CD review STRYPER ‘Even the Devil Believes’

Summertime is bubble bee time and yellow/black is the color of the season. Thinking about yellow/black brings of course also Metal to metalheads' minds. California-based Stryper brought these colors to Heavy Metal in the second half on the '80s when the quartet started their quite special mission. The first records have been discussed controversially and... Continue Reading →

CD review ARCTIC RAIN ‘The One’

Arctic Rain is a new band that has with ‘The One’ their solo debut in the starting blocks. The band, that‘s the result of a collaboration of Pete Alpenborg and guitarist Magnus Berglund, who together with frontman Tobias Jonsson, are the core of Arctic Rain. The rhythm section, including Gert Daun and Jonas Jönsson, joined... Continue Reading →

CD review RAMOS ‚My Many Sides‘

Josh Ramos worked on his solo debut and if you asked yourself where you met the name earlier, here‘s the answer. Ramos has a history with Harddline, The Storm and Two Fires. Knowing about the importance of a great singer, being one part of the success of an album, Ramos could convince some of the... Continue Reading →

CD review VEGA ‘Grit Your Teeth’

You don't need to grit your teeth for going through Vega's newest longplayer. Although being entitled 'Grit Your Teeth' the album is fueled by smooth rocking songs that can be listened to with an ease. Once again the UK-based rockers managed to write songs that catches your attention with great melodies without becoming too predictable.... Continue Reading →

CD review FM ‘Synchronized’

All in all we can conclude that FM is releasing with 'Synchronized' another good longplayer that is going to make melodic rock fans feel happy. Smooth melodies, a cool groove and catchy hooks are the foundation for an album that is easy to listen to. A summertime soundtrack that comes right in time.

FRONTIERS MUSIC postpones April & May releases

Frontiers Music postpones upcoming releases for April and May. Here comes the official statement of the Frontiers Music Team: "It is with great disappointment that we have to announce some changes to our upcoming release schedule. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has caused on multiple facets of our industry, including how... Continue Reading →

CD review ALLEN/OLZON ‘Worlds Apart’

Although the album is released as Allen/Olzon it's Swedish guitarist and producer Magnus Karlsson being a driving force behind this release. He was already deeply involved in the first three Allen/Lande albums and returns to the concept with a twist. This time it's Russell Allen and singer Anette Olzon sharing vocals on this new album.... Continue Reading →

CD review HARDLINE ‘Life Live’

This review could become a rather short one. Why? Since Frontiers Music's live releases are following a similar pattern. The label established a yearly returning festivals with bands taken from their portfolio. Many, or all, of these shows are recorded and later published as live releases. This time it's Hardline, that performed a show at... Continue Reading →

CD review BLACK SWAN ‘Shake the World’

Black Swan, that's vocalist Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big). These well-known guys found together and started a colleboration under the banner of Black Swan. The fruitful work now leads to a first album of... Continue Reading →

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