KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Signs Worldwide Record Deal with Napalm Records!

Press Release:

Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of one of Germany’s standout rock acts, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE!



Founded in 2007 as a school band, the Swabian powerhouse acclaimed their status as one of the best live acts out there at more than 600 shows around the world, while sharing the stage with acts such as PowerwolfSteel Panther and U.D.O.

With six studio albums and various chart entries (#7 on the German album charts with Ecstasy [2018]), the band established their trademark style – characterized by modern sounds, massive anthems and catchy hooks, paired with an 80s stadium rock attitude and eccentric look. It’s their explosive mixture of potent rock ingredients that makes KISSIN’ DYNAMITE stand out and positions them right at the core of modern rock music. Now, the German high-flyers and Napalm Records join forces to mark the next step in the band’s highly successful career.

In addition to the record deal, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE signed a booking deal with Austrian Cobra Agency.

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE on the signing:
“We’re beyond happy to announce that we just signed a record deal with well-known Austrian label Napalm Records, as well as Cobra Agency for our booking affairs. With this international-acting team by our side, we’re joining a club of companioned bands we’re sharing common memories with! Let’s do this together and #bringbackstadiumrock“

Napalm Records CEO Thomas Caser adds:
“Welcome KISSIN’ DYNAMITE! One of the most energetic and up-and-coming bands Germany has produced in hard rock since the Scorpions! We are extremely motivated and are very much looking forward to a long-term cooperation with this highly talented band. Our focus will not only be on the domestic GSA market but specifically on the band’s international development. Great things are coming!”

Catch KISSIN’ DYNAMITE live in 2021:
15.07.21 AT – Leoben / Area 53 Festival
16.07.21 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head Festival
17.07.21 DE – Fritzlar / Rock Am Stück Festival
29. – 31.07.21 DE – Wacken Open Air
31.07.21 CZ – Dolni Vitkovice / Ostrava v Plamanech
29.08.21 CH – Aarburg / Riverside
 
KISSIN’ DYNAMITE are:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitar
Jim Müller – guitar
Steffen Haile – bass
Andi Schnitzer – drums

AMADEUS MELODIC ROCK SHOW’s 2020 – TOP 10 RELEASES…

It’s that time of the year when you look back and try to choose the most interesting releases of 2020. This year was a horrible one for all the humanity and as we realize that there are harder times on sight for everyone of us but mostly for the artists who try to make a living through their music, here are some of the best releases of 2020.

Many thanks to everyone who support in every way the music we love.

Let’s hope for a better year ahead.
See you all in 2021!
Rock ON!

Lino “AmadeuS”

2020’s  TOP TEN RELEASES
1-H.E.A.T.  –  H.E.A.T. II
2-BROTHER FIRETRIBE – FEEL THE BURN
3-ROB MORATTI – PARAGON
4-STAN BUSH – DARE TO DREAM
5-COLLATERAL – ST
6-EAST TEMPLE AVENUE – BOTH SIDES OF MIDNIGHT
7-GATHERING OF KINGS – DISCOVERY
8-BONFIRE – FISTFUL OF FIRE
9-ATLAS – PARALLEL LOVE
10-WILDNESS – ULTIMATE DEMISE

2020’s – TOP 5 SINGLES
1-IMPERIUM – VISION IN A DREAM
2-CATS IN SPACE – LISTEN TO THE RADIO
3-LASTWORLD – DYING TO LIVE
4-BAND OF HEARTS – I STAND ALONE
5-AUTUMN’S CHILD – RUBICON SIGN

Art Of Illusion – Debut album in January 2021…

PRESS RELEASE:

Debut album entitled “X Marks The Spot“ from Art Of Illusion will be released through
AOR Heaven in Europe in January 29th.
*Japan Release date: February 3rd through Marquee Avalon.

Art Of Illusion is a fusion of songwriter/producer Anders Rydholm, from the
band Grand Illusion, and singer extraordinaire Lars Säfsund, from the band Work
Of Art. “X Marks the Spot” is the first album from these Swedish musicians.

Track list:
1. Wild and free
2. Run
3. My loveless lullaby
4. Waltz for the movies
5. 4 AM
6. Go
7. Snakebite charm
8. Let the games begin
9. A culinary detour
10. Catch you if I can
11. Rampant wildfire
12. Race against time

Melody is the key in their music and there is a homage to melodic rock and
bands like Queen, Giant and Big Money. Catchy melodies, great hooks and tons
of glorious vocals are the formula for success. Anders plays keyboards, bass and
rhythm guitars, while Lars sings lead and background vocals and also contributes
some keyboards. The album is produced by Anders and Lars.


