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05
Nov

Rat Pak Records Set To Release LYNCH MOB "Sun Red Sun"

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE LYNCH MOB "SUN RED SUN"

  

    

  

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE LYNCH MOB "SUN RED SUN"
 
Lynch Mob "Sun Red Sun" is the bands 11th release and was written and recorded by the same line up as the "Sound Mountain Sessions" EP (Lynch/Logan/Crane/Coogan). "Sun Red Sun" once again highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan & George Lynch and showcases their ever evolving songwriting abilities. Mixed & mastered by Chris "The Wizard" Collier" (Lynch Mob/Lita Ford/KXM), "Sun Red Sun" offers up straight forward rockers like "Believers of the Day" and "Play The Game",  as well as more groove-oriented cuts like "Erotika" and "Subliminal Dream".  The CD also features a dynamic George Lynch guitar solo track called  "Black Waters" as well as an acoustic ballad called "Sun Red Sun", which is a tribute to the late great Badlands singer Ray Gillen. The release also features a cover of Bad Company's "Burnin' Sky" and includes four re-mastered bonus tracks from the original Sound Mountain Sessions EP: "Slow Drag",  "World of Chance", "City of Freedom" and "Sucka"! Official release date is Tuesday December 9th, 2014.
 
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LYNCH MOB "SUN RED SUN" - NEW ALBUM - AUDIO TEASER

 

 

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Wed
05
Nov

NEONFLY Release Official Lyric Video For 'Heart Of The Sun'

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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'Fresh from a sold out rampage across the UK with Dragonforce on their 'Maximum Overload' World Tour melodic metal rockers, NEONFLY, have released the Official Lyric Video to their epic track 'Heart Of The Sun' as a taster from their hotly anticipated second studio album 'Strangers In Paradise'.  This proggy epic utilises themes and artwork from the album proper courtesy of US artist Jorge 'Qetza' Garza who provided the Meso-American & Aztec visualisations that adorn the album cover.
 
The Official Lyric Video can be viewed here:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmiMP8zwyKs
 
'Strangers In Paradise', produced by Dennis Ward (Angra, Michael Kiske, Krokus, Pink Cream 69, Unisonic), is released in Europe on 28th Nov, the UK on December 1st and the US on December 2nd on Inner Wound Recordings.
 
To celebrate their new release, and to preview some of the new tracks, NEONFLY have lined up a launch party gig on November 20th at London’s 02 Islington Academy2 with support from long time friends, the excellent Night By Night, and young metal hopefuls Night Screamer.  With a line-up that channels a multiplicity of inspiration from AOR, Metal, Prog and Rock this is shaping up to be a fantastic night to remember.  NEONFLY are looking forward to rocking the UK capital and meeting and thanking some of their fans post-show.
 
Tickets including album pre-order bundles can be purchased here:
 http://neonfly.bigcartel.com/products

Tickets can be purchased here:
 http://www.o2academyislington.co.uk/event/71418/neonfly-strangers-in-paradise-album-launch-party-tickets
 
NEONFLY have already been confirmed for the main stage at the 2015 Masters Of Rock Festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic and have a raft of exciting new tour dates TBA.  Watch this space!

Check out their Facebook page for the latest news:
https://www.facebook.com/NeonflyUK

 
Wed
05
Nov

ALLEN LANDE 'Bitter Sweet (Official Lyric Video)'

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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ALLEN LANDE
'Bitter Sweet (Official Lyric Video)'
 


 

 
Taken from "The Great Divide" - Available NOW

 
Wed
05
Nov

MARTIN TURNER & FRIENDS Release The Garden Party 2CD Live

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Martin Turner and Friends, featuring Ted Turner and Laurie Wisefield, release
The Garden Party 2 CD - OUT NOW!
 
MARTIN TURNER co-founded WISHBONE ASH in 1969 and continues to play the heyday recordings to this day, with his own band.

This is a PRIVATE RECORDING of a set which includes rare tracks and classic performances to an invited audience of the core fan base with a truly special finale.  This is the first release of this recording.

THE GARDEN PARTY was a unique one-off concert from 2012 with classic era members TED TURNER and LAURIE WISEFIELD coming on stage to play.

Martin Turner said “There was a truly wonderful atmosphere on and off the stage that evening.  It was as if it had been written in the stars and, of course, it was a blue moon that night as well!  The Garden Party certainly reminded the four of us that we do have a very special rapport both as musicians and as people - something thatt our audience clearly picked up on that evening.”

Ted Turner commented “This was a very special day, filled with affection, friendship and love.” and Laurie Wisefield added “It’s great the music is living on, and that there are people who still want to hear it.  I think, above all, there was a lot of integrity in our music and that comes through.

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Garden-Party-Celebration-Wishbone/dp/B00MW67L0M/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/The-Garden-Party-Celebration-Wishbone/dp/B00MW67L0M/

Cherry Red: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4844

iTunes UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-garden-party/id921614278

iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-garden-party/id921614278

Official website: www.martinturnermusic.com

 

 
Wed
05
Nov

NuBreed Rockers DAYLIGHT Debut New Album & Video

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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DAYLIGHT
RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO SHOT IN JAPAN 
"NOW OR NEVER"
For Fans of: New Found Glory , A Day To Remember, Simple Plan
(Pop-Punk Barcelona)


Watch on Youtube
Taking advantage of their recent Japanese tour, DAYLIGHT presents their new music video "Now Or Never" fully recorded in Tokyo.
This upbeat anthem is about holding on to your dreams and seizing opportunities. Daylight are known for their positive messages that they convey through melodic music and high energy performances, encouraging friends, family and fans to 'Carpe Diem'
 
DAYLIGHT is a Pop-Punk band from Barcelona (Spain) composed by the twin brother vocalists Olek Burek (Bass) & Wojtek Burek (Guitar), Victor Vera (Drums) and Albert Domenech (Lead Guitar). Established in 2004, this hardworking band, kicks hard from their hometown to the world with catchy melodies and punchy sound. 

After 1 year in silence, they’re back with their new album One More Fight.
Produced by Andrea Fusini [IT] (Upon This Dawning, Ms.White, Ready Set Fall
Mixed by Andrew Wade [USA] (A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, A Loss For Words).

With their last LP, DAYLIGHT shared tours with bands like Mcfly, MXPX, Reel Big Fish, The Ataris, A Wilhelm Scream, Zebrahead and played festivals such as Groezrock (BE), Shanghai Zebra Music Festival (CH) or headlining the Global XGames (ES). 

They toured several countries (Continental Europe, China, Japan, UK) and got a loyal fan base all over the planet. Get an eye on this guys, because they came to stay. 

DAYLIGHT - "One More Fight" Tracklisting:


 

1. Anthem Of The Broken 

2. Kickbacks

3. Consequences

4. Now Or Never 

5. We Are Strong

6. Another Day

7. Best Days of Our Lives

8. Revolution

9. End Of The World
10. Crazy Youth Gone Wild
 

 
NOVEMBER
14 BARCELONA Sala Boveda 
15 MADRID Independance U18
21 VALENCIA Murray 
22 ALICANTE Marearock
23 MURCIA Sala JÓ 
28 MATARÓ Sala Duba
DECEMBER
06 ZARAGOZA Sala Z
08 BARCELONA Razzmatazz 2 
12 PAMPLONA El Templo De 
13 BILBAO Black Fever 
14 SALAMANCA  Plan B 
18 MALLORCA Es Gremi

+ International Dates TBA
For more information on DAYLIGHT:
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Wed
05
Nov

DENNIS DeYOUNG Scores #1 In Canada

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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DeYOUNG SCORES #1 IN CANADA
 DENNIS DeYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX
LIVE IN LOS ANGELES
 featuring the greatest songs DeYoung
originally recorded with STYX soars to #1 spot
on Nielsen Soundscan Canada’s
Top Music Video Chart.
 
Canada music fans know how to rock.
 
Just days after its release on October 21st by Frontiers Music Srl, the Blu-Ray release of Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of STYX Live In Los Angeles, Canada has taken the former lead singer of that legendary band to the #1 position on Nielsen Soundscan’s Music Video chart.  The chart topping position marks the first time DeYoung has reached the #1 position in Canada since he launched his solo career in earnest in 1999.
 
“Merci beaucoup and thanks so much to my Canadian fans for their on going support,” says DeYoung, who has been touring in support of the new release since last summer. “In my solo career they have given me a triple platinum DVD, a platinum cd, a gold album, a number one single at 60 years of age and now this, a number one Blu-Ray! As we speak, I am having a giant fleur de lys and maple leaf tattooed on my forehead! You Canucks are the best. Cheers…”
 
The release is available in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital (audio only) formats.  Recorded and filmed for an October AXS-TV live concert special, these classic STYX songs were captured before an enthusiastic audience at the intimate El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on March 18th, 2014.
 
This release is available on Amazon.com now:
 
 
Captured with 8 cameras in Hi Def, the show features DeYoung performing the band’s catalog of classic rock hits that became a staple on radio during the 1970s and 80s. Among them: “Lady,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Show Me The Way,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Babe,” “Best Of Times ,” “Come Sail Away” and many others. DeYoung, who began playing with the members of STYX in the early 1960s as a band called The Tradewinds, changed its name, wrote and sang the band’s breakthrough single, “Lady” in 1972. The group would go on to have over a dozen gold and platinum albums over the next twenty years. DeYoung left STYX in 1999. 
 
Track listing:
CD1: The Message / Grand Illusion/ Lady/ Lorelei/ Blue Collar Man/ Show Me The Way/ Mr. Roboto/ Desert Moon/ Don’t Let It End/ Too Much Time On My Hands. CD2: Rockin The Paradise/ Crystal Ball/ Babe/ Foolin Yourself/ Suite Madame Blue/ Best Of Times/ Renegade/ Come Sail Away.
DVD: Grand Illusion/ Lady/ Lorelei/ Blue Collar Man/ Show Me The Way/ Mr. Roboto/ Desert Moon/ Don’t Let It End/ Too Much Time On My Hands/ Crystal Ball/ Babe/ Fooling Yourself/ Suite Madame Blue/ Best Of Times/ Renegade/ Come Sail Away.
 
View the Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of STYX- Live In Los Angeles Trailer: http://youtu.be/NsLmDiz9aeU
 
For all things Dennis DeYoung, please visit: www.dennisdeyoung.com
 
 
Wed
05
Nov

Introducing LIONS PRIDE MUSIC

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Lions Pride Music is a newly founded melodic hard rock label based in Denmark. Their debut release is a compilation album titled 'Elements Of Frictions'.
 
From the label's website is this introductory statement; "The label was establised a few years back, with the long time dream of label owner & CEO Carsten Nielsen to bring a release of long time favourite singers back into the lime light after many years of absence from the scene. The labels policy is, in the future, to release albums with well known names inside the genre, but also bring new ones into the game. We hope that with the labels first official release, Elements Of Frictions, people and fans of the genre will take to the liking for what Lions Pride Music stands for musically."
 
Elements Of Frictions track listing:

01. Marcello/Vestry - When You Grow Up.
02. Area 51- Little One. A project consisting of Matti Alfonzetti vox, Sven Cirnski (Bad Habit) guitar, Micke Hoglund ex. Thunder & Great King Rat on Bass, Jamie Borger drums (Talisman & Treat) and Pasi Oxman Keyboards.
03. Emma Varg - Love Don't Live Here Anymore.
04. Matti Alfonzetti - Don't Leave Me Lonely.
05. Larry Baud - Make You Mine. ex Red Dawn.
06. Oliver Fehr - Don't Walk Away. Transit.
07. Snakes In Paradise - Without Your Love.
08. Mats Leven - Only My Heart. ex Swedish Erotica, Yngwie Malmsteen and Treat.
09. Pete Loran - To The Limit. Trixter.
10. Paul Laine - Another Me. Ex. Danger Danger.
11. Tommy La Verdi - Somebody Up There. Ex. 21 Guns.
12. Stephan Kammerer - All About You. Frontline.
13. Rich Cox - Let Me Down Easy. ex. Sic Vikki.
14. Mark Evans - Piece Of The Action. Heavens Edge.

For a few samples of the songs go to www.lionspridemusic.com. The release of the CD is December 15.

 
 
 
Tue
04
Nov

REVOLUTION SAINTS Preview Tracks Show Huge Promise

 
I’ve had the pleasure of hearing a little of the upcoming blockbuster REVOLUTION SAINTS album and I’m excited by what I’m hearing thus far.
 
The band of course features Deen Castronovo (Drums, Vocals), Jack Blades (Bass) and Doug Aldrich (Guitars). 
Follow their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionSaints
 
Turn Back Time is an uptempo melodic rock anthem with Deen and Jack sharing lead vocals and Doug riffing away. Nice solo and some blistering shredding at the end!
Very catchy and interestingly has its own personality – not necessarily Journey meets Night Ranger, although the style of both bands features within.
 
Back On My Trail is a fast moving rocker with a sharp guitar riff and some very Steve Perry-like vocals from Deen. Harmonies fill through the speakers and the song sticks in your head immediately.
There’s some nice progressive drum fills and a blazing solo mid-song that make this anything but predictable.
 
I tend to hold back on expectations on these superstar projects, but I’m getting more and more excited after hearing these tunes and think the expectations of this line-up producing something very special might just be on track!
 
Tue
04
Nov

UFO & MOTORHEAD Blu-Ray Due Via SPV

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Friday, November 28, 2014
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- Now Available at SPV / Steamhammer, selected Rock Classics on Blu-ray! -
 
"Stagefright" by MOTORHEAD  and "Showtime" by UFO  will be released through SPV/Steamhammer for the first time on Blu-ray. Both are a "must have" for the fans!

Stage Fright was recorded during a show at the Phillipshalle in Dusseldorf, Germany on December 7, 2004. The set features 20 songs from the entire Motorhead history, including 'Overkill', 'Ace Of Spades' and 'Iron Fist'. This memorable occasion was shot with 23 high definition cameras under the direction of Sven Offen (Papa Roach, Heather Nova, Gronemeyer, Toten Hosen, among others). The late Gert Hof, famous not only for his work with Rammstein, was enlisted to take care of the show's light design. The fans can also expect a lot of bonus material like making of, a fan special, testimonials, slide show, backstage rider and much more.

During the world tour for the album "You Are Here" UFO filmed a concert in May 2005 at the Pumpwerk Wilhelmshaven in Germany. Now "Showtime" will be released for the first time as Blu-ray incl. a fantastic acoustic session which was recorded at the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany. More bonus material, like making of and history interviews, is also included and you can see the last performances with the band of Drummer Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and Pete Way who had to leave the band due to health reasons soon after.

Both Blu-rays will be released in Germany on November 28th 2014, in Europe on December 1st 2014 and in the USA on January 20th 2015.

There will be more Blu-ray releases in 2015 for example  AXEL RUDI PELL and much more. Stay tuned for more infos!
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Tue
04
Nov

FREE Metal Sampler Download Available

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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ONLINE METAL PROMO and KILLER METAL RECORDS (Germany) are proud to jointly release "I Kill for Metal", a free download compilation featuring a mix of 40 current, advanced and unreleased original songs from established and up and coming OMP and KMR artist roster bands from the United States, UK, Portugal, Australia, Germany, Canada, Sweden and Poland,
International bands featured on the compilation include:
1. Annihilated
2. Archetype
3. Armory
4. Chris Violence
5. Colossus
6. Crimson Reign
7. Cyanide Scream
8. Damien Thorne
9. Dark Mirror
10. Diamond Lane
11. Dire Peril
12. Dragon’s Kiss
13. Dragonsclaw
14. Edge of Thorns
15. Enceladus
16. Fallen Angel
17. Hellscream
18. Hessler
19. Lords of the Trident
20. Maxxxwell Carlisle
21. Metalhead
22. Predatory Violence
23. Ravensthorn
24. Rezinwolf
25. Ritual Steel
26. Ron Keel
27. Seventrain
28. Shallow Ground
29. Skinner
30. Stu “The Hammer” Marshall
31. Taipan
32. Testor
33. The Loving Tongue
34. The Order of Chaos
35. Unity
36. Vanlade
37. Veritate
38. Virus
39. Witchcross
40. Zephaniah

 
Download the free songs, compilation artwork and track listing at the following location:
Online Metal Promo
From The Underground to Above Ground
 
Tue
04
Nov

GEOFF TATE Says F.U. For A Second Time

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Billy Sherwood's Mix Of Queensryche's Frequency Unknown Finally Available In A Special Deluxe Edition Reissue!

Los Angeles, CA - Frequency Unknown, the 13th album by metal legends Queensr'che arrived in April of 2013 amidst a swarm of controversy. The band had just split in 2 with founding vocalist/frontman Geoff Tate leading an all-new group of musicians while the remaining original members of the band carried on with a new vocalist. Dubbed 'The Heaviest R'che Ever,' Geoff Tate's version of the band included longtime QR guitarist Kelly Gray plus Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo and legendary AC/DC / Dio drummer Simon Wright. This group quickly recorded and released Frequency Unknown and though the album earned a significant amount of praise from critics, complaints began to surface about the quality of the album's mix. In response, Cleopatra Records commissioned multi-instrumentalist producer Billy Sherwood (of Yes) to remix the entire album. However, due to schedule restrictions, Sherwood was never able to complete his mix...until now!

Cleopatra Records in association with Deadline Music proudly announces A WHOLE NEW FREQUENCY! Coming November 4, a special limited edition deluxe reissue of Frequency Unknown will be released. Packaged in a striking 2CD digipak, the deluxe edition includes the original album plus a full-length bonus disc of Sherwood's complete reimagining of the album. Many of the songs were rearranged almost from scratch, with Sherwood adding orchestral arrangements and his own unique spin on these brilliant compositions. Despite the controversy, Sherwood's Frequency shows that this album contained some of Queensr'che's most complex and rewarding songs in years! Revisit this historic recording and be prepared to hear this album like you've never heard it before!

To order the CD from Amazon: http://geni.us/2iES
To order the digital version on iTunes: http://geni.us/pWF

DISC 1: The Original 2013 Version
1. Cold
2. Dare
3. Give It To You
4. Slave
5. In The Hands Of God
6. Running Backwards
7. Life Without You
8. Everything
9. Fallen
10. The Weight Of The World

BONUS TRACKS: 2013 Versions
11. I Don't Believe In Love
12. Empire
13. Jet City Woman
14. Silent Lucidity

DISC 2: Billy Sherwood's Mix
1. Cold
2. Dare
3. Give It To You
4. Slave
5. In The Hands Of God
6. Running Backwards
7. Life Without You
8. Everything
9. Fallen
10. The Weight Of The World

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

 
Mon
03
Nov

THE RADIO SUN Tap Paul Laine To Mix Second Album Due 2015

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Monday, November 3, 2014
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Paul Laine set to mix The Radio Sun Album Number 2
 
Australian melodic rockers The Radio Sun have announced Paul Laine (solo, ex Danger Danger,Shugaazer, Darkhorse) to mix the band's second album.
 
Paul Laine also mixed The Radio Sun's debut album titled Wrong Things Right which was released a few months back in May 2014 through MelodicRock Records.
 
With very positive reviews worldwide the band also received rave reviews for their live shows at the 2013 and 2014 Melodic Rock Fests and as Paul Laine's solo backing band.
Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say 'Paul is like the fifth member of our band ' a super talent with a real passion for music and a great friend!'
 
The Radio Sun look to release their second album early/mid 2015. www.theradiosun.com
 
Mon
03
Nov

JORN LANDE & TROND HOLTER Bring Epic Dracula Album in January

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Friday, January 23, 2015
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JORN (Jorn Lande) and Trond Holter, DRACULA "Swing Of Death"
 
ALBUM ABOUT THE DARKEST LEGEND OF THEM ALL - DRACULA - TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 2015
 
Jorn says: "A demonic and beautiful love story inspired by Bram Stokers Dracula, reflecting the inner shadows of the man and myth. We have worked on and off, on this epic album, and it took us close to 4 years to complete it. It's not the typical rock opera with a storyteller and long instrumental parts, but more of a dark and melodic rock album with songs of radio potential that take you straight to the point.
 
Trond and I are excited and proud to finally announce the release dates for the album, which are January 23rd in the EU and January 27th in North America.
 
Mon
03
Nov

SWEET/LYNCH To Rise In January

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Friday, January 23, 2015
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Frontiers Records have debuted a new track from Sweet & Lynch, "Divine"!!! 

Click the link below to hear the song AND to pre-order their debut album, ONLY TO RISE! They have multiple bundles available including CD and VINYL (yes, VINYL) versions of the album, hats, t-shirts, hoodies and more! Check it out!

ONLY TO RISE is out January 27th, 2015 in N.A. and January 23rd in EU.

 

 
Sat
01
Nov

​ALPHA TIGER New album iDENTITY out on January 19

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Monday, January 19, 2015
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​ALPHA TIGER New album iDENTITY out on January 19
 
There are a number of significant features which help to distinguish a good metal act from an outstanding one. Musical skills, strong songwriting qualities and a professional performance are some of the prerequisites which every band should have, but much more important is an individual style, an independent artistic signature, a band’s own trademark. Alpha Tiger from Freiberg in Saxony have found their own DNA. Their latest album is not only called iDENTITY, it also presents precisely that individual profile. “When we released our debut album Man Or Machine in 2011, it was greeted by raving reviews because lots of fans felt reminded of the golden age of heavy metal. Although this was an ideal start for us, it was nothing we wanted to limit ourselves to,“ guitarist and main songwriter Peter Langforth explains, adding: “Instead of remaining in the comfort zone of our newly-acquired fan base, our second release Beneath The Surface already saw us develop more individualistic and topical traits without straying too far from our basic style. We’ve completed this process on iDENTITY, now we sound the way we always felt Alpha Tiger should.”

A pretty courageous step to leave the as Langforth calls it “comfort zone” of posittive fan reactions in favour of a stronger stylistic identity. While Beneath The Surface still featured the influence of acts such as Queensryche, Fates Warning and Riot, the quintet now sounds unmistakably like Alpha Tiger. It’s all in the mix: the basis of the band’s deeply melodic sound is their impressive songwriting which is rooted in the tradition of classic heavy metal while featuring concise guitar riffs and haunting vocal melodies at the same time. On iDENTITY, Alpha Tiger succeed in blending those traditional patterns with a contemporary and topical sound without losing their vitality and dynamism. No wonder: The latest recording by the five-piece was cut under the direction of Mirco ‘Godi’ Hildmann (Guano Apes, among others) and Dominik Glöckner at Berlin’s Music Flash Studio. The nine songs plus intro were produced by Alpha Tiger themselves, before being mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton (UFO, Victory, Gamma Ray) at the Area 51 Studio in Celle. The decisive factor of their overall sound is vocalist Stephan Dietrich, whose powerful voice gives the songs their own personality and pace.

Talking of which: the pace of the haunting opener ‘Lady Liberty’ is almost tangible: “To me, ‘Lady Liberty’ is a prime example of how to write a short song. In the past, our material occasionally tended to get a little out of hand, whereas ‘Lady Liberty’ has everything this number needs and not a single note that isn’t absolutely necessary,” Langforth explains. ‘Closer Than Yesterday’ reveals a whole lot of other strengths, in a way a perfect antithesis to ‘Lady Liberty’. This time, Alpha Tiger have added a Hammond organ and synthesisers to their sound, and the result is a heavy ballad in the style of Journey and Survivor. With its lyrics about the fulfilment of dreams, ‘Closer Than Yesterday’ counts among the highlights on iDENTITY, just like the first single release ‘We Won’t Take It Anymore’. “We usually take weeks working on a song, but ‘We Won’t Take It Anymore’ was completed within a mere two days. Seems like I was pretty pissed off during those two days, which you can hear from the lyrics because a lot of admittedly positive aggression on is discharged in the song. Stephan brings those emotions across brilliantly.”

iDENTITY will be available in three formats: as a Digipak including DVD featuring recordings from Alpha Tiger’s performance at the Bang Your Head festival in June 2013, as a jewel case and as a gatefold vinyl LP.

Release Dates in 2015 are: Scandinavia January 14th, Germany January 16th, Europe January 19th and USA January 20th!

Following the advance release of ‘Lady Liberty’ in early summer 2014, Alpha Tiger have shot a video to support their new single ‘We Won’t Take It Anymore’. The band are also planning a number of spectacular release shows to follow the album launch entitled ‘Alpha Tiger & Friends’, which are scheduled to feature a number of the group’s pals.

So everything is ready: the new album iDENTITY presents the musicians Peter Langforth, Stephan Dietrich, Alexander Backasch (guitar), Dirk Frei (bass) and David Schleif (drums) as a mature and independent metal act who are guaranteed to win lots of new fans with their upcoming live shows.

Tracklisting:

CD+DVD Digi Version (please note: cover with white frame)

CD

1. Intro 00:43
2. Lady Liberty 04:14
3. Scripted Reality 06:21
4. Long Way Of Redemption 05:54
5. Identity 05:52
6. We Won`t Take It Anymore 04:31
7. Revolution In Progress 05:05
8. Closer Than Yesterday 04:54
9. Shut Up & Think 04:31
10. This World Will Burn 07:21

DVD - Live at Bang Your Head

1. The Alliance 08:49
2. From Outer Space 04:35
3. Against The Time 05:28
4. Beneath The Surface 05:41
5. Waiting For A Sign 06:18
6. Along The Rising Sun 04:10
7. Karma 05:18
8. Black Star Pariah 07:49

CD Version (please note: cover with white frame)

1. Intro 0:43
2. Lady Liberty 04:14
3. Scripted Reality 06:21
4. Long Way Of Redemption 05:54
5. Identity 05:52
6. We Won`t Take It Anymore 04:31
7. Revolution In Progress 05:05
8. Closer Than Yesterday 04:54
9. Shut Up & Think 04:31
10. This World Will Burn 07:21

2LP Version (please note: cover with black frame)

Side 1
1. Intro 0:43
2. Lady Liberty 04:14
3. Scripted Reality 06:21


Side 2
1. Long Way Of Redemption 05:54
2. Identity 05:52
3. We Won`t Take It Anymore 04:31

Side 3
1. Revolution In Progress 05:05
2. Closer Than Yesterday 04:54
3. Shut Up & Think 04:31

Side 4
1. This World Will Burn 07:21

Video for "Lady Liberty": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrqsQQlHmSI

ALPHA TIGER live 2014/2015

14.11. D-Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise
15.11. B-Hamme - Thrash Or Be Thrashed Festival

24.01. D-Leipzig - Hellraiser

07.02. D-Cham - LA
14.02. B-Kortrijk - Metal `til Midnight Festival
04.-06.06. D-Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival

Booking Agency: M.A.D., Berlin Germany
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www.alphatiger.de

https://de-de.facebook.com/AlphaTigerBand

https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

 
Fri
31
Oct

New From Rock Candy - WINGER, HONEYMOON SUITE & DAMN YANKEES

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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The following four new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on 16th November.
 
 
DAMN YANKEES 'S/T' CANDY196
 
SUPERGROUPS COME and go; often in an initial blaze of glory and then more often than not disappear in a puff of smoke due to a half-assed work ethic and the sound of clashing egos. This was not the case with Damn Yankees, a veritable Sm'rg'sbord of prime time American musical hard rock talent: Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw (Styx), Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and drummer Michael Cartellone. A four man wrecking crew who came together with the objective of celebrating not only their considerable reputations but also to establish a new beachhead for further success.
Formed in late 1988 in New York City, the band quickly solidified via a series of rehearsals and a demo that led them to sign a record deal with Warner Brothers, who promptly put them in the studio with renowned producer Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, UFO, Heart), a man with not only great chops but also a certain hard working reputation. Recorded in Los Angeles, the record exceeded all expectations, providing the band with a springboard to double platinum success, a #13 place on the Billboard LP chart and an impressive run of sold out live dates.
Musically, the band were firing on all six cylinders, notching up an impressive number of hits and anthems such as 'Come Again', 'Coming Of Age', 'Runaway' and the massively successful power ballad 'High Enough', a song that reached #3 on the US singles chart.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound, one bonus track, 16 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. COMING OF AGE 2. BAD REPUTATION 3. RUNAWAY 4. HIGH ENOUGH 5. DAMN YANKEES 6. COME AGAIN 7. MYSTIFIED 8. ROCK CITY 9. TELL ME HOW YOU WANT IT 10. PILEDRIVER BONUS TRACK: 11. BONESTRIPPER (Single B-Side)
 
WINGER 'S/T' CANDY257
 
RATHER UNFAIRLY Winger were lumped into the 80s hair metal scene. However, it was an easy mistake to make considering Kip Winger's drop dead gorgeous looks and the band's penchant for penning memorable and melodic rock of an altogether addictive nature. However, beneath the fancy looks was a band of enormous depth, containing members that had already notched up years of experience and played with several demanding and high calibre artists.
The band were fronted by, Denver native, Kip Winger, and signed to industry heavyweight Atlantic Records, the rest of the band consisting of guitarist Reb Beach (who had worked with Fiona), keyboard player Paul Taylor (previously with Alice Cooper) and former Dixie Dreggs drummer Rod Morgenstein. Originally issued in 1988, and produced by man of the moment Beau Hill, the album caused an immediate stir with its seductive blend of heavy, yet melodic, rock suggesting that Winger's talent was very much in the same realms as Bon Jovi and Foreigner.
Indeed, such was the excitement surrounding the album that it achieved platinum status and made them a fixture on MTV, all helped by their good looks and fully formed songs such as 'Madalaine', 'Hungry', 'Headed For A Heartbreak' (a top twenty US hit single this one) and the superhumanly catchy 'Seventeen'; a tour de force of perfection.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound, contains three bonus tracks,16 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. MADALAINE 2. HUNGRY 3. SEVENTEEN 4. WITHOUT THE NIGHT 5. PURPLE HAZE 6. STATE OF EMERGENCY 7. TIME TO SURRENDER 8. POISON ANGEL 9. HANGIN ON 10. HEADED FOR A HEARTBREAK BONUS TRACKS: 11. HIGHER AND HIGHER 12. HEADED FOR A HEARTBREAK ('91 Remix) 13. NEVER
 

WINGER 'IN THE HEART OF THE YOUNG' CANDY258
 
WINGER'S DEBUT album was an immediate commercial and critical success, selling in excess of a million units and making front man Kip Winger's chiselled look a household name, rivalling even the popularity of Jon Bon Jovi. At that point in time almost every teenage girl in the USA probably had a poster of him adorning their bedroom wall and every aspiring male rocker wanted to lead a band just as good as his.
For this follow-up album, titled 'In The Heart Of The Young', Kip retained all the positive points of his debut's success, with no changes to either band members or his producer Beau Hill, except that this time around they elected to record in Los Angeles rather than New York City. It was a good move as the album increased the band's fire and passion, bringing together eleven tracks of superior melodic rock goodness. The sound was sharp, the hooks were huge and the songs were as every bit on the money as first time around.
Kip's familiar husky roar wraps itself around classic tracks such as 'Can't Get Enuff', 'Easy Come, Easy Go' and 'Miles Away', whilst the rhythm section pounds away in a manner befitting some of the world's most successful hard rock acts like Whitesnake and Def Leppard. No wonder that this record went on to achieve Platinum status and beyond.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound, contains two bonus tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. CAN'T GET ENUFF 2. LOOSEN UP 3. MILES AWAY 4. EASY COME EASY GO 5. RAINBOW IN THE ROSE 6. IN THE DAY WE'LL NEVER SEE 7. UNDER ONE CONDITION 8. LITTLE DIRTY BLONDE 9. BAPTIZED BY FIRE 10. YOU ARE THE SAINT, I AM THE SINNER 11. IN THE HEART OF THE YOUNG BONUS TRACKS: 12. ALL I EVER WANTED 13. CAN'T GET ENUFF (Edit)
 

 
HONEYMOON SUITE 'MONSTERS UNDER THE BED' CANDY231
 
THERE'S NO getting away from it, Honeymoon Suite had an amazing run of good fortune during their hey-day, the late 1980s, notching up not just hit albums but also hit singles and touring the world with impressive results. Not only were they busy being commercially successful but artistically they were also improving with each record, refining and honing their craft to new heights.
'Monsters Under The Bed', originally issued in 1991, was the band's fourth and arguably their greatest album thus far. Written over an extended period of time and containing some of their best songs and melodies, the record was stuffed to rafters with hooks and riffs of a magnitude that dwarfed previous efforts. Overseen by British-born production and engineering wizard Paul Northfield (Rush, Queensryche, Dream Theater) at Le Studio, Morin Heights in Quebec, the album is blessed with a widescreen pop rock appeal that dwarfed the competition, making the likes of Bon Jovi, Loverboy and Bryan Adams sound like puny undernourished upstarts.
In amongst the fun filled contents are sparkling gems such as 'Next To You', 'Say You Don't Know Me' and the utterly brilliant 'If Ya Love Me', a contender for one of the greatest melodic hard rock anthems of all time. Man of the match is vocalist Johnnie Dee but that's not to the denigrate any of the other members, especially guitarist Derry Grehan who guitar work explodes and growls like a caged tiger.
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound, 12 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. SAY YOU DON'T KNOW ME 2. BRING ON THE LIGHT 3. IF YA LOVE ME 4. THE ROAD 5. LITTLE SISTER 6. HOW LONG 7. COME (LET ME TAKE YOU THERE) 8. MIRACLE 9. IT'S ONLY LOVE 10. NEXT TO YOU 11. STAND ALONE 12. ALL I WANTED
 
 
ALL DUE IN STOCK ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 15…
 
ENUFF Z'NUFF 'S/T' (THREE BONUS TRACKS)

ENUFF Z’NUFF ‘S/T’ (THREE BONUS TRACKS)

ENUFF Z'NUFF 'STRENGTH' (TWO BONUS TRACKS)

ENUFF Z’NUFF ‘STRENGTH’ (TWO BONUS TRACKS)

EDDIE MONEY 'CAN'T HOLD BACK' (CANDY252)

EDDIE MONEY ‘CAN’T HOLD BACK’ (CANDY252)

EDDIE MONEY 'WHERE'S THE PARTY?' (CANDY253)

EDDIE MONEY ‘WHERE’S THE PARTY?’ (CANDY253)

 

 
Fri
31
Oct

SAMMY HAGAR Talks To RollingStone About Van Halen, Chickenfoot & Circle

 
SAMMY HAGAR has given an new interview to RollingStone, who posted the interview overnight.
The star vocalist touches on his new live band line-up, dubbed “Circle” as well as Chickenfoot and Van Halen.
 
Highlights include:
 
His new live lineup Circle: “As far as I'm concerned, that's my new house band. It's me, Jason Bonham, Michael Anthony and Vic Johnson. We call ourselves the Circle because this band has kinda taken me full circle in my career. I can play from every era, from Montrose to Van Halen to solo, Chickenfoot and some Led Zeppelin. In Chickenfoot, we didn't play songs by the Chili Peppers or Van Halen, but the Circle plays my whole world and everyone else's world that's in the band. It's been really special so far.”
 
New music with Chickenfoot: “Joe [Satriani] is my favorite writer to work with since Eddie [Van Halen.] I'd rather write a record with him than anyone else, but I don't see any reason to make a new record. Going through the whole experience with a record label, and then going out and doing 150 interviews, a big tour and waking up at 4:00 a.m. to go on Howard Stern all to sell 35,000 CDs…It starts to feel like, "Hmmmm. Is this pay for play?"
I mean, I love making music. But doing it on Chickenfoot's level means spending a half million on a record. We write and record for six months. It's a lot of work, and then to not sell many records. It's disappointing. I don't like being disappointed. I like winning.”
 
Van Halen: “I would play with anybody that loves me and that I love. That would include Van Halen, but the love's not there right now. I do love those guys. We really bumped heads on the last tour [in 2004.] Anyone that saw that last tour or read my book knows that I'm not gonna take any blame 'cause there's no blame to give me. I went out and did my job probably better than anyone else in that band. Anyone that saw the show, I think, would agree with me.
That tour was just a mess and I would never go into a mess like that again. I'm too happy as a human being to be that miserable ever again. I was miserable for the last 40 shows. The first 40 shows I was thinking, "Well, maybe Eddie will straighten out" or "Maybe this can come together." But that didn't happen, and by the last 40 I was miserable. I would, however, be in the original band that we started. That was a love fest full of creativity.”
 
The 2004 Van Halen Reunion: “I made it through a reunion tour that was just about the most dysfunctional thing I've ever done in my adult life, times 10. But I made it through. There's something funny about a concert. They can work for dysfunctional bands. You can get into a fistfight backstage. You can get into a fistfight the night before. You can be trashed, lying on the ground, feeling like you're dying. But when you drag your ass on the stage and 15,000 people are screaming with their hands in the air, you get revitalized. Then you look at the guy next to you, the guy whose neck you want to break, and you think, "This is good. I can tolerate this." When the show is over, you go back to fighting. And then there's the money. But, look, a lot of bands are in that situation.”
 
 
Thu
30
Oct

SAVILLE ROW Debut Featuring Troy Lucckette, Marc Bonilla & Mika Greiner

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Saville Row began in 2011 when Troy Luccketta, drummer for the legendary band, Tesla, introduced Mika Greiner, former lead singer of the West Coast band, Redline 5, to Marc Bonilla (Toy Matinee, Keith Emerson Band), a prominent guitarist and composer in the L.A. Music scene. Marc and Mika began writing material in between television and movie projects and brought in Troy to handle drums and assist with the recording process.
 
The trio was now ready to expand to a full band and needed to recruit a fourth member to complete the lineup. After an exhaustive search, they found bassist, Travis Davis, who had responded to a national ad. The newly-founded Saville Row have spent the last 3 years honing their musical chemistry through recording and live performance and are preparing for the August release of their debut album, The Way Around It, with producer, Ryan Greene (Dishwalla).
 
Currently, the band’s song, “Last Goodbye,” has been featured twice on the hit show, Justified, and they have also been internationally featured on the NBC hit show, Las Vegas, with their ballad, “Hard To Let Go,” both of which have created a groundswell of reaction from viewers coast to coast and overseas.
 
Saville Row is:
Marc Bonilla: Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Troy Luccketta: Drums, Percussion
Mika Greiner: Lead & Backing Vocals
 
Travis Davis: Backing Vocals
 
Track List:
1. Insight
2. Out Of Reason
3. Lying To Myself
4. Everlasting Low
5. Hard To Let Go
6. Mayfly
7. Blessings
8. Deep Inside
9. Tidal Wave
10. Last Goodbye
11. Between The Eyes
 
Thu
30
Oct

FNA Records Releases BRUNETTE Rarities on 2 CDs

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In a few short years, the band had amassed a vast and varied catalog of demo recordings which can now be heard here on the FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net) new releases entitled DEMOS 1989-1990 and Rough Demos
 
 
PRE-Hardline band Brunette release two albums on FnA Records
 
 
Undoubtedly, Brunette was one of Hollywood’s greatest unsigned treasures; despite the fact that every big-wig A&R guy had the 80’s hard rock band on their radar.  The coveted major label deal was just around the corner, and Brunette had definitely paid their dues.  Relentless cross-country touring, Standing-room only showcases, sold out shows, and ingenious marketing schemes had the band prepared to jump to the next level.  Unfortunately for Brunette, the oft-used excuse of “Creative Differences” stopped this fast moving machine dead in its tracks.

In 1987, The Gioeli brothers had put together a solid powerhouse band that went by the name of Killerhit in Pennsylvania.  On the advice of good friend and fellow Pennsylvania native Bret Michaels (Poison), they packed up their bags and headed out to Los Angeles where their cream of the crop craftsmanship could be better noticed.  When they got to L.A., they had taken notice that the most successful bans all had a blonde front man.  Since they didn’t follow the well-recognized blue print of having a blonde lead singer, let alone a blonde in the entire band, they changed their name to Brunette.

The band also struck down the blue-print of taking every gig you could get in Hollywood.  Instead, they played once every other month which created a great demand and led to many Sold Out shows.  In between those L.A. gigs, the band didn’t just sit idle, instead they criss-crossed the country building a name for the band in all markets. This was definitely a hard-working band.

In 1988, Brunette masterfully executed an ingenious marketing campaign.  They hired a plane to fly banners (which read “Brunette Rocks” and “Brunette Attacks in August”) over the L.A. Coliseum during Van Halen’s set at the Monsters of Rock Festival, exposing 90,000 plus onlookers to the band.  Also, speaking of Van Halen, Brunette would eventually break Van Halens all-time single-weekend attendance record at Gazzari’s night club.

In a few short years, the band had amassed a vast and varied catalog of demo recordings which can now be heard here on the FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net) new releases entitled DEMOS 1989-1990 and Rough DemosDemos 1989-1990 have stellar recordings of the bands most popular songs while Rough Demos showcase some rough recordings and the direction the band was heading.  The song “Hot Cherie”, later done by Hardline, is also featured on Rough Demos.  Be sure to head over to FnA Records and pick up these two must not miss CD’s!!!

At the top of their game, Brunette called it quits due to Creative Differences.  This would lead to the Gioeli Brothers teaming up with Neal Schon (Journey) and the creation of the Melodic band HARDLINE and their MCA released album Double Eclipse
 
Johnny Gioeli would later go onto sing for Axel Rudi Pell and most notably became the singing voice of the cartoon character Sonic The Hedgehog. Other members of Brunette went on to work with Vince Neil, Bangaloire Choir, Cinderella and Big House.

So here we are, 25 years in the making, and the fans are getting what they have long been asking for, two official releases on FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net
 

 

 
Thu
30
Oct

Out Soon In Japan - AMMUNITION, TEN, LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM, WINGER Tour Edition

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A few interesting items coming up in Japan in the next month or so:
 
LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM are releasing their 11th studio album titled 'Leven Eleven' December 17. There is a regular 1CD version and a 2CD Limited Edition that features a bonus disc of acoustic versions of past tracks. Pre-order here: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/8U21aEwn3lw/514/A867157/music%2Fi...
 
