Fireforce reveal new album artwork

The complete artwork for "ANNIHILATE THE EVIL"!! Be sure to put this one on your wish list for September 1st, 2017. On LIMB MUSIC!



The album was recorded and produced by the same team (Producer RD LIAPAKIS and engineer CHRISTIAN SCHMID) and in t
he same studio (THE PROPHECY STUDIOS) as the previous releases. The cover artwork was done by UWE JARLING and the booklet design by ANESTIS GOUDAS.


JONAS SANDERS, the drummer for PROPAIN, and a good friend of the band, was enlisted to play the drum tracks for this new album.


Be prepared for 12 COMBAT METAL tracks that will get you in their grip!



If you're interested in booking the band: booking@fireforceband.com



If you're interested in playing the drums in Fireforce: booking@fireforceband.com



The band: Filip “Flype” Lemmens: Vocals, Erwin Suetens: Guitars, Thierry van der Zanden: Guitars, Serge Bastaens: Bass, Jonas Sanders: Drums

Masterplan announce release date for 'PimpKings' on AFM Records

Masterplan's upcoming release will be a special one for band leader Roland Grapow, because it shows the man revisiting his Helloween past. "PumpKings" includes 11 songs which Roland contributed to Helloween's rich legacy during his time in the band. These songs have been re-recorded by Masterplan's current line-up recently. "PumpKings" will be released on July 28th as Digipak and colored (of course ORANGE ;-)) double Vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

Tracklisting:

01. The Chance
02. Someone's Crying
03. Mankind
04. Step Out Of Hell
05. Mr. Ego
06. Still We Go
07. Escalation 666
08. The Time Of The Oath
09. Music
10. The Dark Ride
11. Take Me Home

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The Brink join forces with the  NWOBHR Frontiers Music Srl are currently unleashing

Continuing the trend of finding the cream of the crop of the current New Wave of British Hard Rock, Frontiers Music Srl is excited to present to the world our newest signing, THE BRINK for a multi-album worldwide deal!

Check out music videos for "One Night Only" and "Never Again" at the links below:

• ONE NIGHT ONLY https://youtu.be/RvfUJ_pVX54

• NEVER AGAIN https://youtu.be/-_jl5YKjSt4

Influenced by classic bands of both past and present, The Brink, Tom Quick (vocals), Alex Bittles (lead guitar), Izzy Trixx (rhythm guitar), Gary Connor (bass guitar), and Davide DRAKE Bocci (drums), truly bring new life and a new energy to the British hard rock table. They are producing a vibrant, new, 21st Century form of balls-to-the-wall rock n roll! With a reputation for being one of the most hard-working bands in the country, The Brink show no evidence of slowing down or losing the passion they have for rock music. Weaving delicate harmonies, both vocal and instrumental, together with hard driving rock riffs, they have created a fresh style of their own, enticing fans from a variety of rock genres. Fueled by stellar influences, they create fist pumping anthems and epic ballads built for the stadium stage. With a live performance filled with excitement and vivacity to go with songwriting chops befitting early Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, The Brink are a must listen! 

Their rock n roll journey started in Wisbech & Cambridge. They have worked their way up the ladder to headline in places such as London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham and Lincoln! With two E.P.s under their belt and much more to come, the future looks bright and the road long. This bunch certainly have what it takes to go the distance.

The band states, “After many years of hard work and lots of up’s and down’s, we can finally say that we are signed! It is an absolute honor to be signed to Frontiers. With a great roster of some of the world’s greatest rock bands of all time, this is truly a fantastic opportunity and privilege to join that kind of company. Now we will continue to push and turn this great opportunity given to us into everything we have ever wanted!! We cannot wait to finish the album and deliver it to rock fans around the world.”

The Brink is hard at work recording their debut album, which is expected to be released in late 2017 early 2018.

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SOUL SECRET sign to PRIDE & JOY MUSIC

Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Italian Progressive Metal band SOUL SECRET for the release of their fourth album “Babel” which will be released on July 28th, 2017. Songs from this record will premiere live in Germany at the band’s opening performance for this year’s NIGHT OF THE PROG FESTIVAL at the Loreley on July 14th, opening for none other than MIKE PORTNOY.

Soul Secret are an Italian progressive metal band based in Naples. After a long time playing together, they hit the market in 2008 with their debut album „Flowing Portraits“, published by ProgRock Records and with Mark Basile (DGM) as guest singer on the whole album. This album was highly praised by the critics and let them play on stage together with bands like Pendragon, Vanden Plas and Subsignal. After three years the band published „Closer To Daylight“ under Galileo Records, a heavier album featuring Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band) on „River’s Edge“ and Arno Menses on the acclaimed 16+ minutes suite „Aftermath“. After playing together again with Subsignal and Vanden Plas, the band decided to change the singer and to start working on a new album. While writing it, they played together with Haken and Neal Morse Band. Their third release, called „4“, was their first concept album and released on April 10th 2015 (October 4th in USA) by GoldenCore Records and distributed by Zyx Music.

 

Their new album, titled „BABEL“, will be released by Pride & Joy Music on July 28th 2017 and will be previewed at Night Of The Prog, opening Mike Portnoy’s show. BABEL is a concept album, covering topics like religion and love and ranging from classic progressive rock to more modern progressive metal, with influences from djent, electronic and latin music. The artwork was completely designed by Thomas Ewerhard and the mix handled by Alex Argento (Virgil Donati, Marco Sfogli). 

Line-up: Claudio Casaburi (Bass), Luca Di Gennaro (Keyboards), Lino Di Pietrantonio (Vocals), Antonio Mocerino (Drums), Antonio Vittozzi (Guitars)

 

Web: www.facebook.com/soulsecretband /  www.soulsecret.net

 

Live:  14.07. D-Loreley, Night Of The Prog

 

BADGE sign to PRIDE & JOY MUSIC

Pride & Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Swedish Hard Blues Rock band BADGE for the release of their third album “If It Hurts It Must Be Good”! The release was set to July 28th, 2017!

