Fri
27
Mar

HARMONY: "Remembrance" EP Details Revealed

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The Swedish melodic metal band Harmony will release a new EP entitled "Remembrance" on May 22nd in Europe and on May 26th in North America through Ulterium Records.

The 6 track EP includes four re-recorded songs from the Harmony debut album “Dreaming Awake” as well as two new songs. "Remembrance" features the legendary vocalist Daniel Heiman [ex. Lost Horizon] on vocals on all tracks. The EP is mixed at Studio Fredman [At The Gates, In Flames, Hammerfall] in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Check out an EP teaser at YouTube: https://youtu.be/OaMsZjUYUiM

"Remembrance" EP track listing:
01. Eternity
02. Dreaming Awake
03. Without You
04. She
05. In His Heart
06. Feed My Hunger

"Remembrance" can be pre-ordered at the Ulterium Records Store: http://www.ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

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

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Fri
27
Mar

EAR MUSIC Making Moves Into USA Market

earMUSIC PARTNERS WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE DISTRIBUTION (eONE DISTRIBUTION) FOR EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.
 
NEW RELEASES FROM ASH, DEEP PURPLE, ANGRA, THUNDER, GAMMA RAY + MORE ON THE WAY
(New York, N.Y.): earMUSIC has signed an exclusive deal with Entertainment One Distribution for distribution in the U.S., it was announced today. The deal is the first of many planned elements that will further nurture the earMusic label, brand and artists in the United States in 2015 and beyond.
 
Max Vaccaro, General Manager of earMUSIC comments, "During the first five years of earMUSIC, we have seen our label becoming a constant presence on the charts all over Europe. After some excellent years with our close friends at Eagle, we now feel its time to 'walk on our own two feet' and start developing our own presence in the United States. We approach this step in the most important market in the world knowing how challenging it will be to be as successful as we are in Europe. In a market where some of the best companies operate, we feel strong with having met a partner like eOne to share this ambition with."
 
Michael Healy, Executive Vice President of eOne Music, states, "We feel very fortunate to be able to add EarMUSIC to our strong list of labels and artists. It will be exciting to be a part of their continued success as they take these next steps to expand their footprint in the U.S. marketplace."
 
Scott Givens, VP Metal of eOne Music, adds, "I am thrilled to have earMUSIC join eOne Distribution and look forward to working with Max and his staff. This is another example of eOne's ongoing commitment to the rock and metal genres."
 
earMUSIC is the international record company of Edel Group. The label features an impressive repertoire of rock, pop, metal, and alternative rock artists. earMUSIC fuses the experience and tradition, a product of Edel's 25-plus years of worldwide success, with a renewed musical direction and a fresh approach to further artist's careers and to foster their new releases.
 
Additionally, earMUSIC offers artists a strong network of owned affiliates and long-term international partners. These top professionals and highly-regarded companies have been responsible for the success of countless independent labels and artists, all of which have benefitted greatly from their marketing, promotion, and distribution services, as well as their expertise, their experience, and their "know how."
 
Domestic label management for earMUSIC will be provided by the U.S. team of international promotion and marketing firm International Solutions, headed by Elias Chios in New York.
 
Internationally, earMUSIC's roster in Europe boasts some of the biggest names in rock music, including Deep Purple, Chickenfoot, Status Quo, Ash, Foreigner, Tarja, Thunder, Joe Jackson, Dragonforce, Gamma Ray, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Stratovarius, Baby Metal, Christopher Cross, and many others.
 
eOne Distribution is the largest independent music and video distributor in North America and holds the highest market share of any independent. The company boasts an unparalleled roster ranging from leading independent labels to major Hollywood studios covering a wide spectrum of genres in both music and video.  In addition to offering traditional wholesale and managed inventory services to some of North America’s largest retailers, the company’s fully staffed digital team operates its own in-house digital suite and provides a wide range of digital strategic services.
 
The first set of releases for May under this new deal are as follows:
 
May 12:

Deep Purple, Long Beach 1971: The release is the latest in earMUSIC's Deep Purple live series of the past two years, boasting rare material. Recorded at the Long Beach Arena on July 30, 1971 and broadcast on KUSC, 91.5 FM, this is a "must own" for fans of Deep Purple, spanning over 70 minutes of music that was remastered in 2014. earMUSIC has reached Gold Status with Deep Purple latest release "NOW What?!" in Germany where it charted at No. 1, and achieved over 10 top 10 positions worldwide, four of which were No. 1.
 
