International Reviews 2.0!

We`ve added some more review quotes for you. These are written by music journalists and critics around the world – some are translated from the original language. Enjoy!

“FRONTED BY THE UNIQUE TENOR VOICE OF LAURI HANNOLA (THIS GUY IS REVELATION) MELODIC MUSICAL APPROACH HAS AN INSTANT CHARM THAT APPEAL TO ANYONE WHO LOVES THE CLASSIC `80s SOUNDS. THERE`S ONLY 9 SONGS HERE, BUT ALL OF SUPREME QUALITY CRAFTED WITH ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND SUPER-POLISHED PRODUCTION. THE OVERALL STYLE IS PRETTY AMERICAN INFLUENCED MELODIC ROCK, BUT SKY OF FOREVER ADD A TOUCH OF THEIR SCANDINAVIAN ORIGINS TO THE MIX.” ~Leif Kristiansen (NORWAY)

“THE ADDITION OF THE POWERFUL TENOR VOCALS OF SKY OF FOREVER`S SONGWRITER AND GUIDING LIGHT LAURI HANNOLA ADDS A FURTHER DIMENSION, HIS PERFECT DICTION AT TIMES BRINGING TO MIND DREAM THEATER`S JAMES LABRIE.” ~Ant Heeks, Rocktopia (UNITED KINGDOM)

WILD HEART AND SUMMER RAIN ALONG WITH THE OPENER (CARRY ON) ARE PROBABLY MY FAVOURITES, BUT ALL THE TRACKS ON THE ALBUM ARE GREAT, SO PICKING A FAVOURITE ISN`T EASY.” ~Daniel Källmalm, Hallowed.se (SWEDEN)

“THE STRONG VOICE OF LAURI HAS A HUGE RESEMBLANCE TO SONATA ARCTICA`S TONY KAKKO.” ~Hardline Magazine (GERMANY)

“WHAT REALLY STRIKES ME IS THE VOICE OF HANNOLA, AGAIN AND AGAIN.” ~Hans K. White Room Reviews (NETHERLANDS)

ONE OF THESE DAYS COULD BE ANY BON JOVI TRACK. THE CHORUS IS JUST AMAZING. ONE OF THE BEST ON THE ALBUM.” ~Whizard, ViriAOR (SPAIN)

“THE SONGS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.” ~Spirit Of Metal (FRANCE)

“SONGS LIKE SUMMER RAIN IN BETWEEN SET YOU INTO THE MOOD OF A RAINY SUMMER DAY AND YOU CATCH ON TO THE REFRAIN IMMEDIATELY, A REALLY STRONG PIECE OF MUSIC.” ~Hardline Magazine (GERMANY)

“I ALSO WANT TO EMPHASIZE TASTY SOLOS OF RONI SEPPÄNEN, AND THAT REALLY BRINGS SOMETHING COOL TO THE SOUND OF SKY OF FOREVER.” ~Ola Gränshagen, Sweden Rock Magazine (SWEDEN)

“IF YOU LIKE STYLISH MELODIES, YOU BETTER LISTEN THIS ALBUM.” ~AORLAND (SPAIN)

“IN TOMORROW HANNOLA SHINES AGAIN WITH HIS FLAWLESS VOICE.” ~Hans K. White Room Reviews (NETHERLANDS)

“REMARKABLE.” ~Flight Of Icaros (GREECE)

“HANNOLA`S INTERPRETATION IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AND CAPTURING, SOLOS OF RONI SEPPÄNEN ARE LIKE STRAIGHT FROM THE HANDBOOK OF ADULT ROCK. THE DRUMMER PILVE IS HITTING THE DRUMS ASSERTIVELY WITH PRECISION OF A CLOCK.” ~Jaakko Silvast, Inferno (FINLAND)

VAGABOND IS ONE OF THE BEST BALLADS YOU WILL HEAR IN 2016. IT`S BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL.” ~Whizard, ViriAOR (SPAIN)

“SUPER POLISHED PRODUCTION WITH A FLAWLESS POP-ROCK SOUND THAT WOULD FIT ON ANY RADIO STATION, AND SOME GUEST GUITARS FROM WELL-KNOWN GUITARIST BRUCE KULICK MAKES CARRY ON  A POSSIBLE HIT SONG.” ~Daniel Källmalm, Hallowed.se (SWEDEN)

“NOT THE LONGEST ALBUM IN THE WORLD, BUT QUALITY WILL ALWAYS RULE OVER QUANTITY, AND THIS DELIVERS THAT ATTRIBUTE WITH SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT.” ~Ant Heeks, Rocktopia (UNITED KINGDOM)

Get the album on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Itunes, Google Play and Tidal here: https://target.lnk.to/SkyofforeveralbumFaC

Buy album on CDON.com

Interview requests: michael [at] targetgroup.dk (CEO, Mighty Music)

Other collaboration requests: skyofforever [at] gmail.com

Lauri`s photo by Nikke Puskala, Album cover art by Patrik Nuorteva, the band pic by Lassi Karhulahti.

