ALBUM REVIEW: Insatia – Phoenix Aflame

August 15, 2017 Leslie Phillips

There’s a lot of bands that want to capture that Nightwish sound – harnessing the symphonic power, sweeping female vocals and huge soundscapes. Sadly most that try don’t get close, either completely overwhelmed by the […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Snow – At Last

July 3, 2017 Leslie Phillips

I have these vague memories of reading music papers as a kid -an article on Van Halen and their rise, and I recall the name ‘Snow’ as being one of their contemporaries who used to […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Rocklahoma 2017

June 8, 2017 Leslie Phillips

The Rockpit has been traveling to the Rocklahoma Festival since it’s inception in 2007 and over the years though music has changed musically you could argue that this year the balance is just right between […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Kold Creature – A Weakened State

June 6, 2017 Leslie Phillips

Hailing from the southside of Brisbane – Kold Creature is yet another reason to love the sunshine state and the melodic groove metal stylings of their residents. After an atmospheric opening with the largely superfluous ‘Awakening’, first single ‘Edge Of […]

News: General

Foreigner 40 – Tour and album release

April 4, 2017 Leslie Phillips

FOREIGNER 40 – Legendary Band Celebrates Milestone 40th Anniversary With Career-Spanning Remastered Double-Disc Hits Collection Featuring Two Newly Recorded Tracks: 40 Available On CD, Vinyl, And Digitally From Rhino This May/June and  40th Anniversary Headline Tour Kicks Off […]

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Hollywood Hard Rockers BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Release Re-Mixed Re-Mastered Deluxe Edition of Their Sophomore Album “Deuce”

April 1, 2017 Leslie Phillips

Beautiful Creatures have released a remixed, remastered (by Anthony Focx), re-sequenced “Deluxe” edition of their sophomore album “Deuce”, which will include the BRAND NEW track “Get You High” – the band’s first new song released since 2004. Following Beautiful Creature’s self titled release in 2001, the core band […]

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January 30, 2017 Leslie Phillips

These days Pop Punk bands are about 20 for a dollar, most sound remarkably similar, write to the same formula and for every decent song produce a dozen that dissolve and vaporize as soon as […]

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In the Now – Daggers and Dice

December 5, 2016 Leslie Phillips

There’s a gentle Spanish style guitar in ‘Calm Before’ that welcomes you to In The Now’s debut album ‘Daggers and Dice’ and it works so well up against the Hard Rocking ‘Trigger’ that acts as […]

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