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Mon
23
Dec

The Better Never Than Late ‘MelRock Best Album Of 2018’ Awards

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The Better Never Than Late ‘MelRock Best Album Of 2018’ Awards
 
1. Treat – Tunguska
Classic. Modern and contemporary, yet absolutely old-school in its melodic approach.
 
2. W.E.T – Earthrage
The combo of Soto/Martensson/Sall produced another extraordinary anthemic masterclass.
 
3. Shinedown – Attention Attention
They don’t do bad albums, but this still one of their best. Amazing emotional journey.
 
4. Perfect Plan – All Rise
The brightest newcomer of 2018 and a seriously stunning slice of Scandi melodic rock on their debut.
 
5. Halestorm – Vicious
Another glorious slice of female fronted hard rock.
 
6. Creye – Creye
Another bright Swedish newcomer. A pink and fluffy AOR dream.
 
7. State of Salazar – Superhero
Another unique and truly special “new old school” Scandi band. I love these guys.
 
8. Magnum – Lost on The Road to Eternity
My favourite “New Magnum” release since reforming. A little more uptempo and more keys.
 
9. Station – More Than The Moon
Consistent, memorable, anthemic and well produced. And American!
 
10. Snakes In Paradise – Step Into The Light
Another welcome return. Unique band with a unique sound.
 
11. Care Of Night – Love Equals War
Second album and more quality pure AOR for old-school fans.
 
12. Vega – Only Human
Always solid, always classy and still the holders of the British AOR crown.
 
13. Kenny Leckremo’s Spectra – Spectra
A little different than expected and quite laid back, but that voice and these songs, winner.
 
14. Dynazty – Firesign
Their heaviest yet. Kick ass anthemic European hard rock. Eclipse meets Masterplan.
 
15. Ted Poley – Modern Art
Ted switches up his 80s sound for a modern melodic rock masterpiece.
 
16. Groundbreaker – Groundbreaker
The second album featuring Robert Sall. This one with FM’s Steve Overland. Smooth as silk.
 
17. Night Flight Orchestra – Sometimes The World Ain't Enough
The 70s meets today. Styx meets ELO. Brain food for melodic rock fans.
 
18. FM – Atomic Generation
Two from two for the master vocalist Steve Overland.
 
19. Ghost – Prequelle
A surprisingly melodic album for an artist that’s particularly ‘out there’.
 
20. Dallas – Dallas
The mix and sound unfortunately varied, but holy hell, the songs! 80s anthems galore.
 
21. 7th Heaven – Color In Motion
Their best album since vocalist Adam joined. A short 10 track statement – impossibly catchy as usual.
 
22. Age Sten Nilsen's Ammunition – Ammunition
Not quite as consistent as the debut, but Wig Wam meets Eclipse? Every day of the week please.
 
23. Core Leoni – Greatest Hits Part 1
Great songs from the Gotthard early days and some amazing vocals from Ronnie Romero.
 
24. Atlas – In Pursuit Of Memory
Production could have been better, but this classy debut mixes genres into something memorable.
 
25. Steve Perry – Traces
It should have been number one. It’s an almost album - almost suitable for any occasion. The voice is almost there, the songs were almost there, but the tempo was AWOL. Still…any Steve MF Perry is good SMFP to many and his legion of dedicated fans.
 
Fri
12
Sep

WORK OF ART - Framework (Showcase)

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Framework
Produced By: 
Work Of Art
Release Date: 
September 19
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
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“Framework” is the anticipated third album from the Swedish trio WORK OF ART. A release which has been in the works for more than one year and a half, but finally gets unleashed to the hungry legions of fans that this band has been able to build after just 2 albums.
 
WORK OF ART debuted in February 2008 with the release of “Artwork”.  Coming out of nowhere, the album immediately struck a chord with Melodic Rock lovers all around the world. With a sound inspired by such band as Toto, Giant & Journey, WORK OF ART quickly established themselves as one of the most promising newcomers in the genre. Soon after WOA guitar player and main composer Robert Sall joined W.E.T, the band project with Jeff Scott Soto and Erik Martensson from Eclipse, thus being immediately catapulted in the stardom of the genre!
 
As a consequence of this, expectations for the follow up “In Progress” were sky high. Work of Art managed to live up to that, entering the Swedish album charts on the week of release at number 30! The next step for the band was to start performing live on stage which they did for the first time in Madrid, Spain in January 2012 and was followed by several other shows in several other European countries.
 
“Framework” is therefore the logical next step: an album which encompasses all that Work of Art managed to create until now, offering another bunch of unforgettable songs with soaring melodies (courtesy of singer Lars Säfsund) and amazing instrumental prowess (offered by Robert and Herman). Overall this is certainly Work of Art’s most up-tempo and straight ahead album so far, but – as it should be – some unbelievable softer moments are there as well!
 
Get WORK OF ART live in action during the fall in Europe and the USA (Melodicrock Fest in Chicago)!
 
