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Fri
06
Oct

GATHERING OF KINGS Single Out Now

 
"Forever And A Day", a brand new song from the new Swedish hard rock project Gathering Of Kings, can be streamed on Youtube, Spotify, etc.
 
 
"Forever And A Day" is written by Victor Olsson and is taken from the yet untitled debut album, which will be released in 2018.
 
The album is being helmed by producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson, who has previously worked with Watain, Onslaught, Scar Symmetry, The Night Flight Orchestra, among others. "Plec" has managed to fill his studio walls with multiple platinum and gold record awards as well as taking home three Swedish Grammy awards. The cover artwork was created by hugely talented Lizette Lannhammar.
 

 
Line-up on "Forever And A Day":
 
Bjorrn Strid - Lead Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
Victor Olsson - Lead Guitar (Saffire, Apollo)
Erik Martensson - Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals (Eclipse, Nordic Union, W.E.T, Ammunition)
Nalle Pahlsson - Bass (Therion, Treat)
Richard Larsson - Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)
Robban Bäck - Drums (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T, Ammunition)
 
The full-length album will also include following artists:
 
Rick Altzi - Vocals (Masterplan, At Vance, Herman Frank)
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, Apollo, Firewind)
Tobias Jansson - Vocals (Saffire)
Niclas Engelin - Guitar (In Flames, Engel)
Stefan Helleblad - Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)
Martin Sweet - Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister)
Chris Laney - Keyboards, Guitar (Pretty Maids, Randy Piper's Animal)
Jonas Kallsback - Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)
 
 

 

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Thu
05
Oct

JOHAN KIHLBERG’S IMPERA, featuring SAGA singer Michael Sadler sign with Metal Heaven


Johan Kihlberg, the founder and drummer of Swedish melodic rockers IMPERA, has signed a solo deal with Germany’s Metal Heaven. The album features several different singers including Michael Sadler (SAGA) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen).
 
The album was produced by Kihlberg and LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss, who also mixed and play on it. Release on February 23, 2018.
 
Johan Kihlberg is also currently in the spotlight for the KISS book, "Kiss Klassified: War Stories From A Kiss Army General".
 
The story is centered around Kihlberg, who was the president of Kiss Army Sweden for ten years. The book features over 750 never-before-seen photos as well as several unpublished interviews with American rock icons KISS. Release on October 26 via Gain Production.
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Thu
05
Oct

PAOLO MORBINI PROJECT Launches Debut Album in November

 
Paolo Morbini Project is an Italian melodic rock band composed of Paolo Morbini (drums, keyboards), Guido Priori (vocals), Marco Andreasi (guitars), Diego Belluschi (guitars), Alessandro Sperti (Keyboards) Mimmo Corbo (Bass). Originally forming in 1993 as Paolo Morbini Group the band has gone through several phases.
 
Its strongest commercial success occurred in 2007 when Paolo Morbini and Guido Priori came together in Milan where they start the band Myland  releasing the album No Man’s land (Valery Records) with the contribution of Marco Andreasi , Tommy Denander and Europe ‘s Kee Marcello. The response by press and melodic rock fans  was amazing and  unexpected which gave the group the opportunity to release the japanese version  of NML including  the  bonus track “When the love is gone” duet on vocals by late Toto’s Fergie Frederiksen and Guido Priori.  Myland became soon one of the most known Italian AOR band in the world. After many line up changing from 2010  to 2014 Myland split in 2016.
 
In 2017 Paolo Morbini and Guido Priori brought back together to release “2017” under the monicker “Paolo Morbini  Project”. The strong influence by Journey and Toto’s style.
 
This is a new Video ”She’ll never be the one” from the Album ”2017” Out in November 2017.
 
 
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Thu
05
Oct

DEEP PURPLE Keep On Truckin' With Live LP & New BluRay

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Deep Purple are setting sail into new waters with their first-ever animated video.

The official video for "The Surprising," one of the fan favorite tracks from the internationally successful album inFinite, takes the viewer on a journey through the magical 50-year history of the band. With high attention to detail, the animated masterpiece follows the five heroes of our story – Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey, and Steve Morse � through a stormy ship cruise full of allusiions and sees them riding off into the sunset.

The video was directed and illustrated by Matt Rooke, alongside director Peter Rogers, who also produced the video together with Craig Hooper and Collin Games, known from the Deep Purple movie documentary From Here to inFinite.
 
Deep Purple and earMUSIC also announce the release of the 97-minute documentary From Here to inFinite, which is due out in November 2017. It shows the history and origin of inFinite and provides a deep insight into the workings of the band for the first time on Blu-ray!

The Blu-ray further includes two hours of bonus material, including music videos such as "The Surprising," three previously unreleased live videos ("Time for Bedlam," "Birds of Prey," and "Smoke on the Water"), all filmed and recorded at Hellfest 2017, as well as in-depth behind the scenes footage, movie documentary outtakes, interviews, and an audio commentary by Deep Purple themselves; all previously unreleased. 

 

 
In conjunction with the release of the Blu-ray, Deep Purple and earMUSIC are also releasing The infinite Live Recorings, Pt. 1 on a special 3-disc vinyl LP, produced by Bob Ezrin. This was recorded at Hellfest 2017, the biggest metal festival in France and contains a brand new previously unreleased 80min live performance. 
 
TRACK LIST FROM HERE TO INFINITE (Blu-ray) 
The Movie "From Here to inFinite (97 min.)
 
Bonus (132 min.)
Audio commentary by Deep Purple
Live At Hellfest 2017
1. Time for Bedlam
2. Birds of Prey
3. Smoke on the Water

Outtakes From Here to inFinite
1. Full Interview with Joe Satriani
2. Corky - The Recording Engineer

Official Music Videos
1. The Surprising
2. Johnny's Band
3. Johnny's Band Documentary
4. All I Got Is You

About inFinite - Interviews
1. About the Album
2. Beyond the Album
3. Track by track
4. Rapid Fire interview
5. Behind the Scenes photoshoot
  
TRACK LISTING FOR THE INFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 (3LP)
Side A
1. Time for Bedlam
2. Fireball
3. Bloodsucker
Side B
1. Strange Kind of Woman
2. Uncommon Man
Side C
1. The Surprising
2. Lazy
Side D
1. Birds Of Prey
2. Hell To Pay
3. Key Solo
Side E
1. Perfect Strangers
2. Space Truckin’
3. Smoke On The Water
Side F
1. Hush
2. Black Night

 

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Wed
04
Oct

CYHRA Bursts Onto The Melodic Metal Scene

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When it comes to unearthing new heavy music that will stand the test of time, it always pays to observe what the experts are doing. A four-man testament to hard work and creative excellence, Cyhra showcases the pooling of a huge quantity of modern metal talent. Formed in 2016 by long-time friends ex-Amaranthe vocalist Jake E and former In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, these vital veterans are about to light a fire under the contemporary metal scene that promises to blaze for decades to come. The band’s immaculate debut album, Letters To Myself, is the end result of an artistic partnership that was, as Jake E explains, plainly meant to be.
 
“At the beginning of 2016, Jesper and me sat down to have a cup of coffee, and we were discussing what we wanted to do with our respective careers. Jesper said that he was going to go and record a solo album and I was saying that I was actually walking the same path, although I didn’t know if I was going to leave Amaranthe or just do something completely different. Jesper asked me if I’d be interested in singing on his solo album and then I more or less asked him the same thing, would he play on my solo album? Then we discussed what kind of music we each wanted to do, and after ten minutes Jesper stood up and said ‘What the fuck? We want to do exactly the same thing! Let’s start a band instead!’ That’s how it all started. A couple of months later I decided to leave Amaranthe, and this became my main priority.”
 
Completing this insanely gifted quartet are former In Flames bassist Peter Iwers and Alex Landenburg, current drummer with power metal titans Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and a former member of thrash legends Annihilator. As the explosive and exhilarating songs on Letters To Myself reveal, the chemistry between these four musicians has been instant and extraordinary. Sometimes all the pieces of the puzzle just fall into place…
 
“I always had Alex in my mind for the drum position,” says Jake. “We always bumped into each other when I was out touring. I said to Jesper, ‘I know this guy and you’re going to love him!’ I sent two or three songs to Alex and he loved them and became a member of the band almost right away! We were almost at the point of talking with labels when we thought that maybe Peter would like to be involved too. He was still in In Flames at that point, but he wanted to join. He decided to leave In Flames a couple of months later, but that had nothing to do with us asking him to join Cyhra. But suddenly we had a steady line-up! It was fun that Jesper and Peter ended up in the same band again, too… that’s pretty cool.”
 
 

Although by no means repeating past glories, Cyhra’s debut album undoubtedly features plenty of the magic that each member of the band has become known for over the years. From the blissfully melodic thrust of Jesper Strömblad’s riffs and hooks and the soaring, soulful splendour of Jake E’s unmistakable voice to the pummelling, groove-driven precision of Peter Iwers and Alex Landenburg’s rhythmic bedrock, every last moment crackles with the excitement of fresh territory, new challenges and a brand new identity for all involved to embrace.

An album of concise anthems, every one of them blessed with a huge chorus, Letters To Myself sets out this band’s stall in no uncertain terms: from the high energy riffing and skittering groove of opener Karma and the monstrous power and melodic finesse of Heartrage through to the overwhelming emotional thrust of grand ballad Closure and the pop-tinged melo-death attack of Holding Your Breath.
 
“When it comes to a style, I’d just say that this is really catchy metal!” laughs Jake. “You can hear where we’re coming from but we’re not cut’n’pasting anything from our old bands. We have our own ways of singing and playing so yeah, it’s recognisable. I don’t put labels on music. For me it’s either good music or bad music – they’re the only categories I have! I guess we aimed to get some kind of elements from our other bands. I’ve always been focused on choruses, but I also wanted to add some more modern touches, some of that alternative metal vibe. It’s hard to put a label on it, though, and that’s a great problem to have.”
 
Beyond the obvious thrill of starting a new band, Cyhra also represents something deeper and more profound for guitarist Jesper Strömblad. Having battled with addiction for many years, this latest creative step marks a wholesale comeback for one of modern metal’s most distinguished protagonists, and the songs on Letters To Myself delve deep into the emotional turmoil and quest for inner strength that Jesper has experienced in recent times. Newly invigorated and back to top form, his confident and artistically joyous return is a cause for celebration on every level.
 
“This album must be seen a little bit as Jesper’s comeback,” agrees Jake. “He’s never been silent about his problems with alcohol and other things. We talked a lot and I listened to what he had to say about his condition and his feelings and all his anxiety problems. I wrote the lyrics a lot from his perspective, but also from mine, writing about being in a bad situation, whether it’s a band or a relationship or a problem with alcohol. The album is pretty true to our life experiences and I think people will be able to relate to it. It’s a dark album but it still has that positive vibe, which is kinda weird!”
 
With such an impressive collective pedigree, the buzz around Cyhra has been growing at a rapid rate since the band unveiled their plans earlier this year. When Letters To Myself hits the streets, it seems likely that these revitalised metal diehards will make a swift and sudden impact. An exciting new chapter for all concerned, Cyhra are in this for long haul and ready to take their message of hope to the masses.
 
“We have our own headline show in Helsinki on the 27th of October and that’ll be our first ever live show,” Jake states. “We’re gonna be a band like any other and we’re gonna tour hard. I really don’t want people to think this is some kind of project. It’s a full-blown band and we’re gonna work our asses off!”
 
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Sat
30
Sep

AOR Heaven Announces Nov 24 Releases - DANTE FOX & WILDNESS

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German label AOR Heaven will release the new albums by British Melodic Rock band DANTE FOX called “Six String Revolver” and the debut by Swedish Melodic Rock group WILDNESS on November 24. These will be the final releases from this label before the usual Winter break.
 

Dante Fox were formed in September 1989 by lead Vocalist Sue Willetts.  She was quickly joined by guitarist Tim Manford and this created a golden partnership. On the strength of their songs Dante Fox caught the interest of Linda Bruce from Rich Bitch Studio’s and a debut album was now a reality. Following this an appearance on ITV television show ‘Hit The Town’ hosted by Rory McGrath launched the sounds of Lost And Lonely Heart through televisions all around the UK. Dante Fox signed to Now and Then Records in March 1996, and in May they appeared on the Gods line up next to Hugo and Jamie Kyle.
 
In October 1996 the debut Under Suspicion was released. Many shows followed including a support tour with ELO, Enuff Z Nuff and European festivals such as Mindview and Ardshock. Capitalising on this European interest the band returned to Holland for more headline shows. In April 1997 Under Suspicion was released in Japan and received an 87/100 review in BURRN magazine.The second album The Fire Within was released on Frontiers Records in March 1999. The album included more live favourites and in Japan Firing My Heart and Over You were added to the playlist of Masa Itoh’s Heavy Metal syndicate radio show. The band closed the year with an appearance at the Gods and also appeared as the backing band for Stan Bush.
 
The band took a break and returned in 2005, with a slot at Firefest and a UK tour support to Vixen. The third album ‘Under The Seven Skies’ was released worldwide on Frontiers Records in March 2007 featuring the Nine minute epic title track. The album was voted best album of 2007 by the listeners of ARFM Radio and the band continued to support the album by playing shows with Danny Vaughn and Wigwam.

The fourth album Lost Man’s Ground released in October 2012 at the bands appearance at Firefest. This featured a new rhythm section Andy Perfect (Drums) and Alan Mills (Bass), and also Alessandro DelVecchio on backing vocals and Eric Ragno on keyboards.

In June 2012 a magical night was experienced opening for US band Night Ranger in London. This year ended with a much anticipated performance at Firefest and a great slot at Hard Rock Hell. Sue Willetts was voted 20 in the top 50 Female vocalists of all time in  Classic Rock Magazine alongside Ann Wilson and Cher and the band performed at HRH AOR (Tesla,FM ) Hard Rock Hell Ibiza and a very successful tour with Romeo’s Daughter.
 
In September 2016 the album ‘ Breathless ‘ was released through AOR Heaven and received excellent critical acclaim featuring in many journalist’s Top 10 albums of 2016 and propelling Dante Fox as One of the leaders in Modern Melodic Rock for 2017.

The new album ‘Six String Revolver’ sees the band pay homage to their most popular songs from the first two albums from the 90’s. These songs have enabled Dante fox to evolve over time they have been re-recorded from the ground up with love, respect, precision and an excellent state of the art modern production from Sheena Sear at M2 Studio's . The band are looking forward to playing in Germany for the first time at the HEAT Festival in December which will make a very exciting album launch. Dante Fox will also be performing at HRH AOR (Joe Lynn Turner, Eclipse). Joining the band on drums for these shows and more will be the ‘Thunder God’ Scott Higham (Pendragon)
 
Tour Dates:
HEAT Festival Germany - 2nd December 2017
HRH AOR Festival - 8th March, 2018
 
Dante Fox are: Sue Willetts Manford - Lead Vocals; Tim Manford - Lead Guitar & backing Vocals; Alan Mills - Bass Guitar; Eric Ragno - Keyboards
 
 
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The idea behind WILDNESS began to grow in the summer of 2013 when the first songs were written. With main focus on heavy guitars, wide keyboards, big drums, melodies and hooks the shape of something new and exciting began to emerge. At this point, Wildness was more of a studio project and originally founded by drummer and songwriter Erik Modin while the guitar players Pontus Sköld and Adam Holmström were in to share the lead guitar parts early on.
The search for the right lead singer wasn’t easy as pie, but after a few months their destiny crossed with the unbelivable vocal talent Gabriel Lindmark in early 2014. More songwritings and demos recording came along, and it didn’t take long until it was clear that WILDNESS deserved to be a real band.
 
On September 1st 2015, WILDNESS independently released their self-produced debut single ”Collide” which immediately gained a lot of spins at various digital platforms such as a number of online radio stations focused on AOR and Melodic Rock. Live performances that followed showed that the band was capable to  deliver on stage as well.

The second single ”Turning The Pages” was released on January 14th 2016, and shortly after that WILDNESS was approached by Georg Siegl by German record label AOR Heaven. The contact resulted in a record deal which allowed the band to finally begin the launch of their first full-length album.
 
The choice for the producer fell on the creative and productive mastermind Erik Wigelius (Wigelius, Care Of Night) and the pre-production and recordings took place between during 2016 and 2017. The main part of the record was recorded at Erik Wigelius’ studio, besides additional parts recorded by drummer and co-producer Erik Modin.
The two previous singles ”Collide” and ”Turning The Pages” were re-recorded for the album. The mixing and mastering was handled by Erik Wigelius, who really knows how to take the 80’s-influenced sounds at put them in the 21th century!
 
Despite their short career, WILDNESS have already shared stages with well established acts in the scene like WHITE WIDDOW and DYNAZTY.
 
Releases: Collide - Digital single (September 1th, 2015) ; Turning The Pages - Digital single (January 14th, 2016)
 
facebook.com/wildnessofficial  / instagram: wildnessofficial
 
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Fri
29
Sep

New WARLORD Album Underway For 2018 Release

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome legendary U.S. metallers Warlord to the family for the release of a new studio album in 2018!
 
Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with Graham Bonnet Band and the upcoming group, Spirits Of Fire, [which also features Tim Ripper Owens "Official Page" (Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex Iced Earth, Judas Priest), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and Steve Di Giorgio (Death (Official), Testament, Sadus)], Frontiers approached Zonder about the prospect of doing a new Warlord album for release in 2018. Luckily for the label, Zonder and co-founder/guitarist William J. Tsamis were very much open to the idea. Says Zonder, "[a]fter all of these years, Warlord is with a "real label". It will be great to have Warlord music shared with a worldwide audience., which is something that has been missing for many years. With my prior working experiences with Frontiers, I know Warlord is in the right place and I am very appreciative of this great opportunity. We thank everyone at the label for their belief in Warlord!"
 
In September 2013, Tsamis and Zonder announced that they had tapped vocalist Nicholas Leptos of Arrayan Path and Astronomikon to be the new Warlord singer. This line-up, along with bassist Bynoe will be the line-up for the upcoming new album. Adds Zonder, "this Warlord release will be like all of the previous ones, 100% Warlord. No changing of direction to keep up with the current fad, just good ol' school Warlord music. Maybe leaning back a touch to the early days and we promise a high energy album that features the classic Bill Tsamis compositions and his classic guitar melody lines. As I always try to do, I'll give it my all in tandem with my favorite bass player Philip Bynoe, working together to create a solid foundation. This will be the first studio recording with Nicholas Leptos on vocals. We have performed live with him several times and are eagerly awaiting to capture his dynamic performances on tape. A classic Warlord album in the making……"
 
Founded in in 1980 by guitarist/composer William J. Tsamis and drummer/percussionist Mark Zonder, Warlord is considered a pioneer in power metal thanks to their now classic 1983 6-song EP, "Deliver Us". Kerrang, Sounds, Burrn, and Music Connection all featured the band and praised the release thanks to their outside the norm, semi-progressive style that was inspired by such diverse acts as Rainbow, Scorpions, and Jethro Tull. Adding further intrigue to the Warlord mystique was the band members' use of pseudonyms such as 'Destroyer' (Tsamis), 'Thunderchild' (Zonder), 'Damien King' (vocalist Jack Rucker), and 'Sentinel' (keyboardist Diane Kornarens). The band also refused to become just another L.A. club act and opted to present themselves on a grander scale. They famously rented The Raymond Theater out to stage what would turn out to be the only Warlord live performance in the USA, prior to August 2013. It was filmed and recorded for the group's first full-length release, "And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun...," issued in October 1984, accompanied by a home video release of the same name.
 
While the band disbanded in 1986, they amassed a cult-like following in Europe despite their inactivity. This was largely due to rave reviews in metal the press, continuous airplay, and the circulation of many demos via "tape trading," as well as positive word-of-mouth promotion among metal fans. With the onset of the internet, the music of Warlord spread worldwide and thus helped secure Warlord a place in the history of heavy metal as one of the great metal forefathers of the '80s.
 
After the band dissolved, Zonder joined prog metal pioneers Fates Warning and went on to release numerous albums with them as well as others thanks to his skills then and now being in high demand. It was during one of Fates Warning's European tours that Zonder realized that Warlord's following had grown considerably with multiple fans asking him to sign Warlord albums and demanding new music from the band. Zonder contacted Tsamis and, as soon as schedules permitted, Warlord was once again an active band. Vocal duties were assigned to Hammerfall vocalist (and massive Warlord fan) Joacim Cans. Thus, in 2002, a new album, "Rising Out Of The Ashes," was recorded and released worldwide to rave reviews. This was followed by the first ever Warlord live performance in Europe at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany.
 
A string of mishaps and serious family health issues plagued Warlord after these performances and the band was once again put on a hiatus, which lasted for almost 9 years. Warlord returned to active status formally in March 2012. Vocalist duties would be handled by one of the original 80's Warlord vocalists, Rick Anderson and Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai, Ring of Fire) joined the band on bass. That line-up released "The Holy Empire" to much critical and fan acclaim. In the meantime, mounting pressure by promoters and fans bore fruit and Warlord announced that they would headline the April 2013 German "Keep It True XVI" Festival. This announcement was followed by two headlining dates in Greece - Thessaloniki and Athens - which sold out, thus leading to a second headlining show in Athens which sold out as well. Fast forward to 2017 and the band is currently working on their Frontiers Music Srl debut studio album.
 
Stay tuned for updates as work on the album progresses….
 
 

 

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Thu
28
Sep

New CLIF MAGNESS Solo Album Due Early 2018

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In the early '90s, melodic rock had more or less left the mainstream and become an underground affair championed by a group of small indie labels in Europe. But, in 1994 one spectacular release appeared on the scene from a singer/songwriter named Clif Magness, entitled 'Solo' that managed to collect truly rave reviews from all over the world (yes, even in a time when melodic rock was considered dead and gone).
 
But who is Clif Magness? Well, he certainly needs no introduction for music fanatics who have devoted much of their time over the years to reading the credits in album liners. By the time the "Solo" record came out, he already made a name for himself co-writing and producing a #1 hit with Jack Wagner ('All I Need'), a top 5 hit for Wilson Phillips ('Impulsive'), and winning a Recording Academy / GRAMMYs for the song 'The Places You Find Love' from Quincy Jones' critically acclaimed album, 'Back On The Block.' Just three years later, in 1993, Clif was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globes Award for the song 'The Day I Fall In Love' from the film 'Beethoven's 2nd', co-written with Carole Bayer Sager and James Ingram.
 
Throughout the 1990s and into 2000, Clif continued to work with outstanding artists such as Celine Dion, Hanson, Steve Perry, Amy Grant, and Joe Bonamassa among others. Clif was also instrumental in developing perhaps the biggest breakout artist of 2003, Avril Lavigne. Being among the first writer/producers to work with Avril, Clif's writing and production style became the benchmark for the album. Clif co-wrote and produced the fourth, much edgier, Avril Lavigne single 'Losing Grip,' as well as five other tracks from her multi-platinum debut 'Let Go.' Of course he has kept on working and creating some great and hugely successful music for many singers in the past few years, including Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, and many others.
 
The exciting news for fans of Clif is that he is stepping back in to the melodic rock scene with a new solo record, which is being released on Frontiers Music Srl!
 
'After receiving numerous requests from fans all over the world, I am excited to announce that I'm teaming up with Frontiers and releasing a new solo album,' says Clif. ' Very cool to be working with Frontiers and after too long, on my own project. Years have passed since my last solo effort, but the truth is, I am, at the heart of things, a journeyman songwriter, and producer for others, and still am. But I have had an awesome time stepping out and putting together this record.'
 
Frontiers Music Srl is truly honored and excited to welcome such a huge talent to the label and firmly believes this will continue their unapproachable track record of bringing AOR fans music they are more than happy to hear. The new release will follow in the footsteps of 'Solo', with an updated production and sound befitting of the 21st century. The label anticipates releasing the record in early 2018.
 

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Wed
27
Sep

DEVOID 'Cup Of Tears' Pre-Order Now

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MelodicRock Records is excited to bring the peddle to the metal with a brand-new artist for fans of hard hitting, but very melodic metal.
 
Introducing DEVOID – a debut album with the star power of a seasoned veteran artist; it features the respected vocal talents of Carsten ‘Lizard’ Schulz and special guest appearances by Mattias Ia Eklundh (Freak Kitchen - guitar), Henrik Danhage (Evergrey - guitar), Daniel Palmqvist (Beyond The Katakomb - guitar) and Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear/The Ferrymen - guitar).
 
PRE-ORDER DEVOID 'CUP OF TEARS' NOW (OUT OCTOBER 13) $15 (+$5 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE)
 
 
 
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DEVOID is the brainchild of French guitarist extraordinaire Mael Saout (Shadyon). Combing both technical finesse and outstanding arrangements with extremely memorable chorus hooks, the debut album ‘Cup Of Tears’ doesn’t have to hide behind the greats of the melodic/prog genre.
 
Apart from establishing a brilliant line up for the band itself, featuring German vocal powerhouse Carsten Lizard Schulz, Shad Mae also managed to include some stunning guest performances by some of the finest guitarists out there!
 

 
Line Up:
Shad Mae (guitars)
Carsten Lizard Schulz (vox)
Jorris Guilbaud (keys)
Ben Toquet (bass)
Ben Wanders (drums)
 
Tracklist:
01. Soldiers
02. Otherworld
03. Collective Heart
04. The Clock Is Ticking
05. Killing Hands
06. Religion (Preview Track)
07. Agony
08. Final Breath
09. Colours Fade To Grey
10. Mind Keeper
11. Cup Of Tears
12. Hollow Point
 
Co-Produced/Mixed and Mastered by Gwen Kerjan at Slab Sound Studio
Artwork by Nello Dell'Omo
 
DEVOID ‘Cup Of Tears’ will be released via MelodicRock Records on Friday October 13!
 
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Mon
25
Sep

PYRAMAZE 'Melancholy Beast' Re-Issue Announced

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"Melancholy Beast", the classic debut album from PYRAMAZE will be re-issued on CD/digital on November 24th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The album was originally released in 2004.
 
The re-issue includes an extended 20 page booklet that features track commentary and album history written by Pyramaze guitarist and founder Michael Kammeyer. The re-issue also includes the bonus track "The Wizard" that was originally only included on the Japanese edition of the album.
 
Michael Kammeyer comments:
 
"Dear fans of Pyramaze and all things metal! It's time for the old to become the new! Our highly praised debut album Melancholy Beast is up for a re-release. Originally released back in 2004, the album has had a good run, but has become increasingly hard to obtain in the stores over the last years, due to obsolete record contracts and label changes. While the new Pyramaze stuff continues to gather new fans around the world, the old album(s) have also become highly coveted by the growing Pyramaze fanbase. Therefore it is with great pride and joy that I can announce the signing for a re-release with Inner Wound Recordings. The album has been updated with track commentary, album history and new band photos inside the booklet. Also for the first time outside of Japan with the bonus track 'The Wizard'.
 
This should be a real treat for any Pyramaze fan. While I myself am no longer an active member of Pyramaze, I still follow the guys closely as a friend and fan of the new releases. I'm also still handling the business decisions regarding the three first albums. And this release has been in the planning between myself, Pyramaze and Inner Wound Recordings for quite some time. Finally it's a reality, and on behalf of Pyramaze, Inner Wound Recordings and myself I hereby announce that Melancholy Beast 2.0 will be out in Europe and North America on November 24th. Metal greetings, Michael Kammeyer (ex-Pyramaze captain/guitarist)."
 
"Melancholy Beast" was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Evergrey].
 
"Melancholy Beast" track listing:
01. Sleepy Hollow
02. Forsaken Kingdom
03. Melancholy Beast
04. The Journey
05. Until We Fade Away
06. Legend
07. Mighty Abyss
08. The Nature Of Triumph
09. Power Of Imagination
10. The Wizard (Bonus Track)
 
Pyramaze "Melancholy Beast" line-up:
Lance King - Vocals
Michael Kammeyer - Guitars
Morten Gade Sorensen - Drums
Jonah Weingarten - Keyboards
Niels Kvist - Bass
 
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Fri
22
Sep

MECCA 'The Demos' 2-Disc Compilation Track Listing Revealed

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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.
 
MECCA “The Demos” will be restricted to 1000 units only and released November 3. Pre-orders available from next week.
 
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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Fri
22
Sep

EUROPE Ready Launch 'Walk The Earth' Single

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WALK THE EARTH Album Now Available for Pre-Order (See Links Below)
 
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music)
 
September 21, 2017 –- EUROPE is pleased to announce the release of their title track and first single “Walk The Earth” from their up and coming new studio album WALK THE EARTH out October 20th.
 
WALK THE EARTH is now available for pre-order from the links below:
Special Edition CD/DVD Digi-book: http://hyperurl.co/EuropeWTESE
White coloured vinyl: http://hyperurl.co/EuropeWTFLP
 
 
If EUROPE’s 2015 album WAR OF KINGS was the album that made the rock world realise what a formidable act EUROPE had become then WALK THE EARTH is the album that is set to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts of current times.
 
“We're simply a different band today,” says lead singer Joey Tempest. “Ever since we started up again in 2004, we have constantly explored our limits and new parts of our musical universe. After around 1,000 shows, we feel comfortable just improvising, jamming and pushing our lyrics and songwriting with much more ease. We have now been together recording and making albums longer than the early period of the band. Five albums in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Now six records with WALK THE EARTH. When we started up again in 2004 we all agreed to think ‘long-term,’ to take the long road and build up a new relationship with listeners and media. We all agreed on writing together, owning our music, and license it out to labels that really care and support us in the long run.
 
“We also agreed to not look back! And never stop looking for that deeper expression. We don't have much in common with our contemporaries from back then. We have taken a different path, making sure we are constantly moving forward. We have little regard for outside influences and opinions. In order to enjoy this new journey and feel creative, it needed to be completely on our terms.
 
“In a EUROPE live show, there is of course some room for nostalgia, but in the studio there is none. Every album is a reaction to the one before, a new journey a new adventure. The music of a rock band needs to constantly move, challenge, upheave, evolve or the band will automatically become a nostalgia act. We are proud of our past and previous albums, but we simply can't identify, recapture, emulate any of it. We simply can't write like that even if we wanted to. We are a new act with a different expression.
 
“Over the years, we have learned how important recording techniques and recording equipment is by trying to search and research which producers, engineers and recording studios that can actually inspire and keep us wanting to be adventurous and daring. It has now taken us six albums to get here.”
 
The new album WALK THE EARTH will feature original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart.
 
“We were in the studio a few days into recording and Dave (Cobb, Producer) comes in wearing this very cool T-Shirt with one of Mike's designs on it. Immediately we knew we had to check Mike's other work and have him come up with an exclusive design for us based on the vibe of the album. We are very proud to have his amazing artwork as the WALK THE EARTH album cover!' - Joey Tempest on the appointment of Mike Sportes to do the cover.
 
WALK THE EARTH tracklisting:
 
1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
4. Pictures
5. Election Day
6. Wolves
7. GTO
8. Haze
9. Whenever You’re Ready
10. Turn To Dust
 
From the anthemic sound of the opening track “Walk The Earth” to the heavy vibe that is “Haze,” from the instant melody of “Election Day” to the lyrical content of “Kingdom United,” WALK THE EARTH is the album that should see EUROPE rightly acclaimed as a band at the height of their powers. The wonderful melodies and depth of Joey Tempest’s vocals along with a powerhouse rhythm section and the guitar playing of John Norum, one of the great underrated guitarists. Norum’s guitar playing shines across the record. This is an album that is big in its scope and sound. Much like previous album “War Of Kings,” WALK THE EARTH is an album that has instant appeal but is also an album that needs to be lived with, in order to uncover it’s depth. The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy@ winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).
 
Late 2016 saw EUROPE perform a series of “The Final Countdown Anniversary Shows” across Europe – culminating in a show at The Roundhouse in London. The show has been immortalised in a July 2017 DVD release The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live at the Roundhouse.

Preceding the landmark event, fans were also treated to a live performance of EUROPE’s last album, 2015’s WAR OF KINGS, a release which re-established them as one of the top rock bands in the world.
 
Since forming in 1979 EUROPE have sold over 25 million albums, toured across the world and become one of the greats of modern rock music. The bands all conquering THE FINAL COUNTDOWN album has alone sold over 15 million copies worldwide and the single of the same name was #1 in 25 countries.
 

 

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Thu
21
Sep

STEEVI JAIMZ Teams With PHIL VOKINS For New Project

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Steevi Jaimz, singer, songwriter. Probably best known for fronting the 1980's big selling, over the top, Glam Metal band Tigertailz. With whom he wrote and recorded their first Shoot To Kill EP and the debut album Young & Crazy. After his spell in Tigertailz, he signed to Carlin Music Publishing and released his first solo EP Kick That Habit-Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, with which he worked on with legendary Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham as producer.
 
Two solo albums have followed that. Damned if I Do... Damned If I Don't. And more recently, 2008's My Private Hell. Recorded in Sweden with respected songwriter/Producers Chris Laney  (Zan Clan, Shotgun, Pretty Maids)  and Anders Ringman. Steevi says... "My Private Hell was the record I'd always dreamed of making. Chris and Anders are incredible writers, musicians and Producers, and it was a pleasure to make from start to finish. I'm also very proud to call them great friends too".
 
In 2015 Steevi was personally invited by Cherie Currie (The Runaways) to join her onstage in London. Which led to the collaboration on the forthcoming Time Machine record.
 
Phil Vokins is an English guitarist, songwriter and arranger best known for his work with Persian Risk, Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Tyrant, Strangeways and Wrathchild. Phil is mainly known for his on-stage, charismatic antics. But as a studio artist, Phil's experience sets him apart as a more unique, and ready to listen to the ideas from those around him. As Phil quotes ''I just love to play, that's really what it's about for me, I never wanted to be a Rock Star.' I can't even stand the term.”
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TRACKLISTING:
Babylon's Burning
God In Louisiana
Shot By Both Sides
Gypsy's, Tramps & Thieves. Ft. Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
The Wild One, Forever
If You Could Read My Mind
Philby
Stardust
Look At Last Nite
Living Without You (Bonus track)
 

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Thu
21
Sep

DANTE FOX Release 'Six String Revolver' November 24

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Dante Fox return with their 6th album Six String Revolver - It sees the band revolve and pay homage to their most popular songs from their First Two albums from the mid to late Nineties.
 
These are some of the songs that have enabled Dante fox to evolve over time they have been re-recorded with love,respect, precision and an excellent state of the art modern production from Sheena Sear & Mark Stuart at M2 Studio's . There are new arrangements and totally new musical sections added to long term favourites such as Lost And Lonely Heart and How do We Learn About Love which have taken the songs to a new level.
 
The album has been recorded with help from our good friend and Keyboard maestro Eric Ragno , Nigel Bailey ( backing vocals) and on Five tracks pulled from the original recordings Tony Mills( Backing Vocals) It has been a joy and we hope to carry on with these great talents for our seventh album in 2018.
 
