Network are happy to give a warm welcome to our newest members
MARTINA EDOFF, MARYSCREEK and WIGELIUS.
We also welcomes DIST FM webradio as SRN's official
radiostation.Rock Between Heaven And Hell.
SCANDIROCK NETWORK is created to make it easier for the fans to find
Scandinavian AOR / Melodic Hardrock of the highest quality. SRN is a
collaboration between eleven Swedish bands that play melodic hard
rock / AOR, so called Scandirock. All the bands on this page are at
the forefront of what Scandirock can deliver today. If you for
example, only heard one of the bands on the page before, you will
most likely find several new favourites right here.
How about third lineup:Anette Olzon (Ex Nightwish) Art Nation,
Coldspell, Eclipse, Grand Design, Lover Under Cover, Martina Edoff,
MarysCreek, Nubian Rose, Sapphire Eyes, Wigelius
Check out the video and feel free to share to all your friends or
anyone that you think need to be a Scandirocker to.
Music Srl are incredibly pleased to bring you
the first song and video from Q5's
upcoming album, NEW WORLD ORDER (out July 8th)! Turn up the volume
LOUD for "The Right Way" and let us know what you think!
Q5 was formed in 1983, comprised of members of two popular Seattle
bands: vocalist Jonathan K and guitarist (plus famous guitar tremolo
inventor) Floyd Rose from The C.O.R.E. and Rick Pierce (guitar),
Evan Sheeley (bass) and Gary Thompson (drums) from TKO. The band
released its first album, "Steel The Light" (on Music for
Nations) in 1984, receiving immediate worldwide critical acclaim,
and landing them touring spots with Twisted Sister, Y&T and Lita
Ford. The success of "Steel The Light" led them to
eventually sign with Polygram/Squawk for their 1985 sophomore
release, "When the Mirror Cracks". Due to personal
differences, the original lineup dissolved shortly after this
In 2014, Q5 was asked to perform at Sweden Rock Festival, a
performance that the band had agreed would be a "one off"
show, but at the completion of the performance, it was obvious that
this was not an ending, but merely a beginning. Upon returning to
Seattle, The band secured drummer Jeffrey McCormack (former Heir
Apparent, Fifth Angel) and guitarist Kendall Bechtel (former Fifth
Angel) and began rehearsing formally as "Q5". The band's
relaunch debuted at the ROCK You To HELL Festival in Athens, Greece
followed by a headlining performance in Cyprus. The band then
returned to Seattle to begin work on music for a new album. Kendall
Bechtel, however, was unable to stay with the band due to personal
reasons, so the band secured guitar virtuoso Dennis Turner to
complete the lineup.
So, while the band's debut album, "Steel The Light "
continues to grow in popularity all over the world, the fans are
writing from all corners of the globe, eagerly inquiring about the
next chapter in the Q5 story. That chapter begins NOW. With their
new lineup solidified, and a new album slated for release, Q5 is
poised to take its rightful place again in the hard rock/heavy metal
'New World Order' tracklisting:
1. We Came Here To Rock
2. One Night In Hellas
3. The Right Way
4. New World Order
5. Tear Up The Night
6. Halfway To Hell
7. A Prisoner Of Mind
8. Unrequited (A Woman Of Darkness And Steel)
9. Just One Kiss
10. Fear Is The Killer
11. Land Of The Setting Sun
12. A Warrior's Song
13. Mach Opus 206 (Instrumental)
14. Get Next To You (Bonus Track)
Jonathan Scott K.: Vocals, Background Vocals
Rick Pierce: Lead Guitars, Rhythm Guitars
Dennis Turner: Rhythm Guitars, Lead Guitars, Background Vocals
Evan Sheeley: Bass Guitar, Backgr. Vocals
Jeffrey Mccormack: Drums And Percussion, Background Vocals
July 29 - Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany - HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR
April 28, 2017 - Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany - KEEP IT TRUE Festival
Deep Purple - Made
is something that every Purple fan has been waiting for since the
release of Made In Japan....actual film of the event!
in Japan is a double live album by English rock band Deep Purple,
recorded during their first tour of Japan in August 1972. It was
originally released in December 1972, with a US release in April
1973, and became a commercial and critical success.
band considered the gig at Tokyo on 17 August to be the best of
the tour. Glover remembered "twelve or thirteen thousand
Japanese kids were singing along to 'Child in Time'" and
considered it a career highlight, as did Gillan. At the venue, a
row of bodyguards manned the front of the stage. When Blackmore
smashed his guitar during the end of "Space Truckin'"
and threw it into the audience, several of them clambered past
fans to try and retrieve it. Blackmore was annoyed, but the rest
of the band found the incident amusing…..
8mm film has recently been discovered and is one of the crowning
Jewels of Deep Purple's incredible live career. A must see!
Staticland out now!
self-titled debut album hits the stores worldwide today! The unique
style of the Seattle trio can be best described as provocative,
imaginative blues rock which breathes new life into the genre both
sonically and stylistically.
VAN ZANT - "RED
WHITE & BLUE (LIVE)" IS SET TO BE RELEASE ON 1 JULY
Van Zant clan from Jacksonville, Florida has been called The First
Family of Southern Rock. Over the years, the Van Zant family’s
recordings have unquestionably impacted both fans and contemporaries
alike on a worldwide level, among multiple generations. Brothers
Johnny (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Donnie (38 Special) joined together over
twenty years ago to delve deep into the family’s country-tinged
roots and formed Van Zant. The two were inspired by the fact that
their late brother, Ronnie, the spiritual leader and original lead
vocalist and chief songwriter for Lynyrd Skynyrd, had always wanted
to do a country record. “Let’s do it for him,” avowed the
White & Blue (Live) is a recently unearthed live Van Zant show
recorded on January 28, 2006 at Wild Adventures Theme Park in
Valdosta, Georgia. It is the only concert recording in existence
from the only tour by the brothers. From the exuberance on
crowd-pleasers like “Takin’ Up Space” and “My Kinda
Country” to the heartfelt message of their big Country Singles
chart hit “Help Somebody” (which hit #7 in 2005) to the
butt-kicking versions of 38 Special’s “Wild Eyed Southern
Boys” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Call Me the Breeze” and “Sweet
Home Alabama,” the Van Zant brothers are clearly firing proud and
true on all cylinders. One of the most telling lines from the title
track, “Red White & Blue” — a song the Van Zants wrote but
first appeared on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 2003 album, Vicious Cycle —
is, “We’re trying to sing the truth to you.” That line alone
encapsulates exactly why the Van Zants have always had such a deep
connection with their audiences.
Van Zants’ significant contribution to southern rock, country and
popular music across the board have created an unparalleled legacy.
They may even be The First Family of American Music. It doesn’t
get any more Red White & Blue than that.
“Ain’t Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do”
“Wild Eyed Southern Boys”
“Things I Miss the Most”
“I Know My History”
“I Can’t Help Myself”
“I’m Doin’ Alright”
“Red White & Blue
“My Kind of Country”
“Call Me the Breeze”
“Sweet Home Alabama”
Walking Dead" featuring Reb Beach (Whitesnake/Winger) taken
from Gene The Werewolf's new album "The Loner" out June
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Animation and video by Chris Fafalios
LYNYRD SKYNYRD -
"SOUTHERN FRIED ROCK BOOGIE" Will be out on 17
Whiskey Rock-A-Roller / I Ain't The One
2. The Needle And The Spoon
3. I'm A Country Boy
4. Gimme Three Steps
5. Don't Ask Me No Questions
6. Saturday Night Special
7. Railroad Song
8. Call Me The Breeze
9. Sweet Home Alabama
10. On the Hunt
Gary Rossington Johnny Van Zant Rickey Medlocke Peter Keys Johnny
Colt Michael Cartellone Mark Matejka Dale Krantz Rossington Carol
FC METAL return and will release new albums by HANGAR and
EVAN on July 15th, 2016!
label FC METAL will return to the scene on July 15th with two new
releases from Brazilian Prog Metal Band HANGAR and Greek/German
guitar shredder EVAN, and that we’ll be handling the PR for their
releases all over Europe!
Metal is run by industry veteran Eric Cerda and now based in Berlin,
Germany. Please check the label’s website at fcmetal.com and like
them on Facebook to connect for the latest news & updates: https://www.facebook.com/FCMetalRecordings
– Stronger Than Ever
date: July 15th, 2016
Than Ever is the 7th studio album from Brazilian
power/progressive metal legends, HANGAR. Deservedly named alongside
DREAM THEATER, SYMPHONY X, and PAGAN’S MIND as one of progressive
metal’s best bands.
their last two critically acclaimed releases – Inside Your Soul
and Infallible – HANGAR’s latest opus, Stronger Than Ever, has
10 songs that cover a vast heavy metal landscape, and includes such
standout tracks as „Reality Is A Prison,“ „The Revenant,“
and „The Hangar Of Hannibal.“
band features world-renowned drummer extraordinaire, Aquiles
Priester (NOTURNALL, TONY MACALPINE, BLACKWELDER, ex-ANGRA,
ex-PRIMAL FEAR). Aquiles‘ drum performance videos have over
5,000,000 views on YouTube.
Than Ever was mixed in Finland by Jesse Vainio (APOCALYPTICA, LORDI,
THUNDERSTONE) and mastered in Finland by Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN,
K is a 21-year old Greek/German guitarist & composer whose very
melodic & memorable playing is fully displayed on Blue
Lightning’s 9 tracks. Highlights include „Skies Of
Shred,“ „Into The Light,“ „Orchestra Of Withered Clouds,“
and a cover of the classic BLACK song, „Everything Is
Coming Up Roses.“
Lightning also features Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Angra, Vision
Divine), who sings lead vocals on the songs „Edge Of The Sky“
& „One Last Time,“ and keyboards by Bob Katsionis (Firewind,
Serious Black, Outloud).
is influenced by Gus G, Jeff Loomis, Yngwie Malmsteen, John
Petrucci, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Romeo, Gary Moore, Michael Schenker,
and Ritchie Blackmore.
is endorsed by ESP Guitars and ENGL Amplification.
label METALAPOLIS RECORDS will release the new album by German
Hard Rock legends ZAR on June 24th, 2016! The record is called
“Don’t Wait For Heroes”.
