Rex Brown to release the first solo album of his career

Multi-platinum selling artist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) is due to release his first solo album via SPV / Steamhammer within Europe. “I’ve been working on these songs for a long time,” says Brown. The yet to be titled full length will be the first time in Brown’s career in which he will serve as both, lead vocalist and guitarist in a band. The release is planed for June 23rd, 2017.

 

Georg Schröder (A+R Steamhammer) on the signing: "We are honored and proud to release the first Rex Brown solo album within Europe. The album shows a side of him, that many people won't expect but it is well worth to check it out and i'm really looking forward to get this one out there."

 

Steamhammer / SPV welcomes the REX BROWN BAND!

 

After a season away to gather his wits about him, rediscover his own roots, and assemble a group of players ready to help him execute his vision for the days ahead, Rex Brown reemerges with a semi truck’s worth of rock n’ roll tunes as honest and sincere as they come. The new album is the sound of the man’s own truth, forthright and ego-free. As he likes to say, “You’re only as good as your word and your word better be good.”

 

Rex’s solo album is full of mojo and the force of character, determination, and nerve. He tracked lead vocals, rhythm guitars, and bass, working with his primary collaborator and old friend, Lance Harvill, a Nashville-based guitarist and songwriter, on the album’s songs. “Lance was & is, my main man on this. Everything we did was finely tuned, both musically & brotherly.”

 

Drums were tracked by Christopher Williams, himself no stranger to diverse tastes, from funk music to punk. His talent has been utilized by country music star Lee Greenwood, the reconstituted Blackfoot and most recently, power metal legends Accept. The album was produced by New Yorker turned Nashville transplant Caleb Sherman, a multi-instrumentalist with work on records by Little Big Town and Porter Block, among others. “Caleb produced the project from a musician's standpoint,” adds Brown. “Not just a typical producer’s standpoint, which was something I definitely needed. Between Caleb and Lance, we were a force to be reckoned with. They really pulled out the best in me.” Peter Keyes, known for his work with Lynyrd Skynyrd can also be heard on a few tracks. All bass tracking came from Rex himself as well.


https://www.facebook.com/rex.brown

 

NWoBHM legends RAVEN announce the first live dates for 2017

NWoBHM legends RAVEN announce the first live dates for 2017. The band is excited to go back on the road again:

"Hi there...after a longer than expected break RAVEN are ready & raring to get out on the road again...a quick warm up in the USA will be following by a Euro tour with old friends Hirax opening & we shall also be hitting the European festival circuit hard in 2017 - and squeeze in a USA tour - and working on South America & some more exotic locales!!! LETS ALL KICK SOME ASS!!!" (John, Mark & Joe)

RAVEN are that rare thing in music, true originals – cut these guys with a razor and they will bleed true heavy metal - a more intense live band does not exist on this planet!

The current album "ExtermiNation" was released in April 2015 as a digipak version (incl. 1 bonus track), 2LP gatefold green vinyl version, download and stream through SPV GmbH / Steamhammer

RAVEN live 2017:

18.05.US-Chicago,IL - Reggies
19.05.US-Clifton,NJ - Dingbatz
20.05.US-Halethorpe,MD - Fish Head Cantina

03.06.SE-Tyrolen - Muskelrock
07.06.B-Roeselare - De Verlichte Geest
08.06.D-Hamburg - Bambi Galore
09.06.D-Essen - Turock
10.06.NL-Rotterdam - Baroeg
11.06.NL-Tilburg - Little Devil
12.06.D-Osnabrück - Bastard Club
13.06.D-Dresden - Chemie Fabrik
14.06.A-Dornbirn - Schlachthaus
15.06.I-Firenze - Circus Club
16.06.I-Milan - Blue Rose Club
17.06.F-Montbeliard - Aterlier des Moles

15.07.D-Balingen - Bang Your Head Festival
27.07.SLO-Tolmin - Metal Days Festival
29.07.D-Brande/Hörnerkirchen - Headbangers Open Air

10.08.E-Villena - Leyendas del Rock Festival
13.08.B-Kortijk - Alcatraz Festival

06.10.US-Ventura,CA - Frost & Fire Festival

01.-02.12.GB-Sheffield - O2 Academy (The X Mas Rocka NWoBHM)

 

Escape Music to release new Shadowman album 'Land of the Living' on 19th May

It has been almost 14 years since the debut album by Shadowman was released ('Land of the Living' ESM098). The album was warmly received by all who had a penchant for good old British melodic hard rock. As you would expect Shadowman had elements of both Heartland and FM deeply embedded in its grooves, yet it was highly original and was often touted as the best British melodic release of 2004.

 

Two years later in 2006 and the eagerly awaited follow up 'Different Angles' (ESM 127) became an important album for this quartet that also includes both Harry James and Chris Childs of Thunder. The unmistakable guitar trademark sound of Steve Morris and the vocals of Steve Overland will always shine through at a very early stage. Somehow they make their music sound effortless, and as we all very well know Steve Overland has a remarkable vocal range. His vocal range suits the classic melodic rock genre and he has a very bluesy side to his talent. His four solo releases on Escape Music are all fine examples of his work.

 

Shadowman are a band that is all about great rock music who will win you over with charm. Quality rock music is so hard to find these days and it is reassuring to know that it hasn't lost its way. 'Ghost in the Mirror' (ESM179), the band's third release in 2008 is an extension of the band's already established sound and the 2011 release 'Watching Over You' helped nurture the band's identity even further.

 

Another six years on and we are presented with the band's fifth studio release, and it's certainly been worth the wait. 'Gravity' is a marvellous opener which shows fresh ideas and superb musicianship, and this pretty much paves the way for the rest of the album. Along the way we have Steve Morris and his ever present guitar prowess, and Steve Overland just effortlessly gives us brilliant vocal performances throughout. The solid rhythm of Thunder men Chris Childs and Harry James are faultless, and with classic touches from original FM keyboards player Didge Digital we are in for a real treat.

 

Track List: 1- Gravity 4:34 / 2-Automatic 4:19 / 3- Put It All On Love 4:45 / 4-Contagious 3:26 / 5-Broken Bones 3:53/ 6-Best Things In Life 4:09 / 7-Face The Night 4:23 / 8-No Smoke Without Fire 4:09 / 9-Good Times, Bad Times 2:58 / 10-Be True To yourself 4:21 / 11-Secrets And Lies 3:57 / 12-Stand Up And Be Counted 3:26

 

Steve Overland (FM) -­ Lead Vocals

Steve Morris (Heartland) ­- Guitars & Keyboards

Chris Childs (Thunder) ­- Bass

Harry James (Thunder) -­ Drums 

Special guest on keyboards: Didge Digital

 

Produced by: Steve Morris and Steve Overland

Mixed and Mastered by: Martin Kronlund

Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd. 

Discography: Land of the Living (2004), Different Angles (2006), Ghost in the Mirror (2008), Watching Over you (2011), Nowhere Bound (2017)

 

www.Escape-Music.com

 

Rhapsody Of Fire announce the release of "Legendary Years"!

A legend continues in impressive fashion: Italian symphonic power metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE have re-recorded their biggest classic songs of the “Rhapsody” years (1997 - 2002) with enormous effort and a huge result. Mixed and mastered by GREENMAN STUDIOS - Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann (Orden Ogan). „Legendary Years“ – out May 26, available as Digipak CD & ltd. colored 2-Vinyl!

 

Tracklist:

01. Dawn Of Victory
02. Knightrider Of Doom
03. Flames Of Revenge
04. Beyond The Gates Of Infinity
05. Land Of Immortals
06. Emerald Sword
07. Legendary Tales
08. Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
09. When Demons Awake
10. Wings Of Destiny
11. Riding The Winds Of Eternity
12. The Dark Tower Of Abyss
13. Holy Thunderforce
14. Rain Of A Thousand Flames

 

Pre-order here: http://shop.afm-records.de/rhapsody-of-fire/

 

Check out the new Night Ranger tasters for new album

Night Ranger's new album, "Don't Let Up" is out THIS FRIDAY, March 24th! Check out every song we've released so far at the links below and get ready not only for the new album, but a brand new music video on Friday as well!

 

- "Somehow Someway" https://youtu.be/n9zw-HLO_to
- "Don't Let Up" https://youtu.be/JNNleqrWkSw
- "Comfort Me" https://youtu.be/yrmUWTESeyQ
- "Truth"
https://youtu.be/N77ubYNotTY

 

Dirkschneider continue to tour!

"Dear Fans, Friends and Partners,

 

We want to let you know that we have decided to continue with DIRKSCHNEIDER!


Originally it was our plan to go back to touring with U.D.O. in 2017. But we have received an incredible number of emails and letters from fans begging us to continue with DIRKSCHNEIDER, and as there are still so many (Accept) songs left to be sung, we have decided to bow to your demands!


During the last tours with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the audience had a lot of fun, and we as a band also had the time of our lives on stage. In fact, a whole lot of people in countries all over the world have been knocked out by these shows. Just check out all the media (especially from the US, where we have just finished a 5 week tour) and you will read the caption „tour of the year“ multiple times……


We are thrilled by the idea of continuing and we are really looking forward to seeing you all again live on tour!


Oh, we nearly forgot to tell you about possibly the most important point of all: From Oct 2017 on, Dirkschneider will tour with an almost completely NEW setlist. Of course, it will still contain only Accept hits, but this time with many different songs compared to the last tours."

 

DIRKSCHNEIDER TOURDATES:


02.12.2017 Sa D-Leipzig Haus Auensee
03.12.2017 So D-Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
05.12.2017 Di D-Hamburg Grosse Freiheit
06.12.2017 Mi D-Hannover Capitol
07.12.2017 Do D-Bremen Aladin
09.12.2017 Sa D-Osnabrück Hyde Park
10.12.2017 So D-Berlin Huxley´s Neue Welt
12.12.2017 Di D-Köln Essigfabrik
15.12.2017 Fr D-Tuttlingen Stadthalle
17.12.2017 So D-Stuttgart LKA
19.12.2017 Di CH-Pratteln Z 7
22.12.2017 Fr D-Geiselwind Eventhalle
23.12.2017 Sa D-Mannheim Maimarkthalle Club


Tickets: https://www.adticket.de/Dirkschneider.html

 

Danzig to release first album in 7 years on 12th May via AFM Records

Following on his historic reunion with the classic Misfits lineup attended by record numbers at last year’s Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago as well as the recent confirmation of a headlining set at this year's Blackest Of The Black festival… Glenn Danzig has now confirmed the title and release date of first Danzig album of all new material since 2010’s widely acclaimed "DETH RED SABAOTH":

 

"BLACK LADEN CROWN", 50 minutes of long awaited brand new Danzig music, will be released on May 12th.

 

The details of "BLACK LADEN CROWN" follow on the announcement of Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival: Two days of non-stop music and mayhem taking place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA on May 26th and 27th. Danzig will close the festivities May 27th, headlining a bill featuring more than 20 artists playing amidst a full scale takeover and transformation of the park grounds featuring literally dozens of attractions, vendors, performers, and other surprises musical and otherwise.

 

Blackest Of The Black promises to create a site-wide atmosphere like no festival before or since. A full rundown of performers and attractions will be announced shortly. Check www.BlackestFest.com for tickets, news, and further details as they are confirmed.

 

Additionally, this summer marks the 25th Anniversary of the classic "DANZIG III: HOW THE GODS KILL". Produced by Danzig himself and featuring the unforgettable cover adorned by H.R. Giger’s Meister und Margeritha (The Master and Margarita), "HOW THE GODS KILL" was the first DANZIG album to crack Billboard's Top 30 and inspired Rolling Stone to rave in its review at the time, "Rock is alarmingly short of visionaries these days; Danzig is the genuine article.”

 

Danzig will be performing a limited number of shows this summer, commemorating the occasion with live performances of numerous songs from "HOW THE GODS KILL".

 

For further information, keep an eye on http://danzig-verotik.com/danzig/news.htm

 

Frontiers Music Srl band Ammunition made it to the Gold final in the Norwegian Eurovsion Song Contest

New label signing, Ammunition made it to the Gold Final in the Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest and wound up taking second place! Check out their stellar live performance of the track "Wrecking Crew"!

 

Ammunition was founded in 2014 by the songwriting duo of Age Sten Nilsen (former WIG WAM) and the multi-talented Erik Martensson (Eclipse, WET, Nordic Union) and they are now teamed up with former TNT  and Jack In The Box bassist Victor Cito Borge, keysman Lasse Finbråten (Circus Maximus, ex-Wig Wam), skinsman Maguns Ulfstedt (Eclipse), and the exceptional guitar player Jon Pettersen! 

 

Frontiers Music Srl will release the band's self-titled album late this summer!

 

Poison Announces First Headlining Reunion Tour Dates In Over A Decade

Poison Announces First Headlining Reunion Tour Dates In Over A Decade With All Original Band Members

 

Poison, one of rock’s most high energy and iconic bands, will be performing all their greatest hits as they headline select dates for the first time in over a decade. This Spring will see all four original members, Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett & CC DeVille, join together to play these limited headline dates in the US & Canada.

These select dates will coincide with Poison’s co-headlining tour with Def Leppard and special guest Tesla throughout the Spring and Summer. The first Poison headline date will be Raleigh NC on April 28, followed by Charlotte NC on April 29. Huntington WV (May 7), Albany, NY (May 9), Rapid City SD (May 26),and Grand Forks ND (May 27) have all been added as stand-alone headline dates with several more in the works.

Although they have co-headlined in the past with Def Leppard, Motley Crue and KISS to name a few, these will be their first headline dates in select markets in over ten years. States singer Bret Michaels “I’m really looking forward to the Poison tour. It’s going to be incredible playing all the hits and putting on a hell of a high-energy rock show for the three generations of awesome fans.”

Poison who started as a street level independent band has remained one of the music industry’s top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours since first bursting onto the music scene. They have sold over 40 million records and DVDs worldwide, and have charted twelve Top 10 hits and are set to perform some of their greatest hits including “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Talk Dirty To Me,” “Unskinny Bop” and “Something To Believe In.”

poisonweb.com    bretmichaels.com

 

Frontiers Music Srl announce the release of VANDEN PLAS' forthcoming live CD/DVD

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of VANDEN PLAS' forthcoming live CD/DVD entitled “The Seraphic Live Works” on May 12, 2017!

In their long career, Vanden Plas has only released one live album, "Spirit of Live," recorded in Paris at the legendary Elysée Montmartre, in 2000. With the upcoming release of "The Seraphic Live Works," the wait for another documentation of the band's immense talents as a live act is finally over!

