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..

Midnight Prey – Uncertain Times (Dying Victims Productions)

Dying Victims Productions are the proud presenters of this debut album by Midnight Fury, with "Uncertain Times" being highly anticipated on the band's home turf of Germany. Described as playing “honest rock music on real instruments”, Midnight Prey are a trio soaked in the best old-school traditions of classic rock and like nothing better than..

Van Alen – String Theory

Van Alen has been a guitarist for over 20 years now, starting when he was 14 and having had professional training while still in his teens in order to be able to play like his idols Slash, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. So he was a relatively “driven” youngster, keen to understand the theory, structure..