Sunday, April 5, 2020

REVIEW : Firewind, Firewind (AFM Records Release: 15 May 2020)

So, what we have here is the brand new album from melodic metal masters FIREWIND. For those who don't know Firewind, allow me to say that this band has an already long time career and it's held by guitarist Gus G (Ozzy, solo). With many great releases so far, Firewind achieved to build a strong reputation around their name and played in many great shows and, also, shared the stage with many big bands.

Friday, March 27, 2020

REVIEW : Bonfire, Fistful Of Fire (AFM Records, April 03, 2020 )

Back in 2017 the legendary German melodic hard rock/metal band of BONFIRE introduced us their new singer Alexx Stahl. "Byte The Bullet" was a solid record that stood proud besides the band's previous recordings. Nowadays and after a succesful tour (I had the privilege to see their fantastic show in Greece...) BONFIRE strikes back with a new opus. "Fistful Of Fire" is going to be released through AFM Records in April. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

DION BAYMAN: NEW SINGLE 'JADED' OUT NOW

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the digital release of "Jaded", new official single by Aussie melodic rocker, Dion Bayman. The up-tempo rock track is the first piece of new music from Dion since his critically  acclaimed 2018 album, 'Better Days'.
"There's a lot going on in the world at the momentDion says. "So I sat down, started to write and 'Jaded' was the end result. I'm sure many people will be able to relate to it".
Dion is currently working on a new studio album with a release date tentatively expected  in 2021. "I'm taking my time with the new album. If everything goes to plan I hope to have it out in the next year or two".
Line-up:
Dion Bayman: All Vocals & Instruments

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the digital release of "Hear Another Song", first single taken from "Another Time And Place", new awaited studio album by international melodic rock project, Room Experience.

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the digital release of "Hear Another Song", first single taken from "Another Time And Place", new awaited studio album by international melodic rock project, Room Experience. The official video (shot @ Latteria Molloy - Brescia, Italy) is courtesy of Moviedel Productions. Starring: Dana Pino. Special guest starring: Mr. Steve Price.

Buy digital / Stream "Hear Another Song" now:

KILL RITUAL New Album 'Opaque and the Divine' Out In March Feat. Andy La Rocque, Chris Lotesto And Joey Concepcion

Bay Area heavy metal band KILL RITUAL will release their fifth album 'The Opaque And The Divine' on March 27th, 2020. Guest appearances by Andy La Rocque (King Diamond), Chris Lotesto (Ion Vein), and Joey Concepcion.
New vocalist Brian “Chalice” Betterton (Dirt) brings a broad, metallic vocal range that is emblematic of the bands classic and current metal style. Screams from hell to classic rock and metal voices.

The Opaque And The Divine’ track listing:
1. Rest In Pain
2. Dead God
3. King Of Fools
4. World Gone Mad
5. Praise The Dead
6. Veil Of The Betrayer
7. Touch The Dark
8. A Child To Die For Again
The album was recorded at Sonic Train Studios Varberg, Sweden and Fossil Sound San Jose, California. Mixed/Mastered at Sonic Train Studios by Andy La Rocque. Engineered by Andy La Rocque and Steven D. Rice.
Guest appearances by Andy La Rocque (King Of Fools, solo), Chris Lotesto (Touch The Dark, solo), Joey Concepcion (The Veil Of The Betrayer, solos).
KILL RITUAL have released three video's for the new album:
'Touch The Dark' (Lyric Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bEdsKF4-sU
'Rest In Pain' (Lyric Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySY2tD-DFfo
'King of Fools' (Lyric Video) Featuring Andy La Rocque of King Diamond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxMcwlpvCoY
KILL RITUAL is:
Steven D. Rice - Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Chalice - Vocals
Seamus Gleason - Drums
David Alusik – Bass


