Skandi Act CARE OF NIGHT’s new album “Love Equals War”, produced by Erik Wigelius, is set to be released by AOR Heaven/GerMusica Promotion on November the 23rd 2018.
1. Love equals War
2. Your perfection
3. She leads you on
4. All I got
6. Ivory Tower
7. Cold as my heart
8. Please don’t leave
9. We will find a way
10. At last
Care of Night.
Calle Schönberg – Lead Vocals
Viktor Öström Berg – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar.
Kristofer V. Wachenfeldt – Keyboards, Vocals
Linus Svensson – Drums, Vocals
Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and centered around the Millis brothers Jules (Vocals – ex Tigertailz) & Xavier (Keyboards – 2 x Aria Nominee) and guitar virtuoso Enzo Almanzi. Raised on a healthy diet of 80’s Arena Rock and influenced by artists such as Survivor, Foreigner, Journey, Night Ranger, Starship, Dokken and Australia’s own Rick Springfield. In 2010 White Widdow signed with the AOR Heaven label and stormed onto the Melodic Rock scene across the globe with the release of their self-titled debut album throughout Europe. The release of the debut was met by the press with rave reviews making it into Classic Rock Magazine’s top 10 AOR albums for 2010. White Widdow quickly returned with their follow up release “Serenade” in September 2011, showcasing a more crafted song style and structure. In support of “Serenade”, White Widdow hit the road playing festivals and headlining club shows throughout Europe which saw them tour through Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Greece and England. Along the way performing at HEAT Festival (Germany) and Firefest (UK) and playing alongside artists including Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Steve Auguri (Journey), Unruly Child, Stage Dolls, Keel, Shakra, Strangeways, Silent Rage, Alien, Mitch Malloy, Coney Hatch, Jeff Paris, Kane Roberts and many more. In 2014 White Widdow’s third opus. “Crossfire” was released and was once again met with praise from both rock critics and melodic rock/ AOR fans, receiving positive reviews. In March 2015 White Widdow returned to tour Europe with shows in Spain and Greece before returning to the UK with shows across England and finishing the tour at Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival in Wales sharing the stage with AOR Legends Night Ranger & FM. 2016 saw White Widdow release their fourth album “Silhouette”, a very slick AOR affair that was heaped with praise by the Melodic Rock Press and Media. White Widdow returned to tour Europe and once again performed at HEAT Festival in Germany alongside artists including Treat and Pink Cream 69. 2018 has seen White Widdow re-enter the studio for their fifth album “Victory”, celebrating ten years since the band began and an album cover that throws back to the style of their debut. “Victory” incorporates a strong Pomp element in the songs along with White Widdow’s traditional classic 80’s AOR sound, the band allowing their influence of bands like Giuffria and White Sister to really come through. Featuring over the top pompus keyboards, stacked harmony vocals from the Millis brothers and Enzo Almanzi’s tasty solos throughout. White Widdow are set to perform at Rockingham in the UK in support of the new album, followed by a tour through Spain, Greece and their native Australia.
White Widdow are:
Lead Vocals – Jules Millis;
Keyboards & Vocals – Xavier Millis;
Guitars – Enzo Almanzi;
Bass – Ben Webster;
Drums – Gavin Hill
1. Victory, 2. Fight For Love, 3. Second Hand Heart, 4. Late Night Liason, 5. Danced In The Moonlight, 6. Love And Hate, 7. Reach Up, 8. Anything, 9. America, 10. Run And Hide
AMRS APPROVED 8.75 /10
Following on from their explosive self-titled debut album last year, MIDNITE CITY return all guns blazing on 19th of October 2018 with their sophomore release ‘THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD’ – eleven tracks of fist pumping, high energy, feel-good, hair metal of the highest order!
