'A Conspiracy Of Stars' 2015 CHART POSITIONS








MAY 2015




APRIL 2015


30th April 2015

TODAY: O2 Academy - Bristol - England



Andy Parker at Rock City - Great Shot from Ashley on Twitter - photo ©2015 AG






Great Review - added to the REVIEWS PAGE






29th April 2015

TODAY: BAND TRAVEL South for tomorrows concert in Bristol

30th April - England - Bristol - O2 Academy


UFO played the O2 Academy Newcastle and fans were ecstatic
with the setlist as favourite oldies were given a revival




38 Images of UFO performing live at The Academy in Dublin

Images courtesy of Dan Butler Photography 2015 (Official Music Scene Photographer)




28th April 2015

TONIGHT: Rock City - Nottingham - England



4 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEW

Review added to the REVIEWS page along with others over the past week


Phil and Andy at The Accademy, Dublin - photo ©2015, all rights reserved




UFO Official have just announced that tickets are on sale NOW






27th April 2015

TODAY - Band prepare for Rock City Nottingham for tomorrow's concert (28th April)


UFO in Leeds last Night - Thanks to Carl for postung on FB


Concert Review from Last Night in Leeds:

Thanks to Andy Machin at NWOBHM blog - You can read the rest of the review HERE


Additional photo's + GLASGOW pics added to THE TOUR PAGE




26th April 2015

TONIGHT: - O2 Academy - Leeds - England


LAST NIGHT - UFO at the O2 in Newcastle


VIEW ALL PHOTOS AT Paul's fickr site



Additional photo's added to THE TOUR PAGE




25th April 2015

TONIGHT - O2 Academy - Newcastle - England


CONCERT REVIEW and photos from Wolverhampton






24th April 2015

TODAY: O2 ABC - Glasgow - Scotland


TOUR PAGE - Photos of UFO at The Limelight, Belfast






23rd April 2015


Ferry to Scotland for tomorrows appearance at the O2 ABC in Glasgow







UFO – Shot at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on Saturday 18th April 2015

The usual great shots taken by Rich Ward for Classic Rock Photography






22nd April 2015

TONIGHT - Northern Ireland - Belfast - The Limelight



MORE PHOTOS added to the TOUR PAGE from last Night in Ireland and Manchester






21st April 2015

TODAY - April 21st - The Academy - Dublin - Ireland


The month's issue has a double-front cover, so watch out for both


8/10 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' album review from SPAIN

Additional photo's added to THE TOUR PAGE



20th April 2015

TODAY - Band travel

NEXT appearance: 21st April: The Academy - Dublin - Ireland




Set of gettyimages® from UFO's last night appearance at The Ritz

Due to copyright, I can only list the link for the rest of the photo's - ©photo Andrew Benge


Staying with Andy

Interview with UFO's Andy Parker


Sugar Cane - 20 minute chats about ACOS, Writing process, Chris T., Album title idea and cover,
Lyrics, Band, Formats, Streaming downloads, SPV/Steamhammer, Touring - Rollin' Rollin'



Conspiracy Of Stars Twitter feed - Photo's and reports from THE RITZ, Manchester



As the band travel to Ireland, here is a new Album Review:

Added to the 125+ entries on the ACOS/REVIEWS page



UFO at Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall on April 18th

PHIL MOGG - ©2015 Concert Blogger - photo ©2015 Pete Key

This and other photo's added to





19th April 2015

TONIGHT: Ritz - Manchester - England




Friday's Concert at The Junction


UFO performing live - Friday 17th April - ©2015


Vinnie Moore Interview






18th April 2015

TONIGHT - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - England


Last Night at Cambrifge Junction - photos ©2015 Dave Craig


From Strangers to Stars: The Continuing Saga of UFO

Interview with Vinnie Moore


Gig Preview: UFO - Leeds Academy - Sunday 27 April 2015

Win a pair of tickets to see UFO in Leeds 26 April

Click to Enter this Competition

This competition ends on Thu 23rd Apr, 2015


Tonight on www.myrockradio.com
Harry Ho's international Rock Garden !
From 8pm - 10pm UK (21:oo - 23:oo CET / 2pm - 4pm US CDT).

Line up:
Deep Purple, ACDC, UFO, U.D.O., Slash, Y&T, Avanged Sevenfold, Rammstein, Scorpions and more!

We play your music!
And on tune in - http://tunein.com/station/?StationId=202769, and iTunes Radio.






17th April 2015

TONIGHT: Junction - Cambridge - England


UFO opening their set with 'We Belong To The Night' last night at The Waterfront


We Belong To The Night

Fight Night

Run Boy Run

Lights Out

The Killing Kind

Love to Love

Only You Can Rock Me

Burn Your House Down



Making Moves

Rock bottom


Doctor Doctor

Shoot Shoot


This and other updates can be found on the TOUR PAGE




16th April PM

UFO release new VIDEO teaser, chart entries and new tourdates!



To tie in with TONIGHTS start of the UFO UK TOUR

STEAMHAMMER/SPV have issued a Press Release this afternoon, which includes a NEW Video Teaser

If you can't view the video above, you can view at the following locations

Worldwide | Germany

Album Charts

The latest album "A Conspiracy Of Stars" entered the charts in several countries.

In Germany it was the highest chart entry ever and in Switzerland the band charted the first time in their history.

In England the album reached the highest album chart position since 1983
and a #18 position came as a nice surprise in the Czech Republic.






16th April 2015

The UK TOUR has arrived...

...tune into the TOUR PAGE to follow the band



Waterfront - Norwich - England


Officiial UFO also announced some additional dates later in the year:

More shows just added: Skanevik Blues Festival, Musiktheater Rex, LKA-Longhorn and Hirsch.


Dates for the UFO diary, coming up after the current April/May UK tour:

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)
4th July - Norway - Skånevik - Skanevik Blues Festival
25th July - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival

23rd October - Germany - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
24th October - Germany - Stuttgart - LKA-Longhorn
27th October - Germany - Nuremberg - Hirsch
30th October - Austria - Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
31st October - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7
1st November - Italy - Milan - Legend Club
3rd November - France - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
5th November - Spain - Santander - Escenario Santander
6th November - Spain - Santiago de la Compostela - Sala Capitol
7th November - Spain - Madrid - Sala But
8th November - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10th November - France - Toulouse - Metronum
11th November - France - Vaureal (near Paris) - Le Forum
12/15th November - Wales - Hard Rock Hell




15th April 2015



A Conspiracy Of Stars enters the Japanese BURRN! magazine CHARTS at number 9 in May 2015 issue:



14th April 2015



TWO days to go - Thursday Night in Norwich, UK - Let It Roll...




12th April 2015

Phil Mogg interview and Showtime Blue-ray DVD review





10th April 2015


©2015 Record Collector Magazine


Reviews are being added to the REVIEWS page, so keep on visiting

SIX DAYS until the UK Tour kicks in




3rd April 2015

Vinnie in the USA March Issue of GuitarPlayer Magazine


Spanish Magazine LA HEAVY - May 2015 issue





2nd April 2015

One of my favourite additions of the year - ANDY PARKER's Diary Update


MARCH 2015


30th March 2015

New VM interview

Guitarist Vinnie Moore discusses the new UFO album Conspiracy of Stars



May 2015 Issue of UK's Classic Rock Magazine has a Cover CD titled 'One Nation Under A Groove' with

UFO's 'Devil's In The Detail' as track 2. Other bands include Europe, TOTO, Black Star Riders, The Answer and Nightwish

see full track listing

Also in the Free Mini Magazine that has included some exclusive articles only found in the Digital Edition is the

'Heavy Load: Phil Mogg' article which many of you may have already seen.

UK tour dates advert also appears in this issue





28th March 2015

Vinnie appears in the feature "Whats on my iPod" in the May issue of GUITAR WORLD




26th March 2015

USA Magazine - ISSUE 78 - 8/10 review - added to the Reviews page

The Reviews page has had to be split into two pages due to the amazing amount of REVIEWS - 115 so far...




24th March 2015

TWO more Reviews added - both 8/10




23rd March 2015

TWO NEW Album reviews, both scoring 8.5/10





Both reviews added to the REVIEWS PAGE





18th March 2015



More dates for the UFO diary, coming up after the April/May UK tour:

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus
27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days    
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium)
25th July - Wales - Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival
30th October - Austria - Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
31st October - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7

1st November - Italy - Milan - Legend Club
3rd November - France - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
5th November - Spain - Santander - Escenario Santander
6th November - Spain - Santiago de la Compostela - Sala Capitol
7th November - Spain - Madrid - Sala But
8th November - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
10th November - France - Toulouse - Metronum
11th November - France - Vaureal (near Paris) - Le Forum

12/15th November - Wales - Hard Rock Hell




16th March 2015



Two page spread in next months issue, featuring an exclusive interview with Vinnie Moore - MAGAZINE FB PAGE


The reviews keep rollin in - Three more today added to the REVIEWS PAGE




15th March 2015





MARCH 2015







14th March 2015

TODAY: Two great album reviews and magazine feature + concert review

German Magazine - BREAK OUT - Article and Review - REVIEW is posted on the REVIEWS PAGE, along with

the 8/10 review from CROSS FIRE:





9th March - Germany - Burgrieden/Ulm - Riffelhof


UFO live in Riffelhof Burgrieden 03/09/2015
Support - Yasi Hofer
One should not believe it's Monday, a rock band occurs and .... the booth is full !!
UFO appeared yesterday in Riffelhof live on and obviously the fans were magnetically attracted.
Rightly, in my view, for the British hard rock band consisting at least since the early 70s, "rocked" the shop of the finest. The 66-year-old lead singer Phil Mogg really gave everything. The remaining band members Paul Raymond (guitar / keyboards), Andy Parker (drums), Rob de Luca (bass) and Vinnie Moore (Lead Guitar) showed all their skills. With songs such as Lights Out, Rock Bottom, Shoot Shoot and from the new CD Run Boy Run and The Killing Kind band had such powerful audience of fun. Of course then was allowed to complete the famous Doctor Doctor not missing - all in all a great evening the previously Yasi Hofer and her band as support opened ... nice to hear again and again how they mastered the guitar whether with All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix or Sweet Autum and MTEC from her debut album Yasi.
Tour for you
Holger and Helen
(more images of this event, soon here in the photo gallery)





13th March 2015

The Killing Kind from 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' is Number 3 in the WUNSCH Radio Chart


Non-German speakers, the Navigation is described in yesterdays post



After a hugely successful tour, the band return home for a well earned rest BUT
will return to the UK next Month, to embark on a seventeen date tour, kicking off on April 16th

16 - England - Norwich - Waterfront
17 - England - Cambridge - Junction
18 - England - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
19 - England - Manchester - Ritz
21 - Ireland - Dublin - The Academy
22 - Northern Ireland - Belfast - The Limelight
24 - Scotland - Glasgow - O2 ABC
25 - England - Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 - England - Leeds - O2 Academy
28 - England - Nottingham - Rock City
30 - England - Bristol - O2 Academy

01 - England - Falmouth - Pavilion
02 - England - Exeter - Phoenix
03 - England - Salisbury - City Hall
05 - England - Brighton - Concorde 2
06 - England - Oxford - O2 Academy
07 - England - London - HMV Forum

26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus

27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days
28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock
(Kaliakra Stadium)


Due to the high volume of entries to this MISTY GREEN AND BLUE webpage,

ALL January and February NEWS items have been moved to their own webpage:


Hopefully this will help the 'loading' times in your browser, for those who may not be on Fibre Broadband.



ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN WEBPAGE, as well as appearing on these NEWS PAGES


Finally a 'Retrospective' TOUR PAGE has been added

With all the album releases and NEWS, I just didn't have time to create, but I guess its 'better late than never'!


On with business, here is another fine album review

It’s no secret that I am a huge UFO fan.

Not the unidentified flying object of the alien nature, but the English rock band that has been pounding out teeth-rattling rock arrangements since 1969.

The band’s 1979 crushing performance captured on “Strangers in the Night” is still considered by many rock critics (myself included) as one of the finest live rock albums of all time.

I attended my very first UFO concert during high school.

After delivering a barrage of classic tracks like “Lights Out,” “Doctor Doctor,” “Rock Bottom” and “Too Hot to Handle,” I would eventually end up owning the band’s entire discography as well as attempt to catch a show whenever the band would rumble into town.

“A Conspiracy of Stars” is yet another solid performance from smoldering start to fervent finish.

Frontman Phil Mogg leads the way as he follows the same tested and true blues and rock formula that has made UFO legendary.

The scrappy Mogg has always struck me as the type of guy who would have your back in a bar brawl or back alley confrontation.

The 66-year-old singer can still deliver the goods with a gritty, commanding voice that provides plenty of muscle to the simmering lyrics and potent musical assault provided by guitarist Vinnie Moore, keyboardist Paul Raymond, bassist Rob De Luca and drummer Andy Parker.

After 46 years, the band’s offerings still sound fresh, vibrant and relevant.

“The Killing Kind” opens the album in blistering fashion with Moore’s opening guitar riffs ushering in Parker’s thundering drumming and Mogg’s menacing vocals.

Moore’s guitar prowess is front and center on the hard-driving “Run Boy Run” and “Ballad of the Left Hand Gun.”

Mogg’s soulful, gutsy vocals assertively fuel the ominous “Devil’s in the Details” and boisterous “Messiah of Love.” Acclaimed producer Chris Tsangarides accentuates the veteran band’s confident swagger on robust rockers like “The Real Deal” and “One and Only,” while also showcasing a softer side on the melodic “Precious Cargo.”

“A Conspiracy of Stars” contains enough of a spark to keep UFO flying high for another few years.

Clint Rhodes is the Herald-Standard music reviewer. He can be reached at crhodes@heraldstandard.com. ©2015


Vinnie Moore (UFO) on 1962 - 1966




12th March 2015


TODAY: - Choller Halle - Zug - Switzerland



UFO: A Conspiracy Of Stars (SPV)

Okay; where the hell do you start with a band as legendary as UFO? Formed in 1969, loved by metal icons like Steve Harris and the rest of Iron Maiden and a million others as well as being responsible for anthems such as Doctor Doctor, Rock Bottom, Only You Can Rock Me and Too Hot To Handle, there is little to say by way of introduction. A Conspiracy Of Stars is as fresh an album as those early massively influential slabs of 1970s rock, such as Phenomenon and Force It. Their last album, Seven Deadly was a seriously underrated chunk of old school bluesy rock and the latest release continues in that vein. Opener Killing Kind is easy, laid back and yet exactly right. Phil Mogg’s vocals are as good as they ever were; soulful and relaxed yet powerful and distinctive. Run Boy Run stomps along, with Vinnie Moore, surely one of the most brilliant guitarists in rock peeling off solos for fun. Meanwhile in the engine room, Andy Parker effortlessly hammers out the beat. Moore’s performance on the whole of this album is blistering, and anyone wanting Metal Mickey back needs to back off on this performance. Moore holds his own on the old school classics in the live arena and on this release once more demonstrates that he is the man. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun has a groove laden blues feel, and like all of the track on this excellent release just appears so damn easy. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun is a real gem of track, allowing all members of the band to demonstrate why they are such absolute legends. Laced throughout the tracks are the reserved keyboards of stalwart Paul Raymond, a man who has anchored UFO with his rhythm guitar work for many years. 

I have to confess, that like Saxon and Thin Lizzy, the classic rock of UFO is incredibly dear to me. UFO were only the third band I saw live, in 1982 on the Mechanix tour. It was a love affair that I've never tired of maintaining and to hear an album that is still relevant in an era of aggressive metalcore and generic rubbish fills me with joy. Tracks such as Sugar Cane, Precious Cargo and Rolling Rolling showcase the lighter side of the band, whilst retaining a steely underbelly. Meanwhile Devils In The Detail, One And Only and album closer King Of The Hill are just perfect rock tunes, unmistakeably oozing with the UFO sound. Eleven tracks of superb classic British rock. The recent announcement that they will headline the Steelhouse Festival guarantees that I and at least one other member of the MoM crew, (the illustrious Ed no less) will be in a field on the top of the Gwent mountains on the last weekend of July raising a beer to the old school classics and some of the gems from this and other recent albums. Brilliant in the live arena, I cannot recommend them to you enough and if you call yourself a metal head then you should ensure they receive your support. The godfathers of UK hard rock, alongside Sabbath, Purple and Priest.

Live and on record: UFO simply rock. 10/10

©2015 All rights reserved


German Radio Station have added ACOS to their Library

For those who cant read German:

On the right side of each song there's a blue button with "Angezeigte Version wählen". Click that.
Then they'll offer you 2 stations, on the left the main station, on the right the Top 100.
When there is a lot of red text is below, you can't request it because the band has been played in
the last 120 minutes (That's the restriction they have).
When there is a green button saying "kostenlos wünschen" click that and the request will will be
queued and later played.

The link to the tutorial



On the Rock Show this week is the Featured Album of the Week: UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars



11th March 2015

TODAY: - Jazzhaus - Freiburg - Germany


UFO - 7.3.2015, Zlín, Masters of Rock Café - PHOTOS


©2015 - Radek Šich Foto




LIVE REVIEW: UFO - 6 March 2015 - Cracow, Poland

I was really curious to see the band 6 years after last time. Thank to good heavens they are keeping business in the same vein as Europe and Uriah Heep - every three years new record and a tour that is not exactly just cutting off the coupons and earning money for another scheme-in gig, with the same all setlist for years


Squeezed into a 90 minutes set, UFO's concert really promises to be a thrilling "no holds barred" ride. And as always it also seems to be a challenge on how to structure the live set not to be replaying "Strangers In The Night" classic live album on and again. Audience favourites are all too many (some people in Cracow felt let down, not being offered "Love To Love" in the set), yet again UFO work consequently to be promoting their recent releases as a main goal added to serving the fans with the string of the beloved classic tracks. Since the tour started, the band had dropped the number of the newest CD tracks from 4 to 2, leaving in at the same time 3 best cuts from the previous offering "Seven Deadly". Result becomes a decent offering of their recent repetiore, at the same time the new staples are sitting quite comfortably among the old chestnuts.

Overall feeling about the set construction is more than positive. Mother Mary is turning fourty this year and still sounds almost electrocuttingly exciting, great opener. Venus taken off the '95 reunion period is great, convincing rocker with hints of accoustic passages. There were no unnecessary ballad / accoustic / solo show-offs slopes during the set, with the exception of the wonderful contemplative Burn Your House Down, being a real showstopper for both Moore (who played spine electrifying solo in the middle) and Mogg leading tandem. And a true cherry on the top of it all was the inclusion of the Paul Chapman era rocker We Belong To The Night near the end of the main set, which went down very well despite band's hesitations (Phil was warning the audience that they haven't been playing it for a long time) and was rapturously received by the audience. Now this is how one should undust the old broom! All the rest was classic after classic, done with conviction and still sending the fatithful European fans into bliss of frenzy.

And now on the star of the show. The hero. And the stealer of glory, a real black horse of the race. Vinnie Moore. WHAT A PERFORMANCE from the Man. I was immensely impressed by him the first time I saw UFO 6 years ago, of which I duly spoke and exclaimed then. Still, by all accounts, Friday evening proved to show that this 2009 gig still was a restrained sort of performance from Moore. He was more in his own zone then, than playing out. Not now, in 2015. He was mesmerizing and TOTALLY ALL-OUT. Smiling, running around the stage, pointing out to the excited people in the audience, looking up to the balconies, giving away picks, singing the lyrics, posing and being all around engaged into boosting up the party atmosphere and looking like he was having time of his life. What a thrill, what I joy to watch this man. Did all that undermine his playing? Not for a microne it did. His playing was MONSTEROUS. Nothing has changed in his main department - he did all one could expect from a flawless guitar performance. Dexterity, speed, feeling, excitement, mindblowing runs and phrases - as usual all with loads of conviction and illimitable taste every note, lick and bend. It's beyond me how can one get so close to perfect in combining show-off with musical taste and excitement - because there was a lot of rock and roll excitement in the way he played. Rock Bottom might have run for 15 minutes or so, but if it went for half an hour, you wouldn't have noticed. He could play on and on and your jaw-drop wouldn't pick up anyway. Astounding, mesmerising. Vinnie is invincible, he still has it all perfectly balanced between the boom of shred and glory of virtuosity. He WAS the leader and the main attraction on stage all night and I think many would agree he totally stole and owned the show WITHOUT blowing the bandmates off the stage. That's the effort of the perfect musicianship fit, I guess. An absolute hero, hints of worship in what I say are totally justified. When a total package guitarist is on your project want list, he should be at the top of it to do it, period. 

Of note is also how effective his guitar logistics on stage was: he had handily near the stall with accoustic guitar to play passages in Venus and a stool with slide and e-bow which he used for effects in the new track The Killing Kind. Otherwise, there were no tech fireworks - one, rather minimalistic, pedalboard with basic effects and two guitars used (the red one and graphite one). The result: glorious. All in the hands, mind and the mood of a wizard. Wonderful.

Get all above mixed and meshed with classic rock hungry crowd of 800+, ranging in age from 17 to 67, constantly going apeshit during classics and chanting "U-F-O!!!" every now and again, and you can imagine that it was a hell of an exciting evening. They still rock out and they are still able to excite and satisfy the crowd when experienced live. If they tour near you in promotion of "A Conspiracy Of Stars" - don't miss them out, you will enjoy it.

Mother Mary; Lights Out; Fight Night; Wonderland; Run Boy Run; Venus; Only You Can Rock Me; The Killing Kind; Burn Your House Down; Cherry; We Belong to the Night; Rock Bottom
Encore: Doctor Doctor, Shoot Shoot

Vinnie Moore - guitar; Phill Mogg - vocals; Paul Raymond - keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals; Andy Parker - drums; Rob De Luca - bass, backing vocals

(C), (P) Marcin Karski, 2015


To some of us out here UFO will always hold a special place in our hearts. As the great people’s rock band of the late 70’s and early 80’s they were peerless, but internal machinations and  the abuse of various substances progressively painted them into a corner that only their music could save them from. If you look at their body of work from ’73 to ’78 its hard to imagine a better purveyor of gritty Hard Rock, and despite various line-up changes and infighting through the early 80’s they still managed to emerge ahead of the pack. UFO was also the first Rock band I ever saw live and believe me on that stage they had few peers when they could hold it together.

Since 2004’s ‘You Are Here’ the band has been consistent and relatively stable and whilst they have never managed to capture their previous heights they have still maintained that unmistakable sound.  ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’ is their fifth album since 2004 and it sees the band in fine fettle.

Opening with ‘The Killing Kind’ the UFO 2015 vintage is a definite good year, and in the band’s 46th year that is a feat in itself.  What you get from the off is real rock and roll – a persistent riff and Mogg’s distinctive vocals and phrasing, with a distinctively laid back hook that gives you the feeling that something special is in store.
‘Run Boy Run’ adds more than a little grunt to the mix and as a change of pace ‘Ballad of the Left Hand Gun’ shows that  UFO still has that capacity to throw the old curve-ball with a nice bluesy swagger and smoky bar-room aesthetic, as Mogg’s lyrics swirl above you in that very smoke. Mixed by the more than capable Chris Tsangarides we’re also in very safe hands sonically as he manages to make ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’ both thoroughly recognisable and yet surprisingly palatable to younger listeners not privy to the UFO legacy.

‘Sugar Cane’ swaggers in on the back of keys and an airy bluesy guitar and delivers a nice low key slice of modern-day UFO awash with sweet melody; as a contrast ‘Devil’s In the Detail’ is all about the melody and despite the similar mid-tempo dynamics it’s all about the drive.

‘Precious Cargo’ stands out in so many ways from Mogg’s wonderful sublime yet down-to-earth lyric to the almost early-Whitesnake bluesy pace and ethereal guitar: 22 studio albums in UFO still stand proud. ‘The Real Deal’ that follows adds a pure classic rock riff to the mix that wraps nicely around the vocal; ‘One and Only’ adds a little more vigour before falling back into distinctive UFO territory – a mix of melody and subdued charm.
The three tracks that close the album are equally as formidable: ‘Messiah of Love’ slides in on a hypnotic riff and a growl that again references the blues and builds into a solid rocker; whilst ‘Rollin’ Rollin’ weighs in as a five-minute-plus minor classic. Wrapping it all up ‘King of the Hill’ just cements a great album with a  succinct appendix distilled from the very essence of the album. It may be brief but it’s as memorable as anything here and a great way to close proceedings.

Aside from Mogg’s wonderful lyrical touches this really sounds like Vinnie Moore’s album – throughout he’s given full reign to go for broke and to be honest he wins the day; UFO may well have had more incendiary guitarists in the past but here he shows that he can be himself and nod to the bands history simultaneously. This is one that will surprise many new listeners and keep the faithful happy until those tour dates kick in and you see UFO in their pomp.

Highly recommended, and not just for the faithful.

©2015 by Mark Rockpit


Translated from French:

22nd album already for UFO dinosaur rockers, but first since long album presents a stable line-up. For indeed Rob De Luca, who accompanies the group on the road for more than three years, is being inducted as an official bass player. It will even sign a few strong songs about the band's repertoire. Another new exit Tommy Newton. And it is in England with Chris Tsangarides (Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Malmsteen, Priest) that our quintet boxed "A Conspiracy Of Stars".

If he brings his warm to the group, allowing the passage of finding keyboards Paul Raymond, probably he pushed training to play again with the heart than with the head. 'The Killing Kind' launches the UFO on the rails of unfeigned pleasure. Phil Mogg seems in great shape and the final solo Vinnie Moore recalls that UFO has always been home to great guitarists. 'King Of The Hill' to the heady rhythm, 'Rolling Rolling' or 'Sugar Cane' in the style Solid Blues Rock, who has not sworn the last Bonamassa, sweat authenticity and joy of playing. Such as Deep Purple or Europe today, UFO appears to release the pressure and go out of competition, seeking above all to have fun, to do what he does best without worrying about the opinions of columnists. And this is by raising the foot pedal (that bluesy side spring so on some songs) that the group enchants us.

But beware, "A Conspiracy Of Stars" does not become cushy, however, and in this atmosphere more sedate, blows splinters are only more explosives. Thus the hit in the original sense of the term 'Devils In Detail' (a title that only old timers can hold with such class), 'Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun' Southern Rock and feeling that still sees once Mogg keep the bar as well as Gillan at the same age or 'The Real Deal' (mid-tempo like a square apéri'cube) will give all the necessary balance and relief to the album. In the same vein, the classic 'Messiah Of Love' and its sunny guitar melody to Ugly Kid Joe will also please the fans of the hardest UFO (even if the rhythm smells Funk Rock) while 'Precious Cargo', another small pleasure herself the group, will pour into a Folk Rock joyful, peaceful and rich Raymond keyboards atmospheres. Let us not forget here the work of Moore offers some riffs and solos Dante nor that of Parker who sets the pace with a sacred fishing.

An album all he has to be more mature in the end, which, if it does not contain the hit of the century, knows no dead time, however, and to which is 4 stars out of 5



CD Review: UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars
All Access Rating: B+

Phil Mogg's toughness is legendary. He's never been accused of being soft as a lyricist either, as the pugnacious piece of work "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun," from the new UFO album A Conspiracy of Stars, so perfectly illustrates.

As Mogg sings about stepping over the prone body of a champ "past his prime," he still sounds as if he's ready to take on all comers and knock them flat on their sorry asses with sturdy, gritty tales about hardship, survival and the dark side of romantic attachment and emotion.

