Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors, Lion’s Share, ex Civil War) will release his first solo album, “EVIL DELUXE” on Metalville this spring.
On April 27th 2018, AOR Heaven will re-issue the rare and out of print album “The State Of Rock” with two bonus tracks as a limited edition of 1000 copies. The album was re-mastered by guitarist Robby Böbel.
Track listing: 1. Heaven Knows, 2. The Night Comes Over You, 3. Another Love, 4. Heaven Can’t Wait, 5. Endless, 6. Over And Out, 7. Dangerous Game, 8. Hold On, 9. I Have To Be Strong, 10. Victom Of Madness, 11. It’s Not Over, 12. I’m Fallin (former Japanese bonus track), 13. Alone (former Japanese bonus track)
FRONTLINE from Nürnberg, Germany belong to the pioneers of the German hard rock scene. Founded in 1989 by Robert Böbel (guitars, keyboards; EVIDENCE ONE, PHANTOM V), Stephan Kämmerer (vocals), Thomas Riess (bass) und Stephan Bayerlein (drums), their debut album “The State Of Rock” finally hit the stores in 1994 – a true classic which until today still is regarded as the finest album of the band by many. This record also meant the breakthrough for the guys in Japan where they reached # 10 in the rock sales charts. Straightly after the release, FRONTLINE went on tour in Europe and had the honour to open for various great acts such as GOTTHARD, CRASH TEST DUMMIES, BONFIRE, TYKETTO and CASANOVA.
In 1995, FRONTLINE pulled out the full acoustic album „Two Faced“. However, personal differences within the band followed and ended up in the departure of Stephan Bayerlein and Thomas Riess in 1996. They were replaced by Thomas „Hutch“ Bauer (Bass) und Rami Ali (Drums; EVIDENCE ONE, SHYLOCK). Still in the same year, FRONTLINE signed a record deal with a new label, recorded the single “Man In Motion” and the album “Heroes” which though officially only saw the light of day in Japan since their European label went out of business.
One year later, the band decided to start working on another new album which is well known under it’s working title “Heroes II” amongst the fans but never saw a release. Due to a complicated contractual situation many labels feared to contact FRONTLINE during the following years and the band went back to the underground again until Georg Siegl at AOR Heaven finally showed his interest in the band in the year 2000 and signed them for the first time. Just one month later, the album “Right Attitude” was released which can be regarded as a sort of compilation out of both “Heroes” albums …and “Right Attitude” became a huge success for the band again! The recordings for their 2002 output “Against The World” started the same year, and this album finally re-established FRONTLINE on the international hard rock market.
Throughout the months after the release of the best of compilation “Almost Unreleased” (2003) which also featured a couple of rare tracks for the fans, FRONTLINE again went into the studio and started to work on a new album called “The Seventh Sign” (2004). In the year 2006, the last studio album the German group called “Circles” was released.
New melodic hard rock project called HEARTWIND is coming up with their debut album entitled “Higher and Higher” on April 27th which will be released from AOR HEAVEN.
Track listing: 1. Higher and higher, 2. Cry out into space, 3. Ready for the moonlight, 4. One night away from you, 5. Surrounding me 6. Through the light, 7. Too late for roses 8. Creatures of the night, 9. Don’t be that girl, 10. Your eyes cannot lie, 11. Game of love
With members from bands like Constancia, The Poodles, Token, Narnia and Essence of Sorrow, and with guest stars Nina Söderquist (Bjorn Skifs/Badrock, Champions of Rock a.o.), Janne Stark (Grand Design, Mountain of Power a.o.), and Tåve Wanning (The Voice, Adrenaline Rush, Peaches), new melodic hard rockers Heartwind may come across as one of those one off band projects, but nothing could be more far from the truth. Heartwind is the story of two old friends, with a common love for classical melodic hard rock and AOR, that after fifteen years of friendship started to write the album they always had wanted to listen to themselves. Over a meal in downtown Stockholm, guitar player and songwriter Goran Engvall (former with Hitworks) and progressive/melodic keyboard player and fellow songwriter Mikael Rosengren (Constancia, Token, Scudiero), laid down the vision for what was yet to come. 15 original songs and 12 months later, Mikael started to pull some strings from his many fellow musicians in the Swedish hard rock scene since 20 years back. The two songwriters were amazed with the positive response they got on their first demos, from hard rock industry people & fans. It became evident that they were going to be able to attract some great talent to the album and the band. Believing in the importance of fellowship and a strong people fit when starting a band, Mikael and Göran started to dig in closest ground: Drummer Peter TrumPeter Svensson (Constancia, Faith) and singer Germán Pascual (Narnia, Dj Mendez, Essence of Sorrow), happily joined the band, and two key pieces of the puzzle came into place. With Peter and Germán onboard, the band knew they had both a powerful backbone and a phenomenal front man in place!
