Brainstorm and AFM extend their long-term contract!

As the old saying goes: Never change a winning team! Therefore, AFM Records and German premier power metal band BRAINSTORM are content to announce the extension of their long-term contract.
The band is signed to the Hamburg-based label since 2009. Their latest studio album “Midnight Ghost” (which was unleashed in September) reached #25 in Germany’s album chart, to become BRAINSTORM’s most successful release so far.

 

„We’re happy that our new deal will make us continue – and even enhance the successful work of recent years. With this strong label by our side, we’ll do our best to deliver a great follow-up to our very successful recent release „Midnight Ghost“. There’s much more great metal to come from us in the future, so stay tuned.


ALL FOR METAL... BRAINSTORM to the maxxx…!NO LIMITS! We look forward to see you on the festivals!"


Andy B. Franck / Torsten 'Todde' Ihlenfeld

 

„Brainstorm are among the very best metal bands of the European scene“, AFM Records A&R Timo Hoffmann states. “We have the pleasure to work with the band since 2009. Five studio albums have been released since then, with the latest, “Midnight Ghost”, arguably marking the highlight of their entire discography. AFM is delighted to announce that the long-term contract with the band has been extended once more, so we’re looking forward to continue working with this fantastic act.“

 

SOEN announce tou details for 2019 and 2020

Swedish-based progressive metal collective SOEN are delighted to confirm they will be touring Latin America for the very first time in March 2020, in their continuous efforts to promote their stunning Lotus full-length, which was released earlier this year via Silver Lining Music.

 

Martin Lopez comments: "After a very long wait it's finally time to come to Latin America to present our new album Lotus. It is with great joy and satisfaction that we can announce that we will be coming to you in March of 2020. We have never toured Latin America before and we are beyond ecstatic to share our music with the best Audience in the World… See you soon!"

 

In order for the fans to get a taste of what’s to come and to pay homage to all the fans that came to support them, SOEN are releasing a video photobook from moments captured whilst on the road in Europe earlier this year. The video features an edited version of their hypnotic track ‘Lascivious’

https://youtu.be/3BYUDuhHR4o

 

Mexico
Chile
Uruguay
Argentina
Brazil
Peru
Colombia
Costa Rica

 

After completing a very successful leg of their European tour with Ghost Iris and Wheel, SOEN are now gearing up for a series of Festivals which will see the band enter the 2nd leg of their European Tour later this year. Tickets for the Latin American dates, which will see the band perform in the following cities, will be available for pre-sale from May 17, 2019. More information will be released shortly.

 

SOEN w/ Wheel (main support) and The Prince.

 

LOTUS on TOUR – EUROPEAN TOUR PART 2:

 

8/27/2019 PPC – Graz, AT
8/28/2019 A38 Hajó – Budapest, HU
8/30/2019 Posada Rock Festival – Campulung, RO
8/31/2019 Mixtape 5 – Sofia, BG
9/03/2019 Volkswagen Arena – Istanbul, TR
9/04/2019 Principal Club Theater – Thessaloniki, GR
9/05/2019 Gagarin 205 – Athens, GR
9/07/2019 Trainstation SubArt – Kranj, SI
9/08/2019 Arena Wien – Vienna, AT
9/09/2019 Legend Club – Milan, IT
9/11/2019 Klub Kwadrat – Krakow, PL
9/12/2019 Progresja – Warsaw, PL
9/13/2019 Scheune – Dresden, DE
9/14/2019 Rider’s Café – Lübeck, DE
9/15/2019 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
9/17/2019 Olympia Korttelli – Tampere, FI
9/18/2019 The Circus – Helsinki, FI
9/20/2019 Fryshuset Klubben – Stockholm, SE
9/22/2019 Kosmonavt – St. Petersburg, RU*
9/23/2019 1930 Club – Moscow, RU*
9/25/2019 Svoboda – Ekaterinburg, RU*
9/27/2019 Podzemka – Novosibirsk, RU*

 

*Dates without Wheel (main support) and The Prince.

 

https://www.facebook.com/SoenMusic  https://twitter.com/soenmusic
https://www.instagram.com/soenmusic/   http://soenmusic.com/

 

Hollywood Vampires - Who's Laughing Now
UFO's Paul Raymond passes away

Hi to all the fans and people who knew Paul! This is Sandra, Paul's partner speaking: With a desperate and broken heart, fully in tears and pains that feel like they will kill me I have to tell you that my most beautiful and beloved darling Paul Raymond has passed away today. The doctors were trying to reanimate him and with success at first but then his system shot down again and there was nothing more they could do for him, he died of a heart attack.

 

He absolutely enjoyed the last couple of weeks touring with UFO in the UK & Ireland and he was looking forward to the rest of this year's tour.

 

This photo was taken last Wednesday when we checked out of our last hotel before coming back to Germany!

 

I will always love him and I hope he will rest in peace until I'll see him again on the other side!!!

 

I love you so much Paul.

 

Sandra

 

Tony Mills reveals he has cancer

Cancer.

 

Not only my birthsign, but now also my fate.


Recently diagnosed, but far too late. I have suffered since the end of last year, shortly after a car crash before Christmas, which halted my digestive system and left me with internal pain that was difficult to isolate or fully understand.


Various hospital visits found nothing from tests until I took myself to a private clinic in Oslo, where the doctor decided I was too unwell for normal scopes and I was scanned the following day.


A tumour too old and large to be removable had been growing inside me for a year or so and was the cause of all my problems. It seems to me that the car crash definitely accelerated the growth and/or effects of this entity, otherwise I may still not even be aware of it. So, that's that.

 

Standing back from this for a moment, to look at my ensuing album release, I am grateful to the people around me that have been involved with my latest album, 'Beyond the Law', that will very obviously be my last written work as an artist.


The timing was nothing short of a relief. I am glad it got finished in time.


Certainly not least my wife Linda, Pete Newdeck, Harry Hess, Tommy Denander, Toine Vanderlinden, Josh 'Tabbie' Williams, Tony Forsythe and Chris Aldridge on the studio level and Pete Kotevski from Battlegod Productions Jon Løvstad, Alex Cooper, Avalon Music and Ivan Gunn for artistic support, finance and logistics.


The record is delayed slightly, until June to help the different territories release simultaneously and assist the record in some success.


I was planning a thirty year anthology of solo material next year (1990-2020); I have spoken to some of my colleagues and they may well organise that.

WIth regard to what will happen in the short term, I don't intend to do a lot; I gave up travelling after touring Spain three years ago, as I found it too tiring and it just felt like it was time to withdraw from such a public existence and get out of the spotlight. I have been a live performer in one fashion or another since 1978 and though many rockers paint the wrinkles and endeavour to recreate their long lost talents, that never interested me; I was always a believer in moving over for the youngsters and giving them their rightful opportunities while they were young and fit enough to do it with the energy that it requires.


I have been writing and recording for three years, mainly for other artists, which I have enjoyed a lot and for whatever time I have left, (which I will no doubt be told in no uncertain terms very soon) I intend to carry on that practice and work around the farm with my wife and the animals we love.
WIth little more to say for now, I will remain as sociable as possible for as long as I can, until it renders me incapable and then my wife will inform everyone of the eventualities.


Thanks for your support during my time as a singer/songwriter; I met and worked with many of my heroes and I lived the dreams from when I was a starstruck teenager, against all odds and the advice of parents and teachers, who were all wrong.

 

Rock on.

 

Tony Mills

Frontiers Music Srl brings you Chaos Magic

Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to present the new album from CHAOS MAGIC entitled “Furyborn”, on June 14.

 

 

CHAOS MAGIC is centered around Chilean vocalist Caterina Nix who, for this sophomore release from the band, worked in close collaboration with fellow Chilean producer, singer, and musician Nasson. Together, they have created an absolute gem of a metal album, the splendidness of which is on full display in the album's first single and music video, "Like Never Before”.

 

 

"I’ve been writing songs for many years, however, on the previous Chaos Magic album I had no intention of interfering with Timo's creative process,” tells Caterina, referencing ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki's involvement on the first Chaos Magic album. "But in the case of "Furyborn," I had the freedom to design a musical vision of my own. I wanted the album to have both a modern sound and nostalgic feel to it. The process of writing for me is very organic, I just start singing a melody and build the songs from there. I seek the chords, write the lyrics, and work them through. I have several streams of influence, so I definitely wanted a rich mixture of intensities, rhythms, and styles. Of course, I can’t leave out the fact that I worked with two brilliant musicians to give shape to the album, Franco Lama and Nasson, who also produced the album and was a key element in the development of the sound.”

 

 

 

And what exactly is the "sound" on the new Chaos Magic album? "I wanted to mix different styles and also seek a sound of my own and I think that is well achieved in "FuryBorn". It’s a mixture of heavy, melodic, symphonic, and alternative metal, with traces of modern progressive and electronic elements, unique arrangements and a bit of a nostalgic feel associated to certain sounds from the '90s and early '00s. It has moments of rage, power, and sick darkness, but also vulnerable, sensual, and sometimes playful points. "FuryBorn" is harder to label compared to the previous Chaos Magic album since on the new album the guitars are a more prominent ingredient that gives tremendous richness to the sound. In summary, "FuryBorn" is a rollercoaster ride that flows through assorted intense styles with uncommon arrangements but with very catchy melodies,” concludes Caterina and rest assured she’s really not exaggerating in the descriptions.

 

 

Nix also pulled in some talented singers for a few duets on the album: Tom Englund (Evergrey) on the title track, Ailyn (ex-Sirenia) on “Bravely Beautiful”, and Ronnie Romero (Rainbow and CoreLeoni singer, ex-Lords of Black) on "Path Of The Brave". Producer Nasson also duets with Caterina on “Falling Again”, while Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock) appears on keyboards on “Beware of Silent Waters”.

 

 

"These are incredible voices and all the guest singers gave the album the textures I desired to each of the songs they participated in,” says Caterina.

 

 

Also of note, the album was mixed to perfection by none other than Danish studio master Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, The Dark Element).

 

 

Caterina Nix is a superb young vocalist from Chile, who was found by chance by former Stratovarius composer and guitarist Timo Tolkki during one of his tours of South America. Timo was supremely impressed and confident in Caterina’s singing abilities and he wrote and produced the first Chaos Magic album, in addition to having her perform on the second “Avalon” rock opera album “Angels of the Apocalypse”.

 

 

While these two things brought Caterina to the forefront more on the International stage, she had already started her career in the band Aghonya, who released their first and only album "Oxygen" in 2008, in which she wrote all the lyrics and vocal lines. Released independently, the band and Caterina received rave reviews, which gave them the opportunity to open shows in Chile for bands like After Forever, Edguy, and Within Temptation.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. You Will Breathe Again

2. Furyborn (Feat. Tom Englund)

3. Like Never Before

4. Beware Of Silent Waters (Feat Mistheria)

5. Falling Again (Feat. Nasson)

6. Bravely Beautiful (Feat. Ailyn)

7. Throw Me To The Wolves

8. I’d Give It All

9. Path Of The Brave (Feat. Ronnie Romero)

10. My Affliction

11. I’m Your Cancer

 

 

Line-up:

Caterina Nix - Vocals

Nasson - Guitars, vocals, piano, programming, acoustic guitars & additional bass.

Franco Lama - Programming

Carlos Hernandez - Drums

Hermaunt Folatre - Bass

 

 

 

Axel Rudi Pell to release 'XXX Anniversary'

And the world has changed. Axel Rudi Pell hasn’t. For three decades, the Bochum-based guitarist has ticked and worked like a Swiss clock releasing critically acclaimed hard rocking albums consistently. Like his anniversary offering, a live document of his most recent tour. And it will come out on the same record company as his debut in 1989; his contract with legendary label SPV / Steamhammer  having lasted longer than the average marriage these days. “SPV and I have grown together, we have witnessed highs and lows and we’ve managed to get through them all,” the 58-year-old musician states with a smile. “Never change a winning team” is the secret of his success. Having sold more than 1.6 million records so far, Pell also has a ridiculous amount of online streams: his songs have been streamed more than 37.5 million times, figures he would never have dreamt of when he first started out.

 

“XXX Anniversary Live”, his 30th album release in as many years, will see the light of day on June 7th 2019. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of his most recent tour which he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest among others, were so good that he felt he just couldn’t scrap them. They are a worthy follow-up to “Magic Moments”, his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring out another studio effort in spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is till ticking.

