Italian metallers Arthemis unveal artwork for new album

The new album due to hit the streets on 7 April 2017 and is simply entitled 'Blood - Fury - Domination.  You can pre-order your copy now from - http://hyperurl.co/eoyq41 .

 

Kasperi leaves U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER

Kasperi Heikkinen is leaving U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER for personal reason. There is no bad blood or drama in this departure! The band and especially Udo wanna thank Kasperi for his great support and many fantastic shows on this planet. All the best Kasperi!!!!!!!!!

 

Kasperi's statement: I want to thank everyone, especially the fans, for these great four years I was in the band. I also wish all the best for the band with their future endeavors. From now on I will focus on my other music projects and some different outlets of creativity. You will surely hear from me again when the time is right. Stay metal and tsönk all the way!"

 

Thank you everybody!!!!!!

Dracula returns to pay a second visit via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce that the production of a follow up album to the successful DRACULA “Swing of Death” release has started under the direction of the main songwriter and guitar player, Trond Holter.

 

While the original plan was to leave “Swing of Death” as a unique, one-off musical extravaganza, the success that the rock opera had after being staged in front of audiences in Norwegian theaters convinced Trond that a follow up was possible. Not to mention, he was also sitting on plenty of material that did not find a home on the debut album.

 

The new album will feature the full live line-up, including:

Trond Holter: guitars

Nils K. Rue: on lead vocals

Jeanette Heidenstrøm: vocals

Bernt Jansen: bass

Per Morten Bergseth: drums

Erling Henanger: keyboards

 

Trond says: “I am really looking forward to recording a new Dracula album! We have already started playing live shows and the new lineup is working really well. Nils K. Rue from Pagans Mind brings solid quality as do the rest of the guys. I will continue writing in the same spirit as when I wrote the first "Dracula" album. A lot of new exciting songs are taking shape these days and I can't wait to dig into it.”

 

Trond plans to write and record this spring until the end of summer for a release tentatively scheduled for early 2018.

 

Hard rockin' Punky Meadows announces West and East coast tour dates

One of the most striking hard rock bands of the 1970's was undoubtedly ANGEL - who sported costumes and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by KISS (their then-label mates on Casablanca Records). Despite ANGEL splitting in 1981, the group's popularity and influence remain high - resulting in the return last year of their larger-then-life guitarist, Punky Meadows, with his first-ever solo release, 'FALLEN ANGEL,' and a striking video clip for the rocking track, 'Straight Shooter': https://youtu.be/pZVp6Y_k2CU

 

'I'm very proud of this song and album,' says Punky. 'Every song kicks ass and is a winner. Danny Farrow and I have a great song writing chemistry so it's hard to to pick a favorite song because they're all good. 'Straight Shooter' was our first single and video. This band is killer with all talented players and a killer singer.'

 

And in March and April, Punky will be performing in the US. From March 8th-10th, dates have been announced for Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles, followed by Poughkeepsie on April 21st and NYC on April 29th. Joining the guitarist on stage will be a band comprised of Chandler Mogel - lead vocals, Danny Farrow - rhythm guitar, vocals, Charlie Calv - keyboards, and Bob Pantella - drums, while it will be decided closer to the dates if bass will be supplied by Felix Robinson (due to recent surgery). 

 

ANGEL was a headline act in the US, and was featured performing live in the 1980 cult classic film, 'FOXES' (starring a then-teenage Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio), they were also one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970's in Japan. The group released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, Punky had been considered to join such well-known artists such as KISS, AEROSMITH, and the NEW YORK DOLLS. 

 

Upon the band's disbanding, Punky occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know they missed him and wanted to hear new music. With renewed passion for recording music, and inspiration from close friend and fellow musician, Danny Farrow Anniello, they crafted 15 new songs together for 'FALLEN ANGEL,' which charted on Billboard at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart and #32 on the Independent Album Chart.

 

Also available is a special autographed edition of PUNKY MEADOW'S 'Fallen Angel' that includes a PUNKY MEADOWS GUITAR PICK, and two bonus tracks (one featuring original ANGEL vocalist FRANK DIMINO), exclusively on the www.mainmanrecords.com website. Otherwise, the regular 15 song edition is available everywhere else, including iTunes, Amazon, and all other music outlets.

 

Also available are a limited amount of meet and greets for each show. The meet and greet includes a personal photo with Punky and the band (with personal cell or camera) up to 3 autographed Punky or Angel items, and a free 8x10 to have autographed as well. Here are the links to the meet and greets (all but the BB KING meet and greet, which is on their website at checkout): punkymeadows.weebly.com/tour-dates.html

 

And soon, fans will get an opportunity to experience Punky and his band live on stage. 'Can't wait to get on the road and play for all the fans again. We're coming to a town near you and we're going to tear the place up!! It's going to be one bad ass party, so don't miss it and let's rock!!

 

TOUR DATES:

 

March 8th -  Backstage Bar and Billiards (Las Vegas)

March 9th -  Brick By Brick (San Diego)

March 10th -  Whisky (Los Angeles) 

April 21st -  The Chance (Poughkeepsie) 

April 29th -  BB Kings (New York City)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.punkymeadowsofficial.com   www.facebook.com/punkymeadowsofficial/   www.facebook.com/groups/punkymeadowsofficial/   www.twitter.com/punkymeadows001

 

Labyrinth return with new studio album on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is particularly pleased to announce that after a seven year hiatus, Labyrinth, the legendary Italian Metal band, will return with a brand new studio album, “Architecture of a God” on April 21.

 

In the spring of 2016, the band’s founding members, Andrea Cantarelli and Olaf Thorsen received a call from Frontiers asking them to discuss with vocalist Roberto Tiranti the possibilities of a reunion with a return to their classic sound to mount a comeback for the band. After much discussion, the guys agreed to make an album and also to make a very special appearance at the the first annual Frontiers Metal Festival, where they performed their signature album, “Return to Heaven Denied” in it’s entirety [said performance is being prepared for a future home video release.]

 

Olaf says: “This has been easily the most difficult and challenging album I ever worked on. To be honest, when Frontiers contacted me, insisting to make this reunion happen, I was skeptical and worried. We couldn't simply make a new album, it wouldn't have been honest to the fans, to ourselves. Of course, this is as easy to say as also unbelievably tough to make real: we have so many good albums out there, looking at us from their past and which people still keep in their minds and hearts. That's why we decided to strengthen our line-up, joining with nobody else but the best musicians we believed they would have fitted perfectly into our perspective of the music we were about to write.”

 

Andrea adds: “The making of this album has been a fantastic journey. We brought back a lot of classic elements of our music, mixing it with something new and I'm so enthusiastic about the final result.”

 

Roberto Tiranti makes it short: “Just when you thought you already gave everything you could, expressing every possible musical aspect of your way of intending music for a band like Labyrinth, then comes "Architecture of a God", to remind you that nothing is impossible!”

 

With a new line-up rounded out by drummer extraordinaire John Macaluso (TNT, Riot, Ark etc.), Oleg Smirnoff (Vision Divine, Edritch) on keyboards, and Nik Mazzucconi on bass, Labÿrinth are truly coming back stronger than ever and have offered up a superb self-produced album. “Architecture of a God” (mixed by DGM’s Simone Mularoni) is a record that encompasses all the elements the band is known for: fast power metal songs with unforgettable hooks, epic prog infused metal songs, and some great melodic numbers that compose a record which is easily going to be another milestone for the Italian metal masters!

 

“What we have in our hands, now, it's "Architecture of a God": by far, the most mature and complete album we ever wrote,” concludes Thorsen. “There's no will to challenge our glorious past, but I'm really confident that, once released, this album will set a new standard for our music!”

 

“Architecture of a God” tracklisting includes:

1. Bullets

2. Still Alive

3. Take On My Legacy

4. A New Dream

5. Someone Says

6. Random Logic

7. Architecture of a God

8. Children

9. Those Days

10. We Belong To Yesterday

11. Stardust and Ashes

12. Diamond

 

LABŸRINTH

Roberto Tiranti – lead vocals

Olaf Thorsen – lead guitars

Andrea Cantarelli – lead guitars

Nik Mazzucconi – bass guitar

Oleg Smirnoff - keyboards

John Macaluso - drums

 

Weblinks:  http://www.labyrinthband.it/  www.facebook.com/labyrinthitaly

 

New edition of Melodic Rock Fanzine out now!

Frontiers Music srl is proud to present the new issue of MELODIC ROCK FANZINE. The 78th issue of our successful magazine is available for free at independent record shops, select mail orders, and fine record dealer carrying Frontiers Music srl releases.

This new issue includes reviews and interviews of Place Vendome, Jack Russell's Great White, Tokyo Motor Fist, The Murder of My Sweet, Battle Beast, Jim Jidhed, Bloodbound, Stephen Pearcy, Unruly Child Band, LIONVILLE Official, Pride of Lions, Age of Reflection, and more!

Online versions of the magazine are available FREE on the Frontiers Music srl official site (www.frontiers.it) and here: https://issuu.com/frontiers_records/docs/mrf78

 

Street Symphonies Records announce release from melodic rockers Viana

Street Symphonies Records is very proud to present VIANA, a melodic rock project by Italian guitarist Stefano Viana. 

 

 

His debut album features several session players among the most esteemed on aor/melodic rock scene: Alessandro Del Vecchio on vocals, Francesco Marras on guitar, Anna Portalupi on bass and Alessandro Mori on drums (well-known for their collaboration with artists such as Hardline, Tarja, Ted Poley and John Macaluso), Gabriele Gozzi (Rhyme, Skill In Veins, Killer Klown) on backing vocals and Pasquale India on keyboards. 

 

The eponymous debut album, produced by Stefano Viana and co-produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio, will be released worldwide on March 24 under Street Symphonies Records, featuring artwork and graphics by Antonella Astori / Aeglos Art (Room Experience, Raintimes, Charming Grace). A special Japanese edition, with an exclusive bonus track and a revisited artwork, is scheduled for an April 14 release via AnderStein Music.

 

Track List: 

1. Straight Between Our Hearts

2. Bad Signs

3. Feel Your Love Tonight

4. Night Of Fire

5. Follow The Dawn

6. A New Love

7. Living A Lie

8. Just To Sing

9. Open Road

10. That Place Is You 

 

Biography:

 

Amazed by guitar hero Randy Rhoads, Stefano Viana takes up the guitar at age of 16, when the glorious 80's Hard Rock was at its highest splendor. Influenced by artists just like Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne and Y&T, Stefano started recording his first songs in 1996, fascinated by recordings' process techniques. He self-produced two unreleased Cds and, during the works on the second one, he met Alessandro Del Vecchio, asking him to get involved in the production of his first official solo album. Works started back in 2009: Del Vecchio wrote the lyrics, handled also the vocal duties; the other session musicians were chosen among the best ones of the Italian scene: Anna Portalupi on bass, Alessandro Mori on drums, Gabriele Gozzi on backing vocals and Pasquale India on keyboards. 

 

 

His lifelong aspiration seems to become reality, rewarding many years of hard work and sacrifices in the underground scene; however, just like in the worst of nightmares, serious personal problems tore apart Stefano's dream, forcing him to give absolute priority to his family issues. He kept his album in standby until April 2016 when, regained a stable serenity, he tasked once again Alessandro Del Vecchio, meanwhile become a long-time reliable friend, with resuming the working process on the album. Listening together to the recorded material, they decided to hire an additional guitarist and opting for the talented Francesco Marras. 

 

 

Stefano's sharp songwriting, Alessandro's astounding skills as arranger and producer, and session players' amazing performances in the recording studio gave life to ten captivating melodic rock tracks, composing an album that is going to be definitely appreciated by all the long-time fans of this kind of music. Viana is the moniker chosen both for the project and the album title, that will be released worldwide by Street Symphonies Records on March 24th, 2017; in Japan, the release is scheduled in April under AnderStein Music. Artwork and graphics are provided by renowned artist Antonella Astori / Aeglos Art (Room Experience, Raintimes, Charming Grace). 

 

Web:  http://www.vianastefofficial.com  http://www.facebook.com/VianaStefofficial

http://twitter.com/Viana_Stef

 

Powermetallers Dragonforce to Hit Australia on tour

International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed details of their forthcoming, brand new studio album! Reaching Into Infinity will be released via EarMUSIC/Sony Music Australia on May 19. Formats are, Digital, CD, LP and a special edition CD and DVD.

 

Recording the bulk of the album at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, with producer Jens Bogren, the band also laid down tracks while touring their 'Killer Elite' best of album, utilising Lamerluser Studios, London UK. Dark Lane Studios, Witney, UK, as well as the bands own Evil1 Studios in Charleville-Mazia¨res, France and Shredforce One Studios, CA USA.

 

'We were flying out, playing a festival, then back into the studio, then back out again.' Explains bassplayer Frederic Leclercq, who also handled the majority of songwriting on this album. 

'It was very intense and very tiring. I obviously played bass but also a lot of rhythm guitar, electric and acoustic, and lost my temper a few times - I think we all did at some point, because we wanted to deliver nothing but the best.'

 

For their seventh studio album, DRAGONFORCE have opened up their sound like never before, capturing the fierce, forlorn and fun with both menace and melody.

 

'I think we have proven that playing fast was something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music.' Fred continues. 

 

'It's great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc's vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality!'

 

'The title of the album explains pretty much what we are trying to do with our music' Fred concludes. 'Today's world is really crazy - there is fear of the future, uncertainty.  But the power of music is infinite, and it can give strength and hope to people.'

 

The first album to feature Gee Anzalone, the Italian drummer has laid down an insanely impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the DRAGONFORCE sound, which of course still boasts the bands trademark crazy-fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman.

 

TRACKLISTING

Standard Edition

1. Reaching into Infinity

2. Ashes of the Dawn

3. Judgement Day

4. Astral Empire

5. Curse of Darkness

6. Silence

7. Midnight Madness

8. WAR!

9. Land of Shattered Dreams

10. The Edge of the World

11. Our Final Stand

 

Special Edition with multi-angle Bonus DVD:

 Disc 1 - CD

1. Reaching into Infinity

2. Ashes of the Dawn

3. Judgement Day

4. Astral Empire

5. Curse of Darkness

6. Silence

7. Midnight Madness

8. WAR!

9. Land of Shattered Dreams

10. The Edge of the World

11. Our Final Stand

 

Bonus Tracks

12. Hatred and Revenge

13. Evil Dead

 

Disc 2 - Bonus DVD

DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016

1. Holding On

2. Heroes of Our Time

3. Operation Ground and Pound

4. Holding On (Multi-angles)

5. Heroes of Our Time (Multi-angeles)

6. Operation Ground and Pound (Multi-Angles)

 

Reaching Into Infinity Australian June 2017

Tuesday, June 20: Capitol, Perth

Wednesday, June 21: 170 Russell, Melbourne

Thursday, June 22: The Basement, Canberra

Saturday, June 24: Manning Bar, Sydney

Sunday, June 25:  The Triffid, Brisbane

 

Presented by destroyalllines.com   www.facebook.com/dragonforce

 

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release of Walk On Fire second album Mind Over Matter

'Mind Over Matter' is the long awaited second album by the classic AOR act 'Walk On Fire'.

 

This 13 track CD features ex Asia drummer Trevor Thornton, the late Mike Casswell on guitars (ex Brian May band), Phil Williams (ex Spandau Ballet) and Bowie/Seal keyboards and programming legend, Richard Cottle, and was written and produced by Dave Cairns (of 'Secret Affair' fame).

 

These newly discovered buried treasures of 24 track analogue recordings were put to tape following the worldwide MCA Records release of the 1989 debut album by 'Walk On Fire' entitled 'Blind Faith'.

 

Their eponymous album, 'Blind Faith' produced by Boston based Walter Turbitt (of The Cars fame) featured the legendary Steve Ferrone on drums, Richard Cottle on keys, guitars by Keith Airey (Nik  Kershaw band) and a host of top session players and a perfect showcase for the incredible Scots vocalist Alan King.  This guitar led follow up is a one stop shop for all AOR fans and well worth the wait too!

 

Track listening:

1. Spinning Wheel

2. Reign Down

3. Pleasure Of Pain

4. Mind Over Matter

5. Long Live Love

6. Save Your Lies (We've had Enough)

7. Wicked

8.Bad Attitude

 9. Madhouse

10. Big Gun

11. Price Of Love

12, Drag me Down

13. Colour Of Blood (bonus track with first pressing)

 

Band is:

Alan King: All vocals

Dave Cairns: Keyboards and Guitars 

Mike Casswell: Guitars (ex Brian May)

Trevor Thornton: Drums  (ex Asia)

Phil Williams: Bass (ex Spandau Ballet)

Richard Cottle: Programming  (David Bowie and Seal)

 

Produced by: Dave Cairns

Mastered by: Tim A Duncan  at Lethal Music mastering UK

 

Walk On Fire - Mind Over Matter - Release date: 21 April 2017 - Catalogue Number: ESM302

 

www.Escape-Music.com

 

Evocation return with new release 'The Shadow Archetype'

On March 10th, Evocation will celebrate their return to death metal with the stunning new full-length, The Shadow Archetype! While honoring their Swedish death metal roots, The Shadow Archetype also adds thrash metal elements to their addictive, heavy sound. For a preview of the album, fans can hear the second single, "The Coroner", here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOvYMkcRfB0

 

Guitarist Marko Palmen comments: "'The Coroner' is in my eyes a classic Swedish Death Metal track in the sense that it incorporates a lot of fast 2-beat verses alongside some cool double bass drum parts. What makes this track stand out in comparison with the rest of the album and perhaps also other Death Metal tracks is that it's tuned down to flat-A (flat-B tuning on the rest of the album). The down tuning of the guitars and the BOSS HM-2 pedal buzzsaw tone makes the riffs on 'The Coroner' sound as if they were forged by Lucifer himself in hell... The track also features in my opinion the best guitar solo on the entire album. Simon really managed to capture the tracks feeling with his melancholic guitar solo. This is definitely one of my favourite tracks on 'The Shadow Archetype'!"

 

For another preview of The Shadow Archetype, the single "Children of Stone" can be heard at: metalblade.com/evocation - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--Digipak CD (includes beer coaster!)
--180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
--grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--salmon clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
--clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies - USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

 

Featuring a cover and layout by Xaay (Behemoth, Nile, etc.), The Shadow Archetype was recorded at three different studios. Backing vocals, mixing and mastering were done at Dugout Productions. Daniel Bergstrand handled the recording of backing vocals and mixing. George Nerantzis handled the mastering. Drums were recorded at Crehate Studios together with studio engineer Oscar Nilsson. The Shadow Archetype also features veteran drummer Per Moller Jensen (ex-The Haunted, ex-Invocator) on session drums. Per sets a new death metal standard on the new Evocation album with his complex, yet groovy drumming, which we know well from his time in The Haunted. Guitars, bass, and lead vocals were recorded by the band in their own studio, Acacia Avenue Recordings. "We started recording the drums in late June 2015 and did the last recordings with vocals in June 2016. So, we spent roughly a year in the studio with 'The Shadow Archetype'," explains Palmen. "In my opinion, the production is our strongest so far. It has all the elements I want in a production; raw brutality with a distinctive punch!"

