Brazilian melodic rockers Pleasure Maker – lead by guitar ace Alex Meister – has signed to the Danish label Lions Pride Music. They will re-release their second album “Twisted Desire” and start working on a new album – set for a 2018 release!
Supergroup Snakecharmer will release their new studio album “Second Skin” on May 12th. The band features the talents of Chris Ousey, Laurie Wisefield, Simon McBride, Neil Murray, Harry James and Adam Wakeman. First single is “That Kind of Love“.
“Which way will the wind blow” is first track of Trevor Bolder’s (1950-2013) solo album. Some of his old band mates from Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash helped out. Laurie Wisefield, Mick Box and Lee Kerslake is on guitars and drums – vocalist is Derek Gallagher. All the proceeds will be going to charity.
Italian guitarist Stefano Viana will be releasing his debut album om March 24th through Street Symphonies Records with an all star Italian team in his back:) pre-listen here !
Shadowman is getting ready to release their new album “Secrets & Lies” through Escape Music on May 19. The band (2017) is Steve Overland, Steve Morris, Chris Childs, Harry James – and original FM keyboardist Didge Digital as guest!
Swedish newcomers The Grand Masquerade has come up with a monster: An EP called “MMXVI” – just have a listen!
Michael Sweet is going for the gold: “Radio” – awesome!
Australian soft rockers The Radio Sun has completed their new album “Outside looking in” – the first single “Switch off the world tonight” is very addictive!
Super group Mecca has their third album ready! First little hors d´houvre is “Let it go“.
Stryper front man Michael Sweet will have a new album out called “One sided War” on RatPak Records – see something about i here !
The Danish band Raspberry Park is in the Lundgaard Studios right now recording new music and a new video is on its way, too !!!
Don Dokken has confirmed a small reunion of the band Dokken in Japan for a couple of gigs – featuring George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums joining Don himself 🙂 These events will take place in October – more news as they come!
Multi instrumentalist Andrée Theander has made an outstanding album “Wonderful Anticipation” – just listen to the track “Someday (I’ll be there to meet you)” Very high standard of AOR with traces of westcoast here and there…
Melodic Swedes Sunstrike’s new album “Ready II strike” (mixed and mastered by Erik Mårtensson) is still growing on me:) Just listen to the addictive track “Head over Heels” !
Do you remember the Swedish bands Leviticus and Axia? The had a guitarist/vocalist called Peo Pettersson, who made an excellent solo effort “Look what I’ve started” in the start/mid 90’s… Now he is back with the help from composer and guitarhero Roger Ljunggren – the album is called “Welcome to the Party”. Marvellous!!!!
Swedish melodic masters Treat is ready to release their new opus “Ghost of Graceland” April 15. Get a little hors d’oeuvre from that album here !
Escape Music has announced the signing of former Angel guitarist Punky Meadows – a planned releasedate for the album called “Fallen Angel” is May 20.
Joe Lynn Turner is ready to launch the new SUNSTORM album – featuring Alessandro Del Vecchio – “Edge of Tomorrow” – listen to the awesome first track “The Sound of Goodbye” here !
More good news from Sweden is that young band Reach – Alex Waghorn on vocals, Ludvig Turner on guitars, David Jones on bass and Marcus Johansson on drums is ready with a new single “Tell Me” in an acustic version – as a treat they included their cover of Avicii’s “Wake me up” 🙂
The Defiants is a new “super group” featuring the talents of Paul Laine on vocals, Bruno Ravel on bass and Rob Marcello on guitar (all with connections to Danger Danger) – as a drummer they called in Van Romaine! Hear som of Rob Marcellos work here !
Gatering of Kings is a new hard rock project from Sweden. It is now announced that two members is on bopard: Nalle Påhlsson on bass and Robban Bäck on the drums. More news soon…
Swedish guitarist Andée Theander has made the perfect AOR album – so it sounds on this wonderful little peak from “Wonderful Anticipation“. The album will be out on AOR Heaven this February 2016.
Swedish/German melodic rockers Last Autumn’s Dream is ready to release their new album “Paintings” – great little tune as a teaser!
The new Section A album, entitled “Wall Of Silence“, is scheduled to be released in North America on February the 12th and in Europe and Asia on February the 26th, through Mausoleum Records. The album features Nicklas Sonne (Malrun, Defecto) on vocals, Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Acacia Avenue) on guitars, keys and bass and Dennis Hansen (Acacia Avenue) on drums. The album is mixed, mastered and produced by Torben himself.
Swedish melodic rockers Wigelius i (finally) ready to release “Tabula Rasa“. Can´t wait….
UK-rockers Inglorious is ready to release their self-titlet debut in february. Get the story (short) here…
Chris Ousey has revealed a little intro to his coming album “Dream Machine” on Escape Music 22nd April 2016! The single “Another runaway” is VERY promising.
New Danish act ABO has released a single “Go Down” feat. Rebecca Lou on vocals as a warm up for the upcoming ABO album “Bucket List” to be released world wide on the 8th of January 2016 through Mighty Music and through Bickee in Japan on the 21st of January 2016. Look here !
The drummer Robban Bäck has left Eclipse as from now. As far as I know it was only a conflict of calenders that led to the split. New drummer announced soon! – And the winner is…. Philip Crusner!
Khymera – featuring Dennis Ward – is ready to made a triumphant return to the melodic scene. The album “The Grand Design” and first single “A night to remember” will hit us soon:) Here u R
Old school rockers Blood Red Saints has recorded a cover of the Mark Free/Signal classic “Does it feel like love” for their album “Speedway” 🙂
To all lovers of Scandic/american AORor melodic rock – here are some good news: Find Me – featuring Daniel Flores and Robbie LaBlanc is ready with their 2. album called “Dark Angel” watch the trailer from Frontiers Rec. here.
