The Storyteller Unleashes the Sacred Fire in February

The Storyteller Unleashes the Sacred Fire in February

The Storyteller unleashes the Sacred fire in February 2015 Power metal outfit The Storyteller formed in the Swedish town of Gävle in 1995 when, two friends L-G Persson and Fredrik Groth, decided to start playing acoustic songs with medieval influences together. This project soon evolved into more electric stuff in the form of a band known for its melodic power metal with medieval and folk music spices mixed in. After a couple of line-up changes…

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Who’s Nigel Bailey?

Who’s Nigel Bailey?

Who is Nigel Bailey you might ask and you wouldn’t be alone in that, I myself only recently hearing the name.  Bailey, a UK musician, Bradford West Yorkshire to be exact, comes from a musical family where both his parents and his younger brother are all musicians.  You could say it’s in his blood.  Italy’s Frontiers Records signed Nigel Bailey and they struck a deal to record the songs that Bailey had been writing and…

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Free Ride…..Can I Get My Money Back? (A Review of Cruizzen’s Free Ride Album)

Free Ride…..Can I Get My Money Back? (A Review of Cruizzen’s Free Ride Album)

I didn’t know that Brian Johnson had a side project from AC/DC!  What? That’s not Brian Johnson?  You’re pulling my leg, surely I know Brian Johnson‘s voice when I hear it!  Well according to all accounts and press releases it’s definitely not Brian Johnson.  From Bavaria come Cruizzen, a “bad ass”, hard drivin’ rock band, the beginnings of which first started in 2000.  By 2006, there had been several membership and role changes within the…

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BLOODBOUND – Stormborn (Album Review)

BLOODBOUND – Stormborn (Album Review)

Bloodbound Serve a Hefty Chunk of Swedish Power Metal For Dinner Discovering Bloodbound as a part of my searching/learning process for the bands listed at what was to be my first venture across the ocean for Sweden Rock Festival in 2013, I liked their power metal sound. In becoming an ever bigger fan of that category of metal/rock I quickly collected their catalog. Consisting of 2005’s Nosferatu, 2007’s The Book of the Dead, 2009’s Tabula…

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SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY and THE CONSPIRATORS.3ARENA DUBLIN NOVEMBER 10 2014.

SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY and THE CONSPIRATORS.3ARENA DUBLIN NOVEMBER 10 2014.

Last Monday I witnessed a phenomenon,14,000 people were miraculously cured of a life long bout of Monday blues.  A miserable, cold and rain sodden crowd, descended on the 3Arena, determined to have their spirits lifted.  At nine bells, miracle worker Slash arrived on stage, top hat perfectly placed and trademark Gibson guitar slung low.  Opener, You’re a Lie, from 2012’s Apocalyptic Love, got this old bus depot shaking,  before Guns ‘n’ Roses classic Nightrain, sends the crowd into pure delirium. Slashs’ right hand…

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Albion Born: A Review of Ten’s Albion CD

Albion Born: A Review of Ten’s Albion CD

When I made the decision to trek from Toronto, Canada over to Nottingham, UK for Firefest: The Final Fling in October of this year I knew a good portion of the bands on the roster for the three day event.  Some I knew quite well, some I had been waiting all my life to see live, some I had no idea of and some I was only on the fringes with knowing a few tracks….

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These Austrians Shout For Heavy Metal

These Austrians Shout For Heavy Metal

These Austrians from the city of Vorarlberg started out in the 80’s and issued a three track, cult followed EP, No War in 1987 as well as some demo recordings.  They were not heard from again.  Re-grouping in 2009 they released No War & More, a compilation album featuring the No War  EP and some bonus tracks via Pure Steel Records.  2011 saw them issue their first full length in Mortician and now they have…

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KISS Love Gun Deluxe Edition

KISS Love Gun Deluxe Edition

The definition of insanity:  Giving Gene Simmons money and expecting something different. Say what you want about us KISS fans.  We have spending power and we like to buy KISS shit.  And shit is largely what they’ve given us for some time now.  The last two studio records sound like Asylum rejects.  The KISS Kruise is just an annual ritual of them lowering expectations while raising prices.  And when they manage to do something awesome like reissuing all…

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Meister Loves "Girls of the 80’s": A Crazy Lixx Album Review

Meister Loves "Girls of the 80’s": A Crazy Lixx Album Review

Lovers of 80’s glam/sleaze in the veins of Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses and KISS can rejoice in the Swedish outfit Crazy Lixx.  The band hails from Malmo, Sweden and came to be around 2002 when they wished to bring 80’s hard rock back to the music scene.  The 2007 debut album, Loud Minority, was issued via a local Swedish label until Frontiers Records snatched them up for 2010’s New Religion, 2012’s Riot Avenue and…

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Rated X Album Review

Rated X Album Review

It used to be artists, with few exceptions, were identified primarily for one specific band. Rarely, if ever, did they stray from that band. Occasionally, artists, for any number of reasons, would step outside to do a solo record or come together with other established musicians outside the bands for which they were known. These groups were often called supergroups due to each of the members’ high level of individual accomplishment. Today, the musical landscape…

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