H.E.A.T. announce UK & European tour dates

To dovetail the release of their fifth studio album, H.E.A.T will tour the UK and Europe throughout November. The celebrated Swedish rock band will release their long awaited new album "Into The Great Unknown" on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC.

The European leg of the tour will start in Copenhagen on Monday 30th October and the band will play their first show in the UK in Wolverhampton on Friday 17th November.

 

After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.

 

"Into The Great Unknown" is the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed "Tearing Down The Walls".  2012’s successful "Address The Nation" album was praised worldwide as one of the best albums of the year, and consolidated the H.E.A.T’s growing reputation as the new leading band in hard edged melodic rock.  "Into The Great Unknown" is a rock and roll journey into the great unknown. The album delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for - frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock.

 

In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song "1000 Miles". That same year the band’s second album "Freedom Rock" was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock magazine UK. Since then, they’ve toured all over the world, blowing audiences away with their outstanding live concerts.

 

Further info about H.E.A.T’s new album “Into The Great Unknown” – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/earmusic/heat-into-the-great-unknown.htm 

 

Watch the official UK & European tour trailer here – https://www.facebook.com/heatsweden/videos/10155697023354288/ 

 

H.E.A.T – NOVEMBER 2017 UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR

 

Copenhagen DK, Pumpehuset                   Monday 30 October

Hamburg DE, Logo                                           Tuesday 31 October

Berlin DE, Frannz Club                                   Wednesday 1 November

Munich DE, Backstage Halle                       Thursday 2 November

Innsbruck AT, Harley Bar                              Friday 3 November

Milan IT, Legend Club                                    Sunday 5 November

Bilbao ES, Santana 27                                     Tuesday 7 November

Madrid ES, La Riviera                                     Wednesday 8 November

Barcelona ES, Razzmatazz 2                         Thursday 9 November

Paris FR, La Nouveau Casino                       Saturday 11 November

Pratteln CH, Z7                                                 Sunday 12 November

Aschaffenburg DE, Colos-Saal                    Monday 13 November

Vosselaar BE, Biebob                                     Tuesday 14 November

Uden NL, De Pul                                               Wednesday 15 November

Wolverhampton UK, Slade Rooms          Friday 17 November

Glasgow UK, Cathouse                                  Saturday 18 November

Nottingham UK, Rescue Rooms                Sunday 19 November

London UK, Islington Academy                 Tuesday 21 November

 

Frontiers Music Srl announce signing of ReVertigo

We are proud to announce the signing of ReVertigo, the Stockholm, Sweden based duo of Mats Levén (vocals) and Anders Wikström (guitar). Their debut album will be released in early 2018.

As close personal and musical friends for nearly 30 years, ReVertigo is the next chapter in an ongoing collaboration between the two culminating with their self-produced new album.

Anders says, ”Mats and I always had an idea of creating something that would celebrate the fact that we really enjoy working together, but with busy separate music careers, it wasn´t until 2016, we sat down and concentrated on new songs with a firm plan”.

 

Adds Mats, ”The fact that we, besides writing for other international artists, hadn´t done a proper album together in 25 years also gave the writing and recording process of ReVertigo a purpose.”

 

In September 2016, a three song demo found it´s way to Frontiers Music Srl, who decided to sign the band on the spot. In between touring activities with Candlemass, Treat and Trans-Siberian Orchestra the pair finalized the 11 songs featured on the debut album. All the instruments on the album are played by Mats and Anders, except for the drums, which were performed by their dear friend Thomas Broman (Great King Rat, Michael Schenker Group, Electric Boys). ”Both of us have a strong mutual vision, that´s why we choose to play and sing most of the instruments and parts on the album ourselves,” says Mats. Peter Mansson is responsible for the mixing duties, which took place at Mir Studios in Stockholm and Svante Forsbäck mastered at Chartmakers in Helsinki.

ReVertigo's music itself is a blend of heavy, yet melodic songs paying tribute to their favorite albums and artists from the 70's, 80´s, and up to present day filtered through the chemistry that comes to life when Mats and Anders join forces.

 

”I love when you get that teenage excitement together over a song idea, and how you hear a finished gem in your head, hence the bands name ReVertigo,” says Mats.

 

”We might not be reinventing the wheel, but we´re certainly putting on fresh tires,” tells Anders.

 

ReVertigo's debut album will be released worldwide in early 2018 through Frontiers Music Srl, with multiple singles and videos preceding the release of the album.

 

Follow the band online here:
https://www.facebook.com/ReVertigoOfficial/
https://www.instagram.com/ReVertigoofficial/

 

PINK CREAM 69 will release their new album 'Headstrong' November 10

Pink Cream 69 are proud to announce that our new album "Headstrong" will be released worldwide in early November through Frontiers Records and Marquee/Avalon in Japan. The album will be also released with a very special bonus CD.

 

Tracklisting:

 

CD 1:

1. We Bow To None
2. Walls Come Down
3. Unite And Divide
4. No More Fear
5. Man Of Sorrow
6. Path Of Destiny
7. Vagrant Of The Night
8. Bloodsucker
9. Whistleblower
10. The Other Man

 

CD 2: Live recorded in Ludwigsburg 2013


1. Special
2. Talk to the Moon
3. Break the Silence
4. Do You Like It like That
5. The Spirit
6. Livin’ My Life for You
7. Wasted Years
8. Welcome the Night
9. Shame

Metal Heaven to release Midnite City's debut album in October 2017

MIDNITE CITY were formed in January 2017 by current Tigertailz front-man (and former Vega, Steevi Jaimz and Teenage Casket Company member and songwriter) Rob Wylde. 

Armed with an album's worth of material written under the working title of MIDNITE CITY, Wylde approached friend Pete Newdeck (Newman/ Eden's Curse, Blood Red Saints) to produce three songs forhim to shop to record labels.

Wylde sang, played guitar and bass on the recordings whilst Newdeck played drums, provided backing vocals and took care of the production. Wylde also brought in newcomer guitarist Miles Meakin who played  guitar solos on the recordings and former band mate James Martin (Vega) who laid down keyboards on the tracks. After being mixed by Newdeck, the songs were sent to Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) who mastered them at his studio in Canada.

The songs 'Nothing's Like Losing You', 'Summer Of Our Lives' and 'Think About You' were then sent out to labels and garnered considerable interest across the board, resulting in a deal being inked with German label AOR Heaven.

With a record deal in place, Newdeck officially joined the band as drummer in the Spring of 2017, alongside Miles Meakin on guitar and Shawn Charvette on keyboards.  With the line up now in place, the band began work on their debut album at PNP Productions in Tewkesbury UK, completing the recordings in June 2017.

With a sound that the band describes as 'Timeless, melodic rock/ hair metal', MIDNITE CITY cover all bases when it comes to this much loved genre of music. From ultimate feel good, party rock anthems, to brooding melodic rock monsters, to spine tingling power ballads, they are all here in abundance, and then some.

With an album release being planned for October20th,  2017, MIDNITE CITY will be taking their explosive live show out on the road throughout the UK, Europe and the USA in late 2017/ 2018.

 

https://www.facebook.com/midnitecityuk/   www.metalheaven.net

 

Code Red announce new album on AOR Heaven this October

Hailing from Sweden are CODE RED, a new group around singer/song-writer Ulrick Lönnqvist (song-writer for Jim Jidhed, Creye, Mad Invasion and Find Me).

Lead singer Ulrick Lönnqvist initially started out with the band Sahara who released a self-titled album in 2001 on AOR Heaven. Since then he has mainly been working as a song-writer and co-writer for different bands all around Sweden, i.e. with Hal Marabel (Bad Habit), Morgan Jensen (Swedish Erotica), Jake E (Amaranthe), Michael Palace (Palace) and Andreas Gullstrand (Creye) to name a few. So the seed to the new project and band CODE RED was planted many years ago in fact, when colleagues and partners became close friends.

 

During 2016 while Lönnqvist was co-writing songs for the new albums with Jim Jidhed, Creye, Mad Invasion and Find Me, producer Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Find Me) approached to him and suggested that he really should record an album of his own. It was never Lönnqvist's ambition to be a solo artist, but Flores convinced him and wanted to produce the album. The singer teamed up with co-writers Morgan Jensen (Swedish Erotica) and Michael Palace (Palace, Big Time), and along with lead guitarist Oscar Bromvall (Palace, Erika) and keyboard player Kaspar Dahlqvist (Shadowquest, Dionysus) the line-up was complete. CODE RED was born.

 

It felt like a natural step to approach Georg Siegl at AOR Heaven, and he believed in the songs and CODE RED right from the start. The band recorded their debut album during the spring of 2017 at Sound vs. Science in Stockholm under the direction of producer Daniel Flores and Ulrick Lönnqvist. It was a pure labor of love, resulting in the melodic rock album titled “Incendiary”.

 

Ulrick Lönnqvist - Lead and backing vocals, Acoustic guitars

Morgan Jensen - Electric guitars

Oscar Bromvall - Lead guitars

Michael Palace - Bass and backing vocals

Kaspar Dahlqvist - Keyboards

Daniel Flores - Drums

 

Cover design and artwork by Ken Sandin, SinProd. Photography: Anders Fästader, Trailermade Productions. For any further info and news. Visit AOR Heaven’s website: www.metalheaven.net, or Code Red Sweden on Facebook.

 

Sound clips in advance:

CODE RED - Eternal Pretender (Edit)

CODE RED - I  Won't Be Your Hero (Edit)

CODE RED - Lift Me Up (Edit)

 

Delain to release 'A Decade of Delain: Live At Paradiso' on DVD / Blu-Ray

Delain have spent the last year celebrating their ten year anniversary – from the release of their fifth full-length Moonbathers and an anniversary edition of their debut album Lucidity to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world’s biggest festival stages – and are about to cap it off with the release of their first ever live DVD/Blu-Ray package on October 27, 2017.

 

A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso was filmed at a sold out gig at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso on December 10, 2016. Delain was joined on stage throughout the evening by Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Liv Kristine, Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), and many other special guests and collaborators.

 

The set list for the evening showcased songs spanning Delain’s entire decade-long existence, including everything from the sing-along singles to cuts from the band’s vault that are rarely played live. On top of the full live concert, the package includes an exclusive documentary about the band entitled We Are The Others – A Decade of Delain, a bonus live performance of “We Are the Others” from Masters of Rock 2015, and the “Suckerpunch” music video.

CD/DVD/Blu-Ray:

1. Intro (The Monarch)
2. Hands of Gold (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
3. Suckerpunch
4. The Glory and the Scum
5. Get the Devil Out of Me
6. Army of Dolls
7. The Hurricane
8. April Rain
9. Where Is The Blood (featuring Burton C. Bell)
10. Here Come the Vultures
11. Fire With Fire
12. The Tragedy of the Commons (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
13. Danse Macabre
14. Sleepwalkers Dream (featuring Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, and Guus Eikens)
15. Your Body is a Battleground (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
16. Stay Forever
17. See Me In Shadow (featuring Liv Kristine and Elianne Anemaat)
18. The Gathering
19. Pristine (featuring George Oosthoek)
20. Mother Machine
21. Sing to Me (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
22. Don’t Let Go
23. We Are the Others

 

DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Content:
1. We Are the Others – A Decade of Delain documentary
2. “We Are the Others” – live at Masters of Rock 2015
3. “Suckerpunch” official music video

 

A Decade of Delain is available for pre-order in a 2-CD/DVD/Blu-Ray combination package or on silver vinyl via Pledge Music here: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/delain10thanniversary

 

Pre-orders on the Napalm Records store to follow soon!

 

Stryper confirm Timothy Gaines out of band

Dear fans and friends,

 

We wish Timothy Gaines nothing but the best, and we will always remember the history and the good times that we all shared together. We have done our best to remain courteous and professional despite the barrage of disrespectful comments, posts and tweets that have been made public time and time again by Tim and Brandee on what seems to be a daily basis.

 

The accusations that have been made that our decision to terminate Tim is based on his divorce couldn't be further from the truth. We have all struggled with separation and divorce in our relationships over the years, and it has never affected anyone's position within the band.

 

The band decided to take a hiatus in order to give Tim time and space to work through his personal issues. However, based on Tim and Brandee’s intentional, erratic and hostile behavior, which has damaged Stryper and threatened to undermine the band’s ability to go forward professionally, we were left with no other choice but to part ways. Tim and Brandee have left their scars and have hurt us in more ways than you can imagine.

 

We were also forced to retain legal representation based on a public post/threat that Tim made about suing the band in 2016.

 

Tim is our brother, and we love him but this has become a toxic relationship at this point and due to that, we cannot continue on with our mission and stay true to who we are and what we represent with Tim in the band.

 

We're excited about the future and we will be making an official announcement very soon about our new album, tour and bassist.

 

We love our fans and we appreciate your support and patience as we work through these changes. The best is yet to come!

 

Stryper

 

Frontiers Music Srl to release new album featuring former Nightwish vocalist

Frontiers Music Srl To Release The Dark Element featuring Anette Olzon and Jani Liimatainen on November 10. Title track available to hear now:

 

 

"The Dark Element” is a new musical project fronted by former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon together with Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen. The combination of these two talents promises to deliver a debut album that will be a huge statement in the European metal scene.

 

Since word of this project got out, fans have been frothing at the mouth with anticipation for its arrival. And no wonder considering the talent involved! Anette is widely known for being the immaculate voice on the hit albums from Nightwish, “Dark Passion Play” and “Imaginareum”. Jani has recently been busy in Cain's Offering alongside Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto, but left a deep mark on the minds of all power metal fans thanks to his time in Sonata Arctica.

 

 

Pre-order “The Dark Element” here http://radi.al/TheDarkElement or at the links below:

 

 

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “The Dark Element”.

 

 

Follow “The Dark Element” on Apple Music and Spotify to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add “The Dark Element” to your favorite playlists:


• Apple Music: http://radi.al/DarkElementAppleMusic
• Spotify:
http://radi.al/TheDarkElementSpotify

 

 

Anette Olzon and Jani Liimatainen on their collaboration:

 

Jani Liimatainen: "I have always been a big fan of Anette's voice and when the opportunity to work with her arose, writing and producing an album, it was something I just couldn't say no! It has been a blast working on the songs and I can't wait for everyone to hear the final result. This will be epic! The songs are extremely melodic and to the point. My goal has been to write catchy songs with hooks that will haunt your dreams, and I think it's pretty much 'mission accomplished'. Stay tuned for something special!"

 

Anette Olzon: "I am so looking forward to this album and I believe our collaboration worked like a perfect match and I am really happy that Jani and Frontiers asked me to do this with them!"

 

 

Track Listing:

 

1. The Dark Element
2. My Sweet Mystery
3. Last Good Day
4. Here’s To You
5. Someone You Used to Know
6. Dead to Me
7. Halo
8. I Cannot Raise The Dead
9. The Ghost and the Reaper
10. Heaven of Your Heart
11. Only One Who Knows Me

 

 

Musicians:

 

Anette Olzon – Lead Vocals
Jani Liimatainen - Guitars, keyboards, programming
Jonas Kuhlberg - Bass
Jani “Hurtsi” Hurula - Drums

 

 

Piano on “Someone You Used to Know” and “Heaven of Your Heart” by Jarkko Lahti

Backing vocals by Anette Olzon, Petri Aho, Anssi Stenberg and Jani Liimatainen
Growls on “Dead to Me” by Niilo Sevänen

 

Follow the band on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkElement/

 

Escape Music to release new Target album

Target was an exciting US Quintet from Memphis that featured the legendary Jimi Jameson (Cobra / Survivor) on vocals. They released two albums on A & M in 1976 (Target) and 1977 (Captured). However, it has come to light that a third album was recorded in 1979, entitled 'In Range' before the band split in 1982.

 

While vocalist Jimi Jamison did go on to greater heights - thanks to his stints fronting Cobra and, of course, Survivor not to mention releasing an impressive catalogue of solo records ­ Target were the band  with whom he first made the progression from playing the bars and clubs to touring as a major label act opening for the likes of Black Sabbath and Styx. However, the debut Target LP wasn't the singer's first album recording credit. Nor bassist Tommy Cathey's either. Having started to work together in a band called Omaha in the early 70's an opportunity to hook up with another project was just too good to miss, as the latter explains: 'After a stint in Omaha with Jimi, we both wanted to explore the chances of original music,' recalls Cathey. 'David Beaver had been doing original music for a couple of years so we gravitated to that. We did two records with D. Beaver, of which only one was released ('Combinations' on the TMI label in 1973). Right after the second record, Jimi and I were ready to take the splash into forming our own band to do original music, so we teamed up with guitarist/organist Buddy Davis and formed Target. We still played cover music to pay the bills, but all along writing our own music and trying to be a good rock and roll band!' The band toured substantially back then and it was a shame that the band split before that third release saw the light of day

 

 

'In Range' was recorded in the autumn of 1979: it took the band about two to three weeks to do this third album. What an album it is though, this is Target's best recording, chock full of quality songs and musicianship. Its criminal it has laid dormant for so long, but here it is for you on Escape Music.

 

 

Here is what bassist Tommy Cathey says about the recording:

 

'I think what I'm most proud of with the third album is the maturity of our songs and the developing sound we were getting in the studio. This album doesn't sound like the first two and I consider it to be the best of the three! We produced it ourselves and I think you can tell the distinction from the first two albums. The third album is all Target with no outside help or direction! I am very proud of our efforts and I hope all our fans and a new generation of fans will appreciate the music!'

 

 

TARGET -­ "IN RANGE" Featuring Jimi Jamison (R.I.P) with extensive liner notes by Dave Reynolds!

 

 

Release Date: 20th October

 

 

Target is:    

 

Jimi Jamison - Vocals

Tommy Cathey - Bass and Vocals  

Paul Cannon - Guitar                    

Buddy Davis - Guitar                     

Bill Marshall - Drums  

Gary Topper - saxophone on Live Magician         

      

 

Produced by: Target

Engineered by:  John Hampton    

Mastered by: JK Northrup  at Alien Productions

 

 

Track List:

 

1- Tightwire 03:29 / 2- Love Magician 04:45 / 2- Too Much Good Lovin' 03:32 / 4- Hold Tight  03:06 /  5- Taxman 03:18 / 6- Means That Much 04:01 / 7- Come On 03:18 / 8- A Place Called Hot 03:02  / 9- Don't You Think Its Time 03:25? / 10- Echo Tango 04:37 (demo) bonus track

 

www.Escape-Music.com

 

Babylon AD to release new album on Frontiers Music Srl

Babylon A.D. are proud to be one of the few hard rock bands from the late ‘80s/early ‘90s that are still operating with all of their original members: Derek Davis, vocalist/songwriter, guitarists and songwriters, John Matthews and Ron Freschi, drummer Jamey Pacheco and bassist Robb Reid. The band formed in 1987 and to celebrate their 30th Anniversary, the band will release their new album, “Revelation Highway” on November 10, 2017.

Follow the band on Spotify: http://radi.al/BabylonADSpotify to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add “Crash and Burn” to your favorite playlists.

 

 

Vocalist, Derek Davis on the new album:

 

 

“This record kicks ass, from the opening track ‘Crash and Burn’ to the last track ‘Saturday Night’. The band had a blast making the album and a lot had to do with original founding member lead-guitarist John Matthews rejoining the band. He really lit the fire that got the bands blood pumping to make a new record. For me it was awesome to produce and mix such a cool record. It’s very hard hitting yet melodic, with some great lyrical storytelling and great stand out tracks like, ‘One Million Miles’, ‘Tears’, ‘Rags to Riches, and ‘She Likes To Give It’. The songs are so catchy and memorable on the first listen I know our fans are gonna love it! And of course there are some burning guitar leads to keep the metal heads happy. The band is very grateful that Frontiers Music Srl listened to the tracks and felt the same way about them as we do and offered us the opportunity to get this record out. We can’t wait to hit the road and play the material live.”

 

Featuring 10 tracks of the energetic classic hard rock the band is known for, “Revelation Highway” is sure to please fans of the band’s classic early material. The band will play shows in the UK and Germany this August/September to kick off promotion for the album with more touring planned both in the U.S. and UK/Europe!

 

 

• August 28, 2017 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK (w/ Spread Eagle)

• August 30, 2017 – Matrix Bouchum, Bochum, Germany (w/ Vain & Spread Eagle)

• September 1, 2017 – Paunchy-Cats, Lichtenfels, Germany (w/ Spread Eagle)

 

 

Formed in 1987, Babylon A.D. hail from San Francisco, CA. In 1988, Babylon A.D. caught the attention of Arista Records President and music industry legend “Clive Davis”, who signed them at a live showcase in Los Angeles. Their self-titled debut was released in fall of 1989 and included their hard rock classics “Bang Go The Bells”, “Hammer Swings Down”, and “The Kid Goes Wild”. The band scored three #1 songs at metal radio and reached gold sales status in the U.S. on their first release, which spent 38 weeks on the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #46. Their sophomore effort, “Nothing Sacred” was released in 1992 and produced two more Top Ten metal songs, “Bad Blood” and “So Savage the Heart”. Constant touring throughout the early 1990s and several MTV videos made them one of hard rock fans’ favorites.

