Whitesnake's Guitarist Joel Hoekstra To Release 'Dying To Live' on Frontiers Records 

Joel Hoekstra has announced the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album “Dying To Live” from his electrifying new side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13.  Hoekstra is best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake, and also known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages.

 

Dying To Live features an all-star cast of rockers including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and will be available via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday, October 16.

 

Hoekstra took charge of the creative process by handling the production, song writing and arranging (music and lyrics).  The end result could best be described as hard, melodic, classic rock that is Dio'ish at its heaviest and Foreigner'ish at its lightest.

 

“Years ago, I released three solo albums that were mainly instrumental guitar music.  I wanted to put something out that showcased my production, writing and playing in the genre that I'm known for, which is melodic, hard rock’’, explains Hoekstra. ‘’That’s when I decided to start what I consider to be my rock side project, Joel Hoekstra's 13.

 

Dying To Live focuses on struggles, potential pitfalls and the art of overcoming obstacles in life to finally arrive where we are meant to be.’’

 

Dying To Live was conceived before Hoekstra joined Whitesnake. David Coverdale gave the album his full blessing. “David wants his players to spread their wings and fly and of course be ready to rock when Whitesnake needs them, which obviously won't be an issue.”

 

Excited how the new album turned out, Hoekstra is looking forward to the overall reaction from fans and media. “I hope everyone will give it a listen. I feel it showcases my production, writing and playing in the genre I’m best known for thèse days. The line-up of musicians is stellar!  I want to thank everyone for any support in advance. Life is good!”

 

The Musicians:
Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake) - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen) - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob, Symphony X) - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) - Drums
Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) - Bass

 

Special Guest Musicians:
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion) - Keyboards
Chloe Lowery (Trans Siberian Orchestra) - Vocals
Toby Hitchcock (Pride of Lions) - Additional Backing Vocals
Charlie Zeleny (Joe Lynn Turner) - Percussion
Dave Eggar (Amy Lee, Coldplay) - Cello

 

Album Tracklisting:

1.         Say Goodbye To The Sun
2.         Anymore
3.         Until I Left You
4.         Long For The Days
5.         Scream
6.         Never Say Never
7.         Changes
8.         The Only Way To Go
9.         Dying To Live
10.       Start Again
11.       What We Believe
12.       Kill or Be Killed (Bonus Track digital download)

 

Queensryche Heading To UK

Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.

 

The much-anticipated new offering, ‘Condition Human’, sees vocalist Todd LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary) in the band’s native Washington, Condition Human is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape which will be released 2nd Oct via Century Media Records.

 

QUEENSRŸCHE are currently on tour in Europe and will be touring as direct support to the legendary SCORPIONS across North America from Sept 10th to Oct 9th. For all dates either see below or head over to www.queensrycheofficial.com

 

The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. QUEENSRŸCHE built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N’ ROSES, METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, and DEF LEPPARD. In recent years, they’ve consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen. Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, QUEENSRŸCHE won’t relent. In fact, they’re in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence.

 

QUEENSRŸCHE live:
05.08.2015 Marble Factory, Bristol, UK (Death Angel support)
06.08.2015 Electric Ballroom, London, UK (Armored Saint, Death Angel support)
07.08.2015 Concorde 2, Brighton, UK (Death Angel support)

 

QUEENSRŸCHE is:

Todd La Torre
Michael Wilton
Eddie Jackson
Scott Rockenfield
Parker Lundgren


www.queensrycheofficial.com  www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial

Frontiers Records are pleased to announce the signing of a new, super exciting Swedish melodic rock band: CRUZH

The band came about when Anton and Butabi (both coming from the Sleaze band TrashQueen), who share a love for melodic rock and AOR, joined forces with Tony Andersson (from Dawn of Oblivion, one of the largest and most important goth metal bands in Europe), who previously worked as a studio musician on the TrashQueen record. All three operate as songwriters in Cruzh and among their influences are Def Leppard, Toto, FM official, Winger, FireHouse and Bryan Adams.
 
 
Cruzh Official will be assisted by Erik Wiss in the mix and production of their yet untitled album, which will be released in 2016.

 


 
CRUZH:

Tony Andersson - keyboards, vocals
Anton Joensson - guitar, background vocals
Dennis Butabi Borg - bass, background vocals
(Session drummer Louisian Boltner will handle the drums on the record)

After more than a decade, VOODOO HILL, the alliance between Dario Mollo and Glenn Hughes returns with a new album

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the eagerly anticipated new album from VOODOO HILL entitled “Waterfall” on October 16th in Europe and North America.

 

The new VOODOO HILL album – the third release from the musical alliance between Italian axeman and producer Dario Mollo and legendary former Deep Purple singer / bassist Glenn Hughes – is the culmination of a 30+ year career for Mollo as a musician, songwriter and producer. Dario Mollo’s career started in 1981 with the heavy metal band Crossbones, he continued to develop his abilities with musical giants like Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG), Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy, Deep Purple) and several others. The Voodoo Hill albums with Glenn Hughes has always marked a special milestone in Dario’s career though.

 

With the acclaimed first Voodoo Hill album in 2000, Dario, for the first time, had the chance to have a proper international release, while the follow up album “Wild Seed of Mother Earth” is probably the heaviest and strongest release ever from Dario. Both releases came out via the Italian label Frontiers with whom Dario has built a strong relationship during the years.

 

The new record came about as a result “of the most prolific and creative period I had in my entire career” tells Dario. “I wrote and recorded more than 35 song ideas in a very limited amount of time, leveraging from all the experiences I gathered as a guitar player, writer and producer. This creative phase had a further development when Dario Patti (keyboardist, bass player and orchestra arranger) came into the picture. He brought the songs a new palette of sounds and some superb arrangements. I also wanted the songs to sound as fresh as possible, trying my best to preserve the feeling of the overall performances, so I used very old school recording methods, including recording acoustic drums in rooms with natural reverb.”

 

“It was right in the middle of this creative spring that Serafino of Frontiers called me to see whether I wanted to finally work on a third Voodoo Hill album after all these years,” continues Mollo. “He said Glenn Hughes was available in principle, so the next thing I did was to choose the 11 songs which I thought suited the project the best. In comparison to the previous albums, I wanted to have Glenn more involved in the artistic decisions, so I sent him the songs before the final mixes in order to have his advices on the final result. That was a precious process that brought substantial changes, for instance on “Last Door”, where I literally changed the entire guitar riff to make it work better with the vocal melodies. In the end the song was basically rewritten and dramatically improved. It was a fabulous creative process, which I am truly confident will last more than a bunch of listening sessions and will offer a lot of enjoyment to all those will want to follow Voodoo Hill in this exciting musical venture”.

