HRH AOR in proud association with Classic Rock presents AOR Magazine and Team Rock Radio announces more acts for next springs extravaganza including US legendary Female AOR sensation Robin Beck , LA”s House of Lords , La Paz , Dynazty , Coldspell , Bonafide and many more great acts.
HRH AOR is pleased to welcome the Florida-based , Brooklyn Born vocalist Robin Beck back to the UK at a time where her new album titled Underneath has already garnered numerous great reviews across the globe and has been cited in some quarters as possibly her best album to date. After a number of record deals Robin set up her own Record label Her Majestys Music Room (via Cargo Distribution) to release her new album and all at HRH AOR are extremely excited to have her perform a cross section of both classic and new material at next Springs event.
Joining Robin are LA hard rock / AOR favorites House of Lords fronted by James Christian , Scottish rockers La Paz fronted by Doogie Whites (Rainbow, MSG etc.) & Logan , plus a trio of excellent Swedish acts Dynazty , Bonafide & Coldspell and a host of other acts including No Hot Ashes ,Dante Fox, Lawless , Curran , Newman and East of Eden.
Next Springs event takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales on March 20th -23rd.
Acts so far announced :-
House of Lords
Pink Cream 69
No Hot Ashes
Chasing Violets Featuring Frédéric Slama from AOR
Hell To Pay
East of Eden
To buy tickets go to http://www.hrhaor.com or ring 0203 287 6684
Jesse Damon – Temptation In The Garden Of Eve
Reviewer: Dan Mann
I was waiting for this album with much anticipation so it had a lot to live up too. With Paul Sabu on production and also bass duties for that matter, it had all the boxes ticked theoretically. Well after having spent time listening to this release I can honestly say I’m not disappointed. Out of the four Jesse Damon solo albums, this is by far the best. Okay I’m a big fan of Jesse’s work both solo and of course with Silent Rage, but the production on the earlier releases is by no means on par with this release.
It’s an album of two sides, by which I mean there are tracks that are most certainly Jesse solo material, and tracks that would easily slot straight into a Silent Rage album. The production is big, full of punch and space. All too many albums these days sound either compressed or overblown. Not so with this. Having Pete Newdeck (Eden’s Curse/Tainted Nation) on drum duties and backing vocals helps fill the tracks with a real element of depth.
I absolutely love the late 80’s style keyboards courtesy of Eric Ragno, who lets face it can be found on so many great albums. A prime example would be the second track on the album, “Black Widow”.
To sum up, if you love that late 80’s style but with a modern twist then I can wholeheartedly recommend this.
King’s Call – Lion’s Den
Reviewer Dan Mann
Well it has to be said that if you don’t particularly like the vocalist’s singing then you’re pretty much certain to struggle to like the album. Thankfully this isn’t the case with this release, having Mike Freeland of Praying Mantis on vocal duties.
My first impression of the album is the real influence of classic British rock, the opening track “Mother Nature” having a real Uriah Heep undertone. Okay, Mike’s vocal style is going to direct things somewhat in the British direction, but the infill of keyboards and guitar riffs reinforce this feel, as does the fact Chris Tsangarides is at the production helm, having been previously responsible for Judas Priest & Thin Lizzy amongst others.
Now it’s very easy these days to go somewhat overboard with the guitars. However guitarist Alex Garoufalidis keeps things on an even keel and doesn’t get all wrapped up in a guitarist’s ego. What you get instead is a solid dose of melodic rock with strong songs and catchy riffs.
I really need to base my score on the number of times I’ve played this album over the last few weeks. And I’ve found myself going back to it again & again.
Reprinted with kind permision from rockunited.com
Sondura have a new single on the way & have released a video to promote it (see below.)
They’ll be out on tour in October in the UK. Tour dates are as follows –
October 11th: Sheffield – Corporation
October 12th: Andover – George
October 14th: Guildford – Boilerroom
October 19th: Birmingham – Scruffy Murphys
October 23rd: Stourbridge – Moochers
October 24th: Stoke – Rigger
October 25th: Preston – Rampage
October 26th: Redhill – Hellfire Club
October 27th: Southampton – Joiners
earMUSIC is excited to announce the UK release of Europe’s “Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show” (2CD, DVD and Blu-ray) on Monday 21st October 2013.
To celebrate the news, the band has premiered a stunning video clip of “The Final Countdown – Live”.
On 7th June 2013, Europe took the stage in their home country Sweden for a special occasion: celebrating 30 years of rock music. The Swedish rock band celebrated this event together with 30,000 fans at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival. Europe performed 28 songs, selecting their personal favourite moments spanning from their earlier years up to their most recent songs taken from albums including Last Look At Eden and Bag Of Bones; plus songs performed for the very first time.
Described as a greatest hits extravaganza, Europe’s headline festival performance also displayed it’s more soulful moments, especially when the band sat down to perform an emotional acoustic set. This segment of the concert gave the massive festival atmosphere an intimate club feeling before Europe returned to perform the hard rock anthems their fans have grown to love and cherish.
To pay tribute to some of their biggest rock heroes, Europe invited two very special guests to perform with them – Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) for an electrifying version of Jailbreak and Michael Schenker (MSG, ex-UFO and Scorpions) for their tribute to UFO’s classic Lights Out.
The set list is full of treasures and surprises. Europe were determined to celebrate and enjoy their long record of hit singles including Carrie, Rock The Night, Superstitious, Open Your Heart, Last Look At Eden, Prisoners in Paradise, New Love In Town and, of course, the ever-present and always electrifying iconic rock anthem The Final Countdown.
Clocking in over 2 hours, 40 minutes of footage, and filmed with state-of-the-art hi def cameras, the concert features behind-the-scenes material, plus an exclusive interview with the band, making “Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show” the definitive Europe live experience!
1. Intro / Riches To Rags
3. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
4. Scream Of Anger
6. No Stone Unturned
7. New Love In Town
8. In The Future To Come
9. Paradize Bay
10. Girl From Lebanon
11. Prisoners In Paradise
12. Always The Pretenders
13. Drink And A Smile
14. Open Your Heart
15. Love Is Not The Enemy
16. Sign Of The Times
17. Start From The Dark
18. Wings Of Tomorrow
20. Jailbreak (featuring Scott Gorham)
21. Seven Doors Hotel
22. Drum Solo
23. The Beast
24. Let The Good Times Rock
25. Lights Out (featuring Michael Schenker)
26. Rock The Night
27. Last Look At Eden
28. The Final Countdown
DVD/Blu-ray – Bonus Features
1. Behind The Scenes Material
New music from Chrome Mollie, AdrianGale, Faith Circus, Ferreira, Brad Curtis & The SOME x 6 Band & Leslie West.
2 From 1 is Kiss Of The Gypsy. Plus the usual mixture of rock & blues.
So tune in Saturday at 1pm GMT on Firebrand Rock Radio.
“Watching As It Burns” is the first single from the new album “Simplified” from Burning Kingdom, composed by Danny Vaughn, Johnny Benson, Manuel Seoane, Tosi Galen and Mikkel Henderson.
“Simplified” will be released next October 22