Sunday, July 5, 2020

Supergroup Echobats release new song Save me from loving you

"Save me from loving you" is the new single from supergroup Echobats featuring members of Whitesnake, Ace Frehley, TNT etc. The band is Tony Harnell, Joel Hoekstra, Matt Starr, Eric Levy, James Lomenzo. The song is written by Harnell and Hoekstra.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Lionheart bring pomprock to the table with Thine is the Kingdom

Lionheart was originally formed in 1980 during the NWOBHM period and consists of current and former members of Iron Maiden, MSG, UFO and Shy. Line up: Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden), Steve Mann (MSG), Rocky Newton (MSG),, Clive Edwards (UFO)
Lee Small (SHY). Their comeback album The Reality Of Miracles is out July 31st on Metalville Records, featuring the single "Thine is the kingdom". Get ready for pomprock and listen: Thine is the kingdom

Retrowave time with Ollie Wride and new single Juliette

Whenever you need a refill of retrowave, Ollie Wride is the man to give it to you. 
Here he is with the brand new single "Juliette".

Chicago rockers Releaser drop cover of Richard Marx´s Should´ve Known Better

For the first time in our lives, we recently saw live music come to a total standstill. Chicago four-piece Releaser, however, isn’t letting 2020 slow them down.

Releaser met and assembled with the common objective to deliver you the highest quality songwriting and live performances that their decades of collective grind and know-how could muster. The music is astute and effective. The lyrical content is honest – something too many artists have abandoned in favor of sounding important. The vocals and melodies are the reason you check out new music. These guys will have you singing in your head at work like a pro.

Stephen, Andre, Duane and Jeremy saw in each other the pieces that had been missing in previous projects. With a different atmosphere of talent and trust, a new culture revealed itself:like-minded and hardworking, where the only band leader is the song.

After debuting their EP, Retox, and sharing the bill with national acts like Local H, Lucky Boys Confusion, The Spill Canvas, Punchline, Red Sun Rising, The Black Moods, Them Evils, Selfish Things, Radkey and AM Taxi, Releaser has begun churning out new material for a sophomore drop.

One week away from hitting I-55 south for seven showcases at SXSW, 2020 was gearing up to be a hectic one. We all know what happened next. But this isn’t these guys’ first rodeo in confronting adversity.

Releaser met the challenge by continuing to demo for their upcoming full-length. The band also recorded and shot a video for Richard Marx’s Should’ve Known Better, out and streaming on July 3 rd , 2020.

Should´ve known better

Former Family Force 5 drummer with solo project Teddy At Night

Teddy Boldt aka Teddy At Night used to play drums for Family Force 5 and Wavorly, he has dropped a few solo singles where the latest one is "Blueberry water".
Listen here: Blueberry Water

Thursday, July 2, 2020


Digitally mastered analog recording, yeah I love the text on the artwork of this CD because then you know it´s made in the 80´s or 90´s before the hysteria of remastered releases swept over the world like a pandemic. Remastered albums don´t always mean it´s better than the original release, it could be but sometimes it ruins the original recording so I prefer "digitally mastered analog recording" on the album sleeves.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Loverboy-Get lucky (Originally released on vinyl in 1981 on Columbia Records and on CD in 1984) Produced by Bruce Fairbairn, recorded at Mushroom Studios, Toronto. Performed by Mike Reno-Vocals, Paul Dean-Guitars, Scott Smith-Bass, Matthew Frenette-Drums, Doug Johnson-Keyboards

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC - Heaven and Hell-The devil you know

This one should have been released as a Black Sabbath album since it´s the same line-up as the Mob Rules album but they were forced to change their name and decided to use the same title as the 1980 album. But don´t be mistaken, this is just as much Black Sabbath as the Dio era from Heaven and Hell to Dehumanizer.
A modern classic.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Heaven and Hell-The devil you know (Released on Roadrunner Records in 2009) Produced by Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales. Performed by Ronnie James Dio-Vocals, Tony Iommi-Guitars, Geezer Butler-Bass, Vinny Appice-Drums and Mike Exeter-Keyboards

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC - Tears For Fears-The seeds of love

Today, most artists record their albums on a music software on a computer which is easy and not as expensive as hiring a producer and a big studio room but the question is, can it replace the sound quality of a big studio production? I think not. Just listen to this album from 1989 that costed £1.000.000. It also sounds like a million bucks, just wow.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Tears For Fears-The Seeds Of Love (Released on Fontana/Phonogram in 1989) Produced by Tears For Fears/Dave Bascombe, performed by Roland Orzabal-Vocals/Keyboards/Guitar, Curt Smith-Bass/Vocals, Ian Stanley-Keyboards, Oleta Adams-Keyboards/Vocals, Pino Palladino-Bass, Phil Collins-Drums, Simon Phillips-Drums, Chris Hughes-Drums, Manu Katché-Drums, Randy Jacobs-Guitar, Neil Taylor-Guitar, Robbie McIntosh-Guitar, Nicky Holland-Keyboards, Simon Clark-Keyboards, Luis Jardim-Percussion

Monday, June 29, 2020

What do you get if you combine dance, electronica and classic pop? You get Indoor Fins

Timothy Nelson is Indoor Fins, a really cool artist from Perth, Australia who is influenced by 70´s psychedelic rock, dance music and classic pop. His debut EP "Amber Arcade" sounds like an awesome mix of Daft Punk, Supertramp and E.L.O.
Stream or purchase the EP at:

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Alternative rock band Point North and their brand new vision

Hopeless Records artists Point North releases their new album "Brand new vision" on August 21st, check out the title track right here:

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC - David Foster-David Foster

The compact disc digital audio system offers the best possible sound reproduction - on a small, convenient sound-carrier unit. The compact disc´s remarkable performance is the result of a unique combination of digital playback with laser optics. For the best results, you should apply the same care in storing and handling the compact disc as with conventional records.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : David Foster-David Foster (Released in 1986 on Atlantic Records) Produced by Humberto Gatica and David Foster, recorded at Lighthouse Studios, California. Performed by David Foster-Keyboards/vocals, Michael Landau and Lee Ritenour-Guitars, Tris Imboden and Carlos Vega-Drums, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider and Lee Loughnane-Horns, Richard Page-Backing vocals, Olivia Newton-John-Vocals

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Electrifying dance-rock duo Club Danger featuring Derek Mount of Family Force 5

Club Danger is an electrifying alt-rock/pop duo consisting of skillful producer/vocalist Riley Friesen (Jen Ledger, Stephen Christian, 7 Days in Alaska) and prolific songwriter/artist Derek Mount (Family Force 5, Brique a Braq, Juno Kids).
Listen to the new song "The Trouble" from the upcoming debut album.

Hard hitting Arena punk from The Hara and their forthcoming EP We Are The Movement

Completing ‘UMIB’ tour selling out 5 of their biggest shows, and completing their Tramp Brain Tour promoting their EP of the same name with sold out dates around the country THE HARA are starting 2020 with the release of their new single "Animals” - with their brand new WE ARE THE MOVEMENT EP coming very soon.
Check out Animals here:

Friday, June 26, 2020

Odd Palace are ready turn heads with new single Distance

Odd Palace are ready to turn heads with new single "Distance", taken from the band´s second album "One Step Closer" out November 6.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Wellmess featuring Red Revision shares Sweet Mirage lyric video

Wellmess featuring Red Revision - Sweet Mirage. Ok, now that is about all information I can give you. This release on Epidemic Sound doesn´t come with an enormous press release.
Rock from Sweden that bring thoughts to Prime Sth.

