Local rockers Trucker Diablo recently released their excellent new album “Fighting for Everything” after a successful Pledge Music campaign (http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/back-stage/music-reviews/3211-ni-rocks-recommends-qfighting-for-everythingq-by-trucker-diablo.html ).

I’d posted a e-mail interview with lead singer Tom Harte back in April 2013  and he’d also been a guest on the show in March 2015 following the release of “Rise Above The Noise”. So rather than do another full interview I decided to get Tom onto the Show for a quick chat and to focus on telling us something about a few of the tracks on the new album. You can hear that conversation and five tracks from “Fighting For Everything” on the Friday NI Rocks Show uploaded on 28th September – available now via the On Demand Player. http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

 

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Swedish band Coldspell released their fourth album “A New World Arise” through Escape Music on 22nd September. It has been 4 years since the release of their previous album “Frozen Paradise” in 2013 and the band have returned with another great melodic hard rock offering. I included the track "Forevermore" on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week.

 

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“We Will Align” is the third album from Swedish singer Martina Edoff and it was released through the AOR Heaven label on 22nd September.  Martina Edoff, sometimes referred to as the Nordic Queen of Rock, spent many years as a backing singer and appeared on the Swedish show Fame Factory in 2003/04. Since the release of her first solo album in 2014 she has been developing a growing fanbase in the AOR market. I played the track "Champions" on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th August.

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“Fighting for Everything” is the excellent new album from local rockers Trucker Diablo. It was ‘released’ on 15th September after a Pledge Music campaign that I had contributed to and it can now be ordered via the band’s website. I played the title track on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 22nd September and lead singer Tom Harte is my guest on the Show on 29th September when we play five more tracks.

 

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“Ghosts of Yet To Come”, the much anticipated debut album from Wayward Sons, was released through Frontiers Music on 15th September. The band is fronted by Toby Jepson and the release of the album was promoted with a four-part video release featuring the tracks “Until The End”, “Alive”, “Crush” and “Ghost”. I featured the latter track on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 22nd September.

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“See You on The Dark Side” is the fourth album from Italian band Hell In The Club and it was released by Frontiers Music on 15th September. The band features current members of the bands Elvenking and Secret Sphere and delivers a heavily 80’s hard rock influenced sound. I played the track “We Are On Fire” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 21st July.

 

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Dirty Thrills are an excellent bluesy hard rock band from London whose tracks we’ve been playing on the NI Rocks Shows on Rock Radio NI for a few years now. They released their latest album “Heavy Living” through Frontiers Music on 15th September. A number of tracks were released ahead of the album and I played “Law Man” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 7th July, “I’ll Be With You” on 18th August and “Rabbit Hole” on the 8th September.

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“Magic” is the third album in as many years from multi-national band Serious Black and it was released through AFM Records on 25th August. I was a bit late in picking up on the release, but included the track “Burn! Witches Burn!” on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week! The melodic power metal outfit formed in 2014, with the members all having played for several different bands in the past.

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Silver End are a Norwegian band founded in 2012 and they released their second album, entitled “Spreading Fire” through Mighty Music on 15th September. Though perhaps more inspired by newer generation, modern hard-rock than traditional classic rock; Silver End still deliver a great sound - loads of great riffs and excellent vocals will tick the box every time! I played the track “Addicted” on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 1st August and “Chills” on the Friday NI Rock Show on 8th September.

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Frontiers Music are of course masters at bringing artists together to record albums, and they have another success with Kee of Hearts who released their self-titled debut on 15th September. The principal contributors this time are singer Tommy Heart from the band Fair Warning and Kee Marcello, former guitarist with Europe. I included the track “Crimson Dawn” on the Friday NI Rocks Show for 22nd September.

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“Through Worlds of Stardust” is the fifth studio album from Steelheart and it was released on 15th September by Frontiers Music. It’d be safe to say that the album is a bit overdue as the previous release was back in 2008.  The consolation is that the album is rather good and I guess worth the wait. I played the track “You Got Me Twisted” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th August and “Got Me Running” on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 22nd August. I’ll be including “My Dirty Girl” on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week.

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