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Rhapsody of Fire – ‘Glory For Salvation’ (AFM Records)

Rhapsody of Fire is almost infamous in power metal lore, but this isn’t solely due to the success of the music. Instead, you’ll find many flavours and renditions of the Rhapsody name throughout the decades where members have broken away but stayed determined to continue the Rhapsody journey in some form. You’ll find references to Rhapsody, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Turilli/Leone Rhapsody as you dig through the saga, but today we have the pleasure of listening to the latest release from the most recent incarnation of Rhapsody of Fire to bring forth some good hearty power metal cheese.

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Rockin’ The Bowl – Sheffield, Don Valley Bowl – 10/12 September 2021

With the Covidications of the past 18-plus months having starved so many of us of our love of live rock ‘n’ roll, it is perhaps not surprising the lengths we’ll go to for a fix now that things are returning to normal, at least in most parts of the Über Kingdom. So it was that UR’s guest reviewers known as Team Angel found themselves making the 400-mile round trip from the valleys of south Wales to the Steel City itself for a weekend of NWoCR-themed rock ‘n’ roll action. Bring it on…

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Florence Black – Crumlin, The Patriot – 17 September 2021

With the most anticipated album release in South Wales for a considerable time and an extensive refurbishment of the venue, David O’Neill was really looking forward to this gig.  The venue has doubled in capacity to around 300 making it one of the biggest independent venues in the valleys. Albeit still run on behalf of the Patriots motorcycle club, it is a fantastic refurbishment. The rear part of the old venue has been benefitted from a raised flooring area and barrier at the halfway point giving everyone a better view of the action. Large opening doors onto the external covered patio all add to the utility of the venue. As always, the stage setup is very good with good lighting and sound gear. Well done everyone who has made this happen…

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