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KANSAS Signs On To InsideOut Music For New Album

InsideOut Music is extremely pleased to announce the worldwide signing of legendary US rock group KANSAS for the release of their forthcoming 15th studio album.
KANSAS needs no introduction, having sold over 30 million records in their career, as well as achieving 8 gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point Of Know Return, The Best Of Kansas), a platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single ("Dust In The Wind").
Drummer and founding member Phil Ehart had this to say about the signing: "In speaking for all the members of KANSAS, we could not be more enthused about signing with InsideOut. They are the greatest Prog music label on the planet and we are very proud to be a part of their stable of artists. It's our first album of new music in 15 years and we are very happy to be working with the great team at InsideOut."
InsideOutMusic label-head Thomas Waber adds: "We are extremely excited about signing KANSAS, the biggest and most important Prog band to come out of the US! I grew up listening to them and their music is a part of my DNA. Everyone on the team is working hard in making the next studio album count 150% and for it to become an important part in the legacy of this great band. We are very proud to become a part of the journey!"
KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, lead singer/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, and original guitarist Richard Williams.
They are currently in the midst of an extensive US tour. KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio and has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs inclusion in various television shows such as 'Supernatural,' 'South Park,' and the films 'Old School,' and 'Anchorman’.
InsideOutMusic recently became a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, following their acquisition of The Century Family.
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MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREEFALL Returns With 'Kingdom Of Rock'

Swedish axeman MAGNUS KARLSSON is back with the second album of his solo project FREEFALL entitled “Kingdom of Rock”!
Out on Frontiers in November!
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the sophomore album from MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREEFALL “Kingdom Of Rock” on November 6th.
Magnus Karlsson is the mastermind behind several Frontiers Music Srl productions, including the successful initial ALLEN/LANDE trilogy, STARBREAKER, BOB CATLEY, KISKE/SOMERVILLE and several others. In 2008, he joined the German Heavy Metal icons PRIMAL FEAR and with them has toured the world and recorded three successful albums that climbed high on the charts in several countries.
For this new album – aptly titled “Kingdom of Rock” - Magnus enlisted again a dream team featuring some of the  strongest melodic singers in metal and hard rock! Magnus says: “I didn’t plan to make a second Free Fall album at first but one album wasn’t enough for my wish list of singers… so after the summer last year I started on some ideas. Without pressure or a deadline… just for fun. So I started to look at the list with singers and thought if can I get these guys on board I will work harder than ever before to make the best album I could. I wanted not only some of the best singers I ever heard, but singers that meant a lot to me and that have given me inspiration. For example: Tony Martin and Joe Lynn Turner… I grew up with their music and that made me the musician I am today. It feels unreal to make music with them now!“
The final list includes TONY HARNELL (Skid Row, TNT, Starbreaker), RICK ALTZI (Masterplan, At Vance), DAVID READMAN (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle), JORN LANDE, JAKOB SAMUEL (The Poodles), JOE LYNN TURNER (Rainbow, Malmsteen, Deep Purple), TONY MARTIN (Black Sabbath), HARRY HESS (Harem Scarem) and REBECCA DE LA MOTTE. Rounding out the line-up on the album is Jaime Salazar on drums with production duties handled by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Pretty Maids and more).
Magnus says, “There is a lot more work in this album. Normally I don’t throw away good ideas. This time I skipped great ideas and replaced it with something better. I don’t want to do the same thing over and over. I want to do something better. I also had a bigger budget for the production and was able to work in great studios. Jacob Hansen did a fantastic job with the mix and mastering and the sound is just what I always wanted. This is not about having big names on the album, this is simply about making the best music I possibly can for the best singers I know!”
The final result “Kingdom of Rock” is a Melodic Metal blast which is truly one of the top releases of its kind in 2015!
                Enjoy an album trailer following this link:
Tracklisting:  Kingdom Of Rock (Jorn Lande, vocals); Out Of The Dark (Jakob Samuel, vocals); No Control (Joe Lynn Turner, vocals); When The Sky Falls (Tony Martin, vocals); Angel Of The Night (David Readman, vocals); I Am Coming For You (Magnus Karlsson, vocals); Another Life (Rick Altzi, vocals); Never Look Away (Tony Harnell, vocals); A Heart So Cold (Harry Hess, vocals); The Right Moment (Rebecca De La Motte, vocals); Walk This Road Alone (Magnus Karlsson, vocals).
Magnus Karlsson - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Jaime Salazar - Drums
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SCORPIONS Deluxe Catalog Reissues Due November


Here are the full track details for the Scorpions 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions of four classic albums, due November 6.

1) Savage Amusement:

Disc: 1
1. Don`t Stop At The Top 04:03
2. Rhythm Of Love 03:47
3. Passion Rules The Game 03:58
4. Media Overkill 03:32
5. Walking On The Edge 05:05
6. We Let It Rock...You Let It Roll 03:38
7. Every Minute Every Day 04:21
8. Love On The Run 03:35
9. Believe In Love 05:20
10. Taste Of Love - Unreleased Demo Song (Bonus Track) 04:39
11. Edge Of Time - Unreleased Demo Version (Bonus Track) 04:36
12. Don`t Wait Too Long - Unreleased Demo Song (Bonus Track) 04:15
13. Fast And Furious - Unreleased Demo (Bonus Track) 03:11
14. Dancing In The Moonlight - Unreleased Demo Version (Bonus Track) 03:07
15. Living For Tomorrow - Unreleased Demo Song (Bonus Track) 03:30
16. I Can`t Explain 03:22

Disc: 2
1. Rhythm Of Love (video clip) 03:47
2. Passion Rules The Game (video clip) 03:58
3. Believe In Love (video clip) 05:20
4. I Can`t Explain (video clip) 03:22
5. Documentary with clips and live material To Russia With Love
6. Interview Special with Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, Herman Rarebell

2) World Wide Live (CD & DVD):

Disc: 1
1. Countdown
2. Coming Home
3. Blackout
4. Bad Boys Running Wild
5. Loving You Sunday Morning
6. Make It Real
7. Big City Nights
8. Coast To Coast
9. Holiday
10. Still Loving You
11. Rock You Like A Hurricane
12. Can't Live Without You
13. Another Piece Of Meat
14. Dynamite
15. The Zoo
16. No One Like You
17. Can't Get Enough (Part 1)
18. Six String Sting
19. Can't Get Enough (Part 2)

Disc: 2
1. Coming Home (Originally Only Available On Vhs)
2. Blackout
3. Big City Nights
4. Loving You Sunday Morning
5. No One Like You
6. Holiday
7. Bad Boys Running Wild
8. Still Loving You
9. Rock You Like A Hurricane
10. Dynamite
11. Interview Special With R.Schenker,K.Meine,M.Jabs,H.Rarebell

