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Fri
17
Oct

SPV Announce New Virgin Steele Album for February/March 2015

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SPV / Steamhammer is proud to announce a new Virgin Steele studio album for February / March 2015 . This will be the first full length album with brandnew songs since "The Black Light Bacchanalia" which was released in 2010.
 
David DeFeis describes the new album: "....it is a very heavy non-concept type album in the vein of something like a Noble Savage or an Age Of Consent, where there is no particular "story" that one has to follow...it is instead a straightforward collection of songs that work well together. It is about 80-90% tracked already, and final mixing will begin next month!" He further stated that: "I know that we announced a box-set was to be issued this autumn, which in addition to two more re-issues, would also have included a new bonus album called "Ghost Harvest", (which by the way is finished and ready to go)....but... the group and I and our label all feel that the time is right now first for some brandnew US metal in the style that VIRGIN STEELE deliver, therefore the new album is now our focus but...fear not...the previously discussed box set will be released later next year, most likely a short time after we issue the brand new release that we are currently completing. And for those who were asking...yes... the new album does have a title and I will reveal it in the weeks ahead....With these new recordings we have gone back to some earlier methods of recording such as using analog tape, and the whole thing sounds and feels very organic. To conclude...the Group and I are really happy with the new material and we are sure that all the Fans who waited so long will be more than pleased.!"

Watch out for more info revealed soon.

SPV / Steamhammer re-released Virgin Steele´s "The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell I+II" and "Invictus" earlier this year . These 2 CD digipak re-release both came with special bonus material and a huge booklet with new liner notes and unseen photos by David DeFeis.

www.virgin-steele.com
www.facebook.com/virginsteeleofficial

www.youtube.com/user/VirginSteeleTV
www.spv.de

 
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Fri
17
Oct

CRAZY LIXX "Hell Raising Women" Video Premiere

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CRAZY LIXX
"Hell Raising Women"

(Official / New Studio Album / 2014)

 
CRAZY LIXX are pleased to present the new videoclip 'Hell Raising Women' taken from the forthcoming Self Titled and fourth studio album to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on November 7th in Europe and November 11th in North America.

The video was directed by Tobias Olsson and can be enjoyed on Youtube following this link: http://youtu.be/xyLantEtsJw
 
The song can be downloaded now, along with the other song 'Call to Action,' for all the fans who will be preordering the whole album now on iTunes via this link: http://geni.us/CrazyLixxiTunes
 
You can also pre-order the album now on Amazon here: http://geni.us/CrazyLixxAMZ
 

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Fri
17
Oct

FIREWORKS Issue 66 Out Now

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FIREWORKS #66 OUT NOW!
 
This new issue of Fireworks sees the magazine distributed across the USA (various Barnes & Noble, BAM (Books A Million) and Hastings - full store list ASAP) for the first time, and still going well across Canada and back home here in the UK.

Our new 100 page issue sees megastars Godsmack on the cover (three consecutive Billboard 200 #1 albums and record number of singles in the Rock Top 20) as well as great interviews with SIXX:A.M., Status Quo on their surprising new acoustic album, Ritchie Kotzen, Dennis DeYoung, Counting Crows, Seether, Kobra and the Lotus, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Southside Johnny and many more!
 
Our Scandinavian brothers are well catered for with interviews covering TNT, Freak Kitchen, Dalton, Grand Design, Evergrey and 220 Volt.  Of course, we can't forget the UK, and here we have Gary Hughes telling all about the awesome new Ten album 'Albion', Saracen on their back to basics 'Redemption', Vega on their latest opus, and interviews covering the debuts from Angels or Kings, Skyscraper and the monstrous In Faith. Like your prog? Check out our chats with Flying Colors, Enchant, Neal Morse and The Pineapple Thief.  Combine all this with the most numerous and in-depth melodic rock reviews available, and you really have a bi-monthly bible you can't be without.
 
Available in hard-copy and download from www.rocktopia.co.uk as well as stores across UK, USA and Canada (check out online store-finder for details).
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Fri
17
Oct

FAITH CIRCUS: 'All-Star' Albums, New Line-Up & Album 5

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FAITH CIRCUS: 'All-Star' albums, NEW line-up & album #5!
 
Following a statement made on September 22, concerning a split between the two camps of  Marc Farrano (vocals) and co-founding member Baard Nordvik (drums), Christer Ottesen (bass) member since 2010 & H.K. Rein (guitars) member since 2013, it's time to shed some light on the road ahead.
 
First of all'FAITH CIRCUS has NOT 'broken up'! The band are simply going through a transition phase which in the end we hope will prove healthy, inspiring and fruitful, even to those no longer in the band!
Marc wants to thank Baard Nordvik, Christer Ottesen & H.K. Rein for all the hard work they have put in over the years in keeping the spirit of FAITH CIRCUS very much alive, and whishes them nothing but the best in their future musical endeavors!
 
'All-Star' albums!

The 'All-Star' albums are in short two separate albums, originally announced on 12.12.12 as a solo project, written & produced by Marc Farrano, which features an ensemble of former and current members from some of the most influential hard rock bands of all time! Both albums will now be released under the FAITH CIRCUS moniker through MelodicRock Records summer 2015!

NEW line-up & album #5!

The new, very exciting, line-up is almost in place and will be presented accordingly when the time is right.
The band will start pre-production in early 2015 for what will become FAITH CIRCUS 5th studio album (TBA) set for release in 2016!

Live dates are being booked and the band will go out and pay its dues, promoting the double album release heavily, before hitting the studio sometime in the fall next year!

Keep up to date with all things FAITH CIRCUS on www.faithcircus.com & www.facebook.com/faithcircus

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Thu
16
Oct

METAL MACHINE Heavy Debut Out October 24

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METAL MACHINE is finally delivering the recordings from a few years back that led to numerous high profile shows in Europe. The band fronted by lead singer CSABA ZVEKAN is making the recordings available for a Worldwide digital release via DREAM RECORDS due on October 24th, 2014 under the title "FREE NATION".
 
The live line up consisted players such as CSABA ZVEKAN (EXORCISM, ZVEKAN) on vocals, PETER SCHEITHAUER (KILLING MACHINE, BELLADONNA) on guitars, JARI KAINULAINENMASTERPLAN, STRATOVARIUS, EVERGREY) on bass and JON DETTE (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH) on drums.
Singer CSABA ZVEKAN comments: "I am excited that these recordings have finally found a way to all the fans who have seen us perform with these songs live!".
The album was mastered by TMS Studios. The cover was designed by Axel W. (RockNGrowl).
 
Track Listing:
01. Skull And Bones
02. Nailed To The Cross
03. Detox
04. Morning Star
05. World Of Tempation
06. Hellraiser
07. Lord of War
08. Black Sun
09. Free Nation
 
The music is pure heavy metal with high pitch screams, thrashy riffs, blast beats drumming and powerful bass lines.

 

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Thu
16
Oct

DISTRICT 97 Featuring Vocalist John Wetton Release One More Red Night: Live

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District 97 Featuring Legendary King Crimson/Asia Vocalist John Wetton Release One More Red Night: Live In Chicago CD ' OUT NOW!

London, UK ' Prog fans rejoice! A new live CD capturing a set of King Crimson songs performed by District 97 and former King Crimson lead singer John Wetton has been released on Primary Purpose via Cherry Red Records.

'One More Red Night: Live In Chicago' includes three songs from the iconic landmark album 'Red'; which inspired many musicians including Kurt Cobain. This CD also captures several other well-known songs from the three King Crimson studio albums John Wetton played and sang on, plus their earlier hit '21st Century Schizoid Man'. This is the first release of this recording and features many tracks which are now rarely heard live.

'I've said it before, and I maintain that D97 is the best young progressive band around right now. Gifted players, great material, and a brilliant, charismatic singer in Leslie Hunt. Their shows are an exciting pleasure to attend, and I am proud to work, and be associated with them.' - John Wetton, Annapolis, October 1,2014.

District 97's drummer and 'One More Red Night' producer, Jonathan Schang, says 'The first Crimson song I ever played live with John was 'Lament'. To hear 'that voice' coming from right in front of me, seemingly made only stronger by the passage of time, was an experience I shall never forget. Getting to know John more closely, both as a musician and a human being, is an honor and a privilege. I'm thrilled that our joint interpretations of his iconic work with King Crimson are now available for all to enjoy.'

TRACK LIST:

1. ONE MORE RED NIGHTMARE
2. THE GREAT DECEIVER
3. LAMENT
4. THE NIGHT WATCH
5. FALLEN ANGEL
6. BOOK OF SATURDAY
7. 21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN
8. STARLESS
9. EASY MONEY

To purchase District 97 & John Wetton 'One More Red Night: Live In Chicago':
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/More-Night-District-With-Wetton/dp/B00N3SE9US/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Night-District-With-Wetton/dp/B00N3SE9US/
Cherry Red: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4842
iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-more-red-night-live-in/id912870501
iTunes UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/one-more-red-night-live-in/id912870501
 
District 97's last album was Trouble with Machines, features a guest appearance by John Wetton on the mini-rock opera, "The Perfect Young Man":
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trouble-With-Machines-CD-DVD/dp/B0082GN8Z8
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trouble-with-machines/id545414289

John Wetton's last solo project was a 2 CD re-issue of Monkey Business and Jack-knife, the former of which includes many of his early 1970s versions of tracks that went on to become some of King Crimson's most iconic songs:

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Knife-Monkey-Business-John-Wetton/dp/B00I4583HK/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jack-Knife-Monkey-Business-John-Wetton/dp/B00I45...
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/jack-knife/id889141024
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/monkey-business-feat.-richard/id889182992

Official websites: www.district97.net & www.johnwetton.com

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Thu
16
Oct

FAITHSEDGE Promote Comes Crashing Down Video

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US Hard Rock/Progressive metallers Faithsedge have released a video for the song 'Comes Crashing Down', taken from their new album 'The Answer Of Insanity', out now on Scarlet Records.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ldabtDKK0

After the critically acclaimed debut album, Faithsedge return with 'The Answer Of Insanity', featuring singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso, drummer Tony Morra (Van Zant) and two of the best keyboard players in melodic rock, Eric Ragno (Trixter /Fergie Frederiksen) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline). 'The Answer Of Insanity' is simply a perfect mix of hard rock, heavy metal and progressive, with plenty of melodic old school hooks, concept songwriting and stripped-down edgy in your face production to rebel back at current trends and fads in the music business. Produced by Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai/Steve Lukather) and mastered by Peter Doell (David Lee Roth/Richard Marx) at Universal Mastering in Los Angeles, the album is now available worldwide.