His lyrics are as sharp and pointed as ever, his economy of language and astute, if somewhat cynical, observations of human relations still jarringly poetic, as he talks of love and possession in the violent, well-structured opener "The Killing Kind," a song covered in melodic ivy hiding a rhythmic brick wall. The weatherbeaten "Devils in the Details" is similarly constructed, with A Conspiracy of Stars – out soon via Steamhammer/SPV and produced by Chris Tsangarides, once a 14-year-old studio trainee on the band's 1970 debut UFO 1– coming off as a series of bare-knuckled, bluesy hard-rock combination punches, the meanest being "Run Boy Run" and "Messiah Of Love," with their nasty grooves plowed into hard ground.

Nothing else on the occasionally generic A Conspiracy of Stars has the confident swagger and rough swing of "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun," although "Sugar Cane" comes awfully close, as UFO flexes its muscle with Paul Raymond's simmering, smoggy keyboards and Vinnie Moore's tastefully executed guitar leads menacing the rugged work of drummer Andy Parker and bassist Rob DeLuca. The hooks of A Conspiracy of Stars grab for a sure foothold, and more often than not, their grip is strong, as with "The Real Deal," which sounds a bit like the Rolling Stones of more recent vintage. Often, the record, so full of good, solid rock songs that consistently hit that sweet spot, has all the rush of a cocaine binge, and although it was recorded in Britain, it feels American, rough and ornery but also full of heart and the wisdom that comes with age.

©2015 – Peter Lindblad


4.5/5 RATING

Translated from French

A Conspiracy Of Stars
Steamhammer / SPV
4.5 / 4

UFO-coverLa legend is back with a 21st saucer without bassist "historic", Pete Way, but with singer Phil Mogg, the original drummer, Andy Parker and keyboardist / guitarist Paul Raymond, in charge. The purists will surely rejoice the content in this album. The band always plays good old hard'n'roll dear to him. "Run Boy Run", "Devil In Details" and "Rolling Rolling" are all titles to fit-in tempos and catchy choruses while the quieter passages "Precious Cargo" or "The Real Deal" offer the possibility to performers to leave their seventies feeling flourish. The general atmosphere of this album is very bluesy, in the image of "Sugar Cane" certified true anthology blues with an old organ. A Conspiracy Of Stars is a puck out of time, out of standards but is packed with quality. Truck of the first generation metal, UFO offers a sober and subtle musical notes illuminated by Vinnie Moore, Delaware virtuoso. Brilliant and timeless!

[Ph. Saintes]





10th March 2015

Groundbreaking News

UFO`s new album, 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' is the highest new entry in the

CZ official charts, entering at # 18! Congratulations!!!



TODAY - Dorster Festhalle - Osterode - Germany




A Conspiracy Of Stars making it the Album of the Week

As reported on the REVOLVER website:

In last week’s album of the week poll, you, the fans, voted UFO to the top spot,
for their album ‘A Conspiracy of Stars.’ Check out the top five vote-getters below:

1. UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars
2. Sons of Texas – Baptized in the Rio Grande
3. Various Artists – Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute
4. Scorpions – Return to Forever
5. Leviathan – Scar Sighted

Stay tuned for this week’s poll, which will be live tomorrow on RevolverMag.com.
Until then, you can check out UFO’s “Run Boy Run” from ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’




Lithuania Concert Report

Many influential rock veterans have not visited again after Lithuania, while in London the group "UFO" in our country still elude. But in the end of March 2015, the 5th of their spaceship, and more precisely, the bus stopped at the Vilnius Forum Palace House. British quintet (although bassist Rob De Luca is often presented as a supporting musician in concerts, but he is not one of "UFO" song co-author) came for a reason, and the present one and a half weeks ago, published 21 th album, "A Conspiracy of Stars."
A time is not the best - in the first half of March events lawn one another, so economising the viewer is really no choice. It seemed that the darkest predictions will come true - left before the start of the concert hall for several minutes was such a picture: a majority of seats filled, all the edges of the hall, which can lean on, as well as take, but the very middle of the room žioj?jo emptiness. However, after a little empty space is decreased, and when it came time for heating, has stood in no small detachment of spectators.

Heat honor guests from London went to its people Polarized glasses "who exactly 20 hours. began his performance. Group leader Sarunas Ma?iulis, before the play Reze long congratulations and full of nostalgic memories of the language, followed by a good old song "Living Horse. After a couple of time-tested hits sounds fresher creative - ilgame?iam former AC / DC guitarist Malcolm Young is dedicated to "Red Apples", and then they immediately slowed down the pace of playing "As well, it does not need to get up early tomorrow."

Before almost every song is representing the charismatic frontman long ongoing works, which are not spare the audience applauded. While most viewers simply part of the concert is closely monitoring the spectacle, but halfway through the show, after a little rouse - here and there already rise to the top, or at least shaken hands to stroke.
Warm-up intended for half an hour goes by swamp thoughts or group will get the chance to play their biggest hits - "Trees without leaves and Polarized glasses. Unfortunately, the last chord is selected only the latter work. The fact that the song was not played in the trees a little upset, but for such a bold step - respect for musicians, because that does not bind to the popular schlagers. Assuming the final word on "polarized glasses - the half hour was very different from what we saw later, but the time passed very quickly.

Based on the premises hung evening program, now - 30-minute break for guests to prepare a scene from the British. However, the service staff very quickly picks up with the tasks entrusted to them and introductory tune starts playing in the event for a few minutes before the scheduled start of the show. Closer to the scene gather more audience - Forum Palace is a capacitance and a much larger crowd of lovers rock, but this time the guests were to meet in good faith. Finally, one after another came on the scene this evening's heroes, each of which is found a hearty applause.
Although perhaps only with the consent of the street guitarist Vinnie Moore and bassist Rob De Luca might think you just overlooked the rock star and the rest of "UFO" prašalie?iais musicians keep in simple, but still no one-note nesugrojus seemed that all of the musicians playing over energy spread, which for many years delighting audiences and inspire other artists.
The show starts with a classical piece "Mother Mary". Great sound, fun performance and attentive, but negailinti applause of the audience. This brief greeting - another cult song "Lights Out." Concerts often the chorus line "lights out in London" is replaced by the city where concerts, titled. Very well sound Vilnius? I can bet that the "UFO frontman Phil Mogg has earned tremendous respect would, if the song is mentioned the name of the capital of our country. But, unfortunately, this did not happen. Perhaps due to the fact that the band did not play for Latvia and Estonia ("UFO" came from Poland, and after the concert in Vilnius returned to her), at the same time that impression that the country singer hesitated he currently performs Lithuanian accent and it was possible to hear just a little bit later.

But let us return to the musical part. As rockers brought new songs and baggage from the last two albums were "pulled" three songs and the listener. Quiet audience, nowhere near neprimenanti thrash metal concerts stormy crowd, relax a little when playing the song "Venus", decorated with an impressive guitarist Vinnie Moore solo number.
After another classic hit "Only You Can Rock Me," and one of the new songs to the audience presented penultimate album, "Seven Deadly" ballad "Burn Your House Down". Well done and a stunning blue background composition aired yet left a better impression than studijiniame record.

After each song wires British jokes, Phil Mogg Lithuanian learn to say the word "thank you", "advertise" easy drinking water and a couple of songs rejoices audience. Left at the end of "Rock Bottom", which, as has become customary at concerts, "stretched" by at least 10 minutes, but it certainly was not boring - Vinnie Moore, virtuoso technique could nežav?ti and even a little funny was some solo time went on behind the scenes rested P.Mogg towards the stage and he paused for a few seconds, as if allowing the guitarist to enjoy at least a little attention.

After saying goodbye to all the musicians and the audience leaves the stage. Abundant ovation and chanted throughout the group name encourage Brits to return soon. "Doctor Doctor" - this song (like "Lights Out" or "Rock Bottom") have already drebinusi Forum Palace walls ago, when almost three years here have been performed in "UFO guitarist Michael Schenker. This, now the original group performed the song, and "Shoot Shoot" finally ends tonight. Very quickly and divided again goodbye to the audience and disappeared behind the scenes musicians left the hope that we will hear another song, but turned the background music has meant that today than "Love To Love" nor "Belladonna" stops.

Despite a couple of minor flaws, "UFO" with a vengeance justified expectations. Quite surprising that the group has so far been performed in Lithuania, this performance really Timely - although some "UFO" elderly members, but full of ideas, enthusiasm and energy. It was a great evening of the old hard rock. I have no doubt that among the congregation that viewers were those who waited for several decades.

Photo. author: VYTENIS Jurevicius



Vinnie Moore
Phil Mogg
Andy Parker
Rob De Luca
Paul Raymond




61 UFO Photos from the Warsaw concert


Vinnie Moore
Phil Mogg
Andy Parker
Rob De Luca
Paul Raymond


UFO - Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker - phil mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond


Phil Mogg


Vinnie Moore


Andy Parker


Rob De Luca


Paul Raymond




Translated from Spanish

"45 years of music career and still billing records at a high level"
45 years in the limelight. There is nothing. The British UFO again deliver new album, the 22nd of his career. A nearly one every two years. And keep up three of the original members Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond and Andy Parker. Obviously, that is not Michael Schenker, although recent statements made Popular 1, would not mind returning to work in the future with the group. In place and already 12 years is Vinnie Moore, a guy who was going to corremástiles, but at anchor in UFO has found a stability that has made him mature as a guitarist and, frankly, does a commendable job in the group.
Do not expect to find on this album a new "Lights Out" or "Force it", that has passed into history. Most of the groups have a creative climax lasting at most 3 or 4 and the rest descends discs in quality. With UFO is no different. But, what we are still doing solid disks as rocks, one of the characteristics of this group forever. Already pay more than a new group for composing the songs as they do these British.
This is not a job to fill a discogafía badly and have an excuse for a new tour, no. What you see on the disc is a compositional work as only these veterans groups can do. All topics have their special touch, from the initial "The Killing Kind" with a fairly simple beginning and developing more elaborate in terms of melody until the final "King Of The Hill" with a spectacular guitar-work of Moore. You will not find singles hit as you can check some groups like hotcakes, but hearing "Run Boy Run", "Sugar Cane" or gorgeous (and perhaps the best song on the album) "Devils In The Detail", you realize that these types were born to make music until the day they die.
Production has also helped that the result is so satisfying, with a sound according to the characteristics of the group, and a professional from those of postin at the controls, none other than Mr. Chris Tsangarides, regular contributor to Judas Priest, Y & T, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy and even our Red Baron. The years take their toll, but Phil Mogg continues to maintain that feeling with his voice as distinctive and, although over the years (I guess, live, be more obvious) disk perfectly fulfills noticed. That said, a group of 45-year career with such a great mistake at this point it seems incredible album.


UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars

Posted by Kalle

Translated from German:

There appears to be present, a certain rhythm in recent years because it took again a new album on the market by UFO. This one had but to be honest not expected. But the band seems to experience something like a second spring and is popular with the fans, as they were a few years ago. Strong Fanzuwachs also from the young field of rock fans can be observed that the men should be happy to Phil Mogg. The band has been around since 1969 and has had so many members as only a few bands. Nevertheless, they have remained true to herself and her music over the years.

Then comes down on the new album a change or the odd surprise? Well, I do not want to say that they have again written a hit as "Doctor, Doctor" and I did not expect. The album ow actually more on the skills of Vinnie Moore on guitar. It is exactly this is very dominant in the 10 pieces. Pronounced solo parts were installed. The band has come over the years, something more to their senses and rely on what they can. Write rock songs where you can move without expending itself. Cosy head bobbing, good pluck the strings or just enjoy - when you hear the album, you'll make something of it in any case. Well done Hard Rock from London who is bored at any time, but the leaves a forgotten time. It is the perfect music for relaxing summer evenings when the sun sets a little cookout with friends runs. The boys have never forgotten how to make music, they have it in the blood. And that's what they make you spühren to "A Conspiracy Of Stars". Phil is strongly of the voice, Andy on drums has no large excursions in terms of speed. He can take it rather cozy. Paul on second guitar and the keyboard is excellent to hear and Rob de Luca on bass, can claim also quite here and there a few seconds for themselves.

The album is mixed well to brisk mid-tempo numbers and quiet, I'd almost say swing numbers, pieces. UFO are legends of hard rock and they have influenced so many bands with their music. With the album make old and new fans nothing wrong. You can look forward to pure UFO. But best the band is still, if they live rock the stage. Enjoy as long as it is still permitted us !!! I hope for many more years.

Translated from Italian:

UFO - "A Conspiracy of Stars"

by drawing on feb.21, 2015, under ALBUM, U

copufo2 (Steamhammer / SPV) Better to be honest: the undersigned UFO has heard plenty of productions initials and those of the first half of the 80s, things like "Mechanix" and "No Place to Run", in addition to the recent, 2012, " Seven Deadly "(HERE).

The importance of Paul Raymond, Phil Mogg and the other is unknown. The band was born in the ashes of Swinging London, exploded with "UFO 1", "Flying" and so on. The British authors of "Doctor Doctor" have evolved as a spectacular comet, went through the bright skies of rock, the space rock prog and then the NWOBHM, becoming a reference for many.

We are in 2015, and after forty-years UFO still fly in the sky of music, clearly visible, not mysterious but elegant. "A Conspiracy of Stars" is an album which must be accountable to the readers, the most seasoned to those who want to learn new names (though old) and the writer takes her hours to go over and maybe discover sounds and songs from that time are missing. With "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun" rock blues darting, load and energetic bursts as in the early 70s, almost wonder if this song was buried in a drawer or in a tape and that it was time to dust off this force of nature, however simple and modal both in its construction. UFOs have landed and they show with classical aerodynamics but sparkling, curated by the production of Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore).

Parker, Raymond and Mogg are joined by Vinnie Moore, lead guitar in 2003, and from the bottom of Robert De Luca, in the band by a few years. The new material seems to have been written entirely by Vinnie Moore and in fact here is that the guitar oriented of the pieces is all too obvious (please listen to a song like "Devil's in the Detail" for confirmation). Songs that have charge and excellent solos, as well as bridge and moments built and structured. It Moore is the focus, but has around a set that decorate the most of its six strings. "Sugar Kane" opens with the magic of synth Paul Raymnd, the rest is driven by Moore's blazing guitar and voice of Phil Mogg for one of the best songs on the album, as is "Precious Cargo" denoting a compositional fully fit. Album of good quality, played with care and quality, as always when talking about UFOs.

(Alberto Vitale) Rating: 7.5 / 10


9th March 2015

TODAY: - Riffelhof - Burgrieden/Ulm - Germany



UFO still charting here in the UK, in their second week

#13 - Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40


#28 - Official Independenent Album Chart Top 50




I always love Andy's interviews as he gives us all a great insight into the 'workings' of the band, here is the latest and enjoyable:

Translated from Italian


Hardly a hard swinging as "A Conspiracy Of Stars" will be remembered as a significant chapter in substantial discography of UFOs. At the same time, it is necessary to recognize the collective English iron will continue to go their own way with passion and tenacity, later than forty-five years spent traveling the world through thick and thin. Our questions answered by a friendly and talkative Andy Parker, historic drummer of the British band, determined in wanting to prove to us all that Our still have many things to say ...

"I disagree, although I understand your point of view. If you were hoping to find in it a significant evolution of our sound you're off the road, man (laughs, ed). The new chapter is simply the natural continuation of our last three albums and it sounds very heavy and compact. I came back to join the group in 2005, after a break and I recorded with the boys 'The Monkey Puzzle', 'The Visitor' and 'Seven Deadly', the works of which I am very proud. I hope that fans of the genre will appreciate our proposal. "

"In a completely natural, Gennaro. We were all together in the rehearsal room to discuss how we wanted to set the new job. Each of us has proposed many suggestions and ideas, then developed and perfected. We went into the studio with thirteen songs, we recorded them, but finally we decided to discard them. And 'the process of natural selection, I mean? ".

"Once you decide the title of the album, we had developed a number of possibilities in terms of graphics. E 'was Phil Mogg to have lighting decisive (laughs, ed) and I think it is right that each of you be their own idea about the meaning that we wanted to hide behind the concept. Somehow we were inspired by the historical covers of Hipgnosis (famous photo studio that has created, among others, to the iconic images of Pink Floyd, ed), that hide different and multiple readings. "

"In the last three discs each of us has seen its shares on its own. It started from a riff or an idea of ??Vinnie Moore and subsequently each performed their task, everything ended there. This time we were all together in the studio, we have actively shared our ideas and this factor has given us a great deal of energy. For a moment it seemed to return to the old days and it was a great feeling. "

"We relied on a professional established himself as Chris Tsangarides, who has done a great job with Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and many others. Actually our paths had already crossed in 1974 in Morgan Studios in London, during the recording of 'Phenomenon'. Chris at the time it was getting the bones as a sound engineer, while we were a fixture. Despite the latest works have been recorded in Germany, this time we decided to go back home in England. It has created a relaxed and positive, it was a pleasure working with him. "

"Overall I am very excited with the end result that we got. If I have to choose a song, definitely opt for 'Sugar Cane' and 'King Of The Hill'. "

"The SPV has decided to publish the disc in two versions: the 'regular' which contains ten songs, while the digipack foresees eleven o'clock. The choice fell on 'King Of The Hill', because we wanted to reward the most loyal audience, giving a further sign of quality and not just filler. "

"As a drummer I recorded twenty albums and I can guarantee that it is not always easy to not repeat itself (laughs, ed). The same can be true for a painter or an artist in general: what really matters in every opportunity to engage and give the best of themselves. The musicians laziest can leverage tricks offered by the technology, but I guarantee you it's not my case. Perhaps my secret is the fact that I still enjoy as a time to play the drums, I think that passion is crucial. "

"Technology plays a vital role in our business and it is certainly positive that anyone can make a record without necessarily turn to an expensive recording studio. The Internet has become an essential tool for sharing your music, unfortunately the downside is that everyone feels entitled to steal entire discographies without paying a cent. When I was a kid I could not wait to go at a record store to discover new bands and buy their records, but now it is enough to have a connection to download entire discographies virtual. These actions not only damage the world of music, but also that of the cinema and it is really a shame. "

"It 'was a very interesting and creative, we decided to expand our orizzionti inserting a keyboard player in the squad. Thanks to the input of Danny, the new compositions have become a more diverse and are still satisfied with the result of the final 'No Heavy Petting'. The album contains some great songs to be reassessed as 'Can You Roll Her' and 'Highway Lady'. Danny is a guy extremely gifted and talented, but we had to separate early, because we had a completely different musical path to take. "

You like to tell a funny anecdote ON MICHAEL SCHENKER?
"Yes, of course (laughs, ed). In 1974, Michael joined the UFO and for a time we shared an apartment. At the time he was a boy to say the least exuberant and could not stay quiet at night only when he decided to go to sleep off somewhere else. "

"Yes, at the beginning of our career. You can find them included in 'Flying', for example. At the time we were in love with the sound 'space rock' and at the same time turning a lot of drugs, so it was not difficult to experience strange things in the studio (laughs, ed). Do not worry, you'll never find prayers or allusions to the devil, nor strange animal noises (laughter, ed). "

"The list of musicians that I love is long, but if I have to choose who was, who is and who will be my favorite drummer until the end of my days is definitely John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. Has always stood by his colleagues, thanks to its approach to the groove, unique and devastating. "

"Honestly, I'm still happy when a guy comes to ask for an autograph, because I am convinced that UFOs have an extremely loyal fan base and true to our word. Chat with people who listen and appreciate our music, gives us the energy needed to give the best of ourselves."

©2015 - All Rights Reserved




starring: UFO; Crowd
place, date: Cracow, Square, 03/06/2015

UFO grywa?o in recent years in Poland several times. Only somehow I could not choose. I do not remember if I was not at hand, or maybe I did not want to move beyond the radius ass a hundred kilometers from the place of residence. No, but this time as a UFO landed in Krakow, is such an occasion not to be missed. I love these old gingerbread. Why, it is one of the most important bands in hard rock. Their style is called the missing link between the classic hard rock and New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. On the other species exerted a great influence and a lot of mainstream NWOBHM bands confessed to the inspiration older colleagues. Including Iron Maiden.

Initially, the work of a UFO was largely spacerockowa. Later, however, said that they want to put on a more compact hard rock hit. The group soon joined youthful genius of the guitar, which Michael Schenker from the Scorpions (brother Rudolf). Started out great success, and the rest - as they say - is history. Of course, each team has its "ups and downs". UFO also had its "downs". Especially in the 80s, when they sought their identity in the new times (as did even with Uriah Heep), and went to them several weaker discs. But there is nothing to fear, because of that, of course, the material does not perform at concerts.

Two days earlier, the team played in Warsaw "Barn". The capital club was also the organizer of the two Polish gigs. Organized a competition for the support acts. As a result, before the star played: Warsaw Thermit in the "Barn" and Cracow Crowd in Quadrant.

Concerts took off after 20, with a few minutes late. At the beginning of local support, and thus Crowd. They play metal widely understood, but distinguished by the fact (at least in Poland) that combine with the male female vocal. This is one of those bands where the game six people, even as everyone looks only at the singer. Well, I do not know if everyone, I'm back. Sound selectivity typically have our support, but maybe it's just my impression, because I was close to the stage, on the right, near the columns. It is known that the concert is often a dilemma - either transparent sound, or a good view. I chose the latter. UFO was obviously better sound system. Music Crowd gathered generally liked, though not fit the style of the British (and two Americans) with UFOs. Young performers were delighted that may occur before such a large audience. It should be mentioned that the "Square" was bursting at the seams. So transient fashion, and awesome classic rock will always have loyal customers. In the audience age disputes to be shot, but of course there were many people in middle age and older. Yet the Crowd - I think they should have more songs sung in Polish (played only one one). In general, I am pleased that Polish group pos?ugiwa?y native language.

UFO started strong entry in the form of the energy of the song "Mother Mary" of re-in-la-cyano-ne-go album "Let It Roll" (the second album recorded with Schenker). Improved the mighty "Lights Out", the chorus sung by the audience also willingly ("lights out, lights out in London!"). The team currently consists of: Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore, Rob De Luca and Andy Parker. Always microphone wielding Mogg, drummer Parker and rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Raymond, of course, old hands. The first two are co-founders of the band (Mogg is the only UFO never went away), and Paul Raymond also played and plays in UFOs for many years. Vinnie is known to be the successor of Schenker on lead guitar and all it already supports this position the longest in team history. Rob De Luca replaces the bass the other co-founder - Pete Waya. This due to health problems had not been involved for some time or recording discs, and even less in the routes.

The team was very pleased brilliant adoption fans. Only Paul Raymond - when I glanced at his face - seemed at first a little bored. Anyway, what's surprising is by far the oldest on the team. But he got under way.

Then they played "Fight Night". It's probably on this issue, Phil Mogg amused audience, gracefully presenting that lacks one of the teeth. Maybe it some reference to the fact that in his youth he was junior champion in boxing North London. Certainly small minusik should team for the setlist is probably almost identical for the whole journey. As if she was OK, because I included all the greatest hits (only title missing Kiler of "Let It Roll"), but will be happy to have heard some rarities. If not for those with a little-known albums, although these are the best ones. Such as my beloved songs "Space Child" and "Queen Of The Deep" groundbreaking "Phenomenon" (the first album with Schenker and probably my favorite when it comes to the team). But there is nothing to complain about. Especially since we heard "Wonderland", "Run Boy Run" and "Venus". This second composition is a good number of the new album "Conspiracy Of Stars", which was supposed to be promoted by this route. Apparently, as in the repertoire of the concert included only two songs from it coming. Anyway, apparently people are playing on the best of what they already know.

Contact Phil with fans at a concert to be regarded as standard. So starts talking a little, but not much. Frequently smart or funny. Well, fortunately, does not try to speak Polish, as some foreign artists (unless you count the traditional two phrases "thank you" and "health"). Also praised mineral water, claiming that it is much better than alcohol. Perhaps it is some allusion to the infamous concert in Warsaw a few years ago, which I read a little bit. Then rather not drink mineral. Well, let's get back to Krakow. Group decided to pay accumulated hit back to the past in the form of a piece of "Only You Can Rock Me" from the album "Obsession". A second later presented a new song - "The Killing Kind". Then we heard the "Burn Your House Down". Phil Mogg was in good shape vocal. Besides physically too well presented. In a few years will probably few people of his age, in such good shape. Especially since today most kids will boggle at internetach, than to move to some activity. Vinnie Moore sometimes sympathetic odwala? guitar licksy such that the head low. It's a different type of guitar than Schenker. The more the contemporary wirtuozo - sweeper.

The basic repertoire of the concert was finished songs "Cherry", "We Belong To The Night" and "Rock Bottom". During the latter a hit, Vinnie put his long impressive solo. During her lifetime Mogg disappeared behind the scenes to regenerate. When he came back, finished the song. Of course it was not the end of the show. In a moment, the musicians came to play and program expected encore, with equally expected and software pieces. Rang two biggest hits of the band - "Doctor Doctor" and "Shoot Shoot". The enthusiasm of the audience reached its zenith and the whole room Moggowi echoed in the chorus of those legendary songs. The concert was so intense that it seemed longer than it was in reality. Lasted about eighty-five minutes. Nevertheless, it is fair to say that hard rock grandfather still can rock.

See photos from the concert UFOs.


Mother Mary
Lights Out
Fight Night
Run Boy Run
Only You Can Rock Me
The Killing Kind
Burn Your House Down
We Belong To The Night
Rock Bottom

Doctor Doctor
Shoot Shoot

galeria: UFO, Krakow - Kwadrat 6.03.2015



Andy Parker


Phil Mogg


Vinnie Moore and Paul Raymond


Rob De Luca

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REVIEW Translated from Greek

It's incredibly awesome experience writing discs reviews. On the one hand you have the debut of a brand new and enthusiastic band and on the other ... the beasts! And what beasts ... It is the twenty-second (!!!) studio album by the British, is the first to be recorded in their home country for twenty years and is a very emotional moment for the huge producer who goes by the name of Chris Tsangarides. O last worked as a trainee in the studio the legendary band was writing his first album. It was 1970 and the "UFO 1". O Chris was only 14 years old then ... And now ... the fifty-nine of ... the man who produced and mixed the album. And then you tell me to write a review ... Where I go, the pro-poor ...

ROCK album, from edge to edge. There is no other word to describe the universe. Varvias issues on guitar, virtuoso playing, vocals throughout psaroma and passion of the Mogg, imperial keys, Raymond and all KAPSOURIKA five continents and nine seas of the amazing Vinnie Moore! Now I hear the "Sugar Cane" ... What kommatara is, eh my dude! What play, what ideas, what beauty ... And then I say "grandfathers" and rarapia nougat ... The Mogg has a style that would liked a thousand by Gillan, shape sounds theovaro and the chorus is quite sticky. Wandering the "Precious Cargo", sends us without many-many in the late 70s and somewhere here I make the headphones and try to think of the times I had seen Live ...

Back again to the album. All songs sound effortlessly and very pleasant. But all! Upon the 'Hayes, eh my child. Take the "One And Only" for example. Nuggets Country and a baroque anthemaki, which gives space to Mogg sprecharei as Afentikos Europe. The UFO show clearly that is present in the great celebration of the new era. No need sfoungokolarious not need glypsimaties and other ekdouleftes. It's great music is very great composers, cleanse themselves.

And only the "Messiah Of Love" have the track, well will I put. Tsampoukalidiko, MERAKLIDIKO and bum. We do not want a lot-lot, and I wrote above. The stars of katavrikan with this one tells the conspiracy? We can see ...

