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Three Lions

How the guys at Frontiers Records are able to start of projects or bands with members from different bands, and get them to bring us fantastic music most of the time is a riddle to me.

This new band/project Three Lions consists of Vinny Burns (Dare, Ten, Asia), on guitar, Greg Morgan (Dare, Ten) on drums and introduces Nigel Bailey on vocals and bass.


This New Jersey three-piece engage in stoner, grunge and seventies rock passages. They do show some hints of talent and rhythm during some of these bits, but they lack direction and they rarely flesh out any of their ideas. At best they sound like second rate Alice In Chains for a few moments or like Soundgarden without the depth or sense of direction. At worst they sound flat and clueless. Somewhere below the surface I think that Driven Rise generate some interesting tones, but just not enough of them and no real blueprint to go by.


This is a recording of an exclusive show W.E.T. played at the Debaser Club in Stockholm, Sweden, to celebrate the release of the ‘Rise Up’ album.  The album contains songs of both albums W.E.T. has released so far. The double album opens up with ‘Walk Away’, and immediately you get the feeling that this must have been one hellluva show.  With top musicians like Jeff Scot Soto, Robert Säll, and Erik Martenson who’d have thought otherwise.


Nervosa is an all-female Brazilian trash metal band from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  release its debut album, "Victim Of Yourself" somewhere between February and March (depending on where you live).The all-female thrash band offers the listener the same high-speed riffs, furious drumming and raging leads like every “man band” would. The songs have a brutal and raw energy and are crowned by murderous hooks and aggressive vocals.

House Of Lords

Most of House Of Lords albums are good, if not very good. And this new album is no exception on that rule. Of course it brings us nothing new, since the band, or their mastermind James Christian stick to the same recipe. 

Primal Fear

15 years on the road, and still going strong, that’s what sums up the career of Primal Fear.  So far they’ve released 9 studio albums, two live albums, and a ‘Best Of’.


If you ask me, Heart was at their height in the late 80ies, early nineties, when they got massive radio airplay, not only stateside, but even in Europe.  They scored massive hits at that time,like ‘Alone’, ‘These Dreams’ and other songs.

The Poodles

This DVD was captured during the bands 2009 tour, and not only gives us some caption of their live shows, but also some behind the scenes moments of the band members, where you get to know more of the private interests of each member.

There are twelve songs in total on this disk, including some of their best tracks like ‘Caroline’, ‘Metal Will stand Tall’, ‘Echoes Of The Past’, ‘I Rule The Night’. If you’re into glam, and want to enjoy some quality time before your TV, this DVD should do the trick.


Red Dragon Cartel

I put this CD on without reading the accompanying info.  And my first impression was :am I listening to some Ozzy Osbourne tribute band, or a band that’s trying to clone his sound ?  So I started reading the info, and it soon became clear to me as to the why and how of this sound.


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