Κυριακή, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Eternal Dream - Daementia (2018)

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Eternal Dream is a Female Fronted Power Metal band with plain European influences and an epic, unique and catchy sound. The band was founded in Malaga, Spain in 2008.
In 2012 the first album, “The Fall of Salanthine”, was released and gained a lot of great feedback from the media. Several live shows with known Spanish bands followed.
Since then, the six-piece hasn't stopped improving their live shows and song-writing skills, and continued to release new singles and EP's which gained Eternal Dream a solid fan base.
“Daementia” is the name of the second Eternal Dream full-length album which will be released on Pride & Joy Music on December 7th, 2018. It offers a full concept in which artwork, music and lyrics are parts of a whole.
The spectre of emotions and feelings in a human being transport us to her psyche using C. Lewis work “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”, it’s sociocultural context, different versions (TV, movies, video games…) to give the band’s work it’s own identity and lore. “Daementia” connects the listener with different feelings and evokes memories.
The compositions developed and now have a more smashing and direct power metal sound. Each song represents a feeling or a mental state, identifying characters or paragraphs created by C. Lewis, leading into a different atmosphere for each song. This results in a journey through mind guided by the music, drawings and literature. The artwork designed by singer Ana Moronta completes its perception.
“Daementia” was mixed and mastered by one of the best Spanish producers, Dani G, in Dynamita Studios (Asturias) who’s best known for his work with bands such as Darksun and Last Days Of Eden.


Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για eternal dream Daementia

Σάββατο, 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Buckets Rebel Heart - 20 Good Summers (2018)

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Buckets Rebel Heart is the new band formed by ex Bad Company and Humble Pie guitarist Dave "Bucket" Colwell, along with former 720 & New Torpedoes drummer, Paul "Taff" Edwards. The line-up is completed by lead vocalist Jim Stapley and bass player Dave "Boycie" Boyce, previously of The Quireboys.

December 7th, 2018 sees the release of the band’s debut album 20 GOOD SUMMERS via Pride & Joy Music, showcasing 12 songs written by Colwell and Edwards. Mixed in Nashville, by Grammy Award Winner Ben Fowler, the album also features vocal contributions from Mollie Marriott and Rick "Georgia Satellites" Richards, among others. Hit the Song tab to hear three songs from the album.

The band made their live debut in June, going down a storm at the SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 – go to Youtube to see some great footage from the show, plus the official video for the song "Rebel Heart".

Παρασκευή, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Born Again - True Heavy Nation (2018)

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BORN AGAIN is a French Heavy Metal band which originally was formed in 2016, set on creating a melodic and heavy sound enlivened by a strong vocal performance.
The result is a mix between 1970’s and 1980’s bands like Motörhead, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath. Their first album “Strike With Power” received very good feedback all around the world.
The sophomore release “True Heavy Nation” now is the first album on Pride & Joy Music and will be released on December 7th, 2018.
Stan W. Decker (Primal Fear, Ross The Boss, Stryper) designed the artwork. The mix was handled by Pierre-Emmanuel Péllison at Studio PE in Besancon, France.
Line-up: Chris (guitars), Thierry (vocals), Pich (drums), Christopher (bass)









Πέμπτη, 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

March In Arms - March In Arms (2018)

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota's MARCH IN ARMS will reissue their self-titled debut album on CD with two live bonus tracks on November 20. The band's "thrashy military power metal" is riff-centric and infused with impeccable melodic sensibility. Enormous riff crunch, soaring leads, and a tight, driving rhythm section join sonorous lead vocals in creating songs that hit like a battering ram and leave a lasting a impression with hooks galore!

It's no surprise then that MARCH IN ARMS lists the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Pantera, and Judas Priest as influences in creating first class modern American metal.


MARCH IN ARMS is


Ryan Knutson-Vocals, guitar
Scott McGuire-Bass, vocals
Jon Parker-Guitar
Phil Mueller-Drums
Sheldon Swan-Guitar





https://marchinarms.bandcamp.com/album/march-in-arms-self-titled


https://www.facebook.com/marchinarms/

Τετάρτη, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Circle Creek - Past presents Future (2018)



Just in time for the 35th anniversary of the band and also on the occasion of their september 2018 Balkan tour, CIRCLE CREEK are offering their first appetizer for the upcoming re-release of the 2013 released album "ANGER" and the long awaited new CD "The World Is On Fire" . Both will be available in all stores very soon. "Past presents Future "combines all the qualities of CIRCLE CREEK as a mixture of Stoner, Hard'n Heavy, Grunge etc. and shows once again that you can not assign the band to a single drawer either in the past or in their new material what simply makes the charm of each song. Already the Opener "Creatures" awakens with its fastforward heavy rock and high spirits. Lyrically Circle Creek get it to the point. The thought-provoking midtempo number killing factories is a clear admonition, thematically geared to dealing with resources and animal welfare." D.R.U.G.S" ironically rejects any kind of drug abuse and sounds like a blend of modern heavy metal and traditional hard rock. The lyrics speak for themselves. With the midtempo rocker Going Nowhere, the situation of hereditary guilt is discussed, from which our protagonist is able to break out. Fast, sometimes moderate, but always energetic, "Past presents Future" is a powerful statement of where and what CIRCLE CREEK stands for in 2018.





Founded in 1983 by the twins Chris and Didier Zirkelbach, CIRCLE CREEK quickly gained national recognition. As support for Status Quo, Scorpions, Blackfoot etc. the band soon got well known in the hard rock and metal scene. Legendary is their appearance at the 1985 event Opus & Friends. In the 1990s, Circle Creek released various demos and EPs with changing lineups, which unfortunately are all out of print today. After quieter times, the Graz twins returned in 2013, a new beginning and Chris took over from this point the job of the lead singer. The resulting album ANGER as well as the video were mostly received favorably by the press and fans. There followed countless concerts all over Europe. In 2015 Hannes Ritl took over the management of the band As a result of this collaboration, CIRCLE CREEK signed a long-term record deal with the German label NRTRecords. The foundation for this cooperation was laid by the single "Going Nowhere" 2018, a new take on the classic. Orpheus Blade frontwoman Adi Bitran can be heard here as a special guest. Preparing for the upcoming album "The World Is On Fire" and a re-issue of "Anger", NRT-Records publishes the EP "Past presents Future" on time for the 35th anniversary of the band on the 5th of October.






www.circlecreek.at
www.facebook.com/CircleCreekBand/
www.nrt-records.com

Τρίτη, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Bad Bullet - Use The Energy (2018)




BAD BULLET unleashes with their debut a heavy load of Alternative Rock, which is quite divers, but also fun. With the new album "Use the Energy" the young Austrians present a well-made thunderstorm, beginning with hot power rock, which runs down as powerful grunge again and again. Many tracks invite you to follow the catchy melodies and passionate singing. Whether power ballad anthem or simple and pure tunes, BAD BULLET has a lot to offer. The band holds on to a classic rock instrumentation. However, the wheel is not reinvented here, and the guys from Styria will cheer fans of the genre. "Use the Energy" was produced by Nino Margrave, on 08.06.2018 on NRT records show.

BAD BULLET was founded 2017 by lead guitarist and songwriter Gernot Neumann, as well as the guitarist and singer Manuel Schlögl founded the Band in Styra Austria. After some initial difficulties the sheet turned with drummer Steven Scherr and bassist Michael Jursche. A harder sound, new rehearsal room and new contacts were helpful for exciting performances in their home country. At the end, it was the convincing performance in the Audio Assault Studios, that the newcomers signed a record contract with the committed German independent label NRT-Records.
The debut album "Use the Energy" serves a satisfying symbiosis of the work of various legends of rock music. Right at the beginning with "Never Give Up" and "free" Nickelback as an influence shines through. "Judgment Day" and "Use the Energy" show parallels to Metallica and by "Follow Your Dream" should please fans of the Foo Fighters. "Use the Energy" also provides optimism to direct that the mood for summer on the right track.

The intros of Gernot Neumann pushes the listener forward right into Manuel Schlögl’s screaming voice.

 

This feeling extends over the first four songs before the band for the first time, turns out to their versatility. With "Judgment Day", "Kill the boss" and "Last Chance" it’s getting harsh, dark but also a bit quieter. With this variety the album holds a certain tension without, however, losing balance.
As the title of the album "Use the Energy" already suggests, the band would regularly create motivating appeals to the listener, to believe in himself and to follow his dreams. The best example is the song "Never Give Up", which the guys name their band anthem, not for nothing. The powerful chrods of guitarist and bassist Michael Jursche Gernot Neumann are pushing the track extremely forward, while Manuel Schlögl with his energetic vocals drives up the number of Watts. Similar power arises in the title track, which is articulated very aggressiv. The from time to time rising summer-feeling is getting near short. For example, in the dystopian "Judgment Day", the rebellious "Kill The Boss" or "poison in the organic world" BAD BULLET shows the critical view on things that went wrong in this world. Otherwise with the evocation of values like freedom, environmental awareness and friendship an optimistic impression prevails.

BAD BULLET shows a solid base on their debut album "Use the Energy”. Even if you don't expect it,this young band jumps out from shadows of their idols, especially at live performances. A positive trend for the future. The boosting Alternative Rock with many good possibilities to sing along, as well as a pinch of darkness, reveals a high potential, not only in their home-country.



https://www.facebook.com/BadBulletBand/
https://www.facebook.com/nrtrecordsofficial/

Δευτέρα, 10 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

The KRP (Keith Reid Project) - In My Head (2018)


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Keith Reid & Gary Brooker founded Procol Harum in 1967. In the same year A Whiter Shade Of Pale became a world hit. While Gary was the rockstar, the voice & face of Procol Harum, Keith was the poet and artworker who preferred to hide in the dark. At most, he flitted over a video clip for a few seconds. Soon he decided to stay off stage and wasn't seen there for some decades. Quite a unique phenomenon in the rock scene. Anyway the band's classics, their musical, lyrical and artistic entirety – such as Homburg, A Salty Dog or Grand Hotel - would be unthinkable without Keith Reid.
„In My Head“ is released under the banner "The KRP" (Keith Reid Project). It is Keith's second solo album after „The Common Thread“ (2009). The album contains a fine collection of soulful songs that Keith composed together with Anders Widmark, Rob Wassermann, Anthony Krizan, Matt Noble, John Waite (famous for „Missing You“) and Steve Booker (writer of Duffy's 2008 hit „Mercy“). Six singers are featured on the Album: John Waite, Steve Booker, Anthony Krizan, Jeff Young, Chris Merola & last but not least on four songs, the young and talented Maya Saxell.
For appetizers, check out „Ten More Shows“ or In „My Head“.

Κυριακή, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Dominoe - The Lost Radio Show (2018)

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The Past


1988. The debut single from a previously unknown Hard Rock band dominates the singles charts for many weeks. The track is called “Here I Am” and well-known from a Renault-5 TV commercial. Many TV show performances and intense touring all over Europe followed for the band DOMINOE.

The Present

2018. DOMINOE now since 30 years have been producing new albums every now and then – whenever they had fun to enter the studio again. The forces behind are mastermind Robert Papst on guitars and singer Jörg Sieber. “The Lost Radio Show“ now will be released in November and is the 6th album by this group. The content: the long lost studio live session recordings for a radio show from 2008. The „Tapes“


Originally recorded for a British radio show in 2008, parts of these recordings got lost at the time because of a hard disk crash. The planned radio show never happened and the incomplete „tapes“ ended up in the archives. By surprise, Robert Papst discovered these “tapes” again in the year 2018. Most of the tracks were used and only the really lost tracks now have been newly recorded. The result: The Lost Radio ShowThe Music


Guitars. Keyboards. Bass. Drums. A lot of great voices. And the classic instruments of the Mainstream Rock genre. Former band members and longtime musical friends helped to complete the recordings. The new release covers the atmosphere from the original sessions and offers a state of the art production, too. The 15 tracks cover songs from all five Dominoe albums and will take you onto a journey back to the year 2008. Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen, L.A. handled the mastering. Line-up: Jörg Sieber – Lead Vocals; Robert Papst – Guitars; Günter Skitschak – Guitars; Christian Birawsky - Drums, Backing Vocals; Henner Malecha - Bass ; Eddie Daum – Keyboards; Ed Straker – Keyboards; Janina Dietz – Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals; Grazia Satler – Backing Vocals; Jane Bogaert – Backing Vocals; Timo Kresslein –Backing Vocals, Percussions

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dominoe-148090385238394/

Τρίτη, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

FIRMO - REHAB (2018)




Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce all the details of "Rehab", first official solo album by Italian singer/songwriter Gianluca Firmo. After the critical and fans' acclaim received with the release of Room Experience in 2015 (fronted by rockstar vocalist David Readman), Gianluca was invited by the Street Symphonies' label team to express himself also as singer in a dedicated solo release, in order to show another side of his musical personality. With a finalized line-up of skilled and talented musicians, recruited appositely for backing Gianluca in this solo adventure, recordings started last year @ Atomic Stuff Studio (Isorella - Italy), under the technical supervision of sound engineer Oscar Burato (Airbound, Orphan Skin Diseases). The result is shown in twelve charming melodic rock songs, where Gianluca finally had the chance to share his personal singing style coached by the skills and experience of vocal producer Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Raintimes, Room Experience, Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace).

