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News: MAGNUM are the latest entrants in The GRTR! Grotto of Greatness (December 2023)

11 December 2023 News


Melodic pomp rockers Magnum are the latest inductees in “The GRTR! Grotto of Greatness” a year long promotion to celebrate 20 years of the popular rock website Get Ready to ROCK!

The Midlands-based band have figured prominently in the website’s coverage over the past two decades and were celebrated, in 2012, for their 40th anniversary and again in 2022 for their 50th with an extensive special feature.

A new retrospective will be published on 1 December reflecting specifically the website’s coverage in terms of gig and album reviews.  There will also be a competition to win various formats of the new album.

Magnum release their 23rd studio album in January 2024 to be followed by a European tour in April.

News and Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie comments “I became a fan of the band following their appearance at Monsters Of Rock (Donington) in 1985 which I attended with sometime GRTR! scribe and friend Phil Berisford.  Since 2003 when we established Get Ready to ROCK! the band have produced consistently good albums and live shows.”

Managing Editor David Randall adds: “The band’s nomination concludes our major promotion this year and reflects again the wide consensus of opinion amongst our review team.

In 2020 during Lockdown we took the opportunity to re-purpose some of our historic content and this led to the anniversary tie-in for 2023.  It demonstrates the depth and quality of our coverage over the years.

The Grotto feature may provide a useful opportunity for readers to get up to speed on a newly-discovered band, or fill in the gaps for existing fans.  We have been heartened by the response from many of the artists who have promoted via their social media.  In some cases the retrospective features offer a unique resume of their progress over the past 20 years

EDITOR NOTE

The equivalent of the “Hall of Fame” the Grotto honours selected artists who have been covered consistently at rock website Get Ready to ROCK! over a period of 20 years. The promotion is part of the website’s 20th anniversary celebrations and will feature a different artist or band each month in 2023.

The GRTR!@20 promotion celebrates 20 years of the popular rock website Get Ready to ROCK! The website’s archive of reviews and interviews will be highlighted as well as new features celebrating 20 years of activity.

So far this year “The Grotto” has welcomed The Darkness (January), Chantel McGregor (February) , Eleanor McEvoy (March), Joe Bonamassa (April), Walter Trout (May), FM (June 2023), Marillion (July 2023),  Cats In Space (August 2023), Steve Hackett (September 2023), Thunder (October 2023) and Saxon (November 2023).

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