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01
Aug

Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS To Debut September 25 on MRR

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Its time to announce a second release scheduled for September on MelodicRock Records.
 
This one is designed to kick some ass – a little Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys meets Kiss, meets Swedish melodic rock class.
I’m talking about Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS.
 
Nalle’s name should be very familiar to fans of Scandinavian rock – just check the credits for such great acts as Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
After so many years helping others sound great, MRR is proud to bring Nalle’s debut album to fans.
 
The self-titled Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS album will be released September 25 in two configurations – regular and a direct pre-order limited Special Edition that will feature one bonus track.
 
Right now you can enjoy two teaser videos previewing several tracks from the album.
More information soon!
 
 
 
For more than three decades, Nalle Påhlsson has been one of Sweden's leading rock bassists, providing reliable backing vocals along the way. September sees the release of Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess. An album where Nalle finally steps out as a lead singer, songwriter and versatile musician (providing rhythm guitars and keyboards, as well as bass).
 
Inspired by his oldest brother's record collection, Nalle started playing guitar at an early age. At 10, he joined his first band, switching to bass guitar the following year.
 
"Playing the bass reflects my personality. If I was a housebuilder I'd be into cement, working on the foundation. I feel just as at home playing the rhythm guitar, which has a similar role", Nalle smiles.
 
His early influences – Deep Purple, Kiss, The Sweet, Kansas – instilled the rock'n'roll dream, and the success of the band Europe proved that it was possible for Swedes his own age to make it.
Soon, Nalle was a sought-after bass player, touring and/or recording with some of Scandinavia's biggest names (Mikael Rickfors, Mats Ronander, Pugh Rogefeldt, Sanne Salomonsen, Easy Action and many others). He also formed what may have been Sweden's first tribute band, AB/CD. Not only did they play impeccable AC/DC covers; Nalle (who, being the rhythm guitarist, naturally called himself Nalcolm) also wrote new material in the style of the Australian rockers. AB/CD released one EP and two albums. The first album shifted 30,000 units, outselling some of Sweden's most hyped rock bands in the process.
 
Nalle continued to work as a freelance musician, as well as being a member of bands like Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
"I always tried to create bass lines that added something to the music, and made it more interesting and varied".
 
His efforts did not go unnoticed: in 2010, he was voted Bass Player of the Year on MelodicRock.com
 
But there was always a sense of unfinished business. He had his own album to make. And now it's finally here.
 
Royal Mess reflects a big part of Nalle's musical tastes. Crunchy riffs, high energy playing, and catchy melodies. Timeless and melodic hard rock/AOR, as opposed to metal. Elements of prog can be detected, too, but he has chosen to save most of that side for another time.
 
It would be hard to pick out specific highlights from such a strong collection of quality songs. Most of them convey a life-affirming feeling. Nalle has had his share of bad relationships and self-destructive behaviour. Four years sober, he has used his time well, playing sessions and touring the world as Therion's bass player, while making this album.
 
"I have spent a lot of time being drunk or hungover in my day. The drinking increased around 2008, and one day I had just had enough. I realized that not only did I hurt myself, but also the ones I care about the most: my kids, my mother, my brothers and my friends. I decided to look for help. Ever since then, my whole life has become more enjoyable".
Most of the album's lyrics describe this journey.
"I hope that the songs inspire others who find themselves in similar situations to make a change, and take control of their own destiny. It's never too late."
 
The album was produced and arranged by Nalle himself, and mixed by renowned producer/musician/songwriter/artist, Chris Laney, who provided the already big and bold material with his trademark "in your face" attitude, and a slightly more modern twist.
 
The list of musicians credited on the album reads like a who's who of the Swedish hard rock community. How about Kee Marcello (Easy Action/Europe), Love Magnusson (Dynazty), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall), Micke Hujanen (AB/CD), Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv), Henrik Bergqvist (The Poodles), and Kristian Niemann (Therion) – and that's just the solo guitarists. It seems that everyone who knows Nalle wanted to help put him in the spotlight by lending their talents to the album. However, it's Nalle's vocals, rhythm guitar, bass and songwriting that is the core of the album's sound and style. The question remains: Why on earth hasn't he sung lead before?
 
"A lot of people who have heard the album have wondered why I have waited so long to do it. I guess it's a question of self confidence. People also seem to find it refreshing that I have made a classic hard rock album that reminds them of the Seventies and Eighties. But this is quite simply the kind of music I grew up listening to. I guess the only target group I had in mind was me!" Nalle laughs.
 
Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess is a personal and musical victory. 
Put it on, crank it up, and you will soon know why.
 
 
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Fri
31
Jul

THE RADIO SUN Debut First Track From 'Heaven Or Heartbreak' Album

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MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUN.
 
The acclaimed Aussie band will release their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR September 25.
 
It's time to deliver the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
 
Check it out now and please share! PRE-ORDERS available next week!
 
 
 
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
 
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"
 
 
 

Once again, THE RADIO SUN have teamed with the great Paul Laine, who mixed the new album as well as co-writing three tracks and adding a special guest lead vocal on a song ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.

Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically; “The Heaven Or Heartbreak album title stands for our belief in melodic heavy rock. It’s our ‘heaven!’ We’ve grown as a band – and it would be our ‘heartbreak’ if this new album doesn’t extend our fanbase. All of us spent a lot of time on writing the songs and really believe it’s a good album with no fillers. We’re all really looking forward to getting out there and touring the album in as many parts of the world as possible”.
 
The Radio Sun debut album ‘Wrong Things Right’ was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide with favourable reviews in major scribes such as Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks and Burrn! amongst others.
 
Two appearances at MelodicRockFest 3 & 4 in Chicago U.S.A. helped showcase The Radio Sun’s live experience with notable first class four part vocal harmonies (a standout on the new album) which impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the band to be his backing band for live shows in America and in Australia.
 
Heaven Or Heartbreak will be released in September in conjunction with Cargo Records UK and will also be available as a limited Special Edition direct from MelodicRock.com
 
The Special Edition bonus to include the band covering a few very special and much loved AOR classics!
 
 
 
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Thu
30
Jul

VINDICTIV 'World Of Fear' Out Now

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The killer new VINDICTIV album is out now - alongside fellow Swedes CONSTANCIA. Check out full soundbytes here: http://melodicrock.com/articles/showcase/2015/06/12/vindictiv-world-fear...
 
Two short clips of some included solos on the album can be viewed below.
 
