Legendary rockers FOREIGNER have been universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts with 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits that continue to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Now they're getting ready to embark on a brand new journey into the literary world with A Foreigner's Tale, the band's first-ever official biography that will be available in various formats, including a limited edition.

Produced in conjunction with Rocket 88 Books, it tells the story of FOREIGNER in the words of founder, guitarist and producer Mick Jones. It will only be sold via Foreignerbook.com where fans can register their interest in the book NOW and be sure of getting a copy when it is published in 2017. Registration is not a commitment to buy, but will ensure fans get the information on the book first, a pre-order discount and the chance to have their name printed in the book.

Sumptuously illustrated throughout, A Foreigner's Tale tells the story of how FOREIGNER became one of the world's most successful rock acts, and also traces Jones' personal and musical path to forming the band, from his childhood in England in the 1950s through to present day. He tells funny, revealing and intriguing stories, beginning with his remarkable early musical career with Nero and the Gladiators in London, and in France with Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday in the 1960s (including a tour with the Beatles). From there, he describes working with some great musicians (among them George Harrison and Jimmy Page) before joining Leslie West and then Spooky Tooth in New York ' where Foreigner first took shape. Rare, early, personal, candid, studio and live photographs illuminate this extraordinary story, along with FOREIGNER artwork, memorabilia and Jones' personal record and guitar collection.

Coinciding with the release of A Foreigner's Tale, FOREIGNER--Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums)'will head out on a world tour throughout 2017 in celebration of their 40 years as a recording, touring band. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including 'Juke Box Hero,' 'Cold as Ice,' 'Feels Like The First Time,' 'Urgent,' 'Head Games,' 'Say You Will,' 'Dirty White Boy,' 'Long, Long Way From Home,' and the worldwide #1 hit, 'I Want To Know What Love Is,' FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game. Recent albums like Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, and The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, recorded live from The Borgata, Atlantic City, both entered the Billboard Top 200 chart.  Foreigner also featured strongly in every category in Billboard's recently released 'Greatest of All Time' listing.  Catalog sales often eclipse those of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan 2/11/16 - 2/3/16).



JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW release debut album ‘Bleed With Me’ in November

JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW will release their debut album ‘Bleed With Me’ on November 25, 2016 on Make It Big Records.

 After putting out the EP "Blood and Bones" of more traditional Death Rock in 2013 the band has now found their own sound somewhere between Rob Zombie, Ministry, Pain and Combichrist: Modern and heavy Industrial Gothic Metal.

 UK tour dates announced

 JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW are ready to embark on their second UK tour to support their debut album "Bleed With Me". The album was produced in close collaboration with Alex Henke (Dark Age, Wirtz)  and musicians like JP Genkel (Lacrimosa, Black Moon Secret). Marcel Zürcher (Die Krupps) and Kai „Keile“ Stuffel (Wirtz) have helped to make the songs and the sound perfect. Mastering has been done by Svante Forsbäck (Lindemann, Amorphis, Apocalyptica, Volbeat). 2016

 Catch them live here:

 November 2016
 8th         SHEFFIELD – Mulberry Tavern
 9th         LEICESTER – The Shed
 10th         SWANSEA – Crowley’s Rock Bar
 12th         WHITCHURCH – Percy’s
 13th         BOURNEMOUTH – The Anvil

 During the six years since founding the band in 2010, the Hamburg based group has shared the stage with established acts like Rotting Christ, Lord of the Lost, Unzucht, Coppelius or Stahlmann. In 2014 JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW toured in the Czech Republic and Poland and 2015 the Death Cult was exported to the UK for the first time.

 On October the 21st the long-awaited debut album BLEED WITH ME will finally be released. With a fresh mix of Industrial Rock, Metal and Gothic this record could set a new standard for the scene. The already released club hit „Kill the Lights“ and the hard-hitting „Black Clouds, Dark Hearts“ show what this young band do while still maintaining their own style.

 JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW already supported Pyogenesis on their „A Century in the Curse of Time“ tour and have played shows with german scene mainstays like Stahlmann or Vogelfrey. Around the release the band will tour in Germany and also return to the UK. The Death Cult lives, more than ever!


'The Best of Deicide', a brand new compilation album, is available now from Earache Records on CD and digital download.


One of death metal's most successful and enduring names, DEICIDE formed in the late '80s in Tampa, Florida and have courted controversy across the world for their uncompromising lyrical and musical approach.


'The Best of Deicide' is a brutal introduction for newcomers and a must-have for any diehard fan, featuring 12 of the best tracks from the band's Earache releases during their long and notorious career.


Get 'The Best of Deicide' now on CD in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/deicide or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/deicide


The album is also available now on iTunes at http://apple.co/2eOoOLW


Full track listing:

1. Homage for Satan
2. From Darkness Come
3. Scars of the Crucifix
4. Hate of All Hatreds
5. Desecration
6. The Stench of Redemption
7. Walk With the Devil in Dreams You Behold
8. Horror in the Halls of Stone
9. When Heaven Burns
10. Fuck Your God
11. Angel of Agony
12. In the Eyes of God


Get these other great DEICIDE titles from Earache:


Scars of the Crucifix (2004)
The Stench of Redemption (2006)
Till Death Do Us Part (2008)

PRIMORDIAL announce intimate London headline show


PRIMORDIAL have announced a one-off headline show at The Underworld, London on Friday March 31, 2017.


Nemtheanga has this to say:


“UK! We’re coming back again for another weekend on your delightful soil. Along with Fen & Crom Dubh we will play a slightly more intimate than usual London show in the hallowed Underworld venue which should guarantee a special atmosphere and we will follow that up with a return to Glasgow to take part in the Lords Of The Land festival alongside, amongst others, our good friends in Marduk and the mighty Autopsy. We’re looking forward to seeing you all and playing tracks from our latest ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ album alongside plenty from the back catalogue too. Vae Victis!"


Tickets are on sale now here www.theunderworldcamden.com and through the usual channels


The next day, April 1, 2017 they head to Glasgow Scotland to join Autopsy, Marduk, Venom Inc, Acid Reign, Memoriam and more at Lords Of The Land 2017.


Tickets are on sale now from www.tickets-scotland.com and Tickets Scotland Argyle St Glasgow and Rose St Edinburgh.


Primordial released their latest album ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen‘ in November of 2014. The eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus, was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angel Witch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of the band’s deepest, most methodically arranged, thematically profound and plainly gripping compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity.


Watch the video of “Wield Lightning To Split The Sun” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0A9BC78E7541FC56&v=brptIF2sq1c


For more information, visit: http://www.primordialweb.com



DOWNFALL OF GAIA launches studio clip in anticipation of new album, 'Atrophy'!

On November, 11th DOWNFALL OF GAIA will release their sophomore album, 'Atrophy', via Metal Blade Records.

'Atrophy' was recorded at the Hidden Planet studios in Berlin together with Jan Oberg and mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley from the Atomic Garden studios in San Francisco.

The band has just uploaded a video clip from the studio with excerpts of new songs and images from the recording process. Make sure to check it out at metalblade.com/downfallofgaia ! Do not miss out on the video trailer for the new album with excerpts of 'Atrophy' at the same location.

While there make sure to stream the 1st single 'Woe' and check out the pre-order section where you can order the album as a Digi-CD, in various vinyl formats and as a bundle with an exclusive T-Shirt!

'Atrophy' track-listing
1. Brood
2. Woe
3. Ephemerol
4. Ephemerol II
5. Atrophy
6. Petrichor

Dominik Goncalves dos Reis - vocals/guitars
Marco Mazzola - guitars
Anton Lisovoj - vocals/bass
Michael Kadnar - drums

http://downfallofgaia.com   https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia  

Mother Feather to support The B-52's on "Halloween Scream" NYC tour dates

Later this month, New York City's self-described "pop cock rock" band Mother Feather will join The B-52's on their "Halloween Scream" NYC tour dates at the Space at Westbury Theater (Oct. 28) and Webster Hall (Oct. 29). See below for event details and ticketing information: 

Mother Feather tour dates
w/ The B-52's
Oct. 28 - The Space at Westbury Theater - Westbury, NY tiny.cc/8uctdy
Oct. 29 - Webster Hall - New York, NY tiny.cc/s1ctdy 

Mother Feather recently released their self-titled album, which includes ten tracks that marry the scratchy yet catchy, swaggering, and dangerous sounds of The Stooges, Blondie, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with the playfulness, pop sensibility, and exuberance of the finest 90s alt-rock. Mother Feather is the combination of the band's two independently released recordings - 2011's Mother Feather EP and 2013's Living Breathing EP - plus two new songs, "Natural Disaster" and "The Power." For their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrantBowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as "a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands"), Mother Feather was also named "new band of the week" byMetal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter's Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. 

To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather - where the record is available in various formats and the video for "Living, Breathing" (filmed by director Marc McAndrews at NYC's Bowery Electric) can be viewed. 

Mother Feather line-up: 
Ann Courtney - Vocals 
Elizabeth Carena - Vocals & Keyboards
Matt Basile - Bass 
Chris Foley - Guitar 
Gunnar Olsen - Drums 

Mother Feather online: http://www.motherfeather.com  https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather 
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER  http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial 

Secret Sphere - One Night in Tokyo

Secret Sphere are without a doubt one of the most well known metal bands in Japan, with a solid fan base there since their inception in 1997. All their albums have been released in Japan and in fact, it is the only country where you can find Secret Sphere’s very rare, original debut demo tape, officially released as a special edition item there! That says a lot about the respect and affection that the fans in the Land of the Rising Sun have for Aldo LoNobile’s band!