'The Answer Of Insanity' track listing
 
Now I Know The Truth
Revolve My World
The Way I Have To Let You Go
Are We Gonna Stand?
Comes Crashing Down
Saving Anything
Pray For This
Until Your Home
When I Lost You
Destroy You

Follow www.scarletrecords.it and www.faithsedgemusic.com for the latest news. 

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Thu
16
Oct

LORD Announces New Release 'The Dungeon Era' Box Set

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LORD: ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE 'THE DUNGEON ERA' BOX SET
 
Australian melodic metal masters LORD have announced their latest box set release 'The Dungeon Era' comprising of all 4 official Dungeon albums (Resurrection, A Rise To Power, One Step Beyond and Pariah) rerecorded with the current band and modern production.
 
The release is also accompanied by a USB 'all access' pass packed with retrospective Dungeon nostalgia as well as digital versions of the re-recordings and remix/remasters of the original releases.
Slated to be released on November 1 to coincide with their appearance at the 'Steel Assassins True Metal Festival' in Sydney, the band has announced exclusive pre-orders for fans through their online webstore.
 
Commented by Lord Tim: "From a business point of view, we are doing this to regain control of our rights and make sure the writers of these great songs get their well-deserved time in the spotlight. Due to labels folding or not really getting behind these albums the first time, a lot of this material was lost in the background noise. This release gives us the opportunity to give these songs a second chance, and hopefully for the ex-Dungeon members who wrote a lot of this material to see something back for all of their amazing work. From an artistic point of view, while we've been proud of everything we've ever done and it was the best we
could do at the time, there was always a desire to hear this done not just "as good as we could do" but "exactly as we always imagined it." Due to budget or technology restraints, there was always a level of compromise. This release answers the question: "What if it wasn't like that?"
And from a continuity point of view, we really consider Dungeon to be the first era of the band we're currently calling LORD. We still play the Dungeon back-catalogue live, and now with this being Dungeon's 25th anniversary, it was a good opportunity to expose new fans to these awesome old songs, and formally unite both
eras of the band."
 
All pre-orders will also receive an exclusive and limited edition t-shirt, patch and sticker.
 
Pre order link - www.lord.net.au/d25y/
 
 
 
Lord Tim, Andy Dowling & Mark Furtner are endorsed by ESP and have their own custom E-II Signature models
Lord Tim is also one of the latest Seymour Duncan pickup endorsees
Mark Furtner is endorsed by DiMarzio pickups & the band uses Dean Markley strings
 
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Wed
15
Oct

LUKE Announces TOTO's 2015 Live LineUp

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Follwing the release of the Sweden Rock news, Toto's Steve Lukather has updated fans with a little more information on what's to come.
 
He states: "As of 2015 the line up will be Me, Paich, Steve Porcaro, David Hungate, Joe Williams, Keith Carlock, Lenny Castro, Jenny Douglas and Mabvuto...FULL European tour to be announced asap. USA + world to come as well!"
 
Previously Luke has commented on the upcoming album, which will be released worldwide in February: "The record we're making is real hi-fi. It has that big, obnoxious production that people who love our music are really going to love: big harmonies, big synths, big guitars, big grooves, great virtuouso musicianship, and classic Toto melodies. Everybody sings on the record. It's very fresh-sounding."
 
 
Stay tuned for more!
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Wed
15
Oct

TEN 'Albion' Released As Limited Edition Gatefold Double LP

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TEN 'ALBION' RELEASED AS LIMITED EDITION GATEFOLD DOUBLE LP (WITH LOTS OF GOODIES)
 

The fabulous new Ten album, 'ALBION', will be getting a first for Ten ' a vinyl release. And not just any old vinyl release, oh no. Befitting such an incredible album, both in terms of artwork and music, 'Albion' is getting the full deluxe treatment.

The 'Albion' vinyl release will be double album gatefold, and come with a lot of lavish Ten goodies that any fan will simply have to own. These include:

Eight A5 full colour postcards, 7 solo shots of all the band members, and one full band shot. Each solo shot will be PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by that band member.

A full colour 22x22 inch poster of the amazing Gaetano Di Falco 'Albion' cover.

Two full colour stickers: one of the album cover (10x10cm) and one of the Ten logo (10x8cm)

A highly detailed Ten guitar pick (shown both sides for display purposes only)

Full colour inner album sleeves with lyrics.

This product is strictly LIMITED to 300 copies and will not be re-printed.

Depending on manufacturing turnaround (typically 3 months) product will be available for shipping late December/early January.

Album priced at GBP29.99 plus postage.

Pre-Order here:   http://www.firefestofficial.com/site/index.php/rocktopiarecords/115-ten-albion
  

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Tue
14
Oct

ADRIANGALE 'Best Of' To Feature Unreleased & Rare

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News from Kivel Records on ADRIANGALE:
 
"Everyone has been asking about Adriangale Best Of. When? When is it comimg out. Well the wait is nearly over folks. Nov 25th The Final Piece drops. Adriangale "Final Piece-The Best of".
Just in time for the holidays!
Wait there's more people. We dont want to short change the loyal AG fan base with some generic convenience store best of CD. NO! What we are going to do is throw in EVERYTHING and then some.
This release will be a DOUBLE CD! Disc 1 will have songs from all five studio releases. Disc 2 will contain two new recorded tracks, along with 7 other tracks consisting of, B cuts, rarities and unreleased material!
The ultimate collection for any AG fan.
Lastly..... $16 total (shipping included) !!!
Pre order info coming soon
Adriangale Defiance and Suckerpunch available now at www.kivelrecords.com
 
And this just in....
 
"So we announced FINAL PIECE The Best of Adriangale. We need all of you, as YOU are the Final Piece people. Kivel Records and Adriangale would be nothing without all of you!! So what does this mean? Simple. In this thread post a short post on your thoughts and feelings about AG. What they mean to you. Fave song. Fave album. Fave artwork. A personal story. ANYTHING you want to share. We want to hear it . Now what is this all for? Real simple. YOU and YOUR words will be included in the booklet/artwork of this upcoming release. YOU are a piece of the puzzle and we cant complete it without YOU. So sound off people and be a part of what we create. Much love and appreciation to all."

 

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Tue
14
Oct

WICKED SENSATION Feel The Rush November 28

 
WICKED SENSATION from Karlsruhe introduce their 4th studio album "Adrenaline Rush" on November 28.

On "Adrenaline Rush" a catchy tune follows another and it clearly shows that Michael Klein, the band's lead guitarist and songwriter, has enormously improved his songwriting from album to album.

None other than singer David Reece (ex Accept, Bangalore Choir) supported the band and substituted for Robert Soeterboek, who unfortunately was forced to step back because of personal health reasons.

David Reece immediately turned out to be the right choice for the band and perfectly blends into the songs of Wicked Sensation. Already the opener "King of the World" delivers superb hooks and melodies which reach their highlight in the chorus while Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) can be heard together with David Reece.

Without a break the band continues with "Same Old Situation" hich comes as a perfect blend of Van Halen and Extreme and is full of groove. Again, Harry Hess gives his honor and can be heard in the chorus, accompanied by Eric Ragno (Graham Bonnet) on the keyboard.

With "Misery" the album goes straight the way it started - delivering catchy tunes without a break, and Michael Klein and Sang Vong prove to be the perfect guitar duo.

Again on "Adrenaline Rush' all the typical song styles of Wicked Sensation can be found without the band moving away from their typical sound.

The title track "Adrenaline Rush" delivers a real 'Metal Firecracker', for which the band was able to sign on Mathias Dieth (ex U.D.O. guitarist) for an outstanding guitar solo.

In addition to their fourth 'long player' the band fully relied on their producer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream69) to give "Adrenaline Rush" the necessary pressure and punch. The last song 'This Time", an acoustic ballad, closes the curtains.
Tracklist: 1. King Of The World, 2. Same Old Situation, 3. Misery, 4. Leave Me Like A Fool, 5. Blue Painted Sky, 6. Angel In Black, 7. Living On My Madness, 8. Desperate Nation, 9. Adrenaline Rush, 10. No More Lies, 11. This Time
Soundclips in advance:

WICKED SENSATION - Angel In Black (Edit)

WICKED SENSATION - King Of The World (Edit)

WICKED SENSATION - Misery (Edit)

 

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Tue
14
Oct

WHITE WIDDOW New Album 'Crossfire' Released Nov 28

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WHITE WIDDOW were formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and centered around the Millis brothers Jules (Vocals) & Xavier (Keyboards) with Guitar virtuoso Enzo Almanzi. Raised on a healthy diet of 80's Arena Rock and influenced by artists such as Survivor, Dokken, Night Ranger, White Sister & Giuffria.

In 2010 White Widdow stormed onto the Melodic Rock scene across the globe with the release of their self titled debut album, filled with swirling keyboards, blistering guitar playing and big choruses. The release of the debut was met by the press with rave reviews making it into Classic Rock Magazine's top 10 AOR albums for 2010.  Hot on the heels of their debut, White Widdow quickly returned with their follow up release 'Serenade' in September 2011. "Serenade" was heaped with praise by the press as one of the best albums in the genre of 2011, gaining 9/10 in both Classic Rock and Powerplay magazines and receiving a 94% on the coveted website melodicrock.com.

In support of "Serenade", White Widdow hit the road playing festivals and headlining club shows throughout Europe which saw them tour through Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Greece and England. Along the way performing at HEAT Festival (Germany) and Firefest (UK). This was followed in 2012 with a full tour of the UK as support band to English melodic rock band TEN.

White Widdow had initially hoped to release their third album at the end of 2013, however 2013 proved to be a difficult year for the band with original bass player Trent Wilson retiring from the music industry and the unfortunate death of drummer George Kristy. Despite these set backs, in early 2014 the Millis brothers and Almanzi regrouped with a rejuvenated new line up, featuring Ben Webster on Bass and Noel Tenny on Drums. The band set about making their third album 'Crossfire', which shows the band retaining their trademark keyboard driven Melodic Hard Rock. Showing at times a slightly more hard rock edge than on the previous albums, yet still drenched in melody and hooks. Produced & engineered by Xavier Millis and mixed once again by Pelle Saether (Grand Design), White Widdow are back with quite possibly their best album yet.


