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Mon
16
Jan

LIV SIN Releases New Single, "Let Me Out" Today

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The current Queen of Metal, SISTER SIN veteran LIV SIN has released her first solo single, "Let Me Out," which can be previewed here

Throughout their thirteen year history Swedish sensations SISTER SIN sold thousands of albums and toured the world on high-profile tours supporting the likes of SLAYER and KING DIAMOND on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, as well as being a part of the Revolver magazine "Hottest Chicks In Metal" tour. SISTER SIN toured relentlessly for over a decade across Europe and North America garnering an intensely loyal following of rockers that craved the band’s aggressive and melodic brand of hard rock.

When SISTER SIN called it a day at the end of 2015, Liv Jagrell knew that she had much more to offer the world and her fans. From this, LIV SIN was born. The new music shows the power and attitude that Liv is known for. She says: "For me, it has never been an option to stop singing. I live for the stage and for my fans. I still miss SISTER SIN, but I am very excited to work on my own project, and I can promise it will not be some soft pop rock. This is going to be metal deluxe, because that's who I am!"

"Let Me Out" comes from from the highly anticipated full length Follow Me  (co-produced by longtime ACCEPT and U.D.O. member Stefan Kaufmann and U.D.O. bassist Fitty Wienhold.) album due to be released on 28 April. 2017. Liv says of the track, “The song is about what a person is willing to do and sacrifice to take themselves out of a destructive situation, sometimes with fatal consequences. We see it every day, the desperation in the world is spreading and gets people to behave irrationally. It feels incredibly good to release this single and finally show what we've been working on. I've found a really good gang of new band members and we can’t wait for the world to hear our songs and to come out and play live."

Pre-orders for Follow Me are being taken here

 
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Sun
15
Jan

NIGHT RANGER Announce 'Don't Let Up' For March 24

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Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger. “Don’t Let Up” is set for a March 24th release. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD - physical format only).
 
For your first taste of new music from the album, check out "Somehow Someway" here:
 
 
“‘Somehow Someway’ is all Night Ranger. It not only captures the spirit of our live shows but also is the essence of who we are and who we have been for the last 35 years…a kick ass American rock and roll band…case closed,” says Jack Blades, bassist and vocalist.
 
Adds Kelly Keagy, drummer and vocalist, "The song "Somehow Someway" is an up-tempo rocker with an infectious, big guitar lick. Take caution while you're driving in your car, you may find yourself going WAY over the speed limit. Check it out!"
 
"Our new single, 'Somehow Someway' is a rockin' barnburner up to the standards of our first single, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me". This could be a great song to perform live and add to our setlist....Enjoy!!" encourages guitarist Brad Gillis.
 
Pre-order "Don't Let Up" and/or stream the first single here: http://radi.al/NightRangerDontLetUp or at the links below:
 
Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80's, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.
The new album, "Don't Let Up" was self-produced by the band.

“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock 'n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says Blades of the new album.
 
Keagy adds, “Working on the material for the new album "Don't Let Up" was a great experience once again. I always look forward to creating music with Brad, Eric, Kerri, and Jack. I'm really looking forward to playing some of this material for the fans. It rocks!”
"I'm looking forward to the new Night Ranger studio effort 'Don't Let Up' as it's always a pleasure releasing new material to keep the bands creative flow. As typical for NR, we have all the elements that made us popular in the first place, including twin lead vocal tradeoffs with Jack and Kelly and dual guitar harmonies and solos with my new partner in crime, Keri Kelli. We've stacked the deck again with up tempo driving rock songs, mid tempo tunes and a few acoustic ballad tracks. We're hoping this new album will be added to your existing Night Ranger catalog!!!" enthuses Gillis.
 
With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, and more than 1 billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
 
Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more.
The band was also one of the first big "video" bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.
 
Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s "Hear The Truth” brand campaign; and many more!
 
NIGHT RANGER is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards), and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).
 
“Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:
1. Somehow Someway
2. Running Out Of Time
3. Truth
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
10. Jamie
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday

*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition

*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)
 
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Sat
14
Jan

ECLIPSE Continue Their 'Monumentum' March 24

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the hotly anticipated fifth studio album from ECLIPSE, “Monumentum” on March 24, 2017.
 
Pre-orders of "Momentum" and/or streams of the first single, "Vertigo" are available here: http://radi.al/EclipseMonumentum
 
Two years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse's debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016).
 
With the musical development and maturity shown across the board on their last two albums, "Bleed and Scream" and "Armageddonize," the future has become clear: these guys are destined for stardom! And now with their new album, aptly entitled “Monumentum,” band’s amazing abilities are truly on display for the world to hear.
 
After touring extensively for two years in support of “Armageddonize”, Eclipse's main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson reconvened in Erik's new studio in the Swedish countryside in late summer 2016 and started writing new songs. The intention was to write and record an album with no compromise on either song quality or musical performance from the band.
Singer, songwriter and producer Erik Martensson says: “With every album, one's way of writing music changes a bit. What you thought was exciting and interesting while writing one album can radically change when you start writing the next. I think we have brought in quite a few new tricks in the writing and recording process while still staying true to our sound. In the end, it all boils down to if it's good or bad songs and I think this is the best album we've done. In my opinion there is not one single weak song on the album and I'm really proud of it!”
 
We know saying your latest album is the best you've done is the oldest cliché in rock music, and so instead of taking our word for it, tune in and listen to the killer opening track “Vertigo” here:
 
 
It's melodic rock that's respectful of the roots of the genre, but with sights set firmly on the future. Fans of the band will not be disappointed and newcomers can look forward to hard rocking tunes with massive hooks from the first to the final track.
 
As Erik puts it: "When I go and see a band I just want to hear songs that make me wanna put my fist in the air and scream along, and I want everyone around me to do the same. Well, Monumentum is one giant fist waiting for a chanting crowd of rockers. We can't wait for the people to hear it!"
 
Better be ready: ECLIPSE are coming to kick your ass!
 
“Monumentum” tracklisting:
1. Vertigo
2. Never Look Back
3. Killing Me
4. The Downfall of Eden
5. Hurt
6. Jaded
7. Born To Lead
8. For Better or for Worse
9. No Way Back
10. Night Comes Crawling
11. Black Rain
 
Upcoming Tour Dates with MORE To Be Announced SOON:
March 31st - Fryshuset Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden
April 1st - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 29th - Frontiers Rock Festival, Trezzo (Milano), Italy
June 30th - July 2nd - Rockfest Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
August 9th-12th - Leyendas del Rock, Villena, Spain
 
ECLIPSE
Erik Mårtensson – lead vocals, guitars
Magnus Henriksson - guitars
Philip Crusner - drums
Magnus Ulfstedt - bass
 
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Fri
13
Jan

HOUSE OF LORDS Deliver 'Saint Of The Lost Souls' March 24

 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “Saint Of The Lost Souls”, the tenth studio album from House of Lords. The album, which is the follow up to their highly successful “Indestructible”, will be released March 24th.
 
Beginning today, the first audio offering from “Saint Of The Lost Souls” entitled “Oceans Divide” can be heard HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cirgDpXk_K0
 
You can pre-order the album and/or stream first single, "Oceans Divide" here: http://radi.al/SaintoftheLostSouls
 
Recorded and produced by the band’s singer and mastermind James Christian, this collection of songs has an incredible flow of up-tempo and mid-tempo rockers mixed with power ballads, which lean a bit more toward keyboards this time around, but without compromising the band's trademark sound which is based around Jimi Bell’s guitar.
 
