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Tesla – Shock

Here’s to a big welcome back for Sacramento, California based melodic rockers Tesla as they return from a five year studio hiatus with new album Shock, released by Universal Music Enterprises on March 8th 2019. Formed in 1985 they still feature four out of five original members as they come …

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FM – The Italian Job

Now flying the flag for AOR for thirty five years now, FM fly it even higher on their latest album The Italian Job, a live recording from their appearance at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan on April 29th 2018 that features seventeen songs and a bonus DVD released on …

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Airrace – Untold Stories

It’s a return flight for me with Airrace as I first saw them support Ted Nugent at the Hammersmith Odeon in Feb 1984 and here I am today reviewing their executive class new studio album Untold Stories, released by Frontiers Music Srl on August 10th 2018. Laurie Mansworth returns with …

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FM – Atomic Generation

Atomic Generation, studio album number eleven from the national treasure that is FM, features eleven stunning tracks of premium melodic rock available now via Frontiers Music. Self produced, something I’m a firm believer in with a very in your face mix, point proven by opener ‘Black Magic’. Showing their heavier …

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Cats In Space – Manchester Academy 23/09/2016

Cats In Space – a new name to me so I really wasn’t sure what to expect to see. I was thinking probably a bunch of old hippies playing Hawkwind-inspired trippy psychadelia, but as you will see I couldn’t have been more wrong! The evening turned out to be a …

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Kansas launch 2nd Single ‘Visibility Zero’ from new album ‘The Prelude Implicit’

A brand new song and lyric video from Kansas is streaming now. “Visibility Zero” is the second single released from the band’s intensely anticipated new studio album The Prelude Implicit, which will be released on September 23rd, 2016. The band says, “Visibility Zero is a great KANSAS song written by …

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Rockingham Festival 2016 Venue and Line-up Announcement

STANDING ON TOP OF THE ROCK-INGHAM Hey we’re back, I heard you missed us? A different venue, less bands but no dip in quality is what Rockingham is offering this year. After last year’s successful weekend, plans were put in motion to deliver more of the same AOR goodness as …

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Bonfire – Celebrate 30th Anniversary with New Double Album ‘Pearls’

For the 30th Anniversary / 30years live on stage they present the long desired double-album „PEARLS“ (UDR-Music / Home of the Legends www.udr-music.com ) on 03/18/2016- it’s the first CD of that kind since the foundation of the band in 1986. All “classics” are recorded right now in Milano (Italy) and arranged in a completely new way, as a …

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FOREIGNER’S European Tour starts at London Palladium on June 7th 2016

FOREIGNER’S European Tour starts at London Palladium on June 7th 2016. Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, FOREIGNER will rock across Europe and Israel for a massive summer 2016 Tour. A formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, …

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Serpentine announce new video

After a superb show at the Rockingham festival last weekend, British melodic rockers Serpentine are pleased to announce their brand new single ‘Where Does Your Heart Beat Now’ is available now through i-tunes.       facebook.serpentine

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Serpentine announce the release of their album ‘Circle Of Knives’

Serpentine – the young melodic rock quintet who burst onto the scene in 2010 with the Japanese Rock Top 30 album ‘A Touch Of Heaven’ – are back with their much anticipated new album ‘Circle Of Knives’, released in Europe through AOR Heaven on April 24th. Produced and co-written by …

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FM – Heroes and Villains

FM, one of the best rock bands to come out of the UK in the 1980’s are back with a brand new album and this lucky chap has been listening to it almost continually for the last 2 weeks… I love my job! On rock solid British foundations is built …

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Miss Behaviour-‘Double Agent’ cd

Sweden’s Miss Behaviour have just released their third full-length record called ‘Double Agent’ and is by far the best work they have done to date, the debut CD ‘Heart Of Midwinter’ was released in 2006, while follow-up ‘Last Woman Standing’ was released in 2011. This latest release is full of …

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FM – Futurama EP.

Although Futurama is classed as an EP it is in fact made up of 4 brand new songs, 6 live numbers and an extended mix of one of the new songs and is a fine example of prime  AOR. Futurama is currently available via Membran in the UK and the …

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Fergie Frederiksen – Any Given Moment

Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen (Toto, Frederiksen/Philips, Mecca, LeRoux) is an inspiration. His long and storied music career continues strongly, despite advancing age and failing health. Frontiers Records brings listeners his newest material, 2013’s Any Given Moment. Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio, this record has 11 tracks of melodic, smooth rock and …

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Paris – Only One Life

This may be their debut album, but Paris – named after the French capital, in which the band’s central pairing of vocalist/keyboard player Frédéric Dechavanne and guitarist Sébastien Montet were brought up – trace their roots back three decades, to the heady days of AOR supremacy as evinced by the …

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CHASING VIOLETS – Outside Heaven.

This debut album from sisters Sarah and Melissa Fontaine features a host of musicians gathered from the AOR fraternity and falls firmly into the Melodic Rock camp. It represents a very clever and thoughtful attempt at creating a foot tapping, sing along record and in places achieves it. Tracks such …

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