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17
Oct

CHRISTIAN TOLLE PROJECT Draw 'Point Blank' Oct 26

Friday, October 26, 2018
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The brand new Christian Tolle Project album “Point Blank” will be released October 26 through Fastball Music. Again, Christian Tolle hits the 100% mark with his melodic rock songs and cooperates with well established musicians, e.g. Doug Aldrich, David Reece, John Cuijpers, Mathias Dieth and Morris Adriaens.
 
The album will be released as digipak CD and Vinyl
 
From the uplifting opener and title track "Point Blank" to the driving grooves on "Too Late" or the hookladden bangers like "Black Friday" or "Borderland" the production pounds with punch and transparency. David Reece (ex-Accept, ex-Bonfire, Sainted Sinners) and John Cuijpers (Cooper Inc., Ayreon, Praying Mantis) take the lead vocals with Christian Tolle handling guitars, bass, drums and production.
 
Add Morris Adriaens on keys and backing vocals as well as Mathias Dieth (ex- U.D.O, ex-Sinner) and L.A. based guitar hero Doug Aldrich (Dio, ex-Whitesnake,The Dead Daisies) to guest for some stunning lead guitars, you can expect nothing less than a straight and excellent rock record, touching musical roots of the late 70s and 80s with lots of hooks and energy.
 
As a result "Point Blank" has turned into a real listening pleasure for all fans of guitar driven hard rock.
 
Tracklisting:
1 Point Blank 03:54
2 Borderland 04:05
3 Since You've Been Gone 03:34
4 Proceed With Caution 04:59
5 Too Late 04:15
6 Fight Another Day 03:39
7 Before I Fall 04:20
8 Black Friday 04:29
9 Don't Make Me Wait 03:31
10 Lonely Is The Night 04:42
 
 
Tue
16
Oct

ROADKILL ‘Ruled By Machines’ Preorder Now!

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Friday, November 2, 2018
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Oz rockers ROADKILL are set to release their follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 CD, 'Extinct', on November 2 via MelodicRock Records!
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
 
 
 
The new album ‘Ruled By Machines’ and is again produced by Psycroptic guitarist, JOE HALEY and features 11 songs of old school hard rock, heavy metal music!
 
Recorded at Hobart's AAA studios in March 2018, 15 songs were recorded, with the new product featuring an even heavier flavour than its predecessor. The additional tracks recorded will appear at some point to come.
 
In support of the new CD, ROADKILL will be playing 2 shows in Tasmania in October - Saturday 20th @ the Republic Bar & Cafe (Hobart) and Sunday Oct 21 @ The Longley Hotel (Longley) as 'special guests' to Sydney based hard rock quartet, Rose Carleo Band - who will be promoting their new CD, "Battle Scars"!
 

 
ROADKILL will also be appearing in Sydney for 2 shows in the first weekend of November - Saturday Nov. 3 @ Bald Face Stag for 'Steel Assassins 2018' and Sunday Nov. 4 @ Frankie's Pizza - promoting the new CD!
 
‘Ruled By Machines’ is a hard rocking guitar driven opus for fans of AC/DC, LA Guns, Shakra, Motorhead, Krokus, Kiss and more…
 
Track listing:
01. Ruled By Machines
02. Last Stop Before Hell
03. Breaking All The Rules
04. Here Comes Trouble
05. Blood Sweat & Tears
06. Love At First Bite
07. Looking For Love
08. Prime Evil
09. Voodoo Woman
10. Fighting The Demons
11. Breakout
 

 
Tue
16
Oct

NEAL MORSE BAND Set Jan 25 for 'The Great Adventure'

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Friday, January 25, 2019
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THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals)—will take fans on THE GREAT ADVENTURE with their latest double concept album due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Worldwide. It will be available in three formats: a two CD package, two CD/DVD Special Edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4 on Radiant Records’ website.
 
The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, which critics hailed as “a masterpiece,” will be the ninth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but the one that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been THE NEAL MORSE BAND.
 
“Let the great adventure now begin…” The closing line of THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, has proved to be strangely prophetic. The new album is exactly that: a perfect companion piece to TSOAD’s partial retelling of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. It has everything that fans would expect from an album by THE NEAL MORSE BAND, and more: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet. 
 
As Neal Morse explains, “This band continues to amaze me! I have to say it was a little daunting to follow up THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM as it was such a special album and it delivered every night at our concerts, but I believe that THE GREAT ADVENTURE will have a tremendous impact as well. This new double album is everything that I hoped it would be! I listened through last night and I was in tears at the end!“
 
Mike Portnoy emphatically agrees. He says, “How do you follow an epic double concept album??? Well, create another epic double concept album!! Hahaha. I always knew topping THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM was going to be difficult, if not impossible, as I held it in such high regard, but alas, I am absolutely blown away with what we achieved here! We’ve created what is the ultimate companion to TSOAD.”
 
“Sometimes there are things that you just can’t mess with,” Randy George continues. “On THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM we tapped into something special. I was sure that the follow up should be something quite different, but you have to follow your heart and follow the music where it wants to go. THE GREAT ADVENTURE is nothing short of a miracle. It’s similar to SIMILITUDE in concept and form, but yet it’s tougher and deeper in its tone! This is a powerful work and I look forward to playing it live!
 
True to the album’s title, the creative process was indeed a “great adventure.” Unlike many previous Morse albums, which have often been written and arranged within weeks, this time around these prolific and world-class musicians spent almost a year working on the end result, producing an abundance of top quality material. This meant some ruthless decision-making: some already completed songs and characters had to go, and-–with studio time running out–new links and ideas were being composed and recorded up to the eleventh hour. “A lot of work and re-work has gone into this,” says Morse, “but I know that some of the most successful and far-reaching albums I’ve been involved with have been just like that. SOLA SCRIPTURA and Spock’s Beard’s SNOW album come to mind.”
 
Another key question that had to be addressed in the studio was how to pull all the ideas together into a coherent whole. In the end, what unlocked this “adventure” for Morse was the realization that THE GREAT ADVENTURE needed a new voice and perspective. This time, it is that of the Pilgrim’s abandoned son, a younger, perhaps angrier, voice than was heard on THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM.
 
THE NEAL MORSE BAND will bring THE GREAT ADVENTURE to fans worldwide with a new round of headlining tour dates, which begin February 2, 2019 in Nashville at City Winery. For ticket information and VIP ticket sales go to www.radiantrecords.com. Check them out at any of the following stops, with more shows to be added in the coming months:
 
DATE                CITY                                         VENUE
 
Sat 2/2              Nashville, TN                             City Winery
Sun 2/3             Tampa, FL                                 The Ritz (Cruise To The Edge Pre-Cruise Party)
Mon 2/4            Tampa, FL                                 Cruise To The Edge 2019 (through February 9)    
Sun 2/10           Atlanta, GA                               City Winery
Mon 2/11           Charlotte, NC                             Neighborhood Theatre
Tue 2/12            Baltimore, MD                           Soundstage
Wed 2/13          Jersey City, NJ                          White Eagle Hall
Fri 2/15             Boston, MA                               The Sinclair
Sat 2/16            Philadelphia, PA                        Keswick Theatre
Sun 2/17           Westbury NY                             The Space at Westbury
Mon 2/18           Montréal, QUE.                          Club Soda
Tue 2/19            Quebec City, QUE.                    Salle Sylvain Lelievre
Thu 2/21            Toronto, ONT.                            Opera House
Fri 2/22             Pittsburgh, PA                           Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sat 2/23            Cleveland, OH                            Beachland Ballroom
Sun 2/24           Detroit, MI                                 The Crofoot Ballroom
Tue 2/26            St. Charles, IL                           Arcada Theatre
Wed 2/27          St. Louis, MO                            Delmar Hall
Thu 2/28            Dallas, TX                                  Gas Monkey Live
Fri 3/1               Lawrence, KS                            Granada Theatre
Sat 3/2              Denver, CO                                Summit Music Hall
Tue 3/5             Seattle, WA                              The Triple Door
Wed 3/6            Portland, OR                             Hawthorne Theatre
Thu 3/7             San Francisco, CA                     Slim's
Fri 3/8               Whittier, CA                              The Whittier Center Theatre
Sat 3/9              Chandler, AZ                             Bogle Theatre (Chandler Center For The Arts)
 
Sun 3/24           London, United Kingdom Islington Assembly Hall
Mon 3/25           Paris, France                             The Alhambra
Tue 3/26            Tilburg, Netherlands                   O13
Wed 3/27          Esch /Alzette, Luxembourg         Rockhal Esch Sur Alzette
Fri 3/29             Koln, Germany                          Kantine
Sat 3/30            Copenhagen, Denmark               Viften
Sun 3/31           Goteborg, Sweden                     Stora Teatern
Mon 4/1            Stockholm, Sweden                   Skandiascenen
Wed 4/3            Berlin, Germany             Heimathafen
Thu 4/4             Hamburg, Germany                    Markthalle
Fri 4/5               Leipzig, Germany                       Halle d / Werk 2
Sat 4/6              Warsaw, Poland                        Progresja
Sun 4/7             Brno, Czech Republic                 SONO Music Club
Tue 4/9             Munich, Germany                      Technikum
Wed 4/10          Pratteln, Switzerland                  Z7 Konzertfabrik
Thu 4/11            Lyon, France                             C.C.O. 
Fri 4/12             Trezzo sull'Adda MI, Italy            Live Club
Sat 4/13            Barcelona, Spain                       Salamandra 1
Sun 4/14           Madrid, Spain                            Sala Mon
 
 
 
Mon
15
Oct

Ulterium Line Up INNERWISH Reissues

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Friday, November 23, 2018
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Ulterium Records are proud to present re-issues of the first three albums from the Greek melodic metallers InnerWish! "Waiting For The Dawn", "Silent Faces" and "Inner Strength" will be reissued on CD, digital and for the first time on vinyl on November 23rd via Ulterium Records.
 
InnerWish - Waiting for the Dawn (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD039)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122850

Track listing
01. Spacerunner
02. Lord of Truth
03. Beyond My Soul
04. Last Thing I'll Remember
05. Carry Your Cross
06. Ready for Attack
07. The Waves of Destiny
08. Have You Ever...?
09. Waiting For the Dawn
10. Nightfall (Bonus Track)

 
 
InnerWish - Silent Faces (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD040)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122874

Track listing
01. Dancer of the Storm
02. Hold Me Tight
03. If I Could Turn Back Time
04. Midnight Call
05. Hold On
06. Silent Faces
07. Dreadful Signs
08. Set Me Free
09. Riding on the Wind
10. Realms of Tomorrow

 
 
InnerWish - Inner Strength (re-issue)
Ulterium Records 2018 (ULTCD041)
 
Music style: Melodic metal
Release date: November 23rd
EAN: 0750253122898

Track listing
01. Trivial
02. Travellers In Time
03. Far Away
04. Lonely Lady
05. Bleeding Soul
06. Feel the Magic
07. Eye of the Storm
08. Final Prophecy
09. Never Let You Down
10. Dreamer of the Night
11. Inner Strength
12. Gates of Fire

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Fri
12
Oct

FICTION SYXX New Album 'The Alternate Me' Artwork Revealed

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MelodicRock Records recently launched the first title to be part of the new initiative called Premium Preorder.
 
The debut album from new AOR stars HEARTS ON FIRE is out officially October 19, but those that signed up have been enjoying the full album for a few weeks now.
 
Premium Preorder will be used on select projects, to give the artists involved the extra resources needed to complete them. These will be carefully selected releases signed to MRR, that will allow the fans to get closer to the artists involved and get exclusive insights into the progress of the album and also be the first to receive the completed product.
 
MRR Premium Preorder will available to anyone interested in the projects, but only for a select period of time once announced.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY OF TWO FULL TRACKS WITH #3 DUE NEXT WEEK!
 
 

 

MRR is excited to announce the second Premium Preorder campaign will be for the second studio album from progressive melodic rockers FICTION SYXX.
 
 
FICTION SYXX is dialling in on their sophomore release, ‘The Alternate Me’!
 
The line-up had one change - Larry Hart (King Kobra/Montrose) on bass guitar takes over for Tony “The Fretless Monster” Franklin.  This release is focused more on the core than their debut release ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. There are no guest artists on this one and JK Northrup & Mark Lanoue share the lead guitar duties. Prepare for a mix of melody, harmony, soaring slide, and at times SHRED!
 
Fiction Syxx is:
Mark Allen Lanoue - Lead Vocals & Guitar
JK Northrup - Guitar, B. Vocals & Production
Rory Faciane - Drums
Larry Hart - Bass
Eric Ragno - Keyboards
 
There will be 11 tracks … plus bonus material for Premium Preorder supporters.
 
MRR and FICTION SYXX are excited to launch one full track right now – the epic album opening track ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. PP supporters will get a WAV file of this track delivered to them shortly, along with another full length mixed and completed track, plus an exclusive video of JK Northrup in the studio discussing this track.
 
MRR/FS2 Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Standard inclusions in the PP Packs include the following:
 
- Exclusive ‘Longbox’ Cardboard Sleeve Slipcover CD Packaging
- WAV file of debut track
- Additional fully mastered, completed song
- Weekly updates from the artist
- Exclusive Advance Release Date, receiving the CD weeks ahead of an official release
- Names included in the CD booklet
- Additional demos and completed tracks sampled along the way
- Digital Download of completed release ahead of shipping of CD
- Airmail shipping cost included
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 
Fri
12
Oct

FAITHSEDGE Wrapping Up Recording Album #4

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Faithsedge is wrapping up the recording for their fourth album due 1st quarter of 2019 
 
Fronted by singer / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia vocals were tracked by Jeff Pogan at Costa Mesa recording studios. 
 
The album also marks the return of former Stryper bassist Tim Gaines holding up the rhythm section with Mr. Big / Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr. Bass tracking was done in Arizona and drum tracking in Los Angeles. 
 
Former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso will be doing all the guitar work for the album along with producing mixing and mastering of the album at The New Cube studios in Italy.
 
The album is promised to be a return to the melodic sounds of 80's arena rock but also with a mix of progressive and metal . 
 
Included is a photo of singer Giancarlo Floridia and Jeff Pogan at Costa Mesa studios 
 
For updates and info please check out www.faithsedgemusic.com
 
 
Thu
11
Oct

JEROME MAZZA Solo Album 'Outlaw Son' Out Nov 23

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Friday, November 23, 2018
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Escape Music is pleased and delighted to announce the release date of JEROME MAZZA latest album title “Outlaw Son”.
 
Jerome Mazza – Outlaw Son
Release Date: November 23
Catalogue Number: ESM324
 
Track list: Neverland / Immortal / The Dark Side / Streets On Fire / The Last Goodbye / Undercover Love / Song For The People / Save The Best ‘Til Last / Crossfire / Calm Before The Storm / Outlaw Son / Unfinished Business
 
Jerome Mazza – Lead & Background vocals
Tommy Denander – Guitars / Keyboards
Steve Overland – Backing vocals
Brian Anthony – Bass
Chris Metzger – Drums / percussion

Produced by: Khalil Turk & Tommy Denander

Mixed and Mastered by: Brian J Anthony
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

Jerome Mazza is a singer / songwriter born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania.
At the age of 8 he taught himself how to play the guitar and sing after being influenced by guitarist and singer Mark Farner (Grand Funk).

Playing guitar and singing through his teenage years Jerome joined his first band at age 19 and toured the east coast in various rock and pop bands. He started writing songs at age 25 and was very influenced by progressive rock band Kansas.

In 1990 Jerome became the vocalist for Christian metal band Angelica. To this day the album “Walking in Faith” by Angelica remains their most respected release.

Moving on to 2015 Jerome recorded a solo album and then joined forces with Torben Enevoldsen for the band “Pinnacle Point”. It was at this point that Khalil from Escape music approached Jerome when he discovered Jerome on YouTube singing for the band “Pinnacle Point”. Khalil invited Jerome to sing with Steve Walsh on the song “Born In Fire” on the new Steve Walsh CD “Black Butterfly” (Nov 2017 ESM311). Jerome’s performance was so outstanding that Khalil asked him to be a guest to sing additional songs on the Steve Walsh “Black Butterfly” album. It was an easy decision for Jerome to make and the result was explosive!

