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Fahran – “Chasing Hours”

David Wilson

Taking from past rock masters such as Queen and Iron Maiden and fusing influence prised from contemporary heavyweights such as Shinedown, Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry, Fahran are poised to take their alluring blend of heavy rock to the forefront of the UK scene. Formed out of the ashes of Toxic ...

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Angels or Kings – “Kings of Nowhere”

David Wilson

Righto, here goes nothing … confession time. The thing is, for a man who professes to love most things rock and grew up near Manchester in the halcyon years of the 80s, I missed quite an important place off my list of places visited whilst trying to live the rock n roll ...

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Adrenaline Rush – “Adrenaline Rush”

David Wilson

Fronted by one of the most talented and hottest chicks in today’s Hard Rock scene, Tåve Wanning (formerly part of the Teen-Pop duo Peaches), Adrenaline Rush fires things up with their a strong dose of heavy guitars, infectious hooks and full blown RnR attitude. Tåve hand-picked the guys from bands around Stockholm, ...

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X-Drive – “Get Your Rock On”

David Wilson

X-Drive is one of the most exciting rock projects to emerge from Los Angeles in a long time that has come out of nowhere to sign a worldwide deal with Frontiers Records! The debut CD is called “Get Your Rock On,” a stellar collection of 12 tracks that will have your heart ...

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Spike – “100% Pure Frankie Miller”

David Wilson

As some of you will remember, earlier in the year I had the pleasure of interviewing Spike from the Quireboys when they played at The Railway Venue in Bolton on their up close and very personal acoustic tour (reviewed here http://www.rock-zone.co.uk/2014/02/18/the-quireboys-upfront-and-personal-the-railway-bolton-1st-february-2014/  ). Whilst being still very much enthused about the Quireboys and ...

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David A Saylor – “Strength of One”

David Wilson

Following on from last year’s Kiss Of Judas EP (now sold out) Saylor returns with “Strength Of One”, a collection of eleven AOR/Melodic Rock gems which again showcases his awesome voice, production skills and song writing talent. The step up in quility from his last offering is obvious from the opening guitar riffs ...

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Captain Blackbeard – “Before Plastic”

David Wilson

Captain Black Beard made it’s live debut on the 31st of October 2009 and has since been playing most of the clubs in Stockholm. At the end of 2010 the band decided to pick it up a notch and record a full length album. Having been in talks with the biggest rock ...

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California Breed – California Breed

David Wilson

Former Black Country Communion stars, singer-bassist Glenn Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham, have formed their new band California Breed, featuring the astounding talents of 23-year-old singer-guitarist Andrew Watt, the fact that their first album has been produced by Dave Cobb, whose spectacular work with Rival Sons has received so much acclaim, gives ...

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Night Ranger – High Road

David Wilson

Iconic arena-rockers Night Ranger are set to release their eleventh studio album, “High Road”.   The cover art for HIGH ROAD, incorporates elements of the artwork from the band’s previous releases. Of the new album, frontman/bassist/songwriter Jack Blades commented, “It’s almost summer and a great time to take a trip down the “High ...

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Boston Proclaiming August 6th As Godsmack Day!

Sue

It’s a big week for Godsmack that just got a little bigger. That’s because the City of Boston has proclaimed Wednesday, Aug. 6 at ‘Godsmack Day’ in the city. The hometown heroes will be at Boston’s Newbury Comics store at Faneuil Hall (1 N. Marketplace #336, Boston, MA 02109) this Wednesday to celebrate ...

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Foo Fighters Tease Eighth Studio Album With New Sound Clip

Sue

The theme of “eight” is running rampant for Foo Fighters‘ eighth studio album. The Foos have been teasing the record for quite some time, but now, we’ve got the first snippet of their upcoming record! For their eighth record, Foo Fighters recorded eight songs in eight different cities. The sessions have been ...

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Overkill Vocalist Bobby Blitz Was Mistakenly Told He Had Six Months to Live

Sue

Being ill in a foreign country is a scary enough ordeal, but Overkill‘s Bobby Blitz got a scare he’ll never forget. The vocalist revealed in a new interview that while on tour in Germany, he suffered a health scare that he initially thought would be the end of him. Biltz tells Rock Sverige, ...

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Ace Frehley Plotting a New Covers and Remixes Collection

Sue

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has built quite a buzz for his new ‘Space Invader’ album and he’s already thinking about ways to keep the momentum going. Frehley tells Arena.com that he’s already plotting a covers and remixes collection that he expects to release next year. The guitarist states, “I get suggestions, I ...

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The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Planning to Revisit Early Demos For Future Release

Sue

Ever wonder how some of your favorite bands started out? Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is planning to let fans peek behind that curtain by revisiting some of his earliest demos. In a new posting, Corgan writes, “My next planned release will be the start of a multi-volume collection of home demos from ...

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Amaranthe to release third album Massive Addictive via Spinefarm Records

Sue

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Amaranthe, known for fusing melodic metal with elements of EDM, will release their third album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE via Spinefarm Records on October 20th.   MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is true to its title. The band’s signature, larger-than-life sound, comprised of kinetic riffing, pulsating beats and celestial, melodic choruses, remains intact, but the ...

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MONO INC The Clock Ticks On 2004-2014 Released August 22nd on SPV

Sue

MONO INC. – a virus – a fever – a drug – an addiction – or just a rock-band? Derived from the term „monomania“  a monomaniac quartet arose shortly after the beginning of this millennium and, in the space of 10 years and 7 albums, wove themselves into the hearts of thousands. ...

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Wovenwar stream the entire debut album online now!

Sue

Agoura Hills, CA – August 1st, 2014 – Wovenwar is streaming their debut self-titled album now on metalblade.com! The album, which Revolver Magazine heralded as “more multifaceted than anything by As I Lay Dying”, and Decibel Magazine added that “Wovenwar sounds confident, vital, and even liberated on this splendid debut, will released ...

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FINCH ARE BACK with a new album and UK shows

Sue

FINCH are back!  Nine years since they released their last album, the band have announced that they’ll be releasing their third studio album “Back to Oblivion” on 29th September via Spinefarm records in the UK.   Finch will be headlining HEVY festival on Friday 15 August and prior to that they’ll playing ...

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The Microdance set to release debut album

Sue

‘New Waves of Hope’ Expected November 2014 ‘We’re gradually seeing that British guitar music is in safe hands again’ The Sound of Confusion*   ‘being in pole position to lead the charge of British Guitar Bands back to the forefront of the industry’ Right Chord Music*    ‘Favorite New Acts 2014’ Drowned in Sound*   ...

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Voodoo Vegas become first band to play Rhineland-Palatinate Day Parade in Germany

Sue

Last weekend saw classic rock quintet Voodoo Vegas play at the Rhineland-Palatinate-Day Parade. Over 30,000 people lined the streets of Neuwied Germany, to see over 150 different acts perform on the 2 kilometer route.   Voodoo Vegas were the first ever rock band to play the parade in its 31 year history. ...

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