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Melodic Times March – Melodic Rock and AOR news round-up

posted 13 Mar 2019, 05:15 by Paul Woodward


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Melodic Rock Records will release the new album from Martie Peters Group Unfinished Business on March 15th. The album includes the tracks ‘She’s Got A Secret’, ‘Win or Lose’, ‘Walk Tall’ and ‘My Dreams Die Hard’.

Also been released on March 15th via Melodic Rock Records is Michael Jessen’s Bulletproof album. This album feature’s Goran Edman on vocals and includes the tracks ‘Beautiful Life’, ‘Your Photograph’, ‘Lost Inside A Dream’ and ‘Stand My Ground’.

The brand new Whitesnake album Flesh and Blood will be released by Frontiers Records on May 10th. It includes the songs ‘Always and Forever’, ‘Heart of Stone’, ‘Trouble Is Your Middle Name’ and ‘Good To See You Again’.

It seems to have bounced around the release schedule but it seems the Roulette album Now! Has a solid date of March 22nd! It features the track ‘Never Enough’, ‘Soldiers Of Love’, ‘The Only Way’ and ‘Another Night’.

Jim Peterik and World Stage will release their album Winds of Change on April 26th. It features a host of guest musicians and vocalists including Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Mike Reno (Loverboy) Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) and Jeff Scheff (Chicago). The track list features ‘Just For You’, ‘The Hand I Was Dealt’, ‘Sometimes You Just Want More’ and ‘Where Eagles Dare’.

British hard rockers Bigfoot who have been battling away and building their fanbase over the past five or so years have announced they are splitting up.

Edenbridge will be releasing their 10th album Dynamind through SPV. The actual release date is TBA, but I’m sure fans of the band will be eagerly anticipating this tenth release.

Swedish sleazy hard rockers Crazy Lixx will release their new album Forever Wild on May 17th via Frontiers Records. The track list includes ‘Break Out’, ‘Eagle’, ‘Weekend Lover’ and ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’.

Lonerider will release their album Attitude on April 26th via Escape Music. The band is Steve Overland (FM) Vocals, Simon Kirke (Bad Company) Drums, Steve Morris (Heartland) Guitars/Keyboards, Chris Childs (Thunder) Bass and Brian J Anthony with additional Guitars, Mandolin and Percussion. Tracks included are ‘Hard Heart To Break’, ‘Wanted Man’, ‘Angel Without Wings’ and ‘One In A Million’.

The new Alan Parsons studio album is called The Secret and will be released through Frontiers Records on the 26th of April. It includes the songs ‘Miracle’, ‘Fly To Me’, ‘The Limelight Fades Away’ and ‘Sometimes’ which features Lou Gramm on Vocals (Foreigner).

UK rockers The Brink will release their debut album Nowhere To Run on May 17th through Frontiers Records. Tracks included are ‘One Night Only’, ‘Save Goodbye’, ‘Never Again’ and ‘Don’t Count Me Out’.

New melodic rock label ScandiRock Records will kick things off with a re-issue of the debut Gypsy Rose album – retitled Reloaded on April 26th.

Restless Spirits are a new melodic hard rock project from Lords of Black guitarist Tony Hernando. The debut album will be released on May 17th via Frontiers Records and features guest vocals from Kent Hilli (Perfect Plan), Johnny Gioeli (Hardline), Deen Castronovo (Journey), Dino Jelusic (Animal Drive), Alessandro Del Vecchio and Diego Valdez (Dream Child). The album includes the tracks ‘Cause I Know You’re The One’, ‘When It Comes To You’, ‘You and I’ and ‘Calling You’.

First Signal the AOR project fronted by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) will release an all new album Line of Fire on May 17th via Frontiers Records.

Mike Machine will release their debut album Alive on April 26th via AOR Heaven. It includes the tracks ‘Fight To Survive’, ‘In Your Dream’ and ‘It’s My Life’.

