Growing up in a post-hair metal Los Angeles, Michael Orlando set his sights to the heights. His band received a record deal, toured the world and he was living the rock and roll dream, until a bus accident changed everything. After nearly dying, Michael reassessed his career and decided to rebuild his musical empire, beginning with his new band, Dead Girls Academy. They will be releasing their new album "Alchemy" on June 15th, through Victory Records. The new 11-song release begins with the explosion of "Medicine" as Michael picks up right where he left off. The album continues with the intensity of "Forever" and the pounding of "No Way Out" as Dead Girls Academy have their finger on the pulse of modern hard rock music. The band unleashes an aggressive sound on "Everything," as if they still have something to prove. The band wraps up their new album with the dark, electronic grunge metal of "Devil On My Shoulder" and the mainstream, electronic rock appeal of "Far Away." To find out more about Dead Girls Academy and their latest release "Alchemy," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/DeadGirlsAcademy.
Arriving May 25th on Metalville Records is the debut solo album from Nils Patrik Johansson titled "Evil Deluxe." Johansson, who started out as a drummer, found his way as a singer with the band, Astral Doors and was influenced by some of the best heavy metal singers like Ronnie James Dio, Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale. Johansson's new 12-track release begins with the thunderous rhythm of the title song "Evil Deluxe" as you can instantly hear the influences in his singing. He quickens the pace with the Black Sabbath-type feel of "Estonia" and the chugging guitars of "Gasoline." The high-powered energy continues with "September Black" and the classic metal appeal of "Burning," which shows Nils appreciation for the early days of heavy metal. He wraps up his new album with the grand, orchestral metal sound of "Circle In The Sky" and the slower, experimentally odd piece "A Waltz For Paris." To find out more about Nils Patrik Johansson and his latest release "Evil Deluxe," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/Nilspatrikjohansson.
Also arriving on May 25th is the debut album from DORO guitarist Luca Princiotta. His new album, "Rough Blue" features 10 electrifying guitar driven tracks, beginning with a jolt of energy in the form of "On Board." Luca wastes no time showcasing his skills on the guitar as you will easily get drawn in to his amazing talents. He picks up the intensity with "Shake The Cake," then handles the vocals on the bluesy feel of "What It Takes." The Luca Princiotta Band tear through "The Guest," before closing their new album with the heavy metal attack of "Rough Blue" and the melodic guitar work of "We Need Time." To find out more about the Luca Princiotta Band and their latest release "Rough Blue," please visit lucaprinciotta.com.
Another May 25th release from Metalville Records is the new studio album from Architects Of Chaoz titled "(R)Evolution." The new 13-song release comes bursting out of the gate with the high impact, opening track "Rise" as you are re-introduced to this hardcore metal band. The pounding rhythm and screaming vocals make up the aggressive sound of "Dead Again" and "Hitman" as Architects Of Chaoz are sure to make their presence known in the heavy metal community. The album continues with the growls of "Century Of Cancer" and the battle cry of "Pressure," before reaching its finale with the guitar frenzy of "No Way Out" and the slow burn of "The Pulse Of The Sun." To find out more about Architects Of Chaoz and their latest release "(R)Evolution," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/architectsofchaoz.