Odyssey Desperado is a melodic hard rock project started by Odysseas Karapolitis in 2014 in Athens, Greece. His dream was to share the music, the melodies and the ideas he had in his mind with other people. For achieving this goal he worked with the multi-talented producer Bob Katsionis (Outloud, Firewind ) at Sound Symmetry Studio, also recruited one of the best Greek voices in the genre Manos Fatsis on lead vocals, and the legendary Paul Laine (ex-Danger Danger) on backing vocals. Four years later, the result of this cooperation has brought in the surface the album “Don’t Miss The Sunset, which he signed and will be released on 30 March 2018 by Lions Pride music.
1) Rush Of The Wave
2) You And Me Against The World
4) Dreams Die hard
5) Can’t Live Without You
6) Oasis (In The Desert Of Your Soul
7) Holding On To A Dream
9) Tomorrow You’ll Be Gone
10) Wings Of Silk
Odyssey Desperado are::
◾Odyssey Desperado – Lead & Rhythm Guitar’s
◾Bob Katsionis – Bass Guitar, Keyboards & Programming
◾Manos Fatsis – Lead Vocals
◾Paul Laine – Background Vocals
Mixed & Produced: Bob Katsionis
Mastered by: Nassos Nomikos at Vu Productions Mastering Studio
Recorded at: Sound Symmetry Studio, Athens, Greece.
After a long and rich year in releases presented on this page, AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show presents 2017 Top 20 AOR / Melodic Rock (and not only;) releases.
It was a very hard decision to choose among all the quality offered by the artists during 2017, but I had to pick up only 20 and here is what I came up with:
2017 – top 20 albums
01- Boulevard IV – Luminescence
02- Tony Mills – Streets of Chance
03- Cats in Space – Scarecrow
04- Threshold – Legends of the Shires
05- Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix
06- Code Red – Incediary
07- Stan Bush – Change the World
08- The Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic
09- Wildness – ST
10- Steve Walsh – Black Butterfly
11- Crazy Lixx – Ruff Justice
12- Moritz – About Time Too
13- Shadowman – Secrets and lies
14- Revlin ProJect – Dimensión
15- Iconic Eye – Into the Light
16- Jim Jidhed – Push on through
17- Lionheart – Second Nature
18- Midnite City – ST
19- That Rock Guy – Nothin’ to Loose
20- Bonfire – Byte the bullet
2017 – Top 5 Singles
01- One Desire – Hurt
02- Roulette – The only way
03- Creye – Straight to the top
04- Taste – We are back
05- LEBROCK – Please don’t cry
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE – KEEP ON ROCKIN.
-LINO “AmadeuS R.-
Rock Temple, the new international mail order dedicated to rock and metal music fans, in collaboration with Rocker Sound Agency & Burning Minds Music Group, is proud to announce the first official edition of its “Rock Temple Festival”, an event that promises to become a brilliant annual kermesse for all the passionate supporters of this kind of music. This edition coincides with the first official italian gig ever of one of the most beloved AOR bands… BOULEVARD! After two cult AOR releases in the late eighties, “BLVD” (1988) and “Into the Street” (1990), which gave them big exposure in their homecountry, Boulevard sadly dissolved in 1991, but finally reunited in 2014 starting to write new songs for their awaited studio come-back. The result is included in “Luminescence”, an unquestionable masterpiece of up to date melodic rock music, which is getting oustanding feedbacks from fans and critics, being already included in most of the “Top Album” lists of 2017.
ALDARIA released a new single track called “When The Time Has Come”. 100% of all income of this single will be donated to Cancer Research.
ALDARIA’s mastermind Frode Hovd comments: “This is a very important cause for me, as I lost my mother to this horrible disease in 2010. The single will be available across all streaming and digital platforms, and on the official webstore (www.aldariaband.com), where you will get a special edition with a lossless audio file, instrumental, high resolution cover art, and lyrics.”Line-up:Vocals: Chris Bay (Freedom Call), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Ola Halen (ex Insania Stockholm), Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast In Black), Mike Livas, Victor Emenka (Soulspell), Terje Harøy(Pyramaze), Siegfried Samer (Dragony), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V), David Åkesson (Qantize)Guitars: Frode Hovd (Aldaria), Christer Harøy (Divided Multitude), Thobbe Englund (ex Sabaton), Lars Rettkowitz (Freedom Call), Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer)Bass: Ronnie König (Signum Regis)Orchestration: Peter Crowley’s Fantasy Dream & Frode HovdDrums: Morten Gade Sørensen (Pyramaze) Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios
Swedish melodic hard rock band REACH is back – now as a power trio with a new album and video. First song to be revealed is the album title track ”The Great Divine” and it’s available on all digital platforms. A videoclip is also available on youtube and you can check it HERE
The lineup consists of
Ludvig Turner (Guitars & Vocals),
Marcus Johansson (Drums),
Soufian Ma’Aoui (Bass).
The new material consists of 10 songs written by Ludvig Turner ranging from the modern up-tempo “Running on Empty” to the spooky “Nightmare“, the moody “River Deep“, the catchy “One Life” and the straight forward hard rock tune “Into Tomorrow” that sets the opening for the album.
1. Into Tomorrow
2. The Great Divine
3. Live or Die
5. Off the Edge
6. One Life
7. Running on Empty
9. You Say
10. River Deep
LEBROCK released a brand new single called “Please don’t cry” and you can listen to it HERE…..
As we wait for the new full length record to come up, swedish AORsters ROULETTE have released a brand new videoclip for their single “The Only Way“.
Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Band, VOLSTER feat. ex-members of Masquerade and House Of Heavy, have signed with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. VOLSTERS’s debut album “Perfect Storm“, includes 12 tracks and is produced by VOLSTER, co-produced/mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Lynch Mob, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Megadeth, Y&T) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty) at The Panic Room Mastering. A video teaser of new album “Perfect Storm” can be viewed here:
Henrik Lundberg says: “Brought up with music from the 70th and 80th the roots are deep. So it’s no surprise our music is built from these glorious decades even if we also involve more modern flavours. The main ingredient is the melody, what else makes a great song other than great vocals and interesting riffs of course. With members having been active in the music business for decades now is the time to make all our music dreams come true, playing the music we love. VOLSTER is melodic hard rock as it’s supposed to be.”
Peter Tenning – Vocals
Ulf Andersson – Guitar (ex-Masquerade)
Henrik Lundberg – Bass (ex-House Of Heavy, ex-Masquerade)
Daniel Granlund – Drums (Syconaut)
VOLSTER is a Swedish hard rock band started by guitarist Ulf Andersson and bass player Henrik Lundberg who were both members of the band Masquerade in the late 80s and early 90s. While Ulf left Masquerade for other projects, Henrik continued making a couple of albums with Masquerade before they broke up. In 2009 Henrik released an album with the band House of Heavy.
Ulf and Henrik met up again in 1996 to record a four song demo. This demo was called VOLSTER and in 2013 (17 years later) they decided to pick up where they left off and plans were made to start a band performing these songs and also write new ones. They kept the name VOLSTER.
Swiss/Finnish/American hard rockers PANORAMA have released a lyric video for ‘Around The World‘, it’s the title song of their debut album, out 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)