Gianluca says: "Beside the fact that it allows me to sing my own songs, this record for me is both a test and an achievement. A test because It’s the first time that I’m in charge for everything concerning the production of a record. And it is an achievement because I had the chance to work shoulder to shoulder in the studio with some amazing musicians, but also the luck to find a label that allowed me (and supported me) to work with no artistic boundaries and even make some unusual choices to follow my different musical influences and tastes. I feel the result is very personal and though it’s far from being perfect, it sure is my perfect rehab from being put in any frame. And as today I couldn’t be happier than this".



"Rehab" is set for release on October 19, 2018 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, while a dedicated Japanese release is expected later in November via AnderStein Music. Mastering duties have been handled by renowned studio engineer Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Raintimes, Wheels Of Fire) @ PriStudio (Bologna - Italy). CD graphics have been designed instead by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Room Experience, Charming Grace), while the CD booklet features introductive liner notes written by renowned rock journalist Paul Woodward (Fireworks Magazine).



LINE UP
Gianluca Firmo: Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards
Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Raintimes, Room Experience, Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace): Backing Vocals
Mattia "Noise Maker" Tedesco (Vasco Rossi, Gianluca Grignani, Candies For Breakfast): Guitars
Nicola Iazzi (Hardline, Candies For Breakfast): Bass
Daniele Valseriati (Tragodia): Drums & Percussion

Special Guests:
Paul Laine (The Defiants, Danger Danger): Backing Vocals
Mario Percudani (Hungryehart, Hardline): Guitars
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Room Experience): Guitars
Carlo Poddighe: Guitars
Pier Mazzini (Danger Zone): Keyboards
Andrea Cinelli: Piano
Alessandro Moro: Sax

TRACKLIST
01. A Place For Judgement Day
02. Heart Of Stone
03. Shadows And Lights
04. Maybe Forever
05. No Prisoners
06. Didn't Wanna Care
07. Unbreakable
08. Don't Dare To Call It Love
09. Cowboys Once, Cowboys Forever
10. Rehab
11. Until Forever Comes
12. Everything


Δευτέρα, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Pavlov's Dog - Prodigal Dreamer (2018)

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RELEASE 7 December 2018

8 years after the last Pavlov's Dog studio album the „prodigal dreamer“ David Surkamp once again shares his poetic songs and musical tales with us.
For a band that releases about one album per decade a new album is truly an extraordinary event. „Prodigal Dreamer“ for David makes a special dream come true. The album contains a collection of songs that came together over the years, each one specifically picked and relating to a personal story. New compositions of the past eight years combine with just lately accomplished pearls of the past decades to a harmonious whole. Finally, the artwork closes the circle to Pampered Menial, the album that started it some 40 years ago.
„Prodigal Dreamer“ was recorded by method of room-miking. In this process the band performs together in one room, without clicktrack or similar appliances. The performance hereby is captured „for real“. This recording method is an art for itself that today only few sound engineers are in control of. Paul Hennerich is an expert in this field, handling e.g. broadcasts and recordings of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or monitoring renowned jazz projects. This procedure mostly passes on any post-processings. In this way an unequalled authenticity, warmth, dynamic and „in real character“ is achiefed, that interprete the sensitive songs on „Prodigal Dreamer“ also soundwise in an appropriate way … and give the listener the feeling of being right in the middel.

Κυριακή, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Serpents Kiss - Dragon Lord (2018)




SERPENTS KISS is a band created by guitarist Will Philpot. Will was a founder member of NWOBHM Omen UK. The band was active from 1980 until disbandment in 1982. The Demo ‘Dragon Flight’ recorded in 1981 is being released by ONR record label in March 2018. Will has been a member of various bands through the years including Crazy Cottage, Twin Star, The Screaming Silence and more recently resurrected the NWOBHM band Millennium with original singer Mark Duffy, releasing the critically acclaimed ‘Awakening’ in 2017. Serpents Kiss have evolved over the years, releasing a few demos on tape and CD format. This new album was produced with a more professional approach and has been mixed and mastered by Adam Steel at Hop Pole Studios in Greater Manchester. The result is ‘Dragon Lord’, 8 tracks of melodic Heavy Metal with a nod to NWOBHM and with modern production values. The original artwork was created by Paul Martin.



Nikki Wozzo is a Canadian singer/songwriter/musician. He attended the school of Audio Production & Recording Arts in Calgary, Alberta. He joined Serpents Kiss two years ago as vocalist and lyricist.

Mike ‘Machine’ Mallais is a Canadian drummer who holds several world records for fastest double bass. He has played countless shows and is a globally renowned teacher.

WILL PHILPOT – GUITARS, BASS, KEYS
NIKKI WOZZO – VOCALS
MIKE ‘MACHINE’ MALLAIS - DRUMS


Σάββατο, 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Six Foot Six - The Six Foot Six Project (2018)

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Six Foot Six was formed by Kristoffer Göbel, associated with acts like Falconer, Destiny and Aldaria.
Inspired by his childhood music heroes and all the way to modern metal acts he decided to write the songs on the album “The Six Foot SixProject”.
Dedicated to creating an exciting album Göbel invited guest musicians to add their touch. Some of these are guitarist and singer Niklas Stålvind (Wolf), singer Magnus Winterwild (Axenstar) and singer David Åkesson (Quantice). Christoffer Borg (Taste, Art Nation) co-mixed the album and has joined the band as permanent member.



The music video for the first single “Virus inside” was shot with and directed by Patric Ullaeus (i.a. Amaranthe, In Flames, Europe)  at rEvolver Film Company.


https://www.facebook.com/TheSixFootSixProject

BLADE KILLER - High Risk (2018)



Featuring a strong NWOBHM (and particularly, Di'Anno-era Iron Maiden) influence, “High Risk” is an eight-track, 29-minute ripper sure to please fans of pure heavy metal. The album was recorded by Allen Falcon at L.A.'s Birdcage Studios and mixed and mastered by Enforcer vocalist Olaf Wikstrand (Tribulation, Cauldron). The cover art, seen above, was designed by noted tattoo artist Alex Matus.

“High Risk” is available for pre-order on CD, cassette and limited-edition black-and-white vinyl. Digital pre-orders, which will include an instant download of the title track, are underway now on Bandcamp and will begin elsewhere tomorrow.



BLADE KILLER has earned a strong following in Southern California through their energetic live performances and classic-minded metal anthems. The group has shared the stage in recent months alongside the likes of Eternal Champion, Sumerlands, Thor, Evil Dead, BAT, Exmortus, Hell Fire, Grim Reaper, Voltax and Spell. In addition, the group recently performed the inaugural Los Angeles Strikefest and the Swedish festival Muskelrock.

