Newsflash: Hunter’s Moon by Delain

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RockmusicRaider - Delain - Hunter's Moon - Album CoverI am stumped and pleased at the same time with Hunter’s Moon of the Dutch outfit Delain.

Why issue an EP, and then smother it in a truckload of endless live tracks and videos? Unless you want to make a weak offering palatable to the audience by stuffing it with a ton of recordings of times past.

Or you mix 16 minutes of originality with 48 minutes of miscellaneous recordings on a CD, plus untold minutes of video on another, to inflate earnings. Which – again – is a fine strategy. Because you gotta make a living, right?

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Newsflash: Autumnal reflections by Joshua Howlett!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Joshua Howlett - AutumnalTo succeed in Folk and Folk Rock is a tough business. A gazillion of unwashed wannabe folksters and their low quality six strings endlessly populate street corners and tube stations. And try to attract the eye of someone of power, for a few bucks put into greasy hats. Or nothing at all, come to think of it.

Folks like Ed Sheeran and other unlikely stories often seem to be this shiny beacon for the up and coming. To try and raffle some of the countless millions the music industry is able to disburse – apparently.

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Newsflash: Under Siege – a metallic taste of the past!

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RockmusicRaider Review - Under Siege - Self-Titled - Album CoverDamn. The Italian band Under Siege somehow got under the wheels of the mighty RMR review queue for their self-titled album released beginning 2018. Not for any explicable reason, though.

But the good news is, the album finally resurfaced again. Management will however have to have a word with the deck crew for such insubordination. But I will spare you the details of that particular pep talk.

I admit, first I thought we were joining a friggin’ tattoo. You know, one of these events, where marching bands and others happily celebrate tradition, wear bizarre garb and hack away [...] Click to raid more!