Germán invited his old friends, and former band mates, guitar virtuoso Martin Hall (Germán Pascual band) and bass wizard Germain Leth (The Poodles, Watchmen) to join the band and magic was about to happen. When also the very well respected Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Firespawn, Eclipse, Scudiero a.o.), accepted to team up to produce and mix, the band knew they had something special going. Fredrik’s contribution also as a musician on the album (guitar & bass) cannot be underestimated.
With classical albums like Hysteria (Def Leppard), 1987 (Whitesnake) and Escape (Journey) serving as inspiration, the intention from the band has been to get every single track to stand on its own two feet! Timeless melodic hard rock with a modern but still genuine sound!
Germán Pascual – Lead vocals
Mikael Rosengren – Keyboards
Martin Hall – Lead guitars
Göran Engvall – Lead guitars & backing vocals
Peter TrumPeter Svensson – Drums
Germain Leth – Bass
AMRS APPROVED : 9/10
The new album from melodic Hard Rockers MAVERICK is called “Cold star dancer” and is set for release on April 6th on Metalpolis Records.
Founded back in 2012 from the Balfour brothers Ryan and David, Maverick soon could establish themselves in the scene. With their first album „Quid Pro Quo“ they already could tour in Europe together with the Swedish Hard Rock stars THE POODLES. The from press and fans very well reviewed second album „Big Red“ saw the 5-piece from Belfast/Northern Ireland again on the road with Swedish superstars TREAT. They also played festivals like H.E.A.T FESTIVAL (Germany), ICEROCK and ROCKNACHT TENNWIL (Switzerland) and ROCKINGHAM in the UK, which helped them to grow their solid fan base to a massive one!
The new album „Cold Star Dancer“ marks a consequent follow-up to „Big Red“. Groovy and modern played Heavy Rock with killer hooklines and well produced by Neal Calderwood in the Manor Park Studios in Belfast. Singer David Balfour proves that he is one of the new heroes of the current Hard Rock generation and guitarist Ryan Balfour, who played almost all the guitars himself (second guitarist Terry McHugh left the band during the production), is without a doubt one of the upcoming shredders! Some songs saw guest performances from TREAT guitarist Anders Wikström („Ex Machina“ and „Cold Star Dancer“) and STORMZONE guitarist Steve Moore (Myrmidon“, „Viper“ and „Devil’s Night“). Until they’ll find a permanent new guitar player, Steve Moore will help the band out on live shows.
Tracklist: 1. Dusk, 2. Cold Star Dancer, 3. Myrmidon, 4. Kiss Of Fire, 5. Goodbye,
6. Ex Machina, 7. Magellan Rise, 8. Seize The Day, 9. Viper, 10. Kings, 11 Devil’s Night,
12. Jessie’s Girl (bonus track)
David Balfour – vocals
Ryan Balfour – guitar
Richie Diver – bass
Jonathan Millar – drums
2013 Talk’s Cheap EP
2014 Quid Pro Quo
2016 Big Red
2018 Cold Star Dancer
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AMRS Approved: 8.5 / 10
Swedish melodic rockers Universe are back as Universe Infinity and their new album called “Rock is alive” is set for release on April 13th from Pride & Joy Music.
