakthrough in 1986. He was legally obliged to fulfil a 3 album contract with the label. These … Continue reading

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Album review: JEFFERSON STARSHIP – Mother of the Sun

JEFFERSON STARSHIP – Mother of the Sun

Golden Robot Records [Release date 21.08.20] Jefferson Starship release new music for the first time in 12 years, although it is only seven songs so not quite an album but maybe longer than an EP?! Jefferson Starship/Starship have been through … Continue reading

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News – KING CRIMSON, NEIL YOUNG, ULTRAVOX (September 2020)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

King Crimson release a 26-disc set, ‘The Complete 1969 Recordings’, through Panegyric on October 23. It features a brand new Dolby Atmos mix by Steven Wilson of the band’s 1969 debut album ‘In The Court of the Crimson King’, and includes … Continue reading

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