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Here are some hot new AOR
and Melodic Rock bands:


UPDATED 14TH OF JANUARY 2000:

LOVE HUNTER
I saw the bandname and I knew this had to be a pure melodic rock/aor band and boy was I right! This LOVE HUNTER hails from Naples, Florida and they play excellent AOR/Melodic Rock in the classic 80s style. The fantastic uptempo AOR/Melodic rocker "Waiting for me" sounds a little like the first DANGER DANGER crossed with STAN BUSH. I am really looking forward to hear this band's debut soon. Hopefully a review and interview with LOVE HUNTER soon.

 

JADEN
This is a melodic rockband described as HEART meets RUNAWAYS, so here's another interesting female fronted rockband. Hopefully more info soon.

 

TOR TALLE
Tor comes out of Norway and has released a semi instrumental CD which I hope to review soon, because he is playing along the lines of Michael Landau, Dan Huff, Tim Pierce, Michael Thompson, Neal Schon, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. The vocal songs on his CD are set to be AOR oriented, so hopefully more info soon.

 

PODIUM
PODIUM comes out of Norway and is playing AOR. They put out a CD titled 'Wide awake' which I hope to review soon, because I heard one of their songs called "Rhyme or reason" which was a nice westcoast AOR rocker like TIM KARR.

 

STILL WANTED
Here's another interesting band from Switserland. They play melodic hardrock in the style of GOTTHARD and released a CD titled 'Who Am I' and hopefully I can hear and review that record soon.

 

HEAT STROKE
A German Melodic Rockband in the BONFIRE style, more info and hopefully a review soon.

 

THE WILD MILD
Another German melodic rockband. Don't know more about them, but when I get the chance to review their material, you'll read it on our site.

 

MARCKSOUND
A multi-instrumentalist from Argentina who released a CD titled 'Messenger'. Hopefully I can review that album soon, because he is playing Symphonic melodic rock with influences from DEF LEPPARD. very interesting!

 

MUTINY
A Greek melodic rockband and I heard some songs of them that sounded pretty good. Hopefully a review of their album 'Faded Pages' soon.

 

WHITE LIES
A Californian band that is playing lightweight AOR/Poprock. One of their songs is called "Surrender" and this is nice midtempo AOR like THE OUTFIELD. Hopefully I can hear and review their same titled debut CD soon.

 

SURRENDER
This is not the SURRENDER that released an album in the early 80s (a killer AOR record by the way), not is it the SURRENDER from the late 70s that put out two LPs and featured Alfie Zappacosta. It also isn't the Austrian SURRENDER. No, this SURRENDER comes out of Long Island, USA and dare I say that this is THE new AOR/Melodic Rocksensation of 2000! I heard a couple of songs of this band and they sounded excellent. Songs like "Don't walk away" and "Never say goodbye" are impressive AOR/Melodic Rocksongs in the best 80s tradition. Expect reviews of both their CDs and a very long interview with these guys very soon.

 

STEAL DAWN
Here is the new AOR/Melodic Rock sensation! STEAL DAWN comes out of San Diego, California, USA and they play pure 80s original AOR/Melodic Rock and have been compared to JOURNEY and BRYAN ADAMS. I heard a couple parts of their CD 'Till the end of time' and it sounded very impressive. I really hope I can make a review of this band's debut CD soon and maybe do an interview. Hopefully soon much more info on STEAL DAWN.

 

GARY K
GARY K. (short for Kiefer) comes out of Palmerton, PA, USA. he is maybe the new sensation on the AOR scene, because he is playing 80s typed AOR/Melodic Rock. He is a multi-instrumentalist, so there's one more reason this guy must be featured on our site. Hopefully I can hear and review his CD titled 'What Happened to You' very soon, so you all know how interesting the music of this guy is.

 

TOMORROW'S FATE
One man band out of Palmerton, PA, USA. TOMORROW'S FATE has released a CD titled 'My Turn' and hopefully I can hear and review it very soon, because the music of this one-man band is described as melodic rock with influences from DEF LEPPARD and VAN HALEN.

 

STALEMATE
Band playing good old 80s melodic rock n roll with influences from POISON and DEF LEPPARD. Hopefully I can hear and review their same titled album soon.

 

HANK AND THE HARDKNOCKS
HANK AND THE HARDKNOCKS comes out of Macon, Georgia, USA and is playing melodic party rock-n'roll with influences from KISS and BAD COMPANY. Hopefully I can hear and review their CD 'Lessons Learned' soon.

 

RONALD HOWARD
This guy comes out of Glen Carbon, IL, USA and he has been influenced by TESLA and JOURNEY. Hopefully more info soon.

 

MIKE D.
MIKE D. comes out of New York and has been influenced by TRIUMPH, HELLOWEEN and RUSH, so this may be interesting. More info when I get it.

 

PIETER HOLLAND BAND
This guy must come out of Holland with a name like that, but actually he is settled in Las Vegas. Musically I think he is playing good old 80s melodic rock-n-roll, maybe a la RICK SPRINGFIELD and BRYAN ADAMS. More info when I get it.

 

GUNSITE
Band out of Glendale, AZ, USA. They play bluesy rock I think. More info when I get it.

 

STYLAZYN
Band out of New York. They play 80s typed melodic rock (RUSH and SCORPIONS influences) and hopefully I can review their music soon.

 

CHRIS MILLER
CHRIS MILLER comes out of Salem, Utah, USA and has released an album titled 'Low and behold'. Influences come from VAN HALEN, DEF LEPPARD and RUSH, so this might be interesting. Hopefully more info soon.

 

ROCKMUS MAXIMUS
Out of Sweden comes this one man rock 'n' roll band. Influences come from SKID ROW and HANOI ROCKS. More info when I get it.

 

CAM
CAM stands for Cristian Alvarez Martinez, a multi-instrumentalist out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has released 3 CDs and musically it is very interesting, because I saw he played melodic rock with influences from DEF LEPPARD and WHITESNAKE. Hopefully I will be able to review all his CDs soon on our website.

 

OBEDIENT SON
One man band/Heavy Christian Rock out of Fruitport, MI, USA. More info when I get it.

 

10
A band out of Latin America. I heard one of their songs called "A mi lado", a wonderful semi AOR ballad. I haven't got a clue how to get in touch with these guys, but I hope to get more info soon.

 

NEW PAGE
An 80s band I believe, I saw something of NEW PAGE appearing on some website about Latin American Rockbands. I don't know if they still exist, but I do like to hear more music of this band, because I heard so far one song of them called "Nightmare", a pure 80s AOR piece like URGENT. The song appeared on some compilation back in 1987, maybe I can review that compilation album, because it seems there are more obscure AOR bands featured on there and they all hail from Latin America.

 

EMPIPHIS
I believe this AOR band from the Puerto Rico is still alive, because I heard a song of them dated back from 1997 and saw they were recording a CD. Hopefully I can hear and review that album, because EMPIPHIS is a very interesting band. The song I heard was called "Gente del Futuro" and this was wonderful AOR in the best 80s tradition, kinda like a Spanish version of AVIATOR. Hopefully much more info soon.

 

EQUINOX
Yet another band called EQUINOX. This one is coming out of Panama and they play Progressive Melodic Rock. They have a female lead vocalist. Hopefully I can review their material soon.

 

SMALLFRY
English band playing guitar-driven melodic rock. A very interesting band, because their influences come from JOURNEY, STEVE PERRY and BAD COMPANY. Hopefully much more info soon.

 

VESSELL
Very interesting AOR band out of LaFollette, TN, USA. This Christian band has released a CD titled 'Hearts on fire' and hopefully I can hear and review this album very soon, because I think this band is the new sensation. Their musical influences come from JOURNEY, TOTO, PETRA, WHITE HEART and BON JOVI, so this must be a very interesting band. Hopefully much more info soon.

 

MARK MAGILL
The music of this artist out of Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA is rather interesting, because he is playing Melodic Rock with influences from SCOPRIONS, DEF LEPPARD and VAN HALEN. Hopefully I can hear and review his CD 'First Time' soon.

 

MAXXX
Band out of Sacramento, California, USA. They play 80s typed Glam melodic Rock'n'roll with influences from EUROPE, BON JOVI, QUIET RIOT... They only released a couple of demo CD/tapes, but hopefully I can hear and review them soon.

 

GLOBAL TRANCE
Intresting original Rock n' Roll from central Pennsylvania. Hopefully soon I can hear and review their same titled debut, because these guys play in the style of classy 80s acts like DOKKEN, RATT, WHITESNAKE...

 

LVP
Band out of Murfreesboro, TN, USA. They play Melodic (Hard) Rock that has been compared to WARRANT, BON JOVI and POISON. More info when I get it.

 

STRANGE DAYS
This band comes out of the UK and are being described as a Pop Metal band like GREAT WHITE, WARRANT and NAZARETH, so it is kinda interesting for us. A review will follow when I get the chance to hear their material.

 

FRENZABEN
Calfironian band playing melodic hardrock a la VAN HALEN 80s style. More info when I get it.

