The new album from British progsters THRESHOLD is called “Dividing Lines” and is set for release on November 18th via Nuclear Blast.
The band states : “A collection of cautionary tales, Dividing Lines is best described as ‘Legends’ darker, moodier older brother'” ……..
and here’s a bite of it…..
Richard West comments on the song: “”Silenced is about how we seem to be heading towards less voices, less artists, less venues, less platforms where everyone can be heard. People seem so scared to speak out or debate anything anymore. I know I sound old but I miss the good old days! When freedom of speech goes then society is lost.””
Watch this space at 2pm BST / 3pm CST for another surprise we have in store for today!
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Brand new album from Page 99 called “For imagination’s sake” is out now.
The second album from classic-sounding Yacht Rock and West Coast artist Page 99 features a stellar cast of musicians including Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Peter Friestedt, Paul Pesco, Russ Fitzpatrick, Duane Allen Harlick, Colton Weatherston Andrea Di Puccio, Chip Kipps, Carlos Severiche, Bill Salisbury, and Chase Baird.
Have a bite below …..
Check out the new cover from ERIK GRÖNWALL ….crank it up!
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.
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”.
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AOR/Melodic Rockers East Temple Avenue premiered their new single called “Wonderful”.
Check it out and feel free to share it with friends 🙂
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
Official videoclip and single called “Flesh and blood” out of the forthcoming selftitled album from Jimmy Barnes is available on his YTChannel.
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The first advance single out of four in total, “Point Of No Return”, from Swedish Rock act ALTZI is unleashed today on all digital platforms in English and in Spanish, and be followed by three more advance singles and one EP later in the year.
The line-up on this track is compound by some of the finest contemporary Melodic Rock/ Hard Rock musicians and song-writers, i.e. Rick Altzi (lead & backing Vocals), Peter Alpenborg (rhythm guitars & keyboards), Nalle Påhlsson (bass), Kevin Kott (drums), Olaf Lenk (lead guitar), Ulrick Lönnqvist (backing vocals), Victor Ohlsson (backing vocalsand Teresia Svensson (backing vocals).
ALTZI’s debut album entitled “All Eyes On Me” is scheduled for a release in early 2022 via the artist’s own label RA Music!
RICK ALTZI is an artist from Helsingborg, Sweden who started to play bass at the age of 14. He was a member in various tribute and original bands until 2004 and switched over to the microphone in 2005. His first album as vocalist saw the light of day in the year 2007 with the band AT VANCE. Since then, he has worked with a lot of outstanding musicians from bands such as Helloween, Accept, King Diamond, Pain Of Salvation, etc..
In 2020, Rick Altzi started to work on his first solo album under the moniker of ALTZI. Rick Altzi also is writing and recording with the bands Masterplan, Gathering Of Kings and Herman Frank.
On a day when melodic rock fans heyheys to the rip-off riffs and sounds alike/wannabies, Real Artists keeps up the real music and release this gem in your FACE!
Do a favor to your ears and listen to this beauty!
91 Suite are:
Lead Vocal: Jesús Espín
Guitars and Backing Vocals: Paco Cerezo
Bass: Antonio Muñoz
Guitars and Backing Vocals: Iván Gonzalez
Keyboard and Backing Vocals: Daniel Morata
Drum: David Koto