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18
Dec

RANDY BACHMAN New Project 'Bachman’s Heavy Blues' Drops April 15

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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ROCK LEGEND RANDY BACHMAN ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT:
BACHMAN’S HEAVY BLUES DROPS APRIL 15, 2015

Guest soloists include: Neil Young, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and Peter Frampton

The man known as the “architect of Canadian rock n’ roll” is forging ahead into 2015 with a brand new project billed simply as BACHMAN. Joined by a virtuoso rhythm section with Anna Ruddick on bass and Dale Anne Brendan on drums, the trio’s debut effort entitled Heavy Blues will be available worldwide on April 15, 2015 through Linus Entertainment.

Heavy Blues draws from the unlikely trio’s love of classic 60s blues rock and emerges with a blistering sound, a fierce and fearless collection of BACHMAN originals. Featuring an enviable list of Randy Bachman’s contemporaries including Neil Young, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and the late Jeff Healey, each musician contributes their signature-style guitar solos blending classic blues and rock with a modern undertone.

Produced by internationally-acclaimed producer Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Rush, Led Zeppelin), Heavy Blues marks the rare occasion that Randy Bachman has relinquished the producer reins. “'I’ve known Kevin for many years and watched his producer credits grow to include many rock legends,” explains Randy Bachman. “I knew that he could push me past my limit, pull me onto new paths and direct me down new roads. The collaboration, paired with Dale Anne and Anna’s musical ferocity, has made this entire project an amazing experience for me.”

A legendary figure in the rock n’ roll world, Randy Bachman has earned over 120 gold and platinum album/singles awards around the world for performing and producing. As the co-founder and principal songwriter for The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman’s monstrous hits, including “American Woman,” “Looking Out for #1,” “Let It Ride,” Taking Care of Business,” and “No Sugar Time,” have garnered him the coveted #1 spot on radio playlists in over 20 countries and he has amassed over 40 million records sold.

Randy Bachman has been awarded Order of Canada, ASCAP’s Global Impact honour, Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, and received two separate inductions into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
WWW.RANDYBACHMAN.COM
 
Tue
16
Dec

NIGHTWISH Release New Single 'Élan' on February 13

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Friday, February 13, 2015
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NIGHTWISH – release new single 'Élan' on February 13
 
 
2014-12-08 - Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album, which is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Today NIGHTWISH announces the release of their first single called 'Élan', which will be out on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

“Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a slave, To meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.” - Walt Whitman

Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “This beautiful quote from my hero Uncle Walt was the starting point for writing 'Élan'. The underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It´s important to surrender yourself to the occasional 'free fall' and not to fear the path less travelled by. 'Élan' is a wonderful teaser for the full-length album, giving out a little taste, but revealing very little of the actual Journey of Grandeur to come…”

‘Élan’ tracklisting:

CD:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
3. Élan (alternate version)
4. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Vinyl:
Side A:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)

Side B
1. Élan (alternate version)
2. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Pre-order your copy of 'Élan' exclusively here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Elan

NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.
The yet-untitled new studio album will be the first one to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen.

Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.

Check out all previous “making of album 2015” trailers:

Trailer #1 - The Cabin: http://youtu.be/BB1IrA8FwrY
Trailer #2 - By The Lake: http://youtu.be/lIhsFClj0U4
Trailer #3 - Inside His Head: http://youtu.be/GQ9PFUZ9uGs
Trailer #4 - Summer camp: http://youtu.be/tJF4Twus_08
Trailer #5 - More campers: http://youtu.be/On9V0QBoFW4
Trailer #6 - New Hometown: http://youtu.be/XxcuVtdR6po
Trailer #7 - Almost There: http://youtu.be/xPoVHMT2Gcc
Trailer #8 - London: http://youtu.be/r0ivbQz3IGI

You can order the most current NIGHTWISH release, »Showtime, Storytime«, at this destination: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime
or from the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com
or via iTunes (live album incl. digital booklet): http://georiot.co/2SNi

 
Tue
16
Dec

LEVEL 10 'Blasphemy' (Official Lyric Video)

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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LEVEL 10
'BLASPHEMY'
(Official - Lyric Video)

 

 
Taken from the album 'First Chapter' - Out on January 23 in Europe and January 27 in North America
The song is available from today as Instant Gratification Track for all those who will be preordering the album on iTunes: http://geni.us/Level10iTunes

 
Mon
15
Dec

CRAZY LIXX - Call to Action (Official Music Video)

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Monday, December 15, 2014
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Crazy Lixx - Call to Action (Official Music Video / New Studio Album / 2014) 
 
Taken from the album "Crazy Lixx" - Order NOW on Amazon here: http://geni.us/CrazyLixxAMZ

Directed by Tobias Ohlsson at Night Owl Vision

 

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Mon
15
Dec

French Rockers BLACKRAIN Head To Pledge Music

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Monday, December 15, 2014
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French rockers BLACKRAIN have just launched a Pledge campaign to support the recording of their 4th album.

All the details are available here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/blackrain

As their previous effort It Begins released in 2013 on Sony / Columbia - this new album will be produced by Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper), at Spitfire Studios in Los Angeles.

BLACKRAIN is the first French hard rock act to launch such crowd funding campaign via Pledge. The band is currently looking for a new management as well as a new label. 

In France BLACKRAIN has toured as headliner as well as opener for Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Papa Roach, Motorhead, Airbourne, Europ, and Gotthard. On February 7th, they will play at Chateau Rouge, in Annemasse, together with The Treatment. More shows will be announced soon.

www.blackrain.fr
www.pledgemusic.com

 
Mon
15
Dec

OSTROGOTH Guitarist Whiteshark Presents His Successor

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Friday, January 23, 2015
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OSTROGOTH Guitarist Whiteshark Presents His Successor
 
Pragmatic and realistic as he is, WhiteShark had immediately a scenario for the future from the day he was diagnosed with cancer. Ostrogoth never had to organize auditions to start looking for another guitarist. From day one WhiteShark told the rest of the band "I want that guy to be my successor... when the time comes."
And time has come. “That guy” is GEERT ANNYS.
In the ‘80s Geert was part of Belgian bands Stainless Steel, Thunderfire and Universe and spent some time in Neo-Prophet several years ago, but he is best known for his work on the debut album by melodic hard rock band Mystery.
 
Ostrogoth have a new CD coming out on January 23rd, 2015, though Belgian cult label Empire Records. ‘Last Tribe Standing’ is their first official release since 1987.
 
Picture by Tim Tronckoe, 2014
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Sat
13
Dec

ALPHA TIGER Release Trailer For Album iDENTITY

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
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German Heavy Metal act ALPHA TIGER release a trailer for their upcomng new studio album iDENTITY.

You can see the trailer here:

http://youtu.be/PDcbZ_W2Ljk

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

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

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

ALPHA TIGER live 2015

23.01. D-Berlin - Cassiopeia
24.01. D-Leipzig - Hellraiser
06.02. D-Lindau - Club Vaudeville
07.02. D-Cham - LA
13.02. D-Essen - Turock
14.02. B-Kortrijk - Metal `til Midnight Festival
04.-06.06. D-Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

 
Fri
12
Dec

SLEEPING ROMANCE: "Fire & Ice" Single Released

Friday, December 12, 2014
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SLEEPING ROMANCE: "FIRE & ICE" SINGLE RELEASED

The symphonic metal band SLEEPING ROMANCE just released a brand new digital single entitled "Fire & Ice". The digital single also includes two additional tracks: a "cinematic version" of "Fire & Ice" as well as a re-recorded version of the track "December Flower" from their debut album "Enlighten". The digital single is available at iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp.

"Fire & Ice" track listing
01. Fire & Ice
02. December Flower [Chamber music version]
03. Fire & Ice [Cinematic version]

Bandcamp link: https://ulteriumrecords.bandcamp.com

Sleeping Romance online: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sleepingromanceofficial

www.ulterium-records.com 

 
Fri
12
Dec

REVOLUTION SAINTS - Track By Track Album Preview

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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***UPDATED: FULL ALBUM NOW PREVIEWED AND SAMPLED***
 
 
 
 
Revolution Saints is the newest power trio to arrive on the scene and features guitar skills by Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), bass and co-lead vocals by Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) and drums and lead vocals by Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English). The album is available for pre-order at Amazon in standard CD at http://geni.us/RevSaintsAMZReg and deluxe edition with bonus DVD at http://geni.us/RevSaintsAMZDlx. Fans who order the album digitally via iTunes athttp://geni.us/RevSaintsiTunes will receive an automatic download of 'Turn Back Time.' 'It's a fun record. It's not safe. It is a musician's record,' states Castronovo.
 
Revolution Saints have released an EPK discussing the new project that can be seen here:http://youtu.be/xOKjuLhUkKs.
 

Here at MelodicRock.com I'm going to go through the album Track By Track with our own exclusive teaser Soundbytes!

Back On My Trail – A dramatic album opener that rocks as intended. Upbeat and driven by a thumping beat and some hard edged, but melodic guitar riffs.
Deen bursts through the speakers with power and authority in his own natural tone, which is a combination of the sweet tone of Steve Perry and the power of Jeff Scott Soto.
He lets rip a few notes that simply stun. And his drumming is quickly simply insane. There are drum fills and progressive twists throughout the song.
A terrific guitar solo with numerous flourishes throughout shows what a master Doug Aldrich is, while Jack Blades’ bass truly thumps away.
The song itself is a powerhouse melodic hard rocker that sounds like Journey meets Night Ranger, but with the sonic edge that Doug brought to Whitesnake. Harmonies abound and the chorus is simple, but memorable and gets better with every listen.
The classy song is written, like much of the album, by Alessandro Del Vecchio who also produces and contributes keyboards and piano. This is easily Ale’s most accomplished work to date.
 
Check it out: Back On My Trail
 
Turn Back Time is co-written by Alessandro and Jack Blades and is an easy choice for the first single. The feel good anthemic and uptempo melodic rocker sees Deen and Jack share lead vocals, with Deen doing his finest Journey style melodies and everyone joining in to take the chorus over the top.
Some more tasty guitar soloing and an infectious foot thumping beat makes the song a clear winner.
Deen again is a monster on drums. How does he do it? Hear the song in full with the newly launched video:
 

 
You're Not AloneAlessandro Del Vecchio’s piano opens the first ballad of the album. It’s only a matter of seconds before the power of this song is on display.
Arnel Pineda and Deen share lead vocals in a very recent era Journey-esque track that features layers of keyboards and rich musical depth.
It’s a big power ballad that reminds me heavily of the more dramatic songs off the LRS album (also written by Alessandro)
It’s a big and powerful ballad where vocals are the emphasis and there’s plenty of them!
 
 
Locked Out Of Paradise is a monster melodic hard rock tune. It’s one of the heavier album tracks and is maybe the most powerful song I have heard Deen Castronovo appear on since Hardline. The drumming is stunning, while the vocals are pure Perry-goes-metal.
The chorus gets better and better and the song structure is such that it takes the classic melodic hard rock format, but modernizes it. Doug’s guitar playing is sublime from start to finish.
Another Alessandro Del Vecchio song.
 
Check it out: Locked Out Of Paradise
 
Way To The Sun - An acoustic guitar and a soulful vocal greet the start of the next track. Another ballad? Not sure I’m ready for that, but that vocal! Then 1 minute in, the song bursts to life, with the full power of the band in action. The chorus is beautiful – harmony vocals, a powerful drum rip, an authoritative guitar riff.
Neal Schon guests on the track with a typically soulful flurry of guitar chords that is pure Journey.
Interestingly, Deen asked Alessandro to sing the chorus with him so Ale could be on the same track as Neal. That’s coolness for you. 
The track continues building throughout, so by this time it’s in full epic mode, with vocals, guitars and harmonies. Beautiful track.
 
 
Dream On is a song written by Erik Martensson, Johan and Kris Becker, Alessandro and Jack Blades. The combined collaboration works, as this is a brilliant pure melodic rock stadium anthem, with Deen sounding like a raspier Escape/Frontiers era Steve Perry.
The chorus is pure ear candy and the energy infectious.
Erik Martensson’s writing influence here is undeniable. Melodic bliss.
 