Multi instrumentalist Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall “Kingdom of Rock” is now officially announced – wow, listen here ! The vocals are handled by Tony Harnell, David Readman, Jorn Lande, Jakob Samuel and Joe Lynn Turner – just to mention a few. Finishing up the line-up on the album is Jaime Salazar on drums with production duties handled by Jacob Hansen.
Early 2015, Art Nation – the band featuring former Diamond Dawn vocalist Alexander Strandell – signed a deal with German label AOR Heaven for their full-length debut album, titled “Revolution”. The record is produced and recorded by Jakob Herrmann at Top Floor Studios, together with Christoffer Borg. “Revolution” consists of 12 songs, one being a completely remade version of their first single ”Moving On”. The album was mixed and mastered at Hansen Studios in Denmark by renowned mixing engineer Jacob Hansen .
Janne Stark and the rest of Swedish melodic rockers Constancia is ready to release the album called “The final Curtain”. Expect class Scandinavian hard rock with a clear melodic edge as members were involved in bands like Scudiero, Token, Grand Design and Andromeda.
Lynch Mob will return with a new album called “Rebel” in August – first track released is called “Automatic Fix“.
A little message from André Andersen (Royal Hunt): “Dear friends, We´d like to announce that we already completed the songwriting/pre-production process for our new (thirteenth) studio album due to release later this year. Recordings will start shortly at NorthPoint Productions with André Andersen producing. ”
Majestic Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free join forces on a new project!!!! Just listen up:)
Good old Trixter is back – new album “Human Era” is out June 5th (Frontiers Rec) – listen here !
Good news from Finnish/Swedish project Cain’s Offering. This band is featuring the talents of among others Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius) and Jens Johansson!!
Mike Porcaro (Toto) has died in his home in Los Angeles. RIP 🙁
A new supergroup is in the making: CODA – featuring the talents of Keith St. John (Montrose) on vocals, Vince O’Reagan (Bob Catley) on guitars and Eric Ragno (Jimi Jamison) on keys among others.
Soon to expect a new album by melodic Germans Bonfire with new vocalist David Reece. Sneak-premiere on the new track “Nothing at all” from the album called “Glorious” here !
Listen to the new hot track “Barbarian” – taken from the forthcoming album “Last of our kind” by The Darkness. Welcome back…!
George Lynch really nails this one!!! “Dying Rose” with Michael Sweet singing his lungs out…
The music remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen. The project is called “Torch” and is released from Frontiers…
Listen to Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath who reveals Heavy Metal’s bloody origin here !
Van Halen will soon release their first Live album with David Lee Roth, se here for more details.
The past, the present and the future represented on the new track from Toto “Orphan”.
The line up on the Rob Morattis Tribute to Journey CD is:
Rob Moratti: Vocals
Torben Enevoldsen: Guitars
Graham Fillier: Guitars
Piero Greco: Bass
Stu Reid: Drums
What is your favorite melodic track for 2014?
One of these…?:
– Alien – Eternity
– Work of Art – Framework
– H.E.A.T – Tearing down the Walls
– Free Spirit – All the Shades of Darkened Light
– Steve Overland – Epic
– Winger – Better Days Coming
– Dalton – Pitstop
– Raspberry Park – Scratchin the surface
– Harem Scarem – Thirteen
– Revolution Saints – Revolution Saints
Meet Revolution Saints: Journey-drummer Deen Castronovo, Night Ranger bassist Jack Blades and former Whitesnake/Lion guitarist Doug Aldrich… with a little help from Journey members Neal Schon and Arnel Pineda!
Swedish “glamsters” Crazy Lixx has released first single from their self-titled album “Hell Raising Women” – great!
Tor Talle and the rest of the guys are artists of the week on DFM Radio 🙂
Am I too early here, or….?
… and more news from Sweden:) Helsingborg rockers Bulletrain has released first single “Out of Control”. Georg Siegl at AOR Heaven have decided to give the group a second chance and releasing their debut album, “Start Talking”.
Finally there is news from Swedish drama-metallers Bloodbound. They have just released first track “Iron Throne” from the forthcoming album “Stormborn” expected releasedate November 21!
Danish prime Proggers Royal Hunt willl be performing a 90-minutes set (incl. the entire “Paradox” album) at ProgPower USA in Atlanta, GA on September 12th 2015.
Awesome Brit-pomps TEN is releasing their new album “Albion” as a seven-piece! Se details here:
“For years Gary Hughes has toyed with the idea of bringing even more power and width into the TEN live sound. To this end, TEN are proud to announce the arrival of two new members in the shape of guitar players Dann Rosingana and Steve Grocott.
Begining with their October UK appearance at Firefest, TEN will emerge as a new look 7 piece, for the first time featuring the triple guitar attack that will bring a new dimention to the established melodic giants.”
A little sneak peak from AC/DC’s new single “Play Ball” from the forthcoming album “Rock or Bust”… listen here!
Majestic… AdrianGale has always been a favorite of mine!
October 4th, 2014 (that’s a three, for you numerology fans) on CD Baby.
We will also be targeting iTunes for a release approximately a week later.
We finished the final mix tweaking and mastering just this afternoon and are over-the-moon excited about sharing our newest work with the fans!
For those of you who love booklets and liner notes (and we certainly do), we’ve created a full color 9 page digital booklet in PDF form.
CD Baby, at this time, does not support digital booklets, iTunes does – but we are resolved to make it available to everybody regardless of where they purchase the album.
We just gotta figure out how to get it you… ”
Can’t wait to this:
Sweet tune from this great band from Finland:
Great new album from Work Of Art .