Album Review: Make Way For The King (Voodoo Six)

By Cameron Arndt Voodoo Six take line up changes and a long hiatus in their stride as they return with a powerful, raucous 4th album… Following the release of 2013’s acclaimed Songs To Invade Countries To – and that year’s triumphant jaunt supporting Iron Maiden in massive arenas all over Europe on the metal giant’s Final Frontier Tour – Voodoo Six looked poised to conquer the world themselves. Unfortunately the enforced retirement of frontman Luke Purdie (for health reasons) put a …

New Release Singles: The Naked Feedback, Chris Small and Pure Grief

For reasons of which we are not aware, there seems to have been a good lot of great new singles/videos released in the past week or so by bands from up, down and across the country. While we can’t be sure of the cause of this phenomenon, (if it can indeed be called a phenomenon) we thought we’d take the opportunity to gather together a few of our favourites for you to check out… Rather Be Me (The Naked Feedback) …

News/New Video: Black Country Communion Announce New Album, Tour Dates & Release New Video

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, “BCCIV” via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Afterglow”. BCC have this week issued a new in-studio video for the first track from the new record, Collide, and the hard-rockin’ number is sure to please fans of the band: Just like its three predecessors, “BCCIV” was …

Gig Review: Blue Oyster Cult (O2 ABC Glasgow, 29/06/17)

By Cameron Arndt   As far as I can work out, it’s been almost ten years since Blue Oyster Cult played in Scotland. Back then they played a much smaller venue, The Ferry, whereas tonight they grace the O2 ABC up on Sauchihall Street. Whether this apparent resurgence is due to a renewed drive within the band themselves, or indicative of a wider renaissance in the rock scene as a whole I’m not sure, but whatever the reason, their return …

Album Review: Defying Gravity (Mr. Big)

By Cameron Arndt. All images via Redsand PR and © Mr. Big   Defying Gravity is the first album from melodic hard rockers Mr Big since 2015’s Stories We Could Tell. While by no means a bad record – it certainly had some cool moments, great songs and the four piece’s usual stellar musicianship – for me Stories… didn’t quite reach the heights of comeback album, What If. The melodies were a touch lacklustre in places, the ideas maybe not quite …

Gig Review: Jared James Nichols (O2 ABC Glasgow, 29/06/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos courtesy of and © Dave Jamieson   This past Thursday, Wisconsin guitar hero Jared James Nichols and his band teed up an excellent evening of  classic rock n roll at Glasgow’s O2 ABC. As far as I can work out, it’s been almost ten years since Blue Oyster Cult played in Scotland. Back then they played a much smaller venue, The Ferry, whereas tonight they grace the O2 ABC up on Sauchiehall Street. Whether this apparent resurgence …

Gig Review: Guns N’ Roses (London Stadium, 17/06/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos by CA   What happened to Axl Rose? Maybe nothing I guess… but the man we’ve seen in public over the last couple of years bears little resemblance to the unpredictable diva we’ve known for the last 20 or so. Whether kicking off the Guns N’ Roses reunion at Coachella last year, or fronting AC/DC to help close out their Rock Or Bust tour after Brian Johnson’s unfortunate enforced retirement (due to hearing issues), he …

Gig Review: Aerosmith (3 Arena – Dublin, 14/06/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos by CA With the possibility that this will be Aerosmith’s last visit this side of the Atlantic, and only a solitary show at Download Festival taking place in the UK, it seems that a large contingent of Glasgow and Britain’s rock and metal fans have descended on the Irish capital for tonight’s show at the 3 Arena – or at least I certainly kept running into people I knew!   Having neve r seen the band …

New Video/Album News: (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ (King King)

Today King King release the video for the first single from their upcoming 4th record, Exile And Grace. (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ is a full tilt slab of classic, hook filled rock – a heavy blast that Thunder would be proud of, led in by a guitar riff reminiscent of the synth on Won’t Get Fooled Again. The chorus is immediately catchy, and delivered in the video by Alan Nimmo with palpable glee. The new single was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder …

Single/Video Review: Who Is She? (The Naked Feedback)

By Cameron Arndt, all images © The Naked Feedback If I had to sum it up Who Is She? in just a few words… If I had to liken it to music by other artists… If pressed to describe the track in the most accessible way possible… I’d say something like: Crushing riffs and leads in the style of Queens Of The Stoneage, married to a Beatles-esque earworm chorus, with a fizzing guitar break that could have been perpetrated by Jack …