 VINDICTIV 'World Of Fear' Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 
 DEAL! VINDICTIV & CONSTANCIA Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
 

 

 

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Thu
30
Jul

Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty To Release New CD/DVD “Better Late Than Never”

 
Los Angeles - One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015 by the AndersonPonty Band, featuring music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, is scheduled to hit the streets early Fall 2015! “Better Late Than Never” is the new album taken from a live performance, and enhanced with innovative production. The package includes a bonus DVD featuring outstanding performances by the band captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado. 

The AndersonPonty Band has created some breathtaking new musical compositions. “Better Late Than Never” also showcases rearrangements of classic YES hits like “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, “Roundabout” and “Wonderous Stories”, as well as some of Jean Luc Ponty's beloved compositions, with Jon's lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as “Infinite Mirage” a new song incorporating Jean Luc's classic tune “Mirage”.

YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled!

 
A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is.” - Jon Anderson
 
Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon's creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago.” - Jean Luc Ponty
 
The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars - well known guitarist who has worked with Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy.

Jean Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea of working together as far back as the 1980's. Now 30 years later the dream has finally come to fruition! In support of the new release, a world tour is currently in the works. Also, a videography documenting the making of the “Better Late Than Never” album will be released along with videos and performances.

AndersonPonty Band tour dates:

OCTOBER
10/27 - Philadelphia - Keswick Theater
10/29 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
10/30 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse

NOVEMBER
11/1 - Pittsurgh - Carnegie Theater
11/3 - Chicago - Arcada Theater
11/4 - Milwaukee - Milwaukee PAC
11/6 - Detroit - Detroit Music Hall
11/7 - Toronto - Danforth Music Hall
11/10 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater
11/11 - Long Island - Paramount Theater
11/13 - NYC - Ethical Culture
11/14 - Boston - Berklee Performance Center
11/17 - San Francisco - Regency
11/18 - Sacramento - Crest Theater
11/20 - Los Angeles - Saban Theater
11/21 - Scottsdale - Talking Stick

For more information and forthcoming tour dates visit the official AndersonPonty Band website: http://www.andersonpontyband1.com/
AndersonPonty Band Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/andersonpontyband1?fref=ts

Jon Anderson official website: www.jonanderson.com
Jean Luc Ponty official website: www.ponty.com

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Wed
29
Jul

JOEL HOEKSTRA's 13 Release 'Dying To Live' on Frontier Records October 16

 
WHITESNAKE'S GUITARIST JOEL HOEKSTRA TO RELEASE: 
DYING TO LIVE on Frontiers Records October 16

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING MELODIC, HARD ROCK ALBUMS OF THE YEAR!
 
FEATURING: JEFF SCOTT SOTO, RUSSELL ALLEN, TONY FRANKLIN, VINNY APPICE AND DEREK SHERINIAN
 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 29, 2015) Joel Hoekstra has announced the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album “Dying To Live” from his electrifying new side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13Hoekstra is best known to rock fans as the currrent guitarist for Whitesnake, and also known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages.
 
Dying To Live features an all-star cast of rockers including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and will be available via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday, October 16th.
 
Hoekstra took charge of the creative process by handling the production, song writing and arranging (music and lyrics).  The end result could best be described as hard, melodic, classic rock that is Dio'ish at its heaviest and Foreigner'ish at its lightest. 
“Years ago, I released three solo albums that were mainly instrumental guitar music.  I wanted to put something out that showcased my production, writing and playing in the genre that I'm known for, which is melodic, hard rock’’, explains Hoekstra. ‘’That’s when I decided to start what I consider to be my rock side project, Joel Hoekstra's 13. Dying To Live focuses on struggles, potential pitfalls and the art of overcoming obstacles in life to finally arrive where we are meant to be.’’
 
Dying To Live was conceived before Hoekstra joined Whitesnake. David Coverdale gave the album his full blessing. “David wants his players to spread their wings and fly and of course be ready to rock when Whitesnake needs them, which obviously won't be an issue.”
Excited how the new album turned out, Hoekstra is looking forward to the overall reaction from fans and media. “I hope everyone will give it a listen. I feel it showcases my production, writing and playing in the genre I’m best known for thèse days. The line-up of musicians is stellar!  I want to thank everyone for any support in advance.  Life is good!
 
Enjoy an EPK for Dying To Live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIXnpBhe03w
 


Album Tracklisting:
 
1.         Say Goodbye To The Sun
2.         Anymore
3.         Until I Left You
4.         Long For The Days
5.         Scream
6.         Never Say Never
7.         Changes
8.         The Only Way To Go
9.         Dying To Live
10.       Start Again
11.       What We Believe
12.       Kill or Be Killed (Bonus Track digital download)
 
The Musicians:
Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake) - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen) - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob, Symphony X) - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) - Drums
Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) - Bass
 
Special Guest Musicians:
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion) - Keyboards
Chloe Lowery (Trans Siberian Orchestra) - Vocals
Toby Hitchcock (Pride of Lions) - Additional Backing Vocals
Charlie Zeleny (Joe Lynn Turner) - Percussion
Dave Eggar (Amy Lee, Coldplay) – Cello
 
For more information on Joel Hoekstra, Joel Hoeksta’s 13 and Whitesnake click www.joelhoekstra.com,  www.facebook.com/JoelHoekstra13 and https://twitter.com/JoelHoekstra13
 

 

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Wed
29
Jul

STREET TALK Reissues - Bonus Tracks Announced

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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.
 
On August 30 and limited to just 500 units each, MRR will reissue the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).
All three albums are long out of print, highly sought after and when listed, fetch tidy sums on Ebay.
 
The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive ALL NEW artwork and each album will feature several bonus tracks.
 
 
'TRANSITION' - 7 Bonus Tracks
 
I'll Always Remember (Japanese Bonus Track)
Don't Give Up On This Love (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Everything I Do Is Just For You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
If Anybody Breaks Your Heart (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Let Me Be The One (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Always Stand By You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Someday (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
 
'RESTORATION' - 9 bonus Tracks
 
After The Tears (Japanese Bonus Track)
Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Original Demo; Kimmo Blom Vocals)
Forever By Your Side (Original Demo; Kimmo Blom Vocals)
Language Of Love (Rough Mix)
Till The End Of Time (Original ‘Dancer In The Rain’; Peter Broman Vocals)
Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Instrumental)
Dancer In The Rain (Instrumental)
Tables Turning (Instrumental)
A Place In The Sun (Instrumental)
 
'V' - 6 Bonus Tracks
 
Astray (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
Made For Paradise (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
Responsible (Instrumental)
If I Could (Instrumental)
Family Business (Instrumental)
Oh Maddy (Instrumental)
 
 
Soundbytes of the bonus tracks and unveiling of the new artwork will be announced soon.

