Saturday, December 20, 2014

HEAVY PARADISE 's MELODIC AWARDS FOR 2014

End of December and it's this time of the year that Heavy Paradise is here to give the Melodic Awards for 2014. Generally, I have to say that 2014 was a great year, musically speaking, regarding the Melodic Hard Rock/AOR scene and not only. So, once again, my decision of the final top list was too difficult. Btw, the final lists are ready and closing this short intro I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all of you readers and musicians that continue to support this webzine.

LAST AUTMUNS'S DREAM - "Level Eleven" will be released on February 20th, 2014!

Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singers/ songwriters in Sweden today. Beside LAD he has since 2006 been the front man in the Swedish super group Secret Service on live tours all over the world.

He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company together with XTC Productions came up with the idea of putting him together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning for an album project.

Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame were asked if they were interested to join, which they did and the band LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM was born!

Sange:Main:Machine: new single available for download

I Know”, a brand new song from Italian rockers Sange:Main:Machine is available on iTunes, Amazon, Facebook, Google Play, Spotify, Rdio and all the major digital stores.

After their next live appearances, at Chattanooga (Bologna, Italy) on December 20
th and at Colony Club (Brescia, Italy) on December 27th, the band will begin working on ist new album next month.

Web:

www.sange.it
www.facebook.com/SangeMainMachine?fref=ts
www.myspace.com/sangemainmachine
www.reverbnation.com/sangemainmachine

www.streetsymphonies.com






Kingdragon Second Leg Hide The Sun Tour 2014/2015

Kingdragon Just Announced:
"We feel proud to announce the second leg of "Hide The Sun 2014/2015 Tour"! Dates have as follows. We also wanna wish you all a merry Christmas, happy holidays & happy new year! See you all in 2015!!!"

~HIDE THE SUN TOUR 2014/2015~
12.09.2014 KINGDRAGON - Eightball Live Stage, Thessaloniki, GR
13.09.2014 KINGDRAGON - POLINEROOOCK fest V, Plovdiv, BG
13.03.2015 KINGDRAGON - HRH AOR Festival 3, N.Wales, UK
21.05.2015 KINGDRAGON - Rocklahoma Festival, Pryor, OK-US
22.05.2015 KINGDRAGON - Rocklahoma Festival, Pryor, OK-US
24.05.2015 KINGDRAGON - Rocklahoma Festival, Pryor, OK-US 
30.05.2015 KINGDRAGON - AREA 22, Athens, GR


Tickets and more details: http://www.kingdragon.gr/





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

THE STORYTELLER - "Sacred Fired" to be released on Black Lodge on Feb. 27th, 2015!

When you hear the name THE STORYTELLER - you become curious and full of expectations. It´s a name that obligates and demands a lot from the bearer.
This majestic Swedish metalband, formed in the city of Gävle at the end of the 1990´s, hasn´t failed in either fulfilling all expectations or delivering the goods. THE STORYTELLER´s musical style can, a bit simplified, be described as "Traditional Power Metal, with influences from medieval folk music". The debut album came in the year of 2000, and was instantly in the top 3 of Japan's importlist. It also did very well at home in Sweden.

LINEUP ANNOUNCED: NAMM Metal Jam 2015 Benefit To Include Members Of Anthrax, Dio, Savatage, Great White, And More

The 8th Annual NAMM Metal Jam will include current/former members of Anthrax, Dio, Savatage, Great White, Lizzy Borden, and more. The 2015 event benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund and Dick Wagner's Rockers For St. Jude.
December 15, 2014 - ANAHEIM, CA. -- Von Badsville & Neil Turbin Presents NAMM Metal Jam 2015 to benefit  the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and Dick Wagner’s Rockers for St. Jude.  The 8th annual event will feature current/former members of Anthrax, Dio, DeathRiders, Alcatrazz, Arthemis, Great White, Exciter, Hurricane, Jon Oliva's Pain, Femme Fatale, Leatherwolf, Lizzy Borden, London, Lynch Mob, Nitro, Bleed The Hunger, Obituary, Savatage, Snow, Steel Prophet, Dei cide, Talisman, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, The Iron Maidens and more. .NAMM Metal Jam 2015 will be held on January 21, 2015, at The Slidebar Fullerton, only 5 miles from Anaheim Convention Center.  Advance tickets are available for $15 at https://www.purplepass.com/#20089/Von_Badsville_Events-2015_NAMM_Metal_Jam-The_Slidebar-January-21-2015.html. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20. A NAMM badge is not required for admission. For more information, visit http://www.nammmetaljam.com.

