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Woody's Round Up Podcast (20/5/18)

posted 20 May 2018, 16:51 by Paul Woodward




Airrace - Summer Rain

Gathering Of Kings - Saviour

Diamond Black - Ghost In The Glass

City Of Thieves - Buzzed Up City

VEGA - Mess You Made

GIG - Peddler Pete

Marita - Horror High

Praying Mantis - Time Can Heal

Jizzy Pearl - House of Sin

Doomsday Outlaw - Days Since I Saw The Sun

Jason Aldean - I'll Wait For You 3

My Indigo - Someone Like You

Ash - Confessions in The Pool

Angel - Feelin' Right

Reef - Precious Metal

Christina Martin - Keep Me Calm

Lee Aaron - Mercy

Riot V - Heart Of a Lion

Kacey Musgraves - Butterflies

Kelsea Ballerini - Get Over Yourself

The New Roses - Dancin On A razor Blade

Angel - On and On

American Tears - Hardcore

James Christain - Heaven Is A Place In Hell

Demon - The Spell

Fireblast - Daydreaming

Angel Heart - Burning Desire

Magical Heart - Magic

Stormwitch - Bound to the Witch

Crying Steel - Raise Your Hell

Jean Beauvoir - Feel The Heat

Saffire - The Rainmaker

Melodic Times May - Melodic Rock and AOR News Round-Up

posted 13 May 2018, 13:34 by Paul Woodward


Stuff by Woody

Jizzy Pearl - 'High For An Eye' audio video

Sunstorm - 'Only The Good Will Survive' audio video

Diamond Black - 'The Ghost In The Glass' lyric video

Original Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey is going on the road playing classic Lizzy album Alive and Dangerous at select venues in the UK, including The Robin in Bilston on Saturday the 29th of September.

In shock news – Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino have announced a UK tour! The guitarist and vocalist are best known for their work with renown Seventies AOR group Angel – This show is being billed as featuring a full Angel set – so plenty for fans of that band to get excited for. The shows include a performance at The Robin in Bilston on Sunday the 14th of October.

The Senior Management are a new band featuring popular melodic rock vocalist Goran Edman. They have been signed to Melodic Rock Records and their self-titled debut album will be released on May 30th.

The Senior Management - 'A Message From You' audio video

Gathering Of Kings - 'Saviour' audio video

Vile Caliber - 'Willpower' music video

Mass will release When 2 Worlds Collide via Escape Music on May 25th. It will include the tracks ‘Just Can’t Deny’, ‘Only A Dream’, ‘Revenge Of The Maiden’ and ‘Turn It Over’.

TNT - 'Tears In My Eyes' audio video

Praying Mantis - 'Keep It Alive' audio video

Norwegian rockers TNT release their thirteenth album XIII on June 8th via Frontiers Records. It will include the tracks ‘Not feeling Anything’, ‘Where You Belong’, ‘Can’t Breathe Anymore’ and ‘Sunshine’. This is the first album to feature new vocalist Baol Bardot Bulsara.

Grand Design - 'Aim for the Heart' music video

Refuge who feature former members of Rage will release their debut album Solitary Men on June 8th through Frontiers Records. It features the tracks ‘Bleeding From Inside’, ‘Let Me Go’, ‘Hell Freezes Over’ and ‘Living On The Edge Of Time’.

Escape Music will release the second album from Jon Butcher Axis Stare At The Sun on May 25th. Original released in the mid-eighties it includes the songs ‘Dreams Fade Away’, ‘Don’t Say Goodnight’, ‘Call To Arms’ and ‘Breakout’.

Stryper - 'The Valley' music video

The Senior Management - 'I See The Light' audio video

Rust N Rage - 'Midnight Train' audio video

Lizzy Borden return with their first new album in eleven years. My Midnight Things will be released June 15th via Metal Blade Records. Tracks included will be ‘The Scar Across My Heart’, ‘A Stranger To Love’, ‘Obsessed With You’ and ‘Run Away With Me’.

