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Mike Tramp And The Rock ‘n’ Roll Circuz “Stand Your Ground” (reissue)

Mike Tramp And The Rock ‘n’ Roll Circuz – STAND YOUR GROUND out on double LP and digital on July 15th, 2022

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A1. Don’t Let Them Put It On You
A2. Alright By Me
A3. Distance

B1. Gotta Get Away
B2. Straight From The Look In My Eyes
B3. Got Me crazy

C1. Wish You Well
C2. The World Is Changing
C3. The Prettiest Girl

D1. The Soldier Never Started A War
D2. Say What You Will
D3. Hymn To Ronnie

Captain Black Beard

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It’s cyclical. Every now and then since the 80s, AOR as a music genre has a big explosion of popularity and new bands, then gets a bit worn out by the excess of players in the scene, and then it comes back again, bigger than ever.

In the downtimes, however, there are new bands that stand out and help carrying the style, presenting it to new generations and bringing a fresh take to it. Captain Black Beard is clearly one of these bands. Like their Swedish countrymen The Night Flight Orchestra, the five-piece grew up with the classic sound of bands such as Journey and Foreigner, but found a way to take a renew approach to it, own the AOR sound in such a bossy way that it draws the attention of a whole new generation of fans.

The development of Captain Black Beard’s sound over the last ten years and several albums and singles releases made the tag “disco AOR” stick to them, as a way to describe the incredible catchy and all-round composition and sound they achieved. The ultimate expression of this “disco AOR” sound is the new Captain Black Beard album, “Neon Sunrise”, to be released this Fall via Mighty Music. Groovy drums, melodic guitars, lots of keyboards and Martin’s powerful voice to top it off will make your love for AOR – old or new – boil once again in your blood.

“Neon Sunrise” is out now on digital, CD, and LP (transparent magenta vinyl, limited to 300 units).

Line-up

Christian Ek – guitar
Martin Holsner – vocals
Daniel Krakowski – guitar
Robert Majd – bass
Yngve “Vinnie” Strömberg – drums

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Junkyard Drive – Electric Love

Junkyard Drive – ELECTRIC LOVE out on CD, LP and digital on May 13th, 2022

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1. Let It Burn
2. Electric Love
3. Mr. Rock N’ Roll
4. Home
5. Let Me Love You
6. Tomorrow I Will Be Gone
7. Mind Eraser
8. The Wonderland Of Temptations
9. Mama
10. Free Your Mind

Blindstone

About

BLINDSTONE is proud to announce the new album ”Scars To Remember”. After being the best-kept secret within the heavy side of blues rock, as part of the “closed” blues scene for two decades, the band is now moving to Mighty Music and finally getting the recognition they deserve.

”Scars To Remember” is the tenth album from the Danish-based blues power trio, which has its stylistic roots in the late ’60s and ’70s, with inspiration from bands/artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and others.

Formed more than two decades ago and having played countless shows in those years, Blindstone hit it hard in the US, due to their sound, and released most of their albums on the American label Grooveyard Records. Despite the long run, the band saw a turning point in their career when, in 2020, they were hired as the backing band for the blues legend Walter Trout, for a series of successful concerts around Denmark. This experience was a factor in inspiring the band to seek a slightly more direct and basic stylistic approach on their new album. The blues influence is particularly obvious in songs such as”Down For The Count”, ”Waste Your Time” and ”World Weary Blues”.

Blindstone has always worn its influences on its sleeves, and ”Scars To Remember” does indeed contain obvious tips of the hat to influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, Trout, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Gales, Jeff Healey, and others.

As always with Blindstone, Andersen’s guitar work is a focal point, as is the tight ensemble playing of the band – for example, the instrumental ”The Fields Of Bethel” comes to mind – but the band’s lyrical universe has reached new levels of seriousness and depth in the bands new collaboration with Swedish lyricist Peter Svensson, who contributed lyrics to a large part of the album. The major concerns of recent years, with a global pandemic and war in Europe, have led the band’s lyrics in a more serious, soul-searching direction, as illustrated by songs like ”A Scar To Remember”, ”Drums Of War” and ”Drifting Away”. In other words, there are no stripper poles, hot-rodded cars, or silver dollar coins to be found in the lyrics, this time around.

”Scars To Remember” is a strong entry in Blindstone’s extensive discography, and should appeal to fans of the band’s previous releases, the aforementioned artists, and fans of heavy, blues-based rock in general.

“Scars To Remember” is out now on CD and digital formats via Mighty Music.

Line-up

Martin Jepsen Andersen – guitars, vocals
Jesper Vegeberg Bunk – bass
Sigurd Jøhnk-Jensen – drums

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Heidra – To Hell Or Kingdom Come

Heidra – TO HELL OR KINGDOM COME out on CD, LP and digital on April 8th, 2022

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1. The Beginning And The End
2. Retribution’s Dawn
3. Dusk
4. The Rebirth
5. Wolfborn Rising
6. Fall Of the Fey
7. To Hell Or Kingdom Come
8. Ancient Gates
9. Cloaks And Daggers
10. Two Kings

Vanir – Sagas

Vanir – SAGAS out on CD, LTD LP & digital on March 11th, 2022

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1. Day Of Reckoning
2. Black Clad
3. See The Dragons Ride
4. Dødsfærd
5. Eindriði
6. Sessrúmnir
7. The Bounty Of Flesh And Bone
8. Æresstrid
9. Battle Of Middle-Earth
10. Andvari’s Curse
11. Gods Of War
12. Visdomsmjøden

Svartsot – Kumbl

Svartsot – KUMBL out on CD, LTD LP & digital on February 25th, 2022

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1. Den Hoboeken Dans
2. Nu Stander Landen I Våde
3. Carmen Vernale
4. Ebbe Skammelsøn
5. Kragevisen
6. Villemand
7. Liden Kirsten
8. Rottefængeren
9. Den Store Stygge Stimand
10. Drømte Mig En Drøm
11. Ramund
12. De To Ravne

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