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DARK SARAH Return With 'The Golden Moth' Sept 21

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Friday, September 21, 2018
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The highly anticipated third album from Dark Sarah, the Finnish cinematic metal band of Heidi Parviainen (ex. Amberian Dawn). Features guest appearances by Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), Marco Hietala (Nightwish) and Netta Skog (ex. Ensiferum).
 
Track listing
01. Desert Rose
02. Trespasser
03. Wheel
04. My Beautiful Enemy
05. I Once Had Wings
06. Pirates
07. Sky Sailing
08. Wish
09. The Gods Speak (feat. Marco Hietala & Zuberoa Aznarez)
10. Promise
11. Golden Moth
12. The Gate Of Time
 
Dark Sarah biography
Dark Sarah is a Finnish cinematic metal band led by classically trained singer/songwriter Heidi Parviainen. After parting ways with Amberian Dawn in late 2012, she started to build up a new project called Dark Sarah. Dark Sarah´s music combines metal, film music and theatrical elements. The albums are concept albums telling a continuing story of a young woman called Sarah and her evil half - Dark Sarah and a mystical journey through three worlds. All the three albums have been crowdfunded by the fans on Indiegogo.
 
Dark Sarah´s first trilogue - The Chronicles
 
PART 1 - Middle World The debut album called "Behind the Black Veil" was released in Europe and North America in 2015 through Inner Wound Recordings. The first published song called "Save Me" introduces the listener to the main character Sarah, a young woman left at the altar by her husband. When she is on the verge of breaking down, something wakes up inside of her and she changes into another person; her meaner half, Dark Sarah. The album leads you through the psychological adventure of Sarah, who is hovering between her two personalities. Sarah´s thoughts are at best depicted in the dialogues (duets) with the guests - Fate: Manuela Kraller (ex Xandria), Queen of No Good: Inga Scharf (Van Canto) and Moon: Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica).
 
PART 2 - The Underworld  Dark Sarah released the second album called "The Puzzle" in November 2016 in Europe and North America  through Inner Wound Recordings. "The Puzzle" tells a story of Dark Sarah who has been sent to Underworld, an island where the banished souls live. To get off the island she needs to solve the puzzle and find three keys. On the island she meets different characters, roles sang by the guests:   Fate: Manuela Kraller (ex Xandria),  Evil Siren Mermaid: Charlotte Wessels ( Delain) and The Dragon: JP Leppäluoto (Charon, Northern Kings).
 
PART 3 - The Upper World  The new third album called "The Golden Moth" is the last part of "The Chronicles" - trilogue. JP Leppäluoto (The Dragon) has joined Dark Sarah´s official lineup for the album. The story tells about Dark Sarah leaving the Underworld with the Iron Eagles and entering the Upper World, a deserted waste land where the gods rule. The Dragon has sneaked into the new world by following Dark Sarah. First Dark Sarah thinks he wants to harm her, but soon they team up. Together they try to find their way to the gods that live on an island floating upon the desert.

In the roles of The gods you will hear The Iron Mask: Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), White Beard: Marco Hietala (Nightwish) and Netta Skog (ex. Ensiferum) as Fortune Teller
 
Dark Sarah line-up:
Heidi Parviainen (as Dark Sarah) - vocals
JP Leppäluoto (as Dragon) - vocals
Erkka Korhonen - guitar
Sami Salonen - guitar
Rude Rothstén - bass
Thomas Tunkkari - drums
 
Special guests:
Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica)
Marco Hietala (Nightwish)
Netta Skog (ex. Ensiferum)
 
Dark Sarah discography:
2018: The Golden Moth [Inner Wound Recordings]
2016: The Puzzle [Inner Wound Recordings]
2015: Behind The Black Veil [Inner Wound Recordings]
 
Production, orchestrations and mixing by: Mikko.P.Mustonen - Pathos Music [Delain, Sonata Arctica, Ensiferum]
Mastered by: Henka Niemistö - Chartmakers [Volbeat, Sonata Arctica, Korpiklaani]
Arttwork by: Jan Yrlund, Darkgrove Design [Apocalyptica, Ensiferum, Sirenia]
 
 
Mon
30
Jul

DION BAYMAN Signs With Art Of Melody Music; New Single Released

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Friday, September 21, 2018
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Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the digital release of "Better Days", first single taken for the S/T new studio album by Aussie melodic rocker Dion Bayman, scheduled for release on September 21.
 
Buy digital / Stream "Better Days" now: http://www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music/buy/93
 
Dion quotes: " 'Better Days' was one of the final songs written and recorded for the album. It's about not giving up and knowing that no matter how bad things may seem today doesn't mean it will be that way forever. Wherever there's life, there's hope".
 
 

 
The single digital art have been designed appositely by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Firmo, Room Experience, Charming Grace). Lyric video thanks to Yellow Bang Studio.
 
 
 
Mon
30
Jul

DYNAZTY Sign to AFM and Unleash New Single 'Breathe With Me'

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Friday, September 28, 2018
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AFM RECORDS is proud and happy to announce the signing of Sweden’s most talented modern melodic metal outfit DYNAZTY! Welcome to the AFM family, mates! 
Here is what Singer Nils Molin has to say about it: ”It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we can announce that we penned a deal with AFM Records! With a strong belief and full understanding for our music and vision, a co-operation with AFM Records could be nothing else but exciting! Can’t wait to see how this bear fruit!"
 
September 28th will mark the release of the new album, titled "Firesign"! It's time to give you a crushing first song now! Today the new single "Breathe With Me" is released. Enjoy, play it loud and bang your head!

Sweden’s modern melodic metal outfit Dynazty returns with their strongest effort so far. “Firesign” is the band’s most creative, dynamic and inspired album to date. The Swedes merge a pinch of heaviness with innovative influences and don´t lose sight of their catchy melodies. After 2016’s „Titanic Mass“, which is a chunk of an album, produced by Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy), this collaboration now continues its successor "Firesign”, which marks the next logical step in the evolution of DYNAZTY.

The album will be available as Digipak, clear yellow Vinyl (ltd. to 200 units), clear orange Vinyl (ltd. to 200 units) and blue/yellow splatter (ltd. to 100 units) which is exclusively available in the AFM webshop.

 “Firesign” tracklisting:
1.. Breathe With Me
2. The Grey
3. In The Arms Of A Devil
4. My Darkest Hour
5. Ascension
6. Firesign
7. Closing Doors
8. Follow Me
9. Let Me Dream Forever
10. Starfall
11. The Light Inside The Tunnel

 
Fri
27
Jul

HEARTS ON FIRE Premium Preorder Closing Soon!

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PREMIUM PRE-ORDER CLOSED
 
MRR is excited as hell to introduce a new name in pure, lighters-in-the-air, classic AOR with a modern touch – HEARTS ON FIRE!
 
And you can get on board with HEARTS ON FIRE from TODAY as we launch the HOF-Premium Preorder.
 
Those that preorder will get insights and bonuses up until and including release day. But the timeframe join the Premium Pre-order is limited as the program benefits those that jump on board. Preorder now and get all 3 songs emailed to you!
 

 
 
HEARTS ON FIRE ARE:
Jean Funes - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitar (Sound Of Eternity)
Richard Andermyr - Vocals, Guitars (Rian)
Joel Mejia – Drums (Codigo Eterno)
Dennis Ward - Bass and Keyboards
 
Mixed and Mastered by Dennis Ward
 
 
I’m proud to launch the debut single and lyric video for HEARTS ON FIRE’s ‘Hearts On Fire’:
 
 
Single ‘Hearts On Fire’:
Bass and Keyboards by Erik Martensson
Mixed and Mastered by Erik Martensson
 
Hearts On Fire are a modern melodic rock band with a sound based on the best of the 80s scene, influences including the likes of Def Leppard, Journey, Whitesnake, Dokken and Bon Jovi.
 
Hearts On Fire is about passion for life. All the songs are born from a place of true inspiration. 
We believe that music is the perfect way to express deep emotions like Love, Pain, Regret, sadness etc. and the album ‘Call Of Destiny’ is about that. 
 
The band was formed in 2017 by guitarist Jean Funes (Sound Of Eternity), and with the help of drummer Joel Mejia (Codigo Eterno) they begun to work in new songs ideas and sketches. Later they were introduced to vocalist Richard Andermyr (Rian), by MRR’s Andrew McNeice, and together they brought to life all these songs about real life experiences.
 