1. Here Comes The Party, 2. Give Me Love, 3. You Don’t Understand, 4. Life Ain’t Like This On The Radio, 5. We’re Gonna Make It, 6. Tonight You’re All I Need, 7. Hard To Get Over, 8. Takes One To Know One, 9. Heaven’s Falling, 10. Gave Up Giving Up, 11. Until The End
The lush melodies, huge choruses and gargantuan hooks found on their debut album are all here in abundance alongside some true modern day glam anthems, fun commercial party rock, moody mid-paced hard rockers and heart wrenching power ballads big enough to light up an entire arena.
As with the first album, the winning formula has remained – all songs have been written by Rob Wylde, whilst Pete Newdeck has once again taken control of production, engineering and mixing duties. With ‘THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD’ the band has literally stepped everything up several notches to unbridled, head splitting proportions. The guitars are big, the drums are huge, there are walls and walls of harmonies and more synths than you’d find this side of a classic Bon Jovi album. In a nutshell, this album has everything but the kitchen sink!
With shows all over the UK and Europe in 2017/ 2018, MIDNITE CITY’s sound is tighter than ever before.
So if you long for a band that still look, sound and perform like those long lost million selling forgotten bands of the late 80’s/ early 90’s, MIDNITE CITY and ‘THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD’ is the album for you. Don’t forget to catch MIDNITE CITY tearing it up live all over the UK, Europe and beyond in their own inimitable, arena rock style in 2018/ 2019…
’HERE COMES WEEKEND…HERE COMES THE PARTY!’
AMRS APPROVED 9/10
01. Ready For The Real Thing
02. Rise And Fall
03. Better Days
04. The Best Times Of My Life
05. Leap Of Faith
06. Fallin’ For You
08. Out Of Mind Out Of Sight
10. If I Could
Dion Bayman: All Vocals & Instruments
Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce all the details of “Better Days”, new official studio album by Aussie melodic rocker Dion Bayman, scheduled for release on September 21st 2018. The ten tracks of “Better Days” show the unquestionable skills of Dion Bayman in capturing the essence of a catchy and up-to-date FM sound, built on high quality songwriting reminiscent to the likes of late 90’s Bon Jovi, Richard Marx & Bryan Adams.
Dion says: “With each new release my goal is to make it better than the last in every aspect. I think I’ve grown as a songwriter, and production wise it’s the best sounding album I’ve produced. I am extremely proud of this record”.
Fans of classic melodic rock melodies but with a modern twist will love “Better Days”, especially thanks to the infectious choruses included within the whole tracklist of the album. Also, to offer a pleasant experience to the fans on the visual side as well, CD graphics have been designed by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Firmo, Room Experience, Charming Grace), while the CD booklet features introductive liner notes written by Antonio AORLAND, official speaker and director of AORLAND Radio Show in Spain. The album is available in physical format in two different formats: Standard CD Edition, and Ltd. Personalized Edition. This one, created by Outward Styles and available exclusively at Burning Minds Music Group’s official shop, Rock Temple, will come with handcrafted slipcase and personalized printed card filled with handwritten name of the buyer, printed number of the copy and signature of Art Of Melody Music’s label manager Stefano Gottardi, which certifies the originality and exclusivity of the product. A very special edition available in a strictly limited quantity of 50 copies, dedicated to all the great collectors out there.
“No More Cryin’” is now available! It’s the second release from the upcoming album TRACES, available everywhere October 5th. Watch the video for the new track below.
Australian AORsters White Widdow announced the release of their new album through the band’s facebook page.
Tha band stated: “The upcoming fifth White Widdow album “Victory” will be released in Europe & UK on October 26th 2018 on the AOR Heaven Label.”
2. Fight For Love
3. Second Hand Heart
4. Late Night Liason
5. Danced In The Moonlight
6. Love And Hate
7. Reach Up
10. Run And Hide.
Groundbreaker (Steve Overland & Robert Sall project) released their second single out of their debut album set for release in September from Frontiers Music.
Listen to the new single entitled “Breathe with me” from DYNAZTY. Their new album called “FIRESIGN” is set for release on September 28th from AFM RECORDS.
AFM Website: http://www.afm-records.de AFM Webshop: http://www.shop.afm-records.de
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Faster and louder. Australia’s Black Majesty are back with their seventh album ‘Children Of the Abyss’ on Pride & Joy Music. Vocalist John ‘Gio’ Cavaliere’s classy and moody vocals wail over the first single ‘Dragons Unite’ backed by the thunderous rhythm section of Evan Harris on bass and Ben Wignall on drums. Guitar solos galore, the twin attack of Hanny Mohamed and Stevie Janevski team up for lots of guitar wizardry, reminiscent of their heroes Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Helloween & Queensryche.
Produced by Roland Grapow (Masterplan), the new album “Children of the Abyss” has a world class production with songs like ‘Hideaway’, ‘Something’s Going On’ and the title track that are sure to become fan favorites in the live setting.
With countless live shows under their belt, Black Majesty have toured with some of the most well known heavy metal bands on the planet whilst having played at the world’s best Heavy Metal festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Metal Universe, Screamfest & Headbangers Open Air.
Look no further than the mega album art by Thomas Ewerhard, “Children Of the Abyss” is one of the finest power metal albums of 2018
The album is set for release on September 21st/.
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Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group announced all the details of “Rehab“, first official solo album by Italian singer/songwriter Gianluca Firmo. After the critical and fans’ acclaim received with the release of Room Experience in 2015 (fronted by rockstar vocalist David Readman), Gianluca was invited by the Street Symphonies‘ label team to express himself also as singer in a dedicated solo release, in order to show another side of his musical personality. With a finalized line-up of skilled and talented musicians, recruited appositely for backing Gianluca in this solo adventure, recordings started last year @ Atomic Stuff Studio (Isorella – Italy), under the technical supervision of sound engineer Oscar Burato (Airbound, Orphan Skin Diseases). The result is shown in twelve charming melodic rock songs, where Gianluca finally had the chance to share his personal singing style coached by the skills and experience of vocal producer Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (Raintimes, Room Experience, Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace).
Gianluca says: “Beside the fact that it allows me to sing my own songs, this record for me is both a test and an achievement. A test because It’s the first time that I’m in charge for everything concerning the production of a record. And it is an achievement because I had the chance to work shoulder to shoulder in the studio with some amazing musicians, but also the luck to find a label that allowed me (and supported me) to work with no artistic boundaries and even make some unusual choices to follow my different musical influences and tastes. I feel the result is very personal and though it’s far from being perfect, it sure is my perfect rehab from being put in any frame. And as today I couldn’t be happier than this”.
Firmo‘s debut “Rehab” is set for release on October 19, 2018 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, while a dedicated Japanese release is expected later in November via AnderStein Music. Mastering duties have been handled by renowned studio engineer Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Raintimes, Wheels Of Fire) @ PriStudio (Bologna – Italy). CD graphics have been designed instead by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Room Experience, Charming Grace), while the CD booklet features introductive liner notes written by renowned rock journalist Paul Woodward (Fireworks Magazine).
TEN ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM ENTITLED “ILLUMINATI”!
We are proud to announce that our brand new album “Illuminati”, will be released in November 9, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital. More details and the first track from the album will be presented in the coming weeks!
1. Be As You Are Forever
2. Shield Wall
3. The Esoteric Ocean
5. Rosetta Stone
7. Heaven And The Holier-Than-Thou
10. Of Battles Lost And Won
Eunomia is a Power Metal band from Norway formed in 2011 by Peter Danielsen. The group released a demo EP called “Crystal Sword” in 2013, and started writing and recording the debut album “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” in 2016. After two years in the making, the record is finally ready to be unleashed.
It is set place in the fantasy world of Valley Doom and Eunomia created by the two brothers Marius and Peter Danielsen. The band invited several guests to help tell the story of Eunomia. With musicians such as Alessandro Conti from Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Twilight Force, Henning Basse from Firewind and Victor Smolski (Almanac, ex Rage), they have created an epic and cinematic concept album. The full cast is found in the attached pdf. “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” was produced by the Danielsen brothers in Ålesund, Norway.
