MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA – Day 3 (Festival Report)

MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA – Day 3 (Festival Report)

The Melodic Rock genre is a family. In every sense of the word. Events like this just hammer that home. The camaraderie shown to every attendee (fan/band/organizer) is overwhelmingly immense. This particular event, MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia, took place in Malmo, Sweden. While there have been other MelodicRock Fests in the past in U.S.A. and Australia, this was the first in Sweden. The event started and presented by Andrew McNeice of Australia’s Melodic Rock Records saw…

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MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA – Day 2 (Festival Recap)

MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA – Day 2 (Festival Recap)

The Melodic Rock genre is a family. In every sense of the word. Events like this just hammer that home. The camaraderie shown to every attendee (fan/band/organizer) is overwhelmingly immense. This particular event, MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia, took place in Malmo, Sweden. While there have been other MelodicRock Fests in the past in U.S.A. and Australia, this was the first in Sweden. The event started and presented by Andrew McNeice of Australia’s Melodic Rock Records saw…

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MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA-Day One (Festival Recap)

MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA-Day One (Festival Recap)

The Melodic Rock genre is a family. In every sense of the word. Events like this just hammer that home. The camaraderie shown to every attendee (fan/band/organizer) is overwhelmingly immense. This particular event, MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia, took place in Malmo, Sweden. While there have been other MelodicRock Fests in the past in U.S.A. and Australia, this was the first in Sweden. The event started and presented by Andrew McNeice of Australia’s Melodic Rock Records saw…

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ONE DESIRE – One Desire (Album Review)

ONE DESIRE – One Desire (Album Review)

One Desire are a rock band that hails from Finland. Innovative Italian label Frontiers Music Srl recently presented the birth of this new melodic rock band which features the former Sturm Und Drang man André Linman and Jonas Kuhlberg of Cains Offering along with Jimmy Westerlund and Ossi Sivula. The Frontiers Music Srl manager even noted that their upcoming album is a “strong contender for album of the year”. I have never heard of this band but…

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ELECTRIC GUITARS – Rock N’ Roll Radio (Album Review)

ELECTRIC GUITARS – Rock N’ Roll Radio (Album Review)

So back in 2016, Tommy Lee told me that I didn’t have an open mind, actually, his exact words to me were “keep that mind closed bro!!”. Now his comment was directed at me because I made some disparaging comments about one of his techno, house music DJ compositions. Sorry Tommy, peace and love and if it moves you then enjoy but for me personally it’s all about rock n’ roll and electric guitars! That’s right I…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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TANGO DOWN Live (Rock N’ Skull 2016 Spotlight)

TANGO DOWN Live (Rock N’ Skull 2016 Spotlight)

Rock N’ Skull 2016 was a huge success for me. With so many amazing bands over the 4 days in Joliet IL, I needed a week to recoup. Overall, I thought the last day of the festival was not as exciting with the band line-up, compared to the other days. Stephen Pearcy was the headliner and he was amazing with the classic Ratt songs. The opener for the day was a band from Peoria IL…

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CRYSTAL BALL – Déjà-Voodoo (Album Review)

CRYSTAL BALL – Déjà-Voodoo (Album Review)

 Crystal Ball released their first album in 1999 with In The Beginning. After the successful release of their 8th album, Liferider, in 2015, Crystal Ball are back with their next effort Déjà-Voodoo which will be released September 2016 on Massacre Records. Original members Scott Leach (guitar) and Marcel Sardella (drums) are joined by Steven Mageney (vocals), Cris Stone (bass) and Tony “T.C.” Castell (guitar). With Liferider finishing 5th in my Top 10 releases of 2015 I have been waiting to get my hands on this CD…

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DANGERANGEL – All the King’s Horses (Sept 30, 2016)

DANGERANGEL – All the King’s Horses (Sept 30, 2016)

MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the addition of another kick ass hard rock act to the label. Please join us in welcoming Greek rock stars DANGERANGEL for the release of their hard-hitting brand new studio opus All The King’s Horses, to be released September 30. All The King’s Horses is a major step forward for the band in terms of both production and songwriting. And along with the usual high energy, in your face…

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THE RADIO SUN – Outside Looking In (Sept 30, 2016)

THE RADIO SUN – Outside Looking In (Sept 30, 2016)

Exactly one year out from their critically and fan acclaimed second album Heaven & Heartbreak, Australian melodic hard rockers THE RADIO SUN return with their new album Outside Looking In. MelodicRock Records is once again thrilled to work with THE RADIO SUN for the release of their brilliant third album on September 30. The boys continue where they left off, with vocal harmonies, soaring guitar solos, and catchy choruses once again dominating. Ex-Danger Danger vocalist…

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