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NI ROCKS Recommends "Smash" by STEPHEN PEARCY
On 27th January, Frontiers Music released new albums from the front-men of two of the 80’s iconic rock bands. I’ve already published a recommendation for the debut release from Jack Russell’s Great White. The other album is the latest solo offering from Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy, entitled “Smash”. The album title provides ample opportunity for corny superlatives about how good it is, but I’ll avoid that and just say that it is one of those albums that you love from the first listen. I played “I Can’t Take It” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 3rd February and “Dead Roses” on the Show on 10th February.
NI ROCKS Recommends "13 Crows" by SNAKE EYES SEVEN
We recently received links to two re-releases from our friends at HighVolMusic. I’ve already published a recommendation for the album by Wycked Synn. The other album was “13 Crows” by Canadian band Snake Eyes Seven and it was re-released on 6th January. I played the track “Show Me The Money” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 3rd February.
NI ROCKS Recommends "He Saw It Coming" by JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE
On 27th January, Frontiers Music released new albums from the front-men of two of the 80’s iconic rock bands. One was by former Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy; the other was from Jack Russell’s Great White. Both Ratt and Great White are bands that have suffered their fair share of internal disputes over the ownership of a name. “He Saw It Coming” is the debut release from Jack Russell’s Great White following a legal agreement in 2013 allowing Jack Russell to use that name whilst the other members continued as Great White. I played the track “Blame It On The Night” on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 24th January, and then followed that up with “Sign of the Times” on the Show the following week.
NI ROCKS Interview with BLAZE BAYLEY
Blaze Bayley releases a new album called “Endure and Survive” on 3rd March and kicked off a lengthy European tour in The Diamond Rock Club on 18th February. I spoke to the former Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden singer via Skype on 7th February – this 40 minute interview along with 3 tracks from his new album will be broadcast on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 3rd March. I played a shorter 13 minute version of the interview, plus a couple of tracks from Blaze’s previous release “Infinite Entanglement”, a Wolfsbane track and something from his Iron Maiden days on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 10th February.
The full interview is transcribed below.
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Krissy Matthews releases new live album ‘Live At Freak Valley’
Krissy Matthews Band are set to embark on a UK tour in March and April to celebrate the release of their first live album Live At Freak Valley. Released by Proper Records on Friday 14th April, the live album was recorded at the Freak Valley Festival in Siegen, Germany on May 27, 2016. It really catches the adrenalin and pure excitement of the band in all their glory. ...
Legendary Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick – AST UK tour 2017
ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO EUROPE UNBOUND TOUR 2017 “…aptly demonstrates Skolnick’s exceptional musical abilities” (Jazz Review) “A wonderful display of rock infused jazz” (Dublin Concerts) “Go expecting the unexpected.” (Times Union) “Alex is not your average, everyday shredding guitarist. In reality, he defies categorization by musical genre.” (Making Music) “Alex Skolnick is that rare thing, a ...
NI ROCKS Recommends "The Vision" by WYCKED SYNN
“The Vision” by Arizona band Wycked Synn is one of two re-releases that we received recently from HighVolMusic; and both are worth checking out. This album was originally released on the Chavis Records label back in 2003. It has now been picked up by HighVolMusic and was re-released on 6th January. I played the title track “The Vision” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 3rd February.
CAN’T SWIM – ALBUM ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM NEW VIDEO
New Jersey rock band Can’t Swim has announced plans to release a new album, Fail You Again, on March 10th with Pure Noise Records. Today, the band has partnered with Clrvynt.com to premiere a video for the record’s new track, “We Won’t Sleep.” Fans can pre-order the record HERE “The video for “We Won’t Sleep” shows a scenario that a lot of kids go ...
Byzantine launches PledgeMusic campaign for new album, ‘The Cicada Tree’
Byzantine launches PledgeMusic campaign for new album, ‘The Cicada Tree’ The name Byzantine is synonymous with a band thriving in the underground for its whole existence. Heralded as the most underrated band from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Movement, Byzantine has slowly gained a cult-like following after releasing 5 genre-bending albums. Now, Metal Blade Records has given Byzantine the ...
ANTROPOMORPHIA releases new single ‘Crown ov the Dead’
ANTROPOMORPHIA releases new single ‘Crown ov the Dead’ exclusively via Deaf Forever magazine! ‘Sermon ov Wrath’ out February, 24th! On February 24th, AntropomorphiA returns with their latest collection of gospels of the obscene! Mark your calendars since ‘Sermon ov Wrath‘ is easily the band’s magnum opus as of yet. The Dutchmen have now released the 2nd ...
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