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SONG OF THE DAY- ALLISON CIPRIS- SHE'S A QUEEN

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  Country Artist Allison Cipris has recently released the anthemic "She's A Queen". The award-winning songwriter wrote this track about being a woman. Simon Reid helped produce the track in Nashville, TN. Cipris has gradually built her fanbase through touring national venues and stadiums with her band Country Fresh. That is not to say Cipris hasn't achieved anything on her own. She was recognised in the Songwriters' Hall of Fame,  as well as a member of the ASCAP . "She's a Queen" is a guitar-driven country rocker with Cipris feeling like a rejuvenated woman. The upbeat vocal melodies play over an energetic guitar sound. Cipris' voice is bright and powerful that resonates with the listener and helps convey the essence of the topic. Allison Cipris is currently working on new material for an album. Words by Anselm Anderson SOCIAL MEDIA Allison Cipris (allisonciprismusic.com) Allison Cipris Music | Facebook Allison (@allisonciprismusic) • Instagram

Finnish Monsters lordi announce 2022 tour dates with The Hu and Sabaton

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Lordi return to the UK next year with a mini-tour alongside  Sabaton and The Hu The one time Finnish Eurovision Winners head back on a monster tour following the ramifications of the global pandemic, which has swept through the world this past year. they will begin in the spring, alongside Swedish veterans' Sabaton that will take in 26 cities in 17 different countries LORDI was founded in 1992 by singer, songwriter, visual art designer and costume maker Mr. Lordi. The band is known for their monster outfits and elements of horror in their stage shows and music videos.  LORDI’s brazen and shameless combination of 80s Melodic Heavy Metal and that hideous horror image immediately caught the attention of the rock world and genre fans around the world. The band's live shows are notorious for their horror-movie-like quality appearances and the bombastic use of pyrotechnics. So you can look forward to next spring – witnessing LORDI back on stage. Tickets are available here: https://

SONG REVIEW :RISING COUNTRY/POP ARTIST ALYSSA SCOTT RELEASES THE ANTHEMIC "RUNAWAY"

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Country/Pop artist Alyssa Scott recently released her latest hit "Runaway". The singer's penchant for capturing a dreamy essence with an audience is received here.  The song's message of finding change through courage resonates with the listener. Scott's warm and tender vocals soar over hazy keys that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. “I wrote Runaway during the pandemic when I felt stuck at home. I sat staring out the window dreaming of all the places I’d go, dreaming of running away no matter the obstacles, and manifesting the positive thoughts of I don’t have to stay down right now because the world is a bit sad. "Runaway" is meant to lift a person up” -Alyssa Scott Singer/songwriter Alyssa Scott is an independent country/pop artist that reflects dreamy vibes, storyteller lyrics, and a country/bohemian style. Currently residing in Nashville, TN, Scott writes, records, and performs for her beloved fans. She has fronted some of the top

Diversion Podcasts and iHeartRadio Wrap Up the First Season of “Backstaged: The Devil in Metal” with a Deep Dive into the Life and Death of Metal Legend Ronnie James Dio

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  The season finale episode of the acclaimed and top-charting music podcast Backstaged: The Devil in Metal. has finished with a look at the legendary life of DIO. Hosted by bestselling author and music journalist, Jon Wiederhorn , the episode is a 70-minute-long extravaganza that explores the spectacular life and tragic death of metal legend Ronnie James Dio. The episode addresses Dio’s early years and career with insightful and informative new interviews with Dio’s widow Wendy Dio. Additional details about Ronnie’s sometimes turbulent years with Rainbow , Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven and Hell come from Black Sabbath founders Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler along with Dio’s longtime drummer V inny Appice. Alice Cooper and members of Anthrax, Twisted Sister and Slayer provide additional commentary. Previous episodes of Backstaged: The Devil in Metal address alternatively shocking, outrageous, hysterical and heartbreaking stories about metal culture, lifestyle and history, and in

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- RUBICON- DEMONSTAR

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  Heavy Metal band Rubicon recently released their sophomore album Demonstar  via Rock City Music Label  on July 16th. The band, hailing from Krasnoyarsk, Russia was formed in the 2000s by vocalist Ivan Bulankov. Following much personnel changes, Rubicon has steadfastly built a fanbase throughout Russia, including a lucrative spot opening for Catharsis.  Demonstar features 11 tracks of progressive dark power metal, recorded and mixed at KIV Records in Moscow by Dmitri Korolev and bassist Dmitri "Belf" Safronov. The self-titled track "Demonstar" opens with a thunderous rollercoaster of speedy guitars, pounding drums and soaring melodies ala Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. Each song gathers influences from Sci-Fi and Fantasy films, as well as mythical tales. "Neon Gladiators" is one such song based on the Tron  franchise. A truly turbocharged effort with fist-pumping riffs and hair-raising solos that will leave your head in a spin. The album continues to

