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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DAVE FRIDAY BAND - Life Imitating Art (2017)

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The current American Rock scene isn't completely lost: the DAVE FRIDAY BAND with their debut CD "Life Imitating Art" are here to confirm that classic melodic / hard rock is not dead in the US.

Fronted by songwriter / vocalist / guitarist Dave Friday, the band delivers here eleven meaty melodious rockers crafted in wood 'n steel, no gimmicks and plenty of authenticity. This is classy hard rock with a nod to the '80s yet with an updated sound and top notch production.
You know, "Life Imitating Art" is a self-release via Dave Friday's own label Friday Music, but let me tell you the production quality has nothing to envy to the major recording labels specialized in this musical genre.

Dave Friday Band has a style bringing to mind early Tesla, Mr. Big, some Night Ranger, Y&T (they are currently touring with them) and Johnny Lima.
The latter comparison is no gratuitous, as Johnny Lima co-produce, co-writes some songs and also play additional guitar, bass and keyboards on the album.

Since the killer opener 'Who's Happy Now' (co-written by Lima) you'll be surprised by the Dave Friday Band. Pumping bass lines, punchy drumming, sharp melodious groovy guitars and multi-harmony choruses. Dave Friday owns a strong set of vocal pipes in the vein of a young Bon Jovi and, yes, you guess it, Johnny Lima.
A Killer song that soulda be played at all Rock radio stations all over the world.

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Then 'Here I Stand' goes for a midtempo melodic hard rock style adding acoustics to the bluesy electric riffs, and Friday's vocals turn more raspy and sensual. There's some of Skid Row's 18 & Life on it, but Dave Friday Band are more 'organic' in its delivery. Awesome tune.
An then arrives 'Love Is Overrated', just another fantastic melodious rocker with a Nelson vibe and multi-part harmony vocals akin Night Ranger.

Holy cow, only 3 songs and I am already sold. Dave Friday Band sounds fantastic, believe me, and they write terrific songs. But there's more quality stuff... in fact, I can't find a weak track on the CD.
'Hang It Up" is another of the Dave Friday / Johnny Lima co-write and rocks with groove and attitude, 'Get It On' is driven by a kick-ass broken riff, while 'Shut Your Mouth' adds a bluesy hard rocking background in the best Great White / Tesla fashion.

The ballad arrives in a midtempo form with 'Don't Say It Like You Mean It', some kind of a mix between Bon Jovi New Jersey era, Johnny Lima first album, and Mr. Big. The chorus kills, multi-layered and pure '80s.

Penned by the Mr. Big team of Eric Martin / Andre Pessis, Dave Friday Band delivers a terrific version of 'Red White Bullet Blues' (originally recorded by TMG), and you enjoy more hard rockin' groove in the funnily titled 'Modern Day Flash Gordon'.
We have the anthemic 'Sunday's Best' for the end, a very Johnny Lima-track plus some Eric Martin solo works.

DAVE FRIDAY BAND - Life Imitating Art (2017) inside

2017 US Rock is not only mainstram, washed up for radio stuff. There's acts such as the Dave Friday Band keeping the flame alive. "Life Imitating Art" not only captures the classic '80s magic and styling, but also the spirit.
The good thing from Friday and the guys is that they also add a very distinctive touch to this type of music. Sure, this is classic melodic hard rock and you have a 'mold' to respect, and despite the aforementioned influences, Dave Friday Band has that required 'something' which makes you unique.

I can't recommend "Life Imitating Art" enough, support this excellent band that proves true Rock n' Roll is still alive & kickin' in America.

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01 - Who's Happy Now
02 - Here I Stand
03 - Love Is Overrated
04 - Hang It Up
05 - Don't Say It Like You Mean It
06 - Red White Bullet Blues
07 - Get It On
08 - Shut Your Mouth
09 - Modern Day Flash Gordon
10 - Only Me
11 - Sunday's Best

Dave Friday - The Voice, Guitar
Jimmy Arceneaux - Guitars, Vocals
Stevie Loveless - Bass, Vocals
Saro Black - Drums
Johnny Lima - guest Guitar, Bass, Piano
Stevie Loveless - Bass on "Shut Your Mouth"

Produced by Johnny Lima, Dave Friday and Neil Evans


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H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown (2017) [retail]

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Friday 22nd September 2017 sees the release of the long awaited new studio album "Into The Great Unknown" from the celebrated Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T. After one and a half years of intense songwriting with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album.

Back in 2014, with their fourth album Tearing Down The Walls and high energy live shows, H.E.A.T seemed on the verge of a major commercial breakthrough as standard bearers for a new breed of melodic rockers.
But after a long period of silence, during which guitarist Eric Rivers departed and former axeman Dave Dalone was brought back into the fold, the young Swedes find themselves having to build up a fresh head of steam.

Their eagerly awaited comeback begun in controversial fashion with opening single ‘Time On Our Side’ which showed a startling change of direction, a modern poppy melodic song.
However it makes more sense lodged four songs into an album, which has been 18 months in the making and sees them boldly branching out into some new directions while maintaining their strengths of youthful freshness and memorable hooks and choruses.

Many of the bands that inspired them – Bon Jovi, Europe, Whitesnake and Queen all spring to mind – all took the leap of faith into a radical new direction at some point of their careers and, though some older fans may have been offended and jumped ship, it probably enhanced their musical longevity.

Opener ‘Bastard Of Society’ is classic H.E.A.T, albeit with a stripped back leanness, with ‘who-oahs’ and a chorus that is sure to make it a live favourite, and ‘Shit City’ is in a similar mould, but they are sandwiched by the first curveball in ‘Redefined’, a reflective, slow burner with programmed drums and keyboards the dominant instruments for much of the song, which shows a new maturity.
After the aforementioned ‘Time On Our Side’, ‘Best Of The Broken’ has a slightly epic feel with dystopian lyrics and taking a while to get to a typically strong chorus.

