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englandashes
17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

Explorer
17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:56
There is a three-part article coming up for E.L.O (Eldorado, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue). Look out for it soon.

Explorer
16-01-2018 08:52
Stoke fans have my commiserations.Und
er Lambert the Villa played some of the most boring, unimaginative football I`ve ever had the misfortune to witness.Relegation
?,yes I`d say so.

gdazegod
16-01-2018 00:59
Stoke City condemned 2 relegation. Who is the new manager? Paul Lambert.

englandashes
15-01-2018 22:09
Agreed Reyno about Clyde Best, further back is the story of Walter Tull which is quite heartbreaking, links to Northampton and lived in Rushden.

englandashes
15-01-2018 22:05
Big loss is Cyrille, only short time at Wolves, but I was at the Peterborough game where he scored the last minute winner, Cyrille and Laurie C, what a team.

reyno-roxx
15-01-2018 22:05
I think many people forget guys like West Ham's Clyde Best whenever the subject of the impact of black footballers in the English game crops up. He was just as good as the West Brom trio years b4

Explorer
15-01-2018 19:13
Cyrille was part of the ground breaking so called 'three degrees' who did so much to break down racial barriers in Football back in the late 70's.R.I.P

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Greta Van Fleet - 2017 Black Smoke Rising (EP)
GVF will apparently release three EP's in the near future, this being the first. This could be a band to watch. Get in the queue now..

Guidry, Greg - 2017 Heart To Heart
As much as I loved that 1982 debut 'Over The Line' (it did make my Essential List of West Coast releases earlier in the year), I could listen to the material on this album all day and every day.


H.E.A.T (Sweden) - 2017 Into The Great Unknown
Well, with the chances they took and changes they made with this album, it could have gone very wrong. But thankfully it went very right.


Hardland - 2017 Hardland
This is a Dutch band making their way into the limelight with their debut album. From 2017, this came to notice on Facebook and YouTube, for non Dutch audiences mostly, and received very little promotion elsewhere.

Helker - 2017 Firesoul
Considered to be Argentina's best heavy metal band, are Buenos Aires based Helker, a band who have been in operation since 1998.

Honeymoon Suite - 2017 Hands Up
Good to see Canadians Honeymoon Suite back with a new offering. 'Hands Up' delivers 7 new tracks, plus 2 live tracks, and is their first album since 2008's 'Clifton Hill'.

House Of Lords - 2017 Saint Of The Lost Souls
Overall, 'Saint Of The Lost Souls' presents as a solid outing, but for me personally, I much prefer HoL when they heavy it up, but you won't find that here.

Houston - 2017 Houston III
Simply brilliant summertime music. What more can I say? Could it make it to my year end top-10?

Deezer

In-Side - 2017 Out-Side
Released at the tail-end of 2017, no doubt we'll be hearing more from this Italian combo. 'Out-Side has a lot of upside, and 2018 could be a break out year for this band.

Deezer

Inglorious - 2017 Inglorious II
2017 looks like another bumper year lies ahead for Nathan James and Inglorious.

Java - 2017 Change Of Heart
A great shame for its time that Java didn't get over the line, but kudos to Escape Music for getting behind this album release.


Jidhed, Jim - 2017 Push On Through
Jim's Jidhed's career in recent times has reverted back to more solo work, and at the urging of PlanetAOR's Johan Nylen, Jim and producer Daniel Flores teamed up for this latest record 'Push On Through', which is quite a bit different to what we've heard before.

Jono - 2017 Life
Essential listening and along with the new Geishas In Vitro album, 'Life' has brightened up my winter mood no end.


Keldian - 2017 Darkness And Light
This Norwegian band are confirmed favourites of mine. Their past efforts have seen them take up the challenge of super-imposing their love of Sci-Fi and symphonic power metal into a captivating canvas of sound, word and imagery, to great effect.


Keleven - 2017 Nothing Is Forever
One of a handful of new and 'away-from-the-mainstream' bands I took a look at during 2017 were Austrian rockers Keleven.

Deezer

Kings Of Broadway - 2017 Kings Of Broadway
Here's an interesting new project from Italian band Kings Of Broadway, who cross reference back to fellow Italians: melodic power metal band Secret Sphere.

Kobra And The Lotus - 2017 Prevail I
Overall, I like what KATL have to offer, and along with fellow Canucks Striker prove that there is more to rural Western Canada than meets the eye.

Krokus - 2017 Big Rocks
A Covers album? Just a cursory glance at the tracklist reveals all you need to know about this debacle.

KXM - 2017 Scatterbrain
This trio have played across numerous side-projects, and it should come as no surprise that the key words associated with KXM are: spontaneous, experimental, ad-hoc and different.

Lancer - 2017 Mastery
Lancer are a Swedish band who have clearly announced their arrival on the power metal scene.

Lanzon, Phil - 2017 If You Think I'm Crazy
Obviously with a bit of spare time up his sleeve, Uriah Heep keyboardist Phil Lanzon has delivered one of the best indie albums of 2017. The result being 'If You Think I'm Crazy'.

Deezer

Last Autumns Dream - 2017 In Disguise
If you have a penchant for picking up cover albums that have a modicum of interesting points, then add 'In Disguise' to your collection.

Lioncage - 2017 The Second Strike
German trio Lioncage were previously with Escape Music, now their second album 'The Second Strike' will be released by Pride And Joy Music in late March 2017.