Check it out - Dream On
 
Don’t Walk Away is another ballad and to be honest, at first I thought it was too early for another ballad, but once again, that fear is dismissed with the first note Deen sings. Wow, this guy has soul and passion that’s been kept hidden for too long.
The song starts as a soft piano ballad, with Deen and Alessandro featured together until the chorus sees a full band accompaniment. And what a chorus. A hit single in any other era.
A monster Alessandro song that is pure Journey. The end of the song is simply epic and some of the notes Deen hits are insane. This song features some big big vocals and a great guitar solo too.
 
Check it out - Don't Walk Away
 
Here Forever is another ballad, but like each slower track before it, it is different once again and stands on its own. I love this track. Soulful, powerful and emotional. It’s more rock then ballad and Deen’s voice is outstanding once again. Definitely reminds me of Journey.
 
Check it out - Here Forever
 
Strangers To This Life – it’s time to fire proceedings back up again. Deen goes full Perry for this moody rocker that might have sounded pretty comfortable on Journey’s Trial By Fire.
 
Check it out - Strangers To This Life
 
Better World is another upbeat melodic rocker that has a strong European feel and a good mix of Journey too. The verse and bridge-to-chorus is pure Journey, while the chorus is more Euro-melodic rock, with keyboards a plenty. Of course there is a tasty Aldrich solo and some rolling bass thumping from Jack. Alessandro takes a writing credit with Magnus Karlsson on this one.
 
Check it out - Better World
 
How To Mend A Broken Heart is a ripping version of the brilliance Eclipse track. This has all the energy of the original and Deen sounds brilliant singing it. That rasp in his voice is a joy! For those that don’t know Eclipse, let this be an introduction to the fabulous Swedish band.
 

A sparse piano ballad to close the album. While another ballad might not be on the menu for some, In The Name Of The Father is a stunner almost worth the price of the album alone. Deen’s vocals send a shiver down the spine as just his voice and a piano deliver the first half of the song. There’s orchestral backing and then the full band chimes in. Truly a magnificent, epic ballad and the song itself (from Alessandro on his own) is brilliant. Steve Perry would be proud…
 
 
Fri
12
Dec

FURYON Signs With Dream Records

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Monday, January 26, 2015
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FURYON Signs With Dream Records
 
UK rockers FURYON to release their 2nd album, “Lost Salvation” via Dream Records/Cargo Records. The UK/EURO release will drop on January 26th 2015 and feature 10 killer new songs. The album will be available in stores and at all popular digital outlets. US/Canada release date to follow.
 
On Christmas Eve, on CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE‘s website FURYON‘s first new video ‘THESE FOUR WALLS‘ will be Premiered.
 
FOLLOWING THIS ON THE FORTHCOMING MAGAZINE ISSUE #206 An EXCLUSIVE FURYON COVERMOUNT IS PRESENTED! ‘LOST SALVATION‘ EP featuring 4 new tracks from the band. Exclusive review on the Album and interview bringing FURYON news bang up to date!
 
Lost Salvation EP‘ tracks:
1. These Four Walls
2. Lost Salvation
3. Scapegoat
4. Dematerialised
 
The song ‘These Four Walls‘ will be also featured on the ‘Ones to WatchCD, which will go out on all copies of the Classic Rock Magazine UK.
Lost Salvation” was recorded in Atlanta, US and Brighton, UK and mixed and produced by Rick Beato (Shinedown, Fozzy) & KenGLLanyon.
 
FuryonUKDream FURYON Signs With Dream Records
 
FURYON are:
Matt Mitchell – Vocals
Alex “Nickel” Bowen – Bass
Lee Farmery – Drums
Luca Faraone – Guitars
Tiago Rosado – Guitars
 

 

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Fri
12
Dec

ECLIPSE Unleash 'Armageddonize' February 20 via Frontiers

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Friday, February 20, 2015
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ECLIPSE anticipated new album “Armageddonize” out on Frontiers Music Srl in February
 
 
                Stockholm-based Hard Rockers ECLIPSE will release their fifth album “Armageddonize” on February 20th in Europe and February 24th in North America via Frontiers Music Srl. Recorded and produced by the band’s main songwriter and singer Erik Mårtensson and lead guitarist Magnus Henriksson, this new release sees the quartet ready to unleash 11 monster slices of melodic, yet hard-hitting, Rock on their ever growing fan base!
 
In the second half of 2014, ECLIPSE teamed up again to write their new studio album. The bar was set high and the initial goal was to top their latest album and the result was achieved brilliantly with the aptly titled “Armageddonize,” an album where the band rocks from start to finish like there is no tomorrow!
 
Says guitarist Magnus Henriksson: "No ECLIPSE fan will be disappointed. I guarantee that! Eclipse fans are very open minded and have always embraced the fact that this band is constantly evolving for the better. We have some surprises on ´Armageddonize´ that the fans might not expect. We became better songwriters on each album we did and Erik on this one sings better than ever. It´s incredible how he keeps getting better. I thought we had heard the best from him, but no. You´ll be surprised to hear how damn good he sings!"
 
With “Armageddonize,” ECLIPSE are showing that they are not anymore the brightest hope for Melodic Hard Rock music, but a truly solid and hard as a rock reality. They are still young, ambitious and full of energy. ECLIPSE music is not a revival, and it’s not nostalgic. Still… it’s by far the best you can have today if you love rock music with energy, great songs, and want to hear a band that has the ambition to be on top of the world!
 
With the release of their fourth album "Bleed And Scream", ECLIPSE gained a solid reputation and a steady following with this album that took their melodic Hard Rock roots in a more contemporary direction. Producer and main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson strongly improved their skills by writing and producing a vast amount of bands and projects, from the successful W.E.T. albums (together with singer Jeff Scott Soto and Robert Säll from Work of Art) to Toby Hitchcock, Giant, Jimi Jamison, Dalton, Adrenaline Rush just to name a few. This has gained Mårtensson a reputation as one of the top producers/songwriters in this genre today.
 
Concludes Magnus: "We started as a band with all kinds of influences, but I think on our third release ´Are you ready to rock´, we started to work more on the songwriting and the ´ECLIPSE´ sound finally took its shape. I think you can hear that most distinctly in the song ´How to mend a broken heart´. That style of songwriting is very Eclipse and it rubbed off a lot on the W.E.T. sound as well, particularly on songs like: ´One love´ and ´Walk away´. On ´Armageddonize´ our style is chiseled out and it sounds more Eclipse than ever. We´ve got our own unique sound now. No other band sounds like Eclipse today and we wanna see where we can take this band. I know we´ve got so much more in us. The sonic blast is here to stay!!"
 