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UNIVERSE started in 1982 in Upplands Väsby, Sweden, where hard rock ruled the streets. The members hailed from several different local bands. After leaving the band Moon, lead guitarist Michael Kling, who founded the band WC in the late 70’s with John Norum, became one of UNIVERSE’s founding members. Bassist Hasse Hagman, who played in Joey Tempest‘s first band, along with drummer Anders Wetterströmand guitarist Per Nilsson, all came from the band Twilight. Once UNIVERSE got their hands on keyboard player Fredrik Kriström and singer Kjell Wallen, the band was complete. They played diligently for a couple of years all over Sweden, opening for Nazareth, among many other gigs. In 1985, the band released its self-titled debut album with songs like “Rollin’ On”, “Stories from the Old Days”, and “Strong Vibrations”. In 1986, Kjell Wallen left the band on good terms following creative differences and was subsequently replaced by Janne Åström. With Janne as the new frontman, the band focused fully on a follow-up to their debut album. Several demos were recorded but never ended up in the right hands. The band dissolved in early 1988 and then had a short reunion for a final show in the ice hall in Upplands Väsby later that year.
The band members went their separate ways, each showing up here and there in different contexts with connections to music. Everyone maintained occasional contact and eventually Per Nilsson reached out to the others to see if they were interested in playing together again. In 2002, all the members met up together for the first time in 14 years. They immediately knew they wanted to play again, and became convinced that the old material still had potential. Everyone agreed that a new album had to be released, but also that they were being pulled in different directions. For several years they kept continuous contact, waiting for the time when recording an album became inevitable. At first, UNIVERSE lacked a singer, but suddenly one day he was just there. Andreas Eklund (ex-House Of Shakira) became the new front man, his narrative lyrics and tasteful melodies opening the door to another dimension, so the band could take a bigger step into the galaxy. Now, finally, UNIVERSE is back as UNIVERSE INFINITY with “Rock Is Alive”, a powerful album that is a tribute to the music of the 70’s and 80’s, and to their youth in Upplands Väsby. “Rock Is Alive” was produced by Michael Kling and Per Nilsson at Kling Studios, and mixed and mastered by Stefan Helleblad; drums were recorded in Standstraight Studio One Scandinavia. The artwork was created by Sylvain Lucchina at Razor Images.
Line-Up: Michael Kling – Lead Guitar; Andreas Eklund – Vocals; Hasse Hagman – Bass; Freddy Kriström – Keyboard; Anders Wetterström – Drums; Per Nilsson – Guitar
Listen to New York’s melodic rock rising hope TEMPT covering classic Def Leppard’s “Women” :
Second album is coming up this summer on July 20th from swedish metallers
FREE FROM SIN.
The tracklist so far is:
Faces of Christ
The Devils mule
GOD made you Hate (The core of War)
Crossing the Borderline
Deciever (become a Believer)
Break and Burn
World Victim (The end)
Swedish metal band FREE FROM SIN released their self-titled debutalbum in 2015. The debutalbum was received very well in the hard rock and metal communities.
FREE FROM SIN – Free From Sin (2015)
Free From Sin
Evil Or Divine
Stumbling Down A Wicked Road
The Masquerade Temple Of Fear
La Grande Finale (instrumental)
The album was first released digitally on label Blakk records July 7th, 2015 and a physical release followed in all of Europe September 25th, 2015 on label Pride & Joy Music.
IMPERIUM – The Mika Brushane Project announced the new album (no title or release date yet) set to be released this year and some of the guest musicians part of the line up.
The first single out of the upcoming album is already on youtube as lyric video and is called “Beyond the Stars”. This song is featuring Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Unisonic, Sunstorm, Khymera) on vocals. The guitars are played by Erkka Korhonen, best known from the Raskasta Joulua project and bands like Urban Tale, Ari Koivunen, Northern Kings, Dark Sarah.
Dynazty announced their return in the studio, preparing their new album (no title yet) which will be released later on this year.