On Sunday, BLADE KILLER will play the Frost & Fire festival's “Bangover” after-party at Que Sera in Long Beach, California, which also features Screamer, Grinder, Road Rash and Bewitcher. Additional live appearances will be announced in the coming weeks.


For more info:
www.facebook.com/bladekillerheavymetal
www.m-theoryaudio.com

Τρίτη, 20 Νοεμβρίου 2018

BAD BONES - High Rollers (2018)




Following a stellar 2017, which saw Italian hard rock group Bad Bones tour worldwide with their last album Demolition Derby (Sliptrick Records 2016), the band are now ready to release their latest full-length groove machine given the title High Rollers. Demolition Derby garnered a great response from both established fans and the press, so anticipation has been high for the new release. We’re happy to say, it won’t disappoint!
High Rollers is a no compromise, tough and heavy record that will literally shake your bones. The amazing voice of Max Malmerenda (very close to Badland’s singer Ray Gillen) will lead you on a journey made of furious hard rock and outstanding melodies.

If you can imagine Van Halen, Scorpions, Mororhead and a glimpse of Iron Maiden mixed together, you’ll be getting close to the unique sound of Bad Bones. Sergio Aschieris Guitar riffs and solos touch perfection and the pounding bass of Steve Balocco united with the killer drumming of his brother Lele, produce a wall of sound that takes no prisoners.

High Rollers is a true hard rocking classic!



Track listing:
01. American Days | 02. Lost Again | 03. Wild Rose | 04. Midnight Rider | 05. Solitary Fields | 06. Now Or Never | 07. Blood Trails | 08. Wolf Town | 09. Story Of A Broken Bone | 10. Rock’n Me

Rock’n Me features Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth, Wonderworld), Tiziano Spigno (Extrema, Lucky Bastardz) & Simone Mularoni (DGM).

Mixed and produced by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio.

High Rollers | Released October 23rd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records

Bad Bones current line-up:
Max Malmerenda – Vocals | Sergio Aschieris – Guitar | Steve Balocco – Bass | Lele Balocco – Drums


NEVERSIN - The Outside In (2018)





NeversiN is a hard rock progressive band founded in 2004 in Padova. Over the years, they gained popularity presenting a wide repertory of classic hard rock covers from Deep Purple, Queen and Led Zeppelin an also several original songs. After their first self-produced cd The stranger recorded in 2006 and the following Retrolutionâ released in 2009, they signed a contract with Emmeciesse Music Publishing for the distribution of their debut album in 2010. In 2013, they completed their new album titled OF ROBOTS AND MEN published by Underground Symphony. In 2018 they are coming back with their new album THE OUTSIDE IN. The sound of NeversiN mixes hard rock and classic metal with progressive influences. The songs are different one from each other both in feeling and intention but preserving the sound of the band as the basic link and trademark, almost instantly recognisable. The aim of the band is to explore the sub-genres of rock and progressive in order to give each album a wide variety of sounds and colours, learning to do this from the great masters of rock Queen and Toto. Their songs go from straight hard rock to slow acoustic ballads, passing through evocative and sometimes complex instrumental passages.



MEMBERS
Ben Moro: Vocals, guitars
Skench: Guitars, Backing vocals
Sgana: Guitars
Albertino: Drums
Hurt: Bass


Δευτέρα, 19 Νοεμβρίου 2018

STEELAWAKE - Steelawake (2018)




Italian alternative rock band Steelawake are ready to release their self-titled debut album worldwide via Sliptrick Records.

Steelawake collects all the groups feelings and emotions and expresses them through the music. This was unexpected, as they didn’t follow any particular genre that may be in trend at the moment but ended up with a cohesive album that encapsulates the band at this moment and time. Steelawake are proud of every song they’ve recorded for this and believe that they are unique from each other and interesting in their own ways. The group recorded the album at Magnitude Studio with their amazing producer Matteo Magni.


Steelawake contains 13 tracks of alternative rock, melodic and powerful at the same time. The tracks have a strong and raw male voice combined with clear and sweet female background vocals. Steelawake is who they are right now and the starting point for what’s to come!



Steelawake | Released October 20th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records

Track listing:
01. Run And Hide | 02. Who You Are | 03. Hot Mess | 04. Dragging You Inside | 05. Empty Eyes | 06. Not Alright | 07. Had Enough | 08. See The Demons | 09. Anything | 10. Nothing Left To Say | 11. Save Me | 12. Right Where I Belong | 13. Lost Forever

Steelawake are:
Matteo Piacenti – Vocals/Guitar | Daline Diwald – Vocals/Guitar | Stefano Guandalini – Bass/Backing vocals | Piero Impalli – Drums

MINUS ONE - Red Black White (2018)

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RELEASE 14 December 2018

“Red Black White” has been decorded, mixed and Produced by Soren Andersen at Medley Studio (Mike Tramp, Glenn Hughes, Artillery) and mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson of Panic Studio Sweden and shows a super professional rock bands that should appeal to both AOR/melodic rock fans with a modern Muse meets Imagine Dragon touch.

Minus One was formed in 2009 and is the most popular rock band from  Cyprus. The plays over 100 live shows ever year and has so far performed in UK, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Austria, Russia. E.g. supporting Glenn Hughes several times.

The biggest event has been the attendance to Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, performing live in from of 16.000 people for six times, and attending the televised final, which was followed by 205 million people worldwide.


EUROVISION 2016 EXPERIENCE
 In 2014 the band members took the decision to enter the competition for the selection of Cypriot representative at Eurovision 2015. This decision, unlikely for a Rock band, was taken as it is basically the only way to become known abroad, since the size of the population of Cyprus (800,000 inhabitants) does not allow any local artist to reach international level unless by leaving the country or finding a way to be known abroad (it may be worth pointing out that George Michael and Cat Stevens both have Cypriot father). Thus the project to present the song "Shine" to the national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was born, where it won the Jury Prize, ranking though third after the televoting.
 On 4 November 2015, the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) announced that the group would represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, without making any pre-selection. The song, titled "Alter Ego" was created by Minus One in three weeks, and brought to the production of the Swedish composer Thomas G: son. Rated the best ever entry from Cyprus, it made it through the final but ended up only in 21st position. But in the next two weeks the song found its right place at the top of the charts in Spotify and Itunes throughout most of Europe and has so far been streamed over 2,5 million times on Spotify alone.



www.minusoneband.com

Κυριακή, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2018

BLACKDRAFT - The Quest (2018)

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RELEASE 14 December 2018

The north of Germany, marked by rough weather, sometimes interrupted by hot sunny phases, is the home of Blackdraft. Four northmen and a woman set out from Hamburg, the pearl of the north, to carry their definition of contemporary metal sound into the world. Their coastal origin also finds its way into the 15 songs of the second album "The Quest". The concept album tells the story of the young researcher Runa Ágústsson from Hamburg, who sets off for Iceland to start a journey into the deep sea from there. Over the course of her adventure she meets strong, strange and eerie characters as well as fantastic deep-sea creatures and takes the listeners into the cold abysses filled with evil secrets.