Melodic Times February – Melodic Rock and AOR news round-up

posted 17 Feb 2019, 05:38 by Paul Woodward


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The End Machine are sort of a supergroup as it features Dokken members including George Lynch and current Warrant singer Robert Mason. Their self-titled debut album will be unleashed on March 22nd via Frontiers Records. It will include the songs ‘Leap of Faith’, ‘Bulletproof’, ‘Hard Road’ and ‘Sleeping Voices’.

British hard rockers The Treatment will release their latest album Power Crazy on March 22nd through Frontiers Records. It includes the tracks ‘Let’s Get Dirty’, ‘Waiting For The Call’, ‘Scar With Her Name’ and ‘Hang Them High’.

LA Guns are back again with a new album The Devil You Know which is released on March 22nd via Frontiers Records. It includes the songs ‘Rage’, ‘Loaded Bomb’, ‘Needle to the Bone’ and ‘Another Season In Hell’.

Harem Scarem have announced their Ultimate Collection Box Set which Frontiers Records will release on March 22nd. The box set includes the bands entire discography of Thirteen original albums, plus a bonus disc of rare and unreleased tracks. So, the box set includes the albums ‘Harem Scarem’, ‘Mood Swings’, ‘Voice of Reason’, ‘Believe/Karma Cleansing’, ‘Big Bang Theory’, ‘Weight Of The World’, ‘Higher’, ‘Overload’, ‘Human Nature’, ‘Hope’, ‘Thirteen’, ‘United’, ‘The Early Years’ and ‘Bonus Tracks’.

It seems crowd funding service Pledge Music are having difficulties with many artists failing to receive the funds the company owes them, thus having a knock effect to people not receiving items they have pre-ordered via the ‘Pledge’ service. No official announcements have been made, by the company, but many musicians are voicing their concerns and indeed anger about failing to receive their funds raised through the service. Hopefully this is not the start of the end for the popular ‘fund rising’ platforms.

Melodic Rock Records have announced their will be new albums from Terra Nova, Outlasted, Tony Mitchell, Fiction Syxx and Jim Shepherd /David Cagle this coming year.

The Rembrandts will release a new album in the summer of 2019, so keep an eye out for that if you’re a fan of the pop rockers.

38 Special have parted ways with guitarist Danny Chauncey and has been replaced by Jerry Riggs.

Electric Mary will release their new album Mother on February 15th via Dinner for Wolves. It includes the tracks ‘Gimme Love’, ‘How Do You Do It’, ‘Long Long Day’ and ‘Woman’.

UK melodic hard rockers Fugitive unleash The Awakening on April 5th. It Includes the songs ‘Light It Up’, ‘Slave To Love’, ‘Two Hearts’ and ‘All Fired Up’.

The latest batch of Rock Candy goodies are remastered reissues of Sammy Hagar Danger Zone, Steve Jones Mercy and Steve Jones Fire and Gasoline.

Escape Music will release the fourth album from Appearance of Nothing entitled In Times of Darkness on March 22nd. It includes the tracks ‘Lost’, ‘The Huntress’, ‘Storm’ and ‘Inside The Walls’.

Sammy Hagar and the Circle have announced their debut album Space Between will be released on the 10th of May. The band of course features Hagar alongside Jason Bonham, Michael Anthony and Vic Johnson

The long wait for a new Leverage album is finally over Frontiers Records will release Determinus on April 26th. It includes the songs ‘Tiger’, ‘When We Were Younger’, ‘Rollerball’ and ‘Heaven’s No Place For Us’.

Finnish hard rockers Block Buster have signed with Frontiers Records, their album Losing Gravity will be released later in 2019.

Frontiers Records have signed British heavy rockers A New Tomorrow their latest album will emerge via the label in 2019.

Cult guitar hero Gilby Clarke has signed to Golden Robot Records, his latest album The Gospel Truth will be released later this year.

