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Europe - 'Last Look At Eden' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 September 2009 16:43

europethumbAfter a triumphant performance at this year's Bloodstock festival, can Europe silence more doubters with their classic rock inspired new album 'Last Look At Eden?

 

 

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Blackhole - 'Dead Hearts' (Search and Destroy Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 September 2009 16:17

1blackholethumbYoung UK hopefuls Blackhole unleash debut album 'Dead Hearts' looking at laying a certain ghost to rest......

 

 

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Bleu - 'A Watched Pot' (Artist Garage/Fontana) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 20:03

Bleu-A-Watched-Pot_tmbapproved_small"It's like Twisted Sister meets Mister Mister, it's like a Shout at the Devil meets a Careless Whisper, it's like Motorhead and the Grateful Dead in a game of twister…" Bleu's back with a new album.

 

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The Used - 'Artwork' (Warner Bros) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 30 August 2009 22:55

1usedthumbI have to be honest here - The Used were a band that caused only a minor blip on my musical radar screen. They were, generally, promoted as being a band that people of my age would not understand or appreciate...... 

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FELL ON BLACK DAYS – ‘Bring Out Your Dead’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 21 August 2009 15:37
Fell_on_black_days_tmbBe warned – read no further if you are weak of heart. Spawned from the debris of a former industrial wasteland, Fell On Black Days are a bruising, battle scarred behemoth ready to crush skulls, cities and doubters.
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Michael Schenker Group – Walk The Stage Official Bootleg Box Set (Chrysalis) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 18:04

thumb_MSG_wtsHaving been a long time fan of Michael Schenker (with UFO and mostly everything else he’s ever touched), this box set initially struck me as being a bit of an oddly timed...

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THE BLACK MOLLYS – ‘One Man’s Treasure Is Another Man’s Trash’ (Trashpit Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 17:50
thumb_blackmollys_albumIt’s 1999 and the massive success of ‘A Place In The Sun’ by Lit has opened the floodgates for the so-called Nu-Breed Of Power Pop to pick the bones of the back catalogues of Cheap Trick and Elvis Costello.
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Hellscrack - 'Rusted' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 11:47

hellscrack_coverI feel I’m not doing justice to Hellscrack with this review, but the problem with them is that they are so good live

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Reaching Hand – 'Threshold' (Chorus Of One) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 11:29
reachinghandthresholdapproved_smallI like this, a lot. Five songs, in not very many minutes, of female fronted Portuguese hardcore. I really love female vocals to hardcore and vocalist Sofia really does belt out the songs on this EP.
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The Barbarellatones – ‘Not Dog…Snow-Lion!’ (Barbarellatones Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 11:12

barbarellatones_cover A new Barbarellatones record is like a surprise visit from an old friend. Review of the latest album from prolific Barbarellatones frontman Robbie Quine.

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Sal - 'Conversations With My Therapist' (Copro) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 19:11

salalbumThe recent review of this album in the once mighty Kerrang! Magazine did Sal such a terrible disservice that it deserves mention here...

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The Wildhearts - 'Chutzpah' (Cargo) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 06 September 2009 11:53

1chutzthumbapproved_smallIs 'Chutzpah' the return to form that fans of The Wildhearts have been crossing their fingers, toes and toilet parts for? You betcha!!!!

 

 

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The Black Crowes - 'Before The Frost...Until The Freeze' (Silver Arrow/Megaforce) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 16:05

1crowthumbNew material recorded in front of an 'intimate' audience coupled with a free download link for companion piece '...Until The Freeze', but will this revolutionary release by The Black Crowes leave listeners cold?

 

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Candy Now! – Self Titled (BEZF – MVD Audio) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 21 August 2009 16:19

candy_now_tmbapproved_smallWhen Blag Dahlia the legendary frontman of the world’s scariest band, The Dwarves does a solo album, you know he’s not going to be doing something musically straightforward.  And this Candy Now! debut album most certainly isn’t straightforward in any shape or form.

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Jarle Bernhoft – 'Ceramik City Chronicles' (Mercury Norway) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 18:09

jarle_bernhoft_tmbapproved_smallWay back in November 1989 I had just started a Christmas job with the then high street music retailer Our Price. Up until that time if you’d asked me to name a soulful singer I’d probably have replied with either Don Dokken, or Tony Harnell.  I know, I was still quite young, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it.

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LIFER – ‘Long Time Dead’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 17:56
lifer_LTD_tmbLiving in a ghost town, all hope decaying in the acid Thatcher reign, shaped unfit lives and minds. Teenage rock fans barely alive in those fractured times two decades ago had two choices
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400 COLPI - 'Homo Homini Lupus' (Chorus of One) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 11:53
400colpiCoverGot to admit I was more than a little sceptical when the Hoss sent me this for review.  You see this lot are an Italian Hardcore outfit
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Off With Their Heads - 'From The Bottom' (No Idea Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 11:39

offwiththeirheads_coverBeing the lazy shit that I am, I’ve had this for a while and only now shifted my arse to review it. Anyway what it does mean is I’ve had time to grow to love this...

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Scutty Neighbours – ‘DE45’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 11:24
scutty_coverapproved_smallMy illicit affair with Scutty Neighbours began in February 2008 when their ‘Noise Police’ CD fell into my yellow and black striped inbox like a lump of ice dumped from an airplane toilet.
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Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth 'Self Titled' (Gig Only CD) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 21:24

steve_conte_thmapproved_smallThis “only available at Dolls gigs” CD is a feast of ten dirty, horn-honkin’, hand-clapping, whoo-whooing rock n roll.

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