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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COLDSPELL have released a music video for the song ‘Forevermore‘, the track is taken from the new album, ‘A New World Arise’, which is out NOW. For the fourth time the band from the land of ice and snow up in the north of Sweden is going to bring the world 12 songs that will melt a rocking heart. The band has captured emotions of a world going crazy and finding peace in the wilderness.
The album was recorded at various studios throughout Sweden and once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (Pretty Maids, Helloween, Jorn).
Coldspell recently released the first single/video “Call of the Wild” https://youtu.be/vFwlwF1O2GU, back in July 2017.
With three albums released so far the wait is over. Coldspell are ready to strike again with the brand new album titled “A New World Arise”. This is stunning recording that features 12 new songs of epic proportions and it’s going to put ColdSpell firmly on the map. This is Scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order and will be a strong contender for the hard rock album of 2017.
Niclas Svedentorp – Vocals
Michael Larsson – Guitars
Chris Goldsmith – Bass
Per Johansson – Drums
Perris Records is proud to announce the worldwide release of VAN ARX – Stand Together For Rock and Roll CD.
VAN ARX a unmistakable Hard Rock 80s style with everything you’d expect to see on stage during those wild and crazy times. Powerful original songs with a deliberate nod to icons like Kiss, Mötley Crüe, AC/DC and many more. With three lead vocalists, VAN ARX covers the entire spectrum of the genre and guarantees a diverse performance. VAN ARX also means a visual flashback into the 80s: four strong personalities carry the audience off into a time of glam rockers with long manes, platform boots and spandex. The musicians shed their identities and become Tyler String, Jake Fake, Brewster Kickass and Sticky Martin. Expect to be part of an exciting show with attitude, pyrotechnics, smoke and lights as the central elements of this collaborative work of art. 1984, the heyday of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and the birth year of the Swiss band VAN ARX. After achieving considerable local success, the first chapter in the band’s history ended in the early 90s when the band members decided to pursue different musical avenues. But those formative years were never forgotten. 2014, a VAN ARX reunion. The joy was immense. A melding of musical maturity, old friendships and a passion for Hard Rock and Metal gave the band its direction. After a short warmup period, VAN ARX is set to relaunch in its original lineup with a solid live concept and a brand new album. For fans of KISS, Mötley Crüe, AC/DC and STEEL PANTHER.
- Make My Day
- Stand Together For Rock and Roll
- Stay Tonight
- Rock and Roll Master
- Rock Battle
- Bang Your Head
- I Want Some Girls
- She Did Anyway
- Send The Devil to Hell
- It Is Over
- You Like To Party (We Love To Rock)
CD is available for purchase direct from label: