Thu
25
Oct

DE-ARROW Classic Out Via 20th Century Nov. 19

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Friday, November 16, 2018
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16 November sees the release of a long awaited AOR classic - the self-titled album from Australian AOR heroes DE-ARROW, compiled from a collection of high quality demos put together by keyboardist Noel Hart and guitarist Dragan Stanic. Revered in the 80's by such highly influential melodic rock journos and industry personnel as Derek Oliver, Kelv Hellrazer and Kim Fowley (who also managed the band), amongst others, DE-ARROW was a tour de force on the melodic rock scene garnering rave demo reviews across the globe and live reviews around Australia.
 
Upon the band's demise, guitarist Dragan Stanic and one time frontman Juno Roxas would go on to form the gold selling band, Roxus, including two songs from this very compilation on their own debut album, 'Nightstreets.
 
De-Arrow was an Australian 5-piece melodic rock band that existed from 1983 to 1989.
 
The original line-up consisted of Lou Yarevski (vocals), Dragan Stanic (guitars), Noel Hart (keyboards), Paul (Jackie) Gleeson (bass), and Mick Djokic (drums).
 
Later incarnations included Mick Kat (bass), Steve Kara (drums), with session vocals expertly handled by well-known Australian singers Adrian Campbell and Juno Roxas.
 
Though it was the 1980s and big hair was de rigueur for hard rock bands, including De-Arrow, for these guys it was always more about the music rather than the image.
 
Catchy hooks, chunky guitars with awesome solos, layered contemporary keyboards, huge drums, with a rock-God vocal line over the top. Along with radio-ready anthems, De-Arrow also presented longer AOR epics with more complex arrangements. Some musical depth for those delving deeper.
 
Ensconced in the underground cassette tape-trading circuit that was so prevalent during the 1980s, De-Arrow caught the attention of press and radio across the planet.
 
Highlights of the Melbourne-based band’s career included international management and publishing deals with Kim Fowley and Peer Southern Music, being named in the top 10 unsigned bands in Australia, two tracks later placed on the gold-selling Roxus album Nightstreet, and a series of highly-acclaimed De-Arrow gigs throughout the 1980s.

 

 
Thu
25
Oct

REVERENCE Update Live Album Cover

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US heavy/power metal band REVERENCE have changed the cover artwork for the release of their new live album entitled ‘VENGEANCE IS LIVE’. It's the brand new 15 song platter to bee delivered to the masses on December 7th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.
VENGEANCE IS LIVE’s showcasing highlights from their previous three album such as the ominous ’When Darkness Calls’, classic ’Bleed For Me’, 'Until My Dying Breath' and ‘Angel In Black’, also includes the monster riffage of ‘Race To Obscene’.and never forgotten epic title-track ’<Gods Of War’ as well as three brand new songs from their latest EP release, ‘Fire Lord’, ‘Phoenix Rising’ and the crowd chanting ‘New Order’.
The album also includes two classic covers, Iron Maiden’s ’Wasted Years’ and Savatage’s ‘Power Of The Night’ and finally closing the disc with the classic fan favorite ‘Revolution Rising’.
 
Wed
24
Oct

HEART Release Archive 'Live In Atlantic City' January 25

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Friday, January 25, 2019
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HEART TO RELEASE REMASTERED ALBUM LIVE IN ATLANTIC CITY VIA earMUSIC ON JANUARY 25
 
LISTEN TO + WATCH VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE "LOST ANGEL"
 
FEATURES GUEST APPEARANCES BY ALICE IN CHAINS, DAVE NAVARRO, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, DUFF MCKAGAN, GRETCHEN WILSON, + CARRIE UNDERWOOD.
 
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world how much women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the '70s with hits like "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," and many more.
 
Live In Atlantic City pays tribute to and celebrates the band's legacy with the help of an incredible range of artists and friends to create one magical night of celebrating music” and what a night it was!
 
The show, which was first aired on VH1 Decades Rock Live back in 2006, finally sees its release on LP/CD/DVD/BluRay — andd it's newly mixed and mastered. It will be released on January 25 via earMUSIC.
 
Check out "Lost Angel" here:
 

 
Here's a refresher about this historic performance. Country music star Carrie Underwood, Jane's Addiction founding member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, country singer-songwriter Gretchen Wilson, and Canadian-American singer-songwriter/composer Rufus Wainwright all participated in the show.
 
An exceptional highlight of the show was the return of renowned grunge rockers Alice In Chains, with Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan joining his friends on stage. Each guest artist had the chance to perform two or three song with Heart. Navarro performed on "Crazy On You," while McKagan appeared on Alice In Chains' "Rooster."
 
A joint performance of "Barracuda" featured all of the artists rounded up for this monumental show. It will finally be released on audio as well as visual formats for the world to enjoy.
 
LIVE IN ATLANTIC CITY TRACK LISTING:
1. "Bébé Le Strange" (with Dave Navarro)
2. "Straight On" (with Dave Navarro)
3. "Crazy On You" (with Dave Navarro)
4. "Lost Angel"
5. "Even It Up" (with Gretchen Wilson)
6. "Rock 'n' Roll" (with Gretchen Wilson)
7. "Dog & Butterfly" (with Rufus Wainwright)
8. "Would?" (with Alice In Chains & Duff McKagan) *
9. "Rooster" (with Alice In Chains & Duff McKagan)
10. "Alone" (with Carrie Underwood)
11. "Magic Man"
12. "Misty Mountain Hop" (with Dave Navarro)
13. "Dreamboat Annie"
14. "Barracuda"
 *CD and LP Exclusive
 
DVD and Blu-ray Also Include:
Bonus: Heart Confidential
 
Wed
24
Oct

MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces 2019 Tour

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MARTY FRIEDMAN declares, “This tour will bring upon an avalanche of emotion and aggression, tears of joy, and an unhealthy dose of positive vibes from Tokyo!”
 
MARTY FRIEDMAN will show fans that he’s ONE BAD M.F. Live!! as he brings his new live album to life across the country starting January 23, 2019 in San Diego, CA at Brick By Brick. “MARTY FRIEDMAN Meet & Greet Experience” VIP packages will be available Friday, October 26 on his official website, which include:  one ticket to the show, meet and greet before the show, guitar pick pack, VIP lanyard, autographs and Vault CDs.
 
His band features the stunning female bassist Kiyoshi, wunderkind guitarist Jordan Ziff, and “The Animal” drummer Chargeeee. “My band outshines me every night,” says FRIEDMAN, “You will fall in love with Kiyoshi`s stage persona and her playing. I have never seen or heard a bassist like her. Jordan follows in a well-documented tradition of mine, of only playing with super guitarists. Chargeeee will have you laughing as he seems to be straight off The Muppets, while effortlessly bashing through some quite complex drumming.”
 
ONE BAD M.F. Live!! was released October 19 on Prosthetic Records on all digital platforms, CD, as well as a vinyl 2LP gatefold set with glow-in-the-dark wax as one variant and black sparkle with clear splatter as the other. “The vinyl version is recommended,“ adds FRIEDMAN, “because this is a live album to be enjoyed in the old school manner-with a huge foldout cover, lots of big, cool live shots and info about the show.”
 
Recorded live during his 2018 “Wall of Sound” tour on its final show in Mexico City at Centro Cultural on April 14, 2018, ONE BAD M.F. Live!! is chock full of his own brand of “feelgood aggression” and an all-out celebration of his music in its rawest form. It’s the follow-up to WALL OF SOUND,  which was released August 4, 2017 on Prosthetic Records, and debuted on the Billboard charts at #12.
 
Fluent in Japanese, FRIEDMAN`s overwhelming love of Japanese music and the Japanese language found him moving to Tokyo in 2003. It is there where his career took off in very unexpected ways. His appearance as the star of a new TV comedy, “Hebimeta-san” (“Mr. Heavy Metal”) and its spinoff, “Rock Fujiyama,” which ran for six seasons, propelled him into the living rooms of Japan`s mainstream. Currently he is a constant fixture on Japanese television (appearing on hundreds of network programs of all types, and as the face of long running campaigns for Fanta/Coca Cola, Sumitomo Bank, Suntory etc.), as well as appearing in major motion pictures. He is also the author of two hardcover books in Japanese detailing his unusual views on the current Japanese music scene, as well as two best-selling manga-related books, which are both in their eighth editions now.
 
Despite MARTY FRIEDMAN`s flourishing television career, he still considers his music his “only real job,” often performing at the Tokyo Dome, Budokan, Ajinomoto Stadium, the Saitama Super Arena and other top venues with his own music, as well as guesting with other artists. FRIEDMAN has not only held top charting positions with his own albums in Japan, (LOUDSPEAKER, INFERNO & B: THE BEGINNING-THE IMAGE ALBUM), but has also collaborated on and produced several chart topping hits with the biggest names in J-pop and J-rock (Momoiro Clover Z, Sound Horizon, Man With A Mission, Crossfaith, SMAP, AKB48, NEWS, and several others).
 
In 2017, the Japanese Government appointed MARTY FRIEDMAN as an Ambassador of Japan Heritage, for a term of three years through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Along with J-pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, baseball legend Hideki Matsui, and four others, he’s the first foreigner ever to receive this title. He performed the Opening Ceremony at the Tokyo Marathon in both 2017 and 2018, again the first foreigner to do so. His most recent collaboration with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra is the government sponsored Japan Heritage Theme Song he released in 2018. In 2018, Young Guitar Magazine honored him with a 175-page special edition devoted only to FRIEDMAN and his inimitable playing style.
 