Tracklist: Tracklist: 1. Caught In The Crossfire, 2. Fly Me Away, 3. Just Another Night, 4. Below The Belt, 5. Dreams Don't Die, 6. Too Many Tears, 7. Angel, 8. Born To Be A Rebel, 9. Carry The Heartache, 10. Never Again
 
RELEASED NOVEMBER 28
 

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Tue
14
Oct

HAREM SCAREM 'Thirteen' Due Out December 5

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FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO
RELEASE HAREM SCAREM’S “13” IN DECEMBER
 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release dates set for the anticipated new album from Canadian rockers HAREM SCAREM entitled “13” on December 5th in Europe an and in North America on December 9th.
 
Coming back - after a long hiatus – “Thirteen” is, arguably, the band’s 13th original studio album, a release that was decided by after the band's return in 2013 with the release of "Mood Swings II": the re-recorded version of their career defining album "Mood Swings", originally released in 1993. Harem Scarem embarked on an international tour and reconnected with all the fans. They were actually very pleasantly surprised about the level of interest in the band and decided to move forward.
 
"It’s been 6 years since our last studio album and we’re feeling rejuvenated and couldn’t be more excited about the new tunes!" tells singer Harry Hess and with juices of inspiration flowing it could not have been easier to give birth to a strong musical statement such as "Thirteen".
 
The new album encompasses everything that the fans would expect from Harem Scarem: very addictive guitar riffs and choruses from heaven with big over the top hooks. A definite and true return to the sound that put Harem Scarem on the map over 20 years ago.
 
With 12 top 40 hits around the world and sales well over a million records in 43 countries, 2015 will see the Harem Scarem touring the world in support of their 13th studio album “Thirteen“!
 
You can check Harem Scarem’s new songs via this Youtube trailer:
 

 
“Thirteen” tracklisting includes:
Garden of Eden; Live It; Early Warning Signs; The Midnight Hours; Whatever It Takes; Saints and Sinners; All I Need; Troubled Times; Never Say Never; Stardust; Garden of Eden (Acoustic Version – bonus track)
 
 
HAREM SCAREM
Harry Hess: Lead and backup Vocals/Keys
Pete Lesperance: Guitars/Bass/Keys
Creighton Doane: Drums
Darren Smith: Backup Vocals
 
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Tue
14
Oct

UNRULY CHILD Release Side One Of 'Down The Rabbit Hole'

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Unruly Child - featuring Marcie Free, Bruce Gowdy and Guy Allison - have released the much anticipated first part of their new studio album. The 7 track 'Down The Rabbit Hole - Side One' features the songs:
 
1.This Is Who I Am
2. Down The Rabbit Hole
3. She Can't See Me
4. Breaking Hearts
5. Kindred
6. For All We Know
7. Say I Love You
 
The songs cab be purchased via CD Baby and iTunes as digital only at this point - a CD version of the release will appear when the 'Side Two' portion of new material is published.
 

 
The band has posted this message to fans on their Facebook page: 
 
"THANK YOU!

...to each and every one of you for your positive reception of our newest work!

When we began the creative process on these songs we made a promise to ourselves to go wherever the "imaginative winds" would take us.

We weren't interested in recapturing a sound, revisiting the "old days" or targeting the listener - as we truly believe that to be an overt exercise in being condescending to our audience and to ourselves. 
In life and in art, there are times you just gotta take a deep breath, trust your heart and walk down a different path. 
So far, you've let us know that you're with us...
Love You All..."
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Mon
13
Oct

HEART Issue Seasonal Live CD/DVD November 7 via Frontiers

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HEART’S “HEART & FRIENDS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
OUT IN NOVEMBER ON FRONTIERS
 
SAMMY HAGAR, PAT MONAHAN, SHAWN COLVIN AND RICHARD MARX
JOIN HEART FOR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME COLLABORATIONS
 
 
 
HEART’s “Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays” will be released as CD/DVD, Blu Ray and digital download on November 7 in Europe and November 10 in North America, it was announced today by Frontiers Music SRL.
 
Last December, HEART’s Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favorites and some of their own hits. Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined HEART for this unique concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle. The Wilson sisters performed an array of holiday songs originally written by Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar in their Christmas set as well as some of HEART’s favorite songs. Colvin, Hagar, Marx and Monahan provided additional vocals on the tunes and/or sing duets with HEART.
 
“We had a great time putting on this show with special friends for the holidays. Warm moments and great music from all... and some saucy little elves too,” said Ann Wilson. “We have always held the holidays up as a wonderful whimsical time of year and celebrating it in our beloved home town with friends, songs and family was extremely magical,” added Nancy Wilson.
 
“Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays” ended a prolific and award-winning year in 2013 for HEART, who have been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010′s “Red Velvet Car”, which became the group’s first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 tour with Def Leppard, and their 2013 “Heartbreaker” tour) have occurred with 2012 seeing the release of “Strange Euphoria”, a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll”, a best-selling autobiography; the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson’s HEART star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the release of Fanatic, HEART’s 14th studio album.
 
Earlier this year, HEART released “Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum” on Frontiers Music SRL.  In addition to their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame HEART was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April.
 
PRE-ORDER LINKS:
 
 
CD audio track listing will include:
The River; Seasons, Rocking (feat. Shawn Colvin), Love Come Down at Christmas, POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas, Barracuda, Even it Up, Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells.
 
DVD / Blu Ray track listing will include:
The River; Seasons, Rocking (feat. Shawn Colvin), Love Come Down at Christmas, POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas; Barracuda; Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells.
 