 

BADGE was put together by guitarist/singer Matti Norlin and drummer Fredrik Haake in 2002. Matti´s love for Pre War Blues and both their ambition to create new and exciting music is the drive. 

 

Since then BADGE has released two albums „Kill Another Fuzz“ in 2010 and „If I Could Love I’d Love This“ in 2013.  Their new album“ If It Hurts It Must Be Good“ will be available via Pride & Joy Music from July 28th, 2017.

 

With focus on energy, new paths and groove, but always to serve the song, BADGE has been breaking new ground ever since. Even though they started out with the old Blues in mind, they never thought about themselves as a Blues band. Rather a band that makes it’s own mark with many influences. 

In 2013 BADGE was picked to represent Sweden in the European Blues Challenge. In 2014 Matti Norlin and Fredrik Haake got a composer-scholarship from SKAP (Swedish Society of song-writers) for the music of BADGE, and the video for the track “If I Could Love This” reached over 135.000 views on YouTube.

 

With the new album „If It Hurts It Must Be Good„, they have really come a long way as far as songwriting and getting a unique sound on print! The first advance single from the album, „Break Down“, was picked by Swedish national radio as one of the top 30 songs of Rock in 2015!

 

*Matti Norlin has released four solo albums: Pre War Blues (1995), Kitchen Sink Blues (1998), Sliding Out (2002) and  LIVE – Blues Three Floors Up (2010). Matti has established himself as a great blues artist and is one of the most perceptive interpreters of early Scandinavian „Pre War Blues“. He has also appeared on records with Sam Mitchell (ex-Rod Stewart’s band), Nicolai Dunger and Tony & The Bitters (interpretations of the Swedish death metal band Dismember).

 

*Fredrik Haake has previously played with New York band God is my co-pilot as he made several tours with, both in Europe and the U.S. Fredrik was involved in two of the band’s CDs. He also starred in his New York period in Jim Sclavunos (from Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds) new band The Vanity Set and recorded an album with Roger Manning. Fredrik has also been featured in Sideburn, Moa and Swedish-American heavy metal band Meldrum who toured with: Motorhead, Zakk Wylde Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, and Nashville Pussy. 

 

*Lennart „Z“ Zethzon is featured in Swedish Classic rock band „Lugnet“ who released their debut last year. He also appears on two albums with Clifftones. In -98 Lennart put down the bass for Leda Battisti’s self title release, featuring Grammy Award winner Ottmar Liebert.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/badgesweden

 

Frontiers Music Srl announce signing of AOR newbies Creye

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of one of the most exciting AOR newcomers to the scene, CREYE! Hailing from Sweden (of course!), Creye was founded by Grand Slam guitarist Andreas Gullstrand. The band recently released a debut EP which shows enormous potential and immediately sparked interest from Frontiers. With soaring vocals and harmonies and melodies that seem to have been taken straight from the 80’s masterpieces of AOR music, Creye are here to stay and the multi-album deal signed with leading Italian rock label Frontiers Music Srl will help them pursue the goals they are determined and very serious to achieve for their career.

“We were very picky when it came to choosing a suitable label for us,” says Andreas. “The options were many, but at the end of the day we were looking for a label with muscles big enough to help us get to the next level. When the question arose from Frontiers, it immediately felt like this was exactly the kind of label that we were searching for!”

 

CREYE debuted in late 2016 with the single "Never Too Late," which caused some stir in the AOR scene with outstanding reviews and immediate talk of the “next big thing” to come out of Sweden. Andreas worked hard to recruit a strong line-up of full-time members as well as continuing to put together new material. In March 2017, the 3 song EP, "Straight To The Top" was released by the band, showing off a much more mature and evolved sound. And finally, in May 2017 vocalist Robin Jidhed (son of ALIEN singer, Jim) joined the band and thereby added the final piece to the puzzle.

 

This is just the beginning and you can be sure that CREYE will definitely live up to the initial hype!

If you are into bands such as Work of ArtArt NationOne Desire, and early H.E.A.T, then this band is for you. If you have not yet had the chance to review them, hit the play button below NOW and have a listen to “Never Too Late,” a feel good, breezy uptempo AOR track which can only put a big fat smile on your face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QuNriyyeJo

 

CREYE is:

Vocals - Robin Jidhed
Lead Guitar - Andreas Gullstrand
Rythm Guitar - Fredrik Joakimsson 
Bass - Gustaf Örsta
Keyboards - Joel Rönning
Drums - Arvid Filipsson

http://www.creyesweden.com/  https://www.facebook.com/creyesweden  https://www.instagram.com/creyesweden/  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYSy_dPYgFCRgD0vxJzWTNQ

 

Swedish guitar player JACK L. STROEM to release self-titled debut album

Jack L. Stroem is the newest up and coming artist in Gothenburg’s Rock scene, taking influences from old bands such as Rainbow, Judas Priest and Genesis mixing it with a modern heavy alt-rock sound. He has always been a musician at heart, smashing his mother’s mandolin while watching Deep Purple – California Jam at age 4, picking up the guitar some years later and singing shortly thereafter. Slowly building up a name for himself Jack went to Tommy Reinxeed (Sabaton, Reinxeed) and Christian Liljegren (Narnia).  He guested a solo on the title track from Reinxeed’s album „Welcome To The Theatre“ in 2012.

In late 2016 with two tours behind him, the artist went in the studio abroad in Salem OR, USA to record his self-titled debut with producer Charles Normal and with a hand of session musicians. The line-up consists of:

 

Jack L. Stroem – vocals, guitar, synth
Bass: Kammo Olayvar, Henrik Ulvsgärd, Charles Normal , Jarred Venti
Drums: Jason Carter, Max Ulvsgärd, Dennis Nybratt
Hammond Organ: Svenne Jansson
Backing Vocals: August Svärdström, Vide Bjerde

 

Produced by Jack L. Stroem and Charles Normal

 

Music and words by Jack L. Stroem

 

Aiming for a human performance the album has no autotune or melodyne effect’s on any vocals.
With a release party booked at Hard Rock Café, frontpage news and high reviews the hype for the record can’t get much higher.

https://www.facebook.com/JackLStroem/    www.twitter.com/jacklstroem

 

Get your Dirty Thrills with Frontiers Music Srl!