 

 

Tracklisting

 

CD1

1. The Medieval Overture (Intro) 1:48
2. The Wild And The Young 4:41
3. Wildest Dreams 6:12
4. Fool Fool 5:10
5. Oceans Of Time 5:47
6. Only The Strong Will Survive 6:15
7. Mystica (incl. Drum Solo) 14:24
8. Long Live Rock 6:31

 

 

CD2
1. Game Of Sins / Tower Of Babylon (incl. Keyboard Solo) 16:07
2. The Line 9:12
3. Warrior 4:44
4. Edge Of The World (incl. Band Introduction) 6:53
5. Truth And Lies 2:29
6. Carousel 5:10
7. The Masquerade Ball / Casbah 8:24
8. Rock The Nation 6:37

 

 

"XXX Anniversary Live" will be released on June 07th, 2019 in the following configurations:

=> 2 CD DigiPak 

=> 3LP gatefold, 180 g, black vinyl, printed inner sleeves, 2CDs in paper sleeves

=> Download 

=> Streaming

 

 

Line Up:

- Johnny Gioeli - Lead and Backing Vocals
- Axel Rudi Pell  - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
- Ferdy Dooernberg - Keyboards
- Volker Kraawczak - Bass
- Bobby Rondinelli - Drums

 

 

AXEL RUDI PELL "30th Anniversary" Tour 2019:

 

05.06. DE-Ulm - Ulmer Zelt

07.06. SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival

08.06. DE-Kiel - Pumpe

09.06. DE-Jena - F-Haus

11.06. DE-Mannheim - 7er Club (Open Air Stage)

12.06. DE-Gunzendorf - GUNZlive

13.06. DE-Osnabrück - Hyde Park

14.06. DE-Bochum - Zeche (sold out)

15.06. CH-Pratteln - Z7

Touragency: www.continental-concerts.de

 

 

 

Escape Music and 12:12 Records to release American Tears 'White Flag'

Escape Music and 12:12 Records are very pleased to announce the release of the American Tears brand new album "White Flags".

 

American Tears is an American keyboard trio that released it's first record, Branded Bad, on Columbia Records in 1974 and it's second, Tear Gas, in 1975.  Due to the very well received 2018 release last year of it's 4th record "Hard Core", the band has recorded a new record entitled "White Flags" which kicks it all up a notch.  Formed in the fertile musical environment of Long Island, New York, the band was initially made up of Gary Sonny, on bass, Tommy Gunn on drums and Mark Mangold on keys and vocals. For the second record Greg Baze took over the bass duties.  The band was a power keyboard trio, using keyboards of the day, Hammond organ, synths, mellotron, clavinet, electronic melodica and playing progressive music which showed the bands stellar musicianship.  Eclectic in their approach, their heartfelt music ranged from aggressive keyboard based extravaganzas to beautiful lush melodies circling pop of the day.

 


The band was fortunate to have toured major venues with such bands as Peter Frampton, J. Geils, Alvin Lee, Gentle Giant, Gary Wright, John McLaughlin and many others. They reached a wide audience and had an impressive show, topped off by Mangold doing handstands on his Hammond. Mark, surrounded by 12 keyboards, Tommy being almost invisible behind a huge battery of drums, with Gary, and later Greg, showing their bass virtuosity in front of a wall of amps, the band stressed musicianship and musicality, while exploring new sounds, and always pushing the envelope.
The third American Tears album, Powerhouse, added the guitarist and singer, Craig Brooks, and the band evolved into the critically acclaimed band Touch...but that is another story.

 

 

The fourth American Tears album "Hard Core" heralded the return by Mark to this keyboard based approach, using instruments only available in the 70's when the band made it's first foray.  WHITE FLAGS continues the flow with anthemic melodies, salient lyrics, virtuoso musicianship and creative, unpredictable musical journeys that defy formula or category.  In fact this band may be the only band on the planet playing exclusively keyboard rock.  With influences from his earlier work, tipping an occassional hat to ELP, Moody Blues and even Deep Purple, this record shows the daring, and pure emotion, that can be ripped out of those instruments.  American Tears defies the term "generic" as this purely original music, and scathing lyrics, have few if any standards for comparison.

 

 

AMERICAN TEARS - White Flags
Release date: June 21

 

Track List:
1 TURN U ON   5:38
2 WAKE UP CITY  7:34
3 HELL OR HIGH WATER  5:25
4 WALTZ OF THE ANGELS  4:35
5 FIRE DOWN BELOW  9:21
6 GIVE ME MORE  3:58
7 LOVE IS LOVE  4:35
8 TURN THE PAGE (BLUE DOG) 7:48
9 PITCH BLACK 5:37
10 KEEP ON MOVIN' 5:28
11 WHITE FLAGS  4:19

 

Produced and Engineered by Mark Mangold
Keys, drums, bass and vocals: Mark

 

Asia announce tour details for 2019

The new ASIA set to embark on 2019 “Royal Affair” Tour with Yes, John Lodge Band, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

 

 

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal joins line-up as new singer/ guitarist. Original guitarist and former member STEVE HOWE to make guest appearance each night.

 

 

The dragon has risen again.

 

 

Two years after the band’s critically acclaimed and successful US trek opening for Journey, an all-new ASIA line-up will return to concert stages across North America as special guests of the YES “ROYAL AFFAIR” tour. The influential British Rock band that rose to the top of the charts with its initial albums and a number of hits including “Only Time Will Tell,” “Heat Of The Moment,” “Don’t Cry,” and “Sole Survivor,” returns with a new line-up that includes founding members Carl Palmer on drums, Geoff Downes on keyboards and backing vocals, and current Yes bassist Billy Sherwood.

 

 

Joining the band for the first time is lead guitarist and vocalist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, an acclaimed solo artist and former member of Guns N Roses for eight years. Thal is also in the prog-rock band Sons Of Apollo.

 

 

The invitation to join the band came from both Palmer and Downes, after Geoff had worked with him in a project called The Platinum Rock All Stars. “Ron is a remarkably innovative guitarist,” says Downes, “with a multi-range lead vocal ability. I believe it will give our material a whole new dimension.”

 

 

Also appearing on the tour with YES and ASIA, will be Moody Blues member John Lodge and his band and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, with special guest vocalist, Arthur Brown. Founding member and original guitarist Steve Howe will join ASIA on stage each night on the Royal Affair tour to play on a few of the band’s biggest hits and honor the memory of his friend, John Wetton. It will mark the first time Howe has performed with the band since his departure in 2013. 

 

 

Asia’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in April 1982, featuring Billboard top 10 classics amongst six radio hits. It became the best-selling album in the World in 1982. Featuring Geoff Downes on keyboards, Steve Howe on guitar, Carl Palmer on drums and John Wetton on lead vocal and bass, Asia was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s - Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK and The Buggles.

 

 

Asia became one of the most played acts during the first year of MTV. Throughout most of '82, Asia ruled the radio airwaves and MTV, selling out every date on tour as the debut album crushed all the competition in record stores around the World. 

 

 

The original line-up of ASIA reformed in 2006. It was the first time the four original members had worked together in 23 years. After Howe’s departure, the band regrouped in 2013, with guitarist Sam Coulson and a new studio album, Gravitas, followed. Tragedy struck in January 2017, when John Wetton lost a valiant battle against cancer, just as the band was about to embark on a 43 date tour opening arena shows for JOURNEY. Despite this huge loss, the band recruited old friend bassist Billy Sherwood from YES and completed the tour, triumphantly. In 2018, Coulson left the line-up to concentrate on solo projects, with sincere gratitude from ASIA for his five years of contributions.
“"The original members of Asia were progressive musical heroes of mine,” says Ron Thal. “ It's a great honor to be asked to play with these legendary musicians with a legacy of great songs, and also contribute some of my own musical ideas. Very much looking forward to our time on the road together."

 

 

“There is a great energy when we step on stage,” says Geoff Downes. “We can feel it and I know the fans can feel it.” For ASIA's long-devoted fans, the band’s return to the concert stage cannot come soon enough.” And Downes confirms: “It is what John would have wanted”.

As Carl Palmer has said in the past: "Performing on stage is where this band truly comes into its element. Seeing the fans reacting to our music is what makes it all worthwhile. It is the fuel that drives this train we call ASIA."

 

 

ASIA on THE 2019 “ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR”


with Yes, The John Lodge Band, and
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with Arthur Brown.
Wed. 6/12/19 Bethlehem PA - Bethlehem Event Center Event Center
Fri.6/14/19 Farmingville, NY Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater
Sat. 6/15/19 Atlantic City, NY -Mark Etess Arena at Hard Rock Casino
Sun.6/16/19 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Thu. 6/20/19 Westchester, NY - Westchester County Center
Fri. 6/21/19 Pittsburgh, PA- Stage AE
Sat.6/22/19 Baltimore, MD- MECU Pavilion
Mon.6/24/19 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Tue.6/25/19 Lewiston, NY - Artpark Amphitheater
Thur. 6/27/19 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sat. 6/29/19 Gifford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
Sun.6/30/19 E. Providence, RI - Bold Point Park 
Wed.7/3/19 Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Fri. 7/5/19 Columbus OH- Express Live
Sat. 7/6/19 Aurora, IL - River Edge Park
Mon.7/8/19 Nashville, TN - Opry House
Wed.7/10/19 Cary NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Fri. 7/12/19 Clearwater, FL. - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sat. 7/13/19 Hollywood, Fl - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Thu.7/18/19 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sat. 7/20/19 Irving, TX - Toyota Music Factory 
Sun.7/21/19 Rogers, AR - Wal-Mart Amphitheater
Wed.7/24/19 Phoenix AZ - Comerica Theatre
Fri. 7/26/19 Las Vegas, CA- Hard Rock Casino
Sat.7/27/19 Irvine, CA - Five Points Amphitheatre
Sun.7/28/19 Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery 
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.yesworld.com/live

 

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

 

 

To see the promotional film about the ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR please visit: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=pkN5R1Gh7Po 

 

 

For all things ASIA, please visit:www.originalasia.com 

 

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song available on streaming services

 “The new single “Chain Child” is about futuristic cyber violence. It’s an old school style rocker with a modern touch. It’s our way to honor our heroes and the bands we grew up with, like SaxonDioJudas Priest etc. It’s quite possible it will be part of the new album we are working on as well.” says LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson.



In late 2018 LION'S SHARE released a new five track EP, plus its complete catalog - remastered with new artwork on streaming services and digital service providers for the first time. The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISSMegadethKing DiamondHammerFall,Symphony XChimairaTherionYngwieMalmsteenCandlemass, etc.  Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch EnemyOpethSymphony XAmon Amarth) - Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (RoxetteEuropeGlenn Hughes etc).



LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says:  “We have 25 songs written for the next LION’S SHARE album and we’re halfway through the recordings - so we hope to have a new album out in 2020. We have also signed with a manager for the first time, and he’s currently looking into booking festivals and shows to promote it.”



Lyric video for “Chain Child” - https://youtu.be/FzAYAS2SJyU 

Lyric video for “Another Desire” - https://youtu.be/zFA3xmndP18 

Lyric video for “The Lion’s Trial” - https://youtu.be/2j9dfc69WDI 

Lyric video for “Sins Of A Father” - https://youtu.be/Xp1mtvDyjFM 



Follow LION’S SHARE on:  http://www.lionsshare.org   https://lionsshare.bandcamp.com  

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yIytMmJ2tx30YdMAMkDSo  

http://www.facebook.com/lionsshareband   http://www.youtube.com/lionsshare 

https://www.instagram.com/lions_share_band/ 

Soto to release third album 'Origami' 

SOTO, the group lead by acclaimed vocalist and current Sons Of Apollo frontman Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / Journey, TSO, W.E.T.), return with their third album and InsideOutMusic debut “Origami“, which showcases 10 tunes of modern, melodic and highly versatile Hard Rock and Metal with addictive songwriting and an infectious level of catchiness.

 

 

The album comes packaged in classy artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Machine Head, Amaranthe, Arch Enemy) and is available as limited Digipak-CD with a set of 3 stickers and a bonus track or as LP on 180gr. vinyl with the entire album (and additional track) on CD as bonus.

 

 Tracklisting:

01. HyperMania (04:05)

02. Origami (05:08)

03. BeLie (04:06)

04. World Gone Colder (03:42)

05. Detonate (04:46)

06. Torn (04:39)

07. Dance With The Devil (04:26)

08. AfterGlow (04:48)

09. Vanity Lane (04:02)

10. Give In To Me (04:39)

11. KMAG (04:16)

 

Neal Morse to release 'Jesus Christ - The Exorcist' this June

prog rock icon Neal Morse will release "Jesus Christ - The Exorcist", an epic double album prog masterpiece on June 14th. First single & video, "Get Behind Me Satan", which features Ted Leonard - Official Page of Spock's Beard on vocals, is out now. See it here: https://youtu.be/nTHSLOqzmLg

Pre-order the 2CD, 3xLP, or Digital versions of the album HERE: http://radi.al/JesusChristTheExorcist

 

Signed albums, limited edition color vinyl, & more available at:


- Neal Morse Store: www.radiantrecords.com
- Frontiers U.S. Store: https://shop.bandwear.com/Frontiers
- Frontiers EU Store: https://www.frontiers.shop

 

Tracklisting:

CD1
1. Introduction
2. Overture
3. Getaway
4. Gather The People
5. Jesus’ Baptism
6. Jesus’ Temptation
7. There’s A Highway
8. The Woman Of Seven Devils
9. Free At Last
10. The Madman Of The Gadarenes
11. Love Has Called My Name
12. Better Weather
13. The Keys To The Kingdom
14. Get Behind Me Satan

 

CD2
1. He Must Go To The Cross
2. Jerusalem
3. Hearts Full Of Holes
4. The Last Supper
5. Gethsemane
6. Jesus Before The Council And Peter’s Denial
7. Judas’ Death
8. Jesus Before Pilate And The Crucifixion
9. Mary At The Tomb
10. The Greatest Love Of All
11. Love Has Called My Name (Reprise)

 

Full cast:

-Ted Leonard – Jesus
-Talon David - Mary Magdalene
-Nick D’Virgilio - Judas Iscariot
-Rick Florian - The Devil
-Matt Smith - John the Baptist
-Jake Livgren – Peter and Caiaphas
-Neal Morse - Pilate, Demon 1, Disciple 1
-Mark Pogue - Israelite 1, the Madman of the Gadarenes, Pharisee 2
-Wil Morse - Israelite 2, Demon 3, Pharisee 1
-Gabe Klein - Demon 2, Pharisee 4
-Gideon Klein - Demon 4
-Julie Harrison - Servant Girl

 

Animal Drive go 'Back to the Roots'

Animal Drive have announced a new covers EP, "Back To The Roots" out April 5, 2019. We know you guys were really digging vocalist Dino Jelusic's vocal cover of Badlands' "The Last Time", so be sure to check out their new cover of the classic SKID ROW track, "Monkey Business", released today. Listen here: https://youtu.be/ne4wLcyOMMg

Stream or download "Monkey Business" on your preferred digital retailer HERE: http://radi.al/AnimalDrive

 

The band is set to commence work on a new studio album soon!

 

Croatian hard rockers Animal Drive are preparing to begin work in earnest on the follow-up album to their stunning debut, "Bite!". To hold fans over while they wait for the band's new album, Animal Drive jumped in the studio to record a covers EP, “Back to the Roots”. The tracklisting includes a super-heavy rendition of Roxette’s “The Look” (featuring the guest vocals of Frontiers labelmate and fellow Trans-Siberian Orchestra artist Rosa Laricchiuta), a magnificent and epic version of Whitesnake/David Coverdale’s “Judgement Day”, Skid Row’s “Monkey Business”, and WARRANT’s evergreen classic “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Animal Drive showcase how much musical prowess the band possesses by covering these three hard rock classics and a mainstream '90s hit and completely making them their own.

 

On why the band chose to cover Skid Row's "Monkey Business", Dino Jelusic says “people used to, and still do sometimes, compare Animal Drive to Skid Row and their "Slave To The Grind" era. That song opens the "Slave To The Grind" album and it’s a monster jam, so it felt like a logical fit. Of the other covers on "Back To The Roots", Jelusic continues, "the other three songs are "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" by Warrant, "Judgement Day" by Whitesnake and "The Look" by Roxette. I've always wanted to cover "The Look" in a heavy way, so it was cool to finally do it. We are big Whitesnake fans and had to go for one of their more epic jams. The Warrant song is one of their absolute best and shows what a great songwriters Jani and the band are, plus it's a great fit for a heavy band to cover."

 

As for what can fans expect from the next Animal Drive album, Jelusic says, "I more or less have all the songs down. It will be epic, a lot more versatile than the first album, more pianos and orchestra, progressive, but still very heavy and melodic. Probably my finest lyrical and musical work to date."

 

Animal Drive's debut album, “Bite!” caused quite a stir in the hard rock scene, showcasing for the first time to the world the amazing vocals of Croatian singer Dino Jelusic. Originally formed in 2012 by Jelusic, who is the primary songwriter and driving force behind the band's sound, the band also features guitarist Ivan Keller, bassist Roko Nikolic aka Rokindja, and drummer Zvonimir Mihaljevic aka Zvone. Dino was chosen by the late, great Paul O'Neill to tour as a featured vocalist on Trans-Siberian Orchestra's most recent U.S. tours. Often compared to the likes of David Coverdale, Russell Allen, Sebastian Bach, and Steve Lee, Jelusic's commanding vocal presence is perfectly matched in Animal Drive's sound by guitarist Ivan Keller's monster riffs and screaming solos, and the thunderous rhythm section of Rokindja and Zvone.

 

Overall, Animal Drive showed, on their debut album, an impressive range of styles from Whitesnake and Skid Row at their heaviest to more modern hard rock/metal like Avenged Sevenfold and Alter Bridge to touches of progressive rock and metal elements the likes of Dream Theater thrown in the mix. The final result is melodic yet always very much possessing the hard rock "in your face" attitude.

 

"Back to the Roots” is a great chance to get accustomed with one of the hottest new hard rock bands around. Enjoy!

 

Tracklisting:

- "The Look" (featuring Rosa Laricchiuta)

- "Judgement Day"

- "Monkey Business"

- "Uncle Tom’s Cabin"

 

Band:

Dino Jelusic – vocals & keyboards

Keller – Guitar

Rokindja – bass

Zvone – Drums

 

Produced by Dino Jelusic

 

• Website: http://animal-drive.com/

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalDrive69/

• Twitter: https://twitter.com/animaldrive1

• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/animaldrive/

 

Ol' Black Eyes is Back

Alice is once again bringing a killer bill. Iconic UK band The Stranglers are special guests plus MC50 (featuring Wayne Kramer).



The Stranglers boast a rich history, breaking the punk mould to produce many iconic hits down the years. From the languid ‘Peaches’, to the anthemic ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Golden Brown’, the Londoners remain a visceral live act.



MC50 is original frontman Wayne Kramer’s celebration of 50 years of the MC5’s Kick Out The Jams, one the most incendiary rock albums ever. Playing the record from start to finish, Kramer has assembled a new line-up that recently completed both a US and a UK European tour in 2018, featuring Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, and Fugazi’s Brendan Canty.



The MC5 and Alice Cooper have history. Alice was a Detroit native and returned there in 1970 to make his name in the city while The MC5, The Stooges and Bob Seger, among others, were tearing up the city. Harder, faster, stronger and darker than the hippies on the west coast, they changed music forever.



Commented Alice ‘We’re coming back in October for a big tour with our new show ‘Ol Black Eyes Is Back’ it’s going to be a great night with my very special guests The Stranglers plus the MC50’.



For more information visit www.alicecooper.com

 

Presale begins tomorrow at 10am local and tickets go on sale Friday Feb 22 at 10am local.

Tour Dates

October 2019:
4th - Manchester - Manchester Arena
5th – Aberdeen – Event Complex
7th - Leeds - First Direct Arena
8th – Brighton – Brighton Centre
10th - London – The O2
11th - Birmingham – Resorts World Arena
12th – Cardiff Arena

Bigfoot decide to call it a day ...

It is with great sadness that we are writing this. But after multiple meetings and discussions we have mutually agreed to part ways with Bigfoot after we have seen out our upcoming tour dates and commitments. No one is giving up music, so keep an eye out and I’m sure everyone will be bringing new music to you in the future.

 

We haven’t fallen out and are still good friends but we all feel this is the right decision at this time. The band has been our life for the past 5 years and we have worked so hard to get to where we are after starting from the bottom. Pulling the plug has probably been the hardest decision any of us have had to make and we hope that people respect how difficult the decision was and that we have considered all factors.

 

We would like to thank every single person that has supported us over the years through our ups and downs. Without the support of our amazing fan base, friends and family we couldn’t have achieved what we have and we will forever be grateful for that. We have made some incredible friends that we won’t forget, played with some incredible bands, been to some amazing places in the world and have some of the best memories from it all.

 

We would also like to thank Sean Seabrook for joining us on lead vocals during such a difficult time for the band which allowed us to follow through with most of our commitments without letting down all the fans, promoters and venues that had invested in the band.

 

We will be seeing out all the tour dates that have already been announced and will be planning a final farewell tour. We won’t be compromising; you’ll still get 100% from us at all shows!

 

We hope to see you all out at our final shows to celebrate what’s been one hell of an adventure for us all. We’ll keep you updated about all future activity so stay in touch and don’t forget about us!

 

Cheers!

 

Sam, Mick, Tom & Matt

Ok here goes....

 

Firstly I’m overwhelmed by the support we’ve received today. I understand it’s a massive shock to some of the people that have followed the band for the past few years. It sounds cheesy but it really has become like a bit of a family that’s grown and grown so I thought I should post something myself.

 

I’m as gutted as anybody about things ending with Bigfoot but honestly it’s not been an overnight decision. The band has pretty much been my life for the past 5 years, it’s been my priority over everything and I’ve put everything I have into it. It has literally changed my life, most of the people I know are because of this band, I've learned so much and it’s really shaped me as a person.

 

Tom, Mick and Matt have been by my side for 5 years are my best mates and I couldn’t ask for anyone better to have done it all with. We’ve had some of the best times and made memories that are just priceless but as much as I love it, in the past year or so it’s really took its toll on me and become quite a negative thing overall. The reality is that for the 90 minutes I’m on stage and at my peak and happiest (sometimes) there’s the week around that where I’m doing all the rubbish parts of being in a band that a lot of people probably don’t even think about. So a part of me is relieved and really excited to get back on stage and just enjoy playing again and go out with a bang.

 

We have had some massive setbacks over the years that I think have eventually caught up to us, but I have always kept pushing to try to move forward, I wrote the follow up to our debut album shortly after the release of our first (just in case my weird stalker who shouts at me when I don’t release music when it suits him see’s this) so I have every intention of getting that material out there at some point, whether it be with a new band or a solo venture. I’ll always play music, that’s the reality of it. I’m shit at everything else.

 

I hope you can all make it out to one of the final tour dates that we’ll be announcing soon. It’s been a pleasure meeting so many of you and I hope we can have some beers in the future!

 

Ok seriousness over, time to be a wanker again! Love ya! xxx

 

Sam Millar

 

Fates Warning signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Fates Warning to its worldwide roster! Fates Warning began in the early 1980's playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band. While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the prog camp within the heavy metal strata.

 

Fates Warning's Ray Alder (vocals) comments: "All of us in Fates Warning are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records. Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning and we are proud to call them part of our family. The journey begins again and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more. A big thank you to our fans for sticking with us through all these years. We could not be here today without all of you. That is a fact. Thank you everyone. Here's to making some new memories!"

 

Fates Warning released their latest album, Live Over Europe, last year to critical acclaim. The first live release featuring the current line-up [Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass and vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums), Mike Abdow (guitars and vocals)], Live Over Europe contains 23 songs and was recorded at various European locations (Aschaffenburg / Germany, Belgrade / Serbia, Thessaloniki and Athens / Greece, Rome and Milan / Italy, Budapest / Hungary as well as Ljubljana / Slovenia) during their January 2018 headlining tour for Theories Of Flight (2016). To preview and purchase Live Over Europe, please visit: https://fateswarning.lnk.to/LiveOverEurope

 

Next month, Fates Warning will head back out on the road with Queensryche, touring the USA in support of Live Over Europe. See below for all dates!

 

Fates Warning tour dates w/ Queensryche


Mar. 2 - The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL
Mar. 3 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 4 - Jack Rabbits Live - Jacksonville, FL *
Mar. 5 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7 - Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD w/ The Cringe
Mar. 8 - Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA *
Mar. 9 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY w/ The Cringe
Mar. 10 - Palladium - Worcester, MA w/ The Cringe
Mar. 12 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 13 - Diesel - Detroit, MI
Mar. 14 - Concord - Chicago, IL
Mar. 15 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 16 - Medina Entertainment Center - Medina, MN
Mar. 17 - The Royal Grove - Lincoln, NE *
Mar. 19 - The Shrine - Tulsa, OK *
Mar. 20 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Mar. 21 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Mar. 22 - Aztec - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 23 - El Rey - Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 24 - House of Bards - Tucson, AZ * w/ Push, DIRTNAP, Tribulance, Fire By Rank
Mar. 26 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
Mar. 27 - Observatory - San Diego, CA
Mar. 28 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 29 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 30 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
Apr. 1 - The Dip - Redding, CA *
Apr. 2 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
Apr. 3 - Neptune - Seattle, WA
*=Fates Warning only

 

After the conclusion of this trek, Fates Warning will begin work on their 13th studio album, set for a 2020 release via Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for more Fates Warning news coming soon!

 

Fates Warning online:  http://www.fateswarning.com  http://www.facebook.com/FatesWarning
https://twitter.com/fateswarning  https://www.youtube.com/user/fateswarningvideos

 

Fortune will return with their first new album, "II", in nearly 35 years on April 26, 2019.

Pre-order "II" HERE: http://radi.al/FortuneII

 

The band will also perform live at Frontiers Rock Festival on April 28th in Milan, IT. For more information, visit www.frontiersrockfestival.com

 

Tracklist:
1. Don’t Say You Love Me
2. Shelter Of The Night
3. Freedom Road
4. A Little Drop Of Poison (For Amy W.)
5. What A Fool I’ve Been
6. Overload
7. Heart Of Stone
8. The Night
9. New Orleans
10. All The Right Moves

 

Lineup:
Mick Fortune - Drums
Richard Fortune - Guitar
Larry Greene - Vocals
Ricky Rat - Bass
Mark Nilan – Keyboards

 

https://www.facebook.com/fortunerockers/

 

Jim Peterik & World Stage to release new album this April on Frontiers Music Srl

Jim Peterik & World Stage announced a new album, "Winds Of Change", will be out April 26, 2019 on Frontiers. First single, "Without A Bullet Being Fired" featuring Mike Reno of Loverboy is out now.

 

Pre-order the album & stream the single HERE: http://radi.al/WindsofChange

 

Tracklist:
1. Winds Of Change (featuring Danny Chauncey and Don Barnes of .38 Special)
2. Without A Bullet Being Fired (featuring Mike Reno of Loverboy)
3. Proof Of Heaven (featuring Dennis DeYoung)
4. Sometimes You Just Want More (featuring Kevin Chalfant)
5. Home Fires (featuring Toby Hitchcock of Pride of Lions)
6. Just For You (featuring Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon)
7. The Hand I Was Dealt (featuring Danny Vaughn of Tyketto (The Official))
8. Where Eagles Dare (featuring Lars Safsund and Robert Sall of Work of Art)
9. I Will What I Want (featuring Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger)
10. You’re Always There (featuring Jason Scheff)
11. Avalanche (featuring Gunnar and Matt Nelson)
12. Love You All Over The World (featuring Jimi Jamison)

 

Lineup:

-Jim Peterik- Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
-Mike Aquino- Guitar- Lead And Rhythm
-Ed Breckenfeld- Drums And Percussion
-Dave Kelly- Drums
-Colin Peterik- Drums
-Klem Hayes- Bass
-Bill Syniar- Bass
-Bob Lizik- Bass
-Jeff Lantz- Orchestral Arrangement Of “You’re Always There”

 

Frontiers Music Srl open U.S. Webstore

Pleased to share that our new U.S. webstore (that ships worldwide) is up & running! We've got signed stuff from L.A. GUNS, The End machine, & Burning Rain available as well as exclusive limited edition color vinyl from those bands & Whitesnake/David Coverdale too! (Sorry, the signed Whitesnake items SOLD OUT already.)

 

Check it out HERE: https://shop.bandwear.com/frontiers

 

Available Items:

 

+Whitesnake "Flesh & Blood" - Silver Color Vinyl (Limited to 300 Copies - WORLDWIDE Exclusive)

 

+L.A. Guns "The Devil You Know" - Signed CDs (Limited to 200 Copies)
+L.A. Guns "The Devil You Know" - Yellow Color Vinyl (Limited to 100 Copies - North America Exclusive)

 

+The End Machine - s/t - Signed CDs (Limited to 300 Copies - WORLDWIDE Exclusive)
+The End Machine - s/t Signed Silver Color LPs (Limited to 100 Copies - WORLDWIDE Exclusive)
+The End Machine - s/t Signed LPs (Limited to 100 Copies - WORLDWIDE Exclusive)
+The End Machine - s/t Silver Color Vinyl (Limited to 100 Copies - North America Exclusive)

 

+Burning Rain "Face The Music" Signed CDs (Limited to 200 Copies - WORLDWIDE Exclusive)
+Burning Rain "Face The Music" Signed LPs (Limited to 50 Copies - WORLDWIDE Exclusive)

 

We are currently preparing more items to add to the store and will do so throughout the year, so stay tuned!

 

John Waite reports he, along with others, are suing Sony Music Entertainment Inc ...

David Johansen, John Waite and other prominent 1970s musicians filed lawsuits on Tuesday accusing Sony Music Entertainment Inc. and UMG Recordings Inc. of improperly refusing to let them reclaim rights to songs they had long ago signed away. 

 

 

proposed class actions filed in Manhattan federal court said US copyright law gives songwriters who bargained away their works on unfavorable terms a “second chance” to reclaim their rights by filing termination notices after 35 years. But they said Sony and UMG have “routinely and systematically” ignored hundreds of notices, mainly because they deemed the songs “works made for hire” under their recording contracts and therefore not subject to being reclaimed. 

 

 

The named plaintiffs in the Sony case are Mr. Johansen, formerly of the New York Dolls and who as Buster Poindexter recorded “Hot Hot Hot”; John Lyon, who performs as Southside Johnny; and Paul Collins, known for the Paul Collins Beat. Plaintiffs suing UMG, a unit of France’s Vivendi SA, include Waite, formerly of The Babys and later known for his 1984 hit “Missing You”; and Joe Ely, a guitarist who has performed with The Clash, Bruce Springsteen and others. 

 

 

Sony and UMG did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The plaintiffs are represented by the law firm Blank Rome and by Evan Cohen, a Los Angeles lawyer. “We represent well over 100 artists from the late ’70s and early ’80s who want to own their US copyrights, but are being stonewalled by Sony and Universal after sending notices,” Mr. Cohen said in an interview. “In many cases, we are talking about artists who have never received royalties from the recordings.” 

 

 

Both lawsuits cover recording artists who served termination notices effective Jan. 1, 2013 or later. They seek injunctions requiring that the notices be honored, monetary damages and other remedies.

 

 — Reuters

The Treatment are thrilled to announce the release of their brand new album 'Power Crazy'

"Power Crazy” is the band’s fourth full-length album and continues their successful formula of coupling sonic power with a taste for infectious riffs. With this record, The Treatment are firing on all cylinders with their slice of no frills hard rock. A quick listen will instantly reveal the essential ingredients of a classic hard rock album: riffs, huge choruses, catchy licks, and straight to the point songs.

 

“Power Crazy” is also The Treatment’s first album to feature new singer Tom Rampton. With his raspy voice reminiscent of the classic Bon Scott tone, you can rest assured he knows how to ride high on the guitar attack from guitarists Tao and Tagore Grey.

 

“We believe this record is a strong statement from the band and we look forward to playing the new songs live. We will be touring throughout 2019 and can’t wait to see all you Treatment troops at our shows next year,” says the band.

 

 

Tracklisting:

1. Let's Get Dirty

2. Rising Power

3. On The Money

4. Bite Back

5. Luck Of The Draw

6. Hang Them High

7. Scar With Her Name

8. King Of The City

9. Waiting For The Call

10. Laying It Down

11. The Fighting Song

12. Falling Down

 

To coincide with the release of “Power Crazy”, The Treatment will embark on a co-headline UK tour with Airrace in March and will hit the road in the UK  once again in May on the headlining “Power Crazy Tour” with special guests Bigfoot​. The Treatment are renowned for their high energy live show. The band have toured with the likes of Alice Cooper, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, Kiss, Motley Crüe, and Slash as well as gracing the stages at Download and Hellfest festivals, amongst others.

 

Co-headline with Airrace

Thurs 21st March - 02 Academy, Oxford 

Fri 22nd March - The Iron Road, Pershore

Sat 23rd March - Queens Hall, Nuneaton 

Sun 24th March - The Waterloo, Blackpool 

 

“Power Crazy Tour” with special guests Bigfoot

Wed 22nd May - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

Thurs 23rd May - Hanger 18, Swansea

Fri 24th May - The Underworld, London TICKETS HERE

Sat 25th May - The Waterfront, Norwich

Mon 27th May - The Portland, Cambridge TICKETS HERE

Wed 29th May - Corporation, Sheffield

Thurs 30th May - Rebellion, Manchester TICKETS HERE

Fri 31st May - Stereo, Glasgow TICKETS HERE

Sat 1st June - The Brickyard, Carlisle

Sun 2nd June - The Cluny, Newcastle  

 

The  Treatment  Are:  Tom  Rampton  –  Vocals,  Dhani  Mansworth  –  Drums,  Tagore  Grey  –  Guitar,  Tao  Grey  –  Guitar,  Rick  Newman  –  Bass  

 

Toto release new lyric video for Devils Tower

Los Angeles, CA --- TOTO have released a brand new lyric video for "Devil's Tower."  Taken from their definitive box set: All In via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music). 

“We originally recorded this track with Mike and Jeff Porcaro back in 1981 during the sessions for TOTO IV," Steve Lukather remarked.  "We never recorded a lead vocal or had lyrics for this one, so Joseph finished it up for us recently."  

The track is also available on all of the major streaming services as a stand alone single.  TOTO begins a eight show run in Japan on February 14th in Hiroshima.  The show in Toyko on February 20th at Budokan has already sold out.

TOTO will be busy in 2019. The band just returned from a standing room only run of Australia and New Zealand, and head to Japan and Indonesia in February.  This spring in to the Summer, they’ll stage a long tour of Europe, combining top billing festival appearances and headline dates, after which they’ll bring their “An Evening With” show to North America this Fall.  The 40 Trips Around The Sun tour is the band’s most extensive run in years with many more announcements to come.

 

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.  Collectively TOTO has over a billion streams worldwide on all streaming services.

With over 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.  Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.

TOTO – 2019 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR

2/14    Hiroshima, JP                Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall
2/16    Kanazawa, JP                Kanazawa Kagekiza
2/18    Fukoka, JP                    Fukuoka Shimin Kaikan
2/20    Tokyo, JP                      Budokan
2/21    Osaka, JP                     Osaka Castle Hall
2/23    Morioka-Shi, JP            Morioka Iwate Kenmin Kaikan
2/25    Nagoya, JP                   Century Hall
2/27    Sendai, JP                    Sun Plaza
3/3      Jakarta, ID                    Java Jazz Festival
6/13    London, UK                  Live at Chelsea
6/15    Cork, IRL                      Live at the Marquee - Cork
6/18    Gavle, SE                    Gasklockorna 
6/20    Oslo, NO                      OverOslo 
6/21    Langesund, NO            Wrightegaarden
6/22    Sarpsborg, NO             Kulasparken 
6/23    Aarhus, DK                  Ceres Arena 
6/25    Sopot, PL                     Opera Lesna 
6/27    Budapest, HU              Budapest Arena 
6/28    Klam Bei Grein, AT      Clam Rock 
6/29    Eisenstadt, AT             Lovely Days 
6/30    Berlin, DE                    Zitadelle Open Air 
7/02    Munich, DE                 Tollwood Festival 
7/03    Marostica, IT                Piazza Degli Scacchi 
7/04    Rome, IT                     Auditorium Cavea 
7/05    Lucca, IT                     Piazza Napoleone 
7/07    Albi, FR                       Pause Guitare 
7/08    Cognac, FR                Cognac Pubic Garden
7/10    Barcelona, SP             L’Auditori del Forum
7/11    Nimes, FR                   Festival de Nimes
7/14    Gelsenkirchen, DE     Gelnsenkirchen Amphitheater 
7/16    Pratteln, CH                Z7 Summer Nights Open Air
7/17    Fussen, DE                Barockgarten 
7/18    Salem, DE                 Schloss Open Air 
7/20    Pori, FI                      Pori Jazz Festival 

 

 

Additional appearances will be announced in the coming months…

 

www.facebook.com/totoband  www.twitter.com/toto99com   www.totoofficial.com

 

Appearance of Nothing to release 'In Time of Darkness' on Escape Music 

Escape Music is pleased to announce the return of Swiss Progressive Melodic Metal Band Appearance of Nothing with their fourth album "In Times Of Darkness".

 

Precision and prog metal: the two go hand in hand - especially in Switzerland, home to clockworks and quality craftsmanship.

 

True to that national spirit, Appearance Of Nothing are stepping right into the tradition of outstanding and unique metal, Made In Switzerland (ever heard of Coroner, Eluveitie, or perhaps Celtic Frost?). Honing their skills together since 2004, the band around founding members Marc Petralito (piano, hammond, synths) and Omar Cuna (bass & vocals), along with shredders Manuel Meinen & Albert Ibrahimaj  and drummer Ronnie Wolf, have always felt true to Prog with a capital letter - think Opeth, Dream Theater,, or Symphony X.

 

With their new single ‘Storm’ they mark an explosive return after parting ways with their former lead singer in 2017. Keys blazing, the creative driving force Marc proudly places his giant synth walls right where they should be: front and center. The newest family members Albert Ibrahimaj (two-time winner of a prestigious Berklee College of Music scholarship) and Manuel Meinen - both acclaimed guitar teachers - have found themselves right at home, driving the band’s sound forward along with Ronnie, who has been making a name for himself for over 30 years ever since his work on the legendary 1985 album ‘Young Blood’ by Killer. Omar, finally, having already made the unusual transition from dancer to bass player early in his career, showcases how he inherited the position of main vocalist and frontman without skipping a note on his bass.

 

A new album has been completed as well, although the band remain shrouded regarding a potential release date. They can, however, announce some explosive details already: the record has been recorded and produced with none other than the undisputed queen of Swiss metal, Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling, ex-Eluveitie) at Soundfarm Studios, has been mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Leprous, Symphony X & more), and features illustrious guest performers including Anna Murphy herself, cello virtuoso Tina Guo (Hans Zimmer, ‘Wonder Woman’ soundtrack), Devon Graves of the legendary Psychotic Waltz, and former Scar Symmetry vocalist Christian Älvestam. Last, but not least, Appearance of Nothing’s new guitar sound was created at Swiss guitar legend Tommy Vetterli’s New Sound Studio.

