Mats Karlsson – “The Time Optimist” out in December 6th….

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Mats Karlsson, guitarist and songwriter with classic Swedish hard rock act 220 Volt is releasing his first ever solo album titl ed “The Time Optimist” on December 6th 2019. Mats, a native Swede grew up in Östersund in northern Sweden but has resided in Stockholm since the mid 80’s.
The new record is a collection of songs that are a bit more laid back than the 220 Volt stuff, and m ove freely between rock, hard rock, singer/songwriter style and some AOR touches here and there. Mats asked his brother Ulf to play all keyboards, and gathered some great musician friends to help out incl. drummer Björn “Grizzly” Höglund (Easy Action, The Summit, Hoven Droven), drummer Peter Hermansson (220 Volt, Talisman, John Norum), Bass ace Nalle Påhlsson (Therion, Treat, Easy Action), and also some well known musicians in Sweden as drummer Mike Ajax, bassist Lars Ericsson ( The Summit), the first 220 Volt singer Christer “Frille” Åsell and also vocalist Jenny Fall.
“The Time Optimist” consists of 11 tracks in different styles, nine tracks penned by Mats, one by Mats co written with Björn Höglund, and the album also has a cover of the track “Real Gone” by Sheryl Crow/John Shanks. There are two duets where Mats shares the lead vocals with singer Jenny Fall, and one with “Frille” Åsell.
The term “time optimist” is a Swedish expression referring to a person who is always positive that he/she will achieve a certain amount of work in specified time and often failing.
This self produced release will come out on CD, vinyl and on digital platforms on December 6th. 2019. “Megalo Seitani”  is available as a lyric video & single and a second track will also be released ahead of the album.

 

 

AMRShow – 2018 MOST VOTED RELEASES – vox populi – READERS CHOICES

As the year is almost over, 1851 readers of this site VOTED from December 2nd
until today their BEST CHOICES from the RELEASES of the year. 

Many thanks to everyone who took sometime to vote, to all the artists, the bands and all the promoters for the great music they’ve offered this year!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