The KILL RITUAL story begins back in 2010 when former members of Imagika and Eldritch formed KILL RITUAL. KILL RITUAL was one that took its traditional Heavy Metal influences and then blended and molded them into a very powerful, modernized machine. The music of KILL RITUAL has always been very guitar-oriented, courtesy of axe-slinger and founder Steven D. Rice. He has been the singular, constant presence in the band since its inception.
In 2012 KILL RITUAL issued their debut album 'The Serpentine Ritual' to much critical acclaim and positive acceptance. KILL RITUAL toured the US twice on the release. That was followed by the 2014 effort 'The Eyes Of Medusa' which once again garnered the band increased attention, accolades and again was followed with as US tour. The band started work on the follow ‘Karma Machine’, an album produced by Steven and mixed/mastered by the legendary Andy La Rocque (King Diamond). KILL RITUAL once again toured the US and also made their European debut alongside NWOBHM legends Raven. February 2018 KILL RITUAL released the 4th album, titled ‘All Man Shall Fall’ and started a massive North American tour with Iced Earth and Sanctuary.


















Thursday, March 19, 2020

REVIEW : BADD KHARMA , ON FIRE (ROAR! ROCK OF ANGELS RECORDS, 2020)

The Greek melodic hard rock/AOR and Metal scene in general is a fast grown scene over the recent years. With many great bands that jumped out of nowhere and delivered amazing records the Greek scene has nothing to be jealous of from 'traditional' countries such as Sweden, UK, Germany e.t.c., that's a fact. The latest 'discovery' is BADD KHARMA  that with its debut opus "On Fire" comes to kick some serious asses. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Valve Studio Records is excited to present you Silvernite's third single "Cry Of Love"

Valve Studio Records is excited to present you Silvernite's third single official lyric video "Cry Of Love" https://youtu.be/YuXYMtPgMqk

Their debut EP titled ”So it Began” was released as a limited edition cassette in December 2019, and it was quickly sold out!
Following this, the EP will be released as a SPECIAL EDITION CD-DIGIPAK, including 2 BONUS TRACKS, LYRICS and the STORY of SILVERNITE.
Pre-Order now: www.silvernite.bandcamp.com (signed)

CD release date 27 March 2020.

Biography:

Silvernite is a band for all the 80's retro lovers! Three musicians decided to let loose their inner kids and travel to another spacetime. They put together their passion for old-school synths, double lead guitars, melodic vocal lines, comics, walkmans, cassettes, roller skating, big sunglasses, Rocky Balboa, fancy clothes, bubble gum and red lipstick!
Our music ranges from melodic 80's-style rock to synthwave with strong characteristics from soundtrack music.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

REVIEW : Dynazty, The Dark Delight (AFM Records, Release: 3 April 2020)

Melodic metal giants DYNAZTY are back with their brand new opus entitled "The Dark Delight". The new record is going to be released through AFM Records on April the 3rd. Originally born back in 2008, Dynazty achieved to build a strong reputation around its name through the years. With amazing and powerful albums such as "Titanic Mass", "Renatus" or the more anthemic "Sultans Of Sin" Dynazty is considered one of the leaders of its kind of today's melodic metal scene.

Friday, March 6, 2020

REVIEW : ONE DESIRE, Midnight Empire (Frontiers Music s.r.l., Release: 10 April 2020)

It was 2017 when a new band called One Desire made its appearance and blew up my speakers and my mind with its amazing debut opus.  Nowadays, One Desire strikes back with album number two with the title "Midnight Empire" that is going to be released through Frontiers Music in April 10th.. 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

REVIEW : HAREM SCAREM, Change The World (Frontiers Music s.r.l., Release: 6 March 2020)

One of my all time favorite bands, Harem Scarem, strikes back with a brand new record that's going to be released on March through Frontiers Music. The new opus is entitled "Change The World" and is yet another highlight that stands equally besides the band's classic discography.

REVIEW : DeVicious, Phase Three (Metalapolis Release: 17 April 2020)

Album number three for the melodic hard rockers De Vicious and, in my humble opinion, their best to-date. I know that sometimes when someone says 'their best album to-date...' sounds a bit cliche but if you are going to check out "Phase Three", then you'll understand me.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

REVIEW : H.E.A.T. , II (Gain, 2020)

Sweden's sentational melodic hard rock/AOR kings H.E.A.T. are back with their brand new opus entitled "II". After the rather 'different' "Into The Great Uknown", H.E.A.T. strike back in their well-known music paths of their previous recordings. In my jumble opinion ,"II" is the one of the band's, and probably, best records to-date!!