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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Steven Jones (Bleed From Within)

Glasgow heavyweights Bleed From Within are about to assault our aural cortexes once more, with the release of their fifth studio album, the highly impressive ‘Fracture’, this coming Friday. Having had the pleasure of being able to absorb the album for several weeks now, Jase Walker had the opportunity to chat, appropriately socially-distanced of course. to guitarist Steven Jones about the release, where the band are coming from with it and, of course, the challenges of promoting new product in an age of lockdowns, pandemics and quarantine:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Arta Salehi (Quinn The Brain)

Quinn The Brain are a new band from Houston who this coming week are releasing their first official EP, ‘Open Wide’, which Gerald S can pretty safely say is his EP of the year. It was a show by the awesome Pretty Vacant (also from Houston) where Arta Salehi (vocals/ guitar) and or resident stetson-wearer met by chance a few months ago. The G man has been playing the EP nonstop since probably the end of February or beginning of March, and more recently recently braved the Covid lockdown and utilized the power of the internet to chat formally to the frontwoman about the band’s past, present, and future.

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Her Chariot Awaits – ‘Her Chariot Awaits’ (Frontiers)

Her Chariot Awaits is another of those collaborative projects in which the Italian (mostly) melodic rock label Frontiers specializes – drawing together different artists, sometimes from seemingly disparate backgrounds, with the objective of (hopefully) producing sweet rock ‘n’ roll music together. This latest project pairs the Spanish singer Ailyn, formerly of symphonic rockers Sirenia, and the guitarist Mike Orlando, best known for his work with the on-off amalgam by the name of Adrenaline Mob.

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FM – ‘Synchronized’ (Frontiers)

Monk has to admit that, over the 35-plus years of their stop-start career, he has always found Brit AOR overlords FM to be a much more impressive live act than as a recording entity. Yes, they have produced some magnificent tunes over the years, some of those in turn quite rightly regarded as classics of the genre, but, overall, the big boss man has always found their recorded output to be patchy, not least in terms of being unable to reproduce the sheer power of their live performances. And, he is sorry to say, that this, their 12th studio album, originally due to be released last month but delayed due to the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown in Italy, does nothing to change his opinion…

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