... taken from the upcoming album 'O' that comes via Frontiers Music. Release date will be November 6th and here is with 'Sinners Hymn' a first song.
Rock veterans Blue Öyster Cult announce a new studio album, the first one in 20 years. 'The Symbol Remains' will be available on October 9th and comes via Frontiers Music. "With the song demos emerging for this record, we realized there was as much if not more variety in style and content on this record... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
With premiering in 1989 with 'Enuff'Z'Nuff', the rockers from Blue Island, Illinois were just a couple of years late, since they started when the rising curve of Glam Rock and Hard Rock began to flatten, givingg space to e.g. Grunge. However, Chip Z'nuff and guys have stamina. While other bands disappeared from the spotlight it's... Continue Reading →
Amercian rock pioneers Blue Oyster Cult played a special show at the iHeart Theater in NYC on December 17, 2012. The concert had a very intimate atmosphere as only 200 lucky fans could be present in the small concert hall. But this didn't affect the mood. On the contrary. This kind of club show has... Continue Reading →
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 →
'Curse of the Hidden Mirror' was originally released on June 5th, 2001 and is the first record of the American hard rock pioneers, released in the new millennium. Blue Öyster Cult's 14th longplayer couldn't benefit from a headstart in a time when more traditional hard rock wasn't that much in focus. With 'Pocket' the album... Continue Reading →
It feels like James Christian and House Of Lords have been around forever, especially when it comes to melodic rock with roots in the '80s. In 1987, when Angel member Gregg Guiffria founded the band, it quickly became apparent that House Of Lords was a band with potential. The debut album and the following release... Continue Reading →
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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →