AOR – Releases “Heavenly Demos” on October 4th…

After the success of “Rare Tracks & Demos” & “More Demos From L.A.”,
Frédéric Slama’ s AOR all star project is back with a 3rd  volume 
of great songs from the past, entitled “Heavenly Demos”.  The CD features 14 tracks with some legendary singers like Paul Sabu (Only Child), Steve Overland (FM), Kevin Chalfant (The Storm) Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman), Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine (Chasing Violets), Chris Antblad (Spin Gallery), Philip Bardowell (Unruly Child), Göran Edman (Street Talk) & many more. Top players also includes Tommy Denander, Michael Landau, Christian Tolle and Mike Baird among others. Mostly recorded during the 80’s & 90’s, “Heavenly Demos” contains never released versions of classic AOR songs. All of them with different arrangements, extra instruments or different vocals.
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TRACKLIST:

  1. Sensation – featuring Chris Antblad (Spin Gallery)
  2. The Smartest Girl In L.A. – featuring Jeff Scott Soto
  3. The Pride Of Strangers – featuring Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine(Chasing Violets)
  4. The Name Of The Game – featuring Paul Sabu (Only Child)
  5. Brittany – featuring Philip Bardowell (Unruly Child)
  6. One Foot In Heaven – featuring Kevin Chalfant
  7. The Price To Pay – featuring Hank Erix (Houston) & Göran Edman (Street Talk)
  8. Waiting In The Darkness – featuring Steve Overland (FM)
  9. Kimberly – featuring Michael Kisur
  10. it’s Just Too Easy – featuring Michael Kisur
  11. Just One Kiss On your Heart – featuring Michael Kisur
  12. Last Days In San Francisco – featuring Michael Kisur
  13. Just Forget The American Dream – featuring Michael Kisur
  14. The Reflection Of My Heart – featuring David Chamberlin
    LINE-UP:
    Frédéric Slama: All Instruments,
    Tommy Denander: All Instruments,
    Paul Sabu: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Philip Bardowell: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Göran Edman: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Sarah Fontaine: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Mélissa Fontaine: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Steve Overland: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Chris Antblad: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Hank Erix: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Michael Kisur: Lead & Background Vocals,
    David Chamberlin: Lead & Background Vocals,
    Kevin Chalfant: Background Vocals,
    Jeff Scott Soto: Background Vocals,
    John Barbour: Background Vocals,
    Michael Landau: Guitars,
    Christian Tolle: Guitars,
    David Diggs: Keyboards,
    Morris Adriaens: Keyboards,
    Colin Rodgers: Saxophone,
    Mike Baird: Drums,
    Miri Miettinen: Drums,
    Martin Kronlund: Drums

ETERNAL FLAME – Release ‘Got A Rock & Roll Fever’ Lyric Video feat. Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) on Vocals

German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band, ETERNAL FLAME, have released a lyric video for ‘Got A Rock & Roll Fever‘, featuring Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenJohn Norum) on vocals. The song is taken from their third album ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘, to be out on May 18th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records. The album includes 13 tracks, and  featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenRing of Fire) on vocals.

ETERNAL FLAME have recently released a music video for ‘Queen Of The Hill‘: https://youtu.be/Arm1v_wmg1c

Eternal Flames Smoke On the Mountain comes off as more of a Deep Purple style album more than anything else. If you love great catchy classic-style hard rock with stunning lead guitar and vocals, then you will appreciate this album quite a bit. 8/10 (MyGlobalMind)

„Smoke on the Mountain“ is a great album for friends a traditional metal that‘s built on well-crafted hooks, excellent leads and melodic vocals. 8/10 (Markus’ Heavy Music Blog)

The album is produced by Michael Schinkel & Helmut Kohlpaintner, co-produced by Timothy Touchton, mixed by Michael Schinkel and mastered by Christoph Stickel. The Album artwork was made by Gustavo Sazes (Angra, Firewind, Iced Earth, Dream Evil).

MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME – New deal & New album announced….

German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band, MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME, have signed a multi album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels RecordsMICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME third album ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘ includes 13 tracks, to be out on May 18th, 2018. The album is produced by Michael Schinkel & Helmut Kohlpaintner, co-produced by Timothy Touchton, mixed by Michael Schinkeland mastered by Christoph Stickel.

Smoke On The Mountain‘ featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenRing of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenJohn Norum) on vocals.

Timothy Touchton (known by lyrics such as “Go for Gold” Olympics in Seoul 1988, “Sail Away” Joe Cocker as well as 11 Top 40 and 3 top 5 hits), Carsten Lizard Schulz (Evidence OneMidnite ClubDomain) and Rainer Holzapfl did the lyrics.

MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME is:

Michael Schinkel – Vocals & all Guitars
Helmut Kohlpaintner – Keyboards
Thomas Keller – Bass & Backing Vocals
Michael Hencky – Drums

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Guests:

Mark Boals – Vocals  (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenRing of Fire)
Göran Edman – Vocals (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenJohn Norum)
Ossy Pfeiffer – Keyboards (Ignore The Sign)
Christian Tatsek – Keyboards
Ritchie Kelly – Guitar Solo
Andy Dick – Drums (Bobby Kimball, Glenn Hughes, Ron Young)
Robert Lipp – Bass
Gerhard Blum – Bass
Makeus Grünzer – Bass

MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME style is inspired by the 80’s and 90’s (YNGWIE MALMSTEENRAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE).

