Frontiers Music Srl announce the release of Eclipse's new album 'Monumentum'

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the hotly anticipated fifth studio album from ECLIPSE, “Monumentum” on March 24, 2017.


Pre-orders of "Momentum" and/or streams of the first single, "Vertigo" are available here:

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Two years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse's debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016).


With the musical development and maturity shown across the board on their last two albums, "Bleed and Scream" and "Armageddonize," the future has become clear: these guys are destined for stardom! And now with their new album, aptly entitled “Monumentum,” band’s amazing abilities are truly on display for the world to hear.


After touring extensively for two years in support of “Armageddonize”, Eclipse's main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson reconvened in Erik's new studio in the Swedish countryside in late summer 2016 and started writing new songs. The intention was to write and record an album with no compromise on either song quality or musical performance from the band.


Singer, songwriter and producer Erik Martensson says: “With every album, one's way of writing music changes a bit. What you thought was exciting and interesting while writing one album can radically change when you start writing the next. I think we have brought in quite a few new tricks in the writing and recording process while still staying true to our sound. In the end, it all boils down to if it's good or bad songs and I think this is the best album we've done. In my opinion there is not one single weak song on the album and I'm really proud of it!”


We know saying your latest album is the best you've done is the oldest cliché in rock music, and so instead of taking our word for it, tune in and listen to the killer opening track “Vertigo” here:



It's melodic rock that's respectful of the roots of the genre, but with sights set firmly on the future. Fans of the band will not be disappointed and newcomers can look forward to hard rocking tunes with massive hooks from the first to the final track.


As Erik puts it: "When I go and see a band I just want to hear songs that make me wanna put my fist in the air and scream along, and I want everyone around me to do the same. Well, Monumentum is one giant fist waiting for a chanting crowd of rockers. We can't wait for the people to hear it!"


Better be ready: ECLIPSE are coming to kick your ass!


“Monumentum” tracklisting:

1. Vertigo
2. Never Look Back
3. Killing Me
4. The Downfall of Eden
5. Hurt
6. Jaded
7. Born To Lead
8. For Better or for Worse
9. No Way Back
10. Night Comes Crawling
11. Black Rain


Upcoming Tour Dates with MORE To Be Announced SOON:

March 31st - Fryshuset Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden
April 1st - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 29th - Frontiers Rock Festival, Trezzo (Milano), Italy
June 30th - July 2nd - Rockfest Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
August 9th-12th - Leyendas del Rock, Villena, Spain



Erik Mårtensson – lead vocals, guitars
Magnus Henriksson - guitars
Philip Crusner - drums
Magnus Ulfstedt - bass


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Liv Sin's new single 'Let Me Out'

The singer and major force from the former band SISTER SIN rises from the ashes with a new band and a whole new album that will be released in early 2017. The first single with Liv Sin is called “Let Me Out”, purposely issued on Friday the 13th of all days. Friday the 13th with it’s sinister force calls for mischief in the form of this new song and Liv Sin will be let out for the public to hear for the first time.

The song will appear on Sin's new album "Follow Me", expected to drop on April 28th via Despotz Records. The album was produced by longtime UDO bassist, Fitty Wienhold. Check out the single below:

The first single from Liv Sin's debut album "Follow Me" that will be released April 28 2017.


Pre order the upcoming album:

The singer and major force from the former band Sister Sin rises from the ashes with a new band and a whole new album that will be released in early 2017.

The first single with Liv Sin is called “Let Me Out” and will be released Friday the 13 of all days. Friday 13 with it’s sinister force calls for mischief in the form of this new song and Liv Sin will be let out for the public to hear for the first time.

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House of Lords to release new album 'Saint of the Lost Souls' in March 2017

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “Saint Of The Lost Souls”, the tenth studio album from House of Lords. The album, which is the follow up to their highly successful “Indestructible”, will be released March 24th.


Beginning today, the first audio offering from “Saint Of The Lost Souls” entitled “Oceans Divide” can be heard HERE:


You can pre-order the album and/or stream first single, "Oceans Divide" here:

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Recorded and produced by the band’s singer and mastermind James Christian, this collection of songs has an incredible flow of up-tempo and mid-tempo rockers mixed with power ballads, which lean a bit more toward keyboards this time around, but without compromising the band's trademark sound which is based around Jimi Bell’s guitar.


“Saint Of The Lost Souls” is already one of the years most anticipated melodic rock releases and will not disappoint fans of the band or genre. James Christian's well crafted and smooth vocals bring the band's craft to new heights. Guitarist Jimi Bell is on fire and the melodic riffs throughout the album will leave you breathless. A new addition on bass is Chris Tristram, who is no stranger to the rock community. His solid performance adds another dimension to the sound and BJ Zampa brings a solid and powerful rhythm foundation to House of Lords.


House of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of their self-titled album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best arena rock releases of the 80’s. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex-Angel and Giuffria keyboardist, Gregg Giuffria, along with luminaries Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), were reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Deep Purple, and Van Halen and immediately brought the band to the attention of the music media and fans.


With their sophomore release, “Sahara”, House of Lords had considerable radio and video chart success with their cover of Blind Faith’s “Can't Find My Way Home”. After a tour with Nelson in 1991, the group disbanded, eventually coming back together with a new lineup (featuring original members Giuffria and Christian) in 1992 with "Demon's Down". With the change in musical climate at the time, House of Lords went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing the controversial “Power and the Myth”, an album which featured a sound leaning more towards progressive hard rock with 70’s rock influences. After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark arena rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding member Gregg Giuffria, who opted out right before the release of “Power and the Myth”. New members Jimi Bell on guitars and B.J. Zampa on drums supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album, “World Upside Down”, a record which caused a real stir in the hard rock and melodic rock scenes. That album was followed up by the equally impressive “Come to My Kingdom” in 2008, "Cartesian Dreams" in 2009, "Big Money" in 2011, and “Precious Metal” in 2014.


The band has toured relentlessly in Europe and the States in support of their releases and have now become a true staple of the hard rock scene on both continents. House Of Lords stands for superb hooks and majestic atmospheres that bring back the memories of their stellar debut album, monumental guitar riffs and a production to die for. All these ingredients you will find on “Saint Of The Lost Souls” which shines from the first second to the last!


“Saint Of The Lost Souls” Track Listing:

1. Harlequin
2. Oceans Divide
3. Hit the Wall
4. Saint of the Lost Souls
5. The Sun Will Never Set Again
6. New Day Breakin’
7. Reign of Fire
8. Concussion
9. Art of Letting Go
10. Grains of Sand
11. The Other Option


Finnish Rrockers One Desire release self titled album on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Finnish rockers ONE DESIRE on March 24th.


