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Mar

ATKINS MAY PROJECT Release New Anthology


Atkins May Project Feat. Original Judas Priest Singer Al Atkins Release New Anthology With Unreleased Bonus Track

London, UK - The Atkins May Project, featuring original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins and guitar virtuoso Paul May return with this superb compilation. For the last four years the rock world has been buzzing about former Judas Priest vocal legend and Holy Rage heavy metal frontman Al Atkins and Christian guitarist and music artist Paul May's new music. Together they have created three excellent records available on Gonzo Multimedia. There are enough doses of melody and metal madness to entice all fans of the genre, and while it is solid, honest, working-class heavy metal, it also has its roots in contemporary metal with some fine axe-work and killer choruses.

This marriage of Metal Mayhem has earned them stunning reviews from the worlds' press and has seen them gain a steady momentum of fans globally since their initial release back in 2011. After the worldwide success of “Serpents Kiss”, “Valley Of Shadows” and “Empire Of Destruction” once again coming straight from the “Home of Metal,” out of the heart of the UK's “Black Country”, Atkins May Project return with “Anthology” (volume 1). This collection of Classic Rock and British Metal is an essential addition to all who love this genre that's no afraid to merge metal moments with progressive thought.

Al Atkins is known for being founder member and original vocalist with Judas Priest, notably writing such classics as “Victim Of Changes” & “Never Satisfied”, which the band still perform to this day. This laid the foundations for Priest to go on to sell over 40 millions albums! In 2010, Al teamed up once again with longtime friend, guitar virtuoso and producer Paul May to form AMP and record their critically acclaimed debut album “Serpents Kiss”.

Paul May was born to play guitar! Respected for his passionate, soulful guitar work and his explosive, exciting solos, Paul is a world class professional guitarist and songwriter playing and recording sessions across the globe, appearing on over 50 albums and featured in both the secular and Christian arenas.

“Anthology” marks their own territory in rock with this selection of excellent songs! This exciting compilation also features an unreleased bonus track a cover of Phil Collin's “In The Air Tonight”!
Paul says, “It was quite a task to choose which songs would make it onto this compilation as there's such a diversity in the styles of tracks, but I hope this reflects the wider view of the rock and metal we love doing”
Al says, “The reviews from the first three albums were great and said it all, so it was difficult to select the songs for the album, but I think you'll agree that we made the right choices, and 'Anthology' for me ticks all the right boxes!”

Tracks:
Here Comes The Rain 
Bitter Waters
A World At War
Dream Maker
Whisper To The Wind
Harder They Fall
The Shallowing
Enslaved To Love
Theatre Of Fools
Valley Of Shadows
In the Air Tonight (unreleased bonus track)

Check out the sampler: https://youtu.be/bduKFcJd268

Atkins May Project “Anthology” is available through Gonzo MMultiMedia and can be purchased at: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15812

For more information:
www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk
www.atkinsmayproject.com
www.AlAtkins.com
www.PaulMayMusic.co.uk

 
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Mon
30
Mar

DEF LEPPARD's Next Album To Be Self-Titled?

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DEF LEPPARD have completed the recording process (mixing and mastering to follow) for their all-new studio album due later this year - an album guitarist Vivian Campbell has described as the best of his career with the band.
 
And if you read the fine print on the new 2015 UK Tour graphic, you'll see it looks like the new album will be titled 'Def Leppard'.
 
 
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Sun
29
Mar

IMPELLITTERI 'Venom' (Video)

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Pre Order the new album 'Venom' now and get 'Face the Enemy' and 'Empire of Lies' downloads immediately!

New Album Out In Europe 17/4 and North America on 21/4


Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for IMPELLITTERI new album 'Venom' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now enjoy the new video for the title-track here:
 

 
At the same time 'Face the Enemy' and 'Empire of Lies' have been made available as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order :  http://geni.us/ImpellitteriTunes
 
You can also preorder "Venom" via Amazon now: http://geni.us/ImpellitteriVenomAMZ
 
'Venom' is IMPELLITTERI's tenth full length studio album and is a record filled with addictive and memorable riffs, guitar solos that feature Chris Impellitteri's blistering shredding technique coupled with strong melody and taste. Rob Rock vocals are mesmerizing, melodic, and will make the listener sing along with each song long after the record is over. Lastly, the band boggles the mind with brutal drumming (featuring John Dette, ex TESTAMENT, SLAYER etc) filled with speed and groove and beastly bass playing (curtesy of James Pulli) that supports IMPELLITTERI's sonic madness! The result is a record that excites and musically satisfy every Metal and Rock fan, and every musician around the world.  To add to their quest, IMPELLITTERI also wanted to create music that would take the listener on a musical journey through different time periods of metal and rock.
 
