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12
Dec

TOTO Look Towards 40th Anniversary With Classic Remasters & New Music

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All members of TOTO have been busy over the last few months working with SONY on new remasters of their entire catalogue – along with a promised box set to celebrate the band’s upcoming 40th Anniversary in 2018.
 
Newly unearth tracks, rarities and even new material is all inbound, with Steve Lukather stating that working on the old material has inspired the guys to get working on new material, hitting the studio in January!
 
Here’s what Luke had to say on the remasters: “It is all 192 Resolution sonically from raw un EQ'd tapes w/ NO compression and the EQ is just right and CLEAR and huge. Like never before. Not even close!  Truly remarkable difference on the old stuff.” And “Mind Blowing-This is your life week Re-Mastering 11 Toto albums+… HUGE thanks to Elliot, Gavin and Rueben! 1st 3 like never before!”
 
On his Facebook page, Luke goes further in depth:
 
“It is all from the ORIGINAL album mixes but reshaped EQ wise but NO compression added at all!! We are hearing subtle parts that were buried in the old mixes on the early albums. Remember we had to mix for Vinyl back then and there were sonic rules we HAD to deal with that were a drag. Elliot Schiener, Gavin Lurrsen and his co -mastering engineer Rueben did some amazing things. It’s like a blanket was taken off the speakers on our 1-3 records and just a tweak here and there from Toto IV on.
We found a 5.1 mix of IV Elliot did yrs ago that was never released... SO many treats/ surprises will be in there as well, some great liner notes on all 11 SONY albums and photos and personal stuff... and it is like we re-mixed the early stuff, the first 3 albums, but we didn't! It's SO clear and hi fi! This was an amazing experience.
 
It has inspired us to write the NEW music we start on Jan 9th - March. Many surprises and ' treats' will be included. Out 2018 but we will tour 2017 as well. Some festivals in Europe and then the USA. A surprise is coming there as well. It is all working us up to the 40th Anniversary in 2018. 2 year world tour to follow. That’s all for now. Happy Holidays to you all…”
 
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Fri
09
Dec

THEOCRACY - Ghost Ship (Showcase)

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Ghost Ship
Produced By: 
Matt Smith
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Metal

The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY will release their new album "Ghost Ship" on October 28th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records. Information on different editions and formats will be announced soon.
 
With Ghost Ship, Theocracy perfects the lively and fully-realized sound of As the World Bleeds, delivering 10 muscular and streamlined tracks that never lose focus and combine for one memorable journey. You like midtempo singalong anthems? Try the “Ghost Ship” title track. Thrashy rhythms and intensity?  “The Wonder of It All” should be to your liking. Emotional ballads with huge melodic hooks? Go “Around the World and Back.”  Or if you prefer epic, progressive tracks that do all these things and more, 10-minute album closer “Easter” is sure to be a favorite. Each song on Ghost Ship stands alone and has a unique signature, but every moment sounds unmistakably like Theocracy.
 
“So many kids were coming up to us after shows and telling us their stories,” says Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith. “A lot of them were searching for purpose and a place to fit in, and having grown up as an awkward and unpopular kid myself, their words really stuck with me. I started thinking about what a band of misfits Jesus’ disciples were:  fishermen, tax collectors, and people of little consequence in the eyes of the world. Sometimes the ones most people don’t see, or choose to look straight through the ghosts of society, as it were, dead to the world end up having the biggest impact. That’s where the title and idea for Ghost Ship came from: all the misfits, the uncool, the outcasts, there is a place where you do fit in. Although Ghost Ship is not a concept album, this is a recurring theme, particularly in the title track and ‘Castaway.’”
 
 
"Ghost Ship" track listing:
01. Paper Tiger
02. Ghost Ship
03. The Wonder Of It All
04. Wishing Well
05. Around the World and Back
06. Stir the Embers
07. A Call To Arms
08. Currency In A Bankrupt World
09. Castaway
10. Easter
 
Theocracy online:
Official website: http://www.theocracymusic.com
Official facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/theocracyband
 

Order links:
Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/Ghost-Ship-Theocracy/dp/B01J94EKMQ
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghost-ship/id1157254068
Amazon.de: www.amazon.de/Ghost-Ship-Theocracy/dp/B01J94EKMQ
Amazon.co.uk: www.amazon.co.uk/Ghost-Ship-Theocracy/dp/B01J94EKMQ

 

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Fri
09
Dec

ENBOUND - The Blackened Heart (Showcase)

Artist: 
The Blackened Heart
Produced By: 
Enbound
Running Time: 
40
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Metal

While fans wait for a new Work Of Art album; here's something very cool to check out - this is a great album!
 
The Swedish melodic metal band ENBOUND just released their new album "The Blackened Heart" in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings and in Japan through Bickee Music.

The song "Get Ready For" can be streamed at YouTube:

 

ENBOUND is:
Lee Hunter [Lars Säfsund - Work of Art] - Vocals
Swede - Bass
Marvin Flowberg - Guitars
Mike Cameron Force [ex. Zonata] - Drums

"The Blackened Heart" contains a nice mix of heavy and up tempo songs, all with their own strong and grasping melodies. Enbound prove with "The Blackened Heart" that they can handle any angle of melodic metal. Like on their debut album, the characteristic powerful arrangements remain with the fantastic and emotional vocals from Lee Hunter on top.

The album was mastered by Jacob Hansen [Amaranthe, Volbeat, Primal Fear] and guests on the album includes Linnéa Wikström [Kamelot, Therion] and Mike LePond [Symphony X].

Link to the music video for "Give Me Light": https://youtu.be/lySYCcIDc5E

ENBOUND online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/enbound

Inner Wound Recordings online
Website: http://www.innerwound.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/innerwoundrecordings

 
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Fri
09
Dec

AOR Heaven Announces Jauary Titles - JIM JIDHED & SWEET MARY JANE

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AOR Heaven will issue albums from Alien singer JIM JIDHED and Swedish Melodic Rock band SWEET MARY JANE on january 27.

 
Jim Jidhed - “Push On Through”

 
Jim Jidhed, the singer of the band Alien singer,  will release his 6th solo album on January 27.
‘Push On Through’ is a heavier record than the previous ones. It still has the mark of AOR to it, but also a straight hard rock feeling at times. Producer Daniel Flores, who had a vision for this album, really nails that vision sound wise. Jim’s voice is stronger than ever at 53, and here all his experience, feeling, heart and soul come together in a very powerful way.

Jidhed was born 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He began playing and singing around the age of ten, and formed his first real band when he was 12-13 years old. At the time he was 16 he started a group called ‘Glamour’, and it was with this band things began to get more serious. 1982, at the age of nineteen, Jidhed released his first ever single with the band ‘Glamour’.  The label was named ‘Polar’ and the woman who signed the band was Marie Andersson, daughter of Stickan (ABBA ) Andersson.

In 1986 Jidhed wrote a musical and played that in the spring of ‘87. At the same time, in December ’86, he teamed up with a new Swedish band that took the name ‘Alien’. Alien released two singles during ‘87, ‘Headstrong’ and ‘ I’ll Survive’, and by the fall they recorded  ‘Only One Woman’ at ‘Polar’ studio. Alien recorded their first album early in ’88, at ‘Sound City’ studios in Los Angeles, and just a bit later that year they got a huge hit with ‘Only One Woman’ and headlined a big tour the full  spring and summer. For personal reasons Jim left the band in the fall of 1988.

Between 1989 and 2005, the Swedish born singer released five solo albums until he and the original members from Alien teamed up once more, after over twenty years. They released a single, ‘Ready to fly’, and began playing some selected shows, performing  (the songs of) their debut album. They decided to write a new album, and released ‘ Eternity’ in 2014.

Jim released his fifth solo album in December 2015, titled ‘Tankar i vinternatten’. It’s kind of a Christmas record, but with Swedish lyrics more into to the depth of things surrounding Christmas, and the state of mind of people around that time of year.

This year 2016, Johan Nyhlén - a true fan of Jim, Alien and the AOR genre - introduced Jim to producer Daniel Flores. Daniel had wanted to work with Jidhed for a long time, and now the two of them hooked up. ‘Push On Through’ is an album that, from the beginning, was meant to sound different from anything Jim has done in the past. And for sure, Daniel has made that happen. Daniel, who played the drums on the album himself, produced a heavier and tougher sound.
Further, on the release you find Ken Sandin (Alien) playing the bass, guitars were performed by Michael Palace and Philip Lindstrand, and Rolf Pilotti took care of the backing vocals. Jim's son Robin Jidhed was both the engineer and sounding board when Jim recorded his lead vocals.

 

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Sweet Mary Jane - Winter In Paradise

 
  

 
Sweet Mary Jane was formed in the summer of 2012 in Sundsvall, Sweden, by Tomas Nässlin (ex, Roulette), Per Olof Åsberg (ex-Airborn) and young talents Alexander Olsson (ex-Anacondah) and Andreas Sparby (ex-L.A.C.K.).

They wrote the song “Fire in your eyes” with Tomas Lundgren from Roulette that Nässlin had kept in touch with from his time in the band. Later on Tomas Berggren (ex-Razamanaz) stepped up to take over the vocals. Tomas is the brother of Stefan Berggren who is known from Berggren Kerslake band, Grand Slam and also Snakes In Paradise.
 

The wide variety of musical influences really shows a great AOR sound that the band is really proud of. Lars Chriss of Lions Share produced their debut album “Winter In Paradise”.
 

 

 

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Fri
09
Dec

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Legend GREG LAKE - RIP - December 7, 2016

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London, UK - Legendary Greg Lake sadly passed away on Wed. Dec. 7th. As a founding member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Greg Lake has been a major force in music for over 40 years. He has long been considered a legendary voice and musical powerhouse whose impact changed the landscape of rock and roll. Many simply refer to him as 'The Voice'.
 
Greg was just finishing his autobiography titled 'Lucky Man', which is  scheduled for release in 2017.
 
Says his long time manger and friend Stewart Young, 'Yesterday, December 7th, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart forever, as he has always been. Despite his illness which he knew to be terminal he always took the view about his life, career and family that he was indeed a lucky man... His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief. Many thanks.'
 
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Fri
09
Dec

DEREK DAVIS Uncovers His 'Revolutionary Soul'

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Derek Davis, former Arista Records recording artist and Babylon A.D. front man follows up the successful reception of his first solo debut REVOLT with his new 12-song release, REVOLUTIONARY SOUL—a diverse collection of songs in which Davis pens nine, plays all instruments, sings, arranges, and produces.
 
Davis’s exploration of combining old school R&B, Funk, and Hard Rock is awe-inspiring and leaves the listener wanting more. The funk driven, hard-hitting title track “Revolutionary Soul” delivers the angst and vocal delivery he is known for. Both lyrically and musically the track speaks to the frustration and passion of the forgotten man in today’s ever changing world.
 
The second track “Rapture” is a sensual tale of a cat and mouse encounter between the sexes with an infectious groove. A brand new version of the Amy Winehouse hit “Valerie” shows Davis can take any song and turn it on its head to make it his own.
 
With “Think About It,” “Love and Abuse,” and the 1923 Jimmy Cox blues song “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” Davis brings out the horn sections, B3, and some great storytelling, along with some tasteful guitar leads.
 
The sultry ballads “Vicious Heart,” “King of Fools,” and “Stop! Wait a Minute” paint a beautiful landscape of broken hearts and lost love. Bobby Womack’s “Woman’s Gotta Have It” and “Picture of Love” keep the soul train moving right along.
 
On the last track, “All The Roads,” Davis lyrically bares his soul—emotionally and spiritually—providing a glimpse of his inner self, while weaving a sonic atmosphere of guitar sounds deep into the mind of the listener.
 
Derek Davis is a creative and talented performer, singer, songwriter, musician, and producer who delivers it all with REVOLUTIONARY SOUL!
 
01 Revolutionary Soul
02 Rapture
03 Valerie
04 Think About It
05 Love And Abuse
06 Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
07 Vicious Heart
08 Woman's Gotta Have It
09 King Of Fools
10 Picture Of Love
11 Stop! Wait A Minute
12 All The Roads
 
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Wed
07
Dec

THUNDER Will 'Rip It Up' In February

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New Album - It's Called... "Rip It Up" - Released Feb 10th 2017
 
Yes people, we're extremely chuffed to announce that our new studio album is finished, and it is AMAZING! We can say this of course because we've heard it, so you'll have to trust us..
It was recorded in 3 sessions (March, June and August) and it's a real step up in every direction. There are 11 brand new cracking tunes, all written as ever by Luke. He also produced it, and our old mate Nick Brine recorded it at Rockfield in Monmouth (as with Wonder Days).
This time we made a few changes, with some new mixing ears wrapped around it in the form of the talented Clint Murphy at Modern World, and Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, who mastered it in New York USA.
The album artwork was done by a fantastic Norwegian artist (yes he's an artist) called Magnus Gjoen. His work focuses on how things are not always what they seem, which we think is a bit like us..
 
There will be formats galore, and also like Wonder Days, there will be a whole bunch of Thunder Store Only exclusive items. All of these will be available to pre-order tomorrow morning at 09:00, so pop back here and check it all out babies!
Paul Anthony will get the world exclusive first play of the title song "Rip It Up" at 08:10 tomorrow morning on Planet Rock, so tune in, have a listen, and spread the word. With your help, on February 10th 2017, we're going to Rip It Up, all over again...
 
Thanks
BCDH&L
 

 

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Tue
06
Dec

New TNT Album Due In Early 2017

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Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome TNT to the label for a release of the band’s forthcoming brand new studio album in spring 2017!
 
Earlier in 2016, singer Tony Harnell and guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø started writing new TNT material together for the first time in over 10 years. The music is truly exciting and the new record promises to be a landmark release for the band!
 
Ronni says: "We have made our best album to date, and are excited to work with Frontiers to get it out to our fans!"
Tony adds: "We are looking forward to tour worldwide in 2017/18 and to play in as many places as we can."
 
The band’s lineup is now completed by drummer Diesel Dahl, Ove Husemoen on bass and Roger Gilton on keyboards.
 
TNT have already set a few shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album “Tell No Tales”, with more planned after the new album’s release.
 
Confirmed shows include:
12 January – Gjøvik Studenthus, Gjøvik
13 January – Rockfeller, Oslo
14 January - Union Scene, Drammen
20 January - Royal Garden, Trondheim
21 January - Hurtigrutas Hus, Stockmarknes
28 January - Kongesalen, Bergen
2-7 February – Monsters of Rock Cruise, USA
 
TNT was formed in Norway back in 1982, releasing their eponymous debut album the following year. After some changes in the line up, the now classic "Knights Of The New Thunder" was released in the fall of 1984, with a lineup consisting of extremely talented guitar player Ronni Le Tekrø, drummer Diesel Dahl, American singer Tony Harnell, and bass player Morty Black.
 