 

Through many tours and countless concerts, Vanden Plas has proven again and again that it is among the world's leading progressive metal bands. The quintet's glowing reputation carries across the pond to the U.S. where Vanden Plas was invited to appear at the renowned ProgPowerUSA in Atlanta in 2011.

 

 

 Regardless of a band's fame, an invitation to this prestigious event is an honor and their performance is certainly a high note in Vanden Plas' history. And it is for exactly that reason that Vanden Plas decided to captutre that unique moment.

 

"The Seraphic Live Works" shows unmistakably how extraordinary this gig at Center Stage Theater was for everyone involved. A performance exploding with energy, euphoric audience, and the venue's own special flair. The recordings will captivate every viewer and there is no question that Vanden Plas made the right decision to preserve this performance for eternity. 

 

"The Seraphic Live Works" captivates and enthralls for nine songs, beginning with straightforward opener "Postcard to God" through the atmospheric "Far Off Grace" to the brilliant closer, "Silently." In this extended live version of the song, Vanden Plas ignites a prog metal fireworks display that is unparalleled, leading the listener through more than 11 magnificent minutes to a spectacular conclusion.

 

Vanden Plas has fans all over the world, but for those who have not yet been able to experience the band, they wanted to give them the next best thing with "The Seraphic Live Works." The audio and video capture an authentic band that stands out in the prog metal genre.

 

“The Seraphic Live Works” includes:  

Tracklisting (CD & DVD):
1. Postcard To God
2. Rush Of Silence
3. Holes In The Sky
4. Far Off Grace
5. Scar Of An Angel
6. Quicksilver
7. Cold Wind
8. Frequency
9. Silently

 

VANDEN PLAS
Stephan Lill – Guitar
Andreas Lill – Drums
Günter Werno – Keyboards
Andy Kuntz – Vocals
Torsten Reichert - Bass

 

www.vandenplas.de   www.facebook.com/VandenPlasOfficial

 

QUIET RIOT To Re-Record New Album “Road Rage” With New Lead Vocalist James Durbin

Following the departure of singer Seann Nicols from Quiet Riot both Frontiers Music Srl and band leader Frankie Banali have made the joint decision to delay the release of the new Quiet Riot album, “Road Rage” until later this summer. 

Both the band and label feel that in order to truly represent Quiet Riot’s lineup, new lead singer James Durbin should be the vocalist on “Road Rage.” In order to execute that plan and promote the album accordingly, and with the full support of the label, the band will go back into the studio and record the album with Durbin on vocals to ensure that they deliver the album that Quiet Riot fans have been patiently waiting for and truly deserve. 

 

Regarding the critically important decision to re-record with new Quiet Riot vocalist James Durbin, Banali said, “After careful consideration, with the support of Frontiers and understanding the appeals from Quiet Riot fans to have our vocalist James Durbin represented on the new Quiet Riot release, we have made the decision to move forward and have James replace all the vocals on “Road Rage” with new lyrics and melodies for a summer 2017 release. Stay tuned!”

 

While the new Quiet Riot album will be slightly delayed as a result of the re-recording process, the Quiet Riot faithful can rest assured that the resulting album will be well worth the brief wait. 

 

Famously known as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became a global sensation thanks to their monstrous smash hit 1983 album, “Metal Health.” The band now continues their historic journey in 2017 with founding member of the 1983 Metal Health era of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of QUIET RIOT since 1982) and guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been handling his duties since 2004).

 

Frankie Banali's history with QUIET RIOT spans over 34 years and he has the distinction of being the only member of QUIET RIOT to have recorded on every single QUIET RIOT release from 1983’s METAL HEALTH through 2017’s “Road Rage”. After nearly ten years since the loss of his friend and co-founding member and bandmate Kevin DuBrow, and with careful consideration, soul searching and with the blessings and support of Kevin DuBrow's family, Frankie has moved forward with the band.

 

QUIET RIOT
Frankie Banali - drums
Alex Grossi - guitars
Chuck Wright – bass guitar
James Durbin - vocals

 

QUIET RIOT Live:
March 18, 2017 -w- The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
March 24, 2017 -w- The Music Vault, Hardeeville, SC
March 25, 2017 -w- John F. Savage Arena, Toledo, OH
March 30, 2017 -w- The Machine Shop, Sault Ste. Marie, ON 

 

April 7, 2017 -w- Bowery Live, West Palm Beach, FL
April 23, 2017 -w- The Rainbow Bar & Grill, West Hollywood, CA
April 28, 2017 -w-AVI Main Ballroom, Laughlin, NV

 

June 2, 2017 -w- City of Lincolnton, Lincolton, NC
June 11, 2017 -w- Motorcity Harley Davidson Festival, Farmington Hills, MI
June 23, 2017 -w- Phase 2, Lynchburg, VA
June 24, 2017 -w- 15th Annual Funstatic Festival, Big Spring, TX

 

July 1, 2017 -w- Sundown Salute, Junction City, KS
July 15, 2017 -w- The Horny Toad, Lake Ozark, MO

 

August 11, 2017 -w- The Texan Theater, Greenville, TX
August 12, 2017 -w- Maude Cobb Event Center, Longview, TX
August 18, 2017 -w- Chase Co. Fairgrounds, Imperial, NE
August 26, 2017 -w- Cruisers Stateline, Port Falls, ID

 

October 28, 2017 -w- Rock The Park Festival @ Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, TX
October 29, 2017 -w- The Avanti's Dome, Pekin, IL

 

For More Info Visit:  www.quietriot.band   www.facebook.com/quietriot

PHOTO CREDIT: JOE TAMEL

 

New Signing: QFT – Linnéa Vikström’s Solo Project

Swedish vocalist Linnéa Vikström, better known as one of the rock singers in Therion, has today signed a worldwide deal with Despotz Records.

 

“I’m really excited to be working together with Despotz and with their help I’ll be sure to present some fantastic music to the world! Just the fact that Despotz is willing to release an album recorded completely live shows how willing they are to break new grounds and think outside of the box. Be ready to venture out deep into the universe as we launch this spacecraft of music!”  / Linnéa Vikström

 

Linnéa will work with her solo project under the secret name QFT. The upcoming debut album will be released November 2017, but we’ll get to hear the first single in just a few months when she’ll release the first single from the upcoming album in May.

 

“Imagine if Black Sabbath and Pagan’s Mind would give birth to a starchild, thus QFT is born. This is the mastermind of Linnéa Vikström. The space journey has just begun.”  / Ömer Akay, Despotz Records

 

Find more about Linnéa Vikström here: https://www.facebook.com/linneavikstromfanpage/

 

HOUSE OF LORDS to release 'Saint of the Lost Souls'  24th March 2017

“Saint Of The Lost Souls” is House Of Lords’ tenth studio album, following up the highly successful “Indestructible”. House Of Lords continues to get even stronger with each release. Recorded and produced by the band’s singer and mastermind James Christian, this collection of songs has an incredible flow of up-tempo and mid-tempo rockers mixed with power ballads, which lean a bit more toward keyboards this time around, but without compromising the band's trademark sound which is based around Jimi Bell’s guitar.



“Saint Of The Lost Souls” is already one of the year’s most anticipated melodic rock releases and will not disappoint fans of the band or genre. James Christian's well crafted and smooth vocals bring the band's craft to new heights. Guitarist Jimi Bell is on fire and the melodic riffs throughout the album will leave you breathless. A new addition on bass is Chris Tristram, who is no stranger to the rock community. His solid performance adds another dimension to the sound and BJ Zampa brings a solid and powerful rhythm foundation to House of Lords.



House of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of their self-titled album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best arena rock releases of the 80’s. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex-Angel and Giuffria keyboardist, Gregg Giuffria, along with luminaries Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), were reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake, Deep Purple and Van Halen and immediately brought the band to the attention of the music media and fans.



With their sophomore release, “Sahara”, House of Lords had considerable radio and video chart success with their cover of Blind Faith’s “Can't Find My Way Home”. After a tour with Nelson in 1991, the group disbanded, eventually coming back together with a new lineup (featuring original members Giuffria and Christian) in 1992 with "Demon's Down". With the change in musical climate at the time, House of Lords went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing the controversial “Power and the Myth”, an album which featured a sound leaning more towards progressive hard rock with 70’s rock influences. After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark arena rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding member Gregg Giuffria, who opted out right before the release of “Power and the Myth”. New members Jimi Bell on guitars and B.J. Zampa on drums supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album, “World Upside Down”, a record which caused a real stir in the hard rock and melodic rock scenes. That album was followed up by the equally impressive “Come to My Kingdom” in 2008, "Cartesian Dreams" in 2009, "Big Money" in 2011, and “Precious Metal” in 2014.



The band has toured relentlessly in Europe and the States in support of their releases and have now become a true staple of the hard rock scene on both continents. House Of Lords stands for superb hooks and majestic atmospheres that bring back the memories of their stellar debut album, monumental guitar riffs and a production to die for. All these ingredients you will find on “Saint Of The Lost Souls” which shines from the first second to the last!



Look out for House of Lords on tour in the spring of 2017.



House of Lords
James Christian – Lead Vocals
Jimi Bell – Guitars
Chris Tristram – B
ass
BJ Zampa - Drums 

 

Frontiers Music s.r.l. - Release: 24 March 2017

Skarlett Riot Signs a Worldwide Deal with Despotz Records

SKARLETT RIOT have taken the scene by storm with their powerful, riff-led songs blending melody and grit with a muscular backbone. Add to that an ear for infectious hooks, a singer blessed with a huge voice, and you have a band that not only has bags of attitude but the songs to back them up! Now these British rockers signs a worldwide record deal with Swedish Despotz Records.

 

“We’re so excited to announce our signing to Despotz Records! We have been and still are working hard behind the scenes so it feels great to be able to share this news with you all!  We’ve got an amazing team of people working with us now and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Skarlett Riot. We’d also like to thank all of our fans for their loyal support and patience. More news coming soon! Here’s to us!” / Skarlett Riot

 

Having wowed audiences at Download Festival, earning a 4KKKK live review from KERRANG!, Leeds and Reading Festival, Metal Female Voices Festival, Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Camden Rocks, Steelhouse, Takedown, Giants Of Rock, S.O.S and a host of other festivals, SKARLETT RIOT have also shared stages with the likes of Funeral For A Friend, Deaf Havana, The Darkness, Wednesday 13, Heaven’s Basement, Kamelot, Gus G, Devilskin, Hammerfall, Glamour Of The Kill, Leaves’ Eyes, plus many more.

 

“After 10 years of running Swedish Despotz Records, I had given up finding artists in the UK. But by pure luck we discovered Great Britain’s best kept secret that will take the world by storm. We are so proud that Skarlett Riot choose us to manage their worldwide musical journey.” / Ömer Akay, Despotz Records

 


The first single “Feel” will be released to the world April 21st, followed up by an album in the fall.

 

Lineup:
Skarlett – Lead Vocals/Guitars
Danny – Guitars/Backing Vocals
Martin Shepherd – Bass/Backing Vocals
Luke – Drums

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/skarlettriotuk   https://www.despotz.se

 

Liv Sin announces details for solo album 'Follow Me'

After a successful thirteen-year career, Sister Sin called it a day in 2015. Undeterred, front woman and musical force of nature Liv Sin formed a new band and began work on her debut solo album. ‘Follow Me’ is the stunning result!

Liv comments; ‘For me, it has never been an option to stop singing. I live for the stage and for my fans. I still miss SISTER SIN, but I am very excited to work on my own project, and I can promise it will not be some soft pop rock. This is going to be metal deluxe, because that’s who I am!’

 

Co-produced by long time ACCEPT and U.D.O. member Stefan Kaufmann and U.D.O. bassist Fitty Wienhold. ‘Follow Me’ captures Liv at the peak of her abilities, focused and powerful.
‘Follow Me’ will be released via Despotz Records, April 28th 2017.

On the collaboration with Stefan, Liv states: ‘I’m truly excited to work with Stefan! He is an incredible musician and a long time metal hero. I think he brings that extra bit to my music with his lifelong experience from both ACCEPT and U.D.O.’ Kaufmann adds; ’When Liv called me and asked to produce her new project together with Fitty, of course I said yes! Liv has talent, and I am sure it will be a blast.’

 

Check out the new single from the album ‘Killing Ourselves to Live’ (featuring a guest appearance from Destruction main man Schmeir!) and the first release, ‘Let Me Out’.

 

About Liv Sin:

From the gutters of southern Sweden, Liv Jagrell emerged as a major force as lead singer for hard rock band SISTER SIN. Throughout their thirteen-year career, SISTER SIN sold thousands of records and toured the world on high-profile tours, supporting the likes of SLAYER and KING DIAMOND and as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as well as the Revolver magazine “Hottest Chicks In Metal” tour. SISTER SIN toured relentlessly for over a decade across Europe and North America garnering an intensely loyal following of rockers that craved the band’s aggressive and melodic brand of hard rock. When SISTER SIN called it quits at the end of 2015, Liv knew that she had much more to offer the world and her fans. From this, LIV SIN was born. The new music shows the power and attitude that Liv is known for.

 

Tracklist:

1. The Fall

2. Hypocrite

3. Let Me Out

4. Black Souls

5. Godless Utopia

6. Endless Roads

7. Killing Ourselves to Live (featuring Schmeir from Destruction)

8. I’m Your Sin

9. Emperor of Chaos

10. Immortal Sin

11. The Beast Inside

 

Lineup: Liv Jagrell - Vocals, Patrick Ankemark - Lead Guitar, Per Bjelovuk - Drums, Tommie Winther - Bass, Chris Bertzell - Guitar


http://liv-sin.com   https://www.facebook.com/livsinmusic

 

Ensiferum to release new album in September 2017

Ensiferum recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, where the band recorded a few demo songs for their upcoming seventh full-length, set to be released September 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The quintet will soon return to the Astia studio to begin recording this new album, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.).

 

Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: "Hi Folks! So, as some of you might have already noticed from our social media channels, we are getting ready to go record the next Ensiferum album pretty soon. Just a few weeks ago, we recorded demo versions with Anssi Kippo, who also recorded and produced 'One Man Army'. The demo session went smoothly, and working with Anssi is always such a pleasure because he is so full of creative ideas and positive attitude. The goal for the new album will be to capture Ensiferum's live energy on the songs, and we also plan to use analog recording as much as possible to guarantee the best possible sound.


The song material will include familiar elements, but like we always love to do, we will also take Ensiferum's mighty warship to unexplored seas of musical madness. More info later."

 

Before the album's release, European fans will be able to catch Ensiferum at various festivals this summer. See below for all dates, with more shows to be announced soon!

 

Ensiferum tour dates:
Mar. 31 - Full Metal Mountain - Troepolach, Austria
Apr. 1 - Rock In Hell - Colmar, France
Apr. 7 - Metal Franconia Festival - Dettelbach, Germany
Apr. 8 - Durbuy Rock Festival - Durbuy, Belgium
June 3 - Metal Open Air Plzen - Plzen, Czech Republic
June 30 - Rockfest Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
July 1 - Hoernerfest - Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany
July 13 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen - Vlyn, Germany

 

Ensiferum has been flying the flag of epic, folk-infused death metal high and proud for two decades. Commended for being "their most polished album to-date," by Metal Hammer, "one of folk metal's finest acts" by Loudwire.com and "warlike and fiery" by MetalSucks.net, their latest album, One Man Army (2015), can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/ensiferum

 

Trial (swe) to release new album 'Motherless' this April

On April 7th, Swedish heavy metallers Trial (swe) will release their new album, Motherless, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Trial (swe) comments: "'Motherless' is a multifaceted album, a creation of many different elements, yet coherently crafted to perfectly represent the entity that is Trial (swe). The first single that we've chosen from the album is 'Cold Comes The Night'. A ferocious, fast-paced track which displays the aggressive and more straight-forward side of the album."

 

To hear "Cold Comes The Night", please visit: www.metalblade.com/trial/ - where Motherless (featuring artwork by Costin Chioreanu!) can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


--Digipak CD
--180g black vinyl
--dark slate gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--steel blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
--gray/beige-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies - USA exclusive)
*digital options are also available!

 

In 2010, Trial (swe) wrote and recorded The Primordial Temple, which became a stepping stone from where the band was to where they wanted to be. After earning acclaimed reviews for Malicious Arts (EP, 2010) and Vessel (album, 2015), Trial (swe)'s popularity continued to grow, and it wasn't long before Metal Blade Records signed the band. With plans to re-invent themselves once again, Motherless promises to be another step forward in their career.

 

Motherless track-listing:


1. Motherless
2. In Empyrean Labour
3. Cold Comes The Night
4. Juxtaposed
5. Aligerous Architect
6. Birth
7. Embodiment
8. Rebirth

 

Trial (swe) line-up: Linus Johansson - Vocals, Alexander Ellstrom - Guitars, Andreas Johnsson - Guitars, Andreas Olsson - Bass, Martin Svensson - Drums

https://www.facebook.com/TrialHeavyMetal  https://www.instagram.com/trialheavymetal/

 

Wind Rose sign to Inner Wound Recordings

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the folk/power metal band WIND ROSE to the label. Their new album "Stonehymn" is scheduled to be released later this spring and more details will be revealed later this month.

 

Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and with two successful albums under their belt, WIND ROSE are ready to take things to the next level with the release of their third album "Stonehymn", an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.

 

Wind Rose line-up: Francesco Cavalieri - Vocals, Claudio Falconcini - Guitars, Federico Meranda - Keyboards, Daniele Visconti - Drums, Cristiano Bertocchi - Bass

 

Wind Rose online: http://www.windroseofficial.com   http://www.facebook.com/windroseofficial

 

Inner Wound Recordings online: http://www.innerwound.com   http://www.facebook.com/innerwoundrecordings

 

The Dead Daisies to release 'Live and Louder' via SPV / Spitfire Music

‘Live And Louder’, The Dead Daisies’ highly-anticipated live outing, set for release on May 19th on Spitfire Music / SPV, perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their supreme, sweat drenched, roof-raising live sets, recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016. 

 

From the moment they dropped their first single ‘Long Way To Go’ ahead of their European Festival Summer in June, the hits just kept on coming. The 2nd single ‘Join Together’ ramped up the release of the third studio album ‘Make Some Noise’. The band were well underway touring the USA with KISS, a tour that finished with a sold-out headline show at LA’s prestigious Whisky A Go-Go.

 

The next single ‘Song And A Prayer’, was released with an accompanying short-film, refocused attention and rang in the final, massive touring phase of the year which saw the band go to Japan for the first time, where they immediately became media and fan darlings and went down a storm at the world-famous Loud Park festival. A string of dates in Korea for the USO and, as the year’s grand finale, a massive UK & European Co-Headline Tour that played 30+ shows to sold-out venues.

 

The ‘Daisies’ as they are affectionately referred to by their fans, quickly became people’s favourite live band with their relentless energy, stellar musicianship and unabashed joy in bringing the rock back into roll. The big question at signing sessions after each show and on the band’s social media channels continued to be: “When will there be a live album?”. People simply could not get enough of them live.

 

Not to turn down a good opportunity, the band recorded a number of shows on the UK & European Tour and, with the team that already made ‘Make Some Noise’ blow speakers worldwide. The album was mixed by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Bad Company, Metallica, Santana) at Focxhole Studios and mastered by Howie Weinberg. They assembled a true monster in the vein of the great Live Albums of the 70s. You can feel the sweat drip from the ceilings, the energy of the crowd becoming one with the band, screaming, hollering and forgetting about the often mundane reality for a night of true Rock’n’Roll. Warts ’n all, ‘LIVE & LOUDER’ is a document of a band in their prime, a raw slice of visceral energy, an in-your-face assault on the senses. Simply: THE DEAD DAISIES in their element and at their best!

 

Lead singer John Corabi adds: “We’re extremely excited and proud of our new album ‘LIVE & LOUDER’!!! A lot of the fans have been writing to us and saying how much they LOVED our records but were even more blown away by the band live!!! So this documents our last U.K./European tour, and also shows the world how truly loud and supportive The Dead Daisies fans are!!!! Thank you and Turn It Up!!!!”

 

‘LIVE & LOUDER’ will be released in a number of different, exciting formats. Again, the band listened to what the fans wanted and added a spectacular vinyl as well as a limited-edition box set that features, among other cool trinkets, an exclusive 7” vinyl single recorded at The Zoo at Planet Rock Radio’s highly coveted London fan-only gig in November 2016.

 

Finnish cinemascopic metal band Crimfall sign worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish cinemascopic metallers Crimfall to its ranks!

Crimfall comments: "We are beyond excited for this opportunity to work with the legendary Metal Blade. It makes all these years we wrestled with the third album worthwhile as we can finally share the fruits of our labor through the most dedicated and respected label. Crimfall never does anything half-assed so be sure we go all in with this album as we see this as a massive opportunity to raise the stakes to the sky-high level."

 

Crimfall took its shape in 2007 from the mind of Jakke Viitala. He gathered talented musicians to drive forth his lifelong vision of music that would respect no boundaries. Crimfall has released two albums since then, 2009's As The Path Unfolds... and 2011's The Writ Of Sword. Wearing many a mask, Crimfall's movie metal eludes easy descriptions. The influence of ancient grim-frost North and its traditional roots meet echoes of black metal, but it is all iced with massive orchestration and epic movie soundtrack atmosphere. The melodies convey atmospheres of majesty, adventure and times long forgotten, as the interplay of Mikko's demonic screams and Helena's heavenly vocals bring forth the raw, natural feelings and underline the cycle of seasons and the contrast of ascending lights and falling shadows.

 

With their third album, Amain, Crimfall has combined the best of the first two albums with new elements. Set to be released in summer 2017, a first teaser for Amain can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1CCBkqWCX0

 

Crimfall line-up: Mikko Hakkinen - Vocals, Helena Haaparanta - Vocals, Jakke Viitala - Guitars, Miska Sipilainen - Bass, Janne Jukarainen – Drums

 

Crimfall online: http://www.crimfall.com/site/    https://www.facebook.com/crimfall/
https://www.youtube.com/user/CrimfallOfficial

 

Mike & The Mechanics to release ' Let Me Fly' in April 2017

New York, NY (February 28, 2017) – Mike Rutherford has much to smile about right now, and his upcoming album Let Me Fly distills everything that’s right about Mike + The Mechanics: the songwriting, the life-affirming uplift and the undercurrent of quirk. The album is out April 4 via BMG. 

 

Let Me Fly overflows with the sense of joy that has defined the band’s entire existence and, as ever, there’s a host of characters, not all of them upstanding citizens, such as the hapless philanderer of "Don’t Know What Came Over Me," the first single to be taken from the album - now available for download and streaming.

 

Explains chief Mechanic, Mike Rutherford: “Here’s this guy who’s happily married, loves his lady and everything’s wonderful. Then, one night, he goes AWOL and loses everything by having a one night-stand. It was a moment of madness and he’s beyond remorseful. Was he forgiven? The song just leaves him hanging. And no, it’s not autobiographical!”

 

 

2017 sees Mike + The Mechanics toast 32 years in business, and alongside their eighth album and major UK tour, they will be special guests this summer at Phil Collins’ massive June Hyde Park gig as part of the British Summer Time Festival. 

 

 

Let Me Fly began to take off as the band toured 2011’s The Road, the first album featuring the current line-up: Rutherford himself (guitar/bass), Luke Juby (keyboards), Gary Wallis (drums), Anthony Drennan (guitar), plus vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.

 

“The Mechanics hadn’t played live much, so we started to do what I’d done 40 years ago and build a name.  We did Euro festivals, UK tours and small places and, yes, I really did wonder at my age if it was OK to be at Portsmouth Guildhall, but we got to be a great live band. The chemistry works because we’re all very different people, who’re fun and quirky - if there were any personality problems I couldn’t deal with that, I really couldn’t. We needed new songs though.”

 

Mike’s friend Brian Rawling, producer of David Bowie, Tina Turner, Cher’s "Believe" and the Mike + The Mechanics’ hit "Now That You’ve Gone" played the role of Let Me Fly’s sounding board. Rawling introduced Mike to former Johnny Hates Jazz singer Clark Datchler and, in December 2015 a new songwriting partnership was born.

 

“We sat down together and from day one it worked. Clark’s a proper writer and he brought something new. I’d send him lines and he’d bring them to life. We never had a slow day.”

 

Along the way, Mike also collaborated with old friend Fraser T. Smith (Kano, Kaiser Chiefs, Adele, Sam Smith) and Ed Drewett (One Direction, Professor Green), while both Mechanics singers collaborated too. Big studios were out. Instead, Mike and one of the singers would make a demo which would be passed around for the others to embellish and layer by layer, the songs evolved into something special. “You don’t go into studios any more: doing it this way feels like you’re working on the good bits all the time, but the songs really have to deliver.”

 

The results pleased even the chief Mechanic himself. “The Road didn’t move anyone’s world as we made it just after we’d met. We’ve learned to play together now. For me, it’s about proving I can write a good song, but the older you get, the less you let yourself off with ’it’s not bad’, the less you pretend and the tougher you are on yourself. The hardest part of the whole process is staying relevant, but anyone who says success doesn’t matter is a liar: what you really want is people to like it. Then you feel it’s all been worth it. It’s as simple as that. Oh and my wife loves it, more than she’s loved an album of mine for a while! Trust me, that’s a really good sign.”

 

Tour Dates


02/27 Victoria Hall, Hanley

02/28 G Live, Guildford

03/01 Colston Hall, Bristol

03/03 Pavilions, Plymouth

03/04 St David’s Hall, Cardiff

03/05 New Theatre, Oxford

03/07 Hexagon, Reading

03/08 Corn Exchange, Cambridge

03/09 Regent Theatre, Ipswich

03/11 Cliffs Pavillion, Southend

03/13 Dome, Brighton

03/15 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

03/17 Concert Hall, Perth

03/18 His Majesty’s , Aberdeen

03/19 Festival Hall, Edinburgh

03/21 Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

03/22 City Hall, Sheffield

03/24 Pavilion, Bournemouth

03/25 Guildhall, Portsmouth

03/26 Royal Albert Hall, London

03/28 City Hall, Salisbury

 

Official Tracklist


01. Let Me Fly
02. Are You Ready
03. Wonder
04. The Best Is Yet To Come
05. Save The World
06. High Life
07. Don’t Know What Came Over Me
08. The Letter
09. Not Out Of Love
10. Love Left Over
11. I’ll Be There For You
12. Save My Soul

 

Broadway Records releases 'Hero' from Tyce - 9 songs + 7 Bonus tracks, words and music by Jim Steinman

New York -- Every so often a new artist comes along with a debut album that not only raises eyebrows, but curiosity in that the songs are so perfectly matched with the talent. In Tyce’s case, with the release of his debut Broadway Records album, HERO (March 10), his voice is perfectly in sync with the celebratory music and lyrics of noted-Meat Loaf-collaborator Jim Steinman. 

[The album is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and, at Amazon.com]

 

No ordinary talent would ever dare to record such treasured songs as “Holding Out For A Hero,” “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” “I’m Gonna’ Love Her For Both Of Us,” and “Braver Than We Are,” without the imprimatur of wordsmith Steinman, who was catapulted to international fame and renown with the debut album from Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell.

Tyce is the first male vocalist to have recorded with Steinman since Meat Loaf. Adds Tyce, “I also fit Jim’s original vision of a young blond, honorable, noble-boy that he first had in mind when he wrote Bat Out Of Hell.”  

Steinman is currently prepping the musical Bat Out Of Hell which opens June 5 in the U. K.

 

Bravely produced and boldly re-imagined by Zak Lloyd (with Tony Heyes as executive producer and Nicky James as producer), with Steinman’s blessing, the album features nine Steinman-tracks; plus seven bonus tracks. Don’t be fooled, these tunes perfectly balance Steinman’s original vigor with a twist of modern.

 

Van Dean, President of Broadway Records, says of the album: “I first heard Tyce sing Steinman in a concert in New York and knew immediately that he was a rare talent who could pull off these extraordinarily difficult to sing songs and make them his own. It’s no surprise that Steinman trusted Tyce with his material and we are excited to unveil Tyce’s debut album to the world.”

 

Tyce, who has long been key player in the Broadway community and recently appeared at last year’s Rockers On Broadway event (performing Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” to a rapturous reception) services Steinman’s work with a bold, fresh take and a passion that immediately demands an audience.

Tyce first met Jim Steinman after honoring him at a special concert in New York City. A surprise performance followed, with Tyce receiving a standing ovation after singing “Bat Out of Hell” in its 9-minute 51-second entirety in the original key: the first time the song was ever officially performed live since the Meat Loaf rendition. From there, it was kismet and a new interpreter of Steinman was born and reborn, for Jim. 

Steinman called Tyce’s performance “Brilliantly virtuosic!!” and terms Tyce’s performance on the album: “It was like you wrestled with a fire-breathing dragon and came out on top!!!”

