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Wed
23
Nov

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Launch New Album January 27


Jack Russell's Great White represents the next phase of his legacy. On January 27, 2017 Frontiers Music Srl will lay the framework for this new phase with the release of 'He Saw it Comin''.
 
'For me this is so much more than a collection of songs, it is the culmination of a lifetime of living. It is about addictions , love, pain and many facets of the human condition. I tend to write autobiographically and on this album I dealt with topics I've never explored,' explains Russell of the new record.
 
Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity's storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, Jack Russell's Great White first bared its teeth. Robby Lochner has been with Jack since it's inception, they soon welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana'this time as a guitar player and keyboardist' they then added drummer Dicki Fliszar , then bassist Dan McNay. This group has a sharp, soaring, eclectic, hook laden new album ready, boasting the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell and Montana icons in the first place.
 
'It's a powerful band,' Russell proclaims. 'The music is dynamic and I've gone where I've never gone before. Lochner was a catalyst for moving forward. I wasn't sure how the writing would go at first but soon realized the chemistry is beyond words. He's my copilot and one of my best friends.'
This past year the musicians hit the studio to cut their official full-length debut. It taps into the bluesy bombast and heavy energy of Russell's celebrated material, but it's a distinctly modern metallic monster.
 
'We want the new material to blow people's ears back,' Russell goes on. 'It has the elements of the best of Great White, but there's diversity, vibe and an edge to it. It draws from our 60's and 70's roots in a more modern way.' Montana agrees, 'It's got the classic sound. The first element is Jack's voice. No other band sounds like this one, ever did or does now. When I was 17-years-old, I remember walking around the UCLA campus listening to the band's first EP. I was a fan before I ever joined the band. We're going to maintain that integrity moving forward.'
 
That integrity became forged over nearly thirty years. In 1984, the band broke out of the Los Angeles scene with its self-titled debut followed by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987's Once Bitten... and 1989's 'Twice Shy. Moving over 10 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russell's Great White.
 
Ultimately, the new music is for the millions of fans who stuck by Russell all these years. It's everything they've been waiting for and more.
 
'He Saw it Comin'' Track Listing:
1. Sign Of The Times
2. She Moves Me
3. Crazy
4. Love Don't Live Here
5. My Addiction
6. Anything For You
7. He Saw It Comin'
8. Don't Let Me Go
9. Spy Vs Spy
10. Blame It On The Night
11. Godspeed
 
Jack Russell's Great White Lineup:
 
Jack Russell (Vocals)
Tony Montana (Guitar, Keyboards)
Robby Lochner (Guitar)
Dan McNay (Bass)
Dicki Fliszar (Drums)
 
For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/JackRussellsGreatWhite/
http://www.jackrussellsgreatwhite.com
https://twitter.com/JacksGreatWhite
 
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Wed
23
Nov

STEPHEN PEARCY Ready To 'Smash' Fans in January


Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the January 27, 2017 release of Stephen Pearcy's fourth original solo album, 'Smash'.
 
Stephen Pearcy, best known as the original vocalist and founding member of the platinum rock band RATT, has been working hard to complete his highly anticipated new album, while at the same time keeping busy performing shows across the U.S. The first audio offering from 'Smash', entitled 'I Can't Take It' can be heard here: https://youtu.be/vIVXAAn7Bss

Pre-order the album on iTunes and get "I Can't Take It" instantly: http://radi.al/SmashiTunes

'Smash' was mixed and mastered by bassist Matt Thorne and Pearcy and the legendary Beau Hill, the producer of RATT's first four albums, handled the mixing and mastering duties on the track 'I Can't Take It'.

Stephen will be supporting "Smash" with live dates in the U.S. and internationally.

"It took long enough to finish the new record 'Smash' and it is well worth the patience taken, giving every song as much attention as the next. Erik Ferentinos (lead guitars & co-writer), Greg D' Angelo (drums) and Matt Thorne (bass, keyboards) and myself didn't settle on any first, second or third takes. We let some songs grow if needed, then go back and complete it. We're very happy with the outcome, that we were able to experiment and grow with the new songs,' says Pearcy of the new album.

With over 15 million records and gold and platinum long form videos sold in the U.S. alone with RATT, touring the world with over 20 albums to his credit with other ventures, solo projects, compilations, best of records, and other bands he created, there is no slowing Pearcy down.

Pearcy is an accomplished songwriter with credits on all of RATT's records through the years (including "Out Of The Cellar", "Invasion Of Your Privacy", "Dancing Undercover" and more). More recently, RATT's last studio album, "Infestation" was released a few years ago to rave reviews around the world. Stephen is also a producer, composer, television program creator, art director, marketing director, and owner/product creator of "Mic Knuckle" (hands free mic holder) and has also been involved in music for ESPN2 NHRA Drag Racing. Additionally, he has been involved in sponsoring several top fuel dragsters and funny cars since the mid 80's-90's thru the 00's.

'Smash' Track Listing:
1. I Know I'm Crazy
2. Ten Miles Wide
3. Shut Down Baby
4. Dead Roses
5. Lollipop
6. Hit Me With A Bullet
7. Rain
8. Want Too Much
9. What Do Ya Think
10. Jamie
11. I Can't Take It (Album Version)
12. Passion Infinity
13. Summer's End

Credits:
- Stephen E. Pearcy - Lead Vocals, Back-up Vocals


Musicians:
- Erik Ferentinos - Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Back-up vocals
- Greg D' Angelo - Drums, Percussion
- Matt Thorne - Bass Guitar
- Chris Hager - Guitars, Lead Guitars on track (3)

Follow Stephen online:
http://www.stephen-pearcy.com/home
https://www.facebook.com/SEPearcy
https://twitter.com/StephenEPearcy

 
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Tue
22
Nov

Frontiers Records Welcomes THE NIGHTS

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of an extremely promising melodic rock band from Finland, THE NIGHTS.

The Nights was formed in the summer of 2015 by Sami Hyde (vocals) and Ilkka Wirtanen (guitar). Both Sami and Ilkka have successful careers in music, in Finland and abroad. Sami has been a singer for many acts and projects, including the Tony Mills Band (SHY, TNT) in 2008 which also included Geoff Nichols (Black Sabbath) on keyboards and Neil Hibbs (SHY) on guitar. He has also written songs for many artists, including The Magnificent ("If It Takes All Night", "Lost", and "Drive"). Ilkka Wirtanen is best known for his work as a producer with international acts like glam metal band Reckless Love, for whom he has produced four albums and co-written many of their popular songs, including "Hot" and "Night On Fire". He has also produced several other rock bands (Baton Rogue Morgue, Hellcity Punks) and worked as a mixer for international acts (S.E.X. Department).

THE NIGHTS was formed because Sami and Ilkka felt a common need to write songs that 'make you feel good and also give tribute to our everlasting heroes in music, for example TNT and Yngwie Malmsteen.' Frontiers interest was piqued by their songs featuring a superb mixture of classic pop melodies and modern melodic rock/metal production and the band was signed!

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Tue
22
Nov

Rock Candy Records Latest - SAMMY HAGAR, TYKETTO, KICK AXE, SALTY DOG

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The following eight new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price.
 
SURVIVOR 'EYE OF THE TIGER' CANDY322
 
STOP ANYONE ON the street and ask them to name one of their all time favourite rock tracks and there's a very good chance that 'Eye Of The Tiger' will top that poll. As one of the most ubiquitous tracks of all time, this song not only topped the singles chart in the USA but it also became synonymous with one of the biggest movies of the 1980s, namely 'Rocky III'; Sylvester Stallone personally requested the track and, by including it in the film, gave the song a thirty million dollar promo video!
Up to that point survivor had proved to be moderately successful melodic hard rock band but with the boost from 'Rocky III' the band was suddenly thrust into the spotlight, securing them the same sort of adulation afforded other hard rock heavy hitters such as Journey, Foreigner and Boston. It was a pedestal that served them well for the rest of the decade and beyond. Both the single and the album topped the US charts in the summer of 1982.
The album was produced by guitarist Frankie Sullivan and engineered by Mike Clink, a man who would later go on to produce Guns N' Roses. Although the title track is universally known, the album contains a brace of superbly written and arranged tracks that indicate the band's talent had reached new levels of creativity, even spawning another massive hit single with 'American Heartbeat', proving, if proof were needed, that Survivor could do no wrong.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, BONUS TRACK, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. EYE OF THE TIGER 2. FEELS LIKE LOVE 3. HESITATION DANCE 4. THE ONE THAT REALLY MATTERS 5. I'M NOT THAT MAN ANYMORE 6. CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT 7. EVER SINCE THE WORLD EGAN 8. AMERICAN HEARTBEAT 9. SILVER GIRL. BONUS TRACK: 10. EYE OF THE TIGER (SPECIAL EXTENDED VERSION)

 
  

SAMMMY HAGAR 'ALL NIGHT LONG' CANDY 290
 
ONE OF THE great things for rock bands during the 1970s was that they had plenty of opportunity to play live, to hugely appreciative audiences. But not only did their studio recordings have to be great they also had to deliver live in concert, and this was an area that really separated the wheat from the chaff. If you were known as a great live act then your success was almost guaranteed
With this in mind, it's no surprise that Sammy Hagar's live performances had almost become legendary. After three studio albums he had carved out a rock solid audience eager to lap up his no nonsense live performances and 'All Night Long' is a fine testament to that fact. Surrounded by members of what was, in effect, the same band that Sammy had commenced his career with, namely Montrose, and the addition of super guitarist Gary Pihl, the album cemented his ability in stone.
Originally released in 1978, and taped at headlining shows in California whilst he was promoting  the 'Musical Chairs' release, the album captures Sammy in full flight. Remarkably, there are none of the usual overdubs or studio 'fixes' on this record whatsoever, just the band and a mobile studio capturing a moment in time that still sounds remarkably fresh to this very day. Of course, the ghost of Montrose is never that far away with electrifying renditions of 'Make It Last' and 'Bad Motor Scooter' underscoring a link that will always be present.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 26 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK WITH PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. RED 2. ROCK 'N' ROLL WEEKEND 3. MAKE IT LAST / RECKLESS 4. TURN UP THE MUSIC 5. I'VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU 6. YOUNG GIRL BLUES 7. BAD MOTOR SCOOTER
 
