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Magnum – Islington assembly hall, London – 9th March 2018

The night kicked off with Rebecca Downes, a blues-rock singer with a fairly powerful voice. She sang the first song while her band played, but after that she strapped on a guitar and played as well as singing. The set tonight included “Believe”, the title track of her last studio …

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WinterStorm Troon | Pre Public Tickets Now on Sale

WinterStorm Troon 2018 PRE PUBLIC WEEKEND TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE Click on the link below and enter the code PRE2018 to get £5 off per weekend ticket.  This code is only valid until midnight 5th February 2018 ORDER PRE PUBLIC TICKETS NOW Facebook Group  

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Magnum – Lost on the road to eternity

Magnum release their 20th studio album in January. There aren’t many bands that reach that figure, even after a 40 year career but Magnum are a band that are always busy writing, recording and touring. Most singers seem to suffer from their voice deteriorating over the years, but Bob Catley’s …

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Magnum – The Valley of the tears – the Ballads

When is a new Magnum album not a new album?  When it’s their latest release, Valley of the Tears – The Ballads.  That little bit on the end tells you what this is, it’s a compilation album featuring some of the ballads from their long career.  It’s a nice idea …

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Magnum, Limelight 1 Belfast, 27/05/16

Much had been made in Belfast on local rock chatter and social media of the 25 odd years it had been since Magnum had last visited the city, but the night had rolled round quickly since they announced the date and a capacity crowd at the Limelight ensured it was …

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Magnum- The Holmfirth Picturedrome-21 May 2016

Having seen Magnum more times than I care to remember, they never fail to hit the spot, and for tonight’s gig at, The Holmfirth Picturedrome, the crowd are packed in like sardines, the place is rammed, Magnum are back, stronger than ever, no doubt helped by Magnum’s latest and nineteenth …

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Magnum ‘Sacred Blood, Divine Lies’ cd

Magnum to me are the quintessential British rock band, never a band to court controversy nor chase fame by wild antic’s on or off stage, they remain the gentlemen of rock. In fact they were one of the very first bands I ever saw ( at Wigan’s Pier Nightclub back …

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Magnum – New Studio Album ‘Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies’ Released Feb. 26th + May UK Tour Dates Announced

Mighty British melodic hard rock group Magnum are set to release their magnificent new studio album ‘Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies’, on Steamhammer / SPV on February 26th, as a limited edition DigiPak CD (with bonus DVD), standard Jewel Case CD, double gatefold vinyl with printed inner sleeves + CD (in …

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IONAWR – An Exhibition Of Rodney Matthews art

Private Viewing: 13th January 2016 / Public Viewing: 14th January 2016 to 24th February 2016 The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD www.bishopspalace.org.uk/rodney-matthews-ionawr This exhibition ‘Ionawr’, the Welsh word for January, encapsulates Matthews’ artistic career as both a science fiction and fantasy artist. On display are his rich creations, which …

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Magnum-Escape from the Shadow Garden Live 2014

This is Magnums 9th live album and is a fitting reminder of just how good last year’s studio release ‘Escape from the Shadow Garden’ is. If you missed the supporting tour then this is as faithful a reproduction as you are going to get, my venue on that tour was …

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Magnum, 53 Degrees, Preston 03/12/2014

Magnum are never a band to rest on their laurels, so it came as no surprise when they opened up with ‘Live ’til You Die’ from their latest exceptional opus, ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’. This was certainly a crowd pleaser as was ‘Black Skies’ and ‘Freedom Day’ taken from …

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MAGNUM – New single ‘On Xmas Day’ released December 1st on SPV

Supreme British melodic hard rock group Magnum are set to release a poignant new single, ‘On Christmas Day’, commemorating 100 years since Xmas Day 1914, when both the Germans and English called temporary truces so that they could mingle and play football matches in ‘no man’s land’ during World War …

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Focus – Belfast, Empire Music Hall, 31/10/2014

Focus PR Photo

A little more than 40 years ago, a movement developed among classically trained musicians who also were fans of rock music which saw them experiment in merging the two disciplines, as well as throwing elements of jazz, folk and other musical forms into the mix:  the result was prog!  Over …

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Magnum – Escape From The Shadow Garden cd

It’s been less than 2 years since MAGNUM’s last album, “On The 13th Day” was released and already we have another one, “Escape From The Shadow Garden”. Track one, “Live ‘Till You Die” opens with a dramatic string section, before Tony Clarkin lets rip with an instantly recognizable Magnum riff, …

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Avantasia – Interview with Tobias Sammett

After apparently calling it quits two years ago, German power metal maestro Tobias Sammett delivered a pleasant surprise to his legions of fans when it was revealed that there would, in fact, be a new Avantasia studio album, ‘The Mystery Of Time’, which is being released at the end of …

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Dare – ‘Calm Before The Storm 2’

Briefly, back in the late 1980s, Dare were the darlings of the UK’s FM-friendly scene:  their stunning 1988 debut album, ‘Out Of The Silence’, is quite deservedly remembered as a classic of both the genre and the era:  spawning two minor hit singles, both it and its follow up, ‘Blood …

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MAGNUM ‘On The 13th Day’ cd

Magnum are a British institution as far as I’m concerned, as they were the first band I ever saw, I was 14 at the time ( Wigan Pier ) and I’ve followed their career, both ups and downs ever since. ‘On The 13th Day’ will be the bands 18th studio …

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Interview with Harv Harbinson from Stormzone

Northern Ireland’s premier metal band, Stormzone, are preparing for their first headlining show in their home city of Belfast in more than three years – at the Spring and Aibrake this coming Saturday (April 28)  – to promote their third album, ‘Zero To Rage’ (released on Steamhammer last November). We …

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Bob Catley from Magnum talks to Planetmosh at the Hardrockhell Festival, 3rd December 2011.

Bob Catley from Magnum talks to Planetmosh at the Hardrockhell Festival, 3rd December 2011. PM: Hi bob and thanks for taking the time to talk to Planetmosh. Bob Catley: Thanks guys, its always a pleasure. PM. I know a lot of people here are looking forward to your set, is …

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Hard Rock Hell V – Village of the Damned – Friday (Festival)

Recovering from Thursday nights party we catch a bit of the hugely popular acoustic sets which were very well received by the hoards of recovering rockers and metalheads before meeting up to interview the guys from Airrace, Bonafide, The Treatment and the Gentlemen of Distorted Sounds. Opening up main stage …

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