Review: Nitrate – Renegade AOR Heaven (July 30th 2021) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Dynamic!  That is the word that came to mind while listening to Nitrate’s ‘Renegade‘. The third album from this band finds them recruiting vocalist Alexander Strandell (Art Nation, Crowne) and Tom and James Martin (Vega) for rhythm guitar and keyboards, respectively, as well […]

Review: Tuple – Welcome To Hell AOR Heaven (May 28th 2021) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Tommi “Tuple” Salmela returns with his second album, ‘Welcome To Hell‘, and I admittedly could not wait to check it out. Tuple’s last album, ‘Wooden Box‘, was the biggest musical surprise of 2020. Songs like the title track, ‘Miracle’, and ‘Get […]

Review: Devils In Heaven – Rise AOR Heaven (June 25th 2021) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Devils In Heaven is one of those long forgotten late 80s AOR/Hard Rock bands that tried to make a stir but due to bad luck and timing, they were never able to do much outside of winning The Australian Star Search […]

Review: Stephen Crane – Kicks AOR Heaven (March 26th 2021) Reviewer: Grant Foster I’d not heard of this gentleman before I decided to review this release. After a little digging it turns out he is one of those hard luck stories that are rife in the rock and music world generally. Signed to MCA back […]

King Company was formed in 2014 by drummer Mirka ”Leka” Rantanen (Raskasta joulua, Warmen, ex-Thunderstone, ex-Kotipelto, etc.) to fulfill his longtime dream of melodic hard rock/metal band with good friends and musicians. His former Thunderstone colleague Pasi Rantanen took the vocal duty, Antti Wirman (Warmen, Children Of Bodom) joined in for the guitars and after Jari Pailamo (Kiuas) with Time Schleifer (Enfarce) answered the […]