Chris Impellitteri is heralded as one of the world's greatest guitar shredders. He has won Best Rock Guitarist Awards on several magazines during the years for his guitar soloing. He is the first guitarist to be branded as the fastest guitarist in the world by the international media. Recently and without any promotion, Impellitteri was officially voted 2nd fastest guitarist in the world by 'Guitar One' magazine; and 'Guitar World' magazine recently listed Chris Impellitteri within their top 50 fastest guitarists of all time!

 
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Sun
29
Mar

TEN Release New Album ‘Isla De Muerta’ May

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Rocktopia Records recording artists TEN are proud to announce that the release of their eagerly awaited 12 studio album is scheduled for May 20.
The new album is titled ‘Isla de Muerta’ and follows hot on the heels of their ground-breaking and highly lauded 2014 opus ‘Albion’.

Named after the mythical 'Island Of The Dead' from Pirate legend and as the title would suggest, this time around the album has a very 'piratical, seafaring' feel.
In true classic Ten style, the album opens with the atmospheric ‘Buccaneers’ instrumental and segues straight into the cinematic ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’
Other track titles will be released as we approach the release date.
Any fans of TEN and their expanding catalogue will not be disappointed.

‘Isla de Muerta’ will be the second outing for this current line-up and sees the boys build upon the foundation stones laid by their ‘Albion’ release.
Expect all the trademark TEN essences: Great songs, Big choruses, stunning solo work and twin leads with the British seven piece once again raising the bar and firing on all cylinders.
‘Isla de Muerta’ promises to inspire the imagination, with songwriter Gary Hughes once again delving into a rich and varied array of subject matter this time around.
Delivered in the classic TEN manner and conjuring images on a simply cinematic scale.
 
The wait is almost over...
 
In related news, TEN announce that they have released a video trailer for their upcoming live performances in Athens, Greece, which will take place this May. You can check out the trailer via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDMighWyMl8
 
 
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Fri
27
Mar

AOR HEAVEN Delivers Two DRIVE SHE SAID Classics


AOR Heaven proudly presents the re-issues of the much sought after first two Drive, She Said albums 'Drive, She Said' and 'Drivin' Wheel'. Both are as usual re-mastered by Chris Lyne and with liner notes by Dave Reynolds, strictly limited to 500 units ea. and with additional bonus tracks (see track listings below).
 
Drive, She Said: 01.If This Is Love 02.Hard Way Home 03.Don't You Know 04.But For You 05.Love Has No Pride 06.Maybe It's Love 07.Hold On (Hands Around Your Heart) 08.If I Told You 09.I Close My Eyes 10.As She Touches Me (Why Can't I Believe) 11.Crossed My Heart * 12.It Must Be Love * / * = bonus track

Drivin' Wheel: 01.Think Of Love 02.Drivin' Wheel 03.Hard To Hold 04.When You Love Someone 05.Can't Get Enough 06.Veil Of Tears 07.It's Gonna Take A Miracle 08.It Just Keeps Comin' 09.Just For The Moment 10.Do You Believe 11.Never Say Never *12.You Never Know With Magic * 13.Hold My Heart * / * = bonus track
 
Please check also www.aorheaven.com for our completely new designed homepage with many new features!
 
 
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Fri
27
Mar

HARMONY: "Remembrance" EP Details Revealed

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The Swedish melodic metal band Harmony will release a new EP entitled "Remembrance" on May 22nd in Europe and on May 26th in North America through Ulterium Records.

The 6 track EP includes four re-recorded songs from the Harmony debut album “Dreaming Awake” as well as two new songs. "Remembrance" features the legendary vocalist Daniel Heiman [ex. Lost Horizon] on vocals on all tracks. The EP is mixed at Studio Fredman [At The Gates, In Flames, Hammerfall] in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Check out an EP teaser at YouTube: https://youtu.be/OaMsZjUYUiM

"Remembrance" EP track listing:
01. Eternity
02. Dreaming Awake
03. Without You
04. She
05. In His Heart
06. Feed My Hunger

"Remembrance" can be pre-ordered at the Ulterium Records Store: http://www.ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/harmonysweden
http://www.ulterium-records.com

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Thu
26
Mar

MIKE TRAMP Returns To Full Band Sound On New Album 'Nomad'

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MIKE TRAMP returns with a new solo album 'Nomad' this August.
 
Following his first live appearance in Russia, Mike Tramp have completed his next album in Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. As on his previous 4 albums, co-producer and engineer, Guitar player Soren Andersen, is once again Tramps partner in crime.
 
