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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

MOTÖRHEAD’s No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith Gets Anniversary Expansion

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Motorhead will be revisiting that famous night in Hammersmith during the summer of 1981 with a CD box set and Deluxe editions of   No Sleep 'til Hammersmith  to celebrate the 40th anniversary on June 25th. Following on from 2020’s iconic Ace Of Spade s album comes the undisputed definitive live record of all time: No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith . To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this number one album, it is being presented in new deluxe editions. There will be hardback book-packs in two-CD and triple LP formats, featuring a remaster of the original album, bonus tracks, and the previously unreleased - in its entirety - concert from Newcastle City Hall, March 30, 1981, the story of the album and many previously unseen photos. Also, the album will be released as a four-CD box set of all three concerts recorded for the album released here in their entirety for the very first time. Upon that original June 27th ’81 release, Lemmy is quoted as saying of No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith after

SONG OF THE DAY AARON ROSS AND THE PEACH LEAVES- CATCH A GLIMPSE

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Artwork courtesy of Ben Ross Folk act Aaron Ross and The Peach Leaves have released their debut single "Catch A Glimpse" today (April 30th), taken from the forthcoming album Swan Songs:Volume 1 via Dowd Records  The album features legendary native singer Aaron Ross and sees Nevada City band Farrow and The Peach Leaves  covering tracks from his vast Catalogue. "Catch A Glimpse" is the first from this eagerly-anticipated collection, produced by drummer Zach Peach. The beautifully arranged folk song is steeped full of nostalgic charm and sweet melodies. The Rolling Stones-influenced tender vocals are matched by a strong rhythm section. The simple guitar patterns are relaxed, against a warm and touching ambiance. Aaron Ross has been a mainstay in the industry since his time with math rock band Hella, with a constant penchant for innovation since releasing The Hallelujah Side  2003. Lead singer Graham Farrow Knibb says of  Ross," “If you’re from Nevada City, you kn

Former Iron Maiden Members Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley Plus “Eddie” Creator Derek Riggs to be Inducted into Metal Hall of Fame 2021

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The Metal Hall of Fame is proud to announce the induction of key members of the Iron Maiden family and history- original Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno, Blaze Bayley , and iconic “Eddie” mascot creator Derek Riggs. Paul Di'Anno wrote and sang on Maiden's first two legendary albums. They are still considered by many Iron Maiden fans to be their favorites. Blaze Bayley was hired following the departure of vocalist Bruce Dickinson in the 1990s. Bayley wrote and sang for Iron Maiden for five years and recorded two albums with the band. Blaze-era songs are still concert staples in the band’s setlist today. Derek Riggs is the genius behind the visual side of Iron Maiden. He created the iconic “Eddie” character, one of the most beloved mascots in history. Many can argue that a huge part of the band's continuous global success is attributed to the sinister, gruesome, shape-shifting Eddie. “We are excited to induct these three artists who have helped shape the legacy of Iron

ALBUM RELEASE: NORTH CAROLINA HARD ROCKERS' STONE WHISKEY UNVEIL DETAILS OF DEBUT ALBUM "REBELS OF THE SUN"

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North Carolina hard rockers STONE WHISKEY are set to release their debut album, Rebels of the Sun ,  on May 7. “This album screams rock ‘n’ roll from start to finish,” says guitarist Bill Spears. “It's got all the key ingredients I want in a band...killer vocals, big guitars, catchy hooks, and stories delivered with just the right amount of swagger and character.” STONE WHISKEY’s classic sound was bought to life by producer Anthony Focx, whose more than 500 releases include Buckcherry, Night Ranger, Vince Neil, Daughtry, Aerosmith, and 17 gold and platinum awards. “Quarantine really gave us the time to focus on writing songs and recording the album,” says vocalist Alan Rueda. “Being able to work with a producer like Anthony Focx was awesome. He took what we had and made it sound like a rock album should sound.” There’s no filler on Rebels of the Sun, with each of the record’s nine tracks delivering a hefty dose of high-energy rock. Drawing comparisons to Guns N’ Roses’ early re