H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown (2017) inside

They branch out with new sounds throughout the album, and at times the keyboard heavy sound reminded me of fellow Scandinavians The Rasmus, but the second half is perhaps more reassuring for long-time fans.
‘Eye Of The Storm’ has an intro that reminds me of Dare, and more falsetto singing from Erik Gronwall who really stretches himself throughout the album.

‘Blind Leads The Blind’ is more traditional Scandi melodic rock with big riffing, a big chorus and some synthesiser work that calls to mind Tony Carey’s magic on Rainbow Rising.
‘We Rule’ is a grandiose Queen-inspired epic with lush vocal harmonies which can easily be imagined as a scarf-waving closer to the live set while ‘Do You Want It’ is an anthemic, straight ahead rocker.

The final proof that H.E.A.T have triumphantly pushed at the boundaries of their comfort zone comes in a seven minute plus title track. More conventionally melodic than much of the album, with Sky given a longer guitar solo, lyrically it combines a Europe-like fascination with space with what could be seen as an allegory for their career at this stage - ‘is it the end of the road or a one way ticket to fortune and fame?’

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Production is bombastic as usual, modern and aural, and you can hear the mix is as well excellent with a clear instrument separation.
Some of the experimenting in new directions on "Into The Great Unknown" may baffle existing fans, but without losing their strengths H.E.A.T have re-emerged a more rounded and complete band, with a record that I suspect time will view kindly.
Highly Recommended


01 - Bastard of Society
02 - Redefined
03 - Shit City
04 - Time on our Side
05 - Best of the Broken
06 - Eye of the Storm
07 - Blind leads the Bblind
08 - We Rule
09 - Do you Want it
10 - Into the Great Unknown

Guitar: Sky Davis (aka Dave Dalone)
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Keyboard: Jona Tee
Drums & Percussion: Crash
Vocals: Erik Grönwall
thanks to Andy Nathan


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HELIX - The Early Years [remastered reissue] (2017)

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HELIX is perhaps the biggest metal / hard rock act in Canadian history, with a catalog of music that nearly spans four decades. "The Early Years" was a Helix compilation presented in 1991, featuring all the tracks from the band's first two independent albums, 'Breaking Loose' and 'White Lace & Black Leather'. This was the first ever CD release of these two albums, digitally remastered from the original tapes.
Now US label Perris Records is reissuing with a refreshed art this long time out of print compilation for the new generation, and for long time hard rock fans which never enjoyed Helix first albums.

"The Early Years" has a very good sound including tracks such as Helix's first single "You're A Woman Now", "Billy Oxygen" (written & sung by guitarist Brent 'The Doctor' Doerner), and the catchy "Breaking Loose".
From the first album one of my fav is mid-tempo '"I Could Never Leave”, one of their catchiest early tunes. “Don’t Hide Your Love” has a similar vibe, that being hard rock with an emphasis on melody.
“Here I Go Again” is not the Whitesnake song, but another one of those melodic rock songs with an early '80s feel.

From 'White Lace & Black Leather' there's “Breaking Loose” (titled as the first album). I don't know if this was a leftover from the first album or not, but quality-wise there is nothing “leftover” about it. I would call it a typical Helix party rocker: a fast one, often used back in the day to open their sets. The lyrics are the kind of thing that Helix were about: the weekend!

However they were capable to pen interesting lyrics as well. “Long Distance Heartbreak” at almost seven minutes is Helix’s longest song ever. In the early days they tended to experiment a little with their songwriting, coming up with this mini-epic. Like many Helix classics, this one reads as a road song. Thin Lizzy they were not, but Vollmer captures the heartbreak in their lyrics while Doerner and Hackman take care of the guitar drama.

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Helix still continues touring and rocking venues all over the world, and after their multi-platinum stardom they wrote some really good song too.
"The Early Years" delivers into one CD Helix first two albums, with a pristine remastering done in the 'warm vintage' way, not brickwalled method.
Highly Recommended


01 - I Could Never Leave
02 - Don't Hide Your Love
03 - Down In The City
04 - Crazy Women
05 - Billy Oxygen
06 - Here I Go Again
07 - You're A Woman Now
08 - Wish I Could Be There
09 - Breaking Loose
10 - It's Too Late
11 - Long Distance Heartbreak
12 - Time For A Change
13 - Hangman's Tree
14 - It's What I Wanted
15 - Mainline
16 - Women, Whiskey & Sin
17 - Thoughts That Bleed

Brian Vollmer – lead vocals (all tracks except 4, 5 & 15)
Brent Doerner – guitars, vocals
Paul Hackman – guitars, vocals
Keith "Bert" Zurbrigg – bass (tracks 1–8, 10)
Mike Uzelac – bass (tracks 9, 11–17)
Brian Doerner – drums (tracks 1–8)
Leo Niebudek – drums (tracks 9–17)


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Monday, September 18, 2017

TOKYO BLADE - Night Of The Blade [Deluxe Edition Japan mini-LP remastered] (2016)

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This another nice request: the Japan-only release of TOKYO BLADE's classic "Night Of The Blade" in its remastered Deluxe Edition mini-LP replica plus a bonus disc.
Alongside the official album (1984) remastered, on the second disc you have the tapes featuring previous lead vocalist Alan Marsh, and as bonus tracks the rare EP released as an alias band name, Mr. Ice.

Tokyo Blade were one of the classic bands from the NWOBHM movement, and because they came a little late into the scene they're often one of the most forgotten and underrated bands.
"Night Of The Blade" is, for most fans, their finest moment.

This album has it all. It really rocks with a sound & style pretty similar to Def Leppard circa High 'N' Dry all over the place. Tokyo Blade are heavier but very melodic and catchy the same.
The quality is outstanding for the genre with songs like 'Someone to Love', the awesome 'Love Struck', the heavy 'Unleash the Beast' and the title track where the band shows their ability to create great and memorable songs.
Each of the eight songs here has that undeniable energy that you just can't fake, with some catchy riffs and shout along choruses you want to hear again and again.