 

PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN NOW, WITH A SPECIAL DEAL ON OFFER FOR ALL THREE TITLES.

Each title is $15 + $5 shipping worldwide. Buy ALL 3 and shipping is FREE. 
 
 
Pre-Order All 3 (Out August 30)($45 + FREE Shipping) -
 
 
 
Pre-Order 'Transition' -
 
 
Pre-Order 'Restoration' - 
 
 
Pre-Order 'V' - 
 
 
STREET TALK is the brainchild of Swedish keyboardist/songwriter FREDRIK BERGH. Their debut came in 1997 with the album ‘Collaboration’.
The album featured, amongst others, guest vocalist Göran Edman who would continue to work with Fredrik throughout the Street Talk history.
 
In 2000, the album ‘Transition’ was released featuring Goran again on a set of smooth Westcoast/AOR tunes.
 
In 2002 STREET TALK signed to the now defunct MTM Music label for the excellent album 'Restoration'. The opus featured vocals from Goran once again and also two popular tracks from American AOR vocalist HUGO.
 
In 2006 the band released their fourth all-original studio album – the distinctly more powerful, pure AOR masterpiece ‘V’. Featuring Goran Edman on all vocals, the album was the defining moment of Street Talk’s history.
 
Since the release of ‘V’ in 2006, STREET TALK has been on hiatus, but Fredrik has been as busy as ever as a founding member of melodic metal band Bloodbound as well as writing and working with such artists as Revolution Saints, Steve Augeri, Steve Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Rob Moratti, Harry Hess, Bob Halligan jr, Phenomena, Seven and Anette Olzon
 
Further details of the reissues will be available soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy one song from each of the albums:
 
From ‘V’ – Responsible
 
 
From ‘Restoration’ – Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
 
From ‘Transition’ – If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
 
 

 

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Wed
29
Jul

JACK BLADES Joins Badlands Entertainment For Radio/TV Roles

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Blades, lead singer, frontman and songwriter for the rock band Night Ranger, has joined Badlands Entertainment in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The popular musician and personal friend of Badlands CEO Chuck Brennan will be the celebrity host of Pawn For Gold, a television game show being produced by Badlands TV Network. He will also host a weekly radio show entitled The Monday Night Ranger via the Guns, Gold & Rock N Roll Radio Network.
Filming for Pawn for Gold is scheduled to begin in January.  The show will feature cutting-edge LED technology, a stage where world renowned artists will perform, and a unique open-audience setting. Visitors of Badlands Pawn are welcome to attend the shooting of the show free of charge. Contestant applications will be available in the Fall.
 
"In addition to my duties recording, touring, rocking America and the rest of the world with Night Ranger, I'm excited and honored to be the host of Pawn for Gold," said Blades. "When my good friend Chuck Brennan asked me to get onboard, how could I say no? Everything Chuck touches turns to gold."
Throughout his remarkable career, Blades and Night Ranger have sold more than 25 million albums, with smash hits including "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still) Rock in America" and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me." Blades also founded the multi-platinum rock group Damn Yankees.
 
"Jack is the perfect guest to host this show, as he possesses the same rock star mentality as we do at Badlands," said Chuck Brennan, CEO of Badlands Entertainment. The founder and CEO of such entities as Dollar Loan Center and the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy is a Sioux Falls native and said he is bringing his best ideas for entertainment to his hometown. "We are creating an unprecedented entertainment district right here in Sioux Falls that people will travel from around the world to experience."
Blades' radio show, The Monday Night Ranger, will air live from Badlands every Monday night from 7-10 p.m. beginning in January. "During the show, Jack will be playing music, interviewing bands and telling road stories," said Brennan. "He will also be interviewing the nationally known bands that will be performing at Badlands every Thursday night and talking about upcoming events at Badlands Motor Speedway."
 
Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry opens Thanksgiving Day and will become one of South Dakota's top entertainment destinations in the new Sioux Falls Sports & Entertainment District. The complex spans 60,000 square feet of entertainment, shopping and sports opportunities including:
 
  • The largest pawn shop in the Midwest with jewelry, electronics and treasures up and down every aisle and around every corner
  • 24/7 live FM rock radio station, the 'Guns, Gold & Rock N Roll Radio Network'
  • An in-house mint that makes Badlands-branded gold and silver coins and bars
  • Gun shop with state-of-the-art shooting range and 14 lanes
  • Tattoo parlor offering free Badlands logo tattoos
  • Badlands House Band, performing on-site and on-tour
  • Concert stage for guests to try out their gear, complete with 300 flying guitars
  • Entertainment agency, Badlands Entertainment Group
  • Ticket Broker
  • $1 million in gold on display, melted and imprinted at Badlands
  • Filming of several Badlands-based television shows
  • State of the art, 1,700 capacity, 2 level concert showroom with VIP Suites and Club Level
Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry opens Thanksgiving Day, 2015 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year. For more information, visit www.badlandspawn.com.
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Wed
29
Jul

Swedish AOR Group CRUZH Sign To Frontiers Records

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Frontiers Records are pleased to announce the signing of a new, super exciting Swedish melodic rock band: CRUZH!
 
The band came about when Anton and Butabi (both coming from the Sleaze band TrashQueen), who share a love for melodic rock and AOR, joined forces with Tony Andersson (from Dawn of Oblivion, one of the largest and most important goth metal bands in Europe), who previously worked as a studio musician on the TrashQueen record. All three operate as songwriters in Cruzh and among their influences are Def Leppard, Toto, FM official, Winger, FireHouse and Bryan Adams.
 
Get a taste of what you're in for with their song 'Aim For the Head' on YouTube NOW:
 

 
Cruzh Official will be assisted by Erik Wiss in the mix and production of their yet untitled album, which will be released in 2016.
 
CRUZH:
Tony Andersson - keyboards, vocals
Anton Joensson - guitar, background vocals
Dennis Butabi Borg - bass, background vocals
(Session drummer Louisian Boltner will handle the drums on the record)


 
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2016
 
Tue
28
Jul

THUNDERMOTHER To Release 'Road Fever' Through Sweden's Despotz Records

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THUNDERMOTHER TO RELEASE 'ROAD FEVER' THROUGH SWEDEN'S DESPOTZ RECORDS
 
(28 July 2015 - Stockholm, SWEDEN)  There's a new female hard rock band in town and if you don't watch your back, the Swedish based quintet, Thundermother are going to be on you like roadkill as they place their smelly stamp on the rock n roll landscape everywhere they go.
 
