complete artwork for "ANNIHILATE THE EVIL"!! Be sure to
put this one on your wish list for September 1st, 2017. On LIMB
The album was recorded and produced by the same team (Producer RD
LIAPAKIS and engineer CHRISTIAN SCHMID) and in the
same studio (THE PROPHECY STUDIOS) as the previous releases. The
cover artwork was done by UWE JARLING and the booklet design by
JONAS SANDERS, the drummer for PROPAIN, and a good friend of the
band, was enlisted to play the drum tracks for this new album.
Be prepared for 12 COMBAT METAL tracks that will get you in their
The band: Filip “Flype” Lemmens: Vocals, Erwin Suetens:
Guitars, Thierry van der Zanden: Guitars, Serge Bastaens: Bass,
Jonas Sanders: Drums
announce release date for 'PimpKings' on AFM Records
upcoming release will be a special one for band leader Roland
Grapow, because it shows the man revisiting his Helloween past.
"PumpKings" includes 11 songs which Roland contributed
to Helloween's rich legacy during his time in the band. These
songs have been re-recorded by Masterplan's current line-up
recently. "PumpKings" will be released on July 28th as
Digipak and colored (of course ORANGE
double Vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
02. Someone's Crying
04. Step Out Of Hell
05. Mr. Ego
06. Still We Go
07. Escalation 666
08. The Time Of The Oath
10. The Dark Ride
11. Take Me Home
Brink join forces with the NWOBHR Frontiers Music Srl are
the trend of finding the cream of the crop of the current New Wave
of British Hard Rock, Frontiers Music Srl is excited to present to
the world our newest signing, THE BRINK for a multi-album
out music videos for "One Night Only" and "Never
Again" at the links below:
by classic bands of both past and present, The
Brink, Tom Quick (vocals), Alex Bittles (lead guitar), Izzy
Trixx (rhythm guitar), Gary Connor (bass guitar), and Davide DRAKE
Bocci (drums), truly bring new life and a new energy to the
British hard rock table. They are producing a vibrant, new, 21st
Century form of balls-to-the-wall rock n roll! With a reputation
for being one of the most hard-working bands in the country, The
Brink show no evidence of slowing down or losing the passion they
have for rock music. Weaving delicate harmonies, both vocal and
instrumental, together with hard driving rock riffs, they have
created a fresh style of their own, enticing fans from a variety
of rock genres. Fueled by stellar influences, they create fist
pumping anthems and epic ballads built for the stadium stage. With
a live performance filled with excitement and vivacity to go with
songwriting chops befitting early Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, The
Brink are a must listen!
rock n roll journey started in Wisbech & Cambridge. They have
worked their way up the ladder to headline in places such as
London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham and Lincoln!
With two E.P.s under their belt and much more to come, the future
looks bright and the road long. This bunch certainly have what it
takes to go the distance.
band states, “After many years of hard work and lots of up’s
and down’s, we can finally say that we are signed! It is an
absolute honor to be signed to Frontiers. With a great roster of
some of the world’s greatest rock bands of all time, this is
truly a fantastic opportunity and privilege to join that kind of
company. Now we will continue to push and turn this great
opportunity given to us into everything we have ever wanted!! We
cannot wait to finish the album and deliver it to rock fans around
Brink is hard at work recording their debut album, which is
expected to be released in late 2017 early 2018.
& Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Italian
Progressive Metal band SOUL SECRET for the release of their fourth
album “Babel” which will be released on July 28th, 2017. Songs
from this record will premiere live in Germany at the band’s
opening performance for this year’s NIGHT OF THE PROG FESTIVAL
at the Loreley on July 14th, opening for none other than MIKE
Secret are an Italian progressive metal band based in Naples.
After a long time playing together, they hit the market in 2008
with their debut album „Flowing Portraits“, published by
ProgRock Records and with Mark Basile (DGM) as guest singer on the
whole album. This album was highly praised by the critics and let
them play on stage together with bands like Pendragon, Vanden Plas
and Subsignal. After three years the band published „Closer To
Daylight“ under Galileo Records, a heavier album featuring Marco
Sfogli (James LaBrie Band) on „River’s Edge“ and Arno Menses
on the acclaimed 16+ minutes suite „Aftermath“. After playing
together again with Subsignal and Vanden Plas, the band decided to
change the singer and to start working on a new album. While
writing it, they played together with Haken and Neal Morse Band.
Their third release, called „4“, was their first concept album
and released on April 10th 2015 (October 4th in USA) by GoldenCore
Records and distributed by Zyx Music.
new album, titled „BABEL“, will be released by Pride & Joy
Music on July 28th 2017 and will be previewed at Night Of The Prog,
opening Mike Portnoy’s show. BABEL is a concept album, covering
topics like religion and love and ranging from classic progressive
rock to more modern progressive metal, with influences from djent,
electronic and latin music. The artwork was completely designed by
Thomas Ewerhard and the mix handled by Alex Argento (Virgil Donati,
Claudio Casaburi (Bass), Luca Di Gennaro (Keyboards), Lino Di
Pietrantonio (Vocals), Antonio Mocerino (Drums), Antonio Vittozzi
& Joy Music is delighted to announce the signing of Swedish
Hard Blues Rock band BADGE for the release of their third album
“If It Hurts It Must Be Good”! The release was set to July
was put together by guitarist/singer Matti Norlin and drummer
Fredrik Haake in 2002. Matti´s love for Pre War Blues and both
their ambition to create new and exciting music is the drive.
then BADGE has released two albums „Kill Another Fuzz“ in 2010
and „If I Could Love I’d Love This“ in 2013. Their new
album“ If It Hurts It Must Be Good“ will be available via
Pride & Joy Music from July 28th, 2017.
focus on energy, new paths and groove, but always to serve the
song, BADGE has been breaking new ground ever since. Even though
they started out with the old Blues in mind, they never thought
about themselves as a Blues band. Rather a band that makes it’s
own mark with many influences.
