The Rocket Scientists have released a new EP ‘Supernatural Highways’. We get Erik Norlander to talk prog! #RocketScientists

It’s been six long years since we heard anything from the Rocket Scientists’ launch control and some 21 years since the first of four studio albums to date – ‘Earthbound’. The release on March 20 of their stellar EP ‘Supernatural Highways’ is a forerunner to a full album promised later this year.

Supernatural Highways EP

The EP contains just two instrumental tracks; an epic 26min 20sec opus “Traveler on the Supernatural Highways” and a “hot-rodded” version of the John Barry composed movie theme to James Bond’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” – a mere 4min 17sec in length.

‘The Classic Rock Show’ asked founding member and keyboardist Erik Norlander (also of prog rock groups The Galactic Collective and Asia ft. John Payne) to explain the wait and to also take us through the EP’s journey.

Those familiar with the Rocket Scientists work over the years will delight in hearing that the two other founding members, guitarist Mark McCrite and NS/Stick player Don Schiff, return to the camp. Joining Erik, Mark and Don are a veritable ‘who’s-who’ of special guests that include a “welcome back” to the fold from drummer Gregg Bissonette, percussionist Greg Ellis and Lana Lane (vocal pads). Jon Pappenbrook (trumpet) and Eric Jorgensen (trombone) make a not insignificant contribution by playing on the ‘OHMSS’ track.

Rocket Scientists

On listening to the EP, you certainly get the feeling that this group of hugely talented musicians have not only given their all in the studio, but have also had a lot of fun in doing so.

You can listen to the interview here.

 

For all things Rocket Scientist related and to purchase the EP, go to www.TheTank.com

Thanks for listening.

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This Thursday…..BEX ROCKS!!! Tune in from 7pm to hear hard, heavy and totally awesome tuneage with @chili_bex

Yes sir/ma’am…it’s the first Thursday of the month, so that can only mean one thing…a Thursday night takeover by the ‘Queen of Rock’…BEX!

Tune in from 7pm to hear hard, heavy and totally awesome tuneage.

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7pm tonight! All your requests and a whole lot more besides…. #ClassicRock

Hi there

Thursday has finally arrived and we can now get down to playing some of that tuneage you’ve requested.

Point your browser to www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk and click on the ‘Listen Live’ link. Alternatively, if you’re looking to connect via a mobile device, you can pick up the show using the FREE to download and use TuneIn app.

Join us later from 7pm.

Cheers!

MJx

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Listen links for tonight’s #ClassicRock Show…

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It’s going to be a very busy night and John McCoy and I both sense we are likely to go over what is normally a 3-hour show…you have been warned! 😉

Cheers!

MJx

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Hot and heavy show for you tonight. Tune in from 7pm! #ClassicRock

Showtime tonight….7pm brothers and sisters!

Got some great requests to play, plus a whole array of great-sounding rock music that’ll get you to crank it up 😉

I’ll also tell you a little more on what we have planned for next week’s show with guest presenter and rock legend, Mr John McCoy – click here for the event info.

Bring your mates along tonight. Door open 7pm GMT.

Cheers!

MJx

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Gonna be kickin’ it hard tomorrow night w/ @Skindred @Soiltheband @VizaMusic @Fuckshovel @Hellyeah @Eisbrecher

Hey, what’s up rockers?!

Tomorrow night’s playlist contains all your requests and much more. I’ll be playing tracks from three bands that I’m very much looking forward to seeing next week – all three are appearing on the same bill.

Headliners Skindred begin their ‘Kill The Power’ UK Tour up at the Norwich UEA on January 22nd…I for one am eagerly awaiting their new album set to be released at the end of January. Skindred will be ably supported by SOiL and Viza who have always been offered a warm welcome when they reach these shores; both bands have seemingly unlimited amounts of energy and enthusiasm.

We’re used to playing the odd Rammstein track on The Classic Rock Show, but Eisbrecher are amongst my favourite Tanz Metal bands, turning out great albums and live performances, but get seemingly little recognition or airplay over here in the UK. I’ll be addressing that with a track off their last album. Not only that, we’ve some hard and heavy, badass rock ‘n’ roll from Hellyeah and Fuckshovel.

Blackberry Smoke, Nine Inch Nails, Manfred Mann, Nazareth, White Zombie, Mastadon, Marillion, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy are just a few of the many we’ll be hearing from this Thursday, 7pm www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk

See you tomorrow night!!

MJx

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It’s our 4th Anniversary!! Tune in to the show tonight from 7pm!! #ClassicRock

Hello there

Just warming up the studio in readiness for tonight’s 4th Anniversary show.

We’ve got a lot to get through. I’m also joined in the studio by two close friends of The Classic Rock Show – Bex (from Bex Rocks) and Dawn (from Friday Rock Night on Felixstowe Radio). I will obviously have to behave myself!! 😉

We’ll hear two tracks each from Saxon, Whitesnake, Rainbow and AC/DC! We’ve also got some killer tuneage from Cinderella, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Foghat, Cheap Trick, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Clutch, The Dead Daisies, Blackfoot, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Iron Maiden, McCoy, Epysode, Nocturna, Rob Zombie, Demon, Terrorvision, Buckcherry, Danger Danger, Damn Yankees, and a whole load more.

If that’s not enough, we’ll be announcing the lucky winner of the Mott The Hoople competition we’ve been running all this week to win a pair of VIP tickets to their London show at the O2.

I’m really looking forward to having you along. Tune in from 7pm – click here.

Cheers

MJx

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