The Swedish melodic metal band METALITE just released a music video for "Afterlife", the first single from their debut album "Heroes In Time". The music video was directed by 11Frames Productions [Hammerfall, The Unguided].

Link to the music video:

"Heroes In Time" will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

"Heroes In Time" is an impressive debut album filled with melodic and memorable songs, crowned with the strong and emotional vocals by vocalist Emma Bensing as well as a powerful production by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Evergrey]. The album should be perfect for fans of bands like Beyond The Black, Dynazty and Amaranthe!


The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Leah, Korpiklaani] and guest appearances on the album includes Fraser Edwards [Ascension] and Jakob Svensson [Wigelius].

"Heroes In Time" track listing

01. Afterlife

02. Purpose of Life

03. Nightmare

04. The Hunter

05. Heroes in Time

06. Power of Metal

07. Over and Done

08. The Light of Orion

09. In The Middle of the Night

10. Black Horse Rider

11. The Great Force Within Us

"Heroes In Time" artwork:

Metalite band photo:

Metalite on Facebook:

Inner Wound Recordings online



PR in Germany, Austria & Switzerland: through us

German AOR/Melodic Rock label AOR Heaven will release two more genre highlights on October 20th, 2017. Hailing from Sweden are CODE RED, a new group around singer/song-writer Ulrick Lönnqvist (song-writer for Jim Jidhed, Creye, Mad Invasion and Find Me). MIDNITE CITY is a new band formed by Tigertailz frontman and former Vega, Steevi Jaimz and Teenage Casket Company member and songwriter Rob Wylde.

Please check out the basic information and some sound clips for both bands below. The album PR via Haulix will start tomorrow.


Product: Code Red – Incendiary

Release date: 20.10.2017

Label: AOR Heaven

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Lead singer Ulrick Lönnqvist initially started out with the band Sahara who released a self-titled album in 2001 on AOR Heaven. Since then he has mainly been working as a song-writer and co-writer for different bands all around Sweden, i.e. with Hal Marabel (Bad Habit), Morgan Jensen (Swedish Erotica), Jake E (Amaranthe), Michael Palace (Palace) and Andreas Gullstrand (Creye) to name a few. So the seed to the new project and band CODE RED was planted many years ago in fact, when colleagues and partners became close friends.

During 2016 while Lönnqvist was co-writing songs for the new albums with Jim Jidhed, Creye, Mad Invasion and Find Me, producer Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Find Me) approached to him and suggested that he really should record an album of his own. It was never Lönnqvist's ambition to be a solo artist, but Flores convinced him and wanted to produce the album. The singer teamed up with co-writers Morgan Jensen (Swedish Erotica) and Michael Palace (Palace, Big Time), and along with lead guitarist Oscar Bromvall (Palace, Erika) and keyboard player Kaspar Dahlqvist (Shadowquest, Dionysus) the line-up was complete. CODE RED was born.

It felt like a natural step to approach Georg Siegl at AOR Heaven, and he believed in the songs and CODE RED right from the start. The band recorded their debut album during the spring of 2017 at Sound vs. Science in Stockholm under the direction of producer Daniel Flores and Ulrick Lönnqvist. It was a pure labor of love, resulting in the melodic rock album titled “Incendiary”.

Ulrick Lönnqvist - Lead and backing vocals, Acoustic guitars

Morgan Jensen - Electric guitars

Oscar Bromvall - Lead guitars

Michael Palace - Bass and backing vocals

Kaspar Dahlqvist - Keyboards

Daniel Flores – Drums

Cover design and artwork by Ken Sandin, SinProd. Photography: Anders Fästader, Trailermade Productions. For any further info and news. Visit AOR Heaven’s website:, or Code Red Sweden on Facebook.

