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TANGO DOWN Charming Devil Out in August - Preview Title Track!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tango Down is Back and dressed to impress with their latest offering, CHARMING DEVIL! The bands latest offering with vocalist David Reece, Guitarist Scott Miller,  Bassist Ronnie Parkes and Drummer Keith Michaels.

No question, this will be the bands best release to date! Taking all of the best elements from their previous releases, and combining them into one focused precise musical assault on the senses. If you enjoyed Identity Crisis, than you are going to LOVE Charming Devil.

We appreciate everyone being patient with this release, and the wait is almost over as August draws closer.  Both Band, Label and Producer really wanted to take time nurturing it. We took our time with Identity Crisis , and it proved to pay off. No different here, and we couldn't be happier with the results thus far. We are in the home stretch and can see the finish line. We promise that it will be very much worth the wait!

Ty Sims is busting ass as we speak getting the final mix just right. So in the meantime, here's the title track for you to hear and enjoy. 

Due This August on Kivel Records



BOMBAY BLACK Releases 6th Album Walk Of Shame - Out Now!

Monday, July 28, 2014
Bombay Black's 6th Studio Album WALK OF SHAME available NOW.
Bassist Ty Sims said the release of this album was "All work, all drinking, all tongue in cheek and a lot of fun- oh- and GET OFF MY LAWN!!! - damn kids". 
But seriously, Sims and Lead vocalist Erik Johnson put a tremendous amount of work into the production of this album, and the result has been worth the effort. The sound is balls out across the board with strong harmonies and complex arrangements.  It also sees the addition of drummer Barry Whaley who brings his stellar chops to the musical stew which include the full metal onslaught of "Everything You Wanted", the party rock anthem "Sunshine", and the stripper pole funk of "Come Over Here". The latter has already been released as a preview track with overwhelmingly positive response and a record level of pre-sales.

WALK OF SHAME is - in short- Scandalous!

CD dropped on 7/19 and is available via the bands' webpage and on iTunes and Amazon Mp3. Tour dates are also posted on the bands' website at

Since 2003, BOMBAY BLACK have kicked ass across the globe.  They have shared stages with artists such as L.A. Guns, Firehouse, Black Label Society, Vince Neil, the Bret Michaels Band, Black Stone Cherry, Winger, Korn, Warrant, and more.  The style is, as they often describe when asked what genre they belong in, "loud AND obnoxious".  Others describe them as a "Metallica having a good day" or a "snarky, sneering Def Leppard".

Bombay Black is: Erik Johnson (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys), Justin Velte (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Ty Sims (Bass, Vocals), and Barry Whaley (Drums, Vocals).

ADELITAS WAY To Release Third Album 'Stuck' On July 29

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Adelitas Way To Release Third Album 'Stuck' On July 29th 2014
Virgin Records will release Stuck, the third studio album from Adelitas Way onJuly 29. On Stuck, Adelitas Way intensify their brand of hard-edged rock with a tighter songwriting sensibility and a brutal, raw energy. To create the album, the Las Vegas-based quartet joined forces with the Grammy-winning Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, and Queens of the Stone Age) and holed up for eight weeks of nonstop recording in a cabin deep in the woods outside Nashville. The Examiner notes that "This album will take them to the next level and mark their spot as a major rock band."
Fans that pre-order Stuck will receive downloads of their hit single "Dog On A Leash,"  title-track "Stuck," and the recently added track "A Different Kind of Animal" instantly via iTunes.
To celebrate their release, Adelitas Way is hosting an in-store performance at Zia Records in their hometown of Las Vegas on July 31st. The store is located at 4225 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Details on how to gain entry to the show can be found on the band's website
The band will be playing some dates in July and August before heading out with The Pretty Reckless for a fall tour starting on September 10th. All official tour dates can be found below. 
"Dog on a Leash," the lead track from Stuck, is a slow-burner that blends lead-heavy riffs, thunderous drums, haunting guitar tones, and stirring vocals. Singer/songwriter Rick Dejesus explains the track is about "feeling like you need to ask permission to do what you want, like you're under the mercy of someone else, whether it's your boss or an overbearing girlfriend or boyfriend or whoever."
7/18/2014       Detroit, MI                               The Fillmore     
7/20/2014       St. Louis, MO                          The Pageant     
7/22/2014       Chicago, IL                              House of Blues
7/23/2014       Minneapolis, MN                     Myth Live          
7/26/2014       Rapid City, SD                         Rushmore Plaza Civic Center     
7/27/2014       Sioux Falls, SD                       The District       
7/30/2014       Rock Springs, WY                  Sweetwater Events Complex   
8/10/2014       Billings, MT                             MetraPark        
9/10/2014       Boston, MA                             House of Blues*
9/12/2014       Silver Spring, MD                   The Fillmore*
9/13/2014       Philadelphia, PA                     Theatre of the Living Arts*
9/15/2014       Atlanta, GA                             The Masquerade*
9/17/2014       Myrtle Beach, SC                    House of Blues*
9/18/2014       Jacksonville beach, FL          Free Bird Live*
9/19/2014       St. Petersburg, FL                  Mahaffey Theater*
9/20/2014       Lake Buena Vista, FL             House of Blues*
9/21/2014       Fort Lauderdale, FL                Revolution Live*
9/23/2014       Mobile, AL                               Soul Kitchen*
9/24/2014       New Orleans, LA                     House of Blues*
9/26/2014       Austin, TX                                Emo's*
9/28/2014       Houston, TX                            House of Blues*
9/30/2014       Tempe, AZ                               The Marquee Theatre*
10/2/2014       Reno, NV                                 Knitting Factory*
10/3/2014       Portland, OR                           Wonder Ballroom*
10/4/2014       Seattle, WA                              El Corazon*
10/5/2014       Vancouver, B.C.                      Vogue Theatre*
10/8/2014       San Francisco, CA                 Regency Ballroom*
10/10/2014     Los Angeles, CA                    The Wiltern*
10/11/2014     Anaheim, CA                          House of Blues*
10/12/2014     San Diego, CA                        House of Blues*
10/16/2014     Salt Lake City, UT                  The Complex* 
10/17/2014     Denver, CO                             The Fillmore Auditorium*
10/25/2014     Indianapolis, IN                      Deluxe @ Old National Centre*
10/28/2014     Columbus, OH                        Newport Music Hall*
10/29/2014     Cleveland, OH                        House of Blues*
10/30/2014     Toronto, ON                           The Sound Academy*
11/1/2014       Montreal, QC                          Olympia De Montreal*
11/4/2014       South Burlington, VT            Higher Ground Ballroom*          
11/6/2014       Portland, ME                          The Asylum*
11/7/2014       Hampton Beach, NH             Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom*
11/8/2014       New York, NY                        Best Buy Theater*
*Marks dates with The Pretty Reckless - additional dates will be announced throughout the summer.



THRESHOLD Reveal Details of 'For The Journey' Due September

Friday, September 19, 2014
British progressive metal heroes THRESHOLD reveale further info on their upcoming new album For The Journey. The successor for their 2012 output March Of Progress was produced by Karl Groom and THRESHOLD keyboardist Richard West at Thin Ice Studios in England and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox in Finland and will be released on September 19, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

You can already pre-order the album right HERE!

Commented Richard West: “For The Journey is one of our strongest albums and one of the most enjoyable to make. I've probably heard it a thousand times during the recording process, but now that's it's over I still can't stop listening to it!“

The tracklist:

1 Watchtower on the Moon
2 Unforgiven
3 The Box
4 Turned to Dust
5 Lost in your Memory
6 Autumn Red
7 The Mystery Show
8 Siren Sky

Bonus tracks:

9 I Wish I Could - digipak, vinyl and download versions
10 Lost in your Memory (Acoustic Version) - vinyl and download versions

Check out the cover artwork, created by Polish artist Leszek Bujnowski, who THRESHOLD found on the internet.

“He's designed some beautiful pieces and we thought this was a perfect THRESHOLD cover,” stated West. 


