Gathering Of Kings – First Mission

Gathering Of Kings – First Mission

Swedens “Gathering of Kings” released their debut “First Mission” in late Jan and the lineup on the album is a who’s who of Swedish Rock including the following…

*Rick Altzi – Vocals (Masterplan, Herman Frank, At Vance)
*Björn Strid – Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
*Apollo Papathanasio – Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, Firewind)
*Tobias Jansson – Vocals (Saffire)
*Jens Westin – Vocals & Guitar (Corroded)
*Alexander Frisborg – Vocals (Helldog)
*Victor Olsson – Guitar & Keyboards (Saffire)
*Stefan Helleblad – Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)
*Martin Sweet – Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister)
*Erik Martensson – Guitar (Eclipse, W.E.T, Nordic Union, Ammunition)
*Nalle Påhlsson – Bass (Therion, Treat)
*Richard Larsson – Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)
*Chris Laney – Keyboards (Pretty Maids)
*Erik Wiss – Keyboards (Cap Outrun)
*Jonas Källsbäck – Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)
*Efraim Larsson – Drums (Streamline, Diamond Dawn)
*Robban Bäck – Drums (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T)
*Henrik Sethsson – Backing Vocals (Casanovas)

Its pure melodic rock.

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Find Me – Angels in Blue

Find Me – Angels in Blue

“Find Me” is the partnership of duo Daniel Flores of “The Murder Of My Sweet” and vocalist Robbie LeBlanc. Angels in Blue is their third outing together and is firmly planted in the classic rock AOR environment. Think Journey/Styx if you like.… Read the rest

Tug Of War – Soulfire

Tug Of War – Soulfire

Occasionally you come across something that is just……well, great!
This is one of those times.

The album Soulfire was released on the 22nd Feb through Escape Music
Canadian singer BK Morrison started posting some videos on Youtube singing to various tracks in his living room.… Read the rest
White Reaper

White Reaper

Musically White Reaper hark back to a time when British Glam rock ruled the world. Sweet, Marc Bolan, Slade and even Gary Glitter. Its fun and uplifting. The production is crisp and clear with an emphasis on drums. Vocally, there are elements of Noddy Holder and Brian Connolly.… Read the rest

The Dust Coda

The Dust Coda

From their BIO
Formed around the nucleus of Adam Mackie guitarist and singer John Drake, The Dust Coda bring rootsy, soulful, yet edge driven hard rock n roll.

Having honed their sound during 2016 in the studio with award winning producer, Clint Murphy (Thunder, Manic Street Preachers, Devilskin) and on the road playing with the likes of British Lion, Dead Daisies and Black Stone Cherry, they released their self-titled debut album on Friday 27th October 2017.… Read the rest

Motion Device

Motion Device

I feel bad for having just discovered these guys and gals. Motion Device is a Canadian band who play a wonderful blend of Classic Rock, Prog Rock with a touch of power. They are fronted by a young lady called Sara Menoudakis who started singing with the band in 2010 when she was just 9/10.… Read the rest

SKAM

SKAM

Another British band shining a very bright light is SKAM. Classic Rock Magazine had this to say about them….

“Skam are a classic power-trio – ballsy, big, loud – but that doesn’t mean they have to be mindless. Third album, The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard, is a bit more ambitious than the usual new British rock.

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At The Sun

At The Sun

These guys light my fire so to speak! From their bio…
Picture a scene: The Black Crowes sharing a beer with Black Stone Cherry, whilst AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses play pool in the corner. That’ll give you an idea of what to expect from AT THE SUN!… Read the rest

The Bombers – Aussie Hard Rock

The Bombers – Aussie Hard Rock

Actually, Aussie hard rock is a little misleading as The Bombers featured Status Quo’s rhythm section as the basis and starting point of this band. Yes, they were formed in Sydney but basically, the band featured British stalwarts  Alan Lancaster and John Coughlin from the mighty Quo.… Read the rest

Coreign

Coreign

Coreign consists of the incredibly talented husband and wife team Curry and Reto.
Between them they can play just about every instrument! The music created by this unique pairing transcends labels, although Progressive Rock is perhaps the closest fit.

Curry is fond of Progressive Rock and bands like “Within Temptation”, “Evanescence” or “Nightwish”, Reto’s influences mainly stem from Hard Rock, Metal and Punk bands like “Led Zeppelin”, “Cure”, “Ufo” and many others.… Read the rest

Handsome Jack

Handsome Jack

Some people call it a vibe and some people call it a groove. We call it boogie soul. It’s the sound of HANDSOME JACK on their new album “Do What Comes Naturally”.

Produced by Zachary Gabbard of the BUFFALO KILLERS and featuring Bob Nave (of the legendary Lemon Pipers) on hammond organ, among others, the music of this album seamlessly flows through deep dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners, and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease.… Read the rest

Black Whiskey

Black Whiskey

“The more things change, the more they stay the same…”

Over the years the members of Black Whiskey have been involved in genres as diverse as NWOBHM, Thrash Metal, Blues, Alt Rock and Prog Rock. But when Simon Gordon (Vocals, ex- Xentrix, Hellfighter), Kev Ingles (Guitar, ex- 3 State Blues, Swampsnake), Craig Nabbs (Bass, ex –Slaughtered) and Rich Bannister (Drums, ex -Nakedium) spoke about putting a band together the common ground was Classic Rock.… Read the rest

Halflives

Halflives

Having set the tone of their fresh, modern and catchy sound with their singles “Mayday” and “Burn” late 2016, Halflives are having an exciting 2017 with the release of their highly anticipated debut album “Empty Rooms”. With the album title referring to each song as an individual empty room where singer/songwriter Linda Battilani locked away her feelings, “Empty Rooms” is an 8-track condensed broadcast of their anthemic arena rock.… Read the rest

Tori Lamour

Tori Lamour

Watching the young, fresh new talent taking complete control of the stage and rocking out like it’s the only thing keeping her alive; you can’t help but be drawn to Tori Lamour. For those who haven’t seen this artist, this is no manufactured, artificial performer.… Read the rest

CoreLeoni

CoreLeoni

Although not really “New”, Coreleoni is a project of Gotthard guitarist Leo Leoni. His vision was to revisit some of the older, perhaps less heard songs in the Gotthard catalogue and dust them off a little.

Gathering a superb ensemble of musicians around him, including current Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero, they have created a magic album.… Read the rest

Wayward Sons

Wayward Sons

From their bio

Wayward Sons began life early in 2016 after Italian Record label Frontiers approached Toby Jepson with the idea of making a solo album. This was not something that initially rang true with Toby having spent most of his career as a British Rock musician in bands.… Read the rest

Fleesh

Fleesh

Fleesh is a Brazilian rock project formed in 2014 by Gabby Vessoni and Celo Oliveira. Their influences are Marillion, Genesis, Rush, Pink Floyd and many others!

There is little information about Fleesh out there in the wild. The above quote was all they had on their website.… Read the rest