Author Archives: Laurence Todd

Took early retirement after many years as a teacher in order to write books as well as about music. A long-time music obsessive, has wide and eclectic tastes but particularly likes prog rock and rock in general. Enjoys going to gigs and discovering new acts.

DEE SNIDER releases lyric video for ‘I Am The Hurricane’

Whilst Twisted Sister may be no more, vocalist and hard-rock legend Dee Snider is still screaming it out. His new album, For The Love of Metal, is being released on July 27th, and the second single from the album, ‘Become The Storm’, was recently released. And now, he’s about to give you more metal mayhem with the release of the ...

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the sea within

Prog rock supergroup THE SEA WITHIN release debut album

The Sea Within is a prog rock ‘supergroup’ with an international cast of players, featuring three Swedes, one German and one American. The musicians in this band have all been around the block a few times, and their list of bands played in includes The Flower Kings, Flying Colors, Steven Wilson and Transatlantic. The band grew out of a desire ...

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HAKEN establish themselves as a force in prog rock on L-1VE                          

Haken are a six-piece London based prog rock metal band who, after a decade, have just released their first ‘live’ CD/DVD, L-1VE, which was filmed and recorded in April 2017 at the now legendary Melkweg, in Amsterdam, on the final night of their 2017 European tour, before a very enthusiastic Dutch audience who were clearly enjoying what Haken (meaning Hook ...

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THE PARADOX TWIN “conspiracy theories and humans on earth being controlled by extra-terrestrials…”

Led and fronted by Danny Sorrell, who also writes the tunes and is the guiding spirit behind The Paradox Twin, who despite having been around for a little while, are only now just releasing their debut album. Their name derives from Gravity Time Dilation, the difference of elapsed time between two events as measured by observers at varying distances from a ...

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ROLO TOMASSI Headline UK Tour        

Following on from the release of their album, Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It, Rolo Tomassi have announced a tour for November which will see the band headlining at venues across the country, including the Scala, London, with support provided by Blood Command and Cassus. The band have also announced they’ll be playing at eight festivals across Europe ...

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Guns N Roses event ‘General Admission’ at Camden this weekend

Over the weekend of June 29th to July 1st –  Camden Stables will be giving fans an opportunity to mark the re-release of an album which is both celebrated as a classic, as well as influential in its genre, Guns n’ Roses seminal album Appetite For Destruction. Going under the title ‘General Admission’ this will be a one-time only opportunity for ...

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Led Zeppelin release remastered ‘Song Remains The Same’ soundtrack

Led Zep have announced they will be reissuing the soundtrack to ‘The Song Remains The Same’ in all formats, plus giving its full debut release in Hi-Re 5.1 surround sound on Blu-Ray, on September 7th. Recorded over July 27th-29th 1973 at New York’s Madison Square Gardens when the band were at the peak of their powers, and touring to promote their ...

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Shinedown – The Human Radio

‘The Human Radio’ is the second single from Shinedown’s latest bestselling album, Attention Attention, which reached no:5 in the Billboard top 200 charts as well as a career high of no:8 in the UK album charts. This single follows on from lead track ‘Devil’, which amassed airplay on Planet Rock Radio (A list) and Total Rock Radio, as well as ...

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Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators are ‘Living the Dream’

Guitar hero Slash has teamed up with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators yet again for a new album. This is entitled Living The Dream and is set for release on September 21st via Slash’s Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records Living the Dream is the fourth solo album to be released by Slash, and his third with The Conspirators,  which features ...

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Paragnosis – Clarity In Three (Redux)

Paragnosis… The obtaining of knowledge through an external source. But then you knew this already, didn’t you? Most musicians start off with just instruments, then look for a vocalist who fits into and complements the band’s style, but Paragnosis did things differently. After releasing their debut single in 2015, they decided to pursue their brand of Prog Metal with the ...

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