JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

On a beautiful Easter Monday holiday Glasgow welcomed American blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa to the aptly nicknamed Armadillo theatre on the edge of the Clyde river. I personally had never had the chance to catch the man himself on one of his own tours as opposed to the supergroup Black Country Communion. In this rather plush venue which is all seated the atmosphere could be best described as laid back. In fact, the audience remained seated for most of…

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L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know (Album Review)

L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know (Album Review)

Straight Outta Hell! I know I am probably the wrong person to be reviewing the brand new album L.A. Guns – The Devil You Know. Some might say I am too much of a fanboy to objectively review one of their albums. To those people I have two things to say; you’re absolutely right and Piss Off! I am writing it anyway! Something wicked this way comes and it’s titled The Devil You Know. The…

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BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

CGCM readers may recall my review of Bonafide‘s Live at KB release just a short time ago. If not you can correct that using this handy link: Bonafide – Live at KB (Album Review). In that review, I described the feeling I got during the listen. That of sweaty, whiskey smelling, steaminess that can only come from a small club show. You know the feeling. This album made me feel like it was all around…

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RAZORBATS – “The City” (Single Review)

RAZORBATS – “The City” (Single Review)

So, one of my favourite things about attending a new festival is fresh discoveries. I pity those so-called music fans who refuse to give the time of day to a new and as yet unbeknownst to them band. It’s a rampant plague, but that’s a rant for another day and forum. Months ago I signed on to attend the Call of the Wild Festival in Lincolnshire, UK. This first-year event features three days and three…

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CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL Strikes Again (News)

CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL Strikes Again (News)

Just when you thought that the roster was complete, Call of the Wild Festival strikes again. The Call of the Wild Festival is a first time event taking place May 24-26, 2019 in Lincolnshire, UK. Featuring three full days and three stages jam packed with the acts from the big names like The Wildhearts and Hardcore Superstar to the lesser known bands. Back in February I reported here on CGCM that the lineup was complete…

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SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Adds More Acts (News)

SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Adds More Acts (News)

The Swedish AOR Convention (May 31-June 02, 2019 in Malmo), recently unveiled more special acts. The roster is already stocked with Swedish AOR bands appearing at the first time event. The Swedish AOR Convention is born from last year’s MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia. Read about my time at that event here: MRFS Day #1 / MRFS Day #2 / MRFS Day #3. The official Facebook announcements appear below. With BAD HABIT already set to headline the…

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THE CRUX – Immersed Somewhere Divine (Album Review)

THE CRUX – Immersed Somewhere Divine (Album Review)

It’s a rare thing when you find a band who can play metal just like Americans did in the 1980s and even more scarce when they aren’t even American. It’s then as rare as rocking horse shit when you discover such a band is based in County Down, Northern Ireland, but here we are, with The Crux. Formerly known as Warcrux (insert strongarm emoji here) they released their debut EP back in 2011. The name…

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X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past (Album Review)

X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past (Album Review)

X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past I jumped into a Delorian and hit 88 mph.  There was a flash of light and I was transported back to the Greaties. This record is the greatest love song to the Greaties and “Great Scott!” it delivers the best summer rock that I have heard in ages.  This is a must for all lovers of the era when large shoulder pads jostled with mullets and Hair Metal ruled…

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ATORC – Under The Raven Banner (Album Review)

ATORC – Under The Raven Banner (Album Review)

Opening Thoughts And Confession: I confess that I am not a massive fan of what is called folk or Viking metal. I do enjoy hearing it at festivals with a beer in hand (and a few in my stomach) or indeed in a small sweaty club with, you guessed it, beers! It isn’t a genre that I listen much to at home, however I was offered a band from that genre to review. The band…

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LEFT FOR RED – Human Complex (Album Review)

LEFT FOR RED – Human Complex (Album Review)

Background: Left For Red are a 5-piece metal band from the Black Country/ West Midlands near Birmingham in England, an area that has been a hot bed of great rock music through the years including bands (or at least some members of these bands) like Slade, Judas Priest, Black Country Communion and at least one of Led Zeppelin. The band have been around now for 10 years and are releasing their second album Human Complex officially on Saturday April 6 when they play…

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