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DAVID REECE Announces Departure From TANGO DOWN

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Vocalist David Reece has just announced his deprture from Tango Down.
 
"Dear friends, I'm posting to inform you I've left Tango Down as of last nights show.I wish to thank each and every one of you for your love and support! I'm focusing on my recording and touring with EZ livin as well as future solo projects see you all soon..."Reece
 
Tango Down have responded: "As in life all journeys come to a fork in the road. Our brother of the last 4 years, two albums and playing through out the United States will be moving on as we part ways. We wish David all the best in his endeavors both personal and musical. Look out for him as we are sure he has a lot more left in his tank.
 
As for what is ahead of the rest of the Charming Devils. Well TANGO DOWN is NOT done by any means we can assure you. We are already in writing mode and have plans underway for what our next step will be. Rest assured we promise that Tango Down will continue to satisfy everyone as we have in the past and continue to raise the bar again and again. Remember, it's only Rock N Roll.....AND WE LIKE IT!!"
 

 

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Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason EP Out November 3

 
Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason EP completed
 
Preview clips now streaming; November release date announced.
 
Los Angeles, CA, October 13, 2014: Guitarist/Songwriter Stephen Chesney has announced the completion of the initial EP tracks that has been 15 months in the making with Warrant vocalist Robert Mason. With the completion of the most recent track mixed by engineer Rob Beaton (Guns N’ Roses/Santana), titled Bleed, Chesney has decided to start planning the release of the songs.

“I’m very pleased with what we have managed to get done, and honestly it’s been a thrill for me working with the guys involved.” stated Chesney. Bleed features Chesney & Mason along with current Foreigner drummer Chris Frazier and Trace Adkins/ex Firehouse bassist Perry Richardson, While Devils Daughter & Breaking Down feature Ace Frehley drummer Scot Coogan, Edgar Winter Band Bassist Koko Powell, Rob Bloise on Keyboards with a horns section of Jim Wheeler (Kenny Loggins/Slash) and Mitch Manker (Ray Charles) completing the lineup on Devils Daughter.

The EP is tentatively due for release on November 3 with Devils Daughter, Breaking Down and Bleed becoming available via digital retailers.

To hear the preview of the forthcoming tracks, the preview is now streaming on YouTube:

 

For more information on the project, you can visit www.StephenChesney.com and www.facebook.com/StephenChesney

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BAILEY Debut Set for Frontiers Records December 5

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FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO
RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM FROM THREE LIONS FRONTMAN BAILEY, ENTITLED “LONG WAY DOWN”
 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the debut album from Bailey entitled “Long Way Down” on December 5th in Europe and December 9th in North America.
 
BAILEY is the new solo project masterminded by THREE LIONS frontman Nigel Bailey. Although a relatively new name on the scene, Nigel has a vast experience as both a songwriter and performer. His deal with Frontiers served to bring to light his shining talent both as a powerful vocalist and also as a songwriter. Brand new compositions along with some material written over the years have been combined to complete an exciting solo debut. “I wrote the bulk of the album songs between 2011 and mid 2012” says Nigel. “The plan was to write songs with no particular influences in mind. I have always loved rock music and wrote songs as they came to me. I didn’t have a particular style in mind which is reflected in the various styles on the record.”
 
With some similarities to THREE LIONS in terms of influences, BAILEY is slightly heavier and more varied in its approach whilst still maintaining the edge and the trademark melodies of Classic British Hard Rock tradition. “If pushed, I would say that In The Name Of The King, Long Way Down and Stay are my personal favourites and show the variety in my writing and vocal style” tells Nigel.  This record will be a surprise for many and an absolute must for all British Melodic Hard Rock fans!
 
You can have a glimpse of BAILEY’s debut album by viewing the EPK via this link: youtu.be/DIW83Q5w71w
 
BAILEY will also have a debut live FREE show on December 4th at The Coniston live music venue in Bradford, UK. Nigel will be performing songs from the album as well as some surprises along with his bandmates and special friends!
 
 
“Long Way Down” tracklisting includes: Feed The Flames; In The Name Of The King; Dirty Little Secret; Bad Reputation; Stay; Somewhere In Oslo; Long Way Down; Spend The Night; Love Falls Down; Ticket To Yesterday; Dirty Angel.
 
 Website:  www.baileyrocks.com
 
Bailey on Facebook : www.facebook.com/baileyaor
 
Follow Bailey : www.twitter.com/baileyaor
 

 

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CRAZY LIXX EPK For New Self-Titled Album

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Crazy Lixx EPK (Official / New Studio Album / 2014)
 
Order Crazy Lixx's self-titled album on Amazon: http://geni.us/CrazyLixxAMZ

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RATED X Debut Lead Video 'This Is Who I Am', Debut Out Nov 7

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RATED X RELEASES FIRST VIDEO: THIS IS WHO I AM
 
Debut Album From New All Star Hard Rock Band With Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner; Drummer Carmine Appice;
Bassist Tony Franklin and Guitarist Karl Cochran Due For Release November 10th on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label known for embracing new music from legendary Rock artists, has released the first video by its newest acclaimed band: RATED X. Entitled 'This Is Who I Am,' the song is taken from the band's self-titled debut set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 10th.

