Short news June.

— The new album of Santa Cruz should be unleashed to the world during September-October !  The single “River Phoenix” was released in May digitally.

— British progressive icons Threshold announce their new album “Legends Of The Shires” to be released september 8th via Nuclear Blast & unveil artwork.
Listen to epic first single “Lost In Translation” 

— UK rock band “The Darker My Horizon” have finished the recordings for their upcoming new album “Seize the day” coming later this year. So they started now with the post-production and mixing for this album. The already revealed the artwork on their facebook page !

— Almanac will be back with a new album “Kingslayer” on november 3rd via Nuclear Blast !!  The cover artwork was once again created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák.

— Sweden’s new melodic rock band “Code Red” will release their debut album in october through AOR Heaven records.Hang on for this one as Ulrick Lönnqvist has teamed up with some of his past band members and songwriters Morgan Jensen, Kaspar Dahlqvist along with some young bloods Michael Palace and Oscar Bromvall to deliver a brand new melodic rock gem produced by Daniel Flores.

— New band “The Brink” (U.K.) are recording their debut album at Strong Room studios !!
Influenced by great bands of both past and present, The Brink boys bring new life and energy to the table of today’s current Rock scene.
They are producing a vibrant, new, 20th Century form of balls-to-the-wall Rock N’ Roll !


— Adrenaline Mob tour manager and lead singer of 80s cover band M80, Jane Train (real name Janet Rains),
has passed away following last month’s crash that killed Adrenaline Mob bassist David Z. and injured several others.
“August 23, 2017 Janet chose to be with Jesus,” she wrote.

Auri – Debut Album Due In Spring 2018 Featuring Tuomas Holopainen & Troy Donockley

— Escape Music pleased and have the greatest pleasure to announce the release of the unreleased Target third album featuring the late Jimi Jamison – lead and background vocals. Recorded fall of 1979. Produced by Target and Engineer, John Hampton.

Steel Seal are currently in the studio for the recording sessions of the new album. More details will follow.
Stay tuned.

— Melodic rock band Silked and Stained (Greece) debut album “Love On The Road” mixed and mastered by the “great” Dionisis Christodoulatos, will be released on December 18th by Lions Pride Music !

Roulette (SWE) is in the studio recording their new album ! Very soon they will already release the new single “The only way” !!

Robert Tepper has just released “Looking For The Love,” a new song which can be purchased at I-tunes ,
and will integrate the tracklist of the album “Staggered” later this year !

Tim Gaines has confirmed he is no longer a member of Stryper !
Gaines is currently working with Faithsedge singer-songwriter Giancarlo Floridia on the band’s fourth album, tentatively due in the fall of 2018.



All Fritsch & Mark Mangold together formed the the AOR band “Drive She Said” !
Drive she Said had 7 albums out since 1989 ! Their latest was in 2016 on Frontiers records.
All sadly passed away !!  I was lucky enough to see the band live at Firefest 2009 (UK)

My thoughts and paryers go out to his family and friends.

Short news July.

— Symphonic folk metal band Chrysilia (Greece) is very excited to announce the release of their debut album “Et In Arcadia Ego” out October 12th via Lion Music Record Label.
At the same time they launch the first single “Desperate Wings”

— It is with great pride and enthusiasm that MelodicRock Records can announce the addition of two super stars of the melodic rock scene to the label. We’re talking none other than Vic Rivera and Jamie Rowe,
collectively known as Adriangale.
AdrianGale has signed to MRR for their next studio album, which is under way currently, with plans to take it slow, get everything perfected for a release in early 2018.

— MelodicRock Records is very pleased to announce an extension of the relationship with S.A.Y mastermind Jan Akesson, working with the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/producer on his debut solo album ‘Ascension’, set to be released August 26 under the moniker Jan Akesson’s Shadow Rain.

— Steelheart – Through worlds of stardust, The Follow-Up To Their 2008 Album , Should Be Released On September 15th

— New album from “Hell in the club – See you on the dark side Should Be Released On September 15th.

— Newman studio album number 11 “Aerial” is in the can, as they say. More asap !!
watch the new video clip “Life to remember” here.

— The talented guitar virtuosa “Jennifer Batten” has teamed up with rock vocalist “Marc Scherer” for a potent synergy that can’t be ignored.
These two rock veterans build and blend their talents and are releasing a new album “Battlezone” on September 22nd.

— Amberian Dawn is ready with the new album ! New album is mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios – Helsinki/Finland.
News about release date, cover art, track listing etc. will be announced soon by their label “Napalm records”

— UK melodic rock band Departed have been confirmed as special guests on the “Michael Schenker Fest” November UK Tour.
Dates include O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Nov 2), O2 Academy Sheffield (Nov 3), O2 Ritz Manchester (Nov 4) and Hull City Hall (Nov 5).


Vanden Plas already started with the drum recording for the new Cd. The release will be in summer/autumn 2018 !

AFK (Mexico) are in the final stage of releasing their new album !

Jeff Scott Soto releaves album cover of his upcoming new cd “Retribution” out on Frontiers records on november 10th.

— Robert Tepper is working on a new album with Benny Mardones ! The single “Looking for love” is already available on I- tunes. The release date is yet to be announced !

Alissa White Gluz (Kamelot , Arch Enemy) is working on her first solo album 
The album will feature collaborations with a member of Kamelot and at least one of her bandmates in Arch Enemy.

— Glam rock band Poisonheart from Italy sign deal with Sneakout records for the release of their debut album,”Till the morning light” that’s sheduled for release on october 27th.

— 90’s melodic rock band “Heavens Edge” is after almost 20 years , working on new songs !!!! more info asap !

Art Nation 2017. Richard Swärd , Johan Gustavsson (Guitars) , Sam Söderlindh , Efraim Larsson , Alexander Strandell (vocals)

— Nelson brings you After The Rain on 180 g vinyl , First 1000 copies get signed photo.  Pre order here.

— On friday 19th january 2018 , Lacuna Coil will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a very special show at London’s O2  Shepherd’s Bush Empire – one night only !

— Wildness is a new melodic rock band formed by Erik Modin in Stockholm, Sweden early 2014. The band has been spending the last year working on material for a full album, which will be released in the near future.


 — Impera new album “Age of Discovery” is sheduled for release on february 23rd , 2018.  Ft. Saga singer “Michael Sadler” & former Y. Malmsteen vocalist “Göran Edman”

 — Wild Souls present their third single and music video “Moonlight” Taken from our latest album “Game Of Love” out from Lions Pride Music.

 — Michael Kratz (Danish Westcoast artist) signs with Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group for the European release of his brand new album “Live Your Life”

 — Johan Kihlberg, the founder and drummer of Swedish melodic rockers Impera, has signed a solo deal with Germany’s Metal Heaven.  The release is set for February 23rd.

 — Treat is planning new album in 2018 !  More info asap.

 — Nordic Union (Ronnie Atkins Official of Pretty Maids + Erik Martensson of Eclipse (Sweden) will release their second album before the end of 2018 !  Read here.

 — Ephemerald is a new metal band from Finland, formed in the autumn 2016 ! Their music can be described as straightforward, fast-paced, epic and melodic metal music.  They already have 2 singles out by now !

 — Westcoast artist William Sikström is working hard on his 2nd album “Running out of time”   More info soon here  !!   Watch the teaser video here !

Visions of Atlantis is in the final stages of mixing the new album !  More news about titel and dates soon !

 — Pretty Maids have signed on to release a live CD/DVD in fall 2018 and a new studio album in late summer or fall 2019 through Frontiers records.  Read here !

 — Creye is entering the studio for recording their debur album !