 

Appearance of Nothing are getting ready to take part in the European stages in 2019.

 

Tour dates so far:

02.03.2019 - Switzerland, Musigburg Aarburg

 

UK & Ireland

21.03.2019 - Sheffield Studio

22.03.2019 - North Wales, Hammerfest

23.03.2019 - Cardiff The Globe

24.03.2019 - Birmingham Hare & Hounds

26.03.2019 - Norwich The Waterfront Studio

27.03.2019 - Hull The Welly 2

28.03.2019 - Glasgow Audio

29.03.2019 - Dublin On The Rox

30.03.2019 - Manchester Academy 3

31.03.2019 - London Jazz Cafe Camden

 

20.04.2019 - Germany, Lörrach

31.08.2019 - Switzerland, Club Natters

21.09.2019 - Switzerland, Club Metbar Lenzburg

13.09.2019 - Italy, to_be_confirmed

14.09.2019 - Italy, to_be_confirmed

15.09.2019 - Italy, to_be_confirmed

 

More dates will be announced soon including Germany!

 

www-Escape-Music.com

 

Appearance of Nothing - In Times Of Darkness

Release Date: 22 March 2019

Catalogue No: ESM328

 

Track Listing:

01 Inside these Walls 06:32

02 The Black Sea 09:26

03 Storm 04:25

04 Erase 07:00

05 Deception 07:01

06 Disaster (Sweetest Enemy) 05:28

07 Lost 05:17

08 The Huntress 09:22

 

Appearance of Nothing is: Omar Cuna - Vocals and Bass, Marc Petralito - Piano, Hammond, Synth, Ronnie Wolf - Drums, Manuel Meinen - Guitars, Albert Ibrahimaj - Guitars

 

Guest appearances:

Anna Murphy - Backing Vocals & Lead Vocals on ‘Storm’ & Lost’

Tina Guo - Cello on ‘The Black Sea’ & ‘Deception’

Christian Älvestam - Growls

Devon Graves - Vocals on ‘Disaster’

 

Drums, Vocals, Piano & Hammond recorded by Anna Murphy at Soundfarm Studios 

Guitars & Bass recorded by Tommy Vetterli at New Sound Studio 

Acoustic guitars recorded at Music’s Cool Studios Freiburg 

Mixed by Anna Murphy 

Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios 

 

Introducing Rough Rockers from Sweden ...

Swedish hard rockers Rough Rockers announce the release of their brand new EP, ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ via Dutch label RVPrecords on April 29. Originally conceived as a songwriter/recording project in 2012 by vocalist/bassist Peter Ljungberg and guitarist Magnus Hällström, the group finally secured a permanent line-up with the recruitment of Australian guitarist Joe Matera and Swedish drummer Roger Eriksson in 2018. The band signed to Dutch record label RVPrecords in late 2018.

 

Matera – a solo recording artist in his own right – was invited to join the band after both he and the band undertook support slots for NWOBHM band Weapon UK in Sweden in 2017. “I’m looking forward to rocking out with the band” says Matera, “and bringing our unique brand of guitar driven rock to audiences across Europe”.

 

Adds Ljungberg, “I`m so pleased with the way we have put the songs together. We’ve captured the energy of the band in the essence of the songs, and have created a powerful sound of solid catchy rock `n` roll”. 

 

The new EP features a special appearance by legendary singer Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz, Michael Schenker Group) who guests on lead vocals on the track, “Unleash The Beast”, Twan Bakker, CEO of RVPrecords said, “I got to know the Swedish Rough Rockers through Joe. Their sound, combined with the personal connection to the ever hard working Matera and respected professional Ljungberg convinced me to sign these guys.”

 

The EP - was mixed by Tomas Skogsberg (Backyard Babies, Entombed) -showcases the band’s diverse songwriting craft and tough twin guitar sound, with a knack for both sparking tasteful rock tunes and elegant ballads, all underscored by a catchy melodicism.

 

‘Smoke And Mirrors’ will be released both on CD and as a special limited 12” RED vinyl. The band will tour in support of the new release in May.

 

Further info and press enquiries: http://www.rvprecords.com www.roughrockerssweden.com

 

Lance King to release 2nd solo album 'ReProgram in March 2019

Legendary singer Lance King, original voice behind PYRAMAZE, AVIAN, BALANCE OF POWER and GEMINI is releasing his second solo album 'ReProgram' in the style of heavy metal that he has properly labeled as 'Celestial Metal', MARCH 29 is the new release date on Nightmare Records.

 

We are divided and torn by what we want to do and what we think we should to do. This is the ultimate struggle that every human being deals with during their lifetime. We all have the choice to take the road of conformity and compliance, or we can decide to live life to the fullest. We are often held back from our potential because of the many rules handed down to us, indoctrinated ideals of education, sexuality, gender, family, religion, and career.  People are usually tied to these rules on a deep level that often make no sense to them, but they prefer the comfort of feeling like they belong, to the often-lonely freedom of being the ones who live on their own terms. This is the internal and external struggle that Lance King wants to showcase with his music.

 

"ReProgram' is digitally available on iTunes and Amazon today Feb 1st, Pre-order and get an early "gratis track!"

 

There is a constant dissonance in our lives, and ReProgram looks to find harmony in the dissonant world that we have created. An album for the seekers of truth, for the ones who carry the fire and never let it die. Think of ReProgram as fuel for the restless soul that constantly pounds within your chest. An aural expression infused in metal and forged out of the promise of freedom. That wild and unapologetic inner-self that never fails to remind you of the passion, the adventure and the journey of life. That human being that wants to break away from the mindless zombie herds following the MEME culture.

 

An album for the Jedi, for the spiritually charged, for the ones that never fade away. Metal that supercharges the mind and encourages the body.

 

“The single most powerful thing you can do, is unlearn the limiting beliefs you have accepted as truths in your youth. This frees you from the chains that bind, the chains of the subconscious mind.” -- Lance King

 

Produced by Lance King & Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Evergrey, Epica, Amaranthe)

 

www.LanceKingMusic.com

 

Co-Writing Performers:

Kim Olesen - (Anubis Gate)

(Guitars and Keys on 'ReProgram' and 'Technology')

 

 

Markus Sigfridsson - (Darkwater/Harmony)

(Guitars and Keys on 'Stand your Ground', 'Limitless', 'Perfect World')

 

Matt Hodsdon - (Chaos Frame)

(Guitars and Keys on 'Chaotica', 'Reaction Formation', 'Spell of Domestication')

 

Rich Hinks - (Annihilator / Aeon Zen)

(Bass on all tracks except (*) Guitar, Keys on 'Pointing Fingers', 'A Mind at War', 'Wide Open')

 

Lance's Featured Friends:

Morten Gade Sørensen  (Pyramaze/Anubis Gate) Massive Grooves and Percussion

 

Fred Columbo (Spheric Universe Experience)  (Keys transition between 'Wide Open & Chaotica', solo on 'Spell of Domestication' and 'A Mind at War')

 

Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) (Guitar solo on 'Wide Open')

 

Jakob Riis  (L Wood Joy) ( *Bass on 'ReProgram' and 'Technology')

 

Leverage return with highly anticipated 5th album 'Determinus' 

Finnish heavy rockers Leverage finally put an end to their 10 year hiatus between studio albums with the announcement of the release of their highly anticipated new album, “Determinus”. Preceded by the release of the 2018 (digital only) EP “The Devil’s Turn”, Leverage are set to retake their place in the standings of the heavy metal/hard rock community with this new album. First single and video, "Burn Love Burn" is out today and you can see/hear it below:

 

 

Leverage is not a power metal band, nor an AOR band, and definitely not a throwback to the 80’s band. Leverage don’t fall into an easy category. Leverage developed their own style of heavy rock in the 2000’s. For the band, it has always been about making and playing music with all of their hearts and souls while having a blast doing it. Their sonic stamp says “Leverage”. That’s it. “The new album is the same but different,” says guitarist and founder Tuomas Heikkinen. “This is the way I write. It is heavy rock and draws from a variety of influences, mine or the other members. I used to make demos that had every bass, drum and keyboard note MIDI programmed to detail and then just asked the guys to reproduce that exactly, but now I only underline the passages that I feel are essential and let them have a go at expressing themselves as musicians. And just as importantly, I always try to hear the vocalist in my head when writing. Pekka and Kimmo are two different singers, that definitely guides the process.”

 

Leverage landed on the scene in 2006 with the independent release of their debut album, “Tides”. With their blend of symphonic and melodic hard rock combined with some progressive metal twists, Leverage created a buzz on the scene and were signed by Frontiers for the release of their second album, “Blind Fire” in 2008. Spinefarm/Universal picked the band up for their next album, “Circus Colossus” (2009), but the band became inactive not too long after. “People that have heard the music say that it definitely has the Leverage vibe, but also covers new ground. It has variety, ranging from pretty damn heavy to all kinds of far ends at times. This album sounds like a band playing and there’s movement where we didn’t use to have it. There’s less overdubs, not too many huge hired choirs, very little MIDI orchestrations and less tracks all together,” continues Heikkinen.

 

"Determinus" also introduces their amazing new singer, Kimmo Blom (Urban Tale, Raskasta Joulua) and a new guitar player, Mikko Salovaara. “Kimmo is a phenomenal and very versatile singer. He draws pictures in front of you the way he sings,” concludes Tuomas. "He has a huge presence, both seen and heard and is not the most typical vocalist in this scene. He approaches each song as a short story and really throws himself in there. Mikko is a monster guitar player with a background of very heavy and complex metal with a band called Kiuas. It was like "I am going to get him or Leverage will have only one guitar". I am happy he wanted to join the band. I have been blessed to get to work with outstanding guitar players in Leverage, first with Torsti and now with Mikko.”

 

"I’m really excited about all this, getting back to making Leverage music with a great group of people, old and new. And getting it out through a solid label to the fans," concludes Tuomas.

 

“DeterminUs” promises to be one of the highlights of the melodic metal genre in 2019.  Out on Frontiers Music Srl on 26th April 2019.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Burn Love Burn

2. Wind Of Morrigan

3. Tiger

4. Red Moon Over Sonora (album version)

5. Mephistocrate

6. Afterworld’s Disciple

7. When We Were Young

8. Heaven’s No Place For Us

9. Hand Of God

10. Rollerball

11. Troy

 

Line-up: Kimmo Blom - vocals, Mikko Salovaara - guitars, Tuomas Heikkinen - guitars, Sami Norrbacka - bass, Valtteri Revonkorpi -– drums, Marko Niskala - keyboards

 

Links  https://leverageofficial.com  https://www.facebook.com/leverageofficial/  https://twitter.com/leverageband  https://www.instagram.com/leverageofficial/

 

Harem Scarem to release 'The Ultimate Collection Box Set

On March 22, 2019, Harem Scarem band will release "The Ultimate Collection Box Set” a 14CD limited edition deluxe box set and four titles (“Weight of the World,” “Higher”, “Thirteen”, “United”) on limited edition color vinyl. All tracks remastered by Harry Hess. Full details below.

 

Pre-order: http://radi.al/TheUltimateCollection

 

U.S. & Canada Customers Pre-Order HERE: http://pmusic.co/lnW4N1 [This is the ONLY store in North America where the limited edition box set will be available and it strictly limited to 100 copies. That's it. Only 100 copies being sent to North America! For the colored vinyl, only 150 copies are being sent to North America. 50 copies of each limited edition color vinyl are available at this store with the remaining 100 copies shipping to our North American distributor for distribution to physical retailers. If you absolutely want to guarantee that you will secure yourself a copy of one of the vinyl reissues, then your best bet would be to order from here. We cannot know or guarantee which retail stores will get copies of the remaining 100 as it will be first come, first serve.]

 

EU Customers Pre-Order HERE: www.frontiers.shop

 

Given the "hard to find" nature of many titles in Harem Scarem's catalog, the band, in cooperation with Frontiers, has decided to make their catalog available in an exclusive, limited edition box set. The result is a mammoth box set inclusive of 13 studio albums encompassing the entire Harem Scarem discography plus a gargantuan amount of rare, unreleased, and bonus tracks which comprise a full bonus disc, in addition to original bonus tracks added to individual albums. The 14 CDs will be packaged in vinyl replica slipcases housed inside a collector's box.

 

On top of this, Frontiers and the band decided to add a very special one time limited run of colored vinyl for the signature Frontiers' catalogue releases “Weight of the World,” “Higher”, “Thirteen”, and the band’s last studio album, “United”. These vinyl runs are EXTREMELY LIMITED. For example, ONLY 150 TOTAL will be available in North America, so act fast to secure one.

 

The full set will also be available digitally as well.

