Tag Archives: AOR Heaven

Quick plays: D’ERCOLE, JIM JIDHED, BEACHEADS

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D’ERCOLE No Place Like Home This is the fourth album from melodic hard rock band D’Ercole and they have released it themselves having left Z Records. The album features Phil Vincent as the main songwriter and producer (does this man never … Continue reading

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Album review: BONEYARD DOG – Bluesbound Train

AOR Heaven [Release date 25.11.16] Boneyard Dog maybe a new band but they have an impressive pedigree (no more dog puns honest!), in that the core duo of singer Rob Mancini (Hotwire/Crush) and guitarist Davy Kerrigan, are joined by drummer … Continue reading

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Album review: NIVA – Atmospherical

AOR Heaven [Release date 28.10.16] Tony Niva is the former Lion’s Share vocalist and also released the enjoyable Oxygen ‘Final Warning’ on Escape Music back in 2o12. On this album he is joined by Lars Chriss (who has played and … Continue reading

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Album review: ANGELS OR KINGS – Go Ask The Moon!

AOR Heaven [Release date 30.10.16] Angels Or Kings started out back in the 1980′s but it wasn’t until 2014 when the band got back together that they actually got to finally release their debut album. That was a corker, chock … Continue reading

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Album review: LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – Paintings

AOR Heaven [Released 26.02.16] Album number twelve from Last Autumn’s Dream who, with a couple of exceptions, release a new album at the start of each year. The line-up is the same as 2015′s ‘Level Eleven’, making this the second … Continue reading

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Album review: WIGELIUS – Tabula Rasa

WIGELIUS - Tabula Rasa

AOR Heaven [Release date 29.01.16] New rock music out of Sweden is getting more prolific than a Joe Bonamassa release – like a long-running TV soap opera, sometimes it’s great and mostly it’s annoying. But fair’s fair, open mind and … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAND SLAM – A New Dawn

GRAND SLAM - A New Dawn

AOR Heaven [Release date 29.01.16] Next up – guess what….a melodic, AOR release out of Sweden ! If I didn’t get a free promo copy from the record label, this would undoubtedly be on my annual wish-list to the North … Continue reading

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Album review: RADIO EXILE – Radio Exile

AOR Heaven [Released 6.11.15] And now for something not Swedish….proper American classic melodic rock fare, best served loud and with beer, Radio Exile’s debut, self-titled album. The tune-smithery (is that a word?) is, in parts, reminiscent of Ritchie Kotzen’s Winery … Continue reading

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News: HAREM SCAREM, MAJOR INSTINCT, DEE SNIDER – Tuesday 29 September 2015

Dee Snider - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL Day 2 - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 26 July 2015

Dave Gilmour topped the UK album charts this week with his new album ‘Rattle That Lock’. Major Instinct release their debut album, ‘High Five’ on Nov 27th via AOR Heaven. The band features M.ILL.ION founder, main songwriter and bass guitarist B.J. Laneby. Harem Scarem … Continue reading

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Album review: NEWMAN – The Elegance Machine

AOR Heaven [Released 31.08.15] Steve Newman is back with his band Newman and joining him are his long term drummer Rob McEwen and on backing vocals Geoff Wootton and Mark Thompson-Smith (who worked with Steve Newman on the criminally underrated … Continue reading

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Album review: DENNIS CHURCHILL DRIES – I

Dennis Churchill Dries I

AOR Heaven [Released 01.06.15] Vocalist/bassist Dennis Churchill Dries (DCD) is known to lovers of melodic rock as the vocalist in White Sister and their successor band Tattoo Rodeo. White Sister issued two immense melodic rock/AOR albums in the 80′s and … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE GENTLE STORM, WINDSOR DRIVE, FINLAY MORTON

THE GENTLE STORM – The Diary Inside Out www.insideout.de [Released 23.03.15] A new name but a very experienced duo behind the name, namely Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon fame and Anneke van Giersbergen, the former Gathering vocalist and last seen on … Continue reading

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Album review: LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – Level Eleven

LAST AUTUMN

AOR Heaven [Released 23.02.15] Last Autumn’s Dream are back with a new album and this is their eleventh. Vocalist Mikael Erlandsson is the last original member as in 2014 guitarist Andy Malecek decided to leave the band because of personal … Continue reading

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News: VAN HALEN, TOTO, DAN REED – Friday 6 February 2015

Van Halen release their first alive album, ‘Tokyo Dome Live In Concert’ featuring David Lee Roth on March 31st. Toto debut their new single ‘Orphan’ on YouTube. Maxx Explosion release ‘Dirty Angel’ in early March on Kivel Records, who release … Continue reading

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Album review: AMMUNITION – Shanghaied

Ammunition Shanghaied

AOR Heaven [Released 26.01.15] Wig Wam may sadly be no more, but the band’s ex-members are certainly busy with guitarist Trond Holter teaming up with Jorn Lande on their rather good ‘Dracula’ themed album and now vocalist Åge Sten Nilsen … Continue reading

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Album review: WICKED SENSATION – Adrenaline Rush

Wicked Sensation - Adrenaline Rush

AOR Heaven [Released 28.11.14] New album “Adrenaline Rush” is the first to find ex-Accept/Bangalore Choir vocalist David Reece at the helm and with it Wicked Sensation have released an album jam packed with melodic greatness – guitarist and chief songwriter … Continue reading

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Album review: ANGELS OR KINGS – Kings Of Nowhere

Kings Of Nowhere

AOR Heaven [Released 27.10.14] Angels Or Kings can trace their history back to the 1980′s UK AOR scene when they were known as A.O.K. and played supports to bands passing through their hometown of Manchester. Guitarist Tony Bell has even … Continue reading

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Album review: MISS BEHAVIOUR – Double Agent

Miss Behaviour - Double Agent

AOR Heaven [Released 01.09.14] Miss Behaviour have been going since 2004 and their last album, ‘Last Woman Standing’ won rave reviews. They were well in to writing this new album when a tragic accident saw the untimely passing of their … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ASTRA, DEAD END HEROES, ROXIE 77, THE GHOST WOLVES

ASTRA – Broken Balance Scarlet Records [Released 15.04.14] Progressive metallers Astra  return on the scene with their third album with their last album being 2009′s ‘From Within’ (Lion Music). The  band are centered around keyboard wizard Emanuele Casali (DGM) although … Continue reading

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Album review: ALIEN – Eternity

ALIEN – Eternity

AOR Heaven www.alientheband.com [Released 28.04.14] Alien date way back to the mid-80’s and became one of the key Swedish melodic rock bands until they quit in the mid-90’s, bar a brief reunion in 2005. That looked to be it until … Continue reading

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