ISRAELI SUPERSTAR DA...

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISRAELI SUPERSTAR DAVID BROZA TO PLAY LONDON’S UNION CHAPEL APRIL 27 David Broza has often been hailed as the Israeli Springsteen, a comparison that belies the range of genres he has explored during a career that has spanned forty years, nearly as many...

Geoff Tate Acoustic @ The Cathouse Glasgow Jan13

Geoff Tate Acoustic @ The Cathouse Glasgow

  Geoff Tate Acoustic @ The Cathouse Glasgow At the tail end of 2016 as everyone was frantically purchasing tickets for all the big shows this year I was impatiently pacing back and forth waiting for this gig. The moment it was announced it was in my diary as sometimes you just know how good a show you are going to get. On the night things were running a bit behind schedule and although this gave punters a chance to hear the sound check it unfortunately dug into the time allocated to support The Mark Daly Band. This was a real shame as the band played out of their skin with their rocked up Country/ Indie acoustic sounds. For a band...

Annihilator – Triple Threat

  Annihilator – Triple Threat If you are into thrash metal, then you would have undoubtedly heard of Annihilator. They are one of Canada’s ‘Big 4’ thrash metal bands; having had a career spanning from 1984, with the legendary ‘Alice in Hell’ album in 1989, up to 2015’s ‘Suicide Society’. They have just completed a European tour (which I unfortunately missed) and are now currently on a US tour, before setting to work on their sixteenth studio album. ‘Triple Threat’ is their latest compilation album to tantalise the ears in the meanwhile, which will be released on January 27th...

Mike Ross’s new album ‘Jenny’s P...

  With Christmas now out of the way for another year, I am slowly getting back into the swing of things and returning to my routine of reviewing new music. For my first review of 2017 after the Christmas break, I chose Mike Ross’s new album ‘Jenny’s Place’ from the long backlog of albums for me to review. As I set it playing on my musical Bluetooth Christmas tree whilst I cooked my dinner (yes really), the first thing that struck me is how great the album is to jive to. The first track Bamboozled lulls you in with an easy-going intro and first verse, which has hints of Jace Everett encapsulated within. The...

Penrose supported Aslan in the first of their 3 sold out shows in Vicar Street on the 27th December. Jan02

Penrose supported Aslan in the first of their 3 so...

  Popular Irish Indie band,Penrose supported Aslan in the first of their 3 sold out shows in Vicar Street on the 27th December. 2016 has been a good year for Penrose,with a Festival performance at Sea Sessions in Donegal,2 Tours in the UK,and to round off the year nicely,supporting Irish giants,Aslan at one of their sold-out Vicar Street gigs. Definetely ones to watch for 2017. When Penrose arrived on stage ,Vicar Street was already filling up. Aslan’s die-hard fanbase weren’t about to miss out on anything. Penrose didn’t disappoint.Even though lead singer,Darragh Mc Crane was suffering from a sore throat.it didn’t show,and the lads...

Is 2017 the year that will change Rock and Metal f...

    Is 2017 the year that will change Rock and Metal forever? That is a pretty big question I hear you say but just bare with me here as there is a lot to get through. Firstly this is not a new thing, oh no, this has been bubbling along for some time and one way or the other 2017 is the year that this music we love HAS to change. Lets get this in perspective so you need to do a Scooby Doo flashback(accompanying noise and wobbly screen optional) and go back a few years to Gene Simmons unforgettable statement “Rock is dead”, I like many of you would have had the same reaction “ fuck you Gene, you do not know what you are talking...

Lords of Black at the Cathouse, Glasgow Dec19

Lords of Black at the Cathouse, Glasgow

8th December 2016. Pint sized Ronnie Romero played his first ever show in Glasgow to a smaller than expected crowd. Glasgow music fans were spoiled for choice on this particular night as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers were playing The Hydro , The Temperance Movement at the Oran Moor and a couple of small gigs close by. Local lads Mason Hill opened up the night’s entertainment, followed by Worcestershire lads -Fury. Both support bands had their share of fans there. The crowd took a bit of time warming up to The Lords of Black., who started the set with ‘Merciless’ from their second album – Lords of Black 2. The band have been around since 2014...

CLUTCH / VALIENT THORR – The Roundhouse, Camden 15.12.16 Dec18

CLUTCH / VALIENT THORR – The Roundhouse, Cam...

