Frost* – 13 Winters (InsideOut)

An eight-disc treasure chest that rewards the patience of starved Frost*heads... When it rains, it pours. Or maybe in Frost's case, when it snows, it… er, never mind. The fact is, until this year there hadn't been a new Frost* release in four years. Then in June came Others, a digital EP of new material..

Motion Device IV

Motion Device – Motion Device IV

You’re got to admire bands like Motion Device that have worked their way up from the bottom of the ladder. This Canadian band started by posting covers of classic songs on YouTube. They were teenagers at the time – or pre-teenage as in the case of singer Sara Menoudakis who dressed up as Ozzy and..

Lazarus Dream – Alive (Pride & Joy Music)

Lazarus Dream Lazarus Dream is a new hard rock project put together by the German pairing of Markus Pfeffer and Carsten Schulz with Alive. Being the debut release featuring thirteen tracks for 72-minutes of superior hard rock very much in Whitesnake's Slip Of The Tongue territory. Markus Pfeffer is a well established multi-instrumentalist and was..

Light Engineering – The Ghost in the Studio (Northern Soundscapes)

Light Engineering is another project from the prolific singer/songwriter Tim Hunter, a Yorkshire-based musician but also script-writer, actor, music-producer and record label owner (Northern Soundscapes). Tim describes Light Engineering as a side project, although given the above litany of skills he is clearly a restless creative sort! The name Light Engineering originated as a spin-off..

WILDSTREET release official video for single ‘Still Love You’, out now on Golden Robot Records.

Having recently signed to Golden Robot Records, WILDSTREET has now released the official video for their new single Still Love You. Trading in their usual hard rock guitars for acoustic instruments, the song optimistically reflects on lost love and heartache. The Prince inspired ending guitar solo by the band's singer, Eric Jayk, reminds the listener that love songs still rock!..

Colorado’s STONE DEAF are set to release their latest single “Cloven Hoof” from their upcoming album ‘Killers’ via Coffin & Bolt/Golden Robot Records on November 23rd.

Colorado's STONE DEAF are set to release their latest single Cloven Hoof via Coffin & Bolt/Golden Robot Records on November 23rd.Cloven Hoof comes off their upcoming album Killers. Cloven Hoof is the follow up to their recent single Polaroid. There is a uniqueness to STONE DEAF, they manage to blend desert and stoner rock with an old-school US punk edge and that is..

SAOR wins ‘Best Metal’ category at the Scottish Alternative Music Award

Caledonian metal band SAOR have won the category 'Best Metal' at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA's) recognizes the best new Scottish music, shining a spotlight across an eclectic range of contemporary music genres. Frontman Andy Marshall comments: "Thanks to everyone who voted for us, I really appreciate it. It's been a tough year,..

Alien – Into The Future (AOR Heaven)

Alien is a Swedish melodic rock band with a long history behind it which dates as far back as 1986 but there have been also been several periods of extended inactivity and quite a few musicians have come and gone in the intervening years. The group was formed by guitarist Tony Borg and vocalist Jim..

JON ANDERSON – Song Of Seven (reissue) (Esoteric)

(The title track) remains the finest composition Anderson has recorded as a solo artist It's probably fair to say that Jon Anderson's solo work outside of Yes, like his collaborations with Vangelis, has generally been best described as the figurative 'Curate's Egg' - good in parts. Following his first solo release, 1976's Olias Of Sunhillow,..