 

Tracklistings:

CD 1 Harem Scarem
1. Hard To Love
2. Distant Memory
3. With A Little Love
4. Honestly
5. Love Reaction
6. Slowly Slipping Away
7. All Over Again
8. Don't Give Your Heart Away
9. How Long
10. Something To Say


Bonus tracks:
11. Hard To Love (Acoustic)
12. How Long (Acoustic)
13. Honestly (Acoustic)
14. Slowly Slipping Away (Acoustic)

 

CD 2 Moodswings
1. Saviors Never Cry
2. No Justice
3. Stranger Than Love
4. Changes Come Around
5. Jealousy
6. Sentimental Blvd
7. Mandy
8. Empty Promises
9. If There Was A Time
10. Just Like I Planned
11. Had Enough


Bonus tracks:
12. Change Comes Around (acoustic)
13. No Justice (Crazy Pants Remix)
14. If There Was A Time (acoustic)
15. Jealousy (acoustic)
16. Just Like I Planned (Acoustic)
17. Stranger Than Love (acoustic)

 

CD 3 Voice Of Reason
1. Voice Of Reason
2. Blue
3. Warming A Frozen Rose
4. Let It Go
5. And That's All
6. Breathing Sand
7. Candle
8. The Paint Thins
9. I'll Be Brief
10. Untouched
11. Necessary Evil


Bonus track:
12. Candle (Acoustic)

 

CD 4 Believe / Karma Cleansing
1. Believe
2. Die Off Hard
3. Hail, Hail
4. Staying Away
5. Baby With A Nail Gun
6. Morning Grey
7. Victim Of Fate
8. Rain
9. I Won't Be There
10. Karma Cleansing
11. Cages
12. The Mirror
13. Rain (Acoustic)

 

CD 5 Big Bang Theory
1. So Blind
2. Climb The Gate
3. Reload
4. Tables Turning
5. Turn Around
6. Seas Of Dissension
7. Sometimes I Wish
8. Never Have It All
9. Lying
10. Without You
11. Wasted Time
12. New Religion
13. What I Do
14. In My State Of Mind
15. So Blind (Acoustic)

 

CD 6 Weight Of The World
1. Weight Of The World
2. Killing Me
3. Outside Your Window
4. All I Want Is Everything
5. This Ain't Over
6. Internude
7. You Ruined Everything
8. Charmed Life
9. If You
10. See Saw
11. Voice Inside
12. End Of Time

 

CD 7 Higher
1. Reach
2. Waited
3. Torn Right Out
4. Give It To You
5. Higher
6. Run And Hide
7. Lucky Ones
8. Lies
9. Gone
10. Lost
11. Wishing
12. Higher (Acoustic)

 

CD 8 Overload
1. Dagger
2. Afterglow
3. Rise & Fall
4. Don't Come Easy
5. Can't Live With You
6. Forgive & Forget
7. All You're Getting
8. Leading Me On
9. Understand You
10. Same Mistakes

 

CD 9 Human Nature
1. Human Nature
2. Next Time Around
3. Caught Up In Your World
4. Reality
5. Hanging On
6. Don't Throw It Away
7. Give Love/Get Love
8. 21
9. Starlight
10. Going Under
11. Tomorrow May Be Gone
12. Human Nature (Acoustic)
13. Caught Up In Your World (Acoustic)

 

CD 10 Hope
1. Watch Your Back
2. Time Bomb
3. Hope
4. Days Are Numbered
5. Dark Times
6. Beyond Repair
7. Never Too Late
8. Shooting Star
9. Calm Before The Storm
10. Nothing Without You

 

CD 11 Thirteen
1. Garden Of Eden
2. Live It
3. Early Warning Signs
4. The Midnight Hours
5. Whatever It Takes
6. Saints And Sinners
7. All I Need
8. Troubled Times
9. Never Say Never
10. Stardust
11. Garden Of Eden (Acoustic)
12. The Midnight Hours (Acoustic)

 

CD 12 United
1. United
2. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
3. Gravity
4. Sinking Ship
5. One Of Life’s Mysteries
6. No Regrets
7. Bite The Bullet
8. Things I Know
9. Heaven And Earth
10. Indestructible
11. Here Today Gone Tomorrow (Acoustic)
12. Sky Is Falling (Acoustic)

 

CD 13 The Early Years
1.Whatever I Want
2. When The Morning Comes
3. Say Goodbye
4. Looking Back
5. All Over Again
6. Honestly
7. Lovin’ Like 90
8. One Step At A Time
9. Staying Away
10. Last Time
11. One Of The Wounded
12. Right Time
13. You’re The One
14. Out Of Love
15. Lost In Yesterday
16. I Can Hear Them Now

 

CD 14 Bonus Tracks
1. Easier
2. If I’d Been Awake
3. World Gone To Pieces
4. Brighter Day
5. Remember
6. Anarchy
7. Why
8. Freedom
9. More Than You’ll Ever Know
10. Good Enough
11. Coming Down (Acoustic)

 

Lineup:
Harry Hess: vocals
Pete Lesperance: guitars
Mike Gionet, Barry Donaghy, Stan Miczek: bass
Darren Smith, Creighton Doane: drums

Pledge Music Disaster

Recently we have been made aware, through artists, affiliates, and public postings, about rumors concerning potential financial problems at PledgeMusic. As you may be aware, PledgeMusic is the platform we chose as a partner for the Frontiers' North American webstore (with certain products being exclusive to the store).

 

Frontiers is now doing due diligence to ascertain what is the exact situation with the company in order to avoid or at least minimize issues with our artists and to the label itself.

 

For the time being, while we are waiting to receive more detailed information, we want to advise you that we have instructed Pledge to close our store(s) and reimburse customers for their orders on the February and March releases. So, if you have pre-ordered a product from the Frontiers' store on the Pledge shop for a February or March release, then we suggest you keep an eye out for a notification regarding that order or take more proactive measures, which include cancelling the order yourself.

 

For January releases, it is out understanding that Kane Roberts and Jetboy orders have all been shipped, so if you ordered one of those items, then those should be en route to you. For Inglorious and Starbreaker, some orders have been shipped, but we have instructed Pledge to halt any further shipments. If you have questions about the status of your order on a January release, then please contact Pledge directly.

 

We know many of you are wondering if the products exclusive to Pledge will be made available elsewhere. We are working on this now and will advise when we have that sorted out with our North American distributor. Please note that some items, specifically signed items for March releases may not be available until much later, if at all. We can tell you that we have found a new home for the Tora Tora signed CDs and that the Pretty Maids and Harem Scarem band Box Sets WILL be made available to U.S. customers.

 

Rest assured we are currently beginning the process of exploring opportunities to open another U.S. based webstore and hope to have something up shortly. Trust us when we say this is a major priority for our U.S. office and that it is important to us that North American fans have a local webstore to order our releases from.

 

In the meantime, our EU webstore, www.frontiers.shop DOES ship worldwide and offers exclusive colored vinyl, collector's boxes, and other cool items.

 

And please note that our regular CD and LP releases will be available in the U.S. via indie record stores, F.Y.E., Amazon, and other fine retailers just like they always are.

 

Thanks for your patience while we sort through this bump in the road and as always, thanks for your support of our artists and the label.

 

The Treatment to release new album 'Power Crazy' this March

British hard rock five-piece The Treatment are thrilled to announce the release of their brand new album, “Power Crazy” on March 22, 2019. The band have also launched a new single, “Bite Back” today with a lyric video HERE: https://youtu.be/HsuOhGVmkdg

 

Pre-order HERE: http://radi.al/PowerCrazy

 

"Power Crazy” is the band’s fourth full-length album and continues their successful formula of coupling sonic power with a taste for infectious riffs. With this record, The Treatment are firing on all cylinders with their slice of no frills hard rock. A quick listen will instantly reveal the essential ingredients of a classic hard rock album: riffs, huge choruses, catchy licks, and straight to the point songs.

 

“Power Crazy” is also The Treatment’s first album to feature new singer Tom Rampton. With his raspy voice reminiscent of the classic Bon Scott tone, you can rest assured he knows how to ride high on the guitar attack from guitarists Tao and Tagore Grey.

 

“We believe this record is a strong statement from the band and we look forward to playing the new songs live. We will be touring throughout 2019 and can’t wait to see all you Treatment troops at our shows next year,” says the band.

 

Tracklisting
1. Let's Get Dirty
2. Rising Power
3. On The Money
4. Bite Back
5. Luck Of The Draw
6. Hang Them High
7. Scar With Her Name
8. King Of The City
9. Waiting For The Call
10. Laying It Down
11. The Fighting Song
12. Falling Down

 

To coincide with the release of “Power Crazy”, The Treatment will embark on a co-headline UK tour with Airrace​ in March and will hit the road in the UK once again in May on the headlining “Power Crazy Tour” with special guests Bigfoot​. The Treatment are renowned for their high energy live show. The band have toured with the likes of Alice Cooper, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, Kiss, Motley Crüe, and Slash as well as gracing the stages at Download and Hellfest festivals, amongst others.

 

Co-headline with Airrace
Thurs 21st March - 02 Academy, Oxford
Fri 22nd March - The Iron Road, Pershore
Sat 23rd March - Queens Hall, Nuneaton
Sun 24th March - The Waterloo, Blackpool

 

“Power Crazy Tour” with special guests Bigfoot
Wed 22nd May - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thurs 23rd May - Hanger 18, Swansea
Fri 24th May - The Underworld, London TICKETS HERE
Sat 25th May - The Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 27th May - The Portland, Cambridge TICKETS HERE
Wed 29th May - Corporation, Sheffield
Thurs 30th May - Rebellion, Manchester TICKETS HERE
Fri 31st May - Stereo, Glasgow TICKETS HERE
Sat 1st June - The Brickyard, Carlisle
Sun 2nd June - The Cluny, Newcastle

 

THE TREATMENT ARE:
TOM RAMPTON – VOCALS
DHANI MANSWORTH – DRUMS
TAGORE GREY – GUITAR
TAO GREY – GUITAR
RICK NEWMAN – BASS

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheTreatmentOfficial
https://twitter.com/TheTreatmentUK
https://www.instagram.com/thetreatmentofficial/

 

 

 

 
Ted McKenna dead at 68

Scottish drummer Ted McKenna, who played with a range of artists including Rory Gallagher, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Ian Gillan and Michael Schenker, has died at the age of 68.

The news was confirmed on Facebook by Gerry McAvoy, a close friend, who wrote ... "I'm lost for words creating this post. I lost my friend and comrade this morning. After what should have been a routine operation, there were complications, meaning Ted started hemorrhaging blood. Sadly the surgeons could not stop the bleeding. I spoke with Ted on Thursday, wished him good luck and told him we will speak on Saturday. I'm devastated. Ted was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. A brilliant musician.  He was a big man with a big heart, and he has left us all with a big hole in our lives. My thoughts are with Laura, Casey, Heather and Claire, and everyone who's lives were touched by the big man. RIP Ted from myself, Marcel, Davy, and all those musicians who had the pleasure of playing with one of the finest drummers of all time."

 

Tributes to the great man have since flooded the internet with fond memories shared by many who had performed with him over the years, seen him perform, or met him in person after a show.

 

Michael Schenker wrote on Facebook ... "We are totally heartbroken to hear about Ted McKenna, our amazing drummer and dearest friend, passing away this morning. Its a massive shock and a huge loss to lose Ted so suddenly.  He always had a smile on his face and was one of the most sincerely genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. One of the great rock drummers, he always played from the heart and his heart was music.  Rest in peace, Ted. We will miss you."

 

Former MSG bass player Chris Glen wrote ...  "Awoke this morning to the terrible news that our beloved brother Ted has left us. Seemingly he passed away during complications with his operation for his hernia. My most heartfelt condolences to all his friends and family... Just can't believe it."

 

Ex-MARILLION frontman Fish wrote ... "I just heard the tragic news today that my dear friend Ted McKenna passed away this morning. A fabulous musician and one of the all-time greats who inspired so many rock drummers across generations he was a truly legendary stick man who graced so many kits behind so many world-famous bands. I had the enormous pleasure of not only working in the studio with him but also sharing stages in various incarnations over the years. He was a monster drummer with endless energies who played with so much soul and passion and drove songs with a power and grace like no other.

But it wasn't only his playing that made him such a legend. He was a beautiful man who could drift from the comic to the serious, abound with stories and anecdotes, a perpetual smile despite all the difficulties he encountered and suffered over the years with never a bad word to say about anyone. I loved his bear hugs and his enthusiasm for everything. Always positive and always there for you if you needed him. He was a man's man and I am honoured to have had him as a true friend.

My heart goes out to his family and his friends, of which he had so many and to all the people he touched with the music over his long years with us. He will be deeply missed and never replaced.

"Love you, Ted. RIP brother."

Robin McAuley wrote ... "I’m only now reading this terribly sad news about our very own Ted McKenna. A most wonderful and kind man and one of the greatest drummers in the business. I spent many hours chatting with Ted while on the tour bus or in the dressing room at whatever city we played. He told me so many stories about his time in SAAB and also with Rory Gallagher. Great stories great laughs. He told me about his teaching and his many students. He had his Son Casey at our last London show and how proud he was to have him there.


