There is so much to like about Thyself Inimical, the newest song by up and coming metal band The Weeping Gate. But be warned, this song is not for the faint of heart. This is some seriously heavy and complex metal. Where do I start? The songwriting, musicianship and the production are exceptional. I highly … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Thyself Inimical By The Weeping Gate
Queen has always been known for their outstanding live shows. A long time staple of the live Queen experience was a selection of cover songs. In the early days the band played a medley of rocked up songs from the 1950's and 1960's. The songs were made popular by artists such as Elvis, Ricky Nelson … Continue reading Live Spotlight: Queen – Big Spender
Sometimes it is best to just let the music do the talking. This is definitely the case with Steve Vai's extraordinary instrumental Building The Church. It is the opening track to his 2005 album Real Illusions: Reflections. Steve Vai has long been known for his out of this world guitar skills. He is also a … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Steve Vai – Building The Church
Much like Stryper, Mortification is a bold, in your face Christian metal band. Whereas Stryper opted for melodic metal, Mortification has predominately produced extreme metal. Primarily known as a death metal band, Mortification has also released thrash metal albums, as well as more traditional heavy metal albums. Regardless of the metal subgenre the one constant … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Erasing The Goblin By Mortification
What will it take for fans to fully support the solo output of Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks? The lack of substantial support for any of his solo projects is baffling. His band mates, (Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett) have all found varying degrees of commercial success outside of Genesis. Somehow that … Continue reading Tony Banks, What Will It Take?
As a long time fan of Steve Hackett I am quite happy for his current success. His recent Genesis Revisited tours have proven to be quite popular. He recently announced another Genesis Revisited tour for 2018. It would seem that he is pleased to be playing in front of larger audiences. Hearing his brilliant touring band play … Continue reading My Fantasy Steve Hackett Setlist
I recently had the great pleasure of seeing Queen + Adam Lambert in concert. Wow, what a phenomenal show! Brian May, Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and the entire band rocked. During the band introductions long time keyboard player Spike Edney received light, polite applause. Based on the response it was apparent that many were not … Continue reading An Appreciation For Queen’s Spike Edney