Angra, Secret Garden: Brazilian metal icons Angra, who have been a unit for two decades, are releasing their first music in over four years in the form of Secret Garden. It's a concept album which asks a critical question: Can something that does not exist to the eyes, or is not perceived by the senses, be considered as non-existent?
 
SOTO, Inside the Vertigo: Soto casts vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, formerly of Journey, amidst talented young turks who know their way around their instruments. The album is cathartic, as it finds Soto releasing the buildup of tension and frustration he has dealt with over the past several years, making for a fascinating listen that rock fans will love and be unable to turn away from.
 
May 26:

Thunder, Wonder Days: One of the most enduring British bands of the past two decades, Thunder roar again with their 10th studio album - their first in six years. Their sound is a tiimeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power and they have rightfully ascended into the rock pantheon. The album entered the UK Top 10, a first for the band in over 20 years.
 
ASH Kablammo!: A brand new studio album from the pop-punk sensations Ash, one of the most successful bands to emerge from Ireland in the last 20 years, is upon us. The album offers a great collection of instant classics for a band that has managed to stop time. It's a return home, as Ash had enjoyed great success in collaboration with the Edel network for their first three seminal albums.
 
June 9:

Gamma Ray, Best Of: The German power metal institution offers a selection of their best, most representative songs on one album! It's a collection of true greatness preparing the way to a complete catalogue reissue with extra disc made of brand new exclusive material. 

 

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Thu
26
Mar

MIKE TRAMP Returns To Full Band Sound On New Album 'Nomad'

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MIKE TRAMP returns with a new solo album 'Nomad' this August.
 
Following his first live appearance in Russia, Mike Tramp have completed his next album in Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. As on his previous 4 albums, co-producer and engineer, Guitar player Soren Andersen, is once again Tramps partner in crime.
 
The new album will be a full band album from first song to last, and Tramp & Andersen are joined by Morten Hellborn, who played with Tramp and Andersen in the Rock n Roll Circus and bass grooving is being handled by fellow Dane Jesper Haugaard. Hammond B-3 organ will be another Tramp family member, Morten Buchholz.
 
Tramp says about the new album, "a full rock album was always just amatter of when and this sees once again a natural progression from Cobblestone Street and Museum", but Tramp hints that this is for sure a pure rock album of classic origin and the word acoustic will not be part of the description of it. Fans of Tramp's debut solo album Capricorn, Recovering the Wasted Years and More To Life than this should rejoice. "This is not a departure, it is a contiuing journey onward."
 
The Album will called Nomad and out late August, followed by a European tour, September onward.
 
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Thu
26
Mar

NELSON Back To Say 'Peace Out' This May

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NELSON SOARS WITH PEACE OUT
 
New Studio Album Returns Band to Classic Melodic Rock Format. 
To Be Released By Frontiers Music Srl in May
 
                In their 25 years as a musical duo, Gunnar & Matthew Nelson, collectively known simply as Nelson, have grown from Pop music idols to seasoned songwriters and performers. Now, as the brothers celebrate a quarter century at the forefront of the international music scene, they return with Peace Out, their most ambitious studio album to date.
 
                Released in Europe on May 15th and North America on May 19th by Frontiers Music Srl.  Peace Out marks a return to the well crafted pop songs that put the band at the top of the Billboard charts in the 1990s. From the anthemic “Invincible” to the rollicking soon-to-be pop classic “Back in the Day,” Peace Out is quintessential Nelson from start to finish.
 
                “We set a pretty high standard with our previous release with Frontiers – Lightning Strikes Twice. That record received by far the most critical acclaim of any Nelson record to date... Peace Out was expected to be even BETTER, The so the goal was to push ourselves to the very limit- past what we believed we could do,” says Gunnar Nelson. “We wanted to write and record the most exciting, authentic, uplifting, and rockin’ Nelson record ever made! The mission: to make a classic.”
 
                The brothers have always had their work cut out for themselves, being the third generation in one of America’s most celebrated entertainment families, who came into US households every week from 1952 through 1966 on the ABC sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. Their grandfather, Ozzie Nelson, was a celebrated big band leader, whose orchestra featured their grandmother, Harriet; and their late father, Ricky, was one of Rock’n’roll’s earliest superstars, a member of The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and generally credited with creating the country-rock format. 
               
                When the Nelson twins burst onto the music scene with the Billboard #1 hit “(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love & Affection,” in 1990, they set a Guinness World Record by being the only family to have three generations of #1 hits on the charts! Nelson went on to release a half dozen Rock albums selling nearly 7 million records, beginning with the multi-platinum After The Rain.
 
                 Peace Out marks their fourth release on Frontiers since 2010.  Look for Nelson to embark on a world tour upon the album’s release. “We're putting the live show together as we speak... And it will incorporate the very best live songs from our career... Focusing heavily on the Peace Out album,” tells Gunnar.

 
                The Nelsons have worked in a number of musical styles including pop, hard rock and even country.  Now, Peace Out takes them to the musical home they have known the best: harmony-driven pop Rock whose melodies are as infectious as they are lasting.
 
Peace Out tracklisting: Hello Everybody; Back In The Day; Invincible; Let It Ride; I Wanna Stay Home; On The Bright Side; Rockstar; Autograph; What’s Not To Love?; You And Me; Bad For You; Leave The Light On For Me.
 
PREVIEW NELSON’S PEACE OUT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_d0YTF5fro
 
PRE ORDER NELSON’S PEACE, OUT via Amazon:  http://geni.us/PeaceOutAmazon
 
For all things NELSON, please visit:  http://www.matthewandgunnarnelson.com
 

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Thu
26
Mar

Focus On Metal - SCORPIONS

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"This year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Scorpions. To mark the occasion they have just released their 18th studio album "Return To Forever" as well as embarking on a celebratory world tour. For those you that want the scoop on this years Scorpions plans (and who doesn't) we have a guy with the inside scoop, drummer James Kottak on the show this week. James called us direct from tour rehearsals and graciously gave us a nice chunk of time out of his very hectic schedule."
 
www.focusonmetal.net and iTunes under "focus on metal".
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Thu
26
Mar

A-HA Return For New Album

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Norwegian pop/rock favourites A-HA will release a new album later this year called Cast in Steel.
 

"In a press conference today at in Berlin, the band explained how being in a-ha was “a bit like a marriage” with keyboard player Magne Furuholmen adding “what was right in 2010 is wrong is 2015, I’m prepared to admit it”.
The album will be issued on 4 September 2015 and a ‘Cast in Steel’ tour will follow in 2016. Maybe disappointingly for fans, Morten Harket makes it clear that ‘we are not getting back to stay together. We’ve agreed to come back for a set period: one album, one tour. It’s a great opportunity and allows us to write another chapter.’
The band’s debut Hunting High and Low is being reissued as a super deluxe edition box set this year along with deluxe editions of Stay On These RoadsEast of the Sun West of the Moon, and Memorial Beach."
 
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Thu
26
Mar

ROB HALFORD Signs With Sony Legacy For Catalog Rights

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New Deal Covers Recordings and Videos by Fight, Two and Halford

March 25, 2015 - New York, NY - SONY Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, SME's catalog division, have signed a worldwide rights deal to with the Metal God, Rob Halford. Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands Fight, 2wo and Halford. The new SONY/Legacy agreement with Rob Halford will include individual album catalog titles and audio-visual releases. Upcoming Rob Halford anthology titles will include an Essential and Playlist collection with plans for a definitive Complete Albums Box.