Shredguy Records to Release TORE ST MOREN’s “My Way Or The Highway” Album In North America

Friday, July 25, 2014
Shredguy Records to Release TORE ST MOREN’s “My Way Or The Highway” Album In North America.
Shredguy Records will be exclusively distributing the sophomore release from guitarist Tore St Moren in North America starting July 25.
The CD contains eight blistering tracks of melodic hard rock music, and Moren makes his debut on lead vocals on four of those tracks. Joining Moren for this album are Nic Angileri on bass (Khaos, Jorn), John Macaluso on drums (Yngwie Malmsteen, Tnt, Ark), and adding guitar is Espen Rogne.  Special guest vocalists are Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone, Masterplan), and Age Sten Nilsen (Wig Wam, Ammunition).
Shredguy Records’ Michael Mcdowell states “it’s great to be working with tore again and now he is represented by first class management in John B Malden.  These guys are true professionals and the music tore has created with Nic, John, and Espen, is some great ballsy hard rock music with shredding guitar solos. Think 21st century Gary Moore, John Sykes and Ken Hensley. Tore has always been one of our most popular artists on Shredguy and had two instrumentals that actually charted on iTunes back in 2011. He recently finished up a European tour with Jake E Lee, and we are expecting his new album to really break through here in North America.“
The album which was produced by Moren and Jock Loveband will be for sale at the Shredguy Records online stores and

PAT TORPEY Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Friday, July 25, 2014
Los Angeles, CA.  The rock band, MR BIG, announced today that its drummer, Pat Torpey, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and unfortunately will be unable to perform all of his normal drumming duties on the band’s upcoming World Tour in support of the band’s new album, …The Stories We Could Tell.
“ I’ve been dealing with Parkinson’s symptoms for the past couple of years and only recently received a confirmed diagnosis as symptoms worsened.  I intend to fight the disease with same intensity and tenacity that I drum and live my life by and will continue recording and performing, as always, to the best of my ability. “, said Torpey.
MR BIG intends to announce a drummer in the near future whom will handle most of MR BIG’s drumming duties on the Fall 2014 tour and expects Torpey to jump on the drums on suitable live songs as well as participating in the groups acoustic set.

STRYPER Continue To Spread Their Musical Message With New Live CD/DVD

Friday, September 19, 2014
STRYPER Continue To Spread Their Musical Message With New Live CD/DVD
Live At The Whisky Slated for Release in September via Frontiers Records
Stryper is back with their latest release, a live CD/DVD combination called Live At The Whisky. The live recording will be available on September 19 in Europe and September 23 in North America, via Frontiers Records and is truly a must have for any fan!
The concert was recorded at a sold-out show last November at the famous Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. The 16-track collection documents the band’s first show in support of their latest critically acclaimed release, No More Hell To Pay. From the show opener “Legacy” to the final notes of show finale “Soldiers Under Command,” Live At The Whisky documents Stryper’s rich musical legacy that spans over 30 years.
The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitars) and Tim Gaines (bass) showcase the musicianship and songs that garnered the band a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. Live At The Whisky was produced by Michael Sweet is available for pre-order at Amazon at
"We've always wanted to record a live album that captures the rawness of the band and this is it! We couldn't be more thrilled then to have captured this at the infamous Whisky, where it all began for us. After 30 years, we're still proud to do what we do and hopefully it shows. This is an intimate performance, the way it should be."
The DVD of Live At The Whisky also contains the music video for “No More Hell To Pay” and “Sympathy” from their latest album No More Hell To Pay. It also features an interview segment the band recorded for Nashville All Access.  A trailer for the DVD can be seen at
The track listing for Live At The Whisky is:
1) Legacy                                                                        09) The Rock That Makes Me Roll
2) Marching Into Battle                                                    10) No More Hell To Pay
3) You Know What To Do                                                11) Jesus Is Just Alright
4) Loud And Clear                                                           12) Always There For You
5) Reach Out                                                                   13) All For One
6) Calling On You                                                            14) The Way
7) Free                                                                             15) To Hell With The Devil
8) More Than A Man                                                        16) Soldiers Under Command
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up, Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such '80s metal classic albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell With The Devil and In God We Trust. Stryper is also the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated band has sold upwards of 10 million records worldwide. 

WHITE LION and KIX re-issues from Rock Candy Records

Thursday, July 24, 2014
The following three new Rock Candy titles are all available now from for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on 3rd August.
THE STORY OF White Lion is a fascinating tale of triumph over adversity. Sure, you might apply that characterisation to the story of  legions of rock bands, but the birth of their debut album was a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and extreme lows, played out with a backdrop of uncertainty always in ominous view. That they eventually triumphed with this album and also the platinum selling success of future releases on Atlantic Records only goes to show that talent will eventually win the day.
Formed in New York by Danish born singer Mike Tramp and talented guitarist Vito Brata, the band made waves on the local club scene, attracting local management who had connections to German producer Peter Hauke who offered to record the band at his studio in Frankfurt. With an album in the can the band were quickly signed to a sizeable deal with Elektra Records who subsequently and inexplicably decided to drop the band at the eleventh hour. Fortunately JVC in Japan licensed the album and set in motion a series of events that led to them signing with Atlantic Records.
'Fight To Survive' was eventually issued in the US on an independent label and provoked huge accolades amongst the rock cognoscenti who quite rightly hailed tracks such as 'Broken Heart', 'Cherokee' and the title track as stunning hard rock nuggets showcasing one of the most accomplished bands of the era.

Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 12 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new interview with Mike Tramp, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

THERE IS A breed of bands who like to keep it simple: four-to-the-floor guitar driven hard rock with uncomplicated riffs and hooks that sound as though they were born fully formed. In this respect, it's fair to say that the Maryland based five piece Kix are close to the top of the heap when it comes to instantly catchy songs. Garnish that with a healthy coating of Cheap Trick inspired pop and you've got a marriage made in heaven.
Signed to industry giant Atlantic Records, 'Midnite Dynamite' was the bands third album and the one expected to establish Kix as a force to be reckoned with. Produced by man of the moment Beau Hill (Ratt, Warrant), the album finally brought all the right ingredients to the forefront, boasting memorable songs and lively rocking of the finest order. Add to this a comprehensive selection of grade A co-writers, including contributions from Bob Halligan Jr. (Judas Priest, Kiss), Kip Winger, and John Palumbo (Crack The Sky) and you've got a record that delivers as much as it promises.
Check out the raunch and roll of 'Red Hot (Blue Black)', 'Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)', 'Scarlet Fever' and the title track, for nicely polished examples of  no nonsense party rock blessed with a cool delivery that sets fire to the notion that you can't have your cake and eat it.

Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 12 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new band interview, enhanced artwork and rare photos.


BY THE TIME Kix had recorded this, their fourth album, all eyes in the hard rock biospace were upon them as a band expected to rise up from the ranks to achieve success and exert influence. Certainly their record label Atlantic Records believed in the band enough to steer them towards not one, but three top notch producers; that's Tom Werman (Motley Cure, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent) together with the dynamic duo of Duane Barron and John Purdell (Ozzy Osbourne, Dream Theater).
Recorded in Los Angeles and issued in August 1988, the record was immediately heralded as the best Kix album so far, with critics pointing out the quality of songs and a refinement of their trademark rough and tumble sound. In addition they had made a significant change in their back office by enlisting new management who also handled the affairs of Twisted Sister and Zebra, both signed to Atlantic Records.
Strangely, the record was slow to react commercially, dragging its feet until the label were persuaded to issue the Bob Halligan Jnr.  co-write 'Don't Close Your Eyes' as a single to radio. This enduring power ballad became an instant smash, rising to #8 on the Billboard singles chart and paving the way for over a million sales of the album, whilst drawing attention to notable album tracks such as 'Red Light, Green Light', 'Get It While It's Hot' and 'She Dropped Me The Bomb'.

Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new band interview, enhanced artwork and rare photos.












‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ Audio And Video Collections Celebrate The Legacy Of OZZY OSBOURNE

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
This October, the career of rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE will be celebrated with the Epic Records/Legacy Recordings MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN collections.
Due out October 7, MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (CD) serves as a career spanning audio release, featuring 17 of OZZY’s greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career and will be available in a single CD, two-LP set and two-LP picture disc set configurations.  Pre-order now available at Amazon.
The MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (DVD) is a definitive visual two-disc DVD set which includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career.  Both sets offer fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter hours of entertainment from OZZY’s distinguished solo career.  Pre-order also available at Amazon.
On July 22, fans got a sneak peek of MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN via Twitter. By using #OzzyRules in accordance with the number of tweets, engaged fans were able to unscramble the cover artwork and unlock a video teaser (
In addition, an exclusive AUTOGRAPHED limited edition fan bundle will be available (  This includes an autographed poster, 2 DVD set, CD, 2 LP picture disc vinyl, along with a Creative Allies fan designed poster, which will feature an image personally chosen by OZZY (Http://
OSBOURNE's ongoing solo career spans four decades--as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath--and his music is as relevant today as ever; it still resonates daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events. OZZY’s latest solo release--his tenth studio album, 2010’s Scream--debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts, featuring the No. 1 Mainstream Rock smash “Let Me Hear You Scream.”
From the first notes of OZZY’s 1980’s solo debut Blizzard Of Ozz and follow-up Diary Of A Madman to classic albums No More Tears and Scream, no hard rock solo artist has had quite the same reach as OZZY; his distinctive vocal delivery and larger than life onstage persona quickly endeared him to millions of rockers.  OZZY immediately had the attention of fans of heavy music with rock staples “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley” and “Flying High Again.”  With the 1991 release No More Tears, OZZY continued his radio success with acclaimed and hugely successful singles “No More Tears” and the smash hit “Mama, I'm Coming Home.”
The track list is as follows:
1. Crazy Train
2. Mr. Crowley
3. Flying High Again
4. Over The Mountain
5. Bark At The Moon
6. The Ultimate Sin
7. Miracle Man
8. No More Tears (edit)
9. Mama, I’m Coming Home
10. Road To Nowhere
11. Perry Mason
12. I Just Want You
13. Gets Me Through
14. Dreamer
15. I Don’t Wanna Stop
16. Life Won’t Wait
17. Let Me Hear You Scream
Details on the Memoirs of a Madman 2 DVD are as follows:
DVD One features more than two dozen of OZZY’s classic and unforgettable  music videos from across his discography, including a bonus alternate version of “Mama, I’m Coming Home” and making-of footage from the videos “Let Me Hear You Scream” and “Life Won’t Wait.”
DVD Two features live performances and interview clips spanning OZZY’s solo journey, much of which makes its debut on DVD. Some selections have appeared on long out-of-print VHS releases; others will be seen here for the first time, making this an essential package for fans old and new. OZZY’s union of music and visuals could not be more perfect, and the Memoirs Of A Madman DVD showcases that to brilliant effect.
The Memoirs Of A Madman DVD track listing is as follows:
Bark At The Moon
So Tired
The Ultimate Sin
Lightning Strikes
Crazy Train
Miracle Man
Crazy Babies
Breaking All The Rules
No More Tears
Mama, I’m Coming Home
Mr. Tinkertrain
Time After Time
Road To Nowhere
I Don’t Want To Change The World (Live)
Perry Mason
I Just Want You
See You On The Other Side
Back On Earth
Gets Me Through
In My Life
I Don’t Wanna Stop
Let Me Hear You Scream
Life Won’t Wait
Let It Die
Mama, I’m Coming Home (alternate version)
The Making of Let Me Hear You Scream
The Making of Life Won’t Wait
Rochester, NY 1981
I Don’t Know
Suicide Solution
Mr. Crowley
Crazy Train
Ozzy’s Bunker
Albuquerque, NM 1982
Over The Mountain
MTV 1982
New York, NY 1982
Fairies Wear Boots (clip)
Ozzy’s Bunker
Entertainment USA 1984
Kansas City, MO 1986
(Jake E Lee, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo)
Bark At The Moon
Never Know Why
Ozzy’s Bunker
Killer Of Giants
Thank God For The Bomb
Secret Loser
Ozzy’s Bunker
Philadelphia, PA 1989
(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)
Bloodbath In Paradise
Tattooed Dancer
Miracle Man
MTV 1989
Marquee, UK 1991
(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)
Bark At The Moon (clip)
Studio 1992
San Diego, CA 1992
(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)
I Don’t Want To Change The World
Road To Nowhere
Japan 1992
Ozzy’s Bunker
No More Tears
Studio 1992
MTV 1992
Mama, I’m Coming Home
Studio 1992
Ozzmosis Recording Session 1995
Ozzfest 1996
(Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
Perry Mason
Fame & Fortune
Tokyo, Japan 2001
(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
Gets Me Through
Fame & Fortune
Ozzfest 2007
(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin)
Not Going Away
Black Rain Photo Shoot
Las Vegas, NV 2007
(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin, Adam Wakeman)
I Don’t Wanna Stop
Scream Recording Session 2010
London, England 2010
(Gus G, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos, Adam Wakeman)
Let Me Hear You Scream
Philadelphia, PA 1989
(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)
Flying High Again
Tokyo, Japan 2001
(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)

