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30
Jun

POWER QUEST Announce New Album ‘Sixth Dimension’ And Dragonforce Tour

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Power Quest, the renowned melodic power metal band based in the UK, will release their long awaited 6th album "Sixth Dimension" on October 13th via Inner Wound Recordings in Europe/USA and on October 11th in Japan via Marquee/Avalon. The album cover, once again designed by Felipe Machado Franco, can be seen below.
 
Steve Williams commented "We are all so excited about this record, probably more so than ever before. I think it has the classic PQ stamp and then some!"
 
The album, the first PQ album since 2011, will contain 9 songs (plus a bonus track for the limited edition CD and for the Japanese market).
 
"Sixth Dimension" track listing
01. Lords of Tomorrow
02. Starlight City
03. Kings and Glory
04. Face the Raven
05. No More Heroes
06. Revolution Fighters
07. Pray for the Day
08. Coming Home
09. The Sixth Dimension
 
The album will be available in standard jewel case CD, limited edition digibook and also limited edition vinyl. The standard jewel case CD edition is available for pre-order via the links below.
 
 
The band are thrilled to announce that they will be touring the UK as Special Guests of power metal legends Dragonforce in October 2017 taking in 11 shows up and down the country.
 
 
Keyboardist and founder member Steve Williams commented "It's going to be a real blast touring the UK with my mates Sam, Herman and the rest of the DF lads. Can't wait to get started and I think it's a package that all UK power metal fans have wanted to see for a long time..and now it's here! See you on the road!"
 
Power Quest Tour Dates 2017
July 16 SOS Festival, Manchester UK
Aug 18 Sabaton Open Air Festival, Falun SWE
Sep 2 Evoken Festival, Tokyo JAP
Sep 3 Evoken Festival, Osaka JAP
Sep 6 PPUSA Festival, Atlanta USA
 
As Special Guests of Dragonforce
Oct 4 The Garage, Glasgow UK
Oct 5 Riverside, Newcastle UK
Oct 6 Fibbers, York UK
Oct 7 Corporation, Sheffield UK
Oct 8 Sound Control, Manchester UK
Oct 11 O2 Academy, Birmingham UK
Oct 12 Globe, Cardiff UK
Oct 13 Electric Ballroom, London UK
Oct 14 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth UK
Oct 15 Forum, Tunbridge Wells UK
Oct 16 Booking Hall, Dover UK
 
Headline Shows
Oct 26 Trillians, Newcastle UK
Oct 27 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton UK
Oct 28 Fuel, Cardiff UK
Oct 29 Underworld, London UK
 
Power Quest online
 
Inner Wound Recordings online

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Fri
30
Jun

JAVA Have A 'Change Of Heart' With Archive Recordings

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Limited Edition of 1000 copies only all numbered!!! JAVA  - Change Of Heart, Out August 25 via Escape Music.
 
JAVA is:
 
Rosella Santoro: Lead vocals and Keyboards
Rob Deegan: Bass guitar and backing vocals
Darran Bridge: Drums and backing vocals
Martin Latham: All Guitars and backing vocals
 
Produced by: Guy Bidmead  (Motorhead, Whitesnake, Cozy Powell, Bernie Marsden, Jon Lord, Crawler, Grand Prix and Exciter etc)
Engineered by: Guy Bidmead & Dennis Herman
Recorded 1987 at Chestnut studios In Farnham,Surrey
Mixed: 1987 Mediterranean studios, Ibiza
Mastered by: Evo Mastering Lab

Founder Java members Rosella Santoro (keyboard and lead vocals) and Rob Deegan (lead guitar and vocals), had spent a couple of years playing together in a band which primarily gigged at working men's and social clubs around London in the early eighties. Although they had written several of their own songs, they never really had the opportunity to air them on the club circuit and eventually, having tired of covering other groups pop songs, they decided to seek 'musical' pastures new elsewhere.  Rob especially, who had been brought up on a diet of progressive rock and heavy rock  in the late 60's and early 70's, wanted to play music with a much harder edge.
 
They initially teamed up with Chris Britton, guitarist and original member of the British rock band 'The Troggs'. They wrote some songs and did some studio work together but nothing ever came of it.
 
In early 1985, Rosella auditioned for a local rock band which had an outstanding lead guitarist (Martin Latham). She eventually persuaded Martin to join her and Rob to help form a new melodic hard rock outfit, the result of which was 'Java'. They quickly auditioned a bassist and started out as a five piece. However, the bassist left and Rob, who appreciated Martin's superior axe skills, opted to play bass, thus reducing the lineup to a quartet.
 
With influences ranging from Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Ozzy and Heart amongst others, the band's fusion of hard edged rock with a melodic female vocal soon started to get Java a lot of bookings in and around London. A couple of drummers came and went before Rosella poached Darran Bridge from another local band. With the lineup now complete Java started to become very popular on the London rock circuit, playing The Wellington, The Rock Garden, The Ad Lib Club, The Marquee and many other of the established venues that London had to offer.  It was whilst supporting Girlschool in early spring 1986, Java were approached to make a video for their track 'Helpless' which was later released on a Kerrang rock compilation entitled 'Powercuts'.  Regular reviews in the music press and in magazines such as Metal Hammer and Kerrang also contributed to their popularity. Kerrang featuring Rosella as a “Lady-killer” several times.
 
Meatloaf and John Parr came to Darran's parents' house for dinner courtesy of Chrissy Harwood (RCA Records) who was a family friend.  Java had just finished recording a set of demos at the Padded Cell studio in Slough (where Go West were also recording tracks for their debut album).  John and Meat played Darran their "Rock and Roll Mercenary" song which was being aired on British TV live the following evening. Darran reciprocated and played Meat and John some of the demo tracks. John Parr in particular was really interested in and liked what Java had been recording. He thought the demos truly revealed Java's budding potential as a serious rock outfit.
 
Java also sent the same demos to the American TV network NBC who were looking to promote unsigned bands from the UK. NBC planned to shoot a video and secure a record deal back in the USA.  Out of hundreds of demos sent, 4 bands were picked (Java being one of them) and the band was filmed live performing at the Guildford Stoke Hotel. The following day the video shoot continued at an outside location using Guildford Castle as a backdrop.  NBC intended to air the video on American TV, and back it up with the possibility of a US tour.  This was a very exciting time for Java.
 
In June of 1987 Java started work on their first and only album to date. They recruited the services of Guy Bidmead, a producer with credits to his name such as Motorhead, Whitesnake and Exciter. The album was recorded in The Chestnut Studios in Farnham, Surrey and was eventually mixed in July of the same year at The Mediterranean Studios in Ibiza.
 
Following extensive airplay on local radio and despite attracting interest from several major record companies, the 'inevitable deal' never materialized, which sadly led to the breakup of Java later that same year.
 
Shortly after this Rob was asked by a local newspaper why the band had split when everything seemed to going so well. His reply was as follows:
 
"We (Rosella and me) tried to stay positive for the sake of the band, but it was a hard thing to do, especially when we came so close to success without actually getting any where. We always believed it would happen and that the allusive record deal was just around the corner, but it wasn't to be. I've always said if someone puts you down or criticizes you, you just have to keep on believing in yourself and the rest will happen. Unfortunately, one band member didn't share that same conviction. Despite achieving all that we did, particularly in such a short space of time, it appeared that success wasn't happening fast enough for him. As a result the momentum stopped and the band ground to a halt and to say I felt disappointed was a massive understatement."
 
However, 30 years on the songs are now finally going to see the light of day.
 

 

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Thu
29
Jun

TANK Enlists DAVID READMAN For Vocalist Spot

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TANK have successfully recruited Pink Cream 69 vocalist David Readman into their ranks to replace the recently departed ZP Theart who is now a full time member of US rockers Skid Row.
 
Cliff Evans: 'We're really pleased for ZP and hope that everything works out for him. He's always been a massive fan of Skid Row so it must be so cool for him to be able to front those guys on stage and sing the songs he's grown up with. We'll miss touring and recording with ZP but we wish him all the very best for the future'.
 
Mick Tucker: 'We recorded one of our best albums with ZP ('Valley of Tears') and shared the stage for many great shows around the world during the three years that we worked together. He will be missed but as usual we thrive on a challenge and are constantly looking to up our game and push the boundaries that little bit further. We've always been an admirer of Readman's particular vocal style and range but never thought the opportunity would arise where it would be possible for us to work together'.
 
David Readman: "It feels great to make music with a British band with a vast musical history. It's been over 20 years since I played in a British band, this is a sort of home coming for me. Mick also lives in the Netherlands, so many connections, I couldn't miss this one.'
 
In recent years TANK have been fronted by some of the best rock vocalists around including former Rainbow frontman Doogie White, who recorded the 'War Machine' and 'War Nation' albums plus former Dragonforce and current Skid Row vocalist ZP Theart who's featured on the best-selling album, 'Valley of Tears'. With the addition of David Readman means that TANK can once again move forward into unchartered territory and take their trademark style of British rock to a whole new level.
 
Readman's first live appearances with TANK will be in Hamburg (Pussy Galore) on July, 7th and the Rockharz Festival in Ballenstadt, Germany on July, 8th.
 
Here's a little taster of what's to come from the new David Readman fronted TANK:
 
 
TANK – lineup:
David Readman (vocals)
Mick Tucker (guitars)
Cliff Evans (guitars)
Randy Van Der Elsen (bass)
Bobby Schottkowski (drums)
 
TANK – official website:

 

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Thu
29
Jun

KEE OF HEARTS Debut Out September 15; Video Premiere

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Frontiers Music Srl, is pleased to announce KEE OF HEARTS, another collaborative vision by Frontiers' President, Serafino Perugino and overseen by the unstoppable Alessandro Del Vecchio! The debut album by Kee Of Hearts will be released on September 15, 2017! Checkout the first song and video, “A New Dimension”, to be released from the album here:
 

 
You can pre-order the self-titled debut here: http://radi.al/KeeofHearts
 
Listen to the first single, "A New Dimension" on Spotify here: http://radi.al/KeeofHeartsSpotify
 
KEE OF HEARTS is a new band built around two true melodic rock superstars: Tommy Heart, singer of Fair Warning and Kee Marcello, former Europe guitarist. With a line-up rounded out by Ken Sandin (Alien) on bass and Italian drummer Marco Di Salvia (Pino Scotto), the guys started working on the album in late 2016.
 
With their songwriting strongly focused on melodic rock songs, the album came to completion under the direction of producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Hardline, JORN). It covers a wide spectrum of styles with much attention given to crafting great hooks masterfully played by musicians that know how to deliver the goods!
Musically, the band operates in a territory defined by Scandinavian AOR meeting German melodic hard rock with influences from the classic U.S. AOR giants (think Giant, Journey, etc.). All in all, another unbeatable melodic rock release from Frontiers!
 
TRACKLISTING:
1. The Storm
2. A New Dimension
3. Crimson Dawn
4. Bridge To Heaven
5. Stranded
6. Mama Don’t Cry
7. Invincible
8. S.O.S.
9. Edge Of Paradise
10. Twist Of Fate
11. Learn To Love Again
 
PRODUCED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
STUDIO: Ivorytears Music Works Studios, Somma Lombardo, IT
RECORDED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
MIXED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
MASTERED BY: Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, L.A., CA
 
BAND MEMBERS:
Tommy Heart: vocals
Kee Marcello: guitars
Alessandro Del Vecchio: keyboards, backing vocals
Ken Sandin: bass
Marco Di Salvia: drums
 
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Wed
28
Jun

STYX 'The Mission' Debuts at #6 on Billboard Rock Chart

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June 27, 2017 -- STYX’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed 16th studio album, THE MISSION, has rocketed to the top of various Billboard’s charts thanks to a solid album that has connected with their longtime fans as well as new fans who are discovering them for the first time.
 
THE MISSION’s chart positions:
 
#6 Top Rock Albums
#11 Physical Albums
#11 Vinyl Albums
#13 Current Albums
#14 Billboard Top Albums
#16 Retail
#17 Mass Merch/Non-Traditional
#29 Digital Albums
#45 Billboard 200 (includes catalog and streaming)
 
THE MISSION--which was recorded over a two-year period at Blackbird Studios, The Shop, and 6 Studio Amontillado in Nashville--displays the best aspects of the ongoing in-harmony musical intersection of the six-man STYX team: the guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, original bassist Chuck Panozzo, drummer/percussionist Todd Sucherman, and bassist Ricky Phillips.
 
The term “masterpiece” has shown up in many rave reviews of THE MISSION right out of the gate:
 
“The entire band is firing on all cylinders...There is a theme and flow here that is edgy yet comfortable, astral yet grounded...The band gives us so many places to live, and we can call each of them home. It may be too early to call it a masterpiece, but I can safely say that Styx has released one of the best albums in their catalog, and that’s saying a whole lot.”   -- Scott Itter, DrMusic.org,    May 18, 2017
 
“Overall, 14 years is a wait but it is worth the wait. It really showcases that Styx is extremely prudent about their craft, how each part is interwoven like the finest silks to a tapestry in order to present that tapestry to the Emperor of an empire. The harmonies, arrangements, progression, and the story telling is something that Styx longs for in an album. In a world of instant gratification and that “here today, gone tomorrow” mentality of the music industry, Styx has shown why they have been a band for 45 years... masterpiece known as THE MISSION...   --Matty Douglas, Muenmagazine.net,     June 13, 2017
 
THE MISSION is quite simply a musical masterpiece. Kudos to Styx for putting out a record this bold and this brilliant after 45 years.”    -- David "Gus" Griesinger, Backstageaxxess.com,
                                                            June 16, 2017
 
Meanwhile, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON and very special guest star DON FELDER—formerly of the Eagles— kicked off the “United We Rock” U.S. summer tour last week to packed houses and rave reviews. Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities are on sale now. A video trailer can be seen here.
 
 

 

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Wed
28
Jun

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Signs Worldwide Deal with Nuclear Blast

MSF signs worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast;
announces new studio album for spring 2018
plus North American tour!
 
Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerised the rock community since the 70's with his characteristic guitar play and contributed not only to SCORPIONS classics such as 'Lovedrive', 'Coast To Coast' and 'Holiday', but also constructed himself a monument during his time in UFO by writing hits like 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Rock Bottom' among others. His playing has influenced several generations of guitar players enormously.

Back in 1979, the "German Wunderkind" decided to be his own boss. He founded the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP aka M.S.G. and released the masterpieces »Assault Attack« and »Built To Destroy«, the live legacy »One Night At Budokan« as well as the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP pearls »Perfect Timing« and »Save Yourself«. Around that time, outstanding musicians such as Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG etc.), Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE etc.), Cozy Powell (ex-JEFF BECK etc.), Chris Slade (AC/DC), Pete Way (UFO etc.) and Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE) were all invited by Schenker to play with him. M.S.G. also became home of great vocalists, most notably Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet (ex-RAINBOW etc.) and Robin McAuley. Those guys were also a part of the comprehensive MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, whose celebrated Tokyo show was released as live CD, DVD and Blu-ray this March recently passed.

Now the time has come for Michael Schenker to move another step forward: He fulfills the long-awaited dream of all hard rock fans by etering the studio as MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST. The band have just started the recording process for a brand-new studio album with producer Michael Voss. Its release is set for spring 2018 through Nuclear Blast, the band's new record label.

Comments Schenker, "I am very happy to have signed with Nuclear Blast Records and I am looking forward to releasing a killer MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST studio album in the spring of 2018. The album will bring together past and present in the form of 3 original M.S.G. singers - Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley - and the current MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK vocalist Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW). Keep on rockin'!"

With this latest signing, a long-desired dream came true for the South Germany-based label. Owner Markus Staiger grew up with Michael Schenker's music and is also one of his greatest admirers. "I'm proud to be able to work with the ultimate guitar god, Michael Schenker. He has always been my idol and he's the reason why I started to play the guitar when I was 13 years old. But I was ungifted in that area, so I had to stop and decided to found a record label instead. It's a great day and I feel happy just like back in the day when I was listening to »Lovedrive« and »Michael Schenker Group« for the very first time, and went nuts! Thanks!"

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be playing several shows this year, including two German performances at Bang Your Head!!! Festival and Capitol Offenbach.

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - Tour Dates:

2017

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST
featuring 3 original M.S.G singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley

15.07.  D         Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
15.10.  J           Tokyo - Loud Park Festival
25.10.  D         Offenbach - Capitol
27.10.  E          Santander - Escenario Santander
28.10.  E          Pamplona - Auditorio de Burlada
29.10.  E          Barcelona - Razzmatazz
31.10.  NL        Zoetermeer - De Boerderij
02.11.  UK       London - o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
03.11.  UK       Sheffield - o2 Academy
04.11.  UK       Manchester - o2 Ritz
05.11.  UK       Hull - City Hall

Meet & Greets: www.michaelschenkerfest.com

2018

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST
featuring 3 original M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley plus Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK)

03/06  USA     Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore
03/07  USA     Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
03/09  USA     Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
03/10  USA     New York, NY - Irving Plaza
03/11  USA     Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
03/12  CDN     Montreal, QC - Club Soda
03/14  USA     Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
03/16  USA     Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
03/17  USA     Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
03/18  USA     Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
03/19  USA     Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
03/22  USA     Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
03/24  USA     San Jose, CA - Events Center
03/25  USA     Anaheim, CA - The Grove
03/26  USA     Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
03/27  USA     Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
03/29  USA     Denver, CO - Cervantes Ballroom
03/31  USA     San Antonio, TX - Vibes Event Center
04/01  USA     Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
04/03  USA     Tampa, FL - The Ritz

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More info:
www.michaelschenkerhimself.com
www.facebook.com/michaelschenkerrocks
www.twitter.com/MW_Schenker
www.nuclearblast.de/michaelschenkerfest

 

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Tue
27
Jun

Sing For The Day! - TOMMY SHAW and Contemporary Youth Orchestra TV Special

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STYX FRONTMAN TOMMY SHAW CELEBRATES THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF THE BAND’S MOST ICONIC PERFORMANCES
IN THE PREMIERE OF THE 2016 SPECIAL SING FOR THE DAY! TOMMY SHAW AND CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
ON SUNDAY, JULY 9 AT 10pE
 
The Career-Spanning Set Includes Beloved STYX Hits, as Well as Classics from Shaw’s Acclaimed Solo Albums and His Time with the Supergroup Damn Yankees
 
LOS ANGELES – June 26, 2017 -- Classical music and classic rock collide as AXS TV presents STYX frontman Tommy Shaw in the premiere of the 2016 concert special SING FOR THE DAY! TOMMY SHAW AND CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA—airing Sunday, July 9, at 10pE. The broadcast follows the season premiere of the popular AXS TV original series ROCK AND ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR at 9pE/6pP, which features Shaw and STYX with Sammy Hagar backstage at the Venetian Theater in Las Vegas.
 
“Ten years after STYX and CYO performed for the first time together, I’ve joined forces with them again, this time for a solo acoustic symphony show!,” said Shaw about the special.
 
SING FOR THE DAY! was filmed live at the Waetjen Auditorium in Cleveland, OH, in May of 2016, commemorating the 10TH Anniversary of STYX’s landmark collaboration with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra with an unforgettable night of music. Wielding a mandolin and an acoustic and electric guitar, Shaw sails through a career-spanning set of STYX hits, solo favorites, and more, backed by the impressive 115-piece teenage orchestra and choir. Highlights include soaring renditions of the STYX staples “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Renegade,” “Sing For The Day,” and “Blue Collar Man,” as well as Shaw’s acclaimed solo hits “Diamond” and “The Great Divide,” Damn Yankees classics “High Enough” and “Come Again,” and many more, delivering an incredible one-of-a-kind experience that music lovers of all ages won’t want to miss.
 
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. The network’s hit franchise series include THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR; THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS; GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE; and AXS TV FIGHTS.
 
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Tue
27
Jun

7TH HEAVEN Releases 'Luminous' on CD, USB & Digital

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7th heaven releases "Luminous", a 10 song feel-good collection of Pop/Rock songs that will transcend generations.
 
Released last week, it has already entered the Billboard charts, and is on the path to chart #1 in the East North Central Region Billboard Charts.
 
Established in Pop-Rock, 7th heaven is from a 5-member Chicago act. 7th heaven plays over 200 shows a year, has sold over 100,000 CDs, has a Worldwide fan base and plays to over one million people each year.
 
In 2014, 7th heaven charted on the Billboard Charts for 17 weeks, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Spectrum". 
In 2011, 7th heaven charted on the Billboard Charts for 21 weeks, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Pop Media". 
In 2010, 7th heaven charted again on the Billboard Charts, and went #1 in the East North Central Region with "Jukebox". Also that year the band charted with
"U.S.A. - U.K." and "Merry Christmas in Chicago"
 
7th heaven has been able to develop their own unique brand of rock music that proves that the fundamentals of great pop rock song still ring true with their new release "Luminous"
 
Track Listing:
01. Home
02. Beautiful Life
03. Midwest Girls In The Summertime
04. Always
05. If You Change Your Mind
06. Contact
07. Forget About Me
08. Eyes Wide Open
09. So Wonderful
10. S.O.S.
 
MUSIC VIDEO FOR "BEAUTIFUL LIFE"
 

 
Line-up on this CD:
Adam Blair Heisler (Lead Vocals)
Richard Hofherr (Lead Guitar / Keyboards / Vocals)
Nick Cox (Guitars / Vocals)
Mark Kennetz (Bass / Vocals)
Mike Mooshey (Drums)
 
Produced & Engineered by: Richard Hofherr & Adam Blair Heisler
Mixed & Mastered by: Richard Hofherr
 
Buy A Copy Here:  Direct from Band (Worldwide) *  iTunes *    Amazon.com (U.S.)
Listen to the whole CD right now here: SoundCloud
Check out 7th heaven at - 7thheavenband.com
 
 

 

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Tue
27
Jun

HELL IN THE CLUB Will 'See You On The Dark Side' Sept 15

 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming studio release by HELL IN THE CLUB, See You On The Dark Side!
 
The album will be out on September 15. Check out the first song and video, “We Are On Fire”, to be released from the album here: 
 

 
SEE YOU ON THE DARK SIDE is available for pre-order now: http://radi.al/HellInTheClub
 
You can stream "We Are On Fire" on Spotify here: http://radi.al/HellInTheClubSpotify
 
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, HELL IN THE CLUB is a killer hard rock/heavy metal band. Think of a playlist comprised of your favorite ‘80s hard rock bands like Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and the like mixed with the cream of the crop of ‘80s heavy metal like Ronnie James Dio,  Helloween, and other giants of the era. Now, imagine if all those classic songs started to play over each other and overlap and merge with one another and you’ll start to have a sense of Hell In The Club’s sound. Familiar, yet wholly unique. Riffs, big hooks, catchy choruses, and gang vocals are the order of the day as they mix classic hard rock and modern sounds, heavy metal and party songs, fifties rock’n’roll and anything in between.
 
Of their new album SEE YOU ON THE DARK SIDE, lead vocalist Dave says, “The album sounds great, our best production with our most ambitious arrangements to date, but still with a rough and kickin' edge which has been our trademark since the beginning. As usual we've been melting all our inspirations and what we like in music and made a unique blend - pure 100% Hell in the Club - in these 11 tracks that contain a lot of different shades, melodies, power, heavy riffs, big choirs, sweet tunes and also a full swing/jazz orchestra this time!”
 
Bassist Andy Buratto had this to say about the new video, “We Are On Fire”: The videoclip of "WE ARE ON FIRE" is dirty, sweaty and powerful. “It represents the actual status of Hell in the Club! Flames, Energy and Rock'n'roll. Yes indeed...we are on fire!”
 
Hell In The Club has staked a serious claim in the European metal scene based on a lot of hard work over the years. They’ve toured extensively in Europe and the UK with the likes of Crashdiet, Jettblack, Crucified Barbara, and appearances at Sonisphere Festival, Basin Fire Fest, Heineken Jammin’ Festival, and more. It should also be noted that Andrea (Andy) Buratto is also a member of Italian progressive metal legends Secret Sphere and vocalist Dave is also the singer for popular folk/power metal band Elvenking.
 
HELL IN THE CLUB will make you dance, sing along, raise your fist in the air, and bang your head with their songs! Rock ‘n roll AND heavy metal is the law!!
 
TRACKLISTING:
1. We Are On Fire
2. The Phantom Punch
3. Little Toy Soldier
4. I Wanna Swing Like Peter Parker
5. Houston, We’ve Got No Money
6. A Melody, A Memory
7. Showtime
8. The Misfit
9. Withered In Venice
10. Bite Of The Tongue
11. A Crowded Room
 
PRODUCED BY: Simone Mularoni and Hell in the Club
STUDIO: Domination Studio + Artesonika Recording Studio (vocals and big band), Music Ink (dobro and mandolin)
RECORDED BY: Simone Mularoni + Ivan Moni Bidin and Aydan (vocals), Federico Pennazzato (dobro and mandolin)
MIXED BY: Simone Mularoni
MASTERED BY: Simone Mularoni
 
BAND MEMBERS:
Dave - Vocals
Andy - Bass
Picco - Guitars
Lancs - Drums
 
HELL IN THE CLUB LINKS:
• Official Website: http://www.hellintheclub.com/
 
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Fri
23
Jun

NUCLEAR VALDEZ Unearth Archives For Special LP Release

 
Cult rockers NUCLEAR VALDEZ have reached back into their vaults for a collection of unreleased music, just released on a limited edition LP.
 
"More than 20 years since our first album was released, we are frequently flattered by fans expressing how much our music meant to them. We are often asked if we have a new album in the works. So far, the answer has been no. But for a while now, we’ve been thinking of issuing an album of unreleased songs for our fans around the world. With the encouragement of a few close friends, the idea grew and soon we were rummaging through our old tape archives.  So, what you have here is not an album of new songs, but a collection of old songs from the time of our previous albums. Songs that never went beyond the demo stage. We hope and hope and hope that you will enjoy them in all their low-hi-fi glory." --Nuclear Valdez
 
01 Give Up On You 02 Trapped in Time 03 Queen 04 Tear for a Smile 05 19 06 Come Inside 07 Rose Colored Glasses 08 Dead Siobhan 
 
 
 

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Fri
23
Jun

MelodicRock Records Artist Update

 
MRR is excited to present 3 more advance audio tracks from albums coming up by: RIAN, FICTION SYXX & JAN AKESSON'S SHADOW RAIN
 

 
And the DON BARNES 'Ride The Storm' album is now listed at Digital Outlets for preorder. However, the only way to get the bonus disc/tracks is to grab the CD.
 
 
 
Google Play - http://bit.ly/2t1m7fT
 
 
 
 
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Thu
22
Jun

AOR Heaven Announce August 26 Titles: DA VINCI & LIONHEART

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AOR Heaven are happy to announce two additions to their roster! After a successful performance at Sweden Rock Festival two weeks ago, 80’s UK Melodic Rock/ NWOBHM band LIONHEART will release their second album “Second Nature” in Europe via the German label on August 25. Norwegian 80’s Melodic Rock legends DA VINCI will unleash their comeback release “Ambition Rocks” on the same day world-wide on AOR Heaven except for Norway & Japan.
 

