Plan have announced the release of their upcoming sophomore
album, "Time For A Miracle" on September 4, 2020. The
first single and accompanying music video, 'Better Walk Alone' is
out now. See it below!
Kent Hilli says: "We are so excited about ”Time For A
Miracle” and can’t wait to release it to the world. We think
this album really shows the band’s diversity, progress and
development since the first album. It’s definitely a huge step
forward for us in terms of production and songwriting and I think
everyone involved has done a ”personal best”. We had the
blessing to work with guys like Mårten Eriksson who mixed the
album and Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Volbeat, etc.) at
Chartmakers, who mastered the album. It’s a slightly heavier and
bluesier album with really cool guitar riffs and Rolf’s guitar
playing is out of this world on this album. But it is a diverse
album and contains a different range of songs between classic AOR,
bluesy rockers, ballads and some harder stuff...all with strong
melodies, hooks and arrangements. The album title and title track
are also very current as we are going through some hard times in
the world as we speak..."
first single 'Better Walk Alone', Hilli continues: ”'Better Walk
Alone' is a song that is very personal to me as I wrote it during
a bit of a down period in my life. It’s about coming to a dead
end in a relationship and coming to the decision that the only way
forward is to go separate ways. I think it’s a song that most of
us can relate to concerning any kind of relationship. It’s a
great ”rocker” of a song and It was great fun making the
video. Our video producer Marcus Stridsberg (Targa Production) is
amazing. He has truly captured what the song is about in the
the stars align and create a perfect balance of talent within a
group. A band like Perfect Plan is the “perfect" (pun
intended) example of that: a superb singer, a well-oiled group of
experienced players, and great songwriting talent with a knack for
unforgettable melodies and driving rhythms. Add to that the right
single released at the right time and Perfect Plan’s emergence
as immediate rising stars on the melodic rock scene is no
surprise. The song that “built” their reputation is of course
the awesome “In and Out of Love,” the first single/video that
kicked off the promotion of the band’s 2018 debut album “All
Rise,” released on Frontiers in April of that year.
the band returns with their sophomore release and, hyperbole
aside, this is a major step forward across the board. Opting for a
slightly heavier and more “in your face” sound, Perfect Plan
have matured and created an outstanding balance of melodies and
energy, with the obvious references to the sound of the classics
(think Foreigner, Survivor, The Storm, Giant, etc.) and
Scandinavian AOR with a recognizable and personal feel.
band features the extraordinary singer Kent Hilli together with
the extremely talented musicians Rolf Nordström on guitar,
Fredrik Forsberg on drums, Leif Ehlin on keyboards, and new
bassist Mats Byström.
Plan are now ready to capitalize on the acclaim of their debut and
become one of your new favorite melodic rock bands!
1. Time For A Miracle
2. Better Walk Alone
3. Heart To Stone
4. Fighting To Win
5. Everytime We Cry
6. What About Love
7. Nobody’s Fool
8. Living On The Run
9. Just One Wish
10. Don't Blame It On Love Again
11. Give A Little Lovin’
12. Don’t Leave Me Here Alone
Kent Hilli - Lead vocals
Rolf Nordström - Guitar
Leif Ehlin - Keyboards
Fredrik Forsberg - Drums
Mats Byström - Bass
release new album in September on Frontiers Music Srl
again proving their lasting durability, iconic rock band Stryper returns
September 4th with their 13th studio album, "Even the Devil
Believes" (Frontiers Music Srl). Earlier today, the band announced
the album's first single, “Blood From Above.” Watch the official
lyric video: https://youtu.be/1DkLHDWGkV0
with the band’s signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and positive
themes, the 11-track project is Stryper’s first studio album with
Perry Richardson (Firehouse) on bass and background vocals.
incredibly happy to write a new chapter in the book of Stryper,” says
vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet, who has served as the band’s primary
songwriter since its inception in 1983. “This album was recorded
during the pandemic, and I believe the message pertains to the times we
are living in so perfectly. It’s a recording of hope and inspiration
and a light in the darkest of times.”
