Kansas Announce First New Album In Sixteen Years

THE PRELUDE IMPLICIT TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23 - TO TOUR IN CELEBRATION OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM LEFTOVERTURE - SEXTUPLE-PLATINUM ALBUM TO BE PERFORMED  IN ITS ENTIRETY

 

KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their intensely anticipated new studio album “The Prelude Implicit” on 23rd September 2016.  The album is the first new release in 16 years for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust In the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America’ and ‘Miracles Out of Nowhere.’

 

“The Prelude Implicit” features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard Williams.  KANSAS’s signature sound is evident throughout the album.  It showcases Ronnie Platt’s soaring lead vocals, David Ragsdale’s blistering violin, Williams and Rizvi’s rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion’s B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart’s thundering drums, and Billy Greer’s driving bass and vocals. 

 

KANSAS returned to the studio in January 2016 after signing with Inside Out Music.  Says Inside Out founder and president Thomas Waber, “KANSAS is the biggest and most important Prog band to come out of the United States. I grew up listening to them, and their music is part of my DNA.  ‘The Prelude Implicit’ undoubtedly adds to their already impressive musical legacy.  I can’t stop listening to it, and we are proud to be releasing the album.”

 

The result of the time in the studio was even more than the band imagined.  “This is definitely a KANSAS album,” remarks original guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it is the trademark Prog epic like ‘The Voyage of Eight Eighteen,’ biting rocker such as ‘Rhythm in the Spirit,’ or mindful ballad like ‘The Unsung Heroes,’ there is something on this album for every kind of KANSAS fan.  After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is very proud of ‘The Prelude Implicit.’”

 

Lead Vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “Recording ‘The Prelude Implicit’ was an incredible experience, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is my hope that, knowing the intense listeners that KANSAS fans are, the continuity yet diversity of this album will be pleasing to them.”

 

The album title, The Prelude Implicit means, "Without a doubt, this is a new musical beginning," explains Ehart. Tattoo artist, Denise de la Cerda, did the oil painting of the front and back cover.  “It shows a Phoenix flying from the past into the future.”

 

“The Prelude Implicit” will be released September 23, 2016, on Inside Out Music. The album will be available on CD, Double 180 Gram Vinyl, and digitally on iTunes and Google Play.  Pre-order opportunities will be available starting later this summer at KansasBand.com and Amazon.com.

 

The Prelude Implicit Track Listing:  


1.  With This Heart

2.  Visibility Zero

3.  The Unsung Heroes

4.  Rhythm in the Spirit

5.  Refugee

6.  The Voyage of Eight Eighteen   

7.  Camouflage

8.  Summer

9.  Crowded Isolation

10. Section 60 


KANSAS will be debuting songs off “The Prelude Implicit” in the USA in the autumn, as part of their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour.  More information including tour dates, can be found at www.kansasband.com

 

For more information on KANSAS, The Prelude Implicit, and the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour, please visit:

www.kansasband.com   www.facebook.com/kansasband    www.twitter.com/kansasband

 

Powerwolf Announce Sponsorship Deal

We're proud to announce that Charles & Matthew are playing FRAMUS Masterbuilt guitars.
"During the past few months we have been developing a set of killer custom guitars with the gifted guys at FRAMUS.


For guitarist among you: they are fully handcrafted, custom to the core, equipped with Fishman fluence Humbuckers, some of them with Evertune Bridges, and quite a lot of little details making them totally outstanding instruments, not to speak of the finishes which make them little pieces of art."


The guitars had already been baptized by fire on festivals during the last couple of weeks and have proved to be mighty weapons in the metal mass.


Check out FRAMUS at www.framus.de or www.facebook.com/warwickframus

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME nominated for Progressive Music Awards 2016

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have been nominated at this year’s Prog Magazine Progressive Music Awards 2016.

 

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, who released new album ‘Coma Ecliptic’ on July 10, 2015 in UK are up for both BAND OF THE YEAR and ALBUM OF THE YEAR awards

 

Dan Briggs comments:

 

“As a band we are constantly evolving and leaving behind any notion of a pre conceived sound. It's an honor to have that recognized by PROG and its readers. Don't forget, it's an idea and philosophy and not a sound. Prog on!”

 

Go vote now here: http://2016.prog.awards.teamrock.com/vote/band

Go vote now here: http://2016.prog.awards.teamrock.com/vote/album 

 

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has now launched a new live video from their current American tour: 'The Ectopic Stroll'. Filmed at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles (an intimate venue for this massive trek!),

 

'The Ectopic Stroll' can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg8mIg5H52o&index=1&list=PLA919CDADE23267B1 

 

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will be coming over to Europe again in July for selected festivals and club shows alongside PROTEST THE HERO! 

 

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

02/07/16 ES - Barcelona - Be Prog! My Friend Festival

03/07/16 FR - Toulouse - Connexion Live w/ Protest the Hero

04/07/16 FR - Marseille - Jas Rod w/ Protest the Hero

05/07/16 FR - Lyon - CCO w/ Protest the Hero

08/07/16 IT - Milan - Dissonance Festival

10/07/16 UK - Nottingham – Techfest - Newark Showground

11/07/16 FR - Paris - Divan Du Monde w/ Protest the Hero

12/07/16 DE - Karlsruhe - Substage w/ Protest the Hero

13/07/16 DE - Berlin - Musik & Frieden w/ Protest the Hero

14/07/16 DE - Köln - Underground w/ Protest the Hero

15/07/16 BE - Dour - Dour Festival

16/07/16 NL - Amsterdam - Melkweg w/ Protest the Hero

 

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Delain Unveil New Album Details

2016 means ten years of DELAIN - and therefore ten years of larger-than-life symphonic metal!

 


The band's latest EP Lunar Prelude was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven`t we all been waiting for the main course? Finally the wait is over, as DELAIN have now unveiled first and hotly anticipated details for their upcoming and fifth studio album titled Moonbathers, set to be released August 26th 2016 on Napalm Records!



Delain: "We have never had so many milestone events in one year. The release of our EP Lunar Prelude, our fifth studio album Moonbathers, our upcoming 10 year anniversary celebrations and Live registration, and there is still more to come. All of this while playing our most heavy touring year ever. We are on a roll, and our new album Moonbathers is here to embody that. We hope you will enjoy this new effort and join us on our endeavors making 2016 the biggest year for Delain ever!"



Moonbathers, mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, will satiate your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks and a solid dose of metal that the band is known for. It showcases DELAIN from both their most extravagant and sensitive sides as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen as well as a reappearance of Alissa White-Gluz as a special guest on opening track "Hands Of Gold".



The visual counterpart comes courtesy of longtime collaborator and neo-Victorian romantic Glenn Arthur:

The track list will read as follows:


1. Hands Of Gold - Featuring Alissa White-Gluz

2. The Glory and the Scum

3. Suckerpunch

4. The Hurricane

5. Chrysalis - The Last Breath

6. Fire With Fire

7. Pendulum

8. Danse Macabre

9. Scandal

10. Turn the Lights Out

11. The Monarch

 

 

Bonus CD

12. Suckerpunch                               - Live In The Netherlands

13. Turn The Lights Out                  - Live In The Netherlands

14. The Glory And The Scum          - Live In The Netherlands

15. Don't Let Go                                - Live In The Netherlands

16. The Glory And The Scum          - Orchestra

17. Hands Of Gold                            - Orchestra

 

 

With ten years, touring the world with acts such as Sabaton, Nightwish or Within Temptation, two EP's and now their fifth full-length album under their belt, 2016 will undoubtedly prove to be the biggest year for DELAIN so far!

PRE-ORDER Moonbathers HERE: http://smarturl.it/Moonbathers-NPR

 

To support their upcoming new album live, DELAIN will be heavily hitting the road in 2016.

