Fri
06
Sep

PRETTY MAIDS New Album 'Undress Your Madness' Out Nov 8

Artist: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
 
“Undress Your Madness” is Pretty Maids’ highly anticipated follow up to 2016's critically and commercially successful release “Kingmaker", a record that continued the “revitalized” path that the band set out upon with the now stone cold classic albums “Pandemonium” and “Motherland." It's always difficult to follow a successful and inspired record, but “Undress Your Madness” shows Pretty Maids are still in the freshest and most vital phase of their career since the early 90’s.
 
"I think the new album is a kind of continuation of what we’ve done the past ten years,” says singer Ronnie Atkins. "I’m really happy about the way it turned out 'cause there’s a lot of good songs on it in my humble opinion and it’s probably even more melodic than our previous efforts.”
 
The production, as always, is absolutely stellar thanks to Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Kobara And The Lotus), who has given the band a sound that not only reinvigorates them, but also incorporates the beloved soundscapes of the past. Modern and classic at the same time, if you will. "It’s just a match made in heaven I think. There’s a great chemistry between us, we share the same humor and thoughts about what a good song is, so there’s a lot in common,” continues Ronnie. "Quite simply the most gentle and easy going guy I've ever worked with.”
 
What can then be said about Ronnie Atkins and Ken Hammer? One of the best songwriting teams in the genre, hands down. Atkins' voice just gets better and better as the years go by. Menacing and vicious one minute, melodic and soothing the next. Likewise, Hammer is on fire here and lays down some of his heaviest riffs in recent memory. Rene Shades' bass playing is as thunderous as ever, propelling the incredible rhythms of the songs along with the superb drumming of Allan Sørensen, who's playing matches perfectly with what each song calls for. Chris Laney's keyboards add a wonderful texture and nuance to these brilliant compositions, tying everything together in the perfect package.
 
Every track on this beauty is worthy of your attention, whether it is an in-your-face barn burner such as the storming opener “Serpentine,” the title track, and “Black Thunder” or timeless melodic metal anthems such as “Firesoul Fly" and “Will You Still Kiss Me (If I See You In Heaven)”, or even a superb power ballad like “Shadowlands”.
 
“The album was written in a very short period of time,” tells Ronnie Atkins. “Basically it was written in January, just prior to recording it in February this year. So everything was very fresh when we entered the studio, in fact, so fresh that some of the songs were hardly finished when we started, but it all fell into place as we preceded with the recordings.”
 
The final result is “Undress Your Madness,” a record that has everything that Pretty Maids fans could possibly ask for!
 
Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Serpentine
3. Firesoul Fly
4. Undress Your Madness
5. Will You Still Kiss Me (If I See You In Heaven)
6. Runaway World
7. If You Want Peace (Prepare For War)
8. Slavedriver
9. Shadowlands
10. Black Thunder
11. Strength Of A Rose
 
Line-up:
Ronnie Atkins - Voice
Ken Hammer - Guitars
Rene Shades - Bass
Chris Laney - Keyboards
Allan Sørensen - Drums
 
Produced by: Jacob Hansen
 
 
 
Fri
06
Sep

AGE STEN NILSEN New Solo Single & Coming Album

 
New single from Åge Sten Nilsen out now: https://orcd.co/dontbeleave
Add it to your playlists now or download it. "baby don't be leave" is the first taste from Age’s fifth solo ‘Crossing The Rubicon’, out on Grappa Musikkforlag October 25.
 
Translated description: “This is a happy-pop in the 60s Spirit, but with a gloomy and bizarre text about a delicate soul that refuses to let go of her girlfriend, no matter the price. Since the last solo - unexpected acoustic and MELANCHOLIC SMOOTH SEAS DON'T make good sailors - åge has now bevegd closer to an electric 60 s-expression, although several sounds have a clear and natural belonging to the previous album.”
 
 
Thu
05
Sep

CANNONBALLZ - 8Ballz2Many (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, May 10, 2019
8Ballz2Many
Produced By: 
Cannonballz
Release Date: 
May 10
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR, MelodicRock, Prog/Pop
Categories: 
SOLD OUT
 
 
Who are CANNONBALZ? Check this lineup for some of the best musicians on the planet!
 
