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NEAL MORSE BAND Set Jan 25 for 'The Great Adventure'

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Friday, January 25, 2019
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THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals)—will take fans on THE GREAT ADVENTURE with their latest double concept album due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Worldwide. It will be available in three formats: a two CD package, two CD/DVD Special Edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4 on Radiant Records’ website.
 
The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, which critics hailed as “a masterpiece,” will be the ninth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but the one that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been THE NEAL MORSE BAND.
 
“Let the great adventure now begin…” The closing line of THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, has proved to be strangely prophetic. The new album is exactly that: a perfect companion piece to TSOAD’s partial retelling of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. It has everything that fans would expect from an album by THE NEAL MORSE BAND, and more: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet. 
 
As Neal Morse explains, “This band continues to amaze me! I have to say it was a little daunting to follow up THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM as it was such a special album and it delivered every night at our concerts, but I believe that THE GREAT ADVENTURE will have a tremendous impact as well. This new double album is everything that I hoped it would be! I listened through last night and I was in tears at the end!“
 
Mike Portnoy emphatically agrees. He says, “How do you follow an epic double concept album??? Well, create another epic double concept album!! Hahaha. I always knew topping THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM was going to be difficult, if not impossible, as I held it in such high regard, but alas, I am absolutely blown away with what we achieved here! We’ve created what is the ultimate companion to TSOAD.”
 
“Sometimes there are things that you just can’t mess with,” Randy George continues. “On THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM we tapped into something special. I was sure that the follow up should be something quite different, but you have to follow your heart and follow the music where it wants to go. THE GREAT ADVENTURE is nothing short of a miracle. It’s similar to SIMILITUDE in concept and form, but yet it’s tougher and deeper in its tone! This is a powerful work and I look forward to playing it live!
 
True to the album’s title, the creative process was indeed a “great adventure.” Unlike many previous Morse albums, which have often been written and arranged within weeks, this time around these prolific and world-class musicians spent almost a year working on the end result, producing an abundance of top quality material. This meant some ruthless decision-making: some already completed songs and characters had to go, and-–with studio time running out–new links and ideas were being composed and recorded up to the eleventh hour. “A lot of work and re-work has gone into this,” says Morse, “but I know that some of the most successful and far-reaching albums I’ve been involved with have been just like that. SOLA SCRIPTURA and Spock’s Beard’s SNOW album come to mind.”
 
Another key question that had to be addressed in the studio was how to pull all the ideas together into a coherent whole. In the end, what unlocked this “adventure” for Morse was the realization that THE GREAT ADVENTURE needed a new voice and perspective. This time, it is that of the Pilgrim’s abandoned son, a younger, perhaps angrier, voice than was heard on THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM.
 
THE NEAL MORSE BAND will bring THE GREAT ADVENTURE to fans worldwide with a new round of headlining tour dates, which begin February 2, 2019 in Nashville at City Winery. For ticket information and VIP ticket sales go to www.radiantrecords.com. Check them out at any of the following stops, with more shows to be added in the coming months:
 
DATE                CITY                                         VENUE
 
Sat 2/2              Nashville, TN                             City Winery
Sun 2/3             Tampa, FL                                 The Ritz (Cruise To The Edge Pre-Cruise Party)
Mon 2/4            Tampa, FL                                 Cruise To The Edge 2019 (through February 9)    
Sun 2/10           Atlanta, GA                               City Winery
Mon 2/11           Charlotte, NC                             Neighborhood Theatre
Tue 2/12            Baltimore, MD                           Soundstage
Wed 2/13          Jersey City, NJ                          White Eagle Hall
Fri 2/15             Boston, MA                               The Sinclair
Sat 2/16            Philadelphia, PA                        Keswick Theatre
Sun 2/17           Westbury NY                             The Space at Westbury
Mon 2/18           Montréal, QUE.                          Club Soda
Tue 2/19            Quebec City, QUE.                    Salle Sylvain Lelievre
Thu 2/21            Toronto, ONT.                            Opera House
Fri 2/22             Pittsburgh, PA                           Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sat 2/23            Cleveland, OH                            Beachland Ballroom
Sun 2/24           Detroit, MI                                 The Crofoot Ballroom
Tue 2/26            St. Charles, IL                           Arcada Theatre
Wed 2/27          St. Louis, MO                            Delmar Hall
Thu 2/28            Dallas, TX                                  Gas Monkey Live
Fri 3/1               Lawrence, KS                            Granada Theatre
Sat 3/2              Denver, CO                                Summit Music Hall
Tue 3/5             Seattle, WA                              The Triple Door
Wed 3/6            Portland, OR                             Hawthorne Theatre
Thu 3/7             San Francisco, CA                     Slim's
Fri 3/8               Whittier, CA                              The Whittier Center Theatre
Sat 3/9              Chandler, AZ                             Bogle Theatre (Chandler Center For The Arts)
 