 
HEARTS OF FIRE debut album ‘Call Of Destiny’ will be ready for release later in the year. Those that take part in the Premium Preorder are going to hear it far sooner.
 
MRR/HOF Premium Preorder is NOW CLOSED
 
Included in that preorder price is the following:
 
- Exclusive ‘Longbox’ Cardboard Sleeve Slipcover CD Packaging
- MP3 of ‘Hearts On Fire’ (emailed within 24hrs)
- Additional fully mastered, completed song ‘Holding On’ via MP3
- Weekly updates from the artist
- Exclusive Advance Release Date, receiving the CD weeks ahead of an official release
- Names included in the CD booklet
- Additional demos and completed tracks sampled along the way
- Digital Download of completed release ahead of shipping of CD
- Airmail shipping cost included
 
HEARTS OF FIRE are a long-term project for MRR and the guys, this is definitely going to be one of those debut albums you look back upon as a classic.
 
 
Thu
26
Jul

THE GUESS WHO Return With ‘The Future Is What It Used To Be’

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The Guess Who is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major presence on rock radio - “American Woman,” “No Time,” “These Eyes,” etc. The band is set to return on September 14th with their latest album, ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’, released via Cleopatra Records (available in CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats).
 
The band is Garry Peterson (Drums, Vocals), D# (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Will E. (Guitar, Harp, Vocals), Leonard Shaw (Keyboards, Flute, Sax, Vocals), and Rudy Sarzo (Bass, Vocals). The album’s first single, ‘Playin’ on the Radio’, will be released on July 17th. It can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. Also featured on the album are several special guests including, Tommy Shaw (Styx) on vocals, Brent Fitz (Slash, Gene Simmons) percussion, Jim Kale (Guess Who founding member) and Michael Devin (Whitesnake) on bass guitar.
 
“The song is a celebration of the radio and what it meant to us all.”, explains D#. “Whenever a new great song hit the airwaves, the DJ would say a few words then off to the races! You’d tune in just to hear it over and over again. The character in the song could be any one of us as we move ahead in life. Great music has the innate power to transport you back to so many great memories in an instant. Music is healing. I see it AND feel it every single night in our audience.”
 
A music video for the track has been filmed (directed by Nigel Dick and shot in Las Vegas), and the song can be pre-ordered on iTunes (there is also a pre-order page set up on the official Cleopatra site [INSERT LINK]). The video can be viewed here:
 
 
"I love what I do, and I love trains and I love rock n' roll,” explains Nigel about the video. “So, I was honored to be asked to shoot The Guess Who. And when they told me they were available for a day in Vegas and by chance I stumbled on this wonderful rail-yard full of old engines just up the road from the strip - I was in heaven - and up to my axles in dust! It was a perfect day.”
 
And the band is pleased with the results. “My very first music video - who knew?!” says Garry. “Having the privilege of working with the legendary Nigel Dick, took me back to growing up in an era where music videos told a creative visual story that I always looked forward to seeing by my favorite artists,” adds Will. “This track was no exception, adding a colorful, action packed sequence to a great story.”
 
Garry Peterson: “I never dreamed that I would get a chance to record an album, after 40 years, in the same way, and with the same recording gear that we used in the 60s and 70s. This was truly a blessing for me and a humbling, cathartic experience for my musical soul. Thank you to all my bandmates, and everyone who helped make it a reality. I hope our fans enjoy it as much as I do.”
 
D#: “This all started when I wrote ‘Playing on the Radio’. Lyrically and musically, these songs are the soundtrack to my journey with The Guess Who over the last 10 years. This record was a joy and an honor to create. As version 3.0 of this iconic band, we had our work cut out for us. The challenge in this type of situation is always to be true to the heartroots of the original blueprint, as well as being able to journey onwards into an inspired future, incorporating the new energies that we bring to the experience, as you do in any family, generation after generation. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did.”
 
Will E: “I am honored to be a part of this chapter of The Guess Who. We specifically wrote and arranged the music to reflect what people have always loved about the band; great songs with big vocal driven choruses. We accomplished our own sound while maintaining the classic nature that makes The Guess Who an iconic band.”
 
Rudy Sarzo: “The Guess Who is part of the soundtrack of my life. It’s truly an honor to have performed on the new record. And I’m already looking forward to the next one.”
 
Leonard Shaw: “It has been quite the trip since I joined the Guess Who 25 years ago, but I am stoked about our new recording of original songs! These songs are fun to play live, and people are digging them!”
 
And soon, fans will be able to hear the latest work from this legendary band, upon the arrival of the rocking and inspired ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be.’
 
‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’ track listing:
1. When We Were Young
2. Runnin’ Blind
3. Talks All The Time
4. Baby Come Around
5. Haunted
6. In America
7. Playin’ On The Radio
8. Give It A Try
9. Good Girl
10. Long Day
 
The new album is now available for pre order.
 
Stream “Playin’ On The Radio" on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/3S6oVVlZ2XuTO6uf6scfkD
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
Website - theguesswho.com
Facebook - facebook.com/theguesswho
Instagram  -  @TheGuessWhoBand
Twitter - @TheGuessWho

 

 
Wed
25
Jul

DALLAS Delivers Some Classic AOR Via AOR Blvd Records

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Aor Blvd Records are proud and excited to present the signing of the future of Aor, Dallas...
 
Featuring San Franciscos Bryan Dallas, songwriter extrodinaire and all round intrumentalist. A fourteen track cd licensed to Anderstein Music, Japan will be released in July, followed by our U.K version ​with different songs in August.
 
An unstoppable force driven by over 100 songs and performing his origionals on guitar, piano, bass, drums and various other instruments, you could say he is ready to make some noise. Bryan Dallas is a trained musician and vocalist with an ear for harmony and a rhythmic sensibility.
 
Besides learning the live environment through touring and shows, Bryan has become fluent in todays music produciton tech savy environment and commercial recording studios.
 
In the beginning when bryan worked in radio he began to learn about the way music impacts culture. Even before being welcomed to the world of radio Bryan had already got a feel for the magic of the San Francisco live music scene as a stage hand for remote recording
broadcasts of major artists.  All of this experience poised him to persue the long-term goal of being a creator of music.
 
From a performance standpoint, Bryan thrives on the connection music creates. With over a decade of professional recording and performing experience Bryan states "I still have a lot to learn."
 
JAPANESE RELEASE ​TRACKLISTING
​*To be released by Anderstein Records Aug 24th 2018
 
​1) Rock N Roll Never Dies
2) This Love*
3) Rock You Like A Bomb
4) Bring The Light*
5) Rip It Up
6) I Close My Eyes*
7) Lay It All On The Line
8) Miles Away
9) I Wanna Buy You A Star
 
Bonus Tracks
10) Don't Ever Stop
11) Heaven Down
12) Forever
13) Rock Ain't Dead
14) Feel The Music
 
U.K.RELEASE
​TRACKLISTING
*To be released by AorblvdRecords Sept 24th 2018
 
1) Rock N Roll Never Dies
2) This Love
3) Rock You Like A Bomb
4) Bring The Light
5) Rip It Up
​6) Close My Eyes
7) Lay It On The Line
8) Miles Away
9) I Wanna Buy You A Star
10) Don't Ever Stop
11) Open Your Heart
12) Over Now
13) Miles Away (Neon Blue Mix)
 
Kelv Hellrazer says: "The most exciting artist I've worked with since Poison and White Lion...Think Winger, Bon jovi, Blue Tears, Def Leppard, Reckless Love meeting Danger Danger up a dark alley. ​He has a massive buzz , the boys' got so many songs ..".and looks like a star....
 
 
Tue
24
Jul

OUTLOUD 'Virtual Hero Society' out September 14

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Friday, September 14, 2018
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OUTLOUD, the international melodic hard rock sensation consisting of Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND) and NYC-based singer Chandler Mogel has released 3 albums and an EP to wide critical acclaim in the hard rock / metal world, since its debut released on Frontiers Records in 2009, has appeared in hundreds of rock & metal publications both print and online, including features in major mags such as BURRN! Japan, Rock Hard, Fireworks, Metal Hammer, etc.
 