During the band’s last Japanese tour, in support of the Special Anniversary Edition of the band’s signature album “A Time Never Come”, Secret Sphere had the chance to record their show in Tokyo in its entirety, which included all the band’s major hits: “Legend”, “Under The Flag Of Mary Read,” plus the melodic metal gems taken from the latest album “Portrait Of A Dying Heart". Featuring vocalist extraordinaire Michele Luppi (now also keyboard player with Whitesnake), the show was one for the ages.

The result is a genuine performance in a very warm atmosphere, a night to remember, where the band played all their classic songs with true passion. The same passion that you can expect from the band's next release, currently in the writing stages.

Aldo Lonobile says: “Since I started the band, the idea of recording our first live album in Japan, was the ultimate goal! All my musical heroes described their experiences in Japan with a happiness and a warmth that you could almost feel. That was the truth, among the most loyal fans in the world, and I am 100% happy that Frontiers liked the idea to release our first live album!”

To enhance the celebration, the band agreed to the label’s suggestion to release a brand new version of “Lie To Me,” featuring an outstanding duet between Michele Luppi and former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon. Released originally on “Portrait of a Dying Heart”, the video reached almost 1M views and this new version shows a depth and a reach that makes it even better compared to the original!

Michele Luppi: Vocals
Aldo Lonobile: All Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Andrea Buratto: Bass
Marco Pastorino: Rhythm Guitars and Backing Vocals

Singer Jizzy Pearl signs with Frontiers Music Srl

Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, RATT, L.A. Guns) is pleased to announce that he has signed a worldwide deal with Frontiers Music Srl for the release a brand new full-length album.

Jizzy Pearl has been a fixture on the world famous rock scene of The Sunset Strip in L.A. and beyond since his band Love/Hate released their debut album BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM in 1990. "Blackout In The Red Room" received Best Record of the Year honors from Kerrang!and Metal Hammer in addition to being a critical and fan success. Since then, Jizzy has played, recorded and toured with platinum artists like RATT and L.A. Guns. He will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the second Love/Hate record, WASTED IN AMERICA, in 2017 by playing the record in full on these UK tour dates:


Jizzy Pearl/Love/Hate UK tour March 2017


Wed March 8— Edinburgh Scotland Bannermans
Thurs March 9—Chester Live Rooms
Friday March 10— Wales Hard Rock Hell
Saturday March 11—Evesham Iron Road
Sunday March 12—Wakefield Snooty Fox
Thursday March 16—Newcastle Trillians
Friday March 17—Chesterfield Real Time Live
Saturday March 18—Norwich Waterfront
Sunday March 19—London Camden Underworld
Thursday March 23— Wolverhampton Slade Room
Friday March 24—Bristol the Thunderbolt
Saturday March 25—Ballymena N. Ireland Diamond Rock Club
Thursday March 30—Edinburgh Bannermans Acoustic Songs & Stories!
Friday March 31—Glasgow Scotland Audio
Saturday April 1—Oxford The Bullington


“New Music is the life’s blood,” says Jizzy. ”It’s what keeps us young. Many thanks to Frontiers for making it happen!”


The new album will see the light of day in the second half of 2017.


BURNING POINT: "The Blaze" set for release on November 25th

Finnish power metal veterans BURNING POINT are back with a new album! Titled "The Blaze", it marks the first release of all-new songs since vocalist Nitte Valo (ex-Battle Beast) joined the band in 2014. Besides 10 brand new tracks, a cover version of Lee Aaron's "Metal Queen" (which will be featured as bonus track) was recorded.


1. Master Them All
2. Time Has Come
3. Incarnation
4. My Spirit
5. The Lie
6. Dark Winged Angel
7. Chaos Rising
8. Lost In Your Thoughts
9. Things That Drag Me Down
10. The King Is Dead, Long Live The King
11. Metal Queen (bonus track)

HERMAN FRANK: "The Devil Rides Out" - on November 18th!

HERMAN FRANK is a German metal legend. A guitarist and songwriter supreme, Frank was a member of both Accept and Victory. He also founded his own band Moon Doc (which released three albums in the 90’s and early 2000’s). In 2009, his first “solo” album ‘Loyal To None’ was released, followed by ‘Right In The Guts’ three years later. After re-issues of both “Loyal To None” and “Right In The Guts” by their new label AFM Records, HERMAN FRANK and his band are back with a brand new offering now! Titled “The Devil Rides Out”, this crushing piece of German metal will make fans cry out in joy. It combines Frank’s masterful guitar work with the raspy vocals of Swedish powerhouse Rick Altzi (Masterplan, At Vance), the powerful drumming of Andre Hilgers (ex-Rage) and the talent of Michael Müller (Jaded Heart) on bass.

“The Devil Rides Out” is a stunning piece of work, produced by Herman Frank and mixed by Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, HammerFall, Helloween). It’s a must have for the collection of every Accept- and Victory fan especially, but will amaze metalheads far beyond that.

1. Running Back
2. Shout
3. Can't Take It
4. No Tears In Heaven
5. Ballhog Zone
6. Run Boy Run
7. Thunder Of Madness
8. License To Kill
9. Stone Cold
10. Dead Or Alive
11. Run For Cover
12. I Want It All
Bonus track Digipak:
13. You Don't Know

"The Devil Rides Out" will be available as CD, Digipak, ltd. Vinyl & ltd. Box Set.

Escape Music Introduce You To Waterdevils

Escape Music is delighted and pleased to announce the release date for vocalist Apollo (Spiritual Beggars and ex-Firewind) and his new solo album.  

After more than two decades of contributing with his voice and songwriting on studio albums, Finally it is time for APOLLO to deliver his first solo album. And it's has been a long road leading to "Waterdevils".

Apollo career started at the age of 14 when the young Apostolos from Swedish town Borås, inspired by bands like Kiss and Alice Cooper, and he started playing with various bands, as an aspiring guitarist.
“Not many wanted to be Vocalists back in those old days, everybody wanted to play the guitar, nobody wanted to sing. So I just made the decision to become a singer."

Apollo  joined his first bands Blazon and Craze at the age of 17. Craze released a single "Living In Sin" but the band disbanded shortly thereafter when Apollo left to do his military service in 1988. It took another eight years before Apollo recorded his first full album with the band Faith Taboo.

"We started out as a cover band, but I didn't want to waste time just playing other people's songs, so I had everybody get involved in writing songs for our self-financed album "Psycopath" [released in 1996]. The band continued playing local gigs, they eventually called it a day and Apollo joined the band Majestic.

His singing career took off and when he sang with bands and projects in a neverending stream: Time Requiem, Meduza, Sandalinas, and Evil Masquerade to mention but a few. Things about to start to happen in 2006.

Time Requiem were mixing their album in Studio Fredman in Gothenburg in late 2005, when studio owner and producer Fredrik Nordström introduced Apollo to a guitarist GUS G who was also working in his studio.

“Fredrik said he wanted me to meet this Greek guy, he thought we would get along, cause we were both Greek. It clicked right away. Gus asked me to join his band Firewind, but I had to turn down the offer because I was studying at the time and didn't have time for another band. He asked again about six months later, and by that time I was done with my studies so we went for it. It was magic, it felt like it was finally the real deal and we were all on the same musical level."

The Firewind-guitarist was Gus G - who in 2009 landed the dream job in Ozzy Osbourne's band, replacing Zakk Wylde.

The years with Firewind definitely and finally put Apollo on the map. He recorded 4 albums with the band and toured with the likes of Y&T, Scorpions, Judas Priest and Whitesnake among others, playing big festivals such as Download, Graspop Metal Meeting, Sweden Rock Festival and more.

Apollo parted company with Firewind in January 2013 and decided to focus on Spiritual Beggars (w. guitarist Michael Amott, Arch Enemy) who he had joined in 2010 and fronted alongside of Firewind, and also started working on his solo debut. The coming two years were spent writing, recording and collaborating with friends from bands like King Diamond, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Arch Enemy, Grand Magus, Metalium, MasterPlan and many more. 

"I originally wanted to release the material under a band name or as a project, but people kept saying it was about time that I go solo and step out as a solo artist. So I decided to take the plunge." "Waterdevils" is the result of Apollo's free musical spirit where he has liberated himself from all rules and just done whatever he wanted to do.

"I wanted to do this because it's fun and exciting, and also because I want to contribute to keeping classic rock alive! Waterdevils is a weather phenomenon. It's a small, weak whirlwind over water that's pretty rare. You never know where you'll see it or if you'll see it again. In a way it's a tribute to all of those who have contributed to this album. They showed up, unexpectedly and they might show up again, or maybe not, you just never know. Like water devils."

Track listening; 1-Revolution for the Brave 3:52 / 2-Liberate Yourself 3:35 / 3-Buried in a Flame 3:51 / 4-Safe and Sound 3:48 / 5-Fallen Endlessly 5:30 /  6-Crossing the Lines 5:10 / 7-Power 3:10 / 8-Rise Up 4:41 / 9-I need Rock n’ Roll 4:27 / 10-Chasing Shadows 4:35 / 11-Through the Fire 4:31 / 12-Stop 5:18


Release date: 18th November 2016.


Recorded and mixed at GLOBAL MUSIX STUDIO Gothenburg Sweden



EVERGREY "The Impossible" video / tour with Delain!

