NEWS

This month with news from: X-Romance.

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::: X-ROMANCE release “Voices From The Past” on May 24th, 2019 via AOR Heaven!”

      

X-ROMANCE was initially a project starting in 2015 as an offspring to the original band ROMANCE from 1988 founded by Anders "LA" Rönnblom & Thomas Widmark. In the fall of 2015, Anders was going through a box of old tapes and found the old ROMANCE recordings. He called up Thomas and because he thought that these tapes were too good to be put in a box and stored in a closet. In the following time, they went through all the tracks and re-recorded them. Widmark started to look for musicians in the Stockholm area. There were no problems to find guys who wanted be a part of this project; it was rather harder to find the right guys for the job.

X-ROMANCE consists of an experienced line-up with musicians with a lot of experience in the music industry who now have come together to deliver this fresh Melodic AOR masterpiece called “Voices From The Past”.

The album was recorded and mixed at REFLECTION SOUNDS STUDIO, Stockholm and engineered and produced by Tomas Rosenberg & Thomas Widmark. Mastered by Tomas Rosenberg, REFLECTION SOUNDS STUDIO, Stockholm 

ANDREAS NOVAK - Vocals (House Of Shakira)

ANDERS LA RÖNNBLOM - Bass guitar (Killer Bee)

THOMAS WIDMARK - Keyboard

FREDRIK TJERNELD - Lead & Rhythm Guitar

MIKAEL DAHLIN - Lead & Rhythm Guitar (Killer Bee)

KENTA KARLBOM - Drums (Goatess)



Lyric video “You And I”: https://youtu.be/wX8I0Tr6Luc

Soundfiles in advance:

X-ROMANCE - Lonely (Edit)

X-ROMANCE - Over And Over (Edit)

X-ROMANCE - Total Madness (Edit)

Web:  https://www.facebook.com/officialXromance/

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Haulix: will be provided this afternoon (CET)

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The Greek heavy/power metal band DIVINER just released a music video for "Heaven Falls", the first single from their new album "Realms of Time".

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/_QN28AXXGvY

"Realms of Time" will be released on June 7th via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, LP and digital.

"Realms of Time" was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex. Septic Flesh), mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica,  Korpiklaani).

The album show improvements on every level since the band's debut album and the album won't leave fans of heavy and power metal disappointed. The album is heavy, melodic and epic and it’s full of energy, power and emotion. Follow Diviner into the Realms of Time!

"Realms of Time" track listing:

  1. Against The Grain
  2. Heaven Falls
  3. Set Me Free
  4. The Earth, The Moon, The Sun
  5. Cast Down In Fire
  6. Beyond The Border
  7. King Of Masquerade
  8. Time
  9. The Voice From Within
  10. Stargate

Diviner is:

Yiannis Papanikolaou - Vocals

George Maroulees - Guitar

Kostas Fitos - Guitar

Herc Booze - Bass

Fragiskos Samoilis - Drums

 

"Realms of Time" artwork: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/diviner_artwork_2019.jpg

Diviner band photo: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/diviner_2019.jpg

 

Diviner online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/divinermetalband

 

Ulterium Records online

Website: http://www.ulterium-records.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ulteriumrecords

The Greek heavy/power metal band DIVINER will release their new album "Realms of Time" on June 7th via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, LP and digital! We will handle the PR for this release in Germany, Austria & Switzerland!

     

The band's debut album "Fallen Empires" was released in November 2015 and received very good reviews and feedback from around the world. After the release of the album the band played many shows and big festivals in Greece and also in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland, and became known for being a great and energetic live band gaining a strong following.

Diviner entered Devasoundz Studios in Athens last year to record their new album "Realms of Time". The final result show improvements on every level since the band's debut album and the album won't leave fans of heavy and power metal disappointed. The album is heavy, melodic and epic and it’s full of energy, power and emotion. Follow Diviner into the Realms of Time!

"Realms of Time" was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex. Septic Flesh), mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica,  Korpiklaani).