Six String Revolver Cover photography by Paul Stuart - Hollingsworth and sleeve design / artwork Carl Beckston
 
Artist - Dante Fox
Album - Six String Revolver
Release date - 24th November 2017
Label - AOR Heaven ( UK and Europe )
 
Tracklist:
Firing My Heart
Lonely
Under The City Lights
A Matter Of Time
Still Remember Love
Remember My Name
Lost And Lonely Heart
I Can’t Sleep
All That I Need
How Do We Learn About Love
All That I Need (Acoustic ) Bonus Track
 
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Thu
21
Sep

H.E.A.T 'Into The Great Unknown' Video Launch

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THE NEW ALBUM “INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN” IS RELEASED ON FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
 
Celebrated Swedish rock band H.E.A.T premiere the music video for their new single Eye Of The Storm to dovetail the release of their long awaited new album "Into The Great Unknown" on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC.
H.E.A.T start the European leg of their tour in Copenhagen on Monday 30th October and the band will play their first show in the UK in Wolverhampton on Friday 17th November.
 
After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.
 
"Into The Great Unknown" is the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed "Tearing Down The Walls".  2012’s successful "Address The Nation" album was praised worldwide as one of the best albums of the year, and consolidated the H.E.A.T’s growing reputation as the new leading band in hard edged melodic rock.  "Into The Great Unknown" is a rock and roll journey into the great unknown. The album delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for - frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock.
 
In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song "1000 Miles". That same year the band’s second album "Freedom Rock" was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock magazine UK. Since then, they’ve toured all over the world, blowing audiences away with their outstanding live concerts.
 
Watch “Eye Of The Storm”:
 

 
 
H.E.A.T
Guitar: Sky Davis (aka Dave Dalone)
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Keyboard: Jona Tee
Drums & Percussion: Crash
Vocals: Erik Grönwall
All songs written by H.E.A.T
 
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Thu
21
Sep

Introducing Italian Westcoast/AOR Outfit MINDFEELS

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Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce the signing of Italian AORsters Mindfeels for the release of their debut album "XXenty".
 
Born with the name of Dejanira back in 1994, Mindfeels were originally the trio of Italo Graziana (Soul Seller - Drums), Roberto Barazzotto (Bass) and Luca Carlomagno (Guitars / Keyboards / Violin). From the beginning, Mindfeels showed their love of American AOR/Westcoast legends, Toto, and built a set list of Toto cover songs for live, instrumental performances. Later, Dejanira joined forces with female singer Raffaella Miani, who fronted the band for the recording of their first, unreleased album, which they self-produced. A few years later, new frontman Davide Gilardino, replaced Raffaella on vocals.
 
The band was completed with the addition of Gloria Strippolion backing vocals, and Christian Rossetti on keyboards. This new line-up (with the exception of Gloria Strippoli) began recording the second unreleased album "XXenty", a title chosen in celebration of their more than two decades of music together. The new line-up prompted a new moniker – and Mindfeels was born.
 
They chose the name to represent their infinite love of Toto, led by guitar maestro Steve Lukather, and in particular, their timeless album “Mindfields". In 2017, Mindfeels signed with new label, Art Of Melody Music, for the European release of "XXenty"(scheduled for November 17th), and also with AnderStein Music for a dedicated Japanese release later in December. The cd version will feature liner notes written by Kenneth Bremer, editor in chief of renowned westcoast music website Blue Desert, while the first single, "Soul Has Gone Away", will be launched with an official video in October.
 
- MINDFEELS IS:
Davide Gilardino (Lead & Backing Vocals)
Luca Carlomagno (Guitars, Keyboards & Violin)
Roberto Barazzotto (Bass)
Italo Graziana (Drums)
 
- Special Guest
Christian Rossetti (Keyboards)
 
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Thu
21
Sep

MILLENIUM Feat. JORN LANDE Classic 'Hourglass' Album Reissued

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MILLENIUM Hourglass: The Complete Sessions
 
 
From the late-'90s to the mid-2000s, highly respected workhorse guitarist Ralph Santolla (Iced Earth, Deicide, Obituary, etc.) was the driving force behind four tremendous hard rock albums from his own band, MILLENIUM. Originally released in 2000 by Now & Then/Frontiers Records, the group's third and arguably most ambitious effort—the proggressive, metal-tinged, epic rock of Hourglass—was its only to include the wildlyy impressive talents of Norwegian frontman Jørn Lande (Jorn, Vagabond, Masterplan, etc.); not to mention keyboard contributions from Dag Stokke (TNT, Vagabond, etc.) and the legendary Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, etc.).
 
Largely due to the spark of musical chemistry between Santolla and Lande—who instantly bonded over a shared love of similar music—Hourglass was the result of more collaborative writing sessions for the group. Recorded over the course of three months at studios as spread out as Manchester, England; Boverbru, Norway (Studio Studio Nyhagen); Tampa, FL (Morrisound Recording); as well as the band members' own homes; MILLENIUM additionally laid down several cover tunes by the likes of MSG, Rainbow, Sweet, and Jefferson Starship—only released as Japanese bonus tracks or yeaars later amidst The Best of... and More collection.
 
Predominantly well-received in Europe and Asia, limited shows supporting the release of Hourglass followed locally in MILLENIUM's home base of Florida; at the Gods of AOR festival in Wigan, England; and throughout a three-show tour of Spain with Ten and Elyte. At a certain point, however, Jorn—increasingly busy with other projects—am”amicably parted ways with the group, leading to the eventual return of their former vocalist, Todd Plant, and drawing this portion of the MILLENIUM timeline to a close.
 
17 years later, Divebomb Records is honored to bring this stunning segment of the MILLENIUM discography back to the fore with Hourglass: The Complete Sessions. Fully remastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording, this 16-track collection finds the 10-song album and six bonus cuts from the era compiled onto a single 76-minute CD for the first time. All of which is housed alongside an extensive 20-page booklet featuring updated cover art, photographs, lyrics, and a memory-fueled interview with Ralph Santolla, conducted by Shawn Pelata (Final Sign, Oracle, etc.). For the fans, by the fans!
 
FOR FANS OF: JORN, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE, MASTERPLAN AND EYEWITNESS
 
1. Power To Love
2. Wheels Are Turning
3. Hourglass
4. No More Miracles
5. Superstar
6. Rocket Ride
7. I Will Follow
8. I Still Believe
9. Masquerade
10. Chasing Time
11. Rain
12. Anybody
13. On And On
14. I Surrender
15. Jane
16. Love Is Like Oxygen
 
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Wed
20
Sep

GARY MOORE 'Blues and Beyond' November 24 on BMG

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On 24th November 2017 BMG proudly release Gary Moore’s Blues and Beyond, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings. Blues and Beyond is released on double CD, 4 LP and as a box set, which includes unreleased live recordings and the official Gary Moore biography I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow written by Harry Shapiro.
 
Best known for his evocative solo hits, Parisienne Walkways and Still Got the Blues (live versions feature in this set), and his on/off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore’s solo career comprises over twenty albums. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music ­ the blues ­ where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success through his 1990s and 2000s blues albums.
 
As well as running his own bands, during a successful solo career, Gary mixed with the best that rock and blues could offer, playing live and on record with George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Greg Lake, BB King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many others. Gary was also the guitarist many looked up to, not just for the terrifying speed of his fretwork, but for the passion, fire and honesty in his playing.
 
The ‘Blues and Beyond’ formats;
2 x CD: Bringing together the cream of Gary Moore’s blues studio recordings, this digipack format is the perfect Gary Moore blues collection.
 
The 4 x LP counterpart format is housed in an awesome double gatefold “AxeWax” vinyl and features a number of Gary Moore’s blues studio recordings, most of which have never appeared on vinyl.
 
The Box Set: comprises the blues studio recordings on 2 CDs plus a further 2 CDs of newly mixed and mastered live concert recordings, with two previously unheard song versions. This is the first time that this concert has been available, anywhere. Also included, is the brand new book I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, which offers a unique insight into the world of Gary Moore. This full length Gary Moore-authorised biography is new, unreleased and all you need to know about the man behind the guitar. For the true collector, included are a number of reproductions of ultra-rare memorabilia items including a concert ticket, album launch event invite, VIP wrist band and AAA pass. This box is the ultimate collection of Gary Moore’s blues output and documents the evolution of a legend.
 