It's here: "The Impossible" (once again directed by Patric Ullaeus) completes EVERGREY's video trilogy for the new album "The Storm Within", which entered the album charts in eight countries and continues to become the band's most successful piece of work so far.

But no rest for Sweden's premiere metallers: from middle of October on, EVERGREY will be on European tour with Delain.

Also just recently the band had filmed another video clip, this time for the song "In Orbit" and featuring Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen.

Evergrey on tour with Delain:

14.10.2016 DE Köln, Essigfabrik
15.10.2016 DE Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16.10.2016 DE Hamburg, Gruenspan
17.10.2016 DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
19.10.2016 DE Berlin, Columbia-Theater
20.10.2016 PL Cracov, Kwadrat
21.10.2016 PL Warsaw, Progresja
22.10.2016 CZ Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
23.10.2006 HU Budapest, Barba Negra Track
25.10.2016 SK Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
27.10.2016 AT Vienna, Szene
28.10.2016 DE Munich, Backstage
29.10.2016 DE Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
30.10.2016 CH Pratteln, Z 7
31.10.2016 FR Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
02.11.2016 ES Madrid, Arena
03.11.2016 FR Toulouse, Metronum
04.11.2016 FR Paris, Elysee Montmartre
05.11.2016 FR Lille, Le Splendid
06.11.2016 BE Antwerp, Trix
08.11.2016 UK Birmingham, Institute
09.11.2016 SCO Glasgow, The Classic Grand
11.11.2016 IRE Dublin, Button Factory
12.11.2016 UK Manchester, The Ritz
13.11.2016 UK London, Koko
15.11.2016 UK Norwich, Waterfront
16.11.2016 UK Southampton, Engine Rooms
17.11.2016 UK Cardiff, Tramshed

Lions Pride Music Sign King Of Bones

Lions Pride Music is happy to announce the signing of King Of Bones to the label for the release of the bands second studio album, Don’t Mess With The King, and for the bands debut album to be reissued later on. The band original hails from Sao Paulo in Brazil and plays straight forward heavy metal/hard rock  in the veins of  Pretty Maids, Blue Murder, etc. Check out the bands video for the track, Hold Me Closer, in the youtube clip below.


Blending Hard Rock with Heavy Metal, King Of Bones is very influenced by the likes of Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dokken, Harem Scarem, Blue Murder and Adrenaline Mob. The band could express their own personality on their latest album "We Are The Law" wich was recorded at Norcal Studios, in São Paulo (Brazil) and the record was produced and engineered by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga.


They gained such a positive feedback from the press and industry professionals and they're on its way building a solid fan base. Along with the Brazilian repercussion, the group managed to expand borders, achieving high-mark reviews and radio airplay at different radio broadcasters and web-based radios in many countries, like the U.S, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Poland.


Actually, King of Bones is enjoying the results of all their hard work giving his best at stage and working even more for the upcoming album that will be released in 2016.


Roll the Bones and Keep Rocking!

WORDS OF FAREWELL to release new album "A Quiet World" on November 18th

Here's the moment fans of high-class melodic death/progressive have been waiting for: WORDS OF FAREWELL return with their new album, titled "A Quiet World", on November 18th.

01. My Share Of Loneliness
02. Gaia Demise
03. Gallows Frame
04. Limit Cycle
05. Zero Temperance
06. Momentary Life
07. Oversoul
08. The Farthest Reach
09. This Shadow My Likeness

Quiet Riot Announce New Vocalist

Los Angeles, CA, October 5th 2016, QUIET RIOT is very pleased to introduce Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler's Appetite) as their new vocalist starting in 2017.  Quiet Riot are currently in the studio with Seann recording their forthcoming full length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Records in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music video since 1989. The band will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.  


Vocalist Jizzy Pearl who is departing to concentrate full time on his solo career will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December.  Frankie Banali says the departure is amicable. “QUIET RIOT thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best.

QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album "Metal Health". After several member changes, and three years after the untimely passing of original lead singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, Frankie Banali, an original member of the 1982 Metal Health classic line up, continued the musical legacy of QUIET RIOT along with bassist Chuck Wright who has been in and out of the band since 1982, and guitarist Alex Grossi who has been in the band since 2004. 


For more information visit http://www.quietriot.band/

Former Heavy Pettin' Drummer Announces New Band Burnt Out Wreck

"So today I have signed a new worldwide record contract with The Right Honourable Recording Company Ltd through Cherry Red and a new worldwide publishing contract with CHELSEA MUSIC Publishing Company Ltd. I am very very excited and honoured to be working with them. The album is set for release Feb 2017. Thanks for all your support and kind words, it was worth the wait......It is a crazy experience to be doing this again but I am loving it!"

Gary Moat.


Gary Moat - the man at the back is now at the front! The Heavy Pettin' drummer is now the driving force of BURNT OUT WRECK and very much in control of the fire that's burning.

Gary has just signed to TRHRC through Cherry Red, the paper is inked and the music flowing. He has also signed to Eddie Levy at The Chelsea Publishing Company Ltd. TRHRC, Martin Darvill, Daniel Earnshaw and Gary are very excited at the signing and look forward to the album's release in February 2017. 

The remaining members for BURNT OUT WRECK are now being finalised, the band as it stands now is Gary Moat on vocals and Adrian Dunn on lead guitars.

The new album is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious) at his  Liscombe Park Studio, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc) and is set for a February 2017 release.

This new album is going to be a storming slice of classic hard rock and is guaranteed to start 2017 in some serious rock 'n' roll style!

Dee Snider To Release New Solo Album 'We Are The Ones'

DEE SNIDER will release his new solo album, WE ARE THE ONES, which is due out October 28 on Red River Records (Distributed by BFD/RED).


WE ARE THE ONES crackles with modern energy, from the call-to-arms manifesto of “Rule the World,” to the anthemic bonding of “So What” (complete with, yes, a string section) to the intensely synth driven “Close to You,” to the thematically soaring “Superhero” (a song tailor-made for running over the end credits of the next Marvel or DC movie blockbuster if ever there was one). Another significant highlight of the album is a newly re-recorded acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” which has also been tapped the official anthem for The Recording Academy’s advocacy efforts, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” Act. Recently performed in Washington D.C. at the annual GRAMMYs On The Hill event, a video of the song recently premiered on Entertainment Weekly’s website and can now be viewed at Grammy.com/FairPlayFairPay.


Also featured on WE ARE THE ONES is an explosive cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole.” “I always thought it was a great song, a powerful song,” DEE explains, “I can’t wait to do that one live. Like ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is iconic, ‘Head Like a Hole’ is iconic for that era.”


With Twisted Sister effectively entering the rearview mirror, DEE now has his sights dead-set on his new musical direction. “You can’t expect others to embrace what you do if you don’t embrace it yourself,” he admits. “I have to believe it first before I can expect anybody else to believe it.  When you’re creating a new record, you want to make a statement, and you want to have music you can stand behind and feel strongly about. So it was a little unnerving when I started heading down this path. After Damon and I cut the first four tracks, I said, ‘Oh yeah, there is a place for me here.’ This is music I feel excited about, and I also look forward to playing it live.”


Earlier this summer, DEE took part in the unveiling of the new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power And Politics,” which will remain on display in Cleveland during the 2016 Republican National Convention. To commemorate the new Hall of Fame exhibit, DEE performed a new acoustic version of Twisted Sister’s legendary song, “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” This moving new version of DEE’s epic anthem is currently available on iTunes.


In April 2016, DEE was called to Capitol Hill for the second time—the first at the infamous 1985 Senate hearing instigated by Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC)--to speak on behalf of The Recording Academy’s "Fair Play Fair Pay” initiative.  On September 18, DEE will be presenting his new music at Riot Fest at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.


For the first time ever, superstar magician Criss Angel is joining forces with DEE to release a music video featuring the new acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Directed by Angel, the video aims to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by promoting HELP, a one-night-only, star-studded event which took place on Monday, September 12 at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to support pediatric cancer research and treatment worldwide. The video sends a powerful message to viewers as DEE belts out the iconic lyrics, while the mother of a young girl—who is a cancer survivor—allows her head to be shaved in solidarity with her daughter and in support of the fight all of these children must endure. The video also features heart-wrenching footage of Criss Angel’s son, Johnny Crisstopher, going through treatments after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2015. 


DEE is unapologetically energized about where he’s going as an artist. “Music inspires that genuine enthusiasm.  I’m not anti the past — I’m just not one of those guys sitting there singing about the glory days.  To me, these are the glory days, and the days to come are the glory days.  And this new record is the part of my next glory days.”


Here’s the complete track listing of WE ARE THE ONES:

  1. We Are The Ones

  2. Over Again

  3. Close To You

  4. Rule The World

  5. We’re Not Gonna Take It

  6. Crazy For Nothing

  7. Believe

  8. Head Like A Hole

  9. Superhero

  10. So What

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” acoustic video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HprzgehAUak


“We’re Not Gonna Take It” (video directed by Criss Angel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iry_QLgThtU


“We Are The Ones” (official lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRLLHYN2vMM&feature=youtu.be


Night Ranger Celebrates 35th Anniversary With New CD / DVD

NIGHT RANGER will round off their 35th year and keep fans happy while waiting for the new studio album with a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release of their 2016 Chicago gig on December 2.


Celebrating the launch of the bands 35th anniversary, more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, NIGHT RANGER continues to rock with the release of "35 Years And A Night in Chicago."  This amazing performance will be available December 2 via Frontiers Music Srl  on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). Frontiers will also release a new studio album from the iconic band in the first half of 2017. 


Pre-orders are available now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

 "After 35 years of recording and touring, we thought it was about time to rock out a live album for all the fans that have been coming to see us. And for those who have yet to experience a live NIGHT RANGER show.... enjoy the ride!" says Jack Blades of the new release.

Kelly Keagy added: For the past 35+ years this band has been knocking out audiences across the globe and continues to do so. All of it building to this one night in Chicago that sums up what NIGHT RANGER has always been about. Great, high-energy, rock 'n' roll.  To the fans, we salute you!"

NIGHT RANGER has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond, with songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue expanding their ever-growing fan-base. NIGHT RANGER is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.

NIGHT RANGER has earned widespread acclaim multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as "Sister Christian", "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", "When You Close Your Eyes" the anthemic "(You Can Still) Rock In America", along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more. The band was also one the first big "video" bands, with over ten number one videos on MTV.

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

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

1. Intro

2. Touch Of Madness

3. Sing Me Away

4. Four In The Morning

5. Growing Up In California

6. Rumors In The Air

7. Secret Of My Success

8. Sentimental Street

9. High Road

10. Eddie's Comin Out Tonight

11. Goodbye

12. Night & Day

13. Night Ranger

14. When You Close Your Eyes

15. Don't Tell Me You Love Me

16. Penny

17. Sister Christian

18. Rock In America

19. 7 Wishes


Root Announce New Album Details

One of the original pre-second-wave black metal bands (formed in 1987 by iconic vocalist Jiri 'Big Boss' Valter), ROOT, from Czech Republic, are going to release a new studio album, "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion", on November 25th via Agonia Records. Pre-orders are currently available at this location.

In contrast to Bathory and Venom, ROOT took the black metal genre in a more refined direction, featuring Big Boss' chartacteristic clean vocals, dark sound and an epic approach altogether. Nowadays, ROOT is often recognized as an epic heavy/black metal act, or as the band simply puts it - a dark metal band.

The new album, "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion", will be different from their 2011's offering, "Heritage Of Satan", says the band:  

"As always in our history as a band, we aim to deliver a unique album, something that will stand out and shine its own light in our discography. Expect dark metal at its best, along with some surprising elements. We've recorded one fully acoustic song and one entirely instrumental. Overall, the album will include ten new tracks that will differ from our previous records".

"Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion" will be ROOT's tenth full-length album. Lyrically, it will be a concept album, and looked at from that perspective, it'll continue the story begun by their 1996 release under a similar yet shorter title, "Kärgeräs", that presents a tale of a proud nation.

The album artwork (available above) was hand-painted by Thomas Bruno. The painting started off as a portrait at first, but after the band's decision to use it as cover, the mystical tree, ravens and other elements where added. Recording, mixing and mastering took place at Shaark Studio in South Moravia. Big Boss produced the album.

1. Life Of Demons
2. Osculum Infame
3. Moment Of Fright
4. The Book Of Death
5. Black Iris
6. Moment Of Hope
7. The Key To The Empty Room
8. New Empire
9. Up To The Down
10. Do You Think Is It The End?

Available formats:
- Digipack CD with 28 pages booklet
- Black LP
- Red LP with A2 poster*
- Transparent red/black splatter LP with A2 poster and patch**
- T-shirt (2 versions)
*handnumbered & limited to 222 copies
**handnumbered & limited to 100 copies

Since 1987, ROOT is led by founder & vocalist Big Boss - a controversial, yet valued musician, producer, writer and lyricist. He's one of the oldest and most characteristic black metal singers; one of the very few, who possesses an operatic range of vocals. Over the years, ROOT has maintained a strong underground following, while Big Boss rose up to become a cult figure in the black metal genre, guesting on albums by leading metal artists, most notabely Moonspell and Behemoth. ROOT has performed hundreds of shows worldwide, sharing the stage with bands such as Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Cradle Of Filth, Apocalyptica, Moonspell, Behemoth, Impaled Nazarene, Nifelheim, Anathema, Sodom, Desaster, Pungent Stench, Master, Destroyer 666, Master´s Hammer, Enslaved, Testament, Marduk, Napalm Death, Krabathor, Hypnos and many other. 

Line-up: BigBoss - voice, Igor - bass, AD - guitar, Hanz - guitar, Paul Dread - drums

Upcoming shows:
21.10. Podbořanský Rohozec (CZ)
22.10. Česká Třebová (CZ)
28.10. Stockholm (SWE)
05.11. Bruntál (CZ)
11.11. Brno (CZ)
12.11. Golčův Jeníkov (CZ)
16.11. Jablonec Nad Nisou (CZ)
17.11. Plzeň (CZ)
18.11. Pardubice (CZ)
19.11. Valašské Klobouky (CZ)
25.11. Beroun (CZ)
16.12. Kroměříž (CZ)
22.12. Praha (CZ)

ROOT on-line: Website: http://www.rootan.net 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ROOT-Official/396971113678944 

Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com 
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop 
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords 
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords  
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial 
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec 

LEAVES' EYES: "Fires In The North" EP out now

After celebrating the biggest success of their career with “King Of Kings”, symphonic metal band LEAVES’ EYES parted ways with her vocalist Liv Kristine. A suitable replacement was found in London-based Finn Elina Siirala, who now gives her official release debut with LEAVES’ EYES on the “Fires In The North” EP, after the “Edge Of Steel” video with almost 500.000 views on Youtube alone within only s few months. “Fires In The North” is a stunning, majestic track – following the band’s tradition of only releasing high-class material. An acoustic version of the new hit song, plus 3 re-recorded tracks from “King Of Kings” (now incl. Elina on vocals) perfectly round off this EP release.

Richie Blackmore's Rainbow To Release New Live CD / DVD / Blu-Ray

As expected, the recent RICHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW show in Germany has been scheduled for CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release in November. You can get in first with some Japanese configurations as detailed below.


Pre-order now with confidence always from CD Japan. The various options are all detailed here: Richie Blackmore's Rainbow - Live 2016


Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is releasing their "Memories In Rock: Live in Germany (Monsters of Rock 2016)" on November 18, 2016. Available in various sets and all of them comes with two Japan only bonus tracks.


Among them, two limited sets (GQXS-90187 and GQBS-90212) includes a limited T-shirt in addition to a Blu-ray OR a DVD plus 2 CDs.


Features live tracks selected from the concerts of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow held on June 17 & 18, 2016. Comes with two Japan edition bonus tracks. Consists of a Blu-ray, 2 CDs, and a description written in Japanese.


DISC 1 (DVD/BluRay)

1 Pomp and Circumstance (Opening)

2 Over The Rainbow - Highway Star (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

3 Spotlight Kid (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim=Bissingen)

4 Mistreated (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

5 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

6 Since You Been Gone (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

7 Man on the Silver Mountain (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

8 Catch the Rainbow (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

9 Difficult to Cure (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

10 Perfect Strangers (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

11 Stargazer (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

12 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

13 Child in Time (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

14 Black Night (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

15 Smoke on the Water (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

16 [Bonus Track] Spotlight Kid (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

17 [Bonus Track] Man on the Silver Mountain (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

18 [Bonus Track] Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

19 [Bonus Track] Stargazer (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

20 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Since You Been Gone (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

21 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Catch the Rainbow (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)


DISC 2 (Audio)

1 Over The Rainbow - Highway Star (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

2 Spotlight Kid (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

3 Mistreated (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

4 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

5 Since You Been Gone (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

6 Man on the Silver Mountain (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

7 Catch the Rainbow (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

8 Difficult to Cure (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

9 Perfect Strangers (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

10 Stargazer (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)



1 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

2 Child in Time (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

3 Black Night (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

4 Smoke on the Water (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

5 [Bonus Track] Spotlight Kid (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

6 [Bonus Track] Man on the Silver Mountain (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

7 [Bonus Track] Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

8 [Bonus Track] Stargazer (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

9 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Since You Been Gone (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

10 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Catch the Rainbow (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)


Vocalist Jon Stevens Currently Working On New Album With Dave Stewart

Noiseworks vocalist JON STEVENS is finishing up work on a new album with guitarist/producer DAVE STEWART, which takes in a multi-media theme to accompany. A release date is not yet set, but a video preview/interview shows something pretty cool is on the horizon.


Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/185068595




What’s missing from music today?


Passion. Intensity. Call it whatever you like, it’s in critically short supply.


Which is why the world needs Jon Stevens more than ever. With his mojo fully intact, Stevens stands virtually alone in the music scene, with a raw vocal power that won him attention first as a teenager and now as a veteran singer and songwriter. Time has toughened his delivery while tapping into his emotional wellsprings more than ever before.


He’s got the pedigree: a record-smashing debut at age 16 with two consecutive No. 1 singles in his New Zealand homeland … huge hits in Australia as lead singer with Noiseworks … a 21st-century liftoff to worldwide acclaim at center stage with INXS … an iTunes featured release with his last band, The Dead Daisies, whose debut single, Lock and Load, which he wrote and produced with the legendary Slash on guitar.


Jon Steven’s new album Starlight bursts with a soulful artistry and honesty that’s rare and borders on extinction today. Vivid lyrics fuel his performance on “Feel Like Letting Go,” “Scars” and “Devil In My Heart”. A playful flirtation is set to a steamy soul beat on “Something ‘bout You”. The first single “Hold On” is classic powerhouse Jon Stevens.