 Musically following this idea, front woman Julia Dorothee Wallenius, guitarist Karsten Wallenius, guitarist Fabian Adler, bassist Tomasz Kolonko and drummer Jan-Hendrik Köbel worked on the realization of this extraordinary work for about two years. Hard guitars meet varied female vocals, sometimes seductively soft, sometimes exuberant and almost aggressive. Karsten Wallenius takes over the vocal counterpart in the form of dark growls. The result is a head cinema full of emotions and contrasts that fascinates the music fans and takes them on an intensive journey which captivates the listeners until the last note. Support on the keyboards, which create a special mystical atmosphere, was provided by Niels Löffler from Orden Ogan.

 But Blackdraft did not suddenly emerge from the musical void. The individual band members were previously active in local formations before they found each other in 2015 and brought Blackdraft to live. Already in 2016 they released their debut "Recipe Of Pain" on their own initiative on a small label and thus set a first buoy on the big ocean of rock music. Consistently good reviews, nationally and internationally, motivated the quintet to tackle the matter more professionally. On the wall in the rehearsal room, a piece of paper was hung up, clearly visible for everyone, on which the goals to be achieved were written and Blackdraft then gradually worked through them. In 2017 they found a management and while also working on their new album, played various festival shows, several support tours and gigs for Inglorious (GB), Mob Rules (GER) as well as Masterplan (GER/SWE) over the following months. The final stone of the puzzle was laid in September 2018 when Blackdraft, in accordance with their To-Do-list, reached a new home harbor by signing a worldwide deal with Mighty Music, Denmark for the release their coming album "The Quest"on December 14th.



The journey has only just begun and Blackdraft are ready to take all friends of hard yet melodic music on this special musical adventure.

Line up:
Julia (Lead-Vocals)
Karsten (Lead-Guitar, Growls)
Tomasz (Bass)
Jan-Hendrik (Drums)
Fabian (Rhythm-Guitar)

Web:
www.facebook.com/blackdraft.metal
http://www.blackdraft.de

PURSER DEVERILL - Square One (2018)

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RELEASE 14 December 2018

Fred Purser (ex. Penetration and Tygers of Pan Tang) punches a button on the mixing console in the studio he has run for 30 years and muses (to no-one in particular) ‘Well that took rather longer than I expected…….’  ‘Yes about 30 years longer’ laughs band mate Jon Deverill. Master of the understatement, Fred is referring to the album he has finally completed together with Jon.

An album that has been over 30 years in the making. But let’s rewind. Jon, a native of Cardiff, had made the transition from amateur to professional when he answered an advert in the now defunct Melody Maker placed by The Tygers of Pan Tang. The Tygers, determined to move away from their punk metal beginnings, were looking for a singer with power and authority. That man was Jon. Running roughshod over the other auditionees he was the first choice of everyone concerned. The album that followed was the highly rated ‘Spellbound’ where the thrilling combination of Jon’s power vocals and John Sykes’ acclaimed guitar playing elevated the Tygers to City Hall headliner status.

One more album together and Sykes was gone and the Tygers were left looking for a guitar player on the eve of a tour of France. Step forward Fred Purser. Fred, born in County Durham, in the tough North East of England, began his musical career proper with lauded New Wave band ‘Penetration’. Brought in to beef up their sound he contributed to two albums for Virgin Records until the band felt that they had said everything they could, and Fred went on to start work on a solo project. With no time to audition a new guitarist Fred seemed an obvious choice ‘Can you learn the set in a week? Fred was asked.  7 days later he answered that question in style. Long curly hair, trademark ripped t-shirt, every bit the quintessential rock star he stood on the stage in Paris and replicated the finger knotting solos that Sykes had contributed to the band. 
One album later (the bestselling ‘The Cage’), successful tours of Europe and Japan under their belts and the band imploded. That would have been the end of the story had not Fred already begun writing material for bands next album. Undeterred by the mess that was left behind in the wake of the Tygers dissolution, Fred enlisted his now friend, Tygers singer Jon Deverill, to work on the songs he had begun to write. And here, some 30 odd years later, the two friends have finally finished that album and, with an interesting twist of fate, signed to the Tygers current record company Might Music.

 And you might wonder what kind of music is produced by two Yes, Pink Floyd, Queen and Zeppelin loving musicians one of whom has run his own recording studio for 30 years and the other who has carved out a career as a successful actor?  ‘It’s kind of proggy really I suppose’ says the Fred, ‘With a good helping of rock’ adds Jon.

“Square One” is Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Fred Purser.and will be released on the 14th of December 2018 on Mighty Music on black LP, CD and digital.



Σάββατο, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2018

SEVEN THORNS - Symphony of Shadows (2018)

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RELEASE 14 December 2018

Denmark’s finest Power Metal band, Seven Thorns, begins a new chapter, with the release of their 3rd album “Symphony of Shadows”!  Spicing up their sound with heavier, darker influences like Symphony X and Adagio they still remember their roots in neo-classical and classic Power Metal in the vein of Helloween and Stratovarius. The result is strong, catchy melodies, high-end technical musicianship and a massive, dark and rich sound, and the 9 tracks will leave the listener gasping for air yet yearning for more!

Having played numerous gigs and festivals including the prestigious CopenHell, blowing away audiences and critics alike, and having shared stages with bands like Primal Fear and Freedom Call, the band is a force to be reckoned with. In the words of composer and guitarist Gabriel Tuxen: “We wanted to make an album that was FUN for us to play on stage, and one that will entertain our fanbase as well as people who see us for the first time. I think we succeeded, and more.”

To enhance the darkness and heaviness of the album, Seven Thorns worked with famed producer Tue Madsen. He turned out to be the perfect partner to make the vision come alive, making sure that every detail in the complex soundscapes stand out clearly, still creating a wall of sound full of pummeling bassdrums, heavy guitars and soaring solos that will satisfy even the most demanding shred-fetishist.

