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PARADOX 's CHARLY STEINHAUER INTERVIEW: "This is Champions League and makes every song more valuable"

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  German Thrashers Paradox returns with their eighth studio album "Heresy 2-End of a Legend" via AFM Records this Friday, September 24h. The Rambling Man grabbed an opportunity to speak with lead singer Charly Steinhauer about the new album, and the return of some old members. the concept behind the album, and modern-day music. Click below to read the full interview; Hello, How are you? Could you introduce yourselves to the readers? Hello to all readers, My name is Charly Steinhauer and I am the singer and guitarist of the German melodic thrash band Paradox, which I founded in 1981. I'm also the songwriter and producer for the band. Right now I'm feeling very comfortable as the hard work on the new album is over. It's always a relaxing time when you just have to wait for a new album to be released. Paradox has a new album, entitled “Heresy 2- End Of A Legend” on September 24th via AFM records. What can you tell me about the release, and what can readers expect fro

SONG OF THE DAY: PRANA SONGBIRD FT RANDY STEPHENS - THE RIVER

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  French Creole singer Prana Songbird returns with "The River" featuring Blues guitarist Randy Stephens. The track was published via Sony Orchard Music and produced by Grammy Award-winning Thomas Marolda (Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart).  Having toured recently throughout Florida with her tribute show the Company of DIVAS, Songbird has also recently featured as the lead actress in the film Love, Song and Power. She now returns to the airways with Randy Stephens to deliver another mammoth performance with "The River". Prana's powerful and wavering vocals soar over blues guitar, bass, drums and dazzling keys. The song leaves you feeling warm inside as it finishes with an extensive solo. This soul song manages to strike the listener right through the heart, as Prana develops her vocal range and power. words by Anselm Anderson For further reading on Prana Songbird, click here  song  OF THE DAY: PRANA SONGBIRD FT RITCHIE SAMBORA- LISTEN LIKE IT'S GOSPEL | Rambling Man'

EP REVIEW: BASTETTE- EXPOSED.

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  Wigan's own female-fronted Rock band Bastette release the sophomore EP  Exposed  this Friday (September 17th) via RPM records. The pop/rock act combines gritty lyrical content, powerful melodies and pop stylings to create a five-track EP that covers themes such as love, betrayal, control and manipulation. The EP was produced by Gareth Nuttall at The Lounge Recording Studio in Wigan. The opener "Stand Back" is a dark pop track with a strong message behind the track. Vocalist Catherine Kenyon sings over pounding drums and an eerie electronic ambience. Next up is "Talk About It", a gritty track with Kenyon sounding like a defiant woman in the face of adversity. Bastette writes original songs with raw passion and empathy to drive such aforementioned issues to the listener. Kenyon comes across as a competent frontwoman unafraid to open up. The vocalist's relatable and evocative timbre is sung from the heart over a sonic rock guitar sound. No more so than the m

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- SHAW DAVIS AND THE BLACK TIES- RED SUN REBELLION

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 Blues trio Shaw Davis and The Black Ties return with their third studio album Red Sun Rebellion , released via Sony Orchard Music. The outfit has revitalized the usual stripped-back blues with an edgy rock sound, heavily influenced by bands like Rage Against The Machine, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. The nine-track record was produced by Grammy-award winning producer Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter).  The album starts with the upbeat lead single "Higher", a good choice for radio airplay sees Davis improve his vocals to harmonize over a bombastic riff. Next up is "Heart To Steal" with another uptempo track that shows how far the performers have grown in the past three years. The swinging rhythmic patterns give a raw sense of a boogie-blues number. Davis sounds like he is in his element with incendiary guitar licks and breaks that signal the band's new direction. Davis, bassist Patrick Stevenson and drummer Bobby Von Stone have drastically honed their skills and t

HANNAH SCHZDE MUSIC INTERVIEW: " I wanted to move people through sound and lyrics just like all of my favourite music artists are able to do!"

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The Rambling man got the opportunity to speak with Mexican singer/songwriter Hannah Schzde about her latest single "Shine", Musical influences, and the singer's Instagram blog about gardening. You can read the full interview below; Hello, How are you? Could you introduce yourself to new listeners?  Hi, I’m doing well and I’m very excited to be doing this interview with Rambling Man! My name is Hannah Schzde, pronounced “Sheez-dae”, and I’m a bilingual songwriter and violinist born and raised in Mexico City and now based in Boston, MA.  How would you describe your sound ?  My music sounds like an ideal road trip playlist: it has a little bit of every genre, from acoustic sounds and emotional string arrangements to electrifying, danceable beats with an indie feel.  What inspired you to get into music? Music has always been an important part of my life, not only as a performer but also as a listener. I have always known I wanted to move people through sound and lyrics just l

SONG OF THE DAY- BRENDA CAY- DRUNK ON COUNTRY SONGS

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  Country singer Brenda Cay returns with her third single "Drunk On Country Songs", released today (September 3rd). The follow-up to "Alone With You" and "Wherever You Are" is a fun poke at a night out in a local bar. The singles show how the pandemic hasn't stopped Cay from doing what she loves the best, following the critically-acclaimed release of her 2020 EP  Fragile Like A Bom b. Brenda is a respected songwriter, hailing from Music City. She has won numerous awards in recognition of her work Marland-native Brenda Cay grew up alongside the eastern Shore, originally starting off as a CPA.  Brenda focuses on Country music and her songs are woven with subtle hints of pop, rock, and R&B  "Drunk On Country Songs" is a parody of drinking away your sorrows in a country bar. Cay sounds whimsical, as she uses clever wordplay to express her troubles. Cay croons over twangy guitars and sparkling piano keys to deliver a fun country song for any p

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