Vocals - Robbie LaBlanc (Fury, Blanc Faces, Find Me, Solo)
Guitars - Alan Friedman (The Accounting Crows, Sessions, Solo)
Bass - Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Tackhead, Mick Jagger)
Keyboards - Vince DiCola (Transformers, Storming Heaven, Rocky IV, Staying Alive)
Drums & Percussion - Jonathan Mover (Marillion, The Tubes, GTR, Joe Satriani)
 
So what are this band of musicial icons doing together?
 
Only making one of the best AOR/rock/midwestern/pop records you’ll ever hear, that’s what!
There’s not one note out of place on this monster album - an eclectic mix of classic rock influences, with a level of musicianship completely off the scale.
 
MRR A&R Andrew McNeice: "I'm so proud and thrilled to have these guys and this amazing album on MRR. The crisp, sharp production allows all the many layers to breathe and showcase the extraordinary talents these guys have. This is one of the finest albums for musicianship that I have heard in years!"
 
After recording a few records with various well-known musicians, guitarist/songwriter Alan Friedman wanted to form a band with his favorite drummer, bassist, keyboardist and vocalist. His choices were easy, as he enlisted drummer Jonathan Mover (Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Joe Satriani), bassist Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Jeff Beck, TackHead), keyboardist Vince DiCola (film score composer of ‘Rocky IV’ & ‘The Transformers: The Movie’), and killer AOR vocalist Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me, Fury).
 
Together, they spent three days in L.A. studio “The Steakhouse” and wrote this entire record from scratch, including a complete rearrangement of the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.” One of Jonathan’s many girlfriends (and there have been many) always called Alan “Kannenballs” because the name of Alan’s CPA firm is “Friedman, Kannenberg & Company.” And as they say, the rest is history.
 
MelodicRock Records is honoured to be in the presence of such company and proudly releases the album ‘8Ballz2Many’ worldwide officially May 10.
 
Track Listing:
01. Sari 5:24
02. Never Giving Up 4:18
03. When I Think Of You 4:24
04. Justin Thyme 6:41
05. Heart Without A Soul 6:34
06. Sammy On The Wall 4:20
07. I’ll Take The Pain 5:02
08. Lost In Time 5:09
09. URanus? MYanus! 6:22
10. Tomorrow Never Knows (Lennon/McCartney) 6:40
 
Produced by Jonathan Mover
Mixed by Fran Flannery
 
 
Thu
05
Sep

GEOFF TATE Brings Operation Mindcrime Tour To Australia 2020

Artist: 
HARDLINE MEDIA proudly present GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION MINDCRIME! The legendary frontman returns to Australia with his band to perform the classic concept album “Operation Mindcrime” in its entirety, and much more! BRISBANE, SYDNEY and MELBOURNE get ready!
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter GEOFF TATE is regarded as one of the most skilled and iconic vocalists in the rock and metal genres. His soaring vocals combined with his complex, lyrical content and full band, provide a backdrop for a rare live experience. A voice. An album. A band. Not to be missed. After a long, successful and critically acclaimed international run for the 30th Anniversary of “Operation Mindcrime” throughout 2018 and 2019, Geoff and the band will grace Aussie shores with a much-anticipated performance of the entire album, followed by many more hits.
“Tate didn’t sound just good, let me tell you. He sounded fantastic. From start to finish, Tate was simply stellar. ‘I Remember Now’ blared through the speakers to start things off as the band prepared for the evening. ‘Anarchy-X’ then was played as Tate emerged for the start of ‘Revolution Calling.’ What followed next was Tate and his band playing one of, if not the best albums ever made, period… Tate does not disappoint.” Shockwave Magazine
Check out Geoff and the band performing ‘Suite Sister Mary’ live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY_AGkcB9QQ
TOUR DATES:
THUR 30 JAN - BRISBANE - THE ZOO
FRI 31 JAN - SYDNEY - MANNING
SAT 1 FEB - MELBOURNE - CROXTON
LIMITED EARLYBIRD* PRE-SALE GA & VIP MEET & GREET
TICKETS ON SALE FRI 6 SEPTEMBER AT 10AM AEST - ONLY AT: hardlinemedia.net
 
Thu
05
Sep

THE DARK ELEMENT Return Nov 11 With 'Songs The Night Sings'

Friday, November 8, 2019
Categories: 
The Dark Element featuring Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen Announce Second Album "Songs The Night Sings" Out November 8th via Frontiers Music Srl! Video For Title Track Out Now!
 
