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SONG OF THE DAY- JEFF TUOHY- THE DEVIL'S IN NEW ORLEANS

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Billboard Award-winning songwriter Jeff Tuohy has released his latest single "The Devil's In New Orleans", ahead of the musician's album Hudson Delta, set for release on August 25th,2021 The album was recorded and mixed in Brooklyn, following a tough year that saw the collapse of his 2019 debut, which gained much-needed radio airplay. The New York-based rock musician has been hailed as "one of the best up-and-coming songwriters in North America". "The Devil's In New Orleans" was once dubbed unsuitable for radio. Tuohy looks into the turmoil of modern society. The track sees soulful vocals spread over soft jazz piano keys. Jeff Tuohy sounds like the cunning wordsmith. as he talks over multi-layered horns and keys accompaniment. The track has dark undertones to a sneering vocalist that bursts into melody on the chorus. Overall, this is a track that will leave you pleasantly surprised, whilst looking over your shoulder. Words by Anselm Anderson SO

MUSIC NEWS- MINEFIELD TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE "HOME" ON NOVEMBER 16 VIA GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS

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  Minefield is set to release new single Home o n November 16 via Golden Robot Records The follow up to debut single   Alone Together  –  Home delivers huge arena choruses, much like Velvet Revolver and bands alike with this introduction to a band with big expectations. Home  was mastered and mixed by Anthony Focx. U.S.  hard rock band  Minefield  was founded in 2020 by Brandon Fields. It is more of a musical collective than a band or a solo project. For the debut album,  Fields  (Vocals/Guitar) is accompanied by  Todd Kerns  (Vocals/Bass),  Jeremy Asbrock  (Vocals/Guitar) and  Matt Starr  (Drums).The group recently signed to  Golden Robot Records.   Brandon Fields  has spent the last several years touring as a solo artist. He is also the lead guitarist in Detroit, Michigan based band  Whiskey A Go Go. Todd Kerns  has served as the bassist in Slash ft.  Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators  since 2010. Kerns was also a part of Canadian rock group  Age of Electric  and currently serves

SONG OF THE DAY- HONEYBURST- REVELATION

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Words by Anselm Anderson Psychedelic rockers Honeyburst are the latest act to explode from Sweden. The four-piece formed in Halmstad a few years back have recently released their first single " Revelation" from their upcoming sophomore album,  The band combine groove-laden riffs with a sonic edge harking back to the days of a certain Prince of Darkness. Revelation is a hazy trip through time, as vocalist Noah Soderberg Stenman's rich voice hovers above highly- charged guitar lines. The track's tempo builds with each imaginative entrance capturing the listener's ears as Hammond keys screech along. The finale is a whirlpool of said instrument and blazing solos that combust like cosmic dust. Honey burst explain the meaning behind " revelation", "The song is about a person's revelation and awakening. When the frameworks and regulations one has become accustomed to fail or break, people are often inclined to think that what they now see as unstructu

Death Dealer unveil new single " Running With Wolves", ahaed of new album " Conquered Lands", out on Nov 13 via Steel Cartel.

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  DEATH DEALER  release 'Running With The Wolves', the second track/video taken from upcoming  'Conquered Lands'  album, out 13th November on Steel Cartel.   The band DEATH DEALER lead by ROSS THE BOSS has issued a second track, “Running with the Wolves,” as a preview of their forthcoming 3 rd  record, CONQUERED LANDS - to be released worldwide November 13, 2020, through STEEL CARTEL. A video for the track has also been released, which can be viewed here: DEATH DEALER has an all-star heavy metal roster featuring the aforementioned ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) Sean Peck: vocals (CAGE, THE THREE TREMORS, DENNER/SHERMANN), Stu Marshall: guitar (DUNGEON, NIGHT LEGION), Steve Bolognese: drums (ROSS THE BOSS BAND, INTO ETERNITY), and newly added bass player extraordinaire Mike Lepond (SYMPHONY-X, ROSS THE BOSS BAND).   The DEATH DEALER sound mixes classic heavy metal with elements of thrash, power, and epic stylings, all wrapped around powerful choruses that compel the listener

ROCKSTARCLASSICS 31 - THE SHOCKCAST- HALLOWEEN EDITION

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The latest episode of Rockstarclassics is a Halloween special. Click on the player below to listen to some great tracks, including Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, the Beatles, and many more

LEAVES' EYES new album 'The Last Viking' is out now on AFM Records, New video for 'War Of Kings' just released.

