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Album review: SPIRITS OF FIRE

Frontiers [Release date 22.2.19] Spirits Of Fire is the new outfit fronted by ex-Judas Priest singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. A supergroup of sorts the project brings together Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), guitarist Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), bassist Steve … Continue reading

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Album review: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA - Letters From The Labyrinth

Decca [Release date 29.01.16 - UK] Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) are back with a new album and unlike previous ones this is not a one themed rock opera, instead a collection of songs with varying themes.  Plus there are some classical … Continue reading

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Album review: CIRCLE II CIRCLE – Reign Of Darkness

CIRCLE II CIRCLE - Reign Of Darkness

earMUSIC [Release date 16.10.15] Circle II Circle are back with their latest album, which vocalist Zak Stevens says represents a musical reinvention for the band. Mmm, not too sure about that as the album is a typical Circle II Circle … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVATAGE – Return To Wacken

SAVATAGE – Return To Wacken

EarMusic – Out Now For a band whose career never quite reached the commercial heights of giants like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, US Progressive Power Metalers Savatage have managed to achieve many great things since their inception … Continue reading

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Album review: DAWN OF DESTINY – Forgotten, Enslaved, Admired, Released

www.phonotraxx.de [Released March 2014] If like me you’ve become a little fed up of the seemingly endless stream of power/prog metal bands releasing so-so albums then rejoice as Dawn Of Destiny have created a mighty album here. It’s a concept … Continue reading

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Album review: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Tales Of Winter Selections From The TSO Rock Operas

Decca [Release date 02.12.13] A timely ‘best of’ from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, who embark on a European tour in January after their traditional US pre-Christmas tour (the band are so popular they run two versions of the band in the … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: DAVID GATES, MISTRESS, CRASHDIET, REINXEED, SAVATAGE

MISTRESS  Loveteaser www.reverbnation.com/mistressrockband New Zealand band Mistress wants to bring back that 80’s hair metal sound…on a £2.53 budget judging by the sound. Mind you legendary producer Beau Hill does remix one song on here, ‘She’s A Sinner’. Siggy Signal … Continue reading

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Interview with JON OLIVA (Oliva/Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra) – 15 July 2013

It is not often that one gets to have a conversation with a music legend, especially one as pleasant, humble and down to earth as Jon Oliva – a man whose musical journey has created music of unsurpassable quality under … Continue reading

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Album review: OLIVA – Raise the Curtain

AFM Records Oliva is of course Jon Oliva of Jon Oliva’s Pain, Savatage and Trans Siberian-Orchestra (TSO) fame and this is his solo album. It differs from his JO Pain albums in that he handles most of the instruments himself, … Continue reading

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE – Full Circle : The Very Best

AFM 2012 Now here’s a band that I am aware of but never actually listened to which is surprising since I was a fan of the Zak Stevens fronted version of Savatage. The very same Zak Stevens left Savatage in … Continue reading

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JON OLIVA’S PAIN (Jon Oliva) INTERVIEW

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JON OLIVA’S PAIN (Jon Oliva) INTERVIEW Jon Oliva is one really difficult guy to get a hold of for an interview. Though I did manage to meet him for a signing session when touring the UK for the promotion of … Continue reading

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