– Don’t Wait For Heroes, Release
is back! In 2003, after the release of their latest album „Hard To
The Beat“ it was clear that this chapter in the life of mastermind
Tommy Clauss was over. It started back in 1981, when Tommy met
former URIAH HEEP vocalist John Lawton at a radio interview. Shortly
after this he hired John for his new band REBEL, which Tommy found
together with keyboard player Jerry Schaefer. The album was called
„Stargazer“ and was a big success in Germany and the UK.
this one album the band called it quits and the two Germans
continued as ZAR, together with Drummer and founding Member Peter
Kumpf. After numerous singer auditions they again decided to call
John Lawton and together they recorded the classic album „Live
Your Life Forever“, which was released in 1990. After this, they
again had to search for a singer and found that incredible talent
Tommy Bloch, with whom they recorded the following three records.
After the very experimental album „The Holy Rhythm Of Nature“ in
1995 ZAR decided to end this story due many personal issues.
2003 they tried a comeback in a new line-up with drummer Lars Nippa
and singer Andre Sauber, but this lasted only a few months and for
the album „Hard To The Beat“, before they decided this is it for
today. Tommy Clauss is a musician and an artist and never stopped to
write songs. After a few years of brainstorming he thought the time
is right to start again, what for him felt kind of unfinished.
Together with the help of drummer Lars Nippa he recorded and
produced the album „Don’t Wait For Heroes“. This is the first
album where Tommy is playing guitar, bass and where he handles all
vocals. The album was mastered by no other than ATROCITY/LEAVE’S
EYES producer Alexander Krull in his Mastersound Studios.
Tommy Clauss – vocals, guitar, bass, Lars Nippa – drums
1990 Live your Life Forever, 1991 Sorted Out, 1993 From Welcome…To
Goodbye, 1995 The Holy Rhythm Of Nature, 2003 Hard To The Beat, 2016
Don’t Wait For Heroes
Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of SNAKES IN PARADISE
to the label for the release of a new album in early 2017!
In Paradise are a Stockholm based band which melds a powerful
mixture of influences of 70's era British Hard Rock with American
AOR and a bluesy singer who really sings from the soul with five
amazing musicians and world class production!
three original studio albums under their belt released at the end of
the 90's and early 00's, the band has recently reunited, playing
live at the Rockweekend Festival in Stockholm last February, and now
they are ready to unleash a brand new album!
it was until this day, that the rumors became true' There will be a
new SNAKES IN PARADISE album,' says singer Stefan Berggren. 'With
our old albums taking a life of their own we have to thank all the
fans and people who made it happen. Guess the hard work paid off in
the end. And for the first time we are all in alignment with the
right time to release it, with record label Frontiers Music Srl. And
we believe it is the right label for our music. The new record will
be in the shops in the beginning 2017. Stay tuned!!
In Paradise: Stefan Berggren - Vocals, Thomas Jakobsson - Guitar,
Stefan Jonsson - Guitar, Thomas Thorberg - Bass Guitar, Peter
Pettersson - Drums andTomas Jansson - Keyboards
Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of EDGE OF FOREVER to
the label for a multi-album deal!
formed in 2002, Edge Of Forever released their first album, 'Feeding
The Fire' in 2004 which was produced by the late Marcel Jacob (ex-Malmsteen,
Talisman). Just a few months later, the band was already working on
a new album with producer Bobby Barth (Axe, Blackfoot) in New
Orleans. The collaboration led to 'Let The Demon Rock'n'Roll,' which
came out about one year after the debut album. In 2005 the band saw
a change of personnel, leaving only Alessandro Del Vecchio and
Francesco Jovino from the original line-up. Alessandro then took on
the lead vocal spot and guitarist Walter Caliaro and bassist Nik
Mazzucconi (Ian Paice, Carmine Appice) joined the band.
In 2010, with the new lineup operating like a well oiled machine,
Edge of Forever released their third record entitled 'Another
Paradise'. The album was once again very well received and
Alessandro Del Vecchio's reputation as producer started to grow
steadily. While Francesco was stepping into the metal world with
U.D.O. and a short tenure with ACCEPT (now he plays drums with
Primal Fear), Alessandro Del Vecchio started to tour with artists
like Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes, Bernie Marsden, and Carmine Appice and
also continuing to work in the studio. In 2011, Alessandro signed on
with Frontiers Music Srl to produce and be part of the come-back of
the legendary hard rock act Hardline. Again with his pal Francesco
Jovino on drums, Hardline released 'Danger Zone' in 2012 while the
video for the single from the album, 'Fever Dreams' reached almost 1
million views on YouTube.
Alessandro's collaboration with Frontiers over the course of about 5
years has given birth to amazing records like Revolution Saints (Deen
Castronovo, Jack Blades, Doug Aldrich), Sunstorm (with Joe Lynn
Turner), Fergie Frederiksen's last album 'Any Given Moment',
Resurrection Kings (Craig Goldy, Vinny Appice, Sean McNabb, Chas
West) and many more, plus writing and playing for artists like Place
Vendome, Find Me (featuring Robbie Lablanc of Blanc Faces), First
Signal (featuring Harry Hess of Harem Scarem), Level 10 (featuring
Russell Allen and Mat Sinner), and Toby Hitchcock among others.