Song of the Day- Electric Revival- Bad Habit

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  LA Rockers ' Electric Revival has released their latest single "Bad Habit", ahead of a full-length album release. The single was mastered by legendary icon Ted Jensen ( Green Day, Guns 'n' Roses, The Eagles ), who will also master the new album. Electric Revival decided to record "Bad Habit", following the success of their first two music videos, which reached 150,000 streams worldwide. The band have already received airplay, as well as graced the stage at such illustrious venues as Hollywood's Lucky Strike and Universal Bar and Grill.  Electric Revival is a trio formed last year by Vocalist Andreas Amnell and bassist Kostas Siozos following their respective journeys from Sweden and Greece to further enhance their musical aspirations. They soon met keyboardist Lisa Skyler to form the band. " Bad Habit" is a typical stadium-rousing melodic track with energetic vocals and guitars to get listeners on their toes. The guitar-driven openin

AUSTRALIAN PUNK ROCK ACT SMOKING MARTHA UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR "GOOD GIRLS"

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 Aussie rock punk outfit known as Smoking Martha has released a brand new music video for 'Good Girls'. The single is the lead track from their forthcoming second studio album 'Universe'. Vocalist Tasha D says, “Good Girls’ is the fun, energetic, side of our music. We have a fast punk background and this is in full force on this new track!" The video's visual lean even further into the fun energy of the song, "we went with a bit of a retro 1970s feel, and what’s more energetic than a hot roller disco girl doing rad tricks?! Working with videographer Tyson Lloyd in bringing the action to life was so much fun!" Smoking Martha has built up a strong cult following across the UK, Europe and Australia with their high energy debut album record ‘In Deep.  The band has made waves with their live shows since their first EP was released in 2014. Smoking Martha has toured and shared stages with prestigious artists 
like Sisters Of Mercy, Everclear, Fuel, Uria

RAMBLING MAN'S BEST NEW ARTISTS 19/7/2021

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  A Look at the best new artists Rambling Man's has been listening to this past week. Click on the player below to listen to who made it;

ROCKSTARCLASSICS 44 FEATURING THIN LIZZY , DANZIG, DIO, JOHN DALLAS, MONSTER MAGNET AND MIDHAVEN

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  Rockstarclassics returns with a look at the stories behind the tracks, new releases and the best in classic rock. Click on the player below to listen to the latest show;

RIPPLE MUSIC ARE SET TO RELEASE AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO BLUE OYSTER CULT

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Californian powerhouse RIPPLE MUSIC is proud to confirm a January 2022 release for its anticipate all-star tribute album ' Dominance and Submission: A Tribute to Blue Öyster Cult'. The album will feature covers by Steve Hanford , Mark Lanegan, Billy Anderson, Zeke, Mondo Generator, members of High On Fire, Quasi, Fu Manchu , and many other names of the heavy rock world. This special tribute album was initiated by Poison Idea’s departed drummer Steve Hanford, in conjunction with Ian Watts of Ape Machine. Founded in 1967, Blue Öyster Cult are considered pioneers of occult rock'n'roll, marking generations with timeless anthems such as "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Burnin' for You", "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" or "Godzilla". The New York outfit has since then remained a reference act of the 70s rock scene alongside MC5, The Stooges, or Steppenwolf. The “Dominance and Submission: A Tribute To Blue Öyster Cult” reco

ROSE TATOO ARE SET TO RELEASE LINITED EDITION OF "BLOOD BROTHERS"

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ROSE TATTOO   are set to release 'Blood Brothers' on Limited Edition Red Vinyl on 20th August, out via Golden Robot Records . ROSE TATTOO has always been a major player in Australian rock and has been at the helm of the music scene for decades, reaching a cult status here and overseas.  Blood Brothers is a rock ‘n’ roll album that mixes traditional and modern styles and is a tribute to previous band members no longer with us. Originally released in 2007, the album was re-issued with bonus tracks on CD in 2018 via Golden Robot Records. This Blood Red Double Vinyl LP features 17 tracks, including the original 11 on LP 1 and six live tracks on LP 2,  They have influenced some of the biggest rock bands around including Guns ‘N Roses and L.A. Guns, and are still going strong after 40+ years! Their sound is hard rock mixed with blues rock influences, with songs including ‘Bad Boy for Love’, ‘Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw’, ‘Nice Boys’, ‘We Can't Be Beaten’ and ‘Scarred for Li