 

 

After spending several years on Arista Records the band signed with Apocalypse Records in 1999 and released “Live In Your Face”, a compilation of live tracks recorded at various cities’ throughout the United States and on July 4, 2000, the band released their third studio album, “American Blitzkrieg”. In 2008, the band released “In The Beginning” on Apocalypse/Perris Records, a compilation of songs from the original demo tapes that secured them their recording contract with Arista Records. In 2014, Babylon A.D. returned with a four song E.P., “Lost Sessions/Fresno, CA 93”, a collection of songs that had been found on an old reel tape that had never been released. The band played several dates across the U.S. and also played the “Firefest Rock Festival” in Nottingham, England.

 

 

In March 2015, the band released a live record “LIVE@XXV” to celebrate their 25th Anniversary of recording together. That same year, they were invited to play the “Monsters of Rock Cruise” and select dates across the U.S. 2016 saw the band play more rock festivals along with The “Bang Your Head” Festival in Balingen Germany, Chicago’s “Rock’N’Skull” fest and once again the “Monsters of Rock Cruise”.

 

 

Track Listing:

 

1. Crash And Burn

2. Fool On Fire

3. One Million Miles

4. Tears

5. She Likes To Give It

6. Rags To Riches

7. Last Time For Love

8. I’m No Good For You

9. Saturday Night

10. Don’t Tell Me Tonight

 

 

Babylon A.D. Lineup

 

Derek Davis – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar

Ron Freschi – Guitars & Vocals

John Mathews – Guitars & Keyboards

Robb Reid – Bass & Vocals

James Pacheco – Drums & Percussion

 

 

For More Info Visit:

 

• Official Website: http://www.babylonad.com/

 

Inner Wound Recordings announce new singing Angel Nation

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the female fronted melodic metal band ANGEL NATION to the label. The band's new album "Aeon" will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America.

 

Angel Nation is a melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal.

 

 

Their debut album [released under the name EnkeliNation] "Tears of Lust" was received with glowing reviews all over the world. The release in 2014 was followed by shows at Bloodstock Open Air, shows in Finland amongst others.

 

In 2016 Elina also joined Leaves' Eyes as their new vocalist.

 

 

Angel Nation's second album "Aeon" continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina's ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics.

 

 

The album features a guest appearance by Jukka Pelkonen [Omnium Gatherum] on vocals and the artwork was created by Darkgrove Design [Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah].

 

Get ready for it all: Heavy, rocking and epic tunes from this highly anticipated album with tons of character!

 

 

"Aeon" track listing

 

01. Burn The Witch

02. Blood Is On Your Hands

03. Breathe Again

04. Wonder Who You Are

05. Farewell

06. Free

07. Enough Is Enough

08. Music Plays

09. Fireflies

10. Destination

 

 

Angel Nation tour dates

 

Dec 14: Boston Music Room - London, UK

Dec 15: De Verlichte Geest - Roeselare, BE

Dec 16: Le Batofar - Paris, FR

Dec 17: Popcentrale - Dordrecht, NL

Dec 20: De Bosuil - Mannheim, DE

Dec 21: T.B.A.

Dec 22: De Bosuil - Weert, NL

 

 

ANGEL NATION online

 

 

Inner Wound Recordings online

 

 

Inner Wound Recordings reveal new female melodic metal band Metalite signing

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the Swedish female fronted melodic metal band METALITE to the label. The band's debut album "Heroes In Time" will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America.

 

Metalite was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 when Edwin Premberg [guitar] met Emma Bensing [vocals]. The goal was to write and record melodic and memorable metal songs with a modern and fresh sound.

 

 

Edwin and Emma started to co-operate with the Danish producer Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Evergrey, Amaranthe] and songs started to take shape. During 2016 Metalite found three experienced musicians that agreed to join the band: Lea Larsson [drums], Robert Örnesved [guitar] and Robert Majd [bass].

 

 

"Heroes In Time" is an impressive debut album filled with melodic and memorable songs, crowned with the strong and emotional vocals by vocalist Emma Bensing as well as a powerful production by Jacob Hansen. The album should be perfect for fans of bands like Beyond The Black, Dynazty and Amaranthe!

 

 

The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Leah, Korpiklaani] and guest appearances on the album includes Fraser Edwards [Ascension] and Jakob Svensson [Wigelius].

 

"Heroes In Time" track listing

 

01. Afterlife

02. Purpose of Life

03. Nightmare

04. The Hunter

05. Heroes in Time

06. Power of Metal

07. Over and Done

08. The Light of Orion

09. In The Middle of the Night

10. Black Horse Rider

11. The Great Force Within Us

 

 

Metalite online

 

Inner Wound Recordings online

 

POWER QUEST: MORE "SIXTH DIMENSION" ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED

Power Quest, the renowned melodic power metal band based in the UK, will release their long awaited 6th album "Sixth Dimension" on October 13th via Inner Wound Recordings in Europe/USA and on October 11th in Japan via Marquee/Avalon.

 

 

"Sixth Dimension" was mastered by Jens Bogren [Dragonforce, Symphony X, Arch Enemy] and the artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth]. The album includes guest appearances by Anette Olzon [ex. Nightwish], Andrea Martongelli [Arthemis, ex. Power Quest] and Lars Rettkowitz [Freedom Call]

 

 

Steve Williams commented "We are all so excited about this record, probably more so than ever before. I think it has the classic PQ stamp and then some!"

 

 

The album will be available in the following physical formats:

 

- standard jewel case CD

- limited edition digibook CD - 500 copies [also includes bonus track]

- limited edition vinyl - 500 copies [200 copies with gold disc and 300 copies with black disc]

 

 

"Sixth Dimension" track listing

 

01. Lords of Tomorrow

02. Starlight City

03. Kings and Glory

04. Face the Raven

05. No More Heroes

06. Revolution Fighters

07. Pray for the Day

08. Coming Home

09. The Sixth Dimension

 

 

Power Quest Tour Dates 2017

 

Sep 1 Evoken Festival, Tokyo JAP

Sep 2 Evoken Festival, Tokyo JAP

Sep 3 Evoken Festival, Osaka JAP

Sep 6 PPUSA Festival, Atlanta USA

 

 

As Special Guests of Dragonforce

 

Oct 4 The Garage, Glasgow UK

Oct 5 Riverside, Newcastle UK

Oct 6 Fibbers, York UK

Oct 7 Corporation, Sheffield UK

Oct 8 Sound Control, Manchester UK

Oct 11 O2 Academy, Birmingham UK

Oct 12 Globe, Cardiff UK - SOLD OUT!

Oct 13 Electric Ballroom, London UK

Oct 14 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth UK

Oct 15 Forum, Tunbridge Wells UK - SOLD OUT!

Oct 16 Booking Hall, Dover UK

 

 

Headline Shows

 

Oct 26 Trillians, Newcastle UK

Oct 27 Yardbirds, Grimsby UK

Oct 28 Fuel, Cardiff UK

Oct 29 Underworld, London UK

 

 

Power Quest online

 

Inner Wound Recordings online

 

Every Mother's Nightmare returns with 'Grind'

Formed in the early 90’s, EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE is no stranger to the music scene. After quickly arriving on the Memphis rock scene, word spread about their energy-packed live performances gaining them the attention of Clive Davis (Arista Records). After signing with Arista, EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE became staples on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball with their music videos for “Walls Come Down”, “Love Can Make You Blind”, and “House of Pain”.

 

Grind features a total of 11 tracks and three videos. The enhanced CD contains the five tracks from the self-released EP, plus three brand new studio tracks, three new live tracks recorded from the band’s performance at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN on August 21st, 2016 and the new video for “Push” along with the videos “Blown Away” and “Loco Crazy”.

 

 

Ready for real pure rock again? This is rock that hasn’t been infiltrated with other genres’ characteristics but has remained a sanctuary of sorts. Rock that brings back the feeling that we should probably just drink another beer, kick back and stay awhile. Rock that is progressive and whole with a sultry edge all its own.

 

 

Studio tracks on Grind were produced by Justin Rimer at Cross Trax Studios. Live tracks were produced by David Cowell at Cleaved Owl Productions with mastering by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters. The project also features appearances by Jim Dandy (The Jim Dandy) guest vocals on “Stand Up”, Wayne Swinny (Saliva) guitar on “Snake”, and Zach Myers (Shinedown) guitar on “Crazy”.

 

 

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE ‘Grind‘ album teaser: https://youtu.be/EXOlJHtZBho

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE ‘Swing Again‘ song: https://soundcloud.com/highvolmusic/swing-again

 

 

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE received a great deal of national press and toured, promoting the first two albums, allowing them the chance to open for bands such as Cheap Trick and Dream Theater. They performed many headlining shows, drawing in large crowds and selling out venues. EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE has been featured in hundreds of hard rock magazines both nationally and internationally like Metal Edge as well as appearing on shows like the Joan Rivers’ talk show

 

 

Track Listing:

 

1. Loco Crazy

2. Snake

3. Upper Hand

4. Blown Away

5. Sacred Circle

6. Days Are Through

7. Stand Up

8. Swing Again

9. Closet (Live)

10. Walls (Live)

11. Push (Live)

 

 

Every Mother’s Nightmare is:

 

Rick Ruhl (lead vocals)

Lonnie Hammer (drums)

Travis “Gunner” Butler (guitar)

Troy Fleming (bass) 

John Guttery (guitar)

 

'For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records'

NYC panel and signing with Brian Slagel, Don Jamieson, Richard Christy, Jim Florentine, Trevor Strnad announced for Sept. 19th!



On August 29th, Metal Blade Records and BMG will release 'For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records' - written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich. Celebrating the storied label's 35th anniversary, 'For the Sake of Heaviness' is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom's non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today.



For a preview of 'For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records', please visit Billboard.com for an exclusive excerpt of the book: billboard.com



To pre-order 'For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records', please visit:stores.ebay.de - where an exclusive box-set is available, with the following contents:


--For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records book
--For the Sake of Heaviness cassette
--Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary bookmark
--bookplate autographed by Brian Slagel
* box dimensions: 9.375" x 6.375" x 1.25"



See below for the 'For the Sake of Heaviness' cassette track-listing:



SIDE A


1. Fates Warning "Guardian"
2. Lizzy Borden "Lord of the Flies"
3. Omen "Holy Martyr"
4. Cirith Ungol "Black Machine"
5. GWAR "Gor-Gor"
6. Cannibal Corpse "Stripped, Raped, and Strangled"
7. Six Feet Under "War Is Coming"


SIDE B


1. Mercyful Fate "Egypt"
2. King Diamond "Voodoo"
3. The Black Dahlia Murder "Funeral Thirst"
4. Unearth "Black Hearts Now Reign"
5. Amon Amarth "Twilight of the Thunder God"
6. Visigoth "From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy"



'For the Sake of Heaviness' pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they've accomplished, and where they're going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue's career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist - twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper re-issues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, GWAR, Nother Love Bone, Alice In Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads - from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show's Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer.



On September 19th at 6PM, Slagel will appear for a book panel and signing at Rough Trade in NYC alongside Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned and The Howard Stern Show radio personality), and Jim Florentine (Stand-up Comedian and TV personality for That Metal Show). Hosted by Don Jamieson (Stand-up Comedian and TV personality for That Metal Show), please visit roughtrade.com for more details.



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Hammerfall announces 2018 North American tour 

HAMMERFALL have been masters of groundbreaking metal anthems since the start of their remarkable career back in 1993. Earlier this year, the band returned to North America on an extensive tour with label-mates Delain. With demand for HAMMERFALL live shows at an all time high, the mighty metallers are now set to return to North America in 2018. The tour features special guests Flotsam & Jetsam and kicks off May 17, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Criss-Crossing North America, the final show will be June 19, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

The band cannot wait to return to the states:

 

"We're so fucking excited about returning to North America with a full headline show, and having the legendary Flotsam & Jetsam as special guests really helps put this over the top! The incredibly passionate fans made the tour we did with Delain earlier this year into such an amazing experience for us, and we can't wait to do it again! We'll do everything in our power to make this tour even better than last time, but we need your help to do it. Together, we can prove once and for all that heavy metal really is stronger than all!"

 

HAMMERFALL are touring on the heels of their latest release and Napalm Records debut Built To Last. The album boasts a programmatic title and brilliantly displays the strengths of the band. Highly melodic anthems with aggressive lead guitars turn this oeuvre into one of the most consistent, exciting and passionate HAMMERFALL ever recorded! Purchase the album HERE and stream the album on Spotify HERE.

 

HAMMERFALL W/ Flotsam & Jetsam:


5/17/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kelsey Theater

5/18/18: Orlando, FL @ The Haven

5/19/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

5/20/18: Raleigh, NC @ Motorco

5/22/18: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

5/23/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

5/24/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

5/25/18: Worcester, MA @ Palladium

5/26/18: Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

5/27/18: Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle

5/28/18: Montreal, QC @ Les FouFounes Electrique

5/29/18: Toronto, ON @ TBA

5/31/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

6/1/18: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

6/2/18: Louisville, KY @ Diamonds

6/3/18: Detroit, MI @ Harpos

6/4/18: Joliet, IL @ The Forge

6/5/18: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

6/7/18: Calgary, AB @ Dickens

6/8/18: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room

6/9/18: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw

6/10/18: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

6/11/18: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

6/13/18: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

6/14/18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey

6/15/18: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

6/16/18: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

6/18/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees

6/19/18: San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar

 

 

King Creature release their stunning debut album on 29 September 2017

NEW HARD ROCK BAND’S SUPERLATIVE DEBUT ALBUM ‘VOLUME ONE’ RELEASED 29TH SEPTEMBER ON MARSHALL RECORD.

Young hard rockers King Creature, who were first catapulted into the limelight when they supported Motörhead on their last ever UK gig, are set to unleash their stunning debut album ‘Volume One’ on Marshall Records (via ADA) on September 29th.

 

‘Volume One’ was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Rob Cass (Slash, Brian May, Jack Bruce, Bernie Marsden) who perfectly captured the vibe of the band’s high octane live performances whilst simultaneously coaxing the very best out of the young musicians.

 

Since being chosen by Lemmy to open for Motörhead at the Eden sessions in St Austell in 2015, King Creature have been honing their sound supporting the likes of Megadeth, Hellyeah and Down, playing the Hard Rock Hell, Looe, Boardmasters and Winter’s End festivals.

 

Lead guitarist Dave Evans started on the pathway to being one of Marshall Records first acts from the age of 13, with his family sharing videos to Marshall Amplification of his progress using a practice amp sent to him by Managing Director Jon Ellery.

 

Some years later, Dave played a practice session with other young local Cornish talent: vocalist / bassist Dave Kellaway, guitarist Matt K Vincent and drummer Jack Sutton - Bassett. It clicked first time and King Creature were born. The guys have spent the last two years holed up in a draughty barn in the middle of the countryside, writing and extensively rehearsing the musical material which has become ‘Volume One’. 

 

‘Volume One’ is an incredibly accomplished collection of deeply melodious fresh hard rock anthems, garnished with hugely expressive vocals and laced with glorious lead guitar licks over infectious, groove-laden rhythms, which more than amply lives up to all expectations. 

 

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER reveals details for new album, 'Nightbringers'

Launches video for title track!

On October 6th, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release their eighth full-length, 'Nightbringers', via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, a video for the title track can be viewed at: metalblade.com/tbdm - where the album can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


--Standard Digipak (10-Panel "Cross") CD
--Limited Edition Digipak (10-Panel "Cross") CD w/ 5 Bonus Tracks (EU Exclusive)
--Cassette (USA Exclusive - limited to 500 Copies)
--Split Translucent Red / Black Vinyl (USA Exclusive - 800 Copies)
--Translucent Red (USA Exclusive - 600 Copies)
--Translucent Red w/ Black Swirls (USA Exclusive - 300 Copies)
--Clear w/ Black Swirls (USA Exclusive - 300 Copies)
--White / Red Marble Vinyl (USA Exclusive - 200 Copies)
--180g Black Vinyl (EU Exclusive - 1000 Copies)
--Translucent Red / Black Marbled Vinyl (EU Exclusive - 500 Copies)
--White Vinyl (EU Exclusive - 300 Copies)
--Opaque Red / Black Splatter Vinyl (EU Impericon Exclusive - 200 Copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!



Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER prefer to let things happen organically. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach - who co-founded the band with front-man Trevor Strnad in 2001 - and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse), 'Nightbringers' is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. While Strnad explores a variety of themes and ideas with his lyrics, they are united by the album's title, which embraces a tenet that has been central to THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's output since the very beginning. "Death metal and nighttime are synonymous to me," Strnad explains. "We are the rulers of the darkened hours that the Christian good fears. A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld - such as marriage and monogamy - came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that. It's 'being-the-villain music', because we're the enemy of Christianity, the enemy of all that is good and traditional. Death metal is for free thinkers, it's for showing people the path to inner strength and operating on your own will, instead of being told what to do and living in fear, and songs like the title track and 'Kings Of The Nightworld' are about leading a legion of awakened minds into battle."



Nightbringers track-listing


1. Widowmaker
2. Of God and Serpent, Of Spectre and Snake
3. Matriarch
4. Nightbringers
5. Jars
6. Kings of the Nightworld
7. Catacomb Hecatomb
8. As Good as Dead
9. The Lonely Deceased



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THE WHITE BUFFALO ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO SHOW IN SWEDEN

THE WHITE BUFFALO has announced a one-off solo show in Sweden on September 3rd, ahead of the release of his brand new studio album, 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' on October 13th.

 

Taking place at Twang in Stockholm, the show not only marks THE WHITE BUFFALO's first appearance in Sweden, but will also be a more intimate show with no backing band - just THE WHITE BUFFALO, his guitar and the audience.

 

Tickets for the show cost 250 SEK in advance (280 SEK on the door) and are available now from Tickster at http://bit.ly/2vWJjez

 

The White Buffalo

 

View the flyer here.

 

THE WHITE BUFFALO recently announced a run of European tour dates for 2018 in support of 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights'.  Don't miss him at these shows:

 

Apr. 15 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Apr. 16 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Apr. 17 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
Apr. 19 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 20 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 21 - London, UK - O2 Forum
Apr. 23 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria
Apr. 24 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich
Apr. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys

 

Pre-order 'Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights' now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/twb

 

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of the first single, "The Heart and Soul of the Night", at http://bit.ly/ddll-itunes

 

THE WHITE BUFFALO, a.k.a. singer/songwriter Jake Smith, has resolutely charted his own single-minded musical course for more than a decade.  His captivating live presence and workingman's approach to his craft has earned him a loyal fanbase worldwide.

 

Over the course of five albums, various EPs and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV's Sons of Anarchy and Californication, Smith has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original.  The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion.  His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic.

 

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King King announces re-scheduled tour dates and the release of their fourth studio album

King King are pleased to announce the release of their fourth studio album “Exile & Grace” released by Manhaton Records on Friday 6th October 2017. The album features the band’s current single (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ which is currently a big hit on Planet Rock radio in the UK.

 

The album coincides with King King’s biggest UK tour to date. Due to a throat condition with lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo, the band’s October 2017 UK tour dates have been re-scheduled to January 2018.  All October 2017 tickets are valid for the rescheduled shows.

 

The rescheduled dates include London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Wednesday 17 January), Birmingham Town Hall (Thursday 18 January), Bath Forum (Saturday 20 January), Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Friday 26 January), and Sheffield Leadmill (Saturday 27th January). Tickets are available via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered from www.thegigcartel.com.  

 

“Exile & Grace” is King King’s first album of new material since 2015’s multi-award winning “Reaching For The Light.”  The new album follows King King’s across-the-board win of five awards at 2016’s British Blues Awards including Best Male Vocal (Alan Nimmo), Best Bass Player (Lindsay Coulson), Best Song (Rush Hour), Best Album (Reaching for the Light) and Best Songwriter. 

 

October 2016 saw the release of King King’s first live album “King King - Live” which shot to the No.1 spot in Amazon’s Best Sellers Blues Chart, backed by a string of sold out concerts.

 

The new album “Exile & Grace” promises to deliver a bigger punch, with killer songs performed with true passion by a fist tight line-up. The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

 

Says King King’s frontman and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “Exile & Grace” definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it. We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of song writing and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!”

 

If this is your first time discovering King King, you’re in for a treat. They are simply the living, breathing, here and now of classic rock music.

 

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

 

(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin (3.55)

Heed The Warning (4.13)

Broken (4.42)

Find Your Way Home (4.28)

Tear It All Up (4.09)

Betrayed Me (4.58)

Long Time Running (4.48)

Nobody Knows Your Name (3.49)

I Don’t Wanna Lie (4.13)

 

*Give Me All Your Love (3.43) (Whitesnake)

 

* BONUS TRACK ON VINYL EDITION

ALAN NIMMO’S TRACK BY TRACK

 

King King’s lead singer and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, gives an in-depth track by track behind the writing process of the songs on “Exile & Grace”

(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’  

A lot of the songs that get written for our albums tend to materialise through a fair bit of noodling around whilst sitting in a room chatting or even discussing different matters. It's not always about purposely getting into a studio and dedicating time to writing and creating! “(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’” came about when we recorded the "Reaching for the Light" album. There was a little chord sequence I used just before the start of the first verse of our song "Crazy." It was one of those times after that when there are various things going on at the mixing desk and you find yourself with a few minutes to spare and naturally if there's a guitar in hand you'll start to mess around. So I played around with the similar idea that I used on "Crazy" and changed the timing and just got the foot tapping, and the riff was born!

 

Heed The Warning

Inspiration can come from anywhere. One of the best things about musicians and being a musician is that for the most part, we're kind of like-minded, and when a band is jamming you can't help but want to join in. When we were on tour with John Mayall we would often have time at soundcheck for a little bit of messing around and some of the time John himself would wander on to the stage and sit down at Bob's Hammond and we would jam out some blues. It was amazing to do that with the blues godfather himself! However, it wasn't just John who used to hang out and watch us. Greg Rzab (John's bass player) would sometimes join in, too.  One day I wanted to jam out a little riff I was playing around with so I got started and we were getting a feel for it when Gregg said "hey man, can I join in?" He knew the answer was yes. We started jamming out this riff and that eventually became "Heed the Warning”.

 

Broken

"Broken" was one of those tunes that evolved from a bunch of basic chords I used to run around on my acoustic guitar at home.  It was fairly simple but I knew there was something in it if I could just find the right formula and direction. We were on tour somewhere in Europe - Germany or Poland... I can't quite remember, but we had a couple of days off and decided to find a rehearsal room and do a bit of jamming to see if any ideas came flowing! So we were running around these chords I had been using for this idea and during a break for a nice cup of tea (the truth, by the way, about the tea) I started playing another little riff type thing and then it was clear that the two pieces could be used together! I think we managed to basically put the whole song together that night after that.

 

This song expresses a feeling of uneasiness about the state of the world. It's in no way a political song. I wanted to express my feelings about the conflicts and devastation of war from a human point of view. We live on such a beautiful planet and we are so lucky to have such freedom of will yet all some people seem to do is show their greed, and capacity for destruction. It's a genuine concern for not only our future but our children and generations to come. Maybe John Lennon had a point when he said, "all you need is love." 

 

Find Your Way Home

Some songs don't take much thought or process. Sometimes they just come naturally. Maybe it's just because it's about what you want to say that makes some songs easier that way. I was playing a simple little chord structure one day In the studio and we started jamming it out and the counter melody from the keyboards was working a treat so we started paying attention to this and filtered out a lot of the notes and stuff to make it simple and spacious so that one instrument answered the other. Once we had that sitting nicely we needed a big anthemic chorus which came so naturally that other than working on the stuff that makes it tight we put the whole thing together really quickly. After that, it was easy to sing words to. It’s easy to express an honest story and take the listener on a journey! This was "Find Your Way Home"- one of my favourites on the album!

 

Tear It All Up

I suppose you could say that when it comes to writing lyrics, I'm quite simplistic. I don't try to be too clever or challenge the listener’s intellect. I just write what comes from the heart and sometimes it's about sad times. Sometimes it's about happy times. Sometimes it's about a moment.  When we got to go on tour with one of my all-time favourite bands "Thunder" it was a dream come true for me! If that wasn't enough, they gave us an opportunity of a lifetime to perform at Wembley Arena - another career box ticked. I'd been messing with this little rock riff for a while and was wondering what to write lyrically for this one and was getting a little bit stuck coming up with a theme, so as I've done several times in the past, I turned to my big brother for some help! He came up with the idea of writing about the night we played at Wembley and the feeling we all had as we waited backstage for the lights to go down and be announced. So together we came up with the lyrics for "Tear It All Up" it was one of those songs that I struggled to write anything for until the right theme came along and then it became difficult to stop writing. There are about another 3 verses that didn't get used.

 

Betrayed Me

Occasionally I try to teach myself to play the slide but when I realise that I'm not instantly great at it I get annoyed and I give up for another six months! (I can see my mother and brother both rolling their eyes right now saying, "Typical Alan!”). Anyway this was what I was doing one day when I came up with the riff for the song "Betrayed Me". I would tune the bottom string down to D and just mess around playing some good old blues and I ended with this little pattern that would become the verse sequence... but we needed a big chorus. The chorus you hear on the album was not the original. The one we had was okay, but you know, when there's something niggling at you about a song and part of you wants to ignore it but the other part says, "No, let's address this".  So I decided to scrap the idea and came up with a couple more. This was the one we picked. Hope it was the right choice!

 

Long Time Running

Another one of those so-called "slide learning" days albeit a failure in that sense gave me a silver lining... a riff I was messing with on slide that just sounded terrible was about to be forgotten when I put the slide down and started playing it normally and eventually saw some potential in it. So I persevered with it and put some other chords in and tried to come up with a pattern for it. We on tour in Denmark, and we managed to get the use of one of the venues the day before or the day after - not sure which one and we got to work on this idea. By the end of that little session we had "Long Time Running". It's one of those drum beats that cries out for old "cow bell" but we resisted thankfully, but, until it had its title it was affectionately known as "Stonsey"

 

Nobody Knows Your Name

The beauty of music is that there are no rules about how you write and an idea can come from anywhere. I'm a huge fan of the band "Cry Of Love" and we happened to be chatting about them and their first album "Brother" talking about the awesome guitar riffs and vocals on there that have inspired me for years. The first time I saw them was in Glasgow in 1993, and I have been listening to their music ever since. To this day I can’t work out what Audley Freed is doing on that guitar. It's genius! So I wanted to write a similar style tune that was a bit spacious and groovy - kinda like Free's "The Stealer" or "Hand Me Down" or "Cry of Love," so I came up with the riff for "Nobody Knows Your Name”. We put it together in a rehearsal room in Lincoln. I didn't really want to put in a typical middle 8 on this one so we needed a subtle change somewhere that still worked with the chorus melody. Luckily enough, I'm surrounded by great musicians, Bob was playing around with a chord sequence as you do when the kettle is on between songs. What he played just seemed to fit so that just sealed it!

 

I Don’t Wanna Lie

Sometimes we would have discussions about different types of songs to write - things like feel, pattern, tempo or style, just to make sure there is always enough variety in what we do. As a guitarist, I will definitely write a certain way and come at it from a certain angle so it's good to have another instrumentalist in the group who isn't a guitarist. It makes for a great partnership when ideas come from a place that I wouldn't naturally come from. We'd been discussing the idea of doing a song that had almost a shuffle type groove but more of a funk percussive feel to it and we were jamming out a beat when Bob started playing an idea he had... it was very Stevie Wonder right away so we got to work on that one. We didn't want to take it too far out of the rock side of things as the verses were very spacious and groovy and the vocal was the same. We needed a harder big rock chorus so that's what we came up with and it worked out just cool! "I Don't Wanna Lie" was born.

 

*Give Me All Your Love

The cover of Whitesnake's "Give Me All Your Love" is a song I really love. It's from Whitesnake’s huge "1987" album that basically launched David Coverdale into superstardom! I'm a huge fan of the early Whitesnake stuff but this was the comeback to end all comebacks! It's quite easy to see the difference between the older stuff and this album but now and again I could hear, in my opinion, a little bridge link between the two eras. Although they did re-record "Crying in the Rain" and put a new more metal style to it. I still love both versions. To me, "Give Me All Your Love" sounded like it could've been one of those tunes from the earlier days and I could hear Bernie and Mickey playing this tune so easily! So that's what we wanted to do with it. I wanted to record it and perform it in the way that the old Whitesnake would've played it. We gave it a slower tempo and approached it like a classic rock tune. It also meant that there was a little more space for the vocal to breathe, or more to the point - for me to breathe. Have you ever tried singing a Coverdale song?? Holy s**t! And at that time on that ‘87 album, there probably wasn't a better vocal on any rock album in the world. No one could try and compete with that so I certainly wasn't going to try! We just did what King King do and time will tell if people can understand it.

 

Whitesnake announce new box set release following deal with Rhino Entertainment

4CD/DVD Collection includes a newly re-mastered version of the original album, plus unreleased live and studio recordings, music videos and documentary, several versions will be available on 6th October from Parlophone.

 

New Whitesnake deal with Rhino Entertainment puts significant catalogue with Warner Music Group worldwide for the first time.

 

Whitesnake had already released a string of Top 10 albums in the UK, Europe & Japan before the band conquered the entire world with its “1987” record, which was certified multi-platinum and featured the smash single “Here I Go Again.” The classic album turns 30 this year and Parlophone is celebrating with four new versions, including an expansive boxed set.

 

WHITESNAKE “1987”: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on October 6. The 4-CD/DVD collection includes the original album with newly remastered sound, unreleased live and studio recordings, classic music videos, concert footage, a 30 minute documentary, featuring a new interview with David Coverdale, Whitesnake’s founder and lead singer. The music comes in a 60-page hardbound book that’s filled with rare and unseen photos from the era, an extended essay based on new interviews with Coverdale, plus a booklet of the album’s lyrics, handwritten by Coverdale. The audio will also be available via digital download and streaming services.

 

Three other versions of WHITESNAKE “1987” will also be available the same day. A Deluxe Edition will be available in both 2-CD and 2-LP versions, each including the newly remastered album expanded with a selection of unreleased bonus recordings. A single-disc version of the newly remastered album will also be available.

 

This also marks the first release under a newly signed catalogue deal with Whitesnake and Rhino Entertainment, the catalogue division of Warner Music Group. This new deal includes both the North American and Japanese rights, marking the first time a substantial amount of the Whitesnake catalogue will reside under Warner Music Group worldwide.

 

“It gives me great joy to finally have so much of my Whitesnake catalogue all under the same roof with the Warner family and I’m thrilled to be now working with this tremendous team on a worldwide basis,” says Coverdale. “I have great memories of being with Warner back in my days with Deep Purple, then when I was with Geffen, when they were distributed by Warner, so it feels like coming home to now have Whitesnake there. This elaborate reissue is the perfect project to kick off the new relationship.”

 

“Whitesnake is one of the all-time great rock ‘n’ roll bands, with David being an absolute icon as a vocalist and front man,” says Rhino President Mark Pinkus. “We are absolutely thrilled to now have so much of the Whitesnake catalogue with Warner on a global basis and are excited for the fans to see what great releases we have planned for the coming years.”

 

Soon after its release in April 1987, WHITESNAKE “1987” became a huge success around the world, selling more than multi million copies. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard album chart and spawned four popular singles: “Still Of The Night,” “Give Me All Your Love,” “Is This Love” (which reached #2) and the #1 hit “Here I Go Again.”

 

WHITESNAKE “1987”: SUPER DELUXE EDITION comes with an entire disc of unreleased live performances featuring Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell & Tommy Aldridge recorded during the band’s 1987-88 tour. The music includes live versions of several tracks from “1987”, plus Whitesnake classics “Slide It In,” “Love Ain’t No Stranger,” and “Slow An’ Easy.”

 

An additional disc spotlights the creative process behind WHITESNAKE “1987” with a selection of 11 unreleased demo and rehearsal recordings, including early versions of nearly every song on the album called 87 Evolutions. The final disc introduces newly remixed versions the album’s four singles, and includes rare radio mixes, as well as songs from 87 Versions, an EP released exclusively in Japan.

 

The DVD from WHITESNAKE “1987”: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes music videos for the four singles, all of which have been carefully restored and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time ever. In addition, the DVD also features a new 30 minute documentary about the making of WHITESNAKE “1987”, a new promo video made especially for this set of the 1988 version of “Here I Go Again” and unreleased live footage from the 1987-88 tour.

 

Pre-order links (USA Preorder pending Amazon updates):

 

Deluxe: https://Rhino.lnk.to/WhitesnakeBOX

 Vinyl: https://Rhino.lnk.to/Whitesnake2LP

 2CD: https://Rhino.lnk.to/Whitesnake2CD

 

WHITESNAKE “1987”: SUPER DELUXE EDITION

 

4CD/DVD Track Listing

 

Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster

1.“Still Of The Night”

2.“Give Me All Your Love”

3.“Bad Boys”

4.“Is This Love”

5.“Here I Go Again 87”

6.“Straight For The Heart”

7.“Looking For Love”

8.“Children Of The Night”

9.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”

10.“Crying In The Rain”

11.“Don’t Turn Away”

 

Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]

1.“Bad Boys/Children Of The Night” *

2.“Slide It In” *

3.“Slow An’ Easy” *

4.“Here I Go Again” *

5.“Guilty Of Love” *

6.“Is This Love” *

7.“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *

8.Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian *

9.“Crying In The Rain” *

10.“Still Of The Night” *

11.“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” *

12.“Give Me All Your Love” *

 

Disc Three: 87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]

1.“Still Of The Night” *

2.“Give Me All Your Love” *

3.“Bad Boys” *

4.“Is This Love” *

5.“Straight For the Heart” *

6.“Looking For Love” *

7.“Children Of The Night” *

8.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” *

9.“Crying In The Rain” *

10.“Don’t Turn Away” *

11.“Crying In The Rain” (Lil’ Mountain Alternate Take Ruff Mix) *

 

Disc Four: 87 Versions [2017 Remixes]

1.“Still Of The Night” – Remix *

2.“Is This Love” – Remix *

3.“Give Me All Your Love” – Remix *

4.“Here I Go Again 87” – Remix *

5.“Standing In The Shadows” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album

6.“Looking For Love” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album

7.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album

8.“Need Your Love So Bad” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album

9.“Here I Go Again” – Radio Mix

10.“Give Me All Your Love” – Single Version

 

DVD

1.“Still Of The Night” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1

2.“Here I Go Again 87” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1

3.“Is This Love” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1

4.“Give Me All Your Love” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1

5.Documentary about the making of 1987 Album *

6.“Here I Go Again” – Purplesnake Video Jam *

7.“Crying In The Rain” – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg *

8.Band Intros – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg *

9.“Still Of The Night” – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg *

 

WHITESNAKE “1987”: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

 

2LP Track Listing

 

Side One

1.“Still Of The Night”

2.“Bad Boys”

3.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”

4.“Straight For The Heart”

5.“Here I Go Again 87”

 

Side Two

1.“Give Me All Your Love”

2.“Is This Love”

3.“Children Of The Night”

4.“Crying In The Rain”

5.“Don’t Turn Away”

 

Side Three

1.“Still Of The Night” – 2017 Remix *

2.“Is This Love” – 2017 Remix *

3.“Give Me All Your Love” – 2017 Remix *

4.“Here I Go Again 87” – 2017 Remix *

5.“Looking For Love”

 

Side Four

1.“Bad Boys/Children of the Night” – Live *

2.“Here I Go Again” – Live *

3.“Is This Love “ – Live *

4.“Give Me All Your Love” – Live *

5.“Still of the Night” – Live *

 

WHITESNAKE “1987”: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

 

2CD Track Listing

 

Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster

1.“Still Of The Night”

2.“Give Me All Your Love”

3.“Bad Boys”

4.“Is This Love”

5.“Here I Go Again 87”

6.“Straight For The Heart”

7.“Looking For Love”

8.“Children Of The Night”

9.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”

10.“Crying In The Rain”

11.“Don’t Turn Away”

 

Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]

1.“Bad Boys/Children Of The Night” *

2.“Slide It In” *

3.“Slow An’ Easy” *

4.“Here I Go Again” *

5.“Guilty Of Love” *

6.“Is This Love” *

7.“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *

8.Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian *

9.“Crying In The Rain” *

10.“Still Of The Night” *

11.“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” *

12.“Give Me All Your Love” *

 

* Previously unreleased

 

STEVE HILL “SOLO RECORDINGS: VOLUME 3”

Steve Hill, the one-man band blues rock machine, will release his new album “Solo Recordings: Volume 3” on No Label Records in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017.  To support the release, Steve will support Wishbone Ash on their 27-date October UK tour.

 

“The one-man band style has made him the top star in the Canadian blues scene right now.” (Bob Mersereau, CBC)

 

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. Anything goes. He is the true exponent of a one-man band. Steve performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach. 

 

Steve’s an overnight sensation that’s 20 years in the making. He’s an ambitious and raucous force to be reckoned with on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene. Now, he’s ready to break out internationally. 

 

Following the success of his JUNO nominated Solo Recordings Volume 1, which also won "Album of The Year" at the International Blues Challenge in 2013, and JUNO Award winner Solo Recordings Volume 2, Steve Hill first released his brand new album Solo Recordings Volume 3 in Canada on March 4, 2016. Now, a year later, the album will finally be released domestically in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017.

 

Solo Recordings Volume 3 features originals that are outright rockers (Damned, Dangerous, Rhythm All Over, Smoking Hot Machine, Can't Take It With You, Walkin’ Grave) to more acoustic-based melodic tracks (Slowly Slipping Away, Troubled Times, Emily) and three re-imagined and rearranged covers (Still A Fool & A Rollin Stone, Rollin & Tumblin / Stop Breaking Down, Going Down That Road Feeling Bad). The album shows an artist at the top of his game. It’s no surprise why the Montreal Gazette has referred to Steve Hill as “the meanest guitar player in Canada.”

 

“When I started the Solo Recordings projects four years ago, I had hopes that the songs and performances would resonate with my existing fan-base”, says Steve. “I am constantly trying to improve on the songs, both lyrically and technically, live and recorded, in order to keep the fans excited about my material and live shows. I feel that Solo Recordings Volume 3 is my best work yet and I am excited to present it.”

 

In January 2015, Hill was awarded four coveted Maple Blues Awards including Electric Act of the Year, Guitarist of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Solo Recordings Volume 2 won the 2015 JUNO Award for Blues Album of the Year.

 

Throughout his career, Steve has shared the stage with many of his musical heroes including Ray Charles, BB King, ZZ Top, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, Jeff Beck and many others. Over the course of nine albums he's explored everything from hard rock, country, and stoner rock to folk music while always incorporating the essence of his first love, the blues.

 

Steve’s reputation as an exciting performer has provided him the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Jazz Winnipeg Festival, Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and more. Steve Hill is clearly in his element as a solo artist and one-man band, inviting listeners into a world of musical madness in the form of blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

 

 

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

1)         Damned (3:18)

2)         Dangerous (3:47)

3)         Still A Fool & A Rollin Stone (5:32)

4)         Slowly Slipping Away (3:26)

5)         Rhythm All Over (3:38)

6)         Smoking Hot Machine (4:01)

7)         Troubled Times (4:21)

8)         Emily (2:25)

9)         Can’t Take It With You (3:02)

10)      Rollin & Tumblin/Stop Breaking Down (5:12)

11)      Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (4:58)

12)      Walking Grave (5:39)

 

 

 

WISHBONE ASH - OCTOBER 2017 UK TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEVE HILL  

 

Wednesday   18-Oct-17       Dorking Halls, Dorking

Thursday        19-Oct-17       O2 Academy Islington, London

Friday             20-Oct-17       The Coliseum Theatre          Aberdare

Saturday         21-Oct-17       Cheese & Grain, Frome

Sunday          22-Oct-17       The Arts Centre, Swindon

Tuesday         24-Oct-17       Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea

Wednesday   25-Oct-17       The Brook, Southampton

Thursday        26-Oct-17       Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Friday             27-Oct-17       The Hub, Plymouth

Saturday         28-Oct-17       The Railway, Ipswich

Sunday          29-Oct-17       King Edward VII Memorial Hall, Newmarket

Tuesday         31-Oct-17       Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Thursday        02-Nov-17      Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, Wirral

Friday             03-Nov-17      The Tivoli, Buckley

Saturday         04-Nov-17      Whitby Pavilion Theatre, Whitby

Sunday          05-Nov-17      The Lowry      Manchester

Tuesday         07-Nov-17      The Flowerpot, Derby

Wednesday   08-Nov-17      The Irish Centre, Leeds

Thursday        09-Nov-17      Bootleggers, Kendal

Friday             10-Nov-17      The Jam House, Edinburgh

Saturday         11-Nov-17      The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sunday           12-Nov-17      The Ferry, Glasgow

Tuesday         14-Nov-17      Riverside Lodge, Morpeth

Wednesday   15-Nov-17      ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Thursday        16-Nov-17      The Layton, Blackpool

Friday             17-Nov-17      The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Saturday         18-Nov-17      ASHCON, Clitheroe  

 

STEVE HILL - ONLINE

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / BANDCAMP / INSTAGRAM

 

The Fright to release new album "Canto V" October 13, 2017

Put your hand on your heart: It’s hardly going to be any old random stories when a band like the Fright names its latest release after one of the greatest works of world literature. The title Canto V goes back to Dante’s Inferno, in other words to the opening section of his Divine Comedy, and it documents two things: Firstly, it’s the fifth studio album by the formation from Thüringen (which explains the Roman symbol for 5), secondly, it’s a particularly special piece of work, both musically and with regard to subject matter. For, even more than on their previous releases, on Canto V the Fright perfect their greatest strengths. At the same time, their first-class songwriting once again effortlessly meets international standards, sounding as catchy as it is ambitious. 

As we have become accustomed, the Thuringian dark rockers’ sound derives from a wide variety of sources, from Gothic Rock legends like Bauhaus, The Cult, The Mission, Sisters Of Mercy or 69 Eyes (who The Fright toured with in 2013) to traditional hard rock à la Whitesnake, Mötley Crüe, Guns N` Roses or Skid Row. “I love Sebastian Bach!” confesses singer Lon Fright, who founded the group back in 2002. Canto V is to be released on 13 October 2017 by Steamhammer/SPV, so save the date with a big fat cross in your calendar.

 

The album was produced by very well known Waldemar Sorychta (Lacuna Coil, Tiamat, Sodom, Moonspell and many others) who did a fantastic job.

 

Waldemar Sorychta about the co-operation with THE FRIGHT: "This is a really outstanding band and they present a well dosed mixture between Gothic tunes and Metal. Strong melodies and hooklines alongside a very talented shouter - this is top notch! The whole production process was was extremely enjoyable. I definitely found some new friends. Thanks a lot guys."

 

More information on video releases (we have 4 videos from the album coming!) and live shows to follow asap.

 

Cover art by well known German artist Timo Würz
(Marvel and DC Comics, Band artwork for ASP, Psychopunch and many others)

 

"Canto V" will be available in the following physical formats:


+ CD digipack
+ Limited Editon (500 only worldwide!) Vinyl Edition in Gatefold sleeve
180 gr. vinyl, transparent red with black streaks, 2 sided poster and CD in paper sleeve containing the entire album

 

Tracklist CD Digipack


1.Bonfire
2. No One
3. Wander Alone
4. Love Is Gone
5. Fade Away
6. Oblivion
7.Leave
8 Drowned In Red
9. Century Without A Name
10. In Sicherheit

Tracklisting LP


SIDE A
1.Bonfire Night
2.No One
3. Wander Alone
4 Love Is Gone
5.Fade Away

 

SIDE B
1.Oblivion
2.Leave
3.Drowned In Red
4. Century Without A Name
5.In Sicherheit

 

www.facebook.com/thefrightofficial    www.the-fright.de

 

SONS OF APOLLO FEATURING MIKE PORTNOY, DEREK SHERINIAN, RON “BUMBLEFOOT” THAL,
BILLY SHEEHAN AND JEFF SCOTT SOTO LAUNCH DEBUT TRACK “SIGNS OF THE TIME”

Last week saw the announcement of SONS OF APOLLO, the highly anticipated new band featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force).

Their debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, is due for release on October 20 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, and now they are pleased to reveal their first track titled “Signs of the Time.” Listen now here: https://youtu.be/TLVWkqnN3Ck

 

Mike comments: "’Signs Of The Time’ was the very first thing myself, Derek & Bumblefoot wrote when we got together to begin writing for SONS OF APOLLO in March of this year.

 

‘It starts with this heavy, brutal Bumbleriff (initially coined ‘Korntera’), then goes into a cool verse with a two-part vocal melody that I wrote sung by Jeff and myself, which eventually opens up to a HUGE vocal hook in the chorus that Jeff wrote (sung in three-part harmony by Jeff, myself and Bumblefoot).

 

“The middle section riffs are a few things that Derek brought in and show why he is the most BADASS keyboard player in the biz (playing the keys like a guitar player on fire!) and then we have the long extended breakdown and guitar solo which shows why Bumblefoot is one of today's greatest GUITAR HEROES! This album is going to get him the recognition he truly deserves and this particular guitar solo is one of the tastiest, most insane solos I've EVER heard.

 

“So all in all, this song has a little bit of everything that makes SONS OF APOLLO so special...great heavy riffs, amazing solos with individual instrumental virtuosity and a big, catchy chorus with more hooks than a tackle box!!

 

“I figured this would be a great ‘first taste’ to introduce the world to this amazing new supergroup...and there's a whole lot more of different musical styles and twist & turns still to come all throughout the album."

 

The debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, is now available to pre-order on 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD, Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. Pre-order now here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS.

The full track-listing of PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is as follows:

 

1. God of The Sun
2. Coming Home
3. Signs of the Time
4. Labyrinth
5. Alive
6. Lost In Oblivion
7. Figaro’s Whore
8. Divine Addiction
9. Opus Maximus

 

An album teaser can be seen on InsideOutMusic’s YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/kPN2DttzlZQ

 

PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.

 

SONS OF APOLLO got together very organically, as Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we put together an all-instrumental touring band with he and I, Billy Sheehan, and Tony MacAlpine. That was my first time working with Derek since the ‘90s when he was in Dream Theater and it was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”

 

“Mike and I work at a relentless pace in the studio,” continues Sherinian. “The music is modern, but we have an old school soul. What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we have true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity-- a lethal combination!”

 

But what to call the next great supergroup? “Derek was mainly the one behind the name,” says Portnoy. “I have a list that I keep on my phone of about a hundred different band names, which I constantly have to refer to every time I have a new band every year (laughs). So, I pulled up the list and Apollo was one of the names on the list. It was a word that both of us really liked. We started fiddling with different variations of the word. One of the original band names we were working with was Apollo Creed, the character from the ‘Rocky’ movies, but after lots of different discussions on different variations, Derek suggested SONS OF APOLLO and it seemed to stick. Apollo is the God of Music so with that in mind it seemed like a fitting name.”

 

Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Billy Sheehan previously toured together in 2012 and 2013 as PSMS (along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine), playing all instrumental versions from each of their previously recorded music. SONS OF APOLLO is the next logical progression by adding a vocalist and creating all-original material. The band incorporates the progressive style and individual technical prowess that Portnoy & Sherinian shared together in Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Van Halen, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

 

“I have known Mike and Derek for a long time, so when they came to me with Sons of Apollo, I jumped on this straight away,” says Thomas Waber, Label Manager/A&R International of InsideOutMusic. “However, the album they ended up recording exceeded my already high expectations by a long mile! We couldn’t be happier about it!”

 

SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.

 

“This is a real band,” Portnoy declares. “This is going to pick up for me and Billy where The Winery Dogs left off, in terms of this being the next logical full-time thing for us. I’m not saying The Winery Dogs have broken up, because we haven’t, we’re just on a break. SONS OF APOLLO is absolutely going to be a full-time band and we plan on touring all over the world all throughout 2018 and, honestly, it is the priority for all five of us.”

 

Sherinian agrees, “We will go on a worldwide crusade in 2018 to bring SONS OF APOLLO to as many people as possible. Apollo was the God of Music, and we are his mighty offspring!”

 

SONS OF APOLLO online: www.sonsofapollo.com  www.facebook.com/SonsOfApollo1
www.Twitter.com/SonsOfApollo1

Evanescence announce US tour 

EVANESCENCE return this fall with SYNTHESIS, their fourth studio album, slated for a Fall 2017 release. The group today, August 14, announced the "Synthesis Live" tour will launch this fall beginning October 14 on the west coast (confirmed dates below). Like the album, "Synthesis Live" will feature a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE's best-loved songs with the spotlight on full orchestra, electronics  combined with the band and Amy Lee's virtuoso piano and voice.

 

"This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars," explains AMY LEE of EVANESCENCE. "I've always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation. This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I'm so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we've built over the years. I'm also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack."

 

"Synthesis Live" fan and VIP pre-sales are on-sale beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, August 15) with general on-sale--beginning Friday, August 18. Every ticket sold will come with a download of the new album, SYNTHESIS when it is released later this fall.  As an added bonus, ticket buyers will also receive songs from the album prior to the album's release date, beginning with a stunning new reworking of the band's biggest hit, "Bring Me To Life," which will be available for download to all ticket buyers as well as on streaming services and in digital stores beginning this Friday (August 18).   A variety of VIP ticket packages are available to ensure fans obtain the best seats in the house.  Other VIP benefits include the opportunity to meet and enjoy a champagne toast with the band, attend their soundcheck, and receive exclusive merchandise items.  For full tour details go to: www.evanescence.com. Expect EVANESCENCE to announce an international tour soon. 

 

AT&T is sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access beginning Tuesday, August 15 at 10AM via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete AT&T pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.

 

The two-time, GRAMMY Award-winning group is currently in the studio finishing the new album through August with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell. In addition to the re-imagined catalog songs, the forthcoming SYNTHESIS album will feature two new EVANESCENCE songs.

 

2017 promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, as their intense live performances and timeless songwriting combined with a powerful live orchestra and electronics will truly deliver a transcendent experience.

 DATE

LOCATION

                                        VENUE

 

10/14

Las Vegas, NV

The Pearl Concert Theater

10/15

Los Angeles, CA

Greek Theatre

10/17

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

10/20

Houston, TX

Revention Music Center

10/22

Irving, TX

The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory

10/23

New Orleans, LA

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

10/25

Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium

10/27

Atlanta, GA

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

10/28

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium

10/30

Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

10/31

Oxon Hill, MD

MGM National Harbor

11/2

Upper Darby, PA

Tower Theater

11/3

Mashantucket, CT

Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater

11/5

Boston, MA

Orpheum Theatre - Boston

11/7

Bethlehem, PA

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

11/8

Baltimore, MD

Hippodrome Theatre

11/10

Brooklyn, NY

Kings Theatre

11/30

Chicago, IL

Chicago Theatre

12/2

Carmel, IN

The Palladium

12/5

Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre

12/6

Madison, WI

Orpheum Theatre

12/8

Toronto, ON Canada

Sony Centre for Performing Arts

12/9

Windsor, ON Canada

Caesar's Windsor

12/11

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Music Hall

12/13

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

12/15

Reno, NV

Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort

12/16

San Francisco, CA

Masonic Auditorium

12/19

Portland, OR

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

 

 

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Sabaton join forces with World of Tanks

SABATON and the massively popular MMO game World of Tanks have collided to forge a new genre: Tank Metal. The band’s love of history, which blasts through in their music, reviving dramatic, historical events made them a perfect match for the historical tank warfare game developed by Wargaming. Both communities have a love of history and are proud that their players are bursting with musical creativity and passion.

 

SABATON collaborated with World of Tanks to put a new spin on the band’s awesome song 'Primo Victoria'. The tune is an iconic song from the studio album released in 2005, which is loved by the fans all over the world.

 

Watch the video here ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPVm-QkWbBQ

 

When Wargaming discovered that SABATON were players of the game, they couldn’t wait to collaborate with the band and ultimately created a music video that encapsulates World of Tanks’ drive and style. Directed by famous German music video and commercial director Zoran Bihac, the creative genius behind videos including 'Mein Herz Brennt' (RAMMSTEIN), 'Eat you Alive' (EMIGRATE), and 'Praise Abort' (LINDEMANN), the video features the song 'Primo Victoria' and focuses on all the emotions felt during a heroic tank battle.

 

“Understanding the setting of World of Tanks, I can easily say that this game is about history and its importance, but to be honest: also about fun,” said Zoran Bihac, on the new music video. “It awakens the inner-child in you; it’s how I feel about my work, and it resonates with SABATON’s style. I wanted to keep the feeling of the game, and especially of their trailers, which look like real, historically accurate movies. This had to be combined with the song and our performance. To create a story, I came up with the setting of a normal performance video, where the tanks come alive, and start to hunt and shoot each other.”

 

A number of the shots for the tanks were filmed in Arsenalen Tank Museum, Strängnäs, Sweden. The action scenes were shot on a military base in Belarus, where the band got a totally new experience of riding in actual WW2 tanks. The wall destruction scene was shot on the first take with a Panzer III actually crashing through the wall, with Pär Sundström on board.

 

“Working closely with talented musicians like SABATON was an awesome experience for us,” said Maxim Chuvalov, World of Tanks marketing director. “One of the challenges we faced was that the band was constantly on tour, preforming shows all over the world almost every day. We had to find a slot in their tight schedule to bring the idea to life. Thankfully, the guys were very energetic and flexible, as well as really hardworking, so the project took shape. We’re really proud to have such talented musicians in our community and super excited to present the Tank Metal video to our fans.”

 

Fans can expect more Tank Metal coming to World of Tanks. On August 17th, the first ever music tank, the Strv 81 Primo Victoria, will be available in the game with some cool camo and unique features like a SABATON crew with the captain’s VO, Band of Brothers perk, and more.

 

About World of Tanks


World of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare of the mid-20th century. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 500 armored vehicles from the United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, Japan, China, Sweden and Czechoslovakia carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
Official website: www.worldoftanks.eu

 

About Wargaming


Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped over 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that includes the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal http://ru.wargaming.net/

 

As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobile platforms, Windows 10 PCs and Mac OS X. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2016, Wargaming released World of Tanks for PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign.

 

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Statement from Art Nation

Hey guys!


By now some of you may have heard the news about Christoffer, Rebecca and Carl leaving the band. It’s very unfortunate, however it was something we all felt had to be done because of our different visions for the band.

This happened quite a while ago, and since then we’ve filled their spots with new fantastic people that has been with us on our tour the past few weeks.

It has been lots of work for all of us, and our plan to announce it all together was apparently misunderstood when our old members posted their own press release yesterday.

While we wish our old band members the best, we put our focus on our new line-up (To be announced!) that will finish the remainder of what has been an amazing tour so far.

We feel stronger than ever and we can’t wait to tell you guys about all nice things that are coming up soon. A big thank you to all fans and supporters out there, we love you and look forward to seeing you out there!

Much love!


/ Alexander - Singer & Founder of Art Nation

 

Whitechapel 'The Somatic Defilement' now available on vinyl

On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will release Whitechapel's The Somatic Defilement for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions:


--black vinyl
--pale violet-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--dim gray-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--cool gray-marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 500 copies)

 

Pre-order your copy now in the USA at:https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/item/53199

 


The Somatic Defilement track-listing:


SIDE A
1. Necrotizing
2. The Somatic Defilement
3. Devirgination Studies
4. Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation
5. Fairy Fay


SIDE B
6. Ear to Ear
7. Alone in the Morgue
8. Festering Fiesta
9. Vicer Exciser
10. Articulo Mortis

 

Whitechapel will return to the UK/Europe today (Aug. 10) to tour in support of their latest album, Mark of the Blade. Hailed as "an exciting milestone" (AltPress.com), Mark of the Blade sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with 11 tracks that leave a distinct impression on every listener. To view the crushing, emotional video for "Bring Me Home" - and to purchase the record in various formats - please visit: http://metalblade.com/whitechapel

 

Whitechapel live:


Aug. 10 - London, UK - Underworld
Aug. 11 - Walton-On-Trent, UK - Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 13 - Vagos, Portugal - Vagos Metal Festival
Aug. 15 - Colmar, France - Le Grillen
Aug. 16 - Geneva, Switzerland - PTR - L'Usine
Aug. 17 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 18 - Dessau, Germany - Destruction Festival
Aug. 19 - Hamburg, Germany - Elb Riot Festival
Aug. 20 - Nancy, France - Chez Paulette
Aug. 22 - Paris, France - Backstage by the Mill
Aug. 24 - Saabrucken, Germany - Garage
Aug. 25 - Oberhausen, Germany - Kulttempel
Aug. 26 - Sulingen, Germany - Reload Festival

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Act of Defiance to release new full-length album, 'Old Scars, New Wounds' on 29 September

With their 2015 debut, Birth And The Burial, metal band Act of Defiance - featuring Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass - delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. This year, the band returns with their sinister new album, entitled Old Scars, New Wounds, hitting retailers on September 29th via Metal Blade Records.

 

Today, you can watch a full performance video for the album's intro track, "M.I.A.", via http://www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance

 

The video was put together by Robert Graves.

 

You can also pre-order the album now at the same link, in the following formats:


--CD
--180g Black Vinyl (EU exclusive)
--Golden Vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--Auburn Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies)

 


On Old Scars, New Wounds, Act of Defiance has upped the ante. Each of the 11new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old - and there aren't many contemporary bands who can make such a claim.

 

Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, Old Scars, New Wounds is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor, which was written solely by Broderick and Drover prior to recruiting bassist Matt Bachand and vocalist Henry Derek. With a fully-seasoned, tour-hardened band in place, there was room for everyone to bring something to the table this time around, and their varying styles helped shape the record.

 

The title - plucked from the blistering track "Conspiracy Of The Gods" - stands as a metaphor for life in general, and the breadth of lyrical matter covered is as broad as the styles of heavy music found on the record. "Another Killing Spree" looks at hardcore drug use, while "Lullaby Of Vengeance" is an angry song about singing angry lyrics, and "Overexposure" is an anthem dedicated to not selling out. There is also some very topical material, most notably on "Mis-Information Age" and "Broken Dialect".

 

"'Mis-Information Age' is very applicable in today's social climate, where we can no longer blindly trust the source of facts that determine our view," Broderick explains. "It asserts that we should be skeptical, making sure we have the truth and not someone's propaganda, while 'Broken Dialect' conveys the idea that people can no longer hold a conversation with each other where their views differ, instead turning to sources that only support the view they want to hold on to."

 

With every track featuring a blistering solo from Broderick, fans of his shredding can rest assured that the guitarist has not held back - though that was not his initial intention. "I actually wanted to tone it down a bit technically in terms of my solos, but the opposite happened! This was because I inadvertently ended up creating a few new techniques to use in my trick bag and saw their potential, so I worked really hard on the execution so they could make the record."

 

Old Scars, New Wounds track-listing:


1. M.I.A.
2. Molten Core
3. Overexposure
4. The Talisman
5. Lullaby of Vengeance
6. Circle of Ashes
7. Reborn
8. Conspiracy of the Gods
9. Another Killing Spree
10. Broken Dialect
11. Rise of Rebellion

 

Going into writing the record, the quartet had no grand plan, and spread across the continental US, the individual members worked separately, bouncing demos back and forth and building on each others' ideas. Like many contemporary bands, through taking advantage of available technologies they made a record that is very much a collaborative effort, despite the distances lying between the members' home bases. Recruiting producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon) they tracked the record likewise, with Broderick laying down guitars in his own Ill-Fated Studios in LA, Derek and Broderick's vocals tracked at Red Light Studios also in LA, with Bachand tracking his contributions at Manshark in South Hampton, MA and Drover's drums were laid down at Atlanta's Glow In The Dark Studios.

 

Having proven themselves on the road in support of Birth And The Burial both as headliners and supporting the likes of Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and Hatebreed, the band are looking ahead to the expansive touring that will accompany Old Scars, New Wounds, and their hunger to get back in front of crowds has not abated in the slightest. Upcoming touring plans are set to be announced very soon.

 

Stay tuned for more news, tracks and videos coming from Act of Defiance, in anticipation of the release of Old Scars, New Wounds.

 

Act of Defiance line-up:
Chris Broderick - guitar
Henry Derek - vocals
Shawn Drover - drums
Matt Bachand - bass

 

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Amberian Dawn to release new album 'Darkness of Eternity' this November

AMBERIAN DAWN are never at a loss for Symphonic Metal that moves your deepest soul. With the ear-piercing dramaturgy of incredible songstress Capri, their eighth record entitled Darkness of Eternity is studded with stupendous fanfares. Today the band unveils the initial details of their upcoming studio album including artwork, release date and track listing.

AMBERIAN DAWN mastermind Tuomas Seppälä already unveils:    


"'Darkness of Eternity' is one of the most emotional AD-albums so far. It's got some really bombastic songs in mood of dark & symphonic melodic metal and in contrast to that also some really poppy songs too. For me it's really hard to stick in one genre only and I constantly want to compose different kinds of songs!"

 

"Darkness of Eternity" will be available on November 10th 2017 via Napalm Records and the full track listing reads as follows: 


1. I'm The One

2. Sky Is Falling

3. Dragonflies

4. Maybe

5. Golden Coins

6. Luna My Darling

7. Abyss

8. Ghostwoman

9. Breathe Again

10. Symphony Nr. 1, part 2 - Darkness Of Eternity

11. Anyone (Bonus Track)

 

The "Magic Forest" story continues and Tuomas explains:    

  
"The song "Symphony Nr.1. Part 1 - The Witchcraft" told the story on the last record "Innuendo" before the time of "Magic Forest". The little girl is a healer and village elders buried her alive in a coffin. The track "Symphony Nr.1. Part 2 - Darkness of Eternity" on our upcoming record "Darkness of Eternity" tells the story of the girl lying in the coffin trying to get out. Darkness is asking her to dance the waltz of eternity. The story will continue in Part 3 and we will tell you how she became the Magic Forest's evil witch!"

 

"Darkness of Eternity" will be available as a 4-page Digipak (10 Tracks + 1 Bonus Track) DIGITAL Album

 

Tuomas Seppälä on the recording process:  


"We did a lot of production at legendary Finnvox Studios, in Helsinki - Finland: drum recordings, mixing by Mikko Karmila and mastering by Mika Jussila. We also used a live string section on orchestral parts and that added nice colour on the sound. It's easy for me to say that this album is without any doubt the best sounding AD album ever! It's a kind of monument for me and it introduces the many sides of me as composer. I still feel very lucky that I've got Capri on this band because she's probably the only singer capable singing all of those different styles with superior sound & feeling.

 

In fall 2016 & spring 2017 I had the honor to visit ABBA's Benny Andersson's studio in Stockholm - Sweden and was allowed to play his personal vintage keyboards & grand piano to be able to catch some of that ABBA-vibe on a couple of "pop-metal"- songs. I know there's really a huge contrast to those symphonic songs, but I just needed to go even further with this style I started with "Court of Mirror Hall" and "Knock Knock Who's There" on our previous album. So, if you liked those, you're going to love "Maybe" and especially "Sky Is Falling"!"

 

AMBERIAN DAWN Line-up:

 

Tuomas Seppälä - Keyboard & Guitar

Capri -Vocals

Emil Pohjalainen - Guitar

Jukka Hoffren - Bass

Joonas Pykälä-aho -Drums

 

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David Coverdale wants your Deep Purple memories

Our new record 'The Purple Album' pays homage to what we consider to be some of the finest Deep Purple songs. We found it inspiring looking back and now it's your turn!

We want you to share pictures of your memorabilia and hear your memories of David's time in Deep Purple using the hashtag #PurpleAlbumWS. It can be anything from copies of albums to ticket stubs or photographs of the band.

The most interesting entry will be chosen by Frontiers Music srl & will receive a special prize of CD, CD/DVD and LP versions of 'The Purple Album' & a personal phone call from David!
We will be announcing the winner on or around May 27th!

In celebration of the competition David and Whitesnake have taken to Instagram for the first time! You can visit their profile here: https://instagram.com/whitesnake/


We will even be showcasing some of the entries we receive via Instagram on a carousel on whitesnake.com. Let's see what you have got!

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SKAM announce details of new album

UK hard rock power trio, SKAM, are thrilled to announce details of their new album – The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard (#TAMOGG).



The album, SKAM’s 3rd, is scheduled for release on Friday 17th November 2017 and is available now on pre-order at http://skamuk.com in multiple formats – MP3, CD and Vinyl.



The album features 11 original songs written and performed by SKAM. Recorded at AXIS Studios in Doncaster, UK in late 2016 it was produced, mixed and mastered by Matt Ellis. The exceptional album artwork was especially commissioned and produced by Jack Morrey.



The album features a story-arc of Squadron Leader Geoffrey Goddard, a test pilot from 1935, who is a victim of strange forces that jolt him through time. The songs and accompanying album artwork, videos and booklets tell his tale as he battles to return home and at times, for his very sanity.



Singer/Guitarist, Steve Hill, said, “We have been living and breathing this for a couple of years now; writing, crafting, honing what has become our third album. We have gone old school with the whole thing, from recording it ‘as a band in a room’, through to gatefold vinyl and really going to town on the artwork. So, to say we can’t wait for folk to hear it and experience it, is possibly THE understatement of 2017.”

 

The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard Tracklisting:

  1. Prologue

  2. Between The Eyes

  3. The Iron Cross

  4. Otherside

  5. Take It Or Leave It

  6. Peace Of Mind

  7. Bring The Rain

  8. Fading Before The Sun

  9. Two Worlds

  10. Believe

  11. Aching Hearts

  12. New Dawn

 
Pre-orders can be placed at http://skamuk.com and include a collection of album artwork merchandise, signed calendars, posters, drum skins, phone covers, VIP packages, album launch show tickets, and intimate shows and listening parties in your own home.



Fading Before The Sun is the first single taken from the album and is available via all good digital outlets and streaming sites.



The song is accompanied by a jaw-dropping lyric video produced by Unit 15 Productions.

 

SKAM recently hit the road for a bunch of summer dates that including WildFire Festival in Scotland & Ramblin Man Fair in Maidstone. They head out across the UK with fellow Britis rockers, Voodoo Six in September before a home town album launch show @ The Musician, Leicester on Friday 17th November.



LIVE DATES THIS SUMMER


Friday 25th August - Redhill Rocks – RMF, Ratcliffe on Soar Marina, Notts
Saturday, 26 August - Reaper Fest 3 @ Eternit Sports & Social Club, Meldreth
Sunday, 27 August - Phantom Fest, The Phantom Pub, Loughborough


 
WITH VOODOO SIX


Friday, 8 September - The Underworld, London
Thursday, 14 September - Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Friday, 15 September - Rebellion, Manchester
Saturday, 16 September - The Corporation, Sheffield
Sunday, 17 September - Yardbirds, Grimsby
Wednesday, 20 September - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thursday, 21 September - The Cluny, Newcastle
Friday, 22 September - Bannermans, Edinburgh
Saturday, 23 September - Cathouse, Glasgow
Thursday, 28 September - Talking Heads, Southampton
Friday, 29 September - The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Saturday, 30 September - The Garage, Swansea


 
TAMOGG ALBUM TOUR (more dates announcing soon)
Friday, 27 October 2017 - The Station, Cannock
Friday, 17 November – The Musician, Leicester
Sunday, 26 November – The Black Heart, Camden, London

 

Discography:
Its Come To This – Album 2011
Peacemaker – Album 2013
SKAM: LIVE – Album 2017
The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard – out on Fri 17th November 2017

Airbound to release self titled album in September

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release date for the self-titled album by Italian melodic rockers AIRBOUND, scheduled for release on September 15, 2017 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, and in October via AnderStein Music in Japan. 

 

Airbound represents their love of classic AOR and melodic rock music, shown through ten splendid tracks influenced by the likes of Journey and Survivor, but updated with a more contemporary and personal sound. To ensure brilliant studio performances and also an international dimension to their debut, Airbound involved in it as special guests the likes of Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Raintimes, Room Experience), Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Charming Grace, Room Experience), Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Shining Line, Ted Poley, Axe) & Josh Zighetti (Hungryheart, Charming Grace), who brought their experience and technical skills in order to perfectly complete a smart and focused melodic rock album.

 

The video of the first single "Till The End" is now finally available on YouTube.

 

 

The debut album has been produced by the band itself with the support of sound engineer Oscar Burato, who also mixed and mastered all the tracks in his Atomic Stuff Studio located in Isorella (BS - Italy). All graphics (including the alternative japanese cover artwork) have been designed by Aeglos Art (Viana, Charming Grace, Room Experience, Raintimes), and cd booklet features liner notes by Denis Abello, editor in chief of leading italian rock website Melodicrock.it. "Airbound" also represents the welcome return on the scene of singer Tomás Borgogna, already known in the underground melodic rock circles for his frontman role in Borgogna's "Something To Lean On", released back in 2010 by Steelheart Records. Airbound's first studio effort promises to appeal to classic melodic rock lovers, with brilliant melodies, winning hooks, pompous keyboards, and solid production. Their skilled musicianship brings a return to the great melodic rock sound of the golden years with style, panache, and indomitable passion.

 

 

Album Tracklist:

 

01. Have A Good Time

02. The Sun Tomorrow

03. Till The End

04. You Live & You Learn

05. Don't Fade Away

06. Zhaneta

07. Runaway

08. Wasted World

09. She's A Girl

10. Seven Seas

11. Till The End (Cinematic Version - Japanese Bonus Track)

 

 

Airbound Line-up:

 

Tomás Borgogna: Lead & Backing Vocals

Lorenzo Foddai: Guitar & Backing Vocals

Angelo Sasso: Bass & Backing Vocals

Alessandro Broggi: Keyboards & Backing Vocals

Riccardo Zappa: Drums & Percussion

SERIOUS BLACK to return with 'Magic' new album in August

Busy times for SERIOUS BLACK: after the band had released their latest single “Burn! Witches Burn!” a while ago, they are currently putting finishing touches on the upcoming official video clip, filmed for the song “Serious Black Magic”, which will premiere later this week. The track is of course also taken from SERIOUS BLACK’s upcoming album “Magic” (out August 25th).



What melodic power metal band SERIOUS BLACK has achieved in less than three years of band history and with only two albums under their belts, is extraordinary. The band, consisting of musicians from bands such as Firewind, Rhapsody, Tad Morose, Edenbridge, Visions of Atlantis and Dreamscape, has positioned itself directly among the leading formations of their genre. Tours with HammerFall and Gamma Ray made the fanbase grow rapidly and with the first headlining tour in September 2016 SERIOUS BLACK impressively demonstrated that they are a real live force! Inspired by the consistently euphoric reactions of fans and the media alike, the band will already release its third studio album, titled "Magic", which will be available at the end of August. The album was mixed by Michael „Spike“ Streefkerk (Def Leppard) and mastered by Mikka Jussila (Finnvox Studios). SERIOUS BLACK’s vision for “Magic” was to create a diverse, heavy, melodic album with more focus on organic feel and a more natural sound than many productions these days offer.



 “Magic” sees SERIOUS BLACK reach the peak of their creativity and takes the listener on a journey through a world of mystery. A 14 songs strong jewel case CD marks the “basic” album, while the 2CD Digipak comes with a bonus CD (”Live In Atlanta”) and the ltd. “Witch Board” Box Set even includes an additional Unplugged CD. Of course “Magic” is also available on (black and white) Vinyl. After the launch of the album, SERIOUS BLACK will hit the road once more – again as headliner and this time supported by special guest and AFM labelmate Herman Frank.



“Magic” is our first attempt of a concept album”, the band states. The story was created by vocalist Urban breed, who introduces the listener to Mr. Nightmist, a figure, through generations, shrouded in mystery and legend.


The follow-up to the chart breaking “Mirrorworld” (2016) and “As Daylight Breaks” albums will be released on August 25th and it’s safe to say that fans of high class melodic metal will be amazed by the magic SERIOUS BLACK come up with this time.



Tour dates:


11.08.17 ES- Villena - Leyendas del Rock festival
07.09.17 DE - Nürnberg - Hirsch
08.09.17 BE - Sint Amandsberg / Gent - Jeugdhuis Asgaard
09.09.17 NL - Weert - Bosuil
10.09.17 DE - Monheim - Sojus 7
12.09.17 UK - London - Underworld
14.09.17 FR - Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
15.09.17 ES - Madrid - Caracol
16.09.17 ES - Barcelona - BÛveda
17.09.17 FR - Puget-sur-Argens - Le Rat¥s
19.09.17 IT - Milan - Legend Club
20.09.17 AT - Salzburg - Rockhouse
21.09.17 CH - Zürich - Werk 21
22.09.17 DE - Munich - Backstage
23.09.17 CZ - Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
24.09.17 HU - Budapest - D¸rer Kert
26.09.17 DE - Weinheim - Cafe Central
27.09.17 DE - Hamburg - Markthalle
28.09.17 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete
29.09.17 DE - Stuttgart - Club Zentral
30.09.17 DE - Berlin - Nuke Club
01.10.17 AT - Vienna - Viper Room
06.10.17 (JP) - Tokyo - Harajuko Astro Hall
07.10.17 (RU) - St. Petersburg - Opera
08.10.17 (RU) - Moscow - Moskva Hall

Escape Music to release third previously unreleased Target album

Escape Music pleased and have the greatest pleasure to announce the release of the unreleased Target third album featuring the late Jimi Jamison - lead and background vocals, Tommy Cathey -bass guitar and background vocals, Buddy Davis - guitars, Paul Cannon - guitars, Bill Marshall - drums and Gary Topper - saxophone on Love Magician.

 

Recorded fall of 1979. Produced by Target and Engineer, John Hampton

 

LORD OF THE LOST Unveil First Lyric Video

Brand New Ensemble Album 'Swan Songs II' Coming This October.

 

 

'Swan Songs II', set to be released on October 6th on Napalm Records. To give some first and exciting glimpse of the band's upcoming album, they have just unveiled a first lyric video for the track 'Waiting For You To Die'! Dive into the finest sinfonia tunes of LORD OF THE LOST and watch their brand new lyric video right HERE.

 

 

Founded in 2007, over the last decade the Hamburg-based dark metal group has become one of the most well-established and exciting acts the international scene has to offer. The band's sound has always been a heavy ride traveling through many diverse dark genres, while never standing still and constantly in the process of reinvention.

 

 

LORD OF THE LOST features big melodies, aggression and emotions, fronted by Chris Harms' impressive vocal range of styles that can abruptly leap from a sonorous clear voice to brutal death growls and wild screams. With effortless grace, LORD OF THE LOST have managed to establish their unique trademark sound while they create a contrast of musical extremes: Catchy ballads with hit-potential meet harsh metalcore-attacks, with no fear for excursions into the symphonic, industrial metal and heavy rock that goes straight into your heart and face!

 

 

With their Swan Songs-series LORD OF THE LOST showcase their ability to create fascinatingly heavy classical music. This is the second time the band have conjured their music with an ensemble album in such grandiose style.

 


A true opus featuring ten brand-new songs, which showcase tender strings and charming piano play with a heaviness one has come to expect from the band. Once more LORD OF THE LOST manage to deliver their songs with a new beauty and gloss, and prove that they cannot be reduced to their brute site only. 'Swan Songs II' is a touching creation with top arrangements.

 

 

'Swan Songs II' by LORD OF THE LOST coming out October 6th on Napalm Records and will be available in CD, LP Gatefold and Digital formats. Pre-Order your copy HERE.

 

 

The track list reads as follows:


1. Waiting For You To Die

2. Lighthouse

3. The Broken Ones

4. My Better Me

5. Ribcages

6. Wander In Sable

7. The Devil You Know

8. We Were Divine

9. From The Brink Of The Other World

10. Fall Asleep

 

In support of their upcoming release, LORD OF THE LOST will heavily hit the road this year! Make sure to catch them live on the following dates:



17.11.17 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle

18.11.17 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle (SOLD OUT!)

21.11.17 DE - Dresden / Alter Schlachthof

23.11.17 DE - Berlin / Huxleys

24.11.17 DE - Bochum / Christuskirche

25.11.17 DE - Munich / Backstage

26.11.17 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp

 


LORD OF THE LOST to support KMFDM!


UK Shows:

 

05.09. Newcastle - Think Thank

06.09. Glasgow - St. Lukes

07.09. Manchester - Ruby Lounge

08.09. Birmingham - O2 Institute

09.09. London - O2 Academy Islington

10.10. Bristol - Fleece

 

 

US Shows:

 

10/01Chicago, IL - Metro (Cold Waves VI Festival)

10/02 St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall

10/03 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue

10/04 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom

10/05 Falls Church (Washington, DC), VA - The State Theatre

10/06 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts

10/07 New York, NY - Irving Plaza

10/08 Allston (Boston), MA - Brighton Music Hall

10/09 Baltimore, MD

10/11 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Heaven

10/12 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues

10/13 Austin, TX - Mohawk

10/14 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!

10/15 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

10/17 Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre

10/18 Tempe (Phoenix), AZ - Marquee Theatre

10/19 Las Vegas, NV - Fremont Country Club

10/20 San Diego, CA - House of Blues

10/21 Los Angeles, CA - tbd

10/22 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom

10/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall

10/25 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall

10/26 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room

10/27 St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Hall

10/28 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II

 

 

The Radio Sun to release fourth album 'Unstoppable in October

Australian melodic hard rock band The Radio Sun will release their fourth full length album ‘Unstoppable’ on October 20.

 

Vocalist Jase Old and guitarist Stevie Janevski have written a bunch of new catchy, well constructed melodic rock songs with the guidance of producer Paul Laine (solo, Dark Horse, The Defiants).

 

Lush vocals and soaring solos are a big part of the band’s sound, further enhanced by bassist Anthony Wong and drummer Gilbert Annese. Andy Shanahan of Australian AOR favourites Roxus is a special guest on the forthcoming new album 'Unstoppable'. The Radio Sun guitar player Stevie Janevski goes on to say, "it's awesome to have Andy play keyboards on a song and be a part of our new album. Roxus were by far the best AOR band Australia has had - a real honour!"

 

The Radio Sun will launch the new album by touring Japan, Europe and U.S.A over the next 12 months with another special performance at Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest 2018.

 

The Radio Sun - Unstoppable album is mixed by Paul Laine and shall be released on October 20 via Pride and Joy Music Germany, Anderstein Music Japan and locally in Australia directly via the band. *Pre order packages for the new album will be available shortly.

*cover art by Carl Beckston

 

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Burn return with their fourth album 'Ice Age' in November

Away from the music scene for nearly 10 years since the release of the critically and commercially well received third album, Global Warning, another slab of British hard rock is on the way.

 

We are proud to announce that Burn's fourth album, Ice Age, will be unleashed on the planet in November 2017. It will be available in CD format and on all digital platforms.

 

 

We have taken 5 years to create this album, and it is something of which we are incredibly proud. We hope and believe that the thousands of people who enjoyed Global Warning will find plenty to enjoy in this new release. The album was produced by Barney Stackhouse and mixed by the Grammy award winning Tobias Lindell (Europe, H.E.A.T.)

 

We are also very proud to announce our new line-up. Although we have lost some great guys along the way, namely Jeff Ogden, Julian Nicholas (although he is still featured on one track on the new album) and Benji Reid, we are extremely lucky to have replaced them with a couple of outstanding new members.

 

On lead vocals we welcome Steve Newman. Steve is well known in the rock community through his numerous solo albums and other projects. Steve was our first choice to lead the line up, as we view him as possessing one of the very best voices in rock. Burn is the first band that Steve has committed himself to for many years. We are honoured to have him on board and fronting the band.

 

Our other new member is the ridiculously talented Chris Green who brings his incendiary lead guitar skills to the band. Chris is a current member of Tyketto and hard rock fans will remember him from Furyon, Rubicon Cross and Pride, along with various other projects. We really couldn't think of another guitarist who could have done a better job on the new material than Chris.

 

So, here we go. This is a new era for Burn and we are really looking forward to sharing our new stuff with everyone. We can't wait to get it out there. Further updates will follow.

 

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British Steel - The Rising Force Of British Heavy Metal
British Steel - The Rising Force Of British Heavy Metal out August 22, 2017

 

 

Dissonance Productions, the home to legendary British acts Diamond Head and Grim Reaper is putting it’s money where it’s mouth is and heralding a new dawn of British metal acts.


 
Acts eager to follow in the size 12’s of one-time hopefuls who struck out over the past decades, some of whom went stratospheric, some who didn’t but command mega-cult status worldwide. Bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Raven, Girlschool, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Judas Priest and a host of others


 
Having breathed life back into seminal old favourites from the likes of Raven, Vardis, Onslaught, Samson, Venom, Girlschool, Marshall Law, Blitzkrieg, Cloven Hoof, Jaguar, Xentrix, Amebix, Slammer, Deathwish and more it’s now time to unleash the ravenous new breed.


 
On BRITISH STEEL you’ll hear Amulet, Aggressive Perfector, Eliminator, Dungeon, Dark Forest, Toledo Steel, Vuil, Seven Sisters, Insurgency, Neuronspoiler and Wytch Hazel.


 
Check out the album teaser here: https://youtu.be/br3XKZJ7gHg


 
MORE INFO ON BRITISH STEEL


 
Something appetizing is brewing – come take a sip. Blighty (that’s Great Britain to you non-Brits) 2017, the ostensible home of Heavy Metal, is spawning quality and varied acts ready to compete with the best of our neighbours.


 
A younger generation, brought up with a broad knowledge of heavy music, have decided that they aren’t interested in pushing the boundaries of technique, production and extremity. Instead, these bucks seek only to find their own sound and write songs of the quality they grew up with on the family stereo. This passion for heavy music gives these ‘sons of their fathers’ the confidence to make exactly the music they want. Accusations and labels like ‘retro’ and ‘old school’ roll like water off a metallic aquatic.


 
If you plug away passionately for more or less ten years to tiny crowds with little or no support, it’s hard to engage with such negativity. And make no mistake, all of the acts here live and breathe this stuff. They’ve been playing since they were teens, you’ll see them front row at all the shows, and if no one is offering gigs they’ll put them on themselves.


 
And it’s no lie to say we had too much choice for this Steel platter. Our cup overfloweth! So is this a movement? Do we name it and define it? Nope, for to do so would allow us to dismiss it and this varied buffet is not going away.


 
TRACKLIST


1. Amulet - Highwayman
2. Aggressive Perfector – Harlot’s Spell
3. Eliminator – Lost To The Void
4. Dungeon – Queen Of Sin
5. Dark Forest – Where The Arrow
6. Toledo Steel – Rock Nights
7. Vuil – Iron Witch
8. Seven Sisters – The Witch’s Eye
9. Insurgency – Destined For Death
10. Neuronspoiler – Slay The Beast
11. Wytch Hazel – Freedom Battle


 
BRITISH STEEL – The Rising Force Of British Metal
Limited Edition MID PRICE CD Digipack
Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/DISS083CDD


 
Limited Edition coloured vinyl version available through Back On Black Records (BOBV526LP)
Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/BOBV526LP


 
http://www.dissonanceproductions.co.uk


https://facebook.com/DissonanceProductionsUK/

 

 Steve Grimmet’s Grim Reaper to headline album launch show 

 

Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER will headline the album launch party for the British Steel – The Rising Force Of British Heavy Metal album which takes place at The Underworld Camden, London on Saturday 23rd September!


 
The heavy metal legends fronted by Steve Grimmet who returned to live action last weekend will be joined by Dark Forest (UK), Seven Sisters, Eliminator and Amulet, all who feature on the highly anticipated album!


 
Steve Grimmet’s GRIM REAPER + DARK FOREST + AMULET + ELIMINATOR + SEVEN SISTERS


 
September 2017


 
23rd         LONDON - Underworld
174 Camden High Street
Camden Town NW1 0NE
Tel: 0207 482 1932


 
Doors 5:00pm
Tickets £15.00 advance


 
Stargreen 0207 734 8932/ www.stargreen.com

 

 

More Steel launch activity announced 


To celebrate the launch of BRITISH STEEL – The Rising Force Of British Heavy Metal two more events have been added on the day of release 


 
Firstly come down and chug a few beers and mix it with the bands featured on the record at the Album launch, which takes place on Friday 22nd September at Crypt Of The Wizard


 
6.00PM - 8.00PM


 
Crypt of the Wizard,
324C Hackney Road,
London,
E2 7AX
www.facebook.com/cryptofthewizard/

 

 

Then head up to Camden for the British Steel Pre Show at The Dev featuring Toledo Steel and Aggressive Perfector from 9:00pm plus the guys from Amulet spinning all the best in rock music until 2:00am.


 
Both events are FREE ENTRY but get there early, as space is limited


 
TOLEDO STEEL + AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR


 
September 2017


 
22nd         LONDON – The Dev


 
9:00PM – 2:00AM
 
3 Kentish Town Road, NW1 8NL London

King King announce new album and rescheduled tour dates

King King are pleased to announce the release of their fourth studio album “Exile & Grace” released by Manhaton Records on Friday 6th October 2017. The album features the band’s current single (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ which is currently a big hit on Planet Rock radio in the UK.

 

Due to a throat condition with lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo, the band’s October 2017 UK tour dates have been re-scheduled to January 2018.  All October 2017 tickets are valid for the rescheduled shows in January 2018. 

 

The re-scheduled dates include London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Wednesday 17 January), Birmingham Town Hall (Thursday 18 January), Bath Forum (Saturday 20 January), Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Friday 26 January), and Sheffield Leadmill (Saturday 27 January).

 


Tickets are available via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered from www.thegigcartel.com.  

 

The new album “Exile & Grace” promises to deliver a bigger punch, with killer songs performed with true passion by a fist tight line-up. The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

 

Says King King’s frontman and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “Exile & Grace definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it. We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We really set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of song writing and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!”

 

Further info about King King’s new album “Exile & Grace” and the re-scheduled January 2018 Tour, click here – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/kingking/exileandgrace.htm 


KING KING – “EXILE & GRACE” JANUARY 2018 UK TOUR
BOOK TICKETS: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com


London Shepherd’s Bush Empire              Wednesday 17 January
Birmingham, Town Hall                                Thursday 18 January
Bath, Forum                                                       Saturday 20 January
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall                               Friday 26 January
Sheffield, Leadmill                                         Saturday 27 January



ALBUM TRACK LISTING

1.       (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin (3.55)

2.       Heed The Warning (4.13)

3.       Broken (4.42)

4.       Find Your Way Home (4.28)

5.       Tear It All Up (4.09)

6.       Betrayed Me (4.58)

7.       Long Time Running (4.48)

8.       Nobody Knows Your Name (3.49)

9.       I Don’t Wanna Lie (4.13)

 

BONUS TRACK ON VINYL EDITION ONLY

10.   Give Me All Your Love (3.43)

 

Blackmore's Night to release 'Best of' album

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT release their 'Best Of' album 'To The Moon And Back - 20 years and Beyond' on 11th August.

1996 - a snowy winter in Massachusetts. Inside the lodge around a fireplace, a guitarist plays some beautiful acoustic tunes, and a singer with an ethereal voice joins in, they play throughout the night - creating songs of myths and fantasy, inspired by nature.  All this is occurring while Rainbow are recording their last CD, Stranger in Us All. Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night are using their secluded time around the fire in the middle of winter to create some beautiful music inspired by many melodies of the Renaissance period, and Blackmore-ised into contemporary music. We call it Renaissance/Folk/Rock.


 

1997 - the first CD by Blackmore’s Night is released- Shadow of the Moon and immediately goes gold in Japan and wins awards worldwide. Their fan base is ecstatic and ever growing and devoted, they have created a genre of music for all ages. Grandparents, Parents, children-everyone embracing their medieval mood music and gypsy dances.



1997-2017- 20th Anniversary of Blackmore’s Night 


Every one of their studio CDs has been given awards such as Best of the Year or Best Vocal album of the year and all debuting in top five of Billboards charts. Their sold out live concerts in castles and Unesco sites worldwide are filled with thousands of fans dressed in Renaissance garb, dancing and singing as if time stood still, no clocks, no pressure, just the gaiety and camaraderie of a medieval pub, everyone joins in.


Their latest release due out on August 11 is a ‘Best Of’ compilation - most requested and beloved songs from their fans but also contains several bonuses. 4 brand new versions of their songs and two brand new songs including Ritchie Blackmore’s latest version of Land of Hope and Glory and Candice Night singing a favoured Rainbow tune ‘I Surrender’. 



When on tour, the Blackmore’s Night touring group is made up of 7 extremely talented musicians, Ritchie plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, mandola, cello and hurdy gurdy and Candice performs on 7 medieval woodwinds including bagpipe chanters, shawm, corner muse, penny whistles, recorders etc as well as writing all the lyrics and performing lead vocals. Our other musicians are Bard David on keyboards and back-up vocals, Scarlet Fiddler on Violin, Lady Lyn on Shawm and back-up vocals, Earl Grey on Base and rhythm guitar and Troubadour of Aberdeen on percussion


 
“When we first started this Renaissance musical journey 20 years ago, it began in the most unlikely of places. A darkened recording studio, in front of a raging fireplace with mountains of snow outside and a band of rockers doing their backing tracks for a completely different CD in a completely different genre. Yet, there we were, gazing out that window or into that fire, playing the acoustic guitar and writing lyrics; while the rest of them existed in their world, we were the only inhabitants in ours. Inspired by all things from another century we never truly felt at home in this one. Not until we created our own musical escape that helped us co-exist. Allowed us to dress as our spirits wanted, portray the dreams and visions we imagined within the realms of music, which had no boundaries. We were free. Each song took us down another pathway through the wilderness...fed our hungry souls. We knew we were alone there, but we were at home and comfortable.   

 

And then...one day...someone heard our music in the darkness. They asked us if we wanted to share the music with the rest of the world. We thought about it for a long time, it was a whole new path. We had melded together music from eras gone past with lyrics of modern day faerie tales, creating a new genre. We weren’t sure that anyone else would be interested. Besides sharing this side with the world exposed us deeply. Left us open and incredibly vulnerable. But we decided if even 1 other lost person felt their home within our songs, then it would be worth it. It was never for popularity, for radio play, or for money. It wasn’t about filling seats at concerts. It was strictly what our hearts called for. The songs flowed out of us and now we find ourselves looking back 20 years later over so many CDs, so many DVDs and so many fans worldwide. 

 

To perform in a 12th century castle courtyard with the moon rising above you, singing songs you created with thousands of people, many of whom are dressed up in garb...if you experience something like that once in your life, count yourself blessed. We have been lucky enough to experience that each time we perform. And it is pure magic. Candice Obviously our music will not be played in commercial radio or in the latest dance clubs. We like to think that our music comes from a place where music is more sacred, organic, fresh, green and woody, communal, not processed. Renaissance mock rock and folk textures, imagination not just regurgitating the past for the purists but living it and feeling the pain and passion of the day. Transcending the mundane to the peaceful living in a fairy-tale existence, pondering the mysteries of life and death. Pleasure not pressure.”


Ritchie


Tracklist:

 

CD1                                           CD2    


Shadow Of The Moon                I Surrender (bonus track)
Spirit Of The Sea                       Moonlight Shadow (2017 version)
Renaissance Faire                     Somewhere Over the Sea (2017 version)
Play Minstrel Play                      Writing on The Wall (2017 version)
Under A Violet Moon                  Coming Home (2017 version)
Spanish Nights                           Ghost Of John (bonus track)
Fires At Midnight                        Minstrel Hall
Ghost Of A Rose                        Possum Goes To Prague
Cartouche                                   Durch den Wald zum Bach Haus
Village Lanterne                         Nur eine Minute
The Circle                                   Village Dance
25 Years                                     Land Of Hope And Glory (2017 single version
Dandelion Wine                          Bonus video  
Home Again (live)
            
http://www.blackmoresnight.com/    

 

ACT OF DEFIANCE to release new full-length album, 'Old Scars, New Wounds', on September 29th

With their 2015 debut, 'Birth And The Burial', metal band ACT OF DEFIANCE - featuring Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass - delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. This year, the band returns with their sinister new album, entitled 'Old Scars, New Wounds', hitting retailers on September 29th via Metal Blade Records.


Today, you can watch a full performance video for the album's intro track, 'M.I.A.', via metalblade.com/actofdefiance. The video was put together by Robert Graves (ashadowbeyond.com).



You can also pre-order the album now at the same link, in the following formats:


--CD
--180g Black vinyl (EU exclusive)
--golden vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--auburn marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies)



On 'Old Scars, New Wounds', ACT OF DEFIANCE has upped the ante. Each of the 11new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old - and there aren't many contemporary bands who can make such a claim.



Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, 'Old Scars, New Wounds' is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor, which was written solely by Broderick and Drover prior to recruiting bassist Matt Bachand and vocalist Henry Derek. With a fully-seasoned, tour-hardened band in place, there was room for everyone to bring something to the table this time around, and their varying styles helped shape the record.



The title - plucked from the blistering track 'Conspiracy Of The Gods' - stands as a metaphor for life in general, and the breadth of lyrical matter covered is as broad as the styles of heavy music found on the record. 'Another Killing Spree' looks at hardcore drug use, while 'Lullaby Of Vengeance' is an angry song about singing angry lyrics, and 'Overexposure' is an anthem dedicated to not selling out. There is also some very topical material, most notably on 'Mis-Information Age' and 'Broken Dialect'.



"'Mis-Information Age' is very applicable in today's social climate, where we can no longer blindly trust the source of facts that determine our view," Broderick explains. "It asserts that we should be skeptical, making sure we have the truth and not someone's propaganda, while 'Broken Dialect' conveys the idea that people can no longer hold a conversation with each other where their views differ, instead turning to sources that only support the view they want to hold on to."



With every track featuring a blistering solo from Broderick, fans of his shredding can rest assured that the guitarist has not held back - though that was not his initial intention. "I actually wanted to tone it down a bit technically in terms of my solos, but the opposite happened! This was because I inadvertently ended up creating a few new techniques to use in my trick bag and saw their potential, so I worked really hard on the execution so they could make the record."



'Old Scars, New Wounds' track-listing:


1. M.I.A.
2. Molten Core
3. Overexposure
4. The Talisman
5. Lullaby of Vengeance
6. Circle of Ashes
7. Reborn
8. Conspiracy of the Gods
9. Another Killing Spree
10. Broken Dialect
11. Rise of Rebellion



Going into writing the record, the quartet had no grand plan, and spread across the continental US, the individual members worked separately, bouncing demos back and forth and building on each others' ideas. Like many contemporary bands, through taking advantage of available technologies they made a record that is very much a collaborative effort, despite the distances lying between the members' home bases. Recruiting producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation,Allegaeon) they tracked the record likewise, with Broderick laying down guitars in his own Ill-Fated Studios in LA, Derek and Broderick's vocals tracked at Red Light Studios also in LA, with Bachand tracking his contributions at Manshark in South Hampton, MA and Drover's drums were laid down at Atlanta's Glow In The Dark Studios.



Having proven themselves on the road in support of 'Birth And The Burial' both as headliners and supporting the likes of Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and Hatebreed, the band are looking ahead to the expansive touring that will accompany 'Old Scars, New Wounds', and their hunger to get back in front of crowds has not abated in the slightest. Upcoming touring plans are set to be announced very soon.



Stay tuned for more news, tracks and videos coming from ACT OF DEFIANCE, in anticipation of the release of 'Old Scars, New Wounds'.



ACT OF DEFIANCE line-up:
Chris Broderick - guitar
Henry Derek - vocals
Shawn Drover - drums
Matt Bachand - bass



https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic    https://instagram.com/actofdefiance
https://twitter.com/actofdefiance1   https://twitter.com/chris_broderick
https://twitter.com/shawndrover  https://twitter.com/mattowsfall  https://twitter.com/totheboyelis 

SORCERER releases brand new 7" 'Sirens' on September 8th

Swedish Epic Heavy Doom Metal warlords SORCERER will release a 7" with two brand new songs on September 8th!



The 7" features the title track 'Sirens' as well as the exclusive B-side 'Disciples Of The Dark'!



The 7" will be available in three colours and is strictly limited, all versions hand-numbered. Black vinyl (300 copies), turquoise blue (200 copies) and clear (100 copies). Pre-order your copies now at EMP!



Comments the band: "With this new single 'Sirens' we really want to show everyone that Sorcerer is a force to count on!"



SORCERER have just finished recording their brand new studio album for a release later in 2017. More info on this shortly.



Check out more SORCERER videos and music at metalblade.com/sorcerer where you can still order copies of their last album 'In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross' on LP and CD!



SORCERER is:
Anders Engberg - vocals
Kristian Niemann - guitars
Peter Hallgren - guitars
Johnny Hagel - bass
Lars Sköld - session drums



https://www.facebook.com/sorcererdoom    http://www.sorcererdoom.com 

 

H.E.A.T. return with 'into The Great Unknown'

Friday 22nd September 2017 sees the UK release of the long awaited new studio album "Into The Great Unknown" from the celebrated Swedish rock band H.E.A.T via earMUSIC.

 

After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.

 

"Into The Great Unknown" is the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed "Tearing Down The Walls".  2012’s successful "Address The Nation" album was praised worldwide as one of the best albums of the year, and consolidated the H.E.A.T’s growing reputation as the new leading band in hard edged melodic rock.  "Into The Great Unknown" is a rock and roll journey into the great unknown. The album delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for - frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock.

 

In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song "1000 Miles". That same year the band’s second album "Freedom Rock" was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock magazine UK. Since then, they’ve toured all over the world, blowing audiences away with their outstanding live concerts.

 

 

In a time when artists like Foreigner, Journey and Whitesnake are enjoying a resurgence, teenagers are re-discovering the melodic approach to hard rock. The kids are suddenly wearing their classic rock band logos on t-shirts. H.E.A.T is the beacon of light that many say will carry this tradition into the future. They’re young, ambitious and full of energy and ideas.

 

H.E.A.T don’t hide their love for their classic rock heroes, but don’t try to copy it, either. They just do it and they want to be the best at it. And they are one of the best - drawing both young and old to their mesmerising, freshly sounding, energetic classic rock and bombastic melodies.

 

 

"What can you say about H.E.A.T? If you don't like these energetic Swedes you must be dead inside, as this year they've shown the UK crowd how to be the most complete band on the planet." - Classic Rock Magazine

 

TRACK LISTING – H.E.A.T “INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN”

 

1.       Bastard Of Society

2.       Redefined

3.       Shit City

4.       Time On Our Side

5.       Best Of The Broken

6.       Eye Of The Storm

7.       Blind Leads The Blind

8.       We Rule

9.       Do You Want It?

10.   Into The Great Unknown

 

H.E.A.T
Guitar: Sky Davis (aka Dave Dalone)
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Keyboard: Jona Tee
Drums & Percussion: Crash
Vocals: Erik Grönwall

All songs written by H.E.A.T

Additional composing: Sharon Vaughn, Johan Becker, Fredrik Thomander on Track 6
Sharon Vaughn and Fredrik Thomander on track 8, and Peter Larsson on track 5

Produced by Tobias Lindell

Recorded at Karma Sound Studios, Thailand by Tobias Lindell and Rhys Fletcher
Additional Recordings: JayRex Productions Studios

Mixed by Tobias Lindell at Phuket Sun Studio
Mastered by Henrik Jonsson at Masters of Audio

 

"Into The Great Unknown" is a rock and roll journey into the great unknown. The album delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for - frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock.

 

The result is a set of high-quality tracks that bend the genre’s boundaries and take it to new heights. H.E.A.T’s fifth album incorporates some of classic rock’s most renowned features and taking them into another dimension.  H.E.A.T have always had a grasp for great melodies.  "Eye Of The Storm", "Redefined", Time On Our Side" and "Do You Want It?" embody catchy melodies and fresh ideas, all of which takes the band’s talent to the next level.

 

"During the making of this album, I think we all felt a little bit like astronauts going off to space for the first time," says guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis). "We set out on a journey not knowing what we would come back with, or if we'd even make it back. Somewhere along the way, the pieces began to fall into place. There's just no point in doing the same album over and over again just because it works. When it all comes down to it, you want to make the songs shine to their full potential. If that includes bending the rules of the genre or crossing paths into unknown territory, so be it."

 

"The title "Into The Great Unknown" suits the album for many reasons," says drummer Crash. "The plan, to focus entirely on the song writing and to not do a live show until the new album is out, was a new thing for us.  We had never done anything like it, how do you 'not' play live for two years?  We had been doing live shows since we were kids.  Another leap into the great unknown is the music itself, with no limits and elements never before seen in H.E.A.T. Eric Rivers disappeared into the great unknown and former guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) came back from it. The album cover is once again created by Russian artist Vitaly S. Alexius, and is inspired by the mystical space, the greatest unknown known to man."

Stan Bush set to release new album 'Change The World'

Legendary AOR singer/songwriter (Emmy Award winning recording artist) and melodic rock icon STAN BUSH to release his 13th studio album, Change The World, on September 22nd via L.A. Records/Cargo Records worldwide

The “Change the World” album also includes “Warrior”, featured in the Shadow Warrior 2 game. The title track “Change the World”, one of Stan Bush’s best songs contains a message of hope and unity. “Born to Win” and “Live Your Dream” are songs about winning and believing in yourself. “The Story of Love” is a power-ballad about how confusing love can be. Another amazing song is the closing track, “The Secret” which contains a powerful message of love. The all-time classic Stan Bush songs “The Touch” and “Dare” from “Transformers: The Movie” round out this masterpiece of an album. Look for Stan Bush to break through to a worldwide audience with this gem of an album!

 

Track listing:

1. Change The World
2. Warrior
3. Born To Win
4. Never Surrender
5. The Story of Love
6. Live Your Dream
7. Break These Chains
8. The Other Side of Love
9. Dare
10. The Touch
11. The Secret

 

The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Holger Fath at The Barn Studios, Moorpark, CA and mastered at Aftermaster Audio, Hollywood, CA.

 

Line-up:

Stan Bush – Lead vocals and backing vocals
Holger Fath – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Tom Walsh – Drums

 

World-class rock singer, Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch” featured in “Transformers: The Movie”. An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, “The Touch” was also featured in the movie “Boogie Nights”, on Chuck (NBC), and American Dad (Fox), The Goldbergs (ABC), Guitar Hero, and the Saints Row IV game. Stan Bush was inducted into the Transfomers Hall of Fame in 2014.

 

In 1997 Stan Bush won an Emmy Award for Best Original Song, “Til I Was Loved By You“. Another of his songs “Capture the Dream” was featured in the 1996 Olympics. His tracks were used in two Jean-Claude Van Damme films: “Kickboxer“, a major film sequel to the action adventure film, “Bloodsport.” Stan Bush has written with many top songwriters like Jonathan Cain (Journey), Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams; Aerosmith), and Paul Stanley of Kiss. Stan Bush has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.

 

www.stanbush.com  www.facebook.com/stanbushmusic

 

Get ready to have you soul shaken with 'BCCIV' 

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, "BCCIV" via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s "Afterglow".

Just like its three predecessors, "BCCIV" was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Journey, The Black Crowes, has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.

 

Black Country Communion is an earth-shattering combination of American and British rock influences—a bona fide super group that conveys to the world a simple but important message: classic rock is alive and well, and in good hands in the 21st century. Their communion together forms something that is greater than the sum of its parts, creating a legacy being cemented within the halls of music history.

The initiative for the new album came from Joe Bonamassa, who contacted the band in 2016 to see if they would be up for going back into the studio to write and record a fourth album.

Says Joe, "I just felt the time was right for Black Country Communion to go back into the studio and write and record a new album. When I contacted Glenn, Derek and Jason, they immediately agreed to give it shot. The timing was right."

 

During October 2016, when news first broke about the band getting back together, things on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, started blowing up and fan reaction was overwhelming. It was clear to see that BCC fans were hungry for another album. "BCCIV" is destined to become one of the biggest hard rock albums of 2017.

Black Country Communion’s inception took place when front man and bass guitarist Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa fused their styles on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center’s King of the Blues event. With the help and guidance of producer Kevin Shirley, they further added to their rock lineage by recruiting drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian.

 

Taking their name from the industrial area in Britain, and the birthplace of both Hughes and Bonham, Black Country Communion released their self-titled debut album in 2010, and with that, unleashed their brand of take-no-prisoners hard rock to a world thirsting for music with substance.

Following the release of another two studio albums, 2011’s well-received Black Country Communion 2 and 2012’s equally impressive Afterglow, plus a smoldering live CD released in 2011, Live Over Europe, the band has firmly established themselves as one of hard rock’s premier acts. The band took a hiatus in 2013 and focused on their successful solo careers.

BCC has cultivated a reputation not only as amazing songwriters, but as a powerful live act, is only exceeded by their dedication to their craft, and a willingness to challenge and motivate each other to make the best music they can.

 

When BCC’s self-titled debut album was originally released in September 2010, Classic Rock described it as "Possibly the best hard rock album of 2010," while MOJO awarded it 4 stars. Music Radar hailed the disc as "a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners."

During its first week of release in the UK, BCC’s debut album hit the #1 spot in the Official Top 40 Rock Album Chart. It was voted #3 in Classic Rock’s "Critics Album of the Year" poll, and listeners of Planet Rock crowned BCC as the Best New Band of 2010.

Issued a mere nine months later, in time for a well received slot at the High Voltage Festival in London, Black Country Communion 2 was darker and deeper than its predecessor.  Once again it topped the UK’s Rock Album Chart. The band were also the recipients of the Best Breakthrough Act award at Classic Rock’s prestigious Roll Of Honour Awards. Acknowledging that more than a single listen was required to fully appreciate its "depth and artistry", the same magazine rightly called ‘BCC2’ "one stone-solid classic song after another."

 

Now, seven years on from its inception, Bonamassa feels the time is right to bring the original BCC line-up back for album #4.

"We had around 4 months to write this album, and I think the results speak for themselves," comments Glenn Hughes. "All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums, however, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. A lot has happened since we last recorded the Aferglow album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BCC with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound.  If you’re looking for a folk album, this ain’t the one."

 

The band assembled to record "BCCIV" at Cave Studios in Los Angeles in December 2016.  The album was mixed at Cave Studios in Sydney in March 2017.  The songs on "BCCIV" will appeal to all fans of high quality hard rock, also those that admire singers of distinction. Hughes is not known as The Voice of Rock for nothing.

In terms of content, "BCCIV" expands upon the progression that took place between the first three albums. With an abundance of heavy riffs, undeniable hooks, melodic flair and infectious choruses, "BCCIV" is a spectacular album that gets bigger and bolder with repeated spins.

"I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul. It’s a wake-up call." explains Hughes.

All songs on the new album were co-written by Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa.  Glenn wrote all the lyrics on the album except for the song ‘The Last Song For My Resting Place’ which was written by Joe.

Here’s a breakdown of the songs on "BCCIV" in the words of Glenn Hughes:

 

COLLIDE
"I had written the riff to this song in the morning of the first day of writing BCCIV. Joe came over and I played him the riff, and we finished the song before lunch. I had a feeling that Collide would set the pace for the record."

OVER MY HEAD
"This was a song I had written after a session with Joe. It was kind of like One Last Soul where I had written a song and was unsure if it would fit our style simply because it was more mainstream. One Last Soul definitely clicked with Rock fans, and got a lot of Radio airplay. Over My Head is in the same ballpark, big groove and memorable chorus. I can hear it on the radio."

THE LAST SONG FOR MY RESTING PLACE
"I was intrigued by the notion of Wallace Hartley (violinist and band leader on the Titanic).  The fact that he played everyone off the ship to the detriment of himself brings you back to a more selfless time in our history. I don't believe the conditions are around in 2017 for something or someone like that to step forward and be recognised.  I felt that his story and this song played well on this album. His violin is in a private collection and survives to this day." - JB

"Joe had two parts to this song: the intro and outro where the track is suited with a mandolin and fiddle. The middle part, heavy and dramatic and dark. Absolutely love Joe's vocal on this song. A tale of the Titanic going down into the deep, and a violin that would perish alongside its many fateful passengers." - GH

SWAY
"A swagger riff leads the way on this track. We changed the groove, when Jason suggested it should have a "Smooth Criminal" Michael Jackson vibe. This was how Jason's Dad, John, would have approached it in Led Zep. I'm mesmerized by the beat in the verse, and when it hits the chorus it's full on Classic Rock, once again the vocal is carrying the message."

THE COVE
"Joe captured the mood brilliantly on this song. I'm still shaking my head in astonishment."

"I wanted to write a song about my love for dolphins. Each year thousands of these beautiful souls are murdered by hunters in the coastal town of Taiji, Japan. They are drove into the Killing Cove and brutally slaughtered. I have been working with Ric O'Barry from the Dolphin Project for four years, and told him I had written a song about this senseless and horrific scenario for BCCIV, that has been happening for decades."

"My heart aches as I watch on live stream what happens in the Cove. I ask you all to listen to this song and understand how deeply affected we all are as animal and sea life protectors. The Dolphin Project has changed my life, and to my dying day I will be of service to be a protector of all inhabitants that live in the sea. There will be a video for this song. Thanks to Ric and his son Lincoln for supplying the footage."

THE CROW
"It was time to get up out of our chairs in the writing session and stand up to find a pulse for this rock song. All push and pull, coming and sounding like the Joe and Glenn song ‘Black Country’ from BCC1. I wanted to reference the Crow, who watches over our band."

WANDERLUST
"Hats off to Joe for bringing this idea into the session with an insane verse groove. Love Derek's grand piano lead into the last verse. I wanted to take the chorus to a very melodic Abbey Road vocal vibe. I've always been a wanderer, always returning, coming home with a sense of lessons learned and never leaving my spiritual path."

LOVE REMAINS
"I wrote this song for my Dad on the flight back to the UK for his Memorial Service. When I went to record it, my Mom had also just passed away. So I sang it for the both of them. I was installed with a greater sense of gratitude. I used a mid-falsetto vocal on the chorus to add sensitivity to the melody that I had written. The content is quite simple. When the last breath is taken only love remains."

AWAKE
"A song about living forever. A song for the Loyal. A song for the evergreen. I wanted to ramp up the chorus and relive the long nights of freedom."

WHEN THE MORNING COMES
"The feeling I had with this song, was I had woken up from a dream and walked down the hill through the field to be by the water at my home. Most of my work involves themes of coming home to be by the sea. The last song on this album finds me in a safe place, almost like the ending of the Wizard of Oz, surrounded by Joe, Jason, Derek and Kevin. Our brotherhood - long may we continue."

WITH YOU I GO **
"To find someone who can share your journey, is in the hands of fate. We meet many people throughout our lives, some relationships, are life lessons on how we grow and learn. 


But when you have found or met your significant other, who happens to be your soulmate is absolutely life-changing. With You I Go is a song about, whatever happens, I'm with you, because it was meant to be. I've done my best, now you can rest, on my shoulder."

** Bonus track on vinyl edition only.

 

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Appice brothers to release new album 'Sinister' on 27th October

You're unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured countless times with some of the world's greatest acts. 

 

Carmine embarked on his musical path in the 1960s with the unforgotten Vanilla Fudge, manning in the course of his illustrious career the drums for superstars such as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, looks back on an equally spectacular career, having worked with acts such as Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio, among others. With the exception of the live album Drum Wars – Live! (2014), there has been no direct collaboration between the two so far.-  That's about to change! Sinister is the first joint studio album by Carmine and Vinny and was recorded with the support of a number of prestigious guests. 

 

 

Vinny: 'As Ringo said: with a little help from our friends.'

 

Sinister consists of a total of 13 tracks, recorded by Carmine and Vinny together with distinguished colleagues. -´Killing Floor` and -´Future Past` feature the wonderful Craig Goldy (together with bassist Tony Franklin), Franklin resurfacing, together with Paul Shortino, on -´Suddenly` and on -´You Got Me Running`. Shortino also lends his awesome vocals to -´War Cry` and the programmatic -´Monsters And Heroes`, the latter also featuring Bulletboys guitarist Mick Sweda, while Shortino teams up with Whitesnake stringsman Joel Hoekstra on -´War Cry`. Talking of vocals: -´Sinister`, -´Danger` (bass: Phil Soussan), -´In The Night` (guitar: Bumblefoot) and -´Sabbath Mash` (guitar: Erik Turner, keyboards: Erik Norlander) are all sung by Jim Crean, while Chas West recorded the vocal parts for -´Killing Floor`, Scotty Bruce featuring on -´Future Past` and Robin McAuley on -´Riot`. The biggest surprise of all: Carmine himself doubles as vocalist on -´You Got Me Running`. Vinny: -Carmine has been singing lead and background for years. He-´s a very good singer and I-´m glad he sang one number on this record.'

 

So fans can look forward to a haunting rock album which the Appice brothers plan to premiere live on stage as soon as possible. Carmine: -We cannot wait to take the album on the road! Heavy drums and heavy songs. It will kill!'

 

"Sinister" will be released on October 27th, 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipack, double gatefold vinyl, download and stream.

 

TRACKLISTING:

1-  SINISTER
2 - MONSTERS AND HEROES
3 - KILLING FLOOR
4 - DANGER
5 - DRUM WARS
6 -  RIOT
7 - SUDDENLY
8 - IN THE NIGHT
9 - FUTURE PAST
10-  YOU GOT ME RUNNING
11-  BROS IN DRUMS
12-  WAR CRY
13-  SABBATH - MASH

 

LINE UP & GUESTS

 

Carmine Appice (drums & vocals)

Vinny Appice (drums)

 

Jim Crean (vocals)

Paul Shortino (vocals) (Rough Cutt, Ex-Quiet Riot)

Robin McAuley (vocals) (MSG)

Chas West (vocals) (Ex-Lynch Mob)

Scotty Bruce (vocals)

 

Craig Goldy (guitar) (Ex-Dio, Ex-Giuffria)

Bumblefoot (guitar) (Ex-Guns N' Roses)

Joel Hoekstra (guitar) (Whitesnake)

Mike Sweda (guitar) (Bulletboys)

Erik Turner (guitar) (Warrant)

David Michael Phillips (guitar) (King Kobra)

 

Tony Franklin (bass) (Ex-Blue Murder, Ex-The Firm)

Phil Soussan (bass) (Ex-Ozzy Osbourne)

Johnny Rod (bass) (King Kobra, Ex-WASP)
Jorgen Carlson (bass) (Gov't Mule)

Erik Norlander (keyboards) (Lana Lane)

 

http://www.carmineappice.net/   http://www.vinnyappice.com/  www.spv.de

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New Alpha Tiger out on 25 August 2017

German metal band ALPHA TIGER release a new single and video for the song "Comatose" today. The track is taken from their forthcoming studio album "Alpha Tiger".

Guitar player Peter Langforth: "is it just me or is the world completely out of mind?" In a time when smart-phones dominate everyday life, I'm afraid that this question is becoming more and more common. We approached this issue with a wink and asked ourselves, how people would have responded to it more than a hundred years ago. The song COMATOSE forms the musical bridge between our third record iDentity and the new album, and thus reflects the traditional side of the album. We wish you a lot of fun with the clip!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grtPpS3BFzs&feature=youtu.be

 

Alpha Tiger will be available on August 25th, 2017 as a CD Digipak (including poster) and double LP version as well as for download and streaming : https://AlphaTiger.lnk.to/AlphaTiger

 

Tracklisting:

1. Road To Vega 02:05
2. Comatose 05:09
3. Feather In The Wind 05:35
4. Singularity 04:20
5. Aurora 04:56
6. To Wear A Crown 04:57
7. Vice 04:40
8. Welcome To Devil's Town 05:44
9. My Dear Old Friend 05:56
10. If The Sun Refused To Shine 05:53
11. The Last Encore 04:54

 

Tourdates 2017:

 

30.09.D-Nürnberg - Der Cult
06.10.D-Bad Friedrichshall - Lemmy's
15.10.D-Erfurt - From Hell
26.10.D-Mannheim - 7er Club
17.11.D-Marsberg - DiemelKult Festival
25.11.D-Bautzen - Steinhaus
02.12.D-Oldenburg - MTS Oldenburg
29.12.D-Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
30.12.D-Dormagen - Tank-Stelle

 

https://www.facebook.com/AlphaTigerBand/   https://twitter.com/alphatigerband?lang=de

 

Tyketto set to release 'Live From MIlan' on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl, is pleased to announce the first live release by Tyketto, LIVE FROM MILAN 2017! The CD/ DVD, Blu-Ray, Vinyl, and MP3 (audio only) will be out on October 13, 2017!

 

 

Danny Vaughn says: "It's been 25 years in the making. From the beginning our goal was to always put on the best live show we could possibly do. This, more than anything else, is what has kept the band alive in the hearts and minds of the fans. And the quotes that our fans have kindly provided for us in the cd booklet bear this out. We are a no frills, no gimmicks, warts and all, balls out rock and roll band. No more, no less. And our audience are family to us. They are just as responsible for how good this concert is as we are. Everybody brought their best game. All that's left to do is to sit back and enjoy!"

 

The line-up comprised of founding members vocalist Danny Vaughn and drummer Michael Clayton Arbeeny along with guitar wizard Chris Green, bassist Chris Childs (THUNDER) and ex-TEN keyboardist Ged Rylands, TYKETTO co-headlined “Day 1” of FRF IV and blew the roof off with their performance of the classic “Don’t Come Easy” album from back to front (yes, back to front, not front to back)! Cameras were there to capture every riveting moment and now, with great pleasure, Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to release this special performance on CD/DVD and Blu-Ray! Michael Arbeeny says: “If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures. Tyketto- Live in Milan 2017 not only brings the songs of DON'T COME EASY to life, but also shows the passion and excitement the band takes onstage at every performance. LIVE IN MILAN is simply five brothers enjoying the hell out of what they do.... with a few thousand friends stopping by to join the party.

 

Tyketto’s debut album, “Don’t Come Easy” is considered a landmark release amongst melodic hard rock albums of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. While the band has continuously put out quality recordings over the years, fans and critics alike hold the debut album in especially high regard. So, it was with great pleasure that after releasing the band’s most recent studio album, “Reach”, Frontiers invited the band to play Frontiers Rock Festival IV in Milan, IT to not only play tracks from more recent releases, but to play “Don’t Come Easy” in it’s entirety to an adoring audience!

 

TRACKLISTING:

CD
1. Introduction
2. Sail Away
3. Strip Me Down
4. Nothing But Love
5. Walk On Fire
6. Lay Your Body Down
7. Standing Alone
8. Seasons
9. Burning Down Inside
10. Wings
11. Forever Young
12. Rescue Me
13. Reach

 

DVD/BLU RAY:
14. Introduction
15. Sail Away
16. Strip Me Down
17. Nothing But Love
18. Walk On Fire
19. Lay Your Body Down
20. Standing Alone
21. Seasons
22. Burning Down Inside
23. Wings
24. Forever Young
25. Rescue Me
26. Dig In Deep
27. Reach

 
https://www.tyketto.com/  https://www.facebook.com/TykettoTheOfficial/
https://twitter.com/wearetyketto

 

Introducing SONS OF APOLLO!

For the past few months, rumours have been circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinan. Now, the time has come to make the grand and highly anticipated introduction to their new band, SONS OF APOLLO.

Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian have joined forces with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force).

Their debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, will be released 20th October on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. An album teaser can be seen on InsideOutMusic’s YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/kPN2DttzlZQ

SONS OF APOLLO got together very organically, as Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we put together an all-instrumental touring band with he and I, Billy Sheehan, and Tony MacAlpine. That was my first time working with Derek since the ‘90s when he was in Dream Theater and it was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”

 

“Mike and I work at a relentless pace in the studio,” continues Sherinian. “The music is modern, but we have an old school soul. What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we have true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity-- a lethal combination!”

 

But what to call the next great supergroup? “Derek was mainly the one behind the name,” says Portnoy. “I have a list that I keep on my phone of about a hundred different band names, which I constantly have to refer to every time I have a new band every year (laughs). So, I pulled up the list and Apollo was one of the names on the list. It was a word that both of us really liked. We started fiddling with different variations of the word. One of the original band names we were working with was Apollo Creed, the character from the ‘Rocky’ movies, but after lots of different discussions on different variations, Derek suggested SONS OF APOLLO and it seemed to stick. Apollo is the God of Music so with that in mind it seemed like a fitting name.”

 

Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Billy Sheehan previously toured together in 2012 and 2013 as PSMS (along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine), playing all instrumental versions from each of their previously recorded music. SONS OF APOLLO is the next logical progression by adding a vocalist and creating all-original material. The band incorporates the progressive style and individual technical prowess that Portnoy & Sherinian shared together in Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Van Halen, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

 

“I have known Mike and Derek for a long time, so when they came to me with Sons of Apollo, I jumped on this straight away,” says Thomas Waber, Label Manager/A&R International of InsideOutMusic. “However, the album they ended up recording exceeded my already high expectations by a long mile! We couldn’t be happier about it!”

 

SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.

 

“This is a real band,” Portnoy declares. “This is going to pick up for me and Billy where The Winery Dogs left off, in terms of this being the next logical full-time thing for us. I’m not saying The Winery Dogs have broken up, because we haven’t, we’re just on a break. SONS OF APOLLO is absolutely going to be a full-time band and we plan on touring all over the world all throughout 2018 and, honestly, it is the priority for all five of us.”

 

Sherinian agrees, “We will go on a worldwide crusade in 2018 to bring SONS OF APOLLO to as many people as possible. Apollo was the God of Music, and we are his mighty offspring!”

  

www.facebook.com/SonsOfApollo1  www.Twitter.com/SonsOfApollo1  www.sonsofapollo.com  

 

Crimfall launches new single, 'Mother of Unbelievers' online

On August 25th, Finnish cinemascope metallers Crimfall will release their new album, Amain, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! 

 

To hear the new single, "Mother of Unbelievers", please visit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI6HG8v8QAw

For another preview of Amain, the album track, "The Last of Stands", can also be heard at: http://metalblade.com/crimfall where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


--limited Digipak CD with exclusive bonus tracks (acoustic and instrumental songs)
--180g black vinyl
--red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--skin colored marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--bluish gray marbled vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

 

Amain is Crimfall's most ambitious album yet, combining familiar elements with fresh inspiration, and wreathed in massive crisp production from Fascination Street Studios. Featuring music that spans from monumental orchestrations to songs whispered over fading pyres, Amain contains layers upon layers of grand melodies woven between jagged shadows. On this new release, Crimfall also continues to sing the stories of wars waged in vain, advocating freedom from religious dogmas and the bloody chains of tradition.

 

Amain track-listing:


1. Eschaton
2. The Last of Stands
3. Ten Winters Apart - pt1. Far From Any Fate
4. Ten Winters Apart - pt2. Song of Mourn
5. Ten Winters Apart - pt3. Sunder the Seventh Seal
6. Ten Winters Apart - pt4. Dawn Without a Sun
7. Mother of Unbelievers
8. It's a Long Road
9. Wayward Verities
10. Until Falls the Rain

 

Crimfall live:


Oct. 13 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus w/ Ensiferum + Wolfheart

 

Crimfall line-up:


Mikko Hakkinen - Vocals
Helena Haaparanta - Vocals
Jakke Viitala - Guitars
Miska Sipilainen - Bass
Janne Jukarainen - Drums

 

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

 

AOR Heaven to release Newman's new album 'Aerial' on 22 September

In 1997 Singer, songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman and since 1998 has been producing consistently high quality albums filled with hook laden songs and thought provoking lyrics and released 10 studio albums and one best of compilation up to today. The previous release, "The Elegance Machine", was released  in 2015 and the band returned to the road with shows in Europe and their first UK headline tour.

 

Steve Newman continued to write throughout 2016, songs, of which some have featured on various artists releases, and some which are still to come. It was within this writing process that Newman started to piece together the ideas which would become his latest release, and 11th studio album.

 

"Aerial" now  features 12 tracks that return to the huge chorus's, maintaining the high quality production values that have been prevalent  over the last albums. But this record, above all, is all about the songs, you could say it's an unashamed AOR/Melodic Rock record and follows that rule across all 12 songs to give the listener a very consistent album. Once again Steve Newman has teamed up with Rob McEwen (drummer for the last nine Newman albums), the album also features long time friend Mark Thompson-Smith lending his vocals to "Fear Of Flying" and " Two Sides". Finally the mastering was taken care of by none other than Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) at H Bomb Mastering.

 

Track list: 01. Fear Of Flying, 02. Don't Wake The Lion, 03. Can't Stop Loving You, 04. Life To Remember, 05. High Tonight (Aerial), 06. Vertigo (Leap Of Faith), 07. Two Sides, 08. I Am Your Man, 09. Always Strangers, 10. Nothing Left, 11. Still Bleeding, 12. You Don't Know Me

 

Soundclips:

NEWMAN - Can't Stop Loving You (Edit)

NEWMAN - Don't Wake The Lion (Edit)

NEWMAN - Life To Remember (Edit)

 

Brand new Martina Edoff coming on AOR Heaven on 22 September

The self-titled MARTINA EDOFF album was released in 2014, and nearly a year later, the second record called “Unity” took her and her band on a successful North American tour in September 2015.

 

She soon went to Argentina and performed for 6000 new fans as an opening act for Tarja Turunen. The tour went on to share the stage with The Winery Dogs on their European tour in early 2016. The UK audience welcomed her the same year for a mini tour and she later returned to the Rockingham Festival to perform.

 

Now she's back with the third record “We Will Align” which will be released on AOR Heaven on September 22.

 

Amongst the already acquired fans is the respected English rock journalist Dave Ling, who discovered MARTINA EDOFF’s eponymous titled solo debut, celebrated her with a full page article in Classic Rock AOR Magazine and put her album on his playlist, describing it as ”Stirring, confident melodies from an unashamed Swedish rock chick!” The great reviews kept on coming in from all over the world.

 

Together with her former co-producer and co-writer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T), Martina decided to work with him on the third album. In late 2016 the artist started to write on some new songs and found more co-writers who completed the music in the way she was looking for, such as Jonas Törnqvist (Deathriders, Bleed The Hunger, TreasureLland), Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, Nordic Union, W.E.T), Benny Jansson (Ride The Sky), Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, The Winery Dogs), Jona Tee (H.E.A.T).

 

“We Will Align” is a melodic hard rock album with a bluesy note along with powerful pieces and it goes back to the roots where EDOFF has got her influences. The strong melodies are always there such as her powerful voice. The musicians are the best to find and they are by her side in the studio as well on stage, i.e. Björn Höglund (drums), Nalle Påhlsson (bass), Stefan Bergström (guitar) and Jona Tee (keyboard/ hammond and production). The mixing went through the hands of the legendary Tobias Lindell.

