Jake and Andy from Black Veil Brides talk about the new album “

Heart of Fire, the mind blowing single from LA’s modern day metal icons Black Veil Brides has had plenty of airplay since it was released.

BVB have worked tirelessly over the recent years, clocking up countless world tours, supported the likes of A7X, Slash, Motley Crue and Asking Alexandria, festivals such as Warped Tour, Download and Rock AM Ring, album sales, fans (over 4 MILLION on Facebook) and awards (multiple Kerrang Magazine and Revolver Golden God Awards).
Andy and Jake were kind enough to take time out of their hectic schedule recently to record an incredible interview and track by track for us ahead of their upcoming album release (27th October) and start of the UK tour.
They go through their huge sound, big songs, what it was like working with absolute legend that is Bob Rock who has worked with bands such as Metallica, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, The Cult and Aerosmith.
These bright young men give you an insight into their mind and band.
Now hear what they have to say:
Catch the quintet and their emphatic live shows this October throughout the UK:
Fri 3rd Oct – CARDIFF University Students Union
Sat 4th Oct – LONDON Brixton Academy
Sun 5th Oct – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Tue 7th Oct – BIRMINGHAM Academy
Wed 8th Oct – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 9th Oct – NORWICH UEA
Sat 11th Oct – EXETER The Great Hall
Sun 12th Oct – MANCHESTER Apollo
Mon 13th Oct – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 15th Oct – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Thu 16th Oct – GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 17th Oct – LEEDS O2 Academy
Thanks for listening!

NEWS: Sarea set to release new album ‘This Is Not Goodbye’

Sarea 2014

Formed back in 2008, Swedish band Sarea has been described as “a melodic punch in the face”. ‘Alive’, Sarea’s debut album, was released in October 2010 – a pacey album full of energy.

As reported back in December 2012, when the band toured the UK, I saw them play two dates – the B2 Norwich and The Dirty South in London – where they proved themselves as highly competent musicians, quickly winning over the audiences.


Sarea are now set to release their follow up album ‘This Is Not Goodbye’ on October 10th.

‘Downfall’ is the first single to be taken from the new album and it features a brand new music video.

If you’re a fan of melodic yet aggressive metal, in the same vein as In Flames, Killswitch Engage, Soilwork, Bring Me The Horizon etc., then this new album from Sarea is well worth checking out.

It’s safe to say that ‘This Is Not Goodbye’ really takes them to the next level.


Official Sarea Website
Official Sarea Facebook
Official Sarea Twitter

Listen out for a track taken from the new album on tomorrow nights show!

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John Garcia talks to ‘The Classic Rock Show’: “This is a straight rock ‘n’ roll record”

After something like 10 years or so of rumours and conjecture, “will he, won’t he”, John Garcia’s debut solo album is finally out and available worldwide through Napalm Records. It’s a masterpiece by the most distinctive voice of the entire Desert & Stoner Rock scene!

This record is full of first-class, catchy rock numbers that commute equally between Classic Rock and concise Stoner elements. John Garcia has delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the Californian desert. Robby Krieger (The Doors), Danko Jones, Tom Brayton, Mark Diamond and also Garcia‘s old cohort in Kyuss Nick Oliveri show up as guest musicians to round out John‘s solo masterpiece.

John spoke to us recently from his Palm Springs home. We covered a good amount of ground; from what he’s been listening to music-wise, to how much he and his fellow musicians have put into this project and the experience of working with The Doors’ guitarist, Robby Krieger.

“I’m a fan of Rock Music” he says. “This is not a Country Record. This is not an underwater Polka record. This is a straight Rock ‘n’ Roll record.” He went on to add, “Hey man, if you like anything by Judas Priest, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath to Led Zeppelin, you just may like some of the stuff that I’m doing!”

Those of us who have followed John’s music career over the past 25 years or so, will immediately hear that he totally commands his vocal performances on the album – personally speaking, I don’t think he’s sounded better. Of this he says, “My voice has gotten better with age. I’m learning how to control it more.”

You can listen to the interview here:

But it doesn’t just end there. To celebrate his new release, John Garcia will hit the stages for an extense European tour (including four UK dates in early December), not only presenting his solo record live, but also playing past and present: From legendary Kyuss songs off Sky Valley, Blues for the Red Sun, …And The Circus Leaves Town – including some rarities even Kyuss never played live – to Slo Burn, this tour will be a highlight and resumé of legendary tunes, that John Garcia has created in his career. John will be hitting the road with the following, fantastic musicians on stage:

Ehren Groban – Guitar ( War Drum ), Mike Pygmie – Bass ( You Know Who ), Greg Saenz – Drums ( You Know Who, The Dwarves ).

So there you have it. John Garcia’s debut solo album is out now. I’ve been listening to this album constantly for the past three weeks and it was the first CD to get loaded into my new car’s stereo system, which I took delivery of today!

For more info on John Garcia, visit:

https://twitter.com/JohnGarciasolo @JohnGarciasolo

Thanks for listening.


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Grog Rox from Die So Fluid talks about the new album, new videos, @AltFestival and a new way of working

Anyone who has seen Die So Fluid perform ‘live’, let alone heard their music, knows that the group are one of the most accomplished Alternative Rock acts around. Drew Richards (guitar), Al Fletcher (drums) and Grog Rox (bass and vocals) finally released their fourth album ‘The Opposites Of Light’.

Drew Richards, Grog Rox, Al Fletcher

Drew Richards, Grog Rox, Al Fletcher

There’s a greater depth and scope to the songwriting within the DSF camp than we’ve had before. The new recording techniques and practices employed on the album have pushed and developed the band both individually and collectively as musicians. This together with higher production values that are clearly evident on first-listening have, to my mind to my mind at least, made ‘The Opposites Of Light’ their best album to date. Audience reaction to the new songs that Die So Fluid performed here in the UK during their recent mini-tour have been positive to say the least.

We discussed the making of the album with Grog who went on to explain the reasons behind the time it took to release the album. We also talked about songwriting and the new ways of working since Grog now reside in the US, video shoots, as well as their appearance later this year at Alt-Fest.

Here’s the audio interview:-

You can keep right up to date with Die So Fluid via their:-

Website www.diesofluid.net; Facebook Page www.facebook.com/DieSoFluid; Twitter @diesofluid; and you can get to see all their videos through their You Tube Channel.

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New vid out today from @Buckcherry #Gluttony single from the forthcoming #2013 release #Confessions

Buckcherry have teased us long enough, today they’ve released a brilliant new video for the single ‘Gluttony’ – view it here.

It’s a kickass vid for a kickass song from a kickass rock ‘n’ roll band!! We’re playing ‘Gluttony’ on Thursday’s show – 17th Jan

The album Confessions is released on 19th February via Century Media. You can pre-order the CD/DVD Deluxe Edition via this link.

I can’t wait!!



Mum’s 81st birthday today, plus David Bowie releases a single!!! Win Win!!

Well it was great to speak with my mum on her 81st birthday today 🙂

Today was also notable in that it’s David Bowie’s birthday and he released a new single…’ Where Are We Now’. I like it…a lot!!

There was also news that he will be releasing a studio album later in 2013 called ‘The Next Day’, his first in 10 years. Here’s the news link to the official website.

I’m playing a Bowie song on this Thursday’s show. A track from an OST…I’d be interested to know your guesses as to what song you think it is.

Here’s the official video: David Bowie ‘Where Are We Now?’