Tyger Sessions coming your way soon!

TYGERS OF PAN TANG to release the "Tygers Sessions: The First Wave" via Skol Records.

 

The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers TYGERS OF PAN TANG, will release a special Limited Edition album titled "Tygers Sessions: The First Wave" via Skol Records. The CD will be limited to only 1000 copies, and will include 11 classic songs of the band, re-recorded for the anniversary EP releases "The Spellbound Sessions" and "The Wildcat Sessions", which were originally available through the band's fan-club and website only, and quickly sold out.

 

Commented TYGERS OF PAN TANG founding member and guitarist, Robb Weir, "I am very proud of the band's history as well as the current lineup. We should never forget the TYGERS history and hope this shows we will always recognise the early days of the band. There are a lot of bands that want to modernise their sound or image and forget what made them great in the beginning… I am not one of them". "We are very pleased with the end result, in particular with the recorded sound achieved, it really does capture the early '80s NWOBHM spirit and feel we were looking for. To achieve that raw, almost 'live' vibe to the sound, we even replicated the microphone positioning that was used on the original recording" he adds.

 

"I would be lying if I were to say I'm a big fan of re-recording classic tracks, but in the case of TYGERS OF PAN TANG it's different. They've managed to keep the original vibe and magic, while delivering absolutely great sounding alternate versions of their classics. Remember SAXON and their great "Heavy Metal Thunder" album? We are talking about similar quality here. Let's not forget that TYGERS are not only the "goldmine of great riffs", but one of the bands that defined NWOBHM. It's an incredibly huge honour to have them on our roster" says Skol Records CEO Bart Gabriel.

 

The "Tygers Sessions: The First Wave" CD will be released on February 28, 2015, and will include thick booklet with lyrics, liner notes, and lot of previously unseen pictures.

 

Track listing:

01. Euthanasia
02. Slave to Freedom
03. Suzie Smiled
04. Don't Touch Me There
05. Wildcatz
06. Gangland
07. Take It
08. Hellbound
09. Mirror
10. Tyger Bay
11. Don't Stop By

 

More information:

www.tygersofpantang.com | www.facebook.com/tygersofpantangofficial

www.skolrecords.com | www.facebook.com/skolrecords

Night Demon streaming "Killer" track from upcoming debut!

Debut album Curse Of The Damned out on 19 January 2015 - Stream of "Killer" released.

 

Hailing from the city of Ventura an hour north of Los Angeles, Night Demon is a classic metal trio comprising Jarvis Leatherby on bass and vocals, Brent Woodward on guitar and Dusty Squires on drums. The band unites the three members’ musical inspirations and influences ranging from old-school metal greats such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Riot and Saxon to punk legends The Misfits. But whilst Night Demon's music proudly exhibits these roots, it does so in a manner contemporary with modern times in every aspect, and even in Night Demon’s short tenure as an active band since 2012, this quality has compelled first-time listeners to take notice and has made an indelible impact on them.

The Europe tour in spring 2014 saw Night Demon successfully sign a record deal with SPV/Steamhammer for Germany and Europe. Night Demon have completed work on their debut full-length album ‘Curse Of The Damned’, featuring 11 brand new original tracks, and is slated for an early 2015 release on January 14 (Scandinavia), January 16 (Germany) and January 19 (rest of Europe) as CD, LP and download.

 

You can hear "Killer" here: https://soundcloud.com/steamhammer-spv/night-demon-killer 

 

Tracklisting:

CD version

1. Screams In The Night

2. Curse Of The Damned
3. Satan

4. Full Speed Ahead

5. The Howling Man

6. Heavy Metal Heat

7. Livin' Dangerous

8. Mastermind

9. Run For Your Life

10. Killer

11. Save Me Now

 

LP version

Side 1
1. Screams In The Night
2. Curse Of The Damned
3. Satan
4. Full Speed Ahead
5. The Howling Man
6. Heavy Metal Heat

 

Side 2

1. Livin' Dangerous
2. Mastermind
3. Run For Your Life
4. Killer
5. Save Me Now
6. Road Racin`(bonus track)

 

Updated European Tourdates 2015:
31.01. D-Würzburg - Posthalle (Metal Assault Festival)
07.02. D-Saalfeld - Klubhaus
19.02. PT-Albufeira - Legacy Club
21.02. PT-Cascais - Stairway Club
01.03. F-Montpellier - Secret Place
02.03. F-Marseille - Molotov Club
04.03. I-Bologna - tba
06.03. CH-Sargans - Karibik Bar
07.03. CH-Chur - Palazzo
14.03. D-Potsdam - Club Charlotte
20.03. D-Essen - Turock
21.03. D-Stuttgart - JH Hallschlag
27.03. NL-Den Haag - Musicon
03.04. NL-Stadskanaal - Very Eavy Fest

 

more dates will be added soon

 

www.nightdemon.net  https://www.facebook.com/nightdemonband

https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

Absolva announce first tour dates for 2015 

ABSOLVA announce first tour dates for 2015, joined by LUKE APPLETON (ICED EARTH) on 2nd guitar, album plans....

 

We're very excited to announce our first tour dates for 2015, returning to Sound Control for a hometown Manchester show on 22nd February to begin the UK shows, before travelling to Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Poland and Czech Republic. The tour this time takes the title "In Some Wild Universe" from the "Anthems To The Dead" album.

 

Chris Appleton says "We're very lucky to be able to add my brother LUKE APPLETON of ICED EARTH on 2nd guitar for these tour dates. With drummer Martin already shaping a formidable rhythm section with bassist Karl, the prospect of adding Luke's quality and precision on guitar is too good to miss. I'd like to record once again my sincere thanks to JON SCHAFFER of ICED EARTH for giving us his blessing".

The tour schedule confirmed so far is this....

