Gotthard - El Traidor [2006]
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
“El Traidor” is the second cd single from the “Lipservice” album.











Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Switzerland
Official Website: http://www.gotthard.com/

Line-Up
Steve Lee: Vocals
Leo Leoni: Guitars
Marc Lynn: Bass
Hena Habegger: Drums
Freddy Scherer: Guitars


TrackList
01. Anytime, Anywhere (Spanish Version)
02. Anytime, Anywhere (Spanish Classical Version)
03. Anytime, Anywhere
04. The Other Side Of Me (Live)
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/28/2007 02:26:00 AM | Permalink 2 comments
Gotthard - Tu Pasion [2006]
“Tu Pasión” is the third cd single from the “Lipservice” album.












Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Switzerland
Official Website: http://www.gotthard.com/

Line-Up
Steve Lee: Vocals
Leo Leoni: Guitars
Marc Lynn: Bass
Hena Habegger: Drums
Freddy Scherer: Guitars


TrackList
1. Tu Pasión / Lift U Up (Spanish Version)
2. Lift U Up (Radio Edit)
3. One Life One Soul (Feat. Montserrat Caballé)
4. Nothing Left At All (Live)
5. Anytime Anywhere (Live)
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/28/2007 02:15:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Giant – I’ll See You In My Dreams [VideoClip]
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Last Of The Runnaways
Year: 1989
Official Website: .............
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/27/2007 07:38:00 PM | Permalink 4 comments
Wig Wam - Bless The Night [VideoClip]
Monday, February 26, 2007

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Norway
Album: Hard To Be A Rock 'N' Roller.. In Kiev!
Year: 2005
Official Website: http://www.wigwam.no/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/26/2007 05:30:00 PM | Permalink 3 comments
TnT – Intuition [VideoClip]
Sunday, February 25, 2007

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Norway
Album: Intuition
Year: 1989
Official Website: http://www.tnttheband.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 08:58:00 PM | Permalink 2 comments
Ten – After The Love Has Gone [VideoClip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Uk
Album: Ten
Year: 1996
Official Website: http://www.tenofthebest.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 08:36:00 PM | Permalink 1 comments
Talisman – Colour My Xtc [VideoClip]

Genre:Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Sweden Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Humanimal
Year: 1994
Official Website: http://www.talismanworld.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 08:28:00 PM | Permalink 1 comments
Stage Dolls - Still In Love [VideoClip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Norway
Album: Stage Dolls
Year: 1989
Official Website: http://www.stagedolls.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 08:17:00 PM | Permalink 3 comments
Slaughter - Real Love [VideoClip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: The Wild Life
Year: 1992
Official Website: http://www.slaughterweb.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 01:03:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Nexx - Critical [VideoClip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Spain
Album: Another Dawn
Year: 2006
Official Website: http://www.webnexx.com
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 12:56:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Michael Sweet - All This And Heaven Too [VideoClip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Michael Sweet
Year: 1994
Official Website: http://www.michaelsweet.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 12:49:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
King Kobra - Hunger [VideoClip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Ready To Strike
Year: 1985
Official Website: http://www.angelfire.com/band/kingkobra/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 12:41:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
John Norum – We Will Be Strong (Feat. Joey Tempest) [Video Clip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Sweden Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Face The Truth
Year: 1992
Official Website: http://www.johnnorum.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 12:33:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Giuffria – Lonely In Love [VideoClip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Giuffria
Year: 1984
Official Website: ……………………
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 12:21:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Femme Fatale – Falling In And Out Of Love [VideoClip]

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Femme Fatale
Year: 1988
Official Website: http://www.lorrainecafe.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/25/2007 12:17:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
CrashDiet – Riot In Everyone [VideoClip]
Saturday, February 24, 2007


Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Sweden Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Rest In Sleaze
Year: 2005
Official Website: http://www.crashdiet.org/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/24/2007 02:06:00 AM | Permalink 3 comments
Cher – Save Up All Your Tears [VideoClip]
Friday, February 23, 2007


Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Album: Love Hurts
Year: 1991
Official Website: http://www.cher.com/
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/23/2007 09:13:00 PM | Permalink 1 comments
Pulse - Worlds Apart [2004]
After 3 years Pulse return with the second cd “Worlds Apart” a fantastic pure AOR release that sounds like a mix between Refugee, and Magnum.









Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Uk
Official Website: …………….

