Tag Archives: heavy rock

Bonfire – Temple Of Lies

Only guitarist Hans Ziller remains as an original member of German melodic rock band Bonfire, a band who’ve had their successes since the mid-80s albeit failing to crack the American market. But then, the influence of British bands like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep touring constantly throughout Europe with hit albums during the 70s became engrained within the consciousness of ...

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Rainbow

Rainbow rising on Memories In Rock II

Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore surprised the rock world by reforming Rainbow for a series of European and UK concerts. Most people thought this a one-off and all they were left with was Memories In Rock I – Live In Germany as an audio memento. Only the man in black did it again and now Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow  rise once more and not ...

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Little Caesar – Eight

Little Caesar were one of those bands who should have made it big, or that’s what I’ve read. I missed them when they first made a noise, back in the late 80s. They reformed a few years back, as bands have a habit of doing. Aside from their front man Ron Young I’m not sure how many of the old ...

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Glenn Hughes Promises Deep Purple Exclusivity on Tour

Fresh from blowing the rafters off UK concert halls with his January appearances as part of rock super group Black Country Communion, bass player and vocalist Glenn Hughes will be putting his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted credentials to a nationwide UK tour where he will playing only classic Deep Purple material. Turning back the clock for a two hour ...

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Rose Tattoo -Tatts Live In Brunswick 1982

36 years back an Australian radio station played this live show from the Bombay Bicycle Club across the Antipodean airwaves. It’s hard to believe. Hard to conceive that it happened so long ago, and incomprehensible that something so raw and savage – with language not for the faint-hearted – would get played in that format. So what is it? A ...

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Voodoo Circle, Raised On Rock Featuring New Single Higher Love

Voodoo Circle have released a new single and video ‘Higher Love’ taken from their new album Raised On Rock that will be out on 9th February through AFM Records. Founded by guitarist Alex Beyrodt who remains the band’s main songwriter, this is their fifth album and the first to feature new vocalist Herbie Langhans who’s sang with Avantasia before.  The ...

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Exclusive Interview with The Bad Flowers’ Tom Leighton

Nominated a band to watch out for by Planet Rock, The Bad Flowers are drawing attention to themselves in a way that’s not something to be sniffed at. The Cannock based power trio’s appeal has been strengthened by nationwide tours supporting more established acts and the breath of fresh air that was their radio hit single ‘Thunder Child’. In 2018 ...

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Bad Touch & Mollie Marriott: Coventry Empire, 25th November 2017

Late opening their doors, the bitter cold we suffered outside isn’t warmed by the reception received within: left confuse waiting in a room with a closed bar before then being directed upstairs. As many among us appear to be here for the first time, it’s unclear if this Fawlty Towers type service is par for the course at the Coventry ...

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Bad Touch’s Stevie Westwood Spreads the Good Word…

Bad Touch won the Exposure Music Award back in 2012 and the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest the following year, and if you’ve caught the band live you know that’s where they shine, in their natural element. Not they’ve shied away from the recording studio, with two albums under their belt and singles ‘99%’ and ‘Baby Get It On’ radio play-listed ...

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G3 2018: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Uli Jon Roth

Following the recent announcement at Ramzine that guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani will release his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, on January 12th through Sony/Legacy Recordings comes confirmation that he has revived his G3 Tour for an excursion across Europe in 2018. Joining Satriani will be Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth. As is customary ...

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