Now it's time for Alessandro and his guys to step out on their own
and show the world what they're capable of! 'I'm very honored to
have my own band Edge Of Forever signed to the big Frontiers
family,' says Alessandro Del Vecchio. 'It's been a few years now
that I've worked with Serafino and for some time we have been
talking about a record with me on vocals, which couldn't be with
anyone but with my guys. Francesco, Nik and Walter have been with me
already on a few albums I released through Frontiers, but this time
is gonna be different. It's our baby and our primal need of
creation. We are entering the studio this summer and I promise we
will deliver our best songs and I will top my productions with a
bombastic and epic sound. In addition to the new album, we decided
to allow Frontiers to re-release our previous albums - which I'm
gonna remaster with bonus tracks - for all digital platforms. I
guess it's time for people to listen to the out-takes of our
previous albums with our friends Jeff Scott Soto Official and Bobby
Barth. This made the deal even more attractive for us. Now it's our
turn to say something and give Frontiers our best album so far! I
feel and we feel more confident than ever in what we can do. Years
of working in the Champions League of Rock'n'Roll forged us as
better musicians. I honestly can't wait. After 5 years of amazing
music with Frontiers, I'm excited to do something again with the
band that started it all for me. Who's Luckier Than Me?''
Frontiers plans to release EDGE OF FOREVER new album in early 2017.
EDGE OF FOREVER: Alessandro Del Vecchio: vocals, keyboards, Walter
Caliaro: guitars, Nik Mazzucconi: bass and Francesco Jovino: drums
Rocktopia Records to
re-package old Ten material for new release
signed to Rocktopia Records back in 2014, in a similar fashion to
their one-two release of their much lauded debut and follow-up
'Name of the Rose' in a 6 month period back in 1996, 'Albion' and
'Isla De Muerta' were released in November 2014 and May 2015
respectively. Both albums gained highly positive reviews with
Gaetano Di Falco's wonderful art making striking covers.
also saw the release of the 'Dragon And Saint George' EP which
contained 3 exclusive bonus tracks.
'Albion' now completely sold out it seemed a great idea to collect
all the Ten songs from their Rocktopia Records period - including
all the Japanese bonus tracks and exclusive EP tracks - onto one
Limited Edition double CD release (500 copies only) and sell for
the price of a single CD.
well as Ten fans, hard rock fans who have not previously bought
their albums should hopefully be tempted to check them out with
such a Value For Money release.
new collection is titled 'Battlefield' and once again has a
wonderful exclusive cover by Gaetano Di Falco.
'Altars of Madness' Full Dynamic Range vinyl out now
of Madness', the classic debut album from Floridian extreme metal
legends MORBID ANGEL, is available now on limited edition Full
Dynamic Range vinyl.
released in 1989, 'Altars of Madness' introduced the raw, technical
lethality of MORBID ANGEL to the world and has consistently been
ranked as one of the greatest death metal albums of all time.
of Madness' has now been specially remastered from the original
tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, allowing the music's
nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious
sound than ever before.
of Madness' is available now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl in black,
as well as the following limited edition colours:
Ghoul Green in Black & White Sleeve (SOLD OUT!)
200 Ghoul Green (SOLD OUT!)
300 Evil Spells Purple
400 Immortal White
500 Blasphemy Yellow
" Carved In Stone" – Cover, Tracklist, release date:
24th June 2016
release date of the WIDOW album „Carved In Stone“ is June 24th,
2016. The pre-order phase will start on June 10th, 2016 in our
years after Life’s Blood, North Carolina’s beauties WIDOW
present a brand-new album that will leave no one indifferent. Carved
In Stone is a fifth album released over the last thirteen years.
This album marks the arrival of a new drummer, who joined the
already established singers/guitarists John E. Wooten IV and Cristof
Bennett. The band still plays a wonderful mix of traditional
American-rooted hard rock and fine old-school metal. When listening
to the songs, one cannot help but notice the qualities one would
traditionally find in classics like OZZY OSBOURNE, ALICE COOPER, VAN
HALEN or even hints of LION, in a metal style that the band fully
masters and even brings to new grounds. WIDOW will dazzle the
listener with strong titles like “Another Time and Place” or
“And We Are One”. Headbanging and fist pumping tracks like
“Wisdom” and “Of the Blood We bind” could even awake a dead
body from its torpor. Then, like a rollercoaster, WIDOW slows the
pace down with “Time On Your Side”, but soon sets all engines on
again with songs like “Borrowed Time” and “Live by the
Flame”. This album is definitely a must.
2. Carved In Stone
3. Another Time and Place
5. Time on Your Side
6. Borrowed Time
7. And We Are One
9. Live By The Flame
10. Of The Blood, We Bind
11. Nighttime Turn
12. Let It Burn
Playing Time: : min
E. Wooten IV – lead vocals, bass
Chris Bennett – lead guitars, bass
Robbie Mercer – drums
"Hammer Damage" – Limited Vinyl Edition - Cover,
Tracklist, release date: 24th June 2016
release date of the OMEN album „Hammer Damage“ on limited vinyl
is June 24th, 2016. The pre-order phase will start on June 10th,
2016 in our webshop.
the signing of US Metal legend OMEN, an old dream of ours has come
true. For us, at Pure Steel Records, classic albums like “Battle
Cry” and “Warning of Danger” are historical contributions to
the metal world. With a striking release entitled “Hammer
Damage”, the first studio album since “Eternal Black Dawn”
(2003), OMEN is back in the saddle and means serious business. The
new album was mixed by Kenny Powell and mastered by QuSound
When listening to epic and catchy power hymns such as “Hammer
Damage” (the incisive title track) or the hard pounding “Cry
Havoc” or the masculine pathos “Hellas”, fans of the
Californian quartet will completely go crazy. Already active in OMEN
between 1998 and 2009, Kevin Goocher (also Phantom X), with his
raspy voice, will often remind you of the late J.D. Kimball, while
guitarist Kenny Powell, also part of the 2016 lineup, has obviously
not lost any of the striking guitar skills he displayed during
Omen’s glorious early days.
