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Album review: ALCATRAZZ – V

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Silver Lining Music [release date: 15.10.21] Now that Doogie White and Joe Stump are onboard, Alcatrazz have abandoned all that wimpy rock stuff, and mainlined themselves into the world of heavy metal, on this, their second album with Silver Lining. … Continue reading

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Gig review: PRAYING MANTIS – Arlington Arts Centre, Snelsmore, 7 October 2021

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A mere 581 days since I last attended an indoor concert – Jon Boden in Didcot back in March 2020. Since then live music as we know has been decimated with the fall out from the pandemic, however, you can’t … Continue reading

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Album review: LONG SHADOWS DAWN – Isle Of Wrath

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Frontiers [Release date 06.08.21] Long Shadows Dawn is a new collaboration between vocalist extraordinaire Doogie White and guitarist Emil Norberg from power metal band Persuader. The guys have taken their musical cues from the classic rock of the late 70’s … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS ARTISTS – I’m A Freak Baby 3

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Cherry Red Records [release date 25.06.21] The immortal words of Edgar Broughton – I’m A Freak Baby – have reached their third iteration in Cherry Red’s estimable series of “The British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-1973” collections. … Continue reading

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Album review: TOMMY BOLIN – Shake The Devil The Lost Sessions

TOMMY BOLIN - Shake The Devil The Lost Sessions

Cleopatra Records [Release date 12.02.21] As Dave Thompson’s notes make clear, based on a recent interview with Tommy Bolin’s brother Johnnie, the latest “lost sessions” have been something of a holy grail amongst fans. After Bolin’s premature death in December … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! announce Best of 2020 Popular Poll winners

Snake Oil & Harmony

Rock music website Get Ready to ROCK! has announced the results of the Popular Poll for Best of 2020. Readers and listeners could vote in two categories this year: Top Albums and Breakthrough Act. Snake Oil & Harmony (aka Dan … Continue reading

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EP review: BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – Here We Come A-Caroling

Blackmore's Night

Edel/EarMUSIC [Release date 04.12.20] Blackmore’s Night have been around since 1997, founded by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night to stage their mutual love for traditional medieval and folk-rock music. This seasonal EP is released ahead of the band’s next album … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (July 2020 – September 2020)

MAGENTA - Masters Of Illusion

MAGENTA Masters Of Illusion (Tiger Moth) It turns back the years without ever being ‘retro’ and I would suggest is comfortably the best Magenta album since Home.  Masters Of Illusion – The Musical, anyone?   ***** (Pete Whalley) WALTER TROUT Ordinary … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIAS T. HOTH – Metastatic Syndrome

Elias T. Hoth - Metastatic Syndrome

CD Baby [Release date 15.09.20] Elias T. Hoth’s ‘Metastatic Syndrome’ is full of all the road-tested elements with which he’s made his name in the last few years. There’s the unsettling title to start with, then there’s the balanced mix … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Whoosh!

DEEP PURPLE - Whoosh!

Ear Music [Release date 07.08.20] Classic rock legends Deep Purple remain a star on the highway, heading towards the next decade with studio album number 21. Long gone are the lengthier tracks, but the band’s ability to find a groove … Continue reading

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Album review: GLENN HUGHES – Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 3, 1995-2010

GLENN HUGHES - Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 3, 1995-2010

Cherry Red Records [Release date 31.07.20] 6-CD set A trove of previously unreleased Glenn Hughes’ live material – 19 CDs’ worth – has been released by Cherry Red Records over the last two years. Calling them “Official Bootlegs” has an … Continue reading

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Album review: MYRATH – Live In Carthage

earMusic [Release date 17.04.20] Carthage has a lot of history, not all good unfortunately. It was one of the richest cities in the ancient world and was the centre of the Punic empire which proved to be a thorn in … Continue reading

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Album review: BLENDED BREW – Shove It Down

Mighty Music [Release date 01.05.20] On the info sheet for this album Blended Brew are likened to AC/DC, Deep Purple and Rival Sons. Well two out of three ain’t bad as Mr Loaf once sang as I didn’t get much … Continue reading

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Feature: What GILLAN mean to me

