Downloadable review links for the 11.06.21 titles have been made available today, with re-sends available on request. The 18.06.21 releases will follow on that date. Streaming (p)review links for nine new albums out in July and detailed below will be supplied soon. Contact Gary Levermore at Red Sand PR for further information.
HARDLINE Heart, Mind And Soul
Hardline evolved from an early ‘90s Sunset Strip sensation featuring ever present frontman Johnny Gioeli to a supergroup of sorts (boasting two former Bad English members), before becoming the unit that has been offering a distinct brand of straight-ahead, gritty, riff-based melodic hard rock since their widely heralded 2012 album ‘Danger Zone’. Almost a decade on, this new record presents a perfectly gelled quintet showcasing a sound that is immediate and powerful, creating a perfect balance between anthemic and hard rocking songs.
Video : Surrender youtu.be/h_PvPp253LY
Video : Fuel To The Fire youtu.be/Rc3Ikk4As8U
Audio : If I Could I Would youtu.be/v5-1e8EUGlg
L.A. GUNS Cocked And Loaded Live
Celebrating the Gunners classic second album from 1989, the group performed the record in its entirety at a special show in Las Vegas in late 2020, streaming it to fans who were able to witness a killer show. Relieved to be on stage after a pandemic affected year, they tore through classic album tracks including ‘Rip and Tear’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘The Ballad of Jayne’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘Malaria’ and more, all wrapped up in what was a typically primal and visceral performance.
Live audio : Wheels Of Fire youtu.be/MlllqgvvpM4
Live audio : Malaria youtu.be/AQaNUJcA_z8
LAURENNE / LOUHIMO The Reckoning
This exciting new collaboration between powerhouse Finnish vocalists Netta Laurenne (Smackbound) and Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) has resulted in a melodic metal barnstormer. “I wanted to capture the essence of classic heavy metal and hard rock and combine it with great melodies and lyrics that have value,” states Laurenne. “With two strong voices, it was clear from the beginning that it was going to be full of power, energy, attitude and emotion.” Louhimo adds: “my inspiration was the thought of empowering and the songs offering a feeling of strength and sensitivity, leaving no question as to how passionate we are as vocalists and artists.”
Video : The Reckoning youtu.be/rtNPw5717LE
Video : Bitch Fire youtu.be/iftV4Gv5t-c
TOBY HITCHCOCK Changes
One of the most recognisable and charismatic voices on the current Melodic/AOR scene, US vocalist Hitchcock is best known for his role as frontman of the duo Pride of Lions, serving alongside the legendary musician Jim Peterik. Hooking up with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio for this third solo effort, the singer has created an outstanding new collection of songs that highlights his tenor style. Often compared to the likes of Bobby Kimball (Toto), Jimi Jamison (Survivor) and Lou Gramm (Foreigner), his voice has the depth, feeling and extension of each while still maintaining his own identity and trademark style.
Video : Forward youtu.be/ILuGacn9W0Q
Audio : Tonight Again youtu.be/MeSAz4pswhE
Audio : Before I Met You youtu.be/Aojx8i3XMJ0
RESURRECTION KINGS Skygazer
Centred around guitarist Craig Goldy (Giuffria) and featuring West Bound singer Chas West (ex-Jason Bonham Band, Foreigner, Tribe Of Gypsies) and Last In Line drummer Vinny Appice (ex-DIO, Black Sabbath), ‘Skygazer’ picks up where their 2016 self-titled debut left off, offering a magnificent set of riff-heavy songs resplendent with catchy hooks and melodies that mixes vibes of Whitesnake and DIO plus a sprinkling of Led Zeppelin and Rainbow. Coupled with the production skills of Alessandro Del Vecchio, the result is an instant classic hard rock album.
Video : Skygazer youtu.be/DgB3m-IgaTg
Audio : World’s On Fire youtu.be/fy5E-WvXILI
BIG CITY Testify X
A Norwegian act with shades of Queensrÿche, Europe, Firewind and Fair Warning in their music, Big City were founded by guitarist Daniel Olaisen. ‘Testify X’ is their third album since debuting in 2014, but their first for Frontiers and also the first to feature new lead singer Jørgen Bergersen, who was recruited from a Europe covers band. Two members of the group were previously in Withem.
Video : Testify youtu.be/AL6-PtHqE_0
Lyric video : Dark Rider youtu.be/Tw8si35oanE
Fronted by singer/guitarist Richard Andermyr, this second album by the Swedish rock combo RIAN is produced by Daniel Flores (Find Me, The Murder Of My Sweet). It follows their 2017 debut ‘Out Of The Darkness’, subsequent to which lead guitarist Tobias Jakobsson joined the band, helping to unveil an exponential development in their sound that Andermyr describes as “American, but with strong Swedish melodic roots. We have influences such as Bon Jovi, Dokken, Europe, Queensrÿche, Survivor and Winger, but also more modern vibes of the likes of Alter Bridge.”
Video : In The Dark youtu.be/0_eujZLv_Mc
Video : Stop youtu.be/mufBz3IW-rs
INNER STREAM Stain The Sea
Founded by Argentinian singer Inés Vera Ortiz, Inner Stream blend elements of symphonic metal, electronic, goth and nü metal to create a boundary pushing sound with a rich variety of textures, heavy riffs, powerful melodies and moments of pure emotion. Although Lacuna Coil, Evanescence and Within Temptation have been obvious influences on her, Ortiz has also been inspired by the diverse likes of Korn, Massive Attack and Bring Me The Horizon. Having teamed up with producer Guillermo De Medio (Tarja Turunen) to fully realise her vision for Inner Stream, Alessandro Del Vecchio also became involved as co-producer for this debut album.
Video : Massive Drain youtu.be/ILEreVpaMtI
Lyric video : Last Drink youtu.be/6FXXP9dqwEo
HEAVEN & EARTH V
With this fifth album by the renowned hard rock outfit, Heaven & Earth have become a truly international band with an Italian singer, a Hungary-based keyboardist and two UK transplants now living in the USA among their ranks. Somehow, the quintet have banded together to record a magnificent new effort. ‘V’ is a must hear for lovers of ‘70s hard rock icons such as Rainbow, early Whitesnake and Bad Company.
Video : Drive youtu.be/KRe4vQayy3o
Audio : One In A Million Men youtu.be/s6yGKrrY-HY
OTHER NEW SONG LINKS (most recently published first)
NIGHT RANGER ATBPO BLOOD RED SAINTS Undisputed CRUZH Tropical Thunder LONG SHADOWS DAWN Isle Of Wrath SPEKTRA Overload CIRCUS OF ROCK Come One, Come All MAYANK feat GUI OLIVER Mayank ALIRIO All Things Must Pass
ABOUT FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino and his father Fernando as a distribution company, Frontiers has developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music across a broad spectrum of rock and metal genres, the company works with multiple genre heavyweights and fan favourites. However, in addition to providing an outlet for classic and established acts, it has also become home to a wealth of young, up and coming talent whose musical prowess, when combined with the label’s savvy and forward thinking A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock and metal. With a deep commitment to and passion for THE MUSIC and the artists who create it, plus massive global distribution, sales, marketing and promotion channels, Frontiers is the leading home for both established and emerging rock and metal artists.