Lipz - 'Scaryman' music video

Hartmann - 'Don't Want To Back Down' music video

Issa - 'Run With The Pack' music video

There was a lot of rumours surrounding Magnum’s last extensive tour, that it may be the Brummie’s live swansong. It appears that those rumours were unfounded gossip as the band have announced a small tour in late November, which includes a performance at Winterstorm Festival in Scotland and a show at The Robin in Bilston on the 28th of November.

Praying Mantis - 'Keep It Alive' music video

W.E.T - 'Kings On Thunder Road' music video

Saffire - 'Hard To Keep, Hard To Find' music video

Bare Infinity - 'The Butterfly Raiser' music video

Vince O’Regan will release his fourth solo album under the O’Regan moniker in August via Z Records. Further details will be released shortly.

Popular cult melodic rockers Guild of Ages will unleash the long awaited new album Rise on June 29th via Escape Music. It will include the tracks ‘Around The Sun’, ‘All Fall Down’, ‘Love Rules All’ and ‘I’ll Keep Burnin’’. The label plan to re-release all previous Guild of Ages and C.I.T.A albums previously release via the label, so keep your eyes peeled if you wish to complete your collection.

TNT - 'We're Gonna Make It' lyric video

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet will release his latest album Meanwhile Back at the Garage via Frontiers Records on the 13th of July. The man himself has compared it’s sound and style to Alcatrazz, the band he gathered a cult following with. Tracks included are ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’, ‘Sea Of Trees’, ‘Man on the Corner’ and ‘The Crying Chair’. The CD comes with a live DVD entitled ‘Live from Daryl’s House 2018’ this includes Bonnet classics like ‘Night Games’, ‘All Night Long’, ‘Stand In Line’ and ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’.

Graham Bonnet Band - 'Meanwhile Back at the Garage' audio video

King Company will release their new album Queen of Hearts on August 10th through Frontiers Records. It features the following tracks ‘Stars’, ‘Never Say Goodbye’, ‘King For Tonight’ and ‘Living The Dream’

King Company - 'One Day Of Your Life' lyric video

FM - 'Killed By Love' music video

Frontiers Records will release the debut album from exciting AOR newcomers Creye on October 12th. The Track list will include ‘Nothing To Lose’, ‘Never Too Late’, ‘Straight To The Top’ and ‘Love Will Never Die’.

Creye - 'Holding On' audio video

Little Ceasar - 'Time Enough For That' music video

Rick Springfield - 'The Voodoo House' music video

The reunited LA Guns featuring Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns hit the road in the UK this coming September. This includes a show at The Robin in Bilston on September 4th.

Destina release Metal Souls on the 13th of July via Frontiers Records. The supergroup is led by Japanese guitarist Nozomu Wakai and features Ronnie Romero on vocals. It features the songs ‘Rain’, ‘End Of Love’, ‘Cross The Line’ and ‘Raise Your Fist’.

Destina - 'Metal Souls' music video

It’s been a long time coming but Dutch melodic rockers Two Of A Kind return with a new album Rise which is release on the 13th of July via Frontiers Records. It includes the songs ‘Touch The Roof’, ‘Naked’, ‘Wheel of Life’ and ‘Run Girl’.

Two of a Kind - 'Naked' music video

Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders) take their acoustic show on the road again this coming Autumn. The Sonic Acoustic Attack tour comes to the Robin in Bilston on the 1st of October.

Gioeli - Castronovo - 'Through' music video

Gioeli – Castronovo see Johnny Gioeli and Deen Castronovo team up again for a new album Set The World On Fire. The pair played together on the debut Hardline album Double Eclipse back in the early nineties! The new album will include the songs ‘Fall Like an Angel’, ‘It’s All About You’, ‘Need You Now’ and ‘Walk With Me’.

Famed producer and cult AOR musician Clif Magness will release his new album Lucky Dog on the 13th of July through Frontiers Records. It will feature the songs ‘Unbroken’, ‘My Heart’, ‘Rain’ and ‘Love Needs a Heart’.

