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Album review: COLDSPELL – A New World Arise

Coldspell - A New World Arise

Escape Music [Release date 22.09.17] ColdSpell have been around since 2005 and this is the band’s fourth album, with what is quite a gap for them since 2013′s ‘Frozen Paradise’. However, that extra time in between albums has allowed the … Continue reading

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Album review: H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown

earMUSIC Release Date 22.09.17 Back in 2014, with their fourth album ‘Tearing Down the Walls’, and high energy live shows, H.E.A.T seemed on the verge of a major commercial breakthrough as standard bearers for a new breed of melodic rockers.  … Continue reading

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Album review: SERIOUS BLACK – Mirrorworld

SERIOUS BLACK – Mirrorworld

AFM Records [Release date 09.09.16] European supergroup Serious Black return with their sophomore release “Mirrorworld” less than 2 years after debut “As Daylight Breaks” hit the racks. The backbone of vocalist Urban breed, Dominik Sebastian (guitars), bassist Mario Lochert and … Continue reading

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Album Review: 21OCTAYNE – 2.0

21OCTAYNE – 2.0

AFM Records [Release date 25.09.15] 21Octayne are back with their sophomore album, thoughtfully titled “2.0”, a mere 16 months after their superb debut “Into The Open”. The line-up for “2.0” remains unchanged apart from the loss of bassist Andrew Lauer…so … Continue reading

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Album review: HOUSE OF LORDS – Indestructible

HOUSE OF LORDS - Indestructible

Frontiers Records [Release Date 05.06.15] Hard to believe but the revised line up of House Of Lords put together in 2006 by sole original member James Christian has now released substantially more albums than the original band with Gregg Giuffria,  … Continue reading

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Album review: SWEET AND LYNCH – Only to Rise

Sweet & Lynch - Only To Rise

Frontiers Records [Release Date 23.01.15] Sweet and Lynch may sound like a firm of corporate lawyers, an image accentuated by the album cover of the pair suited and booted in front of a cityscape of skyscrapers, but it is the … Continue reading

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Album review: HAREM SCAREM -Thirteen

Harem Scarem - Thirteen

Frontiers Records [Release Date 05.12.14] While never quite crossing over into mainstream success, few bands are talked of in such hushed tones in melodic rock circles as Harem Scarem. Having split in 2008 but reformed last year and included three … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL

Frontiers Records [Release Date 14.6.13] He may not be a household name, but Magnus Karlsson has been one of European hard rock’s go-to people for some time, assembling critically acclaimed projects like Starbreaker and Allen-Lande, writing prolifically, and for the … Continue reading

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