2013 BADGE was picked to represent Sweden in the European Blues
Challenge. In 2014 Matti Norlin and Fredrik Haake got a
composer-scholarship from SKAP (Swedish Society of song-writers)
for the music of BADGE, and the video for the track “If I Could
Love This” reached over 135.000 views on YouTube.
the new album „If It Hurts It Must Be Good„, they have really
come a long way as far as songwriting and getting a unique sound
on print! The first advance single from the album, „Break
Down“, was picked by Swedish national radio as one of the top 30
songs of Rock in 2015!
Norlin has released four solo albums: Pre War Blues (1995),
Kitchen Sink Blues (1998), Sliding Out (2002) and LIVE –
Blues Three Floors Up (2010). Matti has established himself as a
great blues artist and is one of the most perceptive interpreters
of early Scandinavian „Pre War Blues“. He has also appeared on
records with Sam Mitchell (ex-Rod Stewart’s band), Nicolai
Dunger and Tony & The Bitters (interpretations of the Swedish
death metal band Dismember).
Haake has previously played with New York band God is my co-pilot
as he made several tours with, both in Europe and the U.S. Fredrik
was involved in two of the band’s CDs. He also starred in his
New York period in Jim Sclavunos (from Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds)
new band The Vanity Set and recorded an album with Roger Manning.
Fredrik has also been featured in Sideburn, Moa and
Swedish-American heavy metal band Meldrum who toured with:
Motorhead, Zakk Wylde Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, and
„Z“ Zethzon is featured in Swedish Classic rock band „Lugnet“
who released their debut last year. He also appears on two albums
with Clifftones. In -98 Lennart put down the bass for Leda
Battisti’s self title release, featuring Grammy Award winner
Music Srl announce signing of AOR newbies Creye
Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of one of the most
exciting AOR newcomers to the scene, CREYE! Hailing from Sweden
(of course!), Creye was
founded by Grand Slam guitarist Andreas Gullstrand. The band
recently released a debut EP which shows enormous potential and
immediately sparked interest from Frontiers. With soaring vocals
and harmonies and melodies that seem to have been taken straight
from the 80’s masterpieces of AOR music, Creye are here to stay
and the multi-album deal signed with leading Italian rock label
Frontiers Music Srl will help them pursue the goals they are
determined and very serious to achieve for their career.
were very picky when it came to choosing a suitable label for
us,” says Andreas. “The options were many, but at the end of
the day we were looking for a label with muscles big enough to
help us get to the next level. When the question arose from
Frontiers, it immediately felt like this was exactly the kind of
label that we were searching for!”
debuted in late 2016 with the single "Never Too Late,"
which caused some stir in the AOR scene with outstanding reviews
and immediate talk of the “next big thing” to come out of
Sweden. Andreas worked hard to recruit a strong line-up of
full-time members as well as continuing to put together new
material. In March 2017, the 3 song EP, "Straight To The
Top" was released by the band, showing off a much more mature
and evolved sound. And finally, in May 2017 vocalist Robin Jidhed
(son of ALIEN singer, Jim) joined the band and thereby added the
final piece to the puzzle.
is just the beginning and you can be sure that CREYE will
definitely live up to the initial hype!
guitar player JACK L. STROEM to release self-titled debut album
L. Stroem is the newest up and coming artist in Gothenburg’s
Rock scene, taking influences from old bands such as Rainbow,
Judas Priest and Genesis mixing it with a modern heavy alt-rock
sound. He has always been a musician at heart, smashing his
mother’s mandolin while watching Deep Purple – California Jam
at age 4, picking up the guitar some years later and singing
shortly thereafter. Slowly building up a name for himself Jack
went to Tommy Reinxeed (Sabaton, Reinxeed) and Christian Liljegren
(Narnia). He guested a solo on the title track from
Reinxeed’s album „Welcome To The Theatre“ in 2012.
late 2016 with two tours behind him, the artist went in the studio
abroad in Salem OR, USA to record his self-titled debut with
producer Charles Normal and with a hand of session musicians. The
line-up consists of:
L. Stroem – vocals, guitar, synth
Bass: Kammo Olayvar, Henrik Ulvsgärd, Charles Normal , Jarred
Drums: Jason Carter, Max Ulvsgärd, Dennis Nybratt
Hammond Organ: Svenne Jansson
Backing Vocals: August Svärdström, Vide Bjerde
by Jack L. Stroem and Charles Normal
and words by Jack L. Stroem
for a human performance the album has no autotune or melodyne
effect’s on any vocals.
With a release party booked at Hard Rock Café, frontpage news and
high reviews the hype for the record can’t get much higher.
Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of British hard rock
quartet DIRTY THRILLS for a multi-album deal.
Thrills have recently been hard at work in the studio recording
their upcoming new album, “Heavy Living”. A highly anticipated
first release for their new label home, Frontiers Music Srl, that
is going to be full of explosive, pull-no-punches new songs.
"Heavy Living" serves as the follow up to their well
received EP releases and 2014 self-titled debut. The release will
be accompanied by festival dates this summer and a full headline
tour this fall.
producer, engineer, and mixer James ‘Lerock’ Loughrey is
producing the album at Monnow Valley Studio in North Wales. Opened
in 1975, the studio has played host to many a legend (like Black
Sabbath and Robert Plant, to name a few) and James Loughrey
himself has his own impressive track record including work with a
diverse array of artists ranging from Skindred (official) to
Lionel Richie to Manic Street Preachers to Björk and not to
mention, Page and Plant and Def Leppard.
first time I saw the Dirty Thrills live I was blown away!” says
James Loughrey. “I knew straight away that we needed to get into
a studio to capture that raw energy and give them a record which
would do their live show justice.”
band’s live work has been building an impressive reputation as a
perfect musical blend of sex, riffs, and lung-busting vocals and
the aim is to capture that synergy in the studio, where according
to bass player Aaron Plows, “the new album is shaping up to be a
are honoured and beyond excited to be signing a multi-album deal
with Frontiers,” says the band. “Many of the legendary bands
on the label have hugely influenced our music and direction. We
can't wait to spread the Dirty Thrills sound around the globe,
make new fans to share our music with and hopefully inspire the
next generation in the way we have been. Here's to the future with
our new family at Frontiers!”
Music to release Snow 'At Last' on 21 July 2017
from the ashes of Speed Of Light by the Cavazo brothers –
guitarist Carlos and bassist Tony – SNOW should've been as huge
as Van Halen. Sadly, the quartet (the line-up completed by
vocalist Doug Ellison and drummer Stephen Quadros) just couldn't
get signed for love or money. However, as you will discover, the
Californian band would still have a great deal of influence on the
early 80s American metal scene....
brother Tony and I formed Speed Of Light with a drummer by the
name of Perri Strong in 1973,' explains Carlos Cavazo. 'Tony and I
did all the vocals. I hated singing, but we couldn't find anyone
who could sing at the time, so we were stuck doing the vocals. We
were a cover band, but we nevertheless were able to gain some
were a hard rock band playing backyard keg parties and thirty
minute lunchtime shows at High Schools,' adds Tony Cavazo. 'When
we first put the band together we were both guitarists and we had
a bass player, but he went on vacation with his parents for a
month. He had left his bass and amp at Perri's house where we
rehearsed. I picked it up and from that moment on the bass became
my instrument. When our bassist came back we had to tell him that
I was playing bass in the band now.'
search for a lead singer had ended with the recruitment in 1976 of
Fred Dehut, who joined alongside new drummer Roger Singer. Dehut
would last until mid 1977, at which point the legendary Doug
Ellison came on board. The name change to SNOW occurred soon
met Doug through a musicians contact service in Hollywood,'
recalls Carlos. 'At that time Tony and I were sharing a house in
Newport Beach. When Doug joined the band he moved in with us. It
was definitely a party house!'
auditioned and moved in the house shortly thereafter,' adds
Ellison, having relocated to California from New York City. 'I had
been in a band called the Flying Tigers and played in Manhattan
with the likes of the Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads at CBGB's
and Max's Kansas City. I moved west to get serious.'
the summer of '78 Roger Singer left the band, and SNOW decided to
move to L.A.
was living in a very dangerous neighbourhood in Hollywood at the
time,' remembers Stephen. 'I think either I had an ad in the
'Recycler' newspaper or the band did. I was out of practice at the
time but their music was right up my alley. So when we got
together, in their garage, the chemistry was immediate. And when
we launched into an impromptu version of Montrose's 'Space Station
#5' we all knew.'
started out playing clubs and backyard parties; basically any gigs
that were paying money,' recalls Carlos.
did our share of backyard parties, and getting them raided by the
police because we were so loud!' Stephen chuckles. 'But it wasn't
long before we were playing clubs like The Whisky A Go Go, The
Troubadour and The Starwood.'
regulars on the L.A. club circuit over the next two years, SNOW
built up a healthy and fervent following, playing alongside
contemporaries as Smile, Pretty Poison, Eulogy, A La Carte, White
Sister, Pegasus, The Boyz, Quiet Riot and London. The latter's
bassist Nikki Sixx would also open for SNOW on two occasions in
Motley Crue's formative club daze. SNOW also opened up for
Johnny Winter, Starz, Spirit and Canned Heat
any other band it took us a while to garner a following and to
tighten up our live presentation,' recalls Quadros. 'We definitely
paid our dues and slowly began to reap the rewards. One thing that
was a constant however was that we always had loads of raw energy!
Thus our tagline 'Pure Uncut Rock'! This was a result of the
natural or unnatural, whichever way you look at it, chemistry
between all of us.'
this point SNOW had begun to gather together recordings of their
first demos were recorded in our rehearsal studio with a 4 track,'
states Carlos, 'but I think the first pro- recordings we made
were for the EP. We managed to build a large following and our EP
helped immensely. When the EP came out, I noticed the crowds
getting bigger. And we did have a pretty cool stage show. Between
what we had, and what our management invested into the band, we
were pretty fortunate to have decent gear.'