NEW RELEASE: THUNDERMOTHER UNLEASH " YOU CAN'T HANDLE ME", AHEAD OF NEW "HEATWAVE" DELUXE EDITION ON 21ST MAY

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  Image courtesy of Guido Karp Swedish all-female rockers' Thundermothe r has unveiled " You Can't Handel Me", ahead of the 2-disc deluxe edition of last year's HeatWave on 21st May via AFM Records. Their current album  Heat Wav ', released in July 2020, proved successful. It stormed the charts and achieved big results in many countries, including #6 in Germany. On May 21st, 2021, Thundermother is releasing the Heat Wave Deluxe Edition  as a 2-CD digipak and additionally with various limited coloured double vinyl versions. Not only can you find the complete original album on it, but also a bonus CD/vinyl with no less than 10 other previously unreleased tracks. Three brand new songs, including this new single, previously unreleased live tracks, and acoustic versions of the 'Heat Wave' singles featuring two guests: Jesper Binzer (D-A-D) and Dregen (Backyard Babies/Hellacopters ) are joining the band on this Deluxe Edition. Whether with the lyrics or t

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- MOTORHEAD- LOUDER THAN NOISE- LIVE IN BERLIN 2012

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  The legendary hellraisers  Motorhead recently released the live album Louder Than Noise-Live In Berlin  via Silver Lining Music on April 23rd. The performance was recorded on December 5th, 2012 in front of 12,000 fans at the Berlin Velodrome as part of the Kings of The Road  tour. The Lineup for this special occasion featured the longest reigning in the band's history with the late "Lemmy" Kilmister, guitarist Phil Campbell  and drummer Mikkey Dee  . The concert was produced by the much-revered producer Herwig Meyszne r  ( Exodus, Kreator, Saxon). The album delivers twelve tracks of raucous rock 'n' roll, destined to blow your speakers out. The bone-rattling "I Know How to Die"opens proceedings with Lemmy declaring " WE ARE MOTORHEAD " to thunderous applause. The anthemic "Damage Case" continues festivities, alongside the rousing "Over The Top". Motorhead always knew how to play good old-fashioned rock with a raw edge.

SONG OF THE DAY: NOT NOW NORMAN-SHUT YOUR MOUTH

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Berwick-based rock act Not Now Norman  released their latest single "Shut Your Mouth", this past Friday (April 9th). The single is the follow-up to the two hugely successful singles "Little Cheryl" and "Little Frankenstein". "Shut Your Mouth" explores the topic of Domestic Abuse, a subject examined in the recent  Geo Moon  collaboration "Run Boy". The song's theme is a guitar-driven rocker that drives home to the listener how much it means to lead singer Taylor-Grace, who delivers another lung-busting performance.  Taylor has strong support in a band of talented musicians. The opening riff is mean and tenacious like a certain  Thin Lizzy.  This builds in tension, as unrestrained vocals repel against intense guitars and drumming that climaxes with a tantalizing solo.  Not Now Norman  has the tendency to write powerful songs about subject matters, such as this, through simple storytelling and musicianship. This makes each song feel r

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LAMB OF GOD- LAMB OF GOD (DELUXE EDITION)

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  Disc 1- Lamb Of God plus two bonus track s  NWOAHM titans Lamb Of God recently re-released last year's critically acclaimed self-titled album last month via Epic Records. The three-disc deluxe edition features the original album, plus two bonus tracks, including a live stream performance of the full album recorded in September. The live CD + DVD features four additional tracks, including the new track "The Death Of Us" that appears in the latest installment of the Bill and Ted franchise. Randy Blythe growls his way through the twelve- politically charged tracks with the same poise and venom expected from the veteran singer. I shall take on the unenviable task of exploring both CDs in their entirety. The Gothic-inspired "Memento Mori" begins proceedings like a foreshadowing of the ferocity to come. Next up is the equally rousing "Checkmate" sees Blythe vent over " The American Scream " The track starts with a bluesy riff that erupts into d

NEW RELEASE: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER BOX SET "NONE MORE BLACK" OUT NOW VIA ENTERTAINMENTONE

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Black Label Society has released their first-ever career-spanning box set, titled NONE MORE BLACK , via Entertainment One . To celebrate the release of NMB, BLS has dropped their official music video for 'Blind Man', a bonus track previously only found on Catacombs of the Black Vatican . Watch the video here:  Featuring their 12 full-length studio albums to date, this massive collection is comprised of 20 all newly pressed vinyl and includes compilation bonus tracks and reworked originals vinyl, Song Remains Not The Same Vol. 2 . Also included is a beautifully made 32-page hardcover retrospective photo book, an NMB bottle opener, and an exclusive, “Odin’s Demolition Squad” back patch to add to your BLS vest.  Click here to watch BLS frontman Zakk Wylde deliver the informercial for the release in his own hilarious style. The limited quantity boxset is now available to order in eOne Heavy's US, UK and EU stores. Purchase NONE MORE BLACK here: https://www.eoneheavy.uk/produ

TOUR NEWS: ALL HAIL THE YETI ANNOUNCE FALL 2021 TOUR IN SUPPORT OF JINJER AND SUICIDE SILENCE.

