News Feed

Fri
10
Nov

LEAVES’ EYES 'Sign Of The Dragonhead' Out January 12

Artist: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Categories: 
We proudly present the new cover artwork, tracklisting and street date of the upcoming LEAVES' EYES album "Sign of the Dragonhead"! The hearts of symphonic metal fans will beat faster: Epic metal hymns, cracking rock songs, great choirs, powerful classical music, a top notch production and magic melodies - on top of it all Elina's outstanding voice. The energy of the latest shows and tours (a.o. with Sabaton in North America) were taken directly into the music and studio recordings! The biggest Leaves' Eyes record to date. The London Voices choirs of "Lord of The Rings" and "Stars Wars" are back again, as well as the classical ensemble of Victor Smolski from Belarus and various folk, classical and percussion musicians. Once more Leaves' Eyes take the listener into the world of Norse Mythology and Viking Sagas. The dragon ship sets sail to new horizons! Full speed ahead!
Tracklisting:
1. SIGN OF THE DRAGONHEAD
2. ACROSS THE SEA
3. LIKE A MOUNTAIN
4. JOMSBORG
5. VÖLVA
6. RIDERS ON THE WIND
7. FAIRER THAN THE SUN
8. SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT
9. RULERS OF WIND AND WAVES
10. FIRES IN THE NORTH
11. WAVES OF EUPHORIA

Produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio
The cover artwork was done by Stefan Heilemann (Lindemann, Epica. Kamelot)
Street date: January 12th 2018

 
 
Thu
09
Nov

OBSESSION Re-Issues Announced

Artist: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Categories: 
 
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce re-issues of the first three releases from the classic US heavy metal band OBSESSION. The "Marshall Law" EP, "Scarred for Life" and "Methods of Madness" will all be re-issued on CD and digital, and the release date is set to December 1st for Europe and North America.
 
The CD editions comes with a 12 page booklet that includes lyrics as well as liner notes from Michael Vescera.
 
Obsession is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 famous for spawning the career of singer Michael Vescera. The band first came on to the scene on the Metal Massacre 2 compilation from Metal Blade Records and then the classic EP "Marshall Law" was released 1984 on the same label. After that, Obsession released the albums "Scarred for Life" and "Methods of Madness" under the Enigma label before breaking up in 1989. The band reformed in 2004 and released the new albums "Carnival of Lies" in 2006 and "Order of Chaos" in 2012.
 
Marshall Law track listing
01. Only The Strong Will Survive
02. Hatred Unto Death
03. The Execution
04. Marshall Law
05. Marshall Law (Demo Version)
 
Scarred for Life track listing
01. Intro / Scarred For Life
02. Winner Takes All
03. Losing My Mind
04. In The End
05. Bang Em' Till They Bleed
06. Take No Prisoners
07. Taking Your Chances
08. Run Into The Night
09. Tomorrow Hides No Lies
10. Shadows Of Steel (Bonus Track)
11. Evil In Her Eyes (Bonus Track)
 
Methods of Madness
01. Four Play / Hard To The Core
02. High Treason
03. For The Love Of Money
04. Killer Elite
05. Desperate To Survive
06. Methods Of Madness
07. Too Wild To Tame
08. Always On The Run
09. Panic In The Streets
10. Missing You (Bonus Track)
11. Waiting For Your Call (Bonus Track)
 
Obsession online
 
Inner Wound Recordings online
 
 
Thu
09
Nov

Bob Katsionis Announces SYMMETRIC RECORDS, Signs TERRA INCOGNITA

Categories: 
 
'Bob Katsionis announces SYMMETRIC RECORDS, signs TERRA INCOGNITA'
 
After 25 years playing music, recording, producing, performing and touring, Bob Katsionis decides to make the next big step in his musical endeavour.
 
As a musician he is best known as a keyboardist/guitarist of FIREWIND, with whose he has been touring the world for the past 14 years, has also released multiple albums with OUTLOUD and SERIOUS BLACK as well as 4 instrumental solo albums, plus he works with KAMELOT as a co-songwriter and has guest performances in more than 50 albums worldwide.
 
As a producer he started SOUND SYMMETRY STUDIO back in 1996 helping his guitar and keyboard students record their demos, later evolved as a recording facility for his main bands and now he is producing a large variety of artists and bands spanning from Pop/Rock to Heavy,Power and Extreme Metal.
 
Also responsible for the image of the artists he worked with, he personally takes care of photoshoots, cover artwork and booklet design and through his own video making company PROGRESSIVE VISION GROUP he has directed more than 120 videoclips since 2002.
 
'Having all this experience in the music making and music business but at the same time being a performing musician myself I always wanted to help the people working with me to achieve their dream. To avoid the common mistakes of a newcomer and make their music heard as much as possible. Recording and finishing an album has become the easiest part of the process. But going out in the 'jungle' of the Music Industry and Media seems to be the hardest one. That's when I decided to found SYMMETRIC RECORDS; to give a helping hand to all of these great people I'm working together in my studio and trust their music on me.'
 
So, newfound SYMMETRIC RECORDS debuts with the release of Heavy Metallers' TERRA INCOGNITA full length album called 'Fragments Of A Ruined Mind'
 
The quintet from Athens led by the charismatic frontman Billy Vass, delivers a solid, straight, simple & pure Heavy Metal album where everything sounds so familiar yet so inspired and powerful. On a musical background which combined the straight metal influences of Iced Earth & Black Sabbath and the lyricism of Sanctuary and Fates Warning , Billy Vass sings the story of the main character of Strahd: a story of betrayal, love, loyalty, death and in the end...the eternal damnation.
 
Terra Incognita's second album is a milestone both for them and SYMMETRIC RECORDS and producer Bob Katsionis states:
 
'I loved their music from the very first note. I met them at a festival where they grabbed my attention with both their heaviness and their sensitivity. It was a very easy and fun to make album and I think it features something that it's missing a lot these days: the ability to play for yourself and not to surprise anyone.Really glad I'm debuting my label with them!'
 
Recorded and Mixed by Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio, Athens,GR.

Mastered by Nassos Nomikos at VU Productions
 
Wed
08
Nov

TRIXTER's MARK GUS SCOTT Honors America's Veterens

Categories: 
Trixter’s Mark Gus Scott Salutes America's Veterans

For a guy who has visited and performed on every major military base in the US, Mark Gus Scott shows no signs of loosing support for America's Military Heroes.  The rock star met with several military officials on his recent tour of Washington DC and filming of his latest video hit, "Ave Maria". The video shows Mark performing amongst numerous iconic DC landmarks, most notably the World War II Memorial. Ave Maria is the first single from Mark’s forthcoming holiday album entitled "Christmas Miracle" due out on Thanksgiving. Mark also makes it a habit to perform Taps at numerous cemeteries in the New York City and Phoenix Arizona area to honor fallen heroes during Veterans Day and Memorial Day holidays.

As the wild and charismatic drummer for the internationally renowned rock band "Trixter", Mark “Gus” Scott has sold well over 3 million albums worldwide, he has accumulated an extremely large press book, but most importantly... He has played in front of millions of people around the world.  Other major accomplishments include Three #1 Videos on MTV (15 weeks at #1), Four “Top 20” AOR Radio Hits as well as a “Top 40” Album on the Billboard Charts (#26).  

Trixter toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Japan in support of their major label releases. They have performed live in arenas with crowds up to 30,000 people, in addition to appearing live on television and radio. The tours have included such rock superstars as: Kiss, The Scorpions, Poison, Warrant, Slaughter, Great White, Firehouse as well as many MTV and movie personalities. Mark attained much notoriety, largely in part to network television appearances, three #1 videos on MTV and hundreds of worldwide publications and periodicals. 

