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.

Martha Tilston – The Tape (Squiggly Records)

Martha Tilston is an English folk singer songwriter based in Cornwall with over 20-years of experience as a recording artist. She is the daughter of the singer songwriter Steve Tilston and stepdaughter of the Irish folk artist Maggie Boyle so it is fair to say that she has music in her blood and was, literally,..

Thomas Carlsen’s Transmission – Redemption EP (Independent)

Thomas Carlsen is a Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and song writer with Transmission being his latest project which is very much inspired by classic '80s metal from the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Queensrÿche and that is not a bad list of musical inspirations and comparisons by any standards. Carlsen plays all instruments but has..

Seething Akira – Dysfunctional Wonderland (FiXT)

I first came across Seething Akira with the debut release of Sleepy Skeletor when they were a new and unsigned band but were already creating a big buzz with their intense energy levels and supercharged gigs. They were a band very much a work in progress but everything seemed to be just about in the..

Stone Deaf – Killers (Coffin & Bolt Records)

Stone Deaf is a dark and brooding American rock band formed in New Castel, Colorado in 2014 with Killers being the band's third album to date. Stone Deaf a difficult band to categorise as they have incorporated elements of grunge and punk into their throbbing and intense vibes and are mostly in Queens Of The..

Peter H. Nilsson – Sign Of Myself (AOR Heaven)

Peter H. Nilsson is a Swedish guitarist who has been present on the rock scene for many years and has built up quite a reputation as a guitar player of great skill and a talented songwriter too. He released his first solo album, Little American Dream, in 2019 which probably would correctly lead you to..

M.ILL.ION – Back On Track (AOR Heaven)

Those with long enough memories may recall the Swedish hard melodic rock band with the rather odd name of M.ILL.ION which was formed in 1989 and released seven rather fine rock albums before splitting in 2014. The band was formed by bassist B J Laneby being a hard working musician with a definite plan for..

Newman – Into The Monsters’ Playground (AOR Heaven)

The British singer, guitarist and songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman back in 1997 with the intention for it to be a melodic rock band inspired by the past but looking to the future and with the songs to be progressive, hook laden, melodic and incisive. This ethos has obviously stood him in good..

The Grandmaster – Skywards – (Frontiers Music)

The Grandmaster is the latest project on the Frontiers label and they most certainly make sure that their artists are kept busy, and why not, as the label is constantly looking for the perfect vehicle for the amazing singers they have in their roster. Skywards brings together the immaculate German power metal guitarist Jens Ludwig..