Def Leppard 30 years

REVIEW: Hysteria 30 years on gets a re-issue. Is it worth it the outlay for the re-masters? IT’S hard not to be cynical when a plethora of re-issues emerge to mark a significant anniversary with multiple formats. But then again those albums mark moments in our youth when music marked coming of age. With 30 years gone since Def Leppard released ‘Hysteria’ the band have marked it by offering a clatter of formats all re-mastered. Truth be told we have ruminated on this for some time. The feeling about this is much the same we have about Metallica issuing a re-mastered series of Master of Puppets. Both Leppard and...

Prawn – Run

  Prawn – Run Although they were formed in 2008, I must admit that I have not ever heard of Ridgewood quartet Prawn, even though they have released two full-lengths, two EPs and three singles in their emo, post-rock style since their inception. This new record ‘Run’, which...

TROLDHAUGEN with IDIO+SYNCRASIES, Aug30

TROLDHAUGEN with IDI...

Review – Craig Grant It’s time to take a trip into the disconcerting world of TROLDHAUGEN with IDIO+SYNCRASIES, the latest whackfest from the Wollongong (Australian) band. The puntastic album title is a much less of a mouthful than a previous album, which was,’ Obskure Anekdotez for...

ZZ TOP LIVE AT RAMBL...

here then was an outbreak of beard envy…Every hirsute male gazing on the always impressive beards on two thirds of ZZ Top We all came for the hits and the exemplary playing, and ZZ Top did not disappoint. Opening with ‘Got Me Under Pressure’ before a blazing...

JARED JAMES NICHOLS ...

JARED JAMES NICHOLS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM “BLACK MAGIC” RELEASED ON FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER   AVAILABLE ON CD, VINYL AND DOWNLOAD FEATURING THE CURRENT SINGLE “LAST CHANCE” Available as digital download from Amazon UK   Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and...

Prog Rock Pilgrimage

Ready to make the annual Prog Rock Pilgrimage to North Wales this November and grab a chance to win a Free VIP Room on us…even a few runners up will be spoilt with a Weekend Pas To enter  https://www.hrhprog.com/competition.html   competition closes 28th...

Devilfire – Dark Man...

  Devilfire – Dark Manoeuvres Although you may not have heard of the Birmingham-based band Devilfire, I am almost certain that you may recall the name of the mind behind the new melodic hard rock quintet. They are the brainchild of Alex Cooper from Quireboys fame, and this debut album...

Ramblin man vids and interviews Aug24

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Eden’s Curse – Revisited

  Eden’s Curse – Revisited It is not often I get to review an album I am totally familiar with. Usually I have at most two weeks to get accustomed with an album before sitting in front of a keyboard so it was brilliant to revisit(pun intended) an old friend. Here is the tricky bit…I am not a great fan of reissues, for me it kind of steals the magic from the original unless you can put a deliberate twist on it that is new and original and with “Revisited” that ticked the box enough for me to sit down and listen and to give an objective viewpoint. I bought Eden’s Curse debut when it came out way back in 2007 on a recommendation...

Manifold debut singl...

  Manifold debut single, Stop Teasin’ Manifold have been slowly bubbling away in their hometown of Glasgow, with support slots alongside L.A Guns and Mean Man, Chris Holmes under their belt people are beginning to notice. They are soaked in late 80s hair metal with that who gives a shit...

Celebrated Swedish rock band H.E.A.T new album

  The long-awaited new studio album “INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN” Released on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC Featuring the first song ‘Time On Our Side” taken from the new album “Into The Great Unknown” Available on Spotify and iTunes from Friday 11th August “What can you say about H.E.A.T? If you don’t like these energetic Swedes you must be dead inside, as this year they’ve shown the UK crowd how to be the most complete band on the planet.” – Classic Rock Magazine Friday 22nd September 2017 sees the UK release of the long awaited new studio album “Into The Great Unknown” from the...

Penrose new single out Friday

check out the guys and there new single out on Friday

STEVE HILL “SOLO REC...

  www.stevehillmusic.com STEVE HILL “SOLO RECORDINGS: VOLUME 3” THE NEW ALBUM RELEASED IN THE UK 6th OCTOBER 2017 FEATURING THE EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLE “DANGEROUS” 2015 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR “BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR”, 2016 MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR “ELECTRIC ACT OF THE...

‘SOLID GOLD’ BRAND N...

‘SOLID GOLD’ BRAND NEW SINGLE OUT NOW WATCH THE VIDEO HEREPINEWOOD SMILE BRAND NEW ALBUM RELEASED OCTOBER 6th THROUGH COOKING VINYL The Darkness have today released their expletive-drenched new single ‘Solid Gold’ via Cooking Vinyl, accompanied by a video of the self-proclaimed rock legends...

Virtual Metal Band P...

Virtual Metal Band Pentakill release League of Legends Album and Tommy Lee is there with Jorn Lande WHEN gaming and metal collide the result is the virtual band, Pentakill, featuring lead vocalist Karthus, blazing axe-man Mordekaiser, enchanting keyboardist Sona, bassist Yorick, berserker...

Aaron Buchanan talks about the album

INTERVIEW: At Ramblin Man Aaron Buchanan talks about the album The Man With Stars On His Knees BEFORE Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics hit the stage at Ramblin Man Fair we caught up with Aaron and sister Laurie to find out a little about the album ‘The Man With Stars On His Knees’ and the ideas behind it. Also, he revealed some of the ways he writes and how pleased the band are with the reception the songs are receiving. Here’s what the former Heaven’s Basement singer had to...

Yoon Do Hyun Band (often shortened to YoonBand or YB) Aug17

Yoon Do Hyun Band (often shortened to YoonBand or ...

  Yoon Do Hyun Band (often shortened to YoonBand or YB) are the most popular rock group in South Korea, recognized for their ability to mix traditional instruments such as gayageum (a variant of zither) and daegeum (a wooden flute) into their powerful rock sound, inspired by classic hard rock, grunge, blues and new wave. In the decade-plus since the band was established in 1994, it has sold two million albums (20 times platinum in Korea). Yoon Do Hyun teamed up with guitarist Hun Joon, bassist Park Tae Hee and drummer Kim Jin Won to form YB. Yoon Do Hyun became the vocalist, chief songwriter, and additional guitarist for the rock...

Halo Tora @ Stereo, Glasgow

  Halo Tora @ Stereo, Glasgow Tonight was my first taste of Halo Tora live and the only thought going through my head as I left this grubby, sweaty and totally brilliant venue was “why the hell are these guys not massive? Due to the earlier start I missed most of The Belafonte’s set which was a shame as they looked to be going down a treat. The band class themselves as Alt-rock but that can cover many bases in this day and age but for me they are far more akin to indie. The band now how to play and can work an audience(except for some dodgy one liners and a lot of bromance). I will keep my eyes peeled out for the guys in the future....

Live Review: Real Friends, Columbus, Harbours in Adelaide Aug08

Live Review: Real Friends, Columbus, Harbours in A...

  Live Review: Real Friends, Columbus, Harbours in Adelaide Reviewer- Kirsten Grant. It’s a Wednesday night and it’s a five band bill topped by the US of A band Real Friends. We last saw them back in 2015 but we are back again in Adelaide for the, ‘Home Inside my Head’ tour. I’ve sauntered in, unfortunately missing the first two bands on the bill, but just in time to see Harbours take the stage – a stage that used to be fronted by a barrier but is now barrierless – with a nice, friendly crowd already hanging off the stage monitors. Time to get the camera out and make my way through the audience. Harbours are a five-piece from Melbourne...

Mason Hill @ The Garage, Glasgow Aug08

Mason Hill @ The Garage, Glasgow

Mason Hill @ The Garage, Glasgow So how do you actually gauge how a show went if you are a band? Well if any of the bands on this bill looked at social media this morning they must have got a serious idea. I woke up to post after post about Mason Hill, Anchor Lane and Deever, in fact I could probably save myself a couple of hours and just put on here everyones comments, such was the fervour and accolades for this show. The surprise of the night for me was the reception Anchor Lane got as they took to the stage. Was this really the band I only discover last year, a support slot again in the much smaller Audio venue. Very few people had heard...