Ocean Hills drops modern rock anthem Death or Liberty from upcoming album

He has been the voice of melodic hardcore band IGNITE, but just left the band to pursue his passions in music and animal rescue. Zoli Téglás has also been the front man for the bands Pennywise and the Misfits. Téglás in addition has a nice resume of acting in Hollywood movies (Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), The Alienist (TV series - 2020), Spectral (2016), Tyrant (TV series - 2015, 2016) and is known as an activist for animal rights and environmental protection for many years. Now Zoli shows another interesting facet of his personality with the launch of his brand new US Alternative Rock band, OCEAN HILLS.

Their upcoming album "Santa Monica" drops September 25, 2020 on AFM Records, featuring the single "Death or liberty". Check out the music video here:

Heavy pop band Electric Enemy release Hollow Eyes single

This London based band make Heavy Pop music with powerful lyrics in response to the world around them, speaking to a generation looking for something they can relate to and revel in.
After three critically acclaimed singles - Climb, Save Me, Heartache Melody. ELECTRIC ENEMY drops 4th single "Hollow Eyes".

Broken Hands set to release 2nd album Split In Two on August 7

Canterbury, UK based rock band Broken Hands signed with SO recordings for the release of their second full-length "Split in two", out August 7th 2020.
Their latest single is "Can you feel it" and it´s available here:

Nashville based indie rock band Hardcastle finalize EP with For A While

Hardcastle is Graham & Miles Laderman, Val Hoyt, and Noah Christian. The band lives together in Nashville, TN and has formed a formidable brotherhood making music with each other. Hardcastle draws their inspiration from bands like Coldplay, Oasis, and Radiohead, which has led them to develop a fresh, yet eerily nostalgic sound that is all their own.  
The song "For a while" is the final piece of the puzzle that becomes the first Hardastle EP available at:

Monday, June 22, 2020

The temple of music

"The temple of music" by Osokin on DeviantArt"

Music over my head, well I can´t complain with not having any new music to listen to because the albums are lined up like children waiting for the ice cream man. Here are the reviews I want to write on or Palace of Rock in a near future.


Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev and Flying Tigers release solo album

The album ”Open” is a beautiful collection of never heard before songs written over the last two years by Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev and Flying Colors. Some are rough mixes, while others are large productions. All are an exploration into the idea of connection, relationship, and acceptance of life´s vast changes that come.

Stream or purchase the album here:

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Way down to Aussie rockers Ocean Alley

Sydney, Australia based rock band Ocean Alley´s 3rd album "Lonely diamond" is out now, featuring the new single "Way down".


Vacation now so things are a bit slower on Palace of Rock plus there is a heatwave in Sweden, the warmest midsummer in 50 years. But I will check in from time to time so here´s another fine gem in my series of....

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : The Who-Face dances (Originally released on vinyl in 1981 on Polydor, CD reissue in 1997 on MCA) Produced by Bill Szymczyk, recorded at Oddysey recording studios, London. Performed by Roger Daltrey-Lead vocals, Pete Townshend-Guitar/vocals, John Entwistle-Bass/vocals, Kenney Jones-Drums and special guest John Bundrick-Keyboards

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Spanish synthwave band Maxthor with a sound of futuristic-nostalgia

Coming out of Spain in a haze of neon lights, electro synth pulses and eighties rock brilliance is Maxthor, a three piece with a unique and original retro futuristic sound.

Forging a broad spectrum of influences, Maxthor take irresistible echoes of eighties giants like Phil Collins, Billy Idol and Survivor and filter them through their own lens of synth driven futurist-nostalgia. The results are intoxicating; insanely catchy songs, beautifully crafted and drowned in electronic atmosphere and synthpop hooks. There’s metal, italodisco and retro aesthetics in the mix - it’s a cocktail of sounds that makes Maxthor a truly unique proposition.
Maxthor´s new album "Fiction" is out now, featuring the single "When the night falls"

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC - Kansas-Point of know return

If you´re not familiar with Discogs, you´d better register an account there now because it´s like an amusement park for record collectors where you can sell and buy the vinyls, cassettes, box sets and compact discs you are looking for. Plus you can also add your own record collection to your page.
Get started now.
One of the first I added was the box set with Kansas including this beautiful album.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Kansas-Point of know return (Originally released on vinyl in 1977 on Kirshner, CD reissue in 2011 by EPIC in The Classic Albums Collection) Produced by Jeff Glixman, recorded at Woodland Studios, Tennessee. Performed by Rich Williams-Guitars, Kerry Livgren-Guitars/keyboards, Dave Hope-Bass, Phil Ehart-Drums, Steve Walsh-Vocals/keyboards, Robbie Steinhardt-Violin

Monday, June 15, 2020

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC - Iron Maiden-Somewhere In Time

Metal fans are the most loyal fans in the world, never giving up on supporting their favorite bands to collect all releases, no matter if it´s vinyl, CD or digital. I´m like that,if I started buying records from a band I like, I won´t stop.
So here´s one of the best from a legendary British metal band.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Iron Maiden-Somewhere in time (Originally released on vinyl in 1986 on EMI, CD reissue in 1998 on Parlophone) Produced by Martin Birch, recorded at Compass Point Studios, Bahamas and Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands. Performed by Steve Harris-Bass, Bruce Dickinson-Vocals, Adrian Smith-Guitar, Dave Murray-Guitar, Nicko McBrain-Drums

Bad Plans release Troubled Young Soul single

Jesse Hardiek is the man behind Bad Plans, a Nashville based alternative rock act with the brand new single "Troubled young soul" out now.
A contender for your latest playlist.

Progmetallers Oceans of Slumber announce album no.4

Texas based progressive metal band Oceans of Slumber will release their 4th studio album this fall, the new self-titled album is out on Century Media Records on September 4.
Check out the new song "A return to the Earth below" here:

Sunday, June 14, 2020

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC - Aerosmith-Toys in the attic

From my childhood, I have so many memories from Aerosmith because my brother introduced me to the bad boys of Boston and their early albums, especially this one listed below.
Back then it was the vinyl who ruled, it´s a different story now.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Aerosmith-Toys in the attic (Originally released on vinyl in 1975 on Columbia Records, CD reissue in 1993 on Sony Music) Produced by Jack Douglas, recorded at the Record Plant, NYC. Performed by Steven Tyler-Lead vocals/piano, Joe Perry-Guitars, Brad Whitford-Guitars, Tom Hamilton-Bass, Joey Kramer-Drums

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Get some L.A connection with Redlight King and Lift The Curse

"Moonshine" is the newest album from L.A rockers Redlight King, out now. "Lift the curse" is the latest single to be released from their new studio album. Listen here:

Thursday, June 11, 2020

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC - Queen-Sheer heart attack

Sheer Heart Attack was my introduction to Queen, my brother owned the LP and I was 10 but had no idea what kind of music waited for me out there because my parents mostly listened to country music. But the world of rock music would change my life entirely.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Queen-Sheer Heart Attack (Originally released on vinyl in 1974 on EMI, CD reissue in 1993 on Parlophone) Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, recorded at Trident, Wessex, Rockfield and Air Studios. Performed by Roger Taylor-Drums/vocals, John Deacon-Bass/acoustic guitar, Brian May-Guitars/vocals, Freddie Mercury-Vocals/piano

Introducing Bonavega for fans of Mika

Bonavega is living the glam rock dream on America´s Got Talent, he´s got the world under his feet so join the rocknroll parade and watch the official video for his new single "Pain and pleasure".