 
 
With the release of “Ambition Rocks", their first album in 25 years, and with a new lineup, AOR & Classic Rock band Da Vinci returns with brand new songs.
The group was formed in Norway back in 1986, and after a short round with demos, the band got a record deal with Polygram Norway and released their debut album the following year.
Looking back on the Norwegian melodic rock of the 80’s, one of the bands to leave a major impression were undoubtedly Oslo’s Da Vinci. Enjoying as much radio play and charting nationally in the same league as Return, Stage Dolls and TNT, Da Vinci released two albums, ”Da Vinci” and ”Back in the Business” and a single in 91 “Ain't No Goodbyes/ Blame it on the radio”.
 
Their greatest hits were “Forever in My Heart” and “Tarquinia” from the first album; and “Call Me a Liar” and “9&10” from “Back in Business”. DaVinci was touring constantly from late 86 to 92 and did over 600 performances in Norway. They also played as support for Status Quo on their Christmas Remedy tour in 1989 in Great Britain together with Ole Evenrude. The last concerts were two gigs at Wembley Arena. They split up in 93, but Selboskar, Westlie and Aass continued to write songs together for a few years. Some of these demo songs were illegally released in Europe.
 
Jarle Måløy moved to the north of Norway. Bjørn Boge started Street Legal together with Bjørn Olav Lauvdal and Selboskar was in the band on keys several years. Gunnar Westlie formed his own band called Tjugods and Lars Aass started working as a songwriter at Waterfall Productions. In 2004 Selboskar and Westlie started to write AOR songs together again and formed Eidsivating with the drummer from Son of Angels, Geir Digernes, and after some years with a lot of songs and different members, this project ended up in today’s Da Vinci.
“Ambition Rocks” was produced by Sverre E Henriksen and DaVinci; drums recorded in Oslo at Klang Studios with Johnny Skalleberg. The album was mixed by Sverre E Henriksen in hangar 7 and mastered by Nick Terry. Artwork & videos by Dag Selboskar.
 
Band: Gunnar Westlie - guitar, Dag Selboskar - keys, Erling Ellingsen en - vocal, Roy Funner - bass, Bjørn Olav Lauvdal - - drums
 
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LIONHEART was formed in late 1980 by Dennis Stratton (lead guitar/backing vocals, ex-Iron Maiden), Jess Cox (lead vocals, ex-Tygers of Pan Tang), Steve Mann (lead guitar/backing vocals, ex-Liar), Rocky Newton (bass guitar/backing vocals, ex-Wildfire) and Frank Noon (drums, ex-Def Leppard). The band began playing gigs including regular shows at London's Marquee Club but had problems maintaining a consistent line-up. The core personnel of Dennis, Steve and Rocky remained but various singers passed through the band including Rueben Archer, John Farlham and Bob Hawthorn. They eventually settled as a 4-piece with Dennis and Rocky sharing lead vocal duties. The drummer's stool was variously occupied by Les Binks (ex Judas Priest), Niko McBrain (ex Trust and subsequently Iron Maiden) and Clive Edwards (ex Wild Horses).
 
Between 1981 and 1984 LIONHEART played regular live shows and filled the support slot for tours by both Def Leppard and Whitesnake. In between gigs they spent many hours writing and recording demos of new songs while searching for a record deal. It wasn't until 1984 that CBS Records in the USA offered them a contract, by which time they had recruited Chad Brown on lead vocals. They flew over to Los Angeles in March 1984 to record their debut album Hot Tonight with Kevin Beamish in the production chair and session man Bob Jenkins, who had previously worked with Leo Sayer and Kiki Dee, on drums. The album was recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys and mixed at Kendun Recorders.
 
Upon their return to the England LIONHEART recorded a high-budget video for the single Die For Love. The late comic genius Rik Mayall played the part of the mad professor, which in later years achieved cult status on YouTube due in part to the wonderfully wooden acting of the band! Unfortunately, planned UK tours as support to Kansas and Foreigner were cancelled at the last moment. Promotion of the album suffered and LIONHEART found themselves in limbo. Chad Brown left the band in 1985 to be replaced by Keith Murrell, with Toby Sadler coming in on keyboards. More demos were recorded with the new line-up but unfortunately the momentum had been lost and the band eventually broke up. Rocky went on to record backing vocals on 2 Def Leppard albums and join Michael Schenker with Steve, while Dennis spent 15 years with Praying Mantis.
 
In 2016 Dave Herron, promoter of the Rockingham Festival in Nottingham, asked LIONHEART to reunite for one performance and all original members, apart from Chad Brown, did so. The reunion created quite a stir, not least within the band itself, and it was decided to carry on with the subsequent recording of a new album followed by an acclaimed appearance at Sweden Rock.
The new record, Second Nature, was created between November 2016 and May 2017 and was produced, engineered and mastered by Steve Mann in his own studio in Hannover. A mini tour of Japan with Praying Mantis was scheduled for June/July with further UK shows with Airrace in November/December. The album release on AOR Heaven throughout Europe is set for 25th August.
 
Band: Lee Small (lead vocals), Dennis Stratton (lead guitar / backing vocals), Steve Mann (lead guitar / backing vocals), Rocky Newton (bass guitar / backing vocals), Clive Edwards (drums)
 
Live with Praying Mantis:
30/06/2017 Umeda Club Quattro - Osaka - Japan
01/07/2017 Toyosu PIT - Tokyo - Japan
 
Live with Airrace:
30/11/2017 Fuel - Cardiff - Wales
01/12/2017 Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton - England
02/12/2017 The Underworld - London - England
03/12/2017 Hard Rock Hell - Sheffield - England
05/12/2017 The Cluny - Newcastle - England
06/12/2017 Bannermans - Edinburgh - Scotland
 
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Wed
21
Jun

Swedish Rockers RIAN Launch Debut Album & Single 'Out Of The Darkness'

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MelodicRock Records is once again tapping into the magic that is Sweden’s reservoir of talent to bring you a monster debut album from one of the country’s best young bands.
We’re very excited to announce the signing of RIAN – a melodic hard rock trio from Stockholm.
 
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RIAN’s melodic hard rock sound is a unique combination of 80s AOR with a modern American rock sound.
 
MRR is very excited to launch the band's debut single, the lead song and title track, 'Out Of The Darkness' with this official video for the song:
 
 
Buy the single now via iTunes: http://apple.co/2swMA56 Apple Music: http://apple.co/2sxnTW1
 
RIAN - 'Out Of The Darkness' Debut Album ($15 + $5 shipping worldwide) Out July 22 (Pre-orders ship early)
 
 
 
RIAN is:
Richard Andermyr: Vocals, Guitar
Jan Johansson: Drums
Jonas Melin: Bass
 
The guys have spent the last year working on their debut album ‘Out Of The Darkness’ with producer Daniel Flores (Mind’s Eye, Find Me, The Murder of My Sweet). Frontman Richard Andermyr was a fan of Daniel’s work and wanted to see if he could imagine mixing their recordings. After listening to the demos, he instantly understood the potential and said that he was ready to not only to mix, but also to produce and record their album.
 
The result is ‘Out Of The Darkness’, a powerful, melodic hard rock record that is filled with hooks, harmonies and a gritty edge that gives them an original sound. 
Their influences are many, including Bon Jovi, Chicago, Dokken, FM, Gary Moore, Giant, Journey, Metallica, Skid Row, Toto, Van Halen, Warrant, Whitesnake and Winger.
 
Richard Andermyr discovered his songwriting skills in the late 90s. In 2000 he moved to the USA for studies and teamed up with metal band Black Prizm. Back in Sweden Richard formed the hard rock band Whisperwave, who reached the finals in the Emergenza Festival 2 years in a row and were invited by Europe’s Ian Haugland to play live on the Swedish radio station “Rockklassiker”.
 
After spending some years playing covers, writing new material and building up his home studio, Richard teamed up with drummer Jan Johansson (Flower Punch, Kitto) in a new cover band. The musical connection was instant. Jan having heard some of Richard’s recordings, convinced him they needed to quit the cover scene and focus on original melodic hard rock. After auditioning several bassists, they found the right bass player in Jonas Melin (Asparagus, U R in Hot Water) and the lineup was complete.
 
The guys rehearsed and recorded demos in Richard’s basement; in the beginning of 2016 they started to see a strong album forming. They were right.
 
RIAN’s powerful debut album will be released worldwide on July 22 via MRR.
 
A video for RIAN’s title track ‘Out Of The Darkness’ will debut in the coming weeks.
 
 
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Wed
21
Jun

MelodicRock Records Welcomes ADRIANGALE!

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It is with great pride and enthusiasm that MelodicRock Records can announce the addition of two super stars of the melodic rock scene to the label. We’re talking none other than Vic Rivera and Jamie Rowe, collectively known as ADRIANGALE!
 
AdrianGale has signed to MRR for their next studio album, which is under way currently, with plans to take it slow, get everything perfected for a release in early 2018.

And of course, with a new start comes a new logo, commissioned by MRR and designed by the label’s long-time collaborator Nello Dell'Omo.
 
 
Andrew McNeice, MRR: “I’m so excited to have these two fine gents involved in the label. Vic and Jamie are two of the nicest guys in the business and my friendship with both goes back as far as the very first AdrianGale release. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Vic on the Poley/Rivera album, but now I get the chance to work with one of the finest names in melodic rock. We will all work together to make the new AdrianGale album their most exceptional yet. I’ve given orders to both Vic and Jamie to just go crazy. Go nuts. Make it big, make it loud and make it a statement.”
 
Vic Rivera: “It’s been a long time coming, but I’m elated that Jamie and I have joined forces with our great and trusted friend Andrew and MelodicRock Records to herald in a new era for AdrianGale!
It already feels like home - we’ve cultivated a tremendous amount of respect and friendship for one another over the course of the last 17 years, and it’s with those principles in place that we set upon this endeavor. Jamie and I have a unique and undeniable chemistry on all levels that we feel has translated to the music we’ve made and we’re eager to continue on with that tradition. Of course, we have you, our incredible fans (friends, really), to thank for liking what we do in the first place – words can’t express the amount of gratitude and love we have for you all, and we can’t wait to bring you new music!”
 
Jamie Rowe: “It’s a really great feeling to know that our long-time friend, Andrew with Melodic Rock Records, is going to release the next chapter of AdrianGale music!
Over the years, I’ve had my hand in a number of projects and AdrianGale is clearly a stand-out amongst them. The chemistry that Vic Rivera and I share is evident and I feel we make some of the best melodic hard rock in the modern era.  What started as a studio project in 2000 has evolved into a true collaboration based on a strong friendship, mutual respect, and a love for what we do. It’s always a joy to record music that people want to hear… and the A/G fans are worthy of our best! We plan to give it to them.”
 
Stay tuned for progress updates and teasers into the recording process and look for the band to pop up for select live appearances.
 
2018 will be the year of the ‘Gale!
 
 
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Tue
20
Jun

JAN AKESSON'S SHADOW RAIN Signs to MRR For August Debut

MelodicRock Records is very pleased to announce an extension of the relationship with S.A.Y mastermind Jan Akesson, working with the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/producer on his debut solo album ‘Ascension’, set to be released August 26 under the moniker Jan Akesson’s Shadow Rain.
 
Jan Akesson's Shadow Rain is an intense, in your face hard rocking rollercoaster that is both unique and melodic as well as very familiar to fans of the debut S.A.Y album, released on MRR in 2015.
Guitars and menace run through the album’s 10 tracks, whilst each throws in a hook and melody that draws you back in for more.
 
Tracklist:
 
01. I Can’t Tell You No
02. The Promised Land
03. City Of Light
04. Into The Fire
05. Sound Of A Broken Heart
06. A Sound For Death
07. After The Love Is Gone
08. Cross The Universe
09. Love On The Run
10. Fool For Your Loving
 
Jan Akesson's Shadow Rain is:
Jan Akesson: Vocals, Guitars, Backing Vocals
 
Additional Musicians:
Sven Svantesson - Lead Guitars
Lasse Johansson - Bass
Jens Westberg - Drums
 
Produced, Mixed Mastered by: Jan Akesson
Recorded at Ump Unlimited Music Production
 
 
 
 
JAN ÅKESSON BIOGRAPHY
 
Sweden based multidimensional musician Jan Åkesson, was born in October 1965 and is known for his works with hard rock band StoneLake. Åkesson started playing guitar in 1978 and became a songwriter early in his life. In 1984 he got to know singer Peter Grundström while playing lead guitar in the band “Ravage”. Grundström was lead singer of the band “Whitelight” which Åkesson became a member of in the fall of the same year.
 
In 1987, Åkesson left ​Whitelight and wanted to pursue a career and a sound that was more guitar-oriented and harder. He went on to form new bands: “Why Not”, “Perfect Stranger” and “Dr. Blue”, playing many very successful gigs and making several acclaimed recordings.
In 1994 Jan decided to step back  from live performance to concentrate on writing and producing songs in his new studio on the emerging digital recording platforms that would soon come to dominate the music industry. The studio he created in 2005, was called “UMP”, which is an abbreviation of: “Unlimited Music Production”.
 
After the split from Whitelight, who later changed their name to “Kee Avenue”, singer Peter Grundström was enrolled to join “StoneLake”. Åkesson and Grundström became a successful songwriting team and released several albums and singles on different record labels.
 
In 2008 they were invited to write all the music for the project “Solna” and shared the credits with well-known artists from the industry such as Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray), Alex De Rosso (Dokken), Rob de Luca (Lynch Mob, Sebastian Bach) and Pamela Moore who is known for her work with classic band Queensrÿche.
 
In 2015 the duo formed the project “S.A.Y.” and released the critically acclaimed album: “Orion”. Reviewer Kieran Dargan of the site “Rocktopia” wrote: “... the musical class on show here is simply too good to ignore. A rather fabulous little album that is well deserving of a home in your collection”.
 
Åkesson has been busy as a songwriter for different genres of music as well as hard rock, and has written pop music for numerous artists in Japan, but also hard rock music for artists such as “Liv Moon” and produced punk covers that were released on the album “MAX! - Punk it!”.
 
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Unlimited Music Production: ​www.facebook.com/UnlimitedMusicProduction
 
Look for ‘Ascension’, from Jan Akesson’s Shadow Rain to be released wide and far by MRR on August 26 alongside the debut Fiction Syxx album ‘Talk Dark Secrets’.
 
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Mon
19
Jun

FIREWORKS Issue 75 Out Now - MR. BIG Cover

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MASSIVE 148 PAGE ISSUE #79 OF FIREWORKS OUT NOW!!
 
Not only do we have some great interviews with the likes of Mr Big, Kobra & the Lotus, Warrant, Jethro Tull, Harem Scarem, Ritchie Kotzen, Jorn Lande, Ten, Seether, Dragonforce, Bonfire, Iced Earth and many more, we also have OVER FIFTY pages of reviews, the largest reviews section of any music magazine in the UK, with in-depth, intelligent discussions and opinions.
 
Do you remember the 80s and early 90s, in a time before the internet dominated our lives, when there was a large number of Rock fanzines giving us all the latest news and reviews that you wouldn’t find in the majors? Titles like AOR Basement, Boulevard, Voltz, Frontiers, Hard Roxx and many more. We surely do, and in this issue Rob Evans takes a look back at those titles and chats with some of those involved, in Part 1 of ‘Read ‘Em And Weep’.
 
Keeping Rob company on Memory Lane is Dave Reynolds as he takes a detailed look back into 1974, a year that saw debut releases from the likes of KISS, Rush, Bad Company and Kansas!
Add in our usual features:  Sisters In Rock, Breaking Bands, The Vinyl Countdown, Unsung Heroes, Take 5, The Expert’s Guide and Bands That Time Forgot, along with our free 52 page pdf on our CD (download link for outside UK) then there is an insane amount of reading packed into 200 pages … plus 90 mp3 songs to listen to – and all for the crazy low price £5.99 plus postage!
 
 
 
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Thu
15
Jun

GUN Album 'Favourite Pleasures' Released September 15

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'FAVOURITE PLEASURES' – RELEASED SEPTEMBER 15 VIA CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL and ANNOUNCE DECEMBER LIVE DATES / CO HEADLINE SHOWS WITH INME
 
GUN's seventh studio album, 'Favourite Pleasures' – out on September 15 - stands proudly alongside the very best of their work. The band will be showcasing tracks from the album in 3 live dates in December.
 
Informed by a back-to-basics approach tempered by an innate sense for melody, the record was made in the band's own Morse Code studios in Paisley. It's an album that dances on a knife-edge, one that can turn on a single note from the raw pain of emotions hitting the rocks, to an unbridled celebration of hedonism.
 
From the pile-driving opener 'She Knows' to the infectious, glam-stomping of 'Here's Where I Am', this is the GUN you know and love.
 
But there's a new GUN here too - 'The Boy Who Fooled The World', resplendent in naked honesty, is a little-seen look at another side of the band as they go back to a time of innocent ambition, hungry to break out and seize the world. They don't hold back and neither will you.
 
'We wanted to go back to our rockier roots and I think we've achieved that,' says frontman Dante Gizzi. 'GUN will always have tons of melody – over the years that's been instilled in us annd it's what we love, and we love playing those songs live – but I think with this one, we've become tougher. I'm also looking forward to playing Glasgow's Barrowlands, The Electric Ballroom in London and the Academy in Manchester – we have had great gigs at all these venues and it's 2 years since we played the Barrowlands – a venue which we were born to play'
 
Dante is also quick to offer credit where it's due. 'The introduction of new guitarist Tommy Gentry has added so much more to the band and to the sound, and it's a welcome change,' he says. 'This is the toughest album we've done in a while. It's up there with 'Swagger' and 'Taking On The World'.'
 
'These songs mean so much to us and now that they're ready, we can't wait for people to hear them and see them live." asserts Dante. 'Of course, we'll be playing the hits, but these songs stand up to those and then some.'
 
