The Classic Rock Show’s ‘Top 10 Albums of 2015’

TCRS Top 10 2015T’is now the season for Top 10 lists of everything and we’ve been considering what we’d have in our ‘Top 10 Albums Of 2015’.

It has been quite a year as far as new music is concerned. Bands that some of us have followed for seemingly an eternity have hit a rich vein of form, capturing the essence of what made them ‘Great’. Together with cohorts of much younger bands, 2015 – to this reviewer at least – has topped the previous year for the depth in quality of album releases.

So without further ado, here’s The Classic Rock Show’s ‘Top 10 Albums of 2015’.

#10 Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance (Nuclear Blast Records)
10 - Metal Allegiance

Bringing together a veritable who’s-who of rock and metal, this album oozes molten riffage.

#9 Blackberry Smoke – Holding All The Roses (Earache Records)

9 - Blackberry Smoke - Holding All The RosesCharlie Starr and the boys have a little something for everyone on this album.

#8 Biters – Electric Blood (Earache Records)

8 - Biters - Electric BloodNow here’s a band that successfully brings that 70s glam ‘n’ swagger right up to date.

#7 Coal Chamber – Rivals (Metal Blade Records)

7 - Coal Chamber - RivalsMaking a welcome return, Coal Chamber kick some major butt with this one.

#6 Queensrÿche – Condition Hüman (Century Media)

6 - Queensryche - Condition HumanThis album is the very essence of what we have come to love about Queensrÿche; great songs and vocal dynamite.

#5 Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six (Eleven Seven Music)
5 - FFDP - Got Your Six

What every FFDP fan was hoping for…no, expecting…their best album to date.

#4 Motor Sister – Ride (Metal Blade Records)

4 - Motor Sister - RideIf you’re looking for a straight up and down, fist-pumping, rock ‘n’ roll album, then look no further.

#3  W.A.S.P. – Golgotha (Napalm Records)

3 - WASP - GolgothaIt’s like the ‘Very Best Of W.A.S.P.’, but in one newly written and recorded studio album.

#2 Skindred – Volume (Napalm Records)

2 - Skindred - VolumeA band that lacks nothing in the self-belief department, this one sits at the top of their discography.

So what sits at the top of our ‘Best Albums Of 2015’?

#1 Clutch – Psychic Warfare (Weathermaker Music)

1 - Clutch - Psychic WarfareAnd just when we all thought the album ‘Earth Rocker’ couldn’t be surpassed, they go and hit us up with this killer record. Front to back, this is the very epitome of the Clutch vibe.

None of the above bands collect a gong, just a pat on the back and a “You’ve all done very well” from us.

Raise a toast to 2015 and bring on the new year!

Cheers!

MJx

Let us know what floated your boat album-wise in 2015.

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#NEWS “Get down and get with it!” Motor Sister announce UK Tour in 2016

We’re struggling to contain our excitement about this tbh…MOTOR SISTER have just announced their first ever UK tour! 

motor sister uk tourMOTOR SISTER who feature Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronting the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums will hit the UK for the first time ever in January 2016 to play ten in-your-face shows. And they can’t wait:

Jim Wilson – “Motor Sister in the UK! Get down and get with it!”
Scott Ian – “Motor Sister was born at a crazy party in the jam room at our house, just the five of us rocking our asses off. And now we get to bring that party to the UK!!! It’s a privilege my friends! See you soon.
Pearl Aday – “We love the UK. No better place to start bringing Motor Sister to the world. We’ll see you there, friends! Cheers, love, rock.”

Check out the video for “Beg, Borrow, Steal” here:

See them up close here:

MOTOR SISTER + Jared James Nichols + The Bastard Sons

January 2016

6th MILTON KEYNES – Craufurd Arms
7th LOWESTOFT – Aquarium
8th GRIMSBY – Yardbirds
9th NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
10th WOLVERHAMPTON – Slade Rooms
12th GLASGOW – Cathouse
13th YORK – Fibbers
14th MANCHESTER – Sound Control
15th SHEFFIELD – Corporation
16th LONDON – Underworld

Support will come from JARED JAMES NICHOLS who recently release his debut album Old Glory And The Wild Revival and opening will be The Bastard Sons.

motor sister rideMOTOR SISTER was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig.

Enthralled at the idea of making a record of his favorite Mother Superior songs, Ian emailed producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther) and asked if he thought it was possible to recapture the same spontaneous energy MOTOR SISTER generated at their makeshift gig, and if an album could be recorded quickly.

Ride was released to great acclaim earlier this year on Metal Blade Records and debuted on the Billboard charts after its first week of release. The album cracked the top 10 with the #9 position on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) chart.

“All you really need to know about Ride is that it kicks a massive amount of ass” Revolver Magazine
“The retro rock and roll band that you didn’t even know you were missing in your life until right now!” MetalInjection.net
“This is kick ass classic sounding hard rock! Blazing guitars, great vocals and songs! Everything I love most about hard rock music in one killer album.” Eddie Trunk

Get the album now at http://www.metalblade.com/motorsister

Follow Motor Sister online:
https://www.facebook.com/motorsister
https://twitter.com/MotorSister

Follow the band members online:
https://twitter.com/scott_ian
https://twitter.com/pearladay
https://twitter.com/jimwilson45
https://twitter.com/joey_vera
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyTempesta

Hope we’ll see you at one of the gigs!

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