"Realms of Time" track listing

  1. Against The Grain
  2. Heaven Falls
  3. Set Me Free
  4. The Earth, The Moon, The Sun
  5. Cast Down In Fire
  6. Beyond The Border
  7. King Of Masquerade
  8. Time
  9. The Voice From Within
  10. Stargate

Diviner is:

Yiannis Papanikolaou - Vocals

George Maroulees - Guitar

Kostas Fitos - Guitar

Herc Booze - Bass

Fragiskos Samoilis - Drums

 

"Realms of Time" artwork: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/diviner_artwork_2019.jpg

Diviner band photo: http://www.ulterium-records.com/promo/diviner_2019.jpg

 

Diviner online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/divinermetalband

 

Ulterium Records online

Website: http://www.ulterium-records.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ulteriumrecords
 

This month with news from: Mike Machine and Midnite City

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:::MIKE MACHINE release debut album “Alive" on April 26th, 2019 via AOR Heaven!”

     

MIKE MACHINE was formed in November 2017 in Piteå, Sweden by front man and songwriter Michael Löfqvist (Cryonic) plus Crazze Crantz and Johnny O’dee from the new line-up of Cryonic. The band was previously known as the power metal band Cryonic who’ve released several albums through the years. MIKE MACHINE now is inspired by more 80s rock/glam styles in a modern way and boiled down the band to four members. The group had been working on a couple of new songs which were released as an EP in May 2017. The Swedes has made really good experiences with their  live performance and love to kick ass and blow your brain out on stage. MIKE MACHINE also appears on a heavy metal sampler album released in Europe 2017 with the song called “No More”.

The plan was to release a full album as soon as possible. Mike Machine produced the album "Alive" in Piteå North of Sweden in a village called Sikfors in 2018. The band recorded all songs, mixed and mastered "Alive" in the studio "ITG Studio" with Tommy Eliasson. Finally, they signed a record deal with AOR Heaven from Germany in November 2018. 

Line-up: Mike - Lead vocals; Mikael - Lead guitar; Crazze – Bass; Johnnny O’dee - Drums

Mike Machine’s "Alive" video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/YULqm97Gzmo

Soundfiles in advance:

MIKE MACHINE - Fight To Survive (Edit)

MIKE MACHINE - In Your Dream (Edit)

MIKE MACHINE - It's My Life (Edit)

Web:  https://www.facebook.com/Mikemachineofficial/

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Haulix: available from March 8th, 2019

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::: MIDNITE CITY announce UK tour dates; Atlas support act! :::

MIDNITE CITY with supports: Devilfire & Atlas

01.06. UK-Bradford, Trash

06.06. UK-Stoke, Eleven

07.06. UK-Nottingham, Alberts

14.06. UK-Cannock, The Station

15.06. UK-Crumun, The Patriot

22.06. UK-Grimsby, The Yardbirds

Festivals:

16.03. UK-HRH AOR Festival

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midnitecityuk

Current album: “There Goes The Neighbourhood” (2018, AOR Heaven)

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This month with news from: Echoes, Floating Worlds, Lugnet, MASS, Qantice, Tarchon Fist, and a tour date update.

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::: Next release: QANTICE – The Anastoria – out April 26th, 2019! :::

Qantice is more than your average virtuoso symphonic metal band. Its sci-fi saga encompasses both a story and the craziest sci fi/fantasy movie atmospheres. Enriched by a violinist and various traditional instruments, the sound of the French quintet is unique in this scene.

     

On their previous album “The Phantonauts”, Qantice had gathered prestigious names like PelleK (3 million subscribers on YouTube) as lead vocalist, Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) or Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land). Then, in 2016, the band recruited Swedish singer David Akesson (Aldaria, Vivaldi Metal Project, Six Foot Six, ex Moonlight Agony) to share the stage with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody on their European tour, and then Myrath in Paris.

Thanks to a lineup strengthened by touring together, the band’s chemistry is stronger than ever, making this third album their most epic and collaborative effort yet. With Kevin Codfert (Adagio, Myrath) on production and many surprises such as Italian opera tenor Riccardo Cecci from L T’s Rhapsody, here’s a new offering of pure epicness, served by the biggest orchestras and choirs ever deployed in a Qantice album.

Line-up:

David Åkesson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Trumpet; Tony Beaufils: Guitars, Banjo, Bouzouki, Synths and Orchestration; Alexandra Laya: Violin; Christine Lanusse: Bass; Aurélien Joucla: Drums

Guests:

Riccardo Cecci: Vocals on Fractal Universe, Krooner; Dimitri Halby: Transverse Flute on Little Knight's Oath; John Lang: Uilleann pipe on Rivers Can't Fly; Justine Descamps: Oboe on Timeline Tragedy; Arnaud Condé: Flute on Cosmic Sway; Bassoon on Cosmic Sway, Fractal Universe; Kevin Codfert: Piano on Without a Hero, Mad Clowns; Tomaz Boucherifi-Kadiou: Bombarde on Timeline Tragedy

Web: www.facebook.com/qanticeofficial

Formats: CD and digital

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Haulix: available now

Release date: April 26th, 2019

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::: MASS – PR start for “Still Chained”! :::

The PR campaign for the comeback album “Still Chained” by German Hard Rock veterans MASS now has started! Please request the title if you haven’t done this yet. The band also is available for interviews!

    

Founded in 1973 with an international line-up (from Germany, Switzerland, USA), MASS in their prime time played about 180 gigs in clubs and at  festivals every year all over Europe. They sold over 200.000 albums and received radio airplay all over the continent. The album „Slaughter House“ (1979) hit the top 5 of the Greek album charts. A few years later, the readers of a famous German Hard Rock magazine voted MASS on # 4 of the best German Metal Bands after the Scorpions, Accept and Warlock. But fate doesn’t care about glory or fame. Just like so many musicians at the time, they had to pay the price for an excessive Rock’ n Roll lifestyle which resulted in the breakup of the band in 1987.

The band returns on April 26th, 2019 with their brand new studio album “Still Chained”.

Next live dates:

26.04. D-Regensburg, Tiki Beat

13.09. D-Wurz, Storm Crusher Festival

Web: www.mass-rock.com

Formats: CD & digital

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Haulix: available now

Release date: April 26th, 2019

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::::FLOATING WORLDS return with new album “Battleship Oceania” on May 17th, 2019! :::

FLOATING WORLDS are pleased to announce the release of our third album entitled “Battleship Oceania” via Pride & Joy Music, on May 17th 2019.

     

The album consists of 12 songs and narrates the story of a legendary battleship and its crew, who both turned into a horrifying floating ghost, after the assignment of a mission that proved to be fatal.

Through the unexpected revelations and events that take place as the story unfolds, the listeners take a close look at the ugly face of war, the manipulations of vain people interested in power and money and the obscure role of global media but they also have the opportunity to witness the self-sacrifice for the greater good, the sincere repentance and the greatness of forgiveness.

The album was recorded and mixed at “CFN Recordings Studio” by Dion Christodoulatos. Mastering was held by Nasos Nomikos at “Vu Productions Mastering Studio”. Front cover was designed by Virginia Kakava and booklet was designed by Costas Capayannidis.

Tracklist:

  1.  Oceania,  2.  Sailing In History, 3.  New Mission, 4.  The Empire Of The Media, 5.  The Curse,  6.  Retribution, 7.  Game Of Thrones, 8.  Captain Evil,  9.  The Last Goodbye, 10. Devine Love, 11. Eternal Sleep, 12. Island Of Dreams

Web: https://www.facebook.com/FloatingWorldsGR

Haulix: end of March/ early April

Release date: May 17th, 2019

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::: ECHOES release trailer for “Live From The Dark Side”! :::

On March 15th, 2019 Germany’s finest PINK FLOYD tribute Band ECHOES will release their new 2-CD, Blu-ray, DVD and Box Set “Live From The Dark Side” which was filmed last year at Rock Of Ages Festival in Germany.

Check out the brand new trailer here: https://youtu.be/mMAo2cseolg

During the event, ECHOES were joined on stage by the guests Geoff Tate (Operation Mindcrime), Michael Sadler (Saga) and Midge Ure (Ultravox).

Web: www.echoes.de

Formats: 2-CD, Blu-ray, DVD, digital & box

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Haulix (audio): available now

Release date: March 15th, 2019

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::: New signing: TARCHON FIST from Italy!”

pic by: Stefano "Steve" De Guglielmo

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC welcomes a new signing on board: Italian Heavy Metal band TARCHON FIST! The band was founded in 2005 on the ashes of 80’s Metal band RAIN by Lvcio Tattioni (guitars) and just has finished the recordings for their fourth studio album called “Apocalypse” which will be released in Summer 2019. Stay tuned for more news on this band soon and check out a live video from their most recent appearance at Wacken Open Air here:

Tarchon Fist are:

