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Thu
16
Nov

JOE PERRY Readies 'Sweetzerland Manifesto' Solo Album For January 19

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JOE PERRY--legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith--is readying his new solo album SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO for release on January 19, 2018.
 
Due out on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution), SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO marks JOE's sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks. They were all written or co-written by JOE (many with the album's guest vocalists), except for a cover of "Eve Of Destruction" with JOE on lead vocals and Johnny Depp on drums. The album features guest appearances from a long list of JOE's friends, colleagues and rock and roll icons.  Highlights include "Aye, Aye, Aye," which JOE co-wrote with the track's vocalist Robin Zander,and three collaborations with David Johansen, who sings "I Wanna Roll," "Haberdasher Blues," and "I'm Going Crazy," plus as many co-writes with Terry Reid whose lead vocals light up "I'll Do Happiness," (with Zak Starkey on drums), "Sick & Tired" and "Won't Let Me Go."
 
SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO was recorded at Studio 1480 in Los Angeles and produced by JOE PERRY and Bruce Witkin, with Johnny Depp serving as executive producer and additional help from Jack Douglas who co-wrote and co-produced a number of tracks.  It was engineered by Witkin and Tony Perry.  The album was mixed by Tony Perry with Ari Blitz serving as assistant mix engineer at After Master in Los Angeles.  On the album, JOE also teams up with sons Tony and Roman on "Spanish Sushi," which was produced and arranged by The Perry Boys with JOE on guitars and bass, Roman adding synthesizer programming and Tony handling drum programming.
 
"It's going to be interesting to see what songs people gravitate to because there's such a wide variety of tunes," JOE notes.
 
The SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO track listing is as follows:
 
Rumble In The Jungle (instrumental)
I'll Do Happiness (featuring Terry Reid)
Aye, Aye, Aye (featuring Robin Zander)
I Wanna Roll (featuring David Johansen)
Sick & Tired (featuring Terry Reid)
Haberdasher Blues (featuring David Johansen)
Spanish Sushi (instrumental)
Eve Of Destruction (featuring Joe Perry)
I'm Going Crazy (featuring David Johansen)
Won't Let Me Go (featuring Terry Reid)
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Wed
15
Nov

THE POODLES Announce 'Prisma' Covers Album

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The Poodles "PRISMANew album out January 2018!
 
The Poodles are back with "PRISMA" the follow-up to the critically acclaimed album “Devil in the Details”!
 
The Poodles have released seven full-length studio albums and one live album over the past ten years and had discussed the possibility of doing an album featuring songs from other artists for several years. They finally decided that it was time!
 
The title, “PRISMA” is meant to reflect the difference in perspective that the band brings to the songs on the album. The decision was made early to stay away from genres close to the band’s own, but other than that, any song could come into question for making the cut.
 
In collaboration with up-and-coming producer, Dino Medanhodzic at Radionica Studios, the band came up with a slate of songs that span some 40 years of music, from the 1970s up to the 2010s! The deciding factor was the quality of the song where a strong hook and a driving riff were key ingredients.
 
Fans of Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Depeche Mode, Blondie, and The Swedish House Mafia are in for a treat, as The Poodles put their unique stamp on classic tracks by these and other artists!
 
PRISMA is out in virtual and physical stores on January 26.
 
Read more about The Poodles here: http://bit.ly/2zBvo1A

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Tue
14
Nov

PAUL DEAN's 'Hardcore' Solo Album Arrives At Digital

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Paul Dean's debut solo album, Hard Core, originally released in 1989 on Columbia Records, is now available for the first time digitally on all major online streaming outlets, including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Google Play, among others.
 
Hard Core spotlights Dean's fiercely distinctive guitar work on a series of songs that rock hard and show off classic influences like Duane Eddy, Luther Perkins, Hank Marvin, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix. The album's first single, "Sword & Stone," a mythic tale of King Arthur and Excalibur written by Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick and Desmond Child, was originally slated for KISS' Crazy Nights album. The video for the track can still be seen on YouTube. Desmond originally pitched the song to Dean during the New Jersey sessions where Paul co-wrote "Notorious" with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, (with additional contributions from Mike Reno and the late Todd Cerney), which appeared on Loverboy's Wildside album in 1987.
 
Another track on the album, "Under the Gun," features a Jon Bon Jovi harmonica solo, which took place while Dean was mixing his album at Vancouver's Little Mountain Sound Studios with Bob Rock, while Bon Jovi were making New Jersey in an adjacent room with producer Bruce Fairbairn.  "Draw the Line," written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, was previously recorded by Ted Nugent for his 1984 Penetrator album, with vocals by Brian Howe, who was Paul Rodgers' replacement as lead singer in Bad Company. Coincidentally, when Dean went out on tour to promote Hard Core, his band opened for the same Bad Company, fronted by Howe. Other tracks include the rocking, self-penned "Doctor," the raucous fan favorite "Black Sheep", "Action" (co-written with Loverboy rhythm section, drummer Matt Frenette and bassist Kenneth "Spider" Sinnaeve and dedicated to Kenny Shields, who recently passed away) and the very timely "Politics," which was originally a stab at a well-known Canadian pop singer's hypocritical stance. With a grin, it is still someone Dean still refuses to identify by name.
 
After Hard Core, Dean went on to record two more "solo" albums, including Machine, released in 1995 by Strawberry Records in Canada, and Blackstone, featuring singer Marc LaFrance, in 1997.
 
"Hard Core" was produced by Dean's pal, Chilliwack/Headpins member, Brian "Too Loud" MacLeod, who died just over three years after its release. "What an amazing cat," Dean reminisces. "He was so high-energy, always up.  I never heard a negative word from him about anyone. He was a total recording nerd, a pioneer at splicing together different bits from the multi-track."
 
The digital release of Hard Core is just a prelude for Paul Dean's long-awaited new material, which he has been working on, promising an ongoing series of single releases described as "pop tunes, a couple of ballads and some 'balls to the wall' metal stuff."
 
LOVERBOY's almost four-decade-long career began in Calgary when Paul met vocalist Mike Reno, with the two eventually joined by keyboardist Doug Johnson, drummer Matt Frenette and bassist Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve, who replaced the late founding member Scott Smith in 2000. The band has four multi-platinum albums, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983's Keep It Up and 1985's Lovin' Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the arena-rock anthem "Working for the Weekend," such staples as "Lovin' Every Minute of It," "This Could Be the Night," "Hot Girls in Love," "Heaven In Your Eyes," "Turn Me Loose," "When It's Over" and "Queen of the Broken Hearts."
 
LISTEN TO PAUL DEAN'S "HARD CORE" DIGITALLY HERE:
 
 
LOVERBOY TOUR DATES
November 11- 18 - "80's In The Sand" / Breathless Resort & Spa - Punta Cana, DR
November 24 - F.M. Kirby Center - Wilkes Barre, PA
November 25 - State Theater Center For The Arts - Easton, PA
December 3 - Riptide Music Festival - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
December 8 - Treasure Island Resort & Casino - Welch, MN
December 29 - Golden Nugget - Las Vegas, NV
December 31 - Emerald Queen Casino - Tacoma, WA
February 16 - Thunder Valley Casino - Lincoln, CA
March 8 - Colosseum at Ceasar's Windsor - Windsor, ON
March 17-24 - The 80's Cruise - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Tue
14
Nov

GOTTHARD Guitarist Leo Leoni Forms CORELEONI

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Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the signing of CoreLeoni, who will release a very special album in February 2018. 

