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Fri
23
Jan
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ECLIPSE - Armageddonize (Showcase)


Swedish Hard Rockers Eclipse are back with their anticipated after the critically acclaimed album “Bleed & Scream” from 2012. The band gained a solid reputation and a steady following with this album that took their melodic Hard Rock roots in a more contemporary direction.

Besides this, producer and main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson strongly improved their skills by writing and producing a vast amount of bands and projects, from the successful W.E.T. albums (together with singer Jeff Scott Soto and Robert Sall from Work of Art) to Toby Hitchcock, Giant, Jimi Jamison, Dalton, Adrenaline Rush just to name a few. This has gainedMårtenssona reputation as one of the top producers/song-writers in this genre today.

Wed
21
Jan
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SOTO - Inside The Vertigo (Showcase)

 
Wed
14
Jan
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TALON - Fourplay (Showcase)

 
 
Talon is:
 
Michael O’Mara:  Lead and Backing Vocals
Kory Voxen:  Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Jim Kee:  Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Phil Keller:  Bass Guitar
John Parker:  Drums
 
Special Guest Musicians:
 
Tim Pierce:  Lead and Harmony Guitars on “Spun” and “Tonight”
Pete Fry:  Lead Guitar on “Love Is Like A Drug To Me”
 
Wed
14
Jan
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RED MONDAY - Red Monday (Showcase)

 

 

·         Jim Miller has been a songwriter and musician for most of his life.

·         If you had asked him in his 20s if he’d be making a record in his 50s, he would have looked at you like you were crazy.

·         As a young songwriter and musician back in the 80s, making albums was reserved for the handful of bands that received record contracts and distribution deals.  That record deal never happened. No album was made.

·         Flash forward 25 years.  The spark for the Red Monday project ignited about 2 years ago when Jim ran into some old band mates at a former music club’s reunion show.

Tue
13
Jan
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SPIDERS & SNAKES - Year Of The Snake (Showcase)

                                SPIDERS & SNAKES RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “KAWASAKI CITY,” FILMED IN JAPAN AND ON THE SUNSET STRIP
 
Sunset Strip veterans Spiders & Snakes, led by the storied legend Lizzie Grey, have released a music video for “Kawasaki City” from their new album, YEAR OF THE SNAKE (available now on Sansei Records).
Thu
18
Dec
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LEVEL 10 - Chapter One (Showcase)

 
Level 10 is a new Trans-Atlantic Metallic alliance between powerhouse vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) and the charismatic bassist/producer/writer Mat Sinner, one of the real flags of German Heavy Metal music.
 
 The pair met a few times during the years and swore to each other to fine the time and the chance to work together. The occasion came about when Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino managed to connect again the two and have them committed for the creation of a new Metal album which could melt the more contemporary and aggressive sound of Adrenaline Mob with the more traditional European Power Metal assault from Primal Fear.
 
Mon
15
Dec
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SWEET & LYNCH - Only To Rise (Showcase)

 
SWEET & LYNCH is a brand new band centered around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of  Christian hard rockers STRYPER and iconic guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, ex DOKKEN) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (ex WHITESNAKE).

“SWEET & LYNCH was born as the brainchild of Serafino Perugino, President of Frontiers Music”, recalls Sweet. “He asked me to basically sing on this record and then I suggested producing it and co-wrote the songs with George”, continues the singer. Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo were then called in to complete the lineup. Now a complete a band, plans are being formulated to rehearse and book a tour to play the music included on this amazing debut album “Only to Rise” to the fans in a live setting.

Mon
15
Dec
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Jorn Lande & Trond Holter present DRACULA - Swing of Death (Showcase)

 
Norwegian Rock Stars, singer Jorn Lande and guitarist Trond Holter (aka Teeny of WIG WAM), have created a new Rock Opera concept album about the life of Count Vlad the III, Prince of Wallachia, widely known as Vlad, The Impaler or by his patronymic name Vlad Dracul(a). The whole story explores the inner struggle inside the multifaceted and engorging character that this mysterious 15th Century personality was, while also taking into account some of the metaphysical aspects that passed into literature, forming the whole basis of the vampire mythos.
Mon
15
Dec
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AMMUNITION - Shanghaied (Showcase)

 
Age Sten Nilsen is picking up where his former band Wigwam left off. Penning new rock anthems with Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse/W.E.T) in Stockholm since October 2013.  When Wigwam surprisingly decided to call it a day after 13 years, Age Sten soon formed his own band, recording the new songs in the vein of the new band effort Age Sten Nilsenʼs AMMUNITION.
 
