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WHEN technical difficulties strike, a band has two choices - suck it up and get on, or let it stop the show. Stormzone and Donum Dei both had technical gremlins strike, but they chose the former optiob and rose above and smashed the gremlins into the ground and delivered a feast of  metal.

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I must admit that I wasn’t familiar with the work of Gregory Lynn Hall prior to receiving an e-mail notifying me of the forthcoming release of his album “Heaven To Earth” through AOR Heaven on 28th July. He has been around the music scene in California and Nashville since the 70s playing with Rat Sally and 101 South and being involved with numerous projects. On this new album he is a bit of a one man band really - playing guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and harmonica as well as singing. There are however a number of guest guitarists performing solos and some additional support on drums.

Last Updated (Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:06)

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Usually I try to get album recommendations posted around the time that the album is being released. This one slipped through the net though as it was released through Rat Pak Records on 24th June. I did play a track on the Friday NI Rocks Show recently however.  “Electric Wake” is the third solo album from Ronny Munroe, the former frontman for Metal Church. It follows on from an EP in 2007 and full length albums in 2009 and 2011.

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Delivering the rockin' gospel, The Quireboys turn in
triple feast on Black Eyed Sons release

FOR a moment picture a scene: it's a ballroom in a

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Iconic rockers Y&T return to Belfast on 12th November to play a gig in The Limelight. Singer and guitarist Dave Meniketti agreed to record an interview for Rock Radio NI and this will be broadcast on the Friday NI Rocks Show on Friday 25th July at 9pm UK time. It is also available as a Podcast and from the On Demand Player at http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html (the show uploaded 23rd July).

 

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FOR those of you who were there, NYC's Ikillya delivered a storming set at Belfast's Limelight2 as they undertook the touring cycle for their second full release, Vae Victis. And, it is fair to say that we have been a little bit tardy in getting round to reviewing this stunning album.

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TO paraphrase Elton - Saturday night's all right for rocking. And, the SONI four act bill at the Empire on Saturday night (19th July) saw hard rocking of the finest type as Villanova Junction, Midnight Transmission, Maverick and Million$Reload roared through a hot and sweaty sets on Belfast's Botanic Avenue.

It was also a

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THERE are times in any reviewers life when words fail them -  thankfully it has never afflicted any of our review team yet, but we were damn close when sitting down to review Belfast's By Conquest Or Consent début release Empires.
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TRIGGERMAN. For those who are in the know the name conjures up a hellish, groove laden, preacher metal, with more swing than a hundred playgrounds.

After the simply wonderful Hail to the River Gods album in 2012 it was with some trepidation that news of an EP release perhaps would be a placeholder, a rehash, a holding statement from the

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THRASH is dead, long live thrash! When the NWOBHM met punk and classic rock in a dark alleyway the bastard child of this unholy threesome was born, kicking and screaming and was dubbed thrash metal.

Ebbing and flowing throughout decades, thrash has always been there since, and Belfast was battered by the Thrash Invasion of Onslaught and

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THE soul is a fragile thing; and even though most of the assembled reviewers on this site are mostly atheists, and have no time for a deux ex machina, there can be few who love hard rock, punk and metal that doubt the balm for the deepest part of ourselves that a damn good extreme gig can provide.

Such was the case when Soulfly, backed

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