Clif Magness - 'Ain't No Way' music video

Canadian hard rockers The Wild! are touring the UK when they come to these shores to play Hard Rock Hell in November. They will be making a pit stop at The Station in Cannock on the 8th of November. That’s one you should definitely put in your gig diary’s!

April 2018 music video playlist

posted 1 May 2018, 08:10 by Paul Woodward


You can check out my April 2018 music video playlist here , It includes new music videos from Reef, W.E.T, Issa, Praying Mantis, Stryper, Lee Aaron, Sunstorm, Lordi, Airrace, Black Stone Cherry, The Brink, Bon Jovi, Kane’d and many many more!

Melodic Times April – Melodic Rock and AOR news round up

posted 16 Apr 2018, 13:34 by Paul Woodward


Stuff by Woody

Z Records have announced their latest signing Rubicon – a female fronted melodic rock act a first for the label. The label is keeping most details about this album close to their chests, but more information will be revealed when their single ‘My One and Only’ is released on the 6th of April an audio video is out now for you to sample the song.

Rubicon - 'My One and Only' audio video

Stryper - 'Sorry' music video

UK glam/metal band Indya have released an audio video for the track ‘The Final Line’. This is taken from the forthcoming album Rebel Music which will be released via Hollier Than Thou Records in the summer of 2018.

Indya - 'The Final Line' audio video

Legendary NWOBHM band Praying Mantis will return on the 11th of May with G.R.A.V.I.T.Y which will be released on Frontiers Records.

Jizzy Pearl - 'You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone' music video

Firehouse guitarist Bill Leverty has a couple of new solo songs available via his website ‘Love Is Like A Song’ and ‘Memorable’. Go check em out, these songs feature Firehouse drummer Michael Foster.

Leverty website

Christian rockers Stryper will release their new album God Damn Evil on April 20th. It will feature the tracks ‘Take It to The Cross’, ‘You Don’t Even Know Me’, ‘Sea Of Thieves’ and ‘Beautiful’.

Jizzy Pearl will release his new album All You Need Is Soul via Frontiers Records on the 11th of May. The track list includes ‘High For An Eye’, ‘House of Sin’, ‘When The Devil Comes’ and ‘You Don’t Know What It’s Like’.

Swedish hard rockers Stonelake have signed to Melodic Rock Records who will release the band’s new album Thunder and Rain on April 25th.

Stonelake - 'Thunder and Rain' audio video

Swedish melodic rockers Grand Design will release their new album Viva La Strange on April 20th.

Grand Design - 'Face It' music video

FM - 'Playing Tricks On Me' music video

The Cyberiam - 'The Fall' music video

Loverboy’s Paul Dean has released a new solo single ‘Be With You’ his first solo material since 1994. Its available through all reputable digital download stores and streaming services.

Paul Dean - 'Be With You' music video

Airbound - 'Zhaneta' lyric video

Royal Hunt - 'Fistful Of Misery' music video

Dokken - 'It's Just Another Day' music video

Michael Bormann who is currently hard at work on his latest project Jaded Hard will release his latest ‘hits’ package Rock Hard on May 5th. It includes ‘I Will Hold The Line’, ‘Anymore’, ‘Come Take Me Higher’ and ‘Live and Let Die’.

Perfect Plan - 'Gone Too Far' music video

Jaded Heart have released their latest opus Devil’s Gifts through Massacre Records. The album has been mixed and mastered by Erik Martensson of Eclipse and W.E.T fame. The album features the songs ‘Set Free’, ‘Scream Of Anger’, ‘Tears Of Our World’ and ‘Final Moment’.

AOR legends Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis and Bruce Gaitsch have formed a new supergroup GIG. Their album Brave New World is strictly limited to a 1,000 copies run and will feature the tracks ‘Private O’Toole’, ‘Waiting’, ‘All There Is’ and ‘Little Flame’. Expect an album of full on west coast and soft rock.

