PART 2 OF THUNDERBOL...

SAXON ANNOUNCE PART 2 OF THUNDERBOLT TOUR New Album ‘THUNDERBOLT’ Reaches Top 30 in UK Official Charts! Highest Chart position in 34 Years! SAXON isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants have released their...

Chile’s thrash metallers STRAIGHT TERROR Feb15

Chile’s thrash...

Chile’s thrash metallers STRAIGHT TERROR just released their debut album ‘Between The Lies‘ and posted a picture video for the song ‘Inferno‘: https://youtu.be/X22MYy4enRQ The album is produced by Straight Terror. Mixed/reamped by Javier Bassino (Fireland, Rexx,...

When Anvil Pounded t...

When Anvil Pounded the Pavements of Belfast A COLD Tuesday night feeling like it was the dead of winter should have ensured the streets of Belfast had only a few stragglers knocking about the place. Not so for the Limelight 2 where the legendary Anvil and the mighty Stormzone were playing....

Falling Red deliver sleaze smorgasbord on Lost Sou...

 Falling Red deliver sleaze smorgasbord on Lost Souls ONE wonders what the residents of Cumbria must make of Falling Red – they’re not what you would expect from that rugged landscapes – instead it is a glammed up party machine that packs musical punch as all can attest to who have seen their live show. On new release ‘Lost Souls’ they not only capture that but they belt it out of the park, into orbit. Looking like escapees from Sunset Blvd taking refuge in England they may seem like just another sleaze band, but they are much, much more than that.. This is a diverse collection of tracks. From the pureblood...

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR  NEW SINGLE: Feb15

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR NEW SINGLE:

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR NEW SINGLE: “BRING THE HOUSE DOWN” RELEASE DATE: 23RD FEBRUARY 2018 After wrapping up 2017 with their huge radio hit “Have Mercy On Me” and completing a highly successful co-headline tour playing to many sold out crowds throughout the UK and Europe with FOZZY, the original Wild Boys of Gothenburg are set to release their second single and video “Bring The House Down” on 23rd February 2018, via GAIN Music Entertainment. Taken from their forthcoming full-length studio album “You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll” that is due to be released on 21st September, “Bring The House Down” is bound to become a classic Hardcore Superstar...

WAYWARD SONS UK TOUR IN APRIL

WAYWARD SONS ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR IN APRIL 2018 DEBUT ALBUM “GHOSTS OF YET TO COME” OUT NOW Praise for “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” Debut single “Until The End” 16 Weeks On Planet Rock Playlist! “This is simple, irresistible Rock N Roll” – Classic Rock “This is riff heavy classic hard rock and it is played superbly” – Maximum Volume “No frills and no fucking about, ‘Ghosts Of Yet To Come’ is one of the most energising albums of the year so far” Fireworks Fresh from the critically acclaimed release of their debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” and support to Steel Panther and Inglorious across the UK in January 2018, Wayward Sons...

Album Review: The DE...

  Album Review: The DEAD XIII – Dark Days I was lucky enough a few years ago to review the debut album by the DEAD XIII which was called Catacombs. It was a corker of an album, to the point we started the review by saying, ‘Ok, so just go buy this’. My opinion hasn’t changed since I...

Live Review: The Stranglers in Adelaide, Australia...

  Live Review: The Stranglers in Adelaide, Australia. Punk rock royalty have come to Adelaide as part of their Australia and New Zealand tour. We have The Ruts DC support The Stranglers, two bands there in the beginning and still going strong. Both bands have had their loss, their ups and downs but on the night these two bands left a busy venue wanting more. Kicking the night off with The Ruts DC we have a band that I have been looking forward to for so many years. On the night we had all the classics, including, Babylon’s Burning, Staring at the Rude Boys and In a Rut all from the Ruts days. The big one for me was hearing Kill the...

Voodoo Circle, Album...

  Voodoo Circle, Album: Raised On Rock. Voodoo Circle are a German hard rock band formed in 2008 by guitar hero Alex Beyrodt (Silent Force, Primal Fear) and this is their fifth album. Other members are Mat Sinner, Francesco Jorvino and newly appointed frontman Herbie Langhans (Sinbreed)....

