Sunday, March 24, 2019

REVIEW : Alchemy --- Dyadic (Street Symphonies Records, 2019)

Italian hard rockers ALCHEMY are back in business with their second album entitled "Dyadic". The band's debut opus was released back in 2016 and it was a solid record all the way. "Never Too Late", the debut, included some excellent and edgy hard rock tracks, nice arrangements, killer guitars and overall left a sweet taste in my ears. As I mentioned back then : "Never Too Late is the band's first work I have to say that this band has a potential for bigger things in the near future. There is no weak moment here, just pure and edgy hard rock...."

Saturday, March 23, 2019


“Modern rock just dosen’t get any better than this”
– Andrew Hawnt, Powerplay Magazine.
Last year Degreed released their self-titled album, the first release together with Gain/
Sony Music. The album was well received by fans and critics both internationally and back home in Sweden. Swedish magazine GAFFA wrote in their review:

"Degreed is still one of Sweden's most interesting bands" followed by Classic Rock: “As the saying goes, it’s all killer, no filler".
It’s safe to say that the album ‘degreed’ opened new doors for the band and shortly after the release they spent a month on the road together with Swedish rockers H.E.A.T in Europe.
Now they're going on a UK tour followed by a new album release later this year. 
The new song Born Under A Bad Sign is taken from the
upcoming album being released this fall.
”I think this is one of the better songs we’ve ever written. I love the vibe. It’s a song about dreams really. You may not come from a perfect past. No one does. But you’re not alone and anyone and everyone can make it. It may be a cliche, but don’t give up.”
- Degreed.

April 14th, Camden Underworld, London UK
April 15th, Trillians, Newcastle UK
April 16th, Yardbirds, Grimsby UK
April 17th, Eleven, Stoke UK
April 18th, The Robin 2, Bilston UK
April 19th, Corporation, Sheffield UK
April 20th, Ebbw Vale Institute, Ebbw Vale UK
April 21th, The Garage G2, Glasgow UK
September 20th, Rocknacht, Tennwill CH
December 1th, H.E.A.T Festival, Ludwigsburg DE

Escape Music is pleased and delighted to announce the return of Alliance with a brand new album Fire And Grace

Track listening:
1-DON’T STOP THE WHEEL TURNING 3:39  / 2- GOOD LIFE  4:03 / 3- UNCERTAIN 6:34 / 4- I'LL HAVE SOME OF THAT 4:43 / 5- FIRE AND GRACE 3:26 / 6- RAISE YOUR GLASS 3:24 / 7- TIME  4:38 / 8- REAL THING 4:33 / 9- REASON TO WALK AWAY 4:26 / 10- FAST FORWARD TO LAST NIGHT 3:13 / 11- CHANGE OF HEART 4:21 / 12- THE SAME 4:02 / 13*-YOU ARE THE HEROS 3:27 *bonus track with first pressing only
All songs: Winterlight Music ASCAP

It seems people often have differing recollections of important events. Everyone has their perspective or a different point of view. Sometimes it’s hard, even for trained eyes and ears to trace the roots of relationships or find the source of a fire. If you were a serious musical archaeologist or perhaps simply a curious person with a shovel, and you were in San Francisco’s fog shrouded North Beach area, specifically on Columbus Ave. in the late-80s you would have been digging through the ash and sifting through the rubble of Bill Graham’s venue known as Wolfgang’s after the big fire. If you were lucky you might have found crucial evidence, tattered threads or charred clues hinting to the origin of Alliance. It was at Wolfgang’s that long time Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser and a bandmate, both recently set adrift from the positions they had graced for years until Hagar jumped to join Van Halen, came to see the Robert Berry Band perform. It seems Lauser, along with guitarist Gary Pihl and Gamma / Night Ranger keyboardist Alan ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald were searching for an allusive missing piece for a new project they were plotting. There was a spark for sure. But would it become a flame or a smouldering match?

Friday, March 22, 2019

REVIEW : WILD AMERICA --- GASOLINE (Kivel Records, 2018)

Now, this is an excellent album all the way!! Call it arena hard rock, hair metal or just ass-kicking melodic hard rock, Wild America's "Gasoline" album is just awesome!! Wild America is a band that with its brand new opus brings back the sound of the U.S. hard rock scene with style. Influenced by bands such as Damn Yankees, Night Ranger, Trixter and Danger Danger "Gasoline" is an album that will put a wide smile upon your face. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Guitar Pioneer Paul Gilbert Announces New Studio Album & Official Video For New Song 'Havin' It'

Guitar Pioneer Paul Gilbert Announces New Studio Album

‘Behold Electric Guitar’ will be out on on May 17th
via Mascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings

Check out the video for “Havin It’” here:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

JOANovARC release eponymus album on May 31



JOANovARC will release their new passionate, soulful and powerful self-titled album ‘JOANovARC' through Pledge Music/ Holier Than Thou Records ‪on ‪Friday 31st May 2019. The album was mixed and mastered by Wayne Proctor. The band will release the single ‘Jane’ on Friday 22nd March.

Watch  the lyric video for ‘Jane’ –

Monday, March 18, 2019

REVIEW : American Bombshell ---Tattooed ‘n Bruised (EMP Label Group, Release: 29 March 2019)

American Bombshell is a 'new' hard rock 'n' roll band and the sure thing is that will make some noise out there! Strongly influenced by bands such as Guns N Roses, Junkyard an' Aerosmith and, for damn sure, filled with a strong hard blues sound in it American Bombshell's brand new opus, "Tattooed 'n Bruised", must be played on maximum volume. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

REVIEW : Mike Machine --- Alive (AOR Heaven, Release: 26 April 2019)

Mike Machine is a band that was born from the ashes of the power metal act of Cryonic. The band is led by singer Michael Löfqvist, Crazze Crantz (bass) and Johnny O’dee (drums) both from Cryonic. Mike Machine's sound is moving to some more hard rocking paths than Cryonic with an updated and modern 'touch'. 

REVIEW : Iron Savior --- Kill Or Get Killed (AFM Records, Release: 15 March 2019)

Teutonic power metal band of Iron Savior strikes back with its brand new opus entitled "Kill Or Get Killed" through AFM Records this March. Formed in Hamburg, Germany, Iron Savior is a band that has already released nine official albums, a live CD/DVD and a new recorded Best Of „ Reforged – Riding The Fire“.

WHITESNAKE release new song "Trouble Is Your Middle Name"!!

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood”. This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on “Flesh & Blood”, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes. But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?

Friday, March 15, 2019

ANGELES Release New Revised Video for "Pain"!

ANGELES Release New Revised Video for "Pain"!

Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES have released the revised video for the song “Pain”, taken from the band’s new album “Time of Truth” (released on October 16th, via Bongo Boy Records). Watch it here:

Also watch the video footage for "Trouble", from the Whisky A Go-Go show (February 28th), sharing the stage with Jake E. Lee’s RED DRAGON CARTEL:

As previously announced, ANGELES emerged to Dark Star Records/Sony, besides their long time label partner Bongo Boy Records, promoting “Time of Truth” worldwide through both labels.

STEEL PROPHET release their first digital single and video for the song "Crucify"

Los Angeles based, US Heavy / Power metal legends STEEL PROPHET are back with a new massive sounding heavy metal album "The God Machine" out on April 26th, 2019 via ROAR! Rock of Angels Records.