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Album Review : Revival Black – Step In Line

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

Revival Black are a classic sounding hard rock band, striking out of the cultural heartland that is Liverpool, England sometime in 2018, out of the ashes of Black Cat Bones.

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Album Review : THE ROCKET DOLLS – The Art of Disconnect

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

I have had this album on regular play for about a month now thanks to our own Josie O’Toole at Rock People Management, and have found it really hard to get a suitable focus on the content of the record in order to write a coherent review.

This is the Brighton (UK) riff-lords third album in their 12-year history, and got released as a result of a successful crowd-funding campaign that initially fell over due to the Pledge crisis, and got revived through the band’s own web-store – and the album was released in May.

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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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Album Review : CORY MARKS – Who I Am

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

Mixing the twang of country music with the hard-hitting stomp of rock & roll, Canada’s Cory Marks makes his debut with Who I Am.  Full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems, drinking songs, and breakup ballads, Who I Am is rooted in the influence of his hometown in Ontario.  Whenever he wasn’t drumming along to songs by Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush, he was listening to his parents’ country records, developing a deep appreciation for outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. 

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Album Review : Devilfire – Black Soul Vendetta

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

“Hard Melodic” Birmingham rockers DevilFire released their debut album Dark Manoeuvres, back in 2017 to high acclaim, and they are thrilled to announce that their brand new album Black Soul Vendetta will be hitting the streets through CARGO Records and all reputable platforms on Sept 4th. 

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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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Album Review : Häxan – WHITE NOISE

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

A female three-piece rock band from the UK is not completely unusual, and Häxan, from Cardiff in South Wales is definitely a band to keep your eye on, already performing at venues such as Download Festival UK, touring with a diverse bunch of bands including Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Electric Six. The Subways and Status Quo, as well as some shows with our own Massive, they’re not just ladies, they’re rock stars ready to take the stage.

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EP Review : Wicked Smile – Delirium

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

Australian heavy rock band Wicked Smile will release their debut EP titled Delirium on July 1st.

The band is fronted by charismatic powerhouse lead vocalist Danny Cecati (ex Pegazus & Eyefear) with Stevie Janevski (The Radio Sun, ex Black Majesty) on guitars. The four song EP is produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants & Danger Danger) who also plays bass and sings backing vocals on the record, and mastered by Paul’s bandmate Bruno Ravel.

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