Swedish melodic hard rock band H.E.A.T have released a new single ‘Rise‘ accompanied by an Official lyric video, taken from the band’s upcoming new album ‘H.E.A.T II‘.

H.E.A.T II‘ is the first album ever to be produced entirely by the band with Jona Tee and Dave Dalone as producers.
This is how we would sound if we made a debut album 2019, hence the title“.

Rise is about uniting and rebel against the powers that be. Whatever that maybe is subjective to the listener.” – H.E.A.T

Line up:

Erik Grönwall – Vocals
Dave Dalone – Guitar
Jimmy Jay – Bass
Jona Tee – Keyboards
Don Crash – Drums

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H.E.A.T announces release of a brand-new album, titled ‘II‘, early next year via earMUSIC. ‘II‘ is the first album ever to be produced entirely by the band with Jona Tee (keyboards) and Dave Dalone (guitar) as producers. “This is how we would sound if we made a debut album 2019, hence the title “II”” – H.E.A.T

The second single – the anthem ‘Rise‘ – is scheduled to be released later this fall.

Rise is about uniting and rebel against the powers that be. Whatever that may be is subjective to the listener.” – H.E.A.T

Earlier this year the band recently released their live album ‘Live At Sweden Rock Festival‘.

Their second ever live recording – and for the first time on video – includes all of the band’s remarkable hymns such as ‘Living On The Run‘, ‘A Shot At Redemption‘ or ‘Bastard Of Society‘. Every song from this setlist is as lively and intoxicating as the next, making this a memorable show that every rock music fan will enjoy.

Line up:

Erik Grönwall – Vocals

Dave Dalone – Guitar

Jimmy Jay – Bass

Jona Tee – Keyboards

Don Crash – Drums

Over the last seven years H.E.A.T has established themselves as the young leading band in the melodic rock scene, both in their homeland Sweden and internationally. They have toured and performed in front of thousands and thousands of fans around the world.

It all started in early 2007 when H.E.A.T was born out of the ashes of two other bands. They began to write songs and started to play every show they could get their hands on. It resulted in a fan base in Sweden and whispers of a new rising star began to radiate abroad.

A few months later a record deal was signed and the first major gigs, as support to the likes of Toto and Mustasch were made.

In April 2008, their self-titled debut album was released and became a massive vitamin injection for the genre and instantly received accolades from both fans and critics worldwide. The release was followed up by immense touring and H.E.A.T played with bands such as Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy and on big festivals like Sweden Rock Festival.

By January 2009, an exciting year in the H.E.A.T history began. First in line was a five week European tour supporting German greats Edguy followed by the Swedish qualifiers for the Eurovision song contest with the song 1000 Miles’ which became a huge hit in Sweden. The first album was re-released bundled with the ‘1000 Miles’ single and touring began all over Sweden.

In late 2009, H.E.A.T entered the studio to begin the recordings of the follow-up ‘Freedom Rock‘. The album was released in May 2010. During the recordings, H.E.A.T began to grow a slight distance to singer Kenny Leckremo. After a tour in England in spring 2010, H.E.A.T and Kenny parted ways.

Determined to not let the band fade into history, the band began the search for a new singer. More than 200 applications came in.

During this time the band got in touch with “Swedish Idol” winner Erik Grönwall who was asked to do a stand-in gig in Sweden. He had to decline due to a busy solo career schedule, although the seed of him becoming singer of a successful rock band had been planted. A couple of weeks later, Jimmy met Erik at a release party and asked him straight forward if at all he was interested in joining. A meeting was set up and hours after the meeting Erik decided that his destiny was within H.E.A.T.

The band instantly began writing songs for what would become their third album, ‘Address the Nation‘,  and together they chose which songs to record from a total of about 30 songs. Through their new label they got in touch with Grammy award winning producer Tobias Lindell and the legendary “Studio Bohus” in Gothenburg. They felt that this truly is the man to deliver the sound of H.E.A.T in the future.

Address the Nation‘ was released in March 2012 worldwide with the epic song ‘Living on the Run’ as the vanguard. A lot of touring and hard work began for the guys and 2012 turned out to be a great year in the H.E.A.T history. They played in every corner of Sweden, including shows at mighty Sweden Rock Festival and Skogsröjet. They played big TV shows and got nominated for a Rockbjörn-award, a big and prestigious award in Sweden. H.E.A.T also recorded their first two music videos, one for ‘Living on the Run’, and one for ‘It’s All About Tonight’.