THE DARK ELEMENT is a musical project featuring vocalist Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Insomnium, Cain's Offering). November 8th will see the release of their second album, entitled "Songs The Night Sings". Today, the band presents a video for the album's title track, which you can see below.
 
 
“Songs The Night Sings” takes off where the self-titled debut left off, with immaculate vocals from Anette and fabulous anthems written by Jani.
 
"It’s a thrill that we’re releasing yet another album and for me it’s been even easier to record this one since me and Jani now know each other really well. For me, this album is bigger and better and I believe the ones who liked the first one will really like this one too. All I can say is that I already long to do another album. Hep hep!" says Anette.
 
Jani adds, "I think the album is very heavy, but still hyper melodic, and this time we are even exploring new musical territories we didn't on the previous album. Now that me and Anette have one album together under our belts, we have found the style we want to pursue and also the ideal way of working together. Given all this, I think it's safe to say that with this album you'll get even more of what made the first album so good, only it's gonna be bigger, better and bolder!"
 
THE DARK ELEMENT made their live debut in June 2018 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. They also completed a short Japanese tour and performed at the Frontiers Rock Sweden festival in October at Fryshuset Klubben in Stockholm. More tour dates are planned for this upcoming album, so expect to see the band on stage again soon.
 
Since word of this project initially got out, fans were frothing at the mouth with anticipation for its arrival. And no wonder considering the talent involved! Anette is widely known for being the fabulous voice on the hit albums from Nightwish, “Dark Passion Play” and “Imaginareum”. Jani has recently been busy in Insomnium as well as Cain's Offering alongside Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto, but left a deep mark on the minds of all Power Metal fans thanks to his time in Sonata Arctica.
 
The resulting debut album released in November 2017 took no time to prove that the resume of the individuals involved did indeed add up to the musical output.
 
Tracklisting:
1. Not Your Monster
2. Songs The Night Sings
3. When It All Comes Down
4. Silence Between The Words
5. Pills On My Pillow
6. To Whatever End
7. The Pallbearer Walks Alone
8. Get Out Of My Head
9. If I Had A Heart
10. You Will Learn
11. I Have To Go
 
Line-up:
Anette Olzon - Vocals
Jani Liimatainen - Guitars, keyboards, programming
Jonas Kuhlberg - Bass
Rolf Pilve - Drums
 
Produced by Jani Liimatainen
 
 
Thu
05
Sep

New Swiss Hard Rock Band FIGHTER V Debut Out October 11

 
Fighter V - City Of Sinners [Official Music Video]
 
Fighter V combines powerful riffs with stadium-suited anthems. The Melodic Rock Band from Hergiswil (NW, Switzerland) stands for energy, passion and a lot of 80s flair. Already headlining Central Europe on the road and supporting acts like The Dead Daisies, Fozzy, Bonfire, etc., Fighter V brings a lot of entertainment experience.
 
Get a full load of Stadium Rock with Fighter V!
 
 
The debut album FIGHTER will be released on October 11, 2019 at Rock Attack Records. The release is followed by an extended tour, including supporting THE NEW ROSES across Central Europe.
 
 
Video directed by: Gango luege / Fighter V
 
A very special thanks goes to:
Lighting Engineer: Simon Murer & Marcel Büchel
Makeup Artist: Sofie Schenker
Allrounders: Janine Steiger & Leah Lüscher
Lighting Equipment: Kleinlaut
 
Album produces by: Jona Tee
Album mixed by: Tobias Lindell
Album mastered by: The Panic Room
Artist: 
 
Wed
04
Sep

DragonForce - Heart Demolition (New Official Video)

On September 27th, DragonForce will unleash their 8th full-length album
Extreme Power Metal, worldwide. 

Today sees the release of a brand new video for DragonForce’s second single “Heart Demolition”.
Inspired by classic arcade games, the retro look of the video perfectly completes the song’s fast and furious guitar sound and triumphant, uplifting melodies.

Having had its exclusive pre-premiere on the gaming video platform Twitch, the fun video for “Heart Demolition” can be watched on the DragonForce YouTube Channel now: 
https://youtu.be/DDtaDWel5bs 

 
“Extreme Power Metal” will be available as a CD Digipak2LP+DL and digital
Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, “Extreme Power Metal” was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li's livestream channel on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from the fans.

Pre-Order the album now!
https://smarturl.it/DragonforcEPM_au
Artist: 
 

Pages

 

Foreign Music CDJapan