TOKYO MOTOR FIST – Lions album review

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Tokyo Motor Fist is comprised of Ted Poley (singer of Danger Danger) and guitarist Steve Brown of Trixter, as well as drummer Chuck Burgi (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Bon Jovi) and bassist Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Alice Cooper). Born from a long-standing friendship between Poley and Brown, the band has recently released their sophomore… Read more »


OCEANS OF SLUMBER – Oceans of Slumber album review

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Houston prog metal band Oceans of Slumber reinstate themselves with their new self-titled album coming in September.  Vocalist Cammie Gilbert has filled their new material with loud, soulful emotion, sung and growled about color bias, oppression, musical influences and the ongoing pandemic. The rough currents started in 2013 with debut Aetherial.  With Gilbert’s arrival the band released an EP… Read more »


SEETHER – Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum – album review

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Get in everyone!  We’re going for a ride.  Seether are going to transport you back to the grunge rock era of the early 1990’s, with musical similarities to the iconic sounds of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Foo Fighters.  Three years after releasing their highly acclaimed album Poison The Parish, the band… Read more »


TONY MONTANA – Tombstone Shuffle – 20th Anniversary Reissue album review

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Tony Montana, has reissued his debut solo record from the year 2000.  No not the pile of blow snorting gangster in Scarface, the other one, the one who played bass in Great White and is now a guitarist in Jack Russell’s Great White, that Tony Montana.  Not a household name, you say?  Well, maybe not,… Read more »


PUDDLE OF MUDD – Welcome to Galvania

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Although Puddle of Mudd’s singer Wes Scantlin has certainly seen his share of headlines in the last decade, it might be hard to believe that the band hasn’t put out a full-length album since 2009. Until Welcome to Galvania, that is. Although Scantlin is the only name you might recognize from the original POM days,… Read more »


ASKING ALEXANDRIA – Like A House on Fire

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Asking Alexandria released their sixth full-length album via Sumerian Records on May 15th. Despite a brief period with a different singer, the band has mostly remained intact since hitting the scene in 2008. Their sound however has most definitely evolved and matured in many ways throughout the years, which is very evident on Like A… Read more »


PALAYE ROYALE – The Bastards

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When the clock struck midnight on the eve of the year 2020, no one knew that in a short period of time we would be entering into a new world.  This is why the latest Palaye Royale album The Bastards fits so perfectly in our own storyboard.  This is an album what needs to be… Read more »


U.F.O.’s PAUL CHAPMAN Remembered – 6/9/54 – 6/9/20

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The untimely passing of Paul “Tonka” Chapman, the former UFO guitarist, on his 66th birthday has sent shock waves throughout the music world.  Perhaps no one stated it more eloquently than his daughter, Brittany Jean when she posted the following statement on his Facebook page “It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is… Read more »


DENNIS DeYOUNG – 26 East, Vol. 1 – Album Review

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Dennis DeYoung, formerly of Styx has released his latest solo album, 26 East, Vol.1, via Frontiers Music Srl. Named after DeYoung’s former address where Styx formed in his basement, this album is full of nostalgia, hope and that voice that is still as strong as it was when Styx began. The album description lists all… Read more »


NIGHTWISH – Human :II: Nature

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Nightwish have cranked out record number nine gifting us with a double album of bombastic detailed compositions woven with ingredients fans have come to expect from the symphonic masters. Human :II: Nature is nine songs educational and biographical about the planetary and universal cycles of life, death and evolution.  Whether in earthly study of science… Read more »


HER CHARIOT AWAITS – Her Chariot Awaits

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Under the guidance of writer/producer/guitarist Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob comes a new group  called Her Chariot Awaits, featuring Ailyn, formerly of Sirenia on lead vocals. That combination, along with Jeff Thal on drums and Brian Gearty on bass melds into a fascinating combination of heavy, assertive rock and melodic, classically influenced vocals. Orlando has… Read more »


CHERIE CURRIE – Blvds Of Splendor

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When iconic artists release new albums, the word “comeback” often finds its home in the headlines of media outlets.  But the album Blvds of Splendor is rock-solid proof that 70’s icon and former Runaways frontwoman, Cherie Currie, never went anywhere.  The album was released via Blackheart Records on April 28, 2020, and is locked and… Read more »


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