CLUTCH / VALIENT THORR – The Roundhouse, Camden 15.12.16 Kahmel Farahani  Review So as we come to the last few gigs of 2016, it’s with much excitement and almost no fanfare that Clutch roll back into London town. Arriving fairly early (and sadly after early support act Lionize has finished) to a well filled Roundhouse I peruse the merch stand before taking up position against a pillar with a good view. The night’s main openers Valient Thorr kick off with a bang. Imagine early Motorhead or The Damned playing a 70s Hells Angels rally & you would be about right ( they even dedicate a song to Lemmy mid-way through their...

UNDER A BANNER @ PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2016 Dec18

UNDER A BANNER @ PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2016

UNDER A BANNER @ PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2016 Naomi Jeremiah What a festival! My first time attending Planet Rockstock, and I can guarantee it will not be my last. Superbly organised event, with talent after talent ripping up the two stages over the entire weekend. On Saturday I ventured to Stage 2 to see a five piece band from Wolverhampton named UNDER A BANNER. From the very first note, I knew that this band was different to any of the others, and to a degree quite unlike anything I had heard before. So they had my full attention from the off. UNDER A BANNER are difficult to place genre wise, as they are such a magnificent blend of many sounds,...

The   Wildhearts – The Riverside, Newcastle 15.12.2016 Dec17

The Wildhearts – The Riverside, Newcastle 15.12.20...

  The Wildhearts – The Riverside, Newcastle 15.12.2016 I have never been to the Riverside before and it is a lovely compact venue with very good acoustics and a decent lighting set up so my initial thoughts were very positive. Now my history with The Wildhearts is minimal, I did however see them at Download Festival this year and although I missed most of the set I did manage to catch the last 3 or so songs and I thought to myself, these guys are good and it annoyed me as I had missed them. So, with the aid of YouTube etc. I set about doing some research and found myself listening to what must be the entire list available. Six months...

“Devilment The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton Dec16

“Devilment The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton

I arrived at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton after battling some fairly heavy rain to find “She Must Burn,” finishing off their sound check which apart from some technical hitches with feeds and mics was already sounding pretty good. Joe, the lead singer came over and chatted to me about photography, and about the hopes of it being a good night. He struck me as being a quite powerful figure, and imagined his stage charisma very strong. Checking my watch I realised it wouldn’t be too long before play commenced, with “She Must Burn,” as touring support for “Devilment,” and a surprising two other bands on this evening, I knew this would be a...

The Temperance Movement @ Oran Mor, Glasgow Dec14

The Temperance Movement @ Oran Mor, Glasgow

  The Temperance Movement @ Oran Mor, Glasgow TTM make a flying visit to the UK on this very short but very special tour. After almost a year since the White Bear tour they are here to bookend 2016 with an acoustic set in a very special venue. I will be honest when TTM announced this gig they were not the most popular of subjects in my house. As you will all know this time of the year is always crazy for gigs and prior to this gig announcement Glasgow had four pretty big bands playing in the city and I had already been through the pain of having to decide who to see(and changed my mind twice) when up pops this announcement and there...

Whiskey Myers/ Broken Wit Rebels @ St Lukes, Glasgow Dec13

Whiskey Myers/ Broken Wit Rebels @ St Lukes, Glasg...

  Whiskey Myers Broken Wit Rebels @ St Lukes, Glasgow These Texans have had one hell of a 2016. It all kicked off here in the UK where their support slot to The Cadillac Three brought them to a whole new audience. I was one of those punters who saw them live for the first time and was blown away. That has followed with brilliant sets at Download and Ramblin man and oh, just throw the immense album “Mud” into the equation and you can understand why this gig was moved from the smaller King Tuts as it sold out almost immediately. Before we get to the headliners we have two support acts tonight who put in totally different sets but won the...

Ricky Warwick at The Elk, Belfast Dec11

Ricky Warwick at The Elk, Belfast

Ricky Warwick at The Elk, Belfast 06/12/2016 Ricky Warwick played to a sold-out venue, this being The Elk Bar / Restaurant in the Dundonald area of Belfast. Tickets were snapped up by fans and locals many months before. Way before they were even printed! Most of the audience were in early having a pre-booked meal when “The Man” himself arrived for sound check. These fundraisers are a yearly event and are like a big family party. Belfast born Ricky sang a mammoth 30 plus numbers over 2 and a quarter hours, kicking off with ’Johnny or Elvis ‘from his solo Love Many Trust Few 2005 album and closing with the Springsteen classic ‘Born to Run ‘....

Album Review: RUSH &...

  Album Review: RUSH – 2112 40th Anniversary “We would like to play for you side one from our latest album….this is twenty-one twelve”. That announcement on All the World’s a Stage was the sign to fold out the deckchair and rummage through the packed lunch as it was going to be a...

Homesick Mick Prisoner to the past (Scott’s ...

Homesick Mick new Video for Christmas  visit his website for sale on all good music download sites   Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Tidal, 7 Digital https://app.recordunion.com/Profile/118414#.WEqwF8OLSRt   The Album…   The Mysterious Abduction and Return of Homesick Mick. Release date: 13/01/17 Details: Homesick Mick’s debut album. For more information about pre-order Vinyl and the limited edition ultra-green LP NME Report Black Hole Friday. EP Release date: 25th November – Black Friday Details: 4 song EP. Released to support PHILIP FREE FRIDAY with the profits from sales going to Musicians Against...

Rise Up Tour @ The Garage, Glasgow Dec08

Rise Up Tour @ The Garage, Glasgow

  Rise Up Tour @ The Garage, Glasgow Well this was a tasty bill from the off and hats off to Rise Up Records for putting it together. Although this was a cracking night I do have to put my gripes down before I get to the good stuff. I truly believe these types of bills are the way forward for rock and metal in the future, earlier this week I saw the Alterbridge tour which also had a four band line up but there are a couple of issues with this. The first is you either need to juggle with bands stage times or you need to start early. For both this and Alterbridge they went for the longer set times and starting early and although this is...

Colour of Noise  The Green Door Store, Brighton Dec08

Colour of Noise The Green Door Store, Brighton

  Review of Colour of Noise The Green Door Store, Brighton 7th December ‘16 Ramblin’ Man in July this year was the first time I had seen Colour of Noise and while travelling to their home town of Brighton, I wondered if anything had changed in the last five months. The Green Door Store was yesterday’s venue, made up of two cobblestoned, arched rooms underneath the railway station. Chatting to the lead singer, Matt Mitchell, at the venue before the show he mentioned that the line-up had changed slightly, but that the sound remained the same, and he was right. With Bruce John Dickinson on lead guitar and Ben Daniels on bass, the...

Trivium release R...

NEWS: Trivium release ‘Lake of Fire’ instant grat track – Ember To Inferno re-issued on December 2nd AHEAD of their Belfast show in February Trivium have shared ‘Lake of Fire’, the third and final instant grat track from their forthcoming reissue of Ember To...

Ginger Wildheart releases song to support positive...

NEWS: Ginger Wildheart releases song to support positive mental health and the Samaritans this Christmas Ginger Wildheart is releasing a single for Suicide Prevention at Christmas to promote Mental Health Awareness and the proceeds will go to The Samaritans. The lead track is called ‘Fuck You Brain’, recorded with Ginger’s friend Ryan Hamilton.  Along with Fuck You Brain, the single includes two extra original and previously unreleased songs, all for £5.00 (minimum). “Ironically I struggled even getting to the studio to record my parts for this single, deep as was in my current battle with depression. The same attack that almost...

LIVE REVIEW: Last In Line  with Toseland…plus three others Dec06

LIVE REVIEW: Last In Line with Toseland…plus...

LIVE REVIEW: Last In Line rousing rembrance and look to the future with Toseland…plus three others WHEN there are two shows across two venues at closely similar times it is inevitable that one will suffer in terms of attendance, but that doesn’t mean that any performance suffered. To put this in in some sort of context in Belfast’t Limelight2 The Distortion Project presented the Cross Eyed Mary EP launch with Safire and Rosco’s Riot in support. A couple of yards away in Limelight1 Last In Line were concluding their autumn tour with Toseland backing them. The Limelight2 gig first act were on at 6:30, with doors in...

1000mods – Repeated ...

  1000mods – Repeated Exposure To… Review 1000mods is a little known Greek hard rock band that are already seeming to be making waves in the international rock scene. They have done four tours around Europe with only two albums to their name to date, and have played at many...

SUPERHEIST/ICE ON MERCURY /EARTH CALLER / THIRTEENBLACK – Live in Adelaide, Australia Dec04

SUPERHEIST/ICE ON MERCURY /EARTH CALLER / THIRTEEN...

  SUPERHEIST/ICE ON MERCURY /EARTH CALLER / THIRTEENBLACK – Live in Adelaide, Australia Love these bills where you’ve seen one band recently, seen one band a long time ago, one at a festival and the other one is a new world to discover. It’s becoming more common for these multi-band bills and sometimes it a bit of a lottery but tonight everyone was a winner. First up was ThirteenBlack who are a five piece band from Adelaide who play a stoner metal, or sludge metal if you are in the U.S of A, with a hint of doom. I had first seen these guys play at a multi-band bill where we managed to check out seventeen bands in a day. The thing that...

