Rock Radio Northern Ireland
NI ROCKS Interview with JAMES CHRISTIAN from HOUSE OF LORDS
We recorded an interview with House of Lords lead singer James Christian on 20th February. This was originally broadcast on the Friday NI Rocks Show on Rock Radio NI on 28th February. This show will be available via the On Demand Player until the end of April - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html (the show that was uploaded on 26th Feb). You can now read the interview in this post.
James talks about the new House of Lords album “Precious Metal”, the upcoming tour supporting Robin Beck, his new solo album and much more.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:43)
Belfast Metalheads reunited - 50b17219eb8e1ff27aeb52d01015a4e3
Review by Baal
Coming hot on the heels of the excellent "Unplugged & Strung Up" release is this new live offering from the mighty Saxon, "St George's Day, Live In Manchester", recorded, on last years very
Rock Radio NI Targeted In Smear Campaign
Today, it has come to the attention of those involved with Rock Radio NI that local “journalist” Mark Dean has intensified his smear campaign against the station and those involved in “NI Rocks” and “Belfast Metalheads Reunited”. Of course we are all very used to his constant sniping at Rock Radio NI and NI Rocks over the past few years on Facebook and any other site that suits his trolling methods. However, today we were advised by a PR company that he had contacted them with the message detailed below. We’ll respond to some of the claims he makes later in this statement, but can we say from the outset that over the past number of years Rock Radio NI, Belfast Metalheads Reunited (BMHR) and NI Rocks have built up a very good relationship with a number of PR companies and record labels including Frontiers, SPV/Steamhammer, Rocksector Records and many more. So we truly believe that his pathetic attempts to blacken our reputation have fallen on deaf ears. It does however demonstrate the nature of the man concerned.
Sludge fest, thrash-tastic Saturday with Gama Bomb, War Iron, Owlcrusher, Defyed and much more
SATURDAY night's all right for rocking, never mind what Elton John may say about fighting. And Saturday March 8th was a day filled to the brim with rock and metal
While Darren and Dawn Shields-Pettitt were doing a fantastic job with all the bands at Blazefest once again raising money for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick
No Going Back for Stiff Little Fingers
OKAY fellow rockers - we hope you are all sitting comfortably, and relaxed as we tell you a tale, a tale of a rock band, a punk band, a political force and global influencers all rolled into one.
Now, let us begin, back in the 70s a group of people gathered in north Belfast, when the Troubles were burning streets and leaving a trail of
Annihilator - Feast re-issue...the reasons why...
Annihilator are one of the great bands to come out of Canada with a literal shed load of great thrash and metal songs. Recently the re-released last year's Feast (review here) stuffed with extras.
We recently caught up with the
Maurading Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate storm Ahoghiill
ON the face of it the Jizzy Pearl's last outing under the Love/Hate monicker had the ingredients of a disaster, as he prepares for starting out with his stint with Quiet Riot - but that is without reckoning on the sheer force of Pearl's personality.
NI ROCKS Recommends "Refueled" by SKINTRADE
Some might remember Skintrade from the early 90s when the Swedish rockers toured Europe with the likes of Motorhead, DAD, and Therapy and released two highly regarded albums. The band split in 1995, but are back with a fantastic album entitled “Refueled” that was released on 3rd March. The reformation actually started in 2011 when the band members reunited and released “Skintrade – Past & Present”, which included 3 brand new songs and 12 re-mastered songs from previous albums. The new album “Refueled” features 12 excellent tracks that all hard rock fans will definitely want to check out!
Last Updated (Thursday, 06 March 2014 22:45)
Fill yer weekend with rock and metal
PLEASE place your liver in the overhead locker, a neck brace is provided underneath in case of passengers need to abandon headbanging. In the event of alcohol decompression please grab the glass and place it to your lips because this is one helluva weekend to board the rock and metal flight to chaos - you're all spoilt for choice!
Where to start - six bands. one taking a hiatus, one with a new singer, another with a new release - and all rockin' hard
AS we head into another weekend of hard rockin' and heavy metal we took the time here to look back on last week in a review of our thoughts, notes and consider the real diversity of talent in this small land.
Jizzy's back rockin the Love/Hate way before heading off to pastures new
TO describe Jizzy Pearl's career as varied in terms of the acts he's been involved with is an understatement - but he is wrapping off the Love/Hate phase of his career with a mini-album and UK tour, which includes the Diamond Rock Club this coming Friday (March 7th).
The mini-album, Crucified, which for legal reasons is released under
- NI ROCKS Recommends "The Hunt" by BLACKWOLF
- Rock 'n' rollin; heavy fuggin' metal from Chrome Division
- NI ROCKS Recommends "NOTHING TO PROVE" by DAVE EVANS
- Feminist lore, historical struggles and damn fine music
- NI ROCKS Interview with JAMES CHRISTIAN of HOUSE OF LORDS
- More thrashing Feast from Annihilator
- NO HOT ASHES - Press Release for Upcoming Gigs
- Triple terror from Spittin' Teeth, Defyed and By Conquest or Consent
- NI ROCKS Interview with RYAN ROXIE of CASABLANCA/ROXIE 77/ALICE COOPER BAND
- NI ROCKS Interview With STEVE OVERLAND of FM
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Heavy Metal Sanctuary" by BATTLEAXE
- Pain, tragedy and people in Lamb of Gods As The Palaces Burn
- Winners of Eric Church competition
- NI ROCKS Recommends "One Live - In Stockholm" by W.E.T.
- NI ROCKS Recommends "Precious Metal" by HOUSE OF LORDS
- Masterful Scots Man Must Die nail it on their latest release
- NI ROCKS interview with THE BREW
- Quare craic with The Quireboys and the Ajenda in Ahoghil
- A Cappella metal? Hear it the Van Canto way
- On the cusp - after an impressive 2013 could 2014 be Ajenda's break out year