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Iron Mask - 2013 Fifth Son Of Winterdoom
Hell - 2013 Curse And Chapeter
Thunder Tribe - 2013 War Chant
Maxx Explosion - 2013 Forever
Ian Stewart - 2013 Junk DNA
Paul McCartney - 2013 New
Chicago - 1969 Chicago Transit Authority
Fleetwood Mac - 1972 Bare Trees
Crosby Stills & Nash - 1969 Crosby Stills & Nash
Looking Glass - 1972 Looking Glass
Therion - 2012 Les Fleurs Du Mal
Anathema - 2013 Universal
Arcangel - 2013 Harlequins Of Light
Voodoo Highway - 2012 Showdown
Barclay James Harvest - 1977 Gone To Earth
Queens Of The Stone Age - 2013 Like Clockwork
The Truth - 1990 Jump
The Believers - 1992 Extraordinary Life
Beady Eye - 2013 BE
Boston - 1994 Walk On
Pooh - 1987 Il Colore Dei Pensieri
Norman/Sexton - 1990 Facing Destiny
Ange - 1983 Le Gare De Troyes
38 Special - 1991 Bone Against Steel
Soulfly - 2013 Savages
Allies - 1985 Allies
Robert Fripp - 1979 Exposure
Carcass - 2013 Surgical Steel
Axe - 1982 Offering
David Shaw 21/11/2013
Blackberry Smoke - 2012 The Whippoolwill
Judge Parker - 2009 Along For The Ride
Rival Sons - 2011 Pressure And Time
White Sister - 1984 White Sister
Riot - 1982 Riot Live
Kelv Hellrazer 19/08/2013
Lynn Allen - look At Me I'm The King
Bret Michaels - Just What I Needed (Calabro Mix) Demo
Romany Saylor - Thunder
Outlaws & Moonshine - Demo
Baby Animals - This Is Not The End
FM - Rockville
FM - Rockville II
FM - Indiscreet
FM - Tough It Out
Heartland - Heartland
Daughtry - Baptized
Seventh Key - I Will Survive
Chris Ousey - Rhyme & Reason
Reckless Love - Spirit
Some site content is restricted to registered members, including forums, comments, rare fileshares etc. Please be aware, any spam related email addresses will not be activated. Automatic registrations are now deactivated due to spam concerns. Anyone wanting to genuinely join this site, send an email to: registrationsATglorydazemusicDOTcom requesting to register. Thanks.
Thanks for stopping by the house of GLORYDAZE Music. We're into melodic rock and AOR in a big way! If you don't know what AOR is, then you're probably at the wrong website. Anyone with a modicum of rock music knowledge going back to the lazy days of the late 60's and into the 70's up until the current day will surely feel at home here. With an excess of 5000 album reviews in the system, there is something here for the hard rock fan, prog rock supporter, or heavy metal fiend! Have a look around, and feel free to register if you want to contribute to the website, or drop us a comment or two. Cheers.. GDM
Michael Kiske and his project band Place Vendome return in 2013 with the new album 'Thunder In The Distance'. Here's the official video for the track 'Talk To Me'
Pavlov's Dog - 1975 s/t
Pavlov's Dog - 1976 Pampered Menial
Blue Oyster Cult - 1976 Agents Of Fortune
Journey - 1977 Next
Blackfoot - 1979 Strikes
Bliss Band - 1979 Neon Smiles
Blackfoot - 1982 Highway Song Live
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush - 1982 Juggernaut
Def Leppard - 1987 Hysteria
Babylon AD - 1990 Babylon AD
Rik Emmett - 1990 Absolutely
Hardline - 2009 Leaving The End Open
Demon 1989 Taking The World by Storm
Demon 1991 Hold On To The Dream
Demon 1992 Blow-Out
Demon 2001 Spaced Out Monkey
Demon 2005 Better the Devil You Know!
Demon 2012 Unbroken
Hardreams - 2013 Unbroken
Fair Warning - 2013 Sundancer
Superfecta - 2013 The Superfecta EP
Thunder Tribe - War Chant
Pink Cream 69 - 2013 Ceremonial
Crippled Black Phoenix - 2012 (Mankind) The Crafty Ape
Shylock - 2010 Rockbuster
Demon Kogure - 2007 Girls Rock 1
Spacehog - 1998 - The Chinese Album
Pallas - 1986 The Wedge
Heartlyne - 1987/2009 No Retreat No Surrender
Reo Speedwagon - 1982 Good Trouble
Lee South Africa
Golden Earring - 1989 Bloody Buccaneers
REO Speedwagon - 1984 Wheels Keep Turning
Last updated: 15 November, 2013
Welcome to GLORYDAZEMUSIC.com (or GDM to the rest of us), the site for all you need to know about true classic rock and AOR. If you consider yourself to be a trainspotter of melodic hard rock from yesteryear, then you will find a home here. If new, please register (by sending an email, refer to the last line of this post). You will be able to sign in once you get confirmation from the Site Admin. This is done as a security precaution, as there are many devious webbots trying to compromise the site by falsifying login procedures.
This site is optimized as a minimum - to a 1024x768 display ratio. Higher display ratios are covered, though the wider the screen dimension, will also widen the center panel. The left and right panels are fixed to the left and right margins respectively.
A little bit about this site. We've been going consistently now since May 1999. We were originally called HEART of the ROCK, and had a dinky little website hosted by xoom.com back in those early days. There were a bundle of informative sites back in those early days. Some of you may remember AOR Basement, AORland, Mood Swings, On The Rocks, and a few others. Sadly, many of those sites fell by the wayside, usually the weekly grind of writing and uploading content getting the better of many an aspiring online rock journalist.
As technology got better, we shifted with the times and experimented with different medium in which to get our articles across. It wasn't until about 2003 that we moved into a front-end Portal/back-end Database structure, leaving behind four years worth of pain and heartache working with static HTML. God, what a grind that was! During this transition, we opted for a name change, moving to the domain name of GLORY-DAZE. We couldn't grab the domain glorydaze.com, so we opted for the next best thing: glory-daze.com. We fluffed around with some web portal software like PHP-Nuke, and Dragonfly, but there were serious security concerns with those systems, and after exploring around and getting some recommendations, we finally settled on PHP-Fusion.
GLORY-DAZE suffered somewhat at the hands of a failing data center in Houston Texas, so much so that our site was being compromised. We made the decision to move to a new data center, upgrade to the very latest version of PHP-Fusion v7.0 (which required a huge data transition/upgrade), and used the opportunity to change the domain again (talk about keeping it fresh) to glorydazemusic.com. A bit of a mouthful I know, but as a branding exercise, it works.
There is still room to modify parts of the site, but because v7.0 has invalidated a lot of the older code we used, we have to wait until coders/developers go through the upgrade path and bring their applications (known as infusions in PHP Fusion terminology) up to speed.
There are some neat features on this site, which we'll take some time explaining.
Firstly, everything on the site is contained in a mySQL database, which is backed up regularly. The site has web security in the backend as well as the frontend. We use .htmaccess files to lock down bandwidth (image theft), plus we have an invisible security module running 24x7 that handles spam, flooding and hacks.
Navigation - go to the blue menu/strip at the top of the website page.
Search - we use an internally driven Google based Search Engine. You can access this from the top menu: GDM Google Search.
Our Forums - we've made some of these member only viewable forums. The member only stuff contains a wealth of goodies such as downloads, fileshare links etc that we don't expose to the public (for security reasons). If you aren't a member, register, and hook on. For normal unsecure stuff, guests/public have access to these.
Chat Rooms - This facility is currently being re-evaluated.
Blog - GDM has an external blog using WordPress technology. Go to: http://blog.glorydazemusic.com/wordpress.
Our RSS News Feeds - This facility is currently being re-evaluated.
Other features include: Avatar usage, Shoutbox, Commenting, Rating and Polls. Soon we will get our Photo Gallery underway, plus we are hooking up an external Audio and Video Server.
To contact us, click on our Contact Us page (in the navigation menu).
To become a member of the site and participate fully, email a request to join at: newsdesk AT glorydazemusic DOT com.
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