KENT HILLI : ‘Vital 4’ – new EP of cover versions by frontman of Swedish rockers Perfect Plan, released 3 September 2021 via Frontiers

Hot on the heels of of his well received debut solo album, The Rumble (released in mid-June), Perfect Plan frontman Kent Hilli has announced the forthcoming release of a new covers EP entitled Vital 4. Teaming up once again with producer/musician and fellow Swede Michael Palace, Hilli offers his take on songs by Joe Lynn Turner,..

LEVERAGE : ‘Above The Beyond’ – new album by classy Finnish heavy rockers out 15 October 2021 via Frontiers Music

The forthcoming fifth album by Finnish heavy rock outfit Leverage is entitled Above The Beyond and will be released via Frontiers Music Srl on 15th October. A smart, contemporary sounding record, it takes influences from the past yet offers plenty of the group's own unique personality via ear-catching melodies that are skilfully delivered with a..

LORDS OF BLACK : ‘Alchemy Of Souls part II’ – new album by Spanish metal masters out 15 October 2021 via Frontiers

Progressive power metal masters Lords Of Black are set to return in 2021 with the follow-up volume to their well received 2020 album Alchemy Of Souls, Part I.  Utilising the downtime created by the global pandemic, the band have strived to create music that pushes past their previous endeavours, displaying musical maturity and incorporating new elements into their style...

THE GRANDMASTER : ‘Skywards’ – debut album by new Brazilian/German metal alliance out 15 October, 2021 via Frontiers

The Grandmaster sees the pairing of renowned German power metal guitarist Jens Ludwig (Edguy) with Brazilian vocalist Nando Fernandes (Sinistra, Brother Against Brother) for the creation of Skywards, a stunning debut album of melodic metal that will be released on 15th October. "I heard the songs True North and Lunar Water and they made me want..

Heaven & Earth – V (Frontiers Music)

Everyone should have at least one Heaven & Earth album in their collection and if not then the question really should be why not? In many respects, they are the archetypal classic rock band that also manages to encompass melodic, AOR and heavy metal without compromising their everyman hard rock persona. Of course, there have..

Inner Stream – Stain The Sea (Frontiers Music)

Inner Stream is a female fronted rock band hailing from Argentina with roots going back to 2008 when singer Inés Vera Ortiz and her brother, Jorge, began putting songs together in Buenos Aires that didn't quite fit the power metal band that they were both in at the time. We then have to fast forward to..

Big City – Testify X (Frontiers Music)

Big City is a band that I haven't come across before but they have been around for something like ten years and have released three albums to date including this new one, Testify X. The band specialises in harder edged melodic rock and have something of Dare, Ten and, of course, Europe plus even elements..

Rian – Twenty-Three (Frontiers Music)

Rian is a Swedish melodic rock band with Twenty-Three being the bands second album following the release of Out Of The Darkness in 2017. It is very much Swedish AOR following the tried and tested American format so you have a great singer, fabulous songs full of great harmonies that are very listener friendly and..