WITHERING SCORN : ‘Prophets Of Demise’ – debut album by new metal act featuring former members of Megadeth, King Diamond and Firewind | out 07 July 2023 via Frontiers

Withering Scorn is a monstrous new heavy metal machine featuring guitarist Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth, King Diamond), drummer Shawn Drover (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth), bassist Joe DiBiase (ex-Fates Warning) and vocalist Henning Basse (ex-Metalium, Firewind). They will release their debut album, Prophets Of Demise, on 7th July, with its title track available as a single now.Withering..

Mexican metallers AGORA release new album ‘Empire’ on 9th June, out on Crusader Records

Mexican metallers Agora have announced the release of their upcoming album Empire, set to release via Crusader Records / Golden Robot Records, on June 9. Empire contains two unique tracks co-written by the great, multi-award winning, and well-known American keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion, Dream Theatre, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper). This 2023 Agora has chosen to release..

VARIOUS ARTISTS : ‘Steel Bars – A Rock Tribute To Michael Bolton’ | collection pays homage to early career of US singer out 07 July 2023 via Frontiers

Steel Bars - A Rock Tribute To Michael Bolton is a brand new collection of covers that pays tribute to the esteemed US singer and songwriter Michael Bolton, who recently turned 70. Out on 7th July, a first single from it entitled Save Our Love featuring the highly touted Argentinian vocalist Santiago Ramonda of Stormwarning..

Einar Solberg – 16 (InsideOut Music)

Listen to 16, and the question that will come to your mind is this: what will be the second best prog album of 2023? Solberg surely has the top spot nailed. How important is the quality of a singer’s voice versus the music that accompanies them? If you take Barbara Streisand for example, then people..

Mecca – Everlasting (Frontiers Music)

There is a plentiful supply of quality AOR around at the moment with new music coming from a variety of bands ranging from the giants of those halcyon days of the '70s and '80s, so-called 'newer' groups who came onto the scene around the millennium through to the brand new acts who seem to delight..

EDGE OF PARADISE : ‘Hologram’ – fantastic fifth album by LA hard rockers fronted by Margarita Monet | out 14 July 2023 via Frontiers

Los Angeles-based Edge Of Paradise will release a new studio album entitled Hologram on 14th July, with its title track as a single from available now. Founder members Margarita Monet (vocals) and Dave Bates (lead guitar) have found their perfect partners-in-crime in Jamie Moreno (drums), David Ruiz (rhythm guitar) and Kenny Lockwood (bass). Sounding tighter than ever, the..

Voyager take the stage at the Eurovision grand final!

Photo: Mike Dann. Tomorrow, the synthsational outfit VOYAGER will perform on the world's largest stage, the Eurovision Song Contest 2023! The prog outfit will perform their song Promise at the grand final tomorrow, May 13th. To vote, please visit https://www.esc.vote. VOYAGER will take the stage as #15 in the running order! You can cast up to 20 votes either via SMS,..

Black Dog String Quartet – A Thousand Times Brighter

What the Black Dog String Quartet do here that sounds unique to me is to fully maintain that classical style of quartet writing – without drifting into providing just pleasant background noises - while adding the human voice and in some cases brass, percussion, and upright bass. It’s a winning combination. It seems to me..