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Photo: Tessa Wiegerinck Hardcore metal hybrid ALL HAIL THE YET I is proud to join this fall’s Jinjer tour, also featuring special guests Suicide Silence, in support of a new EP due out this fall via Minus Head Records. “We are unbelievably honored and excited to be chosen for the upcoming Jinjer and Suicide Silence tour,” says vocalist Connor Garritty. “We have shared the stage with both bands and they are amazing talents and even better people. After the horrible year we have all had, this is brilliant light at the end of the tunnel for all of us! We have some new songs to play, a new team, and a whole new outlook on the heavy metal world. Can’t wait to see all of you. HAIL!!!” The as-yet-untitled EP was recorded with Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, DevilDriver) at the Omen Room in Orange County, CA. Additional details are forthcoming. As the moniker cryptically suggests, the music of ALL HAIL THE YETI evokes a mixture of superstitious ritual and trippy backwoods folklore in the

NEW SINGLE: METAL PURVEYORS INCITE RETURN WITH "DEADBEAT", FROM FORTHCOMING EP VIA MINUS HEAD RECORDS

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Heavy metal purveyors INCITE are back with the crushing new single “Deadbeat” from their forthcoming EP, due out later this year via Minus Head Records. While the song’s lyrics may be inspired by society’s lazy, less savory characters, fans will surely identify with its video, which shows the band members living repetitive, “deadbeat” lives while cooped up during quarantine. Produced by Steve Evetts (DevilDriver, Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Soulfly) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, “Deadbeat” is INCITE’s first single featuring new guitarist Eli Santana (Huntress, Holy Grail). “Deadbeat” is available digitally at https://incite.bandcamp.com/album/deadbeat-single , as well as on Spotify , iTunes , and Deezer . As the foursome nears two decades as a band, the renegade disciples of trailblazing metal architects like Slayer, Sepultura, and Machine Head, INCITE continue to raise the torch. INCITE is as much a part of the fabric of the style championed by Pan

SONG REVIEW: LAURA CHEADLE- "EVERYBODY SAY"

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  Award-Winning R'N'B singer/songwriter Laura Cheadle recently released a new single "Everybody Say", from her forthcoming album Shine This Lifetime.  The upbeat anthem was written by herself and James Cheadle, who also mixed, produced, and recorded the track at Swedesboro Music Studio in Swedesboro, NJ. Laura Cheadle is the lead singer of The Laura Cheadle Family Band. She has performed across the states, as well as featured heavily on primetime TV. Cheadle has opened for some of the biggest names in the business, such as The Jonas Brothers and John Oates of the Legendary Hall and Oates. The singer's accomplishments don't stop there, as she has recently appeared at NAMM 2020, as well as bestowed the honor with the Elephant Indie Music "Musician Of The Decade Award". "Everybody Say" is a happy-go-lucky slice of pop, gospel, and soul that will leave a skip in your beat. The opening cries of harmonies are accompanied by heartening beats. Ch

ALBUM REVIEW: JACOPO PAUSA- MY FAVOURITE COLOUR IS BLUES

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Blues guitarist Jacopo Pausa has returned with another delightful album in his second outing , My Favourite Colour is Blues,  which was released on December 12th of last year. The follow-up to the 2019 debut , The Truth continues with the biographical perspective the album brought. Click Here  to read the full review.  This time Pausa has written and performed the instruments on the recordings based on his influences Albert King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B King, and Muddy Waters. My Favourite Colour Is Blues brings ten tracks soaked in the genre with all the craft, skill, and vibrancy as the first release. The opener "I Can't Take No More" is a groove-orientated track that sees Pausa singing over sharp guitar breaks, and using a quick fingerpicking technique to bring this song to life. Pausa has improved on his vocals with more surefire confidence to combine impressive guitar playing.  Next up is the feisty rock 'n' roller "Out Of Trend",

LIVESTREAM CONCERT: GLOBAL SINGING GLORY CRAMPTON LAUNCHES ONLINE VIDEO PREMIERE FOR BOADWAY MUSICAL "NINE" ON APRIL 28TH,

