MOROSE is a heavy metal band from Bollnäs, Sweden, formed in
1991. The debut album “Leaving the Past Behind” was released
by Black Mark Production in November 1993. That album was
followed by the “Sender of Thoughts” album, released in 1995.
They toured Europe together with Cemetary, Memento Mori and
Morgana Lefay that same year. In November 1996 the mini album
“Paradigma” was released which was co-produced by Mike Wead
(King Diamond). This was to be the last album with Kristian Andrén
on vocals. The new singer, Urban Breed debuted on the 1997 release
“A Mended Rhyme” which was to be the last release on Black
year 2000 saw the dawn of a re-formed line-up, now with twin
guitars instead of the earlier guitar and keyboard setup, a new
record deal, now with Century Media and a brand new album
“Undead”. The band played at the Wacken Open Air
Festival in Germany just to mention one. In 2002 the
“Matters of the Dark” album was released and saw the band
touring over Europe together with NWOBHM legends Demon as well as
playing their first show in USA at the Milwaukee Metal Fest. 2003
TAD MOROSE headlined one of the stages on the Sweden Rock
Festivals in front of a huge crowd. Later the same year saw the
release of “Modus Vivendi” and the band returned to USA to
play the Prog Power Festival in Atlanta. They also did a show at
BB King´s Bar and Grill in New York together with the German band
Edguy, with whom they earlier had toured Scandinavia with.
“Modus Vivendi” was to be the last one with Urban Breed and
the last release on Century Media. The band parted ways with
singer Urban Breed due to that it had come to the point where it
no longer was possible to work together. They found a new singer
in Joe Comeau (ex, Annihilator, ex Overkill, ex Lige Lord) But due
to that he was based in USA it was hard for the band to get things
going and they got dropped by Century Media.
long period of pure nothing followed and they parted ways with Joe
and found a new singer in Ronny Hemlin (ex Steel Attack) The work
on the next album continued and finally, in 2013 they signed with
Despotz Records and released the long awaited album “Revenant”
which got a very warm welcome by both fans and media. During this
long period of time the band had gone through a lot of line-up
changes leaving only founder Christer “Krunt” Andersson
(guitars) as the only remaining original member and Peter Morén
(Drums) who had joined the band back in 1994. The new line-up was
completed with bassist Tommi Karppanen (ex Morgana Lefay) and
guitarist Kenneth Jonsson (ex Torch).
band has now completed the recording of their 8th full length
album. The album is titled St Demonius and it contains of twelve
brand new typical TAD MOROSE songs. More straight forward, more
un-necessary complicated, slower, faster, more melodic and heavier
in other words!
Demonius will be released by Despotz Records in late August 2015
and soon after that TAD MOROSE will head out on a headline tour in
Two 'O's' unite to release 'Ozone" on Escape Music
Music is pleased to announce the release date for the much
anticipated OZONE debut album, titled Self Defence.
Date: 25th September 2015
two 'O's' have joined forces on a collaboration that has been
whispered for years now and the rumours have all been true as this
great union is about to be unleashed on the world. This is just
beyond a dream, even the thought that two of the finest melodic
rock vocalists in the UK would come together and record an album.
We all know the work of Mike Slamer (City Boy, Streets, and
Seventh Key) and his amazing production expertise, well here he
outshines all of his previous work with a razor sharp explosion of
talent. Mike has a knack of making great music sound even better
and this is all the evidence we need. Check out songs like 'Smile
before you lie' and 'Practice what you preach' for superb examples
of melodic hard rock. On top of it all you get some great backing
vocals from Kansas members Ronnie Platt and Billy Greer just like
icing on the cake!
This album is dedicated to Christian Wolf R.I.P.
List: 1-Tiger By The Tail 3:38 / 2- Let The Good Will Out 4:11 /
3- So Blind 5:31 / 4-Destiny 3:50 / 5- Shadow On The Sun
3:32 / 6- Save My Soul 5:02 / 7- Evolve 4:27 / 8- Self
Defence 3:42 / 9- Smile Before You Lie 4:21 / 10- Lifetime
4:05 / 11- Practice What You Preach 4:06 / 12- Visionary Man
Ousey - Lead Vocals and backing vocals.
Ousey has had an excellent singing career that goes way back to
the times of 'Monroe', 'Virginia Wolf', the fantastic 'Heartland'
an outstanding solo recording and more recently 'Snakecharmer'. He
is nicknamed 'The man with the golden tonsils' and that is a fine
accolade indeed for he has earned it. His effortless vocal range
has gained him a top spot in the world of classic UK hard rock.
Overland - Vocals and backing vocals.
Overland is a legend in his own lifetime. Is there anyone out
there who is not familiar with his name? He has a history that
goes way back into the late seventies, his first major recording
was with the band 'Wildlife' in 1980. After the demise of
'Wildlife' Steve went on to form the cult British melodic rock
band 'FM', a band that released many great albums throughout the
eighties and nineties and right up to 2015. Their popularity has
always been at the forefront of British Hard Rock. Steve has also
fronted many great bands in recent years, such as 'The Ladder', 'Shadowman'
and of course he has recorded three fine solo albums.
Mike Slamer - Guitars / B3 Organ / Keys / Bass
Ronnie Platt - Backing vocals
Billy Greer - Backing vocals
Kerry Denton - Drums
The Late and sadly missed our dear friend Christian Wolff -
Guitars and Keys on 'Evolve'
Erik Sabo - B3 organ
All songs written by Chris Ousey, Steve Overland, Mike Slamer.
Recorded and Mixed at Shattered Studios Valencia CA except for
Steve Overland vocals recorded at Tremolo Recording Studio in
Produced and mixed by Mike Slamer
Mastered by Mike Lind at Masterplant
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
& So are back with album number three, this album recorded
more towards Melodic Rock with bigger hooks and massive choruses!!
Release Date: 21st August 2015
Track list: I Need More / When The Night Falls / Headlong / Now N'
Everyday / I Can See It In Your Eyes / Shine Out / Living For
Today / The Girl With Guilty Eyes / You Don't Mind (Devil In
Disguise) / Goodbye
Founded in 1997, Stala & So. is known for melodic rock tunes
and a positive attitude. The band has had the freedom to
follow their own direction with their music and live performances
while entertaining audiences and gathering lots of fans from all
over the world along the way. The 70's and 80's glam rock bands,
such as Sweet, T-Rex and Ziggy Stardust -era David Bowie, have had
a strong influence on the band's image. Stala & So. is making
music professionally and also having fun with it. The late Finnish
comedian, Spede Pasanen, said: "The main thing is to have
FUN!". This has been, and continues to be, the guideline for
the band as well.
In the beginning of 2011 the band became familiar to the Finnish
tv-viewing people by taking part in the Finnish Eurovision Song
Contest. They made their way to the national finals. There is also
one ESC 2006 winner in the band's line up. After the Eurovision
show it was time for the Finnish release of their self-written,
-recorded and -produced debut album "It Is So."
On October 24th the Japanese record company, King Records,
released the It Is So. album in Japan and South-East Asia. The
German-based music company, Music Buy Mail, released the album in
Europe and South America on September. In the fall of 2011 the
band recorded five new songs and those were released as an EP,
titled "Gimme Five".
In 2013 Stala and so. Signed with Escape Music and released the CD
'Play Another Round' which is exciting catchy, vibrant music that
fits in well with the modern rock scene today. There is no doubt
that this Finnish band excel in bouncy hard melodic rock with
unforgettable chorus lines. Their new CD for 2015 is simply
self-titled and it extends their music to another level, this new
album recorded more towards the melodic hard rock with bigger
hooks and massive choruses are remained etched in your mind after
just one play.
Stala and So. are like a breath of fresh air that put a whole new
perspective on today's ever changing rock music scene.