Trishula are the brainchild of British guitarist Neil Fraser and the album Scared To Breathe will be released via AOR Heaven. The band features vocalist Jason Morgan (Rage of Angels) and drummer Joao Colaco (Rage Of Angels). It features the songs ‘I Can See It In Your Eyes’, ‘A Love So Cruel’, ‘I Never Cried’ and ‘Jealousy’.

Peter H Nilsson will release his album Little American Dream through AOR Heaven. It includes the tracks ‘You Better Run’, ‘Love Is Worth Fighting For’, ‘Haunted’ and ‘Me and You’.

Yngwie Malmsteen’s new album Blue Lightning will be unleashed on March 29th. It features the songs ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Demon’s Eyes’, ‘Smoke on The Water’ and ‘Purple Haze’.

The latest Hardline album Life will be released by Frontiers Records on April 26th. It includes the songs ‘Out Of Time’, ‘This Love’, ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ and ‘Handful of Sand’.

Frontiers will also release the latest album from Michael Thompson Band entitled Love and Beyond on April 26th. It features the tracks ‘Passengers’, ‘Save Yourself’, ‘Love Was Never Blind’ and ‘Far Away’.

Melodic Rock Records have signed Martie Peters Group for the release of his upcoming album Unfinished Business which is out on March 15th.

It’s been a long time coming but Fortune are back with a brand-new album 2 which Frontiers Records will release on April 26th. The Track list includes ‘Don’t Say You Love Me’, ‘Heart of Stone’, ‘What A Fool I’ve Been’ and ‘All The Right Moves’.

The new Alan Parsons album is called The Secret and will be released through Frontiers Records on April 26th. It includes the tracks ‘Miracle’, ‘As Lights Fall’, ‘Sometimes’ and ‘Years of Glory’.

LA Based “All Star” rockers A New Revenge will release their album Enemies and Lovers on March 29th through Golden Robot Records. The band features Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Vocals) Keri Kelli (Guitars) Rudy Sarzo (Bass) and James Kottak (Drums). Songs on the album include ‘Never Let You Go’, ‘Glorious’, ‘Fallen’ and ‘Scars’.

Suzi Quatro will release her brand-new album No Control on March 29th through SPV/Steamhammer. The popular long running American musician’s new album will feature the tracks ‘Love Isn’t Fair’, ‘I Can Teach You To Fly’, Don’t Do Me Wrong’ and ‘Heavy Duty’.

Woody's Round Up (28/1/19) Podcast

posted 28 Jan 2019, 05:00 by Paul Woodward




Playlist –

Devicious – Never Let You Go

Kenny Leckremo – Nothing To Die For

Mikael Erlandsson – Why

Blood Red Saints – Warrior

Velvet Insane – High On Love

Thunder – Loser

Maggie Rogers – Light On

Kate Nash – Drink About You

Hearts On Fire – Rainbow’s End

Chvrches – Never Say Die

Thin Lizzy – Sweetheart

Thin Lizzy – The Rocker

Thin Lizzy – Still In Love With You

John Butler Trio – Miss Your Love

The Scream – Tell Me Why

Saigon Kick – Colours

Legs Diamond – I Can’t Find Love

Bryan Adams – Hidin’ From Love

Robert Rodrigo Band – Living For Louder

Earth For Sale – Life

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Queen – Another One Bites The Dust

Queen – Flash’s Theme

Mallen – My Blackened Heart

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Max Webster – Paradise Skies

Steve Kilbey – When I Love Her She Sings

DeeVer – Jim


Melodic Times January 2019 - Melodic Rock and AOR news round-up

posted 14 Jan 2019, 06:54 by Paul Woodward


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Black Country melodic hard rockers Gin Annie will release their debut album 100% Proof on January 25th via Off Ya Rocka Records. It will include the tracks ‘Love Ain’t Here’, ‘Fallin’’, ‘All I Want’ and ‘Damage’.

Eighties born German all female melodic metallers Rosy Vista return next year! Their new album Unbelievable will be released by SPV/Steamhammer on February 9th. It’s preceeded by the single ‘Crazy’.