 

The Shadow Archetype track-listing:


1. Into Ruins
2. Condemned To The Grave
3. Modus Operandi
4. Children Of Stone
5. The Coroner
6. The Shadow Archetype
7. Blind Obedience
8. Survival Of The Sickest
9. Sulphur And Blood
10. Imperium Fall
11. Dark Day Sunrise

 

Evocation line-up:
Thomas Josefsson - vocals
Marko Palmen - guitar
Simon Exner - guitar
Gustaf Jorde - bass
Per Moller Jensen - session drums on the album

 

Evocation online:  http://evocation.se  https://www.facebook.com/evocationswe
https://www.instagram.com/evocationswe  https://twitter.com/evocationswe
https://www.youtube.com/user/EvocationSwe

 

Adrenaline Rush to release 2nd album on Frontiers Music 'Soul Survivor'

Frontiers Music Srl is happy to announce the release of Adrenaline Rush’s second album, “Soul Survivor” on April 21.

 

Following the successful release of the band’s 2014 self-titled debut album, Adrenaline Rush are now ready to unleash their next infectious slice of hard, sleaze, melodic rock on the rock 'n roll masses!

 

This time, blond bombshell vocalist Tåve Wanning mainly collaborated with Fredrik Folkare (FIRESPAWN, UNLEASHED), who brought fresh influences to the table that fit very well with Tåve’s ideas. The music has evolved and grown beyond what appeared on the debut. It is still melodic and definitely has an 80’s flavor, but also is a bit more complex, darker, and heavier than the previous album. The production is edgier and the guitar work once again pristine. Erik Martensson (Eclipse) was once again involved as a sounding board, co-writing a song and mastering the finished tracks.

 

“I didn’t want to make another album just like the first one,” Tåve says. “I’ve grown since we recorded the first, I am in a different place. And I feel the album reflects that. The new tracks really complement the old instead of replacing them; they add a new dimension and gives us a broader spectrum of songs to choose from when playing live.”

 

The band has also seen some changes. Former members Ludvig and Soufian left the band to focus on other endeavors and have been replaced by Sam Soderlindh (lead guitar) and Joel Fox (bass). Sam is a new face to most, a young guitarist with fast fingers and a lot of potential. Joel, on the other hand, has been around for a while in bands like Dynazty and Siniestro. Alexander Hagman and Marcus Johansson complete the band’s line-up on guitar and drums respectively.

 

The band is set to perform a few club gigs in Sweden, before appearing at the 4th annual Frontiers Rock Festival in Milano, Italy, on April 30th.

 

"Hope to see you at a gig. Until then… enjoy the Rush!" encourages Tåve!

 

“Soul Survivor” tracklisting:

1. Adrenaline

2. Love Like Poison

3. Breaking The Chains

4. Soul Survivor

5. Stand My Ground

6. My Life

7. Break The Silence

8. Sinner

9. Shock Me

10. Wild Side

11. Don't Wake Me Up

12. Crash

13. Soul Survivor (Acoustic Version - Bonus Track Digital Version).

 

ADRENALINE RUSH

Tave Wanning - lead vocals

Sam Soderlindh - lead guitar, vocals

Alexander Hagman - guitar, vocals

Joel Fox - bass, vocals

Marcus Johansson - drums

 

Weblinks: www.adrenalinerush.se  www.facebook.com/adrenalinerushofficial

 

Treat to release new live album entitles 'The Road More or Less Traveled'

Frontiers Music Srl is very happy to announce the release of the first in a series of live albums and videos captured at the popular annual Frontiers Rock Festival.

 

The first artist in the series is the legendary Swedish melodic rockers TREAT, who will release their first ever live CD and first live DVD/BLU-RAY in over 10 years entitled “The Road More or Less Traveled - Live in Milano” on April 21.

 

On April 23, 2016, Treat played a hotly anticipated set at Frontiers Rock Festival III. Held close to Milano, Italy, this was the third annual edition of the festival and saw Treat playing hot on the heels of the release of their latest studio album, “Ghost Of Graceland”. The release date of this live album happens to be about one year after the initial performance took place and almost coincides with the 2017 edition of the Frontiers Rock Festival as well.

 

The band took the stage by storm, opening the show with the title track from their last studio album and showcasing a very special lineup, which features H.E.A.T. keyboardist Jona Tee taking the place of Patrik Appelgren for this exclusive performance. Treat offered a show with a great mixture of new and recent songs taken from their latest album, the highly regarded 2010 release “Coup De Grace”, and classic songs from the good ol’ days including “World Of Promises”, “Get You On The Run”, and “Ready For The Taking”.

Says guitarist Anders Wikström, “As we haven’t released a live home video in 10 years, let alone a live album ever, and then Serafino asked us, we were more than delighted, and frankly, long overdue, to show our fans what we been up to for the last couple of years. With so many albums to choose from and our audience constantly asking for different songs in the setlist, this was a great opportunity to close one chapter, only to start writing the next. "The Road more or Less Traveled” is a great reminder for anyone to see that Treat is very much a living and breathing live entity!”

 

Treat’s performance was truly a unique and special one and this live video documents a great moment in the band’s history as well as serving as a celebration of one of Sweden’s finest hard rock bands ever!

"This year will take us right back we belong, on stage! We have some really cool surprises and will of course play the best of the new, but also older songs we haven’t performed in ages! See you all on tour through 2017,” concludes Anders.

 

“The Road More or Less Traveled” will be released on CD/DVD, Blu Ray standalone, and digital editions and will include the following tracks:

 

CD/DVD/BLU-RAY:

1. Ghost Of Graceland
2. Better The Devil You Know
3. Non Stop Madness
4. Ready For The Taking
5. Papertiger
6. Do Your Own Stunts
7. Endangered
8. Gimme One More Night
9. We Own The Night
10. Roar
11. Get You On The Run
12. Conspiracy
13. Skies Of Mongolia
14. World Of Promises

 

SEE TREAT ON TOUR:

March 25 - Torp, Avesta , SWE
March 31 - High Voltage, Copenhagen, DDK
April 1 - Oefenbunker, Landgraaf, NL
April 2 - Roxyoxy, Flensburg, DE
April 4 - Garage DeLuxe, Munich, DE
April 5 - Kreuz, Obermachtal, DE
April 6 - Der Cult, Nurnberg, D, DE
May 17 - Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, JP
May 18 - U- Umeda Quattro, Osaka, JP
May 27 - Kalos Festival, Madrid, ES
AAugust 25 - Hair Metal Heaven Festival, Hull UK

 

TREAT

Robert Ernlund: Lead vocals
Anders Wikström: Lead Guitars and vocals
Pontus Egberg: Electric Bass and vocals
Jamie Borger: Drums
Patrick Appelgren- keyboards/ vocals

 

Weblinks: www.facebook.com/treatofficial / www.instagram.com/treatnews

 

Edenbridge release new video for 'The Moment Is Now'

The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge release a new video for the song "The Moment Is Now" taken from the forthcoming album "The Great Momentum".

 

You can watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/afvd9cGBlKQ

 

"The Great Momentum" will be released February 17th, 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer as 2CD digi (bonus CD with instrumental versions), 2LP gatefold (golden vinyl), Boxset (only Europe - incl. 2CD digi, 2LP, poster, sticker, button, patch, mousepad, hand signed photocard), download and stream.

 

Tracklisting

1. SHIANTARA (5:51)

2. THE DIE IS NOT CAST (5:15)

3. THE MOMENT IS NOW (4:21)

4. UNTIL THE END OF TIME (4:36)

5. THE VISITOR (5:54)

6. RETURN TO GRACE (5:13)

7. ONLY A WHIFF OF LIFE (3:44)

8. A TURNAROUND IN ART (7:32)

9. THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL (12:18)

 

LIVE 2017

24.2. A-Traun - Spinnerei

26.2. A-Vienna - Szene

 

LINE-UP:

Sabine Edelsbacher: Lead Vocals

Lanvall: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass, 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Nylon Guitar, Piano & Keyboards, Hammered Dulcimer, Bouzouki

Dominik Sebastian: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Nylon Guitar

Johannes Jungreithmeier: Drums

 

"Shiantara" Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/sPxlQxwHNEs

Album Trailer: https://youtu.be/i3xErjCPmPU

 

http://www.edenbridge.org/  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edenbridge/65841432999

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

 

Unruly Child to release special box set collection via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to present a very special box set release from UNRULY CHILD, "Reigning Frogs – The Box Set Collection” on April 21, 2017.

 

This exclusive, limited edition, brand new box set includes the rare and hard-to-find releases from the band's catalog. In all, five full length studio albums and one DVD are included in this beautifully packaged, must have release for Unruly Child Band fans.

 

"Reigning Frogs – The Box Set Collection” contents:

- “Waiting For The Sun”, which was originally released in 1998 and featured the line-up of singer Kelly Hansen (ex-Hurricane, now with Foreigner), Gowdy and Jay Schellen (with special guest Ricky Phillips of Styx on bass).

- “The Basement Demos”, which features all the demos that the band recorded in preparation for their first record for Interscope Records. The album also includes a bonus DVD with rare in-studio interviews and recording sessions from the same period.

- “UCIII”, an album which sees another Unruly Child incarnation featuring Gowdy with Guy Allison and Philip Bardowell taking on vocal duties. While slightly more proggy at times, “UCIII” still retains the overall vibe that fans loved about Unruly Child.

- “Worlds Collide”, which featured the full reunion of the original lineup of the band (Gowdy-Allison-Free-Antonino-Schellen). This release truly brought back the magic of the early demos and the first record.

- “Down The Rabbit Hole” is an independently released album – very much sought after by collectors – which was only sold in a limited number of copies via the band’s website in 2014. Another fine and classic melodic rock release featuring the original line-up.

The Box Set houses the CDs in vinyl replica and includes all lyrics, a total of three bonus tracks (unreleased outside Japan) and a 20 page booklet, including exclusive stories personally written by Gowdy, Free, and Allison as well as photos from their archives.

 

A superb release LIMITED to ONLY 1000 COPIES worldwide!

 

Tracklisting:

CD1 - Waiting For The Sun


-Heart Run Free
-Rise Up
-Why Should I Care
-Forever
-Man Inside
-Do You Ever Think Of Me
-Still Believe
-To The Cross
-Fool Again
-Live In The Night
-Waiting For The Sun
-World Of Difference (Bonus Track)

 

CD 2 - The Basement Demos


-On The Rise
-Rock Me Down Nasty
-To Be Your Everything
-Lay Down Your Arms
-Is It Over
-Let’s Talk About Love
-Long Hair Woman
-Forever
-Live In The Night
-Unruly Child
-Undefeated
-Down The Road
-Still Believe
-The Man Inside
-Live Without Love
-True Love

 

CD 3 - UCIII


-Tear Me Down
-Falling
-All Around Me
-Bring Me Home
-Sleeping Town
-You See Three
-Kings Of Tragedy
-Vertigo
-Shades Of Love
-Unruly Child
-Something
-Ruby Tuesday (Bonus Track)

 

CD 4 - Worlds Collide


-Show Me The Money
-Insane
-When We Were Young
-Tell Another Lie
-Love Is Blind
-When Worlds Collide
-Talk To Me
-Life Death
-Read My Mind
-Neverland
-Very First Time
-You Don't Understand
-Talk To Me (Acoustic Remix) (Bonus Track)

 

CD 5 - Down The Rabbit Hole


-This Is Who I Am
-She Can't See Me
-Down The Rabbit Hole
-For All We Know
-Breaking Hearts
-Kindred
-Say I Love You

 

DVD - The Basement Demos DVD


-On The Rise (Live Video)
-When Love Is Gone (Live Video)
-Wind Me Up (Live Video)
-Unruly Child Revisited (Interview)
-Long Hair Woman
-History Lesson (Interview) (Incl. Medley: Long Hair Woman, To Be Your Everything, Is It Over, When Love Is Gone, On The Rise)
-Forever (Ricky Phillips Studio Session)
-Buffalo Mics (Ricky Phillips Studio Session)
-One Note Away (Ricky Phillips Studio Session)
-Stairway To Drums (Jay Schellen Studio Session)
-Unruly Child (Tracking - Studio Session)
-On The Rise 1 (Tracking - Studio Session)
-Tunnel Of Love (Tracking - Studio Session)
-Sinking Vocals (The Asylum - Studio Session)

 

UNRULY CHILD:


Bruce Gowdy – guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals
Guy Allison – keyboards, bass, drums, vocals
Marcie / Mark Free – vocals
Kelly Hansen – vocals
Philip Bardowell – vocals
Larry Antonino – bass
Jay Schellen – drums

 

Prong announce 2017 tour dates and new album via SPV / Steamhammer

American Power Trio Prong announce 2017 European “Zero Days” Summer Tour, featuring some of the most coveted festivals as well as a run of headline shows!

New studio outing “ZERO DAYS” drops Summer 2017 via SPV GmbH / Steamhammer.

 

PRONG founder Tommy Victor: “Europe is a special place for PRONG and 2017 is shaping up to be another touring year for the history books. Many great festivals and great clubs are on the agenda and we will be bringing some new music along as well! We are extremely excited!”

 

PRONG also announce that their new album “ZERO DAYS” will be released in the summer of 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV. More details to be surface in the coming weeks.

 

PRONG spent the better part of October and November 2016 trekking through Europe with Obituary, Exodus and King Parrot as part of the “Battle Of The Bays”-Tour. In April/May they will be touring North America with Testament and Sepultura. This touring cycle has counted among the busiest and most successful in the band’s illustrious career.

 

PRONG

“Zero Days - Tour 2017”
16.06.B-Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
18.06.F-Clisson - Hellfest

 

13.07.D-Hamburg - Hafenklang
14.07.D-Münster - Sputnikhalle
15.07.NL-Eindhoven - Dynamo Metal Fest
18.07.GB-Glasgow - Audio
19.07.GB-Belfast - Voodoo
20.07.IE-Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
21.07.GB-Manchester - Rebellion
22.07.GB-London - Underworld
26.07.D-Munich - Free&Easy Festival
27.07.D-Stuttgart - Keller Klub
28.07.D-Weinheim - Cafe Central
29.07.D-Essen - Nord Open Air
30.07.D-Siegen - Vortex

 

02.08.D-Potsdam - Waschhaus
03.08.PL-Kostrzyn - Woodstock Open Air
04.08.D-Wacken - Wacken Open Air
05.08.D-Veltheim - Festival Kult
06.08.D-Cologne - Rheinriot
09.08.D-Regensburg - Eventhall Airport
10.08.A-Graz - Explosiv
11.08.A-Vienna - Viper Room
12.08.CZ-Josefov - Brutal Assault Festival
25.08.D-Sulingen - ReLoad Festival

 

Outline Magazine UK wrote about one of the recent shows:

 

“From the start it’s clear why Prong have made such an impression on the music scene. They have a sound bigger than the sum of the three people on stage, and they know how to use it. It’s like someone has weaponised metal, and they’re using the audience for aural target practice. It’s impressive, and it’s also really, really fucking good.”

 

The current PRONG album "X-No Absolutes" was released last year through SPV/Steamhammer as a Digipak (incl. bonus track + sticker), Double LP Gatefold version (red vinyl, CD in paper sleeve) and as download and stream. The album entered the official album charts in Germany, the USA, Belgium and the UK.

 

PRONG released a new lyric video for the song: "In Spite of Hindrances": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkZNftcIYrw

 

Geoff Tate to debut in horror film 'The Burningmoor Deaths'

On February 14th, MVD Entertainment will release the feature film debut of Geoff Tate, former lead vocalist of the multi-platinum metal band Queensryche. Entitled The Burningmoore Deaths, the horror film - written and directed by Jonathan Williams - is inspired by true events surrounding unsolved murders captured on security cameras during a production shoot of a Home Improvement TV show pilot.

 

Tate takes the role of James Parrish, a man who allegedly killed his own wife and three children before disappearing without a trace. With the home now vacated and boarded up, a home improvement company gets permission to film the renovation process for a test pilot for a TV network, not knowing that Parrish had returned to take up residence once again in the derelict building. Bloody chaos ensues - and it's all captured on camera!

 

The Burningmoore Deaths features an original score by Andrew Kadin with additional music by Dawn of Solace and Geoff Tate.

 

"I think I've always done it... in our own shows and with the way I present music," said Tate. "It all has a bit of a stage acting bend to it. So this wasn't really a stretch for me... it was just playing to a different audience, to a camera rather than a room full of people, but it's the same thing. You play-act and you make stuff up and you present that like you like you would in a stage show."

 

The Burningmoore Deaths will be available on all digital stores for download and also available on DVD in retail stores, the MVD Shop and on Amazon.

 

Quiet Riot unleash 'Road Rage' on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Quiet Riot’s highly anticipated new studio album, “Road Rage” on April 21, 2017.

 

Famously known as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became a global sensation thanks to their monstrous smash hit 1983 album, “Metal Health.” The band now continues their historic journey in 2017 with founding member and drummer Frankie Banali who, on this new release is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of QUIET RIOT since 1982) and guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been handling his duties since 2004,) together with new vocalist Seann Nicols.

 

“I’m very excited about the release of ‘Road Rage’ on Frontiers Music Srl, which is the first official QUIET RIOT release in eleven years. It contains all newly written and recorded original songs. We stayed true to the great tradition and sound of QUIET RIOT while at the same time always moving musically forward,” says founding member Frankie Banali.

 

Frankie Banali's history with QUIET RIOT spans over 34 years and he has the distinction of being the only member of QUIET RIOT to have recorded on every single QUIET RIOT release from 1983’s METAL HEALTH through 2017’s “Road Rage”. After nearly ten years since the loss of his friend and co-founding member and bandmate Kevin DuBrow, and with careful consideration, soul searching and with the blessings and support of Kevin DuBrow's family, Frankie has moved forward with the band to bring the fans “Road Rage.”

Musically, “Road Rage” offers exactly what you would expect from QUIET RIOT. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer.

 

QUIET RIOT are back stronger than ever, in perfect METAL HEALTH with the new album, “Road Rage”! Catch them on the road this summer!

 

Road Rage Track Listing:

1. Nothing But Trouble
2. Let It Go
3. Snake Charmer
4. Hey Lil' Sister
5. I Don't Need You Anymore
6. Sledge Hammer
7. Never You Mind
8. Empty Rooms
9. Dirty Money
10. The Seeker
11. Road Rage

 

QUIET RIOT

Frankie Banali - drums
Alex Grossi - guitars
Chuck Wright – bass guitar
Seann Nicols - vocals

 

For More Info Visit:  www.quietriot.band  www.facebook.com/quietriot

 

Rockingham line-up announced

Are you ready, I mean, are you really ready? Well here we go for Rockingham three, so get strapped in as this rollercoaster promises to be a thrill a minute ride. Three days, eighteen bands and more melodic rock than you'll find in one place all year as Rockingham returns to, Trent University, the scene of last year’s crime.

You want big hitters, well step forward Vince Neil, Loverboy, Dave Bickler and Kix, a quartet of bands and artists that would grace any stage. With a supporting cast that includes the likes of Honeymoon Suite, Harem Scarem and Great White how can you go wrong? Throw in some hot new talent along the lines of Cruzh, Maverick and the Amorettes and all the bases are being covered.

