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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

ROCK INTERVIEW- PROGRESSIVE ALT- ACT TROPE DISCUSS THEIR NEW ALBUM "ELEUTHEROMANIA"

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   Progressive Alternative rockers' Trope released their debut effort, the tantalisingly titled,  Eleutheromania today (March 31st).  The band formed in 2016, spending the next couple of years recording demos for this exact album. This attracted the attention of  Mike Fraser, the renowned record producer for acts like AC/DC and Metallica, who agreed to engineer the album. Trope has built quite the following with appearance on the main stage of Summerfest, as well as performing with King's X. I spoke with producer and multi-instrumentalist  Moonhead about the new album, working with Mike Fraser, performing at the iconic venue and much more. Hello Trope, could you introduce yourselves to the readers? We are Trope! We are not from planet earth as far as we remember, and we are very happy and honoured to be here. We are enjoying our stay on your wonderful planet and are learning your ways. Hopefully we blend in just enough to not stick out.   How would you describe your sty

SONG OF THE DAY: BRENDA CAY- ALONE WITH YOU

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  Words by Anselm Anderson Nashville singer-songwriter Brenda Cay releases her first single of 2021 "Alone With You", released last month. The track was recorded at Arch Audio Recording Studio in Chattanooga, TN, and produced by Brenda herself, with the assistance of bassist Brian Brewer. The much-acclaimed Cay writes relatable songs about escaping the stresses of everyday life and having fun as well as tackling more serious subjects. Her country music style storytelling has gained her reputation as an influential writer, as well as a musician in the States. " Alone With You" is no exception with a touching tale of trying to move on. Cay's soft vocals croon over subtle keys. The smoothness of Cay's emotions resonates with the listener to the accompaniment of well-timed drum fills and a solo towards the end. It is the perfect song to play when driving home from a demanding day at work. Brenda Cay released her previous EP Fragile Like A Bomb  in November to a 

Rambling Man's New Releases Playlist- March 22-28

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Rambling Man's Reviews presents to you loyal readers, a compilation of the hotest videos from the world of rock . Each week the blog shall post the latest new releases you may have missed out on during the week.

ALBUM REVIEW- GIZMACHI- OMEGA KALEID

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 Orange County Hardcore outfit Gizmachi return with a new album, Omega Kaleid , released last Friday. The album was produced and engineered by guitarist Jay Hannon and mixed by Martin Lewis. The five-piece have re-emerged following a 16-year hiatus with anew vocalist in tow and a ton of intensity to match. Soilwork vocalist Bjorn Strid kindly agreed to take the reigns after a tumultuous Kickstarter campaign in 2012, which saw many setbacks along the way. including budget constraints. Gizmachi first formed in 2006 and were quickly spotted by Slipknot resident "Clown", Shawn Crahan, who promptly signed them to his record label, Big Orange Clown Label . They released the much received The Imbuing. Omega Kalied  is the hotly-anticipated 11 track follow-up full of blazing solos, brutal instrumental breaks, and strong vocal melodies. The opener "Winter" is a stark reminder of things to come, much like an episode of Game Of Thrones, the subdued beginning leads to a brut

TOBY JEPSON RELEASES NEW ALBUM " VIEWFINDER", ALONGSIDE LYRIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE " UNWIND"

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  Originally featured on his 2002 comeback EP 'Refresh'; 'Unwind' is an upbeat anthemic slice of alternative rock, tinged with pop smarts, that captures the Wayward Sons frontman in fine form. This re-released track is accompanied by a brand new lyric video: Watch 'Unwind' (lyric video):  "As I was resurfacing back into the fickle world of the music business back in 2002, I wrote 'Unwind' as a way of trying to explain my deep feelings of unease - about what I’m not really sure if I’m honest. Therein lies the rub of anxiety and stress - it’s often hidden from view. I guess most of it was caused by the very ordinary need to navigate life and figure myself out having been away from music for quite some time; ‘am I good enough?’ ‘Will anyone care?’ - the imposter syndrome in action. Being a songwriter allows for self-examination and this song definitely underlines my needs at the time to seek a better way of relaxing and...well, unwinding. I love this v