Lionheart (UK) - 2017 Second Nature
It's good hearing the band again, and with Lee Small now in the fold, it looks likely that Lionheart are in for the long haul. The material on 'Second Nature' should appeal to all the GDM regulars. What's not to like?

Deezer Last FM

Lionville - 2017 A World Of Fools
Work Of Art and others who capture this sound, will love this one as well. I certainly do..

Liv Sin - 2017 Follow Me
Fusing old school metal, trash and black metal, Swedish band Liv Sin is not all about industralized metal, with modern and melodic elements added too.

Madam X - 2017 Monstrocity
This is a fun record, and I enjoyed it a lot. The band are in fine form, and judging by the quality of the material here, the V2.0 version of Madam X is here to stay.

Deezer

Mastercastle - 2017 Wine Of Heaven
Arriving in 2017 with little fanfare, is Mastercastle's new album for Scarlet Records called 'Wine Of Heaven'.

Midnite City - 2017 Midnite City
If you're looking for a fun feel-good album full of catchy commercial tunes, it'll be hard to find one that's any better than this. They absolutely nail the sound and spirit of the mid-80's onward..


Mike And The Mechanics - 2017 Let Me Fly
The first album from this English combo in six years. Cool cover, but..

New England - 2017 Live at The Spire, Bull Run
A keen fan, GDM's Malcolm Smith took a quick trip over the transatlantic pond to see his favourite band perform two gigs on the weekend. The things we do..


Newman - 2017 Aerial
If you've listened to Newman as often as I have, you know what to expect. Catchy melodic songs which sit on the cusp of AOR and hard rock.

Deezer

Night Flight Orchestra - 2017 Amber Galactic
Fans of pomp and symphonic rock should investigate 'Amber Galactic' with immediate urgency.

Nova Rex - 2017 Rockstar Roadshow
This band started life in 1985, and were featured here previously thanks to their 1992 album 'Blow Me Away'. They are back in 2017 with 'Rockstar Roadshow'.

One Desire - 2017 One Desire
This is a band that should appeal to most GDM readers. They are the Finnish AOR quartet One Desire, who previously went by the handle of OD

Orden Ogan - 2017 Gunmen
This German power metal band have been around for years, but this is my first look at them.

Osukaru - 2017 The Labyrinth
Osukaru have certainly withstood the flames of the fire as generated by this website. But I can safely say this lot are now one of my favourite Swedish bands, and their output is testament to that

Paige, Jennifer - 2017 Starflower
This lady had a huge hit in 1998 with the song 'Crush', and ever since then, I've been following her career. 'Starflower' is her fifth album in 19 years. She's happy to be back, and we're happy to have her back.

Phillips, Darren (Project) - 2017 Volume One
This is a mostly Aussie project featuring Darren Phillips on vocals, and a host of guests from all over the world. Despite the lineup, this album doesn't quite work.


Pinnacle Point - 2017 Winds Of Change
Pinnacle Point are Perris Records latest signing. It's prog, it's hard rock, it's a bunch of things..

Place Vendome - 2017 Close To The Sun
As in past PV albums, other contributors have provided the bulk of the material used by Michael Kiske and Dennis Ward.

Pride Of Lions - 2017 Fearless
These guys have been around long enough for you to know whether you like them. If you're a fan, this certainly won't disappoint.

Procol Harum - 2017 Novum
To be honest, 'Novum' isn't going to set the world on fire, but there are some songs that sneak up on you.

QSP - 2017 QSP
QSP is mostly a melodic blues rock album with a load of appeal to old 70's fogies like me, and for a few others no doubt.

Quiet Riot - 2017 Road Rage
Older QR fans might find this too much of an ask, however if you're familiar with the band's more recent work, then this might not come as a complete surprise.

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Quill, The - 2017 Born From Fire
Not exactly a new band on the block, these Swedes have been around for twenty or more years. On this 2017 release 'Born From Fire', it's all tough guitar riffs and equally tough vocals.

Deezer

Radiation Romeos - 2017 Radiation Romeos
Despite my indifference, this is an above average record, though I'm feeling I won't be taking it out for a spin that often.

Rainbow (Ritchie Blackmore's) - 2017 Live in Birmingham 2016
It's great to have Blackmore returning to hard rock at this late stage of his career. This disappoints me, as classic Rainbow and Purple are bands I love more than almost any other. One for the hardcore Blackmore enthusiast only.

Raintimes - 2017 Raintimes
Musically, Raintimes are delivering well produced AOR, with lovely touches throughout. Don't try and skip through the album in a hurry, otherwise you might miss some thrilling moments.


Raw Silk - 2017 The Borders Of Light
This version of Raw Silk is markedly different to the first iteration of the band. Unfortunately the change didn't resonate with me, and I was left wondering where the old Raw Silk was.
 
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Frazier, Rob - 1984 Cut It Away, Sahara (Sweden) - 2002 Interview with Peter Lidstrom, Rogers, Kenny - 1986 They Don't Make Them Like They Used To, Bleu, Frankie - 1981 Who's Foolin' Who, Eyes - 1990 Eyes, Charlie - 2009 Kitchens Of Distinction, Gardner, Hirsh - 2017 My Brain Needs A Holiday, Heart - 1987 Bad Animals, Far Too Jones - 2002 Interview with Chris Spruill, Pasquale, Joe - 1991 Prey, Bachman Turner - 2010 Bachman Turner, Jacklyn - 1996 Marble Rose, Burn (UK) - 2017 Ice Age, 3rdegree - 2012 The Long Division, Danger Danger - 1991 Screw It
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