©2015 - All rights reserved




8th March 2015

TODAY: BAND TRAVEL to Germany in preparation for the
last 4 dates on the current leg of the tour

09 - Germany - Burgrieden/Ulm - Riffelhof
10 - Germany - Osterode - Dorster Festhalle
11 - Germany - Freiburg - Jazzhaus
12 - Switzerland - Zug - Choller Halle


UFO w Krakowie - fotorelacja


UFO in Krakow - photo report

With the launch of the new album, the UFO set off on tour to promote the new release, which will include, among others, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland. Hard rock giants also visited Poland - in March, they played m.in in Krakow! The team is looking forward to the fans reactions associated with their new album. A Conspiracy Of Stars, on the one hand, resembles the greatest achievements of UFOs, on the other hand is so fresh material that undoubtedly convince each other as old fans as well as those who are just beginning their adventure with the legendary band. Hall of Cracow SQUARE tightly filled with devotees good old hard rock. We present a photo gallery of the event: All Photos: Fot. Sobieslaw Pawlikowski
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4/5 Review - Translated from Swedish:

Hard Rock BY Sonny Johansson

UFOs: A Conspiracy Of Stars
UFO is a British band formed in 1969 by Phil Mogg (vocals), Mick Bolton (guitar), Pete Way (bass) and Andy Parker (drums). Their heyday began in 1974 when Michael Schenker (19 years young) joined the band they then received a heavier / rockier sound and songs like "Doctor Doctor", "Lights Out" and "Shoot, Shoot 'saw its light. U.F.O has released somewhere around 20 albums. Of the present line is Phil Mogg the only one who has been there from the start, drummer Andy Parker came back to the band in 2005. Parts of the rag editors saw them at the Sweden Rock 2002, but then with Michael Schenker on guitar and Jason Bonham on drums.
The new album A Conspiracy Of Stars is surprisingly strong, Vinnie Moore joined to the UFO 2003, having previously played with, among others Alice Cooper and he gets ample time to shine in the songs, here he plays the pants off most.
The first song "The Killing Kind" opens with heavy riffs and then it breaks off, Phil Mogg has its strong tonsäkra singing voice intact and puts every note right and this starts promising, "Sugar Cane" and "One and Only" are songs that easy would have seats on their plates from the seventies. "Run Boy Run", "Ballad of the Left Hand gun", is also strong UFO songs. "Messiah of Love" opens with heavy funk riffs and continues with dependable hard rock on a steady blue foundation. The plate ends with "King of the Hill" is also a song in the up-tempo on a steady blue foundation. I look forward to the next plate.
What a joy, what a surprise disc gets € € € €

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Forty-five-year career and not hear here that give the impression of "old men" of the rock as UFOs, still able to churn out albums of good standard.

It should be highlighted the graft official line-up of American bassist Rob De Luca, who definitely takes the place of a member of the historic (and founder) as Pete Way, also giving a contribution from the compositional point of view in a couple of songs: for the rest, the training that plays on "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is now consolidated with Phil Mogg, always shooting with her crystalline voice, Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar and keyboards) and Andy Parker (drums), as well as the great Vinnie Moore, now in force in UFOs from a dozen years and increasingly important role also in the songwriting, being the author of almost all the music. In fact, just Moore confirms nowadays a real added value for this band, as always showing off a performance that brings out all his class and his mastery of the guitar. "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is thus a very pleasant album, where the band has a hard rock energetic and refined, with a certain flavor settantiano (perhaps, even a little 'purpleiano), played beautifully and never boring. Each track is really able to enthrall and excite, so "A Conspiracy Of Stars" adds another element to the already but absolutely valid copious discography of the British band, not to pass unnoticed.




UFO in the Stodole. This was the concert of the giants of hard rock

"A Conspiracy of Stars Tour" on March 4 arrived to Warsaw. The legendary British band UFO promote its twenty-second album in the band's career. Click on the image to go to the gallery!

UFOs exist since 1969. Musicians had a big impact on the work of many heavy metal bands 80s Meanwhile, February 23, 2015 until the sale has already hit the twenty-second disc of this team!

March 4 band UFO appeared in Warsaw Stodola as part of the tour, "A Conspiracy of Stars Tour". The tour promoting the new release will include, among others, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland.


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7th March 2015

TONIGHT: Masters of Rock Café - Zlin - Czech Republic


LAST NIGHT - 6th March 2015

We Belong to the Night was played at Klub Kwadrat, Kraków


Lithuanian Concert Review with 21 photo's

Roko veteranai UFO Vilniuje grojo 46 metus brandint? muzik?

Translated to English

Thursday evening Vilnius Forum Palace "concert held the British rock band UFO. Lithuania it is open to the public for the first time - although banded together in 1969's.

It had not yet, or not? Even strange to hear "- before traveling to Vilnius lrytas.lt told a group of 66-year-old vocalist Phil Mogg.

"Strange" - the right word. From "Uriah Heep" to "Nazareth", from the strange composition of Thin Lizzy "to" Sweet "- the seventies many popular rock bands in Lithuania has already visited, and not once.

Pepper-and-salt old rock fans can feel satisfied - within 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, they had the opportunity to hear live for many groups whose music once could only enjoy the sinfully expensive smuggled plates.

Many of these groups, it is true, come to Lithuania already changed beyond recognition - sometimes with only one member of the old composition, which sits at the drums or playing the bass guitar.

UFO case - a little different. These groups have played in the ranks of over 40 musicians. Among them - known groups "Mr.Big", "Europe", Deep Purple, Whitesnake members.

However, today the UFO performing some of her biggest career highs seen musicians.

This is - since 1969 there singing 66-year-old vocalist Ph.Moggas, the same year the group made its debut drummer Andy Parker, 1976's logged keyboardist Paul Raymond.

UFO situation in the world of rock - ambiguous. All older rock fans know the songs "Rock Bottom", "I'm A Loser" or "Belladonna", but the UFO is not so popular and recognized as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple or the same Lithuania Germans have been many times " Scorpions.

The latter always performs in larger arenas, and the UFO after banging smaller halls. Why? There are many reasons - and that conflicts temdyta group history, for which she was repeatedly interrupted career.

Now that the group is interested in only the most loyal fans, and Ph.Moggas admitted: "Very few radio stations now broadcast the music."

However, a week ago, UFO released a new album, "A Conspiracy Of Stars" - as they say Ph.Moggas, not the desire to earn, but just because it makes you want to own. By presenting this work, the group went on tour through Europe, during which went to Vilnius.

Fans gathered to hear the group filled about two-thirds of the room. Obviously, the largest UFO fame hours long gone and Lithuania.

The first stage was a group of like-minded - Lithuanian rock veterans' Polarized glasses.

Even before the concert UFO concert organizers warned that bad luck for autographs after the show. Vocalist Ph.Moggas feel tired.

True, he has left the scene, it did not feel. Age makes your - scurry around the stage Ph.Moggas longer and longer trying, but voice - almost as powerful as four decades ago.

In addition, a new group of songs are not similar to the ancestors test something sad surprise. Already at the beginning of the concert resounding in the song "Run Boy Run" - a vibrant and strong as the best times of the UFO.

Lithuanian has not learned much - only "thank you." Even the "cheers" to you sounds confusing and long. But it does not matter.

Today we play on stage, which is between the two bars. And I can only drink water. But there are worse. Water is a good thing. When you drink water, not to get involved fights, retains more of marriage "- laughed Ph.Moggas in the past have had problems with alcohol and drugs.

In ancient UFO hits it Lithuanians "entertain" started already during the first minutes of the concert - the songs "Mother Mary" and "Lights Out" išvydusiomis the light of day in 1975 and 1977.

Concert later turned towards the newer pieces of UFO, and then threw the memories - with a song like crazy fun 1978's "Only You Can Rock Me." In those days, when all the UFO songs were mainly about sex, and on album covers had to stick badges "N-16".

Interestingly enough, the focus is not Ph.Moggas and Vinnie Moore - with Alice Cooper and other rock superstars played guitar virtuoso, fantastic soluot?mis enriched both new and old songs UFO.

Who today is a UFO? Fun nostalgia theater, allowing the fiftieth šešiasdešimtme?iams and thoughts go to youth. Already without any ambition to change the face of the current music, but none of these musicians and expect.

Their main task - to amuse themselves on stage and remind you that simple, solid rock can still provide very good fun.

This UFO is still able to do so - after the first half-hour concert to convince viewers have applauded the rhythm of each song. And the 46-year's career can boast far from the group.

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Audio Alert: UFO – Run Boy Run

I recently read a biography of UFO and found that they’ve been around since 1969. 1969! So it’s only right that we talk about these guys and the new stuff they have coming out this year.

UFO is an English heavy metal and hard rock band which has evolved severally over the years with many personnel changes along the way but Phil Mogg (vocals) and Andy Parker (drums), the band’s founders, still remain its core. They other present UFO members are Paul Raymond and Vinnie Moore.

The 21st UFO album comes with an interesting title; ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’. And from the collection of gems it contains I’ve chosen  ‘Run Boy Run’ to share with you. I really love Vinnie Moore’s guitar attack and the hard and heavy production that UFO have adopted on this number is works brilliantly. I’m positive even non-UFO fans will go gaga over this sound.

Check out the new and upgraded UFO!

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6th March 2015

TONIGHT: Kwadrat - Krakow - Poland | FB



Number 25 in the HMV London Charts

This from UFO Scott:

"It was Westfield, Shepherds Bush, London. HMV store. They actual rack was sold out and the wall chart rack pictured
was just holding 3 copies. The staff guy asked why I took a pic, I told him.
He said that the Cd was popular and they were ordering in more"

Cheers Scott (Mitchell) for the photo and info




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Planet - Album Review


UFO – ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ (SPV)

Genre: Hard Rock
The legendary UFO have been rocking for more than 45 years, and show no signs of slowing down with their latest album A Conspiracy Of Stars.

Original vocalist Phil Mogg still sounds great, and guitarist Vinnie Moore, who has been with UFO since 2003, is one of the best in the business. The songs on the album are melodic and catchy with excellent musicianship and plenty of shredding from Moore. There’s  ample diversity as well, with uptempo arena rockers and midtempo bluesy tracks.

Rating: 4
(Chad Bowar)



Translated from SPANISH

Score: 4/5
Often when we pray apology for the longevity of bands like Judas Priest, Scorpions, Saxon, Motorhead and Iron Maiden (to name a few), we tended to leave us in the lurch these British giants since its inception have sospesado a temple and more remarkable honor their role of secondary in a world dominated by other names better luck or perhaps better casuistry. Anyway, I am among those who still held records like this, with a flash of good vibes and good waves spotless throughout the entire trip. There are already 45 years of UFO and yet having suffered substantial changes in their line-up, still offer music which elixir of permanent smile should be.

And so we return to enjoy another round disc UFO -the number 22-, with that unmistakable and mature voice of Phil Mogg, celebrities keys no less famous as Paul Raymond (also in ATERAS guitarfish), the most virtuous converted to Vinnie Moore or tables at the base of Andy Parker and Rob De Luca. The sixth member could well be Chris Tsangarides; a celebrity in the mix and production. Magmatic and yours are well known works of Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore.

The sound emanating 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' differs not what the fans and admirers of combo hope. Rock with no attitude, no demasdiadas tirades or aspectros baroque and with that vacilón point awarded largely Mogg's voice .. The Riffs, house brand and especially the majestic backdrop curvilínio always have the productions of Britons are dish obviously good eating on the set of 11 dishes we have on the table.

I prefer especially with the two initial way of pure Rock N'Roll gutsy "The Killing Kind" and "Run Boy Run". The harmony that exudes "Devils In The Detail" will only remember the best and stale version of UFO.

Not left anything behind for the Country Rock "Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun" with a superb southern bluesy flavor or "Sugar Cane" with a performance by Vinnie Moore book.

And then there are others who break the generic musical line round. An example is the delicate "Precious Cargo" with a special symphonic gustillo or "Messiah Of Love" with bestial reminiscent Glen Hughes.

It is a good island to which peer among so many musical mediocrity. UFO never fail. Why should they Save the Date?




5th March 2015



Posted on the Official Vinnie Moore Facebook Page


TONIGHT: Forum Palace - Vilnius - Lithuania


TODAY: This car sticker spotted outside the Venue


UFO Official website announce three more Summer shows, two
being Festival Dates


26th June - Germany - Rheine  - Hypothalamus


27th June - Germany - Hamburg - Harley Days


28th June - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kavarna Rock (Kaliakra Stadium) | fb


By: Callum (CJ) Lavender

Label: Steamhammer/SPV

Available: 23rd February

Official Website: http://www.ufo-music.info/

By now I’m sure most people are familiar with the legacy of UFO with songs like ‘Doctor Doctor’ and the likes. Well here they are with a new album that I’m very privileged to be writing about. The interesting thing with classic rock/metal bands is that when a band has been going for 20+ years, some people will say that the band has peaked and will never again release anything as legendary as the successful albums. Sometimes I agree with that but then other times I don’t. After listening to UFO’s latest release twice I can safely say… they’ve still got it 

The songs I enjoyed and recommend the most are: ‘Run Boy Run’, ‘Balled Of The Left Hand Gun’, ‘Devils In The Details’ and ‘Precious Cargo’

The things I liked about the album is almost everything it has to offer. It’s classic rock sound with the addition of being a bit more ‘modernized’ and even adding some classic blues as well. The lyrics: well written, the vocals: smooth and strong, the guitar/keyboard sounds: clean, the riffs/solo’s: very catchy and doesn’t go on for to long. Combining all these things together and you’ve got a great album with no gimmicks, from a classic rock band that can still deliver quality to this day.

The things I didn’t like about the album were the third portions. By which point I felt like it’s all well and good but I heard this half an hour ago. I personally don’t think that many young rock fans are going to give this much attention because it’s not the edgy, cinematic and operatic metal that’s popular right now. This is mainly going to be enjoyed by the older fans and even then they will have to get use to the years of change, when compared to the 70’s/80’s albums.

As I said there are still 20+ year famous rock/metal bands out there that can still release quality albums even after their ‘peak’ in success. UFO have still managed to make a fresh album without having to experiment to much, because years of experience means that they still know how to make great songs even now. By the way my father is a huge fan who will be seeing 2 of their show’s this year (and taking me to one), I wonder what his reaction will be when he reads this.

Rating: 4.5/5

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UFO – A Conspiracy of stars (CD)

Ah…. A new UFO- album! UFO, my absolute favourite band in their heydays from 1974 to 1980, making albums that left trademarks in my memory and in my soul and providing the best album ever: their live-opus 'Strangers in the night'. 'A conspiracy of stars ' is the eagerly awaited follow up to 'Seven Deadly '.

The album was produced by Chris Tsangarides, who was involved in UFO's first album with Michael Schenker, Phenomenon in 1974, as an assistant engineer. The production is fatter, better and more open than the former UFO albums of recent years.

The new UFO album gives away what their music al all about these days. Bluesy edged hard rock with many nods to their very, very rich back catalogue. Vinnie Moore is Michael Schenker's 'remplacant' in UFO for about ten years, but the former Shrapnel-shredder is in a great mood and responsible for the beautiful axework on this album.

Phil Mogg, founder member of the band and in it for passion and love since 1969 (!), shines on this album. He can't reach the high notes, but his bluesy tone, his evocative lyrics, his timing and phrasing are still great to listen to.

Paul Raymond is still the mastermind on keys and guitars and the rhythm section, good old Andy Parker on drums and Rob De Luca on bass guitars, provide that crunchy, thick layered, bluesy relaxation grounds where the other members can flow.

The album has a rocking relaxed feel with good songs. There are no lows on this album and that makes it very hard to pick a favourite. There are a lot of nods to the heydays of the seventies of the former century
(Precious cargo, Run boy run, Sugar cane, King of the hill, Devils in the Detail), but also the eighties'period of the band (with Paul Chapman on guitars) comes in mind.

Great album by these veterans!

85/100 Manfred Werger - ©2015


UFO – Showtime (re-release Blu-Ray DVD)

This is also a re-release (like above reviewed Motorhead's Stage Fright) from the DVD that was originally released in 2005. I reviewed that DVD in April 2008. So now its re-released as a Blu-Ray DVD with a lot of extra footage!! As extra's they added, beside the 16 songs from the original DVD, 6 studio songs, a making of, several interviews, a few doku's and so on.... This is real great stuff for the die hard UFO fan and a welcome surprise for my private collection! Check this out if you love UFO as much as I do!

--/-- Martio van Dooren - ©2015



4th March 2015 - EVENING POSTING


For the first time in UFO's history, the band have entered the Swiss Album Charts at



TONIGHT: Electronic Billboard next to Central Train Station in WARSAW

Thanks to Paul Gayler for the photo - Paul is going to tonights show and the forthcoming show at Krakow on Friday



TONIGHT- Stodola - Warsaw - POLAND | fb



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ITALIAN MAGAZINE - CLASSIX! - Issue 43 - Album Review


Double page spread - Phil Mogg Interview

SPANISH MAGAZINE - LA HEAVY - Issue 371 - Phil Mogg Interview



3rd March 2015



CD Jewel case with 20 page booklet, unique CD label and inside rear jewel case panel art

Digipak with 20 page booklet (different to the CD version), six panel art and bonus track and double-sided fold-out poster

Gatefold Double 2LP with 4 page lyric sleeves, blue vinyl, different LP label artwork and paper sleeve CD with bonus track.

"A Conspiracy Of Stars" entered the Official German media control charts at #28

- 27 places higher than "Seven Deadly" in 2012 (SD Charted #55)

Recorded highest amazon German chart positions:

Amazon German Best Seller Charts:
Number 3 in Hard Rock Album


Amazon German Best Seller Charts:
Number 4 in Hard Rock Download



Andy Parker Interview with Bravewords, Canada




2nd March 2015

THE UK OFFICIAL MUSIC CHARTS have been announced with
UFO's latest album. 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' charting at its highest entry in over 30 years:

#50 in the Official UK Albums Chart Top 100

- 13 places better than "Seven Deadly" in 2012 (SD Charted #63)

- highest chart entry since 1983



#8 in the Official UK Independent UK Albums Chart Top 40

- 1 place higher than "Seven Deadly" in 2012



#6 in the Official UK Rock & Metal UK Albums Chart Top 40



#30 in the Official UK Physical Album Chart



#27 - Last weeks Official Mid-week Chart Update (25th Feb 2015)



Recorded highest amazon UK chart positions:

Amazon UK Best Seller Charts:
Number 1 in HM



Amazon UK Best Seller Charts:
Number 1 in Hard Rock Download






TODAY - Germany - Rostock - Mau Club



Translated from German

UFO land in the Zeche Bochum

Good mood and confidence, saying UFO. Photos: Niels Holger Schmidt

The British rock veterans UFO have gathered up again and make us their latest work "A Conspiracy of Stars" on a tour before. In our latitudes they made on 26 February at the Zeche Bochum station - and delivered quite well off. In addition to some new material, there were mainly classic, classic, classic.

And sent the crew of the Flying Saucer Rock already beginning to race. With "Mother Mary" and "Lights Out" opened singer Phil Mogg, guitarist Vinnie Moore, drummer Andy Parker, Paul Raymond on keyboards and rhythm guitar and bass player Rob de Luca evening.

In contrast, the current disc came with the two numbers "Run Boy Run" and "The Killing Kind" somewhat short. This is even more than the previous album, "Seven Deadly" - by no means a classic - was considered equal to three numbers. Otherwise filled Gassenhauer About the albums "Force It", "Obsession" or "Phenomenon" the setlist. In contrast, little can be known object.

A few surprises, there were also. Such was with "Makin 'Moves" from the era with Paul Chapman can not be expected, with the Schenker late work "Venus" is also not.

Otherwise, however, there is little to grumble. The band plays stable and tight like clockwork. Master Mogg is a mid-sixties still surprisingly good voice. However, it already lacks a bit of charisma. Vinnie Moore and Rob de Luca represented Schenker and craftsmanship Way absolutely first class - but only technically. Nevertheless, very entertaining evening, the additions "Doctor Doctor" and "Shoot Shoot" went with a orgiastic 15-minute version of "Rock Bottom" and ended NHS.

Mother Mary - Lights Out - Fight Night - Wonderland - Run Boy Run - Venus - Only You Can Rock Me - The Killing Kind - Burn Your House Down- Cherry - Makin 'Moves - Rock Bottom - Doctor Doctor - Shoot Shoot

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1st March 2015


NEXT CONCERT: 2nd March - Mau Club - Rostock - Germany



Powerplay Magazine - March 2015 - ISSUE 173 - Showtime blu-ray review - Album Advert

A Conspiracy Of Stars was given 9/10 in PowerPlay issue 172 (February 2015) - see 13th February entry below



Fireworks Magazine - Album Review - Showtime blu-ray review - Album Advert




UK's Record Collector

Issue 483 - March 2015

Conspiracy theorists’ 22nd sighting

It’s funny to think that Vinnie Moore’s run as lead guitarist of UFO has now lasted significantly longer than Michael Schenker’s epoch-making, tempestuous stint with the band – and produced almost as many studio albums. This, the band’s 22nd(!) long-player, typifies the Moore-era UFO sound: laidback and atmospheric where the Schenker-era material was abrasive, with Moore’s ultra-melodic solos more than a match for Schenker’s turbulent technique. 

A Conspiracy Of Stars follows in the footsteps of 2012’s Seven Deadly: pleasantly gritty, somehow mellow hard rock, perfectly accompanied by Phil Mogg’s strong vocals and distinctive wordplay. For non-devotees, though, the pleasantly subdued atmosphere may be a turn-off. By track six (Precious Cargo, boasting a great jazzy solo by Moore) there hasn’t been a bad song, but a change of pace is needed, and it never really comes. Even Messiah of Love, a strutting piece of hard rock with a Led Zep-style riff, blends in with its surroundings – a good thing in that it makes the album a complete, coherent whole, though it’s still only the sum of its parts. For dedicated fans, though, this is another fine, accomplished UFO record. 

3 stars 3 stars 3 stars

Steamhammer/SPV |

Reviewed by William Pinfold



UFO A Conspiracy of Stars Review

By Andy | Published

OK – after half a week with the new Uriah Heep Live at Koko in the DVD player, the new UFO arrived so I’ve spend the second half of this week with A Conspiracy of Stars on almost constant repeat in the car CD player. So great that two legendary rock bands release superb high quality stuff in the same week and still “doing it” after almost a century of combined years between them. ACOS certainly hits the spot. I’d say it’s the best UFO offering since Walk on Water. Oh yes. It’s that good.

Now I’ve read some reviews on Amazon which are “Vinnie bashing” because he’s not Michael Schenker and this isn’t Lights Out or Obsession. Stop living in the past peeps. Schenker came and went for the last time years ago. Time moves on and so has UFO. Don’t hark back to the past – consider what we have here on its merits and treasure that Uncle Phil and his cohorts are still very much a class act.

Overall: A delightful, muscular album with plenty of melodic/deft touches all over it. Vinnie shreds up a storm showing he is world class. The riffs and big chords are really driving and chunky to big it up. His solo work is deft, fast, fluid and shows a fine melodic touch with a bluesy overtone. The man’s speed and technique is remarkable – and not fast for the sake of fast to say “how many notes can I play in three seconds”. A rock guitar masterclass. Listen to The Killing Kind, Sugar Kane and Devil’s in the Detail to see, I mean hear, why.

Other highlights include Ballad of the Left Hand Gun and the closer Rollin’ Rollin’ which is a bit of an epic and an instant UFO classic. Indeed, no weak spots for me anywhere.

Phil’s lyrics are as only he can write and his pipes are in full working order. As I hope his random comedy routine is on the upcoming UK tour…..

Andy Parker and Paul Raymond do what they’ve been doing for years. Proper drumming and in Paul’s case that huge rhythm guitar and deft keyboard fills. Not forgetting Rob De Luca on the bass. Now here as a full recording member and also a writing credit or two including the monster opening track The Killing Kind. Welcome to the band Rob. You seem right at home and bring something new to the party.

Thus, in my opinion A Conspiracy of Stars is first class. Proper heavy/melodic/blues rock and unmistakably UFO. Fourty-odd years in and not missing a step. And still evolving even. Not resting on past glories which would be all too easy for them. Instead they produce top stuff like this album and remain very relevant despite the (ahem) “advancing years” of the more long-standing members if I can put it like that.

They don’t make bands like this any more so be thankful for the likes of UFO (and Uriah Heep) and enjoy them. ACOS is a fine release. Approach it with an open mind (by that I mean don’t think we’re back in 1978 playing air-guitar to Rock Bottom) and it shall reward your aural senses.

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February 2015

28th February 2015

TODAY: Germany - Affalter - Zur Linde


CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim in der Alten Seilerei

The report is in German and can be READ HERE

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Classic Rock Magazine - April 2015


Prog Rock Magazine sleeve
February Prog Rock Magazine Cover



Translated from Spanish


Three years after Seven Deadly, the British UFO back to their usual meeting with the fans thanks to its new A Conspiracy of Stars. And once again, we all gather to celebrate this new, twenty-second chapter in the long career of the British, who now enjoy a second youth. On this occasion, we have Rob De Luca as the new bassist of training. A post that has been in different hands from long - irreplaceable, will not fool anyone - no Pete Way. But as they say, penalties with bread are less. For A Conspiracy of Stars is a solid and enjoyable release, which exudes quality from all sides and again leave the bar high.

Recorded during the last year and with the magic of veteran producer Chris Tsangarides, UFO we offer another "more of the same" but without losing an ounce of enjoyment or force down the road. As demonstrated great albums as The Visitor and Seven Deadly, UFO are not limited to live a better nostalgic past, but continue demonstrating and claiming their place in the world. As Black Ice made with Australian, A Conspiracy of Stars show us about UFO renewed. Phil Mogg sounds rested and with an enviable voice state, driving a sober and powerful medium tone; while, Moore still inspired Vinie main ax; and even the new De Luca shares credit in the composition together with Mogg and Raymond.

Ten subjects owns the disk. Once, if you count the bonus track that comes in the special edition. But with UFO no half measures and one knows what goes: hard rock of good. As well demonstrated in the powerful and initial 'The Killing Kind', with a melodic solo Moore, which leads to the single 'Run Boy Run', that surely will last in the set-list for the next tour. Again, great rhythm section and crunchy riffs by the good of Vinnie. Attention is also worth anthemic 'Devils in the Detail' or the spectacular 'Sugar Cane', the heaviest of the entire disk, with a final section órdago where I see again forced me to highlight the work of Vinnie guitars. Because even though this guy is not German blonde we all know, also deserves all the applause.

Of course, we also have the respective average times as melodic and beautiful 'Ballad of the Left Hand Gun' where Vinnie returns to trace, or 'Precious Cargo', which brings us back to the times of the eighties UFO but covered under the sound of his last works hard. This song exemplifies perfectly the greatness of the British: rhythmic strength, ethereal keyboards and faithful companions, big guitars, and above all, the unmistakable tone of the great Phil Mogg. Who has earned his rightful place forever in the Olympus of rock 'n' roll.

That even the dimmest romanticona songs like 'One and Only' end engaging the listener is just further evidence of the virtues of these types. Made of a unique breed, which leads from the seventies Chair distributing among his contemporaries and surviving all kinds of fashions, animosities, and various toxic addictions. In pegadiza'Rollin 'Rollin' we have another great show of talent of the ineffable Raymond - another of those undervalued keyboardists - putting an end to disk dignified manner. For those who purchase the special edition, 'King of the Hill' dismisses the disk in a more hard and according to the British (What fashion is this putting great songs only in the special editions as bonus tracks?)

