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Nov

TRAPPER - A New Partnership Making Debut in December

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Formed out of a love for 1980’s rock music, Trapper is a new rock band fronted by 3-time Juno Award nominee Emm Gryner and one of Canada’s premier guitar players, Sean Kelly (Nelly Furtado, Helix).
 
Gryner’s accolades include touring the world and recording as a singer with David Bowie, as well as penning 13 original albums. Kelly has toured the world as a lead guitarist for Nelly Furtado, topped the Billboard charts with his classical guitar album and recently penned a book featuring tales of Canada’s hard rock and metal heroes entitled, “Metal On Ice”.
 
As self-proclaimed "raiders of the lost rock", Trapper strives to capture the spirit of the 1980’s by not only covering beloved songs that have been forgotten but also penning their own new “big hook” songs with a slight twist: Trapper writes about life in Ontario in the summer - beaches, bush parties, campfires and good times. The first single “Grand Bender” is a big chorus rocker that would have fit in well in 1986 and has the band singing about “motorplex suntans” and the “surf and the sun”.
 
And then there are the cover songs. The live set-list reads like a well-loved K-Tel vinyl album with a Canadian slant: “The Warrior” by Scandal, “Heart of The City” by The Arrows, “Never” by Heart, “Your Daddy Don’t Know” by Toronto and even a medley Loverboy’s biggest hits.
Trapper brings a first-class, high-energy show full of lost treasures that bring back great musical memories and might even make a few new ones. 
 
 
Tue
11
Nov

REASON Announce New Album 'The Deception Of Dreams'

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Monday, January 26, 2015
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The brand new album from Cheltenham based rockers REASON is here. Titled "The Deception Of Dreams". The album is best described as a natural evolution from their debut "The Darkest Star" release in 2011 to wide spread critical acclaim. The band have evolved going for a lot heavier souns but still fitting nicely within the Melodic rock/ metal genre they originally intended.

Chris G said that "this album keeps all the power and anthemic qualities that people heard on 'the darkest star', but this is a natural evolution from that album which has more energy and a little more diversity in sound... We are certainly very proud of this collection of songs as a cohesive album."

Press Quotes for the Darkest Star -


Fireworks Magazine's Duncan Jamieson stating that 'Reason's rock and metal influences combine to offer something fresh. They are a new voice in British prog and it looks like Reason's Darkest Star is rising'
 
Metal Temple quoted the album as a Masterpiece giving the band a very solid 10/10.

The Deception of Dreams is set for release on the 26th January 2015 on the Skyrocket Records Label.

Reason Are:
 
Paul Mace (Vocals)
Chris Gyngell (Guitars)
Graham Corbett (Bass)
John Townsend (Drums)
Gil Hird (Keyboards)

Web: www.reason-music.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reason

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Tue
11
Nov

BLACK FATE "Lines In The Sand" Lyric Video Released

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Friday, November 28, 2014
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BLACK FATE: "LINES IN THE SAND" LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED

The melodic metal band BLACK FATE just released a lyric video for "Lines in the Sand", the first single from their up-coming album "Between Visions & Lies". The single is also released digitally and can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon etc.

Link to the lyric video: http://youtu.be/yYHm-F2rV00

"Between Visions & Lies" will be released on November 28th in Europe and on December 2nd in North America through Ulterium Records.

Led by the incredible vocals from Vasilis Georgiou and the technical playing from guitarist Gus Drax, Black Fate will surely gain attention in the scene with their new album "Between Visions & Lies" that could be described like a mix between Kamelot, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater and Conception. The album was mastered by Erik Tordsson [Antestor, End of September] at Solid Mix Studios.

The album is available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://www.ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Black Fate online:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/blackfategreece

 
 
Tue
11
Nov

Michael Sweet & George Lynch Team Up For New Supergroup SWEET & LYNCH

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Friday, January 23, 2015
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MICHAEL SWEET AND GEORGE LYNCH TEAM UP FOR NEW SUPERGROUP SWEET & LYNCH
 
Debut Album Only To Rise Slated for Release in January
via Frontiers Music SRL
 
Exclusive Pre-Order Available via PledgeMusic at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sweetlynch
 
Two of hard rock’s most notable figures have partnered up for a new project. Iconic vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet of Stryper and legendary guitarist George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken have teamed up to form a new supergroup Sweet & Lynch. Joining them on this new musical adventure is bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Brian Tichy. The band will be releasing their debut album Only To Rise on January 23rd 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America via Frontiers Music Srl. Sweet & Lynch recently launched a pre-order for the new album via PledgeMusic. The pre-order features various bundle packages for fans and is live at:
 
"When I was approached to help put together an all-star lineup, instantly I thought of George Lynch,” explains Michael Sweet. “George is one of the most talented guitarists out there and a ‘bucket list’ player for me. George wrote riffs/basic ideas and I wrote melodies, lyrics and arranged and completed the songs. I knew that we would compliment each other's style. When you add the amazing rhythm section of Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo, you just can't go wrong with this line-up. It really is a special project and I'm honored to be a part of it!"
 
From the opening notes of “The Wish” to the drum solo finish on the album-closer “Only To Rise,” it is evident that this musical partnership between Michael Sweet’s unmistakable voice and George Lynch’s signature guitar tone has yielded incredible results. Songs “Like A Dying Rose,” “Me Without You” and “Strength In Numbers” showcase the diversity that permeates throughout the entire album. Sweet & Lynch released a lyric video for the 9/11 inspired track “September” which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/i5G5uzrYWXw. An EPK featuring Michael and George discussing this new project can be seen here: http://youtu.be/BPYIoe0fTqI. Only To Rise was produced by Michael Sweet who also produced the last Stryper album, No More Hell To Pay, which received massive fan praise and critical acclaim alike.
 
The track listing for Only To Rise is:                                                          
 
1)      The Wish                                                    
2)      Dying Rose
3)      Love Stays
4)      Time Will Tell
5)      Rescue Me
6)      Me Without You
7)      Recover
8)      Divine
9)      September
10)   Strength In Numbers
11)   Hero-Zero
12)   Only To Rise
 
Plans are currently being worked out for Sweet & Lynch to play a few live shows in the Spring of next year, making this different than any other supergroups that record together but never play live. More information will be announced in the near future. If the past records of these four musicians are any indication, no fan will want to miss these shows.
 
 
 
Tue
11
Nov

ANDRZEJ CITOWICZ EXPERIENCE 'Jack Of Hearts' EP Due

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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The Andrzej Citowicz Experience (TACE)- International Music Project ( Egypt, Germany and Poland) just announced date of premiere their upcoming EP “Jack of Hearts”! From November 28th, 2014 their E.P. will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many other platforms. Complete info you can find on TACE Facebook page:www.facebook.com/andrzejcitowicz

The Andrzej Citowicz Experience are:

Andrzej Citowicz-guitars
Oliver Monsieur-vocals/lyrics
Dirk Arnicke- keys / drums
Patryk Szymanski-bass / acoustic guitar
Tamas Angyan: backing vocals

Producer: Ancient Dreamland / Dirk Arnicke
 
Mon
10
Nov

Mighty Music Release The New Album From Belgian's 23 ACEZ

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Monday, January 12, 2015
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Mighty Music is proud to release the new album from Belgian hardrockers 23 ACEZ!

23 Acez was founded by Benny Willaert ('Zors') in 2010. He started writing songs and hooked up with Pete Mush and altogether they recorded 12 songs which became the album 'Crossroads'. To keep it simple, Zors played (almost) all guitars, including the bass. For extra lead guitars he asked Tom Tas and Dario Frodo to add some extra sauce. These guys are extremely talented and especially very enthusiastic. The intention was to keep it raw and pure, not too many rehearsals, not overdoing it, not overthinking it' just plain Rock'N'Roll!

Basically 23 Acez is a bunch of friends who love playing music. In the past all members have been involved in different projects in different styles. Nowadays they play where their hearts are at - riff oriented melodic rock - songs that grab you by the throat and kick you in the groin!! Take a listen and get on the wave'

www.facebook.com/23Acez?fref=ts

23 Acez / Redemption Waves Album Teaser
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23 ACEZ - Redemption Waves
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CD - MIGHTY MUSIC - PMZ127 - 5700907261867
RELEASE: 12-01-15

Tracklist:
1) Loopholes
2) Alone
3) The Bigger Picture
4) Colors On The Ceiling
5) Redemption Waves
6) My Blood
7) Descending
8) From The Moment
9) Looking Back
10) Morning Sun
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Mon
10
Nov

SERIOUS BLACK to release debut album on January 16

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Friday, January 16, 2015
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SERIOUS BLACK to release debut album on January 16
 
A new band - 6 members, 6 friends - all with huge experience and knowledge from many years in the business and being part of the most successful melodic metal bands: this is SERIOUS BLACK!
 
The line-up consists of Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (ex-Visions Of Atlantis), Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), Jan Vacik (ex-Dreamscape) and (last but not least) the golden voice of Urban breed (ex-Tad Morose). SERIOUS BLACK is different to many of the so-called “allstar” bands, because in fact, they are a real band.
 
