It has recently been a very interesting time for fans of Blue Öyster Cult with the re-issues of the later albums and a couple of very good live sets too but these have all been the 'hors d'oeuvres' as we all patiently waited in anticipation and with great eagerness for something that we all thought we would..
The Italian progressive metal rock band DGM was formed back in 1994 and I actually remember buying the debut album, Change Direction, in 1998 and being rather impressed with them and I thought at the time that they had some work to do to become the finished article but I was certain that they had..
Stardust is a band sure to cause a few surprises with this near perfect melodic rock debut album that is overflowing with tremendously written and perfectly delivered rock tracks that are simply divine. They have a sound that is very transatlantic and come across as a very heady mixture of an early Foreigner, FM, Kingdom..
Still from impulsive video The platinum-selling recording artist and world-class guitarist Orianthi recently announced a 6th November release for her new album, O, via Frontiers Music Srl. It is her first album in seven years. "It is a very inspired album, with things kept pretty raw. I didn't overthink it," explains Orianthi. "Marti [Frederiksen, producer, mixer, co-songwriter] and I wanted..
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Kandia, a Portuguese alternative metal act, to a multi-album deal. Currently working on their label debut for release in 2021, Kandia is one of the first bands signed through the Frontiers & Beyond initiative, which was launched by the label with the intent to sign..
A year ago, the German progressive metal act Vanden Plas delivered The Ghost Xperiment - Awakening, the first half of a two part concept album. It ended on a cliff hanger whereby, during a séance, the main protagonist Gideon Grace at last encounters the ghosts that have haunted him since childhood. Ghosts? Exactly! The dramatic..
It's strange but whenever I think of French bands I always have a picture in my mind of rather esoteric and experimental progressive rock bands with a distinct '70s flavour to them and anyone who has albums released on the 'Musea' label will probably know want I mean. For example, could the amazing Lazuli be..
This is the debut release by Landfall a heavy melodic rock band from Curitiba in Brazil which features the former Auras vocalist Gui Oliver and if you get chance then you should also check out the Auras debut album New Generation which is an excellent melodic release very similar to Journey, Toto and Survivor. Landfall..
We now come to the fifth album by the Italian melodic rock band Hell In The Club which features the talented Davide Moras (Elvenking) on vocals, Andrea Buratto (Eternal Idol/ Secret Sphere) on bass, Marco Lanciotti (Elvenking/Lione Conti/Sacred Heart) on drums and the well respected session musician Andrea Piccardi on guitar. Photo: Manuel Moggio The..
This is the second album by Perfect Plan, a quite splendid melodic rock band from Örnsköldsvik in Sweden, which formed in 2014 and released the fully developed and devastatingly mature debut, All Rise - an absolutely top rate melodic rock album - in 2017 - and was about as perfect as a first album could..