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Album review: ANETTE OLZON – Strong

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Frontiers Records [release date 10.09.21] A Symphonic Rock album for the ABBA generation, Anette (Dark Element/ Nightwish) Olzon’s collaboration with maestro, Magnus Karlsson, titled Strong, is huge, confident and full of heartstopping hooks. It has a lovely gloss to it… … Continue reading

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Album review: LONG SHADOWS DAWN – Isle Of Wrath

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Frontiers [Release date 06.08.21] Long Shadows Dawn is a new collaboration between vocalist extraordinaire Doogie White and guitarist Emil Norberg from power metal band Persuader. The guys have taken their musical cues from the classic rock of the late 70’s … Continue reading

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Album review: TERRA ODIUM – Ne Plus Ultra

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Frontiers Records [Release date 11.06.21] In its more expansive moments, Norwegian band Terra Odium’s album resonates with the sci-fi dissonance of tech metal. The kind that Brad Fiedel and Wendy Carlos wielded on “The Terminator” and “The Shining” film scores. … Continue reading

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Album review: THE END MACHINE – Phase 2

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Frontiers Music [Release date 09.03.21] This second The End Machine album, Phase 2, does what it would’ve said if it had been in a tin. And it says it emphatically, loudly, subtly in places and outright aggressively in others. It’s … Continue reading

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Album review: SUNSTORM – Afterlife

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Frontiers Records [Release date 12.03.21] Gone are the days of the Joe Lynn Turner fronted Sunstorm. Gone are the days when the band’s songs were written by Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Bob Halligan jnr, The Martin (Vega) Brothers and other … Continue reading

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Album review: SECRET SPHERE – Lifeblood

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Frontiers Records [Release date 12.03.21] If Italy’s Secret Sphere aren’t the EU’s Power Metal poster boys, then they should be. They are a relatively unsung band who’ve battled through multiple line up changes, and come up smelling of roses every … Continue reading

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Album review: RONNIE ATKINS – One Shot

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Frontiers Records [release date 12.03.21] Ronnie Atkins, founding member of Denmark’s Pretty Maids, bows out with his one and only solo album, One Shot. Ronnie has recently been diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. So the album title is … Continue reading

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Album review: TURBULENCE – Frontal

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Frontiers Records [Release date 12.03.21] Lebanese Progressive Rock/Metal band, Turbulence, are crossing a few boundaries with their provocatively titled Frontiers debut, Frontal. It is a defiantly bold attempt to incorporate the music of the wider world into their work. Something … Continue reading

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Album review: HEART HEALER – The Metal Opera by Magnus Karlsson

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Frontiers Records [release date 12.03.21] Magnus Karlsson needs no introduction. Neither do the (all female) vocalists who grace Heart Healer. Apparently a “Metal Opera” has been something of an ambition of Karlsson’s for some time. The idea is not new … Continue reading

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Album review: 3.2 – Third Impression

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Pete Feenstra chatted to Robert Berry for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in May 2021. Frontiers Records [Release date 12.02.21] This is the end. Second and final album from 3.2. The success of the first collaboration between Robert Berry, Keith … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DEFIANTS – The Defiants

THE DEFIANTS- The Defiants

Frontiers Records [Release Date 15.04.16] The Paul Laine era of Danger Danger, where the Canadian singer kept the flag flying during the wilderness years before the charismatic Ted Poley returned, is often unfairly neglected, not least in the band’s own … Continue reading

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Album review: NORDIC UNION

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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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Album review: KHYMERA- The Grand Design

Frontiers Records (Release Date 04.12.15) Khymera have now released four albums under a variety of line ups. I must admit the only one I bought was their 2003 debut which had the ‘production line’  trademarks of too many melodic rock … Continue reading

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Album review: BLOOD RED SAINTS- S/T

Frontiers Records (Release Date 4.12.15) One of 2014’s unexpected surprises in the world of melodic rock was a very impressive debut by Brits In Faith, unleashing a real vocal find in Pete Godfrey. They seem to have had a short … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – Gibson Guitar Studios, London, 19 November 2015

INGLORIOUS - Gibson Guitar Studios, London, 19 November 2015

An increasing buzz seems to be building around Inglorious as a significant new force on the UK rock scene. Though 2016 will see their official bow with a debut album, tour with The Winery Dogs and headline shows, this was … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNCH MOB – Rebel

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Frontiers Records [Release Date 21.08.15] Former Dokken guitarist George Lynch is in extremely prolific form after an up and down career. Less than a year ago came a mini album under the Lynch Mob banner, ‘Sun Red Sun’, then his … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE- The Purple Album

WHITESNAKE- The Purple Album

Frontiers Records [Release date 18.05.15] When news came out earlier this year that the new Whitesnake project that had been kept under wraps was to comprise re-recordings of Mark 3 and 4 Deep Purple songs  I had mixed feelings, to … Continue reading

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PINK CREAM 69- Ceremonial (Frontiers records- release date 25.1.2013)

German melodic rockers Pink Cream 69 have been going nearly a quarter of a century now and I remember them supporting Europe back in 1992, yet have gone under the radar somewhat, possibly because of their rather naff name. Ceremonial … Continue reading

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