Enjoy an EPK trailer of the album following this link: 
 
 

 
"Armageddonize" track listing includes:
 
1. I Don't Wanna Say I'm Sorry
2. Stand On Your Feet
3. The Storm
4. Blood Enemies
5. Wide Open
6. Live Like I'm Dying
7. Breakdown
8. Love Bites
9. Caught Up In The Rush
10. One Life - My Life
11. All Died Young
 
ECLIPSE will support the release of the new album with an extensive European tour, which will kick off with a show at the Debaser in their hometown, Stockholm on March 4th. More shows are planned in Sweden, UK, Spain and Italy, where the band will appear at the Frontiers Rock Festival on April 11th. All confirmed dates are available at www.facebook.com/EclipseSweden/app_123966167614127
 
Don’t miss the ECLIPSE show and get ready to be "Armaggeddonized"!
 
ECLIPSE
 
Erik Mårtensson - vocals, guitar
Magnus Henriksson - lead & rhythm guitar
Robban Bäck - drums
Magnus Ulfstedt – bass
 
 
 
Thu
11
Dec

PAT TRAVERS BAND Returns with Live Recording of 2012 NYC Show

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Friday, January 23, 2015
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PAT TRAVERS BAND Returns in January with a Killer Live Recording of the Iridium, NYC show of 2012 on Frontiers Music Srl
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of PAT TRAVERS BAND’s newest live album entitled “Live at the Iridium NYC” on January 23rdin Europe and January 27th 2015 in North America.
 
Toronto-born Pat Travers, is truly a swaggering hard-rock axeman - he picked up his first guitar after a Jimi Hendrix performance in Ottawa. His debut album was released in 1976, and while his most successful releases like "Makin’ Magic" and "Crash And Burn" are now more than 30 years old, he never consigned himself to the nostalgia circuit.
 
In 2012 Pat Travers Band made a comeback with a new lineup - which saw the return of drummer Sandy Gennaro behind the skins - and a new record “Can Do”, released the following year. A great release which saw Travers and his band playing better than ever! In the tour that lead up to the release of that album, he picked the right venue for this celebration of a new live CD, "Live at the Iridium NYC".
 
Pat says: “The two shows that we played at the Iridium Club in February 2012 marked the first time I ever really felt totally comfortable and “at home” in “The Big Apple”. The people at the Iridium just made us feel like we were honorary New Yorkers. It was awesome.  Having done an extensive European tour at the end of 2011, a Caribbean Cruise Ship gig and a bunch of concerts at the beginning of the year the band was on fire. So being able to record a set at the Iridium in New York City was the perfect venue and time to capture the PTB at their smoking best. We were fortunate to have Jon Paris join us on “Blues Harp” for two classic tunes and he just tore it up and showed us all how the Blues is really done”.
 
Presenting all the highlights of his career and combining the individual talents with the chemistry of being on the stage, you can feel an energy that is tangible on this recording, an enjoyment that is infectious, and, quite frankly, you owe it to yourself to catch this band whenever and wherever you can.
 
Enjoy an EPK trailer of the album following this link: http://youtu.be/nW4w-wd56YA
 
                “Live at the Iridium NY” tracklisting includes: Rock And Roll Susie; Gettin’ Betta; Crash And Burn; Heat In The Street; Josephine; I’ve Got News For You; Ask Me Baby; I La, La, La Love You; Lone Wolf (Kirk solo) / Red House; If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day; Spoonful; Black Betty.
 
PAT TRAVERS BAND:
Pat Travers: Guitar, Vocals
Kirk McKim: Guitar, Vocals
Rodney O’Quinn: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Sandy Gennaro: Drums
Jon Paris guest on “Blues Harp” on “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day” and “Spoonful”.
 
 
Thu
11
Dec

Remastered/Expanded Version Of JUDAS PRIEST'S Classic 'Defenders Of The Faith' Album Announced

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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REMASTERED/EXPANDED VERSION OF JUDAS PRIEST'S CLASSIC 'DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH' ALBUM ANNOUNCED

New York, NY - December 10, 2014 - Coming off an era which saww several Judas Priest albums that have gone down as some of the greatest in the entire history of heavy metal (namely, 1980's 'British Steel' and 1982's 'Screaming for Vengeance'), the band from Birmingham knew that their next release had to 'deliver the goods,' to cement their standing as the leaders of metal. And deliver they did, with their platinum-certified 1984 release, 'Defenders of the Faith,' which spawned such headbanging classics as 'Freewheel Burning,' 'Jawbreaker,' 'The Sentinel,' 'Some Heads Are Gonna Roll,' and 'Love Bites.' 

And on March 10, 2015, a newly expanded three-CD version of the album will be unleashed via Columbia/Legacy, which includes the original ten-track album remastered by producer Tom Allom, and a complete live recording from the 'Defenders' tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California, on May 5, 1984. 

The 21-track concert (split up over two discs) perfectly balances the then-new material from the group's ninth studio offering overall, including such classics as 'Metal Gods,' 'Breaking the Law,' 'Sinner,' 'Electric Eye,' 'The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown),' 'Victim of Changes,' and 'You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,' among many others.

As the band states in the liner notes to the reissue, "It's 30 years since we released 'Defenders of the Faith' - we're very proud to say it has become a classic that's beloved by Priest fans throughout the world"

Judas Priest continues to 'defend the faith' to this day, as the group recently issued their seventeenth studio album, 'Redeemer of Souls,' which sees the band's popularity amongst metalheads remain as strong as ever, as it debuted higher than any other previous Priest release (at #6 on the Billboard 200). And on the group's current tour, quite a few classics from 'Defenders' are being performed for the first time in years.

And soon, fans will get a chance to re-experience vintage Judas Priest, with the 'Defenders of the Faith' reissue.

