A Killer’s Confession, the new band led by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis is set to release it’s debut album April 28th via EMP Label Group, the label founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. (Press release from New Ocean Media)

 

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Legendary London trio ROCK GODDESS return with a brand new 3 song EP entitled 'It's More Than Rock And Roll' which is set to be released on May 19th, 2017. Digital distribution via Cargo Records and physical CDs, with a 4 page booklet in a jewel case by ROCK GODDESS directly. The first 500 copies will be signed and numbered. (Press release via Rock n Growl Promotions).

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Slaughter frontman Mark Slaughter to release his new solo album "Halfway There" in Japan via Universal Music on May 10, 2017 and in Europe and the USA via EMP Label Group on May 26, 2017. (Press Release via Rock n Growl Promotions).

 

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Swedish band Eclipse released their latest album, “Monumentum”, through Frontiers Records on 24th March. This is their sixth album since founding in 1999 and the first since “Armageddonize” in February 2015. It continues in the same vein as the previous album with the tracks veering toward the heavier end of the melodic rock genre – which is fine with me. I’ll be including “Vertigo”, the opening track from the new album, on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 14th April.

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There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of March – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by over 100 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for February were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3091-ni-rocks-playlists-for-february-2017.html


On the Friday NI Rocks Shows in March there were interviews with Blaze Bayley, Jeff Hoad and James Durbin - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html

 

Last Updated (Saturday, 08 April 2017 21:24)

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“Down and Dirty” is the debut album from a band called Dirty White Boyz and it was released via Escape Music on 24th March. Initially the album had started as another solo project for former Kiss of the Gypsy & Kingdom of Deadmen frontman/guitarist Tony Mitchell. Realising the strength of the songs, Mitchell worked with Escape Music to form a band to do them justice. I played the single “Ride With Angels” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 31st March.

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Local band Part Time Pilots have just released a video for the track “Flashing Lights”. The Omagh based band formed back in 2012 and are due to release their third album “How To Ruin Everything” in June – we’ll have more about that then! Part Time Pilots are Enda McCrory on vocals, Tom Hodkinson on lead guitar, Eamonn Doherty on rhythm guitar, Michael Hodkinson on bass and Aarron McCallan on drums.

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House of Lords recently released their 11th studio album “Saint of the Lost Souls” through Frontiers Records. I spoke to guitarist Jimi Bell via Skype on 5th April to chat about the new album, House of Lords, Maxx Explosion, guitars, his influences and more. You can hear that interview along with 4 tracks from the new House of Lords album and a Maxx Explosion track on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week. That Show has been uploaded to the On Demand Player and is also available as a podcast on iTunes - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

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“Saint of the Lost Souls” is the 11th studio from House of Lords and it was released on Frontiers Records on 24th March. I always look forward to the release of a House of Lords album and they never fail to deliver. This is the 8th album since the band reformed in 2000 and all have been released via Frontiers. I played the single “”Harlequin” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 3rd March and the title track on the Show on 31st March.

There is an interview with guitarist Jimi Bell on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 7th April that includes 4 tracks from the album - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/3105-ni-rocks-interview-with-jimi-bell-from-house-of-lords.html

 

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“City of Sin” is the second album from Danish band Grumpynators and it was released via Mighty Music on 24th March. This time the band have worked with Jacob Hansen for production and mixing and the result is an album with 12 hard-hitting rock tracks that are instantly etched on the brain! If you like your rock tracks to be fast and heavy with lyrics and singing rather than screaming, you’ll probably want to check this out. If you like your rock bands to feature the double bass, you’ll definitely what to check this out!! I played the opening track “Tears of Whiskey” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 17th March.

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The excellent album “Fight and Flight” was released by Australian band Tequila Mockingbyrd in their home country last year. It got its official UK release on 24th March via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The three girls have now moved to the UK and have been really busy gigging over the past months, recently finishing off a tour with Bonafide. I played the track “I Smell Rock n Roll” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 17th March and “Half of the Man” on the Show on 31st March.

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