Editorial

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,...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:47 - Comments

Indie Music, Labels & MP3

How fast time passes… It’s almost impossible to catch up with it, no matter how hard we try. In the end, there are only the good memories that are left with… the ones that we try hard to create each & every day. The same goes for music more or less. How much music is released every day… one is impossible to keep up with it… but...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 14:01 - Comments

Rockin’ Summertime...

Summer is indeed a magical season. As I’m writing these words, I’m gazing at the endless blue of the sea while listening to prog rock/metal music. What a fine way to write down any article.   Music business has started to become a field where the nastiest, the sneakiest & the copycats are getting all the credits and make money out of the...
Submitted by Admin on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:23 - Comments

The music trend of our time

All this metalcore, extreme emo-core mania of our times kinda reminds me of the trend with grunge music in the early 90s. If you didn’t play grunge music back then no label was interested in your band. The same goes for all today’s talentless, unskilled & funny little bands which sell aggressiveness & extreme attitudes for nothing. If you have...
Submitted by Admin on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:45 - Comments

Music press & music industry...

It’s to wonder how the major & much heralded music magazines & webzines support, advertise & promote various bands & artists that we – the common people, the lowly digital music press – despise, loathe, mock & dislike generally. What do they see that we don’t? What do they get and we cannot get it? Certainly, those press...
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