Here’s what band states:
“We are excited to announce the start of the recordings for our follow up album to 2016’s Titanic Mass. Set for release in 2018, the album is recorded in Skara, Sweden at the Panic Room Studios with Thomas “Plec” Johansson producing.
Singer Nils Molin says: “After starting the writing back in the spring of 2017, it is exciting to say the least to finally start recording this album, that I without hesitation can say is our strongest effort yet!
We are at the moment laying down drums, and the mood in the studio is thoroughly vibrant! Can’t wait to show the world what is being worked on here!”
Drive She Said announced the rerelease of the album “Real Life” completely remixed and mastered. Release date is set to March 23d from Escape Music.
Track list: : 1 Real Life 5:12 / 2 Stronger 5:33 / 3 We Live For Love 4:36 / 4 Whats it Gonna Take 4:22 / 5 Silverwhite 3:39 / 6 Overdrive 4:09 / 7 Find Your Place 5:10 / 8 All Your Heart 4:42 / 9 Hold Me 5:36 / 10 When WIll It Be Love 4:48 / 11 How Can I Be Sure 5:37 / 12 Always and Forever (Godz) / 4:43 / 13 Believe 4:45
Drive, She Said is:
Al Fritsch– Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Mark Mangold- Keys and Background Vocals
Jonathan Mover- Drums
Produced by Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch
Re-Mixed in 2017 by Brian Anthony and Mark Mangold
Recordings engineered by Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch at Mariel’s Kitchen Studios, N.Y. and Jack’s House Studios, N.J.
Drums Recorded at Skyline Studios engineered by Jonathan Mover and Alex Olson.
Vocal Extravaganza Arrangements by Al
Artwork by Nello Del Omo
Cover Concept by Drive, She Said
DRIVE, SHE SAID is a melodic metal duo that has recorded 6 records. Having started out on CBS in the U.S., made up of Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch, D,SS is known for their stellar vocals, anthemic songs and scathing musicianship
Mangold, a renowned keyboardist, and his creative partner in Drive, She said, the amazing singer/multi-instrumentist Al Fritsch, met in 1988 and started writing and paving the way for their acclaimed first album Drive, She Said on Columbia records. The band toured extensively, playing with such bands as FM, UFO and others, and performing at numerous Festivals.
In 2003 Mark and Al joined with drummer Jonathan Mover to create the album “Real Life”.
According to Mangold “When we started it was important to carve out an original sound, and hopefully also have a “hit. We have always wanted to make our music totally over the top! One of the favorite records we ever did is “Real Life” but the original release never sounded the way we wanted it to. It has the walls of vocals, and musicianship, and hopefully anthemic, and sometimes progressive, songs we enjoyed doing and I am ecstatic that we were now able to remix and release it the way it was meant to be. I am also happy that Al’s legacy is preserved as to listen to this record is to be surrounded by Al Fritch’s voice, playing and energy.”
In December 2017, W.A.S.P. successfully completed their “ReIdolized” tour supporting the 25th anniversary of their iconic hit album “The Crimson Idol“, the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which will finally be released in a rerecorded version and of the album with the 4 missing songs – as originally intended – together with “The Crimson Idol” movie on DVD and BluRay!
W.A.S.P. now proudly present the first glimpse of the incredible film material that has never been officially released! Check out the video for “Chainsaw Charlie” HERE!
For the first time EVER as originally intended – the film and soundtrack are united and will be released as one special product! The product will also feature 4 additional songs that were intended to be part of the original “The Crimson Idol“.
“ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)” will be released worldwide on February 2nd 2018via Napalm Records! The following formats can be pre-ordered HERE:
2CD & Bluray & DVD in Slipcase
2LP Gatefold + DVD
2CD Digipack (Re-Press)
2CD Jewelcase (Re-Press)
Track listing CD1:
1 The Titanic Overture
2 The Invisible Boy
3 Arena of Pleasure
4 Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)
5 The Gypsy Meets the Boy
6 Michael’s Song
7 Miss You
8 Doctor Rockter
Track listing CD2:
1 I Am One
2 The Idol
3 Hold on to My Heart
4 Hey Mama
5 The Lost Boy
6 The Peace
7 Show Time
8 The Great Misconceptions of Me
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.