It became obvious that Jerome should record a new solo album and here it is in all its glory! This is a masterpiece of melodic rock featuring Jerome’s incredible vocal range. With backing from musicians that were also featured on the Steve Walsh “Black Butterfly” album, this will be one of the most talked about releases of the year!

www.Escape-Music.com

 
Tue
09
Oct

KINGS X Sign To Golden Robot Records For 2019 Album

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Rock Legends Join Golden Robot Records
Set to Release First New Album in Over a Decade in 2019
 
Australia’s leading international independent record label, Golden Robot Records continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. The label is absolutely thrilled to announce that globally revered, Billboard-charting rock icons KING’S X are now part of their ever-growing international roster.
 
KING’S X recently signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records which will see their long-awaited forthcoming new album released worldwide in 2019 via Golden Robot Records’ partners in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
 
"I’m really excited to release the next KING’S X album with Mark, Derek and the crew at Golden Robot! May the groove be with us all,” says vocalist/bassist dUg Pinnick. Guitarist Ty Tabor adds, "I'm looking forward to working with Golden Robot Records!"
 
Drummer Jerry Gaskill adds, "It's been a while since we've made a record. During that time, I've been thinking, when and if we make a new record, I want it to be the best we can do. I want to believe in it. I want to make it great, whatever it takes. I don't want to just make another KING'S X record. I think and hope that we are in that place. I think and hope its time and I feel good about the team we'll be working with at Golden Robot Records. I'm going do my best. Let's do this thing.”
 
"When we started to talk to KING’S X about signing with Golden Robot in the U.S. and we met dUg in LA a few times, I knew 100% that we would end up working with them. I’m loving the fact they are still the original members and I really believe this new album will be there best yet! It's incredible how many people inside the industry – and I'm talking about very well-known musicians – love these guys and can’t wait for a new album. We are all very excited indeed,” says Mark Alexander-Erber, Group Founder and President.
 
“I am delighted to finally be able to work with one the most respected, creative rock bands of the past 30+ years. KING’S X is not only a superb rock band with an ardent fan base, but are also a ‘musician musicians’ band. Golden Robot Records is determined to finally help KING'S X receive the worldwide recognition it fully deserves,” says Derek Shulman, Executive Chairman of Worldwide Expansion.
 
Since the release of their debut record, Out Of The Silent Planet, in 1988, KING’S X released a dozen albums that have seen them rightfully earn their place on the rock royalty family tree. Fusing progressive metal, funk and soul grooves with vocal arrangements rooted in blues, gospel and even the British Invasion era influences, KING’S X created a style all their own which continues to be an inspiration for bands to this day.
 
Featuring vocalist and bassist Doug Pinnick, guitarist Ty Tabor and drummer Jerry Gaskill, KING’S X have never changed their line-up, a rarity in the music world and a testament to the band and musicians and friends.
 
Critically acclaimed from the start, KING’S X are musician’s musicians, name-dropped by everyone from Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies to Iron Maiden and Blue Murder for their instrumental prowess. Pearl Jam's bassist Jeff Ament even declared that "KING'S X invented grunge”. They also enjoyed a long life via the David Letterman Show with their track, “We Were Born To Be Loved” (from 1990’s Faith Hope Love), also a favorite of the Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra to play during commercial breaks.
 
In 1992, KING’S X signed to Atlantic Records/Megaforce Records, released three albums and toured with bands as diverse as Scorpions, Type O Negative and Pearl Jam. In the early 2000’s, KING’S X released three studio albums and their first official live album via Metal Blade Records. In 2005, the band signed to German-based progressive music specialty label, InsideOut Music, and released Ogre Tones, an album described as a return to the bands classic sound. KING’S X forged ahead with new albums, DVD’s and tours up until 2012, when drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a major heart attack. The band then quickly compiled an exclusive live release from their archives entitled, Burning Down Boston. The proceeds of which went directly to assisting Gaskill with his medical expenses. They rolled on for two more years until Jerry suffered another heart attack, which resulted in him having a double bypass operation and ultimately led to the band taking an indefinite hiatus.
 
This break didn’t last long, as they were back on the road in mid-2015, shortly afterward announcing they would begin work on a new studio album. This would be the band’s first since 2008’s XV. KING’S X began meetings with Golden Robot Records management in Los Angeles in early 2017, eventually signing a global deal in October 2018.
 
While it’s been a decade since KING’S X have released a new record, the wait has definitely been worth it! Watch this space for news on the forthcoming album in the very near future.

 

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Tue
09
Oct

JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE Sign With SPV/Steamhammer

Friday, February 8, 2019
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Debut album Mama Said Rock Is Dead scheduled for 8 February 2019

Lead single 'Lolita' out on 23 November 2018

What started some six years ago as an 80s rock show paying tribute to icons such as Van Halen, Motley Crue, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi has long developed into a hot, autonomous act  with fantastic songs and an impressive stage show: John Diva & The Rockets Of Love, a flamboyant rock band in true 80s style, graced with a talent for breathing fresh air into the classic rock music genre, are scheduled to release their debut album Mama Said Rock Is Dead on Steamhammer/SPV on 8 February 2019. 23 November 2018 will see the arrival of their lead single 'Lolita', supported by a congenial video clip featuring scantily clad girls and sunny beach scenes. The second single 'Rock´n`Roll Heaven' will be out on 18 January 2019, masterly presented Tarantino-style in a dusty Western-type desert landscape. The twelve songs were produced by Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker, among others), with Chris von Rohr (Krokus, Gotthard) involved as creative supervisor.

Alongside frontman/womanizer John Diva as the musical and visual focus, the band includes guitarists Snake Rocket and J.J. Love, bassist Remmie Martin and drummer Lee Stingray Jr. John Diva & The Rockets Of Love have performed their spectacular shows in recent years in front of thousands of fans, three times at the Wacken Open Air (2014, 2015 and 2018), at the 2016 Turock Festival in Essen and at the Hamburg Harley Days in summer 2018, among others.

In view of the upcoming releases, John Diva & The Rockets Of Love look forward to a fruitful collaboration with SPV: 'Our shelves are chock-a-block with countless important albums that came out on Steamhammer in recent years. So in a way we've arrived exactly where we belong!'

 
SPV/Steamhammer A&R Olly Hahn is unmistakably proud of his latest signing: 'In John Diva & The Rockets Of Love we've without a doubt enlisted one of the best live acts on the current scene. Now they're set to prove their brilliant compositional skills, too.'
 
JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love - Live 2018/2019

2018
19.10. ES-Mallorca - Full Metal Holiday
27.10. DE-Vechta - Gulfhaus
02.11. DE-Lobeck - Radio BOB! Nacht
24.11. DE-Siegburg - Kubana
08.12. DE-Oberhausen - Kulttempel/Nikolaut (sold out)
14.12. DE-Erlensee - Erlensee rockt
22.12. DE-Solingen - Cobra

2019
08.02. DE-Hagen - Stadthalle (album release show)
09.02. DE-Bensheim - Rex

Tour Agency: www.seaside-touring.com

 
Sat
06
Oct

BRETT WALKER 'Last Parade' Available For Pre-order Now

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Friday, November 23, 2018
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BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” – The Complete Unreleased Archives 6CD Box Set
 
Available now for pre-order. Release Date TBC (Currently Scheduled for November 23)
 
 
$99 (includes airmail shipping worldwide) ‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
 
 
After considerable work and time, the BRETT WALKER Archives Box is finally available for pre-order.
 
As previously revealed, the set features 6 discs spanning Brett’s entire career.
The audio has been meticulously remastered and perfected by JK Northrup, then further analysed and organised over several months by myself and has now been sequenced into what I consider six beautifully flowing albums. In total there is over 100 songs, with almost all of them previously unreleased.
 
INCLUDED AS PART OF THE $99 SET:
 
The 6 discs are split again into 2 volumes, each housing the 3CDs in a regular size jewelcase, with the usual full artwork packaging all MRR releases have.
 
