Swedish Melodic Rockers VIOLET JANINE released their new single called “Queen of Rock” which is available on Spotify and You Tube. Meanwhile the band signed a new deal with BMP Records Sweden for their forthcoming record.
Swedish Melodic Rockers VIOLET JANINE released their new single called “Queen of Rock” which is available on Spotify and You Tube. Meanwhile the band signed a new deal with BMP Records Sweden for their forthcoming record.
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
Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the release of “Rehab”, first single taken from S/T solo debut by Italian singer/songwriter Gianluca Firmo. The album is scheduled 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.
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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.
In 1997 Singer, songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman and since 1998 have been producing consistently high quality albums filled with hook laden songs and thought provoking lyrics. The now, hard to find self-titled album was followed up in 1999 by the awesome “One Step Closer” album. Continuing the high standard came “Dance In The Fire” and then “Sign Of The Modern Times” in 2000, and 2003 respectfully. Fans and critics alike began to realize they were dealing with an artist that would evolve and mature with them.
The year 2006 saw the release of “Heaven Knows”, and once again proved beyond all doubt that Newman were becoming one of the top purveyors of Melodic Rock in the UK. Any doubts about the quality or consistency were cast aside when in 2007 “Primitive Soul” was released to great acclaim. This was followed in 2008 by “Decade” a double album celebrating 10 years of Newman. However, not wanting to take the usual route of a “hits” album this was packaged with a second CD containing another 14 unreleased songs which ended up being so well received it was reviewed as a new studio album. “Decade” may have been a great way for a band to sign off and call it a day, however, not only was this not even considered, the focus went into producing the next stage of the bands career.
In 2010 “The Art Of Balance” was released to huge acclaim from critics and fans. The band followed this up with a string of successful live dates including Cambridge Rock Festival, Firefest Festival, and a UK Tour supporting John Waite. All this was achieved in the face of huge emotional strain after Steve suffered losing both his parents that year. In fact, as the writing progressed onto the following recording “Under Southern Skies” this AOR Heaven release ended up being a very personal and reflective album for Steve.
All this time , the live band, with the addition of Pete Newdeck on Drums, joining Steve (Vocals, Guitar), Shaun Bessant (Guitar, Vocals), Paul Boyle (Keyboards, Vocals), Dave Bartlett (Bass, Vocals) were gaining momentum, culiminating in shows in Greece, Spain, Germany, and the US. 2014 saw the re-recording and release of the acclaimed first album as a Limited Edition, This coincided with a successful UK tour with Vega. More live shows ensued before returning to the studio in 2014 and putting together what would become 2015’s “The Elegance Machine”. In 2016 Newman embarked on their first UK headline tour which was a great success as well as some other selected dates in Europe. At the end of the tour Steve took some time late in 2016 to concentrate on writing for a few other artists as well as having 3 songs re-recorded for the Goran Edman album “Cry Of Dawn”. It was within these sessions that Steve started to piece together the foundations for his next release. In 2017 “Aerial” was released, a more classic AOR Melodic Rock feeling album which had tremendous reviews and responses across the globe.
So we turn to 2018, and the 20th anniversary of Newman. Steve decided to celebrate this with “Decade II” following the same format as the first Decade release. A 2 CD 34 track album covering the bands history from 2007 to the present.
Newman – Decade II
01 Hero To Zero (From the album “The Art of Balance” Chrome Dome 2010)
02 Heading For Your Heart (From the album “Primitive Soul” Chrome Dome 2007)
03 Ghost In The Night (From the album “Under Southern Skies” AOR Heaven 2011)
04 Feel Her Again (From the album “Siren” AOR Heaven 2013)
05 Stay With Me (From the album “The Art Of Balance” 2010)
06 The Elegance Machine (From the album “The Elegance Machine” AOR Heaven 2016)
07 Killing Me (From the album “Under Southern Skies” AOR Heaven 2011)
08 Primitive Soul (From the album “Primitive Soul” Chrome Dome 2007)
09 Endless (From the album “The Art of Balance” Chrome Dome 2010)
10 Fire With Fire (From the album “Under Southern Skies” AOR Heaven 2011)
11 Scar Of Love (From the album “Siren” AOR Heaven 2013)
12 15 Minute Revolution (From the album “Primitive Soul” Chrome Dome 2007)
13 She Walks In Silence (From the album “The Elegance Machine” AOR Heaven 2016)
14 Under Southern Skies (From the album “Under Southern Skies” AOR Heaven 2011)
15 Had Enough (From the album “Siren” AOR Heaven 2013)
16 Tumble Down (From the album “The Art of Balance” Chrome Dome 2010)
17 For The Man I Am (From the album “Primitive Soul” Chrome Dome 2007)
01 Breaking The Barrier (From “The Elegance Machine” sessions 2014)
02 Girl Found Love (From “The Elegance Machine” sessions 2014)
03 Liar (From The “Aerial” sessions 2016)
04 One More Night With You (Frontiers song submission)
05 Fight No More (From the “Aerial” sessions 2016)
06 She’s The Woman (From “The Elegance Machine” sessions 2014)
07 Nightmare (“Under Southern Skies” Japanese bonus track)
08 Angel (From The “Aerial” sessions 2016)
