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MUSIC VIDEO:OZZY OSBOURNE AND LEMMY KILMISTER REUNITED IN ANIMATED VIDEO FOR THEIR “HELLRAISER” DUET WATCH THE CLIP HERE

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  OZZY OSBOURN E and his longtime friend and colleague, the late Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD are reunited one last time in the new animated clip for their mash-up duet of “Hellraiser.”   The clip is a homage to their decades-long friendship. Produced by Hey Beautiful Jerk and directed b y Mark Szumski and Gina Niespodziani , the video opens with Ozzy and Lemmy hanging out at the infamous Rainbow Bar and Gril l on Sunset Blvd. (Lemmy’s unofficial second home) surrounded by friends. The two are transported from a calm day playing video games in the bar to a post-apocalyptic world where they battle evil forces before ultimately returning to the bar, where they pick up their video game as if nothing had occurred.    “I’m so glad we were able to honor my dear friend Lemmy with this duet and now the video, ” OZZY says. “We immortalized him with a clip of the two of us being together, hanging out and getting into some trouble as we so often did.”   The song which was co-written by the tw

ALBUM REVIEW- PLUSH- PLUSH

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  All-female Hard rock act Plush release their highly-anticipated self-titled debut LP Plush via Pavement Entertainment, this Friday (October 29th). The supergroup of sorts is made up of four of rock's most prodigious female talents under the age of 21. They combine pop melodies with edgy hard rock. The quartet consists of Lead singer Moriah Formica , best known for her appearance on NBC's The Voice, The self-proclaimed "Rock Angel" Brooke Colucc i on drums , Berklee College of Music graduate, Bella Perron on lead guitars and "The Female version of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton", Ashley Suppa . Plush was produced by Johnny K . The LP begins with concert fave "Athena", a resounding crowd pleaser with its eerie intro that segues into harrowing guitar breaks, and lung inducing vocals that mark a statement for the band to be taken seriously. Next up is the anthemic "Champion". This dark and daring track with tenacious riffs feels

MUSIC NEWS: VICTORY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "GODS OF TOMORROW" ON NOVEMBER 26TH VI AFM RECORDS

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Ten years after their last studio album, Don't Talk Science, hard rock titans VICTORY have announced their return with a brand new album. Gods of Tomorrow, which will be released on November 26, 2021, through AFM Records.  The iconic band, which formed in 1984, belongs to one of the most distinctive hard rock acts and spearheads of their genre. VICTORY ranked alongside Scorpions , Accep t and Halloween as the most successful German band, played countless arena and festival shows all over the world and released ten multiple charting records to date. After several line-up changes and years on hiatus, in 2003 the band announced their reunion. Don't Talk Science , released in 2011, was the last record of the original line-up. But guitarist Herman Frank, who was also a longtime member of Accept, never gave up his VICTORY and decided to continue the band. Newborn, heavier and stronger than ever, this autumn they will return to the music scene, featuring a high-class line-up

EP REVIEW- OPHELIA'S EYE- FIGHT FOR US

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Swiss modern metal heavyweights Ophelia's Eye have unleashed a tantalising three-track EP called,   Fight For Us, as an appetiser for their muchly anticipated LP. The Swiss quintet has decided to release three songs that are close to their hearts, telling a short story about what they have to offer the world. The five-piece formed in the 2010s under various pseudonyms, including Project Penny and Red Fire Dragon, before settling on the exotically named Ophelia's Eye, based on a character in the E.L.A Hoffman novel The Sandman.  Fight For Us combines harsh vocals, ripping guitar play, and lyrics are written as escapism through music from the struggles of everyday life. The title track " Fight For Us" begins with an all-out musical assault on the ears with raging guitar leads, earth-shattering blast beats, and deathly growls sound like an act on a mission. Next up is "Speak of Words of Destruction" which is a modern metal track about improving o

Rambling Man's Best NEW Releases from the past week- Playlist

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Each week Rambling Man's will take a look at the best new releases that have tickled the fancy. You will be able to see what made it on the weekly playlists. Click below to listen to this week's playlist;  

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: UAE HEAVYWEIGHTS WINTERBURN UNLEASH NEW SINGLE "DOGTOWN", AHEAD OF DEBUT ALBUM.