These two volumes are then housed in a longbox slipcase, accompanied by an equal sized deluxe 24 page booklet featuring photos, credits and especially written liner notes from the people that knew Brett best and/or worked with him – his wife Sheron Hope Walker, Magnus Soderqvist, Derek Oliver, David Prater, Matt MacKelvie, Tommy “Mugs” Cain, Brian Brinkerhoff, Nick Gilder, Bryan Lynn Jones and of course, my own experiences working with Brett and some insight behind the construction of this project.
 
In addition to the physical product detailed about, the Box Set price includes exclusive access to an special weblink which will contain digital versions of all the tracks from the CDs as well as extensive bonus material that couldn’t fit on the discs. The details of the bonus material will be announced soon.
 
VOLUME ONE - FOUNDATIONS
 
Disc One:
The Early Years – Solo Demos & 91-93 Demos (Quality Varies Throughout)
 
Disc Two:
Person To Person & More – The Complete P2P Recordings
 
Disc Three:
Album Cuts – The Alt-Mixes & Alt Versions
 
VOLUME TWO – THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS
 
Disc Four:
The Unreleased AOR Vaults – Part One The AOR Anthems
 
Disc Five:
The Unreleased AOR Vaults – Part Two More Anthems & Guest Spots
 
Disc Six:
Midwestern Moods - The Unreleased Midwestern Vaults
 
 
 
 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” Ltd Ed Box Set is priced at $99 (includes shipping, airmail worldwide)
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
There is one additional option available now, due to the re-configuration of the project.
 
Pre-order now:
 
 
 

 
 
For those that aren't interested in the full box set with all the exclusive extras and bonus material, you can simply purchase either one of the 3-Disc sets as a stand alone product. These are packaged as regular shrinkwrapped jewelcases.
 
 
Pre-order BRETT WALKER “LAST PARADE” CDs ONLY - Volume 1 (Discs 1, 2, 3)($35 - includes airmail shipping)
 
 
 
 
Pre-order BRETT WALKER “LAST PARADE” CDs ONLY Volume 2 (Discs 4, 5, 6)($35 - includes airmail shipping)
 
 

 

 
Fri
05
Oct

JOHNNY GIOELI Solo Debut 'One Voice' Out Dec. 7

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Friday, December 7, 2018
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If you are unfamiliar with the name Johnny Gioeli and the bands he is involved with, Hardline, Crush 40, and Axel Rudi Pell, then you have simply missed out on one of the most gifted voices to grace the hard rock genre in the past 25 years!
 
Gioeli will release his very first solo effort, entitled “One Voice”, via Frontiers Music Srl on December 7th. The title “One Voice” is a tribute to the fans who have supported Gioeli’s career for decades. Musically, of the album, Johnny says, “I love guitar driven rock. I love songs that have a direct impact, gets you thinking and puts you in a positive frame of mind.”
 
When asked why he decided to do a solo album at this point in his career, Gioeli says, “[c]reating music is my life. Starting with a pin needle of an idea and cultivating that idea into a song that has an effect on someone has always fulfilled me musically. When a young man in my hometown had a life changing accident leaving him paralyzed, I knew I wanted to do something special. I wanted to make this solo album to help him with some of the enormous costs associated with rehabilitation. I also knew that those who love the music I make are fans for life and I knew they would help too. It’s a testament to the beautiful hearts that circle this globe. I woke one morning with the title ‘One Voice’ in my head knowing that I need air from others to sing. I am so proud of this uplifting album. It’s been said that it is the ‘feel good album of the 21st century’. I’m grateful for those words.”
 
The aforementioned ‘young man’ is Joe Barber. A large portion of the money raised for this album through a Pledge campaign is going directly to Joe and his family to help him and his family with needs his recovery and the associated medical costs.
 
“‘One Voice’ is the sum of my efforts to bring a world together for the love of music”, muses Gioeli. “If you can imagine fans from all parts of the world. the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, Australia etc.all of them coming together to donate money to a kid they don’t even knowit’s a testament to the song ‘One Voice’. We are ‘One Voice’ together, we are love and hope forever, we are one world that matters, so let’s all just help each other.”
 
Of the team that helped him craft this album in the studio, Johnny says, “I have an extremely talented group of musicians performing with me on ‘One Voice’. Eric Gadrix on guitar, who wrote the musical compositions, Marco di Salvia on drums, Nik Mazzucconi on bass, and my Hardline bandmate Alessandro del Vecchio on keys, who is also my trusted producer, engineer and lil’ brother. A powerhouse band I will take on the road. Making this record was a labor of love, for sure. I spent countless days and nights in my studio thinking, singing, recording and making sure I loved it before you, the fans, got a chance to love it. I wanted to paint a picture I hope everyone wants to hang on their wall. ‘One Voice’ is that painting.”
 
“One Voice” Tracklisting:
1. Drive
2. It
3. One Voice
4. Mind Melt
5. Running
6. Deeper
7. Let Me Know
8. Hit Me Once, Hit Ya Twice
9. Price We Pay
10. Out Of Here
11. Oh Fathers
 
PRODUCED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
MUSICIANS:
Johnny Gioeli: Vocals
Eric Gadrix: Guitars
Nik Mazzucconi: Bass
Marco Di Salvia: Drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards
 
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Thu
04
Oct

GOTTHARD Lineup 'Defrosted 2' Double Album

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GOTTHARD PRESENTS AN ACOUSTIC TIMETABLE THROUGH MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF BAND HISTORY:
"DEFROSTED 2" APPEARS ON DECEMBER 7, 2018
 
"Defrosted" released in 1997 - was GOTTHARD’s very first live album. Still to this day it’s seen as a cult-milestone within the bands career that helped establish their reputation as the most successful band from Switzerland. For more than 25 years, GOTTHARD have thrived in the global spotlight; with a career that includes 16 No.1-albums, over three million records sold, multiple awards and over 2000 shows all over the planet.
 
And now, 21 years after the first edition, GOTTHARD return to SONY Switzerland and Nuclear Blast with »Defrosted 2«, an ultimate unplugged-compilation of GOTTHARD’s greatest hits. "Defrosted 2" combines the pride of their lengthy career by showcasing 22 of the bands most iconic tracks. It provides a perfect cross section of the bands formidable career that can be appreciated by all.
 
Before the release of »Defrosted 2«, which will be available in both Ecolbook and 4-vinyl formats in December, GOTTHARD will release driving rock‘n‘roll track “Bye Bye Caroline“ as the first single this Friday. As one of two brand new songs on the album the song was lyrically inspired by STATUS QUO‘s 1973 hit "Caroline" and was created with Francis Rossi himself, on the last Rock Meets Classic Tour.
 
“I got to know Leo and Nic at the shows we did together this spring“ explains Rossi. “On the Rock Meets Classic-Tour, there was a comradeship that I haven‘t experienced like this in over 50 years. Leo, Nic and I perfectly got along with each other right from the start, so one evening, I went over to GOTTHARD‘s backstage room with my guitar and we started jamming. Nic immediately started singing some cool melodies to it and Leo said, that the song somehow had to contain "Caroline". Only months later, Rossi invited both of them to his house in London to record “Bye Bye Caroline“ in his home-studio. Whilst in London the band also recorded an accompanying video for the single.
 
"Defrosted 2" was produced by Leo Leoni in collaboration with Nicolo Fragile and as usual, Charlie Bauerfeind was responsible for the mix. A lovingly selected array of sophisticated acoustic arrangements and with two and a half decades of hits, GOTTHARD celebrate exuberantly great moments, quiet memories and unsurpassed riffs on »Defrosted 2«– the pre-order starts on October 5th, 2018.
 
