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28
Oct

DONNIE VIE To Release His 'White Album' December 1

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Fromer Enuff Z’nuff singer/songwriter DONNIE VIE will release his brand new solo album “The White Album“, on 1st December 2014 via Cargo Records. The doulbe CD album contains 17 all new classic Vie cuts as well as versions of the Chicago classic ‘25 or 6 to 4‘ and John Lennon‘s ‘Imagine‘.
The White Album‘ features some of Donnie‘s finest songs to date including the stunning ‘My Love‘, ‘Haunted‘ and the exceptional ‘Unforsaken‘. This release is absolutely essential for all Enuff Z’nuff and Power Pop fan’s, this may be Vie‘s last release for some time… who knows?

 

 

Track Listing:
Disc 1
 
01. I Wanna Do It to You
02. Handy Dandy
03. For Your Pleasure
04. Happy Days
05. Crash and Burn
06. Light Shine On
07. Better Love Next Time
08. My Love
09. When Will You Love Me Again
10. Haunted
11. Unforsaken
 
Disc 2
01. 25 or 6 to 4 (Live)
02. You’re My Favourite Thing To Do
03. Almost Home
04. Imagine
05. Angel Eyes (Outtake)
06. Without You (Outtake)
07. Big Brother
08. Freaky Deaky
 
All songs (except ‘Imagine‘ and ‘25 or 6 to 4‘) written, produced, performed, engineered and even a bit of mixing by DONNIE VIE. The album was mixed by Lewis K John and mastered by Andy Pierce.
DONNIE VIE is best known as the main song writer and voice of ’90s pop sensations Enuff Z’nuff and one of the most gifted yet underrated songwriters of our generation.
 

 

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Tue
28
Oct

BLOODBOUND 'Stormborn' First Track “Iron Throne” Released

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BLOODBOUND: “Stormborn” drawing nearer.... first track “Iron Throne” released!
 
Fans of anthemic heavy/power metal know about BLOODBOUND’s qualities. The Swedes' new and highly-anticipated record “Stormborn” will see the light of day on November 21st.
 
 
And also several high-class musicians are enthusiastic about "Stormborn“:
 
Joacim Jans (HammerFall): "My favourite Swedish metal band has done it again! As metal as it gets!“
Joakim Brodén (Sabaton): "Great melodies and one of the best voices in metal right now! This is the future of Power Metal!”
Pär Sundström (Sabaton): "Bloodbound is justt getting better and better and with their new album they are on top of their genre.”
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Tue
28
Oct

Tributes And Acclaim Continue For JACK BRUCE (RIP)

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As all should be aware, the great bassist and Cream founding member JACK BRUCE died from liver disease at age 71 on October 25.
 
Many tributes have been paid to the musician/vocalist, the best of which are linked below:
 
 
 
 
 
  • Eric Clapton pays tribute to Jack Bruce: http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.810&article=149269

    Eric Clapton has hailed Jack Bruce a ''great inspiration''.

    The Cream legend passed away on Saturday (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, and his former bandmate has paid tribute to his friend's talent.

    Eric wrote on his Facebook page: ''He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me.''

    The guitarist's website also shared a lengthy history of the bassist's musical career.

    And Cream's drummer Ginger Baker described Jack, 71, as a ''fine man''.

    He said via his fan club: ''I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce... My thoughts & wishes are with his family at this difficult time.''

    Jack occasionally performed with Ringo Starr's All-Star Band and the Beatles drummer has sent his condolences to the musician's family.

    He tweeted: ''We lost Jack Bruce today an incredible musician writer and a good friend peace and love to all his family.''

    As well as his former bandmates, other renowned bassists have publicly paid tribute to Jack on twitter.

    Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath wrote: ''So sad to hear of Jack Bruce passing. My biggest influence and favourite bass player. Thank you, Jack. RIP (sic)''

    Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea said: ''Oh man. Jack Bruce. Too much. Wow. Holy holy. I love that guy. One of a kind greatness. End of an era.(sic)''

 

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Mon
27
Oct

MelodicRockDirect Updated Deals: XTASY, PLATENS, SOUND OF ETERNITY, MRCD12

 
MelodicRockDirect has been updated with new titles and special prices.
Please note that some titles are VERY limited numbers...less than 10 in some cases. Especially the Japanese Editions.
 
Added today:
 
Xtasy - Revolution ($10 special price)
Platens - Out Of The World ($10 sale price)
Platens - Out Of The World +1 Japanese Ed ($18 sale price)
Sound Of Eternity - Visions & Dreams ($10 sale price)
Sound Of Eternity - Visions & Dreams +1 Japanese Ed ($18 sale price)
House of Shakira - Paid To Play Live (9 track EP)($10)
Secret - End Of The Road +1 Japanese ed ($18 sale price)
MRCD12 - Better Days (new $10 sale price)
Riverdogs - World Gone Mad (new $10 sake price)
 
All that and more at: www.melodicrockdirect.com
 
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Mon
27
Oct

HARMONY "The Window Of My Soul" Lyric Video Released

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HARMONY: "THE WINDOW OF MY SOUL" LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED

The Swedish melodic metal band HARMONY just released a lyric video for "The Window of My Soul", the first single from their up-coming album "Theatre of Redemption". The single is also released digitally and can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon etc.

Link to the lyric video: http://youtu.be/9NPgp5MFivg

"Theatre of Redemption" will be released on November 28th in Europe and on December 2nd in North America through Ulterium Records.

"Theatre of Redemption" features Daniel Heiman [ex. Lost Horizon, Heed] on vocals on all tracks. The album was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman [At The Gates, In Flames, Hammerfall] and mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson [Scar Symmetry, Watain].

The strong and diverse songs, the emotional and technical guitar playing by Markus Sigfridsson and the fantastic vocals provided by Daniel Heiman brings Harmony up to the same level as the biggest bands in the melodic metal genre. Just listen and you will see. Follow Harmony into the Theatre of Redemption..

All physical editions of "Theatre of Redemption" as well as three different t-shirt designs are available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://www.ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Harmony "Theatre of Redemption" line-up:
Daniel Heiman - Guest lead vvocals
Markus Sigfridsson - Guitars, voices, additional keyboarrds and programming
Tobias Enbert - Drums
John Svensson - Keyboards
Raphael Dafras - Bass

Check out th the album line-up announcement video at YouTube here: http://youtu.be/kAoy6R0Wnts

"Theatre of Redemption" track listing


01. The Window of My Soul
02. Inhale
03. Crown Me King
04. Son of the Morning
05. What If
06. Theatre of Redemption
07. Bloodbound
08. You Are
09. Hands of Time
10. In Search Of
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Mon
27
Oct

SUPERTRAMP Co-Founder ROGER HODGSON Readies Fall Tour As "Crime of the Century" Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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SUPERTRAMP Co-Founder ROGER HODGSON Readies Fall Tour As "Crime of the Century" Celebrates 40th Anniversary
 
HODGSON'S SHOWS GIVE NORTH AMERICAN AUDIENCES OPPORTUNITY TO ONCE AGAIN EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC AND SPIRIT HODGSON CREATED WITH SUPERTRAMP
 
Roger Hodgson, legendary vocalist and singer-songwriter from Supertramp, is heading back to North America for a series of fall dates. Following extensive tours of Europe and Brazil, Hodgson kicks off his North America tour on November 4 in Wabash, Indiana.

 
Hodgson, one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our time, co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969.  Roger was the driving force behind what fans call the "golden years" of the band that made Supertramp a worldwide phenomenon with album sales in excess of 60 million. He wrote, sang, and arranged the enduring rock standards such as "Breakfast in America," "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home," "The Logical Song," "Dreamer," "It's Raining Again," "School," and "Fool's Overture."  
 
Accompanied by a four-piece band, Roger Hodgson continues to perform all his hits he wrote and later recorded with Supertramp plus other classics of his such as "Child of Vision," "Hide in Your Shell," "Sister Moonshine,"  and "Even in the Quietest Moments," plus favorites from his solo albums - "Only Because of You," "Lovers in the Wind," and "In Jeopardy" - many of which can be found on his current CD release, Classics Live.
 
Uniting generations, Hodgson is transporting baby boomers back to their youth while giving younger concertgoers a taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured. In fact, this year marks the 40th Anniversary of "Crime of the Century," released in September 1974 (see press release below). Hodgson's song, "Dreamer," became Supertramp's first international runaway hit, driving the album to the top of the charts. "School," "Hide in Your Shell," and "If Everyone Was Listening" are also fan favorites from the album that Hodgson wrote and composed and often plays in concert.
 
Roger's shows give North American audiences the opportunity to once again experience the magic and spirit that Hodgson created with Supertramp.
 
 Roger Hodgson North America Tour Dates:
 November 4 - Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center
 November 6 - Detroit, MI - MotorCity Casino Hotel
 November 7 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Falls Casino and Resort
 November 8 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
 November 9 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center 
 November 11 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
 November 14 & 15 - Rama, ON, Canada - Casino Rama 
 
"Whether it's the melodic complexity of his songs, the harmonies he weaves with his band, the lyrics that sweep you away or his ability to still command the incredible upper range of his voice, 'beautiful' was what kept coming to mind over and over again during his performance. 'Breathtaking' might also apply. 'I want more' certainly would." ~ Ted Hansen - Mesa Classic Rock Music Examiner
 
"All these years I thought I was a Supertramp fan when actually I was and am a Roger Hodgson fan. What a show! WOW is all I can say."~ David Wild, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
 
Check out his latest release, "Classics Live." This spectacular collection of Roger's hit songs from concerts recorded around the world on his 2010 tour is available through his Store and iTunes.
 
Enjoy this video montage of Hodgson performing some of his timeless classics.
 
For more information, visit the Tour page on Hodgson's Website or Events on his Facebook page.
 
 For additional information on Roger Hodgson, visit his Bio.
 
 www.RogerHodgson.com
 www.Facebook.com/RogerHodgson
 www.Twitter.com/RogerHodgson
 www.Youtube.com/RogerHodgson
 www.Instagram.com/RogerHodgson
 
ABOUT SUPERTRAMP'S CRIME OF THE CENTURY:
 
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary since its release in 1974,
 Crime of the Century features the cream of Rick Davies' and Roger Hodgson's songwriting, and was the first of the many peaks in Supertramp's illustrious career; an album that had everything to prove and tunes that effortlessly straddled the world of pure pop and progressive rock. The significant change that happened with Supertramp on this album was that Hodgson and Davies had each found their strength as songwriters and were writing alone. With the unmistakable blend of the two songwriters – Davies' and Hodgson's work, it married the sweetness of Hodgson's Dreamer -- the band's first big hit single -- with the grit of Davies' similarly beloved Bloody Well Right. In School, Rudy, and the title track, the band – Davies, Hodgson, John Helliwell, Bob Siebenberg, and Dougie Thomson – helped define what would soon be known as Adult Oriented Rock. This was -- and is -- not just an album that showed Supertramp's increased maturity, but a timeless gem marked by the incredible melodies and thoughtful lyrics of Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies.

This 40th Anniversary edition will be released December 9 in the US and contains the classic original album, remastered by Ray Staff at Air Studios, and a second disc features the band’s 1975 Hammersmith Odeon concert, mixed from the original tapes by original on-the-night engineer Ken Scott.  It captures the band on the verge of stardom, showcasing all of Crime, and also previewing tracks from the then-as-yet-unreleased follow-up, Crisis? What Crisis? The LP eventually peaked at Number 4 on the UK charts and saw the band on the US Top 40 for the first time.
 
Dreamer also became the band's first hit single. "I'm fortunate to have written songs that have become hits without ever trying to write one," Hodgson says. "I've never sat down and said 'OK I'm going to write a hit song.' Inspiration comes in many different ways. Usually it comes when I get out of the way losing myself in the sound of the instrument I am playing – it's almost like being in a meditative state. With Dreamer, the inspiration was born out of excitement and just erupted out of me." Hodgson continues, "Looking back, it was quite serendipitous that as a young songwriter with so many dreams I had my first hit with a song named Dreamer. It was certainly a thrill to hear it being played all over the radio. Creating our reality, I've since realised, often starts with our dreams."
 
If Everyone Was Listening, another of Hodgson's philosophical musings, reaches back to Shakespeare's As You Like It adage ('All the world's a stage, and all the men are merely players') for allegorical inspiration.
 
"It's all simply a play," says Hodgson, "The world is the stage for all of us, and the song is more about just becoming aware of what is really real in life. And it's a longing for love in a world that is falling apart." Hodgson added, "To this day it has always been my ambition as an artist to try to make the world a better place through my music ever since The Beatles inspired me by how they made such a difference in the world."

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CONTACT:

Elizabeth Freund (Roger Hodgson) 718-522-5858
Elizabeth@Beautifuldaymedia.com
 
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141022/153825

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Mon
27
Oct

SEVENTRAIN Start Working On New Album

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SEVENTRAIN START WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

San Diego, California based blues-metal rockers SEVENTRAIN, which features former members of CAGE, 24-7 SPYZ and TOURNIQUET, have officially started pre-production on their second album.

The bands drummer, Joel Maitoza, states that they currently have the music written for six new songs and are hoping to include twelve tracks on the new full length disk. The band is also planning to record a couple of cover tunes which they will release as singles just after the first of the year. The band is shooting for a release date in late spring of 2015.

Guitarist Eric Horton says, 'This next album of material is going to be much heavier than the first record. I'm excited to see where the writing process takes us since some of the other members in the band have been contributing various ideas. There will still be a bluesy element to the songwriting, but the metal side will be much more dominant than the first album.”

Seventrain's self-titled debut was released in the US, Europe and Japan on February 18th, 2014 on So Cal Records / Alliance Entertainment and cracked the CMJ Top 40 Loud Rock charts at #36 with a bullet it's first week to radio. The record has been receiving favorable reviews worldwide as the band continues to play live and build their following.

Their next scheduled show is opening for Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel at Brick by Brick in San Diego, CA on November 21st.

Seventrain's self titled debut album is currently available on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seventrain/id795963008

Seventrain Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/seventrainband

Video for their single Bittersweet Seduction can be found on You Tube here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzvoXPbbbzI

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Mon
27
Oct

DION BAYMAN Releases New Album 'Afterburn'.

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DION BAYMAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'AFTERBURN'.
 
After making a big entrance into the melodic rock world with his album 'Smoke and Mirrors', Australian artist Dion Bayman returns with his highly anticipated new album 'Afterburn'. As was the case with its predecessor, 'Afterburn' is full of emotive vocals, tremendous hooks, beautiful melodies and extremely catchy choruses.

'Smoke and Mirrors' was widely acclaimed and received outstanding reviews. 'Afterburn' appears to be continuing the trend with aorland proclaiming it as "a spectacular album" and that it "goes directly to the best of the year", glorydazemusic.com states that "Afterburn should be on your list of must-hear CDs", and myglobalmind.com praises 'Afterburn' as "a fantastic album" and is "essential for every melodic rock fan".

'Afterburn' is very well produced, and Dion's fondness for well written, guitar driven melodic rock/pop is clearly evident throughout the album.

From the age of six Dion began classical piano lessons with the Australian Music Examinations Board and continued these lessons for the next eleven years becoming an accomplished pianist.

As a teenager, Dion began writing and recording his own original songs, many of which heavily requested and played on local radio stations. Dion was also becoming known as a singer and performer fronting several popular local rock bands.

His entertaining live shows and extensive touring has garnered a large and loyal following.

Due to the excellent musicianship and increasing popularity of his respective bands, Dion has supported many chart topping acts including The Choirboys and Ian Moss.

Dion's musical tastes are wide ranging. However, his song writing influences include acts such as Matchbox Twenty,

Bon Jovi, Richard Marx and Bryan Adams to name just a few.

If you like songs that are infectious and hook-ridden, containing multi-layered harmonies and anthemic choruses combined with lyrics from the heart, then Dion's new album 'Afterburn' is sure to please.

 
Dion's new album 'Afterburn' is available now.
 
Tracklisting: 01. The Great Unknown  02. Bittersweet  03. I Remember  04. You and I  05. Into My Arms
06. You Might Think I Don't Want You (You're Wrong)  07. Never Fade Away  08. Strong  09. Possession  10. Morning Light
 
Website: http://www.dionbayman.com    
 
All vocals and instruments by Dion Bayman.
 
 
 


Album written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Dion Bayman.

 

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Mon
27
Oct

HAREM SCAREM More 'Thirteen' Details

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Harem Scarem's brillaint new studio album 'Thirteen' is released via Frontiers/Pledge Music December 5.
 
A few further details are available - the European version will add the bonus track "Garden Of Eden (Acoustic)".
 
There is also a limited edition Japanese version that will feature a bonus live disc and a different acoustic bonus track - details below.
 
CD Japan have only 18 copies of the Limited Edition 2CD set left - pre-order now via: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/ZRcokempdVE/514/A867157/detailvie...
 
 
Japanese Track Listing:
 
Disc 1 (Micp-20006 / Micp-11185):

1. Garden Of Eden
2. Live It
3. Early Warning Signs
4. The Midnight Hours
5. Whatever It Takes
6. Saints And Sinners
7. All I Need
8. Troubled Times
9. Never Say Never
10. Stardust
11. The Midnight Hours (Acoustic Version) *
 
Disc 2 (Micp-20006):
 
1. Hard To Love (Live)
2. If There Was A Time (Live)
3. Sentimental Blvd. (Live)
4. Stranger Than Love (Live)
5. Mandy (Live)
6. Had Enough (Live)
7. No Justice (Live)
8. Change Comes Around (Live)
 
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Sat
25
Oct

YES Set To Release “Like It Is” Live 2CD/DVD Released Dec. 5 On Frontiers

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ICONIC PROG ROCK BAND YES SET TO RELEASE
“LIKE  IT IS - YES AT THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME”
 
2CD/DVD set will be released in
December on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label known for embracing new music from world famous rock artists, is proud to announce the upcoming release by the legendary rock group YES, entitled LIKE IT IS -  YES AT THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME on December 5th in Europe and December 9th in North America.
 
Available in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats, this new release encompasses two of the band’s iconic albums, 1971’s The YES Album  and  1977’s Going For The One,  as they were performed live on the band’s 2014 world tour.
 
 
Says guitarist Steve Howe, "Playing complete albums is a great way to hear the development of YES music & relive the familiar transitions from one track to another.” Expertly executed, these two classic albums are performed in their entirety, respecting the original arrangements, and yet still adding a new and exciting flair. “Going For The One is a wonderfully diverse set of songs, whilst The Yes Album contains the most ‘played live’ songs in the career of the band,” complements Howe.
 