 

“Waterfall” is a strong and straightforward hard and heavy rock album which is equally split between aggressive and heavy moments and beautiful melodies. A stunning release which all fans of hard rock and heavy metal truly won't want to miss!

 

“Waterfall” tracklisting includes: All That Remains; The Well; Rattle Shake Bone; Underneath And Down Below; Waterfall; Karma Go; Evil Thing; Eldorado; White Feather; Sunflower; Last Door.

 

VOODOO HILL

Dario Mollo - Guitars

Glenn Hughes – Vocals

 

with

Dario Patti - Bass, Keys

Riccardo Vruna – Drums

Andrea Maiellano - Additional Bass on 3, 4, 6

Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac - Drums on 7, 9, 11

 

Produced by Dario Mollo

 

Weblinks: www.dariomollo.com  // www.facebook.com/dario.mollo

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IDA EVILEYE / CRUCIFIED BARBARA

Hi everybody!

 

I will take a short break from live gigs since I'm gonna have the first Crucified Barbara baby in October. I will immediately sell my kid for rock n' roll so stay tuned on eBay and other channels!:)

 

Meanwhile Tobbe "Bronxen" (usually in Junkstars) will fill out with his heavy bass tunes.

 

Tobbe will play at the rest of the summer festivals starting this Friday at Hojrocken. I will do 3 more gigs which is Räuchü Rock, Skogsröjet and Gamrocken.

 

A big thank you to Bronxen and to the best band mates in the world!

 

I will miss you girls on stage and all of you wonderful people who come to our shows!

 

BUT see you all soon and don't forget that "Basismen" is everywhere!

 

Love/Ida Evileye

 

THE AMORETTES TO TOUR GERMANY FOR THE FIRST TIME AS SPECIAL GUESTS TO THUNDER!

Yes, you read that right, Germany, we are coming for you! Our first live shows in Germany will take place this November as Special guests to UK Rock Legends, THUNDER!


As Heather says, "We are so excited. We’ve had so many great reviews for our album from Germany, and lots of people contacting us to ask when we’ll be playing in Germany… And now we can answer that question! We’ve known Luke and Chris for a few years as we did some shows with them with The Union, and they’ve always been really supportive and encouraging to us. THUNDER and The Amorettes is a great bill, so make sure you don’t miss it! ”

 

Here's a note of the dates and venues:


November 16: Riffelhof, Burgrieden
November 17: Batschkapp, Frankfurt
November 19: Nordmarkhalle, Rendsburg
November 20: Kantine, Cologne

 

42 Decibel release new album in September!

With their impressive debut album Hard Rock´n`Roll (2013), sweating from every pore the shimmering heat of South American megacities and stylistically influenced by legends such as AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top or Creedence Clearwater Revival, 42 Decibel caused a sensation for the first time two years ago.

 

Their dry-as-a bone sound, the straightforward direction of the songs with blues-rock roots shining through, frontman Junior Figueroa’s rasping voice reminiscent of Bon Scott, and his backyard- and pub-credible lyrics – all this makes the band a compelling natural spectacle that demands a resilient vegetative nervous system on the part of the listener.

 

For 42 Decibel know only one religion: traditional rock´n`roll guaranteed to make even the hardest men’s muscles turn to jelly mash! Now on their second album Rolling In Town the band from Argentina makes no secret of the fact that nothing but audiophilic wholefood is going to be served here.

 

Rolling In Town will be released by Steamhammer/SPV as CD, vinyl and download on September 18th, 2015 (USA October 02nd).

 

TRACKLISTING CD:

1.Cant Keep Control

2.Short Fused

3.Rude And fast

4.Drop Of Booze

5.Burning Down The Road

6.Eye Of The Hawk

7.Down The Hatch

8.Midnight Teaser (Evil Woman)

9.Cold Steel Rider

10.Smooth Talker

 

TRACKLISTING LP:

Side A:

1.Cant Keep Control

2.Short Fused

3.Midnight Teaser (Evil Woman)

4.Burning Down The Road

5.Down The Hatch

 

Side B:

1.Cold Steel Rider

2.Rude And Fast

3.Eye Of The Hawk

4.Drop Of Booze

5.Smooth Talker

 

LINE UP

Junior Figueroa (Vocals, Guitar)

Nicko Cambiasso (Drums)

Billy Bob Riley (Rhythm & Slide Guitar)

Matt Fraga (Bass)

 

https://www.facebook.com/42Decibelofficial?sk=wall 

https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

TARJA TURUNEN TO RELEASE CLASSICAL SOLO DEBUT

AVE MARIA – EN PLEIN AIR” ON SEPTEMBER 11th, 2015

This September sees the release of Tarja Turunen’s classical solo debut “Ave Maria – En Plein Air.”

Ave Maria is a traditional prayer dedicated to the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, asking for her intercession. It has been set to music in over 4000 songs, some of which kept the original prayer as words while others used a different text than the traditional one.


Tarja Turunen breathes life into some of the most loved and rare songs of Paolo Tosti, David Popper, Astor Piazzolla, and of course Johann Sebastian Bach/Charles Gounod, among others. The closing track of the album presents a magnificent composition by Tarja Turunen herself.


Recorded in the stunning Lakeuden Risti Church in Seinäjoki, Finland – a snow-white landmark, both national heritage and significant example of modern Finnish architecture designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto – the Lutheran church offers the perfect soundscape for Tarja Turunen’s crisp clear voice. Combined with a piercing organ, cello and harp, the music blends into a rich sound universe.

Will be released as Limited Super Audio CD, Vinyl and Download.

 

The first video teaser trailer can be watched here: http://tarja-avemaria.com

 

Tracklist
1. Paolo Tosti
2. Axel von Kothen
3. David Popper
4. Camille Saint-Saëns
5. Astor Piazzolla
6. J. S. Bach / Charles Gounod
7. Pietro Mascagni
8. Ferenc Farkas
9. Giulio Caccini
10. Michael Hoppé
11. Charles-Marie Widor
12. Tarja Turunen

 

 

Redemption complete new album and sign to Metal Blade Records

Progressive metal act Redemption have completed recording a new album and signed with Metal Blade Records! The band is helmed by Nick van Dyk (guitars, keyboards), and includes legendary prog vocalist Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Engine), bassist Sean Andrew and drummer Chris Quirarte, as well as guitarist Bernie Versailles, who is presently on a medical leave of absence from the band.

 

Nick van Dyk comments on signing with Metal Blade: "We are incredibly fired up to join the Metal Blade family. Brian and his team have been friends for years and many of them have been supporters of the band from early days, and the influence of Brian and his label on the history of heavy music is indelible. We're working with friends who are passionate about the music and who are and some of the best in the world at what they do - Redemption is really excited about our collaborations to come!"