The new album will be a full band album from first song to last, and Tramp & Andersen are joined by Morten Hellborn, who played with Tramp and Andersen in the Rock n Roll Circus and bass grooving is being handled by fellow Dane Jesper Haugaard. Hammond B-3 organ will be another Tramp family member, Morten Buchholz.
 
Tramp says about the new album, "a full rock album was always just amatter of when and this sees once again a natural progression from Cobblestone Street and Museum", but Tramp hints that this is for sure a pure rock album of classic origin and the word acoustic will not be part of the description of it. Fans of Tramp's debut solo album Capricorn, Recovering the Wasted Years and More To Life than this should rejoice. "This is not a departure, it is a contiuing journey onward."
 
The Album will called Nomad and out late August, followed by a European tour, September onward.
 
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Thu
26
Mar

NELSON Back To Say 'Peace Out' This May

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NELSON SOARS WITH PEACE OUT
 
New Studio Album Returns Band to Classic Melodic Rock Format. 
To Be Released By Frontiers Music Srl in May
 
                In their 25 years as a musical duo, Gunnar & Matthew Nelson, collectively known simply as Nelson, have grown from Pop music idols to seasoned songwriters and performers. Now, as the brothers celebrate a quarter century at the forefront of the international music scene, they return with Peace Out, their most ambitious studio album to date.
 
                Released in Europe on May 15th and North America on May 19th by Frontiers Music Srl.  Peace Out marks a return to the well crafted pop songs that put the band at the top of the Billboard charts in the 1990s. From the anthemic “Invincible” to the rollicking soon-to-be pop classic “Back in the Day,” Peace Out is quintessential Nelson from start to finish.
 
                “We set a pretty high standard with our previous release with Frontiers – Lightning Strikes Twice. That record received by far the most critical acclaim of any Nelson record to date... Peace Out was expected to be even BETTER, The so the goal was to push ourselves to the very limit- past what we believed we could do,” says Gunnar Nelson. “We wanted to write and record the most exciting, authentic, uplifting, and rockin’ Nelson record ever made! The mission: to make a classic.”
 
                The brothers have always had their work cut out for themselves, being the third generation in one of America’s most celebrated entertainment families, who came into US households every week from 1952 through 1966 on the ABC sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. Their grandfather, Ozzie Nelson, was a celebrated big band leader, whose orchestra featured their grandmother, Harriet; and their late father, Ricky, was one of Rock’n’roll’s earliest superstars, a member of The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and generally credited with creating the country-rock format. 
               
                When the Nelson twins burst onto the music scene with the Billboard #1 hit “(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love & Affection,” in 1990, they set a Guinness World Record by being the only family to have three generations of #1 hits on the charts! Nelson went on to release a half dozen Rock albums selling nearly 7 million records, beginning with the multi-platinum After The Rain.
 
                 Peace Out marks their fourth release on Frontiers since 2010.  Look for Nelson to embark on a world tour upon the album’s release. “We're putting the live show together as we speak... And it will incorporate the very best live songs from our career... Focusing heavily on the Peace Out album,” tells Gunnar.

 
                The Nelsons have worked in a number of musical styles including pop, hard rock and even country.  Now, Peace Out takes them to the musical home they have known the best: harmony-driven pop Rock whose melodies are as infectious as they are lasting.
 
Peace Out tracklisting: Hello Everybody; Back In The Day; Invincible; Let It Ride; I Wanna Stay Home; On The Bright Side; Rockstar; Autograph; What’s Not To Love?; You And Me; Bad For You; Leave The Light On For Me.
 
PREVIEW NELSON’S PEACE OUT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_d0YTF5fro
 
PRE ORDER NELSON’S PEACE, OUT via Amazon:  http://geni.us/PeaceOutAmazon
 
For all things NELSON, please visit:  http://www.matthewandgunnarnelson.com
 

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Thu
26
Mar

A-HA Return For New Album

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Norwegian pop/rock favourites A-HA will release a new album later this year called Cast in Steel.
 

"In a press conference today at in Berlin, the band explained how being in a-ha was “a bit like a marriage” with keyboard player Magne Furuholmen adding “what was right in 2010 is wrong is 2015, I’m prepared to admit it”.
The album will be issued on 4 September 2015 and a ‘Cast in Steel’ tour will follow in 2016. Maybe disappointingly for fans, Morten Harket makes it clear that ‘we are not getting back to stay together. We’ve agreed to come back for a set period: one album, one tour. It’s a great opportunity and allows us to write another chapter.’
The band’s debut Hunting High and Low is being reissued as a super deluxe edition box set this year along with deluxe editions of Stay On These RoadsEast of the Sun West of the Moon, and Memorial Beach."
 