3) Love At First Sting (2CD & DVD):

Disc: 1
1. Bad Boys Running Wild
2. Rock You Like A Hurricane
3. I'm Leaving You
4. Coming Home
5. The Same Thrill
6. Big City Nights
7. As Soon As The Good Times Roll
8. Crossfire
9. Still Loving You
10. Coming Home (Unreleased Demo Vers.) (Bonus Track)
11. Living At Night (Unreleased Demo Song) (Bonus Track)
12. First Sting Jam No.1 (Unreleased Demo) (Bonus Track)
13. Anytime (You Want It) (Unreleased Demo Song) (Bonus Track)
14. Still Loving You (Unreleased Demo Vers.) (Bonus Track)

Disc: 2
1. Intro (Live At Madison Square Garden,New York City 06.07.84)
2. Coming Home
3. Blackout
4. Bad Boys Running Wild
5. Loving You Sunday Morning
6. Big City Nights
7. Holiday (Acoustic)
8. Still Loving You
9. Rock You Like A Hurricane
10. The Zoo
11. Dynamite

Disc: 3
1. Rock You Like A Hurricane (Videoclip)
2. I'm Leaving You (Video Clip)
3. Big City Nights (Video Clip)
4. Still Loving You (Video Clip)
5. Rock You Like A Hurricane (Tv Show Germany 1985)
6. Still Loving You (Tv Show Germany 1985)
7. Still Loving You (Tv Show Germany 1984)
8. Big City Nights (Monster Of Rock Germany 1986)
9. Interview Special With R.Schenker,K.Meine,M.Jabs,H.Herman Rarebell

4) Blackout (CD & DVD):

Disc: 1
1. Blackout
2. Can't Live Without You
3. No One Like You
4. You Give Me All I Need
5. Now!
6. Dynamite
7. Arizona
8. China White
9. When The Smoke Is Going Down
10. Blackout (Unreleased Demo Vers.) (Bonus Track)
11. Running For The Plane (Unreleased Demo Song) (Bonus Track)
12. Sugar Man (Unreleased Demo Song) (Bonus Track)
13. All My Love (Unreleased Demo Song) (Bonus Track)
14. Searching For The Rainbow(Unreleased Demo Song)(Bonus Track)

Disc: 2
1. No One Like You (Video Clip)
2. Arizona (Video Clip)
3. Blackout (Rock Pop In Concert)
4. Loving You Sunday Morning (Rock Pop In Concert)
5. Coming Home (Rock Pop In Concert)
6. Always Somewhere (Rock Pop In Concert)
7. Holiday (Rock Pop In Concert)
8. Can't Live Without You (Rock Pop In Concet)
9. Dynamite (Rock Pop In Concert)
10. Can't Get Enough (Rock Pop In Concert)
11. Make It Real (Not Broadcasted)(Rock Pop In Concert)
12. The Zoo (Not Broadcasted)(Rockpop In Concert)
13. Interview special With R.Schenker,K.Meine,M.Jabs,H.Rarebell

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DEATH DEALER To Unleash Sophomore Album 'Hallowed Ground'


Death Dealer will drop their highly anticipated second full-length, 'Hallowed Ground,' on October 2nd, via Sweden Music Group (SMG), and have a hard-hitting video ready to drop, for "Break the Silence":

Featuring members that have previously played with the likes of Manowar, the Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden and Cage, Death Dealer are a true heavy metal force to be reckoned with, and 'Hallowed Ground' certainly proves this.
The follow-up to their over-the-top debut, 'Warmaster,' features Sean Peck, guitarists Ross the Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolgnese, and as always, Death Dealer is setting out to convert the metal masses to their brand of manly metal.

The 13-track CD was mixed and mastered by Stu Marshall at Frontier Studios in Sydney, Australia, and contains massively epic orchestrations, speed metal anthems, and sing along headbangers, as well.

Fresh off a summer European tour, Death Dealer are primed to rock the world with their killer new album. Get ready to be rocked!

"'Hallowed Ground' satisfies from start to finishit is what metall should sound like!" --Ross The Boss

1. Gunslinger
2. Break the Silence
3. Plan of Attack
4. Seance
5. Llega El Diablo
6. The Way of the Gun
7. K.I.L.L.
8. I am the Revolution
9. Total Devastation
10. The Anthem
11. Corruption of Blood
12. Skull and Cross Bones
13. U-666


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Classic Self-Titled GTR Album Given Special Edition Treatment

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the official release of a 2 disc deluxe edition of GTR, the self-titled 1986 album by Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s band GTR.
GTR was formed in 1985 following guitarist Steve Howe’s departure from ASIA. Teaming up with the equally legendary guitarist Steve Hackett, GTR was assembled with the addition of vocalist Max Bacon, bassist Phil Spalding and drummer Jonathan Mover.
The band’s sole album was produced by Geoff Downes and was issued in July 1986 and was a US Top 20 hit album and also was a UK Top 50 hit. Two singles drawn from the record (‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’ & ‘The Hunter’) were also hits in the USA. Although a short lived group, GTR also toured to promote the album (with the addition of Matt Clifford on keyboards) performing material from the album, as well as songs such as ‘Roundabout’ and ‘I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe)’, made famous by YES and GENESIS respectively. Although GTR ceased to exist as a band in 1987, the group’s sole album is an important moment in rock music of the 1980s.
This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and is presented here with the addition of a bonus 14-track CD of GTR live in Los Angeles in July 1986. There are also three bonus tracks taken from promotional 12-inch singles of ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’ & ‘The Hunter’, two of which appear on CD for the first time.
This expanded deluxe edition of "GTR” also includes a booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay.
Disc One:
Gtr: Remastered 
 1.    When The Heart Rules The Mind
 2.    The Hunter
 3.    Here I Wait
 4.    Sketches In The Sun
 5.    Jekyll And Hyde
 6.    You Can Still Get Through
 7.    Reach Out (Never Say No)
 8.    Toe The Line
 9.    Hackett To Bits
 10.    Imagining 
Bonus Tracks:
 11.    The Hunter (Special Gtr Mix)
 12.    When The Heart Rules The Mind (Single Version)
 13.    The Hunter (Single Version)
Disc Two:
Gtr: Live In Los Angeles In July 1986
 1.    Jekyll And Hyde
 2.    Here I Wait
 3.    Prizefighters
 4.    Imagining
 5.    Hackett To Bits
 6.    Spectral Mornings
 7.    I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
 8.    Sketches In The Sun
 9.    Pennants
 10.    Roundabout
 11.    The Hunter
 12.    You Can Still Get Through
 13.    Reach Out (Never Say No)
 14.    When The Heart Rules The Mind
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CASABLANCA Premiere New Track From Album 'Miskatonic Graffitti'

Sweden's Casablanca release brand new album 'Miskatonic Graffitti' September 25 (Despotz Records)
And right here at we are excited to premiere the first track from the album "Closer".
The track "Closer" is the second part of Casablanca's Miskatonic Graffiti concept album. 
In this section, the characters Mat and Josie find themselves confronted and chased by someone or something who has slipped through the passage to The Mountains and seemingly wants to kill the two of them.  The story takes a sudden turn when Sgt. Doom steps in. This is a classic horror story that ends in favour of the victim while the perpetrator faces a cruel and certain death.

