Samantha Lamb Talks ...

Interview: Samantha Lamb Talks to Ian Haugland ahead of Europe “Walk The Earth” Gig in Belfast 7th September 2018 Interview by Samantha Lamb (@samlamb4) Ian was sat in his kitchen in Sweden with a cup of coffee, enjoying the day when I caught up with him to ask him some questions ahead of the...

Rose Tattoo @ SWG3, Glasgow Sep10

Rose Tattoo @ SWG3, Glasgow

  Rose Tattoo @ SWG3, Glasgow The Rock,n,Roll outlaws returned to Glasgow after a very lengthy absence, they packed out this relatively new venue and blew away a mostly elderly crowd. Girlschool are support for this small tour and they were a perfect addition as the bands have been treading the boards and playing the same venues for a long time. Unfortunately for me the ridiculously early start time meant I missed nearly all of their set. To be fair I am not sure that this was a bad thing as their sound was awful and my first taste of this venue was not great. Let me take you back a bit, Rose Tattoo started in 1976 with their debut...

Bad Touch – Shake A ...

  Bad Touch – Shake A Leg I will start this review with a fact, Bad Touch are one of the best live bands the UK has to offer. They have toured every town across this island in search of their dream. It grinds my gears when I think that the band have been on the go for nine years and I...

Interview: José Pasi...

Interview: Ivor Whitten, Happy Metal Geek with José Pasillas of Incubus Ahead Of Playing Belfast José Pasillas is the drummer and co-founder of multi-platinum alternative rock band Incubus and he took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a couple of questions as the band prepares to...

FIFTH ANGEL | UNLEAS...

FIFTH ANGEL | UNLEASH ‘CAN YOU HEAR ME’ SINGLE AND LYRIC VIDEO, ‘THE THIRD SECRET’ ALBUM PRE-ORDER START FIFTH ANGEL are back after almost 30 years – their new record entitled ‘The Third Secret‘, will be released on October 26th...

BEN POOLE RELEASES O...

BEN POOLE RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE ’DIRTY LAUNDRY’ ‘NEW ALBUM ‘ANYTIME YOU NEED ME’ OUT ON FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER VIA MANHATON RECORDS ON TOUR IN THE UK IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018   International Blues/Rock/Soul guitarist, singer and songwriter Ben Poole has launched the...

The Outlaw Orchestra...

  The Outlaw Orchestra – The Devil Made Me do It And now for something completely different. I remember the first time I heard this band and I instantly sat up and took notice. I love anything southern so the instant sound hit the spot but when you hear that banjo and double bass you...

SLASH FT. MYLES KENN...

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019 NEW ALBUM ‘LIVING THE DREAM’ DUE OUT 21stSEPTEMBER 2018 THROUGH SNAKEPIT/ROADRUNNER RECORDS WITH EXCLUSIVE BUNDLESHERE SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS are pleased to announce European...

HRH Sleaze O2 Arena Sheffield 2/09/18.  Day Two Sep07

HRH Sleaze O2 Arena Sheffield 2/09/18. Day Two

  HRH Sleaze O2 Arena Sheffield 2/09/18. Day Two My plan today was getting all my interviews done early so I could see more bands play. There were a few early acoustic sets in stage two again for the lucky VIP’s and press, the first to play were Falling Red. I had reviewed their brilliant album Lost Souls earlier in the year so knew what was to come, but I was interested to see how their style sounded acoustically, let me say it sounded pretty good to me and the medium crowd enjoyed what they did too, they were on the big stage later in the evening and I heard whispers in the crowd that they were looking forward to it. Next were...

Darkness Divine – Pr...

  Darkness Divine – Prelude I know for a fact not many of you will have heard the name Darkness Divine and I do not blame you as the band is not even one year old yet. I found the band as support recently in Glasgow and they were very impressive. Glasgow has a lot of great bands but this...

Nathan James @ Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow Sep04

Nathan James @ Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

  Nathan James @ Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow Shock City productions pulled another cracker out of the bag with the voice of Inglorious, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and War of the Worlds brought to Glasgow for an intimate Q & A and an acoustic set. Before we got to hear one of the most powerful voices in Rock today we got the no small matter of an acoustic set from one of Glasgow’s favourite bands Anchor Lane. This band have been ripping up the festival scene over the summer and jumped at the chance to go unplugged for this one. I was just as excited to see this set as I was the headliner as I have witnessed these boys many times but never...

Hard Rock Hell Sleaze O2 Sheffield 1st/2nd September 2018.  Day ONE Sep04

Hard Rock Hell Sleaze O2 Sheffield 1st/2nd Septemb...

  Hard Rock Hell Sleaze O2 Sheffield 1st/2nd August 2018. Day ONE After previously playing a special event for HRH on the Friday night and a small acoustic set to start today off on stage 2, you would have thought that these boys would have been exhausted. But this is the Idol Dead we are talking about and they don’t do tired, these five guys from Leeds have enough energy between them to power the national grid. Amassing a huge fan base called the Idol Army over their ten years together it looked like half of them were in the hall, it was rammed to the rafters and not surprising if you have ever seen them before: lead singer Polly...

