Coming March 12, 2021, a double dose of TEN/Gary Hughes releases in the form of a new solo album, “Waterside” AND a best of collection, “Decades” from Hughes. More details and first single from the new solo album coming on January 20th. Stay tuned….
1. All At Once It Feels Like I Believe 2. Electra- Glide 3. Lay Down 4. The Runaway Damned 5. Screaming In The Half Light 6. Waterside 7. Video Show 8. Save My Soul 9. Seduce Me 10. When Love Is Done
CD1 1. First Light 2. Wrecking Machine 3. Perfect Ten 4. In Your Eyes 5. Veritas 6. Dragon Island Cathedral 7. The Night The Love Died 8. This Thing Of Beauty 9. Seducer 10. Look At The Rain 11. It Must Be Love 12. We Walk With Angels 13. Heart Of A Woman 14. The Everlasting Light 15. Precious Ones
CD2 1. Blonde Angel 93’ 2. I Won’t Break Your Heart 3. Give My Love A Try 4. The Colors Of My Life 5. Divided We Fall 6. All I Want Is You 7. Wide Awake In Dreamland 8. There By The Grace Of The Gods (Go I) 9. Lies 10. The Miracle Is You 11. Be My Fantasy Tonight 12. This Time 13. Synchronicity 14. All Fall Down
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 Powerwolf, Steel Panther and U.D.O.
With six studio albums and various chart entries (#7 on the German album charts with Ecstasy ), 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
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!
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.
UK melodic power metal band, SORCERESS OF SIN, have announced the release of their debut album ‘Mirrored Revenge‘ on November 27th, 2020. The album was produced and mixed by Tom Maclean (Haken, To-Mera, Psion) at Twelve Tone Studios.
1. Vixen Of Virtue 2. Multifaceted Survival 3. Mirrored Revenge 4. Wicked Distortion 5. Splintered Shard 6. Aradia 7. Echoes Of Existence 8. Parallel Lies 9. Cold Carnality 10. Empyre Of Stones
“SORCERESS OF SIN‘s debut album is fun yet driving and twists and turns in all directions. Should definitely appeal to fans of bands similar to Iron Maiden, Firewind and Helloween.“
“Vocalist Lisa Skinner sounds like a cross between Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske at times! Whilst doing some pretty good Halford, Tate and Dickinson impressions to boot.“
SORCERESS OF SIN is:
Lisa Skinner – Vocals Constantine Kanakis – Guitars Paul Skinner – Drums Topher O’Meagher – Bass (ex Gehitka) Tom Maclean – Bass, Orchestral Backing
Swedish heavy metal band LION’S SHARE has made a new song available on streaming services and digital service providers.
“In these strange days of Covid-19, we feel the time is right to give you a song with a positive touch. This is a song about you deciding your own destiny and that you can achieve whatever you want if you never give up, never take shit and believe in yourself,” says LION’S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson.
In late 2018, LION’S SHARE released a new five-track EP, plus its complete catalog – remastered with new artwork – on streaming services and digital service providers for the first time. The band have since released a few more digital singles, some of which will and some of which won’t end up on the forthcoming full-length album.
LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says: “We had big plans for 2020, with a new album and everything. We had just done our first couple of live shows in many years this past March in Germany when the Covid-19 put stop to it all.”
Both Johansson and Chriss remark that they have always worked very well together, and at this point it feels the most natural to keep LION’S SHARE as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed.
The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISS, Megadeth, King Diamond, HammerFall, Symphony X, Chimaira, Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen band, Candlemass, etc. Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Opeth, Symphony X, Amon Amarth) – Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (Roxette, Europe, Glenn Hughes etc).
LION’S SHARE band have toured with bands like Motörhead, Manowar, DIO, Saxon, Iced Earth, Nevermore, U.D.O. (ex-Accept), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and have played many of the major rock and metal festivals.
CREDITS: Nils Patrik Johansson – vocals Lars Chriss – guitar Andy Loos – bass Nils Fredrik Johansson – drums Kay Backlund – keyboards Produced and mixed by: Lars Chriss – for www.noterious.eu Mastered by: Mike Lind – for www.noterious.eu Artwork by: Carl-André Beckston – for www.noterious.eu Video by: Niklas Nieminen – for “The man with the hat”
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.
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.
– 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