Snow EP was something of legend, even in the early 80s. Released
on their own Dynamic imprint, it was extremely limited, with
distribution appearing to centre solely on the L.A. area and
particularly the band's gigs. Consisting of five tracks ('No Way
To Treat A Lady', 'Hell No', 'Crack The Whip', 'Bad Generation'
and the absolutely skull crushing 'Don't Want Anymore') , the EP
found SNOW in utterly ferocious form. What it lacked in state of
the art production it more than made up for with its sheer 'take
no prisoners' attitude and 'pure uncut' energy.
you can read inside the booklet……...
Date: 21 July 2017
is: Doug Ellison – All Vocals, Carlos Cavazo –
All guitars (Quite Riot), Tony Cavazo – Bass
Quadros - Drums
We're Gonna Make It 4:06
Oh, Baby 3:30
Steal A Kiss 4:34
Mannequin Eyes 3:57
Stop The Music 5:01
Trying To Survive 3:25
Crack The Whip 3:42
No Way To Treat A Lady 3:37
Hell No 4:32
Don't Want Anymore 4:26
Bad Generation 4:04
Shame On You 4:00
No Way To Treat A Lady 3:54
I Really Don't Care 3:25
Throw Me A Line 4:34
Makes Me Cry 3:42
Break Your Neck 6:25
Don't Want Anymore 4:26
Full Auto (Drum Solo) 4:11
Crack The Whip 4:39
White Noize (Guitar Solo) 2:59
No More Booze 7:12
Live CD was Mixed by Duane Barron (Ozzy Osborne, Quite Riot, Dream
Theatre, Cinderella, Alice Cooper.
return as a Trio for new album due later this year
rockers REACH is back - now as a power trio with a
brandd new album just recorded and mixed. The album has been
produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T), and Tobias Lindell (Europe, Avatar,
etc.) mixed the album. With a modern sound and strong melodies
showcasing the bands abilities this new album called "The
Great Divine" will take the listeners by storm. REACH's
new album is due for release in 2017.
new material consists of 10 songs written by singer and
guitar player Ludvig Turner ranging from the heavy
opening track "Into Tomorrow", the spooky
”Nightmare” and the modern and catchy "Running On
Empty" to the radio friendly ”One Life”. More titles
and album cover revealed in near future.
Johansson (Drums), Ludvig Turner (Guitars & Vocals), Soufian
put together in 2012 by guitarist Ludvig Turner and drummer Marcus
Johansson they got lots of attention from making their own
version of Avicii’s super hit ”Wake me up” - a huge
success and now the video has almost 3.000.000 views.
debut album ”Reach Out To Rock” was released in 2015, followed
by tours in UK, Sweden and visiting 11 countries in Europe. Ludvig also
became known for his singing ability taking part in the Swedish
Idol contest 2014, so when starting to prepare for the new
album it felt naturally that he picked up the singing as well and
playing the guitar. They are now joined by long-term friend and
bass extraordinary Soufian Ma’Aoui (We will rock you
UK, Gutterdämmerung, Houston).
music can be described as classic rock, and the sound has
developed into a more modern sound, still with strong melodies and
hooks and showcasing Ludvig’s vocal range capabilities.
their young age they are already experienced live performers,
having played festivals such as HRH (UK), Frontiers (IT), Download (UK), Väsby
Rock (SE), Skogsröjet (SE). 2016 kept them busy
writing new material and making a one off festival appearance at Stockholm
Rocks Summerfest. And 2017 started off with a UK mini tour in
conjunction to the HRH Festival in March.
COOPER ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE SIGNING TO earMUSIC for 'Paranormal'
is proud to announce the worldwide signing of legendary
shock-rocker Alice Cooper.
Alice Cooper's new studio album and his first in six years, will
be released on July 28, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP,
Limited Box Set, and Digital.
12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time
collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD — a
mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and
recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members
Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce,
alongside carefully selected live recordings.
also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr.,
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.
Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of
Paranormal, visiting cities in the U.S., Europe, and Australasia.
COOPER ON TOUR:
-Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena
- Springfield, IL - Prairie Capitol Conventionion Center
- Charleston, WV - Municipal Auditorium
- Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
- Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
- Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
- Augusta, GA - The Bell Auditorium
- Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater
-Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall
Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
- Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theatre
- Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center 5/8 - San
Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for The Performinging Arts
- Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center 5/11 - Shreveport, LA
- Municipal Auditorium
- Columbia, SC - Koger Center for the Arts
- Nashville, TN - TPAC
- Columbus, OH - Express Live!
- Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 6/8 - Hinckley,
MN - Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre 6/9 - Mankato, MN - Vetter
- Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
- Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
- Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre 6/17 - Eugene,
OR - Cuthbert Ampitheatre
-Airway Heights, WA - Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concertert Season at
- Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Theatre
- Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater
- Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater
- El Paso, TX - KLAQ Streetfest
PURPLE / ALICE COOPER / EDGAR WINTER:
- Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan 8/13 - Los
Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
- Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/16 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
- The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Paviliilion
- Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
- Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
- Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
- Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
- Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
- Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
- Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
- Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Amphitheater
- Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
- Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
- Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Chicago, IL - Tinley Park
- St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
- Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
- Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
unleashes Kryptonite on Frontiers Music Srl
Music Srl is pleased to announce an amazing new melodic rock combo
from Sweden: KRYPTONITE.
your first taste of music and to hear more about the band from the
guys themselves, head on over to their freshly launched Facebook
page and watch the behind-the-scenes video they've shared there:
musicians are put together who only know each other from afar via
their respective recordings, but something clicks and triggers a
magical moment. That's exactly what happened when Jakob Samuel
from The Poodles met up with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio on
the heels of a concept created by Frontiers President Serafino
Perugino. Together, they set off to work on a new band that could
offer lyrical concepts that are deep and intelligent with music
that operates within the genres they excel in. And most
importantly, has a great energy and impact.
with executive producer Serafino Perugino, they handpicked each
musician to be part of their vision for a strong lineup of young
and hungry Swedish musicians that would be ready to go out there
and kick some ass. Pontus Egberg, formerly of The Poodles and now
the bass player for King Diamond and Treat, was the first one to
enter the picture, followed shortly thereafter by Robban Back of
Mustasch (and ex-Eclipse). The choice of guitar player fell to the
young and immensely gifted Mike Palace. Mike showed his huge
talents as a writer and performer on his band Palace’s debut
album and on several songs he has already written for the label.
recording and writing sessions flowed freely and the songs came
naturally. This band will truly set a standard for what fans
perceive as melodic hard rock in today’s climate. It is classic,
but modern at the same time, groovy and cool.
will love what Jakob, Michael, Pontus, and Robban have cooked up
for you as Kryptonite - Sweden! Stay tuned for upcoming
announcements concerning the release date and the forthcoming
join forces with Frontiers Music Srl for their brand new studio
Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of legendary rockers
NAZARETH to the label for the release of a brand new studio album
current line-up of the band consists of Jimmy Murrison (longest
serving guitarist in the band’s history), Lee Agnew (drummer
since Darrel Sweet’s death in 1999), Pete Agnew (founding
member, on bass) and new singer Carl Sentance (who joined the band
in 2015 after Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness).
Agnew says, “[w]ith Carl as our brand new singer and Frontiers
as our brand new record company, the buzz surrounding us right now
is the same as it was when we went in to record our very first
album. Can't wait for the sparks to fly!“
coming together as The Shadettes in 1968 in Dunfermline, Scotland,
the entity known as Nazareth came together in spring 1970 and
released their eponymous debut album in 1971. The band came to
prominence after the release of the Roger Glover (Deep Purple,
Rainbow) produced "Razamanaz" in 1973. Two more
successful releases, "Loud 'n' Proud" and Rampant,
followed before the release of "Hair of the Dog" in
1975, which was an unqualified success. The title track was a
staple of '70s rock radio and the ballad "Love Hurts" is
a worldwide hit.
maintained a solid sales history during the '80s, particularly in
Germany, where "Dream On" became a hit single. A tribute
of note to the band came in 1993 when Guns N' Roses covered
"Hair of the Dog" on their "The Spaghetti
date, Nazareth has recorded 23 studio albums, earning them
platinum, gold, and silver awards around the world. Their latest
release, “Rock n’ Roll Telephone” was released in 2014 and
generally hailed by music critics as another masterpiece in a long
line of them from the band.
is honored to be part of this legendary band's rock 'n roll legacy
and looks forward to releasing another great slice of classic hard
rock from Nazareth!
and gentleman, let us introduce you to Kee Of Hearts!
Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of KEE OF HEARTS, a
new band project built around two true melodic rock superstars:
Tommy Heart, singer of Fair Warning and Kee Marcello, former
a line-up rounded out by Ken Sandin (Alien) on bass and Italian
drummer Marco Di Salvia (Pino Scotto), the guys started working on
the album in late 2016. With their songwriting strongly focused on
melodic rock songs, the album came to completion under the
direction of producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and covers a wide
spectrum of styles with a lot of attention given to crafting great
hooks delivered by musicians that know how to deliver the goods!
the band operates in a territory defined by Scandinavian AOR
meeting German melodic hard rock with influences from the classic
U.S. AOR giants (think Giant, Journey, etc.).
in all, an unmissable release and a highlight of the melodic rock
scene! The album is planned for release in the late summer.
Rose release new album on Inner Wound Recordings
Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the
folk/power metal band WIND ROSE to the label. Their new album
"Stonehymn" is scheduled to be released later this
spring and more details will be revealed later this month.
toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and
with two successful albums under their belt, WIND ROSE are ready
to take things to the next level with the release of their third
album "Stonehymn", an album filled by the epic, powerful
and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.
reveal details on forthcoming new double album 'Defiance'
METAL BAND ABSOLVA REVEAL THE ARTWORK, TRACK LISTING AND PRE-ORDER
FANPACKS FOR THEIR UPCOMING NEW DOUBLE ALBUM
the fifth anniversary of Absolva’s
first ever live show (SOS Festival, July 2012), the band is to
release its’ fourth studio album, entitled ‘Defiance’, on 28th
July 2017 and now reveal the artwork, track listing and pre-order
fanpacks. The new record features 12 brand new studio recordings as
well as a bonus CD which includes the last single ‘Harsh
Reality’ plus 3 tracks and a drum solo recorded live at Huskvarna
Rock and Art event (Sweden 2016), together with 3 acoustic versions
of songs from the band’s catalogue.
