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by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Sometimes giving old things a fresh twist can generate renewed excitement. That ’82 Camaro rusting in peace behind the shed suddenly seems fun to drive again when spruced up with some spiffy new paint. Jacking some jalapenos into your mother’s tasteless [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor / Senior Columnist – Fresh from celebrating their 30th anniversary with a massive live CD/DVD set and extensive touring (including their first ever US appearance), Danish melodic metal heroes Pretty Maids are back with a new studio album, titled Motherland. [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – It is possible for an album to be a disappointment and success at the same time. Take this latest release from Crashdiet; having made a name for themselves as the bad boys to beat in the Swedish sleaze-metal stakes courtesy of three anthem-filled releases, [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Pink Cream 69 is an undisputed member of the elite class of melodic hard rock, the kind of band that rarely disappoints. Yes, some releases are better than others, but that is to be expected over the course of eleven studio albums and the fact is that all of [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor / Senior Columnist – To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Danish melodic progressive metal band Royal Hunt has released a massive 4-disc retrospective titled 20th Anniversary – Special Edition. This set features 34 songs spread across three CDs plus a DVD that [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – It is nearly impossible to claim that AOR legend Jimi Jamison has been one to neglect his fans and audience in any way: 2011 saw the release of two full-length studio collaborations, the highly acclaimed Kimball – Jamison duet album and the lesser known [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Norwegian melodic rock princess Issa Oversveen returns with her third album in as many years. This time she’s hopping on the covers album bandwagon and while that bandwagon is as overdone as a kielbasa left on the grill for too long, Issa’s particular [...]
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. Their [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Ten returns with their 10th studio album titled Heresy And Creed. Singer and songwriter Gary Hughes pulls in new members to the Ten family and follows up last year’s Stormwarning with a heavier album. Hughes, John Halliwell and Steve Mckenna welcome new [...]
by Alex Barbieri - Columnist – Don Dokken has said publicly that Dokken’s latest album, Broken Bones, will be their last. If the new album is Dokken’s swan song, then the band is finishing a 30-plus year career (Don Dokken founded the band in 1978) at a creative apex and musical [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Riding a tsunami of hype comes Bleed & Scream, the latest release from Swedish melodic rockers Eclipse. Visit music forums and read early reviews and you will find both customers and critics stumbling over themselves to heap praise on this album and [...]
by Ron Higgins - Columnist – Nine is the latest release from prog-metal masters Circus Maximus and all fans of good prog metal and/or kick-in-the-teeth hard rock need to add this to their music library ASAP. The name no doubt came from the fact that there are basically nine songs on the [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – As the Olympics have finally come to a close, Dokken is also going for the gold with the much-anticipated release of their 11th studio release Broken Bones. For three decades Dokken has remained a very popular touring act selling over 10 million albums [...]
by Erik Tweedy - Columnist – It seems every 3-4 months the country of Sweden gives all of us melodic rock fans another band to tune into. This time around it is the band Wigelius, named after the brothers Anders and Erik Wigelius. Not the type of band name that rolls off the tongue easily, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – Any conversation on the subject of reformed bands that have lost none of their creativity should head straight for Asia. Asia, the British melodic rock group founded by former Yes members Steve Howe and Geoff Downes, set the foreground for ‘80s melodic [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – July 6 2012, At Sunset Station in Henderson, NV Great White who are currently on tour in support of their latest release Elation performed to a sold out audience of 5000 fans at Sunset Station in a free listener appreciation concert sponsored by Las Vegas radio [...]
by Ron Higgins Staff Writer – Riot Avenue is the third release from the impressive Swedish outfit Crazy Lixx. It’s their second release on Frontiers Records, following their sophomore album New Religion in 2010 (their debut album Loud Minority was independently released in 2007). Although [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Norwegian super-vocalist Jorn Lande and company are back with a new album, titled Bring Heavy Rock to the Land. It’s Jorn’s first original studio album since 2009’s Spirit Black, but Jorn has hardly been idle these past few years. In addition to his work [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – If you are an admirer of the Scandinavian melodic-glam-scene, you are probably aware of the Swedish melodic hard rock group called Crazy Lixx. While their name brought them a fair amount of ridicule by segments of the press during their earlier career [...]
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