Gibbons’ Sophomore LP Is One “Bad” Blues Rock Record

Courtesy: Concord Records By Philip Sayblack ZZ Top front man Billy F. Gibbons is set to release his sophomore solo album The Big Bad Bluesnext month via Concord Records.  A little more than three years will have passed between the release of his debut solo record Perfectamundo and The Big Bad Blues when the latter is released.  The 11-song collection of originals and covers is a welcome new offering...

August 19th, 2018

Don Broco – “Technology” (SharpTone Records)

Don Broco – Technology (SharpTone Records) By Christopher Long The first word that comes to mind when describing the latest set from Don Broco is, “big.” Big drums, big guitars, big vocals. Clocking in at a whopping 60 minutes, even the colossal 16-cut track listing is big. But the “average Joe” is less than production savvy. For the typical kid on the street, it’s...

August 15th, 2018

Metal Purists Will Welcome Anialator’s Return On ‘Rise To Supremacy’

Courtesy: Extreem Music By Philip Sayblack The Texas music scene is by far one of the richest of any across America.  While some may immediately associate the “Lone Star State” with country music – which apparently still happens to this day – Texas has been home to a number of respected acts from across the musical universe.  Those acts include the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Holly...

August 2nd, 2018

Nonpoint’s New Album “X” Is Among The Band’s Best Work To Date

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran hard rock band Nonpoint is set to release its tenth full-length studio recording next month, and it goes without saying that considering the three singles that the band has already released, this album is one that audiences across the board will appreciate and enjoy. That should be no surprise either, considering all that the band has had to offer...

July 26th, 2018
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COC’s New LP Proves It Was Worth The Wait Despite Its Production Problems

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Fans of the veteran hard rock band Corrosion of Conformity had plenty to smile about as this year opened.  That’s because the band released its latest full-length studio recording, No Cross No Crown.  The album, the band’s tenth full-length studio recording, has been received relatively well by fans, and justifiably so, as it takes listeners...

July 24th, 2018
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‘All I See Is War’ Is A Welcome Return To Form For Sevendust

Courtesy: Rise Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran hard rock band Sevendust officially returned this summer with its 12th full-length studio recording All I See Is War.  Having been released May 11 via Rise Records, its release came almost three years since the release of the band’s 11th album, 2015’s Kill The Flaw.  The 12-song album, also the band’s debut for Rise Records, can be said...

July 18th, 2018
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Bonamassa’s Successful Growth Continues On His Latest LP

Courtesy: J & R Adventures By Philip Sayblack Blues great Joe Bonamassa is set to release his thirteenth full-length studio recording September 21 — a little more than two months at the time of this posting.  Redemption, his third consecutive album of all-original album (which also comes a little more than two years after he released his second consecutive album of all original songs – there’s...

July 17th, 2018
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Michael Schenker Fest’s “Debut” LP Proves The Magic Is Still There Between Schenker And Co.

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack The magic is still with us.  That simple statement is exhibited in a window on the rear cover of the booklet included in Michael Schenker Fest’s debut album Resurrection.  It is a fitting statement (and placement) for that message to include in this record.  That is because while it may be the new super group’s debut album, it is hardly the...

July 12th, 2018
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Deep Set List, Solid Sound Production, Band Performance Form A Solid Foundation For ‘Live Over Europe’

Courtesy: InsideOut Music By Philip Sayblack Veteran progressive rock outfit Fates Warning has been entertaining audiences the world over for almost forty years, having originally formed in 1982.  In the three decades-plus since the band’s formation, it has seen numerous changes in lineups and labels, yet still managed to release so far, a total of 12 full-length studio recordings.  The most recent...

July 11th, 2018
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The Mylars Get Off To A Good Start On Its Debut LP

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Almost one year ago, the up-and-coming rock band The Mylars released its debut album Melody Records to the masses.  Released independently by the New Jersey-based quintet, the nine-song record has since gone on to prove itself one of the biggest surprises of last year’s indie field.  That is thanks to catchy, radio ready arrangements and lyrical...

June 29th, 2018
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