‘The Monster Roars’ is an album that can be described as Magnum roars. As all the other Magnum releases also the newest addition to the creative output is full of anthemic moments, great melodies, musical savvy, and a lot of feel for sound and expression of songs. This album is a treat for ears and mind and showcases a band that, even after four decades in business, is still relevant and a great example for continuity, passion and dedication.
If you’ve not yet seen the rejuvenated Rainbow, with a youthful 74-year-old Ritchie Blackmore, then do so as there’s really no guarantee he’ll be doing this for years and years to come!
THEIA are very proud to announce that they have been selected to support rock legends MAGNUM on 4 dates in June.
For me though, RMF have a winning formula, in a unique melting pot, in a fantastic location. The eclectic mix of sounds on the various stages combined with the relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect event for Ramblers of all ages.
I reckon Bob went to the same school of hand-signalling as Uriah Heep’s Mick Box and if you asked him to say anything WITHOUT moving his hands he’d be totally flummoxed.
Tonight’s main attraction would be in the guise of those wiley old veterans and pure powerhouses Magnum,
For a musician like Tony Clarkin who composes constantly, viewing and selecting the material he has written is always one of the most significant moments during the creation process of a new Magnum album.
There can be no doubting the British midlands have been a virtual factory for producing the most innovative rock bands in music history. From Black Sabbath to The Moody Blues, ELO to Judas Priest, they’ve all been responsible for resonating classics. However, there are always bands that tend to be overlooked, taken for granted or just plain bloody ignored.
Magnum started as a covers act gradually creating its own material and carving a niche for itself with spanking and highly energetic, yet melodic pomp rock songs. The excellent songwriting skills of guitarist Tony Clarkin and characteristic vocal stylings of Bob Catley granted the band with the cult status for their very special mix of AOR and Hard Rock