Peter Kernel Album: ...

  Peter Kernel Album: The Size Of The Night. Formed in 2008, Peter Kernel is a duo that consists of Canadian singer and film maker Barbara Lehnhoff and Swiss graphic designer Aris Bassetti. They describe themselves as experimental post punk and to get their music out to the hordes they...

Steel Panther and Wayward Sons  in Belfast Jan20

Steel Panther and Wayward Sons in Belfast

  A cold January night was no match for the pulling power of Steel Panther and Wayward Sons, who rocked up to the Limelight, Belfast. The Limelight was packed in anticipation for a very special evening of some of the greatest heavy metal filled adolescent toilet humour this side of the Lagan. First on the stage was Toby Jepson’s Wayward Sons and, boy, did they do themselves proud. Nailing every song with vigour and rock and roll panache. Kicking it all off, they soared into ‘Alive’, ‘Ghost’, and ‘Don’t Wanna Go’. The energy of the band radiated right across the Limelight. These guys knew how to rock out. Toby’s vocals belting out...

SKINDRED ANNOUNCE NE...

SKINDRED ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE: ‘MACHINE’ AND ALBUM ‘BIG TINGS’ APRIL 27th, 2018 START THE MACHINE UK TOUR 2018 Ragga rock legends Skindred are proud to announce the release of a new single “Machine” ahead of their forthcoming UK ‘Start the Machine Tour “. Machine will be the first single from...

Purest of Pain – ‘So...

Purest of Pain – ‘Solipsis’ out March 1st. “Really digging the album, honestly! You guys have managed to blend brutality with groove and emotion in a great way!” Jens Bogren (Opeth, Arch Enemy, Soilwork etc.)   Groove, ambience, tone and melody… Dutch melodic death...

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Jan18

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT New Studio Album “A Deeper Cut” Released 16th February 2018 Full UK And Eire Headline Tour As Part Of A European Tour Feb / March / April 2018 British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have returned with news of a brand new studio album to be released in early 2018, supported by a European headlining tour. Following a whirlwind few years in which they released two Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars THE ROLLING STONES. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are finally back, having been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for an even bigger year in 2018. The band’s...

RAVENEYE HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF THIS WEEK!

RAVENEYE HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF THIS WEEK! View this email in your browser RAVENEYE HEADLINE TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK!   Fresh from their stint as special guests on the recent KISS and Bush tours, appearances at Reading and Leeds festivals, and their own American headline dates, UK rock trio RavenEye are happy to announce that their headline UK tour kicks off this week.   Check out their unique home-made trailer HERE  and the official video for ‘Come With Me’ HERE. Since releasing their wildly successful EP, ‘Breaking Out’, and debut album ‘NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness, KISS, Bush, Aerosmith,...

ALBUM REVIEW: Audrey...

ALBUM REVIEW: Audrey Horne don’t let us down on Pure Heavy WHEN Audrey Horne declare on ‘Audrevolution’ that they’ll “never let your down” a more cynical person could accuse band of being vainglorious. But said person would be very, very wrong. ‘Pure...

Motionless in White blow through Mandela Hall Jan16

Motionless in White blow through Mandela Hall

Motionless in White blow through Mandela Hall Belfast It was a perfectly cold wet and windy night when Motionless in White and Ice Nine Kills stormed the stage at the Mandela Hall, Belfast. Right on the eve of heavy snow. Fate? Perhaps. The Mandela Hall was packed, heaving with a young enthusiastic crowd of committed fans delighted to be at the first gig to kick off the tour in Europe. Ice Nine Kills, a symphonic metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts took the stage to the packed hall to the delight of those gathered there. There were quite a faithful followers of Ice Nine Kills and this American band’s horror inspired songs called them...

Joe Satriani – What Happens Next

Live Reviews and Album Reviews Joe Satriani – What Happens Next By: Samantha Lamb (@samlamb4)     What Happens Next is the 16th solo release for the guitar maestro, Joe Satriani, and was released on 12th January 2018 on Sony / Legacy Recordings.   What Happens Next features a power tri of legendary status; Satriani on guitar, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) on drums. This is the first reunion of Smith and Satriani since Chickenfoot. Satriani has joined forces with Mike Fraser to produce, engineer and mix What Happens Next. Fraser has been a frequent...

THE DEAD DAISIES SET TO BURN IT DOWN IN 2018

THE DEAD DAISIES SET TO BURN IT DOWN IN 2018   THE DEAD DAISIES announce new Album “BURN IT DOWN” via Spitfire Music / SPV on April 6th, 2018   2018 WORLD TOUR will Bring the Heat to a Town near you!!   Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey) joins The Dead Daisies   “BURN IT DOWN” is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of 70s Rock, with moments of Birmingham’s finest, blended with the early works of Boston’s best, “Burn It Down” will do just that: Burn down everything in its path until there is nothing left standing.   Recorded in Nashville...