TOKYO BLADE - Night Of The Blade [Deluxe Edition Japan mini-LP remastered] (2016) discs

The musicians are some of the best that I've heard from the '80s London scene. Starting with the new singer (at the time) Vic Wright, a vocalist full of character and power.
The guitar tandem of Andy Boulton and John Wiggins has nothing to envy from anyone – they make great riffs and terrific solos as if it's the easiest thing in the world.
The rhythm session made of Andy Wriggton (bass) and Steve Pierce (drums) complements the band very well with a steady backbone. But they don't just do the job, each man provide masterful work that makes the songs significantly better.

The release of "Night Of The Blade" was delayed because previous vocalist Alan Marsh left the band when they finished the pre-production takes.
All these previous recordings are included into the bonus disc, where you can find two tracks that never made into the final release. The sound quality varies, not so good on some cuts but enough to appreciate how rougher the material was intended in a first place.
Additionally, there's the rare and hard to find Mr. Ice (1990) EP, delivering some hooky hard rock tunes filled with massive backing vocals.

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Tokyo Blade is a criminally underrated band and this record just proves it, as this is one of the best albums from that golden era and many years after its original release it still feels fresh.
I do not have too much references about this Japanese label Wasabi Records, but let me tell you the remastering is quite awesome.
This is the best version you can get of "Night Of The Blade", an album rocking from every corner. It doesn't sounds dated at all and that to me it's the definition of a classic.

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WASABI RECORDS ~ WSBAC-27/8
T O K Y O    B L A D E 「REISSUE SERIES」

Disc 1 : Night Of The Blade remastered
01 - Someone To Love
02 - Night Of The Blade
03 - Rock Me To The Limit
04 - Warrior Of The Rising Sun
05 - Unleash The Beast
06 - Love Struck
07 - Dead Of The Night
08 - Lightning Strikes (Straight Through The Heart)

Disc 2 :
01 - Night Of The Blade
02 - Warrior Of The Rising Sun
03 - Unleash The Beast
04 - Love Struck
05 - Attack Attack
06 - Fever
07 - Dead Of The Night
08 - Breakout
09 - Madame Guillotine
10 - Someone To Love
BONUS TRACKS:
11 - Hot Breath
12 - Poor Little Rich Kid
13 - Women And Love
14 - More Than A Pretty Face
15 - Boyz Will Be Boyz
16 - Young, Bad And No Good

Disc 1:
Vic Wright - lead and backing vocals
Andy Boulton - guitar, backing vocals
John Wiggins - guitar, backing vocals
Andy Wrighton - bass, backing vocals
Steve Pierce - drums

Disc 2:
1-10
Alan Marsh - lead vocals
Andy Boulton - guitar, backing vocals
John Wiggins - guitar, backing vocals
Andy Wrighton - bass, backing vocals
Steve Pierce - drums
11-16
Alan Marsh - lead and backing vocals
Andy Boulton - guitar, backing vocals
Attila - keyboards
Colin Riggs - bass, backing vocals
Mark Angel - drums, percussion


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AVIARY - Heartless (2015-2017)

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After the couple AVIARY posts here one of you asked for the band's new album "Heartless" released via their own label AV Records. Yes, few noticed that Aviary is back in business!

Aviary were often described as one of the greatest Pomp Rock bands ever. Grandiose, pompous and bombastic, the unique songwriting talent of Brad Love and the musical skills he and his four fellow band members bring to their debut album, make it still, some decades later, a very special piece of music.
Their style with elements of early Kansas / Styx mixed with the perfect vocal harmonies of Queen is a pure delight for fans of late 70's / early 80's Pomp.

Some time ago, after the release of the unreleased tracks compilation 'Ambition The Remastered Lost Tapes' (featured here on the blog) there was a renewed interest in Aviary's music by Pomp fans all over the world.
One of the main reasons that Aviary did not get back together before was because singer, songwriter and keyboardist Brad Love was living in Texas.
But around five years ago Love moved back to CA and Aviary started working again.

The result is "Heartless", a brand new album from Aviary appeared a couple years ago independently released. The response was excellent, with the band being asked to perform at many venues and submitted to play at Prog Power Europe.
Currently Aviary play around five shows a month, "Heartless" has been re-printed and there's another album in the making.

"Heartless" delivers newly composed songs crafted in the classic progressive realm with relatability not common to the genre.
From the unmistakable vocals of Brad Love, through solid arrangements, performances and production, this new disc embodies an excellence of content typical to this band.

AVIARY - Heartless (2015-2017) inside

While there's less pomp / multi-part vocal harmonies in favor to a more melodic, proggy sounds and arrangements, "Heartless" is typical Aviary.
Listed among The 40 Best AOR Vocalists of all time by Team Rock / AOR Magazine, Brad Love keeps his voice in really good shape and didn't lost the inspiration to compose original, unique music, and of course there's lots of his magical analog keyboards all over the recording. Production is not bombastic as before, but good for and indie, self-managed product.

My air keyboard has been ready for a while now, looks like it's time to plug it in...
Aviary are back, and you've seen it first at 0dayrox


01 - Don't Follow
02 - Garden of Eden
03 - Army of Shadows
04 - The Dead
05 - Too Much Talk
06 - Heartless
07 - We Could Be Lovers
08 - The Flame

Brad Love - Vocals, Keyboards, Backups
Toby Bowen - Guitars
Doug Love - Bass, Background Vocals
Peter Manner - Drums


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HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS - Collected (2017)

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A compilation 3-CD set of HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS’ material, titled “Collected”, has been released in Holland on August 29th by USM in the Netherlands. It will be available worldwide soon after.

The best kept secret in pop/rock compilations is Universal Music Netherlands’ occasional ‘Collected’ career summaries. The newest in these series is this three CD Huey Lewis & The News set (and a 2LP vinyl).
Perhaps because these are never full international releases (and normally have to be bought as imports) the label has a knack of licensing the tracks that more mainstream compilations normally forego (songs from soundtracks, various artists compilations) and this set looks typically superb.

RICHIE KOTZEN - I'm Coming Out (2011)tracks

It goes right back to the beginning by including the A and B-side of the band’s first single in 1979 when they were called ‘American Express’ (on CD 3, the disc normally reserved for rarities) and brings the story right up to date with a couple of tracks from their last studio outing, 2010’s Soulsville.
In between (on CD 1 & 2) is no less than every single the band has released, often in single edit form – for example the rare Jellybean single mix of 'Back in Time' is included.

