DIAMANTE – American Dream – album review

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Three years after releasing her debut album, Boston born & LA based hard rock singer Diamante self-released her sophomore album American Dream on May 7th. Diamante delivers raw, honest and vulnerable lyrics emotionally charged through gritty and powerful vocals. American Dream opens hard and fast with an anthem-like hook. A little rock n’ roll and… Read more »


MYLES KENNEDY – The Ides Of March – album review

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Rock singer and guitarist Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators) releases his second solo album today (May 14, 2021) The Ides of March and it is an emotional and musical comfort that we all needed after such an exasperating year and a half. Kennedy has put together an unforgettable amalgamation… Read more »


Book Review: Nothin’ But A Good Time

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The subtitle of this book is “The uncensored history of the ’80s hard rock explosion.” Having been a writer for Screamer Magazine since 1988, I was familiar with the bands, the personalities and the clubs mentioned in the promotion and reviews for the book. For me, I was looking forward not so much about reading… Read more »


FORTRESS – Waiting For The Night album review

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In the 1980’s the Sunset Strip was the epicenter of the music world. On any given weekend night hundreds of fans and band members roamed the Sunset Strip making contacts and promoting upcoming shows. It became a huge, recurring outdoor party. However, as famous as bands such as Motley Crue, Poison, Warrant and Guns ’N’… Read more »


DIRTY HONEY – Dirty Honey album review

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The wait is almost over for all of those who have been pining for new music from Dirty Honey.  Since the world went to hell and along with it, the sudden halt to live shows, there has been a void of sorts.  In the post lockdown environment, there has been a lot of music released… Read more »


SWEET OBLIVION feat. Geoff Tate – Relentless album review

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Fans of Geoff Tate will be happy to know that the ex-Queensryche singer is set to release his sophomoric album for his Sweet Oblivion project entitled Relentless on Frontiers Music Srl, April 9, 2021. Ahead of the release, you can watch videos of two album tracks, Another Change and Strong Pressure online (see below).  Throwing… Read more »


The SCREAMER MAGAZINE Mixtapes, Volume 2

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The Lonely Ones—Change The Station So much of what passes for “music” these days is targeted at the masses, and thus seems to value visuals over talent. As evidence we see the rise of over processed, over polished bland boring pop that unfortunately seems to permeate every aspect of society.  All of this makes Change… Read more »


THE SLEDGE CHRONICLES: ROCK STAR HITMAN a novel by David Ellefson (book review)

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The music industry has lured musicians to Los Angeles for decades.  Intrigued by the glow of the marquee and the desire to see their name on it, young hopefuls have sold their soul on Hollywood Blvd. only to realize that fame always has a price.  Grammy Award winning bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth knows this… Read more »


The SCREAMER MAGAZINE Mixtapes, Volume 1

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Hello Screamer Readers! I have been writing about music since 1988, and it’s fair to say that 2020 was the most challenging year ever for all involved in creating, recording and performing live music. There is hope that 2021 will be better, but realistically, it may be until summer or later before live concerts return…. Read more »


JOEY DIABOLIC – Through Soundwaves Vol 3 – album review

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In the opening scene of Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher film, A Nightmare On Elm Street, you hear the ambient sounds ever so familiar to classic horror.  With the introduction of heavy breathing also comes the construction of the iconic glove.  Viewers watch on, intrigued, as the leather glove and blades are selected, shaped and soldered… Read more »


W.E.T – Retransmission – Taking us back to the 80’s (album review)

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Swedish/American melodic hard rock band W.E.T, (not to be confused with American indie pop group Wet) certainly define the concept of “supergroup.” Their acronymic band name comes from the first letter of the 3 founding members’ main bands. Keyboardist/guitarist Robert Säll hails from Swedish classic rock group Work of Art, guitarist Erik Mårtensson is from… Read more »


HATEBREED – Weight of the False Self – album review

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2020 was a good year for listening to Hatebreed. If you are angry, frustrated and irritated, letting that out of your system by head banging along to Weight Of The False Self is the perfect prescription. After over 20 years, Hatebreed has recently released their eighth full-length album on Nuclear Blast Records, and fans will… Read more »


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