|Blue Oyster Cult live album to be released in March|
Coming March 6th, Blue Oyster Cult “40th Anniversary - Agents Of Fortune - Live 2016” on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and LP. Full details below. Pre-order HERE: http://radi.al/FrontiersMusic Enjoy this video of the band playing 'True Confessions' from the album & home video for a taste of what's in store
Official Press Release:
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of their widely celebrated album ‘Agents of Fortune’, Blue Öyster Cult performed the seminal album in its glorious entirety at an exclusive concert for the Audience Music Network on Monday April 18, 2016 at Red Studios in Hollywood, CA in front a lucky little audience of invited guests. The performance was recorded by an army of cameramen for a DirectTV special, that is now being released on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and Vinyl.
The intense creative vision of BÖC’s original core duo of vocalist and lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section comprised of bass guitarist Kasim Sulton, and drummer Jules Radino. As a special guest, founding member Albert Bouchard appears on guitar and vocals on selected tracks, which was a real treat for longtime fans of the band.
Blue Öyster Cult's fourth album, "Agents Of Fortune" was originally released in 1976 and went on to achieve platinum sales status on the strength of songs such as "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," which was easily one of the band's biggest hits. Tinged with a more commercial sound that preserves the band's heavy metal base, while exploring new and varied musical forms, "Agents of Fortune” was the band’s breakthrough album. Nothing they had produced previously prepared listeners for the level of sophistication the group found on "Agents of Fortune" and it's both an essential document of the band and an iconic release of '70s rock in general.
|Frontiers Music Srl announce signing of prog metal band Simulacrum|
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of an exciting progressive metal band from Finland, Simulacrum!
The roots of the band go back to 1999 when Christian “Chrism” Pulkkinen started writing his first batch of songs, which a few years later would end up on the band’s debut album, "The Master and the Simulacrum” (2012). In 2015, the band's sophomore album, "Sky Divided", a concept album revolving around a classic 'War of the Worlds' type story with an alien race attacking planet earth for its resources, was released. The album was a big evolutionary step for the band, with some straightforward power and thrash metal tunes joining 10 minute epics that payed homage to the prog giants of the '70s and '90s. The album was a bit more polished compared to the debut, from how the songs were performed to continuity throughout the album. As with the debut, Simulacrum received quite a bit of praise in the metal media and showed that they were becoming a force to reckon with.
After the release of 'Sky Divided', a lot happened to slow down the creation of a new album. Simulacrum parted ways with drummer Henri Kallio and enlisted Tatu Turunen as their new drummer. The band also started thinking outside of the box and instead of having one frontman, they decided to make the move to have two lead vocalists. After extensive auditions, Erik Kraemer was chosen to join the band. He has a tone that varies enough from original frontman Niklas Broman's style and also has the range required to sing the sometimes very difficult vocal lines, which makes for a perfect combination between the two.
The band's yet untitled third album is currently in the works and will be released by Frontiers Music Srl
"Frontiers has always been the top label for us to sign to and we are very happy in this point of our career to have found such a great partner in crime,” says Christian Pulkkinen. "With a large record company in our corner that believes in what we do, we can continue to produce the high quality music we all love: strong harmonies and melodies without letting the listener off too easy. As a band, we strive to make music that compels the listener long after the first spin of the album. The new album we are diligently working on, will be hard hitting melodic progressive metal. It will pay homage to the great vintage prog bands we all love, without forgetting to blend in the best elements the modern bands are doing. You will find influences by such bands as Dream Theater, Kansas, Symphony X, ELP, Periphery, and Haken, but our music has a very strong self-identity and most of all sounds like Simulacrum. We can't wait to release the new album and we are delighted to do it in collaboration with Frontiers!”
For a taste of the band's sound, check out these YouTube clips:
"Embrace The Animal Within" (features old lineup): https://youtu.be/CadozVB2Gjc
"Sky Divided" (Live, 2017): https://youtu.be/3b2iFcubTCk
|Introducing Her Chariot Awaits|
First single & video coming in the next few weeks. Stay tuned....
|Introducing southern rock icons Outlaws|
Southern Rock icons Outlaws released a new single called "Southern Rock Will Never Die". The song is taken from the forthcoming studio album "Dixie Highway" - out February 28th, 2020 as CD digipak, 2LP version, download and stream: https://TheOutlaws.lnk.to/DixieHighway.
