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ROCKSTARCLASSICS 46- WICKED SMILE, THE PETAL FALLS, THE ROLLING STONES, DIO

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Rockstarclassics returns with another explosive hour of heavy metal and hard rock classics. Click on the player below to enjoy great music from The Rolling Stones. Lamb Of God, Dio etc

Dig Lazarus announce debut album and new single ahead of UK tour with The Virginmarys!

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Alternative rock band Dig Lazarus has announced the release of their debut studio album, alongside a music video for the new single 'Sky Tonight', PLUS they've been confirmed as special guests to The Virginmarys on their forthcoming UK tour! The upcoming album is Titled ' Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time,  produced by Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, Terrorvision) and will be released on the 15th October 2021. 'DTMWAGT' is the culmination of nearly 10 years of Dig Lazarus playing and writing music together, and features songs from across this entire period. The release will feature some special guest appearances by  Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal and Ally Dickaty from The Virginmarys. 'Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time' captures the journey of teenage wannabes finding their voice. Perfectly on cue to coincide with the new album announcement is a UK tour with one of British's finest rock acts of recent times, The Virginmarys! “We’re

ALBUM REVIEW-THE FALSE POETS-STRANGE SEASON

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  Garage rock act The False Poet s proudly introduce their sophomore effort Strange Seasons  via Nice Mind Records. The album gaining significant influence from last year's lockdown. It was produced by the band in Newcastle, Durham and West Bay. They also helped mix and master at The Culture Bunker on behalf of their record label. The quartet of vocalist/guitarist Chris Riley, bassist Peter Dunsdale and drummer Ian Carroll first formed in 2012 in the North East of England as a covers band before writing their own material. The title of the album is borrowed from the Alfred Austin poem A Winter's Rose,  which is a metaphor for the loneliness and isolation the band felt during the lockdown.  The band jump straight into things with the upbeat "Read The Sky", a throwback to 1960's jangly rock with its hazy guitars and laid back melodies. Next up is The Smiths-Esque "Glissando", a guitar-driven rock song with some impressive slide guitar that sees the listene

RISING UPSTART MRLEY RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE "MY SIDE OF LONDON" OUT NOW

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Photo courtesy of Amy Peskett Rising star from London- Mrley AKA Marley Rutherford has released his hard-hitting debut single "My Side Of London" The 23 -year-old delivers his very own tribute to the boroughs he were raised in with a raw, anthemic dose of punk and indie rock destined to leave you shivering in one's boots. The single comes accompanied by a video that evokes the early days of cable when MTV and The Box were a thing.   Mrley had the following to say about the words and visuals for "My Side Of London": "The internet and social media mean people are no longer glancing at life through the lens their environment provides. It’s now fashionable to be “struggling”, you have kids raised in Kensington running around pretending to be kids from Kennington.  It's progress that people of all backgrounds are being brought together through the love of art but I think it’s important to let the people whose profits are thriving from street culture know tha

RIVER KNIGHT RELEASE THEIR HEARTWARMING TRIBUTE ALBUM "GROW" OUT NOW

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Indie Rock duo River Knight recently released their debut Grow on June 25th, 2021. The band are Stone River on vocals and Darren Knight on guitar and vocals. The album has poignancy behind the stark melodies and reassuring presence.   Grow   was written as a form of therapy/support after Darren’s wife sadly passed away. The first two songs written were "Heaven’s Door" and "Sense out of Crisis", followed by the album opener" She Came Round".  The duo decided they had something here with the tracks, so continued to rehearse and write new material, but then Covid happened. Long-time friend Jeremy had set up a studio at his home and combined the recording equipment at Stone's house they were able to record their debut album, Grow , throughout the 2020 lockdown.  When lockdown eased they were able to invite guests to come in and play on the album, so they have drummer  Ryan Glover (ex-Kasabian) s on a couple of tracks, Ralph Walling (60th Parallel)

CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ONE OFF HALLOWEEN SHOW IN LONDON

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Suffolk death metal CRADLE OF FILTH is proud to announce the six-piece will be appearing at one of London’s iconic venues, The Roundhouse, on Sunday, October 31aka All Hallows' Eve for a very special album release show. The evening's proceedings will comprise a set of fan-favourites and new songs alike, taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming record, Existence Is Futile, out October 22. Supports to be announced in due course.  CRADLE OF FILTH's front-man Dani Filth stated: " An iconic venue, an iconic setlist, All Hallows' Eve in London... six highly-strung extreme metal musicians. What could possibly go wrong?!  Tickets will be going on general sale Wednesday, August 18 @ 10 a.m. BST: https://livenation.co.uk/artist-cradle-of-filth-3827 O2 Presale: Monday, August 16 @ 10 a.m. BST Live Nation + Venue Presale: Tuesday, August 17 @ 10 a.m. BST Sunday, October 31 @ The Roundhouse, London CRADLE OF FILTH's 13th  record, entitled Existence Is Futile,  is

SONG OF THE DAY-DREW HALEY- HIGH IN DENVER

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  Singer / Songwriter Drew Haley has released her latest single "High in Denver", taken from her upcoming untitled EP. The singer has featured on several Indie artists' albums, as well as featured as a member of the all-female group The Highway Women. The East Texas native has also appeared in the TV show Nashville, a s well as forming the initiative Be A Highway Woman. The Award-winning star has written a beautiful love ballad that suits her succulent vocals. Haley's soft melodies fluctuate over cascading rhythmic patterns. The melodic track is accompanied by laid back atmospherics and carefully strummed guitars to create a sense of fulfilment. The singer's evocative images of love survive long in the minds of those listeners invited in by her charm. Words by Anselm Anderson SOCIAL MEDIA  Home | Drew Haley Drew Haley Music (facebook.com) D R E W H A L E Y 🌻 (@drewhaleymusic) • Instagram photos and videos

THUNDERMOTHER VOCALIST SIGNS SOLO DEAL WITH GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS.

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GUERNICA MANCIN I is best known as the powerhouse lead singer for Swedish all-female hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER . Now, she is ready to spread her wings and showcase her talent even further as a solo artist. Golden Robot Records has announced they have signed Mancini to a worldwide solo deal with Guernica, as she is ready to work on her own. Guernica wants all her fans to know this doesn’t interfere with her duties in THUNDERMOTHER , as they are stronger than ever. "Getting to do something creatively that's completely my own is something that I've been longing to do since I was a very young girl. It's scary but at the same time so exciting and fun! I feel very fortunate to have gotten this opportunity. More than anything I feel so happy that my bandmates in Thundermother are really supportive and excited for me. So now, let the Guernica solo legacy begin.” – Guernica Mancini Watch Guernica chat with Golden Robot President and Founder Mark Alexander-Erber in Episode

SONG OF THE DAY-RELIABLE ALIBI- SILVER TONGUE SIREN (FT BENJI B)

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Blues Rock act  Reliable Alibi release their third single "Silver Tongue Siren", from the upcoming debut album The Uke Rock Experience , due out today (Friday 13th August). The track features lead guitar from Benji B and was produced by Hip-Hop producer Matt Firenze . The track has been labelled a "Retro-Rock anthem", which becomes understandable upon first listen. "Silver Tongue Siren" is a laid back rock track with an uplifting pop chorus. The hazy vocals are reminiscent of 1960's jangly rock bands like The Byrds. The awe-inspiring bluesy guitar breaks enhance the overall chilled out vibe behind the track. Reliable Alibi comes up with a charming introduction to show Rock is certainly still alive and kicking. Words By Anselm Anderson "Silver Tongue Siren is available as a pre-save in the link below; Social Media YouTube i nstagram SoundCloud

SONG REVIEW- NOVACAIN- SHINE ON ME

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British Indie Rock act  Novacain  released their fourth single "Shine On Me" since their inception last year. The track was produced and mixed by Nicholas Bowens at Quay West Productions. The four-piece, hailing from Portsmouth, England, officially formed last year. The band's penchant for anything from blues to 2000's pop sensibilities was spurred by their collective distaste for the lack of guitar bands in the charts. Novocain was formed by lead vocalist Dan McTaggart and guitarist Lloyd Lock seven years ago , following a break-up by the latter. The band soon grew into something they had a passion for. The band state Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, and Kasabian as influences ." Shine On Me" is an upbeat summer anthem that incorporates the aforementioned influences. The track is inspired by the recent lifting of restrictions and gives hope to those affected by the lockdown. McTaggart's warm and tender vocal timbre invites listeners to join in and singal

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- CIRCUS 66- FOLLOW THE BLACK CROW