They have become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on YouTube. Their songs appear on a handful of reputable compilations such as Rock Hard, Metal Hammer & Classic Rock AOR and their track ‘We Run’ was named ‘Track of the Day’ in Classic Rock Magazine. The band has toured in Europe and in its home-base country of Greece multiple times, has appeared on national TV there (on MTV Greece, MAD TV and Radio Arvyla, the country’s biggest talk show) and also twice on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country’s biggest rock publication. The band begin a new chapter of their career with their fourth full-length album, ‘Virtual Hero Society’ (aka VHS) on ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, a new, on-the-rise hard rock label out of Greece.
 
This is their first full-length since 2014’s ‘Let’s Get Serious’, and their second release on ROAR, the first being Destination: Overdrive - the Best of Outloud, which featured their popular cover of the Pointer Sisters' hit ‘I’m So Excited’, in 2015. This time, with the album title, theme and title track and first single, "Virtual Heroes", Outloud abandons their general "playful" approach and goes toward deeper subject matter, tackling what could be called the "double-edged sword" of technology in today's society, as evidenced by the album cover.
 
Chandler Mogel, the American lead singer of the band, comments on the albums concept: "I know that Outloud of course is known for all our good time rock and roll and party vibe and all that, however this is a very important subject that needs to be addressed to the masses. "Cell phones and social media in general are very convenient and allow us to communicate to a broader audience , however they have some negative aspects which stem from misuse that not all people may realize. We hope to do some good for the society at large by giving back an important message in that we really want people not to abuse them nor do we want people to lose their humanity for one another, because they are so "zoned out" by their phone screens, etc. Take the time to reach out and touch someone - for real."
 
According to Bob Katsionis: ‘This time we tried to achieve the most difficult task of all: to have a personal sound that reminds of no other production in the genre, by combing the best of the analog world with the big disco snare drum sound and the analog mixing with the virtues of the new age with synthesizers, distorted basses and metal guitars! Same thing we did with the title of the album: the nostalgia of the VHS tapes-era that also translates to the harsh reality of the Virtual Hero Society we live in!’
 
Outloud is:
Chandler Mogel - All Lead & Background Vocals
Bob Katsionis - Lead Guitars & Keys
Sverd - Bass
Jim Scordilis - Guitars
Thanos Pappas - Drums
 
TRACK LIST
Digipack CD:
1. Fools' Train
2. My Promise
3. Virtual Heroes
4. I Am The One
5. Share My Dreams
6. World-Go-Round
7. We Got Tonite
8. Borrowed Time
9. Live With It
10. ...And I Tried
11. Fallen Love
12. Fight On!
 
Black Vinyl / LTD. Red Vinyl:
 
SIDE A:
1. Fools' Train
2. My Promise
3. Virtual Heroes
 
SIDE B:
1. I Am The One
2. Share My Dreams
3. World-Go-Round
 
SIDE C:
1. We Got Tonite
2. Borrowed Time
3. Live With It
 
SIDE D:
1. ...And I Tried
2. Fallen Love
3. Fight On!
 
 
Mon
23
Jul

ROXY BLUE Sign Up For New 2019 Album

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FRONTIERS ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF MEMPHIS HARD ROCK LEGENDS ROXY BLUE, NEW STUDIO ALBUM COMING IN 2019
 
Frontiers is thrilled to welcome Memphis, TN hard rockers Roxy Blue to the family! Their legendary debut album, "Want Some" is a classic of the early '90s hard rock scene that had continued on from the '80s heyday. The band is currently busy writing and recording a brand new studio album that will be released in 2019.
 
Original members Todd Poole (vocals), Josh Weil (bass), and Scotty Trammell (drums) are joined by new guitarist, Jeff Caughron. (Original guitarist Sid "Boogie" Fletcher has left the music business for a successful career in dentistry.)
 
Vocalist Todd Poole says, "Roxy Blue fans can expect an explosive new album! I think the new record is definitely a different sound than the 1992 version of Roxy Blue, but not unrecognizable. The new record is much heavier, but still has some cool ballads and hints of early Roxy in there. I feel that it's a well balanced record."
 
Poole continues, "I have been writing songs for years for different projects I've been in, but when Frontiers called, I knew it was an opportunity to take a fresh approach to a new Roxy Blue sound. The excitement of having a new record deal actually inspired me to write the songs for the upcoming record from scratch."
 
On the band's legacy, Poole says for ""Want Some" to be recognized as one of the finest moments in the latter hard rock days is an honor. Especially being that there were so many good bands out at the time. We were just so proud to be a part of a great rock era."
 
Formed in Memphis, TN in late 1989 by Todd Poole (vocals/ guitar), Sid Fletcher (guitar), Josh Weil (bass), and Scott Trammell (drums), Roxy Blue started out playing original music from the get go, with their sights set on putting their music in front of a national and then global audience. Knowing that their dreams were not going to come easy, the guys put their all into step one of their journey, which was to get started playing every gig they could get and opening for every band they could, to get themselves noticed in the local Memphis music scene. Crammed in together in a studio apartment above Cotton Row Studios, the guys were constantly writing and recording new songs and living a 24 hour rock 'n roll life style miles and miles away for the Sunset Strip of Los Angeles. Quickly earning a name for themselves within the local Memphis music scene and selling out club shows, they soon created a buzz in the music industry. But, it wasn't until one night while playing a local bar they were approached by Jani Lane, the vocalist of Warrant, that things really started to take off. Jani loved what he heard and wanted to help get Roxy Blue's career launched. Soon after, the labels started calling and eventually Geffen Records' legendary A&R guru Tom Zutaut (Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Tesla) flew the band to Los Angeles to sign them. The next step was to find the right producer to record the band's debut album. Mike Clink, who had produced Guns 'N Roses milestone "Appetite For Destruction" and, at the time, was finishing up on GnR's "Use Your Illusion" l and ll albums, was ultimately chose for the job. Clink and Roxy Bluewere a perfect match and the result was the 1992 release of WANT SOME. Now, 25 years later Roxy Blue is still going strong.
 
And a fun fact for fans of the Frontiers' label, Roxy Blue vocalist Todd Poole is the son-in-law of the late, great Jimi Jamison who Frontiers had a great, long standing working relationship with.
 
ROXY BLUE:
Todd Poole (vocals)
Scott Trammell (drums)
Josh Weil (bass)
Jeff Caughron (guitar)
 
Follow the band on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2Nk4hva
 
Catch Roxy Blue LIVE:
* Idaho Rockfest 2018 - August 24th Idaho Falls, ID w/ RATT, WARRANT, Dokken, Vince Neil, and more!
* Rock N Skull 2018 - October 28th Creve Couer, Il
 
Fri
20
Jul

MAD MAX Turn '35' On August 10

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Friday, August 10, 2018
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MAD MAX
- New album 35 out August 10 -
- First single and video today -
 
The first single ‘Beat Of The Heart’ stands out among the eleven songs on the forthcoming album 35 for a number of reasons. One the one hand the track could be described as the 2018 successor of Mad Max’s most important hit ‘Night Of Passion’, and on the other hand the band members have made their longstanding dream come true with the video that supports the song. “For once in the history of Mad Max, we wanted to shoot a video that has the look and the cinematic quality of a real little motion picture. Thanks to the support of our sponsor Hubert Teichmann, we got that opportunity at last.”
 
By way of explanation: Hubert Teichmann, among other things the owner of the private “Staudenbahn” railway line near Augsburg, has been a staunch patron of the arts for a number of years – again the term “idealism” comes to mind! – and supplied the financial means that enabled Mad Max to shoot a video clip in Berlin with a number of actors, among them leading man Vinzenz Kiefer (The Baader Meinhof Complex, the action/crime drama series Alarm für Cobra 11, Jason Bourne) and director/screenwriter Oliver Betke.
 
 
35 will be released as CD DigiPak version, limited vinyl version, download and stream on August 10th 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer. https://MadMax.lnk.to/35
 
Tracklisting:
1. The Hutch  01:07 (Intro)
2. Running To Paradise  4:25
3. Beat Of The Heart  3:30
4. D.A.M.N.  4:45
5. Snowdance  4:13
6. Thirty 5  4:02
7. Already Gone  3:44
8. False Freedom  4:50
9. Goodbye To You  4:18
10. Rocky Road  6:32
11. Paris Is Burning  04:08 (Bonus Track)
 

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Tue
17
Jul

ALTER BRIDGE Release Career-Defining Concert 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall'

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Friday, September 7, 2018
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Pre-Order Of Various Audio And Video Configurations Now Available at www.nervegas.com.au/alterbridge 
 
Video For “Addicted To Pain” Featuring The Parallax Orchestra From Those Sold-Out Shows Can Be Seen Here.
 

