'Fire in the Sky' is the new album from Escape, and not. Friends of AOR will surely know the band from Black Country/West Yorkshire from earlier times. It was in the beginning of 2011 when Vince O'Regan started this melodic rock band and two albums could be launched at that time before it became quiet... Continue Reading →
'Sonic Playground Revisited’ brings some musical color into a grey winter season. It might be that you miss some vitamin D due to a lack of sunlight, but at least you will get some ‘vitamin rock’ with this album which helps to bridge the months until spring breaks through.
(7/10) Some send postcards from vacation, or actually Insta-photos these days, while Danish rockers Rockett Love sends 'Greetings From Rocketland'. The band, being the brainchild of Daniel Samuelsson and Stefan Westerlund, was founded in 2015 and unveiled a debut entitled 'Grab the Rocket' in 2017. The band returns in 2019 with a next album, featuring... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Singer Mikael Erlandsson isn't a new kid at the block. The Gothenburg-based frontman started his career in the late '70s as a drummer of punk band, something that's hard to imgine while listening to his new solo album 'Capricorn Six'. Erlandsson's main band though is Last Autumn's Dream, but it has been the solo... Continue Reading →
(*/10) Jean Beauvoir releases Vol. 2 of his 'Best of...' series. Some month ago the first chapter has been launched and now it's time for another 16 hard rock of the pen of Beauvoir. Both albums together provide a well-selected overview of Beauvoir's musical achievement - from balladesque AOR rockers like 'This is Our House'... Continue Reading →
(*/10) Jean Beauvoir is a colorful character in rock. The multi-instrumentalist started his career after having moved to NYC. He joined The Plasmatics as a bassplayer and released three records with them. This period has been a springboard for Beauvoir, who later one had several releases with Crown Of Thorns and also quite some solo... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Swedish AOR outfit Von Baltzer unveils its ‘Cultural Daze’ album end of June. The longplayer features ten melodic rock songs, referring back to 80’ rock of bands like Asia and Bon Jovi. Von Baltzer is a band I have heard for the first time by receiving the promo for their current longplayer. Swedish melodic... Continue Reading →