A band that crafted their incredible debut album “As Daylight Breaks” together, with every member involved into songwriting and recordings, a band that can’t wait to enter the stages. “As Daylight Breaks” is a real teamwork effort, a melodic metal jewel displaying conviction, amazing musicianship and outstanding songwriting. Fans who embrace classic melodic metal in the vein of Avantasia or Masterplan have found a new favorite band now: SERIOUS BLACK! On European tour with HammerFall in January/February 2015! A first trailer is available here now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SBxu6SAXHQ
 
“As Daylight Breaks” will be released on January 16th, 2015.16th, 2015.
 
Mon
10
Nov

BLIND GUARDIAN Unveil New Album For January Release

Friday, January 30, 2015
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Beyond The Red Mirror will be the title of the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germany’s favorite sons and metal’s most epic storytellers BLIND GUARDIAN. Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.

Four-and-a-half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010’s At The Edge Of Time (which debuted at #2 on the German album charts and at #1 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart & #108 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart) is scheduled for release in Europe on January 30th, 2015 and February 3rd, 2015 in North America.

Recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, HAMMERFALL, HELLOWEEN), Beyond The Red Mirror showcases BLIND GUARDIAN’s long-awaited collaborative work with three different classical choirs: one from the Czech Republic (Prague), one from Hungary (Budapest), and one from the United States (Boston). Two grand orchestras - each featuring 90 musicians – also lend their brilliant talents to the new recordings with absolutely spellbinding results.

Transporting listeners via a mysteriously powerful red mirror into an otherworldly dimension that includes tyrants, gods, and the Holy Grail, the ten songs comprising Beyond The Red Mirror’s story lines revolve around the young protagonist we first met twenty years ago in the 1995 tracks “Bright Eyes” and “And The Story Ends.”

“A story between science fiction and fantasy,” explains BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist & lyricist Hansi Kürsch. “The story begins with our 1995 album, Imaginations From The Other Side. The two worlds described therein have changed dramatically for the worse since then. While there used to be several passages between the worlds, there is only one gate left now: The Red Mirror. It has to be found at any cost.”

Asked to describe the band’s guiding principles for the creation of this new release, BLIND GUARDIAN guitarist André Olbrich shares: “We want to surprise and impress with our music. Nowadays, music tends to be arbitrary and predictable. But we want to keep developing our music.”

Opening with a tidal wave of surging emotion courtesy of a spine-tingling choir, Beyond The Red Mirror unleashes its first gem, “Ninth Wave,” a consciousness-expanding palette of landscapes and moods bearing the message of an urgent mission still seeking resolution. Closing with an explosion of heroic harmonies & choral glories with a nine-and-a-half minute, self-contained saga “Grand Parade” (called “the best song we have ever written” by Olbrich), the grandiose, uplifting, and ingenious storytelling in Beyond The Red Mirror is guaranteed to leave you breathless.

Come 2015, you will soon experience why BLIND GUARDIAN is so influential in their genre and without equal in the pantheon of heavy metal music.

Featuring artwork by long-time collaborator Felipe Machado, Beyond The Red Mirror will be available in the following formats:
• Jewel Case (10 songs)
• Limited Edition Digi-Pak / Digi-Book (11 songs)
• Double LP gatefold vinyl (11 songs)
• EarBook (12 songs plus illustrations, photos, and liner notes)
• Exclusive Limited Edition NB Mail-Order Earbook (12 songs plus illustrations, photos, liner notes + bonus 10”)

The track listing for Beyond The Red Mirror is as follows:

01. Ninth Wave
02. Twilight Of The Gods
03. Prophecies
04. At The Edge Of Time
05. Ashes Of Eternity
06. Distant Memories (bonus track on limited editions + vinyl)
07. Holy Grail
08. The Throne
09. Sacred Mind
10. Miracle Machine
11. Grand Parade

Hansi calls the album’s first single, “Twilight Of The Gods,” “A neck breaker . . . The pure definition of all that the band stands for: it is innovative, melodic and brutal.” The mini-CD single includes two live tracks recorded at 2011’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and can be pre-ordered as a digi-pak or in blue or white vinyl from this location: http://smarturl.it/BLIND-GUARDIAN-Gods

"The Twilight Of The Gods" mini-CD track listing is:

01. Twilight Of The Gods
02. Time Stands Still (At The Iron Hill) - Live at Wacken 2011
03. The Bard's Song (In The Forest) - Live at Wacken 2011

BLIND GUARDIAN will be performing on this year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in January 2015 before launching their headlining tour through nine European countries this upcoming April and May. A very special hometown show at the Mitsubishi Electric Halle in Düsseldorf, Germany will take place on April 25th; four dates in the Russian Federation are planned for June.

Tour dates & pre-sale ticket links are available on the band’s official Facebook page.

Visit BLIND GUARDIAN online at http://www.BLIND-GUARDIAN.com.

Like - http://www.facebook.com/BLINDGUARDIAN
Follow - twitter.com/BLIND_GUARDIAN
Watch - http://www.youtube.com/BLINDGUARDIAN

 
Mon
10
Nov

FACE DANCER Announces New Lead Vocalist and Mid-Atlantic Tour

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Monday, November 10, 2014
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“RED SHOES 2014-2015 TOUR” THE BOYS ARE BACK!!!!
 
FACE DANCER Announces New Lead Vocalist and Mid-Atlantic Tour
 
Iconic 80’s Rockers Dust off the Red Shoes and Crank up the Amps!
 
Baltimore, MD – August, 01, 2014 – FACE DANCER, the Baltimore-based band that stormed the
Mid-Atlantic music scene, and the nation, in the 80’s with catchy melodies and clever hooks, like no
other, announced today the boys are back. Best known for their many “impossible not to like” singles,
such as, Red Shoes, Cry Baby, & Time Bomb, FACE DANCER cut its teeth in the DC and Baltimore
nightclub scene in the late 70’s – honing their chops and writing skills. It wasn’t long before the band
was being pursued by virtually every major record label, but ultimately signed with Capital Records
and released two albums – This World and About Face – before parting ways in 1982. After leaving
Capitol Records, the band took an extended vacation, then got back together to record two more
albums Midnite Raid and Alive. Throughout the 80's, 90's, and into early 2000's, the band went thru a
few changes but continued to draw large crowds whenever and wherever they played. In 2009, Rock
Candy Records remastered and re-released This World in Europe, then soon after released it
worldwide.
 
With the sad and tragic passing of Carey Kress in 2009, the band went through several great singers
until they found, veteran rocker, Michael Leigh, known as the “Voice of Voices,” for the upcoming Mid-
Atlantic tour and new CD. Michael was most recently with The Reagan Years, a very successful 80’s
tribute band, but is also well known throughout the region for his work with Mona Lisa, IROC, and
numerous other bands.
 
In late 2013, core members of the band decided to launch a full blown resurrection of FACE
DANCER. Joining the original members Jeff Adams on lead guitar, David Utter on rhythm guitar, and
Billy Trainor on drums, are John Suchy on keyboards, Danny Grim on bass and Michael Leigh, Lead
Vocals. With the mere mention of this incredible line-up, the internet buzz is completely off the hook.
FACE DANCER takes the stage once again in 2014
 
For more information go to www.facedancer.com
 
Mon
10
Nov

DOKKEN Replaces Sean McNabb With Mark Boals

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Monday, November 10, 2014
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On the November 8th edition of THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW, Dokken vocalist Don Dokken announced that vocalist/bassist Mark Boals (Yngwie J. Malmsteen / Ted Nugent) has been named as the new bassist of Dokken. During the conversation, Dokken explained how Boals came into the band, as well as the factors that led to his decision to replace former bassist Sean McNabb (Great White / Quiet Riot / Sons Of Anarchy). The statement can be heard here - http://youtu.be/l0FNm873eYg

Here is a transcript of the conversation:

Don Dokken - Sean (McNabb) is doing acting and solo projects and other bands.  Sean's a very motivated guy and has got a lot of stuff going on, but I need a bass player that wants to be in Dokken...not to be in Dokken to promote himself, if you understand.  There was a time when I asked him to turn down because he was crushing everybody on stage with the bass volume. I went over and asked him to turn down. He didn't. So I went over and turned the amp down. He walked back to the amp and turned it back up. Now, you don't do that in Dokken. You don't do that in any band. If you do that in Whitesnake or Priest or anybody...if you do that as a hired gun and you go up and the lead singer tells you to turn it down, and he turns you down and you go back and turn it back up, you'd be on a bus taking a slow Greyhound home. So that was kind of the last straw for that. I understand. Like Sean said, he was promoting himself. I said, "well, this is called Dokken, not McNabb". Sean's a great guy. I love him to pieces. He's a good guy. We had five or six that we played together. It was great.

Don Dokken - But I really felt that in Dokken, we were missing what we're famous for. That's the harmonies. It's hard to replace Jeff Pilson. Jeff Pilson - he plays with a pick, which I like. I don't like people that play with their fingers. It's not the same. I like Peter Baltes type bass players who play with a pick, and Sean doesn't. So it didn't have a lot of "attack". I needed a really killer singer that was as accomplished as Jeff Pilson. He was sorely missed, you know.

Don Dokken - So I meet Mark Boals, who's played with Ted Nugent. He did four albums with Yngwie Malmsteen and he's a great lead singer. I didn't really ask him if he wanted to play in Dokken because I figured that he's a lead singer and that's what he does. So we had a gig a couple of months ago, and he was doing those acoustic gigs with me, and he said, "I play bass". So I said, "let's play a show together and see how it goes". So I rehearse with Mark on vocals and Mike and Me, and it sounded amazing. As you see on the internet, people go, "I saw Dokken and the harmonies were awesome." So I said, "do you want to be the bass player?" He said, "Yep", and I said, "OK, you're in."

