Kaipa – Keyholder

Kaipa – Keyholder

"Notes From the Past" marked a return to music by Hans Lundin, the original founding member of Kaipa in the mid 70's. Roine Stolt...
Takara – Eternal Faith

Takara – Eternal Faith

Takara’s “Eternal Faith” is a melodic hard rock release that is essential.  Takara combines the vocal prowess of Jeff Scott Soto with guitarist Neal...

Vixen – Warrendale, PA – October 31, 2019

With Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale) leading the band, Share Ross on Bass, Roxy Petrucci on Drums, Britt Lightning on Guitar, and Tyson Leslie on Keyboards, the...
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Slaughter – Stick It To Ya (Reissue)

Recently, I had the chance to see Slaughter in concert and had a chance to speak briefly with the very articulate Dana Strum.  Watching...
Angel Dust - Of Human Bondage

Angel Dust – Of Human Bondage

Initial reports about the latest CD from Angel Dust did not bode well for longtime fans of the band.  All indications pointed towards a...

Stryper – May 11, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA

In support of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, Stryper performed at Jergel's on Thursday, May 10 hot on the heals of festival...
Transcendence - The Meridian Project

Transcendence – The Meridian Project

Rarely these days does a song send a chill through me on the first listen. Upon hearing “No Trace” by Transcendence from their CD...
Savatage – Poets and Madmen

Savatage – Poets and Madmen

Under the direction of longtime producer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, the band, Jon Oliva (vocals, keyboards), Chris Caffery (guitar), Johnny Lee Middleton (bass), and Jeff Plate...
Sinner – There Will Be Execution

Sinner – There Will Be Execution

Sinner has put out a bountiful amount of material since I first heard “The Shiver” almost 20 years ago on their “Danger Zone” CD....
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MB4 – Baltimore, MD – May 2, 2019

Those who headed to the Baltimore area this past weekend had their pick of shows if they wanted to kick things off early like...
Acid Rain – War In The Sky

Acid Rain – War In The Sky

3 songs of epic Greek metal that time in at over 20 minutes, Acid Rain shoots for the heart of those who play false...
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Geoff Tate, Diesel 2-22-2017

From the moment he took the stage wearing a tie and vest and holding a tamborine, you knew it was going to be a...