Nouveauté sortie cette semaine avec le 14ème album du groupe AOR, intitulé Return To L.A AOR un groupe crée de toutes pièces par un Français dénommé Frédéric Slama qui vit à Los Angeles en Californie. Tout a commencé il y a 10 ans quand Frédéric est devenu copain avec tout le gratin de scène West Coast et du Rock FM californien. Des pointures comme Richard Page, Michael Thompson ou Bill Champlin du groupe Chicago…Steve Lukather, David Paich et les Frères Porcaro du groupe Toto ou encore Michael Landau ou Steve Overland du groupe FM ! Du coup Frédéric Slama a eu l’idée de créer son propre groupe, Baptisé à juste Titre AOR en faisant appel aux meilleurs musiciens et chanteurs de la planete west Coast & Rock FM ! Frédéric, lui se charge de la coproduction et des compositions, un projet qui a fonctionné à merveille, car AOR à déjà 14 albums à son actif avec une liste incroyable de musiciens et chanteurs, invités pour l’occasion et sur le nouvel album Return To L.A les nouveaux élus s’appellent Tommy Funderburck du légendaire groupe californien Airplay ou encore Erika Norberg et l’excellent chanteur Jesse Damon…AOR, le son Rock FM Californien vu par le français, Frédéric Slama ! Return To L.A, un album co-produit sous la tutelle des célèbres producteurs Paul Sabu & Tommy Denander est à découvrir sur BCC Rock Radio ! AOR Plus d'infos: http://on.fb.me/1EJf725
BCC Rock Radio vous recommande l’excellente compilation « 1.1 » du groupe Rock mélodique Suédois dénommé « Baltimoore ». Il s’agît d’une formation crée par le chanteur et producteur Björn Lodin en 1987! « Baltimoore », le son Hard Mélodique suédois et une nouvelle compile top niveau contenant 18 hits potentiels tirés de la discographie de cette formation qui a 11 albums à son actif. Plus d'infos https://www.facebook.com/Baltimoore.official
Radioactive – F4UR ! c’est le nouveau projet du célèbre musicien de studio et producteur suédois : Tommy Denander. Tommy avait initié le groupe Radioactive en 1991 et a réalisé 3 Albums, tous idolâtrés par les médias et les Fans. Ses 3 premiers opus ont été réunis sous la forme d’un triple Cd Digipack intitulé “legacy” avec en de nombreux titres inédits en Bonus. Mais qui est ce Tommy Denander ? Tommy est d’abord un guitariste de studio de renom et réputation qui a déjà participé à l’enregistrement de plus de 2500 albums. Il fait également partie des producteur top niveau et a déjà travaillé, disons-le, quasiment avec tout le monde : Michael Jackson, Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Ricky Martin, Steve Perry, Bobby Kimball, Richard Page, Michael McDonald, Jimi Jamison et beaucoup d’autres … Au fil des années Tommy a forcément côtoyé de nombreux musiciens et chanteurs et peu à l’image de AOR le groupe du français Frédéric Slama (dont il a d’ailleurs co-produit le dernier album, Return To L.A) le suédois a lui aussi crée son all-star band baptisé Radioactive, là aussi constitué de pointures avec une très belle brochette de chanteurs comme Steve Walsh du groupe Kansas, Bobby Kimball et le regretté Fergie Frederiksen du groupe Toto, autre artiste défunt présent : Jimi Jamison (Survivor) ou entre autres James Christian le chanteur de House of Lords, que l’on retrouve sur RadioActive le nouvel album F4UR à paraître le 17 avril 2015 sur Label: Escape Music. Un album fortement recommandé par BCC Rock. Retrouvez Tommy Denander sur facebook: http://on.fb.me/1OEbH8M
Alice Roques of RockRevoltMagazine.com conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, KILLER BE KILLED, SEPULTURA) before CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's April 23 concert at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.Speaking about SOULFLY's tenth studio album, "Archangel", which is due on August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Max said: "It's a very biblical, very mystic, very exotic kind of a album.This is a totally different vibe [from 2013's 'Savages']. There's songs like 'Sodomites', about the destruction of Sodom; there's songs like 'Shamash', about the Akkadian god of the sun; 'Ishtar' (since retitled 'Ishtar Rising'), which is the Babylonian queen; 'Titanomachy' (since retitled 'Titans'), which is about the war of the titans. So there's really more mystic, exotic sounds and songs and lyrics. So it's really cool. It's really artistic, the new SOULFLY, which I like about it.""Archangel" was produced by Matt Hyde, who has previously worked with SLAYER and CHILDREN OF BODOM. Max told Groovey.TV about the new CD's music direction: "It's very influenced by the stuff I listen to right now — 1349 and BELPHEGOR, BEHEMOTH… I've been listening to a lot of death metal. Don't ask me why. I don't know why. I just fucking love the extremity of it. So, yeah, it's gonna be a really cool record. It's our tenth record. And I'm very excited for this album. And then I will tour for 'Archangel' probably for the next year and a half, two years, non-stop."In a separate interview with Metal Wani, Max called "Archangel" "an interesting record." He ecxplained: "It's one of those [records] that come out once in a lifetime, an album like that comes out — really crazy sounds and very different dimensions. It's more experimental than the other stuff. It's still heavy as hell, and it's still fast. And Zyon's [Cavalera, Max's son] playing drums on it. He's actually playing really good. He reminds me of a young Dave Lombardo [SLAYER]. The fills that he's doing [are] really amazing; he surprised everybody in the studio. Matt Hyde is producing; he worked with SLAYER before. So it's really cool; a really good team."Max also talked about the new SOULFLY song "We Sold Our Souls To Metal", which he previously described as a "metal anthem." Asked about the mindset that is required to write a track like that, Max said: "It just happens. You can't explain it. It's one of those things… [When] you play it, it has an instant reaction on the listener."He continued: "I was very curious about that, so I was playing around with the song, playing it for people, to see what kind of reaction it gets. And almost everybody, the reaction was, like, 'This is so crazy. I can't wait 'till you guys play this live.' It's got this kind of New York hardcore chant that we do in the chorus — like, gang vocals. It's really, really fun, and everybody gets to sing together. That's why I was thinking that it's gonna become an anthem — the chorus, all the fans are gonna sing it together, and it's saying something. 'Cause, 'we sold our souls to metal,' I think every metalhead feels like that — that we did kind of a pact and we sold our souls for this music that we love so much. So it's something that I think [they'll] sing that with some kind of pride. I think it's gonna happen when that song comes out, at least. And then it ends [in a] very PINK FLOYD [-like way], which is really strange; I don't know why we did that. I still don't know if it was the right thing, but it came out like that. Marc [Rizzo] just did some really crazy guitars at the end of it that is just, like… It goes from total metal into crazy PINK FLOYD, but it works. I mean, it's really wild. And we like wild stuff.I always was drawn to weird, weird stuff, and that's definitely weird, in a good way."SOULFLY will embark on a North American headlining tour at the end of September. Joining them on this epic campaign are Swedish melodic death metal visionaries SOILWORK, Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED, and hot newcomers SHATTERED SUN.
