Italian progressive metal band, LAST UNION feat. as guest DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie have released a new lyric video for ‘A Place In Heaven’. The track is taken from their debut album ‘Twelve‘, which also features Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) on bass, Uli Kusch (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN) on drums, will be releaed on December 21, 2018 through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/4OVroQNzbu8
Monday, December 17, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Stefano Viana is an Italian guitarist, songwriter and producer who has already caused a stir with his first album “Viana” (2017) which received very positive reviews. Following his passion with enthusiasm Stefano contacted singer and producer Bryan Cole (Giant, Steel City, solo artist) and started to work on new material. Alessandro Del Vecchio was the vocalist on the first outing but this time Bryan Cole is at the mike stand. The music was recorded in a studio like in the “good old days” and this has made a great impact on the end result as the musicians have bonded and made a richer sound.
CASSIDY PARIS TO RELEASE BROKEN HEARTED EP
Introducing 16-year-old Cassidy Paris from Melbourne, Australia.
Following in the footsteps of female rockers Avril Lavigne, Pink and Lzzy Hale, Cassidy Paris promotes girl power by bringing back rock chic fronted melodic pop-rock.
Cassidy Paris released her debut single ‘Talk About It’ in August 2017 to a fantastic response. (only as a download) The song brings back hooks and a very catchy chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. Cassidy goes on to say, “The response from my debut single was fantastic’.
Cassidy has already played a number of live dates at a number of schools within Melbourne, Australia and also played a small run of acoustic dates in Tokyo, Japan supporting The Radio Sun in November 2017.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
UK melodic hard rock band, GIN ANNIE, have announced the release of their debut album '100% Proof' on January 25th, 2019 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. '100% Proof' contains 10 tracks and will please fans of heavy guitar driven songs, with melodic vocal style; hook-laden choruses and classy melodies.
STARBREAKER is the melodic metal band that was put together by the multi-talented guitarist/songwriter Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Allen/Lande project, The Codex, Last Tribe, e.t.c.) and the amazing singer Tony Harnell (ex-TNT, Westworld, Morning Wood)). Together they created two monster melodic metal albums (s/t in 2005 and "Love's Dying Wish" in 2008) and nowadays they strike back with album number three with the title "Dysphoria" through Frontiers Music.
Friday, December 14, 2018
KING ZEBRA Release 'Like A Hurricane' Music Video And Single, Featuring Eric St. Michaels (ex-CHINA) On Vocals
Swiss hard rock band KING ZEBRA - featuring Eric St. Michaels (ex-CHINA) on vocals - have released a new digital single and music video for the song 'Like A Hurricane', taken from their forthcoming EP. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/HnoRhbq7bRo
The track was recorded & mixed by V.O. Pulver (Gurd, Poltergeist) at Little Creek Studio and mastered by Dan Suter (Krokus, Shakra, Eluveitie) at Echochamber.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
This is the time of the year that Heavy Paradise releases its "BEST OF" lists!!! It will sound a bit cliche, it's true, 2018 was yet another very good year, musically speaking.
It seems that the music that we all love and we all grew up with continues to fill up our lives, hearts n' minds with tons of good music. Of course it's always been a matter of personal taste but c'mon....it's only rock 'n' roll here! Those bands, musicians, record labels, promoters e.t.c. give their all to keep the fire alive, to keep the fire burning!
As always, the same this year, I have to say a HUGE thank you to all the Heavy Paradise's readers, followers and those who give this webzine their support to continue (hopefully for many years,,,at the end Heavy Paradise is a web-zine that's only for the love and passion of this music, nothing more nothing less). A HUGE thank you, also, to all the bands/record labels/managers e.t.c and of course, a HUGE thank you to all my close people that support me all of those years!!
.........thank you!!!!! Words are not enough!!!!!
So, this is it for now ladies and gentlemen.....I hope you'll enjoy the following lists and enjoy the music. At the end, the one thing that matters the most is THE MUSIC!!!
HEAVY PARADISE'S MELODIC AWARDS
* BEST 20 ALBUMS OF 2018 *
#1. PERFECT PLAN :: ALL RISE (FRONTIERS MUSIC)
#2. DYNAZTY :: FIRESIGN (AFM RECORDS)
#3. CREYE :: CREYE (FRONTIERS MUSIC)
#4. MIDNITE CITY :: THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD (AOR HEAVEN)
#5. OUTLOUD :: VIRTUAL HERO SOCIETY (ROAR!ROCK OF ANGELS RECORDS)
#6. WHITE WIDDOW :: VICTORY (AOR HEAVEN)
#7. VEGA :: ONLY HUMAN (FRONTIERS MUSIC)
#8. ODYSSEY DESPERADO :: DON'T MISS THE SUNSET (LIONS PRIDE MUSIC)
#9. OSUKARU :: HOUSE OF MIRRORS (CITY OF LIGHTS RECORDS)
#10. STATE OF SALAZAR :: SUPERHERO (FRONTIERS MUSIC)
#11. MAGIC DANCE :: NEW EYES (FRONTIERS MUSIC)
#12. CARE OF NIGHT :: LOVE EQUALS WAR (AOR HEAVEN)
#13. IMPERIUM :: BEYOND THE STARS (AOR HEAVEN)
#14. ATLAS :: IN PURSUIT OF MEMORY (AOR HEAVEN)
#15. NORDIC UNION :: SECOND COMING (FRONTIERS MUSIC)
#16. TREAT :: TUNGUSKA (FRONTIERS MUSIC)
#17. FIRMO :: REHAB (STREET SYMPHONIES RECORDS)
#18. BIG CITY :: BIG CITY LIFE (ROAR! ROCK OF ANGELS RECORDS)
#19. MAVERICK :: COLD STAR DANCER (METALAPOLIS RECORDS)
#20. HANK ERIX :: NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (LIVEWIRE/CARGO RECORDS UK)
Sunday, December 9, 2018
The progressive metal band of Evergrey started its music journey back in 1993 and since then it released some timeless albums that stood through the test of time. Lead vocalist/songwriter Tom S. Englund and his gang achieved to make the name of Evergrey synonymous with quality, technically and the depth lyrics. For sure, Evergrey is not your ordinary progressive metal band. It's a band that combines all the above mentioned things plus a lot more. The fans are already expecting more and more with each release and the band knows it.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
REVIEW (CLASSIC ALBUMS) : COLD SWEAT --- Break Out (20th Century Music RELEASE DATE : 26 October 2018)
MATT MITCHELL (PRIDE, FURYON, COLOUR OF NOISE) & THE COLDHEARTS Announce 'Black Diamonds' Single Release In January
UK's new classic rock outfit MATT MITCHELL & THE COLDHEARTS have announced the release of their first single 'Black Diamonds' on January 25, 2019. The song is taken from the self titled solo record which was recorded at the iconic Rockfield Studios, Wales earlier this year. MATT MITCHELL & THE COLDHEARTS just launched their brand new website: www.mattmitchellmusic.com today.
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Monday, December 3, 2018
Wake The Nations is a band that for sure knows how to write catchy, up-tempo and powerful melodic rock songs. The living proof of that is called "Heartrock"!! "Heartrock" will blow up your minds on January 25th next year (2019) through AOR Heaven! The band's debut opus, "Sign Of Heart", was released back in 2015 and gained positive feedback from both fans and music press.