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20
Nov

A LIFE DIVIDED Released The Third Single 'Enemy' From Upcoming Album

 
A LIFE DIVIDED have released their new single 'Enemy'. taken from new album 'Echoes', due for release on 31st Jan on AFM Records

Imagine if you could send your latest favorite rock record on a journey through time and into the past - what would it sound like? That's exactly what A LIFE DIVIDED had in mind when creating their new album 'Echoes' out January 31st on AFM Records.

"It was during the 80s when we first came into contact with music. At that time I bought my first Adidas Allround sneakers, let my hair grow and played the songs of my metal heroes on guitar", recalls vocalist Jürgen Plangger, songwriter and producer Erik Damköhler was more of a synth-wave fan back then. "That's how we came up with the idea of mixing our A Life Divided-style with the typical synth-sounds of the 80s. 'Echoes' as a result was something completely new: 13 songs that combine our dark alternative rock with the zeitgeist of the 80s”.
 
Wed
20
Nov

REVOLUTION SAINTS Prepare To 'Rise' January 24

Friday, January 24, 2020
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Revolution Saints are returning with their third album "Rise" on January 24, 2020 on CD/LP/Digital!
Featuring none other than Deen Castronovo (The Dead Daisies, ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, Burning Rain, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), and Jack Blades (Night Ranger, ex- Damn Yankees), Revolution Saints have now completed their incredible third album, “Rise”. As with the first two well-received albums, Rev Saints (as the fans like to call them) are bringing back the classic melodic rock style that thrilled and delighted legions of fans in the ‘80s and ‘90s and still does today! Inspiring, uplifting vocals, soaring melodies, and musicianship to die for is what you get in spades here. Simply put, it is completely badass. 
Stream the first single, 'When The Heartache Has Gone’ and preorder the album (including t-shirt bundles) here: https://radi.al/Rise
Superbly handling drums and lead vocals is the one and only Deen Castronovo. Already renowned for his drum talents and backing vocals in Journey, Bad English, and more, Deen's excellent vocal talents are once again receiving a well-deserved spotlight on this release. On bass, and co-lead vocals on a few tracks, Jack Blades is well known for his melodic, yet hard rocking approach to songwriting and playing via multiple classic albums by his main band Night Ranger, as well as with the Damn Yankees and the Shaw/Blades releases. On guitar, Doug Aldrich lends his fiery guitar attack to round out this dream-come-true melodic rock band. Doug, who left Whitesnake after a fruitful 12 year run (including co-writing 2010’s critically acclaimed "Forevermore" release) and also of Burning Rain and formerly of DIO, has a deep pedigree and is one of today’s most respected rock guitarists.
You can tell by the name - and the names involved - that REVOLUTION SAINTS is not going to be your average rock 'n roll band. The project is the vision of Frontiers' President Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project where Deen would be the lead vocalist. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Deen, Jack and Doug on board together was a dream come true for Perugino. 
With production overseen by more and more in demand in-house Frontiers man, Alessandro Del Vecchio, the recording process took place in Milan and in Doug and Jack’s own studios in California and Seattle. Songwriting was handled by Del Vecchio, Aldrich, and Blades with contributions from fellow Frontiers recording artist Dan Rossall (of UK newcomers PASSION). Of special note, the poignant ballad “Eyes Of A Child” was penned by Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw.
REVOLUTION SAINTS' music is played with a heart, soul, and spirit that shines through in the music. These songs highlight the passion and enthusiasm of three of the best all-around rock ‘n roll musicians in the game today. 
Truly, lovers of melodic rock have a new favorite album on their hands. 
The band’s last album, “Light In The Dark” (2017) entered the U.S. Billboard Charts in the Top 100 Current Albums, Top 30 Current Rock Albums, and Top 20 Independent Albums charts.
Tracklist:
1. When The Heartache Has Gone
2. Price To Pay
3. Rise
4. Coming Home
5. Closer
6. Higher
7. Talk To Me
8. It's Not The End (It's Just The Beginning)
9. Million Miles
10. Win Or Lose
11. Eyes Of A Child
Line-up:
Deen Castronovo: lead vocals, drums
Jack Blades: bass, vocals 
Doug Aldrich: guitars
Featuring:
Alessandro Del Vecchio: keyboards, backing vocals,
Lunakaire: guest vocals on “Talk to Me"
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
 
 
Tue
19
Nov

ROYAL HUNT: New Concept Album Is In The Works Says Andrè Andersen

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ROYAL HUNT is in a process of recording a new concept album, scheduled for release in 2020 (Japan / SE Asia - KING Records, rest of the world - TBA). As usual, most of the production activities were moved into NorthPoint Studio while mix/mastering facilities will be appointed later. The band hints monumental conceptual offering, which supposed to expand their familiar yet constantly evolving soundscape into previously uncharted territories. With their 15th studio release, ROYAL HUNT’s dead-set to deliver a masterpiece, which should once again rise the bar for modern progressive hard rock genre.
 
André Andersen: “The next Royal Hunt album is in the works and while most of it is still in a state of a “sort-of-controlled- chaos” - I´d say it´s probably our biggest production to date, the amount of tracks is simply staggering. Yes, it´s a concept album and yes, there´re some special guests on it and yes already on this demo stage, this thing sounds huge (even by our standards). So fear not: we’re still around and we´re rocking just as hard - if not harder as we usually do.”
 
Source: NorthPoint Productions
Band page: royalhunt.com
 
Tue
19
Nov

CHASE ENGEL AND THE NIGHT SHIFT Unveil New Video For ‘Lost’

 
Hot on the heels of their just-released self-titled EP, Chase Engel and the Night Shift have issued a new video for one of their top tracks, “Lost.” Produced by Tesla’s Brian Wheat and released via his label, J Street Entertainment, the band (which is comprised of singer Engel, lead guitarist Conner Schrems, rhythm guitarist/saxophonist Noah Schieber, bassist Jason King, and drummer Matt Gottlieb) proves that fun can still exist within rock - and the “Lost” clip further confirms this claim. The video can be viewed here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JXVkVFXJoRI
 
And as it turns out, the video was the first that they sent to Brian, who in turn began working with the band shortly thereafter. “This was the first music video we shot for the EP,” explains Chase. It was also the first time we really tried to showcase what we look like at a live show. For us we felt like everything was riding on this video. Brian knew a little bit about what we were doing with our show but not a lot. So with this being the first official thing we sent him it had to be awesome. It wasn’t until after he seen this video that he said OK I think we’ve got something here. We actually shut the entire video three separate times over the course of about a year until we got the video to where we wanted it and in the end it was worth it!” And Conner is equally pleased with the finished product. “It’s not easy keeping people attention anymore for a full 3 minutes, especially with a performance video, but I think we pulled it off with ‘Lost’.”
 
Additionally, Chase Engel and the Night Shift will be playing a show with Buckcherry and have issued an earlier video, for the lead-off single, “Sorry,” which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaXq_2Xt9Bo
 
“‘Sorry’ was a song I wrote quite a while ago,” explains Engel. “We had played it live for many years and then wound up taking it out to play newer stuff. It wasn’t until Brian asked me to send him demos that I revisited the track and thought, ‘This one was pretty cool!.’ After we recorded it with Brian it really brought the song to life. Shooting the video was a lot of fun. It was the first video that we shoot that included more than just performance which was nice as it gave me the chance to expand my creativity beyond music and the show. Luckily, we had a great videographer, an experienced lighting crew, and the help of some talented actresses to pull it off.”
 
The singer also discussed the story behind their debut release. “The EP has been journey. There is a real learning curve when coming into the industry. Working with Brian Wheat was a surreal experience. Brian, working as producer later taking on the role as manager, really helped shape the EP into something bigger. Brian challenged us in ways we hadn’t anticipated, helping us grow as artists and songwriters. Picking favorites when it comes to your own songs is hard. Each one is special in its own right. The song ‘What to Do’ yields a bit of hip-hop, whereas ‘Lost’ leans more on our heavier influences. ‘Sorry’ shows our modern pop-rock side, while ‘Nighttime’ and ‘Let’s Get It On’ show our old-school roots. While each song is unique, we seem to have a way of bring them together.”
 
CHASE ENGEL AND THE NIGHT SHIFT EP TRACKLISTING:
Don't Know What To Do
Lost
Sorry
Let's Get It On
Nitetime
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
chaseengelandthenightshift.com
facebook.com/ChaseEngelandtheNightShift/
twitter.com/chaseengelband
 
Mon
18
Nov

EDENBRIDGE Release New Studio Album 'Dynamind' October 25

 
EDENBRIDGE will release their new, 10th studio album "DYNAMIND" October 25th, 2019
 
The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge releases an album teaser for their new album "Dynamind"  today.
 
"Dynamind" will be released through Steamhammer/SPV on October 25th, 2019 as 2CD digipak version,  2LP gatefold version, download and stream: https://Edenbridge.lnk.to/Dynamind
 
Line- Up:
Sabine Edelsbacher – Vocals
Lanvall – Guitars & Keyboards
Dominik Sebastian – GuiGuitars
Stefan Gimpl – Bass
Johannes Jungreithmeier – Drums

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Mon
18
Nov

WILDSTREET Release Music Video For New Single 'Three Way Ride'

 
US glam rockers WILDSTREET have released their official music video for the new single 'Three Way Ride', which is available today November 15th on all digital platforms.
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Mon
18
Nov

Rock Candy Latest - KEEL & FASTWAY

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3 new Rock Candy releases are available now from the website www.rockcandyrecords.co.uk
 

