Legendary AOR singer/songwriter (Emmy Award winning recording artist) and melodic rock icon STAN BUSH to release his 13th studio album, Change The World, on September 22nd via L.A. Records/Cargo Records worldwide.
The “Change the World” album also includes “Warrior”, featured in the Shadow Warrior 2 game. The title track “Change the World”, one of StanBush’s best songs contains a message of hope and unity. “Born to Win” and “Live Your Dream” are songs about winning and believing in yourself. “The Story of Love” is a power-ballad about how confusing love can be. Another amazing song is the closing track, “The Secret” which contains a powerful message of love. The all-time classic Stan Bush songs “The Touch” and “Dare” from “Transformers: The Movie” round out this masterpiece of an album. Look for Stan Bush to break through to a worldwide audience with this gem of an album!
1. Change The World
3. Born To Win
4. Never Surrender
5. The Story of Love
6. Live Your Dream
7. Break These Chains
8. The Other Side of Love
10. The Touch
11. The Secret
The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Holger Fath at The Barn Studios, Moorpark, CA and mastered at Aftermaster Audio, Hollywood, CA.
Stan Bush – Lead vocals and backing vocals
Holger Fath – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Tom Walsh – Drums
World-class rock singer, Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch” featured in “Transformers: The Movie”. An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, “The Touch” was also featured in the movie “Boogie Nights”, on Chuck (NBC), and American Dad (Fox), The Goldbergs(ABC), Guitar Hero, and the Saints Row IV game. Stan Bush was inducted into the Transfomers Hall of Fame in 2014.
In 1997 Stan Bush won an Emmy Award for Best Original Song, “Til I Was Loved By You“. Another of his songs “Capture the Dream” was featured in the 1996 Olympics. His tracks were used in two Jean-Claude Van Damme films: “Kickboxer“, a major film sequel to the action adventure film, “Bloodsport.” Stan Bush has written with many top songwriters likeJonathan Cain (Journey), Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams; Aerosmith), andPaul Stanley of Kiss. Stan Bush has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Newman are back with their new album coming up on September 22d 2017. The album is called “Aerial” and will be released on AOR Heaven.
In 1997 Singer, songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman and since 1998 has been producing consistently high quality albums filled with hook laden songs and thought provoking lyrics and released 10 studio albums and one best of compilation up to today. The previous release, “The Elegance Machine”, was released in 2015 and the band returned to the road with shows in Europe and their first UK headline tour.
Steve Newman continued to write throughout 2016, songs, of which some have featured on various artists releases, and some which are still to come. It was within this writing process that Newman started to piece together the ideas which would become his latest release, and 11th studio album.
“Aerial” now features 12 tracks that return to the huge chorus’s, maintaining the high quality production values that have been prevalent over the last albums. But this record, above all, is all about the songs, you could say it’s an unashamed AOR/Melodic Rock record and follows that rule across all 12 songs to give the listener a very consistent album. Once again Steve Newman has teamed up with Rob McEwen (drummer for the last nine Newman albums), the album also features long time friend Mark Thompson-Smith lending his vocals to “Fear Of Flying” and ” Two Sides”. Finally the mastering was taken care of by none other than Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) at H Bomb Mastering.
01. Fear Of Flying,
02. Don’t Wake The Lion,
03. Can’t Stop Loving You,
04. Life To Remember,
05. High Tonight (Aerial),
06. Vertigo (Leap Of Faith),
07. Two Sides, 08. I Am Your Man,
09. Always Strangers, 10. Nothing Left,
11. Still Bleeding,
12. You Don’t Know Me
Canadian Aorsters Boulevard will release their new album entitled “Luminescence” on September 22nd via Melodic Rock Records.
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LIONHEART was formed in late 1980 by Dennis Stratton (lead guitar/backing vocals, ex-Iron Maiden), Jess Cox (lead vocals, ex-Tygers of Pan Tang), Steve Mann (lead guitar/backing vocals, ex-Liar), Rocky Newton (bass guitar/backing vocals, ex-Wildfire) and Frank Noon (drums, ex-Def Leppard). The band began playing gigs including regular shows at London’s Marquee Club but had problems maintaining a consistent line-up. The core personnel of Dennis, Steve and Rocky remained but various singers passed through the band including Rueben Archer, John Farlham and Bob Hawthorn. They eventually settled as a 4-piece with Dennis and Rocky sharing lead vocal duties. The drummer’s stool was variously occupied by Les Binks (ex Judas Priest), Niko McBrain (ex Trust and subsequently Iron Maiden) and Clive Edwards (ex Wild Horses).
Between 1981 and 1984 LIONHEART played regular live shows and filled the support slot for tours by both Def Leppard and Whitesnake. In between gigs they spent many hours writing and recording demos of new songs while searching for a record deal. It wasn’t until 1984 that CBS Records in the USA offered them a contract, by which time they had recruited Chad Brown on lead vocals. They flew over to Los Angeles in March 1984 to record their debut album Hot Tonight with Kevin Beamish in the production chair and session man Bob Jenkins, who had previously worked with Leo Sayer and Kiki Dee, on drums. The album was recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys and mixed at Kendun Recorders.
