Remastered Greatest Hits Collection Featuring Three Brand New Tracks To Be Released On Legacy Recordings.

40 Trips Around The Sun World Tour Begins In Europe On February 11, 2018.


Los Angeles, CA --- TOTO is pleased to announce a February 9th worldwide release date on Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music) for their brand new Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun. The 17 track album features three previously unreleased recordings: “Spanish Sea” “Alone” and “Struck By Lightning” alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team. The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on this release.


While going through the Sony vaults, the band uncovered several unfinished tracks that featured both Jeff and Mike Porcaro, one of which is now “Spanish Sea.” “This track is originally from the Isolation sessions,” Steve Lukather commented. “It’s one that didn't make it and we had to re-write it including creating a new chorus. Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet... Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one. It’s classic Toto with an excellent solo and I kept my old 1985 melody solo Dave wanted me to do... Old meets new but since legendary pal Al Schmitt cut the tracks and Bob Clearmountain sounds like it was done 2 weeks ago not 30 + years ago!”


All fans who pre-order the album beginning today will receive “Alone” as an instant grat track. “Alone is a brand new song,” Lukather remarked. “This one was written with just the four of us really writing together and no one else in the room with us. We wanted to start with an ‘up’ song in terms of groove for the album. The lyric is darker but we are older guys now ands have lived life. The good, bad and ugly... we have lived it all and in the end we are all alone anyway. Proud of this piece and it just sort of organically happened.” Fans can pre-order the album here:


Listen to "Alone" here:


The third new track on 40 Trips Around The Sun: “Struck By Lightning” began with David Paich. “I had the opening riff in my head for months,” Paich said. “Joe and the guys helped flesh this one out. I love the heavy arrangement and Luke’s solo on it is an all time great!”


Beginning on February 11th in Helsinki, the band will begin the first leg of their worldwide 40 Trips Around The Sun tour in support of their 40th anniversary. 36 shows in Europe have been announced to date. The tour will be the band’s most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018. More shows will be announced shortly.



Spanish Sea
I'll Supply The Love
I'll Be Over You
Stranger In Town
Struck By Lightning
Afraid Of Love
I Won't Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Hold The Line
George Porgy


Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the signing of CoreLeoni

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the signing of CoreLeoni, who will release a very special album in February 2018. 


Who is CoreLeoni you ask? It is a project founded by none other than GOTTHARD guitarist and founder Leo Leoni to pay a very personal tribute to his ROCK & ROLL past!

In Leo's words, "On the 25th anniversary of the release of the first GOTTHARD album, I wanted to pay tribute to songs like: DOWNTOWN, FIREDANCE, HIGHER, HERE COMES THE HEAT, IN THE NAME, RIDE ON…., LET IT BE, and ALL I CARE 4. Songs that with Gotthard we have kind of left aside. We've re-recorded, refreshed, and "re-brushed" them in a respectful way. These songs are very dear to me and they are part of a period that will remain forever with me."

Joining CoreLeoni on this release:

Ronnie Romero (Lords Of Black, Rainbow): vocals
Hena Habegger : drums
Jgor Gianola : guitar
Mila Merker : bass

Leo Leoni dusted these songs off and brough a new life to these overlooked masterpieces from his past. The album will also include a new song, "Walk On Water", which will be released in December.

"This CoreLeoni project made me feel so many emotions and memories, filling my heart with joy. I hope hearing these new versions gives all the Gotthard fans, especially the ones who knew and loved the band in the early days, the same great emotions that it has brought to me," concludes Leo.

The band will also appear live in Switzerland for the following shows:

21.12. Temus, Agno
22.12. Musigburg, Aarburg 
23.12. Harley Heaven, Dietikon
30.12. Piazza, Lugano – Radiofestival

Stay tuned for more news and more shows!


CHRIS BAY - Solo album from the FREEDOM CALL singer/guitar player coming in February 2018

CHRIS BAY - Solo album from the FREEDOM CALL singer/guitar player coming in February 2018 - First single out December 1.


It's a well-known predicament that the Freedom Call founder and frontman shares with many other composers: occasionally, his wealth of inspiration goes beyond the stylistic and thematic scope of his own band. 'I permanently write songs and am constantly working on ideas in the studio,' he explains. 'That's why I've collected a whole lot of tracks over the years that on the one hand don't really suit Freedom Call and on the other are just too good to gather dust in my archive.' The solution to his 'luxury' problem: 23 February 2018 will see the release of Chris Bay's first solo album Chasing The Sun on Steamhammer/SPV, committing himself in his very own, unmistakable way to the music that has inspired him since the very early days of his career. And although the songs on the album were created over a long period of time, Bay produced the whole material in spring 2017 at his own studio.


Which must be one of the reasons why Chasing The Sun – despite the diversity of the individual tracks – sounds all of a piece. Alongside a numbeer of rock songs in characteristic Chris Bay style, he has skilfully blended in modern sound elements on the opening track ´Flying Hearts`, added Wurlitzer piano touches, which bring to mind the currently trendy 1970s, on ´Hollywood Dancer` and risked a song with a slow shuffle groove, a consciously dark atmosphere and an avant-garde flair in ´Where Waters Flow In Heaven`.


In stark contrast to this is the first single release 'Radio Starlight' with its obvious airplay potential, which will be released digitally on 01 December 2017 and to which there will be also a video clip, which triggers with tantalizing images wanderlust and will definitely makes you hungry for more. This title once again underscores the boundless ease with which Chris Bay moves in his world of music. As the album title "Chasing the Sun" already suggests, Chris Bay casually processed the desires and wishes that probably each of us holds in this dark season.. sun, freedom, warmth and harmony ... a "summer hit" in winter, a matter of interpretation.


Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce that up and coming UK rockers TOSELAND have joined the Frontiers' family! 

"Myself and the band are so excited and proud to have been recognized by one of the world's leading rock labels. We know having a label as respected as Frontiers behind us makes a massive difference in our continued development. We are looking forward to working with Frontiers on our 3rd studio album, which we hope will be released in the autumn of 2018. I want to thank everyone that has supported us from the start in 2013 until now. Your loyal support has helped us get recognition from such an established label. We will do our very best to keep producing music that we and our fans are proud of and with this support it looks like we can do this for many years to come!" - James Toseland


It has been a quite exciting few years for Toseland. Formed five years ago by James Toseland, they have steadily and convincingly grown into one of the leaders of the new breed of classic rock acts that are taking the UK by storm.


An enthusiastic fanbase combined with strong support from Planet Rock Radio, brought the band's debut album "Renegade" (produced by Wayward Sons and ex-Little Angels frontman Toby Jepson) crashing onto the UK album charts in 2013. The band set out on what would be the first of many UK tours and hasn't looked back since.


Second album, "Cradle The Rage", followed in 2016 with a more fully developed sound. While the live following grew and grew in the UK, the band also set their sights on European audiences. Appearing as special guests on tours with respected international tour acts like Black Stone Cherry, Deep Purple, The Winery Dogs, and Michael Monroe brought the band a whole slew of new believers. Regular festival appearances at the likes of Download Festival, Ramblin' Man Fair, Steelhouse, Planet Rockstock, Hard Rock Hell, Isle Of Wight, Graspop Metal Meeting, Winter Storm, and a headline slot at Planet Rock's inaugural Winter's End have also further elevated the band's status as an incredible live act.


2017 saw a new version of the song "We'll Stop At Nothing", featuring a community choir, adopted as the anthem for the Special Olympics National Games, culminating in a wonderful performance at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stadium.


November 2017 sees the band embarking on a short UK tour, incorporating the Hard Rock Hell festival and a London show as special guests to the Von Hertzen Brothers alongside four headline shows of their own. They then head to the studio to work on album #3, stopping only to play a sold out show in London with Australian legend Jimmy Barnes on December 13th. In March 2018, the band will play a full UK tour as special guests to SKID ROW.


Expect new music in fall 2018. The Toseland story continues to grow apace...