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LEAVES' EYES new album 'The Last Viking' is out now on AFM Records. Their latest track 'War Of Kings' has just been released & you can check the video out here: The Last Viking' is the 2020 monumental piece from LEAVES’ EYES. With their cult-albums 'Vinland Saga' (2005) and 'King of Kings' (2015), they already turned Leif Eriksson's discovery of America and the life of Norway’s first king into music. Now, LEAVES’ EYES bring the Viking Sagas to their bombastic finale.   The cover of 'The Last Viking" is a masterpiece created by Stefan Heilemann (e.g. Lindemann, Epica, Kamelot) which perfectly fits the collection of top-class LEAVES’ EYES covers so far.   Monumental. Epic. Powerful. – The Vikings’ last battle England in the year 1066. The decisive battle near Stamford Bridge. Warriors fighting death, the grounds soaked in blood. Norway’s King Harald III, called Hardrada („the hard ruler“) lies dying. His whole life flashes be

EP REVIEW- SECONDHAND HABIT- CONTACT HIGH (UNDISCOVERED GEM)

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Secondhand Habit is another prospective talent, emanating from Canada. Contact High is the name of their latest release, a collection of 7 singles the band have recorded over the past year. The quintet combines combustible rock 'n' roll with synergetic guitar riffs and pummeling drum beats. They have spent the past few years touring Canada, opening for Electric Six , Nashville Pussy  & Daniel Wesley  to name but a few. This has now brought the band much-needed admiration, following the success of predecessor " From the Ashes" ,  including me. I noticed an email from the band, asking for coverage. I was intrigued when I read a list of comparisons, which namechecked Nirvana, Mastodon, Alice In Chains, and Faith No More. The result is a pinch of these influences that piqued my interest. Opener H ey is an explosive number to get things started. Groove- laden riffs, solid drumming, and a lyrical nature that reflects the songwriter's free-spirited demeanour. Get

Norway's Prog metal masters COMMUNIC release new album 'Hiding From The World' on 20th November on AFM Records.

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  Norway's prog metal masters  COMMUNIC  release new album ' Hiding From The World ' on 20th November on AFM Records. New video & single ' My Temple Of Pride ' is out now & is the first track taken from their eagerly awaited sixth album  'Hiding From The World'  which will be released on 20th November. Check out the video here Communic  are one of the household names in the European Metal scene and have been so from the beginning. Their upcoming sixth album ' Hiding From The World ' will be released on November 20, 2020. The musical style of  COMMUNIC  is rich in both emotional depth and musical broadness and includes many elements from various metal genres. Catchy vocal melodies, thrilling bass and guitar lines colliding with power, thrash, progressive and a touch of doom and groovy metal. The music has a progressive touch, experimental yet easy to listen to, moody, mellow and emotional, it includes mix of influences from the 80's and 90

Iron Mask unveil new Lyric Video for " One Against All", from upcoming new album

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  IRON MASK 's new video & single  'One Against All'  is out now, the second track taken from their seventh album ' Master Of Masters ', out 4 th  December on AFM Records. This follows up the equally impressive " Tree of the World", a track based on the old Slavic god, Svarog with Celtic influences. "One Against All" is another slice of European metal with awe-inspiring orchestrations, melodic guitar playing and sweet vocals from new singer Mike Slembrouck.  The vocalist fits right in with Dushan Petrossi's arrangements and powerful songwriting. Slembrouck towers above through range and precision to sound like a man that truly believes in his words. the guitar melodies mould with the music to deliver another beautiful number from the band's upcoming new release.  Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia, Hartmann) appears as a guest vocalist. The Belgian Power Metallers' return after a four year hiatus with new album Master of Masters and a new

THE BLOODSHOTS T0 RELEASE NEW SINGLE " NO WAY OUT" on November 9th via Golden Robot Records