The lonely ballad “One Way Street” features Ringo Starr on drums. “People” is a life-affirming sing-along anthem, extending hope to the hopeless with a reminder to not “be afraid of the shadows in the night. You’re gonna wake up in the morning light.”


All of the songs are co-written with Dave Stewart, co-founder of the Grammy-winning duo Eurythmics, who also produced the album as well as played guitar.


Different as they are, each track on Starlight overflows with feeling, with candor, with an exuberance that comes from being plugged into life. Everything Stevens has survived, learned from, mastered and made leads to this album …


PYOGENESIS: Headlining tour kicked off in Germany + supporting Life Of Agony in November!

After their successful comeback album "A Century In The Curse Of Time" (released in August 2015) PYOGENESIS now embark on the second part of their headlining tour.

This trip will be followed up by supporting Life Of Agony in November/December.

03.09.16 (GER) Essen, Turock Open Air
24.09.16 (GER) Hamburg Metal Dayz
06.10.16 (GER) Lübeck, Rider's Cafe
07.10.16 (GER) Osnabrück, Bastard Club
08.10.16 (GER) Köln, Luxor
12.10.16 (GER) Saarbrücken, Garage
13.10.16 (GER) Stuttgart, Universum
14.10.16 (GER) Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
15.10.16 (GER) Braunschweig, Eulenglück
13.11.16 (AUT) Vienna, Nimm City*
15.11.16 (POL) Gdansk, Start Manez*
16.11.16 (POL) Warsaw, Progresja M.Z.*
18.11.16 (GER) Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal*
30.11.16 (GER) Saarbrücken, Garage*
01.12.16 (GER) Bochum, Zeche*
02.12.16 (GER) Siegen, Vortex
03.12.16 (GER) Augsburg, Kantine*
04.12.16 (GER) Herford, X*
06.12.16 (GER) Hamburg, Markthalle*
08.12.16 (SWE) Stockholm, Fryhuset*
09.12.16 (SWE) Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers*
* with Life Of Agony

Heartbreak News As H.E.A.T. Announce Eric Rivers Has Left The Band!

We have some sad news to share with our fans today.

Eric Rivers has after long and faithful service decided to leave the band. We are obviously devastated to lose such an awesome guitar player and band member who is not only a founding member but has been a part of creating what H.E.A.T has grown to become over the years. There are no hard feeling between us and we will still be very good friends. We wish Eric Rivers the best of luck to pursue happiness in whatever way he chooses. He will be sorely missed.

The search for a replacement has already begun and we hope to bring you some good news about who will take on the part as guitar player as soon as possible.

// Erik, Jimmy, Jona, Crash


The following is a message from Eric in his own words:

”Its with a heavy heart I have decided to leave H.E.A.T. It's a decision that's been brewing inside me for a long time. Its hard to answer the question why I'm leaving, but I just feel done. It's time for me to get off the ride. And what a ride it has been!

Almost 10 years, five albums, countless tours all over the world... The thing that's been keeping me in it this long is you guys - the fans. Thank you so much for all your love and support through the years. I will look back on this ride with nothing but great, great memories, meeting and playing in front of you crazy fuckers all over the world.

To my four brothers in the band. Fuckin a. You guys are the best. You've been amazing in helping me through this and you will always be a big part of my life! No bad blood what so ever. And if there's something H.E.A.T has a history of, it's coming back stronger and better after something like this. I can't wait to see and hear what you guys come up with!

And the cool part about this is that I can finally go see a H.E.A.T show. See you front row!

Nu ska pappa ta en grögg!

Nothing but love,

Eric Rivers”

Joe Lynn Turner Releases Details Of 'The Sessions'

The Legendary Voice Of Hard Rock JOE LYNN TURNER Shines On This New Collection Of Session Tracks!


Los Angeles, CA - Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, best known for fronting Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow during that band’s creative peak in the 1980s and later as the frontman for Yngwie Malmsteen, has been called The Man With The Golden Voice, and it’s easy to understand why; nearly everything Turner records sounds blessed by the gods of hard rock. His commanding presence, powerhouse range, and emotional resonance has made him the go-to vocalist for a number of artists.


Now some of this session work is collected on a brand new collection of studio recordings called simply The Sessions and released on Deadline Music October 7. The CD release contains superb, supercharged versions of rock classics from “Lunatic Fringe” to AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” The Doors’ “Riders On The Storm” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls.” The album also features guest appearances by Michael Schenker (UFO), Steve Lukather (Toto), Steve Morse, Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), and more!



1. Stone Cold with Vivian Campbell
2. Lunatic Fringe
3. Let the Music Do the Talking with Al Pitrelli, Carmine Rojas & Pat Torpey
4. Mirror Mirror with Icarus Witch
5. Hellraiser with Steve Lukather, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen & Paul Taylor
6. 14 Years
7. Dance The Night Away with Reb Beach
8. Back in Black with Phil Collen
9. All Shook Up with Michael Schenker
10. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You with Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Tony Franklin & Doane Perry
11. All Day and All of the Night with Brad Gillis, Rudy Sarzo & Simon Wright
12. Bloody Well Right with Dave Kerzner
13. The Seeker with Leslie West
14. Jungle Love with Steve Morse
15. Two Minutes To Midnight with Richie Kotzen
16. Fat Bottomed Girls with Reb Beach
17. Riders On The Storm with Tony Kaye & Steve Cropper


Buy the CD: http://flyt.it/JoeLynnTurnerSessionsCD


DIRKSCHNEIDER: new single & tour dates

DIRKSCHNEIDER release their first single "Breaker" (Live) of the new album "LIVE - Back To The Roots", out on October 28th! All the classics, sung by the original voice of ACCEPT, Udo Dirkschneider.

The Tour starts end of October:

31.10.2016 Stavanger Folken
01.11.2016 Oslo Vulkan Arena
03.11.2016 Umeå Idun
04.11.2016 Borlänge Liljan
05.11.2016 Örebro Frimis Salonger
06.11.2016 Linköping Garden
08.11.2016 Seinäjoki Rytmikorjaamo
09.11.2016 Tampere Pakkahuone
11.11.2016 Weissenhäuser Strand Metal Hammer Pardise
13.11.2016 Dnepropetrovsk DK Shinnik
14.11.2016 Kharkiv KKZU
16.11.2016 Odessa Filarmonia
18.11.2016 Stockholm Rock at Sea
21.11.2016 Nalchik DK Profsojuzov
22.11.2016 Stavropol DDT
23.11.2016 Krasnodar Arena
24.11.2016 Rostov-on-Don DK Rostelmash
26.11.2016 Moscow StadiumLiveClub
27.11.2016 Yaroslavl Gorka
29.11.2016 Samara Zwezda
30.11.2016 St. Petersburg Club Zal
02.12.2016 Nizhny-Novgorod Milo
03.12.2016 Kaliningrad Yalta
05.12.2016 Minsk Sports Palace
07.12.2016 Vacha Vachwerk
08.12.2016 Dornbirn Conrad Sohm
09.12.2016 Brno Hala Vodova
11.12.2016 Oberhausen Turnbinenhalle
13.12.2016 Milan Live Club
15.12.2016 Nürnberg Löwensaal
16.12.2016 Memmingen Kaminwerk
17.12.2016 Karlsruhe "Knock Out Festival"
18.12.2016 Solingen Cobra

Thunder Announce UK Tour Dates For 2017

Live Nation is proud to announce that the mighty Thunder will be undertaking a UK tour in March 2017.  Tickets are on sale from 0900 on 23 September 2016 from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. These hotly anticipated dates will of course be packed with many of the hits from the band’s stellar history, but also tracks from their follow up to the 2015 Top Ten hit album ‘Wonder Days’, which was described by Classic Rock as, “Brilliant…a massive reminder that class is both timeless and incandescent”.  The as-yet-untitled album is due to be released in February 2017.

Frontman Danny Bowes said, “After the arena shows in 2015 and 2016, we decided when we played the UK again, it would be great to take it back to where people live, and this is our longest UK tour for years. We’re looking forward to playing in theatres again, and of course the new album will be out by then, so I’ll be relying on the fans to learn all the words, mostly so they can remind me when I muck them up”.


Fri17th – Manchester, Apollo

Sat 18th – Sheffield, City Hall

Sun 19th – Newcastle City Hall

Tues 21st – Leicester*, De Montfort Hall
[Tickets from www.demontforthall.co.uk]   

Weds 22nd – Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium

Fri 24th – Cardiff*, Motorpoint Arena
[Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.uk]

Sat 25th – Southampton, Guildhall

Sun 26th – Ipswich, Regent Theatre

Tues 28th – London,  Eventim Apollo

Thurs 30th – Dublin*, Vicar Street
[Tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie]          

Fri 31st – Belfast*, Mandela Hall
[Tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie]

* Non-Live Nation Show

Tickets priced at £28.50, London £29.50, Belfast £26, Dublin €33; (booking fees may also apply)


Frontiers Music Srl To Release Debut From Hevidence

Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of Hevidence's debut album, “Nobody’s Fault” on December 2, 2016.

Hevidence is the brainchild of Italian guitar player Diego Reali, founding member of Italian Prog Metal masters DGM. After he left the band in 2006, he started dabbling in some different musical styles, but his heart called for him to get back to metal! Thus Hevidence were born and Diego joined up with DGM bass player Andrea Arcangeli, singer Corrado Quoiani and drummer Emiliano Bonini.


