melodic hard rock

Steve Vai and Dreamcatcher Events announce Vai Academy 6.0 – “Finding Your Note” in August 2022

Steve Vai and Dreamcatcher Events have announced Vai Academy 6.0 – “Finding Your Note” will be staged August 4-8, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Featured guests at this year’s gathering include Nuno Bettencourt, Guthrie Govan, Larry Mitchell, Joe Robinson, Billy Sheehan, Yvette Young, plus special guest Tommy Emmanuel.

Land Of Gypsies to release self-titled debut album on December 10th 2021

Frontiers Music Srl is happy to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Land Of Gypsies on December 10th, 2021. Today, the band, featuring vocalist Terry Ilous, gives fans their first look at the album with the release of the single and video for the track “Shattered”. Watch the video below.

Vandenberg announces new lead singer Mats Leven

Vandenberg has announced that Mats Leven will be joining the band as lead singer. The powerhouse vocalist is known for his work with Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass and tours with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, among many other bands. To celebrate this new coming together, they have announced their only show of 2021 with the new line-up at the Planet Rockstock Festival at Trecco Bay, Wales, on Friday 12th November.

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons announce new vocalist Joel Peters for November 2021 UK Tour

After listening to hundreds of audition tapes, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons are proud to welcome Bootyard Bandits vocalist Joel Peters to the fold for their upcoming UK tour.

The band comments: “Joel stood out from the very start. Rehearsals have gone well and we were extremely happy with Joel’s performance at Headbanger’s Balls Fest in Belgium last weekend, so we’ve decided to give him the role for the upcoming UK tour in November”.

Estriver signs licensing deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their debut “Outcry”

Italian Hard Rock band Estriver have signed with Wormholedeath a licensing deal for their new album “Outcry”, due for release on December 10th, 2021.

Estriver deliver the finest hard rock with metal and progressive influences!

Check out an album teaser below.

Tracklist:
1. Nails
2. Belonging
3. To Wish to Have a Human Nature
4. Slavery
5. Human Destiny
6. Primordial
7. March of the Black flags
8. The ManWho Could Fly

The Unity to release new live album “The Devil You Know - Live” on November 12th 2021

Sometimes the seemingly most surprising idea can also be the most obvious: German-Italian melodic metal act The Unity, consisting of Gamma Ray members Henjo Richter (guitar), Michael Ehré (drums) and bandmates Gianbattista Manenti (vocals), Stef (guitar), Jogi Sweers (bass) and Sascha Onnen (keyboards) are set to release their first live album “The Devil You Know - Live” on November 12th, 2021, via Steamhammer/SPV, their very own reaction to the lockdown, which has still not been fully lifted.

Bangkok signs licensing deal with Wormholedeath for new album “Madness”

Argentina based Hard Rockers Bangkok have signed with Wormholedeath a licensing deal for their album “Madness”, which is due for release on November 12th, 2021.

Band statement:
“We are very pleased to sign with Wormholedeath Records and to release the album worldwide! For us is a dream come true. We’ve released 2 albums in Spanish for our market and now we have the opportunity to reach a wider audience with this English version and the worldwide distribution that the label provides”.

Lee Aaron to release new album “Almost Christmas” on November 26th 2021

Canadian powerhouse vocalist Lee Aaron has had a lengthy and musically adventurous career that spans many kinds of different styles like rock, jazz, blues, opera and more.

But there’s one project this multi - Juno nominee had considered often but the timing was never right... A Christmas album.