MAGNUM Announce New Album 'The Serpent Rings' Out Jan 17

Friday, January 17, 2020
Magnum guitarist Tony Clarkin is a man who seems to never stop working. He is responsible for writing all the material released by the band, and on top of that he produces their albums from the very first demo to the final mix. 'As soon as the album is finished, I start to collect new ideas,' he explains. 'That's how I've worked since the early seventies, for me that's the ideal method.' On their latest album The Serpent Rings Clarkin and Magnum's other original member, vocalist Bob Catley, prove all over again just how perfectly this established system works.
Magnum have recorded eleven new songs which feature all the traditional strengths of the British act and also live up to the band's ambition to explore a more rock-oriented direction. The new album, The Serpent Rings, presents Magnum the way the musicians themselves like it: rocking and at the same time melodic, straightforward but also a little playful, powerful as well as sensitive with enchanted lyrics but also with a socio-critical approach.
The Serpent Rings was recorded by the Magnum line-up consisting of Clarkin, Catley, keyboardist Rick Benton and drummer Lee Morris, plus their latest addition, bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Place Vendome, Unisonic, among others), who joined the fold to replace Al Barrow.

Magnum's major European tour has been scheduled to start in March 2020, initially with a number of headlining shows, to be continued by a first-rate package together with Gotthard from Switzerland. This extremely successful collaboration first passed the litmus test a few years ago, and Clarkin, Catley & Co. are very enthusiastic: 'Along with some classic numbers, we will also present four or five songs from The Serpent Rings,' the band promises, providing even more reasons for their fans to mark the dates in their calendars.
Today will see the arrival of the first album teaser for the new album.
"The Serpent Rings" will be released January 17th, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream: 
1. Where Are You Eden? 5:37
2. You Can't Run Faster Than Bullets 5:40
3. Madman or Messiah 5:18
4. The Archway of Tears 6:21
5. Not Forgiven 5:48
6. The Serpent Rings 6:47
7. House of Kings 4:47
8. The Great Unknown 5:27
9. Man 5:31
10. The Last One on Earth 3:43
11. Crimson on the White Sand 4:53
MAGNUM live 2020:
Headline Tour
19.03. UK-Glasgow - Garage
20.03. UK-Belfast - Limelight 1
21.03. IRL-Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
22.03. UK-Cardiff - Tramshed
24.03. UK-Sheffield - Leadmill
25.03. UK-Hull - Welly
26.03. UK-Manchester - Academy 2
28.03. UK-Holmfirth - Picturedrome
29.03. UK-Cambridge - Junction
30.03. UK-Birmingham - Town Hall
31.03. UK-Norwich - Waterfront
02.04. UK-Exeter - Lemon Grove
03.04. UK-Southampton - Engine Rooms
04.04. UK-London - Islington Assembly
05.04. NL-Uden - De Pul
06.04. DE-Kiel - Max Music Hall
08.04. NO-Oslo - Vulkan Arena
09.04. SE-Huskvarna - Folkets Park
10.04. SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
11.04. SE-Karlstad - Naesfabriken
13.04. SE-Gothenburg - Pustervik
14.04. SE-Malmo - Babel
on tour with GOTTHARD
16.04. DE-Frankfurt - Batschkapp
17.04. DE-Regensburg - Airport Obertraubling
18.04. DE-Balingen - Volksbank Messe
20.04. DE-Munich - Tonhalle
21.04. DE-Farth - Stadthalle
22.04. DE-Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
24.04. DE-Hannover - Capitol
25.04. DE-Bremen - Pier 2
26.04. DE-Berlin - Tempodrom
28.04. DE-Singen - Stadthalle
29.04. DE-Cologne - E-Werk
30.04. DE-Saarbracken - Garage
Headline Tour
01.05. CZ-Prague - Nová Chmelnice
02.05. DE-Schwalmstadt - Kulturhalle
05.05. DE-Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
07.05. CH-Pratteln - Z7
08.05. IT-Milan - Legend
09.05. IT-Bologna - Alchemica
11.05. ES-Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
12.05  ES-Madrid - But
13.05. ES-Bilbao - Santana 27
16.05. UK-Nottingham - Rock City

FAITHSEDGE ‘Back From This' Video Released

Faithsedge have released a video for the song ‘Back from this " , the second single taken from the band’s new album ‘Bleed For Passion’.
Bleed for Passion’ is the new album from the US Melodic Hard Rock group. Produced, mixed and mastered by former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso, ‘Bleed For Passion’ takes the listener back to the days of big guitars and powerful melodic vocal lines of the 80's and early 90's, but keeping an up to date view on the lyrics and subject matter. The band features singer/songwriter Giancarlo FloridiaMr.Big/Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr, ex-Stryper bassist extraordinaire Timothy Gaines and Alex De Rosso himself.
The powerful cover artwork was made by Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown/Be The Wolf). The album is available on Scarlet Records (and on Spiritual Beast in Japan).
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Returning to Australia With Full Band

