Rock Radio Northern Ireland
NI ROCKS Recommends "Breaking The Surface" by MERIDIAN
“Breaking The Surface” is the second album from Danish band Meridian and it was released on 16th September via Mighty Music (part of the Target Group). I must admit that I’m not familiar with their 2013 debut album “Metallurgy”; but the new album is definitely worth checking out. I played the lead-off single from the album called “City of Holy War” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st July and again on 16th September.
NEWS UPDATE - THE ANSWER's New Album "SOLAS" and Tour Dates
Press release from Metal Blade plus some additional input from RRNI.
The Answer have revealed ‘Solas’, the anthemic new single and title track from the band’s eagerly anticipated forthcoming album which will be released via Napalm Records on October 28th.
Last Updated (Friday, 16 September 2016 22:09)
NI ROCKS - What's on The FRIDAY NI ROCKS SHOW This Week?
This week it’s the 300th upload of the Friday NI Rocks Show – just over 6 years since the first one on 27th August 2010. I posted a review of what tracks we’d been playing over the last 6 years a few weeks ago - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/2793-friday-ni-rocks-show-review-of-the-first-six-years.html
The show this week sticks to the usual format – new releases, local bands and classic rock!!
Last Updated (Thursday, 15 September 2016 21:56)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Ghost Play" by MISS BEHAVIOUR
Swedish band Miss Behaviour released their fourth album, entitled “Ghost Play” through AOR Heaven on 2nd September. Melodic hard rock is probably the best way to describe the album as there’s a heavier musical vibe to the band’s sound. The opening track of the new album, entitled “Friendly Fire”, was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 19th August and “All Eyes On You” on the Show on 16th September.
NI ROCKS Recommends "One For The Road" by KING COMPANY
Finnish band King Company released their debut album “One For The Road” via Frontiers Music on 26th August. The band formed in 2014 with all the members having previously performed with other bands and several of them having been in bands together before. They originally started off as No Man’s Land but later changed that name to King Company. The track “Shining” was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 2nd September.
NI ROCKS Playlists for AUGUST 2016
There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of August. The shows are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 120 different artists on the Shows this month.
Playlists for the previous month are also still available – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/2781-ni-rocks-playlists-for-july-2016.html
Last Updated (Sunday, 04 September 2016 13:56)
NI ROCKS - What's on The FRIDAY NI ROCKS SHOW This Week?
The Friday NI Rocks Show kicks off this week (2nd Sept) with local band A LITTLE BITTER and closes with the new single from SKARLETT RIOT called “Wounded” which is released on 6th September – keep an eye out for the video too! Lead singer Skarlett was a guest on the Show in May - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/2609-ni-rocks-interview-with-skarlett-from-skarlett-riot.html
We also have an interview that DELAIN recorded for AC Promotions as well as their cover of Queen’s “Scandal” from the new album “Moonbathers” (http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/back-stage/music-reviews/2796-ni-rocks-recommends-qmoonbathersq-by-delain.html ).
Last Updated (Thursday, 01 September 2016 11:08)
NI ROCKS Recommends "The Passage" by DGM
I wouldn’t say that I’m really a huge fan of ‘Prog Rock’ as a genre, but then again I’m not really much of a fan of labelling bands either. I just like what I like! And I like “The Passage” which is the eighth studio album from Italian band DGM enough to post this recommendation! The album was released on 26th August by Frontiers Music. The first single from the album was “Animal” which was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 24th June and “Ghost of Insanity” is on the Show on 2nd September.
Last Updated (Thursday, 01 September 2016 04:47)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Moonbathers" by DELAIN
Dutch band Delain released their fifth studio album, entitled “Moonbathers”, via Napalm Records on 26th August. It’s a busy period for the band, whose debut album “Lucidity” is being re-mastered for a 10th anniversary re-release in October and who commence another 5 week European tour on 14th October. That tour sees them playing in The Button Factory in Dublin on 11th November, supported by Evergrey and Kobra and the Lotus. The lead-off single from “Moonbathers” was “Fire With Fire” which was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 22nd July. The Show on 2nd September includes a short interview that Charolotte and Martijn recorded with AC Promotions as well as an excellent cover of the Queen track “Scandal”.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:38)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Rapid Foray" by RUNNING WILD
German band Running Wild return with their 16th studio album entitled “Rapid Foray” – released on 26th August through Steamhammer / SPV. I’ve always liked songs that are based on historical events or stories and Rolf Kasparek (aka Rock n Rolf) has a fantastic track record for delivering those conceptual lyrics accompanied by a thundering, instantly infectious soundtrack. I played the album’s opening track “Black Skies, Red Flag” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 19th August.
NI ROCKS Recommends "Chapter One" by BLACK SWAMP WATER
Black Swamp Water is a band from Denmark and they release their debut album “Chapter One” through Mighty Music on 26th August. With a name like Black Swamp Water I had been expecting something with a Southern Rock kinda vibe, but the band lean more to the hard rock / metal side of things. More Black Sabbath than Black Stone Cherry perhaps? Either is ok with me. I played the track “Leave Nothing Behind” on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 16th August.
Last Updated (Saturday, 27 August 2016 07:08)
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- NI ROCKS Recommends "Illuminator" by CAGE9
- NI ROCKS Interview with MIXI & DECKER from STITCHED UP HEART
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Shut It Down" by KILLIT
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Get Out of Your World" by KING OF THE NORTH
- NI ROCKS Interview with DAVID BALFOUR from MAVERICK
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Apollo Under Fire" by APOLLO UNDER FIRE
- NI ROCKS Recommends "The Memories Uninvited" by ONE LESS REASON
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Alien Architect" by ANOTHER LOST YEAR
- NI ROCKS Playlists for JULY 2016
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Make Some Noise" by THE DEAD DAISIES
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Last Tiger" by CHANGE OF HEART
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Sound of the LIVE Minority" by CRAZY LIXX
- NI ROCKS Recommends "New World Order" by Q5
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Dunsmuir" by DUNSMUIR
- THE DEAD DAISIES – Indomitable Hard Rocker’s barnstorming new single ‘Join Together’ released July 22nd on Spitfire Music / SPV
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Sacred Ground" by DARE