Skarlett Riot - Brand New Single Out Now!
Riot are excited to announce the release of the first single and
video from their forthcoming CD, ‘We Are The Brave’ (out
the crunching opening guitar riff ‘Rising’ powers into
Skarlett’s emotion filled vocals which lift the chorus onto
proving a hit at radio, ‘Rising’ marks another step forward in
this remarkable young band’s career.
four piece head out on the road in support of ‘We Are The
Brave’, with dates confirmed with Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist
Gus G and the legendary Kamelot.
out Skarlett Riot’s fabulous new video clip here; https://youtube.com/watch?v=yxBxe0KSgqA
an eye out for the track on Scuzz and Kerrang TV and get those
the band on tour in February and March with Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne,
Firewind) and Kamelot!
Twitter - @SkarlettRiot ( https://twitter.com/skarlettriot
Instagram - SkarlettRiot
Website - www.skarlettriot.co.uk
Evil Scarecrow -
Robototron & the mystery of the missing track!
Scarecrow’s missing track finally released! A message
from Dr Hell!
so when we released Sixty-Six Minutes Past Six (6:66) we felt
obligated to try and do something with our most popular track
Robototron. The original recording of this was horrible, it made
our ears sad and, as with a lot of our original album
Crowcifiction, was not really representative of our live show.
So we recorded it again. We also made a video for the new
recording. We were also thoughtful enough to then include this
as a bonus track on the physical 6:66 CD.
there was a problem. A problem we didn’t even really notice
until we started looking at the digital distribution of our
never included this bonus track on our digital release of 6:66!
This means for the past 6 years the only way people were able to
listen to the (half decent) version of Robototron is from the
original CD, the video (via Scuzz or youTube) or maybe an
illegal download rip of the CD. The poor buggers who bought the
album via iTunes/Amazon mp3 or stream our music via services
like Spotify have been left with the (kind of embarrassing)
happy to announce though that this hole has now been plugged and
you can complete your digital Scarecrow back catalogue with the
definitive version of the track, now available through all your
favourite digital outlets. "Robototron (2009)” may be 6
years late and not hugely reflective of where are now as a band,
but we hope at least the original version will now be quieted in
some way and we can try harder to pretend it never happened.
'Sixty Six Minutes Past Six' Album
Videos - Robototron, Blacken The Everything
Evil Scarecrow are:
Dr Rabid Hell, vocals, guitars
Brother Dimitri Pain, guitars
Kraven Morrdeth, bass
Princess Luxury, keyboards
Ringmaster Monty Blitzfist, drums
Dream - Level Eleven
Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singer songwriters
in Sweden today, and this band, originally formed in 2002, has
been only one of his many projects in a career which has seen many
highs. Beside LAD for example, he has since 2006, also been the
front man in Swedish super group Secret Service and has
participated in the band’s many live tours all over the world. He
has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record
company (together with XTC Productions) originally came up with
the idea of putting him together (in 2002) with fantastic Fair
Warning guitar player Andy Malecek – the result being some ten
albums in a fruitful career that has run consistently from then
Mikael and Andy were originally joined by Ian Haugland, Mic
Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame and their self-titled debut
album represented the best of Scandinavian melodic rock heritage,
but it also added a distinctive Fair Warning influence of course,
which came from the presence of Malecek’s guitar.
Three-fifths of the line-up soon departed; due in no small reason
to the comeback of Europe itself, but since then the band has
forged ahead as a four piece with great musicians such as bassist
Marcel Jacob (Talisman), who sadly tragically died in 2009 and was
replaced by Nalley Påhlsson (Treat, Therion), and drummer Jamie
Borger (Talisman, Secret Service).
Malecek himself sadly departed the band in 2014 because of
personal reasons but his replacement was none other than guitar
genius Peter “Pac” Söderström, a guitar player that had
earlier added rhythm guitars to many of the band’s previous
Album number 11, “Level Eleven” is already released in Japan
but coming out through AOR Heaven here on February 23rd 2015, it
looks set to raise the bar on Swedish melodic rock to new levels
with a combination of classic rock references and modern sound;
all given that huge and dynamic Erlandsson touch!
