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21
Sep

TEN Back Again With 'Illuminati' Due Nov 9

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Friday, November 9, 2018
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Hot on the heels of last year’s “Gothica”, UK hard rock stalwarts TEN are returning with a new album, “Illuminati”! 
 
The album promises to be one of the hallmarks of their 22+ years career, where fans will easily spot all the trademark textures and flavours they have come to expect from TEN, with a consistent and solid spark of creativity throughout. “Illuminati” continues to build upon the rich legacy that the great British rockers have established in their 20+ year career. Listen NOW to the first track from the album “Jericho”!
 
“Illuminati” is said to be an elite, secret organization of world leaders, business authorities, innovators, artists, and other influential members of the global society. A coalition that unites influencers of all political, religious, and geographical backgrounds to further the prosperity of the human species as a whole. The album “Illuminati” brings the band’s atmospheres and sounds and weaves them into a reel of mysteries, esoteric tales, and elaborate spells, evoking embers that spark the imagination courtesy of the classic songwriting of vocalist Gary Hughes.
 
Following the success of the recent string of albums, from “Albion” to “Gothica”, Hughes is joined once again by guitarists Dann Rosingana, Steve Grocott and John Halliwell along with bass player Steve McKenna, keyboard maestro Darrel Treece-Birch, and drummer Max Yates. On their fourth outing as a collective unit, the musicians in TEN have raised the bar even higher than they had previously. The album is full of stunning guitar work over a rich keyboard, bass, and drum tapestry with Hughes’ rich vocals once again bringing the nuances of the intricate lyrics to life.
 
“Illuminati” was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward. TEN’s longstanding professional association with Dennis has been ongoing since he mixed their 2011 album, “Stormwarning” and has always guaranteed albums with stunning sound and production.
 
Tracklisting:
1. Be As You Are Forever
2. Shield Wall
3. The Esoteric Ocean
4. Jericho
5. Rosetta Stone 
6. Illuminati
7. Heaven And The Holier-Than-Thou
8. Exile
9. Mephistopheles
10. Of Battles Lost And Won
 
Produced by: Gary Hughes
 
Line-Up:
Gary Hughes (Vocals) 
Dann Rosingana (Lead Guitars)
Steve Grocott (Lead Guitars) 
John Halliwell (Rhythm Guitars) 
Darrel Treece-Birch (Keyboards)
Steve McKenna (Bass)
Max Yates (Drums)
 
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Fri
21
Sep

VANDENBURG'S MOONKINGS Are 'Rugged And Unplugged' Nov 23

Friday, November 23, 2018
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New York, NY --- Vandenderg’s MoonKings and Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group will release Rugged and Unplugged globally on November 23. The album is a beautifully stripped back acoustic album which features songs from across Adrian Vandenberg’s career. From his first band Teaser as a 20 year old he has always used an acoustic guitar in his recordings, which along with the electric guitar creates the light and shade dynamic that is the cornerstone to all of his records.
 

 
“For me, the sign of whether a song is good or not, is whether it still stands up when it's completely stripped down to the bare essence of it,” says Vandenberg. He continues, “What I find with acoustic versions of songs you already know, is that they can touch you in a different way than the full band and even orchestral versions. You don't get 'impressed' by big guitars, drums and even orchestras. As a performer you can't hide behind all that, so what's left is the emotional content of the performance and the actual song.”
 
This project created the opportunity to strip down the big orchestral arrangements on songs such as ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ and ‘Breathing’ to just Vandenberg on acoustic guitar and the voice of Jan Hoving. His 1983 hit ‘Burning Heart’ gets a stunning reworking, “my favourite singers ever since my teens have always been guys like Paul Rodgers and David Coverdale.  Since I wrote this song in 1981, I've always pictured it sung by a singer with such a tone of voice and vocal abilities. Jan is absolutely such a singer as you can hear,” he explains. ‘One Step Behind’ has a graceful warmth and ‘Walk Away’ feels both intimate and anthemic.
 
Originally from Whitesnake’s 1989 album ‘Slip of the Tongue’, ‘Sailing Ships’ has a delicate beauty to it that makes the hairs on your arm stand up and has become a favourite and regular in the MoonKing’s live shows. ‘Out Of Reach’ is the only song that features drums, bass and violins and has a warm cascading elegance. The album closes with a new song, the instrumental 'Sundown'. Talking about it he says, “It was one of those beautiful early evenings in the late summer, the light turning pink, it was quiet and I was doodling away on my acoustic guitar. The melody that pretty much rolled off of my fingers really matched the vibe of that moment so I decided to record it and end the album with it. It felt like a very natural thing to do.”
 
Like the two MoonKings albums, ‘MoonKings’ (2014) and ‘MK II’ (2017) it was produced by Adrian Vandenberg himself. It was recorded between Vandenberg’s home studio and Jan Hoving’s farm which gives it the relaxed, intimate and natural feel, away from the clinical studio environment. It is Vandenberg and Hoving doing what they do and love the most, playing music straight from the heart.
 
