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Warwick-Johnson – Announce ‘Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour’


(Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / The Almighty)
(Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / Alice Cooper)
Rock veterans Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are pleased to announce a “Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” in Autumn 2018. Warwick and Johnson will team up again to deliver a series of intimate acoustic and spoken word shows across the UK and Europe. With over two hours of performance, the evenings will be featuring career-spanning classics from Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane, alongside anecdotes and stories taken from the artists’ life on the road.Both Warwick and Johnson are members of the critically acclaimed Black Star Riders. The band’s latest album “Heavy Fire” gained worldwide success reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart, #6 UK in the National chart, #11 in the German National chart, #6 in the USA Hard Rock chart, #22 USA Independent chart and #25 in the Rock chart.

Ricky Warwick is one of the UK’s most iconic rock front-men. Starting his professional music journey in The Almighty, with whom he released 7 albums in the 90’s, Ricky went on to record several solo albums before becoming the vocalist with Thin Lizzy and now with Black Star Riders.

About the tour, Ricky says: “Two hours plus of acoustic carnage and mayhem with brother Johnson? Who’d have thought bits of wood with wires could be so sonically invigorating??? … Well you’re about to find out!!!”

American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Damon Johnson, began his career in the 90’s, when he co-founded Brother Cane. Johnson went on to collaborate with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent and Queensrÿche, before joining Alice Cooper’s band as lead guitarist. Since 2011, Damon is lead guitarist with Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders.

When referring to the shows, Damon says: “Ricky has inspired my musical efforts in so many ways and we have become best mates. These Warwick Johnson performances always showcase our respect for each other and our love of music. And it’s a great night out!”

“Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25th Sep            Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26th Sep           Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27th Sep            Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28th Sep              Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29th Sep             Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30th Sep            Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1st Oct             Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2nd Oct              London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rd Oct             Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4th Oct               Nuneaton, The Queen’s Hall
Fri 5th Oct                 Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7th Oct               Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9th Oct               Manchester, Night People
Wed 10th Oct            Newcastle, Cluny 2
Thurs 11th Oct          Belfast, The Limelight 2
Fri 12th Oct               Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13th Oct              Dundee, Church
Sun 14th Oct            Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar

Tickets are available form all usual outlets.

Warwick-Johnson – Announce ‘Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour’ was originally published on PlanetMosh

Running Wild Release ‘Pieces Of Eight’ Limited Edition Box Set

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RUNNING WILD release ‘Pieces Of Eight’

Limited Edition Boxed set on September 28, 2018

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Pieces Of Eight – The Singles, Live And Rare. 1984 – 1994

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PREORDER EXCLUSIVE SIGNED COPIES BY ROCK N’ROLF HERE – https://runningwildband.lnk.to/PiecesOfEight

NOISE Records are proud to announce, Running Wild – Pieces Of Eight : The Singles, Live and Rare. 1984 – 1994. A deluxe, limited edition boxset containing all the bands Noise records singles, the re-record compilation ‘The First Years Of Piracy’ and an expanded, double gold vinyl version of their debut live album ‘Ready For Boarding’, which features a whole new show on disc two, from 1989, previously only available before on VHS tape.

All of these titles have been long out of print, since their original release during the bands decade tenure on Noise. The box set also includes a collectable, Running Wild, piece of eight coin and a two sided poster featuring the band’s classic line-up and the box set artwork.

German heavy metallers Running Wild were formed in 1976 in Hamburg, but shot to fame during the emergence of the German metal scene in the early to mid-1980s.

Over the course of their career, they have released sixteen studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, and six singles/EPs. Although their earlier releases contained Satanic themes and imagery, they later invented the pirate metal subgenre after the band released their third album in 1987, Under Jolly Roger, which was a switch to pirate-based and historical themes, creating and influencing the later named Pirate metal subgenre of heavy metal in the 2000s in the process.

