26 years today…..Gone but not forgotten!
I guess we will never thank you enough for the music.
26 years today…..Gone but not forgotten!
I guess we will never thank you enough for the music.
AWAKENING FROM ABYSS follows on from the THE LOVEBITES EP, a limited release which sold out in Japan and was recently released in the UK and Europe with a poster, English liner notes and lyric translations. NEO Magazine, the UK’s longest running Asian Pop Culture publication awarded the EP a full five stars, commenting “Iron Maiden would be proud. LOVEBITES have the makings of metal stars.”
The album has been mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios in Finland, the same team behind the highly rated debut EP. Its cover art has been created by David Lopez Gómez, the illustrator behind German heavy metal band Helloween’s best album SWEET SEDUCTIONS, as well as their 30th anniversary book.
It also marks the first time LOVEBITES have recorded as a five-member band, with support guitarist mi-ya now joining as a permanent member.
Check out the video for “Shadowmaker” here:
25.11 – HYPER JAPAN, London
26.11 – HYPER JAPAN, London
27.11 – London, Underworld* –
Italian Symphonic Power Metal veterans DARK HORIZON have released a lyric video for the song “FUTURE WORLD”, first single taken from the band’s new album “AENIGMA”. Mr. Jonny Lindqvist, great vocalist from Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES, is a very special guest on the track.
”Aenigma” is produced by Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb, Tragodia, Adramelch) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Kamelot, Epica, Amaranthe) and it will be available next month under Underground Symphony Records / Tanzan Music in digital download, digipak and 150 copies of a limited edition boxset with a DH symbol pendant.
Dark Horizon are:
Roberto Quassolo: vocal
Daniele Mandelli: guitar
Alessandro Battini: tastiera
Paolo Veluti: basso
Gianluca Capelli: drums
Special Guest :
Jonny Lindqvist: vocal
Mario Percudani: backing vocals
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniele Mandelli
Publishing: Tanzan Music Ed. Musicali s.r.l. (Suisa – Switzerland). Copyright © 2017 Tanzan Music
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Danish rockers Raspberry Park has signed a Worldwide deal with the German record label AOR Heaven for the next album. The band will start writing new material in January 2018 and start the actual recording in late spring.
“The Extended Sessions” EP is the follow-up release to the extremely successful “The Four Seasons” album release by VIVALDI METAL PROJECT which hit the shelves in Summer 2016 on CD & double vinyl on Pride & Joy Music. The album up to today is one of the label’sbest sellers and now being continued with this valuable EP which will shorten the waiting time for the fans until the next full album!
This classical/ unplugged/ Metal EP with ~ 50 minutes playing time will be released on January 19th, 2018.
Created and produced by Mistheria, VIVALDI METAL PROJECT are currently working on bringing the project onto stage with full band, orchestra and choir. During Summer/Autumn 2017, the band played a series of unplugged shows in Finland, in Bulgaria and in Italy in advance which resulted in the idea to put some of the extraordinary material onto this EP! “The Extended Sessions” includes four tracks which are centered around the group’s performance at “Kitee International Music And Art Festival” which took place in Kitee (Finland) on July 13th, 2017. Arranged by Mistheria, the performance at the “Sleeping Sun” event featured Mistheria himself on piano and Tsena Stefanova on vocals. An epic video for this track will also be available soon online.
“The Extended Sessions” EP opens with a newly recorded unplugged studio version of “The Four Seasons” medley which again was arranged by Mistheria who performed on this track on piano and was joined by vocalists Tsena Stefanova, Angel Wolf-Black and Dimitar Belchev plus Abigail Stahlschmidt on violin. Additionally to this track, the song “Vita” – one of the album’s single – is featured twice on the EP: once as exclusive “original vocal session” as recorded by Dimitar Belchev on the first demo version of this song which impressed Mistheria at the first listening, and once as instrumental “karaoke”. Both versions are delivered with a brand new mix by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika studios.
“Vita” was originally released with different singers on last year’s album. The track was arranged by Zhivko Koev and the line-up here includes Dimitar Belchev on vocals, Srdjan Brankovic on guitars, Chris Caffery (TSO, Savatage) with a guitar solo, Jeffrey Revet on keyboards, Royal Hunt’s Andreas Passmark on bass and Martijn Peters on drums.
