Sunday, November 10, 2019

REVIEW : TYKETTO, Strenght In Numbers Live (Frontiers Music s.r.l., 8 November 2019 )

Legendary band of Tyketto is releasing nowadays a live record to celebrate their 25th anniversary of the release of the band's second opus "Strength In Numbers". Released back in 1994, in the middle of the grunge revolution, "Strength In Numbers" is still considered one of the best releases of a great era. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

MYSTIC PROPHECY announce the various formats of their new album "METAL DIVISION" and launch pre-order!

German roaring Heavy Metal beast MYSTIC PROPHECY announce the release of their new album “METAL DIVISION”, out on January 10, 2020! After almost 20 years and 10 studio albums MYSTIC PROPHECY finally found in ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records their rightful home, and this long overdue partnership is out for blood! After the success of their latest offering “Monuments Uncovered”, one of Germany’s finest heavy metal machine, MYSTIC PROPHECY return with a new ground-breaking Heavy Metal masterpiece filled with massive riffs, anthemic hooks and furious melodies! “Metal Division” is definitely the band’s heaviest and best work to date and will elevate MYSTIC PROPHECY where they belong: to the HEAVY METAL pantheon!



H.E.A.T announced the release of a brand new album, titled “H.E.A.T II”, early next year. “H.E.A.T II” is the first album ever to be produced entirely by the band with Jona Tee and Dave Dalone as producers.
”This is how we would sound if we made a debut album 2019, hence the title".
First out was ”One by One”, released September 27th, which is today followed up by the anthem ”RISE”.
”Rise is about uniting and rebel against the powers that be. Whatever that maybe is subjective to the listener.” – H.E.A.T

H.E.A.T is:
Erik Grönwall - Vocals
Dave Dalone - Guitar
Jimmy Jay - Bass
Jona Tee - Keyboards
Don Crash - Drums

Watch the official music video here –


SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)--are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album, appropriately titled, ‘MMXX’ (pronounced: 20/20).

Produced by The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy and Sherinian), ‘MMXX’ will be released on the 17th January 2020 via InsideOutMusic/Sony as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats. Pre-orders for all formats will be available starting November 15th, which will include an instant download of the album’s first single, “Goodbye Divinity,” on iTunes and Amazon.

A teaser trailer was released on Inside Out’s official YouTube page here

“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut,” outlines drummer Mike Portnoy. “But we feel that it has come out stronger, simply because we know one another better. ‘PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY’ was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening. Now, we can draw on having the experience not only of recording that album, but also of touring together a lot. And now there is clearly a lot more obvious chemistry going on.”

“We did 83 shows on the last tour,” adds keyboardist Derek Sherinian. “And it was so worthwhile, because we came out of it with a stronger bond, and that is certainly reflected in what we wrote.”

The writing process began at the start of the year, as Portnoy, Sherinian and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal got together. “The three of us were at my home studio in Pennsylvania,” explains Portnoy. “And it took about three weeks to get all the music written. That was a very smooth process. The last time, it certainly must have felt a little weird for Bumblefoot to be writing with Derek and me, because we were strangers to him. Now, we know one another better and that helped things push along.”

STEEL PROPHET reveal their new lyric video for the song “Life=Love=God Machine”!

The track is taken from the band’s last album “The God Machine”, released on April 26th, 2019 and can be viewed here:

Video by Marcelo Nespoli

Los Angeles based, US Heavy / Power metal legends STEEL PROPHET are back with a new massive sounding heavy metal album that will definitely hit the top lists of 2019! Five years after the release of their last album "Omniscient" the band recruited the all-star Heavy Metal singer / producer R.D. Liapakis of Mystic Prophecy / Devil's Train and his uniquely ranged vocal skills to perfectly match the songs on "The God Machine".

Sunday, November 3, 2019

REVIEW : Michael Bormann's Jaded Hard, Feels Like Yesterday (RMB Records, 2019)

To be honest here I just love Michael Bormann's voice. One of the best shouters out there, extremely talented and, in my opinion, a vocalist that should have more popularity, no doubt about that. His days and troubles with Jaded Heart are long gone and nowadays Mr. Bormann is back to business with a new project/band and he is ready for big things.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

REVIEW : WORK OF ART, Exhibits (Frontiers Music s.r.l., November 8, 2019)

For those who love high quality melodic rock/AOR music the name of Work Of Art is no stranger to them. With already three amazing records on their sleeves Work Of Art nowadays are going to release their brand new opus entitled "Exhibits" through Frontiers Music.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian melodic rockers, Saints Trade, for the release of their brand new studio album, "Time To Be Heroes".

