HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 2 (Festival Review/Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 2 (Festival Review/Blog)

The first ever Hair Metal Heaven Festival in Hull UK has wrapped up its inaugural run. I’m here to give you a brief synopsis from a Canadian who traveled the Atlantic for this first-time event. You may agree or disagree but these are my truthful and honest thoughts as I sit here days after the event has wrapped up. I certainly do not know all of the facts, not the ins and outs. I haven’t even…

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TOKYO MOTOR FIST – Tokyo Motor Fist (Album Review)

TOKYO MOTOR FIST – Tokyo Motor Fist (Album Review)

Is this a “supergroup” by definition? Sure why not utilize such hyperbole. I prefer to think of Tokyo Motor Fist as a coming together of like-minded musicians with a knack for hard rockin’ melodies. Comprised of Steve Brown from Trixter on guitar, Ted Poley of Danger Danger on vocals and a couple of fairly well-known and long-serving rhythm duos Greg Smith on bass and Chuck Burgi on drums both having served time with the likes…

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TOKYO MOTOR FIST – Tokyo Motor Fist (February 24, 2017)

TOKYO MOTOR FIST – Tokyo Motor Fist (February 24, 2017)

You don’t need to be a die-hard ’80s metal fan to know that the fruits of an artistic alliance between Danger Danger singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of Trixter is going to make melodic rock fans rejoice! The two musicians from New Jersey have recently created Tokyo Motor Fist and the new band is ready to unleash on the world their self-titled debut album on February 24, 2017, via Frontiers Music Srl. . Indeed, Tokyo Motor Fist is exactly what you would expect, catchy and uplifting hard…

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Rock n’ Skull 2016: MRF vs. RNS – Day #2

Rock n’ Skull 2016: MRF vs. RNS – Day #2

On this Saturday morning, the official Day #2 of 2016’s Rock n’ Skull event, we made sure to get the hotel breakfast in time. After that, it was back to more hanging out in our by now rather smelly hotel room. Perhaps 5 male rock n’ roll road warriors sharing one room was not the best plan. We spent our time looking over yesterday’s photos, preparing interview questions, writing reviews, blasting tunes and scrolling the…

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The Defiants – The Defiants (Album Review)

The Defiants – The Defiants (Album Review)

Danger Danger came a little late in the hair metal game. By the time their self-titled debut came out in 1989, Guns N’ Roses had already changed the way hard rock music was to be played. Then of course not long after that came grunge. Hardly a time for bands like them or Trixter to come into a dying market. How Firehouse managed to survive three albums in, can only be credited to luck and good…

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Ted Poley – Beyond the Fade (May 13, 2016)

Ted Poley – Beyond the Fade (May 13, 2016)

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of Ted Poley‘s new solo album Beyond The Fade on May 13th, 2016. Best known as lead vocalist for the legendary Melodic Rock masters Danger Danger, Ted Poley is also an accomplished solo artist, having released two acclaimed releases, Collateral Damage (2006) and Smile (2007). The story of Beyond The Fade starts after Danger Danger‘s acclaimed performance at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milano in 2014 when he and the label developed the…

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The Defiants – The Defiants (April 15, 2016)

The Defiants – The Defiants (April 15, 2016)

The Defiants is a trio of fabulous musicians all with ties to Danger Danger. On vocals and guitar, is Paul Laine, best known for being the Danger Danger singer for 12 years. Paul is now coming back to work with his former bandmates, Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello, who are the other two pillars of The Defiants. Straight ahead, in-your-face melodic hard rock is 100% what you get here! This latest Frontiers Records project will…

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Album Review: The Radio Sun – Heaven Or Heartbreak

Album Review: The Radio Sun – Heaven Or Heartbreak

The Radio Sun from Melbourne, Australia have teamed up with the great Paul Laine, as they did with their first album. Paul mixed the new album as well and co-wrote three tracks and lead vocals on one song. Their debut album, Wrong Things Right, was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide. The band formed in 2012 with vocalist Jason Old, guitarist Steve Janevski, drummer Ben Wignall and Robbie…

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Väsby Rock Festival Day 1 – 17th of July

Väsby Rock Festival Day 1 – 17th of July

Introduction Väsby Rock Festival is a relatively new rock festival in Sweden established in 2013. The festival was founded and organized by a group of 8 people devoted to melodic hard rock/metal. The event is held in the small town of Väsby just north of Stockholm. Strategically situated only 10 km from the Stockholm international airport of Arlanda makes it easy for international visitors to just fly in, stay at a hotel just beside the festival…

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2001 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep183

2001 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep183

Aaron and Chris return this week to cover the second half of a very dark year in music and history. 2001 Year in Review part 2 features more discussion of the pop culture, people, events, and music of July-December. In this hour-plus episode, you’ll get discussion of the unveiling of the first iPod, the end of Napster, and the 9/11 terror attacks. You’ll also get more classic commercials and tracks by artists including Saxon, Judas…

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