VELVET VIPER – ‘Respice Finem’

In 1985, German singer Jutta Weinhold founded Zed Yago, a band whose music and concept were intended to break away from run-of-the-mill rock and metal. This was the creation of “dramatic...

TNT Releases XIII

Hard rock and heavy metal lifers will certainly be no strangers to the history and longevity of Norwegian rockers TNT. The aptly titled "XIII" is the band's thirteenth studio album to...

TAD MOROSE Unleash Chapter X

Celebrating their twenty seventh year as one of Sweden's most beloved traditional metal bands Bolinas based TAD MOROSE unleash their tenth  album (not including 2000's compilation 'Reflections', naturally titled Chapter X. After the...

ATROCITY Releases “OKKULT II”

ATROCITY is back! The new album, "OKKULT II" is a dark, brutal and bombastic masterpiece! This killer album will be released on July 6th, 2018 - and it is packed with...

Amanda Somerville’s TRILLIUM – Tectonic

Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter well known for her collaborations with various high profile European metal bands like Avantasia, Epica, Kamelot, and After Forever, to name a few. And let's...

Sunstorm – Road To Hell

Any hardcore fan of hard rock will certainly be no stranger to the story of Joe Lynn Turner’s career. From his early days with Fandango to his successful stints fronting Rainbow,...

Billy Morris and The Sunset Strip – Holdin’ All The Aces

  Holdin' All The Aces the debut CD from Billy Morris and The Sunset Strip is set for an August 24th release via HighVolMusic and distributed via Amped/Alliance Distribution. Holdin' All The Aces features 14 tracks of all original material including their...

DC Cooper of Royal Hunt Interview

The Pure Rock Shop visits the home and studio of vocalist DC Cooper, the frontman for the Danish band Royal Hunt. Cooper takes time to reminisce about his first solo album...
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Donnie Van Stavern of Riot V Discusses Their Latest Release Armor of Light

Donnie Van Stavern of Riot V discussed their latest album Armor of Light (Nuclear Blast Records), the legacy of Mark Reale and the future goals of the band with Greg from...
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Eric AK of Flotsam and Jetsam Interview

Eric AK of legendary thrashers Flotsam & Jetsam recently joined The Pure Rock Shop on 91.7FM WNJR Washington / Pittsburgh to discuss their current tour with Hammerfall (which stops at the...

Vixen to release “Live Fire” via Rat Pak Records

Classic 80’s rock veterans Vixen will release “Live Fire” via Rat Pak Records on July 6, 2018. Mixed by Michael Wagener, “Live Fire” features 12 live tracks and was recorded at Chicago's legendary Arcada Theater during the group’s successful 2017...

Mark Slaughter Interview

Mark Slaughter checked in with The Pure Rock Shop on 91.7FM WNRJ to discuss his solo album Halfway There, Slaughter's upcoming show at Jergels locally here on Sunday, May 20th and plans...