Friday, April 20, 2018

Lipz: first official single and more details about debut album “Scaryman”

Street Symphonies Records Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release of "Scaryman", first single taken from the S/T new album of Swedish glam/sleaze rockers Lipz.

                               “Scaryman” video:

Captain Black Beard releasing new album- Struck By Lightening

Swedish rockers Captain Black Beard have signed with Melodic Rock Records for the release of their new studio album ‘Struck By Lightning’, coming worldwide April 25.

 The new album sees a switch in musical direction for the band, unleashing a wave of powerful new anthemic, pure melodic rock songs.

Monument release video for "William Kidd"

Today, NWOBHM band MONUMENT release the video for "William Kidd", the second single from their upcoming album "Hellhound".
The video for "William Kidd" comes one week prior to the singles release date on 27.04.
"William Kidd" is a song that tells the tale of the infamous privateer of the same name and finds the band in incredible form giving some of their best performances yet on record.

Produced and mixed by Tony Newton (IRON MAIDEN - Book Of Souls Live Chapter) and mastered by Ade Emsey (IRON MAIDEN) at Table of Tone Mastering, the track offers four and a half minutes of blistering, TRUE British heavy metal in the vein of what has so far made MONUMENT a sensation with fans across the world looking for the next great band to come out of the United Kingdom.
Monument pay their respects to RAINBOW, covering the track "Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll" as the B Side of the 7" Vinyl.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

REVIEW : VEGA --- Only Human (Frontiers Music s.r.l., May 2018)

I just love this band! In my humble opinion, these U.K melodic rockers are one of the best bands from England over the last decade!! They achieve to combine perfectly the old-school of melodic hard rock with a more fresh and modern approach that makes each and every single album to flow into perfection.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

REVIEW : 17 Crash --- Hit The Prey (April 2018, Volcano Records)

The story of this sleaze hard rock band started back in 2011 in Italy. 17 Crash is a band that is heavenly influenced by the late 80's U.S. sleaze melodic hard rock scene and their aim is to bring back this sound big and loud. The debut, "Reading Your Dirty Minds", was released in 2015 through Demon Doll Records and left a promise for bigger things in the near future.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

BULLETS AND OCTANE Release 'Waking Up Dead' Single

US hard rock band, BULLETS AND OCTANE, have released a new single for 'Waking Up Dead', the title track of their new album ‘Waking Up Dead‘, due out on May 25th worldwide via Bad MoFo Records/Cargo Records UK. The new single is available on all digital platforms: Spotify, iTunes and more. A promo video teaser can be viewed here:

METALAPOLIS sign MOTOR CITY MAYHEM; new album out on May 25, 2018!

Out of the ashes from SHOTGUN EXPRESS, the dirtiest band ever out of Stuttgart/Germany, MOTOR CITY MAYHEM will continue their legacy with an even dirtier album. SHOTGUN EXPRESS has been the winner of the German Rock and Pop Award as the best (Hard) Rock band back in 2012. They have been on tour with GREAT WHITE before they parted ways with their singer. Instead of continuing with their old brand, they decided to do a complete new start.

With the guitarists Johnny & Scott and bassist Robin as well, the main people from back then are involved in MOTOR CITY MAYHEM. Singer Van also is from the old family, since he was a temporary replacement as a guitarist for Scott in SHOTGUN EXPRESS. The line-up is completed by drummer Armin who came from their fellows STROKER ACE.

Friday, April 13, 2018

REVIEW : Imperium --- “Beyond the stars” (AOR Heaven, 2018)

Now this is a release that I was looking forward to listening to! IMPERIUM, the project of Mika Brushane, is back in business with album number two. "Beyond The Stars" is entitled the band's brand new opus and it's once again a great sample of pure melodic rock bliss. At this point I have to say that the debut, "Dreamhunter”, which was released back in 2016 was a damn fine record that can't be missed by any fan of the melodic rock community.

VOLSTER Release 'Ends With Me' Lyric Video

Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Band, VOLSTER (feat. ex-members of Masquerade and House Of Heavy) have released a new lyric video for ‘Ends With Me‘, the song is taken from their forthcoming album 'Perfect Storm', out on April 20th via Rock Of Angels Records. The video can be viewed here:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lions Pride Music feels proud to present you Rox Diamond's first single "Lonely Without You"

Lions Pride Music feels proud to present you Rox Diamond's first single "Lonely Without You" taken from their upcoming album "Let The Music Do The Talkin'" which will be released on 28 May 2018.

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Saxon Reissue Three More Classic Albums on 25th May 2018


Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979's 'Saxon' album to new album ‘Thunderbolt’, the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It's no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today.

Saxon’s fourth album, Denim And Leather was originally released on 5th October 1981. It was recorded at Aquarius Studios in Geneva. Arguably their most successful record to date it spawned the classic singles ‘Princess Of The Night’, ‘Never Surrender’ and the song ‘And The Band’s Played On’, which was inspired by their appearance at the inaugural Monsters Of Rock festival in 1980. This edition contains the B Sides of the ‘Never Surrender’ single and seven live tracks recorded on the Denim And Leather tour of 1981.

1. Princess Of The Night
2. Never Surrender
3. Out Of Control
4. Rough And Ready
5. Play It Loud
6. And The Bands Played On
7. Midnight Rider
8. Fire In The Sky
9. Denim And Leather
CD Bonus Tracks
10. 20,000Ft (Remix)
11. Bap Shoo Ap (Live At Donington)
12. Intro / And The Bands Played On (Live)
13. Princess Of The Night (Live At The Rainbow ’81)
14. Midnight Rider (Live At Hammersmith ’81)
15. Never Surrender (Live At Hammersmith ’81)
16. Machine Gun (Live At Hammersmith ’81)
17. Play It Loud (Live At Hammersmith ’81

Saxon’s fifth album, Power And The Glory was originally released on 21st March 1983 and was produced by Jeff Glixman at Axis Sound Studios in Atlanta. The album spawned two singles, ‘Nightmare’ and the title track, ‘Power And The Glory’ and also marked the replacement of drummer Pete Gill with Nigel Glockler, who remains a member of Saxon to this day. This version includes early working demos of songs from the album, recorded in 1982. Including tracks that didn’t make the final track listing

1. 1. Power And The Glory
2. Redline
3. Warrior
4. Nightmare
5. This Town Rocks
6. Watching The Sky
7. Midas Touch
8. The Eagle Has Landed
CD Bonus Tracks
9. Make Em Rock
10. Turn Out The Lights
11. Turn Out The Lights (Demo ’82)
12. Stand Up And Rock (Demo ’82)
13. Power And The Glory (Demo ’82)
14. Saturday Night (Demo ’82)
15. Midas Touch (Demo ’82)
16. Nightmare (Demo ’82)
17. Redline (Demo ’82)

HEAVY PETTIN Announce UK Tour With Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of ANGEL

Glasgow rockers HEAVY PETTIN' have announced UK tour dates in October 2018 with Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of ANGEL - on their first ever UK tour. Heavy Pettin' will also be doing extra Headline Shows in Glasgow and Milton Keynes.

UK Tour dates:
12th OCT - Eleven, Stoke w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
13th OCT - The Underworld Camden, London w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
14th OCT - The Robin 2, Bilston w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
15th OCT - Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
16th OCT - The Cat House, Glasgow - Headline Show
17th OCT - Trillians Newcastle, Newcastle w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
18th OCT - ROCK CITY, Nottingham w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
19th OCT - The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes - Headline Show