AMRShow – 2019 Melodic Rock (and not only) MOST VOTED RELEASES

1 Free From Sin – II 16.3% / 302
2 Perfect Plan – All Rise 8.6% / 160
3 Crosson – Invincible 6.5% / 121
4 Universe Infinity – Rock Is Alive 5.9% / 110
5 Nitrate – Real World 3.7% / 69
6 Praying Mantis – Gravity 3.6% / 66
7 Daniel Trigger – Right Turn 3.0% / 55
8 Grand Design – Viva La Paradise 2.3% / 43
9 DC4 – Atomic Highway 2.1% / 39
10 Creye – Creye 1.8% / 33
11 W.E.T. – Earthrage 1.6% / 30
12 FM – Atomic Generation 1.6% / 29
13 Buckets Rebel Heart – 20 Good Summers 1.5% / 28
14 Vega – Only Human 1.5% / 27
15 Steve Perry – Traces 1.4% / 25
16 The Night Flight Orchestra – Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough 1.3% / 24
17 Groundbreaker – Groundbreaker 1.2% / 22
18 Treat – Tunguska 1.1% / 21
19 Ammunition – Ammunition 1.0% / 19
20 Nordic Union – Second Coming 1.0% / 19
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Care Of Night – Love Equals War 1.0% / 18
Firmo – Rehab 1.0% / 18
Bonfire – Temple Of Lies 0.9% / 17
Midnite City – There Goes The Neighbourhood 0.9% / 17
Maverick – Cold Star Dancer 0.9% / 17
Gioeli Castronovo – Set The World On Fire 0.9% / 16
DeVicious – Never Say Never 0.8% / 15
Devil’s Hand – ST 0.8% / 15
Guardians Of Time – Tearing Up The World 0.8% / 15
White Widdow – Victory 0.8% / 15
Dan Reed Network – Origins 0.8% / 14
Ten – Illuminati 0.8% / 14
Other 0.8% / 14
Osukaru – House Of Mirrors 0.7% / 13
Kissin’ Dynamite – Ecstasy 0.7% / 13
Stryper – God Damn Evil 0.7% / 13
Dion Bayman – Better Days 0.6% / 12
Atlas – In Pursuit Of Memory 0.6% / 11
Hardcore Superstar – You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll 0.6% / 11
Station – More Than The Moon 0.6% / 11
Sunstorm – The Road to Hell 0.6% / 11
Hearts On Fire – Call Of Destiny 0.5% / 10
Palace – Binary Music 0.5% / 10
Shiraz Lane – Carnival Days 0.5% / 10
Cats In Space – Cats Alive! (Live) 0.5% / 10
Dynazty – Firesign 0.5% / 10
Hank Erix – Nothing But Trouble 0.5% / 10
Axel Rudi Pell – Knights Call 0.5% / 9
Issa – Run With The Pack 0.5% / 9
Bonfire – Legends 0.5% / 9
Marco Mendoza – Viva La Rock 0.5% / 9
Odyssey Desperado – Don’t Miss The Sunset 0.4% / 8
Sapphire Eyes – Breath of Ages 0.4% / 8
Swedish Funk Connection – 1987 0.4% / 8
State of Salazar – Superhero 0.4% / 7
Tony Mitchell – Beggars Gold 0.4% / 7
Heartwind – Higher And Higher 0.3% / 6
Animal Drive – Bite! 0.3% / 6
Lipz – Scaryman 0.3% / 6
Magic Dance – New Eyes 0.3% / 6
MASS – When 2 World Collide 0.3% / 6
Saffire – Where The Monsters Dwell 0.3% / 6
Space Elevator – II 0.3% / 6
Taste – Moral decay 0.3% / 6
The Radio Sun – Beautiful Strange 0.3% / 6
Johnny Gioeli – One Voice 0.3% / 5
3.2 – The Rules Have Changed 0.3% / 5
Black Majesty – Children Of The Abyss 0.3% / 5
Guild of Ages – Rise 0.3% / 5
Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – Age Of Discovery 0.3% / 5
Mad Max – 35 0.3% / 5
No Hot Ashes – No Hot Ashes 0.3% / 5
Nozomu Wakai’s Destinia – Metal Souls 0.3% / 5
Robby Valentine – The Alliance 0.3% / 5
Little Caesar – Eight 0.2% / 4
Black Tiger – ST 0.2% / 4
Dale Sanders – Handle with care 0.2% / 4
Michael Kratz – Live Your Life 0.2% / 4
Perfect View – Timeless 0.2% / 4
Reach – The Great Divine 0.2% / 4
Ted Poley – Modern Art 0.2% / 4
Jerome Mazza – Outlaw Son 0.2% / 3
Random Eyes – Grieve No More 0.2% / 3
SteelCity – Fortress 0.2% / 3
Heaven’s Trail – Lethal Mind 0.2% / 3
King Company – Queen Of Hearts 0.2% / 3
Lioncage – Turn Back Time 0.2% / 3
Signal Red – Under the Radar 0.2% / 3
Xtasy – Second Chance 0.2% / 3
Madison – Best In Show 0.1% / 2
Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame – Smoke On The Mountain 0.1% / 2
Accacia Avenue – Worlds Apart 0.1% / 2
Eldritch – Cracksleep 0.1% / 2
Hartmann – Hands of the wheel 0.1% / 2
Jari Tiura – King Of Lions 0.1% / 2
Jim Shepard – Jaded 0.1% / 2
Lords of Black – Icons of the New Days 0.1% / 2
Sainted Sinners – Back With A Vengeance 0.1% / 2
Stray Bullets – Shut Up 0.1% / 2
The Sticky Fingers Ltd. – Point of View 0.1% / 2
Kalidia – The Frozen Throne 0.1% / 1
Dominoe – The Lost Radio Show 0.1% / 1
Felskinn – Mind Over Matter 0.0% / 0
Maxxwell – Metalized 0.0% / 0
Millennial Reign – The Great Divide 0.0% / 0
Total votes:1,851

 

AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show #54

AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show #54 :
New Music from EASY ACTION, DANIEL TRIGGER, STEEL RUSH, VINDRA & much more from new releases of this month during 2 hours of what’s best in AOR ‘n’ Melodic Hard Rock scene…

Listen to it at your leisure and feel free to spread the word…..
Thank you all in advance
Cheers everyone

*Hosted by: Lino “AmadeuS” R.

AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show #52

Listen On AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show #52:
NEW MUSIC from DRIVE SHE SAID, THE DEFIANTS, TREAT, ROULETTE,
VIVALDI’s New Season and much more during our music journey through the years!

*Hosted by: Lino “AmadeuS” R.

AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show #44

AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show #44!
Featuring NEW MUSIC from GRAND SLAM, MAGIC DANCE, SERENITY, ESCAPE THE FATE,
ETERNAL (of Sweden) & HANDFUL OF RAIN!
Plus news about upcoming releases and heaps more from FM, Treat, Work of Art, VEGA, AOR, House of Lords, Find Me, Dynazty during TWO HOURS of a melodic rock journey through the years!

*Hosted by Lino “AmadeuS” R.