years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album
around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising
stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America and Europe
(including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse's debut on
Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016).
the musical development and maturity shown across the board on their
last two albums, "Bleed and Scream" and "Armageddonize,"
the future has become clear: these guys are destined for stardom!
And now with their new album, aptly entitled “Monumentum,”
band’s amazing abilities are truly on display for the world to
touring extensively for two years in support of “Armageddonize”,
Eclipse's main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson
reconvened in Erik's new studio in the Swedish countryside in late
summer 2016 and started writing new songs. The intention was to
write and record an album with no compromise on either song quality
or musical performance from the band.
songwriter and producer Erik Martensson says: “With every album,
one's way of writing music changes a bit. What you thought was
exciting and interesting while writing one album can radically
change when you start writing the next. I think we have brought in
quite a few new tricks in the writing and recording process while
still staying true to our sound. In the end, it all boils down to if
it's good or bad songs and I think this is the best album we've
done. In my opinion there is not one single weak song on the album
and I'm really proud of it!”
know saying your latest album is the best you've done is the oldest
cliché in rock music, and so instead of taking our word for it,
tune in and listen to the killer opening track “Vertigo” here:
melodic rock that's respectful of the roots of the genre, but with
sights set firmly on the future. Fans of the band will not be
disappointed and newcomers can look forward to hard rocking tunes
with massive hooks from the first to the final track.
Erik puts it: "When I go and see a band I just want to hear
songs that make me wanna put my fist in the air and scream along,
and I want everyone around me to do the same. Well, Monumentum is
one giant fist waiting for a chanting crowd of rockers. We can't
wait for the people to hear it!"
be ready: ECLIPSE are coming to kick your ass!
2. Never Look Back
3. Killing Me
4. The Downfall of Eden
7. Born To Lead
8. For Better or for Worse
9. No Way Back
10. Night Comes Crawling
11. Black Rain
Tour Dates with MORE To Be Announced SOON:
31st - Fryshuset Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden
April 1st - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 29th - Frontiers Rock Festival, Trezzo (Milano), Italy
June 30th - July 2nd - Rockfest Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
August 9th-12th - Leyendas del Rock, Villena, Spain
Mårtensson – lead vocals, guitars
Magnus Henriksson - guitars
Philip Crusner - drums
Magnus Ulfstedt - bass
singer and major force from the former band SISTER SIN rises from
the ashes with a new band and a whole new album that will be
released in early 2017. The first single with Liv Sin is called
“Let Me Out”, purposely issued on Friday the 13th of all days.
Friday the 13th with it’s sinister force calls for mischief
in the form of this new song and Liv Sin will be let out for the
public to hear for the first time.
song will appear on Sin's new album "Follow Me", expected
to drop on April 28th via Despotz Records. The album was produced by
longtime UDO bassist, Fitty Wienhold. Check out the single below:
The first single from Liv Sin's debut album "Follow Me" that will be released April 28 2017.
singer and major force from the former band Sister Sin rises from the
ashes with a new band and a whole new album that will be released in
The first single with Liv Sin is called “Let Me Out”
and will be released Friday the 13 of all days. Friday 13 with it’s
sinister force calls for mischief in the form of this new song and Liv
Sin will be let out for the public to hear for the first time.
of Lords to release new album 'Saint of the Lost Souls' in March
Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “Saint Of The Lost
Souls”, the tenth studio album from House of Lords. The album,
which is the follow up to their highly successful
“Indestructible”, will be released March 24th.
and produced by the band’s singer and mastermind James Christian,
this collection of songs has an incredible flow of up-tempo and
mid-tempo rockers mixed with power ballads, which lean a bit more
toward keyboards this time around, but without compromising the
band's trademark sound which is based around Jimi Bell’s guitar.
Of The Lost Souls” is already one of the years most anticipated
melodic rock releases and will not disappoint fans of the band or
genre. James Christian's well crafted and smooth vocals bring the
band's craft to new heights. Guitarist Jimi Bell is on fire and the
melodic riffs throughout the album will leave you breathless. A new
addition on bass is Chris Tristram, who is no stranger to the rock
community. His solid performance adds another dimension to the sound
and BJ Zampa brings a solid and powerful rhythm foundation to House
of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of their self-titled
album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best arena
rock releases of the 80’s. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals
of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which
featured ex-Angel and Giuffria keyboardist, Gregg Giuffria, along
with luminaries Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), were
reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Deep
Purple, and Van Halen and immediately brought the band to the
attention of the music media and fans.
their sophomore release, “Sahara”, House of Lords had
considerable radio and video chart success with their cover of Blind
Faith’s “Can't Find My Way Home”. After a tour with Nelson in
1991, the group disbanded, eventually coming back together with a
new lineup (featuring original members Giuffria and Christian) in
1992 with "Demon's Down". With the change in musical
climate at the time, House of Lords went into hibernation until the
original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing the
controversial “Power and the Myth”, an album which featured a
sound leaning more towards progressive hard rock with 70’s rock
influences. After a short European tour, singer James Christian
decided to go back to the trademark arena rock sound of House Of
Lords, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding
member Gregg Giuffria, who opted out right before the release of
“Power and the Myth”. New members Jimi Bell on guitars and B.J.
Zampa on drums supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio
album, “World Upside Down”, a record which caused a real stir in
the hard rock and melodic rock scenes. That album was followed up by
the equally impressive “Come to My Kingdom” in 2008,
"Cartesian Dreams" in 2009, "Big Money" in 2011,
and “Precious Metal” in 2014.
band has toured relentlessly in Europe and the States in support of
their releases and have now become a true staple of the hard rock
scene on both continents. House Of Lords stands for superb hooks and
majestic atmospheres that bring back the memories of their stellar
debut album, monumental guitar riffs and a production to die for.
All these ingredients you will find on “Saint Of The Lost Souls”
which shines from the first second to the last!
Of The Lost Souls” Track Listing:
2. Oceans Divide
3. Hit the Wall
4. Saint of the Lost Souls
5. The Sun Will Never Set Again
6. New Day Breakin’
7. Reign of Fire
9. Art of Letting Go
10. Grains of Sand
11. The Other Option
music video for first single, "Hurt" can be seen here:
Desire was started in 2012 by drummer Ossi Sivula. A couple of years
were spent writing songs and making demos with different musicians
and friends with an aim to create music that could change the world.
