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Hard Rock Hell AOR 6 Day 2 – Camp HRH, 9th March 2018

David Wilson

Day 2 started very nicely, to be honest A good rest followed by a spot of breakfast was just ...

Hard Rock Hell AOR 6 Day 1 – Camp HRH, 8th Match 2018

David Wilson

It’s festival time again, and first on the Rock-Zone UK each year is the annual pilgrimage to North Wales ...

Amplifier – Sheffield Academy 2, 25th March 2018

Justin Buckley

With a tour name like, ‘You Pick The Set – We Just Want To Tour’, it promises to be ...

Skid Row, Toseland and Bad Touch – Manchester Academy 2, 14th March 2018

Justin Buckley

After waiting for far too long to finally see Skid Row, with some pretty ample support from Bad Touch ...

Twisted Illusion, Tomorrow is Lost, Vice and Fear Me December – The Railway, Gateshead 8th February 2018

David Wilson

The first night of Twisted Illusion’s first headline tour saw me visit a new venue foe me, The Railway ...

Raveneye, SKAM and Too Close For Missiles – Think Tank, Newcastle upon Tyne 28th Jnauary 2018

David Wilson

Not even the end of January and already 2018 is stacking up to be a great year for live ...

Geoff Tate Operation: Mindcrime – Trillians, Newcastle upon Tyne, 16th January 2018

David Wilson

The 1980s was, for me anyway, a time when we saw the arrival of some outstanding bands and the ...

Extreme and The Dan Reed Network – O2 Academy, Newcastle upon Tyne 13th December 2017

David Wilson

Of all the shows that I have attended this year, tonight was the one I probably looked forward to ...

Absolva – Trillians, Newcastle upon Tyne 7th December 2017

David Wilson

One of the highlights of my musical adventure over the last couple of years has been developing a new-found ...

Hard Rock Hell XI Day 1 – Camp HRH, Pwllheli 9th November 2017

David Wilson

Almost a year ago I moved to paradise – well my own little piece of paradise and all is ...

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Things of Interest

Thundercloud Release Single – “Game of Chance”

David Wilson

There are times in this world where the music industry pulls together to create something special ….. this is one of those times. We all know cancer is one hell of a nasty disease, but when it affects dear friends who are loved throughout the music industry and who at the mercy of ...

Ramblin’ Man Fair 2018 – Mote Park, Maidstone

Mark Warburton

Well our third Ramblin Man in a row and the first one of many for Rock Zone UK, at Mote Park in Maidstone, proved to be a brilliant weekend again helped in part by the beautiful weather. Ramblin Man Fair has secured itself on the Rock Festival must attend list, and they ...

Red Spektor – Interview at SOS Festival 2018

David Wilson

Having really enjoyed their set opening up Day 2 of SOS Festival 2018, it was great that the fellas from Red Spektor were able to spend a short while chatting to Rock-Zone Uk about all things Spektor-ish, music and the industry. Make sure you check them out if you like your music ...

JOANovARC – Interview at SOS Festival 2018

David Wilson

After having met up with JOANovARC for the furst time at Hard Rock Hell in November 2017, it was an absolute please sure to catch up for a chat with Laura and Shelly on Day 2 of SOS Festival (not long after they had played an awesome set on the main stage ...

Chris Appleton of Absolva and Blaze Bayley – Interview at SOS Festival 2018

David Wilson

Once again  whilst at SOS Festival 2018 we had a chance to talk to the man who is, quite possibly, the busiest man in rock – Chris Appleton of Absolva and Blaze Bayley. Not just headlining day 2 of the festival, Chris was running around organising as part of the Rocksector Records ...

Big Foot Interview at SOS Festival 2018

David Wilson

The fantastic four from Big Foot (Sam, Matthew, Tom and Mick) joined us ahead of the very special performance on Day 1 of SOS Festival 2018 (Day One review online here) which featured seven (yes SEVEN) guest vocalists just before they announced new man, Sean Seabrook.  We are looking forward to seeing ...

Phil Poole from Doomsday Outlaw at SOS Festival 2018

David Wilson

Phil Poole from Doomsday Outlaw kindly spared a short while with us to discuss things Doomsday Outlaw and the joys of being in a band. Click the link below and sit back and enjoy. Don’t forget to check out the review of their performance on Day 1 of SOS Festival too   ...

SOS Festival XI, Day Two – Longfield Suite, Prestwich 13th July 2018

David Wilson

Thoroughly refreshed, it was time to leave the hotel and make our way back to Prestwich for the second day of SOS Festival 2018 and straight from the off, the day proved an absolutely amazing experience. I lovedoved my first experience of Red Spektor at SOS Festival. Phenomenal is the only word for their brooding ...

SOS Festival XI, Day One – Longfield Suite, Prestwich 13th July 2018

David Wilson

2018 was the 11th running of SOS Festival and the team at Rocksector Records really pulled the stops out this year. The line-up seems to get stronger each time yet the festival never loses any of the factors that makes it one of the best around – family friendly, an atmosphere second ...

MR. BIG – Live From Milan

Mark Warburton

Following on from the release of their 2017 album “Defying Gravity”, Mr. Big set out on a world tour to promote the new release in a live setting. Thankfully I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing Mr Big play live numerous times in their nearly 30 year career, with a personal highlight for ...

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