ALBUM REVIEW: Sabaton – The War To End All Wars

Sabaton is a group that has applied their singular, surefire sound to all their works while still making each release entertainingly compelling and special. For over twenty years, this Swedish Power Metal quintet has affected the scene with their fierce vibrato and hard-hitting intensity. They have become well-known storytellers who bring history to life through their knowledgeable lyrics and grandiose style of playing. Their capacity to carry historic war themes through their skillful writing has allowed them to carve into the new genre of Military Metal. They released an album in 2019 called The Great War where they shared tales from World War One. They knew they couldn’t fit all the war’s remarkable events on just one album so now they are getting ready to release a full-length follow up stocked with more stories. The War to End all Wars (both Nuclear Blast) continues the band’s narrative on WW1 and does so with exceptionally exhilarating enthusiasm. Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Books a Winter 2021 Tour for Their 25th Anniversary

Progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced a return to their winter Christmas-themed charity tours for 2021. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album
Christmas Eve And Other Stories, the tour embarks on, November 17th with l visit 59 cities for 99 performances across ending on Thursday, December 30 in Cleveland and St. Louis. Pre-sales for TSO fan club members will be held on Thursday, September 9 at 10 a.m. local time and Friday, September 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Additional pre-sales will be on Monday, September 13 and Thursday, September 16, both at 10 a.m. local time. General public on sale is set to begin on Friday, September 17 at 10 a.m. local time.

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Watch Dee Snider Perform a Concert During Cobra Kai Season 3

After Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take” became part of the classic training montage scene in Cobra Kai Season 2, Dee Snider showed up for more during Season 3, which debuted on New Years’ Day. The entire season features rock and heavy metal music on the soundtrack from Motley Crue, Journey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, other 1980s classics, and more. At a concert featuring Dee’s solo band, protagonist William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence character even remarks “That’s Dee Snider, the most badass rocker ever!” Watch Dee perform “The Kids Are Back” and “I Wanna Rock.”Continue reading

Jeff Scott Soto Shares New Web Series, New Solo Album Due This Fall

Hard rock and progressive music vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Sons of Apollo, Trans Siberian Orchestra, ex-Journey) will release his new solo album, Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) on November 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017’s Retribution was co-written and produced by Frontiers Music Srl’s in-house producer Alessandro Del Vecchio. The first single from will be made available on Wednesday, September 16. Frontiers Music Srl has released the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Wide Awake (In My Dreamland).Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) Cancels Their Entire Fall 2020 Tour Due to The Pandemic

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the multi-platinum, critically acclaimed progressive rock group which raised more than $725 million for charity, has announced the cancelation of its fall 2020 tour due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. which is sweeping the globe. The band shared a statement. Continue reading

Watch Trans Siberian Orchestra Perform a New Song “Can You Hear Me Now” Live

Trans Siberian Orchestra is astounding crowds on their annual holiday season tour through the end of the year. The long-running act has been touring for twenty-one years in 2019, and as a result of their charitable efforts, they have raised nearly 17 Million Dollars for local charity organizations in every city they perform. The theme for 2019 is inspired by their smash debut album Christmas Eve And Other Stories (Lava/Atlantic) Yesterday in Newark, New Jersy, the band performed a new song for the first time ever. TSO member and featured singer/musician Kayla Reeves sang the soulful unplugged song ‘Can You Hear Me Now’, which according to the story Chris Caffery told beforehand, was a song written by late TSO leader Paul O’Neil and found on an old tape of his. O’Neil passed away in 2017. Your heart is not ready for this much emotion in a performance! Watch this fan-filmed clip now! Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces Their Winter Tour Dates

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), and thus a celebration is in order. The band has announced their Winter Tour 2018 Tour, their annual November-December trek. This season brings a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve”, featuring late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill‘s timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater, is set to begin on November 14 and will visit 65 cities across North America, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30 (see full itinerary below). TSO’s Winter Tour 2018 is presented by Hallmark Channel. Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announce New Tour Dates

Co-founder and driving force of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Paul O’Neill, passed away back in April (details), but as they promised, the band will carry on and perform in his honor. Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra To Perform In Honor Of Paul O’Neill

Co-founder and driving force of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Paul O’Neill, passed away back in April (details), but the band has vowed to carry on and perform in his honor. Continue reading

Inglorious – II

From the bombastic opening salvo of lead single ‘I Don’t Need Your Loving’, it is apparent that Inglorious are a rock group of a thoroughly vintage nature. Having formed in 2014 and hailing from Blighty Inglorious are rockers with a self-confessed love of 70’s rock. Continue reading