Saturday, April 17, 2021

REVIEW : Winding Road, Winding Road (AOR Heaven, Out: 26.03.2021)

Winding Road is a new sentational band that with its debut opus comes to deliver an amazing slice of pure and old-fashioned melodic rock/edgy AOR stuff. "Winding Road" is going to be released through AOR Heaven this March.

Australian heavy rockers Wicked Smile will release their debut full length album titled ‘Wait for the Night’ on September 24th.

Wicked Smile are all about bringing back fist pumping heavy rock to the forefront with a collection of ten ‘killer songs’. The forthcoming album is produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants) and mastered by Bruno Ravel (The Defiants/Danger Danger). Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say, “last year was all about giving the world a ‘taste’ of what we’re about. We’re a five-piece kick ass heavy rock band and I think we made our presence known with the release of our Delirium sampler ep”.

Wicked Smile is fronted by charismatic powerhouse lead vocalist Danny Cecati (ex Pegazus & Eyefear) with Stevie Janevski (The Radio Sun, ex Black Majesty & Cyclone Tracy) and Dave Graham (ex In Malice’s Wake) on guitars, Glen Cav (ex Virtue) on bass and Jason Tyro on drums. 

Lyrically, ‘Wait for the Night’ explores current issues within society such as civil unrest, bullying and mental health.

The band has been overwhelmed by the positive response from the underground rock and metal community. Steve Price at ARfm radio called the band “kickass Australian rock with killer vocals”.

Fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio, Metallica, Icon, Savatage and Skid Row should feel at home, with the band drawing major influence from seventies and eighties heavy rock and heavy metal.

Worldwide distribution is currently being organised in different territories.

The latest single ‘Killer At Large’ can be heard via the following link : 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Seven Hard Years / "7HY" goes Acoustic!

Lions Pride Music is excited to present you the front cover and info of the upcoming release of "7HY" - Rogues Gallery full length acoustic album to be released on CD & Digital worldwide on 31 May 2021!

Taken from each of their previous albums, Seven Hard Years have acoustically reimagined some of their classic songs and brought them together in one very special album.
Entitled 'Rogues Gallery', it evokes mellow, laid back feelings from the opening few bars to the final track.

Lion's Pride Music, along with Alan Kelly, Shawn Pelata and Andrew Chick, are excited to bring to you this rendering of the Seven Hard Years legacy, as well as one, never before released track ‘In Your Arms'.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

REVIEW : OUT OF THIS WORLD, Out Of This World (2021 RCA/Victor Japan)

OUT OF THIS WORLD is a band that was born from the collaboration of the extraordinary guitarist Kee Marcello (ex-EUROPE, solo artist) and the lead singer of FAIR WARNING Tommy Heart. This debut opus between these two talenetd musicians is gonna be released only in Japan.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

REVIEW : INFINITE & DIVINE, Silver Lining (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 9 April 2021)

INFINITE & DIVINE is a new project by the Italian label of Frontiers Music that consists of musician/songwriter/producer Jan Ã…kesson and vocalist Tezzi (a/k/a Terese Persson).

Sunday, April 4, 2021

REVIEW : Metalite, A Virtual World (Release Date : March 26, 2021 / AFM Records)

To be honest the name of METALITE was strange to me until I received the promo of the band's newest opus entitled "A Virtual World" that blew me away! Yes, this modern melodic metal band has the hole 'package' to become a leader to its kind. The vocals, the 'bigger than life' sound, the heaviness and the powerful vocals of Erica Ohlsson combines perfectly and creates a fantasic opus all the way!

REVIEW : TEMPLE BALLS, Pyromide (Frontiers Music s.r.l., Release: 16 April 2021)

TEMPLE BALLS is a high-energetic and powerful heavy rock band that is hailing from Finland. "Pyromide" is the band's newest opus that is going to be released through Frontiers Music this April. "Pyromide" is Temple Balls's third record and it's produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.).

Sunday, March 28, 2021

REVIEW : Paris, 50/50 (AOR Heaven Release: 26 March 2021)

PARIS is a sensational melodic rock/AOR band that since it's creation it has released two great records. The debut entitled "Only One Life" saw the light of day back in 2013. The mighty Alessandro Del Vecchio handled the production and the result was a damn fine slice of pure Euro AOR stuff!

Lions Pride Music is excited to present you the front cover and info of the upcoming release of Nightfox - White Cobra full length debut album to be released on CD & Digital worldwide on 28 June 2021!

 Lions Pride Music is excited to present you the front cover and info of the upcoming release of Nightfox - White Cobra full length debut album to be released on CD & Digital worldwide on 28 June 2021!

Nightfox is a fictional band-project from Trondheim in Norway. The sound is mainly inspired by the great hard rock bands from the 1980's where the focus is kept on roaring riffs and blazing guitar solos. Originally established as a synthwave-project in 2012, Nightfox decided to take a turn towards hard rock around 2017.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

REVIEW : THE END MACHINE, Phase2 (Frontiers Music s.r.l., Release: 9 April 2021)

THE END MACHINE is a supergroup that consists of the amazing George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Jeff Pilson (Dokken), Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Warrant and Cry Of Love) and Steve Brown (the brother of Mick Brown). 

Monday, March 22, 2021

REVIEW : MAVERICK, Ethereality (Release date: April 1st , 2021/ Metalapolis Records)

Irish hard rocker MAVERICK is releasing its brand new opus, this April, entitled "Ethereality". The new record is going to be released through Metalapolis Records and the sure thing is that will make some noise. 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

REVIEW : Hunter, Hungry Heart (Label: Lions Pride Music, Rel. Date: 30 April 2021)

The latest big 'discovery' by Danish label Lions Pride Music is called HUNTER! Hunter is a band that hails from  La Serena, Chile and its style is classic melodic rock/edgy AOR stuff. After the digital release of the band's 10 track debut (which contained five songs in Spanish), the band gained the attention of fans, press and, of course, labels!!