Pre-order the album here:


The music video for first single, "Hurt" can be seen here:



One Desire was started in 2012 by drummer Ossi Sivula. A couple of years were spent writing songs and making demos with different musicians and friends with an aim to create music that could change the world. Various musicians came and went along the way, but in 2014 things started to click when they met Jimmy Westerlund (Negative, Sturm und Drang, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Pitbull, etc.), who has several platinum and gold albums to his credit as a producer, guitarist, and songwriter. He had just moved back to Finland after a stint in Los Angeles and the band hired him to produce some songs.  


After recording three songs with a new musical direction, they managed to attract the attention of Serafino Perugino, owner and head of A&R at Frontiers Music Srl, but, at this point the band needed a great singer. After trying out some different options, Jimmy suggested his long time friend Andre Linman from the band Sturm und Drang (who had sold over 100,000 records and gone platinum and 2x gold in Finland) who had recently decided to go on hiatus. Andre got together for a couple of sessions with the guys and after writing a couple new songs together, the style and sound that was about to become ONE DESIRE was born. Ossi and Andre asked Jimmy to join the band in 2016 and this is the album that was born from that collaboration. Also, not long after this happened, the very talented Jonas Kuhlberg (Paul Di'Anno, Cain's Offering, MyGrain) was brought on and he became the last link in the chain.  


This kickass new lineup perfectly captures the original vision for the band and continues upon Linman's and Westerlund's successful legacies. Musically, the band draws musical influences from classic rock bands like Journey, Toto, and Def Leppard, but also lots of heavier, more modern bands. “Our sound is very melodic, slightly pop-ish at times, but still based on a heavy rock sound,” says singer Andre Linman.


After Jimmy brought in the song “Hurt”, the band felt that that they had taken it to the next level. Andre wrote the beautiful ballad, “This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins” plus many other songs and at that time, ONE DESIRE started to find the right direction for Ossi's rocker, “Do You Believe”. Finally, in mid-2016, the band felt they finally were musically locked in and had the material to make an album that they could honestly stand behind and love beyond a shadow of a doubt.  


“After the album is released we will be touring heavily, so stay tuned for some shows!” concludes Linman. 2017 will be a fantastic year as the journey of ONE DESIRE just begins!  


“One Desire” tracklisting:

1. Hurt
2. Apologize
3. Love Injection
4. Turn Back Time
5. Falling Apart
6. Straight Through The Heart
7. Whenever I'm Dreaming
8. Do You Believe
9. Buried Alive
10. This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins  


One Desire:

Jimmy Westerlund – guitars
André Linman – lead vocals
Ossi Sivula – drums
Jonas Kuhlberg – bass guitar  


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Night Ranger to release new studio album 'Don't Let Up' via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger. “Don’t Let Up” is set for a March 24th release. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD - physical format only).


For your first taste of new music from the album, check out "Somehow Someway" here: 



“‘Somehow Someway’ is all Night Ranger. It not only captures the spirit of our live shows but also is the essence of who we are and who we have been for the last 35 years…a kick ass American rock and roll band…case closed,” says Jack Blades, bassist and vocalist.


Adds Kelly Keagy, drummer and vocalist, "The song "Somehow Someway" is an up-tempo rocker with an infectious, big guitar lick. Take caution while you're driving in your car, you may find yourself going WAY over the speed limit. Check it out!"


"Our new single, 'Somehow Someway' is a rockin' barnburner up to the standards of our first single, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me". This could be a great song to perform live and add to our setlist....Enjoy!!" encourages guitarist Brad Gillis.



Pre-order "Don't Let Up" and/or stream the first single here: or at the links below:

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Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80's, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.


The new album, "Don't Let Up" was self-produced by the band.


“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock 'n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says Blades of the new album.


Keagy adds, “Working on the material for the new album "Don't Let Up" was a great experience once again. I always look forward to creating music with Brad, Eric, Kerri, and Jack. I'm really looking forward to playing some of this material for the fans. It rocks!”


"I'm looking forward to the new Night Ranger studio effort 'Don't Let Up' as it's always a pleasure releasing new material to keep the bands creative flow. As typical for NR, we have all the elements that made us popular in the first place, including twin lead vocal tradeoffs with Jack and Kelly and dual guitar harmonies and solos with my new partner in crime, Keri Kelli. We've stacked the deck again with up tempo driving rock songs, mid tempo tunes and a few acoustic ballad tracks. We're hoping this new album will be added to your existing Night Ranger catalog!!!" enthuses Gillis.


With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, and more than 1 billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.


Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more.

The band was also one of the first big "video" bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.


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


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


“Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:

1. Somehow Someway
2. Running Out Of Time
3. Truth
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
10. Jamie
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday

*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition

*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)


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Place Vendome streaming new song

PLACE VENDOME, featuring ex-HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske, are streaming the new song "Light Before The Dark". The song is the second released so far from the upcoming new release "Close To The Sun", which is expected on February 24th via Frontiers Music srl. 

"Light Before The Dark" features a guest appearance from Michael Palace (PALACE, SKYLANDER). Other album guests include: Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR) on the song “Falling Star”; Olaf Thorsen (LABYRINTH, VISION DIVINE) and Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, ANGRA, ETERNAL IDOL) on the songs “Helen” and “Riding The Ghost"; Simone Mularoni (DGM) on "Close To The Sun" and "Across The Times"; Alessandro Del Vecchio on the songs "Strong" and "Yesterday Is Gone"; Aldo Lonobile (SECRET SPHERE) on the songs "Distant Skies" and "Breathing"; and Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA) on "Welcome To The Edge".


BLACK MIRRORS Sign With Napalm Records

BLACK MIRRORS are a new Garage Rock / Blues Rock gem that enriches the Napalm Records roster and are Belgium's answer to pretty much every Rock band out there. BLACK MIRRORS sound encompasses endless amount of Rock influences, which have been ruling the Rock n’ Roll universe for decades. If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, NIRVANA and QOTSA ever had the chance to breed, BLACK MIRRORS would have been their favourite creation. 

The band commented on their new home with Napalm Records: “We are super proud to announce that we signed a record deal with the high-acclaimed label Napalm Records! We are grateful and proud that we can work together with such a big record label and that we'll be on the same roster like bands as John Garcia, ALTER BRIDGE, MONSTER MAGNET, Brant Bjork among so many others! We are looking forward to working together with the whole Napalm family and to bring our music to every corner of the world and to Rock with all of you! See you on the road soon and stay tuned as we will have some other great news coming for you!”

But not enough of good news from team BLACK MIRRORS as their debut EP titled "Funky Queen" will be released worldwide on March 3rd via Napalm Records. Check out the stunning EP artwork by mighty Sebastian Jerke (GREENLEAF, MY SLEEPING KARMA) below.

"Funky Queen" tracklisting:

01. “Funky Queen”
02. “Kick Out The Jams” (MC5 cover)
03. “The Mess”
04. “Canard Vengeur Masqué”


WINTERSUN reveal new album title

Finnish metallers WINTERSUN have revealed that their upcoming third full-length album, coming this year via Nuclear Blast, will be titled "The Forest Seasons". 

“That's right folks, we'll leave you pondering a bit what this name means. Next week we'll release the album tracklist and everything will become very clear to you! Promise!”

About the new album, the band previously revealed: “This album will be something new and different, but equally great or perhaps even better in some ways. Over 53 minutes of solid WINTERSUN material (with no intro tracks) and with a killer concept!”

A personnel statement from John Wetton

I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4.

I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.


I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in spirit.


My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within Asia, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates. While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run.


John Wetton
January 11th. 2017


Comment from Billy Sherwood …


Re: ASIA: I've always loved John Wettons voice, playing and compositions. His work In King Crimson, UK and Asia and his solo works continues to be an inspiration to me. I've had the great fortune to work on many various projects over the years with JW, I recall saying after one of the sessions "we've worked on so many tributes, what do you think of creating an original piece of work"? he replied.... "Let's make my new solo record together in your studio". It was an amazing time, we had always done file share sessions before, now it would be in person, for the 1st time, creating new music with one of my all time heroes in music. We spent 29 days in my studio, and made "raised in captivity", A record I am very proud of indeed !!!


We developed a great relationship over the years and a friendship that's endured and one I cherish !!


John has been fighting cancer and bravely pushing forward to recovery.... Always looking to tomorrow in hope, my thoughts and prayers always with him.


With the above said... I'm honored to have been thought of and asked by John to stand in while he continues the fight. Of course my heart breaks, understanding the circumstances which have me performing with Asia. It's a tight knit community in Prog Rock, and Wettons a giant walking within it !! I shall work very hard to maintain the integrity and musical standards expected !!


I have said YES because I know what Asia means to JW and the guys.... and their dedication to the fans of the band. I'm a fan of the music too !!


I hope to represent that unique position on stage with humility, honor and a deep respect for the music, whilst john recovers and until his ultimate return !!!


All my best, see ya at the show !!!
Billy Sherwood

Ann Wilson of Heart announces 20 date solo tour

Ann Wilson has announced her 2017 20-date solo tour. The Ann Wilson of Heart cross-country trek kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at the Moore Theatre in Wilson's Seattle hometown before moving onto Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, Englewood, NJ and New Orleans, among other cities. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, January 13. See the itinerary below and view the trailer here.


"The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it," says the esteemed and pioneering Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who's known for her force-of-nature vocals. "The stage is where I have always lived; where I've expressed my deepest emotions and supreme joys." ANN continues: "I suppose I am addicted to it. I've never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way."



What will fans experience at these shows?  "People can expect the unexpected in 2017," ANN says. "A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production...The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart."


Musicians on board for the Ann Wilson of Heart tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990's for two years) from Los Angeles.  The name for the upcoming tour, explains ANN, "is to give people a point of recognition; to help people understand who I am and where I came from."


The Ann Wilson of Heart dates follow the release of Heart's critically acclaimed 2016 Beautiful Broken album and summer headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, along with Heart solo shows before and after. "Heart is always evolving, changing," says Ann. "It is a living organism. Right now it's in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will see what emerges when the time is right."


Look for Ann to continue to announce more Ann Wilson of Heart tour dates. Here is the current itinerary:





Wed 3/8

Seattle, WA

Moore Theatre

Fri 3/10

Berkeley, CA

UC Theatre

Sun 3/12

Los Angeles, CA

Wiltern Theatre

Tue 3/14

Aspen, CO

Belly Up

Wed 3/15

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

Thu 3/16

Salina, KS

Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sat 3/18

Lake Charles, LA

Golden Nugget

Sun 3/19

New Orleans, LA

House of Blues 

Tue 3/21

Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Community College Theatre

Wed 3/22

Charleston, SC

Charleston Music Hall

Thu 3/23

Greenville, SC

Peace Center for the Creative Arts

Sat 3/25

Morristown, NJ

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Sun 3/26

Annapolis, MD

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts 

Wed 3/29

Alexandria, VA

The Birchmere

Thu 3/30

Westbury, NY

The Westbury Theater

Sat 4/1

Peekskill, NY

Paramount Hudson Valley

Sun 4/2

Londonderry, NH

Tupelo Music Hall

Tue 4/4

Englewood, NJ

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Thu 4/6

Philadelphia, PA

Keswick Theatre

Fri 4/7

Providence, RI

Park Theatre PAC




Escape Music introduce us to Stefanie

Stefanie was born and raised in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, once home to some of the country’s largest steel manufacturing and the subject of Billy Joel’s 1982 hit “Allentown”. The towering Steel Stacks have become the backdrop for a flourishing music scene, the home of Musikfest, and the beginning of Stefanie’s songwriting journey.


Stefanie discovered her passion for music and songwriting at a young age. She got her start by singing her song ideas into her grandfather’s old cassette recorder. As she dove deeper into songwriting, she learned to play guitar which took her writing to the next level. She began to showcase her songs by taking the stage at Lehigh Valley’s Musikfest, as well as appearing on the tv music series “Steel Sessions”, and singing the National Anthem at Coca-Cola Stadium.


In 2011 Stefanie ventured to Nashville and performed at the legendary Bluebird Café and 12th & Porter. Two years later she traveled to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to further expand her life journey. These experiences have led to the collection of songs from her debut CD.


In 2015, Stefanie began recording her album with producer Brian J. Anthony who immediately embraced her vision. Brian helped create a sonic landscape by mixing bits of rock, pop and country while not losing the intensity of her voice or deep personal reflection in her lyrics. The result of these tracks gained the attention of some of the area’s best-known musicians who all jumped at the opportunity to be part of this release.


Stefanie continues to captivate fans of all ages with her love torn lyrics and catchy hooks. She is ready to take center stage as one of Pop/Rock’s best up and coming artist.

Stefanie is:
Vocals - Stefanie Johnson
Acoustic Guitar - Paul Franceschini
Guitar/ Bass/ Drums/ Keyboard - Brian J. Anthony

Special Guests
Guitar - Paul Crook (Meat Loaf), Ken Dubman (Prophet)
Keyboards - Charlie Calv (Shotgun Symphony and Punky Meadows)
Backing Vocals - Hasan Smith, Tonya Price, and Shekinah Glory Kee


Track Listing:
1. All I Know
2. Master of Disguise
3. Stranger
4. Everything You Need
5. Word Man
6. Hello Love
7. One Life
8. In My Shoes
9. The Second Time Around
10. The Song I Was Meant To Write
11. We Will Fight


Release date: 24th February 2017
Catalogue Number: ESM300
Barcode: 5031281003003

Last Autumn's Dream spills the beans on song choices for new album

Coming soon on Escape Music, Last Autumns Dream "In Disguise", their 13th album. An album showcasing
the band's favourite songs and influences of all time!

Last Autumn’s Dream is:

Mikael Erlandsson: Lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards & guitar
Peter Pac Söderström: Lead and rhythm guitars
Jamie Borger: Drums, percussion and backing vocals
Nalle Påhlsson: Electric bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
Ulf Wahlberg: Keyboards, backing vocals and “The Big Knob” as usual


Track listing:


1 If Love Should Go  4:33
Original Artist - Album/Year: Streets - 1St/1983                          
Peter: This is another favorite with Mike Slamer on guitar. When City Boy broke up he started Streets with Steve Walsh from Kansas. This is just a wonderful -80´s rock track with a great chorus and the kind of guitar work I enjoy! A perfect album starter!


2 Jet Airliner  4:10
Original Artist – Album/Year: Steve Miller Band - Book Of Dreams/1977
Jamie: It´s just a great song that I always wanted to record! When we tried it out with LAD, it was a keeper right away...So simple - so damn good!


3 Working For The Weekend  3:48
Original Artist – Album/Year: Loverboy - Get Lucky/1981
Mikael: Loved this song from the first time I ever heard it. This song has been a kind of a guide for me when I´m writing songs. All the dramatic chords and big harmonies are just there - Brilliant song. Always wanted to perform it.


4 Wig Wam Bam  3:16
Original Artist – Album/Year: The Sweet - The Sweet/1972
Jamie: The first record (single) I got was Ballroom Blitz (1974) with The Sweet. I was totally blown away - I knew from that very moment what I´d do in my life. Wig Wam Bam was also a favorite and an easy pic for this album.


5 Slow Down  3:32
Original Artist – Album/Year: John Miles - Stranger In The City/1977
Jamie: I borrowed a friend’s vinyl with J M (Rebel from -76) and loved many of those songs. «Music» was a big hit back then, and I got all his albums from that day on. «Slow Down» is a killer song from the follow up album, great groove and just perfect for Mikael to sing.


6 Need A Little Loving  4:06
Original Artist – Album/Year: City Boy - Heads Are Rolling/1980
Peter: I still remember when Jamie came to my house with this album! «I just had to check out this guitar player», so I did, and Mike Slamer´s been one of my heroes from that day on. Back then I was just 14 years old, Jamie 16, but I played that album over and over till I nailed it. Me and Jamie jammed quite a bit in our younger years, played in the same bands - and here we are - still doin´ it!

Mikael: Just have to say that the verses in this song sound a little bit different from the original song - in my opinion – We do them better!!! :)


7 I´ll Bring The Whole World To Your Door  3:23
Original Artist – Album/Year: Angel - Sinful/1979
Jamie: Me and Nalle always loved Angel, though he was in to the earlier albums a little more and I liked the later ones - the pop stuff! This one is from their last studio album, and I just love the mix of pop-rock-Motown-Abba-Phil Spector-all n´everything-in-one-song! A great band with a bunch of cool songs!


8 Just One More Time  5:11
Original Artist – Album/Year: Headpins - Line Of Fire/1983
Jamie: One of my favorite bands! From Canada, never really hit it off, but man, they got a lot of cool tunes! They opened up for Whitesnake at Isstadium here in Stockholm 1984, and this song´s been with me ever since! Great songwriter & guitar player (the late) Brian MacLeod and singer Darby Mills.


9 When I Kissed The Teacher    3:21
Original Artist - Album/Year: Abba - Arrival/1976
Ulf: A tribute to ABBA, the most exported Swedish sound ever. Of course we had to give it a new dress of our own.

Mikael: All of us always liked Abba, tricky pop songs with lots of harmonies.
It was hard to pick one song from this Swedish band, because they had so many hits with the girls singing. So we just picked one of our favorites and did it in a much pleasant style and I think we did a great job with this one.  


10 All The Way   3:22
Original Artist – Album/Year: Kiss - Hotter Than Hell/1974
Nalle: A friend of mine showed med the riff of this song on his guitar when we were about 12 years old - and I just thought “Wow - That´s Fantastic” ! I´m gonna love that band”

Since that day I´ve been a huge KISS fan ! We thought this song could be suitable for this album with its cool riff and popish chorus. I got the opportunity to sing it - and I became 12 once again for a while :-)


11 Hey You    4:07
Original Artist – Album/Year: Bachman Turner Overdrive - Four Wheel Drive/1975
Nalle: My memories from this song are from the discos at school that were arranged for us young students between the ages of 10-12. Bachman Turner Overdrive had become a big name in Sweden and had a few hits. As far as I can remember this was their second one after “You ain´t seen nothing yet”. This song brings us back to the good old times when life was pretty easy ! :-)


Release date: 20th January 2017
Catalogue Number: ESM299
Barcode Number: 5031281002990

Striker announce new self titled album set for release 24 February 2017

There's no time wasted when it comes to one of Canada's most thrilling metal bands STRIKER. 

In 2016, they unleashed their award winning Stand In The Fire, their fourth album and first release via their own independent label Record Breaking Records. 

Wasting no time kicking off the new year, the shredders are set to return with their fifth, (self-titled) studio album due out on February 24, 2017 along with tours across the USA and Europe from January till mid April (dates listed below).


The band comments on the upcoming release:

"This is our no bullshit album. We cut out everything that wasn't absolutely necessary and kept everything short and to the point. We pray at the altar of heavy metal everyday, and there are some musical ideas that persist through time and some that don't. We focused in on what keeps listeners coming back and got rid of everything else. You can't climb Mount Everest dragging any useless shit with you; if you want to make it to the top, only bring with you what is absolutely necessary:
Lethal Amounts of Shred." .


STRIKER has launched a pre-order campaign with immediate download of their streaming first single Born To Lose 


PRE ORDER NOW!! (Pre-order campaign will run from January 10 till the end of the month.)


Listen To Born To Lose via Soundcloud -


Watch The Lyric Video At - 


The band explains:

"Born To Lose, like most of our songs, is about doing what you want in life. When you are born into this world, there is a lot of you life that is predetermined. If you choose to change part of your life you need to go out and live it, not just fantasise about it. We've always wanted to hear music like ours, so we started a band and created it. Born to Lose embraces everything we love about music: speed, nonstop shred, huge vocals, guitars, and drums, and over the top energy and emotion.
If it doesn't make you want to throw down and party then nothing will."

