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New NITRATE Audio From Debut 'Real World' Out July 20

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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MelodicRock Records is truly excited to bring a brand new, exciting melodic rock band to light. One that characterises everything many of us love about the 80s and about driving, melodic rock n roll.
 
NITRATE is that band. And the debut album is out July 20 and can be pre-ordered now. Pre-orders will get both lead tracks via email shortly.
 

 
Pre-order NITRATE 'Real World' (Out July 20)($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
British rockers NITRATE may be a new name, but you’ll recognise some of the faces.
 
NITRATE is:
Nick Hogg - Guitars & Keyboards
Rob Wylde - Lead, Rhythm, Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Tigertailz)
Joss Mennen - Lead & Backing Vocals(Zinatra/Mennen)
Pete Newdeck - Drums & Backing Vocals (Midnite City, Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints, Newman)
 
 
Inspired by the late 80’s rock scene with bands such as, Def Leppard, Europe, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and GNR, Nitrate is the brainchild of Nick Hogg (guitars/keyboards) who after playing in a few bands in the early 2000’s decided after a long absence from the music scene to get back into song writing again. Needing help, Nick enlisted songwriter/musician Rob Wylde (Midnite City/Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company) who was back living in Nottingham from the US and had the same musical influences. Rob was able to structure/produce the songs, sing on the demo’s whilst playing drums, bass and guitar. Whilst Nick also played guitar and keyboards.
 
 
 
 
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Rock Candy Records Latest - LOVE HATE, NUTZ, FORTNOX, AXIS & SHELTER

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6 new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com.
 
NUTZ 'HARD NUTZ' CANDY369
 
NUTZ HAD BEEN building a solid reputation in the UK as one of the best rock bands emerging during the mid-seventies. By constant touring and two previous well received albums under their belt, the band had secured a solid fan base and strong support in the media, helping to position them as an act to watch for bigger and better things. Under normal circumstances that would have all been well and good but the times they were a changing. The emergence of punk rock looming over their shoulders suddenly turned a very sunny outlook into something altogether gloomier.
This situation couldn’t have been more unfortunate as ‘Hard Nutz’, the band’s third studio album, was unquestionably the pinnacle of their creative achievement thus far. It was a record that fully refined their objectives by bringing not only their sound and material into a fully cohesive package but also positioned them as real contenders. Sadly, as we now know, the punk climate was not conducive to the kind of traditional hard rock that Nutz had made their own.
Issued in 1977, and featuring new member Kenny Newton on keyboards, the record was greeted with an enthusiastic reception by their bulging fan base. Produced by Gary Lyons and John Sinclair (who would that same year produce the multi-million selling debut from Foreigner) the album was overwhelmed by the emergence of punk, leaving them to flounder in the mainstream. ‘Tis a pity, as tracks such as ‘Seeing Is Believin’, ‘I know The Feeling’, ‘From Here To Anywhere’ and the pre NWOBHM gallop of ‘Wallbanger’ are some of the best songs the band ever recorded.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 6 BONUS TRACKS, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEWS AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. SEEING IS BELIEVING 2. I KNOW THE FEELING 3. LOSER 4. FROM HERE TO ANYWHERE 5. WALLBANGER 6. PUSHED AROUND 7. BEAST OF THE FIELD 8. SICK AND TIRED 9. DOWN ON MY KNEES 10. ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE. BONUS TRACKS LIVE: 11. SEEING IS BELIEVING 12. LOSER 13. PUSHED AROUND 14. ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE 15. BEAST OF THE FIELD 16. WALLBANGER
 
