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.
26 years today…..Gone but not forgotten!
I guess we will never thank you enough for the music.
British rockers Cats in Space will release their live album called “Cats Alive!” on February 23rd 2018!
Read the full statement on their official facebook page:
“We’ve made a live album!
Back in March we recorded our show at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena when we went on tour with Thunder. Thankfully the 4000 people in the audience sounded great so we’re glad we picked that night to record the show.
It will be released on February 23rd 2018 but you can pre-order your copy now from our online store. There are CD and blue vinyl versions, plus a signed CD/Vinyl bundle.
The album will be available digitally too (we’ll post the links when we get them)…..”
UK Hard Rock band, DEEVER, have officially released their second storming single ‘All Come Running’. This second track from their as yet unnamed upcoming album shows they certainly aren’t a one trick pony and are already engraving their own sound into some well-produced tracks. All Come Running is now available on all digital platforms and the official lyric video is directed by Samuel Andrew Fenton.
Singer and guitarist Billy Taylor (ex-Inglorious) of the single “It’s great to be writing in a completely unrestricted style and environment again. We aren’t writing to please anyone, we’re writing and recording what we’d like to hear. ‘All Come Running’ is great fun to play and hopefully it’s just as fun to listen to! Tony Draper has done an awesome job engineering and mixing this stuff and we can’t wait for everyone to hear more!”
Wil ‘Billy’ Taylor – Vocals / Guitar (ex-Inglorious)
Phil Appleton – Bass / Vocals
Dan ‘Higgy’ Higgins – Drums / NOT Vocals
Stevie Stoker – Guitar / Vocals
Swedish AOR band, HOUSTON, will release their fifth album, “III“, on November 24th via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The album was recorded together with renowned producer and ex MTV rocker Martin Karlegård (Reptile Smile).
The song writing is familiar but with a fresh twist and additional attitude from the West Coast / AOR loving band. Houston’s new album ‘III’ is a must have for every rocker out there.
Houston have recently released a new lyric video & single for the song ‘Dangerous Love‘: https://youtu.be/zNaxuH55qjY
1. Cold As Ice
3. Dangerous Love
4. Lights Out
6. To Be You
7. Glass Houses
9. Road To Ruin
10. Interstate Life
Hank Erix – Lead vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui – Bass
Calle Hammar – Guitars/Backing vocals
Victor Lundberg – Keyboards/Backing vocals
Oscar Lundström – Drums
Debut selftitled album is coming up on November 24th from Wildness.
The idea behind WILDNESS began to grow in the summer of 2013 when the first songs were written. With main focus on heavy guitars, wide keyboards, big drums, melodies and hooks the shape of something new and exciting began to emerge. At this point, Wildness was more of a studio project and originally founded by drummer and songwriter Erik Modin while the guitar players Pontus Sköld and Adam Holmström were in to share the lead guitar parts early on.
The search for the right lead singer wasn’t easy as pie, but after a few months their destiny crossed with the unbelivable vocal talent Gabriel Lindmark in early 2014. More songwritings and demos recording came along, and it didn’t take long until it was clear that WILDNESS deserved to be a real band.
On September 1st 2015, WILDNESS independently released their self-produced debut single ”Collide” which immediately gained a lot of spins at various digital platforms such as a number of online radio stations focused on AOR and Melodic Rock. Live performances that followed showed that the band was capable to deliver on stage as well.
The second single ”Turning The Pages” was released on January 14th 2016, and shortly after that WILDNESS was approached by Georg Siegl by German record label AOR Heaven. The contact resulted in a record deal which allowed the band to finally begin the launch of their first full-length album.
The choice for the producer fell on the creative and productive mastermind Erik Wigelius (Wigelius, Care Of Night) and the pre-production and recordings took place between during 2016 and 2017. The main part of the record was recorded at Erik Wigelius’ studio, besides additional parts recorded by drummer and co-producer Erik Modin.
The two previous singles ”Collide” and ”Turning The Pages” were re-recorded for the album. The mixing and mastering was handled by Erik Wigelius, who really knows how to take the 80’s-influenced sounds at put them in the 21th century!
Despite their short career, WILDNESS have already shared stages with well established acts in the scene like WHITE WIDDOW and DYNAZTY.
Releases: Collide – Digital single (September 1th, 2015) ; Turning The Pages – Digital single (January 14th, 2016)
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