ALBUM REVIEW: Star One – Revel In Time

It’s been twelve years since composer Arjen Lucassen released 2010’s Victims Of The Modern Age under the Star One banner, which in itself was eight years removed from 2002’s Space Metal. Fortunately, the project’s vision remains intact despite its sporadic output with all the tropes that fans have come to expect out in full force on Revel In Time (InsideOut Music). There’s plenty of cheesy Prog goodness to go around informed by Power Metal tempos, crunchy guitars, bombastic keyboards, and a slew of vocalists delivering pop culture Sci-Fi lyrics in over-the-top fashion.

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Celebrating 50 years in the music business, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker has recruited a wide selection of different musicians on the latest release, Immortal (Nuclear Blast), a hard-edged rock album that perfectly showcases his talent and versatility. With Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow) acting as the main singer, the vocal side is bolstered by the likes of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), the record’s co-producer Michael Voss (Mad Max) and former Rainbow frontman Joe Lynn Turner.

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Tarja Announces Reissue of “From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)”

World-renowned singer Tarja will reissue a new version of her previous Christmas album From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas), due for release arrives On November 6 Via Earmusic. Tarja tours behind her Christmas album to sold-out audiences all over the world. The release also includes Christmas Together: Live At Olomouc And Hradec Králové 2019. It will be available as a limited, 2CD digipak. Pre-order it here.

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Extreme Guitar Tour 2015 Dates Announced


The Paramour Group and JAAB Productions present the Extreme Guitar Tour 2015, featuring Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and Black Knights Rising (Goldy, Vinnie Appice on drums, Mark Boals on vocals, Allesandro Bertoni on keyboards and Dean Guitars CEO Elliot Rubinson on bass). Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple) and Canadian rockers Old James will be opening every show. Dates are below.

Special guests Joe Lynn Turner* (Rainbow, Deep Purple) Canadian rockers Old James will be opening every show.

Jan 21: Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA *
Jan 22: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA *
Jan 23: House of Blues – Hollywood, CA *
Jan 24: Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV *
Jan 25: Rock Star Bar – San Jose, CA
Jan 26: Tonic – Portland, OR
Jan 27: Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
Jan 29: The Garage – Moorehead, MN
Jan 30: POVS – Spring Lake Park, MN
Jan 31: Arcade Theater – St Charles, IL
Feb 01: Reggies – Chicago, IL
Feb 02: Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
Feb 03: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Feb 04: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Feb 05: Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
Feb 06: Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
Feb 07: The Chance – Poughkeepsie NY
Feb 08: BB Kings – New York, NY
Feb 09: Empire – Springfield, VA

*Joe Lynn Turner appears on this date

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