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12
Sep

DEEP PURPLE With Orchestra Live In Verona DVD, Blu-Ray, And Digital October 21

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EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
 
DEEP PURPLE WITH ORCHESTRA
LIVE IN VERONA
 
~ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL VIDEO~
 
~OCTOBER 21, 2014~

 

New York, NY (September 11, 2014)-- On October 21, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Verona by Deep Purple on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats [Pre-book Order Date September 26, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD].  This amazing performance includes such Deep Purple favorites as 'Smoke On The Water,' 'Lazy,' 'Strange Kind Of Woman,' 'Perfect Strangers,' 'Highway Star,' 'Woman From Tokyo,' and many more, but with a twist ' the added embellishment of a full symphony orchestra.
 
Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 captures Deep Purple joined on stage by the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for performances of all their classic tracks.
 
The line-up for this show features Ian Gillan (vocals); Ian Paice (drums); Roger Glover (bass); Steve Morse (guitar); and Don Airey (keyboards).  As bonus features, Live In Verona includes two extra tracks, 'Hush' and 'Black Night,' both of which were also recorded that night.
 
Deep Purple remain one of the finest hard rock bands on the planet and are undoubtedly at their best when performing live. On Live In Verona, the orchestral arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs. Playing with the orchestra and performing in such a historical location embellished Deep Purple's already electric stage presence to new heights, delivering a brilliant show.
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
 
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.
 
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TRACK LISTING
1) Deep Purple Overture 
2) Highway Star 
3) Hard Lovin' Man 
4) Maybe I'm A Leo 
5) Strange Kind Of Woman 
6) Rapture Of The Deep 
7) Woman From Tokyo            
8) Contact Lost 
9) When A Blind Man Cries 
10) The Well Dressed Guitar              
11) Knocking At Your Back Door 
12) Lazy 
13) No One Came 
14) Don Airey Solo 
15) Perfect Strangers 
16) Space Truckin' 
17) Smoke On The Water
  

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Thu
11
Sep

WORK OF ART Debut Video 'Can't Let Go' From Album 'Framework'

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WORK OF ART’s third album is finally ready!
« Framework » to be released in September on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the long awaited third album from Swedish melodic rockers WORK OF ART entitled “Framework” on September 19th in Europe and September 22nd in North America.
 
Here is the exclusive premiere of the new song "Can't Let Go" -
 

 
“Framework” comes 3 years after the release of “In Progress”, an album that solidified WORK OF ART’s reputation as one of the most talented newcomers in the Melodic Rock genre. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Toto, Giant and JourneyWORK OF ART literally came from nowhere when in 2008 their debut album “Artwork” hit the streets and catapulted them into the stardom of the genre!
 
“After our last record was released, we started to play live for the first time” says main composer and guitar player Robert Säll. ”It really brought us together in a whole new way and kind of revitalized the band. From there, the decision to make a new album was more or less a no brainer. So really, the inspiration for this new album came from playing live and from meeting all the wonderful fans!”
 
The new album was written and recorded in a time frame of about one year and a half and is the logical next step after “In Progress”. “Framework” musically encompasses all that WORK OF ART managed to create until now, offering another bunch of unforgettable songs with soaring melodies (courtesy of the golden throat of singer Lars Säfsund) and amazing instrumental prowess (offered by Robert Säll and drummer Herman Furin). Overall this is certainly WORK OF ART’s most up-tempo and straight ahead album so far, but – as it should be – some unbelievable softer moments are there as well!
 
“I think it safe to say that, style wise, this album continues in the footsteps of our previous two albums. We tried to stretch our sound a little though, some heavier songs and some softer songs” continues Robert.
 
By popular demand WORK OF ART debuted live in Madrid, Spain in January 2012. When asked if WORK OF ART will be following up the new release with a proper tour, Robert Säll answers: “We will certainly try to gig as much as possible. We're already in discussion with several different promoters and then of course, we'll be playing at Melodicrock Fest in Chicago in October!”
 
A trailer of the album can be enjoyed via this link: http://youtu.be/uN0z6XuLGNA
 
Framework” includes the following tracks: Time To Let Go ; How Will I Know?; Can’t Let Go ; How Do You Sleep At Night?; Over The Line ; The Machine ; Hold On To Love ; Natalie;  The Turning Point ; My Waking Dream.
 
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WORK OF ART :
Lars Säfsund – vocals
Robert Säll – guitars, keyboards
Herman Furin – drums
 
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Thu
11
Sep

NELSON Recording 'Final' Album 'Peace Out' For Frontiers

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In an interview with AXS, rock band NELSON have signalled that their upcoming studio album, Peace Out, due for Frontiers Records in 2015 will be their last before launching a new project.
 
"Matthew and I are finishing up recording an album called 'Peace Out'; which will literally be the last Nelson rock record that will ever be recorded. We've been putting a lot of love into it for the past year and are going out with a bang. It's a classic, vintage album and I'm pretty stoked about it. In January, we'll start focusing on a new, modern day 'Everly Brothers meets The Eagles' country rock project called 'Matthew and Gunnar'."
 
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Thu
11
Sep

DALTON Preview New Album With Full Track 'Hey You'

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25 years later… Swedish Melodic Rockers DALTON return with “Pit Stop”! Out on Frontiers in October.
 
Swedish Melodic Rockers DALTON return after a 25 years break with their brand new album “Pit Stop” coming out on Frontiers Music Srl on October 17th in Europe and October 21st in North America.
 
Today you can preview on full the song "Hey You":
 
 
 
 
Together with Europe and Treat, for a few years in the late 80’s, DALTON was a force to be reckoned with in Sweden. They enjoyed successful touring, teen media coverage, TV appearances and a string of radio hits. Even world stars such as Bon Jovi and Michael Bolton provided original songs to their two albums.
 
The band, formed by ex-Treat drummer Mats Dahlberg and named after his nickname, went all in with the current trends in melodic hair metal. Their image was cutting edge with designer outfits and enough hair spray every night to challenge the average user’s yearly consumption. The band was killed by grunge in the early 90´s, a destiny shared by many bands of the 80´s.
 
I left the band because I wanted a harder edge while the rest of the guys wanted to go softer”, Mats explains. He formed the short lived band Speedy Gonzales with guitarist Tommy Denander and Therion-singer Thomas Vikström, but the project folded before it took off. The rest of the Dalton members continued with a replacement drummer, but shortly called it a day. Dalton was left behind in the pit stop, dried out of gas.
               
