Tag Archives: CD

Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) July-September 2017

42 Decibel - Overloaded

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Updated 14.08.17 June 2nd ADRENALINE MOB ‘We Are The People’ Century Media DON AIREY ‘K2 – Tales of Triumph & Tragedy’ Gonzon Multimedai (limited editoion 100 copies) http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/donairey ALL TIME LOW ‘Last Young Renegade’ COLDPLAY ‘Kaleidoscope’ … Continue reading

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Album review: LITTLE RIVER BAND – The Big Box (6 Disc incl DVD)

LITTLE RIVER BAND - The Big Box

The Store For Music [Release date 28.04.17] The only problem with this welcome 5-CD/DVD boxed set is repetition.  In more recent years Little River Band have seemingly sought to reinvent their past with not a lot of new material.  (Some … Continue reading

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Album review – GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS – Live At Rockpalast – Dortmund 1980

MIG Music [release date – 24.02.17] George Thorogood live is akin to a tornado hitting your town, fast, furious and guaranteed to lay waste to all before him. This package was recorded for posterity back when he and The Destroyers … Continue reading

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Album review: PAT TRAVERS – Live At Rockpalast – Cologne 1976

MIG Music [Release date – 24.02.17] This album package is one of a number of releases from MIG Records (Made In Germany in case you were wondering!) which feature old recordings from Rockpalast. They have recorded many gigs across Germany … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April-June 2017

Danko Jones - Wild Cat

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Updated 30.05.17 March 3rd RICHARD BARBIERI ‘Planets + Persona’ Kscope BLAZE BAYLEY ‘Endure And Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II)’ BLINK ‘A Map of rhe Universe’ (re-issue) Garage Records BROTHER FIRETRIBE ‘Sunbound’ DANKO JONES ‘Wild Cat’ AFM … Continue reading

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News: VANGELIS 13-CD Box Set released via Universal on 3 February – win a copy! (Competition)

Vangelis - Delectus box set

Modern music visionary Vangelis has announced the release on 3 February of a new 13-disc box set entitled ‘Delectus,’ featuring a chosen selection of his early discographic work.  The mammoth collection will include all of his albums on Vertigo and … Continue reading

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Album review: BABYMETAL – Live At Wembley

EarMUSIC  [Release date 09.12.16] Babymetal up until now have completely passed me by. Three Japanese teenagers singing about chocolate, gimme a break (have a Kit Kat?). No, metal should be hard, heavy and sung by large men with even larger … Continue reading

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Album review: RUSH – 2112 – 40th Anniversary Edition

Universal Music [Release date 16.12.16] There are many albums that can be considered as classics in rock, however there are a select few which go beyond that classification. This select band of albums are records that define a genre, ones … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – Marbles In The Park

MARILLION - Marbles In The Park

earMUSIC [Release date 20.01.17] 2-CD/DVD/Bluray Available on 2xCD, DVD, and Blu Ray formats, Marbles In The Park – the centrepiece of the 2015 Marillion weekend convention at Center Parcs, Port Zelande, in The Netherlands – is a curious release. Not … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) January-March 2017

MAGNUM - The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Updated 13.02.17 2017 January 6th DEREK DAVIS (BABYLON A.D.) ‘Revolutionary Soul’ HALESTORM ‘ReAniMate 3.0′ (covers EP) MAGNUM ‘In The Valley Of Tears – The Ballads’ SPV/Steamhammer YOU ME AT SIX ‘Night People’ 13th ACCEPT ‘Restless And … 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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Album review: PETE TOWNSHEND’s DEEP END – Face The Face

PETE TOWNSHEND

Eagle Rock [Release date 16.09.16] CD/DVD Back in 1985/86 Pete Townshend played a number of promotional/benefit gigs on the back of his 1985 solo concept album White City: A Novel – a bleak cultural observation of life on a West … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) October-December 2016

Compiled by Jason Ritchie October 7th ALTER BRIDGE ‘The Last Hero’ Napalm Records CETI ‘Snakes Of Eden’ Metal Mind SUM 41 ’13 Voices’ 14th THE ANSWER ‘Solas’ Napalm Records EDEN’S CURSE ‘Cardinal’ AFM Records TYKETTO TBA Frontiers 21st BECK TBA … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) July-September 2016

MARILLION - FEAR

Compiled by Jason Ritchie July 2016 1st BLINK 182 ‘California’ FATES WARNING ‘Theories Of Flight’ Inside Out WOLF HOFFMANN (ACCEPT) ‘Headbangers Symphony’ Nuclear Blast OUTLASTED ‘Into The Light’ MelodicRock Records PAIN OF SALVATION ‘Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived)’ InsideOutMusic … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT Charisma Years vinyl box set and deluxe editions May 2016

STEVE HACKETT - The Lowry, Salford, 25 October 2015

Following the success of ‘Premonitions’, the CD box set releasd in 2015, May 2016 sees the reissue of Steve Hackett’s first six Charisma albums on vinyl. “The Charisma Years (1975-1983)’ features 8LPs & 12″ EP and is due out on … Continue reading

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Album review: DEAD LETTER CIRCUS – Aesthesis

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS – Aesthesis

Rodeostar/ SPV [Release date 22.04.16] Australian alt-rockers Dead Letter Circus have now been together for 11 years and this is their third album. The guys have had some high profile support slots over the years with the likes of Muse … Continue reading

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Album review: DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

Rodeostar/ SPV [Release date – 22.04.16] This is the second album by the Swedish sleaze rockers Dust Bowl Jokies following on from their debut released back in 2012. Swaggering sleaze/ glam rock is the order of the day here with … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April-June 2016

DAN REED NETWORK - Fight Another Day

Compiled by Jason Ritchie April 2016 1st BABYMETAL ‘Fox Day’ earMusic BLACK STONE CHERRY ‘Kentucky’ Mascot Records CHEAP TRICK ‘Bang Zoom Crazy Hello’ HUMAN ZOO ‘My Own God’ THUNDERSTONE ‘Apocalypse Again’ AFM Records 8th LA PAZ ‘Shut Up And Rawk!’ … Continue reading

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Quick plays – HELLSPRAY, HURON, THE SHAMBOLIC

HELLSPRAY – Bring On The War

Album review: HELLSPRAY – Bring On The War Self Release  [Release date 07.08.15] This is the second album by Swedish metal band Hellspray following on from their debut ‘Part Of The Solution’. The band master in hard and fast metal … Continue reading

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Album review: RUNRIG – The Story

Runrig - The Story

Ridge Records  [Release date 29.01.16] The story of Runrig has been 43 years in the making which is an impressive career by any standard. The band have always had a strong and loyal following and whilst they have never had … Continue reading

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