 

FEBRUARY
22 : UK : MANCHESTER : SOUND CONTROL


MARCH
5 : UK : EDINBURGH : BANNERMANS
6 : UK : DUMFRIES : MOUNT SYDNEY
7 : UK : WHITEHAVEN : THREE TUNS
13 : DE : MUHLHAUSEN : KULTURFABRIK
14 : DE : HERDORF : RATTENLOCH
15 : NL : EMMEN : BLANKO
19 : DE : WALDBRONN : SOUNDCHECK ONE
20 : BE : NAMUR : LE MAGICK
27 : FR : SAINT-MAURICE-COLOMBIER : BARACAT
28 : DE : RENCHEN : COME INN
29 : BE : AALTER : KADANS


APRIL
3 : NL : KERKRADE : ROCK TEMPLE
4 : DE : OER-ERKENSCHWICK : JOE'S
5 : DE : BALINGEN : SONNENKELLER
9 : PL : POZNAN : KLUB U BAZYLA
10 : PL : WROCLAW : CIENMA STRONA
11 : PL : TYCHY : UNDERGROUND
12 : CZ : PRAGUE : HELLS BELLS

 

Chris adds.... "A new setlist is being put together for 2015 which will include songs from "Flames Of Justice" and "Anthems To The Dead" but also some brand new songs which the band is currently working on. Writing has begun towards a 3rd studio album in 2015 and we're very happy to say Luke will be co-writing which is a mouth-watering prospect".

Black Rain - New Album on PledgeMusic

Hey dudes,

 

we’ve got some really great news for you. BlackRain’s gonna record its new album in January. And we can announce you one more thing. It’s gonna be the best album we’ve ever made. A mix between the best of “License To Thrill”, “Lethal Dose Of…” and “It Begins” with the best songs we’ve ever written and the best sound we can produce.

 

We can tell you this cause we made about hundred songs during the past 2 years. And we only picked the best ones. We pick the essence of what we thing BlackRain really is. Each of the 14 tracks we’re gonna record has been changed so many times to find the perfect arrangement. We’ve worked again and again and again on each demo. We’ve spent hours and hours to rehearse them to be able to play them perfectly once we get in the studio.

 

This upcoming album’s got plenty of different kind of songs. There will be kick ass riffs, rock n’ roll songs party songs but also emotion. You’ll also ear double kick, gospels, bagpipes, African percussions and…. a Chinese guy.


To have the best sound, we worked with our friend Christophe Capelli, to build the dream custom guitars. After many tries, we’ve capture the essence of the sound we were looking for.

 

Ok, we have to tell you one more thing. The guy behind the recording will be Jack Douglas. You know this guy. He has worked with so many legends like John Lennon, Aerosmith, The Who, Cheap Trick, Slash and so on. But he also worked with BlackRain on our last album. This time we’ll fly to LA to record the whole stuff in the Spitfire Studio in the hills of Hollywood.

 

So guys, as you can see, the project is quite serious. But this costs money. We could have ask money to labels. But labels are poor today. Because you download too much. And we also download too much. And we love to do it, to put the songs on our phone, to party with these songs. But we’re missing the point.

I told you we need some money. So we decided to work our ass off. We’ve worked night and days to earn the gold we need. But at the end, it still missing 15000 dollars. We try to ask the bank to lend it but you can imagine what they said.

 

That’s where you can be very helpful guys. You are tens of thousands of fans to follow us on social networks for years. Some of you have become friends. We met so incredible people thanks to our music. So we made up our mind. We didn’t want to ask your money without counterparts. That’s where a pledge campaign is perfect. We have a bunch of things to sell. Things we don’t use anymore but that can interest you. We have our past custom guitars, our first backdrops, the first limited edition single of “Innocent Rosie”, and a some other great stuffs.

 

But we also have time, time for you. We can write a song for you, about you or anybody that count for you, we can invite you at our rehearsal, we can give you special guitars, drums or ski lessons. We also gonna make a special track at the end of the album to thanks all the fans that choose the option.
And of course, for any item you choose, you’ll be able to download the whole album for free. We really want to include you on this next record.


For those who discover us today, we tell you welcome. Thank you for helping us to make this happen. Our aim is to release the best rock album of the year. It has always been our dream and we’ll never give it up.

We are BlackRain, we are french, we play rock, and we’re gonna kick your ass.

 

Last but not least 5% of the final goal will be donated as a charity to the MRH45 association that promote impaired moto pilots.

The Answer's about to Raise A Little Hell

Hey folks, Cormac here. We’re delighted to be able to let you see the finished pack shot artwork for our new album ‘Raise A Little Hell’.


All the artwork has been designed by Sebastian Jerke and we’re very excited about how it looks. Also here is the full strea
m of our album track ‘I Am What I Am’ and which some of you may have already heard on Planet Rock (http://soundcloud.com/theanswerrock/i-am-what-i-am-1). We’re really looking forward to a fantastic 2015 and hope to see you down the front next year.

 

Cheers!

 

Pre-order for 'Raise A Little Hell' available at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/theanswer

 

LORD VOLTURE CONFIRMED FOR SKULLFEST

In 2015 LORD VOLTURE will play a show at the SkullFest metal festival in the South of Belgium. For the past years SkullFest has hosted grand acts such as Evile, Steelwing, Suicidal Angels, Absolva, Crucified Barbara, Majesty, Toxic Holocaust, Battle Beast, Enforcer and Bloodbound. Our mates from Conorach are also on the bill for 2015.

Cool stuff to be had at Queensryche's Pledge Music campaign!

Have you pledged yet? Get in on some cool goodies while you can!! Only 30 signed CD's left, only 15 personal phone call with your favorite member of QR and your own custom hoodie left, and the Handwritten Lyric Sheet is already SOLD OUT!!! Check it out: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche

 

"Hi all,

 

It’s been a turbulent year for Queensrÿche and we have decided to harness that energy and drive into making a killer new record!

 

This is where you can pre-order the album which will be out next year plus a variety of other items we wanted to sell with it to make the album buying process more interesting for you. We are also offering a very special opportunity to join Queensrÿche as an investor*. This will mean, if you are one of the lucky ones that qualify, you will become a regular part of the Queensrÿche team and benefit from the anticipated growth of our business.

 

The album will be out next year, so in the meantime we will be delivering special bonus content for free to all those who order something here as a reward and thanks for your support. This will be delivered to you in the Updates page above for the next few months.

 

However, for those of you who don’t want to buy anything yet, we are also starting the Queensrÿche fan cub again and you will be able to join that for free. It will give you access to first news on shows, meet & greets and other exciting stuff – watch this space!"

SPV press release - SPV and RODEOSTAR Records join forces

Hamburg –The Hanover based company SPV will distribute the Releases from Hamburgs Rodeostar Records. Moreover the Product-Management Team from SPV´s Steamhammer Label will encourage Rodeostar. 

