Friday, March 23, 2018

REVIEW : Odyssey Desperado – Don't Miss The Sunset (Lions Pride Music, 2018)

This can easily be THE album of the year! No doubt 'bout that! But let's see who is Odyssey Desperado. The mastermind behind this really amazing band is called Odysseas Karapolitis. Yep, this guy started all this back in 2014 in Athens, Greece. The missing pieces of the puzzle were completed with the addition of one of the best Greek voices in the genre Manos Fatsis and with the 'mighty' Bob Katsionis (Firewind, solo artist, e.t.c.) on the production the project took flesh and bones.

Thursday, March 22, 2018


The melodic metal band of TEMPERANCE is about to unleash its brand new effort with the title "Of Jupiter And Moons" this April and Luca Negro (bassist) talks with Heavy Paradise about the new exciting record, the band and some other interesting things.

Heavy Paradise : Hello Luca, and welcome back to heavy paradise for this interview! It’s been a long time, almost 4 years and already 4 albums, since our last interview here. So, what happened since our last chat in Temperance camp?

Temperace (Luca): Guys, thank you! It's a great pleasure to stay here with you again!
Basically these four years changed our life as at first as musicians and of course as humans. In just four years Temperance published three studio album and one live DVD, and I think the DVD has been a sort of turning point, including the first Temperance "Era" and closing a circle of events, it represents the evolution of Temperance's first three albums sound. As you know, now Temperance grow up with two new members as lead singers, increasing the sound and reaching the total number of three singers in the band, creating an original twist of modern-metal harmonies. The album "Of Jupiter And Moons" continues the natural Temperance's sound evolution and now we can't wait to play on stage sharing our new songs with you!!
Heavy Paradise : Well, a new album, “Of Jupiter And Moons”, and a new line-up. Allow me to say that your new opus grabbed me at the first spin and left me thrilled! Well done! In my humble opinion, this is probably your best record to-date. Are you satisfied by the result of “Of Jupiter And Moons” and the chemistry of the new line-up?

Temperace (Luca): Thank you!! I'm thrilled too!! As I said before, the new line-up increased the sound so much! It becomes so powerful and adrenaline. This is the first album with our two new singers, you know, but at the same time it is the first official studio record including the very great drumming of Alfonso, who joined the band just one year ago playing on Temperance's DVD. "Of Jupiter And Moons" is a right winess of our new chemistry.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

RON KEEL's 'Metal Cowboy: Reloaded' out on April 6 in Europe

KEEL frontman RON KEEL (Steeler) will have his 2014 solo album Metal Cowboy re-released as Metal Cowboy: Reloaded via EMP Outlaw/EMP Label Group on April 6, 2018 in Europe.



Next year will mark 50 years since Judas Priest’s formation, and incredibly, they are more popular than ever. Case in point, the announcement that their 18th studio album, ‘Firepower,’ has debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 Chart - their highest chart placement ever in the States (yes, that includes such all-time classics as ‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ ‘Painkiller,’ etc.). And Priest’s members are just as excited as the fans - “This is incredible news, that our band Judas Priest - of nearly fifty years standing, can stay popular and relevant enough to gain our highest first week Billboard Top 200 chart position ever! Good news for us, and good news for Metal in general!”

‘Firepower’ is also receiving stellar reviews across the board, including the Metal Temple website declaring “‘Firepower’ is a fine proof of a pioneer that still has a lot to say, unlike many bands that live off their glorious past. JUDAS PRIEST is, so hear their sermon, because this is one of the greatest albums of this year, if it isn’t the best one.”

HEXED Released 'Obedience' Lyric Video, New Album 'Netherworld' Out In March

Swedish metal band, HEXED, have released a lyric video for the song 'Obedience', the track is taken from their debut album 'Netherworld', out on March 30th - 2018, via ViciSolum Productions. The video was made by Mattias Norén (Kamelot, Epica, Sabaton, Evergrey) at PROGART MEDIA. The video can be viewed here:
HEXED is a Swedish Metal band fronted by the amazing vocalist Tina Gunnarsson. The music is a genius blend of thick driving rhythms, melodic guitars and are sometimes progressively orientated, but always with catchy chorus lines and strong powerful female vocals.
'Netherworld' was produced, recorded, mixed by HEXED & DIZTORD. Mastered by JOUNI NIEMI at BIG JAMBO STUDIOS. Artwork & layout by MATTIAS NORÉN (Kamelot, Epica, Sabaton, Evergrey) at PROGART MEDIA.

ETERNAL FLAME Reveal ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘ Album Details, feat. Former Yngwie Malmsteen Singers Goran Edman and Mark Boals

German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band, MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME, have announced the release of their third album ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘ on May 18th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records. The album includes 13 tracks, and  featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenRing of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenJohn Norum) on vocals. The Album artwork was made by Gustavo Sazes (Angra, Firewind, Iced Earth, Dream Evil).

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to present the lyric video for "Zhaneta", third single taken from Airbound's self-titled debut album.

Airbound: lyric video for third single "Zhaneta" online

Art Of Melody Music Burning Minds Music Group are glad to present the lyric video for "Zhaneta", third single taken from Airbound's self-titled debut album.

"Airbound" has been released on September 15, 2017 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, and October 13, 2017 via AnderStein Music in Japan
Purchase/Streaming links: 
CD Ltd. Personalized Edition (Rock Temple Exclusive)
Amazon Digital

Itunes / Apple Music

Saturday, March 17, 2018

REVIEW : TEMPERANCE --- Of Jupiter And Moons (Scarlet Records, April 2018)

Without any doubt the modern melodic metal band of Temperance is one of the most talented of its kind in this scene in the recent years. With already three solid releases, so far, Temperance is back in business with their brand new opus with the title "Of Jupiter And Moons" through Scarlet Records.

FALLEN ANGEL Join Sliptrick Records

Fallen Angels (IT) Glam Rock | Hard Rock
Fallen Angels were formed in 2011 from the creative minds of Matthew Ice and Ste Wizard. They started life as a cover band playing a style of rock music that was big in the eighties, glam rock. The band are chiefly influenced by such luminaries as Motley Crue, Poison, Ratt, Europe, Aerosmith and many others. In addition to the style of music, the group have gone to great lengths to revive the true atmosphere of concerts from that period with related costumes and scenography that, over the years, have made this rock genre exciting and captivating. With the entry in 2014 of the new frontman Matty Mannant and the drummer Luke Gyzz, the band delved deeper into their own 80’s sound and began devoting themselves to writing and performing their own tracks.
Fallen Angels spent 2017 perfecting their first full debut album, Even Priest Knows. This is a record that pays homage to the 80’s, giving a rebirth to the glam style of music whilst adding an original and versatile touch with different musical nuances. All this without ever abandoning the rock vein that distinguishes it.
Even Priest Knows | Released April 30th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Fallen Angels are:
Matty Mannant – Vocals | Ste Wizard – Guitar | Luke Gyzz – Drums | Matthew Ice – Bass
Band links: Facebook | On Sliptrick

Friday, March 16, 2018

VEGA have released a new song & video from their upcoming album, ONLY HUMAN! Check out "Worth Dying For"

Ready for some more rock 'n roll from the UK? VEGA have released a new song & video from their upcoming album, ONLY HUMAN! Check out "Worth Dying For" .

ONLY HUMAN is out May 11, 2018 on CD/LP/MP3:
VEGA will perform at the Wildfire Festival in Scotland on 23rd June, then hit the road for a UK tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
23.06.18 WISTON, LANARKSHIRE Wildfire Festival
28.06.18 MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
29.06.18 NEWCASTLE Riverside
30.06.18 GLASGOW Stereo
05.07.18 CARDIFF Fuel
06.07.18 WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
07.07.18 LONDON Underworld

FELSKINN Premiere 'Rain Will Fall' Music Video, New Album 'Mind Over Matter' Out Now

Swiss heavy rock band, FELSKINN, eat. MaxxwellKrokus and Live/Wire members, have released an official band video for 'Rain Will Fall', the song is taken from their debut album, ‘Mind Over Matter‘, out now via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS). The video can be viewed here:

MONUMENT - "Attila" Lyric Video / Streaming Single and Album "Hellhound" Pre-Order!

Today MONUMENT release a lyric video for the single „Attila“ from their upcoming album „Hellhound“. The clip can be watched here:

Peter Ellis, the voice of MONUMENT quotes: "Attila was one of these men of history who were more like a forces of nature than human beings and I felt that the music I had for the song fitted him perfectly so I wrote the lyrics based around his story. I am very proud of how this song came together."
Stream the “Attila” single here:

On 25th May 2018 MONUMENT‘s third studio album „Hellhound“ will see the light of day. The album, consisting of 9 plus 3 bonus  tracks of pure British heavy metal, will be available in Jewel Case CD (9 Tracks Standard Version), Limited Digipack CD with 3 bonus Tracks), Black Vinyl (9 Tracks Standard Version) and a limited 500 copy Boxset version.

The boxset includes:
• “Hellhound” In Limited Digipack CD
• “Hellhound In Red/Yellow/Orange Marbled Double Vinyl (Boxset Exclusive Vinyl)
• Artwork / Band Photo Poster
• Signed Postcard
• “William Kidd” Official Flag 150x100cm
• Monument Logo Patch
Twin guitar melodies, loud bass tones, thundering drums and soaring tenor vocals are all present in abundance. Lyrically, the album draws inspiration from a variety of sources like history, urban London life, the occult and personal relationships.

Pre-order your copy of „Hellhound“ here: