Editorial

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...
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:49 - Comments

Spring Time...

Auspiciously, winter is over and spring is on the way. What a great time… especially when summer is nearby. Musically, two months have passed since the beginning of 2014 and there are numerous very good releases on the market. Specifically, February was the month with the most and best releases. March is coming in full force as well.   As you have...
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:38 - Comments

The Top 20 Albums of 2013 - Readers’ Poll

The visitors, readers & fans of Grande Rock ezine have spoken their minds for one more year. Hence, the results of our Reader’s Poll for 2013 are below.   The winner for 2013 is Neuronspoiler! They managed to gather about the 30% of the votes! Congrats to Neuronspoiler!!! “Emergence” was indeed an excellent heavy metal debut! They...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 18:42 - Comments

Grande Rock - The Best of 2013

We welcome 2014 with our best wishes and thoughts. 2013 is already in the history books and, in truth to be told, it wasn’t so much of a great rock/metal year, at least in my book. We always have high hopes & expectations every New Year so raising the bar higher than in the past should always be in everyone’s agenda. Here, on Grande Rock, we have...
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 23:16 - Comments

Merry Xmas & Best Wishes for a Rockin' 2014!

It’s that time of the year again! It’s amazing how fast time flies! It’s Xmas time again! It’s also the 2-year anniversary since Grande Rock returned after its long hiatus! What a better way to celebrate our second anniversary with all of you that have supported us since the day we came back. We gave you various great gifts these last few...
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 19:26 - Comments

Music & PR labels vs GR

We’ve been asked, quite frequently indeed, why we do not present or overlook bands & artists from a bunch of specific music labels. I think the time is right now to make things clear and close that matter once and for all.   We, absolutely, have no issues or disputes with any record label. That’s our steady position and we have expressed it...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 19:11 - Comments

New layout & server

Lately Grande Rock faced some very crucial issues with the web-hosting servers and the database. Unfortunately, that caused several major problems that resulted in having our site down for more than 40 hours (in a row!) and numerous downtimes. Moreover, our database, after the major 40-hour downtime, wasn’t the latest one since it was destroyed and the site...
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