SAMARKIND – Self-Titled Debut (Album Review)

SAMARKIND – Self-Titled Debut (Album Review)

Samarkind is a blues-infused hard rock quartet from…well…from all over the place. They’re a virtual United Nations of rock. Their veteran lead singer, David P. Byrne, and bassist, Mark Dempsey, are from Ireland. Their guitarist is Michal Kulbaka, from Poland. Their drummer, Marius Appelgryn, is from South Africa. But, upon a listen, you would think they escaped from the swamps of Alabama. Their style is decidedly bluesy. Byrne’s voice has hints of Ian Gillan (Deep…

Share This:
Read More

Tora Tora Sign with Frontiers – New Album Expected 2019

Tora Tora Sign with Frontiers – New Album Expected 2019

Memphis hard rock legends Tora Tora have signed with Frontiers Records. Recording will commence in 2018 for a tentative early 2019 album release. Known for their blues-tinged rock sound, Tora Tora was a big part of a late 80s buzz in the Memphis rock scene. Their debut album, Surprise Attack, received radio and MTV attention on the singles ‘Walkin Shoes‘, ‘Guilty‘, and ‘Phantom Rider‘. Sophomore release, Wild America, failed to get a foothold to propel…

Share This:
Read More

The Answer-Raise A… (March 17, 2015)

The Answer-Raise A… (March 17, 2015)

From the rolling green hills of Northern Ireland come The Answer, a band poised to unveil their fifth full-length album, Raise A Little Hell. The album comes to us via Napalm Records and promises to be another in a line of consistently delivered commercial and critically acclaimed albums. The band formed in 2000, sees a membership of guitarist Paul Mahon, bassist Micky Waters, drummer James Heatley and vocalist Cormac Neeson and has toured the world in support…

Share This:
Read More