Pinnacle Music Group are absolutely thrilled to announce that the legendary guitar virtuoso MARTY FRIEDMAN will be returning to Australia, for the first time with his full “Super Band” across four VERY intimate venues.
With a career of over thirty years with some of the world’s biggest heavy metal acts on top of an absolutely monumental solo career, Marty Friedman is a household name for guitarists across the world, and Australian fans get the chance to see the legendary shredder himself tear it up onstage in four incredibly intimate venues, giving fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Friedman’s guitar wizardry closer than ever before
You all have heard how great the VIP packages were for Marty`s US and Europe tours-this time will top even that! What you get with this great package:
- Meet Marty and have ALL your items signed - no limit
> - Photo with Marty - with your own camera
> - Chat with Marty - no rush through
> - Exclusive Marty Friedman guitar pick - the exact same on one he uses
- And the rarest of the rare-the VIP only CD, “M--Marty`s Vault 4: Wicked Sh*t From Japan” 

If you know anything about the previous VIP packages, you will know that participants all received “Marty`s Vault 1, 2 & 3” Those are not available anywhere anymore. The new 75 minute Marty`s Vault “4” cd continues in a series of Marty`s recordings that he has done in Japan that have not been heard outside of Japan and contain some of Marty`s finest and favorite playing of his career. This is a must have for any Marty collector and is not for sale anywhere and ONLY available with the VIP package. 
VIP packages are limited. To get yours now, please send an empty email to:

Wednesday, December 11: Crowbar, Sydney
Thursday, December 12: Crowbar, Brisbane
Friday, December 13: Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne 
Saturday, December 14: The Basement, Canberra
Sunday, December 15: The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne 

Tickets on sale now via Oztix or

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single and Lyric Video ‘Pentagram’

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song available on on streaming services and digital service providers today, October 15th.

Lyric video for “Pentagram” -

 “The new single “Pentagram” is based on a true story about someone I know. All of a sudden he decided that his Christian name was shit. The person in question changed his name and got it approved by the authorities. The reason of the name change was due to the fact that he late in his life became a Satanist.

LION’S SHARE of course has nothing to do with religion or Satan what so ever, but this true story is so strange and hilarious that we had to write a song about it. It will be in the live set at the upcoming spring gigs as well” says LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson.

In late 2018 LION'S SHARE released a new five track EP, plus its complete catalog - remastered with new artwork on streaming services and digital service providers for the first time. The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISS, Megadeth, King Diamond, HammerFall, Wolf, Symphony X, Chimaira, Therion, YngwieMalmsteen, Candlemass, etc.
Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Opeth, Symphony X, Amon Amarth) - Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (Roxette, Europe, Glenn Hughes, Electric Boys etc).

LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says:  “We have all songs written for the next LION’S SHARE album and we’re almost done with the recordings. We have also started booking festivals and shows for 2020. The first two confirmed dates are in Germany on March 6 and 7.”

Lyric video for “Pentagram” -
Lyric video for “We Are What We Are” -
Lyric video for “Chain Child” -
Lyric video for “Another Desire” -
Lyric video for “The Lion’s Trial” -
Lyric video for “Sins Of A Father” -

Complete remastered back catalog:
We Are What We Are:
Chain Child:
Dark Hours:
Emotional Coma:
Fall From Grace:
Lion's Share:

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HER CHARIOT AWAITS Debut Album Due in 2020

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Her Chariot Awaits, a new band project featuring the artistic union between the awesome American guitarist and producer Mike Orlando(Adrenaline Mob) and highly regarded ex-Sirenia singer Ailyn on lead vocals. The band is currently wrapping up their debut album for release in early 2020. 
This exciting new musical alliance came about through the vision of Frontiers, which put the two artists - each eager to create a new and exciting musical project - in touch with one another. The pair gelled very well, as listeners will be able to hear upon the album's release. Ailyn, especially, is excited to be able to explore new and very muscular, but still melodic, musical landscapes.
The resulting album, which will see the light of day in the first part of 2020, offers up songs that will excite all lovers of technical, aggressive and extremely catchy heavy metal music. Melting the well defined metal approach of Adrenaline Mob with more melodic hooks, Her Chariot Awaits showcases the incredible vocal talents of Ailyn. Here, she moves in a heavier and more straight ahead territory compared to her previous band, Sirenia.
Ailyn says, “After a two year break from the scene, I am pleased to announce my new collaboration with Mike Orlando on Her Chariot Awaits. I’m very honoured and thankful to be part of it. I’m looking forward for everyone to learn about this new adventure, which allowed me to experiment and explore a new side on my singing, working together with a great musician. Her Chariot Awaits is a new step forward on my music career and I can’t wait to share the beginning of this journey with all of you."
Mike Orlando says, “It was a pleasure to write and perform an album with a singer like Ailyn with music that is geared more towards the commercial side of rock. Ailyn has a beautiful voice and was great to work with in and out of the studio, as was as Jeff Thal on drums! I'm very happy with how the album is coming out. It's a great collection of hard hitting yet melodic commercial rock tracks, which I hope you all enjoy.”
The resulting album is going to leave people breathless and marks an amazing union of two great artists who still have a lot to prove - stay tuned!
Be sure to follow the band on their newly launch Facebook page here:
Mike Orlando - Guitars, Bass, & Additional Vocals
Ailyn - Lead Vocals 
Jeff Thal - Drums
Brian Gearty - Bass 
Written, Produced, & Mixed by Mike Orlando



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