Category Archives: The Bards Corner Podcast

December 2017 #1 Music News: inc Fabio Lione, Beat In Black, Ammouri

Show Notes:
0:13 News: Blood Red Saints
0:43 News: Lione Conti
1:23 News: Rick Wakeman
2:00 Review: Ammouri – “Dare To Be Happy”
3:10 Review: Beast In Black – “Berserker”

Matt and Heather present rock music news and album reviews, featuring Fabio Lione (Rhapsody) and Alessandro Conti (Trick or Treat), Rick Wakeman, Blood Red Saints, Ammouri, and ex-Battle Beast’s Anton Kabanen’s new band Beast In Black. This is also available to watch on YouTube. 

Nov-2017 #2: Inc reviews of Pretty Boy Floyd and Barbara Black

In this episode Matt and Heather present album news regarding Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime, Reuben Archer’s Personal Sin, Dave Kerzner, reviews of new releases by Pretty Boy Floyd and Barbara Black, as well as quickly round up some of the notable releases for the month of November.

Kee Marcello interview (Europe, Kee Of Hearts, Easy Action)

Ex-Europe, Easy Action and Kee Of Hearts guitarist Kee Marcello joins us for a chat about his new band Kee Of Hearts, his Europe days, being a member of the first Swedish band to sign a worldwide deal with a major US label, having a role as himself in Rock Of Ages, his autobiography The Rock Star That God Forgot, and experience of chariot racing, plus much more. 

Nov-17 #1: News, plus album reviews for Jeff Scott Soto and The Dark Element

In this episode Matt and Heather present album news regarding Houston, Panorama and Squealer, tour information for Bad Touch, and album reviews for upcoming releases by Jeff Scott Soto and The Dark Element, the new project fronted by former Nightwish and Alyson Avenue singer Anette Olzon.

INTERVIEW: Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy

Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger joins Matt on the phone for a chat about Night Ranger’s 12th studio album “Don’t Let Up”, songwriting, having 2 lead vocalists in a band, his solo material, and some excellent questions submitted by fans, including topics such as Brad Gillis and Ozzy Osbourne, Sister Christian, and Boogie Nights. 

Oct-17 Music News #1 inc L A Guns & Dante Fox

In the news: Tom Petty, Emerson, Focus, One-Eyed Doll, Beth Hart, Jessica Wolff, Serenade, and reviews for upcoming releases by L.A. Guns and Dante Fox. You can also watch this on YouTube (links below)

Sept 17 #2 Music News: UK Tour info, Robin Beck & Phantom 5 album reviews

In the news: Heather and Matt present UK tour info and review upcoming album releases for Robin Beck (“Love Is Coming”) and Phantom 5 (“Play To Win”), a German melodic hard rock act featuring Bonfire singer Claus Lessmann on vocals. You can also watch this on YouTube or read a written review, links below.

3:48 Robin Beck “Love Is Coming” review
7:05 Phantom 5 “Play To Win” review

Written Reviews:
Phantom 5 “Play To Win”:
Robin Beck “Love Is Coming”:

Sept 2017 #1: Epica, Yes, Madam X, Martina Edoff, Not Over Yet, Mavara

Heather and Matt discuss new tour info for Yes and Martina Edoff, album news from Madam X, Mavara and Not Over Yet, and the new 6 track EP from Epica, “The Solace System”.  You can also watch this episode on YouTube! Links available further down. We’ve also started a new series on YouTube, “The Quest Report Final Verdict”, a heavily edited version of The Quest Report in which we give our views on a game in 5 minutes or less! Check out the full description for links.

Interview with Martina Edoff, the Nordic Queen of Rock

Frequently hailed as the Nordic Queen Of Rock and with her 3rd album “We Will Align” set for release on September 22nd via AOR Heaven, Matt sat down and had a talk with Swedish singer Martina Edoff about her new album, the meaning behind the songs on We Will Align, touring, writing with Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), and much more! 

August 2017#3: Music news with reviews for Dirty Thrills and Hell In The Club

In the news: Jethro Tull, Stan Bush, Secret Rule, Autograph and Every Mother’s Nightmare, with reviews of upcoming releases by Hell In The Club and Dirty Thrills. You can also find this episode on YouTube (links at bottom).