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INTERVIEW: Zlatanera speak about progress so far...
In this interview we learn how they got their name, and how the song 'Idle Hand Sataniser' came about. It was recorded after the band had blasted out a great set in support of NOLA legends Corrosion of Conformity. (You can read the review
COMIN' ACTHA: Weekend metal, rock and maybe a beer or six...
THIS weekend sees a clatter of good shows to tempt you away from your hearth and avoid the wall-to-wall election coverage.
We do hope that actually do vote (if you don't somebody else vote counts more) but once you've exercised your democratic rights you'll need a wee rest, so head up to the Eglantine to see Scimitar, The Crawling, and Shrouded - it's free event, but steady on before you get too ripped up.
INTERVIEW: Part two of our interview with Cormac and Paul from The Answer
THIS is part two of our interview with The Answer. (Watch Part One Here).
This was recorded at The Answer's County Down studio. Recording was by Darren and Zakk; production assistant was Tina.
LIVE REVIEW: Finland brings the party to Belfast in a folk metal fest courtesy of Moonsorrow and Korpiklaani
LET'S face it the words folk and metal should not, in a sane universe, be used in the same dimension let alone in the same sentence. Folk - that's earnest men in aran sweaters with acoustic guitars and weird English accents. Metal - well that's us.
Add in a liberal dose of 'Finland' and nothing would have made sense of this to the progenitors of heavy metal and fans of metal in the 70s and 80s.
But, when those of that vintage stumble upon this alternate dimension
LIVE REVIEW: All the groove as Corrosion of Conformity land in Belfast again with local heroes Zlatanera
IT seems they like it in Belfast, because Corrosion of Conformityrolled up on Sunday May 1st for the second time in the city in less than a year. And, they delivered a set as if they were young pups rather than seasoned, tried and tested NOLA veterans.
In a lesson that could be learned by many a band the members of Corrosion of Conformity mingle with the audience before doors, sip pints and have their pictures taken. Simple courtesy to the fans and good manners.<br
NI ROCKS Playlists for APRIL 2016
There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of April. The shows are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by about 110 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for the previous month are also still available – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/2557-ni-rocks-playlists-for-march-2016.html
Last Updated (Sunday, 01 May 2016 21:00)
INTERVIEW: The Answer from the studio as they get ready for touring, 10th anniversary of Rise, festivals and a new album
THE Answer are about to embark on a massive summer. It's the 10th anniversary of début album Rise, which they are re-issuing with re-mastered tracks, work is almost done on their forthcoming release.
Add into all that and the band are getting set for a mini-UK tour, that will see them play Rise in full, and culminating in a Belfast date at the Limelight on June 3rd.
After that they'll be hitting festival dates, including Ramblin Man Fair.
We ventured down to
GRAND MAGUS | BAND RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘FORGED IN IRON – CROWNED IN STEEL’ ON YOUTUBE
Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS are set to release their new studio album Sword Songs on May 13th via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the new album, the band has released the second track from the album via YouTube. Listen to ‘Forged In Iron – Crowned In Steel’ here: The track is also available as an instant-grat when you pre-order the album ...
DAMON JOHNSON EP: “ECHO” Release Date: 27th May 2016
Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane) is pleased to announce his first solo electric project with the ‘Echo’ EP, to be released in May 2016. Recorded throughout 2015, the 5 track EP sees Johnson taking the lead with vocals, guitars and other instruments alongside drummer Jarred Pope and bassist Tony ...
FALLUJAH | Band release official music video for ‘Abandon’, taken from the forthcoming album, Dreamless
Progressive death metal masters FALLUJAH have released the official video for the for new track ‘Abandon’, here: The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Dreamless, which will be released on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The video was shot and directed by Robert Graves (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ABYSMAL DAWN). ‘Abandon’, ‘The Void Alone’ and ‘Scar Queen’ are now available as an instant ...
DEAD DAISIES UK EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED FOR JULY/AUGUST IN SUPPORT OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘MAKE SOME NOISE’
This summer The Dead Daisies will return to Europe to play a series of high-profile festivals as well as headline shows in the UK, Ireland and Germany – all in support of their upcoming SPV release, ‘Make Some Noise’ (dropping on August 5th 2016). The Dead Daisies, the biggest new name in Rock, have ...
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