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by Craig Newman – Columnist – The Norwegian singer (Leaves’ Eyes and ex-Theater of Tragedy) recorded her fifth solo album and took time to talk briefly about her new album on Napalm Records while doing shows with The Sirens. Kristine’s Gothic music influences include Anneke van [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – American hard rockers Tango Down are back with a new album, their fourth overall, titled Charming Devil. The band made a major splash with their previous album (2012’s Identity Crisis), thanks in large part to the addition of David Reece [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Overloaded is the latest release by Italian bass master Alberto Rigoni. In a departure from his older releases, Rigoni has moved his music in a much more progressive and heavier direction without neglecting the core melodies that have always filled his [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – You don’t really have to be a staunch Maiden follower with Eddie the Head’s lovely face smiling from every t-shirt in your closet to know what this book is all about. One quick look at the front and back cover should be enough to get it. [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist – Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux sat down back stage with Sharon den Adel from Dutch symphonic band Within Temptation at the beautiful Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The conversation between the two explored Sharon’s childhood, [...]
Ep2 Always on the Run, Dirty White Boots – Lenny Kravitz is back with his 10th studio album titled Strut. Strut was released on his own label, Roxie Records, and features 12 new songs. Soundcheck caught up with Kravitz in Miami for an exclusive interview and live performance. Episode 2 of [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – September 26th, 2014 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. – The last time Within Temptation performed across North America was seven years ago and last year Amaranthe headlined their first North America tour. Tonight was the second show of their North [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – The wait is finally over. This Fall if you were looking for an album that explodes with huge guitar riffs and explosive vocals than World On Fire featuring Slash and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will ignite your world. This is the third album by [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Swiss melodic rock kings Gotthard are back with a new studio album, their eleventh overall, titled Bang!. It’s the second album since the unfortunate death of founding vocalist Steve Lee, whose shadow still looms large over the band. [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 2008, Are You Ready to Rock was the third album from Swedish melodic rockers Eclipse. In recent years Eclipse, which features singer/guitarist Erik Martensson (also with W.E.T.) – has become one of the brightest [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Ronny Lee is a name that might not have been a trademark in the world of rock and perhaps is not so widely known. This status quo, however, may be just about to change as his debut album Original Retro comes out this year – the seasoned [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Midnight Rising is the fourth progressive metal release from the trio that calls themselves Oceans of Night. This Scott Mosher led project blends melodic progressive rock with heavy metal, and delivers it with a bit of theatrical flair. Oceans of Night is [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – September 20th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Every once in awhile the stars align to give classic rock music fans an epic night of rock and roll. On Saturday Sept. 20 the night kicked off with Tesla at The Eastside Cannery. It has been [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – How many bands from the ‘80s were thought of as promising or attention-grabbers back in the day, only to fall into obscurity and be lost in the midst of time as soon as the decade ended? A countless number, perhaps, as one can count on their [...]
Edge Of Paradise Tour Diary – While it certainly was not the band’s first time cranking the volume out of California, this trip marks the first go in the Lone-Star state. Texas, which is the size of a small country, has a taste for music being served up loud and heavy. Edge of Paradise is [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – The Chimpz swing back onto the scene with a raucous new EP and rap-rock fans should be happier than a kid getting a barrel full of dancing monkeys for Christmas. One of the tracks (“Right to Left”) has already been featured on the record-breaking [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – Richie Faulkner is Louder Than Life in a renewed, inspired Judas Priest – Richie Faulkner’s modest as he tries to gracefully deflect flattering comments aimed at him by Judas Priest front-man and the metal god himself, Rob Halford. Many, [...]
HORNET have announced that they will be releasing a brand new EP, the follow up to their debut album ‘Skies Are Falling’, alongside a modern sound and look. The first single ‘Cry Wolf’, from their as-yet-untitled EP will be dropping on November 25th with a dramatic music video. Phil Kinman [...]
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