Author Archives: Tom Dixon

North East born, South West domiciled music lover - mainly heavy rock & blues but not averse to other genres. I'm fortunate to be semi retired & I can now take full advantage of the 40 years I have spent collecting, listening, watching & playing (badly) & have enjoyed researching how blues in particular has shaped the music we know & love today. Now if only I could get my Strat & Musicman to sound in reality how they do in my head!
We Are All Born Evil

Review: Lechery – We Are All Born Evil

Lechery were formed in 2006 by Martin Bengtsson (former Arch Enemy bass player). After a couple of years of playing small clubs and festivals, Lechery recorded their debut album Violator in 2008. A second album ‘In Fire’ followed in 2011. The new album ‘We Are All born Evil’ is their latest release and continues the twin guitar led heavy approach of ...

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East Texas Adrenaline

Review: East Texas Adrenaline – Built to Last

East Texas Adrenaline are from err, East Texas. Members Caleb Colton on vocals, Darrell Olbrych on guitar, Troy Dean on bass and backing vocals, and Scott Credeur on drums and backing vocals are about to release a follow up to their first, self-titled album. It’s called Built to Last and (if you believe their PR), “packs plenty of the metal/punk/rock ...

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MARK DEUTROM

MARK DEUTROM’S blend of blues rock, Southern boogie and psychedelia

Mark Deutrom is a guitarist, composer, songwriter, and producer. Most of his energies went into producing until he joined The Melvins as bass player between 1993 and 1998. His first full-length solo album, The Silent Treatment first came out in 2000 and has been rejigged and reissued now. Written and performed by Mark apart from Johnny Evans contributing all drums. ...

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The Pearl Hearts

THE PEARL HARTS duo Kirsty and Sara to release Glitter And Spit

Glitter And Spit is the title of UK duo Kirsty and Sara, The Pearls Harts, first full-length release. They have garnered press adulation from their live shows and have been described as “the love-child of PJ Harvey and Nine Inch Nails” and “Black Sabbath played by The Runaways”. They have supported the likes of Stereophonics, Garbage and Skunk Anansie. Buyers of Classic ...

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Headless Crown

HEADLESS CROWN produce a powerful and genuine heavy metal album

A Geneva-based heavy metal band who feature Judas Priest, Saxon and Iron Maiden amongst their influences, Headless Crown, are set to release their second album Century Of Decay. A few line-up changes have occurred since their first album, Time For Revolution, in 2015. The line-up for this album is Steff Perrone (Lead Vocals), Manu Froelicher (Guitar), Ced Legger (Guitar), Mack Machet ...

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The courettes

THE COURETTES set to release a blend 1960’s heavy pop and rock

A Danish-based duo, The Courettes are husband and wife Flavia (guitar and vocals) and Martin Couri (drums and vocals). Their second album is imaginatively titled We Are The Courettes contains 12 tracks steeped in early psychedelia with a heavy garage/rock feel thrown in. Opener ‘Hoodoo Hop’ starts with frantic drumming and a great sounding guitar, then a screaming Flavia joins in ...

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Diva Demolition - Delve Deeper

DIVA DEMOLITION – An amalgam of 1980s female rock

Diva Demolition formed in Brisbane, Australia in 2013 from the ashes of progressive rock punk band Legless. They were the Australian national support for the international Monster Tour of Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Thin Lizzy. They have also supported Aerosmith in New Zealand and Australia. Not a bad recommendation then? It was last year that Sherree Newton (Guitar/Vocals), Kylie Cowling ...

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Ardbeggar

Review: Ardbeggar – Bring Your Own Demons

Take the DNA from Sabbath’s Master of Reality, punk it up a bit, and you have the enigmatic new band called Ardbeggar! Formed in Gothenburg, Sweden with past experience in the Scandi metal scene they must have decided to put the music first and to keep distractions to a minimum, as their promo photograph is of a group of characters ...

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David Coverdale - Northwinds

RAMzine Classic | David Coverdale – Northwinds

David Coverdale needs no introduction. His ‘rags to riches’ story has been told many times. What we have here, however, is a totally undervalued, true classic from his period after Deep Purple disintegrated and before the birth of Whitesnake. His first post-Purple solo album had a curious mix of styles and very few fans were ready for the prophetically titled ...

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Thundermother's S/T

Swedish hard rockers Thundermother release their self-titled third album

There is a clue on the cover of this album, it is a fist with the wrist showing a leather cuff. The fingernails are painted, the line-up is all female, the music is rock all of the way. Welcome to the world of Thundermother, a Swedish band that has gone through some lineup changes and is reborn with their self-titled new ...

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