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.
Swiss/Finnish/American hard rockers PANORAMA have released a lyric video for ‘Around The World‘, it’s the title song of their debut album, out on January 12, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The cover artwork was made by Stan W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper)
Canadian legendary AORsters BOULEVARD released a new videoclip called “Life is a beautiful thing” out of their new album “Luminesence” (Melodic Rock Records)
The mighty MAGNUM released a new lyric video called “Without Love” taken from the new album “Lost On The Road To Eternity” – Out January 19th, 2018 Pre-order the album here: https://Magnum.lnk.to/LostOnTheRoadTo… More infos at: http://www.magnumonline.co.uk Video created by: http://www.Hard-Media.com
Sneakout Records is glad to announce the signing of Italian hard rockers Stray Bullets for the release of their debut album. Their story begins back in 2007, when this hard rock combo coming from Verona (north of Italy) started to write the first songs together, in order to move their first steps for the making of their first studio album. It took three years to record and self-release “Lost Soul Town”, a demo/album with ten tracks entirely played and recorded by the band as a home-made recording. In the following years, Stray Bullets faced a series of line-up changes, which accidentally led them to focus their proposal on a more sleaze oriented rock style. In the summer of 2015, after the meeting with Oscar Burato and Stefano Gottardi of Burning Minds Music Group, Stray Bullets took the decision of putting the basis for a collaboration together, in order to improve the quality of their proposal. The band entered the doors of Atomic Stuff Studio under the artistic guidance of Oscar himself, finalizing (with the line-up composed by vocalist Alex Chinaski, guitar-players Steven Evil and Nick, bass-player Dave Dufford and drummer Zen) the eleven tracks of “Shut Up”, which includes most of the songs taken from “Lost Soul Town”, now re-written and re-arranged according to the soul and style of the new line-up. A new band, a new album, and a new adventure: Stray Bullets are ready to rock the world with the energy captured in their debut “Shut Up”.
Following on from their critically acclaimed 2015 independent debut album ‘Speedway’ Blood Red Saints make a welcome return with a brand new selection of top class hard rock. ‘Love Hate Conspiracies‘ sees the band make a progression into a more focused direction. Pete Godfrey (vocals) tells us more. “The Speedway album was a great debut for us no doubt about that but this new album is a massive step forward. We’ve really found our own sound and identity with this material, it feels a lot more cohesive and is without doubt, heavier in style. This feels like a real band all pulling together”
The new album also sees two new Saints baptised to join original members Pete Godfrey, Rob Naylor (bass) and Lee Revill (guitars). Neil Hibbs (formerly of Arkhams Razor, Shy) joins to add a harder edge with crunching guitars for a tougher approach for both live and studio work. Andy Chemney (drums) was an obvious choice having worked with Rob in their previous band ‘Angels Or Kings’. Rob takes up the story. “I’ve known Andy nearly all my life, he was the guy I wanted for our band and we are so pleased to have finally got our man”
So, what can we expect from ‘Love Hate Conspiracies?’ Lee Revill told us this “it’s musically in a heavier direction than Speedway. We still wanted big melodic choruses but we wanted to toughen them up a bit too. We’ve got such a strong set of songs here and we are all excited to finally let people hear them, on the album and also live, these songs are gonna kick ass”
The album features a writing and vocal contribution from Paul Laine (The Defiants) on ‘Is it over’ and a track ‘Turn on the Night’, written by Steve Brown (Trixter, Def Leppard, Tokyo Motor Fist)
Mixing and production was handled by Simon Humphrey who has worked with some of the biggest acts in music over many years and his input was invaluable in producing this record.
Love Hate Conspiracies can be heard soon enough, with a release date for 26th January 2018 on the AOR heaven label.
Pete Godfrey leaves us on this note.
“We hope people will love this album as much as we do. A lot of hard work has gone into making it and we think it shows”
Catch BRS out and about throughout the year with HRH in North Wales in March and more shows to be announced soon. Check them out on Facebook too.
PAL is a Swedish musical collaboration between guitarist Roger Ljunggren and Peter Andersson and Peo Pettersson.
Roger and Peter, longtime friends, started writing and play music together way back. They first got to know each other in the early eighties. Growing up in Skara, a small town in the southwest of Sweden sharing a passion for music and specially song-writing the sweat out together in a small rehearsal studio together with some other local musicians.
The group started in 1987 when a demo was recorded in Peo’s studio Vanäs for a band called Escape which at that moment was short of a singer and Peo helped out.
Now, thirty years later the three musicians are making music together again. The songs on the debut album “Prime” are a collaboration between the three – where Roger wrote the music and recorded the guitars and solos and Peter arranged, produced and played the bass. Peo then added the vocals. Mauritz Petersson was hired to do the drums.
You can surely hear vintage elements in their music , but this time with a more modern approach and passion for the music they all grew up with. The first label that was invited to listen to the material was AOR Heaven in Germany. A record deal was signed with them shortly after. Release of the debut album “Prime” is scheduled in Europe January 2018.
Roger Ljunggren – Guitar
Peter Andersson – Bass
Peo Pettersson – Vocals / Keyboard
Mauritz Petersson – Drums