The mighty FM released the first single called “Waiting on love” out of their upcoming album “Thirteen” set for release on March 18th.
Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce all the details of “The Golden Cage”, the new official studio album by Italian melodic rockers Saints Trade.
The album features 11 songs composed in the spring of 2020, during the Italian lockdown. The title is a reminder of those months when, due to the pandemic, people were forced indoor in a sort of ‘prison’, despite all the comforts and the safety in everyone’s home.
At the same time, “The Golden Cage” is also a play on words recalling the expression
“The Golden Age”, to highlight once again the gap between these years of big troubles and fears due to Covid-19 and the happier times in the past (also for music). So, with this title, the band wants to imply the hope for a general rebirth after the pandemic, especially for the rock scene.
“The Golden Cage” is scheduled for release on March 25, 2022 via Art Of Melody Music/Burning Minds Music Group. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori at Pri Studio and sees the participation of Paolo Caridi (Arthemis, Hollow Haze, Sweet Oblivion, Killing Touch) on the drums. CD graphics were designed by Aeglos Art (Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Platens, Alchemy, Firmo). The first single, “Casino Royale”, will be launched with an official video on February 1 (pre-save link here).
02. Break The Chain
03. Casino Royale
04. That’s What I Know
05. Stay With Me
06. Lockdown Blues
07. Mirror Of Myself
08. Once And For All
09. Together We Stand
10. Double Trouble
11. Born To Do (What I Want)
Santi Libra: Vocals
Andrea Sangermano: Bass
Escape Music released the lyric video for the track “Knowing me Knowing you”(ABBA cover) out of the forthcoming album “The Garden” by Circle Of Friends,
Robin Beck on vocals
James Christian backing vocals
Tommy Denander Guitars
Eric Ragno Keyboards
Wayne Banks Bass
Josh Devine Drums
Produced by Khalil Turk
Mixed by Fredrik Folkare
UK hard rock stalwarts TEN used the downtime during the worldwide pandemic to work on not one, but two new albums. The first album to be released, “Here Be Monsters”, will land on February 18, 2022. Their new single and lyric video for the track “Hurricane” is out today. You can watch the lyric video for “Hurricane” HERE:
Listen to our both singles so far – “Fearless” and “Hurricane” and pre-order/save “Here Be Monsters” on CD/LP/Digital HERE: https://orcd.co/herebemonsters
Following the success of the recent string of albums, from “Albion” to “Illuminati”, Hughes is joined once again by guitarists Dann Rosingana, Steve Grocott and John Halliwell along with bass player Steve McKenna, and keyboard maestro Darrel Treece-Birch. Drums on the album have been handled by Markus Kullman (Sinner, Glenn Hughes, Voodoo Circle). TEN continue to raise the musical bar higher for themselves, a goal they push on every release. Stunning guitar work, rich keyboards, excellent bass and drum interplay along with Hughes’ rich vocals are the order of the day here. “Here Be Monsters” was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward. TEN’s longstanding professional association with Dennis has been ongoing since he mixed their 2011 album, “Stormwarning” and has always guaranteed albums with stunning sound and production.
Fans should note that there are no ties between this and the next album, ie. “Here Be Monsters” is not a “Part One” or anything of this nature. The band has simply crafted two high quality releases and decided to put them out separately, in a fashion not too dissimilar to what happened to the amazing first two records which were recorded one after the other in a very short period of time.
British hard rockers TEN have an outstanding history of releases in their storied and revered catalog. Starting out as a sort of solo project built around singer and songwriter Gary Hughes, TEN found their audience playing a hard rock sound influenced by such giants as UFO, Thin Lizzy, Magnum, Giant, and Whitesnake in a time when playing this particular sound was considered ommericial suicide. The band’s early records such as “The Name Of The Rose”, “The Robe”, “Spellbound“, and “Babylon” established the band as mainstays in the melodic hard rock genre, which has continued throughout their now 26 year career over the course of 14 studio albums.
2. Chapter And Psalm
4. Strangers On A Distant Shore
5. The Dream That Fell To Earth
6. The Miracle Of Life
7. Immaculate Friends
8. Anything You Want
9. Follow Me Into The Fire
10. The Longest Time
Gary Hughes – Vocals
Dann Rosingana – Guitars
Steve Grocott – Guitars
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Steve McKenna – Bass
Special Guest: Markus Kullman – Drums
All the way from Switzerland heavy melodic rockers CRYSTAL BALL are hittin’ back with their new album called “CRYSTERIA” set for release on January 28th from Massacre Records.