Sound clips in advance:

CODE RED - Eternal Pretender (Edit)

CODE RED - I  Won't Be Your Hero (Edit)

CODE RED - Lift Me Up (Edit)


Product: Midnite City – s/t

Release date: 20.10.2017

Label: AOR Heaven

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MIDNITE CITY were formed in January 2017 by current Tigertailz front-man (and former Vega, Steevi Jaimz and Teenage Casket Company member and songwriter) Rob Wylde. Armed with an album's worth of material written under the working title of MIDNITE CITY, Wylde approached friend Pete Newdeck (Newman/ Eden's Curse, Blood Red Saints) to produce three songs forhim to shop to record labels. Wylde sang, played guitar and bass on the recordings whilst Newdeck played drums, provided backing vocals and took care of the production. Wylde also brought in newcomer guitarist Miles Meakin who played guitar solos on the recordings and former band mate James Martin (Vega) who laid down keyboards on the tracks. After being mixed by Newdeck, the songs were sent to Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) who mastered them at his studio in Canada. The songs 'Nothing's Like Losing You', 'Summer Of Our Lives' and 'Think About You' were then sent out to labels and garnered considerable interest across the board, resulting in a deal being inked with German label AOR Heaven. With a record deal in place, Newdeck officially joined the band as drummer in the Spring of 2017, alongside Miles Meakin on guitar and Shawn Charvette on keyboards.With the line up now in place, the band began work on their debut album at PNP Productions in Tewkesbury UK, completing the recordings in June 2017. With a sound that the band describes as 'Timeless, melodic rock/ hair metal', MIDNITE CITY cover all bases when it comes to this much loved genre of music. From ultimate feel good, party rock anthems, to brooding melodic rock monsters, to spine tingling power ballads, they are all here in abundance, and then some. With an album release being planned for October20th, 2017, MIDNITE CITY will be taking their explosive live show out on the road throughout the UK, Europe and the USA in late 2017/ 2018.

MIDNITE CITY - Nothing's Like Loosing You (Edit)

MIDNITE CITY - Summer Of You Lives (Edit)

MIDNITE CITY - We Belong (Edit)


Liebe Medienpartner,

heute in zwei Wochen findet zum ersten Mal das ESCAPE OPEN AIR auf der Wasserburg Roßlau bei Dessau statt. Wir möchten nochmals auf diese Veranstaltung hinweisen und nehmen Presseanfragen aller Art entgegen!

Hardrock der 70er Jahr trifft auf melodischen Bombast der 80er Jahre – das Escape Open Air stellt sich vor:

08. & 09.09.2017 Dessau (bei Leipzig), Wasserburg Roßlau

Präsentiert von: Rockland Radio, Break Out & Hardline

Auf einer der schönsten Open-Air-Bühnen Deutschlands, der festivalerprobten Wasserburg Roßlau bei Dessau in Sachsen-Anhalt, kommen am 08. + 09. September 2017 an zwei Tagen 15 internationale Größen und spannende Newcomer aus den Bereichen des Classic Rock und Melodic Rock zur Premiere eines neuen Festivals zusammen, das die Fans begeistern wird!

Vom preiswerten Ticket mit Campingmöglichkeiten am Festivalgelände für Kurzentschlossene über Tagestickets bis zu attraktiven VIP-Packages mit Hotel und vielen Extras haben die Veranstalter vor allem eines im Blick: Gäste und Bands sollen sich wohl fühlen und eine entspannte Zeit mit vielen Freunden guter Rockmusik verbringen.

Ein Festival wie das Escape Open Air hat es in Mitteldeutschland noch nicht gegeben! Neben Headlinern wie ex-RAINBOW-/DEEP PURPLE-Frontmann JOE LYNN TURNER (USA), MARTIN TURNER (ex WISHBONE ASH, GB), geben sich die englischen Melodic Rock-Legenden FM (GB) und PRAYING MANTIS (GB) die Ehre! Ein wird ein weiterer Hochkaräter in Kürze bekannt geben.

Des Weiteren treten auf:

Violet Janine (SWE), Supernova Plasmajets (GER), F***ing Fury’s (Swedish Allstars Tribute für Yngwie Malmsteen mit Mitgliedern von Eclipse, Jaded Heart, Evergrey & Degreed), Bigfoot (GB), rebelHot (I), Jorge Salan’s Majestic Jaywalkers (ESP) sowie als lokale Newcomer inUtero (aus Halle - GER) und Bonesetter (aus Leipzig - GER).

In letzter Minute sind noch die Supernova Plasmajets (als Ersatz für Palace) ins Line-Up gerutscht.