TYKETTO 'DON'T COME EASY' CANDY295
 
THE EARLY 90'S presented a massive challenge to a number of melodic rock bands. The musical climate was being transformed by a rush of angry young men playing a stripped down form of rock, less influenced by style and bravado, and built mainly on angst and melancholy. For Tyketto this landscape meant that their arrival would be subjected to a chilly reception from a media obsessed with trends and fads.
The fact that Tyketto were out of step with the prevailing musical winds didn't mean to say that their music was anything less than spectacular. Indeed, their style and execution caused major excitement amongst connoisseurs of the genre, leading many to proclaim the album as one of the best records of the entire movement.
Formed in the late 80's, this New Jersey four piece had links to well known groups such as White Lion and Waysted. Impressing a number of labels with their own meticulous style of melodic hard rock, they signed to industry giant Geffen Records and cut this, their debut album, with renowned producer Richie Zito (Heart, Bad English and Poison). Inexplicably, the label sat on the completed record for over a year before releasing it, at a time when the public was then beginning to focus on grunge.
But if you like your music to sound big, bold and crammed full of hooks, in the mould of say Bon Jovi, White Lion and Winger, then this record will send you to seventh heaven; It's truly a remarkable achievement.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, BONUS TRACK, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK WITH UNSEEN PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. FOREVER YOUNG 2. WINGS 3. BURNING DOWN INSIDE 4. SEASONS 5. STANDING ALONE 6. LAY YOUR BODY DOWN 7. WALK ON FIRE 8. NOTHING BUT LOVE 9. STRIP ME DOWN 10. SAIL AWAY. BONUS TRACK: 11. WALK AWAY
 
SALTY DOG 'EVERYDOG HAS ITS DAY' CANDY 304
 
THE SAYING GOES that every dog has its day but for one particular band that tired old proverb held no truth whatsoever. It's a shame, as the band in question , Salty Dog, happened to be one of the most outstanding acts of their time fusing red hot rock with a bluesy undertow that led others, such as Great White and Guns 'N Roses, to fame and fortune.
Formed in Los Angeles during the late 80s, but comprised of outsiders from a number of diverse locations, the band honed their chops in rehearsal studios, assembling a line up that would sound not only right together but also very different from what was happening on the strip. Indeed, the band's style incorporated a number of influences, from the old school rock of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith, to the contemporary cut and thrust of Guns 'N Roses. It was also a sound that paid homage to the blues. That's the vintage gnarly influences of cats such a Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker.
Originally released in 1990, the band received universal acclaim from critics, but failed to generate serious sales momentum. Produced by Peter Collins (Rush, Queensryche, Gary Moore) and engineered by British wunderkind Geoff Workman (Journey, Foreigner, M'tley Cr'e) the music resonates with killer intention. A sound that suggested the band would rightly take their place in the hard rock pantheon, alongside true greats, but sadly that was not to be.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, FOUR BONUS TRACKS, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK WITH UNSEEN PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. COME ALONG 2. CAT'S GOT NINE 3. RING MY BELL 4. WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE 5. SPOONFUL 6. JUST LIKE A WOMAN 7. SIM SALA BIM 8. KEEP ME DOWN 9.    HEAVE HARD (SHE COMES EASY) 10. LONESOME FOOL 11. SLOW DAZE 12. SACRIFICE ME 13. NOTHIN' BUT A DREAM. BONUS TRACKS: 14. KEEP ME DOWN (Demo) 15. COME ALONG (Demo) 16. THE BUCKET SONG (Demo) 17. RING MY BELL (Demo)

 

NYMPHS 'S/T' CANDY305
 
THAT THE NYMPHS were not made for this commercial world is, on reflection, a pretty obvious statement. This is the story of a gloriously talented and forward thinking band, led by one of the most enigmatic and fascinating female vocalists of the time. In many respects they were destined for failure; it was a scenario written in the stars and one that maybe could never have succeeded, despite valiant attempts made by all those involved in the project. Indeed, if you are looking for a text book example of a great concept that crashed and burnt then this is the one.
Based in Los Angeles during the late 80s and led by Inger Lorre, the band were snapped up by label giant Geffen Records and touted as a revelation. Sounding pretty much unlike anything else at the time, their firebrand alt hard rock galvanised the label into believing the band held the key to the future. In many ways they did by making a stunning record, helmed by respected British producer Bill Price, the very same man who tamed the Sex Pistols, set fire to the Clash and gave the Pretenders a sound that continues to endure.
It was, however, Lorre's charismatic leadership and song writing that has secured the band's place in the pantheon of missed opportunities. Controversial, volatile and unapologetic, Inger led from the front, missing no opportunity to cause mayhem at every opportunity. Truly, this is one of the most extraordinary records of the last twenty five years.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 20 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK WITH PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. JUST ONE HAPPY DAY 2. COLD 3. 2 CATS 4. IMITATING ANGELS 5. WASTING MY DAYS 6. HEAVEN 7. SUPERSONIC 8. SAD AND DAMNED 9. DEATH OF A SCENESTER 10. THE RIVER 11.  REVOLT 12. THE HIGHWAY

 

KICK AXE 'VICES' CANDY337
 
CANADIAN ROCK HAS always been highly regarded amongst discerning heavy metal fans. In general, the quality of the craftsmanship, songwriting and playing is, in many respects, superior to any other country in the world, lending the acts an air of confidence and accomplishment that has always impressed. Kick Axe were, it must be said, one of the best Canadian hard rock acts that emerged during the early eighties, rubbing shoulders with other hot contenders such as Helix, Coney Hatch and Anvil to name but a few.
The Saskatchewan based five piece were initially formed by two brothers, that's Larry and Brian Gillstrom, together with bassist Victor Langen, all spurred on by the onslaught of British metal acts such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Their intention was to craft a unit that embraced all the cut and thrust of the original genre, while injecting their sound with a melodic and contemporary edge. Signing to CBS Records in Canada the band was then, surprisingly, taken under the wing of Pasha Records in the USA, home of multiplatinum sellers Quiet Riot.
Produced by Spencer Proffer (Quiet Riot, King Kobra, W.A.S.P.) and originally issued in 1984, the album contains a sterling selection of tracks that place the band center stage in the burgeoning mid 80s hard rock renaissance, and give vocalist George Criston room to impress at every turn. As a prime example of 24 Karat Canadian rock, 'Vices' takes no prisoners and lays down the law with focussed intent.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, BONUS TRACK, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEW AND ENHANCED ARTWORK.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. HEAVY METAL SHUFFLE 2. VICES 3. STAY ON TOP 4. DREAMIN' ABOUT YOU 5. MANEATER 6. ON THE ROAD TO ROCK 7. CAUSE FOR ALARM 8. ALIVE & KICKIN' 9. ALL THE RIGHT MOVES 10. JUST PASSIN' THROUGH BONUS TRACK: 11. 30 DAYS IN THE HOLE

KICK AXE 'WELCOME TO THE CLUB' CANDY338
 
THE MID 80S WAS an extremely healthy time for hard rock and heavy metal. It was also a prime era for Canadian acts, which seemed to be appearing at an alarming rate and all with one thing in common; they were consistently accomplished and uniquely skilful. Several of them were going global, such as Rush, Triumph and April Wine, but it was at a grass roots level that the real impact was being felt, with Kick Axe being at the sharp end of this new wave of maple leaf metal.
Following on the heels of their debut album, Kick Axe got right back in the saddle with a well crafted follow up; 'Welcome To The Club', produced, once again, by Spencer Proffer (Quiet Riot, King Kobra, W.A.S.P.) and his, for this record, assistant Randy Bishop. It was a far more mature recording, exuding a new level of sophistication by bringing in to play the sort of sound being pioneered by artists such as Queensryche and Dio. They didn't, however, take their eyes off the prize, keeping brute force to the fore and all hands on the steering wheel.
Issued in 1985, the record received, quite rightly, solid critical praise as it contains a brace of killer tracks, including 'Feel The Power', 'Hellraisers', 'Make Your Move' and a surprising cover version of the Beatles' 'With A Little Help from My Friends' that features several prominent Canadian musicians, including members of Triumph, Coney Hatch , Toronto, Sheriff, and Lee Aaron.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEW AND ENHANCED ARTWORK.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. WELCOME TO THE CLUB 2. FEELS GOOD ' DON'T STOP 3. COMIN' AFTER YOU 4. MAKE YOUR MOVE 5. NEVER LET GO 6. HELLRAISERS 7. CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU 8. TOO LOUD...TOO OLD 9. FEEL THE POWER 10. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
 
KICK AXE 'ROCK THE WORLD' CANDY339
 
IT'S OFTEN THE case with artists that they produce their best work when they are most under the most pressure. For Kick Axe this theory proved to be true when they unexpectedly found themselves cast adrift from their American label Pasha Records. It was a tough pill to swallow at first, but with the support of their Canadian label CBS the band lived on to not only fight another day but also to deliver their most accomplished record.
The Vancouver based quintet had made strong inroads into the world of hard rock and metal over the previous years, but had failed to connect on a commercial level. Their brand of tough muscular rock secured them a firm and committed following but various factors had prevented them from developing their unique abilities. The recording of 'Rock The World' showed that they could not only write great material but also refine their style of grandiose hard rock to reach its full potential.
Issued in 1986, the record featured ten superlative tracks; from short sharp red hot rock to captivating widescreen epics such as 'We Still Remember', 'Magic Man' and 'Warrior', all emblazoned with grandiose arrangements yet offering a firm power metal foundation. The production, handled by the band, is crisp and tight, giving no indication that they were forced to record the album on a shoestring budget. Truly, this is one of the rock world's best kept secrets, deserving of a place in any discerning collection.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEW AND ENHANCED ARTWORK.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. ROCK THE WORLD 2. THE CHAIN 3. RED LINE 4. DEVACHAN 5. WARRIOR 6. WE STILL REMEMBER 7. GREAT ESCAPE 8. MEDUSA 9. THE DARK CRUSADE 10. MAGIC MAN

 
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Tue
22
Nov

ROCK CANDY RECORDS Announce Launch Of USA Operation

 
ROCK CANDY RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF U.S. OPERATION WITH 4 NEWLY AVAILABLE COMPACT DISC TITLES SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 18, 2016
ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW FOR DELUXE DISC RE-RELEASES FROM SAMMY HAGAR, THE NYMPHS, SALTY DOG AND TYKETTO
RED DISTRIBUTION TO DISTRIBUTE ROCK CANDY RECORDS IN NORTH AMERICA
 
The times they are a-changing, but luckily there remains one constant: great music will live forever and in the catalogue and reissue world that has never been more relevant.
In the land of rock, that’s hard rock, heavy rock, classic rock or, call it what you will rock, no label has won more acclaim and earned respect than Rock Candy Records. Owned and founded by former music journalist and A&R man Derek Oliver, Rock Candy has focused on breathing life into records that deserve a place in the pantheon of rock history.
 
Operating out of London, England for the last eight years, the label specialises in revisiting some of the most important and significant records from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
From Ted Nugent to Rick Springfield, by way of Quiet Riot, Dokken, Billy Squier, Toto, Ratt, R.E.O. Speedwagon, L.A. Guns, Ace Frehley, Hanoi Rocks, and Kansas, the label has re-activated some of the greatest records of the last forty years, buffing them up, and re-positioning them as 24 Karat diamonds. To date, Rock Candy has re-released over 300 titles in Europe.
 
