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Wed
25
Oct

STEELHEART - Through Worlds Of Stardust (Review)

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70%
Produced By: 
Miljenko Matijevic
Release Date: 
2017
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Hard Rock, Modern Metal
Score: 
70
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Frontiers
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This is an odd little album. There’s virtually no recognizable sign of the MCA signed Steelheart that produced two cracking albums in the early 90s before shedding members and changing musical format in the late 90s.
Rather, this is a continuation of frontman/onlyman Miljenko Matijevic’s preference towards alt-modern hard rock, with some seriously loud, sometimes screechy vocals.
 
Song wise it’s a pretty strange set up, with 4 intense semi-industrial metalized hard rockers followed by three ballads then another intense metal track followed by two more mellower tracks.
 
Taken as a whole, it’s pretty interesting listening and a musical statement has definitely been made here, but how many Steelheart fans will be receptive to this?
 
And what’s with the same melody being used on three different tracks?? Check out My World, You Got Me Twisted and Got Me Running. Eh?

Tracks I will probably revisit for enjoyment – You Got Me Twisted, My Dirty Girl and the Led Zeppelin goes alt-metal opener Stream Line Savings. But the rest….no thanks.
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Wed
02
Aug

Steelheart - "You Got Me Twisted" (Official Music Video)

 
"This video was so much fun to make!  It is funny, sexy, and rock 'n roll, as it should be. The scenes in the mansion were filmed at a famous old house which was the home of English film director James Whale during the making of his four classic films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The performance scenes were filmed in downtown Los Angeles.  My film team and the beautiful actress and model, Shonda Mackey did an amazing job on the video! I am truly excited for the world to see it and I hope you all like the video as much as we had fun making it!"
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Tue
18
Jul

STEELHEART Go 'Through Worlds Of Stardust' Sept 15

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Steelheart To Release New Album “Through Worlds Of Stardust” September 15th via Frontiers Music Srl
 
Debuts First Single “Got Me Runnin”
 
Steelheart is the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band. Today they have announced the release of their new album “Through Worlds Of Stardust” set for September 15th via Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Today the first single from the album “Got Me Runnin’” has been released.  Check it out via the link below.
 
 
“Through Worlds Of Stardust” is available for pre-order here: or at the links below:
 
Pre-order the album here: http://radi.al/Steelheart
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop (CD & LP)
 
Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Got Me Runnin”.
Follow the band on Spotify to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add “Got Me Runnin” to your favorite playlists:
 
 
“I cannot express how excited I am for you all to hear this new album.  Our focus was to bring back the magic in the music with songs that have been lived, loved, laughed and struggled.   I best describe this album as ‘DEEP, SEXY, LOVING, TWISTED, ROMANTIC, and HUNGRY ROCK’N ROLL.’ The record was recorded throughout parts of the world including a live string section recorded in Stockholm Sweden.  I truly hope you enjoy this album as it was created from the heart and no corners were cut.  Love you all; we look forward to seeing you on the road,” enthuses Miljenko.
 
Although they were lumped in with the glut of long-haired hard rock bands emerging in the early ‘90s, the band was always more forward thinking than their peers and the 2017 version of the band has a contemporary and edgy feel, while still retaining the patented powerful vocals of Miljenko. On “Through Worlds Of Stardust”, Miljenko has fused his past, present, and future together, creating an undeniable piece of hard rock music. Certainly fans of the band’s first three classic albums will be happy to hear those powerful pipes back in action, but fans of modern hard rock acts like Halestorm, Shinedown, Alter Bridge, and other melodic minded rock heavyweights will find much here to love.
 
Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990 and based on the buzz around the hit single “I’ll Never Let You Go” was a smashing success (for example, 33,000 albums were sold in one day in Japan) and quickly reached platinum sales. Steelheart's sophomore album, "Tangled In Reins" was released in 1992 to critical acclaim and rave reviews, but moderate success in terms of sales in the U.S. (by early ‘90s standards) due to the well documented rise of grunge music; however, East Asia was a different story, where the band was widely embraced yet again. In the midst of promotion of the album, a serious accident happened on Halloween night in 1992, when an improperly secured lighting truss hit Matijevic on the back of the head, breaking his nose, cheekbone, jaw, and twisting his spine. Almost impossibly, Matijevic managed to walk off the stage of his own strength before being rushed to a hospital. "Steelheart" as it was known ended that night.
 
Four years later, Matijevic formed a new version of Steelheart with Kenny Kanowski (guitars), Vincent Mele (bass), and Alex Makarovich (drums) to record and release his third album, "Wait". The album was very different musically from the previous two albums, but featured the song “We All Die Young” (millions of streams and counting on Spotify) which was later included as a re-recorded version in the movie “Rock Star”, which saw Matijevic providing the singing voice for Mark Wahlberg's character. The movie soundtrack was performed by Matijevic (and Jeff Scott Soto) on vocals along with Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne's then guitarist and frontman of Black Label Society), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), and Jason Bonham.
 
Now the band once compared to Led Zeppelin by respected metal outlet Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, is back with a sonic tour de force befitting of their stature. Don’t be foolish and dismiss this as just another “band from the ‘80s” as you will miss out on one of the most surprisingly robust and balanced hard rock albums of 2017! Highly recommended for fans of hard rock from then and NOW!
 
“Through Worlds Of Stardust” Track Listing:
1. Stream Line Savings
2. My Dirty Girl
3. Come Inside
4. My Word
5. You Got Me Twisted
6. Lips Of Rain
7. With Love We Live Again
8. Got Me Running
9. My Freedom
10. I'm So In Love With You
 
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitars, Ebow Guitars: Miljenko Matijevic
 
Musicians on the album:
Guitars: Uros Raskovski
Bass: James “Rev” Jones, Sigve Sjursen, Jesse Stern
Drums: Mike Humbert, Randy Cooke
Piano: Daniel Fouché, Ed Roth
Guest guitar solo and part rhythm on My Dirty Girl by Kennet Kanowski
 
Strings composed and conducted by Glen Gabriel
Orchestrated by Anthony Weeden
Performed by Stockholm Strings
 
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