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I have to admit that I don’t know much about The Cyon Project and hadn’t heard of them until the album “Tales of Pain” was offered to us by our friends at Stampede Press. I wasn’t sure what to expect, having seen the words “death/thrash” appear in the press release. It turns out that the key phrase was probably the one stating that the band had “evolved its style once again”. When I first skimmed through the album online I thought there were a few tracks with potential and downloaded it. Having listened to it several times now in full I’d have to say there are several tracks I really like and that the remainder are all fairly decent too. The first single to be taken from the album was “Mr Creosote” and this has already featured on the Friday NI Rocks Show. The album “Tales of Pain” was released on 27th January through Pavement Entertainment.

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LET'S face it, right up front, no waffling, no bullshit - power metal can disappear up it's own ass; filled with pomposity, pretentiousness and prat-ishness. Thankfully, on 'Beyond the Red Mirror; a bombastic Blind Guardian avoid the traps of the cliché and complacency.

Of course, that doesn't mean that they are

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LET'S face it, right up front, no waffling, no bullshit - power metal can disappear up it's own ass; filled with pomposity, pretentiousness and prat-ishness. Thankfully, on 'Beyond the Red Mirror; a bombastic Blind Guardian avoid the traps of the cliché and complacency.

Of course, that doesn't mean that they are

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NORTHERN IRISH math rockers And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) have announced their return with their new forthcoming album ‘Heirs’. This will be the eclectic quartet’s fourth full length album following on from their critically acclaimed album ‘All Hail Bright Futures’.


The PR blurb

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SWEDEN - like all the Scandinavian countries seem to have an excess of bands, pounding out a range of metal and rock genres - and leading the hard rock charge from Malmo are Bonafide, who have just released a stormer of an album in the shape of 'Denim Devils'.

There is always a case for heads down

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THERE is a healthy metal scene in the middle east and Arabian Peninsula - that often slips under the radar for a number of reasons, not least the authoritarian regimes that populate the ruling classes.

But, despite that Kuwaiti death metallers Voice of the Soul have managed to produce a beautifully atmospheric and

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QI REGULAR, Mastodon fan, headliner at Sonisphere and a comedian, are just some of the credentials of Bill Bailey is bringing his critically acclaimed 'Limboland' show to Belfast.




Yes, I know we very rarely do 'stuff' about comedians, but c'mon it's Bill Fuckin' Bailey!



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Press release from AC Promotions.

The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group’s sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted on February 24, 1975. The reissues of the first five Led Zeppelin albums in 2014 found both commercial successes, with multiple titles reaching Top 10 chart status in countries around the world, as well as widespread critical acclaim, including the recent Classic Rock “Reissue Of The Year” Award.

Last Updated (Friday, 23 January 2015 01:17)

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Chris Appleton is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist in Absolva, and prior to that in Fury UK. However, on 2nd February he releases a solo acoustic album entitled “Restless” through Rocksector Records. I spoke to Chris about the new record, Absolva, upcoming tours and his continuing involvement in the Blaze Bayley Band. He also picked three tracks from “Restless” to play on the Friday NI Rocks Show that was originally broadcast on 24th January. This show is now available via the On Demand Player - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html (the show uploaded on 20th January).

The interview has been transcribed and is posted below.

 

Last Updated (Sunday, 25 January 2015 11:02)

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Level 10 brings together Adrenaline Mob / Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen and Primal Fear’s bass player Mat Sinner. The band release an album called “Chapter 1” through Frontiers Records on 23rd January. Both Allen and Sinner are artists whose names appear fairly regularly when I’m checking out new releases or catching up on the latest music news. Once again it seems to have been Frontiers President Serafino Perugino though who can take the credit for getting the two working together on this project. The recording and release of the album might have been a lengthy process due to the various commitments of those involved, but ultimately it has been worth the wait and “Chapter 1” is well worth checking out.

Last Updated (Friday, 23 January 2015 22:38)

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TO be honest with you, Constant Reader, we have struggled to get to grips with the Khaøs release 'Risen' for some weeks now. They tread a fine line of powerful hard rock and strident objectionable resolve and schmaltz as they emerge from land-locked Switzerland.

Take for example the transition from the full-on, almost

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New tune from The Answer. Blues from Lowell Fulsome. Pop from Squeeze.Proper Rock from The Sweet. Motor Cycle noises from Montrose! Falsetto singing from the Darkness and Sparks. Prog from King Crimson and more......Get it while it's luke warm!!
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