 

HERO’s cover art is by noted graphic-fantasy artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell – who did Meatloaf’s latest release Braver Than We Are.

 

Hero will be celebrated with an event at NYC’s Cutting Room on Thursday, March 9, the day before its official release.

 

“Rock and Roll Dreams DO Come Through”

 

 tyceofficial.com / @tyce

 

Pyramaze set to release new album 'Contingent' on Inner Wound Recordings

The melodic metal band PYRAMAZE will release their new album "Contingent" on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

 

With their milestone fifth album "Contingent," Pyramaze have grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, "Contingent" is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies there in. Produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey].

 

"Divided by oceans, bound together by brotherhood, we must become that which divides us.... we are PYRAMAZE, and we are the Ocean!"

 

Pyramaze line-up: Jonah W. - keys, Jacob Hansen - Guitars, Morten Gade - Drums, Toke S. - Guitars

"Contingent" track listing

01. Land Of Information

02. Kingdom Of Solace

03. Star Men

04. A World Divided

05. Nemesis

06. Contingent - Part I: The Campaign

07. 20 Second Century

08. Obsession

09. Heir Apparent

10. Contingent - Part II: The Hammer of Remnant

11. Under Restraint

12. The Tides That Won't Change

13. Symphony of Tears

 

Pyramaze online: http://www.facebook.com/pyramaze    http://www.pyramaze.com

 

Vain return with new studio album 'Rolling with the Punches'

VAIN return with their new studio album, Rolling With The Punches, a follow up to the 2011 critically acclaimed Enough Rope.  Rolling With The Punches, which was launched via a Pledge Music campaign, will officially be released worldwide on Friday, 17th March 2017. Get ready for ripping guitars, haunting vocals and phenomenal songs!

 

The track listing for “Rolling With The Punches” will run as follows:

 

CD version

01 - Rolling With The Punches

02 - Deliver The Passion

03 - Long Gone

04 - Dark City

05 - Bury Some Pain

06 - It’s a Long Goodbye

07 - Inside Out

08 - Don’t Let It Happen To You

09 - Sacrifice

10 - Show Your Love

 

Vinyl version (available on 14. April 2017)

01 - Rolling With The Punches

02 - Deliver The Passion

03 - Long Gone

04 - Dark City

05 - Bury Some Pain

06 - It’s a Long Goodbye

07 - Inside Out

08 - Don’t Let It Happen To You

09 - Sacrifice

10 - Show Your Love

11 - Sip The Wine (bonus track)

 

Order the CD and Vinyl here:

https://musicbuymail.com/en/shop/cd/vain-rolling-with-the-punches-cd

https://musicbuymail.com/en/shop/cd/vain-rolling-with-the-punches-lp

 

All pre-orders receive a free VAIN A2 poster!

 

VAIN also have the upcoming tour dates confirmed:

 

March 10 - MS Connexion Complex - Mannheim, Germany

March 11 - Paunchy Cats - Lichtenfels, Germany (with AUTOGRAPH)

July 14 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, Germany

August 26 - Hair Metal Heaven Festival - Hull, UK

September 2 - Hard Rock Hell Festival - Sheffield, UK

 

More shows to be announced soon…

 

Make sure to also follow Vain on Facebook here as the band will be announcing plans for the release of their albums No Respect, Move On It, Fade, In From Out Of Nowhere, On The Line, All Those Strangers and Enough Rope on vinyl.

 

Rhino Bucket return to bring us new studio album 'The Last Real Rock n' Roll'

Rhino Bucket joins forces with producer Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) to deliver "The Last Real Rock n' Roll," a blistering collection of hard-hitting, blue collar anthems!

 

Original members Georg Dolivo and Reeve Downes are joined by Brian "Damage" Forsythe (Kix) and ace drummer Dave DuCey on the Bucket's seventh studio album. Georg - "Eddie came in and reminded us to be the band we were... bad ass. He matched us note for note with his ferocious talent and insight!"

 LISTEN - "Hello Citizens" - http://acetate.com/bands/rhino-bucket/

 

BUY - http://acetate.com/product/rhino-bucket-rock-roll/

 

In stores April 21 - pre-sales ship mid-April!

 

SEE RHINO BUCKET ON TOUR IN APRIL AND AT THE FAMED M3 FESTIVAL IN COLUMBIA, MD - APRIL 29!

Axel Rudi Pell brings forth 'The Ballads V' on SPV Records

In January 2016, just after its release, his most recent studio album 'Games of Sins' entered the charts in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic and for the first time in the UK. Now Bochum-based guitar wizard AXEL RUDI PELL has announced the arrival of his next offering: 'The Ballads V' is set to hit record stores and digital platforms on 21st April 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV. In true PELL tradition, part five of his successful ballad compilation series features a smooth balance between the past six years and some brand-new songs.

 

For the first time ever in his almost thirty-year career as a solo artist, AXEL RUDI PELL welcomes a special guest star on one of his albums: rock legend BONNIE TYLER has recorded a stunning duet with ARP's longtime singer Johnny Gioeli. AXEL RUDI PELL is justly proud of his new single 'Love's Holding On' (street date: 31st March 2017), saying: 'BONNIE  TYLER only records songs she personally likes. So I wrote this tune just for her and she really loved it. She came to the studio and we recorded it within a couple of hours. The result is amazing – another soon-to-be PELL classic in the making. If I haadn't been a fan already, I would have turned into one instantly.'

 

Apart from another brand-new track called 'On The Edge Of Our Time', PELL has again risen to new challenges with his rocking version of the Ed Sheeran hit 'I See Fire' (known from the motion picture blockbuster 'The Hobbit'), which is an interesting take on one the best ballads in recent years. It shows that even hard rockers like PELL can have a sensitive side, and quite successfully at that.

 

The other seven tracks on 'The Ballads V' (among them a new take on Neil Young's 'Hey Hey My My', a live version of the Deep Purple classic 'Mistreated' and a previously unreleased live recording of his own fine ballad 'The Line'), present AXEL RUDI PELL at his best.    

   

PELL has established himself as an outstanding rock star, having sold up to 1.5 million records worldwide. Since leaving the influential German metal outfit Steeler in 1989, he's been out there on his own, recording and touring with some of the finest vocalists from the world of rock music: Charlie Huhn (Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, Victory, Humble Pie, Foghat), Rob Rock (Impelliteri, Driver, Joshua, Avantasia), Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Soul Sirkus, Talisman, Journey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and last but not least the mighty Johnny Gioeli, who has been working with Axel since 1997 (having been in Hardline before that, a project started by Journey guitar legend Neal Schon in 1991).

 

"The Ballads V" will be released on April 21st 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipack (incl. poster), double gatefold purple vinyl, limited boxset (incl. CD digipack, powerbank, CD slim case single, sticker, photocard - Europe only), download and stream.

 

Tracklisting:

1) Love's Holding On 5:06 (new song feat. Bonnie Tyler)

2) I See Fire 6:02 (new cover version, Ed Sheeran song)

3) On The Edge Of Our Time 7:42 (new song)

4) Hey Hey My My 5:02

5) Lived Our Lives Before 6:31

6) When Truth Hurts 6:46

7) Forever Free 8:27

8) Lost In Love 6:05

9) The Line (live) 7:31 (previously unreleased)

10) Mistreated (live) 14:12

 

Live 2017:

14.06.D-Augsburg - Spectrum

15.06.D-St. Goarshausen - RockFels Festival

16.06.CH-Pratteln - Z7

17.06.B-Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting

 

Tour Agency: www.continental-concerts.de

www.axel-rudi-pell.de   www.de-de.facebook.com/axelrudipellofficial   www.spv.de     www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

 

Italian metallers Arthemis unveal artwork for new album

The new album due to hit the streets on 7 April 2017 and is simply entitled 'Blood - Fury - Domination.  You can pre-order your copy now from - http://hyperurl.co/eoyq41 .

 

Kasperi leaves U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER

Kasperi Heikkinen is leaving U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER for personal reason. There is no bad blood or drama in this departure! The band and especially Udo wanna thank Kasperi for his great support and many fantastic shows on this planet. All the best Kasperi!!!!!!!!!

 

Kasperi's statement: I want to thank everyone, especially the fans, for these great four years I was in the band. I also wish all the best for the band with their future endeavors. From now on I will focus on my other music projects and some different outlets of creativity. You will surely hear from me again when the time is right. Stay metal and tsönk all the way!"

 

Thank you everybody!!!!!!

Dracula returns to pay a second visit via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce that the production of a follow up album to the successful DRACULA “Swing of Death” release has started under the direction of the main songwriter and guitar player, Trond Holter.

 

While the original plan was to leave “Swing of Death” as a unique, one-off musical extravaganza, the success that the rock opera had after being staged in front of audiences in Norwegian theaters convinced Trond that a follow up was possible. Not to mention, he was also sitting on plenty of material that did not find a home on the debut album.

 

The new album will feature the full live line-up, including:

Trond Holter: guitars

Nils K. Rue: on lead vocals

Jeanette Heidenstrøm: vocals

Bernt Jansen: bass

Per Morten Bergseth: drums

Erling Henanger: keyboards

 

Trond says: “I am really looking forward to recording a new Dracula album! We have already started playing live shows and the new lineup is working really well. Nils K. Rue from Pagans Mind brings solid quality as do the rest of the guys. I will continue writing in the same spirit as when I wrote the first "Dracula" album. A lot of new exciting songs are taking shape these days and I can't wait to dig into it.”

 

Trond plans to write and record this spring until the end of summer for a release tentatively scheduled for early 2018.

 

Hard rockin' Punky Meadows announces West and East coast tour dates

One of the most striking hard rock bands of the 1970's was undoubtedly ANGEL - who sported costumes and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by KISS (their then-label mates on Casablanca Records). Despite ANGEL splitting in 1981, the group's popularity and influence remain high - resulting in the return last year of their larger-then-life guitarist, Punky Meadows, with his first-ever solo release, 'FALLEN ANGEL,' and a striking video clip for the rocking track, 'Straight Shooter': https://youtu.be/pZVp6Y_k2CU

 

'I'm very proud of this song and album,' says Punky. 'Every song kicks ass and is a winner. Danny Farrow and I have a great song writing chemistry so it's hard to to pick a favorite song because they're all good. 'Straight Shooter' was our first single and video. This band is killer with all talented players and a killer singer.'

 

And in March and April, Punky will be performing in the US. From March 8th-10th, dates have been announced for Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles, followed by Poughkeepsie on April 21st and NYC on April 29th. Joining the guitarist on stage will be a band comprised of Chandler Mogel - lead vocals, Danny Farrow - rhythm guitar, vocals, Charlie Calv - keyboards, and Bob Pantella - drums, while it will be decided closer to the dates if bass will be supplied by Felix Robinson (due to recent surgery). 

 

ANGEL was a headline act in the US, and was featured performing live in the 1980 cult classic film, 'FOXES' (starring a then-teenage Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio), they were also one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970's in Japan. The group released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, Punky had been considered to join such well-known artists such as KISS, AEROSMITH, and the NEW YORK DOLLS. 

 

Upon the band's disbanding, Punky occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know they missed him and wanted to hear new music. With renewed passion for recording music, and inspiration from close friend and fellow musician, Danny Farrow Anniello, they crafted 15 new songs together for 'FALLEN ANGEL,' which charted on Billboard at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart and #32 on the Independent Album Chart.

 

Also available is a special autographed edition of PUNKY MEADOW'S 'Fallen Angel' that includes a PUNKY MEADOWS GUITAR PICK, and two bonus tracks (one featuring original ANGEL vocalist FRANK DIMINO), exclusively on the www.mainmanrecords.com website. Otherwise, the regular 15 song edition is available everywhere else, including iTunes, Amazon, and all other music outlets.

 

Also available are a limited amount of meet and greets for each show. The meet and greet includes a personal photo with Punky and the band (with personal cell or camera) up to 3 autographed Punky or Angel items, and a free 8x10 to have autographed as well. Here are the links to the meet and greets (all but the BB KING meet and greet, which is on their website at checkout): punkymeadows.weebly.com/tour-dates.html

 

And soon, fans will get an opportunity to experience Punky and his band live on stage. 'Can't wait to get on the road and play for all the fans again. We're coming to a town near you and we're going to tear the place up!! It's going to be one bad ass party, so don't miss it and let's rock!!

 

TOUR DATES:

 

March 8th -  Backstage Bar and Billiards (Las Vegas)

March 9th -  Brick By Brick (San Diego)

March 10th -  Whisky (Los Angeles) 

April 21st -  The Chance (Poughkeepsie) 

April 29th -  BB Kings (New York City)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.punkymeadowsofficial.com   www.facebook.com/punkymeadowsofficial/   www.facebook.com/groups/punkymeadowsofficial/   www.twitter.com/punkymeadows001

 

Labyrinth return with new studio album on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is particularly pleased to announce that after a seven year hiatus, Labyrinth, the legendary Italian Metal band, will return with a brand new studio album, “Architecture of a God” on April 21.

 

In the spring of 2016, the band’s founding members, Andrea Cantarelli and Olaf Thorsen received a call from Frontiers asking them to discuss with vocalist Roberto Tiranti the possibilities of a reunion with a return to their classic sound to mount a comeback for the band. After much discussion, the guys agreed to make an album and also to make a very special appearance at the the first annual Frontiers Metal Festival, where they performed their signature album, “Return to Heaven Denied” in it’s entirety [said performance is being prepared for a future home video release.]

 

Olaf says: “This has been easily the most difficult and challenging album I ever worked on. To be honest, when Frontiers contacted me, insisting to make this reunion happen, I was skeptical and worried. We couldn't simply make a new album, it wouldn't have been honest to the fans, to ourselves. Of course, this is as easy to say as also unbelievably tough to make real: we have so many good albums out there, looking at us from their past and which people still keep in their minds and hearts. That's why we decided to strengthen our line-up, joining with nobody else but the best musicians we believed they would have fitted perfectly into our perspective of the music we were about to write.”

 

Andrea adds: “The making of this album has been a fantastic journey. We brought back a lot of classic elements of our music, mixing it with something new and I'm so enthusiastic about the final result.”

 

Roberto Tiranti makes it short: “Just when you thought you already gave everything you could, expressing every possible musical aspect of your way of intending music for a band like Labyrinth, then comes "Architecture of a God", to remind you that nothing is impossible!”

