Robin Beck – “Knowing Me Knowing You” Lyric Video released….

Escape Music released the lyric video for the track “Knowing me Knowing you”(ABBA cover) out of the forthcoming album “The Garden” by Circle Of Friends,
Featuring:
Robin Beck on vocals
James Christian backing vocals
Tommy Denander Guitars
Eric Ragno Keyboards
Wayne Banks Bass
Josh Devine Drums


Produced by Khalil Turk
Mixed by Fredrik Folkare

TEN – Presents Brand New Lyric Video For The Track “Hurricane”…New album on Feb.18th…

Press release:

UK hard rock stalwarts TEN used the downtime during the worldwide pandemic to work on not one, but two new albums. The first album to be released, “Here Be Monsters”, will land on February 18, 2022. Their new single and lyric video for the track “Hurricane” is out today. You can watch the lyric video for “Hurricane” HERE:

Listen to our both singles so far – “Fearless” and “Hurricane” and pre-order/save “Here Be Monsters” on CD/LP/Digital HERE: https://orcd.co/herebemonsters

Following the success of the recent string of albums, from “Albion” to “Illuminati”, Hughes is joined once again by guitarists Dann Rosingana, Steve Grocott and John Halliwell along with bass player Steve McKenna, and keyboard maestro Darrel Treece-Birch. Drums on the album have been handled by Markus Kullman (Sinner, Glenn Hughes, Voodoo Circle). TEN continue to raise the musical bar higher for themselves, a goal they push on every release. Stunning guitar work, rich keyboards, excellent bass and drum interplay along with Hughes’ rich vocals are the order of the day here. “Here Be Monsters” was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward. TEN’s longstanding professional association with Dennis has been ongoing since he mixed their 2011 album, “Stormwarning” and has always guaranteed albums with stunning sound and production.

Fans should note that there are no ties between this and the next album, ie. “Here Be Monsters” is not a “Part One” or anything of this nature. The band has simply crafted two high quality releases and decided to put them out separately, in a fashion not too dissimilar to what happened to the amazing first two records which were recorded one after the other in a very short period of time.

British hard rockers TEN have an outstanding history of releases in their storied and revered catalog. Starting out as a sort of solo project built around singer and songwriter Gary Hughes, TEN found their audience playing a hard rock sound influenced by such giants as UFO, Thin Lizzy, Magnum, Giant, and Whitesnake in a time when playing this particular sound was considered ommericial suicide. The band’s early records such as “The Name Of The Rose”, “The Robe”, “Spellbound“, and “Babylon” established the band as mainstays in the melodic hard rock genre, which has continued throughout their now 26 year career over the course of 14 studio albums.

Tracklist:

1. Fearless
2. Chapter And Psalm
3. Hurricane
4. Strangers On A Distant Shore
5. The Dream That Fell To Earth
6. The Miracle Of Life
7. Immaculate Friends
8. Anything You Want
9. Follow Me Into The Fire
10. The Longest Time

LINE-UP:

Gary Hughes – Vocals
Dann Rosingana – Guitars
Steve Grocott – Guitars
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Steve McKenna – Bass

Special Guest: Markus Kullman – Drums

Links:

http://www.tenofficial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TenOfficial
https://twitter.com/TENOfficial_UK

DARE – New album announced /New clip available…

British legendary melodic rockers DARE announced their new album called “Road to Eden” set for release on April 1st 2022 from Legend Records / Cargo & Level Music / Warner.
The first single will be released on all digital platforms on January 14th and it’s called “Born in the storm”. A vClip is already available on YT.


Dare are:
Darren Wharton (vox)
Vinny Burns (guitars)
Nigel Clutterbuck (bass)
Kev Whitehead (drums)
Marc Roberts (keyboards)

Autumn’s Child – New Album out on Jan.14th….

The new album from Autumn’s Child called “Zenith” is set for release on January 14th.

