Once again we are so lucky to get some amazing new and incredible music released, some by new bands and others by some well known established groups. Below is four of my picks that week that i think deserve a listen...
Judas Priest - FIREPOWER (Epic Records) - From one of the most beloved bands in metal history comes studio album #18 from Judas Priest. If you are a fan of the old school sound then you will love this album as it crosses between DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH and RAM IT DOWN. The production by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap captures the band at their absolute best with Lightning Strikes and my favorite from the album, No Surrender.
FIREPOWER is out now!!!
see Lightning Strikes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUzcxJNZKC4
Myles Kennedy - YEAR OF THE TIGER (Napalm) - This one is NOT what I expected from one of the best vocalists in the world. The album is an acoustic record that features Myles digging deep into his soul and creating songs that will touch you as well. All the songs deal with the death of Kennedy's father back in 1974 when the singer was only five. each song will touch you and maybe stir up some emotions in you as well.
YEAR OF THE TIGER is out now!!!
see Year Of The Tiger - www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3L9_6aJi2Q
Shiraz Lane - CARNIVAL DAYS (Frontiers Music) - From Finland comes this amazing band that have blown me away with their debut album. Each song is completely unique in its style and paroack and the band wear their influences on their sleeves, especially on the title track which sounds like Hanoi Rocks meets the stray Cats. If you like L.A. Guns, Great White, Slaughter and Aerosmith, this album will appeal to you. It took me thirty seconds to realise this is a special band and a special album.
CARNIVAL DAYS is out now!!!
see Carnival Days - www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV8Fbu1wpIQ
Vega - ONLY HUMAN (Frontiers Music) - As i listened to a few songs from the album I was shocked to find out this is Vega's 5th album. Melodic, heavy and full of harmony, ONLY HUMAN is a near perfect album that has the classic sound we love, but is new fresh and very well produced. The standout track is Last Man Standing. a song that uses keyboards properly, has crisp vocals and just a classic groove. Bon Jovi meets Whitesnake with a visit from Styx.
ONLY HUMAN will be released on May 11, 2018
see Last Man Standing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJwetamgXA
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