BANGALORE CHOIR – Cadence

When singer David Reece left Accept in the early ‘90s, he joined forces with guitarists Curt Mitchell and John Kirk. Together with the rhythm section from Hericane Alice, they became Bangalore Choir. In 1992 they released the excellent “On Target” on “Giant Records”. Unfortunately the album mostly disappeared in the grunge jungle, and shortly after,…

UFO – The Best of a Decade

Judging by the title, you’d think this was a compilation from the latest decade, but that’s only partially true. It’s a collection of songs from the albums recorded after Vinnie Moore took over the guitar duties from Michael Schenker. In other words the songs are compiled from “You Are Here” (2004), “The Monkey Puzzle” (2006),…

KEN’S DOJO – Reincarnation

Ken Ingwersen is a busy man in the musical world. He’s a guitarist, songwriter, producer, music publisher, and he owns and run the recording studio Oslo Recordings. He’s working with loads of different musicians, from the disco queen Gloria Gaynor to the hard rockers TNT, to the black metal band Tulus. I was first introduced…

IRON FIRE – Metalmorphosized

“Metalmorphosized” is Iron Fire’s 6th album, and consists of 4 completely new songs + 8 re-recorded demo-tracks. All former members contribute with guest appearances, so is quite a treat for the fans. Iron Fire’s two first albums weren’t any good really, just average power metal without any outstanding songs. Then they disappeared for 5 years,…

LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Oslo – Oslo Spektrum

Lørdag 23. Mai var en herlig dag for alle norske fans av Lynyrd Skynyrd. Endelig var tidenes beste band tilbake i Norge, 9 år etter at de headlina Norwegian Wood-festivalen. Jeg blei møtt av folk med Skynyrd-skjorter, Sørstatsflagg, og andre effekter fra jeg ankom Oslo S, og det lå i lufta at dette kom til…