“Our cooperation was very successful in the Past, that's why I'm very happy about our return to SPV and looking forward to work again with the likes of Frank Uhle, Georg Schroeder and the whole SPV staff. We will bring well-established Acts to this relationship and assemble exciting Newcomers!” says Rodeostar Managing Director Thorsten Harm. 

 

With new Albums from “Ski-King” (Release Date: 27.02.15) and “Waltari” the collaboration will start, followed by more releases in the second half of 2015 – for example the upcoming new Studio Album from “Lotto King Karl, which marks the 20th year of his career.

 

SPV´s Managing Director Frank Uhle adds: “I´m excited, that the Rodeostar team is back with SPV and such high-class releases! I'm very positive, that our, in many terms, matching mindsets will help us to create a very successful future.”

Nordic Giants News

Following the band's performance at a sold-out Old Market Street, Brighton and preceding their debut album on Kscope due March 2015, it is with great pleasure to present the next tour for Nordic Giants, their first venture into mainland Europe as support to Iceland’s enigmatic Solstafir.

 

January 2015
27th Nouveau Casino, Paris, FR
28th Le Ferrailluer, Nantes, FR
29th Dynamo, Toulouse, FR
30th CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon, FR
31st Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland, CH
February:
1st Cafe Central, Weinheim, DE
2nd FZW, Dortmund, DE
3rd Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, DE
4th Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
5th Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SW
7th Debaser, Stockholm, SW

 

The band have also been confirmed for two special debut festival performances

February 2015:
28th La Ferme Festival, Louvain La Neuve, BE (http://www.lafermefestival.be/)
March 2015:
12th Aloud Music Festival, Barcelona, ES (http://www.aloudmusicfestival.com/)

 

Hit the band's networks for regular updates:

http://www.nordicgiants.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/nordicgiants

www.kscopemusic.com/nordicgiants

Black Star Riders Reveal Album Artwork And Track listings For “The Killer Instinct” 23rd February 2015

UK & Eire Tour – March 2015

 

Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour with Europe.

 

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. “The Killer Instinct” will be released in different formats: CD, Limited 2 CDs Digibook, Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl and Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (available for mail orders only) and the band are pleased to release the album artwork.

 

Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick talks about the new artwork ‘It’s a bit of a continuation from ‘All Hell Breaks Loose,’ people will see link, it’s very Rock N Roll. It’s going to look cool.’

 

The band also announce the full tracklistings for the various album formats below.

 

CD
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar

 

LIMITED 2CD DIGIBOOK
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar


Bonus CD:
1. Gabrielle
2. The Reckoning Day
3.The Killer Instinct (Acoustic)
4.Blindsided (Acoustic)
5.Charlie I Gotta Go (Acoustic)
6.Finest Hour (Acoustic)

 

LIMITED GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go


Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

 

LIMITED GATEFOLD CLEAR VINYL (Mail Order Only
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go


Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

 

Black Star Riders head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with Europe throughout March 2015.

 

March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

 

Tickets are available from all usual outlets.  The Amorettes are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc

BLACKLIST UNION SIGNS WITH DOUG GOLDSTEIN AND WHEN PIGS FLY ENTERTAINMENT

Los Angeles hard rock act Blacklist Union have signed a management deal with Doug Goldstein and When Pigs Fly Entertainment.  Goldstein, who famously took on Guns N' Roses in 1991 and Blind Melon, amongst others, will guide Blacklist Union through the next phase of their career.

 

The band has also brought in Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen to fill the role of Creative Director and Blacklist Union mainstay, Tony West, had this to say about the new relationship, "It’s great to finally have someone that delivers and the controversy doesn’t overshadow the music." And per Cohen's participation, "I'm super excited to be working with her." 

 

Doug Goldstein: "Back to Momo is the best rock record I've heard since "Appetite For Destruction" and remarked that  "Tony West is the hardest working rock star that I have ever known."

 

Blacklist Union has also completed work on their new single, "Alive N Well Smack in the Middle of Hell.”  Produced by Chris Johnson, the song has a positive message and is about surviving amongst the madness and not letting the sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll kill you. No matter what, you will be okay and make it through. The single will be released on 11 January 2015.

 

A video for the track has been shot and was directed and produced by Matt Zane of Society 1. The band is really going to push the envelope with this high quality production video and showcase taboo and voodoo at its finest.

 

"Alive N Well Smack in the Middle of Hell" will be featured on the upcoming album, Back To Momo, which is due to be released on 24 April 2015.

 

SPINEFARM SIGNS STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS

NEW ALBUM OUT IN 2015.

 

Five nutcases. A whole bunch of instruments. The Finnish countryside. All that adds up to Steve 'N' Seagulls. This ragtag crew has been active since 2011, but they hit like a hammer in the summer of 2014, thanks to the popularity of their YouTube videos, which found them offering up S'N'S'ed versions of metal classics like Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck."

 

The videos have earned praise and coverage from the elite of the metal world, with Guitar World, Revolver, Loudwire, Blabbermouth and Metal Sucks picking up on and writing about their efforts. 'Nuff said.

 

Now you have the chance to see and hear Steve 'N' Seagulls for yourself, as the band has signed to Spinefarm.

 

Banjo keeps a rollin' and accordion keeps on burnin'. Your quality of life will probably be greatly improved once you mindmeld with this musical experience. Hold on to your hats and skirts, kids!

 

Steve 'N' Seagulls are: Pukki Kaalinen on double bass and vocals; Wild Till Hiltunen on accordion, mandolin and Casio; Herman de German on banjo, guitar and vocals; Remmel on vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin; and Puikkonen on drums, percussions and vocals.

 

One thing Steve 'N' Seagulls want you to know? They are not a joke act or a novelty.

 

"It took us about three years to get the sound we were aiming at," the band said of its origins and history. "We wanted to give a new life to songs we grew up with, not just do basic covers, and our agency provided the opportunity. Our agency needed a 'concept band' for theme events in restaurants. Now, we had been doing those kind of gigs before and knew the places to be probably half-empty. Still, it sounded like a fun project, so we took the job. After the first 20-gig tour, we wanted to keep on doing it and they kept on booking us gigs in nightclubs, pubs, cruise boats and such. After replacing our singer, we posted 'The Trooper' video on YouTube simply because we hadn't published anything with the new lineup. Then it just took off somehow. But we aren't complaining!"

