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Gig review: RAMMSTEIN – MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes, 6 July 2019

Driving towards MK Dons stadium pre gig I saw a sign which could only mean that Rammstein were in town, it stated ‘Warning Special Effects!’.  I can’t think of any other band who would require such a notice, however a … Continue reading

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Album review: JACK BRUCE – Live At Rockpalast 1980, 1983 and 1990 (CD/DVD)

JACK BRUCE - Live At Rockpalast 1980, 1983 and 1990

MIG Music [Release date 26.04.19] 2 DVD/5 CD This multi-disc box set is a fine summary of Jack Bruce playing live from 1980 through to 1990.  Culled from the legendary German TV show “Rockpalast” this 5-CD set also contains 2 … Continue reading

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Album review: DARK FORTRESS – Venereal Dawn

Dark Fortress - Venereal Dawn

Century Media – Out Now. Ever since their first demo “Rebirth Of The Dark Age” saw the light of day back in 1996, German sextet Dark Fortress has been one of the most prolific entities in the international Black Metal … Continue reading

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Album Review: RPWL – Wanted

RPWL - Wanted

Gentle Art Of Music – [Release Date: 17.03.14] There are times, aren’t there, when something is musically so good, so in tune with your own ideas and philosophy, that somehow words don’t really do it justice. I could leave this … Continue reading

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Album Review: FREQUENCY DRIFT – Over

Frequency Drift

Gentle Art Of Music  [Release Date: 14.02.14] Frequency Drift have been at the zenith of Europe’s purveyors of melancholic progressive rock for a few years now – their previous two releases, ‘Ghosts’ (2011) and ‘Laid To Rest’ (2012) were both … Continue reading

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Album review: LEAVES’ EYES – Symphonies Of The Night

Leaves Eyes

Napalm Records www.leaveseyes.de There are a lot of female fronted symphonic metal bands out there now and a lot do tend to blend into one another, with a few notable exceptions and Leaves’ Eyes are one such exception. The soaring … Continue reading

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Album review: EYEVORY – Euphobia

Eyevory - Euphobia

[Release date 06.05.13] Rob Reed might think that with Magenta’s latest offering that he’s produced a prog album with a capital P.  But Bremen based Evevory’s debut long player shows that in prog terms, Teutonic build quality exceeds that of … Continue reading

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DVD Review: RAINBOW – Black Masquerade

Eagle Rock Entertainment – Out Now Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan’s long and well documented feud, the very one that brought Deep Purple to breaking point on numerous occasions throughout their long and illustrious career, came to an end in … Continue reading

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DVD Review: JETHRO TULL – Around The World Live

Jethro Tull - Around The World Live

Eagle Vision EREDV982 (4-disc/Book) One of the “strange decisions in rock” in recent years has been that of Ian Anderson to seemingly cast off his first lieutenant: Martin Lancelot Barre.  It seems that his trusty cohort since 1969 hasn’t really … Continue reading

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Album review: BENT NOT BROKEN – Same Planet Different World

BENT NOT BROKEN - Same Planet Different World

yearningrocks.com [Release date: April 2013] It would be a shame if the second album from this German-based band went unnoticed.  From the opening track ‘Watching The World’ the riffs are angular, the songs consistently engaging, and the sense of urgency … Continue reading

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Interview with UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER (U.D.O), May 2013

Since first fronting the mighty Accept back in the early 80s, Udo Dirkschneider had to overcome many obstacles to present us all with his fine blend of classic-sounding, honest Heavy Metal. The most recent blow, the departure of both his … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – The Lost Broadcasts

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Lost Broadcasts

HST112DVD There are two ways of looking at his DVD. Either you buy into a fascinating, but all too short glimpse of Beefheart and his Magic band at their best, or you bitch about the fact that there’s less than … Continue reading

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