Saints Trade: deal with Art Of Melody Music

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian melodic rockers, Saints Trade, for the release of their brand new studio album, "Time To Be Heroes".

Saints Trade project was born in Bologna in 2009 with a great will to play music and a sheer passion for glorious Hard Rock bands. Soon, the band started composing its own material and performing live around Italy. After some line-up changes throughout the years, the band got the great opportunity to play at Fleetwoodstock Festival (Fleetwood, UK) in November 2011, as opening act for famous British hard-rockers Ten. The enthusiastic response of the audience to the songs gave Saints Trade an encouragement to enter the studio in April 2012 and record “A Matter Of Dreams”, their first mini-album produced by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Alchemy, Michele Luppi) at his Pri Studio. 

Black Paisley announce new single "All the way to heaven" ( Halloween single)

Yet another high energy rocker from Sweden's Black Paisley is up for release this Halloween!
Since its foundation back in 2014, Black Paisley have reached over a million plays on both Spotify and YouTube with their modern version of classic rock, featured on editorial playlist like Spotify’s HARD ROCK and Born to run. The new single "All The Way To Heaven" is written by singer Stefan Blomqvist and produced/engineered by Ulf Hedin. 
“We will continue to release song by song in the short to mid term to keep momentum”
says vocalist Stefan Blomqvist.
The mastering is done by Svante Forsbäck (Chartmakers), who has worked with both Rammstein and Volbeat on their latest releases. A Nordic cooperation made in heaven?
The cover of the album is a photo of another “Day of the dead” mexican sculpture, with the theme of fantasy, beauty and mysticism.

KingCrown release their second official video and radio single for the song "Over the Moon"!

The track is taken from the band’s debut album “A Perfect World” out on November 1st, 2019 and can be viewed here:
Filmed, Directed & Edited by: Mehdi Khadouj
Actors:  Man: Chris Martin, Girl: Alexia Mussard - Instagram: @alexmssrd

Digital single of “Over the Moon” is now available across all digital and streaming platforms!

COLLATERAL Release Music Video For New Single 'Mr. Big Shot'

UK hard rockers Collateral have released a music video for their new single “Mr. Big Shot” from their forthcoming debut full-length album, which will be available on February 21, 2020 via Roulette Media Records / Cargo Records UK.

The video can be viewed here:

The exciting and flamboyant rock and roll band are comprised of Angelo Tristan (lead vocals, guitar), Todd Winger (guitar), Jack Bentley-Smith (bass) and Ben Atkinson (drums).
Collateral have been busy in the studio since after the release of the ‘4 Shots!’ EP, Collateral worked relentlessly to keep the momentum going. They won a Camden Rocks Festival competition out of 20,000 bands to play the main stage at the Electric Ballroom on June 1, 2019. A few months later, they won a competition between 40 bands at the Ramblin’ Man Rumble to play the Rising Stage at the Ramblin’ Man Fair festival 2019.  The band drew the biggest crowd when they played the Rising Stage at Ramblin’ Man.

Melodic Hard Rock / AOR sensation BLIND REVOLUTION sign with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!

Blind Revolution were formed in 2010, by the brothers Simone and Cristiano Sipione, respectively guitars and vocals, who decided to give life to a new band after several previous musical endeavors. 

Driven by the will to honor their idols and music influences (bands like Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Van Halen, Journey, etc.) they found in the experienced Massimiliano Ricciardo (bass player for a number of local bands) the perfect rhythm section partner. A natural alchemy was immediately born between the three, which soon became a great friendship. After a few personnel changes, they caught a lucky break and welcomed Giovanni Maucieri on drums, one of the most talented drummers in the area that completes the line-up and Blind Revolution begin their music adventure. 

Right from the start the band felt the urgency to give voice to their inspiration and one live show after another, started to consolidate its local fan base and decide to put themselves to the test to appear in a number of music contests and festivals for emerging bands with the excited and eager as ever to make their voices and their music heard.

Blind Revolution are:
Cristiano Sipione - Vocals
Simone Sipione - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Massimiliano Ricciardo - Bass, Backing Vocals, Keyboards Programming
Giovanni Maucieri - Drums, Sequencer