symphonic rock

Ainur signs with with Rockshots Records

Italy’s progressive rock/metal band Ainur, has just announced the signing of a record deal with Rockshots Records.

Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s opus since a decade and half, Ainur are coming back with a new, majestic project later this year.

The new path was overtaken by a short trailer appeared below, showing up the band’s new look

Currently the band is located at Evolution Recording Studio (Italy), working on the new project with the producer Massimiliano Flak (Sound Storm, Highlord).

Coheed And Cambria share acoustic video for “The Gutter”

Roadrunner Records group Coheed And Cambria have shared a beautiful acoustic version of recent track “The Gutter” on their official YouTube channel.

Watch the acoustic video for “The Gutter” below.

Earlier this week, the band announced their return to the UK as one of the headliners of Bristol’s ArcTanGent festival from 15th-17th August.

Dayslived to release new studio album “Flectar” on April 19th 2019

Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the signing of the Italian progressive metal band Dayslived, joining forces to release the new album “Flectar”.

“Flectar” is the band’s sophomore album and it’s the most progressive and experimental studio work to date, as well as the most ambitious.

Alan Parsons to release new studio album “The Secret” on April 26th 2019

Grammy Award Winning legendary music icon and master of progressive rock, Alan Parsons will return with a new album, “The Secret” on April 26th, 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl.

Today, the first song from the album, entitled “Miracle”, featuring Jason Mraz on vocals, is now available. Listen to the new track below.

Focus - Focus 11

Focus have been around for a loooong time. And while they enjoyed a solid decade from the late 60s to the late 70s after that period – they only sporadically reunited, until resuming typically in 2002 and since then they’ve been doing on strong ever since.
 
“11” is their first proper album of new material in some time, if we discard the best of, anniversary and guest efforts, the actual and spiritual sequel to 2012’s “X”.
 

Focus to release new studio album “Focus 11” on January 25th 2019

The current line-up of Focus, which features Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Menno Gootjes and Udo Pannekeet – completed the new studio album titled “Focus 11” earlier this year and are debuting the CD edition on their November UK Tour.

The 11 track album will be released as a CD, gatefold coloured LP and Download on the band’s own In And Out of Focus Records, via Cherry Red, on January 25th, 2019.

The album features artwork by Roger Dean.

Vision Quest to release debut self titled album on December 14th 2018

Italy’s Vision Quest have signed a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their self-titled debut album!

Vision Quest is a project born many years ago with the purpose of conceiving a “Rock Opera” with melodic rock songs. The band name is inspired by “Vision Quest”, a 1985 American coming-of-age drama film: the soundtrack includes songs from the artists of the “HeyDay” melodic rock era such as Journey, Foreigner, John Waite, Sammy Hagar among the others.

Coheed And Cambria share new song “Old Flames”

Roadrunner Records group Coheed And Cambria have unveiled “Old Flames”, the fourth new track to be released from their highly anticipated LP, “The Unheavenly Creatures”.

“Old Flames”, a swinging pop-rock anthem with barreling piano and sonic nods to the Fifties, is streaming below and on all Digital Service Providers, here.

Within Temptation to release new studio album “Resist” on February 1st 2019

Within Temptation – legendary leaders of dark anthemic music, with a career spanning two decades – have signed a worldwide deal with Universal Music Germany, partnering with Spinefarm Records for North America and the UK.

This joining of forces comes ahead of latest album “Resist”, scheduled for release on December 14th, 2018.