C A S A B L A N C A:
Anders Ljung (Space Age Baby Jane) - Vocals
Josephine Forsman (Sahara Hotnights) ' Drums
Erik Almstrom (Bullet) - Guitar
Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Slash's Snakepit ) - Guitar
Erik Stenemo (Melody Club) - Guitar
Mats Rubarth - Bass
The third full-length album from Casablanca, is a concept album based on the Chuthulu mythology, with a twist. Before man The Old Ones ruled the world stated H.P. Lovecraft!
But before The Old Ones, The Original human being of the Golden Void (the Original) ruled the earth Casablanca now claims!

The Originals were creatures way beyond superstition and religion. Knowledge, enlightenment, style and rock 'n' roll was the real thing! But then came The Old Ones... Shackled and tossed away into another dimension by The Old Ones who soon would share their destiny. Ever since then The Old Ones have an urge to return and destroy the modern man and rule the world once again. However, The Originals also have an unwavering desire to somehow return and prepare humanity in time before The Old Ones return to throw the world into absolute darkness once again.

This is a story that instead of total cosmic terror, choose to highlight the passionate life stories standing strong in an almost hopeless situation. This is a story of those who despite the impending collapse of the civilization; do not give up the fight, or their dreams of sex, love, rock and fast cars.

Miskatonic Graffiti comes in three sections. In the first section (Enter the Mountains) The Phantom returns to our four dimensional space, approximately 200 years ago. The touchdown takes place in a location later to be called The Mountains, a place where gates to other worlds may appear.

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COLD CHISEL Deliver 'The Perfect Crime'

It's a huge day of announcements for Cold Chisel fans.
The iconic rock band have revealed the title and release date of a brand new studio album, unveiled a handful of extra shows on their highly-anticipated One Night Stand tour and on top of all that they are excited to announce that they have coaxed Grinspoon out of an indefinite hiatus to be their special guests on 7 shows.
Cold Chisel's new album will be called The Perfect Crime and will hit stores on Friday, 2 October coinciding with the first gig on their One Night Stand tour at the Deni Ute Muster. Featuring songs drawn from recording sessions across 2014 and 2015, the album will be kick-started by the single Lost, which will be released to radio and TV tomorrow, Friday, 28 August. Pre-orders for the album will also be available at all music retailers from tomorrow morning.

The newly announced extra shows on the One Night Stand tour will happen in Geraldton (WA), Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The show at Adelaide's Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, 17 November is in direct reaction to the huge outcry from their hometown fans demanding a show on the national tour. Cold Chisel played a one-off show at the Clipsal 500 in March to over 35,000 people and thought that they had exhausted demand. But their fans let them know, in no uncertain terms, that this wasn't the case. The show at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on Thursday November 19 comes as Cold Chisel's headline show at Hanging Rock, Vic is about to sell out. The band has also announced that on Tuesday, 15 December they will play a third and final show at Sydney's Qantas Credit Union Arena to mark the closure of this iconic rock & roll venue. This additional Sydney date is very significant for Cold Chisel fans – it marks the anniversary of the final show of the band’s famous Last Stand tour, which ended at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 15 December 1983.
Cold Chisel are excited to announce that they have managed to persuade the much-loved Grinspoon out of hiatus to be the band's special guests on 7 shows. Grinspoon have been added to the already-announced One Night Stand shows at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Saturday, 7 November and at the Darwin Amphitheatre on Tuesday, 10 November and they will join Cold Chisel in Adelaide, Melbourne and on all 3 shows at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney. This return of Grinspoon will be exclusive to these shows with Cold Chisel.
"We've done a couple of really memorable shows with Grinspoon," says Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes. "They played with us on our huge return show at Homebush Stadium in 2009 and they joined us for one show on the Light The Nitro tour in 2011 and that just happened to be the biggest show of the tour. They're a great band and a really good fit with Cold Chisel."
“To say we are excited to be supporting Cold Chisel is an understatement,” says Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson. “The show we played on the Light The Nitro tour was one of the most memorable shows I have ever played in my life! Arm in arm, all of us - Pat, Joe, Kris & I. Singing at the top of our lungs to 'Flame Trees'. Grinspoon have NEVER been arm in arm before. It was a moment. I think I may have even fallen into a bush in my excitement.
“I honestly didn’t think Grinspoon would be playing together again, so to get this opportunity by such a legendary act is humbling and completely out of the box insanely totally crazy fun. Now, what the hell am I going to wear?”
2015 is shaping up to be one the biggest and best in Cold Chisel's unparalleled four-decade career. "The Perfect Crime is probably the most rock & roll album that we’ve ever done," says Cold Chisel's primary songwriter Don Walker. "Now we can't wait to get out and play some of these songs on the One Night Stand tour."
Full event, ticketing and corporate information is available from the official Cold Chisel website:
First Single – Lost - at media on Friday, 28 August
Album available for pre-order from Friday, 28 August

THE LIZARDS Feat. Ex-Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Cactus & Riot Members Release New CD


Special Guest Appearances By Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) and Vinnie Moore (UFO)!

NYC - The long awaited new album from Classic Rock legends The Lizards, featuring members of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Cactus and Riot, will be released in September 2015 on Hyperspace Records in partnership with drumming legend Carmine Appice’s Rocker Records. Titled “Reptilicus Maximus”, the band's 7th album features guest appearances by Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) and Vinnie Moore (UFO)! Once again the breathtaking cover artwork was created by longtime Lizards artist Rick Klemann.

“These hard rockin' Lizards have slithered their way to the top of the new 'original' classic rock heap. Like their alien counterparts they are simply out of this world!” - Nightwatcher's Rock Blog

The Lizards are drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow/Black Sabbath/BOC), vocalist/keyboardist Mike DiMeo (Riot/Masterplan), bassist Randy Pratt (who also plays harp with Cactus) and guitarist Patrick Klein (who recorded and mixed the album), and have released seven critically acclaimed albums and three live DVDs in the past 13 years. The band's 2006 release “Against All Odds”, and their covers album from 2009 “Archeology”, garnered rave reviews from fans and music press alike worldwide, catapulting The Lizards into legendary status!