Sun 3/24           London, United Kingdom Islington Assembly Hall
Mon 3/25           Paris, France                             The Alhambra
Tue 3/26            Tilburg, Netherlands                   O13
Wed 3/27          Esch /Alzette, Luxembourg         Rockhal Esch Sur Alzette
Fri 3/29             Koln, Germany                          Kantine
Sat 3/30            Copenhagen, Denmark               Viften
Sun 3/31           Goteborg, Sweden                     Stora Teatern
Mon 4/1            Stockholm, Sweden                   Skandiascenen
Wed 4/3            Berlin, Germany             Heimathafen
Thu 4/4             Hamburg, Germany                    Markthalle
Fri 4/5               Leipzig, Germany                       Halle d / Werk 2
Sat 4/6              Warsaw, Poland                        Progresja
Sun 4/7             Brno, Czech Republic                 SONO Music Club
Tue 4/9             Munich, Germany                      Technikum
Wed 4/10          Pratteln, Switzerland                  Z7 Konzertfabrik
Thu 4/11            Lyon, France                             C.C.O. 
Fri 4/12             Trezzo sull'Adda MI, Italy            Live Club
Sat 4/13            Barcelona, Spain                       Salamandra 1
Sun 4/14           Madrid, Spain                            Sala Mon
 
 
 
Mon
15
Oct

Ulterium Line Up INNERWISH Reissues

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Friday, November 23, 2018
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Ulterium Records are proud to present re-issues of the first three albums from the Greek melodic metallers InnerWish! "Waiting For The Dawn", "Silent Faces" and "Inner Strength" will be reissued on CD, digital and for the first time on vinyl on November 23rd via Ulterium Records.
 
InnerWish - Waiting for the Dawn (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD039)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122850

Track listing
01. Spacerunner
02. Lord of Truth
03. Beyond My Soul
04. Last Thing I'll Remember
05. Carry Your Cross
06. Ready for Attack
07. The Waves of Destiny
08. Have You Ever...?
09. Waiting For the Dawn
10. Nightfall (Bonus Track)

 
 
InnerWish - Silent Faces (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD040)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122874

Track listing
01. Dancer of the Storm
02. Hold Me Tight
03. If I Could Turn Back Time
04. Midnight Call
05. Hold On
06. Silent Faces
07. Dreadful Signs
08. Set Me Free
09. Riding on the Wind
10. Realms of Tomorrow

 
 
InnerWish - Inner Strength (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD041)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122898

Track listing
01. Trivial
02. Travellers In Time
03. Far Away
04. Lonely Lady
05. Bleeding Soul
06. Feel the Magic
07. Eye of the Storm
08. Final Prophecy
09. Never Let You Down
10. Dreamer of the Night
11. Inner Strength
12. Gates of Fire

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Mon
15
Oct

Robby Takac - "Dyin' Tonight" (From Johnny Gruesome)

 
"Dyin' Tonight," an original song performed by Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls fame for the upcoming horror film Johnny Gruesome, has been released by Funhouse Productions and is available for purchase on major music platforms ahead of the film's October 16th VOD release. Takac co-wrote the song with Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler, and recorded it at his GCR Studios in Buffalo, New York. 
 
The film Johnny Gruesome was written and directed by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack) and stars Anthony De La Torre (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Lords of Chaos), Michael DeLorenzo (New York Undercover, Head of the Class) and singer-songwriter Aprilann ("Crown and the Girl"). The film tells the story of a murdered heavy metal rebel who returns from the grave for vengeance. Red Hill Movies, Deinstitutionalized, and JFR Productions co-produced, with Uncork'd Entertainment distributing.
 