Who is CoreLeoni you ask? It is a project founded by none other than GOTTHARD guitarist and founder Leo Leoni to pay a very personal tribute to his ROCK & ROLL past!

In Leo's words, "On the 25th anniversary of the release of the first GOTTHARD album, I wanted to pay tribute to songs like: DOWNTOWN, FIREDANCE, HIGHER, HERE COMES THE HEAT, IN THE NAME, RIDE ON…., LET IT BE, and ALL I CARE 4. Songs that with Gotthard we have kind of left aside. We've re-recorded, refreshed, and "re-brushed" them in a respectful way. These songs are very dear to me and they are part of a period that will remain forever with me."

Joining CoreLeoni on this release:

Ronnie Romero (Lords Of Black, Rainbow): vocals
Hena Habegger : drums
Jgor Gianola : guitar
Mila Merker : bass

Leo Leoni dusted these songs off and brough a new life to these overlooked masterpieces from his past. The album will also include a new song, “Walk On Water", which will be released in December.

"This CoreLeoni project made me feel so many emotions and memories, filling my heart with joy. I hope hearing these new versions gives all the Gotthard fans, especially the ones who knew and loved the band in the early days, the same great emotions that it has brought to me," concludes Leo.

The band will also appear live in Switzerland for the following shows:

21.12. Temus, Agno
22.12. Musigburg, Aarburg 
23.12. Harley Heaven, Dietikon
30.12. Piazza, Lugano – Radiofestival

Stay tuned for more news and more shows!

 

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Mon
13
Nov

LION 'Dangerous Attraction' CD Reissue Due

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20TH CENTURY MUSIC DELIVERS A TRIO OF REISSUES AND RARITIES IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
 
DRIVE'S 'IDEFI', ALISTAIR TERRY'S 'YONGE AT HEART' AND LION'S 'DANGEROUS ATTRACTION' ALL SEE LIMITED RELEASE
 
New German / American reissue label 20th Century Music is set to release three long lost and out of print titles to make anyone's upcoming holiday season better than expected.  

December 8th sees IDEFI, the material that should have made up Houston based progressive metallers DRIVE's third album, finally hit the streets in a proper release.  Working very closely with the band members and their families, IDEFI is not a reissue, rather, a celebration of singer David Earl Taylor and founder member / guitarist Rick Chavez, lives.  The album features a huge 24 page booklet, liner notes from Chris Leibundgut, heartfelt tributes to both Chavez and Taylor and the first 100 orders will also include a Rick Chavez guitar pick replica. The album is limited to 500 copies.

On December 15th, both ALISTAIR TERRY's Yonge at Heart and LION's Dangerous Attraction will be rolled out.  TERRY's Yonge at Heart (a reference to his favourite street in Toronto, Yonge Street) is a power pop / melodic rock slice of heaven and was recorded after the Pet Hate frontman's former band had called it a day.  The album features a deluxe 16 page booklet, lyrics, liner notes written by Rob Lane and is limited to 500 copies.  LION's highly sought after Dangerous Attraction is considered a hard rock masterpiece of the highest order by many fans of the genre.  The album, the band's first full length, was originally issued by Scotti Bros in 1987 and featured a reworking of their independent hit "Powerlove."  The remastered reissue also includes the "Transformers" theme song as well as a 16 page booklet, extensive liner notes detailing the band's history written by Chris Leibundgut and is limited to 500 copies.  

All three albums can be pre-ordered now from vanitymusicgroup.com/store

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Mon
13
Nov

Freedom Call Mastermind CHRIS BAY Delivers Solo Debut

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CHRIS BAY - Solo album from the FREEDOM CALL singer/guitar player coming in February 2018 - First single out December 1.
 
It's a well-known predicament that the Freedom Call founder and frontman shares with many other composers: occasionally, his wealth of inspiration goes beyond the stylistic and thematic scope of his own band. 'I permanently write songs and am constantly working on ideas in the studio,' he explains. 'That's why I've collected a whole lot of tracks over the years that on the one hand don't really suit Freedom Call and on the other are just too good to gather dust in my archive.' The solution to his 'luxury' problem: 23 February 2018 will see the release of Chris Bay's first solo album Chasing The Sun on Steamhammer/SPV, committing himself in his very own, unmistakable way to the music that has inspired him since the very early days of his career. And although the songs on the album were created over a long period of time, Bay produced the whole material in spring 2017 at his own studio.
 
Which must be one of the reasons why Chasing The Sun – despite the diversity of the individual tracks – sounds all of a piece. Alongside a numbeer of rock songs in characteristic Chris Bay style, he has skilfully blended in modern sound elements on the opening track ´Flying Hearts`, added Wurlitzer piano touches, which bring to mind the currently trendy 1970s, on ´Hollywood Dancer` and risked a song with a slow shuffle groove, a consciously dark atmosphere and an avant-garde flair in ´Where Waters Flow In Heaven`.
 
In stark contrast to this is the first single release 'Radio Starlight' with its obvious airplay potential, which will be released digitally on 01 December 2017 and to which there will be also a video clip, which triggers with tantalizing images wanderlust and will definitely makes you hungry for more. This title once again underscores the boundless ease with which Chris Bay moves in his world of music. As the album title "Chasing the Sun" already suggests, Chris Bay casually processed the desires and wishes that probably each of us holds in this dark season.. sun, freedom, warmth and harmony ... a "summer hit" in winter, a matter of interpretation.
 
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Mon
13
Nov

EDEN'S CURSE Break Open The Vaults For Demo Set

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A&D Records with permission from AFM Records are delighted to present Eden's Curse - The Demo & Bootleg Series.
Check out the launch video promo here': https://youtu.be/CWMpMOErRxU
The Demo Series CD's 1 to 5 feature the original songwriter demos from all five studio albums starting with Eden's Curse (2007), The Second Coming (2008), Trinity (2011), Symphony Of Sin (2013) up to Cardinal (2016).

Each booklet contains individual track notes from the main songwriter Paul Logue, a total of 76 tracks,12 previously unreleased songs and some lead vocal performances from names such as David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle, Almanac)Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper, Lionsheart) & Carsten Lizard Schulz (Evidence One, Domain).

Eden's Curse - The Demos - The Complete Series - Volume 1 is a 5CD set featuring all five discs in one collectors piece jewel case.

Witness the true evolution of the Eden's Curse song as you hear how each songs was crafted by the writers and how they progressed and blossomed into the anthems that you know today.

The Bootleg Series DVD's 1 to 6 includes over 8 hours of never seen before concert footage from the band's debut tour with Stratovarius, their ONLY appearance on US soil at Melodic Rock Fest 2, their appearance at Hard Rock Hell festival, their first live show with Nikola Mijic on vocals at Firefest to their recent Symphony Of Sin and Cardinal UK Tours.

Order directly from the band at: http://www.edenscurse.com/shop

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Fri
10
Nov

TOSELAND Sign To Frontiers

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Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce that up and coming UK rockers TOSELAND have joined the Frontiers' family! 
 
"Myself and the band are so excited and proud to have been recognized by one of the world's leading rock labels. We know having a label as respected as Frontiers behind us makes a massive difference in our continued development. We are looking forward to working with Frontiers on our 3rd studio album, which we hope will be released in the autumn of 2018. I want to thank everyone that has supported us from the start in 2013 until now. Your loyal support has helped us get recognition from such an established label. We will do our very best to keep producing music that we and our fans are proud of and with this support it looks like we can do this for many years to come!" - James Toseland
 
It has been a quite exciting few years for Toseland. Formed five years ago by James Toseland, they have steadily and convincingly grown into one of the leaders of the new breed of classic rock acts that are taking the UK by storm.
 
