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CD review JAMES CHRISTIAN "Craving"

Veröffentlicht am 19. April 2018 von Markus W. in James Christian, News, AOR, Rock, Hardrock, Frontiers Music, CD Review, House Of Lords, Craving

CD review JAMES CHRISTIAN "Craving"

(7/10) “Craving” is album number four of House Of Lords frontman James Christian. Eleven brand new songs direct the spotlight towards rocking AOR tracks; all build on big melodies and a solid portion of catchiness. The epicenter of “Craving” is, what...

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CD review HEARTWIND "Higher and Higher"

Veröffentlicht am 3. April 2018 von Markus W. in Heartwind, News, Higher and Higher, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, CD Review, AOR Heaven, Rock, AOR

CD review HEARTWIND "Higher and Higher"

(8/10) Fans of bands like The Poodles, Narnia, … look out. Something new is on its way. Members of the mentioned bands, plus some more melodic rock passionitas from Sweden, started Heartwind. The six-piece band releases their debut “Higher and Higher”...

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CD review FM "Atomic Generation"

Veröffentlicht am 25. März 2018 von Markus W. in FM, Hardrock, News, Atomic Generation, Rock, AOR, Classic Rock, CD Review, Frontiers Music

CD review FM "Atomic Generation"

(7/10) British rockers FM have been really productive since the band reunited in 2007. After having brought their first era to an end, meaning a split in 1995, it was in 2007 that FM performed again on stage for the first time in13 years. It was the starting...

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CD review W.E.T. "Earthrage"

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2018 von Markus W. in W.E.T., Soto, Eclipse, News, CD Review, Hardrock, Melodic Rock, Rock, AOR, Frontiers Music

CD review W.E.T. "Earthrage"

(8/10) W.E.T. doesn’t belong to the bands that flood the scene with releases. The debut, simply entitled “W.E.T.” was published in 2009 and it was “Rise Up” that marked the second delivery of this mainly Swedish rock outfit. Five long years after having...

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CD review DUKES OF THE ORIENT "Dukes of the Orient"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Dukes Of The Orient, Asia, AOR, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Rock, Hardrock, Frontiers Music

CD review DUKES OF THE ORIENT "Dukes of the Orient"

(8/10) Very often it’s the pairing of singer and guitarist that leads to a new band or project. Here things are slightly different since Duke Of The Orient is the banner for a collaboration of singer and keyboarder. Vocalist John Payne, known from his...

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CD review RAINTIMES "Raintimes"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Raintimes, AOR, Melodic Rock, News, Hardrock, Rock, Frontiers Music

CD review RAINTIMES "Raintimes"

(7/10) Writing a review about Raintimes on a grey November day with rain outside feels like a perfect match. It’s definitely ‘raintimes’ today in The Netherlands and therefore it’s not a too bad thing to get some musical sunrays out of the speakers. In...

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CD review REVOLUTION SAINTS "Light in the Dark"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Revolution Saints, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, Hardrock, AOR, Rock, News, Frontiers Music, CD Review

CD review REVOLUTION SAINTS "Light in the Dark"

(8/10) Just having a glimpse on Revolution Saints’ line-up shows that this outfit has experience and power, both being ingredients for an exciting metal record. Revolution Saints, that’s no less that Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey,...

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CD review AUTOGRAPH "Get Off Your Ass"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Autograph, News, CD Review, AOR, Hardrock, Melodic Rock, Rock

CD review AUTOGRAPH "Get Off Your Ass"

(7/10) Next to thrash metal, California was also a stronghold when it comes to melodic hardrock and metal. One of the pioneers from this period has been Autograph who started extremely successful. The debut went right into the charts, a longplayer that...

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CD review GUN "Favourite Pleasure"

Veröffentlicht am 25. September 2017 von Markus W. in Gun, Rock, Melodic Rock, News, CD Review, Hardrock, AOR

CD review GUN "Favourite Pleasure"

(8/10) Scottish Gun shouldn't be reduced to their early albums only. Yes, “Gallus” was an excellent sophomore album and “Swagger” used the momentum, becoming a great melodic rock album too. Last but not least it included with the Cameo cover version “Words...

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CD review H.E.A.T. "Into the Great Unknown"

Veröffentlicht am 18. September 2017 von Markus W. in H.E.A.T., Hardrock, News, Rock, Sleaze Rock, AOR, earMUSIC

CD review H.E.A.T. "Into the Great Unknown"

(8/10) I actually think that Swedish rock outfit H.E.A.T. knows exactly where they are going to with their band. In contrary to the album title „Into the Great Unknown“ the guys continue their journey on the road of rock and they know that it will lead...

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CD review STAN BUSH "Change the World"

Veröffentlicht am 2. September 2017 von Markus W. in Stan Bush, Rock, Hardrock, AOR, News, CD Review, L.A. Records

CD review STAN BUSH "Change the World"

(9/10) Florida-based singer, guitarist and songwriter Stan Bush has a long track record in rock. He wrote excellent songs for movie soundtracks, “Capture of Dreams” was featured in the 1996 Olympics and last but not least he won an Emmy for “Till I was...

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CD review THE NIGHTS "The Nights"

Veröffentlicht am 13. August 2017 von Markus W. in The Nights, AOR, Hardrock, News, Frontiers Music, Rock

CD review THE NIGHTS "The Nights"

(8/10) The Nights is a new player in the fields of melodic rock and they fit in a perfect way into Frontiers musical vision. The band was formed in 2015 when two Finnish guys combined their passion for rock. Sami Hyde and Ilkka Wirtanen started to work...

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CD Review QUIET RIOT "Road Rage"

Veröffentlicht am 7. August 2017 von Markus W. in Quiet Riot, Hardrock, News, CD Review, Rock, Melodic Metal, AOR, Sleaze Rock, Frontiers Music, Frankie Banali

CD Review QUIET RIOT "Road Rage"

( 7/10 ) If a band like Quiet Riot announces a new album, expectation are sky-high. In a time when heavy metal was still in the starting blocks it was Quiet Riot that acted as a trailblazer for hard rock music. These guys released with "Metal Health"...

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New song from ROBIN BECK's online

Veröffentlicht am 20. Juli 2017 von Markus W. in Robin Beck, News, Hardrock, Rock, AOR

New song from ROBIN BECK's online

Robin Beck is truly one of the most gifted vocalists under the broad umbrella of rock music and it was with great pleasure that Frontiers welcomed her back to the label for her new album, “Love Is Coming”! The album sees her partnering with Clif Magness...

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