The first item that needs pointing out that this Art Of Illusion is a melodic rock band from Sweden and not the Polish progressive metal of the same name that has been around for almost 20 years. The name of the Swedish band is a quite a clever play on the names of the previous..
Perticone is a new band put together by Martin Perticone, a very well established musician from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Not a name I have come across before but it seems that he has been involved with the music industry since the age of 13 when he joined the Fondo Blues as the lead singer and..
Wildness - Markus, Erik M, Erik F, Marcus, Pontus It still baffles me as to why there are so many high quality bands coming from Scandinavia and there can be fewer areas of the planet that have produced so many bands with so many totally different styles from such small populations. Whatever the reason is..
East Temple Avenue is a new project put together by the Australian guitarist, songwriter and producer Darren Phillips and he also hosts a melodic rock radio show back in his native Sydney. He has built up a wealth of contacts due to the show and this has already led to an album of collaborations being..
Alien is a Swedish melodic rock band with a long history behind it which dates as far back as 1986 but there have been also been several periods of extended inactivity and quite a few musicians have come and gone in the intervening years. The group was formed by guitarist Tony Borg and vocalist Jim..
Imperium is a new project put together by the versatile Finnish drummer Mika Brushane (Strike), a musician equally at home with jazz as he is metal. Brushane has developed the Imperium name as a vehicle for '80s influenced AOR/melodic rock as he was compiling songs with his band Strike and needed a new and different..
The Canadian vocalist Rob Moratti may already be known to you as the singer with fellow Canadian band Saga between 2008 and 2011 and he supplied the vocals on The Human Condition album. He also was the voice on the four albums put out by AOR band Final Frontier as well as having his own..
Atlas is a relatively new British melodic rock band from Manchester and has already released an EP in 2017 and the full debut In Pursuit Of Memory in 2018. This means that Parallel Love is that important second album and the band have spent a lot of time in the studio making sure that it..
Trishula is a rather fine melodic rock band put together by most talented duo of guitarist Neil Fraser and singer Jason Morgan, two musicians with a wealth of experience between them with Morgan singing with the band Orangefall and also supplying backing vocals on Magnum's latest album The Serpent Rings and Fraser playing and/or recording..
Music has the ability to make you time travel and you only after hear a specific song and you are back in your schooldays, on that holiday you'll never forget or that cherished date with a loved one. Similarly with this new work by Rough Diamond, after about 30 seconds I was back in the..