Upon their return to the England LIONHEART recorded a high-budget video for the single Die For Love. The late comic genius Rik Mayall played the part of the mad professor, which in later years achieved cult status on YouTube due in part to the wonderfully wooden acting of the band! Unfortunately, planned UK tours as support to Kansas and Foreigner were cancelled at the last moment. Promotion of the album suffered and LIONHEART found themselves in limbo. Chad Brown left the band in 1985 to be replaced by Keith Murrell, with Toby Sadler coming in on keyboards. More demos were recorded with the new line-up but unfortunately the momentum had been lost and the band eventually broke up. Rocky went on to record backing vocals on 2 Def Leppard albums and join Michael Schenker with Steve, while Dennis spent 15 years with Praying Mantis.
In 2016 Dave Herron, promoter of the Rockingham Festival in Nottingham, asked LIONHEART to reunite for one performance and all original members, apart from Chad Brown, did so. The reunion created quite a stir, not least within the band itself, and it was decided to carry on with the subsequent recording of a new album followed by an acclaimed appearance at Sweden Rock.
The new record, Second Nature, was created between November 2016 and May 2017 and was produced, engineered and mastered by Steve Mann in his own studio in Hannover. A mini tour of Japan with Praying Mantis was scheduled for June/July with further UK shows with Airrace in November/December.
The album release on AOR Heaven throughout Europe is set for 25th August.
Live with Praying Mantis:
30/06/2017 Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka – Japan
01/07/2017 Toyosu PIT – Tokyo – Japan
Live with Airrace: 30/11/2017 Fuel – Cardiff – Wales
01/12/2017 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton – England
02/12/2017 The Underworld – London – England
03/12/2017 Hard Rock Hell – Sheffield – England
05/12/2017 The Cluny – Newcastle – England
06/12/2017 Bannermans – Edinburgh – Scotland
Discography: Hot Tonight (CBS/Epic) 1984; Unearthed – Raiders of the Lost Archives (Pony Canyon) 1999; Hot Tonight (Rock Candy digitally re-mastered re-release) 2012
With the release of “Ambition Rocks”, their first album in 25 years, and with a new lineup, AOR & Classic Rock band Da Vinci returns with brand new songs.
The group was formed in Norway back in 1986, and after a short round with demos, the band got a record deal with Polygram Norway and released their debut album the following year.
Looking back on the Norwegian melodic rock of the 80’s, one of the bands to leave a major impression were undoubtedly Oslo’s Da Vinci. Enjoying as much radio play and charting nationally in the same league as Return, Stage Dolls and TNT, Da Vinci released two albums, ”Da Vinci” and ”Back in the Business” and a single in 91 “Ain’t No Goodbyes/ Blame it on the radio”.
Their greatest hits were “Forever in My Heart” and “Tarquinia” from the first album; and “Call Me a Liar” and “9&10” from “Back in Business”. DaVinci was touring constantly from late 86 to 92 and did over 600 performances in Norway. They also played as support for Status Quo on their Christmas Remedy tour in 1989 in Great Britain together with Ole Evenrude. The last concerts were two gigs at Wembley Arena. They split up in 93, but Selboskar, Westlie and Aass continued to write songs together for a few years. Some of these demo songs were illegally released in Europe.
Jarle Måløy moved to the north of Norway. Bjørn Boge started Street Legal together with Bjørn Olav Lauvdal and Selboskar was in the band on keys several years. Gunnar Westlie formed his own band called Tjugods and Lars Aass started working as a songwriter at Waterfall Productions. In 2004 Selboskar and Westlie started to write AOR songs together again and formed Eidsivating with the drummer from Son of Angels, Geir Digernes, and after some years with a lot of songs and different members, this project ended up in today’s Da Vinci.
“Ambition Rocks”was produced by Sverre E Henriksen and DaVinci; drums recorded in Oslo at Klang Studios with Johnny Skalleberg. The album was mixed by Sverre E Henriksen in hangar 7 and mastered by Nick Terry. Artwork & videos by Dag Selboskar.
The album will be released from AOR Heaven on August 25th.
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Perris Records is proud to announce the worldwide release of AOR “The Heart Of L.A” CD. Frédéric Slama’ s AOR all star project is back with a remastered compilation called “The Heart Of L.A” featuring some of the best singers from the Melodic Rock world. Imagine in the same album the incredible voices of Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteem, Talisman, W.E.T), Kevin Chalfant (The Storm, Two Fires, Journey, Shooting Star), Steve Overland (FM, The Ladder), Jesse Damon (Silent Rage, Kiss), Paul Sabu (Only Child, Kidd Glove, John Waite), Philip Bardowell (Unruly Child, Places Of Power), David Forbes (Boulevard), Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine (Chasing Violets), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot) & many more stars. 2 unreleased tracks have been added to what might be the ultimate AOR album in the vein of Survivor, Foreigner, Giant & Toto. 16 tracks of pure Melodic Rock heaven like you’ve never heard them before.
A must have for any serious collector! For fans of Journey, Foreigner, Giant & Toto.
1) Angels Never Sleep
2) The Smartest Girl In L.A.
3) On The Edge Of Glory
4) Deep Whirlpool
5) The Main Attraction
7) Jenny At Midnight
8) Silent Victory
9) Dangerous To Know
10) One Foot In Heaven
11) Closer To Zero
12) Secrets In The Shadows
13) You’re My Obsession
14) From L.A. To Paris
Unreleased Bonus tracks:
15) Don’t Turn Back
16) When The Darkness Falls
CD is available for purchase direct from label:
Catalogue No. CD: PER5452
UPC Barcode No.: 670573054528