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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.
 
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. 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'.
 
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. 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.
 
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. 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."

www.Escape-Music.com

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Fri
30
Sep

MONTAGE Signs With Fastball Music, New Single Out

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Finnish melodic hard rockers Montage have signed a record deal with Fastball Music for the release of their second album ’Metamorphosis’ in late November. "Age Of Innocence", the first single from the album, can be listened to at the following YouTube link:
 

Formed in 2011, Montage are a prog-influenced melodic hard rock group hailing from Finland’s capital city, Helsinki. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2014.

https://www.facebook.com/Montagefinland / http://www.montagefinland.com

 
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Fri
30
Sep

Cleopatra Gather Up JOE LYNN TURNER's Tribute Performances


The Legendary Voice Of Hard Rock JOE LYNN TURNER Shines On This New Collection Of Session Tracks!
 
Los Angeles, CA - Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, best known for fronting Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow during that band’s creative peak in the 1980s and later as the frontman for Yngwie Malmsteen, has been called The Man With The Golden Voice, and it’s easy to understand why; nearly everything Turner records sounds blessed by the gods of hard rock. His commanding presence, powerhouse range, and emotional resonance has made him the go-to vocalist for a number of artists.
 
Now some of this session work is collected on a brand new collection of studio recordings called simply The Sessions and released on Deadline Music October 7. The CD release contains superb, supercharged versions of rock classics from “Lunatic Fringe” to AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” The Doors’ “Riders On The Storm” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls.” The album also features guest appearances by Michael Schenker (UFO), Steve Lukather (Toto), Steve Morse, Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), and more!
 
Titles:
1. Stone Cold with Vivian Campbell
2. Lunatic Fringe
3. Let the Music Do the Talking with Al Pitrelli, Carmine Rojas & Pat Torpey
4. Mirror Mirror with Icarus Witch
5. Hellraiser with Steve Lukather, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen & Paul Taylor
6. 14 Years
7. Dance The Night Away with Reb Beach
8. Back in Black with Phil Collen
9. All Shook Up with Michael Schenker
10. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You with Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Tony Franklin & Doane Perry
11. All Day and All of the Night with Brad Gillis, Rudy Sarzo & Simon Wright
12. Bloody Well Right with Dave Kerzner
13. The Seeker with Leslie West
14. Jungle Love with Steve Morse
15. Two Minutes To Midnight with Richie Kotzen
16. Fat Bottomed Girls with Reb Beach
17. Riders On The Storm with Tony Kaye & Steve Cropper
 
 
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Fri
30
Sep

PROJECT NIGHTSCAPE Debut Album Available For Pre-Order

 
Pre-order Now to Receive Free Digital Copy of Tie-in Novel
 
Portland, Oregon, USA Imperiad Entertainment is pleased to announce the November 11 digital release and December 9 CD release of Project Nightscape’s debut album, To Sin Against Our Mercies.

Based on the series of supernatural thrillers by writer-film director David W. Edwards, this progressive hard rock concept album features the melodic guitar stylings of Grammy-nominee Tony Gaglio. Early reviewers have compared the music favorably to classic Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Rush. The record includes musical contributions from Vinny Appice (Dio), Mirabai Peart (Joanna Newsom’s band), Tobin Sprout (Guided by Voices) and Pete Trewavas (Marillion). The album’s story concerns an itinerant, nineteenth-century doctor who encounters a blind boy in communication with the dead.

The 13-track album is now available for previewing and pre-ordering from Project Nightscape’s Bandcamp page. Anyone who places an order before November 11 will receive a free PDF copy of the action-horror tie-in novel, The Alchemist & Azriel upon its release in early 2017. The book will explore the fate of the supernatural threat at the center of To Sin Against Our Mercies. Edwards’ last Nightscape novel was characterized by Kirkus Reviews as “entertaining, poignant, and heady, a thoroughly enjoyable thrill ride powered by jolts of philosophy.”

The songs on this collection reflect its tight symphonic design, complete with character-based musical themes or motifs. “Tony and I established the track sequencing at the conceptual stage in order to properly develop and incorporate recurring motifs,” Edwards said. “From the beginning, the album was conceived as an extended suite to ensure the diverse material added up to more than the sum of its parts.”

Tracks range from the haunting gospel-inflected rock of the first single, “(Living in) Sacred Time” and the prog-pop of “Only Reason” to the jazzy, off-kilter “Inmortuorum Memorias” and the galloping metal of “Occulted.” The climax of the record is a ten-minute plus ‘mini-epic,’ “Starlost,” that serves as a thematic coda to the main narrative. This song has it all: acoustic and electric guitars; real strings (cello, violin and viola); dueling male and female vocals; a variety of keyboard sounds, including Mellotron and Hammond B-3 organ; ripping keyboard and guitar solos (and duets); and complex but indelible vocal harmonies.

The sheer range of musical styles was both a challenge and a source of inspiration for Gaglio, the album’s sole guitarist and main songwriter. “We worked hard to make sure each track stood on its own merits and at the same time, contributed to a cohesive whole,” he said. “Attentive listeners will definitely be rewarded by the attention to detail. Many of the songs are linked through subtle motifs, some of which you may not hear so much as feel.”

An early mix of the album’s first single, “(Living in) Sacred Time,” debuted on September 9 as part of a free compilation CD distributed to opening night attendees of the sold out ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta. The song is now streaming in its entirety on Bandcamp. Key retail partners include Amazon, Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes.