CD1 'Defenders of the Faith' Re-Mastered 

1.   Freewheel Burning
2.   Jawbreaker
3.   Rock Hard Ride Free
4.   The Sentinel
5.   Love Bites
6.   Eat Me Alive
7.   Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
8.   Night Comes Down
9.   Heavy Duty
10. Defenders of the Faith

CD2 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984 

1.   Love Bites
2.   Jawbreaker
3.   Grinder
4.   Metal Gods
5.   Breaking the Law
6.   Sinner
7.   Desert Plains
8.   Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
9.   The Sentinel 
10. Rock Hard Ride Free

CD3 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984 

1.   Night Comes Down
2.  The Hellion
3.   Electric Eye
4.   Heavy Duty
5.   Defenders of the Faith
6.   Freewheel Burning 
7.   Victim of Changes
8.   The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)
9.   Living After Midnight
10. Hell Bent For Leather
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

 

 
Wed
10
Dec

TONY HARNELL Says No New TNT Music In 2015

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Reunited TNT vocalist Tony Harnell has just posted an update to his Facebook stating that there will be NO new TNT music in 2015!!!
 
He states: "No news or updates yet, except to let you all know there won't be any newTNT music released in 2015. I'll hopefully have other news to report soon..."
 
That's going to be a huge disappointment to fans who were expecting the team to get stuck into new music aftyer Tony returned to the band earlier this year.
 

 

 
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Dec

MOXY Signs With Escape Music For 40th Anniversary Release

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Monday, March 2, 2015
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MOXY Signs With Escape Music
 
 
Canadian classic hard rockers MOXY signs with Escape Music to release the 40th Anniversary CD+DVD in Europe/UK. A release is scheduled for March 2015.

The MOXY 40th Anniversary package will include: Live DVD/CD from the Sound Academy in Toronto as well as a Re-Record of the best of from the first 3 albums: MOXY I, MOXY II and Riding High.
 
This is what founding member Earl Johnson had to say: It has been a long career for MOXY and what better way to celebrate the music for our 40th anniversary then with this unique package which will be made available through Escape Music in 2015. It gives me great pleasure to see these classic songs come to life with some fresh blood and a brand new recording. We didn’t just re-master the songs like a lot of people are doing today but instead we stripped them down, built them back up and re-recorded them to be more contemporary sonically with the recordings of today.’
 
 
MoxyBand MOXY Signs With Escape Music
 
 
 
MOXY current line-up:
Earl Johnson (Lead Guitar)
Nick Walsh (Lead Vocals) – Slik Toxik, Famous Underground
Alexis Von Kraven (Drums) – Metal Machine, Exorcism
Rob Robbins (Guitar, Background Vocals) – Steel Lily
Oscar Anasetti (Bass, Background Vocals) – Rabid Hole
 
 
 
 
The promo clip for ‘MOXY 1974-2014: 40 years and still RIDING HIGH‘ can be viewed below:
 

 
When MOXY first exploded onto the scene in 1974 with their hit song ‘Can’t You See I’m a Star’ They were destined to become part of the alumni of heavy hitting Canadians making a mark in the U.S.A. MOXY renegotiated a new contract with Polydor of Canada for distribution in affiliation with Mercury Records who reissued the self-titled debut album in North America and worldwide in 1976.
 
Just a year after the first album for Canadian fans, it was just three short months later that the reissued copy of the first MOXY album was released in the U.S., MOXY II received international press coverage for the band. Most reviews predicted success for the band and comparisons were made to AerosmithRush and Deep Purple.MOXY II was also highly acclaimed on its release by Geoff Barton of the UK music publication Sounds Magazine, who made the album available to its readers for the special price of only £1.50. Geoff Barton would later refer to MOXY as the Canadian Led Zeppelin.
 
MOXY saw success touring the U.S. with the likes of such artists as BostonStyxAC/DCBlack Sabbath and Rainbow just to name a few.
 
MoxyLogo MOXY Signs With Escape Music

 

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Wed
10
Dec

EXCLUSIVE - First Info on MR. BIG Anniversary Box Set

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Mr. Big will celebrate 25 years as a band with a huge Japanese only exclusive box set to be released on ***NEW DATE*** JANUARY 28.
 
Details of this 18CD + 2 DVD set have been sketchy so far, but I have uncovered a little exclusive information!
 
First of all – the label blurb reads:
 
“Special box set release from MR. BIG commemorating the 25th anniversary of the band's career. Consists of 18 CDs and 2 DVDs, including unreleased studio takes, rare tracks, live tracks, and plenty more (subject to change).
Japanese original release. Features hardcover packaging (30cm x 25cm) with a slip case.
Contains lots of reproductions of their tour collectibles such as laminated pass, flyer, and ad materials for press. Comes with lyrics and a Japanese description.
*The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.”
 
One other description: “precious sound, live recordings, rare footage, archive the Goods…”
 
Ok, now to add to that – I have confirmed that the box is still being compiled but will feature only material from the band’s reunion in 2009 onwards!
It will feature (amongst other things), quote: “Live stuff from two tours, rarities, demo's etc…”
 
Quite frankly, this could be the best box set ever released (and the biggest!).
The set is VERY limited in numbers and is priced at approx US$260. I need one!
 
You can pre-order with confidence from CD Japan, who I use all the time via this link:
 
 
Meanwhile, Eric Martin’s ‘Sucker For A Pretty Face’ and ‘Somewhere In The Middle’ are all being reissued on HQCDs November 19.
 
Wed
10
Dec

AOR Issue 13 On Sale Date: Dec11 – AEROSMITH In The 1980s

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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AOR ISSUE 13 UK ON SALE DATE: DECEMBER 11
 
COVER STORY – AEROSMITH IN THE 1980s
 
As the 80s began, Aerosmith were in the grip of debilitating substance issues, estranged from their genius guitarist, Joe Perry, and at their lowest ebb. Only a fool would’ve bet on them to return, bigger than ever. But that’s what happened…
 
15-TRACK CD – COLD AS ICE
 
The coolest new melodic tracks around with Vega, Nightingale, Nubian Rose, Shaft Of Steel, Donnie Vie, Gaeleri, Martina Edoff, Stolen Rhodes, White Widdow, Grand Slam, Dalton, Neonfly, Xtasy, Little Fish and Dennis DeYoung.
 
PLUS!
 
Bryan Adams – The groover from Vancouver revisits the making of his breakthrough album, Reckless, and discusses his parallel career as a photographer.
 
Emitt Rhodes – His gift for classic songwriting and deft, bluesy rock should’ve made Emitt a star, but the business laid him low. Now, 40 years on from his last album, Rhodes rides again.
 
