Saturday, February 28, 2015

REVIEW : LUCKY BASTARDZ / Always On The Run (2015)

Lucky Bastardz are an Italian hard rock band and in 2009 they released their debut album "Hated for who we are", produced by Swedish label Swedmetal. The band participated in many festivals as backing band for Hardcore Superstar, Pino Scotto, Crucified Barbara and Innocent Rosie.

REVIEW : Reach / Reach Out To Rock (2015)

It looks like Sweden's melodic hard 'n' heavy scene is an endless source of talented bands/musicians. The latest big thing is called REACH and "Reach Out To Rock" is the debut album that comes to shake things for good. The band's cover of Avicii’s super hit ”Wake me up” http://youtu.be/g94yK3JFVd8 in August 2013, achieved to become a huge success and about one year later the video has over 1.000.000 views AND still counting.

JETTBLACK - 'DISGUISES' - NEW ALBUM RELEASE - APRIL 6

JETTBLACK get ready to release brand new album ‘Disguises’ in April.

Watch the video for new single 'EXPLODE" here: http://youtu.be/2KV2EGhdY6U

Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 2007, and drawing inspiration from an era when rock bands had ‘entertaining an audience’ high on their list of things to do, JETTBLACK unleash incredibly well-crafted and hook laden, powerful melodic rock and roll.
With two albums under their belts ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ (2010), and ‘Raining Rock’, (2012) plus mini album Black Gold (2013), this four-strong outfit have continued to hone and polish their skills delivering stunning material that has built them a solid and growing fan base as well as a list of high profile admirers and collaborators. Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Udo Dirkschneider (Accept) and Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper) have all featured on JETTBLACK releases, sold on the quality and delivery of their songs.

Jolly Joker, cover and first show in Madrid

Jolly Joker announces the cover of new CD “Here Come the Jokers!”
Madrid, the first show of Jolly Joker Tour

We learned few days ago that the new Jolly Joker’s album called “Here Come the Jokers!”, now we introducing the new cover of this new work of Spanish Rock Band.

Lynn Allen are back! New Studio Album!

Lynn Allen are back!!!
 
Billy Pfeiffer and the boys return with a new cd released through AOR Boulevard Records on the 20th March 2015.
 
Billy never deviates from the classic Lynn Allen sound on this but has somehow produced his most consistent and accomplished work yet.   Quite simply this is excellent. 
 

Billy is such a cool guy and sings with such a laid back attitude he makes Eddie Money sound positively manic. But don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean the album is so laid back it sends you to sleep.  

Friday, February 27, 2015

WHITESNAKE'S new album (The Purple Album) due May 15

Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

MAGNUM 'Escape From The Shadow Garden - Live 2014' Out May 6

British melodic rock icons MAGNUM are releasing a new live album which was recorded at selected venues from their successful “Escape From The Shadow Garden” European tour in the spring of 2014. The set list comprises songs chosen  from 7 of their 18 studio albums, the band have produced this album so that fans can fully appreciate the songs penned from Magnum’s beginning, in the 1970s, right up to the present day.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

REVIEW : T.H.L. / Thirteenth Hell Level (2015)

T.H.L. (Thirteenth Hell Level) is an Italian female-fronted rock/classic hard rock band, that was formed in 2010, and "Thirteenth Hell Level" is its debut album. The name T.H.L. (Thirteenth Hell Level), a sort of provocation, sums up all the topics faced in the lyrics of each song: war (“War”), modern society (“Sociopathic”), drugs (“Erythroxylum”), the road to death (“Long way To Redemption”), rape (Forget) and life seen as something opposite to “The Bad”.

REACH 'Reach Out To Rock' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed, Tour Announced

Swedish hard rockers REACH will release their debut album, “Reach Out To Rock“, on March 4, 2015 via Sun Hill Production/Cargo Records. The “Reach Out To Rock” cover artwork can be seen below.
Reach Out To Rock” track listing:
01. You Called My Name
02. Fortune & Fame
03. Tell Me
04. We Are
05. Someone Like You
06. The Beast
07. Make Me Believe
08. Reach Out
09. Looking For Love
10. Coming Home
The album was mixed by sound maestro Pontus Norgren from Hammerfall and Poodles. Recorded & produced by Erik Modin & Johannes Hennoks. Artwork design by Morgan Hassel.

In March 2015 the band will join Gus G on his Swedish tour as well as Eclipse on their UK tour – and not to forget a slot on HRH AOR FESTIVAL.
REACH are:
Alex Waghorn – Vocals
Ludvig Turner – Guitars
David Jones – Bass
Marcus Johansson – Drums
REACH was put together in 2012 by drummer Marcus Johansson and guitarist Ludvig Turner. Together they started looking for band members to complete the group, and found the remaining band members in bass player David Jones and vocalist Alex Waghorn. Among the first thing REACH did to reveal this new rock band was to arrange a hard rock cover of Avicii’s super hit ”Wake me up” in August 2013. A huge success and about one year later the video has over 1.000.000 views AND still counting.

JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM ON MAY 5 

JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM TITLED “10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO” ON MAY 5

LODGE REUNITES WITH MOODY BLUES ALUMNI RAY THOMAS AND MIKE PINDER ON THE RECORDING OF “SIMPLY MAGIC”


THE SINGLE “10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO” RELEASED DIGITALLY APRIL 14TH


“Everything in the future is in reach, but the past was once our future” – John Lodge


Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2015)--Esoteric Antenna, a label of the Cherry Red Records Group, is proud to announce the release of 10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO, the new studio album by legendary MOODY BLUES member JOHN LODGE on May 5 in the U.S. and in Canada (with distribution via MVD Entertainment);  and on May 4 in the UK.  The title track, “10,000 Light Years Ago,” will be released digitally on April 14.

STONEGHOST release new album 'New Age of Old Ways' + Album Launch details


Metal Hammer premiere ‘Faceless Ghost’ video here

Sophie K’s Breaking Bands has ‘Faceless Ghost’ as ‘Record of the Week’ over at Team Rock Radio here and Ian Camfield playing it on Xfm


Plus – Love from Revolver Mag here, Big Cheese audio premiere here and Q Magazines Songs to Hear This Week here


Monday, February 23, 2015

Out now Suicide, new single + video of Sin Of Night

"Suicide", single + video of Sin Of Night, all-female hard rock band from Italy, is out today by Agoge Records and is available in free download on Soundcloud.First  album of the band, "Take The Snake", will be out in april 2015, and will be distributed worldwide by:

RED STREAM INC. (USA)  http://www.redstream.org/CD BABY (USA):  http://www.cdbaby.com
PLASTIC HEAD (UK):  http://www.plastichead.com/
CODE 7 (UK):  http://www.code7music.com/
GOODFELLAS (ITA): http://www.goodfellas.it/
MASTERPIECE DISTRIBUTION (ITA):  http://www.masterpiecedistribution.com
ALTSPHERE (FR):  http://altsphere.com


Link at video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9jpBr9VqPA
Free download on Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/agoge-records/suicide-sin-of-night