Tag Archives: melodic

Album review: ALL 4 1 – The World’s Best Hope

Frontiers [Release date 07.07.17] All 4 1 are another Frontiers project, with this one overseen by Alessandro Del Vecchio, who produced the album as well as playing keys and co-writing a few songs. The band consists of half of Alliance (about time … Continue reading

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Album review: CATS IN SPACE – Scarecrow

CATS IN SPACE - Scarecrow

www.catsinspaceband.com [Release date 28.08.17] Cats In Space’s debut album ‘Too Many Gods’ was released in 2015 and rightly won the band many rave reviews. Since then they have toured supporting Thunder, done a joint headline tour with Space Elevator, appeared … Continue reading

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Album review: TEN – Gothica

TEN - Gothica

Frontiers [Release date 07.07.17] Album number thirteen from the enduring melodic rockers Ten, which also sees them back on Frontiers in a multi-album deal. They have hit a purple patch these past few years, helped no doubt by the same line-up … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONHEART – Second Nature

LIONHEART - Second Nature

AOR Heaven [25.08.17] Blimey, it has been a few years since Lionheart last released an album – over thirty to be precise! Their sole studio album to date was 1984′s ‘Hot Tonight’, rightly revered among many rock fans. They split-up in 1986 with Dennis … Continue reading

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Album review: DON BARNES – Ride The Storm

MelodicRock Records [Release date 20.06.17] Hats off to MelodicRock Record’s Andrew McNeice who finally got this long lost album released. Don Barnes, of southern rockers .38 Special fame, recorded this album back in 1989, however due the time honoured label … Continue reading

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Single and EP reviews: JOSH TAERK, SLYDIGS, PETER DONEGAN

JOSH TAERK Rock N Roll On

  JOSH TAERK Rock N Roll On Josh Taerk has released a new single digitally and it has been a little while since we heard anything new from him. ‘Rock N Roll On’ is a classy upbeat rocker, complete with … Continue reading

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Interview: CORNERSTONE

We caught up with Alina Peter (Vocals/Guitars) and Michael Wachelhofer (Bass/Keyboards/Vocals) of Cornerstone to see what they have planned for this year and beyond, plus how their latest album ‘Reflection’ has been doing… Have you been pleased with the response … Continue reading

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Album review: IT – We’re All In This Together

IT - We

Progressive Gears Records [Release date 01.03.17] This is the fifth album by IT and judging by this album I have some catching up to do. IT is the mastermind of Nick Jackson and Andy Rowberry, with the band completed by James Hawkins … Continue reading

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Album review: RADIATION ROMEOS – S/T

RADIATION ROMEOS - S/T

Frontiers [Release date 02.06.17] Radiation Romeos is the new band featuring former Warrior and Steve Stevens’ Atomic Playboys vocalist Parramore McCarty – the band name comes from the Atomic Playboys album. He is joined by Dag Heyne (guitars), Jogi Spittka … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

INGLORIOUS - Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

Inglorious’ star is rising nicely – little over a year after their debut album had them voted best newcomers in many end of year polls, and after a series of high profile touring opportunities, they have swiftly followed up with … Continue reading

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Album review: FRANKIE OLIVER – Here I Am

Good Deeds Music [Release date 09.06.17] www.frankieolivermusic.com Frankie Oliver actually recorded his debut album ‘Looking For The Twist’ in 1997 (with the Sly & Robbie rhythm section), however due to various reasons it never really took off and he instead … Continue reading

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Album review: NAD SYLVAN – The Bride Said No

Inside Out [Release date 26.05.17] ‘Bride Said No’ is the second part of Nad Sylvan’s ‘vampirate’ trilogy and a follow-up to 2015′s ‘Courting The Widow’. Nad Sylvan is best known for fronting Steve Hackett’s band, who guests on this album, along with … Continue reading

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EP reviews: THE LOFT CLUB, DIG DEEPER, GOODWOOD ATOMS

THE LOFT CLUB Heart’s Desire www.facebook.com/theloftclubband The Loft Club released this EP back in October 2016 and have had big success on Spotify with a Niklas Ibach dance remix of the EP’s title track. Their sound recalls greats like the … Continue reading

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Album review: HONEYJACK – 8 Track

www.honeyjackband.com Honeyjack are a duo of Mark Summerlin (vocals/guitars) and T.J. Scarlett (guitars). Mark Summerlin has been the guitarist and musical director for Seal and he was planning this to be a solo album, that was until he hooked up … Continue reading

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Album review: BAI BANG – Rock Of Life

BAI BANG - Rock Of Life

AOR Heaven [Release date 28.04.17] Bai Bang have been around since the late 80′s, weathering the grunge storm that saw off a lot of glam metal/hard rock bands and the one constant has been vocalist Diddi Kastenholt. On this album there … Continue reading

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Album review: AXEL RUDI PELL – Ballads V

AXEL RUDI PELL - Ballads V

Steamhammer/SPV [Release date 21.04.17] Axel Rudi Pell has been releasing these ballads collections since 1993 and it was six years since ‘IV’ was released. Always a good mix of previously released material, covers and few new songs, ‘V’ is no … Continue reading

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Album review: LONELY ROBOT – The Big Dream

LONELY ROBOT - The Big Dream

Inside Out Music [Release date 28.04.17] After a two year wait we get the second part of the trilogy from Lonely Robot, aka John Mitchell (Frost*/Arena/It Bites). He again plays all instruments bar the drums, played by the ever reliable Craig … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUES IMAGE feat. MIKE PINERA – Timeless

BLUES IMAGE feat. MIKE PINERA - Timeless

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra [Release date 31.03.17) Perhaps best known for his stint in Blues Image, Mike Pinera was also for a time a member of seminal heavy metallers Iron Butterfly.  Unsurprisingly, a version of the classic ‘In A Gadda Da Vida’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: SLAM CARTEL – Carlisle, Hastings, 27 March 2017

“It’s quite overwhelming having all these people singing these songs back at us,” lead singer, Gary Moffat, tells the audience at the Carlisle at one point during tonight’s gig. Clearly, the Kent-based hard rock outfit, Slam Cartel, have something of … Continue reading

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Album review: HOUSE OF LORDS – Saint Of The Lost Souls

HOUSE OF LORDS - Saint Of The Lost Souls

Frontiers [Release date 24.03.17] House Of Lords return with their eleventh studio album and a new bassist, Chris Tristram, who replaces the departing Chris McCarvill, who has been in the band since 2005. The other thing to note is that … Continue reading

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