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of British hard rock quartet DIRTY THRILLS for a multi-album deal.

 

Dirty Thrills have recently been hard at work in the studio recording their upcoming new album, “Heavy Living”. A highly anticipated first release for their new label home, Frontiers Music Srl, that is going to be full of explosive, pull-no-punches new songs. "Heavy Living" serves as the follow up to their well received EP releases and 2014 self-titled debut. The release will be accompanied by festival dates this summer and a full headline tour this fall.

 

Renowned producer, engineer, and mixer James ‘Lerock’ Loughrey is producing the album at Monnow Valley Studio in North Wales. Opened in 1975, the studio has played host to many a legend (like Black Sabbath and Robert Plant, to name a few) and James Loughrey himself has his own impressive track record including work with a diverse array of artists ranging from Skindred (official) to Lionel Richie to Manic Street Preachers to Björk and not to mention, Page and Plant and Def Leppard.

 

“The first time I saw the Dirty Thrills live I was blown away!” says James Loughrey. “I knew straight away that we needed to get into a studio to capture that raw energy and give them a record which would do their live show justice.”

 

The band’s live work has been building an impressive reputation as a perfect musical blend of sex, riffs, and lung-busting vocals and the aim is to capture that synergy in the studio, where according to bass player Aaron Plows, “the new album is shaping up to be a real treat.”

 

“We are honoured and beyond excited to be signing a multi-album deal with Frontiers,” says the band. “Many of the legendary bands on the label have hugely influenced our music and direction. We can't wait to spread the Dirty Thrills sound around the globe, make new fans to share our music with and hopefully inspire the next generation in the way we have been. Here's to the future with our new family at Frontiers!”

 

See a trailer for the new album here: https://youtu.be/618ZGTS4BFQ

 

Upcoming Shows (More To Be Announced Soon):

 

May 28th - Lechlade Festival

June 1st - Brighton, Sticky Mikes (supporting Slydigs)

June 3rd - Camden Rocks Festival

June 4th - Guildford, Boiler Room (supporting SlyDigs)

June 24th - Wildfire Festival

July 29th - Ramblin' Man Fair

 

Check out the band’s website for a full list of dates, and ticket sales details: http://www.dirty-thrills.com/

 

Connect with Dirty Thrills:  https://www.facebook.com/DirtyThrills    https://twitter.com/DirtyThrills    https://www.instagram.com/dirtythrills/   https://open.spotify.com/artist/5wDJA6WnqUgGomZGyPY9nH

 

Escape Music to release Snow 'At Last' on 21 July 2017

Formed from the ashes of Speed Of Light by the Cavazo brothers – guitarist Carlos and bassist Tony – SNOW should've been as huge as Van Halen. Sadly, the quartet (the line-up completed by vocalist Doug Ellison and drummer Stephen Quadros) just couldn't get signed for love or money. However, as you will discover, the Californian band would still have a great deal of influence on the early 80s American metal scene....

'My brother Tony and I formed Speed Of Light with a drummer by the name of Perri Strong in 1973,' explains Carlos Cavazo. 'Tony and I did all the vocals. I hated singing, but we couldn't find anyone who could sing at the time, so we were stuck doing the vocals. We were a cover band, but we nevertheless were able to gain some local notoriety.'

'We were a hard rock band playing backyard keg parties and thirty minute lunchtime shows at High Schools,' adds Tony Cavazo. 'When we first put the band together we were both guitarists and we had a bass player, but he went on vacation with his parents for a month. He had left his bass and amp at Perri's house where we rehearsed. I picked it up and from that moment on the bass became my instrument. When our bassist came back we had to tell him that I was playing bass in the band now.'

The search for a lead singer had ended with the recruitment in 1976 of Fred Dehut, who joined alongside new drummer Roger Singer. Dehut would last until mid 1977, at which point the legendary Doug Ellison came on board. The name change to SNOW occurred soon after.

'We met Doug through a musicians contact service in Hollywood,' recalls Carlos. 'At that time Tony and I were sharing a house in Newport Beach. When Doug joined the band he moved in with us. It was definitely a party house!'

 'I auditioned and moved in the house shortly thereafter,' adds Ellison, having relocated to California from New York City. 'I had been in a band called the Flying Tigers and played in Manhattan with the likes of the Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads at CBGB's and Max's Kansas City. I moved west to get serious.'

In the summer of '78 Roger Singer left the band, and SNOW decided to move to L.A.

 'I was living in a very dangerous neighbourhood in Hollywood at the time,' remembers Stephen. 'I think either I had an ad in the 'Recycler' newspaper or the band did. I was out of practice at the time but their music was right up my alley. So when we got together, in their garage, the chemistry was immediate. And when we launched into an impromptu version of Montrose's 'Space Station #5' we all knew.' 

'We started out playing clubs and backyard parties; basically any gigs that were paying money,' recalls Carlos. 

'We did our share of backyard parties, and getting them raided by the police because we were so loud!' Stephen chuckles. 'But it wasn't long before we were playing clubs like The Whisky A Go Go, The Troubadour and The Starwood.'

Becoming regulars on the L.A. club circuit over the next two years, SNOW built up a healthy and fervent following, playing alongside contemporaries as Smile, Pretty Poison, Eulogy, A La Carte, White Sister, Pegasus, The Boyz, Quiet Riot and London. The latter's bassist Nikki Sixx would also open for SNOW on two occasions in Motley Crue's formative club daze. SNOW also opened up for Johnny Winter, Starz, Spirit and Canned Heat

'Like any other band it took us a while to garner a following and to tighten up our live presentation,' recalls Quadros. 'We definitely paid our dues and slowly began to reap the rewards. One thing that was a constant however was that we always had loads of raw energy! Thus our tagline 'Pure Uncut Rock'! This was a result of the natural or unnatural, whichever way you look at it, chemistry between all of us.'

