Thu
29
Jan

MR. BIG Details Of The 'The Vault' Released

  Japanese label Wowow Entertainment have released initial details of the amazing MR. BIG Box Set, now titled The Vault and due for release March 18.   The company has warned that the announcement cannot be re-printed or translated (who knows why), but that doesn't prevent interested folks taking a look for yourself! The press release is here: http://wowowent.co.jp/news/detail/134    A Google translation of that page can be seen here: https://translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en...
 
Thu
29
Jan

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Postpones Aussie Tour Dates

Yngwie J. Malmsteen   The King of Shred Announces new June dates  Due to scheduling issues Yngwie Malsteen Australian & New Zealand tour has been rescheduled to JUNE 2015. Hobart show cancelled.   Previously purchased tickets remain valid for new dates.   Yngwie J. Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and in June 2015, Yngwie and his band will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in a decade to strike awe into the legions of guitar fans.  
 
Wed
28
Jan

The Return Of STARBREAKER

  STARBREAKER featuring TONY HARNELL and MAGNUS KARLSSON will return with a new studio album in 2016!  
 
Wed
28
Jan

REVOLUTION SAINTS - Revolution Saints (Review)

Any project touting Deen Castronovo on lead vocals is going to get my attention and enthusiasm. To add Mr. Melody Jack Blades and the righteous Doug Aldrich turns a triple play into a home run. Overseeing the project in man of the moment Alessandro Del Vecchio, adding his always brilliant keyboards, plus composing most of the songs and adding his deft touch to the production, which I think has to be his most accomplished effort yet. ‘It is a musician's record,' states Castronovo of the project. Indeed it is. There are a plethora of examples of exquisite musicianship from all throughout the record, none more so than Castronovo himself, who delivers a masters clinic on how exactly to play on a rock record with power, soul and finesse.  
 
Wed
28
Jan

Lande & Holter DRACULA - Swing Of Death (Review)

  It’s a “concept” album, so it automatically gets the “artistic license” accreditation allowing the artist to express themselves a little “differently” than expected. And while that’s certainly the case for this little outing. Crafted by former Wig Wam guitarist Trond Holter along with Jorn Lande, as far as concept albums go (apart from a few quirks), it’s pretty straight forward melodic hard rock. It’s always great to hear Jorn at full force working with a different writer, as he stretches those vocals beyond the formula his solo albums have become. He sounds fantastic on this album, utilizing his menacing voice to the power needed on such a concept dealing with the life of 15th century resident Count Vlad the III
 
Wed
28
Jan

REVOLUTION SAINTS - Revolution Saints (Showcase)

Deen Castronovo, Jack Blades and Doug Aldrich. Put these three titans together in a band and you have REVOLUTION SAINTS.
 
Wed
28
Jan

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM - Level Eleven (Showcase)

  Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singers/ songwriters in Sweden today. Beside LAD he has since 2006 been the front man in the Swedish super group Secret Service on live tours all over the world. He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company together with XTC Productions came up with the idea of putting him together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning for an album project.   Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame were asked if they were interested to join, which they did and the band LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM was born!
 
Wed
28
Jan

RICHARD PAGE Delivers New Solo Album

  Richard Page "Goin' South"   Vocalist RICHARD PAGE has announced a new solo release, available immediately via digital or CD via his website:  www.richardpagemusic.com/music   Richard states: “I have a new album of songs I'm excited to share with you. After a couple of songwriting trips to Nashville, I found myself really liking what I came up with there. This is the outcome of those sessions. I hope you enjoy.“   Sample the sound of the album via: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJkmLPLlcvQ   Produced by: Richard Page
 
Tue
27
Jan

'Devil In The Details' For Sweden's THE POODLES March 24

  The Poodles are back with "Devil in the Details", their sixth studio album and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Tour de Force". The evolution of the band's sound is evident as a result of their continued collaboration with produced Mats Valentin. This is rock n' roll straight up, no chaser! In many ways this represents the second coming of The Poodles and you are cordially invited to experience the epic-ness and majesty of "Devil in the Details".  
 
Tue
27
Jan

Double Stop Podcast - NAMM Report & JASON HOOK

  The DOUBLE STOP Podcast comes to you from NAMM in LA. Day 1:

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-44-namm-2015-day-1

Day 1 of my NAMM report with interviews with:

- Carvin Guitars - Vigier - EarthQuaker Devices - Tascam - Yorkville Sound - Kurzweil - Artizan Bass Works

Plus: coverage of the Peavey 50th Annivisary celebration, and new music by Blasted To Static featuring Jeff Martin (Racer X, Badlands)

 

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