With “Hammer Damage”, OMEN clearly show that they are ready to
reclaim their throne as masters of unadulterated US Metal.
After the CD release in May 2016 follows the album "Hammer
Damage" in a limited edition of 100 blue and 400 black copies
Death Metallers LELAHELL Launched Crowdfunding Campaign for Second
is the title of the second studio album by Algerian death metal trio
Lelahell, for which the band recently launched a crowdfunding
campaign on Indiegogo. The campaign is active for three weeks; you
can head to the campaign’s page and support the band in reaching
the goal what will allow them to raise the funds for the album
artwork, album’s production, production of a music video and a
founder of the band, singer and guitarist Redouane Aouameur
commented: “Our campaign is running since 5 weeks and will end in
3 weeks. We expect to get at least 50% of the requested amount this
will help us to have a very good quality record mixed and mastered
in the Hertz Studio, the sound that will perfectly feet to this
title of the album is inspired by the first letter of the Arabic
alphabet. In Arabic, alif is the first letter in the alphabet, and
it is used in Arabic calligraphy to determine the size of the
following characters. Lelahell say they chose the title as this
album “will be the main musical reference of the next upcoming
trio’s new album, Alif, is slated as the group’s second
full-length album and third release since the band’s formation in
2010. Lelahell are set to record at Hertz Studio in Poland under the
guidance of well-known producers — the Wiesławscy brothers.
Lelahell by donating through the Indiegogo campaign, and follow them
on Facebook for future updates.
in 2010 by metal veteran Redouane Aouameur, Lelahell is an Algerian
death metal band hailing from Algiers. The trio comprises of
Redouane “Lelahel” Aouameur (guitars, vocals), Ramzy Curse
(bass) and Slaveblaster (drums). Lelahell have released one EP, Al
Intihar (Goressimo Records, 2012), and one full alubum, Al Insane…
The (Re)birth of Abderrahmane (HPGDP, 2014). The band also launched
a documentary in 2016 titled Highway to Lelahell - An Algerian Metal
Documentary, available for streaming on YouTube, presenting viewers
with a solid history lesson on Algeria’s metal scene. The band
have also embarked on three European tours, and also participated in
festivals in Europe.
THE BROWNING to
Release Isolation on June 24
BROWNING could very well be heavy music's answer to the
Terminator. Whereas everybody's favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger
cyborg hid an exoskeleton under a sheath of skin, the Kansas City
quartet-Jonny [vocals, electronics], Cody [drums], Brian [guitar],
and Rick [bass]- thinly veil a hard rock edge beneath a casing of
skittering electronic dance music, hip-hop grime, metallic
brutality, and industrial expanse. That signature style is
"back" in a big way on Isolation, their third
full-length album and first for Spinefarm Records.
arrives on June 24 and it's THE BROWNING's most ambitious offering
the course of the last three years, rock music is primarily all
I've listened to," Jonny explains. "I've been
ingesting bands like Rammstein, Disturbed, and Three Days Grace.
My writing swung towards that. I knew this album was going to have
more of a rock vibe. Obviously, there's still metal, but the scope
has expanded. The electronics remain a big part of it. Since day
one, the whole point was to not only be the heaviest electronic
band, but the band with by far the most electronics."
furthered, "Isolation is by far the best album THE BROWNING
has done yet. It has everything I wanted in it and nothing is
missing. It shows how the band has progressed and matured since
our last release. So, I cannot wait for the world to hear
first track "Pure Evil" is available with pre-orders.
7TH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘TRUST NO ONE,’ IS OUT NOW
California’s revered groove metal band DevilDriver has
released their long awaited, 7th studio album, Trust No One,
today via Napalm Records. Fans can purchase the record now at iTunes,
and local retailers. The record is also available stream
exclusively at Apple
Additionally, DevilDriver has debuted a brand new video today
for their single “Daybreak.” The video was directed by Shan
Dan and features a savage performance by the band, set to the
song’s anthemic, groove-laden riffs. Watch it now HERE.
DevilDriver will kick off a tour in support of Trust No One
tonight with Hatebreed in Cleveland, OH and will be performing
at upcoming festivals Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest before
heading to Europe for additional touring. Tickets are available HERE.