All LAD albums are recorded at XTC Studios in Stockholm, and this
is no exception. Executive producer is once again Ulf Wahlberg
Heaven - Release: 23 February 2015
Uriah Heep - Live At Koko
on 20 February 2015 - Frontiers Music
Cd1 : Against The Odds; Overload; Traveller In Time; Sunrise;
Stealin’; I’m Ready; Can’t Take That Away; Between Two Worlds;
One Minute; Nail On The Head.
Cd2 : Into The Wild; Gypsy; Look At Yourself; Box Wah Box; July
Morning; Lady In Black; Free’n’Easy; Easy Livin’.
Dvd (Blu Ray) : Against The Odds; Overload; Traveller In Time;
Sunrise; Stealin’; I’m Ready; Can’t Take That Away; Between
Two Worlds; One Minute; Nail On The Head; Into The Wild; Gypsy; Look
At Yourself; Box Wah Box; July Morning; Lady In Black;
Free’n’Easy; Easy Livin’.
Uriah Heep, who indisputably invented Hard Rock in conjunction with
Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, have sold in excess of
40 million albums since their inception in 1969. From their early
incarnation as Spice (joined by members of the Gods), through record
breaking tours, gold and platinum selling albums, timeless chart
scaling anthems and a fiercely dedicated fan base of worldwide
proportions, Uriah Heep can rightly claim to be one of the greatest
U.K. progressive heavy rock bands of both the 20th and 21st
Originally founded by vocalist David Byron and guitarist Mick Box,
Uriah Heep have been through an incredible number of permutations,
with Mick Box always at the helm. Long standing keyboard player Phil
Lanzon and vocalist Bernie Shaw were recruited nearly 30 years ago
in 1986. Drummer Russell Gilbrook who has now been with the band 7
years, has recorded studio albums “Wake the Sleeper”, “Into
the Wild” & “Outsider”. “Wake the Sleeper” heralded an
exciting new phase for the band, taking Heep’s classic sound right
into the future. The band celebrated its 40th anniversary an aptly
titled greatest hits re-recordings album called “Celebration”.
Dave Rimmer, who had been standing in for Trevor Bolder (ex-David
Bowie's Spiders From Mars), continues as the bassist, and with the
band’s diary for the foreseeable future as full as ever.
In January 2011, the band returned to the studio once again to
record “Into the Wild” which began with a strong start in
Germany at #32 and the band once again returned to the road for a
worldwide tour. Playing to nearly 150,000 people, in Eastern Europe,
Australia, Japan, and America and playing in 58 different countries
“Recording a live DVD in London at Koko's was just fantastic. Our
fans travelled from all over the world to be there, and be part of
this magic night,” says Mick Box. “This added so much to the
atmosphere, and thankfully it was captured on camera. We debuted two
songs from our new CD, 'Outsider,' that night, and the reaction was
just incredible, proving that we have the best fans in the world.”
Mick Box, Philip Lanzon, Bernie Shaw, Russell Gilbrook, Dave Rimmer
is a new young rock band produced by Beau Hill
(Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton...) and M. Baggio (The Fire, Vanilla
Sky....). They've played more than 180 shows around Europe
and right now the band is ready for their first UK tour:
– live @ The Intake (Mansfield, UK)
– live @ Iron Road (Evesham, UK)
– live @ Hope and Anchor (London, UK)
– live @ Hell Fire club (Redhill, UK)
– live @ The Snooty Fox (Wakefield, UK)
– live @ Dove and Rainbow (Sheffield, UK)
– live @ The Roadhouse (Birmingham, UK)
– live @ The George (Braunton, UK)
– live @ The Chill Bar (Ilfracombe, UK)
new video/single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTDXi48jrc8
US Headline Tour Dates
are very pleased to announce the following US Headline tour dates as
part of the 'War of Kings' World tour 2015
Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Chicago, IL House of Blues
New York, NY Irving Plaza
Niagara Falls, NY The Bears Den
Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
will go on sale Friday January 23rd at 10am local time. Ticket
links to follow. More dates to be announced soon!
wait to be be back in the US!!
