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‘Ritchie Blackmore by Ross Halfin’ from Rufus Publications, on pre-sale from Wednesday, 29 September

Photo credit: Ross Halfin Rufus Publications and Ross Halfin are proud to present a new, limited edition book Ritchie Blackmore featuring hundreds of unseen images from Ross' extensive library. Ritchie Blackmore, from Deep Purple through to Rainbow and now Blackmore's Night is one of our most influential guitarists and Ross started photographing him and Rainbow from 1980 onwards...

Himmellegeme – Variola Vera (Karisma Records)

So much for the difficult sophomore album, this is a classic! What a wonderful find this one is. This is a band from Bergen that has been rather casually labelled psychedelic but that would be a potentially misleading definition. Yes, there are echoes here of the psychedelic revival of recent years, but this is mixed..

Robin Red – Robin Red (Frontiers Music)

This is the debut album by Swedish rock vocalist Robin Red who you may know as the singer with the Swedish melodic rock band Degreed. He has now released his debut solo album which has a definite Degreed feel about it but this is only to be expected given his wonderful voice which is so..

Davy Knowles Reveals official video for ‘Hell To Pay’ Taken From Upcoming Album ‘What Happens Next’ Released 22 October via Provogue

Photo: Timothy Schmidt Roots singer-songwriter and guitarist Davy Knowles has just released the official video for Hell To Pay, taken from his upcoming Provogue/Mascot Label Group debut, What Happens Next, out October 22nd. You can watch the video below. Hell To Pay is something of a departure from Knowles' fired-up and reverent take on blues and Americana. "Hell To Pay is my first attempt..

JACK BROADBENT – ‘I Love Your Rock ‘N’ Roll’ : video for new single/song wins Classic Rock ‘Tracks of the Week’ vote 27 September 2021, single out now via Crows Feet Records, on tour in the US Oct/Nov 2021 new album out spring 2022

Photo: Tessa Bourdon "Broadbent resolutely refuses to spoil the recording by either ramping up the volume or compressing the audio to the nth decibel. It's a good song, and leaving it unadorned emphasises its goodness"CLASSIC ROCK Hailed as 'the new master of the slide guitar' by the Montreux Jazz Festival and 'the real thang' by..

Vega – Anarchy And Unity (Frontiers Music)

We now come to the seventh album release by the UK melodic rock band Vega which is sure to delight their fans but there are still far too many out there who remain ignorant of this quite remarkable, vibrant and most essential AOR band. Everyone raves about the melodic rock bands from the States (as..

156/SILENCE To Release New EP, ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ on Oct 29th + NEW SINGLE “THE WRONG SENSE” STREAMING NOW

Pittsburgh hardcore/metal juggernauts 156/SILENCE have announced plans to release a new EP titled Don't Hold Your Breath on October 29th with SharpTone Records. Containing four powerful tracks and recorded in only four days' time, the EP is both a thematic ode to inescapable chaos and a prime study in calculated foresight.  Produced by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos), mastered by Will Putney (Every Time I Die,..

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