Ultimately, and if someone had not been clear, UFO have become in style with a great album that will not disappoint any fan. If someone turned bland Seven Deadly, going head-to by this conspiracy of the stars, because I do not doubt that you will be satisfied and asking another album like this for the future. This album is a high noticeable with the outstanding way, depending, of course, the judgment of the reader. Special mention also to the spectacular and imaginative cover: thus do things.

Chapeau, Mr. Mogg! Theirs and his compadres, after nearly forty years, is pact with the devil.


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German Review:

Hard Rock with no expiration date - and has been for more than 45 years - and there's no end in sight for a long time at UFO. With the founding members Phil Mogg (vocals) and drummer Andy Parker beats the band with "A Conspiracy Of Stars" in another chapter of their "Neverending Story".

As with the predecessor, Mogg and guitarist Vinnie Moore show responsible for most of the songs. For a long time Moore has stepped out of the shadow of Michael Schenker, finished with his six string accent almost every song the band. Nearly 40 musicians were in the ranks of hard rock combo since 1969 - singer Phil Mogg is to date the only consistent member of the group and presented on this album is still an excellent singer and composer.

None ballads, musical outliers as well - otherwise expected the still large crowd of listeners frills hard rock the old school. Has indeed the last album "Seven Deadly" worked out well, because the CD managed in Germany initially started from 0 to 55 and then continuously made his way into the top 10th

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UFO - A Conspiracy of Home Tour 2015 feat. Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, Andy Parker, Vinnie Moore and Rob De Luca.

You have the thing not depend necessarily higher, as they may be, but it should at least be mentioned: One of the most British rock bands in music history has resumed for the first time a studio album in their native England for over 20 years. The plant's A Conspiracy Of Stars, comes from the rock legends UFO and breathes lyrically and stylistically precisely those British sovereignty, for this band has been known for more than 45 years. A strong piece of music that extends over eleven new songs and all that combines what the group around frontman Phil Mogg: meaty riffs, striking hooks, varied songwriting, intelligent lyrics and a generally serene attitude, as they have always here knows of UFO. The fact that A Conspiracy Of Stars by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) was produced and mixed, it also can be regarded as another crucial pieces of the puzzle in itself a coherent publication. In short: Point the total 22.Studioscheibe her career UFO how merges past and present in an homogeneous unit.

On A Conspiracy Of Stars UFO provide for the first time include their current occupation before: In addition to the original members Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) and Andy Parker (drums) and the since 2004 established belonging to the group lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been one 2012, the American bassist Rob De Luca joined the band. De Luca is not only a brilliant instrumentalist but has also contributed as a songwriter two pieces for the new album. The majority of the new material comes from Vinnie Moore, and there is also a song by Paul Raymond and cooperation between the Raymond and De Luca. All texts were, as always, written by frontman Phil Mogg.

Speaking: This time again proves Mogg his skills as precise observers of the human species. The Briton has remained a man of the people, despite its unique position in the international rock and roll business. Mogg sympathized with the working classes of England, here are its roots to these people, the UFO singer feels still drawn. You can hear this origin in his songs, his lyrics, which always show his absolute grip on all puns and deliberate ambiguity. And in doing so have so many wonderful poetic formulation in itself: "The scatter rollers coming down, summers completed and turned around, it do not seem so long ago, did you were my precious cargo," he sings in "Precious Cargo", a similarly subtle declaration of love as the number in the "Killing Kind" in which Mogg begins with the words: "Tell a story about love and what lovers find, a story of possession, the killing child." With so much linguistic aesthetics, it is no wonder that the UFO singer is loved for his sensitive, carefully chosen word choice throughout the world. The result are the lyrics and music to A Conspiracy Of Stars in the summer of 2014. In mid-August, the band met with the samples in the "Barn Room Studio" in the county of Kent. Then UFO exchanged a few miles further east in the "Ecology Rooms Studio" by Chris Tsangarides to take there with the Greek-British sound engineer from late August to mid-September, the new disc. Tsangarides was already as a 14 year old intern with in the studio when UFO 1970 her debut album UFO 1 produced in England. So it's done: A Conspiracy Of Stars is in the bag, the tour for the album for spring 2015 already booked solid and UFO are well prepared, which now aufzuschlagen 22.Kapitel their careers. Respect!




UFO: The best of the classic, classic best.

UFO are determined, at this point, to "bring me down the street from bitterness." That is, now, after more than 40 years of musical career, Phil Mogg and yours are determined to do what they do best: Hard Rock and above, the best that has been heard and right now. We are in a time when emerging and re-emerging bands, some really good, which I must say, demanding and imitating the most classic and pure Hard Rock. Yes, come Mogg and his boys demonstrating that they have nothing to imitate or copy anyone, (they) were one of the fathers of the "creature" and as such presents and hang off with some absolutely wonderful albums.

They did a couple of years ago with his previous album, "Seven Deadly" a work of true luxury with which reminded me still alive and, despite being a terrible record, not detract at all this new " A Conspiracy of Stars ". Sounds ... classic, a UFO, the UFO that once created hymns as masterful as "Doctor, Doctor", "Rock Bottom", the wonderful "Love to Love", "ligths Out" and a host of topics that follow ringing in the collective memory of Hard Rock lovers who are told.

The disk is full, as always, absolutely recognizable melodies, UFO, you know ?: guitars that seem rollers in the hands of Vinnie Moore who, incidentally, on each disk that record is gaining prominence it deserves; keyboards, and can not be otherwise, we are talking about UFO, okay ?, make the album seem out of the golden decade of Hard. And finally a powerful rhythmic and with a punch that will remove the entrails base, especially if you happen to put the disk to a volume to the neighbors hate you. To me, my neighbors and hate me deeply, but I advise you not to shake the hand when turning up the volume of your teams.

Already in the first chords of "The Killing King" make clear where they will go the shots: heavy and hard sounds, and voice Mogg, which is like doing an impromptu trip back in time aboard a DeLorean to meet again with the essence of classic and bluesy Hard. "Run Boy Run", second track of the album, begins with a heavy riff, alternating with really bright guitarrísticos drawings by Moore ... who predicted the demise of UFO without Schenker, ehhh !, who ...? And I have to say that Michael Schenker is one of my guitarists header, but the work of Vinnie Moore stands in a special way, although he has always been, along with other great six strings guitar on Olympus.

ufo_banner_muzikmono2015De heard him to the second issue, could not imagine the beginning of the next song, "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun" with clear southern influence, with the sound of "Bottleneck" initiation, topic that could have been written on the Mississippi basin, without thereby departing from the general context of what has been heard so far. Have I mentioned speaking of UFO? ... Well ... a topic with a tremendous solo Moore with some bluesy air that gives a special warmth. And from there, we went to "Sugar Cane", whose beginning reminds me of the classic sounds almost psychedelic, the first disc of the band, in early 70s, to continue with "Devils in the Detail" with these melodies vocals that recall, still doubt the best UFO.

Already in the middle of the record we find "Precious Cargo", a totally eighties theme with a Mogg really superb and again Moore, who does a great job on the disk, supporting Phil's voice while Raymond, with its keys, imposes a harmonic base on which to support the development of the whole subject. In the following, "The Real Deal" Mogg follows the same stressed vowel, without unnecessary fuss and in a tone in which a charm, a topic that fits perfectly UFO, go unfolds. Continued "One And Only", with roots of pure Rock & Roll American late 70s, to continue with "Messiah of Love", seventies as few and, coming near the end, the album in its physical version at least, ends with "Rollin, Rollin ', closing a great way with keyboards that remind us of the golden age of Hard Rock purest, as I said before, with that Hammond playing at full speed while Moore's guitar runs riot to take us to another level .

Yes, in digital format contains an issue anymore, "King of The Hill", which puts us in the sphere of the late 60s and early 70s, which makes us to recall the first records of the British, with one really terrible guitar and a melodic and rhythmic foundation for a big bill. Yes, they are UFO, anyone expecting to hear something different ?, It does not, because it is also not necessary, at this point in having nothing to prove.

It is a band that, after more than forty years rolling with their comings and goings have been there, true to their sound and without embarking on strange adventures and nonsensical style. Do not think anyone can doubt the quality of UFO, either before or now that we hang off with some absolutely fantastic albums, with songs full of a Rock and without unnecessary innovations that let us taste that only large Classics are able: without departing from the script, which moreover not necessary, and offering real Hard Rock. And wished many new groups, and not so new as well, sound after twenty records with authenticity and class UFO distilled from all sides.

Text: Manuel Gómez Allende


Translated from German:

Yes, IRON MAIDEN prove you are already a long time taste and appreciate UFO with DOCTOR DOCTOR intro of their own shows.

And rightly so!

Go Since 1969 in the musical universe and with major names such as, inter alia, MICHAEL SCHENKER exhibit, BILLY SHEEHAN JASON BONHAM or in the occupation history, UFO bless us still anno 2015, a new work: A CONSPIRACY OF STARS

With over 40 years as a band now line-up changes and a short break early 80 times remain insufficient. The more gratifying that there is the band today. And even with members of the original group, which is not necessarily self-evident for a band too. (PHIL MOGG, PAUL RAYMOND, ANDY PARKER, VINNIE MOORE and ROB DE LUCA)

First, blessed be on the new album the sound. CHRIS TSANGARIDES (including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, KING DIAMOND) conjures here a really crystal clear sound from the speakers.

That the English already do for a while and know their work is to hear from the first note. So it is with the same bold wrong with THE KILLING KIND. Here is equated clear, there are cool old school hard rock. Whatever the subsequent RUN BOY RUN underlines powerful. Should be called a "Reinhörempfehlung" - DEVILS IN THE DETAILS try! The song has everything best describes the album with two sets or more notes.

But still, we are also constantly surprised with musical debauchery. Thus, for example, BALLAD OF THE LEFT HAND GUN, which offers Southern rock elements.

At this point, hats off to PHIL MOGG, still powerful voice comes with 66 years and the whole gives his own right note.

A CONSPIRACY OF STARS shows that even in 2015 UFO still write horny albums. For fans of the blues rock toward a definite recommendation to buy, but also by the great sound and fresh appearing tape, prospects had these musical genres that nothing had with the band on the hat, highly recommended.

A really good hard rock album with fat riffs and solos horny, the DEEP PURPLE could not have done better.



A Conspiracy of Stars – British Rockers UFO are Still Going Strong, After Nearly Half a Century of Rock and Roll!

Hailing from England, UFO has been one of the world’s top hard rock bands for well over four decades now. The group remains active and is still going strong, with a fanbase all over the world. Starting as a “space rock” act, it was the coming of guitarist of Michael Schenker and the shift to a more straightforward hard rock sound that helped to turn them into the classic band that fans have known and loved for so long. The band’s lineup has changed many times over the years, but has always included vocalist Phil Mogg.

Schenker has come and gone from the band on more than one occasion and has since supposedly left the band “for good.” In recent years the band has developed a steady, consistent lineup that has classic members Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, and Andy Parker. The group has been joined for the past decade by guitarist Vinnie Moore, but has used fill-in bass players on their tours and in the studio alike due to the absence of classic bassist Pete Way. This marks the 21st studio release from the band.

The biggest change to occur within the band’s ranks with the arrival of Vinnie Moore on guitar was a shift towards a more blues driven sound, but one that still rocked hard. I will be the first to admit I was not a fan of the direction that Moore’s arrival in the band began steering them in, but over time it has grown on this fan. A larger part of my appreciation of this stems from the fact that Moore is not simply emulating or trying to be Michael Schenker; someone who forges their own path and does not follow the all too common copycat method scores points in my book, even if the results do tend to be mixed at times.

At long last, we have arrived at the point where this legendary group of British rockers has released their new record. A Conspiracy of Stars is here, but how does the album actually measure up?

While I am not the biggest fan of every single record from the ongoing Vinnie Moore period (though I absolutely love the guy as a guitarist), it is interesting to see how they have learned to sync together over the past several releases. Seven Deadly, their most recent album prior to this one, could very well have been the best of the lot with Moore to date. And while I would not immediately say that a Conspiracy of Stars tops their most recent record, I am at least pleased to say that the band has put out another solid album, which beautifully demonstrates how far the band has come in recent years in this incarnation.

Even the most loyal of UFO fans typically do not like every single thing the band has ever recorded, though it has been interesting to chart their evolution and progression over the past four plus decades. On this record, the band has put together another very solid selection of songs. The biggest surprise is how musically capable all of these artists are, even after over all these years. While Phil Mogg does not sound exactly the same as he did back in the 1970s, his voice remains distinctive and recognizable, giving the band a voice that is truly all their own. Fellow classic members Andy Parker and Paul Raymond keep things interesting, but as with many of their recent records, it is guitarist Vinnie Moore who has become the standout member of the band. His heavy, bluesy style of guitar playing is one that has won him many admirers in the music world, and he was getting this attention long before becoming a member of UFO. From more straightforward hard rock tracks to the more bluesy ones, and those that are slower , everything on here keeps the attention of the listener. This is not the best UFO record, or even their best one with Vinnie Moore. But it is a good, solid effort from some of England’s most underrated rockers.

It is impressive that, nearly a half century later, UFO is still alive and kicking, and with three fifths of their classic lineup intact, no less! In this day and age in which the music industry is going through some dark times, it is great to see a truly classic band setting foot out there and continuing to rock the world, in the studio and on the live stage as well. To fans of classic-style hard rock, the latest release from UFO garners a solid recommendation.

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27th February 2015

TONIGHT: 27 - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana | fb



UFO enter the Top 20 of the Official Swedish
Hard Rock and Metal Charts at NUMBER 14




TERAZ ROCK - March 2015



  The band name is UFO which leads me to question if any of you guys had been ever interested in unidentified flying objects?
  Phil Mogg: We wanted something short with capitalized letters. Name that will allow us to distinguish ourselves. Besides that we liked military vibe of this shortcut. Moreover, at some point we were desperate to find a name and UFO became a spot on. You know, in my opinion UFO can also be developed into: You Fuck Off  (laugh). So yea, I wouldn’t call myself an enthusiast of unidentified flying objects.

  But you enjoy flying high. I remember that during Warsaw gig back in 2007 you were completely doped.
  That must have been fun…You know, sometimes roadies can bring one thing or another. We are not Grateful Dead and we don’t own our own breeding (laugh). I don’t remember this particular gig, but when you are doing 40 nights in a row the whole tour merges into one. 2007 was one of the last years with my old pale Pete Way in a band so the madness could dominate in that period.

  Pete Way aiming from his bass guitar to the crowd and running in his tight pants looked almost exactly like Steve Harris from Iron Maiden.
  Once I tend to think that Steve is Pete’s love child, but it turned out that they are in similar age.

  In the 4th of March you are going to play in Warsaw once again.
  And you know what? We are going to make some surprises. Yesterday I received an e-mail with setlist from Paul Raymond. It seems like we are going to play Let it Rain and We Belong to the Night from Paul Chapman era. We will probably try to resurrect Electric Phase as well. Those songs are long covered with dust. In our show beside new numbers we always play some old tracks. I love Phenomenon. That was our milestone. Then our success was cemented with Light’s Out and Strangers in The Night. We still playing songs from those albums.

  A Conspiracy of Stars is the first album recorded in UK since 1992. Did that affect final result?
  We were closer to the pubs. Don’t you think that affected us (laugh)? In other words we felt right at home. I have nothing against working in Germany, but comeback to the old hood, when you live one block from the studio is a nice change.

  And how important was a new producer Chris Tsangarides?
  He simply helped us to fit in the time and avoid few mistakes. Our music isn’t too sophisticated so there’s not much to mix or correct.

  But as you sing “Devil’s in the Detail”.
  You got me. There are a lot of old-fashioned sounds on the album. We used some old equipment like 70’ Hammonds with Leslie speakers. You can’t imitate that sound so you got to get instruments like that. That indeed was Chris’s idea. Taking this occasion I’ll tell you that I prefer older music but I recently had an opportunity to listen to The Cadillacs Three and it didn’t disappoint me. The Vintage Caravan is also great. But those guys are young they should still sit at school (laugh). There’s also a great young guitar player Jess Lewis. Beside them I also have Blues Pills on my checklist.

  You said that your music isn’t sophisticated but there are songs like Rollin Rollin where there’s a lot going on.
  I made you promise/ It’s one I can’t keep/ We keep on rollin’ rollin. Those kind of lyrics requires complex music. Lyrics and music in UFO are made independently, but we were able to combine them correctly. This text is like autobiographical. How many times we promised to stay home for longer, then still we go for tour.

  From the other side passion from lyrics of Precious Cargo or poetic Sugar Cane hits you right in the head.
  I love being melancholic. Give me a bunch of tearful movies and leave me for the week. It’s weird that that kind of things turns a rock singer on isn’t it? However I did wrote words to Love to Love and on A Conspiracy of Stars I sing that I’m a messiah of love.

  Oh really? Messiah Of Love is about you?
  Yes… Wait my wife just came back and she is going to deny it (Laugh).  And seriously, this text isn’t… serious. Those kind of words would sound convincing in David Coverdale’s mouth and I’m just making a mockery of it.

  The opening song The Killing Kind sounds a little bit like AC/DC.
  Interesting. The Killing Kind is Rob’s (Rob De Luca) song. It’s one of those songs which reminds different things to different folks. It’s a simple song but it has something classic to it. You choose AC/DC, to me at first it sounded like Clash’s Should I Stay Or Should I Go. Paul and Vinnie had other types. And you know what. It don’t bother me (Laugh).

  Speaking of AC/DC I have to ask you about Bon Scott. You guys were friends. There’s even a rumor you met on night when he died…
  Not at all. I felt like shit and I ordered taxi to take me home. I think Pete Way had to meet with him after some gig at Hammersmith Odeon but they didn’t catch up. Nobody knows what really happened to Bon that night… Earlier we met a couple of times to hang out but we mostly met while touring. We even played some gigs together in US. It was always nice to speak to him and have a drink. He was a cool guy but we have never been big friends.

   Tell me about the only Bonus track on the album King of The Hill. I have not expected so dynamic and expressive comeback to the 70’s.
  (Phil changes his voice and starts to talk like an american movie trailer reader) From the distant past, raised by the power of Leslie speakers, the old classics are coming back. Don’t miss their newest album (laugh). Yes that’s true, King of The Hill sounds like it was recorded in the 70’s. I’m happy you like it. It shows we still can play, though we don’t always want to (laugh).

Thank David Borowka for sharing this with us all

Original article 2015 - TERAZ ROCK


Norwegian Review score: 5.5/6

Certain artists attain a level of comfort that they can churn out high quality albums with regularity. We often wonder in what vacuum this aspect exists, but as a faithful fan of melodic hard rock and heavy metal I'm thankful that we have vanguard acts like UFO proving that their best years can be as current as their early, legendary efforts. Not content to live off the nostalgia that put "Strangers in the Night" on the must have live album front and caused guitar plays to incessantly learn by ear the magnificent extended Schenker solo break to "Rock Bottom", "A Conspiracy of Stars" is another vibrant 11 song, 50 minute record that is catchy, deep, bluesy, and engaging.

Between Phil Mogg's alluring, playful vocal melodies, the steady grooving rhythm section of bassist Rob De Luca and drummer Andy Parker, and the professionalism and taste making chord combinations plus lead efforts from keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond and guitarist Vinnie Moore, they waste no time getting to the heart of the matter on "The Killing Kind", veering into slide guitar/ swampy blues for "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun" and reaching back into their British classic heritage on "Messiah of Love". No wasted notes, respect and admiration on display as UFO glide through material that lifts spirits and reminds me of what makes hard rock such a lifelong passion. Sure Vinnie Moore could pour hundreds of spitfire notes in an 8 bar lead break - but he would rather promote each song's individual character in appropriate spots, more bluesy with Michael Schenker and Gary Moore at the forefront.

Add in words that Mogg uses as playful imagery or food for thought (‘counting black sheep' for "Rolling Rolling" or ‘trusting you is like throwing the dice' on "Run Boy Run"), organ work straight out of 1975, and just top to bottom a record that doesn't have a filler track at hand and you'll understand that UFO doesn't see any need for retiring anytime soon. Nor should they, as "A Conspiracy of Stars" isn't alien to all hard rock fanatics in the galaxy.

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A Conspiracy Of Stars

By: Andrew Edmunds

If you’ve been ardently reading everything I’ve written over the past however many years – and let’s be honest, of course you have – you’re already aware that I’m a pretty big fan of these long-tenured hard rockers. They’ll likely forever live in the shadow of the Schenker days, when they released a string of records that rival anyone else’s output from the golden age of hard rock, and they endured a rough period in the 80s, as did many others. But that was then, and UFO is still going strong now, in the fifth decade of their career. With Vinnie Moore ably filling the spot Schenker vacated (again) a decade or so back, and now with rock-star bassist Pete Way officially replaced by Rob DeLuca (formerly of Sebastian Bach’s band), UFO is as good as they’ve been since their heyday over thirty years ago.

Coming off the strength of 2012’s Seven Deadly, A Conspiracy Of Stars operates on much the same blueprint – UFO circa 2015 isn’t re-inventing themselves or anything else. They just came here to rock, and they do that quite well, thankyouverymuch. It’s business as usual, stylistically, but it’s delivered with such style and grace that it’s not formulaic so much as just confident.

Opening track “The Killing Kind” is a straightforward UFO rocker, guitar-driven and solid, but it pales in comparison to its follow-up, “Run Boy Run,” which is one of the best songs the Vinnie Moore line-up has brought thusfar. That first tune is fun enough, if a bit by the numbers, sure. But then the second rocks a mean riff and some of Phil Mogg’s best vocals of late, and the album lifts off from there. The raucous riff of “Run Boy” is the closest the band comes to metal these days, the proto-metal gallop of “Lights Out” and “Doctor Doctor” long past, but still, it’s certainly heavy enough, and it fits snugly against the bluesy swagger of “Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun.”

Speaking of Mogg, he’s been the band’s only consistent member, their erstwhile leader and one of the most underrated singers in the history of hard rock. His voice has aged a bit, but perfectly – he’s always been about grit and guts, never about operatics or technique, the streetwise rogue instead of the soaring pretty boy. His performance here is as good as any he’s given since the golden years, and of course, it helps greatly that he has a batch of great tunes to back him up. The likes of “Run Boy Run,” “King Of The Hill,” and “Devils In The Detail” are just killer hard rock tunes, filled with cocksure swagger, and thus the perfect basis for Mogg’s cooler-than-thou soulful croon. (Although hearing him slyly intone “Come here, my skanky toady / let me whisper in your ear” in “Devil” may haunt my nightmares for awhile.)

A Conspiracy Of Stars does drift off a bit in the middle, I must admit – the somewhat-shuffling “Precious Cargo” isn’t bad, but fails to ignite the same spark as what comes before. It’s one of the few places where Moore’s shredding feels like overplaying, mostly because the song is one of the album’s weakest, alongside the AOR-ish “One And Only.” Still, those few stumbles are redeemed by a closing trio as great as the opening one: “Messiah Of Love” has another of Moore’s best riffs and some more blustery soul from Mogg, while “Rolling Rolling” does just that, a solid midtempo rocker that admittedly gets support from its two greater bookends. Final track “King Of The Hill” is the perfect wrap-up, another great bluesy rock riff from Moore, another great cocky performance from Mogg.

Maybe it’s the presence of Rob DeLuca in the studio – he’s played live with the band since 2008, but he helped with songwriting here for the first time – or maybe it’s just because the time was right, but this newest UFO is a band flying high again. A Conspiracy Of Stars is the best album they’ve released in many a moon, since the Paul Chapman days, and hell, maybe even since Obsession. (To clarify, it still falls short of the classic run from Phenomenon through Obsession – it’s just the closest they’ve come in a long time.)

If you’ve stuck with them this long, you should already be excited about A Conspiracy Of Stars, and you’ve got good reason to be: This is why you’ve been coming back all these years. Because this is great hard rock. Because this is UFO.

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translated from GERMAN

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars
It's time. The already since the release of "Seven Deadly" in 2012 by me eagerly awaited new iron unfortunately completely undervalued in our country "UFO" seen the light of day. ('ll Notice as eternal whiners) again without Michael Schenker - but on the known level of quality. Hardly any output founded originally in 1969 Combo (from 1974's personally really interesting for me) falls below a certain level. And so we will be well on "A conspiracy of stars" two hands full of superb songs with stunning guitar work (since 2004 Vinnie Moore as the lead guitarist and main songwriter on this album as responsible) and catchy guarantee presented.
Phil Mogg seems to have lost in the last 45 (!!) years nothing of his vocal qualities and towers over the cleverly arranged songs. Whether rifflastig or relaxed as in "Precious Cargo" - all in all we are dealing with a clearly definable as UFO album piece of music. Bluesy Hard Rock - as he lives and breathes! Quite the new material does not reach to old Schenker - zoom gods gifts such as "Phenomenon" (eg Doctor, Doctor) or "force it" (including Mother Mary), but these albums are mostly produced only once per career - UFO had many of those.
What really makes the band stand out, so as indeed Deep Purple on their last output "Now What?" The gift of the rock music of the seventies on a contemporary and never musty acting level to bring.
Produced by Chris Tsangarides excellent for me there is hardly any weaknesses identified:
Definitely already a Classic Rock - Highlight the young 2015!

9/10 points

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Translated from Portuguese

One thing that keeps me interested in UFO, and that's Phil Mogg, the singer of UFO (and founding member along with Pete Way) since the band formed in 1969, I was 10 years old.

The vocals of Phil are still solid ; it lacks a bit of power from the day of the phenomenon of UFO mania, especially impressive live album "Strangers In The Night", though he makes more so than his inimitable stage presence.
A large number of members passed by UFO from 69, with Michael Schenker being the most famous, however the latter formation of UFO has lasted almost 10 years now, and the albums that they are editing only get better, "The Visitor" (2009) was good, Seven Deadly "( 2012) was very good, "A Conspiracy Of Stars' even has a lot to like.

'The Killing Kind' has a great opening riff, the song is pretty basic, but explodes along with easy relaxed singing style Mogg, a great solo Vinnie Moore helps elevate the song above average, a great start to the new album.
'Run Boy Run' has a more modern sound with a guitar sound with a harder side, but with UFO This is a great track.
'Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun' has a bluesy acoustic intro, a soft knock the battery return drummer Andy Parker, and then the voice of Phils really elevates this title, it just oozes class even after all these years.
"Sugar cane" is the first track on the keyboard base, and a soft opening with them, allows other track bluesy flourish, a large choir led by another solo Vinnie Moore.
'Devils In The Detail 'have a great race in the rhythm guitar finishing the track, with Vinnie overlapping a fast and fluid soil.

What is clear so far about this work is the high standard of writing songs, they know what works and what to do after nearly 45 years in music.
The other tracks are all so good, there are no low points in this album, and that makes it very difficult to choose a favorite subject, "Precious Cargo" is very beautiful, sounding like a cross between zztop and Great White as is 'Rolling Rolling'.


Translated from German:


Less than 22 studio albums can claim the British rock legends UFO on their credit side. Their greatest success, the band especially with MICHAEL SCHENKER on guitar in the seventies. Connoisseurs can not say what caliber have played for in the following decades in the band - sometimes more, sometimes less successful. With the entry of the magnificent VINNIE MOORE in 2004 broke for UFO in any case a second spring of that achieved with the now present Saugeiles "A Conspiracy Of Stars" to new heights.

Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY, GARY MOORE) gave the album with his production missed an official tone that is perfectly matched to the new songs. Moore thrilled with his soulful game, inspired solos, licks and groovy.