1. Life on the Edge
3. Rise Again
4. Fistful of Hate
5. Never Be the Same
8. Midnight Screams
9. Life and Death
11. Who Dares Wins
1. Harsh Reality
2. Hundred Years (Live)
3. Live for the Fight (Live)
4. Drum Solo (Live)
5. Code Red (Live)
6. Never A Good Day to Die (Acoustic)
7. It Is What It Is (Acoustic)
8. Never Back Down (Acoustic)
front cover image is a fitting reprise of the band’s original
artwork by Mike Collins, Lungfull Design for the debut album
‘Flames of Justice’ which featured what has become casually
known as the ‘alien womb’ image and has been included to a
lesser degree in all the band’s subsequent coverart. This time
the ‘alien womb’ has a re-vamp by Caio Caldes of Cadiesart who
also designed the artwork for the last album ‘Never A Good Day
to Die’ and the ‘Harsh Reality single. The back cover of the
new album also features a dystopian style street scene in keeping
with the defiant theme of some of the new songs.
Chris Appleton has this to say ‘Especially as this new album has
taken longer to emerge than previous Absolva records, we wanted to
offer our fans something very special and after looking at
different possibilities and fan suggestions, we decided to do a
double CD which includes live tracks and acoustic tracks. We were
very happy with the audio captured at our debut Swedish show last
year at the Huskvarna festival, so it was a great chance to use
that and many fans had suggested acoustic versions of some songs
too. Also, Martin’s drum solo proves very popular in our set so
that gets a well-deserved place as well’.
to the band’s previous releases there’s a range of packs for
fans to pre-order….
Option 1 : Double CD only
Option 2 : Double CD, fanpack - Code Red dog tag, 4 custom guitar
picks (one for each studio album), full colour magazine with band
history, profile of each member, story behind the album & lots
Option 3 : Double CD, fanpack (as above), exclusive album T-shirt
Option 4 : Double CD, fanpack (as above), hoodie
Option 5 : Double CD, fanpack (as above), exclusive album T-shirt,
with love & the coolest of memories to Wizz Wizzard 17/9/63 ~
new PRONG-Album “Zero Days” is another monster of an album,
another step towards refining the perfect PRONG-Sound and another
album that lacks any filler or
it hits home from the first bars of the mighty opener “However
It May End” to the last bars of the albums closing track
“Wasting Of The Dawn”. Every track is it’s own emotional
roller-coaster ride, chock-full of massive riffage, ironclad
grooves and topped off by Victor’s ever-improving vocal
Days" was once again produced by Tommy Victor, with trusted
collaborator Chris Collier as co-producer and engineer.
Victor talks about “Zero Days”:
must say a lot of effort was put into this new “Zero Days”
recording. From the minute I would get off tour, I would
consolidate ideas from the road and form new ones. Again the focus
was on creating good songs. We wanted this record to be modern as
well as holding justice to all the previous releases. Again and
maybe even more than normally I went crazy meticulous with the
lyrics. I had built up a lot to say and I wanted to articulate
them in the most intelligent way possible. I firmly believe the
mission was accomplished all around. We are really pleased with
the performances on this record, as well. It's a solid outing. We
have the anthems, the bangers, the thrashers, the grooves,
everything that makes up a PRONG record. It's definitely a record
to listen to start to finish!!”
Days" will be released on July 28th, 2017 through
Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2 LP gatefold, download and stream.
Digi (Cover with Logo on the side)
However It May End 3:36
02. Zero Days 3:35
03. Off the Grid 3:18
04. Divide and Conquer 3:16
05. Forced Into Tolerance 3:16
06. Interbeing 3:50
07. Blood Out of Stone 4:12
08. Operation of the Moral Law 3:30
09. The Whispers 3:19
10. Self Righteous Indignation 4:13
11. Rulers of the Collective 3:01
12. Compulsive Future Projection 3:10
13. Wasting of the Dawn 4:39
14. Reasons to Be Fearful 3:31 (bonus track)
2LP (Cover with logo on top)
01. However It May End 3:36
02. Zero Days 3:35
03. Off the Grid 3:18
01. Divide and Conquer 3:16
02. Forced Into Tolerance 3:16
03. Interbeing 3:50
01. Blood Out of Stone 4:12
02. Operation of the Moral Law 3:30
03. The Whispers 3:19
01. Self Righteous Indignation 4:13
02. Rulers of the Collective 3:01
03. Compulsive Future Projection 3:10
04. Wasting of the Dawn 4:39
also announce 2017 European “Zero Days”-Summer Tour, featuring
some of the most coveted festivals as well as a run of headline
founder Tommy Victor: “Europe is a special place for PRONG and
2017 is shaping up to be another touring year for the history
books. Many great festivals and great clubs are on the agenda and
we will be bringing some new music along as well! We are extremely
“Zero Days - European Tour 2017”
16.06.B-Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
18.06.F-Clisson - Hellfest
14.07.D-Münster - Sputnikhalle
15.07.NL-Eindhoven - Dynamo Metal Fest
18.07.GB-Glasgow - Audio
19.07.GB-Belfast - Voodoo
20.07.IE-Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
21.07.GB-Manchester - Rebellion
22.07.GB-London - Underworld
26.07.D-Munich - Free&Easy Festival
27.07.D-Stuttgart - Keller Klub
28.07.D-Weinheim - Cafe Central
29.07.D-Essen - Nord Open Air
30.07.D-Siegen - Vortex
03.08.PL-Kostrzyn - Woodstock Open Air
04.08.D-Wacken - Wacken Open Air
05.08.D-Veltheim - Festival Kult
06.08.D-Cologne - Rheinriot
09.08.D-Regensburg - Eventhall Airport
10.08.A-Graz - Explosiv
11.08.A-Vienna - Viper Room
12.08.CZ-Josefov - Brutal Assault Festival
25.08.D-Sulingen - ReLoad Festival
Power metal band ORDEN
OGAN premieres the first video clip taken from the upcoming
album „Gunmen”. The group’s new music video, filmed for the
song “Gunman”, was once again directed by Rainer “Zipp” Fränzen,
who works with the band since 2012’s “To The End” album and
its video releases “The Things We Believe In” and “Land Of
creation of the “Gunman” clip was once again real team
work”, band leader Seeb Levermann states. "The new ORDEN
OGAN album "Gunmen" is set in a dark fantasy Wild West
environment, so obviously we had to go to Monument Valley (Utah)
to shoot there. There is no other place in the world that is
more "Wild West”. We shot at the classic Monument Valley
scenery as well as at the famous John Ford’s Point and also
did horseback rides.”
The second extensive part of filming took place in Germany, but
also here the band tried something new. “A Western city in an
adventure park proved to be the perfect location”, Seeb
smiles. “Things came full circle here, because we’ve also
recorded the drums for “Gunman” there - to be more specific
- in the “Western Saloon” of the “Fort Fun” adventure
park. We wanted to have this huge 80ies snare ambience that you
can only get from big rooms. When the Wild West concept took
form, we learned about the Saloon (in Fort Fun), did some test
recordings there and were totally blown away. The hall sounds
amazing and "Gunmen" may be my best sounding mix so
“Gunmen” album consists of 10 songs, incl. a guest
appearance by former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist
Liv Kristine on the track “Come With Me To The Other Side”.
“Gunmen” was once again produced by the band’s
guitarist/vocalist Seeb Levermann, who just recently has also
completed mix & mastering of the upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire
release “Legendary Years”.
will be released on July 7th, available as CD, ltd. Digipak
(incl. “Live At Wacken 2016” bonus DVD), ltd. colored Vinyl
(red and silver), ltd. Picture Vinyl and ltd. “coffin” box
set (incl. ltd. Digipak, a figure of the band mascot "Alister
Vale" (ca. 15 cm tall) and more).
on StOp sToP from Jacob Mofo
started this band called "StOp,
sToP!" in 2005, I met Vega
in 2009 and Danny
joined the band in 2013, that was when finally the line up was the
perfect one. It's been 6 years since
we all left everything behind in our old house in Barcelona to move
to the U.K. in 2011 and after living in a van and loads of shit gigs
infront of nobody or even busking, we learned the true love to our
music! But the impossible soon started happening, all thanks to the
following, people started following us, something we were giving to
get that love back that made us stop living in a van and start
making a living and even getting to afford a house! Haha!!
It's been 6 years living 24h a day the 365 days of the year the
three of us together, no personal live, almost no time off, not even
a minute wasted just gig after gig and more gigging, miles and
miles, the U.K., Europe, USA, we've been in half world already and
released 3 albums, yeah...
When I go on stage and I see happy faces, fun smiles, dancing moves,
singing along and sweat all over my body it's when I feel alive,
it's when all makes sense.
I can't wait to see you all at our upcoming gigs, we gotta keep this
party going as we want rock and roll and we think this way it will
never die! ;)
November - SWINDON (U.K.) The Victoria
25th November - CREWKERNE/SOMERSET (U.K.) The Old Stagecoach Inn
December - SWANSEA (U.K.) The office
DATES TO BE CONFIRMED SOON!
album release in autumn 2017
studio album from the two legendary drum brothers together - Guest
appearances by members and ex-members of Whitesnake, Dio, WASP,
Quiet Riot and many more.
two legendary drum brothers Carmine (Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne,
Blue Murder, King Kobra) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio,
Last In Line) are recording their first ever studio album together
this spring under the name APPICE.
decades in this crazy music business, we will sit down for the
first time and record songs TOGETHER for an amazing new studio
album! The album will feature both new songs and classic tracks
from our history! This is very exciting for us as we will have, as
Ringo said, “A Little Help from My/Our Friends”. With that in
mind, the result will be great sounding spine-shaking rhythmic
foundations, along with BIG giant melodic guitars from hell, and
on top, blazing vocals and melodies that will tear it all up! A
first in a lifetime for us brothers!" say Carmine and Vinny.
some great friends/guests to contribute to this album including
Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt),
Johnny Rod (WASP, King Kobra), Craig Goldy (Dio), Tony Franklin
(The Firm, Blue Murder) and members of Last In Line among others.
says: “I am so excited to be doing this new Appice CD. It is
always a challenge and fun doing music with Vinny. This CD is no
exception and we will be doing cool songs with double drumming and
lots ear candy for our fans, not to mention playing with some of
our special friends. The recording process is coming out great.
Cannot wait to finish and take it on the road! Heavy drums and
heavy songs. It will kill!”
adds: “A studio album that was years in the making has now come
to life! Our first ever studio CD together. With great songs,
musicians and of course drums and rhythms that will overwhelm your
ears and fascinate your mind!”
