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Album review: KING OF HEARTS

KING OF HEARTS - King Of Hearts

MelodicRock Records [Release date 22.11.19] King Of Hearts are another band making a comeback many years after their first shot at musical stardom back in the late 80s. However, their label at the time didn’t release their debut album which … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK BAKER – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

MARK BAKER - The Future Ain

MelodicRock Records [Release date 26.07.19] The name Mark Baker may not be immediately recognizable to many, but he is the man behind the classic Signal ‘Loud & Clear’ album as well as many other songs for the likes of .38 … Continue reading

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Album review: BOULEVARD – IV Luminescence

BOULEVARD - IV Luminescence

MelodicRock Records [Release date 22.09.17] Here’s a band I thought I’d never hear new music from and I am very glad to be proved wrong. Boulevard are a Canadian band who released two albums – 1988′s self-titled debut and 1990′s ‘Into … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOONDANCE JAM – Walker, Minnesota, USA, 21-23 July 2016

CHICAGO - MOONDANCE JAM - July 2016

Considering the previous generation thought rock n roll was a passing fad, and given the pace of change in the industry, it is a substantial feat for any rock festival to reach a 25 year milestone. It is even more … Continue reading

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Album review: CHAMPLIN, WILLIAMS, FRIESTEDT – CWF

CHAMPLIN, WILLIAMS, FRIESTEDT - CWF

AOR Heaven [Release date 26.10.15] CWF is a West Coast AOR supergroup teaming up Toto’s Joseph Williams with former Chicago vocalist Bill Champlin and guitarist/producer Peter Friestedt. The trio have released a live DVD already and Williams & Friestedt released … Continue reading

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News: ANVIL, TIM BOWNESS, REO SPEEDWAGON – Thursday 30 April 2015

Burning Point release their self-titled new album on June 12th on their new record label AFM Records. Supremacy is a new band featuing singer Claus Lessmann (ex-BONFIRE), Michael Voss (CASANOVA/MAD MAX),Robby Boebel (ex-FRONTLINE/EVIDENCE ONE), Axel Kruse (ex-JADED HEART) and former … Continue reading

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News: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SLIPKNOT, PRETTY THINGS – Tuesday 20 January 2015

Malmsteen - Now Your Ships Are Burning

The Polydor albums of Yngwie Malmsteen are collected in a new four-CD box set, ‘Now Your Ships Are Burned’, due for release on February 23rd. The box set includes Rising Force (1984), Marching Out (1985), Trilogy (1986), Odyssey (1988) and … Continue reading

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Gig review: MELODIC ROCK FEST 4, H.O.M.E.Bar, Arlington Heights,Chicago, USA, 3-5 October 2014

The Radio Sun - Melodic Rock Fest 4, Chicago, October 2014

After the success of the third Melodic Rock Fest last September, the attempt to bring to the Americans the cult melodic rock bands that are seen at Firefest and other places, melodicrock.com supremo Andrew McNeice swiftly moved forward with plans … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLACK 4, MIKE CAMPESE

Black 4 - The Tales Of Cuatro Negro

BLACK 4 –The Tales of Cuatro Negro Self Release  (Release date – out now ) Black 4 are a quartet from Chicago who formed in 2011. They play raw rock and roll mixed with a touch of punk and metal. … Continue reading

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Album review: CHICAGO – Chicago XXXVI:Now

CHICAGO- Chicago XXXVI:Now

Frontiers Records [Release Date 04.07.14] Chicago’s enduring habit of numbering each of their albums consecutively only draw attention to their longevity. XXXVI  is their first album of new material since 2006’s XXX, and while the latter saw them collaborating with … Continue reading

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