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Quick plays: ASTRALION, GEORGIA RUTH

ASTRALION Outlaw Cliches ahoy! Rampant guitar solos – check; choral backing vocals – check; keyboards set to thrash mode – check. If you like Stratovarious and HammerFall you may like this, but they really need to get a few musical … Continue reading

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Album review: STRATOVARIUS – Best Of

STRATOVARIUS - Best Of

earMUSIC [Release date 20.05.16] Stratovarius have been around since 1985 and have to date released 16 studio albums, so as you can imagine this 29 song best of will only touch on the band’s impressive musical output to date. The … Continue reading

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Album review: GAMMA RAY – Heading For Tomorrow

GAMMA RAY - Heading For Tomorrow

earMusic [Release date 24.07.15] Gamma Ray were formed after Kai Hansen left Helloween, the band he helped co-found, back in 1988. Back then this was big news as Helloween were riding a massive wave of popularity (they had played Monsters … Continue reading

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Album review: KAMELOT – Haven

Kamelot - Awaken

Napalm Records [Released 05.05.15] Kamelot are back! Following on from 2013′s ‘Silverthorn’, which marked the debut of  vocalist Tommy Karevik, Thomas Youngblood and co. have come back with another cracking Kamelot album. They have changed labels, leaving SPV who they … Continue reading

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Album review: MOB RULES – Timekeeper – 20th Anniversary Box Set

        Steamhammer/ SPV (Release date 13.10.14) German power metallers Mob Rules have been treading the boards for the last 20 years and in celebration of that they released this limited edition box set. The box set is … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GAMMA RAY, CHRIS GRAY, THE BLOW MONKEYS

GAMMA RAY – The Best (Of)

GAMMA RAY – The Best (Of) earMusic [Released 02.02.15] Amazingly it has been thirty years since former Helloween guitarist Kai Hansen formed Gamma Ray. This comes as a standard 2CD package along with a 2CD limited edition and for the … Continue reading

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Album review: ORDEN OGAN – Ravenhead

Orden Ogan - Ravenhead

AFM Records [Released 12.01.15] This is the band’s fifth album and hopefully after an impressive back catalogue, along with this enjoyable new release, they will start to get a bigger following. They will appeal to fans of power and progressive … Continue reading

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Interview with ALEX STAROPOLI (Rhapsody Of Fire) – 7 November 2013

Name changes, line up changes, legal disputes: Rhapsody Of Fire have been through and survived all these last couple of years. What is quite surprising, though, is the fact that they have emerged looking stronger and with a top quality … Continue reading

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Gig review: HELLOWEEN – The Forum, Kentish Town, London, 16 April 2013

Helloween, Kentish Town Forum, 16 April 2013

If you are a frequent visitor to our pages, especially our gig reviews section, you would have undoubtedly noticed that on the 15th of April, a day prior to the one featured in this review, I attended a magnificent Pain … Continue reading

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