Liar Thief Bandit hail from Malmö, Sweden and have delivered with 'Deadlights' a very good album. 'Deadlights' was already the third record of the three Swedes and gave them, after a modest entry in 2015, a broader reputation. These days, the trio's latest work record hits the stores. Liar Thief Bandit have named the record... Continue Reading →
When Uriah Heep was founded in 1969, the writer of these lines was just one year old. One year later the legendary debut album '…Very 'Eavy … Very 'Umble' was released which marked the beginning of a more than impressive career for the band. Even if the press at the time harshly commented on the... Continue Reading →
The Vintage Caravan is no stranger to fans of well-forged hard rock with a vintage-touch. The band release fabulous longplayers and impress with very explosive live shows. The Vintage Caravan will return to Germany in October this year for five shows and here you can see dates, venues and cities.
I guess, that if you are interested in hard rock and melodic metal, the name Jorn isn’t a stranger to you. The Norwegian singer enriched already many bands and projects with his voice. Avantasia, Masterplan and Allen-Lande are just some of them. Next to all these engagements, Jorn Lande found always empty spots in his... Continue Reading →
The release of the upcoming CoreLeoni album has been moved to May 20th, 2022. ‘III’ will feature the following eleven songs and the album will come via Atomic Fire Records: 01. Let Life Begin Tonight02. Purple Dynamite03. Guilty Under Pressure04. Greetings From Russia 05. Sometimes06. Like It Or Not07. Wake Up Call08. Sick & Tired09. Would... Continue Reading →
That Sweden has a vibrant hard/retro rock scene is nothing new and the fact of The Hellacopters, who recently released a new album, belong to the trailblazers is well known too. Another band, being in business since many years are Märvel. The trio started in 2002 and celebrates a 20-year anniversary as we speak. What... Continue Reading →
Ronnie Romero is certainly one of the most gifted singers in heavy metal these days. Lords Of Black was the springboard for the singer and it’s his voice, often compared with legendary Ronnie James Dio, that made him stand out from many other of his singing colleagues. Furthermore, Romero joined no less than Richie Blackmore... Continue Reading →
Same old, same old. The review of a new Axel Rudi Pell album doesn’t necessarily need too much longer than that. OK, it might be a good thing to go a bit more in depth when it comes to ‘Lost XXIII’. Axel Rudi Pell is already since more than thirty years a well-known name in... Continue Reading →
The Hives, Backyard Babies and The Hellacopters, these bands are veterans when it comes to hard rocking music hailing from Sweden. Each of these groups had and has an influence on the sound of Swedish rock music, being an inspirational source for many young bands. The Hellacopters had their heydays in the second half of... Continue Reading →
Fans of bluesy rock music with a strong ‘70s appeal might have heard of Children Of The Sün already. The band, hailing from Sweden, has just released their second album. It was ‘Flowers’ that saw the light of day in 2019, right before the pandemic. Maybe the level of awareness would be higher if the... Continue Reading →
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Swedish hard rockers Dead Lord have a new EP in the starting blocks. 1,5 years after the latest full-length album ‘Surrender’ saw the light of day, the Stockholm-based quartet will release ‘Dystopia’. Dead Lord is the brainchild of frontman Hakim Krim who started the band in 2012. The blend of hard rock and classic rock... Continue Reading →
The Hellacopters launched a new song, taken from the upcoming album ‘Eyes of Oblivion’. The slowly pounding ‘So Sorry I Could Die’ is an excellent example of blending the spirit of rock with emotional impactful sounds. Not to forget the piano that plays an important role in this bluesy ballad. ‘Eyes of Oblivion’ will be... Continue Reading →
Skills, that isn’t only the moniker of a new project. It is also a pretty good summary of something that unites the four musicians standing behind this band name. Skills, that’s no less than vocalist Renan Zonta (Electric Mob), guitarist Brad Gillis (Night Ranger, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs, Sons... Continue Reading →
The first release of a new powerhouse will find its way to the record stores on February 11th. Naked Gypsy Queens is the name of the band and 'Georgiana’ is the title of an EP that features five songs. Rooted in hard rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the band ignites a rock’n’roll firework. The... Continue Reading →