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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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Album review: FAHRAN – Chasing Hours

Fahran - Chasing Hours

Self-Release [Release date – 11.08.14] Fahran were formed from the ashes of Toxic Federation back in 2012. This is the band’s second release following on from their self-titled debut album and it sees the debut of new vocalist Matt Black … Continue reading

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Album review: DRIVING MRS SATAN – Popscotch

Driving Mrs Satan - Popscotch

www.drivingmrssatan.com Does the world need an album of metal covers by acts like Helloween, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Slayer and Faith No More? You might not think so, but when it’s something as unique as Popscotch, by … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK DIAMOND – Last Man Standing

BLACK DIAMOND – Last Man Standing

On Parole Productions [Release date – out now] When listening to this album one thing springs to mind – Iron Maiden. The band have an obvious love of Eddie and pay homage to Britain’s finest throughout the album. Where ‘homage’ … Continue reading

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Album Review: KILLERS – South American Assault/Murder One/Menace To Society

Killers

Metal Mind Productions Alongside the output of Battlezone, Killers is arguably the brightest spot in Paul Di’Anno’s pretty dark post-Maiden career. The band grew out of Battlezone in early 1991 when Di’Anno and drummer Steve Hopgood hooked up with session … Continue reading

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Album review: FUGHU – Human – The Tales & Human – The Facts

Fughu [Release date 2013] Argentinean prog-metal band Fughu don’t do things by halves. Apart from releasing two separate albums as a double album, their complex music also wraps itself round two nightmarish librettos, the full drama of which is emoted … Continue reading

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Album review: SHADES OF REMEMBERANCE – Veil

   Burn All Records [Release Date: 26.04.13] Ohio’s Shades Of Remembrance are metal band with proggy leanings on an album that straddles both genres rather than fuses the two. ‘Veil’ duly delivers enough speed, intensity, resolute playing and dark themes to … Continue reading

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Album review: TYR – Valkyrja

      Metal Blade Records (Release date – 17th Sept 2013) This is TYR’s seventh album and once again it plunges the listener into the dark world of Norse mythology and ancient gods. ‘Valkyrja’ is a concept album loosely … Continue reading

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Gig Review : DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2 – Donington Park,15 June 2013

Saturday dawned bright, sunny and cold!  It was an early start to ensure we were in prime position for the opening band of the day, rock legends UFO.  My fellow scribe, Andy Nathan, was another early riser, keen to see … Continue reading

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Album review: ISAAK – The Longer The Beard, The Harder The Sound

Small Stone Records www.smallstone.com Italy is not the first country you would associate with stoner rock, yet Isaak hail from there and have previously released a couple of albums under Ghandi’s Gunn, but changed their name to Isaak last year. … Continue reading

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MAIDEN UNITED- THE PEEL, KINGSTON UPON THAMES- 7 DECEMBER 2012

Nearly every rock band of note over the past two decades has travelled the ‘unplugged’ route of revisiting their classics in acoustic format. Iron Maiden are an exception, but the intriguing possibility of what their trademark songs might sound like … Continue reading

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DEEP PURPLE Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head

Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple

Eagle Rock (Release date: 1.10.12) Much is being made of this album with an almost predictable special pack courtesy of ‘Classic Rock’ and no doubt the inevitable 8 out of 10 stars in that magazine’s review section. The question most … Continue reading

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IRON MAIDEN + ALICE COOPER

Holy shit they played “Phantom of the Opera!!” Out of all the classic Maiden tracks I anticipated hearing, this was one track I had not considered. And despite not hearing “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” it was the moment that I … Continue reading

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Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beat by Neil Daniels

Jawbone Press www.jawbonepress.com £24.95 224pp ISBN 9781908279231 Neil Daniels fresh from his book on Metallica’s early years now turns his attention to one of the metal bands of all time, Iron Maiden. This is a lovely illustrated tome with live … Continue reading

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New Iron Maiden book from Neil Daniels

IRON MAIDEN The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast Neil Daniels JAWBONE BOOKS (UK) VOYAGEUR PRESS (USA) ISBN: 978-1-908279-23-1 Pages: 224 Published:  June 2012 Finally, a glorious, illustrated celebration of one of the most successful rock bands of all time! … Continue reading

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WOLFSBANE original line-up UK tour October 2012

***Original Line Up’s October 2012 UK Tour confirmed following rave reviews for new  ‘Wolfsbane Save The World’ studio album*** Blaze Bayley – Vocals Jase Edwards – Guitars Jeff Hately – Bass Steve ‘Danger’ Ellett – Drums “Wolfsbane were originally founded … Continue reading

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