Rosy Vista - 'Crazy' lyric video

Brett Walker - 'Branded' audio video

Colorvine - 'Victory Song' music video

King Zebra - 'Like A Hurrcane' music video

Terra Nova return with Raise Your Voice which will be released on Melodic Rock Records on January 30th. Their seventh album features the tracks ‘Rain’, ‘Be Who You Are, ‘The Other Side’ and ‘Trouble’.

Terra Nova - 'Don't Walk Away' music video

I did think when EarMusic dropped Soto that this would mark the end of JSS’s venture into modern, progressive, experimental music but a new record deal has been announced. InsideOut have signed Soto for an album set for release in 2019.

Escape Music have announced a bunch of releases for the coming year starting with Viana Forever Free on January 25th, Tug Of War Soulfire on February 22nd and Lonerider Attitude on April 26th. Other releases expected in 2019 on the label include Chris Ousey, Steve Overland, Mick Devine, Axe, Alliance, Pinnacle Point and Robert Hart.

Diamond Dogs announce their comeback with a new album and tour in 2019. Cargo Records will release Recall Rock N Roll which features 30 tracks 25 old tunes and 5 brand spanking new ones. At the same time the label will re-release 4 old Dogs album on all formats including vinyl.

Tug of War will release their album Soulfire via Escape Music on February 22nd. Fronted by Canadian vocalist BK Morrison and backed by Tommy Denander, the album even boasts backing vocals from Chris Ousey, Bill Champlin and Joseph Williams.

Legendary guitarist John Sykes has signed to Australian start up label Golden Robot. Expect a solo album to drop at some time in 2019.

Progressive melodic rockers Fiction Syxx will release their second album via Melodic Rock Records. The album The Alternate Me is available for premium pre-order right now! Pre-ordering includes a whole host of goodies and perks, similar to kickstarter and Pledge campaigns but with a guaranteed release.

AOR Heaven will release the Mikael Erlandsson album Capricorn Six on February 22nd. Tracks included are ‘Why’, ‘Had To Let You Go’, Break Another Heart’ and ‘I Just Wanna Love Ya’.

Brit’s Blood Red Saints will release their latest album Pulse via AOR Heaven on February 22nd. The album includes the tracks ‘Invincible’, ‘Warrior’, ‘Cross To Bear’ and ‘Animals’.

German female rockers Rosy Vista who came to prominence in the eighties have returned! Their new album Unbelievable is unleashed on February 8th through the Steamhammer/SPV record label. The album includes the tracks ‘Crazy’, ‘Too Much Feeling’, ‘Until I’m Satisfied’ and ‘Sound of Your Love’.

The debut album from hard rockers John Diva & The Rockets of Love entitled Mama Said Rock Is Dead will be released on February 8th via Steamhammer/SPV. It includes the tracks ‘Whiplash’, ‘Fire Eyes’, ‘Just A Night Away’ and ‘Wild Life’.

Burning Rain will release their fourth album Face The Music on March 22nd via Frontiers Records. Tracks included are ‘Hit and Run’, ‘If It’s Love’, ‘Shelter’ and ‘Since I’m Loving You’.

Frontiers Records have signed metal quartet Seven Spires on a multi album deal.

