The second “Bluesin’” volume in the “By The Bayou” series concentrates on musicians from South Louisiana and South East Texas discovered and recorded by J.D. Miller and Eddie Shuler. These two giants of the post-war recording scene were supreme talent-spotters. They knew the sounds that appealed to the local record-buying public, their target audience. What they couldn’t have known, or even guessed at in their wildest fantasies, was that the appeal of their recordings would last so long and encompass the globe.
After their highly acclaimed debut album ´Voices of Rock MMVII´ Germany based producers Chris Lausmann (Bonfire, Jaded Heart) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker) did it again. The award winning team of Lausmann & Voss (´SAE alumni´ award for the best procuction 2007) decided to move on and write new gems in the vein of traditional Melodic Rock. On this album, you won't find any compromises, - no-one will jump onto a trendy train here.
QR (also known as Quiet Riot, Quiet Riot IV, or QR IV ) is the sixth studio album released in 1988 by the American heavy metal band Quiet Riot. The album featured a major line-up change. Singer and founding member Kevin Dubrow had been fired before the recording sessions began, and replaced by Rough Cutt vocalist Paul Shortino. Paul Shortino’s singing style was a radical departure from the metal screams of Dubrow. This album is less keyboard centric, and more of a guitar rock album.
Us metal rising stars Benedictum to unleash their fourth album "Obey" on Frontiers in December. Heavy Metal gets a needed shot in the arm with the long awaited and much anticipated new album from Benedictum “OBEY” due out for release on Frontiers Records on November 29th in Europe and December 3rd in North America. With a sound that nods to the legends of metal such as early Rainbow, the stylings of Savatage, Warrior, Rough Cutt, and Pyschotic Waltz along with shades of Black Sabbath; Benedictum unleashes OBEY that will surely bring pleasure to the Gods of Heavy Metal and their legions of fans around the world!
The first thing I want to mention is my love of Def Leppard. All of these songs mean something special to me. That said, I'm not typically a fan of tribute albums mostly because those who perform them are usually some garage band that nobody has ever or will ever hear of beyond the tribute, plus they just ruin the songs you love. This one however, is different.