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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
White Reaper

White Reaper

Musically White Reaper hark back to a time when British Glam rock ruled the world. Sweet, Marc Bolan, Slade and even Gary Glitter. Its fun and uplifting. The production is crisp and clear with an emphasis on drums. Vocally, there are elements of Noddy Holder and Brian Connolly.… Read the rest

The Dust Coda

The Dust Coda

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

Motion Device

Motion Device

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

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

SKAM

SKAM

Another British band shining a very bright light is SKAM. Classic Rock Magazine had this to say about them….

“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.

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At The Sun

At The Sun

These guys light my fire so to speak! From their bio…
Picture a scene: The Black Crowes sharing a beer with Black Stone Cherry, whilst AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses play pool in the corner. That’ll give you an idea of what to expect from AT THE SUN!… 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

Coreign

Coreign

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

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

Handsome Jack

Handsome Jack

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