glam metal

Gunner | Desire

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer Though mainly recognized as a re-issue label amongst melodic rock enthusiasts Retrospect Records has also released a good few albums by contemporary melodic rock artists namely Wild Rose’s Half Past Midnight and lastly Gunner’s Desire. At first glance [...]

LIVE! | Crashdiet

by Deb Rao Staff Writer — November 17, 2011 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. One of the hottest bands to emerge out of Sweden metal scene, Crashdiet, graced the shores of the West Coast in their first North American tour. Crashdiet made a special stop in Las Vegas performing at one of the [...]

Soul Seller | Wings of Freedom

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Though most would cite Scandinavia or Germany as a point of reference for contemporary melodic rock music; there is also a booming Italian scene which brought forward such great acts as Myland, Edge of Forever, Perfect View, Hungryheart and Fabri Kiareli; [...]

Steel Panther | Balls Out

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Glam metal revivalists and all-metal saviors Steel Panther have returned with their second album Balls Out. Since their 2009 debut, Death to all but Metal, Steel Panther have been a much sought after band having established strongholds in the United States [...]

David Mark Pearce | Strange Angels

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Strange Angels is the debut solo album by British guitarist David Mark Pearce out on AOR Heaven records. Progressive rock enthusiasts probably recognize Pearce as a member of Oliver Wakeman’s solo band, as well as a studio producer in the genre. With [...]

Bai Bang | Livin’ My Dream

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer Swedish glam metal group Bai Bang has returned with their 6th studio album Livin’ My Dream. Having debuted in the late ‘80s, Bai Bang held the hair metal flag high through the unforgiving ‘90s eventually disbanding in the early ‘00s. 2009 saw the [...]

Beautiful Beast | Adult Oriented Candy

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer Adult Oriented Candy marks the return of hair metal revivalist and all-‘80s fanatic Julian Angel. Adult Oriented Candy is the second album by the glamorous mastermind, this time emerging under the band/project name Beautiful Beast. Angel has thoroughly [...]

Miss Behaviour | Last Woman Standing

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer Miss Behaviour is a Swedish melodic hard rock/glam metal band and Last Woman Standing is their brand new second album. The line up features lead singer/bassist Sebastian Roos, guitarist Erik Heinke, key player Henrik Sproge and drummer Anders Berlin. It would be [...]

If Only | No Bed of Roses

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer Having released the debut album of British AOR group Moritz, the band put together by AOR-visionary Greg Hart, Avenue of Allies records currently markets No Bed of Roses by If Only an album of Hart’s back-catalog. Hart, a guitar hero in his own right had put [...]