The Address the Nation circus continued in 2013 and the guys loaded their guns and headed out to conquer Europe. With 10 headline shows in Germany, England and Spain, they proved to the European crowd that they were a top class live act.

In the summer of 2013 H.E.A.T played festivals in Germany with bands like Journey, Whitesnake and Europe and played at the legendary festival Firefest in England. This, together with H.E.A.T breaking new ground in the far east of China with a 10 date tour and the Rockalies-festival in France, marked the end of the Adress the Nation-era and the start of something new…

Despite these hectic two years, the guys still managed to keep the song writing going and in August of 2013, the guys once again entered Studio Bohus with producer Tobias Lindell to record their fourth album entitled: ‘Tearing Down the Walls‘.

With this album H.E.A.T has once again created a great hard rock album with the right blend of melodic and heavy songs. Singer Erik Grönwall about the title:
“Tearing down the walls is about breaking free from your mental walls that are holding you back. Go out there and try new things, don’t let yourself be your own worst enemy. Tear down the walls.”

Tearing down the Walls‘ was released April 11th 2014, and was soon followed by the EP ‘A Shot at Redemption‘. In March 2014, the band supported Scorpions on a European tour.

On Friday 22nd September 2017, H.E.A.T returned in full force with their 5th studio album ‘Into The Great Unknown‘. The band followed the release with a UK and European tour in December 2017.

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Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T have released an Official video for brand new track ‘One By One‘.

There has been much anticipation amongst H.E.A.T fans with regards new material and what direction it would take. H.E.A.T  will be joining next year’s Monsters Of Rock Cruise, their first time aboard and for many American passengers their first time seeing the band.

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Swedish melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T have just released a video For ‘Bastards of Society‘, taken from their brand new album / Blu-ray ‘Live at Sweden Rock Festival‘.

If there is one hard rock band you need to see live, H.E.A.T should make the top of your list. Singer Erik Grönwall’s striking charisma paired with the powerful energy created by the band makes every H.E.A.T concert an extraordinary experience. This was also true for the performance at Sweden Rock festival on June 7th, 2018 which followed their highly acclaimed studio album ‘Into The Great Unknown” (2017) (which Classic Rock UK praised as “the most complete album of their career”).

Their second ever live recording – and for the first time on video – includes all of the band’s remarkable hymns such as ‘Living On The Run‘, ‘A Shot At Redemption‘ or ‘Bastard Of Society‘. Every song from this setlist is as lively and intoxicating as the next, making this a memorable show that every rock music fan will enjoy. Or as H.E.A.T themselves put it: ”We heard the call and answered. Fire and Hard Rock in the night. For our entire career people have been going on about us making a ’DVD/Blu-ray’ and we can finally reveal that we will be releasing ’Live At Sweden Rock Festival’. For those of you who have yet to see us live, this is as close as it gets. So go out and roll around in the garden, get an uneven tan, have 1-20 beers and kick back in your couch for the ultimate festival experience. Happy watching!

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Review: H.E.A.T – Live At Sweden Rock Festival

earMusic July 26th 2019

Reviewer: Dan Mann

If there’s one thing H.E.A.T fans know, this is a band you have to see live! Fronted by the Duracell bunny that is vocalist Eric Grönwall, H.E.A.T always put on a highly energetic and entertaining show, this time captured at the legendary Sweden Rock Festival. It’s unfortunate that the promo supplied is only the audio portion of the album as it’s being released on DVD/Blu-ray, the Blu-ray also containing eight of the band’s Official videos, so I cannot comment on the sound and picture of said discs.

Kicking off with ‘Bastard Of Society‘ from the band’s last studio album ‘Into The Great Unknown‘ your straight away dragged kicking and screaming up to the barrier, the pace not dropping as your taken straight into ‘Late Night Lady‘ off the debut album, this live rendition more pumped and in your face.

