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Videos of the Week – Chickenfoot + Bonfire + Blondie + Once Human + Red Queen + Lionville + Deacon Blue

Compiled by David Waterfield

NEW RELEASES

Chickenfoot – Divine Termination 

Chickenfoot release a 2 CD compilation album ‘Best + Live’ on 10th March. The ‘best of’ album features this brand new track.

Bonfire – Locomotive Breath

With German vocalist Alexx Stahl now fronting the band, Bonfire return with their new album ‘Byte The Bullet’ on 24th March. Here’s a taster of what you can expect.

Blondie – Fun

The first single lifted from Blondie’s 11th album ‘Pollinator’, which is released on 5th May. The album was produced by John Congleton and was the last album to be recorded at New York’s Magic Shop Studios before its closure. The album features guest appearances from Joan Jett and Laurie Anderson and includes Johnny Marr and Charli XCX amongst the songwriters. Here’s hoping their summer US Tour with Garbage reaches these shores too.

Once Human – Dark Matter

Featuring ex Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader in their line up, Once Human released their sophomore album ‘Evolution’ last month. Brutal, visceral and technical.

Red Queen – Insidious

Formerly known as Demona Mortiss, nu-metal/industrial outfit Red Queen are Elena Vladi and Patrick Crisci. They released their debut five track EP ‘Star Blood’ via Bandcamp last April from which this new video is taken.

Lionville – Bring Me Back Our Love 

If you’re a fan of accomplished melodic rock then there’s something to look forward to this Friday (24th February) with the release of Lionville’s new album ‘A World Of Fools’.

Deacon Blue – I Will And I Won’t (live)

Deacon Blue release a live album and DVD ‘Live At The Glasgow Barrowlands’ on 31st March. It was recorded on 4th December 2016 on the last night of the ‘Believers’ tour and marked the first time the band had played the venue since 1994.  The album is available on blu ray and as a limited edition 2CD/DVD set.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot 

With the Kaiser Chiefs heading to Birmingham this weekend let’s go back to this anthemic classic from their debut album ‘Employment’.

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