Wednesday, August 15, 2018

REVIEW : MAD MAX --- 35 (SPV/Steamhammer, 2018)

"35" is entitled MAD MAX's newest effort. The band was originally formed back in 1981 and, since then, it released eleven (twelve with this new one) full-length records. I have to say that after some spins of "35", I really dig this new effort a lot. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MARC VANDERBERG releases two singles from his third studio album PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES

The German guitarist / songwriter Marc Vanderberg releases LEGALIZE CRIME (release 17.08.2018) and ODIN´S WORDS (release 24.08.2018), two songs from his third studio album PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES, which will be released in November 2018. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

REVIEW : ATLAS --- In Pursuit Of Memory (AOR Heaven, 2018)

ATLAS is a new melodic hard rock band that hails from U.K and "In Pursuit Of Memory" is entitled its debut record that is gonna be released through AOR Heaven label this September. The band consists of  James Thorley (Keyboards, programming and percussion), John Moss (Lead Guitars), Howie Little (Lead Guitars), Chris Redfearn (Bass Guitar) and Craig Wells (Lead Vocals) and their first step was a solid EP, "World In Motion", which gained positive feedback from both fans and press.  

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Atlas sign record deal with AOR Heaven

The band states : "We are pleased to announce we have secured a deal with AOR Heaven for the release of our debut album 'In Pursuit of Memory' set for world wide physical release on the 28th of September."

Read an excerpt from the AOR Heaven press release below:
"The writing sessions for the debut album officially started in December 2017 and continued for 8 months. The band were given an opportunity in June to have a break from the album production when they were approached by UK Melodic Rock band Vega to open up for them and AOR Heaven rockers Midnite City in support of their latest album tour. Rob Evans of Powerplay Magazine had helped the band get in contact with Georg Siegl, the founder of AOR Heaven, and after discussions between the band and Siegl a contract was drawn up.

The album name ‘In Pursuit of Memory’ reflects the nature and themes of the songs heard throughout the album. With a common theme throughout the album being self-reflection, healing and learning from mistakes one has made; with lyricists Thorley, Moss and Wells all penning at least one track centered on those themes. The album was recorded and engineered by keyboard player James Thorley at his studio ‘The Woodshed”. Thorley also took on the role of the producer as he did on the bands previous self released EP.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

REVIEW : Maxxwell --- Metalized (21 September 2018)

Damn, this is a great record!!! So up-lifting, so powerful and so in-your-face!!! But let's take things from the start. Maxxwell is a band that comes from Switzerland and "Metalized" is entitled its brand new, and already fourth. full-length album. Thanks to the strength of the band’s last album, “Tabula Rasa“, they played as support on tours with Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock, Doro, Kissin’ Dynamite, Rage & Shakra and support slots for Within Temptation, Extreme, Gloryhammer – just to name a few. In their almost 10-year career, MAXXWELL have performed in over two hundred shows.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

REVIEW : ENUFF Z’NUFF --- Diamond Boy (Frontiers Music s.r.l., 10 August 2018)

One of the most legendary glam rock bands of the 80's Enuff Z' Nuff is back with a brand new opus, "Diamond Boy", this August through Frontiers Music. The band back in its hey days released some excellent and classic records such as the debut (1989), 'Animals With Human Intelligence" (1993) and "Seven" (1997) just to name a few. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

METALAPOLIS RECORDS to release "Once" by DARK SKY on August 18th, 2018 on CD/DVD!

Founded as a school band in Rottweil/Germany in the early 80’s, DARK SKY was on the international map in the mid 90’s for the first time with the debut album „Believe It“, which had big success in Asia, especially in Malaysia. 2002 saw the release of the second album „Edge Of Time“, which brought them on the map in their home country as well. It was followed by „Living & Dying“ and „Empty Faces“, which showed the band from their harder side without losing their trademark melodies.

In 2012 they released „Initium“, a concept album, also produced (like the previous two) by producer Markus Teske (SYMPHONY X, VANDEN PLAS).

The Sticky Fingers Ltd.: new album “Point Of View” out on Sneakout Records in October

The Sticky Fingers Ltd.: new album “Point Of View” out on Sneakout Records in October
Sneakout Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian classic rockers, The Sticky Fingers Ltd., for the release of their brand new album "Point Of View". The rock band from Vignola (Modena, Italy) was formed back in 1996 by guitarist Lorenzo Mocali with the name of Sticky Fingers, in order to create a power trio focused on 70’s–era blues rock. Their sound, heavily influenced by The Rolling StonesFacesHumble PieBeatlesCream and Lynyrd Skynyrd amongst others, is characterized by a hybrid of blues, hard-rock and psychedelic rock. 

Smash Into Pieces & Takida on tour!

As one of Scandinavias most intriguing, mystical and explosive live acts – SMASH INTO PIECES (a.k.a  SIP / Smash) with it´s leader: "The Apocalypse DJ” have caught the attention of the crowd live as well as on social medias. 

To execute skydives in live television, shine with his parkour-moves, dance like a crazy mother lover and to go out and save the world  every other day is just a few of The Apocalypse DJ:s routines. 

Now the four piece, alternative rockband from Sweden share the roads and stage with two amazing swedish rockbands: Takida and Writing The Future

The swede`s are coming to town!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New video clip from LAST DAYS OF EDEN!!!!

LAST DAYS OF EDEN have uploaded a new video clip for the track “The Roots Of Life”, a song from their current album “Chrysalis”. The footage was recorded during their recent tour. 

Check the clip out here:


Current album: "Chrysalis"

::: TOUR DATES :::

10.11. ES-Malaga, Sala Eventual Music (Female Metal Fest)
17.11. ES-Salamanca, Nave Bunker

Sunday, July 29, 2018

REVIEW : AIRRACE --- Untold Stories (Frontiers Music s.r.l., August 2018)

Airrace was the the brainchild of former guitarist Laurie Mansworth. The band was originally formed back in 1982 and a couple of years later the debut album, ’Shaft Of Light’, saw the light of day; an opus that till today is considered a classic among the fans of the melodic rock sound. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

REVIEW : KING COMPANY --- Queen of Hearts (Frontiers Music s.r.l., August 2018)

A couple of years back, a new band King Company released its debut album and as far as I'm concerned it was a hell of a debut. The classic hard rock elements along with some heavier and more updated pinches created one of the best debut albums of that year. The influences from legends such as Deep Purple, Dokken and Whitesnake were obvious but the band achieved to put its own identity as well.