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Glam Rocker’s Bai Bang Release Video For Raise Your Hands!

Swedish Glam Rocker’s Bai Bang Release “Raise Your Hands” Video! In anticipation of their upcoming appearance at Wacken Open Air’s 30 Anniversaryshow, Bai Bang has released a new lyric video for “Raise Your Hands” off of their May 31st Best of Four release! A track meant for summer, celebration and the live festival vibe. While the band continues …

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Wickman Road – ‘After The Rain’

Sweden seems to churning out new, young melodic rock bands quicker that IKEA can produce new ranges of insanely practical items of furniture – and Wickman Road are the latest example of this production line of acts who also possess one infuriatingly common characteristic:  they’re bloody good at what they …

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Featherstone – ‘Northern Rumble’

Swedish melodic rockers Featherstone trace their roots back to 2012. when  songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Rikard Quist decided that he had had enough of writing and playing for bands such as  Gypsy Rose, Don Patrol, Last Autumn’s Dream, White Wolf and Bangalore Choir and wanted to plough his own furrow.  Four years later, …

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Dennis Churchill Dries – ‘I’

Dennis Churchill Dries will be best remembered to rockers of a certain vintage as the singer and bass player with White Sister and, latterly and (almost) simultaneously, Tattoo Rodeo.  The former’s self-titled 1984 debut, produced by Gregg Giuffria, is one of the most under-rated and overlooked classic albums of it’s generation, although …

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White Widdow – ‘Crossfire’

For some inane and unknown reason, this third album from Melbourne’s White Widdow initially fell under this reviewer’s radar – which is something which almost became a crying shame as it is a hugely powerful slice of melodic rock. Very much rooted in the classic Eighties roots of the genre, …

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Age Sten Nilsen’s Ammunition – ‘Shangai-ed’

Ammunition - Shanghaied Cover

Formed out of the ashes of Norwegian AOR-sters Wig Wam, Ammunition is the new project from vocalist Age Sten Nilsen who, since the surprise split of his former band last March, subsequently has teamed up with guitarist/producer friend Erik Mårtensson (best known for his work with W.E.T and Eclipse), with …

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Ammunition to release new album in January

Ammunition – the new band featuring former Wig Wam frontman Age Stig Nilson, will release their new album, ‘Shanghaied’ via AOR Heaven on January 23. In advance of the release, the band has released a video for the track ‘Tie Me Down’: Meanwhile, labelmates Care Of Night – featuring former …

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Grand Design-Thrill Of The Nite cd

‘Thrill of the Night’, is the third album from Swedish Hard Rockers Grand Design. The album takes up where the 2011 opus ‘Idolizer’ left off, again led from the front by vocalist Pelle Saether and the guitars of Dennis Vestman, they are joined by Janne Stark on lead guitar, Mats …

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220 Volt – ‘Walking In Starlight’

220 Volt - Walking In Starlight artwork

After 35 years in the business, 220 volt are  back in 2014 with their recently released sixth studio album ‘Walking In Starlight’ . Although the lineup has changed over the years, this formation of the band – which has been together since 2012 – is showing the fans that they …

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Interview with Jesse Damon, 2013

Interview with Jesse Damon, 2013

Jesse Damon is a musician from lovely southern California, USA. He first began recording with his band, Silent Rage. Drawing influence from heavyweights such as Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, and Y & T, he has honed his songwriting craft with band-based as well as solo album material. He recently released an …

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David Reece Compromise.

David Reece really shouldn’t need any introduction, but for those of you who haven’t heard that name before, he is one very talented singer. He has sang with Accept on their 80’s album, “Eat the Heat” and then with Bangalore Choir featuring on their album “On Target”. You can also …

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Taste – ‘Taste’

I may not be (quite) old enough to remember them the first time around, but the names Skid Row and Taste hold a seminal place in Irish music-lore: the former as the ultimate forerunner of the mighty Thin Lizzy, and the latter as the trio who propelled the late, great …

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Bangalore Choir ‘Metaphor’ cd review

Bangalore Choir were formed over 20 years ago by former Accept frontman David Reece. After releasing just one album, the band split. After an 18 year gap though they reformed to release the album “Cadence” in 2010. Now in April 2012 they’re back with their third album,’Metaphor’. This is certainly …

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