HEARTWIND – Higher and Higher (April 27, 2018)

HEARTWIND – Higher and Higher (April 27, 2018)

AOR Heaven has announced the forthcoming release from Swedish rockers Heartwind. Higher and Higher will be available from April 27, 2018. With members from bands like Constancia, The Poodles, Token, Narnia and Essence of Sorrow, and with guest stars Nina Söderquist (Bjorn Skifs/Badrock, Champions of Rock), Janne Stark (Grand Design, Mountain of Power), and Tåve Wanning (The Voice, Adrenaline Rush, Peaches), new melodic hard rockers Heartwind may come across as one of those one-off band projects, but nothing could be farther…

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CROSSON – Invincible (April 27, 2018)

CROSSON – Invincible (April 27, 2018)

Crosson are back!!! Following the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 album Spreading The Rock ‘N’ Roll Disease, Australia based Futuristic Theatrical Rock Warriors Crosson are back with their new album Invincible, available April 27, 2018, on Metalopolis Records. Once again mixed by legendary producer Duane Baron (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper), and mastered by U.S mastering legend Dave Donnelly (Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake), Invincible delivers Crosson’s own brand of uplifting catchy rock anthems with loud guitars, big harmonies,…

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ALIEN WEAPONRY – Tu (June 1, 2018)

ALIEN WEAPONRY – Tu (June 1, 2018)

Three teenagers, known as Alien Weaponry, from a tiny town in the small South Pacific nation of New Zealand have managed to capture the imaginations of people all over the world with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself may be surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New…

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James Stevenson – 40 Years in the Rock n Roll Wilderness (April 27, 2018)

James Stevenson – 40 Years in the Rock n Roll Wilderness (April 27, 2018)

James Stevenson started playing guitar professionally in 1977 forty years ago hence the title of his retrospective 2 CD pack 40 Years In The Rock ‘n’ Roll Wilderness, out April 27, 2018, on Pink Gun Records. His career has included Chelsea, Generation X, Kim Wilde, Hot Club (with Glen Matlock), Gene Loves Jezebel, Annabel Lamb, The Cult, The Alarm, The International Swingers (with Glen Matlock and Clem Burke), Tricky, Scott Walker, Holy Holy (with Woody Woodmansey…

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SENSE OF FEAR – As The Ages Passing By… (April 20, 2018)

SENSE OF FEAR – As The Ages Passing By… (April 20, 2018)

Hailing from Greece, heavy/thrash metal band Sense Of Fear have signed a worldwide deal for the release of As The Ages Passing By… with Rockshots Records. The album will be out April 20, 2018. Check out a track from the album below. Formed in the late ‘90s, as the band’s name suggests, their sound reminds to very deep and dark feelings, blended with power and aggressive tones. “Fear” is a key instinct for humans to survive. The debut album As…

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FARGO – Constellation (May 25, 2018)

FARGO – Constellation (May 25, 2018)

36 years after their last release, F, in 1982, German cult act Fargo has announced the arrival of a brand-new studio album. Constellation is due out on Steamhammer/SPV on May 25 and will be available on CD Digi and colored gatefold LP. The current line-up includes founder members Peter Ladwig (vocals/guitar) and Peter “Fargo-Pedda” Knorn (bass). Two songs on the album feature original drummer Frank “Franky” Tolle. In addition, the group consists of guitarist Arndt Schulz (Harlis, Jane) and drummer Nikolas Fritz (Mob Rules). The Fargo reunion was preceded by the major success of Knorn‘s autobiography Bis…

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POMPEII – THE SECRET SESSIONS (April 21, 2018)

POMPEII – THE SECRET SESSIONS (April 21, 2018)

Known as “The Supergroup That Never Was,” Corky Laing’s Pompeii recorded The Secret Sessions between 1976 and 1978 after a re-introduction to old friend Ian Hunter via Steve Wax of Elektra/Asylum. Laing, drummer with legendary band Mountain, recalls, “The late 70s was a turbulent time as the musical taste went through a generational change. Punk was just beginning to surface in the rock landscape. It replaced the increasingly complacent era of glam and classic rock with a new confrontational and…

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ALIGHT – Spiral of Silence (April 27, 2018)

ALIGHT – Spiral of Silence (April 27, 2018)

Italian Goths Alight return to the scene on April 27, 2018, with their brand new album Spiral of Silence, available through El Puerto Records. In the middle of the 90s, Gothic Metal reached its peak with legendary and unforgettable releases of Tiamat, Moonspell, Therion as well as from the first “female fronted”-acts like Theatre Of Tragedy and The Gathering. After the turn of the millennium, bands like Nightwish, Within Temptation and Evanescence developed the genre further and added their symphonic direction. Impressed and influenced by both sides, Mirko Montresor from Bolzano, founded Alight, after his experiences…

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BOREALIS – The Offering (March 23, 2018)

BOREALIS – The Offering (March 23, 2018)

Young Canadian melodic metallers Borealis are returning March 23, 2018, with their fourth studio album called The Offering, via AFM Records. Check out a track from the new album below. Although Canada might not be the first country one would think of when it comes to high-class melodic metal Borealis once again prove their potential with strong melodies, tasteful instrumentations and their very own blend of modern metal riffs, classic power metal, and progressive elements. Despite being a…

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ROSS THE BOSS – By Blood Sworn (April 20, 2018)

ROSS THE BOSS – By Blood Sworn (April 20, 2018)

Guitarist Ross the Boss’ stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point, with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly the Dictators and Manowar. And yet  he continues to rock – as a member of the group DeathDealer, and also, as the leader of his own solo outfit, which has issued such stellar releases as Hailstorm, New Metal…

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