“The Last Full Measure” is the latest album from Swedish band Civil War and it was released on 4th November via Napalm records. The “Power Metal” genre can be a bit hit or miss for me personally, but I took an instant like to this album when I first checked it out. The track “Road To Victory” was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 18th November.

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I must admit that I hadn’t heard of Scattered Hamlet until we got sent their new album “Swamp Rebel Machine” by our friends at New Ocean Media. The press release reference to “honky tonk metal” left me uncertain what to expect. However, a brief skip through the tracks was enough to convince me to give it a more in-depth listen and the more that I listened to it the more that I liked it! The album was released via Buck Moon Productions on 4th November and I played the track “Whip-Poor-Will” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 18th  November.

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  Please welcome MY SLEEPING KARMA`s first live record of their decade long career: Mela Ananda – Live!  This is wildly appropriate!If you’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the live experience that this German four-piece unleashes, you’ll agree that the concert atmosphere provides a healthy dose of enchantment for their much-loved brand of psychedelic ...

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With the release of their latest album ‘Repeated Exposure to…’, Greek heavy rock pioneers 1000mods get back in action following up the critically acclaimed “Vultures” (2014). No strangers to relentless touring, the band are thrilled to announce that they will be appearing at Desertfest 2017, alongside Turbonegro, Black Spiders and the legendary Candlemass! “Repeated Exposure ...

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AYNSLEY LISTER BACK ON TOUR IN THE UK FIRST UK TOUR DATE AFTER THE EUROPEAN TOUR – THE PUTNEY HALF MOON ON THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER   Award-winning blues-rock guitarist Aynsley Lister is back on tour in the UK again after playing 20 shows in Europe. Aynsley kicks off the second part of his UK Tour on Thursday 1st December 2016 at the Putney Half Moon.   ...

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Southern Rock is generally seen as a blend of Rock n’ Roll, Blues and Country & Western and all those influences are very evident on “Take It On Faith”, the new album from Rossington; more so than on most Southern Rock that I would listen to. I love Southern Rock music and enjoy listening to good Blues guitarists, but I’m not much of a Country & Western fan; though I probably know the words to all the Country classics on those albums that my mum and dad had! There can be no denying however that there is sometimes a grey area where classic Southern Rock and traditional Country & Western music co-exist. At times, for me, this album would fall into that grey area, but there is still plenty that I like. “Take It On Faith” was released by Loud & Proud Records on 4th November. I played the opening track “Highway of Love” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th November.

 

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“Kingmaker” is the latest album from Danish rockers Pretty Maids and it was released on 4th November via Frontiers Records. The band was founded back in 1981 and unlike many of the bands from that era who are around today, they’ve managed to continue without taking a lengthy hiatus and have regularly released albums during each of the past 4 decades. That’s a pretty good achievement! I played the album’s title track “Kingmaker” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 28th October and “Civilized Monsters” on 11th November.

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The Roth Brock Project brings together guitarist John Roth and singer Terry Brock to release an album of the same name. “Roth Brock Project” was released via Frontiers Records on 4th October. I played the track “Young Gun” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th November.

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BETH HART LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT ON FRIDAY 4th MAY 2018 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATED AMERICAN SINGER SONGWRITER ANNOUNCES HER BIGGEST UK CONCERT FOLLOWING HER NOVEMBER 2016 SOLD OUT UK TOUR!  “Beth Hart has a blues-rock voice so ballsy, it could pin you to the wall.”  – ««««« / The Times “Beth Hart has the vulnerability of ...

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Graham Bonnet is one of those legendary names in rock music. The former frontman of Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatraz etc has just released a new album and completed a UK tour in support of it. “The Book”, by the Graham Bonnet Band was released through Frontiers on 4th November and contains one CD of new material and one of tracks from Graham’s past that have been re-recorded. I spoke with Graham just before he went on stage in The Limelight in Belfast on 19th November to talk about the new album, future plans etc.

That interview can be heard on the Friday NI Rocks Show that is broadcast on 25th November at 9pm. You can listen to it now via the On Demand Player - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

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GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2017 UK TOUR  WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ‘STONE BROKEN’   Tickets on sale from Friday 25th November at 10am from myticket.co.uk, www.seetickets.com   UK tour follows the release of Glenn’s critically acclaimed new album “Resonate” Glenn Hughes is pleased to announce his UK tour dates for January and February 2017.  Tickets for go ...

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