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Oct

WICKED SENSATION Feel The Rush November 28

Friday, November 28, 2014
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WICKED SENSATION from Karlsruhe introduce their 4th studio album "Adrenaline Rush" on November 28.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WICKED SENSATION - Angel In Black (Edit)

WICKED SENSATION - King Of The World (Edit)

WICKED SENSATION - Misery (Edit)

 

 
Tue
14
Oct

WHITE WIDDOW New Album 'Crossfire' Released Nov 28

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Friday, November 28, 2014
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WHITE WIDDOW were formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and centered around the Millis brothers Jules (Vocals) & Xavier (Keyboards) with Guitar virtuoso Enzo Almanzi. Raised on a healthy diet of 80's Arena Rock and influenced by artists such as Survivor, Dokken, Night Ranger, White Sister & Giuffria.

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

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

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


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

 
Tue
14
Oct

HAREM SCAREM 'Thirteen' Due Out December 5

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Friday, December 5, 2014
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FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO
RELEASE HAREM SCAREM’S “13” IN DECEMBER
 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release dates set for the anticipated new album from Canadian rockers HAREM SCAREM entitled “13” on December 5th in Europe an and in North America on December 9th.
 
Coming back - after a long hiatus – “Thirteen” is, arguably, the band’s 13th original studio album, a release that was decided by after the band's return in 2013 with the release of "Mood Swings II": the re-recorded version of their career defining album "Mood Swings", originally released in 1993. Harem Scarem embarked on an international tour and reconnected with all the fans. They were actually very pleasantly surprised about the level of interest in the band and decided to move forward.
 
"It’s been 6 years since our last studio album and we’re feeling rejuvenated and couldn’t be more excited about the new tunes!" tells singer Harry Hess and with juices of inspiration flowing it could not have been easier to give birth to a strong musical statement such as "Thirteen".
 
The new album encompasses everything that the fans would expect from Harem Scarem: very addictive guitar riffs and choruses from heaven with big over the top hooks. A definite and true return to the sound that put Harem Scarem on the map over 20 years ago.
 
With 12 top 40 hits around the world and sales well over a million records in 43 countries, 2015 will see the Harem Scarem touring the world in support of their 13th studio album “Thirteen“!
 
You can check Harem Scarem’s new songs via this Youtube trailer:
 

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

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

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Unruly Child - featuring Marcie Free, Bruce Gowdy and Guy Allison - have released the much anticipated first part of their new studio album. The 7 track 'Down The Rabbit Hole - Side One' features the songs:
 
1.This Is Who I Am
2. Down The Rabbit Hole
3. She Can't See Me
4. Breaking Hearts
5. Kindred
6. For All We Know
7. Say I Love You
 
The songs cab be purchased via CD Baby and iTunes as digital only at this point - a CD version of the release will appear when the 'Side Two' portion of new material is published.
 

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

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

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

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

HEART Issue Seasonal Live CD/DVD November 7 via Frontiers

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Friday, November 7, 2014
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HEART’S “HEART & FRIENDS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
OUT IN NOVEMBER ON FRONTIERS
 
SAMMY HAGAR, PAT MONAHAN, SHAWN COLVIN AND RICHARD MARX
JOIN HEART FOR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME COLLABORATIONS
 
 
 
HEART’s “Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays” will be released as CD/DVD, Blu Ray and digital download on November 7 in Europe and November 10 in North America, it was announced today by Frontiers Music SRL.
 
Last December, HEART’s Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favorites and some of their own hits. Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined HEART for this unique concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle. The Wilson sisters performed an array of holiday songs originally written by Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar in their Christmas set as well as some of HEART’s favorite songs. Colvin, Hagar, Marx and Monahan provided additional vocals on the tunes and/or sing duets with HEART.
 
“We had a great time putting on this show with special friends for the holidays. Warm moments and great music from all... and some saucy little elves too,” said Ann Wilson. “We have always held the holidays up as a wonderful whimsical time of year and celebrating it in our beloved home town with friends, songs and family was extremely magical,” added Nancy Wilson.
 
“Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays” ended a prolific and award-winning year in 2013 for HEART, who have been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010′s “Red Velvet Car”, which became the group’s first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 tour with Def Leppard, and their 2013 “Heartbreaker” tour) have occurred with 2012 seeing the release of “Strange Euphoria”, a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll”, a best-selling autobiography; the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson’s HEART star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the release of Fanatic, HEART’s 14th studio album.
 
Earlier this year, HEART released “Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum” on Frontiers Music SRL.  In addition to their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame HEART was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April.
 
PRE-ORDER LINKS:
 
 
CD audio track listing will include:
The River; Seasons, Rocking (feat. Shawn Colvin), Love Come Down at Christmas, POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas, Barracuda, Even it Up, Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells.
 
DVD / Blu Ray track listing will include:
The River; Seasons, Rocking (feat. Shawn Colvin), Love Come Down at Christmas, POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas; Barracuda; Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells.
 
Weblinks:
 
twitter.com/officialheart

 

 
Mon
13
Oct

DAVID REECE Announces Departure From TANGO DOWN

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Monday, October 13, 2014
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Vocalist David Reece has just announced his deprture from Tango Down.
 
"Dear friends, I'm posting to inform you I've left Tango Down as of last nights show.I wish to thank each and every one of you for your love and support! I'm focusing on my recording and touring with EZ livin as well as future solo projects see you all soon..."Reece
 
Tango Down have responded: "As in life all journeys come to a fork in the road. Our brother of the last 4 years, two albums and playing through out the United States will be moving on as we part ways. We wish David all the best in his endeavors both personal and musical. Look out for him as we are sure he has a lot more left in his tank.
 
As for what is ahead of the rest of the Charming Devils. Well TANGO DOWN is NOT done by any means we can assure you. We are already in writing mode and have plans underway for what our next step will be. Rest assured we promise that Tango Down will continue to satisfy everyone as we have in the past and continue to raise the bar again and again. Remember, it's only Rock N Roll.....AND WE LIKE IT!!"
 

 

 
Mon
13
Oct

Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason EP Out November 3

Monday, November 3, 2014
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Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason EP completed
 
Preview clips now streaming; November release date announced.
 
Los Angeles, CA, October 13, 2014: Guitarist/Songwriter Stephen Chesney has announced the completion of the initial EP tracks that has been 15 months in the making with Warrant vocalist Robert Mason. With the completion of the most recent track mixed by engineer Rob Beaton (Guns N’ Roses/Santana), titled Bleed, Chesney has decided to start planning the release of the songs.

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

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

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

 

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

 
Mon
13
Oct

BAILEY Debut Set for Frontiers Records December 5

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Friday, December 5, 2014
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FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO
RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM FROM THREE LIONS FRONTMAN BAILEY, ENTITLED “LONG WAY DOWN”
 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the debut album from Bailey entitled “Long Way Down” on December 5th in Europe and December 9th in North America.
 
BAILEY is the new solo project masterminded by THREE LIONS frontman Nigel Bailey. Although a relatively new name on the scene, Nigel has a vast experience as both a songwriter and performer. His deal with Frontiers served to bring to light his shining talent both as a powerful vocalist and also as a songwriter. Brand new compositions along with some material written over the years have been combined to complete an exciting solo debut. “I wrote the bulk of the album songs between 2011 and mid 2012” says Nigel. “The plan was to write songs with no particular influences in mind. I have always loved rock music and wrote songs as they came to me. I didn’t have a particular style in mind which is reflected in the various styles on the record.”
 
With some similarities to THREE LIONS in terms of influences, BAILEY is slightly heavier and more varied in its approach whilst still maintaining the edge and the trademark melodies of Classic British Hard Rock tradition. “If pushed, I would say that In The Name Of The King, Long Way Down and Stay are my personal favourites and show the variety in my writing and vocal style” tells Nigel.  This record will be a surprise for many and an absolute must for all British Melodic Hard Rock fans!
 
You can have a glimpse of BAILEY’s debut album by viewing the EPK via this link: youtu.be/DIW83Q5w71w
 
BAILEY will also have a debut live FREE show on December 4th at The Coniston live music venue in Bradford, UK. Nigel will be performing songs from the album as well as some surprises along with his bandmates and special friends!
 
