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5 Things you might not know about Rude Rum

1.       We love plants

So the whole band is basically vegan! We’ve all been vegetarian for years, and have been slowly phasing towards full vegan. This wasn’t planned by the way haha we just all happened to have that outlook on our diets! Works a treat on tour cause shopping is cheap and we can all eat the same stuff.

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Album Review : Massive Wagons – House Of Noise

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

The newest release, their fifth studio album in just over 10 years, from the Lancaster rockers Massive Wagons will be released on 17th July 2020, via Earache Records.  This is another of the NWOCR powerhouse bands who have been laying waste to the UK over the past couple of years with their incendiary brand of ludicrously catchy power-pop rock, punk metal, and the latest offering is again full of crowd-pleasing shoutalong riff-driven songs.

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Mike Elrington – She’s On My Mind Again [Official Video]

‘She’s On My Mind Again’ is the first single from Mike Elrington’s new studio LP ‘Aftershock’, due for release mid-September 2020.  Having lived through a tumultuous and painful couple of years on the personal front, Elrington has come out the other side “bruised, shaken, sad and sorry; but also wiser, more grateful and accepting”. 

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Parkway Drive Reschedule “Viva The Underdogs” Australian Revolution Tour

Parkway Drive have rescheduled their upcoming Australian Tour. The Viva The Underdogs Australian Revolution Tour, originally scheduled for June 2020, will now take place in July 2021 with special guests Hatebreed and Every Time I Die. 

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Album Review : RYDER’S CREED – LOST SOULS

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

The UK band’s self-titled album from the following year was widely acclaimed by critics and fans alike, so the 4-piece’s follow up Lost Souls which was released this week, is expected to make huge waves in the NWOCR scene especially, but given the slightly progressive elements here, local fans of Cog, Dead Letter Circus and Karnivool would all find plenty to get interested in.

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EP Review : Félix Rabin – Pogboy

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

This is the debut release from young French blues rock guitarist Félix Rabin who has been based in London for the past 3 years developing his craft and reputation, including his first main support slot with Wishbone Ash around the UK, which then led on to his own UK club tours and summer festival shows before heading over to LA to record what has ended up as a 6-track EP with engineering from Ross Hogarth (Van Halen / Ziggy Marley / REM).

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EP Review : Gypsy’s Kiss – Heat Crazed Vole: Re-tailed

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

Roulette Records / Cargo Distribution

This is a little slice of NWOBHM history being re-released on May 1st, from a band that first started life in 1974, with one Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) as a founder member of the band along with David Smith who is back fronting the band today after finally reforming the band in 2018 under pressure from many areas, for a charity festival.  

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EP Review : Hannah Wicklund – The Inbetween

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

South Carolina-born Hannah Wicklund releases The Inbetween a very special 10” inch vinyl EP of four stripped back solo performances on Friday 17th April 2020. The EP is available via the webstore (https://www.hannahwicklund.com), and if you order the vinyl edition of the EP you will automatically receive the EP digitally.

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EP Review : Molly Karloff – Supernaturalation

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

Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP, Dancing for Money (2018), this Oxfordshire (UK) based three-piece band have toured their contagiously hook-filled, fist pumping sound to packed venues around the country, as one of many rock bands in the NWOCR universe.

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