Cream Pie “No Secrets”

Italian band CREAM PIE has been around for a while since they started rockin' in 2007 in the South of Italy, then later moved to Milan. On this new abum, opening track "Downtown Pirates" displays some classic modern sleaze metal, but second song "Away From Me" shows us a darker, heavier side of the band's... Continue Reading →

Lipstick “Lipstick II”

Following the 2015 debut album, "Lipstick II" takes us to another colourful space travel starting with "On The Eve of The Attack", which sounds like a quite surprising mix of BOWIE and MEAT LOAF! "Fight Back", "Cha La Head Cha La", or "Girl Dressed as a Sailor Moon" have a more 80s L.A. glam metal... Continue Reading →

Rakel Traxx “Dirty Dollz”

The South of France is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about glam metal, but RAKEL TRAXX has been around for a while now and these guys know what they're talking about. Here they are again with 10 traxx full of heavy, sleazy rock'n'roll riffs, catchy choruses ("Can' t You... Continue Reading →

Black Star Furies “Vamp In Paradise”

Italian hard rockers BLACK STAR FURIES are back with 14 songs. While the horror metal vibe can definitely be heard in the vocals, the guitars also have a strong VAN HALEN vibe (especially on the guitar solo extravaganza "1977"!.) You'll find some dark heavy rock tunes and songs that stand somewhere between 80s hard rock... Continue Reading →

Lipstick “S/T”

Introduced as a band that was formed after their lead singer and leader, Greg Troyan travelled through space, LIPSTICK is a theatrical glam influenced band from Nashville, TN. While you'll find a good dose of L.A. glam metal in songs like "We're Here To Rock You", "The Conan Song" or "Alone", LIPSTICK also brings 70s... Continue Reading →

Down To Rock #12 (November 2014)

My name is Teddy Heavens and I’m bringing you the latest Sleaze/Glam/Punk/Metal and Trash rock and roll news from the Golden State and the streets (and gutters) of Hollywood, California! From the Valleys to the alleys, I’ll find the coolest bands to report on and let you know what’s up from the Rock and Roll... Continue Reading →

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