 
“Long Way Down” tracklisting includes: Feed The Flames; In The Name Of The King; Dirty Little Secret; Bad Reputation; Stay; Somewhere In Oslo; Long Way Down; Spend The Night; Love Falls Down; Ticket To Yesterday; Dirty Angel.
 
 Website:  www.baileyrocks.com
 
Bailey on Facebook : www.facebook.com/baileyaor
 
Follow Bailey : www.twitter.com/baileyaor
 

 

 
Mon
13
Oct

CRAZY LIXX EPK For New Self-Titled Album

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Monday, October 13, 2014
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Crazy Lixx EPK (Official / New Studio Album / 2014)
 
Order Crazy Lixx's self-titled album on Amazon: http://geni.us/CrazyLixxAMZ

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Mon
13
Oct

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

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Friday, November 7, 2014
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RATED X RELEASES FIRST VIDEO: THIS IS WHO I AM
 
Debut Album From New All Star Hard Rock Band With Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner; Drummer Carmine Appice;
Bassist Tony Franklin and Guitarist Karl Cochran Due For Release November 10th on Frontiers Music Srl

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

View THIS IS WHO I AM:

 


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

Track listing:

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

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

 
Mon
13
Oct

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

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Monday, November 24, 2014
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Swedish hard rockers NUBIAN ROSE will release its new album, titled "Mental Revolution", on November 24th via Cargo Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Mattias Savage Wil, all photos by Tallee Savage for Savage Beauty and can be seen below.

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

 
Track Listing:

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

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


 

NUBIAN ROSE are:

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

Additional musicians:

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

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

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

 
Mon
13
Oct

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

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Monday, October 13, 2014
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RAVEN Launch Kickstarter; Set to Release "Party Killers" Cover Album

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

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

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

RAVEN “North American ExtermiNation Tour 2014″

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

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

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

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

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Monday, October 13, 2014
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VICTORIUS present video of their new song "Twilight Skies" - the new studio album will be released in November
 
Dear media-partners,
 
VICTORIUS are based in Leipzig, Germany, and play Power Metal on such a high, international level that it's hard to believe that the musicians of this band are just in their early twenties. Though, "Dreamchaser" (release November 16th, 2014 Sonic Attack Records/SPV) is already the second album of the five-pack from Eastern Germany around exceptionally talented singer David Basin. For their debut "The Awakening" (2013), VICTORIUS received fantastic reviews all over the planet and through their
live-shows, the youngsters attracted an ever-increasing number of fans - recently as supporting act for Freedom Call on their latest German tour in spring 2014.
 
But before the band's second album "Dreamchaser" (which is even more packed with power, speed, melodies, heavyness and hooklines than the debut) will be available in the record stores on November 16th, VICTORIUS present their brand-new video clip of the song "Twilight Skies" that will of course be found on the upcoming album:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrW80XB3q_A

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

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

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Mon
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Oct

LIVESAY Announce New Vocalist Shawn Pelata

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Monday, October 13, 2014
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News from Kivel Records:
 
At the beginning of 2014 we announced that we were taking on the band LIVESAY. However the band would be taking their time before announcing their lead singer. Now this is a first for us here. We've never actually signed a band without a singer. It's kind of crazy when you think about it. With that said though, how could we pass up a chance to work with a talent such as Gregg Livesay? A monster guitarist if there ever was one. So a monster guitarist needs a formidable vo...calist that can stand toe to toe on stage. We wanted the right fit. Both musically and personality wise. Someone we could enjoy the company of both on and off stage. So without further adieu we give you LIVESAY's vocalist Shawn Pelata!!

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

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

 
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Metal Down Under Released in Europe and UK November 10

Monday, November 10, 2014
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Metal Down Under released in Europe and the UK
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After launching in Australia in August and firmly lodging itself in the ARIA Music DVD Charts, Metal Down Under is being unleashed in the UK and Europe through Plastic Head Distribution on November 10th.

Since the late 1970's a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Over three epic episodes, Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history. Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more.