You’d think they’d take a slight breather, but the relentless energy continues unabated as ‘Mannequin Show‘ is given the live treatment. I’d like to tell you what Eric’s banter is between songs but my Swedish is basically non-existant and anyway why should a Swedish band at a Swedish festival speak English?

It’s pleasing that H.E.A.T don’t concentrate solely on their latest studio album with a couple of older tracks thrown in, instead they delve into their entire catalogue of songs, energising them to the absolute max. Plus the same is metered out to their cover of Janis Joplin‘s ‘Piece of My Heart‘ slotted on the end of ‘Beg Beg Beg‘.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable live release, my only disapointment apart from not sampling the Blu-ray is the non inclusion of probably my favorite H.E.A.T track ‘Downtown‘, however that is on the ‘Live In London‘ release.

I’ve got a bit of a wait until I see H.E.A.T again, but one thing I do know is they’ll grab next year’s Monsters Of Rock Cruise by the short and curlies and will take no prisoners!

 

 

H.E.A.T are set to release their second live album this July with the release of ‘Live At Sweden Rock Festival‘ on July 26th 2019 via Ear Music. It will be released as a CD+BD Digipak and Digital.

This second live recording, first time on video, includes all of the band’s remarkable hymns such as ‘Living On The Run‘, ‘A Shot At Redemption‘ & ‘Bastard Of Society‘. Every song from this set list is as lively and intoxicating as the next, making this a memorable show that every rock music fan will enjoy.

Or as H.E.A.T themselves put it: ”We heard the call and answered. Fire and Hard Rock in the night. For our entire career people have been going on about us making a ’DVD/Blu-ray’ and we can finally reveal that we will be releasing ’Live At Sweden Rock Festival’. For those of you who have yet to see us live, this is as close as it gets. So go out and roll around in the garden, get an uneven tan, have 1-20 beers and kick back in your couch for the ultimate festival experience. Happy watching!

Tracklisting:

CD / BD

  1. Bastard Of Society
  2. Late Night Lady
  3. Mannequin Show
  4. Redefined
  5. Heartbreaker
  6. Shit City
  7. Beg Beg Beg
  8. Tearing Down The Walls
  9. Eye Of The Storm
  10. Emergency
  11. Inferno
  12. Living On The Run
  13. A Shot At Redemption

Official Music Videos – BD only

  1. It’s All About Tonight
  2. Tearing Down The Walls
  3. Point Of No Return
  4. Living On The Run
  5. Eye Of The Storm
  6. A Shot Of Redemption
  7. Best Of The Broken
  8. Drink Alone

H.E.A.T have also been announced as one of the acts playing the 2020 Monsters Of Rock Cruise.

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Review: H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown

Ear Music (Sept 22nd 2017)

Reviewer: Stephen Brophy 

Swedish Melodic Rockers H.E.A.T have been gaining a huge amount of traction in recent years, with some terrific album releases, a headlining appearance on the opening night of the final Firefest Festival and just a growing reputation as one of the best live acts on the scene. But late last year the announcement was made that Eric Rivers (Guitarist and major force in the band) was leaving which brought a raft of questions with it, this was closely followed by the news that Dave Dalone (Guitar) was to rejoin the band as his replacement. So interesting times ahead and a lot of interest in the direction that the new album was going to take.

Into The Great Unknown‘ features ten tracks, that may sound a bit different to what the band has done before. That of course doesn’t mean there aren’t great songs on here, it’s so very difficult to look past a song like ‘Eye Of The Storm‘ which really is a killer, perhaps showing off some more of Erik’s vocal talents than the more poppy songs. There is a bit of an epic feel to it, building and soaring while at the same time having more mellow moments.  Or take ‘Redefined‘ which to me sounds like it would fit brilliantly to the soundtrack of a movie like The Karate Kid or those of a similar ilk, that sounds a little flippant perhaps but not meant as a slight in any way it’s the intro and feel that just bring me back to that 80’s sound, but the more you listen to this one the more you get from it.

Tracks like ‘Best Of The Broken‘ and ‘Blind Lead The Blind‘ are H.E.A.T through and through and on the other end of the spectrum you have the lead track form the album, ‘Time On Our Side‘ which without any doubt has split a lot of opinion since it was unleashed on the world a little over a month ago, not all of that has been positive either, but for me anyway the more I’ve listened to it the more it’s grown on me, perhaps not the strongest track on show here but interesting and a very different approach.

