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
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
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!
TOMI MALM’s new project will be released next October 15 (pre-orders now open).
The album features Toto’s STEVE LUKATHER, VINNIE COLAIUTA, SIMON PHILLIPS, LUIS CONTE, ERIC MARIENTHAL, BRANDON FIELDS and TIM PIERCE, among others. Vocals provided by RANDY GOODRUM, OLE BORUD, BILL CANTOS, FRANK ADAHL, MARILYN SCOTT and more.
Fresh from their debut single release, ‘Broken Wings‘, UK/Swiss duo, Band of Hearts, return with the release of their new single, ‘I Stand Alone‘. Taking influence from the likes of Richard Marx, Toto and Journey, ‘I Stand Alone’ is a cinematic pop-rock anthem, championing the awesome nature of human potential. The song is accompanied by a music video starring Swiss Olympic athlete, Jonas Boesiger.