JOHAN KIHLBERG’S IMPERA – Age of Discovery (Album Review)

JOHAN KIHLBERG’S IMPERA – Age of Discovery (Album Review)

OK, to be honest, I’m a bit confused here. The band Impera issued three great melodic rock albums, 2012’s Legacy of Life, 2013’s Pieces of Eden and 2015’s Empire of Sin. Now we see drummer Johan Kihlberg‘s name attached above the Impera font for the forthcoming Age of Discovery. Due out February 23, 2018, thanks to AOR Heaven, this is not just a rebranding of Impera. The press release bills it as Johan Kihlberg‘s debut…

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BLOOD RED SAINTS – Love Hate Conspiracies (Album Review)

BLOOD RED SAINTS – Love Hate Conspiracies (Album Review)

Blood Red Saints formed in 2014 in the UK with a couple members from In Faith, singer Pete Godfrey, and drummer Pete Newdeck. Together with former Angels or Kings bassist Rob Naylor and guitarist Lee Revill, they released their debut album that same year. For Love Hate Conspiracies, their second LP, Newdeck was replaced by Adam Chemney, and Neil Hibbs was brought in to add another, more crunchy sounding guitar. The music is still in…

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BLOOD RED SAINTS – Love Hate Conspiracies (January 26, 2018)

BLOOD RED SAINTS – Love Hate Conspiracies (January 26, 2018)

Following on from their critically acclaimed 2015 independent debut album Speedway Blood Red Saints make a welcome return with a brand new selection of top-class hard rock. Love Hate Conspiracies sees the band make a progression in a more focused direction. Pete Godfrey (vocals) tells us more. “The Speedway album was a great debut for us no doubt about that but this new album is a massive step forward. We’ve really found our own sound and…

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DANTE FOX – Six String Revolver (Album Review)

DANTE FOX – Six String Revolver (Album Review)

Shropshire’s finest Dante Fox follow up their stunning 2016 album Breathless with a re-recording of ten favorite tracks taken from the UK band’s first two releases. Entitled Six String Revolver the tracks come from Under Suspicion (1996) and The Fire Within (1999) with five songs being taken from each. Six String Revolver is released on AOR Heaven on November 24, 2017, and does indeed deliver AOR heaven, in spades. The band, as always, are driven by Sue…

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BULLETRAIN – What You Fear The Most (Album Review)

BULLETRAIN – What You Fear The Most (Album Review)

Bulletrain was founded back in 2006 by guitarist Mattias Persson and drummer Jonas Tillheden in the suburbs of Helsingborg, Sweden. They have 2 EP records and a full-length album under their belts and their latest effort, What You Fear The Most, will tick many boxes for fans of straight up heavy rock, sleaze, AOR, metal, and, (this will please The Meister) they love a good ballad. Completing the band are Robin Bengsston on rhythm guitar,…

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WHITE WIDDOW – Silhouette (Album Review)

WHITE WIDDOW – Silhouette (Album Review)

When it comes to Australian rock the emphasis is often, usually always, on hard rock. AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, and Airbourne immediately spring to mind. However, White Widdow, from Melbourne, have been releasing quality AOR for over 6 years and this latest effort, Silhouette, is no different. Out on AOR Heaven (UK/Europe) and Third Verse (USA/Australia), this album has all the hallmarks we look for in top ranking AOR. Keyboard-driven, catchy tunes, the odd guitar solo,…

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WHITE WIDDOW – Silhouette (December 2, 2016)

WHITE WIDDOW – Silhouette (December 2, 2016)

White Widdow is excited to announce the release details and cover art for their upcoming fourth album Silhouette. The new album will be released on December 2, once again on the AOR Heaven label and features a song contribution from Jona Tee, keyboardist, and songwriter from the Swedish hard rock band H.E.A.T. Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and centered around the Millis brothers Jules (Vocals) & Xavier (Keyboards) with guitar virtuoso Enzo Almanzi. Raised on a healthy…

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DANTE FOX – Breathless (Album Review)

DANTE FOX – Breathless (Album Review)

Dante Fox may be a band from the UK but they definitely give the top US AOR acts a run for their money. Breathless, Dante Fox’s fourth album is a stone cold belter from start to finish. Vocalist Sue Willetts-Manford formed the band in September 1989 and it is around her that the band is built. Willetts-Manford has the most amazing voice which has the power to both break down walls but to also break hearts; it…

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DANTE FOX – Breathless (Sept 2, 2016)

DANTE FOX – Breathless (Sept 2, 2016)

Dante Fox were formed in September 1989 by lead vocalist Sue Willetts. She was quickly joined by guitarist Tim Manford and this created a golden partnership. On the strength of their songs Dante Fox caught the interest of Linda Bruce from Rich Bitch Studios and a debut album was now a reality. In October 1996 the debut, Under Suspicion, was released. The second album, The Fire Within, was released on Frontiers Records in March 1999. The band…

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The Electric Messengers Want Us To Walk In The Starlight!

The Electric Messengers Want Us To Walk In The Starlight!

The debut album came out in 1983 and their biggest hit was a Christmas song. In the 80´s they toured with AC/DC, Nazareth and a couple of other huge bands and they worked with famous producer Max Norman. They started out as a heavily NWOBHM influenced band and slowly became more melodic. They were branded as one of the prime contenders to Europe in the late 1980´s. The band was defunct for ten years but in…

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