BLOODSTOCK – Yet More Bands Added (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK – Yet More Bands Added (Festival News)

Bloodstock Metal Festival are busy adding new bands to the line-up. The New Blood Stage has even more winners added and the Jägermeister Stage has also seen more bands announced. Let’s get on with telling you all the latest announcements, starting with the Jägermeister. Jägermeister Stage: Two bands are added to Saturday the first act being a “one man death metal band“. Tom Reynolds is that man and he goes under the name of Foul Body Autopsy and he has been described as…

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THE GENERATIONS ARMY – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog)

THE GENERATIONS ARMY – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog)

Coming across young Swedish Thrash Band, The Generations Army by way of recommendation from a friend, I was impressed. I reviewed their Voices and Visions (EP) and marked them on my “Do Not Miss” section for Sweden Rock 2019. Hailing from Höör/Ludvigsborg, Sweden, The Generations Army began in 2014. Billing themselves as a new generation of Thrash metal from southern Sweden The Generations Army houses in its ranks: Elvin Landaeus Csizmadia (Rythm Guitar, Lead Vocals),…

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GATHERING OF KINGS – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

GATHERING OF KINGS – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

Gathering of Kings issued their debut album, First Mission, earlier this year. It’s not so much of a regular band, more of a supergroup. A huge supergroup, in fact. As the brainchild of Ron Dahlgren, Gathering of Kings (also monikered as GOK) is a collection of talented musicians from the Swedish Hard Rock scene. Featuring members of Pretty Maids, Crashdiet, Masterplan, Saffire, Therion, and Night Flight Orchestra the roster is a veritable who’s who of…

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DEMON – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

DEMON – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

Demon are a British band formed in the late ’70s. They are considered an integral part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Splitting up in the ’90s, vocalist and sole remaining founding member Dave Hill reformed Demon in 2001. Throughout the years, Demon have amassed a thirteen album collection. I, Rich “The Meister” Dillon have seen Demon on a number of occasions, including during my first foray to Sweden Rock in 2013….

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New Noize 4 – Ep363

New Noize 4 – Ep363

We’re back to talk your ear off about all the doings in the world of Rock n Roll with New Noize 4! We begin this week’s festivities with an extended discussion on Vinnie Vincent. This not only involves yet another promised event for fans of the ankh warrior but in how it related to the upcoming Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo. In this diatribe that we were sent, it includes an asinine claim by the former KISS…

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SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION (Festival Blog)

SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION (Festival Blog)

There’s a new Festival in town and it’s called Swedish AOR Convention. The event, captained by Johan Nylen (Dr. AOR), is specialized to the AOR genre and includes vendors, meet & greets and more. CGCM Podcast co-host/writer Rich “The Meister” Dillon was on hand to check out this first-year event. Born from last year’s MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia, the Swedish AOR Convention took place May 30-June 02, 2019 in Malmö. Read about my time at last…

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CALL OF THE WILD 2019-Festival Review Blog

CALL OF THE WILD 2019-Festival Review Blog

Ever wonder what it’s like to hang with The Meister on one of his worldwide festival trips. On this audio episode of the CGCM Podcast, Rich “The Meister” Dillon checks in from the Call of the Wild 2019 Festival with a full contingent of impromptu interviews done on location with artists during the event. You’ll hear segments from bands like New Generation Superstars, The Erotics, Trucker Diablo, Kickin’ Valentina, Bai Bang, The Idol Dead, and…

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Rock n Roll Spirit Animals – Ep362

Rock n Roll Spirit Animals – Ep362

We’re putting our spin on a current trend with Rock n Roll Spirit Animals! This week’s episode has us spinning tracks from band names from the animal kingdom. Sure, it’s silly but we promise you a great time filled with awesome tracks. Rock n Roll Spirit Animals   You’ll get cool tunes from White Lion, Eagles of Death Metal, Spread Eagle, Dogs D’Amour, Scorpions, King Kobra, Faster Pussycat, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang, and The…

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SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE – Space Between (Album Review)

SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE – Space Between (Album Review)

Not too long ago, a new CD from Sammy Hagar didn’t seem likely. He had joked that to record an album with his band, The Circle, would be a tall order given that they would have to create music that stands up to the music they play in their concerts. In other words, songs on the level with Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Montrose, Chickenfoot and, of course, Sammy’s solo material. Couple that with Sammy also saying…

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WORMWOOD – Nattarvet (July 26, 2019)

WORMWOOD – Nattarvet (July 26, 2019)

Having the opportunity to write and review means that sometimes various promotion companies get in contact to inform you about a band on their roster that they hope you might write about. There are times when something you listen to jumps out and leaves a desire not only to hear more but to also write about as you find yourself captivated. That happened to me when sent information about a new album due to be released…

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