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Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes here: http://geni.us/LDm, will receive an instant download of the song or it can be purchased as a digital single. RATED X was formed at the suggestion of, and under the guidance of Frontiers' President Serafino Perugino, and consists of singer Joe Lynn Turner, the former lead vocalist for both Rainbow and Deep Purple and a solo artist in his own right; drum legend Carmine Appice, (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, King Kobra and others); Appice's former Blue Murder band-mate and bassist, Tony Franklin (best known for his work with The Firm, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, David Gilmour, Kate Bush, and Whitesnake); and long-time Turner collaborator and former member of Ace Frehley's band, guitarist Karl Cochran. Frontiers in-house
producer, Alessandro del Vecchio, not only handled studio production but added keyboards on several tracks. Pat Regan (Mr. Big, Deep Purple, Gotthard, Kiss, Doro) mixed the album.
 
The band's debut album, entitled Rated X, features all new songs built upon a classic Hard Rock foundation, with a distinctly contemporary edge. 'This Is Who I Am,' with its solid bottom, soaring guitar riffs driven by Turner's compelling vocals, is sure to please hard rock fans around the world.
 
Says Joe Lynn Turner: 'It's about a personal experience of mine and I think it relates to everyone. We all want to shine as individuals. Too many people were judging me and telling me how to look and how to act; basically it's about rebellion.' 'It has a really cool groove,' says Carmine Appice. 'I love the hook and I love what it is saying.' Much of the album was recorded in different cities, using current recording technology, however, it never strays from a solid band sound. 'The songs will stand by themselves,' says Karl Cochran.' They are strong songs.'
Adds Tony Franklin about the project: 'There is a lot of talent in this band and we respect each other. Some of us in this band have known each other for 20 to 30 years. So, it didn't feel like something that had just been put together randomly. It feels real.'
For more info, watch the RATED X EPK here: http://youtu.be/mCnxyqlpspg
 

Track listing:

1. Get Back My Crown
2. This Is Who I Am
3. Fire And Ice
4. I Don't Cry No More
5. Lhasa
6. Devil In Disguise
7. You Are The Music
8. Peace Of Mind
9. Maybe Tonight
10. On The Way To Paradise
11. Our Love Is Not Over
12. Stranger In Us All

Preorder RATED X on Amazon: http://geni.us/RatedXAMZ
Preorder RATED X on iTunes: http://geni.us/LDm
Visit RATED X on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RatedXRocks

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NUBIAN ROSE New Album "Mental Revolution", November 24th via Cargo Records

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Swedish hard rockers NUBIAN ROSE will release its new album, titled "Mental Revolution", on November 24th via Cargo Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Mattias Savage Wil, all photos by Tallee Savage for Savage Beauty and can be seen below.

The album was produced by Christer Åkerlund, engineerd by Jakob Herrmann, mixed by Tobias Lindell (HEAT, Europe, Hardcore Superstar, Avatar, Mustasch), recorded at Top Floor Studios & Bohus Sound and mastered by Mats "Limpa" Lindfors (Crashdïet, Scorpions, Dan Reed, Treat) at Cutting Room.

 
Track Listing:

01. War
02. Time Again
03. Illuminated Within
04. The Eye
05. Tough Guys Don't Dance
06. Break Out
07. Higher
08. You Will Never Walk Alone
09. (Taking This) Further
10. All Of Your Love

NUBIAN ROSE is now back with their sophomore album. It’s called 'Mental Revolution' and is clearly a step forward. The production is more edgy and bigger in every way; drums and guitars are dominating together with great melodies. Christer and Sofia’s cooperation as a songwriting duo has deepend and matured. It’s obvious that the roots of the NUBIAN ROSE music is coming from the same place as before, but with 'Mental Revolution' they have clearly been taking a big step forward.


 

NUBIAN ROSE are:

Sofia Lilja - Vocals
Christer Åkerlund - Lead Guitars
Henric Uhrbom - Bass
Tomas Weijnesjö - Drums
Torbjörn Weijnesjö - Rythm Guitar

Additional musicians:

Joakim Ahlund - Keyboards
Mats Levén - Backing Vocals
Katarina kammarkör - Choir

NUBIAN ROSE evolves around the magnetic charisma and majestic voice of Sofia Lilja, combined with the unique talent of guitarist Christer Åkerlund. In combination with powerful guitar riffs and great melodies, they put a new spirit in the classic melodic hard rock.

www.nubianrose.com
www.facebook.com/NubianRoseTheBand
  

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RAVEN Launch Kickstarter; Set to Release "Party Killers" Cover Album

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RAVEN Launch Kickstarter; Set to Release "Party Killers" Cover Album

NWOBHM thrash godfathers RAVEN have launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to fund the recording of their next studio album "ExtermiNation".  The band has recorded a full-length cover album entitled "Party Killers" that is being offered as an exclusive Kickstarter reward for backers.  "Party Killers" is available on CD and 12" vinyl.  The band is also offering exclusive t-shirts, patches, and a 7" vinyl single via the campaign, which runs through November 28th.

The trio has been in heavy pre-production for the upcoming original studio album "ExtermiNation" due in early 2015.  Somehow amid the writing and rehearsal process, the band also found time and energy to record the cover album.  Further details will be released in the coming days, but it has been revealed that the track-listing will include covers of "Ogre Battle"(Queen) and "In For the Kill"(Budgie). 