Stala ' Lead Vocals (Kita - ex Lordi, Finland)
Nick Gore ' Bass, vocals
Sami J. ' Lead Guitars, Vocals
Pete Vaughn ' Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rudy Fabritius ' Drums, Percussion
featuring the legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE
MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY) embarking on a Eurpean tour 'Live In
The Vertigo' beginning middle of September, in support of the new
album 'Inside The Vertigo'. SOTO will be performing selections
from JSS classic past. More details on the tour, special guest,
support band, will be made available soon.
SOTO 'Live In The Vertigo' tour dates:
Sala Boveda, Barcelona, Spain
17.9. Sala Lemon, Madrid, Spain
18.9. t.b.a., Seville, Spain
19.9. Festival, Alicante, Spain
20.9. Centro Civico Delicias, Zaragoza, Spain
24.9. Garage Deluxe, Munich, Germany
25.9. Hall of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland
26.9. Rock In Park/Legend Club, Milan, Italy
dates to be announced soon.
Scott Soto is one of today’s premier rock frontmen and vocalists
and a union of hotshot young musicians: Jorge Salan (lead guitar),
BJ (keyboards, guitars), David Z (bass) and Edu Cominato (drums),
bring you a slamming blend of melody and muscle in some of the
freshest power metal to surface in years present. Together they
recently released a music video for the track “Break”,
featured on the new album, Inside The Vertigo. The video, directed
by Thiago Kiss, can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ivgSA4V6gf0
we ready for some Bass-player-tastic news Maniacz?
we please give a very warm welcome to our new four string slayer
who will be putting the glam groove into the new Tailz
line-up....... all the way from Nottingham.... here he is... at
says: "Couldn't be happier to have been asked, hell, even
considered, to join such a great band! Looking forward to
sharing a stage with my new band-mates, and playing for all the
Tailz fans! I know I have some big shoes to fill, but i'll try
and do you all proud. The new line up sounds absolutely
See you in July Maniacz!!"
from Jay: ''As soon as we rehearsed with Berty we immediately
knew he was the right guy for the job, he's such a solid player,
great to work with, and ticks all the boxes of exactly what we
need in Tigertailz going forward. He's played with New
Generation Superstars and Drugdealer Cheerleader in Europe/UK,
so we knew where his high standard of playing was at.
So at last we now have a fully functioning, stable, UK based
band, and cannot wait for the July shows to show how fantastic
it's all sounding right now! See you there Maniacz!!''
band recently announced previous bassist Rob Wylde (Teenage
Casket Company) was to switch roles into the new vocalist.
30 2015 - Melbourne Florida "80's in the Park"
September 4 2015 - Las Vegas Vamp'd
September 5 2015 - Hollywood The Whiskey Sunset Strip!!!
November 6/7 2015 - Farm Rock Atlanta!!
October 1-5 2016 - Monsters of Rock Cruise West!!!
self-titled CHAOS MAGIC debut album will be released July 3rd in
Europe and July 10th in N. America! Who is psyched for this one?
Fans of Within Temptation, Amaranthe, Nightwish and the like will
eat this up.
Magic features the one and only Timo Tolki (Timo Tolki's Avalon,
Stratovarius) paired with the amazing Chilean vocalist Caterina
Nix. Check out their first music video, "I'm Alive"
up your grandmothers! . . . When rock’s former biggest rebel
loses everything, he’s forced to call in favors from all the
rock star royalty whom he’d burned his entire career.
a trashed comeback tour, creditors on his ass, no record deal, a
health issue he doesn’t even know how to spell, and nothing
but a few bucks from the sale of his last guitar, Mike Mays is
destitute for the first time in his rock star life. He’s
forced to crash his estranged, uptight daughter’s tidy world,
and when she kicks him out, to couch-surf halfway around the
world at a ragtag farmhouse in Tuscany called Groove
House—home to a pack of aging ex-rock stars, who aren’t
thrilled to see him.
Mike creates chaos at every turn, bulldozing everyone in his path.
His raunchy offstage antics snagged headlines back in the ’70s
and ’80s, but can the aging bad boy bluff his way out of his
worst bungle yet and actually stage a comeback?
