The wait is over, KENNY LECKREMO (ex H.E.A.T) is back with a New SOLO album called “Kenny Leckremo’s SPECTRA” set for release on OCTOBER 19th.
The first single out of the album called “10 years” it’s already out and available in all major platforms. (check for more HERE).
Australian AORsters White Widdow announced the release of their new album through the band’s facebook page.
Tha band stated: “The upcoming fifth White Widdow album “Victory” will be released in Europe & UK on October 26th 2018 on the AOR Heaven Label.”
2. Fight For Love
3. Second Hand Heart
4. Late Night Liason
5. Danced In The Moonlight
6. Love And Hate
7. Reach Up
10. Run And Hide.
HANK ERIX, the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON, has released a new single and music video for ‘Fortune Hunter‘, the track is taken of his first solo album ‘Nothing But Trouble‘, to be out on October 5th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK.
As Hank reveals: “They say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love. These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will”.
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mats Ericsson at BoomBridge Studios. Recorded at BoomBridge Studios & Erix Music & Production Studios. Executive Producer – HANK ERIX.
1. Turn To Darkness
2. Last Chance To Love
3. Fortune Hunter
4. Way To Go
6. Affair Of The Heart
9. Giving Up On Love
10. For The Restless & The Young
Hank Erix – Lead & Backing vocals
Michael Palace – Lead Guitars & Backing vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui – Bass
Daniel Johansson – Rhythm Guitars
Mats Ericsson – Drums
Micke Jansson – Keyboard / Synth
Linnea Vikström – Lead vocals & Backing vocals on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Alexander Hagman – Lead guitar on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Sam Söderlind – Guitar solo on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Michael Palace – Additional guitars on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Victor Lundberg – Backing vocals on ‘Shadowdance’
Listen to the new single entitled “Breathe with me” from DYNAZTY. Their new album called “FIRESIGN” is set for release on September 28th from AFM RECORDS.
AFM Website: http://www.afm-records.de AFM Webshop: http://www.shop.afm-records.de
Follow Dynazty! http://www.dynazty.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dynaztyband/
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of that classic album prompting James Kottak to revive Kingdom Come. Along with original members Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Johnny B. Frank, a tour to commemorate the success of the band and album is born. Original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate in the tour, but wishes the rest of the guys all the success and best in the world! Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to fill that large void, “but is definitely up to the job” according to the band members.
Guitarist Danny Stag says, “…we all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It’s like a miracle that this is finally happening!” Bassist Johnny B. Frank adds, “It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. Grateful to Rock another day!!!”
Kingdom Come will tour in 2018 – 2019 performing their debut album in its entirety (when headlining) along with music from their second album In Your Face.
KINGDOM COME 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Thursday Sept. 27 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
Saturday Sept. 29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Wednesday Oct. 3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go-Go
Friday Oct. 5 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
Saturday Oct. 6 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Thursday Oct. 11 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
Wednesday Oct. 17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
Thursday Oct. 18 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Sunday Oct. 21 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Tuesday Oct. 23 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck Brewpub
***more dates to be added
VISIT KINGDOM COME ONLINE:
www.KingdomComeBand.com (current lineup)
Eunomia is a Power Metal band from Norway formed in 2011 by Peter Danielsen. The group released a demo EP called “Crystal Sword” in 2013, and started writing and recording the debut album “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” in 2016. After two years in the making, the record is finally ready to be unleashed.
It is set place in the fantasy world of Valley Doom and Eunomia created by the two brothers Marius and Peter Danielsen. The band invited several guests to help tell the story of Eunomia. With musicians such as Alessandro Conti from Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Twilight Force, Henning Basse from Firewind and Victor Smolski (Almanac, ex Rage), they have created an epic and cinematic concept album. The full cast is found in the attached pdf. “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” was produced by the Danielsen brothers in Ålesund, Norway.
Tracklist: 1. Hold On Tight, 2. Believe In Me 3. Should Have Listened To My Heart, 4. As Long As You Want Me, 5. Out Of This World, 6. Miss Wonderful, 7. Have You Got What It Takes, 8. I Do Not Want To See You Cry, 9. Hearts On Fire, 10. Beautiful Secret, 11. Five Years After, 12. Standing Tall United
Australian melodic rockers The Radio Sun have done it again with their new album ‘Beautiful Strange’! With the band’s debut album released in 2014, this will be the fifth album in five years!
