Guitarist Tony Hernando is a founding member of the band Lords of Black, alongside singer Ronnie Romero. He is the driving force behind the Restless Spirits project. The new Lords of Black album “Alchemy of Souls Pt1” was released by Frontiers Music on 6th November. I had the opportunity to talk with Tony via Skype on 4th November to chat about that new album and ongoing work with both Lords of Black and Restless Spirits.

 

The interview is included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 6th November. That Show also includes an interview with guitarist Reb Beach from Winger and Whitesnake and it is now available from our MixCloud page - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/interviews-with-reb-beach-and-tony-hernando-on-the-friday-ni-rocks-show-6th-nov-2020/

 

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Last week Ricky Warwick announced the release of a new album and the first single from that album. At the same time he announced a UK tour for April and May 2021 which includes a show in Belfast on 6th May. The album called “When Life Was Hard and Fast” will be released on 19th February 2021 through Nuclear Blast Records and is available to pre-order now. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of the red vinyl version that is limited to 300 copies! The single “Fighting Heart” is out now and was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show last week.

Full details on the album and the tour can be found in the press releases from Nuclear Blast and Rollins Promo that are copied below.

 

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of September – 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 August were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3785-ni-rocks-playlists-for-august-2020.html

 

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of August – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 160 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for July were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3780-ni-rocks-playlists-for-july-2020.html

This month the Friday NI Rocks Show included a new interview with singer Elize Ryd from Amaranthe. All interviews can be found here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html.

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INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACK ON 2CD AND DIGITAL VERSIONS AND LIMITED 7” INCH SINGLE “(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION” FEATURING JERRY LEE LEWIS & RORY GALLAGHER

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Swedish band Amaranthe release their sixth studio album called “Manifest”, through Nuclear Blast Records on 2nd October. I had the opportunity to chat with singer Elize Ryd via Skype on 7th August. We talked about the new album, the four tracks from it that have been released so far and much more.

That interview was featured on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 21st August and later 2nd October.  That first Show is available from the NI Rocks MixCloud page - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/interview-with-elize-ryd-from-amaranthe-on-the-friday-ni-rocks-show-21st-aug-2020/

 

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of July – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by over 165 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for June were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3777-ni-rocks-playlists-for-june-2020.html

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“Lions” is the second album from Tokyo Motor Fist, the band that features singer Ted Poley from Danger Danger and guitarist Steve Brown from Trixter. It was released on 10th July by Frontiers Music; who also released the band’s self titled debut in 2017. So far I’ve featured three tracks from the album on the Friday NI Rocks Show – “Youngblood”, “Around Midnight” and most recently, on the Show on 31st July, the track “Mean It”.

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In 2013 I posted an interview with a young, talented Australian guitarist and singer called Laura Wilde. She’d just released her debut album called “Sold My Soul”, had been touring with Ted Nugent and would soon be embarking on a UK tour. Seven years on, Laura has just released her second album, called “Charmed & Dangerous”. I arranged to speak to her via Skype and recorded an interview that you can hear on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 17th July. We chat about the new album, future plans, working on ‘The Voice’, dealing with the Covid outbreak and more. The Show is available on our MixCloud page - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/interview-with-laura-wilde-on-the-friday-ni-rocks-show-on-17th-july-2020/

 

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of June – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by over 160 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for May were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3767-ni-rocks-playlists-for-may-2020.html

This month the Friday NI Rocks Show included a new interview with Ronnie Atkins from Pretty Maids. All interviews can be found here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html.

 

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“Para Dice” is the third album from Finnish artist Jessica Wolff and it was released by Metalapolis Records on 19th June. Wolff is also an actress and stunt woman, but released her first album back in 2013. I played the track “Ella’s Song” from the new album on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 12th June followed by “Perfect Kind of Wrong” on 3rd July.

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