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  Maidenhead-based English rockers' Circus 66 introduce themselves to the rock world with their debut LP, Follow The Black Crow , released via Forge AMP. The band were formed in 2013 by guitarist Matty Pearce during his Uni years. Initially a trio, this soon reverted to a four-piece following the arrival of vocalist Annabelle Zeychenko i n 2015. They soon enjoyed success with their lively shows attracting a new fanbase, as well as guest slots in support of British acts like Massive Wagons, The Dust Coda and Tequila Mockingbird.  After three EP's, The group completed their current lineup in 2019 with the acquisitions of bassist Luke Ward and drummer Leigh Whalley.    Follow The Crow delivers eleven tracks of high octane retro rock full of soulful vocals, heavy guitars, and old-school rock 'n' roll. The opener "Take A Shot" is an adrenaline-soaked blast of modern rock with lung-busting vocals to suit. Zeychenko is the consummate lead singer that powers over

ACT OF DENIAL RELEASE "NEGATIVE" ON 13TH AUGUST,VIA CRUSADER RECORDS

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Metal Supergroup ACT OF DENIAL is set to release new album 'Negative ' on 13th August, out on Crusader Records. 'Negative ' is a project that features some of the biggest names in rock and metal, and offers powerful and melodic death metal that takes the listener back to the late 90s and early 2000s. ACT OF DENIAL was founded by Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim) & guitarist Luger (Koziak, Benighted-Cro). They are joined by Björn Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra). Pre-order/Pre-save 'Negative' HERE Act of Denial is an international melodic death metal group founded by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim) & guitarist Luger (Koziak, Benighted-Cro) in early 2020 . ACT OF DENIAL was founded by Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim) & guitarist Luger (Koziak, Benighted-CRO). They are joined by Björn Strid (Soilwork), ba

CRADLE OF FILTH Makes North American Return with ‘Lustmord and Tourgasm’ Tour, Featuring Full Performance of Cruelty and the Beast

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CRADLE OF FILTH will return to American shores this fall for the Lustmord and T ourgasm t our, featuring an epic full performance of the British band’s classic 1998 concept album Cruelty and the Beast for the first time ever, as well as an encore of other CRADLE OF FILTH fan favourites. “It’s been far too long America, but soon we will return to haunt your shores again,” says vocalist Dani Filth. “We, as a band, are very much looking forward to coming back to the States and performing 'Cruelty and the Beast' in its entirety (plus some firm fan favourites), which was our earlier intention before the Pandemic reared its ugly head.” Joining CRADLE OF FILTH will be 3Teeth and Once Human. “To say we’re very excited about this, plus the support of 3Teeth and Once Human is an overwhelming understatement! ” Filth says. Says Once Human guitarist Logan Mader, “After nearly two years of being pent up, it’s time to let loose! We are beyond ready to hit the road and destroy stages th

RAMBLING MAN'S BEST NEW ARTISTS OF THE MONTH PLAYLIST- AUGUST

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  Rambling Man's Playlist of the Month returns with a look at the best new artists the site has been listening to this past month. Click on the player to enjoy some exciting new music from some of the world's emerging artists; If you want to receive more posts like this one, Click here  to subscribe to daily email updates on every news, review and interview.

ROCKSTARCLASSICS 45 FEATURING CASSIDY PARIS, ANIMS, THE RUNAWAYS, IRON MAIDEN , URIAH HEEP

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  Rambling man's weekly podcast returns this week with some exciting new releases, classic rock and the usual stories behind the tracks. Click on the player below to indulge in another hour of rock 'n' roll. Follow the blog  here  to receive more exciting articles like this plus all the latest news, reviews and interviews.

UGLY KID JOE CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST ON JUDAS PRIEST SHOW IN VIRGINIA BEACH

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After a 25-year absence from touring in North America, UGLY KID JOE make their long-awaited live return to American soil on September 9, 2021. As special guests to Judas Priest, UGLY KID JOE will be appearing at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach. UKJ frontman Whitfield Crane comments, “In 1992 Rob Halford came into the studio when we were recording ‘America’s Least Wanted’ and sang on ‘Goddamn Devil’ and blew our fucking minds. As lifelong Priest fans, we are stoked to share a stage with the Metal Gods!” After a 15-year hiatus, UGLY KID JOE reformed in 2012 and have toured extensively throughout Europe and the rest of the world including festival appearances at the likes of Hellfest, Graspop, Download, Sweden Rock and Wacken. The band released the EP Stairway to Hell i n 2012 and the full length Uglier Than They Used Ta Be in 2015. UGLY KID JOE are due to drop their new album in 2022. For tickets, please visit: https://bit.ly/PriestUKJ . UGLY KID JOE on