KEEL 'THE FINAL FRONTIER' CANDY410

THERE WAS NO denying that Keel where being positioned as a band to watch. Their previous album ‘The Right To Rock’ had been well-received amongst the metal cognoscenti, and extensive touring had given them enough momentum to hold people’s attention as they prepared their third album. They were certainly coming to the table from a position of strength at a time when polished hard rock was being hailed as the next big thing. Produced once again by mentor and Kiss bassist, Gene Simmons, ‘The Final Frontier’ didn’t disappoint. Switching labels to Polygram, the band was given full support in all areas, crafting an album that fully underscored their potential. Recorded mainly in New York, at the famed Electric Lady studios and finished in their home town of Los Angeles, the record boasted ten razor-sharp hard rock nuggets, cementing a musical reputation that fully justified their new found stature. Issued in April 1986, the album climbed to #53 on the, all important, Billboard chart, setting in motion a worldwide tour that covered 14 countries including a well-received and prestigious UK run supporting Dio. Song wise the record boasted a lean and mean selection of tracks, including ‘Tears Of Fire’, ‘Rock And Roll Animal’ and a captivating cover of the Bruce Springsteen/Patti Smith penned ‘Because The Night’. Wrapped up in one of the most compelling sleeves of the era, the album stands proud as a highpoint in a career that accelerated this fine band into the hearts and minds of rock fans across the globe.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION: Fully Remastered Audio, Produced by Gene Simmons, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, new liner notes by Malcolm Dome, enhanced artworK, previously unplublished photos and new band interview.

TRACK LISTING: 1. THE FINAL FRONTIER 2. ROCK AND ROLL ANIMAL 3. BECAUSE THE NIGHT 4. HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW 5. ARM AND A LEG 6. RAISED ON ROCK 7. JUST ANOTHER GIRL 8. TEARS OF FIRE 9. NIGHTFALL 10. NO PAIN NO GAIN

KEEL 'S/T' CANDY411

OPERATING FROM Los Angeles during the early to mid 80s, Keel looked as if they could well be the next in line to follow hot on the heels of neighbourhood bands such as Mötley Crüe, Dokken and Quiet Riot. They had it all; a charismatic frontman in Ron Keel, two smoking-hot guitarists and solid industry support. Kiss man Gene Simmons had produced their last two albums, helping to establish them as the next big thing. When it came time to record this, their fourth, album, they had done their homework and prepared a clutch of world beating anthems, all injected with the energy and enthusiasm of men expecting big results. Recruiting super producer Michael Wagener (Mötley Crüe, Ozzy and Accept) the band wasted little time in laying down the law at a Los Angeles studio, creating a sound that combined all the exciting elements of hard rock at the time. Wagener’s crystal clean production paid handsome dividends whilst one or two of the songs benefitted by choice co-writes from Jack Ponti (Bon Jovi co writer) and Dio’s Jimmy Bain. Check out ‘Calm Before The Storm’, ‘Cherry Lane’, the cheeky ‘I Said The Wrong Thing To The Right Girl’ and the album’s first single ‘Somebody’s Waiting’. Released in June 1987, via the MCA label, the album received a very positive reception but inexplicably failed to commercially realise its potential. And that was a shame as the album is a fine and near perfect example of red hot rock from an era that embraced the style and sound that Keel perfectly embodied.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION: Fully Remastered Audio, produced by Michael Wagener, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, new liner notes by Malcolm Dome, enhanced artworK, previously unplublished photos and new band interview.

TRACK LISTING: 1. UNITED NATIONS 2. SOMEBODY’S WAITING 3. CHERRY LANE 4. CALM BEFORE THE STORM 5. KING OF ROCK 6. IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE 7. I SAID THE WRONG THING TO THE RIGHT GIRL 8. DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME 9. IF LOVE IS A CRIME (I WANNA BE CONVICTED)10. 4TH OF JULY

FASTWAY 'TRICK OR TREAT' CANDY394

FASTWAY ROARED OUT of the starting block in 1983 with all cylinders firing. Their self-titled debut album made a huge splash, particularly in North America where the record achieved gold status in a matter of months and signalled their arrival as major contenders in the hard rock sphere. It was a particularly rewarding experience for their founding member, guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, who had recently left Motorhead under aggravated circumstances. But, even Fastway’s formative steps proved fractious when former UFO bassist Pete Way jumped ship before a note was even recorded. Despite the band’s fast acceptance and good fortune with their debut album, subsequent albums failed to capitalise on that success, leaving the band to commercially flounder, despite providing a slew of captivating tracks, solid songwriting and a sound and swagger crafted from the very best of British blues rock. ‘Trick Or Treat’ was the band’s fourth album and in some ways their swansong. It was an unusual creation, being effectively the soundtrack to a fairly successful heavy metal horror film, issued November 1986, one month after the film’s commercial release. Amazingly, the album contains a brace of raw recordings that hark back to the praised debut and 2nd albums. It was an approach that had been somewhat shelved with their previous, more melodic, record, but throwing caution to the wind their thick raunchy sound is firmly back on track, allowing ‘Fast’ Eddie to rip it up in fine form, and Dave King’s vocals to take centre stage. Songs such as ‘Get Tough’, ‘Stand Up’ and ‘Don’t Stop The Fight’ are high water marks in a career that should have seen them rise to super stardom.

SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION: Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, Features Fast Eddie Clarke (Motorhead) and vocalist Dave King, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and quotes from Fast Eddie Clarke

TRACK LISTING:1. TRICK OR TREAT 2. AFTER MIDNIGHT 3. DON’T STOP THE FIGHT 4. STAND UP 5. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS 6. GET TOUGH 7. HOLD ON TO THE NIGHT 8. HEFT 9. IF YOU COULD SEE

 

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