British legendary melodic rockers DARE announced their new album called “Road to Eden” set for release on April 1st 2022 from Legend Records / Cargo & Level Music / Warner.
The first single will be released on all digital platforms on January 14th and it’s called “Born in the storm”. A vClip is already available on YT.
Darren Wharton (vox)
Vinny Burns (guitars)
Nigel Clutterbuck (bass)
Kev Whitehead (drums)
Marc Roberts (keyboards)
The new album from Autumn’s Child called “Zenith” is set for release on January 14th.
3. Love Is A Fighter,
5. Never Say Die,
6. Heaven Can Wait,
7. Angel Of Danger,
8. High On Love,
10. Don’t Wanna,
11. Damaged Goods
Mikael Erlandsson needs no further introduction when it comes to melodic rock.
He has released six successful solo albums and a lot of titles with groups like Phenomena, Salute among others. Between 2006-2018 Erlandsson fronted the Swedish super group Secret Service which he toured with live all over the world.
Together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning he founded the band LAST AUTUMNS DREAM in 2003 which also featured Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe fame at the time. The self-titled debut album was produced by Claes Andreasson and became a great success.
Last Autumn’s Dream went on releasing another 14 albums with different line ups including great musicians like Jamie Borger (Treat) and Marcel Jacob (Talisman). They toured Japan, England and Germany but decided to take a break in 2018.
Shortly after, Erlandsson founded the group AUTUMN’S CHILD. Their self-titled debut album was released in January 2019 through AOR Heaven feat. Jona Tee on keyboards (H.E.A.T), Robban Bäck, former drummer of Eclipse and currently in the line-up with Swedish rock band Mustasch, Claes Andreasson of Swedish Westcoast/AOR band Heartbreak Radio who also produced the first Autumns Child album together with Mikael Erlandsson. Guitars come courtesy of Pontus Åkesson (Moon Safari). In 2020, the group released the sophomore album “Angel’s Gate”.
January 2022 sees Autumn’s Child returning with album 3, “Zenith”, this time via Pride & Joy Music, which once again features Michael Erlandsson on vocals, keyboards & guitars, Pontus Åkesson on lead guitar, Robban Bäck on drums, Claes Andreasson on piano and Magnus Rosen on bass. Guests include Jona T. (Heat) with a keyboard solo on “Emergency”, Sayit Dölen on rhythm guitar on “High On Love”, Martin Olsson on bass on “Angel Of Danger”, “Evangeline”, “Love Is A Fighter” & “Nightingale”, Anna-Mia Bonde on background vocals on “Emergency”, Rasmus Ehrnborn ( Soilwork, Night Flight Orchestra ) on guest guitar on the track ” Don’t Wanna ” and Roberth Nygren on acoustic guitar on “Heaven Can Wait”.
“Zenith” was produced by Erlandsson & Claes Andreasson, mixed and mastered by Mikael Andersson at Soundport Studios, Sweden; drums recorded by Mikael Andersson at Soundport Studios.
“Sail Away” is the new single clip released from Perpetual Etude featuring Göran Edman, out of their last album called “Now is the time”
The guitar heroism of the 80-s is back! Perpetual Etude was formed in 2019 by Magnus Mild with the sole goal to bring back the best of the heavy metal of the 80’s. Influenced by the genre when growing up, Magnus teamed up with members from NorthTale, Dionysys, Nation, Shadowquest as well as Göran Edman on “Sail Away” to complete the vision. The result is the best of a whole decade in the astounding debut “Now Is The Time”, an album filled with blazing guitar riffs, keyboard solos and catchy choruses.
Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce a renewed deal with Italian melodic hard rockers Saints Trade for the release of their brand new studio album, “The Golden Cage”.
Saints Trade consist of singer Santi Libra, guitarist Claudio “Claus” Maccone and bassist Andrea Sangermano.