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Thu
26
Mar

ROB HALFORD Signs With Sony Legacy For Catalog Rights

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New Deal Covers Recordings and Videos by Fight, Two and Halford

March 25, 2015 - New York, NY - SONY Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, SME's catalog division, have signed a worldwide rights deal to with the Metal God, Rob Halford. Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands Fight, 2wo and Halford. The new SONY/Legacy agreement with Rob Halford will include individual album catalog titles and audio-visual releases. Upcoming Rob Halford anthology titles will include an Essential and Playlist collection with plans for a definitive Complete Albums Box.

Born Robert John Arthur Halford on August 25, 1951, Rob Halford rocketed to fame as the lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest.  One of the genre's most powerful, distinctive and influential vocalists, Halford set the standard for generations of metal singers. After leaving Judas Priest in 1992, Halford formed the band Fight and, between 1993 and 1995, recorded two albums, War of Words and A Small Deadly Space, and an EP, Mutations, with the band. Following Fight, Halford moved into the realm of industrial metal with his Two project.  In 2000, he launched the straight-ahead no-nonsense pure metal ensemble Halford. The SONY/Legacy release agreement includes virtually all of Rob Halford's work with Fight, Two and Halford from 1992 onward. Coming on March 31, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release The Essential Rob Halford (2 CD-30 tracks).
Rob Halford Catalog includes:

Fight
Albums

War of Words
Mutations
A Small Deadly Space
K5 The “War of Words” Demos
Audio/Visual
War of Words: The Film
Live in Phoenix

Two
Voyeurs

Halford
Metal God Essentials: Volume 1
Resurrection
Live Insurrection
Crucible
Live at Rock in Rio 3 (album and audio/visual)
Live in Anaheim (album and audio/visual)
Winter Songs
Made of Metal
Live at Saitama Super Arena (album and audio/visual)
Live in London
Live 2010 North & South America Tour (album and audio/visual)
Metal God Essentials: Volume 2
  

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Thu
26
Mar

PETERIK / SCHERER "Cold Blooded" (Official Video)

 
Available Today Along With the album's title track When You Pre Order the new album 'Risk Everything'

New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4 and North America on 21/4


Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for PETERIK/SCHERER new album 'Risk Everything' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now enjoy the new video for the lead single 'Cold Blooded':
 

 
The new video features none other than Lee Ann Marie, the girl-now woman who is featured on the original SURVIVOR video 'Can't Hold Back'.
 
The song is available now along with the title track 'Risk Everything' as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/risk-everything/id970458373
 
You can also preorder "Risk Everything" via Amazon now: http://geni.us/PeterikRiskAMZ
 
'Risk Everything' is PETERIK / SCHERER anticipated new album which introduces the world the talents of 5 octave singer Marc Scherer on songs specifically penned for his abilities by SURVIVOR founding member Jim Peterik. Co-written by both artists and produced by Peterik, the new album provides the perfect frame for Scherer's gift ' a voice of such astonishing clarity and glass-shattering power that it is hard to believe he isn't already a major star.
 
Marc Scherer will appear as a special guest of Pride of Lions when they headline at Frontiers Rock Festival II on April 12 in Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano), Italy. For details, visit www.frontiersrockfestival.com.

 
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Wed
25
Mar

MASS Charity Guitar Giveaway

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MASS, the hard rock band from Boston is Offering a chance to win an awesome custom guitar and at the same time benefit Kidz B Kidz that is helping teach children empathy while raising awareness for Usher syndrome and benefitting pediatric research.
 
Louis St. August, lead singer and humanitarian, has just announced a pretty cool chance to win a very special guitar. "MASS all agreed what better way to give back than to run an online drawing with all donations going to KidzbKidz.org" St. August explained.
This opportunity begins Monday, March 30th and concludes Friday, May 1 at Midnight EST.
 
MASS "Sea of Black" Electric Guitar Chance Drawing!
 
MASS is giving one lucky winner a chance to win this Sc-3 Peavey electric guitar customized with the MASS "Sea of Black" album cover autographed by the band! This brand new awesome guitar comes with a black hard shell case, MASS diecut decals, a few MASS CD's and a MASS T-shirt! Guitar was designed by the Brand O' Guitar Co. and presented to the band by MASS fan Aleic Grant.
Here’s how it works: Use this link http://www.kidzbkidz.org/flash_donate4.html (no Paypal account required) to Donate and be entered for a Chance to win the MASS "Sea of Black" guitar. Suggested minimum donation is $10.00.
 
The Drawing will be held on May 1st and the winner will be notified soon after.
 
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Wed
25
Mar

PETE LESPERANCE Breaks Arm, Will Miss HAREM SCAREM Live Dates

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HAREM SCAREM Guitarist PETE LESPERANCE has takena fall on the ice and has broken his arm ahead of planned tour dates for the band in April.
Official Statement: "Hi everyone Just a quick update on the Harem Scarem shows for April. Unfortunately a couple days ago Pete took a serious fall on some ice, broke his arm and will not be able to play the HS shows in April. However, the shows will go on as scheduled! Long time friend of the band, Michale Vassos will be standing in for Pete. We'll post updates on Pete's recovery as things play out. Thanks for understanding guys. Team HS"
Pete has added this comment to his FB page: "Harem Scarem: Oshawa Show - Well, accidents apparently do happen! While walking to my car, I managed to slip on some of winter’s final ice and broke my arm. As a result, I won’t be able to play the upcoming Harem Scarem gig in Oshawa. I am obviously totally bummed to be missing a hometown show. The good news is that we were lucky enough to convince Mike Vassos to take over for me. Mike is a long time friend of the band, a great guy and an fantastic guitar player. The show is going to be awesome. It will definitely be a surreal experience watching Harem Scarem form the audience and I hope to see you all in Oshawa on the 2nd! Pete"
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Wed
25
Mar

WHITESNAKE Debut New Track 'Burn' From 'The Purple Album'

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Here is the premiere of "Burn" from the upcoming WHITESNAKE  album, THE PURPLE ALBUM

If you pre-order from iTunes, then both "Burn" and "Stormbringer" will download automatically! http://geni.us/WSPurpleDlxiTunes

'The Purple Album' release dates: Europe: May 15 // North America: May 19

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Tue
24
Mar

FM Release 'Life Is A Highway' Lyric Video

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 Available Today Along With first single 'Digging Up The Dirt'
When You Pre Order the new album 'Heroes And Villains'
 
New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4 and North America on 21/4

Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for FM new album 'Heroes And Villains' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now listen to another track to debut from the album which is: 'Life Is a Highway.'  The song is available now along with the first video/single 'Digging Up the Dirt' as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : http://radi.al/FMHandViTunes
 
The lyric video can be enjoyed here:

 

Configurations for the album include CD, and 2LP vinyl set.  You can also preorder " Heroes And Villains " via Amazon now: http://hyperurl.co/fmheroesandvillains
 
'Heroes and Villains' is FM's much anticipated ninth original studio album, which follows the band's celebration in 2014 of their 30th Anniversary and the successful release of the 'Rockville' albums in 2013.
 
Comprising the ex-Samson pair of bassist Merv Goldsworthy and drummer Pete Jupp; the Overland brothers 'vocalist/guitarist Steve and lead guitarist Chris - plus the keyboard talents of Philip Manchester (AKA sci-fi nutcase Didge Digital), FM's first public appearance on Valentine's Day of 1985 was swiftly followed by the release of their debut album, 'Indiscreet'.  FM hit the road in Europe supporting the likes of Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and the white-hot Bon Jovi on the 'Slippery When Wet' tour.
 
For the next 12 years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring everywhere they could to promote releases such as 1989's 'Tough It Out' and 1992's 'Aphrodisiac'.  In1996, with 'grunge' fever sweeping the world, the band decided to call it a day... until October 2007, when FM at last played together again for the first time in 12 years, headlining a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City, showcasing new guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick. 
 
This was followed in March 2010 by the release of their much-anticipated sixth studio album 'Metropolis'. The next 4 years saw FM touring extensively including tours with Thin Lizzy, Foreigner and Europe and festivals with acts like Toto, Survivor at Graspop, Sweden Rock, Loreley and Download Festival for the second time. For the first time in their history they also had songs play listed on national radio in the UK including "Story Of My Life'  and 'Better Late Than never' on BBC Radio 2.
 
The new album sees FM staying true to their musical legacy offering their classic sound updated in 2015 with great songwriting and performances and of course the 'golden voice' of Steve Overland. Another gem of an album which is undoubtedly going to please all the fans.
 
See FM on tour!
 