SONG OF THE DAY: PRANA SONGBIRD FT RITCHIE SAMBORA- LISTEN LIKE IT'S GOSPEL

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  " "Listen Like It's Gospel" is the latest release under the Indieink Music umbrella via Sony /Orchard, today ( March 12th) .  The talented Multi- Award-winning singer  Prana Songbird performs the track, alongside Bon Jovi  guitarist Richie Sambora. The track was written by Multi-Grammy Award-nominated artist and producer Thomas Marolda to bring the best out of Prana's powerful voice. Prana's vocals were recorded at The Dream Studios Complex in Alva Florida with engineer Chad Zuchegno.  Detroit- based Prana is a French/Creole singer and actress with ties to the Choctaw Indian tribe. She has performed on the international stage with Grammy Award-winning artists and writers. "Listen Like It's Gospel" is the perfect song for the vocalist to showcase her amazing richness and tender voice to capture the true meaning behind the song's evocative imagery. Sambora is the ample musician to present Songbird's heartening vocal timbre to the accompa

Modern Prog-Rockers THE VINTAGE CARAVAN Release Second Single + Official Video for “Crystallized”

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  Photo Credit: Horbur Svennson Icelandic modern prog/psych trio  THE VINTAGE CARAVAN  have unveiled their second single,  “Crystallized ”, cut from their upcoming album,  Monuments , out April 16, 2021, via Napalm Records. THE VINTAGE CARAVAN vocalist/guitarist Óskar on the new single “ Crystallized ”: “‘Crystallized'’ is the second single and second track on  Monuments . Lyrically, the song is about a man travelling alone in a car through a blizzard in Iceland during a red weather warning. Eventually he loses his way and leaves the car and walks out into the unknown and disappears. Unfortunately, these lyrics were inspired by the many people who travelled our dangerous and unpredictable island and did not make it, so this is a warning song of sorts.”    Óskar adds: “We don’t take ourselves too seriously when it comes to videos. We take the music very seriously, but we like funny music videos. Our friends from the rock band  Volcanova  make a special appearance at the end of the v

GIRISH & THE CHRONICLES SIGN WITH FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL;LABEL'S FIRST SIGNING FROM INDIA

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  Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the signing of the outstanding and buzzworthy Indian hard rockers Girish & The Chronicles ( GATC ) to the label for a multi-album deal!   The band’s singer Girish Pradhan says, "Frontiers is home to some of the most legendary artists, some of whom we actually idolized as kids and it is a truly wonderful feeling to be a part of this family. We had hoped for this for quite some time and we had no idea that we would be the first Indian band to do this! We really look forward to creating some crazy albums together and adding to the legacy!"   GATC plans to head to the studio very soon to start the recordings of their third record which is expected to be released in early 2022. Girish concludes: "We are very excited about this. We have already started making demos and they sound KICK ASS! As always, we want to take this album to the next level. It will have all the musical elements that we love to hear, in our day to

ALBUM REVIEW: KRISTIAN MONTGOMERY AND THE WINTERKILL BAND- PRINCE OF POVERTY

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Image courtesy of the press. Boston-based Alt-Country outfit Kristian Montgomery and The Winterkill Band have released their second studio album,  Prince Of Poverty , a follow up to last year's debut,  Grave Church. Montgomery and co decided to take no risks and headed to Ultrasound studios to record the album two months after their predecessor. Kristian Montgomery is a Danish- Irish Singer/Songwriter, brought up in New Florida. Montgomery has led quite the existence with stories of struggles, poverty and religion. The son of a Fisherman chronicles this with ten songs of Country rock, Country Pop and Blues in Prince Of Poverty. Opener "They'll Remember My Name" will lead listeners to do so with it's Led Zeppelin -esque steel guitar intro and grunge stylings. The slow tempo track has added sweet melodies wrapped in a warm voice to make this a pleasant beginning. Next up is "Tired of Being Tired" is a touching ballad. Montgomery pours his emotions out w

TOUR NEWS: WELSH ROCK ACT HAXAN ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THEIR RELEASE THE GIRLS UK TOUR 2021

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  Photo Credit:Press following on from one of hard rock's hottest album releases of 2020, Welsh rockers Häxan have announced their long-awaited UK headline tour! With special guests Mad Haven and Ashen Reach, the summer tour is set to commence on the 27th June in Newcastle and comes to a close on the 7th August in Crumlin, Newport. Häxan has an impressive array of live shows and festivals already under their belt including Download Festival, Planet Rockstock, Status Quo, The Subways, Electric Size, Phil Campbell, Monsters of Rock Cruise (USA), Rock the Boat Cruise (Australia), Hard Rock Hell, and many more. The Welsh power trio has been building their fanbase throughout the pandemic with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘White Noise’ last year. Taking the decision to release it during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, vocalist/guitarist Sam Bolderson says,  "We can't wait to get back out there after what has been an extremely challenging year f