It is always nice to see the old NWOBHM bands still recording and performing great music after some 40 years. The Tygers Of Pan Tang were one of the bigger bands of the movement who had all the right pieces of the jigsaw and really should have gone on to have some of the fame..
Singer extraordinaire Jorn Lande released the first Hard Rock Radio compilation in 2016 and this was a very pleasing album on which Jorn could have a bit of fun and play some of the songs that he has enjoyed and found inspirational in his career. Never an artist allow the dust to settle, he is..
Anyone out there remember Power Pop? It’s the closest tag I could think of for a lot of music coming out of Sweden from the nineties onwards that’s collectively badged as Swedish Action Rock. Among the early leaders of this movement were bands such as The Hellacopters, H.E.A.T. and Entombed, but there’s plenty more where..
Like Sunburst Finish before it, it's a meticulously arranged album, with not a note out of place and everything in the service of the song Be Bop Deluxe, led by the closest thing the '70s had to a second Bryan Ferry in the shape of the dapper and stylish Bill Nelson, were always a square..
The German power metal band Blind Guardian seems to be incapable of doing simple or low scale productions. Everything that they do is just so BIG in the same way that Douglas Adams so cleverly attempted to describe the size of space in the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy! Blind Guardian is another of those..
In a genre where it’s often hard not to draw clear similarities to classic high-energy rock’n’roll acts that we got to know and love from the '70s and '80s Beat City Tubeworks are doing their damnedest to create something unique of their own, whilst clearly paying their dues to those who’ve gone before. Formed in..
Once upon a time, there were a small number of 'supergroups', we all knew who they were and why exactly they were supergroups - Cream, Blind Faith, ELP to name but three. However, these days all it seems to qualify for the title is by having two or three musicians from separate groups and so..
Is there anyone out there who has never heard of Blue Öyster Cult? Good, I thought not! I always considered them to be one of the very few American serious contenders to the British heavy rock bands of the '70s and they truly deserve to be the heavyweights in the rock world that they are...
Jeff Waters and co. are back with their 17th (wow!) album, less than three years after the great For The Demented. Just a little bit awkwardly titled, Ballistic, Sadistic features Fabio Alessandrini, with everything else (vocals included) performed and recorded by Waters (Mr. Riff) himself. The album picks up just where For The Demented left,..
US guitar legend, VINNIE MOORE, has announced the release of his new album “Soul Shifter” in Europe and UK on February 21th, 2020 via Mind’s Eye Music / Cargo Records UK. The follow up to Vinnie’s critically acclaimed 2015 “Arerial Visions” is Vinnie's 9th solo album and features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo..