With The Iron Maidens currently wowing Australian audiences with their amazing shows Dave G caught up with Nikki Stringfield to find out what led her to join the Maidens and where her love for Iron Maiden first came from.
You can listen to our Iron Maidens interview below.
Australian rockers Lillye will release their debut full-length album entitled Evolve on May 18, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The band is fronted by vocalist Virginia Lillye who previously held lead roles in theater productions such as Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, and more. The album was produced by bassist Christian Lauria at his own Machine Men Studios, and mixed by Shane Edwards (Northlane, Hanz Zimmer, Thy Art is Murder) at Karma Studios.
Evolve track listing:
In the End
It Is What It Was
Take on Me
Grass Is Greener
Through My Soul
The band have also revealed a new music video for the album’s first single, entitled ‘Run’. The “Mortal Kombat”-inspired video was directed by Dave Molland w/ assistance from Max Greig and filmed at Sydney Props and Boo & Cams.
“Run is dedicated to a dear friend and fan of the band, Luke “Woody” James Woodland who passed away in 2014” states vocalist Virginia Lillye. “He was conscious about environmental issues and the importance of significant numbers that ran in sequence. One of his attempts to make people aware of the environment would be to paint himself blue, spay his hair green and become “Captain Planet”. He would then begin running around Sydney, Australia starting from a suburb beginning with a letter of the alphabet then ending in another suburb beginning with the same letter. This was his favorite song, and whenever we played it live, he would be the first to break out into a wild dance. We were fortunate to have his younger brother Will, play the lead role in our video, and honored that he portrayed his brother Woody who was such a colorful and passionate character.”
Lizzy Borden is without a doubt an important and accompanying band in the history of Metal Blade Records. As we all wait for updates about the new studio album, Metal Blade has decided to re-issue two classic Lizzy Borden records – Love You To Pieces and Menace To Society – on April 13th. Both will be released as Metal Blade Originals, with a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel. Special treatment and 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts guaranteed!
With the legendary Saxon about to release their brand new album Thunderbolt Dave Griffiths sat down with Biff from the band to chat about the album and how Saxon have remained so strong for all these years.
Saxon have released the third single and videofrom their new mighty Thunderbolt album.
“This is album 22 and it’s called Thunderbolt. It’s a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we’ve been crafting with Producer, Andy Sneap and it’s finished ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!” says Biff Byford
Since the 1970s Saxon have shown their ability to take rock ‘n’ roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave. With over twenty studio albums under their belt, SAXON has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of a work a staple of their career.
Thunderbolt Track Listing 1. Olympus Rising 2. Thunderbolt 3. The Secret of Flight 4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz) 5. They Played Rock and Roll 6. Predator 7. Sons of Odin 8. Sniper 9. A Wizard’s Tale 10. Speed Merchants 11. Roadie’s Song 12. Nosferatu (Raw Version)* *not available on vinyl