“Public Enemies” is the new album from 80’s glam metal rockers Pretty Boy Floyd and it was released on 1st December by Frontiers Music. I was never really a big fan of some of the glam metal bands that appeared in the late 80’s and early 90’s, and I wasn’t too sure what to expect from “Public Enemies”. The fact that I’m posting a recommendation should tell you that I liked what I heard and I’m pretty sure fans of the whole glam / sleaze genre will love it! I’ve included the track “Feel The Heat” on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week.

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Swedish band Wildness released their excellent self-titled debut album through AOR Heaven on 24th November. This is one that fans of the melodic rock / AOR genre will want to check out. The band traces its roots back to 2013 and they released a couple of digital singles in 2015 / 2016 which led to them being signed to AOR Heaven for their first album. I played the opening track of the album, “War Inside My Head” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st December.

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“Six String Revolver” is the sixth album from English band Dante Fox and it was released on 24th November through AOR Heaven. The album actually features tracks from the band’s first two albums that have been re-recorded about 20 years after they first appeared. Dante Fox are a great melodic rock band featuring singer Sue Willetts and “Six String Revolver” provides an opportunity for fans of the genre to hear some tracks from the two albums released during the band’s first outing in the 90’s. I included the track “Firing My Heart” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st December.

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Towards the end of 2015, I posted a recommendation for the debut EP from a band called Outlaws & Moonshine. Two years later, the Southern Rock outfit has released a debut album, called “Devil in the Moonshine”. The new album was released on 24th November and features 10 tracks, although half of those were on the debut EP “1919”.  I included the title track “Devil in the Moonshine” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 24th November.

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There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of November – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by over 120 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for October were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3248-ni-rocks-playlists-for-october-2017.html

Just one new interview was posted during the month - with Jocke from Hardcore Superstar- http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html

 

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I’ve just added another three Shows to the NI Rocks MixCloud page – those featuring interviews with Rick Ruhl from Every Mother’s Nightmare, Fredrik Weileby from Sparzanza, Tom Harte from Trucker Diablo and Phil Lewis from L.A. Guns. Shows are usually available for about 8 weeks after broadcast via the On Demand Player. They then get uploaded to the NI Rocks MixCloud page - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/


There are now 62 uploads on the site featuring 69 interviews –

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“Veni Vidi Vice” is the new album from reformed German 80’s band Vice and it was released on 17th November by Pride & Joy Music. The band had released their debut album in 1988 and a further album in 1990 before splitting up. The guitarist from that original line-up has now reformed the band and they’ve released a hard rock album that is worth checking out. I’ve included the track “Hot Summer Night Party” on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week.

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“Revelation Highway” is the fourth album from California band Babylon A.D. and it was released via Frontiers Music on 10th November, some 17 years after their third album. In fact, like Pink Cream 69 who were the subject of my previous recommendation, Babylon A.D. are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their formation by releasing an album through Frontiers.  I featured the track “One Million Miles” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on the 17th November.

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In a few of the album recommendations that I’ve posted recently, I’ve noted that the band was celebrating the 20th anniversary of their formation. German band Pink Cream 69 actually celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, and they do so with a great album called “Headstrong” which was released through Frontiers Music on 10th November. I included the tracks “Man of Sorrow” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 20th October and “We Bow To None” on 17th November.

 

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Primal Fear has marked the twentieth anniversary of their formation this year with the release of two compilations. Back in June they released “Angels of Mercy – Live in Germany”. On 10th November, once again through Frontiers Music, they released “Best of Fear”, a double album featuring 23 tracks from the last ten years and a few new recordings. I don’t always write recommendations for live albums or ‘best of’ albums, but with this post I’ll now have done so for both Primal Fear albums this year! That’s a fair indication of how much I like the band! I included the new track “Predator” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 17th November.

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Sometimes you just know you’re going to love a band’s new album even before your hear it, and Shakra is one of those bands. From about ten seconds into their latest album “Snakes & Ladders” I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed. The eleventh studio album from the Swiss rockers was released through AFM Records on 10th November. “Snakes & Ladders” is the band’s second album since the return of lead vocalist Mark Fox in 2015. I included the single “Cassandra’s Curse” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 10th November and “The End of Days” is on the Show this week.

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