The Radio Sun have worked very hard to build up their following by touring all over the world in support of each and every release. Performances in Japan, Europe, United States, United Kingdom and their home country Australia has showed the band’s ability to rise. The Radio Sun are the first band to ever play Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest U.K four times in a row, whilst also having played at Melodic Rock Fest on four different occasions.
The four piece group is fronted by the charismatic Jason Old on lead vocals, guitar slinger Stevie Janevski, bassist Anthony Wong & drummer Gilbert Annese. With all four members singing backing vocals, the boys delve into layered vocal harmonies reminiscent of the classics – Queen, The Sweet & Def Leppard. This is not to say that they don’t have their own sound. The Radio Sun have great unique hooks in their songs. The new album is another progression for the band, with songs like ‘Hold On Tight’ and ‘Miss Wonderful’ grooving like never before. ‘As Long As You Want Me’ and ‘Five Years After’ are both melodic bliss, boosted by a great production by Paul Laine (solo, The Defiants) and mastering by Bruno Ravel (Danger Danger, The Defiants).
The Radio Sun is feel good music and sounds just as strong acoustic or electric. Last year the boys performed acoustic shows in Japan and this year saw The Radio Sun invited to play the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival.
Produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants) and mastered by Bruno Ravel (Danger Danger, The Defiants)
AMRS APPROVED: 8 / 10
DeVicious are an international Hard Rock band based in Germany. The band has so far released five video clips, and “Never Say Never” now marks their first physical release which was set for a release to August 24th, 2018 on Pride & Joy Music.
Tracklist: 1. Everything, 2. Penthouse Floor, 3. One Track In Mind, 4. Lullaby, 5. A Night To Remember, 6. Crying In The Rain, 7. Calling Angels, 8. Hand In Hand, 9. Never Say Never, 10. The Silence
Founded in 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany by six long time musician friends who in the past have performed and recorded with Andi Deris Band, Chryztyne, Umbra Et Imgao and Zar, the group has the intention to play 80’s type of Hard Rock.
The group consists of Alex Frey (bass, song-writing, production), Radivoj Petrovic (lead guitar), Gisbert Royder (rhythm guitar), Denis Kunz (keyboards), Lars Nippa (drums), and Serbian singer Zoran Sandorov aka Mister Sanders. After the release of the first videos for the tracks ““Everything” and “Penthouse Floor” in early 2018, the band toured in Germany together with the bands Xtasy and Ammunition in March 2018. In December 2018, DeVicious will again hit the road as support for none other than US Hard Rock legends Hardline. Album No.2 already is in the making.
Live with Xtasy & Hardline: 06.12.2018 D-Hamburg, Logo; 07.12.2018 Bochum, Rockpalast; 08.12.2018 D-Mörlenbach, Live Music Hall, 09.12.2018 D-Munich, Backstage Club Web: http://www.deviciousband.com
AMRS APPROVED : 7.9 / 10
Swedish melodic rockers TASTE will release their 2nd album called “Moral Decay” on August 31st from AOR HEAVEN.
With 13 brand new tracks TASTE bring some fresh air to the melodic rock scene with a fine crafted album where you can easily hear the “skandirock-mark”. However, the Borg brothers tries to give a personal note in every track with some great guitar solos and vocal lines which makes you sing along even if you don’t know the words.
1. On the run,
4. On my shoulder,
5. Rainbow warrior,
6. The fire inside,
8. Moral Decay,
9. My own worst enemy,
10. Lost in myself,
11. We are back,
12. Sixteen years,
13. More than a thousand charades
TASTE was born on the day before new year’s eve 2009, when the two brothers, Christoffer and Felix Borg decided to make music together. The vision was to make classic 80s AOR, greatly inspired by FM, Giant and Strangeways.
Signing a deal with AOR Heaven, the self-titled album was released January 2013. The album received a lot of good reviews for their classic keyboard driven sound. After doing a few live performances the brothers joined ART NATION. During this Time, Christoffer started study to become a music producer and they decided to leave TASTE aside until there was enough time to do it properly.
After a four year hiatus the brothers finally found the time to work together again. With a brand new single, ”We Are Back ”, released on their own, they signed a new deal with AOR Heaven, and in August 2018 they’ll release their highly anticipated second album, ” Moral Decay ”.
“Moral Decay” is recorded and mixed at Top Floor Studios, Gothenburg, by Christoffer Borg (Anthrax, Amaranthe, Danko Jones). The album is mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica).