Road Fever, the sophomore effort from Thundermother will hit the streets on 4 September through Despotz Records. The follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Rock N' Roll Disaster' sees the outfit treading familiar waters with their tried and true classic influenced hard rock.  Frontwoman, Clare Cunningman says, "We stuck with a sound that we all love and know will work as we have gained so many fans worldwide with this winning formula. But we hope to reach out now to a wider audience as our sound drifts towards the classic Motorhead era." Guitarist, Flippa Nassil adds pointedly, "If you like 70's rock you will appreciate what we do - I guarantee you won't be disappointed.  Rock and roll is not dead."
 
Formed in 2010 when guitarists, Flippa Nassil and Italian born Giorgia Carteri met with the same goals and passions - to put together and play in the ultimate rock and roll band. Several meetings and a few lineup changes later the duo hooked up with three others that share that same vision in the form of Irish singer, Clare Cunningham, bassist, Linda Strom and drummer, Tilda Stenqvist.
 
Releasing the well received 'Rcck N' Roll Disaster' in 2014 and hitting the Swedish national charts at #2, the band made their mark quickly. "I remember getting the call!" exclaims Cunningman. "It was a moment none of us will ever forget.  To be received so warmly on our first record was an incredible feeling and showed that this was the beginning of something big for us."
 
With Road Fever, Thundermother hit back even harder than before with tracks such as "Deal With the Devil" (the album's second single and the band's tribute to Lemmy), "Thunder Machine" (the band being major supporters of feminism, Cunningham got a feminist tattoo while on tour in Spain and it was performed with the Hawk Thunder Machine, hence the song title) and the album's first single,  "It's Just a Tease" ("We're female, proud of playing rock and roll and being sexy at the same time," laughs Nassil.)
 
The quintet headed into the studio this past May to finalize work of Road Fever, after having completed five songs in Lemon Recording Studio in Klippan (South Sweden) with Martin Ekelund.  This final batch of songs were recorded at Cobra Studios in Stockholm with main engineer Martin Ehrencrona and with the band's guitarist and founder, Filippa Nässil at the helm. The vibe of the studio suited the ladies perfectly with it's pure 70s rock'n'roll analog sound and original gear.  
 
Road Fever tracklisting:
 
01. It's Just A Tease
02. FFWF
03. Alright Alright
04. Deal With The Devil
05. Give Me Some Lights
06. Roadkill
07. Enemy
08. Vagabond
09. Thunder Machine
10. Rock N Roll Sisterhood
 
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Tue
28
Jul

VOODOO HILL Feat. GLENN HUGHES & DARIO MOLLO Returns With 'Waterfall'

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After more than a decade, VOODOO HILL, the alliance between Dario Mollo and Glenn Hughes returns with a new album.
Out in October via Frontiers.
 
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the eagerly anticipated new album from VOODOO HILL entitled “Waterfall” on October 16th in Europe and North America.
 
The new VOODOO HILL album – the third release from the musical alliance between Italian axeman and producer Dario Mollo and legendary former Deep Purple singer / bassist Glenn Hughes – is the culmination of a 30+ year career for Mollo as a musician, songwriter and producer. Dario Mollo’s career started in 1981 with the heavy metal band Crossbones, he continued to develop his abilities with musical giants like Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG), Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy, Deep Purple) and several others. The Voodoo Hill albums with Glenn Hughes has always marked a special milestone in Dario’s career though.
 
With the acclaimed first Voodoo Hill album in 2000, Dario, for the first time, had the chance to have a proper international release, while the follow up album “Wild Seed of Mother Earth” is probably the heaviest and strongest release ever from Dario. Both releases came out via the Italian label Frontiers with whom Dario has built a strong relationship during the years.
 
The new record came about as a result “of the most prolific and creative period I had in my entire career” tells Dario. “I wrote and recorded more than 35 song ideas in a very limited amount of time, leveraging from all the experiences I gathered as a guitar player, writer and producer. This creative phase had a further development when Dario Patti (keyboardist, bass player and orchestra arranger) came into the picture. He brought the songs a new palette of sounds and some superb arrangements. I also wanted the songs to sound as fresh as possible, trying my best to preserve the feeling of the overall performances, so I used very old school recording methods, including recording acoustic drums in rooms with natural reverb.
 
It was right in the middle of this creative spring that Serafino of Frontiers called me to see whether I wanted to finally work on a third Voodoo Hill album after all these years,” continues Mollo. “He said Glenn Hughes was available in principle, so the next thing I did was to choose the 11 songs which I thought suited the project the best. In comparison to the previous albums, I wanted to have Glenn more involved in the artistic decisions, so I sent him the songs before the final mixes in order to have his advices on the final result. That was a precious process that brought substantial changes, for instance on “Last Door”, where I literally changed the entire guitar riff to make it work better with the vocal melodies. In the end the song was basically rewritten and dramatically improved. It was a fabulous creative process, which I am truly confident will last more than a bunch of listening sessions and will offer a lot of enjoyment to all those will want to follow Voodoo Hill in this exciting musical venture”.
 
“Waterfall” is a strong and straightforward hard and heavy rock album which is equally split between aggressive and heavy moments and beautiful melodies. A stunning release which all fans of hard rock and heavy metal truly won't want to miss!
 
Waterfall” tracklisting includes: All That Remains; The Well; Rattle Shake Bone; Underneath And Down Below; Waterfall; Karma Go; Evil Thing; Eldorado; White Feather; Sunflower; Last Door.
 
Enjoy an album trailer:
 

 
VOODOO HILL
Dario Mollo - Guitars
Glenn Hughes – Vocals
 
with
Dario Patti - Bass, Keys
Riccardo Vruna – Drums
Andrea Maiellano - Additional Bass on 3, 4, 6
Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac - Drums on 7, 9, 11
 
Produced by Dario Mollo
 
 
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Tue
28
Jul

R.I.P 'Visionary' Drum Stick Makes VIC FIRTH

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From the VIC FIRTH Facebook Page: "To our dear friends around the world: We are heartbroken to share the news with you that Vic has passed away. Vic was an inspiration to all of us. He was a visionary, a mentor, a leader and a friend. He always said he surrounded himself with the best people, but the truth is he brought out the best in all of us. His boundless passion for music and musicians drove every decision he made. Vic’s spirit and legacy will continue to live at the core of the Vic Firth Company. He will be missed beyond words."
 
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Fri
24
Jul

BON JOVI'S Contractual Obligation Album

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The August 21 release of BON JOVI's "fan album" Burning Bridges is in Jon Bon Jovi's words, a "contractual obligation album" and will put to a close the history of the band up until this point.
 
Here are the tracks apparently to be featured - with the name of the album the unreleased tracks were originally recorded for posted beside the titles.
 
