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NI ROCKS Recommends "Diamond Head" by DIAMOND HEAD
NWOBHM legends Diamond Head recently released their first album since 2007. The self-titled album was released through Dissonance Productions on 22nd April. Guitarist Brian Tatler was my guest on the Friday NI Rocks Show on the same day - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/2575-ni-rocks-interview-with-brian-tatler-of-diamond-head.html - and we chatted about the new album and played three tracks from it. Diamond Head play a number of gigs and festivals before returning to Belfast in September to play a gig in Voodoo. There are also gigs in Dublin and Limerick.
NI ROCKS Recommends "Like A Phoenix" by EPIC
“Like a Phoenix” is the debut album from Epic and it was released on 22nd April via Escape Music. It doesn’t take a lot of listening to the album to realise what an awesome voice lead singer Tanya Rizkala has. There is an unmistakable 80’s classic rock vibe to the album and the quality of her vocals is a big reason for that, and also for the strength of the album itself. I played the track “All I Need” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st April and the title track is included on the Show broadcast on 29th April.
NI ROCKS Recommends "The Defiants" by THE DEFIANTS
The Defiants released their self-titled debut album through Frontiers Music on 15th April. The driving force behind The Defiants are three current or former members of Danger Danger, including singer Paul Laine who had replaced Ted Poley in the band from 1993 – 2004. The three were only together in Danger Danger for a short period, but they have come together now to release an album that will appeal to anyone who has a taste for that classic melodic hard rock sound. The track "Love And Bullets" is included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 29th April.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 April 2016 21:58)
ZOAX launch video for ‘Roses All The Way’
UKs finest ZOAX have launched a video for their brand new track ‘Roses All The Way’ off their upcoming self-titled album. The eagerly awaited debut will be released on May 13th, 2016 via Century Media Records! Use this link to watch the video for ‘Roses All The Way’: Vocalist and frontman Adam ...
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UK hardcore punk legends DISCHARGE are set to release their new album ‘End Of Days’ on April 29th via Nuclear Blast. Today sees the release of new track ‘Raped And Pillaged’ ahead of that release. Listen to the track and read what their piers had to say about the band and their influence, here: “I’ve ...
NI ROCKS Recommends "Ghost of Graceland" by TREAT
Six years after the release of their come-back album “Coup de Grace” in 2010, Swedish rockers Treat released the follow up “Ghost of Graceland” through Frontiers Music on 15th April. This is one of those instances when the end product has been worth the wait! Sometimes you just know you’re going to like an album after the briefest skim through the tracks and that is definitely the case with “Ghost of Graceland”. The title track was released as a single and I played this on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st April.
NI ROCKS Recommends "For Crying Out Loud" by SHIRAZ LANE
Shiraz Lane are 5 young guys from Finland who released their debut album “For Crying Out Loud” through Frontiers on 15th April. The band formed in 2011, released their first single in 2014 and signed to Frontiers the following year following a number of international festival appearances. The track “Wake Up” was the closing track on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 29th March.
NI ROCKS Interview with BRIAN TATLER of DIAMOND HEAD
NWOBHM legends Diamond Head released a new self titled album on 22nd April. I spoke to founding member, guitarist Brian Tatler, via Skype on 18th April and we chatted about the new album, the recent record deal, upcoming tours, a new DVD and more. This interview was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show that was broadcast on 22nd April.
That Show is available now via the On Demand Player - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html - the Show uploaded on 20th April.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 April 2016 23:07)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Death Rattle & Roll" by HELLHIKERS
I’ll be honest and say I’ve listened to “Death Rattle & Roll” by Norwegian band HellHikers quite a lot over the past week or so because I’ve been a bit undecided about it. There are tracks that I really like (which is why I decided to download the promo copy originally) and others that I’m not so sure about. At the end of the day though I decided there was enough that I liked to make it worth a recommendation; and then you can decide for yourself from there! “Death Rattle & Roll” was released via Mighty Music on 15th April.
NI ROCKS Recommends "Origins Vol 1" by ACE FREHLEY
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley released his latest solo album, entitled “Origins Vol 1” through SPV / Steamhammer on 15th April. Listening to Ace’s solo material has always made me feel like I’m listening to the late 70’s era Kiss whenever Ace occasionally took on the role of lead vocalist, and that can only be a good thing as far as I’m concerned. On “Origins Vol 1” that is particularly the case as we have Ace performing a number of Kiss tracks and even teaming up with Paul Stanley on a cover of Free’s “Fire and Water”.
NI ROCKS Recommends "Reunite The Sinners" by PROPHETS OF ADDICTION
“Reunite The Sinners” is the second album from American band Prophets of Addiction and it is released by Mighty Music on 15th April, having been previously released independently last year. Call it “glam”, call it “sleaze” or just call it “rock”; whatever you want to label the genre, Prophets of Addiction have it mastered. I played “As We Fall” as the final track on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 9th February, then decided to open the Show the following week with “Welcome To The Show”.
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