To Sin Against Our Mercies tracklisting:
1.   (Living in) Sacred Time 5:37
2.   Only Reason 5:24
3.   Interlude I: The Last Case of Dr. Lacy 1:46
4.   Now Silence! 4:57
5.   Inmortuorum Memorias 5:19
6.   Interlude II: The Dead Buried in the Air 1:29
7.   Occulted 3:47
8.   Exorcised 2:00
9.   To Sin Against Our Mercies 6:24
10.  Hard Drift 4:12
11.  Interlude III: Nova Regna 2:00
12.  The Middle Sea at Rest 6:00
13.  Starlost 10:07

Total running time: 58:07

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About the Nightscape Series:
This multimedia series of supernatural thrillers launched in the fall of 2012 with the worldwide release of the indie-cult motion-picture Nightscape (or, Road without End). The series currently includes a number of independently-released books, short fiction, comic books, video games and albumsall of which standalone as uniquely satisfying experiencces and at the same time, contribute to an interconnected story about humanity’s place in the cosmos. Releases slated for 2017 include: the action-horror novel, The Alchemist & Azriel (spring); the double-novella, Nightscape Double Feature No. 2 (summer); the downloadable role-playing game, Nightscape: Red Terrors (fall); and the supernatural murder mystery, Among the Unsaved (winter).

 
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Thu
29
Sep

BURNT OUT WRECK Featuring Gary Moat of Heavy Pettin' Sign Deal

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

 
Gary Moat - the man at the back is now at the front! The Heavy Pettin' drummer is now the driving force of BURNT OUT WRECK and very much in control of the fire that's burning.
 
Gary has just signed to TRHRC through Cherry Red, the paper is inked and the music flowing. He has also signed to Eddie Levy at The Chelsea Publishing Company Ltd. TRHRC, Martin Darvill, Daniel Earnshaw and Gary are very excited at the signing and look forward to the album's release in February 2017.
 
The remaining members for BURNT OUT WRECK are now being finalised, the band as it stands now is Gary Moat on vocals and Adrian Dunn on lead guitars.
 
The new album is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious) at his  Liscombe Park Studio, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc) and is set for a February 2017 release.

This new album is going to be a storming slice of classic hard rock and is guaranteed to start 2017 in some serious rock 'n' roll style!
 

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Thu
29
Sep

EDEN'S CURSE Release EPK For New Album 'Cardinal'

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Multinational Melodic Metal act Eden's Curse have released the EPK for their forthcoming fifth studio album 'Cardinal'.

The video can be seen here:

 
 
Set to be released by German Metal label AFM Records on October 14th, 'Cardinal' is the first studio album to feature John Clelland (Drums) and new keyboard player Chrism (Adamantra, Simulacrum).
 
You can pre-order 'Cardinal' in a CD or CD+T-Shirt bundle:
Pre Order Links:
CD Pre-order: http://goo.gl/lFH39F
CD + T-Shirt Bundle Pre-order: http://goo.gl/Kv0vPp
 
Eden's Curse will kick off their World Tour in support of 'Cardinal' in the UK during November:
 
21 NOV - The Cathouse, Glasgow
22 NOV - Academy 3, Manchester
23 NOV - Corporation, Sheffield
24 NOV - The Asylum, Birmingham
25 NOV - The Scene, Swansea
26 NOV - Waterfront Studio, Norwich
27 NOV - The Underworld, London
 

Plus special guests: C.O.P. UK & Evolve 
Tickets are available now from www.edenscurse.com
 
For more information or to follow the band visit: 
http://www.edenscurse.com
http://www.facebook.com/edenscurseofficial
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Tue
27
Sep

ENUFF Z'NUFF To Release 'Clowns Lounge' December 2 via Frontiers

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Enuff Z'nuff is the living, breathing example of what a rock/ pop group should be. In fact, the band is the very chrome-glinted definition of it.

With every album and live performance packed to the brim with rock/ pop perfection, there are no signs of the band slowing down. You can catch the band on tour through 2017 in support of its soon to be released album "Clowns Lounge". A complete list of dates including shows with Tracii Guns and Ace Frehley can be found below.

Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band and will be released December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl. This exceptional collection also features a guest appearance from the late Jani Lane of Warrant as well as an appearance from James Young of Styx.

As people have been clamoring for a new release from Enuff Z'nuff, the band just happened to receive a call from Derek Shulman, and the rest was history: 'We had unfinished, unreleased material in the vault, and I went back into the studio in Chicago and started working on all the songs. Guitars, bass, vocals, it all needed to be tweaked, and with help from Chicago Recording Company and Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter recording studios, we were able to create another rock solid record. It is basically an archival record featuring original band and Enuff Z'nuff as it is today. The record showcases the best elements of Enuff Z'nuff in the early days ; in your face glitter rock with pop overtones. This is a true must have rock record for the diehard Enuff Z'nuff fans worldwide."

Chip on how the songs came about: 'Donnie and I wrote the songs in the later part of 1988-89. They were recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on 2" inch analog tape, during the time of our debut. The tracks were never finished, as we were very prolific and focused on laying down as many ideas as possible. Through the resources provided to us: recording studio, production, etc., we had a plethora of songs during that era and for one reason or another this batch slipped through the cracks. To restore the record we returned to the studio to record guitar, bass vocals, etc. which took us about six weeks in my studio and at CRC (Chicago Recording Company) along with Stonecutter studio in downtown Chicago. The skeleton of the song was already in place and we wanted to make sure the record had the feel of where the band is today. We also added a bonus single track (Dog on a Bone) that we plan on releasing as the first single.'

Of course a huge contributing member to this release was Donnie Vie. 'Donnie and I wrote the songs together, as we have on all the Enuff Z'nuff albums. In 2013 Donnie left the band, disillusioned by the business and facing related health issues, and although he will not tour with the band he still shares in our vision of putting out great music. As he is dealing with his medical condition, we have his blessings on the record and moving forward with me as lead singer. When Peter Gabriel left Genesis, Phil Collins took over lead vocal duties. That is exactly the template we used here as now I front the band and look forward to moving it into the future', says Chip.