Featuring some of the band’s most popular songs, such as ‘I’ve See All Good People,’ ‘Yours Is No Disgrace,’ ‘Going For The One,’  ‘Wonderous Stories,’ and ‘Starship Trooper,’ this set proves the endurance factor of one of England’s most acclaimed rock bands.
 
            “These are two bodies of music that many of the most devout YES fans wanted to hear in their entirety,” adds keyboardist Geoff Downes. “I believe our performance at the Bristol Hippodrome was among the most compelling of the entire tour.”
 
            The CD/DVD set comes as YES continues one of its most fertile musical periods in its nearly five decade history. Formed in 1968, the band has endured a number of line-ups and remains one of the most popular live touring bands in rock, today. Over 40 million record sales later, the band continues to tour and release current material on a regular basis.
           
You watch a snippet of “Starship Trooper” following this link:  http://youtu.be/XMyx-Oc0S_I
 
CDs and DVD Tracklisting: Going For The One; Turn Of The Century; Parallels; Wonderous Stories; Awaken. Yours Is No Disgrace; Clap; Starship Trooper; I’ve Seen All Good People; A Venture; Perpetual Change.
 
YES is:
Chris Squire, bass
Steve Howe, guitars
Alan White, drums
Geoff Downes, keyboards
Jon Davison, vocals
 
Visit THE OFFICIAL YES SITE: www.Yesworld.com
 
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Fri
24
Oct

Blades, Castronovo & Aldrich Project Gets Tagged REVOLUTION SAINTS

 
 
Announcing.....Revolution SaintsDeen Castronovo (Drums, Vocals), Jack Blades(Bass) and Doug Aldrich (Guitars).
 
Follow their official Facebook page for more information and album updates:https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionSaints
 
Music COMING SOON!
 
The band has added one quick welcome message to their facebook page: "Welcome to the official Revolution Saints Facebook page! As you can see, we still have a TON of info to share with you regarding the upcoming album, which will be released in February 2015. Stay tuned as we reveal pictures, the album cover and most importantly, MUSIC in the coming weeks and months!"
 
 
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Thu
23
Oct

Frontiers Sign FOREIGNER For 'Best Of Foreigner 4 And More'

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RELEASED ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL, AVAILABLE 5th DECEMBER 2014
NEW HIGH-DEFINITION LIVE RECORDING FROM THE
BAND’S
MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM OF ALL TIME
 
They are universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable arsenal of hit songs that continue to propel sold-out tours and album chart action around the world.  Now, Frontiers Music Srl presents a homage to Foreigner’s most successful album ever with "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More".
 

Foreigner - Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein
 
Foreigner "4"spent more weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts than any artist in the history of Atlantic Records, including AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, and went on to sell more than 9 million albums worldwide. Fans will see why it "Feels Like The First Time" when Foreigner debuts these new recordings of the best of Foreigner ‘4’ along with several other chart hits. The band recorded these live high-definition versions of their most enduring anthems at the Borgata Hotel’s Music Box theatre in Atlantic City on October 3rd and 4th, 2014.
 
 
The set features some of rock’s best-known hits including "Feels Like The First Time," "Cold As Ice," "Hot Blooded" and Foreigner’s iconic ballad, "I Want To Know What Love Is," along with a selection of best songs from Foreigner ‘4’.  "Waiting For A Girl Like You," "Urgent," "Juke Box Hero," "Girl On The Moon," "Night Life," "Break It Up" and "Woman In Black" are all featured with stellar performances.
 
"Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide" says Foreigner founder, lead guitarist, Mick Jones.  Also serving as executive producer of the new album, this Songwriters Hall Of Fame member wrote or co-wrote every Foreigner song and continues to lead his band to new heights.  Mick continues: "Unwittingly, we've weaved our music into the fabric of people's lives."
 

Foreigner - Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein
 
"Great songs, great performances and great production are timeless. "4" has all three in spades," says bassist and producer Jeff Pilson. "Bringing the album to life on stage with the energy and passion the band has always maintained, made us very happy.  We’re thrilled to give people a chance to really reflect on what a great and classic album '4' truly is."
 
Singer Kelly Hansen adds: "The idea for this recording came from the anniversary of the release as a way to celebrate. There are some tracks that were never previously performed live in this format, and it's great to be in a group with people who really 'get it' and understand how fortunate we are to be playing and performing such great material."
 
Foreigner's Kelly Hansen - Photo Credit: © S. Schweiger
 
"The Best of Foreigner 4 & More" is available now for preorders via Pledge Music through this link: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/foreigner in CD, vinyl, limited edition posters and remake t-shirts from their 1981-1982 tour. As an exclusive for the German territory, the album will also be available in a special box packaging adding a cap to the CD.
 
In June 2013, Mick Jones was inducted to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. A multi-talented and multi-dimensional "musician’s musician," Jones has also written songs such as "Bad Love" with Eric Clapton and "Dreamer" with Ozzy Osbourne, and produced records for others including Billy Joel’s Storm Front and Van Halen’s 5150. 
 
Foreigner - Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein
 
FOREIGNER are: Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar), Chris Frazier (drums).
Kelly Hansen
Mick Jones
Jeff Pilsen
Tom Gimbel
Bruce Watson
Chris Frazier
Michael Bluestein
Photo Credits: © Bill Bernstein
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FOREIGNER: 2014 GERMAN/SWISS TOUR DATES
(all acoustic shows except where noted)
 
Oct 20 - KKL Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Oct 22 - Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
Oct 24 - Rosengarten Mozartaal, Mannheim, Germany
Oct 25 - Stadthalle Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, Germany
Oct 26 - Konzerthaus Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Oct 28 - Alte Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Oct 29 - OsnabrückHalle - Europasaal, Osnabrück, Germany
Oct 30 - Die Glocke Großer Saal, Bremen, Germany
Nov 02 - Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Nov 03 - Congress Center Hamburg Saal 2, Hamburg, Germany
Nov 04 - Admiralspalast - Theater, Berlin, Germany
Nov 06 - Baloise Session, Basel, Switzerland (Electric Show presenting the "4" album theme)
Nov 07 - Georg-Friedrich-Händel Halle, Halle, Germany
Nov 09 - StadtHalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany
 

Foreigner - Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein
 

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Wed
22
Oct

RAVEN Ready To Kill All Parties

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NWOBHM thrash godfathers RAVEN have released the track-listing for their upcoming covers album "Party Killers".  The band is currently running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, asking for fans' support  to help fund their next studio album "ExtermiNation".  "Party Killers" is available exclusively through the Kickstarter campaign as a reward for backers, and will not be available after the campaign ends on November 28th.  "Party Killers" is available on CD and 12" vinyl.  Other exclusive items including t-shirts, CDs, vinyl, patches, stickers, and more are available only through the Kickstarter campaign.