 

With the new record, Redemption is returning from a longer than usual break - van Dyk explains: "We've taken the longest break between records in our history, for a number of reasons. But we are excited to return with what I honestly believe may represent the best record thus far in our career. We are just putting the finishing touches on it now. The songs are unmistakably Redemption, with the combination of energy, urgency, melody and heaviness that marks all of our work. But the songwriting and performances have been taken up a notch across the board. The music ranges from short, hard-hitting power/prog to sprawling epics, including the longest song we've ever recorded. The album is being mixed as we speak and we’re very excited for our fans to hear it!"

 

Finally, Redemption would like to update everyone on the status of Bernie Versailles: "This is also the first record we have done without the involvement of our dear friend and bandmate Bernie Versailles, who is recovering from the aneurism he suffered last October. We are thrilled with his progress but his road to recovery is going to be a long one. After numerous conversations with Bernie, his family and close friends, we have collectively decided that Bernie's recovery should be directed by what is needed to fully restore his physical well being, not by the needs of this band. Bernie is a founding member of this band and his place will be kept for him while he is on extended medical leave. We have been fortunate to have a tremendous guitarist step in, as well as a couple of other special guests. I look forward to announcing these gusts in the coming week as the album is finalized. The guitar playing on this record is insane - and I think fans of a particular band are going to have their mind absolutely blown and can't wait for the big reveal!"

 

New music and more details surrounding the band's sixth album and follow up to 2011's "This Mortal Coil" will be released in the coming weeks.

 

Follow Redemption online:
http://www.redemptionweb.com
http://www.twitter.com/redemptionmetal
http://www.facebook.com/redemptionband

Backyard Babies Release New Album as Deluxe Box Set

Backyard Babies need no introduction as Sweden’s ambassadors of Rock ’n’ Roll for nearly 25 years. That’s why their brand new album, “Four by Four,” deserves the deluxe treatment. The band’s kickass new box set includes the music spread over five special 7" picture discs, a new t-shirt unique to the set, and a limited-edition 15×15cm postcard signed by the band all presented in a bespoke box. Pre-order your copy along with special VIP tickets to their upcoming European tour while you still can!

 

Also available are VIP Upgrades for the band’s upcoming European tour in November, which grants you early access to the venue to watch soundcheck, access the merchandise stand, and meet the band for photos and to get your items signed. Also includes early access to the venue to get the best spot for the show! An separate ticket purchase is necessary to use the upgrade, see below for a full list of available dates and links to purchase your ticket.

 

AVAILABLE DATES

 

5 Nov – Hamburg – Markthalle
6 Nov – Berlin – C-Club
7 Nov – Nuremburg – Hirsch
8 Nov – Munich – Backstage Halle
9 Nov – Vienna – Szene
10 Nov – Winterthur – Gaswerk
11 Nov – Geneva – L’Usine
12 Nov – Milan – Live Club
17 Nov – Paris – La Maroquinerie
18 Nov – Cologne – Luxor
22 Nov – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
23 Nov – Glasgow – O2 ABC2
24 Nov – Manchester – Academy 3
25 Nov – London – Islington Academy

 

Pledge your allegiance here.

Sum 41 Return Stronger Than Ever on New Album

WE'RE BACK! Pre-order the new Sum 41 album and join us as we record our best music yet!

 

Words can’t describe how good it feels to be back, so I’ll just let the music do that instead. It’s been a crazy few years for all of us in one way or another, but with this much needed break and a new lease on life Sum 41 is back and stronger and more excited than we have been in a long time. It’s time to make a great record!

 

By pre-ordering the album you will automatically get a digital copy on the day of release, but you will also get access to all of our behind-the-scenes, making of the album, videos and photos. You can hear sneak peaks of songs, watch us write and record and maybe even get into a fight or two! ha-ha.

 

You can also get all kinds of things like merch, signed CDs and vinyl, hand written lyric sheets and MORE which will be added throughout the pre-order. You will also get access to a bunch of unique opportunities from us as well.

 

IMPORTANT: UNITE/SHARE/PLEDGE

 

We’re really proud of these songs and we want to make sure our fans know it’s coming! After you pre-order, you will see a page that says “Help spread the word”. This page allows you to SHARE our pre-order news on your Facebook & Twitter accounts. Calling all FANS to help spread the word all over the world. New Sum 41 is coming!

 

Thanks to all the fans! Your support has always been a blessing. We love you for it, and we can’t wait to get back to your country, you city, your town, or even your backyard to come play a rock show! See you all soon.

 

Deryck, Cone and Tom

Stone The Crowz - PROTEST SONGS 85-86

Stone The Crows and fuck the pigs and pass the ammunition...”

 

1982, Death Church by the magnificent Rudimentary Peni never left our turntables and a year later we would use the above lyric to name our little anarcho outfit. Many thought using the Z to replace the S at the end of Crowz was just a case of punk rock spelling but in fact it was to ensure we were not mistaken for the Glaswegian Blues Rock band of the same name.

 

Formed in East London / Essex, a mutual love of Crass and all things anarcho first brought Trevor Speed and Trevor Delasalle together and the band was formed. After several false starts with different musicians we finally found what we were looking for in Steve Beatty (drums) and Matthew Sheath (bass). Very quickly we had a set and made our live debut supporting The Subhumans. A baptism in fire, we were mostly awful but had a ball.

 

In just under a year we were in the studio and recorded our first six track demo in 1985. All the anarcho subjects were covered but with three vegetarians and one vegan in the band our real passion was animal rights.

 

We played venues in London and the Home Counties with Liberty and Exit-Stance and an Endangered Music tour with The Fiend, Criminal Justice and HDQ.

 

A second demo with a much angrier feel soon followed. This time the words were backed up with members of the band being involved in hunt sabbing and other forms of direct action. Tracks from both demos ended up of vinyl: Mortarhates’ We Won't Be Your Fucking Poor, Endangered Music’s Relying On Us EP and Punk Lives, Let’s Slam released by Slam Records.

 

The band disbanded soon after due to the all-encompassing phrase ‘musical differences’ with a metal edge was now being incorporated into the song writing.

 

Steve went on to release the seminal ‘Out From The Void’ EP by Anti-Sect which helped kick start a whole new genre of punk metal/crust which in turn inspired Trev S and Matt to form Axegrinder.