'Metal Down Under is a vital and historic piece of film-making. A vibrant document of a thriving underbelly of Australian music that both audiences and the industry often choose to ignore.' Brian Giffin ' Loud Online

Director Nick Calpakdjian spent 2 years travelling Australia interviewing the people, bands, promoters, store owners and fans on the way to compiling the country's most comprehensive look at heavy music. Funded primarily through crowd funding and a fan-based membership drive, the film has been received enthusiastically by fans and bands in Australia. It has also been met with critical success receiving 4-star reviews in Rolling Stone and Blunt Magazines as well as favorable reviews in Heavy Mag, Stack Magazine, Loud Online and a host of online zines, community radio networks and podcasts. It has lodged itself in the best sellers list of iconic record store Utopia Records and JB HiFi stores Australia wide.

'When you look back on the Australian metal scene, and the international scene, the bands that have made the biggest impact are the ones that had a bit of courage to do their own thing.' Tim Charles - Ne Obliviscaris

To view the trailer for the film, check out the films website and Facebook pages:

YouTube:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXhaItuj5U
Website:
                http://www.metaldownunder.com
Facebook:
       
http://www.facebook.com/metaldownunderfilm
 
Thu
02
Oct

Help Kickstart The New MICHAEL RIESENBECK Album

Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Hi folks, one of the good guys in this business is the independent artist Michael Riesenbeck. His new album is well underway, but he has a Kickstarter campaign going that has just a couple of days left to run with not much needed to fully fund the release of his new album.
Please check out the details and support if you can!
 
From Michael: "This project was started to raise funds to release my new album "II" on physical CD. The album is ready for release, all is recorded, mixed and mastered. The art work is done, the booklet design is ready. So the only thing missing are funds to be able to press physical cd's with a really cool booklet (lyrics, unique pictures, background information, etc). 
 
If you want to support the project, but don't have a credit card (which is the only payment method supported by Kickstarter, unfortunately), you can use PayPal: mriesenb@gmail.com or IBAN: NL88 ABNA 0495 0593 31 Att. M. Riesenbeck) and I'll make sure Kickstarter receives the funds. 
 
Guest performances by: Tony Mills (TNT, Shy), Eric Ragno (China Blue, Graham Bonnet), Phil Vincent, Danny Danzi , Rev Jones (Michael Schenker Group, Mountain), Franky Dee, John Taglieri, Timo Pudas (Urban Tale), Rob Boshuijzen (ICE), Rick Rici, Raymond van Melzen, Johan Volman, Sietze Postma, Vividly Frank, Serge Naberman (Rebelstar), Ollie Oldenburg, Bryan Woolley (The Machine), Frederic Dechavanne (Paris), Frederik Bergh (Street Talk), Michael Peet (Joe Bonamassa, Powerplay), Theo Fokkema, Marco van der Aar (Soylent Green), Arjen van der Ree, Rob Smeink, Jim Rykbost (Cold Heart) and Francisco J. Rodriguez (NeXX).
 
The style of the album can be described as a blend of melodic rock, hardrock, progressive rock, symphonic rock, bluesrock, metal and AOR. It has become a very diverse album because of all these influences. But, overall this is Melodic Rock!    
 
The album features 12 songs with catchy hooks, multi-layered vocals, guitars and keyboards, memorable choruses, played and sung by some of the best musicians around, with a top notch mix and sound quality. Thanks you for supporting the music and enabling me to keep releasing music!"
 
Thu
02
Oct

GRAND DESIGN Debut New Video 'Rock N Roll Heart Attack'

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
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GRAND DESIGN presents new video!
 

Swedish melodic rockers Grand Design premiere the first video off the new album 'Thrill Of The Night' (AOR Heaven), which was released on September 26 on AOR Heaven. The song is entitled 'Rawk N' Roll Heart Attack' and is as eighties as it can be. The band doesn't hide the Leppard spots, which also shows on the album artwork by CA Beckston.  'Thrill Of The Night' has been receiving rave reviews with numerous full scores, which is quite suitable as one of the tracks is entitled '10 Outta 10'.

Later this week the band plays Chicago's Melodic Rock Fest and more shows are being planned for UK, Italy, Sweden etc.
'Thrill Of The Night' will also be released in Japan later this year, by Rubicon Music. The Japanese version will feature two previously unreleased bonus tracks, one being a cover of 'Fallen Hero', paying tribute to the late Vixen guitarist Jan Kuehnemund.

The video was directed and produced by Thomas Tj'der at Acromancy Media (Pretty Maids, Jorn, In Flames etc).
 
