There are some albums that you know you’re probably going to love before you listen to them, but that still really impress you when you do! “Silver” by Swiss rock legends Gotthard is one of those albums. It was released on 13th January via PIAS (Musikvertrieb in Switzerland). I’d played the single “Stay With Me” on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 20th December and on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 13th January. The opening track “Silver River” is featured on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 20th January.

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Shallow Side are a young band from Alabama who have spent the last five years doing what needs to be done to get their music out there; touring across the USA playing gigs and making fans. The band was brought to my attention by one of our longest standing media contacts in the States and it only took a quick listen to the Ep “One”, which was released on 13th January by Thermal Entertainment, to determine that this was a band worth checking out. The single “Rebel” is included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 20th January.

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Former SISTER SIN front-woman LIV SIN recently released her first solo single, "Let Me Out" through Despotz Records. An album entitled “Follow Me” will be released on 28th April.

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Northern Irish rock band Screaming Eagles will have their popular track ‘Rock N Roll Soul’ featured in ‘Sneaky Pete’ - the new Sony Pictures TV produced series on Amazon Prime, that started 13th January 2017.

 

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Anyone who went to see the Graham Bonnet Band on tour in November, should have seen supporting band Chrome Molly deliver an excellent performance. They release a new album called “Hoodoo Voodoo” on 27th January. I played the track “Pillars of Creation” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 9th December. The press release below gives some more info on the band and the album.

 

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On the Friday NI Rocks Show this week we have the second track to be released from Black Star Riders new album “Heavy Fire”. It’s called “Testify or Say Goodbye”. The band has also just unveiled a promo video for the album’s title track. Black Star Riders will be playing The Limelight on 5th March, supported by Gun and The Amorettes. The press release below provides more info on the album and the tour.

 

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It was announced recently that Armored Saint would be playing gigs in Dublin on 20th March and Belfast on 21st March ahead of their appearance at HammerFest in Wales. Prior to those dates, the band release a live album called “Carpe Noctum” via Metal Blade Records. The album features recordings from 2015 when Armored Saint toured to support the release of the album “Win Hands Down” (http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/back-stage/music-reviews/2071-ni-rocks-recommends-qwin-hands-downq-by-armored-saint.html ). Metal Blade have provided the following press release.

 

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ASH WILSON RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ‘BROKEN MACHINE’ Featuring   Phil Wilson (Laurence Jones), Roger Inniss (ex-Laurence Jones),  Bob Fridzema (King King) and special guest guitarist Jesse Davey (The Hoax) Wilson Brothers Music in association with Cadiz Music Distribution are pleased to announce the release of singer-songwriter and guitarist Ash Wilson’s debut album ‘Broken Machine’ on Friday 21st April 2017. The album can be pre-ordered form Amazon and iTunes.   ...

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the Love/Hate album “Wasted In America” and to commemorate that, front-man Jizzy Pearl is touring the UK to play some gigs. I arranged to speak to Jizzy on 10th January to talk about the tour, the album and future plans, including a new solo album. We actually did the interview twice due to issues with the more modern technology and ended up recording it over the phone, so many thanks to Jizzy for his patience! The interview was initially broadcast on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 13th January and this Show is now available on our MixCloud page – https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/interview-with-jizzy-pearl-on-the-friday-ni-rocks-show-13th-jan-2017/

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SARI SCHORR & THE ENGINE ROOM 2017 UK TOUR DATES   Following the September 2016 of Sari Schorr & The Engine Room’s critically acclaimed debut album “A Force of Nature” featuring guest performances from Walter Trout and Oli Brown, Sari is pleased to announce her upcoming 2017 UK Tour dates.   “We’re really looking forward to coming back to the UK to perform songs from the new ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST “LIVE” TOKYO FEATURING THE ORIGINAL M.S.G. VOCALISTS  GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET AND ROBIN MCAULEY RELEASED FRIDAY 24th MARCH 2017 AVAILABLE ON 2CD, 2CD+DVD COMBO, LP, DVD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL On Friday 24th March 2017, rock guitarist legend Michael Schenker and in-akustik will release Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo - a stunning new live recording and filmed concert released on 2CD, 2CD+DVD Combo, LP, DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital.   Filmed and ...

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