He's not wrong. Across the album's ten tracks are songs that encompass all that's good and great about GUN – melodies, instantly memorable riffs and an unabashed, unrestrained desire to rock out. These songs are truly their Favourite Pleasures – and soon they'll be yours. 
The first song out of the traps is the album's title track, played exclusively on Planet Rock on 12th June. As told by Dante, with a glint of mischief in his eye 'The title was inspired by a friend of ours who was into S&M, big time, and it was a side of him that not many people knew about,' confides Dante. 'He'd go on tour working with us and whatever his weekly per diem was, it would be spent in a day on hookers and sex shows the moment we hit Amsterdam and Hamburg and all those places.'
Dante quickly adds: 'Those were his favourite pleasures… mine aree a lot different from that.'
 
Favourite Pleasures Track List:
She Knows
Here's Where I Am
Favourite Pleasures
Take Me Down
Silent Lovers
Black Heart
Without You In My Life
Tragic Heroes
Go To Hell
The Boy Who Fooled The World
 
Catch GUN live:
JUNE
17th Stone Free Festival, The O2, London
DECEMBER
2nd Glasgow Barrowlands (Headline Show)
8th Manchester Academy 3 (Co-Headline with InMe)
9th London Electric Ballroom (Co-Headline with InMe)
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Thu
15
Jun

ALICE COOPER Details His 'Paranormal' Release

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ALICE COOPER RELEASES FIRST SINGLE "PARANOIAC PERSONALITYOFF THE FORTHCOMING PARANORMAL OUT JULY 28

Last Thursday evening on his radio program, "Nights With Alice Cooper," ALICE COOPER debuted the first single, "Paranoiac Personality" off the forthcoming album Paranormal.  As previously announced, Paranormal features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the Alice Cooper band and also has guest appearances by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Roger Glover of Deep Purple. The album is out July 28 on earMUSIC and can be pre-ordered via Amazon and iTunes today. There will also be a limited run of blood-red vinyl available at indie retailers across the country.
 
The guitar-driven "Paranoiac Personality" is a perfect entry point to Alice's searing rock record. An album that explores the fringes of society, the end of the world, encounters with the devil and more. Paranormal was produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple). In addition to the new studio album and the two new recordings from the original Alice Cooper band, fans will receive a bonus of six live tracks recorded at one of Cooper's 2016 shows in Columbus, OH. 
 
Alice Cooper's North American tour also kicked off this week. He'll join up with Deep Purple beginning in August. Highlights include The Greek in Los Angeles on August 13 and Jones Beach on August 26. Alice Cooper is on a world tour throughout 2017. Full North American tour dates below.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies
3. Fireball
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
9. Rats
10. The Sound of A
 
New studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. Genuine American Girl 
12. You And All Of Your Friends

Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:
13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School's Out

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
Jun 09 ­­- Vetter Stone Amphitheater ­­- Mankato, MN
Jun 12 ­­- Paramount Theatre ­­- Denver, CO
Jun 13 ­­- Kingsbury Hall ­­- SalSalt Lake City, UT
Jun 16 ­­- Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater -­- Lincoln, CA
Jun 17 ­­- Cuthbert Amphitheatre ­­ - Eugene, OR
Jun 18 ­­- Pepsi Summer Outdoor Concert Series -­­- Airway Heights, WA
Jun 20 ­­- Rabobank Theater ­­- Bakersfield, CA
Jun 21 ­­- Pechanga Theater ­­- Temecula, CA
Jun 22 ­­- AVA Amphitheater ­­- Tucson, AZ
Jun 24 ­­- KLAQ Streetfest ­­- El Paso, TX

WITH DEEP PURPLE:
Aug 12 ­­- Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan -­­- Las Vegas, NV
Aug 13 ­­- The Greek ­­- Los Angengeles, CA 
Aug 15 ­­- AK Chin Pavilion ­­- Phoenix, AZ
Aug 16 ­­- Isletta Amphitheatre ­­- Albuquerque, NM
Aug 18 ­­- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ­- Houston, TX
Aug 19 ­­- Gexa Energy Pavilion ­- Dallas, TX
Aug 21 ­­- Chastain Park Amphitheatre ­­- Atlanta, GA
Aug 23 ­­- Jiffy Lube Live ­­- Br Bristow, VA
Aug 24 ­­- BB&T Pavilion ­­- Camden, NJ
Aug 26 ­­- Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre ­­- Wantagh, NY
Aug 27 ­­- Xfinity Center ­­- BosBoston, MA
Aug 28  P.N.C. Bank Arts Center ­­- Holmdel,, NJ
Aug 30 ­­- Klipsch Amphitheater ­­ - Indianapolis, IN
Sept 01 ­­- KeyBank Pavilion ­­- Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 02 ­­- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ­-­ Toronto, ON
Sept 03 ­­- DTE Energy Music Theatre ­­-- Detroit, MI
Sept 06 ­­- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ­-­- Chicago, IL
Sept 08 ­­- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ­-­- St. Louis, MO
Sept 09 ­­- Blossom Music Center ­­ - Cleveland, OH
Sept 10 ­­- Riverbend Music Center ­­- Cincinnati, OH

 

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Wed
14
Jun

TOTO Preparing To Celebrate Their '40 Trips Around The Sun'

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TOTO CELEBRATE “40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN” ANNOUNCE FIRST RUN OF DATES & NEW SONY ALBUM IN SUPPORT OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2018

New Album To Be Released On Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings Worldwide In February Of 2018 Will Contain Classic Remastered Hits Alongside Brand New Tracks

 

Los Angeles, CA --- TOTO is pleased to announce the first set of shows in support of the band’s 40th Anniversary beginning in 2018. The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour will begin in February 2018 in Europe. The tour will be the band’s most extensive run in years and will be a worldwide tour to celebrate the band’s enduring career. More shows will be announced shortly. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday.

Along side the launch of the tour, TOTO along with Legacy Recordings have created a brand new Greatest Hits package. also titled: 40 Trips Around The Sun. The album will feature brand new previously unreleased music along side newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team. The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio this past year to work on the material. Full details on that album along side many other projects the band has in the works with Legacy Recordings will be announced at a later date.

“Myself, David, Steve and Joseph are humbled and thrilled at the long lasting success of the band,” Steve Lukather remarked. “This 40th Anniversary tour is going to be a special one for us and all of the fans that come out. On top of all that, it’s really exciting to be working with Sony Music again. We’ve spent a lot of time this year working on new music and re-mastering the older tracks.”

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility. Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.

TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR
2/19 Hamburg, DE - Mehr! Theater
2/21 Dusseldorf, DE - Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
2/22 Munich, DE - Olympiahalle
2/24 Berlin, DE - C-Halle
2/25 Leipzig, DE - Haus Auensee
2/28 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena
3/2 Vienna, AT - Gasometer
3/10 Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum
3/13 Stuttgart, DE - Porsche Arena
3/15 Lille, FR - Zenith
3/17 Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome
3/18 Brussels, BE - Forest National
3/20 Offenbach, DE - Stadthalle
3/23 Bologna, IT - Unipol Arena
3/25 Marseille, FR - Dome
3/26 Toulouse, FR - Zenith
3/27 Lyon, FR -Halle Tony Garnier
3/30 Paris, FR - La Seine Musicale
4/1 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
4/2 Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall
4/4 Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
4/7 Belfast, UK - Waterfront Auditorium
4/8 Glasgow, UK - SEC Armadillo

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Wed
14
Jun

HINDER Announces New Studio Album 'The Reign'

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FEATURING "REMEMBER ME" FIRST SINGLE SPINNING NOW @ ACTIVE ROCK
 

"Remember Me" Radio Adds:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (June 12, 2017)  Multi-platinum rock act Hinder have announced their new studio album The Reign, set for release August 11 via BMG/The End. Please see below for all album artwork and tracklist information. 

For this album, the band dug deep to try to express the emotional struggle of the rock and roll life. They explain: "The constant emotional expenditure that an artist must do in order to always be creating and the ups and downs of a career in music tends to lead to substance abuse and suicides. Unfortunately, the world has lost way too many music legends this way. Overall, this album is definitely darker and heavier than most of the past Hinder albums. However, for our old school fans, it also has a few songs that have that signature 'Hinder' sound."

The Reign includes "Remember Me," a heavy song about trying to get your head above water while buckling under the weight of how you'll be remembered. "With chugging guitars and a wall of sound," says Loudwire, "singer Marshal Dutton’s voice powers through this raucous new track." The song is now available for download and streaming.


Album Tracklist:

01. The Reign
02. Burn It Down
03. King Of The Letdown
04. Remember Me**
05. Too Late
06. Another Way Out
07. Making It Hard
08. Drink You Away
09. Play To Win
10. Long Gone
11. Loser’s Salute

**Available Now!


 
Hinder is fresh off their major U.S. tour with Nonpoint and Nine Shrines, and will be performing select shows leading to the album release: 

7/13 – Harker Heights, TX – All Bottoms Up
7/14 – Chickasha, OK – Legends 
7/22 – Goshen, IN – Elkhart County Fair
8/04 – Malone, NY – Franklin County Fair
8/19 – Lapeer, MI – Lapper Days Festival
Tickets

 
About Hinder:
Multi-platinum rockers, Hinder, have sold over 3.8 million albums, more than 7.5 million singles,garnered north of 130 million video views, racked in 80 million spins on Spotify, and counting. On May 13, 2016, they released their first-ever acoustic EP Stripped.