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY  BAND RELEASE VIDEO Jan15

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY BAND RELEASE VIDEO

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY BAND RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘THE LUDDITE’ TO CELEBRATE ALBUM RELEASE Today marks the official release of No Cross No Crown, the long anticipated new full-length from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY! Captured in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, the mammoth offering marks the first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade. In celebration of its release, the band is pleased to unveil the raging, kaleidoscopic new video for ‘The Luddite’ ORDER NO CROSS NO CROWN: Limited Edition Orange and Grey Vinyl:  http://nblast.de/COCShop Limited Edition Digipack CD and...

PORN ‘SHE HOLDS MY WILL’

PORN ‘SHE HOLDS MY WILL’ video for song from new album ‘THE OGRE INSIDE’ available now [Les Disques Rubicon]     The French industrial-goth metal group Porn released their third album,’The Ogre Inside’, in October. ’She Holds My Will’ is the fourth promo clip to be filmed for songs from it. It was made in Switzerland  by Matteo VDiva of VD Pictures, who also shot the clip for the song ‘You Will Be The Death Of Me’. Band leader Philippe Deschemin explains : “’She Holds My Will’ is a song about love, death and sex. It is probably the most catchy song from the album but also the most subversive in that it describes a...

INGLORIOUS    Main Support To Steel Panther In January 2018 Jan15

INGLORIOUS Main Support To Steel Panther In Januar...

INGLORIOUS  Main Support To Steel Panther In January 2018 Further Dates Announced Praise For No 1 UK Rock Charting Inglorious II Album “UK quintet serve up a second helping of thunderous classic rock. Inglorious’ second full-length effort definitely warrants place in your collection next to your 70’s classics” 4/5 Kerrang! magazine “Nathan James is one of the best rock singers of his generation, his band arguably the great white hope of British rock” – Planet Rock Magazine “Soon to be classic album. This is pure class from a band growing in maturity, ability and craft” 10/10 Powerplay Album Of The Month “(Inglorious are) emulating the...

Delta Deep, East Coa...

Delta Deep, East Coast (Live) Back in 2010 Phil Collen, guitarist with Def Leppard, with his love of blues and motown was jamming in his living room with his wife Helen’s godmother Debbi Blackwell Cook, who herself had performed with Tesla and Michael Buble. They soon realised that what they...

Operation Mindcrime packs the Belfast Empire

When a metal icon comes to town you know the place is going to be packed. And so it was at the Belfast Empire where Geoff Tate brought his Operation Mindcrime to the expectant mass of fans. He was very ably supported by local rockers Conjuring Fate and his daughter’s band Till Death Do Us Part. The Belfast Empire’s hall was already heaving when the excellent metallers , Conjuring Fate, hit the stage and the really hit the ground running to a very appreciative audience. Blasting off with ‘Darkest Days’ ‘Marching Dead’ they were heavy, fun and furious in their set. Working the crowd up into a heavy metal headbanging mood they powered into two...

ALBUM REVIEW: The De...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Defects muscle it up on Feed The Good Dog WITH the parlous state of the world at the dawn of 2018 The Defects have lashed out in furious form for their new release ‘Feed The Good Dog’. For years the risk to the world was ‘limited’ to climate change,...

Courtesans + Death B...

Courtesans + Death Blooms King 810 UK Tour self release 8 January 2018 London doom pop band Courtesans have announced they’ll be joining King 810 on their UK tour in February. Courtesans are special guests to the Flint, Michigan alternative metal group on all 10 UK dates of their...

THE FALLEN STATE TOUR Jan12

THE FALLEN STATE TOU...

Single: “Nova” featuring Chris Robertson Out Now Announce UK Tour In 2018“Beefy, brooding shot of hard rock, with that Shinedown-meets-Alter Bridge” – (Classic Rock) UK five piece The Fallen State are delighted to announce the release of ‘Nova” – featuring vocals and guitar...

MICHAEL SCHENKER  A DECADE OF THE MAD AXEMAN Jan12

MICHAEL SCHENKER A DECADE OF THE MAD AXEMAN

MICHAEL SCHENKER A DECADE OF THE MAD AXEMAN 2xCD RETROSPECTIVE COLLECTION  OUT 26.01.18   ‘A Decade Of The Mad Axeman’ is a retrospective collection that documents the studio and live output of the  renowned German guitarist Michael Schenker between 2007 and 2016. From his return to the roots of MSG   through to Temple of Rock and Michael Schenker Fest, the different group line-ups and special guests have  attested to the stunning power of his creativity, while critics have unanimously considered the last decade to be one of the most impressive phases of his career to date. Schenker started playing the guitar at the age of...

JOE LOUIS WALKER tou...

JOE LOUIS WALKER GRAMMY NOMINATED ‘EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE’ OUT NOW ON PROVOGUE/MASCOT LABEL GROUP   “Compelling prospect” Daily Mirror   UK TOUR DATES   Tuesday 16th January 2018 – 100 Club, London Wednesday 17th January 2018 – George Lawton Hall, Mossley, Manchester Following on from the...

Offerings, Band: Typ...

  Album: Offerings, Band: Typhoon This is the fourth album by eleven piece orchestral indie band Typhoon from Portland, Oregon. It’s an ambitious concept piece which centres around a man who is losing his memory, and hence his whole identity. At over seventy minutes and fourteen tracks...