Christoffer Borg – Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass and Synth
Felix Borg – Drums, Bass, Clean & Acoustic Guitars and Synth
AMRS APPROVED: 8.5 / 10
Steve Overland, the voice of the mighty FM, is part of a new melodic rock project called Groundbreaker. Selftitled debut album will be released in September this year through Frontiers Music Srl.
Mr. Overland states:
“I’m so pleased to announce the launch of a new project through Frontiers Music SRL, featuring Robert Sall, Herman Furin, Nalle Pahlsson and Alessandro Del Vecchio
“Groundbreaker”. The first release, “Over My Shoulder”, can be viewed at the link below and you can follow us on our official Facebook page.
We hope you like what you hear, we are very proud of the result….. ”
Norwegian melodic heavy rock/metal band, BIG CITY, have released a music video for ‘Running For Your Life‘, the track is taken of their second album ‘Big City Life‘, due out as a double CD digipack including their 2013 debut album ‘Wintersleep‘ on June 22nd, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. BIG CITY features members of Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Withem, Maraton and Memoria Avenue.
The video was edited by Jim Evgenidis at Icon Filmworx Studios.
‘Big City Life‘ Tracklist:
1. Midnight Train
2. Innocence Of A Kill
4. Fire And Stone
5. Too Late
6. The Last Sleep
8. Love Break The Heart
9. Harbor Of Tears
10. Will You Be Gone
On August 10th the German metal a-cappella masters VAN CANTO will release their seventh studio album: Trust in Rust.
Since 2006 they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of seven members, Trust in Rust covers a wide stylistic range from melodic to bombastic, showcasing their own takes on ballads, hard rock ballbreakers and speed metal anthems. Covers, ranging from Helloween’s “Ride the Sky” (feat. Kai Hansen) to AC/DC`s “Hells Bells”, give listeners a completely fresh glimpse at the vocal crew. The sound of Trust in Rust reflects their varied experiences on the road with unbroken power and passion for the human voice in heavy metal.
The band on the new album:
“If you release 7 albums in 12 years you aren’t able to rust. Nevertheless the new album is rougher and more metal. It’s a composite work of all 7 band members, full of new ideas but without losing the good old VAN CANTO style. We are still excited about what we are doing and believe in ourselves – trust in rust!”
- Back in the Lead
- Trust in Rust
- Ride the Sky (feat. Kai Hansen)
- Desert Snake
- Darkest Days
- Hells Bells
- Heading Home
CD 2: Best Of – Orchestral Versions:
- The Mission (Orchestral Version)
- Rain (Orchestral Version)
- Hero (Orchestral Version)
- Take to the Sky (Orchestral Version)
- Water Fire Heaven Earth (Orchestral Version)
- My Voice (Orchestral Version)
- If I Die in Battle (Orchestral Version)
- The Higher Flight (Orchestral Version)
- Unholy (Orchestral Version)
- The Other Ones (Orchestral Version)
German heavy metal legend GRAVE DIGGER just unveiled the title of their upcoming studio album: It is entitled The Living Dead and will be released on September 14th via Napalm Records.
Since their founding back in 1980, GRAVE DIGGER have been leaders in the German heavy metal scene. They created their very own version of Teutonic heavy music – albums like Heavy Metal Breakdown, Witch Hunter or Tunes Of War became classics in the scene. Now the band will return with another face smashing album followed by a big run of shows throughout Europe!
GRAVE DIGGER will hit the road again in 2019 with a series of headliner appearances on their “Tour Of The Living Dead” opening in Hannover, Germany on January 11th and finishing in Tel Aviv, Israel on February 9th. See the full list of dates below.
Tour Of The Living Dead 2018
w/ Burning Witches
11.01.19 DE – Hannover / MusikZentrum
12.01.19 DE – Andernach / JUZ Live Club
13.01.19 CH – Pratteln / Z7
14.01.19 DE – München / Backstage
15.01.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
16.01.19 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
17.01.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche
18.01.19 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
19.01.19 DE – Neuruppin / Kulturhaus Neuruppin
20.01.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
22.01.19 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
23.01.19 DE – Berlin / Lido
24.01.19 DE – Bamberg / Live Musik Club
25.01.19 DE – Regensburg/Obertraublingen / Eventhalle-Airport
26.01.19 DE – Memmingen / Kaminwerk
27.01.19 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
28.01.19 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
29.01.19 UK – London / The Underworld
30.01.19 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
31.01.19 FR – France TBA
01.02.19 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
02.02.19 ES – Madrid / Mon Live
03.02.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
09.02.19 IL – Tel Aviv / Gagarin Club
GRAVE DIGGER are:
Chris Boltendahl – Vocals
Axel Ritt – Guitar
Jens Becker – Bass
Stefan Arnold – Drums
Marcus Kniep – Keyboards
POWERWOLF – Germany’s most successful band have just released the official music video for their new very first song “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend”. The song is taken from the new album The Sacrament Of Sin which will be released worldwide on July 20th 2018 via Napalm Records.