The third disc mops up plenty of rarities including a couple of tracks by US country/rock band Clover (when Huey Lewis was a member), the live 'Trouble In Paradise' from the USA for Africa album, the rare B-side 'Flip Flop & Fly', and the band’s cover of 'Oh! Darling' from the 1995 compilation album Come Together: America Salutes The Beatles.

RICHIE KOTZEN - I'm Coming Out (2011)tracks

Of special interest for me - an '80s sucker - are the four extended versions previously unreleased on CD.
They are the Extended Version/Dance Mix of 'I Want A New Drug' (the song that famously ‘inspired’ the Ghostbusters theme tune), the Jellybean Remix of both 'Heart And Soul' and 'The Power Of Love', and the Dance Remix of 'Hip To Be Square'.
I love Huey Lewis & The News, and this is an excellent career-spanning 3-CD release.


CD1
01. Some Of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later)
02. Now Here’S You (Single Version)
03. Stop Trying
04. Trouble In Paradise
05. Do You Believe In Love
06. Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do
07. Workin’ For A Livin’
08. Tattoo (Giving It All Up For Love)
09. Heart And Soul (Single Edit)
10. I Want A New Drug (Single Edit)
11. The Heart Of Rock & Roll (Single Edit)
12. If This Is It
13. Walking On A Thin Line (Singleedit )
14. Bad Is Bad
15. The Power Of Love
16. Back In Time (Jellybean Single Mix)
17. Stuck With You
18. Hip To Be Square
19. Jacob’S Ladder (Single Version)
20. I Know What I Like (Single Version)

CD 2
01. Simple As That
02. Doing It All For My Baby
03. Perfect World
04. Small World (Single Version)
05. Give Me The Keys (Single Edit)
06. World To Me
07. alking With The Kid
08. Couple Days Off (Short Edit)
09. It Hit Me Like A Hammer (Sax Single Remix)
10. He Don’T Know
11. (She’S) Some Kind Of Wonderful
12. But It’S Alright
13. Little Bitty Pretty One
14. 100 Years From Now
15. We’Re Not Here For A Long Time
16. Let Her Go And Start Over (Radio Edit)
17. I’M Not In Love Yet (With Wynonna Judd)
18. Pineapple Express
19. Respect Yourself
20. Just The One (I’Ve Been Looking For)

CD 3
01. Clover – Streets Of London
02. Clover – Ain’T Nobody Own Nobody’S Soul
03. American Express – Exodisco
04. American Express – Kick Back
05. Trouble In Paradise (Live)
06. Flip Flop & Fly
07. Oh! Darling
08. Once Upon A Time In New York City
09. Feelin’ Alright
10. Lonely Teardrops
11. Strokeland Superband Ft. Huey Lewis – Work With Me
12. Brenda Lee & Huey Lewis – Oh! Happy Day
13. Frankie Miller & Huey Lewis – Way Past Midnight
14. I Want A New Drug (Extended Version)
15. Heart And Soul (Jellybean Remix)
16. The Power Of Love (Jellybean Remix)
17. Hip To Be Square (Dance Remix)


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

BOB KULICK - Skeletons In The Closet (2017)

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Guitar legend and record producer BOB KULICK (Meat Loaf, Balance) just released his first ever solo album, entitled "Skeletons In The Closet" this coming Friday via Vanity Music Group.
Recorded in Las Vegas and produced and engineered by Kulick himself along with Bobby Ferrari, the ten song output features five new tracks and five songs from Kulick's past, including his stints with Murderer's Row, Skull and an unreleased song with David Glen Eisley (ex Giuffria).

Bob Kulick has seldom been at the centre of attention. He has often preferred to be creating music behind the stars rather than being a star in the limelight himself.
KISS fans obviously know his great history with the band, including playing guitar on several KISS albums and contributing as a songwriter. He also introduced his brother Bruce Kulick to KISS who ended up hiring him to be the band’s lead guitarist for 12 years.
The Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Bob Kulick has during his more than 50 years in the music business also played with Meat Loaf, W.A.S.P., Lou Reed, Michael Bolton, Blackthorne with Graham Bonnet and so much more.

“Skeletons in the Closet” is Kulick’s first solo album. The album’s ten tracks are a mix of new and old material – all of it good, some of it great – plus a twisted take on the James Bond “Goldfinger” soundtrack.
With so many different musicians involved, this is a very varied album, but for the most part it resides within the melodic hard rock frame and AOR.
Kulick’s guitar work is, obviously, first rate and he calls on some serious rock star friends to help him on this album.

“London”, with Dee Snider on vocals and Frankie Banali on drums, is one of the album’s stand-out tracks. This is not only a fab song with great musicianship on display. It also showcases what a great singer Snider is. It’s epic. The best Snider has ever done. Under all that Twisted Sister make-up, big hair and showmanship, there’s a great singer with a distinctive and powerful voice.
Matched with Kulick’s guitar and Banali’s drumming it becomes something very special.

BOB KULICK -  Skeletons In The Closet (2017) inside

“India”, originally done by Kulick’s old band Murderer’s Row, has a great drive and some fab instrumentation, including Kulick playing a sitar.
“Player”, with Last In Line’s Andrew Freeman on vocals, is a fabulously rocking song. On “Guitar Commandos” (originally done by Skull, another Kulick band), we get Bob and Bruce Kulick trading hot guitar licks.