 
 
And this from a long time friend and source - JBJ addressed fans at a recent Fan Club VIP outing - "Tonight Jon said the Burning Bridges album is for the true fans and was a contractual obligation. It ends and era and 'when you hear it that will make sense'. But not to read into anything otherwise. He is excited about the new album that is expected out in April or May 2016."
 
So there you go folks, make of that what you will!
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Thu
23
Jul

TEN Announce ‘The Dragon And Saint George’ EP

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On the back of such well received albums 'Abion' and 'Isla De Muerta', released a mere 6 months apart like their debut and follow up back in 1996, the UK's highly-rated melodic hard rock band Ten release their first EP for many years.

Featuring exclusive artwork from Gaetano Di Falco, the EP also boast three previously unreleased tracks. These are no mere cast-off, but potential bone-fide classic, with 'Muskateers: Soldiers of the King' being right up their with the best historical Ten epics, while 'The Prodigal Saviour' and 'Is There Anyone With Sense' returns to the more melodic AOR of the debut. The EP also includes the European bonus track 'We Can Be As One', so for Japan and the Far East, there are 4 unreleased tracks.

The booklet also contains written note by Gary Hughes on every song on 'Isla De Muerta' as well as the unreleased tracks found here, making for a totally indispensable package for all fans of wonderful melodic hard rock.

Release date Sept 4. Pre-order from www.rocktopiarecords.com
 
  
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Wed
22
Jul

SHOOTING STAR Offer New Album For Free Download

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SHOOTING STAR have just recently completed recording a brand new album Into The Night with singer Todd Pettygrove. But in a bold move the band has just announced fans can download it for FREE via their website. A CD / DVD package will be sold at the band's shows.
 
"Enjoy the bands first studio release since 2006. This release features 10 new songs with new singer Todd Pettygrove. You can down load for free but remember its hip to tip...."
 
Van McLain posted this message on Facebook: "Hey Manics! Time is here. We have decided to allow the album to be downloaded for free! We will sell a cd/dvd package at the shows but if you want the album now this is the way! IT IS A BRAVE NEW WORLD. We are so proud of this we want people to hear it! WE NEED YOUR HELP IN GETTING THE WORD OUT! PLEASE SHARE!"
 
Download by going to www.shootingstarmaniacs.com and using the code "1980".
 
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Tue
21
Jul

AOR Heaven August 28 Releases Announced: NEWMAN & ART NATION

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AOR Heaven’s upcoming August 28 releases are announced - NEWMAN & ART NATION.
 
Band: Art Nation - Revolution
Release date: 28.08.2015
Label: AOR Heaven
 
 
Swedish rock band Art Nation release their highly anticipated debut album “Revolution”. Playing concerts throughout the year, while recording the album simultaneously, shows that the band is truly ”going all in”.
Art Nation was formed 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden, after lead singer Alexander Strandell’s departure from his former band Diamond Dawn. Strandell, already well known for his strong voice and energetic stage presence, decided to raise the bar, and gathered some of the best musicians available, bassist Simon Gudmundsson being the first, shortly followed by Theodor Hedström and Christoffer Borg.
 
An acoustic single, ”Moving On”, was recorded, followed by power ballad ”One Is Better Than No One”, which also featured a music video and was released in collaboration with humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), who named the song Official Charity Song of 2014, and all money generated from it was, and still is, donated directly to the organization. ”One Is Better Than No One” was also the starting point of the band’s collaboration with producer and engineer Jakob Herrmann (Raised Fist, Hardcore Superstar, Engel, etc).
Art Nation spent the rest of 2014 playing shows, as well as guesting national TV and radio shows, further building their fan base and reputation. The band got its final line-up when adding second guitarist Johan Gustavsson, together with drummer Carl Tudén, who was recruited just after winning the Swedish Drum Championships.
 
In early 2015, Art Nation signed a deal with German label AOR Heaven for their full-length debut album, titled “Revolution”. The record was produced and recorded by Jakob Herrmann at Top Floor Studios, together with Christoffer Borg. “Revolution” consists of 12 songs, one being a completely remade version of their first single ”Moving On”. It also features the stripped down piano ballad ”Look To The Sky”, performed in one single take by Strandell and keyboardist Theodor Hedström. The album was mixed and mastered at Hansen Studios in Denmark by renowned mixing engineer Jacob Hansen (Amaranthe, Engel, Volbeat, etc) and Christoffer Borg and co-produced by Art Nation.
 
 
Line-up: Alexander Strandell - Vocals, Christoffer Borg - Guitar, Johan Gustavsson - Guitar, Simon Gudmundsson - Bass, Theodor Hedström -  Keyboards, Carl Tudén - Drums
Tracklist: 1. Need You To Understand, 2. 3000 Beats, 3. I want Out, 4. Number One, 5. Don’t Wait For Salvation, 6. All The Way, 7. Start A Fire, 8. Moving On, 9. Here I Am, 10. Look To The Sky, 11. Wage War Against The World, 12. All In
 
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Band: Newman - The Elegance Machine
Release date: 28.08.2015
Label: AOR Heaven
 
 
In 1997 Singer, songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman and since 1998 have been producing consistently high quality albums filled with hook laden songs and thought provoking lyrics. The now, hard to find self-titled album was followed up in 1999 by the awesome "One Step Closer" album. Continuing the high standard came "Dance In The Fire" and then "Sign Of The Modern Times" in 2000, and 2003 respectfully. Fans and critics alike began to realize they were dealing with an artist that would evolve and mature with them.
 
The year 2006 saw the release of "Heaven Knows", and once again proved beyond all doubt that Newman were becoming one of the top purveyors of Melodic Rock in the UK. Later in 2006 Steve Newman broke away from his former label to form "Chrome Dome", an independent label set up for the purpose of continuing to release the Newman product. Any doubts about the quality or consistency were cast aside when in 2007 "Primitive Soul" was released to great acclaim. This was followed in 2008 by "Decade" a double album celebrating 10 years of Newman. However, not wanting to take the usual route of a "hits" album this was packaged with a second CD containing another 14 unreleased songs which ended up being so well received it was reviewed as a new studio album. "Decade" may have been a great way for a band to sign off and call it a day, however, not only was this not even considered, the focus went into producing the next stage of the bands career.
 