Stripped followed their fifth full-length album When The Smoke ClearsWhen The Smoke Clears entered the Billboard 200 while also claiming four other Top 10 chart positions upon its May 12, 2015 debut. With over a decade-long career under their belts, and having honed their chops touring with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Aerosmith and Papa Roach, their album When The Smoke Clears breathed a new sound, and new air, into the ever-evolving band. When the Smoke Clears runs the gamut from rowdy rock to subtle country influence, to memorable pop hooks; all of which retain the DNA-distinct spirit of Hinder. That ability to walk the tightrope between genres, without a net, is something the band has had fun with in creating the new album.

As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success, Hinder’s debut album Extreme Behavior climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and made its way to #6 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album featured one of the biggest songs of the year, "Lips of an Angel" - a Top 5 hit across EIGHT Billboard singles charts (including #1 on Top 40). Their sophomore effort, Take It To The Limit surpassed their debut, peaking at #4 on The Billboard 200, solidifying Hinder as the biggest new breakout rock act and catapulting them into packed arenas worldwide with their explosive live show. Proving they consistently make hit records, the band followed the first two albums up with a #1 Top Modern Rock/Alternative Album (All American Nightmare), and a #3 Top Hard Rock Album (Welcome To The Freakshow).

With increasing social media stats (1.6 million Facebook followers), it’s clear that Hinder fans are along for the ride and as hungry as ever for more.

Photo Credit: Doug Schwarz

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Wed
14
Jun

MR. BIG 'Defying Gravity' Formats Announced, Release Delayed

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MR. BIG ‘Defying Gravity' New Release Date
 
7.21.17 - CD / Deluxe CD/DVD / Digital
8.18.17 - LP / Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box Set 
 
 
 
June 13, 2017 -- Frontiers Music Srl announced full format details and a slightly delayed release date for MR BIG’s new album, ‘Defying Gravity’, pushing it back from the previously announced street date of July 7.
 
The album will be available on CD, LP, deluxe CD/DVD, digitally and a deluxe Collector’s Edition box set that includes: deluxe CD/DVD, LP, poster, numbered lithograph, T-Shirt, sticker. The box set is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide. See artwork below.
 
The CD and LP contain the following tracklisting: 
Open Your EyesDefying GravityEverybody Needs A Little Trouble / Damn I’m In Love Again / Mean To MeNothing Bad (About Feeling Good) / Forever And Back / She’s All Coming Back To Me Now1992Nothing At All / Be Kind
 
The DVD contents are:
Defying Gravity [music video] / Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [music video] / Making of Defying Gravity [video] / Making of Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [video] / Track by track interview. Total length is approximately 65 minutes.       
 
 
The Box set includes: CD/DVD deluxe edition, Vinyl, Lithograph, Poster, Sticker and exclusive T-Shirt (L size only).
 
The first video from the new record, for ‘Everybody Needs A Little Trouble’, was made available on June 5 and can be seen here:  http://bit.ly/2s8c60k . The group are currently on tour in the U.S. and are planning European dates in the autumn.
 
MR. BIG - ‘Defying Gravity’: press release
 
“OK, we’re rolling.” With those three declarative words (spoken by producer Kevin Elson right after the music kicks in on ‘Open Your Eyes’, an instant callback to the beginning of ‘Addicted to That Rush’, the hard-charging lead track on the band’s self-titled 1989 debut), Mr. Big plants the flag between past, present and future with ‘Defying Gravity’, the band’s ninth original studio album.
 
Recorded in just six days at Ocean Studios in Burbank, California, the album reunites Mr. Big with the aforementioned Elson (Journey, Europe, Lynyrd Skynyrd), who is back behind the boards for the first time since helming the band’s first four albums. ‘Defying Gravity’ deftly showcases that patented Mr. Big blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut ’Open Your Eyes’ to the harmony-laden wonderment of ‘Damn I’m In Love Again’ to the nostalgia trip of ‘1992’ (recalling the days when the band was flyng high atop the singles charts with their international smash ‘To Be With You’) to the barnstorming slide-blues closing track, ‘Be Kind’. Overall, the album is prime evidence that the only thing Mr. Big remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence.
 
“It’s inspiring to work with Mr. Big,” observes guitarist/songwriter Paul Gilbert, who penned much of the material on the new album. “I know that any ideas I bring into the studio have to go through our long-established band filter, which means the songs all have to rock, have melody, and put a grin on the faces of all of my bandmates to make the final cut.” What that means is Gilbert, lead vocalist Eric Martin, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Pat Torpey all have to agree collectively on the finished product — as does touring drummer Matt Starr, who also joined in on the studio proceedings this time around.
 
That tried-and-true “all for one, one for all” mentality is one of the main things that fuels Mr. Big to reach for new heights whenever they are recording. “That’s what makes a band a band,” believes Torpey. “I think we all feel that way. It’s not one guy’s vision that the other guys all just follow. We’re always kicking ideas around to come to some kind of consensus. And that makes Mr. Big music what it is.”
 
Adds Sheehan, “I like recording with a sense of urgency. Put a mic in front of us, roll tape, and that should sound like what you’re hearing from us live. When you can create that kind of pressure in the studio in a short amount of time, it makes for better songs — and better performances.”
 
Once Martin got in sync with Gilbert, the album took shape in a relatively short amount of time. “My music tells you more about me than I can actually tell you myself,” the vocalist admits. “And ‘Defying Gravity’ is about ignoring everybody in life who tells you it can’t be done; that it’s impossible to do what you love. You have to stand your ground whenever someone tells you to give up your dream to do anything your heart desires — whether it be as a musician, painter, dancer, or whatever you want to be — in favour of a life that’s safe and conventional.”
 
To a man, Mr. Big couldn’t be more pleased to be working with Elson again. “Kevin Elson is really good at steering the ship through rough waters and making it seem like they’re not rough waters,” Gilbert notes. “He’s a very even-keeled guy — mellow, but he still gets it done.” Concurs Sheehan, “It was glorious and fantastic. Kevin creates an atmosphere of ease and creativity. He’s full of so many ideas. Really a wonderful man.” Torpey adds. “We’ve got a lot of history with him. He’s a great guy, super-talented. It’s not like having a dictator for a producer, just somebody who barks commands. He’s got so much experience, history and pedigree — and he’s also a really good friend, so the vibe in the studio was perfect.” Sums up Martin, “I always loved Kevin because of his musical sense, and I love singing in front of him. Kevin has a different approach that’s more cerebral. He has a lot of ideas like a musician and a songwriter would. Kevin’s a huge piece of our recording puzzle. He’s a musician’s friend. He gets good sounds, and I trust his insight and his criticism. Kevin has the golden touch, and he knows how to make great voices sound even greater.”
 
One of the key tracks on the album, ‘1992’, hearkens back to the glories of much headier days for Mr. Big - albeit with tongue planted firmly in cheek. “That was an incredible period in our lives, right when the rumblings of grunge were starting to happen,” Gilbert points out. “So here I am writing about and tweaking something that was so positive in just about every way, but it did open the world to us. Suddenly, we were playing stadiums in Indonesia, just going all over the place. And to this day, whenever we start a  tour, we end up going all around the world. That whole era, back when we all still had giant hair(!), really opened the door for us. Thankfully, people still gravitate toward the underlying thing that is still important, and that’s the music.”
 
Sheehan adds his own spin: “It’s a song about its own history. It reminds me of Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’, a song where a band looks back and talks about how it all went down in a clever way. And ‘1992’ certainly pops for me from a philosophical point of view.” Muses Torpey, “Who would have thought we would actually be talking about something like this 25 years later? But I’ve had those thoughts myself. It’s really interesting to reflect back like that and actually have it come out in a song. It’s an epic kind of song that’s got the classic rock stuff, the crazy guitar-and-bass stuff, and the big vocals from Eric. It’s a Mr. Big song, no doubt.”
 
Speaking of the band’s inherent instrumental virtuosity, there is plenty of it on display during the middle section of ‘Mean to Me’, where Paul and Billy trade a score of hot licks back and forth. “That song came about very quickly,” Gilbert reports, “and the solo was a first take with no overdubs at all; it was done live with the band. The delay I used helped make it twice as fast, but you still have to be dead-on accurate, and play the notes super-staccato so that it doesn’t get sloppy. Billy, however, does it all for real where no effects were necessary. He battles my technology-aided solo with the pure fire from his hands.” Observes Torpey, “The songs themselves are always important, but we always want to come up with the right vehicle to have some gymnastics between those twin towers of rock, Billy and Paul. That’s a big part of what we do, and we utilise it. I hope the fans like it.”
 