 
Blues and Beyond track listing:
CD1
1. Enough Of The Blues
2. Tell Me Woman
3. Stormy Monday
4. That's Why I Play The Blues
5. Power Of The Blues
6. Ball And Chain
7. Looking Back
8. Surrender
9. Cold Black Night
10. There's A Hole
11. Getaway Blues
12. We Want Love
13. Memory Pain
14. The Prophet
 
CD2
1. You Upset Me Baby
2. Bring My Baby Back
3. I Can't Quit You Baby
4. World Of Confusion
5. Picture Of The Moon
6. Can't Find My Baby
7. Drowning In Tears
8. Evil
9. My Baby (She's So Good To Me)
10. Ain't Got You
11. Just Can't Let You Go
12. How Many Lies
13. Torn Inside
14. Parisienne Walkways (Live)
 
CD3 (box set only)
Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)
1. Walking By Myself
2. Oh Pretty Woman
3. Need Your Love So Bad
4. Since I Met You Baby
5. Surrender
6. Cold Black Night
7. All Your Love
8. Still Got The Blues
 
CD4 (box set only)
Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)
1. Too Tired
2. The Sky Is Crying
3. Further On Up The Road
4. Fire
5. The Blues Is Alright
6. Enough Of The Blues (Alternative)
7. The Prophet
 
‘I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow’ book information (box set only)
 
Three years in the making, I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow is the official Gary Moore biography written by acclaimed music writer Harry Shapiro, who was given exclusive access to Gary’s family, friends and musicians.
 
Spanning Gary’s five decades as a professional musician, the story begins with his early, troubled life in Belfast which he dealt with by honing his extraordinary talent in private, becoming recognised as one of the city’s best guitarists even while still at school. Leaving home at 16, the guitar prodigy began a tumultuous career first in Skid Row then, aged only 19, an abortive attempt at running his own band and then on through the Seventies switching with consummate ease between the hard rock of Thin Lizzy and the complex jazz rock of Jon Hiseman’s Colosseum II.
 
But even as a kid, Gary was telling his friends that he always wanted to be the frontman, never a guitar for hire. His solo career finally took off in 1979 with the chart single “Parisienne Walkways”. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music ­ the blues ­ where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success with the 1990 album, Still Got The Blues, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.
 
Gary never found life easy. He had demons to battle, could be his own worst enemy and made quite a few extra ones on the way. But when he suddenly died in 2011, the outpourings of admiration and grief from fellow musicians and fans around the world was heartfelt. As Harry Shapiro says “I would never have written a simpering hagiography. Hopefully this account will come across as honest as the man himself”.
 
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Wed
20
Sep

INTO THE UNKNOWN Come 'Out Of The Shadows' Oct 20

 
October 20 sees the release of the debut album from the band Into The Unknown through Vigilante Records.  Entitled Out of the Shadows it showcases 11 songs ranging from the acoustic Breaking My Heart through the anthemic Monsters to the hard rocking Why Me?” and Once.  Throw into the mix an interesting choice of covers - Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball and Chris de Burghs’ Don’t Pay the Ferryman”- and you have a diverse album full of catchy choruses, soaring vocals and raucous riffs.
 
The core of the band is vocalist Lucie Hölzlová, with Guitarist Ryan Atkins and bassist/producer Rupert Withers. Together they have penned all the original songs on the album. 

Lucie and Ryan met Rupert when he produced a song for their previous band. Shortly after Ryan did a session for him on a recording.  The chemistry between them worked and they decided to record more material, inviting Lucie to provide the vocals.  From here songs were written and an album evolved. As they moved forward to create music, things started organically slotting into place and Into The Unknown was born.  A mix of influences, from Nightwish, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC and Halestorm right through to Adele, have contributed to the sound of Into The Unknown, and blended together to create their own powerful rock sound.
 
Fast forward to 2017, the album is ready, recorded at Vigilante Studios in Buckinghamshire.  Live shows and acoustic sessions are being planned for the release period so watch this space.

Out  on Vigilante Records, via Nova/Universal and H'art as physical distributors; and The Orchard as digital distributor, on October 20.

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Tue
19
Sep

REVOLUTION SAINTS Launch New Single 'I Wouldn’t Change A Thing'

 
REVOLUTION SAINTS—Deen Castronovo (ex-JourneyBad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), Jack Blades (Night RangerDamn Yankees)—released the third video, “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing,” from their highly anticipated second album.
 
 
It was directed by Maurizio Del Piccolo of Moviedel, and it was shot at Villa Bossi in Bodio Lomnago, Varese, Italy.
 
“I Wouldn't Change A Thing" was originally written by Richard Page from Mr. Mister,” says Castronovo, “and Serafino wanted us to do it our way. The first time I heard it, I got a bit choked up. It’s a beautiful ballad that Doug got a hold of and put his stamp on it.”
 
"The song was filmed at magnificent historic home outside of Milano, Italy,” Aldrich continues. “It was a rainy day and really had a great vibe for the video. We spent most of the day going for the basic shots and the actors did the love scenes later. There was some steamy stuff going on in the script and I decided it was a bit too racy for me, so I decided to help the chef with his pesto sauce! It is a beautiful song and a nice video. I was very happy about how the solo guitar worked and Deen just shines!!"
 
LIGHT IN THE DARK is due out October 13 on Frontiers Music Srl, and will be available on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition (includes live bonus tracks on the CD and on the DVD, footage from the band’s first-ever live performance captured at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan this past April, a “Making Of” mini-documentary, and music videos for “Light In The Dark” and “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing”), Vinyl, and as a special Limited Edition Box Set (includes the Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, 180g Vinyl, T-shirt (size L), poster, lithograph and sticker). Pre-orders for all formats can be made at the following locations:
 
You can also listen to REVOLUTION SAINTS' newest music on Spotify here: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkSpotify
 
LIGHT IN THE DARK builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.
 
 
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Tue
19
Sep

PUNKY MEADOWS Releases New Video & Single Featuring Frank Dimino and Felix Robinson of ANGEL

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Punky Meadows is from one of the most striking Hard Rock band of the 70's, ANGEL, and on September 18, Punky Meadows will release the new single, "LOST AND LONELY.' 
The track features three members of Angel - guitarist Punky Meadows, vocalist Frank Dimino, and bassist Felix Robinson, as well as Punky's band members Danny Farrow, Charlie Calv and Bob Pantella, who all performed on the song. 
They also filmed a brand-new video at The Chance Theatre in New York for the song, in which it is the first time since 1980 that three members of Angel appear together in a music video.
 
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The video was shot by Jeffery Moore, who co-directed with Danny Farrow. 
 
 
'Man, we had such a great time shooting our latest video with Frank, Felix and the guys,' says Punky. 'Danny and I talked about doing this video for a while. We thought it would be something special for not only the fans of my band, but for the many Angel fans as well. Frank really delivered on this track, and the whole band kicked ass!!!' 
 
Also order the autographed limited special edition of Punky Meadows' 'Fallen Angel' full CD with the Frank Dimino version of 'Lost and Lonely' at www.mainmanrecords.com
 
Punky Meadows also just launched a new merch Store with many shirts, posters and other great items you can order at https://shop.bandwear.com/punkymeadows.
 
And more exciting news - Punky and the band just signed with The Artery Foundation Artist Management, and will be working on many new exciting things together, including a slew of shows for 2018.
 
Lastly, Punky and his band will be doing a special show November 10th at the Debonair Music Hall (Mexicali Live) in Teaneck, NJ. You can get tickets and meet and greet at link for Punky’s official site below.
 
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Sep

JOE SATRIANI Announces The Release Of 'What Happens Next'

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G3 U.S. TOUR SET TO LAUNCH ON JANUARY 11
 
Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
 'Beyond the Supernova' Documentary by ZZ Satriani to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival – October 14
 
(San Francisco, CA) September 18, 2017 – World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings.  Just a day prior to the album release, SATRIANI revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him.  The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.  There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages.  Visit  https://lnk.to/WHN for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.
The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; SATRIANI on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with SATRIANI for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. SATRIANI is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990's The Razors Edge along with his classic works with SATRIANI going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.
These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, 'Energy', to the majestic crunch of 'Thunder High On The Mountain', and the easy, sensual cords of 'Smooth Soul'. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from SATRIANI's other work.
 
Since its debut in 1996, SATRIANI's G3 tour has featured the world's greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. 'I could say that I'm surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it's grown, but in a way I'm not,' SATRIANI says with a laugh, 'I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It's fun, it's unpredictable, it's wild – it's everything you could want in a shoow.'
In addition to this new album and exciting tour news, a new documentary 'Beyond the Supernova' shot by SATRIANI's filmmaker son, ZZ, makes its debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October.  The tour documentary chronicles Joe, along with his band and crew, on their last 'Shockwave Supernova' tour throughout Europe and Asia.
Satriani's Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir first released in May 2014 will now be available in paperback.  Pre-orders are available now with the official release on November 7, 2017.  The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on SATRIANI's last album, Shockwave Supernova. Read an excerpt from the new chapter HERE.
 
For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star 'G3' guitar extravaganza.  SATRIANI's studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them.  His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.
 