'Clowns Lounge' Track Listing:

1. Dog On A Bone
2. Runaway
3. Back In Time
4. She Makes It Harder
5. Rockabye Dreamland
6. The Devil Of Shakespeare (Feat. Jani Lane and James Young)
7. Radio
8. Good Luv
9. Round And Round
10. Nothing
11. Backstreet Kids
12. One More Hit

Chip Z'nuff - Singer, electric bass, guitar
Tony FennelL - Electric guitar, vox
Tory Stoffregen - Lead guitar, vox
Erik Donner - Drums, percussion, vox

Enuff Z'nuff Live:

9/30: Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgaters
10/6: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/8: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
10/9: Laguna Niguel, CA @ The Karmann Bar - w/Tracii Guns
10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC City Limits
10/13: Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
10/14: Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern
10/15: Tampa, FL @ District 3
10/16: Delray Beach, FL @ Arts Garage
10/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/19: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar
10/20: Haverhill, MA @ Whiskey Barrel
10/21: Ronkonkoma, NY @ Backstage Pass
10/22: Narragansett, RI @ Wheel House
10/24: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/25: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
10/26: Saginaw, MI @ Hamilton Street Pub
10/27: Joliet, IL @ Rock n Skull @ Tree
10/28: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
10/29: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/30: Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
11/1: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah's Casino
11/4 - 11/9: Miami, FL The KISS Kruise - Creatures of the Deep

2017:
- With Ace Frehley
1/19: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar^
1/20: Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House^
1/21: Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live^
1/26: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre^
1/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee^
1/29: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon^
1/30: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up^
2/2: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl^
2/3: Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre^
2/10: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre^
2/11: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater^

5/27 & 5/28: Sturbridge, MA @ Music-Con at Sturbridge Hotel (Appearance by Chip)

More Info on Enuff Z'nuff:
It was the summer of 1989, and in came a strutting, loud and proud Enuff Z'nuff. With the release of the band's self-titled debut album, the first single 'New Thing' quickly tore up the radios airwaves, and became a favorite in heavy rotation on MTV.

In response to both its national and international success, the band followed up 'New Thing' in 1990 with the release of the bittersweet rock ballad 'Fly High Michelle'. The song immediately elevated the band to gold status and in 1991 had Rolling Stone magazine naming Enuff Z'nuff as 'one of the more exciting and gifted bands on the scene today.'

Still a major force after 20 albums, Enuff Z'nuff has gone on to earn a legion of loyal fans, and has earned the respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries.

For More Info Visit:
http://www.enuffznuff.com
https://www.facebook.com/Enuff.Znuff.Official
https://twitter.com/EnuffZnuff

 
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Mon
26
Sep

HUSH Return With 'Department Of Faith' For Lion's Pride Music

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Lions Pride Music is happy to announce the signing of Norwigan melodic rockers Hush, for their brand new up and coming 4th album, Department Of Faith, which will be released on December 12.

HUSH made a stir within the melodic rock community with the release of the debut "If You Smile" back in 1998. The album sold well in Europe (AOR Heaven) and Japan (JVC/Victor) and was filled with catchy arena rock anthems. The sophomore cd, simply entitled "II", emerged in 2001 on Now & Then (UK) and the Italian label Frontiers Records. It was a natural step further for Hush, yet without moving away from the style from the debut.

Both records were very well received all over the world. The third release, 'Mirage' (2006) (Raido Music) won over new fans with a different and more modern approach.

Hush is currently putting the final touch to their brand new studio album entitled, Department Of Faith, which have already spin of 2 singles so far, Black Ice, & Hold On.


The band is also planning to hit the road for touring in support of the new album and once again reconnect with their fans worldwide. 
 
The Hush band members now includes founding members Kenneth Kristiansen (guitars/keyboards), Patrick Simonsen (vocals/guitars), Knut Dalbakk (bass), Thorleif Ostmoe (keyboards/vocals) and Antonio Torner (drums/vocals).
 

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Mon
26
Sep

TERRA NOVA - Reinvent Yourself ($10 DIVE-IN DEAL)

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Reinvent Yourself
Produced By: 
Fred Hendrix
Running Time: 
42.54
Release Date: 
March 23
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
 
MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce another great addition to our roster of releases. Dutch melodic rock/AOR band TERRA NOVA.
 
TERRA NOVA
"Reinvent Yourself"
DIVE-IN DEAL!
$10 + free shipping (airmail worldwide)
 
 
 
 
Reinvent Yourself is the 6th studio album of the Dutch band Terra Nova. In 1996 their highly acclaimed debut album Livin´ It Up was launched. After that the albums Break Away in 1997 and Make My Day in 1999 followed.
 
After the first three albums the band had to split up due to a conflict with their Dutch record company.
Fred, Ron and Gesuino continued under the name Aquila and released two albums: Say Yeah 2001 and Man With A Mission 2004.
 
In 2004 the band was free from their contractual obligations towards their Dutch record company and signed a record deal with Frontiers Records.
 
The first album after their break was Escape released 2005 followed by the album Come Alive 2010.
 
In 2007 Fred, Ron, Gesuino and two woman: Esther Brouns and Anita Craenmehr got together as Two Of A Kind and released a superb album Two Of A Kind.
 
End of 2013 the Reinvent Yourself album was written by Fred and recorded and mixed during 2014. During 2014 the band and their record label Frontiers had different views on which direction the album should take. This resulted in Terra Nova moving on with their album without a record company.
 
In 2015 Terra Nova was signed by Melodic Rock Records for the world and King Records for Japan.
 
The album Reinvent Yourself is about trying to improve yourself over and over again. It´s a process of finding a better version of yourself. Trying to take it to the highest level.
 
 
 

 

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Sat
24
Sep

LA GUNS is Once Again TRACII GUNS & PHIL LEWIS

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Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome the reunion of Tracii Guns And Phil Lewis as L.A. GUNS to the label for the release of a brand new album set for release in the summer of 2017.

After a nearly 15 year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, four years after Tracii formed L.A. Guns in 1982.

Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. GUNS songs such as 'Sex Action', 'Never Enough', 'Electric Gypsy', "The Ballad Of Jayne", and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become 'Waking The Dead' - an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including 'Don't Look At Me That Way', 'Hellraisers Ball', and 'The Ballad'.

"I think we owe it to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band's long and checkered career," says Lewis. "Tracii and I have written the songs to the soundtrack of many people's lives, and I think it's definitely worth investigating to see if the magic is still there."

As for Guns, he's been compiling song ideas over the last year and promises this one will be one of the band's heaviest records, simply stating, "It's good to be home."