MAGNUM To Release New album Lost On The Road To Eternity in January 2018

20th studio recording out on 19 January 2018.  Duet with guest vocalist Tobias Sammet on the title song



The release of their latest album Lost On The Road To Eternity sees British hard rock band Magnum celebrate a very special anniversary on 19 January 2018. It will be the 20th studio recording by the group surrounding founder members Bob Catley (vocals) and Tony Clarkin (guitar) since their 1978 debut Kingdom Of Madness. At the same time, Clarkin, Catley and bassist Al Barrow are set to introduce their current line-up featuring new additions Rick Benton (keyboards) and Lee Morris (drums). Benton joined the Magnum camp in December 2016 to replace long-standing member Mark Stanway, while Morris took over from Harry James only a few months ago.



Lost On The Road To Eternity contains eleven new songs, among them the first single release ´Without Love` and a duet by Catley and Tobias Sammet on the title track, a kind of artistic thank you by the Edguy /Avantasia frontman in appreciation of Catley's guest stint on a number of Sammet's releases.



The release will once again be complemented by Rodney Matthews' atmospheric cover artwork as well as a total of four live bonus tracks on the CD digipak version (´Sacred Blood – Divine Lies`, ´Crazy Old Mothers`, ´Your Dreams WWon`t Die` & ´Twelve Men Wise And Just`) recorded at Magnum's 2017 performance at the Leyendas Del Rock festival in Alicante, Spain.



Lost On The Road To Eternity has been scheduled for release by Steamhammer/SPV on 19 January 2018 as digipak version incl. bonus live disc, 2LP coloured version, download and stream.





CD 1

1. Peaches and Cream 4:54
2. Show Me Your Hands 5:45
3. Storm Baby 6:13
4. Welcome to the Cosmic Cabaret 8:08
5. Lost on the Road to Eternity 5:54
6. Without Love 5:55
7. Tell Me What You've Got to Say 6:27
8. Ya Wanna Be Someone 5:56
9. Forbidden Masquerade 5:02
10.Glory to Ashes 5:35
11. King of the World 7:04


CD 2 (Bonus Live Disc)

1. Sacred Blood Divine Lies  6:48
2. Crazy Old Mothers 5:35
3. Your Dreams Won't Die 5:56
4. Twelve Men Wise And Just  6:21



Magnum are scheduled to embark on a major European tour from January to April 2018:





26.01.18 GB-Minehead - Giants Of Rock

20.02.18 GB-Bristol - Trinity
21.02.18 GB-Cardiff - Tramshed
23.02.18 GB-Holmfirth - Picturedome
24.02.18 GB-Manchester - Academy 2
25.02.18 GB-Hull - Welly
26.02.18 GB-Aberdeen - Garage
27.02.18 GB-Glasgow - Garage

01.03.18 GB-Belfast - Limelight
02.03.18 GB-Birmingham - Town Hall
04.03.18 GB-Preston - Guildhall
05.03.18 GB-Nottingham - Rock City
07.03.18 GB-Leamington - Assembly
08.03.18 GB-Cambridge - Junction
09.03.18 GB-London - Islington Assembly Hall
11.03.18 GB-Southampton - Engine Room
12.03.18 GB-Brighton - Old Market
14.03.18 NL-Leiden - Gebr de Nobel
16.03.18 SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
17.03.18 NO-Oslo - John Dee
18.03.18 SE-Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
19.03.18 SE-Malmoe - KB
21.03.18 D-Munich - Ampere
23.03.18 D-Nuremberg - Der Hirsch
24.03.18 D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
25.03.18 D-Berlin - Columbia Theater
27.03.18 D-Bonn - Harmonie
28.03.18 D-Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
29.03.18 D-Freiburg - Jazzhaus
31.03.18 D-Wuppertal - Live Club Barmen

01.04.18 NL-Uden - De Pul
03.04.18 D-Leipzig - Werk 2
04.04.18 D-Hamburg - Fabrik
05.04.18 D-Bremen - Aladin
07.04.18 D-Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
08.04.18 PL-Bydgoszcz - Klub Kuzinia
10.04.18 CZ-Prague - Nova Chemelnice
11.04.18 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
12.04.18 CH-Pratteln - Z7
13.04.18 I-Milano - Legend
15.04.18 E-Barcelona - Bikini
16.04.18 E-Madrid - But



DOWN 'N OUTZ TO RELEASE New LIVE Album: "The Further Live Adventures Of...." in December

Down 'n' Outz are pleased to announce the release of a brand new live album "The Further Live Adventures Of ..." on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl. The live album, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue their previous records "My Re-Generation" and "The Further Adventures Of ..." on CD, LP and Digital.


The Down 'N' Outz is the project founded and fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Raw Glory. The band pays tribute to rock legends Mott The Hoople and was established from the most unusual of circumstances ... in the words of Joe Elliott:  "When Mott The Hoople announced they were reforming for a week's worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon I was asked that I participate in some capacity. They've always been my favourite band and it's nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due."


"But, what was I to do? It was suggested to me that the Quireboys would be up for offering their services. This was perfect! A fan since their first album, I loved the idea of working with a band as enthusiastic to do this as I was. I decided that the thing to do was play some songs that like-minded people thought they would never hear live again, if ever, songs by spin offs of Mott the Hoople - songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Songs that are close to my heart, songs that I've played every week for the best part of 35 years on record, cassette, CD, iPod and now live."


The Down 'N Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of their legendary 2009 reformation shows at Hammersmith Odeon. Following a rapturous reception, the one night project took on a life and energy of its own and an album project was born.



The band then decided to record an album, "My Re-Generation" produced by Elliott and Ronan McHugh (Def Leppard), which was recorded in Elliott's personal studio with basic tracking done at Moor Hall studio Bedfordshire by engineer Chris Corney. The album featured entirely covers of songs by artists related to Mott the Hoople, such as Mott, British Lions and Ian Hunter.



The band made an appearance at the 2010 High Voltage Festival in the UK, launched their own branded beer, and also announced it would be performing with Paul Rodgers in April 2011 as the opening act on the latter's UK tour.



On 21 April 2014, Down 'n' Outz released their second studio album, The Further Adventures Of... Critically acclaimed Classic Rock wrote:"Further Adventures raises the bar for Mott The Hoople covers while giving timeless songs a new lease of life, as classics deserving of a new audience."



In addition to Joe Elliott (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards), the band features The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar), Keith Weir (keyboards), drummer Phil Martini (Wayward Sons) and bassist Share Ross (Vixen). "The Further Live Adventures Of...." will be released on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, vinyl and digital on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl.



Track List "The Further Live Adventures Of..." (2CD + DVD)




1.    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

2.    One More Chance To Run

3.    Rock And Roll Queen

4.    Drivin' Sister

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Storm

7.    Overnight Angels

8.    One Of The Boys

9.    Shouting And Pointing




1.    Sea Diver

2.    The Journey

3.    Who Do You Love

4.    Crash Street Kidds

5.    Violence

6.    England Rocks

7.    Good Times




1.    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

2.    One More Chance To Run

3.    Rock And Roll Queen

4.    Drivin' Sister

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Storm

7.    Overnight Angels

8.    One Of The Boys

9.    Shouting And Pointing

10.Sea Diver

11.The Journey

12.Who Do You Love

13.Crash Street Kidds


15.England Rocks

16.Good Times



The reissues tracklisting is below



"My Re-Generation"

1.    Golden Opportunity

2.    Storm

3.    Overnight Angels

4.    Career (No Such Thing As Rock 'N Roll)

5.    England Rocks

6.    Shouting And Pointing

7.    By Tonight

8.    Apologies

9.    Who Do You Love

10. One More Chance To Win

11. 3000 Miles From Here

12.Good Times

13.The Flip Side Of The Shameless Whelk

14.By Tonight (Midnight Mix)

15.Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (Live)



"The Further Adventures Of..."

1.    Rock and Roll Queen

2.    Stiff Upper Lip

3.    Marionette

4.    One Of The Boys

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Violence

7.    The Journey

8.    Drivin' Sister

9.    The Original Mixed-Up Kid

10.Crash Street Kidds

11.Broadside Outcasts

12.The Revenge Of The Shipwrecked Hedgehog

13.Sea Diver (Bonus Track)

14.One Of The Boys (Radio Edit)




Introducing Diamond Black

New rock band, Diamond Black (feat. The Sisters Of Mercy Guitarist Ben Christo), have released their debut single and music video for the song 'Sorrow'.

