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venerdì 20 aprile 2018

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Serena the ballads selection

DeFox Records and QUEEN Records are proud to announce the best collection of the italian rockers SERENA ROCK BAND  titled  "A beautiful simple ballads"  that will be available on the digital market from April 30th, 2018 in all the best webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music, Tidal, Shazam...and many more.

SERENA ROCK BAND are one of the most influential bands of the 1980's italian way of metal rock Invasion, having released more than ten albums, two live albums, and numerous compilations.
The band of Franco Maria Serena was important for creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance.
The band were honoured with the "Best Hard Rock Act" prize at ROCK ITALY Awards 2011, where they were described as the "greatest italian Hard Rock band of all time"!
Today the SERENA ROCK BAND is active with a strong energy, after 40 years of great rock!

Track list :
1) BUCHI NELL’ANIMA 6.18 (tastiere Alberto Lazzarin))
2) NOI DUE 5.26 (tastiere Luigi Stefanini)
3) COME APPESI NOI 5.07 (piano Carlo Santacatterina-sax Enrico Dal Bosco-basso Luigi Stefanini)

4) DARLING 4.20 (percussioni Maurizio Tortima)
5) GREEN CAR 4.23

From CD JUKE BOX (2006):
6) ONLY A FOOTSTEP 2.23 (chitarra e armonica a bocca Roby Colella-basso Aldo Tagliapietra)

From CD LIKE A DREAM (1994):
7) LIKE A DREAM 4.30

8) A WHITER SHADE OF PALE 4.53 (tastiere Valerio Nigrelli-violino Alessandro Dalla Vecchia)

From CD FRAMMENTI (2005):
9) IO SONO QUI A TESTA IN GIU’ 4.48 (violino Alessandro Dalla Vecchia)
10) NOI SIAMO FELICI 3.45 (tastiere Carlo Santacatterina-chitarra Marco Pellegrini)                                                                                                

1) 2)  3) Franco Maria SERENA-Vittorio COSTA
4) 5)  Franco Maria SERENA-Ruggero ROBIN
6) 7)  Franco Maria SERENA
8) Keith REID-Gary BROOKER
9) Franco Maria SERENA

Artwork by Lucio De Biase
Mastering by Valerio Nigrelli
Produced by Franco Maria Serena for DeFox Records and A.N.L.
Press office by Dvlgator Bureau

martedì 3 aprile 2018

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Gary Moon and Eric Ragno interview

In Conversation with Gary Moon and Eric Ragno

By the end of the 80s, Gary Moon got one of his biggest gigs, being taken by the famous band Three Dog Night. 

Some time later he ended being a Night Ranger member, along Brad Gills and Kelly Keagy, where he recorded on album "Feeding At The Mojo". 
With two solo albums under his belt, he is recreating several of the song he was part of, along Eric Ragno in keys. Ragno played keyboards in several bands like The Babys, Mecca and Joe Lynn Turner.

In this conversation with Argentinean rock journalist, Lucas H. Gordon, Gary and Eric talked about their presentation in the Melodic Rock Fest in Chicago, and Moon commented a few interesting rock stories.

Picture and video courtesy by Lucas H.Gordon

mercoledì 14 febbraio 2018

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FELLSKINN Unleash Our Favorite Game Lyric Video

Swiss heavy rock band, FELSKINN, feat. Maxxwell, Krokus and Live/Wire members, have released a lyric video for 'Our Favorite Game', the song is taken from their debut album, 'Mind Over Matter', to be released on March 16, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS).

