Led Zeppelin countdown comes to an end
And the pot of gold? It was infact a release date for their film titled Celebration Day. In 2007 the mighty group reunited for one of the most demanded concerts in music history at London’s O2 arena. It is set to be released in cinema’s next month with the DVD to follow in November.
The return of Led Zeppelin?
Led Zeppelin haven’t performed live since their reunion gig in 2007, and they haven’t released any new material as Zeppelin since the Coda album in 1982, but clues and rumours are circulating that one of the biggest bands in music history could be making a comeback…
Over the weekend a picture showing the word five was posted on the bands official Facebook page. Written in the same typeface as the famous Led Zeppelin logo for the Houses Of The Holy album it has certainly got fans in a stir over what it could mean.
What are we to make of it? They clearly want us to think that a new studio album is on the way. Led Zeppelin's first four albums were all numbered, but there was never a Led Zeppelin V. However, that’s pretty unlikely, given that Robert Plant has said time and again that he’s not interested in a full-blown Led Zeppelin reunion.
Many fans are hoping it could mean the announcement of a run of live dates, others think it may be something to do with rumours circulating for a long time now that Jimmy Paige and Dave Grohl have been cooking something up together.
The more likely scenario is that it may be a live dvd release of the bands reunion show at the O2 in London from 2007, but, we wait with baited breath at the new whatever it may be….
Keep checking back for new info!
Mixing classic rock with a metal edge, welcome to Motherload! Coming from High Wycombe, they are definitely bridging the gap between current heavy metal and the rock of days gone by, and they do it with great success!
Their music is filled with old skool metal vibes, crushing riffs, volume and they are bursting with energy. They also have that melodic edge, courtesy of Tom Ford's vocal s which are effortless, and at times, perfect gravelly.
The band released their debut EP at the beginning of the year and since then their popularity has rocketed! Packed with an eclectic blend of rock music and drawing on each members combined influences, it packs a real punch and is a welcome change to the norm. From the command of We Are The Authority, to the gritty blues of Far Away, their sound covers all bases. With hints of classic British bands such as Black Sabbath or Zeppelin, fused with metal pioneers like Pantera, how can you resist?
Currently working on their new album, Motherload show a great amount of promise and we can’t wait to hear what they offer up next! Until then, check them out here….http://www.motherloadrock.com/
Slash get his own radio series
Yep, Slash is about to start his own series of shows on Radio 2. Is there anything this man can’t do?
There will be six weekly programmes, each lasting an hour. The first one goes out at 10.03pm tomorrow (Thursday, April 12), with the rest of the shows being broadcast on the next five Thursdays at the same time.The dates are April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.
Slash will be looking at the artists and music that helped to shape his life and career. It will include Led Zeppelin, Rose Tattoo, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Queen, Rage Against The Machine, as well as his own records.
Be sure to tune in, it looks like it could be pretty interesting!
Also, don’t forget the new album Apocalyptic Love will be released on May 21 in the UK through an exclusive Classic Rock fan pack which you can order from here!
Horisont - Second Assault
Upon first spin of Second Assault, you would be forgiven for thinking the last 40 years never existed and you were actually in 1972. From the get go you are transported right back to a time when rock music was much more pure, more powerful, Second Assault is dripping in nostalgia, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
The influences are clear, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Deep Purple, and it is is hard not to compare the band to their fellow Swedish rockers Graveyard, but Horisont really are a shining light amongst this whole new 70s throwback thing that is popular right now.
Opener Time Warrior is full on melodic guitars and fat bass, Crusaders of Death is a masterpiece in itself and title track Second Assault takes you on a brutal ride of full on gritty, bluesy rock and roll. The truth is there isn’t much you can say about this album, it kind of speaks for itself. Musically it is perfectly tight and together, and Axel Soderberg’s vocals just set it off nicely. These guys show more soul and depth than a lot of other bands out there at the moment, but they are well worth the listen.
I know we are only in March, but Second Assault is fast making it’s way into my albums of 2012.
Originating from the North in the city of Leeds, Gentlemans Pistols have been around for a lengthy 7 years. Originally a 3 piece band, they are now a quartet of pure rock. Not only do they look like a throw back from the 70’s, they definitely have the 70’s blues sound of Zeppelin.
So why have they not become a familiar name? I can’t say I know the answer, but I have a feeling they will be a name thrown around a lot in the coming year. They will hook you with their killer blues riffs and James Atkinson’s strong, clear vocals. If you catch them live, they have plenty of charisma and character to keep you entertained with Atkinson prone to the occasional shimmy!
having played this years High Voltage Festival and currently supporting The Answer on tour, they are well worth checking out. I like to think of them as the UK’s answer to the emerging Rival Sons!