Miami Riot – Dirty Living in the City [1990]

Miami_Riot_Cover_MedCountry USA

Style Sleaze Glam 

Rating 82/100

Band Members Eric Vee – Vocals, Micki Lords – Guitars,backing vocals,  Robin Wilde – Bass,backing vocals, Bobbie Apel – Drums

Tracks 01. Rock And Roll Suicide, 02. Dirty Living In The City, 03. Crash And Burn, 04. Boys Are Gonna Rock, 05. Push Comes The Shove, 06. Shake It Up

Profile These guys tore apart the music scene during the late eighties and nineties, having cool image, face hit songs, youthful crush and the desire to become known to the whole world! Opening for Kiss and Skid Row tehy manage to grab the attention of many labels but they decided to do things on their own.

Each of the six songs presented on their debut EP «Dirty Living In The City», re-issued on Demon Doll Records in 2012, hit the nail on the head, leaving deep scars on the face and in the minds of any true fan of music infused with infectious grooves, hooks, and blistering guitar solos, which had the potential to become timeless radio hits.

They also have another album on Limited Edition colored vinyl that is hard to find called “Songs in the Key of Sleaze”. If your a fan of early KISS, Motley Crue, Cinderella, Hanoi Rocks, and L.A.Guns then this band is for you…

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Project X – Bluepring For Xcess [1996]

PROJECT_X_BFXCountry Canada

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 79/100

Band Members Brendan Ostrander – Drums, Don Wolf – Vocals,Keyboards, Kenny “Kaos” Loney – Guitars, Timothy J. Rath,Scott Smith – Bass, Andy Lorimer – Keyboards, Steve Crane – Guitars, George Criston – Harp, Donna Smith – 1-900 Operator, George Criston,Darcy Deutsch,Scott Webb,Tim Rath,Don Wolf – Backing vocals

Tracks 01. Everybody’s Got A Gun (5:12), 02. 1-900-Love (3:57), 03. Things You Should Know (4:10), 04. Never Goin’ Home (4:14), 05. Piece Of My Heart (3:33), 06. Photograph Fades (3:37), 07. Dancin’ (4:05), 08. Watcha Gonna Do (4:00), 09. Touch Me (3:56), 10. You Know, I Know (3:56), 11. Have You Had Enough (4:09), 12. 1-900-Love (Horny Version) (3:58)

Profile In Your Face, Melodic, Big Voice Arena Rock. This stunning debut combines the efforts of two well known and respected writers, vocalist Don Wolf (Whitewolf and Point of Power) and guitarist/writer/producer Kenny “Kaos” Loney (Paul Laine, Darby Mills and White Vision). 

The album also features a host of Canada’s top musicians such as Scott Smith (Loverboy), Steve Crane (Point Of Power, Don Wolf, Making Changes), George Criston (Kick Axe) Andy Lorimer and Darcy Deutsch (Both of Prism). The main focus in the recording of Project X was to produce an album of straight ahead rock and to take advantage of the power both songwriters could generate.

From the message of “Everybody’s Got A Gun”, to the tongue in cheek reference to late night TV phone lines in “1-900-Love”, to the power of “Things You Should Know” and “Piece Of My Heart”, not forgetting the beautiful and memorable “Photograph Fades”, proof that this particular project should be taken very seriously.

Fans of Paul Laine should also recognise the fourth track on the album as being the original versionwritten by Don & Kenny, of the song “Keep On Runnin'”, released succesfully in Germany and Belgium where it topped the charts for a number of weeks.
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Doc Eisenhauer – Alles im Lack [1992]

DOC_EISENHAUER_AILCountry Germany          Style Hard Rock

Rating 78/100

Band Members Andy Richter – Drums, Joe Ulm – Bass, Oliver Koop – Vocals,Guitars, Roland Feldmann – Lead/Rhythm Guitars

Additional Musicians Markus Grosskopf – Bass, Ingo Schwichtenberg – Drums, Piet Sielck – Guitar

Tracks 01. St. Pauli-Reeperbahn (3:23), 02. Pech (3:58), 03. Wilder Sommer (4:02), 04. Alles im Lack (3:56), 05. Fieber der Nacht (4:42), 06. Dr. Whisky (3:29), 07. Pharao (4:17), 08. Cosa Nostra (3:19), 09. Abgrundtief (3:55), 10. Cruisin mit den Boys (4:45), 11. Vampir (3:58)