Centered around the virtuoso talents of guitarist and main composer Gabriel Tuxen and keyboard player Asger Nielsen, and with the charismatic voice and persona Björn Asking handling the vocals, the ambitious melodies and songs easily come alive. The low end is kept tight and heavy by bassist Mads Molbaek and everything is paced forward hard and fast by drummer and band mastermind Lars Borup.
It’s Power, it’s Heavy, it’s Dark: it is The SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS



Seven Thorn is:
Björn Asking: Vocals
Gabriel Tuxen: Guitars
Asger W. Nielsen: Keys
Mads Mølbæk: Bass
Lars Borup: Drums



Web
http://www.seventhorns.com/
www.facebook.com/seventhornsofficial/

Care Of Night - Love Equals War (2018)

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RELEASE 23 November 2018

Formed in 2009, the band released an EP in 2013 consisting of four songs that made a great impact among AOR-fans all over the world. Shortly afterwards Care of Night signed a deal with AOR Heaven and released their debutalbum “Connected” in January 2015, receiving great accolades. A triumphant performance at Nottingham festival 2015 cemented the popularity. Then came silence, members departing and other aspects of life as we know it.
Some three years later, the band awoke from the hiatus. New guitarist Viktor Öström Berg joined the band in late 2015 and thereafter the band started to write new material and recordings started in the summer of 2018, with Erik Wigelius (Wigelius) returning as producer. The new album ”Love equals War” offers a broad variety of music with the high-energy AOR numbers the band is known for mixed with songs containing a slightly progressive feel while never losing the melodic touch. ”Love equals War” is a most anticipated comeback from one of the finest bands in the AOR-genre.

Line-up:
- Calle Schönberg – Vocals
- Kristofer von Wachenfeldt – Keyboards, Vocals
- Viktor Öström Berg - Guitars and Basses
- Linus Svensson – Drums



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careofnight/

Παρασκευή, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Jean Beauvoir - Rock Masterpieces Vol. 2 (2018)

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AOR HEAVEN is currently gearing up to release Vol 2. of 2 retrospective albums highlighting the music of Jean Beauvoir,November 2018. Jean Beauvoir: Rock Masterpieces Vol. 1 was released in July to rave reviews around the world and 10 out of 10 in UK’s PowerPlay Magazine, named the “Soundtrack of the Summer” in Sweden Rock Magazine with 8 out of 10, Classic Rock UK and Germany plus many others scoring it at the same high level. Vol. 2 features more songs from his solo career including his International multi-platinum debut "Drums Along the Mohawk" album, from his band Crown Of Thorns, his band Voodoo X, which also made music and video history and other fan favorites. As with Vol 1. the songs will be remastered.
Beauvoir is also working with best-selling British author Simon Cox (Cracking The Da Vinci Code) on a new book which will capture his storied career in music and entertainment. The iconic Blonde Mohawk of Jean Beauvoir has been an ongoing major influence on US and International pop culture in music, sports, film and TV; including several cartoons; influences that are still being seen and heard today. As a member of the Plasmatics, the most outrageous, controversial, successful Punk band ever and a longtime songwriter and producer for the Ramones, hailed as the greatest Punk band in the world, Jean Beauvoir is forever linked to two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. He was a member of the Plasmatics during their most successful and revolutionary time in music and is the only member of the Plasmatics who went onto a successful solo, production and writing career with over 40-million records sold to date and featured on over 250 albums.
After being signed by Richard Branson (Virgin) and being given his own label, music from his solo debut album “Drums Along the Mohawk” was handpicked by Sylvester Stallone for the film Cobra which led to Beauvoir making a deal with Al Teller (President of Columbia Records). Through working closely with Branson, Stallone and Teller, Cobra received the highest advertising budget for a Hollywood film to date at the time featuring the single "Feel the Heat" as its title track.
Since Cobra, music by Jean Beauvoir has been featured in other well known, successful films throughout his career including Pet Sematary (Stephen King), School Of Rock, Christmas With The Kranks and many others. He wrote and/or produced hits with other artist’s such as KISS, The Ramones, Lionel Ritchie, Desmond Child and others; more recently with Korean Superstar Jonghyun of the K-pop super group Shinee whose single "Crazy Guilty Pleasure" hit #1 on Billboard's World Album Charts (U.S.), #1 on iTunes (Worldwide) and topped the charts across Asia.
Today, the Plasmatics and the Ramones are hailed as two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. They are the original O.G. Punks and the Godfather's and Grand Dame (Wendy O. Williams) of Punk & Metal. Today, Jean Beauvoir is also recognized as "One of the Most Influential Black Rockers of All Time" by Guitar World Magazine and is one of the most successful bass guitarists in American music.
The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2002) and honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2011). The Plasmatics are featured in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame (2017). Jean Beauvoir continues to write, record and produce solo projects as well as collaborate with other artist's in various genres, while staying active in film and television projects both as a lead actor and/or executive producer. He is currently working with American author Bill Doyle and world class illustrator Nicola Anderson on a children's book to be released soon. Jean Beauvoir has a lead role and is a producer of the ground breaking film "The Killer's Requiem" set for release in 2019 and is currently reviewing several scripts submitted for future film roles while finalizing other projects set for release in 2019/2020.
He will also be headlining Germany’s prestigious “HEAT FESTIVAL” on December 1, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany.



https://www.jeanbeauvoir.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JeanBeauvoirOFFICIAL/

Dan Reed Network - Origins (2018)

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RELEASE 23 November 2018

The Dan Reed Network are ecstatic to follow up their UK November Tour announcement with details of their brand new studio album Origins on Friday November 23rd 2018 via AOR Heaven. Origins follows DRN’s hugely successful comeback album Fight Another Day (2016).
To celebrate the announcement of their new album DRN are also extremely proud to share the first single Fade To Light with a music video they feel encapsulates the whole experience of recording Origins. 

Watch the music video for Fade To Light: https://youtu.be/XE_2VAj7Th8.

"The video for Fade To Light is taken from the inaugural live studio recording session at Blueprint Studios in Manchester and is the perfect microcosm for this entire process. What I think really translates throughout is how having an audience in the room fed the band with a unique energy that pushed us to expand our creative horizons. We’re thrilled with the results,” explains Dan Reed.

While recording the album DRN opened the studio doors to the public and invited them in to be a part of an exclusive series of recording sessions that spanned the globe with tracks that would eventually become Origins recorded at Blueprint Studio’s in Manchester, The Power Station in NYC, Nia Studios in Portland Oregon and finally Studio 4 in Stockholm.
“We felt we were in the unique position to make this an immersive global event and break down the boundaries between those who love creating music and those love enjoying it. Each studio provided its own variety of motivation. Whether that be the knowledge of artists of who’d recorded there in the past, personal memories of the location we were in or the friendly faces watching on and inspiring us directly,” says Dan Reed.

The concept allowed supporters of the band to intimately witness the whole process of recording a brand new song from scratch with the band individually tracking drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals before inviting the audience to participate and provide backing vocals for the song as can be seen in the brand new video for Fade To Light.
The audience were also witness to a classic Dan Reed Network being re-imagined right before their eyes.

