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NI ROCKS Recommends "Dunsmuir" by DUNSMUIR
I recently published an interview with Fu Manchu bass player Brad Davis, which focused on his involvement in a new music project called Dunsmuir. The other members of the band are vocalist Neil Fallon from Clutch, former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice and guitarist Dave Bone from The Company Band. The self-titled debut album from Dunsmuir was released through Hall of Records on 22nd July.
Last Updated (Monday, 25 July 2016 10:02)
THE DEAD DAISIES – Indomitable Hard Rocker’s barnstorming new single ‘Join Together’ released July 22nd on Spitfire Music / SPV
The Dead Daisies blazing new single, ‘Join Together’, released today, July 22nd on Spitfire Music / SPV, is an uplifting new incarnation of the Who’s anthem ‘Join Together’, with excellent extra modern elements and tons of vibe added to the original. Vocalist John Corabi states that “We wanted to do ‘Join Together’ ‘cause it’s obviously ...
Last Updated (Monday, 25 July 2016 10:05)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Sacred Ground" by DARE
Dare are back with their first album of new material since 2009 and Darren Wharton and his colleagues have certainly impressed with this one. “Sacred Ground” was released on 15th July through Legend Records. Darren of course is probably best known as the keyboard player for Thin Lizzy, but his work with Dare should really put him in that ‘rock legend’ category on its own. I played the track “On My Own” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 3rd June and the opening track “Home” is included on the Show on 22nd July.
Last Updated (Monday, 25 July 2016 10:04)
NI ROCKS Interview with NATHAN JAMES from INGLORIOUS
Inglorious released their self-titled debut album via Frontiers Records in February. The band is fronted by Nathan James, who previously performed with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and also includes guitarists Andreas Eriksson and Wil Taylor, bass-player Colin Parkinson and drummer Phil Beaver. After it was announced that they’d be supporting The Dead Daisies in Belfast on 21st July, I arranged to record an interview with Nathan. Unfortunately, circumstances meant we didn’t get speaking until the evening of the gig in The Limelight, but Nathan was good enough to chat with me for about 20 minutes after soundcheck. The interview and 4 tracks from the album will be included on the Friday NI Rocks Show that is broadcast on 29th July – a link will be added as soon as it is uploaded. Here are a couple of videos from the show in Belfast in the meantime!
Last Updated (Monday, 25 July 2016 10:06)
NI ROCKS Recommends "Northern Rumble" by FEATHERSTONE
“Northern Rumble” is the debut album from Swedish band Featherstone and it was released via AOR Heaven on 24th June. The band is largely the creation of Rikard Quist, a songwriter and producer who also just happens to play numerous musical instruments. The album is a good example of that more powerful side of the melodic rock genre that is able to retain my attention and keep me listening (I’ve now had the album on repeat for several hours at my desk as I type this!).
NI ROCKS Recommends "Runaway" by TEMPT
“Runaway” is the debut album from a young New York band called Tempt. It was released on 17th June through Rock Candy Records. This is one of those albums that I knew I was going to like from the moment I took a quick listen to the promotional material sent through by our friends at Rock n Growl Promotions. The tracks on “Runaway” are a blend of modern melodic hard rock and that classic 80’s rock sound. I played the track “Under My Skin” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st July and you can be sure that there will be more played in the weeks ahead!
NI ROCKS Recommends "Restoration" by FAITHSEDGE
“Restoration” is the third album from Californian based band Faithsedge and it was released on 24th June through Scarlet Records. The band is fronted by Giancarlo Floridia who I posted an interview with in September 2014 after the release of the previous album “The Answer of Insanity” (http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/1666-ni-rocks-interview-with-giancarlo-floridia-from-faithsedge.html ). I played the track “Never A Day” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 10th June.
NI ROCKS Playlists for JUNE 2016
There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of June. The shows are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by about 120 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for the previous month are also still available – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/2660-ni-rocks-playlists-for-may-2016.html
Last Updated (Sunday, 10 July 2016 05:08)
NI ROCKS Interview with BRAD DAVIS from DUNSMUIR / FU MANCHU
Dunsmuir is a new project featuring Clutch singer Neil Fallon, former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice, Fu Manchu bass player Brad Davis and guitarist Dave Bone from The Company Band. The four have been working on tracks for their debut, self-titled album for a few years and this is finally released via Hall of Records on 22nd July. A number of 7 inch singles have been released over the past few months. Our friends at New Ocean Media arranged for Brad Davis to answer a few questions via e-mail so that we could find out some more about the band and the new album.
Last Updated (Saturday, 23 July 2016 06:04)
NI ROCKS Interview with AARON from IODINE SKY
The band Iodine Sky formed in the Manchester area in 2013 and very soon after released the singles “So Far Away” and “Summer Song”. They recently released their debut album “Tides”. Iodine Sky are Aaron Ward on vocals on and guitar, Josh Zahler on drums, Josh Owen on guitar and Dave Murray on bass. Aaron answered a few questions for Rock Radio NI by e-mail to let us know more about the band.
Last Updated (Sunday, 10 July 2016 04:24)
NI ROCKS Recommends "After The Rain" by WICKMAN ROAD
Wickman Road is a young band from Sweden and they released their debut album entitled “After The Rain” through the AOR Heaven label on 24th June. As I’ve mentioned before, the melodic rock / AOR genre is one that I struggle with sometimes as the tracks can be too “melodic” and not “heavy” enough. Sometimes I’ll manage to find just one track on a melodic rock album that I like or would play on the NI Rocks Shows. Other times, as with this new album by Wickman Road, there’ll be enough tracks I like to make it worthy of an album recommendation. I played the title track “After The Rain” on the NI Rocks A-Z Show on 21st June.
Last Updated (Thursday, 30 June 2016 20:07)
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