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 →

CD review RONNIE ATKINS ‘One Shot’

Ronnie Atkins, that’s one of the most iconic frontmen in rock and metal. The Danish singer is renowned as a crucial part of Pretty Maids and also enriched the Nordic Union releases with his voice, not to forget his contribution to Avantasia’s great longplayers and live shows The shock came when it was announced that... Continue Reading →

CD review WIG WAM ‘Never Say Die’

Norway's flagship glam rockers Wig Wam had their first creative era from 2001-2014 before they decided to disband as a band. One of the highlights of the quartet during this time was certainly their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, where they represented their home country Norway and achieved a respectable ninth place. After... Continue Reading →

CD review W.E.T. ‘Retransmission’

W.E.T., that's still Robert Såll (the “W” from Work of Art), Erik Mårtensson (the “E” from Eclipse), and Jeff Scott Soto (the “T” from Talisman) who teamed up with a few more musicians to work on and record the forth longplayer. 'Retransmission' is the title of the new musical treat that reaches us from the... Continue Reading →

CD review PALACE ‘Rock and Roll Radio’

If I counted correctly, 'Rock and Roll Radio' is Palace's third longplayer. It follows the 2018 release 'Binary Music' and brings for a next time some melodic rock to your private palace. Palace, that's basically Michael Palace, who started his collaboration with Frontiers Music with First Signal. This contact was the springboard for Palace to... 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 →

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