The Darkness kicked off their U.K. tour in Belfast's Telegraph building on Saturday night (2nd December 2023) for the 20th anniversary celebration of their massively successful debut album ‘Permission to Land’. In 2023 they revisited the landmark release with the 20th Anniversary edition cunningly retitled ‘Permission to Land... Again’, in what's been a bumper year for fans of this milestone release.
Released a year shy of their thirtieth anniversary, post grunge icons Bush are issuing their first career-spanning hits collection. 'Loaded: The Greatest Hits 1994 - 2023', charts their journey from London's Shepherd's Bush to international acclaim.
The first solo project by a member of The Police, Stewart Copeland first unleashed alter ego Klark Kent in 1978. With an album following two years later, it's now been reissued as a 2LP set, and a 2CD deluxe edition with two unreleased studio recordings and twelve previously unreleased demos.
Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy brought back their early new wave goth days in Belfast on Monday night (6th November 2023) as the Death Cult took to the stage for the opening night of their first tour in four decades. Resurrecting their former moniker from before they became The Cult, the evening saw the pair dig deep into their past for the special performance.
Guitar maestro Yngwie Malmsteen returned to Belfast on Wednesday night (1st November 2023) for his first show in the city since 1990. Blazing an absolute trail, it was a gloriously over the top display of musical mastery and unparalleled showmanship that threw all subtlety out the window.
Fear Factory returned to Belfast on Monday Night (30th October 2023) with a new line-up, however their machine-crushing sound remained. Led by chief song writer Dino Cazares, the four-piece proved that even without talismanic front man Burton C. Bell at the helm, they're still a force to be reckoned with.
Following on from the experimental 'A Different Beat' in 1999, Gary Moore returned to the blues for his first album of the new millennium. A repositioning of sorts much in the same way that 'Still Got The Blues' had been a decade earlier, it's now receiving its first ever vinyl release.
Featuring the four albums they recorded between 1986 and 1995, and adding a disc of bonus cuts, Van Halen's 'Collection II' focuses squarely on the band's Sammy Hagar-fronted second coming. But with zero unreleased tracks and no liner notes, was it a missed opportunity?
While Whitesnake's future as a live act is still uncertain following the abrupt cancellation of their farewell tour in 2022, David Coverdale has continued his mission to remaster and muscle-up the band's later catalogue. Next up 2015's 'The Purple Album' arrives as a Gold Edition celebrating 50 years of the Coverdale-co-fronted version of the band.
One of the most respected labels in music history, Atlantic Records are celebrating their 75th anniversary with an extensive vinyl reissue programme. Featuring some of the biggest names in music history across a myriad of genres, the year-long vinyl and remix campaign includes one of the defining albums in rock; Led Zeppelin's eponymous forth.