Tracklist:
1. Emergency,
2. Evangeline,
3. Love Is A Fighter,
4. Nightingale,
5. Never Say Die,
6. Heaven Can Wait,
7. Angel Of Danger,
8. High On Love,
9. Crowdpleaser,
10. Don’t Wanna,
11. Damaged Goods

Press release:

Mikael Erlandsson needs no further introduction when it comes to melodic rock.
He has released six successful solo albums and a lot of titles with groups like Phenomena, Salute among others. Between 2006-2018 Erlandsson fronted the Swedish super group Secret Service which he toured with live all over the world.
Together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning he founded the band LAST AUTUMNS DREAM in 2003 which also featured Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe fame at the time. The self-titled debut album was produced by Claes Andreasson and became a great success.
Last Autumn’s Dream went on releasing another 14 albums with different line ups including great musicians like Jamie Borger (Treat) and Marcel Jacob (Talisman). They toured Japan, England and Germany but decided to take a break in 2018.
Shortly after, Erlandsson founded the group AUTUMN’S CHILD. Their self-titled debut album was released in January 2019 through AOR Heaven feat. Jona Tee on keyboards (H.E.A.T), Robban Bäck, former drummer of Eclipse and currently in the line-up with Swedish rock band Mustasch, Claes Andreasson of Swedish Westcoast/AOR band Heartbreak Radio who also produced the first Autumns Child album together with Mikael Erlandsson. Guitars come courtesy of Pontus Åkesson (Moon Safari). In 2020, the group released the sophomore album “Angel’s Gate”.
January 2022 sees Autumn’s Child returning with album 3, “Zenith”, this time via Pride & Joy Music, which once again features Michael Erlandsson on vocals, keyboards & guitars, Pontus Åkesson on lead guitar, Robban Bäck on drums, Claes Andreasson on piano and Magnus Rosen on bass. Guests include Jona T. (Heat) with a keyboard solo on “Emergency”, Sayit Dölen on rhythm guitar on “High On Love”, Martin Olsson on bass on “Angel Of Danger”, “Evangeline”, “Love Is A Fighter” & “Nightingale”, Anna-Mia Bonde on background vocals on “Emergency”, Rasmus Ehrnborn ( Soilwork, Night Flight Orchestra ) on guest guitar on the track ” Don’t Wanna ” and Roberth Nygren on acoustic guitar on “Heaven Can Wait”.
“Zenith” was produced by Erlandsson & Claes Andreasson, mixed and mastered by Mikael Andersson at Soundport Studios, Sweden; drums recorded by Mikael Andersson at Soundport Studios.

Perpetual Etude – “Sail Away” music video released (ft.Goran edman)…

“Sail Away” is the new single clip released from Perpetual Etude featuring Göran Edman, out of their last album called “Now is the time”

The guitar heroism of the 80-s is back! Perpetual Etude was formed in 2019 by Magnus Mild with the sole goal to bring back the best of the heavy metal of the 80’s. Influenced by the genre when growing up, Magnus teamed up with members from NorthTale, Dionysys, Nation, Shadowquest as well as Göran Edman on “Sail Away” to complete the vision. The result is the best of a whole decade in the astounding debut “Now Is The Time”, an album filled with blazing guitar riffs, keyboard solos and catchy choruses.

Kissin’ Dynamite – “I’m Coming Home” clip released…

Melodic Rocksters Kissin’ Dynamite released their last single “I’m coming home” on a clip available on YT, out of the new album called “Not the end of the road” set for release on January 21st from Napalm Records.

FAZZIO – New album “Unshakable Support” OUT NOW….

Retro guitar hero FAZZIO (Theofilos Fazzio) released his new album called “Unshakable Support”.
Forged with great inspiration and cool vibes every track is made to become the soundtrack for the days to come.


The album is available and you can check it HERE.

Gathering of Kings – Vagabond Rise audio clip released….

All star super project Gathering of Kings released their first single “Vagabond Rise” out of the unnamed yet, upcoming album set for release on May 2022 via RN Records.

