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STATION – Stained Glass (Album Review)

Don’t Ever Change the Station! According to Station‘s bio, “melodic hard rock has never died” and they’re “not looking to save it, just drag it back to the forefront where it belongs.” Maybe the guys need to also include the fact that this is melodic rock originating from the great Eighties.  Their bio also describes […]

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AERODYNE – Damnation (Album Review)

Heading To Damnation Quite honestly is there anything bad that comes from the Sweden hard rock scene? I couldn’t even tell you how I came across this band, but I’m glad I did. Aerodyne, from Stockholm Sweden has a sound that I can’t really compare to anything, except to say it’s good…damn good. Nothing but […]

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SANTA CRUZ – Katharsis (Album Review)

Santa Cruz – Katharsis Purge Katharsis – Meaning to cleanse or purify or clarification. An absolutely perfect title for the new album from Santa Cruz on M-Theory Audio, which is available now. A band with only one original member and a completely new sound compared to their previous albums. Many fans of Santa Cruz have […]

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MICHAEL MONROE – One Man Gang (Album Review)

Michael Monroe Attacks With His One Man Gang The Finish Frontman, Michael Monroe returns with his own punk and hard rock style in his newest release One Man Gang on Silver Lining Music. Michael Monroe and his band’s first album since 2015’s Blackout States. Will it have a bigger impact than his previous three? Only […]

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ART NATION – Transition (Album Review)

Art Nation – Art Never Sounded So Good! The Swedish band Art Nation (awesome name) have become European big hitters on the melodic rock scene. Art Nation was formed by Alexander Strandell in 2014. They got signed by AOR Heaven shortly thereafter and released the debut album Revolution in August 2015 to almost universal acclaim. […]

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THE WILDHEARTS – Diagnosis (EP Review)

Who Are The Wildhearts? The Wildhearts are an English rock band, formed in 1989 in Newcastle upon Tyne. The band’s soundscape is a mixture of hard rock and melodic pop music.  To my ears, they sound a great deal like pop-punk, but with an AC/DC sensibility. The Wildhearts achieved several top 20 singles and one […]

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MICHAEL SWEET – Ten (Album Review)

The Stryper frontman is back again with yet another solo release. The Christian/Rock/Metal singer is nothing but busy these days. While fronting his iconic yellow and black flagship band Stryper that reformed in the mid-2000s, Michael has been churning out album after album. Whether it be with Stryper, or his side project Sweet & Lynch, […]

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ANGEL – Risen (Album Review)

Originally on Casablanca Records, Angel was known as the anti-KISS band. While the KISS guys were all in black and silver, Angel was completely opposite, dressing all in white. Forming in Washington D.C. in the mid-’70s by Punky Meadows and Mickie Jones the band quickly became known for their flamboyant glam look and stage presence. […]

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KICKIN VALENTINA – Chaos In Copenhagen (EP Review)

Let me tell you about a band with some major street buzz. Not since Guns & Roses’ album Appetite for Destruction have I seen a band get this much “word of mouth” buzz. On CGCM Podcast EP#69 Rich “The Meister” Dillon likened Kickin Valentina‘s rise to that of the GnR days and I agree. A […]

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ECLIPSE – Paradigm (Album Review)

Eclipse is the musical child of Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Martensson. In addition to Eclipse, Martensson is also part of Nordic Union with Pretty Maids vocalist Ronnie Atkins. And a core member of the supergroup W.E.T., which also has Jeff Scott Soto (Sons of Apollo, Talisman) and Robert Sall (Work of Art). With Paradigm, […]

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