The upcoming tour will take UFO to Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Switzerland (see our concert announcement), but not in the Alpine republic. So be it. "A Conspiracy Of Stars" UFOs is strongest album in years. Great guitars, and really good songs. Hats off!






26th February 2015

KONZERT - Donnerstag, 26.02.2015

TONIGHT: Germany - Bochum - Zeche


LAST NIGHT: Alte Seilerei - Mannheim - Germany


Mother Mary
Lights Out
Fight Night
Run Boy Run
Only You Can Rock Me
The Killing Kind
Burn Your House Down
Makin' Moves
Rock Bottom
Doctor Doctor
Shoot Shoot



UFO set to Headline the STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL this upcoming JULY

Announced Yesterday

As reported by a reliable source, PLANET ROCK:

Welsh international Classic Rock festival Steelhouse will return this year.

The event will celebrate its fifth anniversary, returning to its spectacular mountain-top location at Hafod-y-Dafal Farm, near Ebbw Vale in South Wales.

UFO will headline on Saturday 25 July, playing classics from their forty-six year career, as well as material from their new album 'A Conspiracy Of Stars'.

The Sunday night will be brought to a close by Dee Snider, who will perform hits from his time in Twisted Sister, as well as songs from his extensive solo catalogue.

Steelhouse 2015 will also see performances from Y&T, Tyketto and Doro. "Y&T are looking forward to playing the Steelhouse Festival, and we’ll be making it an extra special show by performing the entire Black Tiger album along with other favourites." enthused Dave Meneketti.

"It’s incredible to think that British rock royalty UFO along with TWISTED SITER’s main man DEE SNIDER - and one of my personal favourites Y&T - will be performing at the Steelhouse this year," says Festival co-founder, Matt Rhead. "We were concerned that it would be a mammoth task to compete with the enormous success of last year’s festival, but once again we’ve been able to attract the very best Classic Rock bands to this region, which has always been hotbed of rock music fans."

Rounding off the initial announcement are Trucker Diablo, No Hot Ashes, Massive Wagons, Skam and Florence Black.

Steelhouse Festival takes place 25 - 26 July 2015. Early bird weekend tickets are on-sale now via steelhousefestival.com!



Held last Saturday February 21st at HALFORD

Mainzerstr.15, 10247 Berlin - Friedrichshain, Germany




This 15 minute YouTube Interview with Rob was conducted a couple of days back

I was wondering if Vinnie placed the painting behind Rob just as the interview was starting :-)

Thanks to Joerg at Rock Bottom



Catch up on the Conspiracy Of Stars Twitter feed by UFO fan KEN - photo's and updates here - Highly recommended

Here is a REVIEW posted by Ken on the Official UFO guestbook page:

Ok so a few requests for an update review.
Apologies for the delay in this one, firstly as I said in my brief post posted the venue in Berlin was far too small for the band, not often I say that but the management need to look at this for future shows. It is proven with Berlin and Hamburg UFO are still capable of drawing a crowd and on that note I am told from a source that Glasgow is also a few tickets away from being totally sold out.
So take note and bigger venues will pay dividends.
So onto the show, the support band were a kind of soft rock version of UFO with a lead singer that has some depth in his voice, highlights from their set list was a "pray to god" superb track, look out for this when these guys hit the UK. Rhythm guitarist looks like someone famous, but let those who go the shows decide on that one.

On with the Action then, it was just around 10pm when the intro kicked in, a full 5 minutes of intro which just builds your anxiety up to a level of anticipation. I had met the sound guy at the bar he wasn't drinking by the way, and could have seen the sets list in his hands, but wanted to be surprised, so that's what happened.
It did not take long as the immaculate Mr Mogg arrived on stage along with his fellow compatriots, I must say Phil, you look amazing. The opening threads from a buoyant Mr Moore soon followed and it took a moment to register what it was, then the penny dropped, We belong to the night, I certainly did, that would in all fairness been enough for me, but it just got better and better. Swiftly into lights out without a breath, these boys were on fire. The last time I saw the mike stand been thrown about so much was at the Aberdeen Capital, on the Misdemeanour tour. This was Phil of years gone by, a front man with energy of a man half his age, you could not take your eyes off him, and he knew it . The packed crowd seemed too spur the great man on too, and it was a time where smiling faces all over the stage. Mr De Luca, loving every note played, Mr Raymond totally awesome the whole night, his tee shirt that my other half wore getting attention. Andy on the sticks well what can you say, Mr Parker, quite simply bloody brilliant. Finally Mr Moore, structured, complete, for those of you who write about MS, don't even bother, he is not in Vinnie's class, couldn't tie his shoe laces, Vinnie is that good, he was quite simply superb, as always.

Run boy Run and Real deal followed, the Germans appreciate of the tunes, Wonderland was next with passion and flair the noise level was increasing. The surprise to those that did not the set list, Try Me, beautifully sung, would have brought a tear to a glass eye. Mother Mary was a surprise although I know that it's one of Phil's favourites, then into the Killing Kind with banter in between the tracks again the crowd oblivious to what was being said. OYCRM and well we were into a gig, the tempo slowing to the awesome BYHD, then a tribute to the not forgotten Pete Way with Cherry.

Love to Love, followed just again sang with passion and commitment. Makin Moves followed LTL followed by the brilliant, quite superb best I've ever seen it sung then onto Rock Bottom shortened version and encores of Dr Dr then Shoot Shoot, quite amazing love this band always and always will.

Love seeing them live can't wait till Friday



What can you say about UFO? With a career spanning 45years, over 20 studio albums and double that number of former members, they are without doubt one of the greatest of British rock institutions. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t at least like some of their work.

This new album ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’, their 22nd studio outing, is the first UFO album to be recorded in their native UK for over 20 years, being produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides, and is the first to feature current bassist Rob De Luca. It’s also the fifth album of the Vinnie Moore era of the band, an era that has produced consistent and strong albums such as ‘The Monkey Puzzle’, ‘The Visitor’ and ‘Seven Deadly’, all of which have been fine, but none of which have really equalled the majesty of the true classics such as ‘Obsession’, ‘Force It’ or ‘No Place To Run’ to name but a few. The same can be said for ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’.

The opening cut ‘The Killing Kind’ proves that UFO today are in perfect working order, displaying all the hallmarks of their classic, and unique, sound. It’s got a mighty fine riff and Phil Mogg’s voice, although deeper and richer in his more mature years, is still unmistakeable. The slide guitar bluesy rocker ‘Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun’ provides a highlight, as does the totally grooving ‘Sugar Cane’ and the rock solid rocking of ‘Devils In The Detail’ and ‘The Real Deal’. ‘Run Boy Run’ and ‘Rollin Rollin’ show that UFO can still be heavy, but ‘Precious Cargo' and ‘One And Only’ are examples of a few tracks that cause the attention to start to wander. It is, however, worth getting either the digipack or vinyl versions of the album, as the bonus track ‘King Of The Hill’ is better than a fair few of the album’s core tracks.

‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ will not disappoint fans who have enjoyed UFO’s last few albums, that’s for sure. It’s another consistent, solid slice of contemporary UFO, and a good album. If however you’re expecting an album full of tracks like ‘Lights Out ‘, ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘Shoot Shoot’ or ‘Only You Can Rock Me’, well I’m afraid those days are gone. ©2015 All rights reserved



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Bewertung: 8/10 (Rating: 8/10)

Translated from GERMAN

The year is still young, and already publish the indestructible and time-resistant appearing UFO "A Conspiracy Of Stars" a worthy follow-up album to your 2012er rock storm called "Seven Deadly".

The album is basically up where you ended with "Seven Deadly". Namely with straight rock songs, timeless, charming and occasionally somewhat edgy. Especially the guitar work of page virtuoso Vinnie Moore enjoys partially fantastic solos work to put on vocals dangerously close without Phil Mogg. Rather, they can him enough space to develop his voice. It seems as if the band after the somewhat confused Michael Schenker days at the beginning of the 2000s was, where he once like a phoenix rose from the ashes and for two albums ("Covenant", 2000 and "Sharks", 2002) back in the band, artistically more than has digested.

Songs like "Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun" or something playful "Devil's In The Detail" have in my opinion the quality of your old classics such as "Only You Can Rock Me," or even "Rock Bottom", both to establish by 1978 without copying it clumsily. After "A Conspiracy Of Stars" scored in the first songs pretty much fairway, the album from the middle of the season is a little depth without, however, losing in the present tense.

With "The Real Deal" Phil Mogg and Co. have also landed equal to a small, fine hit, he recalled in sound and rhythm section but a little of the Rolling Stones '97 hit "Out Of Control". With "Messiah Of Love" is again a little playful and guitar and bass are engaged in a skirt Battle regard virtuosity. In summary it can be stated that UFO have delivered with "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is a good album. The album was produced by Chris Tsangarides, who was already Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.

P.S .: Records fans! The album comes in addition to two different CD versions, therefore, in a double colored vinyl edition and is likely to arouse corresponding desires.


New CD From UFO “A Conspiracy Of Stars” Review

UFO is back and better than ever. It’s 2015 and UFO band members Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Rob De Luca have come together to embark on the 22nd chapter of their career. Rob De Luca joined UFO as a touring bassist in 2012 and this is his first recording venture with UFO. Rob is not only an amazing instrumentalist, but he has also contributed as a songwriter for two tracks on this new album.

The majority of the music for A Conspiracy Of Stars was written and composed during the summer of 2014. Across the pond from the United States is where the recording began. First, UFO started off with rehearsals in Kent’s Barn Room studios. Shortly after that, UFO relocated several miles east at Chris Tsangarides’ Ecology Rooms Studio, where they recorded their latest oeuvre. It also turns out that Chris Tsangarides was working in the same studio where UFO recorded their debut album, UFO 1 in 1970. We’ve picked out several of our favorite tracks from the album and have decided to give you in the inside scoop on them.

Up first is the second track from the album titled Run Boy Run. The track kicks off with Vinnie Moore’s fantastic guitar playing, pulling rapid licks up and down the fret board. This song screams classic UFO and has the old school UFO vibe.  The band shines on this song, as the energy is present from the first seconds of the song. Overall it’s a deep track.

Following Run Boy Run is the third track on the album, named Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun. This song has a pressing feeling of being in the ole’ Wild West. It has a bit of a country tang to it with a tease of slide guitar. The song then jumps into a classic rock guitar riff, followed by the glistening vocals of Phil Mogg. I’m totally digging the upbeat feel and it fits in perfectly on the CD. Vinnie Moore will make any guitar player salivate uncontrollably with the jaw dropping guitar finger work he displays in the middle of the song – what an incredible solo from such a gifted player!

found myself listening to the One and Only multiple times. This masterpiece contains some of the best guitar work on the album. I have listened to this song several times in a row just because of Vinnie Moore’s crazy licks. Phil Mogg complements his guitar playing on this song. Both from a vocal and lyric standpoint, Phil absolutely nails it. At about the two minute mark, that’s when the musical magic known as UFO is unleashed in full form.

Messiah Of Love is an instant classic in my book. There are not enough words to describe the adrenaline that fuels this track. I was hanging onto the edge of my seat while listening to this track because you feel the need to get up and move! It’s one of the best hard rock tracks on the album and also one of the finest. The bass solo is also a nice added touch, it’s followed by Vinnie Moore and Andy Parker feeding off each other, dueling in a musical battle that you’ll never get tired of. It will easily make into UFO’s song catalog as one of their best songs ever.

This has to be the best UFO record of the past 20 years that I can recall and definitely tops all of the records of the Vinnie Moore era. It’s like the boys wanted to take us in a time machine to when UFO was in their prime. They’ve most certainly accomplished that with this most recent release, A Conspiracy Of Stars. The album is due to hit record store shelves in the USA on March 3rd. I highly recommend you go out and pick up a copy, you will not be disappointed that you did. UFO has overseas dates scheduled through the middle of May. Rob De Luca has confirmed there will be USA tour dates, that have yet to be announced. Stay tuned!

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25th February 2015

TONIGHT: 25 - Germany - Mannheim - Alte Seilerei

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UFO – “A Conspiracy Of Stars” (Steamhammer / SPV)

‘…my shoes speak Italian style, I’ve known fashion for a long, long time..’. After a colossal 45 years in the music business, long standing 70s classic rockers UFO have just released their 22nd studio album! Now in their 60s, when most bands are contemplating retirement, these guys are actually enjoying a resurgence that has seen them return to touring and being a full time band still playing their same brand of blues tinged hard rock – and still with most of their classic line-up of Phil Mogg, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond! Simply unmistakeable in his laid back, almost reflective style, Mogg’s vocals are the defining moment of UFO’s sound, remaining solid and consistent which is an achievement in itself as far as bands careers go.

Despite being permanent member of the group since 2003, I’ve never really appreciated Vinnie Moore coming from both the Schenker and ‘Tonka’ Chapman eras of the band, however, he has truly written his own chapter in UFO’s history no better exemplified than on this album. From his truly brilliant guitar work that favors the band’s US leaning sound to his stylish solos and just downright sassy street blues work, the fact that the majority of the material was composed by him speaks bounds about the man.

When combined with the verbal aesthetics of Mogg’s lyrics, the genius of UFO can once more be heard on hard rockers like ‘Run Boy Run’ with Andy Parker’s thumping drums threatening to implode my own aging ear drums, while ‘Devil’s In The Detail’ just cruises along with that UFO groove in ever such cool style, not in the least thanks to Moore’s teasing guitar breaks contrastingly superbly with its deep, hard rock riff. But the real proof comes in the aptly titled ‘The Real Deal’, which is classic UFO all the way back, from Mogg’s soulful vocals right down to the hammond organ and of course, Moore’s own Schenker like warbling that unleashes a flood of memories to this old rocker!

Produced by none other than living legend Chris Tsangarides – who was a 14-year-old trainee at a recording studio when UFO recorded their debut album in 1970 – this album is truly a conspiracy of stars that fans old and new can be in awe of once more from this pillar of classic rock.

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Translated from Spanish

Already remarked in speaking of Seven Deadly impeccable latest work Mogg & cia after The Visitor, this gem in 2009 were removed from the sleeve when nobody was hard for them, which marked the passage in front of a group a baggage behind their much deserved recognition they have. And, today, there are many who think that after the departure of Michael Schenker, much as there were old Phil, had little reason to go ahead UFO, but is much Vinnie Vinnie, and which, as happened with Bonamassa Black Country Communion, or Satriani in Chickenfoot, when next you have someone to keep you feet on the ground and teaches you how you should acoplarte in a group, things usually ends up paying off.

And yes, these fruits in the last decade are you being a really amazing caliber, and is that this devastating pairing of The Visitor and Seven Deadly just join them albeit with some nuances, as it is quite far is left of them and fails to maintain the level of excellence of the previous two A Conspiracy Of Stars. But make no mistake, the disc will delight fans of the group, of which I am.

Yes, A Conspiracy Of Stars, from beginning to end, since the guitar Vinnie welcomes us in "The Killing Kind" until the excellent "Rolling Rolling" ends this new work is a remarkable album classic by some guys who control like no other this racket, but unlike that we were in his two previous albums, especially in The Visitor, plane is maintained, and never got the view of the rock we are doing.

Everything, absolutely everything is in its place: Vinnie Moore's work is perfect and the festival of riffs and solos let us not forget that he is who bears the group is behind her anthology, but just becoming too predictable and suffer from that wow factor that both did enjoy those two earlier works. While Phil, has long been aware of its limitations, is that age does not forgive, and in the case of singers, he just follows the line drawn in the last decade online, which is none other than that of poise and away from any temptation to go beyond the possible. Yes, the guy is so good that retains the elf in charge of keeping it up, is that Phil Mogg has a place reserved in the anteroom of Olympus of the greatest.

Over there, as always, andas these three types, Raymon, De Luca and Parker, fulfilling its role perfectly accompanying the two monsters responsible for maintaining the ship afloat, although we all know that then, live, Parker has just acquired a brutal role, which we will see if in the end we can see in these parts when they are announced more concerts presenting this new album.

A new album that, while all the time the group has put the autopilot, has great moments to highlight, as is the greatness in every sense of "Sugar Cane" without forgetting "The Real Deal", another song without too shrillness that may well be responsible for defining these UFO 2015 which must be thankful that, unlike other researchers to tour after another living off the fruits harvested once, which could make perfectly and Easy, easy, would they make a set off base with great success to go filling local, have returned to sit to create a new disk for further magnify his legend.

A Conspiracy of Stars do not reach the heights of the Seven Deadly, and away remains of The Visitor, but still an excellent album with which to enjoy, something I'm doing as I write these four lines after take off once again hats off to they.

Long live UFO!

©2015 SOURCE



SLOVENIAN REVIEW - 4/5 - Translated to English

Comes, say and write, 22 large studio album of British heavy rock veterans UFO. Londoners who migajo continuously since 1969 onwards, issued on mature in a very good album. And also the latest "A Conspiracy of Stars" is not no exception!

Indeed, the integration of the American guitarist Vinnie Moore in 2003 as a permanent replacement for the famous Michael Schenker, a bit of an impact on the style of composing, but not shocking. It was in the perfect dose. UFO is always kept its own distinct elemental musical card, with the advent of Moorea has become more marked in the arrangements component of the blues. And from the album "You Are Here" (2004), persist and build UFO but in such a dossier on the music.

The combination of the three original members of the group and Vinnie Moore excellent function in the new times. If the British part of the team responsible for the introduction of recognizable building blocks of mystery, darkness and occasionally even occultism, which is restrained with typical sarcasm black British humor of responsibility continues the famous vocals Phil Mogg (Mogg still says "chap"), is an American Vinnie outstanding treasury arsenal of guitar game that UFO strengthened with juicy blues premise.

Also, with his arrival the band somewhat booming field of his musical testing and therefore postmilenijskih times for UFO no longer surprising flirtation with southern rock, nor the blues inclusions, which are able to pull even in the Mississippi Delta (Ballad of a Left Hand Gun) . It is the longest song album Sugar Cane optimally meet the extraordinary fusion of blues erotogenega in combination with rock našobljenostjo and musically value. All songs are as a rule in its theater terminating dramatically.

UFO put pervasive riff that sits under the skin instantly when opens the pitch up the vocals in the verses Phil Mogg with a unique protective recognizable vocal brand, it is clear that the legend is firmly saddled in its rock 'n' roll gallop. The band sounds stocky, organic, live and not losing sparks. Devils and the Detail for example clad with massive overflow Hammond sound that enhances the guitar phrase. Rustic and classic starošolsko. More genuine hardly the case when it is necessary to see the elemental tradition of rock 'n' roll.

Bend still extremely skillful rotates given mood state in track and meet each other in the songs, and generally occurs when the "mid-eight" passage of a sudden modulation tones.

These parts are extremely adept at exploiting the UFO on the new album, as they have done since time immemorial. Vinnie Moore but delivered at the right veritable fairy tale "comedy" guitar soloing. It is a pleasure to listen to this master šeststrunske music theory!

"A Conspiracy of Stars" is the album clearly defined musical vision and focus to a large veterans continue to faithfully follow the style osivelih desperadov, but do not lose their potency and shine in their mature years. UFO is not tempered. In the years after the farewell close to creating an extremely convincing artistic maturity and refined sense. Rock'n'roll them but running in krvožilju and (thankfully) but otherwise do not know how! ©2015



UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars

Released by: Steamhammer/SPV
Released on: February 23rd, 2015.
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UFO, as they head into their final twilight years, have developed into an extremely consistent hard act. Über guitarist Michael Schenker may be long gone, but his replacement Vinnie Moore has developed into a perfect foil for vocalist Phil Mogg's expressive bluesy vocals. This album is very much a follow up in spirit and quality their last set "Seven Deadly".

Mogg has always been a deeply weird lyricist and that's only gotten more pronounced with age. Here he mixes strange confessional lyrics with hilarious braggadocio like "Messiah Of Love". The whole record has the feel of a hard rock gospel revivalist meeting with Mogg using his lower register to particularly strong effect. There's also a classic rock and roll vibe going on that's reminiscent of heavier ROLLING STONES material on tracks like "Precious Cargo". The other highlight is opener "Killing Kind" with its potent borderline metal riff and commanding vocal.

UFO were never a metal act however and their flirtations with that genre were circumspect at best. DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW at their heaviest were far closer to that wheelhouse, with UFO avoiding the tag mostly due to Mogg's non-histrionic vocals. He has a lovely warm tone and has never been a screamer. The other key component of the UFO sound is the tasteful use of Paul Raymond's keyboards. They give the songs shading and color but never become obtrusive. Andy Parker's drumming is also rock solid. And Moore - despite his shredder past, has developed into a great melodic player.

As far as geezer rock goes, this is about as good as it gets. Highly recommended for strong songwriting, plenty of hooks and a quality production job. UFO continue their Vinnie Moore era winning streak that began with "You Are Here".

©2015 SOURCE


UFO: “A Conspiracy of Stars” Album Review by Jason Zins!

UFO are rock icons and legends, plain and simple. Their prowess and influence from their first 10 years of making music is unmistakable. Their albums Phenomenon, Lights Out, No Heavy Petting, and the incredible live release Strangers in the Night influenced countless bands and set the bar very high. For some reason, UFO never garnered the attention they deserved given that they were one of the most talented bands from that era.

Original vocalist Phil Mogg really shows us what modern-day UFO are capable of on A Conspiracy of Stars. He’s eloquent, charismatic and a staple of their trademark sound. Longtime six-string shredder Vinnie Moore provides the riffs and some screaming solos that will make any new guitarist shake his head in disbelief.

“The Killing Kind” opens with a cool riff and solid, melodic groove. The band is on 10 right out of the gate, and this tune is catchy and upbeat. “Run Boy Run” is a tad darker with a heavier riff, and “Ballad of the Left Hand Gun” is bluesy and ballsy, interlaced with acoustic guitars throughout. Moore’s guitar work here is stellar and is filled with feeling and emotion. “Sugar Cane” is the highlight of the album for me. It just epitomizes the UFO sound and emotion. “Devils in the Detail” has Mogg at the top of his game, and his vocals on this rocker are spot on. “Precious Cargo” is a bit more laid back, but with a serious hook. “One and Only” has an early ’80s feel to it.  It’s upbeat with a cool vibe.

UFO have recorded a seriously great album with A Conspiracy of Stars. It’s a great listen, and if you enjoy any of their classics, you will most certainly like this.

A Conspiracy of Stars is out February 23 in Europe and March 3 in the United States on Steamhammer / SPV Records. Pre-order it here!

SkullsNBones Rating (Out Of 5):snb-review-starsnb-review-starsnb-review-starsnb-review-star





24th February 2015


...along with this signed poster, posted by Mathias Schmidt





TODAY - band travel to Mannheim in Germany for tomorrows concert

Various new entries today consist of various album reviews and magazine articles.

Starting off with a Radio Interview:

Really interesting Interview with Rob De Luca in Berlin and finishing with 'The Killing Kind" airing

from 02.21.2015 in Berlin K17, incl entitled "The Killing Kind", "Album" A Conspiracy of Stars ", released. 20/02/2015 at SPV Aired: 2/26/2015 between 16- 17 clock, Transmitter: ALEX Open Channel Berlin, Frequency: FM Berlin 88.4 | 90.7 FM Potsdam mission: scene sound radio Interviewer: Annika Timm www.szenesounds.de
The download is an audio file of the series of podcasts podcast from SCENE SOUNDS RADIO



M&R - March/April 2015 issue



Dutch Magazine - March 205 Issue


Aardschock - Double-page spread



REVIEW - 8.5/10

UFO – A Conspiracy Of Stars (SPV/Steamhammer)

Genre: Blues Rock

Phil Mogg’s still got the blues – big-time. And we should all be grateful for that.

UFO’s lead singer, the only member of the band to feature on all 22 studio albums, possesses one of rock music’s most recognisable voices.

But just as peers like Robert Plant have adapted their delivery with the advancement of years, Mogg – who is three years off his 70th birthday – doesn’t try to pretend he’s the same frontman he was when UFO were one of the biggest hard rock bands on the planet.

And he’s no worse for it.

UFO’s music has evolved into a hard-edged, bluesy sound and for those who enjoyed 2012’s Seven Deadly, its successor will tick every box.

Guitarist Vinnie Moore, now very much part of the UFO furniture, is clearly relishing his role as chief songwriter while Mogg with his Springsteen-esque tales of brooding street life, once again reminds us he is one of music’s most underrated lyricists.

A Conspiracy Of Stars kicks off with the quite magnificent A Killing Kind featuring crunchy riffs, a pounding bass drum and the driving tempo which is a UFO hallmark.

If every track scaled such heights, then this would be right up there with classic albums such as Lights Out and Obsession. With the possible exception of One And Only, they don’t but running right through the 10 tracks (11 if you buy the digipack), there’s always that melodic undercurrent which separates this band from so many.

Keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond pens two songs including the organ-heavy Precious Cargo but if there is a minor criticism of the album, it’s the lack of a piano-driven song in the mould of Out In the Street or even the keyboard intro to Doctor Doctor.

Fans of recent UFO releases will loves this. Those who haven’t listened to the band since the days of Michael Schenker or Paul Chapman could do a lot worse with reacquainting themselves with UF0 2015 style. Ian Murtagh

RUSHONROCK RATED: 8.5/10 Stars Quality



TRANSLATED to English:

"The Conspiracy Of Stars'
Among the numerous bands "classic" hard rock returning and the (fewer) that, never giving up, try to remain relevant in a scene increasingly eclectic, there is one that knew how few stale: the UFO.

The English group remains active in (almost) without interruption since 1969 and never gets many years without editing a new disc. There are superstars at the level of a Whitesnake or Van Halen is right, but the musical legacy that have built worth them a dedicated and loyal fan base.

"The Conspiracy Of Stars" is the twenty-second chapter of the collective discography and was essentially composed by guitarist Vinnie Moore. And it shows. Inside the hard / blues relaxed and classy rock of UFO style, soils, riffs and arrangements of the former guitarist of Alice Cooper stand out for their quality, but fall into perfectly in the English band sound.

Phil Mogg is another key, either by letter or cared for providing soulful their vocalizations. That is, not being particularly inspired (no disk group with more than three-decade career is), reflects perfectly the maturity, class and excellent composition of the team that 2015 UFO hold. And respect the legacy, live up to the name bearing and yet, add a handful of relevant songs to your estate can be considered a great victory - once - by a project which, in theory, no longer should worry too much about this thing of "new music".



Vote Reviewer: 7 | Vote User: 9.25

A career spanning 45 years now, more than twenty albums in assets, participation in the festival and the unforgettable hit, "Doctor Doctor", which has long been the intro of the concerts of another legendary band, Iron Maiden: What have yet to give us what we want and ask for more in UFOs? The new chapter "A Conspiracy Of Stars" nothing can be added or removed to a story so prestigious: however, provides an honest and tasty hard hard rock, which certainly will not disappoint the die-hard fans of the group.

"The Killing Kind" is the first evidence of how these old lions British are still able to write rock engaging and class: a guitar riff nice load, a crescendo of drums and a carpet of keyboards textbook guide us to refrain exciting, composing a piece from the classical scheme, but that never goes out of fashion. "Run Boy Run" is a track more dense and massive, "Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun" a nice rock'n'roll flavor country. It continues at this point with the small suite "Sugar Cane", an example of progressive and majestic song that could easily be written by countrymen and peers Magnum, and the pimp but effective "Devils In The Detail". In the second part of the album the quality of the proposal and the ability to capture the listener fall a bit ', but not at a level that would jeopardize the success of the work: the final "Rolling Rolling" is then a piece varied, and particularly Whether enthralling, that closes the album in a non-obvious.

"A Conspiracy Of Stars" is the conclusion in yet another coup for a group that in his extraordinary career, he has very little wrong. As we said earlier, by UFOs do not expect some more some kind of masterpiece, but its platter sincere and well packaged like this. Fans of the timeless sounds of the 70s and 80s British, no doubt, thank you once again this long-lived band.





23rd February 2015



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Gatefold Double 2LP with 4 page lyric sleeves, blue vinyl, different LP label artwork and paper sleeve CD with bonus track.


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UFO have joined Saxon...

...at the top of the bill for Hard Rock Hell 9. Joining them on the bill will be Toseland, SuperCharger, The Screaming Eagles, Trucker Diablo, Sky Valley Mistress and King Creature.

"By popular HRH fan demand, UFO have confirmed to join Saxon at HRH 9 for a main stage rock off," say the organisers. "The last time the two bands met was at HRH 4, but with another five years worth of material plus all the legendary classics, this will be a double header not to be missed." 

Acts already announced for the festival, which takes place in North Wales on November 12-15, include Black Spiders, Rock Goddess, Pig Iron, Skanska Mord and Riot Horse. 

Royalty and VIP passes have already sold out, but the few remaining day passes are on sale via the HRH website. Book now via www.hardrockhell.com or call 0203 287 6684.



TONIGHT: Downtown Bluesclub - Hamburg - Germany


Einlass 19h - Konzertbeginn 20h


UFO at K7 in Berlin - Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond


UFO at K7 in Berlin - Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond


LAST NIGHT: Saal Stock, Hagen - Germany
First Night: Rautenkranz - Barby - Germany


UFO - Try Me

Phil Mogg singing Try Me


2 NEW Magazine Articles from Germany








NEW album review from Holland

UFO: A Conspiracy Of Stars

"A Conspiracy Of Stars" is the twenty-second studio album of the band who released their debut album 'UFO 1' unleashed on us in 1970. Still, under current quintet - Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitars), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitars) and Rob De Luca (bass) - extremely handsome classic rock (with a dash of blues) in which melodic guitar solos and still beautiful vocals of Phil Mogg - there really seems to sit no wear on the vocal cords that man - are central. I am of course aware that the peak of this band - which still gave us gems like "Natural Thing ',' Doctor Doctor ',' Lights Out 'and' Too Hot To Handle" but to mention - long gone us, and that the musical landscape at that time has also been changed quite drastically, but if you really want to hear how good contemporary classic melodic hard rock still sounds, this "A Conspiracy Of Stars' highly recommended. Especially the vocal part and surely mention more than excellent guitar work of Vinnie Moore really stand out here. And if you can compose eleven songs without even a weak track, you're chiseled I guess. The band in England and certainly in Germany is still very popular, proving their numerous concerts in those countries (but take a look at their website to see this confirmed). Why do we see these men so rarely in Belgium? Based on this latest piece of work, I think they are still a number of venues can join flooding. In any case, I have tons of respect for what this band here still gets done.

Luc Ghyselen (4/5)




22nd February 2015


In addition to the above Set List,

VENUS and SHOOT SHOOT were also played last night at K7 in Berlin:

We Belong to the Night
Lights Out
Run Boy Run
The Real Deal
Try Me
Mother Mary
The Killing Kind
Only You Can Rock Me
Burn Your House Down
Love to Love
Makin' Moves
Rock Bottom
Doctor Doctor
Shoot Shoot


UFO kicks off their tour with 'We Belong To The Night'.
A very well balanced selection of songs which is going
to please so many fans.

'We Belong To The Night' (from the Mechanix album) was
last played live 28 years ago in London

Last performed in the UK was at the Astoria in London on 23rd December 1987
with quite a different line-up at UK's 'Metal Hammer Christmas Party'

Official Posting from UFO facebook

Greetings from the tourbus! We're two shows into the tour, with the third show tonight at Hagen, and we're having a blast so far! A good crowd at the opening night in Barby, and last night's show at the K17 in Berlin was fully sold out.
Seems that you like the new songs too!

TONIGHT: 22nd Feb - Germany - Hagen (near Osnabrück) - Saal Stock


45-year history with a series of decays and reunion through British classic hard rock band UFO passed at least four dozen notable musicians, including Michael Schenker (younger brother of guitarist Scorpions). With him in the group are connected as the golden period of the second half of the '70s, when neither were some of the best mobile rock' n 'roll circus and endless problems with further reunions. The backbone of the current composition is represented by two original members of the band: vocalist Phil Mogg and drummer Andy Parker.

And I must say, the wind today, in a strange way, blowing in the sails veterans. Their 22th studio album «A Conspiracy Of Stars», recorded for the first time in many years at home, it sounds much better than a lot of what they recorded after 70s. This solid, energetic pattern of classic hard rock at the junction with heavy metal with all their attributes - proletarian bravado vocalist for his age to preserve the purity of voice, leaping solo younger guitarist Vinnie Moore, who wrote most of the music material, stadiums scale and a tribute blues roots (in «Precious Cargo»). Apparently, the success of the plate has promoted highly significantly Producer - Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, among others), which, by the way, 14-year-old kid working "Bring-bring" to the studio where the UFO 45 years back recording her debut album.

©2015 Rolling Stone


8/10 Review


(8/10) Classic rock dinausors UFO are back with a new album. After 22 records and 45 years in business I don't think that the band.

Phil Mogg and his band mates recorded their new record in England. This isn't a too big thing, but it is the first time in more than 20 years that they have chosen for such a set-up. The production and the mix was done by Chris Tsangarides who gave the album a warm and strong sound. So, all preconditions have been in place for "A conspiracy of stars" - the name of the new record.

The album reflects all the trademarks from UFO. The longplayer comes with ten songs (+ one bonus track) that are classic rock, performed with passion and dedication. The sound is a bit modernized but you still get 100% of UFO. What I think is a big benefit with this line-up today is the mix of old and younger. There are the pioneers that have UFO almost in their veins. Mogg, Raymond and Parker can look back on decades with the band. On the other hand there is guitarist Vinnie Moore (who joined in 2003) and bass player Rob de Luca that brought a fresh musical breeze into the band.

When it comes to the songs there are some highlights which are worth to be mentioned. The opener "The killing kind" is one of those tracks. It starts with a great guitar that brings you immediately into smooth rock mood. The tune has an esxcellent hookline and is a typical UFO track. Followed by the rocking "Run boy run" the start couldn't be much better.

A song I personally like is the bluesy "Sugar cane" with a gentle guitar and a strong groove. And "Precious cargo" is standing out with e strong organ sound that partly to Great White and the earlier Whitesnake. The song has a very cool and releaxed vibe by still being powerful in the bridge and the chorus.

Those are my favorites on the album, but the other tracks can easily live up to the same quality level.

UFO's new album "A conspiracy of stars" is very entertaining. It is a solid classic rock album from an established band that don't have to prove anything. An album for old and new fans of the band.





21st February 2015


TONIGHT: 21st - Germany - Berlin - K17



Release party for the new UFO album

TONIGHT - Saturday February 21st


09.00 pm
Mainzerstr.15, 10247 Berlin - Friedrichshain, Germany

There will be CDs for a competition


LAST NIGHT: 20th - Germany - Barby - Rautenkranz

The band kicked off with "We Belong to the Night"

followed by Lights Out




March 2015 Guitar Magazine - Germany


As well as the above tour listing, this month's GUITAR magazine has an additional twelve full pages dedicated to UFO,

Starting with this two page Vinnie Moore Interview

Further on in the same issue is an article titled


These pages are also referenced to the Cover CD with TAB music notation

Pages 62, 63 -
Track 30
Doctor Doctor
Pages 64, 65
Track 31
Rock Bottom
Pages 66, 67
Track 32
Lights Out
Pages 68, 69
Track 33

Pages 70, 71
Track 34: When Daylight Goes to Town

Only pages 68, 69 and 70 above are available to view but for copyright reasons and
ensuring that the magazine gets their sale of the mag, the other pages are 'thumbnails only'.

Head over and get a copy:

©2015 guitar magazine




20th February 2015




TONIGHT: FEB/MARCH Leg of the A Conspiracy Of Stars tour KICKS OFF

20 - Germany - Barby - Rautenkranz
21 - Germany - Berlin - K17
22 - Germany - Hagen (near Osnabrück) - Saal Stock
23 - Germany - Hamburg - Downtown Bluesclub
25 - Germany - Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
26 - Germany - Bochum - Zeche
27 - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
28 - Germany - Affalter - Zur Linde

02 - Germany - Rostock - Mau Club
04 - Poland - Warsaw - Stodola
05 - Lithuania - Vilnius - Forum Palace
06 - Poland - Krakow - Kwadrat
07 - Czech Rep. Zlin - Masters of Rock Café
09 - Germany - Burgrieden/Ulm - Riffelhof
10 - Germany - Osterode - Dorster Festhalle
11 - Germany - Freiburg - Jazzhaus
12 - Switzerland - Zug - Choller Halle



16 - England - Norwich - Waterfront
17 - England - Cambridge - Junction
18 - England - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
19 - England - Manchester - Ritz
21 - Ireland - Dublin - The Academy
22 - Northern Ireland - Belfast - The Limelight
24 - Scotland - Glasgow - O2 ABC
25 - England - Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 - England - Leeds - O2 Academy
28 - England - Nottingham - Rock City
30 - England - Bristol - O2 Academy
01 - England - Falmouth - Pavilion
02 - England - Exeter - Phoenix
03 - England - Salisbury - City Hall
05 - England - Brighton - Concorde 2
06 - England - Oxford - O2 Academy
07 - England - London - HMV Forum


Metal Hammer Germany Magazine


Japanese Magazine...

...BURRN! - March 2015 Issue - Review on main double spread page

Average rating: 82/100

©2015, all rights reserved



23rd Feb 2015 in Europe
3rd March 2015 in USA/Canada




19th February 2015

TOMORROW: Official Release date in Germany AND

20th Feb 2015 in Germany
23rd Feb 2015 in Europe
3rd March 2015 in USA/Canada


TODAY: Three Album Reviews (German + Greek)
UFO article and cover disc (Run Boy Run)

ROCKIT! - MARCH/APRIL 2015 Issue - German Magazine


Album Rating - 9/10

A Conspiracy Of Stars


Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Rob De Luca (bass) and Andy Parker (drums): these are UFO, well at least UFO anno 2015. Said band exists since 1969 and counts of the pioneers of hard rock, after more than 45 years as a band, between two temporal resolutions and many line-up changes, however, are only Phil Mogg and Andy Parker, which are left over from the original group. UFO is known for washing true classics like "Doctor, Doctor" and "Rock Bottom". "A Conspiracy Of Stars," the now 22 studio album by the band is planning to attack again in 2015, an extensive pan-European tour included. Produced and mixed the whole thing was, moreover, by none other than Chris Tsangarides, who has worked in the past for the likes of JUDAS PRIEST, EXODUS, KING DIAMOND, ANVIL & Co.

Let's start at this point, but even with the same production as such to: crystal clear, very spacious and really nice fat - in a man like Chris Tsangarides, it was no wonder .... And contrary to my expectations, this positive first impression is musically confirmed. Without much guesswork you know ready the first notes that UFO have not forgotten anything. All the "Trademarks" for which the band stood for decades, are taken up and processed. The now 67-year-old Phil Mogg is undoubtedly still a terrific songwriter and singer, his voice has obviously lost in all the years nothing presence and expression, quite the contrary, in comparison with the previous works of the band, she looks much more sophisticated and much more pleasant. Musically origin of the bulk of "A Conspiracy Of Stars" by Vinnie Moore, who may feel really blessed hereby. On the whole, the album is a dyed in the wool board. Hard of old school rock like he could hardly be better, riffing, songwriting, ... - you realize that it is real experts. In addition to the full, partly pounding broadside à la "The Killing Kind" and "Devils In The Detail" is also convincing in far greener pastures, a magnificent example of this is "Precious Cargo".

You can tell that the parties may at times draw on over 45 years of experience, "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is really quite unique in its field. Phil Mogg sounds even after all these years as a young god, impressively shows you how it needs to go. Whether hard rock anthems or mid-tempo stomper, the present material impresses in full length and revealed no weaknesses. "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is not only a must for long-established fans but also for UFO newcomers - without a doubt!




This here the British rockers do not say to put it down, and after 46 !!! years of active presence in the music scene, having beat two dozen albums, is once again with us to show us their new album "A Conspiracy of Stars"

Despite the absence of founder member their bassist Pete Way, the band pulled out a recording which is possessed by an air of excitement. Of course the other two original band members, drummer Andy Parker and vocalist Phil Mogg are "armed and ready", as well as the keyboard player and second guitarist Paul Raymond, and with the addition of very good bassist Rob De Luca who has sizable contribution to this project, we deliver a great album.

For the guitarist, enough said,
What can you say about a guy like him? What can you say about the amazing Vinnie Moore;

A guitarist who is a worthy successor of the other major former guitarist of the band Michael Schenker, who's playing the album, reminds us strongly several times, but of course need to get one in the process of comparison.

Probably in this album will not discover the new "Doctor Doctor" but surely will enjoy listening to all these bluesy hard rock-kick ass songs, which will keep you pleasant company. The band plays as if he has to prove something after almost half a century, and it is pleasant because it has not put 'on auto-create records, but like little kids trying to offer us all that their enthusiasm and the multiannual experience, have made them to be one of the oldest and most respectable active rock bands of the planet.

The "Conspiracy of Stars" worked to the benefit of us all.





18th February 2015


...in Japan and Scandinavia


Above: Japanese release Jewel Case CD on AVALON





20th Feb 2015 in Germany
23rd Feb 2015 in Europe
3rd March 2015 in USA/Canada



2 page ARTICLE + Album Review - 8/10

ITALIAN MAGAZINE - METAL MANIAC Magazine - February 2015





17th February 2015

...1 days day to go until the first Official release of

18th Feb 2015 in Scandinavia & JAPAN

20th Feb 2015 in Germany
23rd Feb 2015 in Europe
3rd March 2015 in USA/Canada



Album Review - 8/10

UFO – A Conspiracy Of Stars (SPV)

by Andy Barker

Twenty Two Studio Albums! Can you imagine being in a band that has done 22 studio albums? And that doesn’t include all the live albums, side-projects and solo releases. Now OK, from the original line-up, only singer Phil Mogg and drummer Andy Parker (sometimes people used to mishear my name when I was a drummer in Metal bands and occasionally after a higher profile gig I’d have a drink thrust into my hand before I’d got chance to explain I wasn’t, actually, that guy from UFO…sometimes it took me until I’d quickly finished the whole drink to explain…) are also on this one, but they are still ably accompanied by very-long-term cohort Paul Raymond. Plus, guitarist Vinnie Moore has been with them over 10 years now – Rob De Luca completes the current line-up on bass.

What always hits you first about a new UFO album is that somehow once you hear Phil Mogg’s voice, it could only be UFO. Such a distinctive tone and delivery, so utterly British, yet at the same time universal. But the thing that particularly hit me about “A Conspiracy Of Stars” is that even if you removed Mogg’s voice, it still sounds very much like classic UFO. Vinnie Moore, a guitarist with a varied and impressive pedigree of his own, has taken to his role fabulously – a real guitar-god, just what UFO after the Millennium needed. Take ‘Devils In The Detail’, a track that takes you right back to the band’s 70’s heyday with that UFO groove and emphatically littered with stunning lead-guitar. Then of course you add back in that trade-mark Mogg vocal and lyric and you have UFO at their finest, totally relevant in 2015 as well as faithful to their own past (something I’ll return to in a moment). As you would expect and hope, there’s plenty of excellent lead-work scattered throughout the album, but it’s not something the band rely on, the songs have to make an impact on their own merit, and many of them do. Much of this album can be chalked up to “Classic UFO”, which would be more than acceptable, but there are unexpected gems lurking too, like the Southern Metal flavoured ‘Ballad Of The Left-hand Gun’. At first it could be anything from Molly Hatchet to Chickenfoot – then as it progresses you realise it could also be Crobot or Vintage Caravan on their retro kick from last year. Eventually UFO’s inimitable groove utterly claims it as their own, but it’s made you see that here is a band who have been around for years, somehow being current AND retro, faithful to themselves, yet also original – a true highlight!

I’m informed that Vinnie Moore has had a big hand in writing most of the music on “A Conspiracy Of Stars”, with De Luca penning a couple and Paul Raymond getting involved too. The songs on offer are varied, whilst always retaining that UFO identity – sometimes crafting themselves around a monster classic rock riff like on ‘Real Deal’, or grooving around a Hammond infused stroll like ‘Rolling Rolling’, this is an album full of tracks their fans would love at any point in their 45 year career. Though maybe not fans of their space-rock debut – however, that tenuous link allows me to relay the fact that production legend Chris Tsangarides (who does a fabulous job on this album) was a 14 year old trainee at the studio when UFO were recording that very debut. The far-reaching arm of UFO eh? Is there a dedicated Hard Rock/Metal fan in the world from the last 40 years who hasn’t heard something by UFO? And yet the band refuse to just keep peddling their bulging back catalogue. Hell, why should they when they have songs like this to offer in 2015! Loyal fans and recent converts alike will love this album, and long may it continue!

(8/10  Andy Barker) (“No, No, not Parker, sorry, I tried to tell you while you were at the bar mate…shame to waste this drink though…”)



Album Review from Spain

Translated from Spanish

With over forty years of career and 21 studio albums behind him, one of the leading bands of the British NWOBHM, UFO, will release a new album on February 23 via Steamhammer / SPV entitled "A Conspiracy Of Stars".

The successor of "Seven Deadly" (2012) is the first thing the group released with American bassist Rob de Luca as a full member.

Recorded during 2014 under the direction of famed producer Chris Tsangarides (Anvil, Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen or Thin Lizzy, among others), this album features members of the original lineup of UFO (Phil Mogg vocals and Andy Parker on drums) by Paul Raymond (keyboards and guitar), Vinnie Moore, lead guitar since 2003 and has composed most of the songs and bassist Rob already named Luca.

The album, consisting of ten songs (eleven if you have the digipack or double vinyl edition) begins with "The Killing Kind", a fairly classic track and turn cheerful, beginning with a powerful riff and makes us go feet . Followed by "Run Boy Run", the first song they passed us to make us the most enjoyable wait. It's a rough and nasty cut, which alone demonstrate mastery of Vinnie Moore with his instrument. "Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun" is another outstanding tracks on the album, which takes us south to the rhythm of blues to make way for "Sugar Cane", whose start breaks with the above. It's half time again shows the versatility of Moore expounding on their own. Also excellent work of Andy Parker on drums in this song, which shows both its beginning and at its end very psychedelic and progressive touches.

"Devils In The Detail" returns to heavy and catchy riffs, is again a classic theme, but UFO gives us a lime and sand and do now a stop on the way back to more psychedelic blues with "Precious Cargo "which starts slow but soon breaks and where again Paul Raymond does a great job on the keys. It is one of the highlights of this album.

We continue alternating and it is the turn to another classic cut, "The Real Deal", which highlights the introduction percussion Parker. "One And Only", quite correctly, helps us get to the move and even sexy "Messiah Of Love ". And is that listening to these guys not believe that their average age is 60 years ...

"Rolling Rolling" is a catchy song in which again the keyboards play an important role. With it we reach the end of the album, which has a very rock bonus track, "King Of The Hill".

In short, an album with all the essence of the UFO as ever, showing that remain in shape, with good songs and great work by all members of the band, emphasizing the work of Moore on guitar and Mogg's voice






16th February 2015

...2 days days and counting until the first Official release of

18th Feb 2015 in Scandinavia & JAPAN

20th Feb 2015 in Germany
23rd Feb 2015 in Europe
3rd March 2015 in USA/Canada


EMP Interactive Magazine - UFO Feature

Pages 30 / 31


UK: EMP | Germany: EMP | Sweden: Ginza | Norway: Platekompaniet | Finland: EMP | Denmark: EMP | Italy: EMP | Spain: EMP | Portugal: EMP



Album Review 5/5

Album review: UFO – A Conspiracy Of Stars

SPV [Release date 23.02.15]

UFO are another of our “heritage” bands who for the past few years have toured consistently and released new albums.  In short, they are still relevant.  And, arguably, ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ is their best offering since at least 1995′s ‘Walk On Water’.

In a live situation they do tend to hang on to the ‘Strangers In the Night’ setlist as a sort of comfort blanket but they don’t really need it.  When I saw them in March 2012 they had the good taste to include ‘Venus’ from that 1995 album.  That track has become a firm personal favourite of mine (and my GRTR! colleague Alan Jones) and allowed re-appraisal of a sometimes overlooked 1990s masterpiece.

The new album is a more consistent set of tunes than previous outing ‘Seven Deadly’ (2012)  and ‘The Visitor’ and to be honest it sets the bar at stratospheric levels for heavy rock in 2015.

Whether this is due to the larger Vinnie Moore input (in terms of the songwriting at least),  it can be no coincidence.  What I like about this album – and it’s usually present in varying degrees – it’s full of darkness/danger fostered by Phil Mogg’s life-on-the-edge persona.

Mogg watchers will want to dissect his way with words (“I’m gonna love you/I got a kiss just like a killer bee/Someone to roll you/Climbing up on your cherry tree), whilst the musicianship – Moore especially – is exemplary.  Moore isn’t as flamboyant and more measured than Schenker but he stamps his mark all over this album.

The opener ‘The Killing Kind’ is fairly rudimentary rock and roll but ‘Run Boy Run’ really rocks and highlights Mogg’s knowing “with-age-comes-experience” vocal.  ‘Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun’ is another great bluesy hard rocker and it sounds like this is a band on a mission.

Another great feature of these songs – they are not especially formulaic.  There’s some great – perhaps surprising – breakdown riffing in ‘Run Boy Run’, ‘Messiah Of Love’ and ‘Rollin’ Rollin’.  Maybe this is the influence of “veteran” producer Chris Tsangerides who has given the band their head of steam.

There’s not really a duffer on this album, perhaps only that opener and ‘The Real Deal’ sound a little laboured and the fairly perfunctory ‘One And Only’ is then lifted by the following ‘Messiah Of Love’ – with its wonderful funky riffage firmly to the fore – and ‘Rollin’ Rollin’ which plays the album out in fine style and with ear-catching “orchestral” fills.

The album’s full of lots of little detail and nice touches.  Standouts abound: ‘Sugar Cane’ has a wonderful relentless riff and a fantastic coda, ‘Devil’s In The Detail’ is both very commercial and contains another superb guitar workout, whilst ‘Precious Cargo’ lowers the pace slightly for one of Mogg’s best vocals.  Credit too to Messrs. Raymond, Parker and De Luca who shine throughout.

Let’s hope the band fully feature ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ during their European tour starting in Germany on 20 February  (UK from 16 April).  It deserves their unbridled focus and demands your undivided attention.  *****

Review by David Randall

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Power Plays w/c 9 February 2015

HORSE PARTY Out Of Sight (Repeat Records)
DEFY ALL REASON Bad Blood (Pledge Music)
KNOCK OUT KAINE 16 Grams Of Heart Attack (Rocksector Records)
UFO Devil’s In The Detail (SPV)
THE KENNEDYS Elegy (indie)
DAN PATLANSKY Backbite (indie)



UFO A Conspiracy Of Stars (SPV)
The new album is a more consistent set of tunes than previous outing 'Seven Deadly' (2012) and 'The Visitor' and to be honest it sets the bar at stratospheric levels for heavy rock in 2015.
(David Randall)




Album Review 9/10

Translated to English:

The British rock veterans UFO come these days with their 22 studio album around the corner. One of the most British rock bands in music history has for the first time recorded a studio album in their native England for over 20 years. The work is called "A Conspiracy Of Stars" by one and take right away: Big surprises does not include the part. The band breathes lyrically and stylistically precisely those British sovereignty, for this band has been known for more than 45 years. A powerful piece of music , which extends over eleven new songs and all that combines what the group around frontman Phil Mogg: meaty riffs, striking hooks, varied songwriting, intelligent lyrics and a generally serene attitude, as they have always ago by UFO knows.

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars

They have roused again, with 22 studio album name "A Conspiracy Of Stars" set the British rockers UFO its almost incredible list of produced albums yet a mood and like on the previous discs with the album rock solid classic rock in the modern Sound dress delivered. The album UFO provide for the first time include their current occupation before: In addition to the original members Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) and Andy Parker (drums) and the since 2004 established belonging to the group lead guitarist Vinnie Moore heard since 2012, American bassist Rob De Luca joined the band. De Luca is not only a brilliant instrumentalist but has also contributed as a songwriter two pieces for the new album. The majority of the new material comes from Vinnie Moore, and there is also a song by Paul Raymond and cooperation between the Raymond and De Luca. All texts were as always written by frontman Phil Mogg.

The fact that "A Conspiracy Of Stars" by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) was produced and mixed, it also can be regarded as another crucial pieces of the puzzle in itself a coherent publication. All this is not enough, however, creative approach to the classics of the times with Michael Schenker. Sound and craftsmanship of the parties, however, are beyond reproach and the band has on the plate some real bangers like the opener "The Killing Kind" or the original quasi-reggae "The Real Deal". In width, however, the compositions are missing some highlights, although no real failures. 50 minutes is allowed to attend the Rock / Hard Rock show of UFO and the disk shows how merges past and present in an homogeneous unit.

UFO presses for more than 45 years experience very homogeneous and solid arrangements on the blank. The melodies are thoroughly and put immediately fixed and the riffs are meaty and crisp drums. Once again proves Mogg his skills as precise observers of the human species. The Briton has remained a man of the people, despite its unique position in the international rock and roll business. Mogg sympathized with the working classes of England, here are its roots to these people, the UFO singer feels still drawn. You can hear this origin in his songs, his lyrics, which always show his absolute grip on all puns and deliberate ambiguity.

Since 1969, the gentlemen already now be mixed with the business and Tsangarides was already 14 years as an intern in the studio, as UFO 1970 UFO 1 produced her debut album in England. Her latest work is an output beyond compare. "A Conspiracy Of Stars" has a very varied songwriting and thus never gets boring. Cleverly they obstruct one or the other solo and make a whole disk very round and more than heard. Eleven tracks full of listening and overall win Mogg & Co the showdown with the collected ex-bandmates "House of X" - previously known as X-UFO - have a stylistically similar disc at the start. "A Conspiracy Of Stars" has become a great album, the tour for the album in the spring of 2015 already booked and UFO are well prepared to pitch the now 22 chapters of their career. Respect!



This was posted yestersday on Vinnies Fansite





15th February 2015

...3 days days and counting until the first Official release of

18th Feb 2015 in Scandinavia & JAPAN
20th Feb 2015 in Germany
23rd Feb 2015 in Europe
3rd March 2015 in USA/Canada



Vinnie Moore Interview


It's not often you can have a chat with people like Vinnie Moore: the master of the six strings shows very polite and soft-spoken in answering questions and giving advice to beginners guitar. Here's what he told us.

Fenrir: Hello Vinnie! Are Christian of Metallized.it, can you hear me?
Vinnie: Hey hello! You'll feel pretty good.

Fenrir: Great, then we can begin! Ready for questions?
Vinnie: Absolutely!

Fenrir: First of all, I ask you how you are and how you feel in a few weeks from the exit of the new album, A Conspiracy Of Stars.
Vinnie: Really good! the album we really like, is very complex, yet easy to implement for those approaching the band for the first time. UFO style is still the same, but we have included some elements more fresh and new to modernize a little sound, elements that I appreciate very much and that you will listen to the album will be released soon.