Petri and Rozler also composed the score, and additional songs used in the film were created by Dean Italiano, Giasone Italiano, and Aprilann. The Italianos' contributions were created for a rock CD, "Gruesome," to promote the novel on which the film is based; that CD is available separately.
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Mon
15
Oct

rebelHot -"Soul Stealer" (Official Video)

 
rebelHot is a 4-piece band absolutely soaked in rootsy 70’s Rock influences. A mix of rock, blues and funk you can’t miss. Since releasing their debut album back in 2016, featuring Jason Patterson from “Cry Of Love” as special guest and mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio, rebelHot have already toured and also played at festivals around Europe with artists like “Y&T”, “The Darkness”, “Joe Lynn Turner”, “The Quireboys”, “Autograph”, “Skinny Molly” and many others.
 
Their long-awaited new album “Uncomfortableness” will be released world-wide on October 12 via Metalapolis Records and feature 10 brand new songs plus an exclusive bonus track on the vinyl edition. “Uncomfortableness” has been produced by rebel Hot, recorded, mixed and mastered at their own P-Rose Studio by guitarist Paul Mainetti. The band recorded the majority of the record live directly into the studio mixing console and they’re very proud of this rough old-style result. No digital effects or overdubs were used, and it sounds live just like the 70s albums you're used to.
This new album has been enriched with some bluesy sounds like harmonica and female choirs in a few songs, while still maintaining that funky power and those southern sounds which are typical for the band.
 
"It was great walking into a cool, American South style club and hear a band called RebelHot playing really great Rock and Roll and doing a GREAT job of it." - Mike Estes (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Skinny Molly)
 
“It's the best thing I've heard in a long time!” - Albin Linder (Jetbone)
 
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Fri
12
Oct

FICTION SYXX New Album 'The Alternate Me' Artwork Revealed

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MelodicRock Records recently launched the first title to be part of the new initiative called Premium Preorder.
 
The debut album from new AOR stars HEARTS ON FIRE is out officially October 19, but those that signed up have been enjoying the full album for a few weeks now.
 
Premium Preorder will be used on select projects, to give the artists involved the extra resources needed to complete them. These will be carefully selected releases signed to MRR, that will allow the fans to get closer to the artists involved and get exclusive insights into the progress of the album and also be the first to receive the completed product.
 
MRR Premium Preorder will available to anyone interested in the projects, but only for a select period of time once announced.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY OF TWO FULL TRACKS WITH #3 DUE NEXT WEEK!
 
 

 

MRR is excited to announce the second Premium Preorder campaign will be for the second studio album from progressive melodic rockers FICTION SYXX.
 
 
FICTION SYXX is dialling in on their sophomore release, ‘The Alternate Me’!
 
The line-up had one change - Larry Hart (King Kobra/Montrose) on bass guitar takes over for Tony “The Fretless Monster” Franklin.  This release is focused more on the core than their debut release ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. There are no guest artists on this one and JK Northrup & Mark Lanoue share the lead guitar duties. Prepare for a mix of melody, harmony, soaring slide, and at times SHRED!
 
Fiction Syxx is:
Mark Allen Lanoue - Lead Vocals & Guitar
JK Northrup - Guitar, B. Vocals & Production
Rory Faciane - Drums
Larry Hart - Bass
Eric Ragno - Keyboards
 
There will be 11 tracks … plus bonus material for Premium Preorder supporters.
 
MRR and FICTION SYXX are excited to launch one full track right now – the epic album opening track ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. PP supporters will get a WAV file of this track delivered to them shortly, along with another full length mixed and completed track, plus an exclusive video of JK Northrup in the studio discussing this track.
 
MRR/FS2 Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Standard inclusions in the PP Packs include the following:
 
- Exclusive ‘Longbox’ Cardboard Sleeve Slipcover CD Packaging
- WAV file of debut track
- Additional fully mastered, completed song
- Weekly updates from the artist
- Exclusive Advance Release Date, receiving the CD weeks ahead of an official release
- Names included in the CD booklet
- Additional demos and completed tracks sampled along the way
- Digital Download of completed release ahead of shipping of CD
- Airmail shipping cost included
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 

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