DEVILDRIVER Headline Dates
4/27: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
4/29: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
4/30: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/1: Spokane, WA @ Kinitting Factory
5/3: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
5/5: Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room
5/6: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/7: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
5/8: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
5/9: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
5/10: Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
5/11: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
DEVILDRIVER W/Hatebreed, The Devil You Know and Act of Defiance:
5/13: Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
5/14: Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/15: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
5/19: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/20: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/21: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
5/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/26: New Orleans, LA @ Republic
5/27: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grille
5/28: Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
5/29: San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
6/1: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
6/2: Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
6/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
6/4: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
6/5: Montreal, QC @ Corona
6/6: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
6/7: Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls
6/8: Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
6/9: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/10: Providence, RI @ Lupos
6/11: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
DEVILDRIVER Headline Dates
6/13: Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
6/14: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/16: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
6/17: Window Rock, AZ @ Window Tock Sports Center
6/18: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
DEVILDRIVER European Dates
29.07.16 DE - Saarbrücken / Saarmageddon
30.07.16 DE - Essen / Nord Open Air
02.08.16 DE - Jena / F-Haus
04.08.16 DE - München / Backstage
05.08.16 DE - Porta Westfalica / Festivalkult
06.08.16 DE - Wacken / Wacken Open Air
07.08.16 DE - Köln / RheinRiot
09.08.16 DE - Berlin / BiNuu
12.08.16 AT - Graz / Metal On The Hill Festival
13.08.16 DE - Frankfurt / Zoom
16.08.2016 UK – Cardiff / Tramshed
17.08.2016 UK – Glasgow / O2 ABC
18.08.2016 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute
19.08.2016 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
20.08.2016 UK – London / O2 Forum Kentish Town
first visual release in band history, "Live Im Schatten Der
Ringe" is out now, available as DVD/2CD or BluRay/2CD.
It features a 90 minutes live show, including songs from every
creative period of DIE KRUPPS, filmed at E-tropolis Festival in
the sold out Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen (Germany) on February 22nd,
DIE KRUPPS festival dates 2016:
14.05.2016 – Wave Gotik Treffen (DE)
05.08.2016 – Wacken Open Air (DE)
06.08.2016 – Laba Daba Festival (LT)
12.08.2016 – Brutal Assault Festival (CZ)
13.08.2016 – Mera Luna Hildesheim (DE)
THE LOVE OF GOD -
Video Clip Premiere
Love Of God", @Lord Of The Lost's 15th music video, marks the
beginning of a new chapter in the band's history, both visually
and sonically. On May 13th, the same-titled single is due for
release as a sinister harbinger of the upcoming album
"The Love Of God" was directed by the great and creative
movie artist Harun Hazar and conceived by Lord Of The Lost
together with Pascal Heyne (who had also produced the "A
Night To Remember" Live-DVD).
The track itself is produced by Chris "The Lord" Harms
& Formalin and mixed & mastered by Benjamin Lawrenz at the
legendary Chameleon Studios Hamburg.
EUROPE GREAT AGAIN 2016
June 3 DE-Hamburg Grosse
June 4 DE-Erfurt HSD*
June 5 DE-München Backstage*
June 6 FR-Pagney Chez Paulette
June 8 FR-Savigny le Temple/Paris L'Empreinte
June 9 DE-Köln Live Music Hall*
June 10 BE-Kortrijk, De Kreun
June 11 NL-Amstelveen/Amsterdam P60
June 12 DK-Kopenhagen Amager Bio
June 13 SE-Göteborg Sticky Fingers
June 14 SE-Stockholm Göta Källare
June 16 FI-Turku Gong 1
June 17 FI-Tampere Yo-Talo
June 18 FI-Helsinki Circus
June 19 EE-Tallinn Rock Café
June 20 LV-Liepaja Fontaine Palace
June 23 PL-Gdansk B90
June 24 DE-Dresden Strasse E*
to Sally, Eluveitie
December 16 DE-Giessen Hessenhallen
December 17 DE-Dresden Alter Schlachthof
December 22 DE-Filderstadt Filharmonie
December 23 CH-Pratteln Z7
December 26 DE-Bochum Ruhrkongress
December 27 DE-Würzburg Posthalle
December 28 DE-Bielefeld Ringlokschuppen
December 29 DE-Bremen Pier 2
December 30 DE-Potsdam Metropolishalle
are pleased to announce that for one night only HeadrusH will be
back together for the first time in almost 3 years!
left the country during the Christmas period of 2013 to live in
Australia with his partner Arline, which left the rest of the band
no choice but to call it a day.
is flying back to England in July and we are excited to share
with you that we will be doing a reunion show. Unfortunately
drummer Tom Bevan can't join us for the reunion so with Toms
blessing we have a special guest appearance from Sam Ogden (son
of Neil Ogden from Demon, Lawless and Persian Risk)
of the reunion gig will be announced very soon!
Gene The Werewofl - The Loner (promo)
No nightmares just
sweet, sweet music with
ALBUM ALERT: European Melodic Hard Rock fans need to pay attention
to the new self-titled debut from Phantom 5!!! From top to bottom,
this is an all killer, no filler gem!
