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HENRIC BLOMQVIST ‘All Of Your Illusions’ (Secret Entertainment) Release Date: May 16th 2014 Roger Berzerk Fauske Staying in Scandinavia for the next review, but this time off to Pietarsaari, Finland and a guitarist by the name of Henric Blomqvist. ‘All Of Your Illusions’ is his first solo album and features …

URIAH HEEP ‘Outsider’ (Frontiers Records) Release Date: 6th June 2014 Gary ‘Rockulus’ Clarke This legendary Heavy Metal band celebrates their 24th studio album by unveiling a truly strong release. I was genuinely surprised by how good this album was due to the length of time they’ve been Rockin’ our souls. …

Scott Gorham has a point to prove, and he’s proving it. Harlow’s, Sacramento, California May 12th 2014 Tony Conley It’s a small club, and the stage is smaller yet. The band has half their gear onstage, their soundman is not their own, and it’s a Monday night crowd. This could …

SAVN ‘Savn’ (CDR Records, Norway) Worldwide Release: 13th May 2014 Words: Roger Berzerk Fauske Back I go to the land of my fathers, Norway, for my next review. As I have mentioned more than once, the rock scene in Norway is alive and well – in fact producing a bigger …

In recent times I have become a fan of Kip Winger’s classical output which really is a contrasting style of music to his testosterone output with the band Winger. Gary ‘Rockulus’ Clarke The band have a new album in the shape of ‘Better Days Comin” so the promotional machine was …

Now in its 3rd year and this time being held in Central London, the final line up for Celebr8.3 can confirm many exclusives: A one off London performance by Anathema Acoustic. The last performance from Twelfth Night, the first ever live performance by Cosmograf, as well as Theo Travis(Porcupine Tree, …

Legendary Metal band Tank have just announced dates for a short headline tour of Brazil. Billed as the Brazilian Assault Tour this will be the band’s first ever visit to South America. Dates are as follows: Tank Brazilian Assault Tour 2014 05/06 – Brasilia – DF 06/06 – Belém – …

AURORA BOREALIS ‘World Shapers’ (Xtreem Music) Words: Jools Green Aurora Borealis, one of the US’s most underrated Metal bands, have been making waves in the underground for two decades and ‘World Shapers’ is their sixth full length release, yet these Metal pioneers are known only to the chosen few. This …

Bram Stoker is a band that you may not have heard of before, but they have a history to be proud of and were one of the very first Prog Rock bands in the UK. Johnny Main Formed in the 1970s, two original members, Tony Bronsdon and Tony Lowe, are …

Some may find it hard to believe but I wasn’t old enough to see Rick Wakeman live in his 70s peak doing his huge shows with orchestras and inflatable dinosaurs and dancers on ice. It was close but I wasn’t. Ian Sutherland I was therefore very pleased to see that …