With their power, melodies, hooks, songs and unmistakable aura of arena-sized magnitude, C.O.P UK (Crimes of Passion UK) will release “No Place For Heaven” their third album, and their first with new established UDR GmbH Label Services, on January 22nd 2016.
Produced and mixed by Sascha Paeth (himself a musician and songwriter as with Avantasia, Epica and others),
The Sheffield, England-forged sextet have delivered 11 briskly addictive, exciting hard rock classics with influences ranging from hometown heroes Def Leppard to the likes of Saxon, Megadeth and classic Scorpions and White Lion.
“It’s good to see there are bands that are not denying where they came from, and ones who can still look ahead and are open to new influences,” says producer Paeth, and it’s crystal clear from opener “The Core” that C.O.P UK want to evoke the influence of such groups while injecting some new energy and steel into the proceedings.
“No Place For Heaven” with its Cloudy Yang dovetailing wonderfully with Radcliffe to form a true radio-hugger.
The speedy melodic-metal thrust of “Halo”
"Take it to the Grave" with this very nice old Scorpions guitar riff.
The perfect powerballad "Kiss of an Angel".
“Catch Me If You Can” with its soaring emotions.
C.O.P. UK is a band whose steel-coated delivery and expansive embrace of classic-yet-fresh songwriting earmark them as a hard rock force which cannot be kept quiet.
They are ready to storm the bigger stages.