Fenrir: Well, I would say fantastic! The process of writing songs and recording next last long?
Vinnie: Mmm truth be told no, not much; more or less went as always. We write the pieces at home, I do the demo, Phil does the demo and so all the others, then we post them to each other and listen to find the links and ways to fix them in place together or one in particular we start to record an entire song if everyone likes! Those who do not like or who remain outside are discarded or end up as a b-side.

Fenrir: Ok, I get it ... And who is the "cool" the main group?
Vinnie: I wrote the music for seven of the ten songs on the album, Phil wrote the lyrics, the vocals, for these pieces. For the rest, no one prevails over the other, the cohesion in the writing is something that makes us very skilled even at our age (laughs).

Fenrir: From what I understand so initially started from an idea of a single component and then in the studio we work on to make it a real track?
Vinnie: I could explain it better (laughs again).

Fenrir: Now a question more specifically: how it feels to be surrounded by an American English?
Vinnie: Well, I'm in this band from ... 12 years now, and I really agree with the other guys, I am really happy here, is a very good family. We laugh a lot, mess around a lot, everything as it should always be in a group.

Fenrir: Sure, I understand (laughs embarrassed) ... Look, you've got more news about Pete Way? You know how it is?
Vinnie: I do not speak with him for a long, but I've heard, you know, his problems with prostate cancer and I hope he's okay now. All the group hopes so! We wish everyone to get back on track soon.

Fenrir: Your first album with UFOs, You Are Here, was sensational. How did you become part of the group and what was your first impression of the band?
Vinnie: Well it was pretty simple: I heard they were looking for a guitarist and Phil knew that soon after the departure of Schenker asked me to send him some demos and then a CD with some of my songs. He liked it a lot, so much that after just a few weeks I came to join the group. Some of the kids already know them, so I integrated quickly and since then there has been a great feeling with all of them!

Fenrir: And how did you feel to become part of the group that took Michael Schenker on guitar? A great guitarist to replace.
Vinnie: I never had any problem with this, especially since I've always been a big fan of the band first and foremost; as a boy I had their posters in the room, I practiced on their songs and I learned a lot of solo Schenker before joining the group. But when I walked in UFOs did not feel the need to replace anyone, because we started recording a new album soon and in this way I was able to integrate immediately and especially make my style to the group, which has always similar to Schenker .

Fenrir: I understand! And what are the songs of UFOs with Michael Schenker that more you like playing on tour or who inspired you most when you were not even part of the group?
Vinnie: I love playing Rock Bottom, I like a lot. Then Lights Out and Doctor Doctor are very beautiful.

Fenrir: Fantastic, absolutely. And listen, you came in UFOs in 2004, eleven years ago. You feel that your style has changed over the years?
Vinnie Moore: Well, I think my style is always growing, I think I have matured a lot in some respects. I think it's always different every album, I do not ever fossilized on a single style; for example, now I try to maintain a more rhythmic than ten years ago, when I was playing faster.

Fenrir: Right here I wanted to get there: your style, especially in the eighties, was technically amazing. What is your opinion of guitarists who focus so much on technique and speed, as Satriani, Gilbert or especially Malmsteen?
Vinnie: Well some of them I really like! It all depends on the fact that if you play with passion and feeling is very difficult to write bad pieces, while very often those who focus too much on the technical risks losing the right way and write songs empty. The important thing is to convey emotion and maybe a nice message; doing so is not mistaken.

Fenrir: In fact, many do not like to shred it because they find it, like you said, empty. You believe that there is a right or wrong way to play the guitar?
Vinnie: No, absolutely not. You who must choose the style that suits you, the important thing is to put it into practice with passion and feeling; if there is no passion, it is impossible to play well. For everything there is never a right or wrong way objectively, everyone has to find their own way.

Fenrir: I think you've given one of the most important concepts of all time! Passion is the fuel for any aspiring musician.
Vinnie: Exactly!

Fenrir: May I ask who is your favorite guitarist of all time?
Vinnie: Mmm, it is very difficult to choose just one in particular ... My friends have always been Jeff Beck and Ritchie Blackmore ... It would say that the two of them are my teachers, my biggest inspirations.

Fenrir: Big names in short! Instead of talking about our days and more general, what is your opinion on the rock scene now? There are groups now that you particularly like or do not hear many?
Vinnie: No actually I really like the scene now and especially love the Rival Sons, have that retro feeling that I think has a lot of style!

Fenrir: Well, I have a very last question! I know that you have received a million times but ask himself: What is the best advice you can give to a guy who approaches the world of the guitar?
Vinnie: Practice every day, a little every day and you will become great. Find someone to teach you and introduce you to the first techniques and above all find a group of friends to play with and have fun. The important thing is that you have fun playing, always.

Fenrir: Ok, the interview is over! Thank you very much for your time Vinnie!

Vinnie: Thank you! See you soon!

©2015 SOURCE


CD Review: UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars

All Access Rating: B+

Phil Mogg's toughness is legendary. He's never been accused of being soft as a lyricist either, as the pugnacious tome "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun," from the new UFO album A Conspiracy of Stars, so perfectly illustrates.
As Mogg sings about stepping over the prone body of a champ "past his prime," he still sounds as if he's ready to take on all comers and knock them flat on their sorry asses with sturdy, gritty tales about hardship, survival and the dark side of romantic attachment and emotion.

His lyrics are as sharp and pointed as ever, his economy of language and astute, if somewhat cynical, observations of human relations still jarringly poetic, as he talks of love and possession in the violent, well-structured opener "The Killing Kind," a song covered in melodic ivy hiding a rhythmic brick wall. The weatherbeaten "Devils in the Details" is similarly constructed, with A Conspiracy of Stars – out soon via Steamhammer/SPV and produced by Chris Tsangarides, once a 14-year-old studio trainee on the band's 1970 debut UFO 1– coming off as a series of bare-knuckled, bluesy hard-rock combination punches, the meanest being "Run Boy Run" and "Messiah Of Love," with their nasty grooves plowed into hard ground.

Nothing else on the occasionally generic A Conspiracy of Stars has the confident swagger and rough swing of "Ballad of the Left Hand Gun," although "Sugar Cane" comes awfully close, as UFO flexes its muscle with Paul Raymond's smoggy keyboards and Vinnie Moore's tastefully executed guitar leads menacing the rugged work of drummer Andy Parker and bassist Rob DeLuca. The hooks of A Conspiracy of Stars grab for a sure foothold, and more often than not, their grip is strong, as with "The Real Deal," which sounds a bit like the Rolling Stones of more recent vintage. Often, the record has all the rush of a cocaine binge, and although it was recorded in Britain, it feels American, rough and ornery but also full of heart and the wisdom that comes with age.

© 2015 Peter Lindblad - WEBSITE

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UFO - A Conspiracy of Stars (SPV/Steamhammer)

Captivating stuff.

Release Date: 22 Feb 2015

You’ve got to love UFO. Forty six years into their career, they’d have been completely entitled to be travelling on cruise control by now, trading on former glories in the moments when they’re not resting on well-deserved laurels. But no – after nearly a half century in the game, they’ve pulled out one of the finest albums of their chequered career – and that’s as much a delight to report as it is a surprise.

The band’s last couple of albums have seen them settling into a comfortable groove of blusey hard rock workouts, clearly a milieu in which vocalist Phil Mogg finds most ease for his nearly-seventy-year-old-voice; And that’s all well and good, but there were times during 2009’s The Visitor and 2012’s Seven Deadly when the listener could have been finding themselves drifting into memories of the more vital late-seventies marks of the band as the easy, languid nature of the tracks on offer merged into one another. There were some highlights to be sure, but it was all a bit easy listening at times.

So to A Conspiracy of Stars, which is, quite frankly, a revelation. Mogg hasn’t sounded this energised or powerful in years. He’s one of hard rock’s great storytellers for sure; Despite hailing from North London his tales of bad deeds and worse women in the great American heartland are never less than convincing, and on this album he really gets under the skin of the songs. Tracks like The Real Deal are easily up there with the classic songs of the UFO canon, and whilst that’s largely to the credit of Mogg, it has to be said that guitarist Vinnie Moore puts in his finest performance in UFO colours to date to further boost the appeal of the material. His soloing all over the album is nothing short of nirvana; It’s almost as if, having finally decided that his place amongst the pantheon of UFO guitarists is assured, he’s decided to just go for broke on …Stars, and if that means a few passages that are eerily reminiscent of UFO alumnus Michael Schenker then so be it. Whatever his mindset during the recording sessions for this album, his playing is a joy to behold – have a listen to his splendid extended solo on Messiah of Love as proof. Eslewhere drummer Andy Parker supplies his usual no-frills backup – is there a drummer as solid as this currently plying his trade in hard rock?- whilst rhythm guitarist/keyboarder Paul Raymond and newish bassist Rob De Luca both play a full part in crafting the fulsome sound that back’s up Mogg’s storytelling with absolute professionalism and no little style.

I’ll come clean now and admit that UFO are one of my all time favourite bands, but even I was not expecting anything this good from the band in 2015 – give this record a chance… I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 

©2015 - SOURCE




14th February 2015

Lots of additions to the site this weekend as countdown begins to the release of the album...

...4 days days and counting until the Official release of

in Scandinavia and Japan, although for us in Europe and the USA, it's a little bit longer:

18th Feb 2015 in Scandinavia & JAPAN
20th Feb 2015 in Germany
23rd Feb 2015 in Europe
3rd March 2015 in USA/Canada

Let's start with an Interview with

Andy Parker at

EXTRACT from the interview

Andy Parker talks about new UFO album and tour dates

Drummer Andy Parker from UFO calls Examiner.com on February 12, 2015 to chat about the new album and tour. It's a quick chat, as he has to make his arrangements for a the bands tour of Germany and later Europe. The conversation is full of interesting tidbits about the band, their album, their history and tour dates around the United States...

...The new record slams you into the wall with guitar oriented rock. From tracks like "Run Boy Run', to "Sugar Cane', all of the tracks will translate live very well. "I've always admired this band, we are never standing still, we don't play to the Justin Bieber crowd, what can we rhyme. It does not work like that, it's whatever the guys have got, gets stirred in the pot and out comes the album",Parker said. "We've taken a hit from the heavier, more mainstream rock fans, that we got a bit too bluesy . This one is back ,a more edgier feel to it". There is a bonus track on it called "King of the Hill". That's available on the download. The album does not have the bonus track,only the digipack will have it.

The album cover is neat. It's a throwback to when they used to work with Hipgnosis. "The last time we've worked with them was 1983's Making Contact . A great guy named Tristian Greatrex has done them for us. Please don't ask me what the point is behind it , I haven't got a bloody clue, it has nothing to do with stars, it's underwater, for cryin' out loud, typical UFO, ya know, make what you will of it. I kind of like it " Parker said. In the day Kmart was the big record retailer and they refused to sell ...


Interview ©2015 Alex Gross - Philadelphia in Pictures Examiner

Special thanks go to Alex - Cheers Alex


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Led by an impressive cover, A Conspiracy Of Stars is the new work of study of one of the most robust and long-lived pillars supporting the hard rock. A whopping 45 years saving countless vicissitudes, up changes and tidal fluctuations in the musical currents have failed with this authentic musical myth that bears the name of UFO.

For the first time in twenty years, the English have decided to record at home with one of the largest producers of islands: Chris Tsangarides. And interestingly was Chris, then a teenager, who entered the business in 1974 recordings hand UFO, which that year released the spectacular Phenomenon itself. Tsangarides then only served as assistant and even appeared on the album credits.

Maybe those British winds have returned a more hard rock guidelines in the group's sound, which in recent releases was attached to the blues, which is also rooted in the essence of the band. The musical composition, which is paid by the virtuoso guitarist Vinnie Moore and keyboardist and guitarist Paul Raymond, has been enriched by the contribution of new bassist Rob De Luca. Personal problems have prevented drummer Andy Parker could have contributed, while Phil Mogg is who outlined lettering and handling the helm of the ship.

And it is the warmth of Phil's voice welcoming with outstanding hard rock theme: The Killing Kind, adorned by a single precious Moore. In the same vein, groovy and direct, continue with Run Boy Run. And with a more rock vein was uncovered in Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun.

The marriage between keyboard and guitar is the prelude to one of the great landmarks that make this disc: Sugar Cane, which bind the mystique and magic of this great dolmen of hard rock. The feeling of a huge Mogg is backed instrumentally to perfection for Vinnie Moore who knows his place.

More classic hard rock with Devils In The Detail, after passing the emotional surge of Precious Cargo, in which the British exploit its most passionate vein.

The idiosyncrasies of UFO radiates strongly in The Real Deal and One And Only. The final straight face to the tune of Messiah Of Love and guitars with echoes of the seventies and another song that remind the old days: Rolling Rolling. Curiously, no longer as an explosive bonus cut as King Of The Hill.

UFO has recovered the essence hard rock that characterized his golden years back in the seventies, which will appeal especially their classic followers. Another issue is trickier match the height of the masterpieces that launched between 1974 and 1979 then forged one of the best chapters of rock in general. However, A Conspiracy Of Stars is a remarkable record, and proof of the validity of UFO.


was published in the in 31st January entry below or
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11th February 2015

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9.2/10 REVIEW from Switzerland

TRANSLATED from Swiss to English:

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars
Steamhammer / Music Distribution
In 1969, the English hard rock legends were founded. Thus singer Phil Mogg comes to an impressive 66 and is still anchored despite its not straight solid way of life firmly in the business. Even if Phil does not seem to be a simple contemporary, I remember a phone interview with his sometimes confused way, he still has plenty of mischief in the words and moved here more often the theme within a theme other than their underwear. But it is now time, dear Mr. Mogg.

One who feels at home still in the people and the working class, happy times too much lift while before delivering a nearly disastrous performance on stage. Nevertheless, UFO still publish great slices. This was not only at the times of Michael Schenker as lead guitarist so, you remember the monumental hits such as "Doctor Doctor" (Iron Maiden Every concert opened with this song), "Too Hot To Handle", "Lights Out" or "only You Can rock ", but still with Vinnie Moore on guitar. Although a slightly different flavor is arrived at by former UFO Vicious Rumors guitarist and renowned soloists what Vinnie alone again plays on "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is the hammer.

With the first three numbers of the new work, "The Killing Kind", "Run Boy Run" and "Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun," Vinnie proves that he is one of the most gifted of his subject. Together with the original member Andy Parker on drums and longtime keyboardist / guitarist Paul Raymond's musical foundation wall is cemented and offers an impenetrable wall of sound ("Sugar Cane") or playing with a looseness and naturalness ("Devil In The Detail") that one can speak of a seasoned troops who knows exactly how to close the gap between its own claim and the expectations of the fans. "The Real Deal" is indeed a reasonable and fair deal between the band and the audience will not disappoint. Just as "Messiah Of Love" which almost sounds like Hendrix already. Maybe "A Conspiracy Of Stars" no hit, such as those mentioned above, but in totality as a complete album is the latest addition to the Englishman hard to beat. And the bonus track "King Of The Hill"!
Rating: 9.2 out of 10

©2015 SOURCE


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The highly anticipated and long awaited new release from veteran British Hard Rockers, UFO comes to us in the form of, ' A Conspiracy Of Stars, the band's 22nd studio recording to date sees UFO prove that past and present can be blended in a homogeneous whole.

Featuring the current line-up for the first time: along with the original members, Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) and Andy Parker (drums), lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, American bassist Rob De Luca joining the fold in 2012.

'A Conspiracy Of Stars' is a strong release consisting of eleven songs which combine everything that the group surrounding frontman Phil Mogg stands for: meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which we have associated with UFO from the start.

The fact that A Conspiracy Of Stars was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) may be considered another successful element in a thoroughly consistent release.  

There is plenty of rocking tunes to be had. Take, for example, tracks like "The Killing Kind" and "Run Boy Run", because both are total shred-fests bubbling over with ripping, fluidly clean melodic guitar soloing.  Then you have the bluesy laid back swagger of tracks, "Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun" and "Precious Cargo", that guaranteed to give you goose bumps.

This is best I've heard the band in years. Phil Mogg' s vocals are on point and Vinnie Moore's guitars are fantastic. Its amazing to hear what this group has evolved into through the years. So, is 'A Conspiracy Of Stars 'going to put UFO back on the map, so to speak, and return them to their earlier, heavier sound from the Schenker days? Not quite, but this is definitely the best Vinnie Moore-era record to date.

Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/ All Access Magazine


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March 2015 Issue
"A Conspiracy Of Stars" album review


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8th February 2015

5.5 /6 rated album review - February 2015 Issue




7th February 2015

Two entries today, 8.5 rated album review and German Monthly magazine feature

Kicking off with the album review:

Review: UFO – A Conspiracy Of Stars (2015)

After 45 years UFO keep hovering above the rest on 22nd studio album.

Vocalist Phil Mogg perhaps puts it best on the album’s fifth track “Devils in the Detail”. For it’s in the detail that the brilliance of UFO, in whatever line-up from the past 45 years you care to choose, truly shines out amongst their peers.

Some bands, of a certain vintage, they know who they are, are happy to hawk themselves around playing greatest hits tours after greatest hits tours, bemoaning the fact that apparently “nobody wants to listen to new music anymore”. Then you have bands like UFO, Magnum etc that keep themselves fresh, vibrant and more importantly relevant, as they advance in years. In the past decade they have released an album every three years and the quality has been consistently high. This album is no exception.

Of course UFO are a band made for the live arena and it’s with that environment in mind that many of the tracks are envisioned. From the opening riff of “The Killing Kind”, a track that Phil Mogg advises “Tell a story about love and what lovers find, a story of possession, the killing kind.” to the final notes of the bonus track “King Of The Hill” it’s a rocking thrill ride that keeps the intensity high and the rhythm on full throttle. In other words it’s a proper hard rock album.

Legendary producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy) is once again called upon to do what he does best, bringing swagger and controlled power to the sound. Tsangarides was first introduced to the band as a 14-year-old trainee when UFO recorded their debut album ‘UFO 1’ in 1970. Tsangarides applies all of his experience and know-how with aplomb, but it’s the strutting majesty of the band that stands out on this album.  

The brilliantly swampy blues feel of “Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun” is a particular highlight and comes across like Seasick Steve with a rocket up his backside. Prior to that the classic hard rock stomp of “Run Boy Run” sees the band tread familiar territory with a new zeal and purpose on what is probably the album’s finest moment.

Vinnie Moore’s guitar work drives every one of the 11 tracks and here he produces some great solos and riffs that hang with the best of the back catalogue. Fellow six-stringer Paul Raymond’s work is also never understated and between the both of them they have it covered.

“Precious Cargo” offers a looser feel than the harder moments on the album. It’s no less powerful for it though. The opposite in fact. It’s rolling melody and laid back style make for one of the more uplifting tracks on the album.

Mogg’s vocals sounds as gritty as ever and the rhythm section have been at this game long enough to know what they are doing. All members are performing at a level that shames bands half their age.

Not every track works though as “Real Deal” somewhat flatters to deceive. It’s not a bad song by any means but doesn’t quite live up to the rest of the album in terms of catchy chorus or memorable hooks. This is merely a very slight blot on what otherwise is a brilliant album.

Overall, this is the sound of a band who , as they have on their last few albums to be fair, can summon the spirit and energy of their 1970’s pomp but use their wise old heads to re-define the classic UFO sound. They may not make them like this anymore but at least the originals are still around for us to enjoy.

“A Conspiracy of Stars” will be released on 23rd February 2015 on Steamhammer / SPV Records.

Donnie’s Rating: 8.5/10



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5th February 2015


There will be a release party for the new UFO album "A Conspiracy Of Stars"

Saturday February 21st


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4th February 2015

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3rd February 2015

5 Star Album Review and 'The making of 'A Conspiracy of Stars' with Rob De Luca

Kicking off with the Review

UFO - A Conspiracy of Stars

I’m not too sure if UFO needs any introduction but just in case, they started off as an English heavy metal and hard rock band that were formed in 1969 and were originally named Hocus Pocus. This means that they have now been on the rock scene for a phenomenal 45 years! (With the current line-up still including two of the founding members – Phil and Andy).

The band’s current line-up is, Phil Mogg – vocals, Paul Raymond –keyboards and guitars , Vinnie Moore – guitars , Andy Parker – drums and Rob De Luca – bass.

A Conspiracy Of Stars is the follow up to the 2012’s hugely acclaimed Seven Deadly album, which charted at number 1 in the UK rock chart,

number 63 in the national album chart and number 9 in the UK Indie chart. The new album sounds even more accomplished than its predecessor. It is their 22nd studio album and the first to feature Rob De Luca on bass, who joined the band in 2012.The album is due to be released in Europe on the 23rd February by Steamhammer/SPV

It is an album consisting of ten/eleven songs comprising of meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse song writing with great lyrics and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence which we have associated with UFO from the start. The majority of the new material was composed by Vinnie Moore, but the album also features a song by Paul Raymond and a collaboration between Raymond and De Luca. The lyrics were written by front man Phil Mogg.

1: The opening track The Killing Kind has a very heavy but polished sound and shows just how great Vinnie Moore is with his guitar riffs and melodic solos.

2: Run Boy Run is a menacing track with Mogg’s vocals being as clear and mean sounding as always. The track typifies the band’s current edginess with the solos giving dark and heavy riffs.

3: The excellently titled Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun more than sums up the blues feel that this track has. It has great rhythm combined with Moggs’ lyrics, which are a joy to listen to throughout. It is interspersed by the boogie feel which features an acoustic guitar over the heavy rhythms.

4: An edginess to the guitar and hypnotic tones to Sugar Cane leave the listener mesmerized to this track. Moore’s multitalented playing closes the song impeccably.

5: Devils In The Detail is an admirable bluesy rocker, but doesn’t quite seem to take off and feels a little repetitive, however saying that this is the one that I keep singing to myself!!.…

6: Precious Cargo this has a slightly slower tempo and is bit more uplifting. Sung by Mogg with a real passion in his lyrics and again highlighting Moore’s effortless guitar playing skills.

7: Andy Parker’s simple but potent drumming intro really pulls The Real Deal together and the groove inducing rhythm is instantly addictive.

8: One And Only is a bright and breezy classic 80’s feel track and serves up a hugely appetizing portion of classic American radio rock, featuring Mogg in seductive form.

9: Moore and new boy De Luca spar with each other on the massive Messiah Of Love, a no frills riff laden track, that will absolutely rock when played live.

10: The last (or penultimate) track Rollin Rollin, has a slightly more mellow start but it does keep you captivated especially with the hook of the title and the unmistakable sound of Moore’s guitar throughout and fades out to the beat from Parker’s drums.

11: The 11th track, the bonus track on the Digipak and LP editions, King Of The Hill, is a ferocious blast of classic UFO and nicely completes the album lineup.

Summary: It is great knowing that great rock music is still being created by great rock bands. Mogg’s vocals are solid, the lyrics, like his passion, are down to earth. The band said through a press statement. “A Conspiracy Of Stars is another successful combination of those typical UFO elements with fresh, contemporary ideas, We’re confident that not only our longstanding supporters will get their money’s worth, but that younger rock fans will also enjoy the album. We look forward to seeing you on tour!” and I do have to agree with their statement, that this really is another superb album from them. Chris Tsangarides, who produced and mixed this album has cleverly utilized the bands natural instincts to the maximum and may be considered to be another successful element in this thoroughly consistent release.

The album will be released in multi formats:- CD ; Digipak CD: with bonus track and a poster; and a 2LP format: produced in blue vinyl with bonus track.

The band has already announced a 17 date UK tour in support of this album which starts in mid April and continues into May.



©2015 Reviewed by:


Rob De Luca (UFO, Sebastian Bach) talks new UFO album,
A Conspiracy Of Stars, new OF EARTH video

Rob discusses the new UFO album A Conspiracy Of Stars, due out Feb 23 on SPV Records:

The whole process was so much fun and low stress. Nowadays it's all too common for bands to prioritize internet file sharing when preparing for a record. Instead, UFO chose to do full band rehearsals in Hannover, Germany
and pre-production in Kent, England. Very LOUD, LIVE and all in the same room. I think that really shows in the end result.

We then travelled to Deal, England (pretty much on the Cliffs Of Dover) for recording. Andy Parker was on fire and I feel the disc clearly captures his talent. Andy fed off that live energy and intuitively reacted with phenomenal drumming. Vinnie Moore wrote a busload of incredible songs with HUGE, badass riffs! His soloing is absolutely inspired, memorable and moving.

Paul Raymond added actual vintage Hammond organs to A Conspiracy Of Stars, giving it a classic UFO feel that works sooo well. Paul wrote one of my favorite songs of the album titled 'The Real Deal'. It's the epitome of
cool, which comes naturally to a guy who's spent 50 years in the music biz.

I actually wrote a couple songs too, plus another co-write with Paul. And of course, Phil Mogg beyond delivered the goods. His lyric writing always seems to take me somewhere else, while at the same time still seeming

With a unique tone and melody that are so rare to find these days, Phil Mogg's a devilish pleasure to make music with.

I feel Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Gary Moore) was the perfect choice to produce A Conspiracy Of Stars. He knew exactly when to let the band vibe off of each other and just play, or when to step in and
suggest improvements. Well done Chris!

I'm extremely proud of our "conspiracy" and think the fans will love it!

Watch the UFO album teaser here:

UFO will be heading to Europe to start A Conspiracy Of Stars' World Tour:

For more information on UFO, please visit:


For those of you who may not know, OF EARTH the N.Y.C. band fronted by UFO bassist Rob De Luca has released a new music video entitled 'Sweep The Fire', from their sophomore album The Monarch. The intense tale of marginalism and reclamation was recorded by Grammy Award winning engineer Tom Camuso and mastered by Howie Weinberg.
The neo-psychedelic video for 'Sweep The Fire' was directed by Her Vanished Grace Productions.
Watch it HERE

'Sweep The Fire' is also available as a FREE download

For more information on OF EARTH, please visit: http://ofearthmusic.com

Rob De Luca- vocals, bass
Paul Casanova- guitar, vocals
Rik De Luca- drums
Rick Chiarello- keyboards




2nd February 2015

UFO Premiere New Song, "Run Boy Run" — Exclusive

UFO have partnered with GuitarWorld.com to premiere a new song, "Run Boy Run."

The track, which you can check out HERE, is from the band's new album, A Conspiracy of Stars, which will be released March 3 via Steamhammer/SPV.

The band, which consists of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar) and Rob De Luca (bass), recorded the album—their 22nd studio effort—in the U.K.

Most of the new music, which is full of meaty riffs, distinctive hooks and a laid-back attitude, was written by Moore, with lyrics by Mogg. The disc also features a song by Raymond and a collaboration between Raymond and De Luca.

A Conspiracy of Stars was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore). READ




1st February 2015



New work of this incombustible British band that continues releasing albums steadily and, why not say, pretty good in recent years. And that UFO is a group that does what he does best, great compositions full of feeling and classical melodies that make them unique.

His new "Conspiracy of Stars" opens with "The Killing Kind", initially as albums of all life; a soft but very old Hard Rock, with melodies and choruses that come to the first issue. House brand.

Followed by "Run Boy Run". Here the riff is heavier, but does not lose his composure in a very basic Hard 70 solos and very clean.

"Ballad of the Left Hand Gun" has a southern flair Blues feel you like. Sound addictive and vicious. 

Conversely, "Sugar Cane" is a heavier ALSO track, where keys and master good voice controlled Epic aggressiveness.

"Devils in the Detail" again shows the more obscure UFO; voices known and both like harmonies. As in "Precious Cargo". More emotive, where the keys take center stage.

