The British heavy metal band Slander has just released "Resolution Defiance," their first new studio album in more than 25 years, on Stormspell Records.
The late '60s witnessed a musical explosion of music that people still listen to today. As a result of the fierce competition, many excellent performers never received wide recognition.
Overkill consistently waves the flag for working class Thrash Metal. Their latest album THE GRINDING WHEEL was released in February of 2017. Here's a brief history of their impressive career.
After you have gone through this list, it will be clear to you that a piano sonata can be a lot of different things - for instance a short, four-minute, one movement piece; or a five movement work of epic proportions. is. This hub is intended as an overview of some of the most important sonata composers and some of their masterworks.
Read about great female pianists, Kathryn Stott, Mitsuko Uchida, Angela Hewitt, Maria Joao Pires, Marta Argerich, Alicia de Larrocha and some wonderful pianists from a bygone age like Lili Kraus.
Rob Halford abruptly left Judas Priest in the early 1990s and formed a new, grittier heavy metal band called Fight.
If you think there's no good music today, you aren't looking hard enough. Here are a few musicians making music today that may even satisfy people spoiled by the great music they grew up with.
This hub-page is for those that are taking the GCSE Music. This hub-page includes all the information you need to know; both basic and advanced, about the 1st Movement of Symphony No.40 in G minor.
Just like all forms of popular music, jazz can be broken down into a bunch of different categories: swing, big band, traditional, smooth, acoustic, jazz, new age, free form, and more.
With a famous reputation for glamour and fashion and all things exotic the country of Italy has also produced much beautiful music. Here is a collection of famous female vocalists from the country who would come under a fairly broad definition of Rock music.
The story of discovering a classic recording for the first time and it becoming even better to you than the hype. Pet Sounds from the Beach Boys is one such gem.
This article is a biography of the Japanese metal band Dazzle Vision. The band was active from 2003 through 2015 and had influences from hardcore to thrash and punk.
Kick back and enjoy a country music experience as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain fans around the USA!
The album "Obnoxious" is the second full-length album by British thrash metal band Acid Reign. Although the album did poorly in terms of sales, it is still an enjoyable one for sure!
Die Happy was a short-lived Christian heavy metal band that rose from the ashes of the notorious Vengeance Rising. Their three-album discography still sounds pretty good today.
As human beings, we’re all so inundated in what is around us. Perhaps we are nothing more than just a product of that. Is there something from within that makes people different from one another? Are some people born with special genius? Either way, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a true genius.
With all the choices in music to listen to today, it's no wonder that many people don’t listen to classical music. One of the reasons may be a lack of knowledge about this musical genre.
Is musical talent inherited? This article gives evidence that this may indeed be the case. A famous family of "old time fiddlers," the Rutland clan, is examined with music videos to prove the point.
Actor Donald Glover showcases his singing skills on a third studio album under the Childish Gambino moniker entitled, ‘Awaken, My Love!’...
The Leipzig Opera House runs regular house tours, allowing visitors access to the stage, backstage, costume storage and much more. For those who can't visit in person, here is a virtual tour!
The debut album from Finland's Nighstryke, "Power Shall Prevail," is aimed at fans of NWOBHM and classic '80s power/speed metal.
Famous Italian Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos demonstrate the history of Italian music, and the works of Verdi, Vivaldi, and others.
Brutal! The thrash metal band Pantera's 1992 masterpiece Vulgar Display of Power is just that Vulgar, in a good way.
You already know the songs. You know about the crazy outfits, the hair, the big stages, the lights, the dry ice and the blink-and-you-missed-it edits. But did you ever notice all of the spinning?
Famous Russian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and others.
"Goddess of Flame" is the debut full-length album from Volcana, a heavy stoner/doom metal band featuring members of Vindicator, Warbringer, and Seven Witches.
Rigoletto is a popular opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. In this article I discuss the opera's history, plot, and leading characters. I also include some of its lovely music.
If you've never been to a symphony, it's time you did. See why millions attend each year. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center offers the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Nothing beats a vacation in the Caribbean, but if you can't afford a visit to the tropical islands, you might get by with a comfortable lawn chair, a boat drink, and a long listen to these songs.
Learn this fingerstyle/ classical guitar arrangement of the Elizabethan dance piece, Kemp's Jig. The score containing both notation and tablature staffs is included along with an audio recording.
Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez kicks off the year with the release of two mixtapes, "The New Toronto 2" and "Chixtape 4"...
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
Rappers El-P and Killer Mike, aka US hip-hop supergroup Run The Jewels, release their third studio album, 'Run The Jewels 3'...
Need a talent in your back pocket for a rainy day? How's about the ability to sing Gangnam Style in Korean? Learn how to sing Gangnam Style in Korean (lounge cover) without learning Korean.
Since midway through the 1900s this use of the word has been viewed as both “influential and controversial”.
I talk to Bubba B the MC about how he creates rhymes with positive, uplifting messages and kid-friendly content.
Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is the composition that launched Beethoven's Middle Period, an era where Beethoven produced his most well-known compositions. The 3rd Symphony changed the symphonic landscape forever, which led many to ask, what is the meaning of Beethoven's 3rd?
Independent country music artist Camille Rae knows what she wants and she's going for it. She tells us all about it in this interview.
Want to listen to indie music, but don't know where to start? This guide will give you tips and tricks to find the bands and artists you need to know about in the indie music scene.
"Lions of the Sea" is the first full length release from Grimgotts, a fantasy-themed symphonic power metal band from the United Kingdom.
Roy Woods is signed to OVO. His stunning vocals combined with soft, synth sounds result in beautiful, Jamaican-influenced songs. He is certainly a rising star, comparable to The Weeknd and Drake.
Famous German Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos to showcase the work of Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, and others greats from history.
"Awaken, My Love!" was released tonight, and it begs the question: Where have you been all our lives?
Eva Cassidy, was a little known American singer and musician who became popular around the world after her death. Learn more about her and her music. Eva's beautiful voice will captivate you.
Portland, Oregon based new wave duo, Camp Crush, are set to release a new EP on May 18th, 2018. Find out what dance moves they are good at, among other things, in this chat with vocalist Jen Deale.
Pia - American Idol? Pia Toscano is the beautiful young singer who came ninth on the recent tenth season of American Idol, despite the fact she'd been largely expected to win. Proving that the talent show route isn't a safe or easy option when it comes to a lasting music career. Not that paying your dues in tiny venues and hoping for a break is exactly a barrel of epic funtime. She's got the voice and the looks to match - but what does the future hold for Pia Toscano?
I talk to Hay Fever's Zohreh Gervais about the band's genesis, their creative process and their latest album entitled The River
I talked to Kevin Roy about how he first fell in love with music, his creative process and how he recharges his batteries to keep on creating new music.
'Redemption' is the final instalment of New Orleans singer/songwriter Dawn Richard's album trilogy...
Any band that can stay active for more than 30 years has to have the right stuff. Thrash pioneers Testament's newest album is a rich and consistent reminder of what makes them top of their genre.
1990 was an awaking of sorts for alternative rock music, as we had artists coming into their own and a number of awesome debuts as well.
Time is Up is the second full-length album by Denver Colorado thrash metal band Havok. Heavy metal fans should give these guys a chance! This 2011 album is a gem!
Yuri Fulone is a one-man power metal project from Brazil. "Your Kingdom Will Fall" is his second full length album release.
The late '60s and early '70s witnessed a musical explosion, first in Britain, then in America. As a result, there were many talented bands that just couldn't nail down the big break.
Ten Songs For A 50’s Sock Hop Ladies, whip out your poodle skirt, saddle shoes, and bobby socks. Gentlemen, get your letter sweater out, white socks, and dungarees, it’s time for a sock hop! A sock hop is a great way to get your friends...
South of Heaven is the 4th studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer released in 1988. Although it is a good album, it cannot compare to whatever Metallica has released.
Some awesome sludge metal bands that you should by all means check out if you are not already familiar.
A list of calming music and soothing sounds from around the world. A hand-picked selection of the best world music and New Age music to calm and soothe the mind and help you relax.
The Canadian singer/songwriter follows up last year's 'Beauty Behind The Madness' with new album, 'Starboy'...
A decade after bursting onto the scene, London grime artist P Money finally releases his debut studio album, 'Live & Direct'...
Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains folks in Florida and soon in Nashville. Shine on, Dakota Hurley!
Stormspell Records presents "The End of All Ends," a collection of long-lost tracks by the cult Swedish power/thrash metal band Detest.
Repentless is the 2015 thrash metal album by Slayer and it is their first album since 2009. However, it is one of their average releases.
"The Tower" is the third full-length album from the science-fiction themed American heavy metal band, Ancient Empire.
Duran Duran has a lot of hit songs, but they've had plenty more that have flown under the radar and should be noticed. Here is my Top 10 List of Duran Duran song you've probably never heard of, but really should listen to.
Rap Beats or Hip Hop beats are easy to make with beatmakers when you follow a few simple rules. Let’s explore what makes up a hip hop beat and exactly how it's made...
The album Thy Kingdom Gone is the solid 2008 album by German Gothic rock Flowing Tears. Helen Vogt's voice has more power and the album is more melodic but it still cannot match 2004's Razorbliss.
US rapper T.I. revamps a previously-released EP into the politically charged studio album, 'Us Or Else: Letter To The System'...
"War of the Roses" is the third full length album by power metal band Blazon Stone, released on Stormspell Records in November 2016.
This article contains a recording of each movement from Robert Schumann’s “Carnaval” along with brief notes for each movement that form a listening guide. A printable file of the notes is included for free distribution wherever the “Carnaval” is performed.
Woody Guthrie led an extraordinary life; beset by tragedy and success in equal measure, he inspired many with his crusade against the injustices of life and for the rights of all men and women.
French electro production duo Justice return with their first studio album in five years, 'Woman'...
Famous Austrian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, and Mahler.
"Battles" is a lengthy album, it could have easily been shaved down to 13 songs and been even stronger than it already is. Terrific album overall; classic In Flames.
Did you know that there are 24 different sub-genres of heavy metal music? Here, I will discuss the differences and rock on!
There was something really magical happening with music in the 60s and early 70s. Psychedelic Rock music gave voice to the dreams of an idealistic, if unrealistic generation.
A look at the life and career of Jani Lane, former lead singer of the '80s rock band Warrant, who passed away on August 11, 2011.
Record stores may be a dying breed, but thankfully music collecting addicts can still get their fix at their local thrift stores!
Elvis burst on the scene in the 1950s with much controversy. His dark black hair, vocal style, and shake and wiggle were patterned after black entertainers, like Ukelele Ike.
Who is the king of New York hip hop? I won’t get into anything pre-'90s, as my knowledge and comfortability on the subject don’t stretch that far, but I'll cover the golden age of hip hop, onwards.
A beginner fan's guide to identifying which twin is which in the canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara!
This article is all about the talented Sabina Classen of the German thrash metal band Holy Moses and the reasons why she should be loved by heavy metal fans worldwide.
All you need to know, in detail, about Handel's 'And The Glory Of The Lord', for Edexcel's Music GCSE.
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider struck out on his own in 1992 with a new band called Widowmaker. Their debut "Blood and Bullets" never caught on but it qualifies as a great Forgotten Hard Rock Album.
I know there are a lot of people out there who don’t listen to jazz music because they feel intimidated by the music. That’s where I come in.
Every town has at least one or two rappers, and every city has at least one or two hundred. But rapping and being a good rapper are two different things. And killing it between interviews is another.
Canadian thrashers Piledriver released two albums in the mid '80s and then disappeared. Here's a look back at the mysterious band's cult classic debut, 1985's "Metal Inquisition."
A look at one of the most influential pop duos in history. How they came together and drifted apart only to reunite every decade or so after and their enduring appeal of more than 50 years.
"Gaia's Legacy" is the 2011 album by Italian progressive thrash metal band Eldritch. It is one of the most important albums in our lifetime. Read on to find out why.
This is the absolute best website to find facts about the band that are bizarre and true. Created by a fan for the enjoyment of fans. Including rare songs and an explanation of their origin.
Beau Nasty was a "one and done" hair metal band whose lone album, 1989's DIRTY BUT WELL DRESSED is not only a decent listen, but a sought-after collectible too.
Kiss' Music From the Elder has long had a reputation as being one of the worst albums by the band. In Fact, it's actually a surprisingly progressive and fulfilling record that shouldn't be missed.
A brief history and some fanboy perspective on the Ramones, aka the greatest rock band ever to set foot on God's green earth.
A merciless thrash-metal assault old-school style. The Crucifier not only has grasp on the best elements of classic thrash, they know how to enhance them to forge their own unique sound.
