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JETTBLACK return with a brand new single and video “EXPLODE”

David Wilson

JETTBLACK get serious in 2015, kicking things off with a headline tour and new single in February, followed by a brand new album ‘Disguises’ in April. Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 2007, and drawing inspiration from an era when rock bands had ‘entertaining an audience’ high on their list of things to ...

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Revolution Saints – “Revolution Saints”

David Wilson

Review by Mick Parry The perfect AOR cocktail, take one part Journey, add one part Nightranger mix one part Whitesnake and sprinkle the occasional guest star, that’s the Revolution Saints. Another supergroup put together on the Frontiers label comprising Drummer/Vocals Deen Castronovo , Bassist Jack Blades and Guitarist Doug Aldrich, have put together ...


Eldorado – “Babylonia Haze”

David Wilson

Review by Glynn Wright First off I’m a fan. No point hiding it. Having said that, the wait for this one was more nerve wracking than any wait over the last thirty years when bands you’d got into failed miserably with their eagerly anticipated follow-up. Eldorado’s previous efforts, “Golden” and “Anti-Gravity Sound ...

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Nubian Rose – Mental Revolution

David Wilson

Hopefully, you will all remember Rock-Zone UK raving about our new find, Nubian Rose – not just their fabulous debut, “Mountain” but also the storming performance that they put in at the inaugral HRH AOR? Centring on the magnetic charisma and majestic voice of Sofia Lilja, combined with the unique talent of guitarist Christer ...

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Harem Scarem – Thirteen

David Wilson

ow I realise I’ve mentioned this before, but when I interviewed Rock Sugar I asked them about the five albums they couldn’t live without. Singer Jess Harnell included an album called “Mood Swings” by Harem Scarem – and he said that he thought they were the band that should have been Bon ...

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Space Elevator – Live at The Railway Venue, Bolton 13th December 2014

David Wilson

I think that to start with I should declare that I have something of a soft spot for The Railway in Bromley Cross, Bolton. When they first opened four and a half years ago, the thought of what Jon and Hilary were hoping to achieve were totally mouth-watering – great music in ...


Bailey – “Long Way Down”

David Wilson

I am not going to apologise for this one. Yet another staggeringly amazing melodic rock album for 2014 …. and yet again from a BRITISH (who knew?) artist. It is almost getting embarrassing at the moment – the quality coming from the British Isles is truly unbelievable and, just when you think ...


House of X – “House of X”

David Wilson

“House of who?” I hear you cry! Well you might not recognise the name, but you have certainly heard of these guys. The last two years saw House of X honing their sound, touring all over Britain and Europe with a set made up of songs from their many and various “past ...


Lawless – “R.I.S.E.”

David Wilson

Alright, enough already! How many more albums can be released this year? Even more amazingly, how many of them have been completely mind blowing melodic rock/AOR? Yet, the biggest surprise for some will be the amount of pure quality from British bands! Yeah, you read that right … British! Not Swedish or ...

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Daylight Robbery – “Falling Back to Earth”

David Wilson

Regular readers will know that Rock-Zone UK (and I in particular) were big supporters of Daylight Robbery’s first album “Cross Your Heart” ( and we have been pleased to see them gain wider audiences with their appearaces at the inaugral Hard Rock Hell AOR in 2013, Sonisphere this year and, of course, ...


BATTLEAXE – POWER FROM THE UNIVERSE Album Re-Released December 1st on SPV


Steamhammer / SPV Records are set to re-release legendary NWOBHM band Battleaxe’s second album, ‘Power From The Universe’, originally issued in 1984, as a 30th Anniversary high class digipak CD, on December 1st. ‘Power From The Universe’, which has been digitally re-mastered, will include four rare bonus tracks, recorded at Neat Studios ...


Black Veil Brides drop big news about a new live DVD


On the heels of their new self-titled album, Black Veil Brides have revealed plans for their first live DVD. The disc will be released next June, and it’s taken from their sold-out Nov. 1 Halloween-themed show in Los Angeles, which was part of their current ‘Black Mass Tour.’ The DVD was directed ...


Five Finger Death Punch to Join Judas Priest for 2015 European Jaunt


For those of you who’ve been waiting for that ultimate onstage pairing of Rob Halford with Five Finger Death Punch on ‘Lift Me Up,’ you’re now one step closer as Five Finger Death Punch have signed on to be Judas Priest‘s special guests on the European leg of the ‘Redeemer of Souls’ ...


Not Enough Evidence To Charge ACDC Drummer, Rudd


A major development in the rock story that has dominated the headlines over the past 24 hours, as the shocking murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC‘s Phil Rudd have now been dropped due to “insufficient evidence.” However, the drummer is not out of the woods yet as he still faces charges of “threatening to ...

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Vega and Newman at The Railway Venue, Bolton – 6th November 2014

David Wilson

Now here’s a strange one! I normally ruminate on my gig visits prior to putting finger tip to keyboard and do them a couple of days fter the event – yet here I am, typing away 30 minutes after leaving The Railway (yeah, I know there are other venues but, really, when ...


AC/DC Issue Statement on Drummer Phil Rudd’s Murder-for-Hire Charges


In one of this year’s most shocking rock stories, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill two men. He’s also been charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. During this shocking time, we’ve been waiting for an official statement from AC/DC, and earlier ...


Wayne Static Dead at 48


We’re shocked and saddened to report that Wayne Static has died at the age of 48. While no details were given, the longtime Static-X frontman’s death was reported in a press statement by his representatives at FIXT Publicity. Static, born Wayne Richard Wells, formed the industrial metal band Static-X in 1994 after ...

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Convicted Of Cannabis Possession

ACDC Drummer Facing Charges


Absolutely shocking news coming out of New Zealand, where AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is being charged with attempting to procure a murder. The veteran rocker apparently tried to have two men killed. According to a report by, the 60-year-old rock drummer’s home in New Zealand was raided Thursday morning (Nov. 6), ...


Vega – “Stereo Messiah”

David Wilson

The third album from these British giants of melodic rock sees them return to their first home, Frontiers Records. Not only that “Stereo Messiah sees Vega ( Nick Workman, James and Tom Martin, Daniel Chantry and Marcus Thurston) really up the ante. With a sound that takes the power of 2013′s “What ...


Nick Cave UK & Europe Tour 2015


Nick Cave will tour the UK and Europe, including Russia in April and May 2015 to play a series of rare solo concerts. The tour kicks off in the UK at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on 26th April. Nick Cave will be joined on stage by Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler ...

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