The band has already confirmed a bunch of UK shows in early 2017 and two shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA with more surprises to be announced soon!

TOUR DATES US & UK

March
03. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
04. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
10. Belfast. Limelight2.
11. Phewelli. HRH fest.
12. Swansea. Scene
16. Bristol. Bierkeller.
17. Basingstoke. Stage.
18. Wolverhampton. Civic.
20. Doncaster. Diamond.
22. Sheffield. Academy2.
23. Edinburgh. La Belle Angele.
24. Glasgow. ABC2
25. London. Academy2

Follow L.A. Guns online:
https://www.facebook.com/LAFknGuns/
https://www.facebook.com/traciiguns
https://www.facebook.com/philip.lewis.1029

 
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Thu
22
Sep

HEVIDENCE's Debut Album 'Nobody's Fault' Out December 2

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Hevidence is the brainchild of Italian guitar player Diego Reali, founding member of Italian Prog Metal masters DGM. After he left the band in 2006, he started dabbling in some different musical styles, but his heart called for him to get back to metal! Thus Hevidence were born and Diego joined up with DGM bass player Andrea Arcangeli, singer Corrado Quoiani and drummer Emiliano Bonini.

"This band is highly inspired by the classic hard and heavy sounds from the '70s and '80s, that's why we worked hard to make this album sound the most vintage that was possible,' tells Diego. 'We are convinced that a huge dose of improvisation during the recording sessions is needed for the success of an original product. Everyone of us has many different musical influences and they came out in a very spontaneous way within the song writing process, we just believe in the word "ROCK"!!!'

Hevidence offer a mature and personal vision of hard rock and metal with a style reminiscent of the classic Yngwie Malmsteen albums mixed with power metal and melodic hard rock influences (think early Europe).

An EPK where you can learn more about the band and hear song samples is here:https://youtu.be/TDzEVFY27Yc

The band will be launching the album with a special 'Release Party' show in Roma at the JAILBREAK LiveClub on December 1st. For more info:http://www.jailbreakliveclub.it/

'Nobody's Fault' tracklisting includes:
1. Dig In The Night
2. Nobody' Fault
3. Miracle
4. So Unkind
5. Ave Maria
6. Overdrive
7. I Want More
8. Out Of This Time
9. Pack Your Bags
10. All I Ever Needed
11. Note

HEVIDENCE is:
Corrado Quoiani - Vocals
Diego Reali - Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli - Bass
Emiliano Bonini - Drums
Weblink: www.facebook.com/Hevidence

 

  
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Thu
22
Sep

Dario Mollo's CROSSBONES 'Rock the Cradle' Out December 2

 
Best known for his partnerships in the The Cage with Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) and Voodoo Hill with Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple, California Breed), Italian guitarist Dario Mollo began his career in 1981 with the band CROSSBONES. With them, he released his first studio album in 1989, which was produced by Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy Official, Magnum and UFO, among others) before getting involved in the production side of things himself.
 
For this new CROSSBONES album, the Italian axeman brought back original drummer, Ezio Secomandi with the line-up completed by his regular collaborator Dario Patti on bass and keyboards. The choice for the singer was Carl Sentance (Nazareth, Don Airey Band, Persian Risk, KROKUSonline), who came at the suggestion of Don Airey of Deep Purple, during a recent visit to Dario's home.
 
'I think this record has a strong identity and character,' tells Dario. 'It is a mature production and the songs range on many styles of hard rock and classic heavy metal, but every song has a catchy chorus. I also think this album shows how much I liked working with Carl. He is easily one of the best singers I have ever worked with. I am certain our cooperation will not end with this cd!' concludes Dario. The quality of the material presented here is witness to that statement.
 
'Rock the Cradle' tracklisting:
1. Red
2. Take Me High
3. Navigation
4. Rock The Cradle
5. Gates Of Time
6. I Got This Feeling
7. In My Blood
8. Running From The Shadow
9. Speed
10. Fright
 
Links:
www.dariomollo.com
www.facebook.com/dario.mollo
 
  
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Tue
20
Sep

LOVERBOY Raid The Vaults For Single 'Some Like It Hot'

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LOVERBOY - NEW SINGLE "Some Like It HOTNEW NATIONAL CAR RENTAL COMMERCIAL with Patrick Warburton!
 
LOVERBOY exploded out of Calgary, Canada, 37 years ago -- when vocalist Mike Reno was first introduced to guitar legend Paul Dean, eventually joined by keyboardist Doug Johnson, drummer Matt Frenette and the late bassist Scott Smith (replaced in 2000 by Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve) -- but remain a vital presence among today's rock fans.
 
With another full calendar of concert dates in 2016 - including several shows reprising last year's successful stint with Rick Springfield - LOVERBOY are releasing a brand-new blues-rock single, "Some Like It Hot," through TuneCore to all digital retailers on September 19, which can be streamed here.
 
"Some Like It Hot," described by Paul Dean as "the first and only shuffle LOVERBOY has ever done," comes from the same late '70s period as several of the songs found on their previous album, 2014's Unfinished Business. "Giving it all away/Living for today," sings Mike Reno on the track - which originated as a demo, but was later rearranged and augmented by Dean, describing this latest as a "gift" from the band to its fans.

Dean went through more than 230 individual two-inch analog tapes he had transfered to digital, including this "gem" from the band's storied history. It follows the release of "Hurtin'" earlier this year, a current song, written and produced over the past year.
 
"The beauty of the Internet is the ability to make a song available right away, without waiting until you have the rest of the album done," says Dean. "It's a real boon to creativity.  It's total grass roots, DIY. Like the lyrics to 'Some Like It Hot,' we're not living for tomorrow or next year."
 
The single, artwork and accompanying music video - with a montage of a LOVERBOY program from the band's 1983 Keep It Up tour - prominently features the late bassist Scott Smith.  "It was one of the first tunes we ever recorded," he said. "He's playing his ass off on it. I thought it was lost and gone forever. And, I think it would be a really good addition to our set list!"

