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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – German melodic/power metal supergroup Unisonic is back with their second full-length album, titled Light of Dawn. Unisonic of course features bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69), drummer Kosta Zafiriou (ex-Pink Cream 69), and guitarist [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Former Stratovarius mastermind Timo Tolkki, yes the one who swore he was retiring from the music scene, is back with the second volume in his Avalon symphonic metal opera series. The new album is titled Angels of the Apocalypse and finds [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – Swedish ‘Death Glam’ band Deathstars have recently released their fourth studio album in the form of The Perfect Cult, a broodingly dark yet deliciously melodic record. I caught up with enigmatic front-man Andreas “Whiplasher Bernadotte” Bergh [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – September 5, 2014 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. – The 5th annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival at Cricket Ampitheater in Bonner Spring, Kan., started off with little fanfare. And it quickly shifted to miserable, cold and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Do you remember Vanilla Ninja? This Estonian all-female band, whose music skillfully balanced on a border between radio-friendly pop rock and keyboard-driven ‘80s-infused pomp rock, enjoyed some success in the mid-2000s. Then, they ended up [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Promoting themselves with a combination of words “rock” and “sex” and all possible derivations of the two, Midnight Sin may appear to be an Italian answer to Steel Panther. The title of their debut Sex First, released via Bakerteam [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – August 30th, 2014 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, CA. – Hollywood band Ginger V opened for London After Midnight at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard this past Saturday, and made a lasting impression on a slew of people. The band comprised of [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – August 30th, 2014 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, CA. – The infamous band London After Midnight stole the night at the Roxy on Sunset this past Saturday, playing to a completely sold out venue and an assembly of dedicated fans. These [...]
by Alex Smith Barbieri Senior Columnist – Rock fans worldwide let out a collective sigh this week at the news that legendary rock singer and Cobra/Survivor frontman, Jimi Jamison, died of a heart attack at the too-young age of 63. For millions of fans who love his voice and music, the news [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Voyag3r (pronounced Voyager Three) has released its debut album titled Doom Fortress. The album features six instrumental songs. What sets Voyag3r apart from its peers is that the band’s focus lies within the confines of soundtrack music from the ‘70s [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – After the days under the moniker of Black Country Communion, a supergroup that created an enormous buzz among the rock fans all around the globe, there comes a time to introduce another brainchild of Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham. With the [...]
For more than a year, RISING STORM took their time to suddenly blow your mind with a new masterpiece! After their debut smasher “Tempest”, that was a.o. presented at 70000Tons Of Metal and Metaldays festival in Slovenia, they are once again the center of attention for all music and [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – David A. Saylor is an artist who consistently comes up with authentic first-class AOR songs regardless of the context. Strength of One is his third studio album, one that flows so naturally while re-introducing many of the genre’s archetypal values. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – It might have been eliminated by the flannel-shirt clad, continuously depressed grungers, ridiculed and laughed at by the ‘serious’ metalheads and dismissed as the cheesiest genre of all by the omnipotent music critics. But now, Steel [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – If you were a guitar player with solid chops and were looking to release an album that let you display them all, you’d want to put together something like Nick Miller’s debut release – Parallel Universe. This six-track EP gives the Aussie [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – For his new 2-disk compilation Richie Kotzen chooses tracks that pitch him to the mainstream audience – 22 easily accessible, but nevertheless stunning cuts. No matter if he leans toward soul, rock, or blues, each song not only stays [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – A one-line review of this German hard rock band would read: Unbreakable sound like the Scorpions. However, a writer who dared submit such a succinct review would probably find his fingers smashed by an irate editor. So in order to avoid fractured [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – After a few years away from the limelight, 2014 has seen Framing Hanley return with a big bang. Their third record The Sum Of Who We Are was released back in April after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and with a busy touring schedule in place for [...]
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