The lyric video for 'Our Favorite Game' can be viewed here: 

A truly great debut album that it is a must have for every fan of early Gotthard, Shakra and Krokus. (Heavy Paradise)

Felskinn are going to impress you with their fresh and warm version of hard rock/metal.(Myth Of Rock)

FELSKINN recently released a lyric video for the song ‘Pictures In My Dreams‘, feat. guest stars: Mike Terrana, Mandy Meyer & Jgor Gianola:



On the Album, Mike Terrana (RAGE, TARJA TURUNEN) laid down the drum tracks at Hansen Studios in Denmark, recorded by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS). The rest was recorded in Switzerland „with a little help“ of former Bandmates Jgor Gianola (U.D.O, JORN, GOTTHARD) and Mandy Meyer (UNISONIC, KROKUS, GOTTHARD) on lead guitars.


Andy Portmann – Vocals (Krokus, Ain’t Dead Yet, Meyer/Portmann)
Cyril Montavon – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Hef Häfliger – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Beat Schaub – Bass (Live/Wire)
Flavio Mezzodi – Drums (Krokus)

Upcoming Live Shows:

07. May – Kofmehl, Solothurn, CH
12. May – Metbar, Lenzburg, CH
19. May – Kulturwerk 118, Sursee, CH
26. May – Hall Of Fame, Wetzikon, CH w/ Crystal Ball + King Zebra

FELSKINN was originally formed by Andy Portmann in 2005. The self titeled debut album was recorded with guest musicians and released in March 2006. The first Song on the Album „170105“ was later re-recorded by Kai Hansen and appeared as „Built A World“ on the 2014 Release „Empire Of The Undead“ by GAMMA RAY and reached the charts at #13 in Germany. The band played numerous shows and festivals. In April 2007 the 2nd album „Listen!“ was released, followed again by intensive touring. Due to the „famous“ musical differences the band disbanded in 2008.

Portmann started a live project with Mandy Meyer (UNISONIC, KROKUS, GOTTHARD), playing songs from their previous bands. In 2010 Portmann formed the FELSKINN follow up band DOWNLOAD and started working on the album „Eleven Stages“, released in April 2014. The live band included the current FELSKINN line up with a different drummer.

While working on the next album „Mind Over Matter“, Portmann decided to bring back the band name FELSKINN.

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IDOL RICH Working Girls limited edition CD out now on No Remorse Records

IDOL RICH "Working Girls" - limited edition CD out now on No Remorse Records

The British act IDOL RICH was founded in 1984 by guitarists Tim Jones and Nick Burr and although it was a reasonably short-lived act, they achieved much critical acclaim and featured well known musicians from some of the hottest New Wave of British Rock bands at the time. 

The 4 track EP entitled "Working Girls" which was released in 1985, and which was available in just 1000 copies, gathered a lot of positive reviews, and IDOL RICH was labeled as one of the best young bands in the UK. 

Thanks to No Remorse Records, the EP is now available again, and was extended to the size of a regular album - the reissue includes extra tracks that were recorded by the final incarnation of the band, feat. two ex-TOBRUK members, Stuart “Snake” Neal on vocals and Eddie Fincher on drums. Fans of melodic NWoBHM acts such as GRIM REAPER or PRAYING MANTIS: this one is for you!

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mercoledì 22 novembre 2017

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New album from DOLL'S DIARY

Rockshots Records proudly present Doll’s Diary a melody-driven and song-based band from Ukraine, playing hard drama rock! 

Their debut album “Hard & Loud” is inspired by a combination of uncompromising classic hard rock music with typically atmospheric orchestral elements, dramatic arrangements, nostalgic melodies and videogame motives.
"Hard & Loud" released via Rockshots Records


Pavlo Horechko – music, lyrics, vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitars, keyboards and arrangements

Anton Honcharov – rhythm guitars, solo guitars, arrangements

Mykhailo Kravchuk – bass guitars

Dmytro Karasiuk – drums 

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British metal band Haema announce debut EP

Haema are an industrial-influenced experimental groove metal four-piece based in Northamptonshire, UK. Recently, the band has signed to metal label, Sliptrick Records, who have just released the quartet's debut EP, 'Insurrection', which was recorded at Initiate Audio & Media by Neil Hudson(Krysthla/Gutworm).

