Sunday, May 9, 2021

REVIEW : King Company - Trapped (Out: 25.06.2021, AOR Heaven)

The story of KING COMPANY starts back in 2014. After A few years later, the band signed a record deal with Frontiers Music and released its debut opus entitled "One For The Road" which gained a positive feedback from both fans and music press.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

REVIEW : Sergeant Steel, Truck Tales (Metalapolis Records, Release: 14 May 2021)

Sergeant Steel is an Austrian hard rock band that was originally formed back in 2007. Since its creation, the band has already released three full-length efforts and one 'best of' compilation. They have played in several festivals and clubs and shared stages with big names such as SCORPIONS and DEEP PURPLE.

Friday, April 30, 2021

REVIEW : ROBIN MCAULEY, Standing On The Edge (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 7 May 2021)

One of the most respected musicians/singers of the rock scene in general is without any doubt Robin McAuley. His soulful, powerful voice is synonymous with big records of the golden rock era and bands such as GRAND PRIX, and THE MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Sneakout Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian hard rock singer, John Dallas, for the release of his second official studio album, "Love & Glory".

Heavily influenced by the best mid-’80s/early '90s hard rock music he grew up with, John Dallas worked hard to make his new album full of catchy melodies, delicious hooks and amazing solos to bring you back to the forgotten era of the great American arena rock bands! 


More info about official release date, final tracklist and cover artwork will be revealed in the forthcoming weeks.


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Monday, April 26, 2021

THE BEST OF 1991

1991 was without any doubt one of the best years for the melodic hard rock/hair metal/AOR scene! A numerous of great releases that year that most of them are till today classic! 

So, below your are going to read my personal favourite records from one of the best years of our beloved genre. 

1. SHOTGUN MESSIAH, SECOND COMING
2. TYKETTO, DON'T COME EASY
3. DANGER DANGER, SCREW IT!
4. WHITE LION, MANE ATTRACTION
5. SKID ROW, SLAVE TO THE GRIND
6. XYZ, HUNGRY
7. STEELHEART, STEELHEART
8. LITTLE ANGELS, YOUNG GODS
9. EUROPE, PRISONERS IN PARADISE
10. MR. BIG, LEAN INTO IT

11. BAD ENGLISH, BACKLASH
12. VAN HALEN, F.U.C.K.
13. ALICE COOPER, HEY STOOPID
14. BRYAN ADAMS, WAKING UP THE NEIGHBOURS
15. THE STORM, THE STORM
16. KANE ROBERTS, SAINTS AND SINNERS
17. GUNS N ROSES, USE YOUR ILLUSION I&II
18. HAREM SCAREM, HAREM SCAREM
19. BAD MOON RISING, BAD MOON RISING
20. RICHIE SAMBORA, STRANGER IN THIS TOWN



21. THE SCREAM, LET IT SCREAM
22. RICHARD MARX, RUSH STREET
23. KIX, HOT WIRE
24. NASTY IDOLS, CRUEL INTENTION
25. OZZY, NO MORE TEARS
26. THE CULT, CEREMONY
27. THE ALMIGHTY, SOUL DESTRUCTION
28. DARE, BLOOD FROM STONE
29. ALDO NOVA, BLOOD ON THE BRICKS
30. SARGANT FURY, STILL WANT MORE







Sunday, April 25, 2021

REVIEW : MOTHER ROAD, DRIVE (Release date: April 23rd , 2021)

Mother Road is a band that was born from the ashes of bands such as Soul Doctor and Steelhouse Lane. Guitarist Chris Lyne joined forces with the extraordinary singer Keith Slack (Steelhouse Lane, MSG) and created a band that recalls to classic hard rock bands like Whitesnake, Deep Purple and Bad Company.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

THE BEST OF 1992


Today I'll present you a "best of" lists of the years, starting backwards, 1984-1992. This one is a list of my TOP-20 albums of 1992!! A year that included some really classic releases that every fan of this genre must own to his record/cd collection. 

There are, of course, many albums that are out of this list, that are great too, but this is my personal favourite records from that year. 

So, let's start this amazing list with the following albums : 



1. DEF LEPPARD, ADRENALIZE
2. LYNCH MOB, LYNCH MOB
3. WARRANT, DOG EAT DOG
4. MASQUERADE, MASQUERADE
5. HARDLINE, DOUBLE ECLIPSE
6. LITTLE ANGELS, JAM
7. TNT, REALIZED FANATSIES
8. FIREHOUSE, HOLD YOUR FIRE
9. BON JOVI, KEEP THE FAITH
10. EXTREME, III SIDES TO EVERY STORY


  












11. DAMN YANKEES, DON'T TREAD
12. DREAM THEATER, IMAGES & WORDS
13. HOUSE OF LORDS, DEMONS DOWN
14. UNRULY CHILD, UNRULY CHILD
15. GOTTHARD, GOTTHARD
16. GARY MOORE, AFTER HOURS
17. BANGALORE CHOIR, ON TARGET
18. LILLIAN AXE, POETIC JUSTICE
19. JOHN NORUM, FACE THE TRUTH
20. W.A.S.P., THE CRIMSON IDOL



Monday, April 19, 2021

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC signs STRYKENINE - the new force of Swedish Melodic Rock!


Pride & Joy Music is thrilled to announce the signing of new Swedish Melodic Rock sensation STRYKENINE! The band’s debut album ”Strykenine I” is scheduled for a release on July 16th, 2021!

With influences from classic Melodic Rock, Modern Pop and Metal STRYKENINE entered the Stockholm rock scene in 2015. The band was formed in the southern suburbs of Stockholm by guitarist Andi Sarandopoulos, drummer Henrik Remesaho and singer Jacob Petäjämaa. At this point they were still in their teens dreaming big while exploring the musical influences from bands such as Europe, Whitesnake, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe to name a few. In 2016 the line up changed to what it is today when Sarandopoulos finally found a suitable second guitar player in Alex Zackrisson. The same year, Tony Bakirciouglu joined as the bass player.

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 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cREHdzcKHWo 



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.