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2015 Annual Review

The Rock Man's Annual Review

Top 5 Albums of the Year (2015):


1. Def Leppard – Def Leppard

2. Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

3. The Darkness – Last Of Our Kind

4. Disturbed - Immortalized

5. Stryper - Fallen


Honourable Mentions:

Sevendust – Kill The Flaw

Jorn Lande and Trond Holter presents Dracula – Swing of Death

Scorpions – Return To Forever


Best Song of 2015:


The Darkness – Open Fire / Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run


Best Concert/Event of 2015:


Kiss 40th Anniversary Tour – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.

(Having said that, the Billy Idol and Def Leppard tours were pretty awesome as well)


Best Music Video of 2015:


The Darkness – Barbarian and Iron Maiden – Speed Of Light


Best New Talent of 2015:

Honestly can’t say anything got my attention in this regard. Somewhat disappointing really.


Best Cover Art of 2015:


Jorn Lande and Trond Holter presents Dracula – Swing of Death

Biggest News Story of 2015:


“Ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer SCOTT WEILAND Found Dead”


What Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2016?


Iron Maiden touring Australia



Juliano Mallon's Annual Review

Top 5 Albums of the Year (2015):


1. Find Me – Dark Angel

2. Def Leppard – Def Leppard

3. Trixter – Human Era

4. Art Nation - Revolution

5. Eclipse - Armageddonize


Honourable Mentions:

House of Lords – Indestructible

Joe Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Love

Blood Red Saints - Speedway


Best Song of 2015:


Can’t name just one. Though there weren't many great albums, there were one too many great songs...


Best Concert/Event of 2015:


Rush - R40 Tour


Best Music Video of 2015:


I didn’t watch anything worth mentioning. Sorry...


Best New Talent of 2015:


Art Nation


Best Cover Art of 2015:


Osukaru - Transition

Biggest News Story of 2015:


The arrest of Deen Castronovo and his firing from Journey


What Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2016?


Survivor (to be confirmed)

Strangeways (to be confirmed)

Oz Osukaru’s solo album

Osukaru

Wigelius (already got the promo and it’s simply awesome)

Seven

Treat

First Signal (with Harry Hess)

The Defiants

Rick Springfield

Nordic Union (already got the promo and it’s one hell of an album)

Dave Smiles' Annual Review

Top 5 Albums of the Year (2015):


1. Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

2. Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz

3. Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct

4. Buckcherry – Rock N Roll

5. Dellacoma – South Of Everything


Honourable Mentions:

WASP - Golgatha

Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls

Kamelot - Haven


Best Song of 2015:


Santa Cruz - Vagabonds (Sing With Me)


Best Concert/Event of 2015:


Helloween at 170 Russell, Melbounre



Best Music Video of 2015:


Kamelot - Insomnia


Best New Talent of 2015:


Dellacoma Rio (Not exactly new, but well on the way to making a major impact!)

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Best Cover Art of 2015:


Symphony X - Underworld

Biggest News Story of 2015:

Upcoming Guns n Roses reunion (again)

The passing of Scott Wieland


What Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2016?


New albums from Dream Theater, Megadeth, Anthrax, Massive, White Widdow, Metallica.