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TOTO Tribute Album 'Fanfields' Out October 1

On October 1st 2016 the "Fanfields 2" Toto Tribute album will be released.   Almost 100 people (musicians, graphic artists, engineers, producers, studio's, etc) from all over the globe, pay tribute to Toto, and especially to Jeff, Mike and Fergie, by recording really cool versions of Toto songs.   The album was crowdfunded by the loyal Toto base. All profits of the album will be donated to three Toto related good causes: ALS Foundation, Cancer Foundation and the Michael Porcaro Memorial Sweet Relief Musicians fund.  
 
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SAECRED SPIRIT New Swedish Female Fronted Project

Debut single and video "Unbreakable"  The year is 2024 ... For several billion years the universe has been governed by forces of equal strength and gravity, and equal parts good and evil. But times are about to change with the discovery of a previously unknown massive black hole in our solar system that threatens to devour everything that ever was and ever will be.   As the spiral of dark matter and darkness continues to rotate and close in on the fate of existence; hope is not lost with the unveiling of: “The Ashen Bridge”; a gateway to salvation created in the dreams of the young; the innocent children of the world that know no selfishness, only love.  
 
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Original Y&T Drummer LEONARD HAZE Passes Away At 61

September 12, 2016 - Hayward, California: Leonard Haze, original drummer for legendarry Bay Area rock band Y&T, passed away Sunday evening, September 11, 2016, at his home in Hayward. He was 61 years old.

Haze had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for several years, making breathing difficult. Even so, he had fought to keep playing drums, performing regularly with his band, HazeXperience, and joining Y&T on-stage at the Fillmore in San Francisco in both 2015 and 2016. HazeXperience was scheduled to open for Y&T at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma November 18 and 19, and had been in the midst of recording an EP of new material.

 
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Mecca - "Gone" (Album '3' Out October 14)

Records like this don’t come along very often. At least not in 2016 they don’t.
 
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FM Take Their 'Indiscreet 30' Re-recording To Frontiers

FM and Frontiers Music Srl are pleased to announce that due to overwhelming demand, the 'Indiscreet 30' album will see a formal commercial release on November 4th.   Thirty years after the release of their now classic debut album, FM decided to record a modern-day version of 'Indiscreet'. FM were asked many times to consider re-recording the tracks on the album using today's modern technology and recording techniques to give the songs the "FM sound" of today.  
 
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PALACE - Master Of The Universe (Review)

    Palace is another new Swedish discovery for Frontiers Records and the world. Primarily the band is formed and performed by Michael Palace, credited as vocalist and guitarist as well as co-producer alongside one of Frontiers’ go to guys – Daniel Flores. The 4 piece band is essentially for live performances, the studio credits behind this album assign Michael Palace to vocals, guitars, bass and keyboards and Daniel Flores drums and additional keyboards.   Much like other newcomers Cruzh, Palace is a pure 80s outfit, heavily reliant on keyboards, but delivering a heavier sound overall with guitars the more dominating feature.
 
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DGM - The Passage (Review)

  You need a bit of variety in your music and this month it is DGM from Italy, presenting their 8th studio album! Yes, 8. This is however the first I’ve heard from them, but it’s enough to get my attention right from the start. Performing a mix of progressive metal and European symphonic hard rock, Evergrey singer Tom Englund and Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo both appear as special guests and the band thanks both bands plus Secret Sphere, Pagan’s Mind and Circus Maximus in their liner notes. That should give you some indication of where the band sits musically.  
 
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KING COMPANY - One For The Road (Review)

  More new talent and I can only say that is a good thing – this scene needs new blood to survive, but we need really great talent for any longer term benefits. Looks like King Company is one of those bands. Yet another Scandinavian outfit, these lads from Finland deliver classic 70s hard rock with a heavy dose of Deep Purple and Rainbow with organ to match and the extreme Joe Lynn Turner like vocals from Pasi Rantanen.   This album rocks with a rhythm section ready to crush ears and a guitarist that knows his way around a fretboard.
 
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CRUZH - Cruzh (Review)

    Great to see Frontiers investing in new talent and this month sees a double header of more Swedish melodic goodness. First up is Cruzh (crush) – a new three-piece (with a guest drummer) delivering an album of polish Scandi AOR with a strong keyboard driven 80s sound. Think very early Bon Jovi mixed with the keyboards of Only Child, but with the vocals of REO’s Kevin Cronin gone glam? That make any sense whatsoever?   There is an aspect of sugary sweetness that might be a tad too sweet for some. And I do think the vocals can be a weak point within some areas on the album – the glam angle is played up on some songs.  
 
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TESLA - Mechanical Resonance Live (Review)

  I love this album from the bottom of my heart. Well, the original at least! Mechanical Resonance is I think, one of the greatest debut albums of all time. It’s still the best Tesla album ever (although their catalogue is wonderfully consistent) and it’s hard to believe its 30 years old. Recorded over the course of a tour of the USA, the original 12 songs are compiled here in order of that magnificent debut in a very nice tribute to it.   The band is still kicking ass and there was never going to be any question of how good these songs were going to sound. They rock of course!
 

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