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Global singing star and Broadway actress Glory Crampton will star, direct and produce a 15-minute online video tribute to TONY Award-winning musical NINE. The show will receive its YouTube Premiere at 7pm on April 28th. Click here to attend the show Project 9 online video première honoring NINE the musical — Glory Crampton . Guests will be invited to attend the show, chat with the cast, and interract with the post-show Q&A Glory Crampton decided to cover the musical by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopits, following the recent effect the lockdown had on the industry. Crampton felt the story of Film Director Guido Contini, who is facing an identity crisis, loss of purpose, and creative blocks. She felt he was helped to heal by the female cast, helping him accept the "new normal". This was something that acted as a metaphor for the Broadway Community during the pandemic. Glory Crampton has featured in over forty productions, including the lead role of "Christine" in th

RAMBLING MAN'S NEW RELEASES PLAYLIST- APR 12-18

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  Welcome back to the latest Rambling Man's Playlist. Today I look at the best new releases from the past week in the world of rock and metal. This week promises to be more diverse than usual. Click below to see what fascinating tracks there are;

ALBUM RELEASE: UK ROCK TRIO BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE RELEASE NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR "MOTORCADE", AHEAD OF ALBUM OUT TODAY

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UK rock trio Black Orchid Empire has released a live session video for 'Motorcade', celebrating the release of their live EP, Live In The Studio, out today (16th April 2021) via Long Branch Records. Live In The Studio features one song from each of the band's critically acclaimed full-length albums. These ferocious performances showcase the Black Orchid Empire's huge sound and machine-like tightness, as the three-piece thrive in their natural environment - the recording and rehearsal space that gave birth to so many of their monstrous riffs. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Visser comments: "Playing live in front of an audience is always an incredible experience, but much of our music was created in a more personal and isolated place. Filming three of our favourite songs in the room in which so many of them were written, thrashed out, and recorded was an amazing experience which we can't wait to share!" Black Orchid Empire creates huge, memorable rock music that co

MUSIC REVIEW + INTERVIEW: KATIE DRIVES - MANIAC

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Music Review- Katie Drives-Maniac Photo Credit: Felix Albertin German Singer/ songwriter Katie Drives has released her debut single "Maniac" on April 9th. The singer discovered her passion for music early on while singing covers and working behind the scenes in the music industry. Katie decided to go into the studio during last year's lockdown with producer Ole Kuhlmann to record her first set of materials. Her sound is described as a 2000s pop-rock influenced by acts such as Avril Lavigne , Paramore, and Pvris . "Maniac" is a guitar-driven track about how past experiences still affect you today. The opening synthesizers reflect a stark contrast to Drive's impassioned vocals. which soar over an edgy guitar sound. The singer's classical background help shape her voice and tone here. as her raw emotions are truly explored.  You can listen to the track below. Katie Drives hopes to release debut EP "Fake Smiles" this August  MUSIC INTERVIEW-KATIE

ALBUM NEWS: Australian Progressive Instrumental Rockers MUSHROOM GIANT Release Remastered Anniversary Edition of Painted Mantra!

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Mushroom Giant has announced the re-release of their 2014 album Painted Mantra through Bird’s Robe Records. Remastered and available on CD, the record showcases the Australian instrumental band’s original progressive music. Known for their live performances, which offer an aural and visual experience that transcend the conventional rock band, they explore a theatrical realm full of colour and imagery. Formed in 2002, the band has become a legendary part of the Australian underground music scene and performed alongside many notable post-rock artists including Pelican, sleepmakeswaves, We Lost The Sea, Dumbsaint, Solkyri, and many more. Released in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Bird’s Robe Records, the new edition of Painted Mantra is a gateway for fans to discover this incredible band and the dark energy they bring to music. Tracklist 1. The Drake Equation 2. Four Hundred and Falling 3. Scars of the Interior 4. Aesong 5. Event Loop 6. Primaudial Soup 7. Triptych 8. Lunar Entan

MUSIC NEWS: SALIVA Debuts Updated Version of Classic Single “Click Click Boom”

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Photo Credit: Thomas Crane sALIVA has revealed the second single, “Click Click Boom,” from Every Twenty Years , an EP featuring re-recorded classics with current vocalist Bobby Amaru to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of their major-label debut, Every Six Seconds. “Re-recording ‘Click Click Boom’ was much easier than the original recording because we already had the blueprint laid out for us,” says guitarist and founding member Wayne Swinny. “There was no need to alter anything because the original had all the right pieces in all the right places. We simply used the advances in modern technology to enhance the song sonically.” “Click Click Boom,” available now via digital music providers , remains one of the most popular tracks from SALIVA’s 2001 breakthrough album. “I think the combination of multiple genres of music has contributed greatly to the popularity of ‘Click Click Boom,’” Swinny says. “Producer Bob Marlette took a song which was a cool, interesting rock song and craf