2009 is already off to a fast start. Here is a partial listing of 2009 New Hard Rock and Metal Releases.
2009 Release Dates
|Artist||CD Title||Release Date|
|Bang Camaro II||Bang Camaro II||1/13/2009|
|Ross The Boss||New Metal Leader||1/13/2009|
|Helstar||The King of Hell||1/13/2009|
|Stuck Mojo||The Great Revival||1/13/2009|
|Hed(PE)||New World Orphans||1/13/2009|
|Kreator||Hordes of Chaos||1/13/2009|
|Sinner||Crash & Burn||1/13/2009|
|Saxon||Into the Labyrinth||1/13/2009|
|Grave Digger||Ballads of a Hangman||1/27/2009|
|Iron Fire||To The Grave||1/27/2009|
|Violent Divine||In Harm’s Way||1/31/2009|
|Doro||Fear No Evil||2/3/2009|
|UFO||No Place To Run (Reissue)||2/3/2009|
|UFO||The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent (Reissue)||2/3/2009|
|Deathstars||Night Electric Night||2/3/2009|
|Dokken||Under Lock and Key (Reissue)||2/3/2009|
|Ted Nugent||Full Frontal Nugity (Reissue)||2/3/2009|
|Alice Cooper||School’s Out (Reissue)||2/10/2009|
|Lamb of God||Wrath||2/24/2009|
|Les Claypool||Of Fungi and Foe||3/17/2009|
|Hammerfall||No Sacrifice, No Victory||3/24/2009|
|The Answer||Everyday Demons||3/31/2009|
|Guitar Hero Metallica||3/29/2009|
|Coming later in 2009|
|Heaven and Hell|
|Hardcore Superstar – Beg For It|
In 2008, Italian rockers, Bruno Rock signed a new deal with new German label, 7HARD. I haven’t heard any songs from Bruno Rock prior to this release, and I must admit, it is kind of odd to start out with a live record from a new band, but I do like what I hear on this disc.
“Live on Fire” is guitar oriented melodic rock album in the vein of Journey and a few other bands of the genre. It is melodic rock with solid guitar work and a very cool Deep Purple like keyboard style. With some Italian bands, I find that the singer’s accents are so strong that it is distracting. This is not the case with Bruno Rock singer, Bruno Kraler. His vocals are clean and are a definite strong suit for this band. The song “La Fonte Dei Sogni” is sung in Italian, which Kraler also sings very well.
For a live CD, this disc is a crisp and clear recording that is almost studio quality. I don’t know if this recording was cleaned up in a studio, but the sound is great, and captures Bruno Rock at the top of their game.
In 2009, Bruno Rock has a new studio album coming out called “War Maniacs”. Judging from the sound of “Live on Fire” I will definitely be picking that one up. “Live on Fire” is a solid record that fans of melodic rock and AOR should check out.
You can find your own copy of “Live on Fire” at CDBaby at this link.
For more information on Bruno Rock, check out the band’s myspace page. You can also check out a couple of song samples by clicking on the song titles below.
- It’s All Been Done For Me
- Now Dies The Truth
- Pray 4 The Rain
- No More Promises
- La Fonte Dei Sogni
- Two Hearts One Weapon
- Take The Trophy
- Hard Working Day
- Born Winner
- Let Me Be The One
- Time To Run *
- Julia *
Bruno Rock is:
Bruno Kraler – Lead Vocals
Bobby Altvater – Guitars
Dominik Huelshorst – Drums
Holger Schulten – Bass
Swiss hard rock band Sideburn has a brand new website at this link. The new site has an audio player with songs off of the band’s hot new album, “Cherry Red”. Check it out!
One of Britain’s best loved rock bands decide to call it a day…but you’ll get one last chance to see them on tour.
On the year that Thunder celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a band, Classic Rock is saddened to hear that the band have decided to split up. A statement says:
As we enter Thunder’s 20th anniversary year, we’ve found ourselves becoming increasingly busy with our various activities outside of the band, and we’ve come to the conclusion that there are simply not enough hours in the day to fit it all in. Having discussed it at length, we’ve decided that this is a fitting time for us to hitch up our wagons and ride into the sunset. We’ve therefore decided to give you advance notice that we intend to cease all recording and touring activity, as of the summer of 2009.
In practical terms, this means that we will cease to be a band as of the summer, but until then it will be more or less business as usual. The 2008 Xmas Show CDs will be released as promised, and the previously announced shows in Europe (February) and Japan (April) will go ahead as planned. We will use these shows, as well as any festival slots we can secure, to make the most of the time left, and say our goodbyes to you.
With that in mind, despite only touring a couple of months ago, we couldn’t make our exit without saying goodbye to UK fans, so we’ve arranged a final UK tour, which will take place in early July. The dates are as follows:-
03/07 – Manchester Academy
04/07 – Sheffield City Hall
05/07 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
07/07 – Newcastle City Hall
08/07 – Nottingham Rock City
10/07 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
11/07 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets will be on sale as of Friday 30th January.
We’ve played loads of fantastic shows over the last 20 years, but we want all the shows between now and when we go to be the best we’ve ever done. We really hope you’ll want to be there to help us to do that.
Thunder frontman Danny Bowes told Classic Rock: “I was pretty much fried at the end of last year, and I came to the conclusion I can’t continue to sing in the band, run the label, manage the band, the online shop, oversee the website, and work as an agent.”
Thunder formed in 1989 and have released 9 studio albums. The band have split once before in 2000 before returning to the fold in 2002.
If this really is the end, Thunder will be sorely missed.
JOURNEY will help kick off Super Bowl XLIII as part of the pre-game festivities adjacent to Raymond James Stadium during the Super Bowl XLIII celebration in Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 1 at 5:30 p.m. EST. JOHN LEGEND will also appear.
Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and Arnel Pineda (vocals) — earned platinum honors in 2008 for the band’s latest album, ”Revelation”, marking JOURNEY’s 11th platinum album certification to date.
More than 148 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pre-game show andSuper Bowl XLIII will be broadcast worldwide to more than 230 countries and territories.
English rockers Heaven’s Basement have posted a new song “Can’t Let Go” on their official Myspace page. This rocker is definitely worth checking out which you can do by visiting www.myspace.com/heavensbasementofficial . The band also has plans to continue their European tour with dates scheduled to keep them on the road until the middle of March, including dates throughout Germany with fellow Englishmen Thunder.
|Mexborough Civic||Mexborough, Midlands|
|Eternet Sports club||Cambridge|
|White Cow||Ilkeston, Midlands|
|Biebob wi/Thunder||Vosselaar, Belgium|
|De Pul wi/Thunder||Uden, Holland|
|Kato wi/Thunder||Berlin, Germany, Berlin|
|Musikzentrum wi/Thunder||Hannover, Germany|
|Matrix wi/Thunder||Bochum, Germany|
|Rosenhof wi/Thunder||Osnabrück, Germany|
|Rockfabrik wi/Thunder||Augsburg, Germany|
|Rockfabrik wi/Thunder||Ludwigsburg, Germany|
|Hirsch wi/Thunder||Nürnberg, Germany|
|Colossaal wi/Thunder||Aschaffenburg, Germany|
|Z7 wi/Thunder||Pratteln, Switzerland|
|ULU wi/Hardcore Superstar||London, London and South East|