below you find a couple of news about AOR & Metal Heaven’s artists and the upcoming releases.
The four bands mentioned below will release their new albums in April, May and June 2012 on this label. Release dates are t.b.c.
::: New Signing: KLAUS LULEY :::
Klaus Luleys career consists of numerous highlights. Way back in the early 80’s of the last century he was the frontman of German based RCA recording artists TOKYO and put out three superb Melodic Rock albums. After the demise of the band he formed the band CRAAFT together with Reinhold Besser and Franz Keil. Switching to CBS Records they had a huge impact in touring with bands such as Queen, Marillion, Gary Moore, Level 42, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Meat Loaf. Albums like their mighty debut ‘Craaft’ or ´Second honeymoon´ are still sought after in every rock collection.
Furthermore the experienced singer/songwriter has penned for many artists amongst Meat Loaf and been in the studio singing sessions with Donna Summer, Jennifer Rush or Giorgio Moroder. After meeting Producer Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker) two years ago, they have been planning to record a full new album with Luley’s songs to showcase his abilities.
The new label home was provided by Georg Siegl of AOR Heaven who always has been a fan of Luley and gave the whole project the kick off.
Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards: Klaus Luley
Drums: Chris Elbers (Gary Barden)
Bass: Matthias Rethmann (LeeZ, Silver, Michael Schenker)
::: DRIVER almost finished recording with new album! :::
DRIVER, featuring Rob Rock and Roy Z, have a new album coming soon. This as yet untitled CD is a highly anticipated slab of hard rock in the vein of their previous release „Sons of Thunder“. Currently being mixed by Roy Z, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum in Los Angeles, the disc promises to carry on the traditional melodic hard rock onslaught with the same talented line-up, consisting of vocalist Rob Rock, guitarist Roy Z, drummer Reynold Butch Carlson, keyboardist Ed Roth, and bassist Aaron Samson.
The band is seeking to also add some European shows this year to support the release on Metal Heaven.
::: HERMAN FRANK – solo album No.2 due! :::
ACCEPT guitar player HERMAN FRANK is almost ready with his second solo album, the follow-up record to the highly successful debut from 2009, “Loyal To None”! Herman has started to work in the studio on “Kings Call” in December 2011. This new record will include 12 or 13 songs in his typical Melodic and Heavy Metal style and a big focus onto massive guitar riffs. This is the first HERMAN FRANK album to feature singer Rick Altzi (AT VANCE) on vocals.
::: BANGALOIRE CHOIR studio album No.3 on the way! :::
Bangalore Choir are currently putting the finishing touches on their soon to be released new record called ‚Metaphor‘. The line-up is David Reece, Andy Susemihl, Curt Mitchell, Danny Greenberg and Mike Johnson. “Metaphor” will include 14 brand new tracks.