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RIOT RADIO PODCAST EPISODES

RAISED FIST – Anthems (Album Review)

Raised Fist in Anger The sound of anger has been heard from Swedish hardcore band, Raised Fist, since 1993, when they were formed in Luleå. They currently consist of guitarists Jimmy Tikkanen and Daniel Holmgren, bassist Andreas Johansson, vocalist Alexander Hagman and drummer Matte Modin (formerly of Dark Funeral). “Young kids, computer villains with drones […]

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BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA – Legacy of the Dark Lands (Album Review)

Blind Guardian – High Concept Blind Guardian are a rare beast.  They take chances within their Power Metal domain, whilst retaining their rabid fanbase.  Their concept albums are neural networks of stories overlaid with melodies of inspiration. Blind Guardian formed in 1984 in Krefeld, Germany and are often credited as one of the seminal and […]

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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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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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