Throughout the eighties, the band released the melodic hard rock gems "Tell No Tales" and "Intuition", while building a fan base in Europe, America and Japan, where "Intuition" became a massive hit.
 
In the early nineties the band broke up, but TNT returned with a couple more albums later in the decade, before disappearing again. At the turn of the millennium, TNT slowly began to rise once more, and came back full force when "My Religion" was released to rave reviews in 2004. The band then went through several line-up and stylistic changes, but they are now ready to take the hard rock world by storm with their new album.
 
Follow the band for updates on the new album: www.facebook.com/TNTtheband  and www.TNTtheband.com
 

 

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Mon
05
Dec

UNRULY CHILD Deliver 'Can't Go Home' February 24

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The release of the highly anticipated new studio album from UNRULY CHILD, “Can’t Go Home” happens on February 24th, 2017.
 
You can pre-order it here: http://radi.al/CantGoHome
 
Marcie Free (vocalist - King Kobra, Signal), Bruce Gowdy (guitarist – Stone Fury, World Trade), and Guy Allison (keyboardist – Lodgic, World Trade, Doobie Brothers) together with the original rhythm section from the first record, drummer - Jay Schellen (Hurricane, World Trade, current touring member of Yes) and bassist - Larry Antonino (Pablo Cruise), are back again with an awesome rock album, which will please old and new fans alike!
 
Early in 2016, we decided to make time and give it a go once again with all five Unruly Child members,” tells Guy Allison. “The new album, "Can't Go Home" has now become my favorite set of Unruly Child Band songs and performances ever. True story!”
 
The group has generated an exciting new album reflecting its musical roots in contemporary and classic rock sensibilities. With the return to the original line-up from the debut album, they have discovered that while time may pass, some things never change…
 
We are so excited with this new album coming out in February,” adds Marcie Free. “And if you find that you still got the heebie-jeebies after that and are in need of another transfusion of Unruly - try a shot of our new box set coming out too! It's got practically everything we've ever done in it and that should hold over even the most shakiest UC junkies for at least as long as it takes before we hit your area for some live shows! So come on get on board baby! The UC Train is about to blast off!!”
 
The band is, in fact. also working on a box set release of their independent albums, which will see the light of day in spring on Frontiers. “We put together all the earlier material that's out of print (the first album non-withstanding - you know, lawyers!) together in one package - one box set - to make available to our fans,” concludes Guy. News about the box set release will be coming soon.
 
With so much excitement centered around their new record, it has sparked talk of touring...Will they hit the road? News will also be coming on that front very shortly.
 
The future looks very promising with the return of Unruly Child, stay tuned and get ready to enjoy another superior slice of melodic rock from these masters!
 
“Can’t Go Home” tracklisting:
1. The Only One
2. Four Eleven
3. Driving Into The Future
4. Get On Top
5. See If She Floats
6. She Can't Go Home
7. Point Of View
8. Ice Cold Sunshine
9. When Love Is Here
10. Sunlit Sky
11. Someday Somehow
 
UNRULY CHILD:
Marcie Free – Vocals
Bruce Gowdy – Guitars
Guy Allison – Keyboards
Larry Antonino – Bass guitar
Jay Schellen – Drums
 
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Fri
02
Dec

TOKYO MOTOR FIST Announce Their Debut Album


You don’t need to be a die-hard '80s metal fan to know that the fruits of an artistic alliance between Danger Danger singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of TRIXTER is going to make melodic rock fans rejoice! The two musicians from New Jersey have recently created TOKYO MOTOR FIST and the new band is ready to unleash on the world their self-titled debut album on February 24, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Indeed, Tokyo Motor Fist is exactly what you would expect: catchy and uplifting hard rock, the way is should be! You want big – we mean, BIG - hooks? You got ‘em. What about major guitar riffs? Of course there’s plenty of those. Killer rhythm section? Well, with Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Alice Cooper) and Chuck Burgi (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Lynn Turner) you simply can’t go wrong!
 
Ted and Steve have been friends for a long time. They were playing the same club circuit with their respective bands, Danger Danger and Trixter, when both bands were starting their careers. Over the years, they've had a great personal relationship and the idea of doing a record together has been in the cards for many years. Now, thanks to Frontiers this concept has become a reality.
 
To say that I’m excited for the world to hear TOKYO MOTOR FIST would be an understatement,” says Steve Brown. “Working on this project with my Rock and Roll Brothers Ted Poley, Greg Smith & Chuck Burgi was a total blast….We had fun and it shows in the performances and in the music! As a songwriter I couldn’t be happier with the way the songs came together. Fans of TRIXTER, DANGER DANGER, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and Cheap Trick will get the best of all those worlds.”
 
Ted Poley adds: “Working with guys of this caliber was amazing. I was excited to collaborate with my long time friend Steve Brown, who is not only a really great songwriter and guitarist but also an insanely cool producer! The band sounds great and very high energy. The vocals of Steve and I along with his SHREDDING guitar, combined with the World Class rhythm Powerhouse section of Greg Smith and Chuck Burgi is amazing, what a cool band - the sound is HUGE. But it’s the songs that drew me into making this album in the beginning and the record is full of catchy songs with massive choruses and great melodies and sounds BIG BIG BIG! I am beyond THRILLED with the final result and I hope you will be too.”
 
Beefy and energetic, “Tokyo Motor Fist” is sure to please not only Ted Poley, Danger Danger, and Trixter's fans, but all fans of melodic hard rock. Don't miss this superb release!
 
TOKYO MOTOR FIST tracklisting:
1. Pickin' Up The Pieces
2. Love Me Insane
3. Shameless
4. Love
5. Black And Blue
6. You're My Revolution
7. Don't Let Me Go
8. Put Me To Shame
9. Done To Me
10. Get You Off My Mind
11. Fallin' Apart
 
TOKYO MOTOR FIST:
Ted Poley – Vocals
Steve Brown – Guitars, Vocals
Greg Smith – Bass guitar
Chuck Burgi – drums
 
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Fri
02
Dec

PLACE VENDOME Album 'Close to the Sun' Due February 24

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Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the brand new PLACE VENDOME album, “Close to the Sun” on February 24th, 2017.
 
One of the most popular projects put together over the years by Frontiers' President Serafino Perugino, Place Vendome was an idea sparked during a phone conversation between Serafino and former Helloween singer Michael Kiske, where they discussed their common passion for several melodic rock giants of the 80’s. The Hamburg singer agreed to be part of a studio project where he would sign songs written especially for him by various writers with an AOR/melodic rock flavor.
 
The amazing reception of the first PLACE VENDOME album released in 2005 planted the seeds for a second recording, “Streets of Fire”, which was recorded during 2008 and for a third album, “Thunder in the Distance,” which was released in 2013. Being a project so close to Kiske’s heart, it was agreed during 2016 that work on a new album would start with his Unisonic  bandmate Dennis Ward at the production helm, as usual.
 
Of the album, Ward said, "Upon receiving the demos for the new songs intended for the new Place Vendome record I was a bit concerned because a few vocal styles seemed to go against what Michael Kiske is known for vocally. After talking together we agreed to just let the melodies come out naturally, without trying to imitate or “reproduce” the demos. Michael really stood up to this on the new album. He did “his” thing, with no compromises. He managed to make the songs his own and brought all the songs to another level. I have a lot of respect for him because of this and now the album is much more than just another AOR album. That being said I have to pay high respects to the other musicians on the album: Dirk Bruineberg proved again that he is a multi-talented drummer that can literally pull of any groove, any style of any era with the highest of expectations. Günter Werno is also a gem amongst a pile of stones. He really shines on this album and holds all the songs together, true to the Place Vendome sound. Uwe Reitenauer is also a master of his instrument taking over duties that were critical and complicated to say the least. He has the perfect AOR tone and can implement it no matter what type of song you throw at him. The rest of the “guests" that helped out made this album into a truly interesting compilation and also making this a milestone for Place Vendome. That being said, it’s the first Place Vendome album where I feel that we have achieved our trademark sound. This is how we want to be heard and this is how we imagine ourselves to sound."
 
Speaking of other album guests, once again, Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) was one of the first to answer the call to participate and offered the awesome song, “Falling Star” to the project. Jani Liimatainen (Cain's Offering, ex Sonata Arctica) was the next contributor with the epic “Welcome to the Edge”, the album’s tour de force. Following Labyrinth’s reunion, guitarist Olaf Thorsen sat with Eternal Idol, Angra and Rhapsody singer Fabio Lione and offered “Helen” and “Riding the Ghost”. Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino then proposed that his favourite DGM song, “Hereafter” be included. This brought DGM’s main composer, Simone Mularoni into the picture and he wrote the album’s title track and “Across the Times”. Alessandro Del Vecchio also offered two new songs, “Strong” and “Yesterday Is Gone”, while Secret Sphere’s guitarist Aldo LoNobile wrote “Distant Skies” and “Breathing”. The full picture was finally completed with a new song written by Swedish melodic rock artist Michael Palace (Palace, Skylander), “Light Before the Dark”.
 
Kiske and Ward wanted to make the album a little bit special, so besides the “usual suspects” (including drummer Dirk Bruinenberg, Vanden Plas’ ivory tinkler Gunter Werno and Pink Cream 69’s Uwe Reineauer on guitars), some guitar heavyweights appear on the recordings. The list includes Alfred Koffler and (of course) Uwe Reineauer of Pink Cream 69, Magnus Karlsson, Michael Klein, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Simone Mularoni, and Unisonic guitarists Kai Hansen and Mandy Meyer among the others.
 
Kiske comments: “The production with my buddy Dennis was great, as always, but what I especially like about this album - beside the new microphone I used that Dennis has built me - is the various styles of the songs. It is all a still very AOR-produced album, but we also have progressive or ''wilder'' elements here and there. It was (again) interesting to see how much the songs change until you finally reach the mixing stage.”
 
In a year that will see Michael Kiske rejoin with his old HELLOWEEN bandmates for a unique world tour, PLACE VENDOME’s new album is the icing on the cake of a special and very rewarding period for the German singer.
 
All in all, “Close to the Sun” is probably the most hard rocking release ever from Place Vendome and an absolute monster of an album!
 
“Close to the Sun” tracklisting:
1. Close To The Sun
2. Welcome To The Edge
3. Hereafter
4. Strong
5. Across The Times
6. Riding The Ghost
7. Light Before The Dark
8. Falling Star
9. Breathing
10. Yesterday Is Gone
11. Helen
12. Distant Skies
 
Produced by Dennis Ward
 
- Lead Vocals - Michael Kiske
- Backing vocals - Dennis Ward, Michael Kiske // Additional Choirs on “Strong” by Alessandro Del Vecchio
- Bass - Dennis Ward
- Keyboards - Günter Werno
- Drums – Dirk Bruinenberg
- All Rhythm Guitars by Dennis Ward, except: "Welcome To The Edge", "Across The Times", "Close To The Sun", "Hearafter" – Rhythm Guitars by Uwe Reitenauer
- Guitar solo by Michael Klein on "Yesterday Is Gone", "Distant Skies", "Strong", "Breathing".
- Guitar solo by Uwe Reitenauer on "Close To the Sun"
- Guitar solo by Alfred Koffler on "Welcome To The Edge"
- Guitar solo by Magnus Karlsson on "Falling Star"
- Guitar solo by Gus G on "Light Beyond The Dark"
- Guitar solo by Simone Mularoni on "Hearafter"
- Guitar solo by Mandy Meyer on "Helen"
- Guitar solo by Kai Hansen on "Riding The Ghost" and "Across The Times"

 

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Fri
02
Dec

New MelodicRock.com Wombat Tshirt

 
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Thu
01
Dec

SANTA AN WINDS Debut One For AOR/Westcoast Fans

 
A new project from AOR Blvd Records
Featuring three lead vocalists, David Saylor (Push UK and Wild Rose), Brad Henshaw (Road Kings) and newbie Rebecca Owen.
 

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AOR Blvd states: "Let’s be honest, CDs of this standard do not get made very easily in 2016.  What is on offer here is AOR vintage sound which captures the genre perfectly.  Adding carefully crafted and selected obscure covers with some even more obscure demos which have been especially re-recorded for this release."
 
1.    Don’t Stand In My Way
2.    Blinded
3.    In Time
4.    Love Is Mystery
5.    Clocks
6.    Tear Drop
7.    You
8.    If We Call It Love
 
 

 
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Thu
01
Dec

AGE OF AQUARIOUS Prepare Their 'Dawn' February 7

 
Rock Company would like to introduce you to their new project Age Of Aquarius!
 
We are in the Age Of Aquarius and it was never about fluffy bunny rabbits, unicorns and walking around in wifty wafty clothes’… It’s about great changes and destruction of the old, which will eventually bring birth to the new.

Uranus, God of the sky and the heavens, is the ruler of Aquarius. Destruction & Change being the key parts of this sign – which then awakens new thinking, creativity and brings people back to life.  In Astrology, the energies of Uranus are electric and crammed with change. Uranus is forward-looking. It balks at tradition, and celebrates originality and individuality.

And Aquarius empties the vessel of the old, in order to refill it with new fresh waters.
 
And here we have 2 Aquarians taking on the challenge of bringing something new to the table. Original and fresh. On instruments we have Dutchmen Peter Cox (Forest Field, Earthshine), who also wrote the songs. All vocals are provided by the lovely Zoe Ehinger, born and raised in England, but now a resident of the USA. Heavily influenced by Astrology and the mysteries of this and other worlds, Zoe rewrote  the lyrics to express her feelings on the topics at hand.
 
Watch and listen to the track Darling Jupiter, from the album Dawn Of The Age Of Aquarius, out February 3, 2017:
 
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Thu
01
Dec

FOREST FIELD's 4th Album 'Lonely Desert' Out Now

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Forest Field are back with  their fourth full length album. After the award winning Angels album (best Rock album of 2015 on One World Music Radio), Forest Field just dived in with eyes closed and set out to make an even more exciting album. Loosely based on the Dune saga from Frank Herbert and other science fiction topics, Lonely Desert raises the bar even further. From instrumental tracks, to the epic Fear, the band bring their trademark melodies, harmonies and impressive guitar work to the next level. Let alone the beautiful art from the famous Blekkmark Design Studio…
 
Tracks:
·         Valley Of Pain (7:10)
·         Coriolis (7:01)*
·         Doomed In The Desert (6:21)
·         Alienation (Stranger In Me) (5:08)
·         To Bits (3:01)*
·         Asleep (5:24)
·         Into The Light (5:25)
·         Riding The Worm (3:27)*
·         The Confrontation (5:05)
·         Fear (15:10)
*  instrumental.
 
