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Maurading Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate storm Ahoghiill
NI ROCKS Recommends "Refueled" by SKINTRADE
Some might remember Skintrade from the early 90s when the Swedish rockers toured Europe with the likes of Motorhead, DAD, and Therapy and released two highly regarded albums. The band split in 1995, but are back with a fantastic album entitled “Refueled” that was released on 3rd March. The reformation actually started in 2011 when the band members reunited and released “Skintrade – Past & Present”, which included 3 brand new songs and 12 re-mastered songs from previous albums. The new album “Refueled” features 12 excellent tracks that all hard rock fans will definitely want to check out!
Last Updated (Thursday, 06 March 2014 22:45)
Fill yer weekend with rock and metal
PLEASE place your liver in the overhead locker, a neck brace is provided underneath in case of passengers need to abandon headbanging. In the event of alcohol decompression please grab the glass and place it to your lips because this is one helluva weekend to board the rock and metal flight to chaos - you're all spoilt for choice!
Where to start - six bands. one taking a hiatus, one with a new singer, another with a new release - and all rockin' hard
AS we head into another weekend of hard rockin' and heavy metal we took the time here to look back on last week in a review of our thoughts, notes and consider the real diversity of talent in this small land.
Jizzy's back rockin the Love/Hate way before heading off to pastures new
TO describe Jizzy Pearl's career as varied in terms of the acts he's been involved with is an understatement - but he is wrapping off the Love/Hate phase of his career with a mini-album and UK tour, which includes the Diamond Rock Club this coming Friday (March 7th).
The mini-album, Crucified, which for legal reasons is released under
NI ROCKS Recommends "The Hunt" by BLACKWOLF
I first became aware of English rockers BlackWolf when we received their debut EP “Taking Root” back in 2012. That certainly impressed and tracks featured on the NI Rocks Shows on quite a few occasions. Their debut album “The Hunt” has just been released on the 2nd March. A couple of tracks have already featured on Rock Radio NI shows and you can be sure that more airplay is to follow.The band has earned a reputation as great live performers and have supported The Temperance Movement, The Union, Voodoo Six and Jettblack amongst others. Their next outing will be as main support for The Answer on the English / Welsh dates of the “Road Less Travelled Tour” during March.
Rock 'n' rollin; heavy fuggin' metal from Chrome Division
THIS is not a side project of Shagrath, this is not death metallers blowing off steam - this is Chrome Division laying waste to preconceptions as they unleash hard partying, heaving slabs of rock and metal on their latest release, Infernal Rock Eternal.
As the bad readily admit this is the bastard son of Motorhead, Black Label Society,
NI ROCKS Recommends "NOTHING TO PROVE" by DAVE EVANS
Original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans released a new 4 track EP entitled "Nothing To Prove" through Rocksector Records on 3rd March. The EP was recorded during his UK tour in July 2013 and features Chris Appleton on lead guitar, Dan Bate on bass and Martin McNee on drums.
Chris Appleton from Absolva also co-wrote the three original tracks on the album - "Put Up or Shut Up", "I Believe" and "Reach For The Sky". The fourth track is a cover of the classic "Baby Please Don't Go".
Feminist lore, historical struggles and damn fine music
By Jason Burke
LEAVES' EYE are in a competition, whether they like it or not, for supremacy in the symphonic, female fronted metal - and the German-Norwegian are currently dominating the genre through intelligent use of lore, feminist themes and a diverse set of tales set against a lush musical
NI ROCKS Interview with JAMES CHRISTIAN of HOUSE OF LORDS
We recorded an interview with House of Lords lead singer James Christian on 20th February. This can be heard on the Friday NI Rocks Show that is broadcast on 28th February at 9pm UK time. The show is also available via the On Demand Player for about 8 weeks - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html
James talks about the new House of Lords album “Precious Metal”, the upcoming tour supporting Robin Beck, past releases, a possible live album, his new solo album and much more.
More thrashing Feast from Annihilator
WHEN Annihilator released Feast last year the Canadian thrashers rightly received critical acclaim for delivering a contemporary thrash album, with all the bells and whistles thrown in. But now on its second bonus version is this flogging a dead horse?
- NO HOT ASHES - Press Release for Upcoming Gigs
- Triple terror from Spittin' Teeth, Defyed and By Conquest or Consent
- NI ROCKS Interview with RYAN ROXIE of CASABLANCA/ROXIE 77/ALICE COOPER BAND
- NI ROCKS Interview With STEVE OVERLAND of FM
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Heavy Metal Sanctuary" by BATTLEAXE
- Pain, tragedy and people in Lamb of Gods As The Palaces Burn
- Winners of Eric Church competition
- NI ROCKS Recommends "One Live - In Stockholm" by W.E.T.
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Precious Metal" by HOUSE OF LORDS
- Masterful Scots Man Must Die nail it on their latest release
- NI ROCKS interview with THE BREW
- Quare craic with The Quireboys and the Ajenda in Ahoghil
- A Cappella metal? Hear it the Van Canto way
- On the cusp - after an impressive 2013 could 2014 be Ajenda's break out year
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Beyond" By FREEDOM CALL
- Beautiful noise from Baleful Creed.
- Interview With Steve Overland of FM on Friday NI Rocks Show
- NI ROCKS recommends "Epic" by OVERLAND
- Belfast Date for American Rockers Daughtry
- Win tickets to see Eric Church - the real country music man