Following the devastating global effect Covid-19 has had on the music industry and live events, Iron Road Management have decided to take their known live events onto the digital road instead!

Saturday 18th July 2020 at 18:30-23:30 GMT will see live stream performances from four bands Wolf Jaw, Hollowstar, Black Tree Vultures and False Hearts, interviews and interactive Q&A sessions. The event will be hosted by Pete K Mally and Natalie Asteria. Tickets are £12.50 per bubble.

Regardless of if you have a very large bubble, an average sized bubble or your bubble is on the smaller side… we don’t judge! So come join us for a night of socially distanced rock n roll! After all, we are all in this together…….apart!

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Guitarist Martin J. Andersen (Blindstone, Meridian) has revealed details for his upcoming solo instrumental album ‘Victory In Motion‘.

The album will be released on July 31st 2020 via Grooveyard Records.

Tracklisting:

01 Overture
02 March Of The Machines
03 Paradigm Shift
04 Soul Anesthesia
05 Signs And Portents
06 Searching For The Truth
07 In A Blue Funk
08 Victory In Motion
09 With Hope And Perseverance
10 One Last Remark

Line up:

Martin J. Andersen: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Klaus Agerbo: Drums

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Martin J. Andersen

Ahead of the album launch on July 17th of Jack J Hutchinson‘s new album ‘Who Feeds The Lockdown‘ (review Here), he has released an Official video for ‘Autumn Leaves‘.

The album is available via the Jack J Hutchinson Band’s own Psychedelic String Records label on 180g purple and black vinyl, CD and download.

Hutchinson comments: “This is essentially the setlist that audiences would have seen us play live over the summer festival season. Unfortunately touring has been suspended for the foreseeable future, but it doesn’t mean the music has to stop. “We’ve put together a high octane set of our most adrenaline fueled material. It is meant to be played loud and proud…let’s just say it might be time to inform your neighbours that 17 July is gonna get a bit heavier!” Explaining the reasons for putting the release out on vinyl, Hutchinson says: “It is a response to everything shifting online during lockdown. It’s time to put something back in people’s hands.

Order via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jackjhutchins…

Order via the JJH Official Store: https://jackjhutchinsonmusic.com/store/

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Scandi rockers Brother Firetribe have announced details of their brand new album ‘Feel The Burn‘.

Feel The Burn‘ will be released on September 18th, 2020.

Tracklisting:

1. I Salute You
2. Arianne
3. Night Drive
4. Chariot Of Fire
5. Bring On The Rain
6. Love Is A Beautiful Lie
7. Ticking Away
8. Battle Ground
9. Candle In The Window
10. Rock In The City

Vinyl and Cd Pre-orders starts soon!

Line up:

Vocals – Pekka Ansio Heino
Guitars – Roope Riihijärvi
Keyboards – Tomi Nikulainen
Bass/Backing vocals – Jason Flinck
Drums – Hannes Pirilä

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Mike Ross — a man you can rely on to conjure up fuzz-charged Heavy Blues and powerful Rock, make his guitar soar and sing, and  deliver smart-as-a-whip lyrics— will be releasing his new 10-track solo album The Clovis Limit Pt.2’ on Friday 30th October. The first single from the album, ‘’The Loser’ drops on 24th July, with an accompanying video premiering via Ramblin’ Man’s socials during the weekend of 17th-19th July.

As Kerrang! put it, Mike Ross is “Burnt in Blues, Soaked in Soul!”. That’s true of his songwriting, his multi-instrumental talents —  particularly as a gritty riff-busting, yet eloquent guitarist — and his vocals, all of which come to the fore on his latest solo releases. ‘The Loser’, for instance, coming out as the album’s debut single, has a great, Humble Pie-like vibe to it, and draws on Mike as guitarist, vocalist, bassist, piano, AND for percussion!

Mike Ross is well-known to Rock fans as one of the trio of guitarist frontmen in the powerhouse band RHR (named after the line-up of Troy Redfern, Jack J Hutchinson and Mike Ross). Mixing the best of Southern rock, Americana and Blues, RHR are also heavily rooted in the jam band scene and released their debut album Mahogany Drift  back in 2018 to great acclaim.

However, Mike’s also been developing his solo work for some years, releasing his solo debut Spindrift in 2014, the snappy, contagious ‘Jenny’s Place‘(2018), then in 2019 his Nashvillerecorded The Clovis Limit Pt.1, which fielded a “sixty-one minute collection of ten new songs made from piss, vinegar and tiny bits of stars” which worked “as high-grade-truck-stop-diner-toe-tappers!” The brand-new sequel album ‘The Clovis Limit Pt.2  continues the Clovis Limit adventure, with fresh, varied, tasty new servings cooked up from similar, well-loved , expertly-put-together recipes!

‘The Clovis Limit Pt.2’ lives up to Mojo Magazine’s review of Mike’s work as “Fuzzed up, fierce and full frontal fiery attack coupled with sexy, smooth slidin’, southern soul!” and Planet Rock Magazine’s equally-on point praise of Mike’s “Hypnotic Blues that revel in dark menace.”

 One to watch out for, listen to, and much more!

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Review: Thirteen Stars – Finest Ramshackle Jam

Rock People Music (June 19 2020)

Reviewer: Grant Foster

The press release for this album name checks some mighty fine artists – Blackberry Smoke, Quireboys and the Black Crowes – so you hope, that what you’re going to hear isn’t burnt offerings.

What Thirteen Stars are, without doubt, is a slice of 70’s Americana. Perfect for the radio whilst cruising in a Chevy, or sitting in a bar downing Bud and Jack chasers in a mid hick town.

There is more than huge slice of Tom Petty pie in ‘Running So Long’ – ZZ Top in ‘Mint Jelly’ (love that title!) – the Crowes in ‘Give It Good’ and southern rock that is littered all over the place.

Yet, there are still surprises to be had. ‘Be There In The Morning’, drives us back to the 60’s – ‘Rebel’ add some soul into the mix – ‘Razor’s Edge’, has a progressive elongated intro which melds into a much darker feel and ‘Break It Down Slowly’, shuffles nicely and album closer ‘Only A Soldier’ is the southern rock classic.

It’s obvious that Thirteen Stars’ influences recorded a vast array of styles and genres and the band have followed that, which makes for a very interesting listen indeed. In fact, for those of that southern blue collar persuasion, they could be your new favourite band.

The Dead Daisies will release a new EP ‘The Lockdown Sessions‘ on July 17th.

The band’s fifth studio album ‘Holy Ground’ was due to be released this year followed by a world tour, however the coronavirus pandemic meant the band were forced to cancel both.

The Dead Daisies have signed a new record deal with SPV, and have confirmed that ‘Holy Ground’ will now be released on Friday 22nd January 2021.

The Dead Daisies guitarist and founder David Lowy says “As soon as it had become clear that our tour and album release would have to be postponed until 2021, we recorded these acoustic tracks with our fans in mind. ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ is our way to stay in touch with everyone despite the global restrictions.

Singer Glenn Hughes adds: “Love is the answer & Music is the healer, let’s rock n’ roll together.

The Lockdown Sessions’ consists of stripped back versions of recent Dead Daisies tracks ‘Unspoken’ and Righteous Days, plus a cover of the Humble Pie track ‘30 Days In The Hole’.

The final track is a cover version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song ‘Fortunate Son’, which features drummer Deen Castronovo on vocals.

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Canadian thrash legends Anonymus recently unleashed their 12th album ‘La Bestia‘ on June 12th via label Bam&co Heavy. Known for their discography of both French and English releases, ‘La Bestia‘ is their first full length that is completely in Spanish. You may be asking why a Spanish album? Well since 3/4 of the band speaks Spanish. Drummer Carlos Araya is Chilean born, and Oscar (Lead Vocals and Bass) and Dan Souto (Guitars and Backing Vocals) are sons of Spanish immigrants it was time to make one.

The band reveals the story behind the track:

This song is inspired by all the movies that we saw over the years that related to the machines that are taking over humans. We are not very far away from that, except that it’s not happening in the way that we thought. I mean who can live now without an iPhone or iPad or living without the internet and Google, YouTube, Facebook. Ok maybe it’s not like the movies in which humans were attacked by malefic robots, but it’s a different attack and we are losing the battle.

The tracks on ‘La Bestia‘ were produced mainly by guitarist Jef Fortin as well as Colin Richardson who also produced 1999’s ‘Instinct‘ and Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm) who produced 2006’s ‘Chapter Chaos Begins‘. The album also features the bilingual song ‘Violencia Versus Violence‘ with the participation of Carlos Maldos of Lethal Creation (MX) and Arno Dhenain Le Bourhis of Black Bomb A (FR) along with a second bilingual track ‘Tierra‘ with Marco Calliari singing in Italian.

With over 2.5 million streams on Spotify, Anonymus is showing no signs of slowing down. Fans of thrash metal standbys such as Slayer and Testament will no doubt be intrigued by this new offering.

La Bestia‘ album stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer Here.

Track Listing:
1. Bajo Presión (3:31)
2. Bicho Loco (3:58)
3. Sobrevivir (4:11)
4. Violencia Versus Violence (featuring Carlos Maldos of Lethal Creation (MX) and Arno from Black Bomb A) (4:33)
5. La Bestia (5:22)
6. Máquinas (3:32)
7. Cada loco con su tema (5:37)
8. Tierra ( Produced by Colin Richardson and Featuring Marco Calliari) (4:01)
9. Terremoto  (Produced by Jef Dagenais (Kataklysm) (3:08)
Album Length: 37:57

Line Up:
Oscar Souto -Vocals/ Bass
Daniel Souto – Guitar/ Back Vocals
Jef Fortin -Guitar/ Back Vocals
Carlos Araya -Drums/ Back Vocals

Legendary rock band Jefferson Starship (featuring David Freiberg, Donny Baldwin, Cathy Richardson, Chris Smith, and Jude Gold) has announced the release of their new EP, ‘Mother of the Sun‘, their first collection of new songs in 12 years.

Mother of the Sun‘ will be released via Golden Robot Records will hit stores and streaming platforms on August 21. The seven tracks include two songs co-written by original Jefferson Starship/Jefferson Airplane members — ‘It’s About Time‘ co-written with Grace Slick and another co-written with Marty Balin. The collection also features the return of original Jefferson Starship member Pete Sears, who plays bass on three tracks.

Paul Kantner was our bandleader and the visionary who kept Jefferson Starship going through so many eras,” says Richardson. “He inspired so much about this record, from the messages in the lyrics to the title and album art to the collaborative process of creating music as a band with some of his original muses – Grace, Marty, and Pete. ‘Mother of the Sun‘ is dedicated to PK.

While Jefferson Starship‘s current members have been touring incessantly (including playing five continents with Kantner before his passing in 2016), Kantner’s final “crew” has mostly been riding out the pandemic in their homes. That hasn’t stopped them from planning a massive 2021 tour to support ‘Mother of the Sun‘, though, as new dates will be announced this fall.

Track Listing:

It’s About Time
What Are We Waiting For?
Setting Sun
Runaway Again
Embryonic Journey’
Don’t Be Sad Anymore
What Are We Waiting For? (Extended version)

Jefferson Starship features founding singer/multi-instrumentalist David Freiberg (who was also in Jefferson Airplane during the band’s final year), longtime drummer Donny Baldwin (who joined Jefferson Starship in 1982 and also played and sang on many hits of the band’s Starship era), lead singer Cathy Richardson (whom Kantner recruited in 2008), 25-year member Chris Smith on keyboards, and lead guitarist Jude Gold, who joined in 2012.

The current lineup of Jefferson Starship is dedicated to breathing new life into this timeless music in their live shows. Massive hits such as ‘Jane‘, ‘Miracles‘, ‘White Rabbit‘, ‘Somebody to Love‘, ‘Volunteers‘, ‘We Built This City‘, and ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now‘ continue to reverberate in pop culture all over the world. Whether in the studio or on tour, the five members still enjoy pushing sonic boundaries, passionately trying to change the world, and staying true to the original spirit of all things Jefferson Starship.

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