He had mentioned several times to me about finding the time to have this hernia surgery.. it bothered him he told me and was uncomfortable while playing sometimes. Now this devastating news from what is generally a routine surgery.  I absolutely loved sharing the stage with this lovely man! This incredibly solid experienced man! So much more than just a great drummer.  
This is very upsetting news indeed. I loved you Ted McKenna and will miss you dearly my friend and Brother.  Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all Ted’s family at this time.  Rest In Peace!  

We truly have lost someone very special! I just hope you laid down all your drum tracks before taking off Mister".

 

Tributes continue to flood in as the world mourns the loss of both a very talented musician, but an all round top bloke too.

 

Ted McKenna RIP - 10.03.1950 – 19.01.2019

 

 

Tygers of Pan Tang receive gold disc

Tygers Of Pan Tang has sold an impressive amount of 10.000 copies of their 2016 self titled come-back album. This weekend, gold discs were presented to the band by Mighty Music CEO Michael H. Andersen while visiting the band in their hometown Newcastle to discuss the album plans for the upcoming album.

 

Tygers Of Pan Tang will enter the studio with producer Fred Purser (previously a Tygers Of Pan Tang member himself) in April to record the upcoming album and again Soren Andersen/Medley Studios (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) will be handling the mixing duties.

 

The album is expected to be released in November and a first single in the late summer. In Spring-time the band will perform a handful of European shows, including the prestigious Rock Hard Festival 2019 in Germany and Nordic Noise Rock Festival in Denmark.

 

Robb Weirr "The dial goes to ten but the Tygers push it to eleven! Eleven new ferocious tracks waiting to be captured on tape in April! You're gonna love this one....".

 

Current line-up Tygers Of Pan Tang:


Robb Weir - guitars
Iacopo Meille - vocals
Michael McCrystal - guitars
Gav GrayGrey - bass
Craig Ellis - drums & percussion

Photo L-R:
Gav Gray (bass), Micky Crystal (guitars), Tom Noble(manager), Michael H. Andersen (CEO/Mighty Music), Craig Ellis (drums) & Robb Weir (guitarts and founding member). Newcastle, UK, January 2019.

 

Check out the video to the band's biggest hit in recent times "Only The Brave" which has now been streamed and viewed over 2 million times (850.000 plays on Spotify alone): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBHIw_Ptf7g

 

Statement release new album, "Force Of Life", March 1st via Mighty Music.

Statement DK, one of the most hard-working bands in Denmark, release their third opus, "Force Of Life", on March 1st on Mighty Music. The record was produced and mixed by Soren Andersen (Mike Tramp Official, Glenn Hughes) and features 10 songs of melodic rock/metal for fans of Disturbed, Metallica & Pretty Maids. Artwork was done by Jobert Mello/Sledge Hammer (Sabaton, Primal Fear).

 

The Copenhagen based hard rock band Statement is a living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in an ailing music industry. The backbone of their work? Old school Hard Rock songs with a new twist.

 

Statement recently returned home after a European tour with British metal legends Diamond Head. “This tour was the first real tour for us and we met new friends and had a good spirit between all four bands. Diamond Head (UK) was the Headliner act, and Gin Annie (UK) Statement (DK) and Blinding Sparks (F) were the three support bands the tour. We have been playing a lot of shows in these last 5 years but never so many in a row, but we are sure that this tour was just the beginning and one out of many more. Tour life is focus on only one thing, and that’s your performance and that is what we are there for”, says Niels Alex Larsen (lead guitars, vocals).

 

The first two albums were recorded and mixed by Tue Madsen/ Antfarm Studios (Sick Of It All, Moonspell etc.) The new album “Force Of Life” has been produced and recorded by Soren Andersen at Medley Studio (Glenn Hughes/Mike Tramp/Artillery). “Force of Life” was recorded in Medley Studio in two sessions. The first session was tough and a “feel kinda thing” to see if we should continue the new work with Soren Andersen behind the desk. We quickly found out that our minds melted into one, and it totally changed the sound of Statement to something we never expected”, adds vocalist Jannick Brochdorf.

 

Niels Alex concludes: “On the Diamond Head tour we found ourselves some very good friends in Gin Annie from the UK. They have an album recorded and are doing a release tour in the UK and Statement is invited to play all the shows together with them. We are looking forward to play in UK – it’ll be the first time for us! We’ll be playing 10 shows and we are looking forward to meeting the British audience”.

 

Pre-order the LP and CD here www.targetshop.dk

 

Frontiers Music Srl welcome Seven Spires to their label

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of American metal quartet Seven Spires for a multi-album deal.

 

Seven Spires is an American metal band from Boston, specialising in melancholic tales and tenebrous grandeur. Part bittersweet melodic metal anthems, part apocalyptic melodic death and black metal, and part romantic classical poets, they are storytellers who draw from across the traditional spectrum of metal and beyond to weave tragedies of demons, death, love, and the peculiarities of the human condition.

 

Following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign and the release of their debut album “Solveig", Seven Spires performed live extensively in the U.S., Canada, and at festivals such as MetalDays, 70000tons of Metal, and ProgPower USA. They are in the final production stages of their second full length record, which will once again be mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Kamelot, Epica, etc), and will be released later in 2019.

 

Singer Adrienne Cowan says, “We've been searching for a label partner who not only believed honestly in our vision, but could also support us in the ways that we needed. Frontiers is exactly that, and we are thrilled to be on board with them! They have been nothing but helpful and respectful regarding our moves for our next album, and you can expect a release that is highly emotional, dark, and theatrical. The future is shining emerald green, and we elatedly anticipate the next chapter in our voyage. Lastly, we extend our endless thanks to our Seventh Brigade and everyone who has supported us in our endeavours since our creation in '13. We could not have made it here without you.”

 

In related news, Adrienne was recently chosen by Sascha Paeth to front his new band, Sascha Paeth's Masters Of Ceremony and she was handpicked by none other than Tobias Sammet to perform with Avantasia on their upcoming tour, which starts this March.

 

The band also kicks off a U.S. tour next week. See all dates below.

 

Seven Spires continue the Frontiers' tradition of identifying and signing the most promising talents to ensure that the future of hard rock and metal music is in good hands. #NewBreed #RockAintDead

 

www.sevenspiresband.com
www.facebook.com/sevenspiresband/
https://twitter.com/SevenSpiresBand/
https://www.instagram.com/sevenspiresband/

 

SEVEN SPIRES

 

Adrienne Cowan - Vocals + Orchestrations
Jack Kosto - Guitar
Peter Albert de Reyna - Bass
Chris Dovas - Drums

 

17th Jan Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
18th Jan The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
20th Jan Substation – Seattle, WA
21st Jan Old Nicks – Eugene, OR
22nd Jan Shea’s Tavern – Reno, NV
24th Jan Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
27th Jan Bancroft – San Diego, CA
28th Jan The Rogue Bar – Scottsdale, AZ
29th Jan The Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
30th Jan The Deadhorse – San Angelo, TX
31st Jan Acadia – Houston, TX
1st Feb Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX
2nd Feb Doublewide – Dallas, TX

 

MERIDIAN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "MARGIN OF ERROR" TO BE RELEASED ON MARCH 22ND 2019

Denmarks melodic heavy metal band MERIDIAN are releasing their third album “Margin Of Error” as the follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Breaking The Surface” from 2016. It's the bands third album, but it contains a couple of firsts. It's the first full album made with guitarist and producer Marco Angioni, and it's the first album written and recorded with a stable line-up, all sharing the same musical vision.

 

Work on the album began in 2017 where various writing sessions resulted in the basic foundation for eight new tracks. The band went straight into Death Island Studio to try out, and test drive the new working relationship with Marco at the helm. Four songs where recorded and released as the digital EP “The Fate Of Atlantis” in March 2018. In early 2018 Martin and Marco took some time off to write and record a new album with former ACCEPT singer REƎCE. The album “Resilient Heart” is a big success and showcase, apart from Reece as the great singer he is, also Martin and Marco as the talented songwriters and performers they are. In the summer of 2018 the band finished off the songwriting and headed back into the studio to record the remaining seven songs for the album.

 

Musically the songs varies from melodic rock like the first single “Second Best”, over hard hitting metal anthems and slowpaced heavy monsters to the all out thrashy “Disconnect”, which contains guest appearance from Steve Smyth (One Machine - official, Nevermore, Testament etc.) on lead guitar. It's a varied musical landscape, but all 11 tracks are well crafted songs with strong vocal melodies and memorable choruses you can sing along to.

 

Lyrically the songs deals with important topics like war (Off To War), death (Circle The Drain), global warming (The Fate Of Atlantis), over personal topics like mental illness (Fragments Of A Life) and fighting inner demons (The Devil Inside Us All), to dealing with modern day life where everybody is constantly online (Disconnect). “Margin Of Error” is the new album from Meridian. It's the most coherent and well crafted collection of songs from a band that's better than ever. Meridian is heading out on the road in 2019 to support the album.

 

“Margin Of Error” is recorded at Death Island Studio.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Marco Angioni.
Cover artwork by Photos by Lena Angioni.

 

“Margin Of Error” will be released on LP, CD & digital.


Pre-order the album already now:

CD: https://goo.gl/9Auvqb
LP: https://goo.gl/aMvfZB

 

Line-up:
Lars Märker –vocals
Martin J. Andersen –guitars
Marco Angioni –guitars
Peter Bruun –bass
Klaus Agerbo –drums

 

Live 2019:
22/3 - Huset, Esbjerg
23/3 - High Voltage, KBH
17/5 - TBA
18/5 - Kansas City, Odense

 

Web
www.meridianband.dk
www.facebook.com/meridian.metal
www.mightymusic.dk/albums/meridian

 

Mike Tramp Strays From The Flock

"Stray From The Flock" is the new studio album from Mike Tramp. Released on the 1st of March on CD, double gatefold LP on black 140G vinyl, LTD double gatefold LP on orange colour LP 180G (500 copies only) digital and cassette.

 

All formats can be pre-ordered at the official Trampshop www.targetshop.dk/miketramp - and all orders placed before 1st of February will be personally signed by Mike Tramp.

 

With 100+ shows planned in 2019 to support the new album - starting off in the US in February and March with 22 shows - and a first single, titled "Dead End Ride", ready to drop on January the 25th (together with a top-notch video), this will be another great year for Mike Tramp.

 

Stadium concerts. Number one top charts with solo releases. History of rock'n'roll written all over him. Mike Tramp has had it all. Right now, however, after spending the last two decades studiously carving out a solid solo career for himself, Mike Tramp is happy being Mike Tramp. “Many years ago I realized that going back to basics, demanding nothing and being surprised if there was a tray of sandwiches in the dressing room was the way forward,” he smiles.

 

"Stray From The Flock" is the latest in a stellar collection of records written and released by Tramp since 1997. From the excellence of his solo debut "Capricorn" till the No. 1 charts catapulted "Maybe Tomorrow", the Danish singer has been on a distinctive, solo journey that have seen him reinventing himself and reach a consistency in look, feel and a sound that although centres on some of the finest, acoustic based yet hauntingly melodic songs you’ll ever hear also – refreshingly so - make the odd diversion into previously unexplored territory.

 

Recorded at Ark Studio in Denmark and mixed in Sweden by Peter Masson, "Stray From The Flock”, essentially takes the 2013 release “Cobblestone Street” template one step further. It’s also an album that pretty much wrote itself. “I picked up the guitar and the songs just started flying out of me. I thought ‘fuck! There’s an album that wants to come out of here!’”, Tramp laughs. Mike will, of course, be touring in support of “Stray From The Flock”, but as with his previous solo excursions, there won’t be any explosions, moving drum risers or confetti bombs on stage. There will just be a guy standing in the middle being the real deal. That guy is Mike Tramp.

 

USA TOUR - February & March - 2019


2/14: Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood, CA
2/15: TBA - Las Vegas, NV
2/16: TBA - Salt Lake City, UT
2/17: The Venue - Denver, CO
2/20 TBA - Texas
2/21: Bonny Blair's - Brandon, MS
2/23: Five O'Clock Club - Sarasota, FL w/ John Corabi
2/24: Monsters Of Rock Cruise - Miami, FL
2/25: Monsters Of Rock Cruise - Miami, FL
2/26: Monsters Of Rock Cruise - Miami, FL
2/27: Monsters Of Rock Cruise - Miami, FL
2/28: Monsters Of Rock Cruise - Miami, FL
3/2: Mike’s Lounge - Melbourne, FL
3/4: 37 Main - Buford, GA w/ John Corabi
3/5: The Square Room - Knoxville, TN
3/7: Hot Spot - High Ridge, MO
3/8: The Rockhaus- West Dundee, IL
3/9: The Firehouse - Richmond, IN w/ John Corabi
3/10: The Machine Shop - Flint, MI
3/12: Coda - Cleveland, OH
3/13: Three Flags Ballroom, Warren, PA
3/14: Hopewell Theatre - Hopewell, NJ w/ John Corabi
3/15: River Rock Tavern -Derby, CT w/ John Corabi
3/16: The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY w/ John Corabi
3/17: Debonair Music Hall - Teaneck, NJ w/ John Corabi
3/19: The Vault - New Bedford, MA
3/20: Sharkey’s - Liverpool, NY
3/21: CH Stage & Grill - Pittsburgh, PA w/ John Corabi
3/23: Penn’s Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA w/KIX

 

Mike Tramp Official / Mike Tramp Danmark

 

The Treatment have announced the "Power Crazy Tour"

The Treatment have announced the "Power Crazy Tour", a UK headlining run scheduled for May-June 2019.

 

The Treatment returned in late 2018 with a brand-new singer Tom Rampton, a single ‘Lets Get Dirty’, and a sold out September co-headline tour with Airrace. See the video for ‘Let’s Get Dirty” here: https://youtu.be/-7v88lCz-SI

 

The band have now finished their forthcoming new studio album, out this spring via Frontiers Music Srl, and announced a full UK tour in May/June. This tour will follow four extra dates with Airrace in March.

 

The hard-hitting five-piece based out of Cambridge, invoke the good-time swagger of band’s like AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, The Cult, and Guns N’ Roses. Formed in 2008, the band released its debut LP, "This Might Hurt" in 2011. Since then the band have released two long players "Running With The Dogs" (2014) and "Generation Me" (2016). The Treatment are renowned for their high energy live shows and have toured with the likes of Alice Cooper, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, KISS, Motley Crue, and Slash as well as gracing the stages at Download Festival and Hellfest Open Air Festival.

 

2019 UK tour dates:

 

Co-headline with Airrace
Thurs 21st March 2019 - 02 Academy, Oxford
Fri 22nd March 2019- The Iron Road, Pershore
Sat 23rd March 2019 - Queens Hall, Nuneaton
Sun 24th March 2019 - The Waterloo, Blackpool

 

“Power Crazy Tour” with special guests Bigfoot
Wed 22nd May 2019 - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thurs 23rd May 2019 - Hanger 18, Swansea
Fri 24th May 2019 - The Underworld, London
Sat 25th May 2019 - The Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 27th May 2019 - The Portland, Cambridge
Wed 29th May 2019 - Corporation, Sheffield
Thurs 30th May 2019 - Rebellion, Manchester
Fri 31st May 2019 - Stereo, Glasgow
Sat 1st June 2019 - The Brickyard, Carlisle
Sun 2nd June 2019 - The Cluny, Newcastle

 

THE TREATMENT ARE:
TOM RAMPTON – VOCALS
DHANI MANSWORTH – DRUMS
TAGORE GREY – GUITAR
TAO GREY – GUITAR
RICK NEWMAN – BASS

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheTreatmentOfficial
https://twitter.com/TheTreatmentUK

 

Farewell from The Poodles

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, dear Friends, Brothers, and Sisters!

We want to take the opportunity to announce the end of The Poodles journey together as a band, and what an amazing experience it has been!


Over the last 12 years we have travelled the roads together, created beautiful music, faught, laughed, loved, and dreamed!


Alas, every ship must find a port e no matter how great the journey!


We have cherished every moment and every encounter along the way. We want to thank the many people who helped and collaborated with us, some only briefly, others for longer periods of time; all in the service of rock! You know who you are!


Also a very special THANK YOU to our fantastic fans and audiences for following us on the road, appreciating our music and for supporting us in every way! Without you, nothing of this would have been possible, we wish you all the very best!!!


Now, the future is yet to be written and we hope to see you soon, somehow, somewhere!

 

Salute and Farewell for now!”

 

Korpiklaani tour news & beer details!

For our forthcoming »Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019« with TURISAS and TROLLFEST, we will release a special limited tour edition, which will include a bonus CD titled »Beer Beer«, This will only be available in this physical package. It includes 14 versions of 'Beer Beer', graced by the likes of Christopher Bowes (ALESTORM), Steve "Zetro" Souza (EXODUS), Andreas "Gerre" Geremia (TANKARD), Jesper Anastasiadis (TURISAS), TROLLFEST, HEIDEVOLK and many more of our friends. A first taster (pun intended) will be revealed very soon.

 

You can pre-order here:  http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkijaTE

 

Comments Jonne, "Whilst being in the studio, we thought what better way to promote our own beer than by making a newer version of 'Beer Beer'! As beer is international, we decided to ask our friends to sing in their own language and we also had the idea of trying to make as many language versions as possible. Now we can present you with the first 14, which we are extremely happy and grateful for these versions. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do."

 

»Kulkija [Tour Edition]« - Track Listing:

 

01. Neito
02. Korpikuusen kyynel
03. Aallon alla
04. Harmaja
05. Kotikonnut
06. Korppikalliota
07. Kallon malja
08. Sillanrakentaja
09. Henkselipoika
10. Pellervoinen
11. Riemu
12. Kuin korpi nukkuva
13. Juomamaa
14. Tuttu on tie

 

»Beer Beer« CD


01. Kaljaa (feat. Vesku | KLAMYDIA)
02. Bier Bier (feat. Gerre | TANKARD)
03. Bíra Bíra (feat. FLERET)
04. Øl Øl (feat. TROLLFEST)
05. Shai Shai (feat. NYTT LAND)
06. Birra Birra (feat. Emilio | SKILTRON)
07. Пиво Пиво (feat. TROLL BENDS FIR)
08. Pivo Pivo (feat. Meri | IRIJ)
09. Μπύρα Μπύρα (feat. Jesper | TURISAS)
10. Pivo Pivo (feat. Milan from ACHSAR)
11. Beer Kill Kill (feat. Zetro | EXODUS)
12. Beer Beer (feat. Chris | ALESTORM)
13. Mellanöl (feat. Viking Danielson | SVARTA LJUSET)
14. Beer Beer (feat. HEIDEVOLK)

 

w/ PROFANE OMEN


25.01. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi (w/ TROLLFEST, WALTARI)
26.01. FIN Tampere - Klubi (w/ TROLLFEST)
31.01. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
01.02. FIN Lahti - Finlandia-klubi
02.02. FIN Turku - Apollo
07.02. FIN Kuopio - Henry’s Pub
08.02. FIN Oulu - Hevimesta
09.02. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo

 

»Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019«


w/ TURISAS, TROLLFEST


21.02. LUX Esch an der Alzette - Kulturfabrik
22.02. D Wacken - Wacken Winter Nights
23.02. NL Tilburg - 013
24.02. B Antwerp - Trix Muziekcentrum
25.02. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall
26.02. F Lille - Le Splendid
27.02. F Paris - La Cigale
28.02. F Mérignac – Krakatoa
01.03. E Bilbao - Santana 27
02.03. P Porto - Hard Club
03.03. P Lisbon - Lisboa ao Vivo
05.03. E Málaga - Paris 15
06.03. E Murcia - Garaje Beat Club
07.03. E Zaragoza - Centro Cívico Delicias
08.03. F Marseille - Espace Julien
09.03. CH Pratteln - Z7
10.03. F Bourg-en-Bresse - La Tannerie
11.03. I Trezzo sull'Adda (MI) - Live Club
12.03. HR Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture
13.03. H Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club
14.03. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
15.03. PL Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
16.03. PL Warsaw - Progresja
17.03. PL Gdansk - B90
19.03. D Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
20.03. PL Wroclaw - Centrum Koncertowe A2
21.03. D Jena - F-Haus
22.03. D Munich - TonHalle
23.03. D Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
24.03. D Cologne - Essigfabrik

 

31.05. - 02.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
03. - 06.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
21. - 27.07. SLO Tolmin - MetalDays
02.08. RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
03.08. FIN Tampere - SaariHelvetti *NEW*

Now you can hope for Pyynikin Brewing Company n, korpi beer for your k shop on the internet form:

https://www.k-ruoka.fi/artikkelit/k-kaupassa/ehdotuksestasi-k-kaupan-hyllylle

 

Kansas announce new keyboardist

KANSAS is excited to announce keyboardist Tom Brislin as the newest member of the band. Brislin is replacing departing keyboardist David Manion.



An internationally acclaimed musician, Brislin has performed and toured with a variety of artists, including Yes (appearing on Symphonic Live), Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Camel, Renaissance, Dennis DeYoung formerly of Styx, and many others. For years he fronted the band Spiraling and produced his debut solo album Hurry Up and Smell the Roses.



Most recently, Tom co-founded the progressive rock group The Sea Within. Along with guitarist Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings, bassist Jonas Reingold of the Steve Hackett band, and drum star Marco Minnemann, they released their first album in 2018 on Sony/Inside Out Music, joining KANSAS on the label’s roster. Tom has also formed Gold Rotation, a collective of diverse musicians and songwriters who premiered with a performance at Progstock Festival in 2018.



KANSAS original member and drummer, Phil Ehart comments, “We are extremely excited for Tom Brislin to be the newest member of KANSAS. His background speaks for itself, and we are looking forward to working with him. We cannot wait to get started, and think KANSAS fans will really enjoy what Tom brings to the band.”



Brislin adds, “It’s an honor to be asked to join a such legendary band as KANSAS. Their music has been in the soundtrack to so many of our lives, and their repertoire has enduring depth, beauty, and power. I’m thrilled to perform the classics and I’m equally excited to be a part of the new music that KANSAS creates.”



Brislin’s first performances with KANSAS will be aboard the Rock Legends Cruise in February, followed by March 1 in Baltimore, MD at the Modell Lyric where the band will be resuming the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour. A list of announced 2019 KANSAS Tour Dates can be found at KansasBand.com.

InsideOutMusic sign SOTO

SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hardrock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), are pleased to announce the signing of a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic.

 

Jeff Scott Soto checked in with the following comment about the signing:“I am proud to have SOTO working with the great InsideOutMusic & their partners at Century Media Records and Sony Music. Having seen what we did together with Sons Of Apollo, I am thrilled to see what we’ll do to further my own vanity band SOTO into the future. It‘s a very exciting time in our lives and career!”.

 

SOTO started in 2015 derived from the idea of Jeff Scott Soto wanting to return to his heavier roots. So far they released 2 albums, “Inside The Vertigo“ (2015) and “DIVAK“ (2016), taking a short break while Jeff embarked on the supergroup Sons Of Apollo, alongside Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan and Bumblefoot.

 

Now SOTO are returning under the same umbrella as Sons Of Apollo, signing with InsideOutMusic. A new album is currently being worked on and its material will continue to expand and move the band towards new heights whilst following up with their brand of Power Rock.

 

SOTO – Live 2019:

17.02.2019 San Juan (Puerto Rico) – Handlebar
21.02.2019 Tampa (USA) – The Orpheum
24.-28.02.2019 Monsters Of Rock Cruise / https://monstersofrockcruise.com/

 

Battle Beast - album cover and release date revealed

"No More Hollywood Endings" to drop March 22.

 

Friends around the world! Today we are are happy to share with you the first details regarding our upcoming album. "No More Hollywood Endings", the fifth album by Battle Beast will arrive on March 22, 2019 thru Nuclear Blast Records. As with our previous album, the cover art was again created by Jan "Örkki" Yrlund.

 

"The heavy songs are heavier, pop-delights brighter, rock vibes stronger, and sounds richer than before. The emotional scale is wider, and everything is bigger. Stay tuned for 2019!" comments keyboardist and album producer Janne Björkroth on the upcoming opus.

 

More album info and the first musical tasters coming up shortly. In the mean time... GET YOUR BEAST MODE ON!

 

FRONTIERS ROCK UK FESTIVAL at O2 INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM on 2nd FEBRUARY 2019

GET YOUR TICKET: bit.ly/2Q7clEQ

Event page: bit.ly/2FBBW4w

 

Following successful label festivals in Milan, Los Angeles, and Stockholm, Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce FRONTIERS ROCK UK, a new event presented by Frontiers and The Academy Group which will be held at the O2 Institute Birmingham on 2nd February 2019.

 

FRONTIERS ROCK UK features some of the hottest acts signed to the label, with six bands comprising a spectacular bill of UK based talent: Inglorious, Wayward Sons, Vega, Bigfoot, Doomsday Outlaw and City of Thieves!

 

New video from Thunder

Please Remain Seated Pre-orders & Streaming https://thunderband.lnk.to/PRSPR

 

Taken from the "Please Remain Seated" Album, released Jan 18th 2019.

 

In anticipation of our 30th anniversary we’ve revisited and reinterpreted a selection of our finest songs in a way you’ve never heard them before. 

 

HMV Instores - January 18th to 24th 2019 Apply here https://thunderband.lnk.to/PRShmv 

 

Touring - UK & Europe - February 2019 onwards Buy tickets & VIP packages here http://thunderonline.com/  

 

Handy Thunder Links: www.thunderonline.com  www.facebook.com/thunderonline   www.twitter.com/thundertowers  www.instagram.com/thunderonline   www.bmg.com