The project was born in Bologna in 2009 and since then the band played many live shows in Italy and abroad. In 2012 they recorded their first EP “A Matter Of Dreams”, then in 2014 their debut album “Robbed In Paradise” was released by Italian label LOGIC IL LOGIC Records. After a few line-up changes, in 2019 the band recorded a new full-length titled “Time To Be Heroes”, published in December via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the promotional tour for the new album at the very beginning, but 2020’s lockdown gave Saints Trade the chance to compose new songs. In early 2021, the band entered Pri Studio in Bologna to record the new album, produced, mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori.
More info about official release date, final tracklist and cover artwork will be revealed in the forthcoming weeks.
Melodic Rocksters Kissin’ Dynamite released their last single “I’m coming home” on a clip available on YT, out of the new album called “Not the end of the road” set for release on January 21st from Napalm Records.
All star super project Gathering of Kings released their first single “Vagabond Rise” out of the unnamed yet, upcoming album set for release on May 2022 via RN Records.
Line-Up on Vagabond Rise:
Jonny Lindkvist – Lead Vocals
Victor Olsson – Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Magnus Mild – Rhythm Guitar
Mikael Planefeldt – Bass
Joel Selsfors – Keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums
Rick Altzi – Backing Vocals
Alexander Frisborg – Backing Vocals
Special Appearance: Theresia Svensson – Backing Vocals
Happy New Year 2022 everyone!
Italian progsters Silver Nightmares have released an official clip for the single “the Blue light of a Star” out of their upcoming album called “Apocalypsis” set for release in the next few months.
The video is
Produced by Silver Nightmares
Mixed by Massimiliano Bellavia/ Mind Studios Palermo
Mastered by Giulio Maddaloni & Alberto Cutolo
Character design by Ignazio Piacenti Video production by Daniele Massimi
Silver Nightmares are:
Michele Vitrano – Lead & Backing vocals
Mimmo Garofalo – Acoustic, Classic and Lap Steel guitars, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Ukulele, Sitar.
Emanuele Lo Giudice – Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Bass.
Gabriele Esposito – Bass
Gabriele Taormina – Keyboards
Alessio Maddaloni – Drums and Percussion, Trumpet, Harp.
As 2021 is counting down here goes the list of 20 best releases (without a specific order or genre) presented on this site during this struggling year for everyone.
NESTOR – KIDS IN GHOST TOWN
ROXVILLE – FALLEN FROM GRACE
ART OF ILLUSION – X Marks the Spot
NIGHTFOX – WHITE COBRA
ALCATRAZZ – V
HITTEN – TRIUMPH & TRAGEDY
CONSTANCIA – BRAVE NEW WORLD
DREAM THEATER – A VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE WORLD
EVERGREY – ESCAPE OF THE PHOENIX
MAX PIE – PASSENGERS
PLATENS – OF POETRY AND SILENT MASTERY
FERAL GHOST – SPEED OF LIGHT
PAGE 99 – PAGE 99
MIDNIGHT DANGER – NIGHTS AT LAKE MILSEN
LEBROCK – FUSE
AT 1980 – LATE NIGHT CALLS
JOHN MAYER – SOB ROCK
STRYKENINE – STRYKENINE I
TUPLE – WELCOME TO HELL
WINDING ROAD – WINDING ROAD
*P.S: Feel free to leave your personal top releases on the comments and spread the word. Every click helps the artists and their work to be reached from new listeners.
Happy Holidays everyone.
Lino “AmadeuS” R.
Swedish melodic metallers DYNAZTY unleashes 2nd single POWER OF WILL, taken from their upcoming album “FINAL ADVENT” set for release on April 8th 2022.
Out of the new album “Nights at Lake Milsen” OUT NOW brand new single called “Out in the City Lights” is released as Lyric video on YTube.
Pure Dark POWER!!!! Midnight Danger teams up with with renowned rock and metal musicians, to deliver a monumental release. Guitarists Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper), Rafael Bittencourt (Angra), Martin Sweet (Crashdïet) and Sonia Anubis (Crypta); singer Danny Rexon (Crazy Lixx); and Australian saxophonist Max Cruise are amongst the roster and have pure adrenaline pumping tracks for your retro-souls to hear.
Written and Produced by Midnight Danger.
Vocals by Danny Rexon
Guitars by Kane Roberts
New York Melodic Rockers STATION have released their new album called “Perspective”.
Have a bite and spread the word….
AOR/Melodic Rockers East Temple Avenue premiered their new single called “Wonderful”.
Check it out and feel free to share it with friends 🙂