'Good Times', Box Set Celebrating the Artists of ALBERT PRODUCTIONS

Friday, August 15, 2014
After half a century in the business, it’s little surprise that renowned Australian record label Albert Productions knows how to appropriately celebrate a milestone, with the company announcing in association with Sony Music Australia today the August release of a 102-track compilation/retrospective, Good Times: Celebrating 50 Years Of Albert Productions.
Set to hit stores on Friday, August 15, Good Times will feature two unreleased tracks – one each from Rose Tattoo and The Easybeats – and canvasses the preceding five decades that led Alberts to its current position as one of the country’s most recognisable and respected labels.
The Easybeats’ contribution is especially enticing, featuring a particularly youthful Stevie Wright’s vocal confirmation of it being only the second time they’d attempted to lay it down, and serves as an icing-like complement to the release’s base cake of hand-picked studio and live recordings.
Naturally, the Good Times journey starts at the beginning of the Albert journey, with Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs’ 1964 release Mashed Potato, and ends with the label’s poignant most recent release Walking In The Rain, a Flash And The Pan cover courtesy of the late Doc Neeson of The Angels.
In-between, you’ll find cuts from a slew of acclaimed Australian acts, including the iconic AC/DC as well as The Angels, Alex Hood, The Imagination, Dallas Crane, Knievel, Seabellies, Flash And The Pan, The Missing Links, Ted Mulry, Bobby & Laurie, Choirboys and John Paul Young, who comes to the table with the instantly recognisable Love Is In The Air.
Complementing the deluxe set’s physical release will be a 48-page booklet stuffed with rare pics and a historical retrospective of the label and its catalogue that gives a comprehensive insight into the legendary label’s rise to power from its humble family origins in 1964 under the guidance of Ted Albert, then-MD of parent company J. Albert & Son.
The ensuing 50 years have seen Albert Productions become an indelible part of the national music scene, with its artists having ascended to the heights of ARIA Award victories, ARIA Hall Of Fame recognition and beyond.
Good Times: Celebrating 50 Years Of Albert Productions will be available for pre-orders from July 25.
Full track list:
First time released digitally *
First time released CD #
Never been released ^
DISC 1 – Shakin’ All Over
  1. Mashed Potato (single version) - Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs
  2. Sick & Tired - Billy Thorpe and The Azetcs
  3. She's So Fine - The Easybeats 
  4. We 2 Should Live - The Missing Links *
  5. Shakin' All Over - The Missing Links
  6. Women (Make You Feel Alright) - The Easybeats
  7. Black - The Throb
  8. Over The Rainbow (single version) - Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs *#
  9. I Told The Brook (single version) - Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs *
  10. Sweet And Tender Romance - Bobby & Laurie
  11. The Fortune Teller - The Throb
  12. Kansas City - The Missing Links
  13. Sorry - The Easybeats
  14. Hitch Hiker - Bobby & Laurie
  15. Try To Remember - New World *
  16. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - The Imagination *#
  17. Julia - Ted Mulry
  18. Love Is a Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
  19. Working My Way Back To You - Bobbi Marchini
  20. Falling In Love Again - Ted Mulry
  21. Pasadena - John Paul Young
  22. You're All Woman - Ted Mulry
  23. St Louis - The Easybeats
  24. Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats
  25. Good Times - The Easybeats
DISC 2  - (Let There Be Rock)
  1. Evie (Let Your Hair Hang Down) - Stevie Wright
  2. Evie (Evie) - Stevie Wright
  3. Evie (I'm Losing You) - Stevie Wright
  4. It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) - AC/DC
  5. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels
  6. Bad Boy For Love - Rose Tattoo
  7. Never Gonna Die – Choirboys
  8. We Are The Kids – Dallimore *#
  9. Need Your Love (radio edit) - Ray Arnott *#
  10. Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
  11. Comin' Down - The Angels
  12. Shadow Boxer - The Angels
  13. Who Made Who - AC/DC
  14. Dirty Hearts - Dallas Crane
  15. It Goes Off – Skybombers
  16. The Time I Found My Feet – Knievel
  17. Trans Ending – Seabellies
  18. Curiosity - Dallas Crane
  19. We Can't Be Beaten - Rose Tattoo
  20. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
DISC 3 – Ain’t it Nice
  1. Can't Stop Myself From Loving You  - William Shakespeare
  2. Jump In My Car - Ted Mulry Gang
  3. Down Among The Dead Men - Flash and The Pan
  4. Excuse Me - Alison MacCallum
  5. Yesterday's Hero - John Paul Young
  6. My Little Angel - William Shakespeare
  7. Darktown Strutters Ball - Ted Mulry Gang
  8. Hey St Peter - Flash and The Pan
  9. Standing In The Rain - John Paul Young
  10. Jamaica Rum - Ted Mulry Gang
  11. Walking In The Rain - Doc Neeson #
  12. Spend The Night – Cheetah
  13. Time After Time - Mark Williams & Tara Morice
  14. In The Dark - Shelley Harland
  15. Ain't It Nice - Ted Mulry
  16. Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
  17. Honey Dip (radio version) - Daniel Amalm
  18. Search My Heaven - Aleesha Rome
  19. Show No Mercy - Mark Williams
DISC 4 - Open That Door
  1. Lazy River – Harry Vanda and George Young *
  2. Been And Gone - Cool Bananas *
  3. Survival's A Song (Lazybones) - Graham Lowndes *#
  4. Blue Sunny Sky Day - Wendy Grose *#
  5. The Girl On The Five Dollar Note - The Prodigal Sons *#
  6. Brumby Jack - Alex Hood *
  7. How About A Beer For The Horse - Sandshoe Willie & The Worn Out Soul Band *#
  8. Love Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me - Unit 4 + 2 *
  9. Care For Kids - The Kids *#
  10. You Drive Me Crazy - John Paul Young *
  11. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White - The Magnetics *#
  12. Flaming Heart (radio edit) - Ray Arnott *
  13. Working For The Man – BAD *
  14. Picture Show Man – John Meillon and John Ewart *#
  15. The Warrior - Johnny Dick *#
  16. Day Is Done - Wayne Jury
  17. Mundane – Valve
  18. Snow Queen - Rose Tattoo
  19. Planned Obsolescence - The Angels *#
  20. Open That Door - The Angels
  21. Street Fighting Man - Rose Tattoo *#^
DISC 5 - BONUS DISC: My Kind of Music
  1. She's So Fine (live) – Melbourne Awards Show - The Easybeats *
  2. My Kind Of Music (live) - Stevie Wright *
  3. Crazy  (live) – Ted Mulry Gang *#
  4. Darktown Strutters Ball (live) – Festival Hall Melbourne - Ted Mulry Gang *#
  5. She's Got Balls (live) – Bondi Lifesavers - AC/DC
  6. Who Rings The Bell (live) – The Elizabethan Theatre, Sydney - The Angels
  7. Going Home (live) - The Angels
  8. Bad Boy For Love – (Live 1979) - Rose Tattoo *#
  9. Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw – (Live 1979) - Rose Tattoo *#
  10. Dirty Hearts (live) - Hordern Pavillion 2004 - Dallas Crane
  11. Tonight! (There's a Party Going Down) (live) – Annandale - Dallas Crane
  12. Comin' Down (live) - The Angels
  13. Shoot To Thrill (Live at River Plate ) - AC/DC
  14. Evie (Let Your Hair Hang Down) (live) - Sydney Opera House Forecourt - Stevie Wright *#
  15. Evie (Evie) (live) - Sydney Opera House Forecourt - Stevie Wright *#
  16. Evie (I'm Losing You) (live) - Sydney Opera House Forefront  - Stevie Wright *#
  17. She's So Fine (Take 2) - The Easybeats *#^

TOMMY BOLIN''s First Band ZEPHYR 1969 Debut Reissued On Both CD & Vinyl

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guitar Hero Tommy Bolin's First Band Zephyr To See 1969 Debut Album Reissued On Both CD & Vinyl

Los Angeles, CA - Tommy Bolin fans, you are in for a treat! The 1969 recorded debut of the guitar great performing with his first major act, Zephyr, the blues and jazz influenced rock and roll steamroller fronted by powerhouse female vocalist, Candy Givens, will be reissued courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records starting August 5. With newly remixed and remastered audio created under the supervision of founding member David Givens, this gem of an album has truly been restored to the band's original vision. As Givens says, 'For the first time you can hear what we heard before everything went wrong. I'm happy with the results!'

Happier still will be Bolin fans everywhere as a treasure trove of unreleased live material and studio improvisations were also uncovered in the process of remixing the album. These include performances of the band at small clubs in their home state of Colorado as well as Reed's Ranch where the band opened for The Grateful Dead. In addition, the studio rehearsals showcase Bolin's adventurous playing on two free form jams as he lays down blistering solos and eerie atmospheres courtesy of his Echoplex effect.

A limited edition 2,000 unit pressing of the reissue in a 3CD deluxe box set was released in May and has already been sold out, but a single disc version is set to arrive August 5 and a special 180 gram colored vinyl pressing will follow later this year.

Get a glimpse into the early salad days of this inimitable virtuoso whose rise to fame occurred nearly as fast as his untimely exit. His music lives on!

1. Sail On
2. Sun's A Risin'
3. Raindrops
4. Boom-Ba-Boom
5. Somebody Listen
6. Cross The River
7. St. James Infirmary
8. Huna Buna
9. Hard Chargin' Woman

10. Guitar Solo / Cross The River (Reed's Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO - July 3, 1969)
11. Jam (San Bernardino, CA 1971)
12. Uptown (To Harlem) [Boulder, CO 1971]
13. Sail On (Tulagi's - Boulder, CO June 19, 1973)

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PAUL GILBERT New Album “Stone Pushing Uphill Man” on Shrapnel Records August 5

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Paul Gilbert's new record 'Stone Pushing Uphill Man' is a guitar-oriented instrumental record on which Paul covers some of his favorite songs, using his guitar like a voice to convey a wide range of emotions, while retaining his signature cutting-edge solo work. Following Paul Gilbert's last highly successful CD, 'Vibrato' is the next important chapter in this amazing guitarist's career. Regarded internationally as one of the greatest players in the industry, Gilbert once again proves why he is the guitarist's guitarist.