After the first two albums “Desire” (1998 – Point Music & Dreamchaser Records) and “King of the King” (2002 – MTM Music) it was the end of Eternal Flame. Michael Schinkel (singer and guitarist) and Helmut Kohlpaintner (keyboard player, bassist) decided to work as composers and producers for other musicians and bands and founded the company “enooma-media musicproduction” in Munich. Again and again they received calls, letters and e-mails from fans, with the request to produce a new Eternal Flamealbum. It then started in 2012. Helmut Kohlpaintner and Michael Schinkel discussed the project and quickly found partners for lyric writing such as Timothy Touchton (known by lyrics such as “Go for Gold” Olympics in Seoul 1988, “Sail Away” Joe Cocker as well as 11 Top 40 and 3 top 5 hits). The album was created by further guests such as Mark Boals(ex-Yngwie Malmsteen and Ring of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen & John Norum). Other musicians such as Thomas Keller (bass) and Robert Lipp (bass) from past Eternal Flame days as well as the drummer Michael Hencky also shared their know how.

www.facebook.com/MichaelSchinkelsEternalFlame
www.eternal-flame.de

 

Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – New Solo album on Feb.23d….

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After three albums with his band IMPERA, founding drummer Johan Kihlberg decided it was time to spread his wings, and the Swede came up with the idea to record his first solo effort, Johan Kihlberg’s Impera “Age Of Discovery” will be released on FEB.23d from AOR HEAVEN.
Track listing:
1. Prelude (intro)
2. That´s The Way That Life Goes,
3. Fear
4. Falling
5. The End Of The Road
6. Just A Conversation
7. The Right Stuff
8. Why Does She Care
9.I Am I
10. It´s A Revolution

Musicians :
Johan Kihlberg – Drums/Keyboards
Lars Chriss (Lion’s Share)- Guitars
Mats Vassfjord (220 Volt) – Bass
Michael Sadler (Saga) – Lead & Backing Vocals on 8
Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) – Lead & Backing Vocals on 6
Mick Devine (Seven) – Lead Vocals on 3, 5, 9 – Backing Vocals on 3, 7, 9, bonus track
Nigel Bailey (Bailey) – Lead Vocals on 7, 10, bonus track – Backing Vocals on 5, 10
Nils Patrik Johansson (Lion’s Share, Astral Doors) – Lead & Backing Vocals on 2, 3
Michael J. Scott – Lead & Backing Vocals on 4
Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) – solo on 9
Kay Backlund (Lion’s Share) – Keyboards on 1, 3, 6
Anders Rybank (Coastland Ride) – Keyboards on 8

 

“I felt this would give me the opportunity to spread my wings a bit and work with some other people,” Johan said.
“I grew up with bands like KISS, QUEEN, ABBA and THE BEATLES, who were not afraid to have a wide range of styles on their albums. I’m obviously a hard rock fan at heart, but I’m also influenced by bands like SIMPLE MINDS, KRAFTWERK, MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND, HUMAN LEAGUE and many others. I’m also a huge fan of movies and movie soundtracks.”
The first person Johan approached was LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss, who is also a renowned producer and mixer.
“Johan and I got together and started writing songs,” Chriss said. “He usually had an idea of the direction and we took it from there. We also had a couple of friends coming up with basic ideas for about half of the album. We had the luxury to cherry-pick the songs we thought would add to what we already had going. For lyrics and melody we worked closely with singer Mick Devine of the band SEVEN, whom I’ve done a couple albums with the last couple of years. My old friend and LION’S SHARE keyboardist Kay Backlund stepped up to the plate and worked with us on a couple of tracks as well.”
Kihlberg and Chriss decided to work with several different singers on the project, while enlisting Kihlberg’s longtime friend and IMPERA bandmate Mats Vassfjord to lay down the bass tracks.
“As soon as we had the songs written, we started thinking about what voice and singer that would fit each individual track the best,” Kihlberg said. “Fortunately, they all agreed and did an amazing job on the album. I even managed to get one of my all-time favorite singers, Michael Sadler from SAGA, to sing a song.”
Johan Kihlberg’s Impera “Age Of Discovery” features a wide range of musical influences while remaining a very strong, melodic and powerful album. It boasts great production work by Chriss and a stunning artwork by Carl-André Beckston.
http://www.impera.org
http://www.facebook.com/Impera
Produced by:Johan Kihlberg & Lars Chriss
Mixed by: Lars Chriss
Mastered by:Mike Lind
Artwork by: Carl André Beckston

 

 

Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – New deal & album……

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Johan Kihlberg, the founder and drummer of Swedish melodic rockers IMPERA, has signed a solo deal with Germany’s Metal Heaven.
The album features several different singers including Michael Sadler (SAGA) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen).
The album was produced by Kihlberg and LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss, who also mixed and play on it. Release on February 23rd, 2018.