Rock Candy has made a concerted effort to dig deep and unearth a string of lesser known acts and records ripe for reappraisal, albums that have always been hot on the collectors market but overlooked at the time of release or just slipped below the surface through no fault of their own. Records by Montrose (the band who wrote the track that inspired the company’s name), Hughes/Thrall, The Godz, Blue Murder, Smashed Gladys, Girl and Blackfoot) have all been brought back to life for a victory lap. Having conquered Europe, Rock Candy has now set up shop in North America, happily partnering with industry powerhouse RED Distribution.
It’s a match made in rock n’ roll heaven and one that will shortly see the launch of a U.S. offensive, starting with four tantalising titles on Friday, November 18.
 
RED President Bob Morelli comments, “Derek Oliver’s Rock Candy imprint and RED are a perfect fit. Already a leader in unearthing the best in-demand out of print rock titles in Europe, the label joins RED like-minded music strategy in the U.S. As we outpace industry growth in vinyl Market Share, the addition of Rock Candy will help keep that trend alive and we are thrilled to have them on board.”
 
Keep an eye and, especially, an ear out for future offerings, but for now please raise a glass and join us for a toast to the imminent arrival of the following four solid gold classics all released on Friday, November 18. 
These forthcoming CD titles along with limited-edition select merch are available for pre-order now at the newly launched Rock Candy U.S. storefront.
 
Visit http://merchnow.com/catalogs/rock-candy-records now for more information
 
NYMPHS - S/T
SAMMY HAGAR - ALL NIGHT LONG
SALTY DOG - EVERYDOG HAS IT’S DAY
TYKETTO - DON’T COME EASY
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Tue
22
Nov

Alice Cooper Alumni BEASTO BLANCO Issue Second 'Self Titled' Album

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Beasto Blanco, the band fronted by long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, will release their self-titled, full length second album, on November 25, 2016 via Rat Pak Records . The effort, which was produced by Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper/Lita Ford/Mr. Big), features 11 new tracks and an amped-up cover version of Alice’s hit song “Feed My Frankenstein” that also features Alice's daughter and fellow Beasto band mate Calico Cooper.

‘Beasto Blanco’ is the follow up to the bands critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘Live Fast, Die Loud’ (Rat Pak Records) which was endorsed by the likes of movie actor Johnny Depp, Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, producer Bob Ezrin, and many more.
 

Influenced by bands such as White Zombie and Motorhead, Beasto Blanco’s all new 12 song sophomore release is a potent mix of heavy riffs, driving bass and melodic choruses.  “I’m very proud of this release” says Chuck Garric, “This new album showcases the bands evolution as songwriters and our unity as a musical force” and Calico Cooper adds “This record is like a baseball bat to the chest that you want more and more of“.
 
Beasto Blanco’s version of “Feed My Frankenstein” can be heard on “Nights With Alice Cooper” radio show which is syndicated on over 100 stations worldwide and can also be heard at 15,000 AMC, Regal, Cinemark and NCM movie theatres in the United States throughout November.
  
Asked what makes this album so unique, Chuck comments “This album is a clash of elements coming together in an organic implosion of sonic perfection, Beasto Blanco is not about reinventing the wheel, we’re all about giving ’em cool rims!” 
 
Beasto Blanco will embark on a 2016/17 Fall/Winter tour starting in November, that includes a string of U.S headline dates, as well as a soon to be announced arena tour of Europe. They return home to the U.S for another run of headline dates that will conclude with performances on the 2017 Monsters of Rock Cruise in February. OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE IS NOVEMBER 25, 2016
 
Buy ‘Beasto Blanco’
Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/beasto-blanco/id1163230137

 

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Sat
22
Oct

First-Ever Official Biography Published As Part Of FOREIGNER'S 40th Anniversary Celebration

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A FOREIGNER'S TALE
BY MICK JONES

 
FIRST-EVER OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY PUBLISHED AS PART OF
FOREIGNER'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
AVAILABLE ONLY AT
FOREIGNERBOOK.COM;
REGISTER NOW
 
October 20, 2016 - Legendary rockers FOREIGNER have been universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts with 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits that continue to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Now they're getting ready to embark on a brand new journey into the literary world with A Foreigner's Tale, the band's first-ever official biography that will be available in various formats, including a limited edition.
 
Produced in conjunction with Rocket 88 Books, it tells the story of FOREIGNER in the words of founder, guitarist and producer Mick Jones. It will only be sold via Foreignerbook.com where fans can register their interest in the book NOW and be sure of getting a copy when it is published in 2017. Registration is not a commitment to buy, but will ensure fans get the information on the book first, a pre-order discount and the chance to have their name printed in the book.
 
Sumptuously illustrated throughout, A Foreigner's Tale tells the story of how FOREIGNER became one of the world's most successful rock acts, and also traces Jones' personal and musical path to forming the band, from his childhood in England in the 1950s through to present day. He tells funny, revealing and intriguing stories, beginning with his remarkable early musical career with Nero and the Gladiators in London, and in France with Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday in the 1960s (including a tour with the Beatles). From there, he describes working with some great musicians (among them George Harrison and Jimmy Page) before joining Leslie West and then Spooky Tooth in New York ' where Foreigner first took shape. Rare, early, personal, candid, studio and live photographs illuminate this extraordinary story, along with FOREIGNER artwork, memorabilia and Jones' personal record and guitar collection.
 
Coinciding with the release of A Foreigner's Tale, FOREIGNER--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)'will head out on a world tour throughout 2017 in celebration of their 40 years as a recording, touring band. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. 
 
Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including 'Juke Box Hero,' 'Cold as Ice,' '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 thirty years into the game. Recent albums like Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, and The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, recorded live from The Borgata, Atlantic City, both entered the Billboard Top 200 chart.  Foreigner also featured strongly in every category in Billboard's recently released 'Greatest of All Time' listing.  Catalog sales often eclipse those of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan 2/11/16 - 2/3/16).
 
PHOTO CREDIT: BILL BERNSTEIN
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Tue
18
Oct

JIZZY PEARL Signs To Frontiers For Solo Album

Artist: 

Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, RATT, L.A. Guns) is pleased to announce that he has signed a worldwide deal with Frontiers Music Srl for the release a brand new full-length album.

Jizzy Pearl has been a fixture on the world famous rock scene of The Sunset Strip in L.A. and beyond since his band Love/Hate released their debut album BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM in 1990. "Blackout In The Red Room" received Best Record of the Year honors from Kerrang! and Metal Hammer in addition to being a critical and fan success. Since then, Jizzy has played, recorded and toured with platinum artists like RATT and L.A. Guns. He will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the second Love/Hate record, WASTED IN AMERICA, in 2017 by playing the record in full on these UK tour dates:

Jizzy Pearl/Love/Hate UK tour March 2017

Wed March 8 Edinburgh Scotland Bannermans
Thurs March 9 Chester Live Rooms
Friday March 10 Wales Hard Rock Hell
Saturday March 11 Evesham Iron Road
Sunday March 12 Wakefield Snooty Fox
Thursday March 16 Newcastle Trillians
Friday March 17 Chesterfield Real Time Live
Saturday March 18 Norwich Waterfront
Sunday March 19 London Camden Underworld
Thursday March 23 Wolverhampton Slade Room
Friday March 24 Bristol the Thunderbolt
Saturday March 25 Ballymena N. Ireland Diamond Rock Club
Thursday March 30 Edinburgh Bannermans Acoustic Songs & Stories!
Friday March 31 Glasgow Scotland Audio
Saturday April 1 Oxford The Bullington

New Music is the lifes blood, says Jizzy. Its what keeps us young. Many thanks to Frontiers for making it happen!

The new album will see the light of day in the second half of 2017.

 
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Release Year: 
2017
 
Mon
17
Oct

Former H.E.A.T Guitarist DAVE DALONE Returns

Artist: 
 
It's a case of out with the old, in with the old as guitarist DAVE DALONE returns to the band he left just a few years ago. 
 
"Ladies and gentlemen. In case you missed it. Please give a big welcome to our “new” guitar player Dave Dalone.
Dave has since the beginning been a huge part of the sound our fans have come to love. With his guitar skills extra ordinaire, combined with excellent songwriting skills, Dave really does not need an introduction. We could not be happier to announce that Dave Dalone is returning to H.E.A.T.
“As soon as Rivers had unfortunately decided to leave, the first name that really came up for the job was Dave. He was there from the beginning and has gone through every success, development and hard work together with us. He really knows what it takes to be the guitar player for H.E.A.T and we’re confident he will once again do a great job taking this ship forward.” - Jimmy Jay
"I'm back in the god damn groove!" - Dave Dalone."
 
The band returns to active duty in the new year for recording sessions for an album due later in 2017.
 

 

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Fri
14
Oct

FAIR WARNING Pimp Their Past on SPV

Artist: 

Guitar player Helge Engelke and bass player Ule W. Ritgen are giving more infos about the new FAIR WARNING album "Pimp Your Past" in a very humorous way.

The album by the band from Northern Germany features 2016 versions of the most important tracks from their first three studio albums Fair Warning, Rainmaker and Go!, originally released between 1992 and 1997. Pre-Order Link with sound samples: https://FairWarning.lnk.to/PimpYourPast
 
Pimp Your Past will be release worldwide (ex-Japan) on October 28th, 2016 as CD through Steamhammer/SPV.
 
Tracklisting:
01. Longing For Love 3:50
02. One Step Closer 3:58
03. Out On The Run 3:59
04. When Love Fails 4:37
05. Long Gone 4:39
06. Burning Heart 4:13
07. Picture Of Love 4:44
08. Angels Of Heaven 5:34
09. Rain Song 4:46
10. Save Me 5:34
11. Don´t Give Up 6:43
 
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Thu
13
Oct

Introducing BRYAN COLE, MRR Adds More New Talent

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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.
 
On November 25, one of Pittsburgh’s most gifted singer/guitarists will make his mark. Please make room in your music collections for BRYAN COLE and his sensational debut album ‘Sands Of Time’.
 
Melodic rock fans have been in need of an album just like this – the classic sound of bands like Giant, Bad English, Survivor and both Pride Of Lions and Brett Walker – the latter two artists both included in the material that comprises Sands Of Time.
 
Bryan Cole - "I have to say that I took a lot of time and care in recording my debut album ‘Sands Of Time’ and I knew I would go through the same process in finding the right label home for my music. I'm proud and honored to be a part of the MRR family and all the talented acts on their roster. Andrew McNeice and Melodic Rock Records, truly cares about their artists and I'm humbled and honored that they gave me a chance to make MY music and give me the extraordinary opportunities that the label offers Sands of Time is truly the first album project that is so honest, so pure and so Me! Every musical and vocal influence from my earliest memory, through my adult life is shown ever so clearly in this record and I'm so proud of it!"
 
The whole idea for the record came from Bryan recording a demo of the classic Brett Walker/Carl Dixon song ‘More Than a Memory.’ The feedback was unanimous, with Bryan receiving very positive and encouraging responses.
 
