August 6, 2020

Tyketto – Strength In Numbers Live (Frontiers Music)

New York based hard rock band Tyketto formed back in 1987 and released a couple of good albums before falling victim to the rise of grunge. This limited their possibilities as they were deemed unfashionable which ultimately led to the demise of the band in 1996. However, they reformed in 2004 for a reunion tour..

The Dark Element – Songs The Night Sings (Frontiers Music)

The Dark Element hit the ground running with their self titled debut release in 2017 and this exciting new band is now back with their much awaited second album. This Swedish/Finnish joint venture sees former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon combining forces with the songwriter and former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen. Again, his fellow Cain’s..

Quiet Riot – Hollywood Cowboys (Frontiers Music)

The American heavyweights return with their new album following on fairly rapidly from 2017’s Road Rage which saw new singer James Durbin brought in to replace and re-record the vocals of Seann Nicols. Nothing ever seems to be permanent in the Quiet Riot world though as Durbin has subsequently left the band after completing all..

Edge Of Paradise – Universe (Frontiers Music)

Edge Of Paradise is a new heavy rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2011 by singer and pianist Margarita Monet along with guitarist Dave Bates. They have previously released a couple of independent albums but their new album, Universe, is their first on the Frontiers label and I am sure it will not be..

Work Of Art – Exhibits (Frontiers Music)

The melodic rock band Work Of Art go back to 2008 with Exhibits being their much anticipated fourth album and fans, both old and new, will not be disappointed. The melodic and AOR genres will forever be associated with those glorious American bands, Toto, Foreigner and Journey and it is a music form that our..

DAVE COUSINS – Two Weeks Last Summer (Esoteric)

As a slight annex built on to their ongoing Strawbs reissue campaign, Esoteric have unearthed this 1972 solo album by Strawb Supremo Dave Cousins, so named because he did, in fact, record it in two weeks in the Summer of 1972, in between the Strawbs albums Grave New World and Bursting At The Seams. Although..

RPWL – Live From Outer Space (Gentle Art Of Music)

Tight-as-a-drum ensemble playing, even when embarking on lengthy instrumental sojourns This all started, of course, with Pink Floyd. Back in 1997 German proggers RPWL (the initials of the four band members) came together as a Floyd tribute band, and a very, very good one. Within a couple of years, however, they had outgrown the limitations..