In 2010 "The Art Of Balance" was released to huge acclaim from critics and fans. The band followed this up with a string of successful live dates including Cambridge Rock Festival, Firefest Festival, and a UK Tour supporting John Waite. All this was achieved in the face of huge emotional strain after Steve suffered losing both his parents that year. In fact, as the writing progressed onto the following recording "Under Southern Skies" this AOR Heaven release ended up being a very personal and reflective album for Steve.
All this time , the live band, with the addition of Pete Newdeck on Drums, joining Steve (Vocals, Guitar), Shaun Bessant (Guitar, Vocals), Paul Boyle (Keyboards, Vocals), Dave Bartlett (Bass, Vocals) were gaining momentum, culiminating in shows in Greece, Spain, Germany, and the US.
 
2014 saw the re-recording and release of the acclaimed first album as a Limited Edition, This coincided with a successful UK tour with Vega.
Now, the legacy continues with the brand new release "The Elegance Machine", the culmination of songs written over the past two years and an album that once again encompasses what Newman stand for. The powerful guitars are present, as is the strong songwriting and huge melodies. But this time it also brings in modern influences such as on the title track "The Elegance Machine" and "Halo" giving the recognizable and reliable Newman sound a more contemporary edge. A natural follow up to "Siren" the album delivers a harder edge than its predecessor, but without losing the emphasis on strong hooks. Steve has always been known for his thought-provoking lyrics, and "The Elegance Machine" is no exception with subject matter ranging from corporate business greed (The Suit), through domestic violence (She Walks In Silence), and even onto the space themed (Prayer For Apollo).
 
Once again Steve has teamed up with Rob McEwen (drummer for the last 8 Newman albums), and has also brought in the talents of Geoff Wootton backing vocals on "The Suit", "One Good Reason" "Halo", and Mark Thompson-Smith (Praying Mantis, Big Life) backing vocals on "Illuminate", "Send Us Salvation" and "Pretender Surrender".
 
Produced By Steve Newman;  All songs written by Steve Newman except: "Halo" written by Steve Newman and Paul Boyle.
 
Tracklist: 1. The Suit (Skyscraper), 2. The Elegance Machine, 3. Don’t Stay Lonely, 4. Illuminate, 5. Confess, 6. Halo, 7. Prayer For Apollo, 8. She Walks In Silence, 9. One Good Reason, 10. Pretender Surrender, 11. Send Us Salvation, 12. Scars
 
Line-up on this album: Steve Newman: Vocals, Guitar, and Keyboards; Rob McEwen: Drums & Percussion; Geoff Wootton: Backing Vocals on “The Suit (Skyscraper)”, "One Good Reason" and "Halo"; Mark Thompson-Smith: Backing Vocals on "Illuminate", "Send Us Salvation" and "Pretender Surrender"
 
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Tue
21
Jul

HUMAN FORTRESS Crowd-Fund New Album

 
German progressive melodic metallers HUMAN FORTRESS are working on album number 5 - this time with some help from, fans. Here's the details:
 
From the band's funding site: https://www.startnext.com/en/humanfortress
 
What is this project all about?
Human Fortress are recording their fifth studio album.
 
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
It shall get the best Human Fortress album. Targetgroup are all our fans and the ones who will be fans in the near future.
 
Why would you support this project?
People, who love our music before, should get a whole new experience with this Human Fortress release. This means we will have a higher financial effort and of course the supporter will get a payback.
 
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 
The raised funds will help to cover the costs of album production and video clip.
 
Who are the people behind the project?
Human Fortress are Gus Monsanto (Vocals), Torsten Wolf (Guitars), Volker Trost (Guitars), Apostolos "Laki" Zaios (Drums), André Hort (Bass) und Dirk Liehm (Keys).

 

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Mon
20
Jul

THE RADIO SUN Reveal 'Heaven Or Heartbreak' Artwork

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MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUN.
 
The acclaimed Aussie band will release their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR September 25.
 
We are pleased to publish the terrific cover art, once again done by the great Carl Blekkmarkhttps://www.facebook.com/blekkmark
 
Stay tuned for album details and your first audio preview!
 
 

Once again, THE RADIO SUN have teamed with the great Paul Laine, who mixed the new album as well as co-writing three tracks and adding a special guest lead vocal on a song ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.

Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically; “The Heaven Or Heartbreak album title stands for our belief in melodic heavy rock. It’s our ‘heaven!’ We’ve grown as a band – and it would be our ‘heartbreak’ if this new album doesn’t extend our fanbase. All of us spent a lot of time on writing the songs and really believe it’s a good album with no fillers. We’re all really looking forward to getting out there and touring the album in as many parts of the world as possible”.
 
The Radio Sun debut album ‘Wrong Things Right’ was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide with favourable reviews in major scribes such as Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks and Burrn! amongst others.
 
Two appearances at MelodicRockFest 3 & 4 in Chicago U.S.A. helped showcase The Radio Sun’s live experience with notable first class four part vocal harmonies (a standout on the new album) which impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the band to be his backing band for live shows in America and in Australia.
 
Heaven Or Heartbreak will be released in September in conjunction with Cargo Records UK and will also be available as a limited Special Edition direct from MelodicRock.com
 
The Special Edition bonus to include the band covering a few very special and much loved AOR classics!
 
 
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Mon
20
Jul

New QUEENSRYCHE Song 'Arrow Of Time'

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Queensrÿche - Arrow Of Time. Taken from the upcoming album coming soon!
 
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Mon
20
Jul

BON JOVI Prepares 'Burning Bridges' Release To Close Out Sambora Era

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Ok, so here’s the Billboard BON JOVI article – so far the only official source of news for this newly announced Burning Bridges release.
 

 
Bon Jovi is releasing a special fan album leading up to its overseas fall tour, Billboard has learned.
 
The band is releasing two new tracks not even one month before the Aug. 21 release of their new album, Burning Bridges.
 
A spokesperson for Bon Jovi tells Billboard: “Burning Bridges, which will be released August 21st, is an album for fans and will accompany an upcoming international tour. The band is hard at work on their next album, which will see a full-scale release in 2016.”
 
The first track -- “We Don’t Run” -- is written by Jon Bon Jovi and Grammy-winning producer John Shanks. An anthem in the Bon Jovi tradition, the tune features meaty production and a shredding guitar solo by Shanks. Shanks has a long history with the band, having produced What About Now, The Circle, Lost Highway and Have a Nice Day.
 
The song leads off with a driving  drum beat and a chain-gang chorus before Bon Jovi gets down to business with a gritty vocal throwing down the gauntlet as he sings, “Not afraid of burning bridges/ 'Cause I know they’re gonna light my way/ Like a phoenix from the ashes/ Welcome to the future, it’s a new day!”
 
The second -- "Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning" -- is a happier, more romantic, bright pop song with a hooky chorus featuring the lyrics “Saturday night gave me Sunday morning/ Opened my eyes and it’s a new day dawning/ Think I might have pushed my luck a time or two/ Everything about us is what gets me through.” It's classic Bon Jovi and sure to inspire a big sing-along on the road.
 