An enthusiastic fanbase combined with strong support from Planet Rock Radio, brought the band's debut album "Renegade" (produced by Wayward Sons and ex-Little Angels frontman Toby Jepson) crashing onto the UK album charts in 2013. The band set out on what would be the first of many UK tours and hasn't looked back since.
 
Second album, "Cradle The Rage", followed in 2016 with a more fully developed sound. While the live following grew and grew in the UK, the band also set their sights on European audiences. Appearing as special guests on tours with respected international tour acts like Black Stone Cherry, Deep Purple, The Winery Dogs, and Michael Monroe brought the band a whole slew of new believers. Regular festival appearances at the likes of Download Festival, Ramblin' Man Fair, Steelhouse, Planet Rockstock, Hard Rock Hell, Isle Of Wight, Graspop Metal Meeting, Winter Storm, and a headline slot at Planet Rock's inaugural Winter's End have also further elevated the band's status as an incredible live act.
 
2017 saw a new version of the song "We'll Stop At Nothing", featuring a community choir, adopted as the anthem for the Special Olympics National Games, culminating in a wonderful performance at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stadium.
 
November 2017 sees the band embarking on a short UK tour, incorporating the Hard Rock Hell festival and a London show as special guests to the Von Hertzen Brothers alongside four headline shows of their own. They then head to the studio to work on album #3, stopping only to play a sold out show in London with Australian legend Jimmy Barnes on December 13th. In March 2018, the band will play a full UK tour as special guests to SKID ROW.
 
Expect new music in fall 2018. The Toseland story continues to grow apace...
 
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Fri
10
Nov

LEAVES’ EYES 'Sign Of The Dragonhead' Out January 12

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We proudly present the new cover artwork, tracklisting and street date of the upcoming LEAVES' EYES album "Sign of the Dragonhead"! The hearts of symphonic metal fans will beat faster: Epic metal hymns, cracking rock songs, great choirs, powerful classical music, a top notch production and magic melodies - on top of it all Elina's outstanding voice. The energy of the latest shows and tours (a.o. with Sabaton in North America) were taken directly into the music and studio recordings! The biggest Leaves' Eyes record to date. The London Voices choirs of "Lord of The Rings" and "Stars Wars" are back again, as well as the classical ensemble of Victor Smolski from Belarus and various folk, classical and percussion musicians. Once more Leaves' Eyes take the listener into the world of Norse Mythology and Viking Sagas. The dragon ship sets sail to new horizons! Full speed ahead!
Tracklisting:
1. SIGN OF THE DRAGONHEAD
2. ACROSS THE SEA
3. LIKE A MOUNTAIN
4. JOMSBORG
5. VÖLVA
6. RIDERS ON THE WIND
7. FAIRER THAN THE SUN
8. SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT
9. RULERS OF WIND AND WAVES
10. FIRES IN THE NORTH
11. WAVES OF EUPHORIA

Produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio
The cover artwork was done by Stefan Heilemann (Lindemann, Epica. Kamelot)
Street date: January 12th 2018

 
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Thu
09
Nov

OBSESSION Re-Issues Announced

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Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce re-issues of the first three releases from the classic US heavy metal band OBSESSION. The "Marshall Law" EP, "Scarred for Life" and "Methods of Madness" will all be re-issued on CD and digital, and the release date is set to December 1st for Europe and North America.
 
The CD editions comes with a 12 page booklet that includes lyrics as well as liner notes from Michael Vescera.
 
Obsession is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 famous for spawning the career of singer Michael Vescera. The band first came on to the scene on the Metal Massacre 2 compilation from Metal Blade Records and then the classic EP "Marshall Law" was released 1984 on the same label. After that, Obsession released the albums "Scarred for Life" and "Methods of Madness" under the Enigma label before breaking up in 1989. The band reformed in 2004 and released the new albums "Carnival of Lies" in 2006 and "Order of Chaos" in 2012.
 
Marshall Law track listing
01. Only The Strong Will Survive
02. Hatred Unto Death
03. The Execution
04. Marshall Law
05. Marshall Law (Demo Version)
 
Scarred for Life track listing
01. Intro / Scarred For Life
02. Winner Takes All
03. Losing My Mind
04. In The End
05. Bang Em' Till They Bleed
06. Take No Prisoners
07. Taking Your Chances
08. Run Into The Night
09. Tomorrow Hides No Lies
10. Shadows Of Steel (Bonus Track)
11. Evil In Her Eyes (Bonus Track)
 
Methods of Madness
01. Four Play / Hard To The Core
02. High Treason
03. For The Love Of Money
04. Killer Elite
05. Desperate To Survive
06. Methods Of Madness
07. Too Wild To Tame
08. Always On The Run
09. Panic In The Streets
10. Missing You (Bonus Track)
11. Waiting For Your Call (Bonus Track)
 
Obsession online
 
Inner Wound Recordings online
 
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Thu
09
Nov

Bob Katsionis Announces SYMMETRIC RECORDS, Signs TERRA INCOGNITA

 
'Bob Katsionis announces SYMMETRIC RECORDS, signs TERRA INCOGNITA'
 
After 25 years playing music, recording, producing, performing and touring, Bob Katsionis decides to make the next big step in his musical endeavour.
 
As a musician he is best known as a keyboardist/guitarist of FIREWIND, with whose he has been touring the world for the past 14 years, has also released multiple albums with OUTLOUD and SERIOUS BLACK as well as 4 instrumental solo albums, plus he works with KAMELOT as a co-songwriter and has guest performances in more than 50 albums worldwide.
 
As a producer he started SOUND SYMMETRY STUDIO back in 1996 helping his guitar and keyboard students record their demos, later evolved as a recording facility for his main bands and now he is producing a large variety of artists and bands spanning from Pop/Rock to Heavy,Power and Extreme Metal.
 
Also responsible for the image of the artists he worked with, he personally takes care of photoshoots, cover artwork and booklet design and through his own video making company PROGRESSIVE VISION GROUP he has directed more than 120 videoclips since 2002.
 
'Having all this experience in the music making and music business but at the same time being a performing musician myself I always wanted to help the people working with me to achieve their dream. To avoid the common mistakes of a newcomer and make their music heard as much as possible. Recording and finishing an album has become the easiest part of the process. But going out in the 'jungle' of the Music Industry and Media seems to be the hardest one. That's when I decided to found SYMMETRIC RECORDS; to give a helping hand to all of these great people I'm working together in my studio and trust their music on me.'
 
So, newfound SYMMETRIC RECORDS debuts with the release of Heavy Metallers' TERRA INCOGNITA full length album called 'Fragments Of A Ruined Mind'
 
The quintet from Athens led by the charismatic frontman Billy Vass, delivers a solid, straight, simple & pure Heavy Metal album where everything sounds so familiar yet so inspired and powerful. On a musical background which combined the straight metal influences of Iced Earth & Black Sabbath and the lyricism of Sanctuary and Fates Warning , Billy Vass sings the story of the main character of Strahd: a story of betrayal, love, loyalty, death and in the end...the eternal damnation.
 
Terra Incognita's second album is a milestone both for them and SYMMETRIC RECORDS and producer Bob Katsionis states:
 
'I loved their music from the very first note. I met them at a festival where they grabbed my attention with both their heaviness and their sensitivity. It was a very easy and fun to make album and I think it features something that it's missing a lot these days: the ability to play for yourself and not to surprise anyone.Really glad I'm debuting my label with them!'
 
