Tag Archives: Dio

Album review: APPICE – Sinister

APPICE - Sinister

SPV [Release date 27.10.17] This is the first ever studio collaboration between the Brothers Appice.  Carmen is of course best known for his work with Vanilla Fudge and Jeff Beck.  Vinny is the younger whipper snapper who has worked most … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MARTIN SIMPSON, RIVERDOGS, HIRSH GARDNER

MARTIN SIMPSON Trails & Tribulations Topic Records [Release date 01.09.17] Trails & Tribulations’ is Martin Simpson’s twentieth album in a career spanning over 40 years. As he says the album “is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR –Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

The Ramblin’ Man Fair is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. It is situated in Mote Park right in the centre of Maidstone in Kent, it is a bit bizarre passing a children’s playpark … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

INGLORIOUS - Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

Inglorious’ star is rising nicely – little over a year after their debut album had them voted best newcomers in many end of year polls, and after a series of high profile touring opportunities, they have swiftly followed up with … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTERSTORM FESTIVAL – Concert Hall, Troon, 25/26 November 2016

Troon

The town of Troon is better known for its championship links golf course rather than as a hub for all things rock, but one man with a vision, Iain McCaig, is set to change all that. Going by the old … Continue reading

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Interview: ERIK NORLANDER

 Erik Norlander has just released his latest album, ‘Surreal’ and here he talks about the stories behind the music, along with Last In Line who he recently joined… Could you take us through the songs on your new album ‘Surreal’? … Continue reading

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Album review: RESURRECTION KINGS

Resurrection Kings

Frontiers Records [Release date 29.01.16] Frontiers new project sees former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy continue his return to the spotlight following Giuffria’s poorly received and presumably short lived reunion at Rockingham. This time he has teamed up with a line … Continue reading

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Album review: LAST IN LINE – Heavy Crown

LAST IN LINE - Heavy Crown

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 19.02.16] How poignant that, as I write this review, it is just hours since the news broke that bass player Jimmy Bain has died. A member of Rainbow, Thin Lizzy and a pivotal part of Dio, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: FRASER ANDERSON, PAIN OF SALVATION

Fraser Anderson - Little Glass Box

FRASER ANDERSON – Little Glass Box Membran [Release date 10.11.14] Scottish singer/songwriter Fraser Anderson has been releasing albums since 2004, having toured as part of Dougie MacLean’s backing band. On this album he is joined by guest musicians including Danny … Continue reading

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Album review: CORRUPTION – Devil’s Share

CORRUPTION – Devil’s Share

Metal Mind Productions [Release date 09.06.14] This record has been out for a little while and I can only apologise to connections that it has just emerged into the thin Autumn daylight at the top of my review pile. Unforgiveable. … Continue reading

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Album review: HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS – Big Trouble

Hollywood Monsters - Big Trouble

Mausoleum [Release date 19.05.14] I am always a little wary of a seemingly star-studded cast assisting a lesser-known musician.  Often these are vanity projects or designed to capture more attention for an otherwise mediocre release. Unfortunately “Hollywood Monsters”, the brainchild … Continue reading

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Album review: MIRACLE MASTER – Tattooed Woman

MIRACLE MASTER - Tattooed Woman

GoldenCore Records [Release date – out now] Miracle Master are fronted by Oliver Weers, a one-time contestant on the Danish X-Factor show which led to him being contacted by producer and songwriter Soren Anderson who helped produce his solo album. … Continue reading

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Album review: WAMI – Kill The King

Metal Mind Records [Released 13.05.14] Who is WAMI? Well they are a new band built around young Polish guitarist Iggy Gwadera from Anti Tank Nun (what a legendary band name!), after Marco Mendoza was impressed seeing him perform as a … Continue reading

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Gig review: LAST IN LINE – Islington Academy, 1 August 2013

LAST IN LINE + SWEET SAVAGE + DENDERA A two thirds full Islington Academy to see the surviving members of the classic Dio line-up from the early/mid-80’s, no mean feat as August is never a great month for gigs outside … Continue reading

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Album review: JORN – Traveller

Frontiers www.frontiers.it Jorn “Dio” Lande is a busy man with his new album “Traveller” dropping 13 months after his last studio album the awfully titled “Bring Heavy Rock to the Land” and that does not include his “Symphonic” issue back … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIO, AVANTASIA, DAVID BOWIE, BRYAN FERRY, TASTE, THE POODLES, STRYPER

DIO - Dream Evil

Nick van der Meulen gives us a round-up of some key new releases… DIO – Dream Evil Deluxe Edition (Universal) Originally released in 1987, this was my real introduction to Dio.  It was harsh, yet romantic and I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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DVD review: DIO – Finding The Sacred Heart, Live In Philly 1986

DIO - Finding The Sacred Heart

Eagle Vision A young looking Dio fronting his young looking band and fook me this a good show. Promoting their Sacred Heart album, this ferocious opens with King Of Rock’n’Roll and sets the pace, followed by Like A Beat Of … Continue reading

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Album review: DIO – Dream Evil

Universal  (2CD)         Fourth album from legendary classic metal band fronted by Ronnie James Dio, originally released in 1987, and what a classic it is. Featuring the studio debut of guitarist Craig Goldy, the album sadly gets … Continue reading

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News: DIO – Deluxe Edition Album – Dream Evil

Universal are pleased to announce the release of a deluxe edition of Dio’s ‘Dream Evil’ album on March 4th 2013. When Ronnie James Dio finally succumbed to stomach cancer in May 2010, the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal … Continue reading

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KILL DEVIL HILL announce London gig

***HEAVY METAL SUPERSTAR BAND’S SEPTEMBER 25th LONDON GARAGE GIG CONFIRMED FOLLOWING RAVE REVIEWS FOR DEBUT ‘KILL DEVIL HILL’ ALBUM*** “On paper, Kill Devil Hill – featuring Pantera’s Rex Brown and Heaven and Hell’s Vinnie Appice, could seem the kind of … Continue reading

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