After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, there aren’t many items left on a band’s bucket list. For Alter Bridge, one of the remaining list items was crossed off in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Those career-defining shows were captured and combined in the upcoming Napalm Records worldwide release Live At The Royal Albert Hall on September 7th.
 
“I think out of all the years of doing this [music], this experience is the top two or three highlights without a doubt. It’s something that none of us are going to forgot,” explains Myles Kennedy in a recently released trailer that can be seen here: https://youtu.be/iMwwi-7wRBk.
 
Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a 21-song collection that features some of Alter Bridge’s biggest hits, fan favorites and even a couple of rarities including “Words Darker Than Their Wings” – a song the band had never played live previously. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing alongside the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content. The pre-order is currently live here: http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH and at www.alterbridge.com. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organization that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. The first track released from the collection is the band’s chart-topping single “Addicted To Pain.” The video for that song can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/J6U-5BCDVK8
 
The track listing for Live At The Royal Albert Hall is:
 
1)     Slip To The Void                                                                12)  The Last Hero
2)     Addicted To Pain                                                             13)  The End Is Here
3)     Before Tomorrow Comes                                          14)  Words Darker Than Their Wings
4)     The Writing On The Wall                                            15)  Waters Rising
5)     Cry Of Achilles                                                                   16)  Lover
6)     In Loving Memory                                                           17)  Wonderful Life/Watch Over You
7)     Fortress                                                                                18)  This Side Of Fate
8)     Ties That Bind                                                                   19)  Broken Wings
9)     The Other Side                                                                  20)  Blackbird
10)  Brand New Start                                                              21)  Open Your Eyes
11)  Ghost Of Days Gone By
 
Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few.
 
ALTER BRIDGE line-up:
Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars
Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals
Brian Marshall on bass
Scott Phillips on drums
 
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Tue
17
Jul

Live From Daryl's House Re-Signed by BMG

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LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE IS BACK
 
BMG SECURES WORLDWIDE RIGHTS AND NEW PRODUCTION DEAL  
 
Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2018 – BMG is proud to announce a new partnership with the acclaimed television music series Live From Daryl’s House. The agreement includes worldwide rights to the complete 82-episode collection filmed from 2007-2016. The show’s production, which is slated to begin this fall, is to be executive produced by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions’ Daryl Hall and Jonathan Wolfson, and Joe Thomas and Bob Frank for BMG. Sound Off Productions’ Domenic Cotter will continue as the show’s producer.
 
BMG administers a considerable portion of the legendary Daryl Hall & John Oates publishing catalogue, including hits ‘Maneater’, ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’, ‘You Make My Dreams (Come True)’, ‘Out Of Touch’, ‘Every Time You Go Away’, ‘One On One’, and ‘Say It Isn’t So’, among many others. Recently, BMG released the duo’s first new single, recorded with Train, in over a decade, ‘Philly Forget Me Not’. 
 
Created by Daryl Hall, Live From Daryl’s House began as a web series in late 2007. Filmed on location and at Hall’s former home in Millerton, NY and current venue Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY, the structure of the show evolved over the years before formalizing the format viewers have come to love featuring candid interviews, cooking segments, and Hall collaborating with guest artists – an eclectic mix of both established and rising musicians.
 
Wildly popular, the show aired on MTV Live until 2017. Past episodes have featured a mix of well-known performers including Smokey Robinson, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Dave Stewart, Toots and the Maytals, Joe Walsh, Sammy Hagar, Aaron Neville, alongside then-newcomers Fitz and the Tantrums, Mayer Hawthorne, Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw, Amos Lee, Brett Dennen, Elle King, Aloe Blacc, and many, many more.
 
Hall said, "I'm really excited to announce that LFDH is coming back! We have a new production partner with BMG, who are enthusiastic about taking this show to the next level with me. Fans have been asking me when we are returning, so I am pleased to say that we are headed into production in the fall."  
 
Wolfson said, "LFDH has had great partners in the past that have helped us grow, so I'm thrilled to be working with BMG’s team, moving forward. They're a perfect fit for us, as they have the global reach and personal touch that this show deserves."
 
Joe Thomas, SVP Audiovisual, BMG US, said, “This new joint venture with Live From Daryl’s House is yet another example of BMG’s growth in the audiovisual market. The show is an absolute television treasure full of musical landmarks. There is such a high-level of interest and demand for LFDH both here in the US and internationally – whether that’s with partners throughout Europe, Asia, Australia – we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the LFDH team to present the show to fans across the globe.”
 
This latest partnership further bolsters BMG’s growing Audiovisual interests including television and film.
 
Television assets include Soundstage, a legendary television music series broadcast on PBS. Soundstage captures intimate music events by iconic artists shot in some of the most impressive venues in cities such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver and Boston. BMG also produces Berlin Live, a live concert series created by BMG and Europe’s leading cultural broadcaster Arte, Europe’s highest rated arts and cultural broadcaster. Berlin Live hosts some of the world’s most accomplished musicians performing, reading, and storytelling. The concerts are broadcast to over 165 million households and licensed throughout the world.
 
BMG’s first move into film has already yielded the feature-length documentary Bad Reputation, a film on Joan Jett, making its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. The film was recently acquired by Magnolia Pictures.
 
Currently in production is an upcoming documentary on the life and times of David Crosby, produced by acclaimed Academy Award winning filmmaker Cameron Crowe.
 
Additional BMG films coming soon include The Show’s The Thing – a documentary about the legendary promoters and agents who built the rock concert business in the ‘60s through the explosive business of the ‘90s; The Children of the Revolution – a documentary film celebrating the music of T. Rex; and Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records – a celebration of the music, history and cultural legacy of the pioneering British record label now owned by BMG. 
 
 
Mon
16
Jul

STEVE LUKATHER Autobiography 'The Gospel According To Luke' Out Sept 18

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STEVE LUKATHER TO RELEASE FIRST EVER MEMOIR
“THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE” ON SEPTEMBER 18
 
Founding Toto Member, Respected Studio Musician & Ringo Starr Band Member To Share Stories From His 40+ Years Of Making Music
 
Pre-Order The Book Here:
 
Los Angeles, CA --- To know Steve Lukather AKA: “Luke” is to love him, and readers of his upcoming memoir are about to get a no-holds barred uncensored look at Luke’s 40+ years of making records with his band TOTO along with the countless legendary sessions he’s been a part of.
 
Written by Luke along with acclaimed author Paul Rees, The Gospel According To Luke will be released worldwide on September 18 via Post Hill Press (North America) and Little Brown (UK). Luke will also be narrating the audiobook, which will be available via Audible. The book takes the reader behind the VIP curtain of rock and pop stardom recounting the vibrant and frequently lurid history of a vanquished golden age of the music business.
 
Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively left a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  The band has sold over 40 million albums and have over half a billion streams worldwide as of 2018. They continue to be a worldwide arena draw staging standing-room-only events across the globe. They are pop culture, and are one of the few ’70s bands to have endured the changing trends and styles.
 
Running parallel to this, and as stellar session players, Lukather and band-mates David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, David Hungate and Mike Porcaro were also the creative linchpins on some of the most successful, influential and enduring records of all time, including Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
 
“How many bands collectively (all members past to present) can say that they have played on 5,000 albums, had around 225 Grammy nominations, and were pretty much the house band on the biggest album in history?” writes Lukather.
 
TOTO are currently in the middle of a major resurgence around the world.  The band’s brand new Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun (Legacy Recordings - Sony) debuted in the top of the charts in multiple countries.  Their European tour earlier this year saw them performing to packed houses every night including sold-out stops at the 17,000 seat Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam to Royal Albert Hall in London and everything else in-between.  Most recently, Weezer’s covers of the classic TOTO hits “Rosanna” and “Africa” have attracted a ton of media attention along with over six million streams of the tracks combined.
 
This fall TOTO will also be releasing their definitive box set: All In via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music).  This limited edition release is available for pre-order here:  http://SMARTURL.IT/TOTO40TRIPSBOXSET
 
TOTO begins their North American tour on July 30th in Vancouver with dates running into November of this year.  The 40 Tours Around The Sun tour will continue into 2019 with more dates and countries to be added shortly.   Luke is currently on tour with Ringo Starr as a member of Ringo’s current “All Starr Band” lineup which he has been in for the past six years.
 
