Monday, October 29, 2018


(Rat Pak Records)

Okay, so we had to wait thirty years for a follow up to their debut. L.A. based rockers, Roxanne return with their long awaited sophomore album, 'Radio Silence' and I'm hear to say it was well worth the wait! Comprised of, Jamie Brown on vocals and guitars, John Butler on guitar,  Joe Infante on bass and  David Landry on drums. The band serve up 11 tracks of supercharged classic rock influenced music and like so many from the great artists like Led Zeppelin,  Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy and Queen, to name a few, is meant to be enjoyed from start to finish, in one sitting, with no distractions, and PLAYED LOUD! The album also features cameo appearances by George Lynch, King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick and Korn drummer Ray Luzier.  This album is excellent from start to finish. Personal favorites are, "Someone To Kill", "Girls Alright", "Thin Blue Line", "Man In The Moon", "Go Fuck Yourself" and "First Mistake". The songs are well written and the songs get in your head almost immediately. As soon as you finish your first pass through this one, you'll be ready for round 2. There are very, very few albums now a days that I listen to front to back that are worth listening to front to back, this is definitely one of them. Hands down on the best rock albums I've listened to this year. - Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


THE HOWLING TIDES by The Howling Tides
(Independent Release)

The self titled five song Ep from four-piece Rock band from Staffordshire in the UK known as The Howling Tides is a rowdy package of hard driving riffs, screeching breaks combined with powerhouse vocals making for one hell of a listening experience. The band is comprised of Rob Baynes on vocals and guitar, Hayden Kirk on guitar and vocals, Luke Lawley on bass and vocals and Steven 'Herbie' Herbert on drums.  Hats off to producer Aynsley Lister (one of my personal favorite guitar players) who's bluesy influence has definitely has rubbed off on the band's overall vibe. A vibe that has a addictive classic rock sound that is tight as a drum , while their sound may bring to mind the likes of Led Zeppelin or Aerosmith in their prime, make no mistake The Howling Tides bring their own flavor to the table and it tastes oh so good! From the opening shot of adrenaline filled, "Cheap Painkiller" to closing riff laced swagger of "Running Blind, this Ep has no duds, hell the only thing that disappoints is its only five songs.  Simply one the best bands to come out this year. Just four guys putting out outstanding music that is raw, not over produced, and flat out ROCKS! - Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


LOVE EQUALS WAR by Care Of Night
(AOR Heaven)

Whew! I am so glad that Swedish based melodic band, Care Of Night have returned with their sophomore release, 'Love Equals War', another superb example of high quality melodic rock music. Paying homage to bands like Journey, Giant and Toto while making their own mark and taking their rightful place as one the premiere melodic rock bands of our time. Comprised of, Calle Schönberg on vocals, Kristofer von Wachenfeldt on keyboards, Vocals, Viktor Öström Berg on guitars and bass and Linus Svensson on drums. Their songs are simply amazing combining elements such as smooth and memorable vocal melodies, great guitar solos and killer production. The whole album is very strong but some highlights include the cracking opening track, "Your Perfection", the majestic grace of, "She Leads You On", "Hit", the hook laden chorus of "Please Don't Leave" and the brilliant guitar riffs and memorable chorus of "We'll Find A Way". Care Of Night is one of the rare bands that you can throw on the earbuds, shut the lights out & just get lost in the music. Overall, 'Love Equals War' is essential listening for anyone that loved their debut, 'Connected' and is highly recommended to fans of intense melodic rock.Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society