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16
Jun

The Rods – Brotherhood Of Metal – cd – Steamhammer/SPV

The Rods from New York definitely have been one of the iconic protagonists of heavy metal in the 80*ies. They are still in the consistent lineup since 2008 featuring David “Rock” Feinstein on guitars & vocals; Carl Canedy on drums and Gary Bordonaro on bass. A three-headed fiery beast is to hail or demonize you on the cd cover. Heavy Metal maniacs set your amplifiers at maximum loudness and be enchanted by “Brotherhood Of Metal”!

The title song “Brotherhood of Metal” is introduced by classical piano melodies. The threesome were inviting to the studio recordings as special guest Lonnie Park on keyboards. David sets in by his epic canto and guitar-solo. When Carl joins in by a drum-blast followed by Gary a modern True Metal Hymn to the worship fo the lord of the pandemonium is performed. “Everybody’s Rockin’” is to kick your ass and make you headbang consecutively and David manifests that he is a virtuoso axe-shredder. TR were also in devotion to good ole‘ hard rock by “Smoke On The Horizon” and featuring Lonnie on keys in the style of Jon Lord. By “Louder Than Loud” Mr. Feinstein, the cousin of Metal-God Ronnie James Dio roars all the evil away from his soul. “Tyrant King” is for devotees of “Pain Killer”. “Party All Night” is a metal-jamboree song, with funky grooves by the excellent rhythm section and guitar-shredding. You have to judge yourself if you like this or eliminate the listening… “The Devil Made Me Do It” is definitely the culmination of BOM, by hooky songwriting, vocals and axe-bass-drums escapades in the final part. “Evil In Me” is the final track and kind of worship to DIO. Just dream of this title with him as front shouter and it would have been orbital.

Brotherhood Of Metal” is a highly intoxicating new work by The Rods. They keep up to their ancestral sound and the songs are damn rousing a lot of metal-fun, hell yeah!

Line-Up:

David “Rock” Feinstein (guitars, vocals)

Carl Canedy (drums)

Gary Bordonaro (bass)

13
Jun

Axel Rudi Pell – XXX Anniversary Live – cd – Steamhammer/SPV

Axel Rudi Pell is doubtless on of the best gitarreros worldwide. For his 30th Anniversary as solo artist he salutes his fans by a live-release of the “Knights Call Tour” entitled XXX Anniversary Live. He has gathered around him various extraordinary vocalists, but by Johnny Gioeli he definitely has a longtime excellence singer. Ferdy Doernberg on keyboards, Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Volker Krawczak on bass are the additional band-virtuosos.

When the band set in after the intro “The Medieval Overtrue” by “The Wild And The Young”each venue was definitely on fire. You can immediately fell the passion and blitheness of Axel to play for the delight of his freaks. “Fool Fool” was a joyride for his freaks to agitate as louder than hell background-choir. The consecutives “Oceans of Time” & „Only The Strong“ are the absolute highlights. Maestro Pell is devoted into love for classical guitar melodies and the canto of Johnny is ever so fervent. “Mystica” next features a rousing jam of axe, bass and keys and on top Bobby is to twirl his sticks by his varied drum-solo. “Tower Of Babylon” is the song of the magician on keyboards Ferdy, he really is wasd to hoodoo! “Warrior” captivates by the mélange of hard-rock and heavy-metal and Volker is the lowtone lord. “Rock The Nation” concluded every night as fiery headbangers neck-breaker and Axel was to shine again in the spotlight “Over The Rainbow” by his final soli.

The songs have been recorded at various locations, but they make you feel that there is presented one totality at one highlight-show and the sound is stunning!

Blessed be ARP to be continuing his musical journey by live-tours and studio-opuses.

Axel Rudi Pell as magical mystical six-string-genius and his bandmates at their best by XXX Anniversary Live*****

Line-Up:

Axel Rudi Pell . Guitars

Johnny Gioeli – vocals

Ferdy Doernberg – keyboards

Bobby Rondinelli – drums

Volker Krawczak – bass

20
Mai

Steel Shock @ Iduna – Drachten (NL) – 17-05-2019

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19
Mai

Tygers of Pan Tang @ Iduna – Drachten (NL) – 17.05.2019

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10
Mrz

Stef Paglia – “Never Forget” – cd & lp – Self-Release

Stef Paglia got into The Blues by his father, R.I.P. He died unfortunately in 2014. By the age of 12 he was grabbing for the first-time a guitar. He is definitely off course best known as guitar-maestro of The Blues Bones. By his continuing axe-career he was influenced also by additional styles from rock to funk. He has jammed with great artists like Laurence Jones, the Nimmo Brothers and been a member in the group of Sean Webster live. By 2018 he was joined by Joel Purkess on drums and Geert Schurmans on bass to found the Stef Paglia Trio. And in 2019 here is “Never Forget” as first cd & lp for your enchantment!

