NO HOT ASHES – No Hot Ashes (Album Review)

NO HOT ASHES – No Hot Ashes (Album Review)

Seeing the words “melodic hard rock” in the band description is a turn off these days for me. Sorry, but it’s true. I’m a little burnt out on the oversaturated genre. The syrupy flaccidity of much of the output fails to excite nor hold my attention. I find that the melodic hard rock genre, in general, these days, lacks the hooks and choruses making each track identifiable like in the 80s. Many songs and even…

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THEM EVILS – Rollin’ Stoned And Livin’ Free (EP Review)

THEM EVILS – Rollin’ Stoned And Livin’ Free (EP Review)

THEM EVILS – Bio Them Evils are a 3 piece from Southern California that play a mix of 70s bluesy rock, 80s glam and a hint of 90s grunge (in the shape of Alice In Chains). 2 of the band met in high school, Jordan Griffin (vocals and guitar) and Jake Messanari (bass) and they picked up David Delaney II as first choice for drummer. THEM EVILS – Rollin’ Stoned And Livin’ Free “Rollin’ Stoned…

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ALBERTO RIGONI – EvoRevolution (Album Review)

ALBERTO RIGONI – EvoRevolution (Album Review)

For some people, even the idea of listening to an album by a virtuoso bass player would be Hell! To then hear the album features only a drummer alongside and has only two tracks would really scare them. The whole idea of “self-indulgence” would be at the front of the mind. I would say to those to put their pre-conceived ideas to one side when it comes to the album EvoRevolution by Italian bass player…

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MAHOGANY RUSH – Child Of The Novelty (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

MAHOGANY RUSH – Child Of The Novelty (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

Welcome again to another edition of “That 70’s Guy’s – Retro Review”. This time around, I unearth the 1974 Canadian masterpiece Child of the Novelty from Mahogany Rush. Yes folks, the same Mahogany Rush that includes the iconic guitarist Frank Marino. Like I have said many times, back in the day, we had no real way of collecting information – no World Wide Web, no YouTube, no social media and no real rock news radio…

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SEVEN SISTERS – The Cauldron and the Cross (Album Review)

SEVEN SISTERS – The Cauldron and the Cross (Album Review)

Seven Sisters hails from London, UK, and consists of four hard rockers in Kyle McNeill on vocals and guitar, Graeme Farmer on guitar, Javi Rute on bass and Steve Loftin bashing the skins. Having formed in 2013 this quartet form a unit performing the highest quality New Wave of British Heavy Metal inspired music you could hope to hear. They do not, however, just pump out NWoBHM in its basic form, but add their own…

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CROSSON – Invincible (Album Review)

CROSSON – Invincible (Album Review)

CROSSON – Bio The sound you hear is the roar of astonishment when I heard this record.  I admit it, I had never heard of Crosson until now, but I will make myself more familiar very soon.  The band are Australian and are described as “Futuristic Theatrical Rock Warriors“. They were formed in 2004 in Sydney. The band consists of lead singer Crosson (who also plays guitar), femme fatal Babylon and the temptress Medusa, backed…

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Vinnie Vincent Reflects on Invasion Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep318

Vinnie Vincent Reflects on Invasion Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep318

In an interview seven years in the making, Vinnie Vincent joins us this week.  Undoubtedly one of the most intense rock records ever made, Vinnie Vincent Invasion was a natural topic choice. Our Albums Unleashed criteria is simple; discuss the making of an album we love with a key player in its creation. The debut album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion is an over-the-top, face-melting masterpiece. Vinnie Vincent   Vinnie is incredibly candid in this long-form…

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LEE AARON – Diamond Baby Blues (Album Review)

LEE AARON – Diamond Baby Blues (Album Review)

LEE AARON Just when I thought that 2017 was an amazing year for new music, along comes 2018.  I am literally buried in rock solid releases that are fighting for my ipod time. I will also proudly point out that among these fantastic new records (YES, I still refer to them as records!) is a healthy dose of Canadian rock and metal.  This is from both new and classic acts.  One such case in point…

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TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Bio I’m always curious what an artist, usually a guitarist, might sound like when he or she leaves their previous gig as a corporate employee or a full-fledged band member. And most of the time, I’m shocked at how different they sound on their own.  The first time I can remember anxiously awaiting a guitarist’s solo work was Vinnie Vincent.  Looking back, I guess I was expecting a somewhat close facsimile of…

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TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

Tomorrow’s Outlook formed in 2007 in Sørvik, Troms County, Norway. That’s Arctic Northern Norway. Sounds way too cold for this Canadian Metalhead! The original formation saw songwriter Trond Nicolaisen and bassist/songwriter Andreas Stenseth joining forces. In present times as of 2018 the core line-up duo has added guitarist Øystein K. Hanssen. The boys take their time on creating an album. Since inception, Tomorrow’s Outlook has issued only one album, the full-length 34613 in February of…

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