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Classic Rock in the Age of Internet Memes

The internet is a strange, strange place. What was once a space for more cat videos than you could count on one hand has morphed into a medium that shapes what we see, what we know, and what we feel — although, of course, there are still quite a lot of cat videos online. It's all-encompassing, affecting all the sectors and aspects of modern life in both big and small ways.

Angel - Risen

In all honesty, Angel did exist from 75-81. There were attempts to resurrect the band and compilations and the attempt to get the band restarted in the late 90s (albeit with a different lineup) even released an album under the moniker, which was fair in all honesty. Two decades later another album comes out under the name, featuring Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino and several musicians that have been with them throughout the years.
 

The New Roses - Nothing but Wild

I was a little confused on whether these guys were an offshoot of a British rock band, but a look online revealed them to be a German band, that’s been around for around a decade, touring hard and rocking quite hard as well, with a somewhat weird Southern Twang about all they do… maybe they’re South Germans :D (I didn’t go into which township exactly they’re from)…
 

Michael Kratz releases new single “My Guitar”

Hypnotized Records, in collaboration with Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group, is glad to announce the digital release of “My Guitar”, new official single by Danish westcoast artist, Michael Kratz. The song represents the first studio collaboration by Michael himself & legendary American axeman Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx, Madonna, Peter Cetera, Chicago, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Lionville), who also appears as co-writer of the track together with Cormac Neeson.

Desmond Child – Live

There’s hardly anything that hasn’t already been said about Desmond Child, the “golden child” of a songwriter, responsible for countless hit tunes for the likes of Kiss, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Cher, Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin and many others… many of which topped the charts the world over.

Blade Cisco signs with Art Of Melody Music and announces debut album “Edge of the Blade”

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce the signing of Blade Cisco, for the release of their official debut album, “Edge of the Blade”.

Hailing from Italy, Blade Cisco were formed in 2007 after a meeting of a group of friends, sharing the love and common passion for the music of classic AOR/melodic rock acts just like Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger, Styx, Magnum, Def Leppard and FM.

H.E.A.T announces new studio album “II” - due out in early 2020

H.E.A.T announces release of a brand-new album, titled “II”, early next year. “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"”, states the band.

Status Quo - Backbone

Believe it or believe it not, “Backbone” is Status Quo’s thirty-third album. If one dismisses the acoustic albums they did and the soundtrack – it’s also the first real album in a while and most importantly the first one without Rick Parfitt, who sadly died in 2016.