 

 

Catch the band and their energetic live shows here:

 

 

With Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS:

 

14.10.2016 DE - Köln, Essigfabrik

15.10.2016 DE - Stuttgart, Im Wizemann

16.10.2016 DE - Hamburg, Gruenspan

17.10.2016 DK - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset

19.10.2016 DE - Berlin, Columbia-Theater

20.10.2016 PL - Cracov, Kwadrat

21.10.2016 PL - Warsaw, Progresja

22.10.2016 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Club

25.10.2016 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club

27.10.2016 AT - Vienna, Szene

28.10.2016 DE - Munich, Backstage

29.10.2016 DE - Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal

30.10.2016 CH - Pratteln, Z 7

31.10.2016 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao

02.11.2016 ES - Madrid, Arena

03.11.2016 FR - Toulouse, Metronum

04.11.2016 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre

05.11.2016 FR - Lille, Le Splendid

06.11.2016 BE - Antwerp, Trix

08.11.2016 UK  - Birmingham, Institute

09.11.2016 SCO - Glasgow, The Classic Grand

11.11.2016 IRE - Dublin, Button Factory

12.11.2016 UK - Manchester, The Ritz

13.11.2016 UK - London, Koko

15.11.2016 UK - Norwich, Waterfront

16.11.2016 UK - Southampton,  Engine Rooms

17.11.2016 UK - Cardiff, Tramshed


DELAIN FESTIVAL DATES 2016:

25.06.16 HU - Balatonszemes, Rockpart

01.07.16 FI - Helsinki, Tuska Festival

08.07.16 DE - Geiselwind, Out & Loud

28.07.16 SI - Tolmin, Metaldays


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RINGWORM Premiere "Shades Of Blue" Music Video via Stereogum

Cleveland hardcore/thrash heavyweights RINGWORM have just shared a new music video from their forthcoming full-length Snake Church via Stereogum, who stated that "[RINGWORM have] refined absurdly tough-sounding stompfests down to a science." Additionally, the band's Human Furnace described the video, "Not horror, but more of a twisted love tale that accompanies the song. The story segments of the video where taken from a short film of the same name, "Shades of Blue". It's a sequel, a part 2. It picks up where the story told in the 2005 Ringworm video Justice Replaced by Revenge leaves off. Surprisingly, the entire project came together quite organically, despite being shot 11 years apart. We were able to get the same lead actors that we used 11 years ago and we were able to combine the original JRBR (Justice Replaced by Revenge) footage, current footage and secondary footage, (shot later) to tell the second part of the story. The Shades video tells part of that story that is fully revealed in the short film."


Watch "Shades Of Blue" now at this location:


Also, you can watch the official music video for the title track "Snake Church" (directed by Don Tyler) here.


Legendary Cleveland quintet RINGWORM's 8th full-length album Snake Church is a 12-track, 30+ minute testament of vicious aggression. After having converted metalheads and hardcore fans alike with their intense, no-holds-barred live shows and consistently punishing albums over the course of the last 25+ years, RINGWORM once again prove that they are in a league of their own when it comes to face-breaking sonic fury. Recorded and produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, ZAO) at Spider Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Xibalba, Black Breath), Snake Church obliterates the listener and never relents, leaving nothing but bile and bone in its wake.


Snake Church is due out this July 29 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse. Physical pre-orders can be found at this location, and digital pre-orders are available via the band's Bandcamp page here.


Info/Bio:
Ever since emerging from the Cleveland metal underground, RINGWORM has garnered the immediate attention of hardcore and metal fans. RINGWORM displays an awesome ferocity in the power of its instruments, and vocalist The Human Furnace uses his voice as a tool to extract the diabolical nature of anyone who hears it. The band has toured with dozens of prominent metal and hardcore acts over the years, ranging from Hatebreed and Converge to Goatwhore, Napalm Death, Voivod, and Eyehategod.


RINGWORM was spawned in 1991 from the metal scene in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1993, the band released The Promise (Incision Records), finding their place amongst other hardcore metal heavyweights such as Integrity and Earth Crisis. However, despite this early success, RINGWORM decided to pursue personal ventures: the Human Furnace concentrated his focus on tattooing and his artwork, while other members joined up with hardcore legends Integrity. Nearly 10 years later, 2001 saw RINGWORM emerge from their hiatus with their critically-acclaimed Victory Records debut Birth Is Pain. Extensive touring followed. The band continued on a steadily upward trajectory, honing its craft and releasing the well-received albums Justice Replaced By Revenge (2005), The Venomous Grand Design, (2007), and Scars (2011) via Victory over the course of the next decade.


In 2013, RINGWORM signed to renowned independent label Relapse Records and released yet another testament to their sheer brutality. 2014's Hammer Of The Witch helped elevate the band far beyond underground circles, cementing RINGWORM's reputation as a hardcore / metal heavyweight and garnering praise from by a wide range of publications worldwide including Pitchfork, MetalSucks, and Revolver. 2016 is poised to be a breakout year for RINGWORM with the impending release of the band's eighth full-length, Snake Church. 
 

Ringworm is:
HF - Vocals
Matt Sorg - Guitar
Ed Stephens - Bass
Ryan Steigerwald - Drums
Mark Witherspoon - Guitar


AIRBOURNE IS BREAKIN' OUTTA HELL!

AIRBOURNE -unswerving, clenched-fist champions of the hard rock cause- have confirmed their new album title, Breakin' Outta Hell, also the title of the first single/video, along with a headline tour of North America for September and October; the tour kicks off in San Diego on September 12 and concludes in Baltimore on October 14, taking in 21 shows along the way.

 

 

Driven by a formidable work hard, play hard ethic, the Australian outfit (led into action by brothers Joel and Ryan O'Keeffe, vocalist/lead guitarist and drummer, respectively; guitarist David Roads and bassist Justin Street complete the line-up) have spent the past 10 years establishing themselves as a true force of nature:  living on the road, selling out major venues and appearing on bills with some of rock's most legendary names, and this latest North American run will only add to their reputation for incendiary live performances -maximum energy, maximum entertainment.

 

 

AIRBOURNE will launch their latest, fourth studio album, produced by Bob Marlette (who helmed the band's Runnin' Wild debut in 2007) and engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser, who has previously worked with Aerosmith, Van Halen, Metallica and more, worldwide this fall via a new deal with Spinefarm Records.

 

 

The full list of North American headline shows is as follows.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOUR DATES: 

Mon/Sep 12, 2016    San Diego, CA    House of Blues

Tue/Sep 13, 2016    Los Angeles, CA    The Roxy Theatre

Wed/Sep 14, 2016    San Francisco, CA    Independent

Fri/Sep 16, 2016    Seattle, WA    Tractor

Sat/Sep 17, 2016    Vancouver, BC    Commodore

Tue/Sep 20, 2016    Victoria, BC    Sugar

Thu/Sep 22, 2016    Kamloops, BC    Cactus Jacks

Fri/Sep 23, 2016    Calgary, AB    Gateway

Sat/Sep 24, 2016    Edmonton, AB    Union Hall

Sun/Sep 25, 2016    Saskatoon, SK    Saskatoon Events Center

Wed/Sep 28, 2016    Winnipeg, MB    Pyramid

Thu/Sep 29, 2016    Minneapolis, MN    Triple Rock

Fri/Sep 30, 2016    Chicago, IL    Bottom Lounge

Sat/Oct 1, 2016    Detroit, MI    Smalls

Tue/Oct 4, 2016    Waterloo, ON    Maxwell's

Wed/Oct 5, 2016    London, ON    London Music Hall

Fri/Oct 7, 2016    Toronto, ON    Opera House

Sat/Oct 8, 2016    Montreal, QC    Corona Theatre

Tue/Oct 11, 2016    Boston, MA    The Middle East

Wed/Oct 12, 2016    New York, NY    Gramercy

Fri/Oct 14, 2016    Baltimore, MD    Soundstage

 

Raise the Flag for Rock 'n' Roll.

