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As tickets are about to go on sale for Belfast, Slayer release free download track
And the band have signed a new worldwide deal on Nuclear Blast, ending a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin
Ferocious foursome flay Metalfest IV with furious metal at Diamond Rock Club
Review by Zakk
WITH the boss away reviewing this for Metal-Rules.com [read it here] it has been left to me to sum up Metalfest IV on Monday 21st April at County Antrim's rock mecca, the
Playlists for NI ROCKS Shows for Last 5 Weeks
There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for the past five weeks for the shows which are still available from the On Demand Player. Playlists for the previous 8 weeks were posted in March - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/1484-playlist-for-ni-rocks-shows.html
Over 100 artists featured in the past 5 weeks.
Last Updated (Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:03)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Three Lions" by THREE LIONS
“Melodic” rock is (as I’ve said before) a very hit or miss genre for me. So when the promo material for the debut album from the Three Lions stated that the band were going to “take the Melodic Hard Rock scene by storm” I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Thankfully, the key word in that statement was probably “hard” as Three Lions deliver a great album with most tracks having a harder, heavier edge to them. The album entitled “Three Lions” was released by Frontiers Records on 18th April and is definitely worth checking out.
NI ROCKS Recommends "Give 'Em Hell" by SEBASTIAN BACH
I’ll be honest and say that I’m rather surprised to be writing a recommendation for an album by Sebastian Bach! Firstly, because he has been rather disparaging about Belfast and our rock scene in some of his recent comments. And secondly, because “back in the day” I was never really a huge Skid Row fan (with the exception of a few tracks). Of course, Mr Bach could care less what I thought about him, though he may be pleased to know that I do like his latest solo offering “Give ‘Em Hell” which was released by Frontiers Records on 18th April.
Cheap thrills are sometimes the best as heritage and healthy new classic rock rock the Diamond
SOMETIMES the gigs you expect the least from are the most enjoyable, maybe the low expectations mean that you enjoy them because the expectations are so low: other times they are enjoyable are because they are just good...
Slayer second date in Belfast...again...
OKAY - calm down people! The venue have NOT confirmed a second Slayer date after our earlier announcement of the Limelight1 of their 30th June Belfast date.
The (Kerry) King has risen! Belfast's resident speed metal thrashers are back on 30th June
SLAYER - the name synonymous with speed metal thrash, the wicked infusion of west coast US Punk, metal and speed that sticks a middle finger at the scenesters and fashionistas of the music business are coming back to Belfast on 30th June 2014.
NI ROCKS Interview With Lorraine Lewis of FEMME FATALE
Like many others, I was a big fan of Femme Fatale back in the late 80s. Many of us will have vinyl copies of their 1988 self titled album in our collections and of course who can forget those videos for “Waiting for the Big One” and “Falling In And Out of Love”?!? The album is still one that all fans of 80s rock should own and my vinyl version gave way to a CD copy many years ago. The original Femme Fatale line-up parted ways in 1990 before the release of their second album. Now they’re back with Lorraine Lewis at the helm again, leading an all girl line-up with Courtney Cox and Nita Strauss from the Iron Maidens on guitar, Janis Tanaka on bass, Katt Scarlett on keyboards and Athena on drums.
I’ve been following Lorraine Lewis on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter for many years, and am delighted that she agreed to answer a few questions in the midst of a very hectic schedule that involves not only Femme Fatale but LPL Productions. Femme Fatale recently returned from the second appearance on the Monster of Rock Cruise and appear at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia later this month.
Last Updated (Sunday, 20 April 2014 08:24)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Better Days Comin" by WINGER
Winger release their latest album “Better Days Comin” through Frontiers Records on 18th April. One Winger release never really sounds like another, but you always know that you’re listening to a Winger album, and they’re always worth having in your collection! The previous album “Karma” didn’t sound like its predecessor “IV” but both are great albums. That “Better Days Comin” brings something different again but still sounds like Winger and will tick all the boxes for fans is testimony to the talent of the band.
A Cheap Thrill - no better place to get it than at Diamond Rock Club on Thursday night
WAY, way back in the distant past (that would be the mid-eighties for younger readers) there was a 'scene' in transition. The sleaze rock of the LA strip was being supplanted by thrash metal. Yet, fans from all genres would gather together in worship of hard rockin' music.
Such was the diverse nature of this transforming 'scene'
- Amon Amarth winner drawn
- Pat McManus proves more than a six-string wonder on stage
- Close to magisterial melancholia SAVN reach for hope on new platter
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Scream Arena" by SCREAM ARENA
- Richie Sambora Belfast bound
- NI ROCKS Recommends "King of the World" by HUMBUCKER
- Amon Amarth comp reminder
- Black Stone Cherry - October 24th with Theory of A Deadman
- Videos of Sylosis & DevilDriver in Limelight 1, Belfast
- No joke in the Badlands as Cage The Gods let loose début platter
- Consumate crushing metal chaos as Devildriver level all in front of them
- Slough Feg - the mystery and the glory of American Celtic Rock
- Fast, furious thrash-tastic evening with Sinocence, Bull Riff Stampede, Psychosis and Bakken
- Middle class, middle aged - and that was just the majority of the audience at Foreigner...
- RRNI Presents "The Pat McManus Band & Worldsend" - 12th April
- The mystery of the missing audience...yet Fuckhammer and Altus still deliver
- Low down and lovely dirty hard rockin' from Bonafide at the Diamond
- NI ROCKS Recommends "The Eyes of Medusa" by KILL RITUAL
- Daughtry's First Ever Show in N Ireland - Videos
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Escape From The Shadow Garden" by MAGNUM