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  Winnipeggers' THE BLOODSHOT'S release new single  'No Way Out' on 9th November on Golden Robot Records. The Bloodshots are a no-nonsense rock 'n roll band from Western Canada, home to Canada's finest,  Performing alongside Rock music’s greats including Finger Eleven, Buckcherry, Danko Jones, Moist, Econoline Crush, One Bad Son, Three Days Grace, Monster Truck, Steel Panther, SLASH, The Lazys, Jet Set Satellite, Hawthorne Heights and Senses Fail among many more. From small-town dives to casino stages and concert halls, The band have pushed their agenda aggressively via airplay promotions on local FM stations, as they build a fervent fanbase through online streaming platforms. They are best being caught there, as they don't keep physical copies The band has teamed up  with legendary rock & roll producer Steve Rizun for their coming release. Steve's penchant for getting the best out of talents' suits The Bloodshots&

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- LEAVES' EYES THE LAST VIKING

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Words by Anselm Anderson German Symphonic Metallers' Leave's Eyes return with their eighth studio effort The Last Viking, due out on Oct 23rd via AFM Records. The band's love of Viking sagas and medieval instruments combine to tell the tale of the last battle of  Norway's King Harald III. The concept album chronicles his remaining thoughts, as he lays dying at Stamford Bridge in 1066. The Last Viking  finalises a lasting story, made famous in cult albums Vinland  (2005) & King of Kings  ( 2015). Leave's Eyes presents 14 songs of intelligent lyrics, bombastic musical passages and lung-busting singing to take you on this history lesson. Death of Kings  is a requiem to the fallen Haraldara ( King Harald), led by the sorrowful Elina Sirala, whilst tribal drums thud  to the lament of husky vocalist Alexander Krull in this beginning to an epic saga, Chain Of the  Golden Horn is a pulsating Pagan Hymn. This reminds me of early 2000 Nightwish with more pomp. Sirala is t

SONG OF THE DAY Cousin Betty - Drone

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Words by Anselm Anderson Cousin Betty presents a common favourite of this writer: A slab of distorted, psychedelic riffs and fervent grunge I cannot ever get tired of. Drone ,  is the band's debut single taken from upcoming EP Left. via Golden Robot Records.  The band is the brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Damien Stoftka , a man responsible for writing many a riff for Molten Universe, Death Mattel etc in his 15-year career. Inspired by the Desert Sessions, Stoftka decided on a project that would centre around guest musicians and performers contributing music live. Stoftka was able to form his band through "Micro-bands" he supported to end up with a core line up of Matt Downey ( Vocals), and a rhythm section of Pat Walker (OHMS), Tom Bambachi,  ( Lime Spiders, Aberration,) Ged and Tom Corben ( Lime Spiders) and Chris Drane ( Cherrywood). Drone  begins with a fuzz- filled riff that builds in tension, as the vocals interject. Downey's lyrics reflect the anger he feel

ROCKSTAR CLASSICS 30- THE ROCKCAST

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Click on the player below to enjoy another edition of rock star classics- the rockcast featuring the best in classic rock, plus new tracks from #acdc and #gonesavage

ALBUM OF THE WEEK - SHAW DAVIS AND THE BLACK TIES- TALES FROM THE WEST

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  Words by Anselm Anderson Guitar protege Shaw Davis is a precocious talent, hailing from Florida. Davis and his band, The Black Ties released a second studio album,  Tales From The West to much critical acclaim a couple of years back. The album reappears in anticipation of the new album, due out next year. The musician combines roots rock, with psychedelia, blues and a hard rock edge to the glee of this writer. The power trio, including drummer Bobby Van Stone and bassist Patrick Stevenson, formed in the summer of 2016 in Pompano Beach. They have gone on to forge quite the path for themselves with support slots alongside established acts like Foghat, Blackberry Smoke, Samantha Fish and Walter Trout. The album features nine tracks of sizzling guitar play, powerful vocals and soul-bearing lyrical content. The Psychedelic charms of  Atomic Groove has a Jimi Hendrix feel to it with dynamism, flair, and meaty riffs to whet the appetite of new listeners interested in what is to come. Davis