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by Joe Mis Staff Writer – More and more interesting rock of all sub-genres is coming out of Italy these days, and fans of flowing and melodic progressive rock are in for a treat if they pick up the debut album from the Italian 3-piece, L’Alba Di Morrigan. The Turin-based trio has just [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – You’ll need a turntable to hear this release as it will not be available in any other format but a vinyl LP – a decision Jimmy Page perhaps took as a tribute to the epoch when the material was recorded while subtly hinting at its exclusivity. A compilation [...]
by Ron Higgins Staff Writer – Serpents Kiss is the first album from the unlikely duo of original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins and Christian metal guitarist Paul May. Although this is their first full-blown collaboration, May has appeared on some Al Atkins solo albums in the past. So the [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Terrance Zdunich is one of the world’s true Renaissance men. Not only did he come up with the ridiculously original concept of Repo! The Genetic Opera, but he also developed the visuals in the cult classic movie musical, composed the film’s songs, [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – April 5, 2012 at Purple Turtle in London, U.K. Keeping in step with the perpetually changing underground rock scene, the famous Purple Turtle bar in London’s Camden Town is now hosting a radically different breed of rock star candidates compared to 5 or even [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – Meet Columbus-based hard-rock band SEVER. Combining high energy vocals with thick classic rock and thrash inspired licks, this foursome has the potential to move up the rock ‘n roll food chain. Check out more about sever at www.reverbnation.com/sever and [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – In retrospect most would agree that Accept served the metal community with one of the best comebacks in the new decade through Blood of the Nations. Blood of the Nations introduced American singer Mark Tornillo as the front-man of Accept along side founding [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – The Veer Union sound a bit more pissed off since their last effort, Against the Grain. Maybe it’s because their label dropped them after just one album. Maybe it’s because two members bid the band adieu at a critical juncture. Or maybe it’s just because [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska Staff Writer – Forget the 2007 farewell: Tyketto is back and not to call it quits! New Jersey rockers, known from such classics of melodic rock as Forever Young or The End of the Summer Days released in the early ‘90s, return in triumph with their new album Dig in [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska Staff Writer – Having released their first self-titled album in 1990, Trixter achieved some moderate success but was never able to be counted among the biggest acts of an era. The story of this underrated band follows perfectly the hair band cliché: early success – [...]
by Marcel ”Mars” Groeneveld Staff Writer – Of course when you say Donny Vie, one thing comes to mind, frontman of the amazing ‘90s poprock sensations Enuff Z’Nuff. But he is not only just that. He is a minstrel, a painter with words, so much a poetic songwriter and a multiply talented [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – This self-titled release is the first full-length album from Swedish crossover/thrash metal band Dr. Living Dead. The band, whose members operate under aliases (Drs. Rad, Dawn, Toxic and Ape) and wear skull masks, obviously have a real love for classic thrash [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – You know those female-fronted metal bands where a rousing symphonic arrangement sets the stage for a doe-eyed waif in a Stevie Nicks dress to emerge, much like a delicate flower, to serenade us with a light and airy operatic verse – possibly about leaves [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Not exactly bringing anything new to the modern hard rock/metal stakes is Nox Aeris, the latest album from Chicago-based Janus. While it’s all played very well and professionally engineered, the band’s Chevelle-meets-Red style of dark, melodic, [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Le Temps Detruit Tout (French for Time Destroys Everything in case you were wondering) is the long-awaited third release from The Reticent, the solo project from Wehrwolfe drummer Chris “Mordrid” Hathcock. The Reticent’s sound remains tough to classify. [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Looking to return to the glory days of the ’80s Hard Rock scene, where huge arena anthems rang out in stadiums all over the world, Killinger have emerged to leave their mark. These Canadians first came together with vocalist Dave Williams and guitarist [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – In Tribute | Jim Marshall: July 29, 1923 – April 5, 2012 Every rock ‘n’ roll fan who has been to a concert has seen his products. The large Marshall Amplifiers that festoon the stages of rock ‘n’ roll. From the walls of Marshalls used [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – For those melodic rock fans who have a habit of digging into the underground hard rock scene, the name Phil Vincent should be more than a well-known one. The singer-guitarist-songwriter debuted in the mid-late ‘90s as a solo artist and in the process gave [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Imaginaerum marks the return of Finnish symphonic metal pioneers Nightwish to active duty – their seventh studio release overall. Although they’ve been in existence since 1996, realistically this is the second album of the revamped post-Tarja Nightwish, so [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – For a fan of contemporary melodic rock-AOR it is impossible not to have heard of Heat. The Swedish six piece that took the melodic world by storm in 2009 through their participation at the Eurovision song contest at which point their self-titled debut album [...]
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