Appice - 'Sinister' lyric video

VEGA - 'Worth Dying For' music video

Panorama - 'The Highest Mountain' lyric video

Captain Blackbeard - 'Picture Life' audio video

Stonelake - 'Hold On To You' audio video

Hardcore Superstar have released the single ‘Electric Rider’ which can be purchased from all good digital retailers. It is taken from the Swede’s upcoming 11th album You Can’t Kill My Rock And Roll.

Issa - 'Sacrifice Me' music video

Stoneface - 'Play Their Game' audio video

A whole bunch of new Rock Candy remasters are available now, Legs Diamond S/T, A Diamond And A Hard Rock and Fire Power, Morning Star S/T and Venus, Nutz S/T and Too.

Just announced – A Trio of new breed melodic hard rock bands have announced a live show at The Robin in Bilston on December 2nd. Tickets are on sale now for The New Roses headline show with support from Departed and The Brink.

Black Country vocalist Lee Small has released his latest solo album Southern Wind exclusively through his website. It’s packaged with his two previous solo albums The Eyes of Robert Lees and Jamaica Inn and is strictly limited edition to just 200 copies with the boxset called Reflections. It also comes with access to an exclusive 15 track download album of various covers.

Swedish hard rockers Motherlode have returned as Stoneface with a new singer Andreas Novak. Their debut self-titled album will be released this April.

TNT will release their new album XIII on June 8th via Frontiers Records and it will feature the songs ‘Not Feeling Anything’, ‘Where You Belong’, ‘Can’t Breathe Anymore’ and ‘Tears In My Eyes’.

Joe Lynn Turner’s Sunstorm will release The Road To Hell on June 8th via Frontiers Records. It will include the tracks ‘My Eyes On You’, ‘State Of The Heart’, ‘Still Fighting’ and ‘On The Edge’.

Amanda Sommerville’s Trilllium will release Tectonic via Frontiers Records on June 8th. It will include the tracks ‘Stand Up’, ‘Hit Me’, ‘Fighting Fate’ and ‘Shards’.

Hard Rock Hell AOR have announced the first wave of bands set to feature at the 2019 event. It takes place between 14th and 17th of March 2019 at Hafan Y Mor, North Wales. The Thursday night headliner is Tyketto, Friday headliner is UFO and the third headliner are yet to be confirmed. Joining the line-up is Dave Bickler (Ex-Survivor), The Electric Boys, Tigertailz, Mitch Malloy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vega, Romeos Daughter, Kane’d, The Radio Sun, Bai Bang, Saints Of Sin, Psycho Kiss, New Generation Superstars, Fahran, Captain Blackbeard, Heartbreak Remedy, Void, Epic, Haxan, Sordid Lies, The Wicked Jackals, Corvus, Silent Jack, Kiss The Gun. A fistful of bands to round out the Festival will be announced soon.

The Nights - 'In The Blink Of An Eye' music video

JK Northrup & David Cagle - 'The Night Is Mine' music video

The Brink - 'Little Janie' lyric video

Perfect Plan - 'Never Surrender' audio video

TNT - 'Get Ready For Some Hard Rock' audio video

The new Hartmann album Hands On The Wheel will be released on Pride and Joy music on May 18th. It includes the tracks ‘Your Best Excuse’, ‘Simple Man’, ‘The Sky Is Falling’ and ‘Heart Of Gold’.

Melodic Rock Records have signed Finalnd’s hard rockers Rust N Rage and will release their album Tales From The Wasteland in May. It Will include the songs ‘Dancing On The Edge’, ‘Midnight Train’, ‘Lethal’ and ‘Dreamcatcher’.

Vega - 'All Over Now' audio video

Multi-National melodic metallers Eden’s Curse will be supporting Michael Schenker Fest this November. This includes a show at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on November 6th. There should be a new Curse album by then, so keep your eyes peeled for news on that too.