“I knew I was on to something very special. I began searching and writing material with the hopes of finding enough great songs to record a EP or full length album. During the course of this grueling process, I had experienced many personal and life changing experiences. The loss of several loved ones had brought me to my lowest point emotionally and I felt I couldn't go on being creative and making music. Out of the blue, I received a message from an old friend in Nashville, TN that heard my demo and had an idea of the perfect person to hook me up with.”
 
That person would be none other than Jim Peterik from Survivor. Bryan grew up listening to Survivor, Journey and many other classic AOR/Melodic Rock groups of the late 70's and 80's, so working with Jim was a dream come true. Jim Peterik contributed four amazing songs to the project that followers of Jim will recognize quickly.
 
Bryan continued to look for more songs that fit his style and lyrically had the right substance that he was looking for. Songwriters Joie Scott, Larry King and Steven McClintock, graciously lent their writing talents to the project. Bryan decided to record a second great Brett Walker song and to complete the album, and together with his long time writing partner DJ Gleason the duo wrote two songs to round out the album.
 
In conclusion, Bryan elaborates on the album recording process: “In addition to all of the great songwriters, I wanted to bring in the right group of musicians to help in the recording process. My first pick was former Giant bassist Mike Brignardello. I've been a Giant fan from their first record and they have always been a major influence on my music. I contacted Mike through a mutual friend and he jumped at the chance to be a part of the record.
 
The recording took approximately one whole year, with recording all of the tracks in my home studio in Pittsburgh, PA and Mike Brignardello recording his tracks in Nashville. I then appointed my longtime friend and mix engineer Doug Kasper, to mix the record at Tonic Recording Studios in Pittsburgh. Throughout this process, I began friendly conversations online with various industry folks including Andrew McNeice of MelodicRock Records. I had expressed interest in finding the right label home upon completion of the record. I just had a great feeling that MRR, was going to be the right fit. I was right! After submitting some rough mixes, I was offered a record deal with MelodicRock Records!
The label appointed Nello Dell'Omo to do the artwork and design and JK Northrup for final mastering. Both are absolutely brilliant! I'm honored to have worked with them.
 
To sum things up... Sands Of Time is a true inside look of who I really am. The musical and vocal influences that helped to mold me into the artist I am today and who I will continue to learn from. The happiness and sadness, as well as the struggles. They are all grains of sand that make me who I am.....the beginning.”
 
‘Sands Of Time’ track listing:
01. Burning With A Reason (J.Peterik, J.Van Zant)
02. Hard To Find An Easy Way (B.Walker)
03. When Love Breaks (S.Mcclintock)
04. What Kind Of Fool (J.Peterik)
05. Turn To Me (J.Peterik)
06. I’ll Be There For You (B.Cole, D.Gleeson)
07. We Lost The Fire (B.Cole, D.Gleeson)
08. More Than A Memory (B.Walker, C.Dixon)
09. Is It Really Love (S.Mcclintock)
10. Courage To Love (J.Peterik)
11. Nothing Matters (J.Scott, L.King)
 
It’s time to take a look into ‘Sands Of Time’ with the lead track ‘We Lost The Fire’, one of Bryan’s original tunes, showing his guitar and vocal skills off perfectly.
The album is released November 25 via MRR.
 

 
Bio:
Born in a middle class suburb of Pittsburgh, PA, Bryan began his love of music at age five. At age seven, he performed his first show in front of Ten-Thousand people! He has not stopped since....
 
His early influence of great vocalists became evident, when he received his first Journey record "Infinity" and began focusing on groups like Journey, Survivor, Foreigner and Boston, to name a few. In addition, he was introduced to R&B, Blues and Country music. He loved and respected all genres of music.
 
Bryan fronted many local and regional bands before landing his first record deal. He performed with many top grossing acts including Ted Nugent, Quiet Riot, Eddie Money, Charlie Daniels Band, Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), Kip Winger and many others.
 
Bryan has also devoted his career to many charities including The Paralyzed Veterans, The Veterans Wheelchair Games, The Animal Rescue League, The Mario Lemeuix Foundation, The Obediah/Cole Foundation, Fallen Officers and Music Cares.
 
His style of Melodic Rock, is strongly evident in his debut album "Sands Of Time" that has just been completed and set for worldwide release on Melodic Rock Records. Sands Of Time features eleven fantastic songs. Four of those songs written by Jim Peterik: the founding member of the rock group Survivor.
 
Bryan Cole is also a seasoned Record Producer and Mixing Engineer. He enjoys helping both aspiring and established artists achieve their fullest potential.
 
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Thu
13
Oct

STEVE WARINER Guests On Swedish Country Rocker HICKS' New Single

Artist: 

In 2014, Hicks became the first Swedish country artist to hit the Music Row Top 80 published chart with his debut US release, "Hayride." Hicks also became the first Swede to place his first 3 single releases in the New Music Weekly Top 15...

Now, Hicks has combined his chart-topping songwriting chops with those of country music legend, Steve Wariner on the brand new single release, "Stomp A Little Louder." The new single from Hicks featuring Ryan and Steve Wariner is being released to country radio on October 12th via MTS Records. In addition to co-writing the song, Steve Wariner plays guitar on the track, while his son, Ryan is featured on slide guitar.
Produced by Hicks partner in crime and brother in arms Erik Martensson.

The video was produced in cooperation with GASP/Better Bodies, the clothing line that Hicks wears in his music videos and on stage. It was shot on location at Destination Dallas in Texas. In the video, Hicks works out with professional body builders, fitness girls, and athletes from all areas of expertise. Steve Wariner also makes a cameo appearance in the just-released video:

 

The song will be on all didgital downloads on Friday the 21:st of Oct.

"The message of the song applies to life, in general," said Hicks. "Whatever you want out of life..Stomp A Little Louder, to get it!"

Hicks was the 2013 British CMA Awards' Euro Act of the Year, a 2015 Indie Music Channel Awards winner, an Akademia Award Winner, and an Independent Country Music Association Award Winner. He is also a Nashville Universe Award Nominee, a New Music Awards nominee and an IMEA Award Nominee. For more information on Hicks, please visit
www.hickscountry.com.
www.facebook.com/hickscountry
www.twitter.com/hickscountry

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Wed
12
Oct

AOR Heaven Announces November Titles - WHITE WIDDOW & BONEYARD DOG

Artist: 

Australian Hard Rockers WHITE WIDDOW will return with their fourth album “Silhouette” on AOR Heaven on November 25, just right in time for their performance at H.e.a.t. Festival in Ludwigsburg on the following weekend!

New on the AOR Heaven label is the Irish Classic Rock/Blues Rock band BONEYARD DOG with their debut album “Bluesbound Train”. This group consists of German/Italian Rock singer Rob Mancini (Hotwire, Crush, Rob Mancini Band & Scar For Life), guitarist Davy Kerrigan, former Rainbow keyboard player Tony Carey and American drummer Ron Wikso (David Lee Roth, Foreigner any many others). Guest performers include Marc Lynn (Gotthard) on bass and John Pratt from UK rockers Firefly on backing vocals.



White Widdow - Silhouette

Release date: 25.11.2016
Advance video: https://youtu.be/fAeEoZQzFcA

 
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  Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and centered around the Millis brothers Jules (Vocals) & Xavier (Keyboards) with Guitar virtuoso Enzo Almanzi. Raised on a healthy diet of 80’s Arena Rock and influenced by artists such as Survivor, Dokken, Night Ranger, White Sister & Giuffria.

In 2010 White Widdow stormed onto the Melodic Rock scene across the globe with the release of their self titled debut album, filled with swirling keyboards, blistering guitar playing and big choruses. The release of the debut was met by the press with rave reviews making it into Classic Rock Magazine's top 10 AOR albums for 2010.  Hot on the heels of their debut, White Widdow quickly returned with their follow up release “Serenade” in September 2011. "Serenade" was heaped with praise by the press as one of the best albums in the genre of 2011, gaining 9/10 in both Classic Rock and Powerplay magazines and receiving a 94% on the coveted website melodicrock.com.

In support of "Serenade", White Widdow hit the road playing festivals and headlining club shows throughout Europe which saw them tour through Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Greece and England. Along the way performing at HEAT Festival (Germany) and Firefest (UK). This was followed in 2012 with a full tour of the UK as support band to English melodic rock band TEN.

After the unfortunate death of drummer George Kristy in 2013 and the departure of original bass player Trent Wilson, the Millis brothers and Almanzi regrouped with a rejuvenated new line up, featuring Ben Webster on Bass and Noel Tenny on Drums. The new line up released their third album “Crossfire” in late 2014, the album was met with much critical and fan acclaim receiving 8/10 in Classic Rock magazine, 9/10 in Powerplay magazine, 9/10 in Sweden Rock Magazine and 93% from melodicrock.com.

In support of “Crossfire”, White Widdow returned to tour the UK and Greece, as well as performing in Spain for the first time in 2015.

In early 2016 the Millis brothers began writing for what would become White Widdow’s fourth album “Silhouette”, setting out to capture the mid to late 80’s AOR sound, even more so than on previous White Widdow albums. The Millis brothers also teaming up with Almanzi, Tenny and Webster for some slightly more hard edged songs. The resulting album “Silhouete”, proving to be the best representation of the White Widdow sound so far, pure 80’s styled AOR, straight from the heart.
 
www.whitewiddow.com.au

Sound clips in advance:
WHITE WIDDOW - Last Chance For Love (Edit)
WHITE WIDDOW - Stranded (Edit)
WHITE WIDDOW - Wild At Heart (Edit)

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Boneyard Dog - Bluesbound Train

Release date: 25.11.2016
Advance video: https://youtu.be/X5D_WO4fGmQ

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Boneyard Dog is an Irish Classic/Blues Rock Band founded in 2015 and the brainchild of German/Italian Rock Singer Rob Mancini (Hotwire, Crush, Rob Mancini Band & Scar For Life) and Irish Blues guitar hero Davy Kerrigan.

Added to the line-up in early 2016 was American rock drummer Ron Wikso, an established artist known for his recording and touring work with some of the best musicians and known entertainers in the world including Cher, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Foreigner, David Lee Roth (Van Halen), The Storm, Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Eddie Money, CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revisited), Player (featuring Ronn Moss & Peter Beckett), Randy Meisner (the Eagles), Denny Laine (Paul McCartney & Wings/The Moody Blues), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent/Jimmy Barnes), Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee and many others.

Half way through the writing of the debut album, Mancini contacted Tony Carey, former keyboarder of Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow. Carey played on the classic albums ‘Rising’ and ‘On Stage’, in the Rainbow line-up including Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell, Jimmy Bain and Ritchie Blackmore, touring the world for 2 years. He has recorded and released over 40 records, and produced records by John Mayall, Chris Norman, David Knopfler, Joe Cocker, and Peter Maffay (Germany’s top-selling rock artist). He has done several film scores and published well over 1,000 songs. Initially planned as a guest keyboarder on one of the tracks, Carey was impressed by the material and offered to fill the slot as keyboarder on the entire album.

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Staying true to their roots in rock’n’roll music, a style all members are involved in for over a decade, the band also implemented their love and passion for blues into the project. With a lot of experience, compassion and inspiration the foundations are set for a new Classic Rock album that will find many new friends and listeners.

Mancini’s and Kerrigan’s song writing are combining harmonies, killer riffs and solos as well as creative lyrics to create an outstanding work of art.

Boneyard Dog recorded their debut album ‘Bluesbound Train’ between March and September 2016 at Total Control Studio Austin/Texas and GMG Studio ONE in Donegal/Ireland. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Rob Mancini. In August 2016 the band subsequently signed to German label AOR Heaven.
Outside the music business, the band is involved in philanthropy, having created the Boneyard Foundation, a foundation benefitting victims of motorcycle accidents or their immediate families. The bands proceeding from the track ‘Lonely Road’ featuring Marc Lynn (Gotthard) and the accompanying video will go towards the Boneyard Foundation.

www.boneyarddog.com
www.facebook.com/boneyarddog

Soundclips in advance:
BONEYARD DOG - Hundred Guns (Edit)
BONEYARD DOG - Lay Down The Law (Edit)
BONEYARD DOG - Mother Lode (Edit)

 
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Mon
10
Oct

STEEVI JAIMZ Records Special Version of Classic Song

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To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Living Without You....
 
Original Tigertailz vocalist Steevi Jaimz has teamed up with friend and fellow Crash KO band mate Phil Vokins - Formerly of (ex Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward's Max Havoc, Persian Risk, UK AOR'sters Strangeways and Tyrant ). 

And together have recorded a special, one-off 30th Anniversary version of his classic Tigertailz song Living Without You.
This version of the song, featuring Steevi, Phil, Chris Laney, Anders Ringman and Dave Draper. Was originally recorded at Platform Studios, Sweden. At the recording of Steevi's My Private Hell album sessions in 2007. And was recently finished with producer Dave Draper at Tower Studios UK.

"It's been re-recorded and re-released many times. But this is the first time I have done it since writing it. And it has never sounded anything like this. We've stripped the song back to basics and turned it around. And what we have, is the song at it's melodic best. How it would have sounded without screaming guitars. And how I imagined it to sound when I originally wrote it. And because of who I wrote it about, it's very sentimental and personal to me. Basically, it's been given the grown up 2016 treatment". It will be made available to download on the usual sites. Spotify, itunes etc... The pair will also record an album as a special project through AOR Blvd records next year.

 
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Sun
09
Oct

MelodicRock 20th Anniversary USB - Pre-order USB3 - Limited Edition

 
MR.com 20th ANNIVERSARY - USB3 - PRE-ORDER NOW
 
SOLD OUT! 
 
 
MelodicRock.com celebrates 20 years online with the release of a super limited edition commemorative USB Drive.
 
This giant 128GB drive celebrates the best of MelodicRock.com from 1996-2016 and is limited to 100 units ONLY.
 
This is a one-time offering that won’t be reproduced and it is also the final time that content from USB1 & 2 will be available anywhere!
 
There is only 1 drive being manufactured, with the content from USB1&2 available to those that missed out first time around.
For those that don’t want that content again, there is the option below to pre-order USB with just the new material featured.
 

MR USB3 is priced at $99 (including airmail shipping worldwide)
 
 
 
MR USB3 without USB1&2 Contents is priced at $79
 
 
 
 
RELEASE DATE – DECEMBER 1
 
 
CONTENTS:
 
MelodicRock Fest Australia Official Bootleg Footage (3-4 camera mix) featuring:
 
SISTERS DOLL – Full Set!
VANISHING POINT – 3 Tracks
PAUL LAINE – Select Tracks
THE RADIO SUN – Full Sets! (Electric & Acoustic!)
ERIK GRONWALL – TBA
BB STEAL – Select Tracks
WHITE WIDDOW – Full Set!
TEARGAS – Full Set!
ECLIPSE – TBA
SERPENTINE SKY - TBA
 
Complete 2-Day High-Res Photo Galley of all artists
 
MelodicRock Music –
 
New MRCD Digital Compilation – Best of MelodicRock featuring participating artists
 
MRCD – the COMPLETE set of MRCD Compilations, Volume 1 – Volume 13. In HiQ 320kbps MP3 and also featuring the bonus tracks offered for select compilations at the time
 
Bonus MRCD Compilation – Best Of The Unreleased (Featuring the best exclusive songs from the MRCD series in one place, with maybe an exclusive track or two…)
 
MelodicRock Records – Best Of – Volume 1, 2 and 3 (#3 coming up…)
 
Collection of Assorted Video Clips
 
Bonus Ebook of the entire MelodicRock.com Interviews from over the years, with the addition of some exclusive never before published interviews!)
 
BONUS!! MRF1 – More concert footage from the weekend back in 2007!
 
 
 
ADDITIONAL CONTENT – USB1 and 2
 

USB2 CONTENTS & DETAILS:
 
MRF4 Footage -
 
Friday
7th Heaven – FULL set! 2hrs / 6 Camera Mix
Stan Bush – FULL set! 60 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Adriangale – FULL set! 65 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Johnny Lima – FULL set! 45 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Grand Design – 3 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
Maxx Explosion – 4 Tracks
Madman's Lullaby – FULL set! 44 mins / Single Camera Shoot
The Radio Sun – FULL set! 42 mins / Single Camera Shoot
 
Saturday
Heat – 2 Tracks (Point Of No Return & Living On The Run) 6 Camera Mix
Heaven’s Edge – FULL set! 65 mins / 4 Camera Mix
Guardian – FULL set! 64 mins / Single Camera Shoot
Tango Down – 5 Tracks / 6 Camera Mix
Paul Laine – FULL set! 78 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Bombay Black – FULL set! 43 mins / 5 Camera Mix
House Of Shakira – 3 Tracks / 4 Camera Mix
Talon – 5 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
 
Acoustic
Jim Peterik – FULL set! 35 mins
Talon – 5 Tracks
Gary Moon – FULL set! 32 mins
 
Sample a little of the footage via YouTube now!
 
https://youtu.be/5p0rNQGQEdU - Guardian – Lead The Way
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_N5EMX4us4 Adriangale – Over Said And Done
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCEM3zkfw0A Paul Laine – One Step Over The Line
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY2CVaJHylo Johnny Lima – Hate To Love You
 
https://youtu.be/qXmYU9k0z0I H.E.A.T – Point Of No Return
 
 
BUT WAIT! There’s more!
 
As well as all this fine video footage, you will also get the following:
 
- MP3 versions of the 2 MRF VIP Compilations – 1) Digital Download Pre-Show Comp and 2) Show Day CD Sampler.
 
Glen Burtnik – Live at MRF3 – AUDIO - Full set, soundboard recording.
 
- Additional Photos, Graphics and promotional material from the event.
 
- Audio of the entire 86 Happiness set.
 
 
USB1 contents:
 
MRF1 –
- Event Doco (60 minute video)(Behind the scenes and live footage)
- Promo Graphics
- Personal Photos
- Radio Spots (2 adverts & Radio Interviews with Gunnar Nelson, Jeff Scot Soto, Joe Lynn Turner)
- Talon Personal Video Footage (9 minutes)
- Fan Footage: Scrap Metal – Sing Me Away & Jeff Scott Soto – Stand Up
- Jeff Scott Soto Band – Live Video (Entire Set, Balcony Footage)
- Martie Peters Band – Live Video (Entire Set, Balcony Footage)
- Official Event Photos - Entire Line-Up in High-Def Photos (453 Photos!)
 
MRF2 –
 
 Pride Of Lions – Live Set (Audience Recording)
- Ted Poley Band – Live Set (Audience Recording)
 - 10 Live Fan Videos (Rock Sugar, Winger, Ted Poley, Pride Of Lions, Terry Brock, Y&T, Jimi Jamison)
 - Show Promos (Video and Audio Promo Spots)
 - High-Res Artist Photos (163 Photos)
 - Talon Personal Video Footage (17 minutes)
 
MRF3 –
- All the personal band videos (14 Videos)
 - All the Audio and Video Promo Spots (Radio & Poster Graphics)
 - High-Res photos from Firefest of Steve Augeri, Ted Poley, Newman & WET)
 - High-Res Artist Promo Pics & Files used for Event Book
 - NEW - ColdSpell fan recorded set footage
 - NEW - Harem Scarem - Audience recording of their full set
 - NEW - W.E.T. - Audience recording of their full set
 
Extras –
- Music Videos (19 recent video clips from MRF artists – WET, Jimi Jamison, Fergie, ColdSpell, Eclipse, House Of Lords etc)
- Harem Scarem – The MelodicRock EP (5 track acoustic EP in MP3 form + Art files)
- MelodicRock Records – The Best Of: Volume 1 (17 track MP3 Compilation)
 
 
 
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Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
07
Oct

The Legendary ARTI TISI Archives Are Coming to MelodicRock Records

Artist: 
 
I’ve been chasing this one for a long time…
 
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!
 
The Arti Tisi legend goes back many years. To the mid-to-late 80s, into the 90s…. Arti Tisi was one of the finest vocalists and go-to guys in the world. But why isn’t he the mega-star that the material demonstrates he should be?
 
It’s a mixture of bad timing, bad luck and bad record labels. Best that Arti explains himself:
 
I would never change a thing, not a single thing. I am so fortunate to have played with so many talents and I feel they were the reason the music was great and the reason I tried to always push myself to keep up. I think the thing is that a lot of the musicians I played with were trying to make a living in other bands. Talents like Al Pitrelli or Tony Bruno or John O’Reilly, they were so fantastic, so in demand. Denny McDermott who was on with Donald Fagen on drums and Mark Hitt on guitar and was soon off playing with John Entwistle.
 
It was so amazing, I had so many opportunities to record and work with many great producers, engineers, studios and musicians. And the constant team of John Greenberg, Billy Phelan and Billy Cinotti kept us together so that we could experience amazing, amazing times like when the guys from Deep Purple came to see us in Connecticut right after the ‘Perfect Strangers’ album and the next thing I know we are signed to Bruce Payne and Thames Talent! I mean c’mon Deep Purple’s management! That same year we began talking to Michael Wagener hoping to get something together between his producing the first White Lion and Skid Row records, then the amazing Jack Ponti who was another great mentor.
 
But I enjoyed working with Al Greenwood and Dave Greenberg the very most, they were the ‘Team’. Dave was an amazing engineer and Al a fantastic producer. Al, Bobby Held, Al Pitrelli and Tony Bruno would help by co-writing with me and getting me some great songs that they had written with Joe Lynn Turner with his amazing vocals, or Jordan Stanley with some fantastic lyrics, I mean we would just go in and record the songs  and everybody would go off and I would do my vocals with Al and David in the studio all of the backgrounds, and the odd guitar or drum part and what a treat to have Al occasionally play a B3 on some tracks and bam – Dave and Al mixed it in an amazing fashion – always.
 