Woody's Round Up (14/1/19) Podcast

posted 14 Jan 2019, 05:42 by Paul Woodward




Playlist –

Hearts On Fire – Hearts on Fire

Earth For Sale – Wild is My Heart

The Scream – Outlaw

Magic Dance – When Nothing’s Real

Una Healy – Battlelines

Robert Rodrigo Band – Lifeline

Palace – Love Songs

Johnny Gioeli – Mind Melt

State of Salazar – Joanne

Chvrches – Forever

Mallen – All I Want

Wake The Nations – Flames

Thin Lizzy – Baby Please Don’t Go

Thin Lizzy – Look What The Wind Blew In

Thin Lizzy – Whiskey In The Jar

Steve Kilbey – Sydney Rococo

John Butler Trio – Just Call

The 1975 – Love It If We Made It

Come Taste The Band – Fools In The Night

DeeVer – Alright

Beast In Black – Born Again

Secret Rule – Destiny

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen – Somebody To Love

Queen – We Will Rock You

Vandor – Beneath The Sky

Lugnet – Kill Us All

Legs Diamond – Stage Fright


Woody's Round Up (30/12/18) Podcast

posted 30 Dec 2018, 07:35 by Paul Woodward




Playlist –

Palace – Julia

Johnny Gioeli – Running

Magic Dance – Never Go Back

State of Salazar – Hold On Tonight

Wake The Nations – No Mercy

Come Taste The Band – Tied Down

Jerome Mazza – Streets on Fire

Black Paisley – Trying

Ted Poley – Bury Me

Devil’s Hand – Falling In

Vandor – Possessive Eyes

Secret Rule – Alone

Lugnet – Die For You

Thin Lizzy – That Woman’s Gonna Break Your Heart

Thin Lizzy – Sarah

Thin Lizzy – Hollywood (Down On Your Luck)

Kalidia - Orpheus

Electric Boys – You Spark My Heart

Steelheart – Like Never Before (Live)

Train – Angel In Blue Jeans

Brett Young – Catch

Roxanne – Broken Chandeliers

Arion – Unforgivable

Martin Rubashov – Muddy Mountain King

Queen – Great King Rat

Queen – Seven Seas Of Rhye

Queen – Flick of the Wrist

Bonfire – I Surrender

Care of Night – Love Equals War

The 1975 – It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)

Melodic Times December - Melodic Rock and AOR news round-up

posted 12 Dec 2018, 07:56 by Paul Woodward


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SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing the debut album from John Diva and the Rockets of Love on February 8th. Mama Said Rock Is Dead includes the following tracks ‘Blinded’, ‘Just A Night Away’, ‘Fire Eyes’ and ‘Wild Life’.

The long awaited second Toby Hitchcock album Reckoning will finally be released via Frontiers Records on January 25th. This time around the songs are written by Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet) and include ‘No Surrender’, ‘Show Me How To Live’, ‘Fighting For My Life’ and ‘Someone Like You’.

Toby Hitchcock - 'Promise Me' music video

New band Spirit of Fire fronted by Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens will release their debut album on February 22nd via Frontiers Records. It includes the tracks ‘’Temple of the Soul’, ‘All Come Together’, ‘Dispensable’ and ‘Alone in the Darkness’.

Spirits of Fire - 'Light Speed Marching' music video

FM will release a new live album The Italian Job which was recorded in Milan at the annual Frontiers Festival. Set for release via the label on February 22nd the setlist includes ‘I Belong To The Night’, ‘Does It Feel Like Love’, ‘Bad Luck’ and ‘Other Side Of Midnight’.

Frontiers have announced the signing of Black Rose Maze a new project centred around Canadian vocalist Rosa Laricchiuta. She rose to fame in her homeland following her appearances on Quebec’s version of The Voice. Due to her work with Trans-Siberian Orchestra she has been brought to the attention of the label by Jeff Scott Soto and Dino Jelusic (Animal Drive) she is now hard at work on a hard rock album with the label.

Frontiers Records have announced a label mini-Festival in the UK, featuring an all British line-up of bands currently signed to the label. It will take place at The O2 Institute in Birmingham on February 2nd and has the following line-up – Inglorious, Wayward Sons, Vega, Bigfoot, Doomsday Outlaw and City of Thieves.

Norwegian’s Come Taste The Band will release their Reignition album on January 25th via AOR Heaven. This former Deep Purple covers band managed to get vocals provided by Doogie White and Joe Lynn Turner for this album, so that will definitely intrigue classic rock fans! The album includes the track’s ‘Slave For Your Love’, ‘Tied Down’, ‘Don’t Let Me Bleed’ and ‘Cradle To Grave’.

