THEY say that prophets are not always listened to in their own land; and it is a land here in Northern Ireland that has been riven with strife for millenia, and a land where the heartbeat of music has never been far from the ears of its inhabitants.

This is a

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SATAN was slinking out of the Louisiana swamps, a half empty bottle of Jack Daniels dangling from his taloned hand, and a throbbing need for real, down and dirty rock 'n' fuckin' roll is tugging at his black heart. He knew there was a reason he chose to leave the sterility of heaven - it was to find a place on this forsaken earth where the

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THE god Bacchus was partying in Ormeau Avenue,  a pint or six were downed before getting his groove on and headbanging like a bastard...

Wizards of Firetop Mountain, By Any Means and Orange Goblin had Bacchus down and dirty,

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MARCO Mendoza, bassist in the current incarnation of Thin Lizzy and formerly a member of, among many others, Blue Murder, Whitesnake and Ted Nugent’s band (oh, and Right Said Fred!) plays his first ever solo tour of the UK this weekend, finishing right here in Belfast, at the Spring and Airbrake on Monday night.


Fellow Belfast

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ABOUT two years back a phenomenon was released on to an unsuspecting rock scene, a phenomenon with a slightly diabolical twist, a groove that would have Satan himself boogeying around the seven circles of hell and the angels of the lord opening a cool one as they get down and dirty - truly Trucker Diablo have unleashed a musical, spontaneous,

Last Updated (Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:22)

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Source: Totalrock.com
Irish band Mojo Fury are currently in the studio recording their second album. And they'll out be out in time to headline Derby Victoria Inn May 9, Andover George 10, Doncaster Leopard 13, York Stereo 15, London Old Blue Last 17 (free show). They will then tour with labelmates LosAlone, playing Bristol Thekla Top

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MISSED posting this one for all the prog-heads out there, but Brit Floyd are playing the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 5th May.

Here's what the blurb says on the Waterfront Hall site:

"From the producer of The Australian Pink Floyd Show comes a brand new spectacular - the ultimate live Pink Floyd Tribute show, bringing

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FOR those of us looking a wee fix of daily rock and metal news you can sign up to daily e-mail bulletins from Total Rock. Visit the site and sign-up - below are some of the stories from today's email.


PUDDLE OF MUDD MAN CHARGED WITH DRUGS POSSESSION

Puddle Of Mudd frontman

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WAS going to take the time to go through all the up-to-date gig listings, but beer and ennui got the better of me so you can find a pretty comprehensive listing here<span style="font-family:

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[Parental/sensitive types advisory note - there will be lots of sweary bits in this rant and review]

RIGHT I've just about had enough of the corporate pop sluts and their over-hyped, preened poseur madness. This week we're marking the tragic sinking of the Titianic. So what's Belfast offering up in terms of

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