1. Prelude (intro)
2. That´s The Way That Life Goes,
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
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.
Produced by:Johan Kihlberg & Lars Chriss
Mixed by: Lars Chriss
Mastered by:Mike Lind
Artwork by: Carl André Beckston
Odyssey Desperado is a melodic hard rock project started by Odysseas Karapolitis in 2014 in Athens, Greece. His dream was to share the music, the melodies and the ideas he had in his mind with other people. For achieving this goal he worked with the multi-talented producer Bob Katsionis (Outloud, Firewind ) at Sound Symmetry Studio, also recruited one of the best Greek voices in the genre Manos Fatsis on lead vocals, and the legendary Paul Laine (ex-Danger Danger) on backing vocals. Four years later, the result of this cooperation has brought in the surface the album “Don’t Miss The Sunset, which he signed and will be released on 30 March 2018 by Lions Pride music.
1) Rush Of The Wave
2) You And Me Against The World
4) Dreams Die hard
5) Can’t Live Without You
6) Oasis (In The Desert Of Your Soul
7) Holding On To A Dream
9) Tomorrow You’ll Be Gone
10) Wings Of Silk
Odyssey Desperado are::
◾Odyssey Desperado – Lead & Rhythm Guitar’s
◾Bob Katsionis – Bass Guitar, Keyboards & Programming
◾Manos Fatsis – Lead Vocals
◾Paul Laine – Background Vocals
Mixed & Produced: Bob Katsionis
Mastered by: Nassos Nomikos at Vu Productions Mastering Studio
Recorded at: Sound Symmetry Studio, Athens, Greece.
Visit Lions Pride Music at: https://t.co/fG40eO2OWv
Swedish melodic hard rock band REACH is back – now as a power trio with a new album and video. First song to be revealed is the album title track ”The Great Divine” and it’s available on all digital platforms. A videoclip is also available on youtube and you can check it HERE
The lineup consists of
Ludvig Turner (Guitars & Vocals),
Marcus Johansson (Drums),
Soufian Ma’Aoui (Bass).
The new material consists of 10 songs written by Ludvig Turner ranging from the modern up-tempo “Running on Empty” to the spooky “Nightmare“, the moody “River Deep“, the catchy “One Life” and the straight forward hard rock tune “Into Tomorrow” that sets the opening for the album.
1. Into Tomorrow
2. The Great Divine
3. Live or Die
5. Off the Edge
6. One Life
7. Running on Empty
9. You Say
10. River Deep
Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Band, VOLSTER feat. ex-members of Masquerade and House Of Heavy, have signed with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. VOLSTERS’s debut album “Perfect Storm“, includes 12 tracks and is produced by VOLSTER, co-produced/mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Lynch Mob, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Megadeth, Y&T) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty) at The Panic Room Mastering. A video teaser of new album “Perfect Storm” can be viewed here:
Henrik Lundberg says: “Brought up with music from the 70th and 80th the roots are deep. So it’s no surprise our music is built from these glorious decades even if we also involve more modern flavours. The main ingredient is the melody, what else makes a great song other than great vocals and interesting riffs of course. With members having been active in the music business for decades now is the time to make all our music dreams come true, playing the music we love. VOLSTER is melodic hard rock as it’s supposed to be.”
Peter Tenning – Vocals
Ulf Andersson – Guitar (ex-Masquerade)
Henrik Lundberg – Bass (ex-House Of Heavy, ex-Masquerade)
Daniel Granlund – Drums (Syconaut)
VOLSTER is a Swedish hard rock band started by guitarist Ulf Andersson and bass player Henrik Lundberg who were both members of the band Masquerade in the late 80s and early 90s. While Ulf left Masquerade for other projects, Henrik continued making a couple of albums with Masquerade before they broke up. In 2009 Henrik released an album with the band House of Heavy.