NUTZ 'LIVE CUTZ' CANDY370
 
ALTHOUGH LIVERPOOL quartet Nutz never achieved the huge success afforded to a handful of their rivals they did, however, establish a reputation for one of the most talented and hardworking bands that occupied the mid seventies British hard rock scene. With a coveted deal with A&M Records and three well received studio albums under their belt, their last studio album ‘Hard Nutz’ had promised so much but delivered little in the way of commercial gain. It was a frustrating set of circumstances especially when you consider the quality of their records.
Faced with a lack of progress their label, having seen them play gigs, suggested that they try to reverse this situation by issuing a live album – something that would show the world how great and exciting they really were and what we were all missing. It had worked for Kiss and Peter Frampton so why not for Nutz? Enlisting the Island Mobile unit, the band booked two shows at Nottingham’s legendary Boat Club venue taping what, as it turned out, would be the final Nutz album.
True to form, the album is a red hot slice of explosive hard rock documenting this great, but underappreciated, band in full flight. With a fully comprehensive selection of tracks from the bands career including classics as ‘Seeing Is Believing’ and ‘Wallbanger’ the gloves are well and truly off. They also included two new songs ‘You Better Watch Out’ and ‘Can Be Loved’. It’s easy to see why the band is now regarded as one of the forerunners of the NWOBHM.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEWS AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. SEEING IS BELIEVING 2. LOSER 3. PUSHED AROUND 4. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT 5. R.S.D. 6. JOKE 7. CAN BE LOVED 8. WALLBANGER 9. KNIFE EDGE
 
  
 
SHELTER 'FIRST STOP' CANDY382
 
THE ROAD TO fame and fortune is littered with fallen heroes, musicians that just couldn’t get a shot at the big time, languishing in the shadows, forgotten and broken by a fickle turn of fate. Many of these artists came very close to realising their dream but were let down by circumstances that were entirely out of their control. Shelter worked so hard to score a major label record deal, but this scenario was exactly what happened to them, and the band’s sole album was totally ignored.
Signed to the Polydor label, this classy East Coast outfit were signed via a production deal with the owner of the famous Hit Factory recording studio in Manhattan. It was, for a short moment in time, a dream come true. The band had and impressive style, like a knock out combination of Foreigner and Survivor. Issued in 1982, ‘First Stop’ showcased a sound that was fast becoming the biggest thing on US radio, and Shelter appeared to be act that could step up to the plate and easily knock it out of the park.
Sadly, that was not to be. The album was released with virtually no marketing or publicity, crash landing with the muted fizzle of a damp firework. Unbeknownst to them, however, import copies made their way to Europe, generating a seed of appreciation that, tragically, in the pre Internet age, could not be capitalised on. Eventually, the band split up, but their music lives on; tracks such as ‘On The Line’, ‘Tricks’ and ‘Who Do You Love’ resonate with pure spit and polish. And Listen out for ex-Steeplechase frontman Joe Lamonte’s hugely impressive vocals.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW AND ENHANCED ARTWORK
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. ON THE LINE 2. SO GLAD I FOUND YOU 3. THE WAY I FEEL 4. WHO DO YOU LOVE 5. WHY 6. UNDERNEATH YOUR MAKE-UP 7. SHELTER 8. TRICKS 9. FOOLISH LOVERS 10. BECAUSE OF LOVE
 
FORTNOX 'S/T CANDY366
 
THE EARLY EIGHTIES were a boom time for hard rock. It seemed like albums were being released by the truckload, many from eager young hopefuls keen to grab a slice of the limelight and advance up the slippery ladder of success. Fortnox were one of the many hopefuls charging out of the starting blocks full of hope and ambition, looking to stamp their mark on a scene that was eager and receptive to new talent.
Based in the Southern state of Georgia, Fortnox could be described a storming power trio led by guitarist/vocalist Rick Fowler, who were signed to industry heavyweight Epic records. In an enterprising move the label hooked them up with up with hot shot British producer Chris Tsangarides (Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy) who took control of recording the band’s sole album, in Atlanta. The results were remarkably impressive, leaving those who heard the recordings to predict big things for the band.
The album received positive reviews but despite extensive touring, playing with the likes of Aerosmith, Cheap Trick and April Wine, support from the label began to dwindle, leaving the band vulnerable to forces beyond their control. Sadly, despite harbouring a number of great songs, such as ‘Lucifer’s Eyes’, ‘On The Prowl’ and ‘Storm Inside My Head’ (a video of which aired on the fledgling MTV) and some radio support, the band’s life support system was slowly withdrawn, leaving them unable to carry on – a real shame as the quality of this record showed enormous potential.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 4 BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW AND ENHANCED ARTWORK 
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. ON THE PROWL 2. STORM INSIDE MY HEAD 3. RUNNING FROM YOURSELF 4. THE BEAST IN ME 5. ROCK AND ROLL CITY 6. WHAT ABOUT ME 7. LUCIFER’S EYES 8. ROCKIN’ IN AMERICA 9. ANOTHER LADY 10. DON’T SCRATCH THE SURFACE 11. HYPEROCK. BONUS TRACKS 12. DEEP INSIDE 13. STAND TO BLAME 14. THIS AIN'T LOVE THIS IS WAR 15. DANGER RULES THE NIGHT
 
