On June 17th this year, Michael Monroe will celebrate his 60th birthday and shows that the spirt of rock’n’roll isn’t a matter of age. Monroe joined Hanoi Rocks back in 1980, the springboard for the iconic frontman to a career that impresses. In the meantime, Monroe also released several solo albums with ‘Old Man gang’... Continue Reading →
Swiss rock band Gotthard slowly and over the span of years moved away from hard rock and redirected their sound towards mainstream rock that allowed the band the enlarge their fanbase. Since the heart of rock’n’roll is still what drives Gotthard founding member Leo Leoni, the guitarist started a side-project called CoreLeoni. That was in... Continue Reading →
That Sweden has a vibrant hard/retro rock scene is nothing new and the fact of The Hellacopters, who recently released a new album, belong to the trailblazers is well known too. Another band, being in business since many years are Märvel. The trio started in 2002 and celebrates a 20-year anniversary as we speak. What... Continue Reading →
The early ‘90s, that is when Swedens rock outfit Diamond Dogs started their journey through the soundscapes of rock and boogie. After having released the debut album called ‘Honked’, which brough the band quite some attention and tour support slots, it took a while until the guys unleashed their sophomore album ‘As Your Greens Turn... Continue Reading →
The mighty The Hellacopters have a new album ready to hit the shelves. 'Eyes of Oblivion' is the title of their newest rock'n'roll strike that will be available on April 1st, 2022. 'Eyes of Oblivion' is the eighth album of the iconic powerhouse from Sweden and it will be the first album since 'Head Off'... Continue Reading →
Rock’n'roll from Eindhoven, The Netherlands means to mention The Dirty Denims. It was in 2006 when the band started and established themselves as a rocking force in their home country. Three albums, that what The Dirty Denims added to their list of achievements of which the 2020 release ‚Ready, Steady, Go!‘ is the latest record... Continue Reading →
If the legendary Deep Purple record an album with cover versions, it’s not a crime, but more an homage to the roots of rock’n’roll. With some cover albums one could get the idea of a band lacking own creativity or having some other reasons for pushing such an album to the market. I think we... Continue Reading →
The best things in life are often the once you don't plan for. The beginning of The Hornets is such a moment, a band that wasn't planned and more or less just happened. It was in September 2016 when the two Francia brothers together with their neighbor formed The Hornets out of boredom and for... Continue Reading →
Jack Slamer did not want to go passively through the pandemic and had therefore decided to set up a live session. No sooner said than done. The live session took place at Hardstudios and four of the songs have now been released as an EP via Nuclear Blast. 'Live at Hardstudios' is the title of... Continue Reading →
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Volter hail from Hannover, Germany, are a trio and are dedicated to Rock'n'Roll. Volter's roots go back to 2014. Drummer Anton and singer/bassist Gregor found a lot of common ground when it comes to their passion for raw hard rock music. What was missing at the time was a guitarist and the search was completed... Continue Reading →
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons is the band of Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell who started with his sons Todd, Tyla and Dane a generation-bridging rock'n'roll powerhouse in 2016. A first EP came out the same year, followed by the full-length debut called 'The Age Of Absurdity'. Together with frontman Neil Starr, the band went... Continue Reading →
One could have the idea that Swedish Thundermother are always on tour and one of the worst things you can do to the girls is to stop live concerts. Now, Covid-19 did exactly that and Thundermother had to move the tourbus to the garage for a pause. Not being on tour does not mean for... Continue Reading →
After having listened to the album several times I can recommend to push the door to the 'House of Noise' wide open. The organic and warm rock'n'roll spirit that welcomes you right away ist just something you shouldn't miss. And once you're in the 'House of Noise' you want to stay.
'Ready, Steady Go' is a tight rock'n'roll album that is a blast from start to finish. It's not that The Dirty Denims is turning the rock world upside down. It's rather the passion for a good riff and an easy groove that drives the album and makes the music a great summer soundtrack. Open a beer, lean back, press 'Start' and have a good time, life's not more complicated than that.