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 News Metal / Hard Rock 31/07/2013

Heaven & Earth Exclusively Premiere Video For "I Dont Know What Love Is" On And; Second Single From 'dig'

Heaven & Earth Exclusively Premiere Video For "I Dont Know What Love Is" On And; Second Single From 'dig'

LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ MSO PR) HEAVEN & EARTH -guitarist STUART SMITH , singer JOE RETTA , bassist CHUCK WRIGHT , drummer RICHIE ONORI and keyboardist ARLAN SCHIERBAUM -bring you their video for the second single and power ballad, "I Don't Know What Love Is" from their critically acclaimed album Dig released April 23, 2013 on Quarto Valley Records . The video-directed by Glen Wexler (Van Halen, Black Sabbath, and Michael Jackson) and produced by Jeremy Alter and Meiert Avis of Pusher Media (U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Evanescence)-was exclusively premiered on and this past Friday (July 26).

Watch the video here: or on the band's YouTube channel:

The music video-featuring special guest appearances by actors Angelina Vitale, Derek DuChense and Tiffany Phillips-continues the story of two lovers trying to connect throughout time. "I Don't Know What Love Is" is the follow-up to the success of HEAVEN & EARTH 's first video for "No Money, No Love," which has received more than 500,000 plays to date and can be viewed HERE .

Says Stuart, "I'm very proud of both the song and this new video by Glen Wexler. We released 'No Money, No Love' as the first single and video as we wanted to establish ourselves as a rock band that does the occasional ballad, not a ballad band that does the occasional rock song. For me 'I Don't Know What Love Is' was always the main hit from Dig ."

HEAVEN & EARTH fuse elements of hard rock, blues and bits of classical with bravado and a razor-sharp focus. The band's critically acclaimed album, Dig , was produced by Dave Jenkins , who's worked with everyone from Metallica to Tower of Power and features special guests Howard Leese (Heart, Paul Rodgers), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), and David Paich (Toto). BRAVEWORDS.COM exclaimed, "Stu's [Stuart Smith] finally got a full-blown classic on his hands, a plush, expensive sounding (and looking) album…" (5/21). THE AQUARIAN WEEKLY noted, " Dig is an album that fits in with ease in the modern age of music, and fuses tradition with innovation in a manner that is sure to get any rock fan's senses tingling. In A Word: Robust" (4/3) and POWERLINEMAG.COM added, " Dig …is filled to the brim with power rock — arena-sized and loud — exactly what the doctor ordered…" (5/31). More praise for the album below.

The origins of HEAVEN & EARTH align the band's founder and visionary, Stuart Smith , with a rich lineage of rock's most celebrated musicians. Kelly Hansen (Foreigner), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) and Kelly Keeling (King Kobra) all fronted the band at various junctures. Guitarists Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and Howard Leese (Heart, Paul Rodgers), singer and bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion), bassist Steve Priest (Sweet) and drummer Carmine Appice (Jeff Beck Group/Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart), among others, have each contributed their extraordinary talents to HEAVEN & EARTH's first two albums: Heaven & Earth Featuring Stuart Smith (1994) and Windows to the World (2000). HEAVEN & EARTH 's groundbreaking debut album, Heaven & Earth Featuring Stuart Smith , is considered a cult classic and brought Smith to the forefront of the guitar elite being compared in the press to Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore , Jeff Beck , Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page and garnering Smith the award for "Best Guitarist" and "Best New CD" for three years running at the Los Angeles All Access Music Awards . In the summer of 2012 , the guitarist set out to mold HEAVEN & EARTH into a world-class recording and touring band which led to the recording of their new album Dig and now the future has never looked brighter for the band.

