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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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The Amorettes-White Hot Heat

The Amorettes released their debut album ‘Game On’ nearly 18 months ago, and since then they just haven’t stopped touring, except to record this new album’ White Hot Heat’, which was crowd funded. Such is their popularity that at the end of the Pledge campaign, it was 300% funded. So …

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Hell’s Addiction – Broken

  Hell’s Addiction a Hard Rock band from the Dirty Old Town of Leicester release their second album Broken today (2nd July 2016) via TBFM Records. This hard rocking five piece formed in 2010 and released their debut album Raise Your Glass to rave reviews in 2012. I haven’t actually heard that …

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Rebecca Downes-Believe cd

That difficult second album,eh? It can be a bit of a bother but, apparently, that’s not the case as far as West Midlands blues artist Rebecca Downes is concerned. With her debut Back to the Start from 2014 still basking in the glow of positivity, along comes her second offering …

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Rival Sons – Hollow Bones

Great Western Valkyrie was one of my albums of the year when it came out in 2014 and was arguably the album that propelled Rival Sons to a new level. This coupled with their live performances garnered them a slot travelling across the world with Black Sabbath.  So it’s been with …

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Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II

Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II via Spinefarm Records on April 8th.  It’s his first solo release in twenty years, and is the follow up to his classic Book of Shadows album.  The album was recorded and produced at Wylde’s home studio, The Black Vatican. Wylde has previously released …

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Knock Out Kaine – ‘Cruel Britannia’ EP

Although they have been kicking up dust on the UK scene for a little more than a decade now, building themselves a sturdy reputation in the process, Lincoln’s Knock Out Kaine didn’t really cross my radar until the early part of last year, with the release of their second album, …

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Cradle Of Filth – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 14 March 2016

It’s a Monday night in Belfast and the legions are gathering, their faces painted black and white and their armour made of leather and/or PVC.  Which can mean only one thing:  Cradle Of Filth have returned to the city after a 15-year gap, on the final night of their latest …

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HRH AOR – Pwllheli – 12 March 2016

Saturday morning at Camp Hard Rock Hell dawned crisp and bright, with the day going on to prove to be warmest of the weekend.  And so, as the sun made its first appearance, and after a morning of hanging around the press area waiting on bands not turning up for …

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Hammerfest 2016 Review – Friday

After an early night due to travelling and working the day before, I woke up on the Friday of Hammerfest feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Determined to catch everyone, the first band of the day were Stone Broken. The room was still only half full, perhaps …

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HRH AOR – Pwllheli – 11 March 2016

Thanks to a mizzle which had blown in from the Irish Sea overnight, the first full day at Camp Hard Rock Hell dawns damp underfoot, as the faithful thousands wake from their late slumbers and prepare for the entertainment coming their way across the three stages. Having travelled from about …

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HRH AOR – Pwllheli – 10 March 2016

Despite its remote location – in the crook of north Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula, between Snowdonia and the Irish Sea – Hard Rock Hell is undoubtedly one of the UK’s favourite festivals, often booking out a year in advance… and even before a single band is announced!  That was evinced yet …

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The Quireboys – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 11 March 2016

On an unusually mild, bright early Spring evening in our wee neck of the woods off I set to what, according to the poster promises to be a great night of good old fashioned rock n roll.. As the lights go down, the opening band Massive Wagons take to the …

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