 

Track Listing:
Skin Deep/ Friendship Through Profit/No More Asking Nicely/ Religion Only Exists/ Skin Deep/ Blood On Your Hands/ New Dawn Of Death/ Cuntstable ‘85/ Deaf To Death/ No way/ No More Asking Nicely/ Religion Only Exists/ Suffer Little Children/ Minds Decayed/ Friendship Through Profit/ Blood On Your Hands (Live)

21 Octayne to release sophomore album in September!

German rockers 21OCTAYNE (feat.members of The Joe Perry Project and Rhapsody) will release their highly-anticipated sophomore album on September 25th (EU) / October 2nd (US).


Following the successful debut "Into The Open" from 2014, the band has crafted 10 diverse, powerful rock songs for the new record (3 additional tracks are featured on the ltd. Digipak).

 

 

Tracklist:

01. Devil In Disguise
02. Take Me Back
03. When You Go
04. Love's Just A Heartbreak Away
05. Take Me Away
06. Lost
07. The Circle
08. Date With Myself
09. Fly Away
10. Tale Of A Broken Child

AVANTASIA IS BACK - NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

The original is back! EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has returned to the studio to work on the new chapter of AVANTASIA. The sequel to the successful latest album "The Mystery Of Time" (2013, charting in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and America, including #2 in Germany) will be called "Ghostlights" and is scheduled to be released in early 2016. An EP/ single is also planned to be released this autumn, and in March 2016 a giant all-star ensemble will set off on the GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR.

Tobias Sammet: "In the past months I've spent a lot of time in the studio, an odd recluse in the basement, secretly working obsessively on something that reads and feels and sounds like a new - very strong - chapter in the story of AVANTASIA. I must say AVANTASIA is a fantastic outlet for creativity, and it's truly inspiring to create a piece of music for so many great vocalists and instrumentalists."

The new material is very bombastic and dynamic, and even though it's extremely diverse, every minute of it sounds like AVANTASIA. I'm really proud of what we're creating right now. And as if that wasn't enough: I'm anxiously looking forward to hitting the road again. I didn't necessarily expect this to happen as in the past it has always been difficult to align the individual schedules of the guest stars, but things have worked out, and we're ready to make it happen one more time! We'll put on a big show, we're gonna play over three hours, and we'll take the fans to a magical world all its own - to AVANTASIA. The live setlist is going to embrace the entire history of AVANTASIA, from "The Metal Opera" to "Ghostlights" and of course everything in between!"

The world tour will kick off in Berlin on March 4th, 2016. 
 
AVANTASIA - GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR 2016


04.03. Germany - Berlin, Huxley´s
05.03. Germany - Hamburg, Große Freiheit
06.03. Germany - Bremen, Aladin
08.03. England - London, The Forum
09.03. France - Paris, Le Trianon
11.03. Spain - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
12.03. Spain - Madrid, La Riviera     
15.03. Germany - Frankfurt-Langen, Stadthalle
16.03. Czech Republic - Prague, Forum Karlin
18.03. Germany - Kaufbeuren, All-Karthalle
19.03. Germany - Bamberg, brose-Arena
20.03. Germany - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
22.03. Italy - Milan, Alcatraz
24.03. Switzerland - Pratteln, z7
25.03. Switzerland - Pratteln, z7     
27.03. Slovakia - Banska Bystrica, Ice Stadium
28.03. Slovakia - Bratislava, Sportshall
31.03. Germany - Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle
01.04. Germany - Ludwigsburg, Arena
02.04. Germany - Fulda, Esperantohalle

 

Click here to visit avantasia.net and purchase your tickets.

 

W.A.S.P. To Release Golgotha October 2nd on Napalm Records

Artwork and Track Listing Revealed

 

Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P. This October 2nd, the wait ends, as Blackie Lawless and the legendary rockers W.A.S.P. will release their long awaited new album and Napalm Records debut Golgotha. Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed.


Frontman Blackie Lawless on the new album Golgotha:


“There are times in any band’s career that somehow all things mesh together. Their experiences, influences, and personal timing bring them into a common space. This has happened with this record. Four years in the making has provided direction, but even greater reflection. Golgotha, where Christ was crucified - Hebrew for "the place of the skull".”

 

Golgotha is available for pre-order from the Napalm Records Webstore in North America and Europe.

Shop North America: http://www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/store/wasp

Shop Rest of The World: http://shop.napalmrecords.com/wasp

 

Golgotha Track Listing:

 

1. Scream
2. Last Runaway
3. Shotgun
4. Miss You
5. Fallen Under
6. Slaves of the New World Order
7. Eyes of My Maker
8. Hero of the World
9. Golgotha

 

W.A.S.P. came out of the Los Angeles Metal scene in 1982 gaining notoriety for their shock rock antics. With a career spanning over 3 decades, 17 world tours, and now their 15th studio album, they are a metal band that has evolved in maturity without having lost their signature sound, unlike many of their peers from their origins. Golgotha will continue down the path that 2007's Dominator and 2009's Babylon started on, both in production style and theme. Years in the making, Golgotha will undoubtedly lead the listeners on the emotionally epic undertaking that W.A.S.P. has become acclaimed for!

AVANTASIA IS BACK - NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

The original is back! EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has returned to the studio to work on the new chapter of AVANTASIA. The sequel to the successful latest album "The Mystery Of Time" (2013, charting in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and America, including #2 in Germany) will be called "Ghostlights" and is scheduled to be released in early 2016. An EP/ single is also planned to be released this autumn, and in March 2016 a giant all-star ensemble will set off on the GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR.

Tobias Sammet: "In the past months I've spent a lot of time in the studio, an odd recluse in the basement, secretly working obsessively on something that reads and feels and sounds like a new - very strong - chapter in the story of AVANTASIA. I must say AVANTASIA is a fantastic outlet for creativity, and it's truly inspiring to create a piece of music for so many great vocalists and instrumentalists."

The new material is very bombastic and dynamic, and even though it's extremely diverse, every minute of it sounds like AVANTASIA. I'm really proud of what we're creating right now. And as if that wasn't enough: I'm anxiously looking forward to hitting the road again. I didn't necessarily expect this to happen as in the past it has always been difficult to align the individual schedules of the guest stars, but things have worked out, and we're ready to make it happen one more time! We'll put on a big show, we're gonna play over three hours, and we'll take the fans to a magical world all its own - to AVANTASIA. The live setlist is going to embrace the entire history of AVANTASIA, from "The Metal Opera" to "Ghostlights" and of course everything in between!"

The world tour will kick off in Berlin on March 4th, 2016. 
 
