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H.e.a.t Interview from HRH United – March 2015

David Wilson

Last one of the Hard Rock Hell United 2015 interview list. This one saw u joined by Crash and Jonah from H.e.a.t. – great that they culd spare us time as they were under great time pressure as headliners for Friday.  

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Eclipse Interview from HRH United – March 2015

David Wilson

Well, I suppose it was inevitable that Wilson would become obsessed with yet another Swedish band. This time it was Eclipse and whilst at Hard Rock Hell United Erik and Magnus were very kind and spent a while chatting to Rock-Zone UK about a number of things icluding backing tapes, The Darkness ...

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Serpentine Interview from Hard Rock Hell United – March 2015

David Wilson

Those really rather marvellous guys from Serpentine came along to be put through the Wilson Interview treatment again (must be gluttons for punishment … either that or it was to put the new boys Adam and Owen through the torture?) Either way, the guys talked about their show at HRH, the new ...

Night by Night Interview from Hard Rock Hell United – March 2015

David Wilson

Next on the list of HRH interviews was ight by Night. Those of you who pay attention will remember how much we loved their album, “NxN”, released last year – even Ben Christo remembered how we described “Holding On to Holding On” as the best song of the summer! This festival culd ...

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Shaft of Steel Interview at Hard Rock Hell United – March 2015

David Wilson

Those lovely chaps from Shaft of Steel were first on the Rock-Zone UK interview hit list at HRH United this year. In the interview they mention their Youtube lyric video for “Drive” featuring Dennis Ward – you can check it out here, we’re sure you’ll love it!   Find out more at ...

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Paul Logue from Eden’s Curse Talks to Rock-Zone UK

David Wilson

Just before the release of the rather fine “Live with the Curse”, Paul Logue was kind enough to talk to David about all things live, the future of Eden’s Curse, magic sunglasses and a whole host of technical magic for those amongst us who combie a love of music with a love ...

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Rock-Zone UK Competition – Win One of Four Pairs of Tickets to Your Choice of Date on Shawn Smith’s UK Tour

David Wilson

Shawn Smith plays an all too rare run of shows in the UK from April 23rd to May 5th.  Shawn has been heralded as “One of the best Rock Vocalists of all time” by Mojo Magazine and this intimate tour will be his first solo tour in the UK since 2008 and follows 2013 SOLD OUT ...

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HRH United, Day 3 – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllhelli March 2015

David Wilson

As morning broke in Pwllhelli, we were greeted by sunshine (but it was still a bit cold). The last day of the festival meant a number of highlights awaiting but first up for Mr W was an interview with Magnus and Erik from Eclipse (the results will be online soon). After that, ...

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HRH United, Day 2 – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllhelli March 2015

David Wilson

After a morning of interviews (evidence to be found elsewhere on the site) and full English (the least said about evidence of that, the better?), the fun started again. First up was Psycho Kiss. Surprisingly, the after effects of the night before’s entertainment didn’t seem to cause too much of a crowd ...

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HRH United – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllhelli March 2015

David Wilson

As has become tradition at Rock-Zone UK, March sees the arrival of Hard Rock Hell AOR. This one, the third, saw a slight change in format with AOR being joined by Hammerfest on the second large stage and the smaller stage being shared between Doom, Stoner, Thrash and Sleaze (for the first ...

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KINGDRAGON – Interview at HRH United, March 2015

David Wilson

Last year saw us review “Hide The Sun”, the debut album from Greek melodic rock band Kingdragon (the review is available here http://www.rock-zone.co.uk/2014/03/18/kingdragon-hide-the-sun/). This year’s HRH United presented the opportunity for UK fans to catch the boys live for the first time on UK soil and for Rock-Zone UK to catch up with ...

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Def Leppard Announce “The Boiler”

David Wilson

Today, Def Leppard are proud to announce the release of their latest contribution to the music industry, the first ever steam powered amplifier, “The Boiler”. Sitting proudly atop a 4×12 speaker tank, The Boiler pumps out 100 degrees celsius of sound guaranteed to give you that unique Aquasonic™ tone.  Developed over the last ...

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Dan Reed and Danny Vaughn Interview – Bolton 24th March 2015

David Wilson

Just after completion of their sound check for the fourth night of their Snake Oil and Harmony tour (at The Railway Venue in Bolton), Dan Reed and Danny Vaughn very kindly took the time to have a chat ith Rock-Zone UK how the idea for this tour came about, what satrted them ...

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Purson Sign Worldwide Deal With Spinefarm Records

David Wilson

Purson have joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see second studio album, ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, released this autumn in the wake of a number of high-profile festivals & shows, including Download in the UK. The UK outfit – whose music touches a variety of realms, including folk, ...

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Santa Cruz – Manchester Academy 3 , 20th March 2015

David Wilson

Review, Photography and Video by Mick Parry For those who don’t know Santa Cruz are a Finnish band formed in 2007 by Arttu (Archie) Kuosmanen and Joonas (Johnny) Parkkonen who are the band’s lead and rhythm guitarists. The current line up was completed in 2009 with the addition of Mitjia (Middy) Toivonen ...

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Europe – “War of Kings”

David Wilson

Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, ...

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Whitesnake Return With First New Studio Album in Four Years “The Purple Album”

David Wilson

Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. “The Purple Album” will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. “The Purple Album” is a re-imagination of classic songs from David ...

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Interview with Magnus Henriksson of Eclipse

David Wilson

Just in time for the fantastic new Eclipse album, “Armageddonize” and their forthcoming appearance at HRH United (AOR 3) and headline tour, guitarist Magnus Henrikkson took some time to talk to Rock-Zone UK about the new record, startling prices for collectible CDs on Amazon, shepherd’s pie and English breakfasts (!) and his ...

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Night Ranger’s Brad Gillis Talks to Rock-Zone UK

David Wilson

In advance of Night Ranger’s forthcoming jaunt to the UK (playing a very special show in London on the 12th of March, prior to headlining HRH Uniteds AOR stage  in Wales on the 14th), founder member and guitar legend, Brad Gillis very kindly spared some time to talk with Rock-Zone UK about ...

Issa – “Crossfire”

David Wilson

Review by Mick Parry I Have been listening to Issa’s latest cd “Crossfire” for the past two weeks now, her first new release since 2012′s covers album “Can’t Stop”, which is due to be released on the 20th February in Europe and the 24th in North America on Frontiers. For anyone not ...

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