The video EPK:
 

 

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Thu
01
Dec

LIONVILLE Roar Back To Life February 24

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of LIONVILLE's third album, 'A World Of Fools' on February 24, 2017.
 
Born as a project dedicated to pure AOR with a touch of Westcoast and melodic rock, LIONVILLE draw musical inspiration from acts like Toto, Richard Marx, Giant, Bad English, Survivor Band, and Boulevard. The band was started by Stefano Lionetti, a songwriter, singer, and guitarist based in Genova, Italy and his brother Alessandro. After years of playing the local club circuit of Genova, Stefano formed LIONVILLE Official with the encouragement and help of Pierpaolo 'Zorro' Monti (Shining Line) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Revolution Saints, Ted Poley, etc.). With the involvement of singer Lars Safsund (Work of Art), LIONVILLE quickly took shape and became something very near and dear to everyone involved.
 
With two critically acclaimed releases - which came out in 2011 and 2012 ' Lionville managed to find their place in the European melodic rock scene while also appearing at Firefest in Nottingham in 2012. With their combination of rockin' AOR tunes and classic Westcoast AOR sounds, Lionville piqued the interest of Frontiers, who signed the band in early 2016.
 
'It's a very important record for LIONVILLE, since we are coming back after four years of silence,' says Stefano Lionetti. 'I really wanted to make happy all the fans who waited so long for it. As a producer and songwriter I have done my best to create a high class record, but with the right variety. You will find classic Melodic Rock songs, a couple of ballads, songs in the style of the previous record and of course a lot of attention on the arrangements. I also wanted to have more of a band feel with this record and I am very proud of the final result.'
 
'These songs have been fun to sing and they're really good,' adds Lars Safsund.
 
Recorded by a gifted cast of experienced studio cats and upcoming talents and produced by Stefano Lionetti, the new album, 'A World Of Fools' finds a winning combination of very strong songwriting (courtesy also of Robert Sall, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Bruce Gaitsch, Soren Kronkvist, Gianluca Firmo, Thomas Vikstrom, and Ida West) and stellar musical performances, crowned by impressive lead vocals and an album mix that gives space to all the significant little details.
 
The LIONVILLE team has high hopes that people will embrace their vision of a reinvigorated musical genre and everyone is looking forward to continuing the LIONVILLE story with another awesome contribution to melodic rock music.
 
Enjoy the album EPK here:
 

 
Tracklisting:
1. I Will Wait
2. Show Me The Love
3. Bring Me Back Our Love
4. Heaven Is Right Here
5. A World Of Fools
6. One More Night
7. All I Want
8. Living On The Edge
9. Our Good Goodbye
10. Paradise
11. Image Of Your Soul
 
LIONVILLE:
Stefano Lionetti: Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
Lars Safsund: Lead & Backing vocals
Michele Cusato: Guitars
Giulio Dagnino: Bass
Martino Malacrida: Drums
 
Weblinks:
www.facebook.com/LIONVILLEofficial
www.lionville.it

 
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Wed
30
Nov

CITY OF THIEVES Set To Arrive in 2017

 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of British hard rockers CITY OF THIEVES to the label for the release of the band's new full length album in 2017!
 
Since making their live debut at Camden Rocks Festival in May, the buzz has been spreading about City of Thieves 'no frills, no messin' around, no gimmicks' it is heavy rock in it's purest form and will send you running straight to the front of the stage with no-nonsense sledgehammer riffs, hooks and melodies.
 
Working with acclaimed artist and producer Toby Jepson (Little Angels, The Answer, Wayward Sons), City Of Thieves frontman/bassist Jamie Lailey knew at an early stage the band wanted to take rock by the scruff of it's neck and give it a good shake. "We knew what we wanted to do, we'd been devouring the songwriting and if we were inclined, we could have released a ton of material out of the gate. Toby took what we had and refined it. I'm glad we sat back and digested things with him, it was a major
turning point for the band."
 
With producer Toby Jepson at the helm, Mike Fraser on mixing duties and mastering by Simon Francis (Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs, Primal Scream) the presentation of this new material was in the best of hands.
 
When asked what he thought about City Of Thieves, Mike Fraser simply replied "Killer band...Killer songs". This is not a throwaway comment, this is from a true craftsman who has worked on albums for Metallica, AC/DC, Slipknot, Aerosmith, and more.
 
So what about the songs? "The new material has bags of groove, different speeds and attitude. We mix it up but keep it genuine and made sure everything flows. Why play something that's monotonous, I'm not saying we're reinventing the wheel but if you think your own music is boring, why inflict that on your audience?" says Will Richards (drums). "We can't wait to unleash the other tunes and get on the road to play live," chips in Lailey.
 
With Planet Rock Radio playlisting 'Incinerator' and a string of festivals and shows under their belts, including Camden Rocks Festival, Planet Rockstock, Hard Rock Hell, Bloodstock Festival, Legends Of Rock and Ramblin' Man Fair, City Of Thieves is geared up to bring the rock in 2017!
 
These guys aren't just here to steal your soul for the love of rock n' roll...they're here to DEVOUR it. Tune in, turn it up...we'll see you down the front.
 
To get an early taste of music, take a look at the 'Incinerator' lyric video now: https://youtu.be/6y0PCBej1RE
 
CITY OF THIEVES are:
 
Vocals/Bass - Jamie Lailey
Guitar/Backing Vox - Ben Austwick
Guitar/Backing Vox - Adam Wardle
Drums/Backing Vox - Will Richards
 
Weblinks:
www.cityofthieves.london
www.facebook.com/cityofthievesuk  
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Tue
29
Nov

Guitarist CHRIS GREEN Set To Unleash New EP ‘Unveil’

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Best known as the guitarist for metal veterans Tyketto and Rubicon Cross, Chris Green will be showcasing his six-string skills on an all-instrumental five-song EP, ‘Unveil,’ which will be issued on December 2nd (for which a teaser video can be viewed here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6RRFSGKJ9c). The release comes hot on the heels of Tyketto’s latest offering, ‘Reach,’ which was released via Frontier Records on October 14th.
 
“Unveil", the first single from the EP release will be made available on Friday, November 18th, 2016 and can be purchased here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unveil-single/id1174379721

“I think a lot of people have forgotten what it is to be moved by a piece of music that uses no lyrics,” explains Green. “The listener gets to interpret the piece however they see fit. That was my goal. For me, to finally move freely within music with no boundaries was a complete luxury, and a challenge at the same time. What I've laid down on this album isn't just notes, it's laying every emotion I experienced during a turbulent time of my life without using a single word.”

The turbulent time that Green mentions occurred with the passing of his father, who was also one of his best friends and biggest supporters. “I still really miss our talks, but one that comes to mind and will always stay with me is essentially the reason I recorded these tracks in the first place. After an hour or so bitching about being in bands and why democracy within them seems to be not only a near impossible task but a process only matched by sitting in a dentist chair having teeth pulled, he simply said ‘Well, just record your own bloody album under your own name like I've always said to you. Then you are your own boss, can write what you want, and answer to nobody.’