"Party Killers" track-listing:   

- "Too Bad Too Sad" (Nazareth)
- "Bad Reputation" (Thin Lizzy)
- "Cockroach" (Sweet)
- "Fireball" (Deep Purple)
- "Hang on to Yourself" (David Bowie)
- "He's a Whore" (Cheap Trick)
- "In For the Kill" (Budgie)
- "Is There a Better Way" (Status Quo)
- "Ogre Battle" (Queen)
- "Queen of My Dreams" (Edgar Winter)
- "Tak Me Bak Ome" (Slade)
 
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″

Oct 22nd - San Bernardino, CA - Black Flame Collective  
Oct 23rd - Fullerton, CA - Slidebar
Oct 24th - Ventura, CA - Bombay
Oct 25th  - Los Osos, CA - Sweet Springs Lounge
Oct 26th - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp
Oct 27th - San Francisco, CA - The Elbo Room
Oct 28th - Sparks, NV  - The Alley
Oct 29th - Ashland, OR - Club 66
Oct 30th - Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge
Nov 1st - Vancouver, BC  - Media Club
Nov 2nd - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov 3rd - Boise, ID - The Shredder
Nov 4th - Salt Lake City, UT - The Lo Fi Cafe
Nov  5th - Denver, CO - 3 Kings Tavern
Nov 7th  - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Nov 9th - Columbus, OH - Shrunken Head
Nov  11th - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
Nov 13th - Indianapolis, IN - Headquarters
Nov 14th - Akron, OH - Empire Rock Club  
Nov  15th - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
Nov 16th - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
Nov 17th - Ft Wayne, IN - Brass Rail
Nov 18th - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge  
Nov 19th - Syracuse, NY - Mac's Bad Art Bar
Nov 20th - Pittsburgh, PA - Dead Horse
Nov 21st - Brooklyn, NY - St.Vitus
Nov 22nd - Philadelphia, PA - Dobbs
Nov 23rd - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Nov 24th - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Nov 25th - Raleigh, NC - The Maywood
 
Check Raven's official website for further details.
 
About RAVEN:

According to the metal media, the labels “Legendary,” "Innovative" and “Lunatics!" have all been rightfully pinned upon RAVEN over the years. In a crowded scene, the unique personality, power and humor of the three band members has always shone through. The crazed vocals and masterful 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.  From the trailblazing US tours of the '80s, introducing the States to “athletic rock” as well as giving opening acts like Metallica and Anthrax their first tours, through the doldrums of the early '90s when a grunge obsessed media wrote off so many metal acts, RAVEN has consistently proved to be survivors par excellence and, in a genre of imitators, has shown that they are “the real thing”.  RAVEN emerged unscathed into the new millennium, releasing possibly their strongest and most aggressive album to date in 2010's "Walk Through Fire", and are poised to strike again with the forthcoming album "ExtermiNation" due in 2015.  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 and in their true element - on stage!

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Tue
21
Oct

NEWMAN Re-Recorded Debut Album Out Now

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NEWMAN 'IF IT'S LOVE 2014'

Newman have released the following video to

accompany the release of Newman ST 2014 on 22 October.

http://youtu.be/-Rw3JHfZ0d8


'If It's Love' is taken from the Limited Edition re-record of the debut album available now from www.newmansound and www.aorheaven.com

For further details/soundbytes visit www.newmansound.com

You can catch Newman live with Vega across the UK in November:

1st November - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms

25 Goldsmith Street Nottingham NG1 5LB -- 0845 413 4444

http://www.rescuerooms.com/

6th November - Bolton, UK - Railway Venue

37 Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancs. UK BL7 9LY 01204 306450

http://railwayvenue.com/contact

7th November - Swansea, UK - Static

63 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5HN 01792 467998

http://staticbars.co.uk/

8th November - London, UK - The Garage

20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD 0207 6196721

http://mamacolive.com/thegarage/

 

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Tue
21
Oct

ADAM LAW Releases New Instrumental EP

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Adam Law is a guitarist, and instrumental rock artist from Richmond, VA. This production was created using:

- Ibanez & PRS Guitars
- ProTools
- Eleven Rack
- Addictive Drums
 
All guitars, drums/bass/keys programming performed by Adam Law. Guest guitar solo performed by John McNiel. All songs written, arranged, recorded & mixed by Adam Law. Artwork & album design by Adam Law.
 
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Tue
21
Oct

Rockin' the Wall - 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall - US Theatrical Tour & DVD Release


Rockin' the Wall - 25th Anniversary of the Fall of he Berlin Wall - Announcing US Theatrical Tour & DVD and Digital Release!

Featuring David Paich (Toto), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot)

Studio City, CA - Lightyear Entertainment and Specialty Studios, in association with Rockin' the Wall Studios announce the Consumer release of 'Rockin' the Wall' on November 4th, 2014. And a US Fall 2014 Theatrical Tour in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The feature length documentary offers an entertaining exploration of the power of rock music as a force for social change & liberation.  

The film by Larry Schweikart and Marc Leif is based on Schweikart's book 'Seven Events That Made America America.' It shows how music become a liberating force  behind the Iron Curtain and helped give strength to the anti-communist revolution.

The documentary features interviews with several well-known rock musicians, including David Paich (Toto), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), as well as individuals who experienced life behind the Soviet controlled side of the wall.

The official motion picture soundtrack for 'Rockin' the Wall' includes more than a dozen original or newly performed songs, featuring powerful re-makes of 60's and 70's classics 'Ball of Confusion,' 'People Got to be Free,' and 'Train Kept a Rollin'' as well as original songs by Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera, and Mother's Finest, as well as all songs performed in the film.

'Music has the power to change the world!' -  David Paich (Toto)

Schweikart is going 'on tour' with the film and will be participating in post screening discussions providing audiences with a rare opportunity to get an even better understanding of this monumental moment in history.

