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Pick of the month for 8 - 2019
Spread Eagle-Subway to the Stars
I have revamped the picks section into more of a buyers guide. I figured that I would give a little more exposure to albums that are must haves and are still available as far as I know. If you have questions beyond the descriptions given, email me. Thanks for checking this section out.
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It's nice to have great bands return to the scene. It is even greater when they return with the intensity that they had years ago. Spread Eagle has put out some good material, but it has been quite awhile since we have heard new sounds. 'Subway to the Stars' is a solid return with some really good aggressive stuff and also some excellent melodic stuff. It's a good mix of balance. The chemistry is still there and I really didn't find any weakness with this album. They have released some videos that you can check out via Youtube. If you are not familiar with this band and are into traditional old school hard rock sounds, you really should check out the new material. Been a fan a long time and find this album very worthy of the main pick!   Also, check out the other great music below!
Hell's Addiction-V1.0   ©2019 Hell's Addiction
Great old school style hard rock music. This release is a short e.p. but what is here is great! The style would fit nicely with bands like Skid Row or Guns 'n' Roses. There is some decent flash, good melodic infusion, and good chemistry in the songwriting and delivery. You definitely want to search these guys out.
For Fans of:  Hard Rock Website: Hell's Addicition Facebook
Whitesnake-Flesh & Blood   ©2019 Frontiers Records 
This really is a great album. You get a mix of old classic Whitesnake mixed with the flash of the late 80's version of the band. The music is accessible with some good hit potential in certain markets. I do believe that this one has been selling well and for good reason. Definitely worth your time if you are a fan of traditional hard rock! 
For Fans of:  Hard Rock   Website: Whitesnake Official Website
Roxy Blue-Roxy Blue   ©2019 Frontiers Records
A bit of a different approach for this 80's favorite. Quite a bit heavier and a little less polish with the return of Roxy Blue and the self titled album. I found it to be really good even if it isn't necessarily like the band's 'Want Some?' album. Ended up pretty happy with this album. Especially the track 'Collide'. 
For Fans of:  Hard Rock  Website: Roxy Blue Official Website
Bad Blood-Bad Blood   ©2019 Bad Blood
Very cool new band and new release. The band Features former members of Adelitas Way, The Last Vegas, and RapScallions. The band is a good mix of old school and more modern hard rock. They will definitely have appeal to both audiences. You can also check out the Vezt app with which the band worked with on ownership rights.
For Fans of: Modern Hard Rock   Website:  Bad Blood Official Website
Takida-Sju  ©2019 Takida/Universal Music
Absolutely love this band. Had to track this one down as an import, but it was well worth it. Songs are fairly melodic and catchy. This band isn't as well known in the States, but draws very big audiences in Europe. Music has an edge but is very accessible to many audiences. Very memorable modern rock album!
For Fans of: Modern Hard Rock  Website:  Takida Official Website
Beastö Blancö-We Are   ©2019 Rat Pak Records 
Cool third album that continues the sound from the previous two studio albums. You get more Calico Cooper on vocals this time around. The band continues to evolve, but also retains their core sound. The band's sound is somewhere between White Zombie and Motörhead. Very cool band that features Chuck Garric of Alice Cooper!
For Fans of: Modern Hard Rock    Website:  Beastö Blancö Official Website
Phil Lanzon-48 Seconds   ©2019 Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK 
Uriah Heep keyboardist {hil Lanzon's new solo album that has really cool themes and atmosphere. This one never gets real heavy, instead going for a more visual approach with good storytelling. A very smooth album that offers quite a few varieties in terms of style. Found this one to be quite enjoyable and relaxing. 
For Fans of: Rock  Website: Phil Lanzon Official Website
Sweet Oblivion feat. Geoff Tate-Sweet Oblivion  ©2019 Frontiers Records
Hands down, the best thing Geoff Tate has been involved with since his departure from Queensryche. It isn't necessarily the same, but with his vocal work, you can draw comparisons. Pretty solid listen and Tate sounds really good vocally. He still has a great set of pipes that help make this album memorable!
For Fans of: Metal  Website: Sweet Oblivion on Facebook
Phrenia-Perspectives  ©2019 Phrenia Music
This is a really smooth modern hard rock album that also incorporates electronic elements. At times it reminds of Linkin Park and at others Nothing More. The band are from Serbia and do vocalize some of the songs in their native tongue.  It never takes away from the music as it is just really good. Easy recommend to modern fans!
For Fans of: Modern Hard Rock Website Phrenia Bandcamp
August 2019 Edition
Previous Picks of the month in 2019

​February 2019 ~ Corroded-Bitter
March 2019 ~ Beast in Black-From Hell With Love
April 2019 ~ Devin Townsend-Empath 
May 2019 ~ Rammstein-Rammstein
June 2019 ~ Chaos Magic feat. Caterina Nix-Furyborn
July 2019 ~ Death Angel-Humanicide
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