 
 
Fri
13
Jul

JIM SHEPARD 'Jaded' Pre-Order Open

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MRR will release JIM SHEPARD’s third solo album ‘Jaded’ on August 10. Utilising 3 vocalists to deliver Jim’s hard edged melodic rock songs gives the album plenty of variety, while remaining consistent throughout. The punchy songs range from hard rock to AOR and give fans something a little different to appreciate.
 
Pre-order JIM SHEPARD 'Jaded' (Out Aug 10)($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
ALL pre-orders will recieve TWO EXCLUSIVE NON-ALBUM BONUS TRACKS - Been There Before and I Wanna Know. These will be emailed to all orders with the lead singles from the album.
 
 
 
SUPPORT NEW ARTISTS Pre-order Deal: JIM SHEPARD 'Jaded' & DANIEL TRIGGER 'Right Turn' (Out Aug 10)
(Special Price $29 + FREE worldwide shipping)
 
 
 

 
Today we are going to debut two tracks from the album – the lead track Save The World and Jim’s video for the song we Are Not Alone. Both tracks give a great indication of the album’s sound.
 
 
 
 
JIM SHEPARD – ‘Jaded’ (MRR, Out August 10)
 
01. Save The World 03:00
02. Destiny 03:57
03. My Heart is Mine 03:48
04. We Are Not Alone 03:58
05. What I See 05:36
06. Livin' For Me 03:22
07. I Will Find My Way 03:59
08. M.G.L.G.2. 03:34
09. Love is the Faith 03:24
10. I Still Think About You 03:45
11. Always For You 05:12
 
 
Fri
13
Jul

DANIEL TRIGGER 'Right Turn' Pre-Order Open

Friday, August 10, 2018
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At the heart of the melodic rock scene is a large number of independent artists, who make music for the love of it, contributing some very fine music but not always getting the attention they deserve.
 
MRR will release DANIEL TRIGGER’s new album ‘Right Turn’ on August 10. You can pre-order the album as well as a deal to grab 'Right Turn' alongside JIM SHEPARD's new album 'Jaded'.
 
Pre-order DANIEL TRIGGER 'Right Turn' (Out Aug 10)($15 + $5 worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
SUPPORT NEW ARTISTS Pre-order Deal: DANIEL TRIGGER 'Right Turn' & JIM SHEPARD 'Jaded' (Out Aug 10)
(Special Price $29 + FREE worldwide shipping)
 
 
 
 

 
Daniel Trigger is an experienced singer/songwriter from the Midlands, UK who classifies his music as ‘stadium rock’, written to sound at home in an arena, combining big hooks and powerful melodies with anthemic, wide-screen choruses.
And that is the perfect description for Daniel and this album. Seldom will you hear so many hook-driven melodic rockers in one place and while Daniel has an established fan base already, this album is set to reach a whole new fanbase and take his reputation to the next level.
 
With 3 heavy rock albums under his belt, Daniel made the decision in 2017 to return to his melodic roots. The album ‘Right Turn’, steps away from down-tuned heavy rock in favour of greater musical subtleties, infectious melodies and lyrical optimism, and provides the opportunity for Daniel to make more use of instruments such as acoustic guitar and piano.
 
Let’s take a listen, with two tracks from ‘Right Turn’ to check out right now:
 
 
 
Track Listing:
01. Penitence 04:30
02. Days Gone By 04:11
03. Drive 05:21
04. Running Into The Wind 03:32
05. Hold Back The Night 05:19
06. Heavy Heart 04:24
07. Alive 04:38
08. There In Your Heart 04:02
09. Rock N Roll Party 04:11
10. Wheels In Motion 04:02
 
 
 
Fri
13
Jul

MRF5 USB4 Video Preview - STATION! Preorder Now; Only 19 LEFT!

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STATION have confirmed their participation in USB4, with their full set from MRF5.
 
 
MRF5 is done and dusted, but once again I had the entire event filmed “official bootleg” style.
The footage is currently being put together and edited, as there are 4-6 camera angles to work out.
 
Select performances from the event will be available on MR-USB4, a strictly limited edition release of just 100 units. JUST 19 STILL AVAILABLE!
 
Date of availability is still TBD, but will be this side of Christmas!
 
Here is the first video preview of some of the fully mixed/edited footage...
 

 
Below is the link to pre-order. Presales were offered to past participants and MRF VIPs, so there is less than half the allocation still left. It will sell out, just as the other USB drives have.
 
USB4 PRE-ORDER
LIMITED TO 100 UNITS ONLY
Custom Design / 64G / $100 / Delivery September (TBC)
 
 
 

 

Confirmed Artists (so far) for FULL SETS:

Acoustic Sets:
Jaded Past
The Radio Sun
Cassidy Paris
 
Friday:
Station (Confirmed, Full Set)
Grand Design
Jaded Past
Warp Drive
Fierce Heart
 
Saturday:
Gary Moon & Friends
Adriangale
Dave Friday Band
SJ Sindicate
Madman’s Lullaby
Far Cry
 
Sunday:
Boulevard
Shotgun Symphony
The Radio Sun
Gary Brandon
Lynn Allen
 
PLUS some more to be finalized, hopefully a few tracks each from the headliners and there will be some stuff from MRFAU and MRF3 & 4 that wasn't on past USBs.
 
Limited to 100 units only - once it's gone, it's gone.
 
 
Thu
12
Jul

THE UNITY 'Rise' With New Album September 14

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Friday, September 14, 2018
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Only about a year and a half after the presentation of their self-titled debut album in spring 2017, German-Italian melodic metal act The Unity are ready to strike again: 14 September 2018 will see the release of their current album Rise on SPV/Steamhammer. The recording features 13 brand-new songs and was cut by drummer Michael Ehré (Gamma Ray) at the B Castle Studio. Rise was produced by the band themselves and, like its predecessor, mixed and mastered by Spanish sound engineer Miquel A. Riutort at the Psychosomatic Recording Studio. The first single to be released from the album will be ‘No Hero’ on August 10th, the second single will be supported by an elaborate video clip. Aside from Ehré, The Unity continue to consist of guitarists Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray) and Stef, vocalist Gianbattista Manenti, bassist Jogi Sweers and keyboardist Sascha Onnen.

“The new songs reflect the amazing energy and extremely enthusiastic responses at our shows, but also the very positive media reactions,” Michael Ehré sums up the material on Rise. With their debut album The Unity were unanimously voted into the “Newcomer of the Year” category by the two leading German metal magazines, Metal Hammer and Rock Hard.  Subsequently the six-piece enthralled their fans at tours with Edguy and Sinner and cleaned up at festivals such as Bang Your Head, Metalfest and Winter Masters Of Rock.

Talking of which - soon after its release, Rise will alsoo be presented to The Unity’s rapidly growing fan base as part of an extensive tour: from mid-October 2018, The Unity will accompany Axel Rudi Pell and his band, and the date of the big release show at Ehré’s home town of Nordenham has already been announced (see tour dates). So the second round of The Unity’s triumphal march is about to kick off!

 
"Rise" will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on September 14th as limited Boxset (incl. CD, 2LP, flag, handsigned photocard, 6 track bonus CD, patch, sticker etc....), CD DigiPak, 2LP Gatefold, download and stream.
 
Tracklisting:
01. Revenge 01:25
02. Last Betrayal 04:19
03. You Got Me Wrong 03:49
04. The Storm 04:52
05. Road To Nowhere 07:06
06. Welcome Home 04:26
07. All That Is Real 03:59
08. No Hero 05:17
09. The Willow Tree 04:23
10. Above Everything 03:52
11. Children Of The Light 04:51
12. Better Day 03:46
13. L.I.F.E. 05:20
THE UNITY - Festival
 
14.07. CZ-Vicovice - Masters Of Rock
THE UNITY - on tour with AXEL RUDI PELL
 
 
18.10. DE-Bremen - Aladin
19.10. CZ-Prag - Palac Akropolis
20.10. CZ-Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
21.10. HU-Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club
23.10. SK-Zvolen - Music Garden
24.10. AT-Vienna - Szene
26.10. DE-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
27.10. DE-Leipzig - Hellraiser
28.10. DE-Bochum - Zeche
30.10. DE-Langen (Frankfurt) - Neue Stadthalle
31.10. DE-Karlsruhe - Substage
02.11. DE-Emden - Live Music Center
03.11. DE-Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise
04.11. DE-Cologne - Essigfabrik 
 
Tickets Germany: www.metaltix.com
Touragency: http://www.continental-concerts.de/

THE UNITY - CD release show

 
17.11.D-Nordenham - Jahnhalle
 
 
Tue
10
Jul

GUILD OF AGES 'Rise' On Vinyl

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Friday, June 29, 2018
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Escape Music pleased to announce the release of Guild Of Ages  “Rise” on Coloured Vinyl Transparent Blue, 180 gram, limited edition 500 copies only! All numbered!
 
