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Secret Sphere premiere new album trailer

Secret Sphere premiere new album trailer

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

A trailer for “Portrait of a Dying Heart“, the new album Italian metal masters SECRET SPHERE — who feature in their ranks singer Michele Luppi can be viewed below. Portrait of a Dying Heart – Official Video Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-qVUUEisec ( http://www.rockngrowl.com/?wysijap=subscriptions&email_id=11&user_id=1578&urlpassed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PUUtcVZVVUVpc2Vj&controller=stats&action=analyse&wysija-page=1&wysijap=subscriptions ) “Portrait of a Dying Heart“, the band’s seventh LP, is scheduled for a […]

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MEGADETH’S DOUBLE PLATINUM ‘COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION’ ALBUM REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION – OUT NOVEMBER 2

MEGADETH’S DOUBLE PLATINUM ‘COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION’ ALBUM REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION – OUT NOVEMBER 2

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

Dave Mustaine Oversees Commemorative Edition of Megadeth’s Best-Selling 1992 Album Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has personally overseen a new 20th Anniversary Edition of the band’s most popular album, 1992’s US double Platinum-certified Countdown to Extinction, to be released on November 2 by Capitol/EMI. Presented in a 2CD lift-top box and digitally, Countdown to Extinction’s new commemorative […]

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Interview – Empra – August 2012

Interview – Empra – August 2012

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   I caught up with EMPRA last weekend on their inaugural visit to Perth, ahead of rocking the socks off The Rocket Room, Bunbury’s Prince Of Wales and Fremantle’s Railway. With a debut album getting a lot of attention and airplay picking up on both digital and traditional radio networks, lead singer […]

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ANDREW WK Solo, Perth 17 May 2012

ANDREW WK Solo, Perth 17 May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

17 May 2012 – The Bakery, Perth By Shane Pinnegar | Photography by Maree King Anyone expecting a repeat of ANDREW WK’s triumphant Big Day Out set in 2011, where his anthemic party rock tunes rocked a huge crowd in the sun were in for a bit of a shock when his solo tour hit […]

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LIVE – ADAM ANT & The Good, The Bad & The Lovely Posse, Perth 01 April 2012

LIVE – ADAM ANT & The Good, The Bad & The Lovely Posse, Perth 01 April 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley Perth, Western Australia Sunday 1st April, 2012 By Shane Pinnegar | Photos By Mike Moran If anyone thought that the feel good punk rock tour of 2012 would be by fallen new romantic pop icon Adam Ant, it’s doubtful many serious rock fans would have believed it. Yet as soon […]

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Interview – James Morley, RAISE THE FLAG – Bon But Not Forgotten, June 2012

Interview – James Morley, RAISE THE FLAG – Bon But Not Forgotten, June 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar The name James Morley will be familiar to any Aussie rock fan – from cover band obscurity in Perth, he flew East to audition for The Angels (Angel City to our U.S. readers) and got the gig, touring the world, recording in the Bahamas and generally living the rock n’ roll dream. […]

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Interview – IAN UNDERWOOD, THE KRYPTONICS, May 2012

Interview – IAN UNDERWOOD, THE KRYPTONICS, May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar From 1985 to 1992 The Kryptonics blazed a trail through Perth pubs and clubs alongside contemporise The Stems, The Bamboos and later The Neptunes, reaching the East Coast for a few tours whilst playing a hard rockin’ power pop noise that was equal parts Radio Birdman and Hoodoo Gurus. No less than […]

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INTERVIEW – The Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, March 2011

INTERVIEW – The Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, March 2011

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar I recorded this interview with the legendary German Queen of Metal DORO in early 2011, and a computer crash rendered it lost forever… or so we thought. Thankfully some intense tinkering has resurrected it just about intact, so here, from the archives, is the long lost DORO interview! Throughout the interview Doro […]

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INTERVIEW – STONE CIRCLE’s BASS/KEYBOARD WIZARD CRAIG SKELTON, May 2012

INTERVIEW – STONE CIRCLE’s BASS/KEYBOARD WIZARD CRAIG SKELTON, May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Perth rockers STONE CIRCLE aren’t ones to sit around waiting for the world to come to them – oh no, these guys are taking their music to the world one step at a time. After playing countless high profile supports in and around Perth over the past few years, they were personally […]

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Interview – Christophe Liglet of SKINMASK, May 2012