  
 
LOVE/HATE 'WASTED IN AMERICA' CANDY377
 
THE LONG ROAD to stardom for Love/Hate started out reasonably well. Based in Los Angeles they won a coveted long-term deal with Columbia Records and issued a well-received debut album. It was a record that positioned them as a harder, more street-cred option to the majority of other bands playing around the Hollywood scene – somewhere between Guns N’ Roses and Skid Row. And with Jizzy Pearl they had one of the best frontmen in town, one with the look and bravado to carry them far.
When their debut album didn’t set the world on fire, through no fault of their own, a rethink was required. Part of the solution they thought was to relocate to New York and be closer to their label HQ - it would also potentially inject some fresh energy into the band. Once accomplished, and fully settled in a Manhatten loft, they set about recording ‘Wasted In America’, with a new producer, John Jansen, who had worked with a stellar list of hard rock acts, including Britny Fox, Bang Tango, Warrant and Faster Pussycat. It looked like a marriage made in heaven and to a degree it was.
‘Wasted In America’ is an electric and exciting record, produced with bluster and bravado, lending the band a monstrously dirty edge, helping to elevate their songs to another level. The guitars cut through like chainsaws and Jizzy Pearl never sounded more in command. Songs such as ‘Miss America’, ‘Evil Twin’, ‘Happy Hour’ and the title track itself, made mincemeat of the competition. If you like your rock loud, dangerous and devilishly raw then look no further.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 2 BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEWs AND ENHANCED ARTWORK
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. WASTED IN AMERICA 2. SPIT 3. MISS AMERICA 4. CREAM 5. YUCCA MAN 6. HAPPY HOUR 7. TRANQUILIZER 8. TIME’S UP 9. DON’T FUCK WITH ME 10. DON’T BE AFRAID 11. SOCIAL SIDEWINDER 12. EVIL TWIN BONUS TRACKS 13. CASTLES FROM SAND 14. SOUL HOUSE TALES
 
AXIS 'IT'S A CIRCUS WORLD' CANDY383
 
IT WAS SOMETIME in the late seventies that the Axis record started appearing in discount bins around the world. Up until then it seemed to have been a well kept secret, despite the fact that it was issued on the RCA label (via a production deal with their management’s Hologram imprint) and featured two former members of the high profile American band Derringer. Once aficionados started to hear and appreciate the record it soon became apparent that this was one of the most exciting releases of the entire era.
As a classic power trio, based in Los Angeles, featuring guitarist Danny Johnson (formerly of Steppenwolf), bassist Jay Davis and hard hitting drummer Vinny Appice, both from Derringer, Axis stood out head and shoulders above other contenders. Produced by British wünderkind Andy Johns, and recorded in the Record Plant NYC, the album packs an enormous punch, conjuring up comparisons to other seasoned 70s acts such Montrose, Mountain and, natch, Derringer. It is, it has to be said, a mystery as to why they flew beneath the radar, failing to make any commercial impact whatsoever.
If you are a fan of late seventies tough, lean and mean hard rock then there is much to appreciate here; with tracks such as ‘Brown Eyes’, ‘Juggler’ and the twisted ‘Busted Love’. In fact there is not one weak cut on the record, which in itself is a tremendous achievement. It was a fact not lost on Tony Iommi, who played the record to Ronnie James Dio before recruiting Vinny Appice to join the rejuvenated Black Sabbath.
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW WITH VINNY APPICE AND ENHANCED ARTWORK
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. BROWN EYES 2. USTED LOVE 3. JUGGLER 4. SOLDIER OF LOVE 5. TRAIN 6. ARMAGEDDON 7. RAY’S ELECTRIC FARM 8. STORMY WEATHER 9. CATS IN THE ALLEY 10. BANDITS OF ROCK 11. CIRCUS WORLD