“Watch Out” starts by a short intro the Mississippi Delta Blues Style and melts into a diversified heavy blues-rocker with slow sensitive passages. By his guitar wizardry Stef manifests that he is definitely a fan of Jimi Hendrix and he sets his wah-wah pedals in activity. His voice is strong with a sweet touch. By the sing-along refrains this will be definitely a live-favourite to communicate with his fans. The second track “Take Me” is culminated by the bluesy jam-passages. The phenomenal rhythm section by Joel and Geert provides hell of a rhythm-groove sound-floor by their funky escapades. No feet can stand still by these… A song to flip out. By “The Dead Tree” Stef manifests what a awesome, diversified composer he is. “Mystery Heaven” is a love-tune for romancers, utmost sensitive and melodious by the slide-guitar extravagances. The absolute peak of “Never Forget” as broad instrumental. By “Twilight” the Trio was in the mood to blues’n boogie. “Dirty Woman” is absolutely puttin‘ its spell on you by the chants of Monsieur Paglia and on top the countryesque twangs. By his solo he lets his axe frak-out and Joel and Geert are able to manifest by their solos what a hot vibe-duo they are. By “Head Into The Unknown” Stef and mates were in the mood to blues-rock the Texas style. “Warmth Instead Of Cold” is by the calm passages absolutely thoughtful and Paglia’s six-string plays even have a jazzy note. In controversary Stef’s guitar solos in the heavier part are ever so sensational and shiny. Phenomenal, rousing conclusion!

The meaningful lyrics are by his girlfriend Iris Theunissen.

The sound-producer for the superb sound was no one less than fantastic drummer Wayne Procter.

Never Forget” by the Stef Paglia Trio a great oeuvre and proof of Stef’s creativity escorted by the exceptional musical twosome of Joel and Geert!

Stef Paglia Trio:

Stef Paglia – Vocals, guitar

Joel Purkess – Drums

Geert Schurmans -Bass

Songs:

Watch Out

Take Me Away

Freedom

The Dead Tree

Mystery Heaven

Twilight

Dirty Woman

Crush On You

Head Into The Unknown

Warmth Instead Of Cold

For the video pls. click on the pic above.

For tourdates pls. click above!

Logos & Photos c@Stef Paglia & Iris Theunissen

 

28
Jan

Tiny Legs Tim – “Elsewhere Bound” – LP/cd/Digital – Record Co. – Sing My Title – SMT-013 – Distribution – N.E.W.S.

Belgiun got the celebration of the Blues by internationally renowned festivals like Blues Peer, Swing Wespelaar Gevarenwinkel Blues Festival, Hook Rock Festival, Swamps like the Hoge Venen, river deltas of the Rhine-Maas&Schelde & special, palmary blues-artists like Tiny Legs Tim a.k.a. Tim De Graeve. He is a maestro to slide his bottleneck in red-heat on acoustic or electric six-string and to be a crooner with a special, barnstorming suffrage. He has recorderd 3 studio cd’s more or less as solo/duo-artist and one live cd featuring a small combo. For his 5th release and a glorified, magnified 2019 he was in the mood for a release with a large band, he entitled it “Elsewhere Bound”!

Elsewhere Bound” as title and album-track opens the round-dance as first song. The horn section inaugurates it with a big-bang. By the Grooves no feet will stand still and this song will definitely glorify your day. The rhythms remind a bit of “Get It On” by T. Rex. Tim’s guitar solos are Memphis-bound. The following “One More Chance” has a jazzy spirit, down way yonder in New Orleans. By “Still In Love” Tim’s retro chant is ever so seductive. He lets his electric baby talk in the reminiscence of the one & only B.B. King. “In The Morning” is a ever so outstanding Big-Band-Jazz with fabulous horns, piano and rhumba-vibes. “Nowhere My Home” is a melancholic ballad featuring Tiny Legs Tim as solo artist and playing his acoustic the finest, virtuoso fingerpickin‘ style. By “The Lovin‘ Kind” mister De Graeve was by his canto and guitar-escapades in the mood to boogie and his band, specially the horns for some finest “Latino Meets Jazz” celebration. Great unique and rousing blend ot the two styles. It manifests also the great skills of him as songwriter. “Don’t Be Sorry” spreads swampy, spooky sound-flair. “The Game” is the absolulte culmination of “Elsewhere Bound” as highlight ballad, with intoxicating, sensitive voice and acoustic delta-style reveries. It can be entitled an ode to all the big, smal rivers and swamps worldwide. “New Place” will take you by closed eyed on a trip from the Mississippi River to the Amazonas, great percussion-drums and bass solos. Blues Meets Jazz & South American Vibrations. “I Ain*t Reday is the final worship to all the blues-men in heaven from John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Albert and Freddie King to Stevie-Ray-Vaughan. Hell of a great empathetic solo blues-ballad as grand-final.