Profile These guys have that typically big German hard rock sound, comparable to Accept, Bonfire and Maxime. Formed in the 80s under the name Kilgore releasing two demos. With the help of producer Kalle Trapp they released their first album back in 1992 titled “Alles Im Lack” while they changed their name to Doc Eisenhauer playing in various Hamburg clubs. In this album also we have guest playing by Helloween men Markus Grosskopf and Ingo Schwichtenberg. The songs are catchy and high-energy rockers with plenty of hooks in them and top notch production.

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Ataria – Prizonieri în Mister [2003]

88766Country Romania          Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 80/100

Band Members Nelu Brindea – Guitar,Vocals, Gabi Cuceu – Drums, Ovidiu Grecu – Bass, Calin Iordache – Guitar, Romeo Ciumarnean – keyboards

Tracks 01. Ploaie de foc (03:25), 02. Vulturii (03:16), 03. Pe motor (03:26), 04. Lumea e mea (02:28), 05. Însă eu (05:46), 06. Prizonieri în mister (03:55), 07. Speranța moare (04:11), 08. La arme (03:53), 09. Huliganul (04:26), 10. Vreau (03:43), 11. Transilvania (03:52), 12. Teroare (04:00), 13. Prieteni de veci (03:38)

Profile The Band formed in 2001 by Nelu Brindea, Gabi Cuceu, Ovidiu Grecu and Marius Szeker (ex – Bass), in Zalau, Transilvanya to play an old school heavy metal. In the same year the first demo was realeased titled “Vreau”, which contained 4-songs. The band was first broadcasted on a radio show. In the summer of 2002, Ataria played the first open-air concert in front of 3000 people which produced the “boom” that meant that Ataria may be a succesful project, after 3 encores and a hard battle from the organizers to get the band off the stage, case which repeated several times since. At the same time, Ataria was first for the first time on a radio show.

In 2005 a second demo appeared contain 6-tracks while the band appeared for the first time on a foreign music magazine. Romeo Ciumarnean( Keyboards) joined the band and the sound starts to slowly change.  In 2010 Florin Hamza replaces Gabi on drums and Calin Iordache (Rhythm guitar) joins the band but in 2013 Gabi comes back in the Line-up . In 2013 the band makes a very important step which reaches its professionalism, creating “Cultural Association “Ataria””- meant, along others, to promote everything related to Rock ( and melodic genres) and the young artists making their way in domain, the project being the first on national level.

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Trouble Boys & The Sireen – Trouble Boys & The Sireen [1991]

2344991Country Germany          Style Melodic Rock/AOR/Pop

Rating 79/100

Band Members Sabine Bundschu – Vocals,Keyboards, Christine Roche – Vocals,Tambourine, Bernd Kühl – Vocals,Guitar, Rainer Blencke – Vocals,Saxophone, Hannes Eitner – Drums, Klaus Paulus – Vocals,Guitar, Mick Brehmen – Bass

Tracks 01. Bang Bang ! (On Your Radio) (3:33), 02. Out Of The Dark (5:30), 03. Rely On Me (3:37), 04. Daytime Job (Give It Up) (3:24), 05. Shine On (4:42), 06. High And Low (5:03), 07. Still The Fire Burns (4:04), 08. Together (4:49), 09. I Can’t Stand It No More (4:07), 10. Unknown Delight (4:23)

Profile Trouble Boys hailed from Munich and they released their second album back in 1991. It was produced by Thomas Fuchsberger, the head of the Hi-Tech AOR band Valet Parking. Musically you’ll get great indie AOR with male and female vocals. The songs with male vocals like the catchy “Together” or the cool opener “Bang Bang” remind of Number Nine, No Bros or Opus, while the songs with female vocals like the great killer song “Rely On Me”, the catchy “Out Of The Dark” with its big hookline or the rocking “I Can’t Stand It No More” remind a lot of Bar-Fly, Bad Sister and Scarlett.A good indie release and very rare with ambitious musicianship, a good sound and production and good vocal performances.

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