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Arriving from Sweden, Arctic Rain is new band featuring songwriter and keyboard player Pete Alpenborg, who has worked with many familiar rock acts such as Revolution Saints, House Of Lords, Issa, All 41 ... [ Read More ]

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Ramos - My Many Sides Music Review

Ramos: My Many Sides

Melodic Heavy Rock

Perhaps quite not the proverbial "household name" in the melodic hard rock world, but you do know guitarist Josh Ramos. He was part of the Nineties supergroup ... [ Read More ]

Lionville - Magic Is Alive Music Review

Lionville: Magic Is Alive

AOR Melodic Rock

Established a decade ago by guitarist and songwriter Stefano Lionetti, Lionville has delivered three successful studio albums. 2017's A World Of Fools found the ... [ Read More ]

Dukes Of The Orient - Freakshow Music Review

Dukes Of The Orient: Freakshow

Melodic Progressive Rock/AOR

I was really hoping Dukes Of The Orient, featuring vocalist John Payne and keyboard player Eric Norlander, would not be a one-off project. Their 2018 self-titled debut album ... [ Read More ]

Black Rose Maze 2020 Debut Music Review

Black Rose Maze: Black Rose Maze

Melodic Hard Rock

The voice propelling new musical project Black Rose Maze is Canadian singer and songwriter Rosa Laricchiuta. Ms Laricchiuta has quite the pedigree: performing ... [ Read More ]

Thundermother - Heat Wave Music Review

Thundermother: Heat Wave

Hard Rock

The last I heard from Sweden's Thundermother was their 2015 debut album Road Fever. The female quartet remained busy releasing another album quickly, Rock N Roll ... [ Read More ]

Stormzone - Ignite The Machine Music Review

Stormzone: Ignite The Machine

Heavy/Power Metal

Hailing from Ireland and formed in 2004 by vocalist John "Harv" Harbinson, Stormzone has had a consistent album output since 2006. My last experience with the band ... [ Read More ]

Starblind - Black Bubbling Ooze Music Review

Starblind: Black Bubbling Ooze

Traditional Heavy Metal

Channeling the spirit of Iron Maiden and all things NWoBHM, Sweden's Starblind returns with their fourth and latest studio album, Black Bubbling Ooze. I'm not sure ... [ Read More ]

High Spirits - Hard To Stop Music Review

High Spirits: Hard To Stop

Melodic Hard Rock

Formed and led by the indomitable and prolific songwriter Chris "The Professor" Black, High Spirits returns with their sixth studio album, Hard To Stop. Mixing the ... [ Read More ]

Arctic Rain - The One Music Review

Arctic Rain: The One

Melodic Hard Rock

Arriving from Sweden, Arctic Rain is new band featuring songwriter and keyboard player Pete Alpenborg, who has worked with many familiar rock acts such as ... [ Read More ]

Damnation Angels - Fiber Of Our Being Music Review

Damnation Angels: Fiber Of Our Being

Symphonic Heavy/Power Metal

Reviving from the "Where have they been?" file is England's Damnation Angels. The band has been missing in action since 2015's Valiant Fire, an album which ... [ Read More ]

Primal Fear - Metal Commando Music Review

Primal Fear: Metal Commando

Melodic Heavy/Power Metal

For heavy metal fans, and constant readers of Dangerdog Music Reviews, Germany's Primal Fear needs little to no introduction. They're simply a great melodic power metal ... [ Read More ]

Blazing Rust - Line Of Danger Music Review

Blazing Rust: Line Of Danger

Traditional Heavy Metal

Formed in 2014 in St. Petersburg, Blazing Rust first appeared with a studio album, Armed To Exist, in 2017. The recording was a solid slab of traditional heavy metal ... [ Read More ]

U.D.O. with Concert Band of the German Armed Forces - We Are One Music Review

U.D.O.: We Are One

Orchestral Heavy Metal

Someone once said that heavy metal is merely classical music with electricity. It's a rather pithy and humorous statement, but not without merit considering the ... [ Read More ]

Morse/Portnoy/George - Cover To Cover Anthology (Vol. 1-3) Music Review

Morse/Portnoy/George: Cover To Cover Anthology

Classic Pop/Rock/Prog Covers

The history of the Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George Cover To Cover project dates back to 2003 through 2005 when Morse was working on several solo albums ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Since their resurecction in 2009 by reuniting with original vocalist Marcie Free, Unruly Child has been rather consistent in their musical output. Since 2010, they've dropped four albums beginning with 2010's ... [ 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, AOR 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. RIP 17.07.2020 You were loved. Be at peace, Lily.