...Medicine Man ... has every single aspect of what made the Stones genuinely thrilling in 1972 right in place. Okay, an admission here before we go any further: when I see EPs by a new band I generally tend to give them cursory attention at best. Not because of any distrust of the music contained..
With The Far Star, Apotheus have created a fascinating and original concept album that cuts across the progressive, progressive metal and melodic death genres. Put your hand up please if your favourite band is from Portugal. No takers there, I suspect, unless you happen to be a big fan of the Fado. OK, put your..
One of the impressive things about the album is the track sequencing, which juxtaposes the disparate influences of the tracks without ever making it abrupt enough to jar the flow. This is an album I’ve been waiting for eagerly since it was first mooted some months ago. For those who aren’t aware, Moon Halo is..
This is the debut release by this new Swedish hard rock outfit and shows a band that has taken influences from the past masters like Sabbath and Guns ‘N Roses and mixed them with the more modern tones of bands Alter Bridge and fellow Swedes Hardcore Superstar. Photo by Georgios Grigoriadis This is riff heavy..
Edge Of Forever is a melodic/hard rock band from Italy and was formed in 2003 with Native Soul being their fourth release. They kept the same five man line-up for the first two albums, Feeding The Fire in 2004 and Let The Demon Rock ‘N’ Roll in 2005 but introduced some significant changes for Another..
Universe is the debut release by this hard rock band formed in London in 2009 by vocalist and guitarist Alessio Garavello, guitarist Michael Kew, bassist Andrea Lonardi and drummer Tim Hall. They have plenty of experience behind them too with Garavello being ex-Power Quest and Arthemis and he has taken this power metal background into..
Yet another of those great melodic rock bands coming out of Sweden, House Of Shakira formed around 1991 but it was not until 1997 that they finally released Lint, their quiet exceptional and very well received debut album. They have since followed this with quite regular releases although it does seem that the general consensus..
As most of you will probably know, American Tony Harnell was the vocalist with the brilliant Norwegian melodic rock band TNT and he had several stints with them before leaving for the last time (possibly... but you never quite know) in 2017. TNT have survived numerous line-up changes over the years with guitarist Ronni Le..
The Murder Of My Sweet is a symphonic rock band formed in Sweden in 2006 by drummer and producer Daniel Flores with the name being taken from the film noir Murder, My Sweet. Their naming is somewhat significant in that the project was formed to produce music that is designed to match the dynamic of..
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..