The commercial and the digital short for National Car Rental that started airing a week ago features the band and major fan Patrick Warburton, best known for his roles as David Puddy in Seinfeld, the title character in The Tick and Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, as well as the voice of Family Guy's paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson.  After Warburton touts that four out of five National rentals result in a free upgrade, the group piles into the rental car with Warburton and drives home the commercial's message with the title of one of their many hits, "Lovin' Every Minute of It."  There is also a digital short, specifically made available on National Car Rental's YouTube channel, with Warburton having the group autograph their Get Lucky album, and pledging his devotion.

 

 
As one of Canada's greatest rock exports, LOVERBOY produced four multi-platinum albums, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983's Keep It Up and 1985's Lovin' Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the arena-rock anthem "Working for the Weekend," such staples as "Lovin' Every Minute of It," "This Could Be the Night," "Hot Girls in Love," "Heaven In Your Eyes," "Turn Me Loose," "The Kid Is Hot Tonight", "When It's Over," and "Queen of the Broken Hearts."

 
LISTEN HERE
Tour Dates
September 23 - Tyson Event Center - Sioux City, IA
September 25 - Toyota Oakdale Theater - Wallingford, CT
September 30 - Mawabou Gardens - Wemindji, QC
October 1 - Mawabou Gardens - Wemindji, QC
October 7 - Seven Feathers Casino Resort - Canyonville, OR
October 13 - Genesse Theatre - Waukegan, IL *
October 14 - Prairie Capital Convention Center - Springfield, IL. *
October 15 - Family Arena - St. Charles, MO *
October 28 - The Golden Nugget - Las Vegas, NV

October 29 - Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
December 3 -  Golden Nugget - Lake Charles, LA *
December 31- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Vancouver, BC

* = with Rick Springfield
 
"We are definitely 'living for today'. And that's what 'Some Like It Hot' is all about. Being in the moment, which rings true today more than ever." - Paul Dean
 
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Tue
20
Sep

ETERNAL IDOL's Debut Album 'The Unrevealed Secret Out December 2

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of ETERNAL IDOL's debut album, entitled “The Unrevealed Secret”, on December 2nd.

Eternal Idol is a new band formed in early 2016 and that marks the start of a new musical adventure forRhapsody Of Fire and Angra singer Fabio Lione, together with the experienced Italian guitar player Nick Savio (ex HOLLOW HAZE Official Page) and a line-up completed by the young vocal rising star Giorgia Colleluori, Camillo Colleluori (both also from Hollow Haze) on drums and Andrea Buratto (Secret SphereHell in the Club) on bass.

While all the musicians have solid pedigrees and musical history behind them, ETERNAL IDOL have a brand new and original sound which will certainly catch many fans by surprise. Fabio Lione says, “[a]fter all the experiences with bands such asKAMELOT, Rhapsody of Fire, Angra and many more, I think it is time to show the world a new side of myself with this amazing new band. Musically, ETERNAL IDOL offer an intriguing mix of classic metal, symphonic rock and a few progressive twists which is truly unique, thanks to the combination of female and male vocals.”

Fabio took care of most of the lyrics and vocal melodies, along with three gorgeous tracks he wrote, while Nick Savio worked hard on songwriting and arrangements. “The Unrevealed Secret" is the album where all our ideas came to the light,” says the axeman from Vicenza. “Heavy classic rock with symphonic elements and the magic atmosphere of two lead vocals, male and female, create a contrast between good and bad as the main subject, as it is possible to see on the impressive and mysterious cover artwork.”

The album was recorded in the summer of 2016, produced by Nick Savio and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Sunstorm) and promises to be one of the melodic metal releases of the year. Fans of Kamelot, Magnus Karlsson's Free FallMasterPlan, and Avantasia should pay attention. “There is a story to be told with this album, and the secret will be revealed on the next Eternal Idol releases, so please take your time to listen this first chapter and enjoy....A new story has begun,” Nick concludes.

“The Unrevealed Secret” tracklisting is:
1. Evil Tears
2. Another Night Comes 
3. Awake in Orion 
4. Is the Answer Far from God?
5. Blinded 
6. Sad Words Unvailed 
7. Desidia 
8. Hall of Sins 
9. Feels Like I'm Dying 
10. A song in the wind 
11. Stormy Days 
12. Beyond 

Fabio Lione – Lead Vocals
Giorgia Colleluori – Lead Vocals
Nick Savio - Guitars & Keyboards
Camillo Colleluori - Drums 
Andrea Buratto- Bass

Follow the band: www.facebook.com/eternalidolband

 
 
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Mon
19
Sep

New GOTTHARD Studio Album Due January 13

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Quarter of a century ago, GOTTHARD set out to conquer the world with pure, straightforward rock and gigantic ballads and they’ve pulled off the trick: With 15 No.1 albums and plenty of multi-platinum awards, they’re not only the most successful Swiss band but also a staple in the global spotlight. Especially the much-deserved Swiss Music Award from last year has shown that the band’s nowhere near finished: GOTTHARD’s past 25 years have only been the first round – it’s definitely time for a new album in 2017!
 
GOTTHARD are currently refining their 12th studio album at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. The title will be served straight to your desktop as soon as it’s decided. The third album with lead singer Nic Maeder is produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian among others) and Leo Leoni – so the dream team’s at it again: “We were all very happy with the workflow and the result of the BANG! production – so it was pretty clear that we wanted to give the great collaboration another shot!” The record will be released on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS – which means that the first Friday the 13th next year won’t spell bad luck. Quite the opposite.
 
ANNIVERSARY TOUR: KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 2017
 
Immediately after the release, the tour’s kicking off at full speed as well: From February 9, the big “25th Anniversary” tour is champing at the bit to turbocharge the new record with plenty of live rock ’n’ roll. The tour starts in Ravensburg and lays rubber all across Europe with full entourage. Danish rock band Pretty Maids will be Special Guests at all shows – the presale of this milestone birthday is already in full swing. Those who haven’t secured tickets yet, should check out Leo’s message again: “25 years of GOTTHARD – that means 150 songs to chose from, not mentioning our new album – that’s not going to be easy! However, we’ll select only the best for a proper anniversary party!”
 
