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08
May

URIAH HEEP - Outsider (Showcase)

Produced By: 
Mike Paxman
Running Time: 
49
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Classic Rock
Artist: 
Outsider
Produced By: 
Uriah Heep
Running Time: 
49.28
Release Date: 
June 6
Released: 
World
Genre: 
Classic Rock
Release dates:
EU: June 6th 2014
NA: June 10th 2014

Tracklisting : Speed Of Sound; One Minute; The Law; The Outsider; Rock The Foundation; Is Anybody Gonna Help Me?; Looking At You; Can't Take That Away; Jessie; Kiss The Rainbow; Say Goodbye.

“Outsider” is Uriah Heep’s 24th studio album which follows the success of “Into the Wild” and extensive worldwide touring.
Uriah Heep started the recordings in January 2014 at Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire England. The album includes 11 brand new songs, including some epic additions to the band’s huge catalogue of rock classics.

Guitarist and founding member Mick Box said: “We are very excited to be releasing our new CD, 'Outsider,' on the Frontiers Record label, as it is very much a rock CD in true 'Heep’, style. The Frontiers roster is full of our genre of music, so we feel it is a good place to be, and hopefully we can have a lot of success together. 'Appy days!”

Uriah Heep debuted in 1970 with the release of one of Hard Rock music’s milestones “Very 'eavy... Very 'umble” and have since sold in excess of 30 millions albums worldwide. They constantly tour in the world, playing in over 53 countries and the band’s live set list features hits from the 70s and 80s, such as “The Wizard”, “Free ‘n Easy”, “Sunrise” and their monster hits “Easy Livin’”, “July Morning” and “Lady in Black”, as well as new material.

Uriah Heep play up to 125 shows a year to a total audience of 500,000 people and a full tour in support of the new release has been already announced.
 
URIAH HEEP:
Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals
Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals
 
  
URIAH HEEP 2014 TOUR DATES (as of 02/04/14):
 
JUNE                       
05.06.14               Solvesborg         Sweden Rock                                                                   Sweden
07.06.14               Espoo                   Kivenlahtirock Festival                                                 Finland
08.06.14               Kauhava              Hotel Kauhava                                                                 Finland
09.06.14               Pori                       Promenade-Keskus                                                      Finland
10.06.14               Salo                      Teatteri Provinssi                                                          Finland
11.06.14               Lahti                     Sibeliustalo                                                                      Finland
13.06.14               Alta                       Alta Soul and Blues                                                        Norway
14.06.14               Haminkeln          Thunderbike fest                                                           Germany

JULY                                        
10.07.14               Sierre                   Sierre Blues Festival                                                     Switzerland
25.07.14               Nova Gorica       Rock Batuje                                                                      Slovenia
30.07.14               Lauchheim         Schloss Kapfenburg                                                      Germany

AUGUST                                                
01.08.14               Graz                     Seerock Festival                                                             Austria
06.08.14               Schaffhausen    Stars In Town                                                                   Switzerland
30.08.14               Stadtallendorf  SUMMER-ROCK open air                                            Germany

 

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Fri
02
May

TESLA - Simplicity (Showcase)

Artist: 
Simplicity
Produced By: 
Tom Zutaut
Running Time: 
65
Release Date: 
June 6
Released: 
World
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock

“Simplicity” is TESLA’s seventh all original studio album which follows a 6-years creative break from the release of the previous album “Forever More”.

The band has certainly not been lazy during this period, as they have made several successful laps around the world and put out several new products anyway. But Tesla are now back to present a brand new album of all original material called “Simplicity”.
The first new song, "Taste My Pain", was released last summer digitally via iTunes and Amazon. The track was recorded during a two-day (June 5-6, 2013) session at J Street Recorders in Sacramento. The new song is, according to the band, "A heavier song with a hard-driving beat and TESLA trademark blazing guitars."

After a string of shows in the USA in 2013, the band went back into the studio in early 2014 and came out with a new album, which goes straight back to the TESLA roots. The band worked and produced it as they did with “Into the Now”, their successful come-back album from 2004. Helped by the legendary Tom Zutaut who was the man behind the best TESLA albums, this new album rocks from start to finish, showing a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist--not sounding like another.
The opening track is called “MP3” and starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values... and has a heavy ass riff! This sets the pace for a great Rock album which is set to please all fans of classic TESLA sound!

Nearly 30 years after their debut album, hard rockers Tesla are still bringing the goods to their fans! With an energy that belies their veteran status, Tesla is well-oiled and ready to deliver another electric round of performances on the road. Don’t miss them!