25 years after their debut album “The Race Is On”, the original members came back with a vengeance and a reunion filmed for TV. “That’s how it started”, Mats explains. “A producer called me and asked if we would reunite and if they could film it for a documentary. I thought it was a joke”. “So did I”, Bosse laughs, “but it was true - and from the first rehearsal it was like time had stood still. It was so much fun!”
 
Old hits were polished to shine and the success at premiere gig when opening for THE SCORPIONS in Sweden in December 2012 was a fact. “That night back in December ignited the fuse, we all felt the same”, says Bosse – “let’s get the Dalton wheels in motion again. We want to celebrate the legacy of the 80’s rock scene by putting out a new album and take it on tour. Just like we did back in the days”.
 
Loaded with inspiration and dedication the band went through demos made for the never recorded third album along with some newly written songs. They ended up with 11 pure excellent tracks crafted for a 80’s flavored Melodic Rock album in a contemporary suit, recorded in good company with magic minded producer Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T.).
 
A first shimmering taste of the songs from album was revealed at the Frontiers Rock Festival where the band premiered the track “Hey You” in front of an ecstatic crowd. DALTON is fueled up and back on the race track, ready to go – the race is on!
 
More samples from the album are available now via this link:
 

 
Pit Stop” will include the following tracks: Ready Or Not; Hey You; Don't Tell Me Lies; Follow Your Dreams; Up & Down; Bad Love; One Voice; Here We Are; Something For The Pain; 50/50; TGIF.
 
DALTON will also appear live on the Rockklassiker and Sweden Rock Festival boat cruise on October 10/12. More info:  http://www.tallinksilja.com/sv/web/se/rockbaten
 
DALTON:
Bo Lindmark - lead vocals
Mats Dahlberg - drums, backing vocals
Anders Lindmark - bass, backing vocals
Leif Westfahl - lead guitar, backing vocals
Ola Lindstrom - keyboards, backing vocals
 
 
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Wed
10
Sep

Mr. BIG Premiere Another New Track 'Monster In Me'

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Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "The Monster In Me," a new song by Mr. Big. You can check out the track, which features a hefty dose of Paul Gilbert's fretwork, below.
 
The song is from the band's new studio album, ...The Stories We Could Tell, which will be released September 30 in North America via Frontiers Music Srl. It's the followup to 2011's What If.
 
The album features the original Mr. Big lineup of Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass) Eric Martin (vocals) and Pat Torpey (drums). However, because Torpey was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley) will fill in for Torpey on the band's upcoming world tour.
 
"The new album rocks," Gilbert says. "I love playing guitar, singing and writing with Eric, Billy and Pat. And after 25 years, I'm proud we can make an album that is melodic, powerful, interesting, groovy and emotional."
 
Two tracks — "The Monster in Me" and "Gotta Love the Ride" — are already available for download on iTunes. The rest of the album is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.
 
 

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Wed
10
Sep

BILLY IDOL Teams with Billboard For New Album Video Previews

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BILLY IDOL
PARTNERS WITH BILLBOARD.COM TO
PREMIERE FIRST EPISODE OF BEHIND-THE-SCENES WEB SERIES
FOR NEW ALBUM
'KINGS  & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND'

ALBUM OUT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

CURRENT SINGLE 'CAN'T BREAK ME DOWN' OUT NOW


 
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Today, (9/9) BILLY IDOL has partnered with Billboard.com to premiere the first episode of the behind-the-scenes web series for KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND. Due out October 21 on IDOL's own BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services, it marks his first new album in almost a decade.

Watch the revealing 'Billy Idol - Kings & Queens Of The Underground - Episode #1' here: http://bit.ly/1uiBKbY Pre-order now on iTunes and instantly download the first single "Can't Break Me Down" here: http://smarturl.it/billyidolitunes. Pre-order also available on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/billyidolamz.

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, 'Can't Break Me Down,'  now streaming at the new BillyIdol.net. The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include 'Hollywood Promises,' a new song recorded during the album sessions.

The album will arrive close to the release of BILLY IDOL's highly anticipated self-written autobiography, DANCING WITH MYSELF, which as previously announced will be released worldwide the week of October 7.


 
 
About BILLY IDOL:
From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad, aka BILLY IDOL, has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades.  His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trend.  Born in 1955 in Stanmore, North London, IDOL spent several formative years living on Long Island, NY as a child before returning to the UK and emerging as a central figure of the British punk movement.  As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent and a fan of the Sex Pistols, IDOL was inspired to front the pioneering British punk band Generation X from 1976 until the band's split in 1981. Determined to break through in America, IDOL hooked up with guitar genius Steve Stevens and a crucial musical partnership was forged. IDOL created some of rock's most enduring anthems including 'White Wedding,' 'Dancing With Myself,' 'Flesh For Fantasy,' 'Hot In the City,' 'Eyes Without A Face,' 'Rebel Yell,' and 'Cradle of Love,' among others.  BILLY IDOL is the original punk rocker who found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime.

 
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Wed
10
Sep

GENESIS '3 Sides Live' 1981 Concert on DVD, Blu-Ray October 4

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EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
 
GENESIS
THREE SIDES LIVE
 
~FIRST EVER RELEASE ON BLU-RAY, STANDALONE DVD~
 
~FULLY RESTORED FROM ORIGINAL 16MM FILM~
 
~OUT NOVEMBER 4, 2014~

 

 
New York, NY (September 8, 2014)'On November 4, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Three Sides Live by Genesis.  This is a simultaneous release on DVD and Blu-ray [Pre-book Order Date October 10, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray]. Eagle Rock is delighted to make this concert film available for the first time as a standalone DVD and for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Three Sides Live includes the hits 'Turn It On Again,' 'Misunderstanding,' 'No Reply At All,' 'Abacab,' 'Man On The Corner,' and more.
 
Three Sides Live was filmed in November 1981 on the 'Abacab' tour in North America and was originally released on VHS to coincide with the live album of the same name. It has only been released on DVD in the limited edition box set The Movie Box 1981-2007. Originally filmed in 16mm, the footage has now been fully restored and is being reissued as a standalone DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. The show focuses on tracks from the Duke and Abacab albums and the tracks are intercut with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the band members.
 
As always with Genesis, the show is visually stunning and it captures the band in their transition from their progressive days in the seventies through to the hugely successful pop/rock act they became from the mid-eighties onwards. The line-up on Three Sides Live features Tony Banks (keyboards, backing vocals); Phil Collins (drums, lead vocals); Mike Rutherford (guitar, bass, backing vocals) with Daryl Stuermer (guitar, bass) and Chester Thompson (drums).

Genesis have always been great live performers and Three Sides Live is a great addition to any fans collection.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
 
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.
 
Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:
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TRACK LISTING
1) Behind The Lines 
2) Duchess 
3) Misunderstanding
4) Dodo / Lurker 
5) Abacab 
6) No Reply At All 
7) Who Dunnit? 
8) Medley: In The Cage / The Cinema Show  / The Colony Of Slippermen 
9) Afterglow 
10) Me & Sarah Jane 
11) Man On The Corner
12) Turn It On Again

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Wed
10
Sep

FROM THE FIRE To Release 'Evil Men Do' in October

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From The Fire have completed work on their new album and will release Evil Men Do in October.

"Pat Regan, who co-produced and engineered the first From The Fire album, "Thirty Days, Dirty Nights", has signed on to mix and add his ear to the finalizing of the  upcoming From The Fire release, "Evil Men Do", slated to emerge immediately after the mixing and mastering are done. A single, "In Your Dreams", will be available for download prior to the album drop, in early October.
 
It's been a long process - far longer than the band anticipated, but the result of our collective efforts, helped greatly in the studio by the talents of Nicky Moroch, is one that we're proud of, and that we think our fans will enjoy.
 
We look forward to having the album in our hands in time for Firefest in late October, and we can't wait to see "Evil Men Do"  join our first record in the collections of AOR fans everywhere.
 
Pat Regan, whose many credits include production, mixing, engineering, and musical contributions to albums by Ritchie Blackmore, Deep Purple, Saga, Warrant, Weird Al Yankovic, Crown of Thorns, and most recently, Mr. Big, is a perfect fit for the band's sound.
 
From The Fire will keep everyone updated as we move closer to the release. God bless you all, and thank you for the years of being there. We'll see you in the UK in a few weeks. We love you."  

 
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Tue
09
Sep

SKYSCRAPER Unveil Video For New Track 'Monday Morning'

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Melodic rockers SKYSCRAPER have released the official music video for the track 'Monday Morning', taken from the new album 'Elevation', to be released on September 8th in UK/Europe via Ghost Dancer Music/Cargo Records. The video canbe viewed below:

http://youtu.be/Vqg2wI5owTI

This dynamic band has been taking critics by storm with their inimitable brand of melodic hard rock. SKYSCRAPER's powerful and heavy demeanour is a fresh take on a breed of music that's been the foundations of rock 'n' roll for many years. In some quarters SKYSCRAPER has been compared to Hughes/Thrall, and Bad English, which sees the band in esteemed company as they release this captivating debut album.

SKYSCRAPER are:

Lee Small ' Vocals (Shy)
Tor Talle ' Guitars (Joe Lynn Turner, r, Fergie Frederiksen, Northern Light, Overland, Rob Moratti)
Dave Boyce ' Bass (Airrace, The Quireboys)
 
Malcolm Dome (Classic Rock/Metal Hammer) 'Melodic hard rock never gets dated. This album (Elevation) is a fine example of exactly why the genre remains as vibrant as ever. It's classy, creative, instantly catches your attention, and gets better with every play. This is a modern masterpiece that should be acclaimed alongside the great debuts of the past'.

www.skyscraperband.com
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Tue
09
Sep

IN FAITH Debut Lyric Video For 'Does It Feel Like Love'

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UK melodic hard rockers IN FAITH will release their full lenght debut album "There's A Storm Coming", on October 24 worldwide via Rocktopia Records.
 
The album contains 11 tracks, produced & mixed by Pete Newdeck (ex Eden’s Curse, Tainted Nation), co-produced by Tony Marshall (ex Contagious, Pride, Vaughn) and mastered by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem). The new video for the single "Does It Feel Like Love" can be viewed below:
 
 
The emergence of a new melodic hard rock band from the once thriving scene in the United Kingdom these days represents almost a major achievement considering the massive decline in the quantity of bands now plying their trade in the tried and trusted genre of melodic hard rock. The words “tried and trusted” by no means suggest that IN FAITH are simply a run of the mill, by the numbers type of band. Far from it; IN FAITH are taking the traditional parameters of hard rock and AOR and blending them together into a majestic accumulation of screaming guitars, soaring choruses and sumptuous melodies capable of raising every fist for miles or extracting tears from stone.
 
IN FAITH consists of Tony Marshall (ex Contagious, Pride, Vaughn), Pete Newdeck (ex Eden’s Curse, Tainted Nation) and the previously unheard of vocalist extraordinaire, Pete Godfrey, having performed with numerous local bands as a bass player before the revelation that he indeed possessed a God-given talent as a lead singer.
 
The debut album from IN FAITH, ‘There’s A Storm Coming’ represents everything that is great about British melodic hard rock: heavy, loud, in your face, soft, silky and absolutely unforgettable, all ingeniously blended into what surely is one of the best debut albums by any British melodic rock band of the past 15 years. From the glorious lead single ‘Does it Feel like Love’ right to the closing notes of ‘Bitter End’, ‘There’s a Storm Coming’ is one of the finest melodic hard rock albums you are liable to hear.
 
Track listing
1. Radio
2. Does It Feel Like Love
3. Church of Rock n’ Roll
4. Where I Wanna Be
5. Addicted
6. If That's What Love Means
7. All Or Nothing
8. In Flames
9. Million Ways
10. Leave Me Now
11. Bitter End
 
Featuring guest appearances from Brooke St James (Tyketto), Chris Green (Rubicon Cross, ex Pride, Furyon) and Pat Heath (ex Furyon), IN FAITH have delivered an album brimming with melodic gems that really demands everyone sit up and take notice and once again proudly raises the British flag to the fore of the melodic rock world.
 
Melodicrock.com: "The sound? Think classic Harem Scarem (the debut especially), throw in some Tyketto, H.E.A.T and some more Harem Scarem and you’ll get a good idea of what’s going on here. I've had a few listens to the whole album and there's a few tracks that are definitely going to figure in the 2014 MelRock Awards. Does It Feel Like Love and If That's What Love Means are two sure fire Monster AOR tracks and then there's also Million Ways, Addicted and In Flames."
 
Fireworks Magazine: "In Faith is the debut album and brainchild of Tony Marshall (Contagious, Firefest) and new vocal sensation Pete Godfrey, with stellar drummer Pete Newdeck (Eden's Curse, Tainted Nation) supplying the back-bone, backing vocals and excellent mix. The band's debut sees a glorious mix of Danger Danger, with flavours of HEAT Tyketto and Scorpions."
 
 
 

 

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Mon
08
Sep

GUN Announce 'Taking On The World' 25th Anniversary Edition

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album, GUN are pleased to announce the reissue release of “Taking On The World” on October 27th 2014. The reissue consists of three discs, including original album, B-sides, rarities and BBC sessions.
 
GUN’s contemporary take on authentic rock gave them an edge over their peers during the late-80s. Formed in Glasgow by the Gizzi brothers, they came to re-invent the rock ‘n’ roll genre. In September 2010, “Taking On The World” was included in Classic Rock magazine's list of the 150 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time. Kerrang Magazine gave the album 5K, stating The brilliance of Taking On The World Comes As No Surprise while Phil Alexander called it …pop rock at its finest.
 
“Taking On The World” marked a milestone in the Scottish band’s history, selling more than 60K in the UK alone and the single “Better Days” charted in the UK top 40.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since we recorded ‘Taking On The World’ in Park Lane Studios. Like all bands that first start out recording their debut album we had no inhibitions, not needing to worry about retaining any level of success as we hadn’t been there before, we just wanted to record an album that WE wanted to make. So proud of what we achieved with that album and just so happy that it’s been given a proper re-release.
- Vocalist Dante Gizzi
 
Disc 1 - Taking On The World
Disc 2 - B-Sides
Disc 3 - BBC Sessions (Friday Rock Show, Nicky Campbell session, Mark Goodier session)
 
 
Tracks
Disc 1
1
Better Days
 
2
The Feeling Within
 
3
Inside Out
 
4
Money (Everybody Loves Her)
 
5
Taking On The World
 
6
Shame On You
 
7
Can’t Get Any Lower
 
8
Something I Believe In
 
9
Girls In Love
 
10
I Will Be Waiting
 
Tracks
Disc 2
1
Prime Time
 
2
Dance
 
3
When You Love Somebody
 
4
Coming Home
 
5
Better Days (Live)
 
6
Back To Where We Started
 
7
Where Do We Go?
 
8
Don’t Believe A Word
 
9
Better Days (12” Mix)
 
10
Shame On You (Remixed by Andy Taylor)
 
11
Money (Everybody Loves Her) (Extended Version)
 
Tracks
Disc 3
1
Shame On You
 
2
Better Days
 
3
Coming Home
 
4
Taking On The World
 
5
Shame On You
 
6
I Will Be Waiting
 
7
Something I Believe In
 
8
Taking On The World
 
9
Something I Believe In
 
10
Can’t Get Any Lower
 
11
Coming Home
 
12
Taking On The World

 

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08
Sep

WILD ROSE "Hit 'N' Run" Released October 13 Through AOR Blvd Records

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Third New Studio Album by AOR magicians Wild Rose - "Hit 'N' Run" will be released on October 13th 2014 through AOR Blvd Records!

Product: Wild Rose - Hit 'N' Run
Release ddate: 13.10.2014
Label: AOR Blvd Records http://www.aorblvdrecords.co.uk/

Tracklist: 1. Through The Night, 2. I'll Be There, 3. Stay, 4. Without Your Love, 5. Another Day, 6.Can't Wait On Love, 7. Give In To Me, 8. Together, 9. Don't Walk Away, 10. All For Love, 11. I Want Your Love

Bio:
The original idea for Wild Rose was sprung in 2004 by Andy Rock. A lot of soul-searching was required initially, as it was essential to find a suitable line up to harness the stylish and polished mellow sound of a quality A.O.R. Band. Finally, after two years and several line up changes Wild Rose settled on the line up today, introduced to an unsuspecting public back in 2006, with quality songs composed by Andy Rock.

In 2007, Wild Rose released their first promo single CD entitled "It's All About Love" which contained the hard hitting title track and "Too Late", tracks that rapidly became accepted and loved by the A.O.R. audience. During the same period Wild Rose were picked up as support on Talisman's Farewell Tour in Hellas.

At the beginning of 2008, two members took a break from Wild Rose to take care of their military obligations. The band was put onto hold for a while and Andy Rock continued to work on the song material. They returned in mid 2009 and recorded a 10 track demo CD with tracks written by Andy Rock and Dirty Haris.

These songs matured through the rehearsal process and ended up in professionally recorded versions on the band's debut album 'Half Past Midnight' which was finally released on 10 October 2011 on the Retrospect Records label and received great results in the A.O.R. specialized press. The band also performed two successful live shows in Athens and Thessaloniki to support their debut album and received a great response and applause from the Hellenic audience.

January 2012 and Wild Rose took part at "Brave New Love: A Tribute To Alien" project covering Alien's well known track "Feel My Love".

March 2012 and Wild Rose performed at Rosewood Festival II along with bands like Newman, Work Of Art,Konkurent to name a few, taking rave reviews from the music press.

Later on 2012, the band has worked on new songs and recorded their second album 'Dangerous' which was released on 22 February 2013 on the AOR Heaven label. This release was produced & mixed by Andy Rockand co-produced by Wild Rose between December 2011 and September 2012 at WR Studios, Thessaloniki, Hellas and is the first to feature new main vocalist David A. Saylor (Push UK).

Wild Rose 'Dangerous' receives rave reviews worldwide from the press and in June 2013 hits No.1 on import sales in Japan (BURRN Magazine).

August 2013 and Wild Rose debut album Half Past Midnight hits SOLD OUT on the Retrospect Records label. "CEO Retrospect Records / Sam McCaslin: I'm very happy to announce that the Wild Rose 'Half Past Midnight ' CD is Officially Sold Out. Congratulations guys for being one of the Top Sellers ever in Retrospect's vast catalog. Great band , great music. Much respect to Andy Rock and crew for a job well done!"

March 2014 and Wild Rose sign with AOR Blvd Records and are celebrating their Ten Years Of Existence with the release of their third album "Hit 'N' Run" along with a tour to support it. Hit 'N' Run has been recorded at EVO Studios, Evosmos, Hellas except vocals recorded at Front Room Studios, Birmingham, U.K. and keyboards recorded at W2R Studios, Chios, Hellas between September 2013 and January 2014. Hit 'N' Run was mixed & produced by Andy Rock and mastered by George Aspiotis at Studio Aspiotis, Athens, Hellas and consists 11 stellar songs, pure AOR sound replete with glorious melodies, catchy choruses, emotional vocals, lush keyboards, killer guitar riffs and powerful drums.

And the story keeps on rocking'

Soundbytes: http://goo.gl/c4QNqC

Band Members:
Andy Rock ' Guitars, Keys, Backing Vocals
Dirty Haris ' Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Phil Gun ' Bass
Tiny Karpo ' Guitars
Dimos Thomaidis is ' Drums
David A. Saylor ' Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Backing Vocals:
Chris Siloma (Tracks 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
Romany May Saylor (Track 8)

Discography:
Hit 'N' Run (Studio Album) ' 2014
Dangerous (Studio Album) ' 2013
Half Past Midniight (Studio Album) ' 2011
It's All About Love (Single) ' 2007
Edge Of Your Dreams (Demo) ' 2005

Web:
Wild Rose Official: http://www.wildrose.gr/
Wild Rose Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildroseaorevo
Wild Rose Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wild_Rose_AOR

 
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Mon
08
Sep

HAREM SCAREM Launch 'Thirteen Weeks To Thirteen' Campaign on PledgeMusic

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Harem Scarem are Launching their new album 'Thirteen' on Pledge Music!
 
Canadian melodic rock legends Harem Scarem have launched their new album "Thirteen" on Pledge Music, with a campaign cleverly called "Thirteen Weeks to Thirteen"!
 
"This is our 13th studio album and our first in 6 years, and we're really excited to share the experience with our fans. Over the next 13 weeks, we're going to bring you inside our recording process, rewarding 'Pledgers' with weekly video updates, special sneak peeks, behind the scenes footage and Q&A sessions where we answer your questions about the album.
 
The campaign has launched now! Check out the limited edition packages like guitar lessons from Pete, a private listening party for 20 fans at Vespa Studios, and even the custom guitar that Pete used on the album!
 
So why are we doing this? Well, basically we were out on tour last year and we ran into and reconnected with all of our fans and were actually very pleasantly surprised about the level of interest in the band. It’s been 6 years since our last studio album and we’re feeling rejuvenate and couldn’t be more excited about the new tunes!
 
We’re about to start recording now and we’re going to bring you inside and show you how we do it.
 
To get started, week #2 is going to be a question-and-answer with us. So leave your questions in the comments section and will be a recording
video answers to the ones we pick and we’ll see you next week!
 
Head over to www.pledgemusic.com/HaremScarem and watch our video, check out the packages, and be a part of the making of Thirteen!
 
Thanks for all the support!
 
H&P."
 
EXCLUSIVE: I asked Harry Hess what the new album might sound like. His reply sounded perfect: "It's going to have lots of guitar riffs and big vocals, very anthemic choruses, I think people will like it...."
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Fri
05
Sep

Introducing ROOM EXPERIENCE Featuring DAVID READMAN


Press RELEASE - ROOM EXPERIENCE: First official trailer and singer announcement
 
Room Experience is the name of a brand new high profile project, born from the artistic partnership between keyboardist and songwriter Gianluca Firmo (from Brescia, Italy) and the production team composed by Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) and Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville).
 
The debut album is currently being recorded in Italy under the production's oversight of duo Barbieri/Monti, while mix and mastering duties will be handled by star producer of the moment, Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Edge Of Forever, Rated X, Shining Line), at his Ivorytears Music Studio in Somma Lombardo (Va, Italy).
 
Firmo's songwriting skills are going to offer an exciting journey through a wide range of melodic rock styles, with influences coming from classic AOR to more up-to-date melodic hard-rock. With such a rich variety of styles to face, a powerhouse and versatile vocalist was needed in order to carry songs to completion, so UK's extraordinary singer David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle) was officially approached to perform all the songs of the project.
 
The album is scheduled for a release in early 2015 on label tba. Further details regarding additional guests involved and more infos about the project will follow in the next weeks.
 
1st Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fb-QNpVOes

Room Experience official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/roomexperienceofficial

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Fri
05
Sep

ALLEN/LANDE - The Great Divide (Pre-View)

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Russell Allen and Jorn Lande team for their forth partnership with the album The Great Divide.
 
To be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to this, even with the first three albums from the duo all ranking highly in my reviews and my great fondness for mastermind/songwriter/guitarist/producer Magnus Karlsson.
 
One reason is because Magnus is not involved in this at all. And secondly because taking over from him is Timo Tolkki, who has recently delivered two poorly received Avalon projects, both falling short with production as well as song writing.
 
Now I don’t have the writing credits for this album yet, but I do know that Timo produced and mixed it and he’s on the way to redeeming himself.
 
Despite missing that full frontal audio assault that Magnus gives us with his guitars and production, The Great Divide still manages to pack a good punch thanks to a tight Dennis Ward mix.
It’s well produced and is almost as heavy as its predecessors. Guitars still rule the day.
 
Vocally the album is every bit as impressive as Jorn and Russell deliver their usually high standard in vocals. There is less interplay between the two singers overall, but it’s great to hear both singing quality material with gusto.
 
Timo also delivers in the songwriting department. There’s some great melodic metal gems here.
 
You’ve already heard the opening track Come Dream With Me (https://www.facebook.com/frontiersmusicsrl/posts/738891939500193), and some additional snippets via http://youtu.be/gezpefzBqIA.
 
That track is a pretty good indication of what’s to come on the record. There is some blistering rockers in Dream About Tomorrow, In The Hands Of Time and The Hymn To The Fallen.
Mid-tempo ear rattlers like Lady Of Winter and Solid Ground show off the guys at their very best and then there’s a huge metal ballad to close the album Bitter Sweet.
 
So lots to look forward to here. I’m going to spend some additional time with it before my final review, but initial fears have certainly been laid to rest.
 