09 World Keeps Turning (Frontiers song submission for the Toby Hitchcock album)
10 In Too Deep (From the “Aerial” sessions 2016)
11 The More I Love (“Under Southern Skies” Japanese bonus track)
12 Crossed My Heart (From the “Aerial” sessions 2016)
13 A Witness To Love’s Decline (From the “Aerial” sessions 2016)
14 Does It Feel The Same? (Frontiers song submission)
15 Race Of A Lifetime (From “The Elegance Machine” sessions 2014)
16 Never Becomes Again (From “The Elegance Machine” sessions 2014)
17 My Fantasy (From the “Aerial” sessions 2016)
“So here we are again, oh, but hang on, we’re another 10 years (from the first Decade release) down the line on this musical journey. I can’t believe how quickly those years have gone by !! I wanted to keep the concept for this collection the same as the previous release, so once again, I am proud and excited to present to you another double CD re-performed and re-recorded featuring 35 songs from 2007 right through to 2017. 20 years since Newman first released the debut album, and I still get the same excitement and joy from recording and performing music. In the last 10 years the live band has gone from strength to strength and I am now surrounded by a bunch of really good friends who bring these songs to life whenever we play. My drive to write and perform is a selfish quest, however, my inspiration is you, everyone that supports my music, and the wonderful compliments I receive on a daily basis, thank you for your belief, this one is for you.” Steve Newman
Disc 1 features 17 songs from the 2007 album “Primitive Soul” through “The Art Of Balance”,
“Under Southern Skies”, “Siren”, and finally the 2015 album “The Elegance Machine”.
Disc 2 features another 17 songs, some that were written and even recorded, but not included
on the final releases, songs that were written for other artists and 2 songs that were originally released as Japanese bonus tracks. There are some songs, as before, that were “works in progress” especially recorded for this release and also another 6 songs from the “Aerial” sessions.
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.
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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
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!”
CD 2: Best Of – Orchestral Versions:
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!
2. Crown Of Thorns,
3. Dying For Love,
4. Feel The Heat (Cobra soundtrack),
7. The Awakening (Shocker – Wes Craven),
8. Missing The Young Days,
9. Hike It Uo,
10. Secret Jesus,
11. Rock Ready (EA/MTV Rock Band Game),
12. The One,
13. Voodo Queen,
14. Standing On The Corner For Ya (2017 single version, as performed on The Wendy Williams TV show)
AOR HEAVEN is currently gearing up to release the first of two retrospective albums highlighting the music of Jean Beauvoir beginning in the summer of 2018. Jean Beauvoir: Rock Masterpieces Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 feature songs from his solo career including his International multi-platinum debut “Drums Along the Mohawk” album, from his band Crown Of Thorns, his band Voodoo X, which also made music and video history, some fan favorites and a couple of unreleased singles which are a part of several soon to be released projects. AOR HEAVEN will begin releasing his follow up album Jean Beauvoir” Rock Masterpieces Vol. 2 by the end of 2018, beginning of 2019. The songs on both albums will be remastered.
Beauvoir is also working with best selling British author Simon Cox (Cracking The Da Vinci Code) on a new book which will capture his storied career in music and entertainment. The iconic Blonde Mohawk of Jean Beauvoir has been an ongoing major influence on US and International pop culture in music, sports, film and TV; including several cartoons; influences that are still being seen and heard today. As a member of the Plasmatics, the most outrageous, controversial, successful Punk band ever and a longtime songwriter and producer for the Ramones, hailed as the greatest Punk band in the world, Jean Beauvoir is forever linked to two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. He was a member of the Plasmatics during their most successful and revolutionary time in music and is the only member of the Plasmatics who went onto a successful solo, production and writing career with over 40-million records sold to date and featured on over 240 albums.
Music from his solo debut album ‘Drums Along the Mohawk’ was hand picked by Sylvester Stallone for the film Cobra which led to Beauvoir making a deal with Al Teller (President of Paramount Pictures). Through working closely with Branson, Stallone and Teller, Cobra received the highest advertising budget for a Hollywood film to date at the time featuring the single “Feel the Heat” as its title track.
Since Cobra, music by Jean Beauvoir has been featured in other well known, successful films throughout his career including Pet Sematary (Stephen King). He has continued writing (and/or) producing hits with other artist’s such as KISS, Lionel Ritchie, Desmond Child and others; more recently with Korean Superstar Jonghyun of the K-pop super group Shinee whose single “Crazy Guilty Pleasure” hit #1 on Billboard’s World Album Charts (U.S.), #1 on iTunes (Worldwide) and topped the charts across Asia.
Today, the Plasmatics and the Ramones are hailed as two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. They are the original O.G. Punks and the Godfather’s and Grand Dame (Wendy O. Williams) of Punk & Metal. Today, Jean Beauvoir is also recognized as “One of the Most Influential Black Rockers of All Time” by Guitar World Magazine and is one of the most successful bass guitarists in American music.