/ John / John / Mic / Ian
Glenn Hughes Regarding California Breed Split
morning .. On June 2 Jason left California Breed.
We had just gone on sale with tickets for the USA and Europe tours.
I felt it necessary to commit to these shows, as we had recorded an
album and we needed to play and promote our work. Joey C came
in and played drums and helped us out on tour, and I am supremely
grateful for this.
What I couldn't commit to was a second album. Cali Breed was Jason
Andrew and myself, and there was no way moving forward without all 3
Over the past 4 decades I have built a very loving and loyal fan
base, where I know most of you , through touring , signing
autographs for all , or on social networks, where I see your
photographs or avatar , and answer you, in whatever you wish to ask
or share with me.
Those of you who have met me , or know me , know that I deeply care
I am currently working on 3 projects , 2 musical & one movie
...I will give more details as I move forward .
This is a loving ... And safe Place.
The Canvas of my LIFE is vast ...and I go ...where my spirit.. Leads
Big love to all my fans, friends and GOLDEN ones across our Planet
In my world LOVE is the answer .. Remember this
RIP. Victor Ruzzo
few words from Kane Robert regarding the sad passing of Victor Ruzzo.
few days ago I got the news that drummer, Victor Ruzzo had died. He
was a key player in my band in New York called Criminal Justice back
in the day before hooking with Alice Cooper. Alice and I recorded a
lot of demos in his garage studio in upstate New York and Victor
also played on my first major release on MCA. Great guy, great
drummer, great singer.
photo below includes the members of CJ (left to right) Russ
Brinnier (extremely melodic, talented guitarist), Greg Jackson
(dangerously skilled bass player with a dangerous brain) and my
bud Victor (massive cool drummer). His friendship and creative
voice will not be forgotten.
first demo (Waiting for You) from those days as kids playing clubs
Chris Appleton On Solo Project
FROM CHRIS : OK guys, just a quick update with what's going on, and
i know some people are asking, why a solo acoustic project?
Basically, every year Absolva tends to have Jan & most of Feb
off touring and Blaze Bayley is over in Brazil this year. Which also
tends to lead me going stir crazy at home or spend most of my time
in the pub. So I said I was going to do something different this
I had some studio time available at Bart's in Belgium during in the
last European Tour, so with my days off I recorded this Acoustic
Album 'Restless'. Featuring Wizz Wizzard & Luke Appleton, so I
decided to tour this acoustic show, in Jan & Feb, to keep myself
busy. The reaction I've got from this has been fantastic, and the 2
tracks that have been released online everyone seems to dig them.
the album is up for pre-order right now, and the tour dates that
we are doing are coming up very soon. Also there is a music video
coming very soon for the single 'No Tomorrow'. 5 UK shows 4 Europe
shows. And you never know, if this is a success we will do more.
28 Whittles, Oldham, UK
29 Grand Central, Manchester, UK
30 Fox & Goose, Southport UK
31 Snooty Fox, Wakefield, UK
1 Hark To Towler, Tottington, UK
5 Manuscript, Oostende, BE
6 Blues Devils, Arras, FR
7 Cafe Elpee, Deinze, BE
8 Rockcafe Bone, Haarlem, NL
QUIET RIOT: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back
After losing his best friend and band mate to a drug overdose,
80's metal rock star Frankie Banali must forge ahead to conquer
his loss, regain his life, and get the band back together one more
QUIET RIOT: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back - on
Showtime 29th January 2015, iTunes / DVD 19th May 2015!
Nebworth in 2015
Sonisphere reluctantly confirm that Sonisphere will not take
place in the UK in 2015. We’ve been working hard to get a
line-up that we felt was good enough but also on a weekend which
would avoid other events that we know rock fans would want to
support. Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been
extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position
to run the event this year. We’ve said in the past that
Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good
enough and that hasn’t changed.
hope all rock fans have a great summer with all the festivals
and concerts already in the calendar and we plan to see you all
King's X Fans!