Sage – Anno Domini 1...

Sage – Anno Domini 1573 Posted on25th August 2018AuthoradminLeave a comment SAGE are a Croatian power metal band formed in 2013. Their debut album, Anno Domini 1573, (out on Rockshots Records) is a concept album based on Croatia’s peasant’s revolt of 1573 and will be released on 21 September...

DREAM CHILD Until De...

DREAM CHILD Until Death Do We Meet Again Posted on26th August 2018AuthoradminLeave a comment Dio,s legacy and influence knows no bounds, with so many groups/artists still inspired by the great mans rock and metal imprint that along with “Dio,s Disciples” and “Last in Line” we now have “Dream...

Hard Rock Icons SALI...

Formed in 1996, SALIVA broke out into the mainstream in 2001 when the band’s angsty hard rock pummeling helped earn a double-platinum certification for their sophomore album, Every Six Seconds. Building upon their previously released track on the Dracula 2000 soundtrack and Every Six...

Interview with Sari Schorr on 21st August 2018 ahe...

Interview with Sari Schorr on 21st August 2018 ahead of her UK Tour and highly anticipated album release “Never Say Never” By Samantha Lamb @samlamb4 New York born Sari Schorr will release her second studio album Never Say Never on Friday 5th October. The new album was recorded in The Grange Studios in Norfolk and features Bob Fridzema (ex-King King) on Hammond and keyboards, Ash Wilson on guitar, Mat Beable on bass and Roy Martin on drums. To support the release of the album, Sari will embark on her ‘Never Say Never’ UK Tour on 13 September. Sari Schorr has a voice like no other, hyper powerful, husky, muscular, with an incredible texture...

Billy Talent Have Nothing To lose At The Limelight Aug23

Billy Talent Have No...

 Billy Talent Have Nothing To lose At The Limelight Posted onAugust 23, 2018AuthoradminLeave a comment A later than usual opening still saw a mass of people queuing up at the doors of the Limelight for a gig to remember with the one and only Billy Talent playing Belfast along with their...

Glenn Hughes – 6th August 2018 ahead of his Classi...

  Interview with Glenn Hughes – 6th August 2018 ahead of his Classic Deep Purple UK TourBy Samantha Lamb @samlamb4 Photo Credit – Eric Duvet @Eric Duvet Glenn Hughes, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” for the first time ever in Ireland in September 2018 ahead of his nationwide UK tour in October 2018. GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE...

A little band from Lancaster just proved Rock is n...

  A little band from Lancaster just proved Rock is not dead   Back in 2014 Gene Simmons set ablaze an argument that filled many with rage when he stated “Rock is dead”. Like most I spat out a barrage of profanities and thought that’s it, the man has flipped. After I had calmed down I made myself read his interview in Esquire magazine and I sadly had to agree with a lot he said.   If you dig past the headline his comment is not about the amount of bands, not about talent but more around the fans and how music was no longer purchased in a physical form and how streaming sites were killing the hope for bands to break through....

Kasabian Are On Fire At Belfast’s Custom House Sqaure Aug21

Kasabian Are On Fire At Belfast’s Custom House Sqa...

Kasabian Are On Fire At Belfast’s Custom House Sqaure Review by Ivor Whitten, Happy Metal Geek Photography by Darren McVeigh, Metal Planet Music The Custom House Square slowly filled from 6pm when the gates opened and people of all sizes, ages, hues, styles and outlooks milled lazily in for one hell of a gig. Drink was drunk and food was eaten in the slow sunny evening in the middle of Belfast. This was a sold out concert and no wonder. None other than Kasabian were playing tonight and in support were the fantastic Aussies, DMA’s. And on they came. Technically, they are a three piece band but whilst on tour there are six of them. And that...

Interview with Jared James Nichols Aug21

Interview with Jared James Nichols

Interview with Jared James Nichols on 16th August 2018 ahead of his UK tour with L A Guns The tour follows the release of Jared’s latest studio album Black Magic and his UK tour with Stone Broken & The Bad Flowers in February/March 2018. Over the past four years Jared has built up a solid reputation as a stunning heavy edged blues rock act and stage beast, having shared stages with the likes of ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zaak Wylde, Glenn Hughes, Walter Trout, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO and Saxon. All those tours were executed within a short period of time in support of his highly acclaimed debut album “Old Glory & The Wild Revival”. Jared...

Interview with Dale Tonks, Bassist, The Bad Flowers Aug21

Interview with Dale Tonks, Bassist, The Bad Flower...

Interview with Dale Tonks, Bassist, The Bad Flowers – 16/8/18 ahead of their co headline tour with Federal Charm AUGUST 18, 2018 / SPINSUNDAYMUSICREVIEWS This interview was conducted after Dale had worked 50 hours in 4 days so that he could go and play with The Bad Flowers in Slovenia, who says being in a band is easy!  The Bad Flowers are off on a UK tour in September with co headliners Federal Charm.  Details on how to buy tickets are at the end  of the interview, if you have not already purchased them to see this excellent band who always put on a fabulous show. How did you get on the bill for Motorcity in Solvenia? Basically, it was...

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