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.
O.K the first thing I need to say about this album is “how in the hell did I miss this so far??”. THE DAWN OF ENLIGHTENMENT is actually a full re-recording of an album that was originally recorded in 2004…
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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”.