Credited to Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks and former guitarist Richie Sambora, the song -- released internationally on July 16 -- was written previous to Sambora’s departure from the group.
 
While the band's live dates kick off overseas on Sept. 11, fans can catch keyboardist David Bryan in a solo headlining spot Aug. 29 at the  Rock the Farm event at Regan's Hollow Farm in Farmingdale, New Jersey.
 

 
So what’s behind this album?
 
What I’m hearing is conflicting information. I’m told it is an album of unreleased studio tracks from the last 2 albums. That part seems confirmed.
 
But that would therefore suggest that Richie Sambora will be part of the performances on the album. But one source suggests that Richie’s parts might have been taken out and replaced, as he would have to grant permission for his parts to be used. Whether that has occurred is unknown (but unlikely given the animosity between Sambora and band boss Jon Bon Jovi).
 
Only the two tracks mentioned in the Billboard article are brand new.
 
The album’s title is a not so subtle dig at line-up changes within the band, but is it Jon suggesting Richie has burned bridges by leaving the band, or is it Jon declaring that this album represents the last of the Samboa era and it is therefore he who is burning that bridge and moving on?
 
Bon Jovi are heading to Asia for a short tour starting September 11.
 
Meanwhile, check out the new single from Nickelback Bon Jovi:
 
 
Stay tuned for more details.
 
 
 

 

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Mon
20
Jul

MRF4 Live - Official Bootleg USB Pre-order Available - Limited Edition

 
SOLD OUT!!!
 
 
 
 
The MRF4 USB is here!
 
To commemorate the last MRF, held in Chicago @ The Home Bar October 2014, amateur filming of the entire event was undertaken by a few select dedicated rockers.
 
The footage was then edited over the last couple of months. The entire event (including the acoustic sets) was filmed – a couple of sets with a single camera, but mostly with 4, 5 and 6 camera angles, beautifully compiled to present a brilliant presentation that is simply too good to leave in the vaults.
 
So with the generous cooperation of the artists involved over the weekend, I am very excited to present the second MRF USB, featuring many of the awesome performances – many as full sets and some others as highlights.
There were a couple of sets where audio or video wasn’t up to scratch so unfortunately, they are not available.
 
What is on this drive adds up to nearly 15 hours of MRF Live Footage!
 
And because of the large volume of material and delivering the live sets in the best audio and video quality possible, we are jumping to a huge 64G drive. Yes, 64 Gig of MRF footage and bonus material.
 
The USB can be pre-ordered as of now via the PayPal links below.
 
Each custom designed USB drive comes housed in a special tin can as was the original MRF3 USB.
 
 
MRF4-USB is priced at $79 (including airmail shipping worldwide)
 
 
MRF4-USB CONTENTS & DETAILS:
 
Friday
7th Heaven – FULL set! 2hrs / 6 Camera Mix
Stan Bush – FULL set! 60 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Adriangale – FULL set! 65 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Johnny Lima – FULL set! 45 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Grand Design – 3 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
Maxx Explosion – 4 Tracks
Madman's Lullaby – FULL set! 44 mins / Single Camera Shoot
The Radio Sun – FULL set! 42 mins / Single Camera Shoot
 
Saturday
Heat – 2 Tracks (Point Of No Return & Living On The Run) 6 Camera Mix
Heaven’s Edge – FULL set! 65 mins / 4 Camera Mix
Guardian – FULL set! 64 mins / Single Camera Shoot
Tango Down – 5 Tracks / 6 Camera Mix
Paul Laine – FULL set! 78 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Bombay Black – FULL set! 43 mins / 5 Camera Mix
House Of Shakira – 3 Tracks / 4 Camera Mix
Talon – 5 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
 
Acoustic
Jim Peterik – FULL set! 35 mins
Talon – 5 Tracks
Gary Moon – FULL set! 32 mins
 
 
Sample a little of the footage via YouTube now!
 
https://youtu.be/5p0rNQGQEdU - Guardian – Lead The Way
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_N5EMX4us4 Adriangale – Over Said And Done
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCEM3zkfw0A Paul Laine – One Step Over The Line
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY2CVaJHylo Johnny Lima – Hate To Love You
 
https://youtu.be/qXmYU9k0z0I H.E.A.T – Point Of No Return
 
 
 
BUT WAIT! There’s more!
 
As well as all this fine video footage, you will also get the following:
 
- MP3 versions of the 2 MRF VIP Compilations – 1) Digital Download Pre-Show Comp and 2) Show Day CD Sampler.
 
- Glen Burtnik – Live at MRF3 – AUDIO - Full set, soundboard recording.
 
- Additional Photos, Graphics and promotional material from the event.
 
- Audio of the entire 86 Happiness set.
 
 
MRF4-USB is a strictly LIMITED EDITION once only deal.
There will be 150 custom units manufactured and once all gone, they are gone for good!  No future additional units!
 
Shipping out of the USBs is expected to be in the first week of September.
 
To purchase:
 
 
 
BUT WAIT!
 
Anyone that pre-orders the USB can also pre-order the next MelodicRock compilation, MRCD13, for the discounted price of just $15 and FREE shipping (Regular price $17+5 shipping).
 
MRCD13 is set to be a double CD featuring another 150 minutes of unreleased, rare and exclusive material!
 
Artists lined up to appear include: Jim Peterik & Marc Scherer, White Widdow, Danny Danzi, In Faith, Erik Martensson, Pride Of Lions, Lee Small, Stephen Chesney, Amaze Me and many more.
 
To pre-order the USB and MRCD13 for the combined price of $94, use this PayPal link:
 
 
 

 

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Thu
16
Jul

STEVE AUGERI Launches New Solo Single 'In The Moment'

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Journey former lead singer STEVE AUGERI releases single entitled 'In the Moment'

For nearly a decade, Steve Augeri was the voice for the iconic band 'Journey.'  He has gone on to create a solo career that is garnering some fantastic new music while, 'Living in the Moment.'

Following the critically acclaimed single 'Faces,' Steve Augeri has produced a musical statement reviving the vintage 'Classic Rock' style and has transported it into the modern age.  With influences such as Queen, The Who, Humble Pie and contemporary rockers Muze, this new radio friendly rock anthem 'In the Moment,' conveys a positive message not unlike the transcendent hit by his former band mates with, 'Don't Stop Believing.'

Augeri has written, produced and played all the instruments on this cut which surely showcases his phenomenal musical abilities.  'In the Moment,' will take you back to a time when guitar anthem songs ruled radio.   