“Loved hearing The Lizards when they opened for UFO. Cool riffs, grooves and musicality with Mike DiMeo's killer vocals on top. Awesome new record and I am glad to be a part of it.” - Vinnie Moore, UFO

Says bassist and band leader Randy Pratt, “On our 7th CD, 'Reptilicus Maximus', we brought in a few of our touring buddies. David Lanik, of 'Sharks' kicks ass on 'Ton on the One', the opening track on the CD. Frank Marino, of Mahogany Rush, was the headliner on our first tour and dazzles on 'Evil Eyes', the second track. Vinnie Moore and UFO were the headliners on our LAST tour (so far). Vinnie shreds beautifully on 'Crash', a song I wrote the lyrics to in the hospital after my brutal car crash that sidelined us for awhile. We did a 2 month tour with Glenn Hughes and he came to New York to record 4 songs on our 6th CD, 'Against All Odds'. 'Miracle Man' is a song that he wrote specifically for The Lizards, and I believe we slay it. He and Mike DiMeo do another one of their over the top duets on the closing number on the record. We added Scott 'The Doctor' Treibitz on keys for this CD, adding some new textures, from dark and brooding synths and majestic pipe organ to honky tonk piano and funky hammond organ.”

“Having toured with The Lizards and getting to know the band personally, I was delighted when Randy asked me to play on a track with them.  And even if I hadn't gotten to know what a great bunch of guys they are, I still would have accepted the invitation gladly, because I just loved the track and the music they make.  With me it's always been about heart, and these cats bring it... straight from the heart.”
Frank Marino - Mahogany Rush

Says Randy, “The music runs from progressive rock to swampy blues, lyrics ranging from the sacred to the profaneall in the name of ROCK. Bobby Rondinelli told us that we got some of the best playing of his career on this record. Since he played with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult, you can believe the drums are world class throughout!”

“I consider it a crime not to check out these hot sounding reptiles!” - Metalliville, UK

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SCORPIONS Celebrate North American Release Of Return To Forever With Yahoo Live Stream


New Studio Album Available September 11 (Toronto, Canada) August 26, 2015 - Iconic rock superstars, Scorpions, have partnered with Yahoo for their first global live stream performance on Saturday, September 12, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Fans can tune in at 9:10pm ET, to witness the Scorpions Brooklyn debut and enjoy a career-spanning set list of Scorpions' hits, anthems, ballads and vintage classics. The live stream will be available on desktop at, or through the Yahoo Screen App on mobile devices (iOS & Android) or connected devices (Apple TV, Roku, Xbox).
Scorpions will be on tour in North American celebrating their 50th anniversary and the release of their 19th studio album, Return To Forever (Sony Music/Legacy Recordings), available September 11, 2015.  More information on the new release and upcoming tour dates (routing below) can be found at
Return To Forever celebrates a spectacular global return for Scorpions as the album is already available in many parts of the world going Top 10 in multiple markets including Finland, France (#5), Germany (#2), Greece (#1 debut), Russia (platinum!), Hungary, Japan (#4), Turkey (#4) Switzerland (#2), Malasia (their first gold!), Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Holland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.!  Produced by Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen (Sting In The Tail, "MTV Unplugged"), Return To Forever features 19 new songs including first single, "We Built This House," currently at #3 at Classic Rock in the U.S.  The track is available digitally as an instant-grat for the album preorder, available at Amazon: and iTunes: .

Founded in Hannover, West Germany in 1965, Scorpions were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970's with their debut album, Lonesome Crow, released in 1972. The band rose to arena status with seminal releases Lovedrive, Virgin Killer and Animal Magnetism. In the 80s, Scorpions amassed a string of Billboard chart toppers from Love at First Sting and Blackout, including multiple Top 10 singles "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You," as well a string of successful singles such as "Send Me an Angel," "Still Loving You" and "Winds of Change." The band was also ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and their hit "Rock You Like a Hurricane" also landed as #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. Celebrated across the globe, the iconic rock act have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have received multiple honors including World Music Award winners, a postage stamp in Brazil, their Star on Hollywood Rock Walk, Echo honors, most recently they were honored with the Lower Saxon State Award.

Scorpions Return to Forever 50th Anniversary Tour, featuring longtime members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, alongside James Kottak (drums) and Paweł Mąciwoda (bass), kicked off in May 2015 with dates on four continents.
North American dates feature special guests Queensryche.  
Sep. 10 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA
Sep. 12 - Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY
Sep. 13 - Meadowbrook - Gilford, NH
Sep. 18 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
Sep. 19 - Bell Centre - Montreal, QC
Sep. 22 - LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH
Sep. 23 - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 25 - Caesar’s Windsor - Windsor, ON
Sep. 26 - Allstate Arena - Chicago, IL
Oct. 01 - SAP Center - San Jose, CA
Oct. 03 - The Forum - Los Angeles, CA

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THE RADIO SUN Debut New Track From 'Heaven Or Heartbreak'

MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUNThe acclaimed Aussie band will release their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR September 25.
Check it out now and please share! PRE-ORDERS available NOW!
 THE RADIO SUN Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 DEAL! ROYAL MESS & THE RADIO SUN Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
Here's the brand new full length track to check out, featuring duet vocals from PAUL LAINE - Science Fiction.
The Heaven Or Heartbreak EPK:
Check out the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
While we are at it - how about the full track list for the album? The regular edition sees 11 finely crafted, harmony driven melodic rock tracks, while the limited Special Edition will add 3 exclusive Bonus Tracks!
01. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (04:28)
02. Tell Me What You Want (03:35)
03. Dying Without Your Love (03:49)
04. Science Fiction Make Believe (04:22)
05. Hanging By A Thread (04:22)
06. Do You Remember Me? (03:41)
07. Walk Away (03:12)
08. Maybe (03:45)
09. You're The One (03:48)
10. Madness In The World (03.47)
11. One In A Million (05:07)
Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. I Might Lie (Andy Taylor cover)(Taylor, Jones) (4:25)
13. After The Rain (Nelson cover)(M. & G. Nelson, Tanner, Wilson) (3:54)
14. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (Acoustic Version) (4.21)
The Radio Sun:
Jason Old - Vocals & Guitars
Stevie Janevski - Guitars & Vocals
Robbie Erdmanis - Bass & Vocals
Ben Wignall - Drums, Keyboards & Vocals
Additional Musicians:
Paul Laine - Additional Backing Vocals & Keyboards
*Guitars On: "Dying Without Your Love"
Dual Lead Vocal On: "Science Fiction Make Believe".
Zakk Zedras - Guitar Solo On: "Hanging By A Thread"


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Rock Candy Records Latest - WHITE LION & JEFF PARIS


The following three new Rock Candy titles are available now from for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on September 3rd. 


