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New Review – Mark Slaughter, Halfway There

Review – Mark Slaughter – Halfway There Ok let me get this off my chest from the getgo…Melodic rock bores me senseless and the reason, well thanks to certain record labels it has become so formulaic and you really struggle to identify one batch of cd’s from the next (cue the death threats). However having said that it you are…

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Voodoo Highway – The Ordeal

Voodoo Highway– The Ordeal Eversince I started Firebrand in what seems a life time ago I have come across so much up and coming talent that it seems unbelievable why this much talent is not more highly praised than it actually is. One such up and coming band so to speak that has been a firm favourite of mine for…

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Elmo Karjalainen: Age of Heroes (2017)

Finnish composer and musician Elmo KARJALAINEN has a present in the bands Kilpi, Seagrave and Helena & Kalevi and a past in Deathlike Silence. In addition he has a solo career going, which so far have produced 4 albums. “Age of Heroes” is the most recent of these, and was self-released by Karjalainen in early 2017. Karjalainen’s forte is instrumental…

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RPWL: A New Dawn (2017)

German band RPWL have been a going entity since 1997, and are celebrating 20 years as an active band this year. They have half a dozen studio albums to their name so far, as well as a number of live CD and DVD releases. “A New Dawn” is the most recent of the latter, and is set to be released…

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Fugitive: Locked & Loaded (2017)

UK band FUGITIVE have a history that goes back to 1990 from what I understand, although as recording artists I’m not aware of the band releasing any material prior to “In Transit” in 2008, and since then I’m only aware of the album “Black Planet” which appeared in 2015. Come 2017 and Fugitive returns with the EP “Locked & Loaded”…

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