Melodic metal masters KAMELOT have released the official music video for the track “Amnesiac” from their brand new chart breaking album The Shadow Theory!
KAMELOT mastermind Thomas Youngblood explains:”We are constantly recieving tons of information from all directions and it is telling us how to be, what to do and what to want… So is the reality we are navigating every day even real?… That’s a question we all might wanna ask ourselves from time to time…”
Swedish melodic hardrockers, COLDSPELL, have released a music video for ‘It Hurts‘, the track is taken from their latest album, ‘A New World Arise’. The song is a single version (intro shortened) and the video was shot at the Rock City Stockholm Festival in April 28th, capturing the band making a live performance.
With three albums released so far the wait is over. Coldspell are ready to strike again with the brand new album titled “A New World Arise”. This is stunning recording that features 12 new songs of epic proportions and it’s going to put ColdSpell firmly on the map. This is Scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order !
Niclas Svedentorp – Vocals
Michael Larsson – Guitars
Chris Goldsmith – Bass
Per Johansson – Drums
Hard rock legend DEE SNIDER just released the official music video for the new track “Tomorrow’s No Concern” of his upcoming album For The Love Of Metal.
DEE SNIDER on his new single:
“Tomorrow’s No Concern” is the perfect first single off of my new album “For the Love of Metal”. Lyrically it’s about me living for today, not in the past. So many people waste their lives away remembering the “glory days”. While I am proud of all that I’ve done, I’m more interested and excited about what is happening now. In the song I urge the listener to do the same; live in the moment and don’t let the past – good, bad or indifferent – or what might or might not happen in the future ever slow you down!”
For The Love Of Metal was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow).
DEE SNIDER on the release:
“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”
Jamey Jasta comments:
“I’m so happy and proud to have been a part of this project, Dee Snider is an American original, there is no other voice like his on earth, his power and passion really shine through on this album. Metal brings us all together and with Dee still at the forefront, it’s a great time to be a fan of heavy music!”
Howard Jones states:
“To be given the chance to write for AND sing with Dee Snider, one of the men responsible for shaping heavy music as it is today, is an absolute honor. The voice, the mind, the swagger…the man is one of a kind.”
Alissa White-Gluz comments:
“I am honored and humbled to sing alongside such a truly unique and talented soul. I love that Dee Snider has continued to shock people for decades just by being himself. I can’t wait for everyone to hear our duet! It was no easy task matching up to Dee’s level of vocal prowess but I washappy to accept the challenge and I’m in love with the results!”
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. I am The Hurricane
4. American Made
5. Roll Over You
6. I’m Ready
7. Running Mazes
9. Become The Storm
10. The Hardest Way
11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)
12. For The Love of Metal
02.07.18 IL – Tel Aviv
03.08. – 04.08.2018 SE – Rejmyre / Skogsröjet Festival
10.08. – 12.08.2018 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz Metal Festival
More Dates Coming Soon!
Legendary hard rockers MASS will release their new album called “When 2 worlds collide” on May 25th from Escape Music.
Just Can’t Deny (3:56)
Only A Dream (4:15)
Falling In Love (4:56)
Second Hand Rose (5:06)
Turn it Over (4:08)
Revenge for the Maiden (3:36)
Some Time Ago (4:35)
Stand Alone (4:01)
Time Marches On (4:52)
When 2 Worlds Collide (5:47)
Mixed and mastered by Brian J Anthony for Escape Music Ltd.
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
Artwork by: Nello Dell’Omo
Boston’s hard rock legends Mass have had numerous accomplishments over the years but most notably is the selling of over half a million albums worldwide!
Mass are legends in the USA and have a good strong following in Europe where they have released eight studio albums on labels such as A&M, RCA, Enigma and of course Escape Music. They have worked with such producers as Tom Allom (Judas Priest), Jon Mathias (Joe Cocker), Tony Platt (Cheap Trick / Led Zep) and Michael Sweet (Stryper) who has also contributed to this very release. They have toured with Scorpions, Cinderella, Molly Hatchet, Tesla, The Ramones, Kix, Vince Neil to name but a few….
