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
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
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
Mysterious Australian prog rock legends have released a sequel to a song they originally recorded way back in 1987! Even in the sometimes strange and nebulous world of Progressive Rock, I am certain this has never been done. The original song from 1987 was called Rocking Horse.… 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
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
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
There have been murmurings from the Rolling Stones world about a 2019 US tour! Although they are pushing 80 years old, they can still rock and fill a stadium, which is an amazing feat.
Also in Rolling Stones news, they have finally released the full video of their Voodoo Lounge tour of 1994/95.… Read the rest
Aussie Neo Prog legends Aragon are returning soon after a hiatus of around 14 years!
Beginning way back in 1987 with their self-released demo cassette EP “Rocking Horse” Aragon have (inconsistently!!) released wonderful progressive rock in the vein of Fish-era Marillion, albeit a bit darker and rawer.… Read the rest
A lot of misinterpretation follows John Mayer, especially with the classic rock fraternity. Seen as a sometimes pop, sometimes country artist it seems a lot of people are sadly mistaken. John has the ability to rock out and melt hearts at the same time.… Read the rest
I love Marillion. Their back catalog is huge and if you have just discovered them then you are in for a treat….but what Marillion. A lot of Marillion fans have split the band in two…..Marillion Fish era and current Marillion.
I personally hate the split and have no intention of driving that spike.… Read the rest
Powderfinger release a documentary for their album The Internationalist
They have also released a special deluxe edition of the album today, featuring unreleased tracks and more. Expanding on the LP’s original 13 tracks – which includes fan favourites The Day You Come, Passenger and more – the new release features 35 songs, including a Live At The Wireless recording, B-sides and demos.… Read the rest
It was a sad day when Powderfinger announced it was all over in 2010. 7 Albums and a multitude of tours saw the band grow from strength to strength and then suddenly, it was all over. They announced their demise by stating that Powderfinger had said ‘everything they wanted to say’.… Read the rest