King’s Call – Lion’s Den Mausoleum 2013 Reviewer Dan Mann Well it has to be said that if you don’t particularly like the vocalist’s singing then you’re pretty much certain to struggle to like the album. Thankfully this isn’t the case with this release, having Mike Freeland of Praying Mantis on vocal duties. My first […]

I was waiting with some eagerness for this first solo album from Jon Oliva, having been a fan of his work for more years than I’d care to mention. For those of you unfamiliar with the name (shame on you) Jon first came to prominence together with his brother Criss when they formed the band […]

Review: Meridian – Metallurgy Mighty Music (2014) Reviewer: Dan Mann I had the real good fortune of being sent a copy of this as yet unreleased album by my good friend Martin J Anderson, the guitarist with Danish rock band Blindstone. Martin is also involved with Meridian, having played on five of the ten tracks, […]

Occasionally I need an album or bit of music just to sit back, headphones on and chill too. Ascension is such an album. Now don’t get me wrong, this is no mere background noise. Far from it. This is a fine body of work from accomplished musicians who delve deep into the music, bringing out […]

Well I’ve finally got my hands on the much anticipated new release from British melodic rock / AOR band Moritz. The fact I’m writing this review is the first indication that I’m not disappointed. Start playing and your immediately greeted with the sort of melodic rock /AOR that British bands have long since been famous […]

Well I’ve finally got my hands on Redrum’s new album ‘ Victim Of Our Circumstances’ Been rather looking forward to this release having liked their first album and also being a fan of Michael Bormann’s work. Michael has taken the helm with this release, and once again this German/Greek collaboration has really come together, giving […]