V.A. – Advanced Releases sampler (2011)
Sebastian Bach’s single “Kicking And Screaming” is now officially available for digital download on iTunes and Amazon.com, in anticipation of the September 27 release of his new solo album by the same name.
The single is hard hitting rocker with a big riff, pounding drums and vocals that only Sebastian Bach can deliver.
“Time (Live And Learn)” is the advanced single from brazilian’s Paradise Inc. forthcoming album “Time”. Here is a group steeped in musical references from bands like Europe, Bon Jovi, Harem Scarem, Jaded Heart and Danger Danger.
Recorded in Brazil, Germany and Scotland, “Time” was produced and mixed by Eden’s Curse mainman Paul Logue, while the mastering was handled by Pink Cream bassist Dennis Ward (Krokus, Primal Fear, Place Vendome).
Veterans German melodic hard rockers Jaded Heart are back in the studio for a brand new album due early 2012, still untitled.
Their advanced track “Burst Into Tears” is a groovy song with a scandi melodic rock flavor and nice harmony vocals on the chorus.
The invasion of new AOR bands from Sweden continues. Yes, Turbulence is a new Swedish Melodic Rock / AOR hope that is releasing a new self-produced EP called “Keepers Of The Light”.
“Never Surrender” is a melodic guitar / keyboard driven AOR-rock number with nice harmonies and strong traditional scandi influence.
Finnish Reckless Love are working on a bunch of fresh songs for a new effort to be released next year.
The new track “Young ‘N Crazy” shows the band approaching to a more guitar oriented, anthem-like material.
Finally, Wild Rose, the most promising Greek AOR band at the moment will be releasing their first album in September. Their sound is strongly influenced by ’80s British AOR with high doses of keyboards.
“Come Back” is a melodic tune which shows the band surging onward and upward with energy and power, with a polished sound.
Ex – Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg has wrote and recorded the song “A Number One” for Holland’s national soccer team FC Twente from his hometown Enschede, Holland.
The track will gives fans a sneak preview of the sound of his upcoming album, set to be released the end of 2011.
A good song, although it sounds like a jingle-anthem with a small production.
Mecca’s 2002 self titled debut remains as one of the best pure AOR albums from the new century.
After 6 years in the making, the second album from singer Joe Vana & Co. (including the mighty Tommy Denander), finally will see the light of day.
“Undeniable” will be released later this year or at the very beginning of 2012.
Sebastian Bach – Kicking & Screaming [iTunes: the ‘Real’ one]
Paradise Inc. – Time (Live And Learn)
Jaded Heart – Burst Into Tears
Turbulence – Never Surrender
Reckless Love – Young ‘N Crazy
Wild Rose – Come Back
Mecca – Out Of Love
Vandenberg – A Number One (FC Twente Hymn for fans)
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