Vocalist and bassist John Gallagher comments on the album: "We were writing for the new album at a cool studio in Richmond, VA, and in the middle of jamming asked the engineer there if we could record a few cover tunes just for the hell of it.  The sounds were so good we decided to do something we'd been threatening for many years: "Party Killers" - a collection of cover tunes guaranteed to deafen yer neighbors!! It's basically a peek into the little red 45rpm singles box we used to have at home...songs and bands that were very influential to us as kids, but given the Raven overhaul! I think it gives a nice insight to our roots and will be an excellent companion to the new album!"
 
RAVEN is currently on tour in the United States with support act NIGHT DEMON.

RAVEN “North American ExtermiNation Tour 2014″

10/10:  Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
10/11: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/15: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
10/17: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Main Stage
10/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
10/20: Los Angeles, CA @Whiskey a Go Go
10/22: Ventura, CA @ Bombay
10/26:  Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room
10/29: Ashland, OR @ Club 66
10/30: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
11/1: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/2: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/3: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Lo-Fi Cafe
11/6:  Denver, CO @ TBA
11/7:  St Louis, MO  @ Fubar
11/9: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head
11/11: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
11/13: Indianapolis, IN @ Headquarters
11/14: Akron, OH @ Empire Rock Club
11/15: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
11/16: Chicago IL @ Reggie’s
11/18: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
11/19: Syracuse, NY @ Macs Bad Art Bar
11/20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Dead Horse
11/21: Brooklyn, NY @ St.Vitus
11/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Dobbs
11/23: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/24: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/25: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
 
Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085707767/extermination

Check Raven's official website http://www.RavenLunatics.com for further details.
 
About RAVEN:

According to the pages of the various metal media, the labels “LEGENDARY,” “INNOVATIVE,” “TRUE ORIGINALS,” as well as “LUNATICS!” have been rightfully pinned upon RAVEN over the years. In a music scene filled by clones nurtured with a cookie-cutter mentality, the unique personality, power and humor of the three band members has always shone through. The crazed vocals & bass playing of John Gallagher, the full frontal guitar assault of brother, Mark Gallagher, and the punishing polyrhythmic pounding of drummer, Joe Hasselvander, all combine to form a sonic battering ram unique in rock!
From the well documented early days as NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) frontrunners, RAVEN’s albums ROCK UNTIL YOU DROP, WIPED OUT and ALL FOR ONE virtually invented both the speed metal and power metal genres – during the trailblazing USA tours of the 80’s introducing the States to “Athletic rock” as well as giving opening acts like Metallica and Anthrax their first tours, through the doldrums of the late 80’s/early 90’s when a grunge obsessed media wrote off so many acts – RAVEN has consistently proved to be both survivors par excellence and in a genre of grim imitation – shown that they are “the real thing”. Where so many of their contemporaries have either faded creatively or become parodies of themselves, RAVEN have consistently pushed the envelope while retaining their unique sound and attack – both in the studio & in their true element, onstage!

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VICTORIUS Present Video For "Twilight Skies" & Studio Album in November

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VICTORIUS present video of their new song "Twilight Skies" - the new studio album will be released in November
 
Dear media-partners,
 
VICTORIUS are based in Leipzig, Germany, and play Power Metal on such a high, international level that it's hard to believe that the musicians of this band are just in their early twenties. Though, "Dreamchaser" (release November 16th, 2014 Sonic Attack Records/SPV) is already the second album of the five-pack from Eastern Germany around exceptionally talented singer David Basin. For their debut "The Awakening" (2013), VICTORIUS received fantastic reviews all over the planet and through their
live-shows, the youngsters attracted an ever-increasing number of fans - recently as supporting act for Freedom Call on their latest German tour in spring 2014.
 
But before the band's second album "Dreamchaser" (which is even more packed with power, speed, melodies, heavyness and hooklines than the debut) will be available in the record stores on November 16th, VICTORIUS present their brand-new video clip of the song "Twilight Skies" that will of course be found on the upcoming album:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrW80XB3q_A

We will happily take care of your requests for album downloads, interviews etc

"Twilight Skies" is an excellent appetizer that leaves you hungry for the full package that will curl up on you in the form of "Dreamchaser"  the new album of the German Power Metal band VICTORIUS!

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LIVESAY Announce New Vocalist Shawn Pelata

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News from Kivel Records:
 
At the beginning of 2014 we announced that we were taking on the band LIVESAY. However the band would be taking their time before announcing their lead singer. Now this is a first for us here. We've never actually signed a band without a singer. It's kind of crazy when you think about it. With that said though, how could we pass up a chance to work with a talent such as Gregg Livesay? A monster guitarist if there ever was one. So a monster guitarist needs a formidable vo...calist that can stand toe to toe on stage. We wanted the right fit. Both musically and personality wise. Someone we could enjoy the company of both on and off stage. So without further adieu we give you LIVESAY's vocalist Shawn Pelata!!

Shawn Pelata: I am thrilled to be a part of Livesay and the Kivel Recods Family! Gregg is one of the most amazing guitarists I've heard and I'm beyond excited to unleash this music upon the world. YES there will be shows people. Lots of them!!

Gregg Livesay: We were looking for a new direction in vocals for our new cd. I felt the music required a powerful mid range combined with the ability to hit all the highs but the taste to not live there. Shawn Peleta absolutely fits the bill of what both band and label wanted. We are thrilled to be working with such a fine vocalist and person as he is. He is going to fit in fine with us!
Look for Livesay Frozen Hell in 2015 on Kivel Records.

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