The name Kelly Keeling is pretty known in the Hard Rock/AOR world, yet sadly not as widespread as it should. Since his days fronting Baton Rouge in 1990 he has become synonymous with some of the best singers on the scene, like James Christian, Jeff Scott Soto, Jimi Jamison and countless others. No matter what band or recording his name is attached too you can bet that it is going to be a strong album, at least vocally. I have been a fan for a long time now, and can’t think of an album off the top of my head that he sang on that I wasn’t a pretty big fan of; from Baton Rouge to John Norum to King Kobra- his soulful voice has always entertained me.
The constantly evolving Heavy Metal scene in Melbourne, Australia just seems to keep on giving, and it seems like it’s every other week these days where another band will crop up and release something worthy of the world stage. Although the seeds for DIREBLAZE were sown back in 2009 where they began life as a SLAYER tribute band, before quickly realizing they had the ability and will to create original music, and though they have been a pretty regular feature in the local live scene for a few years now, 2015 sees the release of their debut self-titled album.
Doyle doesn’t simply just play guitar, he punishes it into submission