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Mon
23
Mar

New AOR Album 'Return To LA' Out Now

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Monday, March 23, 2015
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3 Tracks sampler from the new 2015 AOR album "Return To L.A" featuring some legendary singers like Jesse Damon (Silent Rage, Kiss), Tommy Funderburk (King Of Hearts, Airplay, Whitesnake, Starship), Paul Sabu (Only Child, Kidd Glove, John Waite, Bon Jovi), Rick Riso, Bob Harris (Axe, Steve Vai), Erika (Yngwie Malmsteen), Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine (Chasing Violets) & many more...

"Return To L.A" is for fans of the heavier side of AOR in the vein of Survivor, Foreigner, Giant, Journey & Toto. An Aor dream for Melodic Rock lovers.

Words & Music by Frédéric Slama © 2015 All Rights Reserved. http://www.slama101.fr

Buy the MP3 or the cd directly from the artist @ http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AOR1
 
 
Tue
10
Feb

AOR 'Return To LA' on March 23

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Monday, March 23, 2015
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Frédéric Slama's AOR all star project is back with album 14; bringing AOR to new heights with Paul Sabu helping on the production front.
 
The new AOR album is called "Return To L.A" and features some legendary singers like Jesse Damon (Silent Rage, Kiss), Tommy Funderburk (King Of Hearts, Airplay), Paul Sabu (Only Child, Kidd Glove), Rick Riso, Bob Harris (Axe, Steve Vai), Erika (Yngwie Malmsteen), Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine (Chasing Violets) & many more.
 
"Return To L.A" is for fans of the heavier side of AOR in the vein of Survivor, Foreigner, Giant, Journey & Toto.
 
More info at www.slama101.fr
 
Discography:
- Return To L.A (2015)
- L.A Connection (2014)
- The Secrets Of L.A (2013)
- L.A Temptation (2012)
- Dreaming Of L.A + 6 (Reissue) (2012)
-  L.A Reflection + 4 (Reissue) (2012)
- The Colors Of L.A (2012) 
- L.A Ambition (2010)
- Journey To L.A (2009)
- L.A Attraction (2006)
- L.A Concession + 4 (Reissue) (2006)
- Nothing But The Best (2004)
- Dreaming Of L.A (2003)
-  L.A Reflection (2002)
- Next Stop L.A (2001)
- L.A Concession (2000)
 
Solo Albums:
- L.A Rendez-Vous (1992)
- Secret Obsession (1984)
 
 
Wed
10
Dec

AOR Issue 13 On Sale Date: Dec11 – AEROSMITH In The 1980s

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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AOR ISSUE 13 UK ON SALE DATE: DECEMBER 11
 
COVER STORY – AEROSMITH IN THE 1980s
 
As the 80s began, Aerosmith were in the grip of debilitating substance issues, estranged from their genius guitarist, Joe Perry, and at their lowest ebb. Only a fool would’ve bet on them to return, bigger than ever. But that’s what happened…
 
15-TRACK CD – COLD AS ICE
 
The coolest new melodic tracks around with Vega, Nightingale, Nubian Rose, Shaft Of Steel, Donnie Vie, Gaeleri, Martina Edoff, Stolen Rhodes, White Widdow, Grand Slam, Dalton, Neonfly, Xtasy, Little Fish and Dennis DeYoung.
 
PLUS!
 
Bryan Adams – The groover from Vancouver revisits the making of his breakthrough album, Reckless, and discusses his parallel career as a photographer.
 
Emitt Rhodes – His gift for classic songwriting and deft, bluesy rock should’ve made Emitt a star, but the business laid him low. Now, 40 years on from his last album, Rhodes rides again.
 
Twenty More Surprising AOR Albums – The AOR triumphs of Celine Dion, Cliff Richard, David Cassidy and Toni Basil – prepare to have your assumptions challenged!
 
Survivor – An exclusive extract from Jim Peterik’s new autobiography Through The Eye Of The Tiger tells how the group hooked up with late, great frontman Jimi Jamison.
 
TNT – As original vocalist Tony Harnell returns to the microphone, the group open up on their reunion and the truth behind former singer Tony Mills’ exit from the group.
 
Beau Hill – When his band Airborne crashed, Beau Hill went on to become one of AOR’s greatest production heroes, masterminding albums by Ratt, Warrant, Winger, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister and more.
 
Dennis DeYoung – The former Styx-man tells the tales behind the group’s greatest anthems.
 
Jean Beauvoir – The wild life and outrageous fortunes of the Mohawk-sporting rock hero from Voodoo X, Crown Of Thorns and The Plasmatics.
 
Best ShotMick Jones gazes into AOR’s lens and discusses Foreigner’s future as he approaches his 70th birthday.
 
News – Our keenest newshounds hunt down the truth about Cher’s health scare and Richie Sambora’s exit from Bon Jovi. Plus: all the new and nearly-new bands you need to know.
 
AOR ObsessionsKen McIntyre soundtracks his life with the balladry of Frank Stallone.
 
Q&AORTeri Tims on growing up country, her long-awaited AOR debut, and how she met husband Paul Sabu.
 
Retro PerspectiveAngel confound their fans with their 1977 album On Earth As It Is In Heaven.
 