A major part of this idea was taking control of the creative process moving forward as well as reclaiming music we’d recorded in the past. We thought those in attendance would really appreciate us not only creating something new but reimagining one of their favourite songs. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed revisiting these songs and contemplating the artistic journey we went on at the time and what we now can bring to that now as more mature song writers and musicians,” continues Dan Reed.

Dan Reed Network recently announced their upcoming Origins November 2018 Headline UK Tour that will see the band take in major cities across the UK in support of the new album. Special guests on the tour are Mason Hill and Hollowstar.



www.facebook.com/danreednetwork

Πέμπτη, 15 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Madison - Best In Show (2018 Re-Release)

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RELEASE 16 November 2018

Based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, and active between 1983-1987, MADISON was one of the most prestigious Swedish Hard Rock/ Hair Metal groups of the mid 80’s. The line-up of the band in 1986 consisted of the young Göran Edman (vocals, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum etc.), Anders Kalson (guitar), Mikael Myllynen (guitar), Conny Sundqvist (bass) and Peter Fredrickson (drums). During the time of their existence, MADISON released two albums, i.e. “Diamond Mistress” (1984) and “Best In Show” (1986).
The group had major success in Japan where they also went on tour after the release of the “Best In Show” album. This record was mainly produced at Studio 39 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Jörgen Bo and contains the band’s most successful track “Oh Rendez Vous”. Sonet Records/Universal Music released this record in 1986 in Europe on vinyl only; in Japan it also got a CD release at the time.
Pride & Joy Music now, in co-operation with Universal Music Sweden, releases this record for the first time on CD in Europe. The music was taken from the original masters and remastered. The original artwork from the vinyl edition built the foundation for the newly created CD booklet. Some pictures from the archives and two bonus tracks (“The Look In Your Eyes” and “The Tale”) were added.
“Best In Show” is now available as ltd. edition CD (1000 copies only) with two bonus tracks added and only while stock will last!

Leah - The Quest (2018)

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Highly anticipated new album from the Celtic metal songstress LEAH! The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Evergrey] and musicians on the album includes Troy Donockley [Nightwish], Timo Somers [Delain], Chen Balbus [Orphaned Land], Barend Courbois [Blind Guardian] and Sander Zoer [ex. Delain]! Perfect for fans of metal, fantasy and RPG gaming!

Track listing
01. The Quest
02. Edge of Your Sword
03. Lion Arises
04. Heir
05. Ruins of Illusion
06. Labyrinth
07. Abyss
08. Oblivion (Between Two Worlds)
09. Ghost Upon a Throne
10. The Water Is Wide

From the rugged coast of British Columbia, Canada, Celtic metal songstress, LEAH, is making waves across the globe. From ethereal ballads to folk-tales, mysterious world instrumentation and operatic blast beats, LEAH’s voice is a breath of fresh air among a sea of female-fronted rock.

Her debut self-released album "Of Earth & Angels" received international critical acclaim, landing her on "The Best Symphonic Metal Album" Metalstorm Awards for 2012. Later in 2013 [re-issued in 2014], the EP "Otherworld" released, featuring an appearance by Eric Peterson [Testament, Dragonlord] with vocals on the ethereal track "Dreamland".

"Otherworld" followed in the same steps as the debut, but took everything a step forward and gave us a hint on what was next to come with LEAH's heaviest album "Kings and Queens" released in 2015. Many musicians from around the world contributed to this album, such as Barend Courbois [Blind Guardian], Timo Somers [Delain], and Sander Zoer, all of whom have contributed to LEAH's upcoming album "The Quest."

LEAH’s upcoming album "The Quest" is gaining immense support. With a strong Celtic & Fantasy connection, some prog rock elements, ethereal ambiance, combined with traditional Symphonic Metal elements, this is an album LEAH is very proud to present.

The new LEAH album is a full-scale international effort by 9 individuals. Troy Donockley of Nightwish plays the pipes & flutes, Barend Courbois of Blind Guardian on bass, Timo Somers on lead and rhythm guitars, Sander Zoer on Drums, and Chen Balbus of Orphaned on the Saz and Oud.

The masterful Jacob Hansen, known for his crisp and heavy metal sound, mixed "The Quest" to perfection. And the talented Jan Yrlund created all the artwork for this album and completes the experience by adding perfect visuals to represent the songs and the journey they will take you on.


The concept for this album is very simple: we're all on a journey, and sometimes we lose our way. There are adventures, wildernesses, treasures, monsters, looters, people out to send us down the wrong path. Through it all, we must grow in wisdom and experience, find our compass once again and find our way back to the true path in order to reach our full potential: our destiny.

Leah - The Quest line-up:
Leah McHenry - vocals
Troy Donockley [Nightwish] - pipes and flutes
Barend Courbois [Blind Guardian] - bass
Timo Somers [Delain] - guitars
Sander Zoer [ex. Delain] - drums and percussion
Chen Balbus [Orphaned Land] - Saz and Oud


Τετάρτη, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Karmic Link - Dark Metropolis (2018)

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Karmic Link is the brainchild of Stathis Kassios (Nightfall, ex-system Shock) who, after a period of extensive recording and live experience, gave birth to a surrealistic musical project. In 2006, he started experimenting on some songs with Mina G., a charismatic mezzo-soprano, full of karmic ideas. The link was established and the result was mixed and mastered in the famous Tico Tico studios in Finland. The group’s debut album “No Light but Rather Darkness Visible” was released in 2008 with a new lineup consisting of Stathis Kassios, Evan Hensley and Kim Kimbo Gustavsson. Karmic Link so far consists of Mediterranean energy, doses of industrial coldness, atmospheric landscapes, progressive bits, instrumental madness, dark pop tunes, electro breakdowns, funky grooves and hard rock pentatonic moments. Karmic Link’s new album Dark Metropolis (2018) is an album sourcing musicianship from Greece, Norway, and USA, different cultures bound together to offer an alternative metal experience!



