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NI ROCKS Recommends "Thirteen" by HAREM SCAREM
Harem Scarem have released their first original studio album in six years. “Thirteen” was released through Frontiers Records on 5th December and is the band’s thirteenth studio album. The band formed in Toronto, Canada back in 1987 and released 12 studio albums and a number of live or compilation albums before disbanding in 2008. They reformed in 2013, releasing a re-recording of their 1993 album “Mood Swings”.
Last Updated (Saturday, 20 December 2014 02:54)
NEWS - ERIC MARTIN Solo Tour Dates Announced
Mr Big frontman Eric Martin has rescheduled his cancelled solo dates for August 2015. In addition he has announced some new gigs, including dates in Belfast and Dublin on the 27th and 28th August respectively. Tickets for these two shows go on sale on 19th December.
Last Updated (Friday, 19 December 2014 07:09)
COMIN’ ATCHA: Elliott sets the Lepps aside to remind us of the glory days of Mott
IN 2009 Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott had a brain wave – he wanted to pay tribute to one the bands that were part of his musical heritage –
EP REVIEW: Genocidal Bakken batter the world with latest release
A COUPLE of years Bakken exploded on to the Northern Ireland scene with the release of their 'Death of a Hero' album, jam-packed with thrash and power metal, and the occasional doff of the cap towards Celtic roots.
From then on the band crafted out their sound with a series of gigs which notably saw them tighten their
NEWS - FURYON Update - New album, video and CD in Classic Rock Magazine
Furyon are a band with a lot of fans in N Ireland. The band’s latest press release via Rock n Growl Promotions has three noteworthy updates for fans of the band.
Firstly, Furyon’s long awaited second album entitled “Lost Salvation” will be released via Dream Records / cargo Records on 26th January 2015. The album was recorded in Atlanta, USA and Furyon’s home town of Brighton in England.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:57)
NEWS: Halestorm add Belfast date to 2015 headline tour
With tickets for Halestorm's Feb/Mar 2015 headline tour flying out the door as fast as Santa's sleigh, the Grammy-winning rockers are pleased to add two additional shows, in Dublin and Belfast.
Halestorm will perform at The Academy in
Black Star Riders Release Lyric Video For New Single ‘The Killer Instinct’
NI ROCKS Interview with SISTER SIN
Swedish band Sister Sin released their new album “Black Lotus” in October. The band have now released five albums since forming in 2002 and have toured extensively building up a considerable fan base in many countries. The current line-up includes Liv Jagrell on vocals, Jimmy Hiltula on guitar, Dave Sundberg on drums and Strandh on bass. We linked up with the band through their label Victory Records to get a few questions answered by Jimmy. During this time it was announced that Sister Sin would be supporting U.D.O. on tour in Europe between March and May 2015. This includes two dates in the UK.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 December 2014 23:44)
NI ROCKS Recommends "The Slaughter Never Stops" by AVENGER
New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) is one of those music genre labels that I now associate with the music of my youth, although I’m not sure that I ever recognised it as such at the time. Back in the early 80s the only genre label that mattered to me was rock as opposed to ska, new romanticism or whatever else happened to be popular that year. Thankfully NWOBHM and those that it inspired still have a big following, although it often seems that a high percentage of those fans are, well…blokes of a certain age, shall we say!
All that rambling brings me to “The Slaughter New Stops” which is the new release from NWOBHM stalwarts Avenger. The album was released on 1st December through Rocksector Records. If you listen to the NI Rocks Show you may have heard me play the cover of Iron Maiden’s “Killers” from the album or you may have seen the video somewhere.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 December 2014 07:43)
LIVE REVIEW: It was 7 'olock and it was time for a party with The Quireboys and company
THE song goes that "It's Seven O'clock, time for a party" and on Friday 21st November The Quireboys led a triple-headed monster of a party with beer flowing, voices raised and music the dripped with pathos, bathos, the blues, and damn fine rock 'n' roll.
Even the blackened heart of a dyed in the wool,
NI ROCKS Recommends "Adrenaline Rush" by WICKED SENSATION
“Adrenaline Rush” is the fourth studio album from German band Wicked Sensation and it was released through AOR Heaven on 1st December 2014. The band formed back in 1999 and it’s been four years since the release of their previous album “Crystallized”. Fans of the band or of the melodic metal genre will find a lot to like with this new album. It took only the briefest of listens for me to decide that “Adrenaline Rush” was an album to download and that it would be featuring on the NI Rocks Playlists on Rock Radio NI.
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