Tracklist "Defrosted 2"
 
CD 1:
01. MISS ME
02. OUT ON MY OWN
03. BANG
04. SWEET LITTLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER
05. BEAUTIFUL
06. FEEL WHAT I FEEL
07. HUSH
08. REMEMBER IT’S ME
09. STAY WITH ME
10. TEQUILA SYMPHONY
11. MOUNTAIN MAMA
 
CD 2:
12. WHY
13. C’EST LA VIE
14. ONE LIFE ONE SOUL
15. TELL ME
16. STARLIGHT
17. SISTER MOON
18. RIGHT ON
19. LIFT U UP
20. HEAVEN
21. ANYTIME ANYWHERE
22. SMOKE ON THE WATER
23. BYE BYE CAROLINE (Acoustic version)
24. WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE (Acoustic version)
 
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FANCLUB ONLINE: www.gotthard.com
 
Wed
03
Oct

FICTION SYXX New Album 'The Alternate Me' Announced as New MRR Premium Preorder

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MelodicRock Records recently launched the first title to be part of the new initiative called Premium Preorder.
 
The debut album from new AOR stars HEARTS ON FIRE is out officially October 19, but those that signed up have been enjoying the full album for a few weeks now.
 
Premium Preorder will be used on select projects, to give the artists involved the extra resources needed to complete them. These will be carefully selected releases signed to MRR, that will allow the fans to get closer to the artists involved and get exclusive insights into the progress of the album and also be the first to receive the completed product.
 
MRR Premium Preorder will available to anyone interested in the projects, but only for a select period of time once announced.
 
 
MRR is excited to announce the second Premium Preorder campaign will be for the second studio album from progressive melodic rockers FICTION SYXX.
 
 
FICTION SYXX is dialling in on their sophomore release, ‘The Alternate Me’!
 
The line-up had one change - Larry Hart (King Kobra/Montrose) on bass guitar takes over for Tony “The Fretless Monster” Franklin.  This release is focused more on the core than their debut release ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. There are no guest artists on this one and JK Northrup & Mark Lanoue share the lead guitar duties. Prepare for a mix of melody, harmony, soaring slide, and at times SHRED!
 
Fiction Syxx is:
Mark Allen Lanoue - Lead Vocals & Guitar
JK Northrup - Guitar, B. Vocals & Production
Rory Faciane - Drums
Larry Hart - Bass
Eric Ragno - Keyboards
 
There will be 11 tracks … plus bonus material for Premium Preorder supporters.
 
MRR and FICTION SYXX are excited to launch one full track right now – the epic album opening track ‘Tall Dark Secrets’. PP supporters will get a WAV file of this track delivered to them shortly, along with another full length mixed and completed track, plus an exclusive video of JK Northrup in the studio discussing this track.
 
MRR/FS2 Premium Preorder is available today for just $30
 
Standard inclusions in the PP Packs include the following:
 
- Exclusive ‘Longbox’ Cardboard Sleeve Slipcover CD Packaging
- WAV file of debut track
- Additional fully mastered, completed song
- Weekly updates from the artist
- Exclusive Advance Release Date, receiving the CD weeks ahead of an official release
- Names included in the CD booklet
- Additional demos and completed tracks sampled along the way
- Digital Download of completed release ahead of shipping of CD
- Airmail shipping cost included
 
Stay tuned for more and PREORDER NOW!
 
 

 
Mon
01
Oct

LION'S SHARE Recalls Three Original Members For New EP

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Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE is making a new five track EP available on streaming services and digital service providers today, September 28.
"EP" is the follow-up to 2009’s "Dark Hours" album and includes a re-recording of the LION’S SHARE classic “Sins Of A Father” - the opening track on the band’s seelf- titled debut from 1995.    

"It was a blast to revisit the song together with Andy Loos (bass) and Kay Backlund (keyboards) who also did the original version with me back in the day. Sure brought back a lot of good and crazy memories.” LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says.

The EP also features “Another Desire” and “The Lion’s Trial”, both previously only available as lyric videos.

LION'S SHARE lead singer Nils Patrik Johansson says: “Lars and I have always worked very well together, and at this point it feels the most natural to keep LION’S SHARE as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed. We of course have Andy and Kay, but also my son Nils Fredrik Johansson helping out on drums. Actually it’s more or less the same team that did my solo album “Evil Deluxe” earlier this year when I think about it.”

“As a special bonus we included two Black Sabbath covers, live from the “Sweden Rock - Ronnie James Dio Tribute” in October 2010, where LION’S SHARE was the house band if you will with various guests coming up to do a song or two with us. It’s taken directly from the eight channel drum monitor mixer, so it’s 100% live without any chance to repair or edit. We think it captures the raw energy of the band in front of an absolutely brilliant crowd that night.” adds Lars.

LION’S SHARE “EP” tracklist:
1. Another Desire
2. The Lion’s Trial
3. Sins Of A Father (2018 re-recording)
4. The Mob Rules (Live from the Sweden Rock - Ronnie James Dio Tribute 2010)
5. Heaven And Hell (Live from the Sweden Rock - Ronnie James Dio Tribute 2010)

Feel free to add songs from the EP to your Spotify playlists: https://play.spotify.com/album/54rU13DsZupRyXVuyyjf3L

Lyric video for “Sins Of A Father” - https://youtu.be/Xp1mtvDyjFM
Lyric video for “The Lion’s Trial” - https://youtu.be/2j9dfc69WDI

 
Fri
28
Sep

BONFIRE Announce Double Covers Album To Accompany 'Legends' Tour

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Friday, October 19, 2018
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A special release by German hard'n'heavy legends BONFIRE! The band delivers an extensive covers album, titled "Legends", on October 19th.

Find out more about their upcoming "Bonfire And Friends" tour here: www.bonfireandfriends.de

CD1
01. Africa
02. Hold The Line
03. Rosanna
04. Man On The Silver Mountain
05. I Surrender
06. Stone Cold
07. Death Alley Driver
08. Black Masquerade
09. Burning Heart
10. Eye Of Tiger
11. Caught In The Game
12. Doctor Doctor
13. Lights Out
14. Rock Bottom
15. Child In Time

CD2
01. Jet City Woman
02. Silent Lucidity
03. Eyes Of A Stranger
04. Tears In The Rain
05. The First Time
06. Save Up All Your Tears
07. Hot Cherie
08. Dr. Love
09. Hallelujah
10. Rebellion
11. Heavy Metal Breakdown
12. Love Don't Lie
13. I Wanna Be Loved
14. King Of Dreams
15. Frei Wie Die Geier
16. Erinnerung
17. Alt Wie Ein Baum

 
Looks like the set will include the lead singers responsible for the hits listed above (Bobby Kimball, Johnny Gioeli, Joe Lynn Turner, Geoff Tate etc...) - as will the upcoming tour.
 
 
 
Thu
27
Sep

DAVE BICKLER Debuts New 'Darklight' Solo Album

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Former Survivor vocalist DAVE BICKLER has launched his long worked on solo album 'Darklight' onto all digital platforms as of today. The album has been a labor of love for the much loved vocalist. I'm told a CD and LP release will follow, but with no ETA as yet.
 
Dave's simple statement reads: "My new album "Darklight" is being released at MIDNIGHT! Remember, there's no light without dark, and there's more to light than meets the eye! Happy listening!"
 
Available on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Instagram/Facebook, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, MediaNet, and Shazam!
 

 
 
Thu
27
Sep

KISS Tribute Given New Name New Art & Bonus DVD

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Friday, October 19, 2018
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Star-Studded Salute To Hard Rock Legends KISS Receives A Very Special Reissue With New Title And All New Artwork!
 
Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet with guest performances by Bruce Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Lemmy Kilmister, Doug Aldrich, Dee Snider, Steve Lukather, Chris Jericho, C.C. DeVille, Dug Pinnick, Page Hamilton, Buzz Osbourne, and more!
 
Los Angeles, CA - An incredible line-up of world-class musicians and vocalists gathered together, under the helm of Grammy award-winning producers Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet, to recreate 11 classics from the catalog of one of music's greatest, best-loved bands, the icons of theatrical shock rock, the mighty KISS! Originally released as Spin The Bottle in 2004, the resulting album has received a complete makeover this year and will be reissued October 19 with all new artwork.
 
Now titled, Pure Fire - The Ultimate KISS Tribute, the album features unique combinations of A-list performers including former KISS member Bruce Kulick plus some of the bands biggest friends and fans including Tommy Shaw (Styx), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Buzz Osbourne (The Melvins), Dug Pinnick (King's X), C.C. DeVille (Poison) and so many more!

