Tag Archives: melodic rock

Grand Design’s Viva La Paradise

Swedish melodic rockers Grand Design have released their fourth album, Viva La Paradise. The band, featuring Pelle Saether (Lead vocals), Janne Stark and Dennis Vestman (Guitars), Stefan Westerlund (Bass) and Joakim Jonsson (Drums), began working on the album back in June 2017. Whereas their first two records were written solely Saether other members became involved with their third album, Thrill ...

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Clif Magness

AOR/Melodic Rock artist Clif Magness releases Lucky Dog

Clif Magness has already had success writing for Wilson Phillips, Quincy Jones, Avril Lavigne as well as the more rock Hanson, Steve Perry and Bonamassa collaborations. His previous solo album called, imaginatively, Solo was released in 1994. Since then, he has been hard at work composing and producing since then and now he has a new solo album called Lucky ...

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Kee Marcello Measures up UK Tour

Swedish guitarist and vocalist Kee Marcello – best known for his time with multi-platinum selling rock band Europe – has announced a six date UK tour for this October. The tour comes in support of Scaling Up, Marcello’s fifth solo album available now on the Frontiers srl label. Hardened Europe fans will be aware the band used Le Baron Boys ...

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Stryper

Stryper’s God Damn Evil Album!

That Stryper were promoted as a Christian rock band I’d always assumed they’d sound like a poodle rock version of 70s Casablanca act Angel without Guiffera’s keyboards. Maybe they were, I’ve still not dipped into their back catalogue, but being signed to Frontiers – the home of many US melodic rock bands who made a mint during the 80s and ...

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Bonfire – Temple Of Lies

Only guitarist Hans Ziller remains as an original member of German melodic rock band Bonfire, a band who’ve had their successes since the mid-80s albeit failing to crack the American market. But then, the influence of British bands like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep touring constantly throughout Europe with hit albums during the 70s became engrained within the consciousness of ...

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Gus G

New Gus G Album is… Fearless!

Greek guitar hero Gus G has a new album titled Fearless out on April 20th through AFM records. Establishing his credentials with power metal band Firewind, and taking in a tour of duty with death metal act Arch Enemy, it was as part of Ozzy Osbourne’s band that the guitarist found wider fame. With Fearless G goes the power trio route ...

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Drive – IDEFI, A Tribute to Rick Chavez and David Earl Taylor

Drive were a five-piece progressive, power metal band formed on the north side of Houston, Texas by guitarist Rick Chavez. They released two albums, Characters In Time (1988) and Diablero (1992). The band’s original members were barely out of high school back in the early 80s as they began making a name for themselves. Moving out to California, and inevitably the Sunset Strip , where they signed ...

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H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown

A returning guitarist, a new record label and the intent to make an album with a new creative spirit expanding upon the melodic rock template that’s served these young Swedes well is what led to creating H.E.A.T ’s latest album. And is it different? Yes, and no. Dave Malone (or Sky Davis to give him a nom de plume) on ...

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Wishbone Ash – The Vintage Years Collection Due

Wishbone Ash are to have a truly comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, The Vintage Years, loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156 page hardback book, released in April 2018, courtesy Madfish. A third of this new collection will feature previously unheard and unreleased material. Authorised by all the original members of Wishbone Ash, bass player ...

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New H.E.A.T Single – Eye of the Storm

Swedish rock band H.E.A.T have released a new music video to accompany their new single ‘Eye Of The Storm’. ‘Eye of the Storm’ is taken from their new album Into The Great Unknown, available through earMUSIC. H.E.A.T will play a short UK tour later in year, their first show being Wolverhampton on Friday 17th November. Further details can be found at ...

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