Review INGLORIOUS ‘Heroine’

UK rocker Inglorious went through a rebuilding process during 2018 when three new band members had to be found and integrated by Nathan James and Phil Beaver. ‘We Will Ride’, the fourth album, was the proof of this line-up that works together tightly and with power. To keep the momentum going and not being able... Continue Reading →

Review ANETTE OLZON ‘Strong’

Anette Olzon is known from her days fronting Finnish symphonic metal powerhouse Nightwish. The Dark Element is another moniker closely connected to her and it was in 2014 when the Swedish singer released with ‘Shine’ a first solo album. After ‘Shine’ it is ‘Strong’ that represents the second solo album from Olzon, an eleven songs... Continue Reading →

DONNA CANNONE reveal a new song

Donna Cannone is a new outfit, hailing from Sweden. The members though are known artists in rock and metal. Giorgia Cateri and Tilda Nilke Nordlund share a common history when playing with Thundermother. Soilwork mainman Björn Strid is part of the line-up too, in this case handling the guitar and it is Italian singer Luca... Continue Reading →

Review RIAN ‘Twenty-Three’

Melodic rock and Sweden is a recipe that more than once stood for professionally made rock music with an addictive factor embedded. Rian is a band that follows the tradition and releases with 'Twenty- Three' a new album, filled with eleven tracks that are supposed to continue an undertaking that started in 2017 with the... Continue Reading →

Review BIG CITY ‘Testify X’

Big City is the brainchild of Daniel Olaisen. The guitarist and songwriter worked out many song ideas over time and had the plan to record these songs together with some partners in crime. He found with Frank Ørland, Frank Nordeng Røe, Jørgen Bergersen and Miguel Pereira the right contributors for this endeavor and things were... Continue Reading →

Review HARDLINE ‘Heart, Mind and Soul’

Hardline is a band that is around since 1991 when the Gioeli brothers, Johnny and Joey, started the band. ‘Double Eclipse’ was the debut, and it was a great start. Neal Schon, Todd Jensen and Deen Castronovo completed the line-up that created with ‘Double Eclipse’ a timeless classic in the fields of melodic rock and... Continue Reading →

Review SEVENTH CRYSTAL ‘Delirium’

Seventh Crystal was originally planned as a solo project, driven by Kristian Fyhr, known from Perpetual Etude. Rather early in the songwriting process, Fyhr realized that a band approach would fit the songs much better, also with the consequence for him do focus on the role as a singer only. That Sweden has quite some... Continue Reading →

Review ROBIN McAULEY ‘Standing on the Edge’

A new album with Robin McAuley at the mic is always an interesting release, knowing the great voice of the Irish rock singer. Unforgotten is the McAuley Schenker Group album 'Prefect Timing', the frontman enriched with his vocals. In general, the collaboration with Michael Schenker is a very fruitful one, also thinking about the Michael... Continue Reading →

CD review ESCAPE ‘Fire in the Sky’

'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 →

CD review THE END MACHINE ‘Phase 2’

The End Machine is one of the many projects that have been generated by Frontiers Music. The line-up of this outfit is an interesting one since it includes some well-known names in hard rock. With George Lynch and Jeff Pilson two main pillars of the successful Dokken line-up added their musical piece to The End... Continue Reading →

CD review SUNSTORM ‘Afterlife’

Sunstorm is more of an ongoing project than a band in a wider sense. Although having premiered in 2006 with the self-titles debut album, Sunstorm went through several line-up changes over time. After Joe Lynn Turner left Sunstorm, the last founding members disembarked and it’s new guys taking over. ‘Afterlife’ is the sixth album from... Continue Reading →

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