who also produced the new album, revealed that the band members
delivered focused determination, a collaborative spirit and spot-on
execution for the new record. The result is a collection of remarkable
songs that will leave a strong impact on listeners.
has an energy unlike any other album we’ve done,” he asserts. “We
even pulled a song from the past that has never been heard or released,
and by doing so we brought a little bit of 1989 back into the mix.”
tracks include “Blood From Above,” “Make Love Great Again,”
“Do Unto Others,” “How to Fly,” “Divider,” and the
heart-stirring ballad, “This I Pray.”
music and lyrics are rock-solid,” says Sweet. “God really blessed
this one and hopefully it will bless everyone who hears it as well.”
is renowned for its distinctive brand of “heavenly metal,”
extraordinary crossover success and venerable endurance. The group
ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits like
“Calling on You,” “Honestly,” and “Always There for You,”
and has maintained a global fanbase ever since. Stryper is the first
band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their
hits “Free” and “Honestly.” To date, the Dove Award-winning and
GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
some 35+ years after emerging from the southern California nightclub
scene, the foursome continues to record, tour and perform for loyal fans
around the world. Comprised of original members Michael Sweet (lead
vocals, guitar), Robert Sweet (drums), and Oz Fox (guitar), plus the
addition of seasoned bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse),
the group finds itself creating their finest, most powerful music yet.
shoes to fill here folks, but we know that you are out there
You need to be able to commit to around 30 shows a year including
dates across the globe. Rehearsals for those shows take place in the
UK so that needs to be a consideration. When the time comes you will
be expected to contribute towards the band’s next album.
Send a video clip of yourself playing ‘Hellbound’ and ‘Don’t
Stop By’, both from the Spellbound album. You could simply play
along with the track or construct your own version, it doesn’t
matter which, but pay particular attention to the lead breaks.
Grant & The Assassins to release debut album this July
Grant & The Assassins will release their debut album,
"Always The Villain" on July 10, 2020! First single &
video, 'Red Light Run' is out now. Stream the
single and pre-order the album HERE: https://orcd.co/alwaysvillain
Grant & The Assassins play a diverse and exciting brand of
hard rock music incorporating elements from alternative rock and
metal, while exploring different textures, genres, and influences.
Band mastermind Michael Grant (who plays all instruments on the
album) creates a sound that is intense, heavily melodic, and
the making of the album, Grant says, "It took well over a
year to record “Always The Villain”. There was such a massive
learning curve in the actual recording process for me to be able
to deliver. I had to write, arrange, record, produce everything as
well as play all of the instruments myself. I believe recording
this way truly helped in bringing to fruition my full musical
vision and signature sound. I couldn’t be more happy with the
end results and I really loved recording this way."
first single and video, 'Red Light Run', Grant says it is
"about a beautiful, broken-hearted girl's backfiring tale of
revenge by way of sex, drugs and excess. Of course the song goes
even deeper than that and the video is suggestive of all of
the works since 2018, "Always The Villain" is a labor of
love for this established talent. Prior to The Assassins, Grant
was the creative driving force behind Endeverafter, a Sacramento
based alternative/hard rock band signed to Epic Records in the
early ‘00s. Handling vocals, lead guitars, and songwriting,
Grant released two albums with the band before disbanding them in
2012. Grant then served as touring guitarist for LA Guns for five
years and also recorded one album with the band. Prince, Smashing
Pumpkins, The Cure, Guns 'N Roses, David Bowie, Tom Petty, and In
Flames are all influences on Grant and informed the sound of
"Always The Villain". Grant is now focused full-time on
The Assassins, who have already played shows in the US, including
a performance on the Monsters of Rock Cruise 2019. The band plans
to get out and play shows again, once we’ve all returned to a
sense of normalcy, of course.
your ears open for one of the most fresh and inspired new acts you
will hear in hard rock music this year!