 

Frontiers Records Announce 1st Edition Of Frontiers Metal Festival!

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the first edition of the FRONTIERS METAL FESTIVAL which will be held on Sunday, October 30th at the Live Club in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan), Italy.

After the success of the first three editions of the "Frontiers Rock Festival", the Italy-based label decided to create a spin-off event to highlight the incredible talent of the heavier bands on the roster.


The bill is made up of seven international and Italy based bands, all of whom will please fans of the power and progressive metal genres.

Trick or Treat will kick off the festival, playing songs from their awesome new record, “Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2,” which will be released on July 8th.


Spanish metallers Lords Of Black featuring new Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero will follow with their exciting mixture of classic heavy metal combined with power and prog metal.


From there, DGM, an Italian band, who will release their highly anticipated eighth album, “The Passage” on August 26th, will take the stage and show of their incredible progressive metal stylings.


With no rest for the wicked, Italian symphonic metallers Secret Sphere will take the stage, spearheaded by the fabulous singer Michele Luppi, now keyboardist and background singer in Whitesnake.


The Festival will continue on with a theatrical approach – Prog and Symphonic – from the magnificent German band Vanden Plas. Their live return to Italy is certainly one of the most anticipated events of the day.


The two headliners will be: Labyrinth – a new Frontiers signing, recently finalized – one of the most successful Italian metal bands of all time, which will see the return of singer Roberto Tiranti to the line-up, who will offer a live rendition of their classic masterpiece “Return to Heaven Denied” from start to finish, in addition to some of the most acclaimed songs from their storied catalog.


The last slot of the evening could not have been left to anyone else other than Germany's mighty Primal Fear, one of the most successful metal bands around, fresh off the successful, chartbusting album “Rulebreaker,” which charted in their home country of Germany, as well as in the United States and many other countries around the world.

 

Doors will open at 14.00 hrs.


Early bird tickets, available until June 30th, will cost 31.00 EURO. Then the price will go up to 35.00 EURO until the day of the Festival. Tickets purchased on the show day will cost 39.00 EURO.

 

Metalheads all over Europe – YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MISS THIS SHOW!

 

www.frontiersmetalfestival.com  www.facebook.com/frontiersmetalfestival  www.liveclub.it

 

Crucified Barbara Decide To Call It A Day

Hey everyone!

 

Today we are sad to say that a long journey has come to an end. Crucified Barbara were our dream and you all, made it come true!

 

The times we've had together as a band and shared on (and off) stage with you guys, leaves memories that no time can kill.

 

Our lives have parted and we need to move on. The last years have taken its toll on all of us and the joy of playing together got lost somewhere along the way.

 


But we are musicians at heart and the last chord is not taken for any of us, so we will probably see each other again, under different circumstances and in other variations.

 

Thanks to everyone we worked with during the years who believed in us when no one else did.
But without you, our fans, we wouldn't have seen the beauty and the strength of what rock music can do.

 

Thank you again for making our dream come true!

 

All the best and biggest respect!

 

Sincerely,

 

Crucified Barbara


Mia, Klara, Nicki, Ida

 

News from the Power Quest Camp!

We will be releasing our new 3 track EP at the Derby and London shows. This will be available in digipak format and will contain 2 brand new songs. 

 

This is limited to 1000 copies and the first 500 will be individually numbered. on September 17th....a number will be selected between 1-500 and whoever has bought that copy will win a Ticket for Life to any headline PQ show in the future.

 

There will be a digital download available a couple of weeks after the EP release but more detail on that nearer the time.

 

Artwork is being produced by Felipe Machado, who has worked with us before and also with acts like Blind Guardian. The image below will give you a taster of what is to come. The cover art and the name of the EP will be revealed in July!

Stratovarius release their long awaited "Best Of" album via earMusic

Stratovarius, one of the most influential, successful and enduring power metal bands in the world, release their long awaited “Best Of” album on May 27th on earMUSIC and Sony Music Entertainment.

 

 

What started in 1985 under the name Black Water left a trail of 16 studio albums, ten Top 5 chart positions in their native country Finland and more than 40 top chart positions around the globe. Their distinguished mix of fast progressive metal and a melodic approach made symphonic metal originators Stratovarius one of the top names in the world.

 

 

After a few bumpy steps and stones in the band’s line-up, Stratovarius’ song writing found its peak in their recent studio works “Elysium”, “Nemesis” and “Eternal”. All milestones in sound, creativity and song writing.

 

 

It happens rarely nowadays, especially in metal, that a band creates one magic song after the other. Stratovarius are surely one of the few exceptions, now presenting 29 hits and fan favourites (and there could have been more!) on their long awaited “Best Of” album, which is released as 2CD Standard Edition, 3CD Limited Edition, and Download.

 

 

Both CD editions are released in a high quality packaging with liner notes written by exceptional keyboardist Jens Johansson and rare picture material from the band’s private archive. The Limited edition also includes the exclusive 60 minute bonus CD “Live At Wacken 2015”.

 

 

As a special treat, the “Best Of” features the brand new song “Until The End Of Days” from the current band line up consisting of Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson, Mattias Kupainen, Lauri Porra and Rolf Pilve.

 

 

All hand-picked by the band and adding up to 2 ½ hours of pure Stratovarius bliss, the songs give metal fans and those to be, a great selection of the band’s impressive work, including classics such as “Black Diamond”, “Hunting High And Low” and “Speed Of Light” as well as more recent material such as the most streamed song in the band’s history “Unbreakable” and “Shine In The Dark” from their recent studio album “Eternal”.

 

 

All songs are remastered by the band’s long-time companion Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios.

 

 

Jens Johansson explains: “It's been 20 years since the Episode album, we're all getting older but this stuff sounds as fresh as ever. Could it be that Stratovarius has discovered the fountain of Eternal Youth!? You may feel younger, but we can't actually (legally) promise you'll be younger after listening to this best-of album, but we can guarantee one thing: when you put it through your speakers, it will play Until the End of Days!!

 

 

To me it's a testament to the fact that paying attention to song writing and production was expensive, but so worth it. The songs, the sound and the performances really have stood the test of time.”

 

 

Timo Kotipelto adds: “Wow! 20 years in Stratovarius have passed at the speed of light! I still remember when I joined the band and was happy to do some power metal. And I am very happy to still be able to do it after all these years! This collection of songs is an excellent selections and a cool way to remember the history of the band from the past to the present! I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did while selecting the songs. Rock the Metal!”

 

 

All Stratovarius albums will be re-released throughout 2016 and 2017, including extensive booklets and a lot of bonus material.

 

 

Tracklisting:

 

CD1

1. Until The End Of Days (brand new song)

2. My Eternal Dream

3. Eagleheart

4. Speed Of Light

5. S.O.S .

6. Forever Free

7. Wings Of Tomorrow

8. No Turning Back

9. Break The Ice

10. Distant Skies

11. Will The Sun Rise?

12. A Million Light Years Away

13. Under Flaming Skies

14. Darkest Hours

15. Winter Skies

16. I Walk To My Own Song

17. Maniac Dance

 

 

CD2

1. Halcyon Days

2. Will My Soul Ever Rest In Peace?

3. Destiny

4. Paradise

5. Deep Unknown

6. Elysium

7. Black Diamond

8. If The Story Is Over

9. Unbreakable

10. Forever

11. Shine In The Dark

12. Hunting High And Low

 

 

CD3 – Live At Wacken 2015 (only available on Limited Edition)

1. Intro

2. Black Diamond

3. Eagleheart

4. Against The Wind

5. Dragons

6. Legions Of The Twilight

7. Paradise

8. Shine In The Dark

9. Speed Of Light

10. Unbreakable

11. Hunting High And Low

 

Own a piece of Eden's Curse history!

