Tag Archives: Motorhead

Album review: SAXON – Thunderbolt

SAXON - Thunderbolt

UDR [Release date 02.02.18] Bastions of British heavy metal, NWoBHM stalwarts, basically if you like trad heavy metal, Saxon are where it’s at and have been for longer than I can remember. Album number 22 comes two and a half … Continue reading

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Gig review: The Choir Boy, A Bullet Belt & Lemmy by Tim Atkinson – Saffron Waldren, 28 December 2017

The Choir Boy, A Bullet Belt & Lemmy by Tim Atkinson - Saffron Waldren, 28 December 2017

It is December 28th 2017 two years to the day of the passing of his lord Lemmy; after a treacherous walk uphill on sheet and black ice, a Jack Daniels and Coke is in my hand and I am compelled … Continue reading

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Book review: Overkill The Untold Story of Motörhead by Joel McIver

Omnibus Press [Publication date 21.08.17] The original book was published in 2011, however since Lemmy’s death back in December 2015 the book has been re-issued as an enhanced eBook. Basically it adds a newly written chapter covering Motörhead from 2011 to … Continue reading

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Album review: NITROGODS – Roadkill BBQ

NITROGODS - Roadkill BBQ

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 26.05.17] If Rush play thinking man’s music, then Hannover/Stuttgart’s very own Nitrogods require only that you have one functioning brain cell which has been pickled for weeks and then slapped stupid with a baseball bat. Looking a … Continue reading

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Album review: POPA CHUBBY – The Catfish

POPA CHUBBY – The Catfish

Pete Feenstra chatted to Popa Chubby for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in December 2016 and played tracks from ‘The Catfish’ earMUSIC [Release date 07.1o.16] And so to Popa Chubby’s 26th album – far more if you include his French issues … Continue reading

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Album review: METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self- Destruct

METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self- Destruct

Blackened Records [Release date 28.11.16] Before I plunge into a review of Metallica’s latest opus I would like to offer up a cautionary tale to all aspiring bands, be afraid…. Once upon a time there were two snotty nosed teens … Continue reading

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EP reviews: METAL ALLEGIANCE, LOVE/LESS, INTO THE FIRE

METAL ALLEGIANCE – Fallen Heroes Nuclear Blast [Release date 12.08.16] Metal Allegiance is a metal supergroup whose current line-up includes Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy and Mike Menghi. This three song EP pays tribute to the recent … Continue reading

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Quick plays – HELLSPRAY, HURON, THE SHAMBOLIC

HELLSPRAY – Bring On The War

Album review: HELLSPRAY – Bring On The War Self Release  [Release date 07.08.15] This is the second album by Swedish metal band Hellspray following on from their debut ‘Part Of The Solution’. The band master in hard and fast metal … Continue reading

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Album review: SEVEN SHOTS FROM SOBER – Songs From Stephen Ave

SEVEN SHOTS FROM SOBER – Songs From Stephen Ave

Self release [Release date 29.09.15] Named after a pedestrian mall in their native Calgary, ‘Songs From Stephen Ave’, is a smoking album from a Canadian powerhouse trio. With a name like Seven Songs From Sober, you’d expect nothing less than … Continue reading

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News: DEVIN TOWNSEND, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD – Monday 7th September 2015

Devin Townsend - Rock City, Nottingham, 3 July 2014

Jeff Lynne’s ELO have signed a worldwide deal with Colombia Records who will release the first new album from ELO in over fifteen years. Suede release their new album, ‘Night Thoughts’, in January. Primal Fear release their new album, ‘Rulebreaker’ … Continue reading

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Album review: MOTORHEAD – Bad Magic

MOTORHEAD – Bad Magic

UDR [Release date 28.08.15] When I reviewed the last Motorhead album ‘Aftershock’ a couple of years back I did think that it was going to be the band’s swansong due to Lemmy’s ongoing health issues. Lemmy though has stuck two … Continue reading

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News: JOEL HOEKSTRA, FOZZY, THE LEMONHEADS – Saturday 1st August 2015

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake/ex-Night Ranger) releases his new solo album, ‘Dying To Live’, on October 16th on Frontiers. Guests include Jeff Scott Soto, Russell Allen, Tony Franklin, Vinny Appice, Derek Sherinian amongst others. Nalle Påhlsson’s ROYAL MESS release their debut … Continue reading

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News: RICHARD THOMPSON, BLACK SABBATH, WASP – Tuesday 28 April 2015

Richard Thompson - Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

Richard Thompson releases his new album ‘Still’ on June 29th via Proper Records. Red Dragon Cartel have another new vocalist, step forward Chas West, who replaces Darren Smith who lasted just over a month! Kingcrow release their new album ‘Eidos’ … Continue reading

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News: THE DARKNESS, LEMMY, TRIXTER – Sunday 26 April 2015

Motorhead - Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

The Darkness drummer Emily Dolan Davies has left the band, after only joining the band in March. Iron Savior release ‘Live At The Final Frontier’ in June on AFM Records. Soulfly release their new album ‘Archangel’ in August on Nuclear … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BUSH, BOSS HOSS

Bush  - Man On The Run

BUSH – Man On The Run Sony Music [Released 20.10.14] Once touted as the “British Nirvana” album number 6 finds Bush in a mature sounding place, although still maintaining everything that helped them sell in excess of 20 million albums … Continue reading

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Gig review: PLANET ROCKSTOCK – Porthcawl, 5 December 2014 (Day 1: California Breed, Joanne Shaw Taylor)

PLANET ROCKSTOCK - Porthcawl, 5 December 2014

Planet Rockstock is one of a number of festivals springing up all over the country during off seasons in the holiday parks and I think it is safe to say that these will continue to grow in the future. Porthcawl … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOTORHEAD – Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

Motorhead - Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

“We are Motorhead and we play Rock and F***n’ Roll”- a line I have heard so many times thunder from the PA over the years but none more welcome than tonight. The current tour has been postponed and cancelled twice … Continue reading

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DVD review: LIVE AT WACKEN 2013 – 24 Years Louder Than Hell

Live At Wacken 2013

UDR  [Release date 04.08.14] For the last 24 years a small village in Northern Germany has become the centre of the heavy metal universe for one weekend of drunken antics, sloppy mud and loud music. Welcome to Wacken Open Air! … Continue reading

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Album review: DIARIES OF A HERO – Diaries Of A Hero

Diaries Of A Hero

Dust On The Tracks [Release date – 26.05.14] Diaries Of A Hero are a band who have been doing the rounds for a few years now. I first became aware of the guys a couple of years ago when they … Continue reading

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Book review: If You Like The Ramones… by Peter Aaron

Backbeat Books www.backbeatbooks.com The latest in this excellent series of ‘If You Like…’ books and this time it is US punk meets rock ‘n’ roll legends the Ramones. This one is slightly different as the author Peter Aaron not only … Continue reading

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