Since September, the 'Rockin' the Wall - 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall' tour has been in Dayton, Cincinnati, Greenville, Ohio, Toledo, Atlanta, Asheville, N.C., Greensboro, N.C, Raleigh, N.C., Cullowee, N.C., Danbury, CT,  Winter Garden, FL, Ave Maria, FL

Future USA Fall 2014 Tour dates below:

10/14, Wheeling, West Liberty University
10/30, Eureka, IL, Eureka College
11/4, Tacoma, University of Washington
11/6, Los Angeles, Luxe Hotel Sunset
11/7, Seton High School, Mesa, AZ
11/8, Chandler, AZ, Chandler Center for the Arts
11/9 (pending) Scottsdale, AZ, Shea Harkins Theater
11/14, Fulton, MO, Churchill Museum/Westminster College
11/20, Grand Rapids, MI, Acton Institute
12/1 (pending) Chicago, Theater of the Arts/Polish American Film Society
 
2/2015 (pending)  Notre Dame and a Dallas showing.

(All dates and locations are posted on the film's website:  www.rockinthewallstudios.com)

Schweikart is available to add more Theatrical screenings, but will need the public's help. Visit the film's website to learn how you can be a part of this amazing opportunity and get free tickets to your screening for family & friends at http://www.rockinthewallstudios.com
 
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'Rockin' the Wall' will be released on DVD and digitally by Lightyear Entertainment, a distributor of independent films and music founded in 1987 (www.lightyear.com), through eOne Distribution, in association with Specialty Studios, a fully integrated media, content and distribution studio that harnesses the power of socially conscious media to touch hearts and engage minds (www.specialtystudios.com).

Consumer DVD and Digital distribution will commence next month with a street date of November 4, 2014. To learn more contact Lightyear: Sky Spooner, 917-407-2771, sky@lightyear.com

To pre-order: http://www.amazon.com/Rockin-Wall-Adam-Baldwin/dp/B00NN78TZU/ref=tmm_dvd...

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Mon
20
Oct

VALENTINE Announces 'Bizzaro World' Opus For October 25


Multi-talented Dutch phenomenon Robby Valentine presents his 10th studio album BIZARRO WORLD.

Valentine unleashes this unique album, a bizarre mix of rock and pop, to an eager public on October 25th with a showcase presentation at P3 in Purmerend, Netherlands. With the support of an amazing band Andre Borgman (drums), Paul Coenradie (Guitar), Luuk van Bergen (Bass) and Johan 'Jay Jay' Willem's (Keyboards and backing vocals) rest assured this will be an amazing show.

Best known for his 90's hit 'Over and Over Again' his music has touched many including a long running success in Japan. Be prepared for a renewed European success as we welcome you to the Bizarro World of Robby Valentine.

Visit www.p3purmerend.nl for ticket and album packages and www.robbyvalentine.nl for news of album availability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us2b0mjR2io

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Mon
20
Oct

STRIKEFORCE 'Elegant Steel' EP Due Dec 9

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Highvol Music is set to release the brand new CD "Elegant Steel" From hard rockers Strikeforce on Dec 9, 2014.  Digital and retail distribution worldwide is by the MRI/Sony group. Strikeforce continues to perform Midwest tour dates for 2014, but will be embarking on national USA dates in 2015 to promote "Elegant Steel".
 
The New CD Was produced By Jason McEntire (Eddie Money, Uriah Heep, Gravity Kills, Ken Hensley, Strikeforce) at Saw Horse Studios in St Louis,  and mastered by Michael Voss (Doro, Michael Schenker, Mad Max, Silver) at Kid Room Studios in Munich, Germany.
The "Elegant Steel" EP contains 5 modern hard hitting tracks, and the first single "All About The Money" is already tearing up worldwide airplay on Internet/FM Hard Rock/Metal Radio Stations.
 
Visit Strikeforce at  www.highvolmusic.com and www.sweetsounds.us
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Mon
20
Oct

Finland's All-Star Symphonic Rock Christmas Project RASKASTA JOULUA Release Ragnarok Juletide on November 11

 
Happy Holidays, Headbangers!
 
Finland's All-Star Symphonic Rock Christmas Project Raskasta Joulua to Release Ragnarok Juletide on November 11
 
Album to Be Released by Spinefarm Records
(New York, N.Y.):  Happy Holidays, headbangers! It's not going to be a "White Christmas" this year. Instead, it'll be a "Heavy Christmas."
 
Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project, dubbed Raskasta Joulua, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," is enjoying its 10th year running. To celebrate, the project, which tours every holiday season, will release a new studio album this year. The album, titled Ragnarok Juletide, releases on November 11 via Spinefarm Records. Get a taste here.
 
But this is not just another set of ho-ho-ho-hum takes on holiday songs nor is it a collection of predictable, safe versions of seasonal jams! For the first time ever, these versions of Finnish and international Christmas classics will also be recorded in the English language.
 
Raskasta Joulua is inspired by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the participants view the project in serious fashion, which is not always true of Christmas-themed collections. There is nothing novelty or jokey about this project or this release. Don't expect familiar holiday favorites to be given a weak makeover or merely amplified by distorted guitars that have been added to give the Christmas jams a "rock" feel. That would be a Christmas cop out.
 
Instead, the record truly and effectively captures the majesty, the wonder and the glory of the holiday season; the songs are carefully arranged and executed, with flawless musicianship and world-class vocal contributions.
 
Ragnarok Juletide will put headbangers in the most festive of moods, regardless of which metal subgenre he or she prefers, from speedy power metal to symphonic epics to dirgey doom. It's all here on this year's Ragnarok Juletide.
 
Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings), Elize Ryd ( Amaranthe), Jarkko Ahola ( Teräsbetoni, Northern Kings), Antti Railio
(2013 Voice of Finland winner) and more lend their throats to the project.
 
"It's amazing that we're still doing this and that it has grown to these proportions," said founder/producer/arranger/guitarist Erkka Korhonen. "Every year has been bigger for us and now the tour is one of the biggest annual treks in Finland."
 
Indeed, the accompanying tour is an event and a highlight on the annual holiday calendar for fans of all age groups. The project has progressed in size and scope each and every year, in both popularity and the prestige of the participants. The concert tour now runs for more than a month before the holiday season and plays to full arenas and ice stadiums.
 
