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NI ROCKS Interview with BRAD DAVIS from DUNSMUIR / FU MANCHU
Dunsmuir is a new project featuring Clutch singer Neil Fallon, former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice, Fu Manchu bass player Brad Davis and guitarist Dave Bone from The Company Band. The four have been working on tracks for their debut, self-titled album for a few years and this is finally released via Hall of Records on 22nd July. A number of 7 inch singles have been released over the past few months. Our friends at New Ocean Media arranged for Brad Davis to answer a few questions via e-mail so that we could find out some more about the band and the new album.
Last Updated (Friday, 29 July 2016 08:52)
NI ROCKS Interview with AARON from IODINE SKY
The band Iodine Sky formed in the Manchester area in 2013 and very soon after released the singles “So Far Away” and “Summer Song”. They recently released their debut album “Tides”. Iodine Sky are Aaron Ward on vocals on and guitar, Josh Zahler on drums, Josh Owen on guitar and Dave Murray on bass. Aaron answered a few questions for Rock Radio NI by e-mail to let us know more about the band.
Last Updated (Friday, 29 July 2016 08:51)
NI ROCKS Recommends "After The Rain" by WICKMAN ROAD
Wickman Road is a young band from Sweden and they released their debut album entitled “After The Rain” through the AOR Heaven label on 24th June. As I’ve mentioned before, the melodic rock / AOR genre is one that I struggle with sometimes as the tracks can be too “melodic” and not “heavy” enough. Sometimes I’ll manage to find just one track on a melodic rock album that I like or would play on the NI Rocks Shows. Other times, as with this new album by Wickman Road, there’ll be enough tracks I like to make it worthy of an album recommendation. I played the title track “After The Rain” on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 21st June.
Last Updated (Thursday, 30 June 2016 20:07)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Don't Wait For Heroes" by ZAR
We get quite a lot of music submitted electronically to Rock Radio NI and I always try to have a listen to it all. Generally, I’ll only download albums or tracks that fit within my own tastes and that I intend playing on the NI Rocks Shows. Sometimes I’ll download an album that I like the sound of but not have time to listen to it properly for a while; and then when I do, I feel that I’ve been missing out on something! That was exactly the reaction after listening to “Don’t Wait For Heroes”, the new album from the band ZAR that was released through Metalapolis Records on 24th June (though Amazon shows the release date as 22nd July). I’ll be playing the title track from the album on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st July and another on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 5th July.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 29 June 2016 21:05)
NEWS:The boom is coming as DistortionFest brings Warrior Soul and Lord Volture for 16th birthday party
AFTER the success of last year's 15th Anniversary of The Distortion Project party, Mr James Loveday has announced DistortionFest 2016 - a 16th birthday show with 14 bands across the Limelight complex on 29th October
Headlining will be - all the way from the US of A, Warrior Soul.
Also appearing will be the awesome Lord Volture, as well as Bloodway from Romania and Valborg from Germany.
Confirmed local acts are Rabid Bitch Of The North and Zlatanera.
NEWS: Wacken release DVD and CD of 2015
LOUDER Than Hell and also Rain or Shine, both are W:O:A slogans and true it is, a great festival that will enlighten also in 2016 again 75.000 Metalheads having the best time of their summer.
Just in time for this year
NEWS: JOANovARC release new single and video
The band JOANovArc have been on our radar for a while, and have been picking up nods from the likes of Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson.
Now the band are set to release their new White Trash single through Red Vixen Records and unveil a brand new video (see below).
JOANovARC a four piece and explain
NI ROCKS Recommends "Machination" by SECRET RULE
“Machination” is the second album from Italian band Secret Rule and it was released by Scarlet Records on 24th June. The band formed in 2014 and released their debut album “Transposed Emotions” through Rocksector Records in February 2015. I posted a recommendation for that album last year and played tracks from it on quite a few occasions. It was good therefore to get an e-mail about the new album. I played the track “The Image” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 19th June.
NI ROCKS Recommends "Departed" EP by DEPARTED
Departed released their self-titled EP on 18th June and it’s one that is well worth checking out. The press release that accompanied the e-mail we received immediately grabbed my interest as it revealed that the band included Empire of Fools singer Mark Pascall and former Treatment guitarist Ben Brookland. I’ve played Empire of Fools tracks on Rock Radio NI quite a bit and the Brookland era Treatment (up to late 2013) probably produced their best material. A quick listen to the EP confirmed that it was indeed something special.
ALBUM REVIEW: Don't let the silly title put you off - Acid Age's latest release has class in its hyper speed grooves
WHEN you sit down to consider what to call your album, it can be a laborious chore; writer's block can cripple all thoughts, a wrenching agony trying to decide what best encapsulates your sound, your vision and the passion you put into the platter you are about to unleash into the public realm.
Then it must only be 'Like A Combine Harvester In A Field Of Crippled Rabbits' if your band is Acid Age'. No other choice really.
Of course it's full throttle thrash metal
- ALBUM REVIEW: The Amorettes on blistering form - true White Hot Heat
- NEWS: NWOBHM pioneers Grim Reaper set for a new album.
- NEWS: Motionless In White release new track
- ALBUM REVIEW: Six Feet Under dig into the vaults for Graveyard Classics IV - The Number Of The Priest
- ALBUM REVIEW: Stampeding thrash - Enrage The Beast second release from Bull-Riff Stampede
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Heavy Rock Radio" by JORN
- NI ROCKS Interview with BECKY from ONE LAST RUN
- JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN AND RICK WAKEMAN REUNITE TO FORM ANDERSON, RABIN WAKEMAN (ARW)
- Heart – New Album “Beautiful Broken” out on 8th July and UK Tour
- NEWS: Frontiers go all metal with new festival
- NEWS: Derange prep for Bloodstock with new single
- COMIN' ATCHA: Metal community sues for bankruptcy as more shows announced...includi ng Onslaught, Alient Ant Farm, and much, much more
- ALBUM REVIEW: Welsh rockers Buffalo Summer hit and miss on second release
- LIVE REVIEW: Eroding the boat of metal woe...Distortion Project's Saturday of mighty mayhem
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Never Alone" by STITCHED UP HEART
- THE DEAD DAISIES RELEASE VIDEO FOR THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘LONG WAY TO GO’
- THE CADILLAC THREE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘BURY ME IN MY BOOTS’
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Death Thy Lover" by CANDLEMASS
- RICKY WARWICK Premieres Video for "SCHWABEN REDOUBT" on WAR HISTORY ONLINE
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Pervert County" by VOODOO HIGHWAY