“Saint Of The Lost Souls” is already one of the years most anticipated melodic rock releases and will not disappoint fans of the band or genre. James Christian's well crafted and smooth vocals bring the band's craft to new heights. Guitarist Jimi Bell is on fire and the melodic riffs throughout the album will leave you breathless. A new addition on bass is Chris Tristram, who is no stranger to the rock community. His solid performance adds another dimension to the sound and BJ Zampa brings a solid and powerful rhythm foundation to House of Lords.
 
House of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of their self-titled album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best arena rock releases of the 80’s. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex-Angel and Giuffria keyboardist, Gregg Giuffria, along with luminaries Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), were reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Deep Purple, and Van Halen and immediately brought the band to the attention of the music media and fans.
 
With their sophomore release, “Sahara”, House of Lords had considerable radio and video chart success with their cover of Blind Faith’s “Can't Find My Way Home”. After a tour with Nelson in 1991, the group disbanded, eventually coming back together with a new lineup (featuring original members Giuffria and Christian) in 1992 with "Demon's Down". With the change in musical climate at the time, House of Lords went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing the controversial “Power and the Myth”, an album which featured a sound leaning more towards progressive hard rock with 70’s rock influences. After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark arena rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding member Gregg Giuffria, who opted out right before the release of “Power and the Myth”. New members Jimi Bell on guitars and B.J. Zampa on drums supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album, “World Upside Down”, a record which caused a real stir in the hard rock and melodic rock scenes. That album was followed up by the equally impressive “Come to My Kingdom” in 2008, "Cartesian Dreams" in 2009, "Big Money" in 2011, and “Precious Metal” in 2014.
 
The band has toured relentlessly in Europe and the States in support of their releases and have now become a true staple of the hard rock scene on both continents. House Of Lords stands for superb hooks and majestic atmospheres that bring back the memories of their stellar debut album, monumental guitar riffs and a production to die for. All these ingredients you will find on “Saint Of The Lost Souls” which shines from the first second to the last!
 
“Saint Of The Lost Souls” Track Listing:
1. Harlequin
2. Oceans Divide
3. Hit the Wall
4. Saint of the Lost Souls
5. The Sun Will Never Set Again
6. New Day Breakin’
7. Reign of Fire
8. Concussion
9. Art of Letting Go
10. Grains of Sand
11. The Other Option
 
 

 

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Thu
12
Jan

Finland's ONE DESIRE To Launch Debut March 24

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Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Finnish rockers ONE DESIRE on March 24th.
 
Pre-order the album here: http://geni.us/OneDesire
 
The music video for first single, "Hurt" can be seen here:
 
 
One Desire was started in 2012 by drummer Ossi Sivula. A couple of years were spent writing songs and making demos with different musicians and friends with an aim to create music that could change the world. Various musicians came and went along the way, but in 2014 things started to click when they met Jimmy Westerlund (Negative, Sturm und Drang, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Pitbull, etc.), who has several platinum and gold albums to his credit as a producer, guitarist, and songwriter. He had just moved back to Finland after a stint in Los Angeles and the band hired him to produce some songs.
 
After recording three songs with a new musical direction, they managed to attract the attention of Serafino Perugino, owner and head of A&R at Frontiers Music Srl, but, at this point the band needed a great singer. After trying out some different options, Jimmy suggested his long time friend Andre Linman from the band Sturm und Drang (who had sold over 100,000 records and gone platinum and 2x gold in Finland) who had recently decided to go on hiatus. Andre got together for a couple of sessions with the guys and after writing a couple new songs together, the style and sound that was about to become ONE DESIRE was born. Ossi and Andre asked Jimmy to join the band in 2016 and this is the album that was born from that collaboration. Also, not long after this happened, the very talented Jonas Kuhlberg (Paul Di'Anno, Cain's Offering, MyGrain) was brought on and he became the last link in the chain.
 
This kickass new lineup perfectly captures the original vision for the band and continues upon Linman's and Westerlund's successful legacies. Musically, the band draws musical influences from classic rock bands like Journey, Toto, and Def Leppard, but also lots of heavier, more modern bands. “Our sound is very melodic, slightly pop-ish at times, but still based on a heavy rock sound,” says singer Andre Linman.
 
After Jimmy brought in the song “Hurt”, the band felt that that they had taken it to the next level. Andre wrote the beautiful ballad, “This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins” plus many other songs and at that time, ONE DESIRE started to find the right direction for Ossi's rocker, “Do You Believe”. Finally, in mid-2016, the band felt they finally were musically locked in and had the material to make an album that they could honestly stand behind and love beyond a shadow of a doubt.
 
“After the album is released we will be touring heavily, so stay tuned for some shows!” concludes Linman. 2017 will be a fantastic year as the journey of ONE DESIRE just begins!
 
“One Desire” tracklisting:
1. Hurt
2. Apologize
3. Love Injection
4. Turn Back Time
5. Falling Apart
6. Straight Through The Heart
7. Whenever I'm Dreaming
8. Do You Believe
9. Buried Alive
10. This Is Where The Heartbreak Begins
 
One Desire:
Jimmy Westerlund – guitars
André Linman – lead vocals
Ossi Sivula – drums
Jonas Kuhlberg – bass guitar
 
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Wed
11
Jan

STRIKER Announce New Self Titled Album To Be Released February 24

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There's no time wasted when it comes to one of Canada's most thrilling metal bands STRIKER
In 2016, they unleashed their award winning Stand In The Fire, their fourth album and first release via their own independent label Record Breaking Records. 
Wasting no time kicking off the new year, the shredders are set to return with their fifth, (self-titled) studio album due out on February 24, 2017 along with tours across the USA and Europe from January till mid April (dates listed below).
 
The band comments on the upcoming release:
"This is our no bullshit album. We cut out everything that wasn't absolutely necessary and kept everything short and to the point. We pray at the altar of heavy metal everyday, and there are some musical ideas that persist through time and some that don't. We focused in on what keeps listeners coming back and got rid of everything else. You can't climb Mount Everest dragging any useless shit with you; if you want to make it to the top, only bring with you what is absolutely necessary:
Lethal Amounts of Shred." .
 
STRIKER has launched a pre-order campaign with immediate download of their streaming first single Born To Lose 
 
PRE ORDER NOW!!
(Pre-order campaign will run from January 10 till the end of the month.)
 
Listen To Born To Lose via Soundcloud
 
The band explains:
"Born To Lose, like most of our songs, is about doing what you want in life. When you are born into this world, there is a lot of you life that is predetermined. If you choose to change part of your life you need to go out and live it, not just fantasise about it. We've always wanted to hear music like ours, so we started a band and created it. Born to Lose embraces everything we love about music: speed, nonstop shred, huge vocals, guitars, and drums, and over the top energy and emotion.
If it doesn't make you want to throw down and party then nothing will."
 
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Striker - Tracklisting
1. Former Glory (3:59)
2. Pass Me By (3:33)
3. Born To Lose (3:58)
4. Cheating Death (0:53)
5. Shadows In The Light (3:29)
6. Rock The Night (4:30)
7. Over The Top (4:38)
8. Freedom's Call (4:30)
9. Curse of The Dead (3:49)
Album Length: 33:23
 

 

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Tue
10
Jan

MICHAEL SCHENKER's Fest Gets Live CD/DVD Package

 
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST “LIVE” TOKYO
FEATURING THE ORIGINAL MSG VOCALISTS
GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET AND ROBIN MCAULEY
TO BE RELEASED ON MARCH 24th 2017!

