Category: SHAKRA

SHAKRA – Mad World (2020)

To be released soon, ‘Mad World’ is album number twelve from the Swiss boys SHAKRA and a it’s a special one: they are celebrating a quarter century. I have always considered Shakra as one of the most exciting and fresh sounding bands within the melodic hard rock genre, so I guess it came as a bit of a shock to...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Feb / March 2020 _ Vol.1

Exciting new 2020 releases from the the Melodic Rock / AOR / Hard Rock scene are coming up in months to come. Let’s taste the juicy advances from new albums by H.E.A.T, AORsters Xtasy, Gotthard, Ozzy Osbourne, Jorn, Shakra, Newman, Frank Hannon, Wolfpakk, The Night Flight Orchestra or the Robert Hart and Liar comeback works after many years out of...

SHAKRA – Snakes & Ladders [Limited Digipak] (2017)

Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA – one of the most consistent European acts in the genre since the late ’90s – will release their new studio album “Snakes & Ladders” on November 10th via AFM Records. Having a new Shakra album to listen to is always a moment of appreciation. In one or another way the Swiss hard rock outfit never...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Nov-Dec 2017 – Vol.2

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Nov-Dec 2017 – Vol.2

This end of the year promises to deliver some stupendous albums, let’s check the newest advanced singles from CD’s to come. Via Frontiers Music we have one of the most anticipated comeback acts in years: PINK CREAM 69. Commanded by bassist (and renowned producer) Dennis Ward, the band will release their new album, Headstrong, on November 10th. ‘Path of Destiny’...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases October-November 2017 – Vol.3

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases October-November 2017 – Vol.3

A new month is soon arriving, so let’s check some upcoming releases advanced singles. Via Frontiers Records super-group PHANTOM 5 will release their second album Play II Win. The band includes former Bonfire singer Claus Lessmann, producer and guitar player Michael Voss (Michael Schenker), Robby Boebel (Fontline) and Axel Kruse (Jaded Heart). Check the new single ‘Baptised’, a great rolling...

SHAKRA – Life Tales: The Ballads (2017)

SHAKRA – Life Tales: The Ballads (2017)

Swiss melodic hard rockers SHAKRA have just released “Life Tales : The Ballads“, a limited edition CD comprising the band’s most celebrated ballads / midtempo tunes, only available in Switzerland and Germany. Since Shakra debuted in 1998 with their self-titled album, the band has released eleven studio albums and toured all over the world.In addition to their solid brand of...

SHAKRA – High Noon [digipak version] (2016)

Swiss melodic hard rockers SHAKRA just released their new album “High Noon” via AFM Records. “High Noon” marks the return of the band’s former vocalist Mark Fox, who parted ways with Shakra in 2009 but recently announced his return. “High Noon” is a great, no frills, rockin’ album. “Hello” starts the CD off with a sharp guitar intro and a...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases 2016 – Vol.2

Many major bands and promising newcomers are working on their new albums to be released next year, so let’s take a look to the advanced singles of the most interesting acts from the bunch. Supergroup LAST IN LINE – the band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO members Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain, plus singer Andrew...

SHAKRA – 33 ; The Best Of (2014)

* Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA are one of the most constant forces of the European scene, with a solid career started in the mid – ’90s and nine studio albums under their belt.“33 ; The Best Of” includes 30 Shakra highlights taken from the band’s catalogue and on top of that, 3 brand new and unreleased tracks of finest quality...

SHAKRA – Powerplay (2013)

* Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA, originally from Bern, have been together since the mid-nineties and they are still around with 3 original band members. Almost 20 years in the business has enabled them to hit the German and Swiss album charts, play countless gigs and festivals, yet the band never made it big in UK and America. With their brand...

SHAKRA – Back On Track (2011)

Swiss rockers Shakra are surely no strangers among fans of melodic hard rock. In a period of twelve years the band has released seven studio albums, a live album and a DVD, played countless and has grown out to be a hard value within the genre. From the fifth studio album, ‘Rising’ (2003), vocalist/front man Mark Fox was the voice...