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Ivor Whitten
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A sleeve full of Black Aces
As once again I was touring YouTube I came across Black Aces . Hard rock rhythm blues, if that's even a genre - I always find it difficult to properly label it. Maybe Hard rock blues?  Anyway, Like AC/DC, Airbourne, Rhino Bucket and others of this ilk Black...

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Bad Romance can be heavy
Halestorm, who I have so far missed here in Norn Iron, are a superb band with a powerful vocalist in And as I also love quirky off the wall stuff, things that kind of come in leftfield that seems to always leave you with at the very least a smirk on  your f...

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Some death acoustic metal - Nick Oliveri style
July 2015 had arrived and after the previous couple of gigs I was once more looking forward to something different. Now I am not a fan of acoustic sets. And having no idea who Nick Oliveri was (I missed a lot as it passed me by OK?) but Johnny had said this...

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Kontrust don't want a Punk Song
Messing around on YouTube, as you do, I found myself watching, with mouth agape, a song from a band called  Kontrust  (They are on Napalm Records ). Kontrust are a bizarre crossover band from Austria, with a stunning Polish lead singer. The band is famous f...

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Rasputin meets Finnish metal
Turisas is a Finnish metal band founded in 1997 by Mathias Nygård and Jussi Wickström, and named after an ancient Finnish God of war. They are a folk metal band, incorporating elements of power metal and symphonic metal along with frequent harsh vocals. On ...

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The best song about Bruce Campbell ever
Bruce Campbell , in case you didn't already know, is a legend in his own lifetime . He smashed onto our screens when he played Ash from The Evil Dead [1981]  before going on to star in Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn [1987] and Army of Darkness / Evil Dead 3 [199...

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When you find out you do want to be a Mama's Boy
Two gigs down so far with Hotter Than Hell and Corrosion of Conformity ticking lots of boxes i had forgotten all about. And as June 2015 was coming to a close I had another chance for a gig. Pat McManus , a gentleman whom I had never heard of before (I know...

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Rhino Bucket beat you to death like a dog
Sometimes you can dander into a room and your ears immediately prick up because a song so familiar yet so different is on. This happened when I dandered in on some of my IT friends. I thought I hadn't heard this Bon Scott song before. What's going on? Is th...

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When metal became cute - only in Japan
God bless Japan.  In fact for many things including vast swathes of Anime, which we in the west consumed in our own way for decades (Battle of the Planets anyone? Ulysses 31? The Magnificent 7? A Fistful of Dollars?) And, By Crom, they keep on giving us thi...
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