Kansas Announce First New Album In Sixteen Years
TO BE RELEASED
SEPTEMBER 23 -
TO TOUR IN
CELEBRATION OF 40TH
ANNIVERSARY OF BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM LEFTOVERTURE
ALBUM TO BE PERFORMED
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.’
Prelude Implicit” features 10 all new tracks written by the
band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard
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.
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
result of the time in the studio was even more than the band
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.’”
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
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.”
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.
Prelude Implicit Track
With This Heart
The Unsung Heroes
Rhythm in the Spirit
The Voyage of Eight Eighteen
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
more information on KANSAS, The Prelude Implicit, and the Leftoverture
40th Anniversary Tour, please visit:
proud to announce that Charles & Matthew are playing FRAMUS
"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
THE BURIED AND ME nominated for Progressive Music Awards 2016
THE BURIED AND ME have been nominated at this year’s Prog
Magazine Progressive Music Awards 2016.
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
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!”
vote now here: http://2016.prog.awards.teamrock.com/vote/band
vote now here: http://2016.prog.awards.teamrock.com/vote/album
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!),
Ectopic Stroll' can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg8mIg5H52o&index=1&list=PLA919CDADE23267B1
THE BURIED AND ME will be coming over to Europe again in July for
selected festivals and club shows alongside PROTEST THE HERO!
THE BURIED AND ME
ES - Barcelona - Be Prog! My Friend Festival
FR - Toulouse - Connexion Live w/ Protest the Hero
FR - Marseille - Jas Rod w/ Protest the Hero
FR - Lyon - CCO w/ Protest the Hero
IT - Milan - Dissonance Festival
UK - Nottingham – Techfest - Newark Showground
FR - Paris - Divan Du Monde w/ Protest the Hero
DE - Karlsruhe - Substage w/ Protest the Hero
DE - Berlin - Musik & Frieden w/ Protest the Hero
DE - Köln - Underground w/ Protest the Hero
BE - Dour - Dour Festival
NL - Amsterdam - Melkweg w/ Protest the Hero
Delain Unveil New
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
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:
track list will read as follows:
1. Hands Of Gold - Featuring Alissa White-Gluz
The Glory and the Scum
Chrysalis - The Last Breath
- Live In The Netherlands
Turn The Lights Out
- Live In The Netherlands
The Glory And The Scum
- Live In The Netherlands
Don't Let Go
- Live In The Netherlands
The Glory And The Scum
Hands Of Gold
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!
support their upcoming new album live, DELAIN will be heavily
hitting the road in 2016.
the band and their energetic live shows here:
Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS:
DE - Köln, Essigfabrik
DE - Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
DE - Hamburg, Gruenspan
DK - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
DE - Berlin, Columbia-Theater
PL - Cracov, Kwadrat
PL - Warsaw, Progresja
CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
AT - Vienna, Szene
DE - Munich, Backstage
DE - Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
CH - Pratteln, Z 7
FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
ES - Madrid, Arena
FR - Toulouse, Metronum
FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
FR - Lille, Le Splendid
BE - Antwerp, Trix
UK - Birmingham, Institute
SCO - Glasgow, The Classic Grand
IRE - Dublin, Button Factory
UK - Manchester, The Ritz
UK - London, Koko
UK - Norwich, Waterfront
UK - Southampton, Engine Rooms
UK - Cardiff, Tramshed
FESTIVAL DATES 2016:
HU - Balatonszemes, Rockpart
Premiere "Shades Of Blue" Music Video via Stereogum
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."
you can watch the official music video for the title track
"Snake Church" (directed by Don Tyler) here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HF - Vocals
Matt Sorg - Guitar
Ed Stephens - Bass
Ryan Steigerwald - Drums
Mark Witherspoon - Guitar
IS BREAKIN' OUTTA HELL!
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.
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
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
full list of North American headline shows is as follows.
12, 2016 San Diego, CA House
13, 2016 Los Angeles, CA The
14, 2016 San Francisco, CA
16, 2016 Seattle, WA Tractor
17, 2016 Vancouver, BC Commodore
20, 2016 Victoria, BC Sugar
22, 2016 Kamloops, BC Cactus
23, 2016 Calgary, AB Gateway
24, 2016 Edmonton, AB Union
25, 2016 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon
28, 2016 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid
29, 2016 Minneapolis, MN Triple
30, 2016 Chicago, IL Bottom
1, 2016 Detroit, MI Smalls
4, 2016 Waterloo, ON Maxwell's
5, 2016 London, ON London
7, 2016 Toronto, ON Opera
8, 2016 Montreal, QC Corona
11, 2016 Boston, MA The
12, 2016 New York, NY Gramercy
14, 2016 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
the Flag for Rock 'n' Roll.
Announce 1st Edition Of Frontiers Metal Festival!
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
all over Europe – YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MISS THIS SHOW!
Decide To Call It A Day
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!
times we've had together as a band and shared on (and off) stage
with you guys, leaves memories that no time can kill.
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.
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.
you again for making our dream come true!
the best and biggest respect!
Mia, Klara, Nicki, Ida
News from the Power
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.
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.
will be a digital download available a couple of weeks after the
EP release but more detail on that nearer the time.
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!
their long awaited "Best Of" album via earMusic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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
songs are remastered by the band’s long-time companion Mika
Jussila of Finnvox Studios.
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!!
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
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
Stratovarius albums will be re-released throughout 2016 and
2017, including extensive booklets and a lot of bonus material.
Until The End Of Days (brand new song)
A Million Light Years Away
I Walk To My Own Song
Will My Soul Ever Rest In Peace?
– Live At Wacken 2015 (only available on Limited Edition)
Legions Of The Twilight
Own a piece of
Eden's Curse history!
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.
decorating your man/woman cave, studio wall or perhaps garage
with these eye catching designs and know they are a part of the
designs have been used at our Dream Theater, Symphony Of Sin UK
Tour, Live Album Recording, German Tour and Vasby Rock Festival
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s Curse Onstage EVE scrim (RIGHT): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/262458795347?roken=cUgayN
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Kyle Gass Band
"Thundering Herd" storms on 2nd September
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.
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.
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.'
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"
Bro Code 02:55
Hell Or High 03:04
Bring Her Back Better 02:55
Uncle Jazz 02:28
Mike Bray (Don’t Drink The Water) 03:42
Mama’s Ma 03:47
Gypsy Scroll II:Toot Of The Valley 05:02
The Best We Could Do (In The Time Allotted) 03:48
KYLE GASS BAND "Thundering
Herd" Tour 2016:
DE Hamburg - Fabrik
DE Rostock - Mau Club
DE Berlin - Lido
DE Jena - F-Haus
DE Dresden - Beatpol
DE Nürnberg - Hirsch
DE Munich - Strom
AT Vienna - Szene
AT Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
CH Winterthur - Salzhaus
CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
DE Saarbrücken - Garage
DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp
DE Stuttgart - Cann
DE Cologne - Luxor
NL Haarlem - Patronaat
NL Eindhoven - Effenar
22.09. BE Antwerp - Zuiderpershuis
23.09. NL Hengelo - Metropol
FR Paris - Le Petit Bain
FR Nantes - La Scene Michelet show I
26.09. FR Nantes - La Scene Michelet show II
FR Toulouse - Sint Des Seins
FR Lille - La Peniche
UK London - The Dome
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…
King's Call to
release new album on Lions Pride Music
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.
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.
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.
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
Project – The Four Seasons
date: July 22nd, 2016
Pride & Joy Music (world-wide, excluding Japan)
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
ideation, concept and artistic direction by MISTHERIA. Co-produced
by Alberto Rigoni.
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
double vinyl release of “The Four Seasons” will be scheduled
for a release in September.
Black Crown Initiate
announce European tour
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
brand new single "For Red Cloud" is available
digitally and can be streamed here: https://BlackCrownInitiate.lnk.to/ForRedCloudPR
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…
HERE ; http://po.st/SelvesWeCannotForgiveBundle
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.
Links - http://www.fb.com/BlackCrownInitiate
Lions Pride Music
welcome Wild Souls to their rosta
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.
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.
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”.
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).
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.
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.
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!
Giwrgos Nikolaou (vocals)
Kostis Tsiligiris (guitars)
Nick Alitis (guitars)
Nikos Tsiligoudis (drums)
Tasos Karapapazoglou (bass)
release 'King Of Persia' via Limb Music
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.
is a complete track list:
King of Persia
02. The Choice
03. In the Name of God
05. A Farewell That Wasn't Meant to Be
06. Children of the Light
07. Siren Call
08. Live to Tell the Tale
10. Out of this World
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) -
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,
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
Pride Music is happy to announce the release date of Violet Janine's
debut album, Between Red & Blue, for the 6 of June.