Not one to slow down and take any breaks, FRIEDMAN is also currently in the fourth year of filming a documentary, and his biography is set to be published soon.
 
Check out MARTY FRIEDMAN at any of the following stops:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Wed 1/23          San Diego, CA              Brick By Brick
Thu 1/24            Anaheim, CA                 The Parish at the House of Blues
Sat 1/26            Phoenix, AZ                  The Rebel Lounge
Sun 1/27           Tucson, AZ                   191 Toole
Wed 1/30          San Antonio, TX            The Rock Box
Thu 1/31            Houston, TX                  Scout Bar
Fri 2/1               Austin, TX                     Come And Take It Live
Sat 2/2              Dallas, TX                     Trees
Mon 2/4            Oklahoma City, OK        89th Street - OKC
Wed 2/6            Sauget, IL                     Pop's Nightclub
Thu 2/7             Kansas City, MO           The Riot Room
Fri 2/8               Iowa City, IA                  Gabe's
Sat 2/9              Minneapolis, MN           Studio B at the Skyway Theatre
Sun 2/10           Madison, WI                  High Noon Saloon
Tue 2/12            Milwaukee, WI               Shank Hall
Wed 2/13          Chicago, IL                   Reggie’s Rock Club
Thu 2/14            Indianapolis, IN             The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis
Fri 2/15             Chesterfield, MI             Diesel Concert Lounge
Sat 2/16            Cleveland Heights, OH   The Grog Shop
Sun 2/17           Pittsburgh, PA              Crafthouse
Tue 2/19            Philadelphia, PA            Voltage Lounge
Wed 2/20          Allston, MA                   Brighton Music Hall
Fri 2/22             Brooklyn, NY                Saint Vitus
Sat 2/23            Garwood, NJ                 Crossroads NJ
Sun 2/24           Baltimore, MD               Ottobar
 
 
Tue
23
Oct

New FICTION SYXX Song Preview From 'The Alternate Me' & Video Debut!

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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. New PREVIEW - Preorders will have the full song delivered to them.
 
 
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!
 
 

 

 
Tue
23
Oct

ONE - "Am I Beautiful" (Official Music Video)

 
Fast-rising heavy rockers, One, had just unveiled their fourth studio album overall, ‘All or Nothing.’ The Montreal-based band - which is comprised of Danny Rossi (vocals), Chris Staniforth (guitars), Phil Hardy (bass), and Sean Pothier (drums) - returned to work with producer Kevin Jardine (Slaves On Dope, Darryl ‘DMC’ Mc Daniels), who has produced the bands last three albums. 

“The band came in with some great songs, and we worked tirelessly to get them to the point that they sounded like you hear on the record,” says Jardine. “The band was open to expanding their songwriting and tones, to shape something that is very unique. There are not many times you get the chance to make a career record for a band, but this is definitely theirs.”

The single, “Am I Beautiful,” preceded the album’s release, for which a music video was filmed. “We just do what we feel is right in the moment” adds Staniforth. “We shot a video and put the song out there. The reaction was great, so we got everything ready and put out the album.”

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Tue
23
Oct

JORN Celebrates '50 Years On Earth' December 14

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Friday, December 14, 2018
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Frontiers Music Srl is honored to celebrate JORN’s 50th birthday in 2018 with the release of the ultimate JORN box set, "50 Years on Earth - The Anniversary Box Set” on December 14th.
 
Jorn Lande was born on May 31, 1968 in the heart of Norway, between massive mountains in a little town called Rjukan. The little blond Viking grew up roaming the forests and mountains and rocking out to Elvis Presley and bands like Sweet, Slade, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Free, and Black Sabbath. Eventually, he would become one of the world’s most renowned voices in rock and metal.
 
Fifty years later, a celebratory box set - a limited edition release - celebrating the he artistic production of the fine Norwegian singer is prepared with the intent of closing a major chapter of Jorn’s artistic career and opening up the “second phase” of his musical journey.
 
A definitive overview, “50 Years on Earth” is comprised of 12 CDs including all Jorn albums from “Worldchanger” (2001) to “Life on Death Road” (2017). The CD artwork has been recreated in a stunningly visual vinyl replica format.
 
In addition to the studio albums, an exclusive collection of JORN’s best live tracks taken from his albums “Live in the USA” and “Live in Black” and of his best cover songs are included. Finally, there is a disc which includes 16 rare and bonus tracks, which are going to whet the appetites of the Jorn completists.
 
This attractive package also includes a beautiful booklet with handwritten notes from Jorn Lande.
 
In Jorn Lande’s words, “I'm proud to have made it this far and to still be around and relevant. This is first of all a thanks to all the music lovers around the world who keep believing. Thanks for all your support! I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with so many great and talented people. This rollercoaster of a rock and roll journey still has it's wheels on the tracks and I'm truly excited about the future and what's to come... bring it on!”
 
Cd #1 "Worldchanger"
 
1. Tungur Knivur 
2. Sunset Station 
3. Glow in the Dark 
4. House of Cards 
5. Bless the Child 
6. Captured 
7. Worldchanger 
8. Christine 
9. Bridges Will Burn
 
Cd #2 "Out to Every Nation"
 
1. Young Forever 
2. Out to Every Nation
3. Something Real 
4. Living With Wolves
5. Vision Eyes 
6. One Day We Will Put Out the Sun 
7. Behind the Clown 
8. Rock Spirit 
9. Through Day and Night 
10. When Angel Wings Were White
 
Cd # 3 "The Duke"
 
1. We Brought the Angels Down 
2. Blacksong 
3. Stormcrow 
4. End of Time 
5. Duke of Love 
6. Burning Chains 
7. After the Dying 
8. Midnight Madness 
9. Are You Ready
10. Starfire
 
Cd # 4 "Lonely Are the Brave"
 
1. Lonely Are the Brave
2. Night City 
3. War of the World
4. Shadow People 
5. Soul of the Wind 
6. Man of the Dark 
7. Promises 
8. The Inner Road
9. Hellfire
 
Cd # 5 "Spirit Black"
 
1. Spirit Black 
2. Below 
3. Road Of The Cross 
4. The Last Revolution 
5. City In Between 
6. Rock And Roll Angel 
7. Burn Your Flame 
8. World Gone Mad 
9. I Walk Alone 
10. The Sun Goes Down (original bonus track Europe)
 
Cd # 6 "Song for Ronnie James"
 
1. Song for Ronnie James
2. Invisible
3. Shame on the Night
4. Push
5. Stand Up and Shout
6. Don't Talk To Strangers
7. Lord of the Last Day
8. Night People
9. Sacred Heart
10. Sunset Superman
11. Lonely Is the Word - Letters from Earth
12. Kill the King
13. Straight Through the Heart (live)
 
Cd # 7 "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land"
 
1. My Road
2. Bring Heavy Rock To the Land
3. A Thousand Cuts
4. Ride Like the Wind
5. Chains Around You
6. The World I See
7. Time To Be King
8. Ride To the Guns
9. Black Morning
10. I Came To Rock
 
Cd# 8 “Traveller”
 
1. Overload
2. Cancer Demon
3. Traveller
4. Window Maker
5. Make Your Engine Scream
6. Legend Man
7. Carry The Black
8. Rev On
9. Monsoon
10. The Man Who Was King
11. Arctic Night (Bonus Track)( Instrumental)
 
Cd# 9 “Life On Death Road”
 
1. Life On Death Road
2. Hammered To The Cross (The Business)
3. Love Is The Remedy
4. Dreamwalker
5. Fire To The Sun
6. Insoluble Maze (Dreams In The Blindness)
7. I Walked Away
8. The Slippery Slope (Hangman's Rope)
9. Devil You Can Drive
10. The Optimist
11. Man Of The 80's
12. Blackbirds
13. The Optimist (Acoustic Version) (Bonus Track)
 
Cd# 10 - Original Bonus Songs (studio versions)
 
1. Out To Every Nation
2. Burn Your Flame
3. Something Real
4. Young Forever
5. Walking on Water
6. One Day We Will Put Out The Sun
7. Starfire
8. I Came To Rock
9. Like Stone In Water
10. Gate Of Tears
11. End Comes Easy
12. Gonna Find The Sun
13. Noose
14. Showdown
15. Abyss Of Evil
16. Where The Winds Blow
 
Cd # 11 - Bonus live cd
 
1. Road Of The Cross
2. Shadow People
3. Soul Of The Wind
4. War Of The World
5. Below
6. The Inner Road
7. Rock And Roll Angel
8. We Brought The Angels Down
9. Blacksong
10. Godless And Wicked
11. Soulburn
12. Are You Ready
13. The Whitesnake Medley
 
Cd # 12 - The covers (studio versions)
 
1. Naked City
2. Hotel California
3. I Know There's Something Going On
4. Fool For Your Loving
5. You're The Voice
6. The Final Frontier
7. Don't Stop Believing
8. Cold Sweat
9. Perfect Strangers
10. Live To Win
11. Running Up That Hill
12. Die Young
13. The Day The Earth Caught Fire
14. Run To You
15. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
 

 

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