BACK IN THE mid 80's the world seemed fixated on melodic AOR, singer songwriters. Jon Bon Jovi, Richard Marx and Bryan Adams were of course leading the field, but just below the surface there were numerous contenders ready to ascend the throne. Jeff Paris was, naturally, a prime contender, with songs and a sound that suggested success would be a sure fired certainty. That he sank without trace remains one of life's great mysteries.

Signed to Mercury records by the very same person who inked Bon Jovi, Cinderella and Kingdom Come, the signs looked very good indeed. So good in fact that, despite a lack-lustre reception to Jeff's debut album 'Race To Paradise' the label dug down deep to back a follow up, the sensational 'Wired Up', a record brimming over with confidence and optimism. Produced by Tony Platt (AC/DC, Krokus and Foreigner) and mixed by Bob Rock (M'tley Cr'e, Bon Jovi, the CULT) the record was infused with some of the best melodic hard rock of the era.

Issued in 1987, to gushing reviews, the album contains ten melodic rock nuggets, garnished with razor sharp guitars and a souped up rhythm section part consisting of future Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum. Tracks such as 'Saturday Nite', 'Charmed Life' and Cryin' (later successfully covered by all female rock band Vixen) makes for an album that not only exudes excitement but showcases Paris as an exceptional songwriter.




WHITE LION'S RISE to stardom was not without its fair share of difficulties. It started off well with Mike Tramp relocating from his native Denmark to the East Coast of America and teaming up with virtuoso guitarist Vito Brata. Securing a coveted record deal with Elektra Records the band looked set for bigger and better things, but it all came crashing down when the label inexplicably decided not to release their debut album. Fortunately a record deal and a new loyal fan base in Japan and Europe carried the torch helping them to get back in the ring and fight another day.

It was a struggle well worth contesting and one that ultimately paid handsome dividends when Atlantic Records eventually signed the band. Electing to work with seasoned producer Michael Wagener (Dokken, M'tley Cr'e) and recording in Los Angeles, 'Pride' hit the racks to great critical and commercial acclaim. Stuffed to the brim with numerous red-hot slices of melodic yet heavy rock, the album fast became one the era's cornerstone releases, packing punches and knocking down barriers.

Originally issued in June 1987, the record was propelled by the catchy single 'Wait', a track that caught fire at both radio and MTV, helping to establish the band as front line contenders. However, it was the power ballad 'When The Children Cry' that really accelerated sales, to two million and counting. Truly, one of the most heart-warming outcomes in the music business.


BONUS TRACKS: 11. WAIT (Extended Remix) 12. ALL YOU NEED IS ROCK N ROLL (Live) 13. LONELY NIGHTS (Live) 14. LADY OF THE VALLEY (Live) 15. TELL ME (Live)


THE PROBLEM WITH any commercially successful album is that at some point its follow up will be compared and judged not only economically but also creatively. This was exactly the position White Lion were to face with the release of their third album 'Big Game', a record that promised so much, yet, inexplicably, underperformed. Some say that there is a time and a place for everything and, sadly, this time around, lady luck had moved her sights elsewhere.

'Big Game' was, actually, not a disappointing record at all. In fact it was a fine follow-up to their double platinum selling 'Pride' album, but it was recorded in a state of high anxiety. The band had spent almost a year touring the world and was immediately ushered back into the studio by their label and managers who were eager to capitalise on the success, so there was pressure to write and record in double quick time.

Working once again with trusted producer Michael Wagener, and recorded in Los Angeles, the band jumped head-first into material, written by Mike Tramp and guitarist Vito Brata over an intense three day session. That they came up with a number of quality songs is testimony to their talent and tenacity. Pitched somewhere between Led Zeppelin and Van Halen, tracks such as the lyrically poignant 'Little Fighter' and 'Cry For Freedom' lead the charge but it's their creative cover of Golden Earring's 'Radar Love' that more than steals the show.'


BONUS TRACKS: 12.  WAIT (Live on Westwood One) 13.  ALL JOIN OUR HANDS (Live on Westwood One) 14.  WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY (Live In Rehearsal)

MILLENNIAL REIGN Signs With Ulterium Records

Ulterium Records are proud to announce the signing of the US heavy metal band MILLENNIAL REIGN to the label. Their new album "Carry The Fire" will be released on October 30th in Europe and North America on CD, LP and digital. The vinyl edition of "Carry The Fire" is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.

Millennial Reign was formed as a solo album project by ASKA bassist, Dave Harvey and the self-titled debut album was released independently in 2012. After new members joined Millennial Reign the decision was made to make Millennial Reign a full band, rather than just a recording project. "Carry The Fire" was mixed and mastered at Nomad Studio [King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus, Absu] and the artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Theocracy].

Fans of Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Judas Priest and Crimson Glory will not be disappointed with this new album. "Carry The Fire" should be in any collection of melodic or traditional heavy/powermetal.

Millennial Reign is:
James Guest - Vocals
Dave Harvey - Guitars
Jason Donnelly - Guitars
Daniel Almagro - Bass
Wayne Stokely - Drums

Upcoming Millennial RReign shows:
September 30th: The Rail - Ft Worth, TX
October 16th: Wits End - Dallas, TX
November 21st: Acadia - Houston, TX
December 19th: TC's Midtown - Conway, AR

Check out an album teaser for "Carry The Fire" at YouTube:

"Carry The Fire" track listing
01. Forever Changed
02. Way Up High
03. Millennial Reign
04. Men Stand Alone
05. Save Me
06. This Day
07. Will You
08. Innocent Cry
09. Not On My Own
10. I'll Try

"Carry The Fire" [CD/LP] can be pre-ordered at the Ulterium Records Store:

Millennial Reign online

Ulterium Records online


MICHAEL MONROE Reveals Details Of New Album 'Blackout States'

(New York, NY): Michael Monroe will release Blackout States on October 9 via Spinefarm Records. The iconic artist has shared the album artwork and track listing ahead of the release.
Blackout States Track Listing:

1. "This Ain't No Love Song"
2. "Old King's Road"
3. "Goin' Down With the Ship"
4. "Keep Your Eye On You"
5. "The Bastard's Bash"
6. "Good Old Bad Days"
7. "R.L.F."
8. "Blackout States"
9. "Under the Northern Lights"
10. "Permanent Youth"
11. "Dead Hearts on Denmark Street"
12. "Six Feet in the Ground"
13. "Walk Away"
14. "Break the Noose" (vinyl LP bonus track)
The record was produced by Chips Kiesbye (TheHellacopters, Nomads) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri inHelsinki, Finland.
Select few are the ones born to rock and fewer survive to be called seasoned rock warriors. The Michael Monroe band features nothing but the latter, consisting of bassist Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), guitarists Steve Conte (New York Dolls, Willy DeVille), and Rich Jones (The Black Halos, Amen) and drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist (the Chelsea Smiles, Danzig).
On the new album, the legendary vocalist said, "I am extremely excited about our new album, Blackout States.  It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock 'n' roll record - strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all clichés, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band. I highly recommend Blackout States to anyone who's even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high energy rock 'n' roll at its best sounds like today."



JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13: 'Dying To Live' Song Sampler Music Video

HOLLYWOOD, CA (August 25, 2015) - Joel Hoekstra has put together a kick ass sampler of various songs from the upcoming debut album from Joel Hoekstra's 13, DYING TO LIVE! Check it out by hitting the play button below and let us know what you think.


PRE-ORDER your copy now from iTunes or Amazon. Pre-order from either link, the single "Anymore" will download instantly, and the rest will download on the release date.

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DYING TO LIVE features performances from Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion), Tony Franklin The Fretless Monster(The Firm (British rock band), Rated X), Jeff Scott Soto Official (Official Yngwie Malmsteen, W.E.T), Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) and more!

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7th heaven Releases 2CD Set 'The Best Of 1985 - 2015'

7th heaven release new 2CD Best Of Set. A 42 song feel-good DUAL CD of various Pop/Rock songs
7th heaven has been able to develop their own unique brand of rock music that proves that the fundamentals of great pop rock song still ring true with their new release "Next"
Disc 1
1 Sing.
2 This Summers Gonna Last Forever
3 Gravity
4 Dance Of A Lifetime
5 Stoplight
6 Cellophane
7 Time Of Our Lives
8 I'll Be Waiting
9 Better This Way
10 Diamonds
11 We Live Life Young
12 I Can't Find Love
13 Kill The Cycle
14 It's You
15 Dance In The Rain
16 Go For A Ride
17 Right By Your Side
18 Ghost Of Me
19 Never Gonna Bring Me Down
20 I Don't Know
21 Shapes
Disc 2
1 Young And Bulletproof
2 Once In A Lifetime
3 Medicated
4 Living In Danger
5 Now And Forever
6 In The City
7 The One
8 Undone
9 Let's Talk
10 All In You
11 War Machine
12 The Way It Used To Be
13 While You Dream
14 Windows
15 Die For You, Die For Me
16 You Lied
17 Why You Gotta Be Like That
18 Separated
19 Boom
20 Winning It All
21 The Time Has Come
Line-up on this Dual CD:
Adam Heisler (Lead Vocals)
Keith Semple (Lead Vocals)
Andrew Blake (Lead Vocals)
Tony DiGiulio (Lead Vocals)
Anthony Fedorov (Lead Vocals)
Michael Sean (Lead Vocals)
Richard Hofherr ( Lead Guitar / Keyboards / Vocals)
Nick Cox ( Guitars / Vocals)
Mark Kennetz ( Bass / Vocals )
Mike Mooshey ( Drums )
Dan Miller (Drums)

Additonal Background Vocals: Matt Clark

Produced, engineered, Mixed & Mastered by: Richard Hofherr
Buy A Copy Here:  Direct from Band (Worldwide)  *  iTunes  * (U.S.) Check out 7th heaven at -


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ANDROMEDA Head To PledgeMusic for DVD Campaign

Have you been waiting for a new Andromeda live DVD? The waiting part is soon over, because Andromeda ' Live In Vietnam is about to be unleashed. The band has started a PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign, help them to reach the goal and make this great performance available on DVD. The Swedish progsters played a sold-out show at the National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2014.

Guitarist Johan Reinholdz commented: 'We have a crowdfunding campaign, and besides the actual DVD we have lots of bonus stuff available: signed LP's, cymbals (used by Thomas Lejon), Skype lessons with band members, and even the possibility of having a private Andromeda concert at your place. There's also some bonus video footage included, should you decide to join in on the crowdfunding ' go check it all out here and help this live DVD become reality!'

Pre-order your copy and check out other cool stuff here:

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NWoBHM Cult Act SAVAGE Return With New Double Album

NWoBHM cult act SAVAGE, will release their brand new studio album "7", on October 9, 2015, via Minus 2 Zebra Records (distributed by Plastic Head). The double disc release will include complete live album titled "Live N Lethal" on second disc.
SAVAGE, once credited for influencing METALLICA to play fast. Even though the band has often been linked to the NWOBHM movement, their roots are more in the vintage classic rock with a modern feel. Influences such as THIN LIZZY and DEEP PURPLE abound and yet with new material they sound incredibly contemporary and fresh. Their debut album, "Loose 'n Lethal" (from 1983) became a classic and was the biggest selling independent import into USA in it’s day. The band have had a stop start career but came back with a vengeance in 2012 with the epic album titled "Sons Of Malice". The band has been busy ever since on the live scene in the UK and Europe, and most recently an Italian tour earlier this summer.
The classic debut is now given a fresh and live treatment in the form of a recently recorded live gig in their hometown. In addition to this, SAVAGE has been hard at work writing and recording set of new classics on this double release. The album titled "7" features 12 blistering new tracks, which mix old with new. Many of the tracks are fast paced and hark back to the early days, whilst tracks such as "Superspy" and "Empire of Hate" sound akin to something off a modern OZZY album or even METALLICA at their best!

CATS IN SPACE Have Landed With Their Debut Album

UK's CATS in SPACE have landed! A brand new six piece band who, armed with their exciting brand of ‘Power Pop Rock’, will transport you back to the heady days of the 70s when bands like ELO, Queen, 10cc & Cheap Trick, in particular, ruled the airwaves.  CATS in SPACE featuring band members with a wealth if experience in the music business for over 30 years, both as writers and performers for bands like: The Sweet, Asia, T’Pau, Ian Gillan Band, Mike Oldfield, Airrace & Arena to name a few, you can expect performances if the highest caliber. Their debut album ‘Too Many Gods’  is released worldwide in October 2, 2015 via Harmony Factory/Cargo Records.
From the album ‘Too Many Gods‘, a debut single, ‘Mr. Heartache’ is released as a digital download on SEPTEMBER 7th 2015.  Co-written by founder member and guitaristGREG HART and MICK WILSON (10cc), it also featured a guest appearance by legendary Glam Rocker ANDY SCOTT from THE SWEET on both vocals and guitar. The new ‘Mr. Heartache’ video can be viewed below.

The new album ‘Too Many Gods‘, in typical vintage fashion, will be available in limited 12deluxe gatefold vinyl and also as a replica LP Compact Disc and digital download.