Here's a chance to get your hands on our HUGE backdrop and onstage scrims that have served us well since 2010 and help contribute towards financing this years stage designs.

Fancy decorating your man/woman cave, studio wall or perhaps garage with these eye catching designs and know they are a part of the bands history?

The designs have been used at our Dream Theater, Symphony Of Sin UK Tour, Live Album Recording, German Tour and Vasby Rock Festival shows.

Eden's Curse Onstage EVE scrim (LEFT): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/262458783801?roken=cUgayN

Eden s Curse Onstage EVE scrim (RIGHT): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/262458795347?roken=cUgayN

Eden's Curse Onstage Backdrop http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/262458832953?roken=cUgayN

Happy Bidding :)

 

Kyle Gass Band "Thundering Herd" storms on 2nd September

The Kyle Gass Band returns! Heavily armed with a bunch of new songs from their upcoming album 'Thundering Herd' the band will play a full European tour visiting Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Benelux and UK. The supergroup from Los Angeles certainly earned their ‘Road Chops’ playing more than 50 shows on the continent in 2015 alone and go big this time, with more animals, broader mutton chops and fronting Mr. Kyle Gass (Tenacious D) himself. Voice phenomenon Mike Bray and guitar virtuoso John Konesky are aboard as well as Jason Keene, probably the best photographer ever to play bass guitar, not to forget the talented Tim Spier, Drummer, Michael Jackson doppelganger and eye candy in one.

 

SPV Steamhammer will release the brand new Kyle Gass Band album titled 'Thundering Herd' in time to launch the tour on September 02nd as a digipak version, LP version and download. The 11 track beast was produced by the Kyle Gass Band in collaboration with John Spiker (Filter) and the result: 'It's a face melting classic rock album. We tried not to limit ourselves creatively this time around.', says guitarist John Konesky.

 

Responsible for mastering was Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Sepultura, Halford), who had a clear vision for the sound of the album: 'I went for an organic sound that is not slammed or pushed too hard and has a cohesive and Vinyl Style sound to make it feel as a continuous flow of the album.'

 

The incredible hand-illustrated artwork by designer Will Fugman (http://willfugman.com) took 3 month from draft to completion and has already been revealed in the artwork commentary clip.


Tracklisting "Thundering Herd"

1. Cakey 04:08

2. Regretta 02:58

3. Bro Code 02:55

4. Hell Or High 03:04

5. Bring Her Back Better 02:55

6. Bone 02:30

7. Uncle Jazz 02:28

8. Mike Bray (Don’t Drink The Water) 03:42

9. Mama’s Ma 03:47

10. Gypsy Scroll II:Toot Of The Valley 05:02

11. The Best We Could Do (In The Time Allotted) 03:48

 

Pre-Order Links: https://TheKyleGassBand.lnk.to/ThunderingHerd

 

THE KYLE GASS BAND "Thundering Herd" Tour 2016:

02.09. DE Hamburg - Fabrik

03.09. DE Rostock - Mau Club

04.09. DE Berlin - Lido

06.09. DE Jena - F-Haus

07.09. DE Dresden - Beatpol

08.09. DE Nürnberg - Hirsch

09.09. DE Munich - Strom

10.09. AT Vienna - Szene

11.09. AT Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm

13.09. CH Winterthur - Salzhaus

14.09. CH Solothurn - Kofmehl

15.09. DE Saarbrücken - Garage

16.09. DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp

17.09. DE Stuttgart - Cann

18.09. DE Cologne - Luxor

20.09. NL Haarlem - Patronaat

21.09. NL Eindhoven - Effenar


22.09. BE Antwerp - Zuiderpershuis


23.09. NL Hengelo - Metropol

24.09. FR Paris - Le Petit Bain

25.09. FR Nantes - La Scene Michelet show I


26.09. FR Nantes - La Scene Michelet show II

27.09. FR Toulouse - Sint Des Seins

29.09. FR Lille - La Peniche

30.09. UK London - The Dome

 

ALL GERMAN DATES: http://www.eventim.de/kyle-gass-band
London UK: http://www.seetickets.com/…/th…/the-dome-tufnell-park/985022
Haarlem NL: http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/166817?brand=nl_patronaat
Eindhoven NL: http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/166739…
Hengelo NL: http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/166767…
Antwerp BE: www.livecomedy.be/event/the-kyle-gass-band
Winterthur CH: https://www.starticket.ch/…/caribbean-vibez-20160913-2000-s…
Solothurn CH: https://www.starticket.ch/…/kyle-gass-band-tenacious-d-2016…
Paris FR: http://www.digitick.com/kyle-gass-band-paris-concert-petit-…
Toulouse FR: http://www.digitick.com/spm-prod-css4-digitick-pg5-oi4441.h…

www.eat-music.net   www.thekylegassband.com   https://www.facebook.com/kylegassband

https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

 

King's Call to release new album on Lions Pride Music

Lions Pride Music is happy to have signed on King's Call for their third, yet untilted, album. The band are currently working on it and with plans of a release in 2017.

 

Founded by Greek-born guitarist-extraordinaire Alex Garoufalidis, King’s Call is a melodic Hard Rock formation based in Germany, featuring an international line up with Azerbaijani Asec Bergemann on drums and German native Andreas Kramer on bass.

 

Garoufalidis has jammed and recorded with the likes of Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz), and Chuck Wright (House Of Lords! Quiet Riot). His melodic but powerful playing gives King’s Call its distinctive sound.

 

In September 2013 King’s Call released “Lion’s Den,” their second album, the follow-up to “Destiny,” their debut effort released in October 2011. Every song a winner; all music and lyrics on “Lion’s Den” are written by Alex Garoufalidis, and sung by Mike Freeland, one of the top vocalists of the genre, who is known for his work fronting the legendary Praying Mantis.

Vivaldi Metal Project – The Four Seasons

Release date: July 22nd, 2016

Label: Pride & Joy Music (world-wide, excluding Japan)

Trailer: https://youtu.be/YBFaqkvzaIg

The project is a symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque masterwork “The Four Seasons”, featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks – all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s original score plus two original new songs written by MISTHERIA. The impressive roster of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever!

 

Back in 2013, MISTHERIA started thinking about making a metal version of “The Four Seasons”, a masterpiece that he loved and kept listening to since his childhood. MISTHERIA started to play and record all the movements on the piano but then felt that a parallel symphonic-metal version would have been the perfect continuation. Therefore, he recorded and uploaded a short trailer on the web to start engaging musicians. A few days later, Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, TwinSpirits, Kim Bingham, The Italians, BADASS), who had already collaborated with Mistheria by recording bass on his previous solo album “Dragon Fire”, learned about the project and contacted MISTHERIA offering his support to work on the project as co-producer. Also, MISTHERIA made the “innovative” choice – never done so far – to add lyrics and singers to “The Four Seasons” which, as composed by Vivaldi, is an instrumental work. For this important task, he invited Douglas R. Docker who perfectly translated the producer’s concept into brilliant lyrics. Additional lyrics were written by Mistheria, Rob Rock and Lance King.

 

A cast of 10 awesome arrangers joined MISTHERIA creating epic and memorable music, combining a standard metal band lineup with strings, orchestra and choir: Douglas R. Docker, Francesco Dall’O’, Frank Caruso, Gabriels, Keiko Kumagai, Nicolas Waldo, Pawel Penksa, Tomas Varnagiris, Yannis Androulakakis and Zhivko Koev.

 

The cast furthermore includes performances by Mark Boals (Malmsteen, Royal Hunt), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, Angra), Edu Falaschi (Almah), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Mike Lepond (SymhonyX), Dani Löble (Helloween), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Mark Cross (Firewind, Scorpions), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament), Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius), Victor Smolski (Rage, Almanac), Ruben Israel (Delain), John Macaluso (ARK), Marco Sfogli (James Labrie), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Mark Wood (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork), Atma Anur (Tony MacAlpine), Vitalij Kuprij, Anna Portalupi (Tarja Turunen), Sean Tibbetts (Kamelot), Martijn Peters (Stream of Passion) and many more.

 

It took more than 2 years of intensive non-stop hard work to get the album done. Mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at “Artesonika” recording studio in Italy and assisted by Fabio D’Amore, the album is a full 74 minutes of intense, passionate, fascinating, powerful and majestic experience!

 

Production, ideation, concept and artistic direction by MISTHERIA. Co-produced by Alberto Rigoni.

 

www.vivaldimetalproject.com / www.mistheria.com / www.albertorigoni.net

 

The pre-sale for the CD digi-pack will start during this week. The download on iTunes and the first instant grat for the track “The Age Of Dreams” already is available at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/the-four-seasons/id1117818690

 

A double vinyl release of “The Four Seasons” will be scheduled for a release in September.

 

Black Crown Initiate announce European tour

Pennsylvania metallers BLACK CROWN INITIATE will join Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya and Volumes on the SUMERIAN ALLIANCE EUROPEAN TOUR in Fall 2016. Touring in support of their second album Selves We Cannot Forgive, set for release on 22 July via Long Branch Records, this run marks BLACK CROWN INITIATE's first visit to Europe. 

 

The brand new single "For Red Cloud" is available digitally and can be streamed here: https://BlackCrownInitiate.lnk.to/ForRedCloudPR

Tour Dates

09.09.16 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
10.09.16 Belgium Brussels @ VK
11.09.16 UK Leeds @ Key Club
12.09.16 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
13.09.16 UK Manchester @ Sound Control
14.09.16 UK Cardiff @ The Globe
15.09.16 UK London @ o2 Islington Academy
16.09.16 Netherlands Tilburg @ 013
17.09.16 France Paris @ Fleche d'Or
18.09.16 France Toulouse @ Metronum
20.09.16 Spain Madrid @ Changó
21.09.16 Spain Barcelona @ Salamandra 2
22.09.16 France Montpellier @ Secret Place
23.09.16 Italy Milano @ Legend Club
24.09.16 Switzerland Lausanne @ Cerbervs Fest
25.09.16 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage
26.09.16 Germany München @ Backstage
27.09.16 Austria Wien @ Arena
28.09.16 Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kurt
29.09.16 Poland Katowice @ Mega Club
30.09.16 Germany Leipzig @ Täubchenthal
01.10.16 Germany Köln @ Euroblast
02.10.16 Germany Köln @ Euroblast
03.10.16 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
05.10.16 Sweden Stockholm @ En Arena
06.10.16 Norway Oslo @ John Dee
07.10.16 Sweden Gothenburg @ Fangelset
08.10.16 Denmark Aarhus @ Atlas


Tickets at http://www.avocadobooking.com/…/sumerian-alliance-europe-20…

 

PREORDER HERE ; http://po.st/SelvesWeCannotForgiveBundle

 

Black Crown Initiate have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. Likeminded supporters who made the thrilling discovery of songs like “A Great Mistake,” “The Fractured One,” and “Withering Waves” are rewarded in kind by the continued evolution on Selves We Can Not Forgive. As Black Crown Initiate continuously proves, heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl.

 

Web Links - http://www.fb.com/BlackCrownInitiate   http://twitter.com/BCInitiate
http://www.instagram.com/blackcrowninitiate    http://www.fb.com/LongBranchRecords
http://www.lbr-shop.com

Lions Pride Music welcome Wild Souls to their rosta

Lions Pride Music is glad to welcome onboard Wild Souls, melodic hard rock at it's best! Wild Souls will shortly release their second full album "Game Of Love"!


A teaser for their upcoming debut single video of the album can be found here: https://youtu.be/QfwEpVBZQOU.


Set for release in autumn 2016.

 

Bio: Founded back in July 2010, by the guitarist Kostis Tsiligiris, Wild Souls formed their basic member line-up a year later with George Nikolaou as a leading vocalist and followed by Dimitris Mazarakis on the keyboards. With Tasos Karapapazoglou (Bass) and Nikos Tsiligoudis (Drums) they recorded and released their first single entitled “Brokenheart”, in September 2011.

 

The success of the song was followed by several gigs around the country, while the band was tirelessly working towards the completion of their first full-length album. Their passion for the ‘80s hard rock scene and their music performance was proved before a live audience as they supported onstage in October 2012 the band Steam Roller, founded and led by guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Burning Rain). This gig led to a great collaboration between Doug Aldrich and Wild Souls, as the first flew to the city of Kavala, Greece, in order to compose and record the guitar solo for one of the band’s songs, entitled “On the Road”.

 

Their first album was named after this song, and it was released in 2013 from Final Touch Records (distributed in stores by Cobalt). Metal Hammer &Heavy Metal magazine recommended it as “the band is a fresh suggestion with memorable songs, a right attitude, cheerful mood and flawless playing” (Dec. 2013).

 

On March 2014 Wild Souls began working on their second studio album with even more inspiration, while gigging around the country sharpening their craft. Unfortunately during the recordings the band’s keyboarder Dimitris Mazarakis decided to retire from the band and Wild Souls had a minor setback. This did not last for long however, as Wild Souls continued with an even stronger will and passion to compose and record their next album.

 

Months later, on December 2015 the band welcomed a new member. Nikos Karagiannis, a talented guitarist, found his place amongst the band and with his addition Wild Souls were now stronger than ever. With their new member, the band shot their first Video Clip for a new song that will be included in the second studio album.

 

Soon after, and by the mark of the new year, the recordings where finally complete and the band’s second studio album emerged with very promising songs and masterful compositions.


Wild Souls are now performing gigs while planning the release of their album that is sure to leave a mark!

 

Band Members:
Giwrgos Nikolaou (vocals)
Kostis Tsiligiris (guitars)
Nick Alitis (guitars)
Nikos Tsiligoudis (drums)
Tasos Karapapazoglou (bass)

 

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/wildsoulsband   https://twitter.com/wildsoulsband
https://wildsoulsband.bandpage.com

 

Symphonity to release 'King Of Persia' via Limb Music

A brand new album of Czech/German/Slovak metallers SYMPHONITY entitled "King of Persia" will be released via Limb Music on September 23. It contains ten songs including a nine-minute long title track.

 Here is a complete track list:

01. King of Persia
02. The Choice
03. In the Name of God
04. Flying
05. A Farewell That Wasn't Meant to Be
06. Children of the Light
07. Siren Call
08. Live to Tell the Tale
09. Unwelcome
10. Out of this World

 

Album line-up:

 

Olaf Hayer (DIONYSUS, LUCA TURILLI) - lead vocals
Herbie Langhans (SINBREED, AVANTASIA) - lead vocals
Libor Křivák - guitars
Ivo Hofmann - keyboards
Ronnie König (SIGNUM REGIS) - bass
Martin „Marthus“ Škaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH, MASTERPLAN) - drums

 

A mezzo-soprano Jana Hrochová from National Theatre Brno appears as a special guest. The album was produced by Libor Křivák, mixed by Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, EDGUY, RHAPSODY, KAMELOT, ANGRA, etc.) and mastered by Miro (AVANTASIA, RHAPSODY, KAMELOT, EPICA, etc.).

 

The cover artwork was done by Andreas Marschall (BLIND GUARDIAN, KREATOR, RUNNING WILD, HAMMERFALL, etc.).

 

Violet Janine to release 'Between Red & Blue' on Lions Pride Music

Lions Pride Music is happy to announce the release date of Violet Janine's debut album, Between Red & Blue, for the 6 of June.

