WHITE FOXX – Come Pet The Foxx (Album Review)

WHITE FOXX – Come Pet The Foxx (Album Review)

Are you familiar with bands like Cinderella, Britny Fox, Tangier and Heaven’s Edge? Ever heard of White Foxx? You will probably say yes to the first question and there is a high probability you will say no to the second. Still, there are a lot of similarites between all these bands which shared musical vision, played the same club circuit and even shared lots members. White Foxx played an important part in Philadelphia’s metal scene…

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RETRO-HOMA Strikes Again! (Rocklahoma Review)

RETRO-HOMA Strikes Again! (Rocklahoma Review)

So, 2017 marked my second straight visitation to Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. And for the second straight year, it was an exceptionally good time. Again, as last year, I came away with a few “new” bands that I’m looking forward to checking out. As with last year, I drank a lot of beer. Not really my fault there. See, in Oklahoma you have to drink double what you would normally as it’s considered a…

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Diamond Lane (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Diamond Lane (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Having been introduced to Diamond Lane thanks to a past episode of the Decibel Geek Podcast, they were a clear target for me at Rocklahoma. Podcast hosts Chris and Aaron spun “The Enemy” from the Terrorizer CD during the second edition of the Fresh Blood Podcasts (Fresh Blood Vol. 2-Episode #150) . That sent me on a search for the album, which resulted in a download purchase of Terrorizer. I have enjoyed the 2014 released album immensely,…

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5 Star Hooker (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

5 Star Hooker (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

A band’s name is a very important part of the experience for me as is the logo for their moniker. Sometimes these things just don’t gel. As a result, it can leave a bad taste in your mouth before you’ve even swallowed the meal. I’ve heard some fantastic bands with awful names and vice versa. I know that the music should stand for itself, but it’s all a part of the total package for me….

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Freeway Mad (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Freeway Mad (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

My first attendance (certainly not my last) at Rocklahoma Festival in Oklahoma USA brought about tons and tons of new band discoveries. I was constantly blown away again and again with the string of acts appearing on the Retrospect Records side stage at the festival. While I didn’t see every band on that stage, I dearly wish I would have because every performance that I did take in seemed better than the last. One of…

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Album Review: Fortress/Eliot-On the Loose and They Can Rock!

Album Review: Fortress/Eliot-On the Loose and They Can Rock!

American melodic hard rock band Fortress started its’ life in the early 1980´s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band was formed by guitar slingers Vince Magyar and Alan Breider, bass player Mike Lelo and drummer Kenny Goane. Fortress won the “Battle of the Bands” contest in Milwaukee in 1983 and later that year they were joined by lead vocalist Chris Eliot (later in The Center of X). Fortress traveled and gigged the Midwest. They built a strong…

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Reckless Charged With Disorderly Conduct

Reckless Charged With Disorderly Conduct

New York’s best kept secret, Reckless, hits back with a second and, until today, unreleased album that was recorded in the early 1990´s. Originally slotted for a release by Geffen Records the project fell through for different reasons and what we have here is the pre-production recordings released to the public for the very first time. This band should not be confused with either the Canadian or the Swedish bands going by the same name. Reckless…

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