Heat BandSwedish AOR titans H.E.A.T. have accepted their accolade as winners of RUSHONROCK’s 2012 Album Of The Year.

And the silky-smooth hair metal devotees have revealed the follow-up to the fantastic Address The Nation could be unleashed before the end of 2013!

H.E.A.T. fought off stiff competition from fellow Swedes Euope, classic rock throwbacks Rival Sons and US party rockers Gene The Werewolf to scoop the coveted honour.

And a delighted Jona Tee – the man behind the keys – contacted RUSHONROCK  to say: “Wow! We knew we had a good album in ATN

“But we could never have anticipated the massive positive response from both critics and fans.

“Thank you so much! Next one coming up in a year or so.”

H.E.A.T. play the inaugural Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival in Rotherham on April 7.

And rumours are rife that the in-demand sextet could return to the UK to play this summer’s Download Festival at Castle Donington.