 

DEADLINE
I was told this band is playing early 90s based Mainstream Melodic Rock like FIREHOUSE and DAMN YANKEES. If this is true, I hope to find out soon.

 

FIVE/ANNY
This band comes out of Jefferson City, TN, USA. They play in the style of TESLA, GREAT WHITE and BON JOVI as I was told. More info when I get it.

 

UPCHURCH
A band out of Jefferson, TN, USA playing Melodic Hard Rock. Hopefully I can review their CD 'Hangin' with Bob' soon.

 

MISTER MARMALADE
Californian band playing Rock a la SAMMY HAGAR, GREAT WHITE, AEROSMITH and TED NUGENT. When I can hear their material, a review will follow.

 

RANDY FRICKE
This guy from LaCrosse, WI, USA is very interesting because he plays Melodic Rock and is a multi-instrumentalist. I think also musically this guy sounds like DANNY DANZI, the Z RECORDS signed artist. I am pretty sure this is very interesting nand hopefully a full review of his same titled album soon.

 

FREE RADICAL
Maybe this is the new sensation in the melodic rockworld, because FREE RADICAL comes out of Washington, USA and is playing pure 80s typed melodic rock in the late 80s style of DAMN YANKEES, DANGER DANGER. Hopefully I can review their material very soon.

 

FKC
Band out of Brazil. FKC is playing 80s typed Melodic Rock and they have been compared to SLAUGHTER and SKID ROW. Hopefully I can hear and review their album 'Life goes on' soon.

 

HYPER
This band out of Ohio has a long history behind them which goes back to 1984. They have already released 4 albums I believe and hopefully I can review them soon, because they play Melodic (Hard) Rock and have been compared to RATT, SKID ROW and TESLA.

 

BATTLE STATION
Swedish band that is playing 80s typed Hair Rock a la SKID ROW/CRUE. A review will follow when I get the chance to hear their material.

 

FORGOTTEN SOUL
Melodic Rockband from Florida. They play in the old BON JOVI/VAN HALEN/SKID ROW style. When I get a chance to hear their material, a review will follow.

 

SOLEMN EMBERS
Swedish band playing melodic rock. They have been compared to BON JOVI and SKID ROW. More info when I get it.

 

LOU LAVELLE
I believe this is another multi-instrumentalist. He comes out of New York and I was told he is playing 80s typed melodic rock with some RATT references. More info and hopefully a review soon.

 

JUSTINSAYNE
Interesting band out of the USA playing 80s Rock a la RATT, POISON and KISS. Hopefully I can hear and review their same titled album soon.

 

XHAIL
Band out of Texas playing Melodic Hardrock like MSG and UFO. More info when I get it.

 

CATZ ASS
This American band out of the state of Michigan is playing 80s party influenced melodic hardrock. They have been compared to POISON, CINDERELLA and BON JOVI. Hopefully more info soon.

 

DAYLIGHT
Interesting 80s typed Glam influenced melodic rock'n'roll band playing in the style of LA Bands such as CRUE/POISON. DAYLIGHT come out of Arizona. More info when I get it.

 

JAN AND VAL
Very interesting duo from Southgate, MI, USA. I heard a song of them titled 'Stay for the night" and this was a wonderful AOR ballad that sounded like 80s HEART. Hopefully a full review of their material soon.

 

EDEN MACHINE
Out of Texas comes EDEN MACHINE, a Melodic Rockband. Hopefully I can hear and review their album 'East of eden' soon.

 

NO MORE WICKED WAYS
Band out of the New York area. They play Hard Rock and have been compared to POISON, CINDERELLA and POISON. More info when I get it.

 

DREADNAUGHT
Very interesting melodic rockband out of Houston, Texas, USA. They have been compared to AUTOGRAPH, EUROPE and CINDERELLA, so they should be very interesting for our site. Hopefully I can hear and review the material of this band soon.

 

SYBYL
Band out of Florida said to play Melodic Hardrock 80s styled like CINDERELLA. More info when I get it.

 

ATTAXE
Band out of Ohio. They play Melodic Hardrock 80s based a la UFO, SCORPIONS... Hopefully I can hear and review their same titled album soon.

 

CHANNEL 43
This Californian band is playing 80s styled Poprock like GLASS TIGER. I heard one of their songs called "Innocence" which was a pretty good 80s typed Classic AOR rocker, kinda like LOVERBOY. Hopefully I can hear and review the rest of their material soon.

 

RONAL HOWARD
Out of Glen Carbon, il, USA comes RONALD HOWARD. He plays 80s typed Rock a la TESLA, JOURNEY and LED ZEPPELIN as I was told. Don't know how it sounds, but hopefully I can hear and review it soon.

 

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