5. MR HEARTACHE ** Guest appearance by Andy Scott (SWEET)
THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD ** Orchestra arranged and composed by Mike Moran, ** Guest lead vocals Mick Wilson
10. MAN IN THE MOON ** Guest lead vocals Mick Wilson

Too Many Gods’   was recorded and produced at Yellow Fish studios in Sussex, with long-term copilot IAN CAPLE.  All songs were written by GREG HART, or co-written by GREG HART andMICK WILSON, who also features on backing vocal and guest  lead vocals, alongside PAUL MANZI, creating a spectacular result-  Also, for the album’s centerpiece, the band recruited legendary producer and orchestral genius MIKE MORAN, famous for many musical contributions including FREDDIE MERCURY’S ‘Barcelona’.  Mike arranged and scored an 80 piece orchestrafor the seven minute epic ‘The Greatest Story Never Told‘.

With soaring skyscraper vocal harmonies, hook laden choruses, drenched in guitars, vintage synthesizers and orchestrations, the ‘CATS in SPACE’ pull no punches in delivering their symphonic ‘Power Pop Rock’ and hide no influences along the way.  As the band say, this album is “All killer, no kitty litter!

- Guitars, Vocals, Synthesizer
PAUL MANZI - Lead vocals
STEEVI BACON - Drums, Percussion
JEFF BROWN - Bass guitar, Vocals
ANDY STEWART - Piano, Synthesizer, Vocoder, Wurlitzer

Special guest players:
- Guest Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keys
ANDY SCOTT - Guitar, Vocals
JANEY BOMBSHELL - Backing Vocals
GREG CAMBURN - Saxophone
MIKE MORAN - Orchestra arranger and performer, Piano, Organ

CATS in SPACE, it’s like ELO and New England colliding with Queen, whilst 10CC look on from afar. I get listen to an awful lot of music, and this is the first thing this year that has gotten me genuinely excited. (Rob Evans - PowerPlay)

CATS in SPACEMr Heartache‘: This is a very stylish specimen of AOR, with keyboards that wobble and choruses that soar and voices that harmonise like E.L.O. meets REO Speedwagon round at 10CC‘s house. It’s made by people who’ve played with everyone from Asia to Ian Gillan to Mike Oldfield and The Sweet (original Sweet guitarist Andy Scott is on  board), so they clearly know what they’re doing. And what a great name! Everybody now: CATS- IN- -- SPAAAAAAACE! (TeamRock)


WITH OUR ARMS TO THE SUN Sign With Fade To Silence Records

ARIZONA DESERT - Progressive art rock band With Our Arms to the Sun is the second act to sign
with the new-launched Fade to Silence Records.
With Our Arms to the Sun is a breath of fresh air in a musical landscape dominated by pop formatted
bands. The Arizona desert-based foursome crafts a brand of cinematic conceptual music that aims to
evoke emotion and inspire thought in listeners. The band’s free-flowing style is not easily pigeonholed,
appealing to fans of not just one genre, but to people in general who appreciate music as
"My son and I went to see John 5 perform in East Texas and as luck would have it, With Our Arms to
the Sun were the supporting artist,” said Fade to Silence founder Paul Bibeau. “Upon taking the stage,
the band took complete control of the room and I was locked into every second of their performance.
To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. It felt has though the band was playing the very
last concert ever and wanted to put it all on the table. Their performance was thoroughly pleasing,
cinematic in scope coupled with an intense, passionate delivery. I got sucked into each note, each
composition and I loved they journey they took me on. I spent a few minutes with them afterwards and
we began to talk more and more. I knew immediately, this is my cup of tea.”
With Our Arms to the Sun’s first release through Fade to Silence will be a reissue of the band’s selfreleased
A Far Away Wonder EP on CD and vinyl.
“We were anti-label for the longest time and did everything DIY,” said With Our Arms to the Sun
vocalist/guitarist Josh Breckenridge. “We recorded and distributed all of our own albums, and even
made our own merch. One of the reasons we were not interested in being on a label was that we wanted
to retain our sound. We are not interested in changing who we are artistically just to be more
‘marketable’ or ‘commercial.’ There are plenty of bands pounding that drum and we want to do
something different. Paul immediately understood what we were going for as a band and rather than be
a typical industry person, he encouraged our growth towards being a conceptual band. Also the chance
at being one of the flagship bands on a new label that has a creative philosophy really appealed to us as
With Our Arms to the Sun – which is completed by Joseph Leary, Joseph Breckenridge Jr. and John
Mclucas – has three self-released recordings to their credit. The Fade to Silence re-release of A Far
Away Wonder will come later this year. With Our Arms to the Sun is managed by Alan Jones/Slant
Business Management and booked by Andrew Goodfriend/TKO.
Get a taste of With Our Arms to the Sun:
With Our Arms to the Sun - "Great Black Divide"
The launch of Fade to Silence Records was announced earlier this month by former Spitfire Records
company founder/president and industry veteran Paul Bibeau. The new label, which is distributed via
AMPed Distribution worldwide, will focus on establishing a cutting and creative edge driven label
brand, a catalog/visual/television imprint and publishing division highlighting the hard rock and heavy
metal genre’s broad musical spectrum.
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GLASS TIGER Frontman ALAN FREW Suffers Stroke

GLASS TIGER'S popular frontman ALAN FREW has suffered a stroke and is recovering in hospital. He posted this message on his Facebook page earlier. I'm sure all will join me in wishing Alan all the best and a speed recovery.
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BON JOVI Departs Mercury Records With Final Obligation Album