With a welcome return from Fortune, one of the best bands from last year’s festival and a first time appearance from Blanc Faces, you can guarantee that the pure AOR fans will be more than happy. 

With English AOR ably represented by the likes Vega, Bailey, Dare, Moritz and Airrace, this is shaping up to be one of the best Festivals of the year.

It’s all set to take place over the weekend of the 2Oth to 22nd of October, at Nottingham’s Trent University.

 

LINE UP FOR THE WEEKEND

 

VINCE NEIL

If you’re the kind of person that’s been wandering around with a “Dude! Where’s my Crue?” look upon your face since the demise of the legendary L.A rockers, then fear not as the good folks at Rockingham have it covered. The mighty Vince Neil is about to hit the UK with a solo extravaganza that is sure to dazzle and delight in equal measure. We can only add, Vince, you’re hired!

 

KIX

Whoa, take it easy, Kix are in town and its woman hunting season. This is one band that will bring the party to Rockingham. Their back catalogue just spells fun, with a capital F.U.N! From Layin’ Rubber, Lie Like A Rug and Atomic Bomb through to Yeah, Yeah, Yeah and Hot Wire, Kix are indeed, for kids. We may just break out a case of cold Heineken and a bottle of Jack Daniels, not a small one, a bloody great big one.

 

LOVERBOY

For Loverboy this will be their first time back on UK soil since the late eighties when they supported Def Leppard on the second leg of their UK Hysteria tour. I caught them in Birmingham back then and they didn't disappoint, giving a masterclass of songs and stage craft. Their debut is still one of the best in Canadian hard rock history and in my eyes they are up there with the likes of Nightranger and Autograph as one of the finest bands that this genre has ever given us. Their performance will be a bucket list moment for a lot of people, so expect them to bring the house down. You'll love every minute of it!

 

GREAT WHITE

Great White will need no introduction to the average rock punter. Having toured the U.K with Whitesnake in the early eighties, plus a slew of shows since, they’ve won the hearts of the UK public. This might be the version without Jack Russell, but original member Mark Kendall and Terry Ilous (XYZ) will make sure that this performance will still pack a bite.

 

DAVE BICKLER

With Nigel Bailey as his master of ceremonies, David Bickler is in safe hands and is sure to rise up and delight all in attendance. As the man at the front of Survivor for many a year, Bickler is no stranger to the big occasion. With a set that is sure to bring all of Survivors best loved songs into one fun packed set, this could be Nigel Baileys biggest task to date.

 

HONEYMOON SUITE

Maple leaf mayhem, with a soft rocking sheen is what you'll be given from the good ship H.M.S. With a back catalogue to die for, a band tighter than my wallet and a reputation of some repute, the Honeymooners will be welcome back on these shores like long lost heroes. If their past performances in this country are anything to go by, then this could be a must see moment.

 

HAREM SCAREM

Harem Scarem has been around for nearly thirty years, yes, thirty years! Whilst the rest of us have aged, the only thing that has changed with Harry Hess is the hair; everything else still looks the same. The same can be said about their music, from their AORtastic debut, through to the more modern leanings of their recent output, Harem Scarem have always delivered.

 

VEGA

With Harry Hess in their corner and one of the finest albums of last year under their belts, Vega will take Rockingham by the scruff of the neck and not let go until it's been thoroughly entertained. With four albums to choose from their only problem will be what songs to leave out of a set that will lift the roof off.

 

MORITZ

The last time I witnessed these boys at HRH AOR they were one of the bands of that weekend, with Peter Scallan proving why he is regarded as one of the UKs finest vocalists. Sans Greg Hart, the Moritz blitz will be on a roll thanks to a wonderful new album, which should be released imminently, so expect a show stealing festival performance from one of the UKs finest acts.

 

BLANC FACES

Robbie LeBlanc is a vocalist of some renown, as his brace of Blanc Faces CDswill testify. With a recently reissued CD of his first band Fury in the racks, plus the promise of new material, Robbie will be like watching Michael Bolton in his early days as his perfect AOR vocals deliver the kind of music that is guaranteed to please any aficionado of the genre.

 

FORTUNE

At last year’s Rockingham Fortune gave a masterclass in perfect AOR, Larry Greene was majestic and the whole performance was in the top three of the weekend. They showed that old AORsters might fade away, but they never lose their ability to impress and that's what Fortune did, in spades. So you don't want to miss what will be one of the sure-fire best sets of the whole weekend.

 

AIRRACE

And talking of fine UK acts, the wonderful Airrace make a return to U.K. Stages with a revised line up, but minus none of the class associated with their name. With Adam Payne (Serpentine) replacing Keith Murrell, Laurie Mansworth and company will endeavour to make this anything but a brief encounter, more a lasting impression.

 

BAILEY

Nigel Bailey is fast becoming the go-to guy for long lost AORsters like Stan Bush and Kevin Chalfant, so It'll be good to finally see him front his own band. You can expect a healthy dose of songs from his debut album, with a smattering of Three Lions and Hardline songs thrown in for good measure. With the promise of more double denim on show than there is in Vinny Burns' wardrobe, Nigel Bailey will get the just rewards he deserves.

 

DARE

With Vinny Burns firmly ensconced back into the Dare fold and their recent album heralding a return to their soft rocking best, the potential for a performance of some magnitude is stacking up nicely. Expect a set of flowing, white shirt toting anthemic AOR from one of the UKs best loved AOR outfits.

 

MAVERICK

Northern Ireland's answer to Motley Crue, well, the Crue on a budget if I'm honest, will be a hard hitting surprise for many. Two albums into their career, their sophomore release is currently garnering them plenty of support and this live appearance is certain to be incendiary.

 

THE AMORETTES

Girls with guitars and plenty of attitude, so what's not to like? They've recently tore it up with the likes of The Treatment and the Black Star Riders, coming out the other side with nothing but praise on their side. They’ll be like Girlschool on steroids and will drink you under the table, get ready to party.

 

CRUZH

Swedish newcomers, Cruzh, will be a soft- rock sensation as they bathe you with their lightweight sounds. They will be the aural equivalent of a pampering spa day, luxurious and stress free. Their debut is one of the best in recent years, they have the ability to impress and this performance will be one not to miss.

 

BROTHER FIRETRIBE

The Nightwish connection aside, Brother Firetribe is best known for their uncanny ability to pen bombastic AOR tunes. Returning to Rockingham for the second time, Emppu Vuorinen and company will be a welcome addition to this bill as they promote their fabulous new album, “Sunbound”.

 

I think you’ll all agree that Rockingham Festivals AOR credentials have been fully endorsed by having such an array of talent on show. Fans and ticket buyers would also be wise to watch out for announcements of official pre and after shows in the coming months via the festivals Facebook page. 

 

TICKETING DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE FROM: www.rockinghamlive.com

 

Amy Lee releases 'Love Exists' EP

When I was in Italy filming the video for “Speak To Me," I fell in love with a song I heard on the radio there. L’amore Esiste by Francesca Michielin. It seemed to follow me everywhere, got under my skin and just wouldn’t leave. I couldn’t stop listening to it, over and over the whole way home. I started piecing together what the lyrics meant and wrote my own twist on them in English. I showed my idea to one of my dream producers, Guy Sigsworth, and somehow convinced him to come to New York and re-create the song with me. Dave Eggar contributed his lush string arrangement and we all just lived in this song for a week at Flux Studios on the lower east side.

What an incredibly fulfilling experience it was to make this beautiful thing. And with such a talented, down-to-earth, and inspired team- with no rules or limitations beyond the ones we created. Guy pushed me in new ways and I learned a few things. It was a unique honor to work beside someone I admire so much on something that at the time had no plan, no album to go on, and made no sense other than how good it felt. It’s easy to get bogged down by the “point” sometimes, when what matters most in my opinion, in music-making, is following your heart. Finding a way to satisfy that deep need to express something that can’t be said with words alone.

 

Love is anything but simple. And it manifests itself in countless forms. It can be inconvenient. Painful. Easier to ignore than to trust. But we are still connected, despite how alone we feel sometimes. Can we be brave enough to love, knowing it’s going to hurt? Can we drop our cynicism long enough to see beyond the frustrations, the discontentment, the fear of the unknown and the anger for all we can’t control? Love is all around. Even in the darkest places. And it is worth everything. Look out, look in. Love exists.

 

Artwork by Jennybird Alcantara

Get "Love Exists" now on iTunes! http://apple.co/2lynqwk

 

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the release of Crazy Lixx's new studio album

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Crazy Lixx's new studio album, “Ruff Justice” on April 21, 2017.

 

The new record celebrates Crazy Lixx’s fifteenth anniversary as a band and offers ten hair / sleaze / 80's metal gems that harken back to the height of the hard rock era. The new songs draw inspiration from not only music, but also from 1980’s horror and action flicks and stand as a glowing reminder that pretty much everything was better in the 80’s. With its big choruses, memorable hooks and riffs, impressive guitar solos, and a massive production by Danny Rexon and Chris Laney, this album is sure to resonate with old fans and new listeners alike.

 

“We’ve tried the same ‘all killers-no fillers’ approach that we’ve gone for on our previous albums, but this time, more than ever, I think we’ve come close to that vision,“ says lead singer and producer Danny Rexon.

 

“Ruff Justice” will be the first Crazy Lixx album to feature the new lineup with Chrisse Olsson and Jens Lundgren handling axe duties.

 

“It does bring a certain feel to the album that I think we’ve been missing since the days of ‘New Religion’ (2010). Once again the whole band pulls in the same direction and the end result, I believe, will be very well received among those who hold ‘New Religion’ in high regards. If I would compare Ruff Justice to any of our previous albums, that would have to be the one,” Danny Rexon concludes.

 

The album also includes three songs which appear on the “Friday The 13th” videogame soundtrack: “XIII”, “Killer“ and “Live Before I Die”. Friday the 13th: The Game is an upcoming survival horror video game developed by Gun Media and IllFonic, and published by Gun Media. It is scheduled for release in early 2017 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, and Playstation 4.

 

With "Ruff Justice", Crazy Lixx have raised their game tremendously! As always, their live shows in support of this album are going to take no prisoners! Don’t miss them while they’re on the road!

 

“Ruff Justice” tracklisting includes:

1. Wild Child

2. XIII

3. Walk The Wire

4. Shot With A Needle Of Love

5. Killer

6. Hunter Of The Heart

7. Snakes In Paradise

8. If It's Love

9. Kiss Of Judas

10. Live Before I Die

 

CRAZY LIXX

Danny Rexon – vocals

Joél Cirera - drums

Jens Sjöholm – bass guitar

Chrisse Olsson - guitar

Jens Lundgren - guitar

 

TOUR DATES (more shows TBA)

April 29 - Frontiers Rock Festival, Live Club, Trezzo Sull'Adda, Italy

May 19 - Hard Rock Cafe , Oslo, Norway

May 27 - Sala La Riviera, Madrid, Spain

Sep 3 - 02 Academy, Sheffield, United Kingdom

 

Weblinks:  www.crazylixx.com   www.facebook.com/crazylixx 

 

Power Metal heroes Power Quest sign with Inner Wound Recordings

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of POWER QUEST, one of the premiere melodic power metal bands in the world, to the label. The band will hit the studio in April and the new album is scheduled to be released in October.

 

Known for their catchy, uplifting sound and superb live shows, PQ are back to deliver their 6th album in conjunction with Inner Wound. Having toured with the likes of Helloween, Angra, Freedom Call and Symphony X to name but a few, the band are ready to take things to the next level.

 

Steve Williams of Power Quest comments:

 

I'm really pleased to have sealed the deal with Emil and Inner Wound for the release of the next PQ opus. We were in discussions for a couple of months, during which time the salient points of the deal were already agreed before I recently flew to Gothenburg to sign the agreement in person. In this age of faceless business it was refreshing to do things the old fashioned way. I'm really excited about this collaboration and we have a lot of cool things planned for the next 12 months.

 

Emil Westerdahl of Inner Wound Recordings comments:

 

It's a true pleasure to announce the signing of POWER QUEST to the label. During the past few months that Steve and I have been in contact it's become clear that we share the same vision for the band and that POWER QUEST and Inner Wound is a perfect fit. I am really excited about the cooperation and also confident that together we'll be able to take POWER QUEST to the next level.

 

Power Quest line-up:

Ashley Edison - Vocals

Steve Williams - Keyboards

Dan Owen - Guitars

Gav Owen - Guitars

Paul Finnie - Bass

Rich Smith - Drums

 

Upcoming Power Quest shows:

Mar 23: Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Mar 25: Hammerfest - Pwllheli, United Kingdom

Jul 02: Sin City - Swansea, United Kingdom

Jul 16: SOS Festival - Manchester, United Kingdom

Aug 18: Sabaton Open Air - Falun, Sweden

Sep 06: ProgPower USA - Atlanta, USA

 

Power Quest online: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/powerquestofficial

Website: http://www.power-quest.co.uk

 

Inner Wound Recordings online: Website: http://www.innerwound.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/innerwoundrecordings

 

Chickenfoot streaming new single from 'Best + Live' album

Chickenfoot's new release BEST + LIVE (coming March 10, 2017) features the band's first new tune in 5 years. The new track “Divine Termination” opens up the group’s first ever best of collection.  Check it out here -  https://soundcloud.com/chickenfootband/divine-termination

In addition to “Divine Termination,” BEST + LIVE includes over 90 minutes of live music – for the first time released on CD. Sammy Hagar says, "Listening to this collection of songs from the ‘Foot brings back memories of some of the most fun I've ever had in a band. The chemistry between Chad, Joe, Mike and me is very special. It's almost like visual music -- you can see us having fun when you listen to these songs."

 

In May 2016, Chickenfoot reunited for two highly-anticipated one-time shows at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and played their first complete set in more than six years, along with a special unveiling of the new tune "Divine Termination." Joe Satriani describes the track as "bone crunching, hell raising rock, dripping with attitude and vibe. Just the way Chickenfoot likes it!"

 

Both the extra CD “LIVE” and the bonus tracks on the best of feature a 13 song strong set list including almost every song from Chickenfoot’s debut album as well as Sammy Hagar’s old Montrose classic “Bad Motor Scooter,” The Who’s “My Generation” and Joe Satriani’s interpretation of “The Star Spangled Banner" – all recorded live in Phoenix 2009 and available for the first time on CD (previously only available as video on the DVD/Blu-ray "Get Your Buzz On."

 

 

CD1 - BEST OF

  • 01. Divine Termination ** NEW SONG **

  • 02. Soap On A Rope

  • 03. Sexy Little Thing

  • 04. Oh Yeah

  • 05. Get It Up

  • 06. Future In The Past

  • 07. Big Foot

  • 08. Different Devil

  • 09. Lighten Up

  • 10. Dubai Blues

  • 11. Something Going Wrong

Bonus LIVE TRACKS:

  • 12. Highway Star

  • 13. Bad Motor Scooter

  • 14. My Generation

 

CD2 - LIVE

  • 01. Avenida Revolution

  • 02. Sexy Little Thing

  • 03. Soap On A Rope

  • 04. My Kinda Girl

  • 05. Down The Drain

  • 06. Bitten By The Wolf

  • 07. Oh Yeah

  • 08. Learning To Fall

  • 09. Get It Up

  • 10. Turnin’ Left

  • 11. Future In The Past

 

Release Date: Friday, March 10th, 2017 by eOne Music in North America and earMUSIC/Edel around the world. 

Ian Anderson to release a classical compilation of Jethro Tull

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. With nearly 50 years’ history, the band has performed more than 3,000 concerts in 40 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year. Now, Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, and the Carducci Quartet are set to release Jethro Tull - The String Quartets, a collection of 12 re-imagined Tull classics, allowing Tull fans and classical music connoisseurs to enjoy the band’s vast catalog in a new way. 

The album will be available in the U.S. on March 24, 2017 via BMG/The End Records. 

In addition, Ian Anderson is returning to the United States for three rock tours in 2017; firstly, during this May and June in the Mountain States, Texas, and Oklahoma. These concerts are Best of Jethro Tull multimedia performances billed as "Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson" and feature the regular rock band. They will take place in Albuquerque, El Paso, Sugar Land (Houston), Austin, and Durant OK. Tickets for Albuquerque, El Paso, Austin and Durant are on sale now. Sugar Land tickets go on sale Friday, February 24. Stay tuned for an announcement for one more show for the May tour.

There will be a special concert of JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater, in Morrison, Colorado, on May 26.  

JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson - U.S. Tour Dates
05/26: Red Rocks Amphitheater; Morrison, CO (with the Colorado Symphony)
05/27: Route 66 Casino; Legends Theatre, Albuquerque, NM 
05/28: Plaza Theatre PAC; El Paso, TX 
05/30: Smart Financial Centre; Sugar Land (Houston), TX 
05/31: ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Austin, TX 
06/01: Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater; Durant, OK 

In 2017, JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson will play in Australia and New Zealand during April with further tours and concerts throughout Europe, USA and South America later in the year.

Ian is accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums). 

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Official Tracklist


01. In the Past (Living In The Past)
02. Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You’re a Woman / Reasons For Waiting)
03. Bungle (Bungle In The Jungle)
04. We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major)
05. Farm, the Fourway (Farm On The Freeway)
06. Songs and Horses (Songs From The Wood / Heavy Horses) **
07. Only the Giving (Wond’ring Aloud)
08. Loco (Locomotive Breath)
09. Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song) **
10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)
11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) **
12. Aquafugue (Aqualung)

** Available for instant download with the full album iTunes Pre-Order

 

Sainted Sinners to release self titled album this month

"Just imagine the best of LYNYRD SKYNYRD meets WHITESNAKE and your somewhere in the ball park

that Sainted Sinners inhabit, these guys know what it is to rock with style"

Chris Tsangarides (Producer; JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY a.o.).



Expressing the “pure essence of rock’n’roll”, was the ambition that paired five well-known and experienced musicians together in early 2016, to create and play the music which is deeply inside their hearts and in their blood. The love for rock legends, such as DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE, UFO, BLACK SABBATH, VAN HALEN and many others, built the cornerstone for the music of the new founded five-piece called SAINTED SINNERS.


 

Fronted by the unique, soul-driven voice of American born vocalist DAVID REECE (ex-ACCEPT) and highly gifted guitar player FRANK PANÉ, SAINTED SINNERS got completed by legendary keyboard player FERDY DOERNBERG (AXEL RUDI PELL) and the dynamic rhythm section of the two former PURPENDICULAR members MALTE FREDERIK BURKERT (bass) and the Hungarian drum maestro BERCI HIRLEMAN. “The idea first started with me thinking about forming a band where I can follow my natural taste of music without compromises. I was writing music and then basically formed the band around who would fit the direction it was going”, remembers FRANK PANÉ, whose first step was to contact his former band mate DAVID REECE. “Being one of my all time-favourite singers, he was my obvious choice. It just clicked immediately and so we agreed to lead the band together as we trust and respect each other.”


 

Oklahoma born front man DAVID REECE grew up with the country music of artists like HANK WILLIAMS and discovered his love for rock music with the early works of THE WHO, ROLLING STONES and DEEP PURPLE. “I've toured around this wonderful world and learned many things about being a front-man and what it takes to bring the best game I've got to deliver to those who like me, love music and live it each and every day. I've also learned that in order to win, you must play with a real and meaningful team of players and writers - because teams win! And SAINTED SINNERS to me is a team, I feel very much a part of in my heart and cannot wait for the world to see and hear what we've created!” So when REECE was visited by PANÉ in his new home in the heart of Italy, his decision came quickly. “I always knew that his guitar playing was exceptional and it definitely was the right time to create some outstanding music. So he first played me what was supposed to become 'Truth Is A Lie' and I immediately grabbed onto the melody and it just kind of flowed from there”, remembers the vocalist, who released a milestone in rock and metal history with the successful ACCEPT record »Eat The Heat«, out in 1989.

“We have followed our natural creativity”, states PANÉ, who is in the music scene since more than two decades and was part of a.o. progressive metal act VALLEYS EVE and among others also the eminently respectable PURPENDICULAR. “It became very clear, that we shared the same vision and creative ideas”, added REECE. “Frank came to me with an album full of music that honestly was incredibly easy to absorb and write, too. He also respects me as a person and a singer, so it lifted me to apply my ideas on his music.” Call it magic, but this is what it takes to create an outstanding and unique record. “Sometimes it's even a little spooky how easy it was working together. One had an idea and the other followed with exactly what the other had in mind… some telepathic thing going on”, commented the guitar player.


 

The self-titled debut album, which will be out on the uprising EL PUERTO RECORDS label in February 24th 2017, tells a lot of rock’n’roll stories, written by the sophisticated vocalist. “I had a pretty rough year”, starts the singer and reaches back: “Lyrics are just stories about what I am going through as a person. Also the world stage of late has offered a plethora of topics and inspiration to write about.” Some of them are autobiographic and far away from what he calls “baby-baby-whoah”-lyrics. Both music and lyrics work together perfectly and make a great package, including outstanding tracks like the two singles 'Maybe She's Got Balls' and 'We're All Sainted Sinners', the furious opener 'Knight Of The Long Knives' or the gripping 'Blue Lightning Man'. Classic Hard Rock with deep emotions, heart and soul… and a lot of balls!


 

Those eleven tracks of the self-titled debut album were written and produced by FRANK PANÉ and DAVID REECE, partly recorded at Sound Design in Germany with ROBBIE HOCHWIND during mid-summer 2016, as well as in early fall 2016 by MARIO PERCUDANI at the Tanzan Music Studios. The final mastering was done by DANIELE MANDELLI at Tanzan Music Studios in late fall 2016.


 

“I feel a very strong sense of pride! I feel it's a great representation of who I and we are”, summarizes DAVID REECE, who calls the eleven tracks colorful. “Concerning the logistic distance between everybody and the fact that we just started as a band, it's a very promising debut with many albums to follow”, rejoices FRANK PANÉ. And it becomes obvious, that »Sainted Sinners« is the beginning of a new, exciting hard rocking fairytale.

 

SAINTED SINNERS - Sainted Sinners

 

El Puerto Records
 

 

US Release Date: February 24th, 2017

 

TRACK LISTING:

 

1. Knight Of The Long Knives
2. Beauty In The Beast
3. Maybe She's Got Balls
4. We're All Sainted Sinners
5. Blue Lightning Man
6. The Love That I Have Found
7. Did You
8. In Need
9. Evangeline
10. Shine Diamond Girl
11. Truth Is A Lie

 

www.facebook.com/SaintedSinners

 

Night Ranger to release 'Don't Let Up' on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger. “Don’t Let Up” is set for a March 24th release. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD - physical format only). For your first taste of new music from the album, check out "Somehow Someway" here: https://youtu.be/n9zw-HLO_to

 

“‘Somehow Someway’ is all Night Ranger. It not only captures the spirit of our live shows but also is the essence of who we are and who we have been for the last 35 years…a kick ass American rock and roll band…case closed,” says Jack Blades, bassist and vocalist .

 

Adds Kelly Keagy, drummer and vocalist, "[t]he song "Somehow Someway" is an up-tempo rocker with an infectious, big guitar lick. Take caution while you're driving in your car, you may find yourself going WAY over the speed limit. Check it out!"

 

"Our new single, 'Somehow Someway' is a rockin' barnburner up to the standards of our first single, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me". This could be a great song to perform live and add to our setlist....Enjoy!!" encourages guitarist Brad Gillis.

 

Pre-order "Don't Let Up" and/or stream the first single here: http://radi.al/NightRangerDontLetUp or at the links below:


- Amazon: http://radi.al/DontLetUpAmazon
- iTunes: http://radi.al/DontLetUpiTunes
- Google Play: http://radi.al/DontLetUpGooglePlay
- Spotify: http://radi.al/DontLetUpSpotify

 

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80's, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.

 

The new album, "Don't Let Up" was self-produced by the band.

 

“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock 'n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says Blades of the new album.

 

Keagy adds, “Working on the material for the new album "Don't Let Up" was a great experience once again. I always look forward to creating music with Brad, Eric, Kerri, and Jack. I'm really looking forward to playing some of this material for the fans. It rocks!”

 

"I'm looking forward to the new Night Ranger studio effort 'Don't Let Up' as it's always a pleasure releasing new material to keep the bands creative flow. As typical for NR, we have all the elements that made us popular in the first place, including twin lead vocal tradeoffs with Jack and Kelly and dual guitar harmonies and solos with my new partner in crime, Keri Kelli. We've stacked the deck again with up tempo driving rock songs, mid tempo tunes and a few acoustic ballad tracks. We're hoping this new album will be added to your existing Night Ranger catalog!!!" enthuses Gillis.

 

With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, and more than 1 billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.

 

Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more.

 

The band was also one of the first big "video" bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.

 

Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s "Hear The Truth” brand campaign; and many more!

 

NIGHT RANGER is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards), and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).

 

“Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:


1. Somehow Someway
2. Running Out Of Time
3. Truth
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
10. Jamie
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday

*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition

 

*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)

 

For More Info Visit: http://www.nightranger.com   https://www.facebook.com/nightranger

 

Marcel Coenen guests as main guitarist on new Ayreon album, video released

Bo~EL (Bo-El Guitar Company) guitarist Marcel Coenen features as the guitarist on the star studded new rock opera album of Ayreon. The band, with changing members, built-up around former Vengeance guitarist Arjen Anthony Lucassen, will release the album 'The Source' op April 28.

 

Besides Coenen, other artists featured on the album are amazing. The international status of Ayreon enables Arjen Lucassen to write his characters with some of the most respected singers in rock in mind: James Labrie, Tommy Giles Rogers, Simone Simons, Mike Mills, Floor Jansen, Hansi Kursch, Mihael Eriksen, Tobias Sammet, Nils K Rue, Zaher Zorgati, Tommy Karevik and Russell Allen.  Special contributions were offered by guitarists Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan and keyboard player Mark Kelly.

 

Watch the brand new video for the 13 minute epic ‘The Day The World Breaks Down’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFuMKdrzPqU&feature=youtu.be

 

Ayreon will also hit the stage in September in 013, Tilburg, where the show was sold out so quickly, immediately after two shows were added. Besides Coenen, also Bo~EL bassist Johan van Stratum will take part in this live sensation. Renowned drummer Ed Warby (Gorefest, Hail Of Bullets) will form the backbone of the band.

 

Biters set to tour with Blackberry Smoke

Atlanta's rock 'n' roll animals BITERS are set to join fellow Atlanta natives BLACKBERRY SMOKE on their tour of the UK and Europe this spring.

 

BLACKBERRY SMOKE's frontman, Charlie Starr tells us: "We're extremely excited to bring the Georgia boogie to everyone in the UK and Europe with our brethren, BITERS.  This will most likely be a tour to remember!!"

 

Similarly thrilled, BITERS' Tuk comments: "A bunch of wild-eyed southern boys roaming through Europe playing rock 'n' roll?  It doesn't get much better than that!  Also, we're really excited to share some of our upcoming record live!"

 

Don't miss BLACKBERRY SMOKE and BITERS on tour in Europe:

 

Mar. 07 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
Mar. 08 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo
Mar. 10 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
Mar. 11 - Milan, Italy - Fabrique
Mar. 12 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk
Mar. 14 - Berlin, Germany - White Trash
Mar. 16 - Denmark, Copenhagen - Amager Bio
Mar. 17 - Oslo, Norway - Rockafella
Mar. 18 - Stockholm, Sweden - Munchenbryggeriet
Mar. 20 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
Mar. 21 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich
Mar. 22 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
Mar. 24 - Cologne, Germany - Stollwereck
Mar. 25 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
Mar. 27 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 28 - London, UK - Roundhouse
Mar. 29 - Norwich, UK - UEA
Mar. 31 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Apr. 01 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
Apr. 03 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
Apr. 04 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 06 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 07 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
Apr. 08 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramids Centre

 

Tickets for the UK shows are on sale now at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blackberry-smoke-tickets with Dublin tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198239/1043636

 

BLACKBERRY SMOKE's current album, 'Like an Arrow', landed in the UK Album Charts at #8 upon its release late last year and follows the hugely successful 2015 release, 'Holding All the Roses'.  The band also triumphed on BBC 2's 'Later... with Jools Holland' TV show in October.  Check out the clip at http://youtu.be/Lfjfnn5aNk0

 

Following the release of 'Electric Blood' in the summer of 2015, BITERS spent the following year on the road and racked up a nomination for "Best New Band" in Classic Rock magazine's annual "Roll of Honour" awards show.  Check out their video for "1975" at http://youtu.be/6ZdsmWfKNJU

 

BITERS' brand new studio album is set for an early summer release with further details being unveiled soon.

 

You can grab BLACKBERRY SMOKE's 'Like an Arrow' in various formats and bundles, including coloured vinyl, over at http://www.earache.com/likeanarrow.  Snap up BITERS' 'Electric Blood' over at http://www.earache.com/biters

 

For further info on BLACKBERRY SMOKE or BITERS, contact michelle@cosanostrapr.com or point your mouse at the following:

http://www.blackberrysmoke.com   http://www.facebook.com/BlackberrySmoke

http://www.facebook.com/BITERS  http://twitter.com/thebiters

 

Super tour heading your way soon!

Frontiers Music Srl and Truck Me Hard are pleased to announce an absolutely unique event: The Triumvirate Tour!

 

On stage together for the very first time will be three bands from the excellent «Made In Italy» metal scene: Secret Sphere, DGM and TRICK OR TREAT!!! The event will be a true tri-headlining tour with equal performances split between the three bands for about 3 hours of pure Italian energy, catchy melodies, outstanding vocals, blistering guitar solos, and amazing musical arrangements!

 

Confirmed Dates:

- March 17 Czech Rep, Ostrava - Barrack Club
- March 18 Slovakia, Nitra Frankie Rock
- March 24 Netherlands, Zoetermeer - De Boerdrej
- March 25 Belgium, Diest - Moonlight Music Hall
- March 26 Belgium, Roeselare - Verlichte geest
- March 27 France, Paris - Le Klub
- March 29 Spain, Zaragoza - TBA
- March 30 Spain, Madrid - Sala Lemon
- March 31 Spain, Donosti - Euskal Metal Fest
- April 01 Spain, Alicante - TBA
- April 02 Spain, Barcelona - Sala Upload
- April 05 France, Puget-Sur Argens - Le Rats
- April 07 Switzerland, Lenzburg - Meth Bar
- April 08 Italy, Vercelli - Officine Sonore

 

Through strong, solid past and future collaborations lead by a long friendship between band members, the bands have chosen to unite forces for a mix of power and energy which will blow away audiences at every tour stop.

 

SECRET SPHERE is fresh off the release of their very first live album, "One Night In Tokyo" (captured live in Japan) and currently in the producing process of their long awaited new studio album, which will also mark the 20th anniversary of the band. Frontiers will release the album later this year.

 

DGM released a few months ago their latest masterpiece, "The Passage" which received overwhelming reactions from media and fans from many different countries. They are now working on the release of their new double live album.

 

TRICK OR TREAT just started the writing session for the successor to 2016's highly praised "Rabbit's Hill Pt. 2" after a successful tour of Japan (their first)! Trick Or Treat Singer's Alessandro Conti commented, "I'm very proud and happy to embark on this tour together with two bands to which we are also bound by a longtime friendship. The Italian metal scene surely has what it takes to be competitive in the international metal scene and we hope that this will be the first of many more similar tours!!!"

 

Brilliant Italian newcomer SkeleToon will support the party on select dates (marked with *).

 

Escape Music is proud to present to you Dirty White Boyz, new album to be released 24th March 2017

In early 2016, Ex Kiss of the Gypsy & Kingdom of Deadmen frontman/guitarist, Tony Mitchell started writing & recording what was to be his 5th solo studio album.

 

He set out to return to his melodic/AOR rock style that was associated with him in his previous bands leading up to the raw classic rock style of Kiss of the Gypsy & the heavy rocking Kingdom of Deadmen.

 

It became evident to Mitchell that the songs had a real magic about them & rather than finish the album & release it on his own XGypsy music label which he had done with previous albums, he thought he would test the water by sending a handful of tracks out to a few melodic rock record companies.

 

All were blown away & wanted to release it there & then but what swayed Mitchell's decision was when he received a call from Khalil Turk from Escape Music.

 

After a conversation about the recording of the songs, Khalil suggested that he introduced Mitchell to a few musicians that he has worked with, to make the songs sound even better as Mitchell played all instruments & vocals on the demos.

 

The musicians included Paul Hume (lead guitar) & Neil Ogden (drums) from classic rock bands, Demon & Lawless, Nigel Bailey (bass) from melodic rock bands, Bailey, Lifeline & 3 Lions also, Jamie Crees (guitar) from Lawless.

 

All brought their individual style to the table & was evident that something very special was happening ... Dirty White Boyz was born.

They have all come together to form an allegiance of AOR/Classic/Melodic Rock & each lending their style & craft to the dynamic songs for this debut album.

 

DWB have tried to use all the ingredients from their rich history, Mitchell's raw, rock vocals & punchy thick riff guitars, Ogden's thunderous, rock solid drumming, Hume's flawless, majestic lead guitar licks & solos, Crees's power riffs & twin lead & Bailey's thumping, ground shaking bass lines, all of which are singers that can harmonise effortlessly.

 

Now with the debut album, Down & Dirty finished, it's all systems go. The album not only hits you like a freight train, it also leaves you breathless in it's a combination of melodic gems, Anthemic rockers & a few heart wrenching power ballads for good measure.

Songs that will shake the very roof off any venue, songs that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride & songs that will stand the test of time.

 

Dirty White Boyz are here !!! Jump aboard this Rock train, get down & dirty & let's enjoy the ride !!!

Track list: 1- All She Wrote  4:52 / 2- Dynamite 5:17 / 3- Hangin On A Heartache 4:53 / 4- Ride With Angels  5:41 / 5- Playing Dirty 5:08 / 6- Rise 4:52 / 7- Waiting For This Feelin 4:24 / 8- Sanctuary 6:28 / 9- Hell To Pay 5:01 / 10- All In The Name Of Rock N Roll 4:54 / 11- After The Rain 5:41  / 12- Bring It On 5:29

 

The Band is:

Tony Mitchell -  Lead and backing vocals / Guitars / Keyboard

Paul Hume - Guitars / backing vocals

Nigel Bailey - Bass / backing vocals

Neil Ogden - Drums / backing vocals

Jamie Crees - Rhythm Guitars

 

Produced by: Tony Mitchell and Paul Hume

Mixed and mastered by: Paul Hume at Summer Bank Studio, UK

Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd

 www.Escape-Music.com

 

New Studio Album: “Inglorious II” due 12th May 2017

 

Band announce new guitarist – Drew Lowe.

 

“This band are actually glorious! Amazing singer, amazing band. The best British band I’ve seen since…I could say the Darkness, but I really mean Led Zeppelin.” – Legendary producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Rush) who mixed “Inglorious II” https://youtu.be/FON64HTf0YM

 

“The future of rock and roll.” - Paul Anthony, Planet Rock radio

 

Frontiers Music Srl are pleased to announce the release of the second Inglorious album, “Inglorious II”, on May 12, 2017! The band have also announced their new guitar player, who you can meet in the video below!

 

September 2016 saw Inglorious base themselves in Liverpool to work on the follow up to their 2016 eponymous debut album. Produced by the band and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), this new album is set to further enhance the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of “Read All About It,” to the beautiful melodies of upcoming first single “I Don’t Need Your Loving”, from the groove of “High Class Woman” to the classic feeling ballad “Making Me Pay”, this is an album that shows the bands influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born – merged with a truly contemporary feel. Driving riffs and instant melodies all overlaid with the unique and powerful vocals of Nathan James.

 

Nathan James on “Inglorious II”: “It came together very organically after spending time touring together and felt great. We knew we were making an album this time too! We focused on getting our sounds just right so we could get into the studio and out in the least time possible. Between Adde's flat in Malmö, Sweden and Colin’s family home in Somerset, England, this album came together quickly. We spent three weekends in Somerset, writing in a kind of 9-5 fashion, whereby we knew we were at work. Then after a lovely home cooked dinner we would relax, have a few beers and balance out our hard work, the environment is so important to be creative and we had it good!”

 

Tracklisting:

1. I Don’t Need Your Loving

2. Taking The Blame

3. Tell Me Why

4. Read All About It

5. Change Is Coming

6. Making Me Pay

7. Hell Or High Water

8. No Good For You

9. I Got A Feeling

10. Black Magic

11. Faraway

12. High Class Woman

 

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe 2CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles “I Don’t Need Your Loving” and “Taking The Blame”.

 

DVD content:

Live At Donington:

Until I Die, Breakaway, High Flying Gypsy, No Good For You, Holy Water, Warning, Unaware.

Special Features:

Inglorious EPK, Taking The Blame – Music Video, I Don’t Need Your Loving – Music Video, Behind The Scenes.

 

A vinyl release will also be made available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.

 

Consummate live performers the band already have a number of high profile shows confirmed, with more to follow through 2017. Dates announced so far are:

 

2nd Feb 2017 - USA, Tampa Bay, Monster Of Rock Cruise

25th Feb 2017 - UK, Poole, Planet Rock’s Winters End Festival HEADLINE

16th June 2017 – FRANCE, Clisson, Hellfest Festival

18th June 2017 – BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Festival

22nd June 2017 – DENMARK, Copenhagen Festival

24th June 2017 – SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017

19th August 2017 – UK, Tilford, Weyfest Festival

 

2016 was a stunning year for UK five-piece Inglorious. Their eponymous debut album was released through Frontiers Music Srl in February. The album received widespread critical acclaim at press, multiple A lists at radio and a lauded performance on Vintage TV. The band toured across the world, with numerous high profile shows in the UK and Europe – including show stopping performances at Download Festival 2016 and Ramblin' Man Fair 2016, support slots for The Winery Dogs and The Dead Daisies, and culminating with a support slot for Steel Panther’s European Arena tour in October and a co-headline UK tour with label-mates Last In Line in November 2016.

 

Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth.  Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion. The band’s lineup on “Inglorious II” was completed by rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson and drummer Phil Beaver.

 

The band have also announced the departure of album guitarist Wil Taylor right after the end of the new album's recording. They are delighted to announce that for 2017 and moving forward they are reuniting with original member Drew Lowe on guitar, who is joining the band as a permanent member. Full details here: https://youtu.be/bwJxrcbetxo

 

“Inglorious II” will be released through Frontiers Music Srl on May 12, 2017.

 

www.inglorious.com  www.facebook.com/weareinglorious   www.twitter.com/weareinglorious   www.instagram.com/weareinglorious

 

GEOFF DOWNES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF JOHN WETTON

Official Press Release / Rock music legend John Wetton sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 31st January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer.

 

John rose to fame with King Crimson in the early 70s during the iconic Red era and later formed the band UK. In the early 1980s he was a founder member of supergroup ASIA which was his biggest commercial success. The band's 1982 self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world that year and gave fans and mainstream radio the mega-hit Heat of the Moment.

 

John also enjoyed a successful solo career, including the seminal album Battle Lines, and formed iCon with ASIA bandmate Geoff Downes. In 2006 the original line-up of ASIA reformed and toured the world several times to promote four new studio albums.

 

John had been planning to tour with ASIA for the band's forthcoming US arena tour with Journey and following the success of his solo Studio Recordings Anthology, to continue working on the ongoing re-issue programme of his solo albums, via his own Primary Purpose label.

 

John valued his over 11 years of sobriety and volunteered time in fellowship with other alcoholics to share his experience, strength and hope with them. John is survived by his recently wed wife Lisa and 18 year old son Dylan, brother Robert and mother Peggy.

 

The very last studio song of John Wetton's career was the closing track on the most recent and indeed final ASIA album 'Gravitas' and included the profound lyrics 'Think the best of me, till we meet again.'

 

A statement by Geoff Downes:

 

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that I have to report we have lost my dearest friend, brother, bandmate and long term musical collaborator, John Wetton, who has passed away after a long and tenacious battle with cancer. He will be remembered as one of the world's finest musical talents, and I for one of many was wholly blessed by his influence. It was a massive privilege for me to have worked with this genius so closely on our numerous projects together over the years. His bass playing was revolutionary. His voice was from the gods. His compositions - out of this world. His sense of melody and harmony - unreal. He was literally a 'special one'.

 

But John was much more than a gigantic and unique musical talent. He was a supremely intelligent man, marked with his great observations and wisdom about life; all couched within his wicked sense of humour. The wit was dark and deep, only fully perceptible to those on his same wavelength. I was fortunate enough to be able to be on that wavelength, and discover that we had much in common. Many of his personal life experiences were reflected in his lyrical contributions to the songs. His heart was always in the music. That was John, through and through. It was always about - the music.

 

As a person, he was fiercely loyal, loving and generous, particularly to those he cared about. But he could be as stubborn as a mule or as gracious as a nobleman, depending on the mood that grabbed him on any particular day. There were some who couldn't read his brilliant mind and complex personality. Some found him charming, others infuriating. But however you found John, there was no denying his rare talent as a musician and songwriter was second to none.

 

Both of us having been brought up with similar backgrounds in provincial England, we shared a love of many things - sport, and in particular - football, English church music, current affairs, comedy, literature, you name it....pretty much everything that 2 kids from the sticks were exposed to in our youth.

 

Our planets seemed to be immediately in alignment when we first met in early 1981. There was a laddish camaraderie that grew between us as we became as close as two non-related brothers could be. He was an avid reader and film enthusiast, something he pursued with great interest. This helped inspire him to some wonderful lyrics to the literally hundreds of songs we composed together. Back then, we immediately hit the ground running as we composed much of the debut ASIA album together and forged a formidable partnership which lasted right up until now. It was a wholly natural process for us, whereby we could knock out 2 or 3 songs in an afternoon. They were always greeted with our gentlemanly handshake and smiles once we had wrapped up another one in the bag.

 

Above all else though, his passion for life was to the fore. The battles he endured throughout were immense and well documented. Firstly with alcohol, which he so resolutely overcame, then open heart surgery and finally cancer, which sadly was to take his life in the end. He once observed to me that this disease is a "merciless assassin". Just another example of his perception and the descriptive language that he was so richly blessed with. He took all of these battles on board with great bravery and almost a 'laissez-faire' attitude, tinged with his inimitable wry wit.

 

To say I will miss my him greatly is beyond understatement. He was such an inspiration to me. We were planning another album, but sadly he was not well enough to complete it. I feel heartbroken about this, as I knew John thought it was to be one of our finest albums to date. I remain as proud as ever of our Wetton/Downes writing partnership. I am hoping one day that I will be able to finish it, and that it will be appreciated by all those who loved his and our music, and most importantly, a legacy he would have been proud of.

 

Life will not be the same without him. And words are not really enough to describe the loss I feel right now, and the many friends and fans all over the World will also be feeling. It is the end of an era for all of us. But we will soldier on - the music of John Wetton needs to be heard loud and clear from the rooftops.

 

Dearest John, may you rest in peace brother.

X

Geoffrey

Please join me in sending our sincerest thoughts and prayers to Lisa, Dylan and the entire Wetton family at this difficult time. 

 

Bonfire - Locomotive Breath

BONFIRE-Locomotive Breath taken from the upcoming new BONFIRE Studio Album-BONFIRE-BYTE THE BULLET-Preorder here:


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Also in 2016 Hans Ziller made a pledge to make BONFIRE great again. He recruited a new face to the line-up of BONFIRE: the remarkable German vocalist ALEXX STAHL, an exceptional singer and outstanding entertainer. Alexx has brought new life to the songs and returned Bonfire to The Deutschland Rock Legends as they have been know for the past 30 years.



With BONFIRE veterans guitarist HANS ZILLER, guitarist FRANK PANÉ and bassist RONNIE PARKES in the addition of vocalist ALEXX STAHL and drummer TIM BREIDEBAND, BONFIRE now have the fire and energy they were so well known for and truly make them a force to be reckoned with once again.




With their heavy touring schedule, over 80 shows in 2016, BONFIRE at the same time recorded their new album "Byte the Bullet" (UDR-Music / Warner Bros) at Flatliners studios in their hometown Ingolstadt, Germany. "Byte the Bullet" is set to be released on March 24, 2017 with 12 rocking new tracks plus two additional bonus tracks. It is a powerful album, bringing the band back to it's roots by guitar driven rock with great melody and vocal hooks. With the incredible new line-up "Byte the Bullet" will prove to be an outstanding album.

 

Sinner to release new album "Tequila Suicide" on March 31st!

We proudly present the return of German hard n' heavy legend SINNER! March 31st - "Tequila Suicide" - the new studio album! Brace for impact!

 

Tracklist:


01. Go Down Fighting
02. Tequila Suicide
03. Road To Hell
04. Dragons
05. Battle Hill
06. Sinner Blues
07. Why
08. Gypsy Rebels
09. Loud & Clear
10. Dying On A Broken Heart
11. House Of Rock *
12. Monday Morning *
13. I Am *

 

* bonus track on Digipak

 

SINNER „Tequila Suicide“ Tour (with Special Guest „THE UNITY“):


04.03. Esslingen - ROW Komma
12.05. Wetzikon (CH) - Hall Of Fame
13.05. Memmingen - Kaminwerk
14.05. Essen - Turock
16.05. Nürnberg - Hirsch
17.05. Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
18.05. Mannheim - 7er Live Club
19.05. Markneukirchen - Framus & Warwick Music Hall
20.05. Hamburg - Knust

earMusic to release 'Best Of Chickenfoot'

We are very happy to announce the first new song by Chickenfoot in 5 years: “Divine Termination”, as part of "BEST + LIVE", the group’s first ever best of collection out March 10, 2017! Stay tuned for more news, previews and updates coming soon!

 

Tracklist “BEST+LIVE”
CD1 – BEST OF
01. Divine Termination (BRAND NEW SONG)
02. Soap On A Rope
03. Sexy Little Thing
04. Oh Yeah
05. Get It Up
06. Future In The Past
07. Big Foot
08. Different Devil
09. Lighten Up
10. Dubai Blues
11. Something Going Wrong

 

Bonus LIVE TRACKS:
12. Highway Star
13. Bad Motor Scooter
14. My Generation

 

CD2 – LIVE
01. Avenida Revolution
02. Sexy Little Thing
03. Soap On A Rope
04. My Kinda Girl
05. Down The Drain
06. Bitten By The Wolf
07. Oh Yeah
08. Learning To Fall
09. Get It Up
10. Turnin’ Left
11. Future In The Past

 

VOODOO CIRCLE announce new vocalist!

Classic hard rockers VOODOO CIRCLE, the band led by guitarist Alex Beyrodt, has announced their new vocalist, who is none other than.... *drumroll*...


HERBIE LANGHANS!


You probably know Herbie from his participation in Avantasia and Sinbreed. A great addition! Look forward to the new VOODO
O CIRCLE album which will definitely be released this year!

Helion Prime signs with AFM!

Sacramento (California) based "science based power metal" band HELION PRIME is the newest addition to the AFM roster.


The group, founded by guitarist Jason Ashcraft, is active since 2014 and issued a self-released debut CD in 2016.


AFM Records will officially release the album, titled "Helion Prime", on February 24th worldwide.


From Science Fact to Science Fiction … that’s the lyrical range of topics for HELION PRIME. The band is a refreshing, high class addition to the scene - highly recommended to check out for fans of Iron Savior, Star One, Dream Evil, Iced Earth and even Amaranthe. It’s melodic, at times rough, classic but modern at the same time, throughout cleverly arranged and adds a unique touch to it. HELION PRIME is a band that combines epic (female) vocals with strong guitar work and a natural instinct for killer melodies. Watch out for things to come from this amazing new and promising group.

Here's the band's first official video clip "Life Finds A Way" (which was "re-uploaded" by us now):
https://youtu.be/z4l0QgDr6Dw

 

Jason Ashcraft:
"I am not even sure where to begin when it comes to expressing how I feel. There are many times in your life where you reach a moment and realize things will never be the same. This is exactly one of those moments. Myself and Helion Prime are extremely thrilled to be joining the AFM family and calling them home. The amount of support, enthusiasm and confidence they have shown the band means everything to me. When we were first approached the band was in a state of uncertainty having just lost our singer but they still believed in us and worked with us through it. Now having a complete line up again and half way through writing the sophomore album I am ready to take these next steps with AFM. I look forward to the future and everything that it brings."

 

Just recently, HELION PRIME have announced Kayla Dixon as new vocalist and the band has already started working on new songs for a sophomore album.

 

Line-up:
Kayla Dixon - Vocals
Jason Ashcraft - Rhythm Guitars
Chad Anderson - Lead Guitars
Jeremy Steinhouse - Bass
Alexander Bosson - Drums

 

Bonafide confirm Spring tour dates so far ...

The spring tour so far:

5/3 O2 ABC 2, - Glasgow, UK
6/3 O2 Academy 2- Liverpool, UK
7/3 O2 Academy 2 – Sheffield, UK
8/3 The Tivoli – Buckley, UK
9/3 HRH AOR – Pwllheli, UK
10/3 Fibbers – York, UK
11/3 Yardbirds – Grimsby, UK
12/3 O2 Academy 2 – Birmingham, UK
13/3 O2 Academy 2 London, UK
14/3 O2 Academy 2 Oxford, UK
15/3 Rebellion – Manchester, UK
16/3 Waterfront – Norwich, UK
17/3 Think Tank – Newcastle, UK
18/3 Bannermans – Edinburgh, UK
7/4 Palatset – Linköping, SWE
8/4 Bomber Bar – Motala, SWE
13/4 Scenit – Örebro, SWE
14/4 Hotel Edsbyn – Edsbyn, SWE
15/4 Royal – Eskilstuna, SWE
21/4 The Tivoli – Helsingborg, SWE
22/4 Sticky Fingers – Göteborg, SWE
28/4 Kajskjulet – Halmstad, SWE
29/4 Kulturbolaget – Malmö, SWE
5/5 Silikona – Madrid, ESP
6/5 La Cuidadela – Burgos, ESP
7/5 Franel Rock – Oviedo, ESP
8/5 Transylvania – Vigo, ESP
9/5 El Zagal – Valladolid, ESP
10/5 Nana – Ciudad Real, ESP
11/5 16 Toneladas – Valencia, ESP
12/5 Rocksound – Barcelona, ESP
13/5 King Kong – Zaragoza, ESP

 

The "Honest Man" returns on tour - everyone meet Matt Andersen!

Beth Hart's UK concert promoter told of a wonderful Canadian blues artist who toured the UK last year. All his shows were completely sold out by word of mouth. Well, guess what?

Now multi-award-winning R&B and blues Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Andersen will perform a series of solo UK and European concerts in May and June 2017. More info: http://bit.ly/2j4DBE9

 

Andersen has been enthralling audiences with his one-of-a-kind performance in North America, Europe and Australia for years. He will return to the UK and Europe for an intimate solo tour showcasing songs from his stunning new album Honest Man (co-produced by Commisoner Gordon).

 

Tickets - www.mattandersen.ca/tour

 

The Grand Social, Dublin
Thursday 18 May 2017
Tickets - http://bit.ly/2jmUV2r
Venue Email - john@thegrandsocial.ie
35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland
www.thegrandsocial.ie

 

Fochabers Public Institute, Fochabers Village, Scotland
Friday 19 May 2017
15 High St, Fochabers, Inverness, IV32 7EP
Box Office - 01343 821 325
www.morayvillagehalls.org.uk/hallhire/fochabers.html

 

The Tooth & Claw, Inverness
Saturday 20 May 2017
Tickets – http://bit.ly/2jmSEo1
Tel: 01463 243 000
50 Baron Taylor's St, Inverness IV1 1QG
https://toothandclawpractise.youcanbook.me/

 

Tunnels Aberdeen
Sunday 21 May 2017
Tickets – http://bit.ly/2jmSEo1
Box Office - 01224 641 122
Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/partner-venues/the-tunnels

 

The Mash House, Edinburgh
Monday 22 May 2017
Tickets – http://bit.ly/2jmSEo1
Venue Tel - 0131 220 2514
37 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG
http://themashhouse.co.uk/

 

Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Tickets – http://bit.ly/2kaCWQZ
Venue Tel - 0161 236 1822
26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN
www.nightnday.org

 

The Borderline, London
Thursday 25 May 2017
Tickets – http://bit.ly/2kaCWQZ
Venue Box Office – 0203 871 7777
Orange Yard, Off Manette Street
London, W1D 4JB
http://theborderlinelondon.com/

 

#MattAndersen #HonestMan

 

Vocalist Steve Grimmett continues to be hospitalized in South America

Vocalist Steve Grimmett remains in a South American hospital after being refused flight home when the airline disallowed him to board on Saturday evening.  Grimmett has been battling a life-threatening condition for a week after being rushed to a local hospital in Ecuador; the singer was amidst a tour in support of GRIM REAPER’s latest album, 'Walking In The Shadows'.

Grimmett’s wife, Amelia Grimmett, has been updating fans around the globe of the singer’s condition via the band’s official Facebook page since the reports started to surface on January 14.  “Last Saturday, whilst doing a gig in Ecuador, Steve was taken very ill,” she noted.  “He finished the gig sitting down but was transported to a local hospital immediately after the performance where they operated to remove an infection.”

In an interview with Larry Kay of The Metal Voice this past weekend, Mrs Grimmett further detailed the situation. “The band was only ten days into a South American tour when Steve began to feel ill.  He took some tablets thinking it was maybe altitude sickness.  However during the early part of the band’s performance, Steve’s health went downhill quickly.  He was taken to hospital and rushed into surgery to attempt to remove a growing infection on his foot.  The following morning, they scanned him and confirmed the infection had spread.  He was rushed back in to surgery and was told he would at minimum loose a few toes, worse-case scenario his foot.  Additional tests were conducted and the infection had again spread.  On Wednesday, a decision was made for a third operation; one that resulted in doctors removing Steve’s right leg below the knee in order to stop the infection that could, if allowed to spread, take his life.”

Grimmett is currently expected to return to England on Friday. “Steve is booked on a plane to fly home this week,” notes Amelia.  She shares, “the rest of the band has now flown back so Steve will be on his own in the hospital but he says he’s ok.  The embassy has promised they will look after him and get him back to the UK safely.”

 

Steve has issued the following statement, “I would like to thank my band mates for their support and to our fans for doing the same.”  Amelia adds, “I am overwhelmed with all the messages of support.  Even though this was a life-changing operation, it saved Steve’s life, and me and the rest of our family are eternally grateful.”

 

STOP PRESS - LATEST UPDATE ...

I'm sorry to say, tomorrow morning (Wednesday) Steve has to have another operation to remove more of his right leg. The open wound isn't healing properly because of a blocked artery above his knee. So they are removing above the blockage in the hope the blood flow will be good enough to heal the next open wound. Once I hear how it went I will let you know.

We are fighting with Steve all the way.

 

All forthcoming Grim Reaper dates are cancelled.  Updates as they relate to Steve’s status will be shared via the band’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/grimreaperofficial/

 

A You Caring Fund Raising page has been set up to help towards Steve's hospital bills.

 

Get ready for the charge of the new band Brigade!

Prominent musicians Howard Leese, guitar (Heart, BadCo, Rock Vault, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee), Robin McAuley, vocalist (MSG, Survivor, Rock Vault), James Kottak, drums (The Scorpions, Kingdom Come, Montrose) and Jason Boyleston, bass (Paul Rodgers band, Starship w/Mickey Thomas, guitar, Rock Vault, guitar) announced the formation of Brigade, a new Los Angeles based rock band.

 

Brigade is scheduled to perform their first gig at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7pm, Yost Theater, Santa Ana, CA. This tribute show, organized by former Montrose frontman Keith St. John, is part of the weekend of live entertainment during the annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention in Anaheim, CA. 

 

"We are all excited about this new venture, our mutual love of Rock-n-Roll and our first appearance as a band at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Show at NAMM,” said the Brigade members in a joint statement. Brigade will be recording live in-studio later this year. "We all love the live in-studio style of recording music, where everything is raw, honest and hopefully one-take," said the band.

 

Additional information including Brigade show dates and appearances will be announced shortly. Band member endorsements include: Paul Reed Smith (Leese), Aquarian Drumheads, Ahead, Big Bang Distribution, CymPad, DW Drums and Zildjian (Kottak). 

 

Follow the band on Twitter @Jkottak, @robin_mcauley, @JasonBoyleston, or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Brigaderockband

 

Heart's Nancy teams up with Princes pal to form new supergroup

Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, has teamed up with former Prince band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form a new super group called ROADCASE ROYALE. 

 

The sound of ROADCASE ROYALE is muscular rock with some R&B/Blues and in depth ballads thrown in, reflecting the iconic sounds of both their respective bands. ROADCASE ROYALE’S debut song is available to stream now via the band’s Soundcloud page. The song, “Get Loud,” is a ROADCASE ROYALE original, and will debut January 20th immediately following Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!, which will be livestreamed through Facebook. The song will also be featured at the Women’s March on Austin, TX (the largest ever gathering of Texas women) on January 21.

 

Joining Wilson (guitar) and Warfield (vocals) are lead guitarist Ryan Waters (the musical director for Liv’s solo work and Prince protégé) along with Heart members Chris Joyner (keys), Dan Rothchild (bass), and Ben Smith (drums). Each of the members’ musical talents shines in “Get Loud.” The song begins with a laid-back groove, providing a solid acoustic and electric foundation for Warfield’s vocals — all about getting loud and standing up for women’s equality. “Get Loud” blends this important message with the groups R&B and rock influences, resulting in a uniquely powerful track.