By this point SNOW had begun to gather together recordings of their original material.

'Our first demos were recorded in our rehearsal studio with a 4 track,' states Carlos, 'but I think the first pro- recordings we made were for the EP. We managed to build a large following and our EP helped immensely. When the EP came out, I noticed the crowds getting bigger. And we did have a pretty cool stage show. Between what we had, and what our management invested into the band, we were pretty fortunate to have decent gear.' 

The Snow EP was something of legend, even in the early 80s. Released on their own Dynamic imprint, it was extremely limited, with distribution appearing to centre solely on the L.A. area and particularly the band's gigs. Consisting of five tracks ('No Way To Treat A Lady', 'Hell No', 'Crack The Whip', 'Bad Generation' and the absolutely skull crushing 'Don't Want Anymore') , the EP found SNOW in utterly ferocious form. What it lacked in state of the art production it more than made up for with its sheer 'take no prisoners' attitude and 'pure uncut' energy. 

More you can read inside the booklet……...

Words: Dave Reynolds

Release Date: 21 July 2017 

 

Band is: Doug Ellison – All Vocals, Carlos Cavazo – All guitars  (Quite Riot), Tony Cavazo – Bass  (Hurricane),

Stephen Quadros - Drums

CD 1 (Studio):

 

1. We're Gonna Make It 4:06

2. Oh, Baby  3:30

3. Steal A Kiss  4:34

4. Mannequin Eyes  3:57

5. Stop The Music  5:01

6. Trying To Survive  3:25

7. Fever  3:56

8. Crack The Whip  3:42

9. No Way To Treat A Lady  3:37

10. Hell No  4:32

11. Don't Want Anymore  4:26

12. Bad Generation  4:04

 

CD 2 (Live)

 

1. Fire  4:43

2. Shame On You  4:00

3. No Way To Treat A Lady  3:54

4. I Really Don't Care  3:25

5. Throw Me A Line  4:34

6. Makes Me Cry  3:42

7. Break Your Neck  6:25

8. Don't Want Anymore  4:26

9. Full Auto (Drum Solo)  4:11

10. Crack The Whip  4:39

11. White Noize (Guitar Solo) 2:59

12. No More Booze  7:12

 

The Live CD was Mixed by Duane Barron (Ozzy Osborne, Quite Riot, Dream Theatre, Cinderella, Alice Cooper.  

 

Reach return as a Trio for new album due later this year

Swedish hard rockers REACH is back - now as a power trio with a brandd new album just recorded and mixed. The album has been produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T), and Tobias Lindell (Europe, Avatar, etc.) mixed the album. With a modern sound and strong melodies showcasing the bands abilities this new album called "The Great Divine" will take the listeners by storm. REACH's new album is due for release in 2017. 

 

The new material consists of 10 songs written by singer and guitar player Ludvig Turner ranging from the heavy opening track "Into Tomorrow", the spooky ”Nightmare” and the modern and catchy "Running On Empty" to the radio friendly ”One Life”. More titles and album cover revealed in near future.

 

REACH is: Marcus Johansson (Drums), Ludvig Turner (Guitars & Vocals), Soufian Ma’Aoui (Bass)

 

Originally put together in 2012 by guitarist Ludvig Turner and drummer Marcus Johansson they got lots of attention from making their own version of Avicii’s super hit ”Wake me up” - a huge success and now the video has almost 3.000.000 views.

 

The debut album ”Reach Out To Rock” was released in 2015, followed by tours in UK, Sweden and visiting 11 countries in Europe. Ludvig also became known for his singing ability taking part in the Swedish Idol contest 2014, so when starting to prepare for the new album it felt naturally that he picked up the singing as well and playing the guitar. They are now joined by long-term friend and bass extraordinary Soufian Ma’Aoui (We will rock you UK, Gutterdämmerung, Houston).

 

REACH’s music can be described as classic rock, and the sound has developed into a more modern sound, still with strong melodies and hooks and showcasing Ludvig’s vocal range capabilities.

 

Despite their young age they are already experienced live performers, having played festivals such as HRH (UK), Frontiers (IT), Download (UK), Väsby Rock (SE), Skogsröjet (SE). 2016 kept them busy writing new material and making a one off festival appearance at Stockholm Rocks Summerfest. And 2017 started off with a UK mini tour in conjunction to the HRH Festival in March.

 

www.facebook.com/reachofficialsweden   www.reachofficial.com

ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE SIGNING TO earMUSIC for 'Paranormal'

earMUSIC is proud to announce the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper.

 

Paranormal, Alice Cooper's new studio album and his first in six years, will be released on July 28, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set, and Digital.

 

The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD — a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce, alongside carefully selected live recordings.

 

Paranormal also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.

 

Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of Paranormal, visiting cities in the U.S., Europe, and Australasia.

 

ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:

4/22 -Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena

4/23 - Springfield, IL - Prairie Capitol Conventionion Center

4/25 - Charleston, WV - Municipal Auditorium

4/26 - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall

4/27 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center

4/29 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center

4/30 - Augusta, GA - The Bell Auditorium

5/2 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater

5/3 -Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall

5/4- Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater

5/6 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theatre

5/7 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center 5/8 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for The Performinging Arts

5/10 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center 5/11 - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium

5/13 - Columbia, SC - Koger Center for the Arts

5/14 - Nashville, TN - TPAC

5/16 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!

6/7 - Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 6/8 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre 6/9 - Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheatre

6/12 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theater

6/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall

6/16 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre 6/17 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Ampitheatre

6/18 -Airway Heights, WA - Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concertert Season at Northern Qu

6/20 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Theatre

6/21 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater

6/22 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater

6/24 - El Paso, TX - KLAQ Streetfest

 

DEEP PURPLE / ALICE COOPER / EDGAR WINTER:

8/12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan 8/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre

8/15 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion

br 8/16 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater

8/18 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Paviliilion

8/19 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion

8/21 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre

8/23 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

8/24 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion

8/26 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

8/27 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center

8/28 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

8/30 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Amphitheater

9/1 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion

9/2 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage

9/3 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

9/6 - Chicago, IL - Tinley Park

9/8 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

9/9 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center

9/10 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

 

Sweden unleashes Kryptonite on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce an amazing new melodic rock combo from Sweden: KRYPTONITE.