This special multi-media edition also comes with a bonus making-of DVD that features interviews and stories from the artists, including those who are no longer with us, recorded 14 years ago - it's like a beautifully preserved time capsule showing what these artists looked like, sang like and played like, and what they thought about KISS back then. Hear producer Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford , Lemmy , Greg Bissonette, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro,  Fred Coury, and many others share their personal stories and recollections about Paul, Gene, Ace & Peter. No self-respecting KISS fan should be without this release!

Track List:
DISC 1: CD
1. Detroit Rock City - Dee Snider, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza, John Tempesta
2. Love Gun - Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Tim Bogert, Jay Schellen
3. Cold Gin - Mark Slaughter, Ryan Roxy, Robben Ford, Phil Soussan, Steve Riley
4. King Of The Night Time World - Chris Jericho, Rich Ward, Mike Inez, Fred Coury
5. I Want You - Kip Winger, Paul Gilbert, Greg Bissonette
6. God Of Thunder - Buzz Osbourne, Bruce Kulick, Blasko, Carmine Appice
7. Calling Dr. Love - Page Hamilton, Mike Porcaro, Greg Bissonette
8. Shout It Out Loud - Lemmy Kilmister, Jennifer Batten, Bob Kulick, Samantha Maloney
9. Parasite - Dug Pinnick, Bob Kulick, John Alderete, Vinnie Colaiuta
10. Strutter - Phil Lewis, Gilby Clarke, Jeff Pilson, Bobby Rock
11. Stole Your Love - Robin McAuley, C.C. DeVille, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar

DISC 2: BONUS DVD
Interviews and stories with: Paul Gilbert, Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford, Lemmy, Greg Bissonette, C.C. DeVille, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro, Fred Coury, Jennifer Batten, Bobby Rock, Mark Slaughter, Page Hamilton, Tim Bogert, Steve Lukather, Samantha Maloney, Chris Jericho and Bruce Kulick

Pre-order the CD here: https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Fire-Ultimate-Tribute-Various/dp/B07G228VJT/

'After being friends with KISS, knowing them for years, playing on Paul's solo record, it was my pleasure to play on this tribute CD. And also working with Bob Kulick was great fun. I thought it came out great. It ROCKS!' - Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/ Beck, Bogert, Appice)

'I really liked the new arrangement they had and we screamed through it pretty fast. Wild combinations of players and singers, and in the end a very new twist to some KISS classics.' - Steve Lukather (Toto)

'KISS is and forever will be the most exciting band in the land!' - Kip Winger (Winger)

'What fun it is to do anything with Bob. Giving KISS some love. I tried to do Gene proud. We're all parasites, baby!!' - Dug Pinnick (King's X)

'I was thrilled to play on this record, especially with Mark Slaughter and Ryan Roxie, with whom I have played before. The song 'Cold Gin' was special for me because of one morning back in 1990 when I was awoken by a phone call from Gene Simmons inviting me to come up on stage to play a song with them that night. It was indeed a great moment for me!' - Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne)

'Such an honor to be included then and now, in this list of immensely talented musicians on this KISS tribute. Put your KISS face on and turn it up. Enjoy!!!' - Robin McAuley. ( MSG )

'Some seriously great performances by an insane bunch! Being involved on many of the assorted songs, I had the pleasure of enjoying all the different folks and the cool and varied interpretations they all were bringing to the table.' - David Glen Eisley (Giuffria/Dirty White Boy)

 
Wed
26
Sep

THEOCRACY ‘Mirror Of Souls’ Vinyl Edition Announced

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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited vinyl edition of the classic THEOCRACY album "Mirror of Souls". The vinyl edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide (350 copies with black discs and 150 copies with transparent discs) and the release date is set to November 23rd.
 
Matt Smith comments on the release:
"I can't believe it has been 10 years since the release of Mirror of Souls! I remember wondering if anyone would still care, since it had been so long since our first album...but thankfully, you guys did. It was a time of rapid-fire changes: adding band members, learning new recording techniques, and wondering if this crazy idea I had for a 23-minute song would actually work on record like it did in my head. Thank you for giving the album the life it has to this day, and for making those songs enduring standards that we still play at almost every Theocracy show. Cheers, and we hope you enjoy this vinyl release!"
 
Track listing
 
Side A
01. A Tower Of Ashes
02. On Eagles' Wings
03. Laying The Demon To Rest
 
Side B
01. Bethlehem
02. Absolution Day
 
Side C
01. The Writing In The Sand
02. Martyr
 
Side D
01. Mirror Of Souls
 
Theocracy online
 
Ulterium Records online
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Tue
25
Sep

REBELHOT Groove Back With 'Uncomfortableness' Oct 12

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Friday, October 12, 2018
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rebelHot is an Italian 4-piece band absolutely soaked in rootsy 70’s Rock influences. A mix of rock, blues and funk you can’t miss. Since releasing their debut album back in 2016, featuring Jason Patterson from “Cry Of Love” as special guest and mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio, rebelHot have already toured and also played at festivals around Europe with artists like “Y&T”, “The Darkness”, “Joe Lynn Turner”, “The Quireboys”, “Autograph”, “Skinny Molly” and many others.
 
Their long-awaited new album “Uncomfortableness” will be released world-wide on October 12 via Metalapolis Records and feature 10 brand new songs plus an exclusive bonus track on the vinyl edition. “Uncomfortableness” has been produced by rebelHot, recorded, mixed and mastered at their own P-Rose Studio by guitarist Paul Mainetti. The band recorded the majority of the record live directly into the studio mixing console and they’re very proud of this rough old-style result. No digital effects or overdubs were used, and it sounds live just like the 70s albums you're used to.
 
This new album has been enriched with some bluesy sounds like harmonica and female choirs in a few songs, while still maintaining that funky power and those southern sounds which are typical for the band.
 
“rebelHot is one of those bands that captures your attention from the first note, they are on the cutting edge of what Southern Rock is all about currently” - Luke Bradshaw (Skinny Molly)
“It's the best thing I've heard in a long time!” - Albin Linder (Jetbone)
 

 
Tracklist:
1. How Is Elvis
2. Hey Mama
3. Wheeler Dealer
4. High Heels, Hot Wheels
5. Sunday Morning
6. Mad Train
7. Keep On Keepin’ On
8. Love And Divine
9. Soul Stealer
10. Stand Up
 
The special edition vinyl will also feature and the exclusive Bonus Track “Shaky Ground”
 
Pre-order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/lxqtk2
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Mon
24
Sep

BRETT WALKER Rarities Box Set 'Last Parade' Track List Revealed

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SEPT 24 UPDATE
 
 
BRETT WALKER ‘Last Parade’ is an historic release - a box set of the late, great singer/songwriter’s career – with a difference.
Almost the entire box set is unreleased, never before heard material.
 
The tracks you do recognise are mostly in a different form. Ballad versions or rockers; instrumental pieces; alt-mixes; heavier guitar versions…you name it!
For the rest of the unreleased tracks, this set is a veritable treasure trove of classic BRETT WALKER, representing his various career paths – AOR, melodic rock, midwestern, acoustic – anthems, ballads and those classic singalong songs only Brett Walker can do.
For the first time, MRR is excited to announce the details of BRETT WALKER ‘Last Parade’ Box Set.
 
‘Last Parade’ will be a 6-disc box set (exact design TBC). The set will be priced at $99 (includes shipping, airmail worldwide)
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide and will not be re-pressed.
 
Pre-orders will be available THIS WEEK.
 
Those that do pre-order will receive a download of another full disc worth of audio that couldn’t fit or wasn’t quite suitable due to audio quality.

