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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Skillet The Unleashed Tour

Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet have expanded ‘The Unleashed Tour‘ with additional stops throughout Europe and Russia this Autumn. The new string of dates will kick off on November 6th in Paris, France and take the band through Europe and Russia before ending on December 9th at the KOKO in London. Red Sun Rising will be joining the band on the international tour.

The tour is in support of Skillet’s first album in three years, Unleashed, which will be released on August 5th.  Tickets and VIP Packages are now open to the public and available for the US Tour dates Here and for European/Russian dates Here

Unleashed is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed, gold-certified 2013 release, Rise. Revolver Magazine recently raved, “…the latest is a gut-punch…” Those who have pre-ordered the album have already received ‘Feel Invincible,’ ‘Back From The Dead’ and ‘Stars’ from the upcoming release.  Another track, ‘I Want To Live‘; has just been made available as an instant download. The 12-track album, still available for pre-order via all digital retailers including iTunes at: Here and at Amazon. The first single ‘Feel Invincible‘ has been moving up the charts now and has been viewed over 6-million times on YouTube.

Akron, OH’s Red Sun Rising will provide support for dates in Europe and Russia. Additional information about the tour is available on the band’s website:

Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more than 11 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified Awake. Their double-platinum single ‘Monster‘ is “the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015” with a total of 57 million plays (and counting) on Spotify and would earn the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music.”  2013’s Rise bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver Loudwire, etc. and was recently certified gold by the RIAA.

Tour  Dates:

November

6th Paris, France – Elysee Montmatre

7th Cologne, Germany – Live Hall

8th Antwerp, Belgium – Trix

10th  Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli

12th Hamburg, Germany – Docks

13th Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio

14th Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall

16th Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers KB*

18th Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset Klubben*

20th Tampere, Finland – Tullikamari*

22nd St. Petersburg, Russia – A2 Green Concert

23rd Moscow, Russia – Park of Legends

27th Warsaw, Poland – Stodola

28th Krakow, Poland – Kwadrat

30th Brno, Czech Republic – Semilasso

December 

2nd Vienna, Austria – Arena

3rd Budapest, Hungary – The Akvarium

4th Prague, Czech Republic – Mala Sportovni Hala

6th Stuttgart, Germany – LKA

7th Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra

8th Luxembourg – Rockhal*

9th London, UK – KOKO

*Red Sun Rising will not be performing in these markets

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Skillet - Unleashed

Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet will release ‘Unleashed‘, their new studio album and follow up to their 2013 release ‘Rise’which bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

The 12-track album, a year in the making, is currently available for pre-order via all digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon. Pre-orders will include an instant download of the debut single ‘Feel Invincible’ Skillet can also be found on Google Play  and streaming on Spotify.

Tracklisting:

01 Feel Invincible

02 Back From The Dead

03 Stars

04 I Want To Live

05 Undefeated

06 Famous

07 Lions

08 Out Of Hell

09 Burn It Down

10 Watching For Comets

11 Saviors Of The World

12 The Resistance

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Kill Ritual - Karma Machine

Kill Ritual have released a video for the track ‘Rise‘, taken from their upcoming album ‘Karma Machine

Karma Machine also marks the debut of new vocalist David Reed Watson, drummer Koryun Bobikyan and bassist Bobby HQ Storm.

The album will be available September 18th.

Tracklisting:

Just A Cut
Rise
The Enemy Inside
The Key
Karma Machine
My Green Room
Kundalini
Land Of The Dead
The Camera’s Eye

Kill Ritual

David Reed Watson – Vocals
Steven D. Rice – Guitar
Koryun Bobikyan – Drums,violin
Bobby HQ Storm – Bass

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