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AOR HEAVEN ::: N E W S L E T T E R ::: 12/07/2019

 

Howdy melodic rockers,

It's quite a bit frustrating when it comes to the Colorvive CD, which has been announced by Cargo records with a release date of July the 5th. by looking at my calendar  it should be the 12th of July today and I still havn't got any proof of delivery from my UK supplier, so it's pretty much useless to talk about a date when we should have this item in stock - I really don't know !!

The new Stranded CD has been shipped today and should arrive next Tuesday and starting by today afternoon our summer sale will be online - happy hunting !!

 

Listen to our upcoming August releases from Jimi Anderson Group and Rockett Love at www.metalheaven.net !

 

wishing you a great week

Georg & Monika

 

 

AOR HEAVEN RELEASES!

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.

MARTIN STARK

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!

MARTIN STARK

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

 

 
EXPECTED NEW RELEASES !!
 

STRANDED - New Dawn

A: 12,5 € B: 15 €

AOR respectively West Coast sounds from Canada with amazing melodies and a touching voice (Troy Reid of AGENT) that’s what you get with “New Dawn“. Perfect stuff for fans of BOULEVARD, HAREM SCAREM, FORTUE or CLIF MAGNESS. The production is pretty good with a lot of details that keep the album fresh for a long time. Check out “Take Good Care Of Me“ and “Cindy“ for a representative glimpse on the album.

MARTIN STARK

listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITy3_ujoRD0

ANGELES - Time Of Truth (digi pack)

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

Veteran hard rockers ANGELES are one of the most long-lasting indie US rock bands out there. These guys recorded several albums, played countless gigs and shared stages with the greats. All-original rock band Angeles first started playing Hollywood, CA in the early ’80s. Listening to “Time Of Truth” it’s like living between 1984 – 1988 again. From the start with ‘Pain’ – a mix of Y&T with Quiet Riot – the driving guitars and vocal style takes you back to the glory days of the genre. On ‘Not Here to Play’ there’s a feel-good vibe, this being this an uptempo rocker with some Twisted Sister influences. It’s classic US glammy hard rock / melodic hard rock with a bit a sleazy, made 2019 but with the feel & sound of the golden era.

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha-XDwRj6OA

SABATON - The Great War

A: 13,5 € B: 16 €

What they do, they do very well, the Swedish outfit SABATON. “The Great War“ is not as fantastic as e.g. “Karolus Rex“ (2012) but fans will love the new output nevertheless. Everything is there, the melodies, the powerful riffs, the mighty choirs and the big, big slice of pathos, of course. They might overdo it a little bit in terms of their „history lectures“ but their style of power metal and foremost their feeling for powerful arrangements or drama is unrivaled.

MARTIN STARK

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkbG39-T4H0

 

 

NEW RELEASES IN STOCK !

VISIONATICA - Enigma Fire

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

After an oriental intro, powerful symphonic sounds in the vein of NIGHTWISH, especially in terms of vocals, are coming your way. Vocalist Tamara Amedova has got a beautiful voice which (luckily) does not constantly try to reach new heights like many of her competitors do. “Enigma Fire“ offers film score-like parts but apart from a crystal-clear and powerful production, the lovely voice Amedova’s is what makes this record a really good one.

MARTIN STARK

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

BILLY SHERWOOD - Citizen: In The Next Life

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

Progressive rock with good songwriting, a fascinating story about a traveller in time and space and emotional moments. The fact that BILLY SHERWOOD (YES) plays all instruments by himself is impressive but also the reason why the sound and the overall impression is not very spectacular. Listeners who are into YES, SPOCK’S BEARD or ASIA will certainly nevertheless dig this record as it offers a good alternative for the more recent releases of the acts mentioned. 

MARTIN STARK

listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUnIlv4H4ps

HOLLOW HAZE - Between Landscapes And Deep Blue Seas

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

Power metal with progressive elements coming from Italy is basically nothing special but “Between Landscapes And Deep Blue Seas“ differs from many competitors in having great songwriting and an amazing mix of STRATOVARIUS, HELLOWEEN and LABYRINTH. Vocalist Fabio Dessi foremost, who is basically free from any accent, is a great surprise. The ballad “I Will Be There“ and the grooving “The Upside Down“ are perfect first encounters with the world of HOLLOW HAZE.

MARTIN STARK

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWzxmPDapH8

MIND KEY - Mk. III - Alien In Wonderland

A: 13 € B: 15,5 €

“MK III - Alien In Wonderland“ is the third effort of Italian progressive metal act and the first in almost ten years. A new line-up is evident but stylistically they mostly stick to the first albums. melodic, playful and versatile sounds, that’s what you get. Let alone the opener shine, which is the title track or the hook monster “Hate At First Sight“ as well as the metal-like “Angry Man“ or “Hands Off Cain“ with its hit potential, to name but a few highlights.

MARTIN STARK

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

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - Live In Japan 2017 (CD + DVD)

A: 14,5 € B: 17,5 €

Another live output by GRAHAM BONNET BAND? Well, why not? There’s obviously plenty of material like MSG, RAINBOW, IMPELLITTIERI, ALCATRAZZ or solo stuff. The album contains a fantastic sound and a voice that is (surprisingly) in great shape. An astonishing reflexion of more than forty years of hard rock with an incredible version of the MSG classic “Desert Song“ as one of the many highlights “Live in Japan 2017“ offers.

MARTIN STARK

watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U6AVyyeWG8

 

 

AOR HEAVEN SUMMER SALE !!

Our discount offer during the months July / August
- as usual strictly based on a first come, first serve basis !

Ea. CD                      A: 2,00€                    B: 2,50€ 

 

Da Vinci - Ambition Rocks
you save:
66%

Jari Tiura - King Of Lions
you save:
66%

Ea. CD                      A: 4,00€                    B: 5,00€ 

 

Blood Red Saints - Love, Hate Conspiracies
you save: 33%

Dante Fox - Six String Revolver
you save: 33%

Frontline - Heroes
you save: 45%

Frontline - The State Of Rock +2
you save: 45%

Heartwind - Higher And Higher
you save: 45%

Impera - Age Of Discovery
you save: 33%

Jim Jidhed - Push On Through
you save: 33%

PAL - Prime
you save: 33%

Stormburst - Raised On Rock
you save: 33%

Ea. CD                      A: 6,00€                    B: 7,50€ 

 

Dan Reed Network - Origins
you save: 40%

Von Baltzer - Cultural Daze
you save: 40%

Ea. CD                      A: 7,50€                    B: 9,50€ 

Atlas - In Pursuit Of Memory
you save: 33%

Jean Beauvoir - Rock Masterpieces Vol 1.
you save: 33%

Jean Beauvoir - Rock Masterpieces Vol 2.
you save: 33%

Newman - Decade (2 CDs)
you save: 45%

Wildness - Wildness
you save: 33%

COMING NEXT !!
 

ROCKETT LOVE - 08/30
JIMI ANDERSON GROUP - 08/30
ALIEN re-issue - 08/30
 
     
 

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