The latest addition to the ever expanding list of fine Swedish hard hitting melodic rock bands is Winding Road which only began life in 2018 and this self-titled album is their very mature and perfectly balanced debut. The two founding and well established musicians Magnus Åkerlund (Blender) and Jan Hedlund (Coastline, Eagle Down) got together with..
Stephen Crane is not a name I know or even remember from the '80s when this album initially came out but he is an American singer, song writer and bass player from Wichita Falls, Texas. For sure, the album screams '80s as loud as it possibly can as the sound and production is so very..
OK, so no prizes for guessing that the band Paris comes from France with the duo that makes up the band coming from Bouffémont which is just 15km north of the great city. The musicians involved in the group are Frédéric Dechavanne who supplies the vocals and keyboards with Sébastien Montet on guitar, keyboards and backing vocals..
Some out there may recall the album Zero Four One being released in 1987 by the Scottish band Glasgow but then again a lot of you probably will not. A clever title, it is actually the dialling code for Glasgow, and the band could almost have been sponsored by the Scottish tourist board as they..
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..