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Album review: ENUFF Z’NUFF – Clowns Lounge

Frontiers [Release date 02.12.16] Been awhile since any new material from Enuff Z’Nuff, 2010′s ‘Dissonance’ to be precise. This is not quite a new release, as the songs on here were first written back in 1988-89 by Chip Z’Nuff and … Continue reading

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Album review: PRETTY MAIDS – Kingmaker

PRETTY MAIDS – Kingmaker

Frontiers Records [Release date 04.11.16] “Kingmaker” is Pretty Maids’ 15th studio album if you include 2014’s superb “Louder Than Ever” which contained re-recordings of old tunes plus 4 newbies and it continues their run of high quality releases. The Danish … Continue reading

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Album review: HARDLINE – Human Nature

HARDLINE – Human Nature

Frontiers Records [Release date 04.10.16] Former super-group Hardline return with their 5th studio album “Human Nature” following on from 2012’s “Danger Zone”. Vocalist Johnny Gioeli and brother Joey formed Hardline on LA’s sunset strip back in 1991 and they found … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – The Book

Frontiers [Release date 04.11.16] Graham Bonnet has had a busy past year or so, going on tour with his band, having his solo albums re-issued plus ones from his days in Alcatrazz and Blackthorne. Now we have this double CD … Continue reading

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Quick plays: REDLINE MESSIAH, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, SEVENTH WONDER

Redline Messiah

REDLINE MESSIAH Buzzbomd Records Redline Messiah hail from the Mid-West and are made up from a melting pot of Chicago and California punk and metal veterans. Having formed only last year, the band’s debut album is a punk laced melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: JORN – Heavy Rock Radio

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 03.06.16] Jorn is back with…another covers album. In the past few years he has been doing various re-recordings of his older work or covers, plus last years rather good ‘Dracula – The Swing Of Death’ with … Continue reading

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Quick plays: PHANTOM 5, LUKE ELLIOT, HEADLINE MANIAC

PHANTOM 5 S/T Frontiers [Release date 13.05.16] Phantom 5 is a new band/project featuring the familiar names of Michael Voss (Casanova/Silver/Bonfire/Mad Max), vocalist Claus Lessmann (ex-Bonfire), guitarist Robby Boebel (Frontline), drummer Axel Kruse (drums) and on bass Francis Buchholz (MS … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TREATMENT – Generation Me

THE TREATMENT - Generation Me

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 18.03.16] The Treatment have been around since 2008 and this is album number three from them. They have supported many big names in the rock world including Kiss, Motley Crue and Status Quo plus they have … Continue reading

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Album review: RESURRECTION KINGS

Resurrection Kings

Frontiers Records [Release date 29.01.16] Frontiers new project sees former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy continue his return to the spotlight following Giuffria’s poorly received and presumably short lived reunion at Rockingham. This time he has teamed up with a line … Continue reading

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Album review: LAST IN LINE – Heavy Crown

LAST IN LINE - Heavy Crown

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 19.02.16] How poignant that, as I write this review, it is just hours since the news broke that bass player Jimmy Bain has died. A member of Rainbow, Thin Lizzy and a pivotal part of Dio, … Continue reading

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Album review: PRIMAL FEAR – Rulebreaker

PRIMAL FEAR – Rulebreaker

Frontiers Records [Release date 22.11.15] Teutonic metal merchants Primal Fear return with their 11th studio album “Rulebreaker” which follows a similar path to 2014’s well received “Delivering The Black” opus. Primal Fear were founded way back in 1997 when bassist … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY SHERWOOD – Citizen

BILLY SHERWOOD – Citizen

Frontiers Records [Release date 06.11.15] Billy Sherwood, man of many talents and currently bassist for Yes, has assembled an impressive cast of guest musicians for his “Citizen” album…but the question has to be can it deliver when so many of … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL HUNT – XIII : Devil’s Dozen

ROYAL HUNT – XIII : Devil’s Dozen

Frontiers Records [Release date 21.08.15] Danish progressive metal kings Royal Hunt return with “Devil’s Dozen” which is, surprise surprise, their 13th studio album. The man behind Royal Hunt and its music always has been (and always will be) keyboard maestro … Continue reading

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Album review: PRAYING MANTIS – Legacy

PRAYING MANTIS – Legacy

Frontiers Records [Release date 21.08.15] Praying Mantis were always lumped in with the NWOBHM but they were always more of a melodic rock band and “Legacy”, their 10th if you include the one issued under the Stratus banner in 1984, … Continue reading

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Album review: BEAUVOIR/FREE – American Trash

BEAUVOIR/FREE – American Trash

Frontiers Records [Release date 05.06.15] “American Trash” by Beauvoir/Free is a Crown of Thorns album in all but name and is a welcome return to the classic melodic rock sound of yesteryear. Jean Beauvoir, he of the impressive ever-present white … Continue reading

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Album review: CAIN’S OFFERING – Stormcrow

CAIN’S OFFERING – Stormcrow

Frontiers Records [Release date 15.05.15] Cain’s Offering are a Finnish power metal super-group of sorts and “Stormcrow” is actually their second studio album following on from “Gather The Faithful” that was released back in 2009. The brains behind the band … Continue reading

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Album review: IMPELLITTERI – Venom

Frontiers Records [release date 17.04.15] Venom is the tenth studio album from Impellitteri and their first since “Wicked Maiden” back in 2009. My last dealings with Chris Impellitteri, however, were way back in 1988 with his debut “Stand In Line” … Continue reading

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Album review: PETERIK-SCHERER – Risk Everything

PETERIK-SCHERER – Risk Everything

Frontiers Records [Release date 17.04.15] Founding Survivor member Jim Peterik returns with his latest project featuring his latest vocal find in Marc Scherer. “Risk Everything” was written specifically to suite the vocal talents of Scherer who he first met during … Continue reading

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Album review: TOTO – XIV

TOTO - XIV

Frontiers [Released 20.03.15] Toto are back for their first new studio album since 2006′s ‘Falling In Between’. Since then the band have undergone a few changes with Joseph Williams back in the band since 2010 (he sang on their  mid/late … Continue reading

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Album Review: ISSA – Crossfire

Frontiers Records [release date 20.02.15] Issa Oversveen returns with “Crossfire”…an album of original material following on from her 2012 obscure AOR covers album “Can’t Stop”. The promotional literature mentions Issa in the same breath as both Heart and Roxette and … Continue reading

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