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.

Europe announce ‘The Siege’ as next single

Scandinavian rockers, Europe, will be releasing their new single ‘The Siege,’ on September 21st. Taken from the band’s last album, 2017’s Walk The Earth, which was recorded at the internationally renowned Abbey Road studios, and it saw the band achieving a fifth consecutive top five album in their homeland, Sweden, as well as a place in the top 70 albums ...

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Graham Bonnet Band

Graham Bonnet ‘Livin’ In Suspicion’

Graham Bonnet, a man with a decent claim to be considered as one of rock’s premier vocalists, has just released a new single, ‘Livin’ in Suspicion’, taken from his band’s recently released album Meanwhile Back in the Garage. The new single was written by Russ Ballard, a man best known as the guitarist and vocalist in 70’s band Argent, for ...

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Led Zeppelin release remastered version of ‘The Ocean’

Taken from their classic three night concert recorded at Madison Square Gardens in July 1973, the only one manager Peter Grant ever allowed to be filmed, Led Zeppelin are now also releasing a remastered version of ‘The Ocean’, taken from their album The Song Remains The Same and it’ll be available on September 7th, 2018. The Ocean in question is ...

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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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