Interview – Christophe Liglet of SKINMASK, May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By David Vaickus Christophe Liglet, bassist of a new unsigned band from Los Angeles called Skinmask talks about his band, his influences, Zoltan from Five Finger Death Punch saving his life and Skinmask taking over the world! David Vaickus Please give us a quick synopsis of Skinmask, background, what you guys have done thus far […]

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INTERVIEW – BRIAN MARSHALL, ALTER BRIDGE, February 2012

INTERVIEW – BRIAN MARSHALL, ALTER BRIDGE, February 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar, February 2 2012 Brian Marshall, bass player with both Alter Bridge and his reunited former band Creed, is sitting in his truck at half eight in the evening while the rain pours down in his hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and sounds like he has a bit of a cold. Yeah […]

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INTERVIEW – BRIAN ‘Basher’ DYCUS, HARD ROCK NIGHTS RADIO SHOW, May 2012

INTERVIEW – BRIAN ‘Basher’ DYCUS, HARD ROCK NIGHTS RADIO SHOW, May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Hey Brian – thanks so much for taking the time out to talk with The Rockpit!! Shane, thank you man, I’m honoured. You guys have interviewed Alice Cooper, Andy Scott, and more so for me to be added to that list of interviewees is mind blowing. For those who aren’t aware, how […]

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INTERVIEW – Brad Shepherd, Hoodoo Gurus Guitarist, February 2012

INTERVIEW – Brad Shepherd, Hoodoo Gurus Guitarist, February 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

8 February 2012 By Shane Pinnegar Thanks to Jeni Shaw for the transcription It’s only 8:40am in Perth but almost noon in Sydney, and Hoodoo Gurus guitarist Brad Shepherd is in a good mood despite being up with the kids at 5:30am, and he’s eager to talk up their latest Greatest Hits collection “GOLD WATCH” […]

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INTERVIEW – Sweet’s ANDY SCOTT, February 2012

INTERVIEW – Sweet’s ANDY SCOTT, February 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   This is the second time in under a year I have had the chance to talk to Andy Scott – guitarist with SWEET and true pioneer of glam rock, and with a Christmas single just gone, an album and another Australian tour on the way, we had plenty to discuss! After […]

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INTERVIEW – Adam Ant, February 2012

INTERVIEW – Adam Ant, February 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

Thursday 16 Feb 2012 By Shane Pinnegar I’ll wager that even the longest haired, tattooedest of bikers knows the words to at least a couple of Adam & The Ants songs – Ant Music, Stand & Deliver, Prince Charming, perhaps, or his solo work such as Goody Two Shoes, Puss N’ Boots, Vive Le Rock […]

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ZEROKING – Kings of Self Destruction

ZEROKING – Kings of Self Destruction

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

Feb 2012 By Shane Pinnegar Hot on the heels of their late 2011 taster EP comes Zeroking’s debut full length album, and it’s up there with Van Halen’s newie as the best releases of the year to date. With clever lyrics, a hard rocking foundation, great performances across the board, and great flair in song […]

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VAN HALEN – A Different Kind Of Truth

VAN HALEN – A Different Kind Of Truth

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

Universal – February 2012 By Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 It’s finally here – the Van Halen brothers’ first album since 1998’s Van Halen III – and their first with Diamond Dave Lee Roth since 1984 – has finally landed and in less time than it takes to recite the names of all the guitarists to have […]

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WILD TURKEY – Devil Ridin’ Shotgun

WILD TURKEY – Devil Ridin’ Shotgun

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Wild Turkey are a mean lookin’ trio of Rockabilly hombres hailing from the deep south of… Melbourne! Featuring chief songwriter Johnny Marsden on twangtastic guitar and vocals, Kirk Syrett whacking the drums, and Guy Lawson plucking a righteous double bass, they run the gamut of rockabilly styles on this eclectic album […]

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TRICIA FREEMAN – Everyone Can See

TRICIA FREEMAN – Everyone Can See

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

Self released, March 2012 By Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 Tricia Freeman’s love of blues, rock, country and soul – in short, GREAT music – shines through on her latest album, but it’s her amazing voice which is the true star. And what a voice! Powerful, versatile, beautiful and passionate, Freeman’s vocals carry these twelve (mostly original) […]

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THE TREATMENT – Then & Again EP

THE TREATMENT – Then & Again EP

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

Spinefarm UK, 2012 By Shane Pinnegar 8/10 There’s only three types of cover versions: classics, sound-alikes and shockers. Personally I don’t see the point in releasing a cover that sounds almost exactly like the original (Yes, I’m looking at YOU Poison!), and no-one wants to listen to a shocker more than once… so what constitutes […]

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