Line-Up
Simons Abbotts: Vocals
Vince O'Regan: Guitars
Andy Mills: Bass
Scott Barrow: Drums


TrackList
01.Nothin' I Can Do About It
02.Worlds Apart
03.Price Of Loving You
04.Talk To My Heart
05.Lost Without You
06.You're Not Alone
07.Feels Like The First Time
08.Break The Chain
09.Do It All Again
10.In Your Eyes
11.No Turning Back
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/23/2007 05:40:00 AM | Permalink 3 comments
Giuffria - Giuffria [1984]
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Giuffria is the first cd of the group , and this is an aor Classic based on keybords album, with catchy choruses and melodic power ballads A great release of the early 80’s.








Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: …………..

Line-Up
David Glen Eisley: Vocals
Craig Goldy: Guitar
Gregg Giuffria: Keys
Chuck Wright: Bass
Alan Krigger: Drums

TrackList
01.Do Me Right
02.Call To The Heart
03.Don't Tear Me Down
04.Dance
05.Lonely In Love
06.Trouble Again
07.Turn Me On
08.Line Of Fire
09.Awakening
10.Out Of Blue
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/22/2007 02:09:00 PM | Permalink 6 comments
Rain - Stronger [2006]
Rain was founded in 1997 by Lars Forseth and Sonny Crow and released their debut album back in 2002.
“Stronger” is a very solid album from start to end , heavier than the debut, with great melodies great vocals and production .
The music of the album is somenthin’ between ,.early Bon Jovi with Def Leppard meet Jaded Heart (IV era).
For the history …. Lars and Sonny met Bormann in the biggest live venue in Rhodes Island (Greece) , the Colorado Club, they saw and heard Michael Bormann and ask him to join the group.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Norway, German
Official Website: http://www.rain-web.de/

Line-Up
Michael Bormann: Vocals, Bass,Keys
Lars Forseth: Guitars
Tore Moren: Guitars
Per Helge "Peppa" Bruvoll: Drums

TrackList
01.Do You Like It
02.Insobriety
03.Get Over It
04.Crazy
05.Die For You
06.Flesh And Blood
07.Let Me Be Your Favourite
08.The Other Side
09.Deserve
10.Right By Your Side
11.Lovesong
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/22/2007 12:30:00 PM | Permalink 11 comments
Michael Bormann - Conspiracy [2006]
“Conspiracy” it’s the second solo album of Michael Bormann (ex-Jaded Heart). Who is Michael Bormann? The answer is…., he’s one of the best and hottest European Voices in the Melodic Hard Rock.
“Conspiracy” is nothing else than a excellent melodic Hard Rock cd with clear production, brilliant melodies, and catchy songs and harmony vocals.
The music of the album is something between early Bon Jovi meets Jaded Heart (Michael is a songwritwer of the most cd’s of the band ).
One of the best releases of 2006.
Recommended !!!!!!

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Germany
Official Website: http://www.michaelbormannpage.de/

Line-Up
Michael Bormann: Vocals, Guitars, Keys & Bass
Ron Marcello, Andreas Rippelmeier: Guitars
Tommy Denader, Bobby Stocker: Guitars
Oliver Moller: Bass
Niklas Olsson, Erik Ragno, Chris Ivo, Marco Grabhoff: Keys
Guido Gallus, Per Helge “Peppa” Bruvoll: Drums

TrackList
01.Conspiracy
02.It΄s Only Physical
03.Stand Up
04.Two Of A Kind (Duet with Anette Blyckert of Alicon Avenue)
05.No Regrets
06.Devil΄s Son
07.Ain΄t Just A Bit
08.Living Just A Lie
09.Reaching Out
10.One Man One Soul
11.So This Could Be You
12.Amazing
13.Samirangel
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/22/2007 01:16:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Signal - Loud And Clear [1989]
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
“Loud And Clear” is the first and only cd from Signal, with Mark Free on vocals.
This is musically excellent album from the start to end , especially Mark Free’s sensational performance is something unbelievable.
“Loud And Clear” is essential album for Jouney, Foreigner, and Survivor’s fans.
At the end this album is widely regarded as one of the top ten classic AOR albums.
Recommended !!!!!!!!


Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: …………….

Line-Up
Mark Free: Vocals
Danny Jacob: Guitar
Erik Scott: Bass, KeyS
Jan Uvena: Drums

TrackList
01.Arms Of A Stranger
02.Does It Feel Like Love
03.My Mistake
04.This Love, This Time
05.Wake Up You Little Fool
06.Liar
07.Could This Be Love
08.You Won't See Me Cry
09.Go
10.Run Into The Night
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/21/2007 08:24:00 PM | Permalink 7 comments
Valentine - Valentine [1990]
"Valentine" is the first and only from the NY based group.
The music of the group is straight Aor in the vein of Journey.
All the songs are great , with excellent vocals , and great melodies.







Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: …………

Line-Up
Hugo: Vocals
Adam Holland: Guitars
Gerard Zappa: Bass
Craig Pullman: Keys
Neil Christopher: Drums

TrackList
01.Runnin' On Luck Again
02.No Way
03.Tears In The Night
04.Too Much Is Never Enough
05.Never Said It Was Gonna Be Easy
06.Where Are You Now
07.Naughty Girl
08.Once In A Lifetime
09.Someday
10.We Run
11.You'll Always Have Me
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/21/2007 07:05:00 PM | Permalink 9 comments
Stage Dolls - Stage Dolls [1989]
Stage Dolls with Tnt are the oldest and most popular bands from Norway in Melodic Hard Rock Genre.
“Stage Dolls” is the 3rd and the best release (my opinion) of the band, with great songs , great vocals and melodies.






Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: Norway
Official Website: http://www.stagedolls.com/

Line-Up
Torstein Flanke: Vocals, Guitar
Terje Storli: Bass
Steiner Krostadt: Drums

TrackList
01.Still In Love
02.Wings Of Steel
03.Lorraine
04.Waitin' For You
05.Love Cries
06.Mystery
07.Don't Stop Believin'
08.Hanoi Waters
09.Ammunition
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/21/2007 05:38:00 PM | Permalink 1 comments
Vanilla Ninja - Blue Tattoo [2005]
“Blue Tattoo” is the 2nd full length cd from Estonian female group Vanilla Ninja.
The cd contains forteen great songs with catchy melodies and voice hooklines .
The music of Vanilla Ninja is something between Scandi Pop/Rock, Vixen, and Phandom Blue.





Genre: Mainstream Rock
Country: Estonia
Official Website: http://www.vanilla-ninja.de/

Line-Up
Piret Järvis: Vocals, Guitar
Lenna Kuurmaa: Vocals, Guitar
Katrin Siska: Vocals, Keys
Triinu Kivilaan: Vocals, Bass)

TrackList
01.Blue Tattoo
02.Cool Vibes
03.Never Got to Know
04.Just Another Day To Live
05.I Dont Care At All
06.Coldest Night
07.Hellracer
08.I Know
09.Corner Of My Mind
10.Undercover Girl
11.My Puzzle Of Dreams
12.Nero
13.Just Another Day To Live (Extended Version)
14.Corner Of My Mind (Extended Version)
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/21/2007 04:01:00 PM | Permalink 3 comments
Hurricane - Over The Edge [1988]
Monday, February 19, 2007
“Over The Edge” is the first full-length album from Hurricane, which featured Kelly Hansen on vocals (Unruly Child, Foreigner).
The music style of the band it’s between Warrant and Dokken.
All of the songs are fairly strong, but the cover of Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen" and the single "I'm On To You" are the album's highlights.
For the history the members of the group are Robert Sarzo brother of the bass player Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake) and Tony Cavazo brother of the guitar player Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot).



Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ……………

Line-Up
Kelly Hansen: Vocals
Robert Sarzo: Guitar
Tony Cavazo: Bass
Jay Schellen: Drums


TrackList
01. Over the Edge
02. I'm Eighteen (Alice Cooper Cover)
03. I'm on to You
04. Messin' With a Hurricane
05. Insane
06. We Are Strong
07. Spark in My Heart
08. Give Me an Inch
09. Shout
10. Baby Snakes
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/19/2007 01:32:00 PM | Permalink 12 comments
Thunder - Backstreet Symphony [1990]
Thunder, formed from the ashes of Terraplane and given the name “Thunder” from the debut album of Andy Taylor. Also Andy was the producer of the first cd of the group.
“Backstreet Symphony” is the most succesfull debut release in the Uk.
At the end “Backstreet Symphony” is a classic British hard rock album that should be in everybody’s collection.


Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Uk
Official Website: http://www.thunderonline.com/

Line-Up
Daniel Bowes: Vocals
Luke Morley: Guitar
Ben Matthews: Guitar, Piano, Organ
Mark Luckhurst: Bass
Gary James: Drums

TrackList
01.She's So Fine
02.Dirty Love
03.Don't Wait For Me
04.Higher Ground
05.Until My Dying Day
06.Backstreet Symphony
07.Love Walked In
08.An Englishman On Holiday
09.Girl's Going Out Of Her Head
10.Gimme Some Lovin'
11.Distant Thunder
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/19/2007 12:24:00 AM | Permalink 10 comments
Silent Witness - Silent Witness [1997]
Sunday, February 18, 2007
“Silent Witness” is the first cd of Silent Witness with Robert Mason (Lynch Mob) on vocals.
The music of the group is excellent melodic hard rock , in the vein of Lynch Mob.








Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ………….

Line-Up
Robert Mason: Vocals
John Bushnell: Guitar
Hal B. Selzer: Bass
Lance Hyland Stark: Drums

TrackList
01.Can't Keep From Falling
02.Living In A Lie
03.Pouring Rain
04.I'll Wait
05.Tell Me
06.Take Me Back
07.Don't Let A Good Thing Slip Away
08.Get Right Back Up
09.Wrapped Around Your Finger
10.Make This Night Last Forever
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/18/2007 11:36:00 PM | Permalink 4 comments
David Bryan - On A Full Moon... [1992]
“On A Full Moon…” is the first solo album of David Bryan. David , is the keyboard player of Bon Jovi.
This is a cd you can actually put on a relax too.
The piano is absolutely incredible and the album shows the other side of David, from slow ballads to his piano version of Bon Jovi’s "In These Arms" song and the only vocal song of the cd.




Genre: Instrumental
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.davidbryan.com/

Line-Up
David Bryan : Vocals, Keys, Piano

TrackList
01. Awakening
02. In These Arms (Bon Jovi Cover)
03. It's a Long Road
04. April
05. Kissed by an Angel
06. Endless Horizon (A Dedication to Horowitz)
07. Lullaby for Two Moons
08. Interlude
09. Midnight Voodoo
10. Room Full of Blues
11. Hear Our Prayer
12. Summer of Dreams
13. Up the River
14. Netherworld Waltz
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/18/2007 07:35:00 PM | Permalink 5 comments
King Kobra - Ready To Strike [1985/1994]
King Kobra formed in 1983 by the drummer Carmine Appice , “Ready To Strike” has all those elements that please a hard rock fan, and all those elements that made this kind of music popular in the 80’s.
Great hard rock riffs, steady rhythm section and of course excellent hooklines and fantastic vocals from Mark Free (one of the best voices in Melodic Hard Rock/AoR genre).


Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.angelfire.com/band/kingkobra/

Line-Up
Mark Free: Vocals
David-Micheal Philips: Guitar
Mick Sweda: Guitar
Johnny Rod: Bass
Carmine Appice: Drums

TrackList
01.Ready To Strike
02.Hunger
03.Shadow Rider
04.Shake Up
05.Attention
06.Breakin' Out
07.Tough Guys
08.Dancing With Desire
09.Second Thoughts
10.Piece Of The Rock
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/18/2007 07:18:00 PM | Permalink 6 comments
Pink Cream 69 - Pink Cream 69 [1989]
Pink Cream 69 has been founded back in 1987 by singer Andi Deris, guitarist Alfred Koffler, drummer Kosta Zafiriou and later on completed by bass-player Dennis Ward.
“Pink Cream 69” is the first cd of the group, and is absolutely an awesome debut.
All the songs of the album are high quality Melodic Hard Rock.




Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Germany, UsA, Greece Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.pinkcream69.com/

Line-Up
Andi Deris: Vocals
Alfred Koffler: Guitar
Dennis Ward: Bass
Kosta Zafiriou: Drums

TrackList
01.Take Those Tears
02.Sugar For Love
03.Rolling Down A Thunder
04.One Step Into Paradise
05.Close Your Eye
06.Welcome The Night
07.Partymaker
08.Hit The Bottom Row
09.Parasite
10.I Only Wanna Be For You
11.Child Of Sorrows (Bonus Track)
12.World Of Promises (Bonus Track)
13.Shadows Are Falling (Bonus Track)
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/18/2007 05:34:00 PM | Permalink 3 comments
Last Autumn's Dream - Last Autumn's Dream [2003]
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
“Last Autumn’s Dream” it’s the project of the singer Mikael Erlandsson and the guitarist Andy Malecek of Fair Warning , this project supported by the Europe's backing crew John Leven , Mic Michaeli and Ian Haughland . (I think this is a most popular session crew … )
“Last Autumn’s Dream” it’s a solid album with powerful European styled melodic hard rock catchy songs and strong melodic base from start to end.
The music of the band reminds a combination of Fair Warning, Treat, and Europe.


Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Aor
Country: Sweden Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: …………….

Line-Up
Mikael Erlandsson: Vocals
Andy Malecek: Guitar
Mic Michaeli: Keys
John Leven: Bass
Ian Haughland: Drums


TrackList
01.Again And Again
02.Doin' Time (European Bonus Track)
03.Guardian Angel
04.Break The Chains (Of Destiny)
05.Blink Of The Eye
06.Talk To Me
07.The One
08.I Never Let You Go
09.High Up
10.Movin' On
11.Going Home
 
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 2/14/2007 06:47:00 PM | Permalink 7 comments
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