Kiss – Sonic Boom

Of course some bands that have absolutely come back strong after so many years out of the scene are AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Megadeth to name a few. You know the old cliche, “there is no substitute for experience”?, well in this case it applies to Kiss, who we last heard 11 years ago when they released…

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Johnny Lima – Livin’ Out Loud

Change is sometimes a good thing, but in Johnny Lima’s case keeping the trademark style of Hard Rock and Sleaze intact has resulted in a very enjoyable musical experience. He has been around a while now and most notably has been involved in producing for bands such as Dirty Penny, Miss Crazy, Diamond Lane…

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Places of Power – Now is the Hour

If consistency is derived from the word “solid” or “steady”, then there hasn’t been many music labels out there which are delivering so much great material in the melodic rock and aor world like Frontiers Records, and evidence of this feat is new outfit Places of Power….

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Bloodpit – The Last Day Before The First

When it comes to hard rock from Finland I would be the first to admit is not my specialty, youll be more bound to find me blasting some Nightwish or Sonata Arctica, since metal has become a trademark staple in Finland and there has been a few prominent groups that have mad a name for themselves…

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Ratt – Infestation

There’s a few glam bands that became the staple of the genre in the early 80’s when TV and radio filled the airwaves with big hair bravado and sexual lyrics along with high flying guitar solos we’re ever so popular not only as fashion statement but as a way of life.

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Gotthard – Need To Believe

If you consider yourself a fan of hard rock then you should know the name of “Gotthard” by heart and should know enough to distinguish the fact that they have been not only atop the leader board in the hard rock kicking your ass category over the past 6 years, delivering the goods that all good hard rockers come to expect from great bands from the past.

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Danger Danger – Revolve

Danger Danger returns to the hard rock scene and reuniting as the original lineup and bringing back Ted Poley which was their original vocalist since their conception back in 1987. As some DD fans remember so well the infamous lineup change to replace Poley for former vocalist Paul Laine, wasn’t a popular choice at the time and some fans rescented that decision.

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Lynch Mob – Smoke and Mirrors

With the simple yet complex riffs of the one they call Mr. Scary, comes a magnificent rush to head of insane guitar solos that will melt your brain and give you goose bumps. That was what the great George Lynch (former Dokken) shredder made us feel when playing with his former band. He will forever be remember for the many yet still underrated sound that they gave us in the 80’s.

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Roswell Six – Terra Incognita Beyond The Horizon

Roswell Six comes to us from the brilliant mind of Intentional Best Selling author Kevin J. Anderson, his themes in some of his fantasy books deal with sailing ships, sea monsters and this ambitious project is based off the first novel, TERRA INCOGNITA: THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, wich was released in stores in June from Orbit Books. Joining him in this awesome crossover project

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Outloud – Outloud

Busting onto the scene full steam ahead are the new hard rock outfit Outloud with their album debut self titled. Even though they we’re formed in 2008, the lineup consists of former members from some recognizable metal and hard rock groups such as lead singer Chandler Mogel (Talon), Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Nightfall) along with Mark Cross ( Firewind).

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Sunstorm – House Of Dreams

Anytime you hear the name of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner and you’re a hard rock metal fan, you know that the man has had some kind of career through the years, expanding over 20 years in the music industry and topping many highlights such as working with “Deep Purple” for a short stint, “Yngwie Malmsteen” and of course the great work with “Rainbow”.

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