 
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18
Jun

CORNERSTONE: On TV And On Tour

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CORNERSTONE news: After a phenomenal appearance at the BRIEFLOS-SHOW with Peter Rapp and the (rather unintentional) short feature at Stermann & Grissemann's WILLKOMMEN OESTERREICH the band had its third performance at nationwide TV ORF in just one month.On Friday, 06/08 at around 6:30 am (CET+1) Cornerstone were guests at GUTEN MORGEN OESTERREICH! The show was sent from Zwettl in Lower Austria! Beside of this, the band has a few concerts to do till the end of the year, 43 gigs in three countries so far (United Kingdom, Germany, Austria), more dates added soon!
 
06/22 AT – Wien, Donauinselfest
06/23 AT – Ternitz, Petersberg
06/30 UK – Grantham, Knipfest
07/05 AT – Wolfsberg, Orpheo
07/06 AT – Zeitlos Herzogenburg
07/07 AT – LeoLeoben, Das Habakuk
07/18 DE – Soegel, Haus Elke
07/19 UK – Northrthampton, The King Billy
07/20 UK – Caerphilly, The Patriot
07/21 UK – The Iron Road, Evesham
07/22 UK – Newark-on-Trent, The Flying Circus
07/23 UUK – Hull, O'Rileys
07/24 UK – Newcastle, Trillians
07/26 UK - Bristol, The Red Lion
07/27 UK – Leeds, Hungry Horse
07/28 UK – East Gt Grinstead, The Sussex Arms
08/25 AT – Mariazell, Strandbuffet am Erlaufsee
09/01 ATT – Langenwang, Barletti
09/14 AT – Salettl Lilienfeld
09/16 AT – Musikfest Grabern
09/22 AT – Neunkirchen, Flavour Bar
09/29 AT - Wien, Saloon Donauplex
10/26 AT – Ybbs/Donau, Danis Milchbar
11/223 AT – Sankt Gallen, Kaffeehaus Purkowitzer
11/31 AT – Villach, Jibis
12//14 DE – Straubing, The Raven
12/15 DE – Maulburg, Ochsen
 
More details about the concerts:
www.cornerstone.co.at/en/tour
www.cornerstone.co.at/en/news

 

 
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15
Jun

HANK ERIX Steps Outside HOUSTON For Solo Debut 'Nothing But Trouble'

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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HANK ERIX, the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON, has announced the release of his first solo album 'Nothing But Trouble' on October 5th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK and released an audio teaser for the upcoming music video for 'Fortune Hunter', the first single from his new album. The audio teaser can be streamed here: 
 
 
As Hank reveals: “They say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love. These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will”.
 
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mats Ericsson at BoomBridge Studios. Recorded at BoomBridge Studios & Erix Music & Production Studios. Executive Producer - HANK ERIX.
 