‘Sorrow’ is produced and mixed by Jaani Peuhu. Mastering by  Minerva Pappi / Waudio. The superb cover artwork features the amazing Nange Magro Designer with art by Flashbang Studio.



Intense, sensual and arcane, Diamond Black are a dark-rock quartet from Camden, London, UK. Founded by Ben Christo (guitarist of The Sisters of Mercy) and Finnish singer J.I. Turunen, Diamond Black bring you crushing riffs, mesmerizing electronica and cinematic choruses; a dark fusion of irreverence, intrigue and isolation.



Diamond Black is:

Ben Christo - Guitars, Backing Vocalss (The Sisters Of Mercy)
J.I. Turunen - Lead Vocals
Adam Lightspeed - Bass, Backing Vocals
Jan-Vincent Velazco - Drums



Jaani Peuhu - Synths, Backing Vocalss, Production
Michal Akrabi - Backing Vocals



Inspired by the heaviness of Katatonia, the passion of Depeche Mode, the haunting soundscapes of Type O Negative and the anthemic melody of The Cult, Diamond Black weave tangled tales of desire, decadence and devotion.



Turunen’s powerful vocal is equal parts brooding, fragile, venomous and soaring, delivered with distinctly Scandinavian melancholy, whilst Christo’s unforgiving riffs and emotive lead-lines provide a dramatic backdrop. Add a thunderous, dynamic rhythm section, courtesy of premier UK rockers Jan-Vincent Velazco and Adam Lightspeed and encase it all in the cutting-edge darkwave/electro-rock production of Finnish visionary Jaani Peuhu (Swallow the Sun) Best Finnish Album of 2015, To/Die//For, Iconcrash) and you’ve got the explosive and evocative sound of Diamond Black.



“Powerfully dark atmospheres, riffs straight from the old school of rock" choruses that burrow into youur brain, never to re-emerge” ~ Metal Hammer UK




Skarlett Riot return with new single 'Warrior'

Taken from the upcoming album ‘Regenerate’ out October 27th, 2017


‘Warrior’ is the anthemic new single from acclaimed UK act Skarlett Riot. Taken from their upcoming second album ‘Regenerate’, ‘Warrior’ is an impassioned and brave anthem, written from Skarlett’s personal experiences.

She explains; ‘Warrior was written as an uplifting message to fans and anyone listening that no matter what life throws at you, no matter how hard times get, you’ll get through it, you’ll come out stronger in the end. The lyrics were written about my personal experience of being bullied at school from a young age, and how small and unimportant that made me feel at the time. I want people to know they're not alone and when they listen to this song I want them to feel braver and stronger.’  Skarlett x


More on ‘Regenerate’

After the success of their ‘Sentience’ EP, hard-hitting UK quartet Skarlett Riot soon began to attract interest from far and wide. Signing deals with TKO Agency and The Artery Foundation management were just the beginning for this highly rated act – soon they had signed a world-wide record deal with the pro-active and forward thinking Swedish label Despotz Records.

With the ink still drying on their contracts the four-piece, led by the unique and passionate vocals of Skarlett, headed back in to the studio to begin work on their hugely anticipated second album.

The new material is harder, heavier, faster but still driven by the anthemic hooks that have kept this band at the forefront of the UK modern metal scene.

The band have constantly developed and honed their craft; and the band are in comfortable in their darker and heavier guise, with elements of Asking Alexandria, In This Moment and Bullet for My Valentine shining through; opening up all new possibilities for the band.

The result is the amazing new album – ‘Regenerate’.

Whereas their peers are all seemingly heading towards a lighter direction, Skarlett Riot are embracing the anger and aggression of the modern world and challenging it into some of their most challenging material to date.

The commanding voice of Skarlett has taken on a bolder and more forceful presence, whilst the guitars of Danny are razor sharp and incisive, giving the rhythm section of Luke and Martin the room to progress and expand into a taut, almost hostile driving force, as the first single ‘Break’ ably demonstrates!

The regeneration is complete – Skarlett Riot are back!

Skarlett - Lead Vocals/Guitars
Danny - Guitars/Backing Vocals
Martin - Bass/Backing Vocals
Luke - Drums


Catch Skarlett Riot live

With Toseland

November 10th – Bedford, Esquires

November 12th – Oxford, Academy 2

November 14th – York, Fibbers

November 15th – Stoke, Sugarmill


With Santa Cruz

December 5th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
December 6th - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
December 7th – Grimsby, Yardbirds
December 8th – Sheffield, Corporation
December 9th – Birmingham, Flapper
December 10th – Glasgow, Cathouse
December 12th – Manchester, Academy 3
December 13th – London, The Underworld
December 14th – Chester, Live Rooms
December 15th – Swansea, Sin City
December 16th – Bournemouth, Anvil
December 17th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio


IRON SAVIOR: "Reforged - Riding On Fire" out in December!

Hamburg based power metal band IRON SAVIOR was facing a problem: what to do when your early albums are not available regularly anymore but a re-issue is not possible due to legal reasons? Well, the decision was made to use this situation to give the material a sonic upgrade.


“We can’t re-release our albums from the Noise Records years in their initial form”, band boss Piet Sielck says, “but we are free to re-record songs from these albums. We’ve approached this challenge with a lot of enthusiasm”.

What Sielck refers to, became a 19 tracks strong double album now, titled ‘Reforged - Riding On Fire’, which consists of the best and most popular songs IRON SAVIOR have released so far. These 2017 re-recordings come with a much more powerful sound of course, but the band managed the task to keep the songs’ character and feel.

Demand is steadily rising: especially after the band’s latest album ‘Titancraft’ (2016), which became the biggest chart success in their history, new fans wanted to discover IRON SAVIOR’s catalogue. They’ll now get the best 19 tracks with an upgraded sound – of course mixed by Piet Sielck. 'Reforged - Riding On Fire' highly enjoyable treat for old and new fans alike.


01. Riding On Fire
02. Battering Ram
03. Brave New World
04. Prisoner Of The Void
05. Titans Of Our Time
06. Eye To Eye
07. For The World
08. Mindfeeder
09. Watcher In The Skye
10. Mind Over Matter
11. Warrior
12. Iron Savior
13. Tales Of The Bold
14. No Heroes
15. Break The Curse
16. Condition Red
17. Protector
18. I’ve Been To Hell
19. Atlantis Falling

Out Dezember 8th, available as  2CD Digipak and double Vinyl.


German heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK were announced as support for two shows of Extreme’s upcoming European tour. With these concerts, THE NEW BLACK will wrap up the touring cycle for their latest album, the Jacob Hansen-produced 'A Monster’s Life', released in February 2016.


4.12. D-Frankfurt, Batschkapp
7.12. D-Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn

Comments guitarist Christof Leim: "Yes! We'll play two more shows  this year. This will be so cool. Some of us are more than nerds about music like that... I love Extreme from the debut to Saudades, and I remember fondly how I failed gloriously at playing the "Get The Funk Out" solo at age 18. Plus, I love annoying Fludid with „More Than Words" whenever I have an acoustic in my hand. We’re very much looking forward to this, and hey, watching two Extreme shows in a week kicks ass. Come out, dear Blackies & Blackettes, and wear your TNB colours proudly."


Anvil return with new album for 2018

Of course there are bands that have garnered higher chart positions, sold more albums and filled bigger venues than Anvil. Yet there are few metal acts that have earned as much respect from their colleagues as the Canadian act surrounding vocalist/guitarist Steve ´Lips` Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner.


The most renowned Anvil aficionados include, among others, international stars such as Metallica and the late Lemmy of Motorhead, who have expressed their unreserved admiration time and again. The reasons for this evident respect are obvious: since 1978, Anvil have been the epitome of a passionate heavy metal band that refuses to be thrown off course by setbacks, adverse conditions and inconsistencies on the business side of things. Their latest album Pounding The Pavement proves their impressive stamina: never before have Anvil sounded as diverse, determined and inspiring.