X planning CD and vinyl re-issues for 2015; band seeks old photos,
PHOTOS AND IMAGES FOR CONSIDERATION TO email@example.com.
X will be releasing a series of re-issues in 2015 on CD and on
vinyl. The band and Metal
Blade Records are putting together packaging and track
listings at this very moment, and the band would like to ask
fans for a favor! King's X are looking for photos, show flyers,
ticket stubs, etc. from the 1988-1996 era of the band. If you
were there and have any photos from that time, they have a
chance to be featured in the layout for one of the upcoming
It is acknowledged and understood that any and all material sent
to the band will become the property of King's X and as such can
be used for any and all purposes. By Sending in photos, you are
giving King's X full and total control to use any material sent
in, for all uses, including and not limited to promotion and
public dissemination of said material.
MOB RULES release
new digital single!
Download Single ´Broken` - Band
has started initial preparations for upcoming new studio album
few days ago, melodic metal band Mob Rules from northern Germany
went into the planning stage for their 2015 activities: the six
musicians are back at their own studio to compile ideas for
their upcoming studio album and are using this opportunity for a
last official pointer to their 2014 anniversary package
Timekeeper (released on 10 October 2014): the track ‘Broken’
is another single from this successful box set which will be
available for download from January 16th onwards. The track
presents Mob Rules again as an extremely creative act who never
cease to test different new stylistic means within their genre.
‘Broken’ features Mob Rules’ usual catchiness and clear
arrangements as well as the group’s typical finesse when it
comes to the fine points – definitely a number which no fan
should miss out on.
than that, the band have revealed that following their
well-deserved Christmas break, their focus is back on future
challenges. They are currently looking into invitations to
festivals and tours/concerts, coordinating them with the dates
for the album preparations. More on that in the course of the
coming months. Mob Rules: “We look forward to our continued
collaboration with Steamhammer/SPV, which has seen a highly
successful relaunch with Timekeeper. Now we’ll concentrate on
the tasks which lie ahead.”
10.10. D-Oberursel - MFTB Festival (with Blaze Bayley and Wicked
Rock Holiday: First names!
late than never they say! We did take some time to digest the
after effect of the most successful edition so far and really
focus on the 2015 lineup, following the wish list our fans made
and blend in some personal favorites, so we hope you like it!
I may be wrong, but I think it was 2005 when Beatsteaks
played probably the smallest show after the release of “Smack
Smash”. It took place in Gala
Hala in Ljubljana and it was the show that those 300 people and
the band might never forget. I could keep talking about magic
and stuff, but let's see what we have to say in August.
The second band that holds a special place in the hearts of
Slovenian punk rock fans is Flogging Molly.
Man, it took a long time to bring them into this tiny country.
But when it finally happened, they just kept coming back. And no
The same affection goes to next one. Coming to Punk Rock Holiday
for the third time! We love what they do and they seem to like
what we do, so why not have a house band. Especially when the
band is Anti-Flag!
Even the next one is no stranger to Slovenian audience. We
always enjoy the fine ska punk vibe blasting from the stage in
Tolmin. And after last years full moon party with Reel Big Fish,
it had to be their endless friends Less Than Jake
shaking the dance floor next!
Next? Oh, you already know that. Satanic Surfers
have recently reunited and since all the festivals grabbed them,
it was pretty much expected that we have them on the bill too.
After all, their reunion was one of the best things that
happened in 2014.
New York Hardcore! Madball is here to represent
that powerful scene that was literally cracking the stage in the
past years. And before we check the European scene, we have to
announce two outstanding performers from foreign countries
first: Death By Stereo from USA and The
Decline from Australia.
We already mentioned this year's lineup is gonna put a lot of
focus on the fresh and lively European scene. We have a pretty
daring idea involving European bands, but it still needs some
editing, so we'll quickly announce some of the very best
European bands at the moment and present the whole idea later.