Trade Cloth (hardcover with dust jacket)
to Groove House is available in hardcover and ebook
formats at booksellers around the world. or order it now
- JAPANESE EDITION WILL BE RELEASED ON AUG.26!!!
is releasing a Japanese "TOUR EDITION" edition of
"Tearing Down The Walls" on August 26, 2015.
the first disc features SHM-CD format. Furthermore, this edition
additionally includes a bonus CD with rare tracks, including
three ones from an EP "A Shot At Redemption," which
were exclusively distributed through the net. The three tracks
are included in CD format for the first time.
release Jim Gillette era recordings to coincide with 30 year
Anniversary. TUFF first formed in 1985 and has now officially
celebrate the 3 decade mark the band will issue a special
edition vinyl titled “Decadation” and “The Glam Years
1985-1989″ on CD digipak. Both releases are courtesy of
the band’s official imprint label RLS Records and already
available digitally at iTunes.
based in Phoenix Arizona the group moved to Los Angeles in the
fall of 1986. That
same year they released their official debut with “Knock
Yourself Out” via Tuff Muff Music Inc. That E.P. was a
cassette only release, and now those tunes among others are
available for the first time ever on CD.
was founded by bassist Todd Chaisson and Jorge DeSaint (guitar).
After a few early line up changes, Chaisson and DeSaint settled
in with Michael Raimondo on drums and Jimmy L’Mour as the
replaced the band’s first frontman Terry Fox who handled vocal
duties before exiting to pursue a career as a professional ice
skater with Ice Capades.
the spring of 1987 L’Mour himself left the band, reverted to
his real name Jim Gillette and released “Proud To Be Loud”
before forming Nitro with Michael Angelo.
then added Wisconsin native Stevie Rachelle to front the band.
Chaisson shortened his name to Chase and Raimondo became Lean
– the classic era of TUFF was officially born.
back, the Gillette era was roughly a year together. Jim along
with Todd, Jorge and Michael recorded 6 demos as TUFF and now a
full 29 years later those early tracks have been remasterd from
orignal tape and are included as part of “The Glam Years
1985-1989″ digipak CD.
release comes with a 12 page booklet that includes several rare
and never seen before photos (both line ups) and extensive liner
notes from Gillette, Chaisson and Rachelle.
Glam Years 1985-1989″ showcases all of the band’s
official recordings from the 80’s featuring both
Gillette and Rachelle. The
group recorded and mixed these tracks at several legendary Los
Angeles area studios including Sound City, Sunset Sound Factory
and Baby O’ Studios.
Dressed For Dancin’
Round ‘Em Up
Want Trouble – You Got It
Ain’t Worth A Dime
Good Guys Wear Black
Vinyl release “Decadation” will hit the streets in October
and highlights the 1988 and 1989 years with the classic line up
of Stevie Rachelle, Jorge DeSaint, Todd Chase and Michael Lean.
entire TUFF music catalog including their major label debut
“What Comes Around Goes Around” (Atlantic Records 1991) is
available on iTunes.
is still active in 2015 with both Rachelle and Chase on board. Look
for the band to play select festivals and events throughout the
3rd & 4th quarter of 2015 including, an appearance at the
“Cathouse Live” concert August 15th at Irvine Meadows in
will also perform at “Rock N’ Skull” in Pekin, Illinois on
Saturday October 17th 2015 and was recently announced to appear
on the Monsters of Rock Cruise ‘Monsterwood” in October
return with new album 'Scarred For Life'
was formed in 1992 by Matti Alfonzetti (vocals), George Bravo
(guitar, backing vocals), Stefan Bergstr'm (guitar, backing
vocals), Hakan Calmroth (bass) and H'kan Persson (drums, backing
group's self-titled debut was released in 1993 and received
overwhelmingly positive response from both media and audience.
The singles "Sick As A Dog" and "One By One"
were played frequently on the radio and their videos spun on
MTV's "Headbangers Ball". The same year, SKINTRADE was
honored with a Zeppelin award for "Best Hard Rock
Album" and was nominated for a Swedish Grammis (Grammy
equivalent) in the category of "Best Video'. The follow-up
CD, "Roach Powder", came out in 1995 with Thomas
Skogsberg as a producer (ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER). The videos for
the singles "Snap Goes Your Mind" and
"Flies" were played regularly on MTV.
1993 and 1995, SKINTRADE embarked on several tours of Europe and
played at some of Sweden's and Europe's biggest festivals such
as Sweden Rock, Hultsfred, Dala Rock, Dynamo Open Air (Holland)
and Rock Am Ring (Germany). SKINTRADE also supported the Danish
band D-A-D on their European tour in 1995. One of their last and
most memorable gigs took place in late 1995 with the Irish band
THERAPY? during a live radio show in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
SKINTRADE disbanded shortly thereafter.
idea for the SKINTRADE members to collaborate again came about
as they got more and more requests from fans asking them to make
new music. During the first rehearsal in May 2011, it became
obvious that the band's chemistry was very much intact.
the summer and autumn of 2011, SKINTRADE recorded four new songs
at Sound Trade Studios with their old friend and partner Ronny
Lahti, engineer and producer who previously worked with the band
on all the recordings in the '90s.SKINTRADE's
"best-of" album, "Past And Present", was
released in March 2012 via Universal Music. The CD includes
three new songs and 12 classics.
new album, 'Scarred For Life', will be released via AOR Heaven
on July 24th, 2015. Once again the CD was recorded and mixed by
Oscar Ammer. This time Skintrade also worked with producer Geo
Slam on the song 'Wide Awake' originally recorded by Katy Perry
and written by Max Martin.
set to release the follow up to acclaimed "Siren" album
new album entitled "The Elegance Machine" continues in
the same vein as its predecessor, combining powerful hard
edged rock with massive hooks.
Songs set for inclusion are : "The Suit (Skyscraper)",
"The Elegance Machine", "Don't Stay Lonely",
"Halo", "One Good Reason", "Prayer For
Apollo", "Send Us Salvation", "Pretender
Surrender", "She Walks In Silence" and
Elegance Machine" will be released through the AOR Heaven
label in August
can also catch the band live at their only date in the UK this
MAX will release the new album "Thunder, Storm and
Passion" via Steamhammer / SPV shortly. The release dates
+ Canada: September 4
album comes as a high class digipac and contains 12 re-recorded
classis on CD 1 and a bonus CD Live at Bang Your Head Festival
2014€¯. The complete tracklisting can be found below.
As a new member of the band we welcome Mr. Thomas
"Hutch" Bauer" on bass guitar!
all began in 1982 when the ´New Wave of Britsish Heavy
Metal´ stormed in from Great Britain all over Europe. This
was the starting point for the passionate and young German
band from Muenster. Heavy Metal music was the rule, and
sending the first demos ever to the recently founded company
´Roadrunner Records´ made them get one of their first
signings. Mad Max were in good company: Bands like Metallica,
King Diamond or Lee Aaron were signed to the nowadays very
highly acclaimed metal label as well.
deal ran over three albums, and suddenly the band started
touring intensively with bands as Pretty Maids, Yngwie
Malmsteen, Uriah Heep or Stryper and playing the legendary
„Dynamo Open Air Festival in Eindhoven. Then, in the
beginning of the new century, Mad Max signed to SPV and
played huge international festivals like Rocklahoma, Wacken,
Bang your Head or Rock of Ages, followed by two European
Tours as support for Axel Rudi Pell.
back to their roots and their very successful period from
1984-87 and they are now bringing out a best of Album:
1 (Re-Recorded Classics)
Fly Fly Away 04:33
Losing You 04:08
Thoughts Of A Dying Man 05:58
Never Say Never 03:16
Lonely Is The Hunter 05:40
Heroes Die Lonely 03:37
Burning The Stage 05:35
Wait For The Night 04:21
Night Of Passion 03:52
Hearts On Fire 03:45
2 (Bonus CD Live at Bang Your Head Festival 2014€¯)
Burning The Stage 05:23
Night Of Passion 03:53
Rolling Thunder 05:03
Wait For The Night 04:40
Lonely Is The Hunter 06:24
Never Say Never 03:52
Thoughts Of A Dying Man 06:19
Fox On The Run 06:25
Michael Voss (guit, vox), Axel Kruse (dr). Thomas 'Hutch'
Bauer (bass). Jurgen Breforth (guit).
