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Steve Vai Releases Modern Primitive

Steve Vai Releases Modern Primitive

Virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai is releasing Modern Primitive as a limited edition record through his own Favored Nations Entertainment record label. Modern Primitive features material written and partially recorded with Vai’s band The Classified back in the early 80s, after his first solo record Flex-Able (1983) and prior to the writing and recording of the music of his seminal 1990 album Passion ...

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Michael Schenker ‘Fest’ UK tour announced

Following the success in Japan last year of an inaugural Michael Schenker Fest that resulted in the recent release of a DVD/CD documenting the event, the former UFO and Scorpions guitarist has announced that he will be touring under the banner of a Michael Schenker Fest throughout the UK in November 2017. Consisting of four concerts that will take place in London at ...

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Born Again - Strike it with Power

Review: Born Again – Strike it with Power

A fantastic start to what sounds like a brilliant album. Vocally strong with real power backing them up – you could say real head banging ferocity can be obtained when listening to this. It’s a bold track with a lot of clout and heavy metal rhythms. The second track ‘ The second track ‘Strike With Power’ does that most definitely ...

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Glenn Hughes – Resonate

Review: Glenn Hughes – Resonate

They’d have us believe Resonate is one of the heaviest solo albums Glenn Hughes has produced.  If we mean heavy as in metal, that lies with Addiction. If we mean heavy as in the hippy vernacular, okay, I’ll go with the flow. To be sure, there’s plenty of sturm und drang going on between the grooves, and mainly from that ...

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Mastodon busy recording new album!

Atlanta-based heavy rock juggernauts Mastodon are almost finished writing up their seventh studio album, which follows their universally acclaimed 2014 release ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN. The quartet have chosen to record (once again) with legendary producer Brendan O’Brien who first worked with the band on 2009’s groundbreaking concept album Crack The Skye. The mixing process will begin in Los ...

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Gillan to release Vinyl Box Set

Gillan – The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982 is due out as a box set on 2nd September collecting the hit albums of Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan and his band during that era. Following the more jazz-fusion influenced Ian Gillan Band, Gillan retained keyboard player Colin Towns, and after some trial runs brought in his former Episode Six colleague Mick Underwood ...

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Last In Line release single ‘Devil In Me’

Last In Line, the band formed by original Dio members Vivian Campbell (guitar, of Def Leppard), Jimmy Bain (bass, ex-Rainbow) and Vinny Appice (drums, ex-Black Sabbath) with Andrew Freeman on vocals have released their debut single, ‘Devil In Me’  on Frontiers Music SRL prior to their debut album Heavy Crown due out in 2016. ‘Devil in Me’ is available instantly with digital ...

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Monster Truck Release New Video

Juno Award-winning hard hitting rockers Monster Truck have released ‘Don’t Tell Me How To Live’, a video track that will appear on their forthcoming sophomore album due out in early 2016 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Championed by the likes of Slash and Mike Inez, Monster Truck have toured extensively in Canada, the U.S, Europe and the UK alongside such iconic acts as ...

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Budgie… Lay it on Thick!

Five albums by Welsh rock legends Budgie are being rereleased on 12” 180 gram vinyl, all featuring Burke Shelley (vocals/bass) and Steve Williams (drums) with guitarists Tony Bourge and John (JT) Thomas. If I Were Briannia I’d Waive The Rules and Impeckable were the last two albums to feature co-founder guitarist Tony Bourge (Myf Issac added second guitar love on ...

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Thundermother – Road Fever

Review: Thundermother – Road Fever

With a Chuck Berry lick giving us the come-on Thundermother are off and running with the hard rocking coy-rhyming reverse-sexism couplets of ‘It’s Just A Tease’. It’s high on youthful energy as is the whole of this album, one that frequently gives a saucy nod and a wink to Bon Scott-era AC/DC. ‘FFWF’ most assuredly goes that route as Clare ...

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