AVAILABLE ON 2CD, 2CD+DVD COMBO, LP, DVD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL


Michael Schenker - Lead Guitarist (6 years younger brother of Rudolf Schenker)
1970 - At age 15 - Michael records his first album with the Scorpions creating instant international recognition.
1972 - At age 17 - Michael joins the British Rock Band UFO for 6 Albums reaching their highest success ever.
1978 - At age 23 - Michael leaves UFO after recording Strangers in the Night, becoming one of the most successful rock live albums of all time.
1979 - At age 24 - Michael opens the doors to America for the Scorpions with Lovedrive.
1979 - At age 24 - Michael starts his solo career.

Michael Schenker, one of music’s greatest rock guitarists, will release Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo - a sstunning new live recording and filmed concert released by inakustik on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on Friday 24th March 2017. 

Filmed and recorded at Tokyo’s International Forum on August 24, 2016, this historic concert features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker over the years including M.S.G.’S Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley of the McAuley Schenker Group.

Watch the official trailer for Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo - http://bit.ly/2j8vwL0

“It's been a long time since M.S.G. - Live At Budokan,” says Schenker. 

Like a miracle Michael Schenker returns to Japan with his past original singers from the '80's to celebrate the Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo with Barden, Bonnet and McAuley at the amazing Tokyo International Forum. 5000 fans witnessed an anthology moment of quintessential hard rock music of the highest calibre. 

Says Schenker, “It’s a miracle that after all these years, something like this took place with the original band members of “M.S.G.”. Being able to go back to those days and celebrate the music is an exciting experience for us, as well as for old and new fans. To being able to re-experience, and for the new audience to get a feel of what it was like, is incredibly enjoyable.”

Continues Schenker, “It's an amazing feeling to have all of my M.S.G. Family from the '80's performing together and especially with Graham Bonnet, who I never got to play any concerts after our Assault Attack album that was originally released in 1982.  Fortunately, being able to have the participation of original M.S.G. members such as Gary Barden, Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums) being part of it, and somehow, to perform with Robin McAuley and Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards) again as well, is pretty awesome.”

The Band:
Michael Schenker - Lead Guitar
Ted McKenna - Drums
Steve Mann - Guitar, Keyboards
Chris Glen - Bass

The Vocalists:
Gary Barden
Graham Bonnet
Robin McAuley 

“It was just one enjoyable event from beginning to end,” says Schenker. “Seeing those happy, excited fans right from the beginning before the show even started, was incredible. It was like Budokan all over again.”

Schenker remains enthusiastic and overjoyed at performing Schenker Fest with Barden, Bonnet and McAuley all under the same roof in Tokyo. 

“It’s wonderful how we all got on with each other. It felt incredibly natural, as if it was always like this. Right from the start of rehearsal, the chemistry was great. No problems, just pure fun.”

TRACKLISTING:
1. Intro: Searching For Freedom
2. Into The Arena
3. Attack Of The Mad Axeman ft. Gary Barden
4. Victim Of Illusion ft. Gary Barden
5. Cry For The Nations ft. Gary Barden
6. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie ft. Gary Barden
7. Armed And Ready ft. Gary Barden
8. Coast To Coast
9. Assault Attack ft. Graham Bonnet
10. Desert Song ft. Graham Bonnet
11. Dancer ft. Graham Bonnet
12. Captain Nemo
13. This Is My Heart ft. Robin McAuley
14. Save Yourself ft. Robin McAuley
15. Love Is Not A Game ft. Robin McAuley
16. Shoot Shoot ft. Robin McAuley
17. Rock Bottom ft. Robin McAuley
18. Doctor Doctor ft. Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley

Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo is available in the following formats:

PHYSICAL 
2 CD
2 CD + DVD Combo
Vinyl LP
DVD
Blu-ray

DIGITAL
Hi-Res download
Download
Stream

Michael Schenker started his professional career as a recording Artist in 1970 as a young hopeful talent in the Scorpions and followed this with a stint in the British hard rock institution UFO and then his own Michael Schenker Group before moving on to forming The Temple of Rock. 

Over the years, Michael has not just experienced the highs and lows of life; but his development as a guitarist has been consistent, from a German Wunderkind to an experienced and technically highly skilled guitarist. 

The Michael Schenker Group (abbreviated as M.S.G.) are a guitar-oriented hard rock band formed in 1979 by former Scorpions and UFO guitarist, Michael Schenker. 

Michael Schenker's solo career instantly took off right from the start 1980 when the eponymous debut album, "Michael Schenker Group", featuring Gary Barden on vocals, entered the  top 5 UK Album and Single Charts with Armed and  Ready, followed by the release of Live At The Budokan.

In 1982, Graham Bonnet who had just left Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow was temporary replacing Gary Barden and recorded with M.S.G. the album Assault Attack which was to become many musicians’ favorite featuring Chris Glen on bass and Ted McKenna on drums.

In 1986, Schenker and vocalist Robin McAuley formed the McAuley Schenker Group, which lasted until 1992.

M.S.G.’s music is best described as mostly melodic hard rock with progressive undertones. Michael Schenker is famous for his black and white Gibson Flying V and for his unorthodox approach to lead guitar. Michael is sponsored by Dean Guitars and is well known in the neo-classical genre.


 
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Tue
10
Jan

Preview GATHERING OF KINGS Single

 
A teaser for the new swedish hard rock project, Gathering Of King's upcoming single "Forever And A Day", is available below. The single will be released soon.
 
"Forever And A Day" is written by Victor Olsson and is taken from the yet untitled debut album, which will be released in 2017.
 
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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Tue
10
Jan

STEFANIE Launches Her Debut Album February 24

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Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the debut album from USA singer STEFANIE. The album is due February 24.
 
Stefanie is:
Vocals - Stefanie Johnson
Acoustic Guitar - Paul Franceschini
Guitar/ Bass/ Drums/ Keyboard - Brian J. Anthony
 
Special Guests:
Guitar - Paul Crook (Meat Loaf), Ken Dubman (Prophet)
Keyboards - Charlie Calv (Shotgun Symphony and Punky Meadows)
Backing Vocals - Hasan Smith, Tonya Price, and Shekinah Glory Kee
 
Track Listening:
1. All I Know
2. Master of Disguise
3. Stranger
4. Everything You Need
5. Word Man
6. Hello Love
7. One Life
8. In My Shoes
9. The Second Time Around
10. The Song I Was Meant To Write
11. We Will Fight
 
Stefanie was born and raised in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, once home to some of the country's largest steel manufacturing and the subject of Billy Joel's 1982 hit 'Allentown'. The towering Steel Stacks have become the backdrop for a flourishing music scene, the home of Musikfest, and the beginning of Stefanie's songwriting journey.
 
Stefanie discovered her passion for music and songwriting at a young age. She got her start by singing her song ideas into her grandfather's old cassette recorder. As she dove deeper into songwriting, she learned to play guitar which took her writing to the next level. She began to showcase her songs by taking the stage at Lehigh Valley's Musikfest, as well as appearing on the tv music series 'Steel Sessions', and singing the National Anthem at Coca-Cola Stadium.
 