As it turns out, his father’s passing also served as the inspiration for one of the EP’s standout tracks, “Undefeated.” “This is without doubt the most emotive piece I've ever written. My father was in my mind throughout the entire creation of this track. The intro to the song was something I came up with really soon after dad’s passing.”

For years now, Green has been gaining popularity amongst fans and peers alike for his melodic approach to technical lead guitar playing. His recognizable signature sound of Marshall tube amps and PRS guitars has earned him accolades across the globe. When asked about his playing style Chris says, “For me, guitar playing boils down to some very simple factors. Be melodic when it counts, flare your acrobatic abilities only when the time is right, stay in tune, and be a nice person. These things have opened more doors for me than any other advice I’ve ever received.”

With a multitude of worldwide dates behind him, including some of the most prestigious festivals known to rock fans, the future is looking extremely bright. 

Confirmed ‘Unveil’ EP Track Listing:
“UNDEFEATED”
“UNVEIL”
“ONCE FORGOTTEN”
“REMEMBER”
“WELCOME FOR A SOLDIER”
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.chrisgreenmusic.com / facebook.com/ChrisGreenGuitarist
 
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Mon
28
Nov

MAGNUM 'The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads' Out January 6

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Renowned not only for their powerful rock songs but also for countless moving ballads, British rock icons Magnum are set to surprise their fans with a very special release at the very beginning of the coming year: THE VALLEY OF TEARS - THE BALLADS has been scheduled for release on 6 January 2017 (US/Canada: 20 January 2017), an album featuring ten of their most accomplished ballads, all of them remastered and in parts even newly re-recorded and remixed.
 
Guitarist, composer and producer Tony Clarkin: “The release of this album was originally inspired by my daughter. A few months ago she asked me: ´Magnum have so many beautiful quiet numbers, why don’t you put together a compilation highlighting some of the most powerful tracks?` Olly Hahn of Steamhammer/SPV was immediately taken by the concept, so I set down to work on it.”
 
THE VALLEY OF TEARS - THE BALLADS contains material from the band’s different creative phases. Along with remastered versions of more recent ballads from albums such as Into The Valley Of The Moonkings, The Visitation and the current studio recording Sacred Blood - Divine Lies, there will also be a newly re-recorded acoustic version of their classic ´Lonely Night` and a new haunting live version of their hit ´When The World Comes Down` from their 1986 cult recording Vigilante.
 
The release will be supported by selected shows in the UK and Ireland during the run-up to Christmas and a German/Swiss tour where Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley join the "Rock Meets Classic" tour from 30 March 2017. Some more festivals for summer 2017 will be announced shortly.
 
THE VALLEY OF TEARS - THE BALLADS will be released as a digipak version, downloaad and stream on January 06th, 2017 (USA/Canada January 20th, 2017) through SPV/Steamhammer.
 
TRACKLISTING
01 Dream About You (remastered)
02 Back in Your Arms Again (newly re-recorded)
03 The Valley of Tears (remixed, remastered)
04 Broken Wheel (newly re-recorded)
05 A Face in the Crowd (remixed, remastered)
06 Your Dreams Won’t Die (remastered)
07 Lonely Night (acoustic version, newly re-recorded)
08 The Last Frontier (remixed, remastered)
09 Putting Things In Place (remixed, remastered)
10 When The World Comes Down (new live version)
 
TOUR DATES
2016

06.12.GB-Brighton - Concorde 2
07.12.GB-Cambridge -– Junction
09.12.IE-Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
10.12.GB-Wolvverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
11.12.GB-Edinburgh - Liquid RooRooms
http://www.magnumonline.co.uk/touring2.html
 
2017
Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley join "Rock Meets Classic"
30.03. D-Trier - Arena31.03. D-Würzburg - S. Oliver Arena
01.04. D-Regensburg - Donau-Arena
02.04. D-Munich - Olympiahalle
04.04. D. D-Neu-Ulm - Ratiopharm Arena
05.04. D-Passau - Dreil-iländerhalle
06.04. D-Ingolstadt - Saturn Arena
07.04. D-Hallle/Westfalen - Gerry Weber Stadion
08.04. D-Berlin - Tempempodrom
10.04. D-Koblenz - Conlog Arena
11.04. D-Kempten  - BigBox
12.04. D-Nuremberg - Frankenhalle
13.04. D-Wetzlarr - Rittal Arena
15.04. D-Frankfurt am Main - Jahrhunderterthalle
17.04. D-Bamberg - Brose Arena
18.04. CH-Zurich  - Hallenstadion
http://www.rockmeetsclassic.de/de/home.html
 
Festival 2017
09.-12.08.E-Villena - Leyendas del Rock Festival
http://www.leyendasdelrockfestival.com/
 
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Mon
28
Nov

JOHN WETTON Opens Up The Live Vaults

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King Crimson / Asia Legend John Wetton Releases “Official Bootleg Archive Vol 1” Six CD Set! OUT NOW!

London, UK - John Wetton is best known as lead singer and bassist of Asia, UK and the Red-era of King Crimson, with an extensive solo catalogue. The “Official Bootleg Archive” collects together three of Wetton's previously released “Official Bootlegs” - which have been out of print for nearly 10 years!

The “Official Bootleg Archive Vol 1” six CD set's audio has been remastered and includes new artwork, fully approved by John Wetton. The set is the seventh title released on John Wetton’s own Primary Purpose imprint via Cherry Red Records.

As a singer, bassist and songwriter, John Wetton initially rose to fame in King Crimson and the third album that line-up released was Red, cited by so many artists as a core influence. After his period with King Crimson, Wetton co-founded UK and later he was the frontman and co-principal songwriter of the supergroup Asia, his biggest commercial success. The band’s self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world in 1982 and gave the world the mega hit Heat of the Moment.

Since 1980 Wetton has had a successful solo career releasing a number of studio and live albums and later formed the duo iCon with Geoff Downes (YES, Buggles and ASIA).  As a writer and musician Wetton has collaborated with many music artists including Ringo Starr, Jim Peterik, Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, Agnetha Fältskog, Phil Manzanera, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Alan White, Carl Palmer, Simon Phillips, Steve Lukather, Terry Bozzio, George Martin, Bryan Ferry, Ron Nevison and Steve Hackett.

To purchase John Wetton's “Official Bootleg Archive Vol 1”: http://geni.us/PP007CD

Official Website: www.johnwetton.com

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/arkangel2605

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Fri
25
Nov

HDNET Presents 'Not So Silent Nights' with TOMMY SHAW

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Los Angeles - November 17, 2016 - HDNET MOVIES gets loud this December, with seven days of music-themed films paired with critically acclaimed documentaries in the -Not So Silent Nights- marathon, presented by STYX legend Tommy Shaw from Monday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 11 starting at 7pE each evening. The weeklong event features films highlighting a breadth of music genres from early and classic rock to reggae and modern alternative, including groundbreaking artists such as Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Roger Waters, Dave Navarro, and The Who.
 
'I'm excited to announce that I'll be hosting HDNET MOVIES - Not So Silent Nights,' said Shaw.  'Each night, for seven nights in a row, we will pair a Rock themed feature film with a Rock-umentary. Grab your favorite concert T-shirts and suit up for the shows!'
 
'Tommy Shaw is one of the most prolific and influential figures in rock,' said HDNET MOVIES General Manager Rachael Weaver. 'He has a great deal of knowledge and respect for rock, and it was truly an honor to be able to work with him and learn from his unparalleled experiences in the industry as he presents this incredible lineup. There-s something here for everyone to enjoy, and I-m confident our viewers are going to love it.'
 
HDNET MOVIES will be celebrating the -Not So Silent Nights- stunt by giving away the ultimate Tommy Shaw prize pack. One lucky winner will receive a guitar signed by Tommy Shaw, and two tickets to Renegades in the Fast Lane at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas on Jan. 6 to 14, 2017.  Other prizes include signed albums and tickets to the 2017 Styx Summer Tour. Participants can enter the contest here. http://hdnetmovies.com/cinemascoop/tommy-shaw
 
In STYX news, the legendary and multi-Platinum rockers--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James -JY- Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo--with very special guest star Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles) will take the Las Vegas stage for an unforgettable five-night limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian in Las Vegas. The show, -Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane,- will be held on January 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at www.Venetian.com/StyxFelder.
 
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules
The Complete -Not So Silent Nights- Lineup is as Follows:
 
Mon., December 5
JINGLE BELL ROCKS! (2013) - Network Premiere - 7pE - The week of rock kicks off with a guided tour of the weird and wonderful underground world of alternative Christmas music in the network premiere of JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, featuring appearances by The Flaming Lips, Run DMC, and John Waters.
THAT THING YOU DO! (1996) - 8:40pE - Tom Hanks leads a small town rock band to super-stardom in the hit 1996 comedy THAT THING YOU DO!, with Liv Tyler and Charlize Theron.
 
Tues., December 6
THIS IS ELVIS (1981) - Network Premiere - 7pE - Take an in-depth look at the tremendous legacy of rock n- roll hero Elvis Presley with archived footage and interviews in THIS IS ELVIS.
ELVIS LIVES! (2016) - Network Premiere - 8:50pE - The King (Jonathan Nation) goes undercover to bring down a crime syndicate and save his family in the conspiracy thriller ELVIS LIVES!
 
Wed., December 7
JANIS (1974) - Network Premiere - 7pE - Consisting entirely of archival footage, the classic 1974 film documents the life and death of rock legend Janis Joplin, including iconic moments such as her 1969 Woodstock performance and her 1970 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, along with behind the scenes footage of the singer.
GRAFFITI BRIDGE (1990) - Network Premiere - 8:40pE - Prince goes toe-to-toe with Morris Day to prove who is the best songwriter in GRAFFITI BRIDGE.
 
Thurs., December 8
MARLEY (2012) - Network Premiere - 7pE - The network premiere of MARLEY features an intimate examination of the social, musical, and political impact of reggae pioneer Bob Marley.
THE HARDER THEY COME (1972) - Network Premiere - 9:30pE - A young Jamaican battles drug dealers and corrupt music execs in the premiere of the 1972 classic THE HARDER THEY COME.
 
Fri., December 9
ROGER WATERS: THE WALL (2014) - Network Premiere - 7pE - Spend an evening with rock revolutionary Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, as he takes viewers behind the scenes of his elaborate stage production in ROGER WATERS: THE WALL.
DETROIT ROCK CITY (1999) - 9:20pE - Four high school friends do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit in this beloved 1999 comedy.
 
Sat., December 10
MOURNING SON (2015) - Network Premiere - 7pE - Dave Navarro recalls his mother-s murder and the lasting effects it had in the premiere of MOURNING SON.
ROCK STAR (2001) - 8:50pE - Tribute band frontman Mark Whalberg is recruited to join his favorite metal act in ROCK STAR, with Jennifer Aniston.
 
Sun., December 11
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1979) - 7pE - The block comes to a close as filmmaker Jeff Stein captures the wild heart and infectious spirit of The Who in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.
TOMMY (1975) 
8:55pE - Roger Daltrey plays a deaf, dumb, and blind savior in the 1975 rock opus TOMMY, with Elton John and Jack Nicholson.
 
ABOUT HDNET MOVIES
HDNET MOVIES showcases the best in box office hits, award-winning films and memorable movie marathons, uncut and commercial free. Launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, the linear TV network and VOD service programs a diverse slate of top Hollywood films in beautiful high definition. HDNET MOVIES is widely distributed by major cable, telco and satellite TV providers in the U.S. For further information, visit www.hdnetmovies.com.
  
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Fri
25
Nov

ENBOUND Release Debut Album 'The Blackened Heart' Out Now

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While fans wait for a new Work Of Art album; here's something very cool to check out - this is a great album!
 
The Swedish melodic metal band ENBOUND just released their new album "The Blackened Heart" in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings and in Japan through Bickee Music.

The song "Get Ready For" can be streamed at YouTube:

 

ENBOUND is:
Lee Hunter [Lars Säfsund - Work of Art] - Vocals
Swede - Bass
Marvin Flowberg - Guitars
Mike Cameron Force [ex. Zonata] - Drums

"The Blackened Heart" contains a nice mix of heavy and up tempo songs, all with their own strong and grasping melodies. Enbound prove with "The Blackened Heart" that they can handle any angle of melodic metal. Like on their debut album, the characteristic powerful arrangements remain with the fantastic and emotional vocals from Lee Hunter on top.

The album was mastered by Jacob Hansen [Amaranthe, Volbeat, Primal Fear] and guests on the album includes Linnéa Wikström [Kamelot, Therion] and Mike LePond [Symphony X].

Link to the music video for "Give Me Light": https://youtu.be/lySYCcIDc5E

"The Blackened Heart" track listing
01. Falling
02. Give Me Light
03. Crossroad
04. Get Ready For
05. Feel My Flame
06. Twelve
07. Holy Grail
08. HIO
09. They Don't Really Know
10. Make You So Unreal

ENBOUND online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/enbound

Inner Wound Recordings online
Website: http://www.innerwound.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/innerwoundrecordings

 
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Thu
24
Nov

PRIDE OF LIONS Still 'Fearless' 14 Years After Debut

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated new studio album from PRIDE OF LIONS, 'Fearless' on January 27, 2017.
 
When Frontiers released Pride Of Lions' groundbreaking first album in 2003, many people asked, 'Is this one of those project bands that do one or two albums and then disappear - or a real band with staying power?'
 
Now, in the year 2017 the answer to that question will be very clear as the band release their FIFTH studio album, Fearless! Additionally, their best selling 'Live In Belgium' album and video proves to the world that Jim Peterik and Toby Hitchcock and the powerful Pride Of Lions band is not just a studio concoction, but a live force to be reckoned with, headlining shows in America and Europe.
 
'We are always trying to top ourselves,' states singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Jim Peterik. 'This time I went back and listened closely to all the previous albums to hear the strongest assets of each record: what was working and what could be improved. I went into writing the Fearless material keeping that in mind. I feel it sticks closer to the template we set with our first release, yet goes to new places musically as well like using a Kansas- style fiddle- played by Andrew Ohlrich- on the video/single 'All I See is You'."
 
The songs and performances on Fearless are...well... truly fearless. The title track blazes from the speakers gaining steam with every chorus. 'Take the highest ground- stand and fight- you gotta be harder- you gotta be tougher- you gotta be- fearless!' This could be the new battle cry for Rocky Balboa or any common man needing to make a difference in the world.
 
'When I got together with Jim in Chicago to record, things just caught fire,' enthuses Toby. 'I sang 12 vocals in two days! That's how inspired I was with the new material.'
 