As a member of the Hollywood/NY All-Stars, Mark participated in countless charity events, as well as making personal appearances with President Donald Trump, Treat Williams, Jack Scalia, Jason Gedrick, Gregory Harrison and Regis Philbin.

While just a sophomore in high school, Mark received the NAJE Special Citation for Musical Excellence and was granted admission to the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music. He attended three summers studying piano, drums, trumpet and a curriculum that included jazz, classical, chamber music, rock, music theory and composition. Mark also put his knowledge to use not only as a musician/songwriter, but also touring high schools and colleges throughout the country as a guest lecturer, teaching and promoting his drum instructional video and teaching method, “Rock Solid”.

Mark's Solo EP "Christmas Miracle" is scheduled for release on Thanksgiving 2017! ALL PROCEEDS from the first single, "Ave Maria", will be donated to Hope 4 Kids International.

"Ave Maria" single release - November 2017.

For additional information please visit www.MarkGusScott.com

 
Wed
08
Nov

THE VEER UNION Announce Release of 'Decade: The History Of Our Evolution' Box Set

Categories: 
 
The Veer Union Announce Release of 'Decade: The History of our Evolution' Box Set Pre-Order with Immediate Free Download Cover of Faith No More's "Epic"
 
November 1, 2017 - Vancouver, BC based Rock / Metal band The Veer Union has started a PRE-RELEASE worldwide through ROCKSHOP ENTERTAINMENT (RSE) for their first ever box set, Decade: History of Our Evolution, which will include 6 albums: Decade, Decade Acoustic, Decade 2, Decade 2 Acoustic, Decade Demos, and Decade Rarities. The band has also teamed with Loudwire to release the lyric video for their cover of legendary cult band Faith No More's "Epic," which will be available for immediate download with pre-order of Decade: History of Our Evolution box set.
 
"Growing up FAITH NO MORE was one of our favourite bands, not only did they have great songs, but they had an uncompromising passion for what they did musically. We wanted to harness some of that inspiration with this cover and hopefully do some justice to one of the most underrated and influential bands of our time." - Crispin Earl
 
The Veer Union will also have pre-order bundles available 11/3 including: signed Box Set, T-shirt, hand-written lyrics sheet, private acoustic performance, VIP Meet and Greet, Free Show Entrance on their Epic Revolution Tour (see below), and Free Download of The Best of the Veer Union 2008-2016 (including new acoustic recordings of their hit singles "Seasons," "Bitter End," and many more. As well, there will include reproduced, newly mixed and digitally remastered rock versions of “Seasons”
and “Darker Side Of Me.”
 
 
 
Mon
06
Nov

DEEP PURPLE Rob Your Wallet With 'Infinite' Gold Edition

Artist: 
Friday, April 7, 2017
Categories: 
 
DEEP PURPLE RELEASING inFINITE (GOLD EDITION) + THE inFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 ON DECEMBER 8 VIA earMUSIC
 
Due to the world wide success of the Deep Purple's latest album, inFinite, earMUSIC is issuing a special, two-CD release of the project, titled inFinite (Gold Edition), on December 8. Disc 1 contains inFinite + Disc 2 features The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1.
 
As a companion piece, The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 will also be made available on the same date in a limited 3-LP 180-Gram Gatefold vinyl, as well as digitally.

The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 was recorded at this years Hellfest 2017 in France and contains "Bloodsucker," which is a Deep Purple classic that is rarely a part of the band's setlist. 

To celebrate these releases, the band has shared two videos. 

Watch the "Bloodsucker" lyric video here.
Watch "The Surprising" video, which premiered via Ultimate Classic Rockhere.

Both releases are available for pre-order on November 3. 
Amazon Vinyl
Amazon Digital
iTunes
Amazon

 
 
Mon
06
Nov

MADMAN'S LULLABY 'Sins Of Greed' Pre-Order Now

Friday, November 24, 2017
Categories: 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the next release on the label. This band rocks hard!
This album is so ass-kickingly intense, so brain numbingly supersonic, that we dare only put 9 tracks on the disc! To add a 10th song would clearly risk the listeners head exploding :)
 
Please welcome American no-nonsense hard rockers MADMAN’S LULLABY for their new album Sins Of Greed, which will be released just in time for the silly season, November 24.
 
Madman’s Lullaby have been rocking us since 2007 and their 4th album is the one that sees them deliver everything you’ve loved about them in the past, with an even more high energy sonic hard rocking attack.
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
MADMAN's LULLABY 'Sins Of Greed' ($15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide)
 
 
 
The album features the following tracks:
 
01. One Shot
02. Makes No Sense
03. Little Demons
04. Live Again
05. Don’t Walk Away
06. Quicker With Liquor
07. About You
08. The Storm
09. Melt Down
 
Release Date: November 24
 
Check out the lead track right now!
 
 
Bio:
Do you remember what made you fall in love with Rock n Roll?? This IS Madman's Lullaby.
Madman’s Lullaby (MML) from San Jose, CA has been creating their own brand of bluesy hard rock since 2007.  MML's current line-up is founding member Mr. Brett on Lead Guitar, Eric (EJ) Arbizu on Drums/vocals, lead vocalist Chris Michaels and Bassist/vocalist Luis Barillas.
 
MML's 2013 release ‘Unhinged’ received glowing reviews which led to widespread touring throughout the US as well as internationally and have performed in Amphitheatres and major festivals to the most humble of clubs. MML has shared the bill with such artists as Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Night Ranger, Wasp, Michael Schenker, Lita Ford and many more.
 
In 2017 Madman's Lullaby were back in the studio working on their fourth full length CD which is now complete.
 
Madman’s Lullaby online:
FB: @MadmansLullabyRocks
 
 
Wed
01
Nov

SAXON to release deluxe Anthology ‘Decade Of The Eagle’

Artist: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Categories: 
 
BMG are proud to announce the release of SAXON - DECADE OF THE EAGLE - a deluxe anthology featuring 34 tracks, that looks back at the years that built the Saxon legend.  
 
Additionally, a 1 CD and 1 LP version will be made available for North America, tracklist is below.  
 
BMG in North America will release the 1 CD, 1 LP versions and and then a limited number of the 4 LP editions on Friday, December 1st, 2017.
 
Decade Of The Eagle is a retrospective that spans the band's first nine albums and represents the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career during which time they notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles.  These 4LP and 2CD deluxe editions feature new liner notes by frontman Biff Byford that document the decade and which are accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.  
 
Biff says: 'These are the albums from a time in the eighties that moved a generation of rock fans around the world, when British rock was once again at the forefront.   Great times - never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.'
 
Saxon played a significant part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all and have become one of the all-time masters of heavy metal.  In doing so, Saxon have ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time.  Always remaining true to the values which established them in the first place they are driven by a desire to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on, Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly - this is timeless stuff. 
 
Saxon's music that will continue to inspire Metalheads for generations to come, as it has influenced so many until now. In those immortal words, fill your heads with... HEAVY METAL THUNDER!
 
TRACKLISTING
 
1 Stallions Of The Highway
Big Teaser
Backs To The Wall
Militia Guard
Wheels Of Steel
747 (Strangers In The Night)
Suzie Hold On
Motorcycle Man (live)
Strong Arm Of The Law
10  Heavy Metal Thunder
11  20,000ft (live)
12  Dallas 1PM
13  And The Bands Played On
14  Never Surrender
15  Denim And Leather
16  Fire In the Sky (live)
17  Princess Of The Night
18  Power & The Glory 
19  This Town Rocks
20  The Eagle Has Landed
21  Midas Touch
22  Sailing To America
23  Crusader
24  Devil Rides Out
25  Back On The Streets
26  Rockin' Again
27  Rock N' Roll Gypsy
28  Broken Heroes
29  Waiting For The Night
30  Rock The Nations
31  Northern Lady
32  Battle Cry
33  Ride Like The Wind
34 Red Alert
 
1LP & 1CD Tracklist:
 
1 Backs To The Wall  
2 Wheels Of Steel  
3 747 (Strangers In The Night)  
4 Strong Arm Of The Law  
5 Denim And Leather  
6 Power And The Glory  
7 Sailing To America  
8 Rock N Roll Gypsy  
9 Waiting For The Night  
10 Ride Like The Wind 
 
To pre-order your copy of Decade of The Eagle please visit: smarturl.it/SaxonDecade
 
From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time, Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras. From 1979's 'Saxon' album to 'Destiny' in '88, the band enjoyed considerable success both in the UK and further afield.  It's no wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today. The decade from '79's debut record was vital, not only in establishing Saxon's talent and reputation, but also in laying the foundations for what has followed.
 
For additional information on Saxon please visit:
Twitter: @Saxonofficial
 
Wed
01
Nov

SONS OF APOLLO’s ‘Psychotic Symphony’ Debuts At #1 On Billboard’s “Heatseekers”

Categories: 
 
October 31, 2017 -- Since it was first announced in August, fans of SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)—had high expectations of their highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY. Those fans came out in full force to pick up a copy its first week out, which in turn propelled the album straight to the top of Billboard’s “Heatseeker” chart, where it debuts at #1.
 
Elsewhere on the Billboard charts:
#10 “Rock Chart”
#33 “Top Current Albums”
 
Released October 20 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Order it here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS.
 
As Portnoy exclaims, “The reception to SONS OF APOLLO has been OFF THE CHARTS incredible...well, now actually I guess even ON the charts incredible as well!! Seriously, the reaction from both the fans and the media has been great and we really appreciate all of the love and support so far! 
 
“Launching a new band is never easy (take it from the man who has launched about 87 of them!), but when you have such an incredibly strong launching point as SOA does, the sky's the limit! We look forward to getting this band on the road and playing all over the world throughout 2018...tour dates are coming very soon!"
 
  
Visit the new InsideOut Shop: 
www.insideoutshop.de
 
 
“Lost In Oblivion” video ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG7hYazcfOw

 

 
Tue
31
Oct

WILDE STARR Launches 'Beyond The Rain' Album

Artist: 
Categories: 
 
US Metal powerhouse WildeStarr will release their new album 'Beyond The Rain' on Friday, December 8th on Scarlet Records. The single is the title track "Beyond The Rain", which has a new lyric video as well.   
 
Complete tracklist is as follows:
1.  Metamorphose
2.  Beyond The Rain
3.  Pressing The Wires
4.  Red
5.  Down Cold
6.  Rage And Water
7.  Crimson Fifths
8.  Undersold
9.  From Shadow
10. When The Night Fall
 
WildeStarr is the combined talents of 3 of the most dynamic musicians in Heavy Metal today: Dave Starr (Vicious RumorsChastain), on all guitars & bass, London Wilde on vocals (who many regard as highly as Rob Halford, Dio, and Geoff Tate), and powerhouse drummer Josh Foster. Over the course of three studio albums –“ 'Arrival' (2010), 'A Tell Tale Heart' (2012), and now 'Beyond The Rain' – WildeStarr have established themselves as the masters of their craft with melodic and aggressive Metal full of dark drama, and conveyed via a huge wall of sound.
 
WildeStarr's new album 'Beyond The Rain' takes the listener on a harrowing ride and emotional roller coaster. Some might think its a concept album, but its actually much more than that. The songs are London Wilde's lyrical expression of pain, torment, hope, and love based on the real life tragic suicide of her brother Gary in 2012. Gary was a gifted musician who suffered the sad pitfalls of many others who pick up the guitar and dream of success in the music business. After his death, Gary essentially became a not so silent fourth member of the band, and his presence and spirit was deeply felt throughout the songwriting and recording process. 'Beyond The Rain' contains ten tracks of classic Heavy Metal in the vein of Judas Priest, Queensrÿche, and Dio, complete with Dave Starr's soaring guitar harmonies and killer riffs, pounding bass and drums, and out of this world vocal melodies and lyrics by London. Husband and wife team Dave Starr and London Wilde have been friends for thirty years and married for over fifteen now. This makes their songwriting and chemistry very special and unique in the world of Heavy Metal.  
 
The album artwork was made by world renowned digital artist Jonas De Ro. Jonas has worked on many blockbuster movies as a concept artist, including 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice', 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', 'Terminator Genisys', 'Jupiter Ascending', 'Edge Of Tomorrow', and many others! 
 
In Dave Starr's own words: "The original artwork is titled "Moscow Ruins", I found this on the internet a year ago and London and I fell in love with it. It really seemed to fit the mood for 'Beyond The Rain', so I contacted Jonas and purchased the rights to use it”.  
 
More details will be revealed soon on www.scarletrecords.it
Tags: 
 
Fri
27
Oct

MAGNUM New Album Track List & Artwork Revealed

Artist: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Categories: 
 
MAGNUM New album LOST ON THE ROAD TO ETERNITY
20th studio recording out on 19 January 2018
Duet with guest vocalist Tobias Sammet on the title song
 
The release of their latest album Lost On The Road To Eternity sees British hard rock band Magnum celebrate a very special anniversary on 19 January 2018. It will be the 20th studio recording by the group surrounding founder members Bob Catley (vocals) and Tony Clarkin (guitar) since their 1978 debut Kingdom Of Madness. At the same time, Clarkin, Catley and bassist Al Barrow are set to introduce their current line-up featuring new additions Rick Benton (keyboards) and Lee Morris (drums). Benton joined the Magnum camp in December 2016 to replace long-standing member Mark Stanway, while Morris took over from Harry James only a few months ago.
 
Lost On The Road To Eternity contains eleven new songs, among them the first single release ´Without Love` and a duet by Catley and Tobias Sammet on the title track, a kind of artistic thank you by the Edguy /Avantasia frontman in appreciation of Catley's guest stint on a number of Sammet's releases.
 
The release will once again be complemented by Rodney Matthews' atmospheric cover artwork as well as a total of four live bonus tracks on the CD digipak version (´Sacred Blood – Divine Lies`, ´Crazy Old Mothers`, ´Your Dreams WWon`t Die` & ´Twelve Men Wise And Just`) recorded at Magnum's 2017 performance at the Leyendas Del Rock festival in Alicante, Spain.
 
Lost On The Road To Eternity has been scheduled for release by Steamhammer/SPV on 19 January 2018 as digipak version incl. bonus live disc, 2LP coloured version, download and stream.
 
TRACKLISTING:
 
CD 1
1. Peaches and Cream 4:54
2. Show Me Your Hands 5:45
3. Storm Baby 6:13
4. Welcome to the Cosmic Cabaret 8:08
5. Lost on the Road to Eternity 5:54
6. Without Love 5:55
7. Tell Me What You've Got to Say 6:27
8. Ya Wanna Be Someone 5:56
9. Forbidden Masquerade 5:02
10.Glory to Ashes 5:35
11. King of the World 7:04
 
CD 2 (Bonus Live Disc)
1. Sacred Blood Divine Lies  6:48
2. Crazy Old Mothers 5:35
3. Your Dreams Won't Die 5:56
4. Twelve Men Wise And Just  6:21
 
Magnum are scheduled to embark on a major European tour from January to April 2018:
 
THE ROAD TO ETERNITY TOUR 2018
26.01.18 GB-Minehead - Giants Of Rock
20.02.18 GB-Bristol - Trinity
21.02.18 GB-Cardiff - Tramshed
23.02.18 GB-Holmfirth - Picturedome
24.02.18 GB-Manchester - Academy 2
25.02.18 GB-Hull - Welly
26.02.18 GB-Aberdeen - Garage
27.02.18 GB-Glasgow - Garage
01.03.18 GB-Belfast - Limelight
02.03.18 GB-Birmingham - Town Hall
04.03.18 GB-Preston - Guildhall
05.03.18 GB-Nottingham - Rock City
07.03.18 GB-Leamington - Assembly
08.03.18 GB-Cambridge - Junction
09.03.18 GB-London - Islington Assembly Hall
11.03.18 GB-Southampton - Engine Room
12.03.18 GB-Brighton - Old Market
14.03.18 NL-Leiden - Gebr de Nobel
16.03.18 SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
17.03.18 NO-Oslo - John Dee
18.03.18 SE-Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
19.03.18 SE-Malmoe - KB
21.03.18 D-Munich - Ampere
23.03.18 D-Nuremberg - Der Hirsch
24.03.18 D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
25.03.18 D-Berlin - Columbia Theater
27.03.18 D-Bonn - Harmonie
28.03.18 D-Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
29.03.18 D-Freiburg - Jazzhaus
31.03.18 D-Wuppertal - Live Club Barmen
01.04.18 NL-Uden - De Pul
03.04.18 D-Leipzig - Werk 2
04.04.18 D-Hamburg - Fabrik
05.04.18 D-Bremen - Aladin
07.04.18 D-Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
08.04.18 PL-Bydgoszcz - Klub Kuzinia
10.04.18 CZ-Prague - Nova Chemelnice
11.04.18 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
12.04.18 CH-Pratteln - Z7
13.04.18 I-Milano - Legend
15.04.18 E-Barcelona - Bikini
16.04.18 E-Madrid - But
 

 
Fri
27
Oct

Drum Legend SIMON PHILLIPS To Release 'Protocol 4' October 27

Friday, October 27, 2017
Categories: 
Drum Legend Simon Phillips To Release “Protocol 4” October 27
 
Drum legend & producer extraordinaire Simon Phillips will be releasing “Protocol 4” on October 27th on Phantom Recordings, distributed by AMPED™. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's moost renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion, Jazz or World, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel.
 
Simon has upped the ante with his newest instrumental recording “Protocol 4.” Building on his past Protocol projects, Simon has again enlisted the highly talented bassist Ernest Tibbs along with Protocol newcomers, the superb veteran guitar shredder Greg Howe and keyboard virtuoso Dennis Hamm. All compositions were written by Simon while on tour.
 
“The first time I've really been able to concentrate on writing material on the road. Lots of creativity on airplanes and in hotel and backstage dressing rooms,” says Phillips. Perhaps the vibe and energy of touring accounts for the slightly more “metallic edge” to this new album. But, as is always the case, Simon's music defies specific labels as he fuses elements of rock, jazz, funk, classical and even world music into the mix. A case in point being the track “Celtic Run” combining a Celtic rhythmic motif with blazing guitar and synthesizer leads all held together with Phillips signature ultra-tight drumming and Tibbs ever solid bass work. “Passage to Agra” is a rhythmic musical excursion to an exotic foreign land. The tracks “Pentangle” and “Solitaire” both contain some super funky grooves underlying jaw dropping metallic jazz/rock soloing. Greg Howe's guitar work shines throughout the recording, perhaps no more so than the plaintive and anthem-like track “Phantom Voyage.” Dennis Hamm's keyboard work is stunning on each and every track, whether he's soloing or adding lush orchestration. The album concludes with the monster high energy fusion track “Azorez.”
 
In addition to awesome musicianship, Simon's impeccable production and recording technique shine once more on this album. “Protocol 4” is certain to please longstanding Simon Phillips aficionados and is certain to also bring new Protocol fans into the fold.
 
Protocol European & US Tour 2017
Simon's new band will be on tour promoting “Protocol 4” starting October 26th.
October 26, 2017 Zug CH Theatrer Casino Zug
October 27, 2017 Verona IT Theatro Ristori
October 28, 2017 San Dona Di Piave IT Revolver Club
October 29, 2017 Rome IT Crossroads
October 30, 2017 Bologna IT Bravo Caffe
October 31, 2017 Bologna IT Bravo Caffe
November 2, 2017 Waidhoen AD Ybbs AT Plenkersaal
November 3, 2017 Katovice PL NOP SR
November 4, 2017 Krakow PL Club TBA
November 6, 2017 Vienna AT Porgy & Bess
November 8, 2017 Buhl DE Jazztival
November 9, 2017 Ravensburg DE Trans4Jazz
November 10, 2017 Reichenburg DE Bergkeller
November 11, 2017 Munster DE Jovel
November 13, 2017 Hobro DK Bil Forretningen
November 14, 2017 Kolding DK Godset
November 15, 2017 Copenhagen DK Amager Bio
November 16, 2017 Oslo NO Cosmopolite
November 17, 2017 Larvik NO Bolgen Kulturhus
November 18, 2017 Gothenburg SE Nefertiti
November 19, 2017 Stockholm SE Fasching
November 20, 2017 London UK Ronnie Scott's
November 21, 2017 London UK Ronnie Scott's
November 23, 2017 Hasbergen DE Masterclass
November 24, 2017 Hasbergen DE Gaste Garage
November 25, 2017 Hasbergen DE Gaste Garage
November 26, 2017 Zoetermeer NL De Boerderij
November 27, 2017 Hengelo NL Metropol
November 28, 2017 Verviers BE Spirit Of 66
November 29, 2017 Aschaffenburg DE Colos-Saal
November 30, 2017 Tallinn EE Russian Cultural Cnt
December 1, 2017 Rorschach CH Jazzclub Rorschach
December 2, 2017 Lichtenstein LI Little Big Beat Studios
December 4, 2017 New York City NY Iridium
December 5, 2017 New York City NY Iridium
December 6, 2017 New Hope PA Havana
December 8, 2017 Chicago IL Reggie's
December 9, 2017 Chicago IL Reggie's
December 10, 2017 Detroit MI Jazz Café @ Music Hall
December 12, 2017 Hollywood CA Catalina's Bar & Grill
December 13, 2017 Hollywood CA Catalina's Bar & Grill
December 14, 2017 Santa Cruz CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
December 18, 2017 Oakland CA Yoshi's
 
To purchase Simon Phillips “Protocol 4”: https://www.amazon.com/Protocol-4-Simon-Phillips/dp/B076F4LD3G
For more information: http://www.simon-phillips.com/
 
 
Thu
26
Oct

THE POODLES Release New Single 'It's No Good'

Artist: 
Categories: 
The Poodles 
"IT`S NO GOOD"
New single out today! 
 
The Poodles are back with "It’s no good", the second single from the coming album "PRISMA", in virtual and physical stores early 2018!
 
"We took on the challenge to do our version of an iconic song from a different genre", says lead singer Jakob Samuel. “Depeche Mode is such an influential band and their darker 90s stuff is really cool!” he continues.
 
The choice to do a heavy rock version of "It’s no good" stems from the simple fact that everyone liked the song”, guitarist Henrik adds. "It is a dark, epic song about broken relationships, which is always and interesting theme to explore".
 
"We wanted to add an explosive element that would catch the listener’s ear and develop the hypnotic groove of the song into something more modern sounding, says Kicken, drummer of the band. “People are going to be surprised when they hear it!” he adds.
 
 
Thu
26
Oct

MECCA 'The Demos' Audio Preview & Pre-Order!

Artist: 
Friday, November 3, 2017
Categories: 
 
RELEASE DATE DELAYED - NOVEMBER 24
 
My apologies folks, there is an issue with artwork print quality and we're fixing, but the start over will mean a production delay, pushing the release back a few weeks to November 24, alongside MADMAN'S LULLABY.
 
 
PRE-ORDERS ARE STRONG - THIS ITEM WILL SELL OUT.
 
Here is one more preview to check out while you wait...
 
