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Whitesnake Return With First New Studio Album in Four Years “The Purple Album”

David Wilson

Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. “The Purple Album” will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. “The Purple Album” is a re-imagination of classic songs from David ...

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Interview with Magnus Henriksson of Eclipse

David Wilson

Just in time for the fantastic new Eclipse album, “Armageddonize” and their forthcoming appearance at HRH United (AOR 3) and headline tour, guitarist Magnus Henrikkson took some time to talk to Rock-Zone UK about the new record, startling prices for collectible CDs on Amazon, shepherd’s pie and English breakfasts (!) and his ...


Night Ranger’s Brad Gillis Talks to Rock-Zone UK

David Wilson

In advance of Night Ranger’s forthcoming jaunt to the UK (playing a very special show in London on the 12th of March, prior to headlining HRH Uniteds AOR stage  in Wales on the 14th), founder member and guitar legend, Brad Gillis very kindly spared some time to talk with Rock-Zone UK about ...

Issa – “Crossfire”

David Wilson

Review by Mick Parry I Have been listening to Issa’s latest cd “Crossfire” for the past two weeks now, her first new release since 2012′s covers album “Can’t Stop”, which is due to be released on the 20th February in Europe and the 24th in North America on Frontiers. For anyone not ...


The Quireboys – New Album “St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul” Out On 30th March 2015 – UK Tour February/March 2015

David Wilson

The Quireboys Realise Swede Dream With Album Number Nine St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul 4CD Deluxe Edition Available March 30 2015 Gracie B EP Released March 16 2015 Unplugged & Personal UK Headline Tour Kicks Off Feb 27 2015 Locked away for a week in the Swedish outpost of Klippan, the Quireboys couldn’t have imagined what would emerge ...


Care of Night – “Connected”

David Wilson

Review by Mick Parry “There must be something in the water” was the opening line from a song from my album of last year H.e.a.t.’s “Tearing Down The Walls”. There definitely is something in the water in Sweden -this is the second album I have reviewed this week from a Swedish band and ...

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SOTO – “Inside the Vertigo”

David Wilson

Jeff Scott Soto – one of today’s premier Rock frontmen and vocalists – and a union of hotshot young musicians bring you a slamming blend of melody and muscle in some of the freshest power metal to surface in years present. Together they are SOTO, and their debut album “Inside The Vertigo” will blow your mind ...


Extreme – “Pornograffiti” 25th Anniversary Edition

David Wilson

Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) first came out on A&M Records in August 1990, the follow-up to the band’s 1989 debut. The album is considered, according to the newly penned liner notes by Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome contained in the accompanying booklet, as the “definitive album” of the band’s ...


Eclipse – “Armageddonize”

David Wilson

Review by Mick Parry Three years on from the outstanding Bleed & Scream, Sweden’s Eclipse release there fifth studio album. The new album featuring the amazing vocal talent Erik Martensson and stellar guitarist Magnus Henriksson has managed to raise the level and produced, to these ears, a masterpiece. Heading toward the heavier ...


Night Ranger Play Special London Show on March 12th 2015

David Wilson

Night Ranger, the critically acclaimed San Francisco hard rockin’ band, will play a special concert at the London Islington O2 Academy on Thursday 12th March. The special London show is being treated as a rare and intimate, warm-up to their Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival appearance on Saturday 14th March. Regular Rock-Zone UK readers will know how much we loved ...


JETTBLACK return with a brand new single and video “EXPLODE”

David Wilson

JETTBLACK get serious in 2015, kicking things off with a headline tour and new single in February, followed by a brand new album ‘Disguises’ in April. Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 2007, and drawing inspiration from an era when rock bands had ‘entertaining an audience’ high on their list of things to ...

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Revolution Saints – “Revolution Saints”

David Wilson

Review by Mick Parry The perfect AOR cocktail, take one part Journey, add one part Nightranger mix one part Whitesnake and sprinkle the occasional guest star, that’s the Revolution Saints. Another supergroup put together on the Frontiers label comprising Drummer/Vocals Deen Castronovo , Bassist Jack Blades and Guitarist Doug Aldrich, have put together ...


Eldorado – “Babylonia Haze”

David Wilson

Review by Glynn Wright First off I’m a fan. No point hiding it. Having said that, the wait for this one was more nerve wracking than any wait over the last thirty years when bands you’d got into failed miserably with their eagerly anticipated follow-up. Eldorado’s previous efforts, “Golden” and “Anti-Gravity Sound ...

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Nubian Rose – Mental Revolution

David Wilson

Hopefully, you will all remember Rock-Zone UK raving about our new find, Nubian Rose – not just their fabulous debut, “Mountain” but also the storming performance that they put in at the inaugral HRH AOR? Centring on the magnetic charisma and majestic voice of Sofia Lilja, combined with the unique talent of guitarist Christer ...

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Harem Scarem – Thirteen

David Wilson

ow I realise I’ve mentioned this before, but when I interviewed Rock Sugar I asked them about the five albums they couldn’t live without. Singer Jess Harnell included an album called “Mood Swings” by Harem Scarem – and he said that he thought they were the band that should have been Bon ...

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Space Elevator – Live at The Railway Venue, Bolton 13th December 2014

David Wilson

I think that to start with I should declare that I have something of a soft spot for The Railway in Bromley Cross, Bolton. When they first opened four and a half years ago, the thought of what Jon and Hilary were hoping to achieve were totally mouth-watering – great music in ...


Bailey – “Long Way Down”

David Wilson

I am not going to apologise for this one. Yet another staggeringly amazing melodic rock album for 2014 …. and yet again from a BRITISH (who knew?) artist. It is almost getting embarrassing at the moment – the quality coming from the British Isles is truly unbelievable and, just when you think ...


House of X – “House of X”

David Wilson

“House of who?” I hear you cry! Well you might not recognise the name, but you have certainly heard of these guys. The last two years saw House of X honing their sound, touring all over Britain and Europe with a set made up of songs from their many and various “past ...


Lawless – “R.I.S.E.”

David Wilson

Alright, enough already! How many more albums can be released this year? Even more amazingly, how many of them have been completely mind blowing melodic rock/AOR? Yet, the biggest surprise for some will be the amount of pure quality from British bands! Yeah, you read that right … British! Not Swedish or ...

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Daylight Robbery – “Falling Back to Earth”

David Wilson

Regular readers will know that Rock-Zone UK (and I in particular) were big supporters of Daylight Robbery’s first album “Cross Your Heart” ( and we have been pleased to see them gain wider audiences with their appearaces at the inaugral Hard Rock Hell AOR in 2013, Sonisphere this year and, of course, ...

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