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Close to magisterial melancholia SAVN reach for hope on new platter
Sitting in a world dominated by keyboards and
NI ROCKS Recommends "Scream Arena" by SCREAM ARENA
Scream Arena from York, England first came to my attention over a year ago when a couple of tracks came into the station and were played on the shows. The self-titled debut album from the band, released through Mighty Music / Target Group is currently being promoted by the good folk over at Head First Entertainment in the USA. It’s an album that is well worth checking out if you like your rock delivered with a strong classic hard rock sound and it was produced and recorded by Paul Sabu, a name that will be familiar to many.
Richie Sambora Belfast bound
ONCE known only as the guitarist standing beside Bon Jovi Richie Sambora has grown in stature over the past few years...and now he's set to play Belfast's Ulster Hall as part of a run of dates across Europe.
Sambora now has three solo albums under his belt, to add to the 130m album sales
NI ROCKS Recommends "King of the World" by HUMBUCKER
Norwegian band Humbucker release their second album entitled “King of the World” on 10th April. I often refer to my preferred musical genre as “classic rock”, though I’m not totally sure what that really means (and I hate categorising bands!). I certainly don’t confine the description to bands from the 70s or 80s! There are a lot of “new” young (and not so young) bands that play a style of music that just epitomises what “classic rock” means to me. Humbucker are a great example of one of those bands.
Last Updated (Thursday, 10 April 2014 22:29)
Amon Amarth comp reminder
A WHILE back we announced a competition to win a pair of tickets to see Amon Amarth lay waste to the Limelight on August 12th. This is just a reminder that the clock is ticking towards entries closing.
If you want to enter click
Videos of Sylosis & DevilDriver in Limelight 1, Belfast
DevilDriver played Limelight 1 in Belfast on Monday 7th April 2014 supported by Bleed From Within and Sylosis. You can read the gig review by Jonny here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/blogs/belfast-metalheads-reunited/1503-consumate-crushing-metal-chaos-as-devildriver-level-all-in-front-of-them.html
We also managed to capture a few videos of Sylosis and DevilDriver on stage.
No joke in the Badlands as Cage The Gods let loose début platter
Review by Baal
All of us have heard the one about an Englishman, an Irishman, a Welshman and a
Consumate crushing metal chaos as Devildriver level all in front of them
WHEN it comes to metal there is something intangible that unites and binds amidst a maelstrom of music and mayhem that despite the horrific faces and brutal lyrical imagery is life-affirming and leaves an audience emerging from concerts smiling and exhausted.
There arefew finer examples of this as when Devildriver - with
Slough Feg - the mystery and the glory of American Celtic Rock
SLOUGH Feg, formerly known as The Lord Weird Slough Feg, are an enigma. After listening to their latest release on Metal Blade we weren't sure whether to send them Primordial, Darkest Era, Mael Mordha and Thin Lizzy albums, or forcibly take them away from Slough Feg.
The sheer concept of a metal band from USA playing Celtic tinged songs
Fast, furious thrash-tastic evening with Sinocence, Bull Riff Stampede, Psychosis and Bakken
FOR a few short hours the Limelight2 in Belfast was turned into a mini-Bay Area bangers of thrash metal's heyday.
That thrash spirit was delivered by The Distortion Project in bucketloads with four bands delivering sets that could snap a neck.
Sinocence, Bull Riff Stampede, Psychosis and Bakken were on top form in front a
- Middle class, middle aged - and that was just the majority of the audience at Foreigner...
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- The mystery of the missing audience...yet Fuckhammer and Altus still deliver
- Low down and lovely dirty hard rockin' from Bonafide at the Diamond
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- Daughtry's First Ever Show in N Ireland - Videos
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Escape From The Shadow Garden" by MAGNUM
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- Van Canto – A cappella Metal, where did that come from!
- Served loud, and served with intent, - Stiff Little Fingers' tour de force release No Going Back
- Power metal pounding from Sonata Arctica on Pariah's Child
- Low down and dirty rock 'n' roll from Jackson Firebird
- Symphonies of the Night, Shakespeare and female power - Liv of Leaves Eyes tells all
- No Hot Ashes rise Phoenix like to restore Rosetta's dreams
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Louder Than Ever" by PRETTY MAIDS
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- Football, punk and Belfast - Jake Burns and Ali McMordie tell all
- Win tickets to see Amon Amarth in Belfast this August
- What have Madonna, Sophie Ellis-Baxter, Mel C and Prong got in common? Monte Pittman!
- Grinding, Bitter sweet joy with 7 Weeks, A Little Bitter and Organ Grinders