SOUL DOCTOR sign multi-album deal with METAL HEAVEN!

Berlin based Hard Rock band SOUL DOCTOR has inked a long-term record deal with Munich based label METAL HEAVEN! The band is currently in the studio working on their yet untitled upcoming album which will see the light of day around Summer next year. Until then, don't miss them live at the following dates:

09.12.2006 (I) Bologna, Der Kindergarten
10.12.2006 (I) Rome, Stazione della Birra
25.12.2006 (D) Berlin, JWD
01.02.2007 (D) Aschaffenburg, Colossaal*
* with Oliver Hartmann

SOUL DOCTOR have released three successful studio albums since 2001 and gained themselves a massive fan base both in Europe & Japan due to their astonishing live performances with DIO, KINGDOM COME, AXEL RUDI PELL, ALICE COOPER & BOB CATLEY and at various festivals such as Wacken Open Air and own headlining shows.

The band is:
Tommy Heart (vocals)
Chris Lyne (guitars)
Jogy Rautenberg (bass)
Michael Wolpers (drums)

For more info, please check out www.souldoctorrocks.com




::: BISS to release new album on 17.11.2006!

BISS, the band centered around singer Marc Storace (KROKUS) and guitarist Ralf Heyne will release their 4th album “Xtension” on November 17th via AOR Heaven. Completed by bassist Lars Wilke and drummer Carsten Witte, the four-piece powerhouse outfit from Münster, Germany once again delivers a high class album for any fan of KROKUS, ACCEPT and 80’s Melodic Hard Rock in general. Highlights on the CD include a breathtaking metal version of the old HEART classic “Barracuda” and the song “Blood On Sand” which was co-written by Mat Sinner (SINNER, PRIMAL FEAR).

“Xtension” was produced by Michael Voss (SILVER, MAD MAX).

Track list: 1. Run for your life 2. V Card 3. Always 4. Shout it out 5. Barracuda, 6. Eagle 7. Born to ride 8. Blood on sand 9. Train of thoughts 10. Catch 22




::: AOR Heaven press release 18.09.2006 :::

AOR - Metal Heaven proudly presents the third round of their free promotion sampler series "Listen Up".
Every customer which orders at least for an amount of minimum 50 Euros gets a free copy of the promo sampler “Listen Up Vol. 3”, containing brand new and unreleased tracks from RIOT, BISS, SOUL DOCTOR, MAD MAX, RUFFIANS, DAWN OF SILENCE, BLOODBOUND and LECHERY (on a strictly first come, first serve basis). This compilation is exclusively for AOR Heaven customers only.

The track list goes as follows:

  • RIOT – Knockin’ At My Door 4:20 (taken from the forthcoming album “Army Of One”)
  • BISS – V Card 3:57 (taken from the forthcoming album “X-tension”)
  • PLANET ALLIANCE – A Taste Of Paradise 4:28 (taken from the album “Planet Alliance”)
  • SOUL DOCTOR – For A Fistful Of Dollars 4:52 (unreleased track)
  • MAD MAX – Shine On You 4:03 (unreleased track)
  • RUFFIANS – Day Of The Champion 4:34 (taken from the forthcoming album “Desert Of Tears”)
  • SAIDIAN – Ride Of The Phoenix 4:52 (taken from the album “Phoenix”)
  • DAWN OF SILENCE – Hands Of Fate 3:58 (taken from the forthcoming album “Moment Of Weakness”)
  • BLOODBOUND – Desdemonamelia 3:53 (recorded live at EM Festen in Gothenborg 2006)
  • HUMAN ZOO – Hold The Line 5:09 (taken from the album “Precious Time”)
  • LECHERY – Rise With Me 4:43 (Demo 2006)
  • KAJIYAMA / TURNER – Forever Changed 5:57 (taken from the album “Fire Without Flame”)
  • EMPIRE – Changing World 4:37 (taken from the album “The Raven Ride”)
  • LEGS DIAMOND – Loneliness 4:59 (taken from the album “Diamonds Are Forever”)


Website: www.aorheaven.com

::: MAD MAX members Michael Voss and Jürgen Breforth are currently writing songs for the upcoming full-length studio album

MAD MAX members Michael Voss and Jürgen Breforth are currently writing songs for the upcoming full-length studio album of the band. The band also now has it’s spot on myspace.com which you can check out here:


MAD MAX live:

01.10.2006 United Forces Of Rock Festival, D-Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
09.12.2006 I-Roma, Rock On The Rock Christmas Festival


new EP: “In White” (out: 29.09.2006)

::: HUMAN ZOO – new at AOR Heaven!

German hard rockers HUMAN ZOO are one of the two latest additions to the AOR Heaven roster. The guys around guitarist Tommy Strobel and singer Tommy Seeburger most recently received over-whelming feedback to their splendid debut album “Precious Time”. Their first release for AOR Heaven, the next studio album, will supposedly released in Autumn 2007.


::: RAZORBACK also ink their deal with AOR Heaven!

...RAZORBACK, the band around EMPIRE and ex-MAJESTY guitarist Rolf Munkes and singer Stefan Berggren (COMPANY OF SNAKES) also signed their record deal with Munich based label AOR Heaven. Their new, third album is scheduled for February 2007 and will mark this group’s return to the style of their debut album: pure Melodic Rock!




::: One of Sweden's finest metal vocalists - Kristian Andrén - joins BLOODBOUND!

Official statement from the band:

We're proud to announce that one of Sweden's finest metal vocalists, Kristian Andrén, has joined the band. He is previously known from Memento Mori (featuring members from King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and Dream Evil) where he replaced Candlemass singer Messiah. He was also the original voice in Wuthering Heights and Tad Morose. Kristian is an extraordinary singer and front man with an incredible voice and we're very exited to have him onboard! We are also happy to announce that Tomas' younger brother Henrik Olsson is our new rhythm guitar player. Henrik is an experienced and highly educated musician with a background in jazz and can handle most musical styles. A new bass player will be announced shortly.

At the moment the band is working hard on the writing and recording of the forthcoming second album, which will be released in January 2007. Some of the new titles includes: Book of the Dead, Vampires, Into Eternity, Turn To Stone and The Tempter.

The new bloodbound line-up (Kristian Andrén - Vocals, Tomas Olsson - Guitars, Fredrik Bergh - Keyboards, Henrik Olsson - Guitars, Pelle Åkerlind - Drums) is stronger than ever and you will see bloodbound live on stage all over Europe early next year. Tour dates will be announced on www.bloodbound.se shortly. As you all probably know Urban, Markus and Jörgen are no longer in the band due to musical and personal differences. We want to thank them for their time in the band and wish them the best of luck in the future.

Check out Bloodbound live at United Forces Of Rock on Oct. 1st, 2006 in Ludwigsburg, Germany!




::: METAL HEAVEN are signing legendary US Metal-Band RIOT!

METAL HEAVEN are happy to announce the addition of US Metal legend RIOT to their roster!

This highly influential US Metal band, which is centered around guitarist Mark Reale, will release their new album “Army Of One” in Europe through the Munich based label on October 27th, 2006. This release perfectly combines the “classic” RIOT with the RIOT from the late 90’s. Be prepared for an entertaining trip back to the US roots of this sound! The first edition will be available as slipcase edition.

Performing on “Army Of One” are: Mark Reale – guitars, Mike Flyntz – guitars, Mike DiMeo – vocals, Pete Perez – bass, Frank Gilchrist - drums

RIOT are: Mark Reale – guitars, Mike Flyntz – guitars, Mike DiMeo – vocals, Pete Perez – bass, Frank Gilchrist - drums

Track List: 1.Army Of One, 2. Knockin At My Door, 3. Blinded, 4. One More Alibi, 5. It All Falls Down, 6. Helpin Hand, 7. The Mystic, 8. Still Alive, 9. Alive In The City, 10. Shine, 11. Stained Mirror, 12. Darker Side Of Light




::: METAL HEAVEN are signing legendary US Metal-Band RIOT!

The US Metal mayhem will be completed by the release of RUFFIAN’s comeback studio album “Desert Of Tears” on October 20th, 2006. The band these days consists of:

Craig Behrhorst – guitars, Chris Atchinson – guitars, Luke Bowman – drums, Rich Wilde – vocals, Tommy Sisco - bass

“Destert Of Tears” appeals to any old school fan of this style out there and combines heavyness with those splendid melodies which are so much typical for this genre of music.

Track List: 01.I Believe, 02. Running Blind, 03. Day Of The Champion, 04. Desert Of Tears, 05. I Will Fly, 06. Darkest Of Light, 07. It Ain't Over, 08. Live By The Sword, 09. Soldier's Fate, 10. Chosen One, 11. Freedom

The first edition of this album will include the exclusive bonus track “Risen” and be available as slipcase edition

Ruffians live:
19.11.2006 (NL) Bat Cave - Tillburg
22.11.2006 (CH) Rock City - Zürich
25.11.2006 (D) Metal Forces Festival X - Lörrach




::: METAL HEAVEN reveal the release date of PLANET ALLIANCE’s debut work!:


PLANET ALLIANCE, the new Swedish based top Hard Rock/ Metal project lead by producer Anders “Theo” Theander, singer Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE) and guitarist Magnus Karlsson (LAST TRIBE, STARBREAKER) will unleash their self-titled debut album on September 15th, 2006.

“Planet Alliance” is a high class performance and collection of songs written by Andersson, Karlsson with Bob Daisley & Janne Stark in order to please every whole-hearted Metal/ Hard Rock fan that has sense for great melodies.


Here comes a compete list of musicians:

Mike Andersson – vocals, keyboards / Magnus Karlsson – guitars, keyboards / Bob Daisley – bass / Magnus Rosén – bass / Anders Johansson – Drums / Jaime Salazar – drums / Mattias “IA” Eklundh – guitar solo

Carl-Johan Grimmark - guitars / Janne Stark - guitars

The tracklist of “Planet Alliance”: 1. The Real You, 2. Remember Me, 3. Ain’t No Pleasin’ You, Calling My Name, 5. A Taste Of Paradise, 6. The Quickening, 7. Divided We Stay, 8. It’s Your Cross To Bear, 9. The Great Unknown, 10. Where To Go, 11. Digging Your Own Grave