SPARKY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

SPARKY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Over here in the UK, 2018 has not proved to be our greatest year. In fact, it’s been a bit of a shitstorm, or clusterfuck if you like, politically at least. The possibility of Brexit has brought everything many predicted; uncertainty, division, and hostility. Fortunately for everybody, rock keeps on rollin’ and there have been some great albums released this year. Contrary to popular opinion (well, one guy, anyway) rock is not actually dead. This…

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MAVERICK – Cold Star Dancer (Album Review)

MAVERICK – Cold Star Dancer (Album Review)

MAVERICK – Changes Hard rocking Northern Irishmen Maverick return with their third full-length album, Cold Star Dancer, and basically, carry on from where they left off with 2016’s Big Red. There have been a couple of line-up changes with guitarist Terry McHugh leaving the band and drummer Jonathan Millar replacing Mike Ross but the rock on which this band is built still remains in the shape of the Balfour brothers, David on vocals and Ryan…

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MAVERICK – Cold Star Dancer (April 6, 2018)

MAVERICK – Cold Star Dancer (April 6, 2018)

Northern Irish hard rockers Maverick are set to release a brand new album on April 6th, 2018. The follow up to the well-received Big Red is entitled Cold Star Dancer and will be available once again via Metalapolis Records. Founded back in 2012 by the Balfour brothers Ryan and David, Maverick soon established themselves in the scene. Their first full-length album Quid Pro Quo caused such a stir that they were invited to tour Europe together with the Swedish hard rock stars The…

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MAVERICK – Big Red (Album Review)

MAVERICK – Big Red (Album Review)

According to their Facebook bio Maverick are “hard rockin’, heavy hittin’ and ass kicking”, and who am I to argue? By the looks of them, I reckon they’d kick my head in if I did argue that point. Fortunately for my health and well-being, I can report that they are indeed all of the above and the boys from Northern Ireland have provided an album full of cracking riffs, catchy tunes, and strong vocals. Their…

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