Monday, 13 October 2008

OCCUPIERS POD TYPE THING SHOW 4 (Free Download)


1.Papa Lazarou Intro
2.Chaosanct - I Of Goliath
3.Infestation - Legions Of Death
4.Has Someone Been Naughty
5.Roxville - Whipped
6.Pinhead Last Supper
7.Mick Priestley Green River Project - Nowhere To Run
8.Hollow Limit - Devils Hour
9.Black Polaris - And They Faded Away
10.Kramers Blood
11.Matron - Blood Of Knights
12.Powermajus - Dream Or Reality
13.Too Bad She Wont Live
14.Here Lies Afflication - Destroy Your Memory
15.Metal Band - Dreamers Fate
16.Isaburu
17.Viking Skull - Skull Heaven
18.Meantime - Vengeance
19.Muted - Downward Spiral
20.killing People
21.Carnivale - Orphans Of The Storm
22.Voodoo Vegas - Sweet Mary Jane
23.Mallory Knox - Drink Fight Fuck
24.Hail To The King
25.King Lizard - Hell Yeah

Running Time - 70.59
Format - wma
Size - 49.4 mb
Bit Rate - 97 kbs

Here be number 4 :) i seem to be getting worse,these are supposed to be an hour long,but trhey keep getting longer,trouble is there is too much good music to bring to you.Download and enjoy my usual mix of music,offensive comedy and soundbites.As always go to the gigs and if they have them buy the cd's from the bands!Also if the bands have tickets to sell,buy from them and not the venues or ticket agencys.

GIRLSCHOOL - Legacy (CD Review)


1.Everythings The Same
2.From The Other Side
3.I Spy
4.Spend Spend Spend
5.Whole New World
6.Just Another Day
7.Legend
8.Still Waters
9.Metropolis
10.Dont Mess Around
11.Zeitgeist
12.Dont Talk To Me
13.I Spy
14.Emergency
15.London

Kim McAuliffe - Vocals/Guitar
Jackie Chambers - Guitar
Enid Williams - Bass/Vocals
Denise Dufort - Drums

Special Guests :
J.J.French & Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister)
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell)
Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow/Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell)
Fast Eddie Clarke (Motorhead/Fastway)
Lemmy & Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
Neil Murray (Whitesnake/Black Sabbath/Fastway)

What better way is there to celebrate 30 years in the buisness and honour the passing of former guitarist kelly Johnson than to produce your best album in nearly 20 years !Sure girlschool have always produced a high standard of recordings (A couple of blips along the way with Glitter and Toyah not withstanding) from the classic 'Demolition' album in 1980 to 'Believe' in 2004,but this album is just outstanding.
Sounding as fresh as they did when they released 'Take It All Away' in december 1978 this album exudes energy and confidence and the "Special Guests" add to the music as opposed to "Steal" it, if you get what i mean? although Iommi & Dio do their own version of I Spy.

First couple of tracks are in typical style,but 'I Spy' is the first stand out track its slow,pounding and moody with great vocals and catchy lyrics.The same song is reprised as track 13 with Dio on vocals and Iommi on guitar and i have to wonder why.
'Spend Spend Spend' is a well timed track with out current financial climate and also features guitar work from J.J French.
'Whole New World' almost raps its lyrics and features Neil Murray (Once known as king of the liggers) and Phil from Motorhead.

'Metropolis' is a great cover of Motorhead's song originally on the 'Overkill' album back in 1978, Eddie Clarke plays his guitar brilliantly for the girls.
'Zeitgeist' is another stand out "gets yer headbanging" track as is 'Dont Talk To Me' with Lemmy on vocals and bass and according to the press release a triangle !

Yep you gotta throw in a classic and they do with another version of 'Emergency' and you know what what i still love that song,though my fave of all time is still 'Dont Call It Love'.
We end with 'London' it has an old punk feel and a shout it out chorus of "London whoa oh u got everything", this also acts as a reminder that Girlschool are still in touch with their roots (Skin Flicks in 1977 anyone??) and that of course London rocks!

Go buy this album even if you are under 40 years of age,it rocks!

