Review AUTUMN’S CHILD ‘Zenith’

Autumn’s Child is a band, being the brainchild of Swedish musician Mikael Erlandsson. The one or the other might be familiar with the name, thinking about Erlandsson’s days with Phenomena and Secret Service. Another milestone is Last Autumns Dream, a band he founded together with Fair Warning guitarist And Malecek. After 14  longplayers released, the... Continue Reading →

Review MAGNUM ‘The Monster Roars’

Melodic rockers Magnum premiered in 1978 with the ‘Kingdom of Madness’ album and belongs since then to the icon of a genre they impacted a lot. One of the success factors of Magnum is the combination of guitar and vocals with Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley, both being the driving forces of Magnum since the... Continue Reading →

Review ECLIPSE ‘Wired’

One of Sweden’s most successful melodic rock/metal acts is Eclipse. The Stockholm-based quartet premiered in 2001 with ‘the Truth and a Little More’, and they came to stay. Two decades after the first longplayer hit the shelves, the band releases with ‘Wired’ their tenth album and it will be as successful as the predecessors. Eclipse,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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