Between Red & Blue see’s the debut release from Swedish melodic rockers Violet Janine. The band have only been around for a short while, but have quickly stirred up some attention in their home country, and it wasn’t long after that, that the band had 9 tracks ready for recording. The 9 tracks being was a collaberation between Janine Nyman, Palle Hammarlund, Daniel Palmqvist, Basse Blyberg, Ian Brunnberg, with the adding of Tony Martin on the song So Much More and Emma Nors, Rob Nasty and Pontus Snibb on the song Down On My Knees. The band then entered Kingside Studio with producer Otto Wellton to record the first 8 tracks of the album and also where the video for, So Much More, were shot. Last song, Down On My Knees, was recorded at Capital Studios with Palle Hammarlund.

 

The band also quick got in contact with bringing in outside guest vocalist to be featured onto the album in form of the tracks, So Much More, featuring legendary Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin who also wrote the track for the album and Pontus Snibb of Bonafide on the track, Down On My Knees. There’s been made two music videos for the tracks which can be seen in the youtube links further below.

 

Lead Vocalist Janine Nyman brings to the recordings a powerful raw voice, like an unshaped diamond, ready to sparkle brighter than the sun with the first listenning of her voice. Sparkling along with her is also the eminent guitar playing by Daniel Palmqvist, which also have captured all this in the recording of the album. And with Basse Blyberg, Ian Brunnberg & Mano Lewys to round up the rest of the remaining band, the band is to embark into a bright future.

 

For future references the band plans on touring in support of the debut album and along the way inspiring with new ideas, one of these are to introduce a fragrance which is significant with the name of the band and will be used when the band is on stage live, for the audience to enjoy.

 

The band will join Smokin' Aces for a live gig at High Voltage in Copenhagen on the 26 of November, so be there.

 

Web links - Youtube - https://youtu.be/JiirlFE-CQ8   https://youtu.be/yUusrMoPRZ4

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/violetjanineofficial/

https://www.facebook.com/lionspridemusic/

 

Calling all Robin McAuley fans!

Do you have any bootlegs stashed away in your attic? How about in one of those boxes in your garage - the ones you haven't opened in a couple of decades?


The time has come to unearth your McAuley-Schenker Group live audio and video (any song) and send it to us. Why not send your pictures too, while you're at it!

 

The "ROCK 'TIL YOU'RE CRAZY" contest is officially open.


Please send your entries to admin@robinmcauley.com.


The random chosen winner will have a change to chat with Robin Mc Auley on the phone, and two more will receive a autographed, personalized photo.

 

Let's get digging. Contest ends Sunday, June 12th 2016.


By submitting your entry, you give permission to use the audio/video/photo on the robinmcauley.com website and robinmcauley YouTube channel.

 

Please send your entries to admin@robinmcauley.com.


Please don't post your entry on FB. Please send your link, audio/video file or pic to above email.

 

Induction to release 'The Outwitted Consecration' this month 

Power symphonic/metal band Induction reveals cover art of their upcoming single “The Outwitted Consecration” which will be out on June 12th 2016!

The song "The Outwitted Consecration" tells the story of a culture, built and created in ancient Egypt, translated to the modern age. The new "pharaoh" we depend on.


“The Outwitted Consecration” is a preview of Induction's upcoming full length album, which will be recorded next year 2017.


Produced by Roland Grapow (MasterPlan, ex-Helloween), co-producer Martin Beck & Induction.

 

Line-up:
Nick Holleman – vocals
Martin Beck – guitars
Teemu Mäntysaari – guitars
Marek Bero – bass
Petr Kosejk – drums

 

Featured orchestra composer – Peter Crowley Fantasy Dream


Producer – Roland Grapow

 

How would you like to meet THUNDER?

5 lucky fans will win a pair of backstage meet-and-greets at this year's STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL! Two of those winners will also receive an exclusive THUNDER goody bag personally put together by Danny and the boys! For your chance of winning, simply get your Steelhouse ticket before midnight on Sunday 5th June.


For tickets and info, visit: www.steelhousefestival.com

SWEDISH Glam Rock pioneers EASY ACTION release their new digital single “Drop The Bomb” on Monty Music 

     

The band says about this track: “It's been ten years, almost to the day, since we played our comeback show at the Sweden Rock Festival. I turned out to be a special day for all of us. A recently retrieved hard drive with multi cam pro shot video allowed us to go back to that day in 2006 and present a taste of the album that was started in 2009 but never completed. Let's DROP THE BOMB! A thank you and goodbye from Simon, Grizzly, Kee and Zinny. For Michael.”

 

The single and video ”Drop The Bomb" is out NOW!

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXgo05qh4TQ&feature=youtu.be

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3qEI5aEky5mLLq8LqUwfIT

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/drop-the-bomb-single/id1107401959

 

Also released today, for the first time on digital platforms, are the two songs we recorded with Chris Laney at Polar Studios in 2008. A re-recording of ”We Go Rocking” and the Zan/Marcello penned ”Jack’s Back”. How’s that for a Friday night huh..?

 

Play it loud!

 

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/we-go-rocking-single/id1107399675

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7i9b7rvNs1jx3JowsJblom

 

1986-2016  Paradox are celebrating 30 years!

More than three years have passed since the release of „Tales Of The Weird” (2012) and so the time has come to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary with the 7th studio album „Pangea” this summer.


 
„I have never worked so hard and with so many emotions on an album like on Pangea” states the charismatic lead singer and mastermind Charly Steinhauer, who has spent the past 1,5 years to create this album. The background of „Pangea” is also marked by his setbacks, caused by several health impairments and private disappointments during the last years.


That is how the longest album (60 min) in band history so far arose, produced by Charly Steinhauer himself!


 
„Pangea” – the last supercontinent and a symbol for the beginning of the end of life on earth. Several scenarios (e.g. war, comet, plague, cataclysm, alien invavsion, etc.) may cause this situation which is the album’s quintessence.


 
As a special anniversary surprise, Charly Steinhauer re-united the original line-up from the debut album „Product Of Imagination”, released in 1987, for the backing vocals on „Pangea”.


 
Traditionally Claudio Bergamin (Halford, King Diamond), who was also responsible for the last three Paradox artworks, has once again created a fantastic cover artwork, which perfectly matches the album title.


 
„Pangea” provides powerful riff attacks, great lead guitar work and Charly Steinhauer’s typical vocals in a remarkable intensity. Paradox stick to their musical roots and evolve by using today’s advanced technical opportunities.


The fans can look forward to a very impressive album, dedicated to each one of them for their continuous support and loyalty through all th
e years.

Dare to release brand new studio album 'Sacred Ground'

One of the UK’s finest Melodic Rock bands, DARE, will return with their brand new studio album “SACRED GROUND” on July 15th, 2016 via Legend Records!

Product: Dare – Sacred Ground
Release date: July 15th, 2016
Label: Legend Records

Fronted by singer songwriter Darren Wharton (who first rose to fame in the early eighties playing keyboards with legendary Irish rock band Thin Lizzy), DARE are one of the most respected and innovative melodic rock bands working today, gaining cult status among AOR fans throughout Europe, the UK and the world. The band’s debut 1989 album ‘Out Of The Silence’ recorded at Joni Mitchell’s Bel Air Studio Los Angeles, and produced by Nickelback producer Mike Shipley is still widely regarded today as one of the all time great AOR albums.


Darren joined Philip Lynott’s Thin Lizzy at the tender age of eighteen and enjoyed 5 great years with the band touring extensively, alongside renowned guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey, guitarists Snowy White (Pink Floyd), Gary Moore and John Sykes (Whitesnake). Working closely with Philip Lynott, Darren also recorded classic Thin Lizzy albums, such as ‘Chinatown’, ‘Renegade’, and ‘Thunder and Lightning’ on which Wharton co-wrote 3 songs, including the hit single ‘The Sun Goes Down’. Sadly, the latter was to be Thin Lizzy’s last studio album, and in 1986 Darren Wharton returned to his home town of Manchester where, as an outlet for his creative flare for song writing and working with young Oldham guitarist Vinny Burns, he formed his own band, DARE.


