A regular feature highlighting some of the best album releases each month. I don’t do album “reviews” – this is simply a personal recommendation to check out an album - just a few words about the albums that appeal to me and about the artists releasing them. These will also be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently. This month there will be albums from the Kris Barras Band, New Horizon, Radioactive, Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate, FM, Steve Dalton, Ronnie Atkins, Moonlight Haze, SheWolf, Gauntlet Rule, Shining Black, Altzi, Circle of Friends and Bomber.
Udo Dirkschneider is undoubtedly a rock legend, releasing numerous albums over the past 40+ years with Accept and U.D.O. On 22nd April he releases a solo album of cover versions called “My Way” through Atomic Fire Records. I chatted to Udo via Skype on 17th March about that new album as well as U.D.O. and other recent projects with The Old Gang and Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr,
You can hear that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 18th March. This Show is available now via the On Demand Player (uploaded 19th March) - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show
There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of February – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 150 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for January were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3832-ni-rocks-playlists-for-january-2022
I’ve created monthly Spotify playlists for the Friday NI Rocks Show that feature as many of the tracks from each month’s Shows as I can find. There are playlists available for each month since July 2021.
There were no new interviews this month. All previous interviews can be found here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html and on the NI Rocks MixCloud page as well - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/ .
A regular feature highlighting some of the best album releases each month. I don’t do album “reviews” – this is simply a few words about the artists and the albums that appeal to me. It is just a personal recommendation to check out an album. These will also be albums from which I’ll have been playing tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Shows recently.
This month there are albums from Saxon, Girish And The Chronicles, Slash, Ten, Epic, Spirits of Fire, Absolva, Manic Sinners, Goodbye June and Hammerfall.