Tag Archives: guitarist

Pierre Carroz of Herod “We play every night like it’s the last time!”

Earlier this month i had the luxury of reviewing the Deathcrusher Tour with the legendary bands Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death and Voivod performing. Along with them were an act as special guest named Herod, a prog-sludge band from. I was lucky enough to catch up with the guitarist and founder Pierre Carroz and sit down for an interview whilst sitting ...

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Review: Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live

Recent Whitesnake addition Joel Hoekstra has released an album under his new 13 side project, albeit that it was instigated prior to his joining Coverdale’s band and so presumably while he was still a guitarist in Night Ranger. A melodic hard rock album, and released on the Frontiers label, comparisons to the guitarist he replaced in the ‘Snake, Doug Aldrich, ...

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Erjya Lyytinen – Live In London CD + DVD

Erjya Lyytinen comes from Finland. Her 2014 release The Sky Is Crying was voted homeland’s YLE Radio Best Album of the Year and found favour elsewhere for her modern approach to the slide guitar, as influenced by that instrument’s original superstar, the legendary Elmore James. October, last year, Lyytinen came to London, alongside her three-year strong live band: David Florene ...

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Chantel McGregor Talks New Album & UK Tour

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will release her highly anticipated new album, Lose Control, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music. The new album is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2011 debut solo album, Like No Other, after a subsequent four years of touring and festival appearances Chantel McGregor was jamming in her ...

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Interview: Trivium at Bloodstock 2015

It doesn’t seem like yesterday we discovered Trivium’s breakthrough album ‘Ascendancy’, a decade later the Orlando metal band headlined the UK’s biggest heavy metal festival: Bloodstock Open Air 2015 . We caught up with the band’s guitar maestro, Corey Beaulieu, to talk about: arty videos, the Dio influence and the upcoming new album. How are you enjoying Bloodstock Open Air so far? ...

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Steve Hackett Box Set Charisma Collection & More…

Photo: Tina Kohoren Prog rock pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983, a comprehensive reissue project that includes his first six albums on the Charisma label, together with a wealth of previously unavailable recordings as well as remixes by Steven Wilson.  Premonitions will be released on 16th October by Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin. Premonitions will ...

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Review: Steve Hackett – Wolflight

I’ve lived with Wolflight quite a while now. Played it a lot. No surprises that it became Steve Hackett’s eighth top 40 album; the guitarist’s fans have revelled watching him re-evoke his Genesis music live in recent years, but it has also whet their appetite for new material and this album has proved the creative well has not run dry. ...

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Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Dirty Truth

Four studio albums in and this time round were getting The Dirty Truth. So what’s the rap sheet say so far about Joanne Shaw Taylor? She claims to be a Black Country schoolgirl who went mooching through her daddy’s blues collection and found gold. That’s suspect, so we’ll come back to him later.  “Guitars were always lying around the house,” ...

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No Last Orders At This Barre

Martin Barre, lead guitarist for over 40 years with the Grammy award-winning Jethro Tull, is releasing ‘Order of Play’, a new album featuring classic material. Highly respected and an inspiration to a host of other guitarists, Barre’s signature sound is recognised as a major factor in Jethro Tull moving beyond the British 60s blues scene to become an international band ...

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Review: Philip Sayce – Influence

Blues rock guitarist Philip Sayce’s latest album is a kaleidoscopic soundscape capturing an authentic classic feel to which is often added a thoroughly modern in-the-pocket delivery. But then, Dave Cobb is the man of the moment for capturing that kind of vibe, having also produced Rival Sons and California Breed to critical acclaim in recent times. Released as a limited ...

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