In 2011 Stefanie ventured to Nashville and performed at the legendary Bluebird Cafe and 12th & Porter. Two years later she traveled to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to further expand her life journey. These experiences have led to the collection of songs from her debut CD.
 
In 2015, Stefanie began recording her album with producer Brian J. Anthony who immediately embraced her vision. Brian helped create a sonic landscape by mixing bits of rock, pop and country while not losing the intensity of her voice or deep personal reflection in her lyrics. The result of these tracks gained the attention of some of the area's best-known musicians who all jumped at the opportunity to be part of this release.
 
Stefanie continues to captivate fans of all ages with her love torn lyrics and catchy hooks. She is ready to take center stage as one of Pop/Rock's best up and coming artist.
 

 

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Mon
09
Jan

R.I.P DAVID A SAYLOR (Wild Rose, Santa Ana Winds, Push)

 
British vocalist DAVID A SAYLOR passed away following a massive heart attack last week. 
 
His bprevious band WILD ROSE paid tribute: 
 
With tears in our eyes and with great sadness we would like to inform you that the singer of our two albums "Dangerous" and "Hit 'N' Run" David Antonio Saylor has passed away this morning.
We will always remember him as a friend, a great person and voice he was.... Deep condolences to his family, hope his soul will rest in peace... R.I.P. Brother we will always remember you...
https://youtu.be/bhlO4MzcxrI
Wild Rose ~ Andy, George, Haris, John, Dimos, Phil, Panos, Chris.
 
While Paul and Kelv at AOR Blvd Records present the two graphics used in this item.
 
RIP David.
 
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Mon
09
Jan

AOR Heaven Announces Feb 24 Titles - AGE OF REFLECTION, SUPERNOVA PLASMAJETS

 
AOR Heaven’s upcoming February 24 are SUPERNOVA PLASMAJETS and AGE OF REFLECTION.
 
Let’s talk about a bang. An explosion that generates plasma. The SUPERNOVA PLASMAJETS have hit earth, are extremely explosive, and are also clearly more electrified than ever. You can hear their thrill for playing in every note. Add that to their natural knack for hooks, favorite melodies, and creating a wall of sound. That’s the way it’s supposed to be - the energy of the new generation! A slice of yesterday and a hint of tomorrow merged to get to the heart of things in the here and now!
When the well-rehearsed Supernova team discovered plasma-siren, Jennifer Crush (vocals), nothing could stand in the way of their fusion. Elements that belonged together came together. A new generation of hard rock was born - a contemporary take on 80s glam metal fused with heavy melodic rock, combined with a late 90s vibe, and then melded with the minimalistic electronic influences of the now. You only understood “plasma?” Then we did everything right!
Authentic, handmade rock music. BAM! POW! This is how we like it: Fat guitar riffs from genuine guys in jeans jackets and charged female vocals that are just bursting to be heard. Now we’ve come full circle: Back to explosions. Some things just can’t be held back. Even when it hurts.
 
After a year of work in the band’s own Kingfield Studios, the debut Album, SUPERNOVA PLASMAJETS, will be released by AOR Heaven (Soulfood) in February 2017. The band beamed in support from the interstellar realm: Vocal recordings from Hagen Grohe (Joe Perry Project), mixing and mastering by Nils Lesser (Beyond The Black, Cypecore, UMC).
 
The live show is also taking off - the band has already opened for Eskimo Callboy, J.B.O., Onkel Tom, Exilia, Sinner, Double Crush Syndrome, and many more.
 
Soundclips in advance:
 
Line-up: Jennifer Crush (vocals), Manni McFly (guitars), Alexis Rose (drums), Randy Stardust (guitars), Cliff Bourbon (bass)
Tracklist: 1.Leave Forever, 2. Supernovas Team, 3. Hold You Close, 4. Turn Off The Lights, 5. Will I Ever Know, 6. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now, 7. Hangin’ On My Lips, 8. Faster, 9. Fallin’ Backwards, 10. Feel Your Fear, 11. Turn Around
 
PLASMA UNIVERSE
Instagram: @supernovaplasmajets #supernovaplasmajets #snpj
 
TOUR DATES:
12/17/2016 Dresden - Eventwerk (feat. Groovenom)
02/26/2017 Weinheim - Café Central / Release Concert (feat. UMC)
03/18/2017 Wiesloch - Rock und Pop Verein (feat. Pussy Sisster)
08/12/2017 Mainz - Lautlochtrappers Open Air
08/25/2017 Obrigheim - Rock im Hinterland
 
 

Shaping the Swedish melodic rock band AGE OF REFLECTION was not something that happened over night. On the contrary, it was the result of a two decade long process of waiting for the right opportunity and the right people. But then, a lifelong dream finally came true when founder Carl Berglund (guitar) got together with old friend Jan Skärming (bass) - a bandmate from several previous bands - to write songs shaped at its very core by 80’s rock giants. These were songs with emotional harmonies from pure British AOR, with the power of American hard rock, sprinkled with hooks from the new era of Swedish melodic rock.
 
You know those teenage dreams of rock bands we all have had at one point? The bands and the songs that never were, because of circumstances you couldn’t control. Well, this was now firmly within grasp.
When Carl Berglund quit the industrial metal band ONEbyONE in 2013 (coincidently a band where he played with Jan Skärming) it became the spark to form his illusive AOR band. Equipped with tons of hard hitting melodic rock song written, there were a few pieces of the puzzle still missing, and after years of searching those pieces turned out to be Jonas Nordquist (lead guitar) and Lars Nygren (vocals).
In May 2016 they picked 4 songs and published them onto Spotify, iTunes, and a few other places with amazing reviews and response.  In August 2016, the band signed a deal with AOR Heaven for a February 2017 release, and about that time they also added drummer Michael Sjöö (SEVEN TEARS, ONEbyONE) to complete their band. The album was recorded in Studio Thinner, the band's own studio, in the spring of 2016 in the band's hometown of Vasteras, Sweden. The album is also produced by AGE of REFLECTION but the mixing and mastering is done by Erik Mårtensson, Blowout Productions (Eclipse, WET a.o).
 
Age Of Reflections has a multifaceted meaning. Partly so, it means that we’re living in a time where we need to stop and reflect on what the consequences of our actions will be, what will happen if we do not take care of our planet, but also the band reflects of what at one time created their interest in music and they want to recreate the same feeling. Last but not least, the first letters of the bands name's also what we love and want to pass on, AOR.
Right now the band is ready to spread their music worldwide and is certainly looking forward to see you on the arenas.
 
Sound clips in advance:
 
Line-up: Carl Berglund: Guitar, Background vocals, Keyboard; Jan Skärming: Bass, Background vocals; Lars Nygren: Lead Vocals, Background vocals; Jonas Nordquist: Lead guitar; Michael Sjöö: Drums
Track list: 1. Borderline, 2. The mirror never lies, 3. Every time, 4. In the heat of the night, 5. Always, 6. Evelyn, 7. Blame it on my heart, 8. Now and forever, 9. You are my light, 10. Dying for your love, 11. Every time (alternative version)
 
 
       
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Sat
31
Dec

ARTI TISI - "A Little Too Early" (Advance Audio)

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MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the signing one of the best collections of unreleased music to ever be left aside in the vaults, for a deal that will finally see this classic melodic hard rock material released to fans that have been demanding it for two decades.
 
