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Jace Media Music

Stonedead

Newark Showground, Nottingham August 25th & 26th, 2023 Review By Smudge photos by Sumdge and Adrian Hextall The fifth anniversary of Stonedead was tinged with sadness what with the sad unexpected death of FM’s Chris Overland during the week and just as we arrived the announcement that the legendary former Whitesnake guitarist [more…]

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Metal

Marduk – ‘Memento Mori’

Black Metal Century Media Records Release Date – September 1st 2023 Review by Smudge Marduk is named after a Babylonian storm god who created the earth and sky from the slain body of the dragon Tiamat, who along with her hubby Abzu, created the first gods. Marduk killed their son Kingu and [more…]

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Live Reviews

BAND – GOD DAMN SMILE

VENUE – The Waterloo, Blackpool DATE – 31st August 2023 Words and photographs – Graeme Wright REVIEW God Damn Smile was formed by Gary Salt and Stuart Macfarlane in 2019 after a meeting at a charity event. Originally known as Broadcast, a quick name change to God Damn Smile saw the band [more…]

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Blues & Americana

The Paper Kites – At the Roadhouse

Album Review by Phil M Australian country/folk rockers The Paper Kites have their sixth album ‘At the Roadhouse’ released on September 1st. The band started out in Melbourne in 2010 and has released five prior albums and has had a staggering billion-plus streams of their music. They’ve also toured extensively around the [more…]

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News

Wayward Sons2024 UK Tour Announcement

Wayward Sons Announce 2024 UK Tour The Sons are back! After the hiatus that followed their triumphant opening of the main stage at Download Festival ’22, the band has announced a new UK tour for January 2024. Playing songs from their three acclaimed albums and some surprises too, Wayward Sons will undertake [more…]

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Live Reviews

Stonedead

Newark Showground, Nottingham August 25th & 26th, 2023 Review and photos by Smudge and Adrian The fifth anniversary of Stonedead was tinged with sadness what with the sad unexpected death of FM’s Chris Overland during the week and just as we arrived the announcement that the legendary former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden [more…]