Not to be confused with the Japanese metal supergroup, this Double Dealer was a Canadian band who's stock in trade was a blend of AOR and melodic metal.
"There’s no quicker way to become persona non grata in the metal world than to make a shift from an extreme metal style to a lesser one, particularly if it is one more conducive to radio sensibilities.
"One listen to this album and I was immediately drawn back to the sunset strip and the glory days of hair metal, but upon further listening to this album it goes so much farther. Kingdom of Rock by Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall is an amazing album and I only wish I would have heard of him sooner.
"Few things in this world are as predictable as line-up changes within Whitesnake. Last year’s brought the news of Doug Aldrich leaving the group only to be replaced by Joel Hoekstra (formerly of Night Ranger and Trans-Siberian Orchestra – and more).
"It’s been 3 years since The Murder Of My Sweet’s second album and eight since their debut introduced us to a unique brand of modern/gothic/symphonic Scandi hard rock, from the mind of producer/drummer Daniel Flores and fronted by vocalist Angelica Rylin.
"The inevitable and hegemonic Melodic Rock/AOR Italian label Frontiers Music will release "Now Or Never", the debut solo album from reputed vocalist Veronica Freeman (BENEDICTUM) under the mysterious moniker of THE V …On July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America, THE V that will shows anothe
"Preparing for this review, I looked back at the Zak Stevens' Circle II Circle career. To my surprise, in the twelve years since it's creation, Zak and crew have released seven albums. That's rather impressive, if merely for consistency and productivity.
"I was really wary of this when it was first released, for although Savatage is one of my favortie bands of all time, I figured that this was mostly a collection of Chris' ideas for a Savatage album that were deemed "not good enough" to be on an actual Savatage album.
"It's been - more or less - a year since I reviewed Chris Caffery's Faces/God Damn War (2004) double CD.
"For his first solo release since 2009s House of Insanity, Trans Siberian Orchestra/Savatage guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Chris Caffery has enlisted the help of virtuoso drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne) and keyboard player/composer Lonnie Park to create Your Heaven is