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

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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!

     CHEERS EVERYONE

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

1- Jerome Mazza – Outlaw Son

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2- Nitrate – Real World

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3- Universe Infinity – Rock is Alive

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4- Mass – When 2 Worlds Collide

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5- Heartwind – Higher and Higher

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6- Hank Erix – Nothing But Trouble

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7- White Widdow – Victory

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8- Bonfire – Temple of Lies

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9- Creye – ST

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10- King Company – Queen of Hearts

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11- Kissin’ Dynamite – Ecstasy

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12- Maverick – Cold star dancer

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13- Sapphire Eyes – Breath of Ages

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14- Tony Mitchell – Beggars Gold

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

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16- TEN – Illuminati

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17- Signal Red – Under the Radar

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18- Midnite City – There goes the Neighbourhood

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19- Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – Age of Discovery

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20- Firmo – Rehab

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UNIVERSE INFINITY – New album on April 13th….

Swedish melodic rockers Universe are back as Universe Infinity and their new album called “Rock is alive” is set for release on April 13th from Pride & Joy Music.

Here’s a bite:

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UNIVERSE¬†started in 1982 in Upplands V√§sby, Sweden, where hard rock ruled the streets. The members hailed from several different local bands. After leaving the band¬†Moon, lead guitarist¬†Michael Kling, who founded the band WC in the late 70’s with¬†John Norum, became one of¬†UNIVERSE‚Äôs founding members. Bassist¬†Hasse Hagman, who played in¬†Joey Tempest‘s first band, along with drummer¬†Anders Wetterstr√∂mand guitarist¬†Per Nilsson, all came from the band¬†Twilight. Once¬†UNIVERSE¬†got their hands on keyboard player¬†Fredrik Kristr√∂m¬†and singer¬†Kjell Wallen, the band was complete. They played diligently for a couple of years all over Sweden, opening for¬†Nazareth, among many other gigs. In 1985, the band released its self-titled debut album with songs like “Rollin‚Äô On”, “Stories from the Old Days”, and “Strong Vibrations”. In 1986,¬†Kjell Wallen¬†left the band on good terms following creative differences and was subsequently replaced by¬†Janne √Östr√∂m. With Janne as the new frontman, the band focused fully on a follow-up to their debut album. Several demos were recorded but never ended up in the right hands. The band dissolved in early 1988 and then had a short reunion for a final show in the ice hall in Upplands V√§sby later that year.

The band members went their separate ways, each showing up here and there in different contexts with connections to music. Everyone maintained occasional contact and eventually¬†Per Nilsson¬†reached out to the others to see if they were interested in playing together again. In 2002, all the members met up together for the first time in 14 years. They immediately knew they wanted to play again, and became convinced that the old material still had potential. Everyone agreed that a new album had to be released, but also that they were being pulled in different directions. For several years they kept continuous contact, waiting for the time when recording an album became inevitable. At first,¬†UNIVERSE¬†lacked a singer, but suddenly one day he was just there.¬†Andreas Eklund¬†(ex-House Of Shakira) became the new front man, his narrative lyrics and tasteful melodies opening the door to another dimension, so the band could take a bigger step into the galaxy. Now, finally,¬†UNIVERSE¬†is back as¬†UNIVERSE INFINITY¬†with¬†‚ÄúRock Is Alive‚ÄĚ,¬†a powerful album that is a tribute to the music of the 70‚Äôs and 80’s, and to their youth in Upplands V√§sby. ‚ÄúRock Is Alive‚ÄĚ was produced by Michael Kling and Per Nilsson at Kling Studios, and mixed and mastered by Stefan Helleblad; drums were recorded in Standstraight Studio One Scandinavia. The artwork was created by Sylvain Lucchina at Razor Images.

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Line-Up:¬†Michael Kling ‚Äď Lead Guitar; Andreas¬† Eklund ‚Äď Vocals; Hasse Hagman ‚Äď Bass; Freddy Kristr√∂m ‚Äď Keyboard; Anders Wetterstr√∂m ‚Äď Drums; Per Nilsson – Guitar