Rock Radio Northern Ireland
LIVE REVIEW: Birthday partying metal celebrations as Sinocence, Collapse, By Any Means, Cutter and Donum Dei level Ormeau Avenue
Yep, arriving at the auspicious age of 13 in the fickle world of heavy metal is no mean
LIVE REVIEW: Rock Metal magic strikes a spell over the Voodoo thanks to Villanova Junction, Conjuring Fate Maverick
BELFAST'S Voodoo had a serious spell of rock and metal cast upon it's Fountain Street foundations as the gods of noise gathered to join the audience for a triple bout of hard rockin' and heavy metal being laid down upon those there to witness it.
The date (Friday, 5th September) had originally been scheduled with Maverick
ALBUM REVIEW: Brimstone Coven bridging metal and psychedelia
WHILE we always contend that Black Sabbath killed the Age of Aquarius many people forget that the inventors of Heavy Metal had a lot of psychedelic songs and moods - Metallica left out the "hippie" bit in 'Sabbra Cadabra' and used a piece of 'National Acrobat' to bridge the gap.
ALBUM REVIEW: Bestial Blackness from Belphegor on Conjuring the Dead
FROM the depths of hell one of the seven princes of that forsaken place, Belphegor emerged...then the demonic prince heard the band he was named after, Belphegor, and went straight back to Lucifer to report that their evil intent was being spread around the world by Helmuth and Serpenth.
And, now, once more Belphegor
INTERVIEW: Sinocence: 13 years, new release, stormer of a gig coming on Saturday and much more
SINOCENCE. If you look carefully in the dictionary you'll see Sinocence's picture next to the definition of 'stalwarts'. And, that's not a negative thing for a band that has been developing and growing.
NEWS: Three months to shake 2014
THE Summer of Metal has passed and now we enter the aural assault of autumn, when metal, punk and hard rock ravage the passing days until we toast Saturnalia and bid goodbye to one of the heaviest years in Belfast.
Already autumn has had a metallic welcome with Karma to Burn, Desert Storm and the might of Armagh - Astralnaut levelling
LIVE REVIEW: Satan slayed by Nomadic Rituals, Astralnaut and Zlatanera
SATAN ran away...
### Dateline: 30th August ###
### Location: Limelight2 ###
NI ROCKS Playlists for August 2014
There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for the shows for the month of August. These shows are still available from the On Demand Player. About 120 different artists are featured on the two shows this month. Playlists for the previous month are also still available - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/1614-ni-rocks-playlists-for-july-2014.html
The Friday NI Rocks Show will feature a mix of new releases, tracks by bands who’ll be playing gigs in N Ireland, classic tracks, local bands and some interviews. It is first broadcast at 9pm UK time on a Friday night and is repeated again over the weekend and following days. Shows are also available from the On Demand Player for about 8 weeks following upload -http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html
NI ROCKS Interview with BLACK STATE HIGHWAY
I posted a recommendation for the self titled debut album from Black State Highway a few weeks ago. The album has now been released through Cherry Red Records along with the single “Ain’t Got No”. Black State Highway are a young band who play a outstanding brand of bluesy, riff-laden rock n’ roll music. The band features Latvian Liva Steinberga on vocals, Olie Trethewey and Swede Yonnis Crampton on guitars, Gordon Duncan from Scotland on bass and Harry Bland on drums. I contacted the band to answer a few questions and find out more about them.
Last Updated (Friday, 29 August 2014 10:14)
ALBUM REVIEW: Accept awe with Blind Rage release and toast their progenitors
THERE was a time when heavy metal was just heavy metal. There were no genres, sub-genres, scenes or trends. Occasionally a title might be used to group a diverse group of bands who emerged at the same time - such as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal - but all were simply heavy metal.
Accept are a band
NEWS: Rory Gallagher's Irish Tour '74 released in 8-disc deluxe package
RORY Gallagher is a legend, a man who could make his guitar weep with the blues, rock out with dirty sounds from his battered strat, and revive the American folk legacy with peerless acoustic.
And, Rory had a strong affinity with Belfast, almost his adopted home.
In December 1973 Rory defied the ongoing troubles, and just
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- LIVE REVIEW: Amon Amarth Darkest Era - From The Viking Pit
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Worlds Entwined" by SCAR FOR LIFE
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Get Your Rock On" By X-DRIVE
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Space Invader" By ACE FREHLEY
- LIVE REVIEW: Rockin' the Diamond with Ajenda and Lo Mejor
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Adrenaline Rush" by ADRENALINE RUSH
- NI ROCKS Interview with GREGORY LYNN HALL
- Where to find our review of Prong and Sinocence....
- EP REVIEW: 12-legged crustacean crushes as Warcrab revel in the Ashes of Carnage
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