The complete track listing features “What Doesn’t Kill You,” “Sailing Ships,” “Out Of Reach,” “One Step Behind,” “Burning Heart,” “Walk Away,” “Breathing,” and “Sundown.”  The album will be available in LP + MP3, CD, and digital formats.  A pre-order is now live here:  http://smarturl.it/VDBMK-DSP
 
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Fri
21
Sep

EDEN'S CURSE to release 'Testament - The Best Of Eden's Curse' on Nov 2

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Friday, November 2, 2018
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Eden's Curse are delighted to announce the details of their new release 'Testament - The Best Of Eden's Curse'.
 
'Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse' will be released by the band's long time label AFM Records on 2nd November 2018 and is a two disc CD set that features 14 songs, covering all five studio albums, on CD1 and a bonus disc 'The Best Of The Bonus Tracks' on CD2, which includes a brand new song 'Forever'.
 
'Forever' will be released as a single/lyric video on 12th October 2018 and was written by Paul Logue and Thorsten Koehne, mixed by the band's former drummer Pete Newdeck (Midnite City, Tainted Nation, Steve Grimmett) and mastered by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem band).
 
The full tracklisting for 'Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse' is as follows:
 
CD 1 – The Best Of Eden’s Curse
01. Symphony Of Sin
02. Masquerade Ball
03. Black Widow (Featuring Andi Deris)
04. The Great Pretender
05. Fly Away
06. No Holy Man (Featuring James Labrie)
07. Sell Your Soul
08. Jerusalem Sleeps
09. Unconditional (Featuring Liv Kristine)
10. Judgement Day
11. Jericho
12. Unbreakable
13. Evil & Divine
14. Angels & Demons (Featuring Pamela Moore)
Mixed & Mastered by Dennis Ward.
 
CD2: The Best Of The Bonus Tracks
01. Forever (New Song)
02. Man Against The World (2016)
03. Time To Breathe (2013)
04. Fallen From Grace (Acoustic)
05. Unchain The Night
06. Children Of The Tide (Piano)
07. Never The Sinner
08. Guardian Angel (Acoustic)
09. Prisoner Of The Past
10. Sail On (Acoustic)
11. After The Love Is Gone (Acoustic)
12. Fly Away (Acoustic)
13. The Voice Inside (Acoustic)
14. Eden's Curse (Acoustic)
 
“We have two very definite periods of the band, with two vocalists, almost like the Old and New Testaments, which was the influence behind the title and the artwork. Working closely with AFM we compiled a one disc collection that flows exactly like a concert setlist and gives the new listener a perfect introduction to our music and the avid fan a collection of the greatest songs in our arsenal“ stated bassist/founder Paul Logue.
 
Logue goes onto add “We are very much a band that listens to our fans and one thing we have been asked a lot is – can we have all the bonus tracks on one CD? It’s taken a while, but it’s here at last and with the added bonus of a brand new song called ‘Forever‘. I actually wrote ‘Forever‘ way back in 2005 for Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman’s solo album. His label pushed him in a more AOR direction, so I always kept this one on the back burner - ‘Sign Of The Cross‘ came from the same session. I always knew it would see the light of day and Thorsten and I reworked it and made it more in keeping with where we are today as a band. Back then, I had just read Dan Brown’s brilliant novel ‘Angels & Demons‘ and the lyrics are based around that whole story.“
‘Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse‘ will be released by AFM Records on 2nd November 2nd 2018.
 
You can pre-order your copy right here:
 
EDEN'S CURSE announces their return to the UK as special guests to Michael Schenker Fest on their 'Resurrection UK Tour' this November.
 
The run will also take in an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival, the band's first since 2009, a headline show at Fuel Rock Club, in Cardiff, Wales, Winterstorm festival & Winter's End festival.
 
5th Nov - O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
6th Nov - Institute, Birmingham, England
7th Nov - Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff, Wales (Headline show)
8th Nov - Hard Rock Hell XII, Pwllheli, Wales
9th Nov - O2 Academy, Newcastle, England
10th Nov - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England
11th Nov - Academy 1, Manchester, England
 
24th Nov, Winterstorm, Troon
10th March 2019, Winter's End, Poole
 
 
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Thu
20
Sep

ANGELINE Return With 'Shadowlands' September 3

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Monday, September 3, 2018
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Angeline is a Swedish melodic rock band formed back in 1987. After years of playing various scenes around Sweden, Norway and Italy the band went on a hiatus. In 2010 the band made a pleasant return to the scene, releasing the extremely well received comeback album “Confessions”. The band also performed at the Rock Weekend Festival in 2010 sharing stage with bands like Deep Purple, Twisted Sisters and Kamelot among others.
 
2011 saw the released of follow up album “Disconnected” and in January 2013 the 4 track E.P “Life” which was guested by Scorpions/The Rasmus producer Micke “Nord” Andersson on mandolin for the track “Days Go By”.
 
Angeline is now back with the new album “Shadowlands” which will be released on cd Sept 03 with following streaming services on Sept 28.
Two singles where released prior the album, “I Wanna Know” (which won the Track of the week contest at Lounders.com in Classic Rock Magazine and follow up single “Live Life (Like You Mean It)”.
 
Shadowlands contains 11 new tracks that takes the listener on an exciting musical journey, from the high-octane album opener “I Wanna Know” thru Sing-a-long semi-ballad “Believe”, the heaviness of “Enemy Within” and the edgy riffs of catchy “Better Than The Real Thing” and “Higher Than Love”, songs that define the unique sound of Angeline.
 
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Thu
20
Sep

LOU GRAMM & ASIA FEATURING JOHN PAYNE Join Forces

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Lou Gramm, The Original Voice of Foreigner & Asia Featuring John Payne Join Forces For Exciting New Show!
 
Performing classics such as “Feels Like The First Time,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Heat of the Moment,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Only Time Will Tell,” “Cold As Ice,” “Sole Survivor” and more!
DEVGEL Productions announce that Lou Gramm and Asia Featuring John Payne have joined forces in an exciting 90 minute show featuring the hits of both FOREIGNER and ASIA.
Expect to hear classics such as “Feels Like The First Time,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Heat of the Moment,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Only Time Will Tell,” “Cold As Ice,” “Sole Survivor” and more!
 
Dates to be announced shortly, with availability throughout 2018 – 2019.
 
LOU GRAMM
Is the original lead singer of Foreigner. Initially starting out as the drummer with the band Black Sheep, he joined Foreigner in 1976, and the band released their debut album in March of 1977.  Their self-titled debut sold more than four million copies in the United States alone. Foreigner became the first group since the Beatles to have their first eight continuous singles reach the Billboard Top 20, with hits such as “Cold as Ice” and “Long, Long Way from Home” taking the world of rock music by storm. Gramm has also enjoyed a successful solo career in-between hiatuses with Foreigner, with his 1987 debut “Ready or Not” further proving his versatility in the music industry. Lou Gramm was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June of 2013, and continues to tour as Lou Gramm the Voice of Foreigner.
 
JOHN PAYNE 
Is a British musician best known as the lead singer and bassist of the progressive rock group ASIA. The early 80s marked the start of a solo career as a rock/soul vocalist, with Payne releasing several heavily played radio singles. Shortly after, Payne was employed as a backing vocalist by Roger Daltrey of The Who on his solo albums. This lead to a series of work singing backing vocals for a variety of prestigious artists and composers. John then formed The Passion with keyboardist Andy Nye before being approached by Bev Bevan of ELO to reform the band after the departure of singer Jeff Lynne. This was short lived as he was later invited to join the supergroup ASIA, where he fronted the group from 1992 to 2006, releasing 10 albums and embarking on several world tours. After a brief hiatus, John formed the progressive rock band GPS before returning to the reformation of ASIA as the new ASIA Featuring John Payne, which tours to date. He is also currently involved with various stage projects, including co-creating, performing, and writing an award-winning Vegas musical. His latest endeavor is The Rock Pack, which he plans to tour for many years to come.
 
Thu
20
Sep

SHOTGUN SYMPHONY - The Last Symphony (Sale)

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SOUNDBYTES
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Final Symphony
Produced By: 
Shotgun Symphony
Release Date: 
March 8
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Worldwide
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Melodic Hard Rock
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SALE PRICE $35 INCLUDING SHIPPING
LIMITED QTY LEFT - ONCE GONE, THEY'RE GONE FOREVER
 

SHOTGUN SYMPHONYThe Last Symphony is a 4-Disc set housed in two double jewel cases, with each one individually sealed, with a special slipcase that both discs go into. It was designed especially for this occasion.

Featured on the discs will be the albums Shotgun Symphony, On the Line of Fire and Sea of Desire all re-mastered from the original tapes!
 
On the 4th disc is a collection of the band’s rarities over the years - b-sides, bonus tracks, song demos, live recordings + a newly recorded version of Carousel of Broken Dreams with the band’s original line up and producer from the debut CD.
 
This is the first time the original line-up (including Ron) have been in the studio since 1999 and the first time working with Alan Douches (producer of the debut) in 25 years.
 
The 4-Disc set will retail for $50 (including shipping) and is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
 
THE LAST COPIES OF THE LAST SYMPHONY $35 (Sale! Incl Worldwide Shipping)
 
 
 
 
 
 
SOUNDBYTES (Click on track for audio)
 
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DISC TWO:
 
DISC THREE:
 
DISC FOUR:
 
*Produced by Alan Douches & Shotgun Symphony
+Taken from the “Live from Firefest” CD courtesy of www.rocktopiarecords.com
†Taken from the debut CD recording sessions
•Recorded live at the FNAC Paris
 
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