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Dan Aston
Cornwall, UK
Music journalist, musician and photographer. All album reviews are rated out of 10.
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Check out my new blog: http://danielaston.co.uk/ Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Dan Aston's blog
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Album: Kill All Control Release: 2011 Artist: George Lynch Label: Rocket Science Track Listing: 1) Kill All Control 2) Done 3) Fly on the Wall 4) Brand New Day 5) Wicked Witch 6) Voices in My Head 7) Resurrect Your Soul 8) Rattlesnake 9) Sun 10) Man On Fire 11) My Own Enemy 12) Son of Scary 13) Go It Alone George Lynch has significantly moved on musically since his eighties heyday with Dokken and this latest release is another example of his ability to morph sonically to suit current trends. With all hopes of an original Dokken line-up reunion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Dan Aston's blog
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Album: Tactical Release: 2011 Artist: World Under Blood Label: Nuclear Blast Track Listing: 1) A God Among The Waste 2) Into the Arms of Cruelty 3) Pyro-Compulsive 4) Dead and Still in Pain 5) Purgatory Dormitory 6) Under the Autumn Low 7) I Can’t Stand His Name 8) Revere’s Tears 9) Wake Up Dead (Megadeth cover) Tactical is the long awaited debut album from melodic death metal band World Under Blood. Formed by CKY frontman, Deron Miller and Divine Heresy drummer, Tim Yeung, the band have been releasing tracks since 2006, gradually building up attention via their MySpace page. As... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Dan Aston's blog
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Album: Juggernaut of Justice Release: 2011 Artist: Anvil Label: The End Record Track Listing: 1) Juggernaut of Justice 2) When Hell Breaks Loose 3) New Orleans Voodoo 4) On Fire 5) FuckenEh! 6) Turn it Up 7) This Ride 8) Not Afraid 9) Conspiracy 10) Running 11) Paranormal 12) Swing Thing Upon hearing the name ‘Anvil’ some will either snigger at images of frontman, Lips, playing his guitar with a dildo before a festival audience in the eighties, or warm to the band that won so many hearts with their 2008 documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil. The documentary in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Dan Aston's blog
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Album: Dedicated to Chaos Release: 2011 Artist: Queensrÿche Label: Loud and Proud/Roadrunner Track Listing: 1) Get Started 2) Hot Spot Junkie 3) Got It Bad 4) Around the World 5) Higher 6) Retail Therapy 7) At The Edge 8) Broken 9) Hard Times 10) Drive 11) I Believe 12) Luvnu 13) Wot We Do 14) I Take You 15) The Lie 16) Big Noize Dedicated to Chaos is the latest instalment in a prolific run of releases for Queensrÿche, and unsurprisingly it demonstrates yet another change in musical direction for the band. However, with this release comes their most controversial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Dan Aston's blog
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Jul 27, 2011
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Headline Act: Judas Priest Support: Queensrÿche, Rival Sons Venue: Bournemouth BIC Date: 24/07/2011 Fans gathered feverishly early on a cool Sunday evening in anticipation of Judas Priest’s final UK date on their farewell Epitaph tour. Opening the night was Rival Sons. The American four-piece are building up a reputation as one of the most promising new rock acts and their placement on the Epitaph tour has allowed them to play some of the UK’s larger venues. A decent audience turned up to watch them deliver a convincing half-hour set where they displayed their 70s classic rock roots with essences of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Dan Aston's blog
Check out my new track: http://tinyurl.com/6kwkqpt Probably the best guitar solo I've recorded, enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Dan Aston's blog
I have just entered Total Guitar magazine's SoundCloud guitar solo competition. Hopefully my solo will win and I will get my hands on £800 worth of guitar goodies! Check out my solo here: http://www.musicradar.com/totalguitar/solo-for-soundcloud-410806 Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Dan Aston's blog
Headline Act: Aynsley Lister Band Support: Rude Tiger Venue: Falmouth Pavilions Date: 26/11/2010 It was a bitterly cold Friday night in Falmouth, but the weather didn’t deter a healthy turnout at the Pavilions to see acclaimed blues guitarist Aynsley Lister. Lister has been touring prolifically since the release of Equilibrium (2009) and the tightness of his band’s performance is unmistakable. His more recent live session release Tower Sessions is a testament to the current high calibre shows that contains some new material and a long awaited recorded cover of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’. Support came from currently unsigned Rude Tiger, a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Dan Aston's blog
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Album: JUPITER Release: 2010 Artist: Atheist Label: Season of Mist Track Listing: 1) Second to Sun 2) Fictitious Glide 3) Fraudulent Cloth 4) Live and Live Again 5) Faux King Christ 6) Tortoise the Titan 7) When the Beast 8) Third Person The last three years have been exiting times for fans of the early nineties tech-death scene with bands such as Cynic, Pestilence and Believer reforming and churning out long-awaited studio albums. The results thus far have been rather disappointing with Pestilence abandoning their jazz infused evolution that produced Spheres (1993) and Cynic producing a mixed bag of an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Dan Aston's blog
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Album: TWILIGHT DEMENTIA Release: 2010 Artist: Dragonforce Label: Spinefarm Track Listing: [Disc 1] 1) Heroes of Our Time 2) Operation Ground and Pound 3) Reasons to Live 4) Fury of the Storm 5) Fields of Despair 6) Starfire 7) Soldiers of the Wasteland [Disc 2] 1) My Spirit Will Go On 2) Where Dragons Go On 3) The Last Journey Home 4) Valley of the Damned 5) Strike of the Ninja 6) Through the Fire and the Flames As Dragonforce part ways with their vocalist, ZP Theart, a double live album is the perfect device to stall time whilst they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Dan Aston's blog
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Album: A THOUSAND SUNS Release: 2010 Artist: Linkin Park Label: Warner Bros. Track Listing: 1) The Requiem 2) The Radiance 3) Burning in the Skies 4) Empty Spaces 5) When They Come For Me 6) Robot Boy 7) Jornada del Muerto 8) Waiting For The End 9) Blackout 10) Wretches and Kings 11) Wisdom, Justice, and Love 12) Iridescent 13) Fallout 14) The Catalyst 15) The Messenger Linkin Park is a band struggling to find an identity. The once mammoth nu-metallers have since collaborated with the likes of Jay-Z, alienating the fanbase before making yet another drastic change in musical... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Dan Aston's blog
I have created a group on facebook to promote the need for the Tony Martin Black Sabbath albums to be reissued! http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=102227079812520&ref=ts Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at Dan Aston's blog
I've been listening to a lot of Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath recently, great stuff that needs to be reissued. Will post reviews later... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2010 at Dan Aston's blog