5 is the new band featuring singer Claus Lessmann (Bonfire) with
guitarists Michael Voss (Casanova, Mad Max), Robby Boebel
(Frontline, Evidence One), drummer Axel Kruse (JADED HEART) and
bassist Francis Buchholz (Scorpions, Michael Schenker's Temple
of Rock). Truly a German Hard Rock super group. Highly
recommended for all fans of European Melodic Hard Rock!
release their new second album “Ready II Strike”
will release their new, highly anticipated second album “Ready
II Strike” on May 20th, 2016 via AOR Heaven!
was formed by guitarist Joachim Nordlund (Astral Doors) and
drummer Johan Lindstedt (Astral Doors) with singer Christian
Eriksson (Twilight Force, The Theander Expression), and Fredrik
Plahn (Prey), Mats Gesar (Thalamus) and bass player Björn
Lundqvist (Twilight Force).
to release full-length album, 'Masters Of Evil', on June 24th via
Metal Blade Records
to release full-length album, 'Masters Of Evil', on June 24th via
Metal Blade Records; first single, "Angel's Blood", now
online / Metal Blade Records.
guitar lengends of Mercyful Fate Michael Denner & Hank
Shermann have completed the mixing and mastering of their new
Denner / Shermann full-length album, Masters Of Evil - to be
released by Metal Blade Records on June 24th.
album cover was painted by Swedish artist Thomas Holm, who also
created the Satan's Tomb artwork - and who is very well known
amongst fans for his standout pieces over the past three
decades! The mixing was once again handled by Arnold Lindberg at
Sound Industry Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden - who engineered
their critically acclaimed EP, Satan's Tomb. Mastering was done
once again by Maor Appelbaum in Los Angeles, California. The
vintage sound on the new record harkens one back to the days of
2 inch tape machines, long nights in dark studios, and huge
consoles glowing under dim incandescent light.
Of Evil contains 8 new Denner / Shermann tracks that continue
right where the EP left off. Building upon the musical
foundation of the Satan's Tomb EP, these songs cover the entire
gamut of heavy metal nuances and take the listener down a
mysterious path where tales of dark, supernatural fantasies are
told, transporting you to places that can only be found in the
most vivid, blood curdling nightmares.
Of Evil is fully loaded to satisfy the old fans with just what
they would expect - and also injected with menacing, sinister,
new surprises that could only come from the sonic DNA of Michael
Denner and Hank Shermann.
'Satan's Tomb', we continued aggressively writing and recording
ideas, except for the short break we took to do all the press
for the release of the debut. We are very excited with the
outcome, and the full-length album is ready to be unleashed this
summer," says guitarist Hank Shermann.
Sean Peck comments, "This record really has it all I think.
Working with Hank and Michael and the guys creating this record,
was the ultimate metal thrill ride for me! I can't wait to hear
the fan reaction to this sinister sonic salvo of savagery!"
Denner also adds, "This new record really shows how the
five of us have grown as a band and bonded as songwriters. It
contains the kind of compositions I believe our fans would
expect from us. I think this release will serve as kind of a
tribute to our incredible fans worldwide, as we recognize and
acknowledge their die hard loyalty over the years."
first single, "Angel's Blood", comes right at you with
a sonic sledge hammer! Once the guitars hit your ears, the
unmistakable trademark guitar sound of Michael Denner and Hank
Shermann is instantly recognized. Prepare yourself for a heavy
metal thrill ride!
the upcoming Denner / Shermann release on June 24th, also comes
live touring. Ever since the first announcement that this guitar
duo was reforming, many show requests have been received from
all over the world. Now with a full complement of original songs
to draw from, look for the group to bring those to a city near
you very soon.
of Evil track-listing:
1. Angel's Blood
2. Son of Satan
3. The Wolf Feeds at Night
4. Pentagram and the Cross
5. Masters of Evil
6. Servants of Dagon
7. Escape from Hell
8. The Baroness
/ Shermann is:
Michael Denner - Guitars
Hank Shermann - Guitars
Sean Peck - Vocals
Snowy Shaw - Drums
Marc Grabowski - Bass
Lastly, I will also be mixing and mastering the album as well. So
it's going to be an interesting summer.
forward to this incredible new release this winter. We'll keep
all the fans and friends of Firewind updated with our progress.
We'll try to include pictures and maybe even some videos. More
details to follow......
Music Network congratulates Apocalyptica on their 20th anniversary
of Plays Metallica By Four Cellos!
May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, APOCALYPTICA, released their epic
debut PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS. The instrumental
cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for
years to come. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album,
the group is re-releasing it remastered with 3 bonus tracks on
July 22, 2016.
to this new version will be brand new / never-before-released
instrumental recordings of “Battery” (click here ; http://www.artist-newsletter.de/tl.php…
for video!), “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek &
Destroy”. The album will be available on vinyl (2 LP set) for
the first time in many years.
its release, PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS was a new approach
to the hits of the biggest metal band the world has seen. Even
more APOCALYPTICA created their very own genre and laid the
foundation to a career that has lasted for 20 years so far with
millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world.
will remain staying on the road supporting their latest album
release ‘Shadowmaker’ until the end of 2016 with shows in
USA, Europe, Australia and Latin America.