 

With a new line-up rounded out by drummer extraordinaire John Macaluso (TNT, Riot, Ark etc.), Oleg Smirnoff (Vision Divine, Edritch) on keyboards, and Nik Mazzucconi on bass, Labÿrinth are truly coming back stronger than ever and have offered up a superb self-produced album. “Architecture of a God” (mixed by DGM’s Simone Mularoni) is a record that encompasses all the elements the band is known for: fast power metal songs with unforgettable hooks, epic prog infused metal songs, and some great melodic numbers that compose a record which is easily going to be another milestone for the Italian metal masters!

 

“What we have in our hands, now, it's "Architecture of a God": by far, the most mature and complete album we ever wrote,” concludes Thorsen. “There's no will to challenge our glorious past, but I'm really confident that, once released, this album will set a new standard for our music!”

 

“Architecture of a God” tracklisting includes:

1. Bullets

2. Still Alive

3. Take On My Legacy

4. A New Dream

5. Someone Says

6. Random Logic

7. Architecture of a God

8. Children

9. Those Days

10. We Belong To Yesterday

11. Stardust and Ashes

12. Diamond

 

LABŸRINTH

Roberto Tiranti – lead vocals

Olaf Thorsen – lead guitars

Andrea Cantarelli – lead guitars

Nik Mazzucconi – bass guitar

Oleg Smirnoff - keyboards

John Macaluso - drums

 

Weblinks:  http://www.labyrinthband.it/  www.facebook.com/labyrinthitaly

 

New edition of Melodic Rock Fanzine out now!

Frontiers Music srl is proud to present the new issue of MELODIC ROCK FANZINE. The 78th issue of our successful magazine is available for free at independent record shops, select mail orders, and fine record dealer carrying Frontiers Music srl releases.

This new issue includes reviews and interviews of Place Vendome, Jack Russell's Great White, Tokyo Motor Fist, The Murder of My Sweet, Battle Beast, Jim Jidhed, Bloodbound, Stephen Pearcy, Unruly Child Band, LIONVILLE Official, Pride of Lions, Age of Reflection, and more!

Online versions of the magazine are available FREE on the Frontiers Music srl official site (www.frontiers.it) and here: https://issuu.com/frontiers_records/docs/mrf78

 

Street Symphonies Records announce release from melodic rockers Viana

Street Symphonies Records is very proud to present VIANA, a melodic rock project by Italian guitarist Stefano Viana. 

 

 

His debut album features several session players among the most esteemed on aor/melodic rock scene: Alessandro Del Vecchio on vocals, Francesco Marras on guitar, Anna Portalupi on bass and Alessandro Mori on drums (well-known for their collaboration with artists such as Hardline, Tarja, Ted Poley and John Macaluso), Gabriele Gozzi (Rhyme, Skill In Veins, Killer Klown) on backing vocals and Pasquale India on keyboards. 

 

The eponymous debut album, produced by Stefano Viana and co-produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio, will be released worldwide on March 24 under Street Symphonies Records, featuring artwork and graphics by Antonella Astori / Aeglos Art (Room Experience, Raintimes, Charming Grace). A special Japanese edition, with an exclusive bonus track and a revisited artwork, is scheduled for an April 14 release via AnderStein Music.

 

Track List: 

1. Straight Between Our Hearts

2. Bad Signs

3. Feel Your Love Tonight

4. Night Of Fire

5. Follow The Dawn

6. A New Love

7. Living A Lie

8. Just To Sing

9. Open Road

10. That Place Is You 

 

Biography:

 

Amazed by guitar hero Randy Rhoads, Stefano Viana takes up the guitar at age of 16, when the glorious 80's Hard Rock was at its highest splendor. Influenced by artists just like Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne and Y&T, Stefano started recording his first songs in 1996, fascinated by recordings' process techniques. He self-produced two unreleased Cds and, during the works on the second one, he met Alessandro Del Vecchio, asking him to get involved in the production of his first official solo album. Works started back in 2009: Del Vecchio wrote the lyrics, handled also the vocal duties; the other session musicians were chosen among the best ones of the Italian scene: Anna Portalupi on bass, Alessandro Mori on drums, Gabriele Gozzi on backing vocals and Pasquale India on keyboards. 

 

 

His lifelong aspiration seems to become reality, rewarding many years of hard work and sacrifices in the underground scene; however, just like in the worst of nightmares, serious personal problems tore apart Stefano's dream, forcing him to give absolute priority to his family issues. He kept his album in standby until April 2016 when, regained a stable serenity, he tasked once again Alessandro Del Vecchio, meanwhile become a long-time reliable friend, with resuming the working process on the album. Listening together to the recorded material, they decided to hire an additional guitarist and opting for the talented Francesco Marras. 

 

 

Stefano's sharp songwriting, Alessandro's astounding skills as arranger and producer, and session players' amazing performances in the recording studio gave life to ten captivating melodic rock tracks, composing an album that is going to be definitely appreciated by all the long-time fans of this kind of music. Viana is the moniker chosen both for the project and the album title, that will be released worldwide by Street Symphonies Records on March 24th, 2017; in Japan, the release is scheduled in April under AnderStein Music. Artwork and graphics are provided by renowned artist Antonella Astori / Aeglos Art (Room Experience, Raintimes, Charming Grace). 

 

Web:  http://www.vianastefofficial.com  http://www.facebook.com/VianaStefofficial

http://twitter.com/Viana_Stef

 

Powermetallers Dragonforce to Hit Australia on tour

International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed details of their forthcoming, brand new studio album! Reaching Into Infinity will be released via EarMUSIC/Sony Music Australia on May 19. Formats are, Digital, CD, LP and a special edition CD and DVD.

 

Recording the bulk of the album at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, with producer Jens Bogren, the band also laid down tracks while touring their 'Killer Elite' best of album, utilising Lamerluser Studios, London UK. Dark Lane Studios, Witney, UK, as well as the bands own Evil1 Studios in Charleville-Mazia¨res, France and Shredforce One Studios, CA USA.

 

'We were flying out, playing a festival, then back into the studio, then back out again.' Explains bassplayer Frederic Leclercq, who also handled the majority of songwriting on this album. 

'It was very intense and very tiring. I obviously played bass but also a lot of rhythm guitar, electric and acoustic, and lost my temper a few times - I think we all did at some point, because we wanted to deliver nothing but the best.'

 

For their seventh studio album, DRAGONFORCE have opened up their sound like never before, capturing the fierce, forlorn and fun with both menace and melody.

 

'I think we have proven that playing fast was something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music.' Fred continues. 

 

'It's great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc's vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality!'

 

'The title of the album explains pretty much what we are trying to do with our music' Fred concludes. 'Today's world is really crazy - there is fear of the future, uncertainty.  But the power of music is infinite, and it can give strength and hope to people.'

 

The first album to feature Gee Anzalone, the Italian drummer has laid down an insanely impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the DRAGONFORCE sound, which of course still boasts the bands trademark crazy-fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman.

 

TRACKLISTING

Standard Edition

1. Reaching into Infinity

2. Ashes of the Dawn

3. Judgement Day

4. Astral Empire

5. Curse of Darkness

6. Silence

7. Midnight Madness

8. WAR!

9. Land of Shattered Dreams

10. The Edge of the World

11. Our Final Stand

 

Special Edition with multi-angle Bonus DVD:

 Disc 1 - CD

1. Reaching into Infinity

2. Ashes of the Dawn

3. Judgement Day

4. Astral Empire

5. Curse of Darkness

6. Silence

7. Midnight Madness

8. WAR!

9. Land of Shattered Dreams

10. The Edge of the World

11. Our Final Stand

 

Bonus Tracks

12. Hatred and Revenge

13. Evil Dead

 

Disc 2 - Bonus DVD

DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016

1. Holding On

2. Heroes of Our Time

3. Operation Ground and Pound

4. Holding On (Multi-angles)

5. Heroes of Our Time (Multi-angeles)

6. Operation Ground and Pound (Multi-Angles)

 

Reaching Into Infinity Australian June 2017

Tuesday, June 20: Capitol, Perth

Wednesday, June 21: 170 Russell, Melbourne

Thursday, June 22: The Basement, Canberra

Saturday, June 24: Manning Bar, Sydney

Sunday, June 25:  The Triffid, Brisbane

 

Presented by destroyalllines.com   www.facebook.com/dragonforce

 

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release of Walk On Fire second album Mind Over Matter

'Mind Over Matter' is the long awaited second album by the classic AOR act 'Walk On Fire'.

 

This 13 track CD features ex Asia drummer Trevor Thornton, the late Mike Casswell on guitars (ex Brian May band), Phil Williams (ex Spandau Ballet) and Bowie/Seal keyboards and programming legend, Richard Cottle, and was written and produced by Dave Cairns (of 'Secret Affair' fame).

 

These newly discovered buried treasures of 24 track analogue recordings were put to tape following the worldwide MCA Records release of the 1989 debut album by 'Walk On Fire' entitled 'Blind Faith'.

 

Their eponymous album, 'Blind Faith' produced by Boston based Walter Turbitt (of The Cars fame) featured the legendary Steve Ferrone on drums, Richard Cottle on keys, guitars by Keith Airey (Nik  Kershaw band) and a host of top session players and a perfect showcase for the incredible Scots vocalist Alan King.  This guitar led follow up is a one stop shop for all AOR fans and well worth the wait too!

 

Track listening:

1. Spinning Wheel

2. Reign Down

3. Pleasure Of Pain

4. Mind Over Matter

5. Long Live Love

6. Save Your Lies (We've had Enough)

7. Wicked

8.Bad Attitude

 9. Madhouse

10. Big Gun

11. Price Of Love

12, Drag me Down

13. Colour Of Blood (bonus track with first pressing)

 

Band is:

Alan King: All vocals

Dave Cairns: Keyboards and Guitars 

Mike Casswell: Guitars (ex Brian May)

Trevor Thornton: Drums  (ex Asia)

Phil Williams: Bass (ex Spandau Ballet)

Richard Cottle: Programming  (David Bowie and Seal)

 

Produced by: Dave Cairns

Mastered by: Tim A Duncan  at Lethal Music mastering UK

 

Walk On Fire - Mind Over Matter - Release date: 21 April 2017 - Catalogue Number: ESM302

 

www.Escape-Music.com

 

Evocation return with new release 'The Shadow Archetype'

On March 10th, Evocation will celebrate their return to death metal with the stunning new full-length, The Shadow Archetype! While honoring their Swedish death metal roots, The Shadow Archetype also adds thrash metal elements to their addictive, heavy sound. For a preview of the album, fans can hear the second single, "The Coroner", here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOvYMkcRfB0

 

Guitarist Marko Palmen comments: "'The Coroner' is in my eyes a classic Swedish Death Metal track in the sense that it incorporates a lot of fast 2-beat verses alongside some cool double bass drum parts. What makes this track stand out in comparison with the rest of the album and perhaps also other Death Metal tracks is that it's tuned down to flat-A (flat-B tuning on the rest of the album). The down tuning of the guitars and the BOSS HM-2 pedal buzzsaw tone makes the riffs on 'The Coroner' sound as if they were forged by Lucifer himself in hell... The track also features in my opinion the best guitar solo on the entire album. Simon really managed to capture the tracks feeling with his melancholic guitar solo. This is definitely one of my favourite tracks on 'The Shadow Archetype'!"

 

For another preview of The Shadow Archetype, the single "Children of Stone" can be heard at: metalblade.com/evocation - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--Digipak CD (includes beer coaster!)
--180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
--grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--salmon clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
--clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies - USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

 

Featuring a cover and layout by Xaay (Behemoth, Nile, etc.), The Shadow Archetype was recorded at three different studios. Backing vocals, mixing and mastering were done at Dugout Productions. Daniel Bergstrand handled the recording of backing vocals and mixing. George Nerantzis handled the mastering. Drums were recorded at Crehate Studios together with studio engineer Oscar Nilsson. The Shadow Archetype also features veteran drummer Per Moller Jensen (ex-The Haunted, ex-Invocator) on session drums. Per sets a new death metal standard on the new Evocation album with his complex, yet groovy drumming, which we know well from his time in The Haunted. Guitars, bass, and lead vocals were recorded by the band in their own studio, Acacia Avenue Recordings. "We started recording the drums in late June 2015 and did the last recordings with vocals in June 2016. So, we spent roughly a year in the studio with 'The Shadow Archetype'," explains Palmen. "In my opinion, the production is our strongest so far. It has all the elements I want in a production; raw brutality with a distinctive punch!"

 

The Shadow Archetype track-listing:


1. Into Ruins
2. Condemned To The Grave
3. Modus Operandi
4. Children Of Stone
5. The Coroner
6. The Shadow Archetype
7. Blind Obedience
8. Survival Of The Sickest
9. Sulphur And Blood
10. Imperium Fall
11. Dark Day Sunrise

 

Evocation line-up:
Thomas Josefsson - vocals
Marko Palmen - guitar
Simon Exner - guitar
Gustaf Jorde - bass
Per Moller Jensen - session drums on the album

 

Evocation online:  http://evocation.se  https://www.facebook.com/evocationswe
https://www.instagram.com/evocationswe  https://twitter.com/evocationswe
https://www.youtube.com/user/EvocationSwe

 

Adrenaline Rush to release 2nd album on Frontiers Music 'Soul Survivor'

Frontiers Music Srl is happy to announce the release of Adrenaline Rush’s second album, “Soul Survivor” on April 21.

 

Following the successful release of the band’s 2014 self-titled debut album, Adrenaline Rush are now ready to unleash their next infectious slice of hard, sleaze, melodic rock on the rock 'n roll masses!

 

This time, blond bombshell vocalist Tåve Wanning mainly collaborated with Fredrik Folkare (FIRESPAWN, UNLEASHED), who brought fresh influences to the table that fit very well with Tåve’s ideas. The music has evolved and grown beyond what appeared on the debut. It is still melodic and definitely has an 80’s flavor, but also is a bit more complex, darker, and heavier than the previous album. The production is edgier and the guitar work once again pristine. Erik Martensson (Eclipse) was once again involved as a sounding board, co-writing a song and mastering the finished tracks.

 

“I didn’t want to make another album just like the first one,” Tåve says. “I’ve grown since we recorded the first, I am in a different place. And I feel the album reflects that. The new tracks really complement the old instead of replacing them; they add a new dimension and gives us a broader spectrum of songs to choose from when playing live.”

 

The band has also seen some changes. Former members Ludvig and Soufian left the band to focus on other endeavors and have been replaced by Sam Soderlindh (lead guitar) and Joel Fox (bass). Sam is a new face to most, a young guitarist with fast fingers and a lot of potential. Joel, on the other hand, has been around for a while in bands like Dynazty and Siniestro. Alexander Hagman and Marcus Johansson complete the band’s line-up on guitar and drums respectively.