Symphonic extravaganza  headed by Therion Feb12

Symphonic extravaganza headed by Therion

Symphonic extravaganza lands in Limelight headed by Therion COSTUMES. You wouldn’t expect a live music review to start with costumes. It’s not a fuckn’ fashion blog! But, the point in referring to four bands’ costumes is attention to detail. When the four acts, headed by Therion, hit the stage on Saturday February 10th, that act of putting on a costume, warpaint or whatever gives the audience a focus, and gets the band into the mindset of providing entertainment. And, this tour package poured out as much entertainment as the beer taps were providing… Manhattan’s Midnight Eternal set the tone for the...

Raveneye Skam Mosmo Strange.Live in Belfast

LIVE REVIEW: Raveneye, Skam and Mosmo Strange. Three rock bands walk into a bar …. ON a rather cold Friday night the Belfast Empire played host to a full on rock performance of epic proportions. As the crowd milled in anticipating a good show, little did they know what a fantastic night it was to be – minds, as they say blown… Setting the scene was local band Mosmo Strange, a four piece band of Gavin Scott, Nolan Donnelly, Eamonn Doherty and Conor Bradley. Kicking in with ‘L’Etrange’, Clipper and ‘Fumar Mata’, they grabbed people’s attention straight away with an eclectic alt rock energy. These guys were not the usual...

HALO TORA Announce New Album ‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’ Feb09

HALO TORA Announce N...

HALO TORA Announce New Album ‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’ Released 06 APR 2018 ‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’ Release Show Tickets On Sale Now 27 APR 2018 – Glasgow, Stereo: http://bit.ly/2smuL9X Progressive rock five-piece, Halo Tora have announced details of...

Kaine – A Crisis Of Faith

  Kaine – A Crisis Of Faith   I fell in love with Kaine on the back of last album “The Waystone”, it harked back to my youth, my teenage years when I lived through NWOBHM.I wanted to grab onto that feeling like a junkie with their last bag of smack. Maiden were(and still are) the band that tore me away from punk and threw me into a world of metal that I am still totally immersed in. I found the album late, I bought it on the back of one track and it impressed me so much I wrote a review which is unheard of that length of time after release but I had to I was so impressed. This made for a very difficult task to beat. The wait has...

The Inoculated Canar...

  The Inoculated Canaries – Trying Times   Now c’mon, how good is that band name? With a name like that I was never going to pass up this review and when I checked out their video for “Count Me Out” I was hooked. The band are a foursome hailing from New York and as yet unsigned( I...

Blaze Bayley blasts ...

 Blaze Bayley blasts wonderfully through the conclusion of the William Black story WITH his 10th solo album Blaze Bayley concludes the ‘Infinite Entanglement’ trilogy with the ‘Redemption of William Black’ – and what a conclusion it is! Across 11 tracks there is...

ALBUM REVIEW: Thauro...

ALBUM REVIEW: Thaurorod deliver power metal masterclass on Coast of Gold FINNISH power metal maestros Thaurorod may have slipped below many a metal fans radar to date, but with the release of ‘Coast of Gold’ they will no longer be just another European band. This album is a...

Pop Evil – Pop Evil...

  Pop Evil – Pop Evil   Wow, it has been 10 years since Pop Evil released their debut “Lipstick on the Mirror”. An album that took about two years to get to my ears and I have been a huge fan since that very first listen. It is sometimes a bit frustrating to find a band from another...

Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin’ Man Fair Feb09

Spirit Of Rock Prese...

Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin’ Man Fair Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK 30th June & 1st July 2018 Second Headline Act Announced For 2018 MOTT THE HOOPLE (UK Festival Exclusive) Downloadable Assets – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ncs9yg6exguot94/AADLg_GXQt-IRY1KnLBjqavUa?dl=0 Praise for...

Spirit Of Rock Prese...

Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin’ Man Fair Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK 30th June & 1st July 2018 New Act Announced For 2018 THE CADILLAC THREE   Praise for Ramblin’ Man Fair 2017 “If you’re into Classic Rock then Ramblin’ Man could be ‘The Greatest Show on...

Kane’d – Show Me You...

  Kane’d – Show Me Your Skeleton   Welsh rockers Kane’d return with an absolute power house of an album in “Show Me Your Skeleton”. Last album Rise was as it says on the tin…a phoenix rising from the ashes of their debut that although good was pushed in the direction of the...

Dizzy Reed: Rock N’ ...

  Dizzy Reed: Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Easy. For those of you who are not aquainted with the name, Dizzy is the Rock N’ Roll hall of famer and keyboardist with Guns and Roses. This is his long anticipated solo album and he has brought together a plethora of musicians to join him on it; names...