 

Three years of touring in Finland brought the band some local attention. But it was those videos posted on YouTube that have already brought the band further acclaim than it ever imagined. "All of this started out as a much more small-scale operation, but hey, we'll take all we can get!," they said.

 

The band is working its first album at Studio Bad Mama, which is located at the outskirts of its hometown. The concept is a mixture of S'N'S's love for music and a celebration of childhood idols.

 

Despite the fun nature of the band, it's not a novelty act, with Steve 'N' Seagulls saying, "Even though we like to have fun with music we also truly take it seriously. That's why we feel that Spinefarm is just the label for us. We've been basically working on songs that we find interesting and what makes us feel good and laugh. It looks like accidentally other people found them interesting too. We're absolutely stunned to be working on our first album with Spinefarm. It's important to us that label is also all about music."

 

Want another taste of Steve 'N' Seagulls? Have it here, as the band offers up its take on Metallica's epic power ballad "Nothing Else Matters." http://youtu.be/hoprxVHFQTw

 

Website:  http://stevenseagulls.com/    https://www.facebook.com/Stevenseagulls

UFO reveal tracklisting of upcoming album! Tracklisting of A CONSPIRACY OF STARS revealed

Of course you don’t need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, was cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years. A strong release consisting of eleven songs which combine everything that the group surrounding frontman Phil Mogg stands for: meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which we have associated with UFO from the start. The fact that A Conspiracy Of Stars was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) may be considered another successful element in a thoroughly consistent release. To cut a long story short: their 22nd studio recording to date sees UFO prove that past and present can be blended in a homogeneous whole.

 

A Conspiracy Of Stars presents UFO’s current line-up for the first time: along with the original members, Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) and Andy Parker (drums), lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, American bassist Rob De Luca joining the fold in 2012. De Luca is not only a brilliant instrumentalist but has also contributed two of the album tracks as a songwriter. The majority of the new material was composed by Vinnie Moore, the album also featuring a song by Paul Raymond and a collaboration between Raymond and De Luca. The lyrics were penned by frontman Phil Mogg.

 

TRACKLISTING Digipak

 

01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
04. Sugar Cane
05. Devils In The Detail
06. Precious Cargo
07. The Real Deal
08. One And Only
09. Messiah Of Love
10. Rolling Rolling
11. King Of The Hill (Bonus Track)

 

TRACKLISTING Jewel Case

 

01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
04. Sugar Cane
05. Devils In The Detail
06. Precious Cargo
07. The Real Deal
08. One And Only
09. Messiah Of Love
10. Rolling Rolling

 

Tracklisting LP

Side 1

01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
Side 2

01. Sugar Cane
02. Devils In The Detail
03. Precious Cargo
Side 3

01. The Real Deal
02. One And Only
03. Messiah Of Love
Side 4

01. Rolling Rolling

02. King Of The Hill (Bonus Track)

 

23 February 2015 will see the European release (Scandinavia: 18 February 2015 / Germany: 20 February 2015 / US: 3 March 2015) as Digipak (including poster and bonus track), jewel case, vinyl coloured double LP and download.

 

TOUR DATES 2015

FEBRUARY

Fri 20 Germany, Barby – Rautenkranz

Sat 21 Germany, Berlin – K17

Sun 22 Germany, Hagen/Osnabrück – Saal Stock

Mon 23 Germany, Hamburg – Downtown Blues Club

Wed 25 Germany, Mannheim – Alte Seilerei

Thu 26 Germany, Bochum – Zeche

Fri 27 Germany, Siegburg – Kubana

Sat 28 Germany, Affalter – Zur Linde

MARCH

Mon 02 Germany, Rostock – Mau Club

Wed 04 Poland, Warsaw – Stodola

Thu 05 Lithuania, Vilnius – Forum Palace

Fri 06 Poland, Krakow – Kwadrat

Sat 07 Czech Rep., Zlin – Masters of Rock Café

Mon 09 Germany, Burgrieden/Ulm – Riffelhof

Tue 10 Germany, Osterode – Dorster Festhalle

Wed 11 Germany, Freiburg – Jazzhaus

Thu 12 Switzerland, Zug – Choller Halle

APRIL

Thu 16 England, Norwich – Waterfront

Fri 17 England, Cambridge – Junction

Sat 18 England, Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall

Sun 19 England, Manchester – Ritz

Tue 21 Ireland, Dublin – The Academy

Wed 22 N. Ireland, Belfast – The Limelight

Fri 24 England, Glasgow – O2 ABC

Sat 25 England, Newcastle – O2 Academy

Sun 26 England, Leeds – O2 Academy

Tue 28 England, Nottingham – Rock City

Thu 30 England, Bristol – O2 Academy

MAY

Fri 01 England, Falmouth – Pavilion

Sat 02 England, Exeter – Phoenix

Sun 03 England, Salisbury – City Hall

Tue 05 England, Brighton – Concorde 2

Wed 06 England, Oxford – O2 Academy

Thu 07 England, London – HMV Forum

 

UFO are: Rob De Luca (bass), Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) 

 

www.ufo-music.info    https://www.facebook.com/UFOofficial  www.spv.de https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial    

SAXON FORCED TO POSTPONE UK TOUR

Saxon regret to inform UK fans that the remaining tour dates have been postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to hospital on Monday night; more details will follow as soon as available.

 

Biff Byford says: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more. He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”

 

The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as 'The Holy Trinity' - Saxon's seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.

 

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows: Tickets are valid for the new dates.

February 3rd NEWCASTLE Academy
February 4th NOTTINGHAM Rock City
February 5th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
February 6th OXFORD Academy
February 7th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

 

The band and management would like to apologise to all involved for any inconvenience caused.

MOXY Signs With Escape Music

Canadian classic hard rockers MOXY signs with Escape Music to release the 40th Anniversary CD+DVD in Europe/UK. A release is scheduled for March 2015.


The MOXY 40th Anniversary package will include: Live DVD/CD from the Sound Academy in Toronto as well as a Re-Record of the best of from the first 3 albums: MOXY I, MOXY II and Riding High.