Line-Up on Vagabond Rise:
Jonny Lindkvist – Lead Vocals
Victor Olsson – Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Magnus Mild – Rhythm Guitar
Mikael Planefeldt – Bass
Joel Selsfors – Keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums
Rick Altzi – Backing Vocals
Alexander Frisborg – Backing Vocals

Special Appearance: Theresia Svensson – Backing Vocals

WHEELS OF FIRE & FRIENDS: Together with music against #coronavirus

Atomic Stuff Promotion is proud to support a commendable initiative, put in place by artists that are part of the Burning Minds Music Group family. A huge call for hope and recourse in our country during this hard time; this project has been put into action by musicians in the way they know best: Music.

We Will Rise” is a song that came to life by Malu Scandroglio and Stefano Zeni, in which they took initiative in writing the lyrics and music. The tune is an anthem calling for hope and belief in supporting our beloved nation, Italy; with a great desire to be able to flip this situation around 360. The song was written in English so that it could reach as many people as possible across our nation and those who live outside our peninsula. It has been performed by an almost complete Wheels Of Fire, with Stefano Zeni on guitar, Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri on vocals, Federico De Biase on keyboard, Fabrizio Uccellini on drums and special guest Stefano “Skool” Scola (Hungryheart, Dream Company) on bass.

We Will Rise” is a clear example that home recording at a distance can achieve great results with praiseworthy quality; especially when done by professionals of the music sector. The brilliant work of mixing and mastering was done, not by chance, by none other than Roberto Priori.

The official videoclip of the song, produced by Moviedel Productions, will have Italian subtitles throughout. The end of the video is reinforced by the presence of fans and friends, which have filmed themselves for a fantastic finale performance, showing community and support, which are necessary for our country to rise and start new again as soon as possible.

SteelCity – Sign with Perris Records!

Perris Records and SteelCity announce March 20th, 2020 as the
worldwide release date for the group’s new studio album, ‘Mach II’.

Band leader and guitarist Mike Floros states “While searching for a new record label to call our home, SteelCity was diligent in its quest. Our goal was to find someone with a worldwide distribution network, a strong belief in our music, and the dedication to share it with as many people as humanly possible. One name was on the lips of everyone we spoke with and that was Perris Records. We’re truly excited to call Perris home and look forward to a fantastic relationship.”

Video announcement by Mike Flores & Jason Cornwell at NAMM: https://youtu.be/2j0te76s_q0

Perris Records President Tom Mathers adds:  “Mike contacted me about releasing “Mach II” and after hearing the music, I thought it was a perfect fit for Perris. This is a perfect followup to their last release ‘Fortress’. Fans will be blown away by the songs and quality of the recording for this melodic hard rock Masterpiece”

On January 2nd the band released this lyric video for ‘Hearts On Fire’, the
first single from ‘Mach II’ available here:

Collateral -Video released – Debut album and UK Tour dates announced….

UK rockers COLLATERAL have released a video called “Mr. BIG SHOT” out of their debut self titled album set for release on FEB. 21st 2020.

The album can be preordered HERE.

 

The release of the album will be followed by a UK Tour as Special guests to Jared James Nichols.

2020 UK Tour dates – Special guests to Jared James Nichols.

25.2 – The Robin, Bilston

26.2 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

27.2 – Yardbirds, Grimsby

28.2 – Think Tank, Newcastle

29.2 – G2, Glasgow

1.3 – Crawfurd Arms, Milton Keynes

27.3 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

28.3 – The Dome, London

29.3 – Bristol Exchange, Bristol

Saints Trade: Signs with Art Of Melody Music….

Press release:

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian melodic rockers Saints Trade, for the release of their brand new studio album “Time To Be Heroes”.