Check out the video here:
 

 
 
 
Tue
30
Sep

FRONTIERS RECORDS Signs New Deals With...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Frontiers Records announce the following two new signings:
 
- Praying Mantis (Praying Mantis UK Rock - Metal) are currently in the studio working on material for a new album that we will release sometime in 2015! 

The NWOBHM legends will also be reissuing "Predator in Disguise", "A Cry for the New World", "To the Power of Ten", "Forever in Time", "Nowhere to Hide" and "The Journey Goes On" through us (available DIGITALLY ONLY) through us next year.
 
- Frontiers are pleased to announce that they have signed former Angel singer Frank Dimino for a solo album! 

The production is starting this month in Las Vegas and musically the record is shaping up to sound like Angel meets classic Hard Rock from the 70’s and 80’s.
 
- Harem Scarem's first studio album in a long while Thirteen is also released via Frontiers early December.
 
You can also hear the track 10x Bigger Than Love from Vega (featuring Def Leppard's Joe Elliott) here: http://youtu.be/idfakfrJ33g

 

 
Tue
30
Sep

RATED X - Rated X (Pre-View)

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Friday, November 7, 2014
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Rated X Exclusive Preview:
 
Joe Lynn Turner is in devastating form, ripping through 12 energised classic rock tracks drenched in organ and driven by some tough riffing from Karl Cochran. 
 
Drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin reunite for the first time since Blue Murder, delivering the precise ear drum shattering rhythm section expected of both journeymen. 
 
Song wise, what is delivered is exactly what was expected and hoped for.  
A mix of Mother's Army, Blue Murder and Joe Lynn Turner's rocking solo best. 
 
The opening track Get Back My Crown is a high energy blast, Lhasa is epic classic rock, the melodic hard rocker I Don't Cry Anymore sees Carmine in crashing form and the heavy ballad Fire And Ice is prime time JLT. 
Our Love Is Not Over is another great pure melodic rock track. 
 
Looking forward to reviewing this in full detail and enjoying playing it on high rotation for some time to come. 
 
First impressions are very favourable indeed. 
 
 
 
 
 
FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO
RELEASE RATED X
 
All Star Hard Rock Line Up Includes
Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner; Drummer Carmine Appice;
Bassist Tony Franklin and Guitarist Karl Cochran.
 
Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label known for embracing new music from legendary Rock artists, returns with another impactful project: RATED X.  Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, the album features all new songs built upon a classic Hard Rock foundation, with a distinctly contemporary edge.
 
 
RATED X was formed at the suggestion of Frontiers President Serafino Perugino, who mentioned to singer Joe Lynn Turner that a band of highest caliber musicians should be assembled to create an album of classic Hard Rock music.  Turner, the former lead vocalist for both Rainbow and Deep Purple and a solo artist in his own right, agreed, and the search for the right players was on. Carmine Appice, who already had a relationship with Frontiers, was on board immediately.  A true percussion icon, Appice’s resume is one that Rock legends are made of: Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, King Kobra and others.
 
Appice’s former Blue Murder bandmate and bassist, Tony Franklin (best known for his work with The Firm, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, David Gilmour, Kate Bush, and Whitesnake), signed up next. After a lengthy search for the right guitarist, they settled on long-time Turner collaborator Karl Cochran, who has also worked with Ace Frehley, and worked in the past with Joe Lynn Turner on his solo albums.
 
“I believe we wanted to keep it a bit retro with a modern edge,” says Turner. “The songs are classic rock, but then that's an understatement. They are what they are; and they transformed as we went along recording. So, all in all, we are very happy to finish the record and finally able to get it out to the public. Everyone in this band is a true individual and stylist. When you put it all together, you have Rated X.”
 
The debut album, simply titled, Rated X, is remarkable in that it sounds like a band that has worked together as a unit for years. The songs are powerful and the performances are tight and innovative.  Frontiers in-house producer, Alessandro del Vecchio, not only handled studio production but added keyboards on several tracks. Pat Regan (Mr Big, Deep Purple, Gotthard, Kiss, Doro) mixed the album.
 
