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King King – Exile & Grace

This time last year King King had a live album out; the culmination of three recorded in the studio, an awful lot of touring, and a bagful of talent put in by the multiple blues rock award winners. As a statement we viewed it as a greatest hits collection and looked for similar songs getting added to their set list ...

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Suzi Quatro – The Best Of Suzi Quatro: Legend

Suzi Quatro arrived full-blown (but only pint-sized) as a tomboy caterwauling Aphrodite one Thursday evening singing ‘Can The Can’ on Top of The Pops. Her figure-hugging black leather cat-suit eternally etched on the minds of school boys and their fathers, her espousing rhetoric straight out of the The Wild Ones came as both a shock to the system and an ...

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Black Country Communion – BCCIV

Time waits for no man it knows things go round in circles. Wait long enough and those missed opportunities might not feel like lost causes any more. In the entertainment business if you wear yourself ragged, stopping having hits films, records or books but stash enough away to hideaway out in oblivion the call may come in redefining you as ...

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Santa Cruz announce UK tour and album ‘Bad Blood Rising’

Finnish hard-rockers Santa Cruz have announced details of their new album Bad Blood Rising and their upcoming UK tour. The band have partnered with M-Theory Audio to release their third studio album (Bad Blood Rising) on November 10th. Guitarist Johnny had this to say: “At the end of the day the apple didn’t fall all that far from the tree. ...

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The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign

Review: The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign

When The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die announced that they would be releasing their third full-length record Always Foreign there was an understandable buzz around the scene, eager to see what the band would produce. After all, this is a band who have gained a cult following off the back of their previous ...

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Mollie Marriott – Truth Is A Wolf

Let’s get this out the way from the start. She’s Steve Marriott’s daughter. The goddamm voice that gave us The Small Faces and Humble Pie. She’s also step-daughter to Joe Brown, one of Great Britain’s original rock ‘n’rollers who’s still going strong to this day. We’re talking rock royalty. Nepotism is something she’s avoided involvement with however. Instead, sticking to ...

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Yes – 50th Anniversary UK Tour Celebrations

2018 marks half a century since the formation of legendary progressive rock group Yes and to celebrate this then band will embark on a 10 date UK tour. This lengthy milestone has seen the band become one of the most successful and enduring of their kind, if not any musical genre, with a series of a participants playing an important role over ...

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Act of Defiance - Old Scars, New Wounds

Review: Act of Defiance – Old Scars, New Wounds

The modern thrash outfit Act of Defiance, which hails from the US and includes former Megadeth six-stringer Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover among others, showed a lot of potential and promise a couple of years ago when the debut offering entitled Birth and the Burial was unleashed upon the unsuspecting masses. While not utterly convincing from start to finish ...

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Twisted Illusion - Insight into the mind of a million faces   

Review: Twisted Illusion – Insight into the mind of a million faces   

Twisted Illusion is the solo project created and fronted by Matt Jones, and Insight into .. is the follow-up to the debut album, Temple of Artifice. That album garnered critically favourable comments and this album could well be doing the same. If you like your prog metal played furiously and accompanied by vocals that occasionally have the same impact as a ...

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Gentle Giant - Three piece Suite

Review: Gentle Giant – Three piece Suite

For fans of classic 1970’s prog rock, the name Gentle Giant is one revered by aficionados of the genre. Emerging out of the rubble of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, they were an influential band right throughout the nineteen seventies, releasing several top-quality albums along the way. They split in the late seventies when Punk was steamrollering all in ...

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