Tag Archives: Iron Maiden

Album review: AUDREY HORNE – Blackout

Napalm Records [Release date 12.01.17] Norwegian hard rockers Audrey Horne return with their sixth album and first in three years since 2014′s ‘Pure Heavy’. Now that album and its predecessor, ‘Youngblood’ had some real first pumping anthems, however ‘Blackout’ lacks … Continue reading

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Gig review: TRIGGERFINGER – 100 Club, London, 10 October 2017

TRIGGERFINGER – 100 Club, London, 10 October 2017

Belgian power trio Triggerfinger have got something going on. They rock hard with a set of diverse material that has a freshness and purpose too often lacking in cliché ridden rock and they deliver it all with a welcome sense … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 2 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 29 July 2017

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 29 July 2017

I awoke in the hotel with lovely Kent sunshine streaming through the window, however the forecast for later in the day was looking grim and I did pass Noah on his way to B&Q for nails and some MDF. No … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONHEART – Second Nature

LIONHEART - Second Nature

AOR Heaven [25.08.17] Blimey, it has been a few years since Lionheart last released an album – over thirty to be precise! Their sole studio album to date was 1984′s ‘Hot Tonight’, rightly revered among many rock fans. They split-up in 1986 with Dennis … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDERSTICK – Something Wicked This Way Comes

THUNDERSTICK - Something Wicked This Way Comes

[Release date 28.07.17] There are few musicians as iconic in image as Barry Graham Perkis, aka Thunderstick, who originally found fame as the masked and caged drummer for NWoBHM band Samson. Previously a short lived drummer for Iron Maiden, he … Continue reading

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Gig review: IRON MAIDEN – O2 Arena, London, 27 May 2017

IRON MAIDEN – O2 Arena, London, 27 May 2017

Ariana Grande had been due to play the O2 on the previous two evenings and given the horrific events at her Manchester Arena show earlier in the week, it was no surprise that the atmosphere outside the venue was subdued. … Continue reading

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Gig review: KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 27 May 2017

KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 27 May 2017

On arrival at the Hydro tonight there was a tight cordon of security following the tragedy at Manchester Arena the previous week. Whilst being searched the security guard asked if I had seen Kiss before to which I replied, yes … Continue reading

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Album review: NIGHT DEMON – Darkness Remains

NIGHT DEMON – Darkness Remains

Steamhammer/SPV [Release date 21.04.17] I thought about writing this review without referencing either of the terms ‘retro metal’ or ‘NWOBHM’. However, after giving this an honest spin through a couple of times, that proved impossible. So closely do Night Demon … Continue reading

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Album review: DRAGONFORCE – Reaching Into Infinity

DRAGONFORCE – Reaching Into Infinity

earMusic  [Release date 19.05.17] This is the seventh studio album from Dragonforce and a bit like AC/DC or Status Quo you should know what to expect from a DF album by now. This release however does throw a few curved … 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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Gig review: DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 10-12 June 2016

DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

My last visit to Donington was back in 1988 when – as ‘Monsters Of Rock’ – it also featured Megadeth and headlined by Iron Maiden. I never really embraced the three day event and with not enough bands of interest … Continue reading

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News: TREAT, RICK WAKEMAN, BELLOWHEAD – Sunday 13th September 2015

Rick Wakeman - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 9 May 2014

RIP – guitarist Gary Richrath, who was in REO Speedwagon between 1970 and 1989. Former bassist with the Damned, Byrn Merrick, has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer. Treat have confirmed they are recording … Continue reading

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Album review: IRON MAIDEN – Book Of Souls

IRON MAIDEN – Book Of Souls

Parlophone [Release date 04.09.15] I have been a Maiden fan for the past 33 years through thick and thin. Over that time we have had members leave and re-join, popularity highs and lows and Eddie in many guises. What has … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ORANGE OUTLAW, NEGACY, ARCHANGEL

ORANGE OUTLAW – Desert Wolf

ORANGE OUTLAW Desert Wolf Self release [Release date 01.03.15] Album covers can be deceiving at times, going by the lone wolf in the desert I had this pegged as a stoner rock workout, how wrong could I be! Orange Outlaw … Continue reading

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Album review: DENDERA – Pillars Of Creation

DENDERA – Pillars Of Creation

Metalbox Recordings [Release date 18.06.15] Dendera are a band I first encountered as support to Gloryhammer in Glasgow and I came away from that night highly impressed at the band’s energy and musicianship. After that night I sought out the … Continue reading

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Gig review: MONUMENT – Audio, Glasgow, 14 April 2015

MONUMENT – Audio, Glasgow, 14 April 2015

This was a gig of discovery for me as Monument were a band I had heard good things about but beyond that and viewing a couple of videos on You Tube I was fairly clueless, no change there then! The … Continue reading

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News: MAIDEN UNITED, CSN, COLOUR OF NOISE – Thursday 5 March 2015

Tigertailz - Hard Rock Hell AOR, 21 March 2014

Gunzo is a new rock band featuring bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quite Riot), vocalist Keith St John (Burning Rain), drummer Shane Fitzgibbon and guitarist Tracii Guns (LA Guns). Maiden United release their new album of Iron Maiden covers ‘Remembrance’ on May … Continue reading

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News: BRUCE DICKINSON, FOO FIGHTERS, EUROPE – 19 February 2015

Europe - Manchester Apollo, 3 April 2014

Iron Maiden have released the following statement: “Just before Christmas, vocalist Bruce Dickinson visited his doctor for a routine check-up. This led to tests and biopsies which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A seven-week … 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: DARKEST ERA – Severance

Darkest Era - Severance

Cruz Del Sur Music  [Release date – out now] I caught Darkest Era live last year as support to Gloryhammer in Glasgow and, whilst they put on a good show, I did mark them down for playing quite a few … Continue reading

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