THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

In August of 2017 I purchased tickets to see The Iron Maidens and finally my daughter and I were lucky enough to get to see them live in Dallas this past Saturday! The show consisted of three cover bands total. The first was a local Dio cover band called Holy Dyver. I am not a Dio fan, so I can’t rate the accuracy with which they covered the songs. But I know that they played…

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SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

It is no secret to anyone that has even heard my name, that Shark Island are my favorite band and I have had a long obsession with them since I was 15 years old. They are yet another one of those bands that I had to wait 28 years to finally see in the UK. As with many of the bands of that era, I first discovered them on Raw Power, (an hour-long music programme…

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THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (Album Review)

THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (Album Review)

The Dead Daisies were an interesting musical force for me when I first heard about them a good while back. Me personally, I love a good supergroup, sometimes they can be messy but when they work they lay waste to other bands before them. They came to my attention back when Australian rock singer John Stevens (former singer with Noiseworks and INXS) was then fronting the band. It’s a shame he left because he has…

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EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

Thoughts in advance of the Epica show: On an absolutely atrocious night of rain in Glasgow where roads round about were closed causing traffic chaos Dutch symphonic metallers Epica brought their United Principle tour to the ABC 1. Despite all that, there was a healthy crowd that turned up to catch the band play a set that centred around their last album The Holographic Principle. I confess that I found it a difficult album to…

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST to hit UK in November (News)

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST to hit UK in November (News)

Michael Schenker Fest is coming to Britain with six dates being announced for November. One of those is a festival date at Hard Rock Hell in Wales. The solo dates start in Glasgow Scotland and finishing in Manchester England. The band are made up of Michael Schenker, Chris Glen, Ted Mckenna (both of course ex-Sensational Alex Harvey Band) and Steve Mann (ex-Lionheart) and also feature no less than 4 vocalists in Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet,…

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TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Bio I’m always curious what an artist, usually a guitarist, might sound like when he or she leaves their previous gig as a corporate employee or a full-fledged band member. And most of the time, I’m shocked at how different they sound on their own.  The first time I can remember anxiously awaiting a guitarist’s solo work was Vinnie Vincent.  Looking back, I guess I was expecting a somewhat close facsimile of…

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CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT – Edinburgh, Bannermans (Concert Review)

CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT – Edinburgh, Bannermans (Concert Review)

Background Cybernetic Witch Cult, a stoner rock band from Cornwall in England, came up to Scotland to blast out their own brand of bonkers music.  They played to fans in Edinburgh Bannerman’s Rock Bar on a Thursday night.  This is not always the best evening for crowds, but, pleasingly, there were a good number there and they were definitely up for the show. This three piece have elements of bands such as Cathedral, Monster Magnet…

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TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

Tomorrow’s Outlook formed in 2007 in Sørvik, Troms County, Norway. That’s Arctic Northern Norway. Sounds way too cold for this Canadian Metalhead! The original formation saw songwriter Trond Nicolaisen and bassist/songwriter Andreas Stenseth joining forces. In present times as of 2018 the core line-up duo has added guitarist Øystein K. Hanssen. The boys take their time on creating an album. Since inception, Tomorrow’s Outlook has issued only one album, the full-length 34613 in February of…

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WHITE FOXX – Come Pet The Foxx (Album Review)

WHITE FOXX – Come Pet The Foxx (Album Review)

Are you familiar with bands like Cinderella, Britny Fox, Tangier and Heaven’s Edge? Ever heard of White Foxx? You will probably say yes to the first question and there is a high probability you will say no to the second. Still, there are a lot of similarites between all these bands which shared musical vision, played the same club circuit and even shared lots members. White Foxx played an important part in Philadelphia’s metal scene…

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RAM JAM – Portrait of an Artist as a Young Ram (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

RAM JAM – Portrait of an Artist as a Young Ram (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

RAM JAM – Introduction Welcome again to “That 70’s Guy’s Retro Review”. For this month’s hidden gem, I have chosen from 1978, Ram Jam – Portrait of an Artist as a Young Ram. I was beginning to wonder why there’s been so many from 1978. It’s because when we rockers, being slowly squeezed out by the disco invasion, actually found an album that rocked, its presence was even more memorable and special. Bands like Riot,…

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