ERIC MARTIN (MR BIG) About To Embark On UK Tour (News)

ERIC MARTIN (MR BIG) About To Embark On UK Tour (News)

Singer Eric Martin of Mr Big and Avantasia fame is about to hit the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, in fact).  He is ably accompanied by guitarist David Cotterill of UK metal band Demon. ERIC MARTIN A local of the San Francisco Bay Area, Eric Martin first started his career in the music industry in 1978. During his career, Eric has featured on some fantastic albums.  Furthermore, his voice is immediately recognisable. Its rich…

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RAMAGE INC – Under The Skin – (Album Review)

RAMAGE INC – Under The Skin – (Album Review)

A Little About The Band: Ramage Inc are a Scottish band based in and around Edinburgh. This 4-piece have been around since 2012 having released 2 albums and an EP. The band won through a number of heats to play Bloodstock Metal Festival in 2016. They so impressed on the New Blood stage they were invited back the following year to play the much larger Sophie tent as the half day headliners! They have also…

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BLOODSTOCK 2019 – First Acts Announced (News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 – First Acts Announced (News)

It seems like no time at all since Bloodstock 2018 finished, yet already plans are being made and bands being booked for the 2019 festival. Recently they announced the first headliner for Friday night in Sabaton from Sweden. They are a band that always put on a show and have graced the Dio stage before. In 2015 they had their tank stage and went down the proverbial treat. With a catalog of songs that need…

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CHANTEL MCGREGOR – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

CHANTEL MCGREGOR – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Opening Thoughts: Sunday nights can be often quiet nights all round. Sunday 30th September however had quite a few bands playing in both Edinburgh and Glasgow including blues player Chantel McGregor who had a date in Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh. Pleasingly I think there was a bigger crowd there than the last time I saw her in Edinburgh so word must be getting out at how good she is. Having had the pleasure of seeing…

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DARKNESS DIVINE – Prelude (EP Review)

DARKNESS DIVINE – Prelude (EP Review)

Darkness Divine are a female fronted 5 piece band from Glasgow in Scotland, who I first came across in Bannerman’s bar in Edinburgh. I was most impressed at what I saw and heard. They had songs, energy and tight musicianship. I was happy to be sent a copy of their EP (out now via Radiate Records, see below) for reviewing. The EP is 5 tracks if you go for the download version. For those who…

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THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways (Album Review)

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways (Album Review)

VINTAGE CARAVAN – Band Background: After a wait of 3 years Icelandic trio The Vintage Caravan are back. For those unacquainted with the band, they were formed in 2006 by two 12-year-olds who had a love of classic rock. Only one of them remains to this day in guitarist and vocalist Oskar Logi. They are keeping with the one-word album titles again (the last 2 were called “Voyage” and “Arrival”) in “Gateways”. Anyone who loves…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Sunday Review And Round Up (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Sunday Review And Round Up (Festival Review)

For those who have been following my reviews of Bloodstock Metal Festival 2018 on behalf of Decibel Geek will know that I was bitten by an insect and my leg got infected. Which of course was getting progressively worse as the festival wore on. By this point on Sunday, I was struggling. I decided to slow things down a little whilst still trying to hopefully give a full and inclusive review of the event. I…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 2 (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 2 (Festival Review)

Combichrist – BLOODSTOCK 2018 Continuing with Saturday at Bloodstock Metal Festival brings us back to the main stage.  This was for a band that I had never seen and were in a genre of “metal” that I don’t much listen to. It was, to me, a mix of Prodigy and Rammstein, with lots of effects and very much a dance style. I would unlikely listen to a band like this at home, as the songs are…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 1 (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 1 (Festival Review)

Saturday for this reviewer featured more bands on the main stage (Dio) and the big tent (Sophie). Although there were still a few bands that caught the ears in the New Blood tent as well. This was a day that when it rained it bloody rained! Due to the bite I received, I tried to not run around as much. Difficult when enjoying a festival like Bloodstock 2018. But the plan was to make sure…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday, August 10, continued Continuing with the review of Friday at Bloodstock Metal Festival leads us into both smaller New Blood stage bands. And up to the main headliners for the day in local heroes Judas Priest. It also continues to be affected by a bite that I received on the Thursday night. Which led me to the first aid tent from where I ended up listening to the first lady of…

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