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Saints Trade project was born in Bologna in 2009 with a great will to play music and a sheer passion for glorious Hard Rock bands. Soon, the band started composing its own material and performing live around Italy. After some line-up changes throughout the years, the band got the great opportunity to play at Fleetwoodstock Festival (Fleetwood, UK) in November 2011, as opening act for famous British hard-rockers Ten. The enthusiastic response of the audience to the songs gave Saints Trade an encouragement to enter the studio in April 2012 and record “A Matter Of Dreams”, their first mini-album produced by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Alchemy, Michele Luppi) at his Pri Studio. In early 2013, Saints Trade presented the official video for the song “Face In The Mirror” and opened for British rockers Jettblack in Bologna. Once again, the positive audience response gave the guys a good reason to re-enter the studio. Saints Trade and Roberto Priori got to team up in June 2014, giving birth to Saints Trade’s first full-length album called “Robbed In Paradise”. The album features various special guests – Roberto Priori himself, the talented keyboard player Pier Mazzini (Danger Zone, Perfect View) and the virtuoso Tommy Denander (Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Robin Beck, House Of Lords). In November, the signing for the Italian label Logic Il Logic Records set forth a new chapter of Saints Trade‘s career. In 2017, the band started writing some new stuff. In March 2019 Saints Trade, now a three piece formed by Santi Libra (vocals), Claus (guitar) and Andrea Sangermano (bass), joined Roberto Priori in his studio once again to record their new album “Time To Be Heroes”, expected for a late year release by Art of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. Now the band is ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Further details about tracklist, cover artwork, official release date and first single “Higher” will follow shortly.

 

Web/Social Links:

www.facebook.com/saintstrade

www.saintstrade.com

www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic 

www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music

www.instagram.com/burning_minds_music_group

Wheels of Fire – New single clip released…

Check out the third single “For You”  from Wheels of Fire released as Lyric Video out of their new album “Begin Again” OUT NOW.

 

Begin Again” has been mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori, with CD graphics designed by Aeglos Art (Firmo, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Dion Bayman, Alchemy), who included in them a charming photo shoot provided by Shoot To Kill. The CD booklet also features introductory liner notes written by Marco Aimasso (Metal.it).

Album tracklist:
01. Scratch That Bitch
02. Lift Me Up
03. Tonight Belongs To You
04. Done For The Day
05. For You
06. Keep Me Close
07. Heart Of Stone
08. You’ll Never Be Lonely Again
09. Another Step In The Dark
10. Call My Name
11. Can’t Stand It
12. Wheels Of Fire (European Bonus Track)

Line-up:
Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri: Vocals
Stefano Zeni: Guitars
Federico De Biase: Keyboards
Marcello Suzzani: Bass
Fabrizio Uccellini: Drums

Web/Social Links:

www.facebook.com/wheelsoffireband

www.wheels-of-fire.com

www.instagram.com/wheels_of_fire_official

www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic

www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music

www.instagram.com/burning_minds_music_group

STATION – First single from the upcoming album out now…..

Melodic Rockers STATION have released the first single “A Matter of  Time” out of their upcoming album called “Stained Glass” set for release on November 1st.

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1. A Matter of Time
2. Emily
3. Never Enough
4. I See You Everywhere
5. Angel
6. Nothin’ But Love
7. Still Here
8. Burning Out Fast
9. I Need You Red
10. Stained Glass
11. All You Need Is A Heartbeat
Produced by STATION
All songs engineered by Emi Asta, Chris Lane, Anthony Lopardo, and Ray Marte, except for “Never Enough” and “All You Need Is A Heartbeat,” engineered by Ayad Al Adhamy and Joel Witenberg
Mixed by Emi Asta
Mastered by Ray Marte at Westfall Recording Company
Recorded at Bluebird Studios, Westfall Recording Company, Tone House Studios and Diamond City Studio

Art Direction: Crista Hartis
Photography: Tesha Lane and Steven Lane
Art Concept: Patrick Kearney and Chris Lane

VANDALLUS – ‘Outbreak’ Album Details Revealed, Out In December….

US Hard Rock / Metal band, VANDALLUS, will release their third powerhouse album ‘Outbreak‘ on December 12th, 2019 digital, CD and vinyl via Mercinary Records. It’s all about classic dynamic recordings with a real live drummer, no pitch shifting, and no crushed or fake elements.

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Tracklist:

1. Barricade
2. Not Alone
3. Heartbreak Eyes
4. Outbreak
5. Bang The City Down
6. Shotgun Lady
7. Indecision
8. Cold Hearted
9. Ready To Ride
10. Vandallus (Tape EP Bonus)

The album was produced by CrazyV & Vanik. Recorded at Mercinary Studios (Avon, OH). Mixed and mastered by CrazyV. Production asisstant Noah C. Buchanan.

VANDALLUS is:

CrazyV – Vocals (Eternal LegacyEGO)
Vanik – Guitars (MidnightBreakerManimalsEternal LegacyVanik)
Tim-Ay  – Bass (WretchEternal LegacyDestructor)
SteveD – Drums (Vindicator)

Outbreak studio musicans:

Jesse Stown – Drums (Vindicator)

VANDALLUS from Cleveland Ohio, USA feature two thirds of the mighty Midnight in their line-up. VANDALLUS is Jason’s baby “aka CrazyV”, Midnight boss Jamie Walters also wrote a few songs to kickstart the debut album “On The High Side (2016)” via High Roller Records. The idea came about of making an album in the vein of late 1970s/early 1980s hard rock. Being that there was a significant amount of underground buzz about the music, it had become a functioning band.

The sound of “On The High Side” is a very direct and sort of old school sound, according to Jason, that’s exactly how it was originally planned: “The main vibe with this band is all about capturing an era that won’t be forgotten, just straight forward old school hard rock without the bs. I had the debut album mastered by Arnie Acosta (Santa Monica Mastering) whom worked on many of the classic productions of that time. The follow-up album “Bad Disease” was recorded live in the studio and released in 2018, and now here comes the 3rd powerhouse “Outbreak” ready to be unleashed upon the world. “I’m all about classic dynamic recordings with a real live drummer, no pitch shifting, and no crushed or fake elements.

VANDALLUS are very much motivated to play live as often as they can. Generally, we like to stick to more festival-type shows because we like to put on a full out energetic performance without cutting any corners. The 80’s is an era that I’m truly inspired by, and through the music we’re trying to get the upcoming generations to be as inspired as I am. Our goal is to get the younger kids to see the energy and vibe, and experience what the classic shows were all about.

www.vandallus.com
http://www.facebook.com/vandallus

 

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND – New album out….NOW!

American Rock ‘n Roll band, WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND, have released their first full-length album in over 39-years, ‘Love My Ride‘ on July 19, 2019 via Heaven And Hell Records. A limited CD version is available worldwide and a vinyl release is set to follow.

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Track List:

1. Love My Ride
2. Mirage
3. You Gotta Pay
4. Light Em’ Up
5. Cold Springs Hill
6. Talking Me Down
7. Shadow Child
8. Thousand Hail Marys
9. Son of a Ram
10. Whiskey & Angels
11. Homemade Satellite
12. Times Comin’

 

It’s true often recording musicians will fall in love with their ‘first take’. Matney was no different. These were his babies. Some of the songs had been around since the early ’90s and Matney had performed them with a little local trio at small local clubs, county fairs, gas stations (that’s another story) etc.. They were tried and true, but fresh off the tour with the guys Matney knew there was a certain quality live that was missing with the recordings, so under the advice of Jeremy Golden Matney made plans to record in Nashville at Jay’s place. Jay Vernelli was a friend of Matney who had produced a blues album for him some years earlier. Jay is also known for producing albums for such artist as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and several other well-known artists.

Rather than start from scratch in the studio again Matney decided to keep his original instrument tracks and replace only those drum tracks. It was Jay who suggested Wayne Killius as a drummer for the new project. Wayne has several gold records and has recorded hits with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich etc. Through late fall and much of the winter, Matney made several trips to Nashville and spent more than several hours in the studio with Wayne and Ethan Barrette from Addiction Studiosgetting the drum tracks where they wanted them. Over the last few months, the band has found itself doing some critical listening and undertaking the expensive, and time-consuming task of mixing and mastering.

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND featuring guitarist/singer Mike Matney, bassist Daryl “Rambo” Gibson and drummer Joby Barker will soon be heading out on a tour (yet to be named) that is scheduled to kick off on August 10th in Montana on the “Rockin’ the River Festival” alongside artists such as Zakk Wylde, Cheap Trick, Dokken, Warrant, Lou Graham, Asia and more.

White Boy and the Average Rat Band is:

Mike Matney – Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daryl “Rambo” Gibson – Bass Guitar
Joby Barker – Drums
Wayne Killius – Drums (Studio Drummer – Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich)

White Boy and the Average Rat Band‘s first album was released in 1980 and is highly sought after by collectors worldwide. As recently as 2018 it has sold for as high as $800 a copy. The band has developed an underground cult-like following of die hard fans and music critics. In the fall of 2018 the band was signed to heavy metal label Heaven and Hell Records. The band has since embarked on the “Back In The Rat Race Tour” playing iconic venues across the United States including dates in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, and The World Famous Whisky A- Go-Go in Hollywood, CA.

www.facebook.com/WhiteBoyAndTheAverageRatBand

HARD ROCK HELL announce HRH ROAD TRIP XI – IBIZA 2020!

HARD ROCK HELL announce HRH ROAD TRIP XI – IBIZA 2020, which is being held on 6th to 13th May 2020. The line up includes: SKINDREDTED POLEY (Danger Danger), REEFJOE LYNN TURNERJOHN COGHLAN’S QUOLA GUNSJIZZY PEARL’SLOVE/HATETEN YEARS AFTERWAYWARD SONSSEETHING AKIRAMASSIVEMIDNITE CITY, and more to be announed!

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Bands – Bikes – Beers – Boats – Brotherhood: The 5 cornerstones of HRH Road Trips– the ultimate rock’n’roll holiday.

Held annually on the world-famous holiday island of Ibiza, the HRH RoadTrip has grown from its humble beginnings 10 years ago to become one of rock and metals most celebrated events.

The event attracts world famous rock and metal artists – such as HawkwindWhitesnake’s Bernie MarsdenMotorhead’s Phil CampbellReefRainbow’s Joe Lynn TurnerSkindredGirlschoolLA Guns and The Quireboys – to play and soak up the sun and unique atmosphere of the Spanish leg of Hard Rock Hell.

Over 4000 rock fans attended this year’s event making it the biggest yet – and next year is shaping up to be even bigger and better.

Doesn’t matter if it’s lazing by the pool with banging tunes in the background, making shapes on the most famous dancefloors in the world such as Eden or taking in the spectacular sunsets on the beach … there’s something for everyone.

HRH Magazine’s Adam Kennedy had this to say about this year’s event “With the unpredictable nature of British summertime weather, a five-day hard rock festival located on the Balearic Island of Ibiza doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. You can leave those wellies at home, put your tent away, and comfortably enjoy the diverse bill of entertainment on display without worrying about having to dredge through muddy fields or being washed away by the rain.

As the White Isle awakens from its annual winter hibernation, flocks of revellers will arrive at the party capital of the world as HRH takes over San Antonio’s hotels, bars, and legendary night spots. The event itself once again offers a comprehensive bill of both established and emerging talent whilst encompassing acts that represent many of HRH festival’s different brands. There will also be the chance to take part in Ibiza traditions such as the customary HRH bike ride, pool and boat parties, or take the opportunity to experience the island’s world-famous sunsets with an early evening boat trip.

When Axl Rose penned the lyrics to Paradise City, he could well have been thinking about a location not too dissimilar to San Antonio. At the heart of Ibiza’s Rock n Roll paradise is one of the island’s most beloved super clubs “Eden”. Every year HRH Road Trip will take-over the famed night club and its many different rooms for the duration of the event. Nestled away between San Antonio Bay and the world-famous nightlife of San Antonio town, the 5,000 capacity club is the perfect spot to host an event such as HRH RTX.

Described by one festival punter as being like ‘Download with a pool’ HRH RTX entails several music filled days and plenty of sun, sea and San Miguel plus of course a healthy mix of rock, blues, metal, stoner and prog that will keep the party going until the wee hours during four music-filled club nights.”

HRH Road Trip XI is being held on 6th to 13th May 2020.  For all the details and packages visit www.hrhroadtrip.com or call 044+ 207 193 1164.