TESLA:

Jeff Keith: Lead Vocals
Frank Hannon: Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Bass
Brian Wheat: Bass, Vocals, Piano
Troy Luccketta: Drums and Percussion
Dave Rude: Guitars, Vocals, Bass

Produced by: Tom Zutaut and TESLA
Mixed by: Michael Wagener

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
05/01/2014 -Milan, IT
06/05/2014 -Sölvesborg, SE
06/06/2014 -Copenhagen, DK
06/08/2014 -Gelsenkirchen, DE
06/09/2014 -Aschaffenburg, DE
06/10/2014 -Pratteln, CH
06/12/2014 -London, UK
06/13/2014 -Donington, UK

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Fri
02
May

NIGHT RANGER - High Road (Showcase)

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TRACK LISTING
content: 

· High Road
· Knock Knock Never Stop
· Rollin' On
· Don't Live Here Anymore
· I'm Coming Home
· X Generation
· Only For You Only
· Hang On
· St. Bartholomew
· Brothers
· L.A. No Name*

DVD*: High Road (videoclip); Knock Knock Never Stop (videoclip); Making of the album (documentary)
*only available on the deluxe edition

Artist: 
High Road
Produced By: 
Night Ranger
Running Time: 
47
Release Date: 
June 6
Released: 
World
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
 

Release dates:
EU: June 6th 2014
NA: June 10th 2014

Iconic arena-rockers Night Ranger are set to release their eleventh studio album, HIGH ROAD. Produced by the band itself, HIGH ROAD will be available in two formats – a standard CD version and a deluxe version which includes two bonus tracks and a DVD featuring a background look at the making of the album along with video clips. The cover art for HIGH ROAD, incorporates elements of the artwork from the band’s previous releases.

Of the new album, frontman/bassist/songwriter Jack Blades commented, “It’s almost summer and a great time to take a trip down the HIGH ROAD! Our new record features classic Night Ranger feel-good, high-energy kick-ass rock n’ roll. We can’t wait for our fans to hear.” Drummer/singer Kelly Keagy added, “We’re so proud of this new record and excited to get back on the road to bring the new music to our fans.”

Night Ranger’s legendary hits "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still) Rock in America," and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" are songs that have each significantly impacted popular culture and expanded their ever-growing fanbase since the band’s inception thirty years ago. Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in the Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and film; the Oscar-nominated film Boogie Nights; FOX’s hit TV Show American Dad; JBL’s “Hear The Truth” campaign; and many more!To date, Night Ranger has sold 17 million units worldwide and boasts several platinum- and gold-certified albums.

Night Ranger is: Jack Blades (bass guitar, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Joel Hoekstra (lead & rhythm guitars) and Eric Levy (keyboards).

 

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Thu
01
May

OUTLOUD - Let's Get Serious

Artist: 
Let's Get Serious
Produced By: 
Outloud
Release Date: 
May 23
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Hard Rock

OUTLOUD is back with a vengeance! The Greek kings of melodic hard rock featuring Bob Katsionis (Firewind) and American singer Chandler Mogel announce the release of their long-awaited third album Let's Get Serious, a blaze of melodic bliss once again mixed and mastered by the great Tommy Hansen and releasing this summer on the AOR Heaven label.

Internationally, Outloud has sold over 8,000 CDs since its acclaimed debut released in 2009, and has become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on Youtube, with over 400,000+ views.

Their song "We Run" appeared on a handful of reputable compilations and also was named 'Track of the Day' in Classic Rock Magazine in June, 2009. The band has toured its home country multiple times, has appeared on national TV there and also on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country's biggest rock publication.

The album features 11 brand new songs, plus a cover of OMD's Enola Gay - "Outloud" style!

Also featured is very special guest George Kollias (Nile) who played all the drums on the album, and a special appearance by guitar god Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) on probably what could be called the heaviest Outloud track to date, Toy Soldiers.

Stay tuned for more info and look for Let's Get Serious on May 23rd, 2014 at a store / on a computer near you!!!!

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Thu
01
May

MOTHER ROAD - Drive

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Keith Slack – vocals

Chris Lyne – guitars

Zacky Tsoukas – drums
Frank Binke – bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio – hammond & piano  

Artist: 
Drive
Produced By: 
Chris Lyne
Release Date: 
May 23
Released: 
World

 

MOTHER ROAD is the brainchild of Austin, TX (USA) based rock singer Keith Slack and Berlin (Germany) based guitarist Chris Lyne.

Named after "The Mother Road", another name for the US' legendary, historic Route 66 highway, this international Hard Blues Rock band is impressively transferring the vintage sounds and the trademarks of this genre into the new decade.

Founded in 2011 and based on mutual musical influences, Slack & Lyne promptly felt the chemistry between them was right and the song-writing process soon accelerated. In the meantime, the line-up was completed with keyboard player Alessandro DelVecchio, drummer Zacky Tsoukas and bassist Frank Binke.

