The new album from Autumn’s Child called “Zenith” is set for release on January 14th.
Tracklist: 1. Emergency, 2. Evangeline, 3. Love Is A Fighter, 4. Nightingale, 5. Never Say Die, 6. Heaven Can Wait, 7. Angel Of Danger, 8. High On Love, 9. Crowdpleaser, 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. Web/Social Links: www.facebook.com/saintstrade www.saintstrade.com www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music www.instagram.com/burning_minds_music_group
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.
Retro guitar hero FAZZIO (Theofilos Fazzio) released his new album called “Unshakable Support”. Forged with great inspiration and cool vibes every track is made to become the soundtrack for the days to come.
British rocker Romeo Crow released his new single called “A hole in my heart” out of the upcoming album set for release next spring. Listen to your favorite DIGITAL PLATFORM and feel free to spread the word. You can also support his music following this LINK.
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.
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
Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish progressive metal juggernauts EVERGREY. The matchless force led by singer and guitarist Tom S. Englund has just inked a worldwide contract with the premier rock and metal label!
EVERGREY are truly Gothenburg’s finest exports, have been commanding the scene for over 25 years and have released twelve full-length records to date – starting with their blistering debut The Dark Discovery in 1998. Their latest chartbreaking high-quality offering, the critically acclaimed Escape Of The Phoenix (#12 on German album charts), was unveiled in early 2021, proving the inimitable ability of the five-piece to harmoniously weave dark lyricism with different shades of heaviness and musical influences. Over the course of time, EVERGREY remarkably managed to build their very own, powerful yet emotional sound that reaches the listener deep in their core and creates an exceptional experience with every note.
EVERGREY are currently working on new music. More to be announced soon.
UK rock/metal band, THE LAST SIREN, have released their third single ‘The Cage‘, the track is taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Counter Faith’, out on 15th October via Criminal Records. THE LAST SIREN is the latest contender from the South Coast music scene.
THE LAST SIREN recently signed to Criminal Records, London. The alt rock/metal project is led by touring musician Jayke Turl. Bassist of The Smokin’ Prophets and guest guitarist at The Kut. Jayke is certainly no stranger to the UK touring & festival circuit. THE LAST SIREN sees Jayke take centre stage, bringing with him heavy vocals, riffs and a new twisted reality.
‘The Cage‘ single follows ‘Crucify This’ & ‘Fight’, which launched the project and featured on Johnny Doom’s show on Kerrang! Radio. A message to those who oppress others with religious ideology, the single will be featured on the digipack EP, scheduled for release Friday 15th October and available on pre-order via Criminal Records store: https://shop.criminalrecords.cc
New York City cult AOR heroes VALENTINE have released their new single, “Heart of the City” as a precursor to their upcoming Demos From the Attic collection, which is scheduled for the end of July through 20th Century Music / Vanity Music Group.
Recorded in the early 90’s and intended to be included on the follow up to their Giant Records debut, the single, along with a plethora of other demos were stored away, seemingly forever until 20th Century kept approaching them about “any released material they may have.” Persistence pays off. Both guitarist, Adam Holland and bassist, Gerard Zappa suddenly remembered that they actually did have unreleased demos stored away in attics.
Adam Holland states “We all feel very good about it. It turns out we found gems instead of skeletons! We are proud of all of the many chapters of this band’s life as both Valentine and Open Skyz. This is Valentine’s second album if it would have come out in the 80s. It would have been an awesome sophomore album and it’s pretty cool to listen to these now. The whole process has been a lot of fun.”
Guests on Band Forever thus far include:
Gerard Zappa and Craig Pullman of Valentine Joey Cassata of Zo2 and Zrock Keith Douglass of Tora Tora Reggie Wu of Heaven’s Edge Michael Staertow of Lou Gramm / Slaughter Rob Hoffman of In The Pink and manager of Extreme and Ratt
The trans genre group Dream Drop have released the single “Reckless Demon Youth“ which is the 4th one from their upcoming album to be released later this year.
“Reckless Demon Youth is basically about calming down. It’s about wanting to end a destructive lifestyle and reaching out for help. I think as musicians we are often drawn into the cliché of the ‘broken artist’ and it might be because sad people are drawn to music as opposed to music drawing people into sadness but regardless we have to fight it. The term ‘Demon Youth’ is taken from the lyrics of Juice Wrld’s song ‘Legends’ which talks about the lost lives of musicians who couldn’t stop.” //Dream Drop
Dream Drop is a trans-genre band from Gothenburg, Sweden that thinks band bios are cringe and that bands should never talk themselves up as much as most of them do. Listen to the music and make up your own mind about what they’re like.