Tag Archives: heavy rock

Sons Of Apollo’s Desolate July

Ringing in the new decade with a sonic boom via the release of the third single from their second studio album, MMXX, United States supergroup Sons Of Apollo contemplate past and future in ‘Desolate July’. The song is a tribute to musician David Z, who tragically passed away in 2017. “From the few seconds of hearing this song, it guided ...

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Black River Rising over Silverthorne

Silverthorne follow their Top 20 iTunes debut single with ‘Black River Rising‘ now out on Golden Robot Records, ahead of the band’s debut EP Tear The Sky Wide Open due for 2020. The band was formed by Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner etc) and British singer/guitarist Pete Shoulder (Winterville, The Union), along with bassist Daniel Spree and the Tear ...

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Piston’s Crazy Slade Xmas Tribute

Celebrating the festive season,Cannock rock band Piston pay tribute to possibly the greatest rock ‘n roll band to come out of the West Midlands, and without whom Christmases could never be the same; we’re talking Wolverhampton’s Slade. But they’ve not gone for the obvious at this time of the year, but a track previously also a hit in the USA ...

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Heavy Pettin Ain’t Dead

Scottish rock band Heavy Pettin are about to see their entire eighties catalogue rereleased, along with extras. Taking their name from UFO’s 1976 studio album, Glaswegians Steve ‘Hamie’ Hayman (Vocals) Punky Mendoza (Lead guitar), Gordon Bonnar (Guitar), Brian Waugh (Bass) and Gary Moat (Drums) joined forces to deliver a brand of hard rock that saw them deliver a trio of ...

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Sons Of Apollo Go MMXX

Sons Of Apollo the supergroup featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey & Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) follow the Psychotic Symphony that was their debut album with the numerically challenged MMXX – That’s pronounced “20/20” to ...

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Biff Byford’s School of Hard Knocks

Saxon’s legendary frontman, Biff Byford will release his first ever solo album School of Hard Knocks on 21st February through Silver Lining Music, and it features a number of guest appearances from the world of rock. This welcome news comes during the singer’s current recuperation following heart surgery. An aural storybook from the heavy metal bard it highlights both his ...

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Deaf Rat Tie You Down

Swedish rockers Deaf Rat has released their third single ‘Tying You Down’ to all streaming services. Taken from their debut album Ban The Light, out on AFM Records, you can check it out by clicking here. The band, featuring Frankie Rich (Vocals), Pat Kramer (Guitars/vocals), Max Lander (Guitars/vocals), Nic Lester (Bass), Karl Löfgren (Drums) intend Ban The Light “As a tough ...

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D-A-D November UK Dates

Denmark’s Disney After Dark (D-A-D) has a couple of dates coming up here in the UK as part of their current European tour, with special guests Hangarvain supporting. Jesper Binzer (Vocals,guitar), Stig Pedersen (Bass, vocals), Jacob Binzer (Guitar) and Laust Sonne (Drums) spet three years working in their recently released A Prayer For The Loud album, that’s available through AFM ...

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Collateral & Piston, Friday 20th September 2019: The Asylum 2, Birmingham

The members of Collateral obviously listened to their granddads talk about how back-in-the-day Deep Purple began their live act with the aural equivalent of a train crash; Blackmore screeching notes out to emphasis the metal behemoth scraping loose from its tracks.  These young lads like the idea so much they not only deliver their opening number in this manner but ...

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The Dead Amigos Hold Out

If a blend of bluesy stoner rock, psychedelia and funk hit the spot for you then look no further than Aussie rockers The Dead Amigos whose new single ‘Hold Out’ has just been released. The Dead Amigos featuring Max Shepherd (Vocals/guitar), Steven Reinhardt (Keyboards/vocals), Lachlan Beattie Powell (Bass) and Sean Ahrbeck (Drums) blasted onto the Melbourne scene like a shot ...

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