 

Track list: 1. Turn our pages, 2. Champions, 3. Alive, 4. We will align, 5. Lay down your arms, 6. Face the mirror, 7. Set you free, 8. I’m invincible, 9. Truth came knocking, 10. Brand new world

 

Discography: Martina Edoff (2014), Unity (2015), We Will Align (2017)

 

Soundclips in advance:

MARTINA EDOFF - Champions (Edit)

MARTINA EDOFF - Turn Our Pages (Edit)

MARTINA EDOFF - We Will Align (Edit)

 

Swedish rockers Coldspell return with new album on Escape Music

COLDSPELL is finally back! For the fourth time the band from the land of ice and snow up in the north of Sweden is going to bring the world 12 songs that will melt a rocking heart. Titled “A New World Arise” the band has captured emotions of a world going crazy and finding peace in the wilderness. The first single/video “Call of the Wild” will is out now on July 28th.

 

The album was recorded at various studios throughout Sweden and once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (Pretty Maids, Helloween, Jorn) and will be released on 22 September 2017 by Escape Music.

 

Coldspell is: Niclas Svedentorp – Vocals, Michael Larsson – Guitars, Chris Goldsmith – Bass, Per Johansson – Drums

Coldspell are based in the north of Sweden and were formed in 2005 by guitarist and songwriter Michael Larsson. Since their first release ColdSpell have been one of the bands you like to mention when talking high class Scandi hard rock.

 

Coldspell blasted onto the scene in 2009 with their own brand of hard rock/metal. They first took the world by storm with their "Infinite Stargaze" release, an album that created a stir in rock circles and the album received stunning reviews all over the world and was on several album "top lists" for 2009 and album of the year at various magazines and radio stations.

 

Two years later in 2011 a brand new release "Out from the Cold" was put out to an eager audience, once again mixed by Tommy Hansen in Denmark, Tommy of course having previously worked with Helloween, TNT, Pretty Maids, Jorn and Pagan's Mind.

 

In 2013 Coldspell put out a new recording entitled "Frozen Paradise", once again with Tommy Hansen at the mixing desk. This was an unbelievable recording and the band have extended their expertise with razor sharp riffs, solid rhythms and great choruses.

 

With three albums released so far the wait is over. Coldspell are ready to strike again with the brand new album titled “A New World Arise”. This is stunning recording that features 12 new songs of epic proportions and it’s going to put ColdSpell firmly on the map. This is Scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order and will be a strong contender for the hard rock album of 2017.

 

www.facebook.com/ColdSpell-164708699316   www.coldspell.se

All star cast for new Metal supergroup 'Spirits of Fire'

Frontiers Music, after an intense brainstorming session, announce a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.) and Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z Ramirez (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).

 

Called SPIRITS OF FIRE (after the title of one of their songs), the band is currently halfway through recording their debut album. The music can best be described as “classic Priest meets Savatage”.

 

“It's going to be a great album!” says producer Roy Z and fans can look forward to a release in the early part of 2018!

 

Follow the band on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsOfFireBand/

 

Vixen's vocalist Janet Gardner to release solo album

Vixen's vocalist Janet Gardner set to release her self-titled debut solo album on August 18 via Pavement Entertainment in conjunction with Eternal Sound Records for Europe. 

 

All songs were written, performed and produced by Gardner and her husband Justin James, a guitarist, songwriter and producer who has previously worked with bands such as Staind, Collective Soul and Tyketto.

 

Tracklisting for release: 

01.  Rat Hole
02. Hippycrite
03. If You Want Me
04. Candle
05. Your Problem Now
06. Let It Be Over
07. Lost
08. The Grind
09. Best Friend
10. The Good Or The Bye

UFO - THE SALENTINO CUTS (Compilation) Will Be Available Worldwide On September 29

British rock legends UFO offer up their first ever covers album paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites! 'The Salentino Cuts' includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons's 'River Of Deceit,' John Mellencamp's 'Paper In Fire,' and Bill Withers' 'Ain't No Sunshine' alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as The Yardbirds' 'Heartful Of Soul,' ZZ Top's 'Just Got Paid' and lots more!

 

UFO's current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012. 

 

Vinnie says, 'Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ Top and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.'

 

UFO's 'The Salentino Cuts' will be released on September 29th and will be available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

 

Tracklisting:  

1. Heartful of Soul
2. Break on Through (To the Other Side)
3. River of Deceit
4. The Pusher
5. Paper in Fire
6. Rock Candy
7. Mississippi Queen
8. Ain't No Sunshine
9. Honey-Bee
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Just Got Paid
12. It's My Life
 

 

In September & October, the band will be embarking on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon!

 

UFO European tour dates:

 

August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain

August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium

September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano

September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 

September 9 - Holland - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival

September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest

September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook

September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 

September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome

September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender

 

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:

 

September 22 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater

September 23 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater

September 24 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage

September 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of The Living Arts

September 28 - Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey

September 29 - Worcester, MA - Palladium

September 30 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater

October 1 - Portland, ME - Aura

October 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

October 4 - Montreal, QU - Corona Theatre

October 6 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop

October 7 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero

October 8 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall

October 9 - Akron, OH - Tangier Cabaret Room

October 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Jergels

October 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts

October 13 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza

October 14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian

 

UFO was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO has released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved success with several albums and singles  in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over 10 million records worldwide. UFO is considered one of the classic hard rock acts, and have influenced many notable rock bands. The band was ranked number 84 on VH1's '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.'

 

http://www.ufo-music.info/    http://www.ufo.band

 

TONY MILLS - New Album Details Unveiled

Track Listing -


Scars
When the Lights Go Down
Battleground
Dream On
Legacy
Weighing Me Down
The Art of Letting Go
Battleground
When We Were Young
Storm Warning
Seventh Wonder

 

Lead Guitars - Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake); Tommy Denander (Radioactive, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley); Robby Boebel (Frontline, Evidence One, State of Rock); Neil Frazer (Rage of Angels, Ten)


Rhythm Guitars - Tommy Denander; Robby Boebel; Pete Fry (FarCry); Tom Martin (Vega)

 

Bass Guitar - Toine Vanderlinden (Martyr, Rebelstar Rock); Linda Mills (Dolls of Disaster) 

 

Keyboards - Eric Ragno (The Babys, Joe Lynne Turner, China Blue); Tommy Denander and Robby Boebel; James Martin (Vega)


Vocals - Tony Mills and Pete Newdeck Drums and production, mixing - Pete Newdeck (Tainted Nation, Blood Red Saints, The Shock)


Mastered by Harry Hess / H-Bomb Mastering.


Artwork by Kentaro Kanomoto, graphics and video co-ordination by Linda Mills


Revolution Saints return with new album via Frontiers Music Srl

After the 2015 release of the self-titled debut album by REVOLUTION SAINTS--Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees)—rock fans around the world rejoiced at the inspired musical offering. Those fans will, once again, have cause for celebration as REVOLUTION SAINTS will be releasing their second album later this year. 

 

LIGHT IN THE DARK is due out October 13 on Frontiers Music Srl. The album will be available on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition (includes live bonus tracks on the CD and on the DVD, footage from the band’s first-ever live performance captured at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan this past April, a “Making Of” mini-documentary, and music videos for “Light In The Dark” and “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing”), Vinyl, and as a special Limited Edition Box Set (includes the Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, 180g Vinyl, T-shirt (size L), poster, lithograph and sticker).

 

For LIGHT IN THE DARK, REVOLUTION SAINTS once again teamed up with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, JORN), who was also behind the boards for the band’s debut album. Most of LIGHT IN THE DARK was recorded at Del Vecchio’s studios in Somma Lombardo, Italy, with additional recording taking place at Blades’ studio in Washington, Aldrich’s CasaDala studio in Los Angeles, and other countries all over the world while Aldrich was on tour with The Dead Daisies.

 

“This is a fun band!” exclaims bassist Jack Blades. “I think the fans are going to pick up on the excitement and the shear musical enjoyment we are having. It was great going to Italy to get the album started and film the videos, and the music speaks for itself.”

 

“’Light In The Dark’ is such a great song,” continues singer/drummer Deen Castronovo. “It was the first one we recorded. We ran through it a few times and nailed it in the first couple takes. We're so excited for everyone to hear this record. We're very happy with what we came up with and can't wait to bring it to everyone live.”

 

As guitarist Doug Aldrich proclaims, “I’m very excited about REVOLUTION SAINTS’ second record! First I want to say that it's because of huge support from the fans that RS2 happened. Thank you. If you liked #1, I think you'll love this one even more. It’s stronger, and a bit heavier in some spots. We tried a few new things and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it! There’s a very good chance we’ll finally get to play live and we’re currently exploring the possibilities of a tour. For now, get ready, because the album kicks ass and it's comin’ at you real soon!”

 

REVOLUTION SAINTS was born from the vision of Frontiers' President, Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project highlighting Deen Castronovo’s amazing vocal abilities. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Deen, Jack and Doug on board together was a dream come true for Perugino.

 

This time, with one album already under their belt, REVOLUTION SAINTS entered the studio to record the new album more familiar with one another and a clear understanding of where they wanted this to go. As with the first album, Castronovo’s superb vocal talents are in the spotlight on this release and deservedly so. Pretty impressive for a man who is most widely known for his incredible drumming talents. Jack Blades really needs no introduction at this point, but for those who have been living under a rock, his bass and vocal talents are well documented over the years through his work with Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades, and more. And, of course, a major feature is the fiery and intense playing from former Whitesnake and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich, whose blistering guitar fretwork is on full display here.

 

LIGHT IN THE DARK builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life. 

 

To all of the loyal REVOLUTION SAINTS fans, prepare to have your patience rewarded beyond your wildest dreams with this album! Understand this clearly, REVOLUTION SAINTS is HERE TO STAY!

 

Here’s the complete track listing for LIGHT IN THE DARK:

 

1. Light In The Dark

2. Freedom

3. Ride On

4. I Wouldn’t Change A Thing

5. Don’s Surrender

6. Take You Down

7. The Storm Inside

8. Can’t Run Away From Love

9. Running On The Edge

10. Another Chance

11. Falling Apart

12. Back On My Trail (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

13. Turn Back Time (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

14. Here Forever (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

15. Locked Out Of Paradise (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

 

Bonus DVD contents:

 

--REVOLUTION SAINTS live at Frontiers Rock Festival (“Back On My Trail,” “Turn Back Time,” “Here Forever,” “Locked Out Of Paradise”)

--Making of LIGHT IN THE DARK (documentary)

--“Light In The Dark” (song video)

--“I Wouldn’t Change A Thing” (song video)

 

www.facebook.com/RevolutionSaints

 

Frontiers Music Srl introduce us to 'Perfect Plan'

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of a great new AOR/Melodic Rock band from Örnsköldsvik, Sweden: PERFECT PLAN.

 

The band formed in late 2014 and has been busy writing songs and honing their craft ever since. Perfect Plan music came to the attention of Frontiers Music Srl in the spring of 2017 and the label was immediately excited by the musical mixture of classic Scandinavian AOR (think Work of Art, Treat, early Europe) with nods to legends like Giant, Foreigner, and Journey. Their debut album will include influences from both the modern and classic AOR/Melodic Rock of the 80’s.

 

The band features the extraordinary new singer Kent Hilli together with Rolf Nordström on guitar, P-O Sedin on bass, Fredrik Forsberg on drums and Leif Ehlin on keyboards.

 

Kent Hilli says, “I am so proud and happy to be a part of this journey together with my dear friends in Perfect Plan and i really hope to see you all soon at a stage somewhere. Remember, everything is possible if you want it bad enough!”

 

Rolf Nordström adds, “I'm really excited and pleased with our debut album and I'm looking forward to this journey together with my great mates in the band!”

 

Perfect Plan are ready to take on the world and become one of your favorite new melodic rock artists!

 

Follow the band on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/perfectplansweden

 

Cats in Space return with new album and UK tour

AOR/Pomp Rockers CATS IN SPACE have released a music video for ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album 'Scarecrow' - the follow up to 2015's 'Too Many God', due out on August 25th, 2017 and a national tour is confirmed for September.  

 

With ten brand new songs, ‘Scarecrow’ will rock you into submission, but they will also bring a smile to your face. And, in this increasingly wicked world, there’s a lot to be said for that. On this follow up to their debut ‘Too Many Gods’, Cats In Space offer unashamed fun, channelling the finest riffs and melodies in musical history: but don’t think for a second that this is a novelty band. Their resolve is steely and their determination absolute. Don’t bet against them!

 

Cats In Space tour dates:

 

Sep 06: The Borderline, London

Sep 12: The Globe, Cardiff

Sep 13: The Borderline, London

Sep 15: Rock City Basement, Nottingham

Sep 16: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham

Sep 17: The Fleece, Bristol

Sep 19: The Haunt, Brighton

Sep 25: G2, Glasgow

Sep 26: O2 Academy 3, Manchester

Sep 27: The Borderline, London

 

 

Their exuberant 70s-inspired music may hark back to the glory days but, by delivering no-holds-barred live shows at full throttle across the country, their committed and sincere approach to blowing the roof off is finding a warm welcome. A guilty pleasure they may be, but Cats In Space are living the dream simply by willing it into existence. Fresh from wowing audiences on the Thunder tour, the band are ready, and hungry for more. With big summer dates confirmed, a slot at the huge Phil Collins Hyde Park Show is already under their belt, and an appearance at Cropredy is coming [plus big news later in the year] these Cats are ready to get everyone in a flap. And, yes, those harmonies are all done live! Cats In Space are steering well clear of the litter tray, and they’re on the launch pad, ready for ignition. Get ready for some deep impact!

 

Cats In Space ‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ is available for pre-order in the following formats from: www.catsinspace.tmstor.es

 

- Digipack CD

- 180g Gatefold Vinyl

- Cassette

 

Along with several bundled items, including:

- Exclusive Scarecrow Tee

- Signed CIS Band Photo

- Exclusive Premium Scarecrow Artwork Print

 

www.facebook.com/catsinspaceband   www.catsinspaceband.com

 

JAG PANZER New album "The Deviant Chord" out September 29th, 2017

US Metal legends JAG PANZER release a new lyric video for the song "Far Beyond All Fear" today. The track is taken from their forthcoming album "The Deviant Chord".

 

The lyric video was created by Jag Panzer guitarist Mark Briody: "I wanted the video to be a Jules Verne style adventure, like the kind we grew up with. I always wanted to set the lyric video in the same time period as the cover (late 1800s) so I could give some back story to the album artwork!".

  

The Deviant Chord will be available on September 29th, 2017 as a CD Digipak (including poster) and double LP coloured version as well as for download and streaming:
https://JagPanzer.lnk.to/TheDeviantChord

 

The cover artwork was created by Serbian artist Dusan Markovic and reflects the album's haunting atmosphere perfectly. 

 

Tracklisting:

1.   Born Of The Flame 4:00

2.   Far Beyond All Fear 3:49

3.   The Deviant Chord 5:37

4.   Blacklist 4:19

5.   Foggy Dew 3:20

6.   Divine Intervention 3:30

7.   Long Awaited Kiss 6:16

8.   Salacious Behavior 4:07

9.   Fire Of Our Spirit 4:37

10. Dare 5:17

 

http://www.jagpanzer.com  https://de-de.facebook.com/jagpanzerofficial/

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

 

MOTÖRHEAD - UNDER CÖVER (Compilation) Is Expected To Be Available In September

 

Tracklisting:

1. Breaking the Law (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2008
2. God Save the Queen (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2000
3. Heroes (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
4. Starstruck (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2014
5. Cat Scratch Fever (Produced by Peter Solley) 1992
6. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
7. Sympathy for the Devil (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
8. Hellraiser (Produced by Billy Sherwood) 1992
9. Rockaway Beach (Mixed by Cameron Webb) 2002
10.Shoot ‘Em Down (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
11. Whiplash (Produced by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick) 2005

 

Official Trailer - https://youtu.be/GrniqZqYR2M

 

THE QUIREBOYS - WHITE TRASH BLUES Will Be Unleashed To The World On September 5

Tracklisting:

 

01. Cross Eyed Cat
02. Boom Boom
03. I Wish You Would
04. Take Out Some Insurance
05. Going Down
06. Help Me
07. Shame Shame Shame
08. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
09. Leaving Trunk
10. I'm a King Bee
11. Walking The Dog
12. Little Queenie

Phantom 5 return with 'Play to Win' on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the second studio release by Phantom 5, PLAY TO WIN! The album will be out on October 13. 

 

 

After the success of their self-titled debut album, the brainchild of producer/guitarist (and for this record, bassist) Michael Voss and vocalist Claus Lessmann have returned with yet another incredible outing of impeccable German melodic hard rock! Once again joined by Robert Boebel on guitars and keyboards and Axel Kruse on drums, these fist pumping anthems will tickle the eardrums of any connoisseur of melodic hard rock.

 

Michael Voss says, "[t]o all the rockers out there, we are more than happy to continue this labour of love and come back with a bang! Again, guitar wizard Robby Boebel delivered powerful riffs and Claus wrote some magic melodies. The drums were delivered by heart-pounding visual timekeeper Axel Kruse and taped by the famous Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios. 11 well balanced songs, full of emotion and power, right in the vein of our first album. If you like the first one, you will love the new one! Come and get it... and play it loud...we play 2 win!!!"

 

Originally born as “Supremacy”, the band decided to change their name to Phantom 5 before recording their debut album for release last year. It had been a long time since the public had heard a melodic hard rock record THIS GOOD coming from Germany! Mixing influences from the cream of the crop of German melodic hard rock bands, but with Michael and Claus’ unique stamp on it, the debut was met with rave reviews across the board.

 

After the success of that album, Michael and Claus knew it was a no-brainer to follow it up with an even more inspired outing and that is exactly what they’ve done here. “Play To Win” does exactly what the title says!

 

Pre-order the album here: http://radi.al/PlayToWin

• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop

• Amazon: http://radi.al/PlayToWinAmazon

• iTunes: http://radi.al/PlayToWiniTunes

• Google Play: http://radi.al/PlayToWinGooglePlay

• Spotify: http://radi.al/PlayToWinSpotify

 

TRACKLISTING:

1. The Change In You

2. Crossfire

3. Baptised

4. Read Your Mind

5. Play To Win

6. Child Soldiers

7. Do You Believe In Love

8. Phantom Child

9. Had Enuff

10. Shadows Dance

11. Reach Out

 

PRODUCED BY: Michael Voss

STUDIO: Kidroom Studios, Greven, Germany. Drum Recordings by Ralf Munkes at Empire Studios, Bensheim, Germany.

RECORDED BY: Michael Voss

MIXED BY: Michael Voss

MASTERED BY: Michael Voss

 

BAND MEMBERS:

Claus Lessmann - Lead Vocals

Michael Voss – Guitars, Bass and Backing Vocals

Robert Boebel - Guitars and Keyboards

Axel Kruse - Drums & Xplosions

 

PHANTOM 5 LINK: https://www.facebook.com/Pfivemusic/

 

 

Bigfoot to Release Self-Titled Debut Album October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the self-titled debut of one of their latest UK signings - Bigfoot.  The album will be released October 13, 2017.

 

Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan who burst onto the scene in the spring of 2014. With a wide range of influences from The Eagles through to Pantera, the group boasts the powerful vocals of Antony Ellis, dual lead guitars from Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, plus the thunderous rhythm section of bassist Matt Avery and drummer Tom Aspinall.

 

Order the debut album at the links below:

 

Google Play: http://radi.al/BigfootGooglePlay

 

 

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of "The Fear".

 

Follow the band on Spotify to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add "The Fear" to your favorite playlists: http://radi.al/BigfootSpotify

 

'The Fear' was written shortly after the release of the second EP. Sam Millar describes it as:

 

"a song about the fear in our heads and how it can consume your whole life and take over", while musically  Mick McCullagh states that "it is a Jekyll and Hyde type affair. There's the gnarly, in your face heavy rock guitar side of it, then the melodic, anthemic side with big uplifting vocals. It's very dynamic, which adds to the tension we were aiming for." 

 

 

The video for 'The Fear' was shot by Shane Green at The Giffard in Wolverhampton.

 

Tom Aspinall says "we had played there a month or so before and thought the stage would be perfect for the shots we wanted with the idea of it being quite dark and frantic. We've worked with Shane in the past and knew he would deliver a fast paced and exciting video." 

 

Having toured constantly around the UK and performed at festivals including Breakout, Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Steelhouse and more, the quintet have built themselves a loyal grassroots following in their home territory. Two successful self-released EP's also drew the attention of the Naples based rock powerhouse Frontiers Music Srl, who signed them to their roster as fast as they could.

 

The self-titled debut album by Bigfoot is out on October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl. Co-produced by the band with Justin Richards (who also mixed the record), it consists of eleven songs. The artwork and track listing are as follows:

 

1. Karma

2. The Fear

3. Tell Me A Lie

4. Forever Alone

5. Eat Your Words

6. Prisoner Of War

7. Freak Show

8. I Dare You

9. The Devil In Me

10. Uninvited

11. Yours

 

This Bigfoot is no myth, but they are about to become legends.

 

Bigfoot is: Antony Ellis - vocals, Sam Millar - guitar, Mick McCullagh - guitar, Matt Avery - bass, Tom Aspinall - drums

 

 

Upcoming UK shows:

 

25.08.17  HULL Hair Metal Heaven

14.10.17  MANCHESTER Sound Control (album launch event)

11.11.17  SHEFFIELD Corporation (with Tyketto)

25.11.17  EDINBURGH La Belle Angele (with Tyketto)

 

Website  bigfootband.co.uk