After a long and rich year in releases presented on this page, AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show presents 2017 Top 20 AOR / Melodic Rock (and not only;) releases.
It was a very hard decision to choose among all the quality offered by the artists during 2017, but I had to pick up only 20 and here is what I came up with:
2017 – top 20 albums
01- Boulevard IV – Luminescence
02- Tony Mills – Streets of Chance
03- Cats in Space – Scarecrow
04- Threshold – Legends of the Shires
05- Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix
06- Code Red – Incediary
07- Stan Bush – Change the World
08- The Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic
09- Wildness – ST
10- Steve Walsh – Black Butterfly
11- Crazy Lixx – Ruff Justice
12- Moritz – About Time Too
13- Shadowman – Secrets and lies
14- Revlin ProJect – Dimensión
15- Iconic Eye – Into the Light
16- Jim Jidhed – Push on through
17- Lionheart – Second Nature
18- Midnite City – ST
19- That Rock Guy – Nothin’ to Loose
20- Bonfire – Byte the bullet
2017 – Top 5 Singles
01- One Desire – Hurt
02- Roulette – The only way
03- Creye – Straight to the top
04- Taste – We are back
05- LEBROCK – Please don’t cry
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE – KEEP ON ROCKIN.
-LINO “AmadeuS R.-
Code Red have a new promo clip out of their debut album called “Incendiary” set to be released on October 20th from AOR Heaven.
Lead singer Ulrick Lönnqvist initially started out with the band Sahara who released a self-titled album in 2001 on AOR Heaven. Since then he has mainly been working as a song-writer and co-writer for different bands all around Sweden, i.e. with Hal Marabel (Bad Habit), Morgan Jensen (Swedish Erotica), Jake E (Amaranthe), Michael Palace (Palace) and Andreas Gullstrand (Creye) to name a few. So the seed to the new project and band CODE RED was planted many years ago in fact, when colleagues and partners became close friends.
During 2016 while Lönnqvist was co-writing songs for the new albums with Jim Jidhed, Creye, Mad Invasion and Find Me, producer Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Find Me) approached to him and suggested that he really should record an album of his own. It was never Lönnqvist’s ambition to be a solo artist, but Flores convinced him and wanted to produce the album. The singer teamed up with co-writers Morgan Jensen (Swedish Erotica) and Michael Palace (Palace, Big Time), and along with lead guitarist Oscar Bromvall (Palace, Erika) and keyboard player Kaspar Dahlqvist (Shadowquest, Dionysus) the line-up was complete. CODE RED was born.
It felt like a natural step to approach Georg Siegl at AOR Heaven, and he believed in the songs and CODE RED right from the start. The band recorded their debut album during the spring of 2017 at Sound vs. Science in Stockholm under the direction of producer Daniel Flores and Ulrick Lönnqvist. It was a pure labor of love, resulting in the melodic rock album titled “Incendiary”.
Ulrick Lönnqvist – Lead and backing vocals, Acoustic guitars
Morgan Jensen – Electric guitars
Oscar Bromvall – Lead guitars
Michael Palace – Bass and backing vocals
Kaspar Dahlqvist – Keyboards
Daniel Flores – Drums
Cover design and artwork by Ken Sandin, SinProd. Photography: Anders Fästader, Trailermade Productions. For any further info and news. Visit AOR Heaven’s website: www.metalheaven.net, or CodeRed Sweden on Facebook.