Tix for Gigs:

Ticketpreise zwischen 44,00 Euro und 71,50 Euro über Tix For Gigs, Eventim und die Festival-Homepage; limitierte VIP-Weekend Tickets und VIP-Weekend-Hotel-Tickets nur über

British Female Fronted Symphonic Metal band DEAD OF NIGHT is the newest addition to PRIDE & JOY MUSIC’s roster.

DEAD OF NIGHT are a five piece Symphonic Rock/Metal band with members from various parts of the UK. Formed in 2013 by composer Carl Eden as a vehicle for an album that he had in mind at the time, and with the release of 'The Dead Shall Rise' in 2014 they began receiving much critical acclaim.

Following on from the success of this self-released debut album the band went on to re-record their first album under the title 'The Dead Shall Rise Again'. This was accompanied by their first live performance at The Railway - Bolton, UK, which spurred them on to continue gigging across the UK.

Their latest release titled 'In Search of Ancient Magic' sees progression and them reaching new heights in terms of what DEAD OF NIGHT are capable of. "The musicianship is absolutely outstanding and this band is knocking on the door of the Premier League indeed they may already be there." (Dave Smith of Ravenheart Music)

The band have gigged throughout the UK enjoying festival slots at 'A Splendid Day Out' (Morecambe's Victorian and Steampunk Festival 2016/2017), 'The Quinphonic Festival 4' (Birmingham's Female Fronted Metal Festival 2017), as well as gigs in Lancaster, Morecambe and Burnley for the '2017 Metal 2 The Masses - Battle of the bands' competition. The band won the online 'Life You Choose Battle of the Bands' competition in 2016, proving that their dedicated fans are behind them all the way!!

DEAD OF NIGHT is currently finishing off the song-writing for their new yet untitled release which should be ready for release on Pride & Joy in Spring 2018.

The band is: Briony Featon – vocals, Carl Eden – keyboards & programming, Dan Roberts – guitar, Jason Peacock – bass, Rob Leech - drukms

DEAD OF NIGHT on the web:


Ascheberg, Germany/Stockholm, Sweden

August 18th, 2017

Press release

-Black Paisley signed by German label Pride & Joy Music for world-wide distribution!

Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of praised Swedish debutants Black Paisley for the world-wide physical release of the album “Late Bloomer”, on both CD and vinyl on October 27th, 2017!

From Stockholm, Sweden comes debuting ”Black Paisley” with a musical combination of Classic Rock, AOR and Modern Country. The band was formed by some of Sweden’s most experienced studio and tour musicians backed up by a new songwriter and vocalist Stefan Blomqvist.


The band’s rich deep blues infused vocals mixed with intricate guitar hooks, strong melodic harmonies and effective backing vocals will leave an indelible impression on listeners. With songs that are deeply emotional and undeniably uplifting I’m sure fans of any melodic rock will enjoy this new band.

Check out the video for the track ”Way To Something” here:

The album consists of nine songs with a spread from heavy rockers as “Run Run Run” and “Ordinary Day”, via more melodic radio tunes like “Way To Something” and “Coming Home” but also touches the southern rock influences with “It Ain’t Over” and “Easy”. All tracks were engineered and produced by legendary Mats Lindfors (Talisman, Norum etc) giving the classic rock songs a more modern and crisp sound.

 “-We are very excited about this new partnership with Pride & Joy, says Stefan Blomqvist. It enables us to reach out to a worldwide audience with our new album, also in physical format which has been requested by many of our international fans. With Pride & Joy we will also get a partner for all press relations and PR activities involved with the album releases and tours”.

Pride & Joy is a Hard Rock, Blues & Metal label based in Ascheberg, Germany run by Birgitt Schwanke, the former publisher of Germany’s Rock It! Magazine and owner of the PR agency GerMusica (

Black Paisley are: Stefan Blomqvist (lead guitars & vocals), Ulf Hedin (solo guitars, backing vocals), Jan Emanuelsson (bass), Robert Wirensjö (keyboards, backing vocals), Robert Karaszi/Mikael Kerslow (drums)

For further information, please contact:

Pride & Joy:

Birgitt Schwanke

+49 2593 – 929695

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Black Paisley management:

Eric Sandström

+46 708 49 99 54

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For more information on the band, please visit and

The PR for this release will start in late August. Please send us your requests for this band!