House of Shakira | HOS

by Erik Tweedy Staff Writer — After a 5 year hiatus, one of Sweden’s greatest exports, House of Shakira, return to the forefront of the European melodic rock scene. HOS features 13 tracks chock full of pure melodic rock bliss that have made House of Shakira one of the biggest bands in the [...]

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, [...]

Journey | Greatest Hits Vol. 2

by John Kindred Staff Writer — Following up 1988’s release of Journey Greatest Hits is the release of Greatest Hits Vol. 2, 23 years later. The CD contains the singles, album rock hits and album tracks that weren’t included on the first release. The album features 17 songs and hits, [...]

LIVE! | Alice Cooper

by Chris A. Staff Writer — December 12, 2011 at Taft Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio He’s one of the most recognizable people in the world, a big-time rockstar who inspired the likes of Kiss, Motley Crue and even Ke$ha. He’s been in movies, television shows, commercials and hosts a [...]

Astral Doors | Jerusalem

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer Swedish heavy metal band Astral Doors have returned with their 6th studio album Jerusalem. Astral Doors play classic heavy metal, not to be confused with the ‘New wave of traditional heavy metal’ trend. It is all about heaviness, precision and impeccable [...]

Elm Street | Barbed Wire Metal

by Mark Allen Staff Writer Despite hailing from Australia, Elm Street’s sound is deeply rooted in ‘80s NWOBHM and American heavy metal. Not the mousse-and-spandex model, but the denim and leather definition. We’re not talking the pretty boy gloss of Poison or Stryper, we’re talking the [...]

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! | Whitesnake in the Netherlands

by Marcel Groeneveld Staff Writer — December 3rd, 2011, at De MuziekCentrum in Enschede, Netherlands This nights event is not just a normal rock event for Whitesnake’s Forevermore world tour, as the tour already came to the Netherlands some 5 months ago. This night was a sign of respect [...]

9xDead | Cursed

by Joe Mis Staff Writer — 9xDead is a veteran self-proclaimed “dark rock” act from South Wales in the UK – the name confirms it. Musically 9xDead is a mix of traditional hard rock and heavy metal with some Gothic metal elements added to spice things up, and their latest release Cursed [...]

Riot | Immortal Soul

by Justin Gaines Staff Writer Now here’s an album many fans doubted would ever materialize. Immortal Soul is the fourteenth studio album from American heavy metal stalwarts Riot. It also marks the return of on-again, off-again vocalist Tony Moore and the rest of the lineup responsible for the [...]
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