We would do label showcases but then one guy went out with Doro or Alice Cooper so it was hard to get everybody together for longer than just the recording. I remember one time we did a showcase for Atlantic at like 10 o'clock in the morning!
 
We were playing around New York at the China Club or L’Amour Brooklyn, or L’Amour East or the Cat Club to make money, build our fans, hustling, a publishing deal here or there.
 
Then I had these opportunities like when Lou Gramm left Foreigner, I met with Bud Prager to be considered to replace him but Lou was my idol and his idols were my idols, guys like Steve Marriott and Paul Rodgers and then Terry Reid once Al introduced me to him. When Ray Gillen passed away, John Greenberg arranged for me to go to San Diego and audition with Jake E Lee and Badlands. When I was on the plane to California I popped in the tape of some of the songs to learn and the first song I heard was High Wire with Ray killing it!  I think I was paralytic with the guys (laughs) - Everyone I played with was amazing, all true gentlemen. They were so professional and creative; Complete masters of their craft.
 
No matter what the circumstances at the time or the way these tracks were recorded, the fact is they were and they are magnificent!
 
So fate has held them at bay all these years. At times there has been attempts by other labels to release these songs, to no avail. Arti Tisi’s work was left to be heavily traded via cassette in the 90s and then online in recent years. But no one has the masters. Or the complete picture. Until now.
 
After several months of conversations with MelodicRock Records, Arti Tisi is ready to unleash his collected works upon the world.
 
But what was uncovered is nothing short of spectacular. Going back through the collection of DAT tapes and quarter inch tapes was a vault of songs unprecedented in recent memory.
 
Of the 20 or so expected songs MRR was hoping to work with, we are now up to 53, with the possibility of still more.

All the cult classics will be included – A Little Too Early, I’ll Be There, Love You Too Much, Love Finds You Guilty….and plenty of never before heard songs, including a heartfelt cover of Rick Springfield’s My Father’s Chair. More details will be announced soon.
 
So with this rich vault of classic material to go through, fans can be guaranteed a treasure trove of killer music to add to their collections soon. All remastered by the guiding hand of JK Northrup.
 
Work continues on this right now and an announcement about a release will be made prior to the end of the year, with the aim to have this material officially released in the first quarter of 2017.
 
Classic American melodic rock, hard rock and AOR has never sounded better.
 
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Release Year: 
2017
 
Fri
07
Oct

KING OF BONES Sign to Lion's Pride Music

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Lions Pride Music is happy to announce the signing of King Of Bones to the label for the release of the bands second studio album, Don’t Mess With The King, and for the bands debut album to be reissued later on. The band original hails from Sao Paulo in Brazil and plays straight forward heavy metal/hard rock  in the veins of  Pretty Maids, Blue Murder, etc. Check out the bands video for the track, Hold Me Closer, in the youtube clip below.
 
Band Bio;
 
Blending Hard Rock with Heavy Metal, King Of Bones is very influenced by the likes of Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dokken, Harem Scarem, Blue Murder and Adrenaline Mob. The band could express their own personality on their latest album "We Are The Law" wich was recorded at Norcal Studios, in São Paulo (Brazil) and the record was produced and engineered by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga.
 
They gained such a positive feedback from the press and industry professionals and they're on its way building a solid fan base. Along with the Brazilian repercussion, the group managed to expand borders, achieving high-mark reviews and radio airplay at different radio broadcasters and web-based radios in many countries, like the U.S, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Poland.
 
Actually, King of Bones is enjoying the results of all their hard work giving his best at stage and working even more for the upcoming album that will be released in 2016.
 
Roll the Bones and Keep Rocking!
 
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Wed
05
Oct

'We Are The Ones' Says The Now Solo DEE SNIDER

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DEE SNIDER will release his new solo album, WE ARE THE ONES, which is due out October 28 on Red River Records (Distributed by BFD/RED).
 
WE ARE THE ONES crackles with modern energy, from the call-to-arms manifesto of “Rule the World,” to the anthemic bonding of “So What” (complete with, yes, a string section) to the intensely synth driven “Close to You,” to the thematically soaring “Superhero” (a song tailor-made for running over the end credits of the next Marvel or DC movie blockbuster if ever there was one). Another significant highlight of the album is a newly re-recorded acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” which has also been tapped the official anthem for The Recording Academy’s advocacy efforts, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” Act. Recently performed in Washington D.C. at the annual GRAMMYs On The Hill event, a video of the song recently premiered on Entertainment Weekly’s website and can now be viewed at Grammy.com/FairPlayFairPay.
 
Also featured on WE ARE THE ONES is an explosive cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole.” “I always thought it was a great song, a powerful song,” DEE explains, “I can’t wait to do that one live. Like ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is iconic, ‘Head Like a Hole’ is iconic for that era.”
 
With Twisted Sister effectively entering the rearview mirror, DEE now has his sights dead-set on his new musical direction. “You can’t expect others to embrace what you do if you don’t embrace it yourself,” he admits. “I have to believe it first before I can expect anybody else to believe it.  When you’re creating a new record, you want to make a statement, and you want to have music you can stand behind and feel strongly about. So it was a little unnerving when I started heading down this path. After Damon and I cut the first four tracks, I said, ‘Oh yeah, there is a place for me here.’ This is music I feel excited about, and I also look forward to playing it live.”
 
Earlier this summer, DEE took part in the unveiling of the new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power And Politics,” which will remain on display in Cleveland during the 2016 Republican National Convention. To commemorate the new Hall of Fame exhibit, DEE performed a new acoustic version of Twisted Sister’s legendary song, “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” This moving new version of DEE’s epic anthem is currently available on iTunes.
 
In April 2016, DEE was called to Capitol Hill for the second time—the first at the infamous 1985 Senate hearing instigated by Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC)--to speak on behalf of The Recording Academy’s "Fair Play Fair Pay” initiative.  On September 18, DEE will be presenting his new music at Riot Fest at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.
 
For the first time ever, superstar magician Criss Angel is joining forces with DEE to release a music video featuring the new acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Directed by Angel, the video aims to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by promoting HELP, a one-night-only, star-studded event which took place on Monday, September 12 at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to support pediatric cancer research and treatment worldwide. The video sends a powerful message to viewers as DEE belts out the iconic lyrics, while the mother of a young girl—who is a cancer survivor—allows her head to be shaved in solidarity with her daughter and in support of the fight all of these children must endure. The video also features heart-wrenching footage of Criss Angel’s son, Johnny Crisstopher, going through treatments after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2015. 
 
DEE is unapologetically energized about where he’s going as an artist. “Music inspires that genuine enthusiasm.  I’m not anti the past — I’m just not one of those guys sitting there singing about the glory days.  To me, these are the glory days, and the days to come are the glory days.  And this new record is the part of my next glory days.”
 
Here’s the complete track listing of WE ARE THE ONES:
  1. We Are The Ones
  2. Over Again
  3. Close To You
  4. Rule The World
  5. We’re Not Gonna Take It
  6. Crazy For Nothing
  7. Believe
  8. Head Like A Hole
  9. Superhero
  10. So What
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” acoustic video (ok to post online): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HprzgehAUak
 
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” (video directed by Criss Angel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iry_QLgThtU
 
“We Are The Ones” (official lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRLLHYN2vMM&feature=youtu.be
 
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Tue
04
Oct

NIGHT RANGER Celebrate 35 Years on 'A Night In Chicago'

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NIGHT RANGER will round off their 35th year and keep fans happy while waiting for the new studio album with a CD/DVD/BluRay release of their 2016 Chicago gig on December 2.
 
Celebrating the launch of the bands 35th anniversary, more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, NIGHT RANGER continues to rock with the release of "35 Years And A Night in Chicago."  This amazing performance will be available December 2 via Frontiers Music Srl  on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). Frontiers will also release a new studio album from the iconic band in the first half of 2017.

Pre-orders are available now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
 
 "After 35 years of recording and touring, we thought it was about time to rock out a live album for all the fans that have been coming to see us. And for those who have yet to experience a live NIGHT RANGER show.... enjoy the ride!" says Jack Blades of the new release.

Kelly Keagy added: For the past 35+ years this band has been knocking out audiences across the globe and continues to do so. All of it building to this one night in Chicago that sums up what NIGHT RANGER has always been about. Great, high-energy, rock 'n' roll.  To the fans, we salute you!"

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 expanding 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 the first big "video" bands, with over ten number one videos on MTV.
 
Over the years, the band's music has made notable contributions to and has 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 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).
  

1. Intro
2. Touch Of Madness
3. Sing Me Away
4. Four In The Morning
5. Growing Up In California
6. Rumors In The Air
7. Secret Of My Success
8. Sentimental Street
9. High Road
10. Eddie's Comin Out Tonight
11. Goodbye
12. Night & Day
13. Night Ranger
14. When You Close Your Eyes
15. Don't Tell Me You Love Me
16. Penny
17. Sister Christian
18. Rock In America
19. 7 Wishes
 
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Tue
04
Oct

RICHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW 2016 Shows Set For Release

 
As expected, the recent RICHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW show in Germany has been scheduled for CD/DVD/BluRay release in November. You can get in first with some Japanese configurations as detailed below.
 
Pre-order now with confidence always from CD Japan. The various options are all detailed here: Richie Blackmore's Rainbow - Live 2016
 
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is releasing their "Memories In Rock: Live in Germany (Monsters of Rock 2016)" on November 18, 2016. Available in various sets and all of them comes with two Japan only bonus tracks.
 
Among them, two limited sets (GQXS-90187 and GQBS-90212) includes a limited T-shirt in addition to a Blu-ray OR a DVD plus 2 CDs.
 
Features live tracks selected from the concerts of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow held on June 17 & 18, 2016. Comes with two Japan edition bonus tracks. Consists of a Blu-ray, 2 CDs, and a description written in Japanese.
 
DISC 1 (DVD/BluRay)
1 Pomp and Circumstance (Opening)
2 Over The Rainbow - Highway Star (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
3 Spotlight Kid (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim=Bissingen)
4 Mistreated (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
5 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
6 Since You Been Gone (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
7 Man on the Silver Mountain (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
8 Catch the Rainbow (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
9 Difficult to Cure (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
10 Perfect Strangers (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
11 Stargazer (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
12 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
13 Child in Time (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
14 Black Night (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
15 Smoke on the Water (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
16 [Bonus Track] Spotlight Kid (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
17 [Bonus Track] Man on the Silver Mountain (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
18 [Bonus Track] Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
19 [Bonus Track] Stargazer (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
20 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Since You Been Gone (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
21 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Catch the Rainbow (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
 
DISC 2 (Audio)
1 Over The Rainbow - Highway Star (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
2 Spotlight Kid (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
3 Mistreated (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
4 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
5 Since You Been Gone (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
6 Man on the Silver Mountain (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
7 Catch the Rainbow (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
8 Difficult to Cure (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
9 Perfect Strangers (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
10 Stargazer (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
 
DISC 3
1 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
2 Child in Time (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
3 Black Night (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
4 Smoke on the Water (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
5 [Bonus Track] Spotlight Kid (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
6 [Bonus Track] Man on the Silver Mountain (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
7 [Bonus Track] Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
8 [Bonus Track] Stargazer (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
9 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Since You Been Gone (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
10 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Catch the Rainbow (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
 
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Tue
04
Oct

JON STEVENS Readies 'Starlight' Solo Album With Dave Stewart

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Noiseworks vocalist JON STEVENS is finishing up work on a new album with guitarist/producer DAVE STEWART, which takes in a multi-media theme to accompany. A release date is not yet set, but a video preview/interview shows something pretty cool is on the horizon.
 
Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/185068595
 
Press:
 
What’s missing from music today?
 
Passion. Intensity. Call it whatever you like, it’s in critically short supply.
 
Which is why the world needs Jon Stevens more than ever. With his mojo fully intact, Stevens stands virtually alone in the music scene, with a raw vocal power that won him attention first as a teenager and now as a veteran singer and songwriter. Time has toughened his delivery while tapping into his emotional wellsprings more than ever before.
 
He’s got the pedigree: a record-smashing debut at age 16 with two consecutive No. 1 singles in his New Zealand homeland … huge hits in Australia as lead singer with Noiseworks … a 21st-century liftoff to worldwide acclaim at center stage with INXS … an iTunes featured release with his last band, The Dead Daisies, whose debut single, Lock and Load, which he wrote and produced with the legendary Slash on guitar.
 
Jon Steven’s new album Starlight bursts with a soulful artistry and honesty that’s rare and borders on extinction today. Vivid lyrics fuel his performance on “Feel Like Letting Go,” “Scars” and “Devil In My Heart”. A playful flirtation is set to a steamy soul beat on “Something ‘bout You”. The first single “Hold On” is classic powerhouse Jon Stevens.
 
The lonely ballad “One Way Street” features Ringo Starr on drums. “People” is a life-affirming sing-along anthem, extending hope to the hopeless with a reminder to not “be afraid of the shadows in the night. You’re gonna wake up in the morning light.”
 
All of the songs are co-written with Dave Stewart, co-founder of the Grammy-winning duo Eurythmics, who also produced the album as well as played guitar.
 
Different as they are, each track on Starlight overflows with feeling, with candor, with an exuberance that comes from being plugged into life. Everything Stevens has survived, learned from, mastered and made leads to this album …
 
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Tue
04
Oct

TOM COCHRANE’S Landmark 'Mad Mad World' Silver Anniversary Release October 28

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DIAMOND-SELLING INTERNATIONAL SMASH RECEIVES DELUXE REISSUE INCLUDING RECENTLY DISCOVERED 1992 LIVE CONCERT RECORDING IN ITS ENTIRETY AND DEMO VERSION OF GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED ANTHEM LIFE IS A HIGHWAY
 
23 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Toronto, ON) – This week marks 25 years from the 1991 release of Tom Cochrane’s album, Mad Mad World, which accelerated the Canadian singer-songwriter’s already upward trajectory into the stratosphere. To celebrate this milestone, Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is reissuing Mad Mad World in remastered deluxe edition October 28, complete with the previously unreleased original demo recording of Love Is A Highway, from which grew the career-defining single Life Is A Highway, still in heavy rotation around the world a quarter-century later. The 2-CD set also includes a 1992 concert performance from Chicago which features key tracks from the album alongside Red Rider classics. The anniversary celebrations will further be supported by a special exhibition at the National Music Centre in Calgary, opening on October 28, and also a full Canadian tour, crossing Canada in the customary fashion – in winter – come early 2017.
Mad Mad World remains among the top-selling albums in Canadian music history, achieving rare Diamond-certified status (Cochrane is one of only three Canadian males to reach this plateau) on the strengths of such hit singles as the title track, No RegretsWashed Away,Sinking Like A Sunset, and, of course, Life Is A Highway, which reigned at #1 for six weeks in Canada, reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and went on to become recognized the world over.
Tom Cochrane’s highway originates in Lynn Lake, Manitoba: the most northerly town accessible by road in the province. Selling a train set to buy his first guitar at age 11, Cochrane’s shrewd investment in his own musical talents would put him on the Canadian circuit of coffeehouses, pubs, roughneck bars – a time-tested road performance and songwriting apprenticeship that would lead to his first solo album, Hang On To Your Resistance, in 1974. A few years and many road miles later, Cochrane would become frontman for Red Rider, enjoying a great ten-year run during which they graduated to larger halls, arenas, and festivals stages and released a string of now-classic Canadian albums includingDon’t Fight It (1980), As Far as Siam (1981, featuring the worldwide hit, Lunatic Fringe) andNeruda (1983).  Within and without Red Rider, Cochrane has released 17 albums, most recently 2015’s Take It Home. He says, “The early days never leave you though, they get etched on your soul like a tattoo.”
Tom Cochrane is recipient of eight Juno Awards plus multiple songwriter awards from SOCAN, CAPAC, and ASCAP. Cochrane is a GRAMMY nominee, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame. He holds an honorary doctorate, has a place on Canada’s Walk of Fame, and has been honoured with both the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada. He is recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a former Honorary Air Force Colonel in the 409 squadron. Cochrane has also been tireless in his philanthropic works for decades, working with World Vision, War Child, Waterkeeper Alliance, Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières, Make Poverty History, World Animal Protection, The United Way, Tree Canada, Unison and Tempo,  to name a few. He has and continues to lend his support to several other causes, including helping spearhead the Canada for Asia initiative, entertaining our troops in Afghanistan, and raising money for Parkinson’s research. He was a performer at Live 8, and in both Tears Are Not Enough and Young Artists for Haiti.
For all the artistic satisfaction, commercial success, and accolades, Tom Cochrane remains a humble and proud Canadian. As he puts it, “The thing is I’ve been extremely blessed in my life and career, I’ve had the good fortune of having some good people around me over the years, I’ve put one foot ahead of the other to see where the road would take me and providence has been kind…so from time to time I’ve happened to or tried to do the right thing. The biggest reward though is when someone comes up and says this song or that song got me through some tough times or was part of the best times in my life, or when I fell in love that was our song.”
Tom Cochrane presently divides his time between the tour bus, the city, and his beloved studio/retreat ‘Layastone’ on the shores of Georgian Bay. He continues to inspire and to be inspired, with passion for life and interest in global issues and music. Music is always at the centre of the action: upon finishing touring for 2016, he and his reunited Red Rider bandmates Kenny Greer and Jeff Jones will return to the road in 2017, touring Mad Mad World 25. “We’re extremely excited to play MMW25 in its entirety live – along with some of the other songs people want to hear in the set as well of course,” he says. Tom Cochrane will also have an eye down the highway, on his documentary film project, a MMW25 coffee table book, and then music for his next release.
#MMW25
MAD MAD WORLD DELUXE EDITION TRACKLISTING
CD1
  • Life is A Highway
  • Mad Mad World
  • No Regrets
  • Sinking Like A Sunset
  • Washed  Away
  • Everything Comes Around
  • The Secret Is To Know When To Stop
  • Brave and Crazy
  • Bigger Man
  • Friendly Advise
  • Get Back Up
  • Emotional Truth
  • All The King’s Men
  • Love Is A Highway (Original version of “Life Is A Highway”)
CD2 (Recorded 14 May 1992 live in concert from Westwood One, Chicago, IL. Produced and mixed by Bob Shindle, mastered by Joao Carvalho.)
  • No Regrets
  • Victory Day
  • Sinking Like A Sunset
  • White Hot
  • Big League
  • Friendly Advice
  • Lunatic Fringe
  • Get Back Up
  • Brave And Crazy
  • Life Is A Highway
  • Mad Mad World
  • Boy Inside The Man
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Mon
03
Oct

Rock Candy Records Latest - MARCUS, MAYDAY & BAD BOY

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The following five new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere ending on October 16th.
 
MARCUS 'S/T' CANDY314
 
THIS ALBUM IS a truly a remarkable artefact. Originally issued in 1976 to little or no acclaim, the record, despite it striking cover art and incendiary contents, sank without trace until British music publication Sounds afforded the record a glowing lead review. Aficionados and avid fans of hard rock began a frantic search to obtain copies and were pleased to find that the praise was indeed well deserved. By then, however, the band had already spilt up, disillusioned by a lack of interest and receiving zero promotion.
 
It was an incredibly unfortunate set of circumstances as the album is a true classic, a mid seventies hard rock album with the reach and depth of a band that, without a doubt, should have risen to the very heights of success. Formed in Detroit by leader and vocalist Marcus Malone (a former member of Mitch Rider's Detroit Wheels), the group was discovered and brought to Los Angeles by 60s soul legend Ike Turner, who secured them a deal with United Artists Records.
 
Produced by Stuart Alan Love (Phoenix, Black Sheep) the album resonates with impressive depth and maturity. The music is both accomplished and bold, fusing the grand swagger of Aerosmith with the progressive heaviness of Deep Purple. Featuring three lead guitars soloing away in a triple attack formation, alongside intricately arranged material, the record boasts a bevy of classic cuts, including 'Black Magic', Salmon Ball', 'Pillow Stars' and 'Highschool Ladies Streetcorner Babies'. An incredible statement of intent from one of the world's best kept secrets and, sadly, greatest losses.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEW WITH MARCUS MALONE AND ENHANCED ARTWORK.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. BLACK MAGIC 2. SALMON BALL 3. KELLY 4. GYPSY FEVER 5. PILLOW STARS 6. HIGHSCHOOL LADIES STREETCORNER BABIES 7. DREAM WHEEL 8. RISE UNTO FALCON
 
  
 
MAYDAY 'S/T' CANDY288
 
WE AT ROCK Candy are often asked to reissue rarities and obscurities. With that in mind we have recently turned our attention to a number of acts that do indeed deserve our full attention despite the fact that they barely registered a blip on the rock radar at the time of release. Mayday are a case in point, being a truly outstanding unit that offered a refreshing and compelling alternative to the mega selling acts of the day yet, for whatever reason, were criminally overlooked at the time.
 
Initially called Sun, and formed in the mid to late seventies, with their roots in Chicago but basing themselves in New York City, Mayday plugged themselves into Manhattan's burgeoning club scene, playing underground clubs such as CBGB's, Great Gildersleeves and Max's Kansas City. It was this live circuit that helped to toughen the band up, winning them the attention of an independent production company who bank rolled the start of their debut album and helped them to sign to industry leaders A&M records.
 
