Architect Of Hope

All star metal project Empires Of Eden led by producer / guitarist Stu ‘The Hammer’ Marshall (Death Dealer / Dungeon) have revealed their 2nd extended track video preview, as well as the official lyric video for the title track featuring Primal Fear vocalist Ralf Scheepers from the new upcoming album ‘Architect of Hope’

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2014 has had some superb releases, and it has yet again been a real struggle to narrow it down to only ten releases.

But I eventually managed it and here they are.

Listed in alphabetical order

American Mafia

Brother Firetribe

Dead End Heroes

Jimmy Barnes

Johnny Lima

Mother Road

Philip Sayce

Pretty Maids

Saracen

Virgil & The Accelerators

And a mention to the albums which were almost there –

Bernie Marsden – Shine

Crowsaw – Smoke & Feathers

Danny Bryant – Temperature Rising

Daylight Robbery – Falling Back To Earth

H.E.A.T – Tearing Down The Walls

House Of Lords – Precious Metal

Rival Sons – Great Western Valkerie

There are already some great releases lined up for 2015.

Please support all the bands and artists who help keep music alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kantation have released a video for the track ‘Power & the Glory’ (Saxon Cover)

The track is taken from the band’s second album ‘Nephilim’ which will be released January 23rd 2015. You can pre-order the album here

Members:

Nano Lugo – guitars

Brian Kairullah – bass

Martin DeBourge – vocals

Vinny Galore – drums

Jeremy Jimison – guitar

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Level Eleven

Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singers/ songwriters in Sweden today. Beside LAD he has since 2006 been the front man in the Swedish super group Secret Service on live tours all over the world.

He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company together with XTC Productions came up with the idea of putting him together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning for an album project.

Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame were asked if they were interested to join, which they did and the band Last Autumn’s Dream was born.

Their self titled debut album resembled the best Scandinavian melodic rock heritage, but also added a distinctive Fair Warning influence coming from Malecek’s guitar playing.

The band lost 3/5’s of their members due to the comeback of Europe. So from their second album great musicians like bassist Marcel Jacob (Talisman) tragically died and was replaced by Nalley Påhlsson (Treat, Therion) and finally drummer Jamie Borger (Talisman, Treat, Secret Service) joined the band.

Andy Malecek unfortunately decided to leave the band in 2014 because of personal reasons and is now replaced by Peter “Pac” Söderström, a genius guitar player that earlier used to add rhythm guitars to the band’s previous albums.

Album number 11 “Level Eleven” will be released in Japan in December 2013 and in Europe in February 2013 and proposes as usual the combination of classic rock references with modern sound.

All albums recorded at XTC Studios in Stockholm. Executive producer Ulf Wahlberg (Secret Service).

Soundclips:

LAST AUTUMNS DREAM – Follow Your Heart (Edit)

LAST AUTUMNS DREAM – I’ll Be There 4 U (Edit)

LAST AUTUMNS DREAM – Kiss Me (Edit)

Track list: 1.

Kiss Me

2. Follow Your Heart

3. Fight The World

4. I’ll B There 4 U

5. Losing You

6. Go Go Go – Get Ready For The Show

7. Delirious

8. Made Of Stone

9. Stick Around

10. Star

11. PLZ (+ hidden track)

Line-up:
Mikael Erlandsson – vocals
Jamie Borger – drums
Nalley Pahlsson – bass
Peter Söderström – guitars

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“They craft near-perfect garage-rock songs to hang the thrills and frills from.” – Kerrang!
“A powerhouse of big riffed rock ‘n’ roll” – Q Magazine
“..a cavalcade of fuzzy, hulking riffs, swinging psychedelic grooves and hollered vocals” – Mojo

“Sun kissed psychedelia and irresistible hooks, with the band’s soul, funk and blues influences thrust joyously to the fore… If you thrilled to the Black Keys it’s time to meet your new favourite band” – The Guardian
“..sheer unadultarated greatness” Classic Rock (#1 Album Of The Year 2014)
Long Beach, California’s Rival Sons are currently winding up the UK leg of their European tour, and are delighted to announce they will be heading back in March and April 2015 which will see them headline the prestigious Roundhouse in London.  Tickets go on sale THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014 – 10AM.

The band recently performed on Later With Jools Holland, following another TV appearance in the USA on the Late Show with David Letterman and   phenomenal performance at the star-studded Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards in LA.  They also fitted in a last minute support slot with Lenny Kravitz at Wembley Arena.

