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
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
“The more things change, the more they stay the same…”
Over the years the members of Black Whiskey have been involved in genres as diverse as NWOBHM, Thrash Metal, Blues, Alt Rock and Prog Rock. But when Simon Gordon (Vocals, ex- Xentrix, Hellfighter), Kev Ingles (Guitar, ex- 3 State Blues, Swampsnake), Craig Nabbs (Bass, ex –Slaughtered) and Rich Bannister (Drums, ex -Nakedium) spoke about putting a band together the common ground was Classic Rock.… Read the rest
Having set the tone of their fresh, modern and catchy sound with their singles “Mayday” and “Burn” late 2016, Halflives are having an exciting 2017 with the release of their highly anticipated debut album “Empty Rooms”. With the album title referring to each song as an individual empty room where singer/songwriter Linda Battilani locked away her feelings, “Empty Rooms” is an 8-track condensed broadcast of their anthemic arena rock.… Read the rest
Although not really “New”, Coreleoni is a project of Gotthard guitarist Leo Leoni. His vision was to revisit some of the older, perhaps less heard songs in the Gotthard catalogue and dust them off a little.
Gathering a superb ensemble of musicians around him, including current Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero, they have created a magic album.… 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
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
Oh……That drum sound is to die for was all I could think when I first heard UK’s Tax The Heat. ‘Change Your Position’ is the latest 12 track beauty from this four piece and it rocks. Formed in Bristol, England, their debut album ‘Fed to the Lions’ hit you like a giant wet salmon to the back of the head.… 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