Crystal Ball – LifeRider Massacre Records (May 2015) Reviewer: Dan Mann I must hold my hand up from the start and say I’ve been a long time fan of the band. Can’t believe it’s been 16 years since their debut ‘In The Beginning’ was released. But putting that aside I approached this new release with […]

HRH AOR 3 (12-14 Mar 2015) Reviewer: Peter Scallan Photographer: Stephen Brophy Day 0 Hard Rock Hell AOR has grown as an event since its launch in 2013 at the Magna Centre in Rotherham. I thought this venue was excellent but it caused a lot of logistical problems for organisers Chic Talent. Therefore, last year […]

Bonfire – Glorious Borila Rekords (April 2015) Reviewer: Dan Mann Well I guess we’d better get the ‘elephant in the room’ out of the way now seeing as it’s something that has dominated news of this release more than the actual music itself. Bonfire have a new vocalist in the shape and form of David […]

Serpentine – Circle Of Knives AOR Heaven (April 2015) Reviewer: Dan Mann Serpentine are back with a brand new album, Circle Of Knives, their third release. There have been two changes to the band’s line up with original bassist Gareth Vanstone and vocalist Matt Black having left the band. Taking the reigns vocally is ex-Tidal […]

H.E.A.T – Live in London Ear Music (Feb 2015) Reviewer: Peter Scallan In melodic rock/AOR terms H.E.A.T should need no introduction as they are constantly appearing on festival bills, clubs and theatres all over the place. If you are into this genre of music and you haven’t heard them, where have you been hiding? After […]