Various musicians came and went along the way, but in 2014 things
started to click when they met Jimmy Westerlund (Negative, Sturm und
Drang, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Pitbull, etc.), who has
several platinum and gold albums to his credit as a producer,
guitarist, and songwriter. He had just moved back to Finland after a
stint in Los Angeles and the band hired him to produce some songs.
recording three songs with a new musical direction, they managed to
attract the attention of Serafino Perugino, owner and head of
A&R at Frontiers Music Srl, but, at this point the band needed a
great singer. After trying out some different options, Jimmy
suggested his long time friend Andre Linman from the band Sturm und
Drang (who had sold over 100,000 records and gone platinum and 2x
gold in Finland) who had recently decided to go on hiatus. Andre got
together for a couple of sessions with the guys and after writing a
couple new songs together, the style and sound that was about to
become ONE DESIRE was born. Ossi and Andre asked Jimmy to join the
band in 2016 and this is the album that was born from that
collaboration. Also, not long after this happened, the very talented
Jonas Kuhlberg (Paul Di'Anno, Cain's Offering, MyGrain) was brought
on and he became the last link in the chain.
kickass new lineup perfectly captures the original vision for the
band and continues upon Linman's and Westerlund's successful
legacies. Musically, the band draws musical influences from classic
rock bands like Journey, Toto, and Def Leppard, but also lots of
heavier, more modern bands. “Our sound is very melodic, slightly
pop-ish at times, but still based on a heavy rock sound,” says
singer Andre Linman.
Jimmy brought in the song “Hurt”, the band felt that that they
had taken it to the next level. Andre wrote the beautiful ballad,
“This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins” plus many other songs and
at that time, ONE DESIRE started to find the right direction for
Ossi's rocker, “Do You Believe”. Finally, in mid-2016, the band
felt they finally were musically locked in and had the material to
make an album that they could honestly stand behind and love beyond
a shadow of a doubt.
the album is released we will be touring heavily, so stay tuned for
some shows!” concludes Linman. 2017 will be a fantastic year as
the journey of ONE DESIRE just begins!
3. Love Injection
4. Turn Back Time
5. Falling Apart
6. Straight Through The Heart
7. Whenever I'm Dreaming
8. Do You Believe
9. Buried Alive
10. This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins
Westerlund – guitars
André Linman – lead vocals
Ossi Sivula – drums
Jonas Kuhlberg – bass guitar
Ranger to release new studio album 'Don't Let Up' via Frontiers
Music Srl is proud to announce the release of “Don’t Let Up”,
the new studio album from Night Ranger. “Don’t Let Up” is set
for a March 24th release. The album will be available in both a
standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and
bonus DVD - physical format only).
your first taste of new music from the album, check out
"Somehow Someway" here:
Someway’ is all Night Ranger. It not only captures the spirit of
our live shows but also is the essence of who we are and who we have
been for the last 35 years…a kick ass American rock and roll
band…case closed,” says Jack Blades, bassist and vocalist.
Kelly Keagy, drummer and vocalist, "The song "Somehow
Someway" is an up-tempo rocker with an infectious, big guitar
lick. Take caution while you're driving in your car, you may find
yourself going WAY over the speed limit. Check it out!"
new single, 'Somehow Someway' is a rockin' barnburner up to the
standards of our first single, "Don't Tell Me You Love
Me". This could be a great song to perform live and add to our
setlist....Enjoy!!" encourages guitarist Brad Gillis.
Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80's, while at the same
time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought
their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century
with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.
new album, "Don't Let Up" was self-produced by the band.
“Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living
and breathing rock 'n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night
Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock
and Roll, but I like it,” says Blades of the new album.
adds, “Working on the material for the new album "Don't Let
Up" was a great experience once again. I always look forward to
creating music with Brad, Eric, Kerri, and Jack. I'm really looking
forward to playing some of this material for the fans. It rocks!”
looking forward to the new Night Ranger studio effort 'Don't Let Up'
as it's always a pleasure releasing new material to keep the bands
creative flow. As typical for NR, we have all the elements that made
us popular in the first place, including twin lead vocal tradeoffs
with Jack and Kelly and dual guitar harmonies and solos with my new
partner in crime, Keri Kelli. We've stacked the deck again with up
tempo driving rock songs, mid tempo tunes and a few acoustic ballad
tracks. We're hoping this new album will be added to your existing
Night Ranger catalog!!!" enthuses Gillis.
more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows
performed, and more than 1 billion in radio audience, Night Ranger
has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style
of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted
popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base,
Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished
musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album
status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a
string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7
Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an
impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and
signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister
Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close
Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”,
along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye",
"Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more.
band was also one of the first big "video" bands, with
over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.
the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and
been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture.
Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable
Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks &
Recreation; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video
games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the
Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers,
Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s "Hear The
Truth” brand campaign; and many more!
RANGER is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals),
Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards), and
Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).
Let Up” Track Listing:
2. Running Out Of Time
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday
audio track on Deluxe Edition
DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And
VENDOME, featuring ex-HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske, are
streaming the new song "Light Before The Dark". The song
is the second released so far from the upcoming new release
"Close To The Sun", which is expected on February 24th via
Frontiers Music srl.
Before The Dark" features a guest appearance from Michael
Palace (PALACE, SKYLANDER). Other album guests include: Magnus
Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR) on the song “Falling Star”; Olaf Thorsen
(LABYRINTH, VISION DIVINE) and Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, ANGRA,
ETERNAL IDOL) on the songs “Helen” and “Riding The
Ghost"; Simone Mularoni (DGM) on "Close To The Sun"
and "Across The Times"; Alessandro Del Vecchio on the
songs "Strong" and "Yesterday Is Gone"; Aldo
Lonobile (SECRET SPHERE) on the songs "Distant Skies" and
"Breathing"; and Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING,
ex-SONATA ARCTICA) on "Welcome To The Edge".
MIRRORS Sign With Napalm Records
MIRRORS are a new Garage Rock / Blues Rock gem that enriches the
Napalm Records roster and are Belgium's answer to pretty much every
Rock band out there. BLACK MIRRORS sound encompasses endless amount
of Rock influences, which have been ruling the Rock n’ Roll
universe for decades. If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, NIRVANA
and QOTSA ever had the chance to breed, BLACK MIRRORS would have
been their favourite creation.
band commented on their new home with Napalm Records: “We are
super proud to announce that we signed a record deal with the
high-acclaimed label Napalm Records! We are grateful and proud that
we can work together with such a big record label and that we'll be
on the same roster like bands as John Garcia, ALTER BRIDGE, MONSTER
MAGNET, Brant Bjork among so many others! We are looking forward to
working together with the whole Napalm family and to bring our music
to every corner of the world and to Rock with all of you! See you on
the road soon and stay tuned as we will have some other great news
coming for you!”
not enough of good news from team BLACK MIRRORS as their debut EP
titled "Funky Queen" will be released worldwide on March
3rd via Napalm Records. Check out the stunning EP artwork by mighty
Sebastian Jerke (GREENLEAF, MY SLEEPING KARMA) below.
02. “Kick Out The Jams” (MC5 cover)
03. “The Mess”
04. “Canard Vengeur Masqué”
reveal new album title
metallers WINTERSUN have revealed that their upcoming third
full-length album, coming this year via Nuclear Blast, will be
titled "The Forest Seasons".
right folks, we'll leave you pondering a bit what this name means.
Next week we'll release the album tracklist and everything will
become very clear to you! Promise!”
the new album, the band previously revealed: “This album will be
something new and different, but equally great or perhaps even
better in some ways. Over 53 minutes of solid WINTERSUN material
(with no intro tracks) and with a killer concept!”
personnel statement from John Wetton
am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team,
I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg
of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4.
I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under
which I will not be able to fly.
am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant
sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans,
will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in
good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within Asia, keeping
my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates. While I am
naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be
an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with
Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision
will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long
January 11th. 2017
from Billy Sherwood …
ASIA: I've always loved John Wettons voice, playing and
compositions. His work In King Crimson, UK and Asia and his solo
works continues to be an inspiration to me. I've had the great
fortune to work on many various projects over the years with JW, I
recall saying after one of the sessions "we've worked on so
many tributes, what do you think of creating an original piece of
work"? he replied.... "Let's make my new solo record
together in your studio". It was an amazing time, we had always
done file share sessions before, now it would be in person, for the
1st time, creating new music with one of my all time heroes in
music. We spent 29 days in my studio, and made "raised in
captivity", A record I am very proud of indeed !!!
developed a great relationship over the years and a friendship
that's endured and one I cherish !!
has been fighting cancer and bravely pushing forward to recovery....
Always looking to tomorrow in hope, my thoughts and prayers always
the above said... I'm honored to have been thought of and asked by
John to stand in while he continues the fight. Of course my heart
breaks, understanding the circumstances which have me performing
with Asia. It's a tight knit community in Prog Rock, and Wettons a
giant walking within it !! I shall work very hard to maintain the
integrity and musical standards expected !!
have said YES because I know what Asia means to JW and the guys....
and their dedication to the fans of the band. I'm a fan of the music
hope to represent that unique position on stage with humility, honor
and a deep respect for the music, whilst john recovers and until his
ultimate return !!!
my best, see ya at the show !!!
Wilson of Heart announces 20 date solo tour
announced her 2017 20-date solo tour. The Ann Wilson of Heart
cross-country trek kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at the Moore Theatre
in Wilson's Seattle hometown before moving onto Los Angeles, Denver,
Philadelphia, Englewood, NJ and New Orleans, among other
cities. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, January 13. See
the itinerary below and view the trailer here.
stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of
control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it," says
the esteemed and pioneering Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who's
known for her force-of-nature vocals. "The stage is where
I have always lived; where I've expressed my deepest emotions and
supreme joys." ANN continues: "I suppose I am addicted to
it. I've never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I
sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way."
will fans experience at these shows? "People can expect
the unexpected in 2017," ANN says. "A beautiful, classy
set with an elegant, artistic production...The music will be a mix
of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers,
songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of
on board for the Ann Wilson of Heart tour include Craig Bartock on
guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the
Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on
bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny
Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990's for
two years) from Los Angeles. The name for the upcoming tour,
explains ANN, "is to give people a point of recognition; to
help people understand who I am and where I came from."
Ann Wilson of Heart dates follow the release of Heart's
critically acclaimed 2016 Beautiful Broken album and summer
headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap
Trick, along with Heart solo shows before and after. "Heart is
always evolving, changing," says Ann. "It is a living
organism. Right now it's in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will
see what emerges when the time is right."
for Ann to continue to announce more Ann Wilson of Heart tour dates. Here
is the current itinerary:
was born and raised in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, once home to
some of the country’s largest steel manufacturing and the subject
of Billy Joel’s 1982 hit “Allentown”. The towering Steel
Stacks have become the backdrop for a flourishing music scene, the
of Musikfest, and the beginning of Stefanie’s songwriting journey.
discovered her passion for music and songwriting at a young age. She
got her start by singing her song ideas into her grandfather’s old
cassette recorder. As she dove deeper into songwriting, she learned
to play guitar which took her writing to the next level. She began
to showcase her songs by taking the stage at Lehigh Valley’s
Musikfest, as well as appearing on the tv music series “Steel
Sessions”, and singing the National Anthem at Coca-Cola Stadium.
2011 Stefanie ventured to Nashville and performed at the legendary
Bluebird Café and 12th & Porter. Two years later she traveled
to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to further expand her
life journey. These experiences have led to the collection of songs
from her debut CD.
2015, Stefanie began recording her album with producer Brian J.
Anthony who immediately embraced her vision. Brian helped create a
sonic landscape by mixing bits of rock, pop and country while not
losing the intensity of her voice or deep personal reflection in her
lyrics. The result of these tracks gained the attention of some of
the area’s best-known musicians who all jumped at the opportunity
to be part of this release.
continues to captivate fans of all ages with her love torn lyrics
and catchy hooks. She is ready to take center stage as one of
Pop/Rock’s best up and coming artist.
Vocals - Stefanie Johnson
Acoustic Guitar - Paul Franceschini
Guitar/ Bass/ Drums/ Keyboard - Brian J. Anthony
Guitar - Paul Crook (Meat Loaf), Ken Dubman (Prophet)
Keyboards - Charlie Calv (Shotgun Symphony and Punky Meadows)
Backing Vocals - Hasan Smith, Tonya Price, and Shekinah Glory Kee
1. All I Know
2. Master of Disguise
4. Everything You Need
5. Word Man
6. Hello Love
7. One Life
8. In My Shoes
9. The Second Time Around
10. The Song I Was Meant To Write
11. We Will Fight
date: 24th February 2017
Catalogue Number: ESM300
Autumn's Dream spills the beans on song choices for new album
soon on Escape Music, Last Autumns Dream "In Disguise",
their 13th album. An album showcasing
the band's favourite songs and influences of all time!
Autumn’s Dream is:
Erlandsson: Lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards & guitar
Peter Pac Söderström: Lead and rhythm guitars
Jamie Borger: Drums, percussion and backing vocals
Nalle Påhlsson: Electric bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
Ulf Wahlberg: Keyboards, backing vocals and “The Big Knob” as
If Love Should Go 4:33
Original Artist - Album/Year: Streets - 1St/1983
Peter: This is another favorite with Mike Slamer on guitar. When
City Boy broke up he started Streets with Steve Walsh from Kansas.
This is just a wonderful -80´s rock track with a great chorus and
the kind of guitar work I enjoy! A perfect album starter!
Jet Airliner 4:10
Original Artist – Album/Year: Steve Miller Band - Book Of
Jamie: It´s just a great song that I always wanted to record! When
we tried it out with LAD, it was a keeper right away...So simple -
so damn good!
Working For The Weekend 3:48
Original Artist – Album/Year: Loverboy - Get Lucky/1981
Mikael: Loved this song from the first time I ever heard it. This
song has been a kind of a guide for me when I´m writing songs. All
the dramatic chords and big harmonies are just there - Brilliant
song. Always wanted to perform it.
Wig Wam Bam 3:16
Original Artist – Album/Year: The Sweet - The Sweet/1972
Jamie: The first record (single) I got was Ballroom Blitz (1974)
with The Sweet. I was totally blown away - I knew from that very
moment what I´d do in my life. Wig Wam Bam was also a favorite and
an easy pic for this album.
Slow Down 3:32
Original Artist – Album/Year: John Miles - Stranger In The
Jamie: I borrowed a friend’s vinyl with J M (Rebel from -76) and
loved many of those songs. «Music» was a big hit back then, and I
got all his albums from that day on. «Slow Down» is a killer song
from the follow up album, great groove and just perfect for Mikael
Need A Little Loving 4:06
Original Artist – Album/Year: City Boy - Heads Are Rolling/1980
Peter: I still remember when Jamie came to my house with this album!
«I just had to check out this guitar player», so I did, and Mike
Slamer´s been one of my heroes from that day on. Back then I was
just 14 years old, Jamie 16, but I played that album over and over
till I nailed it. Me and Jamie jammed quite a bit in our younger
years, played in the same bands - and here we are - still doin´ it!
Mikael: Just have to say that the verses in this song sound a little
bit different from the original song - in my opinion – We do them
I´ll Bring The Whole World To Your Door 3:23
Original Artist – Album/Year: Angel - Sinful/1979
Jamie: Me and Nalle always loved Angel, though he was in to the
earlier albums a little more and I liked the later ones - the pop
stuff! This one is from their last studio album, and I just love the
mix of pop-rock-Motown-Abba-Phil Spector-all n´everything-in-one-song!
A great band with a bunch of cool songs!
Just One More Time 5:11
Original Artist – Album/Year: Headpins - Line Of Fire/1983
Jamie: One of my favorite bands! From Canada, never really hit it
off, but man, they got a lot of cool tunes! They opened up for
Whitesnake at Isstadium here in Stockholm 1984, and this song´s
been with me ever since! Great songwriter & guitar player (the
late) Brian MacLeod and singer Darby Mills.
When I Kissed The Teacher 3:21
Original Artist - Album/Year: Abba - Arrival/1976
Ulf: A tribute to ABBA, the most exported Swedish sound ever. Of
course we had to give it a new dress of our own.
Mikael: All of us always liked Abba, tricky pop songs with lots of
It was hard to pick one song from this Swedish band, because they
had so many hits with the girls singing. So we just picked one of
our favorites and did it in a much pleasant style and I think we did
a great job with this one.
All The Way 3:22
Original Artist – Album/Year: Kiss - Hotter Than Hell/1974
Nalle: A friend of mine showed med the riff of this song on his
guitar when we were about 12 years old - and I just thought “Wow -
That´s Fantastic” ! I´m gonna love that band”
Since that day I´ve been a huge KISS fan ! We thought this song
could be suitable for this album with its cool riff and popish
chorus. I got the opportunity to sing it - and I became 12 once
again for a while :-)
Hey You 4:07
Original Artist – Album/Year: Bachman Turner Overdrive - Four
Nalle: My memories from this song are from the discos at school that
were arranged for us young students between the ages of 10-12.
Bachman Turner Overdrive had become a big name in Sweden and had a
few hits. As far as I can remember this was their second one after
“You ain´t seen nothing yet”. This song brings us back to the
good old times when life was pretty easy ! :-)
announce new self titled album set for release 24 February 2017
no time wasted when it comes to one of Canada's most thrilling metal
2016, they unleashed their award winning Stand In The Fire,
their fourth album and first release via their own independent label
Record Breaking Records.
no time kicking off the new year, the shredders are set to return
with their fifth, (self-titled) studio album due out on February 24,
2017 along with tours across the USA and Europe from January till
mid April (dates listed below).
band comments on the upcoming release:
is our no bullshit album. We cut out everything that wasn't
absolutely necessary and kept everything short and to the point. We
pray at the altar of heavy metal everyday, and there are some
musical ideas that persist through time and some that don't. We
focused in on what keeps listeners coming back and got rid of
everything else. You can't climb Mount Everest dragging any useless
shit with you; if you want to make it to the top, only bring with
you what is absolutely necessary:
Lethal Amounts of Shred." .
launched a pre-order campaign with immediate download of their
streaming first single Born To Lose
To Lose, like most of our songs, is about doing what you want in
life. When you are born into this world, there is a lot of you life
that is predetermined. If you choose to change part of your life you
need to go out and live it, not just fantasise about it.
We've always wanted to hear music like ours, so we started a band
and created it. Born to Lose embraces everything we love about
music: speed, nonstop shred, huge vocals, guitars, and drums, and
over the top energy and emotion.
If it doesn't make you want to throw down and party then nothing
Former Glory (3:59)
Pass Me By (3:33)
Born To Lose (3:58)
Cheating Death (0:53)
Shadows In The Light (3:29)
Rock The Night (4:30)
Over The Top (4:38)
Freedom's Call (4:30)
Curse of The Dead (3:49)
forget to check us out on tour!
Jan 20 – Seattle WA @ Highline, WA w/ Spellcaster
Jan 21 – Portland OR @ The High Water Mark w/ Spellcaster
Jan 22 – Eugene OR @ Old Nick’s Pub
Jan 23 – San Francisco CA @ Elbo Room
Jan 24 – Los Angeles CA @ The Complex
Jan 25 – Mesa AZ @ The Rogue Bar,
Jan 27 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall,
Jan 28 – Houston TX @ Eastdown
Jan 29 – New OrleansLA @ Siberia
Jan 31 – JacksonvilleFL @ Jack Rabbits
Feb 01 – Winter Park FL @ Haven Lounge,
Feb 07 – Atlanta GA @ The Earl
Feb 08 – St. Louis MO @ Fubar
Feb 09 – Chicago IL @ Cobra Lounge
Feb 11 – Winnipeg MB @ The Windsor
Feb 20 Hirsch Nuremberg, Germany
Feb 21 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin, Czech Republic
Feb 22 Szene Vienna, Austria
Feb 23 Backstage Munich, Germany
Feb 24 Vox Club Modena, Italy
Feb 25 Orion Rome, Italy
Feb 27 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 28 Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
Mar 01 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Mar 03 Le Moulin Marseille, France
Mar 04 Bikini Barcelona, Spain
Mar 05 La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Mar 06 Custom Sevilla, Spain
Mar 07 Lisboa ao Vivo Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 09 Totem Pamplona, Spain
Mar 10 Barbey Theatre Bordeaux, France
Mar 11 Le Metronum Toulouse, France
Mar 12 Le Ninkaso Kao Lyon, France
Mar 14 La Rodia Besancon, France
Mar 15 L'Austre Canal Nancy, France
Mar 16 Antipode Rennes, France
Mar 17 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
Mar 18 Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 19 Tramshed Cardiff, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Corporation Room 1 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mar 24 The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Limelight 2 Belfast, United Kingdom
Mar 26 The Academy Dublin, Ireland
Mar 28 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Mar 29 Le Splendid Lille, France
Mar 30 X Hereford, Germany
Mar 31 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
Apr 01 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands
Apr 02 Tivoli Pandora Utrecht, Netherlands
Apr 04 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Apr 05 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Germany
Apr 06 Hellraise rLeipzig, Germany
Apr 07 KB Malmö, Sweden
Apr 08 Frimis Salonger Örebro, Sweden
Apr 09 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
Bayley announces brand new album and world tour
Bayley, singer with Iron Maiden 1994-1999, announces his World
Tour schedule to promote a brand new album, the 9th studio record
of his solo career.
home-city Birmingham, England, often celebrated as the birthplace
of metal,Blaze Bayley has completed the recording of his ninth
studio album, aptly titled‘Endure and Survive (Infinite
Entanglement Part II)’. The record is an exciting and
enthralling sequel to his 2016 release ‘Infinite Entanglement’
which was the first of a trilogy of releases following a sci-fi
concept and storyline.
and Survive’ is set for release on 3rd March 2017 via Blaze
Bayley Recording and will be accompanied by a world tour totalling
some 120 shows. The European leg of the tour takes place
principally between February and June 2017. After a small number
of summer shows, Blaze will then go to the United States and
Canada during August-September. It’s also planned to take the
tour to Latin America in 2018.
this world tour, Blaze will be backed by his main recording and
touring musicians, picked from British metal band Absolva and
including Chris Appleton (guitar, backing vocals), Martin McNee
(drums), Karl Schramm (bass, backing vocals).
addition to the established band members as above from Absolva,
‘Endure and Survive’ also contains a talented array of
collaborators; Luke Appleton (Iced Earth / Absolva) – backing
vocals, Michelle Sciarrotta – nylon acoustic, backing vocals,
voice actor, Jo Robinson – backing vocals, Mel Adams – backing
vocals, Liz Owen – backing vocals, Thomas Zwijsen – nylon
acoustic,Anne Bakker – violin, backing vocals, Corvin Bahn (Uli
Jon Roth) – accordion, Aine Brewer – voice actor, Rob Toogood
– voice actor, backing vocals.
spectacular album artwork has been completed by Andreas Sandberg,
with additional images from Christopher Steenstrup who is also
working on a Blaze Bayley video game.
album was recorded between October and December 2016 at Robannas
Studios, Birmingham, produced by Blaze Bayley and Chris Appleton,
mixed and engineered by Miguel Seco, mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron
Maiden, Tank, Phil Campbell). As with the previous record the
song-writing has been a collaboration between Blaze, Chris
Appleton and Michelle Sciarrotta.
and Survive’ track listing
1. Endure and Survive
2. Escape Velocity
4. Eating Lies
6. Dawn of the Dead Son
8. Fight Back
9. The World Is Turning the Wrong Way
10. Together We Can Move the Sun
first single from the new album will be available early in
February, together with a music video.
embarks on a massive World tour to promote the new album soon with
the European dates announced today
11TH MT, Gzira, The Orpheum
18TH UK, Ballymena, Diamond Rock
1st UK, Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
2nd UK, Newcastle, Trillians
3rd UK, Grimsby, Yardbirds Rock Club
4th UK, Manchester, Sound Control
5th UK, Birmingham, Roadhouse
9th UK, Cardiff, Fuel
10th BE, Verviers, Spirit of 66
11th FR, Paris, Le Petit Bain
12th BE, Deinze, Café Elpee
18th FR, Luynes, Le Korigan
19th ES, Barcelona, Salamandra 2
21st ES, Oviedo, Franelrock
22nd ES, Madrid, Club Moby Dick
23rd ES, Lleida, Café Del Teatre
24th ES, Valencia, Sala Fussion
25th ES, Irun, Tunk
26th ES, Zaragoza, King Kong
30th IT, Vercelli, Officine Sonore
31st CH, Saint-Maurice, Manoir Pub
1st FR, Nancy (Pagney D-B), Chez Paulette
2nd UK, Edinburgh, Corn Exchange, Heavy Scotland festival
7th FR, Grenoble, L’Amperage
8th FR, Clermont-Ferrand (Mozac), Salle De L’Arlequin
9th DE, Renchen, Come Inn
13th DE, Krefeld, Kulturampe
14th NL, Leiden, Gebr De Nobel
15th DE, Grossefehn, Schlappohr Rockkneipe
16th NL, Helmond, Muziekcafe
20th DE, Hamburg, Bambi Galore
21st DE, Siegen, Vortex
22nd DE, Balingen, Sonnenkeller
23rd DE, Konstanz Rockbar
26th SI, Ljublijana, Orto Bar
27th AT, Vienna, Viper Room
28th SK, Bratislava, Rock Café
29th CZ, Brno, Melodka
30th Czech, Pilsen, Serikovka
4th PL, Wroclaw, Liverpool Klub
5th PL, Tychy, Underground
6th PL, Stalowa Wola, Labirynt Club
7th PL, Olsztyn, Nowy Andergrant
9th LT, Kaunas, Klubas Lemmy
10th LV, Riga, Nabaklab
11th EE, Tallinn, The Tapper
12th FI, Helsinki, On The Rocks
13th FI, Mikkeli, Kulttuuritalo Tempo
14th FI, Tampere, Jack The Rooster
19th FI, Lappeenranta, Mobar
20th FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi
21st FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (acoustic)
24th SE, Strangnas, Garage
26th NO, Fosser, Oak Metal Club
27th SE, Falkenberg, Downtown
28th RS, Belgrade, Club Fest
29th BA, Sarajevo, Cinemas Sloga
30th BA, Mostar, OKC Abrasevic
Reed Network talk about music video for new single 'Champion'
coincide with their UK & European tour, Dan Reed Network talk
about the concept behind music video for their sublime and
exhilarating new single, ‘Champion’ - http://bit.ly/2jcSqEb
deals with the concept that we are what we eat, not just our
physical health but our soul’s well-being," says Dan Reed.
