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
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
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
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
The hugely popular Inglorious have given us a new taster from their forthcoming album. Its the title track, “Ride To Nowhere”.
First thoughts…Its a little more modern sounding than their previous two albums. Having said that, it does tip its hat to the blues based roots of the band.… 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