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AOR HEAVEN ::: N E W S L E T T E R ::: 07/06/2019


Howdy melodic rockers,

Back to action with a full dose of metal flavoured stuff this time from the Frontiers rooster plus the great sounding Kingdom Come box set and the Bonfire live album - that's it my friends for a shorter next week with a bank holiday over here on Monday.

Tickets for H.e.a.t. festival 2019 (due November the 30th/December the 1st) are available from our website. Artist confirmed so far incl. STAGE DOLLS, CATS IN SPACE, ROBERT TEPPER, STAN BUSH, TREAT, CRASHDIET, MAVERICK, AGE OF REFLECTION, BLOOD RED SAINTS, VEGA, BLACK DIAMONDS, DEGREED, DEVICIOUS and there is much more to come .


wishing you a great week

Georg & Monika




NITRATE - Open Wide

A: 11 € B: 13 €

Night Time City (Edit)

Only A Heartache Away (Edit)

You Want It You Got It (Edit)

Melodic rock from England with fine melodies and versatile arrangements. Bass and keyboard player Nick Hogg puts out the second NITRATE album with a slightly different line-up. Most remarkable, of course, is the new vocalist Philip Lindstrand (EAST TEMPLE AVENUE, FIND ME) who replaces Josh Mennen (ZINATRA). Marcus Thurston (v, VEGA) is an addition, too. Eleven tracks, at times pretty rough but also sweet like honey, which hint at Hoggs favorites by the name of BON JOVI, MÖTLEY CRÜE or EUROPE, can be found. Mastering by Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM). Check out the melodic monsters “Only A Heartache Away“ and “Never Surrender“. Most of the material is perfect for lovers of MIDNITE CITY, too, as Rob Wylde (g) did most of the songwriting.


ROB MORATTI - Renaissance

A: 11 € B: 13 €

Let Me Be The One (Edit)

Lift You Up (Edit)

You Are The One (Edit)

Ex-SAGA frontman ROB MORATTI (FINAL FRONTIER) follows exactly his passion which is classic keyboard-dominated AOR and makes no compromises whatsoever. “Renaissance“ showcases the singer with his incredible range better than ever and adds another milestone to the fine collection of Canadian melodic rock music. Top class musicians like e.g. Tony Franklin (b, BLUE MURDER) are involved here. Already the mighty opener “You Are The One“ perfectly points out the direction which will absolutely please the fanbase and beyond. “Best Of Me“, emotional and at times reminiscent of JOURNEY is another one of many highlights on this record. A crystal-clear production, that is still powerful, completes the picture. Thumbs up, Mr. Moratti!


watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ2NFNdlQvY&feature=youtu.be



CHAOS MAGIC - Furyborn

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

Chilean vocalist Catarina Nix has got a very remarkable voice. The melody and symphonic metal that CHAOS MAGIC play on their sophomore album, too, is full of power, melody and drama. Duets with e.g. Tom Englund (EVERGREY) or Ronnie Romero (ex LORDS OF THE BLACK) add a nice flavor to the record. “Furyborn“ is mixed by Jacob Hansen (i.e. VOLBEAT). A great surprise, this record. Check out “Throw Me To The Wolves“ for first impression.


watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uV9Mxgn5J8

SWEET OBLIVION - Sweet Oblivion

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

SWEET OBLIVION is a collaboration of Italian Simone Mularoni (g), mastermind of DGM, and former and iconic QUEENSRYCHE frontman Geoff Tate. The result is somewhere between legendary QUEENSRYCHE albums “Rage For Order“ (1986) and “Empire“ (1990) which could easily bring tears of joy to fans of the legendary band mentioned.  A powerful production and probably the best vocal performance of the American in twenty years completes the picture.


watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYsLG2VtTN0


A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

The third album of this metal project goes more into the direction of classic STRATOVARIUS than the previous efforts. TIMO TOLKI, having been the creative genius and driving force behind the legendary Finnish outfit teams up with Italian Aldo Lonobile (g, SECRET SPHERE) and a bunch of well-known guest singers like for instance Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE) or Anneke von Giersbergen (ex THE GATHERING) to create yet another fine neoclassical metal record from up north.


watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45jaAbaFn2A

NEAL MORSE - Jesus Christ The Exorcist (2 CDs)

A: 15,5 € B: 18,5 €

“Jesus Christ The Exorcist“ is an ambitious and fascinating double album of American progressive rock genius NEAL MORSE (v/g/keys, ex SPOCK’S BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC, FLYING COLORS) which retells the most famous story in the world musically. Wonderful melodic parts meet dramatic sounds and lyrics as well as a great portion of rock. Mr. MORSE once again delivers here and manages to offer another masterpiece.


watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTHSLOqzmLg

BONFIRE - Live On Holy Ground - Wacken 2018

A: 12,5 € B: 15 €

“Live On Holy Ground - Wacken 2018“ is a live album which was recorded at Wacken Open Air 2018 and showcases what the Southern German band can do best, and that is playing live. There’s a great setlist consisting of several classics like “American Nights“ or “Sweet Obsession“, of course, as well as four exclusive bonus tracks to this CD like “Locomotive Breath“ (Radio Edit). Be quick: The complete first pressing comes fully signed by the band!


watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvI_8crBLN0

KINGDOM COME - Classic Album Collection (3 CD box set)

A: 15,5 € B: 18,5 €

Get It On: 1988-1991 – Classic Album Collection, is a remastered three CD box set of Kingdom Come’s first three, and most celebrated albums – "Kingdom Come", "In Your Face" and "Hands Of Time". Originally released on PolyGram between 1988 and 1991, this exclusive set is fully remastered and contains bonus material. The new box also contains a booklet of extended new sleeve notes from the renowned and celebrated rock journalist Malcolm Dome. Kingdom Come were an American/German heavy metal/hard rock band that originally formed in 1987. Fronted by singer Lenny Wolf who was their singer and principle songwriter until their hiatus in 2016.

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNSmYWfIKuA



JIMMY BARNES - My Criminal Record

A: 15,5 € B: 18,5 €

My Criminal Record’ is the first new original Jimmy Barnes recording to be released in almost a decade. Co-written with legendary Cold Chisel keyboardist Don Walker and produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Journey), the roots of "My Criminal Record "can be traced back to the traumatic youth documented in Jimmy’s bestselling, award winning memoirs. Jimmy is back, older, smarter, healthier, and for "My Criminal Record" he has distilled and expanded upon those memoirs in 13 pieces of burning, heartland rock & roll. It will resonate with anyone who has ever found themselves standing on the outside, looking in. The sound of "My Criminal Record", both the song and the album, is immediate: live, loud and in your face.

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcoQyzitZjk

THE RODS - Brotherhood Of Metal (digi pack)

A: 13,5 € B: 16 €

Traditional heavy metal at its best. American outfit THE RODS with vocalist David “Rock“ Feinstein (ELF) offer eleven songs that let every metalhead raise their fist in the air - whether one like it or not. “1982“ is a retrospective of the band’s history. Without question, “Brotherhood Of Metal“ is highly suitable for lovers of both MANOWAR or DIO. Well produced and simply a great piece of music! Well done!


watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZruOuHj9i_4




A: 5,5 € B: 6,5 €

The release of East (1980), their third album, is when Cold Chisel moved from being Australia's best pub band and became a legend. The largely autobiographical or topical nature of many of the songs, especially "Standing on the Outside", "Star Hotel", "Rising Sun", and the sheer depth and variety of material on this album placed Chisel in the top rank in Australia. "East" is a masterpiece, although the other albums aren't far behind and there are plenty more hits than you will find on this CD. Not the least of these of course is the Walker composition Khe Sahn which is laying claims to being our new virtual national anthem.

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFKxbr4_-Vc

FIRMO - Rehab

A: 6 € B: 7,5 €

Italian singer and songwriter Gianluca Firmo was the driving force behind the project ROOM EXPERIENCE (2015), which featured Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman on vocals. Firmo wrote the entire album, which was well received from the press and the fans. Three years later Gianluca Firmo is ready to deliver his first solo album by using his own name and handling for the very first time all lead vocals on his own. With the help of his fellow countrymen Davide Barbieri, Mario Percudani and the mighty Paul Laine (DANGER DANGER) on backing vocals you can be sure to get a great slice of classic melodic rock stuff. The vocals of Gianluca Firmo are solid, but he's a better songwriter as a singer !

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpTFtvyE4k0

PLEASURE MAKER - Dancin' With Danger +1

A: 7,5 € B: 9,5 €

PLEASURE MAKER is a Brazilian hair metal outfit which has released their debut "Love On The Rocks" in 2004 and the follow up "Twisted Desire" in 2008. After a seven-year break, the band reunited in 2017 to record this third album, “Dancing With Danger”. That means that you get another dose of 80s inspired melodic rock with the occasional touches of glam. Main musical references are Dokken and Ratt as the guitar playing of guiatrist Alex  Meister combines elements of both Warren DiMartini and George Lynch. Listeners who are not yet familiar with the band might have a difficult time with singer Claudio's high pitched, banshee like voice but personally it didn't stop me from having a good time with this disc.

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU_rh0NB0Ps



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