"It's about surrounding ourselves with people that feed our
dreams, support and push us to be more creative, more alive, and
to enjoy the ride.”
video portrays the intensity in the eyes of people from every walk
of life. Having the band performing in front of the rear projected
screens was to immerse those of us who wrote and will be
performing this song live to visually state we all live in this
bubble of light where every person we meet brings new insights,
lessons, strength, and if we’re lucky, wisdom."
promised, we are ready to reveal the name of our new drummer!
are super thrilled to announce our immediate collaboration with
is coming from Munich. Well, as you can guess, we have a lot of
affinity for drummers coming from that town... To be honest, we
just want to be invited regularly to beer gardens! It was nothing
but a strategic move.
let's be serious...
is an incredible musician who impressed us by his technique and
personality. This is for sure a guy with whom we'll spend a lot
of great time on tour. Manu is a dedicated and committed
professional, passionate about metal and always ready to have a
now 28 and started playing drums at the age of 2! He played for
bands like Emil Bulls, GWLT, The Bellerophon Project, Farewell
To Arms, toured all around Europe and played in almost every
German metal festival.
can't wait to start playing live with him. Manu will enter the
studio in January to record drums for our next production. No
need to say that it will sound awesome!
have now our 5 band members, Giacomo, Roby, Alex S., Alessandro
and Manu, ready to make some noise in 2017! We feel more
determined than ever to deliver the best music to our fans and
celebrate our new chapter together.
Music Srl to release the new Michael Bolton album in 2017
February 10, 2017, Frontiers will release the new Michael Bolton
album, "Songs Of Cinema"!
York, NY (December 20, 2016) – Michael Bolton to release his
27th album, Songs of Cinema a tribute to beloved songs from the
world’s most iconic films on Febuarary 10, 2017 on the Frontiers
Music Sri Label.
always been a huge fan of the movies, says Bolton.” “I love
all the classics from Casablanca to The Wizard of Oz.” Most are
familiar with Bolton’s feature in The Lonely Island
Emmy-nominated viral video Jack Sparrow, but the ballad version
created for this album will be a pleasant surprise.
has a track record of stepping up to render his own versions of
classics, like Grammy-winning hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,”
presented here with yet a new interpretation. As a singer, he has
a unique passion and gift for exploring new repertoires, from rock
and pop to R&B. And as a true artist, he always keeps pushing
the boundaries across genres.
recently announced Bolton’s first special with the network
"Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special"
(premiering February 7, 2017) directed by Akiva Schaffer (The
Lonely Island) and Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!), follows
Michael Bolton as he creates a sexy variety special that serves
one very important purpose: to get people in the mood to make
love. In the midst of the special’s absurdist adventures, Bolton
performs an array of love songs made up of both classic hits and
all-new original love-making music. Special guests joining Bolton
include Andy Samberg, Casey Wilson, Chris Parnell, Eric Andre,
Jorma Taccone, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Michael Sheen, Randall
Park and Sarah Silverman. Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy
Valentine’s Day Special is executive-produced by Michael Bolton,
Christina Kline, David Jargowsky, Scott Aukerman and Akiva
Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and
Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million records
worldwide. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael
won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four
times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP
Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards,
and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. To
date, Michael has had 8 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9
Listing For Songs Of Cinema:
1. When a Man Loves a Woman
from…When a Man Loves a Woman
2. Stand By Me
from… Stand By Me
3. I’ve Got a Woman
4. I Will Always Love You (feat Dolly Parton)
from… The Body Guard
5. Old Time Rock and Roll
from… Risky Business
6. I Heard it Through the Grapevine
from… The Big Chill
from… Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special
8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
from… The Wizard of Oz
9. As Time Goes By
10. Jack Sparrow (ballad)
from… The Lonely Island SNL digital video short
Of Power due out on Pride & Joy Music on 24 February 2017
melodic/progressive metal band STAMINA is the brainchild of
guitarist, songwriter and producer Luca Sellitto. Since the
beginning, the band’s aim has been to create a personal style of
music, combining a wide range of influences ranging from melodic
power metal to progressive rock, to hard-rock and fusion.
During the years the band has released three full-length albums
feat. many guest musicians including Henrik Brockmann (ex Royal
Hunt, Evil Masquerade), Kenny Lubcke (ex Narita, André Andersen,
backing vocalist of Royal Hunt), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen,
John Norum, Brazen Abbot, etc.) and Nils Molin (Dynazty).
In April/May 2012, STAMINA embarked on their first European Tour,
including shows in Germany, Austria, Holland, Spain and north of
Italy. During the second leg of the tour the band had the
opportunity to open for Danish rock quintet Royal Hunt in honor of
their 20th anniversary world tour.
Today, STAMINA consists of Alessandro Granato - vocals, Luca
Sellitto - guitars, Andrea Barone - Keyboards and Mario "Uryo"
Urciuoli - bass plus the additional musicians, Andrea Stipa -
drums; Jacopo DiDomenico - backing vocals; Donata Greco - flute;
Giulia Silveri - cello. Band leader Luca Sellitto says: "Our
new studio effort, ‘System of Power’ is the most mature
release from us up until now, displaying a slightly more
aggressive approach, an even increased level of technical
proficiency and a wider sonic spectrum than ever before.”
