hard & heavy

Michael Schenker Fest kick off recording process for new studio album

In 2016, guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker put together Michael Schenker Fest, a tour featuring former Michael Schenker Group vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the McAuley Schenker Group. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of the McAuley Schenker Group.

Full House Brew Crew release new music video for “Cannot Be Judged”

Greek Groove Metallers Full House Brew Crew featuring a Rotting Christ member in their ranks, have released a new music video for “Cannot Be Judged”, the track is taken from their monstrous second album “Me Against You”.

The video can be viewed below.

The video was directed by Leonidas Michelopoulos.

Doro to release new EP “Backstage to Heaven” on March 8th 2019

2018 was an exciting year for Doro, having released her very successful debut double album “Forever Warriors, Forever United” on top of completing the first leg of her world tour, which included some killer performances in the UK - at Bloodstock Festival straight after Judas Priest plus some hugely popular shows with Saxon.

John Sykes signs with Golden Robot Records and announces new solo album

Golden Robot Records is very proud to have signed guitar legend and incredible songwriter John Sykes.

John is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who has played with Street-fighter, Tygers Of Pan Tang, John Sloman’s Badlands, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder. Sykes co-wrote the majority of the songs on Whitesnake’s 1987 self-titled album with David Coverdale. John is also a successful solo artist releasing five solo and live albums ranging from the critically acclaimed “Nuclear Cowboy” to “Loveland”.

Öblivïon announce band name change to Kingcrown

French Power Metal band, Öblivïon, (feat. former Nightmare members) has changed their name to Kingcrown. Öblivïon is dead… Long live the Kingcrown!

Kingcrown says: “We believe that this new name is perfectly fitting to the epic and majestic theme of our lyrics and music! Kingcrown is standing strong and is ready to fight on the metal planet, face to face, eye to eye. The Adventure continues!”...

Bloody Times release lyric video for “Fort Sumter”

German heavy metal band, Bloody Times, have released a new lyric video for “Fort Sumter”, the song is taken of their new album “On a Mission”, due out on January 11th, 2019, which also features Ross The Boss (ex-Manowar), John Greely (ex-Iced Earth) and Raphael Saini (eX-Iced Earth).

Check out the lyric video for “Fort Sumter” below.

Tremonti

Hi Eric, I’m glad to have you on Grande Rock. The new Tremonti album “A Dying Machine” is truly astonishing and most say that is Tremonti’s best work to date. What’s your say?
 
E: Thank you so much!! I really feel the same.”A Dying Machine” is my favorite out of the four we’ve done so far... we had a lot of fun making it!
 
 

Sunflower Dead - C O M A

When California based quintet came out with their first two albums, the 2012 self-titled debut “Sunflower Dead”, and the 2015 release “Time to Get Weird”, they established themselves as an up and coming heavy weight band. With their constant touring in support of those albums and their theatrical makeup and stage show they built up their fanbase. With some upheaval in the band, and a new record on the horizon, it was time for a new direction. They ditched their makeup and refocused their sound to match their new look.

Holter - Vlad the Impaler

Holter is the project that initially was known as “Dracula: Swing of Death” an album that saw a collaboration between a couple of ex-members of Norwegian glam merchants Wig Wam (whose bassist however has always also held membership in Artch – so they’re also versed in pure heavy metal as well) with the celebrated Jorn Lande.