Overall, Ragnarok Juletide is the definitive collection of holiday hymns for headbangers. This is how you've always wanted to hear Christmas music, but most artists have lacked the balls to do it this way.
 
Korhonen furthered, "Even people who haven't celebrated Christmas for years have found its spirit again through what we do. Since we've expanded the vocalist lineup every year, the audience wants to hear our new vocalists on the record. It'll be fantastic to bring these songs into other countries too!”
 
Track Listing:
 
1. "We Celebrate at Christmastime"
2. "The First Noel"
3. "Here on the Hay"
4. "Little Drummer Boy"
5. "The Elf"
6. "Christmas Is Here"
7.  "Sylvia's Song"
8. "White Christmas"
9. "Home for Christmas"
10. "A Sparrow on a Christmas Morning"
11. "Christmas Has Come"
12. "Ave Maria"
 
The Voices Lineup:
 
Elize Ryd
Marco Hietala
J.P. Leppäluoto
Tony Kakko
Jarkko Ahola
Ari Koivunen
Pasi Rantanen
Antti Railio
Ville Tuomi
Antony Parviainen
Tuple Salmela
Kimmo Blom
 
The Band Lineup:
 
Erkka Korhonen �guitar, arrangments
Tuomas Wäinölä �guitar
Vili Ollila �keys
Mirka Rantanen �drums
Erkki Silvennoinen �bass
 
Discography:
 
Raskasta Joulua (2004)
Raskaampaa Joulua (2009)
Raskasta Joulua (2013)
Ragnarok Juletide (2014)
   

 

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Mon
20
Oct

ROMEO'S DAUGHTER New DVD & Live Album: 'Alive'

ROMEO'S DAUGHTER
New DVD & Live Album:  Alive
(RD Enterprises (Music) Ltd/Cargo Records)
Release date:  Mon 10th November 2014
 
Live dates:
 
14th November – Yardbirds, Grimsby
15th November – The Railway, Bolton
21st November - The Borderline, London
22nd November - The Rescue Rooms
 
Romeo’s Daughter are one of Britain’s finest AOR mainstream rock bands fronted by Leigh Matty, recently voted Number 5 ‘Lady Rock Singer of all time’ in Classic Rock Magazine. “Alive” is a live DVD filmed at the Derby Guildhall and is packaged with a live CD. The band’s last album, “Rapture”, was released in 2012 and has been critically praised worldwide for its astounding songwriting, performance and production. The first single from the album “Bittersweet”, was in Classic Rock Magazine’s Top Songs of 2012 Chart.
 
 
The band’s pedigree is second to none, with each member having previously worked at the highest levels with artists such as: Bonnie Tyler, Whitney Houston, Roxette, Meatloaf, Tom Jones, John Parr, Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Kevin Rowland and, Ex GoGo, Jane Wiedlin!
 
Their eponymous debut album released in 1988 was produced by ‘Mutt’ Lange and John Parr and released on the Jive label. During a promotional tour of the U.S.A the first single ‘Don’t Break My Heart’, leapt up the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The calibre of their songs attracted many established artists; Heart covered the single ‘Wild Child’ on their 3 million selling album ‘Brigade’, achieving No. 2 on the Billboard Rock All Play chart. Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler and the recently reformed Steps too, have had recording successes with other Romeos’ titles. Their track ‘Heaven in the Backseat’ was also the opening track for the film, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5’. This album has subsequently been remastered to 24 bit standard from the original source tapes and released on Rock Candy records. It includes 3 bonus live tracks, the story of the making of the album, previously unpublished photos, all spread out over a 16 page full colour booklet.
 
Their second studio album, ‘Delectable’ was released in 1993 on Music for Nations and was much more like a live album in its feel. It was produced and recorded by the band and Andy Reilly, and was later mixed by Steve Brown (The Cult, Manic Street Preachers and Wham). Delectable too has been remastered to the same quality and released again by Rock Candy records. It includes one bonus track, details about the making of the album, an interview with the band and additional photos spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
 
Their 4th album, Spin, will be released in 2015 to coincide with their performance at HRH AOR 3 in March 2015.
 
Quotes:
 
“They were Phenomenal. Simply Phenomenal.” ‘Get Your Rock out’ on the Manchester Academy gig
“Power and Sophistication” Kerrang
“The Sound is as big as a planet” Sounds
“Romeos Daughter trample most of Britains melodic rockers underfoot and deserve success on their own terms.” Steve Beebee, Kerrang
“this is certainly the best thing I have seen this weekend, possibly even better than anything I have yet to witness at a Firefest show. Yes, they were that good...”Allan Holloway - rockunited.com
“Their performance was just beyond words! Amazing from start to finish, the fans felt it was a unique experience. I couldn’t imagine a single individual within the venue who was not cheering… This was pure perfection.” Kostas Rigas / Chris Kappas - Rock pages.gr
“Quite simply, Leigh Matty and company were one of the sensations of Firefest VI. 16 years away had diminished little of their variety or seductive quality” Dave Ling – Classic Rock
“had the crowd eating out of their hand.” Andy Nathan - Get ready to Rock
“Their sound was really down-to-earth and 100% in the AOR philosophy, with Matty doing magic in an astonishing vocal performance and the crowd being spellbound”Alekos "Letter 7" Touloumis - Metal temple

 

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Mon
20
Oct

Audio Fidelity To Release TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's 'The Christmas Attic' On 2-LP Set!


Audio Fidelity To Release Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 'The Christmas Attic' On 2-LP Set!

'THE HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR A NEW GENERATION!'

Camarillo, CA ' Christmas arrives earrly this year with the release of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's  rock opera 'The Christmas Attic' on 2-LP Set by Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity. Originally released in 1998, 'The Christmas Attic' is the second installment of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Trilogy. The story begins On Christmas Eve,  when a young girl's curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic when she decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents' home while she should be asleep.  This album contains a mix of vocal and instrumental songs. The track 'Christmas Canon,' one of the TSO's most well-known songs, is a variation of Pachelbel's famous Canon in D Major, with lyrics and new music added as well as Boughs of Holly and a soulful rendition of Music Box Blues.

'The Christmas Attic' is being made available on vinyl for the first time in a 2-LP set. The brilliantly remastered records are packaged in a seasonal gatefold jacket that includes a colorful 12-page booklet filled with the tale of The Christmas Attic as well as the lyrics to all the songs.