“25TH ANNIVERSARY” TOUR
 
02/09/2017    DE – Ravensburg, Oberschwabenclub
02/10/2017    DE – Regensburg, Airport Obertraubling
02/11/2017    DE – Ulm, Ratiopharm Arena
02/13/2017    DE – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
02/14/2017    DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
02/15/2017    DE – Hannover, Capitol
02/17/2017    DE – Osnabrück, Hyde Park
02/18/2017    DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
02/19/2017    DE – Freiburg, Zäpfle Club
02/22/2017    IT – Milan, Alcatraz
02/24/2017    ES – Bilbao, Santana 27
02/25/2017    ES – Madrid, La Riviera
02/26/2017    ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
03/02/2017    DE – Munich, Tonhalle
03/06/2017    AT – Vienna, Gasometer
03/07/2017    DE – Nuremburg, Löwensaal
03/08/2017    DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
03/10/2017    DE – Balingen, Volksbankmesse
 
WORLD PREMIERE: GOTTHARD & KROKUS IN MARCH 2017
 
There won’t be a dry shirt left when the ultimate Swiss rock package GOTTHARD & KROKUS celebrate their joint stage debut at “ROCK MONSTERS OF SWITZERLAND”, and that’s before the festival season even started. With double headliners delivering a lot more than just double the speed, the Festhalle in Bern and the Samsung Hall in Zurich are lucky if more than the exterior walls will be left once the dust settles. These two ‘Monster Shows’, as well as the night with Krokus as Very Special Guest in Lausanne, shouldn’t be missed by any means – it’s going to be jam-packed, hot and damn loud!
 
ROCK MONSTERS OF SWITZERLAND
 
03/03/2017    Bern, Festhalle (Double-Headline-Show with Krokus)
03/04/2017    Zurich, Samsung Hall (Double-Headline-Show with Krokus)
03/12/2017    Lausanne, Salle Metropole (with Very Special Guest Krokus)
 
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Fri
16
Sep

THE RADIO SUN Debut New Video From 'Outside Looking In'

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MRR and The Radio Sun invite you to please view our new single 'Standing On The Edge Of Love' from our new forthcoming album 'Outside Looking In' out September 30 on Melodic Rock Records & Anderstein Music Japan.
 
ORDER NOW: http://www.melodicrock.com/articles/melodicrock-records/2016/09/01/radio...


Any help on spreading the word about our new single/video is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support! ~ Stevie & The Radio Sun

THE RADIO SUN - Biography 2016

 
Australian melodic hard rockers The Radio Sun return with their new album 'Outside Looking In'. The boys continue where they left off as vocal harmonies, soaring guitar solos and catchy choruses dominate. Ex Danger Danger vocalist Paul Laine lends a hand with production duties and also features on the song Wink and Smile with a dual lead vocal alongside lead vocalist Jason Old.
 
Guitarist Stevie Janevski was also buzzed to have Brett Garsed of John Farnham and Nelson fame play a guest solo on the track Falling For you. The first single 'Switch Off The World Tonight' reminds us of classic Damn Yankees with its catchy intro and feel-good chorus.
 
Outside Looking In showcases a progression from the band's debut album Wrong Things Right and the critically acclaimed Heaven Or Heartbreak. There's a good balance of uptempo songs with some superb ballads that sees the band throwback to bands like Firehouse and Trixter along with a good dose of Jani Lane/Warrant school of song writing.
 
The band is rounded out with the thunderous rhythm section of Robbie Erdmanis on bass and Ben Wignall on drums...no slouches in the vocal department either!
The Radio Sun will be launching the new album with upcoming worldwide live dates scheduled in Australia, U.S.A, U.K and Japan.
 
Things are definitely looking up for the boys from down under! www.theradiosun.com
 
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Thu
15
Sep

Massive 148 Page Issue #76 of FIREWORKS Out Now

 
Fireworks Magazine just got crazy BIG and crazy BETTER!! This new issue is a MASSIVE 148 pages (that's 16 pages more than the late lamented Classic Rock: AOR ' and £2 cheaper!!) And not only do you get 148 print pages but there is also a 38 page pdf on our free CD along with 74 (Seventy-Four!!) mp3 songs. All for £5.99. Are we crazy? Yes, we are, but we're crazy fans of melodic Hard Rock & Metal and want to share all this goodness with you, the fans.

There is something for everybody here. For fans of classic American hard rock we have Dave Reynolds doing updated interviews with Angel, Starz and Legs Diamond. NOT to be missed! Elsewhere we talk in-depth to Aerosmith's Brad Whitford about his long awaiting second album with Derek St Holmes, as well as Bun E. Carlos on his time with Cheap Trick and debut solo CD.  We also have Johnny and Donnie Van Zant bringing us up to date on their new live album, and speaking of Southern Rock, Blackberry Smoke are here to discuss their latest release with us.

For 80s/90s US melodic hard rock we catch up with Tyketto, Hardline and Mitch Malloy to discuss their great new albums.
For Prog fans we have great interviews with Kansas, Marillion, Evergrey and The Room, DGM.
You want AOR?  You've got it! Change of Heart, Dante Fox, Angels Or Kings and Miss Behaviour.
Classic UK Rock? We talk to Ian Gillan, Status Quo and the Tygers of Pan Tang.
Symphonic Rock? We have a dose of Epica, Twilight Force, Delain and Sonata Arctica.
Plus even more interviews with Lordi, The Dead Daisies, Skillet, Beth Hart, Ray Wilson, Sabaton, Rox, Pain, Devin Townsend ' and so many MORE!!

But it's not just interviews and reviews - we have a stack of new features to complement our existing ones:
Alongside this issue's Take 5, Unsung Heroes (a 4 page look at the career of bassist Chuck Wright), Expert's Guide (FM) and Breaking Bands we have two new features starting this issue from Rob Evans: the first is called 'Sisters In Rock' and looks at the ladies who have brought some great music to us over the years; some well-known, others a little more underground. This first column features Darby Mills, Robin Beck, Toronto's Holly Woods and Storm's  Jeanette Chase. Rob also takes a dip into the world of hard to find AOR vinyl in 'The Vinyl Countdown'.

