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Album review: WAX ON WATER – The Drip

WAX ON WATER - The Drip

Howling Tempest Records [Release date 24.06.22] Wax On Water are a three-piece led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Maya Damaris, and completed by drummer Garren Orr and guitarist Steven Blessing. They have already released two EPs this year under ‘The … Continue reading

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Album review: KAPREKAR’S CONSTANT – The Murder Wall

KAPREKAR’S CONSTANT – The Murder Wall

Talking Elephant Records [Release date 25.03.22] Kaprekar’s Constant is the brainchild of a couple of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Al Nicholson and Nick Jefferson. Kaprekar’s Constant is rounded out with David Jackson of Van Der Graaf Generator fame (sax, flutes, whistles), … Continue reading

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Album review: BIRD IN THE BELLY – After The City

BIRD IN THE BELLY – After The City

GF*M Records [Release date 25.02.22] Bird in the Belly return with their third record ‘After the City’. A concept record based around the novel ‘After London; or Wild England’ by Richard Jefferies, is an early example of post-apocalyptic fiction first … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MURDER OF MY SWEET – A Gentleman’s Legacy

murder sweet legacy

Frontiers [Release date: 10.12.21] The Murder Of My Sweet’s latest release, A Gentleman’s Legacy, is a concept album, with a plot worthy of some of the better psychological thriller writers we may have encountered over the years. The band is … Continue reading

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Album review: JULIAN LITTMAN – Goblin Market Music

JULIAN LITTMAN - Goblin Market Music

Website [Release date 01.12.21] Steeleye Span’s Julian Littman has created a concept album based on Christina Rossetti’s famous 19th Century poem ‘Goblin Market’. In addition, author John Matthews set out to adapt the themes in the poem to create a … Continue reading

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Quick plays: JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, LEGENDS PLAY THE BEATLES, ACROSS THE SEA

JACK RUSSELL's GREAT WHITE Great Zeppelin II

JACK RUSSELL’s GREAT WHITE Great Zeppelin II Deadline Music/Cleopatra [Release date 13.08.21] There can be few reasons for revisiting Zeppelin back catalogue unless you can bring something new to the party.  And, in truth, something more radical and it might … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KORGIS – Kartoon World

THE KORGIS – Kartoon World

Pete Feenstra chatted to James Warren about the album Kartoon World for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 1 August 2021.  https://thekorgis.com/ [Release date 16.07.21] ‘Kartoon World’ is the first proper studio album since 1992. And it marks a … Continue reading

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Album review: MAJESTICA – A Christmas Carol

MAJESTICA – A Christmas Carol

Nuclear Blast [Release date 04.12.20] ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens is one of my all-time favourite books and has been adapted for TV and film many times. Now we have Swedish symphonic metal band Majestica giving their take on … Continue reading

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Album review: DGM – Tragic Separation

DGM – Tragic Separation

Frontiers [Release date 09.10.20] Tenth album from Italian Prog Metallers, DGM. In which they examine the notion that the journey (of life) is more important than the destination. With all of the tracks, there’s a direct correlation between the events … Continue reading

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Album review: AYREON – Transitus

AYREON - Transitus

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 25.09.20] Ayreon’s latest album comes complete with the book and vinyl offerings accompanied by a 28 page graphic novel illustrated by Felix Vega. It’ll see Arjen Lucassen, Dutch songwriter, singer, musician and record producer, tackle … Continue reading

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Album review: ELOY – The Vision, The Sword and The Pyre (Part II)

ELOY - The Vision, the Sword and the Pyre (Part II)

Artist Station Records [Release date 27.09.19] German prog legends return with their new album two years after Part I of this 2 part concept (this with Joan of Arc as the central character). Part one featured fantastic reviews, and rightfully … Continue reading

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Album review: ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO – The Crossing

Yep Roc Records [Release date 14.09.18] Alejandro Escovedo’s ‘Burn Something Beautiful’ was one of last year’s better albums and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck helped out on that one. Now we have ‘The Crossing’, Alejandro’s first ever concept album telling the story of two … Continue reading

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News: IAN ANDERSON of JETHRO TULL new album and tour

After two magic years on the road with the Thick As A Brick shows, legendary Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson embarks upon a UK tour, following the release of his new concept album ‘Homo Erraticus’  in April. The 22-date UK … Continue reading

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Gig review: IAN ANDERSON – Royal Albert Hall, London, 30 June 2013

Ian Anderson

It’s 45 years since Ian Anderson first trod the boards at the Albert Hall with Jethro Tull at a charity show. And now with the apparent departure (temporarily or otherwise) of long time guitarist Martin Barre, he’s shed the Tull … Continue reading

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Album review: METHOD TO MADNESS – Guilty As Sin

Method To Madness [Release date 04.13] Method To Madness is an American prog metal band that proudly sticks to its task of producing a concept album with a preface, three acts and 15 tracks.  The concept is about a policeman … Continue reading

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Album Review: TROISI – The Front

Troisi Blue Music [Release date 12.13] ‘The Front’ by TROiSi, (Mike Troisi the person and band are interchangeable) is a conceptual and musical triumph in the face of cliché. It’s a concept album that rises above the genre to make a … Continue reading

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