 

This is what founding member Earl Johnson had to say:

 

‘It has been a long career for MOXY and what better way to celebrate the music for our 40th anniversary then with this unique package which will be made available through Escape Music in 2015. It gives me great pleasure to see these classic songs come to life with some fresh blood and a brand new recording. We didn’t just re-master the songs like a lot of people are doing today but instead we stripped them down, built them back up and re-recorded them to be more contemporary sonically with the recordings of today.’

 

MOXY current line-up:

Earl Johnson (Lead Guitar)
Nick Walsh (Lead Vocals) – Slik Toxik, Famous Underground
Alexis Von Kraven (Drums) – Metal Machine, Exorcism
Rob Robbins (Guitar, Background Vocals) – Steel Lily
Oscar Anasetti (Bass, Background Vocals) – Rabid Hole

 

The promo clip for ‘MOXY 1974-2014: 40 years and still RIDING HIGH‘ can be viewed below:

 

 


When MOXY first exploded onto the scene in 1974 with their hit song ‘Can’t You See I’m a Star’ They were destined to become part of the alumni of heavy hitting Canadians making a mark in the U.S.A. MOXY renegotiated a new contract with Polydor of Canada for distribution in affiliation with Mercury Records who reissued the self-titled debut album in North America and worldwide in 1976.

Just a year after the first album for Canadian fans, it was just three short months later that the reissued copy of the first MOXY album was released in the U.S., MOXY II received international press coverage for the band. Most reviews predicted success for the band and comparisons were made to Aerosmith, Rush and Deep Purple.MOXY II was also highly acclaimed on its release by Geoff Barton of the UK music publication Sounds Magazine, who made the album available to its readers for the special price of only £1.50. Geoff Barton would later refer to MOXY as the Canadian Led Zeppelin.

MOXY saw success touring the U.S. with the likes of such artists as Boston, Styx, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Rainbow just to name a few.



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 Exciting Nightwish News!

We are proud to announce the release of our first single called 'Élan', which will be out on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast!

 

“Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a slave, To meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.” 

-  Walt Whitman

 

Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “This beautiful quote from my hero Uncle Walt was the starting point for writing 'Élan'. The underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It´s important to surrender yourself to the occasional 'free fall' and not to fear the path less travelled by. 'Élan' is a wonderful teaser for the full-length album, giving out a little taste, but revealing very little of the actual Journey of Grandeur to come…”

 

‘Élan’ tracklisting:

CD:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
3. Élan (alternate version)
4. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

 

Vinyl:
Side A:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)


Side B
1. Élan (alternate version)
2. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

 

Nightwish Shop offers Élan as CDS, 10” MLP (four different colors) and also as exclusive CDS+shirt bundles. Preorder yours at: http://shop.nightwish.com

 

NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.

 


The yet-untitled new studio album will be the first one to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen.
Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; KaiHahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.

 

Check out all previous “making of album 2015” trailers:

Trailer #1 - The Cabin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB1IrA8FwrY
Trailer #2 - By The Lake: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhsFClj0U4
Trailer #3 - Inside His Head: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ9PFUZ9uGs
Trailer #4 - Summer camp: http://youtu.be/tJF4Twus_08
Trailer #5 - More campers: http://youtu.be/On9V0QBoFW4
Trailer #6 - New Hometown: http://youtu.be/XxcuVtdR6po
Trailer #7 - Almost There: http://youtu.be/xPoVHMT2Gcc
Trailer #8 - London: http://youtu.be/r0ivbQz3IGI

 

You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release, »Showtime, Storytime«, at this destination:http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime


or from the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com
or via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet): http://georiot.co/2SNi

www.nightwish.com | www.facebook.com/nightwish | www.nuclearblast.de/nightwish

MOTÖRHEAD ENJOY THE START OF THEIR 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH A 2015 GRAMMY NOMINATION

Lemmy & co to begin work on their 22nd studio album in January...

"IF WE moved in next door, your lawn would die!"

 

So said Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister to a reporter back in 1975, when Motörhead had just formed. And as the band look forward to their 40th Anniversary year in 2015, they can reflect on thousands of scorched gardens, over 30 million albums and millions of concert tickets sold, plus their fourth Grammy nomination, in the 2015 ceremony's Best Metal Performance category for "Heartbreaker," a track from one of their best-selling records ever, Aftershock. It offers the band a chance to pick up their second Grammy Award, having won the same category in 2005. Not a bad start to the year's forthcoming festivities!

 

Those festivities will include the band coming together in Los Angeles this January to commence work on their 22nd studio album with Cameron Webb once again at the production helm, and an already sold-out series of tour dates which promise to see Motörhead not just enjoying familiar turf but striding proudly into new pastures. In support of the new record, the band will headline tours at summer festivals in Europe beginning in late May through August, and then a U.S. tour from late August through September, ending with their second annual Motörboat Cruise. Then it’s back to Europe in late November through December for their traditional winter headline run.

 

Yes, what a difference a year makes. Last February, Lemmy was slowly recovering from some major health upheavals, but starting with the monumental April 2014 Coachella appearances, he has swiftly bolstered his health and proceeded to lead the band through their most successful summer and winter of live dates yet, with record attendances in Germany and the street reverberating with the word that the boys were not just back in town, they were destroying lawns, houses, and entire blocks as they delivered some of the strongest Motörsets in years.

NEW POWERWOLF ALBUM COMING IN 2015

During the past six months we have been secretly busy writing songs for the follow up album to "Preachers of the night". By now the major part of the songwriting is finished and we're right now preparing for the studio work. The recordings will begin in early January and will keep us busy until March. The release is scheduled for summer 2015.

 

So, what can you expect? Without revealing too much at this early stage, you can expect an album that's 100% uncompromising POWERWOLF-stuff.


There's songs to go wild to, there's epic and atmospheric stuff - and a lot of wolfish metal madness in between - and quite a bunch of songs that will be must-plays on any future POWERWOLF live show for damn sure. We can't wait to get this album shaped! We'll keep you posted!

 

EUROPE 10th ALBUM "WAR OF KINGS" - OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE BY UDR RECORDS

Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, "War of Kings", in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monsterously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

 


Joey Tempest: “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath.  And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON!”


Europe’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They re-united and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw Europe hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts, and War of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork Europe have put in over the last few years.


Joey adds “Hey! We took the long road! but we wanted to re-establish Europe the proper way. It’s taken 10 years and countless tours since the re-union, but we’re finally getting there! And we’ve done it our way!”


Europe will commence their roadwork supporting War of Kings with a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd (their first visit to Ireland in 25 years) before continuing in the UK with Black Star Riders.


Joey - “Looking forward to ‘tons’ of touring in 2015!
It’s getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band! It doesn’t get much better than this!”


Europe are:
Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards
John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
John Leven – bass, backing vocals
Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals


War of Kings tracklisting is as follows –
01. War Of Kings
02. Hole In My Pocket
03. Second Day
04. Praise You
05. Nothin’ To Ya
06. California 405
07. Days Of Rock n Roll
08. Children Of The Mind
09. Rainbow Bridge
10. Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11. Light It Up
12. Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental) - Digi & Japan releases only

Turbowolf news

" TWO HANDS " - Released via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy on April 6th

 

Bristolian alt-rockers Turbowolf, release their second album, ‘Two Hands’, on April 6th via Universal Music as the first band announced under the joint venture between Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy.

‘Two Hands’ is a master class in taking rock music to the outer limits and creating something truly unique. Stuffed to the gills with grooves, riffs and rhythms to make you lose your mind it reaches deep into the secret history of mankind, ponders the wonders of evolution and even includes references to the government’s mysterious mind control program, ‘MK Ultra’.

 

From the slow and sludgy Black Sabbath-esque chugs of ‘Pale Horse’, to the relentless, frantic beats of ‘American Mirrors’ and ‘Rich Gift’, to the more laid-back, trippy sounds of ‘Invisible Hand’ and ‘Toy Memaha’, Turbowolf have delivered an album of unassailable sonic adventure, with an abundance of eclectic electronics, throbbing bass, bruising drums, fizzing guitars and the kind of vocals from singer Chris Georgiadis, that have you believe he’s singing for his very survival.

 

And in amongst the far-reaching eccentricities that Turbowolf have made their own, the band have an impeccable ear for a hit with current single ‘Rabbits Foot’ eating up the airwaves with huge support at BBC Radio 1, and the likes of ‘Solid Gold’, and ‘Nine Lives’ delivering the kind of twisted melodies that will have your head spinning for days.

 

http://www.vevo.com/wat…/turbowolf/Rabbits-Foot/GBUV71401265

 

After spending most of 2013 writing the album, the band took to the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales to record it in a frenzied six weeks, breaking every rule they could in the search for sonic excellence. The result is an absolutely incredible body of work, co-produced with Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Band of Skulls, Opeth).

 

Turbowolf have just finished a 13-date stint as Special Guests on the sold-out Royal Blood UK tour, and the band are now heading out on their own December headline tour.

 

Prepare yourselves for the musical apocalypse that is Turbowolf – The Second Coming!

 

Headline Tour - ‘Download Freezes Over’, Support from Empress AD and God Damn

1st December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
2nd December – Deaf Institute, Manchester

4th December – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

5th December – Sound Circus, Bournemouth

6th December – Institute Temple, Birmingham

8th December – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
9th December – Dingwalls, London

 

"Stuffed to the guts with Turbowolf’s distinctive rubber-buzzsaw riffs and Technicolour stomp, boding well for a strong showing next year from one of the UK’s most under-appreciated rock bands.” – Clash Music

 

"Chris Georgiadis is also arguably one of Britain’s most charismatic frontmen. If the rest of the new album packs as much punch as 'Rabbits Foot', they could be on to something pretty remarkable indeed." – Q Online

Venom Reveal Stunning From The Very Depths Cover Art!

Venom announced the January 27 release of From The Very Depths (Spinefarm Records) last week, news that was met with elation among the metal community, from tastemakers to fans. The metal icons, who are pretty much responsible for authoring their own genre, have followed up the album release news by sharing the two-horns-up album artwork.

 

The cover is visually arresting, featuring skeletal beings bathed in red and orange tones. The image is dominated by the instantly recognizable Venom logo, and is a natural successor to the artwork for previous album, 2011’s ‘Fallen Angels’, also released via Spinefarm.

 

And to think this is merely the cover! The album's accompanying music slays, and early praise indicates that this could be one Venom’s best releases…ever. Even the album title is 100 per cent ‘Venomous’, referencing the band’s infamous live intro tape.

 

Screw the holiday season. January 27 can't get here fast enough!

 

The Quireboys go Unplugged & Personal

After an incredible 30th Anniversary World Tour, and by popular demand after last years highly acclaimed unplugged tour, The Quireboys are pleased to announce a very intimate string of evenings early 2015.

 

This is a great chance for all Quireboys fans nationwide to experience an audience with Spike, Paul, Keith & Guy in a very unique and laid back surrounding. The night will involve all the classics, rarities, surprises as well as a selection of new material ,played in unplugged arrangements as well as the all to famous QB banter n stories to create a very unique evening.

 

It may be only Rock n Roll, but even good old R'n'R has it's special moments and this is certainly one not to miss.

 

UK Leg is as follows and tickets go on sale today. Please remember these are intimate venues as was the case last year, sell out very quickly.

 

27 Feb: The Railway, Bolton
28 Feb: The Railway, Winchester
1 Mar: Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
6 Mar: The Live Rooms, Chester
7 Mar: The Attic @ Rushden Athletic Club, Rushden
8 Mar: The Musician, Leicester
9 Mar: The Robin2, Bilston
11 Mar: The Iron Road Rock Bar, Evesham
12 Mar: Static Rock Bar, Swansea
13 Mar: Fuel, Cardiff
15 Mar: The Brickmakers, Norwich
19 Mar: Warehouse 23, Wakefield
20 Mar: Yardbirds Rock Club, Grimsby
21 Mar: The Arts Centre, Bingley
22 Mar: The Diamond Live Lounge, Doncaster
26 Mar: Bannermans, Edinburgh
28 Mar: The Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena, Ireland

 

www.quireboys.com
www.chictalent.com

Wolfpakk Announce Rise Of The Animal

Wolfpakk unveil the cover for their new album "Rise Of The Animal", which will be released on February 27th on AFM Records.

