A regular feature highlighting some of the best album releases each month. I don’t do album “reviews” – this is simply a personal recommendation to check out an album - just a few words about the albums that appeal to me and about the artists releasing them. These will also be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently. This month there are albums from Dare, Riot Act, Black Swan, Treat, Nazareth, Ronnie Romero, Udo Dirkschneider, Stone Broken, Crashdiet, Thunder and Tysondog.
Under the Surface 73. The eggs have been decimated, the tea caddy is empty but my head is full of the greatness of Dream Theater the other night!! This week in store to get you moving there is High Spirits, Cannibal Corpse, Extreme Noise Terror, Portrait and Porcupine Tree. So turn up the volume invite your friends and enemies and get those heads
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Under the Surface 72 Playlist
Overkill - Necroshine
Accept - Midnight Mover
Meshuggah - The Abysmal Eye
Head of Demon - En to Pan
Maldoror Kollective - Rythmagick Disturbance
Ministry - Lay Lady Lay
Warhorse - Dooms Bride
Acid King - Coming Down from Outer Space
Type O Negative - Gravitational Constant
Virgin Steele - Through the Ring Of Fire
Bon Jovi - Lay You Hands on Me
LA Guns - Rip and Tear
Moonspell - Alma Mater
Venom - Bursting Out
Long Distance Calling - The Last Day
Under the Surface 72 and as Easter is here!! I took some time to dig deeper into some longer tracks and some new releases as hopefully we have some down time in the coming week. This week celebrates Pete Steele’s untimely passing, tracks from new discoveries “Head of Demon”, something from the new “Meshuggah - Immutable” and raking over some long forgotten gems in the shape of the Maldoror Kollective and Warhorse. Don’t worry there is still the familiar warmth of the likes of Accept and LA guns as well.
Under the Surface 71 track list is below.
Dream Theater - Caught In A Web
Fates Warning - Through Different Eyes
Sammy Hagar - I Cant Drive 55
David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
Dag Nasty - Values Here
The Stench - Downhill
Demons and Wizards - Blood On My Hands
Iced Earth - Hold At All Costs
Aphonic Threnody - Life Stabbed Me Once Again
Stillborn - Permanent Solution
The Haunted - Hollow Ground
At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
Alex Harvey - Midnight Moses
Captain Beefheart - Upon The My O My
Deep Purple - All The Time In The World
There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those Shows for the month of March – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 170 different artists on the Shows this month. There are also monthly Spotify playlists for the Friday NI Rocks Show featuring most of the tracks from each Show that month.
Playlists for February were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3834-ni-rocks-playlists-for-february-2022
There was a new interview with Udo Dirkscneider on the Friday NI Rocks Show this month. The Show also included special promo features with Kris Barras and Marillion.
All previous interviews can be found here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html and on the NI Rocks MixCloud page as well - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/ .