Happy Friday and yes, the weekend is upon us!! Thankfully we have some new tuneage to get us through the weekend. There are a lot of releases today and hopefully you will find something to make this weekend a rocking good time. I have quite a few I am excited to hear, however, not running out to buy anything yet until I hear them first (Thank goodness for streaming as it saves me money sometimes). My choices are highlighted in Blue. Let me know what interests you or even what I might have missed as it has been known to happen. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
- Work of Arts – Exhibit – (Frontiers Records): Thanks to Melodicrock.com, I came across this band. If you know the Jeff Scott Soto band W.E.T., the “W” is for Work of Art member Robert Sall who is in W.E.T. This band is an awesome piece if melodic rock in the same vein as maybe Toto and Journey and other bands of that ilk. Give it a try as I think you will like it.
- Pretty Maids – Undress Your Madness – (Frontiers Records): In what might be their 16th album (so many I have lost track), this hard rock band out of Denmark always deliver solid work and I am interested to hear what they have brought the table this time around. They rarely disappoint.
- Otherwise – Defy – (Mascot Label Group): The Patrick brothers are still together and the only original members of this Las Vegas hard rock band. They have never broke any new ground, but it is still excellent rock and after a hard day at work, nothing better than crank it up for the ride home. I am sure this will get some plays.
- Quiet Riot – Hollywood Cowboy – (Frontiers Records): Quiet Riot is kind of a mess lately. Make an album, fire the singer, make an album, fire the lead singer (or they leave, doesn’t matter you get my point). This time around though they didn’t go back in to re-record the album. James Durbin is still on vocals although no longer in the band. Vocal duties are now in Jizzy Pearl’s hands (or voice). And then on top of that, we have the tragic news of Frankie Banali battling Stage 4 cancer (I wish you all the best sir). I am not really looking forward to this to be honest. I am more interested in hearing what a train wreck it could be like the last one which sucked so bad, my dog had to run out and take shit!! And the video has James in it which is strange since he is gone and it is a bad lip sync job. But I will give it a shot.
And these I might try…
- Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders – Get the Money – (RCA / Sony Music)
- The Script – Sunsets & Full Moons – (Sony Music)
- Tyketto – Strength in Numbers Live – (Frontiers Records)
And the rest…
- Slayer – The Repentless Killogy (Live at the Forum in Inglewood, California) – (Nuclear Blast)
- Lionheart – Valley of Death – (Cocrete Music) (NOTE: Digital on 11/15)
- Hawthorne Heights – Lost Frequencies – (Pure Noise Records)
- Agnostic Front – Get Loud! – (Nuclear Blast)
- The Dark Element – Songs the Night Sings – (Frontiers Records)
- The Rolling Stones – Bridges to Buenos Aires – (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
- Radio Company – Vol. 1 – (Two Chair Entertainment)
- Bishop Briggs – Champion – (Island Records)
- Leslie Odom Jr. – Mr. – (S-Curve Records)
- Il Volo – 10 Years: The Best of – (Sony Music)
- Luke Combs – What You See is What You Get – (River House Artists/Sony)
- Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul – (BMG)