The new material wears the same catchiness as Wigwam, yet offers a rougher and more subtle sound and arrangements than his former bandʼs latter productions. Produced by one of melodic rocks most esteemed producers Erik Mårtensson, Age Sten Nilsenʼs AMMUNITON is now on the verge of promoting their first album “SHANGHAIED” due for a release in January.
 
Mon
15
Dec
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CARE OF NIGHT - Connected (Showcase)

 
When Swedish Heavy Metal band Seven Tears disbanded in 2009, three of the members, Kristofer von Wachenfeldt (keyboards), Jonathan Carlemar (guitars) and Fredrik Lager (bass) wished to carry on their musical endeavours.
 
Linus Svensson (drums) and Carl-Johan “Calle” Schönberg (vocals) rehearsed with the band way back in 2010, and eventually Linus became the band’s drummer. Singer Jens Andersson later joined the band and thus was the first line-up of CARE OF NIGHT complete. The band nicked their name from a poetry by Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer, did some local shows and recorded two songs for a digital release.
 
Fri
28
Nov
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BAILEY - Long Way Down (Showcase)

 
BAILEY is the new project masterminded by THREE LIONS frontman Nigel Bailey. Even if he is a new name on the scene, Nigel has a vast experience as songwriter and performer. His deal with Frontiers served to bring to light his shining talent both as a powerful singer and as songwriter.
 
Similar to THREE LIONS in terms of influences, BAILEY is slightly heavier, still maintaining the edge and the melodies of Classic British Hard Rock. This record will be a surprise for many and an absolute must for all fans!
 
Musicians:
Nigel Bailey: Lead and Backing Vocals, Bass, Guitars
Mario Percudani: Electric, Acoustic and Slide Guitars
Alessandro Mori: Drums
Additional backing vocals by Andy Bailey and Alessandro Del Vecchio
Fri
28
Nov
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FOREIGNER - Best Of Foreigner 4 And More (Showcase)

 
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 US hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.
 
Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.
 
Thu
27
Nov
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HARMONY - Theatre of Redemption (Showcase)

 
Impressive third album from the Swedish
melodic metal band Harmony, feat. Daniel Heiman
[ex. Lost Horizon, Heed] on vocals on all tracks! Mixed by
Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman [At The Gates, In Flames, Hammerfall] and mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson [Scar Symmetry, Watain] – the vinyl version is limited to 500 copies!
 
Thu
27
Nov
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AXENSTAR - Where Dreams Are Forgotten (Showcase)

 
Swedish power metal of the highest class!
Mixed by Axenstar and PelleSaether [Wolf, Harmony,
Månegarm] at Studio Underground and mastered by
Daniel Beckman [Månegarm, In Mourning, Deals Death]
at Ridge Street Studios. Artwork by Felipe Machado
Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth]
 
Thu
27
Nov
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BLACK FATE - Between Visions & Lies (Showcase)

 
Inspired by the giants in the genre, Black Fate
have managed to create a very memorable album filled
with crushing guitar riffs, haunting melodies, furious
technical and melodic solos and songwriting that will
satisfy even the most demanding metal fans. Led by the
incredible vocalist Vasilis Georgiou and the very
talented young guitar player Gus Drax, Black Fate are
ready to make a mark in the metal scene! Perfect for
fans of Kamelot, Symphony X, Conception and
Evergrey.
 
Fri
14
Nov
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HAREM SCAREM - 'Thirteen' (Showcase)

 
Canadian Rockers Harem Scarem are coming back - after a long 6 years hiatus - with their 13th original studio album cleverly entitled…"Thirteen".

After the band's return in 2013 with the release of "Mood Swings II" - the re-recorded version of their career-defining album "Mood Swings", originally released in 1993 - Harem Scarem embarked on an international tour and reconnected with all the fans. They were actually very pleasantly surprised about the level of interest in the band and decided to move forward.
"It’s been 6 years since our last studio album and we’re feeling rejuvenated and couldn’t be more excited about the new tunes!" tells singer Harry Hess and with juices of inspiration flowing it could not have been easier to give birth to a strong musical statement such as "Thirteen".