While the historical lyrics were fantasy at first, the lyrics for later albums were intensively researched, by frontman Rolf Kasparek in particular. After this album, from 1988 to 1992 (for the albums Port Royal, Death or Glory, Blazon Stone, Pile of Skulls & Mascquerade), Running Wild mainly wrote historically based lyrics. In addition to lyrics about pirates like Calico Jack, Klaus Störtebeker, or the little-known Henry Jennings, the band also addressed subjects like the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Waterloo, or the colonization of the New World by the Conquistadors. They have sold over 1.8 million albums globally making them one of Germany’s largest exports.

Track listings

Victim Of States Power CD EP (1984)

Victim Of States Power
Walpurgis Night

Little Big Horn CD EP (1991)

Little Big Horn
Billy The Kid

The First Years Of Piracy CD album (1991)

Under Jolly Roger
Branded And Exiled
Soldiers Of Hell
Raise Your Fist
Walpurgis Night
Fight The Oppression
Marching To Die
Raw Ride
Diamonds Of The Black Chest
Prisoner Of Our Time

Wild Animal CD EP (1989)

Wild Animal
Chains & Leather
Tear Down The Walls

Lead Or Gold CD EP (1992)

Lead Or Gold
Hanged, Drawn And Quartered
Win Or Be Drowned

Ready For Boarding 2x gold LP (1988)

Disc 1 – original concert
Live In Munich, Nov 1987

Hymn Of Long John Silver
Under Jolly Roger
Genghis Khan
Raise Your Fist
Diabolic Force
Raw Ride
Adrian (S.O.S.)
Prisoner Of Our Time

Bad To The Bone CD EP (1989)

Bad To The Bone
The Battle Of Waterloo
March OnThe Privateer CD EP (1994)The Privateer
Dancing On A Minefield
Poisoned Blood

Disc 2 – bonus concert
Live in Düsseldorf, Oct 1989

Riding The Storm
Bad To The Bone
Raw Ride
Raging Fire
Tortuga Bay
Bass Solo
Prisoner Of Our Time

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The Amorettes – Drop Video for New Single ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night’


Scots Rockers, THE AMORETTES, release their brand new video for “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” today

Taken from their Top 40 album, Born To Break, the accompanying lyric video encompasses shots of the band doing what they do best; playing live in front of an audience, with the pictures representing their continued European onslaught. All pictures courtesy of Geordy Van Velzen/Photography Fidelis and Marty Moffatt.

“Whatever Gets You Through The Night” is a song about just letting go, and being yourself.͟ Says Guitarist/Vocalist, and principle songwriter, Gill Montgomery “We are hoping it strikes a chord with listeners, and that it can relate to their individual experiences, and they can use it as an anthem to help celebrate how they live their own lives”

With the release of Born To BreakTHE AMORETTES have continued to demonstrate a considerable growth in both musicianship, and song writing, with Montgomery penning some of her most diverse material to date. “͞This is definitely a departure from our heavier catalogue,” she continues, ͞“However, I still feel that it encompasses the full Amorettes vibe.͟” And, as with the majority of Montgomery’s songs, it comes with a simple message for those who feel they may not fit in with the majority; “͞Haters are gonna hate! So, just get over it, and let your own little freaky flag fly”

The album “Born To Break” was produced by Luke Morley of UK Arena Rockers THUNDER and recorded and mixed by Nick Brine (The Darkness, Bruce Springsteen etc..) and was released in April through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold coloured version, download and stream. Pre-Order Link: https://TheAmorettes.lnk.to/BornToBreak

Line Up:

Gill Montgomery – guitar,vocals
Hannah McKay – drums
Heather McKay – bass

THE AMORETTES on Tour 2018:

13.07. UK-Tiree – Tiree Music Festival
26.07. UK-Blackpool – The Waterloo Music Bar
27.07. UK-Holmfirth – The Picturedome (with The Dead Daisies)
13.09. UK-Grimsby – Yardbirds
14.09. UK-Keighley – The Octagon Live
15.09. UK-Wakefield – Redemption Festival
11.11. UK-Inverness – Monstersfest

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THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS Debut Music Video for “Warchief”

THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS debut music video for “Warchief”

New album ’Grazie Governo‘ out August 24, 2018

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THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS have released the music video for “Warchief,” the first in a trilogy of videos, which are all from their upcoming album Grazie Governo.