Darren re-joined Thin Lizzy in 1994 and the band continues to tour extensively around the world to rapturous fans and huge audiences. The band recently completed a big tour of the USA with Judas Priest and recently supported Guns ‘n’ Roses in the UK as well as scores of major festival shows.


Wharton’s style of song writing, modern anthemic rock with Celtic overtones, coupled with the bands powerful live performances throughout Europe and the UK ( Sweden Rock, BYH Festival Germany) have gained Dare the reputation as a bright force on the British rock scene. SACRED GROUND is the bands much awaited 7th studio album; a modern classic, original, yet instantly addictive. It features some of Wharton’s most mature song writing to date. Thought provoking and passionate….whilst still retaining a dark rock edge. As the band’s Worldwide fan base eagerly anticipate the new album, Sacred Ground is destined to be another classic album by AOR Rock legends DARE.

www.facebook.com/darebandofficial

Darren Wharton - Vocals & Keyboards
Vinny Burns - Guitars
Kevin Whitehead - Drums
Nigel Clutterbuck - Bass
Marc Roberts – Keys (live)r

Saxon classics to be re-released on vinyl!

Following the success of the vinyl box set, Demon Music Group are making all of Saxon’s nine classic studio albums, released between 1991 and 2009, available individually, on coloured 180 gram vinyl. All LPs are coming with an inner sleeve featuring the lyrics and will be released on May 27th.

Pre-order your favourite classic here:

Solid Ball Of Rock (Silver vinyl): http://amzn.to/22fXnJl

Forever Free (Red vinyl): http://amzn.to/1TYQeJW

Dogs Of War (Orange vinyl): http://amzn.to/1R7XQ8h

Unleash the Beast (Gold vinyl): http://amzn.to/1YBj4RN

Metalhead (Blue vinyl): http://amzn.to/1R7XUVz

Killing Ground (Red vinyl): http://amzn.to/1sxxVmy

Lionheart (Lilac vinyl): http://amzn.to/1OGxwYs

The Inner Sanctum (Blue vinyl): http://amzn.to/1WDLjRZ

Into the Labyrinth (Neon vinyl): http://amzn.to/1TnogsA

The albums are also available to download from iTunes.

 

Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick to release 'Greetings from Bunezuela'!

 

Photo Credit: Matthew Bowie

Cheap Trick drummer and 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bun E. Carlos announced the release of his new solo album, “Greetings From Bunezuela!,” on June 24th, 2016 via SPV Recordings in Europe. The collection features 13 rock songs, 11 of which are covers, including “Armenia City in The Sky” (The Who), “Idea” (The Bee Gees) or "Tell Me" (The Rolling Stones).

The album features Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Xeno (original Cheap Trick vocalist), Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), John Stirratt (Wilco), Nicholas Tremulis, Alex Dezen (Damnwells), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), and members of Candy Golde and the Monday Night Band.

The first single, “Do Something Real,” features Robert Pollard on vocals, and is a remake of a solo Pollard song that was released in 1999. The song is available now digitally.

Carlos is the drummer for the legendary rock band Cheap Trick, drumming countless hits like “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “If You Want My Love.”

In 2009, Bun E. Carlos joined Tinted Windows with Hanson singer Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger. The critically acclaimed power-pop-band released an eponymous record and played several shows. In 2011, Bun E. Carlos joined Candy Golde with Nicholas Tremulis, John Stirratt (Wilco), Rick Rizzo, (Eleventh Dream Day), and Mark Greenburg (The Coctails). Candy Golde released a 5-song EP, 10” record, debuted at SXSW, and still record and perform, though sporadically.

Coming June 24th, 2016

Tracklisting for “Greetings From Bunezuela!”
1 Do Something Real (feat. Robert Pollard)
2 Armenia City In The Sky (feat. John Stirratt)
3 Him Or Me (feat. Hanson)
4 I Love You No More (feat. Alex Dezen)
5 Tell Me (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)
6 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (feat. Dave Pirner)
7 Let The Mystery Be (feat. Xeno)
8 Idea (feat. Robert Pollard)
9 Les Cactus (feat. Nicholas Tremulis)
10 I Can Only Give You Everything (feat. Rick Rizzo)
11 Slow Down (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)
12 Count On Me (feat. Xeno)
13 I Don't Mind (feat. Alex Dezen)

More infos at Bun E. Carlos Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Bun-E-Carlos-158423844200933
www.spv.de

KAMIKAZE KINGS announce a European Tour

Kamikaze Kings announce the "Brothers Of Rock N' Roll" European Tour this coming June.

The German Groove Hard Rockers KAMIKAZE KINGS announce a European Tour named "Brothers In Rock N' Roll" as part of their constant support for their brand new album "Royal Renegades", which was recently released by 7Hard Records.

 

Following their previous glamorous antics of the earlier releases, KAMIKAZE KINGS raised up the stakes with "Royal Renegades". Their musical direction generated a heavier tone with smashing grooves, MOTORHEADish and street wild attitude. True renegades on display.

 

The "Brothers In Rock N' Roll" Tour will take KAMIKAZE KINGS through Germany, Poland and The Netherlands. The tour will be played in three separate weekends.

 

"Steel On Steel" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNur5i17XPk

"Royal Renegades" / 7Hard Records - OUT NOW - Order: http://www.kamikazekings.com

 

Kamikaze Kings Links:  http://www.kamikazekings.com/news/   https://www.facebook.com/KamikazeKings

 

Sliding in from Germany for the first three dates of the tour as main support in the "Brothers In Rock N' Roll" Tour will be the greasy Hard Rock mongers, Scumdogz, out of Hannover.  Employing a fine mixture of crunchy Hard Rock tainted by Motorcycle man groove and sleaze Rock, this five some crew will deform the stage right before KAMIKAZE KINGS will head up to finish the job.

 

Recently the band released its debut self-titled album, via 7Hard Records, and currently heavily supporting it throughout their area.

 

"Sell My Soul" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhHHHZSs5vc

 

"Scumdogz" / 7Hard Records - OUT NOW - Order: https://www.amazon.de

Scumdogz Links: http://www.scumdogz.com/   https://www.facebook.com/SCUMDOGZ

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DGM announce details of their brand new album 'The Passage'

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the brand new album from Italian prog metal masters DGM, entitled “The Passage”, on August 26th.

“The Passage” is DGM’s eighth studio album and is the culmination of almost 20 years of hard work that started back in 1997 with the release of their self-produced mini-album, ‘Random Access Zone’. The band went through several incarnations and lineup changes during the years, but since singer Mark Basile joined the group in 2007, DGM evolved and developed their sound into what they have now become.

 

It was probably the release of “Frame” (2007) that pushed the band into the top of the league of international prog metal. It was also on the strength of this material that DGM managed to tour for almost four years around the world, taking part in some of the biggest metal festivals, supporting Symphony X on their European tour, and sharing the stage with Pagan's Mind too. In 2013, DGM came back with "Momentum", an album which showed the full stylistic maturity of a band which felt fully confident with their abilities, both on the songwriting and the musicianship side. The last album was promoted with more shows and after several gigs in Europe, they performed for the second time at ProgPower USA and started their first Asian tour in November 2014 playing Beijing, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka as headliners.

 

The new album, “The Passage” is another substantial step forward for DGM. Sounding like a hungry, urbanized version of Symphony X, with substantial hard rock influences, the new record is remarkable in several aspects. The compositions are phenomenal, with sweeping choruses, technical passages, lightning fast fretwork, big vocals and bombastic transitions. The playing is simply faultless and the melodies are perfectly woven into the killer guitars, epic keyboards, and pounding drums!