Ulf and Henrik met up again in 1996 to record a four song demo. This demo was called VOLSTER and in 2013 (17 years later) they decided to pick up where they left off and plans were made to start a band performing these songs and also write new ones. They kept the name VOLSTER.
Danish rockers Raspberry Park has signed a Worldwide deal with the German record label AOR Heaven for the next album. The band will start writing new material in January 2018 and start the actual recording in late spring.
Final touches on the new studio album coming up next year from danish rockers Royal Hunt. The album is set to be released on February 7th in Japan via King Records. EU and North America deluxe edition release dates are soon to be unveiled.
American/Italian hard rockers NOT OVER YET have released a music video for the song ‘Crazy Tide‘ (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland, Luca Princiotta), the track is taken from the band’s debut album ‘AXIOMS OF LIFE‘, out today. NOT OVER YET is an international studio project that brings together world-renowned artists to create the ultimate hard rock album.
‘AXIOMS OF LIFE‘ featuring as guests: Luca Princiotta – lead guitars (Doro Pesch), Chris Poland– lead guitars (OHM / Megadeth), Blaze Bayley – vocals (Blaze / Iron Maiden / Wolfsbane), Zak Stevens – vocals (TSO / Savatage / Circle II Circle), Dylan Rose – vocals (Archer Nation), Charlie Huhn – vocals (Foghat / Gary Moore / Ted Nugent / Victory) and Greg Izor – vocals.
1. Will Power (feat. Dylan Rose, Luca Princiotta)
2. Crazy Tide (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland, Luca Princiotta)
3. Boomshake (feat. Charlie Huhn, Luca Princiotta)
4. You And I (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland)
5. Back to Square One (feat. Blaze Bayley, Luca Princiotta)
6. Some Blues (feat. Greg Izor, Luca Princiotta)
7. No Compromise (feat. Charlie Huhn, Luca Princiotta)
8. Breathe (feat. Dylan Rose, Luca Princiotta)
9. Let’s Stay Together (feat. Greg Izor)
NOT OVER YET is:
Giulia Cerardi – Rhythm guitars
Luigi Stefanini – Bass guitar
Luca Cerardi – Drums
Debut selftitled album is coming up on November 24th from Wildness.
The idea behind WILDNESS began to grow in the summer of 2013 when the first songs were written. With main focus on heavy guitars, wide keyboards, big drums, melodies and hooks the shape of something new and exciting began to emerge. At this point, Wildness was more of a studio project and originally founded by drummer and songwriter Erik Modin while the guitar players Pontus Sköld and Adam Holmström were in to share the lead guitar parts early on.
The search for the right lead singer wasn’t easy as pie, but after a few months their destiny crossed with the unbelivable vocal talent Gabriel Lindmark in early 2014. More songwritings and demos recording came along, and it didn’t take long until it was clear that WILDNESS deserved to be a real band.
On September 1st 2015, WILDNESS independently released their self-produced debut single ”Collide” which immediately gained a lot of spins at various digital platforms such as a number of online radio stations focused on AOR and Melodic Rock. Live performances that followed showed that the band was capable to deliver on stage as well.
The second single ”Turning The Pages” was released on January 14th 2016, and shortly after that WILDNESS was approached by Georg Siegl by German record label AOR Heaven. The contact resulted in a record deal which allowed the band to finally begin the launch of their first full-length album.
The choice for the producer fell on the creative and productive mastermind Erik Wigelius (Wigelius, Care Of Night) and the pre-production and recordings took place between during 2016 and 2017. The main part of the record was recorded at Erik Wigelius’ studio, besides additional parts recorded by drummer and co-producer Erik Modin.
The two previous singles ”Collide” and ”Turning The Pages” were re-recorded for the album. The mixing and mastering was handled by Erik Wigelius, who really knows how to take the 80’s-influenced sounds at put them in the 21th century!
Despite their short career, WILDNESS have already shared stages with well established acts in the scene like WHITE WIDDOW and DYNAZTY.
Releases: Collide – Digital single (September 1th, 2015) ; Turning The Pages – Digital single (January 14th, 2016)
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