Only one artist could possibly gather all these names into their recording career: Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Bruno, Al Pitrelli, Al Greenwood, A.J. Pero, Ian McDonald, Mark Hitt, Lincoln Schleifer, Tony Harnell, Bob Held, Phil Woods, Chuck Bonafante and even more…
 
The man that was once considered to replace Lou Gramm when he left Foreigner, a role he could have pulled off with ease.
 
Who else than ARTI TISI!
 
HERE IS A NEW YEAR'S AUDIO PREVIEW OF THE KILLER SONG "A LITTLE TOO EARLY" (Rough Master)
 
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2017
 
Thu
22
Dec

BRYAN COLE & MRR Offer Free Download Christmas Track!

Artist: 
Sands Of Time
Produced By: 
Bryan Cole & Doug Kasper
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
BRYAN COLE has been receiving some outstanding reviews d fan feedback for his debut album Sands Of Time.
 
There a sample below. But before you read those, please download and keep his exclusive new Christmas song from Bryan as a thank you for all the great feedback to date.
 
Download: BRYAN COLE – Winter Wonderland http://www.melodicrock.com/audio/BryanCole-WinterWonderland.mp3
 
And if you haven’t already, grab a copy of the album right now!
 
 
'Sands of Time' Reviews:
 
“Bryan is one of the brightest new artists to hit the melodic rock scene and this debut record from him will confirm that to anyone who takes the time to listen to it, which, if you are fan of this genre, you owe it to yourself to do so. It is a stellar piece of work. Huge vocals, huge melodies and huge hooks. It is everything that AOR should be. Not since I first heard Hitchcock and Scherer have I been this excited about a new artist for this style of melodic rock.
This is, hands down, a must have for fans of artists like the above mentioned, fans of AOR and fans of clean, clear vocal melodic rock. Absolutely superb without any filler anywhere to be found. Five stars all the way!”
 
“To summarize Melodic Records have created nothing short of a melodic masterpiece with ‘Sands Of Time’ the big hooks, the big choruses, the great riffs there is something for everyone and even a little more. If you are lucky enough to find Bryan Cole’s ‘Sands Of Time’ in your Christmas stocking this year then your loved one really does love you, as this is a gift that will just keep giving you joy all year every year. Rating 10 ~ http://werockwebzine.co.uk/bryan-cole-sands-of-time-review
 
“….played with great skill, the Bryan voice is perfect for the kind proposed. To this is added that the new songs are really high bill and cover proposals are nevertheless of considerable caliber general!
Ultimately an album that anyone who loves Melodic Rock should listen to this in 2016.” www.melodicrock.it
 
“'Sands Of Time' is a strong first-up effort from Bryan, and I'm kinda astounded the melodic rock world generally, has not heard of this guy before now. With a collection of eleven tunes tailor-made for fans of our favourite sub-genre of rock, I'm thinking this CD sits right up there as one of the best releases from MRR this year. We can hope that Bryan progresses onward from this debut, because he definitely needs to have a brace of albums under his belt to show off his undeniable talent. One of the better pure melodic hard rock albums of 2016.” http://gdm.glorydazemusic.com/articles.php?article_id=6414
 
“It seems that the label Melodic Rock is determined to compete with the major releases of the seals that usually monopolize the market with the most melodic pitches. After releasing the incredible album of Mecca now it offers another disc that should not be overlooked if you're a big fan of albums such as Dion has published Bayman, B. Walker Satin or why not.”
 
New artists are what will sustain and grow this scene. It is essential to develop and expose new talent and despite the challenges of doing such, MelodicRock Records continues to bring the best undiscovered artists to the ever hungry fans of all things melodic.
 
One of Pittsburgh’s most gifted singer/guitarists will make his mark with this debut. Please make room in your music collections for BRYAN COLE and his sensational debut album ‘Sands Of Time’.
 
OUT NOW!
 
 
 

 

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Wed
21
Dec

H.E.A.T Coming To Thailand in March 2017

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H.E.A.T announce recording of new album DUE TO BE RELEASED 2017
 
H.E.A.T are proud to announce the recording of their yet untitled next album to be released in the year of 2017. Following the release of their previous critically acclaimed album, Tearing Down The Walls, the band have been touring all over the world gaining the reputation of one of the best live acts out there. 
 
H.E.A.T have been focusing on writing new songs for more than a year and now they are ready to hit the studio once again. This time they will be recording the album in Thailand together with producer Tobias Lindell (Europe, Hardcore Superstar, Avatar etc) who also produced Address The Nation and Tearing Down The Walls. 
 
“Fina-fucking-lly… I can’t wait to record this album and spend some time with my dysfunctional family in Thailand. Tobias is our sixth family member and will - as usual - take on the role as our caretaker…. Jokes aside - I’m very positive about the new material and I think we sound better than ever”. - Erik Grönwall
 
H.E.A.T will start recording the album in March 2017.
Release date to be announced later next year
 
FOLLOW H.E.A.T - SPOTIFY  FACEBOOK   YOUTUBE  INSTAGRAM   HOMEPAGE 

 

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Tue
20
Dec

TOMMY HEART Solo Debut 'Spirit Of Time' Gets Japanese Exclusive

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Fair Warning vocalist TOMMY HEART is pleased to announce his solo album will see the release on Dec 21.
 
The new album is set to release only in Japan (at this stage) and is titled “Spirit Of Time”
 
Featured on the album are:
 
Rene Schostak
Jens Bethke
Torsten Luederwaldt (Fair Warning, Dreamtide)
Andy Malecek (Fair Warning, Last Autumn´s Dream)
Helge Engelke (Fair Warning, Dreamtide)
Alex Strauch (She´s China)
Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia, At Vance)
Mats Hedström.
Tommy Remm, Frank Kretschmer, Paul Bonin, Louis Sesto, J.Meyer, J.Ell, R. Delin, J. Meyer, S. Mosson, D.Elmo, E. Gotthardt, L. Sundin, K. Bach, J. Reingold, Hal Marabel, Fred Zahl, AC Heart, Mitch Keller, Sabine Manke.
 

TOMMY HEART BIOGRAPHY

In 1982, the spark to Tommy Heart’s remarkable singing career was ignited while playing in a West-Berlin school band. It was his very first attempt trying to escape the ghetto in Gropiusstadt (part of Berlin) and establish an existence away from difficult everyday life.

Tommy’s youth was affected by the typical troubles of life such as delinquency, drug abuse, violence and the laws of the street.

A first real chance was given to him in 1988 when he signed his first contract with the renowned Heavy Metal label Noise Records – his band at that time: V2. When V2 blasted off with their first self-titled album, they soon found themselves supporting German hotshots and label mates Helloween who were at the commercial peak of their carreer having just released their hugely successful effort “Keeper Of The Seven Keys II”. Still on tour in Europe, Tommy was invited by legendary guitarist Zeno Roth and his band Zeno to put his vocal prowess to the test.

American label Geffen Records – home to many unforgotten rock heroes such as Elton John, Cher, Michael Bolton, Aerosmith, Nirvana or Guns N’ Roses – offered a future-proof collaboration.

This liason led to a great deal of showcases and brought the band in touch with American manager Tom Zutaut being personally responsible for the success of bands like Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and Tesla. Then in 1989, Zeno Roth suprisingly decided to back down from music business.