Mahalia Barnes to release Betty Davis cover album with Joe Bonamassa

Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates featuring Joe Bonamassa Get Nasty On “Ooh Yea! – The Betty Davis Songbook”

Album features twelve cover songs from ‘70s punk-funk, soul and R&B pioneer Betty Davis

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates have teamed up with American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to release an album of Betty Davis covers called Ooh Yea! – The Betty Davis Songbook. Scheduled for release on 20 Feb 2015, it explores tracks from Davis’ sexy, raw funk records of the early ‘70s.

Betty Davis’s unique story is still fairly unknown. She married Miles Davis in the late ‘60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix. Later, she released three genre-busting albums, 1973’s self-titled debut, 1974’s They Say I’m Different and 1975’s Nasty Gal that have since influenced artists like Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, Ice Cube, Talib Kweli and Ludacris.

Mahalia Barnes, eldest daughter of Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes and recent contestant on The Voice, has been around music her whole life but has always been most heavily influenced by soul, blues and rock n’ roll.

ROCK LEGEND RANDY BACHMAN ANNOUNCES NEW HEAVY BLUES PROJECT FOR APRIL RELEASE

ROCK LEGEND RANDY BACHMAN ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT:
BACHMAN’S HEAVY BLUES DROPS APRIL 15, 2015

Guest soloists include: Neil Young, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and Peter Frampton


The man known as the “architect of Canadian rock n’ roll” is forging ahead into 2015 with a brand new project billed simply as BACHMAN. Joined by a virtuoso rhythm section with Anna Ruddick on bass and Dale Anne Brendan on drums, the trio’s debut effort entitled Heavy Blues will be available worldwide on April 15, 2015 through Linus Entertainment.

Heavy Blues draws from the unlikely trio’s love of classic 60s blues rock and emerges with a blistering sound, a fierce and fearless collection of BACHMAN originals. Featuring an enviable list of Randy Bachman’s contemporaries including Neil Young, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and the late Jeff Healey, each musician contributes their signature-style guitar solos blending classic blues and rock with a modern undertone.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

WIND ROSE / Wardens Of The West Wind (2015)

Wind Rose is back with its album number two, "Wardens Of The West Wind", that it's going to be released on February 2015. This Symphonic Melodic Power Metal act after receiving a very good feedback for its debut album, ‘Shadows Over Lothadruin’  in 2012, started working on a second album and the result will be presented on "Wardens Of The West Wind".

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jorn Lande & Trond Holter present DRACULA / Swing of Death (2015)

Norwegian Rock/Metal Stars, singer Jorn Lande and guitarist Trond Holter (aka Teeny of WIG WAM), have created a new Rock Opera concept album about the life of Count Vlad the III, Prince of Wallachia, widely known as Vlad, The Impaler or by his patronymic name Vlad Dracul(a). The whole story explores the inner struggle inside the multifaceted and engorging character that this mysterious 15th century personality was, while also taking into account some of the metaphysical aspects that passed into literature, forming the whole basis of the vampire myth.

Friday, December 12, 2014

TRUE LIE premiere "When Everything Withers" New Lyric Video

Track is taken from "At The First Glare Of A Colder Sky" album.

TRUE LIE - At the first glare of a colder sky [2014]


Hailing from Italy TRUE LIE mixed melodic death metal, thrash with the grooviest metal core, without sounding predictable. Melody. Rage. Atmosphere.
True Lie debut album "At The First Glare Of A Colder Sky" is a journey through the shades of human depths with an explosive modern metal sound.
 
Mixed by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio, mastered by Fredrik Nordströmand Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman, in Sweden, and released by To React Records in June 2014,  "At The First Glare Of A Colder Sky" has been already well received by press and fans alike.  

CHAINFIST ‘Statement’ Lyrics Video Released

Statement“, a brand new lyrics video from Danish metallers CHAINFIST, featured by KrankTV, can be viewed below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Scarred“, which was released on October 6, 2014.