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by David Cox Guest Writer – February 23, 2012 at THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO, UK Until the other night I hadn’t previously been to a SED Records UK gig at The Intrepid Fox, however I recently heard great things about their monthly live nights and thought it was about time that I attended. This [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Andy Parker of UFO is No Bone Rider Eddie Trunk can end his hunger strike. British rock legends UFO have just released their most recent album Seven Deadly. On the record, UFO demonstrates that they still possess the heaviness and quality songwriting that has [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Knight Fury, not sure what it means, or what it is meant to symbolize, but it is a pretty rocking band name one has to admit. Time to Rock is Knight Fury’s debut album, bound to establish them as a prime force in melodic/power metal. And that is not a big [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – What do you get when you take former members of UFO and MSG and throw them in a blender? Well, they call themselves X-UFO. The group comprises Laurence Archer, Danny Peyronel, Clive Edwards and Rocky Newton. Self-described as an “… alternate version of UFO [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Neverworld’s End marks the welcome return of Germany’s Xandria to the symphonic metal scene, and the debut of their new dynamic lead vocalist Manuela Kraller. Together since the early 2000s, Xandria has developed a significant following courtesy of a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 22, 2012 at The Underworld in London, UK Currently in Europe road-testing his new self-titled album, the guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine is proving yet again that his solo records remain his most exciting work. After keeping busy touring as a member of [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Swedish Christian neoclassical metal group Golden Resurrection are back with their second album Man With a Mission a follow up to Glory to My King of 2010. Golden Resurrection was put together by renowned Christian metal vocalist Christian Liljegren [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – If you are into pompous melodic rock/AOR built on ambitious arrangements and performed to perfection then you probably have come across the Swedish-American group called Grand Illusion. Prince of Paupers is the brand new fifth studio album by the AOR [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Roasted And Ready To Rock With Zakk Wylde! Growing up a fan of Heavy Metal pioneers such as Judas Priest, Slayer and Ozzy Osbourne, it was always about the music as much as it was the controversy that surrounded these bands. When it came to Ozzy Osbourne [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Pioneering all-female hard rock/heavy metal band (and New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans) Girlschool delivered an unexpected release late last year in the form of Hit and Run Revisited. As you probably guessed from the title, Girlschool is marking the [...]
Biography Steve Patrick Steve Patrick lives and breathes music. His parents got him started with their Alice Cooper and Uriah Heep records, but Steve’s interest in rock music truly took off after seeing his first concert: AC/DC. He has a BA in Anthropology, but also considers himself to be [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Devin Townsend is one of the most intriguing men in metal music and he’s back in Australia this week to take part in the Soundwave Festival. Best known as the front-man for Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend has continued to push musical boundaries [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Aussies from Down Under strike again! This time, thrash metal reigns supreme in the guise of Head In A Jar. Hailing from Sydney, the quartet has been on a quest since their first gig in the spring of 2011 to put their own twist on their beloved thrash metal. [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Melodic hard rockers Underride deliver their latest studio album Distorted Nation, an 11-track affair that revels in the ‘80s, while maintaining a modern edge. Hailing from Seattle, which is commonly known for Grunge, Underrides is far from that genre with its [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Derek Davis’ name may not be as familiar to hard rock fans as, say, Bret Michaels, but he also fronted a hair metal band back in the day. But whereas Michaels and Poison sold 25 million records, Davis and Babylon A.D. sold… not 25 million records. They were [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – February 15, 2012 at The Joint, London in Las Vegas, NV On Feb. 3, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared it Motley Crue day. One of the most notorious bands in metal, they raised the bar high as metal’s finest and just wrapped up a three-week residency at [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – California rock band Venrez has just wrapped up a very successful tour with Fuel. Comprised of Steven Berez aka Venrez, Jason Womack on guitar, Alex Kane on guitar, Ed Davis on drums, and Michael Bradford on bass. Venrez is gearing up for a February 28th release of [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 16, 2012 at The Islington O2 Academy, London, U.K. There comes a time in every rock musician’s life to stand up and deliver on their own. And the way you respond to this challenge is telling in more ways than one. Your chops, your songwriting, and [...]
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