Born Robert John Arthur Halford on August 25, 1951, Rob Halford rocketed to fame as the lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest.  One of the genre's most powerful, distinctive and influential vocalists, Halford set the standard for generations of metal singers. After leaving Judas Priest in 1992, Halford formed the band Fight and, between 1993 and 1995, recorded two albums, War of Words and A Small Deadly Space, and an EP, Mutations, with the band. Following Fight, Halford moved into the realm of industrial metal with his Two project.  In 2000, he launched the straight-ahead no-nonsense pure metal ensemble Halford. The SONY/Legacy release agreement includes virtually all of Rob Halford's work with Fight, Two and Halford from 1992 onward. Coming on March 31, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release The Essential Rob Halford (2 CD-30 tracks).
Rob Halford Catalog includes:

Fight
Albums

War of Words
Mutations
A Small Deadly Space
K5 The “War of Words” Demos
Audio/Visual
War of Words: The Film
Live in Phoenix

Two
Voyeurs

Halford
Metal God Essentials: Volume 1
Resurrection
Live Insurrection
Crucible
Live at Rock in Rio 3 (album and audio/visual)
Live in Anaheim (album and audio/visual)
Winter Songs
Made of Metal
Live at Saitama Super Arena (album and audio/visual)
Live in London
Live 2010 North & South America Tour (album and audio/visual)
Metal God Essentials: Volume 2
  

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Thu
26
Mar

PETERIK / SCHERER "Cold Blooded" (Official Video)

 
Available Today Along With the album's title track When You Pre Order the new album 'Risk Everything'

New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4 and North America on 21/4


Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for PETERIK/SCHERER new album 'Risk Everything' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now enjoy the new video for the lead single 'Cold Blooded':
 

 
The new video features none other than Lee Ann Marie, the girl-now woman who is featured on the original SURVIVOR video 'Can't Hold Back'.
 
The song is available now along with the title track 'Risk Everything' as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/risk-everything/id970458373
 
You can also preorder "Risk Everything" via Amazon now: http://geni.us/PeterikRiskAMZ
 
'Risk Everything' is PETERIK / SCHERER anticipated new album which introduces the world the talents of 5 octave singer Marc Scherer on songs specifically penned for his abilities by SURVIVOR founding member Jim Peterik. Co-written by both artists and produced by Peterik, the new album provides the perfect frame for Scherer's gift ' a voice of such astonishing clarity and glass-shattering power that it is hard to believe he isn't already a major star.
 
Marc Scherer will appear as a special guest of Pride of Lions when they headline at Frontiers Rock Festival II on April 12 in Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano), Italy. For details, visit www.frontiersrockfestival.com.

 
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Wed
25
Mar

MASS Charity Guitar Giveaway

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MASS, the hard rock band from Boston is Offering a chance to win an awesome custom guitar and at the same time benefit Kidz B Kidz that is helping teach children empathy while raising awareness for Usher syndrome and benefitting pediatric research.
 
Louis St. August, lead singer and humanitarian, has just announced a pretty cool chance to win a very special guitar. "MASS all agreed what better way to give back than to run an online drawing with all donations going to KidzbKidz.org" St. August explained.
This opportunity begins Monday, March 30th and concludes Friday, May 1 at Midnight EST.
 
MASS "Sea of Black" Electric Guitar Chance Drawing!
 
MASS is giving one lucky winner a chance to win this Sc-3 Peavey electric guitar customized with the MASS "Sea of Black" album cover autographed by the band! This brand new awesome guitar comes with a black hard shell case, MASS diecut decals, a few MASS CD's and a MASS T-shirt! Guitar was designed by the Brand O' Guitar Co. and presented to the band by MASS fan Aleic Grant.
Here’s how it works: Use this link http://www.kidzbkidz.org/flash_donate4.html (no Paypal account required) to Donate and be entered for a Chance to win the MASS "Sea of Black" guitar. Suggested minimum donation is $10.00.
 
The Drawing will be held on May 1st and the winner will be notified soon after.
 
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Wed
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Mar
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DAMON JOHNSON Announces USA Solo Dates

 
Damon Johnson has announced solo US tour dates as follows:
 
April 1: New Hope, PA (Havana New Hope)
April 2: Northampton, PA (The Gin Mille & Grille)
April 3: Pittston, PA (Bar On Oak)
April 4: Queens, NY (Blackthorn 51)

April 8: Moline, IL (Rascal's Live)
April 9: Berwyn, IL (The Wire)
April 10: Pekin, IL (Twisted Spoke)
April 11: Middletown, OH (Old Crow Bar)
April 12: Richmond, IN (Firehouse BBQ and Blues)

 
 