Says Carmine Appice: “With his help in coming up with the song ideas and working together with the band I believe we came up with the sound from the late 70s -80s. To me, it sounds like Blue Murder with Joe Lynn Turner singing. Having Tony and myself as the rhythm section and with the heavy guitars, it gives the record a Blue Murder-vibe. Then, adding Alessandro on keys gave us a bit of the Deep Purple thing. It all works together and I loved playing each song.”
 
Enjoy RATED X Electronic Press Kit on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCnxyqlpspg
 
Track listing: Get Back My Crown; This Is Who I Am; Fire And Ice; I Don't Cry No More; Lhasa; Devil In Disguise; You Are The Music; Peace Of Mind; Maybe Tonight; On The Way To Paradise; Our Love Is Not Over; Stranger In Us All.
 
Preorder RATED X at: http://geni.us/RatedXAMZ
            For all things RATED X, please visit: www.facebook.com/RatedXRocks
 
 
Sun
28
Sep

NEONFLY Signs With Inner Wound For New Album

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Friday, November 28, 2014
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NEONFLY SIGNS WITH INNER WOUND RECORDINGS
 

Inner Wound Recordings

are proud to announce the signing of the melodic metal band Neonfly to the label. Their up-coming album "Strangers in Paradise" will be released on November 28th in Europe, December 1st in the UK and December 2nd in North America.

"Strangers In Paradise" is the work of a band who have patently grown in stature and now very much developed their own true musical and lyrical voice. Issues addressed include invasion, addiction, social injustice, political corruption, the end of innocence and emotional loss. The album artwork, inspired by Aztec / Mesoamerican culture, is courtesy of up and coming US artist Jorge "Qetza" Garza.

"Strangers in Paradise" was produced, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward [Pink Cream 69, Unisonic, Angra, Primal Fear, Krokus].

Neonfly are currently on tour with Dragonforce on the UK leg of their "Maximum Overload" world tour. The UK tour runs through 18 cities, and almost all shows are sold out.

"Strangers in Paradise" track listing
01. Whispered Dreams
02. Highways To Nowhere
03. Better Angels
04. Rose In Bloom
05. Heart Of The Sun
06. Aztec Gold
07. Fierce Battalions
08. Sons Of Liberty
09. Chasing The Night
10. Falling Star

"Strangers in Paradise" can be pre-ordered at the Inner Wound Store: http://www.innerwound.bigcartel.com

Neonfly online
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neonflyuk
Website: http://www.neonfly.net

 
 
Sun
28
Sep

LIZHARD Announce New Singer

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Lizhard are delighted to introduce Mario Mosca who, after an extensive search, will be the official new singer.

"We have listened to lots of demos, but when we heard him we were amazed!
Mario has not only blown us away with his superb voice, but also with his great personality and charisma"
We're sure you'll love his voice as much we do and we take the opportunity to present him
with the following video of the song's live version "And now...take this", which will be featured on the forthcoming new album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMoJec_1cDM

 

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Thu
25
Sep

WHITESNAKE’s 'Live In '84 - Back To The Bone' New DVD/CD Out via Frontiers

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Friday, November 7, 2014
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FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl Set To Release
WHITESNAKE’s LIVE IN ‘84 - BACK TO THE BONE,
New DVD/CD With Classic And Rare
Performances Available For The First Time
 
 
WHITESNAKE fans worldwide now have something to be excited about! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s multi-platinum ‘Slide It In’ album, Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label, will release “Live In ‘84 - Back To The Bone”, a complete celebration of the group’s awe inspiring lineup during what many feel was the incredible beginning of what Coverdale called his desire to make WHITESNAKE more ‘electrifying’ on record & on stage.
 
Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, this release will be available in DVD and a Deluxe CD/DVD edition.
 
Culled from audio and video recordings & unheard demos from the private collection of WHITESNAKE leader and vocalist, David Coverdale, the release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed 83-84 line-ups. Featured on the record & driven by the awesome Cozy Powell on drums (ex- Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others); unique guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the WHITESNAKE ’87’ album & Bassist Exceptionale Neil Murray.
 
There is also an extraordinary emotional bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with WHITESNAKE on video & also the bonus CD.
“It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who originally recorded the ‘Slide It In’ album with me have passed away,” says Coverdale. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: Cozy Powell...Mel Galley...Jon Lord…All amazing people and amazing musicians. Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words… Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray.”
 