When founder and producer Paul O'Neill first conceived Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his goal was as straightforward as it was ambitious: '...create a progressive rock band that would push the boundaries further than any group before, following in the footsteps of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, the Who...but take it way, way further.'

With more than 9 million albums sold TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. They've become one of the world's top acts and listed in Billboard magazine as one of the top touring artists of the past decade. Their $20 million-plus stage production has played to over 11 million people in 80+ cities across the globe. TSO will once again be touring during the 2014 and 2015 holiday season with 'The Christmas Attic' show. Last year they welcomed-in the New Year in front of over one million German fans in a nationally televised show live from the Brandenberg Gate.

'... a little Pachelbel, a little Bach, and some rock and blues'

Disc One
SIDE ONE
1 The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
2 Boughs Of Holly
3 The World That She Sees
4 The World That He Sees
5 Midnight Christmas Eve

SIDE TWO
1 The March Of The Kings/Hark The Herald Angel
2 The Three Kings And I (What Really Happened)
3 Christmas Canon
4 Joy/Angels We Have Heard On High

Disc Two
SIDE ONE
1 Find Our Way Home
2 Appalachian Snowfall
3 The Music Box
4 The Snow Came Down

SIDE TWO
1 Christmas In The Air
2 Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)
3 An Angel's Share
4 Music Box Blues

Produced by Paul O'Neil
Co-Produced by Robert Kinkel
Mastered for this vinyl release by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/trans-siberian-orchestrathe-christm...

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Mon
20
Oct

CAPTAIN BLACKBEARD 'Aiming For Love' Video Released


Captain Black Beard - "Aiming For Love" video released

Captain Black Beard delivers their own brand of "melodic kick-ass rock" from Sweden. Their second album entitled "Before Plastic" was released in May 2014 on Dead End Exit (a division of RoastingHouse) Records and Sound Pollution Distribution. The album features guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS, Grand Funk Railroad) and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt, The Summit) among others. Both of the bands releases have been hailed in the press. Sweden Rock Magazine says about "Before Plastic"; "Ill-mannered and charming hitseeking rock like it was made by KISS, Billy Idol and Pat Benatar - together and in their prime."

The band is currently writing music for their third album which will be recorded in February/March 2015. Captain Black Beard will celebrate their 5th anniversary as a band with two shows. The first one will take place in Uppsala on October 24th at Pitchers and the second will be a very special "Halloween-show" on October 31st at The Roxx in Stockholm.

"Aiming For Love" is the third video from "Before Plastic". It was made by 11 Frames Productions who recently did the latest HammerFall-video as well as Captain Black Beard's other two videos "Bad Girl" and "Somebody".

Check out "Aiming For Love" here:
http://youtu.be/NqW0KyLkrkY

More info about Captain Black Beard:
www.captainblackbeard.net
www.facebook.com/captainblackbeardband
www.youtube.com/captainblackbeardvid

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Sat
18
Oct

Frontiers Signs LAST IN LINE For 2015 Debut

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of LAST IN LINE featuring original Dio members, Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, along with vocalist Andrew Freeman.

When he left Black Sabbath in early 1982 to form his own band, the late, great Ronnie James Dio took powerhouse Black Sabbath drummer, Vinny Appice with him.

Ronnie knew that he wanted a European flavor to balance-out the band, so he asked his former Rainbow bandmate and Scottish native, bassist Jimmy Bain to join him. In turn, Jimmy recommended a young Irish guitarist, Vivian Campbell to complete the line-up. When the four of them met and played for the first time in a North London rehearsal room in September 1982, the magic was evident and the classic Dio band line-up was born.

Between 1983 and 1985, in quick succession, that line-up wrote, recorded and toured the first three Dio albums. Widely considered to be the crown jewels of the Dio catalogue, Holy Diver, Last In Line and Sacred Heart went on to sell millions as the band, now reinforced by keyboard player, Claude Schnell, played to audiences worldwide.

By 1985, however, trouble was brewing and the fabric of the band had started to unravel. Beginning with Vivian Campbell's firing during the Sacred Heart tour, one by one the other original band members left the fold and slowly the magic was lost.

30 years after the recording of Holy Diver, and without trying to replace the singular sound that was Ronnie's voice, the original band have started playing the songs they created together again. Joined by the passionate, powerful and unique voice of vocalist Andrew Freeman, Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell have united under the name of their classic album, Last In Line, to perform and tour their original songs again.

When any group of musicians write and record together, they create a sound that becomes uniquely theirs. Last In Line brings to life those early, classic Dio albums in a way that only they know how. In a way that only they can.
 
Frontiers plans to release the new recording in the spring of 2015.

 

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Fri
17
Oct

Singer/Songwriter JACE PAWLAK Kickstarter Campaign

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Singer/songwriter Jace Pawlak has been writing tunes for a number of artists in recent years, but he's also working on a solo album ia Kickstarter Campaign. Here's the update from Jace:
 
"My current Kickstarter campaign is doing well but I wanted to reach out to my melodic rock friends and fans to let them in on it before time is up (it ends October 19th) In addition to the new album, "Perspective", there are some fun rewards in the campaign that incorporate some of my past work. As well as some unreleased stuff. And some of these items and songs will only available through this Kickstarter campaign.
 
I am very excited and proud of my upcoming album. On the heals of the work I did on Tango Down's "Charming Devil" album, I approached this new record as more of a singer songwriter project for myself. I have a few melodic rock songs on offer, but I also have a few acoustic tunes, two piano ballads ala Richard Marx, and another style or two to round it out. I am very proud of this collection of songs. It's some of my favorite stuff I have ever written. All but one song is finished and once I complete that last tune the album will be off to be mastered and duplicated.

The support I have felt the past month has been humbling and inspiring. Knowing that people connect with what I am doing keeps me motivated to keep writing. All I ever really wanted was to be heard. I hope people will check out the campaign and be part of this. There really are some fun rewards. And above all, I hope everyone likes the music! Thank you for listening!!"
 
- Some of Jace's more popular songs: Tango Down: "Corners Of My Mind" "Too Many Roads" "Alone" and "Back To Life" // Far Cry: "Have It All" and "Fine Line" // Goodbye Thrill: "Let Me Sleep"
 
 
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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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