Starting his recording career with Shrapnel Records as a teenager in the late 80's, Paul Gilbert has remained one of the most active guitarists from the original shred guitar scene, stemming from his multi-faceted talent and long-range career. With Platinum success, including a number one song with Mister Big, and cult status as founding member of the legendary and highly successful underground progressive metal band Racer X, Gilbert's sales draw from more than 20 albums and more than 20 years as a recording artist and touring musician. Paul has toured on the legendary G3 tour in support of Joe Satriani and once again confirmed to a younger audience what Gilbert fans have known for over 20 years: that Paul Gilbert is simply one of the greatest guitar players on the planet today.

When excitedly discussing his newest record, Paul said: 'For my new 'Stone Pushing Uphill Man' album, I decided to bring my guitar to the forefront and let it sing. To do this, I used the inspiration of my favorite singers. Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler, Elton John, James Brown, Sting, k.d. lang, and more. These voices are always in my head. With my guitar I could finally reach their high notes. The challenge was to match their emotion and expression. This was my goal as a guitarist. 'Stone Pushing Uphill Man,' is the first big step to truly find my voice on the guitar. I wanted the inspiration of my favorite singers for such a big challenge, so I chose a lot of cover songs. I think listeners will be surprised at what I've been able to do with the guitar'.

Paul Gilbert "Stone Pushing Uphill Man" available August 5th at finer record stores,, iTunes and Shrapnel Records Inc.



Points of Interest

' Gilbert's profile as a music educator, instructional video performer and international guitar clinician, and guitar designer continue to keep his visibility high.
' Response from Gilbert's fans was overwhelming for his last record, 'Vibrato', and they are about to get served up an even more impressive guitar smorgasbord, beyond their wildest hopes.
' Racer X remains one of Shrapnel's best-selling catalog items, fueled by guitar fans that want to hear Gilbert at his shredding best. 'Stone Pushing Uphill Man' contains some of Gilbert's best playing to date. 


GRAND DESIGN Release Third Album 'Thrill Of The Night' September 26

Friday, September 26, 2014
Product: Grand Design – Thrill Of The Night
Release date: 26.09.2014
Label: AOR Heaven
Grand Design was formed in 2006 by singer/producer Pelle Saether, and the band’s first 1st album “Time Elevation” was released by AOR Heaven in October 2009.  The album featured guest spots from guitarists Janne Stark and Tommy Denander. The release gained massive success and was awarded ‘best album’ and ‘best song’ by BeRockRadio and received numerous top 10 positions for “best album 2009”. Several concerts, including the prestigious FireFest in Nottingham, UK proved that Grand Design also deliver live. Pelle Saether comments: ”Since we all love Def Leppard, it will always be an influence we use to spice things up.”
Two years later, it was time for Grand Design’s second album – “Idolizer”.

Pelle says: “We knew we had found a formula to make an 80’s rock record work in the 21st century – so why change it?” With new anthems like “Get On With Action”, “OughtoGraph” and “Your Love’s A Runaway”, “Idolizer” followed up the fans expectations. Grand Design again proved that the songs and sound of 80’s rock belong in your players and on the big stages.
In 2012 the line-up saw singer Pelle Saether and guitarist Dennis Vestman, now flanked by guitarist Janne Stark (Constancia, Overdrive etc), bassist Mats Vassfjord (Chris Laney Band, Scaar) and drummer Peter Hermansson (Talisman, John Norum, 220 Volt). The band continued playing shows and festivals, building a solid following.

Early 2013 the band recorded two new songs, featuring guest singer Susie Päivärinta (of Lili & Susie), of which the song “Baby It’s You” (Promises cover) was released as a digital only single and video in June 2013. The band also welcomed new drummer Magnus Ulfstedt (Eclipse, Jimi Jamison, Talisman, Lion’s Share etc), who made his debut in the video. The band also performed at festivals such as Skogsröjet and Rock Out Wild.

Early 2014 Grand Design started working on the third album, and we are now proud to present the band’s third outing: Thrill Of The Night. This album has definitely taken the band to a whole new level, musically, song wise and regarding production. The band is packed with potential hits and choruses that you will wake up in the middle of the night singing! Sorry about that, but that’s how it is. From the opening chords of U Got Me Good, followed by the anthem rocker “Rawk ‘N’ Roll Heart Attack”, to up-tempo rocker “10 Outta 10” and the big epic balladry of “When The Greatest Love Of All Kicks In”. This time the band has also had some outside help in the song writing, where melodic rock icon Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T) has co-written the hit style “Who’s Gonna Rawk U Right” and “You’re The Only One”. The production, again by singer Pelle Saether, is big, ballsy yet ambient enough to probably make even John “Mutt” Lange proud.
Discography: Time Elevation (2009), Idolizer (2011), Thrill Of The Night (2014)
Line-up: Pelle Saether: vocals, Dennis Vestman: guitar, Janne Stark: lead guitar, Mats Vassfjord: bass, Magnus Ulfstedt: drums
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New 220V Album Due on AOR Heaven September 26

Friday, September 26, 2014
Swedish hard rock act 220 Volt returns to the scene with a new album called “Walking In Starlight”.  Anders Engberg (ex-Therion ex-Lions Share), who joined this group on late 2012, is the new voice of the band. This is his first full album with 220 Volt. Founding members Thomas Drevin and Mats Karlsson handle the guitars, and drummer Peter Hermansson completes the line-up.
220 Volt (founded 1979) was among the top hard rock acts in Scandinavia during the 80's and released their first, self titled album on CBS in June 1983. The band then went on to release five albums between 1983-1988. The last one recorded in the 80's was the album Eye to Eye which is their best selling album internationally, and it was also on heavy rotation on MTV and many radio stations around the world. It was produced by legendary producer Max Norman (Ozzy/Megadeth/Y&T etc..) and who also has mixed 5 tracks for “Walking In Starlight”.
The band’s reputation was built on frequent album releases and energetic live shows. Besides performing their own headline shows, the Swedes have also toured as support for AC/DC and Nazareth among others. In 1985, 220 Volt performed in front of 80.000 people in Warsaw, Poland. The show was broadcasted live on Polish TV, among the first ever TV-shows in the eastern block to feature a hard rock band.
220 Volt split up in 1992, but released the studio album Lethal Illusion in 1997. The quartet was active for a while between 2002-2008 with members from an earlier line-up and produced two albums, “Volume 1” and the live album “Made in Jamtland”.
Songs like “Firefall”, “Love Is All You Need”, “Beat Of  A Heart”, “The Harder They Come”, “Heavy X-mas” and “Power Games” to name a few, still get airplay around the world... Songs you'll be likely to hear live again soon! 
Discography: 220 Volt (1983), Power Games (1984), Mind over muscle (1985), Young and wild (1987), Eye To Eye (1988), Lethal Illusion (1997), Volume 1 (2002), Made in Jamtland (2005), Heavy X-mas revisited (2009, EP), Walking In Starlight (2014)
Line-up: Anders Engberg – vocals, Thomas Drevin – guitars, Mats Karlsson – guitars, Peter Hermansson – drums 
Sound clips in advance:

WORK OF ART - Framework (Pre-View)

Friday, September 19, 2014
Since their arrival on the scene, Sweden’s WORK OF ART have built a strong dedicated fan base based on their classic old-meets-new AOR sound that shows you can still move forward while carrying a classic sound.
I’ve got great news for fans. Their third album Framework is an absolute joy and might just be their best work yet.
Quite simply this is a fabulous record once again packed with great songs, intelligent arrangements and some blindly good songs.
The YouTube teaser previewed just two songs – Time To Let Go and Can’t Let Go, but there is another 9 tracks of equal appeal.
The band has at times been compared to Toto, and on a song like Shout Till You Wake Up, you’ll hear these guys take on Toto’s heaviest progressive sound.
And on Over The Line, the band delivers their most instant anthem yet.
Framework has a heavier edge to it, more prominent guitars throughout, but still drenched in keyboards and sweet harmonies. And I truly believe these are some of the band’s most instantly likable songs.
There’s a lot to look forward to with Framework come September 19 – Just in time for their debut USA live performance at MelodicRockFest – October 3 in Chicago (!