STAMINA’s fourth album “System Of Power”, will be released
on German label Pride & Joy Music on February 24th, 2017 and
is tailor made for fans of Melodic Prog Metal in general, in the
vein of early Symphony X, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Dream
Theater, Royal Hunt, Angra and many more.
Discography: Permanent Damage (2007), Two Of A Kind (2010),
Perseverance (2014), System Of Power (2017)
the Rock Vault will perform Saturday to Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
beginning on Saturday, March 11. Tickets start at $69 (plus
applicable taxes and service fees) and are on sale now at the
Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online
A Rock Star Package upgrade is available for $100 and includes a
show program, a meet and greet and photo opportunity with the
rock stars prior to the show.
the Rock Vault brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life,
featuring classic anthems by the biggest acts in music including
The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led
Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen,
Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar,
Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp and
the Rock Vault was voted as readers’ choice for “Best
Musical” (2014, 2015) and “Best Tribute Show” (2016) in
Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards and has
consistently been ranked the No. 1 performance in Las Vegas on
TripAdvisor. Raiding the Rock Vault tells the story of classic
rock from the 1960s to the 1980s and is performed by members of
some of the greatest rock bands in history.
show’s rotating all-star lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame member Howard
Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Robin
McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Doug
Aldrich [Guitar] (Whitesnake, Dio), Paul
Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay
Schellen [Drums] (Asia, Badfinger), Andrew
Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (The Offspring, Last in
Line, Lynchmob), Michael
T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), Hugh
McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi), Tracii
Guns [Guitar] (Gun’s N’ Roses, L.A. Guns), Mark
Boals [Lead Vocals] (Dokken, Yngwie J. Malmsteen), Phil
Soussan [Bass] (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol), Blas
Elias [Drums] (Slaughter), Rowan
Robertson [Lead Guitar] (Dio, Lynch Mob), Cian
Coey [Lead Vocals] (Meat Loaf, We Will Rock You, Dweezil
Arce [Lead Vocals] (O, Fantasy), Christian Brady [Lead
Guitar] (Hellyeah) and Z
MaddoX [Lead Guitar] (Rock of Ages).
Empire to Pride & Joy Music
(+3) to be released on Pride
& Joy Music on 24 February 2017.
is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty,
ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional
albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases,
Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.
The history of EMPIRE began in the year 2001 with the release of
the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the
American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King
(ex Nightmare) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by
Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath
etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex
Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple).
Rolf Munkes produced „Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled
by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.).
Only one year later, “Trading Souls”, the band’s second
album came out on Lion Music. The CD once again was produced by
Munkes with the mix being handled by Kaufmann. On this release,
singer extraordinare Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) replaced King
and Martin on the vocal spot.
Tony Martin also sang on the – up until now – most successful
CD from EMPIRE, “The Rave Ride”, which was released in 2006 on
German label Metal Heaven. Besides of Munkes, who, for the first
also produced and mixed this release himself at his own
Empire Studios in Bensheim, Germany, Neil Murray took again care
of the bass work whilst the drums this time were handled by
ex-Rage/ex-Axxis drummer André Hilgers.
In 2007, the so far last album of EMPIRE saw the light of day.
“Chasing Shadows” was once again released on Metal Heaven and
the first record feat. former Rainbow singer Doogie White in the
line-up. Mike Terrana (ex Rage, ex Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja Turunen)
joined the group on drums.
In 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music will re-issue all four
releases in a revised version. First up will be “Hypnotica”
which will be released on February 24th, 2017 and include the
three bonus tracks „Take A Look Around“, „Dogtown Shuffle“
and „Spread My Wings“ (acoustic version). One other album will
follow every three months.
Music Srl unleashes Frontiers Rock Festival
the huge success of the first three editions, Frontiers Records is
pleased to announce the FOURTH EDITION of the Frontiers
Rock Festival, a two day event which will take place again at
the LIVE MUSIC
CLUB in Trezzo sull'Adda (Milan), Italy on April 29 and
the anticipation that began in early December when we teased the
coming announcement of the line-up, we are now pleased to present
the full lineup which will appear on the Trezzo stage! It includes
the very best of the international melodic and hard rock scenes
and a few surprises!
international acts, 14 bands coming from all over the world that
will make many melodic and hard rock fans' dreams come true...
prices are 59.00 EURO for the single day and 99.00 EURO for the
whole two day event!
band YES inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
they can! YES will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
for the Class of 2017, it was announced this morning. The
induction, following two previous
nominations, will occur one year shy of the legendary progressive
rock band’s 50th anniversary.
an honor this is for us and all involved with the history of this
band,” shares guitarist Steve Howe. “We thank all the Yes fans
who have been so passionate over the decades, and helped us to
keep the flag flying. It is the fans who have constantly demanded
our inclusion. They have been heard.”
look forward to accepting this esteemed award next spring in honor
of our fallen brother, Chris Squire, who would have been delighted
to see his musical vision finally receive such recognition,”
adds drummer Alan White. “We thank everyone who voted for YES.
We’ll see you soon, Cleveland!”
members of YES who will officially be inducted into the Rock Hall
are the ‘UNION‘ tour line-up: current members White and Howe,
the band’s late bassist and founding member Chris Squire, and
former members Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony
Kaye (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin
was like my first girlfriend, to whom I was hopelessly
committed,” says Bruford. “Despite a couple of wrinkles, I’m
glad to hear the old girl is in fine shape.”
confirms, “I am honored to be included in YES’ induction. I am
delighted for my friends in the band, and I salute Chris, without
whom it would never have happened. Chris would have been so very
addition to Steve Howe and Alan White, YES’ current line-up
includes Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon
Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards
in the 1990s and Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award
winning recording artists YES have created some of the most
important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic
pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen
All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship
Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile,
Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going
For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum,
double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold
over 50 million records total in its career that has so far
spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential,
ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES
continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans
and music lovers around the world.
vocalist TOMMY HEART is pleased to announce his solo album will
see the release on Dec 21.
new album is set to release only in Japan (at this stage) and is
titled “Spirit Of Time”.
on the album are:
Torsten Luederwaldt (Fair Warning, Dreamtide)
Andy Malecek (Fair Warning, Last Autumn´s Dream)
Helge Engelke (Fair Warning, Dreamtide)
Alex Strauch (She´s China)
Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia, At Vance)
Remm, Frank Kretschmer, Paul Bonin, Louis Sesto, J.Meyer,
J.Ell, R. Delin, J. Meyer, S. Mosson, D.Elmo, E. Gotthardt,
L. Sundin, K. Bach, J. Reingold, Hal Marabel, Fred Zahl, AC Heart,
Mitch Keller, Sabine Manke.