Wed
25
Mar

PETE LESPERANCE Breaks Arm, Will Miss HAREM SCAREM Live Dates

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HAREM SCAREM Guitarist PETE LESPERANCE has takena fall on the ice and has broken his arm ahead of planned tour dates for the band in April.
Official Statement: "Hi everyone Just a quick update on the Harem Scarem shows for April. Unfortunately a couple days ago Pete took a serious fall on some ice, broke his arm and will not be able to play the HS shows in April. However, the shows will go on as scheduled! Long time friend of the band, Michale Vassos will be standing in for Pete. We'll post updates on Pete's recovery as things play out. Thanks for understanding guys. Team HS"
Pete has added this comment to his FB page: "Harem Scarem: Oshawa Show - Well, accidents apparently do happen! While walking to my car, I managed to slip on some of winter’s final ice and broke my arm. As a result, I won’t be able to play the upcoming Harem Scarem gig in Oshawa. I am obviously totally bummed to be missing a hometown show. The good news is that we were lucky enough to convince Mike Vassos to take over for me. Mike is a long time friend of the band, a great guy and an fantastic guitar player. The show is going to be awesome. It will definitely be a surreal experience watching Harem Scarem form the audience and I hope to see you all in Oshawa on the 2nd! Pete"
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Wed
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Mar

WHITESNAKE Debut New Track 'Burn' From 'The Purple Album'

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Here is the premiere of "Burn" from the upcoming WHITESNAKE  album, THE PURPLE ALBUM

If you pre-order from iTunes, then both "Burn" and "Stormbringer" will download automatically! http://geni.us/WSPurpleDlxiTunes

'The Purple Album' release dates: Europe: May 15 // North America: May 19

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Wed
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Mar

VAN HALEN To Tour North America Summer/Fall 2015

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VAN HALEN to Perform March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ In Rare Television Concert Appearance
Songs from the Concert to be Aired March 30-March 31
 
In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel LiveMarch 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31, 2015. Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump”and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award®-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

Enjoy Jimmy Kimmel Live on the web at www.abc.com/JimmyKimmeLive and at www.youtube/JimmyKimmelLive. Artwork is available on www.abcmedianet.com and on Facebook.com/JimmyKimmelLive; Twitter @JimmyKimmel #Kimmel

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALENchanged the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

 
VAN HALEN 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Sunday July 5, Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
Tuesday July 7, Portland, OR, Amphitheater Northwest
Thursday July 9, Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
Saturday July 11, San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater
Tuesday July 14, Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday July 16, Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday July 18, Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
Monday July 20, Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday July 22, Kansas City, MO, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Friday July 24, Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday July 26, St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tuesday July 28, Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagra Pavilion
Thursday July 30, Bangor, ME, Darling'sWaterfront Pavilion
Saturday August 1, Boston, MA, Xfinity Center
Monday August 3, Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
Wednesday August 5, London, ON, Western Fair District
Friday August 7, Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sunday August 9, Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
Tuesday August 11, Hartford, CT, Xfinity Center
Thursday August 13, Wantagh, NY, Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sunday August 23, Hershey, PA, Hershey Park
Tuesday August 25, Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thursday August 27, Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday August 29, Washington DC, Jiffy Lube Live
Monday August 31, Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday September 2, Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Amphitheatre
Friday September 4, Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
Sunday September 6, Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Wednesday September 9, Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Friday September 11, Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
Sunday September 13, Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday September 15, West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Thursday September 17, Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Monday September 21, Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
Wednesday September 23, Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Friday September 25, Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Monday September 28, Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday September 30, San Diego, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday October 2, Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl
 
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Tue
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Mar

FM Release 'Life Is A Highway' Lyric Video

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 Available Today Along With first single 'Digging Up The Dirt'
When You Pre Order the new album 'Heroes And Villains'
 
New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4 and North America on 21/4

Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for FM new album 'Heroes And Villains' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now listen to another track to debut from the album which is: 'Life Is a Highway.'  The song is available now along with the first video/single 'Digging Up the Dirt' as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : http://radi.al/FMHandViTunes
 
The lyric video can be enjoyed here:

 

Configurations for the album include CD, and 2LP vinyl set.  You can also preorder " Heroes And Villains " via Amazon now: http://hyperurl.co/fmheroesandvillains
 
'Heroes and Villains' is FM's much anticipated ninth original studio album, which follows the band's celebration in 2014 of their 30th Anniversary and the successful release of the 'Rockville' albums in 2013.
 
