Monday, June 21, 2021

REVIEW : RIAN, Twenty-Three (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 16 July 2021)

RIAN is a melodic rock band that made its appearence back in 2017 with its debut entitled “Out Of The Darkness”. The album received great feedback from both fans and music press. 

Sneakout Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the details of "Love & Glory", the new studio album of John Dallas.

John Dallas is an italian hard rock singer, guitar player and composer. After his experiences with bands After Life and Red Burn, in 2015 John launches his solo career: the first studio album "Wild Life", recorded with a few trusted musicians, is published via Street Symphonies Records and gets positive feedbacks both by specialized media and fans. Thanks to kick-ass songs like "Wild Life" and "Dreamin’ On", this first solo work helps John make his own way from bars, caves and small clubs to bigger, high-profile stages in Italy and Europe. John Dallas's simple and effective songwriting style results in a stunning, catchy hard rock sound, a real rock-bomb-in-your-face, strongly influenced by 80's and 90's greatest classics, revamped with a modern touch. 

Friday, June 18, 2021

REVIEW : CROWNE, Kings In The North (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 18 June 2021)

CROWNE is a new supergroup that consists of vocalist Alexander Strandell (Art Nation), guitarist/keyboardist/producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), bassist John Levén (Europe), drummer Christian Lundqvist (The Poodles). The album, also, features Love Magnusson (Dynazty) providing some tasteful guitar solos.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

REVIEW : LAURENNE / LOUHIMO, The Reckoning (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 9 July 2021)

The collaboration between Finnish vocalists Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) and Netta Laurenne (Smackbound) created one of the most exciting musical alliances. The two ladies put together a storming and solid melodic metal album with the addition of Nino Laurenne on guitars and Sampo Haapaniemi on drums.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

REVIEW : Constancia, Brave New World (Pride & Joy Music Release: 18 June 2021)

CONSTANCIA started in 2007, as the brainchild of former Scudiero/Token keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written some songs that he wanted to record. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark (Overdrive, Grand Design, Locomotive Breath etc) and asked him to play guitars in his opus. The 'next' addition was drummer Peter “TrumPeter” Svensson (ex-Mercy, Faith). Mikael added Jaded Heart bassist Michael Müller, and together they searched out various vocalists before finding David Fremberg (Andromeda). CONSTANCIA’s took flesh and blood and their debut “Lost And Gone” was finally released in 2009.

Wicked Sensation sign with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!

ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records is proud to announce the signing of one of the highest acclaimed Melodic Hard Rock/Metal acts, Southern Germany's WICKED SENSATION. With an almost two decades lasting band existence and four impressive albums in the bag, but also with many line-up changes over the past years, the guys around mastermind Michael Klein (also known for his involvements with Khymera, Place Vendome, First Signal) and David Reece (ex-Accept, Bangalore Choir) are now a real unit and have pressed something like the reset button ... new album, new label, new band logo, new promo forces in the back and new plans for increased live activities! 

The work on the upcoming album is well advanced and the band have teamed up again with a renowned and proven master behind the mixing desks, their close friend Dennis Ward. So all signs point to success and, without a doubt and just in time for their 20th anniversary, we can clearly say: WICKED SENSATION is armed and ready for the big throw! More soon …

David Reece – Vocals
Michael Klein – Guitar
Sang Vong – Guitar
Mitch Zasada – Bass
Bernd Spitzner – Keyboards
Alex Hlousek – Drums

Follow Wicked Sensation

Reflected (2001)
Exceptional (2004)
Crystallized (2010)
Adrenaline Rush (2014)

Saturday, June 5, 2021

REVIEW : NITRATE, Renegade (AOR Heaven, 30.07.2021)

NITRATE is back in business with album number three and, in my humble opinion, their best record to-date. The new opus, "Renegade", follow on NITRATE's previous two recordings, the debut "Real World" and "Open Wide", which both received great critics from both fans and music press.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release of "Easily", first single taken from "Of Poetry And Silent Mastery", new official studio album by Italian rock sensation, Platens.

Buy digital / Stream "Easily" now: 

"Of Poetry And Silent Mastery" is scheduled for release on July 23, 2021 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. A special personalized edition has been created by Outward Styles in a very limited quantity of 30 copies, and will be available exclusively on the Burning Minds Music Group's official online shop. CD graphics have been designed by Aeglos Art (Wheels Of FireAirbound, Raintimes, Alchemy, Room Experience), while the CD booklet features introductory liner notes written by Pippo "Sbranf" Marino ( A dedicated Japanese release with two additional bonus tracks will be out instead on July 21, 2021 via Marquee/Avalon.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

NITRATE returns with “Renegade” on July 30th, 2021!

Nitrate is back with their third album; Renegade’, a follow on to their previous highly rated albums ‘Realworld’ in 2018 and ‘Openwide’ in 2019, which achieved great success.  Inspired by the late 80’s rock scene with bands such as Def Leppard, Europe, Motley Crue, and Bon Jovi, Nitrate is the brainchild of song writer Nick Hogg (bass guitar) from Nottingham England.   Nick has this time changed the line-up and enlisted Alexander Strandell (Art Nation) to take over on Lead Vocals & has teamed up with Tom & James Martin (Vega) & Mikey Wilson (Kimber) to produce an album that has been heavily influenced by Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’. 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

REVIEW : BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER, Brother Against Brother (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 11 June 2021)

BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER is the brand new collaboration between two stunning Brazilian vocalists, Renan Zonta (Electric Mob) and Nando Fernandes (Sinistra). Under the banner Brother Against Brother, Zonta and Fernandes deliver a brilliant, exciting melodic metal duets album on their self-titled debut (through Frontiers Music), which is due June 11, 2021.

Sunday, May 23, 2021



Today the band is presenting its new line-up and will re-start with fresh energy after the difficult Covid-19-situation. In addition to the founding members MICHAEL and STEVE WACHELHOFER, drummer ERICH BLIE and MARIANNE RAUSCHA on vocals, who comes from the world of Musicals, will complete Cornerstone in the future. Basically, the new band has been in place since the end of last year - but the members wanted to become familar with each other first and prepare quietly and without any disturbances from outside.

From June on there will be concerts again, but due to the expiring Covid-19 measures and the currently rather difficult organization of abroad-trips only in Austria this year. The dates will be announced shortly. The production of the new single (working title: "Private Eyes") has already begun, but the lockdowns made the studio work rather difficult, so it will likely be released in the second half of 2021. A new studio album will also follow later this year or in the beginning of 2022.



New Album "Reflections" – available as download and in stores

+++ "This band could quite happily be on heavy rotation on American
radio: in the good old days, MTV would have loved this band."
Fireworks Magazin, United Kingdom

+++ "… an unusual focus on arrangement details, and progressive melodic
hooks, excellent material, sounds like the recipe for a hit to me!"
Beau Hill/ Producer (Europe, Alice Cooper, Winger, …) U.S.A.

+++ "...…their heroic AOR anthems speak the sort of language that should
win them a place in your hearts: massive choruses built for radio airplay… "
Classic Rock Magazine, United Kingdom  

Saturday, May 22, 2021

REVIEW : SEVENTH CRYSTAL, Delirium (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 14 May 2021)

Seventh Crystal is a brand new melodic hard rock band from Sweden that combines perfectly the sound of bands such as ART OF NATION, ONE DESIRE and H.E.A.T. with a strong modern touch that makes the final result very very attractive!!