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by Cynthia Jo – Sr. Columnist — Behind the genres of Hardrock and Hardcore is a little genre that more than a few people enjoy. That genre rides on the emotional cusp of nostalgia—and this summer has that theme written all over it. For those who hold the Emo genre dear to their [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Reece-Percudani Group might be a newly founded group, but the names this new moniker is comprised of should ring a bell. Well, at least if you’re a Melodic Rock fan! The masterminds behind it are no one else but David Reece – who’s just [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — July 28, 2016 at Providence Medical Amphitheater in Kansas City, KS. — The 2016 Vans Warped Tour, sponsoredpresented by Journeys, made its annual stop in Kansas City for its 22nd edition. With a lineup that in many ways signals a return to the [...]
Alcatrazz: ‘The Ultimate Fortress Rock Set’ is a 6-Disc Set with all their original albums, official bootleg tracks and footage from 2 live concerts, one previously unreleased. ‘The Ultimate Fortress Rock Set’ is released on 25th March 2016 on 5 CDs & 1 DVD in Clamshell [...]
by Marija Brettle – Sr. Columnist — Since exploding onto the scene in early 2013, Aussie/American rockers The Dead Daisies have taken the Rock world by storm, releasing two albums to date and touring with the biggest names in Rock including ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Germany’s Lanfear really is one of the good, if not one of the better Power Metal bands around. The music of The Code Inherited, the band’s latest, released on the Pure Legends label, is the follow-up to 2012’s This Harmonic Consonance. With 4 [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — 2016 sees the debut of Phantom 5, a bonafide supergroup featuring some of the brightest stars in the German Melodic Rock scene. The band was formed by vocalist Claus Lessmann (until recently the voice of Bonfire) and guitarist/singer/producer Michael [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — It was a pretty big deal when legendary Swedish Melodic Rock band Treat returned after a nearly two-decade absence in 2010. That they did so with arguably the strongest album of their career in Coup de Grace was just the icing on the cake. Then they [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — If you wanted listen to a diverse mish-mash of rockers, then look no further than Project N-fidelikah. The band, self-described as “Funk Punk ghetto underground,” is built from parts of Fishbone, Dokken/Lynch Mob, Endangered Species and WAR. Fishbone [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Steve Vai is known for his time spent working with Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Carvin amplifiers and Ibanez guitars. He also is a successful solo artist, an instrumental guitar wizard, producer and record label owner. As of today, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Utah-based hard rockers Hard Knox made their debut in 1993 with the independently-released Psyco’s R Us. The band was a little too late for the Hair Metal party, but they rocked like that party was never going to end. Hard Knox played loud, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — It’s pretty well established at this point that Dan Swano is Heavy Metal’s true Renaissance Man, right? The Swedish singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer has been in bands as varied as Progressive/Melodic rocking Nightingale, Melodic Death [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — July 21, 2016 at the Riot Room n Kansas City, Mo. — Prepare for a shred-tastic summer as the Los Angeles-based heavy metallists HOLY GRAIL and fellow SoCal shredders EXMORTUS are joined by Portland-based traditional metal act SPELLCASTER on the [...]
Lady Killer gets re-issue and unreleased album finally gets released Heaven and Hell Records continue to bring you re-issues U.S. metal cult classics, this time, New York’s Lady Killer’s self-titled debut from 1983. Lady Killer was formed in 1981 in New York, N.Y. with guitarists Joey [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — German Hard Rock turned Melodic Metal band Jaded Heart is back with a new studio album, their twelfth overall, titled Guilty By Design. The band has some new blood this time around, with guitarist Masahiro Eto and drummer Bodo Strickler replacing long [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — July 23, 2016 at the Tattoo Convention Middelkerke in Middelkerke, Belgium Kory Clarks’s Warrior Soul performed live in Middelkerke, Belgium at the Tattoo Convention Middelkerke. Band: Kory Clarke Stevie Pearce Christian Kimmett Michael [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Senior Photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Andre of Blues Pills while the band tours in Salzburg, Rockhouse. The journalist inquired about the Lady In Gold album, Andre’s history as a drummer, his inspirations, and upcoming events! [...]
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