Dion’s Blues With Friends is released on June 5th through Keeping The Blues Alive Records, a new label started by Joe Bonamassa and his manager Roy Weisman, aiming to provide a platform for musical talent in blues and blues-rock based music and to help encourage the careers of extraordinary musical talent. Dion's guests include the..
The 1980s was very much the decade of Hair Metal or Glam Metal. Those who grew up in the 80s as teenagers might look back at the period nostalgically but most of the rest of us who grew up before or after that decade probably cringe at the sight of the ridiculous quantity of hair..
The first three tracks are faultless metal classics. They represent an amazing leap forward by the band. This band tags itself as ‘Epic Doom Metal’ but if you are not keen on doom metal then PLEASE do keep reading! This Florida-based band’s 2018 eponymously titled second album introduced keyboards, softening their Candlemass-influenced roots, and that..
The German heavy metal band that is The Unity has rapidly made a quite a name for themselves with their inspirational hard and melodic metal. Pride is now their third album, and shows that the band is not content to rest on its laurels as they continually strive to push the heavy melodic rock boundaries..
A richly varied and ultimately beautiful listening experience... Remember that progressive rock band with the strange storybook epics, grand keyboard solos, and charismatic front man who left the group following their concept double album about a young man on a bizarre journey in New York City? You may recall that the drummer also had a..
An album which really should have no right to sound this good after half a lifetime away Comebacks. They are sometimes expected and sometimes surprising. For every unsurprising Status Quo retirement U-turn, there is a, well, entirely surprising Status Quo 'Frantic Four' reunion, to stay on the same theme! However, there can surely not have..
Back in the post Thin Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott as Grand Slam. Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, with Phil Lynott’s untimely death leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music to this day.Laurence went on to make his name playing with UFO but always..
AMORPHIS is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Due to the current situation, the band's official anniversary tour has had to be postponed, but no worries - to cheer their fans up, AMORPHIS will play two live-stream shows on June 3rd and 4th 2020. “Amorphis has received a lot of requests for live streaming, so..
Altaria is a heavy melodic rock band from Jakobstad in Finland, formed in 2000 by ex-Blindside members Marko Pukkila (bass) and Tony Smedjebacka (drums). They were soon joined by vocalist Johan Mattjus and guitarists Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica) and Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish) to make a very strong team for the debut release, Invitation, in 2003...
New Wave of Classic Rock favourites Bad Touch release their new studio album Kiss The Sky on Friday 19th June 2020. Their fourth album, I would say it's their most complete collection of material to date with the band having gone for a stripped-back no-nonsense production built around what they do best, which is writing..