SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS have announced today, 18th June they’ll release their new album entitled “LIVING THE DREAM” on the 21st September via SLASH’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. “LIVING THE DREAM” is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). A pre-order for the new album will begin on the 25th July.

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“Road To Hell” is the fifth album from Sunstorm, the band established by Frontiers Music to showcase the talents of former Rainbow / Deep Purple vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. Over the past 12 years the band has featured a number of musicians working alongside JLT on the albums. The latest album was released by Frontiers on 8th June. The lead-off single “Only The Good Will Survive” was featured on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 27th April and the follow-up single, the title track “Road to Hell” was included on the Show on 25th May.

 

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“Turning Point” is the debut album from Italian band Nereis and it was released via Eclipse Records on 8th June. As soon as I’d checked out the e-mail from Eclipse last week and took a listen to the album I liked what I heard and downloaded the tracks. Stupidly, I forgot to add them to my music player so I haven’t included any tracks on the Friday NI Rocks Show yet, but we’ll be rectifying that next week! So far the band has released videos for three tracks – “Breaking Bad”, “Two Wolves” and “Overdrive”.

 

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“Hellhound” is the third album from British metal band Monument (not to be confused with British progressive metal band Monuments) and it was released on 25th May through Rock of Angels Records (ROAR). The band was formed in 2011 by vocalist Peter Ellis and the previous albums were released in 2014 and 2016. Ellis is the only member of the original line-up remaining, although both guitarists have played on all three albums. I included the single “The Chalice” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st June.

 

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American band Mass released their latest album “When 2 Worlds Collide” through Escape Music on 25th May. The band formed in Boston back in 1979 (as Axes initially) and they have continued to perform ever since, releasing albums periodically. This is their third album release with Escape, but the first in eight years, and if you’re a fan of melodic hard rock it is worth checking out. I featured the title track on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 8th June.

 

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“The Calling” is the fifth album from English metal band Primitai and it was released on 25th May via Dissonance Records. The band have been around for 15 years and are inspired by the classic metal bands, but deliver their own brand of melodic metal. Over the years they’ve played alongside NWOBHM legends, thrash and power metal bands and sleaze rockers. I included the track “Overdrive” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st June.

 

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The Lazys are an Australian band who are now based in Toronto, Canada; and “Tropical Hazards” is their new album which was released on 4th May via Golden Robot Records. Thankfully an e-mail from BJF Media alerted me to the release as the album is one of those that I liked from the moment I gave it a listen! I included the opening track and lead single “Nothing But Trouble” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 8th June.


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Stone Broken released their second album, “Ain’t Always Easy” through Spinefarm Records in March and have been busy touring in support of it ever since. They played their first gig in Belfast on 12th June when they supported Buckcherry in The Limelight. I met up with singer Rich Moss ahead of the show and chatted for about 25 minutes about the album, future plans and more. You can hear that interview, plus 4 tracks from the album, on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 15th June - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html

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There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of May – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by almost 150 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for April were published previously and these Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3356-ni-rocks-playlists-for-april-2018.html

This month on the Shows there were interviews with Linnéa Vikström from QFT / Therion and with guitarist Ryan Roxie from the Alice Cooper Band talking about his new solo album. http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html

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“Constellation” is the new album from the German band Fargo that originally formed in 1973 and released their last album in 1982. More than 35 years after that release the band reformed to record a new album which was released through Steamhammer/SPV on 25th May. The band had quite a bit of success up to 1984 when it morphed into the group Victory and had even more success. I’ve included the opening track “Step Back” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 1st June.

 

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“Shitfaced And Outta Luck” is the debut album from German hard rock band Motor City Mayhem and it was released on 25th May via Metalapolis Records. The band had previously performed under the name Shotgun Express, but had decided to rebrand after the original singer left. The album feature ten full throttle, dirty rock n roll tracks and the band name is quite appropriate! The track “Bad Habit” was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 25th May.

 

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