Perfect Plan to release new album in September

Sweden's Perfect 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!

Pre-order/save "Time For A Miracle" HERE: https://orcd.co/timeformiracle T-shirt bundles are available on the U.S. store.

Vocalist 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..."

Of 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 video."

Sometimes 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.

Now 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.

The 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.

Perfect Plan are now ready to capitalize on the acclaim of their debut and become one of your new favorite melodic rock bands!

Tracklisting:
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

Line-up:
Kent Hilli - Lead vocals
Rolf Nordström - Guitar
Leif Ehlin - Keyboards
Fredrik Forsberg - Drums
Mats Byström - Bass

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Stryper to release new album in September on Frontiers Music Srl

Once 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



Filled 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.



“We’re 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.”



Sweet, 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.



“It 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.”



Standout tracks include “Blood From Above,” “Make Love Great Again,” “Do Unto Others,” “How to Fly,” “Divider,” and the heart-stirring ballad, “This I Pray.”



“The music and lyrics are rock-solid,” says Sweet. “God really blessed this one and hopefully it will bless everyone who hears it as well.”



Stryper 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.


Today, 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.



For more information, visit www.stryper.com.

 

Pre-order “Even the Devil Believes”: https://orcd.co/stryper

Track Listing for “Even the Devil Believes”

1. Blood From Above

2. Make Love Great Again

3. Let Him In

4. Do Unto Others

5. Even The Devil Believes

6. How To Fly

7. Divider

8. This I Pray

9. Invitation Only

10. For God & Rock & Roll

11.Middle Finger Messiah

Tygers of Pan Tang require a guitarist

Big shoes to fill here folks, but we know that you are out there somewhere.


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.


Your clips should be sent to: enquiries@tygersofpantang.com

Michael Grant & The Assassins to release debut album this July

Michael 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

Michael 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 anthemic.

 

Of 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."

 

On 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 this."

 

In 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.

 

Keep your ears open for one of the most fresh and inspired new acts you will hear in hard rock music this year!

 

ALWAYS THE VILLAIN Tracklisting:


1. Barrel Of A Gun
2. Always The Villian
3. Killing Me Slowly
4. Nightmares
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
11. Secrets

 

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Frontiers Music Srl announce singing of Sonic Haven

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Germany's Sonic Haven, a new band conceived and fronted by vocalist Herbie Langhans, one of the most gifted metal singers of the scene. His voice has gained him international recognition, both as a studio singer and as a member of the bands Avantasia, VOODOO CIRCLE, Sinbreed Beyond the Bridge, and recently Firewind Sonic Haven joins Frontiers Music Srl's ever expanding roster of metal bands.

Herbie 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 orchestrations.

Herbie 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!"

Get ready for a new German metal sensation coming in 2021....Sonic Haven is eager to unleash their power metal fury on the world!

To track the band's progress in the studio, follow them on Facebook and Instagram:
- https://www.facebook.com/SonicHavenofficial
- https://www.instagram.com/sonic_haven/

Health update from Frankie Banali

One 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 liver.

The prognosis was six months to live.

Today 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.  

Nonetheless 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.

Thank you for everything you do for me which is everything 24/7/365.

My 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.

Frankie Banali

 

 California Breed singer / guitarist Andrew Watt tells of his battle with COVID-19

Wishing Andrew Watt well as he recovers from COVID-19! 

PLEASE check this link for Andrew's statement: https://www.instagram.com/p/B91WLdxHWy6/

 

Frontiers Music Srl announce changes to release schedule

Hello all,

It 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.

 

We 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.

 

Please see below for a list of all release date changes.

 

All pre-orders for these releases are still active. Links below for those who would like to pre-order physical product and/or stream singles.

 

If 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 date.

 

Both our U.S. and EU webstores are still open and receiving and shipping orders. Check them out HERE: http://radi.al/FrontiersMusic

 

And 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For a few days, you may very well still see the old release dates on various retail sites. This will eventually be corrected.

 

Whether 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.

 

On 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.

 

Stay safe,

 

Team Frontiers

 

Previously: April 10, 2020
NOW: May 22, 2020

- Dennis DeYoung - “26 East, Vol. 1” https://orcd.co/ddy26east_vol1
- FM - “Synchronized” https://orcd.co/synchronized- Her Chariot Awaits (feat. Mike Orlando & Ailyn)
- “Her Chariot Awaits” https://orcd.co/herchariotawaits
- One Desire - “Midnight Empire” https://orcd.co/od_midnightempire
- Pretty Maids - “Maid In Japan - Future World Live 30th Anniversary” https://orcd.co/maidinjapan

 

Previously: May 8, 2020
NOW: June 12 2020
- Blue Öyster Cult - “iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012” https://orcd.co/boc_iheart2012
- Blue Öyster Cult - “Curse Of The Hidden Mirror” (ex- N.A. & S.A.)
- Electric Mob - “Discharge” https://orcd.co/electricmob
- House Of Lords - “New World - New Eyes” https://orcd.co/newworldneweyes
- Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall - “We Are The Night” https://orcd.co/wearethenight
- Paralydium - “Worlds Beyond” https://orcd.co/worldsbeyond
- Smackbound - “20/20” https://orcd.co/smackbound2020
- Vega - “Grit Your Teeth” https://orcd.co/grityourteeth

 

Rescheduled dates for some Steamhammer bands ...

Here are already some rescheduled live dates from our Steamhammer bands:


MAGNUM on tour with Gotthard
11.01.21 DE-Cologne - Carlswerk
12.01.21 DE-Singen - Stadthalle
14.01.21 DE-Regensburg - Airport Obertraubling
15.01.21 DE-Fürth - Stadthalle
16.01.21 DE-Munich - Tonhalle
18.01.21 DE-Frankfurt - Batschkapp
19.01.21 DE-Saarbrücken - Garage
21.01.21 DE-Berlin - Tempodrom
21.01.21 DE-Bremen - Pier 2
23.01.21 DE-Balingen - Volksbankmesse
28.04.21 DE-Singen - Stadthalle
25.01.21 DE-Hamburg - Große Freiheit 36
26.01.21 DE-Hannover - Capitol


Freedom Call Official
26.02.21 DE-Regensburg - Airport Eventhall
27.02.21 DE-Siegburg - Kubana
28.02.21 DE-Hannover - Musikzentrum


The UNITY
28.08.20 DE-Nordenham - Jahnhalle
29.08.20 DE-Nordenham - Jahnhalle (sold out)


Cryptex
09.10.20 DE-Braunschweig - KuFa-Haus


More new dates will be posted as soon as we got these!!!

Pretty Maids to release 30th Anniversary album this May

Pretty 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

 

The 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

 

Tracklisting:
1. FW30 (Intro)
2. Future World
3. We Came To Rock
4. Love Games
5. Yellow Rain
6. Loud ´N´ Proud
7. Rodeo
8. Needles In The Dark
9. Eye Of The Storm
10. Long Way To Go
11. Mother Of All Lies
12. Kingmaker
13. Bull’s Eye
14. Little Drops Of Heaven
15. Sin-Decade

 

Bonus on DVD and Blu-ray:

 

- The videos:
Little Drops Of Heaven
Mother Of All Lies
Nuclear Boomerang
My Soul To Take
A Heart Without A Home
Kingmaker
Face The World
Bull’s Eye
Last Beauty On Earth
Serpentine
Will You Still Kiss Me (When I See You In Heaven)
- Balingen Documentary
- Japan Documentary
- Interviews with Ronnie Atkins, Ken Hammer, Chris Laney, Rene Shades

 

Line-up:

Ronnie 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

Title track is available now. Listen HERE: https://youtu.be/0pyIsFgU_eU or on your favorite streaming service HERE: https://orcd.co/grityourteeth You can also pre-order a physical copy at the same link. Who's looking forward to new music from these melodic rock kings?

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

 

British 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 and www.vegaofficial.co.uk. The first single “Grit Your Teeth” will be released Friday March 20th and will available digitally from Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify.

 

Buckle 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.

 

Says 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.”

 

“Nick’s 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.”

 

“The band agreed on making a more modern sounding and edgy record," reflects VEGA’s drummer, Martin Hutchinson. "I think we definitely achieved that.”

 

“I think it’s our best album yet,” adds guitarist Mikey Kew.

 

If 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.

 

VEGA’s 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.

 

VEGA 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 with power.

 

“Joe 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.

 

Says VEGA’s bass player, Tom Martin - “This is stadium rock for 2020.”

 

LINE-UP:
Nick Workman (Vocals)
Martin Hutchison (Drums)
Marcus Thurston (Guitar)
Michael Kew (Guitar)
Tom Martin (Bass)
James Martin (Keyboards)

 

TRACKLISTING:
1. Blind
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

 

Produced by Joe and Sam Graves and VEGA
Recorded at Innersound Audio Recording Studio
Mixed by Joe Graves
Mastered by Joe Graves