The album is out October 17 in Europe and October 21 in North America. Pre-order from Amazon:
 

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Fri
05
Sep

NIGHT RANGER Continue Quest For Next Guitarist

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Night Ranger continue looking for a permanent replacement for departed guitarist Joel Hoekstra, who has joined Whitesnake.
Jack Blades sent this message out:
 
"We wanted to give a shout out to Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper Band), who has been playing with us until we make an official lineup announcement.  Keri has been rockin' the past few shows, like only he could! He's a bro and rock n' roll family to us. Getting hit by lots of great guitar players for the spot. No one is officially locked in as of yet. We have received so many amazing messages from our fans and thank you for supporting Night Ranger!"
 
Meanwhile, Joel has spoken to Guitar World about his new job: http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-joel-hoekstra-discusses-his-new-gig...
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Thu
04
Sep

RUSSELL ALLEN / JORN LANDE Return With “The Great Divide” in October

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Jorn Lande and Russell Allen return with 4th ALLEN LANDE masterpiece “The Great Divide” in October
 
Production and songwriting by former Stratovarius mastermind, Timo Tolkki
 
 
                Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated fourth album from ALLEN / LANDE, the vocal alliance between Norwegian Jorn Lande and powerhouse Symphony X / Adrenaline Mob vocalist Russell Allen entitled “The Great Divide” on October 17th in Europe and October 21st in North America.
 
                Following three successful albums written, played and produced by Magnus Karlsson (of Primal Fear/Starbreaker), the new album “The Great Divide” offers a substantial change in that former Stratovarius guitarist and main composer, Timo Tolkki took on the challenge to write and produce the new recording. Tolkki also performs all instrumentation on the album except for drums, which are handled by Jami Huovinen.
 
                Work on the album started in late 2013 when the first songs were demoed and sent to the two singers, who loved the direction of the new music. Also, for the first time, Jorn Lande has contributed vocal melodies and lyrics to the album. The final result is certainly outstanding and the crisp mixes from Dennis Ward (PC 69, Place Vendome, Unisonic) have delivered an amazing sounding album. Stunning cover art created by French artist Stan Decker completes the package of the most eagerly anticipated Melodic Metal release of 2014!
 
                The opening track from the album, “Come Dream With Me”, is available for streaming via Soundcloud via this link: https://soundcloud.com/frontiersrecords/come-dream-with-me/s-k7ZzA and a 3-song trailer is available on Youtube via this link: http://youtu.be/gezpefzBqIA  Two more songs from the album will be unveiled in the coming weeks prior to the album’s release.
 
                “The Great Divide” tracklisting includes the following songs: Come Dream With Me; Down From The Mountain; In The Hands Of Time; Solid Ground; Lady Of Winter; Dream About Tomorrow; Hymn To The Fallen; The Great Divide; Reaching For The Stars; Bittersweet.
 
Fans can pre-order the album now on Amazon.com here: http://geni.us/AllenLandeAMZ
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Thu
04
Sep

WORK OF ART: "Framework" Limited 12" Vinyl Edition Announced

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WORK OF ART: "FRAMEWORK" LIMITED 12" VINYL EDITION ANNOUNCED

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the WORK OF ART album "Framework". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records, and the release dates are set to November 7th for Europe and December 2nd for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and includes an insert with lyrics.

"Framework" is available for pre-ordering at the Inner Wound Store: http://www.innerwound.bigcartel.com

Track listing

Side A
01. Time To Let Go
02. How Will I know?
03. The Machine
04. Can't Let Go
05. The Turning Point
06. Over The Line

Side B
01. How Do You Sleep At Night?
02. Shout 'Till You Wake Up
03. Hold On To Love
04. Natalie
05. My Waking Dream

For more information: http://www.innerwound.com

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Wed
03
Sep

JIMI JAMISON Dies At The Age of 63

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Jimi Jamison has died from a heart attack at the age of just 63. I'm beyond words at this point. I've lost a great friend and the world has lost an iconic singer and human.
Jimi is one of my favourite singers of all time who also happened to be one of the nicest guys ever. The time we spent together at MRF1, 2 & 3 will be tresured.
 
Tributes contnue to flow for the great man and the fact he is on the mids of so many people is testament to how well he was reguarded.
 
 
Some other great folks add their feelings:
 
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Jim Peterik: "I've feel like I've just been punched in the heart. I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a massive talent and world beating singer. Shine on Jimi. Love Jim Peterik"
 
Joe Vana (Mecca): "I just talked to him last week...he sounded good...tired, but good...he always was....always working and loved his fans....was the real deal....one of my 3 mentors in Survivor....I hope and pray my other 2 can come together and do something special in his name....he looked up to those guys so much...and to hear all the fun stories of his long career makes me cry...this is a hole that will not be ever filled....he was everything he seemed to be...passionate, honest, loyal and talented beyond belief...the Mecca family has lost Fergie and now Jimi the past few months....and the world has lost an immense person....Jimi, give Fergie a hug for me.....love you...Jo Jo...."

Kip Winger: "R.I.P Jimi Jamison. A brilliant singer and a beautiful soul. We'll miss you Jimi. God Speed."

Jack Blades: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jimi. He not only had a beautiful voice, but a beautiful spirit as well. I will miss his smiling face and his friendship. Shine on Jimi."

Brian Howe: "Still struggling to get over the news of Jimi Jamison. We will never share a stage again...........sad."

Howie Simon: "Very sorry to hear about the passing of Jimi Jamison. Just saw him perform recently and he sounded as amazing as ever. Condolences to all his friends, family , and fans. It's a big loss..."

Vic Rivera (Adriagale): "I'm stunned that my friend Jimi Jamison apparently passed way yesterday from a heart attack. He was a great person and a one-of-a kind singer. Debby and I are shocked and saddened beyond words. Rest in peace, Jimi. You will be sorely missed."

Mike Reno: "Hello friends: It is with a heavy heart that I announce my good friend and fellow rocker Jimi Jamison has passed away at the young age of 63. This one is especially hard for me as he was a brother to me and I loved him dearly. I am in shock right now as I'm sure many who knew Jimi are. We will miss his huge heart and beautiful smile, not to mention his awesome voice and great song writing talent. I'm gonna miss you buddy. We are all gonna miss you......Mike"

Kevin Chalfant: "Dear Jimi, Getting to know you as a personal friend truly enriched my life. Your advice in so many situations all comes flooding back to my mind now. I am so glad you called me last week or I would feel like I didn't have a chance to say goodbye. You still found it humorous to prank on me one last time by saying that you lost a great paying because I never called you back or answered my text messages when everyone knows it was you that never replied, but I played along because that brought you such joy to watch me squirm : ) I will miss your teasing and joking around more than anything, but the world will truly remember you for your gigantic talent and enormous voice. But you were a friend with a caring soul. God grant you peace my friend."

Bobby Kimball: "When I heard that Jimi had passed away, it totally broke my heart. I feel so bad now that I know he is gone. Frontiers Records sent me an e-mail 2 months ago, and they asked me if Jimi and I could do another "Kimball/Jamison" Duet CD. I really wanted to. I feel so bad that I've just lost one of my very best friends, and he was such a great singer, also fun to work with. We also lost Fergie Frederiksen not long ago, and he was one of my very good friends as well. This is all very sad for me, because I loved these two guys, and I have done a lot of concerts with both of them."

 
Frontiers Records: "To say we are deeply saddened by the passing of Jimi Jamison would be a tremendous understatement. We had the pleasure of working with Jimi on a few releases including, "Empires" (1999), "Reach" (a Survivor album) (2006), "Crossroads Moment" (2008), "Kimball/Jamison" (with former Toto singer Bobby Kimball) (2011) and "Never Too Late" (2012). He was an incredible talent and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimi, his family and his friends and fans."

Survivor: "The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends."

Frankie Sullivan: "There is no way to explain the loss of my brother “Jamo.” Over the years we developed a deep friendship. My heart is heavy with sadness as I struggle to express the pain, suffering and deep loss. Though I rest assured that Jim is in the best of places, it still provides little comfort for those of us left behind. His voice was magic and he had a loving heart. I called him “Golden Throat” and for good reason. Jim Jamison had a voice we will never forget. It was massive and huge and yet sweet and gentle. He was a loving soul and a brother to me in many ways. I will miss him greatly."

 
Toby Hitchcock: "I'm so upset. A great friend of mine Jimi Jamison has passed. What an incredible singer...but more than that, an INCREDIBLE person. I'm honored to have met you and honored to have shared the stage with you. I love ya man!! ‪#‎RIP‬ bro. Life is so short. Never take life for granted. It's so short."
 
Jeff Scott Soto: "It is with a heavy heart we share the news of the loss of another colleague, friend and incredible singer Jimi Jamison who passed away yesterday from an apparent heart attack at the age of 63. Jimi was a good friend to most of us in the band, RIP good sir, heaven has another great tenor!"
 
James Christian: "Today I am truly heart broken, A dear friend of Robin and Mine, Jimi Jamison has passed on. There are no words to describe what a gentle soul he was, not to mention an incredible singer. Robin and I will miss him dearly, 63 years is not enough for anyone, he had so much more to share. Jimi, tonight we pray for you and wish for you eternal peace. We Love You"
 
Dave Bickler: "I'm in total shock. I can't believe I lost my dear friend Jimi. Our hearts go out to his family. He will be missed."
 
 
 
 

 

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Wed
03
Sep

SPV Announces MAGNUM Christmas Single 'On Christmas Day'

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The British melodic hard rock group MAGNUM have confirmed the release of a new digital single "On Christmas Day" on Steamhammer / SPV. The digital version contains a long version and a radio edit of the song and another track named "Born To Be King". The digital version will be available worldwide on October 24th together with the limited 10" vinyl version.
 
Guitarist and songwriter Tony Clarkin tells how it all happened: "It was Olly Hahn at SPV/Steamhammer who said that he a great idea, and could I write a Christmas song? I replied we had already had done that in the past and told him about "On Christmas Day" and that it was on the "Rockart" album.So if he wanted to check that out to see if it was suitable because it`s not the normal Christmas song that people would expect. I had not heard it myself for a long long time. We were in Germany at the time and so we all sat round the computer to listen to the track and we were all impressed and I was really looking forward to re doing it. That's really the story of how it came about, but I also thought "Born To Be King" could also fit with On Christmas Day as a strong B side for the whole package.!"
 
Bass player Alan Barrow, who also created the artwork, explains the idea behind the cover: "Based on was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. It`s documented that German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches. On Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides independently ventured into "no man's land", where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs. Several meetings ended in carol-singing. Troops from both sides would also play games of football with one another."
 

MAGNUM will embark on another European Tour in 2014. Here are the dates:

 

23/11/14
Switzerland
Zug
Chollerhalle
24/11/14
Germany
Aschaffenburg
Colos-Saal
26/11/14
Germany
Bochum
Zeche
27/11/14
Germany
Osnabruck
Rosenhof
28/11/14
Germany
Mannheim
Alte Seilerei
29/11/14
Netherlands
Patronaat
Haarlem
01/12/14
UK
Cambridge
Cambridge Junction
02/12/14
UK
Sheffield
The Corporation
03/12/14
UK
Preston
53-Degrees
04/12/14
UK
Middlesbrough
Empire
05/12/14
UK
Bilston
Robin 2
07/12/14
UK
Porthcawl, Wales
Planet Rockstock

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Wed
03
Sep

FAITHSEDGE Launch 'Saving Anything' Lyric Video

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXH9ZRFMHw

The Answer Of Insanity tracklisting:

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

 
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Wed
03
Sep

RICHIE KOTZEN 'Essential' 2CD Release Out Today

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RICHIE KOTZEN
'THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN'
OUT TODAY ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS;

 
U.S. HEADLINING TOUR STARTS NOVEMBER 1 IN ANNAPOLIS, MD
 
September 2, 2014 -- Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN released THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN today on Loud & Proud Records. To celebrate his newest project, he's hitting the U.S. concert trail starting November 1 in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head Tavern.  Before then, he'll be spending September and most of October on a headlining tour which will take him through Europe and Mexico.

THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is a two-CD and DVD career retrospective set that encompasses this iconic talent's entire career of his most essential work:  classic material; acoustic performances; bootleg material; and two brand new songs ('War Paint' and 'Walk With Me').  The DVD features music videos, acoustic performances, and bootleg material.  A new official video for 'War Paint' will premiere on MusicRadar.com later this week.  In the meantime, the video for 'Walk With Me' (filmed entirely on KOTZEN's iPhone) can be found on his official YouTube page.
 
Fans can check out exclusive full album streams of each disc on VH1 Classic/MTV.com and GuitarWorld.com.
 
