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Alchemy – New Album “Dyadic”

Alchemy – New Album “Dyadic”

Italian AOR band Alchemy have released their second album titled Dyadic and its a ripper. Melodic Rock at its finest. 11 Tracks of rich melodies with fine vocals, lush harmonies backed up by fine guitar playing. The rythm section is solid and the recording is superb.… Read the rest

Trishula – Scared To Breathe

Trishula – Scared To Breathe

UK Guitarist Neil Fraser  is back with band ‘Trishula’  and their latest release Scared To Breathe. This slice of melodic rock has all the components of arena rock in the Avantasia tradition. To give you an idea,  Neil has played, toured and/or recorded with bands and artists such as TEN, Rage of Angels, Tony Mills (TNT, SHY).… Read the rest
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

One More Weekend – De-Icing My Car

One More Weekend – De-Icing My Car

One More Weekend are an up-and-coming young rock band who have just recently signed a European deal with Sliptrick Records.

The potential here is quite astonishing. Hard to pigeonhole, they move quite effortlessly through a range of styles.

This is their third video single taken from the debut album and it’s a banger.… 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
Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves are a straight-talkin’ hard rockin’ four-piece from Geelong, Australia. This no-nonsense blues-based blend throws out hints of early Whitesnake mixed with the sass of Van Halen and I like it. ‘Art of the Heart” was the first single taken from their album “So Dirty Right” which was released on April the 6th 2018.… 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

Silverfaces Split

Silverfaces Split

Sad news emerges from Holland as The Silverfaces announced their split. Touted as one of the bands to watch three years ago the Silverfaces had a strong Zep/Doors feel about their music. The band were together for just 5 short years.… Read the rest

Rush – Hemispheres 40th Anniversary

Rush – Hemispheres 40th Anniversary

Rush have released 1978’s Hemispheres in various 40th Anniversary editions. Hemispheres contained a lot of Rush classic tracks that were still performed live even on their last tour. Songs such as ‘Cygnus X-1’, instrumental ‘La Villa Strangiato’ and the politically charged ‘The Trees’ all made their debut on Hemispheres.… Read the rest

Electric Boys New Album

Electric Boys New Album

Sweden’s own ‘Electric Boys’ have just released a ripper new album called ‘The Ghost Ward Diaries’. Formed way back in 88 and enjoying cult status fame throughout Europe this is the bands sixth album release. Chock full of classic rock riffs and melodies its a pleaser for sure.… Read the rest

Men At Work Reform and Tour

Men At Work Reform and Tour

To be perfectly honest, I never know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I have seen many reformations come and go and my opinion is its mostly bad. Generally, I believe a band has a moment, a ‘magic’ time if you like, where everything just clicks and is on fire.… Read the rest

UGLY MELON – What A Name

UGLY MELON – What A Name

Canada’s Ugly Melon have their roots based firmly in the sounds of Zep and Sabbath. Hard-drivin’ rock to be proud of. Formed in 2014 from a collaboration through friendships they are no strangers to the stage. They all had been in various bands supporting acts such as Bon Jovi and Def Leppard and had seen the good, the bad and the…..… Read the rest