 
The name MECCA is synonymous with quality AOR and melodic rock. Each of the 3 albums released to date have been crafted over several years, with each song racking up a seriously impressive number of demos, alternative versions, re-writes and re-mixes before being labelled “done”.
 
So, while we wait for a new set of songs to go through that lengthy process, Joe Vana has given MelodicRock Records the green light to delve back into the many folders of Mecca music that has built up since the 2002 debut, to bring you a very cool limited edition release –
 
MECCA “The Demos”
 
But these aren’t any old demos; these are still of the highest quality and represent a rare insight into the recording process all artists go through.
 
MECCA “The Demos” features alternative takes and different mixes of songs from all three of the Mecca albums, plus the songs exclusively featured on several past MRCD compilations and others that have never previously been heard or released.
Fans will recognize many of the songs, but in this format it's like hearing them again for the first time.
 
Featuring appearances by Christian Wolff (RIP); Fergie Frederiksen (RIP); Pat Mastelotto; Thom Griffin; Bill Syniar; David Hungate, Tommy Denander, Gordon Mote, Shannon Forrest, Richie Hofherr and Brian Moritz.
 
MECCA “The Demos” will be restricted to 1000 units only and released November 3.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW!
 
MECCA 'The Demos' (2CD Set)($17 + $5 Shipping Worldwide)
 
 
 
 
ONE MORE PREVIEW!
 
 

 

 
 
 
Disc 1:
 
01) Blinded By Emotion (Rough Mix Feat. Fergie Frederiksen, Vocals) 05:36
02) I Know (Demo Feat. Christian Wolff, Guitar) 04:11
03) How Many Times (Original Demo) 04:47
04) Life's Too Short (Demo Feat. Thom Griffin, Backing Vocals) 04:21
05) Say The Word (2010 Demo) 03:47
06) The One (2006 Demo) 05:08
07) Morning Light (Original Demo of ‘I Believe’) 04:26
08) Set Me Free (Original Demo of ‘Cry’) 04:31
09) Since I Found You (2011 Writing Demo) 04:14
10) Wire 2 Wire (Inst. Demo) 04:52
11) Can't Stop Love (Rough Mix Feat. Fergie Frederiksen, Vocals) 05:36
12) From The Start (2011 Demo) 05:12
13) Unknown (Chorus Overdub Demo) 04:30
14) Time Spent (2013 Demo) 04:17
15) Pamela (2012 Final Demo) 05:34
16) It's On Us (2012 Inst, Demo) 04:13
17) Without You (2002 Inst. Live Studio Demo) 04:26
 
Disc 2:
 
01) Take My Hand (2014 Final Demo) 03:15
02) Perfect World (2011 Demo, ‘Joe Mix’) 04:01
03) Ten Lifetimes (Original Demo Feat. Thom Griffin, Backing Vocals) 05:46
04) Alone (2014 Piano Demo) 04:58
05) Mecca (First Take Vocal Demo) 05:34
06) Light (2006 Inst. Demo) 04:13
07) Out Of Love (Original Demo of ‘Alone’) 05:37
08) Down (2012 Scratch Vocal Demo) 04:24
09) Did It For Love (2011 Demo) 05:47
10) Alive (2012 Unreleased Inst.) 04:35
11) Still Falling In Love With You (2006 Unreleased Demo) 03:49
12) Open Your Heart to Me (2005 Unreleased Demo) 04:59
13) Falling Out Of Love (2011 Unreleased Demo) 04:42
14) Wasabi (2011 Unreleased Inst. Demo) 04:11
15) Yesterday (2012 'Mecca 3' Inst. Demo) 03:42
16) Wire To Wire (The ‘Fun’ Inst. Remix) 04:49
 
 
Tue
24
Oct

DOWN N OUTZ Unleash New Live CD/DVD Plus Reissues

Artist: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Categories: 
DOWN 'N OUTZ TO RELEASE New LIVE Album: "The Further Live Adventures Of...." December 1, 2017
Re-Issues of "My Re-Generation" + "The Further Adventures Of...." also set for December 1, 2017
 
Instant Grat Track, "Overnight Angels" Available with Preorder of Live Album; Video Out Now - https://youtu.be/lDq1wXTAvhg
 
Down 'n' Outz are pleased to announce the release of a brand new live album "The Further Live Adventures Of ..." on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl. The live album, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue their previous records "My Re-Generation" and "The Further Adventures Of ..." on CD, LP and Digital.
 
The Down 'N' Outz is the project founded and fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Raw Glory. The band pays tribute to rock legends Mott The Hoople and was established from the most unusual of circumstances ... in the words of Joe Elliott:  "When Mott The Hoople announced they were reforming for a week's worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon I was asked that I participate in some capacity. They've always been my favourite band and it's nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due."

"But, what was I to do? It was suggested to me that the Quireboys would be up for offering their services. This was perfect! A fan since their first album, I loved the idea of working with a band as enthusiastic to do this as I was. I decided that the thing to do was play some songs that like-minded people thought they would never hear live again, if ever, songs by spin offs of Mott the Hoople - songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Songs that are close to my heart, songs that I've played every week for the best part of 35 years on record, cassette, CD, iPod and now live."

The Down 'N Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of their legendary 2009 reformation shows at Hammersmith Odeon. Following a rapturous reception, the one night project took on a life and energy of its own and an album project was born.
 
The band then decided to record an album, "My Re-Generation" produced by Elliott and Ronan McHugh (Def Leppard), which was recorded in Elliott's personal studio with basic tracking done at Moor Hall studio Bedfordshire by engineer Chris Corney. The album featured entirely covers of songs by artists related to Mott the Hoople, such as Mott, British Lions and Ian Hunter.
 
The band made an appearance at the 2010 High Voltage Festival in the UK, launched their own branded beer, and also announced it would be performing with Paul Rodgers in April 2011 as the opening act on the latter's UK tour.
 
On 21 April 2014, Down 'n' Outz released their second studio album, The Further Adventures Of... Critically acclaimed Classic Rock wrote:"Further Adventures raises the bar for Mott The Hoople covers while giving timeless songs a new lease of life, as classics deserving of a new audience."
 
In addition to Joe Elliott (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards), the band features The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar), Keith Weir (keyboards), drummer Phil Martini (Wayward Sons) and bassist Share Ross (Vixen). "The Further Live Adventures Of...." will be released on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, vinyl and digital on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Track List "The Further Live Adventures Of..." (2CD + DVD)
 
CD1

1.    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

2.    One More Chance To Run

3.    Rock And Roll Queen

4.    Drivin' Sister

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Storm

7.    Overnight Angels

8.    One Of The Boys

9.    Shouting And Pointing

 

CD2

1.    Sea Diver

2.    The Journey

3.    Who Do You Love

4.    Crash Street Kidds

5.    Violence

6.    England Rocks

7.    Good Times

 

DVD

1.    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

2.    One More Chance To Run

3.    Rock And Roll Queen

4.    Drivin' Sister

5.    Whizz Kid

6.    Storm

7.    Overnight Angels

8.    One Of The Boys

9.    Shouting And Pointing

10.Sea Diver

11.The Journey

12.Who Do You Love

13.Crash Street Kidds

14.Violence

15.England Rocks

16.Good Times

 
The reissues tracklisting is below
 
"My Re-Generation"
1.    Golden Opportunity
2.    Storm
3.    Overnight Angels
4.    Career (No Such Thing As Rock 'N Roll)
5.    England Rocks
6.    Shouting And Pointing
7.    By Tonight
8.    Apologies
9.    Who Do You Love
10. One More Chance To Win
11. 3000 Miles From Here
12.Good Times
13.The Flip Side Of The Shameless Whelk
14.By Tonight (Midnight Mix)
15.Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (Live)
 
"The Further Adventures Of..."
1.    Rock and Roll Queen
2.    Stiff Upper Lip
3.    Marionette
4.    One Of The Boys
5.    Whizz Kid
6.    Violence
7.    The Journey
8.    Drivin' Sister
9.    The Original Mixed-Up Kid
10.Crash Street Kidds
11.Broadside Outcasts
12.The Revenge Of The Shipwrecked Hedgehog
13.Sea Diver (Bonus Track)
14.One Of The Boys (Radio Edit)
 
For More Info Visit:

 

 
Mon
23
Oct

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA Ticket Details

Categories: 
MELODICROCK FEST 5 - USA
HOME BAR; MAY 4-6, 2018
 
Marc Scherer​ and Jennifer Batten join the MelodicRockFest party!
 
GOLD VIP ($995) (20 ONLY!)
 
3 day MRF ‘Gold VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Gold VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Gold VIP' Personalized Laminate Pass
Exclusive customized ‘Gold VIP’ souvenirs (TBA) 
‘Gold VIP’ wrist band
Event Poster
Exclusive access to the artist 'Green Room' for the entire event
Customized ‘Gold VIP’ MRF5 Tote Bag (CDs/Promo Items)
50x MRF5 Raffle Tickets (Valued at $250)(Electric Guitar, Drum Heads and much more on offer)
MRF5 Compilation CD
Exclusive access to one of the two elevated 'Gold VIP' Booths (10 spots available in each)
Beer and water supplies in Gold VIP Booths
Early entry to MRF5 each day
Private artist booth visits 
$50 Food Credit with HOME Bar
$50 MR.com merch credit
Guarantee of room availability at Event Hotel
Guarantee of getting everything signed by required artists over the weekend
Reserved front of stage space
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
GREEN VIP ($495) (40 ONLY!)
 
3 Day MRF ‘Green VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Green VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Green VIP' Laminate Pass
Event Poster
Exclusive access to the artist 'Green Room' for the entire event
Customized ‘Green VIP’ MRF5 Tote Bag (CDs/Promo Items) 
20x MRF5 Raffle Tickets
Private Green Room Bar open after 6pm each night
MRF4 Compilation CD
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
BLUE VIP ($220) (75 ONLY!)
 
3 Day MRF ‘Blue VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Blue VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Blue VIP' Laminate Pass
Event Poster
10x MRF4 Raffle Tickets ($50 value)
MRF5 Compilation Audio Download
MRF5 Compilation CD
Designer MRF Bag
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
OTHER TICKET OPTIONS:
FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
SUNDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
3-DAY WEEKEND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET ($175)
 
TICKETS ON SALE 11.00 TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 AEST
- Los Angeles: Monday October 30, 17.00
- Chicago: Monday October 30, 19.00
- New York: Monday October 30, 20.00
- London: Tuesday October 31, 01.00
- Stockholm: Tuesday October 31, 02.00
- Tokyo: Tuesday October 31, 10.00
- Rio: Monday October 30, 22.00
 
EVENT HOTEL:
 
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
2875 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook | Illinois | 60062 | United States | 1-847-2982525
 
 
MRF Room Rate $89/night
 
Questions, comments, thoughts, whatever: ajm@melodicrock.com
 
Mon
23
Oct

Introducing DIAMOND BLACK (Feat. Ben Christo)

Artist: 
Categories: 
UK rock band, Diamond Black (feat. The Sisters Of Mercy Guitarist Ben Christo), have released their debut single and music video for the song 'Sorrow'. The video can be viewed here: 
 

Sorrow’ is produced and mixed by Jaani Peuhu. Mastering by  Minerva Pappi / Waudio. The superb cover artwork features the amazing Nange Magro Designer with art by Flashbang Studio.
 
Intense, sensual and arcane, Diamond Black are a dark-rock quartet from Camden, London, UK. Founded by Ben Christo (guitarist of The Sisters of Mercy) and Finnish singer J.I. Turunen, Diamond Black bring you crushing riffs, mesmerizing electronica and cinematic choruses; a dark fusion of irreverence, intrigue and isolation.
 
Diamond Black is:
Ben Christo - Guitars, Backing Vocalss (The Sisters Of Mercy)
J.I. Turunen - Lead Vocals
Adam Lightspeed - Bass, Backing Vocals
Jan-Vincent Velazco - Drums

Additional:
Jaani Peuhu - Synths, Backing Vocalss, Production
Michal Akrabi - Backing Vocals
 
Inspired by the heaviness of Katatonia, the passion of Depeche Mode, the haunting soundscapes of Type O Negative and the anthemic melody of The Cult, Diamond Black weave tangled tales of desire, decadence and devotion.
 
Turunen’s powerful vocal is equal parts brooding, fragile, venomous and soaring, delivered with distinctly Scandinavian melancholy, whilst Christo’s unforgiving riffs and emotive lead-lines provide a dramatic backdrop. Add a thunderous, dynamic rhythm section, courtesy of premier UK rockers Jan-Vincent Velazco and Adam Lightspeed and encase it all in the cutting-edge darkwave/electro-rock production of Finnish visionary Jaani Peuhu (Swallow the Sun) Best Finnish Album of 2015, To/Die//For, Iconcrash) and you’ve got the explosive and evocative sound of Diamond Black.
 
“Powerfully dark atmospheres, riffs straight from the old school of rock" choruses that burrow into youur brain, never to re-emerge” ~ Metal Hammer UK
 

 

 
Thu
19
Oct

THE PROFESSIONALS Features All Star Classic Rock Cast

Categories: 
The Professionals are back! Formed from the ashes of the Sex Pistols, the band is ready to release the brand new studio album What In The World, available October 27 via The End/Automaton Records. The album is available now for pre-order on digital, CD and LP formats. Exclusive pre-order bundles are also available on Pledge Music.
 
Produced by Dave Draper, and co-produced by Paul Cook and Tom Spencer, What In The World bristles with conviction and finds The Professionals in electrifying form, delivering some of the most ballsy, honest and downright brilliant songs of their career. They are joined on this album by a stellar cast of guest guitar players including original member Steve Jones (who plays on three tracks). as well as Duff McKagan (Guns 'n' Roses), Mick Jones (The Clash), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), Chris McCormack (3 Colours Red) and Billy Duffy (The Cult). 
 
This energetic album features 10 finely crafted songs, full of rock'n'roll attitude -  including a tribute to Lemmy and Bowie entitled "Going, Going, Gone," before closing with "Monkeys," the Darwinian pop at world leaders. All the basic tracks were put down at Zak Starkeys studio, just outside London and were finished at Tower Studios in Pershore, while the guests recorded in various studios, both in the US and UK. The resulting album is an aural treat, with no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia.
 
The Professionals have created a truly honest album and it is the sound of a band at the top of their game, which is an all too rare commodity in today's world. Look no further than the first two singles "Rewind" and "Good Man Down" that accompany the album pre-order. The lyric video for "Good Man Down" released in September, and is followed by the official music video for "Rewind," which premiered this week with Billboard. About the new song, Paul Cook explains: "'Rewind' is an ode to short term memory loss.  You get to an age where everything's familiar but you don't quite know why. Kind of comforting, kind of scary." 
 
Both tracks are available now for streaming and for instant download. You can watch the videos below.
 
