Wolverhampton based rockers Gin Annie release their debut album “100% Proof” through Off Yer Rocka Recordings on 25th January. The band formed in 2013 and released their debut EP in March 2017 before going through a line-up change later that year. The new line-up went to work recording the debut album and released three singles during 2018. The last of these, “Chains”, was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th January.

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The Three Tremors are metal vocalists Tim ‘The Ripper’ Owens, Sean Peck and Harry Conklin. They release their debut, self-titled album via Steel Cartel Records on 18th January, having already toured across Europe during September and October. A US tour has been announced to follow the release. I included the single “When The Last Scream Fades” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th January.

 

Last Updated (Friday, 18 January 2019 01:59)

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“The End of Chaos” is the thirteenth studio album from American band Flotsam and Jetsam and it is released on 18th January by AFM Records. It comes well over 30 years after the release of their debut album “Doomsday for the Deceiver” in 1986. There have been a few line-up changes along the way, but all thirteen albums feature the vocals of Eric ‘A.K’ Knutson. I included the track “Demolition Man” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th January.

 

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Back in 2014, Anthrax bass player Frank Bello and Megadeth bass player David Ellefson united to form Altitudes & Attitude and released a self-titled EP. On 18th January they release an album called “Get It Out” through Megaforce Records. Bello once again takes on the role of lead vocalist and both he and Ellefson also recorded guitars on the album. However, they’re also joined by a number of guest guitarists. The track “Out Here” was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th January.

 

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When I recorded an interview with guitarist Doug Aldrich in October we talked about the upcoming release of a new Burning Rain album in March called “Face The Music” - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/3485-ni-rocks-interview-with-doug-aldrich-the-dead-daisies-burning-rain-etc.html - Frontiers have now issued a press release about the album and released the first single – “Midnight Train” (which is included on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week).


Full press release is provided below -

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This week my guest on the Friday NI Rocks Show is singer Phil Conalane of Blackwater Conspiracy and formerly of Million Dollar Reload. We talk about the one-off reunion gig that Million Dollar Reload are playing in The Empire Music Hall in Belfast on Saturday 9th February and about future plans for Blackwater Conspiracy. The re-union features the five original members of the band that recorded the epic debut album “Anthems of a Degeneration”.

The interview, along with 4 tracks from Million Dollar Reload and one from Blackwater Conspiracy can be found on the Rock Radio NI On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html (the Show uploaded on 10th Jan).

 

Last Updated (Thursday, 07 February 2019 06:54)

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“Twelve” is the debut album from female fronted band Last Union which features Symphony X bass player Mike LePond. The album also features guest vocals from Dream Theatre’s James LaBrie on three tracks and it was released on 21st December via Rock of Angels Records (ROAR!). The single “President Evil” was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 21st December.

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There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of December – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player and also as podcasts on iTunes. There are tracks by around 150 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for November were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3507-ni-rocks-playlists-for-november-2018.html

 

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“Square One” is the new album from Purser Deverill – former Tygers of Pan Tang members guitarist Fred Purser and vocalist Jon Deverill. It was released on 14th December and the album can trace its roots back to the demos being written for the next Tygers of Pan Tang album before the band split in 1983. The Tygers connection was what drew me to this release initially, but musically it is a little different and has a big Prog Rock influence. I included the title track on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 23rd November and on the A-Z Show on 1st January.

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Singer Johnny Gioeli certainly keeps himself busy. On 7th December he released his first solo album, “One Voice”, through Frontiers Music. This is his third album release of 2018, following on from Axel Rudi Pell’s “Knights Call” in March and his collaboration with Deen Castronovo, “Set the World on Fire”, in July. The single “Drive” from the album “One Voice” was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 12th October.

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“Devil’s Hand” is the self-titled debut album from a band that features guitarist / producer Mike Slamer and vocalist Andrew Freeman. The album was released on 7th December by Frontiers Music. So far I’ve played three tracks from the album on the Friday NI Rocks Show – the singles “Falling In” on 5th October and “We Come Alive” on 16th November and then most recently “Push Comes to Shove” on 28th December.

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