Issued in 1981, the album was received with glowing reviews and set in motion a dedicated following amongst fans of perfectly executed melodic hard rock blessed with interesting twists and turns. The album boasts a number of superbly written and performed tracks, highlighting Steve Johnstad's captivating voice (compared on occasion with Steve Perry) and the biting guitar work of Randy Fredrix. Biggest surprise on offer is their inspired and indeed rousing version of the Starz classic 'So Young So Bad'.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. CHICAGO NIGHTS 2. SO YOUNG SO BAD 3. NEW YORK CITY 4. LOCO LOVE 5. LIFE IN SPACE 6. LOVE AFFAIR 7. INNOCENT BYSTANDER 8. GETAWAY 9. FAMILIAR FACES 10. ONCE UPON A TIME
 
MAYDAY 'REVENGE' CANDY289
 
NEW YORK CITY has, over the years, been home to a number of great rock acts, but during the early eighties it was fast losing ground to its west coast geographical rival, Los Angeles. NYC, for all its bravado, was actually more enamoured by the burgeoning alternative and power pop scene, scratch below the surface though and you could find several hard rock acts storming through, sticking bravely to a diet of tough-guy guitar work and well written melodic songs. Step forward Mayday, one such example of the city's hard rock counter movement.
 
Based in NYC, but with roots in Chicago, Mayday's debut album, for the well-respected independent label A&M, certainly put them on the map, helping to earmark them as an outfit to watch. The label's belief carried forward to the recording of their second album, albeit with a slightly revised line up but still retaining key member's, guitarist and song writer Randy Fredrix and vocalist Steve Johnstad ' the dynamic duo's creativity reaching a new level of confidence.
 
Issued in 1982, 'Revenge' showcases the band sharpening their approach and toughening up their chops, but without sacrificing a well-honed sense of melody and execution. It's all credit to the band that some of the songs showcase quirky twists that help to elevate them beyond the competition and lend a contemporary sheen to their sound.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. REVENGE 2. FIRST IMPRESSIONS 3. MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT 4. CHERRY 5. READY OR NOT 6. MYSTERY 7. IDENTITY 8. CRUISIN' 9. THIS GIRLS ON FIRE
 
  

BAD BOY 'THE BAND THAT MILWAUKEE MADE FAMOUS' CANDY311
 
GETTING A RECORD deal was not the easiest of tasks in the 1970s, especially if you were based in the mid-west of America with no real prospect of getting heard by industry big wigs at labels in New York or Los Angeles. There was no Internet, and telephone calls cost and arm and a leg. But, as the saying goes, there is no substitute for hard work, and by building a substantial local reputation, word soon spread that Bad Boy were a band fit for purpose.
 
Catching the ear of  producer Bob Brown, who conveniently also worked in artist relations for the respected United Artists label, Bad Boy soon found themselves signed and flown out to Los Angeles to record their debut album. Issued in 1977, the album boasts powerful riffs and memorable songs, the sort of thing that elevated Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and Kiss to superstar status during a time when rough and tumble hard rock was all the rage.
 
'The Band That Milwaukee Made Famous', may have been a bit of a mouthful at the time but, to those in the know, it made perfect sense, being a humorous parody of a famous advertising hook used by one of the many Beer breweries based in the city. The album sold reasonably well, even making the Billboard charts, but Bad Boy didn't become a house hold name. This album did, however, provide an opportunity for them to record an impressive follow up, 'Back To Back'.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. OVERTURE 2. SHAKE ME UP 3. DISCO 4. LAST ROCK AND ROLLER 5. I GOTTA MOVE 6. MINDLESS BABBLING 7. WATCHING YOU 8. MACHINES 9. I'VE HAD ENOUGH 10. THINKING OF YOU
 
BAD BOY 'BACK TO BACK' CANDY312
 
THERE'S NO DOUBT that the 1970s were a golden time for blues infused rock, but it was also a period where the competition for attention was cut throat. Sure, if an act caught a wave of approval then the sky was the limit, for the majority of acts, however, it was a struggle to keep afloat, despite the fact that regional radio play and venues were plentiful and welcoming.
 
For Milwaukee, Wisconsin based four piece Bad Boy the odds were stacked against them, even though they had secured a coveted record deal with the United Artists label and had already gained a foothold with a well-received debut album. Stepping back into the studio they were a far more worldly wise team, and they crafted a record that sat easily beside master craftsmen of the era such as Aerosmith, Derringer, Cheap Trick and Kiss.
 
Originally issued in 1978, 'Back To Back' made for solid listening, focusing on melodic catchy songs with rock solid riffs. Tracks such as 'I Just Wanna Love You' and the funk infused 'Keep It Up' leave no stone unturned in their quest to impress. But the big winners here are the rifftastic 'No Stopping Me Now', and 'Take My Soul'/'Out Of Control', a near eight minute epic of the highest grade. With a regional following remaining forever loyal, the band were hamstrung by a label that was focussing on lighter fare, leaving them to pursue their quest for success independently whilst continuing to cultivate a solid legacy.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. IT'S ALL RIGHT 2. ALWAYS COME BACK 3. ACCIDENTAL 4. GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS 5. KEEP IT UP 6. I JUST WANNA LOVE YOU 7. NO STOPPING ME NOW 8. ROCK AND ROLL BLOOD 9. TAKE MY SOUL (ROCK AND ROLL) / OUT OF CONTROL
 
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Mon
03
Oct

H.E.A.T Founding Member ERIC RIVERS Leaves Band

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Bombshell news just in from H.E.A.T:
 
We have some sad news to share with our fans today.
Eric Rivers has after long and faithful service decided to leave the band. We are obviously devastated to lose such an awesome guitar player and band member who is not only a founding member but has been a part of creating what H.E.A.T has grown to become over the years. There are no hard feeling between us and we will still be very good friends. We wish Eric Rivers the best of luck to pursue happiness in whatever way he chooses. He will be sorely missed.
The search for a replacement has already begun and we hope to bring you some good news about who will take on the part as guitar player as soon as possible.
// Erik, Jimmy, Jona, Crash
 
The following is a message from Eric in his own words:
”Its with a heavy heart I have decided to leave H.E.A.T. It's a decision that's been brewing inside me for a long time. Its hard to answer the question why I'm leaving, but I just feel done. It's time for me to get off the ride. And what a ride it has been!
Almost 10 years, five albums, countless tours all over the world... The thing that's been keeping me in it this long is you guys - the fans. Thank you so much for all your love and support through the years. I will look back on this ride with nothing but great, great memories, meeting and playing in front of you crazy fuckers all over the world.
To my four brothers in the band. Fuckin a. You guys are the best. You've been amazing in helping me through this and you will always be a big part of my life! No bad blood what so ever. And if there's something H.E.A.T has a history of, it's coming back stronger and better after something like this. I can't wait to see and hear what you guys come up with!
And the cool part about this is that I can finally go see a H.E.A.T show. See you front row!
Nu ska pappa ta en grögg!
Nothing but love,
Eric Rivers”

 

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Fri
30
Sep

Vocalist APOLLO Breaks Into Solo Territory With 'Waterdevils'

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Escape Music is delighted and pleased to announce the release date for vocalist Apollo (Spiritual Beggars and ex-Firewind) and his new solo album.

Release date: 18th November 2016

Recorded and mixed at GLOBAL MUSIX STUDIO Gothenburg Sweden
Produced by: JALLE WESTERGEN & APOLLO P.
Recorded by: JALLE WESTERGREN, DANIEL ALGONS & APOLLO P.
Mixed and Engineered by: JALLE WESTERGREN, DANIEL ALGON
Mastered by: STAFFAN KARLSSON

Track listening; 1-Revolution for the Brave 3:52 / 2-Liberate Yourself 3:35 / 3-Buried in a Flame 3:51 / 4-Safe and Sound 3:48 / 5-Fallen Endlessly 5:30 /  6-Crossing the Lines 5:10 / 7-Power 3:10 / 8-Rise Up 4:41 / 9-I need Rock n’ Roll 4:27 / 10-Chasing Shadows 4:35 / 11-Through the Fire 4:31 / 12-Stop 5:18

After more than two decades of contributing with his voice and songwriting on studio albums, Finally it is time for APOLLO to deliver his first solo album. And it's has been a long road leading to "Waterdevils".

Apollo career started at the age of 14 when the young Apostolos from Swedish town Borås, inspired by bands like Kiss and Alice Cooper, and he started playing with various bands, as an aspiring guitarist.
“Not many wanted to be Vocalists back in those old days, everybody wanted to play the guitar, nobody wanted to sing. So I just made the decision to become a singer."
Apollo  joined his first bands Blazon and Craze at the age of 17. Craze released a single "Living In Sin" but the band disbanded shortly thereafter when Apollo left to do his military service in 1988. It took another eight years before Apollo recorded his first full album with the band Faith Taboo.

"We started out as a cover band, but I didn't want to waste time just playing other people's songs, so I had everybody get involved in writing songs for our self-financed album "Psycopath" [released in 1996]. The band continued playing local gigs, they eventually called it a day and Apollo joined the band Majestic.

His singing career took off and when he sang with bands and projects in a neverending stream: Time Requiem, Meduza, Sandalinas, and Evil Masquerade to mention but a few. Things about to start to happen in 2006.

Time Requiem were mixing their album in Studio Fredman in Gothenburg in late 2005, when studio owner and producer Fredrik Nordström introduced Apollo to a guitarist GUS G who was also working in his studio.

Fredrik said he wanted me to meet this Greek guy, he thought we would get along, cause we were both Greek. It clicked right away. Gus asked me to join his band Firewind, but I had to turn down the offer because I was studying at the time and didn't have time for another band. He asked again about six months later, and by that time I was done with my studies so we went for it. It was magic, it felt like it was finally the real deal and we were all on the same musical level."

The Firewind-guitarist was Gus G - who in 2009 landed the dream job in Ozzy Osbourne's band, replacing Zakk Wylde.
The years with Firewind definitely and finally put Apollo on the map. He recorded 4 albums with the band and toured with the likes of Y&T, Scorpions, Judas Priest and Whitesnake among others, playing big festivals such as Download, Graspop Metal Meeting, Sweden Rock Festival and more.

Apollo parted company with Firewind in January 2013 and decided to focus on Spiritual Beggars (w. guitarist Michael Amott, Arch Enemy) who he had joined in 2010 and fronted alongside of Firewind, and also started working on his solo debut. The coming two years were spent writing, recording and collaborating with friends from bands like King Diamond, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Arch Enemy, Grand Magus, Metalium, MasterPlan and many more. 

"I originally wanted to release the material under a band name or as a project, but people kept saying it was about time that I go solo and step out as a solo artist. So I decided to take the plunge." "Waterdevils" is the result of Apollo's free musical spirit where he has liberated himself from all rules and just done whatever he wanted to do.

"I wanted to do this because it's fun and exciting, and also because I want to contribute to keeping classic rock alive! Waterdevils is a weather phenomenon. It's a small, weak whirlwind over water that's pretty rare. You never know where you'll see it or if you'll see it again. In a way it's a tribute to all of those who have contributed to this album. They showed up, unexpectedly and they might show up again, or maybe not, you just never know. Like water devils."

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