Why has Pounding The Pavement turned into such an awesome offering? Kudlow's explanation is simple: 'The songwriting process started immediately after the work on our previous album, Anvil Is Anvil, had been completed,' he says. 'So our thoughts instantly turned to the future again. After Anvil Is Anvil had been cut, everybody knew what we had just delivered and what Anvil's future should sound like.' Despite the diverse range of their ideas, Kudlow, Reiner and their bassist Chris Robertson have succeeded in filling the typical trademarks of this unusual band with life once again – which is an important aspect for every Annvil release, after all tradition and reliability play an essential role in this group. Kudlow: 'Of course we always allow inspirations from earlier recordings to seep in, but always with an emphasis on evolving the characteristic Anvil sound. Lots of fans keep asking us to play the way we did in the so-called good old days. That's why I try from time to time to pick up on that exciting feel of our older material. Mind you, it's always exclusively about the basic atmosphere of that time, never about copying an older song.'


Pounding The Pavement was produced at the Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany, where Anvil found not only the necessary peace and seclusion to concentrate on their recordings, but also met in studio owner Jorg Uken the ideal producer for their ambitioned work. Talking of which: the programmatic album title Pounding The Pavement is a synonym for the consistently serious challenge of ensuring Anvil's financial survival. Kudlow: 'I feel nothing could describe the way we've been working for the past forty years better than Pounding The Pavement: Anvil have tried for four decades to earn enough money to survive and continue to make music.' 


The new album "Pounding The Pavement" will be released on January 19, 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold coloured version, download and stream.


1. Bitch In The Box  4:29
2. Ego  2:57
3. Doing What I Want 3:17
4. Smash Your Face  4:20
5. Pounding The Pavement  3:05
6. Rock That Shit 3:21
7. Let It Go  3:00
8. Nanook Of The North  5:57
9. Black Smoke  3:26
10. World Of Tomorrow 4:37
11. Warming Up  3:03

12. Don´t Tell Me  3:51 (bonus track)


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER launches new single, 'Kings of the Nightworld'

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER release their eighth full-length, 'Nightbringers', via Metal Blade Records - which has already become the best-selling direct-to-consumer pre-order in the label's storied history! For a preview of 'Nightbringers', the new single, 'Kings of the Nightworld', can be heard now at:

To hear the previous single, 'Matriarch', please visit: - where the album can be pre-ordered in t
he 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
9. The Lonely Deceased


w/ Cannibal Corpse, No Return (Feb. 9-25), In Arkadia (Feb. 27-Mar. 18)
Feb. 9 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
Feb. 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
Feb. 11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Feb. 12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
Feb. 13 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
Feb. 15 - Kolding, Denmark - Godset
Feb. 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Feb. 17 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Feb. 18 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Feb. 20 - Kassel, Germany - 130bpm
Feb. 21 - Prague, Czech Republic - Palac Aropolis
Feb. 22 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
Feb. 23 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Feb. 24 - Magdeburg, Germany - Factory
Feb. 25 - Stuttgart, Germany - im Wizemann
Feb. 27 - Geneva, Switzerland - L'Usine
Feb. 28 - Milan, Italy - Live Club

Mar. 1 - Grenoble, France - Belle Electric
Mar. 2 - Toulouse, France - Le Metronum
Mar. 3 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
Mar. 4 - Madrid, Spain - Penelope
Mar. 6 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
Mar. 7 - St. Etienne, France - Le Fil
Mar. 8 - Caen, France - Cargo
Mar. 9 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Mar. 10 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
Mar. 11 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
Mar. 13 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Mar. 14 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Mar. 15 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Mar. 16 - Bristol, UK - Bierkeller
Mar. 17 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Mar. 18 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
Mar. 19 - Dublin, Ireland - Tivoli*
Mar. 20 - Limerick, Ireland - Dolan's Warehouse*
Mar. 22 - Belfast, Ireland - Limelight 2*
*= no The Black Dahlia Murder    

METALAPOLIS RECORDS sign NIMROD B.C.; release date set for December 1st, 2017

German label METALAPOLIS is proud to announce the release of Thrash metal band NIMROD B.C.’s new album “Gods Of War And Chaos” on CD, as download and on vinyl on December 1st, 2017! 


NIMROD B.C. is a Thrash Metal Band which is around since 1985, founded by guitarist Chris Ira. In 1988 their first Demo-Tape „Time of Changes“ was released. It was a great success in the back then tape trader scene and got good reactions in magazines all over the world. For example it was chosen #1 demo of the year by FETU Magazine in Japan. In 1990 they got their first record deal, but the album was never released due different reasons in and outside the band. Chris was frustrated about the whole situation and left the band for some years.


In 2004 the band decided to release the old demo remastered with some unreleased studio tracks and live recordings, before another break was done. 5 years later Chris decided that it is time to reform the beast and started a new chapter under the NIMROD B.C. banner, together with Fernando Gonzales (bass), Cesar Anazco (guitar, ex Necrosis), Rodrigo Cerda (Drums) and singer Leonardo Caballero. After their comeback, they played major festivals in Chile, Argentina and big festivals in South America with bands like TWISTED SISTER, VOIVOD, MORBID ANGEL among others. In 2009 their album “Return To Babylon” saw the light of day and also received many great reviews such as “best Chile’s metal band ever” from Germany.


Their new album „God Of War And Chaos“ was produced by Chris himself at the Noctambulus Studios in Chile, before it was mixed in London by Darren Carikas. The mastering was done by one of the metal gurus, Bill Metoyer, who is well known for his work with SLAYER, DARK ANGEL, WASP, SACRED REICH and many more. The album features the new vocalist Gary Wayne, which was recruited to bring that one special tone to the NIMROD B.C. music.


Line-Up: Chris Ira – guitars; Gary Wayne – vocals; Fernando Gonzales – bass; Rodrigo Cerda – drums



Time Of Changes-Demo (1988)

Time Of Changes (2004)

Return To Babylon (2009)

God Of War And Chaos (2017)


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State Of Rock news!

The meeting of minds in Nurnberg; Germany in 2009, through the brainstorm of Georg Siegl of AOR Heaven Records, sported an album, ‘Point of Destiny’, recorded and written by four European musicians; three from Germany and an English vocalist. Georg’s passion for Frontline guitarist, Robby Boebel to record again brought forth an album with Hutch Bauer on bass, Ramy Ali on the kit and Tony Mills (ex-SHY, TNT) on vocals.


The result was a melodic but very tough sounding album with solid production and songs that demanded a replay.


2017/18, sees a return to new recordings, by, ‘State of Rock’, now split between the UK with Pete Newdeck on drums and Mills being Sweden based, co-writing with Boebel for a second release. Robby Boebel comments: “It’s something really special to record an album with someone which I only knew from TV before. We’ve now been friends since many years and I’m really looking forward to record another album and live dates in late 2018 with Tony.”


With the promise of German festival appearances in late 2018, an autumn release guided by video and radio promo will give us a clearer picture of the, ‘State of Rock’, by December next year.


Code Red coming at us this October on AOR Heaven

Swedish AOR hopefuls CODE RED have released a new video for the track “Heat Of The Night”, taken from the album “Incendiary” which will be released on AOR Heaven on October 20th, 2017. 


CODE RED is the new Swedish AOR sensation led by singer/song-writer Ulrick Lönnqvist (ex SAHARA). 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.


Forget Paradise City, Midnite City's about to blow you rmind!

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.


Wylde sang, played guitar and bass on the recordings whilst producer Pete 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 band’s self-titled debut album will be released on AOR Heaven on October 20th, 2017!

Gathering Of Kings release brand new song

"Forever And A Day", a brand new song from the new Swedish hard rock project Gathering Of Kings, can be streamed on Youtube, Spotify, etc.


"Forever And A Day" is written by Victor Olsson and is taken from the yet untitled debut album, which will be released in 2018.


The album is being helmed by producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson, who has previously worked with Watain, Onslaught, Scar Symmetry, The Night Flight Orchestra, among others. "Plec" has managed to fill his studio walls with multiple platinum and gold record awards as well as taking home three Swedish Grammy awards. The cover artwork was created by hugely talented Lizette Lannhammar.



