Tag Archives: melodic

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 back in 1993 and it was six years since ‘IV’ was released. Always a good mix of previously released material, covers and few new songs ‘V’ … 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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Album review: NIGHT RANGER – Don’t Let Up

NIGHT RANGER - Don

Frontiers [Release date 24.03.17] Night Ranger, unlike many of their fellow 80′s melodic hard rock bands, have been consistently releasing new music and of a high quality. In fact for me they are one of the few bands who I … Continue reading

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Album review: DIRTY WHITE BOYZ – Down And Dirty

Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Release date 24.03.17] Not the classic one album band from the late 80′s featuring Earl Slick and David Glenn Eisley, this is a new band and they have a ‘z’ on the end of their name. The … Continue reading

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Album review: STEPHEN PEARCY – Smash

Frontiers [Release date 27.01.17] “Smash” is the latest solo album from Stephen Pearcy and it really is hard not to draw comparison with Ratt as the band’s frontman is really back at his best here. The 13 track album opens … Continue reading

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Album review: KESTON COBBLERS CLUB – Almost Home

[Release date 31.03.17] An intriguing band name, as the band are named after a penniless cobbler who by playing the violin in the local tavern got everybody dancing, thereby wearing out the soles of his customers who of course needed their shoes cobbled by him. … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE DARKER MY HORIZON – The Acoustic Couch, Bracknell, 11 March 2017

The Darker My Horizon

The Acoustic Couch is a new live music venue in Bracknell, which it has to be said isn’t the easiest to find tucked away under a car park in a back street. Still once inside it is a fair sized … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MUTE GODS – Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth

THE MUTE GODS - Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth

Inside Out [Release date 24.02.17] The Mute Gods return with their second album and like their debut it looks at the darker side of humanity and how we can’t continue on our current path without devastating consequences. A tardigrade, or … Continue reading

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Interview: PHIL LEWIS of L.A. GUNS

GRTR!’s Nikk Gunns catchEs up with Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns to hear about how he reunited with Tracii Guns and the band’s upcoming UK tour dates. You’ve been making music for a while now- sum your career in one … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONVILLE – A World Of Fools

Frontiers [Release date 24.02.17] Lionville are back after an extended break (their second album came out in 2012) and they are on a new label as well. Lionville’s main man Stefano Lionetti is still on board, plus Work Of Art’s … Continue reading

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News: THUNDER – New album, tour and radio interview (February 2017)

Melodic hard rockers Thunder release a new studio album ‘Rip It Up’ on 10 February via earMUSIC. The band’s eleventh studio album follows the successful ‘Wonder Days’ and last year’s performances at Ramblin’ Man and Steelhouse Festivals. The band ‘s … Continue reading

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Album review: TIM BOWNESS – Lost In The Ghostlight

Inside Out [Release date 17.02.17] To my shame I have never really listened to any of the music by Tim Bowness prior to this album. The album’s theme revolves around the contemporary musings of Moonshot leader Jeff Harrison, though the … Continue reading

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Gig review: TNT – Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

TNT - Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

When first informed about Norwegian band TNT’s upcoming 30th anniversary tour of ‘Tell No Tales’ featuring the return of the U.S. born Tony Harnell on vocals following his brief stint in Skid Row, I realised the only way I would … Continue reading

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Quick plays: SAVIOUR, JIMI ANDERSON GROUP, GARY ‘GUITAR’ LAMMIN

SAVIOUR - Let Me Leave

SAVIOUR Let Me Leave UNFD [Release date 13.01.17] Saviour hail from Perth, Australia having started out in 2011, releasing their debut album in 2013 and then they went on hiatus until October 2015. This is the band’s second album and … Continue reading

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Album review: LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – In Disguise

LAST AUTUMN

Escape Music [Release date 20.01.17] Last Autumn’s Dream are not strangers to the odd cover having covering songs by Wizzard and REO Speedwagon on past albums. This time around they opted to do a whole album of covers of songs … Continue reading

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Quick plays: D’ERCOLE, JIM JIDHED, BEACHEADS

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D’ERCOLE No Place Like Home This is the fourth album from melodic hard rock band D’Ercole and they have released it themselves having left Z Records. The album features Phil Vincent as the main songwriter and producer (does this man never … Continue reading

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News: On Christmas Day – MAGNUM Special with Bob Catley and The Ballads (December 2016)

Bob Catley - Magnum

Melodic pomp rockers Magnum release a new compilation album in January via SPV.  Called ‘The Valley of Tears – The Ballads’ it features a selection of carefully chosen tracks from previous albums that have been re-visited, remixed or re-recorded. It … Continue reading

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