Augeri is currently touring worldwide with 'The Steve Augeri Band,' performing your favorites from his 'Journey' days and his new songs that are sure to become classics.

'In the Moment,' is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube, and Beats/MediaNet. You can find out where Augeri is performing live by visiting his website.
  

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Wed
15
Jul

STREET TALK To Reissue 3 AOR Classics on MelodicRock Records

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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.
 
On August 30 and limited to just 500 units each, MRR will reissue the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).
All three albums are long out of print, highly sought after and when listed, fetch tidy sums on Ebay.
 
The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive new artwork and each album will feature several bonus tracks, which will be revealed shortly, along with details of a pre-order deal for all three albums.
 
STREET TALK is the brainchild of Swedish keyboardist/songwriter FREDRIK BERGH. Their debut came in 1997 with the album ‘Collaboration’.
The album featured, amongst others, guest vocalist Göran Edman who would continue to work with Fredrik throughout the Street Talk history.
 
In 2000, the album ‘Transition’ was released featuring Goran again on a set of smooth Westcoast/AOR tunes.
 
In 2002 STREET TALK signed to the now defunct MTM Music label for the excellent album 'Restoration'. The opus featured vocals from Goran once again and also two popular tracks from American AOR vocalist HUGO.
 
In 2006 the band released their fourth all-original studio album – the distinctly more powerful, pure AOR masterpiece ‘V’. Featuring Goran Edman on all vocals, the album was the defining moment of Street Talk’s history.
 
Since the release of ‘V’ in 2006, STREET TALK has been on hiatus, but Fredrik has been as busy as ever as a founding member of melodic metal band Bloodbound as well as writing and working with such artists as Revolution Saints, Steve Augeri, Steve Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Rob Moratti, Harry Hess, Bob Halligan jr, Phenomena, Seven and Anette Olzon
 
Further details of the reissues will be available soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy one song from each of the albums:
 
From ‘V’ – Responsible
 
 
From ‘Restoration’ – Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
 
From ‘Transition’ – If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
 
 
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Tue
14
Jul

NUBIAN ROSE Stream 'You Will Never Walk Alone' Video

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You Will Never Walk Alone is the second single to be released from Nubian Rose’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, MENTAL REVOLUTION. The first single was the heavy metal tasting “Break out”, but with 'You will never walk alone' Nubian Rose is proving that they truly are a melodic force to reckon with.
 

 
The video is also the first public appearance of the bands latest new member, bass player Micke Danielsson from Sweden’s melodic Mekka, Upplands-Väsby, north of Stockholm, where such heavy weights like Europe and HEAT derive from. In a few days Nubian Rose will perform on Europe’s number one melodic rock festival, Väsby Rock festival, with HEAT, Danger Danger, Michael Schenker, Eclipse, W.A.S.P. etc.
 
NUBIAN ROSE are:
Sofia Lilja Åkerlund - vocals
Christer Åkerlund - lead guitar
Micke Danielsson - bass
Thomas Weijnesjö - Drums
 
NUBIAN ROSE evolves around the magnetic charisma and majestic voice of Sofia Lilja, combined with the unique talent of guitarist Christer Åkerlund. In combination with powerful guitar riffs and great melodies, they put a new spirit in the classic melodic hard rock.
 
 
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Tue
14
Jul

MUSIC BUY MAIL Announces Relaunch Of “The Power Of Rock” Store & Website

 
Music Buy Mail is proud to announce the re-launch of German based mailorder www.musicbuymail.eu. The rock specialized mailorder was founded in 2002 and grew over the years to one of the most important rock / melodic rock / heavy metal mailorder worldwide.
 
The re-launch includes an up-to-date layout with an optimised version for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. New search filters makes browsing through thousands of items a lot easier.
 
A special co-operation with magazines offers “inside stories” with interviews of known bands and musicians. The known MBM IMPORT SERVICE features hard to find independent AOR, hard rock and metal releases of bands without record deals and that are not usually available in established rock shops. These limited and hard to find titles are definitely worth investigating as there are some real gems among these bands!
 
Music Buy Mail e.K. is a German based distribution company led and owned by Sebastian Eder. Beside the mailorder, MBM offers retail distribution all over Europe, the sub-division CONNECTING MUSIC (www.connecting-music.eu) offers watermarked digital promotion and MBM LIVE (www.mbm-live.eu) concentrates on live booking for tours, club and festival shows. In co-operation, MBM offers more services like graphic design, additional radio promotion, publishing and recording studios.
 
Music Buy Mail have been bringing you quality music and service for over 13 years now and with the new “facelifting” MBM continues to bring all the latest rock releases, fans are waiting for.
 
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CONTACT:
Sebastian Eder
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Jul

CONSTANCIA - "Hang Tough" Video Premiere

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STOCK ARIVES THIS WEEK FOR THE EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION WITH 3 BONUS TRACKS!
AND LAST CHANCE FOR SPECIAL PRE-ORDER DEAL
 
MelodicRock Records will release the brand new studio album from Swedish melodic hard rockers CONSTANCIA on July 10.
 
Today we would like to premiere the first video from the album "Hang Tough".
 

 
PRE-ORDER for VINDICTIV and CONSTANCIA - BOTH releases available as limited Special Edition versions.
 
Special Edition Track Listing (Featuring 3 exclusive bonus tracls! Limited Edition):
01. Don't Tread On My Heart
02. Spectres
03. Way To Life
04. Live A Lie
05. Hang Tough
06. Lucidia
07. Hold On My Heart
08. Greyhound Therapy
09. Lies Within Lies
(Bonus Track)
10. Little Fighter
11. In Your Eyes
12. Final Curtain
13. Wake Up Dreaming
(Bonus Track)
14. Trail Of Tears (Bonus Track)(Feat. Michael Mueller-Jaded Heart)
 
 
 CONSTANCIA 'Final Curtain' Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide

 DEAL! VINDICTIV & CONSTANCIA Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide

 

MelodicRock Records is excited to launch another full track preview of the coming album, with the great melodic hard rocker 'Hold On My Heart'

 
 
Don’t Tread:
 

 
STOCK ARRIVES FRIDAY FOR PRE-ORDERS - ALL SHIPPING OUT MONDAY.
 
CONSTANCIA is:
David Fremberg: vocals (Andromeda)
Janne Stark: guitar (Grand Design, Overdrive, Locomotive Breath)
Mikael Rosengren: keyboards (Token, Scudiero)
Linus Abrahamsson: bass (Andromeda)
TrumPeter Svensson: drums (Faith, Mercy, Locomotive Breath)
 
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