Apr 3     Grimsby, Yardbirds UK
Apr 4     Nantwich, Civic Hall Nantwich Jazz Festival  UK
Apr 11   Milan Live Club Frontiers Rock Festival Italy
May 1   Bristol   Bierkeller UK
May 2   Wolverhampton Robin 2 UK
May 3   Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms UK
May 5   Nottingham Rescue Rooms UK
May 6   Glasgow Classic Grand UK
May 8   Newcastle O2 Academy UK
May 9   Manchester Academy 2 UK
May 10 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire UK
Jun 21 Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting  Belgium

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Tue
24
Mar

KISKE / SOMERVILLE Debut New Song/Video 'Walk on Water

 
 Available Today Along With title-track When You Pre Order 'City of Heroes'
 New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4b and North America on 21/4
 
Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17 release date for KISKE SOMERVILLE new album 'City of Heroes' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21.  The Album will hit retail globally, with specific dates for territories in Asia, South America and others to follow. Fans can now listen to the second track to debut from the album which is: 'Walk On Water.'  The song is available now along with the title track as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : http://geni.us/CityoHeroesiTunes
The video can be enjoyed here: https://youtu.be/8zOl3kg2lAE
 
Configurations for the album will also include CD, with a deluxe edition available featuring a "making of" documentary on DVD and two videos in digipak. Additionally Kiske Somerville will be available as a 2LP vinyl set. 
 
You can also preorder "City of Heroes" via Amazon now: http://geni.us/KiSomervilleCityAMZreg  (Regular) / http://geni.us/KiskeSomervilleCityAMZ  (Deluxe)
 
Considered a Metal Diva in the European symphonic metal scene, Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter from Flint, Michigan whose catalogue of projects, guest appearances and live shows garnered to date is an impressive body of work. Since 1999, she has divided her time between the US and Europe, primarily Germany and the Netherlands. She co-wrote the metal opera "AINA," and has also been a vocalist, songwriter, producer and / or vocal coach for many bands like AVANTASIA, EPICA and KAMELOT, giving her more credibility in metal circles than she ever bargained for. Some of her most recent endeavors include working with renowned artists Alice Cooper, Bonnie Tyler, Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) and many others.
 
Hamburg-born singer Michael Kiske is best known as the former lead vocalist for the German Metal Gods Helloween. After his departure from the band, Kiske recorded four solo albums, participated on various metal and rock related projects, such as Place Vendome and he also performed with numerous bands as a guest vocalist. In late 2009, he formed the hard rock/heavy metal band Unisonic, together with his former Helloween bandmate Kai Hansen and began touring again after 17 years.
 

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Tue
24
Mar

MIRACLE MASTER Announce New Vocalist

 
German heavy rockers MIRACLE MASTER have announced the addition of vocalist Ecki Singer (ex-SILVERLANE) to the group’s ranks. The band is working now on their sophomore album, to be released in fall 2015. Live shows with the new singer are booked for the summer.

The band commented: “We are extremely excited to announce and welcome Ecki Singer into the band as vocalist. Ecki has really been a breath of fresh air for us, his voice add more modern dimensions to our sound.”
 
Ecki Singer - Vocals
Aki Reissmann - Guitars
Selly Bernhardt - Guitars
Michael Vetter - Bass
Andy Minich - Drums
 
MIRACLE MASTER’s debut album, “Tattoed Woman“, was released in March 2014 via Goldencore Records/ZYX Music. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered by MIRACLE MASTER and Axel Heckert (Brainstorm, Symphorce).

MIRACLE MASTER is kick ass, in-your-face Hard Rock with huge balls and heavy rockin’ guitar sounds!

www.facebook.com/MiracleMasterBand

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Tue
24
Mar

IMPELLITTERI: "Venom" Limited 12" Vinyl Edition Announced

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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the upcoming IMPELLITTERI album "Venom". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records and the release dates are set to May 29th for Europe and July 7th for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and includes an insert with lyrics. 350 copies comes with a standard black disc and 150 copies with a white disc.

"Venom" is available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Track listing:

Side A
01. Venom
02. Empire Of Lies
03. We Own The Night
04. Nightmare
05. Face The Enemy
06. Domino Theory

Side B
01. Jehova
02. Rise
03. Time Machine
04. Holding On
05. Rock Through The Night
06. Reach For The Sky

For more information: http://www.ulterium-records.com

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Tue
24
Mar

ROMEO'S DAUGHTER Announce April 20 Release of 'Spin'

 
British AOR/MelodicRock group ROMEO'S DAUGHTER have announced a pre-order ahead of the April 20 release of their new album Spin.
 
