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NI ROCKS Recommends "NOTHING TO PROVE" by DAVE EVANS
Original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans released a new 4 track EP entitled "Nothing To Prove" through Rocksector Records on 3rd March. The EP was recorded during his UK tour in July 2013 and features Chris Appleton on lead guitar, Dan Bate on bass and Martin McNee on drums.
Chris Appleton from Absolva also co-wrote the three original tracks on the album - "Put Up or Shut Up", "I Believe" and "Reach For The Sky". The fourth track is a cover of the classic "Baby Please Don't Go".
Feminist lore, historical struggles and damn fine music
By Jason Burke
LEAVES' EYE are in a competition, whether they like it or not, for supremacy in the symphonic, female fronted metal - and the German-Norwegian are currently dominating the genre through intelligent use of lore, feminist themes and a diverse set of tales set against a lush musical
NI ROCKS Interview with JAMES CHRISTIAN of HOUSE OF LORDS
We recorded an interview with House of Lords lead singer James Christian on 20th February. This can be heard on the Friday NI Rocks Show that is broadcast on 28th February at 9pm UK time. The show is also available via the On Demand Player for about 8 weeks - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html
James talks about the new House of Lords album “Precious Metal”, the upcoming tour supporting Robin Beck, past releases, a possible live album, his new solo album and much more.
More thrashing Feast from Annihilator
WHEN Annihilator released Feast last year the Canadian thrashers rightly received critical acclaim for delivering a contemporary thrash album, with all the bells and whistles thrown in. But now on its second bonus version is this flogging a dead horse?
NO HOT ASHES - Press Release for Upcoming Gigs
THE BELFAST DADS ABOUT TO ROCK
The former members of 'No Hot Ashes' spent the last 24 years holding down jobs and bringing up children, firmly believing that their rock and roll days in the sun were well and truly behind them... until one gig in 2013 changed their lives forever.
In a few weeks time they'll be playing the Welsh festival Hard Rock Hell and then supporting Foreigner and FM in Dublin and Belfast, with more gigs on the horizon!
Last Updated (Monday, 24 February 2014 21:56)
Triple terror from Spittin' Teeth, Defyed and By Conquest or Consent
SATURDAY evening - that time when the beige and vanilla people settle down to get ready, don their glad rags, watch crap television and sup their pre-drinks. But on the Ormeau Avenue in the dark recesses of Limelight2 The Distortion Project unleashed a triple terror
NI ROCKS Interview with RYAN ROXIE of CASABLANCA/ROXIE 77/ALICE COOPER BAND
Most people will know Ryan Roxie as one of the guitarists in the Alice Cooper Band, but that is only one of many musical outlets for the talented Californian who now lives in Sweden. His band Casablanca have recently released their second album “Riding a Black Swan” and there are plans for further releases from Roxie 77 (R77). Ryan graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us just after completing a tour of Spain with Casablanca and a series of Gibson Guitar workshops in France.
Last Updated (Sunday, 23 February 2014 01:45)
NI ROCKS Interview With STEVE OVERLAND of FM
FM return to Belfast on 1st April as support to Foreigner in The Waterfront Hall. Local support comes from the recently reformed No Hot Ashes. I spoke to FM lead singer Steve Overland on the 10th February to ask him a few questions about the gig, future plans for FM, the release of his new Overland album “Epic” and a few other things.
The interview was broadcast on the Friday NI Rocks Show on Friday 14th February but it is also available from the On Demand Player http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html (show uploaded February 11th) until mid April.
Last Updated (Saturday, 22 February 2014 16:52)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Heavy Metal Sanctuary" by BATTLEAXE
Battleaxe emerged from Sunderland in 1980 during the height of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement, releasing two albums before being hit by line-up changes that pushed the band out of the spotlight for a while. The band reformed in 2010 to play the Wacken Open Air Festival and work began on their third album. “Heavy Metal Sanctuary” is released by Steamhammer / SPV on February 24th
Pain, tragedy and people in Lamb of Gods As The Palaces Burn
MARCH 6th. Put that date in your diary. You will want to make your way to the Queen's Film Theatre to see As The Palaces Burn, the Lamb of God documentary filmed by Don Argott.
On the surface this is just a metal documentary, but it is much more. This is a film about people, people's reaction to music and what happens to people
- Winners of Eric Church competition
- NI ROCKS Recommends "One Live - In Stockholm" by W.E.T.
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Precious Metal" by HOUSE OF LORDS
- Masterful Scots Man Must Die nail it on their latest release
- NI ROCKS interview with THE BREW
- Quare craic with The Quireboys and the Ajenda in Ahoghil
- A Cappella metal? Hear it the Van Canto way
- On the cusp - after an impressive 2013 could 2014 be Ajenda's break out year
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Beyond" By FREEDOM CALL
- Beautiful noise from Baleful Creed.
- Interview With Steve Overland of FM on Friday NI Rocks Show
- NI ROCKS recommends "Epic" by OVERLAND
- Belfast Date for American Rockers Daughtry
- Win tickets to see Eric Church - the real country music man
- NI ROCKS recommends "Control" by THE BREW
- Secret Area 69 location revealed by NASA Assassin in début stormer release
- Viking onslaught in August as Amon Amarth set for Limelight date
- Rock storm at RockD with Screaming Eagles, Maverick and Baleful Creed.
- Videos of Local Bands in Limelight, Belfast on 1st February
- Grand Magus truly prove they have the Triumph and Power