Friday, May 6, 2016

Progressive Rock/Metal band Heartache signs with Sliptrick records

Progressive rock, metal, atmosphere and skill are fused with almost pop music flavoured melodies in what becomes the perfect marriage of inspiration and history of the great progressive and rock bands from the seventies until today. Novelty and experimentation that also manage to grant the pleasure of familiarity.
Born during the school years from the minds of friends that show musical affinity and great passion, Heartache began to lay the foundation of what will become its peculiarity: crating original, innovative music, done with care in every detail. After a few important line-up changes, the embryo transformed into what it is today, with its launch in the musical scene thanks to numerous live events that put the band on the scene of important roman clubs such as the Jailbreak and many Italian town squares.
Great amount of ideas, technical ability and style. Such drive will see the birth, in 2012, of the EP “Apophis”, and it will also establish the band's collaboration with the italian label CNI.

The Alchemy release music video for 'Modern Age'

THE ALCHEMY is a fresh, new, 4 piece exponent of the new breed of English Rock bands that seamlessly blend the attitude of big guitars with big samples and synths.

The band have just released their debut music video for their title track 'Modern Age', taken from their forthcoming EP.

You can check out the video, directed by Lewis Carter here

Rhys Taylor (vocals and guitar) says

"We're excited to be releasing the video for our title track from our forthcoming debut EP 'Modern Age'. Directed by Lewis Cater. 
'Modern Age' - a track inspired by observations of our current generation which appears to be on a path of self destruction and segregation whether it be through global issues, racial divides or sexual discrimination.

The art work for the EP depicts a character who craves perfection of self in a narcissistic way and yet appears miserable and almost worthless (represented by the mannequin - a fake, plastic portrayal of him/herself) Emphasising the unobtainable goals of perfection that our generation are obsessed with."

ZAR return with their new album "Don't Wait For Heroes" via METALAPOLIS on June 24th, 2016!

German label METALAPOLIS RECORDS will release the new album by German Hard Rock legends ZAR on June 24th, 2016! The record is called “Don’t Wait For Heroes”. 

ZAR is back! In 2003, after the release of their latest album "Hard To The Beat" it was clear that this chapter in the life of mastermind Tommy Clauss was over. It started back in 1981, when Tommy met former URIAH HEEP vocalist John Lawton at a radio interview. 

Shortly after this he hired John for his new band REBEL, which Tommy found together with keyboard player Jerry Schaefer. The album was called "Stargazer" and was a big success in Germany and the UK.

FAITHSEDGE - 'RESTORATION' album cover and track listing details revealed

Faithsedge have revealed the details of their new album ‘Restoration’. 
The tracklist is as follows:
1. Never A Day
2 . Jennifer
3. You Cannot Give Up
4 . Faith And Chris
5. Her Way Back
6. Regret At All
7. This War
8. Taking Our Lives
9. Let You Breathe
10. This Is Everything

‘Restoration’ is Faithsedge’s third and most melodic release to date. Fronted by mastermind singer / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, the band returns with a stellar line-up featuring Stryper bass player Tim Gaines, Ace Frehley / Mr .Big drummer Matt Starr and former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso. Both Keys and production have been handled by Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline/ Revolution Saints).

The approach is very melodic with an old school feel: 80's style hooks, big drums, slamming bass, epic keys and big production. At the same time the album keeps a current up to date feel with lyric content of today’s world mixed with a competitive metal feel. Giancarlo's songwriting approach mixed with each members experience and skills takes the album to new heights .

With different supergroups that come and go, Faithsedge is more than just that, the band members worked together as a tight team and the result and chemistry show in the end result. The album will be released on Scarlet Records in Europe and North America on June 24th and on Spiritual Beast in Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan on June 15th. 
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Yngwie Malmsteen is going to set the world on fire!


01 – World On Fire
02 – Sorcery
03 – Abandon
04 – Top Down, Foot Down
05 – Lost In The Machine
06 – Largo – EBM
07 – No Rest For The Wicked
08 – Soldier
09 – DUF1220
10 – Abandon (Slight Return)
11 – Nacht Musik

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

AOR HEAVEN will release the debut albums by Melodic Rock acts FEATHERSTONE, “Northern Rumble”, and WICKMAN ROAD, “After The Rain”, on June 24th!

Swedish melodic rock act FEATHERSTONE was founded by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Rikard Quist in 2012. After writing for and playing with bands including Gypsy Rose, Don Patrol, Last Autumn´s Dream, White Wolf and Bangalore Choir for several years, he decided to focus his efforts on creating a masterpiece he could call his own.

Collaborating with friend and talented singer Lars Boden (Appearance), and with the addition of heavy drummer Niklas Osterlund (Headplate), Rikard found the melody and power needed and FEATHERSTONE quickly found its feet. More importantly it found its sound and, with the addition of British lyricist Jon Wilde (who Rikard had written with previously), the songs found their words.

The FEATHERSTONE album was written, recorded and produced by Rikard Quist in his own studio ”Eastern Palette Studio” in Gothenburg. Niklas and his thunderous drums were added thanks to the recording talents of Daniel Granstedt at Don Graniolo Sound Studio. The final mix and incredible mastering work was made by renowned and skilled engineer Martin Kronlund at JM Recording Studio.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

U.K. Melodic Rockers Vega premiere new video!!!

The song is taken from their upcoming album Who We Are, due out on May 13. 

********Vega - White Flag (Official / New / Studio Album / 2016)************

You can read the review of VEGA's new masterpiece here:

Monday, May 2, 2016

REVIEW : THE SILENT RAGE / The Deadliest Scourge (2016)

The Silent Rage is a melodic metal band that was originally formed by Nikos Siglidis back in 2006. The band's debut EP record, "The Silent Rage", was released in 2009 and gained a positive feedback by fans and press. Two years later it was the time for another EP album with the title "Harvester Of Souls".

Sunday, May 1, 2016

REVIEW : Overtures / Artifacts (2016)

Overtures is an Italian melodic metal band that was born in 2003. The first full-length album, “Beyond The Waterfall”, was released in 2007. Overtures started a set of promotional shows both in Italy and Europe, playing in different Italian cities and in Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia and other European countries.

Torpedohead release new album "III" !

Rock n' roll power trio Torpedohead release their brand new album "III" via Woodhouse Records.
The brand new longplayer features 11 Tracks of fast-forward rock with a modern edge and everything you expect from an honest and fresh sounding rock n' roll album. Again at the helm as producer is Siggi Bemm (Dave Lombardo, Tiamat, Lacuna Coil).
The album is available worldwide for download (via iTunes etc),Vinyl and CD (via the bands webshop).

REVIEW : VINDRA / Mournful Boy (2016)

VINDRA is a band that hailes from Sweden and plays melodic heavy rock and includes beautiful melodies, very good compositions, superb vocal lines and above all very good songs overflowing with lyricism and soul.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ekram released new videoclip "Enemy"

Spanish Alt/Rock band Ekram has just launched new videoclip!

Pounding metal riffs and melodic choruses, Ekram embodies the true essence of 90's Hard-Alt/Rock, drawing influences from the likes of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, METALLICA, SHINEDOWN, PEARL JAM