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by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Those following the melodic rock scene closely would probably agree that Greek AOR group Wild Rose delivered one of the greatest underground releases the genre has enjoyed lately through their debut album Half Past Midnight. It’s been well over a [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 31, 2012 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV – GUNS N’ ROSES kicked off their 12 show Las Vegas residency beginning October 31st through November 24th at The Joint in Las Vegas. In honor of the event Paradise Road was renamed Paradise City [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 26, 2012 at Hard Rock On The Strip in Las Vegas, NV – In tribute to of one of the greatest vocalists in Metal genre, Ronnie James Dio, the Dio Disciples are currently on tour performing one of the most engaging set list of songs that [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – While the band itself might be going through some inner turmoil, Black Country Communion have still managed to release a quality album in their third release Afterglow. Vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes and guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa have [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – If you like your hard rock served up raw, rude, and ripping, then this raucous band from Germany will penetrate your cochlear sweet spot with the precision of a sniper bullet. Shotgun Express is a sleaze-metal locomotive careening full steam down the [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – October 27, 2012 Den Atelier in Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg Band: Phil Anselmo – vocals, Jimmy Bower – drums Pepper Keenan – guitar Kirk Windstein – guitar Patrick Bruders – bass Set List: Eyes of the South [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Although the main stage for the Scandinavian melodic rock acts has been always Sweden, also Norway has produced a significant number of them. Among them from the municipality of Strange in Hedmark county Norway, the classic rock band Return. Fronted [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Triumph defined hard rock for many fans in the 1970s and 1980s, and this Canadian trio holds a special place in the minds and hearts of many a rocker. This seminal band reunited after a twenty year break to play Live at Sweden Rock Festival on June 7th, 2008. [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – If a male metal vocalist sang with as much attitude as Liv Jagrell unleashes on this album, we would be calling him a badass motherf***er. But since Jagrell is a woman, we’ll just have to call her a badass sister. Doesn’t have quite the same ring [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – Long running British melodic rockers Magnum are back with a new studio album, their 16th overall, titled On the 13th Day. The band has been active since the mid ‘70s, has released a steady run of albums since reuniting a decade ago, and was one of the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – October 26, 2012 The Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom – Six years between tours and sixteen years between albums is enough for a whole generation of fans to start forgetting that peculiar scent of bombast mixed with frailty Dead Can [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – These guys have been called the godfathers of the Swedish Sleaze Metal Movement. Newer acts like Crazy Lixx and Hardcore Superstar may be resurrecting that sleazy ‘80s hard rock sound, but Nasty Idols were actually THERE during the ‘80s. They [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – In tribute to of one of the greatest singers in Metal, Ronnie James Dio, the Dio Disciples are taking the metal scene by storm on their current U.S. Tour. As The Very Beast Of Dio Vol 2 rises high in the Charts, world renowned drummer Simon Wright checks [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Dark Rising is the debut release from Portugal’s EnChanTya. The band bills itself as Progressive Goth Metal, and that seems to be an apt term. Their music is definitely a blend of the two genres -plus a little death metal – and thanks to the powerhouse [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – It is rare for an artist’s influences to be so obviously transparent but at the same time to be absorbed so organically into personal style to create an instantly recognizable identity. This is the case of Gretchen Menn – an up-and-coming new [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – After The Dollyrots third studio album, A Little Messed Up, things seemingly got a little messed up. Drummer Chris Black left the band, and they decided to forgo releasing another album on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. Instead, the uber-grounded [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Walking Papers being referred to in the press as a “supergroup” says little about the past record of each member of this newly formed Seattle quartet. But a lot about today’s tawdry catch-phrase rock journalism where honorable titles (such [...]
by Caitlin Hardee – Guest Columnist – We were upstairs in the Berliner club Cassiopeia, and it was the last stop of a lengthy European tour for Stinking Lizaveta. The band lounged on torn beige vinyl sofas. Dim red light suffused the room and gleamed off disco balls suspended from [...]
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