Line-up:

Jeff Pilson - bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio - keyboards
James Martin - keyboards
Tom Martin - guitar
Andrea Seveso - guitar
Aldo Lonobile - guitar
Michele Sanna - drums

Singers (in order of appearance):


James Christian (House Of Lords)
Ronnie Romero (Lords Of Black)
Gary Hughes (TEN)
Renan Zonta (Electric Mob)
Adrienne Cowan (Seven Spires)
Dino Jelusick (Animal Drive)
Ailyn (Her Chariot Awaits)
Ross Jennings (Novena)
Caterina Nix (Chaos Magic)
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever)
Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons)
Toby Hitchcock (Pride Of Lions)
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth)
Sergio Mazul (Semblant)
Kent Hilli (Perfect Plan)
Nick Workman (VEGA)
Robin McAuley (Black Swan)
Margarita Monet (Edge Of Paradise)
Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas)
Mizuho Lin (Semblant)
Lars Safsund (Work Of Art, Lionville)
Issa
Mariangela Demurtas (Ardours)
Nathan James (Inglorious)
Dan Rossall (Passion)
Johnny Gioeli (Hardline)
Mark Basile (DGM)
Alessio Garavello (A New Tomorrow)
Nasson (Chaos Magic, Sinner's Blood)
Robin Beck
Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite)
Claudia Layline (Eternal Idol)

 

Guitarists:


Mario Percudani (Hardline)
Alessio Garavello (A New Tomorrow)
Nick Savio (Eternal Idol)
Ivan Keller (Animal Drive)
Dave Bates (Edge Of Paradise)
Tony Hernando (Lords Of Black)
Robert Sall (Work Of Art)
Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns)
John Berg (Paralydium)
Mike Orlando (Her Chariot Awaits)
Olaf Thorsen (Shining Black)
Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere)
Simone Mularoni (DGM)
Danny De La Cruz (Inglorious)
Magnus Karlsson (Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall)
Dan Rossall (Passion)
Ben Hur Auwarter (Electric Mob)

 
 
 
Ace Frehley reveals details of forthcoming album  

Ace Frehley, KISS co-founder and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, continues his reflections on a lifetime in music with the release of ‘Origins Vol. 2’, a thoughtful and exciting collection of new covers, on September 18th on Steamhammer / SPV as a DigiPak CD (plus bonus track), double gatefold 180 gram blue vinyl LP (with printed inner sleeves), download and stream.

‘Space Truckin’, the first single and video to be taken from the album, has just been released.

No stranger to cover versions throughout his entire history – having recorded, rebranded and repossessed such notable nuggets as ‘New York Groove’, ‘Do Ya’, and ‘I Wanna Go Back’ over the course of his 8 studio albums - this new compendium contains songs that have all inspired and shaped the legendry guitarist’s life jukebox. Ace comments, “I just thought about the songs that I used to play in clubs when I was doing other people's material. I went through my album collection and thought about the songs that influenced me the most. It’s a pretty well-rounded record and I think the fans will enjoy it.”

‘Origins Vol. 2’, featuring guest appearances by Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), John 5, Lita Ford and Bruce Kulick, is a well thought out, but not over-thought, album. For Ace, keeping things organic is an important part of crafting an album’s atmosphere: “I just let it happen. Things evolve when I start doing these records and I try not to plan too much ahead. I like spontaneity. It’s the same way I write guitar solos.”

Tracklisting:
1. Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin)
2. Never In My Life (Mountain)
3. Space Truckin' (Deep Purple)
4. I'm Down (The Beatles)
5. Jumpin' Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)
6. Politician (Cream)
7. Lola (The Kinks)
8. 30 Days In The Hole (Humble Pie)
9. Manic Depression (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
10. Kicks (Paul Revere & the Raiders)
11. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals)
12. She (KISS) [Bonus Track]

As the second volume focusing on his musical origins, Ace has grown since the release of  ‘Origins Vol.1’, which hit #23 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts in April 2016, becoming his 4th Top 40 and second highest charting solo album. Ace chuckles, “Since I had one covers album under my belt, the process of doing ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ was easier because I had put together a formula, picking guest stars and so-on.” The challenge for him was to put a suitable personal stamp on the material, and ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ is replete with special touches that both honour and embellish the songs.

 

RAVEN Releases New Single

Raven released a new single and lyric video for the song "Top Of The Mountain" today. The song is taken from the new studio album& "Metal City".

Metal City will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on 18th September 2020 as CD DigiPak, LP version, bundle version with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream: https://Ravenlunatics.lnk.to/MetalCity 

It’s often small things that can give powerful impetus to a musician’s creativity. In the case of USA-based metal trio featuring the English brothers (bass, vocals) and it was the unanimously positive reactions to their 2015 release "ExtermiNation", and of course the arrival of drummer Heller joined the fold in summer 2017 to replace Joe Hasselvander, who had left the band due to health issues) which has resulted in an awesome new album. 

The initial goal was just to raise the bar once more. We did a good job on "ExtermiNation" and decided we just wanted more of everything next time,” Gallagher grins, “however things changed once we got Mike on board. Attitude and tempos got revved up a lot! Mike is a ball of energy. He has a good ear and is a big fan of the early albums, especially the crazy feel. He’s kicked us into a higher gear where we feel that we can play anything and everything we write with no restrictions.”

