October Albums Music Videos / Singles

So here’s some of the music videos for October’s album releases. Which October release are you most excited for? To keep up to date with the music news, including album releases, please subscribe to our podcast, The Bards Corner Music News.  Read more »

Rage – “Seasons Of The Black” – Out Now

“Seasons Of The Black” is the 23rd studio album from Rage in their 33 year career. Built around Peter Wagner, Rage has certainly stood the test of time.

Seasons Of The Black was recorded at the Megafon studios in Burscheid, Germany and at the Soundchaser studios in Zandhoven, Belgium and produced by the band itself. Once again, Dan Swanö (Arjern Anthony Lucassen’s Star One, Marduk, Dissection, Opeth…) did the mix and mastering, and the artwork was created by Karim König. So whats the verdict on this one? Read more »

Accept – “The Rise Of Chaos” – Out now

Teutonic metallers ACCEPT  continue their steady stream of releases with “The Rise Of Chaos”, their fourth studio album since 2010.  Is this a good album, or are they just a long time band trying to cash in?

Hell no they aren’t! The album starts of with “Die By The Sword”, a song that had me singing along the first time i heard it. Lightning guitars, fast drums, and their trademark choir sound drew me into this album very fast. What an opener! Read more »

Quiet Riot – “Road Rage” – Out Now

QUIET RIOT returned to us on the fourth of August with their new album, “Road Rage”. Led by drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of the band since 1982), guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been in the band since 2004, they are joined by new vocalist James Durbin. “Road Rage” was originally scheduled for release in the spring of 2017, but with the addition of American Idol contestant James Durbin on vocals, the band decided to scrap the original sessions and record a new version of the album. Was it worth it?  Read more »

Kryptonite – “Kryptonite” review – out now

Who or what is Kryptonite? Isn’t that the thing that DC comic book villains and occasionally the goddamn Batman use to fight Superman? Well, yes it is. But it’s also a band from Sweden, so let’s stay focused on that for now shall we?

Kryptonite (still the band) began when The Poodles singer Jakob Samuel met up with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (yeah, i don’t know how he had the time either, that man never seems to stop – i can only presume he doesn’t sleep and only survives by consuming the souls of lesser producers. But everything he touch seems to be great so we can forgive a little Faustian style harvesting). Together with Serafino Perugino of Frontiers Music SRL they handpicked members for their new band. Read more »

Empire – “The Raven Ride” – out August 18th

EMPIRE is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) and they released very well received albums between the years 2001 and 2007. On each of these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians. Throughout 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music are reissuing revised editions these albums. Third in line, “The Raven Ride” will be released on August 18th, 2017 with one bonus track. So in case you missed it on The Bards Corner Music News lets talk “The Raven Ride”. Read more »

Warner Drive “Till The Wheels Fall Off” – Out Now

Warner Drive are an original group from Hollywood, and they’ve been working hard to grow their fan base. As a band they’ve shared the stage with groups like Ratt, Steel Panther, Papa Roach and The Killers, they’ve been touring internationally for years. “Till The Wheels Fall Off” is their forth album to date, but their previous three have had relatively low circulation.

So how best to describe them? Imagine that Bad News and Blink 182 had a baby, and they left that baby to be raised by Spinal Tap, but that baby grew up and recently broke into a music store. Yeah, I think thats about right. Read more »

Mr. Big “Defying Gravity” album review – Out Now

MR. BIG gathered in a Los Angeles studio and in a matter of six days recorded their new album DEFYING GRAVITY, their ninth original studio album and the starting point for a new worldwide tour. Here’s our thoughts on the album (which you can also get by checking out the Bard’s Corner Music News podcast or by checking out the Bards Corner Music News on YouTube).  Read more »

July Episodes of The Bards Corner

Here are the 2 July episodes of The Bards Corner Music News. You can watch them below and you can also subscribe to our audio podcast at iTunes, Stitcher and Blubrry. CLICK HERE to go to our podcast at iTunes.  Read more »

June 2017 #2 Music news – Gothica by TEN, Mr. Big, All 41, UK tour dates – The Bards Corner

Heather and Matt discuss the music news, including UK concert dates for FM, Vega, Graham Bonnet Band and Dirty Thrills, and talk about Gothica the 13th studio album from TEN, as well as new albums from Mr. Big and All 41.