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Unruly Child to release new studio album “Big Blue World” on August 9th 2019

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Unruly Child band​’s seventh studio album, entitled “Big Blue World”, on August 9th, 2019.

Check out the lyric video for the first single, “Living in Someone Else’s Dream”, from the new album, below.

Maryan releases music video for debut single “Like A Dragonfly”

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce the digital release of “Like A Dragonfly”, official debut single of female AOR vocalist, Maryan.

The song, written by Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti & Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (with the support of British novelist Peter Darley in the lyrics department), talks about a sadly widespread problem in today’s society.

Watch the video for “Like A Dragonfly” below.

The Night Flight Orchestra working on new studio album

Swedish classic/progressive rock super-group The Night Flight Orchestra have announced that they have begun the recording process for the successor of 2018’s  “Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough”.

The band is currently working on the as of yet untitled album at Nordic Sound Labs using the same drum kit that was used during the recordings of ABBA’s 1980 mega album “Super Trouper”!

Black Star Riders to release new studio album “Another State of Grace” on September 6th 2019

Nuclear Blast are delighted to announce the release of Black Star Riders new studio album “Another State of Grace” on September 6th, 2019.

The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future.

You can also get their new single “Another State of Grace”, here.

Tesla - Shock

Tesla was one of the coolest bands that came out of the 80s as they managed to combine the big 80s hard rock sound with a more rootsy attitude and rough and ready sound and managed to differentiate them from most of the hair metal (product) bands that ultimately imploded just as soon as the new decade was in. They did take a short hiatus in the 90s as the rock scene pretty much dead but reunited as the new millennium came about, releasing albums infrequently (if one discards the many live and cover efforts) but touring religiously.

H.E.A.T to release “Live at Sweden Rock Festival” will be released on July 26th 2019

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”).

Hardline - Life

Well, Hardline started pretty much as a band of the two Gioeli brothers and through the years has featured some fine musicians, including misters Castronovo & Schon best know from Journey, as well as Josh Ramos and Joey Tafola, among others. Still in recent years, the band has revolved around Johnny Gioeli, who was rather busy this past year and Alessandro Del Vecchio, a guy who writes, arranges and produces a ton of stuff for Frontiers, the label that Hardline belongs to.
 

Fortune - II

Fortune… a band that’s been a going concern since before I was born in the tail end of the seventies and a band that with its “definite” lineup would be responsible for one of the best, if not the best AOR/Melodic Rock albums of all time with their eponymous 1985 effort.
 
Now, knowing how good that album is, it’s almost impossible to top it, but I half expected the band to come close to how good they were. Obviously more than 30 years have passed since then but time, what is time?! Really…