EDGED CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS is proud to present MAGICK TOUCH‘s highly anticipated third album, Heads Have Got to Rock’n’Roll, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
By now a veritable institution of hard-rockin’ majesty, Norway’s Magick Touch are continually on the ascent. From their too-hot-to-touch Electrik Sorcery debut in 2016 and the even-more-acclaimed Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire in 2018 – both released by ECP, fans from the very start – to the rough ‘n’ tumble digital-only EP Inside the Cage last year, Magick Touch have patiently perfected a sound that’s reverential of hard rock and heavy metal’s glorious pasts but equally dead-set on forging a future all their own. And so far, it’s looked magickal indeed!
Throughout this ascent, Magick Touch have taken to the stage non-stop, doing numerous tours across Europe, most recently supporting their mates Audrey Horne in Germany. And that onstage experience and irresistible verve absolutely spill from Heads Have Got to Rock’n’Roll! Almost too perfectly titled, on Heads Have Got to Rock’n’Roll do the POWER-trio unload an arsenal of immediately memorable anthems, each one is distinct as the last, ranging the moodiest of hard rock to the most voltage-loaded of metals. With utterly seamless ease, the album flows through a diverse landscape in the silver lining between hard rock and heavy metal, the band exploring new territories of riffage and heaviness as well as some lighter and catchier material, with twists and turns from dark ‘n’ dramatic to “forget about tomorrow, live for today.” But of course, the ever-so-relevant RIFF is still the focal point as choruses are getting bigger, solos are getting balder, and the rock ‘n’ roll energy is omnipresent. It all amounts to a ten-song travelogue of classic hard rock handled assertively, with class and charisma – and some surprises along the way.
“On this record, we have sharpened the knives, widened the nets, and added new colors to our hard rock palettes,” summarizes bassist/vocalist Christer Ottesen. “There is more of the more and less of the less, from melodic heartfelt rockers to raw and thunderous death ‘n’ roll -a glorious stew of Dortmund ’83 with toppings of BOSS HM-2.”
The sacred heritage left by Priest, Saxon, and Rainbow is safeguarded as well as revitalized with Magick Touch’s latest and greatest album yet. If you still haven’t jumped on their bandwagon, then get out of the way, because Heads Have Got to Rock’n’Roll!
"The lads got the formula down – hot and slick and just enough sweet that the girls can lick it up and the guys can stay for drinks as well. (...) MAGICK TOUCH throw down 10 very good rock songs on “Heads Have Got to Rock’n’Roll”. Jolly good show lads!"
"Magick Touch is a band worth checking out, and there’s no better place to start than with “Heads Have Got To Rock ‘N’ Roll”. Another solid effort from this Norwegian three-piece."
"“Heads Have Got To Rock N Roll”? They don’t have an option, really."
"...albumet er tvers igjennom gull. Synd og skam at bandet ikke er mer kjent enn de er her til lands for dette slår det meste ned i støvlene."
"This album delivers the familiar wrapped in an individual sheen and is a thoroughly enjoyable slice of true heavy rock that will reward on every listen, this is a worthwhile addition to any rock collection."
"Heads Have Got to Rock ‘N’ Roll is a truly magickal release. Magick Touch does an ace job at blending the influences of the past to create classics for the future. Your head will rock ‘n’ roll while listening to this album. It has to!"
"There are plenty of bands that are good at replicating one aspect of heavy metal from previous eras. The fact that MAGICK TOUCH proves adept at exploring different corners of that history, while seamlessly weaving their way from one end of the road to the other and keeping it catchy and infectious, gives plenty of reasons to keep clicking play for repeated listens to "Heads Have Got To Rock'n'Roll"."