Author: Troy Culpan

Human Furnace of Ringworm

Human Furnace of Ringworm

“It’s kind of strange to be honest as we’re used to just flying under the radar so often and just continuing doing what we do and it seems that it’s just coming around full circle and people are starting to get it.” Ringworm, hailing from the Cleveland hardcore scene and with a name the band would never thought would stick […]

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Suze DeMarchi of Baby Animals

Suze DeMarchi of Baby Animals

“It’s Rock, some of it is, some of it’s not rock, that’s always the case. We’ve always had a bit of both you know…” 20 years ago The Baby Animals burst onto the Australian music scene and took it by storm. With hit after hit from their debut self titled album, selling 8 x platinum, numerous awards and what turned […]

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Black Veil Brides – Set The World On Fire

Black Veil Brides – Set The World On Fire

In 25 words or less:  I wish more bands made albums like this, it’s heavy, it’s melodic and it’s going to set the world on fire… given the chance. OK, this is rockin’!  I’m five seconds into this album and I already know it will be a winner, straight out of the gate I am impressed.  Black Veil Brides are […]

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Night Ranger – Somewhere In California

Night Ranger – Somewhere In California

In 25 words or less: If all music sounded like this, the world would be a much happier place.. Guess what?  Night Ranger are still around!  Yeah that’s right, the band that brought us ‘Sister Christian’ and ‘When You Close Your Eyes’ back in the 80’s are still and have been making music for many years after their biggest hits.  […]

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Eddie Vedder – Ukulele Songs

Eddie Vedder – Ukulele Songs

 “ I recommend this even if you’ve never been a fan of Eddie Vedder, as this is a perfect place to try something different.” Arguably one of the most distinctive voices in rock music as the front man of Pearl Jam now for over 20 years, Eddie Vedder has once again stepped away from the band to release a solo […]

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All Time Low – Dirty Work

All Time Low – Dirty Work

 “A great mix of power pop punk rock. Nice work All Time Low, nice work indeed. It’s far from dirty.” Power pop rock is such a great genre, infectious songs that just make you feel happy, you can sing along with the whoa oh’s and know that you’re in for a 3 minute 30 second burst of energy. This is […]

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Simple Plan – Get Your Heart On!

Simple Plan – Get Your Heart On!

 “We’re talking about Simple Plan here, not The Beatles – Have a listen, you know you’re curious” I’m going to start this review with my summary of this album so you don’t instantly dismiss it. It’s actually really, really good. This is a fun record that sees Simple Plan try out somewhat of a new sound and feel for the […]

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3 Doors Down – Time Of My Life

3 Doors Down – Time Of My Life

 “This is an album of well written and performed songs, give it a go before you dismiss it. Just sayin’ ” If there’s one thing that 3 Doors Down will never do it’s reinvent the wheel. These guys have a distinct sound that they stick with it and it works, hey, if it ain’t broke why fix it? This new […]

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David Cook – This Loud Morning

David Cook – This Loud Morning

 “If you’ve never heard of him well now is your time to discover David Cook.” The stigma associated with being an American Idol truly isn’t something that people care about as they do here at home with Australian Idol as American Idol has proven to be a launching ground for multi platinum selling artists such as Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson and […]

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Andreas Novak – Novakation

Andreas Novak – Novakation

 In 25 words or less: Andreas Novak is an artist to check out that’s for sure, the Swedish AOR / Melodic Rock scene is alive and well….. A new addition to Melodic Rock Records is some awesome AOR / Melodic Rock courtesy of Swedish singer / guitarist Andreas Novak current frontman for House Of Shakira.  This is his second solo […]

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Alex Band

Alex Band

“There’s that fear of people not caring anymore since I was stuck in that label mess for years and the fear of failing. But neither were really fears I let come true to life. After all I went through to get to this point, failing isn’t an option and I’m working my ass off to show the world who I […]

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Buz McGrath of Unearth

Buz McGrath of Unearth

“We just try to make it look like it’s going to come crashing down at any minute you know, its out of control, just mosh mayhem off stage and you’ll see us having a good time and hopefully that translates to the people viewing it.” Unearth have just unleashed their new album of pure Metal, their fifth studio album and […]

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Stix Zadinia of Steel Panther

Stix Zadinia of Steel Panther

“We fuckin’ rock and there’s a lot of bands out there that rock as well but they don’t look as sexy when they’re rockin’ as we do, so we couple the sexy with the rock.”….” How do you describe a band like Steel Panther, maybe in their own words? They proclaim themselves as “THE GREATEST HEAVY METAL BAND EVER” and […]

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Uriah Heep – Into The Wild

Uriah Heep – Into The Wild

With over 40 years in the business Uriah Heep have done more than your average band that scores their deal from the back of a Weeties box, in fact this is the bands 23rd studio album. 23rd?! Are you kidding me? No Sir they are not. What I love about this album is that it’s new and relevant. They pardon […]

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Gustav Wood of Young Guns

Gustav Wood of Young Guns

English band Young Guns in only two years have been on a whirlwind ride that not many bands get to live these days.  An EP and debut album followed by countless touring including spots at The Reading & Download festivals and now they have just been added to the amazingly monstrous Soundwave Revolution tour coming to Australian shores in September […]