 

The band is set to perform a few club gigs in Sweden, before appearing at the 4th annual Frontiers Rock Festival in Milano, Italy, on April 30th.

 

"Hope to see you at a gig. Until then… enjoy the Rush!" encourages Tåve!

 

“Soul Survivor” tracklisting:

1. Adrenaline

2. Love Like Poison

3. Breaking The Chains

4. Soul Survivor

5. Stand My Ground

6. My Life

7. Break The Silence

8. Sinner

9. Shock Me

10. Wild Side

11. Don't Wake Me Up

12. Crash

13. Soul Survivor (Acoustic Version - Bonus Track Digital Version).

 

ADRENALINE RUSH

Tave Wanning - lead vocals

Sam Soderlindh - lead guitar, vocals

Alexander Hagman - guitar, vocals

Joel Fox - bass, vocals

Marcus Johansson - drums

 

Weblinks: www.adrenalinerush.se  www.facebook.com/adrenalinerushofficial

 

Treat to release new live album entitles 'The Road More or Less Traveled'

Frontiers Music Srl is very happy to announce the release of the first in a series of live albums and videos captured at the popular annual Frontiers Rock Festival.

 

The first artist in the series is the legendary Swedish melodic rockers TREAT, who will release their first ever live CD and first live DVD/BLU-RAY in over 10 years entitled “The Road More or Less Traveled - Live in Milano” on April 21.

 

On April 23, 2016, Treat played a hotly anticipated set at Frontiers Rock Festival III. Held close to Milano, Italy, this was the third annual edition of the festival and saw Treat playing hot on the heels of the release of their latest studio album, “Ghost Of Graceland”. The release date of this live album happens to be about one year after the initial performance took place and almost coincides with the 2017 edition of the Frontiers Rock Festival as well.

 

The band took the stage by storm, opening the show with the title track from their last studio album and showcasing a very special lineup, which features H.E.A.T. keyboardist Jona Tee taking the place of Patrik Appelgren for this exclusive performance. Treat offered a show with a great mixture of new and recent songs taken from their latest album, the highly regarded 2010 release “Coup De Grace”, and classic songs from the good ol’ days including “World Of Promises”, “Get You On The Run”, and “Ready For The Taking”.

Says guitarist Anders Wikström, “As we haven’t released a live home video in 10 years, let alone a live album ever, and then Serafino asked us, we were more than delighted, and frankly, long overdue, to show our fans what we been up to for the last couple of years. With so many albums to choose from and our audience constantly asking for different songs in the setlist, this was a great opportunity to close one chapter, only to start writing the next. "The Road more or Less Traveled” is a great reminder for anyone to see that Treat is very much a living and breathing live entity!”

 

Treat’s performance was truly a unique and special one and this live video documents a great moment in the band’s history as well as serving as a celebration of one of Sweden’s finest hard rock bands ever!

"This year will take us right back we belong, on stage! We have some really cool surprises and will of course play the best of the new, but also older songs we haven’t performed in ages! See you all on tour through 2017,” concludes Anders.

 

“The Road More or Less Traveled” will be released on CD/DVD, Blu Ray standalone, and digital editions and will include the following tracks:

 

CD/DVD/BLU-RAY:

1. Ghost Of Graceland
2. Better The Devil You Know
3. Non Stop Madness
4. Ready For The Taking
5. Papertiger
6. Do Your Own Stunts
7. Endangered
8. Gimme One More Night
9. We Own The Night
10. Roar
11. Get You On The Run
12. Conspiracy
13. Skies Of Mongolia
14. World Of Promises

 

SEE TREAT ON TOUR:

March 25 - Torp, Avesta , SWE
March 31 - High Voltage, Copenhagen, DDK
April 1 - Oefenbunker, Landgraaf, NL
April 2 - Roxyoxy, Flensburg, DE
April 4 - Garage DeLuxe, Munich, DE
April 5 - Kreuz, Obermachtal, DE
April 6 - Der Cult, Nurnberg, D, DE
May 17 - Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, JP
May 18 - U- Umeda Quattro, Osaka, JP
May 27 - Kalos Festival, Madrid, ES
AAugust 25 - Hair Metal Heaven Festival, Hull UK

 

TREAT

Robert Ernlund: Lead vocals
Anders Wikström: Lead Guitars and vocals
Pontus Egberg: Electric Bass and vocals
Jamie Borger: Drums
Patrick Appelgren- keyboards/ vocals

 

Weblinks: www.facebook.com/treatofficial / www.instagram.com/treatnews

 

Edenbridge release new video for 'The Moment Is Now'

The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge release a new video for the song "The Moment Is Now" taken from the forthcoming album "The Great Momentum".

 

You can watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/afvd9cGBlKQ

 

"The Great Momentum" will be released February 17th, 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer as 2CD digi (bonus CD with instrumental versions), 2LP gatefold (golden vinyl), Boxset (only Europe - incl. 2CD digi, 2LP, poster, sticker, button, patch, mousepad, hand signed photocard), download and stream.

 

Tracklisting

1. SHIANTARA (5:51)

2. THE DIE IS NOT CAST (5:15)

3. THE MOMENT IS NOW (4:21)

4. UNTIL THE END OF TIME (4:36)

5. THE VISITOR (5:54)

6. RETURN TO GRACE (5:13)

7. ONLY A WHIFF OF LIFE (3:44)

8. A TURNAROUND IN ART (7:32)

9. THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL (12:18)

 

LIVE 2017

24.2. A-Traun - Spinnerei

26.2. A-Vienna - Szene

 

LINE-UP:

Sabine Edelsbacher: Lead Vocals

Lanvall: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass, 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Nylon Guitar, Piano & Keyboards, Hammered Dulcimer, Bouzouki

Dominik Sebastian: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Nylon Guitar

Johannes Jungreithmeier: Drums

 

"Shiantara" Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/sPxlQxwHNEs

Album Trailer: https://youtu.be/i3xErjCPmPU

 

http://www.edenbridge.org/  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edenbridge/65841432999

www.spv.de  https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial/

 

Unruly Child to release special box set collection via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to present a very special box set release from UNRULY CHILD, "Reigning Frogs – The Box Set Collection” on April 21, 2017.

 

This exclusive, limited edition, brand new box set includes the rare and hard-to-find releases from the band's catalog. In all, five full length studio albums and one DVD are included in this beautifully packaged, must have release for Unruly Child Band fans.

 

"Reigning Frogs – The Box Set Collection” contents:

- “Waiting For The Sun”, which was originally released in 1998 and featured the line-up of singer Kelly Hansen (ex-Hurricane, now with Foreigner), Gowdy and Jay Schellen (with special guest Ricky Phillips of Styx on bass).

- “The Basement Demos”, which features all the demos that the band recorded in preparation for their first record for Interscope Records. The album also includes a bonus DVD with rare in-studio interviews and recording sessions from the same period.

- “UCIII”, an album which sees another Unruly Child incarnation featuring Gowdy with Guy Allison and Philip Bardowell taking on vocal duties. While slightly more proggy at times, “UCIII” still retains the overall vibe that fans loved about Unruly Child.

- “Worlds Collide”, which featured the full reunion of the original lineup of the band (Gowdy-Allison-Free-Antonino-Schellen). This release truly brought back the magic of the early demos and the first record.

- “Down The Rabbit Hole” is an independently released album – very much sought after by collectors – which was only sold in a limited number of copies via the band’s website in 2014. Another fine and classic melodic rock release featuring the original line-up.

The Box Set houses the CDs in vinyl replica and includes all lyrics, a total of three bonus tracks (unreleased outside Japan) and a 20 page booklet, including exclusive stories personally written by Gowdy, Free, and Allison as well as photos from their archives.

 

A superb release LIMITED to ONLY 1000 COPIES worldwide!

 

Tracklisting:

CD1 - Waiting For The Sun


-Heart Run Free
-Rise Up
-Why Should I Care
-Forever
-Man Inside
-Do You Ever Think Of Me
-Still Believe
-To The Cross
-Fool Again
-Live In The Night
-Waiting For The Sun
-World Of Difference (Bonus Track)

 

CD 2 - The Basement Demos


-On The Rise
-Rock Me Down Nasty
-To Be Your Everything
-Lay Down Your Arms
-Is It Over
-Let’s Talk About Love
-Long Hair Woman
-Forever
-Live In The Night
-Unruly Child
-Undefeated
-Down The Road
-Still Believe
-The Man Inside
-Live Without Love
-True Love

 

CD 3 - UCIII


-Tear Me Down
-Falling
-All Around Me
-Bring Me Home
-Sleeping Town
-You See Three
-Kings Of Tragedy
-Vertigo
-Shades Of Love
-Unruly Child
-Something
-Ruby Tuesday (Bonus Track)

 

CD 4 - Worlds Collide


-Show Me The Money
-Insane
-When We Were Young
-Tell Another Lie
-Love Is Blind
-When Worlds Collide
-Talk To Me
-Life Death
-Read My Mind
-Neverland
-Very First Time
-You Don't Understand
-Talk To Me (Acoustic Remix) (Bonus Track)

 

CD 5 - Down The Rabbit Hole


-This Is Who I Am
-She Can't See Me
-Down The Rabbit Hole
-For All We Know
-Breaking Hearts
-Kindred
-Say I Love You

 

DVD - The Basement Demos DVD


-On The Rise (Live Video)
-When Love Is Gone (Live Video)
-Wind Me Up (Live Video)
-Unruly Child Revisited (Interview)
-Long Hair Woman
-History Lesson (Interview) (Incl. Medley: Long Hair Woman, To Be Your Everything, Is It Over, When Love Is Gone, On The Rise)
-Forever (Ricky Phillips Studio Session)
-Buffalo Mics (Ricky Phillips Studio Session)
-One Note Away (Ricky Phillips Studio Session)
-Stairway To Drums (Jay Schellen Studio Session)
-Unruly Child (Tracking - Studio Session)
-On The Rise 1 (Tracking - Studio Session)
-Tunnel Of Love (Tracking - Studio Session)
-Sinking Vocals (The Asylum - Studio Session)

 

UNRULY CHILD:


Bruce Gowdy – guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals
Guy Allison – keyboards, bass, drums, vocals
Marcie / Mark Free – vocals
Kelly Hansen – vocals
Philip Bardowell – vocals
Larry Antonino – bass
Jay Schellen – drums

 

Prong announce 2017 tour dates and new album via SPV / Steamhammer

American Power Trio Prong announce 2017 European “Zero Days” Summer Tour, featuring some of the most coveted festivals as well as a run of headline shows!

New studio outing “ZERO DAYS” drops Summer 2017 via SPV GmbH / Steamhammer.

 

PRONG founder Tommy Victor: “Europe is a special place for PRONG and 2017 is shaping up to be another touring year for the history books. Many great festivals and great clubs are on the agenda and we will be bringing some new music along as well! We are extremely excited!”

 

PRONG also announce that their new album “ZERO DAYS” will be released in the summer of 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV. More details to be surface in the coming weeks.

 

PRONG spent the better part of October and November 2016 trekking through Europe with Obituary, Exodus and King Parrot as part of the “Battle Of The Bays”-Tour. In April/May they will be touring North America with Testament and Sepultura. This touring cycle has counted among the busiest and most successful in the band’s illustrious career.

 

PRONG

“Zero Days - Tour 2017”
16.06.B-Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
18.06.F-Clisson - Hellfest

 

13.07.D-Hamburg - Hafenklang
14.07.D-Münster - Sputnikhalle
15.07.NL-Eindhoven - Dynamo Metal Fest
18.07.GB-Glasgow - Audio
19.07.GB-Belfast - Voodoo
20.07.IE-Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
21.07.GB-Manchester - Rebellion
22.07.GB-London - Underworld
26.07.D-Munich - Free&Easy Festival
27.07.D-Stuttgart - Keller Klub
28.07.D-Weinheim - Cafe Central
29.07.D-Essen - Nord Open Air
30.07.D-Siegen - Vortex

 

02.08.D-Potsdam - Waschhaus
03.08.PL-Kostrzyn - Woodstock Open Air
04.08.D-Wacken - Wacken Open Air
05.08.D-Veltheim - Festival Kult
06.08.D-Cologne - Rheinriot
09.08.D-Regensburg - Eventhall Airport
10.08.A-Graz - Explosiv
11.08.A-Vienna - Viper Room
12.08.CZ-Josefov - Brutal Assault Festival
25.08.D-Sulingen - ReLoad Festival

 

Outline Magazine UK wrote about one of the recent shows:

 

“From the start it’s clear why Prong have made such an impression on the music scene. They have a sound bigger than the sum of the three people on stage, and they know how to use it. It’s like someone has weaponised metal, and they’re using the audience for aural target practice. It’s impressive, and it’s also really, really fucking good.”

 

The current PRONG album "X-No Absolutes" was released last year through SPV/Steamhammer as a Digipak (incl. bonus track + sticker), Double LP Gatefold version (red vinyl, CD in paper sleeve) and as download and stream. The album entered the official album charts in Germany, the USA, Belgium and the UK.

 

PRONG released a new lyric video for the song: "In Spite of Hindrances": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkZNftcIYrw

 

Geoff Tate to debut in horror film 'The Burningmoor Deaths'

On February 14th, MVD Entertainment will release the feature film debut of Geoff Tate, former lead vocalist of the multi-platinum metal band Queensryche. Entitled The Burningmoore Deaths, the horror film - written and directed by Jonathan Williams - is inspired by true events surrounding unsolved murders captured on security cameras during a production shoot of a Home Improvement TV show pilot.

 

Tate takes the role of James Parrish, a man who allegedly killed his own wife and three children before disappearing without a trace. With the home now vacated and boarded up, a home improvement company gets permission to film the renovation process for a test pilot for a TV network, not knowing that Parrish had returned to take up residence once again in the derelict building. Bloody chaos ensues - and it's all captured on camera!

 

The Burningmoore Deaths features an original score by Andrew Kadin with additional music by Dawn of Solace and Geoff Tate.

 

"I think I've always done it... in our own shows and with the way I present music," said Tate. "It all has a bit of a stage acting bend to it. So this wasn't really a stretch for me... it was just playing to a different audience, to a camera rather than a room full of people, but it's the same thing. You play-act and you make stuff up and you present that like you like you would in a stage show."

 

The Burningmoore Deaths will be available on all digital stores for download and also available on DVD in retail stores, the MVD Shop and on Amazon.