The Vikings are comi...

THE Longships are coming in 2018 as ‘The Sign of the Dragonhead’ looms over the horizon… Leave’s Eyes, a fantastic symphonic metal band, return to storm these shores with their seventh album, an uncompromising, combative, epic album and they are ready to loot and pillage your ears...

Classic rockers GRAV...

Classic rockers GRAVEYARD have entered Park Studios in Stockholm to record their as yet untitled album, which is currently scheduled for release late spring/early summer in 2018. The album has been produced by Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineered...

The Dead Daisies announce the first part of their ...

The Dead Daisies announce the first part of their world tour for 2018 The Dead Daisies have announced tour dates for April-May 2018, to coincide with the release of their eagerly-anticipated 4th studio album. Fans of this dynamic Australian-American rock supergroup, which pools impeccable pedigree rock talent, will be able to see the band making some serious noise at 6 dates and venues in the U.K. then 20 in Europe (details below). The mighty 26-performance run gets underway at Garage in Glasgow on 8th April 2018 and winds up in Madrid on 12th May. Further dates for Japan, South America, USA, Canada, as well as European Festivals will be...

Time to Embrace Some Christmas Blues: Elles Bailey’s Got Deluxe News Dec21

Time to Embrace Some Christmas Blues: Elles Bailey...

Time to Embrace Some Christmas Blues: Elles Bailey’s Got Deluxe News Elles Bailey is releasing a special edition of her successful and critically-acclaimed debut album, Wildfire, due to be released on 22nd December 2017. Heralded by Blues in Britain as “The Blues Princess,” Elles Bailey continues to go from strength to strength. The super-smoky-voiced singer-songwriter recorded the original Wildfire as her debut album in Nashville with some of its finest talent (including Grammy Award winner and two-time CMA ‘Musician of the Year’ Brent Mason on guitar, three-time ‘Musician Hall of Famer’ Bobby Wood on piano, and Ivor Novello Award-winning...

HRH VIKINGS ADDS A NORSE GOD AND MORE HEROES TO ITS MIGHTY METAL ADVENTURE Dec21

HRH VIKINGS ADDS A N...

HRH VIKINGS ADDS A NORSE GOD AND MORE HEROES TO ITS MIGHTY METAL ADVENTURE   All hail! HRH VIKINGS are proud to announce that the mighty TYR will be making a rare appearance and headlining the Sunday night at the 2-day, 2-Arena Adventure, which will unfold at the O2 Academy in Sheffield...

Diamond Head and Stormzone hit the Voodoo

LIVE REVIEW: Diamond Head and Stormzone hit the Voodoo with heavy metal thunder and lightning ON a cold Friday night in Belfast in the intimate venue of Voodoo, two sets of rock legends strode onto stage and gave everyone a night to remember. Local heavy rock stalwarts, Stormzone, and the heavy metal godfathers that are Diamond Head. Stormzone filled the stage with their full on hard and heavy rock with a perfectly placed first song, ‘Where we belong’. And that said it all… A tour de force of pure enthusiastic energy they stormed on through ‘Another rainy night’, the anthemic ‘Three Kings’ and on into ‘The Pass Loning’. Each song was a...

LIVE REVIEW: The Undertones stir up some teenage kicks in the Limelight Dec21

LIVE REVIEW: The Undertones stir up some teenage k...

LIVE REVIEW: The Undertones stir up some teenage kicks in the Limelight WHEN two local bands play the Limelight and they pack the place out, you know something special is going down. Brand New Friend and The Undertones were a fantastic match, with a youthful Brand New Friend supporting the well experienced The Undertones. Brand New Friend, a quirky upbeat outfit from Castlerock, is Taylor and Lauren Johnson, Aaron Milligan and Luke Harris. Their set for the night set alight the stage and the audience with their energy. Starting off with “Why Are You So Tired?”, “Seatbelts For Aeroplanes” and “I Was An Astronaut” the tone was well and truly...

ALBUM REVIEW: Sumptu...

ALBUM REVIEW: Sumptuous, elegant, edgy eloquence from majestic Magnum on album #20 BY now you would expect veterans like Magnum to be calling in their albums, dialled straight in, with all the formula expected. Not for the Brummie rockers. Nope, this is a band that have a distinctive sound,...

LIVE REVIEW: Jimmy Barnes – When a Working Class Man storms the Limelight Dec21

LIVE REVIEW: Jimmy Barnes – When a Working C...

LIVE REVIEW: Jimmy Barnes – When a Working Class Man storms the Limelight TWO acts and one whole massive show of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll stormed in the Limelight in the forms of Lachlan Doley and the rock legend that is Jimmy Barnes. Lachlan was up first and he is a true live soulful blues singing wonder to behold. Watching him as he plays the Hammond organ as he impossibly genuflects out of it soul and blues music of epic proportions. It is a true pleasure to behold. He seems to be a hyperactive Duracell bunny crossed with Kurt Cobain and it is utterly infectious. As he powered into his set, the crowd were presented...

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