Tag Archives: Spock’s Beard

News: Albums of the Month (April 2018 – June 2018)

The Sharpeez

THE SHARPEEZ Wild One (3MS Music) “…there isn’t a weak track on here, while their very best efforts such as ‘Automatic Mode’, ‘Losing Hand’, and ‘Heat Of The Night’ give this album every right to be regarded as one of … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOCK’S BEARD – Noise Floor

SPOCK

Inside Out [Release date 25.05.18] Spock’s Beard return with their thirteenth album and it also marks the return of original drummer Nick D’Virgilio who guests on the album, after the previous drummer Jimmy Keegan left the band in 2016. On … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NEAL MORSE BAND – Alive Again

THE NEAL MORSE BAND – Alive Again

Radiant Records/Metal Blade [Release date 05.08/16] This is a slightly more modest release – 2CD/DVD – after last year’s impressive ‘Morsefest 2014’ box set. This live show was recorded near the end of the ‘Alive Again’ world tour in Holland. … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOCK’S BEARD – The First Twenty Years

SPOCK

Inside Out [Release date 20.11.15] This has been a busy year for Spock’s Beard with a new studio album, ‘The Oblivion Particle’ and subsequent tour and now this, the band’s first best of album. It covers all twelve studio albums … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Morsefest!

NEAL MORSE - Morsefest!

www.nealmorse.com [Release date 21.08.15] This is a massive box set, which you can get either as 2 disc Blu-Ray or a 4 CD/2 DVD set. Obviously aimed at the fans, as Neal Morse performs two of his keynote solo albums, … Continue reading

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News: SPOCK’S BEARD, QUEENSRYCHE, RORY GALLAGHER – Thursday 2 July 2015

Rory Gallagher

Queensryche will release their new album in October. AC/DC have added their music to streaming music services including Spotify and Apple. Spock’s Beard release their new album ‘The Oblivion Particle’ on Aug 21st on Inside Out. Sony have won a … Continue reading

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DVD review: TRANSATLANTIC – KaLiveoscope

TRANSATLANTIC - KaLiveoscope

Inside Out [Release date: 28.10.14] I’m maybe the wrong person to review this DVD.  Or perhaps the best.  Because while I’m familiar with the name and the fact the band’s a side project ‘supergroup’ I couldn’t previously have told you … Continue reading

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Gig review: FLYING COLORS – Islington Assembly Hall, London,13 October 2014

Flying Colors - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 13 October 2014

Due to the queuing system for the gig (they really need to have more than one person manning the ticket desk) I missed most of the support set from guitarist John Wesley (he’s worked with Porcupine Tree, Fish and more … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Second Nature

FLYING COLORS – Second Nature

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot [Release date 06.10.14] Flying Colors, the prog rock supergroup, are back with their second album just two years after their exceptionally strong debut release.  Can they match that high standard? You bet they can! If anything this … Continue reading

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Gig review: SPOCK’S BEARD – The Dome, London, 18 September 2014

The Sixxis – The Dome, London, 18 September 2014

Support Act: The Sixxis Review and photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Over the last twelve years since I moved to the UK I have been to numerous gigs in many different venues around the country but both Tufnell Park and … Continue reading

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Album review: ENCHANT – The Great Divide

Enchant - The Great Divide

Inside Out www.insideout.de [Released 29.09.14] It has been eleven years since the band’s last album ‘Tug Of War’ and it looked as though that would be the band’s swansong, especially with vocalist Ted Leonard joining Spock’s Beard. But a new … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SIXXIS – Hollow Shrine

The Sixxis - Hollow Shrine

Glassville Records  [Release date – 12.09.14] It’s not often that a new album has me reaching for the ‘repeat’ button after listening to just one track but that was the case with ‘Hollow Shrine’. The opening track of the album, … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Songs From November

Neal Morse - Songs From November

Inside Out www.insideoutmusic.de   [Released 18.08.14] Neal Morse is back with a new solo album, however don’t go expecting something like his previous solo albums namely catchy melodic/progressive rock. This album has more in common with the albums from the likes … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Live In Europe

Mascot 2CD+DVD+BluRay+vinyl ltd edition [Release date 14.10.13] Flying Colors are (whisper it quietly) a supergroup consisting of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse, Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Endochine/Alpha Rev). They released a superbly enjoyable debut album last … Continue reading

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Gig review: SPOCK’S BEARD – The Garage, London, 7 May 2013

A very healthy turn out for a Tuesday night gig, swelled slightly by those here to see Sound Of Contact (including Marillion’s guitarist Steve Rothery). Sadly I only caught the tail end of opener’s Beardfish’s set who went down well … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOCK’S BEARD – Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep

Inside Out www.insideout.de Spock’s Beard return after the well received ‘X’ album and a major line-up change as drummer/vocalist Nick D’Virgilio left in 2011. In his place come two new members, drummer Jimmy Keegan and Enchant vocalist Ted Leonard (do … Continue reading

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Interview: 10Q’s with DAVE MEROS (SPOCK’S BEARD)

Spock’s Beard release their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep’ through Inside Out on March 25th. Here we catch-up with bass player Dave Meros… 1. What are you currently up to?  I am currently trying to sort … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Live Momentum

Inside Out (2DVD/3CD & BluRay) [Release date: 18.02.13] This is a real treat for fans of Neal Morse’s work and I am sure the inlay booklets/packaging will be suitably splendid as I only have promo copies of the two DVD … Continue reading

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BIG BIG TRAIN – English Electric Part One

www.bigbigtrain.com         Big Big Train return with Andy Poole and Greg Spawton joined by former Spock’s Beard drummer Nick D’Virgilio, Dave Gregory of XTC fame (he guested on their last album ‘The Underfall Yard’) and vocalist David … Continue reading

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Interview with NEAL MORSE (FLYING COLORS/TRANSATLANTIC)

Neal Morse is a very busy man as usual with a new solo album ‘Momentum’ due next month on Inside Out, Flying Colors touring the US and Europe during September and October plus he has a Christmas album due out … Continue reading

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