 
Official Tracklist
01. Good Man Down (feat. Steve Jones & Billy Duffy)
02. Let Go (feat. Phil Collen)
03. Going, Going, Gone (feat. Steve Jones & Billy Duffy)
04. Extremadura (feat. Mick Jones & Victoria Liedtke)
05. Rewind (feat. Phil Collen)
06. Hats Off (feat. Duff McKagan & Chris McCormack)
07. New Generation (feat. Marco Pirroni)
08. Take Me Now (feat. Steve Jones, Billy Duffy & Marco Pirroni)
09. Bad Baby
10. Monkeys (feat. Duff McKagan & Phil Collen)

Available now for pre-order

 

 
Wed
18
Oct

‘Cause & Effect: MOTLEY CRUE’ Author Chris Akin Explores Classic Album

Artist: 
Categories: 
CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE ~ AUTHOR CHRIS AKIN EXPLORES THE IMPACT OF THIS MONUMENTAL YET TUMULTUOUS RELEASE ON MOTLEY CRUE FANS 
 
By Chris Akin CLEVELAND - Acclaimed rock critic and controversial host of The Classic Metal Show Chris Akin has authored his latest book CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE due November 24. 
 
"MOTLEY CRUE '94 has been the subject of conversation with so many people in my life," states Chris Akin "since the day it was released back in March of '94. That has never waned. Even after all this time, there are people with such hard opinions of it one way or the other. For me, writing CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE allowed me to share thoughts and feelings about this monumental release with a larger portion of people that still care after all this time. Whether it's remembering personal stories that many of these songs had or revisiting the history of MOTLEY CRUE in their most tumultuous moment, CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE allowed me to share the experience of one of my all-time favorite releases with the masses." 
 
Chris Akin continues his series of cause/effect books. "The first was about Metallica's BLACK album, said Akin.  "The other titles I'm working on are about Judas Priest's TURBO, Megadeth's RISK and Nine Inch Nails' THE FRAGILE.  I wanted to write these to profile releases that changed something dramatically. With the BLACK album, it changed not only Metallica's fanbase, but how heavy music was played on the radio.  With the second book in the series MOTLEY CRUE, it divided the fanbase, as well as leading all their contemporaries down a path that failed nearly all of them.  That said, with this album, it's my favorite thing that says "MOTLEY CRUE" on the cover.  I think the public just got it wrong with this one."
 
 
Pre-Orders for CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE  are available in various packages:
 
Paperback - $7.99
Audio (download)
Audio (thumb drive)
PRE-ORDER/PURCHASE:  www.chrisakinbooks.com
 
RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2017
 
 
Connect and follow Chris Akin at:
 
Wed
18
Oct

DAVID GLEN EISLEY & CRAIG GOLDY Deliver 'Blood, Guts & Games'

Artist: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Categories: 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce a new project, Eisley/Goldy, who will release their debut album, “Blood, Guts and Games” on December 1, 2017. The first track from the upcoming release, “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter” is out today!
Singer David Glen Eisley and guitarist Craig Goldy (Resurrection Kings, exRonnie James Dio), both formerly of GIUFFRIA, have joined forces again in EISLEY/GOLDY, a partnership which sees the two artists bring back the signature sound that launched their careers in the early ‘80s.
As David Glen Eisley stated around October 2014, after several years on hiatus after his 2001 solo effort, “My dear friend of many years, guitar virtuoso Craig Goldy made a surprise visit up to my house, knocked on the door and simply stated ‘Enough of this my friend…time for you to get up off your ass and come back to work!’ He was so adamant, I relented and agreed to join him on a small stage in the San Diego area. It all seemed to go well and the next thing I knew a year later, we were in Nottingham, England playing together again in front of a crowd. We had been discussing writing some material for a potential album during this past year. But where to take it, assuming we were to actually do one? That left a big question, but a simple answer. The BEST Rock & Roll label left on the planet that understood who we were and who we are today. That was Frontiers and our friends Serafino & Mario!! A deal was struck and we both are happy to say "Eisley/Goldy" will be bringing you a new record in 2017. Funny how things happen in this crazy world of Rock & Roll!”
Of first single to be released from the album, Goldy says "the song, "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" is a song that I know is very close to Dave's own heart.....because of a very special loved one, who is still in search mode for that "one and only", yet still gets kicked around during that quest! For me....this song can indeed be about anyone who is searching for a special someone....or it can also be about the internal search we all feel at times while trying to uncover what special purpose or calling in life we are on this planet for....and that search, though originally generated from the heart, can often become as treacherous as a hunter in the wild!!!"
Eisley/Goldy are joined on the release by drummer Ron Wikso, whose resume includes The Storm, Foreigner, Cher, David Lee Roth, and more. Original Giuffria bassist Chuck Wright also plays on a few tracks on the album and original Giuffria drummer Alan Krigger is featured in "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter" music video!
TRACKLISTING:
1. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
2. I Don’t Belong Here Anymore
3. Lies I Can Live With
4. No More Prayers In The Night
5. Love Of The Game
6. Wings Of A Hurricane
7. Life, “If Only A Memory”
8. Soul Of Madness
9. Track Thirteen
10. Believe In One Another
PRODUCED BY : Craig Goldy & David Glen Eisley
STUDIO: Boothill Studios: Topanga, Ca - Abbey Normal Studios: San Diego, Ca
RECORDED BY: Craig Goldy & David Glen Eisley
MIXED & MASTERED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
BAND MEMBERS: 
Craig Goldy: Guitars & Lead Guitars, Keyboards & Bass
David Glen Eisley: All lead & Background Vocals, additional Guitars, Keyboards, Piano, Bass, Hammond
Ron Wikso: Drums

 

 
Tue
17
Oct

MARTIE PETERS GROUP Bounces Back in 2018

Artist: 
Categories: 
 
MPG is back! The COMEBACK of a lifetime...
 
Working titlte for the new album is "Unfinished Business" and after a ten year absence the band return with hard rocking music with catchy hooks and heavy grooving guitar riffs.
 
The legendary producer NEIL KERNON (Dokken, Britny Fox, Hall & Oates, Queensryche and many more) will handle the mix.
 
The band lineup in 2017 is Martie Peters on Vocals, Martin Slott on Guitars, BJ Joergensen on Bass and Felix Engel on drums.
 
 
Tue
17
Oct

The Prog Report New Book Covering Modern Progressive Rock

Categories: 
 
Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums: Images and Words Behind Prog's Most Celebrated Albums 1990-2016 Available For Pre-order Now
 
Earlier this summer, a new book dedicated to the resurgence of one of music's most enduring and underrated genres was announced from The Prog Report. Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums: Images and Words Behind Prog's Most Celebrated Albums 1990-2016, authored by Prog Report editor Roie Avin, is the first book to shine a light exclusively on the important albums of the modern progressive rock era. This new book showcases more than 50 albums from the last quarter century of prog, with each chapter dedicated to one album.
Featuring full color images of the artists live, original press photos and brilliant album cover art, this 280+ page, soft cover coffee table book will be one every prog fan will want to display proudly as a badge of their fandom.

The book, out in late November, is now available for preorder only at: http://progreport.com/essential-modern-prog-rock-albums/

Preorders come with a download of a chapter from the book on Transatlantic's The Whirlwind.

Highlighted in the book are prolific and pioneering artists such as Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Spock's Beard, Marillion, The Flower Kings, Enchant, Fates Warning, Queensryche, and Big Big Train, along with more recent bands like Haken, Karnivool, Riverside, Between the Buried and Me, and The Dear Hunter, among the more than 30 bands included. Drawing on original interviews with band members such as Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Steven Wilson, John Petrucci, Mikael Ã…kerfeldt, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas, Ross Jennings, and dozens more, the book offers an in-depth look at the stories behind the albums that shaped the next wave of progressive rock. This book focuses solely on bands that carried the mantle of the genre's initial '70s explosion, artists that expanded the genre further, incorporating new sounds and elements to reach new audiences worldwide. 

