Toby Hitchcock – Changes (Frontiers Music)

You only need to see the name of Toby Hitchcock to know that you are in a safe pair of hands and a vocal masterclass is always guaranteed. Hitchcok has built up a solid reputation as a vocalist of renown with Pride Of Lions, the AOR band which was founded by the Survivor guitarist Jim..

Hardline – Heart, Mind And Soul (Frontiers Music)

Another name that needs either minimal or even no introduction is the American melodic rock band Hardline, a truly wonderful AOR band and another that consistently delivers classic hard rocking AOR albums. They hit the ground running in 1991 with a truly stellar line-up including the Gioeli brothers, Neal Schon, Todd Jensen and Deen Castronovo..

Fang – Spun Helga (Die Laughing Records)

There is a lot of history behind Fang, an American proto-punk band that was formed in the early '80s then moved to Great Britain before moving again and settling in Bremen, Germany where they engaged in frequent violent exchanges on the streets of Bremen with political parties of the far right and managed to record..

TOYAH – The Blue Meaning: Expanded Edition (Cherry Red)

With the context of the passing of time, this is all brilliantly boundary-pushing music, and The Blue Meaning is an album which could astound the unprepared. Pure gold. The Cherry Red Toyah reissue programme continues with the second album, 1980's The Blue Meaning, following on from the excellent reissue of the Sheep Farming In Barnet..

Devils In Heaven – Rise (AOR Heaven)

A trip back in time now to the mid-'80s for the Tasmanian rock band Devils In Heaven. As with so many others, the band originally began life as a covers band but when they left Launceston in 1989 to move to Northern Queensland they began mixing in original songs amongst the covers and learned their..

King Company – Trapped (AOR Heaven)

Any new release by Finland's King Company is to be welcomed with the band's new third album very much continuing the most exciting and superior metal exhibited on One For The Road from 2016 and Queen Of Hearts from 2018. The band has now moved from the Frontiers label to AOR Heaven and those at..