Mass first started recording music in the early eighties and since then have released 7 studio recordings and with “When 2 Worlds Collide” this will be their 8th studio album. Their music can only be described as Melodic Hard Rock of the highest order; they certainly have a pedigree in this type of music and they hail from Boston too, home of the band of the very same name! In fact Louis from Mass has sung on the Boston album “Love, Life and Hope”.
Mass are an institution and if you are still unfamiliar with their music then this is a time to put things right. This new album is riddled with classic tunes that every melodic hard rock fan would want to hear if you love the hard edged US rock sound. These guys are the best in their field, go and check them out…
Louis St August – Lead & Backing Vocals
Gene D’Itria – Guitars
Joey “Vee” Vadala – Drums & Percussion
Michael Palumbo – Bass & Vocals
Jeremy Heussi – all keyboards, strings, etc / Michael Sweet – lead solo “Stand Alone”
Brian J Anthony: Mandolin, Acoustic Guitars, and Keyboards on Second Hand Rose
AMRS APPROVED: 9.5/10
2. Crown Of Thorns,
3. Dying For Love,
4. Feel The Heat (Cobra soundtrack),
7. The Awakening (Shocker – Wes Craven),
8. Missing The Young Days,
9. Hike It Uo,
10. Secret Jesus,
11. Rock Ready (EA/MTV Rock Band Game),
12. The One,
13. Voodo Queen,
14. Standing On The Corner For Ya (2017 single version, as performed on The Wendy Williams TV show)
AOR HEAVEN is currently gearing up to release the first of two retrospective albums highlighting the music of Jean Beauvoir beginning in the summer of 2018. Jean Beauvoir: Rock Masterpieces Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 feature songs from his solo career including his International multi-platinum debut “Drums Along the Mohawk” album, from his band Crown Of Thorns, his band Voodoo X, which also made music and video history, some fan favorites and a couple of unreleased singles which are a part of several soon to be released projects. AOR HEAVEN will begin releasing his follow up album Jean Beauvoir” Rock Masterpieces Vol. 2 by the end of 2018, beginning of 2019. The songs on both albums will be remastered.
Beauvoir is also working with best selling British author Simon Cox (Cracking The Da Vinci Code) on a new book which will capture his storied career in music and entertainment. The iconic Blonde Mohawk of Jean Beauvoir has been an ongoing major influence on US and International pop culture in music, sports, film and TV; including several cartoons; influences that are still being seen and heard today. As a member of the Plasmatics, the most outrageous, controversial, successful Punk band ever and a longtime songwriter and producer for the Ramones, hailed as the greatest Punk band in the world, Jean Beauvoir is forever linked to two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. He was a member of the Plasmatics during their most successful and revolutionary time in music and is the only member of the Plasmatics who went onto a successful solo, production and writing career with over 40-million records sold to date and featured on over 240 albums.
Music from his solo debut album ‘Drums Along the Mohawk’ was hand picked by Sylvester Stallone for the film Cobra which led to Beauvoir making a deal with Al Teller (President of Paramount Pictures). Through working closely with Branson, Stallone and Teller, Cobra received the highest advertising budget for a Hollywood film to date at the time featuring the single “Feel the Heat” as its title track.
Since Cobra, music by Jean Beauvoir has been featured in other well known, successful films throughout his career including Pet Sematary (Stephen King). He has continued writing (and/or) producing hits with other artist’s such as KISS, Lionel Ritchie, Desmond Child and others; more recently with Korean Superstar Jonghyun of the K-pop super group Shinee whose single “Crazy Guilty Pleasure” hit #1 on Billboard’s World Album Charts (U.S.), #1 on iTunes (Worldwide) and topped the charts across Asia.
Today, the Plasmatics and the Ramones are hailed as two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. They are the original O.G. Punks and the Godfather’s and Grand Dame (Wendy O. Williams) of Punk & Metal. Today, Jean Beauvoir is also recognized as “One of the Most Influential Black Rockers of All Time” by Guitar World Magazine and is one of the most successful bass guitarists in American music.
The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2002) and honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2011). The Plasmatics are featured in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame (2017). Jean Beauvoir continues to write, record and produce solo projects as well as collaborate with other artist’s in various genres, while staying active in film and television projects both as an actor and/or executive producer. He is currently working with American author Bill Doyle and world class illustrator Nicola Anderson on a children’s book to be released soon. Jean Beauvoir is a producer of the ground breaking film “The Killer’s Requiem” set for release in 2019 and is currently reviewing several scripts submitted for future film roles while finalizing other projects set for release in 2018/2019.