Rating : 9.5/10

Get This If You Like : Motorhead,Damned,Tank,Rock Goddess,Nemhain,Donnas.
STU

Thursday, 2 October 2008

ROXVILLE - Demo 2008 (CD Review)


1.Crash N Burn
2.Bad Luck
3.Desert Storm
4.Gone
5.Whipped

CT - Vocals
Charlie - Guitar
Rocco - Guitar
Ash - Bass
Nicky Thrill- Drums

This is quite a demo and one which you can hear on their myspace page,it's just this disc is better sound quality.The band only formed about a year ago and feature ex EverRest bassist Ash.They draw their influences from what they describe as "Classic Rock",which means no emo crap here :)

Opening with Crash N Burn a slick and anthemic song with that post Shout At The Devil Motley Crue feel, Bad luck adds a touch of the Blackie Lawless vocals to the mix.Desert Storm is the obligatory ballad and the weakest track here reminding me of past horrors like poison and white lion ! song has some good guitarwork in it though.Gone starts with a riff not a million miles away from girlschools Dont Call It Love,its slow paced but i reckon this is gonna be a crowd pleaser live.Final track Whipped is the stand out track here with great lyrics and fist in the air chorus.

So they shall be playing a few gigs soon then they are going to re-record the vocals on the demo and put out a version on disc that you can buy from them.
Rating : 09/10

Get This If You Like : Motley Crue,UFO,Thin Lizzy,Aerosmith.

STU

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

METALWORKS,CAVALAR - Live At The Monarch 28.09.08 (Gig Review)

Metalworks
Cavalar

The Monarch 28.09.08

Cavalar are one of those bands who simply put "Have it", their blend of Black Sabbath and good old fashioned heavy metal is a sight to behold.Vocalist Twitch looks like a young Paul Rogers (Free/Bad Company) with the vocal range to match, drummer Arn powers around the kit like Bill Ward and John Bonham, and like Bonham often just uses his hands instead of the sticks !Superb basswork from Max who clearly enjoys the stage experience and some great guitarwork from Dan who rather annoyingly looks about 14! (Looks and talent - where did i go wrong?).

To the music..and its headbanging time with a good mixed selection of older classics Deadman,Rush and V-Red with the newer material like Genocidal Mind and the epic Stand Up In The Air.
Everything was brought to a clsoe with the superb Devils Country, which Twitch pointed out was on their cd available at the merch stand.
Except that it was'nt because they had sold every single copy they took with them, and that was a big box full, which in itself proves just how impressive they were :)

To Metalworks and there was a buzz in the air before they even took to the stage, why? i hear you ask, because tonights show was with guitarist Richie Faulkner, now he's been playing with the band over the last 14 years but is better know to many as Lauren Harris' guitarist and recentley as a member of Ace Mafia.They also had a different bassist tonight.

As ever the set starting with Free,Deep Purple etc was performed to a standard way above what you would expect from a covers band, Richie's guitar work was quite something, a perfect mix of technical ability and playing from the soul, at times like Randy Rhoads and reminding me of Jeff Beck.
They did a great vesion of UFO's Doctor Doctor which i am told is a song they used to open with years ago, this was followed up by a couple of Thin Lizzy classics and then into Metallica.
If anything i would have to say that vocalist Steff seemed a little subdued tonight and the band overall came over in a much more serious manner than the last time i saw them.I guess thats the beauty of a flexible line up that each time is different.

Now i would love to tell you about the rest of their set but i cant for two reasons..one, thanks to Boris 'Bendy-Bus' Johnson we had to leave at 11 o'clock to catch the last tube from Camden which was at 11:15.Tubes to 3am anybody???? (Seem to recall Bozza saying something about helping out London's night culture with public transport), the second reason is that some of my friends who stayed to watch the set out got so wasted on Jagermeister that they could not remember anything other than that were "Fucking great, did some Ac/Dc stuff and Maiden and that bloke on guitar was awesome".
So yet again its a total thumbs up (Or horms in the air) for Metalworks who continue to entertain and impress with each show.

I was talking to Steff who was saying that they are going to be working on a whole batch of new songs which im looking forward to hearing,how about an old Quo track guys???

STU


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