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The Dead Daisies and The Amorettes – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, 27th July 2018

Tonight I headed out to The Picturedrome in Holmfirth as The Dead Daisies brought their Summer Tour 2018 to Yorkshire. The Dead Daisies aren’t actually a group, as such, but a collective of musicians assembled, only five years ago, by David Lowy and Jon Stevens. The Antipodean Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller? As …

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Monster Magnet – Gorilla, Manchester: 31st May 2018

Dave Wyndhorf - Monster Magnet

A very hot, very close day in Manchester led into a very hot and close evening at the sold out Gorilla when Monster Magnet came to play! Bang on time opening act iPendej0 took to the stage, they’re from Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, but their lyrics are Urban Spanish hence …

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Anthrax – Kings Among Scotland

Anthrax - Kings Among Scotland

As live albums go this is as damn near as good as being at the gig itself as Anthrax thrash their hearts out to a vociferous crowd at the Glasgow Barrowlands Ballroom on this double CD Kings Among Scotland, due for release by Nuclear Blast Records on April 27th 2018. …

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Skyryder – Vol. One

Skyryder

Skyryder, hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne and in my opinion the founder of NWOBHM have released an impressive debut E.P titled Vol. One. Available via their bandcamp page here, the five tracks are £3 for a digital download or £5 for a CD or a limited edition cassette tape.    …

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Falling Eden – Falling Eden (Single Review)

Falling Eden, the new kids on the rock block from Crewe impress from the off with their first self penned tune ‘Falling Eden’, due for release on March 23rd 2018 via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. Backed by a powerful, thought provoking video (which you can view at …

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Twisted Illusion – Excite The Light Part One

Excite The Light Part One, the first of a soon to be released trilogy of albums by the cosmic Twisted Illusion shows that the song writing suss of Matt Jones has no bounds with another dazzling array of compositions. Six songs stretch out to just under the sixty minute mark …

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The Rocket Dolls – DeaDHeaD

DeadHead - The Rocket Dolls (Cover)

The Rocket Dolls, a three piece heavy rock band, from Brighton self release their second full length studio album on 6th April 2018. DeaDHeaD was recorded at British Grove Studios and produced and mixed by Mark Roberts. Since forming in 2008 The Rocket Dolls won the best new band at the Pure …

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Towers of London – Night People, Manchester: 9th December 2017

Eight years since they last played Manchester, London based punk rock band Towers of London are back. There was never any official break-up, more of a hiatus, with a single Shake It released in 2015 and a handful of gigs. They have a new (third) album set for release next …

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CUT – The Star and Garter, Manchester: 25th June 2017

Sunday 25th June saw one of STP Records’ Sunday shows at the Star and Garter in Manchester. FACE UP! Syteria and CUT being the bands on today’s billing. These Sunday shows start at 5.30pm and are over by 9pm to give people chance to get home on a school night! …

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Dirt Box Disco – Poppycock

                      Dirt Box Disco who, in their own words, describe themselves as ‘Born in the UK from the malfunction of a terrible musical chemical laboratory experiment!‘ officially release their fifth album ‘Poppycock’ via STP Records today (15th April 2017) with …

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Firewind – Immortals

Its been a five year wait for Immortals, the latest studio album released via Century Media Records from Greek power metallers Firewind but the wait is well worth it as founding member Gus G leads from the front with guitar heroics throughout its nine tracks. Founded in Thessaloniki in 1998, …

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UK Subs – Endangered Species (Deluxe Reissue)

With 2016 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary, Cleopatra Records released a special deluxe reissue of their 1982 Punk Rock classic album Endangered Species (more information about the band and album can be found in the press release here). Formed by Charlie Harper in 1976 and originally called The Subversives the …

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Blackberry Smoke – Like An Arrow

Following the band’s widely successful 2015 album, five-piece Southern Rock band, Blackberry Smoke, are set to release their fifth studio album, ‘Like An Arrow’ on Friday 14th October 2016 via Earache Records. The latest album features twelve new tracks, which includes a feature from the one and only Gregg Allman, …

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StOp, sToP – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton: 1st October 2016

As the season saunters into autumn I found myself at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton for the second time in my life this time to see StOp, sToP a flamboyant three piece originally from Barcelona and Bulgaria and now based, not too far from Wolverhampton, in sunny (sometimes) Birmingham. Opening …

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Vader – Iron Times EP

While we all wait for Vader to release their next album “The Empire,” which has been put back to 4th November 2016 we are provided with a little teaser which is the Iron Times EP.  Four songs to keep us ticking over until the November onslaught.  This release can be bought in varying vinyl versions …

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Delain – Moonbathers

I am lucky enough to be able to review my first ever Delain album and what can I say.  This is most certainly an album which really packs a ‘Suckerpunch’. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Delain (you are about to be introduced to a slice of heaven) they …

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Healthy Junkies – Box of Chaos

London based Punk Rock band Healthy Junkies were formed in 2010 by UK born guitarist and singer Phil Honey-Jones and French singer Nina Courson. They quickly became a regular fixture on the British punk scene and have played with some big names including The Damned, The Boomtown Rats and UK …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair – Saturday, 23rd July 2016

After a six-hour journey from the North on Friday, it’s safe to say I was more than ready to let my hair down, listen to some good music, and enjoy a hyped weekend at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair in Maidstone. Upon my arrival, a huge proportion of the weekend’s …

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Incite – Oppression

After a bit of a break from the whole writing thing, I am so happy to have something that is out of this world to review. To my great pleasure, a bunch of lads that dominated Dublin a few months ago are my next review. Incite are back and you’re …

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Maverick – Big Red

I have been following my local scene in Northern Ireland for quite a few years now and I have seen some bands come and some bands go.  While my heart may have wept for the acts that decided to call it a day I have rejoiced with the ones who …

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