Bob Kulick brings in his rock star friends as guests on a solo album filled with delicious melodic rock with some great twists.
Despite the different origins of some songs, the entire album feels homogenic, vital, and of course production is first rate.
Highly Recommended


01. Rich Man
Todd Kerns - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Rudy Sarzo - Bass
Doug Katsaros - Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Vinny Appice - Drums

02. Not Before You
Robin McAuley - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Doug Katsaros - Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Bruce Kulick - Bass
Brent Fitz - Drums

03. London
Dee Snider - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Bobby Ferrari - Bass
Doug Katsaros - Keyboards and Orchestration
Frankie Banali - Drums

04. Goldfinger
Vick Wright - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Bobby Ferrari - Bass
Doug Katsaros - Keyboards
Scot Coogan - Drums

05. Player
Andrew Freeman - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Rudy Sarzo - Bass
Doug Katsaros - Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Scot Coogan - Drums

06. India (Murderer's Row song)
David Glen Eisley - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Jimmy Waldo - Keyboards
Chuck Wright - Bass
Jay Schellen - Drums

07. Skeletons In The Closet (Murderer's Row song)
David Glen Eisley - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Jimmy Waldo - Keyboards
Chuck Wright - Bass
Jay Schellen - Drums

08. Can't Stop The Rock (previously unreleased track)
David Glen Eisley - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars, Bass
Eric Singer - Drums

09. Guitar Commandos (Skull song)
Dennis St James - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Bruce Kulick - Guitars
Dennis St James - Bass
Chuck Burgi - Drums

10. Eyes Of A Stranger (Skull song)
Dennis St James - Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitars
Kjell Benner - Bass
Bobby Rock - Drums

Vocals:
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group)
Andrew Freeman (Snow, Hurricane)
Vick Wright (Johnny Crash)
Todd Kerns (Static In Stereo)
David Glen Eisley (Giuffria, Murderer's Row, Stream)
Dennis St. James (Skull)

Keyboards:
Doug Katsaros (Dee Snider, Van Helsing's Curse)
Jimmy Waldo (Alcatrazz, Murderer's Row, Quiet Riot)

Bass:
Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot)
Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, Impellitteri, Alice Cooper)
Bobby Ferrari (The Pink Spiders)
Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Union, Legacy X)
Dennis St James (Skull)
Kjell Benner (Slik Helvetika, Skull)

Drums:
Vinny Appice (Dio, Last In Line)
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, WASP)
Eric Singer (Black Sabbath, Avantasia, Kiss)
Britt Fitz (Alice Cooper, Slash)
Scotty Coogan (Lita Ford, Ace Frehley)
Bobby Rock (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Meat Loaf)
Jay Schellen (Unruly Child)


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

THE DARREN PHILLIPS PROJECT - Volume One [digipak +1] (2017)

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THE DARREN PHILLIPS PROJECT is the new awesome all-star project which is releasing its debut album "Volume One" next September 23, 2017 and we are presenting it here in exclusive.
Besides mastermind Darren Phillips (songwriting, vocals, production) and multi-instrumentalist / producer Daniel Skeed, the 'who's who' from the international Melodic Rock / AOR world are collaborating here.
Take a quick look; Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera) on lead vocals and mastering, Enzo Almanzi (White Widdow), Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me / Blanc Faces), Philip Lindstrand (Find Me / Jim Jidhed), Michael Palace (Palace, Kryptonite), Erik Heinke (Miss Behaviour), Herman Furin (Work Of Art), Dennis Butabi Borg (Cruzh), Robin & Mats Eriksson (Degreed) ... and many more.

If that ain't enough, Erik Martenssson (Eclipse) and Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) are involved in mastering and mix.



As you can all assume by the musicians that were included in this project, the sound here is moving between classy Melodic Rock, AOR and some edgy Melodic Hard.
Yes, you are guessing right, The Darren Phillips Project "Volume One" is an album that can't be missed by any fan of the melodic scene in general.

Opener "Ready To Fly" is the first highlight. Dennis Ward on lead vocals does an excellent job and the guitar duo of Enzo Almanzi and Heinke is simply breathtaking. "Heartbreaker" is edgier, groovier, with bad-ass attitude and I just love Lindstrand's vocals here.

THE DARREN PHILLIPS PROJECT - Volume One [digipak +1] (2017) booklet

With "I Believe" we are dealing with yet another killer melodic rock gem. Man, I just love this one! Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me) vocals are pure gold and the chorus line is heavenly AOR.

Darren Phillips has an educated, really warm melodic voice and that's a thing that can be heard in "Cold Turkey". This is a beautiful midtempo tune with a retro AOR feel.
The edgier "Defying Gravity" and the groovier "One Shoot" are two more great numbers in a pulsating Melodic Rock fashion which is the heart of this great record.

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This digipak version of "Volume One" includes as bonus track the very nice 'Ready To Fly (acoustic version)', stripped and still excellent with a more intimate feel.
If you love classy Melodic Rock / AOR you can't miss THE DARREN PHILLIPS PROJECT debut.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


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01 - Ready To Fly
Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera) lead vocals
Jace Pawlak - backing vocals
Dennis Butabi Borg (Cruzh) bass
Enzo Almanzi (White Widdow) rhythm guitar
Erik Heinke (Miss Behaviour) lead guitar
Herman Furin (Work Of Art) drums

02 - Heartbreaker
Philip Lindstrand (Find Me / Jim Jidhed) lead vocals
Dennis Butabi Borg (Cruzh) bass
Herman Furin (Work Of Art) drums
Magnus Midelf - backing vocals
Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me / Blanc Faces) backing vocals
Jace Pawlak - backing vocals

03 - Heart Attack
Enzo Almanzi (White Widdow) guitars
Sisters Doll (lead vocals & full band)
Auzy Foxx, Daniel Skeed, Darren Phillips - backing vocals

04 - I Believe
Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me / Blanc Faces) lead vocals
Philip Lindstrand (Find Me / Jim Jidhed) backing vocals
Daniel Skeed - guitars, bass

05 - Monday
Daniel Skeed - lead & backing vocals, guitar, bass
Michael Palace (Palace, Kryptonite) lead guitar

06 - Cold Turkey
Darren Phillips - lead & backing vocals
Enzo Almanzi (White Widdow) lead guitar
Daniel Skeed - guitars, bass, keyboards

07 - Defying Gravity
Robin Ericsson (Degreed) lead & backing vocals
Enzo Almanzi (White Widdow) lead guitar
Ben Webster (White Widdow) bass
Mats Ericsson (Degreed) drums