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
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.
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
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.
band will join Smokin' Aces for a live gig at High Voltage in
Copenhagen on the 26 of November, so be there.
links - Youtube - https://youtu.be/JiirlFE-CQ8
Calling all Robin
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!
"ROCK 'TIL YOU'RE CRAZY" contest is officially open.
Please send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The random chosen winner will have a change to chat with Robin
Mc Auley on the phone, and two more will receive a autographed,
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.
send your entries to email@example.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
symphonic/metal band Induction reveals cover art of their upcoming
single “The Outwitted Consecration” which will be out on June
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
Produced by Roland Grapow (MasterPlan, ex-Helloween),
co-producer Martin Beck & Induction.
Nick Holleman – vocals
Martin Beck – guitars
Teemu Mäntysaari – guitars
Marek Bero – bass
Petr Kosejk – drums
orchestra composer – Peter Crowley Fantasy Dream
Producer – Roland Grapow
How would you like
to meet THUNDER?
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
Glam Rock pioneers EASY ACTION release their new digital single
“Drop The Bomb” on Monty Music
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.”
single and video ”Drop The Bomb" is out NOW!
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..?
are celebrating 30 years!
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
„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 the years.
Dare to release brand
new studio album 'Sacred Ground'
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!
Dare – Sacred Ground
Release date: July 15th, 2016
Label: Legend Records
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
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,
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.
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!
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.
your favourite classic here:
Ball Of Rock (Silver vinyl): http://amzn.to/22fXnJl
Free (Red vinyl): http://amzn.to/1TYQeJW
Of War (Orange vinyl): http://amzn.to/1R7XQ8h
the Beast (Gold vinyl): http://amzn.to/1YBj4RN
(Blue vinyl): http://amzn.to/1R7XUVz
Ground (Red vinyl): http://amzn.to/1sxxVmy
(Lilac vinyl): http://amzn.to/1OGxwYs
Inner Sanctum (Blue vinyl): http://amzn.to/1WDLjRZ
the Labyrinth (Neon vinyl): http://amzn.to/1TnogsA
albums are also available to download from iTunes.
Bun E. Carlos of
Cheap Trick to release 'Greetings from Bunezuela'!
Credit: Matthew Bowie
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).
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.
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.
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.”
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
June 24th, 2016
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
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)
infos at Bun E. Carlos Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Bun-E-Carlos-158423844200933
announce a European Tour
Kings announce the "Brothers Of Rock N' Roll" European
Tour this coming June.
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.
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.
"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.
On Steel" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNur5i17XPk
Renegades" / 7Hard Records - OUT NOW - Order: http://www.kamikazekings.com
Kings Links: http://www.kamikazekings.com/news/
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.
the band released its debut self-titled album, via 7Hard Records,
and currently heavily supporting it throughout their area.
My Soul" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhHHHZSs5vc
/ 7Hard Records - OUT NOW - Order: https://www.amazon.de
DGM announce details
of their brand new album 'The Passage'
Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the brand new album
from Italian prog metal masters DGM, entitled “The Passage”, on
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
Passage” tracklisting includes: The Secret (Part 1); The Secret
(Part 2); Animal; Ghosts Of Insanity; Fallen; The Passage; Disguise;
Portrait; Daydreamer; Dogma; In Sorrow.
the album’s EPK following this link: https://youtu.be/ip-E0qsXCac
Simone Mularoni – guitars, keyboards
Marco Basile – vocals
Andrea Arcangeli – bass
Fabio Costantino – drums
Emanuele Casali – keyboards
Tom Englund – vocals on “Ghosts of Insanity”
Michael Romeo – lead guitar on “Dogma”
by Simone Mularoni
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
Toby Jepson News
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.
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
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
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
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
have just announced they return to the UK and Ireland in November
2016 to support the upcoming album release scheduled for the summer
sure to catch the band and their energetic live shows on the
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.
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
Music Srl is thrilled to announce that they have inked a deal with
UK rock trio 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”.
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.
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
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!”
is definitely the year of the Raven! Look for their debut album to
hit in September 2016!
the video for “Breaking Out” here: https://youtu.be/Arh_bK0Cr-4
to the EP “Breaking Out” on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2LlLmjq6yqWcpddCf3yken
Shiraz Lane spill
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!
you are done reading about the song, check out the video here: https://youtu.be/wNn23BOSeyY
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!
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.
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!