Tag Archives: hard rock

Interview: TASHA D of SMOKING MARTHA

We caught up with vocalist Tasha D of rising hard rockers Smoking Martha ahead of their UK tour next month. They release their debut album ‘In Deep’ via Bad Reputation on November 9th. What can fans expect on your upcoming … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – Living The Dream

URIAH HEEP - Living The Dream

Frontiers [Release date 14.09.18] We really have no right to expect – in 2018 – a tremendously vital album from a “heritage” band with an average age of 60 and who celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2019.  But that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Gig review: FOUR STICKS CLASSIC ROCK WEEKENDER – New Cross Inn, 5-7 October 2018

FOUR STICKS CLASSIC ROCK WEEKENDER - New Cross Inn, 5-7 October 2018

Following a successful all-dayer at the same venue back in March the Four Sticks classic rock event was back for a full weekend this time. With twenty-six bands over three days it showcased the breadth of talent on the NWOCR … Continue reading

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Album review: NAZARETH – Tattooed On My Brain

NAZARETH - Tattooed On My Brain

Frontiers [Release date 12.10.18] Scottish classic rock legends Nazareth celebrate their 50th anniversary with their 24th studio album, their first without original vocalist Dan McCafferty. The new line-up, featuring new singer Carl Sentence (ex Don Airey, Krokus, many others), guitarist … Continue reading

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Album review: NAZARETH – Loud & Proud Box Set

NAZARETH - Loud & Proud Box Set

BMG (2LP, 2 double LP, 3*7”, 32 CD) [Release date 28.09.18] Scottish rock legends Nazareth celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, and issue a new album to boot, with their new line-up. It’s a few years since any reissue campaign, and … Continue reading

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Album review: CINDERELLA – The Mercury Years

CINDERELLA - The Mercury Years

Caroline Records [Release date 28.09.18] US rock band Cinderella formed in the early 80s, and had some notable success in the late 80s and early 90s. And a great live band they were too. They split in the mid 90s, … Continue reading

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Album review: JIMMY WALDO & STEVEN ROSEN – Voices From The Past

MelodicRock Records [Release date 28.09.18] Jimmy Waldo and Steven Rosen were a prolific writing duo at the height of hard rock’s popularity in the 1980′s and were two of the go-to-guys for songs. This writing partnership lasted more than 30 years and now … Continue reading

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Album review: BAD TOUCH – Shake A Leg

Bad Touch - Shake a Leg

Marshall Records [Release date o5.10.18] Bad Touch isn’t a band that is about to rewrite the rock and roll handbook, but ‘Shake A Leg’ neatly reaffirms the potency of riff-driven, fist pumping, hook-laden hard rock. They impressively focus on their … Continue reading

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Gig review: Q5 – Camden Underworld, London, 25 August 2018

Q5 - Camden Underworld, London, 25 August 2018

Q5 were one of the names those of us who read ‘Kerrang!’ cover to cover or visited Shades Records raved about in the mid-eighties, their debut ‘Steel The Light’ an outstanding piece of powerful yet melodic metal. But whereas their … Continue reading

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Album review: PALACE OF THE KING – Get It Right With Your Maker

PALACE OF THE KING - Get It Right With Your Maker

Golden Robot Records [Release date 23.03.18] On the first listen to Get Right With Your Maker, the latest album from Australia’s Palace of The King, I was indifferent to be honest. However, two or three listens later I was hooked.  … Continue reading

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Gig review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – The Tivoli, Buckley, 24 August 2018

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - The Tivoli, Buckley, 24 August 2018

Since we last saw the honourable Graham Bonnet, he has turned 70.  In the interim he’s been gigging with Schenker, playing festivals, and recording a new album.  This is a great credit to Bonnet -  in a topsy-turvy world that … Continue reading

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Album review: HALESTORM – Vicious

HALESTORM - Vicious

Atlantic [Release date 27.07.18] I thought I’d died and gone to heaven when I heard Halestorm’s fabulous 2009 eponymous debut.  And it remains one of my favourite female fronted rock albums of the last decade and beyond. But frankly, for … Continue reading

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News: GRAHAM BONNET – new album and UK tour (August 2018)

Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet releases a new studio album in July followed by a UK tour in August. ‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’ is the second album by the Graham Bonnet Band and follows ‘The Book’ (2016). The Graham Bonnet Band features … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – Meanwhile, Back In The Garage

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - Meanwhile, Back At The Garage

Frontiers [Release date 13.07.18] One of the pleasing things in rock over the past few years is the rejuvenation of Graham Bonnet.  Welcomed back to the Michael Schenker multi-vocalist fest, and with a handful of tours and festivals under his … Continue reading

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Album review: DIAMANTE – Coming In Hot

DIAMANTE - Coming In Hot

Better Noise Records [Release date 15.06.18] Mixing pop, alt and classic rock, the debut album of 21 year old LA-based Diamante Azzura Bovell’s (she’s of Mexican/ Italian parentage) is a humungous slice of 80′s influenced, American radio friendly, hard-hitting pop/rock. … Continue reading

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Album review: LEE AARON – Diamond Baby Blues

LEE AARON - Diamond Baby Blues

Metalville [Release date 27.04.18] After a couple of decades in the wilderness dabbling with jazz, Lee Aaron made her rock ‘comeback’ in 2016 with the self-financed, and marginally more pop/rock orientated, Fire And Gasoline.  An excellent release that seems to … Continue reading

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Album review: ULTRAPHONIX – Original Human Music (George Lynch/Corey Glover)

ULTRAPHONIX - Original Human Music

earMUSIC [Release date 03.08.18] George Lynch is ever the chameleon.  Known primarily for his time in Dokken, more recently he’s been involved in any number of projects:  KXM, T & N, Sweet & Lynch… What we do know is that … Continue reading

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Album review: GUILD OF AGES – Rise

Escape Music [Release date 29.06.18] Guild Of Ages are this year’s ‘Missing In Action’ band now returning to action, following on from the return of Boulevard last year. They called it a day in 2002 before being tempted back for … Continue reading

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Album review: JIZZY PEARL – All You Need Is Soul

JIZZY PEARL - All You Need Is Soul

Frontiers [Release date 11.05.18] Love/Hate front man Jizzy Pearl is a man that is one of the last of a dying breed. He IS rock n roll. Having fronted Ratt, LA Guns, Adler’s Appetite and Quiet Riot people seem to … Continue reading

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Album review: DOKKEN – Return To The East Live 2016

DOKKEN - Return To The East Live 2016

Frontiers [Release date 20.04.18] Well, where can I start? Dokken’s classic line up disbanded in 1989, got back together in 1993 but split again five years later. They then reformed for a short spell in 2016 for some live dates … Continue reading

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