Wed
27
May

WORLDVIEW - The Chosen Few (Showcase)

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The Chosen Few
Produced By: 
George Rene Ochoa
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Metal
 
Worldview formed in Los Angeles when George Rene Ochoa (Deliverance, Recon, Vengeance Rising) and Rey Parra (Sacred Warrior) spoke soon after their mutual friend Rick Macias (Sacred Warrior) passed away. He had always encouraged them to form a band together and though they were miles apart, Rick thought that it would be a great collaboration.  Regrettably, he passed away before this would ever take place.  So George and Rey decided to form this union to honor their friend and thus Worldview was born. The lineup includes the addition of John Gonzales (Recon, Deliverance) on drums and Todd Libby on bass guitar and keyboards. Ronson Webster also joined them as co-songwriter and background vocal guru.  The Worldview unit was now complete.
 
The band took to the studio and recorded two songs that received a tremendous response on the Internet.  The band quickly reached #3 on the Reverbnation Metal Charts. Soon after, they announced the release of their full-length record that was to be released and it was hailed the “Most anticipated release of 2014” by several critics and fans.  Various delays have set that date back but it is now slated for a 2015 release.
The Worldview first release will be entitled “The Chosen Few” and it promises to deliver high energy and melodic power metal to the eagerly awaiting metal-listening community throughout the planet.
 
This release is packed with a host of celebrity guest players: Oz Fox (Stryper) playing a blazing lead guitar, Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) cutting some low and powerful background vocals.  Larry Farkas (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy) shredding with his tasty licks, Armand Meinbardis (Rob Rock) from the country of Latvia, dazzling with his violin and piano playing, and Niki Bente gracing the record with her lovely voice on the title track.
 
Mixed and mastered by the infamous Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Tourniquet, Trouble, Armored Saint, Deliverance) and produced by George Rene Ochoa, this record promises to deliver the metal goods.  The last time these two worked together was for the legendary Deliverance “Weapon’s Of Our Warfare” record.
 
George recalls, “It has been a pleasure working with everyone on this project. I feel that all bring their unique flavors to the table. Ronson Webster has been a great asset as a co-writer and an awesome background vocalist. Oz Fox was so gracious to do a lead (and a great flashy one!) in the midst of his busy schedule with Stryper. Les Carlsen came into my studio and nailed the vibe that we needed.  He is a great brother and phenomenal vocalist.  Jimmy P. Brown and I have remained friends over the years and he is one of the most talented people that I know.  What a great background vocal Jimmy recorded! Larry Farkas is one of my really good friends and an awesome guitar player.  It was only natural for me to include him. 
 
Armand Meinbardis is another busy musician that everyone wants to use.  He is way beyond me and it is an honor to have him play on this record. Niki Bente was a referral by another friend Ray Vidal. She came into the studio, and added that female touch the record needed.  Finally, Bill Metoyer is one of the nicest people on the planet to work with. His ear is impeccable which makes him an outstanding mix engineer. He really helped me to sculpt this Worldview record to be all that it could be.  I would work with Bill again anytime.”
Worldview is currently gearing up for a live show and they are finishing filming and editing their music videos which are to debut sometime in 2015.
With all of this talent and history, Worldview “The Chosen Few” debut album is a must listen for all true fans of metal. www.worldviewmetal.com
 
line-up:
Johnny Gonzales - Drums, Percussion
Todd Libby - Bass guitar, Keyboards
George Rene Ochoa - Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rey Parra - Lead Vocals
 
Special guests
Oz Fox [Stryper] – Lead guitar on "Back in Time" (2nd lead)
Les Carlsen [Bloodgood] – Bridge vocals on "The Chosen Few"
Larry Farkas [ex. Vengeance Rising] – Lead guitar on "Prisoner of Pain" (1st lead)
Jimmy P Brown II [Deliverance] - BGV on "The Mirror" (2nd and 3rd chorus)
Ronson Webster - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Armand Melnbardis [Rob Rock] - Piano on "The Chosen Few", Violin on "Back in Time"
Niki Bente - Female vocals on "The Chosen Few"
 
Produced by: George Rene Ochoa
Mixed and mastered by: Bill Metoyer [Fates Warning, Slayer, W.A.S.P.]
Artwork by: Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Jorn]
 
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Wed
27
May

PYRAMAZE - Disciples of the Sun (Showcase)

Artist: 
Disciples Of The Sun
Produced By: 
Jacob Hansen
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Metal
 
Pyramaze was founded by guitarist Michael Kammeyer in 2002 with the intention of creating an epic melodic metal band from scratch. The original line-up also consisted of Niels Kvist on bass, Lance King on vocals, and remaining current members Morten Gade Sørensen on drums and keyboardist Jonah W. respectively. This line-up saw the release of the first two Pyramaze albums "Melancholy Beast" (2004) and "Legend of the Bone Carver." (2006) Lead guitarist Toke Skjønnemand joined the band in time to record the "Legend of the Bone Carver" album.
 