Don Dokken - So that's it. It wasn't like Sean was fired or anything. It's just that Sean's got his solo stuff going on. I think he was doing some stuff with Sons Of Anarchy, and he's got other projects going on and other groups he plays in. I just thought...I need a bass player to say what I need to hear, and that was, "I just want to be in Dokken". That's what Mark said. "I'm not trying to promote myself. I'm happy not to be the lead singer. I'm happy to back you up, and if you can't hit all those high notes you used to when you were young, I can take care of that." So, it's awesome, and he's a super nice guy.

The Classic Metal Show is heard Saturdays from 9pm to 3am EST at www.theclassicmetalshow.com

 
Fri
07
Nov

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Charges DROPPED!

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Friday, November 7, 2014
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's charge of attempting to procure a murder has been withdrawn.
 
Rudd appeared in Tauranga District Court on Thursday and was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
Rudd's lawyer, Paul Mabey, QC, said on Friday afternoon that the Crown solicitor withdrew the charge after a meeting with Mr Mabey and police.
The Crown solicitor said there was insufficient evidence to justify the charge, Mr Mabey said.
Mr Mabey said Rudd would defend the threatening to kill charge.
 
He described the drugs possession charges as minor.
The Crown Solicitor's office confirmed the charge had been withdrawn.
"Mr Rudd has suffered unnecessary and extremely damaging publicity as a result of widespread and sensational reporting of a very serious allegation, which on any basis was never justified," Mr Mabey said.
Rudd was considering any possible remedies, he said.
 
Stuff.co.nz
 
Fri
07
Nov

MAGNUM New Digital & Vinyl Single Out November 14

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Friday, November 14, 2014
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The British melodic hard rock group MAGNUM have confirmed new release dates for the upcoming single "On Christmas Day" on Steamhammer / SPV. "On Christmas Day" is a re-recorded new version of the same song, which appeared on the original version of the 1994 album "Rockart". The single contains a long version of the song and a shorter radio edit and on top a brand new recording of the song named "Born To Be King"

The digital version will be available worldwide (except UK) on November 14th, the 10" vinyl version in Germany on November 14th and Europe (except UK) on November 17th.
In the UK the digital version and the 10" version will be available on December 1st!

 
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 created the single’s artwork, explains that the idea for the cover "was based on some documented facts about the men in the trenches around Christmas in 1914."  Carol singing was said to have been heard going back and forth between the trenches from both sides. Some documents state that on Christmas day a small amount of soldiers ventured in to ‘no mans land’ where they exchanged food, cigarettes and souvenirs. There are some reports that a game of football was also played.”
 
MAGNUM live 2014
 
23.11. CH-Zug - Chollerhalle
24.11. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
26.11. D-Bochum - Zeche
27.11. D-Osnabrück - Rosenhof
28.11. D-Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
29.11. NL-Haarlem - Patronaat
01.12. UK-Cambridge - Junction
02.12. UK-Sheffield - The Corporation
03.12. UK-Preston - 53-Degrees
04.12. UK-Middlesbrough - Empire
05.12. UK-Bilston - Robin 2
07.12. UK-Porthcawl - Planet Rockstock

MAGNUM live 2015

06.02. UK-Liverpool - Arts Club
07.-09.02 UK-Butlins Minehead - Giants Of Rock Festival
17.-18.07. SE-Stockholm - Väsby Rock Festival
31.07. SE- Rejmyre - Skoksröjet Festival
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www.magnumonline.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MAGNUM/130643409137
www.spv.de

 
 
Fri
07
Nov

BAILEY 'In The Name of the King' Video Launched

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Friday, November 7, 2014
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BAILEY
'In The Name of the King'
(Official / New Studio Album / 2014)
 

  
BAILEY are pleased to present the new videoclip 'In the Name of the King' taken from the forthcoming album 'Long Way Down' to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on December 5th in Europe and December 9th in North America.
 
The video was directed by Emmanuel Mathez and can be enjoyed on Youtube following this link: http://youtu.be/IQ6ThVSNaiM
 
The song can be downloaded now, along with the other song from the new album 'Bad Reputation', for all the fans who will be preordering the whole album now on iTunes via this link: http://geni.us/BaileyLWDiTunes
 
You can also pre-order the album now on Amazon here: http://geni.us/BaileyAMZ
 
Fri
07
Nov

MRF4 Poster Shirt Re-Print Pre-Orders

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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LONG SLEEVE NOW AVAILABLE!! SEE BELOW FOR PAYPAL LINKS
 
 
This is a one-time opportunity to purchase a MelodicRockFest 4 POSTER SHIRT.
 
I am doing a once only reprint of the shirt that was available at the recent MRF4 event.
These were very expensive shirts to manufacture, due to the number of colours involved, so numbers were limited.
 
So this is one more chance to get the shirt. These are PRE-ORDERS. Delivery will be in appox. 4 weeks.
 
PLEASE NOTE – Prices INCLUDE Shipping.
 
All shirts will be shipping from USA, so there are two price/shipping options. One for all USA residents and one for anyone living outside the USA (International Orders)
 
Pre-order via Paypal Links. 
PLEASE INDICATE WHAT SIZES WHEN ORDERING!
 
 
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2 Shirts - $60.00
3 Shirts - $80.00
 
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Thu
06
Nov

VAN HALEN Rumored To Be In Mixing Stage For New Album

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
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As has been the case in the past, everything concerning VAN HALEN this year has been shrouded in mystery and secrecy.
 
But it’s getting close to "go" time again.
 
I have heard from one of my reliable sources that recording of the new VAN HALEN album is complete and the songs recorded are now in the mixing stage with a well-known big name mixer (more on that soon...).
 
I’m told that Eddie and Alex Van Halen are the only members present for the mixing stage.
 
This news ties in with a very similar time frame from 2011, when the band went public in November of that year about their new album A Different Kind Of Truth, which was released in February 2012.
 
Stay tuned for more!
 
Thu
06
Nov

TOTO XIV - Lukather & CJ Vanston Comment Exclusively

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
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The first quarter of 2015 has some massive releases coming your way.
 
One of the biggest is the hugely anticipated new TOTO album. The album, right now going under the working title Toto XIV, is currently being mixed in Los Angeles.
 
Band guitarist Steve Lukather tells me they are up to track 7 of 11.
 
He was also kind enough to drop me a new quote on the upcoming record.
 
Luke says: “This new music is amongst the best we have ever tried to make. It is everything people love and or hate about our band. Haha…
The songs have hooks and depth and the production and sounds and playing are filled with blood sweat and soul. We did NOT phone this record in for $ and a tour! This record was born out of litigation, pain and loss…and for Mike P who could use a miracle about now.
It has brought us very close as brothers reflecting back at a lifetime of amazing highs and painful lows.
Fans will be the judge. I hate hyping things! No one ever lives up to their own hype. We are proud of it though and have worked hard on it.”
 
And co-producer CJ Vanston added his own update for me: “We’re all excited as our first mixes for the new Toto album is finished. Good times at the Treehouse (my studio) yesterday as we were all digging the sound and direction we came up with. I couldn’t be more pumped, these guys have taken everything up a huge notch on this one!”
 
Luke recently announced the band’s 2015 touring lineup: “It will be Me, Paich, Steve Porcaro, David Hungate, Joe Williams, Keith Carlock, Lenny Castro, Jenny Douglas and Mabvuto...FULL European tour to be announced asap. USA + world to come as well!"
 
Previously Luke has commented on the upcoming album: "The record we're making is real hi-fi. It has that big, obnoxious production that people who love our music are really going to love: big harmonies, big synths, big guitars, big grooves, great virtuoso musicianship, and classic Toto melodies. Everybody sings on the record. It's very fresh-sounding."
 
Stay tuned for more updates!
 
In related news, this is a new anniversary piece with Steve Lukather and David Paich focusing on Toto's 'Hydra', released On Oct. 30, 1979-- http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/10/30/toto-hydra/
 
 
Thu
06
Nov

JOEL HOEKSTRA All-Star Side Project With Russell Allen

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
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Newly annointed Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra (TSO, Night Ranger, Rock Of Ages) is also working on a side project that he plans to complete a full length album with for 2015 release. 

The lineup is:

Russell Allen - vocals
Joel Hoekstra - guitar
Vinny Appice - drums
Tony Franklin - bass
Derek Sherinian - keyboards
Jeff Scott Soto - background vocals

 
So far there are 7 songs are fully tracked, which are being mixed and a negotiation with a prominent label is underway to make it a full length release, to be released by the 2nd quarter or 2015.

 
 
Thu
06
Nov

AC/DC Drummer Rudd In Bizarre Murder Procurement Charge

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
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UPDATE: AC/DC Comment: "We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil's absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year."
 
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure a murder in New Zealand.
 
According to stuff.co.nz Rudd was charged after police raided his home on the Tauranga waterfront at Matua this morning.
He has also been charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
Police said a 60-year-old man was expected to appear in court today.
 
Rudd is the only Australian-born member of the band. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his co-musicians.
 