Fri
14
Nov
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SCARLETT GYPSY - 'All Access' (Showcase)

 
Scarlett Gypsy #1 Debut Album All Access is Dead-On Revival of 80s Glam Rock

East coast band delivers fresh sounds combining old school rock, glam metal and melodic vocals to fans across multiple genres
 
The Glam Metal Rock Band Scarlett Gypsy has garnered the attention of fans and critics alike with the unveiling of their eagerly awaited debut album - All Access ' available now on Amazon, iTunes, CDbaby and Bandcamp.

 

Wed
12
Nov
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TEN - 'Albion' (Showcase)

 

Released by: Rocktopia/Cargo Records

Release Date: November 24, 2014 (World)

Available exclusively online NOW exclusively from www.firefestofficial.com

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Thu
06
Nov
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HEART & Friends - 'Home For The Holidays' (Showcase)

Last December, HEART’s Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favorites and some of their own hits.
Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined HEART for this once-in-a-lifetime concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the beautiful Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle.

The Wilson sisters performed an array of holiday songs originally written by Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar in their Christmas set as well as some of HEART’s favorite songs. Colvin, Hagar, Marx and Monahan provided additional vocals on the tunes and/or sing duets with HEART.

Thu
06
Nov
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WHITESNAKE - 'Live In 84 - Back To The Bone' (Showcase)

2014 is the 30th Anniversary of the Whitesnake album ‘SLIDE IT IN’. The first multi-platinum album Whitesnake achieved. It features songs we still play all over the World...‘Love Ain’t No Stranger’ ( Cozy Powell’s favorite )...‘Guilty Of Love’...‘Slow & Easy’...& of course ‘Slide It In’.
 
This ‘LIVE IN 84...Back To The Bone’ DVD-CD package features video footage & selected bootleg audio tracks, all taken from performances from our world tour 30 years ago in 1984.
 
It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who recorded the ‘SLIDE IT IN’ album with me have passed away. 
 
Incredibly difficult to articulate... Cozy Powell...Mel Galley...Jon Lord...Amazing people...amazing musicians...Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words…
 
Thu
06
Nov
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CRAZY LIXX - 'Crazy Lixx' (Showcase)

 
Every rock band needs a self titled album – The kind of album that really does the band’s name justice –The kind of album that shows both old and new fans what the band and their music is really all about – The kind of album that is the essence of the band and their sound and the kind of album that is the total sum of years of experience from playing, recording, writing songs and touring. This is that album for Sweden’s Crazy Lixx.
Tue
04
Nov
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IN FAITH - There's A Storm Coming (Showcase)


 

Wed
22
Oct
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WHITE WIDDOW - Crossfire (Showcase)

 
Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and centered around the Millis brothers Jules (Vocals) & Xavier (Keyboards) with Guitar virtuoso Enzo Almanzi. Raised on a healthy diet of 80’s Arena Rock and influenced by artists such as Survivor, Dokken, Night Ranger, White Sister & Giuffria.
Wed
22
Oct
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WICKED SENSATION - Adrenaline Rush (Showcase)

 
WICKED SENSATION from Karlsruhe introduce their 4th studio album "Adrenaline Rush".
 
On "Adrenaline Rush" a catchy tune follows another and it clearly shows that Michael Klein, the band’s lead guitarist and songwriter, has enormously improved his songwriting from album to album.
 
None other than singer David Reece (ex Accept, Bangalore Choir) supported the band and substituted for Robert Soeterboek, who unfortunately was forced to step back because of personal health reasons.
 
David Reece immediately turned out to be the right choice for the band and perfectly blends into the songs of Wicked Sensation. Already the opener "King of the World" delivers superb hooks and melodies which reach their highlight in the chorus while Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) can be heard together with David Reece.
 
Mon
20
Oct
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ALLEN/LANDE - The Great Divide (Showcase)


 

OUT NOW

The first chapter of Jorn Lande and Russell Allen’s collaboration, 'The Battle' was unleashed in September 2005 with unanimous acclaim from fans and critics alike.

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