AVANTASIA - GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR 2016

04.03. Germany - Berlin, Huxley´s
05.03. Germany - Hamburg, Große Freiheit
06.03. Germany - Bremen, Aladin
08.03. England - London, The Forum
09.03. France - Paris, Le Trianon
11.03. Spain - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
12.03. Spain - Madrid, La Riviera     
15.03. Germany - Frankfurt-Langen, Stadthalle
16.03. Czech Republic - Prague, Forum Karlin
18.03. Germany - Kaufbeuren, All-Karthalle
19.03. Germany - Bamberg, brose-Arena
20.03. Germany - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
22.03. Italy - Milan, Alcatraz
24.03. Switzerland - Pratteln, z7
25.03. Switzerland - Pratteln, z7     
27.03. Slovakia - Banska Bystrica, Ice Stadium
28.03. Slovakia - Bratislava, Sportshall
31.03. Germany - Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle
01.04. Germany - Ludwigsburg, Arena
02.04. Germany - Fulda, Esperantohalle

 

Click here to visit avantasia.net and purchase your tickets.

 

Calling All Song Writers - Frontiers Records Are Looking For New Songs

We are currently looking for new songs in the Melodic Rock/AOR style for a number of new recordings that are in the works! If you feel you have some quality songs written that could be recorded by our artists, then here is your chance to let us hear them!

 

Please send an email to info@frontiers.it with a link to Soundcloud pages or a ftp link to downloads -- DO NOT send MP3 attachments. If your song is chosen, then you will also be offered a publishing deal with Frontiers Music!

 

Again, DO NOT send MP3 attachments.

THEOCRACY: DRUMMER FOR NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED

Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy is happy to announce that original drummer Shawn Benson will record the drums on their highly anticipated fourth album. Benson played drums on 2011's As the World Bleeds and 2008's Mirror of Souls, as well as the 2013 re-release of Theocracy's self-titled debut album.

 

The band are in the early stages of recording, and are excited to showcase Benson's unique style on their upcoming release, which will be their third on Swedish label Ulterium Records. Below is studio footage of Benson playing one of the new songs.

 

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/N9xU3jyW0LI

 

Theocracy recently returned from a brief tour in Scandinavia, including their first performance in Sweden, with Halcyon Way drummer Ernie Topran filling in on the drums.

 

Former drummer Patrick Nickell quit Theocracy last November after recording the Christmas single "Night of Silence,” and the band wishes him well in his future endeavors. No decision has been made regarding a permanent replacement.

Nightmare : line-up changes & new plans!

Vocalist Jo and his brother David Amore (drums) have just left French heavy metal pioneers NIGHTMARE. Therefore, the remaining members Yves Campion (bass), Franck Milleliri (guitar) und Matt Asselberghs (guitar) decided to change plans and not continue to work on the band’s planned project of re-recording songs from their first two album. Instead, NIGHTMARE will search for new members to replace Jo and David, to start working on a studio album will all brand new material (to be released in the second half of 2016) soon.


See the full statement here:

 

“It's with deep sadness that we have to announce the departure from the band of Jo and David... We respect their choice and wish them all the best in their current and future musical adventures. We will never forget what we have accomplished together starting in the early 80's, and it will remain forever engraved in our hearts and memories... The answer to the question that everyone asks: "Did the band split?" is: NO, the band is still alive!!! We are well aware of the huge challenge that we have to face now, and there will inevitably be a change of identity... Naturally, the re-recording of the first two albums originally planned to be released early 2016, without Jo and David has no meaning and no interest at all anymore, and we are forced to stop this project!


We are very sorry and we send our apologies to all the fans who wanted to see us live in Belgium at the Kraken Fest on November 7th 2015. (a big thank to you Nadia!)... and we promise that we will return in Belgium in 2016! We want to thank our record company for their huge support in these difficult moments, and all the fans who support us and who want this adventure to continue... The new album is still expected for the second half of 2016 and we will give you more news very soon… Stay connected!

 

NIGHTMARE (Franck, Matt & Yves)”

The Summit  - Higher Ground

Release: 4 September 2015 on Pride & Joy Music

 

An unexpected clash of elements, several years in the making but assembled in just a short couple of months. In October of 2011 Björn Höglund (drummer of EASY ACTION and HOVEN DROVEN) made the call to Mats Karlsson (220 VOLT) and explained what he had in mind. For him, a dream team consisting of Mats, singer and childhood friend Michael Klemmé (MARMALADE SOULS) and bass player Lars Ericsson. Both with who Björn had played with since eighth grade. A carefully picked team of great players and established songwriters with the same background, musical taste and origin. The task: a quickly assembled album with a nod to the 70’s.

Tired of being tied up in several album projects, years in the making, Björn wanted to write and record quickly, just like many of his favorite albums were made in the 70’s , and the music had to fit the same idea. Within hours everyone was on board. At this time Michael and Mats had never even met. Stepping up to the challenge, the boys began writing in January. Out of some 16 songs written, recording began in April and eleven songs. The result; a modern sounding 70’s rock album with several nods to the all the bands that shaped Mats, Björn, Michael and Lars musically, without ripping off any of them. Well crafted songwriting in the hands of potent players with years of experience from the stage and the studio.

The digital version of this release includes the bonus track “The Way Down”.

Line-up: Mats Karlsson (Gitarren, Gesang); Björn Höglund (Drums), Michael Klemmé (Gesang, Gitarren); Lars Ericsson (Bass)

www.jointhesummit.com    https://www.facebook.com/jointhesummit 

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR ADDS SECOND LONDON JAZZ CAFE SHOW

Due to popular demand, British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor has added a second date at London Jazz Café on Tuesday 27 October to her autumn 2015 UK tour.   Tickets for tour are available from 0844 478 0898, or book online from The Gig Cartel.  

Federal Charm are special guest on all dates. 

 

Liverpool Sound and Vision recently reviewed Joanne’s St. Helens Citadel concert and said, "Joanne is the queen of British Blues and arguably one of the top ten guitarists to come out of Britain in the last 50 years."

