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Dream Theater to release ‘The Astonishing’ double album in January

Dream Theater are to release their new double concept album, ‘The Astonishing’, on 29 January via Roadrunner Records. ‘The Astonishing’ paints a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. It’s a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire …

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Black Stone Cherry DVD – Thank You: Livin’ Live

The UK holds a special place in the hearts of Black Stone Cherry’s Chris Robertson, Jon Lawhon, John Fred Young and Ben Wells, for this is where everything really took off for them and within the UK, one place has always been extra special for them and that place is …

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Empress AD- Still life moving fast

One thing I enjoy most about music is how different everybody’s approach is. It can be quite bizarre to think about how something so personal and individual to conceive is as equally personal and individual to listen to. Which often leaves reviewing an album   a daunting task. It is …

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Black Stone Cherry – Academy, Dublin – 23/10/2014

It’s been a few years since the southern rock sixteen wheeler has rolled into Dublin and hot on the heels of Blackberry Smoke playing two weeks ago, their heavier cousins Black Stone Cherry returned to The Academy with their Magic Mountain tour featuring special guests Theory Of A Deadman. Opening …

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Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter

The words ‘comeback album’ are very often banded around the music industry for a number of quite trivial reasons. Hindsight generally plays a big role in this, particularly if it’s a case of the artist or band merely needing to sell more copies of the album than the previous release …

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Steve Rothery, The Ghosts Of Pripyat

For the first time in many years I’ve actually felt myself emotionally moved by a piece of music! Not since British rock group Rainbow produced the B-side track ‘Weiss Heim‘, have I heard such an amazing sound. Steve Rothery of Marillion fame, has put together an album of seven beautifully …

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King 810 – ‘Memoirs Of A Murderer’

King810 artwork

Unusually, I am going to start this review with someone else’s words.  The following paragraphs are extracted directly from the biographical collateral which accompanied the promotional copy of King 810‘s debut album.  Nothing has been edited. “You’ve never been somewhere like this before. You won’t forget it though. It’s only …

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Opeth – Pale Communion.

Even from their humble beginnings in Stockholm  in 1990, Opeth have always pushed the boundaries in metal and none more so with their last studio album Heritage, released in 2011. The word prog rock was bandied around here, there and everywhere but those who cry out for their death metal …

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DREAM THEATER to release live Blu-Ray/DVD, ‘Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)”

DREAM THEATER have announced the release of ‘Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)’, a live Blu-Ray / DVD set of the band’s one-of-a-kind performance from the Boston Opera House on March 25, 2014.  Produced by the band’s John Petrucci, filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, …

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EMPRESS AD reveal new single, new video, new dates…

Berkshire four-piece EMPRESS AD are proud to unveil the official video for new single ‘Invisible Conductor’ today, following last night’s ‘Track of the Week’ audio premiere on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. The video was directed by Ralph Fuller and produced by Messrs. Ollie Loring (vocals/guitar) explains, “Invisible Conductor is a song about …

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Theory of a Deadman – Savages.

@planetmosh reviews Savages by @TOADM on .@rrusa and .@604Records, out on July 28th 2014. Savages is the fifth studio album from Vancouver four piece Theory of a Deadman.  They are Tyler Connolly on vocals/guitar, Dean Back on bass, David Brenner on guitar and Joe Dandeneau on drums.  I saw Theory of …

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The Devil Wears Prada – 8:18

Dayton, Ohio’s The Devil Wears Prada released their fifth studio album, 8:18, on Roadrunner Records. Featuring 43 minutes of modern melodic metalcore, the 13 song disc is titled after a passage from The Bible, Romans 8:18. Fear not, the album won’t alienate a secular audience: it’s too heavy to be lumped …

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KING 810 release debut EP in June

The newest members of the Roadrunner Records roster, KING 810 are set to release their ‘proem‘ EP in the UK on 9th June, just prior to their appearance at Download Festival.  ‘proem’ is currently streaming in its entirety on RoadrunnerRecords.com and you can download the track ‘Fat Around The Heart’ …

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OPETH delay ‘Pale Communion’ album release…

The release of OPETH‘s hotly anticipated eleventh studio album, ‘Pale Communion‘ has been rescheduled for 25th August. The opus was previously set for a mid-June release via Roadrunner Records. Opeth mainman and visionary, Mikael Åkerfeldt explains; “Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that …

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Black Stone Cherry – Magic Mountain

I have been into Black Stone Cherry ever since the release of “Folklore and Superstition” several years ago. Now with the release of their fourth album “Magic Mountain” imminent, how have things developed since I first discovered this band? One thing that is very noticeable from the off is that …

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EMPRESS AD sign with Roadrunner Records

ROADRUNNER RECORDS are thrilled to announce the signing of British prog-metal band EMPRESS AD. Formed in 2011, and until now known simply by the monicker EMPRESS, brothers Ollie (guitar and vocals) and Alex Loring (bass), together with Edd Unwin (drums) and Tom Meadon (guitar) have crafted a sound that belies …

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OPETH return with ‘Pale Communion’ on 16th June

Swedish progressive titans OPETH unleash their hugely anticipated eleventh studio album, ‘Pale Communion‘ via Roadrunner Records on 16th June. ‘Pale Communion’, which follows the band’s 2011 critically lauded prog masterpiece ‘Heritage’, was produced by OPETH’s own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime friend and collaborator, Porcupine Tree visionary Steven Wilson.  …

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Black Stone Cherry – Southern Hospitality Tour – Concert #3 London

As rock bands go, they don’t come much more hospitable than Black Stone Cherry. These four young men are the humble torch bearers for Southern rock today and have been taken to the hearts of the UK rock fraternity. All 6,144 tickets for the four special shows sold out within …

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