Lords Of Black - 'World Gone Mad' music video

Airrace - 'Summer Rain' lyric video

Stryper - 'Lost' audio video

Doomsday Outlaw - 'Bring It On Home' music video

Seventh Wonder - 'Victorious' audio video

Amanda Sommerville’s Trillium will release their latest album Tectonic via Frontiers Records on June 8th. It will include the tracks ‘Stand Up’, ‘Hit Me’, ‘Shards’ and ‘Eternal Spring’.

Trillium - 'Time To Shine' music video

City Of Thieves - 'Buzzed Up City' music video

UK Classic Rock inspired rockers City of Thieves will release their album Beast Reality on the 12th of October through Frontiers Records.

Seventh Wonder will release their new album Tiara on October 12th through Frontiers Records. It will feature the songs ‘Arrival’, ‘Against The Grain’, ‘The Truth’ and ‘By The Light Of The Funeral Pyres’.

Woody's Round Up Podcast (8/4/18)

posted 8 Apr 2018, 16:06 by Paul Woodward



Station – All You Need Is A Heartbeat

FM – Killed By Love

Earth For Sale – Life

Perfect Plan – Never Surrender

Lee Small – Children of a Lesser God

TNT – Get Ready For Some Hard Rock

The Brink – Little Janie

Lee Small – Life Hurts

Jari Tiura – Silent Moon

Bon Jovi – Walls

Lee Small – Dead Man Walking

Hartmann – Cold As Stone

The Amorettes – Whatever gets You Through The Night

Stagma – Promise Me

Glenn Hughes – The Only One

Hugo – If You’re Ever Lonely

Hush – Heaven Ain’t…

Icon – (Take Another) Shot At My Heart

Impellitteri – Stand In Line

Indica – Precious Dark

Indigo Dying – Real Life Fairytale

Intruder – Hearts On The Loose

Iron Maiden – The Trooper

Paul Janz – One Lovin Touch

Jekyll and Hyde – Last Time

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Hate Myself For Loving You

Josette – Believe In Me

Journey – After The Fall


Woodys Round Up Podcast (1/4/18)

posted 2 Apr 2018, 12:39 by Paul Woodward



Station – Never Enough

Bonfire – On The Wings Of An Angel

Burn – Jealousy

James Christian – Jesus Wept

No Hot Ashes – Over Again

Michael Learns To Rock – Everything You Need

Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In

Dokken – It’s Another Day

Sainted Sinners – Tell Me I’m Wrong

Axel Rudi Pell – Wildest Dreams

LA Guns – Never Enough (Live)

Hardcore Superstar – Electric Rider

Crystal Tears – Heart Of A Lion

Gus G – Don’t Tread On Me

Hawthorne Heights – Just Another Ghost

Hardline – Everything

Hard Rain – You’d Start A Fight

Harem Scarem – With A Little Love

Harlan Cage – Defend This Heart Of Mine

Haywire – Fire

Headpins – Just One More Time

Heart – All I Wanns Do Is Make Love To You

Don Henley – The Heart Of The Matter

HIM – Heartache Every Moment

Hinder – Heaven Sent

Honeymoon Suite – Tears On The Page

House Of Lords – I Wanna Be Loved

Gary Hughes – It Must Be Love


March 2018 music video playlist

posted 2 Apr 2018, 12:35 by Paul Woodward


Woody’s Rock Reviews March 2018 music video playlist

James Christian – Jesus Wept

Riot V – Heart Of A Lion

The Kut – Mind Games

Bonfire – Stand Or Fall

Ryan Roxie – Over and Done

Maverick – Kiss Of Fire

The Loved and Lost – Drag Me Down

Fireblast – Frozen Tears

Rusty Bonez – Nameless Heroes

Stoneface – Play Their Game

Issa – Sacrifice Me

Hawthrone Heights – Just Another Ghost

Owl City – New York City

Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In

Stonelake – Hold On To You

Captain Blackbeard – Picture Life

Panorama – The Highest Mountain

Perfect Plan – Gone Too Far

Royal Hunt – Fistful Of Misery

Airbound – Zhaneta

Paul Dean – Be With You

The Cyberiam – The Fall

Echosmith – Over My Head

Dokken – It’s Another Day

Appice – Sinister

Dead Of Night – For I Am The Music

Helen Hurd and The Mavericks – The Boss

Kim Wilde – Kandy Krush

Vega – Worth Dying For

Louise Steel – I Love You Honey (Till You Run Out Of Money)

