But the major question about this album is still not so much about the quality of the songs. It’s about how the band is holding up now, making their careers first album without legendary Rick Parfitt (1948-2016). With so many years in the band and such a major role of the bands sound, you’d might think it would never work without him. And then you tune in “Backbone” and it sounds so much like Status Quo you almost burst out laughing!
It is not what I would use as a fire starter on a Friday. “The Nothing” works better on Sunday afternoon. And you probably want to put it on repeat many times. On high level. Just let it burn you up inside – you will love it.
My voice has matured and changed in 25 years. I’m a better singer now. So, when the opportunity came to celebrate the albums I made with Iron Maiden, I was very enthusiastic.
5/10 Starting out a record with an, in my ears, tribute to a great Gary Moore song...
Shy toured with the likes of Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Twisted Sister, Gary Moore, Magnum, Manowar, Badlands and UFO. Mills also sang backing vocals on Cinderella’s debut album, “Night Songs”. The band’s 1987 album, the AOR classic “Excess All Areas”, featured Shy’s biggest hit, the Don Dokken co-write “Break Down the Walls”.
Alexandra and Zachary James formed Twin Temple in Los Angeles back in 2016, claiming that Satan is just as interested in early american rock’n’roll as he is in metal music.
December Darkness will return for a 2019 edition at Dynamo in Norrköping, Sweden on December 28th.
Before joining Kreator, Leclercq rose to fame with UK based extreme power metallers Dragonforce for whom he handled bass duties from 2005 until recently.
I wanted it to be an AOR album, not a melodic rock album, not a West Coast album, just a classic AOR sounding album, start to finish!
The Ferrymen’s sophomore album, “A New Evil”, is a very heavy, melodic metal album fusing the songwriting and epic structures of the widely praised ALLEN/LANDE records (guitarist Magnus Karlsson was the main architect of the first three critically acclaimed releases) with the powerful vocal approach of Ronnie Romero, who was hand-picked by legendary Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to be the lead vocalist for Rainbow’s recent reunion shows.
We had so much fun making this tribute to our idols, who we listened to growing up. We think that the EP showcases what the band is all about: having fun making high quality AOR/Melodic Rock.
The festival will take place at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden, on July 9-11th, 2020.
“I wanted to write a song that sounded like it was the soundtrack for an 80’s horror movie, so we did. And when we had it, we felt like we had to make the movie that was the soundtrack for it, so we did that too. This is the ultimate horror short movie music video!” – Oscar Carlquist
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Party San is a nice and decently sized festival with a nice angle towards the more brutal parts of metal, with a couple of surprises here and there. The drinks are good, the people are nice and the atmosphere great. Three festival days pass by so quickly and you always want it to last for just one more night.