Hahn (Head of Steamhammer) says: "It's an honour to welcome
these legendary drummers to the Steamhammer family. Be prepared
for an album filled with great musicians and a lot of drum
yet untitled studio album will be released in October 2017 through
SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipack, double gatefold vinyl, download
news within the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
MONROE'S OFFICIAL CAREER-SPANNING COLLECTION, THE
BEST, CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON JUNE
+ 2-CD, RE-MASTERED SET FEATURES KEY COMPOSITIONS FROM
SOLO CAREER, PLUS BONUS CUTS + UNRELEASED SONGS
the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock 'n' roll, not only
will Michael Monroe have at least one
chapter all to himself. But his name will be colourfully
threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal, and
his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational
tale told in detail on The Best - the first official
collection of his (ongoing) solo musical exploits, featuring
prime tracks from 1987 right up to 2017. It arrives June 30 via
album is a great representation of my 30-year solo career,
including four songs from the Little Steven-produced Demolition
23 album, which has been unavailable for over 20 years,
plus some special rarities and previously unreleased bonus
song-writer, multi-instrumentalist, media personality,
flamboyant force of nature, and one of rock's most celebrated
and uber-kinetic frontmen, Michael has been a name and
a (much-photographed) face on the scene since 1979, when he
played a central role in the formation of Hanoi Rocks -
the legendary Finnish glam-punk heroes who came within a rolling
paper's width of taking the world by glitter-storm.
it not for cruel and fickle fate, Hanoi - who disbanded for
the first time in 1985, then finally in 2009 - might have ended
up as an arena act. But whatever obstacles were thrust in their
path, they were never less than the real deal, and major
names like Guns N' Roses were ready to acknowledge their
influence and their worth. G N' R would go on to issue the
European Hanoi catalogue in the U.S. via their Uzi
his three-decades-plus in the spotlight, Monroe has
befriended and performed with a whole host of artists and acts,
including the aforementioned Guns N' Roses and Slash; Lemmy,
Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Little Steven, and Ian Hunter.
frontman has shared stages and studios with them all, but since
that first break-up of Hanoi in the mid-'80s, he's
essentially been pursuing his own path, and it's this
solo activity that forms the basis of The Best. It's almost
two hours' worth of career-spanning music, re-mastered
by Svante Forsback and sequenced by the great man
well as key, high-profile numbers such as "Dead, Jail Or
Rock 'N' Roll" (from second solo album, 1989's Not
Fakin' It, the promo clip for which features an onstage cameo
from Axl Rose) and "'78" (from 2011's Sensory
Overdrive, voted "Album of the Year" by Classic Rock
magazine), this two-CD set also showcases some "from the
vaults" moments for collectors and completists, with bonus
tracks and previously unreleased songs strategically placed
to make the journey both scenic and surprising.
a couple of extra special tracks like 'It's A Lie,' sung as a
duet with Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords Of The New
Church) back in 1985, and a never-before-released second version
of the Steppenwolf cover 'Magic Carpet Ride,'
featuring Slash, left over from the Coneheads soundtrack
project that Slash did with me in 1993. And since
Slash has the biggest heart of gold in rock 'n' roll, he was
kind enough to allow me to use it on this album. God bless
him!," said Monroe.
other previously unreleased songs are "Fist Fulla
Dynamite" and "Simpletown," outtakes from
the Blackout States album (2015); plus there's the new
single "One Foot Outta The Grave" - an
anthem of pure defiance - to bring things nicely up to
date, showing the artist's continued commitment to a genre.
talkin' rock 'n' roll here, straight from the source!
has both celebrated and driven forward with unbridled passion,
energy and emotion, not to mention a natural front-cover flair.
29 great and glorious tracks. A heady life in music.
Music Srl sign Glasgow Rockers Mason Hill
Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Glasgow based hard
Hill for a multi album deal!
band are truly a hot property right now! From winning the Highway
To Hell UK battle of the bands competition, appearing at Ramblin'
Man Fair, Hard
Rock Hell and supporting Inglorious
- this is a group very much in demand! Speaking of Inglorious,
Mason Hill will open for them at their INGLORIOUS II album release
show at Islington Assembly Rooms next Friday, May 19th. This will
be Mason Hill’s first appearance in London.
Scottish quintet's blend of classic meets modern hard rock
results in a batch of uncompromising riffs accompanied by
anthemic sing along choruses and stadium friendly ballads. Their
high energy live shows impress wherever they play, and they
display the swagger and confidence of a band that has being
doing it for decades.
band was originally formed in 2013 by two school friends,
vocalist/guitarist Scott Taylor and lead guitarist James Bird,
with drummer Craig McFetridge being the first to join the ranks.
After a few personnel changes, bassist Matthew Ward settled into
the role in 2015, with guitarist Marc Montgomery completing the
current line-up in 2016 - allowing Taylor to concentrate solely
December 2015, the band released their debut E.P, the self
titled 'Mason Hill', featuring four tracks that highlighted
exactly why this band are turning heads - outstanding songs that
demonstrate a maturity far beyond their years. Recorded at The
Foundry Music Lab with Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) in the
producer's chair, the E.P has been critically acclaimed amongst
the music press and fans alike.
band says, "We are so happy to announce this record deal
with Frontiers and we can't wait to share in the opportunities
that it will present us. We are absolutely thrilled to be
hitting the studio later in the year to begin recording our