News: Albums of the Month (July 2021 – September 2021)

EDGE OF PARADISE - Universe

EDGE OF PARADISE The Universe (Frontiers)

It’s passionate, articulate symphonic metal, occasionally conducting lightning raids onto hard rock terrain… ****1/2

Review by Brian McGowan

AMANDA LEHMANN - Innocence And Illusion

AMANDA LEHMANN Innocence And Illusion (indie)

Lehmann is not afraid to explore different moods on this debut solo album and, with or without her illustrious cohorts, I am sure she would have produced something of note. Solid songwriting, solid playing.  Out of the shadows.

Review by David Randall

THE PETAL FALLS - All These Years

THE PETAL FALLS All These Years (indie)

This album feels like The Petal Falls know exactly who they are, what they’re about and what their sound is, this is a move to share their voice and confirm their rightful place in the status quo.

The title track “All these years” feels particularly poignant given the struggles they have had to release their music when an earlier record company deal went sour, and that ultimately led to the eventual demise of the original band, after never being given the opportunity to publicly release the wealth of material.  *****

Review by Karen Clayton


IRON MAIDEN Senjutsu (Parlophone)

‘Senjutsu’ is a long album and for some it may to too much but for me this album is everything that Book Of Souls wasn’t. Where the last album sounded like it was produced by a band who were past their best and jaded, this album is from a newly revitalised Iron Maiden who have honed their metal edge once more and have delivered a collection of songs worthy of their legacy.  *****

Review by Dave Wilson

TOMMY CASTRO Presents A Bluesman Came To Town (Alligator)

‘Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town’,  a blues concept album that finds him applying his soulful grooves and resonant playing to the story of a nascent blues man who lives the dream, but never quite turns his back on home.  ****1/2

Review by Pete Feenstra

Steve Hackett - Surrender Of Silence

STEVE HACKETT Surrender Of Silence (Inside Out)

On first listen I hated it – its heaviness and gloomy orchestrations seemed anathema to what a Steve Hackett album usually sounds like.

But there’s the rub, it is meant to sound different. It is meant to shock. It is meant to get us to sit up and listen.

And the more you listen to it, like all great albums, the better it gets.  *****

Review by Alan Jones

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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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