Track list:
1. Intro 2:27 
2. Deep In Heaven 7:13
3. Around The Sun 4:30
4. Addicted 3:55
5. Every Road Leads Me Home 5:06
6. All Fall Down 4:47
7. Awaken 4:08
8. Love Rules All 4:13
9. I’ll Keep Burnin’ 4:10
10. Rise Another Day  3:37
11. Hearts Collide 4:46
12. Outro 0:54
 
Band is:
Anthony 'Antz' Trujillo Guitars, keyboards, vocals 
Danny Martinez Jr Lead Vocals, guitars
James Lostetter Bass
Steve Stuntz Drums, vocals
 
Additional Piano: JC Cernan on "All Fall Down"
 
Produced by Guild of Ages
Mixed by: Steve Stuntz and Anthony ‘Antz’ Trujillo
Mastered by: JK Northrup 
Music by Guild of Ages
Lyrics by Antz Trujillo & Danny Martinez Jr
Cover art by Eric Philippe at www.redhead-or-dead.com
Photography by Dwight 'Bubba’ Berry
 
 
Tue
10
Jul

GREAT WHITE Announce MITCH MALLOY Will Front Band

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GREAT WHITE NAMES MITCH MALLOY AS NEW LEAD SINGER
Grammy-Nominated Rock Band Hunts Down New Era, Captures Same Thrilling Sound
 
(Los Angeles, Calif.) Legendary rock band, Great White is proud to announce that Mitch Malloy is now its lead singer. Malloy, a celebrated songwriter and artist now based in Nashville, takes the reigns as only the third lead vocalist in Great White’s 36-year history.
“Mitch is an incredible singer, artist, songwriter and engineer,” lead guitarist, Mark Kendall said. “We’re beyond excited to stretch our musical muscles with a fresh, new take on Great White’s catalog of hits. Terry Ilous has been released to join his other projects. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for his run with Great White.”
Malloy, who originally hails from Dickinson, N.D., charted his first solo single, “Anything At All” in 1992. His subsequent hits “ “Nobody Wins In This War” and “Our Love Will Never Die” also made Billboard’s Top 100. Most recently he’s been cranking out penned hits and producing clients for his Malloy Master Tracks studio. These clients include Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins, Craig Morgan, Johnny Gates and many more.
Malloy has been in this is this situation before. In 1996 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Van Halen, asked Malloy to take the reigns as its singer. Although Malloy didn’t take the gig, he further established his reputation as a universally- respected frontman. He’s thrilled to be a part of Great White. He’s not trying to be a “clone” of previous singers Jack Rusell and Ilous.
“I have to represent this music honorably,” Malloy said. “I respect what has come before me, and have to remind fans of where they were when they first heard these songs. I also have to be myself at the same time. When I first heard my own voice with Great White’s music, I knew something special was going on.”
Guitarist and keyboardist, Michael Lardie, praised Malloy for his musical chops and reputation.
“We had an immediate rapport with Mitch,” Lardie said. “I’m positive the fans will embrace Mitch and continue to support Great White. This music is bigger than any one person.”
“We’re ready to rock with Mitch,” drummer Audie Desbrow added. “2018 and beyond still has a lot in store for Great White. Don’t ever count us down and out. It feels like we’re just getting started.”
Best known for their Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums and clocked the top of MTV four times.
To experience their hits live in concert—“Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations.
Great White continues to tour worldwide and in the last four years logged nearly 400 dates in several states and countries. The band celebrated numerous milestones that included several sold-out performances, a return to the Zurich, Switzerland’s Rock Im Tal Festival, the 10th anniversary of M3 Rock Festival and a handful of intimate, acoustic performances.
They returned to the classic rock radio charts with “Complicated” off of 2012’s Elation. The band’s 12th studio album, Elation, garnered high marks from numerous rock journalists behind the pesky “Something For You,” the cheeky “Shotgun Willie’s,” and the emotional, Top 10 classic rock radio entry, “Hard To Say Goodbye.”
In June 2017, Great White reunited with its original producer, Michael Wagener on the thrilling Full Circle. The nine-track album spawned the balls-to-the wall single “Big Time.” And for the first time in its career, Great White gave a peak behind the curtain to its fans with the accompanying DVD “The Making of Full Circle.”
Great White is focused on its newest journey with Malloy. They plan on returning to the studio and will update fans as soon as they can. Great White is Mark Kendall (lead guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums, percussion), Scott Synder (bass) and Mitch Malloy (vocals).
Catch Great White on tour! More dates are being added and all dates subject to change. Visit OfficialGreatWhite.com for additional details.
July 14 | The Lucky Eagle Casino | Rochester, Wash. 
July 20 | Harrah’s Cherokee | Cherokee, N.C. 
July 21 | Macon City Auditorium | Macon, Georgia 
July 27 | St. Clair Riverfest | St. Clair, Mich. 
July 28 | Beaver Dam Amphitheater | Beaver Dam, Ky. 
July 30 | Monroe County Fair | Monroe, Mich. 
August 3 | Psycho Silo | Sheffield, Ill. 
August 4 | Clearfield County Fair | Clearfield, Pa. 
August 15 | Iowa State Fair | Des Moines, Iowa 
August 17 | Turning Stone Resort & Casino | Verona, N.Y. 
August 18 | Kentucky State Fair | Louisville, Ky 
August 19 | The Foundation Performing Arts Center | Spindale, N.C. 
August 25 | Idaho Rock Fest Melaleca Field | Idaho Falls, Idaho 
September 1 | Shenandoah County Fair | Woodstock, Va. 
September 2 | Jergel’s Rhythm Grille | Warrendale, Pa. 
September 8 | Grand Falls Casino | Larchwood, Iowa 
September 15 | Rockefella’s Music Festival II | Banning, Calif. 
September 22 | Southwind Casino | Newkirk, Okla. 
September 28 | Private Event | Detroit, Mich. 
September 29 | BMI Speedway | Versailles, Ohio 
October 6 | Pearl River Casino & Resort | Philadelphia, Pa.
November 2 | Sycuan Casino | El Cajon, Calif. 
November 16 | Golden Nugget Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
 
 
 
Tue
10
Jul

MASS 'When 2 World's Collide' Arrives on Vinyl

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Friday, May 25, 2018
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Escape Music pleased to announce the release of Mass new album “When 2 World Collide” on Coloured Vinyl Transparent Purple, 180 grams, limited edition 500 copies only! All numbered!
 
Track List: Just Can’t Deny (3:56) / Only A Dream (4:15) / Falling In Love (4:56) / Alive (4:31) / Second Hand Rose (5:06) / Turn it Over (4:08) / Revenge for the Maiden (3:36) / Some Time Ago (4:35) / Stand Alone (4:01) / Time Marches On (4:52) / When 2 Worlds Collide (5:47)
 
Louis St August - Lead & Backing Vocals
Gene D’Itria - Guitars
Joey “Vee” Vadala - Drums & Percussion
Michael Palumbo - Bass & Vocals
 
Guests: Jeremy Heussi - all keyboards, strings, etc / Michael Sweet - lead solo “Stand Alone”
Brian J Anthony: Mandolin, Acoustic Guitars, and Keyboards on Second Hand Rose
 
Mixed and mastered by Brian J Anthony for Escape Music Ltd.
 

 

 
Tue
10
Jul

LANCE KING Readies 'ReProgram' Album

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Lance King announces new album in works and releases two video promos! T
 
These initial video trailers illuminate the album theme narrated with a killer voice over by "The Movie Trailer guy" with a cyberpunk / sci-fi cinimatic feel this album has.

Now calling his style 'Celestial Metal', Lance challenges the very fabric of who we are as humans with 'ReProgram'!

Lance is known as the former voice of PYRAMAZE - BALANCE OF POWER - AVIAN and GEMINI (and others) and returns with bombast on 'ReProgram'  once again calling on the talents of musician friends and the amazing talents of co-producer Jacob Hansen!