Last month, AC/DC fuelled rumours of a falling out with Rudd after sharing a promotional photograph of their new line-up — minus the drummer.
The snap features singer Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams, guitarist Angus Young, and Stevie Young, who has stepped in to replace his uncle Malcolm Young, who is battling dementia.
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
Wed
05
Nov

NIGHT DEMON Debut Out January 2015 via SPV

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Monday, January 19, 2015
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Debut album Curse Of The Damned out on 19 January 2015
 

Steamhammer/SPV are set to start into the new year 2015 with a new promising US Metal band: Hailing from the city of Ventura an hour north of Los Angeles, NIGHT DEMON is a classic metal trio consisting of Jarvis Leatherby (bass, vocals), Brent Woodward (guitars) and Dusty Squires (drums) . The band has completed work on their debut full-length album Curse Of The Damned, featuring eleven brand new original tracks, and is slated for an early 2015 release on January 14 (Scandinavia),  January 16 (Germany) and January 19 (rest of Europe) as CD, LP (+ bonus track) and download.

NIGHT DEMON unite the three members’ musical inspirations and influences ranging from old-school metal greats such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Riot and Saxon to punk legends The Misfits. But whilst the band`s music proudly exhibits these roots, it does so in a manner contemporary with modern times in every aspect.

NIGHT DEMON released their self-titled debut EP in April 2013, and to coincide with their massively extensive Europe tour of Spring 2014, they put out an expanded edition of the EP with four additional tracks. The Europe tour saw NIGHT DEMON successfully sign a european record deal with Steamhammer/SPV. They are currently garnering new converts in every town on a full North American Fall 2014 tour with RAVEN, and are primed for plenty of solid worldwide touring in the immediate and long-term future.

Tracklisting:

CD version

1. Screams In The Night

2. Curse Of The Damned
3. Satan

4. Full Speed Ahead

5. The Howling Man

6. Heavy Metal Heat

7. Livin' Dangerous

8. Mastermind

9. Run For Your Life

10. Killer

11. Save Me Now

LP version

Side 1
1. Screams In The Night
2. Curse Of The Damned
3. Satan
4. Full Speed Ahead
5. The Howling Man
6. Heavy Metal Heat

Side 2

1. Livin' Dangerous
2. Mastermind
3. Run For Your Life
4. Killer
5. Save Me Now
6. Road Racin`(bonus track)

European Tourdates 2015:
31.01. D-Würzburg - Posthalle (Metal Assault Festival)
07.02. D-Saalfeld - Klubhaus
14.03. D-Potsdam - Club Charlotte
21.03. D-Stuttgart - JH Hallschlag
03.04. NL-Stadskanaal - Very Eavy Fest
25.04. CH-Sargans - Karibik Bar

more dates will be added soon

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www.nightdemon.net

https://www.facebook.com/nightdemonband

www.spv.de

https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial
 

 
Wed
05
Nov

SCORPIONS Classic 'Blackout' on Limited SACD Release

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Audio Fidelity Records To Release Scorpions "Blackout" On Limited Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD

Rock fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is releasing rock legends Scorpions most successful album "Blackout" on limited edition numbered hybrid SACD! "Blackout", their eighth studio album, is Scorpions at their peak...it is the band's 1982 break-through album that made them global superstars. Every song is a gem and this album contains a splendid balance of pop/rock, power ballads and catchy hard rock. Scorpions dish-out fist-poundin' anthems like the top ten hit "No One Like You" then turn around and offer the soul stirring ballad "When the Smoke is Going Down".

Klaus Meine is a singer who knows how to wring the last ounce of impact from each song.The band sounds great as highlighted by the fast-paced performances of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs. Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz add a tight and powerful drum and bass bottom."Blackout" is the band's most solid and rockin' album. Dieter Dierks production is immaculate. A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the album.

" 'Blackout' just flat out kicks butt and is one of the most highly anticipated releases in our history." - Marshall Blonstein, Audio Fidelity President

Tracks
1. Blackout       
2. Can't Live Without You       
3. No One Like You       
4. You Give Me All I Need       
5. Now!       
6. Dynamite       
7. Arizona       
8. China White       
9. When The Smoke Is Going Down   

Production
Dieter Dierks - producer, engineer
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/scorpions-blackout

 
Wed
05
Nov

BAI BANG Head For Studio With New LineUp, New Album in 2015

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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After been doing gigs all over the world (Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA, UK, Sweden), BAI BANG are now ready to put the new album together.
 
There are some songwriting and recording in progress right now. The band has also undergone some changes in lineup since last album "All Around The World' in 2013.

The new lineup is as follows:

Diddi Kastenholt / Lead Vocals
Jens Lundgren / Guitar
Christopher Svensson / Bass
Oskar Wennberg / Drums

The new album is due to be released in 2015!
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Wed
05
Nov

LYNN ALLEN 'Retro Maniacs 1982 - 1988' Limited edition Out Now

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Lynn Allen - Retro Maniacs 1982 - 1988
 
Track Listing:
 
01 Tell Me
02 Leave Me Alone
03 Bad Reputation
04 No Good To Me
05 I See The Look In Your Eyes
06 Can't Stay Away
07 Reputation
08 Rich Girl
09 It's You
10 Solo
 
limited edition
 
For the first time on CD, this exclusive limited edition press – of 500 only.
 