Gallagher’s explanations ring with pure, unadulterated musical enthusiasm and passion, so curtain up for Metal City, which sees the band deliver ten songs with no holds barred.


Tracklisting - Metal City 

1. The Power 3:55

2. Top of the Mountain 3:36

3. Human Race 3:59

4. Metal City 3:27

5. Battlescarred 4:45

6. Cybertron 3:24

7. Motorheadin’ 2:42

8. Not So Easy 3:09

9. Break 3:39

10. When Worlds Collide 6:15

 

 

Perris Records to release Lastworld's new studio album this September

Perris Records and LASTWORLD announce September 18th, 2020 as the worldwide release date for the new studio album, 'Over The Edge'. This new melodic album is a great follow up to the last release "Time" on MelodicRock Records. 

 

Once again David Cagle has recorded a flawless rock vocal showcase on these songs.  Jim Shepard has also wrote songs that fit nicely alongside with his past releases, handling all instruments. 

Perris Records will be distributing the release worldwide and promoting to hundreds of radio stations, podcast and websites across the globe. 

LASTWORLD has brought back the mastering guru JK Northrup. JK has many credits to his name as a producer, engineer and musician including King Kobra, Paul Shortino, Billy Thorpe & XYZ to name a few.  

JIM has again delivered his best songs and performance to date and David once again delivering a flawless rock vocal showcase.  

Jim Shephard is an American independent multi-instrumentalist who has recorded several solo albums as well as his band Taxi, who dominated the Northwest Indiana rock scene in the 90's.  Award-winning international singer David Cagle has recorded vocals on more than 1000 songs over the past 10 years for clients all over the world, covering multiple genres of music.  Although a singer of many styles, Cagle is most known for his melodic, soulful rock voice.

 Frontiers All Stars present "Push Through"

 Kamelot Competition

We know how much everyone misses concerts, so KAMELOT is bringing the show to YOU! In celebration of their upcoming live album / BluRay, “I Am The Empire: Live At The 013” the band will be giving away some sick prizes from the road to 3 lucky fans, including a SIGNED GUITAR from ESP Guitars.



To enter, simply share a photo in your favorite Kamelot shirt with the hashtag #IAmTheEmpire - the winners will be picked at random on August 14th!



Prizes Include:
1st Place: An ESP guitar autographed by Kamelot
2nd Place: A signed drumhead and a stage banner used on the Black Halo Tour
3rd Place: A Kamelot hockey jersey
Pre-Order "I Am The Empire: Live At The 013" here: https://smarturl.it/IAmTheEmpire

 

Send your photos's to Napalm Records via their facebook page - www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

 

Welcome Sinner's Blood

Sinner's Blood are a powerful new melodic metal band from Chile featuring a soon to be household name in James Robledo on lead vocals and producer and multi-instrumentalist Nasson Singer-Producer (Chaos Magic) crafting the songs and playing guitar. Their debut album, “The Mirror Star” is a must hear for fans of epic, powerful, heavy metal. Frontiers Music Srl will release the album on October 9, 2020. Their debut single and music video, 'Kill Or Die' is out now. See it below.



Pre-order/save "The Mirror Star" HERE: https://orcd.co/sinnersblood

 

The songs on "The Mirror Star" are a mixture of all of the band’s hard rock favorites with a touch of modern vertigo. Every song Nasson wrote for this album is a different beast and with James’s voice, they are truly brought to life. With lyrics that are honest and emotional and superb production, Nasson has presented some of his most powerful songs via Sinner’s Blood.

 

James Robledo is a Chilean vocalist who has performed with several bands including Renegade (Chile) and Thabu (Argentina). Always bringing a powerful and emotional performance rooted in the vein of heavy metal singers like Ronnie James Dio, Jorn Lande, and Russell Allen, he now joins Sinner’s Blood, where he showcases the full potential of his voice.

 

Nasson is a Chilean producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. With more than 15 years of work in the metal scene collaborating with several world renowned artists, he is one of the most prolific names in the Chilean scene. His most recent collaborations with Caterina Nix on the last two Chaos Magic releases received international acclaim and showcased the breadth of his talents.

 

Rounding out the line up, is bassist Nicolás Fischer, who has been performing for years as a singer and guitarist for a variety of progressive music acts and Guillermo Pereira, a world-class drummer known in the Chilean scene for his work with extreme metal bands such as Recrucide and VPS and as a session player for various different projects.

 

Sinner’s Blood is simply the most awesome melodic metal album of 2020, revealing to the world the talents of some of the most outstanding musicians on the scene.

 

Tracklist:
1. The Mirror
2. Phoenix Rise
3. Never Again
4. Remember Me
5. The Path Of Fear
6. Forever
7. Kill Or Die
8. Never Resting Soul
9. Who I Am
10. The Hunting
11. Awakening

 

Line-up:
James Robledo - Vocals
Nasson - Guitar, vocals, keys
Nicolas Fischer - Bass, vocals
Guillermo Pereira - Drums

 

https://www.facebook.com/sinnersblood/ 
https://www.instagram.com/sinners.blood/ 

 

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

https://www.perfectplan.se/
https://www.facebook.com/perfectplansweden
https://twitter.com/Perfectplan_SWE
https://www.instagram.com/perfect_plan_official/


 

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