 

For your first taste of music and to hear more about the band from the guys themselves, head on over to their freshly launched Facebook page and watch the behind-the-scenes video they've shared there: fb.me/KryptoniteSweden

 

Sometimes musicians are put together who only know each other from afar via their respective recordings, but something clicks and triggers a magical moment. That's exactly what happened when Jakob Samuel from The Poodles met up with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio on the heels of a concept created by Frontiers President Serafino Perugino. Together, they set off to work on a new band that could offer lyrical concepts that are deep and intelligent with music that operates within the genres they excel in. And most importantly, has a great energy and impact.

 

Together with executive producer Serafino Perugino, they handpicked each musician to be part of their vision for a strong lineup of young and hungry Swedish musicians that would be ready to go out there and kick some ass. Pontus Egberg, formerly of The Poodles and now the bass player for King Diamond and Treat, was the first one to enter the picture, followed shortly thereafter by Robban Back of Mustasch (and ex-Eclipse). The choice of guitar player fell to the young and immensely gifted Mike Palace. Mike showed his huge talents as a writer and performer on his band Palace’s debut album and on several songs he has already written for the label.

 

The recording and writing sessions flowed freely and the songs came naturally. This band will truly set a standard for what fans perceive as melodic hard rock in today’s climate. It is classic, but modern at the same time, groovy and cool.

 

You will love what Jakob, Michael, Pontus, and Robban have cooked up for you as Kryptonite - Sweden! Stay tuned for upcoming announcements concerning the release date and the forthcoming first video/single!

 

Nazareth join forces with Frontiers Music Srl for their brand new studio album

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of legendary rockers NAZARETH to the label for the release of a brand new studio album in 2018!

 

The current line-up of the band consists of Jimmy Murrison (longest serving guitarist in the band’s history), Lee Agnew (drummer since Darrel Sweet’s death in 1999), Pete Agnew (founding member, on bass) and new singer Carl Sentance (who joined the band in 2015 after Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness).

 

Pete Agnew says, “[w]ith Carl as our brand new singer and Frontiers as our brand new record company, the buzz surrounding us right now is the same as it was when we went in to record our very first album. Can't wait for the sparks to fly!“

 

Originally coming together as The Shadettes in 1968 in Dunfermline, Scotland, the entity known as Nazareth came together in spring 1970 and released their eponymous debut album in 1971. The band came to prominence after the release of the Roger Glover (Deep Purple, Rainbow) produced "Razamanaz" in 1973. Two more successful releases, "Loud 'n' Proud" and Rampant, followed before the release of "Hair of the Dog" in 1975, which was an unqualified success. The title track was a staple of '70s rock radio and the ballad "Love Hurts" is a worldwide hit.

 

Nazareth maintained a solid sales history during the '80s, particularly in Germany, where "Dream On" became a hit single. A tribute of note to the band came in 1993 when Guns N' Roses covered "Hair of the Dog" on their "The Spaghetti Incident?" album.

 

To date, Nazareth has recorded 23 studio albums, earning them platinum, gold, and silver awards around the world. Their latest release, “Rock n’ Roll Telephone” was released in 2014 and generally hailed by music critics as another masterpiece in a long line of them from the band.

 

Frontiers is honored to be part of this legendary band's rock 'n roll legacy and looks forward to releasing another great slice of classic hard rock from Nazareth!

 

 

www.nazarethdirect.co.uk   www.facebook.com/nazarethofficial 

 

Ladies and gentleman, let us introduce you to Kee Of Hearts!

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of KEE OF HEARTS, a new band project built around two true melodic rock superstars: Tommy Heart, singer of Fair Warning and Kee Marcello, former Europe guitarist!

 

With a line-up rounded out by Ken Sandin (Alien) on bass and Italian drummer Marco Di Salvia (Pino Scotto), the guys started working on the album in late 2016. With their songwriting strongly focused on melodic rock songs, the album came to completion under the direction of producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and covers a wide spectrum of styles with a lot of attention given to crafting great hooks delivered by musicians that know how to deliver the goods!

 

Musically, the band operates in a territory defined by Scandinavian AOR meeting German melodic hard rock with influences from the classic U.S. AOR giants (think Giant, Journey, etc.).

 

All in all, an unmissable release and a highlight of the melodic rock scene! The album is planned for release in the late summer.

 

Wind Rose release new album on 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

Website: http://www.windroseofficial.com

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

 

Inner Wound Recordings online

Website: http://www.innerwound.com

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

 

Absolva reveal details on forthcoming new double album 'Defiance'

BRITISH METAL BAND ABSOLVA REVEAL THE ARTWORK, TRACK LISTING AND PRE-ORDER FANPACKS FOR THEIR UPCOMING NEW DOUBLE ALBUM

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Absolva’s first ever live show (SOS Festival, July 2012), the band is to release its’ fourth studio album, entitled ‘Defiance’, on 28th July 2017 and now reveal the artwork, track listing and pre-order fanpacks. The new record features 12 brand new studio recordings as well as a bonus CD which includes the last single ‘Harsh Reality’ plus 3 tracks and a drum solo recorded live at Huskvarna Rock and Art event (Sweden 2016), together with 3 acoustic versions of songs from the band’s catalogue.

