Malcolm Young, rhythm guitarist with AC DC, has died from dementia aged 64. Co-writer, along with his brother Angus, of some of the most iconic songs in hard rock, he was a key element in forging their trademark sound. Our prayers and thoughts are with Angus and the Young family.
Threshold have a new album out and its a monster double album. It is a concept album, but despite the title, isn’t about hobbits. The album sees the return of Glynn Morgan who was last in the band circa 1993/1994. Sift through my Spotify playlists and a few Threshold albums will appear, but I don’t remember that listening to them that much. I have only listened to a few songs so far, but it sounds good. The song in the video I linked to has a radio friendly quality to the chorus. However, with several lengthy numbers and something like 1 hr 20 mins of music, it seems like more of an album for existing fans rather for those just dipping their toes into Threshold waters.
If I had to pick one of my fave ‘new’ bands, these guys would be somewhere near the top of the list and this trailer sounds good, but the first 2 videos that I saw before stumbling upon this weren’t very promising with the one sounding like they had sacked the guitarist.
I was scrolling though my YouTube feed whilst listening to the new Steelheart song, when I came upon this. Europe meets Purple and Led Zep. It will be interesting to hear what the new album sounds like.
I was sitting yesterday morning surfing through my YouTube feed and bookmarked the following:
Sons Of Apollo
An all star line-up featuring PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN. One of my favourite singers fronting a band that sounds like early Dream Theater, should be a dream come true? I’ve listened to this a couple of times and I’m not sure its working for me. Maybe when I listen to the whole album it will click.
Of course, I’m a sucker for pure AOR and Boulevard are one of those bands that I always had on my list to check out, but never did. I guess I can now.
Still love the voice, but this song isn’t that special.
Dan Reed Network
A little funk AOR is always welcome.
Not sure why, but it looks like Eden’s Curse have re-recorded their debut album.
I was reading about these guys in the latest edition of Powerplay magazine. Always welcome in small bursts.
Whilst the idea seems great, I guess it all depends on how much you like your pop songs messed with, assuming you are familiar with them in the first place!
A bit of cheese is welcome.
Quite a few weeks after Brett Richey got in touch to say that they have a new album out, I finally got a chance to check it out.