“Like an Addiction” is the first album by italian hard rock/sleaze metal band Sandness. 1 or 2 minutes after I pushed play I had to check the date the album was released. Let’s just say that if it had come out in 1985 it may have been a good record.
In late 2012/early 2013, Blood Ceremony enclosed themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for their third album. After a mind-numbing spell in the analogue womb of Toronto’s ProGold Studios, the band is now ready to unveil their newest, and most accomplished, musical offering: “The Eldritch Dark”. The debut single, “Goodbye Gemini”, can be heard now below.
That was something that I didn’t expect. I might be a bit biased but I would never think that there was a chance to see a Ukrainian band playing so fine in a (fixed?) US/EU game. But let’s take things form the start, right?
De La Cruz is a newcomer from down under and this is their first full-length work after they signed in Frontiers records. The young members of the band are fond of the 80s hair metal, hard rock, sleaze metal days when bands like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard, Danger Danger, Steelheart, Ratt, Firehouse, Warrant and so on ruled the airwaves. Ohh, what a time!! Unfortunately, it ain’t coming back no matter how badly some guys like me want it to happen.
30 years ago Howard Jones released his first single 'New Song' which urged listeners to challenge their preconceived ideas and throw off their mental chains. To celebrate this anniversary Howard is planning two special UK concerts in November 2013.
Fans can order tickets on Wednesday 20 March via a special 48-hour pre-sale by signing up to Howard Jones mailing list to obtain a pre-sale code HERE.
Diamond Dawn is a newcomer from Sweden that was formed in 2011. Right after, they released a demo for the song “Standing As One” and Frontiers finally added them to its roster. It’s to wonder how fast and easily they got what other bands are still tryin’ to attain even after being around for a decade or more. These guys did it all well and they are to be commended for that.
I’ve said several things about that 80s revival movement that we’re facing during the last few years, but I’ll say one thing that’s important about the whole thing. We all love the 80s heavy metal… but seeing young bands copying the looks and the music of that era is not appealing at all. Of course, there are a number of bands which have something to say, like Enforcer, but their whole attitude and music approach do not flatter them at all.
Hard rock lovers worldwide can witness the worldwide premiere of the video for Swedish sleaze rockers Crashdiet’s brand new track, “California”. The song is taken from their latest album, "THE SAVAGE PLAYGROUND", which was just released worldwide via Frontiers Records and debuted at #2 on the Swedish album charts. Next month, Crashdiet are set to take their fiery live show to the masses in North America with a headlining tour kicking off on March 15th at Hooligans in Albuquerque, NM. Please see below for confirmed tour dates. Check also the video below.
“Rewind Scotland – The 80s Festival” in Perth, Scotland is back for its third year running. The festival will take place from Friday 26th July until Sunday 28th July at Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland.
As with the past two unforgettable Rewind Scotland festivals, this year’s Rewind promises to provide an even bigger bang with the crème de la crème of classic 80’s pop music performing. The celebrations will consist of non-stop music on the main stage from the biggest names of the decade and plenty of audience participation and dressing up.
The Cult is Alive… and Chilean Mega-cult PENTAGRAM CHILE have at least almost completed work on their FIRST EVER album with the title "The Malefice" to be released sometime later this spring via CYCLONE EMPIRE!!!
PENTAGRAM CHILE are nearing completion of their first-ever studio album, which will be titled "The Malefice". Drums for the album were tracked at Sade Studios in Santiago, Chile, while all guitars and vocals were recorded at HVR Studios in Suffolk, UK, where the album is currently being mixed by vocalist/guitarist Anton Reisenegger with long-time friend, collaborator , co-producer and studio owner Daniel Biggin.