 

Available to pre-order now at www.absolva.com

 

CD 1
1. Life on the Edge
2. Defiance
3. Rise Again
4. Fistful of Hate
5. Never Be the Same
6. Alarms
7. Connections
8. Midnight Screams
9. Life and Death
10. Eclipse
11. Who Dares Wins
12. Reflection

 

CD 2
1. Harsh Reality
2. Hundred Years (Live)
3. Live for the Fight (Live)
4. Drum Solo (Live)
5. Code Red (Live)
6. Never A Good Day to Die (Acoustic)
7. It Is What It Is (Acoustic)
8. Never Back Down (Acoustic)

 

The front cover image is a fitting reprise of the band’s original artwork by Mike Collins, Lungfull Design for the debut album ‘Flames of Justice’ which featured what has become casually known as the ‘alien womb’ image and has been included to a lesser degree in all the band’s subsequent coverart. This time the ‘alien womb’ has a re-vamp by Caio Caldes of Cadiesart who also designed the artwork for the last album ‘Never A Good Day to Die’ and the ‘Harsh Reality single. The back cover of the new album also features a dystopian style street scene in keeping with the defiant theme of some of the new songs.

 

Frontman Chris Appleton has this to say ‘Especially as this new album has taken longer to emerge than previous Absolva records, we wanted to offer our fans something very special and after looking at different possibilities and fan suggestions, we decided to do a double CD which includes live tracks and acoustic tracks. We were very happy with the audio captured at our debut Swedish show last year at the Huskvarna festival, so it was a great chance to use that and many fans had suggested acoustic versions of some songs too. Also, Martin’s drum solo proves very popular in our set so that gets a well-deserved place as well’.

Similar to the band’s previous releases there’s a range of packs for fans to pre-order….
Option 1 : Double CD only
Option 2 : Double CD, fanpack - Code Red dog tag, 4 custom guitar picks (one for each studio album), full colour magazine with band history, profile of each member, story behind the album & lots more.
Option 3 : Double CD, fanpack (as above), exclusive album T-shirt
Option 4 : Double CD, fanpack (as above), hoodie
Option 5 : Double CD, fanpack (as above), exclusive album T-shirt, hoodie

 

Dedicated with love & the coolest of memories to Wizz Wizzard 17/9/63 ~ 28/12/2016

 

Prong News

The new PRONG-Album “Zero Days” is another monster of an album, another step towards refining the perfect PRONG-Sound and another album that lacks any filler or lacklustre moment.

 

Musically, it hits home from the first bars of the mighty opener “However It May End” to the last bars of the albums closing track “Wasting Of The Dawn”. Every track is it’s own emotional roller-coaster ride, chock-full of massive riffage, ironclad grooves and topped off by Victor’s ever-improving vocal delivery.

 

“Zero Days" was once again produced by Tommy Victor, with trusted collaborator Chris Collier as co-producer and engineer.

 

Tommy Victor talks about “Zero Days”:

“I must say a lot of effort was put into this new “Zero Days” recording. From the minute I would get off tour, I would consolidate ideas from the road and form new ones. Again the focus was on creating good songs. We wanted this record to be modern as well as holding justice to all the previous releases. Again and maybe even more than normally I went crazy meticulous with the lyrics. I had built up a lot to say and I wanted to articulate them in the most intelligent way possible. I firmly believe the mission was accomplished all around. We are really pleased with the performances on this record, as well. It's a solid outing. We have the anthems, the bangers, the thrashers, the grooves, everything that makes up a PRONG record. It's definitely a record to listen to start to finish!!”

 

"Zero Days" will be released on July 28th, 2017 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2 LP gatefold, download and stream.

 

Tracklisting Digi (Cover with Logo on the side)

 

01. However It May End 3:36
02. Zero Days 3:35
03. Off the Grid 3:18
04. Divide and Conquer 3:16
05. Forced Into Tolerance 3:16
06. Interbeing 3:50
07. Blood Out of Stone 4:12
08. Operation of the Moral Law 3:30
09. The Whispers 3:19
10. Self Righteous Indignation 4:13
11. Rulers of the Collective 3:01
12. Compulsive Future Projection 3:10
13. Wasting of the Dawn 4:39
14. Reasons to Be Fearful 3:31 (bonus track)

 

Tracklisting 2LP (Cover with logo on top)


Side 1
01. However It May End 3:36
02. Zero Days 3:35
03. Off the Grid 3:18

 

Side 2
01. Divide and Conquer 3:16
02. Forced Into Tolerance 3:16
03. Interbeing 3:50

 

Side 3
01. Blood Out of Stone 4:12
02. Operation of the Moral Law 3:30
03. The Whispers 3:19

 

Side 4
01. Self Righteous Indignation 4:13
02. Rulers of the Collective 3:01
03. Compulsive Future Projection 3:10
04. Wasting of the Dawn 4:39

 

​PRONG also announce 2017 European “Zero Days”-Summer Tour, featuring some of the most coveted festivals as well as a run of headline shows!

 

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!”


“Zero Days - European 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

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ORDEN OGAN - 'Gunman' video clip released

German Power metal band ORDEN OGAN premieres the first video clip taken from the upcoming album „Gunmen”. The group’s new music video, filmed for the song “Gunman”, was once again directed by Rainer “Zipp” Fränzen, who works with the band since 2012’s “To The End” album and its video releases “The Things We Believe In” and “Land Of The Dead”.

 

“The creation of the “Gunman” clip was once again real team work”, band leader Seeb Levermann states. "The new ORDEN OGAN album "Gunmen" is set in a dark fantasy Wild West environment, so obviously we had to go to Monument Valley (Utah) to shoot there. There is no other place in the world that is more "Wild West”. We shot at the classic Monument Valley scenery as well as at the famous John Ford’s Point and also did horseback rides.”


The second extensive part of filming took place in Germany, but also here the band tried something new. “A Western city in an adventure park proved to be the perfect location”, Seeb smiles. “Things came full circle here, because we’ve also recorded the drums for “Gunman” there - to be more specific - in the “Western Saloon” of the “Fort Fun” adventure park. We wanted to have this huge 80ies snare ambience that you can only get from big rooms. When the Wild West concept took form, we learned about the Saloon (in Fort Fun), did some test recordings there and were totally blown away. The hall sounds amazing and "Gunmen" may be my best sounding mix so far."

 

The “Gunmen” album consists of 10 songs, incl. a guest appearance by former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the track “Come With Me To The Other Side”.