 

The band has recorded five new original songs as well as plans for a tour early in 2017. Wilson has said, ROADCASE ROYALE’s activity doesn’t mean Heart is going away. “ROADCASE ROYALE is a side project,”. she notes, “and not a replacement for Heart.” She also stated that the name ROADCASE ROYALE came to the group during a backstage meeting they had last year, and said “When I came up with the name ROADCASE ROYALE it was an interesting symbol to me since the big heavy duty road cases that our amps drums and guitars travel in are much like the musicians they accompany on the road. Strong and regal looking yet all scuffed up and dented, covered in funny stickers that tell the story of a crazy traveling circus.”

 

“It’s going to be fun to see our road cases with ROADCASE ROYALE stenciled on the side!” Wilson added.

More about ROADCASE ROYALE:

Led by former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield and Nancy Wilson, co-founder of Heart, ROADCASE ROYALE has a rich background in rock and R&B. Warfield, Wilson, and their bandmates bring their decades of experience from the upper echelon of the music industry to ROADCASE ROYALE, along with a renewed sense of direction and drive. Joining Wilson and Warfield are Warfield’s lead guitarist and musical director Ryan Waters and Heart veterans Dan Rothchild (bass), Ben Smith (Drums) and Chris Joyner (Keys). Each of these members shine in ROADCASE ROYALE with their various sensibilities creating the group’s sensitive, passionate, and driving rock and R&B sound.

 

Get ready for Dirty White Boyz

Escape Music is proud to present to you Dirty White Boyz from England, to be released March 24.

 

In early 2016, Ex Kiss of the Gypsy & Kingdom of Deadmen frontman/guitarist, Tony Mitchell started writing & recording what was to be his 5th solo studio album.

 

He set out to return to his melodic/AOR rock style that was associated with him in his previous bands leading up to the raw classic rock style of Kiss of the Gypsy & the heavy rocking Kingdom of Deadmen.

 

It became evident to Mitchell that the songs had a real magic about them & rather than finish the album & release it on his own XGypsy music label which he had done with previous albums, he thought he would test the water by sending a handful of tracks out to a few melodic rock record companies.

 

All were blown away & wanted to release it there & then but what swayed Mitchell's decision was when he received a call from Khalil Turk from Escape Music.

 

After a conversation about the recording of the songs, Khalil suggested that he introduced Mitchell to a few musicians that he has worked with, to make the songs sound even better as Mitchell played all instruments & vocals on the demos.

 

The musicians included Paul Hume (lead guitar) & Neil Ogden (drums) from classic rock bands,Demon & Lawless, Nigel Bailey (bass) from melodic rock bands, Bailey, Lifeline & 3 Lions also, Jamie Crees (guitar) from Lawless.

 

All brought their individual style to the table & was evident that something very special was happening ... Dirty White Boyz was born.  They have all come together to form an allegiance of AOR/Classic/Melodic Rock & each lending their style & craft to the dynamic songs for this debut album.

 

DWB have tried to use all the ingredients from their rich history, Mitchell's raw, rock vocals & punchy thick riff guitars, Ogden's thunderous, rock solid drumming, Hume's flawless, majestic lead guitar licks & solos, Crees's power riffs & twin lead & Bailey's thumping, ground shaking bass lines, all of which are singers that can harmonise effortlessly.

 

Now with the debut album, Down & Dirty finished, it's all systems go. The album not only hits you like a freight train, it also leaves you breathless in it's a combination of melodic gems, Anthemic rockers & a few heart wrenching power ballads for good measure.

 

Songs that will shake the very roof off any venue, songs that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride & songs that will stand the test of time.

 

Dirty White Boyz are here !!! Jump aboard this Rock train, get down & dirty & let's enjoy the ride !!!

 

The Band is:

Tony Mitchell -  Lead and backing vocals / Guitars / Keyboard

Paul Hume - Guitars / backing vocals

Nigel Bailey - Bass / backing vocals

Neil Ogden - Drums / backing vocals

Jamie Crees - Rhythm Guitars

 

Produced by: Tony Mitchell and Paul Hume

Mixed and mastered by: Paul Hume at Summer Bank Studio, UK

Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd

 

Track list: 1- All She Wrote  4:52 / 2- Dynamite 5:17 / 3- Hangin On A Heartache 4:53 / 4- Ride With Angels  5:41 / 5- Playing Dirty 5:08 / 6- Rise 4:52 / 7- Waiting For This Feelin 4:24 / 8- Sanctuary 6:28 / 9- Hell To Pay 5:01 / 10- All In The Name Of Rock N Roll 4:54 / 11- After The Rain 5:41  / 12- Bring It On 5:29

 

www.Escape-Music.com

 

Bloodbound's 'War Of Dragons' to be released Feb 2017

It’s been an impressive journey for BLOODBOUND: The Swedish power metal commando has become more and more popular in recent years. All this falls back on talent and hard work: Since 2005 BLOODBOUND have not only released six studio albums and a Live DVD/CD, they’ve also toured with giants such as Sabaton, HammerFall and U.D.O. - in the process winning over a very devoted and loyal fanbase of metalheads. 

 

So it doesn’t come as a surprise that BLOODBOUND’s next career move would be a headlining tour now – armed with their brand new studio album, titled ‘War Of Dragons’. It’s basically a continuation of the successful ‘Stormborn’ (2014), but offering more fast-paced tracks, without lacking the anthemic feel the band is known for. BLOODBOUND are masters in combining melody with power and ‘War Of Dragons’ perfectly displays the evolution that the band has gone through since their debut ‘Nosferatu’.

 

BLOODBOUND was founded in summer 2004 by Tomas Olsson and Fredrik Bergh. Soon they recorded a demo and received contract offers for Europe and Asia instantly. The debut ‘Nosferatu’ was released in 2006 and yielded best critiques. Consequently they played shows with bands like Sabaton, Arch Enemy, Pretty Maids and Evergrey. But 2006 also brought line-up changes which didn’t pass unnoticed, particularly as singer Urban Breed left BLOODBOUND after the tour.

 

But soon Michael Bormann (ex-Jaded Heart) was found to fill the gap and so the second album ‘Book Of The Dead’ was recorded and released in 2007. It became the band’s first album entering the album chart in Sweden. But shortly after the release of ‘Book Of The Dead’ it was quite obvious - Michael´s other obligations did not allow enough time for BLOODBOUND. To play the already booked shows they could convince Urban Breed to return to the band. And it became more than some gigs. Urban stayed for another tour (supporting HammerFall) and recorded the next album ‘Tabula Rasa’ with the band on which more modern and progressive elements have been added to BLOODBOUND’s sound. Numerous festival shows as well as another tour with HammerFall followed.

 

But in 2010 the band parted ways with Urban Breed again. On their search for a new vocalist they found the man to finally give BLOODBOUND continuity: Patrik J Selleby, who was not only a great vocalist and frontman, but a friend.

 

A much noticed return in shape of 2011’s ‘Unholy Cross’ album showed BLOODBOUND return to their old sound, just one and a half years later ‘In The Name Of Metal’ continued in this vein and especially with 2014’s ‘Stormborn’, BLOODBOUND made a whole lot of new fans. The band has toured with Sabaton and U.D.O. in recent years, released a Live DVD/CD (‘One Night Of Blood’) in February 2016 and simply can’t wait to unleash what they’ve been working on for a while now: ‘War Of Dragons’. This new release will see BLOODBOUND tour as headliners in March/April (special guest being their label mates Crystal Viper). So, it looks like one of Sweden’s premier metal acts is keeping it busy – more than ever!

 

LINE-UP: Patrik J Selleby - vocals, Tomas Olsson - guitars, Henrik Olsson - guitars, Anders Broman - bass,  Fredrik Bergh - keyboards and (currently vacant) - drums

 

www.bloodbound.se

 

TRACKLIST

1. A New Era Begins

2. Battle In The Sky

3. Tears Of A Dragonheart

4. War Of Dragons

5. Silver Wings

6. Stand And Fight

7. King Of Swords

8. Fallen Heroes

9. Guardians At Heaven’s Gate

10. Symphony Satana 

11. Starfall

12. Dragons Are Forever

 

Available as CD, 2CD Digipak, ltd. colored Vinyl & ltd. Box Set

 

HRH (Europe’s leading residential festival provider) launches HRH Sleaze

Often described as “heavy metal’s bastard child”, Sleaze is as much about the attitude and pose as the music: music full of rebellion, aggro, and downright nastiness, not to mention more tight black leather and tattoos than most can comfortably dream of. It’s not, as they say, done in the best possible taste, but it kicks ass, especially live on stage - the HRH way.

 

“We experimented over at Camp HRH Pwllheli”, explains HRH Kingpin Jonni Davis, “After that, by overwhelming HRH fan demand, we’ve given HRH Sleaze its very own weekend, with a horde of Sleaze gurus from North America and all over Europe. We love this genre and by bringing together a carefully-selected cauldron of real pros, we’re cooking up something special. Bring on the Sleaze!”

 

HRH Sleaze will debut at the O2 Academy in Sheffield between 2nd-3rd September, 2017. HRH has been at the cutting edge of staging music events for many years, never sits on its laurels, and has assembled an impressive line-up for its first standalone HRH Sleaze event.

 

No band epitomizes Hollywood sleaze more than Faster Pussycat and HRH are proud to announce the kings of sleaze will be getting down and dirty at this very first event.

 

Also joining the bill are Vain, a band that have earned themselves a cult status among sleaze fans over the years. This acclaimed band have been described in ‘Classic Rock’ as “unharnessed, haystack-haired heaviness from beginning to end”.

 

More Sleaze to cross the Atlantic are Jizzy Pearl/Love/Hate. The band will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their album ‘Wasted In America’ and what better place to do this than HRH Sleaze.

Other class acts confirmed are;

Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour
Tigertailz
Crazy Lixx
Sister
Bulletrain
Stop Stop
Wildside Riot
Kaato
New Generation Superstars
Daxx & Roxane
Devilstar
New Device
44 Caliber
Superhooch

 

FASTER PUSSYCAT – YOU'RE SO VAIN - Directed by Rocky Schenck - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41zKVmk4z8Q

 

Vain - Beat The Bullet (HQ) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dx-PrDQej8

 

Jizzy Pearl/Love/Hate - Blackout in the Red Room - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjALKEcPm6A

 

Tyla + Dogs D'Amour - Satellite Kid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1MLrVX6S9Y

 

Remember, HRH events sell out quickly so book soon to avoid disappointment, online at www.hrhsleaze.com], or ring Sam on 0207 931307

Destrage release new album via Metal Blade Records

DESTRAGE launches guitar play-through for "Dreamers" online; guitar transcription for new album, 'A Means To No End', now available online / Metal Blade Records.

 

You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as "progressive", "cinematic", "mathcore", "technical" and "groove-laden", could be thrown at them, but really the only one you need is Destrage, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never been more true than on A Means To No End, the fourth full-length from the Milan, Italy-based 5-piece, which was released in October 2016 via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of A Means To No End, a guitar play-through video (by Camilla Boro // Sandhog Music Production) for the track, "Dreamers", featuring the band's own Matteo Di Gioia and Ralph Salati, is now online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3YlNuI9mvc

 

The entire guitar transcription for A Means To No End can also be purchased online now at: www.shthppns.com/catalogue/artist/Destrage

 

To hear more from A Means To No End, and to purchase the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/destrage

 

Riveting from start to finish, A Means To No End leads the listener through an emotionally-charged labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody and muscle, following nobody's rules. Known for their powerful live shows, these tracks are sure to sound incredible when blasted from titanic speakers as Destrage takes them to the masses at their upcoming European shows. See below for all tour dates!

 

Destrage tour dates
Jan. 27 - Turin, Italy - Lo Chalet
Feb. 3 - Frattamaggiore, Italy - Sound Music Club
Feb. 4 - Modugno, Italy - Demode Club
Feb. 10 - Brescia, Italy - Latte+
Feb. 11 - Cesena, Italy - Vidia Club
Feb. 18 - Vicenza, Italy - k2
Mar. 11 - Legnano, Italy - Land of Live

 

Destrage "European Unrest Tour" dates
w/ Periphery, The Contortionist
May 2 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
May 3 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
May 5 - Milan, Italy - Santeria Club
May 6 - Bologna, Italy - Zona Roveri
May 7 - Wien, Austria - Szene
May 8 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
May 9 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
May 11 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
May 13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
May 14 - Oslo, Norway - Vulcan Arena
May 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
May 17 - Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik
May 18 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
May 19 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
May 20 - London, UK - O2Forum
May 21 - Paris, France - Trabendo
May 23 - Nantes, France - Le Ferrailleur
May 24 - Toulouse, France - Connexion
May 25 - Lyon, France - CCO
May 26 - Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
May 27 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornrosje

 

Destrage line-up:
Paolo Colavolpe - vocals
Matteo Di Gioia - guitar
Federico Paulovich - drums
Ralph Guido Salati - guitar
Gabriel Pignata - bass

 

Destrage online: http://www.destrage.com   http://www.facebook.com/destrage  http://www.youtube.com/destrage  http://twitter.com/destrage  http://instagram.com/destrage_official
http://www.soundcloud.com/destrage

 

Berlin band Travelin Jack signs with Steamhammer/SPV!

TRAVELIN JACK - Berlin band signs with Steamhammer/SPV.  New album out in Summer 2017.

 

The new year is off to a promising start, Steamhammer/SPV having signed one of Germany‘s hottest new rock acts, namely Berlin‘s quartet Travelin Jack for the world ex Japan. The group surrounding vocalist Alia Spaceface blends its classic brand of hard rock with strong influences that date back to 1970s glam rock and bands/artists such as Thin Lizzy, Rush, David Bowie, the Scorpions and Deep Purple. Among the visual highlights of their explosive live show are, among others, made-up faces, platform shoes and glitter outfits.

 

Travelin Jack was founded in summer 2013 by Alia Spaceface, guitarist Flo ´The Fly` Kraemer, bassist Steve Burner and drummer Montgomery Shell. Only one year later, their first single ´Madness` arrived at the stores, followed by the debut album New World in 2015. The band has already completed two successful tours and played important festivals in Germany, Sweden and Sardinia. Currently the four musicians are busy working on the preproduction of their second, as yet untitled album which is scheduled for release in summer 2017.

 

Flo ´The Fly` is delighted to sign with Steamhammer/SPV: “We look forward to working with such a renowned and committed record company. Steamhammer/SPV allows us full artistic freedom – a privilege that we value highly.”

 

Olly Hahn, A&R and International Product Manager at Steamhammer/SPV, is thrilled with his latest signing: “You absolutely have to hear and see this fantastic act with its sensational vocalist! We’re proud and happy to welcome Travelin Jack to our big Steamhammer family.”

 

Frank Uhle (Managing Director SPV), Montgomery Shell (Travelin Jack), Alia Spaceface (Travelin Jack), Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer), Flo"The Fly" Kraemer (Travelin Jack), Steve Burner (Travelin Jack).

 

https://de-de.facebook.com/travelinjackband/   ww.spv.de
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial/

IINVIDIA - All star band signs with SPV

Members of Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment & Skinlab.  Debut As The Sun Sleeps out on 31 March 2017.  Produced by Logan Mader (Ex-Machine Head).

 

SPV is delighted to announce a spectacular new world wide signing courtesy of a collaboration between its two imprints Steamhammer and Oblivion: Invidia, Travis Johnson (In This Moment), Brian Jackson, Marcos Medina Rivera (both ex-Skinlab) and Matt Snell’s (ex-Five Finger Death Punch) new band, has signed with the Hanover based record company. The group is completed by drummer Darren Badorine. 31 March 2017 will see the arrival of its debut album As The Sun Sleeps, produced by Logan Mader (Ex-Machine Head). The first single release ´Feed The Fire` will be available for digital download and as a video from 3 February 2017.

 

Invidia is truly a brotherhood. Each member of this brotherhood has a story that reflects the movies of Sylvester Stallone. Rocky fan Travis Johnson compares the band’s history with that of his famous movie hero: “I’m big on the underdog succeeding – on the fact that you are never out of the game … never too far from winning,” he explains. Marco Medina Rivera adds: “Every one of us comes from a very different corner of the rock and metal spectrum and that’s a good formula that delivers power and identity on every note.”

 

Olly Hahn (A&R/International Product Manager Steamhammer) and Gero Herrde (A&R/Product Manager Oblivion) are more than pleased about their latest coup: “It proves our labels’ great significance that Invidia opted to join SPV. We will all hear lots of great things about this truly outstanding act in 2017.”

 

INVIDIA live 2017

12.02. US-Las Vegas,NV - Hard Rock Live (KilPop Awards) https://kilpop.com/kilpop-awards/

Management: Music Gallery International - musicgalleryinternational.com

www.facebook.com/INVIDIA-Band-1016220415110595     www.spv.de
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/syntheticsymphony.oblivion/

A Joker's Rage to take a wee break

Dear friends,


Whilst I don’t consider myself important or special enough to make such a big statement, I do believe that if this band has just 10 true fans, 100 or 1000 who take the time to support us and inspire what we do then I am obligated to be honest with them. So in the spirit of that belief I need to explain to those who care that I need to take my #gameface off for a while and step away from the stage for the sake of my health.


Physically I am absolutely fine. But underneath the gameface I’ve been dealing with some anxiety issues that are blocking my creativity and happiness. I don’t like to use the word ‘depression’ because it makes me feel guilty.


Whats a healthy guy with a beautiful family, wonderful friends, a nice home to live in and an amazing band got to be depressed about? “Man up!” I say in the mirror. I’ve experienced random phases of feeling this way all my adult life and my usual way of dealing with it is to channel it all into songs which I think is both healthy and therapeutic. I don’t like to cause a fuss or be perceived to be weak so it’s something I never talk about and tend to hide which is becoming harder.


For the last few months whilst I’ve thoroughly enjoyed touring with the band and spending time with all of you, it’s only been a temporary escape from my problems which then come knocking at the door as soon as the face paint rubs away and reality sets in. The biggest problem this time round is I’m struggling to battle it creatively.


Without being able to write music I am well and truly backed into a corner with no armour to fight off these pesky demons.  That is why I’ve made the decision to take a step back from certain pressures in my life in order to focus on regaining some inner strength, peace of mind and fresh inspiration.


I love the fact that A Joker’s Rage are different. Not just because of the way we look or even the diversity in our music, but our collective mentality that we’re not chasing fame, competing for attention or selling our souls for Facebook likes. We make music for the love of music and it’s as simple as that. To share that with people who enjoy it with us is the ultimate reward.


Right now my frame of mind is a hindrance to that process so I must take some time away to hit the reset button and prevent this from being a long term issue.


The rest of the band are the very very best brothers a guy could ask for and have my back every step of the way. I’d like to publicly thank them for sticking by my side through life’s never ending challenges.
Make no mistake about it i am NOT leaving A Joker’s rage NOR is the band throwing in the towel.


But with a very heavy heart on the advice of professionals and as a band collectively, we’ve decided to go on a hiatus until further notice.