Really quick! France: Forus, Spain: Adrenalized,
UK: Darko, Austria: Astpai,
Belgium: F.O.D., Germany: Straightline ...
To be continued!
Tickets are already onsale!
Festival ticket (including camping): 90 € + commission
Date: 4th - 7th of
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/864888786884801/
Flogging Molly, Satanic Surfers, Less Than Jake, Anti Flag,
MADBALL, Death By Stereo, FORUS, Adrenalized, ASTPAI, Darko, The
Decline, Straightline and FOD.
KAMELOT SIGNS TO
Metal Masters KAMELOT entered the studio in mid 2014 to begin
recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping
album Silverthorn. The new album will make KAMELOT history as it
will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm
Records/Universal and Napalm Records / ADA-Warner as an exclusive
licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT Music LLC this April/May
2015. In support of this highly anticipated release, KAMELOT
will hit the road starting in March for select UK shows, followed
by a massive North America Tour this Spring, with special guests
Dragonforce (UK). Select Summer Festivals will follow and the band
returns to Europe in September/October for their biggest headliner
tour to date.
are extremely excited about having a growing and hungry
independent label like Napalm with the power of major distribution
that we will get with Universal and ADA Warner.” states KAMELOT
founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood.
Caser, Vice President of Napalm Records:
“Being a fan since the band’s Epica release it has always been
a dream for me to work with KAMELOT! Finally this dream has come
true and we at Napalm Records are delighted and honoured to
announce this signing. I foresee a bright future and we will spare
no effort to bring the band to where they deserve to be – the
top! Watch out for the band’s monumental new album this spring
and witness KAMELOT & Napalm Records conquering the world in
have held their own, very special position in the world of rock
and heavy music: their elaborate melodic metal has always opened
itself in a remarkably clever way to like-minded styles,
integrating progressive elements as well as cross-references to
doom/gothic metal and classical music, which have allowed their
songs to define their own genre. Two of their most successful
releases in particular, namely the albums Karma (2001) and The
Black Halo (2005), are prime examples of KAMELOT’s multi-layered
approach, intensity and outstanding musicality. Their last effort
Silverthorn, saw the band raise this demanding standard even
higher, because the album stands the test of time as a true
masterpiece of grand gestures, gritty melodies and haunting
atmospheres, showcasing KAMELOT at their finest.
Catch KAMELOT live on their upcoming live shows:
IRL – Dublin / Button Factory
13.03.2015 UK – Pwllheli / HammerFest VII Festival
14.03.2015 UK – London / O2 Academy Islington
25.04.2015 MX – Mexico D.F. / José Cuervo Salón
09.07.2015 CZ – Vizovice / Masters Of Rock Festival
KAMELOT North American Tour With Special Guest Dragonforce:
Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
4/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/2: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
5/3: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
5/5: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/6: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/7: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/9: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
5/10: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
5/11: Calgary, AL @ MacEwan Hall
5/12: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/14: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
5/15: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/20: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
5/21: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theater
5/22: Birmingham, IL @ Iron City Live
5/23: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
For More Info Visit:
the talents of Roland Grapow (Masterplan), Thomen Stauch (ex -
Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (ex -Visions Of Atlantis), Dominik
Sebastian (Edenbridge), Jan Vacik (ex -Dreamscape) and (last but
not least) the golden voice of Urban Breed (ex - Tad Morose),
Serious Black is a band dedicated to hardcore, classic rock and
being on stage. The band has already released 2 singles from the
new record "As Daylight Breaks"; "I Seek No Other
Life"and "Sealing My Fate", but you can find a
video clip for another exclusive track "High And Low"
here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcuoyGMrRuk
I Seek No Other Life
High And Low
Sealing My Fate
Temple Of The Sun
My Mystic Mind
Trail Of Murder
As Daylight Breaks
Setting Fire To The Earth
Listen To The Storm
Older And Wiser