TEN's new album 'Albion' will feature the bonus track 'Good God In Heaven What Hell Is This'. Pre-order: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/ZRcokempdVE/514/A867157/detailvie...
 
Avalon will release a Tour Edition of the WINGER album 'Better days Comin' that will feature 3 bonus tracks: 12. Better Days Comin' (Stoner Re-Mix)  13. Pull Me Under (Live)  14. Stone Cold Killer (Live). Pre-order: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/ZRcokempdVE/514/A867157/detailvie...
 
Åge Sten Nilsen's AMMUNITION debut will get an advance Japanese release October 29! The European release is November 21. Pre-order the Japanese release: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/ZRcokempdVE/514/A867157/detailvie...
 
 

 
Thu
30
Oct

FREAK KITCHEN Release 'Freak Of The Week' Video

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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FREAK KITCHEN Release 'Freak Of The Week' Video

It's been a long time coming, but Freak Kitchen are very excited to release the incredible animated video for the new single 'Freak Of The Week'.

You can check out the amazing clip for 'Freak Of The Week' here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2vzBdIejVY

'Freak Of The Week' sees the vision hugely talented artist Juanjo Guarnido come to life in this startlingly potent video.

The band have been blown away by Guarnido's amazing work and have this to say about the project;

'Ladies and Gentlemen! This is it - the moment of truth! "Freak of the Week", the animated video by our beloved Juanjo Guarnido is unleashed! We can't really fathom this, to tell you the truth... It's a quite surreal experience to see our good selves animated in such a grand way after all the painstaking work of Guarnido and his enormously dedicated team. We sincerely hope you will dig this as much as we do and support Juanjo and team as much as you can.'

The artist himself adds; 'After almost a year of exhausting work, with moments of disappointment and anxiety, but mainly made of enthusiasm and marked by the exhilarating pleasure of practicing that beautiful and noble art of hand-drawn animation, WE MADE IT. I'm not exaggerating at all when I say that the effort brought in by my team was simply colossal. Particularly by that selfless squad (Julien, Mandy, Yann, I owe you big time) who stood up night after night so we could bring the project to you today. From the bottom of my heart, thanks to all of you who, often for free, contributed to the movie with your work, your talent and your enthusiasm. To Steve Morger for the precious help. To Freak Kitchen for inspiring and supporting this adventure. And especially to Fortiche Studio and Pascal Charrue for making this dream come true.'

The amazing new album 'Cooking With Pagans' is out now!


 
 
Thu
30
Oct

MAXIMUM METAL Editor Eric Compton Releases First Book

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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MAXIMUM METAL SENIOR EDITOR ERIC COMPTON RELEASES FIRST HEAVY METAL BOOK TODAY!
 
After nearly 1,000 written reviews, Maximum Metal senior editor ERIC COMPTON has launched a new alphabetical book series, "DENIM & LETTERS"!!
 
This first installment, "PIECES OF A", is a mammoth collection featuring all of Compton's thorough online reviews plus additional reviews written exclusively for the book. Included are detailed commentaries from the bands represented here, from hard rock acts like ACCEPT and AMERICAN DOG to extremists like ABYSMAL DAWN and THE ARCANE ORDER. Eric Compton has meticulously gathered over 130 reviews and over 30 interviews spanning a 15 year period from 1999-2014. This 31,000 word volume is loaded with bands describing their body of work over multiple sub-genres of heavy metal music.
 
The book is available now through most retailers including Amazon.
 
Print - $7.99
Kindle - $2.99
Kindle Unlimited - FREE
ISBN-13: 978-1502810533
ISBN-10: 1502810530
 
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DenimandLetters
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DenimandLetters
Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/author/ericcompton
 
About the Author:
 
Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his wife, daughter and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured in Maximum Metal Magazine as well as websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia. Often you will hear his nonsensical horror movie commentary on The Fearshop Horror Podcast. On clear, quiet nights...you may hear him screaming from the bottom of the country, "You want Jeff Scott Soto!? I've got Jeff...Scott SOTO!"
 
Praise for Eric Compton:
 
'Eric's been a faithful and engaging brother in metal, steering us right and smartly now through his celebrated Maximum Metal wordsmithing for going on fully one half the life of the internet'actually slightly longer. His massive alphabetical undertaking will no doubt prove a vital addition to metal scholarship, given its skilled scope across many genres of metal, and certain unique stylistic touches, such as the inclusion of band quotes within many of his adept reviews.' ' Martin Popoff, author of 47 books on heavy metal
 
'This guy knows how to write! Eric has kicked so much ass supporting and reviewing metal music for eons. Trustworthy penmanship and an honest, from the heart, delivery. 100% proper!' ' King Fowley (Deceased/October 31)
 
'This is Eric's beginning of his labor of love, his music books. He loves doing it, so I bet we will love reading it!' ' Lenny Haze (Y&T/Ian Gillan/Ronnie Montrose)
 
'It's always a pleasure reading Eric's reviews because he gets behind the music with facts that proves that he spends hours in research and his description of the music is always perfect.' ' Mikael Dahl (Crystal Eyes)
 
'Thank you very much for taking the time to review our music. We appreciate your comments and actually were in shock how accurate you are in describing what we do. Most critics do not understand us at all.' ' Chris Impellitteri
 
Thu
30
Oct

SILVER Reveal New Album 'Idolized'

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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We are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the sixth Album from SILVER, entitled “Idolized” on 24.10.2014!
 
The SILVER history began in 2001 when Gary Barden (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRAYING MANTIS, STATETROOPER) and Michael Voss (CASANOVA, BONFIRE, MAD MAX, DEMON DRIVE) first met and started to join forces with Andreas Broon (SISTERS OF MERCY/DORO) to write the songs for the legendary first SILVER album.
 
Don Airey on keyboards (DEEP PURPLE, OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, MSG, GARY MOORE), Bernie Torme on guitars (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Marco Minnemann on drums (H-BLOCKX) completed this first line-up.
 
Now, after 5 successful albums and a very short Break of nearly ten years it's time for a brandnew record! Once again producer Michael Voss team up with songwriter genius Andreas Broon and those guys are really diggin' for gold!
 
The Billy Idol style rocker "Hope" is the perfect journey into the glorious 80ies. With the empathic opener "Sarah" or the duet with german musical star Michaela Schober on "Drag us down" the SILVER guys add a new dimension to their sound – very british – very cool – something unexpected!
 
SILVER also comes up with a song that's a classic radio hit, a song that definitely needs to be released as a single – "Counting".
 
Following 5 Albums with Gary Barden on Vocals, the new album “Idolized” offers a change in that Michael Voss takes over all vocal duties for the first time. Voss also performs all instrumentation on “Idolized”
 
Special Guests are Lisa Middelhauve (Ex – Xandria) and Michaela Schober.
 