Norwegian melodic heavy rock/metal band, BIG CITY, have released a music video for ‘Running For Your Life‘, the track is taken of their second album ‘Big City Life‘, due out as a double CD digipack including their 2013 debut album ‘Wintersleep‘ on June 22nd, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. BIG CITY features members of Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Withem, Maraton and Memoria Avenue.
The video was edited by Jim Evgenidis at Icon Filmworx Studios.
‘Big City Life‘ Tracklist:
1. Midnight Train
2. Innocence Of A Kill
4. Fire And Stone
5. Too Late
6. The Last Sleep
8. Love Break The Heart
9. Harbor Of Tears
10. Will You Be Gone
On August 10th the German metal a-cappella masters VAN CANTO will release their seventh studio album: Trust in Rust.
Since 2006 they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of seven members, Trust in Rust covers a wide stylistic range from melodic to bombastic, showcasing their own takes on ballads, hard rock ballbreakers and speed metal anthems. Covers, ranging from Helloween’s “Ride the Sky” (feat. Kai Hansen) to AC/DC`s “Hells Bells”, give listeners a completely fresh glimpse at the vocal crew. The sound of Trust in Rust reflects their varied experiences on the road with unbroken power and passion for the human voice in heavy metal.
The band on the new album:
“If you release 7 albums in 12 years you aren’t able to rust. Nevertheless the new album is rougher and more metal. It’s a composite work of all 7 band members, full of new ideas but without losing the good old VAN CANTO style. We are still excited about what we are doing and believe in ourselves – trust in rust!”
- Back in the Lead
- Trust in Rust
- Ride the Sky (feat. Kai Hansen)
- Desert Snake
- Darkest Days
- Hells Bells
- Heading Home
CD 2: Best Of – Orchestral Versions:
- The Mission (Orchestral Version)
- Rain (Orchestral Version)
- Hero (Orchestral Version)
- Take to the Sky (Orchestral Version)
- Water Fire Heaven Earth (Orchestral Version)
- My Voice (Orchestral Version)
- If I Die in Battle (Orchestral Version)
- The Higher Flight (Orchestral Version)
- Unholy (Orchestral Version)
- The Other Ones (Orchestral Version)
German heavy metal legend GRAVE DIGGER just unveiled the title of their upcoming studio album: It is entitled The Living Dead and will be released on September 14th via Napalm Records.
Since their founding back in 1980, GRAVE DIGGER have been leaders in the German heavy metal scene. They created their very own version of Teutonic heavy music – albums like Heavy Metal Breakdown, Witch Hunter or Tunes Of War became classics in the scene. Now the band will return with another face smashing album followed by a big run of shows throughout Europe!
GRAVE DIGGER will hit the road again in 2019 with a series of headliner appearances on their “Tour Of The Living Dead” opening in Hannover, Germany on January 11th and finishing in Tel Aviv, Israel on February 9th. See the full list of dates below.
Tour Of The Living Dead 2018
w/ Burning Witches
11.01.19 DE – Hannover / MusikZentrum
12.01.19 DE – Andernach / JUZ Live Club
13.01.19 CH – Pratteln / Z7
14.01.19 DE – München / Backstage
15.01.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
16.01.19 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
17.01.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche
18.01.19 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
19.01.19 DE – Neuruppin / Kulturhaus Neuruppin
20.01.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
22.01.19 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
23.01.19 DE – Berlin / Lido
24.01.19 DE – Bamberg / Live Musik Club
25.01.19 DE – Regensburg/Obertraublingen / Eventhalle-Airport
26.01.19 DE – Memmingen / Kaminwerk
27.01.19 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
28.01.19 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
29.01.19 UK – London / The Underworld
30.01.19 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
31.01.19 FR – France TBA
01.02.19 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
02.02.19 ES – Madrid / Mon Live
03.02.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
09.02.19 IL – Tel Aviv / Gagarin Club
GRAVE DIGGER are:
Chris Boltendahl – Vocals
Axel Ritt – Guitar
Jens Becker – Bass
Stefan Arnold – Drums
Marcus Kniep – Keyboards
Hard rock legend DEE SNIDER just released the official music video for the new track “Tomorrow’s No Concern” of his upcoming album For The Love Of Metal.