In 2007 Lance King was replaced by former Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow and Pyramaze recorded their third album "Immortal" (2008) to high critical acclaim.
 
Following the release of "Immortal" Matt Barlow left and returned to Iced Earth. He was briefly replaced by Urban Breed for the bands Danish tour with Volbeat in 2008. Several line-up changes occurred in 2008, including the departure of Kammeyer, Kvist, and Urban Breed.
 
Guitarist and producer Jacob Hansen joined Pyramaze in 2011 and the band began working on their next album during that time. Eventually seeing new vocalist Terje Harøy join Pyramaze in 2013.
 
Marking the dawn of a new era for Pyramaze, fourth album "Disciples of the Sun" is a true creative and artistic venture for Pyramaze. With song writing being divided between members Jacob, Toke, and Jonah this time around, there is an undeniable diversity and freshness to the sound of the album.  Heavy, dark, progressive, melodic, and catchy.... "Set out to catch the fire!"
 
Heavy and full guitar riffs, complemented by the epic and cinematic keyboard arrangements of Jonah W, along with the blistering infusion and foundation provided by drummer Morten Gade Sørensen, work together seamlessly to create the signature sound of Pyramaze. New vocalist Terje Harøy brings power and catchy melodies with a modern flair, without sacrificing the dark and progressive edge that Pyramaze is known for. The furious, progressive, and precise thrash infused riffs of new guitarist Jacob Hansen lay down the rock solid foundation upon which the soaring vocal and guitar melodies exist. Lead guitarist Toke Skjønnemand brings the shred and undeniably memorable guitar solos with both a modern and classic influence.
 
Pyramaze are devoted to making music that mirrors their souls, combines all of their influences, and stimulates the mind and spirit of their listeners... Pyramaze continue to make music that is dark, thought provoking, all with a sense of fearlessness! The band will forever be committed to making the melodic art of a group that understands the importance of staying true and faithful to one's passion.
 
"Divided by oceans, bound together by brotherhood, we must become that which divides us.... we are PYRAMAZE, and we are the Ocean!"
 
Line-up:
Terje Harøy - Vocals
Jacob Hansen – Guitars, bass
Jonah W. - Keyboards
Toke Skjønnemand - Guitars
Morten Gade Sørensen – Drums
 
Special guests on the album:
Joost Van Den Broek [ex. After Forever, Star One]
Kim Olesen [Anubis Gate]
Henrik Fevre [Anubis Gate]
 
Discography:
2015: Disciples of the Sun [Inner Wound Recordings]
2008: Immortal [Locomotive. Re-issue: Inner Wound Recordings 2014]
2006: Legend of the Bone Carver [Massacre/Nightmare]
2004: Melancholy Beast [Replica/Nightmare]
 
Produced, mixed and mastered by: Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey]
Artwork by: Alex, Mayhem Project Design
 
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Wed
27
May

WITHIN SILENCE - Gallery Of Life (Showcase)

Gallery Of Life
Produced By: 
Jan Cvercko
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Metal
 
Within Silence is a young, promising melodic metal band that are ready to make an impact in the metal scene with their debut album “Gallery of Life”.
 
The band was formed under the name “Rightdoor” in 2008 by Martin Klein and Richard Germanus and was operating more as a project during the first years. Besides Martin and Richard, some other musicians were involved but no stable line-up was kept. During 2012 the band recorded a single that helped them to get the word out.
 
The following year the band found new members and the current line-up was completed as Peter Gacik [drums], Martin Cico [guitars] and Filip Andel [bass] joined the band.
 
Rightdoor was now a full band and started to play shows around in their home country Slovakia. During 2013 and 2014 they shared the stage with bands like Dark Moor, Theocracy, Blaze Bayley and more.
 
At the end of 2014 the band finished the recordings of their debut album entitled “Gallery of Life” with the help of producer Jan Cvercko. The guys then felt that they needed a stronger band name, so they decided to change it to “Within Silence”. Early 2015 Within Silence signed a deal with the Swedish label Ulterium Records, and the debut album “Gallery of Life” is scheduled to come out early May in Europe and North America.
 
