Joe Bonamassa – Royal Tea (Provogue/Mascot)

Spoiler alert - We are living through what we may one day refer to as Joe's ‘classic period’.  Like many a musician, Joe Bonamassa has settled into a routine of releasing studio albums of original music once every couple of years for the last decade or so. Unlike most artists, he has been interspersing this..

Skeletoon – Nemesis (Scarlet Records)

Some bands take themselves very seriously indeed and could even be called po-faced and then there are those that revel in absurdity, adding a little humour to the proceedings and taking a lighter attitude to life and music. Such bands like Evil Scarecrow and Gloryhammer are totally crazy and play with tongues stuck firmly in..

Prins Svart – Under Jord (Musica Ex Machina)

Prins Svart is yet another Swedish rock band but the real surprise is that it is one that is virtually different to any other band hailing from those shores. For a start, the vocals are all in Swedish so it is a band that likes to make a statement as it blend progressive and heavy..

Anthony Phillips – Missing Links I – IV (Esoteric)

There's been something of a renaissance these last several years with regard to the music of Anthony Phillips, and fans have been suitably spoiled as a result - especially those with an affinity for boxed sets. Esoteric Recordings have seen to that with their extensive reissue campaign, resurrecting titles from across Ant's vast catalogue, giving..

Tanna – Storm In Paradise (AOR Heaven)

Tanna is a melodic rock band from Finland with quite a history behind it having initial being formed in the mid-'80s by the singer and guitarist Tapani 'Tanna' Tikkanen. The debut, Unelmien Viidakossa was released in 1985 with a live album following it up shortly afterwards and the final studio album, Onnensoturi, being put out in..

THE STRAY CATS REVEAL ‘THREE TIMES A CHARM (LIVE)’FROM NEW LIVE ALBUM ‘ROCKED THIS TOWN: FROM LA TO LONDON’ OUT NOW VIA SURFDOG RECORDS

ROCKED THIS TOWN: FROM LA TO LONDON is the name of the new live album by The STRAY CATS.  Available now via Surfdog Records and distributed by Mascot Label Group (CD Boxset, Light Blue 2LP, Digital), this collection of 23 tracks recorded during the band's critically acclaimed 40th Anniversary Tour combines their unparalleled virtuosity and red-hot rock & roll spirit, all raw and completely live--the..