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
Sweet Oblivion and ex Queensryche singer Geoff Tate have come together and pulled off a stunner of an album that certainly gives a nod and a wink to early Queensryche. Released through Frontiers on 14th June worldwide, Sweet Oblivion is a new metal project featuring legendary singer Tate together with a team of skilled Italian musicians put together by Simone Mularoni, the mastermind behind prog metal masters DGM. … 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
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
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…
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
Out of no-where, John Mayer releases a new song and in my opinion, it’s back to form.
After dabbling in a few different styles he has come back to his roots and has released a song full of emotion and stunning guitar work, a little bit of a Southern tinge with a damn fine lyric.… Read the rest
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.
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
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
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
Caught between the worlds of progressive and classic rock, I like Dilemma. I like them a lot. Their new album ‘Random Acts of Liberation’ is full of clean lines and gentle melodies. Listed as a Dutch/British progressive band they have in fact been around for quite a while.… Read the rest