EP REVIEW- THE YALLA YALLAS- WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN

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British Alt Rock/Punks The Yalla Yallas have recently released their fifth album What It means To be Human. The album was written and recorded between June 2020 and April 2021 at Loom Studios in Yorkshire. It sees the band move away from their political punk style to a more reflective tone with international influences. Lead Singer Rob Galloway wrote all the tracks with the aid of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategy Cards as he gained inspiration from iconic albums by him and Bob Dylan. The eight-track EP begins with the empowering melodies of "I'm Alive" with its psychedelic guitar sounds, mesmerising synths and philosophical lyrics. The uplifting charms of "Morning Sun" see Galloway deliver a spoken word performance over thick basslines and guitar grooves that give this track a New Age vibe. The Indian- influenced "Brimham Rocks" sees traditional instruments from the Asian country used such as Tabla and Sitar. "Sonic Carwash" seems like the od

CRYSTAL SPIDERS RELEASE "MORIERIS" VIDEO, PLUS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS

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  North Carolina's acclaimed heavy duo CRYSTAL SPIDERS announce the release of their sophomore album Morieris  on October 1st through, as well as the contribution of Corrosion Of Conformity's Mike Dean on lead guitar on the album. For their eagerly anticipated follow up 'Morieris', North Carolina duo CRYSTAL SPIDERS bassist Brenna Leath and drummer Tradd Yancey take a lead guitar to assist from Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity bassist, and Leath’s bandmate in Lightning Born) for a rollercoaster ride of doomy atmospherics, razor-sharp riffs, and infectious rhythms. With their second offering, CRYSTAL SPIDERS builds upon and refines the whiplash intensity of 'Molt' t o experiment with intricate harmonies, thundering breakdowns, and orchestral instrumentals (including guest cello from High Priestess Nighthawk of Heavy Temple). 2020 saw their debut album 'Molt' released to critical acclaim. The video for the title track "Morieris" was animate

PLAYLIST: RAMBLING MAN'S BEST NEW ARTISTS (12/7)

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  The Rambling Man's best new artists playlist returns with some excellent new tracks from the world of country, metal, psychedelia and doom. Click on the player to listen to who made it this week.

EP REVIEW- INTERNAL CONFLICT- APORIA

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  British heavyweight metallers' Internal Conflict release sophomore album Aporia via PHD today (July 9th) ahead of a slot at Bloodstock Open Air 2021. The follow up to the 2018 EP Nothing Is Lost sees the Leicester five-piece explore the themes of mental health and society's modern-day struggles with politics, media and the pandemic. The eight-track release continues the band's penchant for progressive elements, brutal breakdowns and dual harsh/clean vocals. Neil Hudso n helped mix and master at Initiate Audio and Media studios in Northampton. "Kingdom Of Anarchy" captures the band's despair and apathy through machine-gun drum blasts,headache-inducing breakdowns and melodic screams that help convey the feeling of loss to kick things off. The anguish is caught on "Paresthesia" as vocalists Adam Kyle and Matt Hall trade between angry howls and discouraged melodies. The voices amplified by angular rhythms and galloping guitars that march towards t

ALBUM REVIEW- STONER - STONERS RULE

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  Desert rock supergroup Stoner have released their much-anticipated debut album Stoners Rule  via Heavy Psych Sounds this past Friday (June 25th). The trio consists of Kyuss  founders- vocalist/guitarist Brant Bjork and bassist Nick Olivieri are joined by drummer Ryan Gut. The seven-track EP was produced by Yosef Sanborn at The Red Cabin in Joshua Tree, CA in October 2020. The album combines a groovy guitar sound with punk and blues sensibilities. The album has a slow start that gradually descends into desert rock madness.  The opener "Rad Stays Rad" sees Bjork's refined vocals glide over distorted groove-oriented riffs as the mid-tempo takes the listener away. Next up is the more uptempo "The Older Kids" sees the band share their wisdom over Gut's rhythmic drumming skills. The stripped-back "Own Yer Blues" is the perfect blues song that stirs up those old Mississippi tales. "Evel Never Dies" is a heavy punk blaster, as the album fini

ROCK STARCLASSICS 43 FEATURING AC/DC, SAMSON, THE PRETTY RECKLESS, FOO FIGHTERS AND PLATENS

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The weekly rock cast returns to these pages with the usual dose of classic rock, new releases, and stories behind the tracks. Click on the player below to listen to the show;

