DENNIS DeYOUNG 26 East, Vol 2
’26 East, Vol 2′ is the final studio album by the legendary vocalist and musician Dennis DeYoung, who has announced his imminent retirement. A fond farewell to recorded music by the Styx founder member, it follows the spring 2020 release of ’26 East, Vol 1′. As with its acclaimed predecessor, Vol 2 once again hints strongly at DeYoung’s rock roots with Styx. With expert musicianship, epic production and DDY’s timeless vocal arrangements delivered in spades, it is a fitting goodbye and a final signature on an outstanding body of work that will surely stand the test of time.
Video : Isle Of Misanthrope youtu.be/wUzp4FJ0tCM
TERRA ODIUM Ne Plus Ultra
A new progressive metal act comprised of well known musicians from the Norwegian metal scene, the creative force of Terra Odium is vocalist/guitarist Øyvind Hægeland and guitarist Bollie Fredriksen. They are joined by drummer Asgeir Mickelson, bassist Steve Di Giorgio and Jon Phipps on synth and orchestrations. Fans of the early years of acts such as Fates Warning, Queensrÿche, King Diamond and Dream Theater will appreciate the immense technical ability combined with heaviness and melody on display in the band’s music.
Video : The Clouded Morning youtu.be/txV0URgea5s
Audio : Crawling youtu.be/v4v3i8lWaDI
BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER Brother Against Brother
Conceived in a similar spirit to the well received Allen/Lande project, Frontiers is proud to present a new duets combination featuring the stunning Brazilian singers Renan Zonta (Electric Mob) and Nando Fernandes (Sinistra). As Brother Against Brother, they deliver an exciting debut set of melodic metal songs in a showcase that will surely see the two vocalists reach an audience well beyond their homeland. Together, they are on fire on this magnificent album written for them by the ubiquitous Alessandro Del Vecchio.
Video : Valley Of The Kings youtu.be/EzCyF45qsMw
Lyric video : Demons In My Head youtu.be/N7JN2WQ2ccw
ONE DESIRE One Night Only : Live In Helsinki
Finnish rockers One Desire hit the road in early March 2020 to promote the then forthcoming release of their second album, ‘Midnight Empire’, but the coronavirus pandemic was making its impact felt at that exact time and the tour was cut short. The group was eager to show its fans how their new songs sounded live and this first live album and video by the band is the result of a recording captured in October 2020 in front of a restricted audience at the On The Rocks Club in Helsinki, for which the band performed a selection of their most acclaimed songs. Those who have already had the pleasure of seeing the group play live know how incredible they are in that setting; now everyone else has the opportunity to do so.
Live video : Hurt youtu.be/WyFHxiCXaPc
Live video : After You’re Gone youtu.be/ZHvk5NDxGBw
CROWNE Kings In The North
‘Kings In The North’ is the debut album by this Swedish melodic rock supergroup, which is comprised of Alexander Strandell (vocals – Art Nation), Jona Tee (guitar, keyboards, producer – H.E.A.T), John Levén (bass – Europe) and Christian Lundqvist (drums – The Poodles). The record also features guitar solos from Love Magnusson (Dynazty). Boasting such a stellar cast, Crowne is indisputably the most exciting supergroup created to date from the fertile Swedish melodic rock scene, while the album they have created is a barnstormer with enormous melodies, delivering rock ‘n’ roll like there is no tomorrow.
Video : Perceval youtu.be/x210Sl3JJUA
Video : Sharoline youtu.be/GuvKbyt0bGw
TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON The Enigma Birth
The fourth album from Timo Tolkki’s Avalon once again features a slew of talented guest vocalists alongside the Finnish guitar maestro, including James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Jake E (ex-Amaranthe, Cyrha), Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite, Exit Eden), Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), Raphael Mendes (Icon Of Sin), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra, Eternal Idol), Caterina Nix (Chaos Magic) and the Norwegian YouTube vocal star and actor PelleK. Regular collaborator Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Archon Angel, Sweet Oblivion) is also on co-writing and production duties for a wonderfully balanced record. This is Timo Tolkki at his best, back and ready to reclaim his seat on the Power Metal throne!
Video : Master Of Hell (feat Raphael Mendes) youtu.be/kz8qsWDNdD0
KENT HILLI The Rumble
This debut solo album by Perfect Plan vocalist Kent Hilli is the culmination of the musical path that the Swedish singer has taken ever since the 2014 inception of that melodic rock quintet. Hilli joins forces here with multi-talented compatriot Mike Palace, who produces and provides instrumentation on what has turned out to be the proverbial partnership made in heaven. “My goal was to find a classic yet modern feel and sound and to differ a bit from what I’m known for with Perfect Plan,”explains Hilli. “I am a huge fan of Giant, Foreigner, Survivor, Starship, Whitesnake, etc, and I wanted these influences to shine through as well as bring my own sound and identity to the songs. Mike had the same vision and we also have the same influences. He is a genius and just a dream to work with.”
Video : Don’t Say It’s Forever youtu.be/tSyGNUvGCeM
CHALICE OF SIN Chalice Of Sin
Chalice Of Sin is a sensational new heavy metal machine masterminded by vocalist Wade Black (Crimson Glory, Seven Witches, Leatherwolf), who hooked up with powerhouse producer Alessandro Del Vecchio after sharing songs he had been working on with the Frontiers label. Joined by guitarist Martin Jepsen Andersen and drummer Mirkko De Maio, their resulting debut album is an excellent slab of classic metal akin to Savatage, Crimson Glory and Metal Church.
Video : Chalice Of Sin youtu.be/bQSAvyscbR8
OTHER NEW SONG LINKS
(most recently published first)
HARDLINE Heart, Mind And Soul L.A. GUNS Cocked And Loaded Live LAURENNE / LOUHIMO The Reckoning TOBY HITCHCOCK Changes
NEW ALBUMS OUT 16.07.21
RESURRECTION KINGS Skygazer BIG CITY Testify X RIAN Twenty-Three INNER STREAM Stain The Sea HEAVEN & EARTH V
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