INTERVIEW: Vivian Campbell chats ahead of Last In ...

INTERVIEW: Vivian Campbell chats ahead of Last In Line Limelight show on Saturday TOMORROW (Saturday 3rd December) Last In Line finish up their Autum tour with a slot in Belfast’s Limelight1 with support from Toseland. As the band prepared for the show we caight up with Viivian Campbell to chat about Last In Line and their progress and the tragedies they faced. But first as they draw the tour to an end was Vivian relieved the tour – like any tour – was coming to a close. “To be honest, I think I’ll be mostly sad that it’s over,” he said. “It’s been a great tour and the band has been...

Damaj – ‘The Wrath of the Tide’ EP Dec03

Damaj – ‘The Wrath o...

  Damaj – ‘The Wrath of the Tide’ EP Welcome to Damaj, who are a four-piece from Greenock in Scotland. ‘The Wrath of the Tide’ EP is their first release and it is four tracks of quality from a band that have honed their trade since 2013. The EP was mixed by none other than Simon Larkin,...

Airbourne/ Crobot/ The Franklys @ The Barrowland, Nov29

Airbourne/ Crobot/ The Franklys @ The Barrowland,

Airbourne/ Crobot/ The Franklys @ The Barrowland, Glasgow A couple of months after The Aussie Wrecking crew blew Glasgow apart Airbourne were here to finish the job…let the party commence.I really felt sorry for The Franklys, another all too familiar early start meaning an empty hall, mix that with how different they are to the headliners meant it was going to be a tough night. Their brand of punk tinged rock just never fitted in but the girls did not give a damn and for those of us here who had heard them before we were more than happy. The songs done live were excellent and watching Fanny Broberg going bat shit crazy was epic. The woman...

Soil @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Nov29

Soil @ The Cathouse, Glasgow

  Soil @ The Cathouse, Glasgow It has been a while but Soil bring their massive 2016 European tour to Glasgow as the tour winds down. I know a few people were disappointed that the band Saliva pulled out but after seeing the three bands tonight that was left behind. Unfortunately I missed most of Liberty Lies set tonight but what I did see was totally enthralling. They brought the brutality and kicked the party off in style. The room was already packed and they made the most of the time given and hopefully with the amount of gigs on this tour they will pick up a lot of new fans, I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for the. When...

Eden’s Curse @ The Cathouse, Glasgow @ The Underworld plus Album review Nov29

Eden’s Curse @ The Cathouse, Glasgow @ The Underwo...

EDEN’S CURSE – THE UNDERWORLD – 27.11.16 Naomi Jeremiah I was lucky enough to be able to go and see EDEN’S CURSE at The Underworld, Camden yesterday, the last of their seven date tour of the U.K. I shall admit that I have only recently ‘discovered’ EDEN’S CURSE and am quite disappointed to be so late to what has so far been a ten year party!! Touring on the back of their fifth studio album ‘Cardinal’, which was released on 14th October this year, I caught up with Paul Logue, EDEN’S CURSE Bass player and Manager, prior to the explosive final set of their tour. Upon enquiring as to...

The Ocean Nov27

The Ocean

  Ne Obliviscaris / The Ocean – LIVE – Adelaide, Australia Big night in town, with Ne Obliviscaris (NeO) headlining across Australia with support from the German metallers, The Ocean. This is the ticket to have as the growth and popularity of NeO has everyone along for the ride, though their popularity is no real surprise to anyone. The Ocean are first up and it’s a real coup to see them in Australia. Starting out as the Ocean Collective, now the Ocean, this band are as enigmatic and unpredictable as their name suggests. The traditional setup with two guitarists, vocalist, bass and drums is augmented by Dalai Cellai (Dalai...

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Graham Bonnet speaks ahead of Belfast show about his career and his future Nov21

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Graham Bonnet speaks ahead of Bel...

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Graham Bonnet speaks ahead of Belfast show about his career and his future THE Graham Bonnet Band have been carving an impressive string of live appearances on the back of the recent album ‘The Book’ and Mr Bonnet’s lengthy career. With the tour almost complete Graham and his band mates landed in Belfast on one of the last dates of almost 12 months on the road. Before the show (review here) he sat down for a chat about the past, present and future. This is what he had to say:     LIVE REVIEW: Graham Bonnet blasts out the hits of yesteryear and looks forward to the next chapter CLASSIFIED as a...