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Tony Harnell and the Mercury Train – Round Trip

Tony Harnell has long been a favorite singer of mine, not only because of his soulful vocal range but the passion he puts behind every song he sings and breathes life into it, so when I heard that he was putting together a group of musicians to recompilation some of is older material I was excited.

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La Famiglia Superstar – La Famiglia Superstar

Terry Ilous, ( XYZ ) also known for his work with members of Black Sabbath, Stevie Wonder ,AC/DC ,Rod Stewart. On bass the extraordinary and magical Marco Mendozza ( Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, David Lee Roth,Ted Nugent), acclaimed by many as one of the greatest bassists of his generation. On drums, world renowned drummer Atma Anur (Tony Macalpine , David Bowie. Richie Kotzen), And last but not least on guitar,the amazing new Italian guitar hero,Steve Saluto (guitar and producer extraordinaire).

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Lord Volture – Beast of Thunder

When first receiving the Lord Volture promo package I was expecting it to be another typical power metal release with the same up tempo rhythm and shifts that dominates the genre and to be honest makes it more redundant then ever, but enough about what is not and let’s talk about what it is hey? Lord Volture plays heavy metal in a very traditional manner, in fact vocalist David Marceli’s voice is what gels the music together here so well…

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V.O.X.- Break the Silence (August 2nd Release)

July, 2010 – New York and Massachusetts Melodic Rockers VOICES OF EXTREME will release their anticipated new album “Break the Silence” on August 2nd in the USA. “Break the Silence” is the band’s 2nd original studio album and their second full length release within the last five years.

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Soilwork – The Panic Broadcast

Sweden’s native sons of Melodic Death Metal return with their 8th studio album titled “The Panic Broadcast” and it follows the same nu-metalcore death metal style that the bands ha been introducing in the past releases of “Stabbing The Drama” and “Sworn To A Great Divide”. For hard core metal deathheads fans of the band the suspicion has been that the new style…

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Skull Daze – Skull Daze

SKULL DAZE are very new band from Italy who play an eighties inspired brand of sleazy hard rock that bears some striking similarities to RATT, DOKKEN and even some early day DANGER DANGER for good measure. They have only been around since 2007 and after releasing an E.P in 2008 won an award to record a full-length album. This self-titled debut is the result and I can tell you one thing…

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Downcount – Soundtrack To The Revolution

DOWNCOUNT have quite an interesting story about the beginning of the band back in 2007. Lead vocalist DOUG KENDALL started out as the host a very political radio show that had listeners around the globe. He asked a local metal band to come and play live on the radio show and instantly hit it off with the guitarist ERIC FLEMMING, finding that the two of them shared many of the same views on world politics

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Bamboo Brothers – Bamboo Brothers

How is it, that a largely unknown band from Denmark can release one of the best Westcoast AOR albums of the last decade? Up until I put this album in my player I had never even heard of BAMBOO BROTHERS. A bit of research led me to discover that the have been around quite a while and released their debut album NO EASY WAY back in 1993 and had a decent amount of success in their homeland Denmark. BAMBOO BROTHERS too an extended break from 1995 until 2005…

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Order Of Voices – Order Of Voices

The intro on the promodoc I received with this album read “ORDER OF VOICES formed in 2009, with the sole aim to create some of the most ambitious music produced by a British alternative rock band in the last 10 years”. After reading this I was absolutely sure I would be disappointed with the album, but boy was I wrong! ORDER OF VOICES truly is one of the best British albums I’ve heard in the last 10 years and maybe one of the best albums ever released in the alt. rock genre.

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Pictorial Wand – Faces Of Our Fathers

Mattis Sørum impressed many with the PICTORIAL WAND debut double album A SLEEPER’S AWAKENING back in 2006, and has finally released a follow up. As with the first, and as with so many prog metal releases, FACE OF OUR FATHERS is a concept album of the highest order. The general concept that is followed throughout the album is best described with this paragraph I have borrowed from the PICTORIAL WAND website.