The two alpha wolves Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss continue their journey on February 27th when WOLFPAKK's third album "Rise Of The Animal" will be released. For the follower to „Wolfpakk“ (2011) and „Cry Wolf“ (2013) again many high-class musicians contributed to make this a very special album once again.

 

Guest vocalists and musicians are a.o.:

Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween)
Marc Storace (Krokus)
Don Dokken (Dokken)
Andi Deris (Helloween)
Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)
John Norum (Europe)
Axel Rudi Pell
Al Barrow (Magnum)
Bob Daisley (ex-Black Sabbath)
Chris Slade (ex-AC/DC)
Simon Philips (ex-Toto).

 

Tracklisting:

01. Riders Of The Storm
02. Sock It To Me
03. Monkey On Your Back
04. Highlands
05. Black Wolf
06. Somewhere Beyond
07. Running Out Of Time
08. Grizzly Man
09. High Roller
10. Rise Of The Animal
11. Universe

 

The Answer - I Am What I Am

Hey folks, Cormac here. We’re finally glad to be able to let you good folk hear a kick ass track from our album called “I Am What I Am”. Click below to check out a preview stream and if you dig it then you can get the full track as free download with an album pre-order at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/theanswer/updates/45240.

 

Thanks to everyone who has already pre ordered the album, your support is really appreciated by all of us and we can’t wait for you all to hear this new record!

ISSA - Caught In The Crossfire

We are excited to announce CROSSFIRE, the brand new studio album from ISSA, the popular melodic rock Norwegian singer, which will be released on the label on February 20th in Europe and February 24th, 2015 in NorthAmerica.

 

This new release heads in a classic Melodic Rock / AOR musical direction with huge vocals, layers of keyboards and TONS of guitars! Think Roxette meets Romeos Daughter melted with 80’s Heart with modern production and you'll have an idea of what you are in for.

 

The album was produced by John Greatwood along with Vega ivory-tinkler James Martin.

 

 

Issa says: “After 5 years of working together with Tom and James, we had come up with a collection of songs I had to keep for myself.'' One song in particular sees ISSA teaming up with FM vocalist Steve Overland on the dramatic ballad “Raintown”. “This was a dream come true for me,” tells the Norwegian chanteuse. “Steve Overland is probably my favorite male singer and to get him on board was a true honor, his voice suits the song perfectly, wait till you hear this one!”

 

Other guest musicians who stepped up when asked to perform guest spots on the album include Daniel Palmqvist (XORIGIN), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline), Steve Newman (NEWMAN), Robert Sall (Work Of Art), Daniel Johansson (DEGREED), Stephen Chesney as well as a powerhouse choir including Pete Newdeck (IN FAITH/TAINTED NATION), Matt Black (FAHRAN) and Michael Kew (VEGA).

 

Check out an EPK with an Issa interview and samples of new songs here: http://youtu.be/nKBlMtLQWXk

 

OPERATION: MINDCRIME FEATURING FORMER QUEENSRYCHE FRONTMAN GEOFF TATE SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORD DEAL WITH FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- featuring singer Geoff Tate, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake / David Coverdale), drummer Simon Wright (AC?DC, Ronnie James Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) -- has signed a worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music Srl for their forthcoming trilogy project.

 

"All of us in Operation: Mindcrime are looking forward to the new frontier with our new label, Frontiers Music Srl," states Tate regarding the signing. "They're giving us the creative freedom necessary to do the trilogy project I've envisioned for the past few years. It's going to be great fun for all of us involved and we hope our fans will enjoy listening to it as much as we plan to enjoy creating and recording it."

Ecstatic to have the band on his label, Frontiers Music Srl President Serafino Perugino comments, "As a long time fan of Geoff Tate and Operation: Mindcrime (the album), I am truly honored that he decided to sign with my label to give a home to his forthcoming trilogy. We look forward to release Operation: Mindcrime's new music to the world!"

Tate, who has always enjoyed telling stories though his music, considers the creation of the forthcoming trilogy one of his biggest and most ambitious works to date.

 

"I tried to reduce the story and eventually got it down to 37 ideas that needed representing to complete the story," comments Geoff. "I knew that one record wouldn't cover it and that it would have to be a trilogy."

 

OPERATION: MINDCRIME, named after Queensryche's epic concept album from 1988, recently entered the studio to begin recording the album that is expected to be released in the late Spring / early Summer of 2015.

 

Stay tuned for further details of the project in the months ahead.

 

All things "OPERATION: MINDCRIME" can be found on their official site at www.operationmindcrime.com.

Frontiers Music Srl can be found online at www.frontiers.it.

Serious Black - Official : first new single unleashed!

„I Seek No Other Life“ ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnO-uRsdIgg the first single by melodic metallers SERIOUS BLACK is available now.


See the lyric video here ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnO-uRsdIgg

 

A new band - 6 members, 6 friends - all with huge experience and knowledge from many years in the business and being part of the most successful melodic metal bands: this is SERIOUS BLACK! The line-up consists of Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (ex-Visions Of Atlantis), Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), Jan Vacik (ex-Dreamscape) and (last but not least) the golden voice of Urban Breed (ex-Tad Morose). SERIOUS BLACK is different to many of the so-called “allstar” bands, because in fact, they are a real band. A band that crafted their incredible debut album “As Daylight Breaks” together, with every member involved into songwriting and recordings, a band that can’t wait to enter the stages. 

 

“As Daylight Breaks” (out on January 16th)is a real teamwork effort, a melodic metal jewel displaying conviction, amazing musicianship and outstanding songwriting. Fans who embrace classic melodic metal in the vein of Avantasia or Masterplan have found a new favorite band now: SERIOUS BLACK! On European tour with HammerFall in January/February 2015!

SPV/Steamhammer => Mother's Finest release new single for St. Nicholas Day!

New single "Shut Up" scheduled for digital release on December 06th, 2014.

 

American funk rock sensation Mother’s Finest will release their first new song since 11 years on December 06th as a present to all their European fans for St. Nicholas Day.

 

The digital single "Shut Up" is taken from the forthcoming album Goody 2 Shoes & The Filthy Beast , ready for a release date in spring 2015, and shows that the band is better than ever in delivering the perfect mixture between Rock and Funk.

