URIAH HEEP keyboard man PHIL LANZON (GRAND PRIX, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) announced the release of his brand new solo album ‘If You Think I’m Crazy’, on February 23, 2018 via Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK. Lanzon joined URIAH HEEP by replacing John Sinclair.
The album was produced and mixed by Simon Hanhart (ASIA, 21 GUNS, MARILLION, KILLER DWARFS, WAYSTED). Co-production by Richard Cottle (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr, etc.). Recorded at Masterchord at Woodside Park, Kore Studio in Acton, The Bunker, The Denham Garage in Lower Denham and Outhouse Studios in Reading. Cover painting and all artwork by Michael Cheval
- Mind Over Matter
2. Kelly Gang
3. I Knew I Was Dreaming
4. I Saw Two Englands
5. Step Overture (instrumental)
6. Lover’s Highway
7. Donna & Joe
9. The Bells
That’s Right, we’ve got the latest from the boys over at survival code, and its a killer tune!
The duo that make up Survival Code have been hard at work writing and recording a brand new song for fans old and new, with the melodic anthem ‘Not working’.
The track also comes in time for their upcoming shows, with 3 dates slated to kick off the year February 18th – The Islington, London, March 16th – Dublin Castle – Camden and May 5th – Aces & Eights, Tufnall Park, London, the pair definitely look like they have a busy year ahead of them.
Be sure to check them out:
Fury, fire and free. All things Anarchy Reigns have in their arsenal at this point in time. Fury is embedded within the lyrics, fire is a heavily used necessity in any Anarchy Reigns live show and the free aspect, well, new track ‘Hypocrisy’ is available for no bank busting price, in fact, no price at all.
In today’s current climate of greed, poverty and divide, you can be sure that Anarchy Reigns will always give a voice to the people who deserve it. With a fiercely honest front man in ‘Hitch’, the band have only to perfect the musicality that fits best with the subject matters they want to get across to fans, and the best way to do that is Metal.
With a Music Video that is visually intriguing, with dark images throughout, Anarchy Reigns’ presence is now felt. With a mind-blowing 220,000 organic likes on Facebook and with an average post garnering 1000 shares, the boys are always feeling the love of their fans.
So be sure to get the song and them out:
Some could look at it as a miracle, some may look it at as destiny, but what is certain is that there is no obstacle stopping Adam Lanceley from doing what he wants to do.
At the age of 10, Adam was involved in a car crash, which ended up in Adam suffering from severe brain and spine injury’s. At the first stages of his recovery, doctors told his parents that it was unlikely that he would survive. After time had past, they were then convinced that he would never be able to walk again.
However, now Adam is recording and releasing self-written songs, as well as featuring in a music video! And I’m not even going to start on the marathon he ran!(Even though its awesome).
The song ‘A Film We All Saw’, is a light tune, that will satisfy and sooth your soul. With the music video being an inspirational moment for anyone and everyone.
It’s not every day a band writes about Ancient Egyption curses is it? Well prepare yourself for ‘Homerik’ and their debut self titled album.
The New York trio; Ken Candelas (The Mad Composer), Andrew Petriske (The Daemon), and Obed Gonzalez (The Gatherer) have spent the last three years bringing together their love of video game, film music and dark mythology with their love of bone shattering metal, to push the genre to a new dimension…. And though a strange mix, you know what? Homerik have pulled together one of the most ambitious and most creative albums you are likely to hear this year!
The lead track A Song of the Night Part 1 (A full 7 minutes 15 seconds of melodic metal creativity) tells you everything you need to know about the band. It leads you in to a false sense of security, which builds through 3 minutes of spooky yet etherial female vocals and orchestral music, curtesy of Carla Candelas & Nilsa Astacio. Just as you think you’ve settled into the song it blasts you into a tribal/ metal/ medieval mishmash.
My personal highlight of the album The Ire of Green brings together Irish style folk with fiddle and tin whistle mixed effortlessly with sharp, stabbing guitar chords, reminiscent of a heavier, darker Gogol Bordello.
Truly some of the most creative music you will ever hear, definitely worth your time. Think, System of a Down have gone back in time, stollen some ancient Egyptian scrolls and to the depths of hell – travelled around the world and now are writing songs about what they’ve seen.
A Song of the Night Part 1 is available on Spotify now https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Ry0Y2JiVXjpidTHDpYVQx.
You can Stream and Download the rest of their self titled album when released on Halloween.
Albino, ‘probably London’s greatest alcoholic garage rock band’, are back with their brand new album, ‘Night at the Chemist’. The band, consisting of Ben Tucker on guitar and vocals, Merv Salole on bass, Gareth Morris on guitar, and Don Gibson on percussion, and managed by Rocker Young, have easily performed over 250 gigs since starting up the band in 2005. Once a year, they even head out on an international tour, so those not from the UK will still have the chance to see this highly animated band of vintage-rock tendencies.
Albino can only be described as whisky obsessed Americana/garage rock musicians who can rock any venue using their incredible, often humorous original songs, including ‘Belinda’, the lead single off the new album, which displays the band’s energetic, light-hearted and passionate characteristics.
The strong beat alongside the catchy melody and lyrics, and the tremendous vocals from Ben Tucker, complemented by the extraordinary guitar solos, make their music incredibly satisfying and enjoyable for a wide range of listeners, making us dust off and tune our air guitars, ready to play along.
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“So today I found out what you guys call a French fry sandwich…chip butty”, smiles Bully lead singer, Alicia Bognanno, before bouncing into 2014 single ‘Milkman’ which is best known for its appearance in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – the soundtrack being played in the background whilst shredding the streets and inevitably falling off your board.
Bully, in Cambridge for the first time in their career, the Nashville band (completed by drummer Stewart Copeland, lead guitarist Clayton Parker and bassist Reece Lazarus) had a more close knit personal gig at the Portland Arms, as well as another London date at The Garage in Highbury. The crowd of young fans headbanging at the front and cheering throughout like they’ve been waiting for this event all year.
Part cool-new-sensation, part Kurt Cobain-reincarnated-screams, with sounds reminiscent of 1991, Bully’s ‘Too Tough’ sounds like a nostalgic grunge dream and is certainly representative of the rebellious youth in the south, struggling in the liberal Christian surroundings in the rural areas.
Bognanno guides the band through this era with the roaring vocals of ‘I Remember, as well as the mixture of soft and harsh melodies in their most popular song ‘Trying’. Then there is the mesmerizing drum and guitar riffs of the band’s breakthrough single ‘Brainfreeze’ which was released in 2013 as a casette single (adding a unique vintage quality) which certainly hasn’t set them back, as they had CDs, vinyls and tons of T-shirts in the back, showing how far the band has come in just two years.
Bully are far better to be seen up close and personal as the clarity of the style can be seen to be expressed more clearly. 100% a must see whilst they are touring Europe.
Written by Zak Rosewell