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Khymera The Grand Design cover
Submitted by thanos on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 18:45 / Reviews - Comments

Khymera - The Grand Design

I’d never thought I’d hear from Khymera again, since 7 years have passed from the previous album, “The Greatest Wonder”. The band took a different road when the renowned producer, songwriter & bassist Dennis Ward stepped in, on the second album “A New Promise” in 2005.   Nowadays, Khymera is a totally “new music...
Fallen Arise Adeline cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 12/27/2015 - 13:18 / Reviews - Comments

Fallen Arise - Adeline

The Greek symphonic metalers Fallen Arise return with their sophomore album titled “Adeline”, two years after their debut “Ethereal”. The band has also a new bassist, Aggelos Mal (Arkovlies, Daylight Misery), on its ranks. The lyrical concept on the new album is based on the works of fabled writers like Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins and Anne...
Amberian Dawn Innuendo cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 01:16 / Reviews - Comments

Amberian Dawn - Innuendo

Well seeing the Finns assume one of the titles of one of Queen’s most dramatic albums, actually their final, before the release of their posthumous piece of perfection that is known as “Made In Heaven” quite fouled my mood towards them. They were a band that had made quite a sensation with their early Nightwish like debut “River of Tuoni...
Demon’s Eye Under the Neon cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 01:08 / Reviews - Comments

Demon’s Eye - Under the Neon

“Under the Neon” is the sophomore release for this German band that started up in the 90s as a Deep Purple cover band, but through the years graduated to an original band with their own material that might be Deep-ly rooted in the Purple and Rainbow canon, but also manages to sound incredibly authentic while doing that… thanks to Doogie White...
Sergeant Steel Riders of the Worm cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 12:31 / Reviews - Comments

Sergeant Steel - Riders of the Worm

Sergeant Steel strikes back with their third full-length album “Riders of the Worm”. It’s always a joy listening to this crazy bunch of Austrians. They surprise us in a positive and constructive way every time! This time they started by spreading rumors they were going in for a hip-hop thing! You can see some clips about that on their YouTube...
Michael Monroe Blackout States cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 01:03 / Reviews - Comments

Michael Monroe - Blackout States

Got to love a guy like Michael Monroe, he was a king with Hanoi Rocks, getting copied by the whole LA scene, while having a helluva time. Hanoi’s return was well received and whatever he’s done outside them, be it solo albums or collaborations, has generally been quite well received and quite original.   On his tenth solo album, two years after...
Cats In Space Too Many Gods cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:13 / Reviews - Comments

Cats In Space - Too Many Gods

Cats In Space are an interesting proposition I must admit. They’re a 70s inspired rock band that has great scope and almost enough talent to pull of that impressive melodic hard rock they are attempting to do. Think, ELO and Cheap Trick with sprinkles of Queen and 10cc… many of the band members have previously worked with such acts as: The Sweet, Asia...
So Hideous Laurestine cover
Submitted by thanos on Sat, 10/31/2015 - 12:33 / Reviews - Comments

So Hideous - Laurestine

Sometimes you happen upon a band that you do not know what you’re about to listen to. Most of the times, bands are so predictable that listening to an album becomes a boring procedure but there are a few others you’re going in for a surprise that re-installs your faith in stimulated & expressive music.   So Hideous progressed those two years...
Satan Atom by Atom cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 10/25/2015 - 14:59 / Reviews - Comments

Satan - Atom by Atom

Satan is one of the cornerstone bands of the NWOBHM movement – releasing the seminal “Court in the Act” back in 1983, featuring Blitzkrieg’s Brian Ross on vocals, future Skyclad guitarist Steve Ramsay and bassist Graeme English as well Russ Tippins, another superb guitarist, and Sean Taylor on drums who was more than an adequate skinsman......
Yuka & Chronoship The 3rd Planetary Chronicles cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 09/27/2015 - 13:37 / Reviews - Comments

Yuka & Chronoship - The 3rd Planetary Chronicles

Yuka & Chronoship took shape in 2009 by the talented female keyboardist, vocalist and composer Yuka Funakoshi. Yuka has also got Takashi Miyazawa on guitar, Shun Taguchi on bass and Ikko Tanaka on drums by her side. Since 2009, the band has released 3 full-length albums… “Water Reincarnation” in 2011, “Dino Rocket Oxygen” in 2013...