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    Dubai rock ‘n’ rollers WINTERBURN are poised to ascend with the long-awaited release of their debut album,  Ivory Towers, out on Friday 10th December. The riff rockers have also released their new single, "Dogtown", out now.   WINTERBURN is an enthralling project brought to you by lead guitarist and vocalist Naser Mestarihi. With a wealth of experience both live and recording, Mestarihi is a multi-instrumentalist who plays all instruments on WINTERBURN ’s new album with the exception of drums which were recorded by Grammy-award winning drummer Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies ). By pulling from the wizardry of contemporary custodians of rock: The Darkness and Airbourne, and old guard luminaries such a s Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N Roses, WINTERBURN offer a unique and captivating take on hard rock, separating them from many of their peers in the genre today.   Originally born in 2018, WINTERBURN began work on their debut album in 2019

EP OF THE WEEK: MUDDIBROOKE- LUNACY

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 All female-trio Muddibrooke release their eagerly expected debut EP lunacy today (October 22nd).  Produced and mixed at Snug Recordings Co in Nottingham by the band and producers Robin Newman and Richard Collins. Joe Caithness helped master the EP. The trio consists of lead vocalist Harriet "Brooke" McDonnell, bassist and backing vocalist, Anna Melidone and drummer Mary Prince hail from Derby, England. They formed last January, releasing two music singles in the process, which received airplay on Kerrang! and earn " Track of the Week" for BBC Introducing. The five-track release tells the tale of acceptance and rejection within society through 90's alternative rock stylings, emotional vocals, and storied lyrics.  The opener "Devil" is an unsettling tale of an acrimonious relationship that turns sour. Lead vocalist "Brooke" combines sorrow with defiance over long, distorted guitars. Next up is "Liverpool Guy", an anthemic track with

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: WILDSTREET RELEASE THE 69 EYES COVER "MRS SLEAZY" LYRIC VIDEO

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  Sleaze rockers' Wildstree t has released a brand new lyric video for their latest single "Mrs Sleazy". WILDSTREET’s latest album III (1.6 million streams) was released via Golden Robot Records in June. It boasted some incredibly successful singles like ‘Mother’, ‘Set It Off, ‘Still Love You’ and ‘Born To Be’. III gathered a huge amount of critical acclaim both with fans and press alike and saw some amazing album reviews. To follow on from the success of III, Wildstreet has given their fans a real treat with their cover o f The 69 EYES hit, ‘Mrs. Sleazy’, which is out now digitally via Golden Robot Records. Listen/Buy 'Mrs Sleazy' HERE WILDSTREET recorded their cover of The 69 EYES ‘Mrs. Sleazy’ after  lead singer Jyrki 69 responded to this question on Twitter in 2011: ‘ Which songs & which bands would you want to record covers of your songs?’ Never playing the song as a band, they quickly demoed the song and recruited drummer Dennis Leeflang (Bumbl

EP REVIEW- KING OF THE DEAD-THE SUMMONING

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  The enigmatic "Horror Rock combo" King of The Dead  has released their much-anticipated EP The Summoning  with an accompanying comic book. The band's infectious pop/punk is a nod to bands like Alkaline Trio , Ghost and 30 Seconds To Mars . King Of The Dead are lead by the masked individual, known as "The Familiar", who is said to sit between the worlds. The EP is a concept based on a tale of sacrifice, possession and the occult through five videos. released in chronological order on how the singles appear on the EP. Opener "Control" is a driving alt-rocker with impassioned vocals, exhilarating guitars, and rumbling basslines. Next Up is the upbeat tempo of "Destroy My Name", an evocative pop-rock track with hook-laden choruses, bouncing rhythms and edgy guitars, supplemented by dazzling synths. The EP continues to tell this story through fast-paced songs, accompanied by emotive melodies that hark back days to the aforementioned "Emo-

