Album Review: Jameson Raid-Uninvited Guests

Album Review: Jameson Raid-Uninvited Guests

In the swelling ocean of digital media that sweeps through my email inbox in colassal tidal waves stirred up by promotion companies, bands themselves and friends it is not uncommon for items to be overlooked, missed completely or quickly dismissed. But sometimes a slice of shining glory rises to the top and so we have a late entry into the musical battleground for my best albums of 2015. I’m actually not sure exactly when this…

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Magnum-Escape From The Shadow Garden-Live 2014 (May 19, 2015)

Magnum-Escape From The Shadow Garden-Live 2014 (May 19, 2015)

Magnum are a British progressive rock band from Birmingham, England. They began in the early 70’s with a brief hiatus between 1995 and 2001 they continue today. Magnum‘s lineup has undergone its fair share of adjustments and the core of founder Tony Clarkin (guitar) and Bob Catley (vocals) remain intact. 2014 saw Magnum issue their 17th studio album in Escape From The Shadow Garden and now they are poised to unveil a live album recorded on the…

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Jettblack-Disguises (April 14, 2015)

Jettblack-Disguises (April 14, 2015)

As found on the Jettblack Facebook page, “JETTBLACK have taken their influences that lie in eighties and early 90’s rock and metal and given them a fresh lease of life. Carefully crafted songs oozing with melody, power and unparalleled catchiness. This is rock and roll that will stand the test of time!!!!!” The band is based in London, have released two previous studio albums, Get Your Hands Dirty (2010) and Raining Rock (2012) as well…

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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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The Storm Has Arrived: In Faith’s There’s A Storm Coming Review

The Storm Has Arrived: In Faith’s There’s A Storm Coming Review

I discovered this melodic rock masterpiece while over in Nottingham, England for Firefest: The Final Fling Festival October 24-26, 2014.  In Faith is a British outfit made up of former members of Vaughn, Wild and Eden’s Curse/Tainted Nation.  The collaborations originally begun in 1991 with vocalist Pete Godfrey and guitarist Tony Marshall, but nothing came to fruition.  They made contact with each other a few times over the resulting years and finally sat down again…

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