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Tag: 2012

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SHANE’S 2012 ROUNDUP

SHANE’S 2012 ROUNDUP

| 27 December 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar 2012 has been another amazing year of great music – so much so that it’s hard to narrow down hundreds and hundreds of releases to say this CD is better than that CD – especially when artists like The Hip Priests, Chickenfoot, US Bluesman Jeff Powers, Tesla’s Frank Hannon, Generation Swine, Tame […]

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AxeWound – Vultures

AxeWound – Vultures

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

Label: Sony Released: September 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 What do you get when you take members of Bullet For My Valentine (lead guitarist Matt Tuck), Cancer Bats (singer Liam Cormier), Rise To Remain (bassist Joe Copcutt), Glamour Of The Kill (Mike Kingswood – guitar) and Pitchshifter (drummer Jason Bowld) and put them into […]

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MOTORHEAD – THE WORLD IS OURS Vol 2 (Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else)

MOTORHEAD – THE WORLD IS OURS Vol 2 (Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else)

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

Label: EMI Released: October 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 From the moment the Wacken curtain drops and the crowd, shot from behind the drum riser, roar, you can feel the electricity crackle in this enormous Motorhead show from the famous Open Air Festival from August 2011. Growling the by-now-standard “We are Motorhead – and […]

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THE TREWS – …Thank You And I’m Sorry EP

THE TREWS – …Thank You And I’m Sorry EP

| 19 October 2012 | Reply

Label: Bumstead Productions Released:22 October 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Toronto natives The Trews have spent the last two years carving a small niche out of Australia’s East coast, and with 900+ shows under their belts, these guys are as earthy as a ute full of dirt, and tight as a nun’s nasty. The […]

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BIRDS OF TOKYO ANNOUNCE ‘THIS FIRE’ EP OCTOBER 5

BIRDS OF TOKYO ANNOUNCE ‘THIS FIRE’ EP OCTOBER 5

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

EMI – Essential Artist <http://email.thinkmail.com.au/t/r-l-kyuiliy-oirthhuhk-j/> What do you do if your band spends five years growing from acclaimed indie artists into having its name up in lights? Well if you’re Birds Of Tokyo you burn it all down and you start all over again. It’s therefore apt that the group’s first new music in over […]

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INTERVIEW – Michael Hannon, American Dog – October 2012

INTERVIEW – Michael Hannon, American Dog – October 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Hey Michael, thanks for your time today – how’re you doing? I am busy as Hell! Which is great, a lot of Dog action comin’ quick! So – the new album POISON SMILE is kick ass from start to finish – how was your experience writing and recording it after – what […]

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INTERVIEW – DIAMOND EYE – October 2012

INTERVIEW – DIAMOND EYE – October 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar We caught up with Perth’s Diamond Eye this week while they are recording their debut studio album with producer Bob Kulick in The City Of Angels. Diamond Eye are: Will Kelly – vocals and rhythm guitars, Greg Fawcett – lead guitar and vocals, Chase Cameron – bass guitar, Danny Torre – drums […]

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Book review – What In God’s Name by Simon Rich

Book review – What In God’s Name by Simon Rich

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Published by: Profile Books, through Allen & Unwin, rrp $27.99 Released: September 2012 Reviewed by Dani DeVille God is the CEO of Heaven Inc, a vast corporation in the clouds comprising every department imaginable from Peacock Production to Gravity Control.  Having become disillusioned with mankind, his once favourite creation, God now spends the majority of […]

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The Tea Party – Live From Australia

The Tea Party – Live From Australia

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Label: Self-released, funded by Pledge Music campaign Released: 29 September 2012 Reviewed by Melissa Harrison-Ward This is an album I have been eager to have in my hands for quite some time, particularly since seeing Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood on their reformation tour a few months ago. Sounding as tight as ever, […]

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ZZ TOP – Texicali EP

ZZ TOP – Texicali EP

| 28 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Universal Records Released: 5 June 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 ZZ’s first new release in nine years, a teaser for forthcoming album LA FUTURA, is a dirty, stomping blues lesson in what made them huge in the first place – rock solid, full of space in all the right places, and with the […]

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Ambush

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Ambush

| 28 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Rocksector Records Released: 24 September 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Whilst the A listers of the British New Wave Of British Heavy Metal have gone out of their way to distance themselves from the label (Iron Maiden, Def Leppard), it lies to the second level of those pioneers to continue to fly the […]

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Julian Angel’s BEAUTIFUL BEAST – California Suntan

Julian Angel’s BEAUTIFUL BEAST – California Suntan

| 28 September 2012 | Reply

Label: G.T.O. Entertainment Released: September 2012 Review by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 JULIAN ANGEL isn’t going to let something as silly as being born twenty years too late get in the way of living his Sunset Strip hair metal dreams – no way!  Here’s a man who will just go out and make it happen all […]

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DESTROY SHE SAID – Down To Dirty

DESTROY SHE SAID – Down To Dirty

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Rawkuss Records Date: September 2012 By Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Like a Mad Max Interceptor bursting out of the horizon and bearing down on you with the glare of the outback sun melting your eyeballs as you know you’re about to die in a horrible, twisted metal carnage, so DESTROY SHE SAID’s debut album Down […]

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BOOK REVIEW – THE STORY OF ENGLISH IN 100 WORDS by David Crystal

BOOK REVIEW – THE STORY OF ENGLISH IN 100 WORDS by David Crystal

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

Published by: Profile Books (through Allen & Unwin), rrp $22.99 Released:  1 September 2012 Review by Shane Pinnegar The very learned David Crystal tells the story of our mixed up, multicultural, ever-evolving, living language by citing no less than one hundred examples – all different – of how words entered our language. From Roe – […]

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