Leprous – Live in Adelaide

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Inglorious/ Wayward Sons @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Jan28

Inglorious/ Wayward Sons @ 02 Academy, Glasgow

  Inglorious/ Wayward Sons @ 02 Academy, Glasgow   I am sure there are a lot of people out there who have a pop at Steel Panther and I am sure they do not care as tonight is sold out, yes, there may be a party atmosphere, lots of already hammered drunk spandex wearers out there but please think about the bigger story. Panther have taken two cracking up and coming UK bands on tour and with crowds like this the winners are Inglorious and Wayward Sons. You know what you get with Panther and they would have sold out no matter who was on the bill so it is time for the support to step up! First up is Wayward Sons and with debit album...

Praise for Ramblin’ Man Fair 2017 Jan26

Praise for Ramblin’ ...

Praise for Ramblin’ Man Fair 2017 “If you’re into Classic Rock then Ramblin’ Man could be ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’!” – Daily Mirror   “What a corker…Ramblin’ Man has a rep for warm sounds and cool vibes.. this fests got legs!” – The Sun...

Walking papers don’t need to push their luck with ...

Walking papers don’t need to push their luck with their latest album WALKING Papers’ second album ‘WP2’ with a lucky 13 of sublime tracks to tenderly caress your little ears with some hard rocking blues that tease your soul. Walking Papers is a rock band from Seattle that delve into the sweet, swinging side of rock with an unmistakeable core built on the blues. ‘WP2’kicks it all off with ‘My Luck Pushed Back’ with a crunchy driving beat, thundering drums, the dirty fuzz of rumbling bass and a hypnotic guitar overlaid with the clear vocals of Jefferson Angell. The track is an instant classic rock blues song that demands your attention,...

Phil Campbell And Th...

ALBUM REVIEW: Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons lay down the rock ‘n’ roll on Age Of Absurdity IN these uncertain times of Trump, Brexit and global tensions rock and fucking roll is the antidote; the antiseptic dressing needed to stymie the vacuous fuckers trying to get us all to...

Catfish @ Nice’N’Sleazys, Glasgow Jan26

Catfish @ Nice’N’Sleazys, Glasgow

  Catfish @ Nice’N’Sleazys, Glasgow   Glasgow tonight was a snowy waste land and although the blizzard may have had an effect on the punters through the door there was no way I was missing this show. It is not very often I get recommendations I have not heard of but when I clocked about 30 seconds of a Youtube video I was hooked. I may be a rocker right down to my pores but I love my blues and man did this band tick all those boxes. I actually got in early despite the weather to find the band relaxing and what a lovely bunch of guys(and the lovely merch lady). They may have been relaxed offstage but when they stepped onto that...

EP REVIEW: Thuum rel...

EP REVIEW: Thuum release Through Smoke, Comes Fire’ this February THUUM smack 2018 out of the park with their heavy, no holds barred and bruising self-released EP ‘Through Smoke, comes fire’. If you like Down, Corrosion of Conformity or Mastadon then this is right up your street. Even...

The Temperance Movement bare all on A Deeper Cut

ALBUM REVIEW: The Temperance Movement bare all on A Deeper Cut IT’S a rare band that exposes all their problems in public, let alone open their hearts in songs – yet The Temperance Movement have done that on their latest release ‘A Deeper Cut’. They have produced a set of tracks that sum up the journey of the band – melancholic and triumphant. For many The Temperance Movement were in the past a Marmite band – you either loved them or walked away. But on ‘A Deeper Cut’ they have exposed every heartache, every travail and every pain. It could be that is what makes this a remarkable rock album....

Operation Mindcrime 30th Anniversary, The Garage, Glasgow Jan25

Operation Mindcrime 30th Anniversary, The Garage, ...

  Operation Mindcrime 30th Anniversary, The Garage, Glasgow Shock City productions steps out of Scotland and what a way to do it. They brought the tour that marks the 30th anniversary of this iconic album to the masses. England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland got to witness what could very well be the gig of the year. Now the support for the whole tour was Till Death Do Us Part and I am sure this raised a few eyebrows. Lots of moaning about stars and family members but for us north of the border we are well aware of the talent within this band. Yes, the singer is Emily Tate and apart from the fact father and daughter have incredible...

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