Martin is proud that ‘Defying Gravity’ showcases the best of what Mr. Big has to offer. “There’s something about this band. We’ve been through a lot of stuff together,” he notes, “but there’s a spiritual bond we all share, no matter what. And that raises you up to give the best performance you can for a record that came together so quickly, like this one did.” Adds Sheehan, “This record really seems to fit in with some of my favourite times in music, which were right around ’68 to ’74. The other thing is, Mr. Big is really a singing band, and I love the fact we have that here with the background vocals we were able to add to some of the songs.”
 
For his part, Gilbert is very much looking forward to bringing ‘Defying Gravity’ to life for Mr. Big fans the world over: “We’re aware that we’re going to be playing this music onstage, and we’re no longer just going to be looking into each other’s eyes — we’re going to be looking into the eyes of the audience. We know our audience quite well, and we’re looking forward to seeing their reactions to the album.”
 
Torpey has the final word: “The title says it all: 'Defying Gravity'. We’re still here, and we’re still keeping the ball rolling down that hill. We’re still doing it. The album has a positive message, and that’s what I like about it. We can still fly, even after all these years.”
 
Indeed, Mr. Big’s keen combination of their virtuosic nature with a DNA-infused sense of melody continues to enable listeners the ability to sing along to every word they hear. Not a lot of acts can do that as deftly as Mr. Big does, and ‘Defying Gravity’ finds this still-hungry band collectively leaning into it to push their music into new stratospheres. Climb aboard.
 
MR. BIG:
Eric Martin - Vocals
Paul Gilbert - Guitar
Billy Sheehan- Bass
Pat Torpey- drums
with Matt Starr - drums
Produced by Kevin Elson
 

 

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Tue
13
Jun

ANIMAL DRIVE To Debut On Frontiers in 2018

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Frontiers has had an ongoing successful working relationship with the one and only Jeff Scott Soto for many years now, so when JSS put a band in front of them and told them they HAD TO HEAR IT, they turned up the volume, leaned back, and awaited what would soon wash over their ears. What immediately stood out was the way the singer had such a commanding presence of the hard rock songs that were being performed. So, a conversation was started and a deal has been struck.
 
Frontiers Music Srl is now very pleased to introduce the world to ANIMAL DRIVE, a young and driven hard rock band founded in Zagreb, Croatia in 2012 by singer Dino Jelusic, who is the primary writer and driving force behind the band's sound. Dino was chosen by the late, great Paul O'Neill to tour as a featured vocalist on Trans-Siberian Orchestra's most recent U.S. tour, which is how he crossed paths with Soto and which would ultimately lead to them becoming labelmates.
 
ANIMAL DRIVE's line-up is completed by guitarists Ivan Keller and Alen Luke (who unleash a ferocious twin guitar attack on the listener), Damjan Milekovic on bass, and Adrian Boric on drums. Influenced by legendary bands such as Whitesnake/David Coverdale and SKID ROW with progressive rock and metal elements from Dream Theater thrown in the mix, Animal Drive take their listeners on a wild ride of hard rock bombast.
 
Dino says: "I am more than delighted and excited to be part of Frontiers' machine, the label that Animal Drive's music can relate to in so many aspects, from classic rock, progressive metal, heavy metal, hard rock... Our music contains everything that Frontiers holds right now, and some of the bands that are our biggest influences are signed to the label, which makes us even more excited. Can't wait to share material we have been working on for almost a year now, and can't wait to kick ass!"
 
The band's debut album is expected to be released in late 2017/ early 2018 with a tour in support of the release to follow.
 
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Tue
13
Jun

WAYWARD SONS Debut 'Ghosts Of Yet To Come' Arrives September 15

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Frontiers Music Srl are delighted to announce the release of Wayward Sons debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” on September 15.
 
Pre-order the album here
 
 
Wayward Sons is a UK guitar act made up of Toby Jepson (Vocals/Guitar), Sam Wood (Guitar), Nic Wastell (Bass), Dave Kemp (Keys) and Phil Martini (Drums). They have an impressive resume of groups they have previously worked with – Little Angels, Gun, Spear Of Destiny, Treason Kings and Chrome Molly to name a few - which is reassuring in terms of the band as players, but doesn’t really hint at their sound. Wayward Sons sound nothing like the sum of their parts. The music is hard rock but mixed with a vitality and energy – both musically and lyrically.
 
The band is set to release four videos to support single releases. The videos together will make one short film. You can see the first video (for debut single “Until The End”) here -
 
 
“Ghosts Of Yet To Come” is a hugely accomplished debut album – as might be expected. From the staccato riffing of “Give It Away” to the melodic intro of first single “Until The End”, from the hard rock of “Ghosts” to 4/4 rock of “Don’t Wanna Go”, the album sounds familiar yet of its own. Toby Jepson had the basis of songs written when the band formed. Together they then took these rough song ideas and forged their own sound. Lyrically the album sees Jepson treading a far more personal line than some of his previous output.
 
“I feel I have unfinished business, stories still left to tell, points to make, noise to create, all of the above... besides, it wasn't a choice, more of a need. My intention is very simple. I want to write about what makes me tick; about what I believe in. Hopefully you will believe in it too. It will be warts and all,” says Jepson.
 
The album was produced by Wayward Sons (Toby Jepson’s previous credits as a songwriter and producer include the likes of Katie Melua, The Virgin Marys, The Answer and Toseland) and Chris D’Adda (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds).
 
“Ghosts Of Yet To Come” will at turns surprise, beguile and inspire…
 
Wayward Sons have a series of dates through 2017, with more to follow. Confirmed so far are
 
Wed 26th July 2017                        Bristol, Louisiana headline
Fri 28th July 2017                            Derbyshire, Rock And Blues Custom Show Festival
Sat 29th July 2017                           Kent, Ramblin’ Man Fair festival
Sun 30th July 2017                          Ebbw Vale, Steelhouse Festival
 
Headline tickets are available at www.thelouisiana.net
Festival information is available at
 
“Ghosts Of Yet To Come” is released through Frontiers Music Srl on September 15.
 
 
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Tue
13
Jun

ROCK CANDY Issue 2 Out Now: IRON MAIDEN

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The New ‘Old School’ Rock Mag By The Writers Who Were There
We’re back and we’re louder than ever! After the successful launch of Rock Candy Mag in April, Issue 2 (June-July 2017) is here, packed to the rafters with features and photos from rock’s greatest era, including-
MAIDEN ‘84
MAIDEN '84 - Behind The Scenes On Thee Legendary Poland Tour
Foreigner
FOREIGNER - How They Became Radio Rocck Gods
UFO
UFO - The Classic Era By Pete Way
JUDAS PRIEST
JUDAS PRIEST - Rob Versus Ripper
ANGEL
ANGEL - Eight - Yes Eight - Pages
MÖTLEY CRÜE
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Their Lamesst Tour Cancellation Excuse
SAGA
SAGA - One Man And His Moustache
 
AND NOT FORGETTING-
SAGA
TONY IOMMI Meets Apricot Crumble
Rock Candy Magazine is a new bi-monthly physical mag, with a digital download thrown in. Yes, it’s actually printed on actual paper!

It’s the brainchild of Derek Oliver, Howard Johnson and Malcolm Dome, three Kerrang! writers who lived it all in the ’80s.

It’s aimed at the discerning fan who wants to wallow in nostalgia and relive the glory days of classic rock.

Rock Candy Mag isn’t available in the shops. You can only get it through our website at www.rockcandymag.com

It’s 100 pages of the purest classic rock from the ’70s and ’80s, with no room for punk, new wave, skinny tie pop or post-industrial claptrap! And it’s all treated with respect and illustrated with the finest photography of the era.

Please help us spread the word.

 

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13
Jun

Vocalist TONY MARTIN Begins Work On New Solo Album

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH singer TONY MARTIN has confirmed that the making of his long awaited third solo album has begun. Teamed with drummer DANNY NEEDHAM of Tony Martin's Headless Cross and Venom, and American guitarist SCOTT McCLELLAN, Tony says this collection of songs is currently under the working title of THORNZ. It was previously going to be under the moniker BOOK OF SHADOWS but this was dropped because of other works under the same name.
 
Tony says this is heavier than he has attempted in the past due to the prolific writings of unknown guitarist SCOTT McCLELLAN who contacted him by chance on social media some 4 years ago. He sent Tony a guitar track to check out and this chance meeting grew into a very productive writing period that has resulted in this solo release for MARTIN. He said "Scott really surprised me with his energy. I found that I could pull out the riffs that really work for my voice so I was more than happy to have him involved in the 'TONY MARTIN project'.
 
The album will have 10 tracks, mostly written by Martin and McClellan and some by Martin alone. Apart from the title track of 'THORNZ' - the story of a woman struggling with being abused, there is the previously cited 'BOOK OF SHADOWS' still in the track list along with 'NO SHAME AT ALL', 'AS THE WORLD BURNS' and 'DAMNED BY YOU' amongst others. This promises to open your ears and get your pulse racing. It is missing keyboards completely in favour of guitar based riffs which MARTIN says "... was hard to lose GEOFF NICHOLLS" and felt he could not attempt to replace that part of the sound.
 
He says at 60 years old it is likely to be his last solo project but doesn't rule out future embellishments to his solo career. He added that it would not affect any re connection with SABBATH guitarist TONY IOMMI if and when that happens.
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