 
BRETT WALKER – “Last Parade” BOX SET TRACK LISTING
 
The Early Demos (Quality Varies Throughout)
 
01. Crossroads Motel (91-93 Demo)
02. Don’t Say Goodnight (Early Demo)
03. Better Than Goodbye (Early Demo)
04. Big Electric City (91-93 Demo)
05. Bad Time For Goodbye (Early Demo)
06. Hard To Find An Easy Way (91-93 Demo)
07. I’ll Be Seeing You Around (Early Demo)
08. Take Me Home (Early Demo)
09. No Sense In Falling (91-93 Demo)
10. More Than A Memory (91-93 Demo)
11. I’ll Never Be The Same (91-93 Demo)
12. One Foot In Heaven (Early Demo)
13. Never Gave Roses (Early Demo)
14. She Don’t Live Here Anymore (91-93 Demo)
15. Waiting For Love (Original Demo)
16. After The Tears Have Gone (Early Demo)
 
Album Cuts – The Alt Mixes/Alt Versions
 
01. Hard To Find An Easy Way (Early Solo Version)
02. It’s A Good Thing (Rock Mix)
03. Bad Time For Goodbye (Alt Mix)
04. American Dreamer (Rock Version)
05. Rain Dance (Rock Mix)
06. Everything I Want To Do (Piano Ballad Version)
07. Bring Back The Night (Alt Mix)
08. Long Way Down (Rock Mix)
09. Can’t Stay Too Long (Alt Mix)
10. Drown In Your Ocean (Edited Version)
11. Give A Little (Alt Mix)
12. Give Me Back Tomorrow (Solo Acoustic Version)
13. Rain Dance (Acoustic AOR Version)
14. Someday I’m Going To Be Famous (Original Demo)
15. Take Me Home (Raw Demo)
16. Better Than Goodbye (Rock Version)
17. Quicksand (Alt Mix)
 
Person To Person – The Complete Original Recordings
 
01. Undercover Lover (Brian Jones/Brett Walker Vocals)
02. Never Be The Same (Brian Jones/Brett Walker Vocals)
03. Lecia
04. Careless Nights
05. Hard To Find An Easy Way
06. No Shortcut To Paradise
07. Far Cry From Love
08. Waiting For Love
09. I’ll Never Be The Same
10. No Sense In Falling (Extended)
11. One Night Away
12. No Fire Without You (Keyboard Mix)
13. Outta Site
14. Eye For Love
15. More Than A Memory
16. Undercover Lover (Live)
17. Waiting For Your Love (Live)
18. Burning In The 3rd Degree (Live)
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 1 – The AOR Anthems
 
01. Still A Dream Away (Demo Version)
02. Branded
03. Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
04. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Brett Vocals; Guitar Mix)
05. After The Tears Have Gone
06. I’ll Be Seeing You Around
07. A Far Cry From Love (Faster Version)
08. Higher Ground
09. Who’s Gonna Be In Tears
10. So Close And Yet So Far Away
11. Heaven Stops The Rain
12. In This Crazy World
13. Still A World Away
14. One Foot In Heaven
15. On The Train Again
16. Countless
17. Last Parade
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 2 – More Anthems & Guest Spots
 
01. Always A Place
02. A Little Too Late
03. Fools Paradise
04. Heaven Only Knows
05. Wrong Side Of Love
06. Not About To Give In
07. All I Need Tonight (Guitar Mix)
08. Take Me To The River (Heavy Version)
09. No Reasons Of The Heart
10. Silver And Gold
11. Bring You To Life
12. Hard To Leave (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
13. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
14. She’s A Touch Like You (Carl Dixon Vocal)
15. A Taste Of Love (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
16. More Than A Memory (Carl Dixon Vocal)
17. One Good Reason (Carl Dixon Vocal)
18. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Michelle Rohl Vocal)
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 3 – The Midwestern Moods
 
01. Steady Love On Shaky Ground
02. I Know You’re Still Around
03. The World
04. Hit The Dream
05. Believe Me
06. Never Too Late
07. Good Enough (from Rock For Japan Comp)
08. Hard To Break
09. Catchin’ On (from SJV Sessions)
10. Alright By Me (from SJV Sessions)
11. Rights To Yesterday (from SJV Sessions)
12. Living On The Moon
13. Wherever
14. Photographic Life
15. Shine
16. Stranger In Town
17. Feels Like Forever
 
Pre-Order Exclusives - Digital Bonus Tracks
At least one additional disc worth of  extra tracks – several instrumental versions of known songs; a few more unreleased demos and some alt mixes that were sonically not up to the standard needed (due to the deterioration of old source tapes)
 

 

 
Fri
21
Sep

TEN Back Again With 'Illuminati' Due Nov 9

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Friday, November 9, 2018
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Hot on the heels of last year’s “Gothica”, UK hard rock stalwarts TEN are returning with a new album, “Illuminati”! 
 
The album promises to be one of the hallmarks of their 22+ years career, where fans will easily spot all the trademark textures and flavours they have come to expect from TEN, with a consistent and solid spark of creativity throughout. “Illuminati” continues to build upon the rich legacy that the great British rockers have established in their 20+ year career. Listen NOW to the first track from the album “Jericho”!
 
“Illuminati” is said to be an elite, secret organization of world leaders, business authorities, innovators, artists, and other influential members of the global society. A coalition that unites influencers of all political, religious, and geographical backgrounds to further the prosperity of the human species as a whole. The album “Illuminati” brings the band’s atmospheres and sounds and weaves them into a reel of mysteries, esoteric tales, and elaborate spells, evoking embers that spark the imagination courtesy of the classic songwriting of vocalist Gary Hughes.
 
Following the success of the recent string of albums, from “Albion” to “Gothica”, Hughes is joined once again by guitarists Dann Rosingana, Steve Grocott and John Halliwell along with bass player Steve McKenna, keyboard maestro Darrel Treece-Birch, and drummer Max Yates. On their fourth outing as a collective unit, the musicians in TEN have raised the bar even higher than they had previously. The album is full of stunning guitar work over a rich keyboard, bass, and drum tapestry with Hughes’ rich vocals once again bringing the nuances of the intricate lyrics to life.
 
“Illuminati” was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward. TEN’s longstanding professional association with Dennis has been ongoing since he mixed their 2011 album, “Stormwarning” and has always guaranteed albums with stunning sound and production.
 
Tracklisting:
1. Be As You Are Forever
2. Shield Wall
3. The Esoteric Ocean
4. Jericho
5. Rosetta Stone 
6. Illuminati
7. Heaven And The Holier-Than-Thou
8. Exile
9. Mephistopheles
10. Of Battles Lost And Won
 
Produced by: Gary Hughes
 
Line-Up:
Gary Hughes (Vocals) 
Dann Rosingana (Lead Guitars)
Steve Grocott (Lead Guitars) 
John Halliwell (Rhythm Guitars) 
Darrel Treece-Birch (Keyboards)
Steve McKenna (Bass)
Max Yates (Drums)
 
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Fri
21
Sep

VANDENBURG'S MOONKINGS Are 'Rugged And Unplugged' Nov 23

Friday, November 23, 2018
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New York, NY --- Vandenderg’s MoonKings and Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group will release Rugged and Unplugged globally on November 23. The album is a beautifully stripped back acoustic album which features songs from across Adrian Vandenberg’s career. From his first band Teaser as a 20 year old he has always used an acoustic guitar in his recordings, which along with the electric guitar creates the light and shade dynamic that is the cornerstone to all of his records.
 

 
“For me, the sign of whether a song is good or not, is whether it still stands up when it's completely stripped down to the bare essence of it,” says Vandenberg. He continues, “What I find with acoustic versions of songs you already know, is that they can touch you in a different way than the full band and even orchestral versions. You don't get 'impressed' by big guitars, drums and even orchestras. As a performer you can't hide behind all that, so what's left is the emotional content of the performance and the actual song.”
 
This project created the opportunity to strip down the big orchestral arrangements on songs such as ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ and ‘Breathing’ to just Vandenberg on acoustic guitar and the voice of Jan Hoving. His 1983 hit ‘Burning Heart’ gets a stunning reworking, “my favourite singers ever since my teens have always been guys like Paul Rodgers and David Coverdale.  Since I wrote this song in 1981, I've always pictured it sung by a singer with such a tone of voice and vocal abilities. Jan is absolutely such a singer as you can hear,” he explains. ‘One Step Behind’ has a graceful warmth and ‘Walk Away’ feels both intimate and anthemic.
 