‘Southern Rock Will Never Die’, salutes fallen comrades that include Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, Tucker’s Toy and Tommy Caldwell, Duane and Greg Allman, and The CDB’s ‘Taz’ DiGregorio and Tommy ‘TC’ Crain, as well as Outlaws’ co-founders Billy Jones, Frank O’Keefe and Hughie Thomasson.
It echoes the spirit of these founders of this genre,” says Henry Paul. “The energy that motivated all of us back then is still inspiring us now.”
Tourdates and more infos at: https://www.outlawsmusic.com/
|Dynazty - ”The Dark Delight” out on April 3rd!|
Swedish melodic metal band DYNAZTY to release new album ”THE DARK DELIGHT” on April 3rd. First single ”PRESENCE OF MIND” out on January 30th.
Formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, DYNAZTY has since released 6 albums in a mere 10 year window.
Today the band is comprised of highly respected and sought after musicians, active on the metal scene in more than one way. Bassist Jonathan Olsson can also be seen in both LINDEMANN and PAIN, guitarist Love Magnusson and drummer Georg Härnsten Egg frequently tours with rock legends such as DEE SNIDER and JOE LYNN TURNER.
DYNAZTY are now on April 3rd set to release their biggest and most engrossing album yet - ”THE DARK DELIGHT”.
Singer Nils Molin says about the album:
Spearheaded by the first single/music video ”PRESENCE OF MIND”, DYNAZTY enters the new decade with a bang. The single and music video of PRESENCE OF MIND will be released on all platforms on January 30th.
”PRESENCE OF MIND showcases the raw nature of our band and is just the kind of groovy and melodic onslaught of a song we always wanted to release as a first single”.
Cover art by: Gustavo Sazes
|New Nightwish studio album to be released in April|
New NIGHTWISH studio album 'HUMAN. :II: NATURE.' to be released on April, 10th! Pre-orders start February 7th!
Tuomas once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. We have completed the recordings for their 9th studio album and are proud to announce the title, artwork and tracklisting. ‘HUMAN. :II: NATURE.’ will be released on 10th April 2020.
The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.
The tracklisting will read as follows:
|Absolva to release new studio album|
We're super-excited to reveal the title, track listing, artwork, pre-order options and tour dates for our fifth studio album.
Welcome everyone to 'Side by Side', official release date 17th April 2020.
Drums recorded in Belgium in November 2018 and all other parts recorded at Rocksector HQ in Manchester during 2019/2020, this album is certainly a labour of love. We've enjoyed the time to develop the songs compared to previous tight studio schedules.
The album contains ten brand new original Absolva songs plus two bonus tracks which are covers of ‘2 Minutes to Midnight’ (Iron Maiden), plus ‘Heaven and Hell’ (Black Sabbath), both of which as you probably know have featured from time-to-time in the band’s live set.
A variety of pre-order options are available now via our official website www.absolva.com
1: CD £9.99
Everyone pre-ordering Options 2-5 by midnight 8th February also gets their name in the magazine.
We plan to have at least one track available for you to hear in February.
World Tour begins today!
On the main leg of European dates, 18th April to 2nd May, we are happy to announce that we will be bringing our great friends Vice as special guests. We expect to add a few more shows to this tour during the next few weeks.
We'll keep you informed with all updates as we go and thank you so much for all your support.
|Deadrisen release new single from debut album|
Deadrisen released brand new single “Prophecy” from their upcoming debut album “Deadrisen, released by AFM Records on March 13th, 2020!
Deadrisen uniquely combine progressive metal with power metal to create an extraordinary, unmistakable metal sound!
DEADRISEN is the brainchild of the respected
guitarist Rod Rivera and the renowned Symphony X bassist Mike
LePond who played on some of the most important albums in metal
Enjoy this high-class progressive power metal piece and get stoked!