Category Archives: hard rock

New Music of the Day – CLVIII : The Day That The World Breaks Down – Ayreon

THE SOURCE is an exciting new chapter in the Ayreon saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Simone Simons (Epica), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia), and Russell Allen (Symphony X). … Continue reading

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Growing Wild – Slang (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Often reviewing music can be tricky, particularly when it is hard to find an interesting starting point, when nothing new or interesting is being offered up. Growing Wild presents a challenge for exactly the opposite reason. With so many intriguing … Continue reading

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RES 9 – Rik Emmett and RESolution 9 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

“This album represents a journey through my life,” observes Rik Emmett and what a life it has been, a fact borne out by the calibre of the guest musicians found on the album. As well as the regular RES 9 … Continue reading

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Pilgrim – Pilgrim (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

So how do you stay true to the tenets of the music you love without becoming a pastiche of what has gone before? I guess if I knew that I would be a rich man but whether by luck or … Continue reading

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Monster Truck Tourin’ Heavy

  Monster Truck is gearing up for an exclusive European tour in support of their new album Sittin’ Heavy, which will be released in Europe on February 19, 2016 on Mascot Records. Tickets are available now! March 29 Rockpalast Bochum – Germany … Continue reading

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World Wide Genocide – Shotgun Rodeo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although I grew up on what was then termed as “metal” bands, the classics, bands that could be referenced by only using half of their name, Maiden, Purple, Priest, then the genre moved on to more extreme potential and left … Continue reading

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