Track Listing:
1. Random Phantom
2. Dark Metropolis*
3. The Tone Of C
4. False Spots On The Highway
5. Your Fire Will Burn For Centuries
6. RiaMa (instrumental)
7. EndLess
8. Lost Magic Alchemy
9. Nostalgia

Album and live line-up
Stathis Kassios: Keys, Vocals, Samples
Evan Hensley: Guitars, Bass
Kim ‘Kimbo’ Gustavsson: Drums, Guitars


Τρίτη, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2018

ACACIA AVENUE - Worlds Apart (2018)



In 2018 the fans will enjoy this melodic rock masterpiece by Acadia Avenue featuring a stellar line up of vocalist including Peter Sundell (C.O.P., Grand Illusion), Dagfinn Joensen (Fate), Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell), Nicklas Sonne (Defecto, Section A) and Michael Bastholm Dahl (Artillery). Also Dennis Hansen (Section A, Fatal Force) is featured on the drums. The mastermind Torben Enevoldsen is featured on the bass, keyboards and guitars, and even sings a couple of songs himself. The worldwide known artist Carl-André Beckston was brought back again for this amazing CD artwork, Torbin has worked with Carl for almost 15 years now.    In 2016 we saw the release of a melodic rock masterpiece of the mastermind Torben Enevoldsen again with this new  CD called "Early Warning". This release includes a 12 page booklet artwork done by Blekkmark Design Studio.  The new Acacia Avenue album, entitled "Early Warning", was written and recorded during 2015 and features brilliant vocal performances by Rob Moratti (ExSaga, Final Frontier), Steve Newman (Newman), Andy Engberg (Sorcerer, ExSection A), Mats Levén (Candlemass, ExYngwie Malmsteen), Torben Lysholm (Pangea) and Albin Ljungqvist. Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Section A) is once again playing guitar, bass and keyboards, as well as singing both lead and background vocals on a few songs. He also mixed and mastered the album at his "Funny Farm Studios". Dennis Hansen (Section A, Fatal Force) plays drums, but the album also features a few very special guests. The idea for Acacia Avenue began back in 2008. Founding member, Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Fatal Force, Section A), spent most of that year writing new material. Some of this new material came to be very melodic hard rock/AOR, and the idea of doing a full album in this style quickly emerged. In order to spice things up however, Enevoldsen decided to ask a few good friends of his to participate, both as singers, but also as cowriters.The debut album features Tony Mills (ExTNT, Shy), Geir Rönning (Radioactive), Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell) and Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art) on vocals. Torben did the bass, keyboards and guitars, as well as both lead and backing vocals on a few songs himself, and Thomas Heintzelmann (Decoy) did the drums. The selfentitled debut album was released on Lion Music in January 2010. The second album, entitled ”Cold”, was released on June 2014 through AOR Heaven and features vocal performances by Rob Moratti (ExSaga, Final Frontier), Steve Newman (Newman), Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell), Albin Ljungqvist, Mikael Roupé (Bamboo Brothers), Peter Sundell (Grand Illusion, Decoy) and Nicklas Sonne (Defecto, Section A). After the release of ”Cold”, Torben worked on and off on new material for a third album, and by the end of 2015, the album was completed. Rob Moratti (ExSaga, Final Frontier), Steve Newman (Newman), Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell) and Albin Ljungqvist are once again sharing vocal duties, along with Andy Engberg (Sorcerer, Ex220 Volt, ExSection A) and Mats Levén (Candlemass, ExYngwie Malmsteen). Speciel guests include Pontus Egberg (King Diamond), Peter Steincke (Fate), Anders Johansson (ExHammerfall, ExYngwie Malmsteen) and Johan Koleberg (Therion, ExSection A) Enevoldsen did the bass (except for two songs), the keyboards and guitars himself, as well as singing some lead and background vocals. Dennis Hansen (Fatal Force) did the drums (except for two songs) and as always, the majority of the recordings took place at Torben's ”Funny Farm Studios” in Denmark. This new album, entitled ”Early Warning”, was mixed and mastered at Funny Farm Studios by Torben Enevoldsen. Enevoldsen also produced the album.

LINE-UP:Torben Enevoldsen -  guitar, bass,vocals and keyboards, Dennis Hansen -Drums, Vocalist include: Peter Sundell, Dagfinn Joensen, Torben Lysholm, Nicklas Sonne & Michael Bastholm Dahl.

TRACKLIST:01 Stand Up And Shout 02 Worlds Apart 03 Out Of Control  04 Fly Away 05 Mine All Mine 06 Straight To The Heart 07 Reaching Out 08 Seeing Is Believing 09 Don't Chain My Heart 10 Wait For Love 11 Chasing Starlight

TURBO VIXEN - Drive Into The Night (Single 2018)




Vancouver rockers TURBO VIXEN is ready to strut into the spotlight with their brand new lyric video for “Drive Into The Night”. Clad in spandex pants, TURBO VIXEN is a high energy rock 'n roll band that emulates the sound of Guns N Roses, Steel Panther and RATT.

The band's first full length released on July 20th, 2018 follows their 2016 EP “One Track Mind”. Fast, rowdy and definitely fun, this is a strong debut guaranteed to get your head banging and your hips thrusting. The album features STRIKER vocalist Dan Cleary whom stepped in on the release after original singer Jesse Ransom parted ways with the band during its recording process.

Track Listing:
1. Thunder And Lightning
2. No Mercy
3. Hard Love ‘N’ You
4. Cat House
5. Hit Back (Refuse To Lose)
6. All My Love
7. She’s Got The Touch
8. Straight Out Of Hell
9. Down The Hatch
10. Drive Into The Night



Current Lineup:
J.J. Rowlands - Guitar
Aaron Bell - Drums

Album Lineup:
J.J. Rowlands - Guitar
Aaron Bell - Drums
Dan Cleary - Vocals
Darryl Mac Donald - Bass
Harpdog Brown - Harmonica on tracks Cat House and All My Love 
Jerry Cook - Saxophone on track No Mercy

Δευτέρα, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2018

ONCE - After Earth (2018)

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The music of ONCE is inspired by neo-romantic soundtrack music and includes typical elements of a classical Aristotelian drama, combined with heavy guitars and drums.

The band was formed in 2012, when keyboarder Frank Wypchol, lead singer Alina Lesnik, guitarist Marco Paulzen and drummer Alexander Hey decided to create a full orchestrated metal project.

In 2013 ONCE released acoustic versions of their songs My Fairytale and Distorted Smiles, which were recorded and filmed as university project at the ArtEZ Conservatorium in Enschede/NL. Afterwards ONCE worked on their demo EP, which was released 2015.

Their music-video of the single The Hour Of Eden's Fall gave a first impression of what is to come with their first full length studio album AFTER EARTH, which will now will be released on October 19th, 2018.

Line-up: Alina Lesnik: Vocals & Lyrics; Marco Paulzen: Guitars, Bass & Grim Vocals; Frank Wypchol: Keys & Piano and Orchestrations; Alexander Hey: Drums,



Guest: Shir-Ran Yinon (Krayenzeit, HAGGARD, Ex- Eluveitie and New Model Army) violin on "The Allure", "Distorted Smiles" and "The Final Stage.

Orchestra and choir arrangements by Frank Wypchol

Produced by Frank Wypchol & Marco Paulzen

Recorded & Engineered by Marco Paulzen in Münster, Germany



www.once-official.de

https://www.youtube.com/once-official

https://www.facebook.com/pg/once.official.music

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