Monday, May 29, 2017

REVIEW : DEGREED -- Degreed (2017)

Degreed is a band that is synonymous with the new generation of modern melodic rock. I simply love this band and each and every record from Degreed is pure candy in my ears. After the pretty solid "Dead But Not Forgotten" album, which received some great feedback from both fans and press, it's time for a new record simply entitled "Degreed".

Saturday, May 27, 2017

REVIEW : PUSSY SISSTER -- Arrogance (2017)

One of the last promos that I received for a review is this young band of Pussy Sisster. These youngsters are from Germany and they have already played in some serious gigs such as wacken,masters of rock,knock out festival and many more.

SOUL SECRET sign to PRIDE & JOY MUSIC; new album „Babel“ to be released July 28th, 2017!

Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Italian Progressive Metal band SOUL SECRET for the release of their fourth album “Babel” which will be released on July 28th, 2017. 

Songs from this record will premiere live in Germany at the band’s opening performance for this year’s NIGHT OF THE PROG FESTIVAL at the Loreley on July 14th, opening for none other than MIKE PORTNOY.

Soul Secret are an Italian progressive metal band based in Naples. After a long time playing together, they hit the market in 2008 with their debut album "Flowing Portraits", published by ProgRock Records and with Mark Basile (DGM) as guest singer on the whole album.

Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Swedish Hard Blues Rock band BADGE for the release of their third album “If It Hurts It Must Be Good”! The release was set to July 28th, 2017!

Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Swedish Hard Blues Rock band BADGE for the release of their third album “If It Hurts It Must Be Good”! The release was set to July 28th, 2017!

BADGE was put together by guitarist/singer Matti Norlin and drummer Fredrik Haake in 2002. Matti´s love for Pre War Blues and both their ambition to create new and exciting music is the drive. 

Since then BADGE has released two albums "Kill Another Fuzz" in 2010 and "If I Could Love I'd Love This" in 2013.  Their new album" If It Hurts It Must Be Good" will be available via Pride & Joy Music from July 28th, 2017.

ANTONELLO GILIBERTO - The Making Of "The Strategy Of Chaos" (NEW ALBUM Guitar Sessions)

Sicilian guitarist Antonello Giliberto has released the video of the "making of" the guitar recordings of the new instrumental album, the third, titled "The Strategy Of Chaos".

After "Journey Through My Memory" (MINOTAURO RECORDS), which has had great reviews all over the world, the guitarist still has a record featuring engaging riffs, guitar solos rich in technique, melody and taste.

An album that will not disappoint symphonic metal fans with extreme guitar parts.
The musicians involved in the recordings and the cover will be announced in the coming weeks.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Rat is BACK!!!

Great King Rat
"Out Of The Can"
Re-release of 2nd album out now!

”Great King Rat was one of Sweden's best kept secrets, even after the self-entitled debut album was released in 1992. It was actually not until after the group had disbanded they received more appropriate recognition.”
- (Janne Stark - Author of "The Encyclopedia Of Swedish Hard Rock And Heavy Metal”)
To the music business and hard rock fans who at the time came across the band  it was a ”no brainer”.
Even big rock celebrities such as Jimmy Page and John Bon Jovi praised their talent. This was a young promising band with  albums jam-packed with great music that still sounds as classy as it did 25 years ago.

Smash Into Pieces releases new video trailer of the song "Let Me Be Your Superhero"

With the new album "RISE AND SHINE" recently released (27:th of jan 2017) and with the band reasently ended a major North American Tour with multi-platinum selling "AMARANTHE" Smash Into Pieces now returns to tour Scandinavia and Europe. 

The band releases a new video trailer of the song "Let Me Be Your Superhero", watch it here:  


REACH 'The Great Divine' Album Announced, New Power Trio Line-Up

Swedish hard rockers REACH is back – now as a power trio with a brand new album just recorded and mixed. The album has been produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T), and Tobias Lindell (EuropeAvatar, etc.) mixed the album. With a modern sound and strong melodies showcasing the bands abilities this new album called "The Great Divine" will take the listeners by storm. REACH's new album is due for release in 2017.

The new material consists of 10 songs written by singer and guitar player Ludvig Turner ranging from the heavy opening track "Into Tomorrow", the spooky ”Nightmare” and the modern and catchy "Running On Empty" to the radio friendly ”One Life”. More titles and album cover revealed in near future.

The SoapGirls proudly announce the 'Party in Hell' 27 date UK tour, including The Camden Rocks Festival on June 3rd at The Black heart at 5pm and The Rebellion Festival in August.

The SoapGirls proudly announce the Party in Hell tour, which sees the band bring their unique brand of ‘Revolt Rock’ to venues across the UK, including The Camden Rocks Festival on June 3rd at The Black heart at 5pm and The Rebellion Festival in August.

“Society is already living in hell, they are taxed to death, becoming more constrained with government policies, senseless murders, terror attacks and the pc brigade.  So, we aim to bring the space where people are reminded that there is place for individual freedom, where the common ground is to let go, embrace the silly and forget the stresses of whats become a living hell for most. People need to make the most of what they have and not wait to die before living, one life, hell or not lets Party.

This tour we are pushing the message of standing up and not to be silenced out of fear of being rejected. In many ways we all have a reject side to us that we keep hidden in order to fit it, so we hope to encourage all who come to the shows to embrace that hidden reject and their individuality. If you are coming to a show for the first time be forewarned, there are little if any boundaries.   You might find our shows a little like that medicine your grandma tried to shove down your throat only to find that it wasn’t as distasteful as you'd imagined and you can’t wait for the next dose. We pretty much don’t really plan the shows too much as it’s as much about the crowd and the venue as it is about what does or doesn’t happen on stage. We love that every show is individual and some are themed, so, if you find yourself in a crowd dressed in nothing but waste and body stockings you know you are in for one helluva night, p.s. the music rocks just saying. See you there fellow Reject! love” Mille and Mie

Sweden's MEAN STREAK Release Lyric Video For "Tear Down The Walls"

Swedish traditional heavy metal band, MEAN STREAK, have released a lyric video for 'Tear Down The Walls', the track is taken from their fourth album, Blind Faith,  due out in Europe via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records on June 2rd, in Japan via Marquee/Avalon incl. one exclusive bonus track on May 31st and in USA via HighVolMusic on June 16th. The video can be viewed here:

 recently released a music video for ‘Caught In The Crossfire‘, which can be viewed here:

"Paragon", the first audio track from "Gothica", now online!


The British Melodic Hard Rock band TEN, are releasing today the first single from their forthcoming 13th studio album entitled “Gothica”, our in July 7, 2017 via Frontiers Records. The brand new track entitled “Paragon” is a powerful, yet highly emotional ballad, full of all the trademark textures and flavours one always comes to expect from TEN.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

REVIEW : JORN -- Life on Death Road (2017)

JORN is without any doubt one of the best hard rock/metal voices out there. His DIO, Coverdale-esque voice along with a more harder edged tone makes Jorn Lande one of the most characteristic shouters in the metal world in general.