NIGHTBREAK – Wicked Angel (Album Review)

NIGHTBREAK – Wicked Angel (Album Review)

Coming out of The Bronx New York City New York we have Nightbreak. Personally, I’m a little confused about this release. It arrived to me via download and came with no information. No worries I’m internet savvy. But I uncovered some conflicting info. According to the Encyclopaedia Metallum website, Nightbreak issued a demo in 2017 titled Wicked Angel. While that demo listed there displays the same title and cover art attached to my download, I…

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SALTY DOG – Lost Treasure (Album Review)

SALTY DOG – Lost Treasure (Album Review)

Sometimes albums and/or songs just stay with you. For almost 30 years even. That’s the case with a song called “Come Along” from a band called Salty Dog. Ever since I first heard the track, probably on the radio back in those days, it appealed to me. Once acquiring the Every Dog Has Its Day album on cassette, it was hard to switch it out of the car’s tape deck. A one and done kinda…

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THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING – Live in Edinburgh (Concert Review)

THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING – Live in Edinburgh (Concert Review)

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing came to Edinburgh as part of their tour promoting their fine new album Double Negative (review can be found here: Double Negative Album Review Before the show, I was lucky enough to get to interview the band. An interview where I managed to get their name wrong TWICE! The good news is being gentlemen they stilled allowed me into the gig itself to review it. Which…

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WHITE WING – White Wing (Album Review)

WHITE WING – White Wing (Album Review)

Sometimes albums come along that are being reissued that you have no idea who they are. I confess when I was asked about reviewing White Wing I sort of uttered “Who?”. This self-titled album was released in 1976 and had one song that became a minor hit in “Hansa (Aquila)” which led to comparisons with The Moody Blues although not much of the album did that. The South Dakota band were a bit heavier in…

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AIRBOURNE – Diamond Cuts: The B-Sides (Album Review)

AIRBOURNE – Diamond Cuts: The B-Sides (Album Review)

This was always going to be a hard one to review, not only because it’s a collection of B-Sides but also because it’s Airbourne. An Australian band that sounds eerily familiar to the native cousins AC/DC and like that band have a collection of albums that contain 10 tracks or more that more or less sound the same. So let’s get into Airbourne – Diamond Cuts: The B-Sides and see if there are truly any…

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SIGNAL RED – Under the Radar (Album Review)

SIGNAL RED – Under the Radar (Album Review)

Background Signal Red is a brand new band from the UK.  They feature two very respected musicians, namely guitarist Steve Grocott (Ten) and Vocalist Lee Small (Phenomena / Shy / Lionheart). The collaboration first came together in February 2013, when Steve was at a loose end. He had been in a band previously called Sevendayz.  They had had recently folded and he contacted Lee. He had heard so much about him, mainly from the self-titled…

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BLACK ROSE – Walk It How You Talk It (Album Review)

BLACK ROSE – Walk It How You Talk It (Album Review)

At the dawn of the 1980’s the new movement of hard rock bands playing a more sophisticated and talented kind of rock compared to their punk predecessors emerged all over the UK, from the Channel Islands in the south to the northern part of Scotland. A few of the bands became superstars (Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and maybe even Saxon). A few bands achieved semi-large success (bands like the Tygers of Pan Tang, Heavy Pettin’,…

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LITTLE CAESAR – Live in Newcastle Feb 25, 2018 (Concert Review)

LITTLE CAESAR – Live in Newcastle Feb 25, 2018 (Concert Review)

It has been a long 28-year wait to see Little Caesar live, another one of those bucket list bands that I truly never expected to see live. The past few months have been pretty kind to me bucket list wise. A lot of my favorite albums that played a big part in me growing up were released in 1989/90. And a lot of those bands have visited the UK recently! I still remember the first…

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MIDNITE CITY – Midnite City (Album Review)

MIDNITE CITY – Midnite City (Album Review)

Is it not ironic that since I last posted an article, October 2017, is when this was released? I have been toiling over new music in the latter half of 2017 and into 2018 with not much enthusiasm. Without a doubt I missed this release from Midnite City because had I paid better attention to this back in October 2017 I am sure I would have felt as I do now: excited about this music…

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KILL RITUAL – All Men Shall Fall (Album Review)

KILL RITUAL – All Men Shall Fall (Album Review)

Kill Ritual are a new name for me. They are a metal band from San Francisco (and Vegas) formed back in 2010 by ex-members of Imagika, Dark Angel and Eldritch with only Steven Rice from Imagika being present today. All Men Shall Fall is their fourth album to date and has a mix of thrash, power and some speed metal along with hints of prog metal. I certainly heard bits that reminded me of bands as…

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