'The last 25+ years have been an incredibly fruitful period for progressive music, as this books indicates. The albums chosen here represent some of the most exciting music created in the modern progressive period, and it's only right that they claim their moment in the spotlight.' - Jerry Ewing, Prog Magazine

'There certainly was a period when the majority of bands of the New Prog generation, whilst more than competent, sounded just a bit too derivative of the their first generation idols. But Roie Avin's book goes some way to establish the credentials of the more recent Neo-Prog bands as having a far more individual and original voice whether it be the virtuosity of Dream Theater, the creativity and appeal of Big Big Train, or the highly impressive path carved out by Steven Wilson firstly with Porcupine Tree and latterly, in his own right.' - Anthony Phillips, Genesis founding member and guitarist

'This looks to be an amazing book and a MUST HAVE for Prog fans!' - Mike Portnoy

Teaser video that was released in July: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuamlgOsIOI

To purchase: http://progreport.com/essential-modern-prog-rock-albums/

 
Mon
16
Oct

MADMAN'S LULLABY Sign To MelodicRock Records

Friday, November 24, 2017
Categories: 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the next release on the label. This band rocks hard!
This album is so ass-kickingly intense, so brain numbingly supersonic, that we dare only put 9 tracks on the disc! To add a 10th song would clearly risk the listeners head exploding.
 
Please welcome American no-nonsense hard rockers MADMAN’S LULLABY for their new album Sins Of Greed, which will be released just in time for the silly season, November 24.
 
Madman’s Lullaby have been rocking us since 2007 and their 4th album is the one that sees them deliver everything you’ve loved about them in the past, with an even more high energy sonic hard rocking attack.
 
The album features the following tracks:
 
01. One Shot
02. Makes No Sense
03. Little Demons
04. Live Again
05. Don’t Walk Away
06. Quicker With Liquor
07. About You
08. The Storm
09. Melt Down
 
Pre-orders: November 4. Release Date: November 24
 
Check out the lead track right now!
 
 
Bio:
Do you remember what made you fall in love with Rock n Roll?? This IS Madman's Lullaby.
Madman’s Lullaby (MML) from San Jose, CA has been creating their own brand of bluesy hard rock since 2007.  MML's current line-up is founding member Mr. Brett on Lead Guitar, Eric (EJ) Arbizu on Drums/vocals, lead vocalist Chris Michaels and Bassist/vocalist Luis Barillas.
 
MML's 2013 release ‘Unhinged’ received glowing reviews which led to widespread touring throughout the US as well as internationally and have performed in Amphitheatres and major festivals to the most humble of clubs. MML has shared the bill with such artists as Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Night Ranger, Wasp, Michael Schenker, Lita Ford and many more.
 
In 2017 Madman's Lullaby were back in the studio working on their fourth full length CD which is now complete.
 
Madman’s Lullaby online:
FB: @MadmansLullabyRocks
 
 
Fri
13
Oct

ANVIL 'Pound The Pavement' January 2018

Artist: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Categories: 
 
Of course there are bands that have garnered higher chart positions, sold more albums and filled bigger venues than Anvil. Yet there are few metal acts that have earned as much respect from their colleagues as the Canadian act surrounding vocalist/guitarist Steve ´Lips` Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner.
 
The most renowned Anvil aficionados include, among others, international stars such as Metallica and the late Lemmy of Motorhead, who have expressed their unreserved admiration time and again. The reasons for this evident respect are obvious: since 1978, Anvil have been the epitome of a passionate heavy metal band that refuses to be thrown off course by setbacks, adverse conditions and inconsistencies on the business side of things. Their latest album Pounding The Pavement proves their impressive stamina: never before have Anvil sounded as diverse, determined and inspiring.
 
Why has Pounding The Pavement turned into such an awesome offering? Kudlow's explanation is simple: 'The songwriting process started immediately after the work on our previous album, Anvil Is Anvil, had been completed,' he says. 'So our thoughts instantly turned to the future again. After Anvil Is Anvil had been cut, everybody knew what we had just delivered and what Anvil's future should sound like.' Despite the diverse range of their ideas, Kudlow, Reiner and their bassist Chris Robertson have succeeded in filling the typical trademarks of this unusual band with life once again – which is an important aspect for every Annvil release, after all tradition and reliability play an essential role in this group. Kudlow: 'Of course we always allow inspirations from earlier recordings to seep in, but always with an emphasis on evolving the characteristic Anvil sound. Lots of fans keep asking us to play the way we did in the so-called good old days. That's why I try from time to time to pick up on that exciting feel of our older material. Mind you, it's always exclusively about the basic atmosphere of that time, never about copying an older song.'
 
Pounding The Pavement was produced at the Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany, where Anvil found not only the necessary peace and seclusion to concentrate on their recordings, but also met in studio owner Jorg Uken the ideal producer for their ambitioned work. Talking of which: the programmatic album title Pounding The Pavement is a synonym for the consistently serious challenge of ensuring Anvil's financial survival. Kudlow: 'I feel nothing could describe the way we've been working for the past forty years better than Pounding The Pavement: Anvil have tried for four decades to earn enough money to survive and continue to make music.'
 
The new album "Pounding The Pavement" will be released on January 19, 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold coloured version, download and stream.

Tracklisting:
1. Bitch In The Box  4:29
2. Ego  2:57
3. Doing What I Want 3:17
4. Smash Your Face  4:20
5. Pounding The Pavement  3:05
6. Rock That Shit 3:21
7. Let It Go  3:00
8. Nanook Of The North  5:57
9. Black Smoke  3:26
10. World Of Tomorrow 4:37
11. Warming Up  3:03
12. Don´t Tell Me  3:51 (bonus track)
 
Fri
13
Oct

PRETTY BOY FLOYD Still 'Public Enemies' in 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017
Categories: 
 
Pretty Boy Floyd Are Back With New Album, 'Public Enemies' Out December 1. New Song, 'Girls All Over The World' Out Now.
 
'Public Enemies' is EXACTLY what'd you expect from these seasoned The Sunset Strip veterans! A fun record meant to be played at maximum volume to help you forget about your worries, of which we all have plenty these days.
Kristy Majors says 'Staying loyal to our 1980's roots, 'Public Enemies' is a true follow up to the classic 'Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz'.
 
Not too long ago, when rock was about having a good time, letting your hair down and creating chaos and anarchy, four guys got together in Hollywood and formed a band. NYC guitarist Kristy Majors hooked up with west coast front man Steve Summers and laid the foundation for their dream band. They worked, wrote songs and played and played and played. The band chose the name 'Pretty Boy Floyd' because it seemed to describe them - four tough teens armed with guitar licks and teenage angst who set out to conquer the world.
 
As the new millennium rolled in, new music fans began to wonder what they had missed back in the heyday of '80s and early '90s sleaze rock. A whole new breed of young fans who weren't born when the band first emerged began to discover their music. The original fans from back in the day and the new fans found common ground - a love of Pretty Boy Floyd's music, sleazy shows, and fun times. Never mind what the critics think, or what trends may have come and gone. Having outlasted many of the critics who cried 'they'll never make it,' Pretty Boy Floyd continues to record and tour the world winning over news fans both young and old.
 

 
TRACKLISTING:
1. S.A.T.A.
2. Feel The Heat
3. High School Queen
4. Girls All Over The World
5. American Dream
6. We Can't Bring Back Yesterday
7. We Got The Power
8. Do Ya Wanna Rock
9. Run For Your Life
10. Shock The World
11. Paint It On
12. 7 Minutes In Heaven
13. Star Chaser
14. So Young So Bad
 
PRODUCED BY : Kristy Majors & Keri Kelli
STUDIO: Highway To Hell Studios, Mixed at Maple Studios
RECORDED BY: Kristy Majors & Keri Kelli
MIXED BY: Cameron Webb 
MASTERED BY: Andrew Alekel
 
BAND MEMBERS:
Kristy Majors - Guitars, Background Vocals 
Steve Summers – Lead Vocals 
JK Famous – Bass, Background Vocals 
Jimmy Mess - Drums & Back Ground Vocals
 

 

 

Pages

Subscribe to News Feed