LIVE REVIEW:THE STRANGLERS &THERAPY BELFAST ULSTER HALL 06/04/2018 Apr10

LIVE REVIEW:THE STRANGLERS &THERAPY BELFAST U...

LIVE REVIEW:THE STRANGLERS &THERAPY BELFAST ULSTER HALL 06/04/2018   A crammed Belfast Ulster Hall was treated to a night to remember as The Stranglers delivered a jam-packed set on Friday night as part of their definitive tour. With support from local lads Therapy?, revellers were guaranteed to be blown away. As the show got under way, Therapy? raised the tempo as they thrust into “Isolation”. Lead-singer Andy Cairns greeted the Belfast crowd, “We’re Therapy?, and we’re from East Antrim. Are you ready to make some noise!?” before he urged the audience to help celebrate drummer Neil Cooper’s birthday and encouraged him to “drum...

Leaves Eyes Sign Of ...

  Leaves Eyes Sign Of The Dragonhead Leaves Eyes are hailed as one of the best symphonic metal bands out there. Formed back in 2003 this five piece German Norwegian band are the historians of Viking and Norse folklore; every song telling a different story with the beautiful vocals of...

LEDGER track “Not Dead Yet” Apr10

LEDGER track “Not De...

  Hello I hope all is good with you Jen Ledger, drummer and vocalist of multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated rock band Skillet has signed with Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud, the imprint encompassing the creative team of Skillet’s John & Korey Cooper and longtime manager, Zachary...

Greta Van Fleet @ St Lukes, Glasgow Apr10

Greta Van Fleet @ St Lukes, Glasgow

  Greta Van Fleet @ St Lukes, Glasgow   It is Easter Sunday, I am in an old church and Greta Van Fleet are giving a sermon…if Carlsberg did bank holiday entertainment this is probably it! Support tonight is The Rolling St…Second Sons, a bunch of lads from London that wear their influences on their sleeve and provide good old Rock,n,Roll tunes. I only found out they were supporting the night before and with very little product out there easy to find I went in almost blind. This is no bad thing as preconceptions can be a horrible thing so I watched and I listened and instantly found a band I loved. Nick Harding on vocals is an...

Halo Tora – Man of S...

  Halo Tora – Man of Stone, First Chapter I can recall about six years ago moaning about the lack of development and risk taking within the world of progressive rock\metal. Often derided as a bunch of Peart worshipping anorak’s by the ‘mainstream’ I was concerned that we were becoming a...

The Dead Daisies – Burn It Down

  The Dead Daisies – Burn It Down   For me The Dead Daisies have been flirting with greatness for some time. Live they are incredible and with the last studio album  Make Some noise we saw a massive step up for the band. When I reviewed that back in 2015 I stated for the record they would become the next arena band and I would suspect them to start headlining festivals. Today that got a whole lot closer with the release of “Burn It Down” The album opens with a lazy assed riff and drums with an attitude all of their own, it swings into Corabi’s melodies beautifully and I cannot over emphasize the importance that the hiring of the...

Falling Red Release ...

Falling Red Release Single and Reveal new video for ‘Hell In My Eyes’ Fresh from their recently released studio album Lost Souls, the super–sleazy quartet from Northwest England FALLING RED have premièred a new video single for the punchy and infectious ‘Hell In My Eyes’....

Hunter and the Bear, King Tuts Glasgow Apr05

Hunter and the Bear, King Tuts Glasgow

  Hunter and the Bear, King Tuts Glasgow It is a rare thing that I am recommended a band I have never even heard the name of. How I have missed this incredible band I have no idea but tonight I rectify this folly. King Tuts is packed out tonight, anyone with claustrophobia would not have made it through standing in line in the bar area to get in. This gig sold out in four hours which again has me wondering where the hell have I been and it also begs the question why Tuts? As a venue it is a shadow of itself from the 90s. Yes it is intimate, it is seriously hot and sweaty but other venues in this city have left it behind. For me tonight...

PSYCHEWORK REVEALS DETAILS FOR NEW ALBUM Apr05

PSYCHEWORK REVEALS DETAILS FOR NEW ALBUM

  PSYCHEWORK REVEALS DETAILS FOR NEW ALBUM “KARELIAN HILLS”, OUT IN APRIL 2018 Finnish melodic metallers Psychework are set to release their sophomore album on 20th of April, 2018 through Ranka Kustannus. While the full-length, titled “Karelian Hills”, is not a concept album, it lays out a vast and brutal scenery of war with true stories set in Karelia, Russia, and Poland. The subject was briefly explored on their 2016 debut, “The Dragon’s Year”, which focused mostly on a more personal battle. Singer Antony Parviainen elaborates on lyrical themes: “After our first album, which was created around a weighty theme, I started to think what...

LIVE REVIEW Testament to mightiness Apr05

LIVE REVIEW Testament to mightiness

LIVE REVIEW Testament to mightiness WITH a lengthy tour coming to a close Testament, Annihilator and Vader were a polished tour package to rival any current shows. And, when they landed in Dublin on Easter Sunday they could have resurrected any messiahs slumbering. It may have been April Fool’s Day, but it was no joke as the mayhem was unleashed at the city’s Vicar Street venue. While Vader may have been only allotted shortly over 30 minutes they took their opportunity, grabbed the audience by the scruff of the neck and threw their deathly might upon the adoring at the front. On the surface Vader’s inclusion could have...

SAXON ALBUM REVIEW

  Where were you in ’79 when the dam began to burst, did you check us out down at the local show? Yes, Biff we tried to climb the fence at the Balloch Rock Festival to see you, not quite secondary school kids taking our lives in our hands. The festival took place in the bear park,...

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