In "The Real Dead" sound is the 60's, with hints of psychedelia and taste.

Instead "One and Only" is over 80's; Hard dance full of vocal harmonies so characteristic of combo. And coming to the end.

We find "Messia of Love" and "Rolling Rolling". The first is an average time of heavy riffs, and the latter more "typical UFO 70s": good harmonies, keys and much good feeling.

In short, a disk as before: no experiments and straight to the heart and nostalgia.

Steamhammer / SPV (2015)

Score: 8/10

©2015 - SOURCE


January 2015


31st January 2015



After more than 45 years on the scene, the British legend UFO still intact and firmly to release records of quality. A Conspiracy Of Stars (Steamhammer / SPV), the twenty-second work of study, will be available in late February, coinciding with the start of a European tour that will take them to play profusely especially in Germany and England.

Metal Journal contacted the legendary drummer Andy Parker, who lives near Forth Worth (Texas, USA) to discover the secrets of the first album recorded in England in two decades. Interestingly producer was Chris Tsangarides, who took his first steps in the music business in the seventies precisely with them.

Andy Parker was the drummer of UFO in the best stage, from 1969-1983, and signed an essential pages in the history of rock. Later he spent nearly twenty years away from music, except some intermittent collaborations with the group. Since 2005 wields the sticks that mark the rhythm of UFO again.

For the first time in twenty years you have recorded in your country; England, with producer Chris Tsangarides. Why have you taken this decision?
It was a decision of Phil (Mogg), he wanted to make an album in England, because the latter's had recorded in Germany. This time I did not want to travel out. For me it has not been a problem, as ever recorded in America always I have to commute. So go to Germany or England I am indifferent. Phil is closely related to The Quireboys because his nephew was the bassist (Nigel Mogg). When we were looking for a studio in England, Spike was working with Chris Tsangarides and recommended it. Interestingly Chris was the assistant engineer Phenomenon, the first album we did with Chrysalis in 1974. Then he was very young, it was his first work in this business. He is a great guy, but we had not seen us all this time, although we know his career. Phil came to visit, I saw that has a large recording studio and we went for it. Chris is a nice guy when work was a pleasure. The process was very relaxed and positive, a great experience.

So Chris Tsangarides began his career with UFO over 40 years.
Yes, Leo Lyons was the producer Mick Roback Phenomenon and sound engineer. Chris was the wizard and do not believe that came out in the credits. In those days meant I had to do a bit of everything from putting the tapes in machinery, to make tea and sweeping the study. It was his first and thereafter did very well.

After twelve years aboard UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore is a key member in the group. It was the most musical composer of A Conspiracy Of Stars. How to get that classic sound?
UFO is a band based on the sound of guitar and bass. In fact, when we started we were just vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Therefore, the guitar will always make a difference. When Michael Schenker joined the group sound completely changed, fortunately in the direction we wanted. Vinnie and UFO takes twelve years and is a great composer. Paul Raymond and Vinnie were the top authors of the music on this CD. I have not been able to contribute much in the last two years because a lot has happened in my life. In addition, we have it hard because we live far from each other and not easy to meet. Vinnie is the perfect guitarist for UFO, it's a great performer, is very talented. His solo material has nothing to do with what he brings UFO. When you join us a special chemistry arises and shares many of our influences. In addition, he is a lovely guy and easy to get along with him. We have become good friends. It contributes greatly to UFO.

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars

How would you define musically A Conspiracy Of Stars?
Has an edge heavier than the previous two albums and am very happy with the direction we are taking. Vinnie wrote great songs. I returned to the band in 2005 and the first album we did was The Monkey Puzzle, 2006, which was practically written. Pete Way was in UFO yet. When I heard this album I found very interesting because it had long been away from the group. I returned in 1994 to record Walk On Water. Since then they had spent about ten or eleven and UFO had tended to a more bluesy and less rocker style. As we had a new guitar (Vinnie Moore) I saw logical, as if we had come full circle. We were born blues of the late sixties in England. Paul Raymond also came from that stream with bands like Chicken Shack or Savoy Brown. That album seemed like going back to our roots, so I felt very comfortable. The Visitor followed a similar musical direction. The new album is more rock, more inclined to what we did in the seventies and eighties. It was a natural progression for the band. We do not sit and think about writing an album you like the followers of Taylor Swift and Jonas Brothers. No need to get younger fans, though it be great if we discover and listen to us. As a band we write from the heart and that is transferred to disks. We do prefabricated products.

The bassist Rob De Luca is your new steady partner in the rhythm section. He even collaborated in the composition of A Conspiracy Of Stars.
Rob has been playing with us intermittently for seven years, since Pete was in 2008. Since then we have used different bassists; Barry Sparks, Jeff Kollman ... For discs had received musicians. Rob stick very well with the band, he is a great guy and an excellent performer. In addition, we had shown interest in collaborating on the composition and Phil liked much their contributions. Rob has written two songs. Hope that's okay because he lives in New York (MJ. In those days the city was threatened by a major snowstorm which fortunately was not as great as expected).

What is your relationship with Pete Way? Have you ever thought about asking him to return to the band?
I am in contact with him, not daily, but usually talk occasionally. He had to go through serious health difficulties. Your liver problem was the trigger to leave the band and devote time to their treatment. It has also suffered from prostate cancer. What I can say is that we want to Pete, he's like a brother. He was in the band since the beginning. Sometimes the lifestyle of a musician interferes with their profession. There came a time when the interpretation of Pete was not as good as it should. It was a very difficult decision, needed to change his lifestyle. Since then, he has made some solo projects. I do not know how it is in connection with liver problems, but I know that is free of cancer, which is great news. I can not say I will never UFO, but for now do not think there possibilities in the near future. We love you very much and wish him all the best. The hardest decision was to Phil, for Pete and he always had a good relationship. But when lifestyle affects the interpretation, we must do something.

How do you get the band to work when you live in different countries: England, United States ...?
It is especially difficult especially in the composition of the discs, because in the past when we lived closer we would get together in a room and wrote the material. Now composers have worked on their own: Paul, Vinnie and Rob. After Phil is the one who decides if you like the sound or if you can work with those songs. Last year we were on tour and we have a week in Germany we work together. A week before going to the studio we did the same to make the arrangements. However, as regards touring the problem is not so great. We usually stay a couple of days before you start and prepare the material. Old themes not have to rehearse, because we've played so many times ... so we concentrate on the new. And we will do the next tour in February, still do not know what Phil has decided that we play this disc.

Your upcoming European tour will focus especially in England and Germany. Are your main markets?
We have always worked very well in Germany. And even when I joined the band in 1969 Germany was a great territory for us. And of course UK. In this next tour will also touch on some concerts in Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Switzerland. I still have no news from Italy, Holland and Spain, so maybe let us go there later. The tours available dependent promoters, so you can not always do everything at once. We have a base of very loyal followers, some have followed us for 40 years.

The band Michael Schenker, Temple Of Rock, based much of his performances in the catalog of UFO. Do you upset that situation?
He wrote songs with Phil, so it is perfectly allowed to touch them. I do not care at all. Yes, I think we interpret them better, ha ha. The last time I was with Michael was at a festival in Germany a couple of years ago and he looked great. We talked for a while. Now it is great, is overturned in his music. He is someone who has gone through problems due to their lifestyle. Over the years there have been plenty of evidence for it. In 1994 when I recorded the album Walk On Water was awesome to be back with Ron Nevison, Michael, Phil, Paul and Pete. It was fun. But when I was told to see if he was on tour with them I refused because everything seemed too fragile. The relation of Phil and Michael was kind of strange, you could feel the tension. So I decided not perform concerts. Looking back, I made the right decision because there were a lot of problems. God bless Michael, is a fabulous guitar player and a great guy. It has been known address your concerns, I wish you all the best.

UFO The period between 1974 and 1979 represented one of the most brilliant pages in the history of rock. What do you remember most of those years?
For me one of the biggest milestones was coming on tour to America, because it was very difficult for a British band at the time, cost a lot of money. Fortunately, the record label, Chrysalis, supported us and invested much money on us. It was a very important period with large discs that culminated in the double live (Strangers In The Night). We went from playing small clubs and opening for other bands to be the headliners of our own tours. It was a fascinating time with big concerts. Obviously stress played a role in that lifestyle. When I look back at all the work we did, we spent months on the road away from our families ... This took its toll, especially Michael Schenker, who went through a very difficult time. The evidence is that the end had to leave UFO. It was a shame because we were at a turning point where we could have become a big band. Paul Chapman was a great player and a great guy and made ??very good albums with him: No Place To Run, The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent, Mechanix ... but unfortunately Michael was gone and the company was changing with the arrival of the eighty. It was the era of bands such as Spandau Ballet. Then they began to bet on groups rather than pop rock. We no longer get the support we'd had before. Fatigue all those years began to be felt in us and the band eventually broke into pieces. I went and it took eleven years until I went to meet with them again. Many things happened in between; divorce, children, and tried to make a living. But between 74 and 79 was an incredible period with very big concerts Day On The Green in San Francisco with Bill Graham, three nights in Chicago all sellers ...

You belong to the select group of large drummers of hard rock of the seventies with John Bonham, Ian Paice, Cozy Powell, Lee Kerslake ... Who was your favorite?
These drummers were a big influence; Ian Paice, Cozy Powell, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon ... but the most important has always been John Bonham. Listening to him was like a door opening for me. He was different because of its, technical ... sound is always and will be the God of the battery in the heavy rock.

Did you ever know?
I met him once in Japan in 1970 or 1971, but I think that was agreed because I was pretty drunk then. Hopefully I can meet someday Jason (son of John Bonham). He was in UFO just before I entered again, and I have not had a chance to meet you to discuss your father because he is a God for me.

Although you will always be UFO drummer par excellence, your post was occupied other in the two long periods when you were absent: Jim Simpson, Aynsley Dunbar, Simon Wright, Jason Bonham ...
A Simon I know him very well, we have met a lot of times. He is a great person. I would have liked to meet Aynsley Dunbar because when I was a teenager he was playing with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and his own band, Retaliation. He also played with Frank Zappa, I love their sound, it's a fabulous battery. Hopefully I can meet you one of these days. I have been with UFO from the beginning and we sound great together and I'm delighted to be involved now in the band. We still have much to offer, I hope that we continue a few more years.

Have you discovered new drummers lately?
I would not say it again, but Vinnie Colaiuta is one of my favorite drummers today. I love his playing. I follow him since he was with Joni Mitchell on disks eighties. He has also worked with Sting and other artists. As for younger drummers you could mention Brian Tichy, is very good.

For much of your life you have not been related to music. In the eighties lived in Los Angeles and you were stuck in the world of construction. Even worked for famous people like Sharon Stone ...
It was a very hard, ha ha work. Then he was divorced and had a little girl, so I had to make a decision. I needed to be home, which was impossible in a rock band that has to constantly rotate. So I had to find another job and ended up being licensed contractor. If you have a construction company in Los Angeles at some point you're going to find very famous people. It was a great time for me and so I could raise my daughter, now 34 years old. I earned a good living and met amazing people. So I was about ten. Fortunately later I could return to music.

UFO 2015
Phil Mogg - Voice
Andy Parker - drums
Paul Raymond - guitar, keyboard
Vinnie Moore - Guitar
Rod De Luca - low

©2015 - SOURCE




30th January 2015



SPV release 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' album 'Teaser' - see above



29th January 2015


February 2015 Issue of Classic Rock Magazine




28th January 2015

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Hard rock legends roll back the years & rock it out!

Hard rock legends UFO return with their 22nd studio album following 2012’s superb Seven Deadly. These guys have made great music since their first two records UFO 1 & Flying which was released on the great London underground record label Beacon Records. Recorded 1971/72 great hard psych rock. Only two members are left from that era, Phil Mogg (vocals) and Andy Parker (drums). Paul Raymond (guitars/ keyboards) joined around '76 for the Lights Out album released '77. Good timing as they went massive in the U.S. soon after. The band is completed by guitar god Vinnie Moore who joined in 2003 and the latest bass player Rob De Luca, who joined in 2012. He has written two of these new songs. He has already become an essential asset to the band.

This album is their first in 20 years to be recorded in their home country. Pre-recording was completed at the Barn Room studios in Kent and was then finally recorded at the mighty rock producer Chris Tsangarides' (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Less Than Jake) Ecology studios in Kent, during the summer of 2014. A little trivia for you, Chris was a 14-year-old trainee at the studios where they where recording UFO 1 in 1970. We live in a small world. This new album consists of 11 new songs all of which will become hard rock classics. Well here we go young and old rockers!

The albums first track is The Killing Kind, a killer grungy riff from Vinnie kicks off the track which sets the tone for the whole record. The track rocks along, drags you in and keeps you in. Catchy hard rock at it’s very best. Could it get any better, well what do you think, this is UFO for f****s sake. Next up is Run Boy Run, bang, even heavier riffs kick in and rip your bollocks off from beginning to end. Vinnie’s guitar playing and Phil’s vocals are the best from them for many a year.

Ballad of the Left Hand Gun is next, a bluesy track which chugs along like a freight train. Reminds me a little of Mystery Train on the No Place to Run album. Phil’s vocals are so moving and powerful, blending with the music like a Sidecar cocktail, smooth but with a kick. Sugar Cane the closest to a ballad on here. Awesome guitar, vocals and solid backing by the rest of the band make this track so smooth and slick but with an edge. Like a Gin and It cocktail. Ok I will STFU with the cocktail quotations...

Devils in the Detail is up next, back at it again: Rock! This next track blew me away, Precious Cargo. What a vocal by the mighty Phil, sings this in a lower key with so much feeling, the vocal vibrations went right through my body. The phrase is, hair standing on the back of your neck. What a melt! The rock continues with The Real Deal, a slower tempo to start with Andy’s drums to the fore and Phil’s soulful vocals hovering above the music like a Hummingbird. One and Only, Messiah of Love, Rolling Rolling, follow. During these tracks there is a vibe which I have not heard since their 70’s early 80’s heyday. The band is on fire again, playing like their lives depend on it. Finally we have King of the Hill (bonus track on the cd digi/lp). You end up banging your head, whizzing your long hair about (if you have any?). Memories of seeing them live in the seventies in Blackburn and Manchester flash through my old brain. I am now exhausted.

How can I sum up this awesome record? I will try. For me this is their best since the 1995 studio tracks on the 1997 record Walk on Water. A big statement I know as all their albums are worth listening to and purchasing but A Conspiracy of Stars has totally grabbed me by the short ones. The lyrics they have written are the best for years. The passion and feeling in those lyrics are second to none which can also go for the musicians, which like I have mentioned earlier are all playing as if it’s going to be their last ever record they make. The band are so tight, it’s frightening what else these guys could produce in the future. I must mention Phil’s vocals again, it’s like his voice is maturing like a fine wine. His best vocal performance for years and that’s not saying he’s had a bad one it’s just that this is so good. It’s like that recording on their home turf has inspired them to another level of musicianship. My theory is that it must have been the local Kent ale and cider they must have drank. This has flooded their veins causing an out of body worldly experience. With every listen I gave this album it got better and better. This is how hard rock should sound. Buy it, download it, see them live, you must!

Words: Brian Baldie Mclean ©2015 | VIEW FULL REVIEW






27th January 2015

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars (SPV Records)

It’s hard to remember now when UFO finally managed to slip out from under the shadow of ‘Strangers In The Night’ and the halcyon – or at least, more commercially successful – days of the late Seventies/early Eighties. Such a statement alone is enough to get me burned at the stake as a heretic by the zealots, but you’d be hard pressed to deny that the band’s relationship with SPV has produced a number of increasingly exciting and thought-provoking albums, the latest of which being the intriguingly-titled ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’.

Both rousing and sublime, the first thing of note about ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ (the follow-up to 2012’s highly-acclaimed ‘Seven Deadly’) is that it’s the first album in a while to feature the band as they currently stand. Both ‘Seven Deadly’ and its predecessor (‘The Visitor’ from 2009) featured session bassists but this time round not only has new boy (in relative terms) Rob Da Luca settled in nicely, he’s also comfortable enough with his surroundings to contribute a couple of cuts to the running order.

The second thing of note is that the songs themselves are from the heart, not the head: from the rather telling nod to ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ in album opener ‘The Killing Kind’ to the dying embers of ‘Rolling Rolling’ there’s a heart full of soul in each and every composition, none more so than on ‘Sugar Cane’ which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Joe Bonamassa album. With age has come wisdom, and if in their Chrysalis years UFO had the athletic guile of an Olympic swimmer, thrashing up and down the pool and netting gold medal after gold medal, today’s band seem happy to take their time, backstroking effortlessly through the water with little left to prove. That’s not to suggest though that ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ is going through the motions: it’s just that after 40-odd years Phil Mogg and Andy Parker, together with Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore and the aforementioned Da Luca have earned their freedom from expectation and/or conformity, and with this, their 22nd studio album, their maturity comes plainly to the fore. But if you’re worried that it might be all shade and no light, don’t worry: songs like ‘Devil’s In The Detail’ and ‘Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun’ keep the excitement meters in the red, and ‘The Real Deal’ is as heartening as they come.

As you’d expect from a band that’s featured some true axe heroes over the years, there’s some fabulous guitar work from Moore, and as ever Mogg is on hand to offer his evocative lyrical slant on the ways of the world. What’s not to like?

© John Tucker January 2015





26th January 2015

80/100 score





25th January 2015


Maybe I’m clicking on the wrong websites or buying grossly inaccurate magazines, but anytime lists of pioneering British rock bands are being compiled, I never see a consistent mention of UFO. Since their formation in 1969 as Hocus Pocus, they’ve seen off numerous genres of music, influenced hordes of massively successful rock bands, and released one of the most revered live albums of all time, Strangers in the Night. Not fair I say.

Despite legendary members Pete Way, and eccentric genius Michael Schenker, sadly no longer in the band, resolute vocalist Phil Mogg remains. And the UFO story continues to be told, with their soon to be released 21st studio album, A Conspiracy Of Stars. The eagerly awaited follow up to 2012’sSeven Deadly.

Vinnie Moore steals opening track The Killing Kind,

from his cruising guitar riff to the inanely melodic solo, he’s the shining light in a decent but slightly underwhelming beginning. No such problems on Run Boy Run, this menacing track would have worked better as the curtain raiser to the album. And despite cutting a very dapper figure these days, Phil Moggs’ vocals are still as mean and dirty as always.

The brilliantly titled Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun more than tips it’s hat to the blues. It’s febrile rhythm and Moggs’ smart lyrics are a joy throughout. Despite the sweet title, Sugar Cane’s dark and hypnotic tones leave a tasty bitterness. Moores’ multifaceted playing closes the song impeccably. Devils In The Detail is an admirable rocker, but doesn’t quite raise your blood levels, but the dulcet resonance of Precious Cargo is pretty much flawless. Andy Parkers’ simple but potent drum intro knits The Real Deal together, the groove inducing rhythm is instantly addictive. One And Only serves up a hugely appetising portion of classic American radio rock, featuring Mogg in seductive form.

Moore and bassist DeLuca trade off on the massive Messiah Of Love, no frills funk laden rock, that will absolutely cook live. The same can be said for penultimate track Rollin Rollin, Chris Tsangarides, who has produced heavyweights like Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest in the past, has cleverly utilised this bands natural instincts to the maximum. Just for good measure, a ferocious blast of classic UFO, with King Of The Hill closes out the album in scorching fashion. This album probably won’t blow a hole in the Billboard Top 200, but it’s still heartening to know that great rock music is still being created by great rock bands.

Written by Brian Boyle - ©2015





24th January 2015

This interesting 'Hot off the press' interview with UFO lead singer, Phil Mogg - web only preview to NEXT Months Classic Rock Magazine





23rd January 2015

Adverts for the two "Live Appearances" in March 2015 - FULL list of dates can be found on the UFO webpage

POLISH MAGAZINE - January 2015 Issue | facebook




22nd January 2015


UFO - A Conspiracy of Stars

Label: SPV
Release Date:23rd Feb

"A Conspiracy Of Stars" presents UFO's current lineup for the first time: along with the original members Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) and Andy Parker (drums), lead guitarist Vinnie Moore who has been a permanent member of the band since 2003, American bassist Rob De Luca joining the fold in 2012.

The new UFO album is full to the brim with muscular riffs, characteristic hooks, perceptive lyrics and that generally relaxed attitude.

Opening with "Killing Kind" the band, like a fine wine ,continue to grow stronger and more unique with age, so here, unleashed is the bluesy Hard Rock that UFO are so well known for now adays, With some exceptional guitarmanship from Moore the album opener bodes well for the remainder of the album, and boy it does not disappoint in the least "Run Boy Run" is a smoking number with some mega riffs and licks deliverd throughout , this is a highlight, its catchy and flies into UFOS history as a classic.

Next the Blues and chilling by the Bayou come to mind as "Ballad of The Left Hand Gun" floats into the room, with telling lyrics and bar room tales , its Bluesy and  infectious. Moggs voice is raspy and still hitting those high  notes as "Sugar Cane" delivers more blinding guitar manship , Moore sure knows how to mix up the blues with some Metallic riffing, Parker works his  drums  like a twenty something,  not a man approaching his senior years! As Paul Raymond on Keyboards / Guitar keeps the rhytmn and De Luca sure helps deliver the blues.I simply love the chugging guitar halfway through "Sugarcane", an exceptional six minutes and twelve seconds of your life!

The rootsy vibe continues as "Devils in The Detail" mixes some clever lyrics, with an awesome sound  showing exactly why this band are still going strong in 2015 for instance On the scorching "Precious Cargo’, Mogg sings "The scatter rollers coming down, summers been and turned around, it don’t seem so long ago, that you were my precious cargo" Mogg is  no longer able to hit the high notes of yesteryear but  still shows he can work  those vocal chords real  hard on "Real Deal".

"One and Only" is more keyboard driven and took some getting into to be honest, but it grows on you, and fits in well with the rest of the album although I would say its the weakest track.

"Messiah of Love" is a captivating and bewitching song with the lyrics "I got a kiss like a killer bee" you cant go wrong really can you! I love the rootsy and earthy deep grooves , good time rocking is what this band deliver , hard to believe the bands ages combined are over 200! These guys could teach the music industry some tricks! "Rolling Rolling" wheels in and rocks, with some killer guitar manship. Bonus track on the Digi Pack version is the Rocking "King of The Hill" indeed UFO are Kings of Hard Rock its 45 years later UFO are still going strong, And long may it continue.

The band head out soon on tour, make sure you catch them live and grab a hold of the new album, ( which is avaliable in many different formats) and reach for the Stars!

Review : Seb Di Gatto

Score: 9/10

©2015 - source




21st January 2015

TODAY: 21st January 2015


UFO guitarist, Vinnie Moore embarks on a 23 date tour prior to hitting the road with UFO (dates)

To keep up with Vinnie on the XG tour, visit the VM tour page for various posts, photos etc.




20th January 2015

The new UFO album

will be released in
Japan through Avalon Marquee on February 18th, 2015




19th January 2015

January 2015 issue - #1501




15th January 2015

January 2015 issue

Weniger Groupies - mehr Energie

ANDY PARKER German interview





14th January 2015



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13th January 2015

UFO's opening track, 'The Killing Kind' from

was played by Steve Price on ARfm last Saturday




'A Conspiracy Of Stars'
Release Date: 23rd February 2015


Joe Geesin

From the opening bars of 'The Killing Kind' it's a very heavy but polished sound. The guitar solo is bright, clear and melodic. 'Run Boy Run' typifies the band's current edginess; under the solos you there's a dark heavy crunchy riff; the band have developed this new angle on the classic UFO sound that's prevented any sameness or predictability. This is interspersed by the boogie feel of 'Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun' which features an acoustic guitar over the heavy rhythms. The electric guitar interjects nicely too.

There's a searing edge to the guitar on 'Sugar Cane' and 'Devils In Detail' ... READ FULL REVIEW








12th January 2015


...On first listen to this latest selection, it is fair to say that UFO operate as if they have never missed a beat.  On their last outing, 2012’s Seven Deadly, there was a certain urgency, as if they had something to prove to their legions of fans around the world.  This time out, there is a swagger — something they’ve no doubt had all along — which comes to the fore in, again, practically every song here....

...From the beautifully able rhythm pocket and killer riffing of Run Boy Run to the travelling country rock blues of Ballad of the Left Hand Gun to the Heavy Metal positively possessed blues of Devils in the Detail, there are so many pieces to be petitioned.  Opener The Killing Kind is a perfect example, featuring an excellent guitar solo to close out what could clearly have been a throwaway had Mr. Moore not had his say.  Vinnie appears to be the hero of the day here, doing the lion’s share of the writing as well as the guitar heroics.

Run Boy Run has the edge, the guitars, the ‘jingle jangle’.  Ballad has the balls, the swagger of the UFO halcyon days of yore.  Sugar Cane, a monster six-minute-plus Blues, has the instrumental interplay.  Devils in the Detail has Phil Mogg at his positively powerful vocal best.  Precious Cargo features some really cool keys in the background, provided by none other than stalwart UFO vet Paul Raymond (Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack) – who also plays a wicked rhythm guitar, by the way.  The Real Deal features a solid drum intro by none other than the other remaining vet, Mr. Andy Parker.  Messiah of Love finds Parker pretty busy, as does Rollin’ Rollin’, particularly during the instrumental breakdown.

An additional track at the end would feature normally into a UFO recording, but just when you think it would be a throwaway, check it out - King of the Hill has its own rolling boogie, a mix of heavy metal and blues, as its contenders show.  There are growling guitars and one hell of a beat.  There is even a bit of shred towards the end.  Anyone who might think UFO are beaten, whooped, down and out – think again.  They are as alive and breathing and as healthy as any band I’ve heard in years!

Top marks!






11th January 2015

UK Classic Rock Magazine are spinning the opening UFO track,

'The Killing Kind'...

Queen Cover of UK Classic Rock Magazinewith UFO, The Killing Kind

...from UFO's upcoming album

as part of their Heavy Rotation section

Looks as if its going to be a killer album


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8th January 2015

TODAY: The Fleece, Bristol, UK

PRP kick off their tour tonight in Bristol, UK


Doors open at 7.30pm

Thursday 8th January 2015 - The Fleece, Bristol
Friday 9th January 2015 - The Borderline, London
Friday 16th January 2015 - Vine Bar, Workington
Saturday 17th January 2015 - Riverside Venue, Selby
Friday 23rd January 2015 - 02 Academy 2, Newcastle
Saturday 24th January 2015 - Asylum 2, Birmingham






5th January 2015

Classic Rock AOR - Issue 13 - January 2015 issue | facebook | order a copy | READ Vinnie Moore article




4th January 2015

This year kicks off with a review for 'Showtime' from the US magazine, DETROIT LIVE

Detroit Live - January 2015 edition


Hopefully Reviews of the NEW UFO album,

will start appearing soon, ahead of next months release - STAY TUNED!




1st January 2015
















Seven Deadly Tour 2013: UK 2013 | EURO 2013

Seven Deadly Tour 2012: Monsters of Rock Cruise | UK 2012 | Europe 2012 | USA 2012

Best of A Decade Tour: USA May 2011 | Europe 2011 | USA September 2011

The Visitor 2010 World Tour : UK Winter 2010 | Summer Week | UK & Europe | BRAZIL May/June 2010

USA 2009 | The Visitor Europe - Summer 09 | UK 09 | Europe - Winter 09

Monkey Puzzle World Tour : THE MONKEY PUZZLE TOUR 2006 | 2007 TOUR | USA 2008

You Are Here Tour : YOU ARE HERE TOUR 2004/2005





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