Mirco “Ramon” Ramondo – Lead Vocals; Luciano “Lvcio” Tattini – Guitars and Vocals; Sergio “Rix” Rizzo – Guitars and Vocals; Marco “Wallace” Pazzini – Bass Guitars and Vocals; Giacomo “Jack” Lauretani – Drums

Web: www.tarchonfist.com

New album: Apolcalypse (to be released in August 2019)

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:::LUGNET hit the Swedish vinyl chart “Nightwalker”!:::

On February 1st, 2019 Swedish 70’s Hard Rock band LUGNET hit the official sales chart in their native country Sweden on #10 for the first time with the vinyl version of the “Nightwalker” release!

The band thrives on new singer Johan Fahlbergs (Jaded Heart) voice with immense power and range. The extraordinary driving rhythm section consists of bass player Lennart "Z" Zethzon (Badge) and drummer Fredrik Jansson (Angel Witch, ex Witchcraft). New guitar player Matti Norlin adds (Badge and solo artist) a great bluestone, together with heavy guitar riffs from Marcus "Mackan" Holten.

Check out the video for the track “Begging’” here: https://youtu.be/3c6_9BjfkqA

Web: www.lugnetrock.com

Formats: CD, LP and digital

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Haulix: available

Release date: January 25th, 2019

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::: TOUR DATES :::

BORN AGAIN

15.03. F-Besancon, PDZ

CRYSTAL TEARS

25.07.-27.07.2019 D-Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Headbanger’s Open Air

ECHOES

15.03. D-Erfurt, Das Brett

16.03. D-Neuruppin, Kulturkirche

30.03. D-Forst, Alex-Hiber-Forum

12.04. D-Bonn, Harmonie

27.04. D-Hagen, Stadthalle

11.05. D-Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal

21.06. D-Kranichfeld, Freilichtbühne

29.06. D-Nürnberg, Serenadenhof

29.07. D-Calw, Klostersommer

31.07. D-Klingenberg/Main, Clingenburg

02.08. D-Magdeburg, Seebühne

11.08. D-München, Brunnenhof der Residenz

22.09. D-Hanau, Amphitheater 

11.10. D-Wendlingen, Zeltspektakel

12.10. D-Mörfelden, Bürgerhaus

25.10. D-Zweibrücken, Festhalle

26.10. D- Saarlouis, Theater am Ring

31.10. D-Landshut, Sparkassenarena

09.11. D-Vallendar, Stadthalle

16.11. D-Zwickau, Stadthalle

22.11. D-Osnabrück, Rosenhof

06.12. D-Landau, Universum

07.12. D-Rastatt, Badnerhalle

  

LIONCAGE

13.03. D-Hamburg, Logo

05.04. D-Steinbruch, Duisburg

04.05. D-Hamburg, Maria’s Ballroom

18.05. D-Aldenhoven, Rockheaven

LUGNET

10.08. SE-Tungelsta/Stockholm, Trädgårdsrocken Festival

MASS

24.06. D-Regensburg, Tiki Beat

13.09. D-Wurz, Storm Crusher Festival

SECRET RULE (with supports: Astray Valley & Blackdraft)

26.04. D-Mörlenbach, Live Music Hall

27.04. D-Leipzig, Hellraiser

28.04. D-Hamburg, Bambi Galore

29.04. D-Oberhausen, Kulttempel

30.04. NL-Breda, Sound Dog

01.05. F-Paris, Le Klub

02.05. B-Bree, Ragnarok Live Club

03.05. B-Eernegem, B52

04.05. F-Pagney-Derriere Barine, Chez Paulette

08.06. ESP-Alameda (Malaga), Camorock

SPIRAL KEY

27.04. BE-Paal, t.b.a.

28.04. NL-Rotterdam, t.b.a.

SQUEALER & SEBASTIEN

22.03. D-Neukirchen (Knüll), Sägewerk (35th Squealer band anniversary show)

30.03. D-Waldbronn (near Karlsruhe), Soundcheck One

THE SOUL EXCHANGE

01.06. SE-Grytholmen, Music Festival

  

VICE

27.04. D-Markt Wald, Roc N Loc Festival

  

VIVALDI METAL PROJECT

22.03.19 BUL-Sofia, Mixtape 5

28.06.19 NL-Dokkem Open Air Festival

 

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