“Gunmen” was once again produced by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Seeb Levermann, who just recently has also completed mix & mastering of the upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire release “Legendary Years”.

 

“Gunmen” will be released on July 7th, available as CD, ltd. Digipak (incl. “Live At Wacken 2016” bonus DVD), ltd. colored Vinyl (red and silver), ltd. Picture Vinyl and ltd. “coffin” box set (incl. ltd. Digipak, a figure of the band mascot "Alister Vale" (ca. 15 cm tall) and more).

 

 

Update on StOp sToP from Jacob Mofo

I started this band called "StOp, sToP!" in 2005, I met Vega in 2009 and Danny joined the band in 2013, that was when finally the line up was the perfect one. It's been 6 years since we all left everything behind in our old house in Barcelona to move to the U.K. in 2011 and after living in a van and loads of shit gigs infront of nobody or even busking, we learned the true love to our music! But the impossible soon started happening, all thanks to the following, people started following us, something we were giving to get that love back that made us stop living in a van and start making a living and even getting to afford a house! Haha!!


It's been 6 years living 24h a day the 365 days of the year the three of us together, no personal live, almost no time off, not even a minute wasted just gig after gig and more gigging, miles and miles, the U.K., Europe, USA, we've been in half world already and released 3 albums, yeah...


When I go on stage and I see happy faces, fun smiles, dancing moves, singing along and sweat all over my body it's when I feel alive, it's when all makes sense.


I can't wait to see you all at our upcoming gigs, we gotta keep this party going as we want rock and roll and we think this way it will never die! ;)


Big love and thank a lot motherfuckers!

 

28th May - BRIDGWATER (U.K.) Bar 27

2nd June - BRIDGWATER (U.K.) Blake Hall (support for "The Sex Pissed Dolls")

9th June - SWINDON (U.K.) The Victoria

23rd June - BILSTON (U.K.) The Robin 2 (+ White Tygër)

30th June - DONCASTER (U.K.) Woolpack Live

2nd July - NOTTINGHAM (U.K.) Stop Stop + Supports at The Maze The Maze

8th July - NORTHAMPTON (U.K.) Sixfields Rock Festival 2017

14th July - MILANO (ITALY) BLUE ROSE CLUB STOP STOP Live in Milan + Mr.Riot

15th July - TRIESTE (ITALY) The Wild Bunch Festival (in Prepotto di San Pelagio)

21st July - BERLIN (GERMANY) Rock im Grünen Open Air 2017

22nd July - QUARRYDOWNS (U.K.) Amplified Festival UK 2017

28th July - PENTRICH (U.K.) Rock & Blues Custom Show/Official (+Y&T, FM, British Lion, Graham Bonnet, etc.)

29th July - LEEDS (U.K.) The Duck & Drake

5th August - LONDON (U.K.) The Big Red

25th August - BARCELONA (SPAIN) StOp,sToP! + CrazyHat (Festes de Sants)

1st September - BRIDGWATER (U.K.) Bar 27

2nd September - SHEFFIELD (U.K.) O2 Academy "HRH Sleaze" (+Faster Pussycat, Vain, Love/Hate, etc)

8th September - MANCHESTER (U.K.) The Ruby Lounge (+ Mayday Miracle)

9th September - SWANSEA (U.K.) The Office Pub

15th September - VIENNA (AUSTRIA) DasBACH

22nd September - VALENCIA / SEDAVÍ (SPAIN) Paberse Club StOp,sToP! + The Splizzy Gang en Valencia

23rd September - MADRID (SPAIN) El Perro de la Parte de Atrás del Coche

6th October - MERTHYR TYDFIL (U.K.) The New Crown

7th October - SWINDON (U.K.) The Groves Company Inn

14th October - TORQUAY (U.K.) The Rockers Reunited (Victoria Hotel)

21st October - SWANSEA (U.K.) The office

27th October - BARNSLEY (U.K.) Jock's Cavern Barnsley

28th October - DONCASTER (U.K.) Woolpack Live (Halloween Party)

18th November - CHILTON POLDEN (U.K.) The White Hart Inn (Chilton Polden)

24th November - SWINDON (U.K.) The Victoria

25th November - CREWKERNE/SOMERSET (U.K.) The Old Stagecoach Inn

2nd December - SWANSEA (U.K.) The office

MORE DATES TO BE CONFIRMED SOON!

 

APPICE album release in autumn 2017

First studio album from the two legendary drum brothers together - Guest appearances by members and ex-members of Whitesnake, Dio, WASP, Quiet Riot and many more.

The two legendary drum brothers Carmine (Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, King Kobra) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Last In Line) are recording their first ever studio album together this spring under the name APPICE.

 

“After decades in this crazy music business, we will sit down for the first time and record songs TOGETHER for an amazing new studio album! The album will feature both new songs and classic tracks from our history! This is very exciting for us as we will have, as Ringo said, “A Little Help from My/Our Friends”. With that in mind, the result will be great sounding spine-shaking rhythmic foundations, along with BIG giant melodic guitars from hell, and on top, blazing vocals and melodies that will tear it all up! A first in a lifetime for us brothers!" say Carmine and Vinny.

 

Expect some great friends/guests to contribute to this album including Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt), Johnny Rod (WASP, King Kobra), Craig Goldy (Dio), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) and members of Last In Line among others.

 

Carmine says: “I am so excited to be doing this new Appice CD. It is always a challenge and fun doing music with Vinny. This CD is no exception and we will be doing cool songs with double drumming and lots ear candy for our fans, not to mention playing with some of our special friends. The recording process is coming out great. Cannot wait to finish and take it on the road! Heavy drums and heavy songs. It will kill!”

 

Vinny adds: “A studio album that was years in the making has now come to life! Our first ever studio CD together. With great songs, musicians and of course drums and rhythms that will overwhelm your ears and fascinate your mind!”

 

Olly Hahn (Head of Steamhammer) says: "It's an honour to welcome these legendary drummers to the Steamhammer family. Be prepared for an album filled with great musicians and a lot of drum wars!!!"