AOR Heaven will release Heartrock the second album from Finnish rockers Wake The Nations on January 25th. The album features the songs ‘Midnight Lovers’, ‘Something In Your Eyes’, ‘All My Life’ and ‘Now You’re Gone’.

New York Rockers Livesay have released career spanning album entitled Chronicles which is out right now.

A melodic rock project coming soon to the Art of Melody / Burning Minds label is Italian’s StreetLore. The band focuses around Keyboardist Lorenzo Nava and his song writing but the album also features songs contributed by other artists like Hal Marabel (Bad Habit), Dion Bayman, the album will feature multiple guest vocalists including Terry Brock, Stefano Lionetti (Lionville) and Davide Barbieri. Album details and release date are yet to be announced.

Last In Line - 'Landslide' music video

Last In Line will release their second album II through Frontiers Records on February 22nd. It will include the songs ‘Black Out The Sun’, ‘Year of the Gun’, ‘Give Up The Ghost’ and ‘Love and War’.

Earth For Sale - 'Wild Is My Heart' music video

Outloud - '..and I Tried' music video

Lee Aaron - 'I'm A Woman' music video

Thunder - 'Miracle Man' music video

Veteran UK rockers Thunder will release their new album Please Remain Seated on January 18th through BMG. This album celebrates 30 years of the band and sees them revisiting and reimagining songs from their back catalogue. The track list includes ‘Loser’, ‘Future Train’, ‘Fly On The Wall’ and ‘Low Life In High Places’.

No Hot Ashes - 'Boulders' music video

Rick Springfield is currently had at work on an orchestral album which will feature a load of his hits. Stay tuned for more info.

Melodic Rocker Duane Morano has assembled a whole host of guests on his upcoming debut album Incognito. A Pledge campaign started on November 30th and an official release date is February 8th. The album features contributions from members of Tyketto, Extreme and Firehouse amongst others. The track list includes ‘After The Love’, ‘Face The Fire’, ‘Hearts’ and ‘Love Is Just A Lie’.

Frontiers Records have announced the signing of symphonic metal band Visionatica. An all new album is slated for release during 2019 via the Italian label.

Starbreaker - 'How Many More Goodbyes' audio video

Kissin Dynamite - 'Heart of Stone' music video

West Bound - 'Never Surrender' music video

Fire Action - 'Shadowstone' music video

Guns and Roses Bassist Duff McKagan is putting the finishing touches on his new solo album which is set for release in 2019.

British pomp rockers Cats In Space will release their new album Day Trip To Narnia on March 8th.

Tora Tora - 'Rose of Jericho' audio video

Cult rockers Tora Tora are back with an all new album Bastards of Beale which will get released on February 22nd via Frontiers Records. It will include the tracks ‘Silence The Sirens’, ‘Giants Fall’, ‘Let Us Be One’ and ‘All Good Things’.

Chas West will be fronting West Bound and will unleash the debut album Volume 1 via Frontiers Records on the 22nd of February. It will feature the tracks ‘Dance Of Life’, ‘Turn To You’, ‘Roll The Bones’ and ‘On My Own’.

The latest albums to get the Rock Candy remastering treatment are – The Scream Let It Scream, Alpha Centauri S/T and Max Webster A Million Vacations.

Viana will release their second album Forever Free on January 25th via Escape Music. It includes the songs ‘In The Name Of Love’, ‘Heart of Stone’, ‘Live Free or Die’ and ‘I Wanna Tell You’. It features the lead vocals of Bryan Cole.

Italian prog metallers Mind Key have signed to Frontiers Records who will release their album MKIII Aliens in Wonderland in 2019.

Matt Mitchell (Colour of Noize, Pride, Furyon) will release a solo album in 2019 under the moniker Matt Mitchell and the Coldhearts. The first taste from Mitchell’s new project will be the single ‘Black Diamonds’ which is released on January 25th.

Royal Hunt’s classic album Clown In the Mirror turns 25 and in celebration the album is been released digitally through all your favourite download shops.