Comprising the ex-Samson pair of bassist Merv Goldsworthy and drummer Pete Jupp; the Overland brothers 'vocalist/guitarist Steve and lead guitarist Chris - plus the keyboard talents of Philip Manchester (AKA sci-fi nutcase Didge Digital), FM's first public appearance on Valentine's Day of 1985 was swiftly followed by the release of their debut album, 'Indiscreet'.  FM hit the road in Europe supporting the likes of Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and the white-hot Bon Jovi on the 'Slippery When Wet' tour.
 
For the next 12 years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring everywhere they could to promote releases such as 1989's 'Tough It Out' and 1992's 'Aphrodisiac'.  In1996, with 'grunge' fever sweeping the world, the band decided to call it a day... until October 2007, when FM at last played together again for the first time in 12 years, headlining a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City, showcasing new guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick. 
 
This was followed in March 2010 by the release of their much-anticipated sixth studio album 'Metropolis'. The next 4 years saw FM touring extensively including tours with Thin Lizzy, Foreigner and Europe and festivals with acts like Toto, Survivor at Graspop, Sweden Rock, Loreley and Download Festival for the second time. For the first time in their history they also had songs play listed on national radio in the UK including "Story Of My Life'  and 'Better Late Than never' on BBC Radio 2.
 
The new album sees FM staying true to their musical legacy offering their classic sound updated in 2015 with great songwriting and performances and of course the 'golden voice' of Steve Overland. Another gem of an album which is undoubtedly going to please all the fans.
 
See FM on tour!
 
Apr 3     Grimsby, Yardbirds UK
Apr 4     Nantwich, Civic Hall Nantwich Jazz Festival  UK
Apr 11   Milan Live Club Frontiers Rock Festival Italy
May 1   Bristol   Bierkeller UK
May 2   Wolverhampton Robin 2 UK
May 3   Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms UK
May 5   Nottingham Rescue Rooms UK
May 6   Glasgow Classic Grand UK
May 8   Newcastle O2 Academy UK
May 9   Manchester Academy 2 UK
May 10 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire UK
Jun 21 Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting  Belgium

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Mar

KISKE / SOMERVILLE Debut New Song/Video 'Walk on Water

 
 Available Today Along With title-track When You Pre Order 'City of Heroes'
 New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4b and North America on 21/4
 
Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17 release date for KISKE SOMERVILLE new album 'City of Heroes' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21.  The Album will hit retail globally, with specific dates for territories in Asia, South America and others to follow. Fans can now listen to the second track to debut from the album which is: 'Walk On Water.'  The song is available now along with the title track as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : http://geni.us/CityoHeroesiTunes
The video can be enjoyed here: https://youtu.be/8zOl3kg2lAE
 
Configurations for the album will also include CD, with a deluxe edition available featuring a "making of" documentary on DVD and two videos in digipak. Additionally Kiske Somerville will be available as a 2LP vinyl set. 
 
You can also preorder "City of Heroes" via Amazon now: http://geni.us/KiSomervilleCityAMZreg  (Regular) / http://geni.us/KiskeSomervilleCityAMZ  (Deluxe)
 
Considered a Metal Diva in the European symphonic metal scene, Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter from Flint, Michigan whose catalogue of projects, guest appearances and live shows garnered to date is an impressive body of work. Since 1999, she has divided her time between the US and Europe, primarily Germany and the Netherlands. She co-wrote the metal opera "AINA," and has also been a vocalist, songwriter, producer and / or vocal coach for many bands like AVANTASIA, EPICA and KAMELOT, giving her more credibility in metal circles than she ever bargained for. Some of her most recent endeavors include working with renowned artists Alice Cooper, Bonnie Tyler, Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) and many others.
 
Hamburg-born singer Michael Kiske is best known as the former lead vocalist for the German Metal Gods Helloween. After his departure from the band, Kiske recorded four solo albums, participated on various metal and rock related projects, such as Place Vendome and he also performed with numerous bands as a guest vocalist. In late 2009, he formed the hard rock/heavy metal band Unisonic, together with his former Helloween bandmate Kai Hansen and began touring again after 17 years.
 

