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by John Kindred – Publisher — Classic Albums Revisited — TNT’s much anticipated My Religion heralded the return of the band, as the new album was its first full-length album with original band members since 1987s Tell No Tales. Following up 2003’s teaser EP release [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — There have been many great bands named after their founding members. Van Halen, Dokken, Vandenberg, and Vain, come immediately to mind. Now you can add another one to the list — Palace. Michael Palace is the founder, lead singer, guitarist, and [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Everyone loves a story of redemption, of comebacks, of someone on the verge of losing it all (in this case, Jack almost lost his life) and then against all odds, like a phoenix from the ashes, rises from the rubble and takes back what was rightfully [...]
by Alisssa Ordabai – Sr. Columnist — On his 9th solo release, the grand master of Modern Rock guitar proves yet again that he remains at the forefront of the global super-chops game. While not telling us anything we don’t already know about his colossal technique or his genre-bending [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Rock Candy Records has reached across the pond and opened operations in the U.S. The U.K.-based label kicks off its distribution of its catalog of re-release and re-mastered music with Salty Dog’s 1990 debut Every Dog Has Its Day. Salty Dog was formed by [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — With the obvious exception of KISS’ die-hard fans, the general audience may not be that familiar with the band’s particular albums and line-up changes as well as treat their credo of “rock and roll all nite, party every day” less than [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Rock Candy Records Remastered & Reloaded — The groundbreaking self-titled release from Hard Rock legends Nymphs has been remastered by the good folks at Rock Candy Records. More than just a well-executed remaster, the new deluxe edition also [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — 2016 has proven itself to be one hell of a year for lovers of Melodic Hard Rock with Treat, Cry Of Dawn, Palace, Tango Down, Nordic Union, Seven, Dante Fox, Ted Poley, and the beyond astonishing release by Pretty Maids, all of whom have released [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Coming together in 1984 as Enough Z’nuff in Illinois, it was in the latter part of that decade that the band would change their name to Enuff Z’nuff and began to slowly build up a loyal fan base through their relentless touring. The [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Sr. Columnist — Formed in 2004, Alter Bridge recently released its fifth studio alum The Last Hero, which was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, a longtime collaborator. There is a huge, heavier sound heard on this album, as it covers themes of current news and [...]
Its origins This form of music has emerged in the 1960s in roughly the same time as other forms of music such as blues rock, psychedelic and garage music. Hard rock or also known as heavy rock is actually a subgenre of rock music and most music in this genre can be recognized by a few identifying [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — Gimme an H – H – E -E – L – L – I – I – X – X. Watcha got? Helix! And watcha gonna do?! Helix is out with yet another greatest hits compilation. It’s a nice retrospective of their career, starting with songs [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Michael Sweet returns with his latest solo album One Sided War. Sweet has been on a tear over the course of the last few years, releasing new music with Stryper, George Lynch (Sweet/Lynch) and his own solo music. Sweet’s previous solo album I’m Not Your [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Guitarist Neil Hibbs has joined forces with vocalist Lee Small (SHY, Skyscraper, Phenomena), forming the band Arkham’s Razor and releasing the band’s debut album Carnival of Lost Souls. The band is rounded out by bassist Mart Trail (Fury, Tainted [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — The annual Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival took place August 13-14, 2016 in Courtrai, Belgium. This year’s lineup included Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Within Temptation, Anthrax, Airbourne, Ministry, Children Of Bodom, Devildriver, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Steve Vai is known for his time spent working with Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Carvin amplifiers and Ibanez guitars. He also is a successful solo artist, an instrumental guitar wizard, producer and record label owner. As of today, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Utah-based hard rockers Hard Knox made their debut in 1993 with the independently-released Psyco’s R Us. The band was a little too late for the Hair Metal party, but they rocked like that party was never going to end. Hard Knox played loud, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — German Hard Rock turned Melodic Metal band Jaded Heart is back with a new studio album, their twelfth overall, titled Guilty By Design. The band has some new blood this time around, with guitarist Masahiro Eto and drummer Bodo Strickler replacing long [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Swedish melodic rockers Dynazty raised a lot of eyebrows when they reinvented themselves as a Heavy Metal band for their 2014 album Renatus. They went from playing Hardcore Superstar/Crashdiet-style Sleaze Rock to a much harder-hitting (yet still [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — As the well-known names of the music industry join forces to create something together, a result – the emergence of a so-called super-group – is burdened with a multitude of expectations from the very start. You can deal with them in two [...]
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