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MofoIsDead

MofoIsDead

 FROM BIO: “It’s like Muse having sex with Guns N’ Roses… and then having a baby called Radiohead.” MofoIsDead are a truly impressive rock band, creating a fresh blend from their eclectic influences. Frontman Paul Galagher is renowned for his milkshake fetish, phenomenal vocals and Zeppelin-esque guitar skills. His vision and passion for epic rock ditties has produced a pure […]

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MofoIsDead – Nubile

MofoIsDead – Nubile

 I love Bands that can make a record and release it independently. This is the case with MofoIsDead, their debut effort ‘Nubile’ is really hard to explain or to pigeon hole. These guys in their bio say ‘It’s like Muse having sex with Guns N’ Roses… and then having a baby called Radiohead.’ Accurate? Yeah kinda ha ha. Does that […]

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Devine Electric – Excuse The Mess

Devine Electric – Excuse The Mess

 Devine Electric have been doing the rounds of Sydney for many years now and have always put on an energetic show playing their brand of old school Rock n Roll. This new EP ‘Excuse The Mess’ sees them bring that energy and feeling to the recorded medium. A 5 track release takes you through a few different feels, the opener […]

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Devine Electric

Devine Electric

Devine Electric is an Australian Hard Rock band formed in Sydney, N.S.W. 2005. Emerging through the breakup of bands: Tommy Gun (Eli, Ivor), Dark Order (Zoran), Powerhead (Paul) and Zino who was at the wrong place at the right time.  At a time when pretentious and lack lustre acts were dominating the local Sydney venues – Devine Electric brought a […]

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Billy Falcon – When

Billy Falcon – When

Now here at May The Rock Be With You we are all about every covering every genre of Rock music, and while this may not be the traditional rock we’re all used to, the new album from Billy Falcon is as heartfelt as you’d want.  It’s so well written both lyrically and musically.  Basically this album can and should move […]

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Journey – Eclipse

Journey – Eclipse

I’ve probably played this album through six or so times so far trying to do this review, and in a way I’m glad it’s taken this long because this album is what we like to call in the business a ‘grower.’  Eclipse is Journey’s first album in three years and their second with vocalist Arnel Pineda, whose vocals are just […]

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FarCry – Optimism

FarCry – Optimism

Melodic Rock is where it’s at and FarCry have it down to a fine art!  Optimism is an album of great catchy songs and is for lack of a better word, awesome.  This is the bands second release after their very well received debut High Gear from a couple of years ago.  What I’m finding is that I’m starting to […]

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The Trews – Hope & Ruin

The Trews – Hope & Ruin

Canadian band The Trews have just released their fourth studio album, their first in three years in Hope & Ruin.  Aussies may have been lucky enough to catch The Trews on their recent visit to our shores where they spent well over a month playing shows and wowing crowds building up a well deserved fan base making radio take notice […]

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Taking Back Sunday – Self Titled

Taking Back Sunday – Self Titled

This self titled effort and new release from Taking Back Sunday is their fifth studio album, but what makes it somewhat special is that it sees the reuniting of the bands original line up from their debut 2002 release and it’s evident that it has made an impact on the material on the album.  This is one good album.  The […]

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Warrant – Rockaholic

Warrant – Rockaholic

For those that aren’t aware, yes Warrant are still around, they do have a different singer and with his inclusion they rock better than ever. ‘Rockaholic’ is Warrant’s first release since 2006’s ‘Born Again’ that featured Black ‘N Blue singer Jaime St James, now with St James out, the failed return of Jani Lane and with former Lynch Mob / […]

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The Great Valley

The Great Valley

Catchy Power Pop Rock music just isn’t done that much anymore, and that makes me somewhat sad as it should be a genre taking over the Universe.  Luckily a band like The Great Valley has come along to keep that tradition of hooks and catchy choruses going and they should be thanked for that.  We thought them so very worthy […]

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Black ‘N Blue – Hell Yeah!

Black ‘N Blue – Hell Yeah!

Black ‘n Blue are Back ‘n Better than ever! This album, the bands first since 1988 and the first on Frontiers Records, ‘Hell Yeah!’ sees the return of the original line up, minus only Tommy Thayer and the return of Jaime St. James who was last heard on record with Warrant but trust me, this is no Warrant album, this […]

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Cinder Road

Cinder Road

We at May the Rock be with You have been fans of Cinder Road from way back when they were still known as Plunge, had the chance to see them live in the States and love what they do.  So it’s great to be able to bring them to our readers, especially for those of you that have never heard […]

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Dave Whitney of Devils In Heaven

Dave Whitney of Devils In Heaven

Devils In Heaven were an Australian group often seen touring around the east coast of Australia during the late 80’s and early 90’s. They had a strong following and in 1992 they were on a talent show called Star Search, they took out the major prize, had a single released called ‘Say a Prayer (One departed)’ and then basically disappeared. […]

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October Rage

October Rage

It’s always great when you can see a band who have been given an opportunity of a lifetime and then take that and run with it.  This was exactly the case with Aussie band ‘October Rage’ who had the chance to support Global Icons Bon Jovi for the three nights of the Sydney leg of their world tour.  They won […]

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