Twenty More Surprising AOR Albums – The AOR triumphs of Celine Dion, Cliff Richard, David Cassidy and Toni Basil – prepare to have your assumptions challenged!
 
Survivor – An exclusive extract from Jim Peterik’s new autobiography Through The Eye Of The Tiger tells how the group hooked up with late, great frontman Jimi Jamison.
 
TNT – As original vocalist Tony Harnell returns to the microphone, the group open up on their reunion and the truth behind former singer Tony Mills’ exit from the group.
 
Beau Hill – When his band Airborne crashed, Beau Hill went on to become one of AOR’s greatest production heroes, masterminding albums by Ratt, Warrant, Winger, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister and more.
 
Dennis DeYoung – The former Styx-man tells the tales behind the group’s greatest anthems.
 
Jean Beauvoir – The wild life and outrageous fortunes of the Mohawk-sporting rock hero from Voodoo X, Crown Of Thorns and The Plasmatics.
 
Best ShotMick Jones gazes into AOR’s lens and discusses Foreigner’s future as he approaches his 70th birthday.
 
News – Our keenest newshounds hunt down the truth about Cher’s health scare and Richie Sambora’s exit from Bon Jovi. Plus: all the new and nearly-new bands you need to know.
 
AOR ObsessionsKen McIntyre soundtracks his life with the balladry of Frank Stallone.
 
Q&AORTeri Tims on growing up country, her long-awaited AOR debut, and how she met husband Paul Sabu.
 
Retro PerspectiveAngel confound their fans with their 1977 album On Earth As It Is In Heaven.
 
Hi InfidelitiesJoe Lynn Turner tunes in to tell us the truth, and only the truth.
 
Reviews – Album, reissue and live reviews with Rated X, Shades & Peters, Foreigner, Heart, Vega, Danger Danger, Nubian Rose, Asia, Mr Big, Kix, White Widdow. Plus: special six-page review of Firefest – The Final Fling.
 
There’s more – Bonus features on Houston, Angels Or Kings and Ten!
 
ALL THIS AND MORE IN AOR No.13.
 
THE NEW ISSUE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM DECEMBER 11 AT:
 
 
JUST TYPE ‘AOR’ INTO THE MAGAZINE SEARCH BOX.
 
Wed
10
Dec

REVOLUTION SAINTS Debut First Video 'Turn Back Time'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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REVOLUTION SAINTS RELEASE VIDEO FOR
'TURN BACK TIME' FROM THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT SLATED FOR RELEASE IN FEBRUARY
 
Video From The Band Featuring Doug Aldrich (ex-Whitesnake), Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and Deen Castronovo (Journey) Can Be Seen At http://youtu.be/KeZKAVUyKQc
 
Three icons of rock music are combining their talents for the creation of one of the most anticipated new projects of 2015. Revolution Saints is the newest power trio to arrive on the scene and features guitar skills by Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), bass and co-lead vocals by Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) and drums and lead vocals by Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English). The band has just released the video for the song 'Turn Back Time' from their self-titled debut that is being released in Europe on February 20th and North America on February 24th via Frontiers Music SRL. The video was directed by Devin DeHaven known for his work with Rick Ross, Whitesnake, Kiss and R. Kelly.
 
The video can be seen here:
 

 
From the opening notes of 'Back On My Trail' to the piano outro on the album-closer 'In The Name Of The Father (Fernando's Song),' it is clear Revolution Saints is a musical force to be reckoned with. Songs 'Locked Out Of Paradise,' 'Dream On' and 'Here Forever' showcase the diversity that permeates throughout the entire album. Deen's band mates from Journey also make an appearance on the album with guitarist Neal Schon showing up on 'Way To The Sun' and vocalist Arnel Pineda singing on 'You're Not Alone.' The album's 80's vibe is reminiscent of some of the biggest hard rock tracks of the day, but with a modern feel, backed by top-level musicianship.
 
The album is available for pre-order at Amazon in standard CD at http://geni.us/RevSaintsAMZReg and deluxe edition with bonus DVD at http://geni.us/RevSaintsAMZDlx. Fans who order the album digitally via iTunes at http://geni.us/RevSaintsiTunes will receive an automatic download of 'Turn Back Time.'
 
'It's a fun record. It's not safe. It is a musician's record,' states Castronovo.
 
Revolution Saints have released an EPK discussing the new project that can be seen here: http://youtu.be/xOKjuLhUkKs.
 
Alessandro Del Vecchio produced the album.
 
The track listing for Revolution Saints is:                                                   
1.       Back On My Trail
2.       Turn Back Time
3.       You're Not Alone (Feat. Arnel Pineda)
4.       Locked Out Of Paradise
5.       Way To The Sun (Feat. Neal Schon)
6.       Dream On
7.       Don't Walk Away
8.       Here Forever
9.       Strangers To This Life
10.    Better World
11.    How To Mend A Broken Heart
12.    In The Name Of The Father (Fernando's Song)
 
https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionSaints
http://www.frontiers.it

 

  
 
Tue
09
Dec

OSTROGOTH To Release ‘Last Tribe Standing’ First Release Since 1987

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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OSTROGOTH TO RELEASE ‘LAST TRIBE STANDING’ – FIRST RELEASE SINCE 1987
GUITARIST RUDY ‘WHITESHARK’ VERCRUYSSE FIGHTING CANCER
 
Belgium’s old school metal band Ostrogoth will release ‘Last Tribe Standing’, on January 23rd 2015, both on CD and vinyl, through Belgian cult label Empire Records.
The artwork for ‘Last Tribe Standing’ was created by the talented Velio Josto.
 
‘Last Tribe Standing’ is the first official Ostrogoth release since 1987 and features the current line-up that has been active since their return at Germany’s Keep It True Festival, back in 2012.
 
At first the idea was to release a 4-track EP with new material, just like we did back in 1983 with our ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ debut. Not a full album, just an EP with four killer songs. But a few days before we entered the studio to record the new tracks, we were listening to the tapes of some summer festival shows we had recorded earlier this year, solely for our own archives. The recordings were raw and 100% live, but the tapes sounded so good, it would’ve been a shame not to use them.
So grew the idea to release two EP’s, back to back. With the four new songs on the A-side of the vinyl version and on the B-side the four songs from the ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ EP, in a 2014 live version, the way the current line-up plays these songs today. Old and new gathered in one.
 
