TRIXTER: DRIVING A NEW AUDIO MACHINE

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The spandex pants may be stashed away in mothballs, the Aquanet cans rusting on the back of a bathroom shelf, but Trixter’s 80s musical roots sprout with a 21st century twist on their strong, swaggering comeback album, New Audio Machine (Frontiers Records).  As guitarist Steve Brown describes their newest release in two decades, “It has the trademarks… Read more »


The Lost Art of Rock & Roll Has Been Found

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Electric Sister gets its influences from classic, heavy and punk rock, its spirit from the gods and goddesses of old, its power from everything Tesla invented.  The Oakland, CA-based band spent more than a year earning a reputation for live shows that were consistently unpredictable and memorable.  Up and down the coast, the band was… Read more »


Turisas Sounding the Battle Cry

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In the course of Metal history, there’s been several geographically based movements with great impact around the world, such as The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), both the Swedish and Florida based Death Metal scenes, San Francsico Thrash, L.A. Glam, Norwegian Black Metal, German Power Metal, etc. etc. For almost twenty years now… Read more »


Former Babylon A.D. Frontman, Derek Davis is Re-Volting

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Babylon A.D. was one of the more underrated hard rock bands of the late 80s-early 90’s.  Their first album was solid and hard-hitting, containing the hits Bang Go The Bells, Hammer Swings Down and Kid Goes Wild.  They had the talent and potential to be as huge as contemporaries such as Poison and Warrant.  Alas, given… Read more »


Sigh: No Sleep For The Wicked

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The Land of The Rising Sun, best known for sushi, anime, and cute women, rarely gets mentioned as a breeding ground of great Metal, save for the bands you already know (Loudness, EZO, Anthem, Dir En Grey), one of the mainstays of the Japanese scene, Tokyo’s Sigh, carry the originality and creativity banner beyond cultural… Read more »


ADLER…Drummin’ To A New Beat

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Rock and Roll…the history, the people, the personal stories and the music made by only those who walk where angels fear to tread. When you think of great songs; the songs that make you stand still and the hair on the back of your neck rise; those songs…who do you think of? Many of us… Read more »


Fall From Grace; The Romance Years….

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If you fell from grace, would you land on your feet?  Most would envision this being a pretty high place to fall from and hope they survive to tell the tale.  The connotation takes on different meaning for different people, but for the band Fall From Grace, it’s a way of life for lead vocalist, Tryg Littlefield,… Read more »


Jeff Scott Soto is reaching for the stars

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Jeff Scott Soto is arguably one of the best vocalists to have ever graced the hard rock circuit. He has provided his legendary vocals for some of the biggest names in rock including Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Journey and Trans–Siberian Orchestra. He has just released his fifth solo album, Damage Control (Frontier Records) available now. Soto… Read more »


Guitarist/Songwriter Jeff Loomis: Reaching a Higher Plain

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Legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis’ highly anticipated sophomore solo album, Plains of Oblivion, is available now through Century Media Records.  There are many special guests featured such as guitarist Marty Friedman, vocalist Ihsahn (formerly of Norwegian black metal band Emperor and current solo artist) and vocalist Christine Rhoades.  Loomis was the lead guitarist for the metal band… Read more »


Playing Wild In The Street

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There are places in New York City that you would not want to be.  Dark alleys, small side roads and dirt tracks that all have a dodgy reputation, they are not well lit and could be home to trash bags full of, well who knows.  But we reckon you would be OK hanging around this… Read more »


Attention Deficit Society; Just Under the Radar

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Amongst the rock and metal circuits, writhing below the surface of household names, there lies a group of musicians and songwriters respected and honored by their peers, yet those of us outside the inner circle never quite manage to witness their talents.  Charlie Sabin, founder of Attention Deficit Society, finds his home traipsing alongside legends,… Read more »


Darrell “DWaRf” Millar, Still Standing Tall

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With the business savvy of Gene Simmons, the looks of a young Ted Nugent and the musical talents of Dave Grohl, you could pretty much say he is a triple threat. You would be very, very wrong.  Darrell Millar is so much more than that.  He is a proud Canadian, mentor, father, manager, record label,… Read more »