Wednesday, January 18, 2017

REVIEW : Ann My Guard -- Ourania (2017)

Ann My Guard is a female heavy rock band that was formed in 2007 by bassist-singer Eszter Anna Baumann-Toth. Since it's creation, the band has already released 2 EP's and a full-length record, "Innocence Descent", and they all received a positive feedback from fans and press.

Monday, January 16, 2017

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of Frode Hovd’s ALDARIA for the release of their Metal Opera concept album “Land Of Light”! The release of this record is scheduled for March 24th, 2017!

“Land Of Light” is the highly anticipated debut release by the new all-star metal opera ALDARIA! The album contains 11 epic tracks in the vein of old Helloween & Avantasia, with fast-paced hymns to beautiful ballads.

The band is masterminded by guitarist Frode Hovd from the Norwegian metal group MEMORIZED DREAMS who was joined by a host of world known guests from the metal community including Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, voc), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V, voc), Rick Altzi (Masterplan, voc), Mathias Blad (Falconer, voc), Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland, voc), Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer, guit.), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, guit.), Mike LePond, (Symphony X, bass), Uli Kusch (ex Helloween, dr.), Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins, synths) and Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project, keys). The album has been in production for over two years.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

REVIEW : DANGER ANGEL --All The King's Horses (2016)

The Greek melodic hard rock/metal band of Danger Angel was originally formed back in 2006 and since then it has released two solid records ("Danger Angel", "Revolutia") and last year it came back with the excellent "All The King's Horses".

Friday, January 13, 2017

REVIEW : GOTTHARD -- Silver (2017)

Swiss legendary hard rock band of Gotthard celebrates its 25th anniversary with a brand new album titled "Silver". Gotthard is a band that stood the test of time, no doubt 'bout that! Even the time that their original shouter, Steve Lee, passed away, the band took the decision to move on. And after almost 6 years since this tragic lose of Lee, I believe that it was a wise decision for Gotthard to move on.

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the hotly anticipated fifth studio album from ECLIPSE, “Monumentum” on March 24, 2017.

 Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the hotly anticipated fifth studio album from ECLIPSE, “Monumentum” on March 24, 2017.

Pre-orders of "Momentum" and/or streams of the first single, "Vertigo" are available here:
- Amazon:
- iTunes:
 - Google Play:
- Spotify:
Two years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album around the globe, Eclipse (Sweden) have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America, and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse's debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Finnish rockers ONE DESIRE on March 24th.

One Desire was started in 2012 by drummer Ossi Sivula. A couple of years were spent writing songs and making demos with different musicians and friends with an aim to create music that could change the world. Various musicians came and went along the way, but in 2014 things started to click when they met Jimmy Westerlund (Negative, Sturm und Drang, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Pitbull, etc.), who has several platinum and gold albums to his credit as a producer, guitarist, and songwriter. He had just moved back to Finland after a stint in Los Angeles and the band hired him to produce some songs.
After recording three songs with a new musical direction, they managed to attract the attention of Serafino Perugino, owner and head of A&R at Frontiers Music Srl, but, at this point the band needed a great singer. After trying out some different options, Jimmy suggested his long time friend Andre Linman from the band Sturm und Drang (who had sold over 100,000 records and gone platinum and 2x gold in Finland) who had recently decided to go on hiatus. 

REVIEW : JETT BLAKK -- Rock Revolution (2016)

Better late than never; this phrase fits perfectly in my case with this album! For a reason that I don't know, Jett Blakk's album was not reviewed last year in Heavy Paradise, and to be honest with you, this album could have ended up high in my last year's top lists. These U.S. melodic hard rockers are delivering the goods with "Rock Revolution", no doubt 'bout that!

REVIEW : Jimi Anderson Group -- Longtime Comin' (2017)

Jimi Anderson is a musician that was raised up with bands such as Whitesnake, DIO, Rush and Deep Purple and with his new album, "Longtime Comin'", he honors his longtime heroes. In his music career, Anderson played in numerous live gigs, sang in several tribute bands and nowadays the time has come to release his own music under the name of Jimi Anderson Group.

LANCER - post first track-by-track trailer; kick off European tour tomorrow!

The wait is almost over, LANCER's label debut, »Mastery«, will be released on Friday through Nuclear Blast Records. To give their fans another taster of what to expect from this upcoming studio album, the band has launched the first track-by-track trailer today. Click here to learn more about the first five songs of »Mastery«:

PALLBEARER - announce European tour dates for April!

Fervent Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER are incredibly pleased to announce that they will be gracing our UK and European stages in April 2017, for 16 show dates.

Kicking off at the Botanique, Brussels - this run will take PALLBEARER across Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the UK before concluding at distinguished Tilburg, Netherlands based underground music festival Roadburn. The 2017 edition of the festival has been part-curated by renowned musician and artist John Baizley (BARONESS), who personally hand-picked PALLBEARER for the illustrious event.

PALLBEARER commented on the tour news:
"As always, we are completely thrilled to venture beyond our own dystopian shores. Europe and the UK have always been a killer experience for us and our return could not come at a more crucial time."

The dates read as follows:

05.04.  B          Brussels - Botanique
06.04.  UK       London - The Underworld
08.04.  UK       Bristol - Thekla
09.04.  UK       Manchester - Ruby Lounge
11.04.  D         Hamburg - Hafenklang
12.04.  S          Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
13.04.  S          Stockholm - Kraken Sthlm
14.04.  DK       Aarhus - Atlas
15.04.  DK       Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
16.04.  D         Hanover - Café Glocksee
18.04.  D         Cologne - Underground
19.04.  D         Berlin - Musik & Frieden
20.04.  D         Leipzig - Doom Over Leipzig
21.04.  CH       Zurich - Rote Fabrik
22.04.  D         Karlsruhe - Dude Fest
23.04.  NL        Tilburg - Roadburn

More PALLBEARER dates:

24.02.  USA     Austin, TX - Barracuda

22.03.  USA     Little Rock, AR - Rev Room
23.03.  USA     Nashville, TN - The End
25.03.  USA     Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
28.03.  USA     Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
29.03.  USA     Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
30.03.  USA     Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter
31.03.  USA     Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall

Last week PALLBEARER announced that their highly anticipated third record »Heartless« will be released on 24th March 2017! »Heartless« will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and via Profound Lore in North America.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

REVIEW : Ghost Avenue / Impact (2017)

The Norwegian hard rock/melodic metal band of Ghost Avenue strikes back this year with its brand new opus with the title "Impact". As in their previous records, the same here, Ghost Avenue continue to deliver their solid melodic metal/hard rock stuff with the same passion.