Our pals over at Sister Marko took on a tour of the mainland with gigs in England and Wales. They made a video on their travels documenting life on the road which if you click read more you can view but  be warned  there is some explicit language, semi naked (hairy) men and parking tickets ! (although if your on here your probably not that easily offended with any of that!) .

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A great photoshoot with Lurgan metal band DOWNCOIL.

Photshoot was based in Lurgan, from out in the street to down in the Lurgan Castle Dungeon.

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A new Ronnie James Dio compilation is due out through Sanctuary on June 6.

Callled ‘Mightier Than The Sword’, this double CD spans his entire career, from Elf to Heaven & Hell.

The full track listing is:

CD One:
1. Carolina County

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In nearly 30 years of writing about the Belfast music scene, I’ve conveyed possibly every emotion that it is possible to commit to words – anger, love, hate, compassion, fury, desire… add your own as applicable. Very rarely, however – if ever – have they all possibly been contained in one piece and one

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Sometimes, life throws you up conundrums. Like, what to tell your ex when she makes it clear she still wants to relive some of the good times when you hate her guts! Or, how to a review a CD by guys you’ve known, on and off, for about 20 years?
In the case of the former, no fucking chance babe – you blew it! As for the latter – well, I

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So I got asked to shoot at this gig for GIGAPE.  The Student Union have English band MY PASSION rocking their Speakeasy Stage.  My Passion are well known for being voted The KERRANG! Best British Newcomer Award.  This was a tour in

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Well, it took them fucking long enough... Play.fucking.com that is!
Two weeks before it's official release date, I ordered Cruachan's promised-to-be-awesome new offering 'Blood On The Black Robe'. It arrived exactly two weeks later. Two fucking weeks later than the

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Get those air guitars tuned up and get ready to get down and RAWK - 'cos the Paradise City crue are back in business.
The dynamic quartet that make up Belfast's best team of classic rock and metal DJs have just confirmed the dates for a whole

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In November/December 1977 and January 1978, Rory Gallagher recorded a complete new studio album in San Francisco.
There were a variety of reasons why the album wasn’t released at the time – though, in 1992, Rory did reveal that the main reason it didn’t come out (it would have fitted

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Well April was one of

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Apologies for the late  blogging of this event.

Here is a small collection of images from the rally down in Lisburn.

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High 5!

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