PEARL HARBOUR RELEASE "HERE COMES TROUBLE" OUT NOW VIA DIE LAUGHING RECORDS

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  PEARL HARBOUR release album 'Here Comes Trouble' , out now on Die Laughing Records. U.S. punk alternative act PEARL HARBOUR recently released two singles 'I Wish I Were You' and ‘Trouble’. Both tracks come from the album Here Comes Trouble,  which is out now on all digital platforms via Die Laughing Records (part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group). Stream/buy 'Here Comes Trouble' HERE ‘’Originally recorded in 1995, Here Comes Trouble features my San Francisco band: East Bay Ray, Stinky Le Pew, Lee Vilensky and Mike Hunter. We dedicated this album to original bass player Buck Naked, who was killed in 1992. We wrote most of the songs together and enjoyed 6 years of playing the West Coast circuit. If you like old school rock & roll, you should give Here Comes Trouble a listen. It's 13 fun filled tracks with humorous lyrics about the usual juvenile delinquent stuff that we still find amusing. I love this album! It's great too dance to.

EP OF THE WEEK- HWDU-LOVE CRIME

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  Welsh four-piece Hwdu (Hoodoo) have released their debut EP Love Crime  on May 28th via Bandcamp. The Alternative rock act, hailing from Swansea, Wales, consists of Lead Vocalist and guitarist Matt Williams, fellow guitarist and backing vocalist Jonny Rundell, drummer Owen Foote and bassist Gavin Smith. the band blend in-your-face rock with stoner grooves and punk sensibilities. The six-track EP begins with the infectious lead single"Space Punk", an energetic punk song with driving distorted riffs, and buoyant vocals. This is a good start for fans of Clutch.  The hard-hitting "Shit TV" takes a dig at the endless supply of streaming shows available. The aggressive riffs accompany a ruthless, uptempo alternative rock song. The EP goes in a softer direction with the wistful punk ballad "Jessie" and the pop-rock track "Song For June".  And finally, the dastardly "Counter Esperanto" with ever contagious grooves, enthusiastic vocals and in

UK ROCKERS' THE CHASE SIGNS WITH GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS

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 Nottingham-based The Chase fuse Brit-pop with  60’s choruses and arena-sized rock and roll to make a noise that is truly unique. The Chase has joined several UK contemporaries by signing a deal with burgeoning global rock label Golden Robot Records. 2021 has been non-stop for the band with appearances on the This Feeling ‘Big in 2021 ’ exclusive vinyl release, The Great Escape Festival and a record deal with Golden Robot Records, all making them a force to be reckoned with. Branded as one of the most exciting bands in the UK, The Chase are about to embark on their first-ever tour in August 2021. Backed by the likes of This Feeling , Scotts Menswear , and  Liam Gallaghe r. The Chase has been crowned as one to watch in 2021 and beyond. THE CHASE signing announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmh8l8vKnNg The Chase began life at the young ages of 8, 10 and 11 when singer Tyler Heaney r ecruited his younger brother, Dion , to play the drums alongside their cousin Luke Childs on b

ONCE HUMAN YOU TUBE VIDEO EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE "DEADLOCK FEATURING ROBB FLYNN

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Pieced together over the last two year s, ONCE HUMAN ’s upcoming album Scar Weaver represents a massive step forward for the band. Blessed with plenty of additional time during the last year’s lockdown situation, the band have been able to refine and redefine their sound, inspired by a sudden creative surge from the latest recruit, Max Karon. The result is a gloriously idiosyncratic modern metal record, with Lauren Hart’s career-best vocal performance just one of its dazzling revelations. With ONCE HUMAN’s most intense and explosive music to work with, the singer has pushed herself to new heights, showcasing a vastly expanded vocal range in the process. One instant highlight of the new ONCE HUMAN record is preview single “Deadlock,” featuring a typically imperious vocal cameo from Machine Head’s Robb Flynn. Logan Mader’s history with Machine Head is well documented, not least in recent times when he toured the globe with Robb for the Bay Area band’s Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Tour

SONG REVIEW- CRYSTAL McGRATH- ABOUT A BOY

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  Country Artist Crystal McGrath has released her latest single "About A Boy" on June 25th. The inspirational activist, podcast host and musician delves behind the topic of female empowerment in this country love ballad. Mcgrath has performed all over the world with such legends, including George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett. She is a prominent figure in her fights for women's empowerment, hoping her music will deliver positive messages throughout. "About A Boy" is another example of this with traditional country stylings played over pop sensibilities. McGrath encaptures the true essence of her being with powerful vocals over pop drum beats. The catchy chorus is as effective as the instrumentation is effective. McGrath will appease listeners of country music with her unique and robust timbre. "About A Boy" is out now via all major streaming platforms now. SOCIAL MEDIA Crystal McGrath - Home | Facebook @crystalmcgrath • Instagram photos and videos ABOUT