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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — It’s been nearly a decade since we last heard from Street Talk, the Swedish AOR band featuring Goran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Brazen Abbott). Street Talk was arguably the best band in the modern era at crafting pure, Toto-inspired AOR songs. [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist — When you think of the key bands in the early power metal scene, the ones in Germany that totally wrote the playbook for the whole genre, the same bands always come to mind. Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, and…Scanner? Well, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — When it comes to the thrash metal scenes in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the Bay Area and German scenes tend to garner the most attention, and that’s only appropriate given how influential both scenes were. What is too often overlooked – [...]