Swedish band Eclipse released their first ever live album, called “Viva La VicTOURia” on 6th November, through Frontiers Music. I had the opportunity to chat with frontman and guitarist Erik Mårtensson via Skype a couple of days before the album was released. We talked about the live album, working on the next Eclipse studio album, dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic, the upcoming W.E.T. album and other projects such as Ammunition and Nordic Union. You can hear that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show uploaded on 20th November - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

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Australian guitarist and singer Orianthi released her new album “O” through Frontiers Music on 6th November. I had the opportunity to chat to her via Skype a couple of days before the album was released. We talked about the new album, future plans, working with Richie Sambora on the RSO project and much more. You can hear that on the Friday NI Rocks Show that was uploaded on 14th November - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

I last interviewed Orianthi back in 2014 in the Ulster Hall in Belfast when she was on tour with Richie. You can find that interview on our MixCloud page or read it here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/1587-ni-rocks-interview-with-orianthi.html

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of October – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 140 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for September were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3786-ni-rocks-playlists-for-september-2020.html

This month the Friday NI Rocks Shows included a repeat of the recent interview with Elize Ryd from Amaranthe to coincide with the release of their new album.

In addition there were special promo features with Joe Bonnamassa, Sevendust and Black Stone Cherry to coincide with the release of their new albums during the month.

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Guitarist Reb Beach will be best known as a member of iconic bands Whitesnake and Winger and more recently as part of all star band Black Swan. On 6th November however he released a new solo instrumental album through Frontiers Music called “A View From The Inside”. I had the opportunity to chat with Reb via Skype on 3rd November to talk about that new album. We also talked about progress on the new Winger album as well as about Whitesnake, Black Swan and the late, great Eddie Van Halen.

 

The interview is included on the Friday NI Rocks Show that was uploaded on 7th November. That Show also includes an interview with guitarist Tony Hernando from Lords of Black and it can be heard here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

 

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Guitarist Tony Hernando is a founding member of the band Lords of Black, alongside singer Ronnie Romero. He is the driving force behind the Restless Spirits project. The new Lords of Black album “Alchemy of Souls Pt1” was released by Frontiers Music on 6th November. I had the opportunity to talk with Tony via Skype on 4th November to chat about that new album and ongoing work with both Lords of Black and Restless Spirits.

 

The interview is included on the Friday NI Rocks Show that was uploaded on 7th November. That Show also includes an interview with guitarist Reb Beach from Winger and Whitesnake and it can be heard here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

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Last week Ricky Warwick announced the release of a new album and the first single from that album. At the same time he announced a UK tour for April and May 2021 which includes a show in Belfast on 6th May. The album called “When Life Was Hard and Fast” will be released on 19th February 2021 through Nuclear Blast Records and is available to pre-order now. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of the red vinyl version that is limited to 300 copies! The single “Fighting Heart” is out now and was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show last week.

Full details on the album and the tour can be found in the press releases from Nuclear Blast and Rollins Promo that are copied below.

 

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of September – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 150 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for August were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3785-ni-rocks-playlists-for-august-2020.html

 

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of August – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 160 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for July were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3780-ni-rocks-playlists-for-july-2020.html

This month the Friday NI Rocks Show included a new interview with singer Elize Ryd from Amaranthe. All interviews can be found here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html.

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Swedish band Amaranthe release their sixth studio album called “Manifest”, through Nuclear Blast Records on 2nd October. I had the opportunity to chat with singer Elize Ryd via Skype on 7th August. We talked about the new album, the four tracks from it that have been released so far and much more. You can hear that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 21st August. It was also repeated on 2nd October - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

 

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of July – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by over 165 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for June were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3777-ni-rocks-playlists-for-june-2020.html

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