Swedish rock band Royal Punch Club gets the motor running on debut EP

"Welcome to R.P.C" is the debut EP from Swedish rock band Royal Punch Club, the EP is now available on Spotify and iTunes and features the tracks 1.Never break down 2.Kick me 3.Grand illusion 4.In oblivion 5.Second time around
Stream the EP at: Welcome to R.P.C

Sunday, June 7, 2020


This past week, the rock and roll industry has lost three legends, guitarist/songwriter Bob Kulick (Balance), bassist/singer Steve Priest (The Sweet) and producer/artist Rupert Hine. I have honored them all by listening to some of their best records but with Hine, I chose to listen to the one below who Hine produced. R.I.P.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Saga-Heads or tales (Originally released on vinyl in 1983 on Maze Records, CD reissue in 1994 on Polydor) Produced by Rupert Hine (RIP 2020), recorded at The Farmyard, Buckinhamshire, England. Performed by Michael Sadler-Lead vocals/keyboards, Jim Crichton-Bass/keyboards, Ian Crichton-Guitar, Jim Gilmour-Lead keyboards/vocals, Steve Negus-Drums

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Ludwig Hart delivers get-in-your-car-and-just-drive rock song Bloodshot Eyes

Ludwig Hart is a promising new artist from Sweden, his debut album was released in 2019 and Ludwig recently dropped the brand new single "Bloodshot eyes" for fans of Jackson Browne and Fleetwood Mac.
Check it out here:

French pop band Colours In The Street release new album All The Colours

Colours In The Street are a pop band from France, their debut album "Royaume" was released in 2015 and the follow-up "All the colours" will be out on July 3rd featuring the single "Somebody".
Watch the official video here:

Grey Daze featuring Chester Bennington drop 4th single Soul Song

"Soul song" is the 4th single to be released from Grey Daze´s new studio album "Amends", out June 26. Grey Daze released two albums with the late Chester Bennington in 1994 and 1997 before Chester moved on to Linkin Park. The new album "Amends" was recorded before Chester passed away but was finished to see the day of light in 2020.
Listen to "Soul song" here:

Friday, June 5, 2020

Betty Moon announces new EP Translucent

Betty Moon, the Southern California based songwriter, producer and larger than life persona has unveiled the new single “Dead Out Of Love” along with her new EP entitled ‘Translucent’. The EP kicks off with the guitar driven single, which is a return to Moon’s rock n’ roll roots with arena-worthy riffs and stellar production paired with Moon’s unforgettable voice. ‘Translucent’ as EP gives the listener a bit of everything Betty Moon has been known for, including layers of electronic, indie, funk and dance energy. The 6 song release and single will be released on Spotify and Apple Music next Friday, June 12th.
Listen to "Dead Out Of Love" here:


In most cases, bonus tracks are considered to be leftovers, poor demos and a waste of space but in some cases like the remastered version of this classic album from The Sweet, the bonus tracks are really cool. It was a natural choice to pick this one since I heard of the tragic death of Steve Priest last night, he was a real rock legend.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : The Sweet-Off The Record (originally released on vinyl in 1977 on RCA and reissued and remastered with bonus tracks on CD in 2005 on BMG) Produced by The Sweet, recorded at Audio International Studios, London. Performed by Steve Priest-Bassguitar/vocals (RIP 2020), Andy Scott-Lead Guitar/vocals, Brian Connolly-Lead Vocals (RIP 1997) and Mick Tucker-Drums (RIP 2002)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

German indie rockers Kid Dad announces In A Box album

"In A Box" is the upcoming album from German indie rock band Kid Dad, available August 21st on Long Branch Records. Check out the latest single "A prison unseen" and three other album tracks at:

Monday, June 1, 2020

Rapmetal act Relent are aiming high with Low

Formed in early 2016, “Relent” hit the scene with their first single “Rise” that quickly became a fan favorite. With a unique in your face style that is often compared to musical Giants such as , P.O.D, Sevendust, Linkin Park, and Breaking Benjamin, its hard to believe that the label “Christian” is something they wear very proudly. Their message and passion is all wrapped up in a ball of intensity in their live performances. They are projected to be the biggest act to come out of the Christian Rock Scene since the early days of P.O.D.
RELENT´s new album "Heart attack" is out now, featuring the single "Low".

