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by John Kindred – Publisher — Legendary hard rock guitarist Michael Schenker’s notoriety begins with the Scorpions before taking over as the axeslinger for UFO. In 1972, at the age of 16, Schenker recorded the studio album Lonesome Crow, alongside his brother, Rudolph, with the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — The album opens on an upbeat note: We’re gonna live out the Hollywood dream All through the Eighties Everything’s gonna be just what it seems All through the Eighties Gonna find a better way to run our cars All through the Eighties And our feet [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Given the perspective of the last 36 years, Whitesnake is perhaps one of the most fascinating bands to look at from many different points of view. Even though the personal changes within the band’s line-up were more than frequent, the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — It’s quite possible that 1980 was the single most important and influential year in heavy metal. AC/DC released their comeback Back in Black, Judas Priest unleashed their defining British Steel album and Ozzy Osbourne had his smash hit solo debut [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — The word influential gets thrown around a lot these days, but when you listen to your favorite bands from the last couple of decades, you can’t help but wonder, who influenced them- who gave them the motivation to pick up a microphone, guitar, bass [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — One of the greatest vocalists in rock and metal—Tony Mills—has just graced his fans with a brand new solo effort, Over My Dead Body. Whether you are a fan of Mills because of Shy back in the day, or Siam, or projects like China Blue, or his [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — The vast number of new Rock/Metal bands and promising debut albums emerging one after another these days prompts the question – is it a long-awaited rock revival we are to witness? And assuming more than a half of those bands base their [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — To name your band Temple Of Rock is pompous, pretentious, snooty (at least a bit)? Well, not if you’re Michael Schenker. Temple Of Rock is not only the title of his 2011 solo album, but it’s also an assembly he put together for the support [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — When it comes to acts such as the German Kissin’ Dynamite or the Melbourne-based quartet Mystery, it’s widely known that these musicians and subsequent bands started their careers at very early ages. On one hand, it’s a bit unfair to [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Have you ever wondered how Thin Lizzy would have sounded if it was transferred into the 21st century? And, of course, we are not talking the star-studded touring assembly under the Lynott’s band moniker that’s perhaps one of the most [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Extreme, one of the later arrivals on the hair metal scene, are the latest to receive the anniversary re-release treatment, for their second album Pornograffitti. By the time the album hit the shelves in 1990, a little thing called grunge was starting [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — I wrote in the album review for Rise that every so often you come across a band or album (by mistake) that takes you by surprise. That was the case when I discovered Living Scars, a relatively unknown Christian Hard Rock band from a little place called [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — The American hard rock scene continues to go from strength to strength. Thanks in part to the radio airwaves, more and more bands are coming through, and they are being given the exposure that they desperately need. You only need to check out Sirius [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Stryper’s Michael Sweet returns after his amazing solo album released in 2014, I’m Not Your Suicide, joining up with legendary shredder George Lynch (Lynch Mob, ex-Dokken). The duo released the new album, Sweet & Lynch. The initial idea for Sweet [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Showtime originally was released on DVD in 2005. 2014 sees the re-release of Showtime on Blu-ray format. At the time, UFO’s line-up featured original members; vocalist Phil Mogg (v), Pete Way (b) and Paul Raymond (g)(k) alongside Vinnie Moore (g) and [...]
The 1970s … Ah – It was the decade of giants. Following in the footsteps of the great bands of the ’60s, including The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who. etc. The bands of the ’70s took Hard Rock and Metal to an entirely different level. Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Well, the guys in Adriangale sure didn’t waste any time following up their 2013 release Suckerpunch. Granted, it did take them the better part of a decade to get that one out, but still, it is a bit surprising in this day and age to [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Where do you start with Rock or Bust? The anticipation surrounding the release of AC/DC’s 15th international studio album has been heightened by both tragedy and chaos. First, it was announced that the pulse of the rock legends; Malcolm Young, had [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — George Lynch is a man in constant motion. Continuing his reunion and partnership with original Lynch Mob vocalist Oni Logan, the duo’s latest studio effort Sun Red Sun offers fans seven new songs, including a cover of Bad Company’s “Burnin Sky,” as [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Davey Suicide slashes back onto the scene with his sophomore album and his musical creed is loudly defined as “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So if you found yourself stirred by the industrial-tinged hard rock/metal sound that he showcased [...]
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