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Posts Tagged ‘Rock’

Shehzad Bhanji: “Profound Beginnings” – the guitar is seated right at the forefront of the mix

As far as guitarists go, Shehzad Bhanji is a master of his craft. While not quite as well-known as some of his contemporaries (Steve Vai and Joe Satriani come to mind in his field) he’s more than proven himself on his previo...


Sloppy Joe’s: “Eight Reasons To Rock” – 8 raucous and rocking songs!

Inspired by legendary bands such as KISS, Volbeat, Maiden and AC/DC the trio of Sloppy Joe’s features Jesse Garon(Lead vocals, Guitar), Johnny Angel (Bass, Vocals) and Pätzy Dävey (Drums, Vocals) who provide blistering ...



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Sarantos: “Why Ask Why” – a winning formula

In a sense, Sarantos is as much a realist as he is a romantic; his best songs are about fearing the worst, hoping for the best, and getting lucky sometimes. His best songs are also about three or four minutes long and loaded wi...



Sean Tibbetts Talks about new Metal band SAULT

Sault (Featuring members of Kamelot and Arcanium) was a creation formed by bassist Sean Tibbetts in 2014 and originally intended to be a solo album, but the project soon morphed into a band project. Sean was introduced to gu...


MiXE1: “Don’t Break Apart” – a stepping stone towards a new direction

MiXE1 is a three-piece electro-rock band from Hertfordshire, England. Formed in 2010, the current lineup features Mike Evans on vocals, Lee Towson on guitar and Lee O’Brien on drums, with each member each providing synth work...



22Hertz: “Detonate” – meticulous craftsmanship

22Hertz is a solo Heavy Alternative Rock project by singer and producer Ralf Muller. The Toronto artist combines abrasive underground sonics with pop elements and hooks into a sound reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails. At their sign...


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Elmo Karjalainen: ‘Age Of Heroes’ glues together all the elements

Elmo Karjalainen is a ‘guitarist’s guitarist’ who revels in a self-penned musical hybrid shot through with intensity and precision. His latest album ‘Age Of Heroes’ is a big sounding album with enough twists and turns...


Kyley Styles: “LEAD SINGER COMPLEX” – a metaphor for our own personal strengths and weaknesses

The first full length album by independent alternative rock artist Kyley Styles is by all means and intent a concept album of sorts. The liner notes describe the experience as: “LEAD SINGER COMPLEX” displays the contrasting...



Dan Weintraub: “Songs for Beautiful Souls” – the songwriting and narratives are superb

For Dan Weintraub, music isn’t work – its therapy. And it’s been that way since he started recording and performing in the mid-80s. Raised on everything from punk rock to jazz, he’s opened for Tracy Chapman,...


Stefan Certic: “FusionWorks” – a high technical and emotional quotient

Stefan Certic describes himself as a “System Analyst and Entrepreneur by day, ethical hacker by night, and a Fusion Guitar player in between.” Certic  has recently released his album “FusionWorks”, which contains two ...