The band has posted this From romeosdaughter.co.uk:
 
After a great weekend at HRHAOR where we played two songs from our new album Spin, we’re delighted to give you the option to pre-order a copy of it from here in our online shop. This is Romeo's Daughter’s fourth, eagerly awaited, album and is recorded by the band and produced by Craig Joiner and Ed Poole. To hear an exclusive sample of all the songs on the album go here.
The first 200 pre-orders received will be signed by us all, numbered and dated and are priced at only £11.99 each. This price is fully inclusive of all post and packaging world-wide.
We aim to dispatch the CDs so that they will land on your doorstop on the Friday 17th April prior to the official release date of 20th April 2015 (UK only). If for any reason there is any delay we’ll notify you accordingly.
 
Members: Leigh Matty vox, Craig Joiner guitar, Ed Poole bass, Andy Wells drums.
 
 
 
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Mon
23
Mar

GOWAN 'In Kilt Tonight' Live Performance Available For Charity

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Gowan (from Styx​) - In Kilt Tonight charity concert (2013 performance) download for McDermott House Canada
 
Gowan: "Since one very memorable night in 1996 I’ve been hoping that a return trip to the Glenn Gould Studio Theatre in Toronto would come to be. I’m very pleased to announce that it’s happening on October 13, 2013 and the opportunity to once again perform on that incredible Steinway is something I’m very much looking forward to.
 
“No Kilt Tonight… Gowan Solo-Live” is the piano (and a bit of guitar) album which we recorded at the Glenn Gould on that first occasion in ’96…We’ll be “In Kilt Tonight” for the 2013 chapter. I’ll be playing a number of the most notable songs from the “Gowan” albums in the manner in which those songs were originally conceived. They will include “A Criminal Mind”, “You’re a Strange Animal” and “Moonlight Desires”.
 
As a member of “Styx” we continue to tour the world extensively every year. At the same time I try to set aside some part of each touring season to perform my solo “Gowan” music. From 2010 to 2012 it was great to play the ‘Gowan-Return Of The Strange Animal’ and ‘Moonlight Desires Live’ full-band shows (seven sold-out nights at the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview in Niagara Falls) and this year the Glenn Gould Studio show will be a return to a ‘Solo-Live’ performance.
 
I’m happy to say that proceeds from this show will go to McDermott House of Canada; McDermott House Canada focuses on Palliative and Hospice care and their future work will also bring them into the world of PTSD within the veteran community.  The first project is the renovation and expansion of the Palliative care unit located in K Wing ( Veterans wing ) at Sunnybrook Health science Centre.  This unit serves veterans, first responders and community members in the final journey of life with support, respect and dignity.
Cheers..."
 
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Mon
23
Mar

New AOR Album 'Return To LA' Out Now

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3 Tracks sampler from the new 2015 AOR album "Return To L.A" featuring some legendary singers like Jesse Damon (Silent Rage, Kiss), Tommy Funderburk (King Of Hearts, Airplay, Whitesnake, Starship), Paul Sabu (Only Child, Kidd Glove, John Waite, Bon Jovi), Rick Riso, Bob Harris (Axe, Steve Vai), Erika (Yngwie Malmsteen), Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine (Chasing Violets) & many more...

"Return To L.A" is for fans of the heavier side of AOR in the vein of Survivor, Foreigner, Giant, Journey & Toto. An Aor dream for Melodic Rock lovers.

Words & Music by Frédéric Slama © 2015 All Rights Reserved. http://www.slama101.fr

Buy the MP3 or the cd directly from the artist @ http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AOR1

 

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Sat
21
Mar

RIP Drummer AJ Pero

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It's been a horror week. Another black day for metal, with the sudden passing of drummer AJ Pero of Twisted Sister and Adrenalin Mob, who he was currently touring with. AJ died in his sleep on the band's tour bus following a gig earlier.
 
This from the Adrenalin Mob guys:
 
"We write this with tears in our eyes & our hearts broken to pieces.. our beloved brother AJ Pero peacefully passed away in his sleep this morning on the bus. We are in complete shock & our hearts & prayers go out to his family. It has been nothing short of an honor to have shared the stage with such a beautiful soul & legend! We love you AJ, rest in peace.
We will cherish this last picture we all took together on tour forever! What a great night we had... we'll miss you buddy!"
 
