Tag Archives: Pretty Maids

Album review: NORDIC UNION- Second Coming

Release Date 9.11.18 Erik Martensson has maintained a work rate in 2018 that would put the Stalinist-era miner Stakhanov to shame.  His own band Eclipse had a quieter year but on top of his significant participation in the W.E.T. and … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL – Nottingham Trent University Students Union, 19-21 October 2018

Tokyo Motor Fist - ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL, October 2018

Now in its fourth year, anticipation had been steadily growing ever since the line up was announced in February for Rockingham, which accurately bills itself as ‘three days of the finest melodic hard rock from around the world’. Proof of … 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: NORDIC UNION

Nordic Union

Frontiers Records [Release date 29.01.16] Lead singer of Eclipse, whose ‘Armageddonize’ album was GRTR!’s second best melodic rock album of 2015, Erik Martensson is one of the most prolific, not to say talented, figures in his field. The latest in … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIREFEST – Nottingham Rock City, 24-26 October 2014 (Day 2)

Rage Of Angels -  Firefest - Nottingham Rock City, 25 October 2014

DAY 2 – FIREHOUSE, BLACK N BLUE, PRETTY MAIDS, BABYLON AD, BOULEVARD, FROM THE FIRE, RAGE OF ANGELS Day 2 also began with home grown talent in Rage Of Angels, formed by Ged Rylands who was playing guitar rather than … Continue reading

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Gig Review: FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL, Italy, 1-3 May 2014

Frontiers Rock Festival, Italy, May 2014

Famous Italian bands can be counted on the fingers of one hand, yet it is an Italian label, Frontiers Records, who have emerged as the world force in melodic rock. Starting with the underground acts, they have accumulated a huge … Continue reading

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Album review: COLDSPELL – Frozen Paradise

Coldspell

Escape Music www.escape-music.com Album number three from ColdSpell and Tommy Hansen (Helloween/Pretty Maids) is again at the mixing desk. Good to see the keyboards and Hammond playing of Matti Eklund higher in the mix and like the Pretty Maids the … Continue reading

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Gig review: PRETTY MAIDS – Camden Underworld, 22 September 2013

One of the most enduring bands from the European metal scene, Danish outfit Pretty Maids, have not played these shores since 1985 amazingly enough, other than an appearance at Firefest.  In the circumstances it was disappointing that even the Underworld … Continue reading

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Album review: PRETTY MAIDS – Motherland

Frontiers Records (Release date 22.3.13) I was reminded what a long career Pretty Maids have enjoyed when, a couple of years back, a well-oiled singer Ronnie Atkins burst into a curry house after Firefest and regaled us diners with tales … Continue reading

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News: SKYFEST 2013, 21-22 September,The Intake,Mansfield,Notts

Skyfest 2013

Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio… Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page. Power Plays w/c 13 May (Mon-Fri) WARM RAIN Here Comes The Rain Again (Rain Recordings) DARWIN Cosmic Rays (indie) MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND … Continue reading

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LOVE UNDER COVER – Set The Night On Fire

Escape Music www.escape-music.com Sweden does it again as another great melodic hard rock band bursts onto the scene. Mind you one look at the line-up and they are seasoned musicians including Last Autumn’s Dream vocalist Mikael Erlandsson and Martin Kronlund … Continue reading

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Pretty Maids “It Comes Alive (Maid In Switzerland)”

Frontiers 2012 Danish band Pretty Maids have been together for just over 30 years and in that time have sold albums probably in the hundreds of thousands, yet they have not attained the wider recognition that others in their genre … Continue reading

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