Originally from Whitesnake’s 1989 album ‘Slip of the Tongue’, ‘Sailing Ships’ has a delicate beauty to it that makes the hairs on your arm stand up and has become a favourite and regular in the MoonKing’s live shows. ‘Out Of Reach’ is the only song that features drums, bass and violins and has a warm cascading elegance. The album closes with a new song, the instrumental 'Sundown'. Talking about it he says, “It was one of those beautiful early evenings in the late summer, the light turning pink, it was quiet and I was doodling away on my acoustic guitar. The melody that pretty much rolled off of my fingers really matched the vibe of that moment so I decided to record it and end the album with it. It felt like a very natural thing to do.”
 
Like the two MoonKings albums, ‘MoonKings’ (2014) and ‘MK II’ (2017) it was produced by Adrian Vandenberg himself. It was recorded between Vandenberg’s home studio and Jan Hoving’s farm which gives it the relaxed, intimate and natural feel, away from the clinical studio environment. It is Vandenberg and Hoving doing what they do and love the most, playing music straight from the heart.
 
The complete track listing features “What Doesn’t Kill You,” “Sailing Ships,” “Out Of Reach,” “One Step Behind,” “Burning Heart,” “Walk Away,” “Breathing,” and “Sundown.”  The album will be available in LP + MP3, CD, and digital formats.  A pre-order is now live here:  http://smarturl.it/VDBMK-DSP
 
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Fri
21
Sep

EDEN'S CURSE to release 'Testament - The Best Of Eden's Curse' on Nov 2

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Friday, November 2, 2018
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Eden's Curse are delighted to announce the details of their new release 'Testament - The Best Of Eden's Curse'.
 
'Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse' will be released by the band's long time label AFM Records on 2nd November 2018 and is a two disc CD set that features 14 songs, covering all five studio albums, on CD1 and a bonus disc 'The Best Of The Bonus Tracks' on CD2, which includes a brand new song 'Forever'.
 
'Forever' will be released as a single/lyric video on 12th October 2018 and was written by Paul Logue and Thorsten Koehne, mixed by the band's former drummer Pete Newdeck (Midnite City, Tainted Nation, Steve Grimmett) and mastered by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem band).
 
The full tracklisting for 'Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse' is as follows:
 
CD 1 – The Best Of Eden’s Curse
01. Symphony Of Sin
02. Masquerade Ball
03. Black Widow (Featuring Andi Deris)
04. The Great Pretender
05. Fly Away
06. No Holy Man (Featuring James Labrie)
07. Sell Your Soul
08. Jerusalem Sleeps
09. Unconditional (Featuring Liv Kristine)
10. Judgement Day
11. Jericho
12. Unbreakable
13. Evil & Divine
14. Angels & Demons (Featuring Pamela Moore)
Mixed & Mastered by Dennis Ward.
 
CD2: The Best Of The Bonus Tracks
01. Forever (New Song)
02. Man Against The World (2016)
03. Time To Breathe (2013)
04. Fallen From Grace (Acoustic)
05. Unchain The Night
06. Children Of The Tide (Piano)
07. Never The Sinner
08. Guardian Angel (Acoustic)
09. Prisoner Of The Past
10. Sail On (Acoustic)
11. After The Love Is Gone (Acoustic)
12. Fly Away (Acoustic)
13. The Voice Inside (Acoustic)
14. Eden's Curse (Acoustic)
 
“We have two very definite periods of the band, with two vocalists, almost like the Old and New Testaments, which was the influence behind the title and the artwork. Working closely with AFM we compiled a one disc collection that flows exactly like a concert setlist and gives the new listener a perfect introduction to our music and the avid fan a collection of the greatest songs in our arsenal“ stated bassist/founder Paul Logue.
 
Logue goes onto add “We are very much a band that listens to our fans and one thing we have been asked a lot is – can we have all the bonus tracks on one CD? It’s taken a while, but it’s here at last and with the added bonus of a brand new song called ‘Forever‘. I actually wrote ‘Forever‘ way back in 2005 for Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman’s solo album. His label pushed him in a more AOR direction, so I always kept this one on the back burner - ‘Sign Of The Cross‘ came from the same session. I always knew it would see the light of day and Thorsten and I reworked it and made it more in keeping with where we are today as a band. Back then, I had just read Dan Brown’s brilliant novel ‘Angels & Demons‘ and the lyrics are based around that whole story.“
‘Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse‘ will be released by AFM Records on 2nd November 2nd 2018.
 
You can pre-order your copy right here:
 
EDEN'S CURSE announces their return to the UK as special guests to Michael Schenker Fest on their 'Resurrection UK Tour' this November.
 
The run will also take in an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival, the band's first since 2009, a headline show at Fuel Rock Club, in Cardiff, Wales, Winterstorm festival & Winter's End festival.
 
5th Nov - O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
6th Nov - Institute, Birmingham, England
7th Nov - Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff, Wales (Headline show)
8th Nov - Hard Rock Hell XII, Pwllheli, Wales
9th Nov - O2 Academy, Newcastle, England
10th Nov - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England
11th Nov - Academy 1, Manchester, England
 
24th Nov, Winterstorm, Troon
10th March 2019, Winter's End, Poole
 
 
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Thu
20
Sep

ANGELINE Return With 'Shadowlands' September 3

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Monday, September 3, 2018
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Angeline is a Swedish melodic rock band formed back in 1987. After years of playing various scenes around Sweden, Norway and Italy the band went on a hiatus. In 2010 the band made a pleasant return to the scene, releasing the extremely well received comeback album “Confessions”. The band also performed at the Rock Weekend Festival in 2010 sharing stage with bands like Deep Purple, Twisted Sisters and Kamelot among others.
 
2011 saw the released of follow up album “Disconnected” and in January 2013 the 4 track E.P “Life” which was guested by Scorpions/The Rasmus producer Micke “Nord” Andersson on mandolin for the track “Days Go By”.
 
Angeline is now back with the new album “Shadowlands” which will be released on cd Sept 03 with following streaming services on Sept 28.
Two singles where released prior the album, “I Wanna Know” (which won the Track of the week contest at Lounders.com in Classic Rock Magazine and follow up single “Live Life (Like You Mean It)”.
 
Shadowlands contains 11 new tracks that takes the listener on an exciting musical journey, from the high-octane album opener “I Wanna Know” thru Sing-a-long semi-ballad “Believe”, the heaviness of “Enemy Within” and the edgy riffs of catchy “Better Than The Real Thing” and “Higher Than Love”, songs that define the unique sound of Angeline.
 
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Thu
20
Sep

SHOTGUN SYMPHONY - The Last Symphony (Sale)

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SOUNDBYTES
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Final Symphony
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Shotgun Symphony
Release Date: 
March 8
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
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SALE PRICE $35 INCLUDING SHIPPING
LIMITED QTY LEFT - ONCE GONE, THEY'RE GONE FOREVER
 

SHOTGUN SYMPHONYThe Last Symphony is a 4-Disc set housed in two double jewel cases, with each one individually sealed, with a special slipcase that both discs go into. It was designed especially for this occasion.

Featured on the discs will be the albums Shotgun Symphony, On the Line of Fire and Sea of Desire all re-mastered from the original tapes!
 
On the 4th disc is a collection of the band’s rarities over the years - b-sides, bonus tracks, song demos, live recordings + a newly recorded version of Carousel of Broken Dreams with the band’s original line up and producer from the debut CD.
 
This is the first time the original line-up (including Ron) have been in the studio since 1999 and the first time working with Alan Douches (producer of the debut) in 25 years.
 
The 4-Disc set will retail for $50 (including shipping) and is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
 
THE LAST COPIES OF THE LAST SYMPHONY $35 (Sale! Incl Worldwide Shipping)
 
 
 
 
 
 
SOUNDBYTES (Click on track for audio)
 
DISC ONE:
 
DISC TWO:
 
DISC THREE:
 
DISC FOUR:
 
*Produced by Alan Douches & Shotgun Symphony
+Taken from the “Live from Firefest” CD courtesy of www.rocktopiarecords.com
†Taken from the debut CD recording sessions
•Recorded live at the FNAC Paris
 
FULL LENGTH AUDIO PREVIEWS! Newly remastered audio...
 

 
 
 

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