The album will be available digitally on August 3rd and in stores in August 24th. With a digital pre-order on iTunes and Bandcamp, fans get 4 tracks instantly!

Watch “Warchief” on YouTube:


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With the upcoming release of Grazie Governo, there will be seven different vinyl versions available, each including two BIG spraypaint stencils and a digital download In addition; three picture flexis were made to accompany the music video trilogy. They‘re in all colored vinyl copies of the records, and also available at local shops, in mailorder, and at various festivals/gigs.

The next video in the trilogy, “Grazie Governo,” will be released on July 17th and then “Choose My Friends (feat. Aimee Interrupter)” will be released on July 24th.

Grazie Governo (“Thank You Government”) is the album that everyone angry and frustrated with the current political situation has been waiting for. The intelligent and passionate lyrics are backed by the unique, catchy, and creative songwriting that this band is becoming known for. It truly exemplifies the band‘s incredible talents and uniqueness, and the energy and commitment that these UK upstarts are turning so many heads with.

With the success of their 2016 debut album Blatant Propaganda, this very motivated group of friends got some unreal touring opportunities, and have traveled a LOT of miles sharing their tunes and energy with thousands and thousands of people—and they‘re not letting up anytime soon. They’ve played big shows to stadiums filled with Germans, and legendary club shows filled to the brim with sweaty punks, rude boys & girls and fans of all ages—and it doesn’t matter who they are playing with, or who they are playing to, they impress everyone—and have a great time doing it! For the full experience, make the effort to see THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS live and better understand why so many people are hailing them as one of the best new bands around! This album, and their previous full-length speak volumes, but seeing this full package in the flesh truly proves that they are the real deal.

1. Grazie Governo
2. 8.6 Days (All the Broken Hearts)
3. Warchief
4. Choose My Friends
6. 2:22
7. Drink
8. Drive
9. Cry Wolf
10. Raced Through Berlin
11. Since You
12. Force Fed
13. High Horse (Bonus CD track)

7/13/2018 – Manchester, UK – The Star And Garter
7/20/2018 – Tolpuddle, UK – Tolpuddle Festival
7/21/2018 – Taunton, UK – Taunton Live
7/22/2018 – Bristol, UK – Skankfest @ The Fleece
7/28/2018 – Tufnell Park Dome, UK – Wonkfest
8/2/2018 – Blackpool, UK – Rebellion Festival
8/5/2018 – Somerset, UK – Outcider Festival
8/9/2018 – Winchester, UK – Boomtown Fair
9/13/2018 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
9/14/2018 – Prague, CZ – 007
9/15/2018 – Munich, DE – Backstage


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HRH Road Trip: HRH RTX

The Sun is shining and we have a scorcher of an announcement. After 9 epic years across many amazing venues in Ibiza, this year HRH Roadtrip found a new home at the super club EDEN and we’ll be back for the awesome 10th Anniversary event: HRH RTX!

As you’ll see, the RTX line-up is one of our best ever, pulling out all the stops to provide the best rock, metal, stoner, prog party you can find.

Let’s kick off with one of the biggest bands still touring Planet Earth. Yes, next year one of the first wave space rock bands (founded way back in 1969) will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a world tour, and stopping off in Ibiza along the way! Welcome the amazing HAWKWIND to HRH RTX! Famed, of course, for ‘Silver Machine’, the band also once featured Motörhead’s legendary Lemmy Kilmister in its ranks.

Sticking with biker rock and Lemmy connections, we welcome back Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons to Ibiza. Phil’s outfit was founded after Motörhead disbanded, following Lemmy’s death. The band features Phil’s three sons (hence the colourful moniker!) They’ve already played support slots to Guns N’ Roses, Saxon and Airbourne, and are a firm favourite with the HRH Community.

We’re also proud to announce Joe Lynn Turner (of Deep Purple and Rainbow fame) and Bernie Marsden (known for his work with Whitesnake, with hits like ‘Fool For Your Loving’ and ‘Here I Go Again’ to his credit). Two big-hitters, who’ve each created rich tapestries of music that span the decades.

