melodic rock

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.

The Black Moods sign to FM Music Management

The Black Moods have entered into a management deal with FM Music Management. They have joined FM Music Management’s impressive roster which includes Nonpoint, Adelitas Way, Through Fire, SHIM, Kataklysm, Royal Bliss, Deadset Society, Keith Wallen, Spoken and more.

The band is currently #37 on the rock chart with their single “Bella Donna” and have announced a special show on January 17th at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. The band will also be attending NAMM 2019.

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”.

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.

Backyard Babies to release new studio album “Sliver & Gold” on March 1st 2019

Legendary Swedish rockers Backyard Babies are back! More than three years after their last studio album “Four by Four”, Nicke, Dregen, Johan and Peder are about to celebrate their upcoming 30th anniversary in style with a brand new record entitled “Sliver & Gold”, which is set to be released on March 1st, 2019, via Century Media Records.

Imperial State Electric nominated for Swedish Grammy Award

Imperial State Electric have been nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award for their “Anywhere Loud” album which came out on Psychout Records/ Sound Pollution in February 2018 and crashed the Swedish national charts at Number 1 on release!

The band stated:
“We were stoked to hear our double live record "Anywhere Loud" was nominated Best Rock Album in the Swedish Grammis 2019! The award ceremony will be on February 7th. In the meantime, hope you all have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!”...
 

King Zebra release music video for new single “Like a Hurricane”

Swiss hard rock band King Zebra - featuring Eric St. Michaels (ex-China) on vocals - have released a new digital single and music video for the song “Like a Hurricane”, taken from their forthcoming EP. The video can be viewed below.

The track was recorded & mixed by V.O. Pulver (Gurd, Poltergeist) at Little Creek Studio and mastered by Dan Suter (Krokus, Shakra, Eluveitie) at Echochamber.