Striker - Tracklisting

1. Former Glory (3:59)

2. Pass Me By (3:33)

3. Born To Lose (3:58)

4. Cheating Death (0:53)

5. Shadows In The Light (3:29)

6. Rock The Night (4:30)

7. Over The Top (4:38)

8. Freedom's Call (4:30)

9. Curse of The Dead (3:49)

Album Length: 33:23



Don't forget to check us out on tour!
Jan 20 – Seattle WA @ Highline, WA w/ Spellcaster
Jan 21 – Portland OR @ The High Water Mark w/ Spellcaster
Jan 22 – Eugene OR @ Old Nick’s Pub
Jan 23 – San Francisco CA @ Elbo Room
Jan 24 – Los Angeles CA @ The Complex
Jan 25 – Mesa AZ @ The Rogue Bar,
Jan 27 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall,
Jan 28 – Houston TX @ Eastdown
Jan 29 – New OrleansLA @ Siberia
Jan 31 – JacksonvilleFL @ Jack Rabbits
Feb 01 – Winter Park FL @ Haven Lounge,
Feb 07 – Atlanta GA @ The Earl
Feb 08 – St. Louis MO @ Fubar
Feb 09 – Chicago IL @ Cobra Lounge
Feb 11 – Winnipeg MB @ The Windsor


With Sonata Arctica
Feb 20 Hirsch Nuremberg, Germany
Feb 21 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin, Czech Republic
Feb 22 Szene Vienna, Austria
Feb 23 Backstage Munich, Germany
Feb 24 Vox Club Modena, Italy
Feb 25 Orion Rome, Italy
Feb 27 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 28 Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
Mar 01 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Mar 03 Le Moulin Marseille, France
Mar 04 Bikini Barcelona, Spain
Mar 05 La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Mar 06 Custom Sevilla, Spain
Mar 07 Lisboa ao Vivo Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 09 Totem Pamplona, Spain
Mar 10 Barbey Theatre Bordeaux, France
Mar 11 Le Metronum Toulouse, France
Mar 12 Le Ninkaso Kao Lyon, France
Mar 14 La Rodia Besancon, France
Mar 15 L'Austre Canal Nancy, France
Mar 16 Antipode Rennes, France
Mar 17 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
Mar 18 Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 19 Tramshed Cardiff, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Corporation Room 1 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mar 24 The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Limelight 2 Belfast, United Kingdom
Mar 26 The Academy Dublin, Ireland
Mar 28 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Mar 29 Le Splendid Lille, France
Mar 30 X Hereford, Germany
Mar 31 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
Apr 01 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands
Apr 02 Tivoli Pandora Utrecht, Netherlands
Apr 04 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Apr 05 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Germany
Apr 06 Hellraise rLeipzig, Germany
Apr 07 KB Malmö, Sweden
Apr 08 Frimis Salonger Örebro, Sweden
Apr 09 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden


Amaranthe release lyric video for 'Boomerang'

Blaze Bayley announces brand new album and world tour

Blaze Bayley, singer with Iron Maiden 1994-1999, announces his World Tour schedule to promote a brand new album, the 9th studio record of his solo career.


In home-city Birmingham, England, often celebrated as the birthplace of metal,Blaze Bayley has completed the recording of his ninth studio album, aptly titled‘Endure and Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II)’. The record is an exciting and enthralling sequel to his 2016 release ‘Infinite Entanglement’ which was the first of a trilogy of releases following a sci-fi concept and storyline.


‘Endure and Survive’ is set for release on 3rd March 2017 via Blaze Bayley Recording and will be accompanied by a world tour totalling some 120 shows. The European leg of the tour takes place principally between February and June 2017. After a small number of summer shows, Blaze will then go to the United States and Canada during August-September. It’s also planned to take the tour to Latin America in 2018.


Pre-orders for the new album are available now at


Throughout this world tour, Blaze will be backed by his main recording and touring musicians, picked from British metal band Absolva and including Chris Appleton (guitar, backing vocals), Martin McNee (drums), Karl Schramm (bass, backing vocals).


In addition to the established band members as above from Absolva, ‘Endure and Survive’ also contains a talented array of collaborators; Luke Appleton (Iced Earth / Absolva) – backing vocals, Michelle Sciarrotta – nylon acoustic, backing vocals, voice actor, Jo Robinson – backing vocals, Mel Adams – backing vocals, Liz Owen – backing vocals, Thomas Zwijsen – nylon acoustic,Anne Bakker – violin, backing vocals, Corvin Bahn (Uli Jon Roth) – accordion, Aine Brewer – voice actor, Rob Toogood – voice actor, backing vocals.


The spectacular album artwork has been completed by Andreas Sandberg, with additional images from Christopher Steenstrup who is also working on a Blaze Bayley video game.


The album was recorded between October and December 2016 at Robannas Studios, Birmingham, produced by Blaze Bayley and Chris Appleton, mixed and engineered by Miguel Seco, mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Tank, Phil Campbell). As with the previous record the song-writing has been a collaboration between Blaze, Chris Appleton and Michelle Sciarrotta.


‘Endure and Survive’ track listing

1.    Endure and Survive
2.    Escape Velocity
3.    Blood
4.    Eating Lies
5.    Destroyer
6.    Dawn of the Dead Son
7.    Remember
8.    Fight Back
9.    The World Is Turning the Wrong Way
10. Together We Can Move the Sun


The first single from the new album will be available early in February, together with a music video.


Blaze embarks on a massive World tour to promote the new album soon with the European dates announced today



11TH MT, Gzira, The Orpheum
18TH UK, Ballymena, Diamond Rock
1st UK, Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
2nd UK, Newcastle, Trillians
3rd UK, Grimsby, Yardbirds Rock Club
4th UK, Manchester, Sound Control
5th UK, Birmingham, Roadhouse
9th UK, Cardiff, Fuel
10th BE, Verviers, Spirit of 66
11th FR, Paris, Le Petit Bain
12th BE, Deinze, Café Elpee
18th FR, Luynes, Le Korigan
19th ES, Barcelona, Salamandra 2
21st ES, Oviedo, Franelrock
22nd ES, Madrid, Club Moby Dick
23rd ES, Lleida, Café Del Teatre
24th ES, Valencia, Sala Fussion
25th ES, Irun, Tunk
26th ES, Zaragoza, King Kong
30th IT, Vercelli, Officine Sonore
31st CH, Saint-Maurice, Manoir Pub


1st FR, Nancy (Pagney D-B), Chez Paulette
2nd UK, Edinburgh, Corn Exchange, Heavy Scotland festival
7th FR, Grenoble, L’Amperage
8th FR, Clermont-Ferrand (Mozac), Salle De L’Arlequin
9th DE, Renchen, Come Inn
13th DE, Krefeld, Kulturampe
14th NL, Leiden, Gebr De Nobel
15th DE, Grossefehn, Schlappohr  Rockkneipe
16th NL, Helmond, Muziekcafe
20th DE, Hamburg, Bambi Galore
21st DE, Siegen, Vortex
22nd DE, Balingen, Sonnenkeller
23rd DE, Konstanz Rockbar
26th SI, Ljublijana, Orto Bar
27th AT, Vienna, Viper Room
28th SK, Bratislava, Rock Café
29th CZ, Brno, Melodka
30th Czech, Pilsen, Serikovka


4th PL, Wroclaw, Liverpool Klub
5th PL, Tychy, Underground
6th PL, Stalowa Wola, Labirynt Club
7th PL, Olsztyn, Nowy Andergrant
9th LT, Kaunas, Klubas Lemmy
10th LV, Riga, Nabaklab
11th EE, Tallinn, The Tapper
12th FI, Helsinki, On The Rocks
13th FI, Mikkeli, Kulttuuritalo Tempo
14th FI, Tampere, Jack The Rooster
19th FI, Lappeenranta, Mobar
20th FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi
21st FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (acoustic)
24th SE, Strangnas, Garage
26th NO, Fosser, Oak Metal Club
27th SE, Falkenberg, Downtown


28th RS, Belgrade, Club Fest
29th BA, Sarajevo, Cinemas Sloga
30th BA, Mostar, OKC Abrasevic


5th UK, Oxford, Oxrox Alive

For further information visit these sites - officialblazebayley realblazebayley

Dan Reed Network talk about music video for new single 'Champion'

To coincide with their UK & European tour, Dan Reed Network talk about the concept behind music video for their sublime and exhilarating new single, ‘Champion’ -


“Champion deals with the concept that we are what we eat, not just our physical health but our soul’s well-being," says Dan Reed. "It's about surrounding ourselves with people that feed our dreams, support and push us to be more creative, more alive, and to enjoy the ride.”


"The video portrays the intensity in the eyes of people from every walk of life. Having the band performing in front of the rear projected screens was to immerse those of us who wrote and will be performing this song live to visually state we all live in this bubble of light where every person we meet brings new insights, lessons, strength, and if we’re lucky, wisdom."


Further info about Dan Reed Network’s ‘Fight Another Day’ March 2017 UK Tour –





Wednesday 1st March                  Level 3 Club, Swindon

Friday 3rd March                              Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Saturday 4th March                        Live Rooms, Chester

Sunday 5th March                           The Globe, Cardiff

Tuesday 7th March                         The Cluny, Newcastle

Wednesday 8th March                  Oran Mor, Glasgow

Friday 10th March                           100 Club, London

Saturday 11th March                      Local Authority, Sheffield

Sunday 12th March                         The Robin 2, Bilston

Tuesday 14th March                       Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Wednesday 15th March               Rescue Rooms, Nottingham  


Rhapsody of Fire announce new drummer!

As promised, we are ready to reveal the name of our new drummer!

We are super thrilled to announce our immediate collaboration with Manu Lotter!


Manu is coming from Munich. Well, as you can guess, we have a lot of affinity for drummers coming from that town... To be honest, we just want to be invited regularly to beer gardens! It was nothing but a strategic move.


Now, let's be serious...


Manu is an incredible musician who impressed us by his technique and personality. This is for sure a guy with whom we'll spend a lot of great time on tour. Manu is a dedicated and committed professional, passionate about metal and always ready to have a nice laugh!


He's now 28 and started playing drums at the age of 2! He played for bands like Emil Bulls, GWLT, The Bellerophon Project, Farewell To Arms, toured all around Europe and played in almost every German metal festival.


We can't wait to start playing live with him. Manu will enter the studio in January to record drums for our next production. No need to say that it will sound awesome!


We have now our 5 band members, Giacomo, Roby, Alex S., Alessandro and Manu, ready to make some noise in 2017! We feel more determined than ever to deliver the best music to our fans and celebrate our new chapter together.


Stay metal and see you soon for more news.


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Frontiers Music Srl to release the new Michael Bolton album in 2017

On February 10, 2017, Frontiers will release the new Michael Bolton album, "Songs Of Cinema"!

New York, NY (December 20, 2016) – Michael Bolton to release his 27th album, Songs of Cinema a tribute to beloved songs from the world’s most iconic films on Febuarary 10, 2017 on the Frontiers Music Sri Label. 

“I’ve always been a huge fan of the movies, says Bolton.” “I love all the classics from Casablanca to The Wizard of Oz.” Most are familiar with Bolton’s feature in The Lonely Island Emmy-nominated viral video Jack Sparrow, but the ballad version created for this album will be a pleasant surprise. 

Bolton has a track record of stepping up to render his own versions of classics, like Grammy-winning hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” presented here with yet a new interpretation. As a singer, he has a unique passion and gift for exploring new repertoires, from rock and pop to R&B. And as a true artist, he always keeps pushing the boundaries across genres.

Netflix recently announced Bolton’s first special with the network "Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special" (premiering February 7, 2017) directed by Akiva Schaffer (The Lonely Island) and Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!), follows Michael Bolton as he creates a sexy variety special that serves one very important purpose: to get people in the mood to make love. In the midst of the special’s absurdist adventures, Bolton performs an array of love songs made up of both classic hits and all-new original love-making music. Special guests joining Bolton include Andy Samberg, Casey Wilson, Chris Parnell, Eric Andre, Jorma Taccone, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Michael Sheen, Randall Park and Sarah Silverman. Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special is executive-produced by Michael Bolton, Christina Kline, David Jargowsky, Scott Aukerman and Akiva Schaffer.

Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million records worldwide. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. To date, Michael has had 8 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9 #1 singles. 

Track Listing For Songs Of Cinema:

1. When a Man Loves a Woman
from…When a Man Loves a Woman
2. Stand By Me
from… Stand By Me
3. I’ve Got a Woman
from… Ray
4. I Will Always Love You (feat Dolly Parton)
from… The Body Guard
5. Old Time Rock and Roll
from… Risky Business
6. I Heard it Through the Grapevine
from… The Big Chill
7. Cupid
from… Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special
8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
from… The Wizard of Oz
9. As Time Goes By
from… Casablanca
10. Jack Sparrow (ballad)
from… The Lonely Island SNL digital video short

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IIntroducing Stamina on Pride & Joy Music

System Of Power due out on Pride & Joy Music on 24 February 2017

Italian melodic/progressive metal band STAMINA is the brainchild of guitarist, songwriter and producer Luca Sellitto. Since the beginning, the band’s aim has been to create a personal style of music, combining a wide range of influences ranging from melodic power metal to progressive rock, to hard-rock and fusion.
During the years the band has released three full-length albums feat. many guest musicians including Henrik Brockmann (ex Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade), Kenny Lubcke (ex Narita, André Andersen, backing vocalist of Royal Hunt), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot, etc.) and Nils Molin (Dynazty).

In April/May 2012, STAMINA embarked on their first European Tour, including shows in Germany, Austria, Holland, Spain and north of Italy. During the second leg of the tour the band had the opportunity to open for Danish rock quintet Royal Hunt in honor of their 20th anniversary world tour.

Today, STAMINA consists of Alessandro Granato - vocals, Luca Sellitto - guitars, Andrea Barone - Keyboards and Mario "Uryo" Urciuoli - bass plus the additional musicians, Andrea Stipa - drums; Jacopo DiDomenico - backing vocals; Donata Greco - flute; Giulia Silveri - cello. Band leader Luca Sellitto says: "Our new studio effort, ‘System of Power’ is the most mature release from us up until now, displaying a slightly more aggressive approach, an even increased level of technical proficiency and a wider sonic spectrum than ever before.”

STAMINA’s fourth album “System Of Power”, will be released on German label Pride & Joy Music on February 24th, 2017 and is tailor made for fans of Melodic Prog Metal in general, in the vein of early Symphony X, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Dream Theater, Royal Hunt, Angra and many more.

