Skarlett Riot - Brand New Single Out Now!

Skarlett Riot are excited to announce the release of the first single and video from their forthcoming CD, ‘We Are The Brave’ (out Feb 16th).


From the crunching opening guitar riff ‘Rising’ powers into Skarlett’s emotion filled vocals which lift the chorus onto another level. 

Already proving a hit at radio, ‘Rising’ marks another step forward in this remarkable young band’s career.

The four piece head out on the road in support of ‘We Are The Brave’, with dates confirmed with Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist Gus G and the legendary Kamelot.


Check out Skarlett Riot’s fabulous new video clip here;


Keep an eye out for the track on Scuzz and Kerrang TV and get those requests in!


Catch the band on tour in February and March with Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) and Kamelot! 


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Evil Scarecrow - Robototron & the mystery of the missing track!

Evil Scarecrow’s missing track finally released!  A message from Dr Hell!


Okay, so when we released Sixty-Six Minutes Past Six (6:66) we felt obligated to try and do something with our most popular track Robototron. The original recording of this was horrible, it made our ears sad and, as with a lot of our original album Crowcifiction, was not really representative of our live show. So we recorded it again. We also made a video for the new recording. We were also thoughtful enough to then include this as a bonus track on the physical 6:66 CD. 


But there was a problem. A problem we didn’t even really notice until we started looking at the digital distribution of our latest album.


We never included this bonus track on our digital release of 6:66! This means for the past 6 years the only way people were able to listen to the (half decent) version of Robototron is from the original CD, the video (via Scuzz or youTube) or maybe an illegal download rip of the CD. The poor buggers who bought the album via iTunes/Amazon mp3 or stream our music via services like Spotify have been left with the (kind of embarrassing) original version. 


We’re happy to announce though that this hole has now been plugged and you can complete your digital Scarecrow back catalogue with the definitive version of the track, now available through all your favourite digital outlets. "Robototron (2009)” may be 6 years late and not hugely reflective of where are now as a band, but we hope at least the original version will now be quieted in some way and we can try harder to pretend it never happened. 

Previous releases:
'Sixty Six Minutes Past Six'  Album
'Helldog'  EP
'Crowcifiction'  Album
Videos - Robototron, Blacken The Everything 

Evil Scarecrow are:
Dr Rabid Hell, vocals, guitars
Brother Dimitri Pain, guitars
Kraven Morrdeth, bass
Princess Luxury, keyboards
Ringmaster Monty Blitzfist, drums

Last Autumn's Dream - Level Eleven

Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singer songwriters in Sweden today, and this band, originally formed in 2002, has been only one of his many projects in a career which has seen many highs. Beside LAD for example, he has since 2006, also been the front man in Swedish super group Secret Service and has participated in the band’s many live tours all over the world. He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company (together with XTC Productions) originally came up with the idea of putting him together (in 2002) with fantastic Fair Warning guitar player Andy Malecek – the result being some ten albums in a fruitful career that has run consistently from then ‘til now.














Mikael and Andy were originally joined by Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame and their self-titled debut album represented the best of Scandinavian melodic rock heritage, but it also added a distinctive Fair Warning influence of course, which came from the presence of Malecek’s guitar.
Three-fifths of the line-up soon departed; due in no small reason to the comeback of Europe itself, but since then the band has forged ahead as a four piece with great musicians such as bassist Marcel Jacob (Talisman), who sadly tragically died in 2009 and was replaced by Nalley Påhlsson (Treat, Therion), and drummer Jamie Borger (Talisman, Secret Service).
Malecek himself sadly departed the band in 2014 because of personal reasons but his replacement was none other than guitar genius Peter “Pac” Söderström, a guitar player that had earlier added rhythm guitars to many of the band’s previous albums.
Album number 11, “Level Eleven” is already released in Japan but coming out through AOR Heaven here on February 23rd 2015, it looks set to raise the bar on Swedish melodic rock to new levels with a combination of classic rock references and modern sound; all given that huge and dynamic Erlandsson touch!
All LAD albums are recorded at XTC Studios in Stockholm, and this is no exception. Executive producer is once again Ulf Wahlberg (Secret Service).


AOR Heaven - Release: 23 February 2015

 Uriah Heep - Live At Koko

Released on 20 February 2015 - Frontiers Music 

Cd1 : Against The Odds; Overload; Traveller In Time; Sunrise; Stealin’; I’m Ready; Can’t Take That Away; Between Two Worlds; One Minute; Nail On The Head.

Cd2 : Into The Wild; Gypsy; Look At Yourself; Box Wah Box; July Morning; Lady In Black; Free’n’Easy; Easy Livin’.

Dvd (Blu Ray) : Against The Odds; Overload; Traveller In Time; Sunrise; Stealin’; I’m Ready; Can’t Take That Away; Between Two Worlds; One Minute; Nail On The Head; Into The Wild; Gypsy; Look At Yourself; Box Wah Box; July Morning; Lady In Black; Free’n’Easy; Easy Livin’.

Uriah Heep, who indisputably invented Hard Rock in conjunction with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, have sold in excess of 40 million albums since their inception in 1969. From their early incarnation as Spice (joined by members of the Gods), through record breaking tours, gold and platinum selling albums, timeless chart scaling anthems and a fiercely dedicated fan base of worldwide proportions, Uriah Heep can rightly claim to be one of the greatest U.K. progressive heavy rock bands of both the 20th and 21st centuries.

Originally founded by vocalist David Byron and guitarist Mick Box, Uriah Heep have been through an incredible number of permutations, with Mick Box always at the helm. Long standing keyboard player Phil Lanzon and vocalist Bernie Shaw were recruited nearly 30 years ago in 1986. Drummer Russell Gilbrook who has now been with the band 7 years, has recorded studio albums “Wake the Sleeper”, “Into the Wild” & “Outsider”. “Wake the Sleeper” heralded an exciting new phase for the band, taking Heep’s classic sound right into the future. The band celebrated its 40th anniversary an aptly titled greatest hits re-recordings album called “Celebration”. Dave Rimmer, who had been standing in for Trevor Bolder (ex-David Bowie's Spiders From Mars), continues as the bassist, and with the band’s diary for the foreseeable future as full as ever.

In January 2011, the band returned to the studio once again to record “Into the Wild” which began with a strong start in Germany at #32 and the band once again returned to the road for a worldwide tour. Playing to nearly 150,000 people, in Eastern Europe, Australia, Japan, and America and playing in 58 different countries in total.

“Recording a live DVD in London at Koko's was just fantastic. Our fans travelled from all over the world to be there, and be part of this magic night,” says Mick Box. “This added so much to the atmosphere, and thankfully it was captured on camera. We debuted two songs from our new CD, 'Outsider,' that night, and the reaction was just incredible, proving that we have the best fans in the world.”

Mick Box, Philip Lanzon, Bernie Shaw, Russell Gilbrook, Dave Rimmer

Mike Paxman

WakeUpCall UK tour 2015

WakeUpCall is a new young rock band produced by Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton...) and M. Baggio (The Fire, Vanilla Sky....). They've played more than 180 shows around Europe and right now the band is ready for their first UK tour:

28.01.2015 – live @ The Intake (Mansfield, UK)

29.01.2015 – live @ Iron Road (Evesham, UK)

30.01.2015 – live @ Hope and Anchor (London, UK)

31.01.2015 – live @ Hell Fire club (Redhill, UK)

01.02.2015 – live @ The Snooty Fox (Wakefield, UK)

02.02.2015 – live @ Dove and Rainbow (Sheffield, UK)

05.02.2015 – live @ The Roadhouse (Birmingham, UK)

06.02.2015 – live @ The George (Braunton, UK)

07.02.2015 – live @ The Chill Bar (Ilfracombe, UK)

WakeUpCall new video/single:

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Europe Announce US Headline Tour Dates

We are very pleased to announce the following US Headline tour dates as part of the 'War of Kings' World tour 2015


Sat/Apr-25 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

Sun/Apr-26 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue

Tue/Apr-28 Chicago, IL House of Blues

Thu/Apr-30 New York, NY Irving Plaza

Fri/May-01 Niagara Falls, NY The Bears Den

Sun/May-03 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun


Tickets will go on sale Friday January 23rd at 10am local time. Ticket links to follow. More dates to be announced soon!


