Threshold – New lyric video out now….

The first THRESHOLD album since 1994 to feature Glynn Morgan on vocals: ‘LEGENDS OF THE SHIRES’ out September 8th via Nuclear Blast!
Here’s the lyric video called “Lost in Translation” taken from the upcoming release.


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Station – New single & clip out now…..

NYC melodic rock quartet STATION released a new single called “All you need is a heartbeat” out from their forthcoming LP which will be released on Rhymes & Reasons Records. The single is available on iTunes  and a vClip is premiered on You Tube.

Station are:
Vocals – Patrick Kearney
Guitar – Chris Lane
Bass – Emi Asta
Drums – Tony Baptiststation_single_3000x3000-e1500907874315

Airbound: album release date and first video single

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release date for the self-titled album by italian melodic rockers Airbound, scheduled for release on September 15, 2017 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, and in October via AnderStein Musicin Japan.

Airbound represents their love of classic AOR and melodic rock music, shown through ten splendid tracks influenced by the likes of Journey and Survivor, but updated with a more contemporary and personal sound. To ensure brilliant studio performances and also an international dimension to their debut, Airbound involved in it as special guests the likes of Sven Larsson (Street TalkRaintimesRoom Experience), Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Charming Grace, Room Experience), Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Shining Line, Ted Poley, Axe) & Josh Zighetti (Hungryheart, Charming Grace), who brought their experience and technical skills in order to perfectly complete a smart and focused melodic rock album.

The video of the first single “Till The End” is now finally available on Youtube:

The debut album has been produced by the band itself with the support of sound engineer Oscar Burato, who also mixed and mastered all the tracks in his Atomic Stuff Studio located in Isorella (BS – Italy). All graphics (including the alternative japanese cover artwork) have been designed by Aeglos Art (Viana, Charming Grace, Room Experience, Raintimes), and cd booklet features liner notes by Denis Abello, editor in chief of leading italian rock website
Airbound” also represents the welcome return on the scene of singer Tomás Borgogna, already known in the underground melodic rock circles for his frontman role in Borgogna‘s “Something To Lean On”, released back in 2010 by Steelheart Records. Airbound‘s first studio effort promises to appeal to classic melodic rock lovers, with brilliant melodies, winning hooks, pompous keyboards, and solid production. Their skilled musicianship brings a return to the great melodic rock sound of the golden years with style, panache, and indomitable passion.

Airbound line-up:

Tomás Borgogna: Lead & Backing Vocals
Lorenzo Foddai: Guitar & Backing Vocals
Angelo Sasso: Bass & Backing Vocals
Alessandro Broggi: Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Riccardo Zappa: Drums & Percussion

Album Track List:

01. Have A Good Time
02. The Sun Tomorrow
03. Till The End
04. You Live & You Learn
05. Don’t Fade Away
06. Zhaneta
07. Runaway
08. Wasted World
09. She’s A Girl
10. Seven Seas
11. Till The End (Cinematic Version – Japanese Bonus Track)



Cats in Space – New clip released, New album out in August!

UK AOR/Pomp Rockers CATS IN SPACE have released a music video for ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Scarecrow‘ – the follow up to 2015’s ‘Too Many God‘, due out on August 25th, 2017 and a national tour is confirmed for September.
The video can be viewed here:

With ten brand new songs, ‘Scarecrow’ will rock you into submission, but they will also bring a smile to your face. And, in this increasingly wicked world, there’s a lot to be said for that. On this follow up to their debut ‘Too Many Gods’, Cats In Space offer unashamed fun, channelling the finest riffs and melodies in musical history: but don’t think for a second that this is a novelty band. Their resolve is steely and their determination absolute. Don’t bet against them!

