“Through Worlds of Stardust” is the fifth studio album from Steelheart and it was released on 15th September by Frontiers Music. It’d be safe to say that the album is a bit overdue as the previous release was back in 2008.  The consolation is that the album is rather good and I guess worth the wait. I played the track “You Got Me Twisted” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th August and “Got Me Running” on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 22nd August. I’ll be including “My Dirty Girl” on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week.

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Revolution Saints have just released a video for the track “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing”. This is the third video from the album “Light In The Dark” which will be released on 13th October by Frontiers Music. The press release from Duff Press is provided below.

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Most people will have heard of Grammy-award winning guitarist Bob Kulick, but many, like me, won’t have realised that he has now been releasing records for over 50 years. To mark that achievement he has released his first solo album! “Skeletons In The Closet” was released on 15th September by Vanity Music Group and features 4 new songs, a cover of “Goldfinger” and 5 songs from his past. It also features a wealth of guest appearances. I played the title track on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 8th September.

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“The Rise of Starlit Fires” is the third album from Finnish power metal band Force Majeure and it was released on 8th September via Mighty Music. It’s the band’s first release with new singer Marcus Lång who delivers some outstanding vocal performances. The power metal genre is one of those that can be a little hit or miss for me personally; but “The Rise of Starlit Fires” ticks quite a few boxes and power metal fans are sure to revel in it.

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“Neverland” is the first album released by Swiss band Gods of Silence – or more exactly the first since they changed their name from Kirk following the replacement of the original lead singer in 2016.The album was released on 8th September through ROAR! (Rock of Angels Records). The melodic outfit originally formed as ‘Kirk’ back in 1994 and released albums in 2003 and 2014. They’re now back with a new name, new singer and new label. I played the track “All My Life” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 25th August.

 

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“Flashback” is the debut album from French band Archange and it was released through Mighty Music on 25th August. The band was formed in 2013 by four established local musicians and the album is a bit of a homage to 80’s rock really. I played the track “Rock Non Stop” on the Friday NI Rocks on 25th August.

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My memory isn’t what it used to be (well that’s a lie really, it’s never been great!!); but I do have a vague recollection of hearing Lionheart performing back in the mid 80’s. That was probably on Channel 4’s “ECT” which we never missed, but it might also have been the video for the single “Die For Love”. The reason for my reminiscing is the release of a new album from Lionheart on 25th August. “Second Nature” was released via AOR Heaven and I played the track “Lionheart” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 24th August.

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“Eloquent Demons” is the latest album from American rockers Bobaflex and it was released on 25th August through Thermal Entertainment LLC. I’ve been a fan of the band for a few years so an album recommendation was probably a foregone conclusion really! That being said though, the album really does merit a recommendation. If you’re not already familiar with Bobaflex, then I’d suggest that now is a good time to find out more! Perhaps you should check out the interview with bass player Jymmy Tolland on the Friday NI Rocks Show uploaded on 24th August - this features two tracks from “Eloquent Demons” as well as three from other recent Bobaflex albums. http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/3190-ni-rocks-interview-with-jymmy-tolland-from-bobaflex.html

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Swedish band Sparzanza celebrated their 20th anniversary last year with the release of “Anthology – 20 Years of Sin”. This year, they’re back with their eighth studio album “Announcing The End”, which is their first release with Despotz Records. The album is released on 13th October. I spoke to singer Fredrik Weileby via Skype on 13th September to chat about the new album. You can hear that interview, along with three tracks from the album on the Friday NI Rocks Show that was uploaded on 14th September. That Show also features an interview with Rick Ruhl from American band Every Mother’s Nightmare and it can be found on our On Demand Player - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

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Many people will remember Tennessee based band Every Mother’s Nightmare for their two albums released through Arista Records in the early 90’s. They also released another three albums in the early 00’s and I’ve featured tracks from the band on the NI Rocks Shows for many years. The band never really went away and after releasing an EP in 2015, they release their first studio album in fifteen years on 6th October. The album “Grind” is released through HighVolMusic. I spoke to singer Rick Ruhl via Skype on 12th September to chat about the new album and much more. You can hear that interview, along with four tracks from the album on the Friday NI Rocks Show that was uploaded on 14th Sept 2017. That Show also features an interview with Swedish band Sparzanza and it can be found on our On Demand Player - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

 

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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 August – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by over 100 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/3180-ni-rocks-playlists-for-july-2017.html

On the Friday NI Rocks Shows during August there were interviews with Kobra Paige from Kobra and the Lotus and Jymmy Tolland from Bobaflex - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html

 

Last Updated (Friday, 08 September 2017 02:51)

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