Hi InfidelitiesJoe Lynn Turner tunes in to tell us the truth, and only the truth.
 
Reviews – Album, reissue and live reviews with Rated X, Shades & Peters, Foreigner, Heart, Vega, Danger Danger, Nubian Rose, Asia, Mr Big, Kix, White Widdow. Plus: special six-page review of Firefest – The Final Fling.
 
There’s more – Bonus features on Houston, Angels Or Kings and Ten!
 
ALL THIS AND MORE IN AOR No.13.
 
THE NEW ISSUE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM DECEMBER 11 AT:
 
 
JUST TYPE ‘AOR’ INTO THE MAGAZINE SEARCH BOX.
 
Wed
23
Jul

WORK OF ART - Framework (Pre-View)

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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Since their arrival on the scene, Sweden’s WORK OF ART have built a strong dedicated fan base based on their classic old-meets-new AOR sound that shows you can still move forward while carrying a classic sound.
I’ve got great news for fans. Their third album Framework is an absolute joy and might just be their best work yet.
 
Quite simply this is a fabulous record once again packed with great songs, intelligent arrangements and some blindly good songs.
The YouTube teaser previewed just two songs – Time To Let Go and Can’t Let Go, but there is another 9 tracks of equal appeal.
 
The band has at times been compared to Toto, and on a song like Shout Till You Wake Up, you’ll hear these guys take on Toto’s heaviest progressive sound.
 
And on Over The Line, the band delivers their most instant anthem yet.
 
Framework has a heavier edge to it, more prominent guitars throughout, but still drenched in keyboards and sweet harmonies. And I truly believe these are some of the band’s most instantly likable songs.
 
There’s a lot to look forward to with Framework come September 19 – Just in time for their debut USA live performance at MelodicRockFest – October 3 in Chicago (www.melodicrockfest.com)!
 
 
 
Tue
01
Jul

PLATENS SIGN TO MELODICROCK RECORDS FOR NEW ALBUM AUGUST 22

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Friday, August 22, 2014
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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the extension of our working relationship with Violet Sun mastermind Dario Grillo with the signing to the label of his brand new album with melodic progressive rockers Platens.
Platens is a melodic rock project brainchild of Dario Grillo, the Italian multi-instrumentalist.
 
After 10 years from the Platens’ debut album, Dario is coming back with a brand new album titled “Out Of The World” and a renewed line up:  Dario Grillo – vocals, guitars, keyboards; Riccardo Barbiera – drums; Domiziano Mendolia – bass; Gabriels - Hammond & synth.
“Out Of The World” continues to showcase Dario’s impressive writing skills and knack of working melody and mood into the most complex musical arrangements.
 
The 11 track, 54 minute album features inspired vocals, top class production and mix, outstanding individual performances from all and some complex, yet easily accessible powerful hard rock music.
 
The album mixes elements of progressive and symphonic rock, AOR and  melodic rock and will be released by MelodicRock Records August 22.
 
Track listing:
01. Running
02. Time Will Tell
03. You Won’t Bring Me Down
04. Ask Yourself
05. I Still Search For You
06. Sometimes I Miss You
07. The Last Time
08. Don’t Leave Me Alone
09. Deep In My Heart
10. No Easy Way Out (Robert Tepper Cover)
11. Save Me
 
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Dario was born in Palermo, Italy in 1979. He learned to play guitar at the age of 6 years studying classical guitar and music theory at "Vincenzo Bellini" conservatory in Palermo. During the high school years he formed, with his brothers Max and Alex, his first hard rock band called Dragon’s Breath. In 1997, Dario joined some great bands as Cherry Bombz, Squeezy Boyz and Empty Roads.
 
At the same time, he began to study singing, improving his skills thanks to some stages with Elizabeth Sabine [singing-master of Axl Rose, Dave Mustaine, Ron Keel etc.]. In 1998 he joined the well-known power metal band Thy Majestie as lead singer, adapting his voice to the heavier sound of the band.
The original and clear voice of Dario gave to the music of Thy Majestie a melodic feeling melted with the power of heavy metal.  After two albums ["The Lasting Power" and "Hastings 1066"] and one EP ["Echoes of War"], Dario left the band in October 2003 in order to dedicate all his energies to his new project Platens where he played all the instruments.
 
This new musical adventure saw the light of day on Frontiers Records whose president and A&R director, Serafino Perugino, heard the first demos and was enthusiast with what he heard. The debut album “Between Two Horizons” was released in 2004 and featured a driving melodic hard rock approach very close to the sound of such bands as Fair Warning, Terra Nova and Grand Illusion
Between 2005 and 2014 Dario has been very busy in his activity as producer, composer and songwriter. He worked with many Italian talented singers and musicians like Katia Miceli (X-Factor 2009 and winner of “Cantagiro 2008”, one of the most important Italian festival), Gianni Bella, Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Lorencè Brahem, Pio Fanale, Riccardo Favara and he took part to some international musical projects (Charming Grace, Caravellus).

At the same time he started the work on his new band called Violet Sun with his brother Alex on drum and the talented singer Alessandra Amata. Together they recorded and produced the debut album “Loneliness In Supremacy “was released in 2010 on Melodic Rock Records.
 

 

 
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