Norwegian all-star melodic metal act NERGARD is taking a break from recording the upcoming third album to pay tribute to the late Tony Mills (Shy, TNT). Mills, who sadly passed away on September 18, 2019 after battling cancer, was a legend in the melodic rock scene.
“I wanted to pay tribute to my friend Tony who was a great inspiration to me and an essential part of the Nergard camp during the early years,” says band leader Andreas Nergård. “I miss his unique songwriting skills, incredible voice and warmhearted personality. I wanted to celebrate his great career by covering one of the songs from Shy. I chose one of the deep cuts from the album Excess All Areas, called ‘Under Fire.’ The
song fits Nergard immensely and I am really proud of the version we did.”
For this tribute Andreas enlisted some top-notch vocalists; Nils K. Rue from Pagan’s Mind and Mathias Molund Indergård from Mindtech. Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen, Thaurorod) made his guitar debut with Nergard, handling both rhythm and lead guitars. Joining him on lead guitar is Stig Nergård (Tellus Requiem). The bass was handled by Victor Borge, who played with Tony Mills in TNT. Choir arrangements were made by David Åkesson (Qauentice) while Andreas himself handled the drums as always.
“I am so happy to have enlisted all these great musicians to join me in this tribute to the great Tony Mills,” Andreas comments. “All proceeds will go to Tony’s Children’s Cancer Cause. Tony said that no child should have to suffer like he did and I wholeheartedly support this cause.”
Canadian melodic rocker ROB MORATTI (voice of Final Frontier, Saga, Rage of Angels, Rob Moratti) will return in October with his new solo album called “PARAGON”.
More to be announced…..
IMPERIUM (the MIKA BRUSHANE PROJECT) released a clip for the track “Love won’t let you go” out of their forthcoming release (soon tba). On the track appear Robbie LaBlanc (Fury / Blanc Faces / Find Me and many more) and Stefano Lionetti from Lionville.
Melodic rockers LANESLIDE has made available on YTube a demo version from the 2016 recording sessions of the, never released so far, 2nd album LS2!
Laneslide’s line up:
Frank Vestry – Vocals
Bruno Kraler – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Lino Gonzalez – Guitars
John Billings – Bass Guitar
Dominik Hülshorst – Drums
Michael Bormann – Backing Vocals
Brand new single from ARGI (Dani Argilés Melodic Rock Project) called “Start Living” is released and available on ARGI’s YouTube Official Channel.
The single was written and recorded during the lockdown days.
* Mixed by Iván González (91 Suite/Secret).
**Follw ARGI on Facebook
Swedish AORsters WILDNESS have recorded and released a clip cover on Gary Moore’s classic track “Out in the fields” and you can check it HERE 🙂
LeBrock is back with one of their most stirring tracks to date on “Hollow.” Throwing the rose-colored glasses out the window, “Hollow” takes an honest look at the world and delivers a striking vision of life through the duo’s remarkable songwriting style. Rugged guitar riffs and shimmering synth tones combine to provide the perfect backdrop to a hook-heavy vocal delivery that will leave you humming long after the song ends. “Hollow” is out now on all platforms from independent synthwave label FiXT Neon.
Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams and Peter Friestedt have released their new album “2” Listen to the album here ….
Champlin Williams Friestedt consists of renowned TOTO singer Joseph Williams, composer of film and drama scores and can also be heard in Disney’s animated feature film “The Lion King” as the singing voice of adult Simba.
Teaming up with none other than Bill Champlin formerly of the legendary band Chicago and critically acclaimed guitarist, producer and recording artist Peter Friestedt, the album “II” also includes contributions from vocalist, Michael McDonald, drummer John JR Robinson (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones), Randy Goodrum (Toto, Chicago), Tamara Champlin and Polar price 2020 winner Diane Warren among many others.
With the TOTO haunting “10 Miles” to the CHICAGO sounding ballad “Between The Lines” and the soulflavoured “Love In The World” to the straight forward rock track “Runaway Dancer” this album really takes you on a neverending journey.
Kansas released a lyric video for the new single “Memories Down the Line” taken from their upcoming album.