08 - Thieves in the Night
Jace Pawlak - lead & backing vocals
Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera) bass
Herman Furin (Work Of Art) drums
Enzo Almanzi (White Widdow) guitar
Daniel Skeed - lead guitars
Darren Phillips - backing vocals

09 - One Shot
Darren Phillips - lead & backing vocals
Daniel Skeed - guitars, bass, synths

10 - Ready To Fly (acoustic version) [CD only bonus track]

Produced by Darren Phillips & Daniel Skeed
1 mastered by Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera)
5, 7, 8 mastered by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem)
4 mastered by Erik Martenssson (Eclipse)


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REAL STEEL - Real Steel [first time on CD] Out Of Print

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Here's a request from a hard rock band called REAL STEEL and their self-titled album released some time ago. This CD comprises all the '80-90s recordings from this US band that deserved major exposure.
Do not be fooled by the band's name: this is Californian Hard Rock with a sound circa 1988. Yeah, Real Steel add touch of US metal on a couple of songs, but musically this comes straight from the LA scene.

Real Steel got moving in late-'80s Cleveland, OH and appeared on a couple of compilations (among them the excellent Heavy Artillery LP). The internet would suggest that they also released a 7" and a full-length cassette, but I can't find any real evidence of such.
Anyway, all their recordings were reissued on CD some years ago by Retrospect Records, however — granted the disc is already out of print and fetching overly expensive prices on eBay.

Real Steel opened for Bulletboys, Bang Tango and Gorky Park in their day, and apparently had interest from several labels (almost signing with Warner Bros.).
But — as happened with many good bands in this genre — the story's the same: having been right around the time of the grunge takeover, it didn't happen... and the end was near.

As heard in the video below, 'I Rule the Radio' is a perfect example of Real Steel at their anthemic, fist-pumping best. Most of their material follows a pulsing pace akin Quiet Riot — at times leaning a touch more towards classic, traditional US metal, notably during 'On My Way' including dueling leads 'n' all.



Then again, 'Heat Me Up' is a prime cut of pure hair metal with a raspier snarl to the vocals akin Twisted sister; the groovy 'Never Mind The Money' bring to mind Cinderella, while "She's Untouchable" combines crunchy rhythms, fluid melodies, and slick vocal harmonies with some Scorpions on it.

As you see, there's many influences in Real Steel music, and the band blend all together to cook their own style. These guys can change up their sound from song to song and I love that.

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This is not just another 'unsigned band for a reason'. Not at all, Real Steel are pretty awesome. Varied songs, very good production - you can actually hear the bass in your face - and solid musicianship.
HIGHLY Recommended


01 - Never Mind The Money
02 - I Rule The Radio
03 - We Are Rock
04 - On My Way
05 - Bad Toys
06 - Loud And Clear
07 - Heat Me Up
08 - She's Untouchable
09 - Concrete Cowboy
10 - Mission Of Misery
11 - In Your Life
12 - Sweet Ride Her
13 - Just A Feeling

Scott Smalley - vocals, bass
Dave Hasselbach - guitar, backing vocals
Paul Klaff - guitar, backing vocals
Bobby Stocker - drums


Out Of Print
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DEF LEPPARD - Hysteria [5CD Box Set] Disc 3 B-Sides & Remixes (2017)

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We have already presented here DEF LEPPARD's Hysteria 30th Anniversary Remastered 2017 3CD Edition, but some of you asked for the 'extra discs' from the 5-CD Box Set.

Here's Disc Three, including more B-Sides & Remixes.
All tracks are really good stuff, however rabid Def Leppard fans and Rock collectors already have these from previous releases.

I mean, what fans wanted were the original B-sides and some unreleased material. This Disc 3 features mostly the extended remixes from 12'' singles.
I you want to taste some Def Lepp rarities, go here.

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Anyway, as said, these are superb songs, and it's nice to have 'em all into one single disc.


01 - Rocket (Lunar Mix / Extended Version 12’’ Single)
02 - Armageddon It (The Nuclear Mix 12’’ Single)
03 - Animal (Extended Version)
04 - Pour Some Sugar On Me (Extended Version)
05 - Exciteable (The Orgasmic Mix / B-Side)
06 - Rocket (Lunar Mix / 12’’ Single)
07 - Rock Of Ages: Medley (Live / B-Side)
08 - Love And Affection (Live / B-Side)
09 - Billy's Got A Gun (Live / B-Side)


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DEF LEPPARD - Hysteria [5CD Box Set] Disc 2 B-Sides & Remixes (2017)

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We have already presented here DEF LEPPARD's Hysteria 30th Anniversary Remastered 2017 3CD Edition, but some of you asked for the 'extra discs' from the 5-CD Box Set.

Here's Disc Two, including B-Sides & Remixes.
All tracks are really good stuff, however rabid Def Leppard fans and Rock collectors already have these from previous releases.

I mean, what fans wanted were, as example, the original B-side versions of 'I Wanna Be Your Hero' and 'Ride Into The Sun', not the re-recorded Retro Active versions included here.
I you want to taste those originals and more rarities, go here.

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Anyway, as said, these are superb songs, and it's nice to have 'em all into one single disc.


01 - Tear It Down (B-Side)
02 - I Wanna Be Your Hero (Retro Active version)
03 - Ride Into The Sun (Retro Active version)
04 - Ring Of Fire (B-Side)
05 - Women (Radio Edit)
06 - Rocket (Lunar Mix - Radio Edit)
07 - Love Bites (Radio Edit)
08 - Hysteria (Radio Edit)
09 - Pour Some Sugar On Me (Radio Edit)
10 - Armageddon It (Radio Edit)
11 - Release Me (Stumpus Maximus)
12 - Classic Album Hysteria (BBC Radio Documentary)


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CLAUS HASSING - Open Your Heart (retail)

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"Open Your Heart" is the worldwide presentation of Danish songwriter, singer & guitarist CLAUS HASSING.
Hassing has been producing music in the studio for others over the past decade and now feels its his turn to step into the limelight. His debut "Open Your Heart" features 16 really well crafted tracks that will delight your melodic ears.