Guests on the album are guitarists Jay Graydon, Muris Varajic, Kristian Larsen,
Pelle Holmberg and Daniel Rydholm. Drummer Frank ”Frallan” Nilsson,
background vocalist Per Svensson and steel guitar player Tony Paoletta also
appear. Music is written by Anders Rydholm. Lyrics by Anders Rydholm, Arlene
Matza-Jackson and Patrik Ahlm.



JOE BOUCHARD – Sells Out First Pressing Of ‘Strange Legends’, Second Pressing With Alternate Artwork To Come

PRESS RELEASE:

JOE BOUCHARD, FORMER MEMBER OF BLUE OYSTER CULT SELLS OUT OF FIRST PRESSING OF “STRANGE LEGENDS”. ROCKHEART RECORDS/DEKO ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SECOND PRESSING WITH ALTERNATE ARTWORK.

Joe Bouchard is best known as a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original line-up sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You”. Contributing to songwriting, and lead vocals on some of their greatest songs, such as “Hot Rails To Hell”.

Joe released his sixth solo album “Strange Legends” on July 31st though he and his brother’s (Albert Bouchard) new imprint RockHeart Records / Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group). The album has been receiving a tremendous response around the globe and has sold out of its initial pressing.

When Deko Entertainment decided to do a repressing, they wanted to do something a little bit different to commemorate this accomplishment by issuing a slightly different version. Joe comments, “I am overwhelmed by the response to my album Strange Legends.  I knew it was good, but the fan reactions from all over the world have been tremendous.  After years of sweat and effort doing my solo albums, this one has really risen above the pack. With this second pressing of Strange Legends we have varied the artwork on the tray holder. My artist, Logan Cummings, created 11 different thumbnails for each song on the album.  The first edition had the frogman that was the art for Bottom for the Bottomless.  The second edition has the sailboat which is the art for Strangely in Love, one of my personal favorites. The team at Deko Entertainment have gone the extra mile with promotions, and it’s been an incredible ride.  Hope to play these new songs in person as soon as touring returns.”

Bouchard’s manager, Jeff Keller, added, “we have been so pleased with the fan and critic response for this album. I feel that it is Joe’s best solo work to date, and the people are loving it”.

Joe has also recorded a series of videos giving you a song by song look at “Strange Legends”, stop by and check out “The Stories Behind the Songs” on the Deko Entertainment YouTube channel.

View here: https://tinyurl.com/yapsz8nx

Also, be sure to check out the video for the second single off of the album, “She’s a Legend”, written by Joe and sci-fi writer John Shirley (The Crow, Deep Space Nine).  John has dozens of books, screenplays in his catalog and often writes lyrics for the current Blue Öyster Cult.

View here: https://tinyurl.com/y56hwhqy

This new pressing and additional bundles (while supplies last), can be ordered via: https://tinyurl.com/y937dqoe

Bundle Includes:

– One (1) Joe Bouchard – Strange Legends (Autographed) CD
– One (1) Joe Bouchard – Signature Guitar Pick
– One (1) Joe Bouchard – Strange Legend (Autographed) Poster
– One (1) Joe Bouchard – Strange Legends Shirt
– One (1) RockHeart Records – Cowbell (Autographed)

“Strange Legends” Tracklist:

1. The African Queen
2. Forget About Love
3. Walk of Fame
4. Hit and Run
5. Racin’ Thru the Desert
6. She’s a Legend
7. All Day and all of the Night
8. Once Upon a Time at the Border
9. Bottom for the Bottomless
10. Strangely in Love
11. Winter

www.joebouchard.com
www.dekoentertainment.com

STAN BUSH – NEW ALBUM in NOVEMBER…

PRESS RELEASE:

Legendary Emmy Award winning recording artist and AOR/Melodic Rock icon STAN BUSH to release his brand new studio album, entitled ‘DARE TO DREAM‘, on November 20th, 2020 via Cargo Records UK.