Discography: Permanent Damage (2007), Two Of A Kind (2010), Perseverance (2014), System Of Power (2017)

Raiding The Rock Vault returns to Las Vegas!!!!!

Raiding the Rock Vault opens March 11, 2017 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas!

“Las Vegas locals and visitors have welcomed Raiding The Rock Vault with open arms,” said producer Sir Harry Cowell. “At last I have found the perfect home for the show.”


Tickets on sale now:…/3703/raiding-the-rock-vault-tickets


Raiding the Rock Vault will perform Saturday to Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. beginning on Saturday, March 11. Tickets start at $69 (plus applicable taxes and service fees) and are on sale now at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at A Rock Star Package upgrade is available for $100 and includes a show program, a meet and greet and photo opportunity with the rock stars prior to the show.


Raiding the Rock Vault brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, featuring classic anthems by the biggest acts in music including The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp and many more.


Raiding the Rock Vault was voted as readers’ choice for “Best Musical” (2014, 2015) and “Best Tribute Show” (2016) in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards and has consistently been ranked the No. 1 performance in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor. Raiding the Rock Vault tells the story of classic rock from the 1960s to the 1980s and is performed by members of some of the greatest rock bands in history.


The show’s rotating all-star lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Doug Aldrich [Guitar] (Whitesnake, Dio), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Asia, Badfinger), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (The Offspring, Last in Line, Lynchmob), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), Hugh McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (Gun’s N’ Roses, L.A. Guns), Mark Boals [Lead Vocals] (Dokken, Yngwie J. Malmsteen), Phil Soussan [Bass] (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol), Blas Elias [Drums] (Slaughter), Rowan Robertson [Lead Guitar] (Dio, Lynch Mob), Cian Coey [Lead Vocals] (Meat Loaf, We Will Rock You, Dweezil Zappa), Lily Arce [Lead Vocals] (O, Fantasy), Christian Brady [Lead Guitar] (Hellyeah) and Z MaddoX [Lead Guitar] (Rock of Ages).


Welcome Empire to Pride & Joy Music

Hypnotica (+3) to be released on Pride & Joy Music on 24 February 2017.

EMPIRE is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.

The history of EMPIRE began in the year 2001 with the release of the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King (ex Nightmare) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple). Rolf Munkes produced „Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.).

Only one year later, “Trading Souls”, the band’s second album came out on Lion Music. The CD once again was produced by Munkes with the mix being handled by Kaufmann. On this release, singer extraordinare Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) replaced King and Martin on the vocal spot.

Tony Martin also sang on the – up until now – most successful CD from EMPIRE, “The Rave Ride”, which was released in 2006 on German label Metal Heaven. Besides of Munkes, who, for the first also produced and mixed this release himself at his own  Empire Studios in Bensheim, Germany, Neil Murray took again care of the bass work whilst the drums this time were handled by ex-Rage/ex-Axxis drummer André Hilgers.  

In 2007, the so far last album of EMPIRE saw the light of day. “Chasing Shadows” was once again released on Metal Heaven and the first record feat. former Rainbow singer Doogie White in the line-up. Mike Terrana (ex Rage, ex Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja Turunen) joined the group on drums.

In 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music will re-issue all four releases in a revised version. First up will be “Hypnotica” which will be released on February 24th, 2017 and include the three bonus tracks „Take A Look Around“, „Dogtown Shuffle“ and „Spread My Wings“ (acoustic version). One other album will follow every three months. 


Discography:2001 – Hypnotica, 2002 – Trading Souls, 2006 – The Raven Ride, 2007 – Chasing Shadows

Frontiers Music Srl unleashes Frontiers Rock Festival 4!

Following the huge success of the first three editions, Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the FOURTH EDITION of the Frontiers Rock Festival, a two day event which will take place again at the LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo sull'Adda (Milan), Italy on April 29 and 30, 2017.

After the anticipation that began in early December when we teased the coming announcement of the line-up, we are now pleased to present the full lineup which will appear on the Trezzo stage! It includes the very best of the international melodic and hard rock scenes and a few surprises!

All international acts, 14 bands coming from all over the world that will make many melodic and hard rock fans' dreams come true...

Tickets prices are 59.00 EURO for the single day and 99.00 EURO for the whole two day event! 


Info available at and
Please note, ONLY 100 VIP Tickets are available! All info on preorder and sales on

Friday - April 28
FRF IV Kick-Off Acoustic Party (For VIP Ticket purchasers ONLY):
- Jim Peterik (Pride Of Lions, Survivor)
- Revolution Saints
- Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart)
- Palace

Saturday April 29 (Doors open 14:00 // Concert starts 15:00)
- Palace (Sweden)
- One Desire (Finland)
- Crazy Lixx (Sweden)
- Eclipse (Sweden)
- Revolution Saints (USA/Italy)
- Tyketto (The Official) (USA/UK) – playing their debut album “Don’t Come Easy” in entirety, plus more!
- SteelHeart (USA)

Sunday April 30 (Doors open 14:00 // Concerts start 15:00)
- Cruzh Official (Sweden)
- Adrenaline Rush (Sweden)
- LIONVILLE Official (Italy/Sweden)
- Kee Marcello (Sweden)
- Unruly Child Band (USA) – playing their debut album in entirety, plus more!
- L.A. Guns (USA) – featuring Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns
- TNT (Norway/USA) – featuring Tony Harnell and Ronni LeTekro



Rock band YES inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Yes they can! YES will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017, it was announced this morning. The induction, following two previous nominations, will occur one year shy of the legendary progressive rock band’s 50th anniversary.

“What an honor this is for us and all involved with the history of this band,” shares guitarist Steve Howe. “We thank all the Yes fans who have been so passionate over the decades, and helped us to keep the flag flying. It is the fans who have constantly demanded our inclusion. They have been heard.”


“We look forward to accepting this esteemed award next spring in honor of our fallen brother, Chris Squire, who would have been delighted to see his musical vision finally receive such recognition,” adds drummer Alan White. “We thank everyone who voted for YES. We’ll see you soon, Cleveland!”


The members of YES who will officially be inducted into the Rock Hall are the ‘UNION‘ tour line-up: current members White and Howe, the band’s late bassist and founding member Chris Squire, and former members Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin (guitar).


“YES was like my first girlfriend, to whom I was hopelessly committed,” says Bruford. “Despite a couple of wrinkles, I’m glad to hear the old girl is in fine shape.”


Kaye confirms, “I am honored to be included in YES’ induction. I am delighted for my friends in the band, and I salute Chris, without whom it would never have happened. Chris would have been so very proud.”


In addition to Steve Howe and Alan White, YES’ current line-up includes Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015).


About YES

Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.

Fair Warning vocalist TOMMY HEART is pleased to announce his solo album will see the release on Dec 21.

The new album is set to release only in Japan (at this stage) and is titled “Spirit Of Time”.