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New album review from UK!

“NOT THE LONGEST ALBUM IN THE WORLD, BUT QUALITY WILL ALWAYS RULE OVER QUANTITY, AND THIS DELIVERS THAT ATTRIBUTE WITH SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT.” ~Ant Heeks, Rocktopia (United Kingdom)

 

Check out the full review here: http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8664:sky-of-forever-sky-of-forever&catid=910:cd-reviews&Itemid=485

 

Get the album on Spotify, Itunes etc: https://target.lnk.to/SkyofforeveralbumFa

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Out in Japan today 14.12.2016!!!

Sky Of Forever`s debut album is out in Japan today 14.12.2016!!!

The biggest Japanese rock magazine, BURNN, already wrote a cool review about the album.

Check out both our music videos:

Buy the album on Bickee-Music Shop

Buy the album on Tower Records Shop

Buy the album on HMW Shop

Buy the album on Amazon

Buy the album on Disk Union

Buy the album on CD Japan

For further information and interview requests, please contact: michael [at] targetgroup.dk (CEO, Mighty Music / Target group). In Japan our partner is Bickee Music.

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Hardline Magazine 9/10 album review in english!

“Lauri Hannola started from Finland to conquer the world. Joined by his fellow guitarists Roni and Tuomas from the band Tracedawn, as well as drummer Rolf, who has already proven his skills working with bands like Stratovarius and Joe Lynn Turner.

This album focuses on melodic rock and the result speaks for itself. Already the first song “Carry On” starts soothingly, starring Bruce Kulick on the guitar. After the second song, called “One Of These Days”, the music is developing into a rougher tone, focusing on the guitars in songs like “Wild Heart”.

Songs like “Summer Rain” in between, set you into the mood of a rainy summer day and you catch on to the refrain immediately, a really strong piece of music. Heading towards the finish line of the CD with the title track “Sky Of Forever”, you’ll eventually reach a calm ending with the song “Under Everlasting Sun”. The strong voice of Lauri has a huge resemblance to Sonata Arctica`s Tony Kakko, hence you can’t get rid of the feeling that you’re dealing with a softer version of that band. The album could’ve been longer, than nine songs within 36 minutes, but that seems to be the standard nowadays. 9/10” ~Hardline Magazine (GERMANY)

You can order the original Hardline Magazine HERE: http://www.hardline-magazin.de/?page_id=154#!/Hardline-Magazin-Ausgabe-32/p/46881087/category=0

Sky Of Forever`s Spotify, Itunes etc. links can be found HERE: https://target.lnk.to/SkyofforeveralbumFa

Order CD on Target Shop HERE: http://www.targetshop.dk/uk/370729/Sky_Of_Forever/Sky_Of_Forever/

Order CD on Amazon (Germany) HERE: https://www.amazon.de/Sky-Forever/dp/B01KIUUSP8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472732561&sr=8-1&keywords=Sky+of+Forever

Lauri`s photo by Nikke Puskala & the album cover by Patrik Nuorteva/Perish Films.

Cheers! \m/

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Japan release 14/12/2016!

japan-flagAs many of you know, Sky Of Forever`s debut album will be released in Japan via Bickee music on 14/12/2016! This is fantastic and we hope that many Japanese fans enjoy the album!

And, of course, Japanese fans will get a bonus gift with the CD:)

Below are a few links to record shops where you can buy the album in Japan:

Order CD on Amazon (Japan): https://www.amazon.co.jp/Sky-Forever-SKY-FOREVER/dp/B01M3PCG0S

Order CD on Disk Union (Japan): http://diskunion.net/metal/ct/list/0/80786280

Order CD on CD Japan (Japan): http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/DAKBKMY-1040

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Only 2 weeks to go \m/

“Tokyo City Lights” picture © Keiko Kamakura

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9/10 review on Hardline Magazine (Germany)!

German Hardline Magazine just gave Sky Of Forever`s debut album 9/10 points! If we`ll get permission, we will release the review translated into english for you to enjoy:) Meanwhile, you are free to order the original magazine here: http://www.hardline-magazin.de/?page_id=154#!/Hardline-Magazin-Ausgabe-32/p/46881087/category=0

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Get the album on Spotify, Itunes etc. HERE: https://target.lnk.to/SkyofforeveralbumFa

Until next time – cheers \m/

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