‘Last Tribe Standing’ was produced by guitarist Dario Frodo and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Amaranthe, Evergrey, Pretty Maids)
 
As a tribute to the early days we also decided to reuse the original logo that was only featured on the 1983 debut.
 
Tracklisting
1. No Risk Taken (5.49)
2. Clouds (4.00)
3. Retun To The Heroes Museum (4.43)
4. Last Tribe Standing (6.25)
5. Heroes Museum (Live) (4.17)
6. Full Moon’s Eyes (Live) (4.41)
7. Paris By Night (Live) (6.12)
8. Rock Fever (Live) (4.30)
 
(Total playing time: 40.40)
 
Line-up
Mario ‘Grizzly’ Pauwels – Drums
Rudy ‘Whiteshark’ Vercruysse – Guitars
Dario Frodo – Guitars and backing vocals
Josey Hindrix – Lead vocals & backing vocals
Stripe – Bass & backing vocals
 
Next to the enthusiasm about the new CD there is unfortunately also bad news to report. Earlier this year Ostrogoth guitarist Rudy 'WhiteShark' Vercruysse was diagnosed with liver cancer. Although the situation was very serious, there was initially an estimated life expectancy of two years. WhiteShark started chemotherapy a few months ago and was able to play the summer festival shows in between the many hospital visits. WhiteShark was also present for the recordings of 'Last Tribe Standing' and everyone was looking forward to a very busy schedule for 2015. But in recent weeks the situation escalated fast, and the cancer was getting more grip on WhiteShark’s body. Last week, the doctors had to bring down drastically the earlier life expectancy of two years to "a few weeks".
On December 6th, Sharky gave everything he had to put on a great show, when Ostrogoth played a sold out Belgian headline club show, but it looks like this will have been WhiteShark’s last ever show with Ostrogoth.
All scheduled shows for 2015 will go ahead as planned. WhiteShark has recently chosen his successor himself. More details on that later.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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09
Dec

BLACK STAR RIDERS New Album Out Feb 23; Artwork Revealed

Monday, February 23, 2015
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BLACK STAR RIDERS NEW ALBUM ARTWORK REVEALED
 
Black Star Riders Reveal Album Artwork And Tracklistings

For “The Killer Instinct” 23rd February 2015



UK & Eire Tour – March 2015

Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour with Europe.

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. “The Killer Instinct” will be released in different formats: CD, Limited 2 CDs Digibook, Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl and Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (available for mail orders only) and the band are pleased to release the album artwork.

Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick talks about the new artwork ‘It’s a bit of a continuation from ‘All Hell Breaks Loose,’ people will see link, it’s very Rock N Roll. It’s going to look cool.’

The band also announce the full tracklistings for the various album formats below

CD
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar

LIMITED 2CD DIGIBOOK
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar


Bonus CD:
1. Gabrielle
2. The Reckoning Day
3.The Killer Instinct (Acoustic)
4.Blindsided (Acoustic)
5.Charlie I Gotta Go (Acoustic)
6.Finest Hour (Acoustic)

LIMITED GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

LIMITED GATEFOLD CLEAR VINYL (Mail Order Only
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

Black Star Riders head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with Europe throughout March 2015. 

March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Tickets are available from all usual outlets
The Amorettes are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc

 
Tue
09
Dec

WOLFPAKK Allstar-Project Releases Third Album in February

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Friday, February 27, 2015
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WOLFPAKK: the melodic metal allstar-project releases its third album in February!

The two alpha wolves Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss continue their journey on February 27th when WOLFPAKK's third album "Rise Of The Animal" will be released. For the follower to Wolfpakk (2011) and Cry Wolf (2013) again many high-class musicians contributed to make this a very special album once again.

Guest vocalists and musicians are a.o.:

Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween)
Marc Storace (Krokus)
Don Dokken (Dokken)
Andi Deris (Helloween)
Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)
John Norum (Europe)
Axel Rudi Pell
Al Barrow (Magnum)
Bob Daisley (ex-Black Sabbath)
Chris Slade (ex-AC/DC)
Simon Philips (ex-Toto).

Tracklisting:

01. Riders Of The Storm
02. Sock It To Me
03. Monkey On Your Back
04. Highlands
05. Black Wolf
06. Somewhere Beyond
07. Running Out Of Time
08. Grizzly Man
09. High Roller
10. Rise Of The Animal
11. Universe

 
Tue
09
Dec

Iconic Artist IOANNIS To Release 5 New LED ZEPPELIN Prints

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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ICONIC ARTIST IOANNIS TO RELEASE 5 NEW LED ZEPPELIN PRINTS

New Prints Celebrate the Soft Cover Release of the Book HOW LED ZEPPELIN BECAME THE BIGGEST BAND IN THE WORLD
 
There are few album cover artists more important than the man known only as IOANNIS (STYX, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS).  Now, just in time for the holidays the talented artist is releasing five new LED ZEPPELIN prints. 
 
In 2011, IOANNIS created the cover art for the book HOW LED ZEPPELIN BECAME THE BIGGEST BAND IN THE WORLD by Denny Somach and Carol Miller.  To coincide with the book’s initial release IOANNIS created five limited edition fine prints, as well as a portfolio set of his work with LED ZEPPELIN.  All have nearly sold out with only a few copies remaining. 
 
IOANNIS also sold six of his 16 original LED ZEPPELIN paints featured in the book, including one of John Bonham, which was purchased by QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, a friend, a supporter and a rabid LED ZEPPELIN fan.   Now

, the talented artist is releasing five new limited edition LED ZEPPELIN prints to celebrate the soft-cover release of the book. 
 
“I am releasing a second portfolio of 5 new prints to support this, for the holidays, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to cancer research, a cause close to my heart,” IOANNIS commented. “We accept all forms of payments and even offer term payment options your support it greatly appreciated.”
 
For more information and to place your order visit
http://www.dangerousage.com/dagstore/
 
Tue
09
Dec

EXTREME's 'Pornograffitti' 2CD Deluxe Edition Out January

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Monday, January 19, 2015
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US rock band Extreme‘s 1990 album Pornograffitti  – or Extreme II:  Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale to give it its full title – will be reissued as a two-CD deluxe edition early next year.