WIZARDS OF WINTER Present Upcoming Album Artwork

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Symphonic rockers The Wizards of Winter and legendary record cover artist Ioannis are happy to present the official cover art for the The Wizards of Winter’s self-titled album, to be released this Fall. 
According to artist Ioannis, “I just completed the artwork for the new WIZARDS OF WINTER new album - a talented bunch of individuals that fuse prog symphonic rock with classical and holiday songs to a great result. The goal here was to create a wintery fantasy scene reminiscent of Scandinavian landscapes with just a touch of mysticism and a tip of the hat to Lord Of The Rings, a major book in my teenage years. I hope the art sets the scene to this band’s music and helps the audience along on this voyage.”
Fall tour dates – which will feature original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as special guests – are still being finalized. The first single from this album, the instrumental hit "March Of The Metal Soldiers", was released at the end of May. The band is donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales of this track to the Wounded Warrior Project to honour those who have served in the United States military. (Video is here:
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English/Norwegian Melodic Rockers SKYSCRAPER Release Debut Album ‘Elevation‘ September 8

Monday, September 8, 2014
English/Norwegian melodic rockers SKYSCRAPER will release their long awaited debut album, ‘Elevation‘, on September 8th worldwide via Ghost Dancer Music/Cargo Records. This dynamic band has been taking critics by storm with their inimitable brand of melodic hard rock. SKYSCRAPER‘s powerful and heavy demeanour is a fresh take on a breed of music that’s been the foundations of rock ‘n’ roll for many years. A new video teaser can be viewed below.



With so much experience between them it’s easy to see why the album, which has been two years in the making, is regarded as essential.
Dave Boyce: “We loved making the album and we can’t wait to get SKYSCRAPER out into the live arena and see what the fans think. We know it’s going to be one hell of a party once we hit the road”.
Lee Small: “It’s been a great journey so far and we’ve had some amazing reaction from industry people which means a lot“.
Tor Talle: “We also have to thank producer Martin Kronlund for helping us put the album together and introducing us to Swedish session drummer Imre Daun, who will be joining us live. He brought great energy and style to the album“.
Lee Small (Vocals)
Lee was the voice on the last Shy album. He hails from the Black Country and his vocals are as evocative and powerful as the many well-known frontmen who come from that area, including Glenn Hughes and Robert Plant.
Tor Talle (Guitars)
Tor a renowned Norwegian guitarist, best known for his work with Joe Lynn Turner (Deep PurpleRainbowFergie Frederiksen (Toto), Northern LightOverland and Rob Moratti (Saga).
Dave Boyce (Bass) – Dave is the former bass player for Airrace and The Quireboys.
Guest Musicians:
Imre Daun – Drums (Salute)
Bruce Gaitsch – Acoustic guitars (Madonna, Richard Marx, Chicago)
Produced by Martin KronlundDave BoyceLee Small and Tor Talle



In some quarters SKYSCRAPER has been compared to Hughes/Thrall, and Bad English, which sees the band in esteemed company as they release this captivating debut album.
Track Listing:
01. Sail Away
02. Monday Morning
03. Fay Wray
04. Barricades
05. Everybody Cries Sometimes
06. Walk Through 07. Fire
08. Runaway Heart
09. Skyscrapers
10. Through Eyes Of Liberty
11. Sky Is Turning Blue
12. Playing With Fire
13. Sweet Little Sister
Bonus Tracks:
14. Where Love Is Waiting
15. Runaway Hearts (Acoustic)
AOR Magazine “…a project with impressive pedigree.
Malcolm Dome (Classic Rock / Metal Hammer) “Melodic hard rock never gets dated. This album (Elevation) is a fine example of exactly why the genre remains as vibrant as ever. It’s classy, creative, instantly catches your attention, and gets better with every play. This is a modern masterpiece that should be acclaimed alongside the great debuts of the past“.



JIMMY BARNES Announces 30:30 Hindsight Track Listing

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jimmy Barnes will release at 40 track limited edition deluxe version of his upcoming album ’30:30 Hindsight’.


’30:30 Hindsight’ marks the 30th anniversary of the first Barnes solo album ‘Bodyswerve’ in 1984.

For the new record Jimmy has paired up with artists such as Keith Urban, The Living End and Journey to recreate his classics.

“We’ve actually kicked some new life into the songs,” Jimmy says. “I think when people hear this new record, they will get a sense that these are very modern takes on these songs. They sound fresh and they sound new and they sound alive.”

This super deluxe edition 40 track audio version contains 17 new recordings and is complemented by another 23 classic Jimmy Barnes hits spanning his amazing solo career, photographic profile booklet plus a strictly limited, comprehensive DVD video chronology curated by Jimmy.

Jimmy Barnes 30:30 Hindsight

Disc 1

Lay Down Your Guns (feat. The Living End)

Stand Up (feat. Mahalia Barnes and The Soul Mates)

Time Will Tell (feat. Baby Animals)

Good Times (feat. Keith Urban)

Ride The Night Away (feat. Steven Van Zandt)

Working Class Man (feat. Jonathan Cain)

I’d Die To Be With You Tonight (feat. Diesel)

Stone Cold (feat. Tina Arena)

When Your Love Is Gone

Going Down Alone (feat. Journey)

Too Much Ain’t Enough Love (feat. Joe Bonamassa)

Love And Hate (feat. Shihad)

No Second Prize (2014 Version)

Walk On (feat. David Campbell)

Still On Your Side (feat. Bernard Fanning)

I’d Rather Be Blind (feat. Jon Stevens)

The Other Kind (feat. Troy Cassar-Daley)

Disc 2

No Second Prize

Promise Me You’ll Call


Working Class Man

Driving Wheels

Waiting For The Heartache

Let’s Make It Last All Night

Little Darling

Love Is Enough

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (feat. John Farnham)

(Simply) The Best (feat. Tina Turner)

Disc 3

The Weight (feat. The Badloves)

It Will Be Alright

Wheels In Motion

Change Of Heart

Lover Lover

Thankful For The Rain

All The Young Dudes

Out In The Blue

When Two Hearts Collide (Feat. Kasey Chambers)

Red Hot

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead

Largs Pier Hotel


DVD video clip chronology curated by Jimmy Barnes – track listing tbc



Cleopatra Records Partners with CARMINE APPICE's Rocker Records to Release Rare Live and Studio Recordings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cleopatra Records Partners With Carmine Appice's Rocker Records to Release Rare Live and Studio Recordings By Cactus, Bogert & Appice and Travers & Appice!

Los Angeles, CA - Much to the excitement of music fans around the world, Cleopatra Records has joined forces with drum icon Carmine Appice's Rocker Records and will be releasing rare live and studio recordings by US rock legends Cactus, Tim Bogert & Carmine Appice and Pat Travers & Carmine Appice!

'I'm so excited that my label Rocker Records has partnered with Cleopatra Records to put out this collection of RARE and UNIQUE kick ass rock !!!' - Carmine Appice

Available Now!

The band referred to as America's Led Zeppelin, Cactus, offer this stunning concert performance recorded in late 2012 at the Garden Shimokitazawa club in Tokyo! Features founding member and Vanilla Fudge/Ozzy Osbourne alum Carmine Appice plus Detroit blues legend Jim McCarty (formerly of Mitch Ryder's backing band The Detroit Wheels), vocalist Jimmy Kunes (formerly of Savoy Brown), bassist Pete Bremy and harp player Randy Pratt!

1. Swim
2. One Way...Or Another
3. Bro. Bill
4. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
5. Alaska
6. Electric Blue
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Evil
9. Parchman Farm
10. Rock N' Roll Children

Available August 5!

Drum legend Carmine Appice reunites with his fellow rock n' roll superstars Tim Bogert & Jim McCarty for a very special Cactus reunion show at B.B. King's in New York - June 2006! Includes powerful performances of Cactus's live favorites 'Parchman Farm,' 'Long Tall Sally,' 'Evil,' 'Bro. Bill' and more! Like a fine double-barreled bourbon, this group has only grown stronger and better over the years!

