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Thu
12
Mar

KISS Australian Tour Announced, Dead Daisies As Support

  KISS have announced their Australian tour dates. The press release goes as follows:   "Ready for one of THE greatest bands in rock’n’roll history with one of THE most spectacular shows Australia will see this year?   Ready for a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, featuring 220 automated lights, weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and powered by 400,000 watts of sound?
 
Thu
12
Mar

CAIN'S OFFERING Offer Up New Album on Frontiers

  Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the second CAIN’S OFFERING studio album entitled “Stormcrow” on May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America. Cain's Offering is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, founding member of one of Finland's biggest musical exports, Sonata Arctica.   Drawing its musical influence from both the classic Hard Rock scene, fast-paced European Power Metal and a very modern Heavy Metal sound, CAIN’S OFFERING is, just as expected, another perfect example of today's incredible Finnish music scene.
 
Thu
12
Mar

STARZ Sign To Frontiers For New Studio Album

  Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to announce the signing of US Hard Rock legends STARZ who will release a new album in the second half of 2015!   Although not as commercial successful and well known as a lot of their peers, STARZ has proven to be a hugely influential far band for those musicians who were aware of them. Several massively successful U.S. artists, like Cinderella (band), Bon Jovi, Poison, Twisted Sister and Motley Crue cite STARZ as a primary influence. Magazines like Kerrang! and Hit Parader have included Starz albums on lists of the most important heavy metal albums of all-time!  
 
Thu
12
Mar

BONFIRE Promise 'Glorious' New Album April 24

  German melodic rock legends BONFIRE will release their new album 'Glorious' on April 24 via Borila Records. 'Glorious' will include twelve new songs and two new recordings of the Bonfire classics "Sweet Obsession" and "American Nights".  
 
Wed
11
Mar

ISSA - Crossfire (Review)

  Norweigan-turned-Brit, Issa returns with her fourth solo album; following up the patchy Can’t Stop, which was comprised of classic (and obscure) AOR covers. I’ve found Issa a bit hit and miss after her memorable 2010 debut. I’ve found the balance of image over style a little too much in favor of the less important image at times, but all is forgiven with Crossfire. Despite the glammed up image again front and center, this time the style is matched with substance in the form of 11 very appealing songs. This album might just be her best effort yet.
 
Tue
10
Mar

Rock Candy Records Latest - HANOI ROCKS & RIVERDOGS

  The following two new Rock Candy titles are available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on April 22.   HANOI ROCKS 'TWO STEPS FROM THE MOVE' CANDY233   BACK IN THE early eighties when Hanoi Rocks moved lock stock and barrel from Finland to London the streets were on fire with possibilities. Looking like an explosion in a paint factory and sounding like a devilish mash-up of the Rolling Stones jamming with the Sweet, it's fair to say that they made a unique impression. With an anything can happen and it probably will vibe, the band's ferocious on stage performances were legendary, establishing them as the front runners of a movement that looked like it would instantaneously blast them to success.  
 
Tue
10
Mar

John Wetton to Release Solo Career Retrospective 'The Studio Recordings Anthology' and Live Album 'New York Minute'

  Asia and King Crimson Lead Vocalist John Wetton to Release Solo Career Retrospective 'The Studio Recordings Anthology' and Live Album 'New York Minute'   London, UK - Legendary John Wetton, best known for his work with Asia, UK and King Crimson, is releasing two new albums this month: The Studio Recordings Anthology 2CD Set and New York Minute - John Wetton & The Les Paul Trio, on Primary Purpose via Cherry Red Records.   As a singer, bassist and songwriter, John Wetton initially rose to fame as the lead singer of King Crimson and thereafter Wetton formed UK with Eddie Jobson and later he was the lead vocalist of the supergroup Asia, his biggest commercial success. The band’s self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world in 1982.  
 
Mon
09
Mar

SUPPORT MELODICROCK.COM AND MELODICROCK RECORDS

I’m proud to continue running MelodicRock.com and bringing fans of great music all the news possible on their favourite new and old artists. I've been at this an unbelievable 18+ years now.   It’s been a big year already and I have about 50 album reviews demanding to be written, so stand by. I haven’t forgotten about the 2014 MelRock Awards either and will post those ASAP!   This is probably the toughest business to be in anywhere in the world right now  and artists and business across the spectrum continue to have to fight to stay alive.  
 
Mon
09
Mar

KISS Australian Tour Announcement Due

  KISS are set to announce their Australian tour dates as early as this week if leaked dates are anything to go by. News was posted at respected Aussie music hub Noise11.com - http://www.noise11.com/news/kiss-to-tour-australia-with-whitesnake-20150304   Initial reports had the iconic band teaming up with WHITESNAKE as a killer double bill. But my sources indicate that while that was the original plan, the deal to include Whitesnake fell apart a couple of weeks ago. And that was still true as of 2 days ago. There is no word yet on just who might accompany Kiss or if the Snake deal can be resurrected.   Rumored dates:
 
Fri
06
Mar

SOTO - Inside The Vertigo (Review)

  With change comes controversy. But for those that have followed vocalist Jeff Scott Soto’s vast and acclaimed career, you should not only expect change, but embrace it! After all, you know it’s coming…and if one particular project is not a personal home run, then you know something else is just around the corner. As most should know I’m a long time dedicated JSS fan and he’s a good friend. But that shouldn’t mean praise comes easily. If anything I’m harder on those I respect most, as I expect the best every time.
 

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