CH Geneva, Theater du Leman
07.02. CH Zurich, Volkshaus
08.02. DE Munich, Philharmonie
09.02. AT Vienna, Konzerthaus
10.02. IT Milan, Teatro dal Verme
11.02. CZ Prague, Forum Karlin
13.02. DE Frankfurt, Alte Oper
16.02. DE Hamburg, Mehr!
17.02. PL Warsaw, Torwar
18.02. PL Wroclaw, NFM
20.02. DE Berlin, Tempodrom
22.02. DE Essen, Colosseum
24.02. BE Brussels, Cirque Royale
25.02. NL Utrecht, Vredenburg
27.02. UK Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
28.02. UK Edinburgh, Queens Hall
01.03. UK London, Royal Festival Hall
27.03.-02.04. AT Tröpolach, Full Metal Mountain
Downfall of Gaia
announces new guitarist Marco Mazzola
extreme metallers Downfall of Gaia have announced the addition of
guitarist Marco Mazzola to their line-up. The band comments:
"We are happy to announce Marco Mazzola will be the new
guitarist for Downfall of Gaia! It is always tough to replace a
member of a band, particularly someone who has been with us for so
many years, but Marco convinced us in every way! No big words
needed for this - We are looking forward to the next chapter of
Downfall of Gaia and leave the last words to Marco!"
Mazzola comments: "We met in Italy, back in 2012, while I
was touring with my band Caino and we opened a couple of gigs
for Downfall Of Gaia. Me and Dominik stayed in contact during
the following years and I immediately wrote him once I saw the
announcement that the band was looking for a new guitarist. I
always held Downfall Of Gaia in high regard, and I'm now honored
to take part of it. I'll do my best to keep alive what they
previously built with Peter."
reveal the cover artwork and tracklist of their upcoming Album
"Schreib Es Mit Blut", to be released on July 8th (EU)/August
19th (USA) 2016.
01 Schreib Es Mit Blut
02 Steig Ein
03 Bruder Leichtsinn
05 Reiter Ohne Kopf
06 Geteert Und Gefedert
07 Stille Wasser
08 Reicher Als Ein König
10 Wenn Ich Tot Bin
11 An Den Klippen
12 Bleib Bei Mir
13 Wer Wir Sind
14 Neue Ufer
15 Stille Wasser feat. Liv Kristine
„Schreib es mit Blut “ 2016
Rockharz Festival, Ballenstedt
29.07.2016 Open Air auf dem Nopperhof, Langen Trechow
13.08.2016 Schlosshof Festival, Höchstadt a. d. Aich
07.10.2016 Alter Gasometer, Zwickau
08.10.2016 Tante Ju, Dresden
14.10.2016 Backstage Halle, München
15.10.2016 Kammgarn, Kaiserslautern
16.10.2016 Hirsch, Nürnberg
20.10.2016 Rosenhof, Osnabrück
21.10.2016 M.A.U. Club, Rostock
22.10.2016 Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven
03.11.2016 Underground, Köln
04.11.2016 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg
05.11.2016 Musikzentrum, Hannover
11.11.2016 Knust, Hamburg
12.11.2016 Postbahnhof Club, Berlin
23.12.2016 VAZ-Mittelalterspektakel, A-St. Pölten
Electric Wizard TO
RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN 2016
EXPECTED IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN RELEASE VIA Spinefarm Records…
Records are aware that free and wild cult leaders, Electric
Wizard, are working on their ninth studio album, with delivery
expected in time for a Halloween 2016 release.
is all the information available. The whereabouts of the band
and the recording / mixing details are not currently known, but
more news should follow in due course…
new offering will be the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Time to Die’
– which can be purchased here – and will be the second
release on the band’s ‘Witchfinder Records’ imprint, the
result of a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.
to Die’ effectively closed the lid on a particular part of the
band’s career, and this new album will represent a fresh turn
of the turf…
that time, get your fix of pure evil at one of these live
– Download, Castle Donington, UK
28/07/16 – Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia
13/08/16 – Brutal Assault, Czech Republic
26/08/16 – Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, US
01/10/16 – Z7, Basel, Switzerland
recently headlined ‘Desertfest’ in both Berlin and London,
finishing off the festivals (and the attendees’ ear drums)
with the sort of performances that have made them the true
gate-keepers of UK metal’s great & glorious traditions.
The Agonist Signs
Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records!
Canada's THE AGONIST are pleased to announce they have signed a
worldwide deal with Napalm Records.
Danny Marino on signing with Napalm Records:
"We are thrilled to start the next chapter of THE AGONIST
with Napalm Records! Since recording Eye of Providence we have
been exploding with creativity and are set to record our best
record to date. We've been working non-stop on the material on and
off the road and now after four albums we have really found
ourselves. Vicky and I seem to operate on a hive mind where we
know exactly what the other is going for in the writing before it
happens. It can actually be freaky sometimes. We are also very
excited to be recording this album with Mike Plotnikoff. His
experience and input will really help take our sound to a new
Records A&R Demetri Benoist said about the signing of THE
AGONIST: "We are very excited to be working with THE AGONIST,
this is a new chapter. THE AGONIST are poised to take it to the
next level. Getting them in the studio to work with Mike
Plotnikoff was a no brainer. Mike is going to push the envelope
and help bring out their best. Napalm Records is committed to
making the new album their most successful."
band is currently in the studio with producer Mike Plotnikoff to
record their new album shortly. Plotnikoff produced, engineered,
and mixed Buckcherry's very successful "15" record, Otep,
Like A Storm, Escape the Fate, Halestorm, Drowning Pool, Theory of
a Deadman, 3 Doors Down, Black Stone Cherry, Fear Factory,
Flyleaf, Skillet. P.O.D. and Like A Storm.