“Salting Earth” by Richie Kotzen, an aficionado: A Review!

On April 14th, 2017 guitarist extraordinaire Richie Kotzen will be releasing his 21st solo album entitled “Salting Earth”. When I think of the term “Salting Earth”, I think of breathing life into the Earth and its surroundings.  I think of lush melodies, arrangements that breathe new life into the rock scene, and just absolute and total power in the guitar riffs and licks. Richie...

March 24th, 2017
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“Veracity” by Backwordz, step aside sheeple, a review!

Music that challenges your thinking, lyrics that are a call to arms to want to change and revolutionize the world, and music that makes you want to go crazy in the pit.  I’m introducing you to Backwordz. Out of Dallas, Texas comes a band that has had enough with the system, with the powers that be in our government, and the powers that be that go beyond our government, along with the smoke...

March 24th, 2017
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“Heavy Thoughts” by For The Win, authenticity is discovered, A Review!

On April 14th, Artery Recordings will be releasing “Heavy Thoughts” by For The Win, victories will be ensuing when this bombshell of an album is released! I have missed the era where punk was catchy and infectious, and it was about driving with the windows rolled down and one would blare the music so loud that the speakers would start getting crackling and distorted before we knew...

March 22nd, 2017
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Judas Priest Album Re-Issue Is A “Turbo”-Charged Release

Courtesy: Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings By Philip Sayblack It might be hard for some to believe, but 30 years have passed since veteran hard rock band Judas Priest released its landmark album Turbo.  In celebration of the anniversary, Columbia Records and Legacy Records partnered to re-issue the album last month with some added bonuses.  Those bonuses—a pair of live recordings–will be discussed...

March 19th, 2017
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REMARK’s Self-Titled Effort, changing the music landscape, a Review!

When people think of Moscow, Russia in a word-association game, people think of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin, and the gulags in Siberia.  I think about the Monsters of Rock festival that Metallica and Pantera are known for that attracted a million people as the Russian army is providing the security.  I think of people that want freedom of expression and freedom of change.  REMARK, out of Moscow,...

March 19th, 2017
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Eve To Adam’s New LP Takes Listeners On An Enjoyable Musical Journey

Courtesy: Rocktagon Worldwide Music By Philip Sayblack Hard rock outfit Eve To Adam has been on quite the voyage since originally forming in 2001 in New York.  From lineup and label changes to struggles getting albums released to playing with some of rock’s biggest names past and present, this band has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows throughout its life.  So it makes sense that...

March 18th, 2017
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“Triboluminescence” by Andy Summers, spilling paint onto the canvas, a Review

The painter paces the floor as he examines the colors on his palette.  He stares longingly into his blank canvas as anxiety seems to be consuming his thoughts.  The painter has successfully created so many styles of art whether it represents realism, cynicism, impressionism, or even drawing influence from Picasso and trying abstract art.  What do you do when you feel like everything is created? ...

March 17th, 2017
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“Love Sick Dick” by Barry Adamson, refreshing change of pace!, a Music Review!

Dark, Bluesy, Maniacal, and Theatrical.  If I were to play the word association game to describe the music of Mercury Prize-nominated Barry Adamson, those are the first words that come to mind.  On April 14th, Barry Adamson will be releasing his six track EP entitled “Love Sick Dick”. This EP seems to be a concept record about a lovelorn guy who is struggling to find peace and hope...

March 17th, 2017
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Schenker Shines Again In His Latest Live Recording

Courtesy: Inakustik By Philip Sayblack Later this month, Inakustik will release veteran guitarist Michael Schenker’s latest live recording in the form of Michael Schenker Fest.  The nearly two-hour concert, filmed August 24, 2016 at the Tokyo International Forum Hall, is a welcome addition to the music library of any Michael Schenker fan, from casual fans to the most devout fans.  That is due...

March 5th, 2017
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“Made From Fire” by Davey Suicide: What Redemption Sounds Like!

What do you do when you’re literally bent over and screwed when you feel that you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by what you thought was a legit record contract?  You stand up and fight, and that’s what Davey Suicide, out of “Unholywood Killifornia” did! Davey Suicide created a viral video that was on virtually every major music website and podcast that you could think of!  They...

March 4th, 2017
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