Penrose: Let’s Go Out (single review)

Penrose: Let’s Go Out (single review) By Dave Simpson  – Aug 4, 2017 Irish indie rock act Penrose began as the brainchild of guitarist/vocalist Darragh McGrane and fellow musician Phil O’Luanaigh back in 2013 before evolving into a quintet that currently comprises McGrane, Mark Bolger, Benji Hayes, Donal Bowens and Caolan Fitzsimons. After unleashing their debut EP, Live for the Dream, to much ado in 2015, the dexterous Dubliners proceeded to put out several more successful singles, winning recognition from the likes of RTE, Today FM and FM104 ahead of a string of shows across the UK and Ireland, including a sell-out performance at...

ALBUM REVIEW: Accept...

ALBUM REVIEW: Accept nail the metal formula on Rise of Chaos WITH Accept you get what you ask for and nothing more – a heavy metal band, playing heavy metal music: no frills, no fucking about, no bullshit and no pretence or genre splitting. Yet this time out they stretch their vision so...

INTERVIEW: Guy from ...

INTERVIEW: Guy from The Quireboys explains the thinking behind the blues set at Ramblin Man Fair and album THE Quireboys headlined the Blues Stage on Sunday at Ramblin Man Fair and produced a storming set. Minutes before they took to the stage at Mote Park in Maidstone we grabbed a few...

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION RELEASE NEW ALBUM & U...

  “BCC IV” THE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION RELEASED WORLDWIDE – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd AVAILABLE ON CD, 180 GRAM VINYL, DOWNLOAD Includes bonus track “With You I Go” on vinyl edition only BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION LIVE IN THE UK IN JANUARY 2018 EXCLUSIVE EUROPEAN SHOWS! WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018 LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO THURSDAY 4 JANUARY 2018 PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST 2017 AT 9AM FROM www.planetrock.com TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 24 HOUR TICKET HOTLINE: 0844 844 0444 www.eventim.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk Black Country Communion are pleased...

JW JONES RELEASES NE...

JW JONES RELEASES NEWS ALBUM “HIGH TEMPERATURE” ON TOUR IN THE UK IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 Pre-order the album – http://amzn.to/2uZadna   JW Jones, the award-winning Canadian blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, will release his new album “High Temperature” on Solid Blues Records...

Ramblin Man fair 2017

what a great weekend from the likes of saxon to zz top and every one in between just a few of the shots from the weekend hope you like them FRI EVENING Ramblin Man ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: Weblizar SAT EVENING RAMBLIN 1 ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: Weblizar SUN EVENING RAMBLIN2 ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By:...

Nu Blood 2 @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Jul31

Nu Blood 2 @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow

  Nu Blood 2 @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Take a bow Shock City Promotions, tonight heralds the second incarnation of Nu Blood, a night to promote local talent. Far too often promotion companies are all about the dollar so it is brilliant to see the team at Shock City put a little something back and a welcomed shout out to Hard Rock Cafe who offered reduced rates and fed every band member at the famous restaurant. Now that the kudos is out of the way lets get down to why we we’re here in the first place, the bands and Glasgow never comes up short in this department. There is a wealth of brilliant young bands so it must have been hard to...

Voodoosix- Make Way ...

Album Review Voodoosix- Make Way For The King Right off the bat I have to admit that it was I that requested this album to review and may well be biased as I have personal connections to Voodoo Six. Lead guitarist Matt who is an ex bandmate and good friend. That said……..I like to...

INTERVIEW: Hellbastard’s Scruff opens up ahe...

HELLBASTARD –  a name many savour for it stands for in musical  – and political – terms. As they prepare for their show in Belfast’s Voodoo on August 25th we caught up with self-confessed “ranter” Scruff Lewty to find out some more about the ‘Bastard. Having caught their impressive show at Hammerfest earlier this year they proved that they provide a tour de force set, loaded with vigour and virtue – something that seemed to stem from a DIY attitude, however as Scruff explained wasn’t always the case. “We haven’t always taken that approach,” he said. “We have been...

Hell in the Club – We are on Fire (single) Jul23

Hell in the Club – W...

  Hell in the Club – We are on Fire (single) Hell in the Club are an Italian hard rock/heavy metal band who are beginning to make an impact in the European music scene thanks to the previous successes tied to the names of their bassist Andy Burrato from progressive metal band Secret...

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