BON JOVI have walked from their decades long association with Mercury Records. JBJ talked to Billboard about the departure, which you can read below.
But taking a look at recent developments, here's my little cobbled together theory.
Bon Jovi has long been run as a family business. Jon's signing to Irving Azoff Management suggests to me that Jon is looking at the end game now. Azoff does not do small. Azoff only does big, or bigger. So this to me looks like a partnership designed to ensure the most amount of money possible can be extracted from the remaining years of BON JOVI.
My guess is that Azoff has gone to Mercury with a deal in mind and the label has rejected it based on the lack of Richie Sambora involvement. So the guys walk, delivering a final studio album that's really cobbled together with little effort and no real passion. 10 tracks, mainly leftovers (for good reason) and a really shitty physical product with no liners, no pictures, no nothing. 'Burning Bridges' indeed...
So be on the look out for a new mega-deal that someone will swallow encompassing a huge worldwide tour, that 'great' new studio album Jon has already spoken of and a merch tie-in deal beginning in 2016. Perhaps then you'll see a final 'reunion' world tour for even bigger money.
Watch this space I guess!
Here's the Billboard article:
After 32 years on Mercury Records, "It's the end of an era," the singer tells Billboard.
Bon Jovi's 32-year relationship with Mercury Records is ending, Jon Bon Jovi tells Billboard.
"It is the end of an era," says the singer just before taking the stage for a show with his sideband, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada
The news comes one day after the release of Bon Jovi's "fan album," Burning Bridges. The record, he explains, is a collection of songs that was meant to accompany the group's upcoming 12-show tour of Southeast Asia, but in reality, it was something more, he said.
"[It fulfills] a commitment to Mercury Records," he tells Billboard. "After 32 years, we have parted ways. That is the big news. If you listen to 'Burning Bridges,' the song, it is clearly spelled out."
The song is last on Burning Bridges' tracklist, and includes the scathing lyrics, "After 30 years of loyalty, they let you dig the grave / Now maybe you can learn to sing or strum along / Well I'll give you half the publishing / You're why I wrote this song."
The Sayreville, New Jersey native says he's fully aware that the song is targeting the label, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group which effectively operates under the Island Records banner. Says Bon Jovi: "This hits it right in the head and tells you what happened. Listen to the lyrics because it explains exactly what happened. And that's that."
Bon Jovi has sold 21.8 million albums in the United States, according to Nielsen Music, including five which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The band has also notched 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits, including 10 top 10s and four No. 1s.
Bon Jovi adds that he is looking towards the future with a new album and tour scheduled for the spring of 2016. He intends to complete recording by the end of this year, and he promises that the material -- which comes after a difficult 2014 that saw longtime collaborator Richie Sambora leave the group -- is worth the wait.
"A lot happened," says Bon Jovi. "Richie's sudden departure, my trying to buy the [Buffalo] Bills and now this with the label. I have a lot of material to write about. Believe me, the new record is good. It's pointed. It is something we are going to be very proud of in the spring when we put it out."
Right now, Bon Jovi says he is focusing on the evening's show at Rogers Arena, which was scheduled to take place in Stanley Park but moved to the arena after plans fell apart with the original promoter, Paper Rain Promotions. A "stressful" week involved discovering all of the pieces weren't in place for his show with The Kings.
"When it all fell apart, my initial reaction was it's too bad, make sure everybody gets their refunds," he shares. "And the second sentence was, there isn't going to be any refunds. Now we got to take over. So we called the arena and God Bless them for coming to help and the Tourism Board. We made it happen."
Bon Jovi describes the Kings as a group of friends from New Jersey who give him "the freedom as a player to go and make music when it's not in official capacity." And the snafu as "a situation that turned left," adding, "All I care about is the folks who paid their hard-earned money. We are like the International Silver String Submarine Band from The Little Rascals... We're gonna do a show! So we're playing baby!"
Billboard has reached to Mercury/Island Records for comment. 

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RICK SPRINGFIELD Titles New Album 'Rocket Science' & Plays New Song 'Down'

RICK SPRINGFIELD has debut a new song 'Down' at this weekend's appearance in Hershey, PA.
He has announced the new studio album will be called 'Rocket Science' and is to be released in January, 2016.
Check out the new song in the clip.

More from Hershey, PA
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Pre-Order TEN 'The Dragon And Saint George' EP 12" Picture Disc

The first week in December sees the release of the first ever Ten picture disc, with the stunning 'The Gragon And Saint George EP' in glorious 12' vinyl.
At first the 4 month manufacturing turnaround seemed a big disappointment but then we realised this would allow us to use the 'Albion' Japanese bonus track for this release, so not only are the awesome THREE unreleased tracks featured on here ('Musketeers ' Soldiers of the King', 'Is There Anyone With Sense?' and 'The Prodigal Saviour'), we also have 'Good God In Heaven What Hell Is This', making this a stunning seven song collection.

Restricted to a very limited 350 copies, this glorious picture disc will be available for £10.99 plus postage, with pre-orders being taken now at All orders will be sent out as soon as stock arrives and will be the PERFECT stocking filler for this Christmas.
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FIREWORKS #71 Out Now - Blackmore's Night

Fireworks #71 sees our pages once again graced by everyone's favourite minstrel Ritchie Blackmore, who, along with his wife Candice Night, discuss the excellent new Blackmore's Night album, along with talking about reconnecting with David Coverdale, and Ritchie's thoughts about returning to rock out with some Deep Purple and Rainbow songs next year'
If that wasn't enough to catch you eye, we have another Deep Purple connection as the 'Voice Of Rock' Glenn Hughes discusses hitting the road for his biggest ever tour, flanked by none other than ex-Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich. Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick talks about delving into his archives, Buckcherry proudly announce they are back to 'Rock N' Roll', and we also have Progressive Rockers Spock's Beard speaking about their new record.
All that, plus Mike Tramp, Gus G, The Dead Daisies, Russ Ballard - 27 features in total, a round up of the Download and Sweden Rock Festivals, over 100 new releases reviewed, as well as the usual round of of DVDs, books and EPs.
What, you want MORE? Fine, will 77 FREE SONGS do? Yes, that's right, SEVENTY SEVEN mp3 tracks mounted on the cover CD' or available as a download if you buy the PDF version or are having thew magazine shipped overseas. If that's not value for money, we don't know what is.
Buy online at:
In WH Smiths across UK from Thursday Aug 20th...
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Details For MARENNA's EP, 'My Unconditional Faith'


Lions Pride Music is happy to official announce the release of Marenna's EP, My Unconditional Faith, on the 31th August.

The EP will contain a high dose of  melodic hard rock and AOR, alongside 3 music videos added to the release. Marenna serves up some of the best melodic rock songs inside the genre, so treat yourself to a slice of heaven, with this release.

Marenna is a project that came about in 2014 by the composer and lead singer Rodrigo Marenna in solo format, parallel work with the band Lacross Rock, who is the creator and lead singer since 2007 in Caxias do Sul. In this new challenge, Marenna will explore the most of his experience in the music business leading to public his own compostions and his unique style that combines influences from the 90s Melodic Hard Rock (AOR) and contemporary elements of sounds and arrangements. The other focus of the project is to launch the singer in an international career.

To Marenna, the big bet of the project is the involvement of regional musicians with an unique talent that play in bands that Marenna had the privilege of meeting during his artistic journey. With this support, the singer believes his contributing to the discovery of new talents and building a strong and synergistic relationship with the market through their music.

Marenna is here to stay, it is an innovative and audacious project, betting on the instrumental identity style, blended with melodies of easy perception, daring vocal technique and feeling, facing the contents about, feeling, victory and messages of  optimism.

The EP can be pre-ordered now for 8 USD, including shipping and handling, through  by sending payments to

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