Dokken Members Form New Project Without Don Dokken

Dokken Members Form New Project Without Don Dokken

Under the category of “Why?” or “But of course they are”.  The members of Dokken not named Don Dokken have once again joined forces to start a new band.  This time called Super Stroke.  Apparently they enjoy sticking it to their old singer so much, George, Jeff and Mick figured they give it another go.  This time with singer Robert Mason. Jeff Pilson speaking with Glide magazine: Since you are always doing something, what have you…

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Serious Black

Serious Black

Serious Black – As Daylight Breaks – January 20, 2015 A new melodic/power metal supergroup has formed with six huge names of the genre.  Serious Black features guitarist Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), drummer Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian), bassist Mario Lochert (ex-Visions of Atlantis), guitarist Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), keyboardist Jan Vacik (ex-Dreamscape) and vocalist Urban Breed (ex-Bloodbound).  As Daylight Breaks came together fairly quickly once they were able to finally get together and begin to write…

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Level 10-Chapter One

Level 10-Chapter One

Level 10 – Chapter One – January 27, 2014 January 27, 2014 will see the collaborations of bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear/Sinner) and vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob) in Level 10.  Level 10 also features guitarists Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween/Masterplan) and Alex Beyrodt (Primal Fear/Voodoo Circle), Canadian drummer Randy Black (ex-Primal Fear/ex-Annihilator) and keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline/Silent Force).  The album, Chapter One, also features some guest artist contributions such as Amanda Somerville and Magnus…

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Sweet & Lynch-Only To Rise

Sweet & Lynch-Only To Rise

Sweet & Lynch – Only To Rise – January 27, 2015 Frontiers Records will unveil the Sweet & Lynch project before the end of January.  Titled Only to Rise and featuring the teaming of Stryper’s Michael Sweet and Dokken/Lynch Mob’s George Lynch, with them is James Lomenzo (bass) and Brian Tichy (drums).  The album is produced by Michael Sweet and there’s talk of a small tour for this new “supergroup”.  Fittingly, in September the 9/11…

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Sweet & Lynch – Only To Rise

Sweet & Lynch – Only To Rise

   A new project from George Lynch can only mean he’s already looking for another new project.  Since Sweet & Lynch just dropped January 27th you know he’s already re-booting some incarnation of Lynch Mob, finding out if Jeff Pilson has some time between Foreigner tours or having lunch with Don Dokken.  Right around the time I heard his last band KXM released their debut record I heard about Sweet & Lynch.  If my body was capable…

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Cranking It Up To Level 10: A Review of Level 10’s Chapter One

Cranking It Up To Level 10: A Review of Level 10’s Chapter One

Mat Sinner is at it yet again and as per usual he’s included some of his friends.  The German bassist, probably most recognized from his namesake band Sinner, Primal Fear and Voodoo Circle among several others, has banded together with vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob) for this new project entitled Level 10.  The album Chapter One, features guitarist Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween/Masterplan/Serious Black), guitarist Alex Beyrodt (Voodoo Circle/Primal Fear/Sinner), Canadian drummer Randy Black (ex-Primal Fear) and…

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SERIOUS BLACK – As Daylight Breaks (Album Review)

SERIOUS BLACK – As Daylight Breaks (Album Review)

Well, Who Would Want Frivolous Black? The minute that I opened the press release one sheet for Serious Black I was excited.  The second line of the document will show why: “The line-up consists of Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (ex-Visions Of Atlantis), Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), Jan Vacik (ex-Dreamscape) and (last but not least) the golden voice of Urban breed (ex-Tad Morose, ex-Bloodbound).”  Anyone into melodic power metal should be…

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