 

The yet untitled studio album will be released in October 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipack, double gatefold vinyl, download and stream.

 

More news within the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

 

MICHAEL MONROE'S OFFICIAL CAREER-SPANNING COLLECTION, THE BEST, CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON JUNE 30

29-TRACK + 2-CD, RE-MASTERED SET FEATURES KEY COMPOSITIONS FROM MONROE'S 30-YEAR SOLO CAREER, PLUS BONUS CUTS + UNRELEASED SONGS

 

In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock 'n' roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself. But his name will be colourfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal, and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on The Best - the first official collection of his (ongoing) solo musical exploits, featuring prime tracks from 1987 right up to 2017. It arrives June 30 via Spinefarm.

 

 

"This album is a great representation of my 30-year solo career, including four songs from the Little Steven-produced Demolition 23 album, which has been unavailable for over 20 years, plus some special rarities and previously unreleased bonus tracks."

 

 

Icon, song-writer, multi-instrumentalist, media personality, flamboyant force of nature, and one of rock's most celebrated and uber-kinetic frontmen, Michael has been a name and a (much-photographed) face on the scene since 1979, when he played a central role in the formation of Hanoi Rocks - the legendary Finnish glam-punk heroes who came within a rolling paper's width of taking the world by glitter-storm.

 

 

Were it not for cruel and fickle fate, Hanoi - who disbanded for the first time in 1985, then finally in 2009 - might have ended up as an arena act. But whatever obstacles were thrust in their path, they were never less than the real deal, and major names like Guns N' Roses were ready to acknowledge their influence and their worth. G N' R would go on to issue the European Hanoi catalogue in the U.S. via their Uzi Suicide imprint.

 

 

Over his three-decades-plus in the spotlight, Monroe has befriended and performed with a whole host of artists and acts, including the aforementioned Guns N' Roses and Slash; Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Little Steven, and Ian Hunter.

 

 

The frontman has shared stages and studios with them all, but since that first break-up of Hanoi in the mid-'80s, he's essentially been pursuing his own path, and it's this solo activity that forms the basis of The Best. It's almost two hours' worth of career-spanning music, re-mastered by Svante Forsback and sequenced by the great man himself.

 

 

As well as key, high-profile numbers such as "Dead, Jail Or Rock 'N' Roll" (from second solo album, 1989's Not Fakin' It, the promo clip for which features an onstage cameo from Axl Rose) and "'78" (from 2011's Sensory Overdrive, voted "Album of the Year" by Classic Rock magazine), this two-CD set also showcases some "from the vaults" moments for collectors and completists, with bonus tracks and previously unreleased songs strategically placed to make the journey both scenic and surprising.

 

 

"There's a couple of extra special tracks like 'It's A Lie,' sung as a duet with Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church) back in 1985, and a never-before-released second version of the Steppenwolf cover 'Magic Carpet Ride,' featuring Slash, left over from the Coneheads soundtrack project that Slash did with me in 1993. And since Slash has the biggest heart of gold in rock 'n' roll, he was kind enough to allow me to use it on this album. God bless him!," said Monroe.

 

 

Two other previously unreleased songs are "Fist Fulla Dynamite" and "Simpletown," outtakes from the Blackout States album (2015); plus there's the new single "One Foot Outta The Grave" - an anthem of pure defiance - to bring things nicely up to date, showing the artist's continued commitment to a genre.

 

 

We're talkin' rock 'n' roll here, straight from the source!

 

 

Monroe has both celebrated and driven forward with unbridled passion, energy and emotion, not to mention a natural front-cover flair.

 

 

So... 29 great and glorious tracks. A heady life in music.

 

Simply, The Best.

 

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Frontiers Music Srl sign Glasgow Rockers Mason Hill

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Glasgow based hard rockers Mason Hill for a multi album deal!

The band are truly a hot property right now! From winning the Highway To Hell UK battle of the bands competition, appearing at Ramblin' Man Fair, Hard Rock Hell and supporting Inglorious - this is a group very much in demand! Speaking of Inglorious, Mason Hill will open for them at their INGLORIOUS II album release show at Islington Assembly Rooms next Friday, May 19th. This will be Mason Hill’s first appearance in London.

 

The Scottish quintet's blend of classic meets modern hard rock results in a batch of uncompromising riffs accompanied by anthemic sing along choruses and stadium friendly ballads. Their high energy live shows impress wherever they play, and they display the swagger and confidence of a band that has being doing it for decades.

The band was originally formed in 2013 by two school friends, vocalist/guitarist Scott Taylor and lead guitarist James Bird, with drummer Craig McFetridge being the first to join the ranks. After a few personnel changes, bassist Matthew Ward settled into the role in 2015, with guitarist Marc Montgomery completing the current line-up in 2016 - allowing Taylor to concentrate solely on vocals.

 

Mason Hill spent the next few years "learning their craft" on stages up and down the UK touring circuit. This included some high profile shows supporting the likes of Graham Bonnet (ex Rainbow), Snakecharmer (feat. ex-Whitesnake, Thunder, & Wishbone Ash members), TOSELAND, and Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Dead Daisies).

 

In December 2015, the band released their debut E.P, the self titled 'Mason Hill', featuring four tracks that highlighted exactly why this band are turning heads - outstanding songs that demonstrate a maturity far beyond their years. Recorded at The Foundry Music Lab with Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) in the producer's chair, the E.P has been critically acclaimed amongst the music press and fans alike.

 

The band says, "We are so happy to announce this record deal with Frontiers and we can't wait to share in the opportunities that it will present us. We are absolutely thrilled to be hitting the studio later in the year to begin recording our debut album."

 

You can get a taste of the band via this live video of "Out Of Reach":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXqktsvKTUo

 

And via the single "Now You See Me":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYtoyUj-CjA

 

Expect the new album to be available in the first half of 2018!

https://www.masonhillofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/masonhillofficial
https://twitter.com/masonhillband
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