Sunday, April 21, 2019

RETRO REVIEW : ROULETTE ---Better Late Than Never (YesterRock , 2011)

The story of Swedish melodic rock band of ROULETTE starts back in 1985 and to be more specific in Sundsvall, Sweden. There were five young guys, all experienced with other bands, that were chasing their dreams who started to rehearse songs and played live at rock clubs and festivals around Sweden. Soon enough they gained popularity and became fast one of the hottest names in the local scene. 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

REVIEW : QUEENSRYCHE --- The Verdict (Century Media Records, 2019)

Melodic progressive metallers Queensryche are back in business with a brand new album entitled "The Verdict". A band that is synonymous with the progressive metal/hard rock label and through the years has offered some classic records. With this new opus Queensryche are back stronger than ever and the sure thing is that will please both old fans and new ones.

X-ROMANCE - new video clip „Lonely” out now!

X-ROMANCE, the Swedish Melodic Rock group around Anders “LA” Rönnblom (Killer Bee), released their video for the track “Lonely”

(Video edited by Brian Frank, Charger Studio)
The track is the opener of the band’s upcoming album “Voices From The Past” which will be unleashed on May 25th, 2019 via AOR Heaven.

X-ROMANCE was initially a project starting in 2015 as an offspring to the original band ROMANCE from 1988 founded by Anders "LA" Rönnblom & Thomas Widmark. In the fall of 2015, Anders was going through a box of old tapes and found the old ROMANCE recordings. 

CONSTANTINE: the new video "Bushido"

CONSTANTINE: the official video of "BUSHIDO"

Renowned Greek guitar hero CONSTANTINE has just unleashed the brand new video of "BUSHIDO"!

The video is available at the following link https://youtu.be/yA7VLt73bxo

FALSE MEMORIES sign with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records! The band's debut album "Chimerical" digitally out on June 7th!

False Memories started upon an idea of guitarist Francesco Savino, who got together with Valentina Pucci, the first singer of the band. In march 2016 the band reached its first goal publishing the first self-titled EP, featuring 4 original tracks and 1 cover. 

Moving on the band’s soundscapes got more mature heading towards an intimate kind of rock; driven by its new sound, the band started to work on its first full-length release that only featured original tunes. 

In october 2018, False Memories completed their line up with Rossella Moscatello at the voice, Gianluca Zaffino on bass and Giovanni Cattaneo on drums.

We proudly announce today the signing of a new album deal with False Memories and welcome the band to the ROAR! Rock of Angels roster.

False Memories is:
Rossella Moscatello – Vocals
Francesco Savino - Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
Gianluca Zaffino – Bass
Giovanni Cattaneo – Drums


UK Prog Rock Band NTH ASCENSION Feat. TEN Keyboarder Darrel Treece-Birch Announce 'Stranger Than Fiction' Album Details

UK progressive rock band, NTH ASCENSION, featuring TEN keyboarder Darrel Treece-Birch in their ranks, have announced the release of their third album 'Stranger Than Fiction' on May 31st 2019 via Metatronic Records. The album contains 8 tracks including a further three instalments from the ongoing Clanaan Chronicles storyline which began on their debut release.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

REVIEW : JIM PETERIK WORLD STAGE --- Winds of Change (Frontiers Music s.r.l., Release: 26 April 2019)

"Winds Of Change" is the follow-up to Jim Peterik's solid “Jim Peterik’s World Stage” opus. This new amazing record is set to be released, through Frontiers Music s.r.l., on April 26th. "Winds Of Change" features an all-star line-up of some of the best vocalists in the melodic hard rock/AOR scene such as (hold your breath.....) Kevin Chalfant (ex-The Storm), Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx), Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Lars Safsund and Robert Sall (Work Of Art), Toby Hitchcock (Pride Of Lions), Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Mike Reno (Loverboy), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Jason Scheff (ex-Chicago), and a very special previously unreleased track by the late great Jimi Jamison

Monday, April 15, 2019

REVIEW : HARDLINE --- Life (Frontiers Music s.r.l., Release: 26 April 2019)

HARDLINE is a band that made a huge impact to the melodic hard rock world with its debut record "Double Eclipse" back in 1992. A strong album and a classic among the fans of this particular scene. Songs such as "Hot Cherie", "Life's A Bitch", "Dr. Love" and "Takin' Me Down" are all classics and are still in a daily basis in my cd player. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

REVIEW : Gasoline Outlaws --- Light Up The World (self release, Release: 10 May 2019)

Belfast rockers Gasoline Outlaws are back in business with their brand new opus entitled "Light Up The World" that is gonna be released in May 10th. This new opus comes as the follow-up of the band's debut record,  ‘No Rules, No Laws, No Regrets', which was released in 2015. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

REVIEW : X-Romance --- Voices From The Past (AOR Heaven, Release: 24 May 2019)

ROMANCE was band founded back in 1988 by Anders "LA" Rönnblom (bass) & Thomas Widmark (keys). In 2015, Anders found some 'old' Romance recordings and decided to release this material. Then, Thomas Widmark started to look for musicians, to be part of this new project, in the Stockholm area. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

SECRET RULE – European tour start on April 26th 2019; new video for the track „Birth“ released


Italian female fronted Metal band SECRET RULE will kick-off their next European headliner tour in Mörlenbach, Germany on April 26th, 2019! All dates are found below.

To promote the shows and their current album “The 7 Endless”, the band just released a new video clip for the track “Birth”.

Youtube link “Birth”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3R9uYeAlwI

Secret Rule played numerous shows all over the Europe, including headlining European tours, sharing the stage with great bands such as Delain, Beyond the Black, Xandria, Serenity, Kobra & the Lotus, Blaze Bayley, Visions of Atlantis and Cellar Darling and performing at festivals including the Barcia Metal Fest and the Metal Fest Event - Femme.

Secret Rules’ new, fourth album is called "The 7 Endless" and shows a progress in the band’s sound. The concept story was inspired by "The Endless", characters created by Neil Gaiman for the comic book "The Sandman".

US Heavy/Power metal legends STEEL PROPHET reveal their official video for the title track single "The God Machine"

“The God Machine” official video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/jYwbftmxUzE
 
Video by Mirko Witzki
 
Los Angeles based, US Heavy / Power metal legends STEEL PROPHET are back with a new massive sounding heavy metal album that will definitely hit the top lists of 2019! Five years after the release of their latest album "Omniscient" the band recruited the all-star Heavy Metal singer / producer R.D. Liapakis of Mystic Prophecy / Devil's Train and his uniquely ranged vocal skills to perfectly match the songs on "The God Machine".