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Thornrose Battle of the Bands - 12th Round - Semi 2 - Black Dahlia

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Today was the first day that I came almost 2 hours early so that I could ensure that I had a place to sit as the crowd that turned out to the Cool Running’s proved to be rather rambunctious thus I considered preparing myself…
As with Cool Running’s I have to be brutal boys, it would be unfair to be lenient even if I am not a judge in this semi. So I will have to say what I like and who I like…. Nothing personal!

Gun Down Goliath opened the floor with a slightly longer sound check, but I was happy to be obliged by the drummer who gave a nice drum solo on request… Not bad movements and co-ordination…. I only hope he can bring it through in their music.
They managed to deliver a familiar hard sound that I came to appreciate the first time round with a reasonably filled floor of...

Today was the first day that I came almost 2 hours early so that I could ensure that I had a place to sit as the crowd that turned out to the Cool Running’s proved to be rather rambunctious thus I considered preparing myself…
As with Cool Running’s I have to be brutal boys, it would be unfair to be lenient even if I am not a judge in this semi. So I will have to say what I like and who I like…. Nothing personal!

Gun Down Goliath opened the floor with a slightly longer sound check, but... read more?

Published by: Philskyon: Friday 4th of December 2009 at 09:04
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The Maniacal Vale - A study in the art of Doom Metal

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Esoteric's 'The Maniacal Vale' might be an odd choice of listening selection for a mid-November day in South Africa but with this crazy cold weather, it is the perfect aural accompaniment to the gloomy sky I am staring at right now.

Esoteric, for those who might not know, is a funeral doom outfit hailing from Birmingham in the United Kingdom. They are one of the most superb, dynamic and consistent metal acts around. Now, I don’t give out this sort of praise willy-nilly but this band really deserves some serious accolades. On the other hand there are doom metal bands and then there are doom metal bands. I have come across many varieties: some have bored me to death (maybe that was the intention?), others that you really... read more?

Published by: subtle*knife*on: Monday 23rd of November 2009 at 09:51
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Come Taste the Band - Vol 7 - Rainbow

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Rainbow were an English rock band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. The name of the band Rainbow was inspired by a Hollywood bar and grill called the Rainbow that catered to rock stars, groupies and rock enthusiasts. It was here that Blackmore spent his off time from Deep Purple and met vocalist Ronnie James Dio.


Wazzup Rockers!

After all these recent tragic events and incidents in the world of sport (i.e. the suicide of Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke, the embarrassing performance of our national anthem before the rugby match against France or the “hand of god goal – revisited” scandal last night that has robbed Ireland of their participation in the 2010 World Cup…) it is a strong reminder that MUSIC is still a far better option for escapism….so it’s time again for another ‘Come Taste The Band’... read more?

Published by: Asterix
Source: Frank Riester from "I'm a South African Rocker!"
on: Friday 20th of November 2009 at 15:18
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THORNROSE Battle of the Bands - 10th Round - Black Dahlia

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Band competition almost at a head...

By Now Black Dahlia has gotten to know me pretty well, to the point where I don’t actually pay, I walk in and smile saying “hidy ho” to all and they greet me by name… “big deal” you may say, but, I tell you, that recognition is recognition no matter whether it is for the idiocy that precedes you or the genius in your wake. If someone can respect you enough to use your name, then you have made a difference …. Haven’t you?? ** Perhaps perception is but a joint smoke away**

The last time I... read more?

Published by: Philskyon: Friday 20th of November 2009 at 01:19
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Come Taste the Band - Vol 6 - Doro: Queen of Metal

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Doro Pesch has always been a natural fighter. One who stays true to herself with heart and soul. She is an icon and a decisive power in the Heavy Metal scene. One who doesn’t give up when life becomes hard and who doesn’t shy away from long and difficult paths.

When Dorothee “Doro” Pesch is born on a 3rd June in Germany's city Duesseldorf fate has already planned many things for her.

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Thursday, October 15th 2009

Hola amigos!

How you been? The weather sucks big time as I type this and thus far this has got to be the crappiest October in years. At least a nice opportunity to do another Come Taste The Band feature today, it’s been a while…I know.

I wanna come straight to... read more?

Published by: Asterix
Source: Frank Riester from "I'm a South African Rocker!"
on: Thursday 29th of October 2009 at 12:28
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Everlast Tattoo Fest2

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Musical event in its 2nd running held at Lietjieboer function Venue in Centurion

This not too far out the way venue, was filled with biker from the event prior… and me in my demure way considered it to perhaps be the wrong venue as the signage pointing the way was non existent… perhaps the very cool couple of Danielle the tattoo artist, who reminds me so much of “Kat” from Miami ink on DSTV and Micky her ever attentive hubby who is the originator and organiser… should consider the “passing” crowds and lost revel seekers when it comes to signage…. But be that as it may as... read more?

Published by: Philskyon: Wednesday 28th of October 2009 at 16:45
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Thornrose Battle of the Bands

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3rd Round – 01.10.09 – Cool Running’s

Fourways Cool Running’s run by another Bradley….(I have met soooo many Brads in the entertainment industry.. freeky) had a very different atmosphere tonight and as I walked in I was greeted with a uniquely growled out singer who welcomed me with a melody fit for a king….. THAT’S ME!!. Yay!!….. so don’t get any ideas.. hehe…. Uhmm! Any way enough about me.

I walked into a fully fledged rocking song…. and was “befokk’d” as I thought they were just a warm upper band… .and sorely wished that... read more?

Published by: Philskyon: Tuesday 27th of October 2009 at 11:15
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Thornrose Battle of the Bands - 5th Round - 15.10.09 - Fourways

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The atmosphere starting off tonight was rather demure as the patronage was at a minimum… probably due to the overly stressed traffic conditions, but by 20h48 with 2 less judges Mind Clash the first band to start had to do something as time cold not wait…
“Wake up” saw Jad the bassist bring in a subtle intro which lead to Stevo on Guits, Willie on Drums and Marco the versatile Growler /singer backing him up in a simple message dotted with great guitar solos and the words “wake up”

The crowd, more than their supporters, all the way from Parys, (nog al), cheered them into the second song, “I hate you” that sent shiver up my spine. Their lyrics and melody, introduced with excellent finework by Stevo… not a bad guit who plays rhythm and lead
Marco who definitely has his own style in...

The atmosphere starting off tonight was rather demure as the patronage was at a minimum… probably due to the overly stressed traffic conditions, but by 20h48 with 2 less judges Mind Clash the first band to start had to do something as time cold not wait…
“Wake up” saw Jad the bassist bring in a subtle intro which lead to Stevo on Guits, Willie on Drums and Marco the versatile Growler /singer backing him up in a simple message dotted with great guitar solos and the words “wake ... read more?

Published by: Philskyon: Monday 19th of October 2009 at 06:15
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