Line-up on "Forever And A Day":


Bjorrn Strid - Lead Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)

Victor Olsson - Lead Guitar (Saffire, Apollo)

Erik Martensson - Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals (Eclipse, Nordic Union, W.E.T, Ammunition)

Nalle Pahlsson - Bass (Therion, Treat)

Richard Larsson - Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)

Robban Bäck - Drums (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T, Ammunition)


The full-length album will also include following artists:


Rick Altzi - Vocals (Masterplan, At Vance, Herman Frank)

Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, Apollo, Firewind)

Tobias Jansson - Vocals (Saffire)

Niclas Engelin - Guitar (In Flames, Engel)

Stefan Helleblad - Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)

Martin Sweet - Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister)

Chris Laney - Keyboards, Guitar (Pretty Maids, Randy Piper's Animal)

Jonas Kallsback - Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)


2018 see's Uli Jon Roth celebrating a rare TRIPLE ANNIVERSARY!

For UJR Fans all over the globe 2018 is going to be a very special year:

I) 40-year anniversary of SCORPIONS - TOKYO TAPES !


II) 40-year anniversary of the Birth of ELECTRIC SUN !!


III) 50-year ANNIVERSARY of Uli’s first ever stage performance in 1968!!!


To celebrate this special anniversary year, ULI JON ROTH is performing a whole series of concerts and tours worldwide with varying programmes.

His two-month TRIPLE ANNIVERSARY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR – starting at the end of May 2018 - will be devoted to performing a complete set of Songs from Uli’s ground breaking ELECTRIC SUN period.
ELECTRIC SUN REBORN will consist of an intense 90-minute set by Uli and his band, complemented by multi-media projections. This is followed by an intermission and a shorter set of the highlights from TOKYO TAPES REVISITED to round off the 3-hour extravaganza.


Uli has not performed the bulk of this music for over 30 years. Although it never enjoyed the overwhelming commercial success of Scorpions, Electric Sun was far more than just a cult band and had a sizeable following on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan. Largely thanks to Uli’s innovative and ground-breaking guitar playing and interesting compositions the band became artistically influential and presented a unique blend, which was sometimes likened to a strange mixture, located somewhere between Beethoven and Hendrix.

Following the worldwide success of his latest SCORPIONS REVISITED releases, Uli will now revisit the spellbinding music of his first solo venture after leaving Scorpions and re-connect with his songs from that prolific era of his long and colourful career.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players ever, Uli pioneered a unique style of guitar playing which - for the first time - combined complete mastery of the instrument with an intensely melodic and emotional appeal. Uli’s Electric Sun guitar solos are both uplifting and often mesmerizing, displaying a very wide variety of textures, colours and novel ideas. They always take you on a journey.

From his earliest days’ onwards, Uli has always been a bold and uncompromising musical innovator of the first order and his Electric Sun period bears ample witness to that fact. Being the first guitar player in rock to incorporate complex melodic arpeggio sequences, Uli Jon Roth - in the eyes of many of his peers - practically reinvented modern guitar-technique almost singlehandedly during his Scorpions tenure, but even more so during his Electric Sun days.

Uli has now taken a fresh look at this material, drawn from the altogether three Electric Sun albums which he wrote some 40 years ago. The three albums – in chronological order – were EARTHQUAKE, FIRE WIND and BEYOND THE ASTRAL SKIES. Electric Sun and Uli fans alike will be delighted to finally hear these songs played live again by the master himself.

As a real bonus for his die-hard fans and connoisseurs Uli has a special treat in store which will bring many a tear to the eyes of nostalgic older fans; due to popular request, Uli will finally bring his legendary white Fender Stratocaster guitar on tour again! The famous instrument - which he used during ALMOST ALL the Scorpions and Electric Sun recordings (!) - will make an onstage appearance for a couple of songs after having remained silent for so many years... The guitar has not been played in public since the Mid-Eighties when Uli switched over to SKY GUITARS for good and he is looking forward to putting this iconic guitar through its paces for old times’ sake. The “WHITE STRAT” can be seen on the covers of IN TRANCE as well as FIRE WIND. Uli played this guitar in EVERY SINGLE Scorpions concert since 1975 and on every single Electric Sun album !!!


To make the evening even more intense, another VERY SPECIAL TREAT is reserved for the purchasers of VIP PASSES. (VIP passes are only available online at VIP PASS holders will be given a unique opportunity to hear Uli perform his METAMORPHOSIS OF VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS in its entirety during a private pre-show concert !!!

Uli has not performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in over 14 years and this is a very rare chance to hear this amazing piece of music played live by the “Master of the Sky Guitar” himself. Uli was the first and only guitarist ever to perform this most famous of all violin concertos on electric guitar note for note, stretching the instrument to the very limits of its capabilities, and beyond. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerto was written in 1723 and sounds as fresh and inspirational now as it did 300 years ago. Particularly so in Uli’s truly mind-blowing rendition, which is fiendishly difficult to play on guitar and can only be performed at concert pitch on one of his signature SKY GUITARS.

Uli will be accompanied for the VIP event by his two very talented young protégés Niklas Turmann and David Klosinski on guitar as well as Corvin Bahn on keyboards who will play the orchestral parts. As an additional treat, Uli is going to perform this piece on his legendary “MIGHTY WING” 7-string SKY GUITAR, which has not been seen in public for a long time, but which was his main guitar for a period of 20 years.


ULI JON ROTH FANS all over the world! Prepare yourselves for a monumental evening of sheer musical ecstasy!!!

Confirmed tour dates:

5/31 Dallas, TX Trees 

6/1 Houston, TX Arcadia

6/2 San Antonio, TX Rockbox 

6/5  Phoenix, AZ Club Red

6/6 Hollywood, CA Roxy Theater

6/7 San Jan Capistrano, CA Coach House

6/8 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick

6/9 Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d

6/10 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater

6/12 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst 

6/13 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater

6/14 Berkley, CA Cornerstone 

6/15 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver

6/16 Seattle, WA Studio 7

6/17 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom

6/18 Vancouver, BC Venue 

6/26 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Music Hall

6/29 Joliet, IL The Forge 

6/30 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater

7/1 Detroit, MI Token Lounge

7/2 Toronto, ON Rockpile

7/3 Montreal, QU TBA

7/4 Quebec, QU L’ Anti

7/5 Ottawa, ON Brass Monkey

7/6  Pawling, NY Daryl’s House

7/7  Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall

7/8  Hartford, CT Infinity Music Hall

7/10 NYC, NY Gramercy Theater

7/11 Asbury Park, NJ Wonderbar

7/12 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater

7/15 Anderson, IN State Theatre


Additional dates will be added soon.


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Dante Fox and Wildness both to release new albums on AOR Heaven this November

German label AOR Heaven will release the new albums by British Melodic Rock band DANTE FOX called “Six String Revolver” and the debut by Swedish Melodic Rock group WILDNESS on November 24. These will be the final releases from this label before the usual Winter break.



Dante Fox were formed in September 1989 by lead Vocalist Sue Willetts.  She was quickly joined by guitarist Tim Manford and this created a golden partnership. On the strength of their songs Dante Fox caught the interest of Linda Bruce from Rich Bitch Studio’s and a debut album was now a reality. Following this an appearance on ITV television show ‘Hit The Town’ hosted by Rory McGrath launched the sounds of Lost And Lonely Heart through televisions all around the UK. Dante Fox signed to Now and Then Records in March 1996, and in May they appeared on the Gods line up next to Hugo and Jamie Kyle.


In October 1996 the debut Under Suspicion was released. Many shows followed including a support tour with ELO, Enuff ZNuff and European festivals such as Mindview and Ardshock. Capitalising on this European interest the band returned to Holland for more headline shows. In April 1997 Under Suspicion was released in Japan and received an 87/100 review in BURRN magazine.The second album The Fire Within was released on Frontiers Records in March 1999. The album included more live favourites and in Japan Firing My Heart and Over You were added to the playlist of Masa Itoh’s Heavy Metal syndicate radio show. The band closed the year with an appearance at the Gods and also appeared as the backing band for Stan Bush.


The band took a break and returned in 2005, with a slot at Firefest and a UK tour support to Vixen. The third album ‘Under The Seven Skies’ was released worldwide on Frontiers Records in March 2007 featuring the Nine minute epic title track. The album was voted best album of 2007 by the listeners of ARFM Radio and the band continued to support the album by playing shows with Danny Vaughn and Wigwam.


The fourth album Lost Man’s Ground released in October 2012 at the bands appearance at Firefest. This featured a new rhythm section Andy Perfect (Drums) and Alan Mills (Bass), and also Alessandro DelVecchio on backing vocals and Eric Ragno on keyboards.


In June 2012 a magical night was experienced opening for US band Night Ranger in London. This year ended with a much anticipated performance at Firefest and a great slot at Hard Rock Hell. Sue Willetts was voted 20 in the top 50 Female vocalists of all time in  Classic Rock Magazine alongside Ann Wilson and Cher and the band performed at HRH AOR (Tesla, FM ) Hard Rock Hell Ibiza and a very successful tour with Romeo’s Daughter.


In September 2016 the album ‘ Breathless ‘ was released through AOR Heaven and received excellent critical acclaim featuring in many journalist’s Top 10 albums of 2016 and propelling Dante Fox as One of the leaders in Modern Melodic Rock for 2017.

The new album ‘Six String Revolver’ sees the band pay homage to their most popular songs from the first two albums from the 90’s. These songs have enabled Dante fox to evolve over time they have been re-recorded from the ground up with love, respect, precision and an excellent state of the art modern production from Sheena Sear at M2 Studio's . The band are looking forward to playing in Germany for the first time at the HEAT Festival in December which will make a very exciting album launch. Dante Fox will also be performing at HRH AOR (Joe Lynn Turner, Eclipse). Joining the band on drums for these shows and more will be the ‘Thunder God’ Scott Higham (Pendragon)


Tour Dates:

HEAT Festival Germany - 2nd December 2017

HRH AOR Festival - 8th March, 2018


Dante Fox are: Sue Willetts Manford - Lead Vocals; Tim Manford - Lead Guitar & backing Vocals; Alan Mills - Bass Guitar; Eric Ragno - Keyboards /


Sound clips in advance:

DANTE FOX - Firing My Heart (Edit)

DANTE FOX - Lonely (Edit)

DANTE FOX - Still Remember Love (Edit)



The idea behind WILDNESS began to grow in the summer of 2013 when the first songs were written. With main focus on heavy guitars, wide keyboards, big drums, melodies and hooks the shape of something new and exciting began to emerge. At this point, Wildness was more of a studio project and originally founded by drummer and songwriter Erik Modin while the guitar players Pontus Sköld and Adam Holmström were in to share the lead guitar parts early on.


The search for the right lead singer wasn’t easy as pie, but after a few months their destiny crossed with the unbelivable vocal talent Gabriel Lindmark in early 2014. More songwritings and demos recording came along, and it didn’t take long until it was clear that WILDNESS deserved to be a real band.


On September 1st 2015, WILDNESS independently released their self-produced debut single ”Collide” which immediately gained a lot of spins at various digital platforms such as a number of online radio stations focused on AOR and Melodic Rock. Live performances that followed showed that the band was capable to  deliver on stage as well.


The second single ”Turning The Pages” was released on January 14th 2016, and shortly after that WILDNESS was approached by Georg Siegl by German record label AOR Heaven. The contact resulted in a record deal which allowed the band to finally begin the launch of their first full-length album.


The choice for the producer fell on the creative and productive mastermind Erik Wigelius (Wigelius, Care Of Night) and the pre-production and recordings took place between during 2016 and 2017. The main part of the record was recorded at Erik Wigelius’ studio, besides additional parts recorded by drummer and co-producer Erik Modin.

The two previous singles ”Collide” and ”Turning The Pages” were re-recorded for the album. The mixing and mastering was handled by Erik Wigelius, who really knows how to take the 80’s-influenced sounds at put them in the 21th century!


Despite their short career, WILDNESS have already shared stages with well established acts in the scene like WHITE WIDDOW and DYNAZTY.


Releases: Collide - Digital single (September 1th, 2015) ; Turning The Pages - Digital single (January 14th, 2016)  / instagram: wildnessofficial


Sound clips in advance:

WILDNESS - Alibi (Edit)

WILDNESS - Collide (Edit)

WILDNESS - War Inside My Head (Edit)




Warlord join Frontiers Music Srl family for new studio album

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome legendary U.S. metallers Warlord to the family for the release of a new studio album in 2018!


Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with Graham Bonnet Band and the upcoming group, Spirits Of Fire, [which also features Tim Ripper Owens "Official Page" (Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex Iced Earth, Judas Priest), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and Steve Di Giorgio (Death (Official), Testament, Sadus)], Frontiers approached Zonder about the prospect of doing a new Warlord album for release in 2018. Luckily for the label, Zonder and co-founder/guitarist William J. Tsamis were very much open to the idea. Says Zonder, "[a]fter all of these years, Warlord is with a "real label". It will be great to have Warlord music shared with a worldwide audience., which is something that has been missing for many years. With my prior working experiences with Frontiers, I know Warlord is in the right place and I am very appreciative of this great opportunity. We thank everyone at the label for their belief in Warlord!"


In September 2013, Tsamis and Zonder announced that they had tapped vocalist Nicholas Leptos of Arrayan Path and Astronomikon to be the new Warlord singer. This line-up, along with bassist Bynoe will be the line-up for the upcoming new album. Adds Zonder, "this Warlord release will be like all of the previous ones, 100% Warlord. No changing of direction to keep up with the current fad, just good ol' school Warlord music. Maybe leaning back a touch to the early days and we promise a high energy album that features the classic Bill Tsamis compositions and his classic guitar melody lines. As I always try to do, I'll give it my all in tandem with my favorite bass player Philip Bynoe, working together to create a solid foundation. This will be the first studio recording with Nicholas Leptos on vocals. We have performed live with him several times and are eagerly awaiting to capture his dynamic performances on tape. A classic Warlord album in the making……"


Founded in in 1980 by guitarist/composer William J. Tsamis and drummer/percussionist Mark Zonder, Warlord is considered a pioneer in power metal thanks to their now classic 1983 6-song EP, "Deliver Us". Kerrang, Sounds, Burrn, and Music Connection all featured the band and praised the release thanks to their outside the norm, semi-progressive style that was inspired by such diverse acts as Rainbow, Scorpions, and Jethro Tull. Adding further intrigue to the Warlord mystique was the band members' use of pseudonyms such as 'Destroyer' (Tsamis), 'Thunderchild' (Zonder), 'Damien King' (vocalist Jack Rucker), and 'Sentinel' (keyboardist Diane Kornarens). The band also refused to become just another L.A. club act and opted to present themselves on a grander scale. They famously rented The Raymond Theater out to stage what would turn out to be the only Warlord live performance in the USA, prior to August 2013. It was filmed and recorded for the group's first full-length release, "And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun...," issued in October 1984, accompanied by a home video release of the same name.


While the band disbanded in 1986, they amassed a cult-like following in Europe despite their inactivity. This was largely due to rave reviews in metal the press, continuous airplay, and the circulation of many demos via "tape trading," as well as positive word-of-mouth promotion among metal fans. With the onset of the internet, the music of Warlord spread worldwide and thus helped secure Warlord a place in the history of heavy metal as one of the great metal forefathers of the '80s.


After the band dissolved, Zonder joined prog metal pioneers Fates Warning and went on to release numerous albums with them as well as others thanks to his skills then and now being in high demand. It was during one of Fates Warning's European tours that Zonder realized that Warlord's following had grown considerably with multiple fans asking him to sign Warlord albums and demanding new music from the band. Zonder contacted Tsamis and, as soon as schedules permitted, Warlord was once again an active band. Vocal duties were assigned to Hammerfall vocalist (and massive Warlord fan) Joacim Cans. Thus, in 2002, a new album, "Rising Out Of The Ashes," was recorded and released worldwide to rave reviews. This was followed by the first ever Warlord live performance in Europe at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany.


A string of mishaps and serious family health issues plagued Warlord after these performances and the band was once again put on a hiatus, which lasted for almost 9 years. Warlord returned to active status formally in March 2012. Vocalist duties would be handled by one of the original 80's Warlord vocalists, Rick Anderson and Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai, Ring of Fire) joined the band on bass. That line-up released "The Holy Empire" to much critical and fan acclaim. In the meantime, mounting pressure by promoters and fans bore fruit and Warlord announced that they would headline the April 2013 German "Keep It True XVI" Festival. This announcement was followed by two headlining dates in Greece - Thessaloniki and Athens - which sold out, thus leading to a second headlining show in Athens which sold out as well. Fast forward to 2017 and the band is currently working on their Frontiers Music Srl debut studio album.


Stay tuned for updates as work on the album progresses….



G3 U.S. TOUR SET TO LAUNCH ON JANUARY 11TH.  Pre-order here – .

 Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Phil Collen (Def Leppard)


“Beyond the Supernova” Documentary by ZZ Satriani to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival – October 14th 


World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings.  Just a day prior to the album release, SATRIANI revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him.  The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.  There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages. Visit for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.


The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; SATRIANI on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with SATRIANI for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. SATRIANI is once again joined by producer / engineer / mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with SATRIANI going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.


These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, “Energy”, to the majestic crunch of “Thunder High On The Mountain”, and the easy, sensual cords of “Smooth Soul”. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from SATRIANI’s other work.


Since its debut in 1996, SATRIANI’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not,” SATRIANI says with a laugh, “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”


In addition to this new album and exciting tour news, a new documentary “Beyond the Supernova” shot by SATRIANI’s filmmaker son, ZZ, makes its debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October.  The tour documentary chronicles Joe, along with his band and crew, on their last “Shockwave Supernova” tour throughout Europe and Asia.


Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir first released in May 2014 will now be available in paperback.  Pre-orders are available now with the official release on November 7, 2017.  The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on SATRIANI’s last album, Shockwave Supernova. Read an excerpt from the new chapter HERE.


For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza.  SATRIANI’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them.  His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.


“What Happens Next” Track Listing:

1 – Energy                                  7 - Headrush

2 – Catbot                                  8 - Looper

3 - Thunder High On The Mountain         9 - What Happens Next

4 - Cherry Blossoms                             10 - Super Funky Badass

5 – Righteous                                     11 - Invisible

6 - Smooth Soul                                  12 - Forever And Ever


2018 G3 Tour featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen itinerary:


January 11 The Moore Theatre                      Seattle, WA

January 12 Historic Elsinore Theatre              Salem, OR

January 13 Grand Sierra Theatre                    Reno, NV

January 14 Fox Theater                                Oakland, CA

January 16 Delta Hall at Eccles Theater          Salt Lake City, UT *

January 17 Brooklyn Bowl                             Las Vegas, NV

January 18 Mesa Arts Center                 Mesa, AZ *

January 19 Orpheum Theatre                        Los Angeles, CA

January 20 Balboa Theatre                           San Diego, CA

January 21 Fox Tucson Theatre                     Tucson, AZ *

January 24 Historic Paramount Theatre           Denver, CO

January 26 The Pavillion at The Toyota Music Factory  Irving, TX *

January 27 Austin City Limits - Moody Theater Austin, TX

January 28 Hobby Center for the Performing Arts     Houston, TX *

January 30 Hard Rock Live                            Orlando, FL *

January 31 Florida Theatre                           Jacksonville, FL *

February 1  Pompano Beach Amphitheatre               Pompano Beach, FL*

February 2  Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall      Fort Myers, FL *

February 3  Mahaffey Theater                        St. Petersberg, FL *

February 6  Raleigh Memorial Auditorium         Raleigh, NC

February 14        Warner Theatre                           Washington, DC *

February 15        Orpheum Theatre                        Boston, MA

February 16        Beacon Theatre                           New York, NY *

February 17        Merriam Theater                  Philadelphia, PA

February 18        New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ *

February 20        Auditorium Theatre                      Rochester, NY *

February 21        Massey Hall                                Toronto, ONT

February 22        Hard Rock Live                            Northfield, OH

February 23        Chicago Theatre                  Chicago, IL *

February 24        State Theatre                             Minneapolis, MN

February 25        Riverside Theater                        Milwaukee, WI


(All dates on sale September 22nd except * on-sale October 6)

More Dates TBA


To Follow Joe Satriani 

Facebook:   joesatriani

Twitter:   @chickenfootjoe

Instagram:  joesatriani

YouTube:  websatc



In the Summer of 2016, Yes embarked upon an ambitious tour. At each show, the band performed its 1980 album Drama in its entirety – for the first time ever – plus sides one and four from Yes’ 1973 double-album Tales From Topographic Oceans (their first number one album), together with fan favourites like “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper.”

Rhino salutes the influential progressive rockers – who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year – with the new live album, TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA. The music will be available on 24th November as a double-CD and a triple-LP. Both versions feature detailed cover art designed by the band’s longtime collaborator Roger Dean.

The new collection features live performances from 12 dates recorded on the same tour in February 2017, by the current Yes line-up: Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass), Jon Davison (vocals), and additional drummer for this tour Jay Schellen.

TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA highlights the best performances from the 2017 leg of the 12-show tour and mirrors the set list from those concerts. Each night, Yes opened with all six songs from Drama (1980), the band’s tenth studio album, which peaked at No.2 on the U.K. album chart. Standouts include “Machine Messiah,” “Tempus Fugit” and the album’s only single “Into The Lens.”

After Drama, the band shifted gears for songs from two of its best-selling albums: “And You And I” from 1972’s Close To The Edge (UK platinum) and “Heart Of The Sunrise” from 1971’s Fragile (UK platinum).

Next, the group played the opening and closing tracks of its concept album, Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973). Howe’s exceptional guitar work on “The Revealing Science Of God” and White’s propulsive drumming on “Ritual” have always been regarded as ground-breaking. The album concludes with two live staples: “Roundabout” from Fragile (1971) and “Starship Trooper” from The Yes Album (1971).

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Yes was founded in 1968. The Grammy-Award® winning recording artists have sold more than 50 million records in a career that has so far spanned six decades.


CD Track Listing:

Disc One

1. “Machine Messiah”

2. “White Car”

3. “Does It Really Happen?”

4. “Into The Lens”

5. “Run Through The Light”

6. “Tempus Fugit”

7. “And You And I”

8. “Heart Of The Sunrise”

Disc Two

1. “The Revealing Science Of God”

2. “Leaves Of Green”

3. “Ritual”

4. “Roundabout”

5. “Starship Trooper”

LP Track Listing

Side One

1. “Machine Messiah”

2. “White Car”

3. “Does It Really Happen?”

Side Two

1. “Into The Lens”

2. “Run Through The Light”

3. “Tempus Fugit”

Side Three

1. “And You And I”

2. “Heart Of The Sunrise”

Side Four

1. “The Revealing Science Of God”

2. “Leaves Of Green”

Side Five

1. “Ritual”

Side Six

1. “Roundabout”

2. “Starship Trooper”

2018 marks half a century since the formation of YES and to celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 13-date UK/European tour next March - #YES50. YES also headline their Cruise to the Edge from 3rd-8th February from Tampa and visiting Belize and Mexico. Only a few cabins remain.


Pre-Order links:


10 Years After - The Albums '1967 - 1974’

Chrysalis Records are proud to release a 50th Anniversary 10 CD Box Set celebrating the band’s first nine albums, plus a CD of previously unreleased materialReleased Friday 10th November 2017.


Pre-order via Pledge –  


To coincide with the Ten Years After’s eponymous debut release in 1967 Chrysalis Records are proud to present a 50th Anniversary 10 CD Box Set. This limited edition set includes a CD of previously unreleased material.


To celebrate this special occasion, in November 2017 Chrysalis Records will release a brand new 10 CD Box Set, gathering for the first time, albums from both the Chrysalis and Deram periods from 1967 to 1974.


This set, limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, contains LPs which have been remastered from the original 1/4" production master tapes along with the bonus disc entitled “The Cap Ferrat Sessions”, which consists of never heard before recordings from 1972, newly mixed by acclaimed record producer Chris Kimsey.  Fans can pre-order the box set from Pledge -  


The package comes in a luxury hardback format with slipcase and an accompanying book which includes newly commissioned in-depth 10,000 word sleeve notes written by legendary Melody Maker journalist and early champion of the band, Chris Welch, charting the band’s progress from their early beginnings in Nottingham, through iconic appearances at the Woodstock and the Isle of Wight festivals, right up to their eventual split in 1974. There are extensive interviews with the remaining band members plus members of Alvin Lee’s family, and additional recording notes by Chris Kimsey.


“I’m genuinely excited about the new Ten Years After box set that we've been working on with Chrysalis due for release in November to celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary,” says Ten Years After’s founding drummer, Ric Lee.


Continues Ric, “The box includes nine studio albums and a bonus CD that features the previously unreleased live album ‘The Cap Ferrat Sessions’. Originally recorded in 1972 in the South of France using The Rolling Stones Mobile recording truck, the session tracks were gathering dust until now. I remember we recorded the live tracks in a villa in Cap Ferrat, South of France. Each of the instruments were recorded in a different room - drums in the ballroom. Between Chris Kimsey, our recording engineer and I, we managed to get one of the best drum sounds on any Ten Years After recording. Natural ambience from the villa’s acoustics helped tremendously. The session tracks were originally planned for the ‘Rock N Roll Music To The World’ album, but due to vinyl restrictions of the time, the tracks were not included in the final album release. More details are on the sleeve notes written for us by Chris Kimsey, who kindly agreed to mix the tracks for this boxed set release 45 years after they were recorded. This is a must-have collection for any avid Ten Years After fan, and any new fans that want to soak up the band’s recorded history.”


Ten Years After stormed the stages of rock, they created a sensation that stunned audiences and quickly won them a coveted place among the pantheon of great British groups. Alvin Lee - one of the most charismatic and admired guitar players to emerge from the British blues boom of the era and deservedly ranked alongside his contemporaries Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix - headed a powerful team of talented musicians, Leo Lyons, Chick Churchill and Ric Lee.


During an intense seven-year period, they embarked on marathon tours, conquering America, enjoying success round the world, whilst also unleashing a succession of ground breaking albums. Their 1967 debut “Ten Years After” was swiftly followed by pioneering live album “Undead” (1968) through the critically acclaimed “A Space In Time” (1971), featuring one of their finest songs ‘‘I’d Love To Change The World”, which is very apt in today's world, ending with 1974's 'Positive Vibrations'.


“The Cap Ferrat Sessions" came as a result of a discovery by Alvin Lee's wife, who found a box of recordings deep in the vaults of the studio in their house they shared in Spain. They originate from the “Rock N Roll Music To The World” album sessions, which were recorded at a seaside villa in Cap Ferrat, South of France and Olympic Studios in London. Chrysalis Records turned to world renowned producer Chris Kimsey (whose credits include the Rolling Stones, Bad Company, and Peter Frampton), who recorded and engineered the original sessions, to mix these tracks for the first time.


Revisiting the tapes, some 45 years later Kimsey added, “Alvin and the band were incredibly creative and abundant during this period. These re-discovered recordings were not rough demos, not rehearsals, but completed masters that did not make the album due to the time limitations of vinyl at the time. So these gems were left off. Mixing this in 2017 I began to study the parts, the playing, the response of each musician. It was amazing! It is what all great recordings are made of.“


For avid collectors and fans of the band, the legendary Cap Ferrat sessions will have a special appeal and will be an essential addition to their collection.  This is a big deal for classic rock lovers and aficionados all over the world.



THE TUBES - November 2017 UK Tour Supporting Alice Cooper

The Tubes, the San Francisco-based rock band, whose eponymous 1975 debut album included the rock anthem "White Punks on Dope,” celebrate their return to the UK in November 2017 for six club dates, plus five arena concerts where they will  support Alice Cooper. Get ready for non-stop theatrical mayhem and outstanding rock music from The Tubes.

The news of the UK tour dovetails with the August 11th release of The Tubes: “The A&M Years” Box Set which includes the band’s first five studio albums. The box set can be ordered from Amazon UK here -

“We’re thrilled to return to the country that started it all for us,” says the Tubes frontman Fee Waybill. “I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world.  The tour will be incredible fun.”

The tour kicks off at Southampton’s The Engine Rooms on Saturday 4th November, followed by Bristol Fleece (5 Nov), Reading Sub 89 (6 Nov), Newcastle Boiler Shop (9 Nov), Edinburgh Liquid Room (10 Nov), Leeds First Direct Arena (*supporting Alice Cooper, 11 Nov), Glasgow SSE Hydro (*supporting Alice Cooper, 12 Nov), Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (*supporting Alice Cooper, 14 Nov), Manchester Arena (*supporting Alice Cooper, 15 Nov), London, SSE Wembley Arena (*supporting Alice Cooper, 16 Nov), and Norwich Waterfront (17 Nov). 

The band's over-the-top theatrical visual live performances are known to rock fans worldwide for their quasi-pornographic and satiric take on the media, consumerism, and politics, celebrated by lead singer Fee Waybill’s deranged on-stage characters, including the larger-than-life fictitious platform-booted, drugged out British glam rock star Quay Lewd.

In 1977 The Tubes toured the UK, but many of their shows were banned due to British censorship. In February 1978 they released the ground-breaking live album What Do You Want From Live - recorded at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in November 1977, followed by their UK television debut on The Old Grey Whistle Test

The Tubes are best remembered for their 1983 single She's a Beauty, a top 3 U.S. hit single bolstered by a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV.  

The current line-up of The Tubes features four original members - Fee Waybill (lead vocals), Roger Steen (guitar), Rick Anderson (bass) and Prairie Prince (drums), plus David Medd (keyboards), the latter has played with the band since 2006.

The Tubes will perform all their classic hits and fan favourites including - What Do You Want From Life?, Mondo Bondage, Amnesia, Sushi Girl, Don’t Wanna Wait Anymore, Talk To Ya Later, She’s A Beauty and White Punks On Dope.  



Last Great Dreamers announce Pledge Music Campaign

Exciting news! This weekend we launched our pledgemusic campaign for our 4th album & so far we have already got to 19% of our target which is amazing! 


We've been hard at work writing new material & now have a dozen new songs we are currently arranging & rehearsing ready to take into the studio in November.


As an independent band we couldn't do this without your help so we are asking you to get involved. You can pledge by pre-ordering the new album in download, cd & vinyl LP formats plus all sorts of other exclusives including a gig in your home to being the album executive producer.


Just click on the link to pledge now! All pledgers get exclusive access to all updates as we go through the process & a digital download of the album the day before release.


Thank you so much for your help, we couldn't do this without your help!


Marc, Slyder & Denley xxx


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” – 


Watch the official UK & European tour trailer here – 




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.


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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.




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.


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:, 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.


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:


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!




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 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:

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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





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


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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


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: 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:


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






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, 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:




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 for an exclusive excerpt of the book:

To pre-order 'For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records', please - 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:


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"


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 for more details.

Metal Blade Records online:   

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


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: - 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  


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


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


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


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.


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  


“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.




(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)





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" 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):








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



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 *




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 *




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, 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.




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)







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  





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

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

Tracklisting LP

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


3.Drowned In Red
4. Century Without A Name
5.In Sicherheit



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:


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:

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:


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!”



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: 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


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.






Las Vegas, NV

The Pearl Concert Theater


Los Angeles, CA

Greek Theatre


Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre


Houston, TX

Revention Music Center


Irving, TX

The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory


New Orleans, LA

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts


Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium


Atlanta, GA

Chastain Park Amphitheatre


Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium


Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts


Oxon Hill, MD

MGM National Harbor


Upper Darby, PA

Tower Theater


Mashantucket, CT

Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater


Boston, MA

Orpheum Theatre - Boston


Bethlehem, PA

Sands Bethlehem Event Center


Baltimore, MD

Hippodrome Theatre


Brooklyn, NY

Kings Theatre


Chicago, IL

Chicago Theatre


Carmel, IN

The Palladium


Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre


Madison, WI

Orpheum Theatre


Toronto, ON Canada

Sony Centre for Performing Arts


Windsor, ON Canada

Caesar's Windsor


Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Music Hall


Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre


Reno, NV

Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort


San Francisco, CA

Masonic Auditorium


Portland, OR

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


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 ;


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:


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


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.


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:


The Somatic Defilement track-listing:

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

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" (, 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:


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


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


The video was put together by Robert Graves.


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

--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

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"!"




Tuomas Seppälä - Keyboard & Guitar

Capri -Vocals

Emil Pohjalainen - Guitar

Jukka Hoffren - Bass

Joonas Pykälä-aho -Drums

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:

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

Pre-order 'The Purple Album':


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 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 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.


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


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


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 "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