FeMetal TV's fiery redhead Mercedes recently conducted an interview with bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now watch the chat below.Asked if SABATON has begun working on material for its eight album and when fans can expect the follow-up to 2014's "Heroes", Sundström said: "The next album's gonna come out at the end of next summer, if everything goes well. We have topics for it, we have plans for it, but we can't tell it yet, because it's still a secret, and also, we don't wanna tell things which might change. Because until it's recorded, you never know if it's gonna change."He continued: "We have some good topics [for the lyrics]. We haven't really written any songs yet. We've got ideas for some songs, some good ideas. Because we are touring so much, and it's really complicated to write music on tour; for us, it's really complicated. And so, we're gonna start in the autumn writing songs. We still have some few ideas. But, really, in the autumn, we're gonna start writing [properly for the next album]."SABATON released a special, three-disc limited-edition deluxe version of its 2014 album, "Heroes", in the U.S. and Canada on April 7 via Nuclear Blast.Limited to 5,000 copies, this deluxe edition includes two discs of live audio recorded on the 2014 Sabaton Cruise in addition to the original ten "Heroes" album tracks."Heroes" was certified gold in the group's home country for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last seven years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000."Heroes" sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 99 on The Billboard 200 chart.Released on May 16, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records, the "Heroes" cover artwork was created by Péter Sallai. A number of bonus tracks were made available, including cover versions of songs originally written and recorded by METALLICA, BATTLE BEAST and RAUBTIER."Heroes" was tracked at The Abyss, the recording studio in Pärlby outside Ludvika, Sweden owned and operated by record producer and musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN).
Ramon of Dutch webzine Lords Of Metal conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM during this year's Musikmesse trade show, which was held April 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany. An excerpt from the chat follows below.Lords Of Metal: [Your] live DVD showed you guys having lots of fun. There was quite some partying going on on there…Alexi: That was in the good old days. [Laughs]Lords Of Metal: You do not do that anymore?Alexi: We do, but it's just, we are not 25 anymore. The thing is, things change, we still have a lot of fun, but it was pretty insane back in the day, man. But…Lords Of Metal: Wait, you mellowed down? Why is that?Alexi: It's just… when you get older, your body can't take as much as it did like when you were a twenty-something, you know. Hangovers get so [laughs] violently brutal, I just can't fucking deal with it anymore, man. I started to feel, in the middle of the tour, I didn't wanna go out on the stage anymore. I always did my fucking job, but I just didn't enjoy it as much as I should. So when something like that happens, I just feel so fucking bad about myself that I just had to take it easier and take better care of myself and make sure I feel 110 percent when I am out on the stage, because that is what I do, that's my job, that's my life. So I can't let anything or anybody get in the way with that, especially not drinking, or anything like that. So I don't really drink when I am out on the road anymore.Lords Of Metal: Not at all?Alexi: Hardly. I might have a couple of beers, but that's it.Lords Of Metal: And you can keep it down? There is no urge for you to keep going?Alexi: No, no, no. Not at all. It was kind of weird at first. The first tour I did after I decided to do it sober and it was really weird. I always was the craziest [one] on the tour. And all of the sudden I am not a part of it and to me it was quite of getting settled in just let them do their thing and not be a part of it. But once you had done a couple of tours sober, you kind of get used to it and before you know it… I am actually enjoying it. Being out on the stage is just so much more fun. Right before you are hitting the stage, you are not puking your brains out [laughs], or have to do a couple of whiskey shots to get an even kill. It kind of got to that point. I never got drunk before the show, I just needed to level. It works for me, everybody does what he does. I have always been a road dog and I always will be. Whether I drink or not has nothing to do with it.Read the entire interview from Lords Of Metal.
MelodicRock Records is offering a double dose of Swedish class in July. Already announced is the new CONSTANCIA album and now MRR will crank up the metal once again by releasing the new studio album from Swedish melodic/neoclassical metal outfit VINDICTIV on July 10.
The new album World Of Fear is a huge leap forward for the band and features the vocals of superstar MARK BOALS throughout.
MelodicRock Records is excited to launch a full track preview of the coming album, with the track Paralyzed available below: