Sunday, April 23, 2017


A couple of years back I reviewed a really interesting album that grabbed my attention at once. Sailing To Nowhere's debut release, "To The Unknown", was a damn fine slice of melodic power metal platter full of strong melodic lines, heavy riffs and solos, solid performances and a bunch of some killer songs that left me with a sweet impression.

REVIEW : WARRANT -- Louder Harder Faster (2017)

Warrant is a band that since its creation has sold millions of records worldwide, had two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos...and the list goes on and on!!! Pretty impressive! Warrant was one of the most popular and successful hard rock bands that came out of Hollywood, CA in the late 80's, early 90's. Albums like their debut or 'Cherry Pie" are classic!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

REVIEW : CREAM PIE -- No Secrets (2017)

Cream Pie is an Italian Hard n' Sleaze band that was founded back in 2005. Their style is moving somewhere between bands such as Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Skid RowL.A. Guns but with a more updated and fresh approach that makes the final result extremely enjoyable.

Viana: huge feedbacks for the debut album

Viana's debut album is receiving amazing feedbacks all around the world from fans and media alike! Here's a collection of quotes from press reviews that show the great reactions received so far:

"Stefano Viana and his band come up with a rather splendid little album, guaranteed to please the diehards of the genre". - Kieran Dargan / Fireworks n. 78 (Spot on review - UK)

"This debut by Viana is a very well crafted album, with 10 tracks perfectly balanced between hard-rock and melodic rock, and played by a band composed by some of the best today's italian rock musicians" - Denis Abello / (81/100 - Italy)

"Dream Team, Dream Album, Dream Show: that's what you're going to hear and live with such a big class album" - Francesco Cacciatore / Rock Rebel Magazine (5/5 - Italy)

"Pleasant since the first listening, this album shows clearly what kind of goals can be achieved in the next future by this italian guitar player" - Alicia Albertos / ViriAOR (8/10 - Spain)

"Viana is a new project which really needs to be recognized, and it reminds us that Italy is not good just for wonderful cities, food and beautiful women, but also for very talented rock musicians" - Diego Gonzalez / Rock & Prog (8/10 - Argentina)

"VIANA's debut is such a beautiful record all the way! Beautiful melodies, harmonies to die for, amazing guitar licks, strong vocal lines and, most of all, heart and soul in a debut that is a big must have for every AOR lover out there" - Vassilis Hassirtzoglou / Heavy Paradise (8,5/10 - Greece)

Street Symphonies Records is very happy to celebrate this outstanding receptions with the release of a new full track on Youtube, the heartfelt ballad "Follow The Dawn": Viana - "Follow The Dawn" Official Audio

STARSICK SYSTEM; lyric video for “Bulletproof” available!

Check out the video on youtube at this link:

Bassist Valeria Battain comments on the track:Bulletproof is song of “rebellion" but with an ironic tone. It will take on a personal meaning to everyone who hears it, but the message is the same: stand up for what you believe in, no matter what other people say, face your enemies, be proud of you and take back yourself respect against bullies, self-centered and arrogant ones. We chose this song as first single cause the mood and the melodies are the perfect evolution of our original sound. It’s a perfect match of heavy riffing and catchy refrains that is what distinguishes us mostly!”

Sunday, April 16, 2017


I really like this band a lot. Either with "Antillius: The King Of The Light", in 2014, or with the brilliant "Twilight Of The Gods", in 2015, KALEDON is a solid Epic Power Metal band that when it comes to deliver a strong record it's there to offer powerful songs with great arrangements that please every fan of this scene.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

REVIEW : Helker -- Firesoul (2017)

Argentina's metal band of Helker strikes back with its brand new opus which is entitled "Firesoul"!! Lead by extraordinary vocalist Diego Valdez and a pure melodic power metal sound, Helker is back again to deliver another solid record full of big melodies, heavy to the bone guitars and powerful songs.

Terry Ilous' new solo album is entitled "Gypsy Dreams"

 'GYPSY DREAMS' will be available in digital format on iTunes and Pledgemusic on April 28th, with the CD to follow in May ! Get early shipping by pre-ordering your copy now @

Friday, April 14, 2017

REVIEW : CHANS -- Hard Won (2017)

Chans is a two-piece Rock/Alternative band that was formed in fall of 2016. The duo is recognized for their high-intense energy and live performances and from their previous/current bands(The Fallacy, Trench). They combined their inspirations and influences into writing hard hitting instrumentals but, also, singing harmonized heart-full alternative rock music.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

REVIEW : Aldaria -- Land Of Light (2017)

ALDARIA is a new all-star project and "Land Of Light" is entitled its debut album. The music style here is influenced by bands such as Helloween and Avantasia and sounds perfect for the lovers of the metal opera scene.

Monday, April 10, 2017

REVIEW : SLEAZY ROXXX -- Topless Suicide (2017)

Judging from the excellent (!!!!) front cover and the name of the band Sleazy RoXxX suddenly someone understands that this band plays classic sleazy hard rock/metal in the vain of Poison, Pretty Boy Floyd and the newer ones such as Crazy Lixx and Reckless Love.