Will WALLNER / Vivien VAIN


(Ed’s note: this CD will be re-issued by Metal Mind in the autumn)

This guitarist and vocalist duo have produced a fine rock album, plenty of polished shred, and more name guests than the Queen’s garden party.

The keyboard led intro (Tony Carey) builds to Dreamstealer, a solid track with some 80s vocals and pounding rhythms, and lots of screaming guitar. Then there’s Streets Of Rage – a melodic chunky number that drives and pounds, bass and drums really kicking.

Fourteen Twenty Eight is a slower moodier track, while All That I Want has a prog nod.

Vain’s vocals, high yet powerful, are reminiscent of Hammers Rule, or a beefed up Heavy Pettin’. And Wallner can clearly shred and solo with the best, but can grind out a decent riff too.

Aside the aforementioned Tony Carey, keyboard duties with Derek Sherinian, the bass is covered by Rudy Sarzo, Tony Franklin and Jimmy Bain, and the drums by Brian Tichy, Carmine Appice and his brother Vinny. A stellar cast and a rather good album.


Joe Geesin

The latest Josh Taerk live session was streamed on Sunday 26 September. This marked the start of a new monthly series. Josh’s next session is Sunday 31 October.

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 26 September 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020 and 2021 Finalist) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 28 September 2021.

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Featured Albums w/c 18 October 2021 (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 TAO Prophecy (Tarot Label Media)
12:00-13:00 LEVERAGE Above The Beyond (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 JOE TILSTON Tightrope (Our Records)

Power Plays w/c 18 October 2021 (Mon-Fri)

ABOVE SNAKES Nothing To Lose (indie)
FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS Cookin’ (Greenway Records)
LEADFINGER The Fall Of Rome (Golden Robot)
FEMEGADES Stealing Numbers (Regent Street Records)
TIGERSIDE Any Contact (indie)
INDYA Love Like Champagne (indie)
EDGE OF DESTINY Forsaken (indie)

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