H.E.A.T are no different to any band, sounds can change as they experiment with different styles and develop, if you look at this bands history there are places where this has occurred, generally with changes to band personnel. The first two albums sound very different to anything with Erik singing, and ‘Tear Down The Walls‘ was a large progression from ‘Address The Nation‘, so we shouldn’t be too surprised in the fact that this new album sounds different again. Not as immediate, perhaps it’s the general flow of the tracks that is different, or the energy.

Musically the band sound great, Dave has fitted back in really well, Crash, Jona and Jimmy are as solid as ever and great backing vocals, Erik vocally continues to smash it, the aggression is still there, ‘Bastard Of Society‘ and ‘Shit City‘, and there’s a still a lot of power in places, this is a really good album, but not 100% convinced everything works together, the band should be applauded for continually exploring new avenues, looking to advance their sound and develop, and this album is still growing on me, but there are also bumps in the road. No doubt there are some new monsters here to be add live, and the next release will be very interesting.

Swedish rock band H.E.A.T have released a music video for their new single ‘Eye Of The Storm‘ to dovetail the release of their long awaited new album ‘Into The Great Unknown on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC.

H.E.A.T start the European leg of their tour in Copenhagen on Monday 30th October and the band will play their first show in the UK in Wolverhampton on Friday 17th November.

Track-listing:

  1. Bastard Of Society
  2. Redefined
  3. Shit City
  4. Time On Our Side
  5. Best Of The Broken
  6. Eye Of The Storm
  7. Blind Leads The Blind
  8. We Rule
  9. Do You Want It?
  10. Into The Great Unknown

 

To dovetail the release of their fifth studio album, H.E.A.T will tour the UK and Europe throughout November. The celebrated Swedish rock band will release their long awaited new album ‘Into The Great Unknown on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC.

The European leg of the tour will start in Copenhagen on Monday 30th October and the band will play their first show in the UK in Wolverhampton on Friday 17th November.

After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.

Into The Great Unknown‘ is the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘Tearing Down The Walls‘.  2012’s successful ‘Address The Nation‘ album was praised worldwide as one of the best albums of the year, and consolidated the H.E.A.T’s growing reputation as the new leading band in hard edged melodic rock. ‘Into The Great Unknown‘ is a rock and roll journey into the great unknown. The album delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for – frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock.

In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song ‘1000 Miles‘. That same year the band’s second album ‘Freedom Rock‘ was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock magazine UK. Since then, they’ve toured all over the world, blowing audiences away with their outstanding live concerts.

H.E.A.T – November 2017 UK And European Tour

Copenhagen DK, Pumpehuset                   Monday 30 October

Hamburg DE, Logo                                           Tuesday 31 October

Berlin DE, Frannz Club                                   Wednesday 1 November

Munich DE, Backstage Halle                       Thursday 2 November

Innsbruck AT, Harley Bar                              Friday 3 November

Milan IT, Legend Club                                    Sunday 5 November

Bilbao ES, Santana 27                                     Tuesday 7 November

Madrid ES, La Riviera                                     Wednesday 8 November

Barcelona ES, Razzmatazz 2                         Thursday 9 November

Paris FR, La Nouveau Casino                       Saturday 11 November

Pratteln CH, Z7                                                  Sunday 12 November

Aschaffenburg DE, Colos-Saal                    Monday 13 November

Vosselaar BE, Biebob                                     Tuesday 14 November

Uden NL, De Pul                                               Wednesday 15 November

Wolverhampton UK, Slade Rooms           Friday 17 November

Glasgow UK, Cathouse                                  Saturday 18 November

Nottingham UK, Rescue Rooms                 Sunday 19 November

London UK, Islington Academy                  Tuesday 21 November

Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T have just released an Official music video for their new single ‘Redefined‘.

‘Redefined‘ is taken from H.E.A.T’sInto The Great Unknown’ album which is released by earMusic on Friday 22nd September.

The song is also available as Spotify single and instant grat on iTunes.

Line-up:
Guitar: Sky Davis (aka Dave Dalone)
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Keyboard: Jona Tee
Drums & Percussion: Crash
Vocals: Erik Grönwall

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