WORK OF ART:
Lars Säfsund – vocals
Robert Säll – guitars, keyboards
Herman Furin - drums
  
 
Thu
11
Sep

WORK OF ART Debut Video 'Can't Let Go' From Album 'Framework'

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
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WORK OF ART’s third album is finally ready!
« Framework » to be released in September on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the long awaited third album from Swedish melodic rockers WORK OF ART entitled “Framework” on September 19th in Europe and September 22nd in North America.
 
Here is the exclusive premiere of the new song "Can't Let Go" -
 
 
“Framework” comes 3 years after the release of “In Progress”, an album that solidified WORK OF ART’s reputation as one of the most talented newcomers in the Melodic Rock genre. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Toto, Giant and JourneyWORK OF ART literally came from nowhere when in 2008 their debut album “Artwork” hit the streets and catapulted them into the stardom of the genre!
 
“After our last record was released, we started to play live for the first time” says main composer and guitar player Robert Säll. ”It really brought us together in a whole new way and kind of revitalized the band. From there, the decision to make a new album was more or less a no brainer. So really, the inspiration for this new album came from playing live and from meeting all the wonderful fans!”
 
The new album was written and recorded in a time frame of about one year and a half and is the logical next step after “In Progress”. “Framework” musically encompasses all that WORK OF ART managed to create until now, offering another bunch of unforgettable songs with soaring melodies (courtesy of the golden throat of singer Lars Säfsund) and amazing instrumental prowess (offered by Robert Säll and drummer Herman Furin). Overall this is certainly WORK OF ART’s most up-tempo and straight ahead album so far, but – as it should be – some unbelievable softer moments are there as well!
 
“I think it safe to say that, style wise, this album continues in the footsteps of our previous two albums. We tried to stretch our sound a little though, some heavier songs and some softer songs” continues Robert.
 
By popular demand WORK OF ART debuted live in Madrid, Spain in January 2012. When asked if WORK OF ART will be following up the new release with a proper tour, Robert Säll answers: “We will certainly try to gig as much as possible. We're already in discussion with several different promoters and then of course, we'll be playing at Melodicrock Fest in Chicago in October!”
 
A trailer of the album can be enjoyed via this link: http://youtu.be/uN0z6XuLGNA
 
Framework” includes the following tracks: Time To Let Go ; How Will I Know?; Can’t Let Go ; How Do You Sleep At Night?; Over The Line ; The Machine ; Hold On To Love ; Natalie;  The Turning Point ; My Waking Dream.
 
Weblinks:
 
WORK OF ART :
Lars Säfsund – vocals
Robert Säll – guitars, keyboards
Herman Furin – drums
 
 
Fri
11
Jul

WORK OF ART Third Album Framework to be Released in September on Frontiers

Artist: 
Friday, September 19, 2014
Categories: 
WORK OF ART’s third album is finally ready!
« Framework » to be released in September on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the long awaited third album from Swedish melodic rockers WORK OF ART entitled “Framework” on September 19th in Europe and September 22nd in North America.
 
“Framework” comes 3 years after the release of “In Progress”, an album that solidified WORK OF ART’s reputation as one of the most talented newcomers in the Melodic Rock genre. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Toto, Giant and Journey, WORK OF ART literally came from nowhere when in 2008 their debut album “Artwork” hit the streets and catapulted them into the stardom of the genre!
 
“After our last record was released, we started to play live for the first time” says main composer and guitar player Robert Säll. ”It really brought us together in a whole new way and kind of revitalized the band. From there, the decision to make a new album was more or less a no brainer. So really, the inspiration for this new album came from playing live and from meeting all the wonderful fans!”
 
The new album was written and recorded in a time frame of about one year and a half and is the logical next step after “In Progress”. “Framework” musically encompasses all that WORK OF ART managed to create until now, offering another bunch of unforgettable songs with soaring melodies (courtesy of the golden throat of singer Lars Säfsund) and amazing instrumental prowess (offered by Robert Säll and drummer Herman Furin). Overall this is certainly WORK OF ART’s most up-tempo and straight ahead album so far, but – as it should be – some unbelievable softer moments are there as well!
 
“I think it safe to say that, style wise, this album continues in the footsteps of our previous two albums. We tried to stretch our sound a little though, some heavier songs and some softer songs” continues Robert.
 
By popular demand WORK OF ART debuted live in Madrid, Spain in January 2012. When asked if WORK OF ART will be following up the new release with a proper tour, Robert Säll answers: “We will certainly try to gig as much as possible. We're already in discussion with several different promoters and then of course, we'll be playing at Melodicrock Fest in Chicago in October!”
 
A trailer of the album can be enjoyed via this link: http://youtu.be/uN0z6XuLGNA
 
Framework” includes the following tracks: Time To Let Go ; How Will I Know?; Can’t Let Go ; How Do You Sleep At Night?; Over The Line ; The Machine ; Hold On To Love ; Natalie;  The Turning Point ; My Waking Dream.
 
Weblinks:
 
WORK OF ART :
Lars Säfsund – vocals
Robert Säll – guitars, keyboards
Herman Furin – drums
 
 
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