 

“This album can easily be seen as our most ambitious work to date,” says guitarist and producer Simone Mularoni. “This time we tried to evolve to an even more personal sound. We took all the elements we developed through all these years and we tried to take them to the limit. Throughout the whole record you will hear a recurrent musical theme. Instead of doing a usual concept album with the lyrics, we decided to do a sort of musical concept with this melody that repeats in every song but every time with different time signatures and keys,” tells drummer Fabio Costantino. “This album will offer to the listener a key for a positive dimension. A path made of sound vibrations: The Passage to our dreams and hopes,” concludes bassist Andrea Arcangeli.

 

Evergrey singer Tom Englund and Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo also appear as special guests tributing the value of this outstanding album. And let's not forget the great job that producer Simone Mularoni did in the studio! The future looks bright for these guys! Check them out live when they come to a town near you!

 

“The Passage” tracklisting includes: The Secret (Part 1); The Secret (Part 2); Animal; Ghosts Of Insanity; Fallen; The Passage; Disguise; Portrait; Daydreamer; Dogma; In Sorrow.

 

Enjoy the album’s EPK following this link: https://youtu.be/ip-E0qsXCac

 

DGM
Simone Mularoni – guitars, keyboards
Marco Basile – vocals
Andrea Arcangeli – bass
Fabio Costantino – drums
Emanuele Casali – keyboards

 

Special guests:
Tom Englund – vocals on “Ghosts of Insanity”
Michael Romeo – lead guitar on “Dogma”

Produced by Simone Mularoni

 

TOUR DATES


June 18 - Roverè Veronese, Festival (Italy)
July 21 - Napoli, New Sea Legend (Italy)
September 16 - Titans Club, Lens (Belgium)
September 17 - Moonlight Club, Diest (Belgium)
September 18 - De Meister, Geleen (Holland)
September 24 - Kofmehlweg Soletta, ElevenRock Fest (Switzerland)
November 3 - Osaka, LiveHouse (Japan)
November 4 - Nagoya, Sakae (Japan)
November 5 - Tokyo, Shinijuku (Japan)
November 6 - Tokyo, Shinijuku (Japan)
More shows TBA

 

Weblinks: www.dgmsite.com // www.facebook.com/dgmprog

 

Toby Jepson News

Toby Jepson has been a busy man since the hugely successful Little Angels disbanded in 1994. His production wizardry has been in high demand, with acts such as The Virginmarys and The Answer calling on him to produce their albums. He has been instrumental in the rise of James Toseland's band, co-writing and producing two albums with the act who are a growing force on the live circuit and making serious waves in Europe and the US. Add to that several co-writing credits with Katie Melua and you have a great idea of the depth and quality of his songwriting. He has even managed to squeeze in a few solo EPs along the way to keep his faithful fan base engaged and entertained.

Now we are delighted to announce that Toby Jepson is back doing what he is best known and loved for, and that his new band, Wayward Sons has signed to our label, and will commence work on a new album imminently.

 

It is all about songs for Toby. He is not someone to do anything by halves, his heart and soul will be put into producing a record that will make him proud and that we are certain will be greeted with enthusiasm from his loyal fans and the wider rock audience across the world.

 

Let Toby sum it up himself: 'I feel I have unfinished business, stories still left to tell, points to make, noise to create, all of the above...besides, it wasn't a choice, more of a need. My intention is very simple. I want to write about what makes me tick; about what I believe in. Hopefully you will believe in it too. It will be warts and all’.

 

Expect the album in the first half of 2017. In the meantime, check out the band on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/waywardsonsbanduk/

Delain have just announced they return to the UK and Ireland in November 2016

Delain have just announced they return to the UK and Ireland in November 2016 to support the upcoming album release scheduled for the summer 2016!

Make sure to catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates!

 

With Special Guest Evergrey and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS:


8th - BIRMINGHAM – Institute
9th - GLASGOW - The Classic Grand
11th - DUBLIN - Button Factory
12th - MANCHESTER – The Ritz
13th - LONDON – Koko
15th - NORWICH – Waterfront
16th - SOUTHAMPTON - Engine Rooms
17th - CARDIFF - Tramshed


Tickets will be on sale now.

 

DELAIN will be appearing at Download Festival 2016 which takes place at Donington Park between June 10 – 12, 2016. For up to date information and tickets visit: http://downloadfestival.co.uk

 

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce that they have inked a deal with UK rock trio RavenEye

RavenEye was formed in 2014 by 25-year-old, multi-award winning guitarist/singer Oli Brown, along with drummer Kev Hickman and Aussie bassist Aaron Spiers. In 2015 the band released their debut EP, “Breaking Out”, and toured extensively worldwide with direct support slots for slash w/ Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and Deep Purple. They appeared at major rock festivals, including Aftershock Festival (US) and Louder Than Life (US) as well as headlining their own tours. Classic Rock Magazine described ‘Breaking Out’ as “a filthy monster of a song”.

 

2016 has seen the band play a successful UK headline tour in January/February plus the direct support slot for The Darkness on their US tour in April/May. This tour helped “Breaking Out,” make its’ debut on Billboard's Heatseekers chart proving that touring and delivering live still drives sales.

 

The band is now busy recording its much anticipated full length album before embarking on a tour throughout Europe, which includes Hellfest Open Air Festival (France), Download Festival (UK), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Azkena Rock Festival (Spain) and the direct support slot for Halestorm in Denmark, France and Switzerland.

 

“We are delighted to be signing with Frontiers!” the band commented. “They have an incredible roster of artists that have influenced us musically and it's an absolute honour to be associated with them. We can’t wait to get our new music out! We pride ourselves on starting this band with a do-it-yourself approach to managing our career and have been meticulous in assembling a team that will push RavenEye to the masses. We've chosen Frontiers because it is a label that truly cares about their artists and together we intend to make an album that’s going to kickstart the beginning of another exciting new year for us!”

 

2016 is definitely the year of the Raven! Look for their debut album to hit in September 2016!

 

Watch the video for “Breaking Out” here: https://youtu.be/Arh_bK0Cr-4

 

Listen to the EP “Breaking Out” on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2LlLmjq6yqWcpddCf3yken

 

Websites: www.raveneyeofficial.com  www.facebook.com/ItsRavenEye

 

Shiraz Lane spill the beans

Shiraz Lane are sharing in-depth stories behind each song on their album, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. They started with the first track, "Wake Up" and it is a really interesting read!

When you are done reading about the song, check out the video here: https://youtu.be/wNn23BOSeyY

 

Hannes:
A high tempo song with lyrics that fit the song as a whole. It's sickening to see all the racism in our daily lives - people pretending to be of higher value just because of different color of the skin. We need to realize that no matter which color we are, we all come from the same place - we all have the same ancestors - we're all worth the same. "Future set up for regret, history repeats itself" - we talk about making the world a better place but we don't act on it, and thus we fail to see the bigger picture, history keeps on repeating itself. We need to WAKE UP!

 

Joel: The bass n' drum based intro is one of the very first things we ever jammed when I joined the band and I like the idea of that kickstarting the debut album. I've never had so much adrenaline flowing through me as I did at the album release party when we started the show with WU and carbon oxide cannons kicked in on the "Fight the power!" scream. Chills. And playing this makes me feel like I have Superman's powers.

 

Jani: As Joel mentioned it was one of the first jams we ever made together, but the idea was long forgotten until someone found old rehearsal recordings from an iPhone. Of course we had to compose the whole song almost from scratch because it was just some random bits n' pieces of ideas but you can still hear the original intro and some parts from the verses and chorus. Great song and kickass start for the album and gigs!