Arkado is a melodic rock band from Ödåkra, Helsingborg, Sweden. They were founded as far back as 1983 and were originally known as BB2 (Better Be Together) and - interesting fact alert - they recorded a single that the local football club, Ödåkra IF, still play at every match to this day. It takes me..
Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” on June 26, 2020. The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video “We are really excited for our fans to be able to get..
Pattern-Seeking Animals arrived suddenly on the scene in July of last year when producer and writer John Boegehold teamed up with current and former members of Spocks Beard he had worked with in the past (Ted Leonard, Dave Meros and Jimmy Keegan) and delivered an eponymous debut album that was met with high praise from..
Another quick jump in the time machine takes us back to the '80s when several fledgling Norwegian bands were just starting out with bands like TNT and Stage Dolls gaining international recognition but it just did not seem to happen for Return, a melodic rock band out of Stange, Hedmark. Whilst not gaining the recognition..
Deadrisen is a new band put together by old stagers Mike LePond and Rod Rivera and they have brought in a talented and intriguing team of musicians with vocalist Will Shaw (Heir Apparent), keyboardist Tony Stahl (Livesay) and drummer Dan Prestup (Midnight Eternal) joining guitarist Rivera (Christian rock band Rivera Bomma) and the ever busy..
Lord Of Light is a band created by Swedish composer and multi instrumentalist Nicklas Kirkeval and he supplied vocals, guitar and keyboards for the album with Alfred Andersson on bass guitar and Jesper Sunnhagen on drums. Kirkeval originally put this album out on digital platform only in 2019 as he did not have a label..
Khymera initially began life as a project put together by Italian producer/musician Daniele Liverani and the Kansas vocalist Steve Walsh but it became more of a fully functioning band when bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69/Unisonic and now Magnum) came on board as vocalist for the second album. Although only the backing vocalist in Pink..
Hex A.D. have produced a stunning album mixing psychedelic, doom and progressive metal in an inspired cocktail. Norway’s Hex A.D. have been ploughing a path of psychedelic doom metal for a number of years and this is now their fourth album. I’ve no idea what the intriguing title might mean but it certainly grabs your..
Åskväder are a tuneful, melodic power-trio from Gothenburg, Sweden, whose self-titled debut album contains ten tracks of classic 'Scandinavian rock'. The band was formed in 2018 and consists of Staffan Persson (previously in Let Them Hang) with his lightning-speed bass grooves, Jon Solheim (ex Dödaren, Solheim, Dådet) on drums and lead vocals, and Martin Gut..
Finnish hard rockers Shiraz Lane recently completed a trip to North America (for the Monsters of Rock Cruise), as well as their first headlining tour of mainland Europe, just before the continent was brought to a halt by COVID-19 and forced the postponement of other current touring plans. Rather than just sitting around until the summer, the..