Line-up:
Hank Erix - Lead & Backing vocals
Michael Palace - Lead Guitars & Backing vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui - Bass
Daniel Johansson - Rhythm Guitars
Mats Ericsson - Drums
Micke Jansson - Keyboard / Synth
 
Additional guests:
Linnea Vikström - Lead vocals & Backing vocals on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Alexander Hagman - Lead guitar on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Sam Söderlind - Guitar solo on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Michael Palace - Additional guitars on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Victor Lundberg - Backing vocals on ‘Shadowdance’
 
HANK ERIX is the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON. A band that have been a bright star in the AOR / Melodic rock sky over their last five releases. The band received the best AOR album 2010 accolade in Classic Rock Magazine and have appeared on several impressive festivals throughout Europe such as Sweden Rock and Download Festival. Over almost a decade with HOUSTON, HANK ERIX has made quite a name for himself in the melodic rock world and it’s finally time for the release of his solo debut ‘Nothing but Trouble’.
 
The album features songs that has been marinating for years and sees the band leader of HOUSTON taking a bold step forward from the expected HOUSTON sound and sees Hank flexing his more hard rocking muscles. Tagging along with HANK ERIX on this 1700cc motorcycle ride of an album are members of Therion, Degreed, Art Nation, Wildness, Kryptonite, Palace, Gutterdämerung & Adrenaline Rush.
 
 
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15
Jun

7TH HEAVEN Hit Home Run on 'Color In Motion' Album

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7th heaven releases "Color In Motion".  
10 New Songs
 
Established in Pop-Rock, 7th heaven is from a 5-member Chicago act. 7th heaven plays over 200 shows a year, has sold over 100,000 CDs, has a Worldwide fan base and plays to over one million people each year.
 
In 2014, 7th heaven charted on the Billboard Charts for 17 weeks, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Spectrum".  
 
In 2011, 7th heaven charted on the Billboard Charts for 21 weeks, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Pop Media".  
 
In 2010, 7th heaven charted again on the Billboard Charts, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Jukebox". Also that year the band charted with "U.S.A. - U.K." and "Merry Christmas in Chicago".
 
7th heaven has been able to develop their own unique brand of rock music that proves that the fundamentals of great pop rock song still ring true with their new release. 
 
Track Listing:
01. This Is Where The Party's At
02. Wonderful World
03. Say It Already
04. Time And Again
05. Better Luck Next Time
06. I See You Smile
07. Make You Love Me
08. Happy Now
09. Picking Up The Pieces
10. Closest Thing

Line-up on this CD:
Adam Blair Heisler (Lead Vocals)
Richard Hofherr ( Lead Guitar / Keyboards / Vocals)
Nick Cox ( Guitars / Vocals)
Mark Kennetz ( Bass / Vocals )
Mike Mooshey ( Drums )

 
Produced & Engineered by: Richard Hofherr & Adam Blair Heisler
Mixed & Mastered by: Richard Hofherr
 
Buy A Copy Here:   Direct from Band (Worldwide)  *  iTunes *    Amazon.com (U.S.)
 
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15
Jun

Double CITA Reissue Starts USA Band's Comeback

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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CITA - CD1 Relapse of Reason and  CD2 Heat of Emotion as Double Deluxe Digipack CD Remastered. Limited to 1000 units only!!
 
Release date: 20th July 2018
 
CITA: is

Danny Martinez - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Antz Trujillo – Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
Troy Benson - Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Joe Marone - Bass & Vocals

 
Relapse of Reason CD 1
 
Everytime (I Close my eyes) 4.25 / Through the Years 3.50 / These Eyes 4.04 / Stand or Fall 4.46 / Two Hearts 5.26 / Steal Another Fantasy 4.20 / Relapse of Reason 4.46 / The Fall 4.29 / No Heroes 5.43 / Who will you run to 4.43 / Changes 4.48 / Silent Soldier 5.43 
Bonus Tracks: Heat of Emotion (live) 5.01 / Through the Years (live) 4.08 / Relapse of reason (live) 4.48 / These Eyes (live) 4.11
 
Produced by Bobby Barth for N.E.H. production engineered by Ian Gilchrist
Mixed by Mark Pinske, Ian Gilchrist and Bobby Barth recorded at Big Bug Studios, Denver, Colorado 

13~15 recorded in Germany during the summer of 1997 Mixed at N.E.H. Studios in Colorado, USA