The record is the band’s biggest selling long player thanks to the massive hit More Than Words which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number two in the UK. Another single Hole Hearted followed More Than Words into the top five and also fared well in the UK reaching number 12.

The two CD deluxe edition will feature a bonus disc of remixes, B-sides, edits and acapellas, including four versions of More Than Words.
Pornograffitti will be released on 19 January 2015.
 

Disc 1
  • 1. Decadance Dance
  • 2. Li’l Jack Horny
  • 3. When I’m President
  • 4. Get The Funk Out
  • 5. More Than Words
  • 6. Money (In God We Trust)
  • 7. It (‘S A Monster)
  • 8. Pornograffitti
  • 9. When I First Kissed You
  • 10. Suzi (Wants Her All Day What?)
  • 11. He-Man Woman Hater
  • 12. Song For Love
  • 13. Hole Hearted
Disc: 2
  • 1. More Than Words (Remix)
  • 2. Nice Place To Visit (B-side)
  • 3. More Than Words (Radio Edit)
  • 4. Decadence Dance (Edit)
  • 5. Money (In God We Trust) (Edit)
  • 6. More Than Words (Acapella)
  • 7. Get The Funk Out (What The Funk? Mix)
  • 8. More Than Words (A Cappella With Congas)
  • 9. Get The Funk Out (12 “Remix)
  • 10. Sex N ‘Love (B-side)
 
Tue
09
Dec

FARMIKOS Set January 15, 2015 as Release Date For Debut Album

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
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FARMIKOS SET JANUARY 15, 2015 AS RELEASE DATE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
 
 
(Los Angeles) Farmikos, the Los Angeles based band consisting of former David Lee Roth and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Joe Holmes & Singer/Songwriter Robbie Locke are excited to announce that they will be releasing their self-titled debut album "Farmikos" on January 15, 2015.  "Farmikos" will be available in Digital Download and Compact Disc formats through iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby.
 
The self-titled debut album features ten original songs penned by Holmes & Locke with writing contributions on eight songs by Brent Hoffort.  The album features Robert Trujillo on bass and Brooks Wackerman on drums alongside guest appearances by Skindred's Benji Webbe & Candiria’s Ken Schalk
 
The album was co-produced by Joe Holmes and Rich Mouser.  Mouser handled the engineering, mixing and mastering of the album at The Mouse House Studios.  The album was recorded directly to two-inch tape.  Mouser  has lent his talents to albums by Weezer, Dream Theater, Transatlantic, and many others.  "In making the album we always tried to keep the sounds raw and organic, recording to analog tape and using natural room reverb for the drums. We rode the line between classic and modern"  - Rich Mouser
 
Radio personality and host of  VH-1 Classic’s “That Metal Show”, Eddie Trunk had this to say about Farmikos "I always get asked about new bands I like, The music Farmikos is making is amazing! Can't wait for a full CD." 
 
Farmikos are currently seeking bassist and drummer to round out the band.
 
TRACK LISTING:
01.  Scapegoat
02.  Am I One
03.  Kings Of Dust
04.  The Spoon And Sun
05.  Fragile
06.  The Sound Of My Gun
07.  Ascension
08.  I Was Them
09.  Exit Stencils
10.  Facing East
 
FARMIKOS:
Joe Holmes - Guitars
Robbie Locke - Vocals
 
Co-Produced by Joe Holmes and Rich Mouser
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House in Los Angeles, California
 
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Tue
09
Dec

Spinefarm Signs STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS New Album Out In 2015

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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SPINEFARM SIGNS STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS

NEW ALBUM OUT IN 2015

Five nutcases. A whole bunch of instruments. The Finnish countryside. All that adds up to Steve 'N' Seagulls. This ragtag crew has been active since 2011, but they hit like a hammer in the summer of 2014, thanks to the popularity of their YouTube videos, which found them offering up S'N'S'ed versions of metal classics like Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck."

The videos have earned praise and coverage from the elite of the metal world, with Guitar World, Revolver, Loudwire, Blabbermouth and Metal Sucks picking up on and writing about their efforts. 'Nuff said. 

Now you have the chance to see and hear Steve 'N' Seagulls for yourself, as the band has signed to Spinefarm. 

Banjo keeps a rollin' and accordion keeps on burnin'. Your quality of life will probably be greatly improved once you mindmeld with this musical experience. Hold on to your hats and skirts, kids!

Steve 'N' Seagulls are: Pukki Kaalinen on double bass and vocals; Wild Till Hiltunen on accordion, mandolin and Casio; Herman de German on banjo, guitar and vocals; Remmel on vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin; and Puikkonen on drums, percussions and vocals.

One thing Steve 'N' Seagulls want you to know? They are not a joke act or a novelty. 

"It took us about three years to get the sound we were aiming at," the band said of its origins and history. "We wanted to give a new life to songs we grew up with, not just do basic covers, and our agency provided the opportunity. Our agency needed a 'concept band' for theme events in restaurants. Now, we had been doing those kind of gigs before and knew the places to be probably half-empty. Still, it sounded like a fun project, so we took the job. After the first 20-gig tour, we wanted to keep on doing it and they kept on booking us gigs in nightclubs, pubs, cruise boats and such. After replacing our singer, we posted 'The Trooper' video on YouTube simply because we hadn't published anything with the new lineup. Then it just took off somehow. But we aren't complaining!"

Three years of touring in Finland brought the band some local attention. But it was those videos posted on YouTube that have already brought the band further acclaim than it ever imagined. "All of this started out as a much more small-scale operation, but hey, we'll take all we can get!," they said.

The band is working its first album at Studio Bad Mama, which is located at the outskirts of its hometown. The concept is a mixture of S'N'S's love for music and a celebration of childhood idols.

Despite the fun nature of the band, it's not a novelty act, with Steve 'N' Seagulls saying, "Even though we like to have fun with music we also truly take it seriously. That's why we feel that Spinefarm is just the label for us. We've been basically working on songs that we find interesting and what makes us feel good and laugh. It looks like accidentally other people found them interesting too. We're absolutely stunned to be working on our first album with Spinefarm. It's important to us that label is also all about music."

 
Want another taste of Steve 'N' Seagulls? Have it here, as the band offers up its take on Metallica's epic power ballad "Nothing Else Matters." 

Also, check out their take on Dio's classic "Holy Diver."
 
Are you blown away yet?
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