Claus Hassing has composed and recorded as session man for many European artists, then few years ago appeared into the spotlight in his home country.
"Go home and make what you do best", said producer Nikolaj Steen Claus to Hassing when he blurted out the last Bootcamp in Danish X-Factor in 2010, and this is just what the 35-year-old singer has now done.
The majority of the album was recorded in Copenhagen with exception of first single "I Wanna Be", produced in Los Angeles by Jared Robbins, one of the guys behind the music of John Mayer.

Hassing's musical style is melodic rock, the easy to the ears radio-friendly rock made popular by the likes of Rick Springfield, '90s Bon Jovi and fundamentally, Bryan Adams.

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The latter comparison is the key here, as Hassing fronts the successful Danish band Bryan Adams Tribute. And he even looks like Adams at his 30's !
Tunes like rocker "Hotel Room", the ridiculously catchy "Girl Next Door" or the contagious "Seventeen" are Summer-ready little gems that the famous Canadian could have been composed during his golden days.

But we have more; "Feels Like Rain" has a classic Jon Bon Jovi feel, "Open Your Heart" and "Leave the Light On" seems taken from Rick Springfield recent albums, mid-tempo "Don't Go Away" and "On My Mind" bring to mind Joey Tempest (Europe) solo albums, and so on.
All these have as main motto sweet melodies, Hassing smooth vocals, and a very polished instrumentation / production.
There's as well some kind of bonus tracks at the end of the CD, 3 tracks where Hassing goes acoustic, all beautiful ballads showcasing his colorful vocals and lovely melodies.

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Claus Hassing is a complete singer/songwriter and musician, all attributes clearly expressed on his debut "Open Your Heart". These are a melodic, highly enjoyable collection of songs very polished and stupendously produced with a brillant sound.
This is the kind of albums that leaves you with big smile on your face, ready for this Summer days.
Very, Highly Recommended.


01 - Hotel Room
02 - Girl Next Door
03 - Wish
04 - Feels Like Rain
05 - Alone
06 - Don't Go Away
07 - Seventeen
08 - Open Your Heart
09 - On My Mind
10 - Leave the Light on
11 - The Ones We Are
12 - To Help You
13 - I Wanne Be
14 - Excuse Me Mrs.
15 - A Different World
16 - All As if One

Claus Hassing: vocals, guitar, percussion
Flip Winther, Jacob Paulsen: keyboards
Lasse Baggenaes: lead guitar
Christian Thrane: bass
Jens Fulgsang: bass, backing vocals
Claus Winther, Niels Bo Pousen: drums


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Friday, September 15, 2017

7th HEAVEN - Jukebox (15-CD release)

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Since their start in 1985 (yes, that long ago), 7th HEAVEN has grown to one of the biggest indie bands of the world. Not that they sell albums by the truckload, but mainly because they have made a name for themselves as a very active live act playing approximately 200 shows per year.
"Jukebox" is the mammoth 15-CD Box released by the band including their previous works until 2010 plus dozens of new tracks exclusive to this release.

"Jukebox" is the quintessential collection of 7th HEAVEN’s best songs, and lots of new great melodies.
Many styles of Rock music are found conglomerating here, but basically is influenced by many groups of both the Eighties & Nineties while adding a modern, own touch. Think a poppier version of Def Leppard, Foreigner, etc.

Radio-friendly tunes with a lot of hit potential is the best way to describe what these guys have delivered and as such, it’s almost unbelievable to see that they didn’t grow into a mega act by now.
Each song rocks in its own way and all CD's are laden with a ton of melodic goodies.

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"Jukebox" was originally released as a single disc featuring selected tracks, but this is the 15-CD Box inclunding 700 songs!
These are not medley's, but complete songs, rounding more than 1,000 minutes of music.


Check the 15-CD tracklist here:
www.7thheavenband.com/jukebox.html


Richard Hofherr - Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Keith Semple - Lead Vocals
Nick Cox - Guitars, Vocals
Mark Kennetz - Bass, Vocals
Michael Mooshey, Dan Miller - Drums
Danny Weymouth - Bass
Andrew Blake - Vocals
Matt Clark - Vocals
Mark Jones - Vocals
Tony DiGulio - Vocals
Michael Sean - Vocals
Peter Greco - Vocals
Vic Vasquez - Vocals
Famous Amos - Vocals
Chris Senior - Bass
Stephen Jensen - Bass
Dan Cassidy - Vocals
Melissa Dye - Vocals
Sean Albrect - Vocals
... plus more


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TALES FROM THE P0RN (feat Stevie Rachelle of Tuff) - H.M.M.V (2017)

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Released today September 15, "H.M.M.V" is the debut album from new hard rockers TALES FROM THE P0RN featuring Tuff frontman Stevie Rachelle on lead vocals.
Opening the record with a track titled 'Back To The 80s' pretty sums up what this band is all about: sleazy hard rock totally inspired by the Los Angeles Eighties scene.

"H.M.M.V" is the hair metal era put on disc 2017: swaggerin' vocals, loud guitars, reverbs and gang choruses.
Tales From The P0rn hails from Brazil where they tracked the songs, and Stevie Rachelle cut vocals in Los Angeles. In fact, both parts never met in person... the wonders of the internet and technology.
But the whole thing resulted very cohesive and the music and vocals / lyrics perfectly match.

The band write fine and cool songs in the classic US glammy style and they are darn good players, especially Andy Sun's guitar work.
Check out the titles; the aforentioned 'Back to the 80's', 'Hot Girls Fast Cars', 'Girls Wanna Party (In Augusta Street)... yeah, Sunset Strip stuff complete with some nasty lyrics & gang vocals and even a 'Parental Advisory' sticker on the CD cover.



'Perfect Love' is more melodic hard rock oriented yet with the sleazy factor intact including hair metal cowbell.
'Let It Shake' feels like a Tuff lost song, 'Scary Movie' is more groovy hard rock, and if you have a doubt about the band's pure '80s culture, they do a cover of 'Danger Zone' from the Top Gun movie.