"This band is highly inspired by the classic hard and heavy sounds from the '70s and '80s, that's why we worked hard to make this album sound the most vintage that was possible,” tells Diego. “We are convinced that a huge dose of improvisation during the recording sessions is needed for the success of an original product. Everyone of us has many different musical influences and they came out in a very spontaneous way within the song writing process, we just believe in the word "ROCK"!!!”


Hevidence offer a mature and personal vision of hard rock and metal with a style reminiscent of the classic Yngwie Malmsteen albums mixed with power metal and melodic hard rock influences (think early Europe).


An EPK where you can learn more about the band and hear song samples is here: https://youtu.be/TDzEVFY27Yc


The band will be launching the album with a special “Release Party” show in Roma at the Jailbreak Live Club on December 1st. For more info: http://www.jailbreakliveclub.it/


“Nobody’s Fault” tracklisting includes:

1. Dig In The Night
2. Nobody' Fault
3. Miracle
4. So Unkind
5. Ave Maria
6. Overdrive
7. I Want More
8. Out Of This Time
9. Pack Your Bags
10. All I Ever Needed
11. Note




Corrado Quoiani - Vocals
Diego Reali - Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli - Bass
Emiliano Bonini - Drums


Weblink: www.facebook.com/Hevidence

FM Head Out Soon On 'Indiscreet' 30 Tour

is headed out on the road next month on their INDISCREET 30 Tour! They'll be playing their excellent debut album, "Indiscreet" in it's entirety on select dates!


The re-recording of the album, INDISCREET 30 is out November 4th and can be pre-ordered here: http://radi.al/Indiscreet30


Check out our gig guide for more details of those all important dates and find out where you can catch up with the band.

Dirkschneider Release First Single From New Album

Dirkschneider release their first single "Breaker" of the new album "LIVE - Back To The Roots", out worldwide on October 28th via AFM Records!


All the classics, sung by the original voice of ACCEPT, Udo Dirkschneider. If you pre order the album on Itunes, you'll get "Breaker" immediately: http://smarturl.it/dirkschneider_iTunes


US Pre-Order Link: http://hyperurl.co/c6gs3t


Dan Reed Network To Tour UK In 2017

Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce a nationwide 11-date UK Tour in March 2017 to promote their recent studio album “Fight Another Day”. Tickets are now on sale via - http://danreed-network.com/tour/. Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) are Frontiers' label mates Vega.

DRN is thrilled to be returning to Europe this next March, says Dan Reed. “Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II, Rob Daiker and I are really looking forward to playing many new and unique venues throughout the UK, and rockin' up the funk hard core and meeting all those who are able to attend and bring down the house with us. We thank you for the many years of support and especially believing that we had new music in us to offer! We are forever grateful for you all being there with us on this journey!”


Get your copy of FIGHT ANOTHER DAY here: http://radi.al/FightAnotherDay




Wednesday 1 March - Level 3 Club, Swindon
Friday 3 March - Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Saturday 4 March - Live Rooms, Chester
Sunday 5 March - The Globe, Cardiff
Tuesday 7 March - The Cluny, Newcastle
Wednesday 8 March - Oran Mor, Glasgow
Friday 10 Marc - 100 Club, London
Saturday 11 March - Local Authority, Sheffield
Sunday 12 March - The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 14 March - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wednesday 15 March - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Geoff Tate Announces Acoustic Winter Tour

Geoff Tate will be heading out on an acoustic tour this upcoming December and January! Dates below!

Be sure to check out Operation Mindcrime's new album, RESURRECTION, available now: http://radi.al/Resurrection


08.12.16 D-Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark
10.12.16 ITA-BorgoPriolo -
15.12.16 D-Bochum - Matrix
17.12.16 NED-Zoetermeer - Boerderij
18.12.16 NED-Eindhoven - Dynamo
19.12.16 UK-London - O2 Academy Islington
20.12.16 UK-Norwich - Waterfront
21.12.16 UK-Glasgow - Cat House
22.12.16 IE-Dublin - Voodoo
23.12.16 NI-Belfast - Empire
26.12.16 D-Burgrieden - Riffelhof
27.12.16 D-Muenchen - Backstage
28.12.16 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
29.12.16 D-Mannheim - 7er
03.01.17 D-Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
04.01.17 NED-Heerlen - Parkstad Limburg Theater

Enuff Z'Nuff To Release "Clowns Lounge" December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl

Enuff Z’nuff is the living, breathing example of what a rock/ pop group should be. In fact, the band is the very chrome-glinted definition of it.

With every album and live performance packed to the brim with rock/ pop perfection, there are no signs of the band slowing down. You can catch the band on tour through 2017 in support of its soon to be released album "Clowns Lounge". A complete list of dates including shows with Tracii Guns and Ace frehley can be found below.


Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band and will be released December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl. This exceptional collection also features a guest appearance from the late Janie Lane of Warrant as well as an appearance from James Young of Styx.


As people have been clamoring for a new release from Enuff Z’nuff, the band just happened to receive a call from Derek Shulman, and the rest was history:


“We had unfinished, unreleased material in the vault, and I went back into the studio in Chicago and started working on all the songs. Guitars, bass, vocals, it all needed to be tweaked, and with help from Chicago Recording Company and Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter recording studios, we were able to create another rock solid record. It is basically an archival record featuring original band and Enuff Z'nuff as it is today. The record showcases the best elements of Enuff Z'nuff in the early days ; in your face glitter rock with pop overtones. This is a true must have rock record for the diehard Enuff Z'nuff fans worldwide."


Chip on how the songs came about: “Donnie and I wrote the songs in the later part of 1988-89. They were recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on 2" inch analog tape, during the time of our debut. The tracks were never finished, as we were very prolific and focused on laying down as many ideas as possible. Through the resources provided to us: recording studio, production, etc., we had a plethora of songs during that era and for one reason or another this batch slipped through the cracks. To restore the record we returned to the studio to record guitar, bass vocals, etc. which took us about six weeks in my studio and at CRC (Chicago Recording Company) along with Stonecutter studio in downtown Chicago. The skeleton of the song was already in place and we wanted to make sure the record had the feel of where the band is today. We also added a bonus single track (Dog on a Bone) that we plan on releasing as the first single.”


Of course a huge contributing member to this release was Donnie Vie. “Donnie and I wrote the songs together, as we have on all the Enuff Z'nuff albums. In 2013 Donnie left the band, disillusioned by the business and facing related health issues, and although he will not tour with the band he still shares in our vision of putting out great music. As he is dealing with his medical condition, we have his blessings on the record and moving forward with me as lead singer. When Peter Gabriel left Genesis, Phil Collins took over lead vocal duties. That is exactly the template we used here as now I front the band and look forward to moving it into the future”, says Chip.

Clowns Lounge Track Listing:


1. Dog On A Bone
2. Runaway
3. Back In Time
4. She Makes It Harder
5. Rockabye Dreamland
6. The Devil Of Shakespeare (Feat. Jani Lane and James Young)
7. Radio
8. Good Luv
9. Round And Round
10. Nothing
11. Backstreet Kids
12. One More Hit


Chip Z’nuff - Singer, electric bass, guitar
Tony FennelL - Electric guitar, vox
Tory Stoffregen - Lead guitar, vox
Erik Donner - Drums, percussion, vox


Enuff Z’nuff Live:


9/30: Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgaters
10/6: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d
10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/8: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
10/9: Laguna Niguel, CA @ The Karmann Bar
- W/ Tracii Guns
10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC City Limits
10/13: Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
10/14: Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern
10/15: Tampa, FL @ District 3
10/16: Delray Beach, FL @ Arts Garage
10/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/19: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar
10/20: Haverhill, MA @ Whiskey Barrel
10/21: Ronkonkoma, NY @ Backstage Pass
10/22: Narragansett, RI @ Wheel House
10/24: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/25: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
10/26: Saginaw, MI @ Hamilton Street Pub
10/27: Joliet, IL @ Rock n Skull @ Tree
10/28: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
10/29: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/30: Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
11/1: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s Casino


11/4 – 11/9 – Miami, FL The KISS Kruise – Creatures of the Deep


- With Ace Frehley
1/19: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar^
1/20: Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House^
1/21: Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live^
1/26: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre^
1/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee^
1/29: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon^
1/30: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up^
2/2: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl^
2/3: Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre^
2/10: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre^
2/11: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater^


5/27 & 5/28: Sturbridge, MA @ Music-Con at Sturbridge Hotel (Appearance by Chip)


More Info on Enuff Z’nuff:

It was the summer of 1989, and in came a strutting, loud and proud Enuff Z’nuff. With the release of the band’s self-titled debut album, the first single “New Thing” quickly tore up the radios airwaves, and became a favorite in heavy rotation on MTV.


In response to both its national and international success, the band followed up “New Thing” in 1990 with the release of the bittersweet rock ballad “Fly High Michelle”. The song immediately elevated the band to gold status and in 1991 had Rolling Stone magazine naming Enuff Z’nuff as “one of the more exciting and gifted bands on the scene today.”


Still a major force after 20 albums, Enuff Z’nuff has gone on to earn a legion of loyal fans, and has earned the respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries.


For More Info Visit: http://www.enuffznuff.com  https://www.facebook.com/Enuff.Znuff.Official


Eternal Idol To Release New Album On Frontiers Music Srl

Eternal Idol is a new band formed in early 2016 and that marks the start of a new musical adventure for Rhapsody Of Fire and Angra singer Fabio Lione, together with the experienced Italian guitar player Nick Savio (ex Hollow Haze) and a line-up completed by the young vocal rising star Giorgia Colleluori, Camillo Colleluori (both also from Hollow Haze) on drums and Andrea Buratto (Secret Sphere, Hell In The Club) on bass.

