CD review CRASHDÏET ‘Rust’

(8/10) Swedish hard rockers Crashdïet are a band that didn’t take the easy way. Their journey, starting in 2000, was a bumpy ride with many ups and serious downs. The first stroke of fate hit the band in 200 when frontman and founding member Dave Lepard committed suicide. After some first thoughts of stopping with... Continue Reading →

CD review BLACKRAIN ‘Dying Breed’

(6/10) French rockers Blackrain surf with their new album 'Dying Breed' on the sleaze wave and they for sure manage to stay on the board. Since 2006, the guys, hailing from the French Alps, did release five albums up to date and number six is on the way. A solid ride. Blackrain's newest longplayer includes ten... Continue Reading →

CD review VICE ‘3 Fingers Up’

(5/10) One of the most colorful German Rock band was Vice. Having a look on the artwork of the debut demanded sunglasses, so bright and garish the clothing has been. Steel Panther looks actually quite greyish compared to Vice’s artwork. Unfortunately the musical aspect couldn’t compete and as a consequence things slowed down dramatically. Era... Continue Reading →

CD review ROXY BLUE ‘Roxy Blue’

(8/10) 25 years after having premiered with 'Want Some' Roxy Blue is back with a new album. Miles away from Sunset Boulevard the guys from Memphis, Tennessee lived their Rock'n'roll life and it was Warrant frontman Jani Lane that supported the quartet in he early days. A record deal followed and after a rather successful... Continue Reading →

CD review L.A. GUNS ‘The Devil You Know’

(8/10) L.A. Guns are a forerunner of sleaze rock. The band was formed in 1983 and it was the moniker of this band and its guitarist that added the ‘Guns’ to Guns’n’Roses. Axl Rose and Tracii Guns worked together in various constellations and bands with the guitarist being a driving factor. While Guns’n’Roses took off... Continue Reading →

CD review MÖTLEY CRÜE ‘The Dirt Soundtrack’

(*/10) Mötley Crüe belongs to the forerunners of sleaze rock. The quartet from LA, California released genre defining albums like 'Shout at the Devil', 'Dr. Feelgood' and 'Girls, Girls, Girls', longplayers that include timeless Hard Rock anthems that are still relevant in the here and now. It was especially during the '80s when the four-piece... Continue Reading →

GILBY CLARKE signs with Golden Robot Records

The world’s fastest growing independent record label, Golden Robot Records, continues it’s upward trajectory into 2019.  Starting the year off with a bang, the label is honored to welcome to the family, the guitar icon Gilby Clarke!   Gilby recently signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records which will see a brand new solo album - 'The Gospel Truth' - released... Continue Reading →

L.A. GUNS reveal new album details

Sleaze rockers L.A. Guns has a new album in the pipeline. "The Devil You Know' will be released on March 29th through Frontiers Music and the ongplayer contains 10 new songs. A first one, 'Stay Away', has already seen the light of day and can be watched HERE. Tracklist: 1. Rage2. Stay Away3. Loaded Bomb4.... Continue Reading →

CD review STEELHEART ‘Rock’n Milan’

(*/10) Steelheart will get all the credit for being a successful rock outfit in the early '90s. The guys released with 'Steelherat' and 'Tangled in Rain' to formidable hardrock albums that scored good success in the era of an upcoming grunge hype. Unfortunately, a drastic line-up change led to a new situation and the band... Continue Reading →

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