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If you like eighties style AOR / Hard Rock, then this really is essential.

There’s been an abundance of bands reliving the glory days of the eighties, and in my opinion that’s no bad thing, as it makes it seem as if Grunge never happened. The latest to appear are White Widdow from Melbourne, Australia. With absolutely no concerns at all about following modern rock trends, they have produced an absolute corker of an album influenced by some of the biggest bands of the eighties, and just a touch of early nineties too. Check this list out for some reference points; Survivor, Asia, Journey, Winger, House Of Lords, White Sister, Europe, Treat, Tyketto, Giant, Danger Danger, Bon Jovi, Dokken…just a few in there you like? Mmm, thought so…

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Everywhere you look the guitars of Enzo Almanzi and the keyboards of Xavier Millis vie for attention, pushing each other all the way, but not outdoing each other, and vocalist Jules Mephisto has a great set of pipes, a blend of Warrant’s Jani Lane and Chandler Mogel from Outloud / Talon. But it’s not just the influences and performances that are important here, the songs are pretty damn good too. Yes it’s not exactly an original sound, but it’s done so well it really doesn’t matter. Myself being a huge Tyketto fan I was quick to notice that ‘Broken Hearts Don’t Last Forever’ sounded a LOT like ‘Wings’ – then the following ‘How Far I Run’ includes the lyric “got the wings to fly”, but both are enormous hook-filled anthems so I’ll forgive them. Elsewhere killer opening track ‘Tokyo Rain’ has an intro that Giant’s Dann Huff would be proud of, and the likes of ‘Cross To Bear’ and ‘Spirit Of Fire’ and ‘One More Day’ are also straight out of the Desmond Child book of potential hit singles. There’s only one out and out ballad in the shape of the brilliant ‘Shadows Of Love’, but the mid-tempo ‘Don’t Fail Me Now’ also eases back on the power and is even better.

I don’t often use the ‘E’ word, but if you like eighties style AOR / Hard Rock, then this really is Essential. White Widdow for Firefest 2011 anyone?

Ant Heeks

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  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
  • Berny : Apologies! Magazine can now be accessed from your download section. Best wishes, B.
  • Berny : @Martykelly: We're sorry
  • Martykelly : Just purchased issue 89 hoping its going to be in my download soon.
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  • Berny : @the trapps: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. The magazine is now available in your downloads section.
  • the trapps : waiting for the issue 89 which we purchased to be in our downloads section ???
  • Berny : @tomandpam: Many thanks for your purchase. The download instructions were sent yesterday, please contact me at «email» should you haven't received the email.
  • tomandpam : I paid for a download on issue 89 and didn't receive the download. Please let me know when I can get it. Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Fireworks Magazine #89 will be available at selected UK based newsagents on December 16th. The digital version can already be purchased in our Download Store.
  • zom414 : When's the next mag due for release?
  • Berny : @el nowy: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. Pls. check your mail!
  • el nowy : Hi, how long does it take for my download license to be available? I purchased it 3 days ago. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @l.thijs: Apologies for the delay, your digital copy can now be downloaded from your "My Downloads" section.
  • l.thijs : Hi Fireworks Magazine. I made a purchase on 10 nov and I paid by Paypall. I bought the #85 fireworks mag download for GBP3,50. But I didn,t receive anything. Please can you find out what's going on?
  • kazooba : I have digital versions of every issue from 27 thru 88, any way I can get issues 1 - 26 with cd's digitally?
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: The links are in the Fireworks menu. Have you tried scrolling down? Maybe your screen size is too small...
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; there are only links up to Fireworks 86. Which is kinda strange because i already downloaded CD 87 but i'm looking for the link to CD 88...Chris
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.
  • Berny : @bpomper: Can you pls. contact the Rocktopia team here: «email»
  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
  • Rocktopia Te : @bpomper: For security reasons, we removed your previous message. Please do not post your private e - mail address. Many thanks for your understanding.
  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.

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