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Blue Öyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult In 1972, Classic Rock idols Blue Öyster Cult first 'unleashed' what would become a unique & all-new hybrid or blends of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Initially fueled via Agents Of Fortune in 1976 and '(Don't Fear) The Reaper', they'd soon solidify their reputation via the oft-ingenious Some Enchanted Evening (1978) and Fire Of Unknown Origin in 1981, the group would become a vital global power. Fortunately for all parties involved, they now find themselves on the cusp of a huge resurgence with the release of the sweat-soaked in-concert testmanet Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014. But are you ready?Read More

Flying Colors

Flying Colors

I've always 'self-identified' within the Hard Rock & Heavy Metals of ago. Accordingly I am often drawn into the realm of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal & Prog Super Groups. A prime example of this is the Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy-fueled Flying Colors. After issuing their self-titled debut (2012), they bolstered their reputation via Live In Europe (2013), Second Nature in 2014 and Second Flight: Live At The Z7 in 2015. Thus, with the release of the hotly-anticipated Third Degree (2019), they at long last appear entirely destined for the world-wide recognition they have so rightfully earned during their time.Read More

Sons Of Apollo

Sons Of Apollo Amid the realms of super groups, the hype is often greater than the result. Examples of such arguable failures surround us all. Fortunately, this is not the case with Sons Of Apollo. Rising from the 'ashes' of The Winery Dogs, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Billy Sheehan, vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and keyboard deity Derek Sherinian quickly joined forces. Now, with the successes of the mighty Psychotic Symphony (2017) all but in the past, the quintet is officially poised to unleash the thunderous MMXX, their latest--and greatest--multi-dimensional auditory offerings to date.Read More

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Black Star Riders

Blackstar Riders

As a 'journalist', I am often skeptical in regards to all-new artists. This was not the case with Hard Rockers Blackstar Riders. Releasing their debuts All Hell Breaks Loose (2013) followed by The Killer Instinct in 2015 and Heavy Fire (2017), the group unleashed the mighty Another State Of Grace in late 2019. Fortunately, bassist Robbie Crane was brave enough to speak with us in regards to, among so many other things, his oft-tumultuous tenures as a member of Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) and Hair Metal goliath Ratt.Read More

Jim Peterik

Jim Peterik

When The Ides Of March master-mind Jim Peterik founded Survivor in 1978, few could have forseen the impact they would have. Issuing the multi-Platinum Eye Of The Tiger (1982) and the Jimi Jamison-led Vital Signs (1984), they'd continue on prior to imploding in 1988. Now, twenty-three years after his final departures from the group, Peterik has once again returned with the often mighty Winds Of Change (2019), the latest--and quite possibly greatest--offerings from the underrated 'all-star' collective World Stage.Read More

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Motörhead

Motörhead

Just when it appeared my increasingly-damaged psyche had been graced with every noteworthy variation of the 'tried and true' Vinyl Re-Issue formulation, a release that actually piqués my interest emerges. My lingering obsessions with the singularly ingenious Black Crowes and Krokus deluxe vinyl treatments not fully withstanding, the impacts of such artists have typically fallen well short of their expectations. Not surprisingly, you can only imagine our pure listening satisfaction with the highly-anticipated release of the Motörhead Bomber and Overkill LP reissues. Read More

Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday

When Pop-Punk masters Taking Back Sunday 'issued' Tell All Your Friends, their reputation was already Rock solid. Propelled by the single 'You're So Last Summer', it quickly became their best-selling effort to date. Re-solidifying their ever-morphing line-up after the release of their self-titled debut EP, Now, with the oddly well-timed re-issue upon us (via newly-anointed catalog juggernaut Craft Recordings which acquired Victory Records in 2019), they appear destined to carry on with the quasi-Emo and Hardcore spirits of their prototypical, genre-defining past. Read More

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Lindsay Schoolcraft

Lindsay Schoolcraft

At this point, my obsession with Cradle Of Filth has been 'well documented'. Not surprisingly, those feelings extend to their keyboardist. Accordingly, once I'd discovered Lindsay Schoolcraft as a solo artist, I became a truly dedicated fan of her oft-distinctive tonality. Now with the release of the brilliant Martyr, the Ontario-born multi-octave vocalist is destined--or so it would seem--for a long and fruitful career that, believe it or not, manages to encompass elements from several Classical and Black Metal sub-genres. Hear More

Pyramids On Mars

Pyramids On Mars

I'll be the the first to admit my life-long love of instrumental guitarists. Although the 'collective catalogs' of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai once left me enthralled, I ultimately found myself searching for a fresher alternative. Fortunately, this is truly the case with Pyramids On Mars maestro Kevin Estrella. Now with their latest Extraterrestrial-dictated release Edge Of The BlackEstrella has once again resolidified his reputation as a genuine and sincere creative force not to be ignored amid the Instrumental Prog Rock genre. Hear More

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Audio-Technica BPHS1 Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

As a Podcaster who also happens to be a passionate husband and father, interviewing artists sans annoyance is a concern. Once I had discovered the Audio-Technica BPHS1 Headset, so many of my worries were quelled. As you can imagine, we were only more than happy to share our newest auditory realization(s) with our readers as part of our re-vamped GeekTech feature that now focuses entirely on the various hardware, software and, to a larger extent, the latest must-have gear everyone needs to reach their ultimate full Geek potentialities. Read More

Popsky Vintage Bluetooth Turntable

Popsky Vintage Bluetooth Turntable

I'll be the first to admit that I've quickly become a turntable snob. Although I often attempt to justify my behavior by 'falling back' on comparisons of sound quality, my blue collar roots are low-fi. Fortunately, the new Popsky Vintage Bluetooth Turntable, both flexibilities and practicality are delivered via a small, full-featured unit. Putting ours to the test with a series of classic Thrash Metal titles, we quickly found ourselves throwing the horns. Stay tuned to experience our abuse and discover why you should or shouldn't spend all your hard-earned cash. Read More

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Blue Öyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive new (!) Blue Öyst​er Cult Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 Giveaway(s)! Taken from the group's 2014 performance at the Hard Rock Casino in Northfield, Ohio, Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 neatly showcases seventeen (!) of their greatest hits. Serving as a introduction to the latest 'modern' chapter in their already lengthy career, Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 is sure to to appease even the most cynical of Classic Rock enthusiasts.Read More

Temperance

Temperance

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive new Temperance Viridian LP Giveaway! The follow-up to the equally ingenious gem Of Jupiter And Moons (2018), Viridian finds the quintet 'firing on all cylinders'. Mixed and Mastered by the oft-acclaimed Jacob Hansen, the blistering first single 'Mission Impossible' sets the pace and tone for what follows. Easily their most potent effort to date, Viridian is seemingly guaranteed to leave any Power Metal follower only begging for more. Read More

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