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Click to read the Dukes Of The Orient 2018 Debut CD Album review

Having roots in Asia featuring John Payne Dukes Of The Orient brings together John Payne (vocals, bass, guitars) with his former Asia keyboard player Eric Norlander. They are helped along by additional ... [ Read More ]

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Dukes Of The Orient 2018 Self-titled Debut CD Album Review

Dukes Of The Orient: Dukes Of The Orient

Melodic Progressive Rock/AOR

Having roots in Asia featuring John Payne Dukes Of The Orient brings together John Payne (vocals, bass, guitars) with his former Asia keyboard player Eric Norlander ... [ Read More ]

Revertigo 2018 Self-titled Debut CD Album Review

Revertigo: Revertigo

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal

Revertigo brings together two Swedish musicians and long time friends, vocalist Mats Leven (Candlemass, Krux, Therion, Treat, et al) and Treat guitarist Anders ... [ Read More ]

Kino - Radio Voltaire CD Album Review

Kino: Radio Voltaire

Melodic Progressive Rock

If you have no knowledge of or simply don't remember Kino, have no worries, I drew a complete blank myself. Formed in 2005 by members of active UK prog bands ... [ Read More ]

Old Mother Hell 2018 Self-titled Debut CD Album Review

Old Mother Hell: Old Mother Hell

Heavy/Doom Metal

Rising from the ashes of a local thrash band, Old Mother Hell is a heavy metal power trio from Mannheim, Germany. Their self-titled six song debut album was entirely ... [ Read More ]

Sacred Leather - Ultimate Force CD Album Review

Sacred Leather: Ultimate Force

Heavy Metal

Some 40 years ago, Judas Priest dropped their fifth studio album Killing Machine, which included the song Hell Bent For Leather. Warping forward, Indiana's ... [ Read More ]

Sainted Sinners - Back With A Vengeance CD Album Review

Sainted Sinners: Back With A Vengeance

Melodic Hard Rock

Almost a year to the day, international hard rock band Sainted Sinners will drop their sophomore album, Back With A Vengeance. The band returns with the ... [ Read More ]

Alcyona - Trailblazer CD Album Review

Alcyona: Trailblazer

Melodic/Symphonic/Heavy Metal

Six years in the making, Alcyona is dream of Belarus native Natalia Malei, keyboard player and principal lyricist/composer. In the same time, Malei needed ... [ Read More ]

Animal Drive - Bite! CD Album Review

Animal Drive: Bite!

Heavy Metal

Rising from Croatia, Animal Drive is the creation of Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) vocalist Dino Jelusic. On the US TSO tour he met fellow vocalist Jeff Scott Soto ... [ Read More ]

Armored Dawn - Barbarians In Black CD Album Review

Armored Dawn: Barbarians In Black

Heavy/Power Metal

Hailing from the fertile heavy metal soil of Brazil is Sao Paulo's Armored Dawn. A mere two years ago they released their first album Power Of The Warrior ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Click to read the Tokyo Motor Fist 2017 Debut CD Album review

Tokyo Motor Fist. Who are they? What are they? Where do the come from? What kind of music do they play? Inquiring minds what to know. Most all these questions can be answered by telling you who formed ... [ Read More ]

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Created in the fall of 2006 by Craig Hartranft, Dangerdog Music Reviews is an international music review blog, offering reviews of melodic heavy metal and hard rock, progressive metal, progressive rock, AOL and their various sub-genres. The key word is melodic. If you're interested in hardcore or extreme metal, you've come to the wrong place. Pictured above with Craig, Lily the Little Black Dangerdog.