Ian Moss – If Another Day ((Love Rewards It’s Own)

Pamela Moore – These Scars

Grand Design – Face It

Stonelake – Thunder and Rain

No Hot Ashes – Glow

Lords Of Black – Icons Of The New Days

My Indigo – Crash and Burn

FM – Playing Tricks On Me

Jizzy Pearl – You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone

Indya – The Final Line

Reverence – New Order

Stryper – Sorry

Rubicon – My One and Only

Praying Mantis – Gravity

Bonfire – Crazy Over You

Lissie – Love Blows

The Amorettes – Everything I Learned, I Learned From Rock N Roll

Captain Blackbeard – All The Pain

Shinedown – Devil

Impera – Falling

Temperance – Of Jupiter and Moons

Voices of Extreme – Unbroken

Vega – Last Man Standing

Rick Parfitt – Long Distance Love

Bullet – Ain’t Enough

Innfight – The Cross

Universe Infinity – Start Give All Your Love

Dokken – In My Dreams (Live)

Bulletboys – Apocalypto

Judas Priest – Never The Heroes

FM – Black Magic

James Christian – Craving

Woody's Round Up Podcast (25/3/18)

posted 26 Mar 2018, 12:58 by Paul Woodward


Signal Red – Emotions In Motion

W.E.T – I Don’t Wanna Play That Game

Stryper – Sorry

Reach – One Life

Salty Dog – Woman Scorned

Bulletboys – Once Upon A Time

Leverty – Memorable

Rainbow – Waiting For A Sign

Kim Wilde – Kandy Krush

Rick Parfitt – Fight For Every Heartbeat

Lissie – Crazy Girl

Stone Broken – Anyone

Marco Mendoza – Leah

Judas Priest – No Surrender

Blaze Bayley – Are You Here

Animal Drive – Tower Of Lies (I Walk Alone)

Andrew WK – Ever Again

Erin Bennet – Voice

Lords of Black – Icons Of The New Days

Jaded Heart – Tears Of Our World

Magick Touch – The Great Escape

Unity – Bad Reputation

Seeing Red – Keep The Fire Burning

Mymisses – Straight On My Way

D-Wall – Fist To The Sky

Temple Agents – Listen What I Say

Diva Demolition – Skin on Skin

Sainted Sinners – Burnin’ The Candle

Helen Hurd and The Mavericks – Breathe Again

Leatherjacks – Crocodile’s Heart

Woody's Round Up Podcast (16/3/18)

posted 26 Mar 2018, 12:55 by Paul Woodward


Vega – Last Man Standing

Bonfire – Crazy Over You

Perfect Plan – In and Out Of Love

Issa – Come Back Again

ReVertigo – Sailing Stones

Code Red – Heat Of The Night

Panorama – Heart Has Been Broken

Heartwind – Too Late For Roses

Unruly Child – Who Cries Now (Live)