1982, the spark to Tommy Heart’s remarkable singing career was
ignited while playing in a West-Berlin school band. It was his
very first attempt trying to escape the ghetto in Gropiusstadt
(part of Berlin) and establish an existence away from difficult
youth was affected by the typical troubles of life such as
delinquency, drug abuse, violence and the laws of the street.
first real chance was given to him in 1988 when he signed his
first contract with the renowned Heavy Metal label Noise Records
– his band at that time: V2. When V2 blasted off with their
first self-titled album, they soon found themselves supporting
German hotshots and label mates Helloween who were at the
commercial peak of their career having just released their hugely
successful effort “Keeper Of The Seven Keys II”. Still on tour
in Europe, Tommy was invited by legendary guitarist Zeno Roth and
his band Zeno to put his vocal prowess to the test.
label Geffen Records – home to many unforgotten rock heroes such
as Elton John, Cher, Michael Bolton, Aerosmith, Nirvana or Guns
N’ Roses – offered a future-proof collaboration.
liaison led to a great deal of showcases and brought the band in
touch with American manager Tom Zutaut being personally
responsible for the success of bands like Mötley Crüe, Guns N’
Roses and Tesla. Then in 1989, Zeno Roth surprisingly decided to
back down from music business.
the same year Tommy and the rest of Zeno’s band, Ule W. Ritgen
and CC Behrens, laid the foundation for the exceptional Fair
Warning. After recording a couple of demos the band received many
offers from major labels and eventually opted for WEA. In 1992 the
self-titled debut made quite an impact on the Japanese market
which resulted in outstanding sales figures. The band even was
invited to tour the land of the rising sun; something rather
unusual for a newcomer band and, after all was awarded the
„Brightest Hope Award 1992“ by the readers of Japanese metal
1993 Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth – one of the world’s
most influential six-stringers – worked on a performance of the
„Symphonic Rock For Europe“ concert. Roth accompanied the
Symphonic Orchestra Brussels on guitar interpreting various
classical pieces. For the concert that was eventually aired by
WDR-Rockpalast, Tommy took over the role of the lead vocalist from
Cream icon and frontman Jack Bruce at short notice. This
collaboration later continued in form of the 1995 epic “Sky Of
Avalon” and was welcomed by media and fans alike. Moreover,
Tommy participated in a singing contest organized by Gillette. He
was finally chosen from 300 contestants to sing their theme song
„Gillette – für das Beste im Mann“. Thanks to Tommy’s
distinctive and unmistakable voice, sales figures skyrocketed.
Nonetheless, Tommy stayed true to himself as he knew that an even
bigger success was to follow: the second Fair Warning album
“Rainmaker” sold 65.000 units solely on the day of release and
went straight up the charts.
weeks later the boys from Hanover received a gold award –
another successful tour followed shortly after. The 1997 follow-up
“Go!” again went gold and won the poll for “Album Of The
Year”. In Europe the band played live with big names such as
Status Quo, C.C.R. or Saga and continued to expand their fanbase.
In 1998 the amazingly executed live album “Live & More”
was issued and the band once again toured Asia – an exceptional
event in which Tommy again proved that he belonged to the ranks of
the top singers and performers – just listen to the middle part
of Fair Warning’s live classic “Don’t Give Up” which is
sung without any musical accompaniment.
for their hard hitting live shows and dirty, boogie punk
swagger, Junkyard's first album for Acetate Records is in
the works and will be released in early 2017. In the meantime, you
can check out their 2015 single “Faded”.
are proud to announce the recording of their yet untitled next
album to be released in the year of 2017. Following the release of
their previous critically acclaimed album, Tearing Down The Walls,
the band have been touring all over the world gaining the
reputation of one of the best live acts out there.
H.E.A.T have been focusing on writing new songs for more than a
year and now they are ready to hit the studio once again. This
time they will be recording the album in Thailand together with
producer Tobias Lindell (Europe, Hardcore Superstar, Avatar etc)
who also produced Address The Nation and Tearing Down The Walls.
“Fina-fucking-lly… I can’t wait to record this album and
spend some time with my dysfunctional family in Thailand. Tobias
is our sixth family member and will - as usual - take on the role
as our caretaker…. Jokes aside - I’m very positive about the
new material and I think we sound better than ever”. - Erik Grönwall
H.E.A.T will start recording the album in March 2017.
Release date to be announced later next year
Priest to reissue 10th studio album 'Turbo' - February 2017
metal legends Judas
Priest announce the
reissue of their 10th studio album, Turbo. The
album has been remastered and will be released via Sony Music on February
3rd, 2017 on 3 CD (the original album and 2 bonus discs) as
well as 1 LP 150g vinyl.
released in 1986, Turbo features all the hallmarks of
classic Priest on tracks such as 'Turbo Lover', 'Parental
Guidance' and 'Locked In'. Included
on disc 2 and 3 of the CD reissue is, previously unreleased, 'Live
in Kansas City', a live recording from the band's 1986 'Fuel
For Life' tour in support of 'Turbo'.
band add "The 80's is considered to have been the best
decade for heavy metal – Judas Priest roared through it and at the
half way point went into unchartered territory with 'Turbo'
". Always believing that metal should have no boundaries,
Priest challenged themselves taking on board new technical
inventions to create fresh ideas and push their sound forward.
The combined songs show another side of Priest's range of creativity
that captures a theme and energy infused with the over the top
sensibilities of that era. The 'Fuel For Life' tour certainly
encapsulated the decadence of the times! 'Turbo' remastered and
accompanied by a pedal to the metal live recording from Kansas
reveals Priest on high octane – Raising fists and devil horns to
the next level.
ONE – TURBO: REMASTERED
You All Around The World
In The Cold
Nights, Hot & Crazy Days
TWO – LIVE AT THE KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY
In the Cold
Out To The Highway
Heads Are Gonna Roll
You All Around The World
THREE- LIVE AT THE KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY
Green Manalishi (With The Two - Pronged Crown)