Watch Video Trailer 1    /   Watch Video Trailer 2  

WANT TO HEAR MORE?
**Lance has set up a PledgeMusic page to crowdfund his first full length Music Video ever! Pre-Order Exclusive Limited Bundles and get access to all updates on PledgeMusic HERE! 

***You can get a FREE song downloads HERE! 

Musicians Featured on "ReProgram"
Kim Olesen - (Anubis Gate) 
Markus Sigfridsson - (Darkwater/Harmony)
Matt Hodsdon - (Chaos Frame) 
Rich Hinks - (Annihilator / Aeon Zen)
Morten Gade Sarensen  (Pyramaze/Anubis Gate) 
Fred Columbo (Spheric Universe Experience) 
Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
Jakob Riis  (L Wood Joy)

 
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Tue
10
Jul

Rock Candy Records Latest - Y&T

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3 news titles from Rock Candy - all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com
 
Y&T ‘EARTHSHAKER’ CANDY360
 
WHEN Y&T reappeared in 1981 and released Earthshaker most hard rock fans were shocked that the band were still a functioning unit. Having made a name for themselves in the late seventies with two fine, but obscure, albums released on the decidedly unhip London label, very little was then heard of them. But when Earthshaker appeared on the rather more happening A&M label, brandishing a streamlined name change from the cumbersome Yesterday And Today to the far more manageable Y&T, fans could not have been happier.
 
Released in 1981, Earthshaker stunned the hard rock world with its aggressive songs and production. It was a double whammy that breathed new life into the band’s profile, helping to re-establish them as real contenders after years spent hiding in the shadows on a label that offered little in the way of promotion or career advancement. In Europe, where the band had already enjoyed a cult following through imports of their previous two records, the news was embraced with open arms and word soon spread that the band were not only back but sounding bigger and better than ever.
 
Recorded in their native San Francisco, the album harnessed a new raw energy, allowing songs such as ‘Hungry For Rock’, ‘Dirty Girl’, ‘Squeeze’ and ‘Hurricane’ to explode like molotov cocktails, whilst the epic and lengthy album closer ‘Rescue Me’ showed that the band could write anthems equal to the best of the genre. It also showed just how masterful they had developed as musicians, especially Dave Meniketti’s extraordinary vocals. Honestly, we can’t recommend this album highly enough.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW WITH DAVE MENIKETI, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. HUNGRY FOR ROCK 2. DIRTY GIRL 3. SHAKE IT LOOSE 4. SQUEEZE 5. RESCUE ME 6. YOUNG AND TOUGH 7. HURRICANE 8. LET ME GO 9. KNOCK YOU OUT 10. I BELIEVE IN YOU
 
Y&T ‘BLACK TIGER’ CANDY361
 
Y&T’S PREVIOUS  album Earthshaker had revitalised this highly respected San Francisco based quartet’s fortunes, appearing almost by stealth after years of what appeared to be complete inactivity. Signed to a new label and attracting fresh interest from various corners, Y&T quickly capitalised on their fortunes by moving their base of operation to the UK for the follow-up album Black Tiger. Almost unbeknownst to the band, the UK and Europe had earlier on embraced them as one of their own. It was an appreciation born out of a revived interest in hard rock, fuelled by the emergence of the NWOBHM.
 
Recorded in the Surrey countryside and produced by acclaimed British producer Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Coney Hatch, Malice) Black Tiger was a triumphant statement of intent, complimenting and, in many respects, eclipsing the achievement of the previous year’s Earthshaker album. Having established a solid template the album saw them looking for more melodic possibilities but not compromising their muscular style. It was a successful manoeuvre and one not lost on their burgeoning European fan base. In fact, during the recording sessions, the band embarked on a sold out UK and European tour that included two nights at London’s Marquee club and a high ranking support slot at that year’s Reading Festival.
 
Black Tiger, Issued in 1982, is now regarded as one of, if not the definitive Y&T album, showcasing a number of tracks that are regarded as classics, such as ‘Open Fire’, ‘My Way Or The Highway’, ‘Hell Or High Water’, and the title track itself. It also contains the epic ‘Forever’, another gold standard ballad in the classic Y&T canon.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, ONE BONUS TRACK. 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, PRODUCED BY MAX NORMAN (OZZY OSBOUNE, ARMORED SAINT), 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW WITH DAVE MENIKETI, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. FROM THE MOON 2. OPEN FIRE 3. DON’T WANNA LOSE 4. HELL OR HIGH WATER 5. FOREVER 6. BLACK TIGER 7. BARROOM BOOGIE 8. MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY 9. WINDS OF CHANGE. **BONUS TRACK**: 10. SOMEBODY FOR ME
 
Y&T ‘MEAN STREAK’ CANDY362
 
WHEN Y&T, THE hard rockin’ San Francisco quartet, signed to A&M records in 1980, it signalled a golden era for the band, revealing a fan base in the UK, and Europe in general, that they were utterly unaware of. Their debut major label album, Earthshaker, was more successful in Europe than in their own country, building an audience that was hearing much in common with the NWOBHM and welcoming their hard edged sound as if they were homecoming
heroes. The bond was further cemented when the band elected to record their Black Tiger album in the UK, and also attracted an impressive reaction when they toured, which included a special guest performance at the coveted Reading Festival.
 
It came as no surprise, then, to find that their next album continued the British connection, with the band securing respected studio wizard Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne) to produce Mean Streak, another molten slice of face melting hard rock in the finest Y&T tradition. Recorded in their native San Francisco, the record continued to enhance the band’s reputation as one of the most potent outfits of the era, delivering great songs and incredible performances. They refused to sweeten their sound or kowtow to ill informed suggestions, stated or implied, to become more accessible.
 
Produced with pin-point accuracy, the album (issued in 1983) resonates with explosive authority, harnessing razor sharp guitar riffs and impressive songs. Tracks such as ‘Midnight In Tokyo’, ‘Hang ‘Em High’, ‘Down And Dirty’ and the title track itself are all Y&T classics, allowing vocalist Dave Meniketti to ride the tiger with all his might.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, ONE BONUS TRACK. 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, PRODUCED BY CHRIS TSANGARIDES (THIN LIZZY, JUDAS PRIEST), 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEW WITH DAVE MENIKETI, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. MEAN STREAK 2. STRAIGHT THRU THE HEART 3. LONELY SIDE OF TOWN 4. MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO 5.    BREAKING AWAY 6. HANG ‘EM HIGH 7. TAKE YOU TO THE LIMIT 8. SENTIMENTAL FOOL 9. DOWN AND DIRTY. **BONUS TRACK**:10.  I’M NOT SORRY

 

 
Fri
06
Jul

Back For Another TASTE With 'Moral Decay' Out Aug 31

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Friday, August 31, 2018
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German label AOR Heaven has extended their collaboration with Swedish Melodic Rock group TASTE who will release their second album “Moral Decay” on August 31.

TASTE was born on the day before New Year’s Eve 2009, when the two brothers, Christoffer and Felix Borg decided to make music together. The vision was to make classic 80s AOR, greatly inspired by FM, Giant and Strangeways.
 
Signing a deal with AOR Heaven, the self-titled album was released January 2013. The album received a lot of good reviews for their classic keyboard driven sound. After doing a few live performances the brothers joined ART NATION. During this time, Christoffer started study to become a music producer and they decided to leave TASTE aside until there was enough time to do it properly.
 
After a four year hiatus the brothers finally found the time to work together again. With a brand new single, ”We Are Back ”, released on their own, they signed a new deal with AOR Heaven, and in August 2018 they’ll release their highly anticipated second album, ” Moral Decay ”.

“Moral Decay” is recorded and mixed at Top Floor Studios, Gothenburg, by Christoffer Borg (Anthrax, Amaranthe, Danko Jones). The album is mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica).
 