And from the Twisted Sister guys:
 
“Today I lost a brother. Anthony Jude Pero passed away. A.J. was the final piece in a band that would become an international sensation and one of the greatest live rock acts to ever hit the stage. His sledgehammer assault on the drums helped drive Twisted Sister and I to greatness and inspired me to rock every single show. My heart breaks knowing I will never feel the power of his beat behind me, or turn to see his face smiling broadly from the sheer joy he got from doing what he loved. I will always remember that smile. RIP my friend.”
Dee Snider
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“AJ Pero was a force, the likes of which I doubt I will ever have the chance to play in front of again. His drumming was legendary but his heart, as a human being, was even greater.
This April 1st would have been his 32nd year as a member.
In the Twisted Sister world he was always affectionately known as “the new guy”. That is how long and deep our history was/is.
In our hearts he will always be the engine that drove the train. I loved him and today my heart has been ripped out. RIP”
Jay Jay French
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My family, extended Twisted Sister family, and I are heartbroken and devastated to hear the news of Anthony Jude Pero’s passing. A.J. was a dear friend and brother to me, and in my opinion, one of the most talented drummers of all time. I will always remember the amazing experiences and great laughs we shared. A.J. always had an amazing sense of humor and did his best to please everyone he came in contact with.
Back in the day, when the band first started touring, we were often room-mates and he never failed to keep me smiling. It’s very difficult for me to talk about this right now. However, I feel that out of respect for his legacy, it’s important for us to let the world know how we all felt and will always feel about him. I know I will dearly miss him, but I’m grateful to have been his friend and musical partner for thirty-eight years.
At this time, my sincerest sympathies go out to his family. Heaven just got a great drummer, one that will live forever in our hearts.
Eddie Ojeda and The Ojeda Family
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This morning I received the tragic news about AJ’s passing. As anyone would be, I am devastated. With such a loss, even I broke down and cried, allegedly the tough guy in the band. One statement says it all, “AJ was my band mate, my friend and my brother and I will miss him forever”.
Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza
 

R.I.P AJ.

 

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Fri
20
Mar

VAN HALEN To Appear On "Ellen Show" April 2

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VAN HALEN will promote their new live album release and most likely their upcoming US summer/fall tour on the April 2 edition of The Ellen Show. No, the date is not a typo...
 
 
"They are "what dreams are made of"... a legendary, "Unchained,” world renowned rock band that continues to tear up the stage four decades since their beginning. VAN HALEN is here! In a daytime exclusive, the California rockers will take over Ellen's stage to perform one of their favorite songs as they embark on their Greatest Hits Tour! They're some of the most talented, wildest and most exciting musicians of all time. Nearly all of Van Halen's albums have gone triple platinum, featuring iconic records like "You Really Got Me," "Runnin' with the Devil" and "Dancing in the Street." Ellen and her audience will be dancing through the aisles when Van Halen brings the heat to the room!"
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Fri
20
Mar

NARNIA Back At Work On 7th Album

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Swedish melodic metal band Narnia made a great impact when they headlined Elements Of Rock festival last weekend in Switzerland. Fans from Switzerland, USA, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Norway and even Swedish fans came to the festival to see a nearly 2 hour exploding show by Narnia.

CJ Grimmark - guitars (Rob Rock, Empire 21) Andreas Passmark - bass (Royal Hunt, Rob Rock) Andreas Johansson - drums (Rob Rock), Martin Härenstam - keys and the working hard frontman and vocalist Christian Liljegren (Audiovision, Golden Resurrection, Modest Attraction) proved that they are one of the finest melodic metal band these days and they how to rock the crowd. It was Narnia´s first big show in 7 years with Christian Liljegren fronting the band again

The band are currently working on their 7th studio album, but no deal is signed yet. Interested labels please contact info@narniatheband.com

Vocalist Christian Liljegren also held a workshop about his career in the hard and heavy scene for over 25 years and together with guitarist CJ Grimmark they did an acoustic session of Narnia songs from their biggest album Long Live The King.

The band has sold over 250000 albums worldwide.
Enjoy the Youtube video clip of Shelter Through The Pain.

http://youtu.be/qbtRalol-Yo

For more info about Narnia
www.facebook.com/narniatheband
www.narniatheband.com

 
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Fri
20
Mar

MR. BIG 'The Vault' Expanded & Release Date Delay

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Japanese label Wowow Entertainment have updated the release date for the amazing MR. BIG Box Set The Vault, which is now due for release April 8 (and that may still be pushed back!)
 
 
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 UPDATED AND EXPANDED press release and track listing is here: http://wowowent.co.jp/news/detail/134 
 
A Google translation of that page can be seen here: https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?act=url&depth=1&hl=e...
 
 
 
To summerize, the Box Set will contain a 100 page color book, a laminate pass, a neck strap and other replica items from the band's history. It also contains 20CDs and 2DVDs, featuring original demos, instrumentals, outtakes and unreleased tracks from across the band's history, including demos for the debut album, Lean Into It, Bump Ahead, Hey Man and What If!
 
Then there are several live CDs from shows not previously released and rehersal/soundcheck recordings.
 
It's realy an incredible set of material for Mr. Big fans.
 
 

 

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