Unfortunately this will mean canceling some shows that we are booked for in the near future which from the bottom of my heart I sincerely appologise for - to the fans and to certain promoters who have really pushed for us over these last 18 months.


I can only offer my promise that we will aim to come back bigger, better and with more energy than ever before.


I can’t say when or where as no part of me wants to be dishonest with any of our friends not even just to 'keep up appearances’ in this very competitive game.


Please keep up your #gameface spirit! Be true to yourselves and do your best to have a wonderful year. The show must go on…(and ours will as soon as I’ve caught my breath)


Love to all of yo
u.


Zakkyboy x

MYTHRA To Release New Album In April

On April 28th, British Heavy Metal veterans MYTHRA will release a brand new studio album, titled "Still Burning". The album will be available as a vinyl LP, CD and digital download, and will be released via High Roller Records. 

"It's the first time the band has gone into the studio and recorded a complete album all in one go. We flew out to Poland in October 2016 to work with Bart Gabriel as producer. It was a superb experience and we all had a great time working with him. We were totally blown away when High Roller Records signed us to record the album and cannot thank them enough. Their support has been incredible!" says MYTHRA vocalist, Vince High.

"We intended to stay true to our NWoBHM roots and achieved our goal. The eleven tracks have tons of power and energy, twin lead guitar breaks, driving bass, thunderous drums and big choruses. Everything fans would expect from a MYTHRA album", he adds.

The album's cover artwork was painted by Roberto Toderico, Italian artist known for his previous collaboration with MYTHRA, as well as with other notable NWoBHM acts such as TYGERS OF PAN TANG and QUARTZ.

Frontiers Music Srl announce the release of Eclipse's new album 'Monumentum'

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the hotly anticipated fifth studio album from ECLIPSE, “Monumentum” on March 24, 2017.

 

Pre-orders of "Momentum" and/or streams of the first single, "Vertigo" are available here: http://radi.al/EclipseMonumentum

- Amazon: http://radi.al/MonumentumAmazon
- iTunes: http://radi.al/MonumentumiTunes
- Google Play: http://radi.al/MonumentumGooglePlay
- Spotify: http://radi.al/MonumentumSpotify

 

Two years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse's debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016).

 

With the musical development and maturity shown across the board on their last two albums, "Bleed and Scream" and "Armageddonize," the future has become clear: these guys are destined for stardom! And now with their new album, aptly entitled “Monumentum,” band’s amazing abilities are truly on display for the world to hear.

 

After touring extensively for two years in support of “Armageddonize”, Eclipse's main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson reconvened in Erik's new studio in the Swedish countryside in late summer 2016 and started writing new songs. The intention was to write and record an album with no compromise on either song quality or musical performance from the band.

 

Singer, songwriter and producer Erik Martensson says: “With every album, one's way of writing music changes a bit. What you thought was exciting and interesting while writing one album can radically change when you start writing the next. I think we have brought in quite a few new tricks in the writing and recording process while still staying true to our sound. In the end, it all boils down to if it's good or bad songs and I think this is the best album we've done. In my opinion there is not one single weak song on the album and I'm really proud of it!”

 

We know saying your latest album is the best you've done is the oldest cliché in rock music, and so instead of taking our word for it, tune in and listen to the killer opening track “Vertigo” here:

 

 

It's melodic rock that's respectful of the roots of the genre, but with sights set firmly on the future. Fans of the band will not be disappointed and newcomers can look forward to hard rocking tunes with massive hooks from the first to the final track.

 

As Erik puts it: "When I go and see a band I just want to hear songs that make me wanna put my fist in the air and scream along, and I want everyone around me to do the same. Well, Monumentum is one giant fist waiting for a chanting crowd of rockers. We can't wait for the people to hear it!"

 

Better be ready: ECLIPSE are coming to kick your ass!

 

“Monumentum” tracklisting:

1. Vertigo
2. Never Look Back
3. Killing Me
4. The Downfall of Eden
5. Hurt
6. Jaded
7. Born To Lead
8. For Better or for Worse
9. No Way Back
10. Night Comes Crawling
11. Black Rain

 

Upcoming Tour Dates with MORE To Be Announced SOON:

March 31st - Fryshuset Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden
April 1st - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 29th - Frontiers Rock Festival, Trezzo (Milano), Italy
June 30th - July 2nd - Rockfest Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
August 9th-12th - Leyendas del Rock, Villena, Spain

 

ECLIPSE

Erik Mårtensson – lead vocals, guitars
Magnus Henriksson - guitars
Philip Crusner - drums
Magnus Ulfstedt - bass

 

Follow ECLIPSE on: www.eclipsemania.com   www.facebook.com/EclipseSweden
twitter.com/eclipsesweden
 

Liv Sin's new single 'Let Me Out'

The singer and major force from the former band SISTER SIN rises from the ashes with a new band and a whole new album that will be released in early 2017. The first single with Liv Sin is called “Let Me Out”, purposely issued on Friday the 13th of all days. Friday the 13th with it’s sinister force calls for mischief in the form of this new song and Liv Sin will be let out for the public to hear for the first time.

The song will appear on Sin's new album "Follow Me", expected to drop on April 28th via Despotz Records. The album was produced by longtime UDO bassist, Fitty Wienhold. Check out the single below:


The first single from Liv Sin's debut album "Follow Me" that will be released April 28 2017.



Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2eMM6L...
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/let...
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Let-Me-Out-Rad...

Pre order the upcoming album: http://despotz.bigcartel.com/artist/l...



The singer and major force from the former band Sister Sin rises from the ashes with a new band and a whole new album that will be released in early 2017.



The first single with Liv Sin is called “Let Me Out” and will be released Friday the 13 of all days. Friday 13 with it’s sinister force calls for mischief in the form of this new song and Liv Sin will be let out for the public to hear for the first time.



More From Liv Sin: https://www.facebook.com/livsinmusic/   https://www.instagram.com/liv_sin/
https://twitter.com/livsin
 

House of Lords to release new album 'Saint of the Lost Souls' in March 2017

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “Saint Of The Lost Souls”, the tenth studio album from House of Lords. The album, which is the follow up to their highly successful “Indestructible”, will be released March 24th.

 

Beginning today, the first audio offering from “Saint Of The Lost Souls” entitled “Oceans Divide” can be heard HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cirgDpXk_K0

 

You can pre-order the album and/or stream first single, "Oceans Divide" here: http://radi.al/SaintoftheLostSouls

- Amazon: http://radi.al/SotLSAmazon
- iTunes: http://radi.al/SotLSiTunes
- Google Play: http://radi.al/SotLSGooglePlay
- Spotify: http://radi.al/SotLSSpotify

 

Recorded and produced by the band’s singer and mastermind James Christian, this collection of songs has an incredible flow of up-tempo and mid-tempo rockers mixed with power ballads, which lean a bit more toward keyboards this time around, but without compromising the band's trademark sound which is based around Jimi Bell’s guitar.

 

“Saint Of The Lost Souls” is already one of the years most anticipated melodic rock releases and will not disappoint fans of the band or genre. James Christian's well crafted and smooth vocals bring the band's craft to new heights. Guitarist Jimi Bell is on fire and the melodic riffs throughout the album will leave you breathless. A new addition on bass is Chris Tristram, who is no stranger to the rock community. His solid performance adds another dimension to the sound and BJ Zampa brings a solid and powerful rhythm foundation to House of Lords.

 

House of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of their self-titled album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best arena rock releases of the 80’s. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex-Angel and Giuffria keyboardist, Gregg Giuffria, along with luminaries Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), were reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Deep Purple, and Van Halen and immediately brought the band to the attention of the music media and fans.

 

With their sophomore release, “Sahara”, House of Lords had considerable radio and video chart success with their cover of Blind Faith’s “Can't Find My Way Home”. After a tour with Nelson in 1991, the group disbanded, eventually coming back together with a new lineup (featuring original members Giuffria and Christian) in 1992 with "Demon's Down". With the change in musical climate at the time, House of Lords went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing the controversial “Power and the Myth”, an album which featured a sound leaning more towards progressive hard rock with 70’s rock influences. After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark arena rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding member Gregg Giuffria, who opted out right before the release of “Power and the Myth”. New members Jimi Bell on guitars and B.J. Zampa on drums supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album, “World Upside Down”, a record which caused a real stir in the hard rock and melodic rock scenes. That album was followed up by the equally impressive “Come to My Kingdom” in 2008, "Cartesian Dreams" in 2009, "Big Money" in 2011, and “Precious Metal” in 2014.

 

The band has toured relentlessly in Europe and the States in support of their releases and have now become a true staple of the hard rock scene on both continents. House Of Lords stands for superb hooks and majestic atmospheres that bring back the memories of their stellar debut album, monumental guitar riffs and a production to die for. All these ingredients you will find on “Saint Of The Lost Souls” which shines from the first second to the last!

 

“Saint Of The Lost Souls” Track Listing:

1. Harlequin
2. Oceans Divide
3. Hit the Wall
4. Saint of the Lost Souls
5. The Sun Will Never Set Again
6. New Day Breakin’
7. Reign of Fire
8. Concussion
9. Art of Letting Go
10. Grains of Sand
11. The Other Option

 

https://www.facebook.com/houseoflordsofficial

http://www.jameschristianmusic.com/home.html

 

Finnish Rrockers One Desire release self titled album on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Finnish rockers ONE DESIRE on March 24th.

 

Pre-order the album here: http://geni.us/OneDesire

 

The music video for first single, "Hurt" can be seen here:

 

 

One Desire was started in 2012 by drummer Ossi Sivula. A couple of years were spent writing songs and making demos with different musicians and friends with an aim to create music that could change the world. Various musicians came and went along the way, but in 2014 things started to click when they met Jimmy Westerlund (Negative, Sturm und Drang, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Pitbull, etc.), who has several platinum and gold albums to his credit as a producer, guitarist, and songwriter. He had just moved back to Finland after a stint in Los Angeles and the band hired him to produce some songs.  

 

After recording three songs with a new musical direction, they managed to attract the attention of Serafino Perugino, owner and head of A&R at Frontiers Music Srl, but, at this point the band needed a great singer. After trying out some different options, Jimmy suggested his long time friend Andre Linman from the band Sturm und Drang (who had sold over 100,000 records and gone platinum and 2x gold in Finland) who had recently decided to go on hiatus. Andre got together for a couple of sessions with the guys and after writing a couple new songs together, the style and sound that was about to become ONE DESIRE was born. Ossi and Andre asked Jimmy to join the band in 2016 and this is the album that was born from that collaboration. Also, not long after this happened, the very talented Jonas Kuhlberg (Paul Di'Anno, Cain's Offering, MyGrain) was brought on and he became the last link in the chain.  

 

This kickass new lineup perfectly captures the original vision for the band and continues upon Linman's and Westerlund's successful legacies. Musically, the band draws musical influences from classic rock bands like Journey, Toto, and Def Leppard, but also lots of heavier, more modern bands. “Our sound is very melodic, slightly pop-ish at times, but still based on a heavy rock sound,” says singer Andre Linman.

 

After Jimmy brought in the song “Hurt”, the band felt that that they had taken it to the next level. Andre wrote the beautiful ballad, “This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins” plus many other songs and at that time, ONE DESIRE started to find the right direction for Ossi's rocker, “Do You Believe”. Finally, in mid-2016, the band felt they finally were musically locked in and had the material to make an album that they could honestly stand behind and love beyond a shadow of a doubt.  

 

“After the album is released we will be touring heavily, so stay tuned for some shows!” concludes Linman. 2017 will be a fantastic year as the journey of ONE DESIRE just begins!  

 

“One Desire” tracklisting:

1. Hurt
2. Apologize
3. Love Injection
4. Turn Back Time
5. Falling Apart
6. Straight Through The Heart
7. Whenever I'm Dreaming
8. Do You Believe
9. Buried Alive
10. This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins  

 

One Desire:

Jimmy Westerlund – guitars
André Linman – lead vocals
Ossi Sivula – drums
Jonas Kuhlberg – bass guitar  

 

Connect with the band:   http://www.onedesire.net/   https://www.facebook.com/OneDesireBand/
https://twitter.com/OneDesireBand  https://www.instagram.com/OneDesireBand/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaMXnDg9g7WKw1tHHI69FnA
 

Night Ranger to release new studio album 'Don't Let Up' via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger. “Don’t Let Up” is set for a March 24th release. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD - physical format only).

 

For your first taste of new music from the album, check out "Somehow Someway" here: 

 

 

“‘Somehow Someway’ is all Night Ranger. It not only captures the spirit of our live shows but also is the essence of who we are and who we have been for the last 35 years…a kick ass American rock and roll band…case closed,” says Jack Blades, bassist and vocalist.

 

Adds Kelly Keagy, drummer and vocalist, "The song "Somehow Someway" is an up-tempo rocker with an infectious, big guitar lick. Take caution while you're driving in your car, you may find yourself going WAY over the speed limit. Check it out!"

 

"Our new single, 'Somehow Someway' is a rockin' barnburner up to the standards of our first single, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me". This could be a great song to perform live and add to our setlist....Enjoy!!" encourages guitarist Brad Gillis.

 

 

Pre-order "Don't Let Up" and/or stream the first single here: http://radi.al/NightRangerDontLetUp or at the links below:

- Amazon: http://radi.al/DontLetUpAmazon
- iTunes: http://radi.al/DontLetUpiTunes
- Google Play: http://radi.al/DontLetUpGooglePlay
- Spotify: http://radi.al/DontLetUpSpotify

 

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80's, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.

 

The new album, "Don't Let Up" was self-produced by the band.

 

“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock 'n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says Blades of the new album.

 

Keagy adds, “Working on the material for the new album "Don't Let Up" was a great experience once again. I always look forward to creating music with Brad, Eric, Kerri, and Jack. I'm really looking forward to playing some of this material for the fans. It rocks!”

 

"I'm looking forward to the new Night Ranger studio effort 'Don't Let Up' as it's always a pleasure releasing new material to keep the bands creative flow. As typical for NR, we have all the elements that made us popular in the first place, including twin lead vocal tradeoffs with Jack and Kelly and dual guitar harmonies and solos with my new partner in crime, Keri Kelli. We've stacked the deck again with up tempo driving rock songs, mid tempo tunes and a few acoustic ballad tracks. We're hoping this new album will be added to your existing Night Ranger catalog!!!" enthuses Gillis.

 

With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, and more than 1 billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.

 

Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more.

The band was also one of the first big "video" bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.

 

Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s "Hear The Truth” brand campaign; and many more!

 

NIGHT RANGER is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards), and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).

 

“Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:

1. Somehow Someway
2. Running Out Of Time
3. Truth
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
10. Jamie
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday

*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition

*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)

 

For More Info Visit: http://www.nightranger.com   https://www.facebook.com/nightranger

 

Place Vendome streaming new song

PLACE VENDOME, featuring ex-HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske, are streaming the new song "Light Before The Dark". The song is the second released so far from the upcoming new release "Close To The Sun", which is expected on February 24th via Frontiers Music srl. 

"Light Before The Dark" features a guest appearance from Michael Palace (PALACE, SKYLANDER). Other album guests include: Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR) on the song “Falling Star”; Olaf Thorsen (LABYRINTH, VISION DIVINE) and Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, ANGRA, ETERNAL IDOL) on the songs “Helen” and “Riding The Ghost"; Simone Mularoni (DGM) on "Close To The Sun" and "Across The Times"; Alessandro Del Vecchio on the songs "Strong" and "Yesterday Is Gone"; Aldo Lonobile (SECRET SPHERE) on the songs "Distant Skies" and "Breathing"; and Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA) on "Welcome To The Edge".

 

BLACK MIRRORS Sign With Napalm Records

BLACK MIRRORS are a new Garage Rock / Blues Rock gem that enriches the Napalm Records roster and are Belgium's answer to pretty much every Rock band out there. BLACK MIRRORS sound encompasses endless amount of Rock influences, which have been ruling the Rock n’ Roll universe for decades. If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, NIRVANA and QOTSA ever had the chance to breed, BLACK MIRRORS would have been their favourite creation. 

The band commented on their new home with Napalm Records: “We are super proud to announce that we signed a record deal with the high-acclaimed label Napalm Records! We are grateful and proud that we can work together with such a big record label and that we'll be on the same roster like bands as John Garcia, ALTER BRIDGE, MONSTER MAGNET, Brant Bjork among so many others! We are looking forward to working together with the whole Napalm family and to bring our music to every corner of the world and to Rock with all of you! See you on the road soon and stay tuned as we will have some other great news coming for you!”

But not enough of good news from team BLACK MIRRORS as their debut EP titled "Funky Queen" will be released worldwide on March 3rd via Napalm Records. Check out the stunning EP artwork by mighty Sebastian Jerke (GREENLEAF, MY SLEEPING KARMA) below.

"Funky Queen" tracklisting:

01. “Funky Queen”
02. “Kick Out The Jams” (MC5 cover)
03. “The Mess”
04. “Canard Vengeur Masqué”

 

WINTERSUN reveal new album title

Finnish metallers WINTERSUN have revealed that their upcoming third full-length album, coming this year via Nuclear Blast, will be titled "The Forest Seasons". 

“That's right folks, we'll leave you pondering a bit what this name means. Next week we'll release the album tracklist and everything will become very clear to you! Promise!”

About the new album, the band previously revealed: “This album will be something new and different, but equally great or perhaps even better in some ways. Over 53 minutes of solid WINTERSUN material (with no intro tracks) and with a killer concept!”

A personnel statement from John Wetton

I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4.


I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

 

I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in spirit.

 

My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within Asia, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates. While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run.

 

John Wetton
Bournemouth
England
January 11th. 2017

 

Comment from Billy Sherwood …

 

Re: ASIA: I've always loved John Wettons voice, playing and compositions. His work In King Crimson, UK and Asia and his solo works continues to be an inspiration to me. I've had the great fortune to work on many various projects over the years with JW, I recall saying after one of the sessions "we've worked on so many tributes, what do you think of creating an original piece of work"? he replied.... "Let's make my new solo record together in your studio". It was an amazing time, we had always done file share sessions before, now it would be in person, for the 1st time, creating new music with one of my all time heroes in music. We spent 29 days in my studio, and made "raised in captivity", A record I am very proud of indeed !!!

 

We developed a great relationship over the years and a friendship that's endured and one I cherish !!

 

John has been fighting cancer and bravely pushing forward to recovery.... Always looking to tomorrow in hope, my thoughts and prayers always with him.

 

With the above said... I'm honored to have been thought of and asked by John to stand in while he continues the fight. Of course my heart breaks, understanding the circumstances which have me performing with Asia. It's a tight knit community in Prog Rock, and Wettons a giant walking within it !! I shall work very hard to maintain the integrity and musical standards expected !!

 

I have said YES because I know what Asia means to JW and the guys.... and their dedication to the fans of the band. I'm a fan of the music too !!

 

I hope to represent that unique position on stage with humility, honor and a deep respect for the music, whilst john recovers and until his ultimate return !!!

 

All my best, see ya at the show !!!
Billy Sherwood

Ann Wilson of Heart announces 20 date solo tour

Ann Wilson has announced her 2017 20-date solo tour. The Ann Wilson of Heart cross-country trek kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at the Moore Theatre in Wilson's Seattle hometown before moving onto Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, Englewood, NJ and New Orleans, among other cities. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, January 13. See the itinerary below and view the trailer here.