 

The band says: "The song is about people who don't know when to shut up! A person who loves to hear themselves talk or someone who just talks their way into more trouble or a lover you wanna kiss and make love to but they can't shut up long enough for you to do that. After all you learn more by being quite and listening. The song was inspired by Joyce's riff and Dion filled in the rest of the groove with a good collaboration on the lyrics. A great rocker!"

 

Goody 2 Shoes & The Filthy Beast will be the band’s first studio recording since their 2003 release Meta-Funk’n-Physical. The current line-up includes vocalists Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock, bassist Wyzard and guitarist Moses Mo, all four original members of the first line-up dating back to 1970. Guitarist John Hayes and drummer Dion Derek have proved to complement Mother’s Finest perfectly since their comeback in 1989.

 

www.mothersfinest.com    www.spv.de

U.D.O. “Decadent” cover artwork and new tour dates

U.D.O. reveal cover artwork of their new album “Decadent” (which will be released on January 23rd in Europe and February 3rd  2015  in the US) and announce the first dates of their European tour 2015. More dates will follow soon.

U.D.O. Decadent Tour:


Mar 06, 2015 D-Würzburg - Posthalle
Mar 07, 2015 D-München - Backstage
Mar 11, 2015 D-Hamburg - Markthalle

Mar 13, 2015 D-Kiel - Pumpe 6
Mar 14, 2015 DK-Kolding - Godset
Mar 18, 2015 D-Bochum - Zeche
Mar 19, 2015 D-Losheim/Saarland - Eisenbahnhalle
Mar 20, 2015 D-Andernach - JUZ
Mar 21, 2015 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
Mar 22, 2015 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
Mar 25, 2015 D-Nürnberg - Hirsch
Mar 26, 2015 D-Berlin - C Club
Mar 27, 2015 D-Leipzig - Hellraiser
Mar 28, 2015 D-Regensburg - Airport
Mar 31, 2015 GB-London - The Garage
Apr 03, 2015 GB-Nuneaton - Queens Hall
Apr 09, 2015 E-Madrid - Sala Caracol
Apr 10, 2015 E-Valladolid - Polideportivo
Apr 11, 2015 E-Zaragoza - CC Delicias
Apr 12, 2015 E-Barcelona - Sala Salamandra
Apr 14, 2015 E-Ibiza Wacken Cruise - tba
Apr 16, 2015 E-Valencia - Sala Rock City
Apr 23, 2015 S-Stockholm - Klubben
Apr 24, 2015 S-Borlänge - Liljan
Apr 25, 2015 S-Gothenborg - Trädgårn
Apr 26, 2015 S-Malmö - KB
Apr 30, 2015 N-Oslo - Vulkan Arena
May 01, 2015 N-Haugesund - Karmoygeddon Festival
May 02, 2015 N-Trondheim - Byscenen

UFO - Brand New Studio Album ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ Released 23rd February 2015 On Steamhammer / SPV / 17 Date UK & Irish Tour Announced

Multi-million selling veteran classic British hard rock / metal band UFO have confirmed the release of their 21st studio album, ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’, on Steamhammer / SPV Records, on February 23rd 2015.

 Recorded, produced and mixed in his studio in Deal, Kent, by Chris Tsangarides, (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy , Gary Moore etc), ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ will be available as a Digipak (including poster and bonus track), jewel case CD, double vinyl LP and download.  

 

UFO, who are scheduled to tour Germany, Poland, The Czech Republic, Lithuania and Switzerland in February and March, have also lined up an extensive 17 date UK and Irish tour in April and May 2015.

 

 Dates are:-  

Thu 16th April            Norwich – Waterfront

Fri 17th April               Cambridge – Junction

Sat 18th April              Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall

Sun 19th April            Manchester – Ritz

Tue 21st April             Dublin – The Academy

Wed 22nd April           Belfast – The Limelight

Fri 24th April               Glasgow – O2 ABC

Sat 25th April              Newcastle – O2 Academy

Sun 26th April            Leeds – O2 Academy

Tue 28th April             Nottingham – Rock City

Thu 30th April            Bristol – O2 Academy

Fri 1st May                  Falmouth – Pavilion

Sat 2nd May                Exeter – Phoenix

Sun 3rd May               Salisbury – City Hall

Tue 5th May                Brighton – Concorde 2

Wed 6th May               Oxford – O2 Academy

Thu 7th May                London – HMV Forum  

‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’, the follow up to 2012’s hugely acclaimed ‘Seven Deadly’ album, (which charted at number 1 in the UK rock chart, 63 in the national album chart and 9 in the UK Indie chart), is an even more accomplished body of work than its predecessor.  

Classic Rock Magazine’s Geoff Barton awarded ‘Seven Deadly’ 8/10 in his lead review in the February 2012 issue, stating that “UFO’s first studio album since 2009’s ‘The Visitor’ is bursting with creativity and athleticism…It’s positively febrile. Mogg, in particular, is at the top of his game. He carries the record with his passion. His singing has all the vim and vigour it had on ‘Strangers In The Night’, their legendary 1979 live album; maybe even more.  His lyrics remain as erudite and evocative as anything Mellencamp, say, has ever written. ‘Seven Deadly’ begins in frantic fashion before settling into a groove that’s powerful and reflective, complex and involving. ‘Mojo Town’, the third track, is a gigantic jangling blues monster that brings guitarist Vinnie Moore to the fore; you won’t believe this so-called ‘technical musician’ can play so raw. ‘Burn Your House Down’ is packed full of loping menace; ‘Angel Station’ builds from a gentle balled into something sprawling and magnificent, complete with the added frisson of female backing vocals…In an album of numerous high spots, and tons of twists and turns, the best is left to last. ‘Waving Goodbye’, enhanced by Tommy Newton’s massive production job, is as mournful as it is monumental.”  

UFO, an unstoppable act who are clearly firing fully on all 4 cylinders, state that “A Conspiracy Of Stars is another successful combination of those typical UFO elements with fresh, contemporary ideas. We’re confident that not only our longstanding supporters will get their money’s worth, but that younger rock fans will also enjoy the album. We look forward to seeing you on tour!”  

Line Up:   Phil Mogg – Vocals, Paul Raymond – Guitar / Keyboards, Vinnie Moore – Guitar, Andy Parker – Drums, Rob De Luca – Bass  

www.ufo-music.info     www.spv.de

 

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