2018’s TOP 20 Melodic Rock Releases …and not only! (by Lino “AmadeuS” R.)


2018 is coming to an end and here’s the YEAR’s TOP 20 as it was seen by
AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show host ūüôā
Happy Holidays everyone!
Keep it MELODIC!


¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† –¬† Lino “AmadeuS” R.¬† –

1- Jerome Mazza – Outlaw Son


2- Nitrate – Real World


3- Universe Infinity – Rock is Alive


4- Mass – When 2 Worlds Collide

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5- Heartwind – Higher and Higher


6- Hank Erix – Nothing But Trouble

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7- White Widdow – Victory


8- Bonfire – Temple of Lies


9- Creye – ST


10- King Company – Queen of Hearts


11- Kissin’ Dynamite – Ecstasy


12- Maverick – Cold star dancer


13- Sapphire Eyes – Breath of Ages

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14- Tony Mitchell – Beggars Gold


15- Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame – Smoke on the mountain


16- TEN – Illuminati

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17- Signal Red – Under the Radar


18- Midnite City – There goes the Neighbourhood


19- Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – Age of Discovery


20- Firmo – Rehab

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

German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band,¬†ETERNAL FLAME, have released a lyric video for¬†‚ÄėGot A Rock & Roll Fever‚Äė, featuring¬†G√∂ran Edman¬†(ex-Yngwie Malmsteen,¬†John Norum) on vocals. The song is taken from their¬†third album¬†‚ÄėSmoke On The Mountain‚Äė, to be out on¬†May 18th, 2018¬†via¬†ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records.¬†The album includes¬†13 tracks, and¬†¬†featuring¬†Mark Boals¬†(ex-Yngwie Malmsteen,¬†Ring of Fire) on vocals.

ETERNAL FLAME¬†have recently released a music video for¬†‚ÄėQueen Of The Hill‚Äė:¬†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)

‚ÄěSmoke on the Mountain‚Äú is a great album for friends a traditional metal that‚Äės 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 Records.¬†MICHAEL 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 Malmsteen,¬†Ring of Fire) and¬†G√∂ran Edman¬†(ex-Yngwie Malmsteen,¬†John 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 One,¬†Midnite Club,¬†Domain) and¬†Rainer Holzapfl¬†did the lyrics.


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



Mark Boals РVocals  (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire)
Göran Edman РVocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John 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 Gr√ľnzer – Bass

MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME¬†style is inspired by the 80‚Äôs and 90‚Äôs (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN,¬†RAINBOW¬†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¬†G√∂ran 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.