'What Happens Next' Track Listing:
1 – Energy                                                                7 - Headrush
2 – Catbot                                                                 8 - Looper
3 - Thunder High On The Mountain                          9 - What Happens Next
4 - Cherry Blossoms                                                10 - Super Funky Badass
5 – Righteous                                                           11 - Invisible
6 - Smooth Soul                                                        12 - Forever And Ever
 
2018 G3 Tour featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen itinerary:
 
January 11           The Moore Theatre                                        Seattle, WA
January 12           Historic Elsinore Theatre                               Salem, OR
January 13           Grand Sierra Theatre                                      Reno, NV
January 14           Fox Theater                                                        Oakland, CA
January 16           Delta Hall at Eccles Theater                          Salt Lake City, UT *
January 17           Brooklyn Bowl                                                   Las Vegas, NV
January 18           Mesa Arts Center                                            Mesa, AZ *
January 19           Orpheum Theatre                                           Los Angeles, CA
January 20           Balboa Theatre                                                 San Diego, CA
January 21           Fox Tucson Theatre                                        Tucson, AZ *
January 24           Historic Paramount Theatre                           Denver, CO
January 25           Uptown Theater                                              Kansas City MO *
January 26           The Pavillion at The Toyota Music Factory   Irving, TX *
January 27           Austin City Limits - Moody Theater               Austin, TX
January 28           Hobby Center for the Performing Arts          Houston, TX *
January 30           Hard Rock Live                                             Orlando, FL *
January 31           Florida Theatre                                             Jacksonville, FL *
February 1          Pompano Beach Amphitheatre                   Pompano Beach, FL*
February 2          Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall         Fort Myers, FL *
February 3          Mahaffey Theater                                           St. Petersberg, FL *
February 6          Raleigh Memorial Auditorium                     Raleigh, NC
February 8          Toyota Presents Oakdale                             Wallingford, CT *
February 9          Landmark Theatre                                           Syracuse, NY *
February 10        Palace Theatre                                                  Albany, NY *
February 11        The Palace Theatre                                         Greensburg, PA *
February 14        Warner Theatre                                              Washington, DC *
February 15        Orpheum Theatre                                           Boston, MA
February 16        Beacon Theatre                                              New York, NY *
February 17        Merriam Theater                                             Philadelphia, PA
February 18        New Jersey Performing Arts Center             Newark, NJ *
February 20        Auditorium Theatre                                        Rochester, NY *
February 21        Massey Hall                                                        Toronto, ONT
February 22        Hard Rock Live                                                   Northfield, OH
February 23        Chicago Theatre                                               Chicago, IL *
February 24        State Theatre                                                    Minneapolis, MN
February 25        Riverside Theater                                            Milwaukee, WI
 
(All dates on sale September 22 except * on-sale October 6)
 
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15
Sep

TOM KEIFER Deluxe Edition Of Debut Album, ‘The Way Life Goes,’ Out October 20

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TOM KEIFER DELUXE EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM, ‘THE WAY LIFE GOES,’ SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 20 ON CLEOPATRA RECORDS
WITH NEWLY RECORDED BONUS TRACKS OF CLASSIC BEATLES COVER AND “NOBODY’S FOOL” DUET FEATURING HALESTORM’S LZZY HALE
 
TOM KEIFER once sang, "You're only going once around the ride." 
 
He's proving that theory wrong with the highly anticipated release of THE WAY LIFE GOES - DELUXE EDITION, an expanded compilation of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, THE WAY LIFE GOES, chock full of bonus content and special artwork.
 
THE WAY LIFE GOES - DELUXE EDITION is finally set for release October 20 on Cleopatra Records. Pre-orders are now available on Amazon and on Cleopatra’s website. The package will include the original album that has been remastered by Richard Dodd (Kings of Leon, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum). It also has two brand new studio tracks recorded in Nashville by three-time Grammy® Award-winner Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) with KEIFER and his bandmates (#keiferband: Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Paul Simmons, Paul Taylor, Savannah Keifer, and Kendra Chantelle). Fans will finally get to hear the long-awaited studio recording of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” which KEIFER performs at all of his concerts, plus a powerful new take on the Cinderella classic “Nobody’s Fool,” newly recorded as a duet with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.
 
"The reason that I picked up

guitar, the reason that I sing the way I do, was all because of that guy,” said Hale of KEIFER’s influence on her at a young age. The two first performed “Nobody’s Fool” live together in Atlantic City, NJ in September 2013.

"I remember the first time seeing Lzzy perform live at the House of Blues show in Atlantic City and being absolutely floored by the power of her voice and performance,” KEIFER continues. “She's an amazing artist and has been a great inspiration to me as well."
 
There will also be a bonus DVD with music videos, tour clips, and “The Way Life’s Goin,’” a 30-minute documentary produced by Tammy Vega (KEIFER’s longtime official photographer) about the creation of the bonus tracks, exclusive interviews with the band filmed during the new recording sessions, and live footage.
 
THE WAY LIFE GOES - DELUXE EDITION will be wrapped in an all new six-panel digipak designed by artist David Calcano (creator of the Fantoons comic strip series) with 20 pages of one-of-a-kind unique illustrations depicting each song.
 
As KEIFER explains, "Everything from the new artwork, documentary, videos and bonus tracks contained in the DELUXE EDITION is a sum of all the amazingly talented people who came into our world as a result of the initial release. The two bonus tracks were specifically chosen and recorded as we felt them both to be special collaborations that came about while touring for THE WAY LIFE GOES.”
 
New band members Jarred Pope (drums) and Kory Myers (keyboards/vocals) join the #keiferband lineup in 2017. Writing has begun for a follow-up to THE WAY LIFE GOES with recording slated for Fall 2018.
 
Upon its initial release, THE WAY LIFE GOES garnered rave reviews. To wit:
 
“A collection of 14 blues howlers, Stones-y rock and, yes, big ballads, the album calls to mind Cinderella but with an even more rootsy undercurrent.”
--Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone
 
“…14 songs that stay true to form – killer blues-rock playing and tones, hooks galore, and strong songwriting. If you’re a fan of harder-edged rock and long to hear genuinely enjoyable new tunes, it may be just the thing; the opener, ‘Solid Ground,’ offers pure Keifer guitar and vocals with a feel reminiscent the Stones’ Exile On Main Street while the remaining tracks are, much like his life the last 15 years, an up-and-down ride.”
--Ward Meeker, Vintage Guitar
 
“...the record features such vital, vibrant guitar tones and parts that are immediate and honest.  They also have that cool, interlocking, layered quality that made so many classic rock albums so, well, classic.  Keifer flat-out knows how to play vibey guitar parts with ungodly tone, and fans of the Stones, Zeppelin, Steve Marriott, and early Aerosmith should definitely take notice.  And, although you wouldn’t wish hemorrhaging vocal cords on anyone, this guy is singing better than ever to complement his great 6-string parts.”     
--Matt Blackett, Guitar Player
 
THE WAY LIFE GOES marks the first release of any kind by Keifer since Cinderella’s last record, 1994’s STILL CLIMBING. In many ways, it picks up right where the band left off. The first single, ‘The Flower Song,’ echoes ‘Maggie May,’ the familiar grit in Keifer’s voice approximating Faces-era Rod Stewart; but for the most part the album replicates the blend of pounding hard rock, soaring ballads and blues and country tinges that characterized Cinderella’s sound beginning with LONG COLD WINTER.”
--Shaun Brady, Philadelphia City Paper,
 
“’The Flower Song,’ his premiere solo offering, smacks of the Black Crowes/the Faces.”
--Katherine Turman, Village Voice (NY)
 
Here’s the complete track listing for THE WAY LIFE GOES - DELUXE EDITION:
 
DISC 1: CD
 
1. Solid Ground
2. A Different Light
3. It’s Not Enough
4. Cold Day In Hell
5. Thick and Thin
6. Ask Me Yesterday
7. Fool’s Paradise
8. The Flower Song
9. Mood Elevator
10. Welcome To My Mind
11. You Showed Me
12. Ain’t That A Bitch
13. The Way Life Goes
14. Babylon
 
BONUS TRACKS
15. Nobody’s Fool feat. Lzzy Hale
16. With A Little Help From My Friends
17. Nobody’s Fool (Piano Version)
 
DISC 2: DVD
 
Chapter 1) The Way Life’s Goin' (Documentary)
Chapter 2) Solid Ground (Music video)
Chapter 3) The Flower Song (Music video)
Chapter 4) It's Not Enough (Music video)
Chapter 5) It's Not Enough (Lyric video)
Chapter 6) Album Promo
Chapter 7) Cathouse Live
Chapter 8) Count Vamp'd Las Vegas
Chapter 9) Farm Rock Chicago
 
Check out TOM KEIFER at any of the following tour stops:
 