While all the musicians have solid pedigrees and musical history behind them, ETERNAL IDOL have a brand new and original sound which will certainly catch many fans by surprise. Fabio Lione says, “[a]fter all the experiences with bands such as Kamelot, Rhapsody of Fire, Angra and many more, I think it is time to show the world a new side of myself with this amazing new band. Musically, ETERNAL IDOL offer an intriguing mix of classic metal, symphonic rock and a few progressive twists which is truly unique, thanks to the combination of female and male vocals.”


Fabio took care of most of the lyrics and vocal melodies, along with three gorgeous tracks he wrote, while Nick Savio worked hard on songwriting and arrangements. “The Unrevealed Secret" is the album where all our ideas came to the light,” says the axeman from Vicenza. “Heavy classic rock with symphonic elements and the magic atmosphere of two lead vocals, male and female, create a contrast between good and bad as the main subject, as it is possible to see on the impressive and mysterious cover artwork.”


The album was recorded in the summer of 2016, produced by Nick Savio and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Sunstorm) and promises to be one of the melodic metal releases of the year. Fans of Kamelot, Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall, Masterplan and Avantasia should pay attention.


“There is a story to be told with this album, and the secret will be revealed on the next Eternal Idol releases, so please take your time to listen this first chapter and enjoy....A new story has begun,” Nick concludes.


“The Unrevealed Secret” tracklisting is:


1. Evil Tears
2. Another Night Comes
3. Awake in Orion
4. Is the Answer Far from God?
5. Blinded
6. Sad Words Unvailed
7. Desidia
8. Hall of Sins
9. Feels Like I'm Dying
10. A song in the wind
11. Stormy Days
12. Beyond


Fabio Lione – Lead Vocals
Giorgia Colleluori – Lead Vocals
Nick Savio - Guitars & Keyboards
Camillo Colleluori - Drums
Andrea Buratto- Bass


Follow the band: www.facebook.com/eternalidolband





AMARANTHE, the cutting edge rock band with the triple lead vocal attack, have dropped "That Song" from their upcoming album Maximalism, out October 21 via Spinefarm.


Listen and preorder the album HERE ; http://smarturl.it/AM_MAXIMALISM


"The time has come to unveil 'That Song' to the world," said guitarist Olof Morck. "Showcasing a new side of Amaranthe, the song combines an anthemic arena riff with an irresistibly groovy flow, creating maybe the most unique Amaranthe track yet! Describing the strife and hardships that follow with trying to pursue your dreams, 'That Song' embodies the turning point in your life when your direction becomes clear. So stomp your feet and clap your hands to 'That Song'!"


Maximalism is the follow-up to 2014's breakthrough MASSIVE ADDICTIVE.


Refusing to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have consistently pursued the less-travelled path, blending different sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach. Maximalism sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with greater skill and conviction than ever before.


The European tour begins on 25.Oct.




1. Maximize

2. Boomerang

3. That Song

4. 21

5. On the Rocks

6. Limitless

7. Fury

8. Faster

9. Break Down and Cry

10. Supersonic

11. Fireball

12. Endlessly


For More Info on AMARANTHE Visit: http://www.amaranthe.se  https://www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

https://twitter.com/amaranthemetal   https://instagram.com/amarantheofficial/


Kilmara Planning New Album With Roland Grapow

KILMARA were last August 19 at the Slovak festival More Than Fest resulting in a rewarding experience for the band which has led them to an injection of energy and renewed encouragement to continue working and offering the best of themselves.


The band had the opportunity to visit with Roland Grapow who have worked in their last two albums to date, "Don't Fear The Wolf" and "Love Songs And Other Nightmares" formalizing and specifying details to repeat the experience again and record under the orders of Roland Grapow in what will become their fourth album.


KILMARA will be working on Roland Grapow's Studios during the first quarter of 2017 so this will be the year when a promising new band album will see the light.


SERPENTINE DOMINION's Adam Dutkiewicz launches guitar play-through for new track, 'On the Brink of Devastation'!

Imagine Killswitch Engage at their heaviest, with the immediately recognizable guitar playing of Adam Dutkiewicz, the precision drumming of former The Black Dahlia Murder member Shannon Lucas, and the legendary death metal growl of Cannibal Corpse's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - the result is SERPENTINE DOMINION. After 7 years in the making, this highly anticipated project will finally be releasing their self-titled debut on October 28th via Metal Blade Records.

For a preview of the album, fans can check out a guitar play-through by Adam Dutkiewicz for the new track, 'On the Brink of Devastation', now: youtube.com | vimeo.com

The first single, 'The Vengeance in Me', can be heard at metalblade.com/serpentinedominion - at the same URL you can pre-order the album on Digi-CD, LP and as an exclusive bundle!

The origins of SERPENTINE DOMINION can be traced back to 2009's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which boasted a line-up that included Killswitch Engage, Cannibal Corpse, andThe Black Dahlia Murder. During that fateful summer, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz made a proposition to Cannibal Corpse vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher: "George, I want to write you a record." On the Mayhem Fest tour, Shannon Lucas, who performed with The Black Dahlia Murder through 2012, was tapped to record drums on the album. Between 2009 and 2016, Cannibal Corpse and Killswitch Engage released three albums each, so scheduling time to work on Serpentine Dominion was no easy feat - but when their rigorous schedules allowed, 'Serpentine Dominion' began to come together, with Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach penning the lyrics, which touch on corruption within the government, religion, big business, and other timely issues. Ultimately, though, this debut is a pure passion project; it was written and recorded simply for why musicians get into music in the first place: fun.

See below for the official track-listing, and stay tuned for more news coming soon!

'Serpentine Dominion' track-listing
1. Intro
2. The Vengeance in Me
3. Vanquished Unto Thee
4. Divide, Conquer, Burn, and Destroy
5. Sovereign Hate
6. On the Brink of Devastation
7. Jagged Cross Legions
8. Prelude
9. This Endless War

Adam Dutkiewicz - guitars
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - vocals
Shannon Lucas - drums



Metal Blade to re-issue MERCYFUL FATE albums 'Into The Unknown', 'Dead Again' and '9' as part of their Originals-series!

After re-issuing the MERCYFUL FATE albums 'In The Shadows' and 'Time' last month, it's about time to announce the next batch of vinyl re-issues.

On October, 7th Metal Blade Records will make the MERCYFUL FATE albums 'Into The Unknown', 'Dead Again' and '9' available again.

'Into The Unknown' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well as on dawn-red-sky colored vinyl (ltd. 300) and orange-red marbled vinyl (ltd. 200). 'Dead Again' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well as on blue-black marled vinyl (ltd. 300) and brown marbled vinyl (ltd. 200). '9' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well as on burnt-orange-brown vinyl (ltd. 300) and melting-point-yellow vinyl (ltd. 200).

The vinyls are part of the Metal Blade Originals series that started earlier this year with the re-issues of the SLAYER titles 'Show No Mercy', 'Hell Awaits', 'Haunting The Chapel' and 'Live Undead'!

'Into The Unknown' and '9' will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts.

'Dead Again' will be released on 2-LP with 350g heavy cardboard gatefold sleeve (inside out print) and 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters.

Available titles in the Metal Blade Originals series:
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer - Live Undead
Slayer - Haunting The Chapel
Nasty Savage - Nasty Savage
Nasty Savage - Indulgence
Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
Fates Warning - Night On Bröcken
Six Feet Under - Haunted
Six Feet Under - Warpath
Mercyful Fate - In The Shadows
Mercyful Fate - Time 

Metal Blade to release 15th anniversary edition of BRAINSTORM's 'Metus Mortis' for the first time ever on vinyl!

It's been 15 years since the initial release of BRAINSTORM's milestone album 'Metus Mortis'. About time for a vinyl release, the first ever vinyl release for this album!

The vinyl edition includes four bonus tracks and will be released as a gatefold 2-LP in 180 g, olive/black marbled (ltd. 200) and white/black marbled (ltd. 100; available only on tour, dates below). The album features a gatefold-sleeve, printed inner sleeves and a poster.

Pre-order your copies now at EMP or our ebay-store!