Featuring bio and never before seen archive pictures.
So what is Retro Maniacs? Even in 2014, there still remain in small numbers all over the world,
a hard core following of music lovers faithful to the 80’s genre of AOR.
Even more when it’s American made and dates back to that very decade and it
doesn’t get any better than Lynn Allen.
 
The CD itself comprises the obscure debut 4 track EP as well
as a collection of rare demos recorded around the mid to late 80’s,
plus outakes from Look At Me i'm The King All tracks have been digitally remastered
by J and D Music at Rich Bitch Studios, Birmingham, England, giving theses tracks the quality that will please the true melodic rock fan.
It’s a worthy addition to any CD collection and a must have for lynn Allen die hards.
 
LynnAllen - Retro Maniacs 1982 - 1988 Sept 2014 Cat. No. ABR009
 
 
 
Wed
05
Nov

Rat Pak Records Set To Release LYNCH MOB "Sun Red Sun"

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE LYNCH MOB "SUN RED SUN"

  

    

  

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE LYNCH MOB "SUN RED SUN"
 
Lynch Mob "Sun Red Sun" is the bands 11th release and was written and recorded by the same line up as the "Sound Mountain Sessions" EP (Lynch/Logan/Crane/Coogan). "Sun Red Sun" once again highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan & George Lynch and showcases their ever evolving songwriting abilities. Mixed & mastered by Chris "The Wizard" Collier" (Lynch Mob/Lita Ford/KXM), "Sun Red Sun" offers up straight forward rockers like "Believers of the Day" and "Play The Game",  as well as more groove-oriented cuts like "Erotika" and "Subliminal Dream".  The CD also features a dynamic George Lynch guitar solo track called  "Black Waters" as well as an acoustic ballad called "Sun Red Sun", which is a tribute to the late great Badlands singer Ray Gillen. The release also features a cover of Bad Company's "Burnin' Sky" and includes four re-mastered bonus tracks from the original Sound Mountain Sessions EP: "Slow Drag",  "World of Chance", "City of Freedom" and "Sucka"! Official release date is Tuesday December 9th, 2014.
 
PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/LYNCHMOB    
 

         

LYNCH MOB "SUN RED SUN" - NEW ALBUM - AUDIO TEASER

 

 

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: www.RatPakRecords.com/LYNCHMOB

     

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/LYNCHMOB   

 

 

 
Wed
05
Nov

NEONFLY Release Official Lyric Video For 'Heart Of The Sun'

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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'Fresh from a sold out rampage across the UK with Dragonforce on their 'Maximum Overload' World Tour melodic metal rockers, NEONFLY, have released the Official Lyric Video to their epic track 'Heart Of The Sun' as a taster from their hotly anticipated second studio album 'Strangers In Paradise'.  This proggy epic utilises themes and artwork from the album proper courtesy of US artist Jorge 'Qetza' Garza who provided the Meso-American & Aztec visualisations that adorn the album cover.
 
The Official Lyric Video can be viewed here:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmiMP8zwyKs
 
'Strangers In Paradise', produced by Dennis Ward (Angra, Michael Kiske, Krokus, Pink Cream 69, Unisonic), is released in Europe on 28th Nov, the UK on December 1st and the US on December 2nd on Inner Wound Recordings.
 
To celebrate their new release, and to preview some of the new tracks, NEONFLY have lined up a launch party gig on November 20th at London’s 02 Islington Academy2 with support from long time friends, the excellent Night By Night, and young metal hopefuls Night Screamer.  With a line-up that channels a multiplicity of inspiration from AOR, Metal, Prog and Rock this is shaping up to be a fantastic night to remember.  NEONFLY are looking forward to rocking the UK capital and meeting and thanking some of their fans post-show.
 
Tickets including album pre-order bundles can be purchased here:
 http://neonfly.bigcartel.com/products

Tickets can be purchased here:
 http://www.o2academyislington.co.uk/event/71418/neonfly-strangers-in-paradise-album-launch-party-tickets
 
NEONFLY have already been confirmed for the main stage at the 2015 Masters Of Rock Festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic and have a raft of exciting new tour dates TBA.  Watch this space!

Check out their Facebook page for the latest news:
https://www.facebook.com/NeonflyUK

 
Wed
05
Nov

ALLEN LANDE 'Bitter Sweet (Official Lyric Video)'

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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ALLEN LANDE
'Bitter Sweet (Official Lyric Video)'
 


 

 
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