Add to this 40 PAGES of the most in-depth album reviews out there, then you can see we have totally gone to town on this issue.

Available in WH Smith shops across UK from September 15th (USA and Canada from mid October) and online at www.rocktopia.co.uk (both hard copy and pdf/mp3 downloads), do yourself a big favour and check out the BIGGEST and BEST magazine for all your Hard Rock and Melodic Metal needs.
 
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Thu
15
Sep

ANETTE OLZON Joins Forces With JANI LIIMATAINEN

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Frontiers Music Srl is very pleased to announce the launch of a new musical partnership between singer Anette Olzon and producer/songwriter/guitar player Jani Liimatainen for a new studio album, which will see release on the label in 2017.
 
Anette is mostly known for being the immaculate voice on hit albums from Nightwish such as 'Dark Passion Play' and 'Imaginareum'. Jani has recently been busy in Cain's Offering alongside Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto, but left a deep mark on the minds of all power metal fans thanks to his time in Sonata Arctica. They are now working together on a record which promises to be a huge statement in the European metal scene for years to come!
 
Jani says, "I have always been a big fan of Anette's voice and when the opportunity to work with her arose, writing and producing an album, it was something I just couldn't say no to! It has been a blast working on the songs already and I can't wait for the final result, this will be epic! The songs will be extremely melodic and to the point. My goal has been to write catchy songs with hooks that will haunt your dreams, and I think it's pretty much "mission accomplished". Stay tuned for something special!"
 
Anette adds, 'I am so looking forward to sing on an album with Jani and to finally work with Frontiers. I believe it will be a perfect match and I am really happy that Jani and Frontiers asked me to do this with them!'
 
Frontiers President Serafino Perugino concludes, 'I originally envisioned the musical alliance between those two musical giants and the fact that they liked the concept proposed makes me incredibly proud! Working with two high class musicians like Jani and Anette is a true honor and we will do our complete best to please them and to release a record which will make all the melodic and power metal fans very happy!'
 
Frontiers looks forward to releasing this record in mid to late 2017!
 
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Thu
15
Sep

STEPHEN PEARCY Joins The Frontiers Records Roster

 
Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the signing of STEPHEN PEARCY for the release of his 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. “I am very happy with the new music and the diversity of the songs. It's taken some time. I'm sure all the fans will be excited too. Also, to be involved with the Frontiers Music family is way cool,” says Stephen about the new songs which are coming to life now.
 
The good news is that the first taste of new music has been already made available! Check out “I Can’t Take It” now:

“Smash” will be mixed and mastered by none other than the legendary Beau Hill, the producer of RATT's first four albums, among many other hit records. Stephen will be supporting "Smash" with live dates in the U.S. and internationally. 

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 to 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” is planned for release in early 2017.

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

Photo Credit: Neil Zlowzower

 
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Tue
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Sep

KANE ROBERTS Signs To Frontiers Records For 2017 Album

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Kane Roberts to the label for the release of his next solo album, sometime in 2017.

Kane says, “[o]nce you strap on a guitar and make the hard coded decision to play music in the face of everything you know and don’t know, you find that “the life” (of a musician) has its way with you no matter what and WILL tear you up if you try and wander too far away. I may have stepped into other enterprises and projects, but I was never far from the jet stream that I was lucky enough to have been a part of in the 80s and 90s. Now, because of the new songs inside of me, my guitar and the fans I’m in contact with, I know the creative fire will burn me down if I don’t step back inside the flames. I believe the people at Frontiers Music Srl also feel that creative heat, the need to be an integral part of the music industry (their output is resoundingly prolific) and I don’t know of a better place for me to record and release my new album.

Over the last few years the songs, the messages, and the fans have been burning a hole on my insides. This new album has been gearing up for a while and the songs and messages I’ll be forging will emerge from the fire.

Sorry it took me so long, all kinds of life happened that will definitely find it’s way onto the record and yeah, I’m gonna hit this one hard."

Kane has recorded a total of four solo albums so far (also including the Phoenix Down project released on Frontiers in the late 90’s). Kane’s name and abilities first came to prominence on Alice Cooper’s “Constrictor” album, which was soon followed by his self-titled debut solo album in 1987. More albums and tours with Alice followed, making Kane a well known face in the business especially for his guitar skills, but also for his body-builder image and his now iconic machine-gun guitar.

As a solo recording artist, he has landed a few Top 40 hits and his varied musical background includes recording, writing and touring with artists such as Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Desmond Child, KISS, Diane Warren, Alice in Chains, Berlin, Guns N' Roses, Garland Jeffries and more. He’s also written or recorded music for films like Light Sleeper, Penelope Spheeris’ Decline of Western Civilization, Friday the 13th IV Jason Lives, John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, and more. In 1991, his second solo album, “Saints and Sinners” for Geffen Records included the Top 40 Billboard hit “Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?”, originally written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.

Follow Kane online:
http://www.kaneroberts.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kane.roberts2
https://twitter.com/Kane_Roberts

 
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Sep

UK Hard Rockers DOOMSDAY OUTLAW Sign to Frontiers


Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of the brand new, awesome hard rock band from Britain, DOOMSDAY OUTLAW for a multi-album deal.
 
DOOMSDAY OUTLAW is a ten-legged armageddon machine rolling out of the heart of the United Kingdom, coupling huge riffs and a killer groove with soaring blues vocals and tales of heartbreak and redemption. This hard rock five-piece came together piece by piece over the last two years, with everything clicking into place with the discovery of vocalist Phil Poole in the summer of 2015. John, the band's drummer, says of Phil: "He's our ace in the hole. Everything else was in place with the songwriting and performance, but Phil has just taken the band to the next level.' He joined the well-oiled unit of Steve Broughton and Gavin Mills (guitars), John 'Ironfoot' Willis (drums), and Indy (bass) and from there the band set out to bring their blend of heavy blues to the world at large.
 