The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2002) and honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2011). The Plasmatics are featured in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame (2017). Jean Beauvoir continues to write, record and produce solo projects as well as collaborate with other artist’s in various genres, while staying active in film and television projects both as an actor and/or executive producer. He is currently working with American author Bill Doyle and world class illustrator Nicola Anderson on a children’s book to be released soon. Jean Beauvoir is a producer of the ground breaking film “The Killer’s Requiem” set for release in 2019 and is currently reviewing several scripts submitted for future film roles while finalizing other projects set for release in 2018/2019.
Brand new album called “Cultural Daze” from Von Baltzer is set for release on June 29th on AOR HEAVEN.
Von Baltzer “Cultural Daze” has everything for the classic AOR rock fans wrapped up in a modernized production by Von Baltzer and a first class vintage rock mix by Swedish producer Magnus Johansson. While the each song captures remnants of the 80’s & 90s best rock artists from Asia, Bon Jovi, Boston, Toto & a musical hint of Yes, Von Baltzer clearly have a unique style & individual sound, while still appealing to fans of Bad English, Journey & Rainbow alike. “Cultural Daze” comprises of 10 memorable heart felt rock tracks, a must for classic rock radio DJ’s and fans worldwide with some of the most amazing performances by Rocks 1st class musicianship from across Europe!
Produced by Von Baltzer this impressive debut album now delivers this memorable “back to the roots” melodic classic rock debut album with 10 co-written songs by guitarist Christian Kjellström (Atlantis/ RockXPress) and Erik Palmqvist (Pork from Cork Ireland, Mickey Slim Band); music & lyrics by vocalist Ian Parry Rock Emporium, Consortium Project, Elegy, Ayreon). Drummer Magnus Jacobson (Miss Behaviour, Claes Yngström) completes the band’s line-up. Per Ramsby (Tribute, Foundation) guests on keyboards.
“Cultural Daze” addresses recent issues in the world media and is a view of life in a multi cultural society. A heartfelt search for a way forward during these turbulent times influencing our lives and what lies ahead for society in the future.
AMRS APPROVED : 8.5/10
The Soul Exchange is a band that mixes Classic Hard Rock with a contemporary Metal sound. They have taken influences from the 70’s Hard Rock scene and created their own unique style of Metal infused, guitar driven hard rock, with great attention to the melodies and grand vocal arrangements. The lyrics deals mostly with subjects from the darker side of life such as insanity and evil in various forms.
The Soul Exchange found their formula and sound with the line-up consisting of Daniel John (vocals & keyboards), Hans von Bell (guitars), Thomas von Bell (guitars), Patrik Ekelöf (bass), and Benny White (drums). Although mostly unknown to the wide public, all band members have long careers in the music business. They released the critically and likewise publicly acclaimed debut album “Bloodbound” in March 2017 on the Mervilton Records label and the five Track EP “Vow Of Seth” in December 2017 on the Pride & Joy Music label.
In the fall of 2017, the Swedish group began working on their 2nd full length release titled “Edge Of Sanity” that is penned for release on the Pride & Joy Music label on June 15th, 2018. It’s not a theme album per say, but lyrically all the songs have a common theme with lyrics that are metaphorical and treats the dark side of the human psyche. Musically the record is hard hitting and dark themed but not hard listening. Sonically ”Edge Of Sanity” is harder and darker than anything The Soul Exchange have produced in the past, but the trademark vocal arrangements and choruses are predominant, and grander than ever before.
In contradiction to the 2016 debut ”Bloodbound”, that was mainly written by Hans & Thomas von Bell with lyricist Jens Joel Evaldsson over a two year time span, all nine songs on the new effort were written in a very condensed period of time and a true team effort by Hans & Thomas von Bell, Daniel John and producer Magnus Ljungqvist with Daniel John taking over the full responsibility as the band’s lyricist. This has resulted in a much more coherent effort compared to the debut.
April 21, Record Store Day, Hot Records, Stockholm, Sweden
June 15, Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden
Web: http://www.soulexchangeofficial.com http://www.facebook.com/soulex
Multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch, have unveiled their latest single “Gone Away”, (their own rendition of The Offspring’s 1997 hit single). The track has received over 27 million streams in the U.S, is currently charting #2 on Active Rock and topped the iTunes rock and metal charts globally.
“Gone Away” is taken from their highly anticipated seventh full-length studio album, And Justice For None, on May 18. The long-awaited collection is available for physical pre-order in the following formats: Standard physical CD (13 tracks), Deluxe physical CD (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + Deluxe artwork), Vinyl (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + Deluxe gatefold artwork). The band is also offering fans a variety of new CD/merchandise bundles.
Last month, 5FDP announced they will be hitting the road for a massive series of co-headlining North American dates with Breaking Benjamin this summer, along with special guests Nothing More and Bad Wolves. The summer amphitheater tour kicks off on July 16, 2018 in Seattle, WA and will make stops in 32 North American cities.
The following is the tracklisting for Five Finger Death Punch’s new album:
|AND JUSTICE FOR NONE
|AND JUSTICE FOR NONE
1. Trouble (Bonus Track)
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is
Ivan Moody (vocals),
Zoltan Bathory (guitar),
Jeremy Spencer (drums),
Jason Hook (guitar) and Chris Kael (bass).