We’ll also be bringing metal back to Ibiza once again with the fantastic Orange Goblin & Raging Speedhorn. Pirate metal crew Red Rum will also be in attendance. They’ll also be off-the-wall metal and added craziness in the shape of Footprints In The Custard.

Importing sludge, doom and more metal into the mix are Oxfordshire’s Desert Storm and Canterbury’s OHHMS. Italian-based Arthemis round off this section nicely with their modern thrash metal styles.

Welsh rockers Henry’s Funeral Shoe, blues-based hard rock band Everyday Heroes, high-octane rockers Gin Annie, psychedelic heavy blues rock band Pearl Handled Revolver and hard rockers Falling Red complete the bill, to make sure there’s something for every music fan across the genres.

We’ll also be offering the party boat trip, sunset boat trip, pool shenanigans, the biker ride-out across the island, unplugged sessions, pop-up parties. You name it, we’ve got it! And as ever, the event is shaped by what the HRH community want, ask, and vote for.

Once again, HRH has 5 fantastic hotels spread around the venue, all within 5 minutes’ walk in glorious sunshine. Hotel package deals are available now and with flights from just £60 return, it’s a great time to saddle up and get on board for the tenth cycle of HRH Roadtrip.

Remember: Tickets will sell fast, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Check out http://www.hrhroadtrip.com or telephone on 0207 193 1164.



Walking Papers Announce 7 Date September UK Tour

Walking Papers are proud to announce a 7 date September UK Tour, for what promises to be one of the essential tours of 2018.

Starting in Nottingham at The Bodega on Wednesday 12th September, the UK  tour culminates with a show at The Borderline in London on Friday 18th October.

When writing a song, I try to capture a moment. When performing live, I let the moment capture me.” Says Jeff Angell of Walking Papers. “The energy and enthusiasm of the fans in Europe and the UK make that easy to do. Many of the songs on WP2 were written while touring there and I’m excited to bring them back to people and places that inspired them.”

Walking Papers upped the sonic ante with their aptly dubbed second album WP2, released earlier this year from Loud & Proud Records. Once again deploying the in-sync production handiwork of mixmasters Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney) and Martin Feveyear (Mark Lanegan, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age), and Justin Smith (War Paint, Eagles of Death Metal, The Ravonettes, Queens of the Stone Age) WP2 builds on the promising template of the band’s self-titled 2013 debut, which Classic Rock Magazine called “a masterpiece of mood and tension,” and Rolling Stone Magazine echoed “dark, alternately sensual and sinister.” WP2 brings the band into their wholly ascendant second phase with aurally galvanizing statements like the savage, swaggering backbeat of “Death on the Lips,” the anthemic buildup of “Red & White,” and the delicate yet forceful declarative shuffle of “Don’t Owe Me Nothin’.”

Walking Papers elevates Angell’s signature character studies in songs like the explosive “Somebody Else” where he croons: “Outside the city’s waiting / for a chance to prove me wrong / She’s trying to talk me into doing something stupid and doesn’t seem to take her very long.” “I live vicariously through the characters in our songs.” Angell explains “It’s healthier for both society and myself that way.”

“A song can say in three verses what takes a novel 300 pages to say by what it leaves to the listener’s imagination,” Angell concludes, With WP2, Walking Papers have inked an indelible sonic contract that guarantees your ears will gladly come back for more.

Watch the Walking Papers – Death On The Lips (Garage Sessions) here:

Listen to WP2 here : https://open.spotify.com/album/2vrZjvdJnCYfG4txWRLn6T

Walking Papers UK tour dates


12th The Bodega  Nottingham
13th The Corporation Sheffield
14th Rebellion  Manchester
15th Newcastle Think Tank
16th G2 Glasgow
17th The Asylum Venue 2 Birmingham

18th The Borderline  London

Walking Papers European tour dates


19th O13  Tliburg  Netherlands
20th Petit Bain Paris  France
21stRazzmatazz 3Barcelona Spain
22th Chango Madrid Spain
24th De Vedas St Jean France
26th Dynamo  Zurich  Switzerland

29th Nachtleben Frankfurt  Germany


1st A38 Budapest  Hungary
2nd Cafe V Lese  Prague  Czech Republic
5th Berlin Bi Nuu Germany
7th John Dee Oslo  Norway