Deadland Ritual - 'Down In Flames' music video

Find Me - 'No Tears In Paradise' music video

Find Me the popular melodic rock project fronted by Robbie Blanc returns with a third album, Angels In Blue – It will be released on February 22nd via Frontiers Records. The album features the songs ‘Can’t Let Go’, ‘One Last Kiss’, ‘You Are The Only One’ and ‘Desperate Dreams’ a cover of the classic Survivor song.

Woody's Round Up (10/12/18) Podcast

posted 10 Dec 2018, 13:26 by Paul Woodward



Playlist –

Aldo Nova – Foolin’ Yourself

Perfect View – Can’t Stop The Fire

Reece – Desire

Nordic Union – Walk Me Through The Fire

Stephen Pearcy – U Only Live Twice

Jerome Mazza – Crossfire

Kalidia – To The Darkness I Belong

Electric Boys – There She Goes Again

Midnite City – Give Me Love

White Widdow – Danced In The Moonlight

Ten – Illuminati

Thin Lizzy – Fighting My Way Back

Thin Lizzy – Running Back

Thin Lizzy – Old Flame

Red Dragon Cartel – Ink and Water

Holter – I’ll Die For You

Doomsday Outlaw – Bring You Pain

Black Paisley – Alone

Steelheart – Everybody Loves Eileen (Live)

Devil’s Hand – Heartbeat Away

Train – Drops of Jupiter

Brett Young – Here Tonight

Roxanne – I Don’t Want To Live This Way

Arion – At The Break of Dawn

Ted Poley – Gypsy at Heart

D’Spayre – Crimson King

Martin Rubashov – Black Elk


Woody's Round Up (16/11/18) Podcast

posted 16 Nov 2018, 12:11 by Paul Woodward




Playlist –

Slash – Driving Rain

Pale Waves – Kiss

Mad Max – Beat of the Heart

Atlas – Lock and Key

Dion Bayman – Pieces

Dark Sarah – Sky Sailing

Dream Child – Midnight Song

Groundbreaker – Will It Make You Love Me

Treat – Undefeated

Hardcore Superstar – You Can’t Kill My Rock N Roll

The Struts – Fire

Panic at the Disco – One of the Drunks

Heaven’s Trail – The Flame

Osukaru – Ain’t Too Late (For Love)

The Guess Who – Playin’ On The Radio

RebelHot – How Is Elvis

Rainlight - You’ll Never Know

Mia Klose – Living In A Fantasy

Dokken – Mirror Mirror

Burning Witches – Open Your Mind

Liv Austen – Part Time Sweetheart

Red Dragon Cartel – Havana

Stephen Pearcy – Not Killin’ Me

Ten – Shield Wall

Holter – The Last Generation

Nordic Union – Because of Us

Doomsday Outlaw – Saltwater

De-Arrow – Don’t Steal My Heart Away

Van Halen – Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love


Melodic Times November - Melodic Rock and AOR news round-up

posted 14 Nov 2018, 05:08 by Paul Woodward


Stuff by Woody


Greek melodic metallers InnerWish will be re-issuing their first three albums Waiting For The Dawn, Silent Faces and Inner Strength on November 23rd on Ulterium Records.

Robby TaKac - 'Dyin' Tonight' audio video

RebelHot - 'Soul Stealer' music video

The Unity - 'You Got Me Wrong' lyric video

The new Christian Tolle Project album Point Blank will be released via Fastball Music on October 26th. It features contributions from established musicians like David Reece, John Cuijpers, Mathias Dieth and Morris Adriaens. It includes the tracks ‘Borderland’, ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’, ‘Fight Another Day’ and ‘Before I Fall’.

Alcatrazz - 'Emotion' audio video

Magic Dance - 'These Four Walls' audio video

British rockers Inglorious will release their third album Ride to Nowhere on January 25th via Frontiers Records. The album includes the tracks ‘Freak Show’, ‘Never Alone’, ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘While She Sleeps’.