MUSIC NEWS: SOUTH AFRICANS' FUTURE RADIO RETURN WITH A "STATE OF EMERGENCY" SINGLE

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  South African alt rockers'  Future Radio have released their latest single, "State of Emergency".This is the second from their forthcoming studio album , Identity, scheduled for release in 2022. With this release, the band makes a distinct shift towards a more modern rock sound, reminiscent of bands like T he Foo Fighters and Rival Sons . The song's swirling intro, catchy riffs, and accessible vocals mark this a change towards a modern rock sound, more suitable for FM and Digital radio play. Future Radio frontman, Johnny Future, believes the lyrics will take people on a highly relatable journey and explains that: “During the lockdown, the South African government kept the country in a constant state of emergency which I then thought would make for a catchy song title. I further related the idea to the end of a relationship. That part where both people know it’s the end, but for some reason hang onto whatever is left.” Drikus Roets, guitarist and visual creator beh

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DIG LAZARUS- DON'T THREATEN ME WITH A GOOD TIME

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 Alternative rockers' Dig Lazarus self-released their debut LP, Don't Threaten Me with A Good Time this past Frida y  (October 15th) The follow up to 2019's EP Figure It Out was produced by Dave Draper (The Wildhearts) and features some special guests in the guise of EODM frontman Jesse Hughes and The Virgin Mary's Ally Dickaty. The album is ten years of hard work for long time friends, Vocalist Ash Tustain, drummer/percussionist Jack Cotterill and the spectacularly named bassist/vocalist Atticus Hall Mcnair hail from Nuneaton, England. The band's anthemic rock boasts plenty of catchy choruses and meaty riffs to keep one happy. The aforementioned Mr Hughes opens things with a humorous sermon, declaring to his congregation "You don't threaten me with a good time " soon segues into the solid rocker "Road Runner", a singalong track with pulsating riffs to get the album off to a good start. Next up is the groovy rhythms of "Never changes&quo

AUSTRALIAN LEGENDS ELECTRIC MARY RETURN WITH "THE KING OF ROCK 'N' ROLL" SINGLE

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 Melbourne rock n roll legends, Electric Mar y return with their first new music since their 2019 album Mother . On "The King Of Rock n Roll", the band return with a big retro sound, reminiscent of acts such as The Cult, The Black Crowes and Led Zeppelin. Lead singer Rusty Brown emerges once more with colossal-lung inducing vocals over slick guitar breaks and solos, heavy drums and female choral backing vocals that seal this track as one to enjoy. The story follows the trials and tribulations of an ageing almost-rockstar clinging on to whatever relevance he can in the modern world. While on a writing trip to New York, vocalist & songwriter, Rusty Brown visited the Jimi Hendrix founded Electric Lady Recording Studios . It was there that the infamous studio manager "Electric Mary Campbell" entered his life “Electric Mary” was soon born Since then, Electric Mary has become globally renowned for their explosive live performances, and at home in Australia are regard

SONG OF THE DAY- JAIME KYLE- WILD ONE

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  Singer/songwriter Jaime Kyle has released "Wild One", a track with as much a coloured history as Kyle herself. Kyle wrote this track in the early nineties, before being taken up by Faith Hill and earning the songstress a number one spot. Jaime Kyle is seen as something of a trailblazer in the industry, becoming the first female artist to sign a major record label out of Nashville. Jaime Kyle continues to garner respect for writing and recording music, as well tours across the US and Europe. her songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Nancy Wilson to Kelly Clarkson, selling 19 million records worldwide. "Wild One" is an anthemic rocker with all the charm and grace of Kyle as a singer. Kyle's warm and mellifluous vocals croon over a guitar-driven sound. The searing guitar solos and choral harmonies leave this sounding like the perfect radio hit. Words by Anselm Anderson Social Media HOME | Jaimekyle Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

MUSIC NEWS: THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA CONTINUE THEIR RISE WITH VENOMOUS NEW SINGLE!

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  THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA are an exciting and genre-defying duo blessed with glaring talent and true imagination. The alternative twosome has just revealed their thought-provoking and powerful new single," Count The Dead " The band will also set loose a visually striking accompanying video on Monday 18th October. Although THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA (TCOMAS) are now rooted in London, the origins of the group are gloriously diverse: Daphne Ang (Vocals, Piano, Keyboard) hails from Singapore, and Andrea Papi (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) was born and raised in Italy. Pulling inspiration from many sources stemming from Devin Townsend and Tool through to Kraftwerk and Russian Circles , as well as absorbing the poetry of Virginia Woolf and Jim Morrison, TCOMAS admirably strive to fill a gap in music by bringing literature and history together into an arena where rock and metal meet electronica. Since their inception at the start of 2020, TCOMAS has managed to es

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: MARK.C.DANIEL RETURNS WITH "SIGN ZA LIFE"

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  Guitarist Mark. C.Daniel returns with his latest single "Sign Za Life", out now. Mark C. Daniel has had an interesting  2021 so far that all kicked off with a phone call from one of Mark's long-time heroes, Dean Deleo of Stone Temple Pilots. This excitement for  Mark continues to embody the work he produces. His sound is described as " a classic, hard rock 'n' roll buzz and the vibe he delivers is supremely notable" Working with Mickey Curry on drums, and Marc Hickbox on bass, all the crosshairs of great rock have converged into one. Along with the production values witnessed clearly on this single, "Sign Za Life", Mark once again places a notable order that signifies stellar rock n roll. Mark knows just what great music can do and how it connects all of us,   "I'm amazed how music brings us all together and am absolutely thrilled for this release. I very much look forward to sharing it with you. " “This was the last song we

MUSIC NEWS - TRANK RELEASE "TROUBLED TIMES" lyric video for new DELUXE VERSION OF DEBUT LP "THE ROPE"

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  French independent rock act Trank has released their latest track "In Troubled Times", taken from their debut album "The Rope". The band have re-released a Deluxe edition of the original, which came out to rave reviews last year. "In Troubled Times" will be one of the songs that have received the remix treatment, alongside 11 more stunning remixes created by David Weber (engineer for the Young Gods), Mokroïé and Aura Shred (both cult French electro acts), and Greco Rossetti (who has recorded Nitzer Ebb . The album will feature the twelve original tracks too. The band said of the single release; "The original version of “In Troubled Times” is the tune we typically open our concerts with. It has a climactic, intense vibe which is great to get things started - but also it’s pretty much the song that sums up the state of the TRANK sound, that blend of 90’s stoner-inspired riffs and bass lines with post-punk or industrial electronics, massive drums and

MUSIC NEWS: POWERFUL ALT-ROCK ACT AMONGST LIARS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR & DETAIL NEW SINGLE!

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Brit modern rockers AMONGST LIARS will deliver their immense new single" Kill The Tide" this Friday via streaming sites.  "Kill The Tide," is a re-working of the very first song the band wrote together in late 2019. The track was never released, but it relays the story of the formation of the band, and the determination of a group of musicians to dig deep and come back even stronger. Coupled with B-side, "Crucify" the new single follows a hugely impressive run of five singles the Sussex riff stewards have released during the pandemic.  With full-blooded support from Kerrang Radio’s Johnny Doom, as well as having firm backing from Moshville, BBC Introducing and Great Music Stories, AMONGST LIARS have now cemented their position as playlist regulars on national and local radio with their lockdown singles: ‘Over and Over’, ‘Wolf Machine’, 'Burn The Vision', ‘Mind’ and ‘Black Days’ acquiring over 160k Spotify streams.   "Kill the Tide" precl

ALBUM OF THE WEEK/ INTERVIEW: THE PRIMAL AGE- MASKED ENEMY

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French Metalcore outfit Primal Age burst onto the scene with M asked Enemy via WTF Records, A follow up to 2017's EP Silent Wound. the band hail from Normandy and was first formed in 1993. The band combine groove-laden riffs with pummeling drums and death growl vocals in the cause of animal rights, vegetarianism and human rights. They consist of vocalist Didier, bassist Dmitri, drummer Rudy and guitarists Florian and Benoit. The album opens with a spoken word intro that segues into the eerie "Wise Old Men", a slow, menacing build that combusts into a full-throttle snarl. Next up is "The Devil Is Hidden In Shadow", an equally apoplectic track with abrasive riffs, long double harmonic passages, and double blast beats that will leave the listener empathetic with the cause. Primal Age continues to build tracks this way through inventive means. The band combine long, pulsating harmonies with sharp, angular riffs to appeal to fans anew, and loyal, to the outfit. Each

RAMBLING MAN'S PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH-OCTOBER

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  Each month the Rambling Man's Reviews bring you the best tracks of the past month the blog has been listening to. Click on the player below to enjoy the best in upcoming rock and metal;

MUSIC NEWS: THE DAYDREAM DISTRICT RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR EELS' COVER "NOVOCAINE FOR THE SOUL"

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  Alt rock duo  THE DAYDREAM DISTRIC T release their lyric video for their single, the cover of Eels' 'Novocaine For The Soul' on now on Golden Robot Records. THE DAYDREAM DISTRICT is the brainchild of husband and wife Scott and Jeni Ivey. Part rock, part pop, part 90s alternative,  ‘Novocaine for the Soul’ is the latest single from the American alternative rock band, A cover of the classic 90’s rock song by Eels. Recently signing to Golden Robot Records, The Daydream District is a band from Raleigh, NC, who released their debut album, God Damned the Scatterbrain in April 2021. The album is described by fans as “an album that flows with purpose and poise, and is filled with vibrant melodies - reminiscent of REM.” In August 2021, the band signed with Golden Robot Records for its upcoming releases. With its album release and a quick succession of singles, The Daydream District is proving itself to be an artist to watch in the coming years. Listen/Buy 'Novocaine for the S

MUSIC REVIEW/NEWS: UK HORROR ROCKERS' EB AND THE DEADLIGHTS ANNOUNCE NEW EP AND MUSIC VIDEO

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  Emerging newcomers E.B & THE DEADLIGHT S have released a new music video for their latest single, "Empty Frames", out now. The youthful upstarts release their blistering debut EP, Still See Ghosts , on Friday 3rd December,  With a swarm of influences stemming from the striking horror-metal of Rob Zombie, Murderdolls , and Motionless In White, to the guile of classic icons such as Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy, E.B & THE DEADLIGHTS are carving a path for themselves. "Empty Frames" delivers the same type of punch as those aforementioned acts. The track's pulsating riffs are met with vocalist Ethan Beattie's impassioned growls simmering over eerie atmospherics and pounding drums. E.B. & THE DEADLIGHTS were formed by frontman Ethan Beattie, who initially teamed up with rhythm guitarist, Matt McCabe. the duo was soon joined by new members: Alex Williams (Drums) and Andy McCarney (Lead Guitar & Keyboards)in Belfast, Northern Ireland this ye

MUSIC EXCLUSIVE: FEMALE-FRONTED MEXICAN QUARTET TRIPOLI PREMIERE "IGNORE THIS LIFE"

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  Female-fronted alt-rock band Tripoli will premiere their latest single "Ignore This Life" on October 4th, on all major streaming platforms, as well as on YouTube. " Ignore this life” is an Acoustic/Rock song about the struggles of living with someone suffering from a terminal illness, with inspiration from artists like Neil Young but with a more psychedelic feel. Founded in 2017, Tripoli is a female-fronted band from Mexico City formed by Misha (Vocals), Jæk (Vocals), Javier (Bass) and Crotter (Drums/Guitar). Inspired by a great variety of artists and genres, which are reflected on their music, they came together because of a love of artists like Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and Rush. Having released their debut self titled album in 2018, which explored themes like war and obsession, Tripoli’s production sadly came to a halt due to the pandemic, until recently when they were finally able to get back together and work on three new songs as well as some other material to

MUSIC NEWS: METALLICA BASSIST'S WIFE,CHLOE TRUJILLO RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM "MOTHERS OF A NEW NATION" OUT NOW

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Musician and visual artist Chloe Trujillo has released her second studio album Mothers of a New Nation today vi a Eleven Magic Music Record Label.  The Parisian born artist dropped seven of the album’s nine total tracks over the past year garnering acclaim from Rolling Stone, Metal Hammer and Hard Force. Veteran music producer/engineer Tommy Daughtery (Death Row Records) spearheaded the overall production of the record. Daughtery incorporated his years of experience working with artists such as Dr. Dre, Tupac, Nate Dogg, Ben Harper and Paul McCartney into the dynamic sophomore album. Prodigy bassist Tye Trujillo (OTTTO) played the guitar on “Propaganda” and “Tide” along with Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction, Hellride) on drums . Chris Poland , former guitarist of thrash metal band Megadeth contributed riffs to “Light & Love.” Blues-Rock recording artist Craig Erickson played the guitar with J oey Maramba, known for his work with the Velvet Underground’s John Cale, on per