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AOR HEAVEN ::: N E W S L E T T E R ::: 11/20/2020


Howdy melodic rockers,

Expect the unexpected – well, that might be a phrase in life, but what happened this week is really unbelievable. This week we have updated our invoice software (as suggested) and after this our entire business has been terminated !

We can’t do any more invoice, cause the program has killed all necessary infos and by trying to restore the data base there’s a message that the data base is damaged !

The hotline don’t has any solution and telling us that our problem is the top priority – until now I don’t know what this means – will they solve our problem due soon, in a month or in a year – I don’t know and I’m freaked out.

Time to go to the public with this shit and sending a big thanks to lexware.de !!

Even Corona couldn’t affect us that much as they did !

Once there is a light at the end of the tunnel we’ll inform you with a special newsletter.



Have a great week

Georg & Monika






ALIEN Into The Future

A: 11 € B: 13 €

ALIEN is back with a new album. The Swedish outfit around Jim Jidhed (v), Tony Borg (g) and Toby Tarrach (d) sound unexpectently heavy and really rock like hell. But at the end of the day, it’s Jidhed’s voice alone that makes AOR freaks smile broadly. Tracks like “Night On Fire“, “Time Is Right“ or “Freedom Wind“ might be classified as classic ALIEN material, even though definitely heavier but the opener “You Still Burn“ definitely surprises even more, like “Really Wheeling It“ does. Really heavy guitars and a contemporary production are nothing but bridging the gap from eighties AOR to hard rock today.


Watch: https://youtu.be/6SL5FYJX2Dk


EAST TEMPLE AVENUE - East Temple Avenue

A: 11 €

B: 13 €

A new melodic supergroup? Well, in a way, yes! EAST TEMPLE AVENUE, the “baby“ of Australian Darren Phillps (g) who collaborates with the Swedes Philip Lindstrand (g, ARKADO), Dennis Butabi“ Borg (b, CRUZH) and Herman Turin (d, WORK OF ART) as well as with the mighty voice Robbie LaBlanc (v, FIND ME, BLANC FACES) and delivers an AOR/melodic milestone. Let alone ´“Dont Make Believe“, “My Last Breath“ or “When Im With You“ shine. The ballads “The End Of Me“ and “Where Love is“ are amazing, too. Great production, absolutely no fillers and stellar musicianship are key points here. Please more, guys! Stadion rock-like anthems and emotional tunes which will definitely stay.



watch: https://youtu.be/P0u7NQVrqnk


JADED HEART - Stand Your Ground
(ltd. edition digi pack)

A: 14,5 € B: 17,5 €

“Stand Your Ground“ is the fourteenth album ever in the band’s history and the eighth with singer Johan Fahlberg. For the first time ever the German-Swedish outfit does not use any keyboards whatsoever but offers powerful composition, catchy melodies and countless opportunities to bang your head. Probably the best effort in the recent history of the band. Just take the mighty title track or „Break Free“ as proof.


Watch: https://youtu.be/HIJI_xiLqKE

CHRIS CHRISTIAN  - Chris Christian +6 (digitally remastered)

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

Chris Christian began his professional music career as a performer in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1974. Through the years, he has been a performer, songwriter, publishing company executive, recording engineer, record producer, record label executive, and, ultimately, the founder and chief executive officer of his own music production and publishing companies. Signed to Boardwalk Records, this selftitled album from 1981 contains the hit "I Want You, I Need You" and contributions from Christopher Cross, Frankie Vallie, Dann Huff, Tommy Funderburk, Bill Champlin, Paul Jackson, Amy Holland, and Robbie Patton. Released only on CD in 1998 in Japan this a must have for every west coast AOR lover.

Listen: https://youtu.be/a_ra_zdzLzs



PATTY SMYTH - It's About Time (digi-pack)

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

After almost 30 years, former SCANDAL vocalist PATTY SMYTH returns with a new album properly titled It’s About Time”. Patty couldn’t have come up with a more appropriate title for the new record, her first set of original songs in 28 years. But there’s a reason; the long hiatus between albums wasn’t due to a lack of trying, she has been busy raising six children, performing with SCANDAL following their reunion in the mid 2000s, acting and providing the Netflix series Glow with its theme. Produced by mega-talented Dann Huff (Giant), ”It’s About Time” shows that Patty Smyth has’t lost any color of her unique voice, and the material is really strong resembling the vocalist’s 80s style.


STAN BUSH - Dare To Dream

A: 12,5 € B: 15 €

STAN BUSH is one of the undisputed masters of eighties AOR that can be found on many soundtracks back in the day. The compositions are exactly in this tradition and you can literary see the brave heroes save the the world when listening to tunes like the title track or “Heat of Attack“. Although two songs (“The 80s“ and “Never Surrender“) are no strangers to us, they fit well to the rest of the material. In addition to that, you get a magnificent artwork, too. What a record! Hats off, Mr. BUSH!


watch: https://youtu.be/YXoxzCbiyoU

CATS IN SPACE - Atlantis (digi pack)

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

CATS IN SPACE from England actually never disappoint. Apart from GATHERING OF KINGS and THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA they are THE band in terms of retro seventies pomp sounds. Songs like “Spaceship Superstar“ or “Revolution“ for instance are multi-layered gems that include a QUEEN-like theatrical approach. Comes with a warm and analogue production which makes “Atlantis“ nothing but a wonderful record. “Listen To The Radio“ furthermore, is more than just a secret hit.


watch: https://youtu.be/JzNf98z9QLE


A: 12,5 € B: 15 €

HEARTWIND is the brainchild of Michael Rosengren (keys) and Göran Engvall (g/b) from Sweden. “Strangers“, that presents many voices, comes with guest appearances of Mike Lavér (DYNAZTY), Eirikur Hauksson (ARTCH), Erik Mårtensson (ECLIPSE/WET) and Mats Leven (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). Swedish AOR/melodic rock but heavily influenced by DEF LEPPARD, JOURNEY and WHITESNAKE. Strong songs, amazing artwork and a pristine production, you really can’t ask for more!




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