Russian hard rock band Louna release new single

Louna are a hard rock band from Moscow, Russia. They celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2019 and recently released their latest single Из этих стен (From These Walls).

Citizen Soldier reveal new track from upcoming album Down The Rabbit Hole

"Down The Rabbit Hole" is the upcoming album from Salt Lake City based rock/metal band Citizen Soldier, release date to be announced soon. Check out the brand new song "Hope it haunts you" here:

Battle Rock 3 featuring Raphael Lake on 3 tracks

Battle Rock III is a compilation of various artists in the active rock genre, film composer and epic music songwriter Raphael Lake contribute with 3 tracks featuring his friends Mark Greenwood and Daniel Murphy.
Check out the tracks :

Blues Saraceno delivers the pumping hard rock anthem Victory

Blues Saraceno received his first record deal at the tender age of 16 with "Guitar for The Practicing Musician." The first record is called called "Never Look Back". He then recorded "Plaid" and "Hairpick" for them as well. All three were instrumental albums that sold well over 100,000 copies.

He went on to play with Michael Bolton, Taylor Dayne, Cher, and toured the world several times over with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker of " Cream ". He recorded " Crack a Smile " with the band POISON their last album for Capitol Records.
His latest single "Victory" is out now.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Los Angeles based duo TeamMate releases Landlocked single

Scott Simons and Dani Buncher are TeamMate, an alternative pop duo from Los Angeles that debuted with the self-titled album in 2017. Several singles followed as well as the SZN EP last year. Their new single "Landlocked" was written before the lockdown but it´s out now on all digital platforms.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Night Game has a magic trick for you

Martin Johnson is The Night Game, a fabulous pop artist from Boston, Massachusetts. The Night Game´s debut album from 2018 features the hitsingles "Kids in love" and "The Outfield". In late May, 2020 this supertalented artist gives us another fabulous pop song in "Magic trick" available at.

Friday, May 29, 2020

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC - Anvil-Forged in fire

Some bands don´t need any introduction, Canadian metallers Anvil are one of those bands. They have influenced a lot of big heavy metal bands playing stadiums while their own career kinda remained at a club-level. The riff on the title track of their second album "Metal on metal" is classic but my personal favorite is the 3rd studio album that should be in every metalhead´s collection.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Anvil-Forged in fire (Originally released on vinyl in 1983 on Attic Records, CD reissue in 2003 on Unidisc). Produced by Chris C.T Tsangarides, recorded at Phase One Studios, Toronto, Canada. Performed by Lips-Lead guitar/lead vocals, Robb Reiner-Drums, Ian Dickson-Bass, Dave Allison-Rhythm guitar/vocals

Morse/Portnoy/George announce their return to the cover to cover series

Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George will release their third cover album "COV3R TO COV3R" on July 24th, featuring renditions of songs from Gerry Rafferty, Yes, King Crimson, David Bowie, Squeeze, Tom Petty, Jethro Tull, Badfinger, Lenny Kravitz and Ringo Starr.

Thursday, May 28, 2020


The queen of funk, Betty Davis, had a short career and only released 3 albums in the early 70´s. She used to be married to jazz legend Miles Davis who accused her of having an affair with Jim Hendrix. A young and soon-to-be-famous Neal Schon is playing guitar on her first album from 1973. But her best album is her swan song "Nasty gal" that has become rare on CD.

THE WORLD OF THE COMPACT DISC : Betty Davis-Nasty Gal (Originally released on vinyl in 1976 on Island, CD reissue in 2017 on Light In The Attic Records). Produced by Betty Davis, recorded at Mediasound, Manhattan, New York. Performed by Betty Davis-Vocals, Larry Johnson-Bass, Fred Mills-Keyboards, Semmie Neal Jr-Drums, Carlos Morales-Guitar