In the same year Tommy and the rest of Zeno’s band, Ule W. Ritgen and CC Behrens, laid the foundation for the exceptional Fair Warning. After recording a couple of demos the band received many offers from major labels and eventually opted for WEA. In 1992 the self-titled debut made quite an impact on the Japanese market which resulted in outstanding sales figures. The band even was invited to tour the land of the rising sun; something rather unusual for a newcomer band and, after all was awarded the „Brightest Hope Award 1992“ by the readers of Japanese metal bible Burrn!

In 1993 Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth – one of the world’s most influential sixstringers – worked on a performance of the „Symphonic Rock For Europe“ concert. Roth accompanied the Symphonic Orchestra Brussels on guitar interpreting various classical pieces. For the concert that was eventually aired by WDR-Rockpalast, Tommy took over the role of the lead vocalist from Cream icon and frontman Jack Bruce at short notice. This collaboration later continued in form of the 1995 epic “Sky Of Avalon” and was welcomed by media and fans alike. Moreover, Tommy participated in a singing contest organized by Gillette. He was finally chosen from 300 contestants to sing their theme song „Gillette – für das Beste im Mann“. Thanks to Tommy’s distintive and unmistakable voice, sales figures skyrocketed. Nonetheless, Tommy stayed true to himself as he knew that an even bigger success was to follow: the second Fair Warning album “Rainmaker” sold 65.000 units solely on the day of release and went straight up the charts.

 
Two weeks later the boys from Hanover received a gold award – another successful tour followed shortly after. The 1997 follow-up “Go!” again went gold and won the poll for “Album Of The Year”. In Europe the band played live with big names such as Status Quo, C.C.R. or Saga and continued to expand their fanbase. In 1998 the amazingly executed live album “Live & More” was issued and the band once again toured Asia – an exceptional event in which Tommy again proved that he belonged to the ranks of the top singers and performers – just listen to the middle part of Fair Warning’s live classic “Don’t Give Up” which is sung without any musical accompaniment.
 
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Tue
20
Dec

Classic Rock Magazine Parent Company TEAM ROCK Goes Into Administration

 
Truly disturbing news out of the UK overnight, with Team Rock placed into administration and their stable of magazines (Classic Rock, Prog, Metal Hammer) all instantly dissolved.
 
Here's a couple of news items to explain in more detail. Some great people without a job today, more proof of the evolving nature of the music business and the deterioration of the traditional role the media plays a role in things.
 
 
 
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Tue
20
Dec

HEAVY TIGER Ready To Glam It Up In March

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Glitter, the band’s sophomore effort and the logical sequel to their debut Saigon Kissis now ready to be launched to an unexpected crowd! 
 
So, what can one expect from the Stockholm rockers? The first single, entitled Devil May Care was written for the band by singer Ola Salo of the Swedish pop/rock-phenomenon The Ark. With Devil May Care, this little Adam Ant-scented pop song is no exception. 
 
The album is produced by Rikard Löfgren with Gustav Ydenius handling the recording duties at Leon Music Studios (Mustasch, Sparzanza, Sister Sin). 
 
“We are super stoked about the new album. It’s full of hits! If you think that our previous album lacked heaviness you won’t be disappointed. We went in with full force this time around and the producers were involved in a whole new way compared to “Saigon Kiss”. The fact that we have gained experience and become a tighter band, definitely shows”. – Heavy Tiger
 
And thanks to their involvement in TUI's new TV commercial and the success of the song "Let The Sunshine In" (in writing at top 10 on ITunes Scandinavia Rock section) Heavy Tiger is at the moment receiving a great deal of attention as well as a lot of new fans.
 
While it might come in handy to mention Suzi Quatro, KISS, The New York Dolls or any other glam rock-act peaking in the seventies in the same breath as Heavy Tiger, the band isn’t about nostalgia. Something completely different came out since that faithful day in 2010 when Maja, Astrid and Sara, only being 17 at the time, started jamming out together.

Heavy Tiger - Glitter is set for release March 24 on Wild Kingdom records.

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Sat
17
Dec

JUDAS PRIEST Repackage 'Turbo' As 3 Disc Deluxe Edition

Artist: 
 
JUDAS PRIEST 10TH STUDIO ALBUM TURBO REMASTERED AS 3 CD REISSUE 
TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 3RD 2017
 
British metal legends Judas Priest announce the reissue of their 10th studio album, Turbo
The album has been remastered and will be released via Sony Music on February 3rd, 2017 on 3 CD (the original album and 2 bonus discs) as well as 1LP 150g vinyl.
 
Originally released in 1986, Turbo features all the hallmarks of classic Priest on tracks such as â€œTurbo Lover”, â€œParental Guidance” and â€œLocked In”. 
Included on disc 2 and 3 of the CD reissue is, previously unreleased,  ‘Live in Kansas City’, a live recording from the band’s 1986 Fuel For Life tour in support of Turbo.
 
The band add â€œThe 80’s is considered to have been the best decade for heavy metal – Judas Priest roared through it and at the half way point went into unchartered territory with ‘Turbo’.  Always believing that metal should have no boundaries, Priest challenged themselves taking on board new technical inventions to create fresh ideas and push their sound forward.  The combined songs show another side of Priest’s range of creativity that captures a theme and energy infused with the over the top sensibilities of that era.  The ‘Fuel For Life’ tour certainly encapsulated the decadence of the times! ‘Turbo’ remastered and accompanied by a pedal to the metal live recording from Kansas reveals Priest on high octane – Raising fists and devil horns to the next level.”
 
DISC ONE – TURBO: REMASTERED
  • Turbo Lover
  • Locked In
  • Private Property
  • Parental Guidance
  • Rock You All Around The World 
  • Out In The Cold
  • Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days
  • Hot For Love
  • Reckless
DISC TWO – LIVE AT THE KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY 
  • Out In the Cold 
  • Locked In 
  • Heading Out To The Highway 
  • Metal Gods 
  • Breaking The Law 
  • Love Bites 
  • Some Heads Are Gonna Roll 
  • The Sentinel 
  • Private Property 
  • Desert Plains 
  • Rock You All Around The World
DISC THREE- LIVE AT THE KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY 
  • The Hellion 
  • Electric Eye 
  • Turbo Lover 
  • Freewheel Burning
  • Victim Of Changes 
  • The Green Manalishi (With The Two -Pronged Crown) 
  • Living After Midnight 
  • You've Got Another Thing Coming 
  • Hell Bent For Leather 
 
 
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Fri
16
Dec

SOTO Offers Free New Track Download As Part Of Future Plan

Artist: 
 
Free Digital Download available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-576107402/give-in-to-me-soto
 
Give In To Me
(Michael Jackson, Bill Botrell)
Produced by Edu Cominato & Jeff Scott Soto
Arrangements by Edu Cominato, Leo Mancini and JSS
 
Keyboards by Fabio Ribeiro
Rhythm guitars: Leo Mancini
Backing vocals: Andrew Ross, Phillip Brandon, Dino Jelusic, John Brink
 
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Adriano Daga
 
Video produced and edited by Brian Z for Zaba Productions
 
Published by Mijac Music (adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.)
 
SOTO is:
Vocals: Jeff Scott Soto
Guitar: Jorge Salan
Drums: Edu Cominato
Bass: David Z
Guitars/Keys: BJ
 
 
SOTO, formed in 2014, is the dream band created when Jeff Scott Soto realized how much he missed the ‘heavier side’ of his career after fronting artists Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Journey and even his own solo albums. The band hope to continue its construction as a driving force in today’s Hard Rock & Metal scene.
 
Tour Dates 2017:
 
JAN
31.01 US - TAMPA, FL - THE ORPHEUM
 
FEB
02.02 US - MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE (EAST)
10.02 UK - WOLVERHAMPTON, SLADE ROOMS
11.02 UK - NEWCASTLE, THE CLUNY
12.02 UK - SHEFFIELD, THE CORPORATION
14.02 UK - EDINBURGH, BANNERMANS
15.02 UK - NOTTINGHAM, RESCUE ROOMS
17.02 UK - LONDON, UNDERWORLD
18.02 NL - ZOETERMEER, DE BOERDERIJ
19.02 NL - LANDGRAAF, OEFENBUNKER
21.02 DE - MUNICH/OLCHING, LEGENDS LOUNGE
22.02 SK - BRATISLAVA, RANDAL CLUB
24.02 HU - BUDAPEST, BACKSTAGE PUB
25.02 DE - LICHTENFELS, PAUNCHY CATS
26.02 DE - DESSAU, BEATCLUB
 
MAR
01.03 FI - TAMPERE - YO-TALO
03.03 FI - HELSINKI - ON THE ROCKS
04.03 FI - VAASA - WS ARENA
05.03 SW - LULEÅ - KULTERENS HUS
07.03 SW - OREBRO - FRIMiS SALONGER
08.03 SW - STOCKHOLM - GOTA KALLARE
10.03 NO - OSLO - HARD ROCK CAFE
11.03 SW - GOTHENBURG - STICKY FINGERS
12.03 DK - COPENHAGEN - HIGH VOLTAGE
 
Jeff recently commented on the future of the SOTO brand:
 
As mentioned a few months ago, SOTO parted ways with our label & after much deliberation, we have decided to forge ahead independently as we continue to bring you new music into the future.
I’m not divulging anything new on how the music business has dramatically changed so much the past years…but we decided to change with it and our plan starts with YOU in mind later this week.
As a gift to you all for the holidays, we have recorded our own heavy version of the incredible Michael Jackson song ‘Give In To Me’ and are giving it to you FREE as a digital download!
 
There is an accompanying video being pieced together by the talented Brian Z, younger brother of David, who directed and produced the ‘Unblame’ video for us that we’re hoping coincides with this new track.
From there, we will be releasing for purchase a new song digitally, about every month, once we return from the upcoming tour instead of the traditional long play CD. This not only allows us the time to work on songs individually but gives us a chance to put the quality behind each track instead of cramming to create an entire album in one go.
We’re mixing and mastering the giveaway now as I write this, info on where and how to get it will be widespread & easy to find…we think you’re gonna dig it!!! JSS

 

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Fri
16
Dec

Faithsedge 'Jennifer' Video Released

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Faithsedge have released the video for the song 'Jennifer', taken from the band's new album 'Restoration'.
Fronted by mastermind singer / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, the band returns with a stellar line-up featuring Stryper bass player Tim Gaines, Ace Frehley / Mr .Big drummer Matt Starr and former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso. Both Keys and production have been handled by Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline/ Revolution Saints).
Watch the video here:
This is how Giancarlo Floridia commented: 'I'm happy with 'Restoration' being our most well received album and I'm glad it still keeps pushing forward months after it's release. 'Jennifer' is an important song to me and I'm glad that it's getting to see the light of day as another single/video for the album . I hope you all enjoy it too!'
Faithsedge will also be joining the Blastzone Entertainment roster for a special vinyl record pressing of Restoration to be released next year. Pre-orders are now being taken at http://faithsedge.bandcamp.com/
The album has been released through Scarlet Records / E0ne distribution for Usa and Europe and Spiritual Beast / Universal Music distribution Japan .
Follow www.faithsedgemusic.com for the latest news.

 

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Thu
15
Dec

SHINING LINE Debut Now Available With Bonus Track

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Shining Line: reissue of debut CD on Street Symphonies Records
 
Street Symphonies Records is proud to announce a licensing agreement for the reissue of Shining Line's debut album, with an official release happened on September 30, 2016.
 
With a big impact on the melodic rock scene during 2010 thanks to a stellar cast with more than 30 renowned guests from the melodic rock circles, this AOR all-star project (created by the artistic partnership between fellow Italian drummer/songwriter Pierpaolo "Zorro" Monti and bass-player Amos Monti) is ready to be re-released on a brand new limited collectors' edition (printed in only 500 copies) with renewed cover artwork (made by Antonella Astori) and the addition of one bonus track, not included in the original version.
 
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Hardline, Edge Of Forever) and mixed/mastered by Michael Voss (Casanova, Mad Max, Voices Of Rock) in his Kidroom Studios in Germany, Shining Line's debut album represented a fundamental step in the artistic career of Pierpaolo "Zorro" Monti, that would become in the years to come a key point for other welcome projects just like Charming Grace and Room Experience, not to mention the newly announced international band Rantimes, with a release date expected in 2017 via Frontiers Music SRL.
 
And with Xmas coming, here's a very special offer! Buy a copy of Shining Line's official reissue (for €12,99 worldwide shipping included!), and choose as gift one free CD from three Street Symphonies' catalogue titles! All infos at the link: http://www.streetsymphonies.com/shiningline.html
 
Shining Line - Street Symphonies Reissue Tracklist:
 
01. Highway Of Love (feat. Erik Martensson)
02. Amy (feat. Harry Hess)
03. Strong Enough (feat. Robbie LaBlanc)
04. Heaven's Path (Instrumental)
05. Heat Of The Light (feat. Robin Beck)
06. Can't Stop The Rock (feat. Mikael Erlandsson)
07. The Meaning Of My Lonely Words (feat. Michael Shotton)
08. The Infinity In Us (feat. Michael Voss)
09. Still In Your Heart (feat. Bob Harris & Sue Willetts)
10. Homeless' Lullaby (feat. Carsten "Lizard" Schulz & Ulrich Carlsson)
11. Follow the Stars (feat. Phil Vincent)
12. Unbreakable Wire (feat. Jack Meille, Bruno Kraler, Graziano De Murtas & Alessandro Del Vecchio)
13. This Is Our Life (feat. The Italian Rock Gang - EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK)
14. Under Silent Walls Part I - Blossom: From Night to Dawn (Instrumental)
15. Under Silent Walls Part II - Alone (feat. Michael Bormann)
16. Under Silent Walls Part III - Overture: Death of Cupid (Instrumental)

 

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Thu
15
Dec

DEEP PURPLE Launch 'Infinite' Preview; Album Due April 7

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Deep Purple reveal title, release date and first song from their new album “inFinite”, the highly anticipated follow up to their most recent worldwide chart topping album “NOW What?!”.
“inFinite” will be released on April 7th by earMUSIC.
 
“Time For Bedlam”, an up-tempo classic Deep Purple song, has just been made available via a lyric video:
 

 
The song will be available as instant grat as part of the digital album preorder as well as on all streaming platforms starting from Thursday, December 15th, midnight worldwide with the physical preorder of the album to start at the same time.
 
A limited edition EP for “Time For Bedlam”, with non-album songs and unreleased recordings will hit the shops on February 3rd.
 
A documentary movie, witnessing the songwriting process and the recording of the album with producer Bob Ezrin, has been produced, allowing for the first time for the fans to be part of the private band member interactions in the studio.
 
The movie will be included in some editions of the album and it will be presented before release in various fan events worldwide.
Deep Purple have recently announced their “Long Goodbye Tour”, which will bring the legendary live show once again all over the world.
 
Deep Purple have not yet answered, in fact, the many questions received by fans from all over the world who are speculating about the meaning of the title “inFinite” and "Long Goodbye".
 
Singer Ian Gillan has in fact declared:
 
“If you take it literally you may, quite reasonably, think the ‘Finite’ part of the word describes the life of Deep Purple, with a clear beginning and a nebulous end; but what of the ‘in’ bit? The word infinite is a three-dimensional double edged sword. It describes something that goes on forever in all directions; not unlike its temporal equivalent ‘Eternal’ What’s that all about?
 
Stephen Hawking declared (in ‘A brief History of Time’) that, before the Big Bang there was nothing. That would put the kybosh on the idea of our universe being Infinite, as he provides a starting point, which is not acceptable to the concept. So, Hawking’s universe in ‘Finite’; by definition; whether he agrees or not.
 
Ironically, he is quite wrong (scientists always are eventually), therefore the Universe is infinite, which means it will never end, and also means that it never started, and the corollary to that of course is that we don’t exist.
 
There is a metaphysical solution to all this, but it will have to wait until the tour is over because (thanks heavens) there are only 24 hours in a day (for the time being) or 10 hours in a metric day.
More on that later…”
 
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NOW What?! has charted at #1 in 5 European countries.
NOW What?! has charted in the Top 10 in over 15 countries worldwide.
NOW What?! has gained Gold Status in Germany for over 100.000 copies sold.
 
The two video releases “From the Setting Sun… (In Wacken)” and “…To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo)”, released on the same day, charted at #1 and #2 in the UK on the same week in the Music Video Charts, witnessing the success of the NOW What?! tour.
 
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Wed
14
Dec

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM 'In Disguise' For Next Release

 
Coming on Escape Music - Last Autumn's Dream new album "In Disguise", their 13th album on 20th January. This is the band's favourite songs and influences of all time!
 
Last Autumn's Dream is:
Mikael Erlandsson: Lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards & guitar
Peter Pac Soderstrom: Lead and rhythm guitars
Jamie Borger: Drums, percussion and backing vocals
Nalle Pahlsson: Electric bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
Ulf Wahlberg: Keyboards, backing vocals and 'The Big Knob' as usual
 
Track listening:
 1. If Love Should Go: 4:33                         
    Music & Lyrics: Slamer/Walsh
  2. Jet Airliner     Time: 4:10
    Music & Lyrics: P. Pen
 3. Working For The Weekend 3:48
     Music & Lyrics: M. Frenette/P. Dean
 4. Wig Wam Bam: 3:16
     Music & Lyrics: M. Chapman/N. Chinn
 5. Slow Down: 3:32
     Music & Lyrics: Miles/Marshall
 6. Need A Little Loving: 4:06
     Music & Lyrics: Slamer/Ward
 7. I´ll Bring The Whole World To Your Door: 3:23
     Music & Lyrics: Meadows, DiMino, Leonetti
 8. Just One More Time: 5:11
    Music & Lyrics: B. Macleod/D. Mills
 9.  When I Kissed The Teacher: 3:21
      Music & Lyrics: B. Ulvaeus/B. Andersson
10. All The Way: 3:22
       Music & Lyrics: G. Simmons  
11. Hey You     Time: 4:07
       Music & Lyrics: C. Turner/R. Bachman/R. Bachman
 
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Tue
13
Dec

FIREWORKS Magazine Issue 77 Out Now

 
FIREWORKS #77 ON SALE NOW!!
 
Thursday December 15 sees the street date for the new mega issue of Fireworks Magazine. 132 pages crammed full of all the best music from across the melodic rock spectrum.
For lovers of Classic Rock we have interviews with Glenn Hughes, Demon, Graham Bonnet, Bad Company, Black Star Riders, Stephen Pearcy and a surprisingly candid Jack Russell on all things Great White.
On the heavier side of things we talk to Accept, HammerFall, Pretty Maids, Enbound and Kai Hansen while over on the more AOR/MHR fringes we catch up with FM, Mecca, From The Fire, Seven, White Widdow, Cornerstone and many more!
On a more historical note we have a very open and honest discussion with Fast Eddie Clark on his departure from Motorhead and subsequent formation of Fastway, catch up with ex Tygers of Pan Tang vocalist Jon Deverill and talk to the guys from that wonderful US band New England on their new live album and likelihood of new music.
 
Add to this all your favourite new regular features such as The Bands That Time Forgot, The Vinyl Countdown, Sisters In Rock, Breaking Bands, Unsung Heroes, The Experts Guide as well as a one-off look at ways of getting your music books published and our writers’ Best of 2016 lists, and not forgetting your free CD with over 70 mp3 songs and additional pdf — so can see how much Value For Money we love to give our readers.
 
Available from most WH Smith shops across UK from this Thursday 15th December.
 
 
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Tue
13
Dec

BURNT OUT WRECK Debut 'Swallow' Out February

 
The debut album from ex Heavy Pettin's Gary Moat & Burnt Out Wreck is going to be released on 10th February 2017. 'Swallow' is a huge slice of full on, punchy classic hard rock with guitar riffs galore! Released on TRHRC through Cherry Red Records, this album is every bit as good as you would expect from one of Scotland's original rock n rollers, Gary Moat.
 
'Swallow' is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious) at his  Liscombe Park Studio, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc) and is set for a February 2017 release.

The band will be playing their first live show at the Giants Of Rock in Minehead in January 2017, alongside the likes of Steve Hackett, Ian Anderson, Iain Paice, Phil Campbell, Slade, Gun, Dare and many more. 

28th January,  Giants of Rock, Minehead 
Tickets available from here: https://www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/giant...

Tracklist for the album:
Burnt Out Wreck
Swallow
She’s The One
Pulling It Out
Talk About Love
Medusa
Flames
She’s A Dirty Love
Your Love (Is All I Need)
Rocking Man
Best Of Your Life

Burnt Out Wreck have now confirmed the full line up for the band, and it is:
Gary Moat - vocals, rythm guitar
Alex Carmichael - bass, backing vocals 
Adrian Dunn - guitar, backing vocals 
Paul  Carnevale - drums

Gary Moat - the man at the back is now at the front! The Heavy Pettin' drummer is now the driving force of BURNT OUT WRECK and very much in control of the fire that's burning. Gary has just signed to TRHRC through Cherry Red, the paper is inked and the music flowing. He has also signed to Eddie Levy at The Chelsea Publishing Company Ltd. TRHRC, Martin Darvill, Daniel Earnshaw and Gary are very excited at the signing and look forward to the album's release in February 2017. 

"So .... I have signed a new worldwide record contract with The Right Honourable Recording Company Ltd through Cherry Red and a new worldwide publishing contract with CHELSEA MUSIC Publishing Company Ltd. I am very very excited and honoured to be working with them. The album is set for release Feb 2017. Thanks for all your support and kind words, it was worth the wait......It is a crazy experience to be doing this again but I am loving it!"
Gary Moat.
  

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