Tracklist "Metus Mortis":
01. Metus Mortis
02. Blind Suffering
03. Shadowland
04. Checkmate in Red
05. Hollow Hideaway
06. Weakness Sows Its Seed
07. Into the Never
08. Under Lights
09. Cycles
10. Behind
11. Meet Me in the Dark
12. Strength of Will
13. Face Down (Bonus)
14. (E.O.C.) Cross Gods Face (Bonus)
15. Don't Wait for Me (Bonus)
16. Savage (Bonus)

Nights Of The Storm: Brainstorm, Winterstorm
23.09.16 Burglengenfeld (D) - VAZ Pfarrheim
24.09.16 Lindau (D) - Club Vaudeville
30.09.16 Mannheim (D) - 7er Club
01.10.16 Hirschaid (D) - Jahnhalle
14.10.16 Aalen (D) - Rock It
15.10.16 Rheine (D) - Hypothalamus
16.10.16 Bochum (D) - Matrix

21.10.16 The Ranch Festival, Hechingen (D)
11.-12.11.2016 Metal Hammer Paradise, Ferienpark Weissenhäuser Strand (D)

http://www.brainstorm-web.net   https://www.facebook.com/officialbrainstorm 

Metal Blade Records launches new edition of "6 Bands in 60 Seconds"

In conjunction with RED Music, Metal Blade Records has launched a new edition of the "6 Bands in 60 Seconds" campaign, where CEO Brian Slagel spotlights six artists from the label's roster every three months. The goal of the promotion is to help fans discover new music from some of the most promising acts in the scene. The latest installment of the series features Serpentine Dominion, Allegaeon, Destrage, Necromancing The Stone, If These Trees Could Talk, and Hammers Of Misfortune; to watch the video clip, and to learn more about the artists, please visit: http://metalblade.com/6bands


Imagine Killswitch Engage at their heaviest, with the immediately recognizable guitar playing of Adam Dutkiewicz, the precision drumming of formerThe Black Dahlia Murder member Shannon Lucas, and the legendary death metal growl of Cannibal Corpse's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - the result is Serpentine Dominion. After 7 years in the making, this highly anticipated project will finally be releasing their self-titled debut on October 28th. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/serpentinedominion 

Due out September 23rd, Allegaeon's Proponent for Sentience is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further than on their three previous critically acclaimed full-lengths. For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon


You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as "progressive", "cinematic", "mathcore", "technical" and "groove-laden", could be thrown at them, but really the only one you need is Destrage, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never been more true than on A Means To No End, the fourth full-length from the Milan, Italy-based 5-piece, due out October 21st. Riveting from start to finish, it leads the listener through an emotionally-charged labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody and muscle, following nobody's rules, and it stands out as one of the truly unique releases of 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/destrage


If flaccid, identikit, breakdown-laden "metal" is the disease, Necromancing The Stone's recently released debut full-length, Jewel of the Vile, is the cure. Featuring current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan "Bart" Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist "Big" John Williams), Necromancing The Stone "has brought back the glory days [of '80s heavy metal] with unbridled spirit" (Loudwire.com). For more information, please visit:https://www.facebook.com/necromancingthestone


After four years of fine-tuning audio and visual components, instrumental post-rock outfit If These Trees Could Talk released their Metal Blade Records debut upon the music world this past June. The response was once again overwhelmingly positive, with MetalSucks.net declaring: "the music If These Trees Could Talk are putting out now is some of the finest they've ever written." For more information, please visit:http://www.facebook.com/treescouldtalk


For their recently released sixth full-length, Dead Revolution, progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune enlisted Nick Dumitriu (Vhol, Ritual Chamber) to produce the record, utilizing a vintage Trident board and minimizing digital processing. The result is a warm, sharp sound that harkens back to productions like John Leckie's treatment of Pink Floyd's Meddle or David Hitchcock's master work in Camel's Mirage. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/hammersofmisfortune


To view the previous installments of "6 Bands in 60 Seconds", be sure to check out the following videos: 
--Part 1 (Act of Defiance, Rivers of Nihil, Twitching Tongues, Culture Killer, Visigoth, Harlott): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07bXkEq4Mtg

--Part 2 (Brimstone Coven, Ketzer, Gehennah, Accuser, Artillery, Sourvein): https://youtu.be/bp2iJ7hmh80

--Part 3 (Abnormality, Exumer, Redemption, Native Construct, Good Tiger, Mother Feather): https://youtu.be/krKMjCq0N8I


Metal Blade Records online:  http://metalblade.com   https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade   https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords   https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords   http://stores.ebay.com/metalbladerecordsus

This is the Age
'This Is The Age' Says Chron Gen

Following on from their sell-out tour of California and Las Vegas CHRON GEN will release a new album "This Is The Age". It has been 32 years since their last studio album Nowhere to Run" as the second wave UK punk movement gave way to the New romantics. Chron Gen were never typical of the bands they shared the stage with in the early 80's - their sound was always different - more melodic, powerful and considered, although it would be fair to say that the promise for much more was never realised; expectations never met....until now. The latest album "This Is The Age" is well titled - it is Chron Gens coming of age. The contemporary production combines a diverse collection of thought provoking lyrics and classic song structures to create an audio experience that matches the energy of their live performances, as recently demonstrated on their southern California and Nevada dates in May 2016.

This album isn't reserved for the old punk guard. Far from it - it is 21st century rock that will appeal to music fans of all generations and genres. It is fresh, different and exciting. Every song deserves it's place on the album, although there are many stand out numbers, such as Maybe Baby, Jump and Love this City.

Civil War Return With 'The Last Full Measure

The third studio album by Sweden's Generals CIVIL WAR! Giant anthems full of power enforcing Heavy Metal-groove and epic fanfares!  


Fear an eruption of Sweden's landmass! Fear the fire, creaking steel and scattered mud!



CIVIL WAR are back and shooting martial anthems into the darkened sky. On November 4th the proud Heavy Metal-hitmakers are releasing their third epic The Last Full Measure. The quintet with former Sabaton-members present twin guitars, keyboard-fanfares and doublebass-marches. Full of honor they are flying the flag as high as possible. Astral Doors-singer Nils Patrik Johansson proves that his powerful voice was marked by destiny. It offers guts for more. It's the call of duty. "Heaven can wait 'cause we have so many more battles to win", shouts the opening track 'Road To Victory'. Their debut album The Killer Angels was purified with gold already - their triumph is inevitable. If you hear the bloodcurdling barking of the dogs from CIVIL WAR you will pray that you are not standing on the other side of the battlefield.



Comment of Nils Patrik Johannson:


"After The Killer Angels and Gods & Generals, we are extremely proud and can´t wait to share the last part of the trilogy! This is our best work so far, at least this is what we think, but I´m sure you won´t be disappointed!"



The Last Full Measure will be released worldwide on November 4th 2016.



Be sure to grab your copy and get the full dose of Metal: Napalm Shop   Amazon


Track List:


1. Road To Victory

2. Deliverance

3. Savannah

4. Tombstone

5. America

6. A Tale That Never Should Be Told

7. Gangs Of New York

8. Gladiator

9. People Of The Abyss

10. The Last Full Measure

11. Strike Hard Strike Sure (Bonus Track)

12. Aftermath (Bonus Track)



Stone Circle announces crowdfunding campaign to record EP in 2016

Progressive metal band Stone Circle (UK) has set up a crowdfunding campaign to aid their next recording, to be done at Bandit Studios (with producer Jonny Renshaw - guitarist for Devil Sold His Soul, ex Mahumodo). The EP will be their 5th release to date and Stone Circle are calling on fans to help contribute towards the recording, including limited edition signed copies of the EP upon its release on pre-order. The band are hoping to raise £1500 to cover the full cost of recording and mastering.


Stone Circle has had several accolades from the press, including Terrorizer Magazine stating: “What with Opeth going all 'full-prog' on us, the time couldn’t be better for a new band to take up the mantle of king purveyors of intelligent, melodic and progressively-minded death metal.” Metal Hammer gave the group 8/10 for their performance at UKTechfest “...Their Opeth and Enslaved-inspired metal is a welcome change for the bill and expertly executed.” Their next release promises to maintain their Progressive Metal edge while staying true to the nature of progressive music.

About the band:

Stone Circle formed in 2004 with Joe Ashwin (Lead Guitar/Vocals), James Pearce (Bass) & Sam Hill (drums), the line-up became complete in 2005 with the addition of Tom Skelton (Rhythm Guitars). Over this time the band developed their sound into the progressive metal that they play today, inspired by Opeth, Katatonia, Morbid Angel, Gojira, Amorphis and more.

In 2006 Stone Circle recorded their first EP - Parchment - with Dominic Young (well known for being the live sound technician for Sikth). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release.

After a relocation to Brighton to study music, the band then worked on their first full-length album, also recorded with Dominic Young, in October of 2009. The album “Myth” was released at the end of 2010 through Glasstone Records.

Additionally, Stone Circle featured on the Brighton Institute of Modern Music album “Whats in your head: Volume II”, becoming the first band of the genre to be included in the institution's showcase collection.

Stone Circle released their fourth (self-titled) release in Terrorizer Magazine at the end of 2014 and are currently working on material for their next EP, scheduled for recording in 2016.

Stone Circle has had several notable performances, including supporting: Orange Goblin, Evil Scarecrow, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Breed 77, Ill Nino, Sylosis, Abhorrent Decimation and festival appearances at Bloodstock Festival, Download Festival, UKTechfest & Mammothfest.

Recommended if you like:  Opeth, Gojira, Morbid Angel, Katatonia, Enslaved, Mastodon, Porcupine Tree, Cult of Luna, Bloodbath, Amorphis

Leaves Eyes Unveil New EP

LEAVES' EYES have unveiled details for their upcoming release, the "Fires In The North" EP.

The title track is a brand new song, featured in both a regular and an acoustic version. In addition, the EP includes three songs from the band's latest album "King Of Kings" in new versions (feat. Elina on vocals). The cover artwork was created by 
Stefan Heilemann.

2. FIRES IN THE NORTH (Acoustic Version)
3. EDGE OF STEEL (2016 Version)
4. SACRED VOW (2016 Version)
5. SWORDS IN ROCK (2016 Version)


Produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio

Elina Siirala – Vocals
Alexander Krull – Vocals
Thorsten Bauer – Guitar, Bass
Pete Streit – Guitar
Joris Nijenhuis – Drums



EUR / ROW: 07.10.2016
USA / CAN: 04.11.2016