Tales From The P0rn are really good recreating the '80s Sunset Strip scene with meaty songs in this genre driven by great guitar licks and the effective lead vocals of Stevie Rachelle, an expert in this matter.
So if you miss the golden days of Motley Crue, Ratt, L.A. Guns, Poison... "H.M.M.V" will put a big smile in your face. A cool, fun, very entertaining record.
Strongly Recommended


01. Back to the 80's
02. Runaway Lovers
03. Hot Girls Fast Cars
04. Tales from the P0rn
05. Perfect Love
06. Girls Wanna Party (In Augusta Street)
07. Let It Shake
08. Danger Zone [Top Gun cover]
09. Scary Movie

Stevie Rachelle - Lead Vocals
Andy Sun - Guitars
Bruno Marx - Guitars
Igor Godoi - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Bento Mello - Bass
Ed Avian - Drums


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KEE OF HEARTS - Kee Marcello : Tommy Heart (2017)

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KEE OF HEARTS is the new awesome project built around two true melodic rock superstars: singer Tommy Heart (Fair Warning) and guitarist Kee Marcello (ex- Europe) which are releasing their self-titled debut via Frontiers Music today September 15.

With a lineup rounded out by Ken Sandin (ex- Alien) on bass and Italian drummer Marco Di Salvia (Polarized), the guys started working on the album in late 2016. With their songwriting strongly focused on Melodic Rock songs, the album came to completion under the direction of producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and covers a wide spectrum of styles with a lot of attention given to crafting great hooks delivered by musicians that know how to deliver the goods.

Musically, the band operates in a territory defined by Scandinavian AOR meeting German Melodic Hard Rock with influences from the classic American AOR giants (think Giant, Journey, etc.).
This is an amazing band / union where outstanding musicians finally meet to produce something of high quality from songwriting to production.
Tommy Heart's voice is incredible - he was born to sing Melodic Rock, and Kee Mrcello's guitar playing is simply masterful.



The album opens strongly with “The Storm”, a melodic rock nugget which is almost hard rock, pretty edgy and with tons of attitude. “Crimson Dawn” has a classic Europe touch to it with Marcello’s guitar bringing us back to the late '80s.
On many of the album’s tracks, such as “Bridge to Heaven”, we get big doses of good old American-tinged AOR. But there is also plenty of Scandi melodic hard rock influences on this album. “Edge of Paradise”, one of the album’s strongest tracks, could comfortably have been a song by Treat.

“Learn to Love Again” also lives in the same musical neighbourhood, while the punchy "Stranded" mix both styles and is pure candy in my ears, love it!
The commercial "Mama Don't Cry" is catchy and melodious, while in "S.O.S." the boys brings on another monster tune with lots of groove.



For me, Kee Marcello is one of the most talented, inventive guitarist from his generation, and Heart vocals in many ways defined the Melodic Rock way of singing since the early '90s.
Toguether they're dynamite and "Kee Of Hearts" is one of THE albums of the year.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


01 - The Storm
02 - A New Dimension
03 - Crimson Dawn
04 - Bridge To Heaven
05 - Stranded
06 - Mama Don't Cry
07 - Invincible
08 - S.O.S.
09 - Edge Of Paradise
10 - Twist Of Fate
11 - Learn To Love Again

Tommy Heart - vocals (Fair Warning)
Kee Marcello - guitars (ex- Europe)
Ken Sandin - bass (ex- Alien)
Marco Di Salvia - drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints) - keyboards, backing vocals


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HELL IN THE CLUB - See You On The Dark Side (2017)

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Italy's HELL IN THE CLUB are releasing today "See You On The Dark Side", their fourth album but the first for the Frontiers Music label.
Music can make for strange bedfellows. Hell In The Club was formed by bass player Andrea Buratto from progressive power metal band Secret Sphere. Their vocalist is Davide Moras, the lead singer for folk metal band Elvenking.
But Hell In The Club plays neither progressive or folk metal, but rather '80 metal / glammy hard rock in the Sunset Strip sleazy style. And they are darn good at it.

One thing can be said about Hell In The Club: they are consistent. They know their chosen genre inside and out, and they rock. Call it what you wish, melodic hard rock with a metal edge or vice versa, and then drop in some sleazy nastiness.
Every song is big on melody, harmony and groove with catchy hooks in both lyrics and arrangement. The rhythm section delivers a solid rock groove and beat. Riffs bristle, and the solos soar. The vocal harmonies are smooth, and vocalist Davide 'Dave' Moras got some of that punky sneer necessary for this classic genre.

You got some pretty metallic rockers (but always melodic) in' A Melody A Memory', 'The Phantom Punch', 'Showtime', and 'We Are On Fire'. All arena-ready and radio accessible, you'll have to choose between pumping your fist or tapping your toe to the groove. Do both.
For Hell In The Club's sardonic sense of humor there's the humorous 'Houston We've Got No Money'.

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Yet the more impressive songs come when the band exercises some genre bending creativity. Within 'I Want To Swing Like Peter Parker' they drop, appropriately, a bit of big band swing music, and it sounds really cool.
'A Crowded Room', the last and longest song at almost eight minutes, mixes melodic rock with a touch of theatric carnival music in the center, then later a voice over piano segue to a symphonic outro. It's good to see Hell In The Club not standing still or resting on past laurels.

On their first album with Frontiers Music "See You On The Dark Side", Hell In The Club deliver what they do best; Eighties melodic glammy metal with hard rock groove with a side of Sunset Strip sleazy.
Some songs are really superb regarding this genre, and production is top notch.
Kick ass album. Easily recommended.


01 - We Are On Fire
02 - The Phantom Punch
03 - Little Toy Soldier
04 - I Wanna Swing Like Peter Parker
05 - Houston, We've Got No Money
06 - A Melody,A Memory
07 - Showtime
08 - The Misfit
09 - Withered In Venice
10 - Bite Of The Tongue
11 - A Crowded Room

Dave - Vocals
Andy - Bass
Picco - Guitars
Lancs - Drums


Pre Order:
www.amazon.de/See-Dark-Side-Hell-Club/dp/B072ZFNSGK
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