Operatika – Dreamworld

Operatika is a 5-piece female fronted band from New York who has released a 4-track disc titled "Dreamworld".  Vocalist Slava Popova bears a striking...
Praying Mantis – The Journey Goes On

Praying Mantis – The Journey Goes On

Praying Mantis' last CD "Nowhere To Hide" featured the incredible vocals of Tony O'Hora.  This time around however, the brothers Troy are back to...
Brass Kitten – Across America

Brass Kitten – Across America

Listening to Brass Kitten’s “Across America” CD recently released on Nightmare Records, I just shook my head. Here is another band from the late...

RATT – Warrendale, PA – December 17, 2019

Fronted by Stephen Pearcy with Juan Croucier on bass, Pete Holmes (Black N' Blue) on drums and guitarists Jordan Ziff (Marty Friedman) and Chris...
Denial Price – Into The Oblivion Tragedy

Denial Price – Into The Oblivion Tragedy

"Into The Oblivion Tragedy" by Denial Price comes off rather different than their other release "Farewell Within Remains" (which is also reviewed this month)....
The Dogma – Symphonies Of Love And Hate

The Dogma – Symphonies Of Love And Hate

Italy's symphonic power metal group The Dogma is one of the best releases we have ever received from Europe.  Even more impressive is the...
Kamelot - Karma

Kamelot – Karma

"Karma" is the masterpiece that Kamelot has shown to have the potential for since their debut CD "Eternity" 6 years ago.  Marking their prolific...
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L.A. Guns – Pittsburgh – 7-20-2018

When The Pure Rock Shop caught up with vocalist Philip Lewis in advance of the show we knew we were in for some changes....

M3 Rock Festival – Day 3 was the “Bomb” – July 4, 2021 –...

The third and final day of the M3 Rock Festival kicked off with Little Ceasar. I can still remember the cassette I wore out playing...
Goddess Is Human – Being Human

Goddess Is Human – Being Human

I became aware of Goddess Is Human after hearing lead vocalist JoJo Saint on the Ascension Theory release. When I contacted the band, little...
Dogpound – The Hellbum

Dogpound – The Hellbum

Dogpound's "The Hellbum" is a good example of not judging the book by the cover.  I was expecting an alternative progressive borefest by looking...
Ring Of Fire – Dreamtower

Ring Of Fire – Dreamtower

Mark Boals second release with his band Ring Of Fire is a virtual who's who of technical maestros.  Virgil Donati (Planet X) on drums,...