TASTE:
Christoffer Borg - Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass and Synth
Felix Borg - Drums, Bass, Clean & Acoustic Guitars and Synth
 
Social media:
 
Discography:
Taste - Taste (2014)
Taste - Moral Decay (2018)
 
Soundfiles in advance:
 
 
Fri
06
Jul

Escape Music Bring Back THE SIGN Remastered & Remixed

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Friday, August 24, 2018
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Escape Music is pleased to announce the re-release of The Sign both titles “Signs Of Life” and "The Second Coming" as a Double CD Deluxe digipack. "Sign Of Life" with two bonus tracks with the original mixes by Mark Mangold and Randy Jackson, and fully mastered by Jacob Hansen, and "The Second Coming" with one bonus track, fully re-mastered by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors", Limited Edition of 1000 copies only!
Release Date: 24th August 2018
Catalogue Number: ESM323
The Sign is:
TERRY BROCK: Lead vocals of STRANGEWAYS
RANDY JACKSON: Guitars of ZEBRA 
BILLY GREER: Bass of KANSAS, SEVENTH KEY and STREETS
MARK MANGOLD: Keyboards of DRIVE, SHE SAID, TOUCH and AMERICAN TEARS
BOBBY RONDINELLI: Drums of RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH and BLUE OYSTER CULT
JOHN BIVONA: Bass of TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
SIGNS OF LIFE (The first CD)
THE SIGN is made up of five very talented and seasoned stars of American hard rock music. With keyboard player and singer MARK MANGOLD, who earned cult fame in melodic rock circles penning hit songs for Michael Bolton and Cher, as well as being in AMERICAN TEARS (Columbia and Escape), TOUCH (Atlantic), DRIVE, SHE SAID (CBS Associated) and most recently FLESH AND BLOOD (along with MEGADETH AND TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist AL PITRELLI and TYKETTO singer DANNY VAUGHN). Joining Mangold are guitarist and singer RANDY JACKSON of ZEBRA (Atlantic) and LED ZEP SYMPHONY, and singer TERRY BROCK of STRANGEWAYS and LE ROUX, in addition to singing background on over 35 records for artists like MICHAEL BOLTON, KANSAS, VALENTINE and others, and of course his solo records. The rhythm section of THE SIGN consists of the amazing BILLY GREER, the bassist of KANSAS and SEVENTH KEY, and famed drummer BOBBY RONDINELLI (drummer of RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH and BLUE OYSTER CULT).
The band produced a phenomenal, critically acclaimed album with diverse styles, a mixture of the sounds of all their styles, with scathing musicianship, huge walls of vocals, and strong symphonic overtones. All these elements combine to create a signature sound, from stellar "I'M ALIVE" and "ARYON", to classic ballads "FOREVER AGAIN" and "I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU", to the heavy riffy "STRANDED" and more melodic rockers like "NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE", "THE WAIT" and "DESPERATE HEART" and the anthemic "LOVE IS ALIVE" and "SIGNS OF LIFE". All the songs have a common lyrical theme, essentially a flowing rock opera that follows the contemporary story of ARYON, a young girl who was raped by a priest, who she kills, and then escapes across country to find herself. This first record, originally mixed by Randy Jackson and Mark Mangold, has been remastered by Jacob Hansen and now sounds the way it was originally intended.
THE SECOND COMING (The second CD)
The second record by THE SIGN marks the introduction of a second guitarist in the band, the stellar JOHN BIVONA (also TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). The CD continues the story of Aryon...and delves into her tale; the abuse, the murder, the escape and the epiphany...meeting such colorful characters as the MOTORCYCLE MESSIAH, the OOZE...having a revelation on BLACK MOUNTAIN (a killer ZEP style riff rocker with huge drums). The exquisite STILL BREATHING stands out as a stellar melody and message. The record also explores various symphonic melodies as well as some scathing musicianship, guitar and keyboard solos by JACKSON, BIVONA and MANGOLD. This second record, the original mixes by Mark Mangold, Randy Jackson and Ed Douglas has been remastered by famed Swedish mastering engineer Mats "Limpan" Lindfors and now sounds as originally intended, far superior to any previous releases.
Finally, these two records have been combined with a LIBRETTO to tell the very contemporary and portending STORY OF ARYON.
 
Fri
22
Jun

FAITHSEDGE Start Album Preparation For 2019 Release

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Faithsedge have began recording for their new album slated for an early 2019 release 
 
Included is a photo of drummer Matt Starr (Mr.Big/Ace Frehley) , singer /songwriter Giancarlo Floridia and bassist Tim Gaines (x-Stryper) a few months ago at Namm 2018 
 
The album marks the return of X Stryper bassist Tim Gaines which he announced in an interview at KNAC.com last August he was no longer a member of Stryper. Also producing is former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso which will be mixed and mastered the new cube studio in Padova Italy . 
 
The band will be announcing their new guest keyboard player by the end of the year which will add to the melodic approach and direction of the songs . As confirmed by singer songwriter Giancarlo Floridia  is from a multi platinum selling band from the late 80's early 90's. 
 
The album is promised to be a return of melodic rock/metal with hooks and melody with elements of progressive . 
 
The bands previous album Restoration was released on Scarlet Records (e0ne distribution) for US and Europe and Spiritual Beast Japan (Universal music Japan distribution) 
 
Please check the bands website for further updates and info:
 
 
Thu
21
Jun

DANIEL TRIGGER Joins MRR With A 'Right Turn' Aug 10

Friday, August 10, 2018
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At the heart of the melodic rock scene is a large number of independent artists, who make music for the love of it, contributing some very fine music but not always getting the attention they deserve.
 
On August 10, MelodicRock Records will release two great new melodic rock albums from artists that have previously been self-released independents. These guys deserve your attention and I hope everyone will take the time to listen and perhaps pre-order either one, or both of these releases.
 
We will announce next week, with pre-orders, a special discount deal when buying both.
 
Today it is the great pleasure of MRR to announce the second of these artists – DANIEL TRIGGER.
 
MRR will release DANIEL TRIGGER’s new album ‘Right Turn’ on August 10.
 
Daniel Trigger is an experienced singer/songwriter from the Midlands, UK who classifies his music as ‘stadium rock’, written to sound at home in an arena, combining big hooks and powerful melodies with anthemic, wide-screen choruses.
And that is the perfect description for Daniel and this album. Seldom will you hear so many hook-driven melodic rockers in one place and while Daniel has an established fan base already, this album is set to reach a whole new fanbase and take his reputation to the next level.
 
With 3 heavy rock albums under his belt, Daniel made the decision in 2017 to return to his melodic roots. The album ‘Right Turn’, steps away from down-tuned heavy rock in favour of greater musical subtleties, infectious melodies and lyrical optimism, and provides the opportunity for Daniel to make more use of instruments such as acoustic guitar and piano.
 
Let’s take a listen, with two tracks from ‘Right Turn’ to check out right now:
 
 
 
Track Listing:
01. Penitence 04:30
02. Days Gone By 04:11
03. Drive 05:21
04. Running Into The Wind 03:32
05. Hold Back The Night 05:19
06. Heavy Heart 04:24
07. Alive 04:38
08. There In Your Heart 04:02
09. Rock N Roll Party 04:11
10. Wheels In Motion 04:02
 
Daniel began writing rock music and playing in bands as a direct result of hearing Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’ during a visit to a laser light show at the London Planetarium in 1989. It was a ‘road to Damascus’ moment, where Daniel immediately knew he wanted to devote his life to making music that sounded ‘like that’, and has remained influenced by the likes of Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Queen and Def Leppard to this day.
 
As many musicians do, Daniel spent his early years writing and singing with school and local rock bands, before joining metal band ‘Full Tilt’ in 1995, with whom he recorded one album. Daniel later moved on to sing with rock/blues outfit ‘Easy’, before forming his own band ‘Trigger’ in 2003, which performed melodic rock in the style made famous by the stadium bands of the 80’s.
 
‘Trigger’ recorded 4 albums and ran for 8 successful years before reaching a natural conclusion in 2011. From here on, Daniel continued writing and recording under his own name as a solo artist, and recorded 3 albums, ‘Infinite Persistence’ (2012), the critically-acclaimed ‘Army Of One’ (2014), and ‘Time Of The Titans (2017) which received glowing reviews from the worldwide music press. All 3 of these solo albums fell into the category of ‘melodic yet heavy rock’, combining powerful down-tuned guitar riffs with soaring vocals - imagine crossing Bon Jovi with Alter Bridge, and that will give you the idea.
 
It was with the release of ‘Time Of The Titans’ in 2017 that Daniel began donating all proceeds from purchases of his music to charity, supporting worthy causes such as Marie Curie Cancer Care, Dementia UK and the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign.
 
With 3 heavy rock albums under his belt, Daniel made the decision in 2017 to return to his melodic roots. The album ‘Right Turn’, steps away from down-tuned heavy rock in favour of greater musical subtleties, infectious melodies and lyrical optimism, and provides the opportunity for Daniel to make more use of instruments such as acoustic guitar and piano.
 
 
 

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