What started out as a private charity event, organized by Deep Purple’s Ian Paice and his wife Jacky Price was opened to the rockfans in 2012, resulting in a performance in the prestigious London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Having so far released 4 full studio albums, this is the first live album by this stunning band, recorded live at the Garage in London on16th May 2014 during their first ever headline tour.
Jeff Scott Soto is back with a brand new album, and the world will know it ! Being born in the same year as yours truly, Jeff is a person that since the early eighties has appeared in countless bands and projects, as well as doing solo-albums, but it’s been years since I’ve heard him rocking like on this album. What he brings here is metal in it’s purest form.
When Kai Hansen left Helloween in 1988, he briefly meddled around a bit with Blind Guardian, and then founded Gamma Ray together with his long time friend Ralf Scheepers on vocals. In their first years the sound of Gamma Ray was close to Helloween, but over the years the sound changed.
Devil’s Train released their self-titled debut album, which was highly acclaimed. Many thought this would be a one-off release, but the band around former Mystic Prophecy singer R.D.
Having just reviewed the ‘Best of’ album by Gamma Ray, here’s the new album by another band that at it’s beginnings hade a sound quite similar to Helloween, but have developed their style over the years towards a more progressive metal sound.
Since releasing their debut album, early last year (review by yours truly posted 07/04/2013), this Dutch Retro Rock trio played at January 2013's Noorderslag festival, and went out to the US in March to do a tour over there (including performances at the renowned SXSW festival in Austin, Texas). While in California, they released the cassette album Down In The City through the local Burger Records imprint (who kept the distribution of the tape to their area only).
Currently, Steve Morse is perhaps best known as the guitarist of supergroup Deep Purple, the ranks of which he joined in 1994 (with contributions to 5 studio and 11 live albums as a result to date), but the man's curriculum vitae is slightly longer than that, both in the past and in contemporary days!
It's been 3 ½ years since this Belgian Bluesey Rock band released its self-titled full-length album, of which a review by ours truly was posted on Oct. 7th of 2010. So what has happened with the band since that review (which I still recommend as a reference for the band's history up to that date)?
H.E.A.T. exists since 2007, and despite losing their original singer who left the band, continue to score success after success, especially in their homeland and it’s surroundings.
While working on their new full album, which will soon be released, these guys offer us a 4 track EP.