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AC/DC - tba (Hard Rock)

ACCEPT - Stalingrad (Heavy Metal) / Nuclear Blast [Apr]

AEROSMITH - tba (Hard Rock)

ALLIANCE - tba (AOR) / Escape Music

ARABIA - Eternity (Hard Rock) / Z Records

AXEL RUDI PELL - Cirlce of The Oath (Melodic Metal) / SPV [Mar]

 

BLACK SABBATH - tba (Heavy Metal) / Universal [sep]

BROTHER CANE - tba (Hard Rock)

 

CRAZY LIXX - Riot Avenue (Hard Rock) / Frontiers Records [Apr]

 

DAVID A SAYLOR - City of Angels (AOR) / AOR BLVD Records

DEGREED - tba (Melodic Rock)

DEPARTURE - Hitch A Ride (Melodic Rock) / Escape Music [Apr]

DIRTY PASSION - tba (Hard Rock)

DOKKEN - tba (Hard Rock) / Frontiers Records

DOOGIE WHITE & LA PAZ - Granite (Hard Rock) / Metal Mind Productions

 

ECLIPSE - Bleed And Scream (Hard Rock) / Frontiers Records

EPICA - Requiem For The Indifferent (Symphonic/Gothic Metal) / Nuclear Blast [Mar 9th]

EXTREME - tba (Funk/Hard Rock)

 

FATES WARNING - tba (Prog Metal)

FINAL FRONTIERS - tba (AOR) / Escape Music

FIND ME - tba (AOR) / Frontiers Records [Aug]

FREDERIC SLAMA - The Colors of LA (AOR) / AOR BLVD Records [Jan 27th]

FREEDOM CALL - Land of The Crimson Dawn (Power Metal) / SPV [Feb 24th]

 

GOTTHARD - tba (Melodic Rock) / Nuclear Blast

GYPSY ROSE - tba (Melodic Rock) / Escape Music

 

H.E.A.T - tba (AOR) / Sony Music

HARDLINE - tba (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - HoS (Melodic Rock) / Lion Music [Jan 27th]

HUMAN TEMPLE - Halfway To Heartache (Hard Rock) / Escape Music [Feb 24th]

HURRICANE - tba (Hard Rock)

 

JACK BLADES - Back In The Game (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

JADED HEART - tba (Hard Rock) / Fastball Music

JEFF SCOTT SOTO - Damage Control (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

JON OLIVA'S PAIN - tba (Prog/Heavy Metal) / AFM Records

 

KHYMERA - tba (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

KISS - Monster (Hard Rock)

KORITNI - tba (Hard Rock) / Warner Music

KREATOR - tba (Thrash Metal)

 

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM - Nine Lives (AOR) / Escape Music

LEE SMALL - Jamaica Inn (Melodic Rock) / Escape Music [Jan 20th]

LEGION - Nemesis (Hard Rock) / Z Records

LIBERTY N' JUSTICE - Hell Is Coming To Breakfast (Hard Rock) / Roxx Records [Mar 1st]

LILLIAN AXE - XI: The Days Before Tomorrow (Hard Rock) / AFM Records [Jan 27th]

LOUD LION - s/t (Melodic Rock)

 

MAD MAX - Another Night of Passion (Melodic Rock) / SPV [Mar 30th]

MARK SPIRO - It's A Beautiful Life (AOR) / AOR Heaven [Jan 27th]

MICHAEL SWEET - tba (AOR) / Big3 Records

MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND - Future Past (AOR) / Frontiers Records [Feb 24th]

MOLLO/MARTIN - The Third Cage (Hard Rock) / Frontiers Records [Jan 20th]

MURDER BAY - Never Was An Angel (Hard Rock) / Eonian Records

MR.BIG - Live From The Living Room (Acoustics) / Frontiers Records [Feb 24th]

 

NO LOVE LOST - tba (Melodic Rock) / indie

 

OSUKARU - Salvation (Melodic Rock) / City of Lights

OVERKILL - tba (Thrash Metal) / Nuclear Blast

OVERLAND - tba (AOR) / Escape Music

OZONE - tba (AOR) / Escape Music

 

PAUL SABU - Bloody Hell (AOR) / Z Records [Mar]

PHENOMENA - Awakening (AOR) / Escape Music [Mar]

PRIDE OF LIONS - tba (AOR) / Frontiers Records

PRIMAL FEAR - Unbreakable (Heavy Metal) / Frontiers Records [Jan 20th]