Featured on the album are:


Rene Schostak

Jens Bethke
Torsten Luederwaldt (Fair Warning, Dreamtide)
Andy Malecek (Fair Warning, Last Autumn´s Dream)
Helge Engelke (Fair Warning, Dreamtide)
Alex Strauch (She´s China)
Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia, At Vance)
Mats Hedström.

Tommy Remm, Frank Kretschmer, Paul Bonin, Louis Sesto, J.Meyer, J.Ell, R. Delin, J. Meyer, S. Mosson, D.Elmo, E. Gotthardt, L. Sundin, K. Bach, J. Reingold, Hal Marabel, Fred Zahl, AC Heart, Mitch Keller, Sabine Manke.


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In 1982, the spark to Tommy Heart’s remarkable singing career was ignited while playing in a West-Berlin school band. It was his very first attempt trying to escape the ghetto in Gropiusstadt (part of Berlin) and establish an existence away from difficult everyday life.

Tommy’s youth was affected by the typical troubles of life such as delinquency, drug abuse, violence and the laws of the street.

A first real chance was given to him in 1988 when he signed his first contract with the renowned Heavy Metal label Noise Records – his band at that time: V2. When V2 blasted off with their first self-titled album, they soon found themselves supporting German hotshots and label mates Helloween who were at the commercial peak of their career having just released their hugely successful effort “Keeper Of The Seven Keys II”. Still on tour in Europe, Tommy was invited by legendary guitarist Zeno Roth and his band Zeno to put his vocal prowess to the test.

American label Geffen Records – home to many unforgotten rock heroes such as Elton John, Cher, Michael Bolton, Aerosmith, Nirvana or Guns N’ Roses – offered a future-proof collaboration.

This liaison led to a great deal of showcases and brought the band in touch with American manager Tom Zutaut being personally responsible for the success of bands like Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and Tesla. Then in 1989, Zeno Roth surprisingly decided to back down from music business.

In the same year Tommy and the rest of Zeno’s band, Ule W. Ritgen and CC Behrens, laid the foundation for the exceptional Fair Warning. After recording a couple of demos the band received many offers from major labels and eventually opted for WEA. In 1992 the self-titled debut made quite an impact on the Japanese market which resulted in outstanding sales figures. The band even was invited to tour the land of the rising sun; something rather unusual for a newcomer band and, after all was awarded the „Brightest Hope Award 1992“ by the readers of Japanese metal bible Burrn!

In 1993 Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth – one of the world’s most influential six-stringers – worked on a performance of the „Symphonic Rock For Europe“ concert. Roth accompanied the Symphonic Orchestra Brussels on guitar interpreting various classical pieces. For the concert that was eventually aired by WDR-Rockpalast, Tommy took over the role of the lead vocalist from Cream icon and frontman Jack Bruce at short notice. This collaboration later continued in form of the 1995 epic “Sky Of Avalon” and was welcomed by media and fans alike. Moreover, Tommy participated in a singing contest organized by Gillette. He was finally chosen from 300 contestants to sing their theme song „Gillette – für das Beste im Mann“. Thanks to Tommy’s distinctive and unmistakable voice, sales figures skyrocketed. Nonetheless, Tommy stayed true to himself as he knew that an even bigger success was to follow: the second Fair Warning album “Rainmaker” sold 65.000 units solely on the day of release and went straight up the charts.


Two weeks later the boys from Hanover received a gold award – another successful tour followed shortly after. The 1997 follow-up “Go!” again went gold and won the poll for “Album Of The Year”. In Europe the band played live with big names such as Status Quo, C.C.R. or Saga and continued to expand their fanbase. In 1998 the amazingly executed live album “Live & More” was issued and the band once again toured Asia – an exceptional event in which Tommy again proved that he belonged to the ranks of the top singers and performers – just listen to the middle part of Fair Warning’s live classic “Don’t Give Up” which is sung without any musical accompaniment.


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Known for their hard hitting live shows and dirty, boogie punk swagger,  Junkyard's first album for Acetate Records is in the works and will be released in early 2017. In the meantime, you can check out their 2015 single “Faded”.


H.E.A.T announce recording of new album due 2017

H.E.A.T are proud to announce the recording of their yet untitled next album to be released in the year of 2017. Following the release of their previous critically acclaimed album, Tearing Down The Walls, the band have been touring all over the world gaining the reputation of one of the best live acts out there.

H.E.A.T have been focusing on writing new songs for more than a year and now they are ready to hit the studio once again. This time they will be recording the album in Thailand together with producer Tobias Lindell (Europe, Hardcore Superstar, Avatar etc) who also produced Address The Nation and Tearing Down The Walls.

“Fina-fucking-lly… I can’t wait to record this album and spend some time with my dysfunctional family in Thailand. Tobias is our sixth family member and will - as usual - take on the role as our caretaker…. Jokes aside - I’m very positive about the new material and I think we sound better than ever”. - Erik Grönwall

H.E.A.T will start recording the album in March 2017.

Release date to be announced later next year

Judas Priest to reissue 10th studio album 'Turbo' - February 2017

British metal legends Judas Priest announce the reissue of their 10th studio album, Turbo.   The album has been remastered and will be released via Sony Music on February 3rd, 2017 on 3 CD (the original album and 2 bonus discs) as well as 1 LP 150g vinyl.


Originally released in 1986, Turbo features all the hallmarks of classic Priest on tracks such as 'Turbo Lover', 'Parental Guidance' and 'Locked In'.  Included on disc 2 and 3 of the CD reissue is, previously unreleased,  'Live in Kansas City', a live recording from the band's 1986 'Fuel For Life' tour in support of 'Turbo'.


The band add "The 80's is considered to have been the best decade for heavy metal – Judas Priest roared through it and at the half way point went into unchartered territory with 'Turbo' ".  Always believing that metal should have no boundaries, Priest challenged themselves taking on board new technical inventions to create fresh ideas and push their sound forward.  The combined songs show another side of Priest's range of creativity that captures a theme and energy infused with the over the top sensibilities of that era.  The 'Fuel For Life' tour certainly encapsulated the decadence of the times! 'Turbo' remastered and accompanied by a pedal to the metal live recording from Kansas reveals Priest on high octane – Raising fists and devil horns to the next level. 



  • Turbo Lover

  • Locked In

  • Private Property

  • Parental Guidance

  • Rock You All Around The World 

  • Out In The Cold

  • Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days

  • Hot For Love

  • Reckless




  • Out In the Cold 

  • Locked In 

  • Heading Out To The Highway 

  • Metal Gods 

  • Breaking The Law 

  • Love Bites 

  • Some Heads Are Gonna Roll 

  • The Sentinel 

  • Private Property 

  • Desert Plains 

  • Rock You All Around The World



  • The Hellion 

  • Electric Eye 

  • Turbo Lover 

  • Freewheel Burning

  • Victim Of Changes 

  • The Green Manalishi (With The Two - Pronged Crown) 

  • Living After Midnight 

  • You've Got Another Thing Coming 

  • Hell Bent For Leather