 

Quiet Riot unleash 'Road Rage' on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Quiet Riot’s highly anticipated new studio album, “Road Rage” on April 21, 2017.

 

Famously known as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became a global sensation thanks to their monstrous smash hit 1983 album, “Metal Health.” The band now continues their historic journey in 2017 with founding member and drummer Frankie Banali who, on this new release is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of QUIET RIOT since 1982) and guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been handling his duties since 2004,) together with new vocalist Seann Nicols.

 

“I’m very excited about the release of ‘Road Rage’ on Frontiers Music Srl, which is the first official QUIET RIOT release in eleven years. It contains all newly written and recorded original songs. We stayed true to the great tradition and sound of QUIET RIOT while at the same time always moving musically forward,” says founding member Frankie Banali.

 

Frankie Banali's history with QUIET RIOT spans over 34 years and he has the distinction of being the only member of QUIET RIOT to have recorded on every single QUIET RIOT release from 1983’s METAL HEALTH through 2017’s “Road Rage”. After nearly ten years since the loss of his friend and co-founding member and bandmate Kevin DuBrow, and with careful consideration, soul searching and with the blessings and support of Kevin DuBrow's family, Frankie has moved forward with the band to bring the fans “Road Rage.”

Musically, “Road Rage” offers exactly what you would expect from QUIET RIOT. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer.

 

QUIET RIOT are back stronger than ever, in perfect METAL HEALTH with the new album, “Road Rage”! Catch them on the road this summer!

 

Road Rage Track Listing:

1. Nothing But Trouble
2. Let It Go
3. Snake Charmer
4. Hey Lil' Sister
5. I Don't Need You Anymore
6. Sledge Hammer
7. Never You Mind
8. Empty Rooms
9. Dirty Money
10. The Seeker
11. Road Rage

 

QUIET RIOT

Frankie Banali - drums
Alex Grossi - guitars
Chuck Wright – bass guitar
Seann Nicols - vocals

 

For More Info Visit:  www.quietriot.band  www.facebook.com/quietriot

 

Rockingham line-up announced

Are you ready, I mean, are you really ready? Well here we go for Rockingham three, so get strapped in as this rollercoaster promises to be a thrill a minute ride. Three days, eighteen bands and more melodic rock than you'll find in one place all year as Rockingham returns to, Trent University, the scene of last year’s crime.

You want big hitters, well step forward Vince Neil, Loverboy, Dave Bickler and Kix, a quartet of bands and artists that would grace any stage. With a supporting cast that includes the likes of Honeymoon Suite, Harem Scarem and Great White how can you go wrong? Throw in some hot new talent along the lines of Cruzh, Maverick and the Amorettes and all the bases are being covered.

With a welcome return from Fortune, one of the best bands from last year’s festival and a first time appearance from Blanc Faces, you can guarantee that the pure AOR fans will be more than happy. 

With English AOR ably represented by the likes Vega, Bailey, Dare, Moritz and Airrace, this is shaping up to be one of the best Festivals of the year.

It’s all set to take place over the weekend of the 2Oth to 22nd of October, at Nottingham’s Trent University.

 

LINE UP FOR THE WEEKEND

 

VINCE NEIL

If you’re the kind of person that’s been wandering around with a “Dude! Where’s my Crue?” look upon your face since the demise of the legendary L.A rockers, then fear not as the good folks at Rockingham have it covered. The mighty Vince Neil is about to hit the UK with a solo extravaganza that is sure to dazzle and delight in equal measure. We can only add, Vince, you’re hired!

 

KIX

Whoa, take it easy, Kix are in town and its woman hunting season. This is one band that will bring the party to Rockingham. Their back catalogue just spells fun, with a capital F.U.N! From Layin’ Rubber, Lie Like A Rug and Atomic Bomb through to Yeah, Yeah, Yeah and Hot Wire, Kix are indeed, for kids. We may just break out a case of cold Heineken and a bottle of Jack Daniels, not a small one, a bloody great big one.

 

LOVERBOY

For Loverboy this will be their first time back on UK soil since the late eighties when they supported Def Leppard on the second leg of their UK Hysteria tour. I caught them in Birmingham back then and they didn't disappoint, giving a masterclass of songs and stage craft. Their debut is still one of the best in Canadian hard rock history and in my eyes they are up there with the likes of Nightranger and Autograph as one of the finest bands that this genre has ever given us. Their performance will be a bucket list moment for a lot of people, so expect them to bring the house down. You'll love every minute of it!

 

GREAT WHITE

Great White will need no introduction to the average rock punter. Having toured the U.K with Whitesnake in the early eighties, plus a slew of shows since, they’ve won the hearts of the UK public. This might be the version without Jack Russell, but original member Mark Kendall and Terry Ilous (XYZ) will make sure that this performance will still pack a bite.

 

DAVE BICKLER

With Nigel Bailey as his master of ceremonies, David Bickler is in safe hands and is sure to rise up and delight all in attendance. As the man at the front of Survivor for many a year, Bickler is no stranger to the big occasion. With a set that is sure to bring all of Survivors best loved songs into one fun packed set, this could be Nigel Baileys biggest task to date.

 

HONEYMOON SUITE

Maple leaf mayhem, with a soft rocking sheen is what you'll be given from the good ship H.M.S. With a back catalogue to die for, a band tighter than my wallet and a reputation of some repute, the Honeymooners will be welcome back on these shores like long lost heroes. If their past performances in this country are anything to go by, then this could be a must see moment.

 

HAREM SCAREM

Harem Scarem has been around for nearly thirty years, yes, thirty years! Whilst the rest of us have aged, the only thing that has changed with Harry Hess is the hair; everything else still looks the same. The same can be said about their music, from their AORtastic debut, through to the more modern leanings of their recent output, Harem Scarem have always delivered.

 

VEGA

With Harry Hess in their corner and one of the finest albums of last year under their belts, Vega will take Rockingham by the scruff of the neck and not let go until it's been thoroughly entertained. With four albums to choose from their only problem will be what songs to leave out of a set that will lift the roof off.

 

MORITZ

The last time I witnessed these boys at HRH AOR they were one of the bands of that weekend, with Peter Scallan proving why he is regarded as one of the UKs finest vocalists. Sans Greg Hart, the Moritz blitz will be on a roll thanks to a wonderful new album, which should be released imminently, so expect a show stealing festival performance from one of the UKs finest acts.

 

BLANC FACES

Robbie LeBlanc is a vocalist of some renown, as his brace of Blanc Faces CDswill testify. With a recently reissued CD of his first band Fury in the racks, plus the promise of new material, Robbie will be like watching Michael Bolton in his early days as his perfect AOR vocals deliver the kind of music that is guaranteed to please any aficionado of the genre.

 

FORTUNE

At last year’s Rockingham Fortune gave a masterclass in perfect AOR, Larry Greene was majestic and the whole performance was in the top three of the weekend. They showed that old AORsters might fade away, but they never lose their ability to impress and that's what Fortune did, in spades. So you don't want to miss what will be one of the sure-fire best sets of the whole weekend.

 

AIRRACE

And talking of fine UK acts, the wonderful Airrace make a return to U.K. Stages with a revised line up, but minus none of the class associated with their name. With Adam Payne (Serpentine) replacing Keith Murrell, Laurie Mansworth and company will endeavour to make this anything but a brief encounter, more a lasting impression.

 

BAILEY

Nigel Bailey is fast becoming the go-to guy for long lost AORsters like Stan Bush and Kevin Chalfant, so It'll be good to finally see him front his own band. You can expect a healthy dose of songs from his debut album, with a smattering of Three Lions and Hardline songs thrown in for good measure. With the promise of more double denim on show than there is in Vinny Burns' wardrobe, Nigel Bailey will get the just rewards he deserves.

 

DARE

With Vinny Burns firmly ensconced back into the Dare fold and their recent album heralding a return to their soft rocking best, the potential for a performance of some magnitude is stacking up nicely. Expect a set of flowing, white shirt toting anthemic AOR from one of the UKs best loved AOR outfits.

 

MAVERICK

Northern Ireland's answer to Motley Crue, well, the Crue on a budget if I'm honest, will be a hard hitting surprise for many. Two albums into their career, their sophomore release is currently garnering them plenty of support and this live appearance is certain to be incendiary.

 

THE AMORETTES

Girls with guitars and plenty of attitude, so what's not to like? They've recently tore it up with the likes of The Treatment and the Black Star Riders, coming out the other side with nothing but praise on their side. They’ll be like Girlschool on steroids and will drink you under the table, get ready to party.

 

CRUZH

Swedish newcomers, Cruzh, will be a soft- rock sensation as they bathe you with their lightweight sounds. They will be the aural equivalent of a pampering spa day, luxurious and stress free. Their debut is one of the best in recent years, they have the ability to impress and this performance will be one not to miss.

 

BROTHER FIRETRIBE

The Nightwish connection aside, Brother Firetribe is best known for their uncanny ability to pen bombastic AOR tunes. Returning to Rockingham for the second time, Emppu Vuorinen and company will be a welcome addition to this bill as they promote their fabulous new album, “Sunbound”.

 

I think you’ll all agree that Rockingham Festivals AOR credentials have been fully endorsed by having such an array of talent on show. Fans and ticket buyers would also be wise to watch out for announcements of official pre and after shows in the coming months via the festivals Facebook page. 

 

TICKETING DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE FROM: www.rockinghamlive.com

 

Amy Lee releases 'Love Exists' EP

When I was in Italy filming the video for “Speak To Me," I fell in love with a song I heard on the radio there. L’amore Esiste by Francesca Michielin. It seemed to follow me everywhere, got under my skin and just wouldn’t leave. I couldn’t stop listening to it, over and over the whole way home. I started piecing together what the lyrics meant and wrote my own twist on them in English. I showed my idea to one of my dream producers, Guy Sigsworth, and somehow convinced him to come to New York and re-create the song with me. Dave Eggar contributed his lush string arrangement and we all just lived in this song for a week at Flux Studios on the lower east side.

What an incredibly fulfilling experience it was to make this beautiful thing. And with such a talented, down-to-earth, and inspired team- with no rules or limitations beyond the ones we created. Guy pushed me in new ways and I learned a few things. It was a unique honor to work beside someone I admire so much on something that at the time had no plan, no album to go on, and made no sense other than how good it felt. It’s easy to get bogged down by the “point” sometimes, when what matters most in my opinion, in music-making, is following your heart. Finding a way to satisfy that deep need to express something that can’t be said with words alone.

 

Love is anything but simple. And it manifests itself in countless forms. It can be inconvenient. Painful. Easier to ignore than to trust. But we are still connected, despite how alone we feel sometimes. Can we be brave enough to love, knowing it’s going to hurt? Can we drop our cynicism long enough to see beyond the frustrations, the discontentment, the fear of the unknown and the anger for all we can’t control? Love is all around. Even in the darkest places. And it is worth everything. Look out, look in. Love exists.

 

Artwork by Jennybird Alcantara

Get "Love Exists" now on iTunes! http://apple.co/2lynqwk

 

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the release of Crazy Lixx's new studio album

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Crazy Lixx's new studio album, “Ruff Justice” on April 21, 2017.

 

The new record celebrates Crazy Lixx’s fifteenth anniversary as a band and offers ten hair / sleaze / 80's metal gems that harken back to the height of the hard rock era. The new songs draw inspiration from not only music, but also from 1980’s horror and action flicks and stand as a glowing reminder that pretty much everything was better in the 80’s. With its big choruses, memorable hooks and riffs, impressive guitar solos, and a massive production by Danny Rexon and Chris Laney, this album is sure to resonate with old fans and new listeners alike.

 

“We’ve tried the same ‘all killers-no fillers’ approach that we’ve gone for on our previous albums, but this time, more than ever, I think we’ve come close to that vision,“ says lead singer and producer Danny Rexon.

 

“Ruff Justice” will be the first Crazy Lixx album to feature the new lineup with Chrisse Olsson and Jens Lundgren handling axe duties.

 

“It does bring a certain feel to the album that I think we’ve been missing since the days of ‘New Religion’ (2010). Once again the whole band pulls in the same direction and the end result, I believe, will be very well received among those who hold ‘New Religion’ in high regards. If I would compare Ruff Justice to any of our previous albums, that would have to be the one,” Danny Rexon concludes.

 

The album also includes three songs which appear on the “Friday The 13th” videogame soundtrack: “XIII”, “Killer“ and “Live Before I Die”. Friday the 13th: The Game is an upcoming survival horror video game developed by Gun Media and IllFonic, and published by Gun Media. It is scheduled for release in early 2017 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, and Playstation 4.

 

With "Ruff Justice", Crazy Lixx have raised their game tremendously! As always, their live shows in support of this album are going to take no prisoners! Don’t miss them while they’re on the road!

 

“Ruff Justice” tracklisting includes:

1. Wild Child

2. XIII

3. Walk The Wire

4. Shot With A Needle Of Love

5. Killer

6. Hunter Of The Heart

7. Snakes In Paradise

8. If It's Love

9. Kiss Of Judas

10. Live Before I Die

 

CRAZY LIXX

Danny Rexon – vocals

Joél Cirera - drums

Jens Sjöholm – bass guitar

Chrisse Olsson - guitar

Jens Lundgren - guitar

 

TOUR DATES (more shows TBA)

April 29 - Frontiers Rock Festival, Live Club, Trezzo Sull'Adda, Italy

May 19 - Hard Rock Cafe , Oslo, Norway

May 27 - Sala La Riviera, Madrid, Spain

Sep 3 - 02 Academy, Sheffield, United Kingdom

 

Weblinks:  www.crazylixx.com   www.facebook.com/crazylixx 

 

Power Metal heroes Power Quest sign with Inner Wound Recordings

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of POWER QUEST, one of the premiere melodic power metal bands in the world, to the label. The band will hit the studio in April and the new album is scheduled to be released in October.

 

Known for their catchy, uplifting sound and superb live shows, PQ are back to deliver their 6th album in conjunction with Inner Wound. Having toured with the likes of Helloween, Angra, Freedom Call and Symphony X to name but a few, the band are ready to take things to the next level.

 

Steve Williams of Power Quest comments:

 

I'm really pleased to have sealed the deal with Emil and Inner Wound for the release of the next PQ opus. We were in discussions for a couple of months, during which time the salient points of the deal were already agreed before I recently flew to Gothenburg to sign the agreement in person. In this age of faceless business it was refreshing to do things the old fashioned way. I'm really excited about this collaboration and we have a lot of cool things planned for the next 12 months.