THE VILLAIN Tracklisting:
1. Barrel Of A Gun
2. Always The Villian
3. Killing Me Slowly
5. Red Light Run
6. Anthem Of Us
7. Break Me With U
8. Death Of Me
9. Runaway (Can You Stand The Rain)
10. Gimme Salvation
has put together a really outstanding lineup of talent including
André Hilgers (BONFIRE, RAGE, SILENT FORCE) on drums, Carsten
Stepanowicz (RADIANT) on guitars, and Dominik Stotzem (BEYOND THE
BRIDGE) on bass. Their debut album is currently being recorded and
produced by Herbie himself with none other than Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA,
KAMELOT, BEYOND THE BLACK, SASCHA PAETH'S MASTERS OF CEREMONY,
etc.) handling mixing and with Miro adding his special touch on
says, "I am happy to announce that I am back with a new Metal
Band called "SONIC HAVEN". For the last few years, a lot
of fans have asked me if I will do something again in the style of
German melodic power metal. The answer is YES and here we are with
a great line-up and an amazing album in the works. Can't wait to
release it, and especially to hear what you think about it! With
the support of Frontiers Records we hope to create something
big...now we need your support to METAL ON with us!"
ready for a new German metal sensation coming in 2021....Sonic
Haven is eager to unleash their power metal fury on the world!
year ago today on April 17th 2019 while at the emergency room I
was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer that had spread to my
prognosis was six months to live.
marks the one year
anniversary. I have guarded optimism for the future while
understanding that for this deadly cancer, the survival rate is
only 10%. For 1 to 5 years.
I am very grateful to be alive. Without my wife Regina
Banali I wouldn't have made it this far.
This is not an exaggeration, but rather the truth.
you for everything you do for me which is everything 24/7/365.
thanks to my multitude of doctors and nurses,
both at Kaiser & private clinics. Last but certainly not
least, to all of you for your messages of love & prayers which
means the world to me. Believe me when I say this journey
has not been easy, together let's see where this road leads to.
California Breed singer / guitarist Andrew Watt tells of his
battle with COVID-19
Andrew Watt well as he recovers from COVID-19!
Srl announce changes to release schedule
is with great disappointment that we have to announce some changes
to our upcoming release schedule. Due to the coronavirus pandemic
and the impact it has caused on multiple facets of our industry,
including how physical retail is able to operate, this was a choice
we were simply forced to make.
understand this is going to be upsetting to many of you, but we
kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we wade through
uncharted waters here. There is no playbook for this type of
situation, which is extremely fluid, and we are making the best of
it that we can.
see below for a list of all release date changes.
pre-orders for these releases are still active. Links below for
those who would like to pre-order physical product and/or stream
you placed a pre-order for any of these titles, then it is still
100% valid. You'll simply be receiving the order on the new street
don't forget that while many of your local independent record stores
are closed to foot traffic, they are still taking orders online and
many are doing pick-up orders and deliveries! Find your local
independent record store HERE: https://recordstoreday.com/
These small businesses can really use your help in these difficult
times, so please support them where you can.
NOTE: For a few days, you may very well still see the old release
dates on various retail sites. This will eventually be corrected.
you pre-order physical product, stream a single on Spotify, Apple
Music, Deezer, or Amazon Music, watch a video on YouTube, or share
one of our social media posts with your friends, we appreciate any
and all support you can give our artists, the label, and retail
partners during this unprecedented time.
a happier note, we can promise that we will continue to bring you
new music to listen to in the comfort of your own home in the coming
weeks and months. As always, THANK YOU for your continued support.
More new dates will be posted as soon as we got these!!!