Gillan in 1978

Gillan (the band) made an impression on a young Joe Geesin but he maintained his interest interviewing band members and writing their sleevenotes.  Here he recounts an enduring hard rock and collecting passion. Gillan in 1978 (left to right) Liam … Continue reading

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Single reviews: BAD TOUCH, DEEP PURPLE, VEGA

BAD TOUCH - Strut

BAD TOUCH – Strut Norfolk’s favourite retro rockers are back with this delicious little slab of bluesy classic rock. Perfectly titled, the track rolls along, boasting some really great little classic 70’s and 80’s touches and is the most mature … Continue reading

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Album review: JORN – Heavy Rock Radio II

JORN - Heavy Rock Radio II

Frontiers [Release date 24.01.20] Jorn Lande is back with his second volume of songs he grew up with or influenced him – making this his fourth covers album to date. These songs get the Jorn heavy rock treatment or as … Continue reading

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Album review: GLENN HUGHES – Justified Man

GLENN HUGHES - Justified Man

Cherry Red Records [Release date 31.01.20] Part One: Feel (CD1), Addicted (CD2), The Way It Is (CD3) : This clydebuilt boxset plugs into Glenn Hughes’ solo career in 1995, kicking off with his fourth solo album “Feel” (CD1). It’s the … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Live In Rome 2013

DEEP PURPLE - Live In Rome 2013

Edel/Ear Music [Release date 06.12.19] This series continues and each release never fails to surprise and satisfy. Done in Official Bootleg style, you get a full an unadulterated concert that’s as well recorded as it is performed. A series to … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Third Degree

FLYING COLORS - Third Degree

Music Theories Recording/Mascot Label Group [Release date 04.10.19] The third album by the supergroup Flying Colors who feature Casey McPherson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Morse (vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums, percussion, vocals), Deep Purple’s Steve Morse (lead guitar) … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN GILLAN with The DON AIREY BAND and ORCHESTRA – Contractual Obligation #3 Live In St Petersburg

IAN GILLAN with The DON AIREY BAND and ORCHESTRA - Contractual Obligation #3 Live In St Petersburg

Edel/Ear Music [Release date 26.07.19] Singer Ian Gillan, best known for fronting rock legends Deep Purple, took this solo project on the road during a break in the Purple schedule, and recorded some live sets in November 2016. Featuring a … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONEDEAF FESTIVAL – Newark Showground, 24 August 2019

Stonedeaf - 24 August 2019

Bank holiday weekends have their good and bad points. On the good side you get a long weekend to do whatever takes your fancy, hopefully in fantastic weather and with great musical accompaniment. On the bad side however,  you get … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DEAD DAISIES – Locked And Loaded

DEAD DAISIES – Locked And Loaded

SPV [Release date 23.08.19] The Dead Daisies have been touring and recording since 2013 when David Lowy put the first line-up of the band together. Now, as the various current members of the band take a year out to concentrate … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN GILLAN & THE DON AIREY Band and Orchestra – Contractual Obligation Album #2 Live In Warsaw

IAN GILLAN with the DON AIREY BAND - Contractual Obligaiton #2 Live In Warsaw

earMUSIC/Edel [Release date 26.07.19] Recorded in November 2016, while Deep Purple were on some downtime, and vocalist Ian undertook this short tour with current Purple pianist Don Airey’s band. Oh, and an orchestra. Deep Purple have, with their current line-up, … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Live In Newcastle 2001 The Soundboard Series

DEEP PURPLE - Live In Newcastle 2001 The Soundboard Series

earMUSIC [Release date 05.07.19] First in a series of official bootleg type recordings/releases, getting a wider release as they originally had a very limited showing. And well worth it they are too. This is one of six shows recorded on … Continue reading

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Album review: JOOST DE LANGE BAND – Lonesome Wolf

Joost De Lange Band - Lonesome Wolf

Pete Feenstra chatted to Joost de Lange for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, playing tracks from ‘Lonesome Wolf’.  First broadcast 7 July 2019. Self release [Release date 01.03.19] Joost de Lange Band’s ‘Lonesome Wolf’ is a … Continue reading

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