'Toby hit new heights on this one,' raves Jim. 'I was sitting behind the recording console with Larry Millas just one big goose bump as Toby glided from hard rockers like 'Rising Up', classic melodic rock like 'All I See Is You' to a heartfelt ode to timeless love- 'Everlasting Love.'
 
Future classics include 'The Tell', where the main character is giving off signals she may not even realize to the mesmerizing magic of 'Silent Music' ('I can't help it if I talk funny- I can't express the way I feel in spoken words- hold on') to the mysterious 'Freedom of the Night'. That last one was written with former Jimi Jamison keyboardist Hal Butler and the lyric, chord changes and melody seem to channel what Jimi might now be singing if his life had not been tragically cut short.
 
'The last track is one of my faves,' states Toby Hitchcock. 'I think we all can relate to the often painful process of figuring out just who we are and how we fit on this planet. 'Unmasking the Mystery' is not something that happens all at once- it happens over time and on our last day we still won't have all the answers.'
 
The album will be supported by live dates- in the States and abroad with the first show on January 28th as a part of Jim Peterik's World Stage at Wentz Hall in Naperville, Illinois.
 
In early 2017, expect the premiere of the music video for 'All I See Is You' directed by Greg Bizzarro. Greg has directed every POL video thus far, as well as the popular 'Cold Blooded' video by Peterik / Scherer which starred Leann Marie of 'I Can't Hold Back' video fame.
 
So crank it up! The louder the better, after all 'You gotta be fearless!!!'
 
'Fearless' tracklisting:
1. All I See Is You!
2. The Tell
3. In Caricature
4. Silent Music
5. Fearless
6. Everlasting Love
7. Freedom Of The Night
8. The Light In Your Eyes
9. Rising Up
10. The Silence Says It All
11. Faster Than A Prayer
12. Unmasking The Mystery
 
PRIDE OF LIONS
Jim Peterik: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Toby Hitchcock: Vocals
Ed Breckenfeld - drums
Klem Hayes - bass
Mike Aquino - guitar
Christian Cullen - keyboards

www.aprideoflions.com
www.facebook.com/officialjimpeterik
www.facebook.com/tobyhitchcock23


 

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Wed
23
Nov

THE MURDER OF MY SWEET Deliver 'Echoes Of The Aftermath' in January


Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of The Murder of My Sweet's fourth studio album, 'Echoes of the Aftermath' on January 27th, 2017!
 
2015 saw The Murder Of My Sweet reunite with their original label home, Frontiers for the release of their concept album 'Beth Out of Hell', a magnificent album that was described as '[a]lmost Wagnerian in style' (Sonic Cathedral) and favorably compared to such masterpieces as Queensr'che's 'Operation: Mindcrime' by the UK's Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine.
 
The new album 'Echoes of the Aftermath' musically follows on the heels of the previous record, with a more straight ahead songwriting approach, but still offering the symphonic and cinematic elements the band is now well known for. 'Echoes of the Aftermath' showcases a Nordic sound that the members of the band grew up listening to and lyrically takes on issues in tune with our modern day life.
 
Drummer/producer Daniel Flores says: 'During the process of writing "Beth out of Hell" with Angelica, I came up with lots of riffs, melodies and music that didn't necessarily fit the concept of the album. The inspiration and creative buzz from those songwriting sessions stayed with us and helped us come up with a new album very quickly. And of course the warm reception from fans and media had a helping hand too. I'm personally also really proud of the sonic impact of this record, I've learnt so much during these past years working with Frontiers and I'm so glad I can showcase this in full force on this album. The guys in the band are feeling very creative these days and thanks to the fans we are able to give you our "Echoes of the Aftermath!'
 
Singer Angelica Rylin adds: "For me, the writing process for this album became a way to reconnect with my Nordic roots. I've always been a fan of John Bauer (Swedish painter and illustrator) and his portraits of Swedish folklore and fairy tales was a big inspiration for me. And it was a nice break from "Beth", who had become such a big part of my life for a very long time."
 
Tour dates are planned in support of the album. Be sure to catch The Murder of My Sweet when they play in a town near you!
 
Tracklisting:
1. Sleeping Giant
2. Personal Hell
3. Racing Heart
4. Cry Wolf
5. Echoes Of The Aftermath
6. Flatline
7. Loud As A Whisper
8. Shining After Dark
9. Ode To Everyone
10. Go On
11. In Risk Of Rain
12. Inside Outside
 
THE MURDER OF MY SWEET
Angelica Rylin - Vocals
Christopher Vetter - Guitar
Patrik Janson - Bass
Daniel Flores - Drums and Keyboards
 
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New INGLORIOUS Ready For 2017

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Inglorious Announce New Studio Album For 2017, Produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi). UK Dates Scheduled For Nov & Dec 2016.

'This band are actually glorious! Amazing singer, amazing band. The best British band I've seen since'I could say The Darkness, but I really mean Led Zeppelin.' ' Legendary producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, RUSH) https://youtu.be/FON64HTf0YM

'The future of rock and roll.' - Paul Anthony, Planet Rock Radio

2016 has been a stunning year for UK five-piece Inglorious. Their eponymous debut album was released through Frontiers Music Srl in February. The album received widespread critical acclaim at press, multiple A lists at radio and a lauded performance on Vintage TV. The band are managed by QEDG (Yes, Asia) and booked by Steve Strange at X-Ray (live agent for Coldplay, Eminem and Queens of the Stone Age).

The band have toured across the world, with numerous high profile shows across the UK and Europe ' including a show stopping performances at Download Festival and Ramblin' Man Fair, support to The Winery Dogs and The Dead Daisies, and culminating in support to Steel Panther's European Arena tour in October 2016.

September 2016 saw the band base themselves in Liverpool and work on the follow up studio album with legendary producer Kevin Shirley (http://www.cavemanproductions.com/biography.html). Set for release in 2017 on Frontiers Music Srl, the album is set to further push the rise of this remarkable band.

Inglorious have a run of UK dates in November and December 2016. Dates as follows:

November 2016
Fri 25th ' UK, London, Islington Academy / co-headline tour with labelmates Last In Line
Sat 26th ' UK, Troon, Winterstorm Festival
Sun 27th ' UK, Bristol, Bierkeller / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Mon 28th ' UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Wed 30th ' UK, Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall / co-headline tour with Last In Line
December 2016
Thurs 1st ' UK, Newcastle, Academy 2 / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Fri 2nd ' UK, Sheffield, Corporation / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Sun 4th ' UK, Porthcawl, Trecco Bay Holiday Park / Planet Rockstock 2016 (Official)
 
The band are set to tour heavily in 2017 and have the following dates already confirmed:
 
2nd to 7th Feb 2017 - USA, Tampa Bay, Monsters of Rock Cruise
17th June 2017 ' SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017
 
Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion. For the debut album, Nathan thought to himself, 'Why are those classic albums so awesome?' He realised it was because 'the musicians were recording in an organic way; they could track it live and capture amazing energy."
 
The band is lineup completed by rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. Wil, from the Northeast of England, is the youngest member of the band whose heroes include Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather (Toto).
 
The same albums that have inspired generations of musicians and performers are noticeably evident when you listen to the Inglorious debut album. This is the music they were born to play together - inspired by bands in the classic rock genre as diverse as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones, to name a few.
 
'Inglorious' is available now on Frontiers Music Srl: http://radi.al/Inglorious
 
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