Hot on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed album “Into the Night”, Swedish heavy metal powerhouse ENFORCER unleash a preview of things to come with a new demo track from their upcoming album, yet unnamed and tentatively scheduled for release in mid 2010. The new track, entitled “Roll the Dice” will be available for preview at the band’s myspace profile starting Thursday, June 18th.
Having just completed their European tour with fellow Swedes PORTRAIT followed by performances at Sweden Rock and Muskelrock festivals, ENFORCER are scheduled to appear at Germany’s Headbangers Open Air festival before setting their sites on the USA for a full national tour alongside Canadian metal mongers Cauldron starting on September 15th. Upon returning to their home soil in late 2009, ENFORCER will once again enter the studio to lay down the tracks for their sophomore full-length album.
Summoning the classic metal sounds of IRON MAIDEN and MERCYFUL FATE, ENFORCER delivers melody, hooks and vocal range not heard since the golden days of heavy metal. Prepare to enter the world of ENFORCER where heavy metal is the law!
Listen to “Roll the Dice” visit http://www.myspace.com/enforcerswe
Frontiers Records is honoured to welcome to its roster, the legendary Christian hard rockers STRYPER with the European release of the band’s brand new album “Murder By Pride“, on August 28th 2009.
Formed in 1983, Stryper are pioneers in the mainstream popularization of Christian hard rock and metal music, with overall sales in excess of 8 million records and one Platinum and two Gold records received for the albums “To Hell with the Devil” and “In God We Trust“. The band released five studio albums before disbanding in February 1992. Singer Michael Sweet pursued a solo career, while the other members have kept on working together, until Stryper came back in the original line up during 2005, releasing the acclaimed new album entitled “Reborn”.
In the past few years singer Michael Sweet started to cooperate with Boston and the result of this is a stunning recording of the classic song “Peace of Mind” on the brand new album “Murder By Pride“, which sees none other than Tom Scholz guesting on guitar.
“After years of speaking to fans and hearing comments like ‘more guitars,’ ‘more solos’ and ‘more screams’“, says Michael Sweet “I decided to keep those comments in mind as I wrote each song. It was important to me to try to get back to that early sound of STRYPER yet at the same time, to remain relevant today. It’s certainly not an easy thing to do but as I listen to ‘Murder By Pride’, I think that was accomplished“.
“I got the idea of the title ‘Murder By Pride’ from seeing pride consume dreams, goals and many times, lives” continues Sweet “We all deal with pride and it can be crippling, so I wanted to write a lyric and a theme that would be a constant reminder of that. This record has been in the works for a long, long time and I can only hope that it was worth the wait!”
“Murder By Pride” European track listing includes the following tracks:
01. Eclipse Of The Son
02. 4 Leaf Clover
03. Peace Of Mind
05. The Plan
06. Murder By Pride
07. I Believe
08. Run In You
09. Love Is Why
10. Mercy Over Blame
12. My Love (I’ll Always Show)
13. My Love, My Life, My Flame (Exclusive Bonus Track for Europe)
Streaming of some of the songs can be now heard on www.myspace.com/stryper
Stryper have also already confirmed some live appearances in Europe in early 2010, which will be followed by more dates which are currently being worked out. Stryper now are: Michael Sweet (vocals, guitar), Oz Fox (lead guitar), Tracy Ferrie (baass guitar) and Robert Sweet (drums).
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Hell City Glamours are no strangers to readers of HRH as we have reviewed both of their E.P.s and full length debut late last year. But this quartet from Sydney, Australia grow on me more and more as I listen to their music. Made up of Oscar McBlack – Vocals & Guitar, Mo Mayhem – Guitar & Vocals, Robbie Potts – Drums, and Jonny – Bass & Vocals having been banging out Rolling Stones and Hanoi Rocks flavored pub rock mixed with some punk rock energy and attitude for the last seven years. They have shared the stages in Australia with the likes of Hardcore Superstar, Alice Cooper, Brides of Destruction, along with countless other acts.
After releasing a 7″ and two successful e.p.s HCG released their full length self titled debut last fall. From the opening tracks “One Night Only” and “Back To You” to such songs as “Ready To Fall” and “I’m Not Here” Catchy, radio ready but still in your face with just enough swagger and attitude the guys are out to prove they can rock with the best and they do just that. If you are growing tired of all the modern hard rock bands out today, Hell City Glamours may be just the band for you.
You can give them a listen at www.myspace.com/hellcityglamours or by visiting www.hellcityglamours.com. You can also purchase their album and both e.p.s from I-Tunes and Amazon along various other digital music stores. Hell City Glamours definitely worth the money spent for their music.