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News 2nd February 2011 - Continued.....

Craig Gruber

Elevener

China

White Widdow

Craig Gruber’s ED3N - Ex Elf / Rainbow man signs exclusive deal with AOR Heaven.

AOR Heaven are pleased to announce the signing of American band ED3N, formed by bassist Craig Gruber in January 2010. After a successful career spanning over 25 years in Elf, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Gary Moore, and Black Sabbath, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide, Craig has decided to put together a great line-up of musicians to form this 'super group'.

ED3N consists of vocalist extraordinaire Jeff Fenholt, whose resume includes Black Sabbath's “7th Star” sessions as well as the original vocalist in Broadway’s successful “Jesus Christ Superstar” and is completed by the wonderful Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell) on drums and Rowan Robertson (Dio) on guitars.

ED3N is now preparing to launch its first CD in May 2011 through AOR Heaven in Europe with a worldwide tour planned for June - www.myspace.com/edenbandofficial


ELEVENER - It's a band again!

Swedish AOR band Elevener is currently in the studio, preparing their second album. Featuring Pierre Wensberg - vocals (ex-Prisoner & Heartbreak Radio), Magnus Lindqvist - guitar, Robert Garnold - bass (ex-Heartbreak Radio), Anton Roos - drums (Saffire), and founding member Johan Bergquist on keys, the album is due later in the year on AOR Heaven.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHITE WIDDOW – Firefest awaits on October 23rd 2011

Great news. The line up announcement for Firefest 2011 has been made exclusively last weekend on ARFM, and the line up includes Aussie rockers White Widdow who made a real splash with their self-titled debut here last year, even coming sixth in the ‘Top AOR Album Poll’ in the Christmas Issue of Classic Rock. Can’t wait. The band is on the second day, October 23rd.


CHINA – European wide release of new Universal Switzerland Album Announced

China is a name synonymous with Swiss Hard Rock; their debut albums “China” and “Light In The Sky” still regarded as classics of the genre, and Metal Heaven are pleased to announce that this band is now coming to the label for all European territories (excluding Switzerland) in late March. China has achieved Swiss Top 10 chart success and chart positions globally, but this new album (their fifth entitled “Light Up The Dark”) marks another milestone in their career.

Producers Chris Johnson (Buck Cherry, Evanescence) and Michael Parnin (Steve Stevens, King's X) have helped to shape its style and the band has surpassed all previous efforts. The limited edition will contain three previously unreleased bonus tracks.


MILLION – New album coming in March

One of Scandinavia’s top Hard Rock bands, M.ill.ion, is back with their seventh album “Sane And Insanity” in late March! Recorded during 2010 and mixed at the classy JM Studio where bass player B.J Laneby teamed up with Martin Kronlund (Joe Lynn Turner, Phenomena, Paul Young), the album sees the recording debut of two new M.ill.ion ‘Aces In The Pack’; Andreas Grövle on guitar and Angelo Modafferi from Australia on keyboards.

Million’s history includes six highly acclaimed albums (“No.1”, “We Ourselves & Us”, “Electric”, “Detonator”, “Kingsize” and “Thrill Of The Chase”), several national and international tours and a headlining set at the Sweden Rock Festival which broke all records, so touring plans are already afoot….

All five band members contributed to the song writing herein and a video of “Everyday Hero”, produced by René U Valdez (Hardcore Superstar) is included on the limited edition.