Friday Rocks! 10/3/23
"The unenviable task of following the previous glory fell to 'Focus 7' (always amuses me that it is from the 'Focus 9' album). Introduced as a band favourite to play by Thijs, it gave (particularly) guitarist Menno Gootjes another chance to shine gloriously." That was part of our take the last time we saw 2022 WRC award winning Focus at Chislehurst's The Beaverwood last November, so we were recently delighted to hear of Menno's side project, Dutch Heavy Metal rockers, Black Nazareth, also consisting of bass guitarist Henry Mcilveen (Threnody), vocalist Daniël de Jongh (Textures), keyboardist Martijn Spierenburg (Within Temptation) and new, but well known drummer, Darby Todd (Martin Barre), already with a new self titled mini album under their belts through Italy's Wormholedeath Records, plus another recently released single, 'True Self', which is also one of today's six of the best 'Friday Rocks!' Tracks Of The Day, complemented by five further recent and forthcoming releases from Iron Jinn, Blade, The Resolve, Trish Discord and Rolla.