October 1, 2020

Author: Terry Craven

A former reviewer and member of the Classic Rock Society having been involved since its early days. .Enjoys virtually all forms of music but first real love is Progressive Rock. Top three band, in no particular order, are Pink Floyd, Rush and the mighty Judas Priest.

Praying Mantis – Keep It Alive (Frontiers Music)

The roots of Praying Mantis go back to the early '70s when the Troy brothers, Tino and Chris, put the band together but it was the burgeoning NWOBHM movement that saw them come to prominence with their first recordings and some high calibre tour slots. They have had a most interesting career since those early..

Tyketto – Strength In Numbers Live (Frontiers Music)

New York based hard rock band Tyketto formed back in 1987 and released a couple of good albums before falling victim to the rise of grunge. This limited their possibilities as they were deemed unfashionable which ultimately led to the demise of the band in 1996. However, they reformed in 2004 for a reunion tour..

The Dark Element – Songs The Night Sings (Frontiers Music)

The Dark Element hit the ground running with their self titled debut release in 2017 and this exciting new band is now back with their much awaited second album. This Swedish/Finnish joint venture sees former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon combining forces with the songwriter and former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen. Again, his fellow Cain’s..

Quiet Riot – Hollywood Cowboys (Frontiers Music)

The American heavyweights return with their new album following on fairly rapidly from 2017’s Road Rage which saw new singer James Durbin brought in to replace and re-record the vocals of Seann Nicols. Nothing ever seems to be permanent in the Quiet Riot world though as Durbin has subsequently left the band after completing all..

Edge Of Paradise – Universe (Frontiers Music)

Edge Of Paradise is a new heavy rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2011 by singer and pianist Margarita Monet along with guitarist Dave Bates. They have previously released a couple of independent albums but their new album, Universe, is their first on the Frontiers label and I am sure it will not be..