TARJA announces ‘Act II’

After Tarja's live album 'Act I' has been very successful, it's 'Act II' that will see the light of day on July 27th. The shows that built the base for  'Act II' were part of Tarja's 'The Shadow Shows', which was a world tour with more than 200 concerts in 40 countries. The core of... Continue Reading →

UP IN SMOKE festival announced second headliner

Up In Smoke Indoor Fest 2018 has just announced a bunch of new bands, including their second headliner: The almighty ELECTRIC WIZARD, bringing their new album "Wizard Bloody Wizard" to make Pratteln tremble once again! Taking place October 5th & 6th 2018 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland, highclass acts such as JOHN GARCIA & THE... Continue Reading →

CD review GRAVEYARD ‘Peace’

(8/10) One of last decade’s shooting stars in classic rock is Graveyard. The four Swedes began in 2006 and debut with a self-titled album the same year. It was Tee Pee Records and their great sense for new bands that led to the album number one. ‘Graveyard’ was the springboard for the band signing with... Continue Reading →


The all-star hard rock and heavy metal group DevilStar, which founding producer/guitarist Paul Crook (Anthrax, Meat Loaf, Sebastian Bach) and executive producer John Madera describe as the world's first interactive band, have posted a teaser video of the group's debut single – a cover of the Judas Priest classic “Beyond The Realms Of Death.” The clip... Continue Reading →

CD review LIV SIN “Inverted’ (EP)

(8/10) Female-fronted powerhouse Liv Sin, successor of Sister Sin, added a new EP to their discography. The disc is entitled ‘Inverted’ and follows the debut 'Follow Me' from 2017. Three songs found a spot on the short tracklist of this mini album. These three tunes are the first output with a contribution of the entire... Continue Reading →

VIXEN announces live album

Classic 80’s rock veterans Vixen will release “Live Fire” via Rat Pak Records on July 6, 2018. Mixed by Michael Wagener, “Live Fire” features 12 live tracks and was recorded at Chicago's legendary Arcada Theater during the group’s successful 2017 tour.  In addition to the classic Vixen songs, the effort also includes a newly recorded... Continue Reading →

Live report ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2018 – Day 1

The Rock Hard Festival (RHF) in Germany belongs to one of the most established open airs. The first edition took place in 1990 in Lichtenfels, Bavaria with German Rock Hard magazine being the organizer and sponsor. In 2003 the Rock Hard Festival moved location. The Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen became the new venue, a great location that... Continue Reading →

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