Like the Vivaldi Metal Project’s “The Four Seasons” album, the “The Extended Sessions” EP was mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika Studios in Italy and produced by Mistheria. Vivaldi Metal Project is currently booking more unplugged shows over Europe and USA. Dates will be announced soon!
“Breaking Free”, first full-length of swedish hard rockers Aerodyne, is set for release on December 15, 2017 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group, distributed by Sound Trek in Italy, AnderStein Music in Japan and Plastic Head in the rest of the World. With their first EP and music video “Old Flames Die Hard”, Aerodyne got the attention of rock fans all over the world, taking the decision of entering the studio in early 2017 in order to record their first full-length. The result is finally available in the ten outstanding tracks of “Breaking Free”, in which they show a powerful and dangerous mix of Scandi Glam and Sleaze Rock, driven by a big and unquestionable attitude. Frontman Daniel Almqvist says: “With ‘Breaking Free’, we wanted to do something honest. Most new albums I come across tend to be very well produced and slick as though with no heart in it, so we wanted our album to be the opposite – raw and genuine, as we think rock n’ roll should be all about – and I think we did a pretty good job”. Very welcome guest in the album is Crazy Lixx‘s frontman Danny Rexon, who provides his anthemic backing vocals on the track “Run Away”. The first official single, “Comin’ For You”, will be launched next week for streamig, accompanied by an official video on Youtube.
“Breaking Free” Tracklist:
01. As Above, So Below
02. Comin’ For You
03. Breaking Free
05. Pedal To The Floor
06. We All Live A Lie
07. Until You’re Gone
08. Setting Hell On Fire
09. Run Away
10. Back To Back
Daniel Almqvist: Vocals, Guitar
Timmy Kan: Bass
Johan Bergman: Lead Guitar
Christoffer Almqvist: Drums
British rockers Cats in Space will release their live album called “Cats Alive!” on February 23rd 2018!
Read the full statement on their official facebook page:
“We’ve made a live album!
Back in March we recorded our show at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena when we went on tour with Thunder. Thankfully the 4000 people in the audience sounded great so we’re glad we picked that night to record the show.
It will be released on February 23rd 2018 but you can pre-order your copy now from our online store. There are CD and blue vinyl versions, plus a signed CD/Vinyl bundle.
The album will be available digitally too (we’ll post the links when we get them)…..”
Swiss/Finnish/American hard rockers PANORAMA will release their debut album, “Around The World”, on January 12, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The cover artwork was made by Stan W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper). A video teaser of “Around The World” can be viewed here below…..
1. Around The World
2. Standing My Ground
3. The Glory Within
4. Gates Of Babylon
5. The Highest Mountain
6. Jammin In The Jungle
7. One For All
8. The Other Side
9. Heart Has Been Broken
10. Shout It Out
11. World On Fire
Christian Palin – Vocals (Random Eyes, ex Adagio)
Dennis Ward – Bass (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69)
Sammy Lasagni – Guitars (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva)
Ben Varon – Guitars (Amoral, ex Grease Helmet)
Philipp Eichenberger – Drums (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk)
In 2008 the Swiss guitarist, Sammy Lasagni (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva), met the Uruguay born singer Christian Palin (Random Eyes, ex Adagio) for the first time when Godiva, supported the band Adagio – fronted by Christian. The chemistry between the two was immediately obvious so they decided that they would, at some point in time, try to make music together. The two kept in contact but the years plodded along until 2015 when a certain long telephone call on a cold winter’s day changed everything. Right then and there they decided to get to work. They began writing songs and in record time 15 new songs were born. They decided to work with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69) as a producer. The guys soon after met with Dennis and introduced their songs. Dennis was genuinely impressed. So impressed that he agreed to work with them and joined the band not only as producer, but as a bass player too. The guys completed their line-up with Finnish guitarist, Ben Varon (formerly of Amoral and Grease Helmet) and Swiss drummer Philipp Eichenberger (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk). Panorama was born!
Under the direction of Dennis Ward, who took over the whole production (produced, recorded, mixed and mastered), the band recorded their debut album “Around the World” partially at HOFA studios in Karlsdorf Germany and at The TrakShak, Dennis’ private studio. It was a long process but the album turned out fantastic. A Hard Rock production with a bit of Scandinavian influences and Christian has proven himself to be a world-class singer.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of “The Crimson Idol” – the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 60 minutes of movie footage. The album is still considered to be the best of W.A.S.P.’s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all time! It undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record collection!
Napalm Records now proudly presents “ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)”, the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original “The Crimson Idol“ movie on DVD and BluRay! For the first time EVER as originally intended – film and soundtrack united and released as one special product! The product will also feature 4 missing songs that were originally intended to be part of the original “The Crimson Idol”.
“ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)” will be released worldwide on February 2nd 2018 via Napalm Records!
All info on album artwork, track listing, and available formats can be found below:
Track listing CD1:
1 The Titanic Overture
2 The Invisible Boy
3 Arena of Pleasure
4 Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)
5 The Gypsy Meets the Boy
6 Michael’s Song
7 Miss You
8 Doctor Rockter
Track listing CD2:
1 I Am One
2 The Idol
3 Hold on to My Heart
4 Hey Mama
5 The Lost Boy
6 The Peace
7 Show Time
8 The Great Misconceptions of Me
2CD & Bluray & DVD in Slipcase
2LP Gatefold + DVD
2CD Digipack (Re-Press)
2CD Jewelcase (Re-Press)
Final touches on the new studio album coming up next year from danish rockers Royal Hunt. The album is set to be released on February 7th in Japan via King Records. EU and North America deluxe edition release dates are soon to be unveiled.
American/Italian hard rockers NOT OVER YET have released a music video for the song ‘Crazy Tide‘ (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland, Luca Princiotta), the track is taken from the band’s debut album ‘AXIOMS OF LIFE‘, out today. NOT OVER YET is an international studio project that brings together world-renowned artists to create the ultimate hard rock album.
‘AXIOMS OF LIFE‘ featuring as guests: Luca Princiotta – lead guitars (Doro Pesch), Chris Poland– lead guitars (OHM / Megadeth), Blaze Bayley – vocals (Blaze / Iron Maiden / Wolfsbane), Zak Stevens – vocals (TSO / Savatage / Circle II Circle), Dylan Rose – vocals (Archer Nation), Charlie Huhn – vocals (Foghat / Gary Moore / Ted Nugent / Victory) and Greg Izor – vocals.
1. Will Power (feat. Dylan Rose, Luca Princiotta)
2. Crazy Tide (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland, Luca Princiotta)
3. Boomshake (feat. Charlie Huhn, Luca Princiotta)
4. You And I (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland)
5. Back to Square One (feat. Blaze Bayley, Luca Princiotta)
6. Some Blues (feat. Greg Izor, Luca Princiotta)
7. No Compromise (feat. Charlie Huhn, Luca Princiotta)
8. Breathe (feat. Dylan Rose, Luca Princiotta)
9. Let’s Stay Together (feat. Greg Izor)
NOT OVER YET is:
Giulia Cerardi – Rhythm guitars
Luigi Stefanini – Bass guitar
Luca Cerardi – Drums
UK Hard Rock band, DEEVER, have officially released their second storming single ‘All Come Running’. This second track from their as yet unnamed upcoming album shows they certainly aren’t a one trick pony and are already engraving their own sound into some well-produced tracks. All Come Running is now available on all digital platforms and the official lyric video is directed by Samuel Andrew Fenton.
Singer and guitarist Billy Taylor (ex-Inglorious) of the single “It’s great to be writing in a completely unrestricted style and environment again. We aren’t writing to please anyone, we’re writing and recording what we’d like to hear. ‘All Come Running’ is great fun to play and hopefully it’s just as fun to listen to! Tony Draper has done an awesome job engineering and mixing this stuff and we can’t wait for everyone to hear more!”
Wil ‘Billy’ Taylor – Vocals / Guitar (ex-Inglorious)
Phil Appleton – Bass / Vocals
Dan ‘Higgy’ Higgins – Drums / NOT Vocals
Stevie Stoker – Guitar / Vocals
Italian Melodic Rockers PLATENS released a new official lyric video for the track “Winter” out of their upcoming album “…of poetry and silent mastery” which will be released soon.