 

RAGE - 21 (Heavy Metal) / SPV

RATT - tba (Hard Rock) / Roadrunner

RATTLESHAKE - s/t (Hard Rock) / Eonian Records

RUNNING WILD - Shadowmaker (Heavy Metal) / SPV [Apr]

RUSH - Clockwork Angels (Prog Rock) / Roadrunner [June]

 

SAGA - tba (AOR/Prog Rock)

SAVAGE MESSIAH - Plague of Conscience (Thrash Metal) / Earache Records

SEVENTH KEY - tba (Melodic Rock)

SLASH - tba (Hard Rock)

SNAKESKIN COWBOY - Broken Toy (Sleaze) / Eonian Records

SONATA ARCTICA - tba (Power Metal)

SONIC STATION - s/t (Westcoast AOR) / Frontiers Records [Feb 24]

STEELHEART - tba (Hard Rock)

STEPHEN PEARCY - Sucker Punch (Hard Rock) / Top Fuel Records

SUNSTORM - Emotional Fire (AOR) / Frontiers Records [Oct]

SURVIVOR - tba (AOR)

 

TANGO DOWN - Identity Crisis (Hard Rock) / Kivel Records [Mar]

TESLA - tba (Hard Rock)

TESTAMENT - The Dark Roots of Earth (Thrash Metal) / Nuclear Blast [May]

TONY HARNELL - En Memoria Carinosa (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

TOTAL ANNIHILATION - tba (Thrash Metal) / Firefield Records

TRIXTER - New Audio Machine (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

TYKETTO - tba (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

 

UFO - Seven Deadly (Classic/Hard Rock) / SPV [Feb 27th]

UNISONIC - Ignition EP (Melodic Rock) / earMUSIC [Jan 30th]

 

VAN HALEN - tba (Hard Rock) / Interscope Records

VANDAL - tba (Hard Rock) / Eonian Records

VEGA - tba (Melodic Rock)

VENGEANCE - Crystal Eye (Hard Rock) / SPV [Feb 24th]

VON GROOVE - All In The Name of (Melodic Rock) / Z Records

 

W.E.T - tba (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

 

Y&T - tba (Hard Rock)

YOUNGBLOOD - tba (Hard Rock) / Eonian Records

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For those who want to check the complete 2011 releases, please click here

 

To Be Released

 

CRAZY LIXX - Riot Avenue (Hard Rock) / Frontiers Records [Apr]

DEGREED - tba (Melodic Rock)

DEPARTURE - Hitch A Ride (Melodic Rock) / Escape Music [Apr]

ECLIPSE - Bleed And Scream (Hard Rock) / Frontiers Records

GOTTHARD - tba (Melodic Rock) / Nuclear Blast

H.E.A.T - tba (AOR) / Sony Music

JACK BLADES - Back In The Game (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

JEFF SCOTT SOTO - Damage Control (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

KHYMERA - tba (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

PRIDE OF LIONS - tba (AOR) / Frontiers Records

RATT - tba (Hard Rock) / Roadrunner

SEVENTH KEY - tba (Melodic Rock)

SUNSTORM - Emotional Fire (AOR) / Frontiers Records [Oct]

SURVIVOR - tba (AOR)

TANGO DOWN - Identity Crisis (Hard Rock) / Kivel Records [Mar]

TESLA - tba (Hard Rock)

TYKETTO - tba (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

VEGA - tba (Melodic Rock)

W.E.T - tba (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

 

 

 

Well these are the 19 that interest me.

 

:-)

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Looking forward to these, especially the bold ones .......

 

 

ACCEPT - Stalingrad (Heavy Metal) / Nuclear Blast [Apr]

BLACK SABBATH - tba (Heavy Metal) / Universal [sep]

JACK BLADES - Back In The Game (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

PRIDE OF LIONS - tba (AOR) / Frontiers Records

RUSH - Clockwork Angels (Prog Rock) / Roadrunner [June]

SURVIVOR - tba (AOR)

UFO - Seven Deadly (Classic/Hard Rock) / SPV [Feb 27th]

VAN HALEN - tba (Hard Rock) / Interscope Records

W.E.T - tba (Melodic Rock) / Frontiers Records

Y&T - tba (Hard Rock)

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I'd be surprised if the Van Halen one gets released. It's another Chinese Democracy in the making.

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Only Testament really exciting me so far. Plus the Wallner/Vain album, due in February.

 

BTW, on that note: Wallner/Vain article on Sleaze Roxx

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I'd be surprised if the Van Halen one gets released. It's another Chinese Democracy in the making.

 

Actually they're planning for a February release followed by tour, so if anything happens, probably going to be late for 3-4 months but should've been released this year

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I'd be surprised if the Van Halen one gets released. It's another Chinese Democracy in the making.

 

Actually they're planning for a February release followed by tour, so if anything happens, probably going to be late for 3-4 months but should've been released this year

 

Yeah, it is pretty much confirmed now that the album is going to be out around February 7 (depending on where you live it's the 6th or 8th)! Saw some footage over at blabbemouth where they have shown the new album cover on Times Square on New Year's Eve, so that's probably a good sign.

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To Be Released

ADRENALINE MOB - Omerta (Heavy Metal) / Elm City Music [Mar 13th]

BEYOND THE BRIDGE - The Old Man and The Spirit (Prog Metal) / Frontiers Records [Jan 20th]

CHRIS ANTBLAD - A New Dawn (AOR) / AOR Heaven [Feb 1st]

DEEP PURPLE - tba (Classic Hard Rock)

DEREK DAVIS - Re-Volt (Hard Rock) / indie

FIREWIND - Few Against Many (Melodic Metal) / Century Media [Jul]

FLYING COLORS - s/t (Prog/Pop Rock) / indie [Mar 26th]

LANA LANE - El Dorado Hotel (Symphonic Metal)

LITA FORD - Living Like A Runaway (Hard Rock) / SPV [May]

PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION - Awoken Broken (Heavy Metal) / Spinefarm Records [Feb 27th]

SYLVAN - Sceneries (Prog Metal) / indie [Jan 27th]

WALLNER/VAIN - s/t (Hard Rock) / Metal Assault

 

Out Now

MARK SPIRO - It's A Beautiful Life (AOR) / AOR Heaven

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Some very exciting stuff in that first list. Very excited about the new Crazy Lixx one, due so soon. Would really love to see Tony Harnell stop f*cking around too and release a quality melodic rock CD.

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I'd be surprised if the Van Halen one gets released. It's another Chinese Democracy in the making.

 

Actually they're planning for a February release followed by tour, so if anything happens, probably going to be late for 3-4 months but should've been released this year

 

Yeah, it is pretty much confirmed now that the album is going to be out around February 7 (depending on where you live it's the 6th or 8th)! Saw some footage over at blabbemouth where they have shown the new album cover on Times Square on New Year's Eve, so that's probably a good sign.

 

Who cares? If the new album sounds a lot like their new single "Tattoo" then I'm not very excited. Dave still can't sing and there are zero hooks or melodies. Yawn.

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CRIMES OF PASSION - To Die For (Melodic Rock) / DR2 Records [Feb 17th]

FURYON - Gravitas (Heavy Metal) / Frontiers Records [Mar 23rd]

KILL DEVIL HILL (Heavy Metal) / SPV [Mar 23rd]

L.A.GUNS - tba (Hard Rock) / Cleopatra Records

MALICE - tba (Heavy Metal) / SPV

SISTER SIN - tba (Sleaze/Hard Rock) / Victory Records

 

Out Now

BEYOND THE BRIDGE - The Old Man and The Spirit (Prog Metal) / Frontiers Records

LEE SMALL - Jamaica Inn (Melodic Rock) / Escape Music

MOLLO/MARTIN - The Third Cage (Hard Rock) / Frontiers Records

PRIMAL FEAR - Unbreakable (Heavy Metal) / Frontiers Records

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LEE SMALL - Jamaica Inn (Melodic Rock) / Escape Music

 

Just a word of warning...the snippets I have heard sound quite bluesey and a far cry from the last Shy album....a definite 'try before you buy' me thinks.

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While there are quite a few of those that I'm eagerly awaiting, one that kind of stands out for me is Von Groove.....loved all of their stuff and have been hoping for some time now that they would release another disc!

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Some great stuff coming out but out of the newer bands I'm really looking forward to the Adrenaline Mob disc and I hope that the band with John Sykes and Mike Portnoy sees the light of day in 2012.

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Some great stuff coming out but out of the newer bands I'm really looking forward to the Adrenaline Mob disc and I hope that the band with John Sykes and Mike Portnoy sees the light of day in 2012.

 

I'm afraid a snippet of ADRENALINE MOB's new single is a disappointment. Too modern-metal for the quality of Portnoy/Allen, but not decide anything until I heard the full album. Any new band between Sykes/Portnoy ? OMG, what's with Portnoy, he's sinking himself into every project from pop to hard rock to prog to modern metal :D

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Some great stuff coming out but out of the newer bands I'm really looking forward to the Adrenaline Mob disc and I hope that the band with John Sykes and Mike Portnoy sees the light of day in 2012.

 

I'm afraid a snippet of ADRENALINE MOB's new single is a disappointment. Too modern-metal for the quality of Portnoy/Allen, but not decide anything until I heard the full album. Any new band between Sykes/Portnoy ? OMG, what's with Portnoy, he's sinking himself into every project from pop to hard rock to prog to modern metal :D

Thay were on That Metal Show and announced the project a month or so ago.

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Europe are releasing "Bag of Bones" this year - a new album.

Is it going to be another bag of shit, or are they actually going to try to recapture something vaguely melodic from their past?

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Was listening to the Firefest announcement last night and 'Ten' said they have a new release due Autumn....really enjoyed their last album so looking forward to this one too!

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Europe are releasing "Bag of Bones" this year - a new album.

Is it going to be another bag of shit, or are they actually going to try to recapture something vaguely melodic from their past?

 

Probably a piece of shit. Their last good album was Prisoners in Paradise.

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Europe are releasing "Bag of Bones" this year - a new album.

Is it going to be another bag of shit, or are they actually going to try to recapture something vaguely melodic from their past?

 

Probably a piece of shit. Their last good album was Prisoners in Paradise.

Agreed.

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Europe are releasing "Bag of Bones" this year - a new album.

Is it going to be another bag of shit, or are they actually going to try to recapture something vaguely melodic from their past?

 

Probably a piece of shit. Their last good album was Prisoners in Paradise.

Agreed.

 

I still dig the modern era but I think 'Secret Society' is the best if compared to 'Start From The Dark' or 'Last Look At Eden'. As long as John Norum is on board, I once said it before, there's no way EUROPE is going back to their AOR era, so it's a prayer in vain. I wonder whether they should have also ask Kee Marcello to join the party and introduce a twin guitar players, this way EUROPE has a chance to play half melodic, half modern stuffs.

 

and well I have a feeling the new album is going to be an average one

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CULT, THE - Choice of Weapon (Hard ROck) / Cooking Vinyl Records [May 22nd]

DIAMOND DOGS - Set Fire To It All (Hard Rock) / Legal Records [Mar 9th]

EUROPE - Bag of Bones (Hard Rock) / earMUSIC [May]

HARD RIOT - Living On A Fast Lane (Hard Rock) / Pitch Black Records [Apr 10th]

JOEY SUMMER - One Bite From Paradise (AOR) / Perris Records [Feb 7th]

HALESTORM - The Strange Case of .. (Hard ROck) / Atlantic Records [Apr 10th]

KISSIN' DYNAMITE - s/t (Heavy Metal) / AFM Records [Mar 23rd]

SILENCE - tba (AOR)

 

Out Now

AOR - Colors of LA (Westcoast AOR) / AOR BLVD Records

BLESSED BY A BROKENHEART - Feel The Power (Heavy Metal) / Tooth & Nail Records

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - HoS (Melodic Rock) / Lion Music

LANA LANE - El Dorado Hotel (Symphonic Metal) / Think Tank Media

LILLIAN AXE - XI: The Days Before Tomorrow (Hard Rock) / AFM Records

UNISONIC - Ignition EP (Power Metal) / earMUSIC

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Europe are releasing "Bag of Bones" this year - a new album.

Is it going to be another bag of shit, or are they actually going to try to recapture something vaguely melodic from their past?

 

Probably a piece of shit. Their last good album was Prisoners in Paradise.

Agreed.

 

I still dig the modern era but I think 'Secret Society' is the best if compared to 'Start From The Dark' or 'Last Look At Eden'. As long as John Norum is on board, I once said it before, there's no way EUROPE is going back to their AOR era, so it's a prayer in vain. I wonder whether they should have also ask Kee Marcello to join the party and introduce a twin guitar players, this way EUROPE has a chance to play half melodic, half modern stuffs.

 

and well I have a feeling the new album is going to be an average one

I always thought Kee would be their best hope at sounding good again, but after hearing bits of his current 'Europe: Redux' album I don't think he'd do any better than Norum at the moment. :(

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