Album Review : Diamond Head – Lightning To The Nations 2020

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

DIAMOND HEAD

LIGHTNING TO THE NATIONS 2020 

Release Date : Nov 20th 2020

I will never forget the day that an LP envelope arrived at the house sometime in 1980 – and in that was a plain white album cover, with a signature in the top corner, and a vinyl LP with a blank white label inside!  This was one of the first run of 1,000 albums sold at gigs or mail order from the band, and it remains a prize possession today.  

Diamond Head were one of foremost bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, and were lauded at the time by the likes of Metallica, who covered some of these tracks in their early sets, and released Am I Evil as a cover in 1984, and Megadeth as being important influences of their sound.

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Album Review : Brothers Osborne – Skeletons

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

BROTHERS OSBORNE – Skeletons
Released Oct 9th 2020
Spinefarm Records

Better known for smooth and elegant country rock, and the warm, mellow tones of TJ Osborne’s baritone voice, the new album sees the band in the studio with their full stage band for the first time, and the result is a more honest representation of the band seen live, and much more of a rock’n’roll record, full of grit and swagger.

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Album Review : The Cadillac Three – Tabasco & Sweet Tea

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

THE CADILLAC THREE
TABASCO & SWEET TEA
Release Date – 23/10/20

A second album in 2020 from The Cadillac Three is a doubling of the joy spread every time this band releases any new material.  This set of new songs has been dropped with less than 5 days notice, and has caused a flurry of excitement as a result.  

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Album Review : JOE BONAMASSA – Royal Tea

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JOE BONAMASSA – Royal Tea
Mascot Label Group / Provogue
Release Date – October 23rd

A new album from Joe Bonamassa is generally something to get very excited about – something of a phenomenon in the world of blues and rock guitars in the past 10 years, with his own solo career going stratospheric, as well as a number of collaborations with Beth Hart, the supergroup Black Country Communion, with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian, and his most recent side-project, The Sleep Eazys, an instrumental tribute to Danny Gatton.

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Album Review : WHEN RIVERS MEET – We Fly Free

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

WHEN RIVERS MEET – We Fly Free

One Road Records 

Release Date 20 November 2020
British husband and wife blues rock duo Grace and Aaron Bond are When Rivers Meet, and announce their debut album We Fly Free will be released on Friday 20th November 2020. The first single Battleground will be released on 9th October and is now available from www.smarturl.it/whenriversmeet 

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Album Review : The Best Of Rory Gallagher

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

The Best Of Rory Gallagher
Release Date : October 9th

The extraordinary talent that was Rory Gallagher passed away 25 years ago, and to mark this anniversary UMC are releasing a comprehensive Best Of collection of 30 tracks from the extensive catalogue, including 4 tracks from his band Taste, and a duet from 1973 with Jerry Lee Lewis of the Rolling Stones (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction which has been released as a single.

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Pendulum – Nothing For Free (Official Video)

Perth-bred, UK-based iconic electronic act, Pendulum today release their first brand new music since the ARIA #3 and UK #1 selling album Immersion. The double A-side includes the euphoric halftime track “Nothing For Free”, featuring vocals from frontman Rob Swire, alongside an anthemic DnB hard-hitter of Pendulum proportions, “Driver”.

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Album Review : Mike Elrington – Aftershock

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Mike Elrington has had what most of us would consider a tumultuous couple of years in his personal life, hence the title Aftershock, and that does not include the impacts of the last 6 months thanks to COVID-19 that any musician living in Victoria would have to be suffering.

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Album Review : TWISTER – Cursed & Corrected

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TWISTER
Cursed & Corrected
Release Date – 13/11/20

Cursed & Corrected, the debut album (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) from up and coming New Wave British rock band Twister,  features 13 tracks and was recorded, produced and mixed by Tony Draper at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by Frank Arkwright (The Killers, Frank Turner, Biffy Clyro) – one of England’s greatest mastering engineers for contemporary rock music.

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Album Review : The Allman Betts Band – Bless Your Heart

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BLESS YOUR HEART – release date 28th August 2020 (BMG Records)

Greg Allman and Dickey Betts were founding members of the great American country rock band The Allman Brothers, and  two of the next generation, Devon Allman and Duane Betts joined forces in 2019 to launch a new album, and tour on the back of that and some of the Allman Brothers greatest hits, being the 50th anniversary of that seminal band.

Devon is also well known for his Royal Southern Brotherhood project with Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers) and Blues Guitar virtuoso Mike Zito.

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