 

"The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it," says the esteemed and pioneering Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who's known for her force-of-nature vocals. "The stage is where I have always lived; where I've expressed my deepest emotions and supreme joys." ANN continues: "I suppose I am addicted to it. I've never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way."

 

   

What will fans experience at these shows?  "People can expect the unexpected in 2017," ANN says. "A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production...The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart."

 

Musicians on board for the Ann Wilson of Heart tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990's for two years) from Los Angeles.  The name for the upcoming tour, explains ANN, "is to give people a point of recognition; to help people understand who I am and where I came from."

 

The Ann Wilson of Heart dates follow the release of Heart's critically acclaimed 2016 Beautiful Broken album and summer headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, along with Heart solo shows before and after. "Heart is always evolving, changing," says Ann. "It is a living organism. Right now it's in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will see what emerges when the time is right."

 

Look for Ann to continue to announce more Ann Wilson of Heart tour dates. Here is the current itinerary:

 

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Wed 3/8

Seattle, WA

Moore Theatre

Fri 3/10

Berkeley, CA

UC Theatre

Sun 3/12

Los Angeles, CA

Wiltern Theatre

Tue 3/14

Aspen, CO

Belly Up

Wed 3/15

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

Thu 3/16

Salina, KS

Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sat 3/18

Lake Charles, LA

Golden Nugget

Sun 3/19

New Orleans, LA

House of Blues 

Tue 3/21

Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Community College Theatre

Wed 3/22

Charleston, SC

Charleston Music Hall

Thu 3/23

Greenville, SC

Peace Center for the Creative Arts

Sat 3/25

Morristown, NJ

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Sun 3/26

Annapolis, MD

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts 

Wed 3/29

Alexandria, VA

The Birchmere

Thu 3/30

Westbury, NY

The Westbury Theater

Sat 4/1

Peekskill, NY

Paramount Hudson Valley

Sun 4/2

Londonderry, NH

Tupelo Music Hall

Tue 4/4

Englewood, NJ

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Thu 4/6

Philadelphia, PA

Keswick Theatre

Fri 4/7

Providence, RI

Park Theatre PAC

 

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Escape Music introduce us to Stefanie

Stefanie was born and raised in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, once home to some of the country’s largest steel manufacturing and the subject of Billy Joel’s 1982 hit “Allentown”. The towering Steel Stacks have become the backdrop for a flourishing music scene, the home of Musikfest, and the beginning of Stefanie’s songwriting journey.

 

Stefanie discovered her passion for music and songwriting at a young age. She got her start by singing her song ideas into her grandfather’s old cassette recorder. As she dove deeper into songwriting, she learned to play guitar which took her writing to the next level. She began to showcase her songs by taking the stage at Lehigh Valley’s Musikfest, as well as appearing on the tv music series “Steel Sessions”, and singing the National Anthem at Coca-Cola Stadium.

 

In 2011 Stefanie ventured to Nashville and performed at the legendary Bluebird Café and 12th & Porter. Two years later she traveled to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to further expand her life journey. These experiences have led to the collection of songs from her debut CD.

 

In 2015, Stefanie began recording her album with producer Brian J. Anthony who immediately embraced her vision. Brian helped create a sonic landscape by mixing bits of rock, pop and country while not losing the intensity of her voice or deep personal reflection in her lyrics. The result of these tracks gained the attention of some of the area’s best-known musicians who all jumped at the opportunity to be part of this release.

 

Stefanie continues to captivate fans of all ages with her love torn lyrics and catchy hooks. She is ready to take center stage as one of Pop/Rock’s best up and coming artist.

Stefanie is:
Vocals - Stefanie Johnson
Acoustic Guitar - Paul Franceschini
Guitar/ Bass/ Drums/ Keyboard - Brian J. Anthony

Special Guests
Guitar - Paul Crook (Meat Loaf), Ken Dubman (Prophet)
Keyboards - Charlie Calv (Shotgun Symphony and Punky Meadows)
Backing Vocals - Hasan Smith, Tonya Price, and Shekinah Glory Kee

 

Track Listing:
1. All I Know
2. Master of Disguise
3. Stranger
4. Everything You Need
5. Word Man
6. Hello Love
7. One Life
8. In My Shoes
9. The Second Time Around
10. The Song I Was Meant To Write
11. We Will Fight

 

Release date: 24th February 2017
Catalogue Number: ESM300
Barcode: 5031281003003

Last Autumn's Dream spills the beans on song choices for new album

Coming soon on Escape Music, Last Autumns Dream "In Disguise", their 13th album. An album showcasing
the band's favourite songs and influences of all time!

Last Autumn’s Dream is:

Mikael Erlandsson: Lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards & guitar
Peter Pac Söderström: Lead and rhythm guitars
Jamie Borger: Drums, percussion and backing vocals
Nalle Påhlsson: Electric bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
Ulf Wahlberg: Keyboards, backing vocals and “The Big Knob” as usual

 

Track listing:

 

1 If Love Should Go  4:33
Original Artist - Album/Year: Streets - 1St/1983                          
Peter: This is another favorite with Mike Slamer on guitar. When City Boy broke up he started Streets with Steve Walsh from Kansas. This is just a wonderful -80´s rock track with a great chorus and the kind of guitar work I enjoy! A perfect album starter!

 

2 Jet Airliner  4:10
Original Artist – Album/Year: Steve Miller Band - Book Of Dreams/1977
Jamie: It´s just a great song that I always wanted to record! When we tried it out with LAD, it was a keeper right away...So simple - so damn good!

 

3 Working For The Weekend  3:48
Original Artist – Album/Year: Loverboy - Get Lucky/1981
Mikael: Loved this song from the first time I ever heard it. This song has been a kind of a guide for me when I´m writing songs. All the dramatic chords and big harmonies are just there - Brilliant song. Always wanted to perform it.

 

4 Wig Wam Bam  3:16
Original Artist – Album/Year: The Sweet - The Sweet/1972
Jamie: The first record (single) I got was Ballroom Blitz (1974) with The Sweet. I was totally blown away - I knew from that very moment what I´d do in my life. Wig Wam Bam was also a favorite and an easy pic for this album.

 

5 Slow Down  3:32
Original Artist – Album/Year: John Miles - Stranger In The City/1977
Jamie: I borrowed a friend’s vinyl with J M (Rebel from -76) and loved many of those songs. «Music» was a big hit back then, and I got all his albums from that day on. «Slow Down» is a killer song from the follow up album, great groove and just perfect for Mikael to sing.

 

6 Need A Little Loving  4:06
Original Artist – Album/Year: City Boy - Heads Are Rolling/1980
Peter: I still remember when Jamie came to my house with this album! «I just had to check out this guitar player», so I did, and Mike Slamer´s been one of my heroes from that day on. Back then I was just 14 years old, Jamie 16, but I played that album over and over till I nailed it. Me and Jamie jammed quite a bit in our younger years, played in the same bands - and here we are - still doin´ it!


Mikael: Just have to say that the verses in this song sound a little bit different from the original song - in my opinion – We do them better!!! :)

 

7 I´ll Bring The Whole World To Your Door  3:23
Original Artist – Album/Year: Angel - Sinful/1979
Jamie: Me and Nalle always loved Angel, though he was in to the earlier albums a little more and I liked the later ones - the pop stuff! This one is from their last studio album, and I just love the mix of pop-rock-Motown-Abba-Phil Spector-all n´everything-in-one-song! A great band with a bunch of cool songs!

 

8 Just One More Time  5:11
Original Artist – Album/Year: Headpins - Line Of Fire/1983
Jamie: One of my favorite bands! From Canada, never really hit it off, but man, they got a lot of cool tunes! They opened up for Whitesnake at Isstadium here in Stockholm 1984, and this song´s been with me ever since! Great songwriter & guitar player (the late) Brian MacLeod and singer Darby Mills.

 

9 When I Kissed The Teacher    3:21
Original Artist - Album/Year: Abba - Arrival/1976
Ulf: A tribute to ABBA, the most exported Swedish sound ever. Of course we had to give it a new dress of our own.


Mikael: All of us always liked Abba, tricky pop songs with lots of harmonies.
It was hard to pick one song from this Swedish band, because they had so many hits with the girls singing. So we just picked one of our favorites and did it in a much pleasant style and I think we did a great job with this one.  

 

10 All The Way   3:22
Original Artist – Album/Year: Kiss - Hotter Than Hell/1974
Nalle: A friend of mine showed med the riff of this song on his guitar when we were about 12 years old - and I just thought “Wow - That´s Fantastic” ! I´m gonna love that band”


Since that day I´ve been a huge KISS fan ! We thought this song could be suitable for this album with its cool riff and popish chorus. I got the opportunity to sing it - and I became 12 once again for a while :-)

 

11 Hey You    4:07
Original Artist – Album/Year: Bachman Turner Overdrive - Four Wheel Drive/1975
Nalle: My memories from this song are from the discos at school that were arranged for us young students between the ages of 10-12. Bachman Turner Overdrive had become a big name in Sweden and had a few hits. As far as I can remember this was their second one after “You ain´t seen nothing yet”. This song brings us back to the good old times when life was pretty easy ! :-)

 

Release date: 20th January 2017
Catalogue Number: ESM299
Barcode Number: 5031281002990

Striker announce new self titled album set for release 24 February 2017

There's no time wasted when it comes to one of Canada's most thrilling metal bands STRIKER. 

In 2016, they unleashed their award winning Stand In The Fire, their fourth album and first release via their own independent label Record Breaking Records. 

Wasting no time kicking off the new year, the shredders are set to return with their fifth, (self-titled) studio album due out on February 24, 2017 along with tours across the USA and Europe from January till mid April (dates listed below).

 

The band comments on the upcoming release:

"This is our no bullshit album. We cut out everything that wasn't absolutely necessary and kept everything short and to the point. We pray at the altar of heavy metal everyday, and there are some musical ideas that persist through time and some that don't. We focused in on what keeps listeners coming back and got rid of everything else. You can't climb Mount Everest dragging any useless shit with you; if you want to make it to the top, only bring with you what is absolutely necessary:
Lethal Amounts of Shred." .

 

STRIKER has launched a pre-order campaign with immediate download of their streaming first single Born To Lose 

 

PRE ORDER NOW!! strikermetal.myshopify.com (Pre-order campaign will run from January 10 till the end of the month.)

 

Listen To Born To Lose via Soundcloud - soundcloud.com/strikermetal/born-to-lose-1/s-VXyoX

 

Watch The Lyric Video At - https://youtu.be/39j6gazeWKo 

 

The band explains:

"Born To Lose, like most of our songs, is about doing what you want in life. When you are born into this world, there is a lot of you life that is predetermined. If you choose to change part of your life you need to go out and live it, not just fantasise about it. We've always wanted to hear music like ours, so we started a band and created it. Born to Lose embraces everything we love about music: speed, nonstop shred, huge vocals, guitars, and drums, and over the top energy and emotion.
If it doesn't make you want to throw down and party then nothing will."

Striker - Tracklisting

1. Former Glory (3:59)

2. Pass Me By (3:33)

3. Born To Lose (3:58)

4. Cheating Death (0:53)

5. Shadows In The Light (3:29)

6. Rock The Night (4:30)

7. Over The Top (4:38)

8. Freedom's Call (4:30)

9. Curse of The Dead (3:49)

Album Length: 33:23

 

 

Don't forget to check us out on tour!
Jan 20 – Seattle WA @ Highline, WA w/ Spellcaster
Jan 21 – Portland OR @ The High Water Mark w/ Spellcaster
Jan 22 – Eugene OR @ Old Nick’s Pub
Jan 23 – San Francisco CA @ Elbo Room
Jan 24 – Los Angeles CA @ The Complex
Jan 25 – Mesa AZ @ The Rogue Bar,
Jan 27 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall,
Jan 28 – Houston TX @ Eastdown
Jan 29 – New OrleansLA @ Siberia
Jan 31 – JacksonvilleFL @ Jack Rabbits
Feb 01 – Winter Park FL @ Haven Lounge,
Feb 07 – Atlanta GA @ The Earl
Feb 08 – St. Louis MO @ Fubar
Feb 09 – Chicago IL @ Cobra Lounge
Feb 11 – Winnipeg MB @ The Windsor

 

With Sonata Arctica
Feb 20 Hirsch Nuremberg, Germany
Feb 21 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin, Czech Republic
Feb 22 Szene Vienna, Austria
Feb 23 Backstage Munich, Germany
Feb 24 Vox Club Modena, Italy
Feb 25 Orion Rome, Italy
Feb 27 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 28 Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
Mar 01 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Mar 03 Le Moulin Marseille, France
Mar 04 Bikini Barcelona, Spain
Mar 05 La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Mar 06 Custom Sevilla, Spain
Mar 07 Lisboa ao Vivo Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 09 Totem Pamplona, Spain
Mar 10 Barbey Theatre Bordeaux, France
Mar 11 Le Metronum Toulouse, France
Mar 12 Le Ninkaso Kao Lyon, France
Mar 14 La Rodia Besancon, France
Mar 15 L'Austre Canal Nancy, France
Mar 16 Antipode Rennes, France
Mar 17 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
Mar 18 Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 19 Tramshed Cardiff, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Corporation Room 1 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mar 24 The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Limelight 2 Belfast, United Kingdom
Mar 26 The Academy Dublin, Ireland
Mar 28 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Mar 29 Le Splendid Lille, France
Mar 30 X Hereford, Germany
Mar 31 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
Apr 01 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands
Apr 02 Tivoli Pandora Utrecht, Netherlands
Apr 04 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Apr 05 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Germany
Apr 06 Hellraise rLeipzig, Germany
Apr 07 KB Malmö, Sweden
Apr 08 Frimis Salonger Örebro, Sweden
Apr 09 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden

 

www.striker-metal.com      www.facebook.com/strikermetal

 

Amaranthe release lyric video for 'Boomerang'

Blaze Bayley announces brand new album and world tour

Blaze Bayley, singer with Iron Maiden 1994-1999, announces his World Tour schedule to promote a brand new album, the 9th studio record of his solo career.

 

In home-city Birmingham, England, often celebrated as the birthplace of metal,Blaze Bayley has completed the recording of his ninth studio album, aptly titled‘Endure and Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II)’. The record is an exciting and enthralling sequel to his 2016 release ‘Infinite Entanglement’ which was the first of a trilogy of releases following a sci-fi concept and storyline.

 

‘Endure and Survive’ is set for release on 3rd March 2017 via Blaze Bayley Recording and will be accompanied by a world tour totalling some 120 shows. The European leg of the tour takes place principally between February and June 2017. After a small number of summer shows, Blaze will then go to the United States and Canada during August-September. It’s also planned to take the tour to Latin America in 2018.

 

Pre-orders for the new album are available now at www.blazebayley.net/webshop

 

Throughout this world tour, Blaze will be backed by his main recording and touring musicians, picked from British metal band Absolva and including Chris Appleton (guitar, backing vocals), Martin McNee (drums), Karl Schramm (bass, backing vocals).

 

In addition to the established band members as above from Absolva, ‘Endure and Survive’ also contains a talented array of collaborators; Luke Appleton (Iced Earth / Absolva) – backing vocals, Michelle Sciarrotta – nylon acoustic, backing vocals, voice actor, Jo Robinson – backing vocals, Mel Adams – backing vocals, Liz Owen – backing vocals, Thomas Zwijsen – nylon acoustic,Anne Bakker – violin, backing vocals, Corvin Bahn (Uli Jon Roth) – accordion, Aine Brewer – voice actor, Rob Toogood – voice actor, backing vocals.

 

The spectacular album artwork has been completed by Andreas Sandberg, with additional images from Christopher Steenstrup who is also working on a Blaze Bayley video game.

 

The album was recorded between October and December 2016 at Robannas Studios, Birmingham, produced by Blaze Bayley and Chris Appleton, mixed and engineered by Miguel Seco, mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Tank, Phil Campbell). As with the previous record the song-writing has been a collaboration between Blaze, Chris Appleton and Michelle Sciarrotta.

 

‘Endure and Survive’ track listing


1.    Endure and Survive
2.    Escape Velocity
3.    Blood
4.    Eating Lies
5.    Destroyer
6.    Dawn of the Dead Son
7.    Remember
8.    Fight Back
9.    The World Is Turning the Wrong Way
10. Together We Can Move the Sun

 

The first single from the new album will be available early in February, together with a music video.

 

Blaze embarks on a massive World tour to promote the new album soon with the European dates announced today

 

FEBRUARY


11TH MT, Gzira, The Orpheum
18TH UK, Ballymena, Diamond Rock


MARCH
1st UK, Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
2nd UK, Newcastle, Trillians
3rd UK, Grimsby, Yardbirds Rock Club
4th UK, Manchester, Sound Control
5th UK, Birmingham, Roadhouse
9th UK, Cardiff, Fuel
10th BE, Verviers, Spirit of 66
11th FR, Paris, Le Petit Bain
12th BE, Deinze, Café Elpee
18th FR, Luynes, Le Korigan
19th ES, Barcelona, Salamandra 2
21st ES, Oviedo, Franelrock
22nd ES, Madrid, Club Moby Dick
23rd ES, Lleida, Café Del Teatre
24th ES, Valencia, Sala Fussion
25th ES, Irun, Tunk
26th ES, Zaragoza, King Kong
30th IT, Vercelli, Officine Sonore
31st CH, Saint-Maurice, Manoir Pub


APRIL


1st FR, Nancy (Pagney D-B), Chez Paulette
2nd UK, Edinburgh, Corn Exchange, Heavy Scotland festival
7th FR, Grenoble, L’Amperage
8th FR, Clermont-Ferrand (Mozac), Salle De L’Arlequin
9th DE, Renchen, Come Inn
13th DE, Krefeld, Kulturampe
14th NL, Leiden, Gebr De Nobel
15th DE, Grossefehn, Schlappohr  Rockkneipe
16th NL, Helmond, Muziekcafe
20th DE, Hamburg, Bambi Galore
21st DE, Siegen, Vortex
22nd DE, Balingen, Sonnenkeller
23rd DE, Konstanz Rockbar
26th SI, Ljublijana, Orto Bar
27th AT, Vienna, Viper Room
28th SK, Bratislava, Rock Café
29th CZ, Brno, Melodka
30th Czech, Pilsen, Serikovka


MAY


4th PL, Wroclaw, Liverpool Klub
5th PL, Tychy, Underground
6th PL, Stalowa Wola, Labirynt Club
7th PL, Olsztyn, Nowy Andergrant
9th LT, Kaunas, Klubas Lemmy
10th LV, Riga, Nabaklab
11th EE, Tallinn, The Tapper
12th FI, Helsinki, On The Rocks
13th FI, Mikkeli, Kulttuuritalo Tempo
14th FI, Tampere, Jack The Rooster
19th FI, Lappeenranta, Mobar
20th FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi
21st FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (acoustic)
24th SE, Strangnas, Garage
26th NO, Fosser, Oak Metal Club
27th SE, Falkenberg, Downtown


JULY


28th RS, Belgrade, Club Fest
29th BA, Sarajevo, Cinemas Sloga
30th BA, Mostar, OKC Abrasevic


AUGUST


5th UK, Oxford, Oxrox Alive

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