“Knights Call” by Axel Rudi Pell, epic and full of life!

On March 23rd, legendary guitarist Axel Rudi Pell has released his latest offering entitled “Knights Call” via Steamhammer/SPV Records.  This could be one of the more under the radar epic fantasy metal based albums of 2018. Axel Rudi Pell has released numerous albums, including his most recent release of a compilation of rock ballads entitled “The Ballads” in 2017.  In this...

April 21st, 2018
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Strong Roots, Growth Make ‘Family Tree’ Another Successful Album From Black Stone Cherry

Courtesy: Mascot Records By Philip Sayblack The wait is officially over.  Black Stone Cherry’s new album, Family Tree is finally here, and it is another interesting offering from the Edmonton, Kentucky-based band, both musically and lyrically.  That is because on this, the band’s sixth full-length studio recording, the veteran Edmonton, KY-based band has returned to the blues rock sound that...

April 20th, 2018
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‘Black To Blues’ Is A Rocking Tribute To The Roots Of The Blues

Courtesy: Mascot Records By Philip Sayblack The wait for Black Stone Cherry’s new album Family Tree is now at only one day.  The much-anticipated 13-song album will be the band’s second full-length studio recording for Mascot Records and its third overall recording for the label.  The second of the band’s recordings came last year in the form of the six-song blues covers EP Black To Blues. ...

April 19th, 2018
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‘Kentucky’ Is One Of BSC’s Best And Most Important Albums To Date

Courtesy: Mascot Records By Philip Sayblack The wait is almost over for Black Stone Cherry’s return.  The veteran Kentucky-based blues-rock based band returns this Friday with its sixth full-length studio recording, Family Tree.  Before that album hits stores, this critic is going to take a look back at some of the band’s most recent releases, beginning today with the band’s most recent album,...

April 18th, 2018
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Blackberry Smoke Proves Again To Be An Elite Southern Rock, Country Act Again In Its Latest LP

Courtesy: 3 Legged Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran southern rock band Blackberry Smoke is one of the leading names within the southern rock community today.  Over the course of now 18 years, the Atlanta, Georgia-based band has earned that title by growing and changing with each of its now six full-length studio recordings.  That growth and change has come at the band’s own pace, and has resulted...

April 17th, 2018
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‘The Secret Sessions’ Will Hopefully Be Anything But A Secret After Record Store Day

Courtesy: Rouge Records By Philip Sayblack Record Store Day is almost here, and this year’s celebration of all things vinyl offers audiences plenty to applaud from one genre to the other.  Friday Music is releasing a special Jeff Beck vinyl titled Truth.  Sundazed Music has a new singles compilation record titled 16 All-Time Greatest Hits.  For rap fans, Nature Sounds is releasing a special...

April 16th, 2018
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John 5 & The Creatures’ New Live Recording Is “Alive”, But Sadly Not Kicking

Courtesy: 60 Cycle Hum Records By Philip Sayblack Roughly one year ago this month, guitarist John 5 (Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth, Rob Zombie) and his band The Creatures were performing at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania in support of their then brand new album Season of the Witch.  That concert went on to be the basis for the band’s recently released live recording It’s...

April 13th, 2018
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‘Big Tings’ Is A “Big” New Effort From Skindred

Courtesy: Napalm Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran rock act Skindred returns later this month with its seventh full-length studio recording.  Big Tings is scheduled to be released Friday, April 27 via Napalm Records, and will come almost a year and a half after the release of its most recent album Volume(2015).  This 10-song record picks up right where Volume left off, with all of the same bombast...

April 12th, 2018
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One Gun Shy’s New LP Is Cocked, Locked And Rocks

Courtesy: Lime and Dime Records By Philip Sayblack Later this summer, One Gun Shy will release its next full-length studio recording to the masses. Eye of the Storm, the band’s third album, is an aptly titled record. That is because over the course of its 10 songs, it kicks up quite the musical storm that will appeal to any 90s and 2000s rock fan. From start to finish, this latest effort from the...

April 3rd, 2018
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The Amsterdam Red Light District’s Latest LP Proves Again This Band Belongs In The Mainstream

Courtesy: Red Light Records By Philip Sayblack The Amsterdam Red Light District has finally returned. Early this month, the band released its latest album Sapere Aude. The band’s third full-length studio recording, this 10-song record is another solid new effort from the French four-piece and another work that shows the independent music scene has just as much to offer audiences as the mainstream...

March 29th, 2018
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