Recorded and Mixed by Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio, Athens,GR.

Mastered by Nassos Nomikos at VU Productions
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Wed
08
Nov

TRIXTER's MARK GUS SCOTT Honors America's Veterens

Trixter’s Mark Gus Scott Salutes America's Veterans

For a guy who has visited and performed on every major military base in the US, Mark Gus Scott shows no signs of loosing support for America's Military Heroes.  The rock star met with several military officials on his recent tour of Washington DC and filming of his latest video hit, "Ave Maria". The video shows Mark performing amongst numerous iconic DC landmarks, most notably the World War II Memorial. Ave Maria is the first single from Mark’s forthcoming holiday album entitled "Christmas Miracle" due out on Thanksgiving. Mark also makes it a habit to perform Taps at numerous cemeteries in the New York City and Phoenix Arizona area to honor fallen heroes during Veterans Day and Memorial Day holidays.

As the wild and charismatic drummer for the internationally renowned rock band "Trixter", Mark “Gus” Scott has sold well over 3 million albums worldwide, he has accumulated an extremely large press book, but most importantly... He has played in front of millions of people around the world.  Other major accomplishments include Three #1 Videos on MTV (15 weeks at #1), Four “Top 20” AOR Radio Hits as well as a “Top 40” Album on the Billboard Charts (#26).  

Trixter toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Japan in support of their major label releases. They have performed live in arenas with crowds up to 30,000 people, in addition to appearing live on television and radio. The tours have included such rock superstars as: Kiss, The Scorpions, Poison, Warrant, Slaughter, Great White, Firehouse as well as many MTV and movie personalities. Mark attained much notoriety, largely in part to network television appearances, three #1 videos on MTV and hundreds of worldwide publications and periodicals. 

As a member of the Hollywood/NY All-Stars, Mark participated in countless charity events, as well as making personal appearances with President Donald Trump, Treat Williams, Jack Scalia, Jason Gedrick, Gregory Harrison and Regis Philbin.

While just a sophomore in high school, Mark received the NAJE Special Citation for Musical Excellence and was granted admission to the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music. He attended three summers studying piano, drums, trumpet and a curriculum that included jazz, classical, chamber music, rock, music theory and composition. Mark also put his knowledge to use not only as a musician/songwriter, but also touring high schools and colleges throughout the country as a guest lecturer, teaching and promoting his drum instructional video and teaching method, “Rock Solid”.

Mark's Solo EP "Christmas Miracle" is scheduled for release on Thanksgiving 2017! ALL PROCEEDS from the first single, "Ave Maria", will be donated to Hope 4 Kids International.

"Ave Maria" single release - November 2017.

For additional information please visit www.MarkGusScott.com

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Wed
08
Nov

THE VEER UNION Announce Release of 'Decade: The History Of Our Evolution' Box Set

 
The Veer Union Announce Release of 'Decade: The History of our Evolution' Box Set Pre-Order with Immediate Free Download Cover of Faith No More's "Epic"
 
November 1, 2017 - Vancouver, BC based Rock / Metal band The Veer Union has started a PRE-RELEASE worldwide through ROCKSHOP ENTERTAINMENT (RSE) for their first ever box set, Decade: History of Our Evolution, which will include 6 albums: Decade, Decade Acoustic, Decade 2, Decade 2 Acoustic, Decade Demos, and Decade Rarities. The band has also teamed with Loudwire to release the lyric video for their cover of legendary cult band Faith No More's "Epic," which will be available for immediate download with pre-order of Decade: History of Our Evolution box set.
 
"Growing up FAITH NO MORE was one of our favourite bands, not only did they have great songs, but they had an uncompromising passion for what they did musically. We wanted to harness some of that inspiration with this cover and hopefully do some justice to one of the most underrated and influential bands of our time." - Crispin Earl
 
The Veer Union will also have pre-order bundles available 11/3 including: signed Box Set, T-shirt, hand-written lyrics sheet, private acoustic performance, VIP Meet and Greet, Free Show Entrance on their Epic Revolution Tour (see below), and Free Download of The Best of the Veer Union 2008-2016 (including new acoustic recordings of their hit singles "Seasons," "Bitter End," and many more. As well, there will include reproduced, newly mixed and digitally remastered rock versions of “Seasons”
and “Darker Side Of Me.”
 
 
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Mon
06
Nov

DEEP PURPLE Rob Your Wallet With 'Infinite' Gold Edition

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DEEP PURPLE RELEASING inFINITE (GOLD EDITION) + THE inFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 ON DECEMBER 8 VIA earMUSIC
 
Due to the world wide success of the Deep Purple's latest album, inFinite, earMUSIC is issuing a special, two-CD release of the project, titled inFinite (Gold Edition), on December 8. Disc 1 contains inFinite + Disc 2 features The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1.
 
As a companion piece, The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 will also be made available on the same date in a limited 3-LP 180-Gram Gatefold vinyl, as well as digitally.

The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 was recorded at this years Hellfest 2017 in France and contains "Bloodsucker," which is a Deep Purple classic that is rarely a part of the band's setlist. 

To celebrate these releases, the band has shared two videos. 

Watch the "Bloodsucker" lyric video here.
Watch "The Surprising" video, which premiered via Ultimate Classic Rockhere.

Both releases are available for pre-order on November 3. 
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Mon
06
Nov

MADMAN'S LULLABY 'Sins Of Greed' Pre-Order Now

MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the next release on the label. This band rocks hard!
This album is so ass-kickingly intense, so brain numbingly supersonic, that we dare only put 9 tracks on the disc! To add a 10th song would clearly risk the listeners head exploding :)
 
Please welcome American no-nonsense hard rockers MADMAN’S LULLABY for their new album Sins Of Greed, which will be released just in time for the silly season, November 24.
 
Madman’s Lullaby have been rocking us since 2007 and their 4th album is the one that sees them deliver everything you’ve loved about them in the past, with an even more high energy sonic hard rocking attack.
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
MADMAN's LULLABY 'Sins Of Greed' ($15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide)
 
 
 
The album features the following tracks:
 
01. One Shot
02. Makes No Sense
03. Little Demons
04. Live Again
05. Don’t Walk Away
06. Quicker With Liquor
07. About You
08. The Storm
09. Melt Down
 
Release Date: November 24
 
Check out the lead track right now!
 
 
Bio:
Do you remember what made you fall in love with Rock n Roll?? This IS Madman's Lullaby.
Madman’s Lullaby (MML) from San Jose, CA has been creating their own brand of bluesy hard rock since 2007.  MML's current line-up is founding member Mr. Brett on Lead Guitar, Eric (EJ) Arbizu on Drums/vocals, lead vocalist Chris Michaels and Bassist/vocalist Luis Barillas.
 
MML's 2013 release ‘Unhinged’ received glowing reviews which led to widespread touring throughout the US as well as internationally and have performed in Amphitheatres and major festivals to the most humble of clubs. MML has shared the bill with such artists as Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Night Ranger, Wasp, Michael Schenker, Lita Ford and many more.
 
In 2017 Madman's Lullaby were back in the studio working on their fourth full length CD which is now complete.
 
Madman’s Lullaby online:
FB: @MadmansLullabyRocks
 
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Wed
01
Nov

SAXON to release deluxe Anthology ‘Decade Of The Eagle’

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BMG are proud to announce the release of SAXON - DECADE OF THE EAGLE - a deluxe anthology featuring 34 tracks, that looks back at the years that built the Saxon legend.  
 
Additionally, a 1 CD and 1 LP version will be made available for North America, tracklist is below.  
 
