One Man’s Trash | History

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Fresh from the highly acclaimed Kimball-Jamison project album, iconic AOR singer Jimi Jamison debuts for the second time in 2011 with a new project One Man’s Trash. One Man’s Trash is Jamison joining forces with German songwriter/guitarist Fred Zahl, [...]

Paradise Inc | Time

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Time is the debut album by newcomer Brazilian melodic-hard-rock, AOR group Paradise Inc. The band’s core comprises of guitarist Marcos Peres, bassist Rick A. and drummer Allan Juliano. You would expect that, having been signed by German AOR label Avenue [...]

Robin Beck | The Great Escape

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — The Great Escape is the eighth studio album by female melodic rock queen Robin Beck and the fifth since her comeback as a recording artist in 2003. The Great Escape is essentially a musical triangle featuring Robin Beck on lead vocals, James Christian on [...]

Kimball-Jamison | Kimball-Jamison

by Justin Gaines Staff Writer — Leave it to the good people at Frontiers to come up with yet another match made in melodic rock heaven. This time around, they’ve paired former Survivor vocalist Jimi Jamison and former Toto frontman Bobby Kimball – two of the most memorable, most [...]

Williams-Friestedt | Williams-Friestedt

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Williams-Friestedt is the collaboration between Toto vocalist Joseph Williams and melodic rock guitarist Peter Friestedt. With AOR/melodic rock duos being very much in the favor of the day, it is hardly surprising that such professionals decided to join [...]

Rob Mancini | Rock ’n’ Roll Circus

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Rock’n’Roll Circus is the brand new debut album by German-Italian producer/guitarist Rob Mancini. Being active since the ’90s as a recording artist in melodic hard rock, Mancini served in such bands as Hotwire and Crush. The musician has since resided [...]

Elevener | Symmetry in Motion

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Three years past their debut album, Elevener return with their second studio effort Symmetry In Motion. Despite the peculiar album title and artwork it has to be clear that Elevener is actually a melodic rock/AOR band with a clear ‘80s orientation. What [...]

Work of Art | In Progress

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Swedish AOR/melodic rock group Work of Art caused quite a stir in 2008 with the release of their debut album Artwork and has since been regarded as one of most promising newcomer AOR acts. Work of Art is essentially a musical trio featuring lead singer Lars [...]

Issa | The Storm

by Mark Allen Staff Writer Issa, the Norwegian bombshell with a voice as gorgeous as her physical attributes, is back with her sophomore album, and while The Storm is good, it sometimes sounds like the golden-throated goddess is still struggling to find her niche. She doesn’t want to be labeled a [...]

Taxxi Traxx | Taxxi Traxx

by Ron & Don Higgins Staff Writer Grab your parachute pants and fire up the Walkman; the ‘80s are back! Traxx is a new album of unreleased “lost” tracks from British AOR rockers Taxxi. At the request of MelodicRock Records,’s Andrew McNeice, the band went back into [...]
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