Cant wait to be be back in the US!!


Joey / John / John / Mic / Ian

Statement from Glenn Hughes Regarding California Breed Split

Good morning .. On June 2 Jason left California Breed.

We had just gone on sale with tickets for the USA and Europe tours. I felt it necessary to commit to these shows, as we had recorded an album and we needed to play and promote our work.  Joey C came in and played drums and helped us out on tour, and I am supremely grateful for this.

What I couldn't commit to was a second album. Cali Breed was Jason Andrew and myself, and there was no way moving forward without all 3 original members.

Over the past 4 decades I have built a very loving and loyal fan base, where I know most of you , through touring , signing autographs for all , or on social networks, where I see your photographs or avatar , and answer you, in whatever you wish to ask or share with me.

Those of you who have met me , or know me , know that I deeply care about LIFE...

I am currently working on 3 projects , 2 musical & one movie ...I will give more details as I move forward .

This is a loving ... And safe Place.
The Canvas of my LIFE is vast ...and I go ...where my spirit.. Leads me ..
Big love to all my fans, friends and GOLDEN ones across our Planet ...
In my world LOVE is the answer .. Remember this

RIP. Victor Ruzzo

A few words from Kane Robert regarding the sad passing of Victor Ruzzo.


A few days ago I got the news that drummer, Victor Ruzzo had died. He was a key player in my band in New York called Criminal Justice back in the day before hooking with Alice Cooper. Alice and I recorded a lot of demos in his garage studio in upstate New York and Victor also played on my first major release on MCA. Great guy, great drummer, great singer.


The photo below includes the members of CJ (left to right) Russ Brinnier (extremely melodic, talented guitarist), Greg Jackson (dangerously skilled bass player with a dangerous brain) and my bud Victor (massive cool drummer). His friendship and creative voice will not be forgotten.


Our first demo (Waiting for You) from those days as kids playing clubs -


Announcement from Chris Appleton On Solo Project

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CHRIS : OK guys, just a quick update with what's going on, and i know some people are asking, why a solo acoustic project? Basically, every year Absolva tends to have Jan & most of Feb off touring and Blaze Bayley is over in Brazil this year. Which also tends to lead me going stir crazy at home or spend most of my time in the pub. So I said I was going to do something different this time. 


So I had some studio time available at Bart's in Belgium during in the last European Tour, so with my days off I recorded this Acoustic Album 'Restless'. Featuring Wizz Wizzard & Luke Appleton, so I decided to tour this acoustic show, in Jan & Feb, to keep myself busy. The reaction I've got from this has been fantastic, and the 2 tracks that have been released online everyone seems to dig them.

So the album is up for pre-order right now, and the tour dates that we are doing are coming up very soon. Also there is a music video coming very soon for the single 'No Tomorrow'. 5 UK shows 4 Europe shows. And you never know, if this is a success we will do more.


28 Whittles, Oldham, UK
29 Grand Central, Manchester, UK
30 Fox & Goose, Southport UK
31 Snooty Fox, Wakefield, UK

1 Hark To Towler, Tottington, UK
5 Manuscript, Oostende, BE
6 Blues Devils, Arras, FR
7 Cafe Elpee, Deinze, BE
8 Rockcafe Bone, Haarlem, NL

OFFICIAL TRAILER, QUIET RIOT: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back

After losing his best friend and band mate to a drug overdose, 80's metal rock star Frankie Banali must forge ahead to conquer his loss, regain his life, and get the band back together one more time.

QUIET RIOT: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back - on Showtime 29th January 2015, iTunes / DVD 19th May 2015!




No Sonisphere Nebworth in 2015

Team Sonisphere reluctantly confirm that Sonisphere will not take place in the UK in 2015. We’ve been working hard to get a line-up that we felt was good enough but also on a weekend which would avoid other events that we know rock fans would want to support. Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position to run the event this year. We’ve said in the past that Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good enough and that hasn’t changed.


We hope all rock fans have a great summer with all the festivals and concerts already in the calendar and we plan to see you all in 2016.


Calling All King's X Fans!

King's X planning CD and vinyl re-issues for 2015; band seeks old photos, flyers, etc.




King's X will be releasing a series of re-issues in 2015 on CD and on vinyl. The band and Metal Blade Records are putting together packaging and track listings at this very moment, and the band would like to ask fans for a favor! King's X are looking for photos, show flyers, ticket stubs, etc. from the 1988-1996 era of the band. If you were there and have any photos from that time, they have a chance to be featured in the layout for one of the upcoming re-issues!


Disclaimer: It is acknowledged and understood that any and all material sent to the band will become the property of King's X and as such can be used for any and all purposes. By Sending in photos, you are giving King's X full and total control to use any material sent in, for all uses, including and not limited to promotion and public dissemination of said material.


MOB RULES release new digital single!

New Download Single ´Broken` - Band has started initial preparations for upcoming new studio album


A few days ago, melodic metal band Mob Rules from northern Germany went into the planning stage for their 2015 activities: the six musicians are back at their own studio to compile ideas for their upcoming studio album and are using this opportunity for a last official pointer to their 2014 anniversary package Timekeeper (released on 10 October 2014): the track ‘Broken’ is another single from this successful box set which will be available for download from January 16th onwards. The track presents Mob Rules again as an extremely creative act who never cease to test different new stylistic means within their genre. ‘Broken’ features Mob Rules’ usual catchiness and clear arrangements as well as the group’s typical finesse when it comes to the fine points – definitely a number which no fan should miss out on.


Other than that, the band have revealed that following their well-deserved Christmas break, their focus is back on future challenges. They are currently looking into invitations to festivals and tours/concerts, coordinating them with the dates for the album preparations. More on that in the course of the coming months. Mob Rules: “We look forward to our continued collaboration with Steamhammer/SPV, which has seen a highly successful relaunch with Timekeeper. Now we’ll concentrate on the tasks which lie ahead.”



Live 2015
10.10. D-Oberursel - MFTB Festival (with Blaze Bayley and Wicked Sensation)


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Punk Rock Holiday: First names!

Better late than never they say! We did take some time to digest the after effect of the most successful edition so far and really focus on the 2015 lineup, following the wish list our fans made and blend in some personal favorites, so we hope you like it!
Chapter One:

I may be wrong, but I think it was 2005 when Beatsteaks played probably the smallest show after the release of “Smack Smash”. It took place in Gala Hala in Ljubljana and it was the show that those 300 people and the band might never forget. I could keep talking about magic and stuff, but let's see what we have to say in August.
The second band that holds a special place in the hearts of Slovenian punk rock fans is Flogging Molly. Man, it took a long time to bring them into this tiny country. But when it finally happened, they just kept coming back. And no wonder why!
The same affection goes to next one. Coming to Punk Rock Holiday for the third time! We love what they do and they seem to like what we do, so why not have a house band. Especially when the band is Anti-Flag!
Even the next one is no stranger to Slovenian audience. We always enjoy the fine ska punk vibe blasting from the stage in Tolmin. And after last years full moon party with Reel Big Fish, it had to be their endless friends Less Than Jake shaking the dance floor next!
Next? Oh, you already know that. Satanic Surfers have recently reunited and since all the festivals grabbed them, it was pretty much expected that we have them on the bill too. After all, their reunion was one of the best things that happened in 2014.
New York Hardcore! Madball is here to represent that powerful scene that was literally cracking the stage in the past years. And before we check the European scene, we have to announce two outstanding performers from foreign countries first: Death By Stereo from USA and The Decline from Australia.
We already mentioned this year's lineup is gonna put a lot of focus on the fresh and lively European scene. We have a pretty daring idea involving European bands, but it still needs some editing, so we'll quickly announce some of the very best European bands at the moment and present the whole idea later.
Really quick! France: Forus, Spain: Adrenalized, UK: Darko, Austria: Astpai, Belgium: F.O.D., Germany: Straightline ... To be continued!

Tickets are already onsale!
Festival ticket (including camping): 90 € + commission

Date: 4th - 7th of August 2015
Location: Tolmin, Slovenia
Facebook event:
Bands: Beatsteaks, Flogging Molly, Satanic Surfers, Less Than Jake, Anti Flag, MADBALL, Death By Stereo, FORUS, Adrenalized, ASTPAI, Darko, The Decline, Straightline and FOD.


Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT entered the studio in mid 2014 to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Silverthorn. The new album will make KAMELOT history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records / ADA-Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT Music LLC this April/May 2015. In support of this highly anticipated release, KAMELOT will hit the road starting in March for select UK shows, followed by a massive North America Tour this Spring, with special guests Dragonforce (UK). Select Summer Festivals will follow and the band returns to Europe in September/October for their biggest headliner tour to date.


“We are extremely excited about having a growing and hungry independent label like Napalm with the power of major distribution that we will get with Universal and ADA Warner.” states KAMELOT founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood.


 Thomas Caser, Vice President of Napalm Records:
“Being a fan since the band’s Epica release it has always been a dream for me to work with KAMELOT! Finally this dream has come true and we at Napalm Records are delighted and honoured to announce this signing. I foresee a bright future and we will spare no effort to bring the band to where they deserve to be – the top! Watch out for the band’s monumental new album this spring and witness KAMELOT & Napalm Records conquering the world in 2015!”


KAMELOT have held their own, very special position in the world of rock and heavy music: their elaborate melodic metal has always opened itself in a remarkably clever way to like-minded styles, integrating progressive elements as well as cross-references to doom/gothic metal and classical music, which have allowed their songs to define their own genre. Two of their most successful releases in particular, namely the albums Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005), are prime examples of KAMELOT’s multi-layered approach, intensity and outstanding musicality. Their last effort Silverthorn, saw the band raise this demanding standard even higher, because the album stands the test of time as a true masterpiece of grand gestures, gritty melodies and haunting atmospheres, showcasing KAMELOT at their finest.

Catch KAMELOT live on their upcoming live shows:

12.03.2015 IRL – Dublin / Button Factory
13.03.2015 UK  –  Pwllheli / HammerFest VII Festival
14.03.2015 UK  –  London / O2 Academy Islington
25.04.2015 MX – Mexico D.F. / José Cuervo Salón
09.07.2015 CZ  –  Vizovice / Masters Of Rock Festival

KAMELOT North American Tour With Special Guest Dragonforce:

4/27: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
4/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/2: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
5/3: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
5/5: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/6: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/7: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/9: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
5/10: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
5/11: Calgary, AL @ MacEwan Hall
5/12: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/14: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
5/15: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/20: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
5/21: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theater
5/22: Birmingham, IL @ Iron City Live
5/23: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

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Featuring the talents of Roland Grapow (Masterplan), Thomen Stauch (ex - Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (ex -Visions Of Atlantis), Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), Jan Vacik (ex -Dreamscape) and (last but not least) the golden voice of Urban Breed (ex - Tad Morose), Serious Black is a band dedicated to hardcore, classic rock and being on stage. The band has already released 2 singles from the new record "As Daylight Breaks"; "I Seek No Other Life"and "Sealing My Fate", but you can find a video clip for another exclusive track "High And Low" here - 
And also get an exclusive preview of the album here - 
01.    I Seek No Other Life
02.    High And Low
03.    Sealing My Fate
04.    Temple Of The Sun
05.    Akhenation
06.    My Mystic Mind
07.    Trail Of Murder
08.    As Daylight Breaks
09.    Setting Fire To The Earth
10.    Listen To The Storm
11.    Older And Wiser