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by Marija Brettle – Sr. Columnist — Lynne Jackaman of Jackaman Photo copyright John McMurtrie After her departure from the London-based rock and soul band Saint Jude, front-woman Lynne Jackaman has taken her time to craft some songs which not only highlight her soulful voice, but also [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — There are many a path to tread for a versatile musician, and it can be safely assumed Michal Pakulski’s trodden them all. Not only has the Warsaw-based guitar player earned his chops as a leader of many bands and projects – he also got to [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — The Divebomb label has a knack for finding those “wrong place, wrong time” bands that have been largely forgotten but deserve a fresh look, and German band Skeptic Sense is definitely one of those bands. Their sole album – 1994’s Presence [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — German Heavy Power Metal band Mystic Prophecy returned earlier this year with a new album, their ninth overall, titled War Brigade. It’s an apt title for an album by a band that’s been waging their heavy, intense campaign on the Power Metal [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Five years. That’s how long Widow made us wait for a follow-up to their fantastic 2011 album Life’s Blood. The North Carolina-based traditional metal band hasn’t exactly been idle during that time, playing shows all over the world, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Based in Los Angeles, guitarist Vernon Neilly is an established musician who, over the course of his career, has worked and performed with the late Johnny Guitar Watson, Steve Vai, Greg Howe, Jennifer Batten, Slash and several other well-known artists. As a [...]
by Chris Willow – Columnist — Lords of Black vocalist Ronnie Romero finds himself fronting the incarnation of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. Following up Rainbow’s recent live performances Romero took time to answer a few questions about his music career from Rainbow to Lords of [...]
by Mike Allen – Columnist — June 29, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. — Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime 2016 Tour. Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, the three original members of Guns N’ Roses, put on a power-packed show at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — June 28, 2016 at The Scene in Independence, MO. — The yellow and black attack returned to Kansas City to perform for a packed crowd of die-hard fans, which included a wide age group. The band didn’t disappoint, performing an all-ages show at an [...]
Third Ion, Clawhammer PR, and Hardrock Haven are giving one lucky person Third Ion’s latest studio album Biolith (Glasstone Records). Canadian Progressive Metal Outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, INTO ETERNITY, and ANNIHILATOR, have announced the July 8 [...]
by Christopher Willow – Columnist — Rainbow on 17th June 2016 photo Clemens Mitscher June 17, 2016 at the Loreley and in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany — Manfred Mann on 17th June 2016 photo Clemens Mitscher. During the morning of June 17 all hotels are booked in Sankt GoarsHausen [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — Ten years after his first impressive solo album, 2006’s Collateral Damage, Ted Poley returns with Beyond the Fade, and once again hits it out of the park. Most people are familiar with Ted Poley as the lead singer of the Hair/Glam Metal band Danger Danger. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — The overall tendency of many seasoned Rock musicians is to go back to their roots – which in practice usually becomes the (in)famous tendency to go Country at some point in their careers. Some attempts at doing so are worthwhile artistically. [...]
Chicago based metal band Fools’ Brew has released the lyric video for their single “God’ll Cut You Down” off of their upcoming Reckoning EP. Directed by Zach Kubiak of Prophesied Design, “God’ll Cut You Down” is a heavy twist on an American folk classic. [...]
by Justin Gianes – Sr. Columnist — German melodic hard rockers Kissin’ Dynamite are back with a new album, its fifth overall, titled Generation Goodbye. It’s the first album the band produced on their own and is yet another example of why they’re one of the most [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — After hammering away an existence in the club scene for years and her recent battle with cancer, Bella D breaks out with her debut studio album The Crystal Ceiling. The Crystal Ceiling is a concept album of Symphonic Rock with a storyline that follows [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — May 14, 2016 at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels Legendary progressive rock band, YES, 2016 UK-European Tour features the band performing two of its iconic albums, Fragile and Drama, in their entirety. The tour runs from April 27 starting in [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — May 28, 2016 at Den Atelier in Luxemburg City, Luxenburg Zakk Wylde, in support of his latest studio album Book Of Shadows II, is currently on the road doing a run of European dates from May 25th through June 19th. Zakk Wylde Concert Photo [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Doogie White is one of those names the vast majority of rock listeners recognize immediately, be it his participation on the 1995 Rainbow album Stranger In Us All or such bands as Cornerstone, Tucker/Evans’ incarnation of Tank or Michael [...]
The Polish hard rock/heavy metal band CETI has just finished the recording of their tenth studio album „Snakes Of Eden”, the follow-up to 2014’s „Brutus Syndrome”. The album is scheduled for autumn release via Metal Mind Productions. [Photo credit – Justyna Szadkowska] We’ve [...]
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