BMG in North America will release the 1 CD, 1 LP versions and and then a limited number of the 4 LP editions on Friday, December 1st, 2017.
 
Decade Of The Eagle is a retrospective that spans the band's first nine albums and represents the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career during which time they notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles.  These 4LP and 2CD deluxe editions feature new liner notes by frontman Biff Byford that document the decade and which are accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.  
 
Biff says: 'These are the albums from a time in the eighties that moved a generation of rock fans around the world, when British rock was once again at the forefront.   Great times - never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.'
 
Saxon played a significant part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all and have become one of the all-time masters of heavy metal.  In doing so, Saxon have ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time.  Always remaining true to the values which established them in the first place they are driven by a desire to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on, Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly - this is timeless stuff. 
 
Saxon's music that will continue to inspire Metalheads for generations to come, as it has influenced so many until now. In those immortal words, fill your heads with... HEAVY METAL THUNDER!
 
TRACKLISTING
 
1 Stallions Of The Highway
Big Teaser
Backs To The Wall
Militia Guard
Wheels Of Steel
747 (Strangers In The Night)
Suzie Hold On
Motorcycle Man (live)
Strong Arm Of The Law
10  Heavy Metal Thunder
11  20,000ft (live)
12  Dallas 1PM
13  And The Bands Played On
14  Never Surrender
15  Denim And Leather
16  Fire In the Sky (live)
17  Princess Of The Night
18  Power & The Glory 
19  This Town Rocks
20  The Eagle Has Landed
21  Midas Touch
22  Sailing To America
23  Crusader
24  Devil Rides Out
25  Back On The Streets
26  Rockin' Again
27  Rock N' Roll Gypsy
28  Broken Heroes
29  Waiting For The Night
30  Rock The Nations
31  Northern Lady
32  Battle Cry
33  Ride Like The Wind
34 Red Alert
 
1LP & 1CD Tracklist:
 
1 Backs To The Wall  
2 Wheels Of Steel  
3 747 (Strangers In The Night)  
4 Strong Arm Of The Law  
5 Denim And Leather  
6 Power And The Glory  
7 Sailing To America  
8 Rock N Roll Gypsy  
9 Waiting For The Night  
10 Ride Like The Wind 
 
To pre-order your copy of Decade of The Eagle please visit: smarturl.it/SaxonDecade
 
From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time, Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras. From 1979's 'Saxon' album to 'Destiny' in '88, the band enjoyed considerable success both in the UK and further afield.  It's no wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today. The decade from '79's debut record was vital, not only in establishing Saxon's talent and reputation, but also in laying the foundations for what has followed.
 
For additional information on Saxon please visit:
Twitter: @Saxonofficial
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Wed
01
Nov

SONS OF APOLLO’s ‘Psychotic Symphony’ Debuts At #1 On Billboard’s “Heatseekers”

 
October 31, 2017 -- Since it was first announced in August, fans of SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)—had high expectations of their highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY. Those fans came out in full force to pick up a copy its first week out, which in turn propelled the album straight to the top of Billboard’s “Heatseeker” chart, where it debuts at #1.
 
Elsewhere on the Billboard charts:
#10 “Rock Chart”
#33 “Top Current Albums”
 
Released October 20 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Order it here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS.
 
As Portnoy exclaims, “The reception to SONS OF APOLLO has been OFF THE CHARTS incredible...well, now actually I guess even ON the charts incredible as well!! Seriously, the reaction from both the fans and the media has been great and we really appreciate all of the love and support so far! 
 
“Launching a new band is never easy (take it from the man who has launched about 87 of them!), but when you have such an incredibly strong launching point as SOA does, the sky's the limit! We look forward to getting this band on the road and playing all over the world throughout 2018...tour dates are coming very soon!"
 
  
Visit the new InsideOut Shop: 
www.insideoutshop.de
 
 
“Lost In Oblivion” video ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG7hYazcfOw

 

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Tue
31
Oct

WILDE STARR Launches 'Beyond The Rain' Album

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US Metal powerhouse WildeStarr will release their new album 'Beyond The Rain' on Friday, December 8th on Scarlet Records. The single is the title track "Beyond The Rain", which has a new lyric video as well.   
 
Complete tracklist is as follows:
1.  Metamorphose
2.  Beyond The Rain
3.  Pressing The Wires
4.  Red
5.  Down Cold
6.  Rage And Water
7.  Crimson Fifths
8.  Undersold
9.  From Shadow
10. When The Night Fall
 
WildeStarr is the combined talents of 3 of the most dynamic musicians in Heavy Metal today: Dave Starr (Vicious RumorsChastain), on all guitars & bass, London Wilde on vocals (who many regard as highly as Rob Halford, Dio, and Geoff Tate), and powerhouse drummer Josh Foster. Over the course of three studio albums –“ 'Arrival' (2010), 'A Tell Tale Heart' (2012), and now 'Beyond The Rain' – WildeStarr have established themselves as the masters of their craft with melodic and aggressive Metal full of dark drama, and conveyed via a huge wall of sound.
 
WildeStarr's new album 'Beyond The Rain' takes the listener on a harrowing ride and emotional roller coaster. Some might think its a concept album, but its actually much more than that. The songs are London Wilde's lyrical expression of pain, torment, hope, and love based on the real life tragic suicide of her brother Gary in 2012. Gary was a gifted musician who suffered the sad pitfalls of many others who pick up the guitar and dream of success in the music business. After his death, Gary essentially became a not so silent fourth member of the band, and his presence and spirit was deeply felt throughout the songwriting and recording process. 'Beyond The Rain' contains ten tracks of classic Heavy Metal in the vein of Judas Priest, Queensrÿche, and Dio, complete with Dave Starr's soaring guitar harmonies and killer riffs, pounding bass and drums, and out of this world vocal melodies and lyrics by London. Husband and wife team Dave Starr and London Wilde have been friends for thirty years and married for over fifteen now. This makes their songwriting and chemistry very special and unique in the world of Heavy Metal.  
 
The album artwork was made by world renowned digital artist Jonas De Ro. Jonas has worked on many blockbuster movies as a concept artist, including 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice', 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', 'Terminator Genisys', 'Jupiter Ascending', 'Edge Of Tomorrow', and many others! 
 
In Dave Starr's own words: "The original artwork is titled "Moscow Ruins", I found this on the internet a year ago and London and I fell in love with it. It really seemed to fit the mood for 'Beyond The Rain', so I contacted Jonas and purchased the rights to use it”.  
 
More details will be revealed soon on www.scarletrecords.it
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Fri
27
Oct

MAGNUM New Album Track List & Artwork Revealed

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MAGNUM New album LOST ON THE ROAD TO ETERNITY
20th studio recording out on 19 January 2018
Duet with guest vocalist Tobias Sammet on the title song
 
The release of their latest album Lost On The Road To Eternity sees British hard rock band Magnum celebrate a very special anniversary on 19 January 2018. It will be the 20th studio recording by the group surrounding founder members Bob Catley (vocals) and Tony Clarkin (guitar) since their 1978 debut Kingdom Of Madness. At the same time, Clarkin, Catley and bassist Al Barrow are set to introduce their current line-up featuring new additions Rick Benton (keyboards) and Lee Morris (drums). Benton joined the Magnum camp in December 2016 to replace long-standing member Mark Stanway, while Morris took over from Harry James only a few months ago.
 
Lost On The Road To Eternity contains eleven new songs, among them the first single release ´Without Love` and a duet by Catley and Tobias Sammet on the title track, a kind of artistic thank you by the Edguy /Avantasia frontman in appreciation of Catley's guest stint on a number of Sammet's releases.
 
The release will once again be complemented by Rodney Matthews' atmospheric cover artwork as well as a total of four live bonus tracks on the CD digipak version (´Sacred Blood – Divine Lies`, ´Crazy Old Mothers`, ´Your Dreams WWon`t Die` & ´Twelve Men Wise And Just`) recorded at Magnum's 2017 performance at the Leyendas Del Rock festival in Alicante, Spain.
 
Lost On The Road To Eternity has been scheduled for release by Steamhammer/SPV on 19 January 2018 as digipak version incl. bonus live disc, 2LP coloured version, download and stream.
 
TRACKLISTING:
 
CD 1
1. Peaches and Cream 4:54
2. Show Me Your Hands 5:45
3. Storm Baby 6:13
4. Welcome to the Cosmic Cabaret 8:08
5. Lost on the Road to Eternity 5:54
6. Without Love 5:55
7. Tell Me What You've Got to Say 6:27
8. Ya Wanna Be Someone 5:56
9. Forbidden Masquerade 5:02
10.Glory to Ashes 5:35
11. King of the World 7:04
 
CD 2 (Bonus Live Disc)
1. Sacred Blood Divine Lies  6:48
2. Crazy Old Mothers 5:35
3. Your Dreams Won't Die 5:56
4. Twelve Men Wise And Just  6:21
 
Magnum are scheduled to embark on a major European tour from January to April 2018:
 
THE ROAD TO ETERNITY TOUR 2018
26.01.18 GB-Minehead - Giants Of Rock
20.02.18 GB-Bristol - Trinity
21.02.18 GB-Cardiff - Tramshed
23.02.18 GB-Holmfirth - Picturedome
24.02.18 GB-Manchester - Academy 2
25.02.18 GB-Hull - Welly
26.02.18 GB-Aberdeen - Garage
27.02.18 GB-Glasgow - Garage
01.03.18 GB-Belfast - Limelight
02.03.18 GB-Birmingham - Town Hall
04.03.18 GB-Preston - Guildhall
05.03.18 GB-Nottingham - Rock City
07.03.18 GB-Leamington - Assembly
08.03.18 GB-Cambridge - Junction
09.03.18 GB-London - Islington Assembly Hall
11.03.18 GB-Southampton - Engine Room
12.03.18 GB-Brighton - Old Market
14.03.18 NL-Leiden - Gebr de Nobel
16.03.18 SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
17.03.18 NO-Oslo - John Dee
18.03.18 SE-Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
19.03.18 SE-Malmoe - KB
21.03.18 D-Munich - Ampere
23.03.18 D-Nuremberg - Der Hirsch
24.03.18 D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
25.03.18 D-Berlin - Columbia Theater
27.03.18 D-Bonn - Harmonie
28.03.18 D-Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
29.03.18 D-Freiburg - Jazzhaus
31.03.18 D-Wuppertal - Live Club Barmen
01.04.18 NL-Uden - De Pul
03.04.18 D-Leipzig - Werk 2
04.04.18 D-Hamburg - Fabrik
05.04.18 D-Bremen - Aladin
07.04.18 D-Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
08.04.18 PL-Bydgoszcz - Klub Kuzinia
10.04.18 CZ-Prague - Nova Chemelnice
11.04.18 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
12.04.18 CH-Pratteln - Z7
13.04.18 I-Milano - Legend
15.04.18 E-Barcelona - Bikini
16.04.18 E-Madrid - But
 

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Fri
27
Oct

Drum Legend SIMON PHILLIPS To Release 'Protocol 4' October 27

Drum Legend Simon Phillips To Release “Protocol 4” October 27
 
Drum legend & producer extraordinaire Simon Phillips will be releasing “Protocol 4” on October 27th on Phantom Recordings, distributed by AMPED™. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's moost renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion, Jazz or World, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel.
 
Simon has upped the ante with his newest instrumental recording “Protocol 4.” Building on his past Protocol projects, Simon has again enlisted the highly talented bassist Ernest Tibbs along with Protocol newcomers, the superb veteran guitar shredder Greg Howe and keyboard virtuoso Dennis Hamm. All compositions were written by Simon while on tour.
 
“The first time I've really been able to concentrate on writing material on the road. Lots of creativity on airplanes and in hotel and backstage dressing rooms,” says Phillips. Perhaps the vibe and energy of touring accounts for the slightly more “metallic edge” to this new album. But, as is always the case, Simon's music defies specific labels as he fuses elements of rock, jazz, funk, classical and even world music into the mix. A case in point being the track “Celtic Run” combining a Celtic rhythmic motif with blazing guitar and synthesizer leads all held together with Phillips signature ultra-tight drumming and Tibbs ever solid bass work. “Passage to Agra” is a rhythmic musical excursion to an exotic foreign land. The tracks “Pentangle” and “Solitaire” both contain some super funky grooves underlying jaw dropping metallic jazz/rock soloing. Greg Howe's guitar work shines throughout the recording, perhaps no more so than the plaintive and anthem-like track “Phantom Voyage.” Dennis Hamm's keyboard work is stunning on each and every track, whether he's soloing or adding lush orchestration. The album concludes with the monster high energy fusion track “Azorez.”
 
In addition to awesome musicianship, Simon's impeccable production and recording technique shine once more on this album. “Protocol 4” is certain to please longstanding Simon Phillips aficionados and is certain to also bring new Protocol fans into the fold.
 
Protocol European & US Tour 2017
Simon's new band will be on tour promoting “Protocol 4” starting October 26th.
October 26, 2017 Zug CH Theatrer Casino Zug
October 27, 2017 Verona IT Theatro Ristori
October 28, 2017 San Dona Di Piave IT Revolver Club
October 29, 2017 Rome IT Crossroads
October 30, 2017 Bologna IT Bravo Caffe
October 31, 2017 Bologna IT Bravo Caffe
November 2, 2017 Waidhoen AD Ybbs AT Plenkersaal
November 3, 2017 Katovice PL NOP SR
November 4, 2017 Krakow PL Club TBA
November 6, 2017 Vienna AT Porgy & Bess
November 8, 2017 Buhl DE Jazztival
November 9, 2017 Ravensburg DE Trans4Jazz
November 10, 2017 Reichenburg DE Bergkeller
November 11, 2017 Munster DE Jovel
November 13, 2017 Hobro DK Bil Forretningen
November 14, 2017 Kolding DK Godset
November 15, 2017 Copenhagen DK Amager Bio
November 16, 2017 Oslo NO Cosmopolite
November 17, 2017 Larvik NO Bolgen Kulturhus
November 18, 2017 Gothenburg SE Nefertiti
November 19, 2017 Stockholm SE Fasching
November 20, 2017 London UK Ronnie Scott's
November 21, 2017 London UK Ronnie Scott's
November 23, 2017 Hasbergen DE Masterclass
November 24, 2017 Hasbergen DE Gaste Garage
November 25, 2017 Hasbergen DE Gaste Garage
November 26, 2017 Zoetermeer NL De Boerderij
November 27, 2017 Hengelo NL Metropol
November 28, 2017 Verviers BE Spirit Of 66
November 29, 2017 Aschaffenburg DE Colos-Saal
November 30, 2017 Tallinn EE Russian Cultural Cnt
December 1, 2017 Rorschach CH Jazzclub Rorschach
December 2, 2017 Lichtenstein LI Little Big Beat Studios
December 4, 2017 New York City NY Iridium
December 5, 2017 New York City NY Iridium
December 6, 2017 New Hope PA Havana
December 8, 2017 Chicago IL Reggie's
December 9, 2017 Chicago IL Reggie's
December 10, 2017 Detroit MI Jazz Café @ Music Hall
December 12, 2017 Hollywood CA Catalina's Bar & Grill
December 13, 2017 Hollywood CA Catalina's Bar & Grill
December 14, 2017 Santa Cruz CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
December 18, 2017 Oakland CA Yoshi's
 
To purchase Simon Phillips “Protocol 4”: https://www.amazon.com/Protocol-4-Simon-Phillips/dp/B076F4LD3G
For more information: http://www.simon-phillips.com/
 
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Thu
26
Oct

THE POODLES Release New Single 'It's No Good'

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The Poodles 
"IT`S NO GOOD"
New single out today! 
 
