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ALBUM REVIEW: Middle eastern death metal from Voice of the Soul on atmposheric Catacombs
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
COMIN' ATCHA: Mastodon fan Bill Bailey brings his comedy chaos to Belfast
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!
NEWS - Re-Issue of LED ZEPPELIN - "PHYSICAL GRAFFITI"
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)
NI ROCKS Interview with CHRIS APPLETON (ABSOLVA)
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)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Chapter 1" by LEVEL 10
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)
ALBUM REVIEW: Khaos transcend hard rock clichés with strong emotional undercurrent on Risen
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
COMIN' ATCHA: Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland heats underway on February 21st
RIGHT you lot - time to be part of the exciting competition to decide which band will fly the Northern Ireland metal flag at Bloodstock - yes Hobgoblin backed Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses gets underway on February 21st.
NI ROCKS Recommends "Empire of Sin" by IMPERA
“Empire of Sin” is the third studio album from Impera. I’d posted a recommendation for the previous album “Pieces of Eden” in September 2013 (http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/back-stage/music-reviews/1310-ni-rocks-recommends-qpieces-of-edenq-by-impera.html) and to be honest I could almost have copied and pasted my words from the previous post. This time however there are 11 excellent rock tracks on the album I have rather than 10. “Empire of Sin” is released through Escape Music on 23rd January and I highly recommend checking it out. There have already been a few tracks played on the Friday NI Rocks Show.
ALBUM REVIEW: Beast comes out battlng - Battle Beast power through emotions on Unholy Savior
FINNISH power metallers Battle Beast have been creating a stir across the continent, without much of a breakthrough to the nether regions of the UK - but 'Unholy Savior' has the potential to make more people sit up and take notice.
After the 2013 release of the self-titled album this is a step forward without
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