1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Cactus Music
5. Bro. Bill
6. Muscle And Soul
7. Oleo (Bass Solo)

1. Part Of The Game
2. Evil
3. Cactus Boogie
4. Parchman Farm
5. Rock N' Roll Children

Available September 2!

A blockbuster multi-media 2CD+DVD live set recorded in 2012 from the mighty Cactus! Features one single, mind blowing concert performance captured on both audio CD and crystal clear digital video, and includes some of the band's finest versions of 'Bro. Bill,' 'Parchman Farm,' 'Evil' and more! This show was recorded the night after Evening In Tokyo at the very same venue.

1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Bro. Bill
5. You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
6. Alaska
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Electric Blue

1. The Groover
2. Evil / Drum Solo
3. Big Mama Boogie
4. Parchman Farm
5. Randy's Song
6. Rock N' Roll Children
7. Part Of The Game

1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Bro. Bill
5. You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
6. Alaska
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Electric Blue
9. The Groover
10. Evil / Drum Solo
11. Big Mama Boogie
12. Parchman Farm
13. Randy's Song
14. Rock N' Roll Children
15. Part Of The Game

Available August 19!

Longtime partners in crime and one of the tightest rhythm sections in all of rock music, bassist Tim Bogert & drummer Carmine Appice, team up with musical friends and family for this special studio album! Features Vanilla Fudge alumni Bill Pascali, Teddy Rodinelli, and Vince Martell PLUS special guests T.M. Stevens (James Brown / The Pretenders) & Brian Auger (Rod Stewart)!

1. Bye Bye Love
2. Falling
3. Black Box
4. Eternity
5. The Star-Spangled Banner

6. Falling (with Brian Auger)

Available September 16!

Together again on this very special live album recorded in 2004, guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice, along with special guest bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm), bring the house down with some of the realest, rawest classic rock you've ever heard! Includes Travers' biggest hits 'Snortin' Whiskey' and 'Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)' as well as a supercharged version of the mega hit Appice co-authored 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy' and lots more!

1. Taken
2. Better From A Distance
3. I Don't Care
4. Crash And Burn
5. Livin' Alone
6. Tony Solo
7. Gotta Have Ya
8. Keep On Rockin'
9. Snortin' Whiskey
10. Can't Escape The Fire
11. Evil
12. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
13. Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)
14. Stand Up

To purchase:
Cactus - An Evening In Tokyo

Cactus - Live In The U.S.A.

Bogert & Appice - Friends

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Ambient Progressive Metal Band, OCEANS OF NIGHT release new CD, Midnight Rising

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Dynamic, evocative and powerful, MIDNIGHT RISING is a continuation of the ambient metal style established on 2006's DEEP HORIZON, THE SHADOWHEART MIRROR (2009) and onthrough DOMAIN in 2011. Once again mixed/mastered by Joey Vera (Armored Saint, FatesWarning, Engine), MIDNIGHT RISING also features guest appearances by keyboardist Vivien Lalu (Lalu, Shadrane, Hubi Meisel), guitarist Chris Rifkin (EF5/F5, Eye of the Storm) and vocalist Stephanie Warren. With over an hour of music that pushes boundaries and bridges worlds, Oceans of Night remain dedicated to exploring the sonic limits of metal music by any means necessary.
As the enigmatic and mysterious name suggests, Oceans of Night is equal parts progressive metal and modern rock wrapped around powerful vocal melodies and evocative guitar work served with a distinct ambient flavor. Through the course of 7 CD's, multi-instrumentalist and musical mastermind Scott Mosher has bridged the worlds of progressive metal, melodic hard rock and ambient sounds to create an experimental yet complimentary style of music that is at once as subtle as it is powerful, aggressive as it is dynamic and timeless as it is modern. Scott Oliva continues to perform in legendary NY Iron Maiden tribute band, Live After Death and The Nightmare Stage. He has also written, performed and recorded with Wind Wraith and Inner Strength.

X-DRIVE Premiere Debut Video "California"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
“Get Your Rock On” also available as instant grat track;
Debut album “Get Your Rock On” due out in August on FRONTIERS RECORDS !
Hard Rock fans should not miss the exclusive worldwide premiere on of the video for “California” from X-DRIVE. You can watch the clip clicking on this link:
The new video is taken from the forthcoming debut album “Get Your Rock On” coming out on Frontiers Records on August 22nd in Europe and August 26th in North America.  “California” is also available now – together with the title track “Get Your Rock On” - as instant gratification track for all those who preorder the album now via iTunes. The two songs can also be streamed via Spotify.
X-DRIVE is a new band centered around guitar player Jeremy Brunner, an Oregon transplant, who – on the heels of his songwriting skills managed to put together an impressive debut with an affinity for catchy riffs, insightful lyrics and huge choruses. Some of the best musicians in Los Angeles have joined the ranks of X-DRIVE, including bassist James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth, Black Label Society), singer Keith St. John (Burning Rain, Lynch Mob, Montrose) and to round out the project hard-hitting drummer Fred Fischer from Midline. Then legendary producer Andy Johns, former Led Zeppelin engineer, was able to finish the X-DRIVE tracks just before his tragic death in 2013.
“Get Your Rock On” was mixed by Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake, Dokken), and it took more than a year in the studio to make things just the way Brunner wanted, as the guitarist is a bit of a mastermind perfectionist. But it was definitely worth the wait! The X-DRIVE debut album positively rocks from beginning to end.
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AXENSTAR Signs With Inner Wound Recordings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the Swedish power metal band Axenstar to the label. Their up-coming album "Where Dreams Are Forgotten" will be released later this year. Release dates, track listing and album samples will be announced later this summer.

Axenstar was formed in 1998, and have since then released five albums: "Perpetual Twilight" [2002], Far From Heaven [2003], The Inquisition [2005], The Final Requiem [2006] and "Aftermath" [2011].

Axenstar is:
Magnus Wilterwild - Vocals, Bass
Jens Klovegård - Guitar
Joakim Jonsson - Guitar
Adam Lindberg - Drums

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

Axenstar online:


YES Songs From Tsongas – The 35th Anniversary Concert Special Edition Formats Out September 23

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
New York, NY (July 21, 2014)-- Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the September 23 simultaneous release of Yes’ Songs From Tsongas - The 35th Anniversary Concert - Special Edition on 2DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats, and the first ever release of Songs From Tsongas as a 3CD set. [Pre-book Order Date August 29, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $24.98 DVD, $TBA CD]. 
The Special Edition of Songs From Tsongas contains two different concerts from Yes’ 35th Anniversary Tour in 2004, the last tour to feature the classic line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White. In addition to the originally released Songs From Tsongas show, this DVD is packed with an additional 70 minutes of never-before-released highlights from Lugano. Songs From Tsongas offers a fantastic set list of favorites and rarities including “Going For The One,” “Roundabout,” “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “And You And I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Wonderous Stories,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Ritual,” “Turn Of The Century,” and many more captured here in all their glory.
Disc One of the Special Edition DVD contains the whole concert from the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, previously spread across two discs. This epic show features tracks from across the band’s career including an extensive acoustic section (tracks 11 – 18) and some tracks that have rarely been performed live. This entire concert is featured on the Songs From Tsongas 3CD.
Disc Two features a very different concert on the same tour filmed at Estival in Lugano, Switzerland. This outdoor show has a stripped down stage and full on rock versions of the acoustic tracks from Tsongas while the crowd wield a multitude of umbrellas against the pouring rain, which is clearly not preventing them having a great time!
As a Bonus Feature, the DVD includes another track “Ritual,” also filmed at the Tsongas Arena, and an insightful interview with legendary designer and Yes collaborator Roger Dean who created the brand new stage set for the shows.
Songs From Tsongas – The 35th Anniversary Concert is an incredible collection that no Yes fan should be without!
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Special Edition DVD, Blu-ray:
Disc 1 - Songs From Tsongas
1) Intro/Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move / All Good People  
5) Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2  
6) South Side Of The Sky  
7) Turn Of The Century  
8) My Eyes  
9) Mind Drive Part 3  
10) Yours Is No Disgrace  
11) The Meeting (Piano Solo)  
12) Long Distance Runaround  
13) Wonderous Stories  
14) Time Is Time  
15) Roundabout  
16) Show Me  
17) Owner Of A Lonely Heart  
18) Second Initial (Guitar Solo)  
19) Rhythm Of Love  
20) And You And I  
21) Every Little Thing  
22) Starship Trooper
Disc 2 - Live In Lugano
1) Intro/Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move / All Good People  
5) Long Distance Runaround  
6) The Fish  
7) Owner Of A Lonely Heart  
8) And You And I  
9) Starship Trooper  
10) Roundabout
Disc One:
1) Intro / Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move/All Good People  
5) Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2  
6) South Side Of The Sky  
7) Turn Of The Century  
8) My Eyes  
9) Mind Drive Part 3  
10) Yours Is No Disgrace
Disc Two:
1) The Meeting (piano solo)  
2) Long Distance Runaround  
3) Wonderous Stories  
4) Time Is Time  
5) Roundabout  
6) Show Me  
7) Owner Of A Lonely Heart   
8) Second Initial (guitar solo)  
9) Rhythm Of Love
Disc Three:
1) And You And I  
2) Ritual  
3) Every Little Thing  
4) Starship Trooper