Troye Sivan's new Blue Neighbourhood album (2015) is infectious, chill, and just the pop/dance record that you have been looking for.
Quiet Riot released their new studio album "Road Rage" in August 2017, after encountering a few bumps in the road along the way.
Slayer has long been a legend in Thrash metal music. It's hard to imagine more aggressive guitar-playing. Jeff Hanneman is gone, Gary Holt lives. Both have ESP LTD guitars, and here they are.
US rapper and producer J. Cole ignites speculation about his personal life with the release of his fourth studio album, '4 Your Eyez Only’ ...
Kick back and enjoy a country music experience as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain patrons in New Jersey and Nashville.
Brotherhood of the Snake is the 2016 album by thrash metal band Testament featuring the return of Steve Digiorgio and Gene Hoglan. Testament shows that they are still a band that should be admired!
Before Body Count and Living Colour, there was Black Death, the first all-black heavy metal band. Their 1984 album is an over-the-top cult classic of indie metal mayhem. Bang Thy Head!
The album Iron is the solid 2004 album by Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum and it shows a strong return by Jari Maenpaa and the whole band!
Mack the Knife is one of my all time favorite songs. Here is my top Ten list of performers of this song in no particular order.
George Michael's songs are resurfacing since the news of his death on Christmas Day 2016. George recorded so many wonderful songs, but what are some of his best?
This is an album review of Saintmotelevision, the second studio album from indie pop band Saint Motel.
New Orleans music lives in its own world. Going back to the Creole Jazz bands that pre-dated Louis Armstrong, music from the Big Easy has continually evolved into the multi-cultural mix of today.
"Demonicon" is the latest full length release from HAIDUK, a one man black/death metal project from Canada.
Enter the Night is the third release from the melodic power metal project Cloven Altar, featuring Cederick "Ced" Forsberg (Rocka Rollas) and Dustin Altar.
I cannot remember the last time I was so excited for an album to drop like I was for Serpentine Dominion. And my excitement was right, it is amazing!
Faith No More's genre-bending hard rock classic THE REAL THING was originally released in 1989 and was reissued as a deluxe 2-CD set in 2015.
Filipinos always express happiness, victory, sadness and mourning through songs, particularly the Kundiman. They did it then, they are doing it now, so the Kundiman will stay forever in our hearts.
Originally marked for release in September, US recording artist and actor Kid Cudi finally releases his sixth studio album, 'Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'...
There is a mystery surrounding the composition of Adagio in G Minor for Organ and Strings. Who really composed one of the most hauntingly beautiful pieces ever written?
Check out 7 of the best rock guitar albums. These are the essential masterpieces that changed music and influenced millions of guitarists.
With over 100 songs, it can be daunting to try out Kumi Koda's discography. This list compiles her ten best songs to get you started.
Country music may have a love-hate relationship with technology, but this big world keeps changing & country music can't help but reflect it. Here are 15 songs that tell the story of innovation.
In the latter part of the 20th century, Scandinavian music experienced a musical renaissance that still continues today. Here is a look at the music and the people who make it.
The follow-up to 2014's 'Nobody's Smiling', Chicago rapper and actor Common returns with a new album entitled 'Black America Again'...
In very basic terms, I will provide four major reasons why barbershop singing has a unique sound among a cappella singing styles.
Here lies my all-time favorite bands of the moment. I am constantly finding new bands to listen to, and can always post a new Hub when something good comes along!
Facing the Animal is the very good heavy neoclassical rock album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen released in 1998. One of his best in years!
All you need to know, in detail, about Leonard Bernstein's 'Something's Coming', for Edexcel's Music GCSE.
Often referred to as "Christian Rock's answer to AC/DC," X-Sinner's debut album still sounds great more than 25 years after its original release.
After a series of EPs, UK indie rock quartet Sundara Karma unleash their debut album, "Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect"...
The 1960s was an exciting but dangerous era. The Vietnam War and fight for civil rights were tearing the U.S. apart. This article suggests a meaning of "Let's Get Together" by the Youngbloods.
US hip-hop artist Yo Gotti rounds up some famous friends, and a crop of new names for his latest mixtape, 'White Friday (CM9)'...
All you need to know, in detail, about Steve Reich's 'Electric Counterpoint,' for Edexcel's Music GCSE
The greatest debut album in rock history Guns N Roses Appetite For Destruction was also one of the rawest and mean spirited albums in years.