Keyboards by Bob Harris
Additional keyboards by Eddie Guion and Anthony “Antz” Trujillo Background vocals by C.I.T.A.,
Bob Harris, Bobby Barth and Matty Mastered by Mark Pinske 

 
Mastered by: JK Northrup at Alien Productions 
 
Heat of Emotion  CD2
 
Far Behind 4.57 / Heat of Emotion 4.32 / Life Goes On 4.27 / Endless Summer / 4.38 / Livin’ 4 Somebody Else 3.48 / Fly Angel Fly 4.09 / Miles away 5.10 / Say a Prayer 4.59 / Can’t we make it 4.38 / I’ll cry no more 5.29 / Find my way 6.46 Bonus Tracks: Cold Sweat 3.09 / Far Behind (live) 4.42 / Can’t we make it (live) 4.43 / Say a prayer (live) 6.22
 
Produced by Bobby Barth / Engineered by Robert Reents, Ian Gilchrist & John Kibble
Mixed by Bobby Barth & Lior Zelmanowicz

Recorded & Mixed in Denver, Colorado June 94 to Feb 95.

 
Mastered by: JK Northrup at Alien Productions 
 
Forged from what was left of the hairspray and decadence of the 1980’s hard rock scene, four high school friends were hell-bent on carving their name in the annals of rock n’ roll Their roots extend back to 1989 when the band was named “Caught in the Act”. These four were Danny Martinez, Anthony Trujillo, Joe Marone and Troy Benson. Through hard work and determination they became one of the most popular bands on the Denver rock scene. Despite being caught up in the grunge movement the band pressed on and were noticed by Bobby Barth of the band “AXE”. Eventually a deal was struck with a swedish label and the first release “Relapse of Reason” hit the streets. The result was explosive and put the band on the map. Soon after the follow up “Heat of Emotion” was released in Germany to critical acclaim. As success grew a boy band with the same name sued the band and so they changed their name to a more catchy “CITA”.  By this time Marone and Benson had left and were replaced by Lostetter and Stuntz. CITA eventually became Guild of Ages but they had already made their mark with two classic melodic rock albums. Timeless Music.
 

 

 
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Jun

GROUNDBREAKER Break Ground With STEVE OVERLAND & ROBERT SALL

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Friday, September 14, 2018
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of new project featuring singer Steve Overland of FM and Robert Säll of Work of Art & W.E.T. under the moniker GROUNDBREAKER.
The self-titled debut will be released on September 14th. First single and video, "Over My Shoulder” available now!
 
The album is simply everything that a melodic rock fan could hope for: soaring hooklines, magnificent melodies, amazing musical performances, and in Overland, a stunning vocalist. Mixing the British and Swedish melodic rock/AOR styles, Groundbreaker is truly the best of both worlds and surely destined to be one of the highlights of the year in an already stellar year for melodic rock!
 
GROUNDBREAKER came about when a conversation between Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino and Overland revealed that the latter was eager to collaborate with new and exciting musicians from the European melodic rock scene. The idea was immediately brought up to involve Robert Sall of Work of Art and use Alessandro Del Vecchio’s production abilities. Overland loved the initial material that was submitted and consequently, they all started to work on songs. The process was very smooth and the final result was so good that everyone thought that the name “GROUNDBREAKER” was the right way to describe the power and the vibe of the music.
 
"I’m the main composer for about half of the songs, but Ale and Steve wrote a lot as well,” tells Robert Sall. “I had to write songs with Steve´s voice in mind and that was new, but very inspiring to me. But for any fan of FM or Work of Art, I think they will be very familiar with the sound of this record!”
 
“The idea for the album was to make a classic AOR album and I think between Robert, Alessandro, Pete Alpenborg and myself, we came up with a great collection of songs,” adds Overland. "I think this is some of the best material I've worked on in a while and all of the musicians on the record are fantastic, not only as players, but to work with. I knew of Robert's writing talents on the Work of Art records, but it really turned out to be a great collaboration and I'm so proud of the results! My personal favourite song on the record is "Will It Make You Love Me.” We’ve shot a video for it and I think it's truly a future classic!"
 

 
If you like, no LOVE melodic rock, then this is simply a must hear album!
 
GROUNDBREAKER Tracklisting includes
Over My Shoulder
Will It Make You Love Me
Eighteen Til I Die
Only Time Will Tell
Tonight
Standing Up For Love
Something Worth Fighting For
The Sound Of A Broken Heart
The First Time
The Days Of Our Life
The Way It Goes
 
GROUNDBREAKER:
Steve Overland - Vocals
Robert Sall - Guitars
Nalley Pahlsson - Bass
Herman Furin - Drums
With Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards
 
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
Photo credit: Richard Manley
 

 

 
Thu
14
Jun

CHINAWHITE Return With Something 'Different'

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Ever since they got together in the second half of the Eighties, Chinawhite have been entertaining their audiences with a vivid mix of melodic, hard and progressive rock. You are now invited to check out their new album. In a way only Chinawhite can pull off, they deliver another blistering set of rock solid drums, thumping bass, guitars, guitars, more guitars and some keyboards to lift the mood. And let's not forget the amazing vocals!

No doubt this is Chinawhite at their most melodic and powerful ever.
 
2018 Line Up:
Peter Cox - orchestrations, keyboards and all guitars (Forest Field)
Sander Stappers - bass (Souls Of Deaf, Tributor)
Phil Vincent - all vocals (Tragik, D'Ercole, CranstoN)
Hans In t Zandt - drums (Praying Mantis, ex Vengeance and Mad Max)
 
with Rolf Vossen adding organ, piano and keyboards to some tracks.
 
Pre order the CD version now for a reduced price at www.rockcompany.nl
Or if you prefer digital try iTunes: Different or Bandcamp.
 
 
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14
Jun

THE RADIO SUN Get 'Beautiful Strange' August 24

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Friday, August 24, 2018
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THE RADIO SUN - NEW ALBUM OUT IN AUGUST
 
Australian melodic rock band The Radio Sun will release their new album titled 'Beautiful Strange' on August 24 via Pride & Joy Music Germany and Anderstein Music Japan, with pre order details to be announced shortly.
 
This will be the fifth full length album released by the band, their fifth album in five years. Produced by the band, the album was mixed by Paul Laine (solo, Dark Horse, The Defiants) and mastered by Bruno Ravel (Danger Danger, The Defiants).
 
The Radio Sun recently returned from shows at MelodicRock Fest in the United States and Sweden Rock Fest to glowing reviews.
The Radio Sun has already been confirmed for next year's HRH AOR Fest in the U.K with shows in Japan t.b.a.
 
Vocalist Jase Old & guitarist Stevie Janevski have written their strongest album to date with a focus on catchy songs, layered vocal harmonies with a guitar edge. The band is rounded out by Anthony Wong on bass & Gilbert Annese on drums. Look out for the first single 'Hold On Tight' which will be released next month.
 