HELLION Announces Details of New “Karma’s A Bitch” Mini Album and North American Tour

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Iconic female-fronted metal act HELLION announce details of their first new album and tour in over a decade.  Entitled Karma’s A Bitch, HELLION’s new mini-LP is set for release October 7 on New Renaissance Records in the US, and via HNE/Cherry Red Records on October 8 in Europe and the UK.  The cover artwork (featured below) was designed by British artist Wolven Claws of The Crystallomantic Art.  

With a stellar line-up featuring vocalist Ann Boleyn, drummer Simon Wright (formerly of AC/DC, DIO, and UFO), keyboardist Scott Warren (formerly with DIO and HEAVEN & HELL), bassist Bjorn Englen (formerly with Yngwie Malmsteen), and up-an-coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle, this is easily Hellion's strongest line-up ever.  

HELLION’s new tracks were produced by Simon Wright and Ann Boleyn alongside legendary British studio icon Ken Scott, who has produced iconic albums, including DAVID BOWIE's "Hunky Dory", "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars", "Aladdin Sane" and "Pinups".

A top producer at Abbey Road Studios, Scott is also acknowledged as one of the five principal engineers for THE BEATLES.  He has engineered countless classic works, including GEORGE HARRISON's "All Things Must Pass", ELTON JOHN's "Madman Across The Water", "Honky Chateau" and "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player."  Other credits include gold and platinum albums by SUPERTRAMP, DAVID BOWIE, MISSING PERSONS, KANZAS, and more.

Scott recently said of the comparison between working with David Bowie and Ann Boleyn: "Working with Bowie or working with Ann of HELLION, you've got sheer talent.”

Acknowledging Boleyn as the driving force propelling the band, Scott notes: "Over the years, the musicians have changed. The one musician that has always been the same is Ann. So once again, it's new musicians. The one constant thing about HELLION is Ann, and her incredible voice."

“Starting off with a mysterious and ethereal ghostly introduction, Betrayer quickly blasts into overdrive with a scream from Hell and the raw power the likes of which can only come from Ann Boleyn,” commented Rob DiMartini of Metal Scream Radio.  “The title track, Karma's A Bitch, is a tough sounding rocker destined to be one of the strongest songs on metal radio this year.”

Di Martini continued, ”Hell Has No Fury delivers full-tilt metal with a sublime orchestral section by Scott Warren and the blistering guitar work of Maxwell Carlisle. Watch The City Burn takes listeners on an in-depth journey into the anger and chaos of a full-blown riot. The final piece, Til The End, begins with the hammering double-bass power grove of Simon Wright at his finest. With an anthem-like melody, this is a song that fans will be singing along with when Hellion hits the road.”

Hellion’s new CD can be pre-ordered through at:   A fan pack will also be available through Hellion’s official website at:

Hellion’s new song, “Hell Has No Fury” is available for streaming at:

HELLION is set to kick off their North American tour in October (see below).

October 2 - Whiskey a Go Go (Los Angeles, CA)
October 3 - Count Vamp'd (Las Vegas, NV)
October 4 - Cactus Moon (Mesa, AZ)
October 7 - Lasalle’s (Chico, CA)
October 9 - The Hop (Spokane, WA)
October 10 - El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
October 11- The Bouquet (Boise, ID)
October 15 - Red Line Tap (Chicago, IL)
October 16 - TBA (Detroit, MI)
October 17 - Rock Pile West (Toronto, ON) 
October 18 - Obsession Live (Ottawa, ON)
October 19 - Legendary Dobbs (Philadelphia, PA)
October 22 - Devils Tail (Junction City, KS)
October 23 -The Vanguard (Tulsa, OK) 
October 24 --The Chameleon Room (Oklahoma City, OK)
October 25 -- Concert Pub North Metal Fest (Houston, TX)
October 30 - Brick By Brick (San Diego)




THE DEAD DAISIES Show North American Fans What Rock Is All About

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Dead Daisies are flawless as they show North America that new classic rock is well and truly alive
The Dead Daisies slider photo
The Dead Daisies
Photos by Katarina Benzova
With rave reviews pouring in, The Dead Daisies are impressing even the staunchest of classic rock fans with their lives shows, as they wrap up their support tour with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd, before heading off to join the juggernaut summer tour that is Def Leppard & Kiss as it moves across the States, during August.
"The Dead Daisies played second on the bill, and did a fine job, assuredly, of gaining new fans with a flawless half-hour set." - Buffalo News
The Dead Daisies are straight up rock brewed from a mixture of classic depth and 80s showmanship - all the cool but none of the spandex..   If it looks like rock, sounds like rock, and hits you in the face like rock - it might be The Dead Daisies, a brand new crew oof seasoned musicians that know their way around a big stage” and These guys are entertaining to watch, the vocals are gritty and powerful, they play like their lives depend on it, and they have the experience to back it up.- Maine Music News
The Dead Daisies do, indeed, have the experience to back it up, and the US is loving it - as they should.  Withh veteran of Australian rock,  Jon Stevens on vocals, with more than 30 years of belting out tunes, and the likes of Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys, and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums, it’s hard to find a more musically established group of guys when it comes to ROCK.  They know what it is and how to play it, with heavy influences from the late 70s & early 80s shining through. 
The Dead Daisies are showing the world that a “classic rock” sound still has what it takes to get people hooked and can stand up to any newer genre it goes up against.  It’s about musicianship, not auto tune and computers.  It’s about rock.  Full stop.
David Lowy, Richard Fortus, Marco Mendoza & Jon Stevens with Rickey Medlocke & Howard Leese (photo by Katarina Benzova)
David Lowy, Richard Fortus, Marco Mendoza & Jon Stevens with Rickey Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynryd) and Howard Leese (Bad Company)
But the excitement doesn’t end there.  Before they join Def Leppard & Kiss on tour, they’re taking some time out to record some new tunes with renowned producer, Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Marilyn Manson, Filter, KD Lang), in Los Angeles.  Then August 1st sees the much-anticipated release of The Dead Daisies brand spanking new EP, Face I Love.  
The title track from the EP, Face I Love, was launched in late June in conjunction with an innovative App, where fans have been uploading photos of faces they love, which will become part of the artwork for the EP cover and touring posters.  Selected fans faces will also be chosen to appear in the music video.  And not only that, but one lucky person will go on to win the experience of a lifetime - a trip to see the band at one of ttheir upcoming concerts.
The Dead Daisies Face I Love (EP cover)




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