Adored by many and falsely credited for "inventing" metal, these bands brought the genre to the low, overly commercialized pandering place it is in currently, riddled with tropes and cliches.
Hey y'all come on in! Kick back and enjoy a Nashville experience as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains country music fans in Music City.
The East Coast is where DJ Micro began his techno career in 1991. He established Caffeine Records, a weekly club night that grew into a full company as the techno DJ became an inspiration.
Explore some of the works for violin and orchestra that carry descriptive titles and involve extra-musical narratives.
Mastodon, Neurosis, Baroness and other former artists have helped add to the legacy of Relapse Records.
Because when you’re listening to classic hits from the 1980s, naturally you want to know which one you most identify with.
The Kinks issued this concept album in 1968 and, with good reason, it is one of Ray Davies's favorites. This album will take you to the magical world Ray created to find peace and harmony.
Love hip-hop but don't know how to share it? Or maybe you're curious about the genre yourself? These five are good introductions to what hip-hop has to offer.
Malaika song is probably the most renowned love ballad to have come out of Africa. It is a sad story about a young man whose love for his dream girl could not blossom because he was poor.
Since the release of the double Use Your Illusion albums, the public waited 17 years for an album of new material from Guns N' Roses. Chinese Democracy fits perfectly inside the GNR legacy.
The Outer Limits, a thrash metal band from Bulgaria, just released their second album "Apocalypto" on Stormspell Records.
Insisting that it's his last ever album, London grime pioneer Wiley releases the long-awaited, 'Godfather'...
The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, Falstaff, and A Masked Ball are popular Italian operas. In this article I include a synopsis of each opera and some of its music.
From classic rock through to thrash, power, speed, and even melodic death metal, fired from the axes of these Germanic hordes of hard licks and loud guitars. The best of German Heavy Rock.
"Revelation Highway" is the first new studio album from '80s rockers Babylon A.D. in more than fifteen years.
Explore the various early members and recordings made by Metallica, including music made by band members before they joined the band. Also, it includes facts that are overlooked and widely forgotten.
The Serbian female fronted epic power metal band Claymorean returns with their second full-length release, "Sounds From a Dying World," on Stormspell Records.
The best Enrique Iglesias songs for Bachata, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Bolero, and Samba! This list will give you your Latin Ballroom dancing fix with hit songs by Enrique Iglesias! Perfect for choreography!
Have you heard of Country Rap? It's not a new genre, but it is making big waves with several artists trying to make their way to the top. See how the South stacks up when country and rap get mixed.
Tales From the Thousand Lakes is the excellent 1994 album by Finnish metal band Amorphis. It has really influenced the doom and death metal genre and is totally worth having in your collection.
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This page explores the album cover illustrations by graphic designer David Stone, including a great photo log of several DSM album covers.
Mozart’s music still has the ability to move us, to inspire us, and to enthrall us. So what’s so special about him?
Theatre of Tragedy is the name of the debut album of Norway's Theatre of Tragedy. It has the angelic vocals of Liv Kristine Espanaes and male vocal growls to create a good doom death metal album.
The Dead Kennedys, Beatles, Alice in Chains... These bands ruled the Anti-Establishment scene a couple decades ago. But who are today's biggest system opposing bands?
The pirate metal horde returns! "Down in the Dark" is the fourth full length release from Swedish power metal masters Blazon Stone.
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This is a list and brief description of 10 male rock musicians who are still going strong even as they age. They have had influential careers and their careers have lasted since the 1960s and 70s.
Great pop music from Auld Caledonia managed to break through, or even make a comeback, in the final decade of the 2oth century. Here are 10 of the best Scottish Indie Pop bands of the 1990s.
I haven't heard from this band since 2014 after their short two year climb to music stardom. I started to wonder where this very talented, and unique band had disappeared to. This is a re-introduction
Bob Dylan is a cultural giant and has written some of the most influential songs of recent times but are the lyrics poetry? Let's take a look at some lyrics and decide once and for all.
Do the lyrics and video of System of a Down's song "Spiders" from their first album, released in 1998, suggest that we are living in a simulation or Matrix?
Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains folks in California and Nashville. Stephan Hogan shines from coast to coast.
There's no place quite like London. There are no castles, palaces, or royal families in the states. Perhaps this gives English songwriters more to sing about. Here are 10 songs about London.