Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

News: BLACK SABBATH – Ten Year War Box Set (September 2017)

BLACK SABBATH

Heavy metal legends release a limited edition vinyl box set on 29 September via BMG. ‘The Ten Year War’ brings together their eight Ozzy-fronted albums, plus many other rarities, all housed within exclusive artwork created by renowned street artist, graphic … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK SABBATH – 02 Arena, London, 31 January 2017

Black Sabbath - DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

Gloomy, doom-laden and portentous. And that was just the weather at North Greenwich station. A busker was smashing out ‘War Pigs’ in the ticket hall on his Gibson SG. Quite a crowd of gig-goers had gathered and he finished with … Continue reading

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Album review: DARIO MOLLO’S CROSSBONES – Rock The Cradle

DARIO MOLLO

Frontiers [Release date 02.12.16] Italian guitarist Dario Mollo, who started his career in 1981 with the everlasting Crossbones, has re-established his musical career with the band on his new album ‘Rock the Cradle’. Mollo, who has worked with Tony Martin … Continue reading

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News: Win AC/DC Book and Black Sabbath ‘Ultimate Collection’ (Competitions)

AC/DC - "In Full Flight"

“In Full Flight” is a limited edition 128 page photographic account of AC/DC during the years 1978-1982.  Covering the final months with Bon Scott and earliest times with Brian Johnson, the book also features relevant quotes from contemporary magazines, memorabilia, … Continue reading

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DVD review: GOD BLESS OZZY OSBOURNE

Eagle Classics The DVD was originally released back in 2011 and now gets a budget re-issue as part of the Eagle Classics series. Directed by Ozzy’s son Jack and Mike Fleiss, this is a no-holds barred look back at Ozzy’s … Continue reading

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Album review: THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE – The Apocalypse Blues Revue

Apocalypse Blues Review by Apocalypse Blues Review

Provogue [Release date 26.08.16] The Apocalypse Blues Revue is a back to the basics, heavy-duty, blues-rock project anchored by Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola. The band features baritone vocalist Ray “Rafer John” Cerbone who sounds like a cross … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 10-12 June 2016

DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

My last visit to Donington was back in 1988 when – as ‘Monsters Of Rock’ – it also featured Megadeth and headlined by Iron Maiden. I never really embraced the three day event and with not enough bands of interest … Continue reading

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Album review: SCORPION CHILD – Acid Roulette

SCORPION CHILD - Acid Roulette

Nuclear Blast [Release date 10.06.16] Save Save Second album by Scorpion Child, a five piece hailing from the US consisting of Aryn Jonathan Black (vocals), Christopher Jay Cowart (guitar), Jon “Charn” Rice (drums), Alec “Caballero” Padron (bass) and Aaron John … Continue reading

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Interview: BRIAN TATLER – Diamond Head

DIAMOND HEAD – Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, London, 18 July 2015

As Diamond Head begin to gear up, releasing yet another album we managed to catch up with lead guitarist Brian Tatler to ask him a few questions. Here Dillon Grant puts questions to one of rock and metal’s most influential … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Heavy Psych Sounds

VARIOUS - Heavy Psych Sounds

http://www.heavypsychsounds.com [Release date 08.04.16] Remember the days when you would go into your local record store and there would be just two categories of music – Rock and Pop, maybe if there was an upstairs or a downstairs, there might … Continue reading

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Album review: CRIMSON STONE – Crimson Stone

Crimson Stone - Crimson Stone

La Choza De Doe [Release date 07.06.15] Which came first the chicken or the egg?  Put it another way, do bands like Crimson Stone try to fit a pre-existing musical mould? Crimson Stone show just enough imagination within a huge … Continue reading

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News: DEVIN TOWNSEND, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD – Monday 7th September 2015

Devin Townsend - Rock City, Nottingham, 3 July 2014

Jeff Lynne’s ELO have signed a worldwide deal with Colombia Records who will release the first new album from ELO in over fifteen years. Suede release their new album, ‘Night Thoughts’, in January. Primal Fear release their new album, ‘Rulebreaker’ … Continue reading

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Quick plays: TONY IOMMI TRIBUTE, MARK MORRISS, GUNSHIP, CEREBELLION

Great Lefty: Live Forever! (Tony Iommi Tribute)

VARIOUS – Great Lefty: Live Forever! www.tanzanmusic.com [Release date 04.05.15] An interesting double CD this one featuring a collection of Black Sabbath tribute bands, musicians and a couple of ex-Black Sabbath members, all paying tribute the master of the doom … Continue reading

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News: RICHARD THOMPSON, BLACK SABBATH, WASP – Tuesday 28 April 2015

Richard Thompson - Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

Richard Thompson releases his new album ‘Still’ on June 29th via Proper Records. Red Dragon Cartel have another new vocalist, step forward Chas West, who replaces Darren Smith who lasted just over a month! Kingcrow release their new album ‘Eidos’ … Continue reading

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Quick plays: 23 ACEZ, LEFT FOR RED

Album review: 23 ACEZ – Redemption Wave         Mighty Music (Release date 12.01.15) A bit of Belgian rock in the shape of 23 Acez who have been together since 2010. Formed by Benny Willaert the four piece … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLUES PILLS/THE VINTAGE CARAVAN/BLACK WOLF – The Dome, London, 18 November 2014

Blues Pills - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 18 November 2014

And suddenly everything is 1971 again, from the three long-hair bands and their similar looking audience, to a stage full of Orange amps, virtuoso bass players, screaming guitarists, wah-wah pedals, the smell of patchouli and psychedelic posters. Blues is alive … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLACK 4, MIKE CAMPESE

Black 4 - The Tales Of Cuatro Negro

BLACK 4 –The Tales of Cuatro Negro Self Release  (Release date – out now ) Black 4 are a quartet from Chicago who formed in 2011. They play raw rock and roll mixed with a touch of punk and metal. … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STATE HIGHWAY – Black State Highway

Black State Highway

HNE Recordings Ltd [Release date 18.08.14] ‘Black State Highway’ is a self titled 8 track debut album by a young Brighton band of retro rockers who provide their own contemporary take on classic hard rock. They may unashamedly tip their … Continue reading

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Album review: VAN CANTO – Dawn Of The Brave

Napalm Records A capella metal anyone? Amazingly this is Van Canto’s fifth album and they perform all the music on here bar the drums, so that’s all the bass and guitar solos. They have a good sense of humour as … Continue reading

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Album review: DRIVING MRS SATAN – Popscotch

Driving Mrs Satan - Popscotch

www.drivingmrssatan.com Does the world need an album of metal covers by acts like Helloween, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Slayer and Faith No More? You might not think so, but when it’s something as unique as Popscotch, by … Continue reading

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