Cats In Space tour dates:

Sep 06: The Borderline, London
Sep 12: The Globe, Cardiff
Sep 13: The Borderline, London
Sep 15: Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Sep 16: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
Sep 17: The Fleece, Bristol
Sep 19: The Haunt, Brighton
Sep 25: G2, Glasgow
Sep 26: O2 Academy 3, Manchester
Sep 27: The Borderline, London

Their exuberant 70s-inspired music may hark back to the glory days but, by delivering no-holds-barred live shows at full throttle across the country, their committed and sincere approach to blowing the roof off is finding a warm welcome. A guilty pleasure they may be, but Cats In Space are living the dream simply by willing it into existence. Fresh from wowing audiences on the Thunder tour, the band are ready, and hungry for more. With big summer dates confirmed, a slot at the huge Phil Collins Hyde Park Show is already under their belt, and an appearance at Cropredy is coming [plus big news later in the year] these Cats are ready to get everyone in a flap. And, yes, those harmonies are all done live! Cats In Space are steering well clear of the litter tray, and they’re on the launch pad, ready for ignition. Get ready for some deep impact!


7HY – New album coming up in August!

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7HY – Seven Hard Years  – Will release their 3rd album called “For the record” next month August 31st via  Lion’s Pride Music.

-For The Record-
1. Never Say Goodbye
2. Burning Rain
3. Nothing Hurts Me Like You
4. Uprising
5. Be Who We Want
6. Can’t Let You Go
7. That Song
8. Strangers Again
9. We Can Be Strong
10. I’m Gonna Be You
11. What Love Can Make Me Do
12. What Is The World?

7HY are:

Alan Kelly
Guitars, Keys, Bass, Drums, BGVs
Shawn Pelata
Lead Vocals, BGVs
Danny Beardsley
Lead Guitars
Eliot Kelly
Rhythm Guitars
Andrew Chick
Additional Rhythm Guitars

Initially formed as a solo project by which to document his own songwriting adventures, Alan Kelly (formerly of UK major-label rockers Shy) has cultivated a strong, skillful stable of bandmates and collaborators in the continuing saga of 7HY (officially named Seven Hard Years).
Thanks to the world-shrinking power of social media, Alan was introduced to American vocalist Shawn Pelata via the now all-but-forgotten MySpace platform. Shawn was pushing his own band Line Of Fire at the time and the two struck up a quick long-distance friendship with hopes of one day doing some music together. That moment finally came in 2013 when the two worked together on what became the debut 7HY album ‘No Place In Heaven’ in 2014 (Lynchburg Music Group); an album that made a few significant ripples upon its release in 2014. They struck again in 2016 with ‘Stories We Tell’ (Lion’s Pride Music), an album that advnaced their visibility among rock fans and rock press alike to high praise.
Alan and Shawn wasted no time in preparing album #3, even as ‘Stories We Tell’ was still receiving active attention some months after its initial release. Alan enlisted the collaboration of one Andrew Chick, who had performed mixing duties on ‘Stories We Tell’. An accomplished writer and musician in his onw right, Chick provided a new wave of inspiration in Alan and between them an album was crafted rather painlessly. With Shawn once again handling the lead vocals and the spectactular Danny Beardsly enlisted to supply exemplary lead guitar work, 7HY is extremely please to announce the impending release of its latest effort entitled ‘For The Record’.
As an album, ‘For The Record’ carries the 7HY banner forward. While still centering around melodic chorus hooks and strong hard rock energy, the record finds 7HY expanding its horizons in terms of layers and production. Songs like “Never Say Goodbye”, “That Song”, and “Uprising” showcase what 7HY is best known for; hard-hitting rock with strong melodic currents. Then there are songs like the, dare we say, epic “What Is The World” with its broadly-scoped atmosphere and “Burning Rain”; a subtle, intensely mood-driven rocker. Suffice to say, the band has simply outdone itself.

With ‘For The Record’, Seven Hard Years has now firmly established itself as a legitimate force in the melodic hard rock universe.


RANDOM EYES – New deal, New album….


Finish metal band, RANDOM EYES, have signed with German label Rock’N’Growl RecordsRANDOM EYES‘ third album ‘Grieve No More‘, includes 10 tracks and was produced, mixed and masteres by Christian Palin (PanoramaMagic Kingdom, ex Adagio).

The clear strength of RANDOM EYES are the attacking vocals, paired with powerful sound and catchy melodies, backed by great guitar-work and grooving drums.


Christian Palin – Vocals (PanoramaMagic Kingdom, ex Adagio)
Markus Grimald – Lead guitars
Hercules Buccolieri – Guitars (Ill Confine)
Daniel Pfister – Bass (Gods Of Silence, ex Kirk)
Pihilipp Eichenberger – drums (PanoramaGods Of SilenceLegenda Aurea, ex Kirk)

RANDOM EYES is most definitely a LIVE band, with strong charisma and pure energy on the stage.

RANDOM EYES was formed by Christian Palin (PanoramaMagic Kingdom, ex Adagio) in 2001, when Christian began writing material and laying down the foundation for the band.

RANDOM EYES released their debut album ‘Eyes Ablaze‘ in 2003, and featuring some gothic metal influences. RANDOM EYES second album ‘Invisible‘ was released in 2008. The third album ‘ Light Up‘ was released in 2011 and was produced by Tero Kinnunen (Nightwish).RANDOM EYES‘ direction has changed over the past years, and is going now in a more trendy, riff-oriented sound.

Now RANDOM EYES is back with ‘Grieve No More‘, and are on a mission to bring hope and light to a world caught in disarray and chaos.

Empire – The Raven Ride (reissue)

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EMPIRE is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.
The history of EMPIRE began in the year 2001 with the release of the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King (ex Nightmare) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple). Rolf Munkes produced „Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.).
Only one year later, “Trading Souls”, the band’s second album came out on Lion Music. The CD once again was produced by Munkes with the mix being handled by Kaufmann. On this release, singer extraordinare Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) replaced King and Martin on the vocal spot.
Tony Martin also sang on the – up until now – most successful CD from EMPIRE, “The Rave Ride”, which was released in 2006 on German label Metal Heaven. Besides of Munkes, who, for the first also produced and mixed this release himself at his own Empire Studios in Bensheim, Germany, Neil Murray took again care of the bass work whilst the drums this time were handled by ex-Rage/ex-Axxis drummer André Hilgers.
In 2007, the so far last album of EMPIRE saw the light of day. “Chasing Shadows” was once again released on Metal Heaven and the first record feat. former Rainbow singer Doogie White in the line-up. Mike Terrana (ex Rage, ex Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja Turunen) joined the group on drums.
In 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music will re-issue all four releases in a revised version. “The Raven Ride” which will be released on August 15th, 2017 with one bonus track.


Line-up: Tony Martin (Vocals, ex Black Sabbath), Rolf Munkes (Guitars, Crematory, ex-Razorback), Neil Murray (Bass, ex-Whitesnake u.v.m.), André Hilgers (Drums, Axxis, ex-Rage)


2001 – Hypnotica,
2002 – Trading Souls,
2006 – The Raven Ride,
2007 – Chasing Shadows

NightStop – New album “Dancing Killer”

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Nightstop is a Finnish independent synth-/retrowave artist who has been gaining popularity very fast in the synth-music scene since 2013. The style and sound is influenced by the 80’s, metropolises, neon lights, dark and shady corners of alleys and gateways, fishnet stockings under streetlights and salacious characters in glossy leather.

Nightstop did the track ’Drive-By Stalking’ originally for the video ’The Kicktionary – 200+ kicks for action film’ by stunt-actor Eric Jacobus (A Good Day to Die Hard, Mortal Kombat Legacy). There’s been also many more propositions and inquiries for participation in films, short-movies, video games and other projects alike.
Newest album “Dancing Killer” was released in June 2017 on digital services and the CD edition is released by Secret Entertainment in Finland July 14th and internationally August 18th 2017.

Members: Ere Ek
Location: Jyväskylä, Finland

Dancing Killer (2017)
Streetwalker (2016)
Return to Synth City (2015)
Loaded with Love (EP, 2014)
Drive-By Stalking (Single, 2013)
Fuel (EP, 2013)