Like the band via:
Instagram: theradiosun
YouTube: the radio sun
 
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13
Jun

SNAKES IN PARADISE 'Step Into The Light' Sept 14

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Snakes In Paradise came to the attention of melodic rock fans in 1993 when they acted as the back-up band for Mark Free. The band introduced the world to their original material soon thereafter when their self-titled debut album was released in 1994. Produced by the late Brett Walker (Alias, Jeff Paris, Mitch Malloy), the album showcased a combination of British hard rock mixed with American AOR delivered by a soulful blues rock singer and four outstanding musicians. It was truly a dynamic record with immediately hummable melodies while simultaneously not sacrificing the heaviness and power of hard rock. 
The band’s second album, “Garden of Eden” followed in 1999 and was inspired by Whitesnake’s more popular and most well-known material, thus satisfying fans of the musical formula on the band's debut. After the release of “Dangerous Love” in 2002, another album chock full of hooks and harmonies, the band called it a day.
Singer Stefan Berggren wound up working with Company of Snakes (a band formed by former Whitesnake members Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, and Neil Murray), Lee Kerslake (ex-Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne) and Razorback for a stretch of time, but in 2016, the members of Snakes In Paradise reconvened to discuss making more music together. "I started to get more and more questions from journalists about a new Snakes In Paradise album,” tells singer Stefan Bergreen. “I was also asked to write some songs in the Snakes style by a few different musicans. One of them was Alessandro Del Vecchio, with whom I did an album called 'Revolution Road'. On that album, some of the Snakes guys were guests. The album turned out great and eventually, Snakes started to get lots of show offers. One being from the Rockweekend in Stockholm. After the show, I decided to send one of the songs I wrote to Serafino, the President of the Frontiers label. He liked what he heard and offered us a record deal immediately. And here we are!"
“Step Into The Light” is the band's first album in 16 years and again melds the melodies of classic US AOR of the 80’s with some truly exquisite hard rock. Stefan Berggren’s voice is better than ever and the songwriting is more refined than ever. “Fans should expect a Snakes In Paradise album with a familiar sound,” continues Stefan Bergreen. "Not much has changed musically from the first albums, really. Still the same drum kit and same guys playing together. That makes this our signature sound, but perhaps this time a bit beefier and more mature. We are better musicians now and with a little more depth to the songwriting."
"We always have a special magic when we play and write together,” concludes Stefan. "We poured our hearts into this album and we hope you like it as much as we do. This could be the strongest album of all the albums we have done. We also hope to see the fans on the road some day soon!”
If you like R-O-C-K, then you just can’t miss this album!
 
Tracklisting:
1. Wings Of Steel
2. Silent Sky
3. Will You Remember Me
4. Angelin
5. Living Without Your Love
6. If I Ever See The Sun Again
7. After The Fire Is Gone
8. Love On The Other Side
9. Things
10. Liza
11. Life's Been Good To You & Me
12. Step Into The Light
 
BAND MEMBERS: 
Stefan Berggren - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar & keyboards
Thomas Jakobsson - Electric guitar & acoustic guitar
Stefan Zimman Jonsson - Lead guitar  
Tomas Pomma Thorberg - Bass
Peter Petterson - Drums
 
Connect with Snakes In Paradise: https://www.facebook.com/SnakesInParadise/
 
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Jun

AOR Blvd Presents KLEPSTEEN PEIFFER & SAMPSON

 
​News from AOR BLVD RECORDS: Klepsteen, Peiffer and Sampson
 
What Happens When legends Of The The Quad Cities, ​Illinois hard rock music Unite?:

K Randy Klepsteen, Guitarist...Formely Of The Daily Planet 
P Bill Peiffer Guitars, Vocals...
Mr Lynn Allen himself and King of Iowa , Jesse Johnson and Pilot 
S  Kevin Sampson Drummer extrordinaire ....From Bands like Monarch, Lipstick , Meet The Press And currently Lynn Allen...

 
​They've taken influences From all their acts , local favourites The Daily Planets - No Time To Lose lp is a much sort after rocking debut amongst Aor Authorities .....Whilst Lynn Allen spans a 36 year career ,10 cds and inductees to Iowa Hall of Fame snd invited By Melodic Rocks Andrew Mcniece to play their fest in Chicago 2018..

The mix of Klepsteen/Peiffer is  great songwriting  
The Mix of Klepsteen/Peiffer has a killer mid west feel , with the power supplied by Kevin Sampsons' heavier influenced bands you have a winning formula
This Five Track Mini Lp contains a  unique homage to dead rock stars with "Freddy We Need You Now" ( lyrics tell the tale,  *see below )
​Destined to be a regional favourite with a video to boot , plus two more videos makes this project very exciting...
 

 
TRACKLISTING:
1) Sad Way (I Did'nt Hear You Wrong Or Nothin')
2) What It Takes
3) Sarah's Eyes
4) Freddie We need You Still
5) Wear Me Out
 
 

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