Elsewhere Bound” unites Blues-, -Rock, Jazz, Latino Sounds in sensational harmony. A fascinating opus for all music-devotees.

Elsewhere Bound“ available as LP/cd/Digital!

Pls. click on the cover above for purchase Link!!!

Tiny Legs Tim a starry, creative song-mastermind, virtuoso guitar-magician and chanteur*****

Tiny Legs Tim: guitar & vocals

Pics from Blues Peer 2015

Musicians:

Tom Callens: horn arrangements, bariton & tenor sax

Mark De Maeseneer: tenor sax

Marie-Anne Standaert: trompet

Yves Fernandez: trumpet

Luc Vermeir: Piano

Steven Troch: Harmonica

Filip Vandebril: Bass/double bass

Amel Serra García: percussion

Frederik Van den Berghe: drums

Pls. click on the pic below for the magnificient video of „Elsewhere Bound“:

RELEASE TOUR 2019:

22 February – De Singer – Rijkevorsel – Try-Out

1 March – AB – Brussel – Première

8 March – De Roma – Antwerpen

23 March – Estrado – Harderwijk, NL

28 March – De Casino – Sint Niklaas

29 March – 4 AD – Diksmuide

14 May – De Handelsbeurs – Gent

17 June – Banana Peel – Ruiselede

c@Tiny Legs Tim/Sing My Titel/photographer

19
Nov

Sari Schorr – Never Say Never -cd – Manhaton

Sari Schorr implemented the title of her second opus “Never Say Never“ into real action before she recorded it live at The Grange Studios in Norfolk (UK).  She changed the producer and chose Henning Gehrke; he was also by many of the titles a co-songwriter. Also she felt the time was appropriate for a new band-lineup – Ash Wilson – guitar; Bob Fridzema – Hammond & keboyards; Mat Beable – bass and Roy Martin on drums.  Sari‘s phenomenal voice was already ever so stunning by her first strike “A Force Of Nature“ and her live-charisma on the following tours. Many fans loved her old band and had some skepticism when she accounced her new bandmates. Hey folks “Never Say Never“ and listen first to it and enjoy it without prejudice!

“King Of Rock And Roll“ as first tune electrifies by the swampy intro musically. When Sari sets in with here canto she sings utmost soulful, before it turns heavy blues-rockin‘.  Sari is absolutely on fire by her voice in the middle passage and Ash contributes by his solos a new, fresh guitar sound by creativity.  A hooky blues-harp outro concludes the song. Hellish hot opening culmination. „Thank You“ as second title manifests that Sari is much more into rock by mood by her second recording and Ash lets his axe talk by some wah-wah effects. Maximum track-explosivity… The cover-version of „Ready For Love“ written by Mick Ralphs continues the legacy of Bad Company by their highlight period.  Very special and loveable would have been a vocal-duet together with Paul Rodgers. Sari interprets the songs with her own passion. Bob is in the spotlight by his e-piano-solos  as master-key-magus. He is an absolute top-enrichment as lord oft he keys! „Valentina“ has the Memphis soul-sound of Stax by groovy, funky basis-rhythms by Mat and Roy. Sari and band, specially Wilson by his gitarrero-fervidness  make it spicy and chili-hot by their heavy rockin‘ jam. By “The New Revolution“ Sari continues the vocal-legacy of Anna Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner. This struttin‘ Rock’N Roller‘ will be definitely a live-highlight. The refrains will invite the freaks to sing along most powerfully as background-choir, besides flipping out by dancing.  “Beautiful“ is as ballad to be characterized as “Over The Rainbow“. It features the flamboyant mélange of emotion andd passion, without being too sentimental by Sari’s singing. Mister Wilson’s guitar-escapade renders tribute to the legendary Gary Moore. Dreadful-magnificent climax of “Never Say Never“! “Turn The Radio On“ has absolutely hit-character to enter the single charts. The melodies and vocals are spreading a gospelous atmosphere and positive mood. This song will make your morning, day or soirée bright and happy at whatever time or wherever you are. By “Freedom“ Sara and musicos are rockin‘ again, a song predestinated as highway-anthem. Every musician manifests his virtuosity, but specially Bob and Ash are killin‘ it musically by their duels. Sari sings ever so hot-blooded to keep the demoniac bogey away from her angelic soul!  By the title song „Never Say Never“ written by Ian McLagan the high-priestess Schorr concludes the album by peaceful, laid-back and meditative mood.