Strong musicianship and the ability to write interesting songs with memorable melodies makes Within Silence a band to be reckoned with for years to come. Their debut album “Gallery of Life” got everything from up-tempo power metal tracks like “Silent Desire” and “Emptiness of Night” to pounding metal tracks like “The Last Drop of Blood” to epic metal songs like “Road to the Paradise”.
 
“Gallery of Life” will be a perfect album for fans of bands like Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius and Theocracy and fans of melodic metal in general.
 
The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund at Darkgrove Design [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani].
 
Line-up:
Martin Klein - Lead vocals, backing vocals
Richard Germanus - Solo & rhythm guitars, growls, backing vocals
Martin Cico - Rhythm guitars
Filip Andel - Bass, backing vocals
Peter Gacik - drums
 
Discography
2015: Gallery of Life [Ulterium Records]
 
Mixedand mastered by: Jan Cvercko
Artwork by: Jan Yrlund, Darkgrove Design [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani]
 
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Tue
26
May

STRYPER ‘Live At The Whisky’ Limited Vinyl Edition Announced

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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited double gatefold vinyl edition of the STRYPER live album "Live at the Whisky". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records and the European release date is set to August 7th. The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.

The vinyl edition features new artwork created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design.


"Live at the Whisky" is available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Side A
01. Legacy
02. Marching Into Battle
03. You Know What To Do
04. Loud N' Clear

Side B
01. Reach Out
02. Calling On You
03. Free
04. More Than A Man

Side C
01. The Rock That Makes Me Roll
02. No More Hell To Pay
03. Jesus Is Just Alright
04. Always There For You

Side D
01. All For One
02. The Way
03. To Hell With The Devil
04. Soldiers Under Command

For more information: http://www.ulterium-records.com

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Tue
26
May

VASBY ROCK FESTIVAL Adds Their Own All-Star Band

 
Vasby Rock Allstars is the festival's very own all-star band.
 
Appearing at the VRF this year, the band will play over 90 minutes, of songs from including Black Sabbath, The Runaways, and more.
Vassby Rock Festival are extremely proud to present Cherie Currie (ex. The Runaways) for the first time ever on a Scandinavian stage.
 
Vasby Rock Allstars are:
 
Zinny J. Zan - vocals
Tony Martin - vocals
Cherie Currie - vocals
Thomas Vikström - vocals
Johnny Lima - vocals
Annika Lewin - vocals
Chris Laney - guitar
Martin Sweet - guitar
Allan Sundberg - guitar
Ludvig Turner - guitar and vocals
Nalle Påhlsson - bass
Soufian Ma’Aoui - bass
Björn Höglund - drums
 
 
 
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Tue
26
May
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GARY HUGHES Interviewed

Greece's Rockpages Web Magazine did an exclusive interview with Gary Hughes right before TEN's show in Athens a few days ago. Gary spoke about the band's new album, the current rock scene in UK and many more things. Here's the link of the interview: http://rockpages.gr/en/interviews/item/1222-ten
 
Tue
26
May

Former ANGEL Frontman FRANK DIMINO Comeback Album 'Old Habits Die Hard'

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Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of the hotly anticipated comeback album from former ANGEL singer Frank DIMINO, entitled “Old Habits Die Hard” on July 3rd in Europe and July 10th in North America.
 
While Frank is undoubtedly the brainchild of DIMINO, “Old Habits Die Hard” sees him collaborate with some heavyweights of the Las Vegas music scene, where he currently resides. Under the production of Paul Crook (MEAT LOAF, ANTHRAX), the album sees the participation – among others - of Oz Fox (STRYPER), Eddie Ojeda (TWISTED SISTER), Rickey Medlocke (BLACKFOOT, LYNYRD SKYNYRD), Pat Thrall (HUGHES/THRALL), Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT), Jeff Labansky, former ANGEL bandmates Punky Meadows (on guitar) and Barry Brandt (who co-wrote with Frank the song “Even Now”) and many others.
 
Frank says, “It all started because of the relationships between Ken Ciancimino, Paul Crook, myself and the musicians that appeared on the album. I started writing songs with Oz Fox and Jeff Labansky and then Paul suggested we use John Miceli (drums) and Danny Miranda (bass) as our rhythm section and Justin Avery for keys & background vocals because of his relationship from playing with them for Meat Loaf. When the recording started, our friends wanted to be part of it and one after the other Pat Thrall, Punky Meadows, Eddie Ojeda, Rickey Medlocke and Jeff Duncan provided their amazing musicianship to the album. I feel truly honored to have had all these great musicians be a part of this project!
 
Frank Dimino was the frontman for ANGEL in the second half of the 70’s. The band was discovered by KISS bass player Gene Simmons who got them signed to Casablanca Records, where they released 5 critically acclaimed studio albums and one live one. After the band’s demise, Dimino went on to work with UFO’s Paul Raymond and worked as a singer on soundtracks, scoring a Platinum album for the inclusion of his song “Seduce Me Tonight” with Cycle V on the “Flashdance” soundtrack.
 
“Old Habits Die Hard” is going to take many by surprise, as it is definitely not a nostalgia fest, but really a rather compelling and inspired Hard Rock release. Frank says: “I'm excited to reach new fans as well as many Angel fans. There is certainly a connection between then and now, and that is still about making a great record with great musicians!
 
Frank Dimino is now back and here to stay. Look out for DIMINO live shows soon in a city near you!
 
Enjoy the video for “Rockin’ In The City” here:
 
 

 
“Old Habits Die Hard” tracklisting: Never Again; Rockin’ In The City; I Can’t Stop Loving You; The Rain’s About To
Fall; Even Now; Tears Will Fall; Mad As Hell; Sweet Sensation; Tonight’s The Night; The Quest; Stones By The River.
 
DIMINO:
Frank DiMino: Lead Vocals
Oz Fox / Paul Crook / Jeff Labansky / Pat Thrall / Punky Meadows / Jeff Duncan / Eddie Ojeda / Dylan DiMino / Rickey
Medlocke: Guitars
Justin Avery: Organ, Background Vocals
Danny Miranda / Paul Crook: Bass
John Miceli: Drums 
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Tue
26
May

Rock Solid Podcast - STEVE LUKATHER

 
Toto's Steve Lukather talks to Rock Solid Podcast.
 
 
Rock Solid celebrates it's 200th episode as Pat interviews legendary Toto guitarist Steve Lukather. 
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Tue
26
May

JOHN WETTON Undergoes Surgery

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NEWS from John Wetton/ASIA's management: 
May 25th 2015 --- JOHN WETTON STATEMENT - On May 16, John Wetton underwent surgery for the successful removal of a 1 kilo [2.2lb] malignant mass. John wishes to extend his thanks to Dr. Chan and his team. John is also beyond grateful for the wonderful wishes and prayers received. John is recuperating. Messages can be sent via the management office to jw@qedg.co.uk
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Tue
26
May

It’s 'Now or Never' for Veronica Freeman’s Solo Project THE V

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Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of Veronica Freeman’s solo project THE V debut album entitled "Now or Never" on July 3rdin Europe and July 10thin North America.
 
Veronica “The V” Freeman is the iconic singer of the Heavy Metal heavyweights Benedictum and THE V marks a major step out of her comfort zone, since it delves into a definite melodic Hard Rock vibe.
 
An impressive array of talent has stepped up to assist THE V in creating her solo project on many levels. The list includes Pete Wells, Aric Avina and Rikard Stjernquist of BENEDICTUM, Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Garry Bordonaro (THE RODS), Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), Mike Lepond (SYMPHONY X), Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), Leather Leone (CHASTAIN), Jerry Dixon (WARRANT), Jimmy Durkin (DARK ANGEL), Mick Tucker (TANK), Jordan Ziff (AGE OF EVIL), Derek Kerswill (UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW), Peter Tentindo (VENUS MARS PROJECT), John Herrera, Ryan Greene, Kenny Lewis, Meliesa McDonell, Michael Harris , Mel Brown and John O’Boyle.
 
Veronica comments: "I had a lot of input and encouragement from Frontiers to try and stretch myself with different musical styles and approaches. It was great to be able to work with Pete Wells writing some of these songs too. So, it was a no-brainer to accept their proposal for a solo album. I am a bit nervous and beyond excited!"
 
Be prepared! If you thought Veronica was just a Heavy Metal Amazon, you’re going to be proven dead wrong! This is a massive Melodic Hard Rock record with some great lead vocals which show a lot of the original influences that brought “THE V” to be one of the most well know and recognized voices in the current Metal scene!
 
Enjoy an album trailer:
 

 
“Now or Never” tracklisting: Again; Now Or Never; Roller Coaster; L.O.V.E; Line In The Sand; Love Should Be To Blame; Kiss My Lips; Spellbound; Starshine; Below Zero; Ready To Run; King For a Day.
 
THE V
Veronica Freeman – Lead vocals
Leather Leone – Duet vocals  “Kiss my Lips”
Tony Martin - Duet vocals “King for a Day”
Meliesa McDonell - additional vocals “Star Shine” & Acoustic guitars
Derek Kerswill - drums
Jeff Pilson, Mel Brown, Garry Bordonaro, Aric Avina, John O’Boyle & Mike Lepond - Bass
Pete Wells, Michael Sweet ,Peter Tentindo, Jimmy Durkin, Mick Tucker, Jordan Ziff, Michael Harris  – Guitars

 
Produced by John Herrera
except for:
King for a Day (produced by Kenny Lewis)
Love Should be to Blame & Again (produced by Michael Sweet)
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Tue
26
May

HOUSE OF LORDS - Pillar of Salt (Audio)

 
You guys seemed to enjoy the first two House of Lords tracks we released from their upcoming album, INDESTRUCTIBLE, so here is another one!!! Please enjoy "Pillar Of Salt" by hitting play on the YouTube video below and let us know what you think!!!

"Pillar Of Salt", "Go To Hell", and "Call My Bluff" will all download instantly when you pre-order the album from iTunes: http://radi.al/HouseofLordsiTunes Not a digital person? Then grab the CD from Amazon Music: http://radi.al/HouseofLordsAmazon

House of Lords' INDESTRUCTIBLE will be released June 5th EU / June 8th UK / June 9th U.S.

 

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Tue
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May

U.D.O. 'Navy Metal Night' Out July 31st (EU) / August 18th (US)

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On July 31st, the new U.D.O. DVD/2CD 'Navy Mettal Night' will be released via AFM Records.

In February 2014, U.D.O. played a very special sold out show, accompanied by a German Navy Orchestra (Marinemusikkorps Nordsee). The symphonic sound of the orchestra and the choir  merged with the songs of U.D.O.  and made the evening a unique unforgettable experience for the audience.

This bombastic live event will now be made available for all fans of U.D.O., either on DVD or BluRay plus 2 CDs.

And at this year’s WACKEN OPEN AIR, the unique musical collaboration can be seen live on stage  again, this time with the German Federal Armed Forces Orchestra.
 
"I was simply overwhelmed by the whole event, it’ss like a dream came true”,  Udo Dirkschneider states. “It’s really more than words can say. This DVD will be something special to me, definitely a highlight of my career.”
“Navy Metal Night” is produced by Mattes & Björn Schlüter and co-produced by Udo Dirkschneider. Mixed by Mattes & Björn at Redhead Studio A, Wilhelmshaven and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark.
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Tue
26
May

DEGREED 'Dead But Not Forgotten' Preorders Now Open

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The sensational new DEGREED album 'Dead But Not Forgotten' can be preordered now ahead of the June 19 release. The band has shared details of how and where:
 
CDs - "Want a signed copy of "Dead But Not Forgotten"? Here's a link to the pre-orders - http://degreedmerch.bigcartel.com/
We have different kind of bundles in our new merch store as well! Head over and have a look and buy yourself either a great album or something awesome to wear this summer!"
 
Digital - "Previews and pre-orders available on iTunes! Check it out. Dead But Not Forgotten - https://t.co/lE3gHIGVXx"
 
This is one very special album - 14 tracks of the best of modern melodic rock, power pop and commercial hard rock!

 

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Tue
26
May

DANGEROUS TOYS Added To Upcoming Music Festivals

DANGEROUS TOYS, the Austin, Texas classic melodic hard rock band led by lead vocalist Jason McMaster (Watchtower / Broken Teeth / Ignitor / Evil United) has announced a list of upcoming US show dates:
6/6/15 - Buffalo Rose - Golden, Colorado
8/15/15 - Cathouse Live festival - Irvine, California
10/17/15 - Pickle Park Bar & Grill - Minneapolis. Minnesota
2/22/16 - 2/26/16 - Monsters of Rock Cruise - Miami, Florida
Jason McMaster stated the following: "We are looking forward to all of these dates.Toys fans will not let this band die. We have ramped this thing up by booking more shows this year than we have in a while".
For the latest band news, visit their official website and Facebook page: Dangerous Toys official website Dangerous Toys Facebook page:
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