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Seventh Wonder: Inner Enemy

This week's post is the start of a little series of music videos by up and coming Progressive Metal / Progressive Rock bands I listen to. This song's Inner Enemy by Seventh Wonder.[youtube i2lmXuNS0u0] Read more

Great Rock Singers: Encore with Meat Loaf and Ronnie James Dio

OK, this article isn't in the praise of one singer but actually about two of the greatest voices in the Rock business, one of which sadly enough sings no more:[youtube dqIU9-Qu9ug] Read more

Great Rock Singers: Patti Russo

This is about another great, but not particularly well-known singer in Rock music: Patricia Russo, who humorously once referred to herself as Meat Patti because she's been the long-time duet partner of Meat Loaf:[youtube GR9j36UMVu4][youtube FRM8v5VmysU] Read more

Great Rock Singers: Roy Khan

Well, what can I say about Khan? The epitome of theatrical performance. Such versatility and range. A warm baritone timbre:[youtube GOVW9GezQ0k][youtube K0yYxOV-bRU] Read more

Great Rock Singers: Damian Wilson

Arjen Lucassen has a particular talent for not only choosing the best singers for his projects but also for bringing out the best in them. Damian Wilson of Threshold is one of those singers. While his work with Threshold is great already, his performances with Arjen's Star One and Ayreon are truly marvellous. His voice has once been described as 'indestructible' by Arjen. Damian's masterpiece - in my humble opinion - is 'And The Druids Turn To Stone' from the 'Universal ... Read more

Great Rock Singers: Matthew Barlow

In my little series about rock singers I consider to be truly great I just can't help but mention Matthew Barlow, who had sort of an on again off again relationship with Iced Earth in the recent years. Regardless, Matt Barlow displays an awesome technique and versatility. He's one of the few bass-baritone singers in the rock and metal genre:[youtube EAPO8IrJ2iA][youtube 7jGw3QXsnTY]Finally, you might also want to listen to this great rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' by Matthew Barlow (who at ... Read more

Great Rock Singers: Zak Stevens

Having started this little series on great rock singers with James LaBrie naming him as my all-time favourite I must now admit that actually Zak Stevens of Savatage fame comes close to that status. Also being a very talented, technically apt singer, Zak was lucky to be lead singer for Savatage during the better part of the nineties - a band that was both well-known for the awesome feel for melody as well as an unfortunate tendency to be inexplicably underestimated ... Read more

Great Rock Singers: Floor Janssen

Continuing my little series on rock singers next up is Dutch singer Floor Janssen, formerly with After Forever, now being lead singer for both Nightwish and ReVamp, as well as having appeared on various Ayreon and Star One albums. Floor's a classically trained singer but very apt at singing other styles, too:[youtube fjm4BrNAf6s][youtube IeXcdvkllw4][youtube Od_qcbw3f5Q]While the talk is quite interesting, too, you might want to skip to 3:23 for the actual music in the last video. Read more

Great Rock Singers: James LaBrie

Because I'm very much into metal music as well as I'm into great singers I thought I'd write a few blog posts about those heavy metal singers I'm particularly fond of. First one's probably my all-time favourite: James LaBrie of Dream Theater. These are a few videos that give you an impression of his technical prowess, awesome range and versatility:[youtube xtnz2O4Chfw][youtube uIT6vdjsqsc][youtube yLXwPVqZKjY] Read more

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