The Poodles are back with "It’s no good", the second single from the coming album "PRISMA", in virtual and physical stores early 2018!
 
"We took on the challenge to do our version of an iconic song from a different genre", says lead singer Jakob Samuel. “Depeche Mode is such an influential band and their darker 90s stuff is really cool!” he continues.
 
The choice to do a heavy rock version of "It’s no good" stems from the simple fact that everyone liked the song”, guitarist Henrik adds. "It is a dark, epic song about broken relationships, which is always and interesting theme to explore".
 
"We wanted to add an explosive element that would catch the listener’s ear and develop the hypnotic groove of the song into something more modern sounding, says Kicken, drummer of the band. “People are going to be surprised when they hear it!” he adds.
 
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Thu
26
Oct

MECCA 'The Demos' Audio Preview & Pre-Order!

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RELEASE DATE DELAYED - NOVEMBER 24
 
My apologies folks, there is an issue with artwork print quality and we're fixing, but the start over will mean a production delay, pushing the release back a few weeks to November 24, alongside MADMAN'S LULLABY.
 
 
PRE-ORDERS ARE STRONG - THIS ITEM WILL SELL OUT.
 
Here is one more preview to check out while you wait...
 
 
The name MECCA is synonymous with quality AOR and melodic rock. Each of the 3 albums released to date have been crafted over several years, with each song racking up a seriously impressive number of demos, alternative versions, re-writes and re-mixes before being labelled “done”.
 
So, while we wait for a new set of songs to go through that lengthy process, Joe Vana has given MelodicRock Records the green light to delve back into the many folders of Mecca music that has built up since the 2002 debut, to bring you a very cool limited edition release –
 
MECCA “The Demos”
 
But these aren’t any old demos; these are still of the highest quality and represent a rare insight into the recording process all artists go through.
 
MECCA “The Demos” features alternative takes and different mixes of songs from all three of the Mecca albums, plus the songs exclusively featured on several past MRCD compilations and others that have never previously been heard or released.
Fans will recognize many of the songs, but in this format it's like hearing them again for the first time.
 
Featuring appearances by Christian Wolff (RIP); Fergie Frederiksen (RIP); Pat Mastelotto; Thom Griffin; Bill Syniar; David Hungate, Tommy Denander, Gordon Mote, Shannon Forrest, Richie Hofherr and Brian Moritz.
 
MECCA “The Demos” will be restricted to 1000 units only and released November 3.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
MECCA 'The Demos' (2CD Set)($17 + $5 Shipping Worldwide)
 
 
 
 
ONE MORE PREVIEW!
 
 

 

 
 
 
Disc 1:
 
01) Blinded By Emotion (Rough Mix Feat. Fergie Frederiksen, Vocals) 05:36
02) I Know (Demo Feat. Christian Wolff, Guitar) 04:11
03) How Many Times (Original Demo) 04:47
04) Life's Too Short (Demo Feat. Thom Griffin, Backing Vocals) 04:21
05) Say The Word (2010 Demo) 03:47
06) The One (2006 Demo) 05:08
07) Morning Light (Original Demo of ‘I Believe’) 04:26
08) Set Me Free (Original Demo of ‘Cry’) 04:31
09) Since I Found You (2011 Writing Demo) 04:14
10) Wire 2 Wire (Inst. Demo) 04:52
11) Can't Stop Love (Rough Mix Feat. Fergie Frederiksen, Vocals) 05:36
12) From The Start (2011 Demo) 05:12
13) Unknown (Chorus Overdub Demo) 04:30
14) Time Spent (2013 Demo) 04:17
15) Pamela (2012 Final Demo) 05:34
16) It's On Us (2012 Inst, Demo) 04:13
17) Without You (2002 Inst. Live Studio Demo) 04:26
 
Disc 2:
 
01) Take My Hand (2014 Final Demo) 03:15
02) Perfect World (2011 Demo, ‘Joe Mix’) 04:01
03) Ten Lifetimes (Original Demo Feat. Thom Griffin, Backing Vocals) 05:46
04) Alone (2014 Piano Demo) 04:58
05) Mecca (First Take Vocal Demo) 05:34
06) Light (2006 Inst. Demo) 04:13
07) Out Of Love (Original Demo of ‘Alone’) 05:37
08) Down (2012 Scratch Vocal Demo) 04:24
09) Did It For Love (2011 Demo) 05:47
10) Alive (2012 Unreleased Inst.) 04:35
11) Still Falling In Love With You (2006 Unreleased Demo) 03:49
12) Open Your Heart to Me (2005 Unreleased Demo) 04:59
13) Falling Out Of Love (2011 Unreleased Demo) 04:42
14) Wasabi (2011 Unreleased Inst. Demo) 04:11
15) Yesterday (2012 'Mecca 3' Inst. Demo) 03:42
16) Wire To Wire (The ‘Fun’ Inst. Remix) 04:49
 
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Tue
24
Oct

DOWN N OUTZ Unleash New Live CD/DVD Plus Reissues

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DOWN 'N OUTZ TO RELEASE New LIVE Album: "The Further Live Adventures Of...." December 1, 2017
Re-Issues of "My Re-Generation" + "The Further Adventures Of...." also set for December 1, 2017
 
Instant Grat Track, "Overnight Angels" Available with Preorder of Live Album; Video Out Now - https://youtu.be/lDq1wXTAvhg
 
Down 'n' Outz are pleased to announce the release of a brand new live album "The Further Live Adventures Of ..." on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl. The live album, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue their previous records "My Re-Generation" and "The Further Adventures Of ..." on CD, LP and Digital.
 
The Down 'N' Outz is the project founded and fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Raw Glory. The band pays tribute to rock legends Mott The Hoople and was established from the most unusual of circumstances ... in the words of Joe Elliott:  "When Mott The Hoople announced they were reforming for a week's worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon I was asked that I participate in some capacity. They've always been my favourite band and it's nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due."

"But, what was I to do? It was suggested to me that the Quireboys would be up for offering their services. This was perfect! A fan since their first album, I loved the idea of working with a band as enthusiastic to do this as I was. I decided that the thing to do was play some songs that like-minded people thought they would never hear live again, if ever, songs by spin offs of Mott the Hoople - songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Songs that are close to my heart, songs that I've played every week for the best part of 35 years on record, cassette, CD, iPod and now live."

The Down 'N Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of their legendary 2009 reformation shows at Hammersmith Odeon. Following a rapturous reception, the one night project took on a life and energy of its own and an album project was born.
 
The band then decided to record an album, "My Re-Generation" produced by Elliott and Ronan McHugh (Def Leppard), which was recorded in Elliott's personal studio with basic tracking done at Moor Hall studio Bedfordshire by engineer Chris Corney. The album featured entirely covers of songs by artists related to Mott the Hoople, such as Mott, British Lions and Ian Hunter.
 
The band made an appearance at the 2010 High Voltage Festival in the UK, launched their own branded beer, and also announced it would be performing with Paul Rodgers in April 2011 as the opening act on the latter's UK tour.
 
On 21 April 2014, Down 'n' Outz released their second studio album, The Further Adventures Of... Critically acclaimed Classic Rock wrote:"Further Adventures raises the bar for Mott The Hoople covers while giving timeless songs a new lease of life, as classics deserving of a new audience."
 
In addition to Joe Elliott (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards), the band features The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar), Keith Weir (keyboards), drummer Phil Martini (Wayward Sons) and bassist Share Ross (Vixen). "The Further Live Adventures Of...." will be released on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, vinyl and digital on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Track List "The Further Live Adventures Of..." (2CD + DVD)
 
CD1

1.    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

2.    One More Chance To Run

3.    Rock And Roll Queen

4.    Drivin' Sister

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Storm

7.    Overnight Angels

8.    One Of The Boys

9.    Shouting And Pointing

 

CD2

1.    Sea Diver

2.    The Journey

3.    Who Do You Love

4.    Crash Street Kidds

5.    Violence

6.    England Rocks

7.    Good Times

 

DVD

1.    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

2.    One More Chance To Run

3.    Rock And Roll Queen

4.    Drivin' Sister

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Storm

7.    Overnight Angels

8.    One Of The Boys

9.    Shouting And Pointing

10.Sea Diver

11.The Journey

12.Who Do You Love

13.Crash Street Kidds

14.Violence

15.England Rocks

16.Good Times

 
The reissues tracklisting is below
 
"My Re-Generation"
1.    Golden Opportunity
2.    Storm
3.    Overnight Angels
4.    Career (No Such Thing As Rock 'N Roll)
5.    England Rocks
6.    Shouting And Pointing
7.    By Tonight
8.    Apologies
9.    Who Do You Love
10. One More Chance To Win
11. 3000 Miles From Here
12.Good Times
13.The Flip Side Of The Shameless Whelk
14.By Tonight (Midnight Mix)
15.Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (Live)
 
"The Further Adventures Of..."
1.    Rock and Roll Queen
2.    Stiff Upper Lip
3.    Marionette
4.    One Of The Boys
5.    Whizz Kid
6.    Violence
7.    The Journey
8.    Drivin' Sister
9.    The Original Mixed-Up Kid
10.Crash Street Kidds
11.Broadside Outcasts
12.The Revenge Of The Shipwrecked Hedgehog
13.Sea Diver (Bonus Track)
14.One Of The Boys (Radio Edit)
 
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Mon
23
Oct

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA Ticket Details

MELODICROCK FEST 5 - USA
HOME BAR; MAY 4-6, 2018
 
Marc Scherer​ and Jennifer Batten join the MelodicRockFest party!
 
GOLD VIP ($995) (20 ONLY!)
 
3 day MRF ‘Gold VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Gold VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Gold VIP' Personalized Laminate Pass
Exclusive customized ‘Gold VIP’ souvenirs (TBA) 
‘Gold VIP’ wrist band
Event Poster
Exclusive access to the artist 'Green Room' for the entire event
Customized ‘Gold VIP’ MRF5 Tote Bag (CDs/Promo Items)
50x MRF5 Raffle Tickets (Valued at $250)(Electric Guitar, Drum Heads and much more on offer)
MRF5 Compilation CD
Exclusive access to one of the two elevated 'Gold VIP' Booths (10 spots available in each)
Beer and water supplies in Gold VIP Booths
Early entry to MRF5 each day
Private artist booth visits 
$50 Food Credit with HOME Bar
$50 MR.com merch credit
Guarantee of room availability at Event Hotel
Guarantee of getting everything signed by required artists over the weekend
Reserved front of stage space
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
GREEN VIP ($495) (40 ONLY!)
 
3 Day MRF ‘Green VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Green VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Green VIP' Laminate Pass
Event Poster
Exclusive access to the artist 'Green Room' for the entire event
Customized ‘Green VIP’ MRF5 Tote Bag (CDs/Promo Items) 
20x MRF5 Raffle Tickets
Private Green Room Bar open after 6pm each night
MRF4 Compilation CD
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
BLUE VIP ($220) (75 ONLY!)
 
3 Day MRF ‘Blue VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Blue VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Blue VIP' Laminate Pass
Event Poster
10x MRF4 Raffle Tickets ($50 value)
MRF5 Compilation Audio Download
MRF5 Compilation CD
Designer MRF Bag
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
OTHER TICKET OPTIONS:
FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
SUNDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
3-DAY WEEKEND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET ($175)
 
TICKETS ON SALE 11.00 TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 AEST
- Los Angeles: Monday October 30, 17.00
- Chicago: Monday October 30, 19.00
- New York: Monday October 30, 20.00
- London: Tuesday October 31, 01.00
- Stockholm: Tuesday October 31, 02.00
- Tokyo: Tuesday October 31, 10.00
- Rio: Monday October 30, 22.00
 
EVENT HOTEL:
 
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
2875 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook | Illinois | 60062 | United States | 1-847-2982525
 
 
MRF Room Rate $89/night
 
Questions, comments, thoughts, whatever: ajm@melodicrock.com
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Mon
23
Oct

Introducing DIAMOND BLACK (Feat. Ben Christo)

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UK rock band, Diamond Black (feat. The Sisters Of Mercy Guitarist Ben Christo), have released their debut single and music video for the song 'Sorrow'. The video can be viewed here: 
 

Sorrow’ is produced and mixed by Jaani Peuhu. Mastering by  Minerva Pappi / Waudio. The superb cover artwork features the amazing Nange Magro Designer with art by Flashbang Studio.
 
Intense, sensual and arcane, Diamond Black are a dark-rock quartet from Camden, London, UK. Founded by Ben Christo (guitarist of The Sisters of Mercy) and Finnish singer J.I. Turunen, Diamond Black bring you crushing riffs, mesmerizing electronica and cinematic choruses; a dark fusion of irreverence, intrigue and isolation.
 
Diamond Black is:
Ben Christo - Guitars, Backing Vocalss (The Sisters Of Mercy)
J.I. Turunen - Lead Vocals
Adam Lightspeed - Bass, Backing Vocals
Jan-Vincent Velazco - Drums

Additional:
Jaani Peuhu - Synths, Backing Vocalss, Production
Michal Akrabi - Backing Vocals
 
Inspired by the heaviness of Katatonia, the passion of Depeche Mode, the haunting soundscapes of Type O Negative and the anthemic melody of The Cult, Diamond Black weave tangled tales of desire, decadence and devotion.
 
Turunen’s powerful vocal is equal parts brooding, fragile, venomous and soaring, delivered with distinctly Scandinavian melancholy, whilst Christo’s unforgiving riffs and emotive lead-lines provide a dramatic backdrop. Add a thunderous, dynamic rhythm section, courtesy of premier UK rockers Jan-Vincent Velazco and Adam Lightspeed and encase it all in the cutting-edge darkwave/electro-rock production of Finnish visionary Jaani Peuhu (Swallow the Sun) Best Finnish Album of 2015, To/Die//For, Iconcrash) and you’ve got the explosive and evocative sound of Diamond Black.
 
“Powerfully dark atmospheres, riffs straight from the old school of rock" choruses that burrow into youur brain, never to re-emerge” ~ Metal Hammer UK
 

 

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