Halloween would just not be the same without the king of
horror rock, the mighty Alice Cooper’s always highly-anticipated
All Hallow’s Eve trip to the UK returns for 2015.
previously celebrated his favourite holiday in style in
London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Alice Cooper show returns
to the UK for two special nights at Plymouth Pavilions (Oct
29) and Swindon Oasis (Oct 30) with blood, guts, gore and some
of the greatest rock and roll music in history.
an illustrious career as one of the most influential figures
in music, Alice is still picking up the plaudits. He
recently received the coveted and rarely awarded Legend prize
at the Kerrang! Awards and his radio show Nights With Alice
Cooper on Planet Rock won Best Radio Show. Fans include
everyone from the Sex Pistols to Lady Gaga.
is also appearing as the ‘Very Special Guest’ on Motley
Crue’s farewell “Final Tour” in Europe, having blazed a
trail with them across the USA and Australia/New Zealand
throughout 2014 and 2015. The UK shows are from Nov
2nd-6th culminating in London SSE Arena, Wembley, the 40th
anniversary of his legendary Welcome To My Nightmare tour
hitting the same venue.
then, join Alice Cooper in all his dark majesty for the ultimate
30 SWINDON OASIS
Cooper tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 26th June priced
at £37.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing
fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
WEEKLY OFFER FROM Z RECORDS THIS SUMMER
Records are commencing a special 8 weeks promotion campaign, where
every Thursday they'll focus on 1 of their releases and make it
SHAW TALOR ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUEST FEDERAL CHARM ON AUTUMN TOUR
British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw
Taylor is proud to announce that blues rock group Federal Charm will
be special guest on her autumn 2015 UK tour. To celebrate the news,
Classic Rock is offering a free download of Joanne’s new single
“Wicked Soul” via their official website
from this link - http://bit.ly/1J7cPyj
Federal Charm news follows the recent announcement that a second
concert at the Bromsgrove Artrix on Tuesday October 13 has been
added to Joanne’s autumn UK tour. Tickets for tour are
available from 0844 478 0898, or book online from The
officially announce new album "Disharmony"
full live video of new song from Hellfest 2015
Twitching Tongues recently flew across the Atlantic to perform
a string of dates across Europe with fellow SoCal hardcore act, Disgrace.
The tour included a June 19th performance at the tenth anniversary
edition of Hellfest in Clisson, France. The band's set list included
the title track from the band's forthcoming album,
"Disharmony", and an official live performance of that
song can be seen now on the Metal Blade Records youtube channel HERE.
Over e-mail from London, England, vocalist Colin Young
commented: "When your band's existence is pretty much solely
based on live videos from Dynamo fest in the 90's, playing something
like Hellfest is pretty fucking cool. Especially getting to play
"Disharmony" live for the 3rd or 4th time ever."
Twitching Tongues continues their tour of Europe tonight in
Belgium. The remaining dates are listed below.
"Disharmony" is scheduled for a fall release via Metal
Blade Records worldwide. New music and details will be released in
the coming weeks.
Tour w/ Disgrace
06/25 Mol, BE JH Tydeeh
06/26 Münster, DE Cafe Lorenz
06/27 Berlin, DE Cassiopeia
06/28 Dresden, DE Chemiefabrik
06/29 Wien, AT Das Bach
06/30 Salzburg, AT Rockhouse Bar
07/01 Stuttgart, DE Juha West
"The sludgy stomp riffs and unique vocal approach remind me of
bands like Life of Agony, Only Living Witness, and Carnivore… They
are analog and rough around the edges… Twitching Tongues are doing
something very genuine, absurdly heavy, and more importantly,
"belligerent metallic hardcore…Young's delivery is soulful
and full of character even recalling Acid Bath's Dax Riggs mixing
power with vulnerability." GhostCultMag.com