Thursday, April 26, 2018

Italian Heavy Metal band CRYING STEEL teams up with singer Tony Mills (ex SHY, ex TNT); new album “Stay Steel” to be released on PRIDE & JOY MUSIC on June 15, 2018!

Crying Steel were founded in Bologna in 1982 from the ashes of the Hard Rock group Wurdalak. The founding members were Alberto Simonini (guitar) and Angelo Franchini (bass), who were joined by Luke Bonzagni (vocals) and in 1983, and after various line-up changes, by Luca Ferri (drums) and Franco Grandchildren (guitar). After a couple of demos, the Italians released their debut EP “Crying Steel” in 1985.

During the next two years the group intensified their live activities throughout Italy including a performance at Heavy Metal Festival in Bologna in June 1986 with Motörhead and Twisted Sister. After more demo and promo releases, the debut LP “On The Prowl” came out in 1987. This was a revolutionary album - at least for the Italian New Wave of Heavy Metal (NWOIHM), as it was the first to be also released on CD. In September 1988 the line-up changed again. Simonini and Bonzagni left Crying Steel  and were replaced by Michele Vanni and Lisa Bisognin. In March of 1990 Michele Vanni also left when Francesco Di Nicola joined the group. In the same year, the band performed some gigs in Russia with Massimiliano Merlini as new singer in the line-up. 

Kickstarter Ritual has signed a deal with Atomic Stuff Promotion for the promotion of their debut album “Ready To Take A Ride”.

Kickstarter Ritual has signed a deal with Atomic Stuff Promotion for the promotion of their debut album “Ready To Take A Ride”. Kickstarter Ritual is a stoner-influenced rock’n’roll band. The power trio led by a drummer/singer has a unique style: a balanced rough mix of blues, leather, stoner rock, long hair, punk and heavy metal played at high speed. Recorded back in May 2017 and released in digital format at the end of October of the same year, the album was neither promoted nor distributed in physical format until April 2018.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lions Pride Music feels proud to present the second single from Rain Or Shine "Believe (Acoustic Video)"

Lions Pride Music feels proud to present the second single from Rain Or Shine "Believe (Acoustic Video)" taken from their debut album "Seize The Night" available only on CD as a bonus track to be released on 27 April 2018 via Lions Pride Music!

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Monday, April 23, 2018

REVIEW : JK Northrup & David Cagle --- That's Gonna Leave A Mark (2018, MelodicRock Records)

This new project by MelodicRock Records shows the collaboration between JK Northrup (King Kobra) and singer David Cagle who is well-known for his work with Liberty & Justice. This new opus is sensational for each and everyone who loves the melodic hard rock/AOR sound. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018


GUS G needs no introduction, that's for sure! This guitar virtuoso is well-known as the lead axeman for the legendary OZZY and , also, for the melodic metal act of FIREWIND. Nowadays, GUS G is releasing his brand new opus with the title "Fearless" through AFM Records. For this release Gus collaborates with Pink Cream 69's mastermind Dennis Ward and drummer Will Hunt of Evanescence. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

REVIEW : CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD – Struck By Lightning (2018, MelodicRock Records)

Captain Black Beard is a Swedish rock band that was formed back in 2009. Their self-titled debut album was named one of the "Albums Of The Year" by legendary journalist Geoff Barton of Classic Rock. For me, that record was one my biggest and pleasant surprises back then and it's on a regular basis in my cd player. 

Lipz: first official single and more details about debut album “Scaryman”

Street Symphonies Records Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release of "Scaryman", first single taken from the S/T new album of Swedish glam/sleaze rockers Lipz.

                               “Scaryman” video:

Captain Black Beard releasing new album- Struck By Lightening

Swedish rockers Captain Black Beard have signed with Melodic Rock Records for the release of their new studio album ‘Struck By Lightning’, coming worldwide April 25.

 The new album sees a switch in musical direction for the band, unleashing a wave of powerful new anthemic, pure melodic rock songs.

Monument release video for "William Kidd"

Today, NWOBHM band MONUMENT release the video for "William Kidd", the second single from their upcoming album "Hellhound".
The video for "William Kidd" comes one week prior to the singles release date on 27.04.
"William Kidd" is a song that tells the tale of the infamous privateer of the same name and finds the band in incredible form giving some of their best performances yet on record.

Produced and mixed by Tony Newton (IRON MAIDEN - Book Of Souls Live Chapter) and mastered by Ade Emsey (IRON MAIDEN) at Table of Tone Mastering, the track offers four and a half minutes of blistering, TRUE British heavy metal in the vein of what has so far made MONUMENT a sensation with fans across the world looking for the next great band to come out of the United Kingdom.
Monument pay their respects to RAINBOW, covering the track "Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll" as the B Side of the 7" Vinyl.

Click this link to watch "William Kidd":

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

REVIEW : VEGA --- Only Human (Frontiers Music s.r.l., May 2018)

I just love this band! In my humble opinion, these U.K melodic rockers are one of the best bands from England over the last decade!! They achieve to combine perfectly the old-school of melodic hard rock with a more fresh and modern approach that makes each and every single album to flow into perfection.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

REVIEW : 17 Crash --- Hit The Prey (April 2018, Volcano Records)

The story of this sleaze hard rock band started back in 2011 in Italy. 17 Crash is a band that is heavenly influenced by the late 80's U.S. sleaze melodic hard rock scene and their aim is to bring back this sound big and loud. The debut, "Reading Your Dirty Minds", was released in 2015 through Demon Doll Records and left a promise for bigger things in the near future.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

BULLETS AND OCTANE Release 'Waking Up Dead' Single

US hard rock band, BULLETS AND OCTANE, have released a new single for 'Waking Up Dead', the title track of their new album ‘Waking Up Dead‘, due out on May 25th worldwide via Bad MoFo Records/Cargo Records UK. The new single is available on all digital platforms: Spotify, iTunes and more. A promo video teaser can be viewed here: