I'm not a reviewer but wanted to acknowledge some of the great music being submitted to Rock Radio NI by artists, promoters and labels outside of N Ireland. I'm not giving marks or ratings. Let's just say that if I've went to the bother of writing this, I think it's worth taking a listen to!!
LOVE STRICKEN DEMISE - PSYCHOTRIP
Love Stricken Demise are from Dallas, Texas. This 4 track EP was submitted by Head First Entertainment just after its release by Down Boy Records at the end of June 2012.
The lead singer, Nikki McKibbin is a former American Idol finalist apparently but don't hold that against her!! She's a great rock vocalist and has an excellent band alongside, Billy Blair on guitar, Holly Wood on bass and Rico on Drums.

Last Updated (Friday, 27 July 2012 19:08)

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WE suspect that the good people of Somerset have been boosting the strength of the scrumpy and cider - how else could one possibly explain the sheer ferocity of Flayed Disciple, whose latest release - Death Hammer - landed with a suitable thud on the metal mansion doormat courtesy, of the good people at Grindscene Records.

Flayed

Last Updated (Friday, 27 July 2012 19:07)

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JOHN Cougar Mellancamp once said that rock music had begun to bore him, because it was the same three or four chords just changed around a bit. Mr Mellancamp's boredom could be cured quite easily here in Northern Ireland where whiskey-soaked and beer drenched good times show the true path of hard rock.

And, he could do worse than check

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ON Monday (18th June) Lita Ford came blasting back from her past with a snarling defiant single finger to the doubters, to the people who may have hurt her, and to the ones who have dismissed this once Runaway.

For younger readers Lita Ford was amongst the first real all-female rock group, The Runaways, with a punk snarl, overt

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THE first time we at Belfastmetalheadsreunited had the privelege to witness Triggerman we dipped our heads in the time-honoured sense and nodded our bonces in time to their beer-soaked, whiskey-drenched fervour. We had witnessed the dawn of Preacher Metal.

Since then the Derry outfit has

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YOU just got to wonder when Norn Iron became a rock and metal mecca - was it something that someone said; did Rob Flynn's praise go on to some secret booking agent's hotline; did Lemmy say "Belfast? Nice town"; did someone notice that UFO keep coming back again and again; or is it just the fact that we produce so many shit hot bands that acts want

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FROM the outside there is something faintly ridiculous about heavy metal – bunch of long haired types, cramming into a sweaty venue, fuelled by drink and rage at our dystopian society, shaking their heads as if trying to kill all remaining brain cells and slamming into each other with a ferocity verging on

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LET’S face it, with all this unseasonal sunshine and the thermometer sitting at stupid hot degrees centigrade, we rock and metal fans are left to glower at the showers of summer frocks and

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After a great gig in Spring and Airbrake  in February we are pleased to announce The Dirt will be back on Northern Irish soil on the 18th Of August in the Empire Music Hall.

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RIGHT arseholes,  no excuses now. The two winners of the Machine Head ticket competition have been drawn. If you haven't received your email by now then deepest regrets, but you've no excuses left, get your fingers out of your rear end and buy your own tickets for the May 28th, Ulster Hall show.

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 Back at the end of November, Nik and I had the opportunity to interview The Quireboys when they were playing the Spring & Airbrake in Belfast. All had been arranged and everything agreed via Keith Weir the keyboard player with The Quireboys who hails from Tandragee. Unfortunately this was going to be one of those cases when the best laid plans meant nothing!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:26)

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