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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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