Maestro Gehrke did hell of a job as producer; he created a sensational, crystal-clear sound for all songs. He defntitely had the especialness and precise feeling to maintain a rockin‘ roughness and sensitiveness  whenever being suitable.

“Never Say Never“ is definitely one of the bluesrockin‘ masterpieces of 2018 by diversity with female voice. If the other blues divas sound too smooth by your gusto the flame of ecstasy will be lighting fierily by lady Schorr’s chant. Music devotees of all genres will be captured by the eleven songs from their very first listening.

Sari Schorr performs absolutely in the top-league of female artists.

 Her musical star shines brighter than bright at the nightly firmament by “Never Say Never“*****

Sari Schorr – vocals

Band:

Ash Wilson – guitar

Bob Fridzema – Hammond & keboyards

Mat Beable – bass

Roy Martin on drums

Songs:

  • King of Rock and Roll
  • Thank You
  • Ready for Love
  • Valentina
  • The New Revolution
  • Beautiful
  • Turn the Radio On
  • Maybe I’m Fooling
  • Back to L.A.
  • Freedom
  • Never Say Never

c@Sari Schorr, Manhaton & photographer

11
Nov

The Unity @ Live-Music-Center – Emden – 02-11-2018

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7
Nov

Axel Rudi Pell @ Live Music Center – Emden – 02.11.2018

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31
Okt

Axel Rudi Pell – Knights Call – cd- Steamhammer / SPV

Axel Rudi Pell is definitely one of the most renowned axemen from Germany worldwide. By his 17th studio album „Knights Call“ his phenomenal band featuring Johnny Gioeli – Vocals , Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards , Volker Krawczak – Bass and Bobby Rondinelli – Drums have escorted him in the studios. By the cover design showing a haunting horse carriage-pathfinder and his black stallions speeding off the castle, you could expect a medieval rock-creativity, but beware a magic hard rock opus will unfold its mysticism by “Knights Call“!

“The Medieval Overture“ is by the intro passage calm and by the guitar-melodies dreamlike before “The Wild And The Young“ as first real title is announced by battle-assault drum-strokes.  Johnny sings fervently as ever. Beyond all the pounding rhythm-beats are reigning the six-string-wizardries by  maestro Pell. Hell of a melodious hard-rock-storm is to commence and to enchant.  The second tune „The Wild And The Young“ sounds modern and pretty heavy. “Long live rock“ is a five-starred obeisance to the metal god Ronnie James Dio as singer by Johnny and Cozy Powell as drum-legend by Bobby. And Axel’s solos are so stunning. Mister Blackmore hasn’t played so greatly and fervently since a long time.  “The Crusader Of Doom“ is the shiny song-culmination by the tempest-axe-intro,  the palmary voice of JG, the whole melody-structures and background-refrains. This will be defintitely a hit also live. By “Truth And Lies“ as instrumental every band member has a special spotlight by his solo, but specially to single out are the keyboard-extravagances of Ferdy.  “Beyond The Light“ as ballad manifests again the great song-composing skills of Axel The lead-chant of Johny and multi-harmony background-voices will definitely put a positive spell on you, besides the royal gitarrero-knights extravaganzas of ARP. “Follow The Sun“ is a stunning hard-rock’n rolla even with a blues-rockin‘ notch. “The Tower Of Babylon“ can be entitled a modern hard-rock hymn with hit-character as final grandiosity-hymn. Volker is the lord of lowtone bass-rhythms and  Axel is to atomize by his black-axe-magic a last time.

„Knights Call“ is absolutely as awesome and shiny as its predecessors. A must-buy for all guitar- and hard-rock- and general music-freaks.

 Axel Rudi Pell is the grandioso giterrero-knight to hoodoo by the magico of „Knights Call“*****