Yeah right, so it's just been another week here in Victoria. It's definitely been a case of Music: ON. World: OFF. But above all, hope everyone is hanging in there. Surely good times will be rolling through soon, every soon...
There's been some mighty Metal announcements and albums released this past week - I'm not sure if the fact that Victoria was sitting on 6,666 total Covid cases has any influence on that haha!
I love hearing what you have been rokken like dokken to this week, leave a comment below!
Question Of The Week?
Did you hear Axl Rose has released a tea brand called Sweet Chai O' Mine ?!?
Speaking of Guns N' Roses, have you heard their brand new track Hard Skool, released today? Some classic GNR Appetite era' vibes on this one!
Dream Theater - A View From The Top
On their fifteenth album, A View from the Top of the World Dream Theater rush forward at full speed again with seven tracks equally steeped in articulate arrangements, groove-laden guitars, and skyscraping melodies.
Pre order here.... the Limited Deluxe Box Set featuring...
- Gatefold 2LP (180g bright gold vinyl)
- limited deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray
- Zoetrope Slipmat
- Enamel Keychain
- 8 x Artcards
- Certificate of Authenticity in a Lift-off Lid Box
New Rock To Check Out
Don't bore us, get to the chorus...yep loads of killer ROCK released this week, so launching straight into it!
Modern guitar legend Mark Tremonti has just released his latest solo album - his fifth. It's massive, it's heavy and it's awesome. Get your ears around this one! Read more...
Blink-182 founding member Tom DeLonge and his Angels & Airwaves cohorts have just released their 6th album Lifeforms. Real 80's vibes with a blend of DeLonge's pop punk heritage. Read more...
A band who have been on my radar now for many years, German hard rockers Kissin' Dynamite have well and truly upped their game on the first couple of singles from their upcoming album Not The End Of The Road. If you love H.E.A.T and Eclipse, then you know what to do...
Volbeat have just announced details of their new studio album Servant Of The Mind and released a crushing new single Shotgun Blues. Play this one loud, very, very loud!
Rock & Roll icon and two-time Grammy winner Tom Morello has released the third single off his highly anticipated album The Atlas Underground Fire. The single, Let’s Get The Party Started featuring Bring Me The Horizon. Read more...
If you hang out on Spotify, then you can check all these out and other ROCK getting a good play at the moment at Rock Lives Here headquarters on the Weekly Riff Raff Playlist. Listen here...
What To Watch
How do you know when a drummer is at your front door? Because they don't know when to come in.... Yeah, that was pretty bad, I agree haha!
But on the flipside, the new Netflix doco Count Me In is a great watch if you love drummers and to be honest, just simply Rock 'N' Roll in general. Chad Smith, Roger Taylor, Taylor Hawkins, Nicko McBrain, Samantha Maloney, Ian Paice + many more...
What To Read
If you love your Heavy Metal, then Metal Blade Records needs no introduction. All this recent talk of Metallica got me going back to their very, very beginnings, which are detailed in For The Sake Of Heaviness the story of Metal Blade Records and it's founder Brian Slagel. For over 40 years Metal Blade has been bringing the best in heavy music to the masses. A couple of the labels origin bands have new releases coming out on the horizon. Lizzy Borden has some vinyl reissues coming up for Master Of Disguise and Deal With The Devil, whilst Armored Saint give the live treatment to their legendary album Symbol Of Salvation.
What To Listen To
Can you remember what you were listening to back on 24th September 1991? Sure was a big day for New Release albums.
Nirvana - Nevermind
Bryan Adams - Waking Up The Neighbours
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Take a trip back to the 90's this weekend and re - discover (or discover) these 3 albums. I know I sure will be!
Video Of The Week
TWELVE FOOT NINJA - OVER AND OUT
Heavy fusion rockers Twelve Foot Ninja release an extended video for their new single Over and Out with a guest appearance by the enigmatic Tatiana Shmayluk, frontwoman of metal band Jinjer. It’s Twelve Foot Ninja’s third single from their upcoming album VENGEANCE (out 15th October 2021 through Volkanik Music). Read more...