Pretty Maids to
release 30th Anniversary album this May
Maids “Maid In Japan - Future World Live 30th Anniversary” is
out May 22nd on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and 2xLP. For those who would like
to pre-order, you can do that here: https://orcd.co/maidinjapan
band performs their classic album FUTURE WORLD front to back plus
select hits from their catalog on this performance captured in
Japan. Full tracklisting below. Watch a performance of 'Future
World' HERE: https://youtu.be/J38MBUH1Wzs
1. FW30 (Intro)
2. Future World
3. We Came To Rock
4. Love Games
5. Yellow Rain
6. Loud ´N´ Proud
8. Needles In The Dark
9. Eye Of The Storm
10. Long Way To Go
11. Mother Of All Lies
13. Bull’s Eye
14. Little Drops Of Heaven
on DVD and Blu-ray:
Little Drops Of Heaven
Mother Of All Lies
My Soul To Take
A Heart Without A Home
Face The World
Last Beauty On Earth
Will You Still Kiss Me (When I See You In Heaven)
- Balingen Documentary
- Japan Documentary
- Interviews with Ronnie Atkins, Ken Hammer, Chris Laney, Rene
Atkins – vocals
Ken Hammer – guitars
Rene Shades – bass
Chris Laney – keyboard, guitar
Allan Sørensen - drums
Vega's new album
'Grit your teeth' is out on 12th June 2020
rock band VEGA will release their new album “Grit Your Teeth”
on Friday 12th June 2020 via Frontier Records. The album will be
available pre-order from March 20th from https://orcd.co/grityourteeth
The first single “Grit Your Teeth” will be released Friday
March 20th and will available digitally from Apple Music, Amazon
Music and Spotify.
up and hold tight, VEGA are back with the album of their career.
“Grit Your Teeth” will take you to screaming highs and gritty
lows. It’ll keep you coming back for more.
the band’s lead singer and frontman, Nick Workman, “Selfishly,
we’ve taken a few risks by recording an album, that, first and
foremost, we can be proud of. Don’t try and tag it with any
sub-genre of rock or metal, just enjoy it.”
right, says VEGA’s keyboardist, James Martin. “We set out to
do something different on this album. We wanted to stand out from
the rest of the pack.”
band agreed on making a more modern sounding and edgy
record," reflects VEGA’s drummer, Martin Hutchinson.
"I think we definitely achieved that.”
think it’s our best album yet,” adds guitarist Mikey Kew.
the last album, “Only Human”, was a commentary of what was
going on our lives. The new album is very much a reflection of
those times and the outcomes. It’s a very positive album in its
overall message, but it also has a lot of dark moments. It was
very therapeutic for the band to write and record the album.
love for love rock from the 80’s and early 90’s shines through
without rehashing it. Their inspiration comes from the 80’s and
90’s (they even have a Miami Vice drum roll), however, the album
also draws inspiration from other places, and dragged into 2020.
wrote the album from January 2019 until they started recording in
August 2019. The album was recorded in an industrial unit in York
with the Graves Brothers who have previously produced Asking
Alexandria. That is more the “metal” side of the album and was
a perfect fit for VEGA as they wanted to blend melody and hooks
and Sam Graves did a great job producing the album. They knew
exactly what the band were trying to achieve,” says Workman.
Tracking finished by September 2019. Mixing and mastering was
completed before Christmas.
VEGA’s bass player, Tom Martin - “This is stadium rock for
Nick Workman (Vocals)
Martin Hutchison (Drums)
Marcus Thurston (Guitar)
Michael Kew (Guitar)
Tom Martin (Bass)
James Martin (Keyboards)
2. (I Don’t Need) Perfection
3. Grit Your Teeth
4. Man On A Mission
5. Don’t Fool Yourself Again
6. Consequence Of Having A Heart
7. This One’s For You
8. Battles Ain’t A War
9. Save Me From Myself
10. How We Live
11. Done With Me
by Joe and Sam Graves and VEGA
Recorded at Innersound Audio Recording Studio
Mixed by Joe Graves
Mastered by Joe Graves