Is it really five years since The Resurrection Kings released their incredible eponymous debut album, a real heavy metal extravaganza that was a pure delight? Initially seen as a project but, thankfully, we now have the band's second release which seamlessly picks up where the debut finished and it is almost as if time has..
These days, the first question you have to ask when a new L. A. Guns album pops up is which version of the band it is. Is it the Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis version or is it the Steve Riley version now officially known as Riley's L. A. Guns following a court case to..
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..
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..
Netta Laurenne & Noora Louhimo. Photo by Robert Frankó RobeDroid Photography Maybe it is a sign of the times. The decline in physical music and the lost art of the first play of a new album and pouring over the details in the insert as part of the ritual. Not just the lyrics or the..
I think you all know the format by now and exactly what to expect from the former Stratovarius guitarist with The Enigma Birth being the fourth part of his crazy but brilliant power metal opera produced under the name of Timo Tolkki's Avalon. Tolkki has hit on a winning formula and the old adage "if..
Los Angeles based hard rock act Edge Of Paradise have announced the upcoming release of their new studio album, The Unknown. Produced by Howard Benson, Neil Sanderson and Mike Plotnikoff, it will be released on 17th September. A new single entitled My Method Your Madness is available now, which lead singer Margarita Monet states "is super..
You may recognise the name of Kent Hilli as the singer with the Swedish melodic rock band Perfect Plan, a sophisticated AOR group that has released two high quality albums of polished melodic rock gold very much in Journey and Toto territory. If you haven't sampled this fine band yet then you are most definitely..
Chalice Of Sin is a new and very exciting heavy metal band built around the unmistakable vocals of Wade Black of Crimson Glory, Seven Witches and Leatherwolf fame. Whether it is a one-off project or a long term band commitment waits to be seen but based on the wonderfully epic heavy metal music that the..
Known as the lead vocalist of Swedish hard rock band degreed, Robin Red has announced the September release of his self-titled debut solo album via Frontiers Music Srl. A first single from the record entitled Don't Leave Me (With A Broken Heart) is available now, of which Red says: "it was originally written by Thomas Jakobsson and..