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.

Slash and Myles Kennedy reunite for new album ‘Living The Dream’

Following a very lengthy touring cycle to promote the album World on Fire, which reached number 7 in the UK album charts, Slash returns with a brand new single, entitled ‘Driving Rain’, taken from the upcoming album Living the Dream. This features one of the great vocalists currently working in rock right now, a man who possesses a vocal range ...

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Napalm Death announce European gigs

 UK Grindcore band Napalm Death, once known for releasing a single lasting barely a few seconds, are now touring the USA alongside bands such as Slayer, on the second leg of their farewell to touring tour, plus also Lamb of God, Anthrax and Testament. The tour, which began on July 26th at Gifford, New Hampshire, runs until August 2th, when ...

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LITTLE CAESAR single ‘Time Enough For That’

US rock n’ soul survivors Little Caesar have just released the video of their new single ‘Time Enough For That.’ It’s available from the band’s new label, Golden Boot Records and taken from their recently released album, 8, which is the band’s first studio album in six years. The band are excited to have signed with such a premier label. ...

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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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