Coverdale and co-producer Michael McIntyre launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of Jon Lord’s final appearance with WHITESNAKE recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality,” says Coverdale, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.
 
Concludes Coverdale, “These are memories I treasure and delight in sharing with you as we continue our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s ‘Slide It In.”
 

 

Track listing:
 
CD (only available in combo edition):
 
1.​Gambler
2.​Guilty Of Love
3.​Love Ain’t No Stranger
4.​Slow An’ Easy
5.​Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
6.​Ready An’ Willing
7.​Guitar Solo
8.​Crying In The Rain
9.​Soldier Of Fortune
10.​Love Ain’t No Stranger
11.​Ready An’ Willing
12.​Slow An’ Easy 
 
Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)
 
13.​Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
14.​Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
15.​Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
16.​Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)
 
DVD:
 
1.​Gambler
2.​Guilty of Love
3.​Love Ain't No Stranger
4.​Ready an' Willing
5.​Slow an' Easy
6.​Crying in the Rain
7.​Guitar Solo
8.​Soldier of Fortune
9.​Drum Solo
10.​Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
11.​Don't Break My Heart Again
 
Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)
 
12.​Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
13.​Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
14.​Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
15.​Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)
 
DVD Bonus Gallery - “Slide It In Slide Show” with Rare Unseen Photos - The music bed contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.
For all things WHITESNAKE, please visit: www.whitesnake.com / www.facebook.com/Whitesnake.official
 
Thu
25
Sep

FM Sign Deal With Frontiers Records For New 2015 Album

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
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News from FM and Frontiers Records: "We are thrilled to announce we have signed a new worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music srl. With many great acts on their roster such as TOTO, JOURNEY, STYX, WINGER and SURVIVOR it seemed like a great fit for us and we are really looking forward to working with them on our new album due for release early 2015. Next year promises to be the busiest yet for FM and we are looking forward to playing as many live shows (to be announced soon!) as possible to support our new album
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Thu
25
Sep

AXENSTAR 'Where Dreams Are Forgotten' Details Revealed

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Friday, November 28, 2014
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AXENSTAR: "WHERE DREAMS ARE FORGOTTEN" DETAILS REVEALED

"Where Dreams Are Forgotten", the up-coming album from the Swedish power metal band AXENSTAR will be released on November 28th in Europe and December 2nd in North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

"Where Dreams Are Forgotten" was mixed by Axenstar and Pelle Saether [Wolf, Harmony, Månegarm] at Studio Underground and mastered by Daniel Beckman [Månegarm, In Mourning, Deals Death] at Ridge Street Studios. The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth]

Axenstar about the new album:
"This is an album we're extremely proud of! The whole band have contributed to the songwriting and we have really taken the time to make sure every song has gotten the attention it deserves. We have gone back to the roots of the Axenstar sound and mixed it with all the new influences we got over the years and it has turned into this great and exciting new album. As always we have recorded the album at Studio Underground with Pelle Saether in charge of the mixing and producing. And of course we're really excited to have been signed to Inner Wound Recordings and to work with them on this release! Make sure to check out our new album "Where Dreams Are Forgotten" later this year!"

Check out an album teaser at YouTube: http://youtu.be/GCRel0rdNeg

"Where Dreams Are Forgotten" track listing:
01. Fear
02. Inside The Maze
03. My Sacrifice
04. Curse Of The Tyrant
05. The Return
06. Demise
07. Annihilation
08. Greed
09. The Reaper
10. This False Imagery
11. Sweet Farewell

"Where Dreams Are Forgotten" can be pre-ordered at the Inner Wound Recordings Store at http://www.innerwound.bigcartel.com

Axenstar online:
Website: http://www.axenstar.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/axenstartheofficialsite

 
 
Thu
25
Sep

STATE COWS Offer Up Second Helping of Seconds

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
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On the 2nd of October 2014 STATE COWS be releasing a digital EP called "The Second Seconds". It contains four tracks that were originally recorded for "The Second One" album and released on the Japanese CD version of the same album.
These tracks are not outtakes or demos but pristine studio recordings of the same quality as the original album. You can already now pre-order the album and get the track Tinseltown immediately.
It will release on Bandcamp and CDBaby first and shortly after on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and others.
http://www.statecows.com/

 

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