Reviews – Albums/Gigs 2018

Here are links to Album and Live Show Reviews that I do for a number of media outlets in the UK and Ireland.  Click on the individual review title or Album Cover image to go to the publication.


No Hot Ashes – Limelight2, Belfast – 30-03-2018

No Hot Ashes – Limelight2, Belfast – 06-04-2018


Maverick – Limelight2, Belfast – 30-03-2018



REWS  – Whelans (Upstairs) – 23-03-2018



HRH AOR 6 – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllheli – 8th-10th-03-2018

HRH AOR 6 – Day 1

HRH AOR 6 – Day 2

HRH AOR 6 – Day3


Laurence Jones – The Truth                             for            Midlands Rocks


Tankard – Hymns For The Drunk                      for                  Firebrand

Nicely put together compilation album, blending the classics with the newer music of one of best Germanic Thrash bands of all time. Hymns For The Drunk





Saintorment – Defective Mind                             for                  Midlands Rocks

Hard hitting modern Thrash from Latvia that doesn’t ignore it’s roots.







Blood Red Saints – Love Hate Conspiracies               for                Firebrand

Excellent and interesting new album from Blood Red Saints, taking a slightly different direction and still holding their melodic sound oh so well, definitely worth some of your attention this one. Cracking band.BLODD RED SAINTS - love hate conspiracies_3000x3000px





Ailafar – Heartbeat                            for                            

Greek AOR band Ailafar released their latest album towards the end of 2017, containing a guest appearance from none other than FM’s Steve Overland.







Best of 2017 – Midlands Rocks

My personal highlights and lowlights of last year along with those of my excellent colleagues at Midlands Rocks.