‘Under Cover’ Will Appeal To Motorhead, Rock Fans Alike

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Motorhead Music Almost two years ago, the rock world lost one of its great icons when Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister died from cancer.  When he died, that effectively put an end to one of the musical universe’s greatest acts.  That meant no more new Motorhead music.  Earlier this month though, Motorhead Music–the band’s own label–released a new collection...

September 22nd, 2017
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‘Prophets Of Rage’ Is A Solid Effort For RATM 2.0

Courtesy: Fantasy Records By Philip Sayblack Rage Against The Machine is back again…sort of.  Tom Morello, Tim Cummerford and Brad Wilk joined forces with longtime friends B-Real (Cypress Hill) and Chuck D (Public Enemy) some time ago following the dissolution of Audioslave to form the super group Prophets of Rage, which is for all intents and purposes Rage Against The Machine 2.0.  The only real...

September 17th, 2017
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Alter Bridge Impresses Again On Its Latest Live Recording

Courtesy: Napalm Records By Philip Sayblack This Friday, Alter Bridge will release its latest live recording, Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities in stores and online.  The band’s third live recording, this three-disc collection is easily one of this year’s top new live CDs.  That is due in part to the concert’s extensive set list, which will be discussed shortly.  The band’s performance thereof...

September 3rd, 2017
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‘Eye Of The Storm’ Is A Solid Starting Point For One Gun Shy’s Next LP

Courtesy: Lime & Dime Records/Momma Lynn Records LLC By Philip Sayblack Independent rock outfit One Gun Shy will soon release its latest album Eye of the Storm to the masses.  While the band prepares for the album’s release, it is streaming the album’s lead single ‘Eye of the Storm’ via its website.  The song is a strong first impression from the band in regards to what it gives audiences...

September 2nd, 2017
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KXM’s Sophomore Album Is A Focused New Effort

Courtesy: Rat Pak Records By Philip Sayblack This past March, rock outfit KXM released its sophomore album Scatterbrain to the masses.  The album is a solid new effort from the “super group,” which is composed of Ray Luzier (Korn) on drums, George Lynch (Lynch Mob) on guitar and dUg Pinnick (King’s X) on bass and vocals. That is evident early on in the album’s prog-metal infused title track...

August 29th, 2017
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‘The Grinding Wheel’ Shows Overkill Is Still “Grinding” It Out Successfully

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack The countdown to the year’s end is officially on, and that means for the music industry, the push is officially on to start assembling those annual year-end “Best Of” lists.  One of the lists that this critic in particular has seen overflowing with impressive titles is that of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.  New releases from...

August 27th, 2017
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‘Sleeping Lions’ Is Another Successful Effort From Otherwise

Courtesy: Century Media Records By Philip Sayblack Otherwise is preparing to hit the road this weekend for a series of live dates in support of its latest full-length studio recording Sleeping Lions.  The band’s third album, it is scheduled to be released Sept. 22 in stores and online, and continues the success brought through the band’s first two albums – True Love Never Dies (2012) and Peace...

August 18th, 2017
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Strange Karma’s New LP Will Appeal to Any Classic Rock Fan

Courtesy: Chipster PR By Philip Sayblack Early this year, Strange Karma released its latest album Cold Blooded to the masses.  The 10-song, 41-minute record, is a work that will appeal easily to fans of Savatage, Queensryche, Poison and other similar acts.  That is due in part to the musical arrangements presented throughout the record.  They will be discussed shortly.  The songs’ lyrical content...

August 14th, 2017
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“Shake The Cage” by Freddie Nelson, love, lust, decadence and rock!

What do you get when you get a freak of nature(I mean that complimentary) that has worked with Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big to create some music?  You get Freddie Nelson, and he has recently released “Shake The Cage” to the masses.  In the world that needs more pop/guitar rock, Freddie Nelson provides that cure like an Arctic breeze would provide the fix for global warming in Antarctica. “Shake...

August 4th, 2017
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Mr. Big Loses Atmospheric Pressure with “Defying Gravity”

It helps getting things back to the way they once were as Kevin Elson reunited with the original members of Mr. Big to create the monster of arrangements that Mr. Big has stamped their trademark on.  On July 21st, Mr. Big releases “Defying Gravity” via Frontiers Music! Kevin Elson was behind the soundboard for Mr. Big’s self-titled record, their 1991 smash “Lean Into It”,...

July 26th, 2017
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