Interview with Stuart Smith (Heaven & Earth)

Guitarist for HEAVEN & EARTH, Stuart Smith, recently had an amazing chat to STM lately, about touring, the upcoming album HARD TO KILL and weather we may see them soon downunder.

The first single from the album of the same name,


out now!

ACADEMY FM  “What a belter”

HARD ROCK HELL RADIO “I’m a real fan of Heaven & Earth. Enjoying & programming the new album.”

LINCOLN CITY RADIO “Latest album is great”

MIDLANDS METAL HEADS “Album of the Week”

MY ROCK RADIO “Right up my street”

“Featuring the world-class vocals of Joe Retta, HEAVEN AND EARTH set the bar sky-high with their 2013 album DIG. With new album HARD TO KILL, from the Burn-esque ‘Hard To Kill’ to the simmering ‘LA Blues’ and the chest-beating ‘Monster,’ the Los Angeles band once again deliver an irresistible Hammond organ- and Stratocaster-DRIVEN reminder of why the 1970s was such a special era. (9/10)”

–Dave Ling, Classic Rock (U.K.) ​​

“…the new offering by HEAVEN & EARTH being a monster of a record…” –Alexandra Mrozowska,

“…their most explosive and cohesive album to date.” ​​​​​​–Jim Pasinski, Record-Journal (CT)

“…a captivating album that one will want to revisit time and again!” ​​​​​​–Ken Morton,

 “The reinvention of rock comes to you from Heaven and Earth. A band that brings every riff you ever wanted into the 21st century.” — Chris Lord-Alge, Multi GRAMMY award-winning producer

HEAVEN & EARTH features Joe Retta (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica) has performed with The Sweet, Gregg Rolie, Dio Disciples and Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), Stuart Smith (guitars) Ritchie Blackmore Protégé, The Sweet, and numerous bands in North America and Europe, Lynn Sorensen (bass and vocals) has performed all across the globe with Bad Company and in Paul Rodgers’ band, keyboardist Ty Baillie (who has played with Katy Perry and Robbie Robertson), and essential to the album with his songwriting and drumming is Kenny Aronoff, who has been a sideman to countless bands both live and in-studio including Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, and the Rolling Stones. His distinctive style and energy are one to behold on HARD TO KILL. While on tour, the band includes musicians Mike Mangan (Hammond organ and keyboards) and Steven Wilson (drums, percussion, vocals).

Check out the studio video of HARD TO KILL