Track Listing:
1. BORN TO FIGHT
2. DARE TO DREAM
3. THE TIMES OF YOUR LIFE
4. A DREAM OF LOVE
5. THE 80’S
6. LIVE AND BREATHE
7. HEAT OF ATTACK
8. DREAM BIG
9. TRUE BELIEVER
10. NEVER GIVE UP
11. HOME

The album was produced by Holger Fath.

Shadow Tribe – “Reality Unveiled” set for release in November….

PRESS RELEASE:

ALTARIA/STARGAZERY bass player Marko Pukkila has joined forces with ex-CELESTY/SPIRITUS MORTIS/MASQUERAGE frontman Kimmo Perämäki in a new band called SHADOW TRIBE. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by Simo Pirttimaa on guitars and Petri Heinonen (King Satan) on drums, has signed a worldwide record deal with Pride & Joy Music who will release the group’s debut album “Reality Unveiled” on November 13th, 2020.


SHADOW TRIBE is a melodic metal group from Finland. The band is driven forward and managed by Altaria/ Stargazery bass player Marko Pukkila, who is well known within the industry. He has been around the European rock scene for over two decades and played on almost 40 different releases incl. work with musicians like Vinny Appice, Kee Marcello, AJ Pero, Frankie Banali, Rowan Robertson, Ryan Roxie just to name a few.

Track list:
1. Splinters Of A Hologram
2. Christaromancy
3. Headstrong
4. Speck Of Sawdust
5. Connection
6. A World Taken Hostage
7. Many Tears To Go
8. We Weren’t There
9. Stolen Fate
10. Instant Heaven

“Reality Unveiled” was produced by SHADOW TRIBE between 2018 and 2020; and mixed and mastered by singer Kimmo Perämäki who also mixed and mastered the latest Stargazery album and created the SHADOW TRIBE artwork.

SHADOW TRIBE is:
Kimmo Perämäki – vocals
Simo Pirttimaa – guitars
Marko Pukkila – bass
Petri Heinonen – drums

EAST TEMPLE AVENUE – Debut album in November…

All star project EAST TEMPLE AVENUE has set November 27th for the release their debut album called “Both Sides of Midnight”.

East Temple Avenue are:

Robbie LaBlanc – Lead Vocals
Darren Phillips – Rhythm Guitar
Dennis Butabi Borg – Bass
Philip Lindstrand – Lead Guitar
Dan Skeed – Synth/Lead Rhythm
Herman Furin – Drums

Here’s a bite…

ATLAS – New clip released…

British Melodic Metallers ATLAS released their new video “Human Touch” out of their second album called “Parallel Love” set for release on September 25th on AOR Heaven.

Track list: 1. The Fever, 2. Without You, 3. In Your Head, 4. Weathered Heart, 5. Human Touch, 6. Dare To Love, 7. Falling Out Of Love, 8. Early Warning, 9. We Are The Fire, 10. Beyond The Limit, 11. Here With You “Parallel Love” is the second album by British Melodic Rock band ATLAS. Writing sessions for “Parallel Love” started shortly after the band’s 2019 tour with Midnite City and Age of Reflection, with the band spending much longer on the demo process than for their previous album, polishing their ideas through the autumn and winter of 2019. This resulted in 11 tracks that the band felt were more concise and stronger than previous efforts. The band chose to pursue a heavier edge for the album production, while staying true to their Melodic Rock and AOR roots. The album line-up consists of Craig Wells (Vocals), Howie Little (Guitar), James Thorley (Keyboards), Chris Redfearn (Bass) and Ryan Briggs (Drums). James Thorley took on the role of producer and recording engineer, with Christoffer Borg (Art Nation, Taste) once again taking over the role of mixing and mastering. The five-piece chose to work with AOR Heaven again for the world-wide release of “Parallel Love” due to the successful working relationship for their previous release “In Pursuit Of Memory”. “Parallel Love” explores complicated and difficult themes in relationships that arenʼt often touched on in traditional AOR, while still exploring the highs and lows of what love brings to life. “Human Touch” showcases the physical side of love with no strings attached, while “Here With You” is a declaration of love lyrically and musically with the band showcasing a string ensemble for the album’s finale. These parallel themes are intended to tie the album together lyrically. “Weathered Heart” celebrates a new love after the turmoils of previous relationships, while “Falling Out Of Love” deals with pursuing love for the wrong reasons. https://www.facebook.com/atlasprojectuk

Video directed by Samuel Andrew Fenton

Video produced by Fenton Visuals

http://www.fentonvisuals.com