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by Alex Smith-Barbieri - Senior Columnist – Vic Rivera, chief songwriter and guitarist for Adriangale, and former musical partner of Ted Poley, is a very busy man these days. He’s been holed up in his underground studio in The Bronx, NY – crunching (pun intended) to get the new [...]
Tango Down helped blow the doors off last years MRF3 Festival performing songs from their Kivel Recirds release Identity Crisis. The band knocked it up a notch with their strongest album and material to date,  which was welcomed with like minded reviews and praise last year.   So with the [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally self-released last year (and now given a proper CD release by the Kivel label), Unhinged is the third album from Bay Area hard rockers Madman’s Lullaby. They’re a relatively recent band, but their sound is anything but, drawing [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Here’s another debut release on the Kivel Records roster that slipped by us last year. Forever is the first album by Maxx Explosion, a U.S.-based melodic hard rock band consisting of Chris McCarvill (vocals, bass, keyboards), Jimi Bell [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – North Carolina-based melodic rockers No Love Lost made their debut last year on the Kivel Records label with this self-titled offering. The band features vocalist Scott Board, who fans of the NC scene might recall from bands like Dimage and [...]
by Justin Gainesx - Senior Columnist/News Editor – It’s been a long time coming – nine years to be exact – but melodic hard rockers Adriangale are finally back with a new studio album, their fifth overall, titled Suckerpunch. Adriangale is probably best known for featuring Guardian [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Dear Sanity is the debut offering from melodic hard rock newcomers LaValle. Led by guitarist Eddie LaValle and featuring bassist Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse), vocalist Carsten “Lizard” Schulz (Evidence One) and drummer Ramy Ali (Evidence [...]
Kivel Records recently announced the return of original Farcry vocalist Mark Giovi with the promise of new music, a new album, and new band with him leading the charge. Well, the time is now to shed a little more light on things to come in the new year.   Please welcome to the Kivel family [...]