JEFF BECK WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST JOHNNY DEPP – 03.07.2022 – BERGEN

VENUE: Bergenhus Festning (Plenen)DATE: 03.07.2022 ORGANIZER: Bergen Live   The legendary guitarist that is Jeff Beck surely needs no introduction as the man has been a musical pioneer and trailblazer ever since the early sixties, and yours truly was very excited about seeing Beck and his talented cohorts grace the stage at Bergenhus Festning in…

NAZARETH – Surviving the Law

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.nazarethdirect.co.uk/website/ Conceived back in 1968 and still going strong today, these Scottish hard rockers’ latest LP, which bears the interesting title “Surviving the Law”, contains a fair number of bulldozing tracks that deliver hooks, heaviness, variety, and determination. Plenty of muscular riffs abound and Carl Sentance sings like a man possessed.…

BLACK SWAN – Generation Mind

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://facebook.com/BlackSwanRockNRoll The kick-ass hard rock outfit that is Black Swan is undoubtedly one of the best and most musically rewarding projects/bands on the Frontier Records roster. While the group’s debut offering, “Shake the World” (2020), was an impressive piece of work, their sophomore effort is even better and shows depth, character,…

INGLORIOUS – Live at the Phoenix MMXXI

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: http://inglorious.com/ British hard rockers Inglorious delivered one of 2021’s best and most memorable outputs in the shape of “We Will Ride” not to mention that their covers album “Heroine” (also from 2021) was a fabulous addition to their discography too. Their joyous new offering is a live album consisting of a…

A Quick Glance at Regent Sounds Studio in London’s Tin Pan Alley

That Regent Sounds Studio in 4 Denmark Street, also known as the Tin Pan Alley, which is located in London’s West End, occupies a special place in British rock music history is neither in doubt nor in question. Countless renowned artists and celebrated groups laid down their timeless grooves and melodies in this hallowed recording…

RONNIE ROMERO – Raised on Radio

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Ronnie Romero Official Site – Startside | Facebook The inhumanly skilled vocalist Ronnie Romero possesses a pair of lungs that are not of this world, which explains why legendary guitar-slingers such as Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, and Adrian Vandenberg have all employed the gifted singer from time to time. “Raised on…

WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER & EUROPE – 14.05.2022 – Newcastle

VENUE: Utilita ArenaDATE: 14.05.2022 ORGANIZER: Live NationPHOTOGRAPHER: C. NepperPhotos copyrights belong to the photographer. No unauthorized usage allowed. Please contact photographer if you wish to reuse images in any context.   The day had finally arrived where my better half and I (and roughly eleven thousand other fans) were to witness a most impressive line-up…

JOE SATRIANI – The Elephants of Mars

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Joe Satriani – home Legendary guitar-wizard Joe Satriani hardly needs any introduc­tion as such, so let us instead cut right to the chase and dis­cuss the maestro’s latest effort, i.e. the LP entitled “The Elephants of Mars”, which was actually something of a surprise to these ears in that it differs…

RADIOACTIVE – XXX

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Tommy Denander The supremely talented Tommy Denander recently put this impressive and superbly written album of his out via Frontiers Records, and this is simply a fabulous mixture of hard rock, classic rock, and AOR/melodic rock. Deftly executed, versatile, and full of excitement, the record is packed with everything from high-octane…

RUST N’ RAGE – One for the Road

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/rustnrageofficial The promising Finnish outfit Rust N’ Rage released their debut album just a few weeks ago and there is reason to rejoice if hook-laden, well-written hard rock with plenty of drive and energy to it is what your mind and body crave. Consisting of eleven tunes that all encompass the…

RICKY WARWICK & THE FIGHTING HEARTS – Unplugged Live Full Band Performance from Backstage at KK’s Steel Mill – 23.03.2022 – Wolverhampton

VENUE: KK’s Steel MillDATE: 23.03.2022 ORGANIZER: StageIt   Renowned songwriter Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) is currently touring the UK with his insanely talented solo outfit named The Fighting Hearts, but a couple of hours before they went onstage at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on a Wednesday night, they did a little…

TEN – Here Be Monsters

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: HOME | TEN Official Receiving a promotional copy of an album by TEN is always a treat, and their latest effort, “Here Be Monsters”, is a gorgeous slab of well-crafted hard rock with a poetic quality and an enchanting atmosphere to it. Warm and heartfelt vocals infuse the compositions with passion…

TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – Tyrant Lizard King

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.tyrannosaurusnebulous.com/ The good people over at Stampede Press mailed a promo copy of this twelve-track sonic assault my way and I am forever grateful to them for doing so. Apart from being visually impressive with respect to the artwork, there was something about the cool song titles that drew me in…

SAGA – Marathon (Remastered 2021)

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://sagagen.com/ “Marathon” by the musically gifted Canadians known as Saga was released nearly twenty years ago and it is therefore quite brilliant that the band have had a large bulk of their old releases remastered and reissued via earMUSIC lately, including this one that originally saw the light of day in…