The very sad news reached me yesterday of the untimely death of Kelv Hellrazer, a friend and member of the Rockposer Dot Com! team.

I first met Kelv, like so many of us did, at the mecca that was Shades Records in London, a regular haunt of music fans and musicians alike. Kelv was instrumental in helping launch and grow the careers of various bands, and was well known for his Metal Forces and Kerrang writing.

Kelv was also, with his good friend and business partner Paul Mitch Rudland, responsible for some superb album releases on their AOR Blvd label and also very kindly supported my Fibrofest festival through sponsorship.

I was delighted when Kelv accepted my offer to join the small team at Rockposer Dot Com!, not only to review, but to give me the inside track on various bands etc in the hard rock scene.

A passionate music fan, witty, larger than life, who will leave a huge hole in the music scene.

My thoughts and those of the rest of the team go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

Dan Mann

Hi folks, here’s the Top Ten Albums Of 2019 as chosen by reviewer Peter Scallan.

Danny Vaughn – Myths, Legends and Lies

Burnt Out Wreck – This Is Hell

Kris Barras Band – Light It Up

Matt Pearce & The Mutineers – Gotta Get Home

Beth Hart – War In My Mind

Gun – Reloaded

Grand Slam – Hit The Ground

The Magpie Salute – High Water II

Carl Dixon – Unbroken 

Jack Savoretti – Singing to Strangers

Next up with their Top Ten Albums Of 2019 is reviewer David Mark Pearce.

So here are his choices.

Stargazer – The Sky Is The Limit

The Ferrymen – A New Evil

Michael Sweet – Ten

The Defiants – Zokusho

Whitesnake – Flesh & Blood

Gathering of Kings – First Mission

Starbreaker – Dysphoria

Lovekillers – S/T

The End Machine – S/T

Soto – Origami

Yes folks it’s that time of year again! Where did this year go I hear you ask?

First off the blocks so to speak with their Top Ten Albums Of 2019 is Dan Mann.

So here in no particular order are his choices.

Jack J Hutchinson – Who Feeds The Wolf?

Blindstone – Deliverance At The Crossroads

Chantel McGregor – Bury’d Alive

Michael Bormann’s Jaded Hard – Feels Like Yesterday

Gathering Of Kings – First Mission

Meridian – Margin Of Error

Tygers Of Pan Tang – Ritual

Stargazer – The Sky Is The Limit

Kris Barras Band – Light It Up

Gin Annie – 100% Proof

Must also mention the following EP’s:

Trident Waters – Hollywood To Vegas

Wicked Stone – Devil In Me

Kickin Valentina – Chaos in Copenhagen

Devilfire – Out Of The Dark