The band initially released a critically-acclaimed independent debut album, 'Black River' in 2015, but knew that they wanted to showcase their new sound even more, so wasted no time in recording a couple of new tunes that summer. Those two tracks, "All That I Have" and "Wait Until Tomorrow", created a real buzz and the band knew that they wanted to start work on a full album as soon as possible. They spent the autumn gigging and writing before heading into the studio in the winter. The resulting album, 'Suffer More' was released in May 2016. The album featured fifteen tracks showcasing huge steps in songwriting and quickly gained rave reviews from around the world including 10/10 from Powerplay Magazine ("I doubt you will hear a better album this year"), a blistering review from Fireworks Magazine ("Now THIS is a find!") and Album of the Week from Worship Metal ("Doomsday Outlaw could release an album every 6 weeks and it'd be better than 99% of the bands out there!").
 
Please enjoy two videos from 'Suffer More' to get an idea of the sound of the band:

- "Fallback" https://youtu.be/i1FJ0rb6YzA
- "Bring You Pain" https://youtu.be/tX9ygEWuXA0

The band are currently hitting the road in support of 'Suffer More', as well as beginning work on the next set of tunes to unleash on the world.

"We have the luxury of having our own space, being based in a shack in the Derbyshire countryside. It's a bit like The Hills Have Eyes, but we spend our time working on tunes rather than trapping and eating unsuspecting tourists - which is probably for the best,' says Indy, the band's bassist. 'Steve is insatiable...bringing in new riffs or complete songs every time we get together, and it's great to have the space we have to get as loud as possible and bash them into more monster tunes."

'Suffer More' saw the band compared favourably to heavyweight rock icons from Led Zeppelin to the Allman Brothers Band, Pantera to Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry to Iron Maiden - and Steve is unfazed by that. "We all listen to whatever we want and every listen is a learning experience. You're constantly learning about dynamics, creating moods, lyrics, production - seeing things you'd want to emulate and things you want to avoid. The comparisons have been great - hugely flattering, and we never see the same band twice, which is good. That says to us that we're not copying any band that's gone before. We are the sum of our musical influences, and also our life experiences."

Indy agrees: "We're always willing to try new things musically, and give them the Doomsday Outlaw stamp and make them new again. I love the bands we've been compared to, and love the challenge of beating that standard on the next album."

The next DOOMSDAY OUTLAW album will be released on Frontiers Music in 2017.

DOOMSDAY OUTLAW are:
- Phil Poole - lead vocals
- Stephen Broughton - guitar
- Gavin Mills - guitar
- Indy - bass and backing vocals
- John Ironfoot Willis - drums

TOUR DATES
16 September - Real Time Live, Chesterfield
22 September - Fiddler's Elbow, Camden, London
25 September - The Hairy Dog, Derby
12 October - Subside, Digbeth, Birmingham
15 October - Corporation, Sheffield

Connect with Doomsday Outlaw:
Website: www.doomsdayoutlaw.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/doomsdayoutlaw
Twitter: www.twitter.com/doomsdayoutlaw

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12
Sep

TOTO Tribute Album 'Fanfields' Out October 1

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On October 1st 2016 the "Fanfields 2" Toto Tribute album will be released.
 
Almost 100 people (musicians, graphic artists, engineers, producers, studio's, etc) from all over the globe, pay tribute to Toto, and especially to Jeff, Mike and Fergie, by recording really cool versions of Toto songs.
 
The album was crowdfunded by the loyal Toto base. All profits of the album will be donated to three Toto related good causes: ALS Foundation, Cancer Foundation and the Michael Porcaro Memorial Sweet Relief Musicians fund.
 
To celebrate the release, a party & live concert will be held on October, 1st, in The Netherlands, with many international Fanfields musicians flying in to participate"
 
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Sep

SAECRED SPIRIT New Swedish Female Fronted Project


Debut single and video "Unbreakable" 

The year is 2024 ... For several billion years the universe has been governed by forces of equal strength and gravity, and equal parts good and evil. But times are about to change with the discovery of a previously unknown massive black hole in our solar system that threatens to devour everything that ever was and ever will be.
 
As the spiral of dark matter and darkness continues to rotate and close in on the fate of existence; hope is not lost with the unveiling of: “The Ashen Bridge”; a gateway to salvation created in the dreams of the young; the innocent children of the world that know no selfishness, only love.
 
When they cry out for help at the brink of destruction; somebody actually listens; her name is “Anuviel”.
 
“SAECRED SPIRIT” is a musical adventure from one of Sweden’s best kept secrets. It is an exciting journey that tells the story of Anuviel - a female emissary of light from a parallel world very close to ours that has been made aware that humanity is on the verge of destruction. The truth is even more disturbing; she soon finds out. The world has been dying for a very long time, burdened by the cacophony of tormented souls and the dissonance of species longing for a home of love and warmth.

Anuviel is a harbinger of life; a guardian of the very essence of time and space, and as such, a being that is eternal; keeper of the secret key made of sound that opens the gates that lead from The Ashen Bridge to any place in the universe. With such power, comes great responsibility and great danger; so she has to hide her inner light - veil her eyes, from forces that want nothing else than darkness to reign.

Faster than any light or thought, Anuviel - is a messenger of hope and strength. Her own sacred steed is a unicorn with the ability to “sing” and enlighten the world that unity of spirit brings the gift of music.

It is time to listen and build strength for what is about to come.

SAECRED SPIRIT:
Anuviel
- Vocals & Keyboards

with:
Lars Chriss - Guitars & Drums (Lion’s Share, Seven)
Andy Loos - Bass (Glory, Lion’s Share, Seven)
Jeff Paris - Backing Vocals (Mr. Big, Vixen, Y&T)

Music & Lyrics by: Anuviel
Produced & Mixed by: Lars Chriss (www.noterious.eu)

Mastered at Masterplant by: Mike Lind
Photo by: Tallee Savage
Video Filmed & Edited by: Mats Vassfjord
Album / Single Artwork & Graphics by: C.A. Beckston (Blekkmark Design Studio)
Web:
www.facebook.com/saecredspirit
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/saecredspirit


 
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