With elements of psychedelia and more than a nod to soul the new Rival Sons album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ received rave reviews when it was released earlier this year. It was rated the No.1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine as well as hitting the Top 20 albums of the year in Kerrang magazine. This, their fifth record in as many years saw the band yet again recording live in Nashville, using 50’s gear borrowed from Sun studios , acknowledging their heritage, but always having their eyes and ears focussed on the 21st Century.

There will be a new Rival Sons single in January 2015. ‘Good Things’  is a stroll through the land of possibilities that highlights the soulful melodies of enigmatic singer Jay Buchanan, shows off the signature guitar tones of Scott Holiday whilst the powerhouse rhythm section of Michael Miley on drums and the sultry grooves of Dave Beste on bass pin the whole song down.

March 2015

Sat 28 Leeds Academy, UK

Sun 29 Liverpool Academy, UK

Mon 30 Glasgow Academy, UK

April 2015

Wed 1    London Roundhouse, UK

Fri 3        Nottingham Rock City, UK

Sat 4       Southampton, Guildhall UK

Great Western Valkyrie, is available now and stormed into the charts around the world upon its release.  Available on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at http://www.earache.com/rs14 – or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/rivalsons-iTunes

Official site – http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter – http://twitter.com/rivalsons

Profane And The Sacred

UK Stoner rockers Profane And The Sacred have released a video for ‘From The Top’

Featuring gigantic doom laden riffs that unashamedly smother you in nostalgia but waste no time in lacing prog tinged instrumental breakdowns into a 5 minute musical journey. Showcasing time progressions that shift gears but never let up on the momentum and allowing the rapsy, gritty vocals of singer Luke Alleeson to cover the organic soundtrack with a warning to all in the song’s lyrical content.

The band release their debut album ‘Chapter 1 : A Long Time Coming’  on 23rd February 2015 via Cargo Records.

Profance And The Sacred are:
Luke Alleeson – Vocals / guitars
Rick Spooner – Guitars
Rob Taylor – Bass guitar
Kieran Smith – Drums

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Links:
www.profaneandthesacred.co.uk
www.facebook.com/profaneandthesacreduk
www.twitter.com/profanebanduk

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When you hear the name The Storyteller – you become curious and full of expectations. It´s a name that obligates and demands a lot from the bearer.

This majestic Swedish metal band, formed in the city of Gävle at the end of the 1990´s, hasn´t failed in either fulfilling all expectations or delivering the goods. The Storyteller´s musical style can, a bit simplified, be described as “Traditional Power Metal, with influences from medieval folk music”. The debut album came in the year of 2000, and was instantly in the top 3 of Japan’s importlist. It also did very well at home in Sweden. A good rating. Raving reviews from all magazines / websites were received and as the icing on the cake – Japans greatest Metal-Magazine “Burrn!” gave The Storyteller the best possible review!

All this was of course very promising for the future. The Storyteller almost took off before they had started! Everything just went on, with another three albums and one mini album. Each one building the band’s reputation and while ensuring that the old fan base was still there, it also secured the regrowth of a new and larger audience.

During 2000-2006 The Storyteller played and performed frequently and was a highly esteemed name at most big national festivals, such as Sweden Rock Festival, Gates Of Metal, Umeå Open Metal Festival, 2000 Decibel, Motala Metalfestival etc. The band was headlining the event “Gävle Cityfest” in 2006, right at their hometurf. A huge success of course.

The Storyteller has during the years toured with bands like Helloween, Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Bruce Kulick, Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius, among many others.

Between 2006-2012, the bands indisputable leader and front figure – L-G Persson – put The Storyteller on hold. Eventually he felt the time was right to reunite the band for a few shows. This brought the urge and inspiration back to the band, and a decision was made that the reunion would be permanent . Just before the preparations for The Storyteller´s fifth album, one of the founding members decided to quit, and a new line-up was born:

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L-G Persson – Vocals

Martin Hjerpe -Drums

Jacob Wennerqvist -Guitar

Marcus Backlund -Guitar

Hank Branneryd – Bass
The album “Dark Legacy” came as a proof of the reunion and was very well received. It did really prove that the fans from before were still “safe & sound”, and also that a totally new wave of fans had appeared. During 2014 The Storyteller has recorded their next grand studio album – “Sacred Fire” ! This record comes as a statement: The Storyteller is now here to stay! To reclaim their well deserved position as one of the top-acts in Swedish Power Metal. The fairytale that The Storyteller started to tell fifteen years ago, seems to be a never ending story – so hold on, because this is the time for the fantastic continuation!

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