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Album review: THUNDER – Stage (CD/DVD/Bluray)

THUNDER - Stage

earMUSIC [Release date 23.03.18] At Thunder rapidly approach their 30th anniversary, Stage – a live set from the band’s 2017 Rip It Up tour (available in 2CD + Bluray, 3 LP, 2 CD +DVD, Bluray, DVD, and various signed Limited … Continue reading

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Album review: SNAKECHARMER – Second Skin

SNAKECHARMER - Second Skin

Frontiers Records [Release Date 12.05.17] If their 2013 debut album of original compositions was an unexpected  twist for a band that started out paying homage to vintage Whitesnake with two former members, Snakecharmer’s follow up is perhaps even more of … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

Progressively Snakecharmer are leaving behind their origins, celebrating old-school Whitesnake, in the same way Black Star Riders are laying aside the ghost of Thin Lizzy. Four years after the release of their excellent self-titled and self-penned album, this was my … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDER- Rip It Up

THUNDER- Rip It Up

In this interview edit Pete Feenstra chats to Danny Bowes from Thunder  (3:10). Check out the full interview: earMUSIC [Release date 10.02.17] The claims that Thunder are bigger, better and harder than before are indeed born out by their new … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – The Valley Of Tears – The Ballads

MAGNUM - The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads

On Christmas Day, Sunday 25 December 2016 at 22:00 GMT David Randall presented a two-hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, chatting to Bob Catley and with tracks from the new album. More information SPV [Release date 06.01.17] In … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM – UK tour starts 11 May, Radio Specials replayed

Magnum 2016

Melodic hard rockers Magnum start the UK leg of their European tour on 11 May in Southampton. The band released their latest studio album – ‘Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies’ in February and Get Ready to ROCK! described it as “fresh, … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER, KING KING, TERRORVISION – Wembley Arena, 20 February 2016

THUNDER - Wembley Arena, 20 February 2016

Once seen as the cheeky Londoners reliably entertaining loyal crowds in theatre sized venues or livening up a festival crowd halfway up the bill, since returning for a third time a couple of years ago Thunder have hit a purple patch in their career. ‘Wonder Days’ was a … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies

MAGNUM - Sacred Blood, Divine Lies

SPV [Release date 26.02.16] Tony Clarkin must surely receive a public award for services to consistent songwriting.  Since the mid-1970s he has been the main architect of Magnum’s wider and enduring success.  And on this – the band’s 19th studio … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

None of us knew it at the time, but Snakecharmer’s winter tour, including this London date, proved to be Micky Moody’s farewell to the band, leaving them in a state of flux. On the night however it was a night … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, 14 March 2015

THUNDER - Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, 14 March 2015

To slightly misquote one of their own songs, Thunder are proof that you can’t keep a good band down. Their split in 1999 after a decade of success only lasted three years before they reformed to make another four albums, … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – Liverpool Arts Club, 6 February 2015

Magnum - Liverpool Arts Club, 6 February 2016

Magnum are magnificent.  But they do need a gentle kick up their collective jacksy. They are as frustrating as they are brilliant, and they fail to do justice to their unique musical legacy. This outrageous statement – from a long-term … Continue reading

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News: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BACKYARD BABIES, THE OFFSPRING – Sunday February 1 2015

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine have started to record their new album with a summer release planned. Megadeth will start on their next album in March. Backyard Babies are back and plan to release their new album in August on Gain … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Assembly Hall, London, 11 July 2014

Raw Glory - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 11 July 2014

Much like the lovingly recrafted Islington Assembly Hall where this gig took place, Snakecharmer are an example of how to reimagine a vintage classic and create something new. The classic rock ‘supergroup’, boasting respected alumni from the likes of Whitesnake, … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – Islington Town Hall, 4 May 2014

Magnum - Islington Academy, London, 4 May 2014

Turning to item 5.1 on the agenda…oh wait, sorry thought I was in a council meeting given tonight’s venue. The hall features a rather grand stage with stalls (complete with springing floor) and a small circle. A new venue to … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 April 2014

Magnum - The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 April 2014

With an unexplained delayed start it was a little like being back in the seventies.  A crowd that snaked around the block and a cool nip that knived them.  The support – or perhaps more accurately on this occasion “warm … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM Album Launch, Robin 2, Bilston, 25 March 2014

Magnum Album Launch - 25 March 2014

Interview with Tony Clarkin of Magnum, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 2 March 2014 (3:23) There is a longer extract of this interview together with the album review here 250+ eager fans awaited the launch and their … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – Escape From The Shadow Garden

Magnum - Escape From The Shadow Garden

Interview with Tony Clarkin of Magnum, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 2 March 2014 (12:31) SPV [Release date 24.03.14] It is fair to say that with Magnum you will probably never get a naff album.  Tony Clarkin’s … Continue reading

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Album review: REUBEN ARCHER’S PERSONAL SIN

Reuben  Archer

Toxic Arrow [Release date 19.08.13] Reuben Archer has been around the block enough times to know every doorhole, boozer and bookie by heart. The current (and previous) vocalist with hard rockers Stampede is also fronting up the Paul Raymond Project … Continue reading

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SNAKECHARMER Interview – January 2013

Snakecharmer

Snakecharmer release their self-titled debut album through Frontiers this month. The band’s line-up includes former Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray,  vocalist Chris Ousey (Heartland) and Ozzy/Headspace keyboards player Adam Wakeman. The line-up is completed by Magnum/Thunder drummer Harry … Continue reading

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SNAKECHARMER – Snakecharmer

Snakecharmer

(Frontiers Records) Release date 21.01.13 It’s unusual when a ‘superband’ is greater than its constituent parts.  But, if anything, Micky Moody and Neil Murray have created a wonderful vehicle – at last – for Chris Ousey (Heartland, Virginia Wolf ).  His … Continue reading

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