More Praise For HEAVEN & EARTH's Dig here:
"The songs are utterly amazing with incredible vocals and hooks that lodge themselves on the brain and refuse to leave for days." - Gerry Gittelson, METALSLUDGE.TV.COM , April 5, 2013

" Heaven & Earth is a band that has the true spirit of real rock and roll running through their hearts and souls… Dig … will have fans of guitar driven hard rock wetting their pants with excitement upon first listen." - Jeb Wright, CLASSICROCKREVISITED.COM , March 25, 2013

"Tapping into the methodology and madness of old-school rock with a new-school attitude, Heaven & Earth are shaking their classic rock roots down to the very core on their newest effort, Dig…" - Robert Cavuoto, GUITARINTERNATIONAL.COM , February 21, 2013

"…it has been quite some time anyone has heard a solid album's worth of this particular style of music - majestic, triumphant, straight forward rock, without any of today's assembly line, paint-by-numbers blandness… Dig offers up 12 compositions, that will…satisfy…fans of solid musicianship, excellent songwriting skills, and music that stands above whatever is being passed off as rock music today…Retta's vocals are dynamic, and strong, an excellent choice to deliver these songs. He sings with confident conviction, a trait necessary for this style of hard rocking, but always melodic, rock and roll…Music of this caliber deserves to be heard. - Bruce Forrest, VINTAGEROCK.COM , April 8, 2013

"Dig truly is a 'band' album. The mix, with guitars audible, focuses on presenting all instruments on an equal level and provides the framework for Retta to lay down his vocals…The music on Dig is bold, deliberate and powerful." - John Kindred, HARDROCKHAVEN.NET , March 11, 2013

"Heaven & Earth re-instill the music industry with timeless tracks off of their upcoming album, 'Dig'…'Dig' resurrects the era by emphasizing the instrumental and lyrical diversity of classic rock."- Lonnie Nemiroff, SHOCKYA.COM , March 7, 2013

"This is an album that absolutely must be heard by any purist and old school rock fan. With those piercing and psychedelically hypnotizing riffs, licks and solos, the calming and chilling vocals and more, Heaven & Earth are one of those bands that make you say "where has this been?"- -Reggie Edwards, THEFRONTROWREPORT.COM , March 4, 2013

"A new era has begun, folks. Or, should I say an old era has resurfaced…this new era has a fresh new face building a solid rock fortress upon that foundation. It's Heaven & Earth." - Scott Itter, DRMUSIC.ORG , March 17, 2013

"If you're a fan of classic rock, and you're looking for a new band to get excited about, look no further than the melodic rock quintet - Heaven & Earth…This [ Dig ] 12 track, epic retro-rock masterpiece is an uncompromising throw back to the vintage sounds of the 1980's versions of Rainbow and Bad Company, in sound, style and musicianship…Every song can stand on its own and sadly, that's really not very common nowadays. - Thomas Orwat Jr., ROCKMUSICSTAR.COM , March 22, 2013

"'Dig' is twelve songs deep with each and every offering creating another facet of classic rock and roll performance." - East Chapman, MAINEMUSICNEWS.COM , March 17, 2013

"…the album does a fantastic job at showcasing every possible side of the music…a band can create." - Kristyn Clarke, POPCULTUREMADNESS.COM , March 12, 2013

"Their new album 'Dig' sums up the last forty years of rock music. You can hear their influence from the seventies, but it has a very modern energy and attitude, but most importantly these guys know how to play their instruments. Singer Joe Retta's voice is a combination of Paul Rodgers and Chris Cornell." - Bob Zerrull, ZOIKSONLINE.COM , April 2, 2013

"Heaven and Earth got it right…from the production, to the riffs, to the incredible keyboard sound, the propelling vocals, the concept, the artwork it all just fits and puts every classic rocker back in time where this music once rule the land…" - Denys Jaime, MYGLOBALMIND.COM , April 12, 2013

"… Dig is clearly a strong candidate for album of the year." - Joseph Suto, ROCKSHOWCRITIQUE.COM , May 14, 2013

"The new Heaven And Earth release, Dig …is a future classic that will influence the bands of the future. With its heavy guitar driven sound and thick Hammond organ, Dig is a masterpiece." - Jeffrey Easton, METALEXILES.COM , May 21, 2013

"Heaven + Earth has created a masterpiece." - Adam Waldman, HARDROCKDADDY.COM , June 5, 2012

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