Now for something completely different. Redemption Vol I reviewed via live radio!

September 9th, 2017 –  The Apocalyptic Lovers’ Redemption Volume I,  mixed by legendary producer Michael Wagener, is still gaining attention from new fans and critics all over the world. And with the latest form of attention comes an album review with a twist.

Jason Ryan and Jon Axel of will review the Apocalyptic Lovers’ album Redemption Vol I live on air.

Tune in this Sunday evening, September, 10, 2017, to at 8:00 PM CST to catch the live review, a completely new experience for the band which should prove to be interesting at the very least.

“The idea for a live album review is very innovative and cool,” says founding member and drummer, David B. Hope. “Our record has been out a little over a year, and because of the vastness of the internet, fans are still discovering our record. It’s great that people are still finding our record and digging it so much.

“Right now we are planning and writing Redemption Volume 2, so it’s very cool that people are still stumbling across our record,” continues Hope.” If they like Volume I, they are gonna love Volume 2. We have used Facebook live to debut demos of I Think it’s Gonna Rain, Little Too Late and Best I Can and the feedback has been outstanding. I recently sent 8 sets of lyrics to Sean and the guys so there is going to be a lot of new material to chose from.

“While we work on writing, pre-production, and setting our financial ducks in a row to have Michael produce our next album, it is very helpful to still have outlets pushing Redemption Volume I,” says Hope. “I know that myself and the entire band will be tuning into HairBandHeaven this Sunday, and we hope others are curious enough to tune in as well.”

The band plans to keep working Redemption Volume I and playing live shows to support it until they are 110% ready to head into the studio to record Volume 2. Marketing for the second outing will then take over once the band is a couple months out from recording. Until then, keep enjoying Redemption Volume I and please help the band spread the word to rockers everywhere!

UPDATE: September 11, 2017 –

The band would like to send out a big THANK YOU to for the LIVE album review this past Sunday.

Jason Ryan & Jon Axel decided to attempt for the first time a live – on air album review via

Jason has been spinning the band for a while now on his station, but it sounded like Jon never heard them before. Jon sounded shocked when told they were not a signed band and they both continued with how much they loved the Redemption Vol I. 

The station even had listeners call in live and one said she really liked all three songs up to that point and loved the song Change of Frequency. Jason & Jon covered all 8 songs between their comments and listeners calling in.

Please make sure to tune in to for some of the best in arena rock and hair metal then & now on the radio! Remember the station streams FREE 24/7 and ROCKS! features the video for Change of Frequency by the Apocalyptic Lovers via Music Discovery Monday.

June 26, 2017 –  Adam Waldman from the cutting edge music site featured the Apocalyptic Lovers video for Change of Frequency via his weekly installment of Music Discovery Monday.

Adam has the video featured in the article and he also has some great back story on the song and the band from their founding member / drummer Dave Hope.

A portion from Adam’s feature states – “Like some of my favorite new bands, Apocalyptic Lovers has a history that dates back much further than most people realize.  Reunions for bands like Guns N’ Roses may grab all of the headlines, but revisiting the past with the benefit of life experience can be a boon for bands that fly under the radar as well.  The reunion story is part of the inspiration for “Change Of Frequency.”  Rather than paraphrase, I encourage you to check out the meaning and inspiration behind the song as shared by drummer, Dave Hope (below).” – Adam Waldman (Publisher/Editor Hard Rock Daddy)

To watch the video and read the full article please click HERE. 


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THE ROCKPIT (Australia) interviews Apocalyptic Lovers drummer David Hope

April 6, 2017 – Originally posted via THE ROCKPIT website on the 1st of April, Owner and Editor Mark Diggins states –

“Formerly going under the name Love and War  (a band who embraced the Hard Rocking sounds of the 80’s after Grunge hit hard) Apocalyptic Lovers are the rebirth of that band – rechristened and reinvigorated and on a mission to revive that music we all loved but with a modern edge. We loved their first release – last year’s Volume 1, but fear not there’s plenty more on the way. We caught up with drummer David Hope to talk about reconnections, Dokken, Bon Jovi and how Michael Wagner got involved in their story.”

You can listen to Mark interviewing David by clicking HERE.

This past January, THE ROCKPIT posted a review of the Apocalyptic Lovers album Redemption Vol I that was mixed by legendary rock & metal producer Michael Wagener.

THE ROCKPIT states – “If you love the sound of 80’s Rock then there’s something rather warming about this release from Apocalyptic Lovers who you’d probably tag with the Melodic Hard Rock label, but in truth there’s a little more depth and variety in here than with most.”

To read THE ROCKPIT’S full review of Redemption Vol I by the Apocalyptic Lovers click HERE.  

The band sends a huge thank you to Mark & THE ROCKPIT for all the kind words. The band will be working on Volume 2 soon and hopefully will be fortunate enough to have a few gigs down under in the near future.


Strutter Magazine via the Netherlands reviews Redemption Vol I.

Originally posted 11/01/2016. Strutter Magazine wrote, “and if you’re a fan of 80s Hair Metal then grab a copy of this release a.s.a.p. Basically this is high quality 80s US Melodic Hardrock a la Dokken/Stryper, in the classic Hair Metal days style of the mid 1980s, straight-ahead, catchy and singable, with a big crunchy guitarsound and shredding guitar solo’s, in a so-called “coolness sound at it’s best” during great uptempo songs like Better Days, Killing for a Living (great vocals, pure Loud and Clear style), Left in the Cold and Dying Day. There’s also some early 90s Firehouse to be heard during the great midtempo tunes Who the Hell Are You? an The Groove. What more to say… as this is Hair Metal Heaven, must-check for fans of the afforementioned bands…”

Read the full review here. 

Note: Please scroll the review page about half way down & look for our album art to view the review.

Sleaze Roxx reviews Redemption Vol I.

Originally posted August 21, 2016. Olivier wrote, “Apocalyptic Lovers have delivered an album that will undoubtedly take you back to the glory days of the ’80s era where engaging melodies, soaring harmonies and great guitar riffs were the staples of your favorite songs. Seeing that producer and mixer extraordinaire Michael Wagener (Accept, Alice Cooper, Dokken, Extreme, Keel, Skid Row, Warrant and White Lionjust to name a few) took care of the mixing for the album, it is not surprising that Apocalyptic LoversRedemption Volume I has a real retro feel to it…”

Read the full review here.