Ghost - 'Dance Macabre' music video

Inglorious - 'Where Are You Now?' music video

The latest batch of Rock Candy remasters include Europe Out Of This World, Stillwater S/T and I Reserve The Right and finally Brownsville Air Special.

Popular UK rockers Thunder will release a new album Please Remain Seated on January 18th 2019 via their new label BMG. It’s a collection of old Thunder songs re-recorded and re-imagined much like their successful 2017 version of ‘Love Walked In’. It’s also not a greatest hits selection, so it’s a really exciting collection for true die-hard fans. It includes ‘Future Train’, ‘Loser’, ‘Girls Going Out Of Her Head’ and ‘Fly On The Wall’.

Tony Harnell and Magnus Karlsson’s Starbreaker project returns with Dysphoria which will be released on January 25th via Frontiers Records.

Jorn celebrates his 50th with the release of 50 Years on Earth – The Anniversary Box Set on December 14th through his established record label Frontiers Records. Containing 12 full length albums from Jorn’s post 2000 career!

British rockers Raveneye have signed with Golden Robot Records and will release their new album in early 2019. The band caused a stir with their previous album which was released via Frontiers Records.

Multinational melodic metallers Eden’s Curse will be doing a headlining tour in 2019 in support of their best of package Testament. These live shows include a stop at The Robin, Bilston on April 18th. Testament is released via AFM on November 2nd.

Heart will re-release a remastered archive live album on January 25th via earMusic. Live In Atlantic City features guest appearances from Dave Navarro, Gretchen Wilson, Rufus Wainwirght, Carrie Underwood, Alice in Chains and Duff McKagan. The setlist includes ‘Crazy On You’, ‘Alone’, ‘Dreamboat Annie’ and ‘Barracuda’.

Rare Australian AOR-ster’s De-Arrow will release their one and only self-titled album on November 16th. The band featured Juno Roxas who went on to form probably the most famous melodic rock band to come out of Australia during its popular heyday Roxus.

Popular British rockers Magnum will unleash an all new live album – Live at Symphony Hall on January 18th 2019. Recorded at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall at the end of their 2018 tour in April – this new album will be released through the bands established label SPV/Steamhammer and includes the tracks ‘How Far Jerusalem’, ‘The Spirit’, ‘Don’t Wake The Lion’ and ‘Vigilante’.

Progressive Metallers Last Union will release their debut album Twelve on December 21st via ROAR record label. The album features guest appearances from Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie. It includes the tracks ‘Ghostwriter’, ‘Limousine’, ‘Purple Angels’ and ‘Hardest Way’.

Treat - 'Best of Enemies' music video

Eden's Curse - 'Forever' lyric video

Gioeli - Castronovo - 'Remember Me' music video

Coreleoni - 'Let It Be' music video

Italian melodic rockers Wheels of Fire have signed a deal with the Art of Melody record label for the impending release of their third album Begin Again.

Roadkill - 'Ruled By Machines' music video

Steelheart - 'I'll Never Let You Go' live music video

Holter - 'The Last Generation' music video

FM - 'Golden Days' lyric video

Nordic Union - 'It Burns' music video

Frontiers Records have announced the signing of DeCarlo, Tommy DeCarlo is probably best known from performing with Boston with whom he has performed with since 2007.

Quiet Riot - 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' live music video

Dokken alumni George Lynch, Robert Mason, Mick Brown and Jeff Pilson had formed a band originally under the moniker Superstroke, now they have changed it to The End:machine. Not the greatest band name in the world in my opinion but look out for this on Frontiers Records in the new year!

Kane Roberts will release his new album The New Normal on January 25th via Frontiers Records. The album features a few guests including Kip Winger and Nita Strauss. It will feature the tracks ‘Wonderful’, ‘Leave Me In The Dark’, ‘Above and Beyond’ and ‘King of the World’.

Kane Roberts - 'Forever Out Of Place' audio video

Devil's Hand - 'We Come Alive' audio video

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