DATE               CITY                                         VENUE
 
Sat 9/23            Hopewell, VA                            Beacon Theatre
Sun 9/24           Big Flats, NY                            Tag’s Summerstage
Thu 10/5            Irving, TX                                  The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
Fri 10/6             Lexington, KY                           Manchester Music Hall
Wed 10/11        New York, NY                           B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Thu 10/12          Derry, NH                                  Tupelo Music Hall
Fri 10/13           Chester, PA                              The Block at Harrah’s Casino
Sat 10/14          Warrendale, PA                         Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Fri 10/20           Little Rock, AR                          Arkansas State Fair
Sat 10/28          Denver, CO                               Fillmore Auditorium
Fri 11/3             Galveston, TX                           Lone Star Rally at Saengerfest Park
Sat 11/4            San Antonio, TX                        The Rock Box
Thu 11/9            Pasadena, CA                           The Rose
Fri 11/10           Santa Clarita, CA                       The Canyon
Sat 11/11          Big Bear Lake, CA                     The Cave
Sun 11/12         San Juan Capistrano, CA           The Coach House
Thu 12/7            Joliet, IL                                    The Forge
Fri 12/8             Dubuque, IA                              Q Casino
 
 
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Fri
15
Sep

FOREIGNER’S 40th Anniversary Tour Finale: Original Members Reunion

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FOREIGNER’S ULTIMATE 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR FINALEFOREIGNER TO BE JOINED BY ORIGINAL MEMBERS LOU GRAMM, DENNIS ELLIOTT, AL GREENWOOD, IAN McDONALD AND RICK WILLS AT SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT, MI ON OCTOBER 6th & 7th 2017
 
MICK JONES REUNITING ORIGINAL BAND MEMBERS IN A TWO NIGHT 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR A 2018 TV SPECIAL, DVD AND ALBUM RELEASE 
 
(September 14, 2017) – Iconic rock band FOREIGNER turned forty this year with one of the summer’s most popular tours. Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) rocked crowds while headlining amphitheaters and arenas around the world. With ten multi-platinum albums, sixteen top thirty hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million, songs like “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Juke Box Hero” continue to top the charts forty years into the game.
 
One of the highlights of FOREIGNER’s 40th anniversary tour was a handful of surprise appearances by original band members Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills at various stops along the tour. Inspired by these individual appearance, FOREIGNER will be joined by original members on stage for two night special event on October 6 & 7 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Michigan for the ultimate toast to 40 years of rock and roll. This special event will be recorded for a forthcoming 2018 TV special, DVD and accompanying album release.
 
Says Foreigner’s leader and founder Mick Jones, “Playing alongside Lou, Dennis, Al, Ian and Rick again certainly brought back some special memories and we decided it would be the ultimate celebration to join together on one stage, and give the fans the best possible farewell to our 40th Anniversary.”
 
For tickets to this incredible event and for more information, please visit www.soaringeaglecasino.com or www.foreigneronline.com
 
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary, FOREIGNER released a 40th anniversary album that features forty FOREIGNER tracks throughout the years entitled 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years (RHINO). This album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup featuring Kelly Hansen on vocals including “Can’t Slow Down,” “Too Late,” and the Top 20 AC hit “When It Comes To Love.” The album also features two new songs, “The Flame Still Burns,” and “Give My Life For Love,” a brand new song by Jones.
 
Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than forty years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success.  FOREIGNER also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s Greatest of All Time listing.  Catalog sales often eclipse those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith and most of their Classic Rock peers.  (Source: Nielsen SoundScan week ending 8/3/17).
 
 

 

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Sep

FOZZY (Featuring Chris Jericho) To Release 'Judas' on October 13

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FOZZY have announced that their seventh studio album Judas will arrive on October 13 via Century Media.
 
FOZZY  have already experienced incredible success with the “Judas” single. The official music video has accumulated almost 9 million views in just a few months, and the song hit No. 1 on iTunes charts in eight countries. Vocalist Chris Jericho went to bat for the single, eventually convincing Century Media to release “Judas” as the new album’s flagship cut.After their hugest charting (#54 on the Billboard 200) and most successful record, 2014's "Do You Wanna Start A War" and subsequent tour finished at the end of 2015, the band began focusing on taking their future to a new level creatively and enlisted critically acclaimed song writer Johnny Andrews to produce the new record. With Andrews, Ward and Jericho (the team who created FOZZY's highest charting single "Lights Go Out") at the helm, FOZZY spent 2016 crafting their new masterpiece for a spring 2017 release.
 
"After the huge success of the Do You Wanna Start A War record and the tour that followed that saw us share the stage with such incredible bands as Kiss, Slash & Myles Kennedy, BuckCherry and Theory Of A Deadman, we decided to take 2016 off to recharge and write songs.  But now WE'RE BACK with our best album EEEVVVEEERRR and are so excited to destroy stages all across the globe again!  There is nothing like playing FOZZY rock n roll to our amazing friends worldwide and watching you guys smile, laugh and have a blast...after all, isn't that what rock n roll is all about?  We believe that there's only three things you can count on in life: death, taxes and the fact that if you come to a FOZZY show, you are GOING to have a great time!! That's the FOZZY money back guarantee..."- Chris Jericho.
 
 
Chris Jericho talks about JUDAS the album exclusively for Australia:
 
The success of the single Judas is mindblowing!
‘’I think it's the right song at the right place at the right time. I think there's been a lot of goodwill towards Fozzy over the years with a slow and steady build. And I think that I had such a huge year last year in 2016 in the WWE that a lot of people wanted to check out why I left the WWE to go to Fozzy and they gave us a chance when they hadn't in the past. And as a result, heard this song Judas, which is our best song. So, hooky, so heavy, so dark the lyrics are very dark. Everyone can relate to those lyrics. I think like I said it's just a great piece of timing and that so many people check out the band that never had in the past. And then hearing this amazing song with these lyrics that everybody can relate to ‘’Everyone I've Ever Loved I've Pushed Them All Away’’
It's about making the wrong decision knowing that you're making the wrong decision listening to the Judas in your mind and betraying yourself. So, I think all those things combined with a killer video, a great team, the return of Paul DiLeo. All of these things really, just all kind of compounded at the right time to create this perfect storm of Judas which is now a top 20 billboard which is awesome.’’
 
What can we expect from Judas the album:
Well I mean if you like Judas the song, there was actually a big debate with the record company as to what the first single should be. There's so many great songs on this I think if this was like 1987 in the days of Hysteria and Appetite for Destruction when you saw a band that had five or six singles. This is that type of record. There was a lot of argument about whether Painless should be the single or Elevator or Weight Of My World and now Drinkin’ With Jesus is in contention so there's a lot of great songs on the record. It's very much a more compact album. It's very much more about the songs and very much, is this song a single if it's not if it doesn't have a single potential let's not even put it on the record so we have 11 singles on this record which is the way we wanted. It took a long time to get it right. We didn't even record a couple of songs that we wrote for it, they just weren’t right. So these are the best 11 songs that we that we have, all of them could be hits. And as we’ve seen with Judas I think this record is going to take us to a completely different level, all across the board.
 
The writing process is a lot different this time around:
Before it was always Rich who wrote the music and I wrote the lyrics. We worked with Johnny Andrews last record for lights go out which was our biggest song to date and we decided we wanted to use an outside producer for this record. You know like Kiss with Bob Ezrin or Metallica with Bob Rock. Not that we’re those bands but it's the same vibe that you want to do something different and there wasn't anybody named Bob available apparently. So we went with Johnny Andrews because we had really enjoyed working with him on Lights Go Out and he produced the record and he co-wrote all the songs with Rich. I submitted all my lyrics and three of them were used which are Running With The Bulls, Wordsworth Way and Three Days In Jail but the rest are all Johnny and Rich collaborations. So they write them and I sell them. It really doesn't matter. It's just whatever's best for the song. And we had a great songwriting team in Rich and Johnny and the contributions that I made, the lyrics that I contributed. And once again every song, not worried about if there's a solo on it, Judas doesn't even have a soul it's just got a really cool middle Queen section. A lot of it would always be like well let's write a song with a crazy solo in it in a 4-minute intro and all that's gone. It's very compact is very much what AC/DC did when they worked with Mutt Lang also a Robert. Lot of Robert's man. We need to find Robert but we found Johnny and it's even better for us.
 
When can Australian fans we can expect a tour:
We've been waiting to come back to Australia since 2013. We were lucky enough to tour there twice in 2013 on the Soundwave tour with Metallica and then with Steel Panther, great times. Australia is one of our favorite places to go. We've been there I think four or five times now with Fozzy but we haven't been there since the Do You Want To Start A War Record came out which is 2014. I remember we listened to the demos for Do You Want To Start A War Record in our hotel room on that tour with Steel Panther so we got to make it back there. That's one of our goals and I know there's a lot of people waiting to see us and we are super excited about Australia. One of our favorite countries to tour in, Foztralia, Fozzy in Aussie has to happen again. So we're looking forward to doing that on this tour cycle. Hopefully in 2018 for sure.
 
We are Fozzy
Chris Jericho - vocals
Rich Ward – guitars, vocals
Frank Fontsere – drums
Billy Grey – guitars
Paul DiLeo - bass
 

 

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