 

Emil Westerdahl of Inner Wound Recordings comments:

 

It's a true pleasure to announce the signing of POWER QUEST to the label. During the past few months that Steve and I have been in contact it's become clear that we share the same vision for the band and that POWER QUEST and Inner Wound is a perfect fit. I am really excited about the cooperation and also confident that together we'll be able to take POWER QUEST to the next level.

 

Power Quest line-up:

Ashley Edison - Vocals

Steve Williams - Keyboards

Dan Owen - Guitars

Gav Owen - Guitars

Paul Finnie - Bass

Rich Smith - Drums

 

Upcoming Power Quest shows:

Mar 23: Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Mar 25: Hammerfest - Pwllheli, United Kingdom

Jul 02: Sin City - Swansea, United Kingdom

Jul 16: SOS Festival - Manchester, United Kingdom

Aug 18: Sabaton Open Air - Falun, Sweden

Sep 06: ProgPower USA - Atlanta, USA

 

Power Quest online: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/powerquestofficial

Website: http://www.power-quest.co.uk

 

Inner Wound Recordings online: Website: http://www.innerwound.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/innerwoundrecordings

 

Chickenfoot streaming new single from 'Best + Live' album

Chickenfoot's new release BEST + LIVE (coming March 10, 2017) features the band's first new tune in 5 years. The new track “Divine Termination” opens up the group’s first ever best of collection.  Check it out here -  https://soundcloud.com/chickenfootband/divine-termination

In addition to “Divine Termination,” BEST + LIVE includes over 90 minutes of live music – for the first time released on CD. Sammy Hagar says, "Listening to this collection of songs from the ‘Foot brings back memories of some of the most fun I've ever had in a band. The chemistry between Chad, Joe, Mike and me is very special. It's almost like visual music -- you can see us having fun when you listen to these songs."

 

In May 2016, Chickenfoot reunited for two highly-anticipated one-time shows at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and played their first complete set in more than six years, along with a special unveiling of the new tune "Divine Termination." Joe Satriani describes the track as "bone crunching, hell raising rock, dripping with attitude and vibe. Just the way Chickenfoot likes it!"

 

Both the extra CD “LIVE” and the bonus tracks on the best of feature a 13 song strong set list including almost every song from Chickenfoot’s debut album as well as Sammy Hagar’s old Montrose classic “Bad Motor Scooter,” The Who’s “My Generation” and Joe Satriani’s interpretation of “The Star Spangled Banner" – all recorded live in Phoenix 2009 and available for the first time on CD (previously only available as video on the DVD/Blu-ray "Get Your Buzz On."

 

 

CD1 - BEST OF

  • 01. Divine Termination ** NEW SONG **

  • 02. Soap On A Rope

  • 03. Sexy Little Thing

  • 04. Oh Yeah

  • 05. Get It Up

  • 06. Future In The Past

  • 07. Big Foot

  • 08. Different Devil

  • 09. Lighten Up

  • 10. Dubai Blues

  • 11. Something Going Wrong

Bonus LIVE TRACKS:

  • 12. Highway Star

  • 13. Bad Motor Scooter

  • 14. My Generation

 

CD2 - LIVE

  • 01. Avenida Revolution

  • 02. Sexy Little Thing

  • 03. Soap On A Rope

  • 04. My Kinda Girl

  • 05. Down The Drain

  • 06. Bitten By The Wolf

  • 07. Oh Yeah

  • 08. Learning To Fall

  • 09. Get It Up

  • 10. Turnin’ Left

  • 11. Future In The Past

 

Release Date: Friday, March 10th, 2017 by eOne Music in North America and earMUSIC/Edel around the world. 

Ian Anderson to release a classical compilation of Jethro Tull

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. With nearly 50 years’ history, the band has performed more than 3,000 concerts in 40 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year. Now, Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, and the Carducci Quartet are set to release Jethro Tull - The String Quartets, a collection of 12 re-imagined Tull classics, allowing Tull fans and classical music connoisseurs to enjoy the band’s vast catalog in a new way. 

The album will be available in the U.S. on March 24, 2017 via BMG/The End Records. 

In addition, Ian Anderson is returning to the United States for three rock tours in 2017; firstly, during this May and June in the Mountain States, Texas, and Oklahoma. These concerts are Best of Jethro Tull multimedia performances billed as "Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson" and feature the regular rock band. They will take place in Albuquerque, El Paso, Sugar Land (Houston), Austin, and Durant OK. Tickets for Albuquerque, El Paso, Austin and Durant are on sale now. Sugar Land tickets go on sale Friday, February 24. Stay tuned for an announcement for one more show for the May tour.

There will be a special concert of JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater, in Morrison, Colorado, on May 26.  

JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson - U.S. Tour Dates
05/26: Red Rocks Amphitheater; Morrison, CO (with the Colorado Symphony)
05/27: Route 66 Casino; Legends Theatre, Albuquerque, NM 
05/28: Plaza Theatre PAC; El Paso, TX 
05/30: Smart Financial Centre; Sugar Land (Houston), TX 
05/31: ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Austin, TX 
06/01: Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater; Durant, OK 

In 2017, JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson will play in Australia and New Zealand during April with further tours and concerts throughout Europe, USA and South America later in the year.

Ian is accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums). 

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Official Tracklist


01. In the Past (Living In The Past)
02. Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You’re a Woman / Reasons For Waiting)
03. Bungle (Bungle In The Jungle)
04. We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major)
05. Farm, the Fourway (Farm On The Freeway)
06. Songs and Horses (Songs From The Wood / Heavy Horses) **
07. Only the Giving (Wond’ring Aloud)
08. Loco (Locomotive Breath)
09. Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song) **
10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)
11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) **
12. Aquafugue (Aqualung)

** Available for instant download with the full album iTunes Pre-Order

 

Sainted Sinners to release self titled album this month

"Just imagine the best of LYNYRD SKYNYRD meets WHITESNAKE and your somewhere in the ball park

that Sainted Sinners inhabit, these guys know what it is to rock with style"

Chris Tsangarides (Producer; JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY a.o.).



Expressing the “pure essence of rock’n’roll”, was the ambition that paired five well-known and experienced musicians together in early 2016, to create and play the music which is deeply inside their hearts and in their blood. The love for rock legends, such as DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE, UFO, BLACK SABBATH, VAN HALEN and many others, built the cornerstone for the music of the new founded five-piece called SAINTED SINNERS.


 

Fronted by the unique, soul-driven voice of American born vocalist DAVID REECE (ex-ACCEPT) and highly gifted guitar player FRANK PANÉ, SAINTED SINNERS got completed by legendary keyboard player FERDY DOERNBERG (AXEL RUDI PELL) and the dynamic rhythm section of the two former PURPENDICULAR members MALTE FREDERIK BURKERT (bass) and the Hungarian drum maestro BERCI HIRLEMAN. “The idea first started with me thinking about forming a band where I can follow my natural taste of music without compromises. I was writing music and then basically formed the band around who would fit the direction it was going”, remembers FRANK PANÉ, whose first step was to contact his former band mate DAVID REECE. “Being one of my all time-favourite singers, he was my obvious choice. It just clicked immediately and so we agreed to lead the band together as we trust and respect each other.”


 

Oklahoma born front man DAVID REECE grew up with the country music of artists like HANK WILLIAMS and discovered his love for rock music with the early works of THE WHO, ROLLING STONES and DEEP PURPLE. “I've toured around this wonderful world and learned many things about being a front-man and what it takes to bring the best game I've got to deliver to those who like me, love music and live it each and every day. I've also learned that in order to win, you must play with a real and meaningful team of players and writers - because teams win! And SAINTED SINNERS to me is a team, I feel very much a part of in my heart and cannot wait for the world to see and hear what we've created!” So when REECE was visited by PANÉ in his new home in the heart of Italy, his decision came quickly. “I always knew that his guitar playing was exceptional and it definitely was the right time to create some outstanding music. So he first played me what was supposed to become 'Truth Is A Lie' and I immediately grabbed onto the melody and it just kind of flowed from there”, remembers the vocalist, who released a milestone in rock and metal history with the successful ACCEPT record »Eat The Heat«, out in 1989.

“We have followed our natural creativity”, states PANÉ, who is in the music scene since more than two decades and was part of a.o. progressive metal act VALLEYS EVE and among others also the eminently respectable PURPENDICULAR. “It became very clear, that we shared the same vision and creative ideas”, added REECE. “Frank came to me with an album full of music that honestly was incredibly easy to absorb and write, too. He also respects me as a person and a singer, so it lifted me to apply my ideas on his music.” Call it magic, but this is what it takes to create an outstanding and unique record. “Sometimes it's even a little spooky how easy it was working together. One had an idea and the other followed with exactly what the other had in mind… some telepathic thing going on”, commented the guitar player.


 

The self-titled debut album, which will be out on the uprising EL PUERTO RECORDS label in February 24th 2017, tells a lot of rock’n’roll stories, written by the sophisticated vocalist. “I had a pretty rough year”, starts the singer and reaches back: “Lyrics are just stories about what I am going through as a person. Also the world stage of late has offered a plethora of topics and inspiration to write about.” Some of them are autobiographic and far away from what he calls “baby-baby-whoah”-lyrics. Both music and lyrics work together perfectly and make a great package, including outstanding tracks like the two singles 'Maybe She's Got Balls' and 'We're All Sainted Sinners', the furious opener 'Knight Of The Long Knives' or the gripping 'Blue Lightning Man'. Classic Hard Rock with deep emotions, heart and soul… and a lot of balls!


 

Those eleven tracks of the self-titled debut album were written and produced by FRANK PANÉ and DAVID REECE, partly recorded at Sound Design in Germany with ROBBIE HOCHWIND during mid-summer 2016, as well as in early fall 2016 by MARIO PERCUDANI at the Tanzan Music Studios. The final mastering was done by DANIELE MANDELLI at Tanzan Music Studios in late fall 2016.


 

“I feel a very strong sense of pride! I feel it's a great representation of who I and we are”, summarizes DAVID REECE, who calls the eleven tracks colorful. “Concerning the logistic distance between everybody and the fact that we just started as a band, it's a very promising debut with many albums to follow”, rejoices FRANK PANÉ. And it becomes obvious, that »Sainted Sinners« is the beginning of a new, exciting hard rocking fairytale.

 

SAINTED SINNERS - Sainted Sinners

 

El Puerto Records
 

 

US Release Date: February 24th, 2017

 

TRACK LISTING:

 

1. Knight Of The Long Knives
2. Beauty In The Beast
3. Maybe She's Got Balls
4. We're All Sainted Sinners
5. Blue Lightning Man
6. The Love That I Have Found
7. Did You
8. In Need
9. Evangeline
10. Shine Diamond Girl
11. Truth Is A Lie

 

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Night Ranger to release 'Don't Let Up' on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger. “Don’t Let Up” is set for a March 24th release. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD - physical format only). For your first taste of new music from the album, check out "Somehow Someway" here: https://youtu.be/n9zw-HLO_to

 

“‘Somehow Someway’ is all Night Ranger. It not only captures the spirit of our live shows but also is the essence of who we are and who we have been for the last 35 years…a kick ass American rock and roll band…case closed,” says Jack Blades, bassist and vocalist .

 

Adds Kelly Keagy, drummer and vocalist, "[t]he song "Somehow Someway" is an up-tempo rocker with an infectious, big guitar lick. Take caution while you're driving in your car, you may find yourself going WAY over the speed limit. Check it out!"

 

"Our new single, 'Somehow Someway' is a rockin' barnburner up to the standards of our first single, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me". This could be a great song to perform live and add to our setlist....Enjoy!!" encourages guitarist Brad Gillis.

 

Pre-order "Don't Let Up" and/or stream the first single here: http://radi.al/NightRangerDontLetUp or at the links below:


- Amazon: http://radi.al/DontLetUpAmazon
- iTunes: http://radi.al/DontLetUpiTunes
- Google Play: http://radi.al/DontLetUpGooglePlay
- Spotify: http://radi.al/DontLetUpSpotify

 

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80's, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.

 

The new album, "Don't Let Up" was self-produced by the band.

 

“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock 'n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says Blades of the new album.

 

Keagy adds, “Working on the material for the new album "Don't Let Up" was a great experience once again. I always look forward to creating music with Brad, Eric, Kerri, and Jack. I'm really looking forward to playing some of this material for the fans. It rocks!”

 

"I'm looking forward to the new Night Ranger studio effort 'Don't Let Up' as it's always a pleasure releasing new material to keep the bands creative flow. As typical for NR, we have all the elements that made us popular in the first place, including twin lead vocal tradeoffs with Jack and Kelly and dual guitar harmonies and solos with my new partner in crime, Keri Kelli. We've stacked the deck again with up tempo driving rock songs, mid tempo tunes and a few acoustic ballad tracks. We're hoping this new album will be added to your existing Night Ranger catalog!!!" enthuses Gillis.

 

With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, and more than 1 billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.

 

Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more.

 

The band was also one of the first big "video" bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.

 

Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s "Hear The Truth” brand campaign; and many more!

 

NIGHT RANGER is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards), and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).

 

“Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:


1. Somehow Someway
2. Running Out Of Time
3. Truth
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
10. Jamie
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday

*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition

 

*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)

 

For More Info Visit: http://www.nightranger.com   https://www.facebook.com/nightranger

 

Marcel Coenen guests as main guitarist on new Ayreon album, video released

Bo~EL (Bo-El Guitar Company) guitarist Marcel Coenen features as the guitarist on the star studded new rock opera album of Ayreon. The band, with changing members, built-up around former Vengeance guitarist Arjen Anthony Lucassen, will release the album 'The Source' op April 28.

 

Besides Coenen, other artists featured on the album are amazing. The international status of Ayreon enables Arjen Lucassen to write his characters with some of the most respected singers in rock in mind: James Labrie, Tommy Giles Rogers, Simone Simons, Mike Mills, Floor Jansen, Hansi Kursch, Mihael Eriksen, Tobias Sammet, Nils K Rue, Zaher Zorgati, Tommy Karevik and Russell Allen.  Special contributions were offered by guitarists Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan and keyboard player Mark Kelly.

 

Watch the brand new video for the 13 minute epic ‘The Day The World Breaks Down’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFuMKdrzPqU&feature=youtu.be

 

Ayreon will also hit the stage in September in 013, Tilburg, where the show was sold out so quickly, immediately after two shows were added. Besides Coenen, also Bo~EL bassist Johan van Stratum will take part in this live sensation. Renowned drummer Ed Warby (Gorefest, Hail Of Bullets) will form the backbone of the band.