Wednesday, May 25, 2016

War Games premiere cover of Sisqo’s Thong Song

Massachusetts indie-rockers War Games have surprised fans yet again by stepping aside from their standard message of “uplifting and inspiring listeners with inspirational and motivating themes” to have some fun, with a cover of Sisqo’s 1999 hit “Thong Song”.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review : Sunstorm - Edge of tomorrow

Sunstorm - Edge of tomorrow (2016) Frontiers Records
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
Tracks : 1.Don´t walk away from a goodbye 2.Edge of tomorrow 3.Nothing left to say 4.Heart of the storm 5.The sound of goodbye 6.The darkness of this dawn 7.You hold me down 8.Angel eyes 9.Everything you´ve got 10.Tangled in blue 11.Burning fire
2 out of 5

I´m a big fan of Joe Lynn Turner´s work in Rainbow, Hughes Turner Project, Yngwie Malmsteen and his 1985 solo album Rescue You.
But no matter how I hard I try to really appreciate the Sunstorm albums, the music just doesn´t move me. It´s this new kind of way of producing melodic rock that I can´t stand, the lines between AOR, powermetal and hard rock has been erased which saddens me.
There´s no room for nuances, everything is cranked to the max.
The 4th Sunstorm album "Edge of tomorrow" is the first not to include producer Dennis Ward behind the steering wheel and instead, JLT chose to work with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio instead.
On guitars we find the excellent six stringer Simone Mularoni (DGM) but his contribution as well as JLT`s great vocalperformance cannot save this album. The songs are too predictable.
Highlights : Edge of tomorrow
Recommended if you like W.E.T, Dynazty,Toby Hitchcock

Japam release DK Facepunch music video

Japam want to bring the bounce! Combining influences from the heavy, technical groove of modern djent to the melodic appeal of 90’s pop and rock music, the band strive to create an energetic and infectious soundscape that will infiltrate the ears and move the feet of any music fan. 
Japam has released a new music video for DK Facepunch, from their latest EP How´s My EP?

Active rock time, Fight The Fade deliver new single Falling

Oklahoma rockers Fight The Fade has released a new single on iTunes, listen to Falling here.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Review : Vega - Who we are

Vega - Who we are (2016) Frontiers Records
Produced by Harry Hess
Tracks : 1.Explode 2.We got it all 3.Every little monster 4.Nothing is forever 5.White flag 6.For our sins 7.Generation now 8.Ignite 9.Saving grace 10.If not you 11.Hurt so bad
3,5 out of 5

Oh la la, here they are again with more AOR anthems and stadium rockers. Brittania´s own Vega featuring frontman Nick Workman and the Martin brothers.
"Who we are" is Vega´s 4th studio album and a wetdream for AOR fans, the Martin brothers Tom and James are the main songwriters in Vega, and at the moment also the best songwriters on the label of Frontiers Records.
Tom and James Martin might not sell the same amount of records as the big ones of the 80´s like Desmond Child, Diane Warren and Russ Ballard. But they have definitely proven to release the same top quality of AOR smashes.
"Stereo messiah" from 2014 was a superb AOR album in a modern package and the new album continues where the previous one left off. "Who we are" is the twinbrother.
Highlights : Every little monster, White flag, Generation now, If not you
Recommended if you like Tower City, Def Leppard, Harem Scarem

The ReAktion from Chile welcomes you to the multiverse of rock

Chilean electro-heavy rock band The ReAktion has released a music video for the track Thousands of Memories, from their debut album SELKNAM.

Review : Osaka Punch - Voodoo love machine

Osaka Punch - Voodoo Love Machine (2016) Birds Rope Records
Produced by Osaka Punch
Tracks : 1.Theme to voodoo love machine 2.Eat red carpet 3.Actibreeze 4.Funky brother 5.Sex panther 6.Battleworm 7.Dancetown showdown 8.Muted woot 9.Electric jam on boogie 10.Livin the dream
3,5 out of 5

Welcome to the revival of the funk-o-metal carpet ride and I´m not talking about Electric Boys, oh no, this is the supercool band Osaka Punch from Brisbane, Australia.
These lads has created a crossover of funk, psychedelic rock and prog which makes their new LP "Voodoo love machine" a fun record to listen to.
They´re crazy, odd, groovy and smart. Osaka Punch is the pride parade of rock, oh yeah, they´re looking to be the cream of the crop of funk music.
Boring people should stay out of the way, there´s no room for bad attitute or negativity here. Join in and have some fun with a trip of artsy funkadelica.
Worth noticing is that the single "Stonk" available on Bandcamp, is not included on "Voodoo love machine". In case you want to hear more.......and you do.
Highlights : Actibreeze, Dancetown showdown
Recommended if you like Primus, Frank Zappa, Infectious Grooves

Tax The Heat´s debut album praised by British press

Tax The Heat is a rhythm and blues-infused rock and roll band from Bristol, U.K.
Their debut album Fed To The Lions is available on iTunes and Spotify.