Killer new studio disc by this bad-ass, heavy power trio from California featuring Jamie Purpora on guitar. On Dragon Lady, the 11th Interstate Blues disc to land, the band tears into a brain-damaging set of 10 excellent, powerful, hard-hitting, lead guitar dominated tracks that kick serious six string ass from start to finish. Purpora is a fierce axe rippin' animal who lays down the heavy guitar law on this intense, balls to the wall riff:monster. Highly recommended to fans of all the other Interstate Blues discs and to all the serious guitar rock fanatics worldwide who like to rock guitar heavy.
Chase the Dragon is the third studio album by the British melodic rock band Magnum. It was released in 1982 on Jet Records. Overseen by the Kansas producer Jeff Glixman, Chase the Dragon was the first recorded appearance by the new keyboard player Mark Stanway, although he had made his live debut at Magnum's appearance at the Reading Festival in 1980. The album was recorded over 13 days at Town House Studios in London, and the following year Tony Clarkin flew to Axis Studios in Atlanta to mix it. However, there was a two-year delay before the album's release in 1982.
On the back of such well received albums 'Albion' and 'Isla De Muerta', released a mere 6 months apart like their debut and follow up back in 1996, the UK's highly-rated melodic hard rock band Ten release their first EP for many years. Featuring exclusive artwork from Gaetano Di Falco, the EP also boast three previously unreleased tracks. These are no mere cast-off, but potential bone-fide classic, with 'Muskateers: Soldiers of the King' being right up their with the best historical Ten epics, while 'The Prodigal Saviour' and 'Is There Anyone With Sense' returns to the more melodic AOR of the debut. The EP also includes the European bonus track 'We Can Be As One', so for Japan and the Far East, there are 4 unreleased tracks…
Prototypical 70's Belgian band, Dragon's music falls mostly in the hard progressive category with a psychy edge. For all the adepts of delicate and elaborated rock, this band displays a great richness, a great instrumental diversity (Mellotron, guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, etc.) with some lightened guitar soli. They sound like a mix of Iron Butterfly, Uriah Heep, Van Der Graaf Generator, and 70s Italian Art Rock.