Sunday, November 23, 2014

HAREM SCAREM / Thirteen (2014)

The waiting is finally over for the new Harem Scarem record which is entitled "Thirteen" (their thirteen official album). For me, Harem Scarem was and still is one of the most underrated melodic hard rock bands ever; they truly deserved a wider recognition 'cause this band was never the ordinary melodic hard rock band as so many others from that scene.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

EDGE OF PARADISE RECORD DEAL GOES DOWNUNDER

We are pleased to announce the signing of Californian heavy rockers,
EDGE OF PARADISE, on a multi-album record deal.

Edge of Paradise are a melodic heavy metal / hard rock powerhouse which boasts a rhythm section from bassist Nick Ericson and drummer John Chominsky (Synn); combined with the soaring vocals of Margarita Monet and towering guitars of Dave Bates.
"We really are looking forward to this partnership and making waves in the southern hemisphere," commented Bates (Guitarist/Co-founder). "We've had a few record labels approach us in the past but they often have very archaic business models that don't work. We need someone who is looking forward."
The partnership between Twin Peak Records and Edge of Paradise will hit the ground running with the release of "Immortal Waltz" throughout Australia, New Zealand and selected South East Asian territories.

Pre-orders will be available in the final days of December via Twenty13 and Twin Peak Records; closely followed by sale to the general public in late January (through all the usual digital outlets).





RED ROSE: Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For 5th Anniversary EP

Band's message:

'Dear friends, true rock & metal lovers, Red Rose band is asking for your support!
In 2015 we are celebrating 5 years anniversary and we are recording a new EP album for this very special date! This is a project that has a special place in our hearts, and we'd like to deliver this music the best way possible. This is why we turn to you. At the moment, we have done all of the arrangements, and have finished recording all of the parts in a high-quality studio. The artwork is complete as well and it's crying to be printed. What's left to do, is to make mixing & mastering, which costs a lot of money. We've been working really hard collecting and saving money to invest into this special project, and we're almost there! But this final step can only be achieved with your help, since we're not willing to compromise on the quality of a product you'll be listening. Your contribution will help us cover the final stage of the album production, so that we can bring you our music at its best. We hope you will find the perks, that we created in return for your investment, attractive and interesting. Please, follow the link to the campaign to learn more details and contribute to the completion of the new project.

We are more than grateful for your support!
Thank you very, very much! Together - we stand!
Red Rose band'

Revolution Saints - the new hard rock / melodic rock band featuring Doug Aldrich (ex-Whitesnake), Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and Deen castronovo (Journey)

Deen CastronovoJack Blades and Doug Aldrich. Put these three rock titans together in a band and you have the exciting new hard rock/melodic rock supergroup REVOLUTION SAINTS.
Superbly handling drums and lead vocals is Deen Castronovo. Already renowned for his drum talents and backing vocals in JourneyBad English and more, Deen's excellent vocal talents are in the spotlight on this release.

On bass, and co-lead vocals on a few tracks, Jack Blades is well known for his melodic, yet hard rocking approach to songwriting and playing via multiple classic albums by his main band Night Ranger, as well as with the Damn Yankees and the Shaw/Bladesreleases.
On guitar, Doug Aldrich was excited to lend his fiery blues guitar attack to such a unique and melodic band. Doug, who just left Whitesnake after a fruitful 12 year run (including co-writing 2010s critically acclaimed "Forevermore" release) and also of Burning Rainand formerly of DIO, has a deep pedigree and is one of today’s most respected guitarists.

Hinder Premieres New Song 'Hit the Ground,' Talks 2015 Studio Album

HindeR is back with a new album for 2015, and Billboard has the first peek at the new music. For its fifth studio album, the hard-rocking Oklahoma band introduces the driving guitar ballad “Hit the Ground,” premiering exclusively here:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6327405/hinder-hit-the-ground-video-new-album-2015-exclusive

Friday, November 21, 2014

BLOODBOUND / Stormborn (2014)

Whooa, this is what I call heavy 'to the bone' metal stuff! And even though I'm not a big fan of this band, this record grabbed me at once and left me hungry for more! For sure, Bloodbound knows how to deliver a traditional metal album! "Stormborn" is the band's sixth, already, official release and to be honest, their best to date!

H.E.A.T TO RELEASE FIRST EVER LIVE ALBUM "LIVE IN LONDON"

H.E.A.T is one of those bands which you need to see live on stage. Armed with a reputation of a brilliant live act, Sweden’s rock sensation always delivers an energetic and passionate show. "Live In London" is the band’s first ever live release and truly captures them at their best.

Empire 21 / Empire 21 (2014)

Empire 21 is a new heavy rock band that all its members have a strong background in the hard rock/metal scene. As I said, all the members are experienced from international bands including NARNIA, Darkwater, Rob Rock, Harmony and many more. The band was originally founded by drummer Tobias Enbert and singer Germán Pascual who were both part of the 2009 touring lineup of CJ Grimmark’s band NARNIA.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gothic metal band EDENICE sign for AGOGE RECORDS

The gothic metal band, with producer Gianmarco Bellumori, is already working on new album, that will be out in 2015.

www.agogerecords.it
EDENICE: http://www.facebook.com/Edeniceofficial





::: German label AOR Heaven is proud to announce a couple of new signings for release in early 2015!:::

On January 23rd, 2015 the solo band from former WIG WAM front man Age Sten Nilson, AMMUNITION, will release their new album “Shanghaied” on AOR Heaven in Europe (excluding Scandinavia).

 The video clip for the track “Tie Me Down” can be found in advance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlqE7VYRJD0

In addition to this, Swedish AOR newcomers CARE OF NIGHT will release their stunning Melodic Rock debut album “Connected” on January 23rd, 2015 via AOR Heaven in Europe. This band features former  members from the groups WIGELIUS and SEVEN TEARS.

In further news, AOR Heaven also have picked up Melodic Rock/ AOR veterans LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM for the European release of their upcoming album “Level Eleven” for a late February release. Further news on this album will follow.



Swiss / American Rockers Khaøs Reveal New Music Video 'Exalted'

They say good things come in threes... Swiss / American rockers Khaøs released ‘Risen’, their stunning debut full-length album via MRR Records just last month, days later they released a second single, 'Crisis Factor' and a lyric video. Now the band have posted the third single from the debut and a brand new music video to go along with it.

Entitled ‘Exalted’, this song is something singer Chandler Mogel holds quite close. "It’s an emotional song that many people can identify with," comments guitarist Mark Rossi. "On the lyrical side ‘Exalted’ is also a very personal song." Chandler adds, "This song is simply about finding my true self by helping others. This is a part of me that I can't deny, so why not write a song about it?"


Watch ‘Exalted’ Here
http://youtu.be/FKYuDA5K8p4


EXTREME Announce 25th Anniversary 'Pornograffitti' USA Tour

EXTREME ANNOUNCE 'PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE - 25th ANNIVERSARY' USA TOUR FOR JANUARY 2015
Tuesday 11th November ' 
Rock legends Extreme have announced that they will be going on tour in the US as part of the first leg of their 'Pornograffitti Live ' 25th Anniversary' tour. The shows will take the band through multiple cities in the USA and will be 'An Evening With Extreme.' They will perform, in full, their multi-Platinum, top ten album 'Pornograffitti', in its entirety, including number one hit ballad 'More Than Words,' followed up by a greatest hits set. 
VIP presale packages go on sale today, Tuesday November 18th and general on sale Friday, November 21st. VIP tickets Available at http://tickets.artistarena.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=44

Grammy-nominated Extreme, one of the most successful rock acts of the late 1980s and 1990s, have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. They have released six studio albums, plus a greatest hits set and a recent live DVD since their formation in 1985. The band had initially described their music as 'Funky Metal', but it would evolve much more in the mid-90s by blending classic rock influences with post-grunge and alternative rock.