H.E.A.T.

H.E.A.T release a new album and hit the road.

“What can you say about H.E.A.T? If you don’t like these energetic Swedes you must be dead inside, as this year they’ve shown the UK crowd how to be the most complete band on the planet.” – Classic Rock

The 9th of April H.E.A.T will be back with the new album “Tearing down the walls”. Once again they decided to move to Bohus studio with the producer Tobias Lindell to follow up the success of “Address The Nation” 2012.
First single ”A Shot At Redemption” will be released the 12th of February together with a couple of bonus tracks.

They have toured all over the world, and built a reputation of being a fantastic live act and the leading young band in the melodic rock genre. A tour is booked and more shows will be added.

7/3 Palacio Vistalegre, Support /Scorpions, Madrid
11/4 Big Bang Rockklubb, Borås
12/4 Bruket, Varberg
18/4 Sticky Fingers, Göteborg
25/4 KB, Malmö
30/4 Idunteatern, Umeå
2/5 Kulturens hus, Luleå
3/5 Stockholm Waterfront, Stockholm
24/5 Leknes Ungdomshus Lofoten, Norge
30/5 Backstage Rockclub @ Livingroom, Sandviken
31/5 Backstage Rockbar, Trollhättan
14/6 Rock on the Docks, Örnsköldsvik
4/10 Melodic Rock Fest, Chicago
24/10 Firefest, UK

 

Desert

Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray) makes an appearance on Desert’s upcoming album as guest vocalist.
The statement from Desert: Horns up, Warriors! Now we can officially confirm, that one of the special guests on our upcoming album will be the one and only – Mr. Ralf Scheepers ! The legendary voice of Primal Fear, Gamma Ray and Tyran’ Pace.
Ralf Scheepers
Ralf kindly agreed to contribute his voice to one of the songs on our new record. We are still excited, that one of the best Metal singers in the world, who’s voice built our musical taste something like for 20 years, had sang one of the most killing and powerful songs we ever wrote !!! We have no patience to show you the results of this collaboration! Stay tuned for more breaking news \m/

Killer

Swedish metallers Crystal Eyes have signed a deal with Massacre Records. Their new album, Killer, will be released later in the spring. The cover artwork was done by Jan Yrlund while mixing and mastering was handled by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman.

Killer tracklisting:
‘Killer’
‘Warrior’
‘Hail The Fallen’
‘Solar Mariner’
‘Forgotten Realms’
‘Spotlight Rebel’
‘The Lord Of Chaos’
‘Dreamers On Trial’
‘Dogs On Holy Ground’

https://www.facebook.com/crystaleyessweden

Cloudscape

Swedish Progressive Power Metallers Cloudscape announce a 15 show tour across Europe between February 22 and March 13, together with legendary Royal Hunt.

Following on from the fantastic reception of their latest album “New Era”, released on Dead End Exit Records (A division of RoastingHouse), Cloudscape hits the road to promote themselves and their forthcoming fifth studio album.

Since the formation, Cloudscape have gone on to play at renowned festivals such as ProgPower Europe, Sweden Rock Festival , ProgPower UK, and Bloodstock Open Air.

The release of Cloudscape’s forthcoming album is planned to May/June 2014, and during the tour, the fans will also be able to lay their hands on a limited tour album!

Tourdates:

22.02. Sweden, Helsingborg, The Tivoli

23.02. Denmark, Copenhagen, Amager Bio

25.02. Belgium, Verviers, Spirit of 66

27.02. Spain, Barcelona, Sala Bikini

28.02. Spain, Madrid, Sala Lemon

01.03. Spain, San Sebastian, C.C. Intxaurrondo

02.03. Spain, Zaragoza, Sala Lopez

04.03. Germany, Bremen, Meisenfrei Blues Club

05.03. UK, London, The Underworld

06.03. UK, Sheffield, Corporation

07.03. Netherlands, Uden, De Pule

08.03. Germany, Burgrieden, Riffelhof

09.03. Switzerland, Uster, Star Club

11.03. Italy, Brescia, Circolo Colony

12.03. Slovakia, Bratislava, Club Randal

13.03. Hungary, Budapest, A38

Cloudscape Line-Up: Mike Andersson : Lead vocals, Patrik Svard : Guitars, Stefan Rosqvist : Guitars,  Hakan Nyander : Bass, Fredrik Joakimsson : Drums

Cloudscape Discography: Cloudscape (2004), Crimson Skies (2006), Global Drama (2008), New Era (2012)

Cloudscape links:

www.cloudscape.se

www.facebook.com/cloudscapesweden

Foreigner_TheBallads

Just in time for Valentine’s Day earMUSIC releases “I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads”, 14 tracks previously never released on one album of  Foreigner’s  best and most timeless ballads. Embracing over thirty years of award-winning creativity, “I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads” will be released in the UK on Monday February 3rd in two different editions: as a standard jewel case, and as a 2CD Special Edition-digipak.

Featuring “I Want To Know What Love Is” originally released on 1984’s multi platinum album Agent Provocateur, the forthcoming album also includes thirteen songs including classic hits such as “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Long, Long Way From Home” from 1977’s self-titled debut album, as well as some modern masterpieces of their most recent albums Can’t Slow Down from 2010 and Acoustique from 2011, all of which are state-of-the-art new recordings featuring Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen.

The Special Edition release is a must-have for all the die-hard Foreigner fans. Produced by noted Foreigner bass guitarist, Jeff Pilson, in December 2013, the bonus disc contains previously unreleased performances of all the hits and fan favourites, recorded from an acoustic show for the German radio station SWR1 in July 2013.

The album precedes Foreigner’s April 2014 UK Tour with special guests Europe and FM, which kicks off Thursday April 3rd at Manchester o2 Apollo, followed by dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Sheffield, Portsmouth, Bristol, London and Wolverhampton.  Tickets can be booked from Live Nation and Ticketmaster.  Foreigner will also play two Irish dates with special guests FM at Dublin Olympia (March 31) and Belfast Waterfront Hall Auditorium (April 1).

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Foreigner – Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein