with more and more visitors finding these pages, I thought it was about time to join MySpace. I hope that move makes it easier to add music from the cd´s I review. and also it makes it easier sometimes to contact bands.
With the recent edition of Aardschok magazine came this promotional single from Arjen Lucassen´s all star Star One project. It will also be included in the next edition of iO Pages.
Don´t know about you, but I am really excited with the prospect of another album from Arjen (or Ayreon). So far all his output has proved to be right up my ally.
Tracks are full versions of Digital Rain and 24 Hours. Both clocking in at over 7 minutes and sounding the way I like it. For those familiar, do not hesitate, put it on your buy list. For those not knowing Ayreon or Star One but into progressive metal; WAKE UP! This is music that is essential to add to your collection.
To all others out there who are not in the aforementioned categories: sleep well….
Just read the news that Gotthard´s singer Steve Lee died in a freakish motor accident. Apparently he was biking in the USA…
I think he was a wonderful singer. His voice always full of passion, character and warmth. Definitely lifting the band to a higher level. At the moment I am listening to the 1996 album G just to bring back some great memories about him. His shoes will prove hard to fill.
I am proud to announce that my band Chinawhite is featured in edition 40 of the famous British magazine Fireworks.
Not only did Nicky Baldrian publish an interview with yours truly, our song How Many Miles from our latest CD Challenges is also present on the free CD that comes with the magazine. You can hear a sample of that track on our audio page.
Just read the unbelievable news that the mighty Ronnie James Dio passed away after fighting cancer for over 6 months. First my condolances to all his family and friends, he shall be missed but never forgotten.
I think the first time I heard him sing was on the Long Live Rock ´n Roll album by Rainbow. He was a powerhouse then, as he was on his most recent output. An unearthy achievement most singers will never be able to reach. The Rainbow album still ranks among my favorites. Rainbow Eyes for instance is a ballad few can match. And the hard rocking tunes are timeless also.
Yes his passing is a great loss to the world. I will keep on listening and he will be entertaining other folks or fighting the dragons, be it in Heaven or Hell… Rest in Peace.
Coming weekend is the second edition of the Melodic Rock Fest as organised by MelodicRock.com. Alas I won’t be there, but I hope that Andrew (who runs the site) will be able to welcome a lot of visitors to make this happening financially viable. The line up looks killer, so I am sure it will be a great party.
If you like melodic rock and are able to join, visit the Fest in Illinois USA!