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR - AUTUMN 2015 UK TOUR

 

EXETER PHOENIX                                  Tuesday 22 September

ST IVES GUILDHALL                             Wednesday 23 September

WARWICK ARTS CENTRE                    Saturday 26 September

YORK, FIBBERS                                      Monday 28 September

GLASGOW ORAN-MOR                       Tuesday 29 September

LIVERPOOL EPSTEIN THEATRE           Thursday 1 October

SALE WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE         Friday 2 October

KENDAL BREWERY ARTS                     Saturday 3 October

CLITHEROE GRAND                              Sunday 4 October

DURHAM GALA                                    Wednesday 7 October

LINCOLN DRILL HALL                          Thursday 8 October

SHORHAM ROPETACKLE                     Saturday 10 October

BROMSGROVE ARTRIX                        Monday 12 October (SOLD OUT)

BROMSGROVE ARTRIX                        Tuesday 13 October (NEW DATE)

GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL                   Wednesday 14 October

FROME CHEESE AND GRAIN               Thursday 15 October

MILTON KEYNES STABLES                  Monday 19 October

NORWICH WATERFRONT                   Tuesday 20 October

HERTFORD CORN EXCHANGE             Thursday 22 October

NEWBURY ARLINGTON ARTS            Friday 23 October

SOUTHAMPTON, TALKING HEADS    Saturday 24 October

LONDON, JAZZ CAFÉ                           Monday 26 October (SOLD OUT)

LONDON, JAZZ CAFÉ                           Tuesday 27 October (NEW DATE)

HAMMERCULT  - ISRAELI THRASH METALLERS’ EXPLOSIVE NEW ‘BUILT FOR WAR’ ALBUM RELEASED AUGUST 28TH ON SPV/STEAMHAMMER

Accomplished Israeli Thrash Metal act Hammercult have lined up the release of their blistering third album, ‘Built For War’, on SPV/Steamhammer, as a CD, Digipak (with bonus DVD), coloured vinyl (with bonus track and printed inner sleeve), plus download, on August 28th. ‘Built For War’ ups the ante even higher than its acclaimed predecessor, ‘Steelcrusher’, integrating ever more extreme elements of hardcore, black metal and punk into Hammercult’s intoxicating thrash concoction.
 
Vocalist Yakir Von Hammer states that “Every song on the album is the kind of pumping anthem which Hammercult are known for – but this time we’ve taken the songs to different places, with a more melodic and more original approach which really stands out. The vocals on ‘Built For War’ are very unique and range from screams to growls, hardcore shouts to clean vocals – which I honestly believe has never been done before by a single performer. If I had to summarize ‘Built For War’ in a single sentence it would be ‘Destruction meets Manowar in an explosive mix of extreme music and true metal.’”
 
Regarding album opener ‘Rise Of The Von Hammer comments; “There’s a good reason why we decided to open the album with this song. It’s a total metal powerhouse! A true fist-pumping war anthem. Slower but heavier than most of the Hammercult songs, it feels like storming the battle front, riding a war elephant.” ‘I Live For This Shit’, a kind of leitmotif for the band, comes across just as powerfully. Von Hammer: “This song is about my passion and my way of life. Metal, the road, the roar of the crowd and the strength I get from the people I meet across the world as we spread the war machine known as Hammercult … I live for this shit!” 
 
Unafraid to tackle sensitive issues, Hammercult have never penned a more political, socio-critical lyric than ‘Spoils Of War’. An Israeli born and raised, this song pretty much tells Von Hammer’s life story: “The lyrics are about how we, the people, are misled by political agendas, left and right – which are all the same and at the end of the day serve to fuel the war industry, which is very profitable in the Middle East.”
 
The 13 razor-sharp metal tunes contained on ‘Built For War’ were written by Von Hammer and guitarist Guy Ben David, and then recorded with band mates Elad Manor (bass), Maayan Henik (drums) and new addition Yuval Kramer (guitar) in Tel Aviv in February 2015. Renowned metal sound engineer Tue Madson, (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn, Dark Tranquility, Holy Moses, Moonspell etc) who was enlisted to mix and master ‘Built For War’, perfectly captured the band’s vibrant energy and vitality.
 
The martial cover artwork courtesy of Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Civil War, Kataklysm) suits the uncompromising sound of the album to a tee. Von Hammer: “The story behind the cover art process was basically my idea to highlight the progression of Hammercult with this album and to present it visually – in the modern world we live in.”
 
The album comes complete with first-rate bonus material. The DigiPak version includes a live DVD recorded in Tel Aviv two days before the work on ‘Built For War’ commenced. “The best way to listen to Hammercult is live,” Von Hammer says, “on stage is where we really shine, and we wanted to prove that and capture the live energy on stage and bring it to the masses.” In addition, the album’s vinyl version features a cover of the Slayer classic ‘Evil Has No Boundaries’; “During our tour with Sepultura in 2013, the metal community had the news that Jeff Hanneman had passed away. On that day I promised to myself that we would cover Slayer.”


www.hammercult.com / www.spv.de

Young States Release Cover Of Brand New's 'Soco Amaretto Lime'

Norwich based 4 piece Young States have released a fantastic cover of 'Soco Amaretto Lime' by Brand New. The band decided on this cover as they are massive Brand New fans, and Georgia only turned 18 last week, so they liked the 'stay 18 forever' refrain of the song.

You can check out the cover below:

Watch the Video


Rather than taking their cues from the flavor-of-the-week trends, the overproduced sounds of the '00s, or the race-to-the-bottom intentional lo-fi pretenders, Young States play the sort of rock reminiscent of the genre’s halcyon days. You know, when rock and roll was simply rock and roll.

 

Formed at the end of 2014, the band met at Access To Music in Norwich. Libby was on a sound engineering course, the others on a music performance course. Amy got Young States together as she was bored of seeing male band after male band, and wanted to form an all female group. She approached the others in the corridors of college after seeing them carry ing their instruments. With a love of Brand New, Arcane Roots and Mallory Knox, Young States quickly wrote and recorded their debut EP 'Down to You'. 

Young States first single 'No More' received TV play from Scuzz TV, as well as support from Amazing Radio and BBC Norfolk Introducing.

 

Watch the Video

Young States have recently announced the release of their debut EP 'Down To You' on the 7th of August. 
 

'Down To You' Tracklisting
1. No More
2. Feedback
3. Stay
4. Passing Time


Young States are:
Georgia Leeder: Vocals/Bass
Libby Irons: Guitar/Vocals
Amy Jeffery: Guitar
Molly Draba-Mann: Drums

 

Tad Morose Release 'St Demonius'

TAD MOROSE is a heavy metal band from Bollnäs, Sweden, formed in 1991. The debut album “Leaving the Past Behind” was released by Black Mark Production in November 1993.  That album was followed by the “Sender of Thoughts” album, released in 1995. They toured Europe together with Cemetary, Memento Mori and Morgana Lefay that same year. In November 1996 the mini album “Paradigma” was released which was co-produced by Mike Wead (King Diamond). This was to be the last album with Kristian Andrén on vocals. The new singer, Urban Breed debuted on the 1997 release “A Mended Rhyme” which was to be the last release on Black Mark.


 

The year 2000 saw the dawn of a re-formed line-up, now with twin guitars instead of the earlier guitar and keyboard setup, a new record deal, now with Century Media and a brand new album “Undead”.  The band played at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany just to mention one.  In 2002 the “Matters of the Dark” album was released and saw the band touring over Europe together with NWOBHM legends Demon as well as playing their first show in USA at the Milwaukee Metal Fest. 2003 TAD MOROSE headlined one of the stages on the Sweden Rock Festivals in front of a huge crowd. Later the same year saw the release of “Modus Vivendi” and the band returned to USA to play the Prog Power Festival in Atlanta. They also did a show at BB King´s Bar and Grill in New York together with the German band Edguy, with whom they earlier had toured Scandinavia with. “Modus Vivendi” was to be the last one with Urban Breed and the last release on Century Media.  The band parted ways with singer Urban Breed due to that it had come to the point where it no longer was possible to work together. They found a new singer in Joe Comeau (ex, Annihilator, ex Overkill, ex Lige Lord) But due to that he was based in USA it was hard for the band to get things going and they got dropped by Century Media.
 

A long period of pure nothing followed and they parted ways with Joe and found a new singer in Ronny Hemlin (ex Steel Attack) The work on the next album continued and finally, in 2013 they signed with Despotz Records and released the long awaited album “Revenant” which got a very warm welcome by both fans and media. During this long period of time the band had gone through a lot of line-up changes leaving only founder Christer “Krunt” Andersson (guitars) as the only remaining original member and Peter Morén (Drums) who had joined the band back in 1994. The new line-up was completed with bassist Tommi Karppanen (ex Morgana Lefay) and guitarist Kenneth Jonsson (ex Torch).
 

The band has now completed the recording of their 8th full length album. The album is titled St Demonius and it contains of twelve brand new typical TAD MOROSE songs. More straight forward, more un-necessary complicated, slower, faster, more melodic and heavier in other words!
 

St. Demonius will be released by Despotz Records in late August 2015 and soon after that TAD MOROSE will head out on a headline tour in Europe.

The Two 'O's' unite to release 'Ozone" on Escape Music

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for the much anticipated OZONE debut album, titled Self Defence.  Release Date: 25th September 2015

 

The two 'O's' have joined forces on a collaboration that has been whispered for years now and the rumours have all been true as this great union is about to be unleashed on the world. This is just beyond a dream, even the thought that two of the finest melodic rock vocalists in the UK would come together and record an album.
 
We all know the work of Mike Slamer (City Boy, Streets, and Seventh Key) and his amazing production expertise, well here he outshines all of his previous work with a razor sharp explosion of talent. Mike has a knack of making great music sound even better and this is all the evidence we need. Check out songs like 'Smile before you lie' and 'Practice what you preach' for superb examples of melodic hard rock. On top of it all you get some great backing vocals from Kansas members Ronnie Platt and Billy Greer just like icing on the cake!
 
This album is dedicated to Christian Wolf R.I.P.

 

Track List: 1-Tiger By The Tail 3:38 / 2- Let The Good Will Out 4:11 /  3- So Blind 5:31 / 4-Destiny 3:50 /  5- Shadow On The Sun 3:32 / 6- Save My Soul 5:02 / 7- Evolve  4:27 / 8- Self Defence 3:42 / 9- Smile Before You Lie  4:21 / 10- Lifetime 4:05 / 11- Practice What You Preach  4:06 / 12- Visionary Man 4:34

 

Chris Ousey - Lead Vocals and backing vocals.

 

Chris Ousey has had an excellent singing career that goes way back to the times of 'Monroe', 'Virginia Wolf', the fantastic 'Heartland' an outstanding solo recording and more recently 'Snakecharmer'. He is nicknamed 'The man with the golden tonsils' and that is a fine accolade indeed for he has earned it. His effortless vocal range has gained him a top spot in the world of classic UK hard rock.

 

Steve Overland - Vocals and backing vocals.

 

Steve Overland is a legend in his own lifetime. Is there anyone out there who is not familiar with his name? He has a history that goes way back into the late seventies, his first major recording was with the band 'Wildlife' in 1980. After the demise of 'Wildlife' Steve went on to form the cult British melodic rock band 'FM', a band that released many great albums throughout the eighties and nineties and right up to 2015. Their popularity has always been at the forefront of British Hard Rock. Steve has also fronted many great bands in recent years, such as 'The Ladder', 'Shadowman' and of course he has recorded three fine solo albums.
 
Mike Slamer - Guitars / B3 Organ / Keys / Bass
Ronnie Platt - Backing vocals
Billy Greer - Backing vocals
Kerry Denton - Drums
The Late and sadly missed our dear friend Christian Wolff  - Guitars and Keys on 'Evolve'
Erik Sabo - B3 organ
 
All songs written by Chris Ousey, Steve Overland, Mike Slamer.
 
Recorded and Mixed at Shattered Studios Valencia CA except for Steve Overland vocals recorded at Tremolo Recording Studio in Cheshire, UK.
Produced and mixed by Mike Slamer
Mastered by Mike Lind at Masterplant
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
 
www.Escape-Music.com

 

Stala & So Return with Album Number Three!!!!

Stala & So are back with album number three, this album recorded more towards Melodic Rock with bigger hooks and massive choruses!!  Release Date: 21st August 2015

 


 
Track list: I Need More / When The Night Falls / Headlong / Now N' Everyday / I Can See It In Your Eyes / Shine Out / Living For Today / The Girl With Guilty Eyes / You Don't Mind (Devil In Disguise) / Goodbye

Founded in 1997, Stala & So. is known for melodic rock tunes and a positive attitude.  The band has had the freedom to follow their own direction with their music and live performances while entertaining audiences and gathering lots of fans from all over the world along the way. The 70's and 80's glam rock bands, such as Sweet, T-Rex and Ziggy Stardust -era David Bowie, have had a strong influence on the band's image. Stala & So. is making music professionally and also having fun with it. The late Finnish comedian, Spede Pasanen, said: "The main thing is to have FUN!". This has been, and continues to be, the guideline for the band as well.


In the beginning of 2011 the band became familiar to the Finnish tv-viewing people by taking part in the Finnish Eurovision Song Contest. They made their way to the national finals. There is also one ESC 2006 winner in the band's line up. After the Eurovision show it was time for the Finnish release of their self-written, -recorded and -produced debut album "It Is So."
 
On October 24th the Japanese record company, King Records, released the It Is So. album in Japan and South-East Asia. The German-based music company, Music Buy Mail, released the album in Europe and South America on September. In the fall of 2011 the band recorded five new songs and those were released as an EP, titled "Gimme Five".
 
In 2013 Stala and so. Signed with Escape Music and released the CD 'Play Another Round' which is exciting catchy, vibrant music that fits in well with the modern rock scene today. There is no doubt that this Finnish band excel in bouncy hard melodic rock with unforgettable chorus lines. Their new CD for 2015 is simply self-titled and it extends their music to another level, this new album recorded more towards the melodic hard rock with bigger hooks and massive choruses are remained etched in your mind after just one play.