KOTZEN personally curated THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN from his 18 solo albums in order to give listeners the most comprehensive, cohesive, and concise introduction to his extensive body of work.  'I've really changed and grown as an artist and as a person,' he says.  'I hand-selected songs so newcomers can get into my music and learn who I am as a recording artist.'
 
Rave reviews of THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN have already started to surface:
 
'KOTZEN is an artist with a centered musical philosophy anchored by soulful music and a perfectionist's attention to craft... THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is an excellent career retrospective by an underrated songwriter.'  (Oscar Jordan, Vintage Guitar)
 
'The extensive combo perfectly captures his dynamic musicianship, his jaw-dropping guitar solos, and his tangy blend of rock, blues, and soul, and will encourage listeners to discover more of his work...'  (Bear Frazer, Arena.com)
 
'RICHIE KOTZEN is one on the most ridiculous guitar players alive today...If you have only heard RICHIE in other bands (or have no clue who he is) then you really need to hook yourself up and give him his due. RICHIE has an incredibly soulful voice and did I mention his guitar solos are other worldly?  Get the book of his musical life and discover some magic.'  (Jason Lally, Realrockreport.com)
 
Check out RICHIE KOTZEN at any of the following stops, with more dates to be added in the coming weeks on all of his official websites:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE

 
Sat 11/1            Annapolis, MD              Rams Head Tavern
Mon 11/3          Londonderry, NH           Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 11/4            Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theater
Wed 11/5          New York, NY               B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Fri 11/7             Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance
Sat 11/8            Reading, PA                 Building 24
Sun 11/9           New Haven, CT              Toad's Place
Tue 11/11          Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
 
About Loud & Proud Records
 
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for new releases by Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud's current roster includes five-time Emmy' Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle's alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.
 

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Wed
03
Sep

Onwards And Upwards for Prog-Rockers FOREST FIELD (Feat. Phil Vincent)

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The second full length album from Forest Field, Onwards And Upwards will see it´s official release on September 7.
Again all songs and instruments were handled by Peter Cox. The mighty Phil Vincent (Legion, Tragik, solo, etc) delivered another stunning set of lead and harmony vocals and the wonderful Sue Straw performed Native American flutes on one track.

We are very proud to announce that the mix was done by Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa:, etc.) and the mastering by Maor Appelbaum, both in California, USA.

An EPK will follow soon, but we have a little teaser avaiable on our YouTube channel. Of course you are welcome to subscribe.

Onwards And Upwards holds 11 tracks, instrumental and vocal, in a prog rock vein. Track list and more info on the site. A pre-sale is available on iTunes, where you get instant access to A Miracle.

 

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Wed
03
Sep

MR. BIG Premiere Audio For Lead Album Track 'Gotta Love The Ride'

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Mr. Big "Gotta Love The Ride" from the new album '...The Stories We Could Tell.' Preorder the album on iTunes:http://geni.us/TheStoriesWeCouldTell or via Amazon at: 
 

 
 

 

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Tue
02
Sep

My Tribute To JIMI JAMISON (R.I.P.)

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JIMI JAMISON R.I.P.

August 23, 1951 - August 31, 2014

 
 
I'm really getting tired of this. Another legend has left us. But even more so, another great human being has gone. Another one of the good guys. Why is it always the good guys?
 
I can barely gather the strength to write as I soak up a soundtrack of songs that have shaped my life.
 
Jimi Jamison was one of several singers that I grew up worshipping. His music, the songs he sang on, from his solo work to the emotion changed anthems and ballads of the mighty Survivor.
 
I grew up listening to Survivor. Thankfully I never grew out of that. There is rarely a week where some form of Jimi's vocals don't bless my ears.
 
In most cases the lyrics and music was written by others, but in every case, it was that emotional, powerful, dominating force that was Jimi's voice that made those songs come to life.
 
It's the singer, not the song...
 
I cannot live without music. At the various times of difficulty in my life I turn to the music I need to hear to make it better. Jimi Jamison was a major part of that. I know I'm not alone in that sentiment.
 
As I have stated before, I am in a privileged position to be able to talk to many of the artists that I grew up and continue to listen to, admire and yes…worship.
 
There is an unspeakable joy when that legend you admire also turns out to be a heck of a nice guy. Jimi was one of those. Beyond the call of duty always.
 
I can't even begin to count the number of favors he has done for me and this site over the years.
He was always first in line to contribute to the CDs I put together. He didn't hesitate at the idea to put together the tracks that didn't make his awesome album with Jim Peterik onto what would become the very first MelodicRock Records release.
 
Jimi signed off on using the song "As Is" for the last MRCD only weeks ago.
 
Jimi was one of the first guys I called when it was first decided to do a MelodicRockFest event. He and Jim Peterik were among the special guests at MRF1. He was amazing of course.
So he got a call for MRF2. And MRF3 with Mecca. I couldn't do an event without calling him and he was lined up to appear at MRF4 this year before Survivor duties pulled him elsewhere.
 
But I got to spend a lot of time with him over the course of those 3 events and you know what? He didn't take one cent for doing any of them. He didn't want a fee. He just wanted to be part of the event and help support the site. "Just tell me where and when" he used to say.
 
I can't thank him enough for his generosity, his time and his spirit that he brought to the stage.
The very first event I did in 2007, I was riding with Jim Peterik to South Bend to do some pre-show publicity and Jim pulled out a CDR and said "I've got something for you to hear".
 
It was the first take demo of the song "Crossroads Moment". Jim and Jimi were finally working together again. Jim was so excited. I was instantly floored by it. Another lyric that grabbed my heart, delivered with a vocal so clear and sweet that I knew immediately it would be an all-time favourite from Jimi. Since the first time hearing it, that song has become another important part of my life and I'm glad I got to tell him that.
 
Thankfully I, and everyone else that is a fan of Jimi - whether it be as a solo artist or with Survivor, Jim Peterik, Cobra, Target, Bobby Kimball, Mecca, Scrap Metal, One Man's Trash...we will always have those songs and that voice to keep us going. So many songs...
 
As I reflect upon a loss I find hard to accept, the music of Jimi will be playing all day. I expect that will be the same for many today as he is a guy that has touched the hearts of so many.
 
Mine was one of them. Love ya Jimi. Say g'day to Fergie for me.
 
~ Andrew McNeice, September 2014.
 
 
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