Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have signed with AFM Records. Being an active part of the European power metal scene for the last 15 years, the band around mastermind/guitarist Pete Ahonen has added former Battle Beast vocalist Nitte Valo to the group’s ranks in 2014 and is set to release their new album soon. Exact details will be announced soon.
Ahonen comments: “To me AFM Records has always been a label of quality releases and the words can’t describe of how happy and excited I and we are to be a part of the AFM family! It has been very clear from the start that they have a heart full of fire and huge load of enthusiasm towards the bands in their roster. I have to say that first time in YEARS we (label and the band) work as a TEAM.”
A first song snippet (re-recorded 2015 version of the band’s track “All The Madness”) is available for streaming here:
For more information on BURNING POINT, visit their official Facebook page here.
The middleages rockband TANZWUT signed a contract with AFM Records from Hamburg.
CEO Jochen Richert is delighted: “We know Teufel, Mastermind of TANZWUT, for many years and have also been working with him on a basis of trust. So it was a logical step to sign TANZWUT on AFM to make it possible to deepen the partnership. There is high creative potential that he can focus on now and therefore concentrate on the artistic work. Now we can exploit TANZWUTs full potential which we will do with much effort and time.”
Teufel also comments: “We are really looking forward to working with AFM Records and appreciate the big support in the implementation of our aims.”
The first record on their new label called “Eselsmesse” will be released on June 6th 2014.
AFM Records have announced via their official Facebook page that they have signed 21 OCTAYNE:
“We proudly present the newest addition to our roster:
21 Octayne, a fantastic new Rock act feat. members of Joe Perry band, Rhapsody, Axxis and Paul Gilbert, will release its debut album on May 23rd!”
Drummer Alex Landenburg stated:
“We are proud to announce that our debut album “Into the Open” will be released on AFM Records on May 23rd!
We believe that we found the perfect label home for us and all of us are looking forward to working with AFM!
Please help us spread the word!
Check out the video for ‘The Heart (Save Me)’:
For more information about 21 OCTAYNE check their official website here.
German Metal Icon Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.) signs a long term contract with AFM Records. The new deal includes the release of 3 albums plus 3 dvds.
“We feel very comfortable with AFM Records and we appreciate the good vibes” says Udo Dirkschneider. “The mutual understanding is perfect and our individual wishes and ideas are respected and converted. This is obviously hard to find in the music business nowadays”
Jochen Richert is very proud that U.D.O. remains part of the AFM family. “We wanted such an extensive deal with U.D.O. because the cooperation has proved fertile in the past. U.D.O. is one of our biggest acts, sales figures have grown constantly; this proves that – together – we are successful!”
AFM Records proudly announces the signing of Swedish metallers EVERGREY. The band, led by frontman Tom S. Englund, is one of the most unique, significant and influential to emerge in the last 2 decades.
Currently EVERGREY are working on a brand new studio album which will be released later this year. Fans can look forward to an eventful EVERGREY year 2014.
January 27th, Division two studios, Sweden
“I am sitting here in what feels like the black heart of distorted guitars and heavy drums trying to sort what material to be chosen for the new Evergrey album that will be brought to you by our new record label AFM!
While the music might be the most contemplated and dark pieces we have written -and while the sheer amount of music we have the pleasure to choose from is more than ever, we are super psyched and pleased to have chosen a label that believes in Evergrey!
AFM are certain that we have a lot more to contribute to the world of music and we can promise you that they are right. On top of that it is about damn time that our fans get some new and fresh metal!
While we at this moment are hindered to speak about the new members – this will be totally understandable when we announce it – they are known to some people and some might never have heard of them B U T we can tell you that they are as excited as the rest of us and have already brought in 50% of the material written so this album will be a 100% band effort!
We will release 2 singles 1 complemented with a video produced by our bud Patric Ullaeus and Revolver.se
We will also film our every step of the recording process for you to enjoy at a continuous and steady pace on our different social media channels making this the most accessible album we have made to date. We will also arrange interviews with each and every member during the recording process together with some really cool ideas for the booklet of the CD itself – more on this soon!
The album will be recorded in a few different studios and mixed in Denmark at Hansen studios by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epysode, Pretty Maids, Doro and more).
We are currently planning some cool release shows for different territories and honestly can´t wait for YOU to hear our music, as we are thrilled, more than pleased and stoked with what we come up with!
And oh, yeah, the title is also set and will be revealed soon!
Watch out for A LOT more from us!
Tom, Rikard, Johan, ——– and ——-“
IRON SAVIOR have revealed more details regarding their forthcoming album, “Rise Of The Hero”. AFM Records will release the CD, limited digipack and vinyl on February 28th in Europe and March 4th in North America.
Rise Of The Hero tracklisting:
‘Revenge Of The Bride’
‘From Far Beyond Time’
‘Thunder From The Mountains’
‘(surprise track to be announced)’
‘I’ve Been To Hell 2014’ (Ltd. Ed)
Iron Savior will hold a special release show for Rise Of The Hero on February 27th in Hard Rock Café St. Pauli in their home town of Hamburg, Germany. More details will be revealed soon.
Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE, have announced details of their new album via their official facebook page.
The band posted the following statement:
RHAPSODY OF FIRE and AFM Records are proud to announce that the new and long awaited studio album will be entitled “Dark Wings Of Steel” and it will be released in Europe on November 22nd (Europe), December 3rd (USA).
All recordings, mix and mastering are finally completed. “Dark Wings Of Steel” was produced by Alex Staropoli, all songs composed by Alex Staropoli and Manuel Staropoli, with the collaboration of Roby De Micheli.
All lyrics were written by Fabio Lione, and beside the rhythm section with Alex and Oliver Holzwarth, it will also feature a full orchestra, a great choir, and real instruments as in the best RHAPSODY OF FIRE tradition.
“Dark Wings Of Steel” will be released as CD, Digipak and double-Vinyl. Digipak and Vinyl are about to include a bonus track.