DEE SNIDER on his new single:
“Tomorrow’s No Concern” is the perfect first single off of my new album “For the Love of Metal”. Lyrically it’s about me living for today, not in the past. So many people waste their lives away remembering the “glory days”. While I am proud of all that I’ve done, I’m more interested and excited about what is happening now. In the song I urge the listener to do the same; live in the moment and don’t let the past – good, bad or indifferent – or what might or might not happen in the future ever slow you down!”
For The Love Of Metal was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow).
DEE SNIDER on the release:
“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”
Jamey Jasta comments:
“I’m so happy and proud to have been a part of this project, Dee Snider is an American original, there is no other voice like his on earth, his power and passion really shine through on this album. Metal brings us all together and with Dee still at the forefront, it’s a great time to be a fan of heavy music!”
Howard Jones states:
“To be given the chance to write for AND sing with Dee Snider, one of the men responsible for shaping heavy music as it is today, is an absolute honor. The voice, the mind, the swagger…the man is one of a kind.”
Alissa White-Gluz comments:
“I am honored and humbled to sing alongside such a truly unique and talented soul. I love that Dee Snider has continued to shock people for decades just by being himself. I can’t wait for everyone to hear our duet! It was no easy task matching up to Dee’s level of vocal prowess but I washappy to accept the challenge and I’m in love with the results!”
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. I am The Hurricane
4. American Made
5. Roll Over You
6. I’m Ready
7. Running Mazes
9. Become The Storm
10. The Hardest Way
11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)
12. For The Love of Metal
02.07.18 IL – Tel Aviv
03.08. – 04.08.2018 SE – Rejmyre / Skogsröjet Festival
10.08. – 12.08.2018 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz Metal Festival
More Dates Coming Soon!
POWERWOLF releases the full album artwork including track listing! After teasing with appetizers in form of song titles and parts of the stunning album artwork, it’s time to see it in full!
The Sacrament Of Sin is full of purest lifeblood and heaviest passion! This new record overwhelms both with sophisticated songwriting and sheer aggression – and proves once more why POWERWOLF are the one and only true high priests of heavy metal!The Sacrament Of Sin is full of purest lifeblood and heaviest passion! This new record overwhelms both with sophisticated songwriting and sheer aggression – and proves once more why POWERWOLF are the one and only true high priests of heavy metal!Matthew Greywolf on the upcoming release:”We’re proud to finally unveil the album title along with the amazing cover artwork of “THE SACRAMENT OF SIN”. While we are in the final stage of mixing the album at Fascination Street Studios we can’t wait to unleash this monster and celebrate this new chapter together with all of you – expect nothing less but a mass more intense than ever, bringing some new elements to the liturgy while being as wild and wolfish as it could!” The full track listing of “The Sacrament Of Sin” offers a dozen metal psalms forged for all eternity:
1. Fire & Forgive
2. Demons Are A Girl‘s Best Friends
3. Killers With The Cross
4. Incense And Iron
5. Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone6. Stossgebet
7. Nightside Of Siberia
8. The Sacrament Of Sin
9. Venom Of Venus
10. Nighttime Rebel
11. Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)
First exclusive pre-order editions will be available via EMP and Napalm Records shortly!
POWERWOLF’s history of success is a true metal fairytale! With their last three records all hitting the TOP 3 of the German album charts, two of them at NUMBER 1, sold-out headline shows and frenetically celebrated festival gigs all over Europe, POWERWOLF prove: Metal is religion and with their new effort The Sacrament Of Sin the best is yet to come!After loads of captivating live gigs, sold-out headliner shows – Grab your chance to meet POWERWOLF again at these very special summer festival appearances as well as on a full European headlining tour run together with Amaranthe and Kissin Dynamite!
Kamelot premiere second single track & music video
“Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” out of their new album called “Shadow Theory”
set for release on April 6th from Napalm Records.