Sunday, November 15, 2020

New Releases From International Rock Artists Heartwind and Il Rovescio della Medaglia

Arriving November 20th is the sophomore release from the Swedish melodic rock band, Heartwind. Their new album titled "Strangers" features ten new tracks that encompasses the sound of their late-seventies/early-eighties heroes like Def Leppard and Whitesnake. They kick things off with the addictive rock chorus of "Stranger In The Night," which would have ruled the airwaves and rocked arenas throughout the seventies. Singer Nina Soderquist takes over the lead vocals on "Line Of Fire," as her powerful vocals would give even the hard rock legend, Lita Ford a run for her money. Heartwind have also perfected the power ballad with the flowing emotions of "Angels Cry Again," before the hard rock attack of "One Love" and "I'm Alive" find the band returning to their intense melodic metal form. The band wrap up their new release with fellow lead singer Stefan Nykvist leading them through the high-powered, sonic blast of "Catcher In The Rye" and the progressive metal closer "Searching Is Over Now." To find out more about Heartwind and their latest release "Strangers," please visit facebook.com/Heartwindtheband.

Also arriving November 20th is a new live album from the legendary Italian symphonic rock band, Il Rovescio della Medaglia. The title of their new release is "Contaminazione 2.0," which is completely dedicated to their 1973 album "Contaminazione." The thirteen tracks of the original release are newly resurrected in this perfect live setting, which was recorded in September 2018 to celebrate the album's 45th anniversary. The beautiful 97-second instrumental opener "Absent For This Consumed World" leads into the gentle, Italian sung beginning of "Ora Non Ricordo Plu," which then explodes with progressive rock thunder. Il Rovescio della Medaglia then moves into a more classical direction (but still keep the symphonic rock element) with "Il Suono Del Silenzio" and slightly operatic with "La Mia Musica." This bands stellar musicianship shines on "Contaminazione 1760," before this new release closes with three bonus tracks, the subtle touch of "Il Nulla," the hard rock assault of "La Creazione" and the powerful progressive rock piece "L'Ammonimento." A limited number of colored vinyl additions of this release will be available. To find out more about Il Rovescio della Medaglia and their new live album "Contaminazione 2.0," please visit facebook.com/ilrovesciodellamedaglia.

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