8th Pumpehuset Copenhagen Denmark

Tickets available from : https://www.songkick.com/artists/5875959-walking-papers

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The Gibson Custom Ron Wood L5S

The Gibson Custom Ron Wood L5S

Not all vintage guitars were first built in the 1950’s. In the periods between “The Golden Era” and the rebirth of Gibson Solid Body guitars as today’s new icons in their own right, a few gems found their way into the mix. Ask Ron Wood which of those flew mostThe Gibson Custom Ron Wood L5S The Gibson Custom Ron Wood L5S Not all vintage guitars were first built in the 1950’s. In the periods between “The Golden Era” and the rebirth of Gibson Solid Body guitars as today’s new icons in their own right, a few gems found their way into the mix. Ask Ron Wood which of those flew most unnoticeably under the radar and he’ll tell you the L5S is the most beloved to him personally. And who can argue with the very definition of ‘rock star?’ That’s why, today, Gibson Custom is pleased to offer a solid body inspired by a time of improbability, from an era that most guitar players might not recognize as having made some significant contributions to music. Applying the standards of craft, material and quality now the norm at Gibson Custom means the new Ron Wood L5S is not only a great retro Gibson design, but one of incredible tone and feel. Ron Wood Today’s L5S is made from a two-piece, hard maple top affixed to a chambered body comprised of a three piece maple center layer and 2 piece maple back . As with earlier versions from the ’70’s, the […]

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Zombie Crash to Release New Single ‘Hardcore on Tour’ on 18th May 2015

Zombie Crash, learning disability metal band, Devour Boy Band in New Music Video

Hardcore On Tour Single Released 18 May ‘If Finland can do it, so can we’ That’s the rallying cry from Ryan O’Donovan of Zombie Crash, the UK’s hardest rocking learning disability metal band. In May’s Eurovision Song Contest, Finland is represented by learning disabled punk band PKN (Pertti KurikanZombie Crash, learning disability metal band, Devour Boy Band in New Music Video Hardcore On Tour Single Released 18 May ‘If Finland can do it, so can we‘ That’s the rallying cry from Ryan O’Donovan of Zombie Crash, the UK’s hardest rocking learning disability metal band. In May’s Eurovision Song Contest, Finland is represented by learning disabled punk band PKN (Pertti Kurikan Nimipiavt) who toured with Zombie Crash in 2013. Could there be a time when such mainstream acceptance and appreciation of learning disabled artists happens here? It’s what Ryan and his band have been working towards for years. They have broken loose of the usual gigs and events that learning disabled artists get to play, supporting bands Hey Colossus, Jett Black and Sauna Youth, and storming the Supernormal Festival. Zombie Crash now make their biggest stab for stardom with the release of the music video ‘Hardcore On Tour’, premiered on Louder Than War. “The story of the video” says lead guitarist Ryan “is that we [Zombie Crash] are doing a homecoming gig at the end of a hard tour and find that a boy-band has been given a slot on our stage. We don’t take kindly to this. Zombie Crash has no time […]

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The Poodles – New Music Video ‘The Greatest’

New music video from The Poodles – The Greatest

Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something!

We are frighteningly aware of the horrible circumstances many people live in from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, refugees come in a great numbers to Europe in search of a future, free from poverty, terror and war.New music video from The Poodles – The Greatest The Poodles Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something! We are frighteningly aware of the horrible circumstances many people live in from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, refugees come in a great numbers to Europe in search of a future, free from poverty, terror and war. But people who were born in a privileged society like Sweden are also facing poverty and oppression, lacking control of their own lives and the future of their children. We have close friends who dedicate their lives and their work to help many of these vulnerable and torn personalities who many times live under the radar of society, in the streets. In order to somehow contribute to, acknowledge and support this work and the people involved, we did an acoustic show in the Klara church, one of the central and important places that really make a difference for a lot of people. This was done on an ordinary Thuesday in February. Someone came up with the idea to document the event and since we were going to shoot a video for our single “The Greatest” anyway, so we thought it would […]

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