Monday, August 20, 2018

REVIEW : MICHAEL SIGNAL --- DIRECT INJECTION (EP, 2018)

Michael Signal is a songwriter/guitarist and he has been involved in many projects/bands during his career. "Direct Injection" is entitled his debut solo EP that contains four (4) tracks. The full debut album will be released later this year.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

KILMARA Release 'End Of The World' Lyric Video

Spanish melodic metal band, KILMARA, have released a lyric video for “End Of The World“, the song is taken from their fourth album ‘Across the Realm of Time‘, out August 31, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/YY6cL2H80io

KILMARA have recenlty released a music video for 'Out From The Darkness': https://youtu.be/qz2xnZkJWRE
Tracklisting:
1. …And into the Realm
2. Purging Flames
3. The Silent Guide
4. The End of the World
5. My Haven
6. Principles of Hatred
7. The Forge
8. Disciples
9. I Shall Rise Again
10. Out From the Darkness…
The album can be pre-ordered here: http://bit.ly/kilmara-roar
The album was produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Roland Grapow (Lords of Black, Masterplan, Squealer, Black Majesty, Eagleheart…). The artwork made by Didac Plà.

HANK ERIX Frontman Of The Swedish AOR Hand HOUSTON Released 'Fortune Hunter' Music Video

HANK ERIX, the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON, has released a new single and music video for 'Fortune Hunter', the track is taken of his first solo album ‘Nothing But Trouble‘, to be out on October 5th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/pnSbIcamqS8

As Hank reveals: “They say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love. These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will”.

Friday, August 17, 2018

REVIEW : NITRATE --- REAL WORLD ( 2018 MelodicRock Records)

NITRATE is what happens when Rob Wylde (Tigertailz, TCC and Midnite City), Joss Mennen (Zinatra), Nick Hogg and Pete Newdeck (Eden's Curse, Blood Red Saints and Midnite City to name a few...) collaborate. Yes, this new super exciting project releases its debut record, "Real World". through Melodic Rock Records and the sure thing is that will put a big smile upon the face of every serious melodic rock fan out there. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

REVIEW : MAD MAX --- 35 (SPV/Steamhammer, 2018)

"35" is entitled MAD MAX's newest effort. The band was originally formed back in 1981 and, since then, it released eleven (twelve with this new one) full-length records. I have to say that after some spins of "35", I really dig this new effort a lot. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MARC VANDERBERG releases two singles from his third studio album PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES

The German guitarist / songwriter Marc Vanderberg releases LEGALIZE CRIME (release 17.08.2018) and ODIN´S WORDS (release 24.08.2018), two songs from his third studio album PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES, which will be released in November 2018. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

REVIEW : ATLAS --- In Pursuit Of Memory (AOR Heaven, 2018)

ATLAS is a new melodic hard rock band that hails from U.K and "In Pursuit Of Memory" is entitled its debut record that is gonna be released through AOR Heaven label this September. The band consists of  James Thorley (Keyboards, programming and percussion), John Moss (Lead Guitars), Howie Little (Lead Guitars), Chris Redfearn (Bass Guitar) and Craig Wells (Lead Vocals) and their first step was a solid EP, "World In Motion", which gained positive feedback from both fans and press.  

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Atlas sign record deal with AOR Heaven

The band states : "We are pleased to announce we have secured a deal with AOR Heaven for the release of our debut album 'In Pursuit of Memory' set for world wide physical release on the 28th of September."

Read an excerpt from the AOR Heaven press release below:
 
"The writing sessions for the debut album officially started in December 2017 and continued for 8 months. The band were given an opportunity in June to have a break from the album production when they were approached by UK Melodic Rock band Vega to open up for them and AOR Heaven rockers Midnite City in support of their latest album tour. Rob Evans of Powerplay Magazine had helped the band get in contact with Georg Siegl, the founder of AOR Heaven, and after discussions between the band and Siegl a contract was drawn up.

The album name ‘In Pursuit of Memory’ reflects the nature and themes of the songs heard throughout the album. With a common theme throughout the album being self-reflection, healing and learning from mistakes one has made; with lyricists Thorley, Moss and Wells all penning at least one track centered on those themes. The album was recorded and engineered by keyboard player James Thorley at his studio ‘The Woodshed”. Thorley also took on the role of the producer as he did on the bands previous self released EP.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

REVIEW : Maxxwell --- Metalized (21 September 2018)

Damn, this is a great record!!! So up-lifting, so powerful and so in-your-face!!! But let's take things from the start. Maxxwell is a band that comes from Switzerland and "Metalized" is entitled its brand new, and already fourth. full-length album. Thanks to the strength of the band’s last album, “Tabula Rasa“, they played as support on tours with Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock, Doro, Kissin’ Dynamite, Rage & Shakra and support slots for Within Temptation, Extreme, Gloryhammer – just to name a few. In their almost 10-year career, MAXXWELL have performed in over two hundred shows.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

REVIEW : ENUFF Z’NUFF --- Diamond Boy (Frontiers Music s.r.l., 10 August 2018)

One of the most legendary glam rock bands of the 80's Enuff Z' Nuff is back with a brand new opus, "Diamond Boy", this August through Frontiers Music. The band back in its hey days released some excellent and classic records such as the debut (1989), 'Animals With Human Intelligence" (1993) and "Seven" (1997) just to name a few. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

METALAPOLIS RECORDS to release "Once" by DARK SKY on August 18th, 2018 on CD/DVD!

Founded as a school band in Rottweil/Germany in the early 80’s, DARK SKY was on the international map in the mid 90’s for the first time with the debut album „Believe It“, which had big success in Asia, especially in Malaysia. 2002 saw the release of the second album „Edge Of Time“, which brought them on the map in their home country as well. It was followed by „Living & Dying“ and „Empty Faces“, which showed the band from their harder side without losing their trademark melodies.

In 2012 they released „Initium“, a concept album, also produced (like the previous two) by producer Markus Teske (SYMPHONY X, VANDEN PLAS).

The Sticky Fingers Ltd.: new album “Point Of View” out on Sneakout Records in October

The Sticky Fingers Ltd.: new album “Point Of View” out on Sneakout Records in October
Sneakout Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian classic rockers, The Sticky Fingers Ltd., for the release of their brand new album "Point Of View". The rock band from Vignola (Modena, Italy) was formed back in 1996 by guitarist Lorenzo Mocali with the name of Sticky Fingers, in order to create a power trio focused on 70’s–era blues rock. Their sound, heavily influenced by The Rolling StonesFacesHumble PieBeatlesCream and Lynyrd Skynyrd amongst others, is characterized by a hybrid of blues, hard-rock and psychedelic rock.