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Tue
24
Mar

LYNYRD SKYNYRD 'Sweet Home Alabama' 1996 Concert Out June 2

 
CLASSIC 1996 ROCKPALAST CONCERT NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 2CD, DIGITAL FORMATS 
 
New York, NY (March 23, 2015)' On June 2, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd on 2CD and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date May 8, MSRP $17.98].  This classic 1996 Rockpalast concert  - released for the first time on CD - features the band performing all their classics: 'Sweet Home Alabama,' 'Free Bird,' 'Working For MCA,' 'Saturday Night Special,' 'Gimme Three Steps,' 'I Ain't The One,' and many more. A 2LP release will follow.

Lynyrd Skynyrd is the ultimate Southern Rock band. Their signature three-guitar attack coupled with superb songwriting and onstage charisma has rightfully earned them a reputation as one of the greatest live bands of all time. The original band infamously had their career cut short by a disastrous plane crash in 1977, which took the lives of three band members (vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and vocalist Cassie Gaines) plus assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray, and seriously injured several others. In 1987, the surviving members reformed the band with Johnny Van Zant taking the place of his brother Ronnie. This concert from 1996 captures the band in top form at Rockpalast's Loreley Festival on June 23, 1996. The band line-up for this show includes Johnny Van Zant (v), Gary Rossington (g), Rickey Medlocke (g, v), Hughie Thomasson (g), Billy Powell (k), Leon Wilkeson (b, v), Owen Hale (d), Dale Krantz-Rossington (bv), Carol Chase (bv).
 
As a bonus, Sweet Home Alabama also includes extremely rare recordings of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd line-up. Captured at the Hamburg Musikhalle on December 5 1974, Ronnie Van Zant (v), Gary Rossington (g), Allen Collins (g, v), Ed King (g), Billy Powell (k), Leon Wilkeson (b, v), and Bob Burns (d) deliver incredible versions of 'Working For MCA,' 'Free Bird,' and 'Sweet Home Alabama.'

Sweet Home Alabama proves that Lynyrd Skynyrd's signature and sizzlin' Southern-fried sound was able to enthrall fans the world over. It is a testament to the legendary band's resilience to tragedy (which would have railroaded many other acts) and their ability to carry on and continue to rock stages with fervor and spirit.

TRACK LISTING:
Disc 1:
  1.  Workin' For MCA   
  2.  I Ain't The One   
  3.  Down South Junkin'   
  4.  Double Trouble   
  5.  I Know A Little   
  6.  Saturday Night Special**   
  7.  Swamp Music   
  8.  What's Your Name   
  9. That Smell   
  10. Simple Man***   
  11. Gimme Three Steps   
  12. Call Me The Breeze
Disc 2:
  1. Sweet Home Alabama****   
  2. Free Bird  
CD Bonus Tracks From Hamburg 1974:
3) Workin' For MCA  
4) Free Bird
5) Sweet Home Alabama

**Side B of 2LP format 
***Side B of 2LP format 
****Side D of 2LP format  
 
Tue
24
Mar

MIRACLE MASTER Announce New Vocalist

 
German heavy rockers MIRACLE MASTER have announced the addition of vocalist Ecki Singer (ex-SILVERLANE) to the group’s ranks. The band is working now on their sophomore album, to be released in fall 2015. Live shows with the new singer are booked for the summer.

The band commented: “We are extremely excited to announce and welcome Ecki Singer into the band as vocalist. Ecki has really been a breath of fresh air for us, his voice add more modern dimensions to our sound.”
 
Ecki Singer - Vocals
Aki Reissmann - Guitars
Selly Bernhardt - Guitars
Michael Vetter - Bass
Andy Minich - Drums
 
MIRACLE MASTER’s debut album, “Tattoed Woman“, was released in March 2014 via Goldencore Records/ZYX Music. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered by MIRACLE MASTER and Axel Heckert (Brainstorm, Symphorce).

MIRACLE MASTER is kick ass, in-your-face Hard Rock with huge balls and heavy rockin’ guitar sounds!

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