Formed in 2015, Haema encapsulate the essense of modern metal that likes to combine various styles of heavy music together. The four-piece hones in the heaviness and ferocity of groove metal, providing the crunchiest of hooks. This is balanced out by the infectiously catchy hooks reminiscent of the nu metal scene in the early 2000s. All the while topped off by the a layer of electronic sounds and machine gun like precision found in industrial.

Think if Fear Factory, American Head Charge and Machine Head were chucked into a blender, there’s a definite nod to the early 00s sound that ditched guitar solos in favour of raw emotion, down-tuned riffs and liberal use of electronics.

Within two years as a band, Haema have crafted a unique and individual sound that has been compared to the likes of the afformentioned bands also mixed with Tool / Rage Against The Machine overtones.

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Mammothfest Christmas Party

Mammothfest Christmas Party With Evil Scarecrow & Supports Saturday 9th December

After Mammothfest's colossal festival last month with 3 UK exclusive headliners Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Amenra it's now time to celebrate and get ready for the festivities! So come along and enjoy this mental Christmas bash with headliners Evil Scarecrow bringing their insane antics and dance moves! Support comes from popular local horror punk act Hell Puppets, electronic metal ravers Magna Carta (ex CollisionsUk / Terrathorn and ex Meta-stasis member) and lastly captivating atmospheric black metal from Sorrow Plagues! Check out the event page here.

You can get tickets to this unmissable Christmas party at a discounted price of £10.60 for a limited time in advance as it will be £15 on the door, so grab this deal while you can!

domenica 29 ottobre 2017

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NOCTURNA A.D. announce new single titled - The Evil behind everything

DeFox Records and HEART of STEEL Records are proud to announce the return of the metallers NOCTURNA A.D. with a new single titled "The Evil behind everything" that will be available on the digital market from November 28th, 2017 in all the best webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music, Tidal, Shazam...and many more.
The official video will be available exclusively on the 20th of November on the website and on the blog of and in distribution in the international digital platform from November 28th.

"The evil behind everything" is the new single and video with which Nocturna A.D. anticipates the publication of a new release consisting of 4 tracks planned for next autumn, which will see important changes at the musical level compared to previous works, both thanks at the entrance to the line-up of the new singer, both in terms of composition and structure.

The new EP includes the artistic influences of the individual bands mate. Contrary to previous record releases, the EP will contain different pieces, ranging from classical BlackMetal, to Industrial contamination of early works, rather than to markedly electronic intermedias.
The EP was produced, mixed and mastered at the Rock Lab Studio by Andreas Polito.
The release date of the EP is currently still to be defined.


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sabato 21 ottobre 2017

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EASTERN HIGH have released their debut album

Swedish progressive metal band, EASTERN HIGH, have released their debut album 'Garden of Heathens'. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Erik "Wissard" Wiss (Creye, Cruzh, Eleine, Grand Slam) at Wisseloord Studios and mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty) at The Panic Room.

Eastern High have released two music video's for the songs 'Garden Of Heathens': 

 and 'Eyes Of Haven': 

Illustrated cover art was made by Christian Wallin of Illustrations by Christian Wallin (Bulletrain, Cruzh, Methane, Emma Varg, Shameless, Rock Stage Malmö).


1. Bottled Insanity
2. Eyes of Heaven
3. Evil Inc.
4. Ghost of the Sea
5. Garden of Heathens
6. Clandestine Hunger
7. The Pretender
8. Afterglow

The Swedish metal band Eastern High was fromed in early 2016 by Ola Svensson and Johan Svensson, two brothers who always finds it interesting and inspiring writing music together. Since 2010 Ola and Johan, was both members of the band Wasted Shells until the breakup in December 2015. After writing material throughout 2016 the recording session started in February 2017 and the debut album "Garden of Heathens" was released at the end of July the same year.