Stala and So. are like a breath of fresh air that put a whole new perspective on today's ever changing rock music scene. 

 

Sampsa Stala ' Lead Vocals (Kita - ex Lordi, Finland)
Nick Gore ' Bass, vocals
Sami J. ' Lead Guitars, Vocals
Pete Vaughn ' Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rudy Fabritius ' Drums, Percussion
 
www.Escape-Music.com

SOTO Touring In September

SOTO, featuring the legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY) embarking on a Eurpean tour 'Live In The Vertigo' beginning middle of September, in support of the new album 'Inside The Vertigo'. SOTO will be performing selections from JSS classic past. More details on the tour, special guest, support band, will be made available soon.

 

Upcoming SOTO 'Live In The Vertigo' tour dates:

 

16.9. Sala Boveda, Barcelona, Spain
17.9. Sala Lemon, Madrid, Spain
18.9. t.b.a., Seville, Spain
19.9. Festival, Alicante, Spain
20.9. Centro Civico Delicias, Zaragoza, Spain
24.9. Garage Deluxe, Munich, Germany
25.9. Hall of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland
26.9. Rock In Park/Legend Club, Milan, Italy

 

More dates to be announced soon.

 

Jeff Scott Soto is one of today’s premier rock frontmen and vocalists and a union of hotshot young musicians: Jorge Salan (lead guitar), BJ (keyboards, guitars), David Z (bass) and Edu Cominato (drums), bring you a slamming blend of melody and muscle in some of the freshest power metal to surface in years present. Together they are SOTO.

 

SOTO recently released a music video for the track “Break”, featured on the new album, Inside The Vertigo. The video, directed by Thiago Kiss, can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ivgSA4V6gf0

 

www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial   www.facebook.com/JeffScottSoto

Tigertailz Announce New Bass Player!

Are we ready for some Bass-player-tastic news Maniacz?

 

Can we please give a very warm welcome to our new four string slayer who will be putting the glam groove into the new Tailz line-up....... all the way from Nottingham.... here he is... at long last...

**Berty Burton..!!!!**

 

 

Berty says: "Couldn't be happier to have been asked, hell, even considered, to join such a great band! Looking forward to sharing a stage with my new band-mates, and playing for all the Tailz fans! I know I have some big shoes to fill, but i'll try and do you all proud. The new line up sounds absolutely monstrous!


See you in July Maniacz!!"

 

Quote from Jay: ''As soon as we rehearsed with Berty we immediately knew he was the right guy for the job, he's such a solid player, great to work with, and ticks all the boxes of exactly what we need in Tigertailz going forward. He's played with New Generation Superstars and Drugdealer Cheerleader in Europe/UK, so we knew where his high standard of playing was at.


So at last we now have a fully functioning, stable, UK based band, and cannot wait for the July shows to show how fantastic it's all sounding right now! See you there Maniacz!!''

 

The band recently announced previous bassist Rob Wylde (Teenage Casket Company) was to switch roles into the new vocalist.

 

Catch the band live at The Rock N Bike Festival on Fri July 17th, http://www.rockandbikefest.co.uk/
and then Dreadnoughts Club, Bathgate (Scotland) Sat 18th July. 
http://www.dreadnoughtrock.com/

 

www.tigertailz.co.uk

 

Femme Fatale Are Hitting The Road

August 30 2015 - Melbourne Florida "80's in the Park"
September 4 2015 - Las Vegas Vamp'd
September 5 2015 - Hollywood The Whiskey Sunset Strip!!!
November 6/7 2015 - Farm Rock Atlanta!!
October 1-5 2016 - Monsters of Rock Cruise West!!!


More Announcements Coming Soon!


Come Follow Femme Fatale on Twitter - https://twitter.com/femmefatalerock and Instagram.com/FemmeFataleRocks XO

Who loves ya? We love ya

 

 


Chaos Magic Coming This July!

The self-titled CHAOS MAGIC debut album will be released July 3rd in Europe and July 10th in N. America! Who is psyched for this one? Fans of Within Temptation, Amaranthe, Nightwish and the like will eat this up.

 

Chaos Magic features the one and only Timo Tolki (Timo Tolki's Avalon, Stratovarius) paired with the amazing Chilean vocalist Caterina Nix. Check out their first music video, "I'm Alive" here: https://youtu.be/_l8MnwcPoCs

 

Get your copy of CHAOS MAGIC here: http://radi.al/ChaosMagic

Welcome To The Groove House

The rockin' debut novel from Jill Meniketti.

 

Lock up your grandmothers! . . . When rock’s former biggest rebel loses everything, he’s forced to call in favors from all the rock star royalty whom he’d burned his entire career.

With a trashed comeback tour, creditors on his ass, no record deal, a health issue he doesn’t even know how to spell, and nothing but a few bucks from the sale of his last guitar, Mike Mays is destitute for the first time in his rock star life. He’s forced to crash his estranged, uptight daughter’s tidy world, and when she kicks him out, to couch-surf halfway around the world at a ragtag farmhouse in Tuscany called Groove House—home to a pack of aging ex-rock stars, who aren’t thrilled to see him.


Mike creates chaos at every turn, bulldozing everyone in his path. His raunchy offstage antics snagged headlines back in the ’70s and ’80s, but can the aging bad boy bluff his way out of his worst bungle yet and actually stage a comeback?

  • Format: Trade Cloth (hardcover with dust jacket)
  • Price: $24.99
  • ISBN: 9781942828013
  • Category: Fiction

 

Welcome to Groove House is available in hardcover and ebook formats at booksellers around the world. or order it now online from: 

http://store.meniketti.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=B-WTGH

 

 

H.E.A.T - JAPANESE EDITION WILL BE RELEASED ON AUG.26!!!

 

H.E.A.T is releasing a Japanese "TOUR EDITION" edition of "Tearing Down The Walls" on August 26, 2015.

 

Only the first disc features SHM-CD format. Furthermore, this edition additionally includes a bonus CD with rare tracks, including three ones from an EP "A Shot At Redemption," which were exclusively distributed through the net. The three tracks are included in CD format for the first time.

 

Track Listing:

 

Disc   1

01 Point of No Return    

02 A Shot At Redemption    

03 Inferno    

04 The Wreckoning    

05 Tearing Down the Walls    

06 Mannequin Show    

07 We Will Never Die    

08 Emergency    

09 All the Nights    

10 Eye for an Eye    

11 Enemy in Me    

12 Laughing At Tomorrow

 

Disc   2

01 Under Your Skin    

02 Breaking The Silence (Demo 2011)    

03 She's Like The Wind