Editorial

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:54 - Comments

The new “old” music trend...

It’s a fact that rock & metal are going through their hardest and most laborious crisis ever. I can’t remember a time since the early 60s that the music business was such a mess like today. There’s nothing to remind of the glorious days except for some old bands which have become a shadow of themselves and others which are trying hard to stay...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 17:10 - Comments

Music quality vs Music quantity

It’s to wonder how the music industry is coping these days. During the economic crisis & recession the consumers’ salary is shrinking day by day so the CD, vinyl and digital sales have been going downhill as well. Music is supposed to be fun, entertainment and amusement apart from a high expression of art, which always comes first.   But...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 04/11/2015 - 16:27 - Comments

EPs & various review stories…

I was about to talk about some totally different things in this editorial but a few last incidents urged me to talk about the reviews of EPs, singles, compilations, live albums and albums which were released the previous years. Even though we have placed a text about these things on the contact page which clarifies things… we still get, even to this day,...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 16:21 - Comments

The Social Media Zombie Era...

Welcome Spring… even though the cold, the snow and the bad weather in general persists… there’s a feeling of renewal in the air due to the Spring coming. The day is becoming longer little by little while the night is inevitably becoming shorter.   I was wondering the other day… how can a band which according to its “FB likes...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 18:37 - Comments

The Best 25 Albums of 2014 - Readers’ Poll

Another great year of rock/metal music has come to an end. The GR staff and our readers/visitors voted on their favorite albums of 2014! The final list is below.   The winner for 2014 is Riot V! The fans have supported and embraced the band after Mark’s death and they showed their preference on their new album “Unleash the Fire”. Congrats...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 19:55 - Comments

Grande Rock - The Best of 2014

A big and warm welcome to 2015! We leave all the things that hurt us and trouble us back in 2014 and we view the New Year in a positive and contrastive way. 2015 can be a great year for each and every one of us… we just need to turn things the way we want to make it better than 2014 and change all those things that we didn’t like the year before. After...
Submitted by Admin on Wed, 12/24/2014 - 19:00 - Comments

Merry Xmas & Best Wishes for a Happy and Rockin' 2015!

Ho ho ho… it’s Xmas time again! Hooray! That means holidays for most of the people and that one year is ending and another one is coming. Thus the “Best of 2014” lists will give and take this specific time. We will cherish the Best Albums of 2014 and we will leave the problematic and weak releases of the year that’s about to pass...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 11/15/2014 - 19:17 - Comments

PR tricks and web promotion...

I know I’ve talked about the amazing speed at which news releases keep popping up several times in the past. Hundreds of new albums are released every month; surely more than in the past. Of course, that means quantity over quality but the fans seem unaware of it. Every band/musician claims a piece of the “music pie” but unluckily few of them get...
Submitted by Admin on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:29 - Comments

Different perspectives cause turmoil...

Sometimes you may not have a clue of what the next editorial would be like, but suddenly something always shows you the way. This month I’d like to refer to an “odd situation” which occurred after the publication of an album review.   I understand that most bands/musicians believe that their albums are the best music works the world have...
Submitted by Admin on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 22:24 - Comments

Junk Music of our time...

What’s wrong with music today? What has happened? Why did we come to this point? I know that the means for one to record, mix, play and release a track or an EP or a full-length album is easy to obtain but is that all? What’s the point of making music of any kind? From teenagers up to “forgotten” musicians, in their basement or their attic,...
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