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Album review: SHINING – Animal

SHINING - Animal

Spinefarm Records [Release date 19.10.18] Shining, who hail from Norway, have previously been known for extreme jazz metal, gaining many rave reviews and plaudits along the way. However, on this new album ‘Animal’, frontman Jørgen Munkeby commented, ”this new record is more … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Deluxe Editions – 1+9+8+2, Back To Back, In The Army Now, Ain’t Complaining

STATUS QUO - 1+9+8+2

earMUSIC [release date 17.08.18] These albums are the next in line to get the Deluxe Edition reissue treatment which covers the band’s output during the 1980’s. This was a period which saw band members come and go, the ‘End Of … Continue reading

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Album review: JON BUTCHER AXIS

 JON BUTCHER AXIS

Escape Music [Release date 19.01.18] If like me you were one of those who spent every fortnight reading Kerrang! and the Wimpwire column by Derek Oliver, Jon Butcher’s name came up quite often and indeed he got a feature in the AOR/melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: JAMES WARREN – Innocent Bystander

JAMES WARREN - Innocent Bystander

David Randall chatted to James Warren in June 2017 about his career.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 25 June 2017. Angel Air Records [Release date 13.10.17] It’s a good time at the moment for eighties-based music.  With … Continue reading

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Gig review: REWIND FESTIVAL – Scone Palace, Perth, 22 July 2017

REWIND FESTIVAL – Scone Palace, Perth, 22 July 2017

Although I am a rock fan through and through I have always had a sneaking love of all things 80’s. Being a teenager during the decade meant that although I was mastering in Iron Maiden and Saxon at the time … Continue reading

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Album review: MASSIVE WAGONS – Fight The System

Massive Wagons - Fight The System

      Off Yer Rocka  [Release date – out now] Fight The System is the debut album by Massive Wagons, a band who have, through hard work and relentless gigging, built up a healthy following and a great live … Continue reading

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EP review: BEGGARZ FIXX – Rouse The Rabble

BEGGARZ FIXX – Rouse The Rabble

Self Release  [Release date –08.09.14] Hmm, not too sure where to go with this EP. On the one hand the music is good, although nothing to write home about, think any second rate LA band from the late 80’s hair … Continue reading

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Album review: TEARS FOR FEARS – The Hurting (30th anniversary edition)

Universal (3CD/DVD set) A real treat for Tears For Fears fans as this four disc set contains a DVD of the band’s 1984 show at the Hammersmith Odean; the original album; a disc of BBC sessions and a disc of … Continue reading

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Album review: WANG CHUNG – Tazer Up!

Wang Chung - Tazer Up!

www.wangchung.com [Release date 03.06.13] Blimey here is a blast from the 80’s, a band I knew from the classic 80’s compilation album ‘American Heartbeat’ with their big hit ‘Dance Hall Days’ (although as one of my fellow melodic rock fans … Continue reading

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Album review: SATAN’S WRATH – Galloping Blasphemy

Metal Blade – Out Now. Classic, old-school, vintage, retro or whatever-else-you-want-to-call-it Metal has always been massively supported in Greece. I mean, this is the country whose fans covered all expenses themselves just to see bands like Omen and Manilla Road … Continue reading

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