Disc 1 - Idolized
1. Sarah

2. She Said

3. Trust Me

4. Hope

5. Drag Us Down

6. You Gave It Away

7. Wave,

8. Rooms,

9. Counting

10.And If You´re Leaving
 
Disc 2 - The Very Best Of Silver

1. Silver (Silver)

2. Sister Love (Silver)

3. Christine (Silver)

4. Head Or Heart (Dream Machines)

5. Never Again (Dream Machines)

6. Forever (Dream Machines)

7. Bleed (Intruder)

8. Drowning (Intruder)

9. I Don't Love You Anymore (Intruder)

10. Angeline (Addiction)

11. This Is My Life (Addiction)

12. You Are Mine (Addiction)

13. All That I Wanted (Gold)

14. Easy (Gold)

15. Daydream Believers (Gold)
 
Label: Inakustik (in-akustik)
 
Silver Discography:

Silver (2001)

Dream Machines (2002)

Intruder (2003)

Addiction (2004)

Gold (2005)
 
Thu
30
Oct

JOE PERRY’S ‘Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith’ On NYT Bestseller List

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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JOE PERRY’S
‘ROCKS: MY LIFE IN AND OUT OF AEROSMITH’
SITS IN TOP TEN
ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
FOR INITIAL TWO WEEKS OF RELEASE
BOOK ENTERS THE CHART AT #8
AND REMAINS AT #10 IN WEEK TWO
 
 
Since its October 7 release, JOE PERRY’s ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith (Simon & Schuster) has spent its initial two weeks on the prestigious NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list.  ROCKS entered the charts at #8 and remained in the Top Ten (#10) in week two.  In the book, PERRY shares--with total candor and without apology--what life is like as the lead guitarist and co-head writer of Aerosmith
Perry has been in high demand, completing a cross-country book tour with multiple nights in New York, his Boston hometown (three in-stores), Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, Los Angeles and a stop at The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland. He has been equally busy with top-tier broadcast appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, Tavis Smiley, and Larry King alongside popular national radio including Howard Stern and Imus In The Morning.  
 
Here’s some initial critical feedback on ROCKS:
 
“Well-paced [and] well-plotted. … Perry’s anecdotes could have been flown in from some ace rock ’n’ roll-centric novel, and do more than amuse; the best enlighten, not just about this band and the partnership at the core of it, but the very nature of creativity itself. … A mini-masterpiece, a term that, scaled back a touch further still, describes this able memoir.”
--THE BOSTON GLOBE, 10-7-14
 
“Perry provides evocative portraits of his very American youth… The years of rock and roll notoriety are standard issue—drugs, partying, bad decisions—although the story shines on those rare occasions when Perry details the nuts and bolts of song making. Later chapters covering the manipulations of a Svengali-like producer have their own allure, as do the discussions of the complexity and expense of producing hits. … Perry’s book will strike gold with every Aerosmith fan.”
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, 7-14-14
 
“Joe Perry reflects on his roller coaster of a life.”
--PARADE, 10-14-14
 
“With unvarnished candor, he tells his side of the toxicity.”
--SALON.com/The Weeklings, 10-7-14
 
“The book stays true to Joe’s personality, offering a thoughtful, no-nonsense look at the highs and lows--followed by more highs and lows--of Aerosmith’s fascinating history.”
--EXAMINER.com, 10-7-14
 
“An honest reflection of the life and career of one of rock’s all-time greats. Perry pulls no punches in detailing the rise, fall and second coming of one of the greatest American rock bands. … Rocks really shines in its ability to showcase a different side of human nature and just what it takes to get along.”
--GUITAR WORLD, 10-8-14
 
“Revealing.”
--GIBSON, 10-7-14
 
“[Perry] chronicles the sometimes-turbulent 40-plus-year history of Aerosmith, which is what fans would hope. But beyond that, the 64-year-old artist's delightfully readable tome is the story of the boy who grew into the man who grew into the rock star who grew into the father and husband he is.”
--LOS ANGELES NEWSPAPER GROUP, 10-12-14
 
“Perry is candid in detailing his sojourn in one of the most famously debauched-then-reborn--and debauched again, and reborn again--bands in history.”
--THE BOSTON GLOBE, 10-5-14
 
“Brutally honest …. [a] delightfully readable tome.”
--CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, 10-14-14

 
Beginning with a foreword by Johnny Depp ROCKS is both a study in brotherhood and solitude.  Throughout the book, Perry reflects on the people who stood beside him during the highs and lows as he and Aerosmith skyrocketed into a world of fame and utter excess. Before he was one half of the “Toxic Twins,” Perry was a science-obsessed kid who dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. His loving, supportive parents encouraged his curiosity and sent him to Vermont Academy where his love for rock and roll grew, along with his obsession for the guitar. Within weeks of graduating from Vermont Academy, Perry dropped out for refusing to cut his hair. By 1970, Perry and Tom Hamilton had been playing together for two years when they decided to move to Boston, rent an apartment and fill it with a band that we know today as Aerosmith. Aerosmith--featuring Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford alongside Perry and Hamilton--signed with Columbia Records in 1972.
 
In Perry’s own words, ROCKS tells the whole story--“the loner’s story, the band’s story, the recovery story, the cult story, the love story, the success story, the failure story, the rebirth story, the re-destruction story, and the post-destructive rebirth story”--of what came to pass over the next five decades and details the perks and perils that go hand-in-hand with an extreme rock and roll lifestyle. With over 100 photographs showing Perry’s life on- and off-stage, “[ROCKS] will strike gold with every Aerosmith fan” (Publishers Weekly).
 
About the Authors
Joe Perry
is the cofounder of Aerosmith. He is the band's leading guitarist and, along with Steven Tyler, its main songwriter.
David Ritz has been called "the first call celebrity collaborator" by The New York Times. He has written books with everyone from Ray Charles to Janet Jackson.
 
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SAINT REBEL Launch New Video, Debut Set For January

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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Danish heavy rockers SAINT REBEL is back with an amazing new album!

The self-titled album “Saint Rebel” will be the sequel to SAINT REBEL's very well received debut album "The Battle of Sinners and Saints" from 2012 - An album which was nominated for the prestigious “Gaffa Awards” in the category "Best Danish hard rock release", as the only debut album nominee. 

The album received airplay on radio stations worldwide and peaked at #28 on the U.S. iTunes Metal Chart Top 100! 

The band is now ready for a new ring fight - and they are on fire like never before. The past year SAINT REBEL spent on writing and recording their new album. The result of the hard work is a really sleek, solid, heavy and uncompromising hard rock album that spits out crunchy guitar riffs and heavy beats. The album is already praised with amazing reviews in their native country, Denmark – And now the time has come for the rest of the world. 

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SAINT REBEL - Now You Know (official music video 2014)
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SAINT REBEL - Saint Rebel

CD - MIGHTY MUSIC - PMZ125 - 5700907260648
RELEASE: 13-01-15

Tracklist:

  • 1. My Patient
  • 2. Feeling Good INC.
  • 3. Now You Know
  • 4. Could_Our_Kills_Endure
  • 5. Mr. Knife
  • 6. One and the Same
  • 7. I Give it Up
  • 8. The New Guy
  • 9. Leave a Scar
  • 10. Desperate Meassures
  • 11. Red Zone
  • 12. Never

 

 

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