Tag Archives: AOR

Vega Gritting Teeth

British rock band Vega release their new album Grit Your Teeth on Friday 12th June via Frontier Records, and fingers crossed you may see them live beforehand. “We set out to do something different on this album. We wanted to stand out from the rest of the pack,” said Vega’s keyboardist James Martin.“The band agreed on making a more modern ...

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Collateral

To paraphrase my review of this band’s 4 Shots EP released a while back, they come on like Bon Jovi and Aerosmith but they have more than a little in common with The Eagles, were they more credible and contemporary. Lead singer and acoustic guitarist Angelo Tristan has a husky rasp that initially reminds you of Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger but ...

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Surface Rise Again

Back in the late 70s three former Birmingham school friends formed a band, deriving their name from one of the guitarist’s former groups called Ocean. Paul Drew, Mike Cheshire (guitars) and John Bennett (bass) took the name Surface. From up the road from where they were brought up came mainstay drummer Jamie Hawkins, from across town vocalist Tony Floyd, subsequently ...

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H.E.A.T Walk Dangerous Ground

Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T release a new single in the form of ‘Dangerous Ground’. If they’re looking to give UK listeners a taste of what to expect prior to their upcoming tour, then they’ve hit pay dirt with this their fourth single from the full lengthy studio album H.E.A.T II that will be outon Friday 21st February.  “’Dangerous Ground’ is ...

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H.E.A.T Come Clean!

The temperature is quite literally rising for Swedishband H.E.A.T as they ‘Come Clean’with the release of their latest single on this coming Friday17th January. It’s the third song to be taken from their forthcoming studio album entitled H.E.A.T II that will bereleased just over a month later on Friday 21st February.  For more news on H.E.A.T’s new album and forthcoming ...

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H.E.A.T is on for UK Melodic Mini-Tour

Swedish rock band H.E.A.T will play three exclusive UK shows next May. The tour will be quite a celebration with special support supplied by British rock bands Vega and Collateral, alongside award winning Scottish band Mason Hill. The tour will see H.E.A.T promoting their newly released H.E.A.T II – Available as CD digipak, on vinyl and digitally here. In a ...

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H.E.A.T Rises!

Sweden’s H.E.A.T has released ‘Rise’, the second single from their forthcoming album H.E.A.T II. While the still relatively young band has a number of albums already its collective belt the reason for the titling is that they see it as if they were making a debut album all over again. Self-produced by band members Jona Tee (Keyboards) and Dave Dalone ...

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CoreLeoni’s Angel

Following the release of their recent album, Swiss rock band CoreLeoni has lifted a track off it as their new single. CoreLeoni II is out on AFM Records, and the single is ‘Angel’. It’s a track that will be familiar to many of CoreLeoni’s parent band, major international act Gotthard. Following the tour celebrations for Gotthard’s 25th anniversary, co-founder, guitarist ...

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1+1=2 with H.E.A.T.

Swedish AOR band H.E.A.T. will deliver a brand new album, due early next year and pre-empt that with the release of a new single titled ‘One by One’. “’One by One’ is about enlightening people and showing an alternative path to life. A road less travelled, if you will.” Came a statement from the band. You can join some 40,000 and ...

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Collateral & Piston, Friday 20th September 2019: The Asylum 2, Birmingham

The members of Collateral obviously listened to their granddads talk about how back-in-the-day Deep Purple began their live act with the aural equivalent of a train crash; Blackmore screeching notes out to emphasis the metal behemoth scraping loose from its tracks.  These young lads like the idea so much they not only deliver their opening number in this manner but ...

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