Michael Thompson Band – 72 Camaro

Rubicon – My One and Only

Crosson – Broken

Leverty – Love Is A Song

Fireblast – Frozen Tears

Shiraz Lane – The Crown

Doomsday Outlaw – Over and Over

Coreleoni – Anytime Anywhere

Little Caesar – Good Times

Shakra – Something You Don’t Understand

Bullet – Fuel The Fire

Voices Of Extreme – Unbroken

Jaded Heart – Wasteland

Art Nation – Infected

Animal Drive – Devil Took My Beer Again

Rick Parfitt – Long Distance Love

Praying Mantis – Gravity

Dukes of the Orient – Time Waits For No One

Tomorrow Is Lost – We Are The Lost



Melodic Times March – Melodic Rock and AOR news round up

posted 26 Mar 2018, 12:50 by Paul Woodward


Stuff by Woody

No Hot Ashes - 'Boulders' audio video

Shiraz Lane - 'The Crown' audio video

Thundermother - 'Whatever' music video

Mark Mangold’s American Tears will release the album Hard Core through Escape Music on April 23rd. It will include the tracks ‘Fyre’, ‘Lost In Time’, ‘Lords of Light’ and ‘Deplorable’. The history of the band dates back to the mid-seventies and after several albums and line-up changes evolved into much beloved cult AOR band Touch.

Reach - 'Running on Empty' music video

Star Chase - 'Higher' audio video

Burn - 'Hate' audio video

Frontiers Records will release the debut album All Rise from Perfect Plan on April 20th. It’s preceeded by the video and single ‘In and Out of Love’ which is out right now. The tracklisting includes ‘Stone Cold Lover’, ‘Gone Too Far’, ‘Can’t Turn Back’ and ‘Heaven In Your Eyes’.

Frontiers Records are putting on an evening celebrating some UK New Breed bands from their roster. On the 26th of April at The Black Heart in Camden the New Breed Night will feature performances from Dirty Thrills, Doomsday Outlaw and The Brink.

German melodic rockers Bonfire will release their new album Temple of Lies on the 13th of April.

Bonfire - 'Crazy Over You' lyric video

Lords of Black will release their new album Icons of the New Days via Frontiers Records on May 11th. The track listing includes ‘Not In A Place Like This’, ‘When A Hero Takes A Fall’, ‘The Way I’ll Remember’ and ‘All I Have Left’.

Lords of Black - 'Icons Of the New Days' music video

No Hot Ashes - 'Glow' audio video

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet is back on the road again – he returns to the Robin in Bilston on the 21st of August. Support comes from Doomsday Outlaws and local lads Gin Annie.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow have released their first new single since 1996 – ‘Waiting For A Sign’. This preceeds the release of the new album Memories Of Rock II on April 6th.

Praying Mantis - 'Gravity' audio video

Shock rockers Lordi will release an all new album Sexorcism on May 25th Via AFM records.

Swedish metallers Bullet will release their anthemic new album Dust To Gold on April 20th via Steamhammer/SPV.

Australian’s Crosson will return with Invincible on April 27th which will be released on Metalopolis Records. It will feature the tracks ‘Rock Warriors’, ‘Broken’, ‘Hero’ and ‘Back To Hell’. The album also features a duet with Jessica Wolff on the song ‘Unconditonal Love’.

Legendary guitarist Ritchie Kotzen will be taking his solo show on the road this summer including a show at The Robin in Bilston on June 19th.

Frontiers Records have announced they are hooking up with melodic rock hero Ted Poley for a new solo album. Ted is currently in Sweden working on the new album with members of respected Swedish band Degreed! This could make for a very interesting new album from Poley!

AOR Heaven will release the album Higher and Higher by Heartwind on April 27th.

British melodic rockers VEGA are back with their fifth studio album Only Human. It will be released through Frontiers Records on May 11th and was once again produced by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem). It will include the tracks ‘Worth Dying For’, ‘All Over Now’, ‘Mess You Made’ and ‘Go To War’. They will also be hitting the road for an extensive UK tour including a show at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton on the 6th of July main support comes from Midnite City.

FM - 'Black Magic' music video

In surprising but exciting news Frontiers Records have announced the signing of cult AOR act Fortune and have announced the album will be released in early 2019 ( I smell an appearance at Frontiers Fest 2019).

Doomsday Outlaw - 'Over and Over' music video

Issa will release her new album Run With The Pack on April 20th via Frontiers Records. It will include the tracks ‘Am I Losing You’, ‘’How Long’, ‘Talk To Your Heart’ and ‘Sacrifice Me’ a duet with Deen Castranovo.

Kee Marcello - 'Fix Me' music video

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