Actually, the title is misleading. They never went away, but I did loose contact. Turn back the clock. I was 18 maybe 19. The NWOBHM had just hit and I was prime target material. Maiden, Saxon, Leppard were all strutting their stuff of early beginnings and I was falling for it.… Read the rest
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons are a classic rock band established by the ex motorhead guitarist. They released their first self titled recording, and subsequently performed support slots with mates Hawkwind, GnR and Australia’s Airbourne The band completed a successful headlining tour of the U.K.… Read the rest
Look, I love Kamelot and so should you.
It’s heavy, melodic and without a doubt, they have one of the best singers in the world in Sweden’s Tommy Karevik. Just listen to ‘Under Grey Skies’ below to be amazed featuring Charlotte Wessels from Delain.… Read the rest
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…
Occasionally you come across something that is just……well, great!
This is one of those times.
Canadian singer BK Morrison started posting some videos on Youtube singing to various tracks in his living room.
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
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
Another British band shining a very bright light is SKAM. Classic Rock Magazine had this to say about them….
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“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.
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 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
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
“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
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
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