The Eastern High duo is currently working on putting a quintet together with a drummer, a bassist and a second guitarist, so in near future to become a touring live band.

Current line-up:

Ola Svensson, vocals (ex-Wasted Shells)
Johan Svensson, guitars (ex-Wasted Shells)

Axel Wiesenauer
Rolandstr. 1
73663 Berglen

sabato 30 settembre 2017

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X-Hero come back

Mirko DeFox and X-HERO to celebrate the 30 years since the release of the debut album, dated 1987, publish a EP entitled "Cosmic Virgin" with two unpublished tracks, "My ship knows" and "Long legs Razorblade" recorded in the middle of the years 2000 at the Vision Studios in Vicenza.

As Mirko tells, the band's repertoire was moving with melodic Hard Rock tunes with finest Prog Metal and Fusion.
Mirko's constant search for stylistic solutions away from homologation with trends and genres of the moment, leads him to create a different, visceral album where the glories of the past are barely perceptible, and the shades, riffs and arrangements so they become a chaotic collection of unexpressed moods.
For a variety of reasons, the album will never see the light but after a decade, some recordings will be released in the form of EP.

The song "My ship knows" is an explicit metaphor on the journey of humanity in search of a truth until now denied, while "Long legs Razorblade" evokes contradictions of sometimes life-threatening, sometimes deadly and relentless life.
With Mirko DeFox the line-up was completed by Herman Tonini (current band axeman) and Paris Bertoldo on guitars, Davide Pangrazzi on drums and Ivano Pangrazzi on bass.
The X-HERO performed live in northern Italy and in Slovenia and Croatia, to remember the performances of the 2005 and 2007 editions of the 80's Italian Metal Legion Festival, in 2005 the 80's Italian Metal Legion WINTER's Season, concerts with Bud Tribe, Rain, Dark Ages, Heat, Rosko's.

The visonary cover artwork is made by the extraordinary RRR Remi Real Rock for ANL.

The official release date is November 19, 2017, and the product will be distributed around the world on the best digital stores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music and many more.

mercoledì 20 settembre 2017

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Blaze Bayley interviewed in Los Angeles

Interview from our friend Lucas Gordon in L.A.

In 1994, Iron Maiden gave the welcome to their new frontman, Blaze Bayley and with him, they released two albums: "The X Factor" and "Virtual XI".
He gained fame around the world, touring worldwide, playing in front of thousands of fans.

Now he runs his own band, which includes 3/4 members of Absolva, and he is in tour promoting his first two albums that belong to a Trilogy.
Bayley had a conversation with argentinean rock journalist, Lucas H. Gordon about the new album, the story behind the trilogy and remembered part of his time with the Maidens.

What is the future of Trinity? Did he intentionally coordinated in doing a trilogy at the same time of Geoff Tate and his Operation Mindcrime? What is the status of his band Wolfsbane?

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SYNAPTIK 'Conscience' Official Lyric Video

SYNAPTIK 'Conscience' Official Lyric Video 2017 Progressive Metal (Heart Of Steel Records)

SYNAPTIK are a British heavy metal band from the East Coast of England. Formed in 2012, the band’s music incorporates genres such as Thrash, Power & Progressive metal. Synaptik liberally mix the band members’ eclectic range of influences creating a hybrid sound-scape with an appeal that transcends music genres. Melody, heavier-than-a-black- hole-riffage, dynamic vocals, death metal aggressiveness and more combined to create the Synaptik spark. 

SYNAPTIK members have, in the past, shared stages with bands such as IRON MAIDEN, EXODUS, ONSLAUGHT and many more. Such a wealth of experience and endless talent creates a back-bone of integrity, quality and a power- house live performance every time. Merging various metal genres including but not limited to classic rock, classical, prog, tech, thrash and heavy metal allows SYNAPTIK to explore unique avenues with toe curling precision." 

Album available thru Heart Of Steel Records in Itunes, amazon, Spotify, Deezer and many more digital stores