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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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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THUNDERMOTHER – Thundermother (Album Review)

THUNDERMOTHER – Thundermother (Album Review)

THUNDERMOTHER – Bio Thundermother are an all female rock and metal outfit hailing from Stockholm in Sweden. They have two previous albums, which are full of AC/DC style riffs and songs. This, their third, is self-titled and is different from the previous outings inasmuch as it is really a brand new band. Only guitarist Filippa Nassil survives from the original incarnation. The band has also dropped from five members to four on this. It still…

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BLOODSTOCK – Six More Bands Announced (News)

BLOODSTOCK – Six More Bands Announced (News)

As an Easter treat, Bloodstock Metal Festival have rolled a six band announcement for the festival to be held at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England in August.  Most of the new additions are for the Friday (10th), with two for the main stage (known as the Dio) and three for the main tent (known as the Sophie). First up, is the return of British thrash stalwarts Onslaught. They are one of the few bands that…

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MOONSTRUCK – Boskoop, Netherlands (Concert Review)

MOONSTRUCK – Boskoop, Netherlands (Concert Review)

MOONSTRUCK – The background to the story (the things we do for rock)…… Moonstruck are a band from the Netherlands.  I first came across them via a friend’s posting of one of their You Tube videos. I was immediately interested and, through some communication, I was sent their EP to review for Decibel Geek. The review can be found at this link…..: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/moonstruck-impact-album-review/ After the band announced a few shows in their home country, I wondered…

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WHITESIDE’s DAUGHTER – Act 1 (EP Review)

WHITESIDE’s DAUGHTER – Act 1 (EP Review)

WHITESIDE’S DAUGHTER – BIO Whiteside’s Daughter are a new band from Mississippi and Alabama.  They are streaming, for a limited period, what is what we would call in the old days “Side 1” of their album.  This goes out under the title of Act 1. They describe themselves as “Southern Gothic Prog” which is certainly a first as far as I am aware. The album is called The Life You Save.  It is a concept…

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BLOODSTOCK Metal Fest Unleash 4 More Bands To Slay In August (News)

BLOODSTOCK Metal Fest Unleash 4 More Bands To Slay In August (News)

With less than 21 weeks to go, Bloodstock Metal Fest (being held at Catton Hall Derbyshire August 9 to 12) are still announcing bands for the two main stages better known as the Ronnie James Dio and Sophie Lancaster stages (Dio and Sophie for short). In this series of four bands we have two from the UK, one from Scotland and another from England, as well as the US and for the very first time Nepal in…

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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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