Tag Archives: SPV

Album review: FARGO – Constellation

SPV [Release date 25.05.18] Right, strap yourself in – I’m going to be as charitable as I can here because I think it’s crass and churlish to be overly critical if someone else has been there and done it and … Continue reading

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Album review: IGNORE THE SIGN – A Line To Cross

IGNORE THE SIGN - A Line To Cross

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 23.02.18] Ignore The Sign are a new band formed around the trio of vocalist/keys/guitarist Ossy Pfeiffer, guitarist/vocalist Anca Graterol (Rosy Vista) and guitarist Steve Mann (MSG/Lionheart). The are joined by bass player Lars Lehmann (Uli Jon Roth),  percussionist … Continue reading

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Album review: ANVIL – Pounding The Pavement

ANVIL - Pounding The Pavement

Steamhammer/SPV (Release date 19.01.18) Few who have seen the brilliant ‘Story Of  Anvil’ film could fail to fall in love with this band. But is being the world’s most loveable metal band enough to make you want to carry on … Continue reading

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Album review: 42 DECIBEL – Overloaded

42 DECIBEL – Overloaded

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 23.06.17] When a band lists their influences as pretty much “Aussie Rock”, there’s no mistaking what’s going to be in that tin. And whaddya know…? Ditties about venereal disease, booze, loose women and fighting abound on the … 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: THE WILD! – Wild At Heart

THE WILD! - Wild At Heart

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 17.02.17] Jailhouse tattoo sleeves, Jack Daniels, skanky birds, drag cars, chainsaws, yobbish football-terrace choruses, drinking double-fisted, whacking beer bottles with baseball bats, Powerage-era riffagery, setting fire to…anything, reckless frat-boy behavior, blue denim cut-offs, trailer-park trash attitude and I’m guessing, way out of date … Continue reading

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Album review: FREEDOM CALL – Master Of Light

Steamhammer/SPV [Release date 18.11.16] Freedom Call are back with an all new studio album – last year’s ’666 Weeks Beyond Eternity’ was a re-issue of their ‘Eternity’ album with extra live tracks and one new song. I was thinking after … Continue reading

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Album review: BUN E. CARLOS – Greetings From Bunezuela

BUN E. CARLOS - Greetings From Bunezuela

SPV [Release date 24.06.16] Drummer Bun E. Carlos is still a member of Cheap Trick, although he doesn’t record or tour with them following a recent legal case. A real shame when bands have these disputes but then that is … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MIKKO JOENSUU, ODDITY, VINNIE MOORE

MIKKO JOENSUU Amen 1 An ambitious musical adventure here from Mikko Joensuu as this album is the first part of  a planned trilogy of albums. This is a very sparse album, in that Mikko’s vocals are the main focus backed … Continue reading

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Album review: PRONG – X: No Absolutes

PRONG - X: No Absolutes

SPV www.spv.de [Release date 05.02.16] Formed in New York City in 1986, Prong are a band that has flew under the radar to many in years gone by. The typical 80s thrash metal band also include many aspects of hardcore … Continue reading

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Album review: RAVEN – ExtermiNation

Raven

SPV www.spv.de [Released 27.04.15] It is no secret that I love the legendary NWOBHM band Raven. They have been a constant favorite of mine for the better part of my life. When I learned that they were crowd funding their … Continue reading

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Album review: KYLE GASS BAND

SPV www.spv.de [Released 27.04.15] Kyle Gass is one half of Tenacious D, the other half being Jack Black. This is Kyle striding out on his own, with the help of a hand picked bunch of fellow musicians. It will come … Continue reading

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Album review: FAIR WARNING – Sundancer

        SPV www.spv.de (Released 27th May) This band I always confuse with prog rockers Fates Warning for some bizarre reason. I loved their ‘Rainmaker’ album however since then they have not really tickled my fancy until this … Continue reading

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KAMELOT – Silverthorn

SPV ww.spv.de         An important album for Kamelot as with the departure of the band’s previous vocalist Khan, his replacement would have big shoes to fill. Luckily the band have chosen wisely in Tommy Karevik, formerly of … Continue reading

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Quick Play: THE APOSTATES, ZEN MOTEL, CAPTAIN CRIMSON, THE SPOKES, FULLFORCE

THE APOSTATES – Wide-Eyed & Determined www.theapostates.co.uk (Released Dec 10th) The Apostates formed back in 2006 and the three piece consist of Adam Stone (vocals/guitar), Steve Reynolds (bass/vocals) and Mike Saminaden (drums/vocals). They have racked up hundreds of live shows … Continue reading

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MAGNUM’S new album is a chart hit

BRITISH MELODIC ROCK LEGENDS’ ‘ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY’ ALBUM IN AT # 43 IN UK ALBUM CHART, # 3 IN ROCK CHART & #5 IN INDIE CHART*** ‘On The 13th Day’, the eighteenth studio album from hugely influential British melodic … Continue reading

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MAGNUM – On The 13th Day

Magnum - On the 13th Day

SPV (Release date: 24.09.12] Magnum celebrate their 40th anniversary this year and return with a new album, their sixth since reforming back in 2002. Quick mention to the limited edition digi pack as this adds bonus live songs and alternate … Continue reading

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FAIR WARNING – Best and More

            SPV 2012 www.spv.de Fair Warning has been on the go for 20 years now and remains one of Germany’s best kept secrets, producing melodic rock of the highest order.  The band has produced six … Continue reading

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LITA FORD – Living Like A Runaway

 SPV/Steamhammer 2012 “Living Like A Runaway” is the powerful, return to form new album from Lita Ford. Following 2009’s near miss “Wicked Wonderland” the album, her 8th as a solo artist, is a straight ahead rock record packed with decent … Continue reading

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Frames new album ‘In Via’ released 23rd April on SPV

FRAMES SECOND INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM, ‘IN VIA’ RELEASED APRIL 23RD ON STEAMHAMMER/SPV “Incredibly, Jonas Meyer (guitars) Manuel Schonfeld (keyboards) Julian Hoffman (bass) and Kiryll Kulakowski (drums) have only been together since 2007. I say incredibly, because the music on ‘Mosaik’ is … Continue reading

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