Review: Steve Vai – Vai/Gash Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group (January 27th, 2023 CD, February 24th, 2023 LP) Reviewer: David Mark Pearce From what I understand, when Steve Vai wrote this he just wanted to come up with stuff that represented his love of riding his Harley Davidson motorbike etc and with that he succeeds. His friend John […]

Review: Vern Daysel – Call of the Wild Self Release (January 2023) Reviewer: Mark Jackson Hailing from the Southern Rock homeland of Florida, Vern Desyal is a Guitarist Singer songwriter steeped in Southern sounds,but with some twisting turns into unexpected musical geography. First shot, ‘Feed Me‘ has an almost Black Sabbath guitar tone with a […]

Review: Riverside – ID. Entity InsideOut Music (January 20th, 2023) Reviewer: David Pearce Riverside are a Polish band whose debut album arrived two decades ago. This, their eighth album, is called ‘ID.Entity‘ and looks at the way that the world is changing, and the effect it is having on all of us. Riverside are Mariusz […]

Review: Autumn’s Child – Starflower Pride & Joy Music (January 20th, 2023) Reviewer: Chris O’Connor I am unashamedly a huge fan of this band, their wonderfully catchy brand of Melodic Rock always ‘ticks all my boxes’ musically, so I was hugely excited to learn that they had a brand-new studio album coming out. 2021’s ‘Zenith’ […]