Guitarist Chris Lyne is well known for his astonishing work with his previous group Soul Doctor. His main influences include some of the greatest British guitar players such as Gary Moore, Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff and John Sykes. American singer Keith Slack acted as frontman of the bands Steelhouse Lane and Michael Schenker Group (MSG), and also his own blues-influenced Hard Rock band Mudpie.

Slack's influences include a whole variety of styles and music from bands including Paul Rodgers, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, King's X and The Cult. "Drive" is the band's first full-length album and will be released on the group's very own Road Songs label with the distributor AOR Heaven.

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Thu
01
May

NEAL SCHON - So U

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section name: 
SOUNDBYTES
section name: 
LINEUP
content: 

 

Neal Schon: guitars, lead vocals
Marco Mendoza: bass guitar lead vocals
Deen Castronovo: drums, lead vocals

So U
Produced By: 
Neal Schon
Running Time: 
50
Release Date: 
May 16
Released: 
World
Genre: 
Rock

Guitar legend Neal Schön has joined forces with bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) to create a unique body of work with jazz and blues-inspired virtuosic hard rock playing, entitled SO U. The new album features Schön, Mendoza and Castronovo splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.

Neal Schön commented, “This is a great new record that features all three of us – Deen, Marco and myself – sharing lead vocals. Enjoy!”

Best known as founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schönhas enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n’ roll’s top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time. Beginning his career more than 35 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join Santana. Schönmoved on in 1973 to form Journey. With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013. As the only member to record on all of Journey’s albums, Schöncontinues with the band today in its latest incarnation.

In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schönhas also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer, Hardline and supergroup Bad English,as well as a variety of side projects.

His latest instrumental solo album, THE CALLING, released in 2012 via Frontiers Records, won rave reviews from fans and the media alike, with Vintage Guitar declaring “THE CALLING is a fine piece of work demonstrating that Schönstill has it going on – and then some…The songs are strong and his guitar tones are absolutely luxurious.”

In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schönalso worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition "Neal SchönSignature Model Custom Les Paul” guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal SchonLTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.

 

Musicians:

Neal Schon: guitars, lead vocals
Marco Mendoza: bass guitar lead vocals
Deen Castronovo: drums, lead vocals
 

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Mon
31
Mar

SUNSTRIKE - Rock Your World

Artist: 
SunStrike - Rock Your World
Produced By: 
SunStrike / Mixed: Erik Martensson
Running Time: 
48
Release Date: 
April 25
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
AOR / Melodic Rock

SunStrike: A glare in the road that can temporarily blind drivers. But SunStrike will blind you with catchy melodies and big choruses!

The band was formed by guitarist Joachim Nordlund and the drummer Johan Lindstedt together with singer Christian Hedgren (Twilight Force, The Theander Expression) by the fall of 2012.

You also find Joachim and Johan in the Swedish metal act Astral Doors. Right from the start the three guys had a very clear image in how the music should sound like: pure melodic hard rock was on the agenda! When only a handful of songs were written they felt that the songs needed the touch of a real keyboard player. Up until then Joachim had done the keyboard parts on one or two songs.

Christian knew a guy that would be perfect for the job, and after a cup of coffee and a handshake Fredrik Plahn (Prey) joined the force. They all felt that this is far too good to be just a project and after a couple of weeks a second guitar player, Mats Gesar (Thalamus) and bass player Björn Lundqvist (Twilight Force) joined the band that now got the name SunStrike.

Two demo songs were posted on the band's facebook page in the summer of 2013, and immediately the word was out about this new melodic rock outfit from Sweden.

Radio stations started to play those songs and a couple of record companies showed their interest in the band. The song-writing/recording continued through 2013 in Joachim's Big Turn Studio until they had 12 songs that were strong enough for the album "Rock your World". For the mixing and mastering process SunStrike chose Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T).

Cover art and the booklet design was done by no one else but Carl-André Beckston (Monowasp). Get ready to be knocked by this SunStrike! 

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Mon
17
Mar

WINGER - Better Days Comin' (Showcase)

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WINGER:

Kip Winger – lead vocal and bass
Reb Beach – guitars
John Roth – guitars
Rod Morgenstein – drums

Artist: 
Better Days Comin'
Produced By: 
Winger
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
World
Genre: 
Hard Rock

DVD (*): Making of the Album; Videoclip 1 / Videoclip 2
(*) Available only on the Deluxe Edition

“Better Days Comin’” is the anticipated WINGER brand new studio album!

Once again the band offers an exciting mixture of the melodic and commercial approach of the first 2 albums, which catapulted Winger in the Hair Metal stardom with the more technical and almost Progressive feel of such album as “Pull” or “IV”. The logic follow up to the critically acclaimed “Karma” which was hailed as one of the band’s highlight releases ever.

“Better Days Comin’” is an amazing new record where the four band members: Kip Winger (ex Alice Cooper), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse) and John Roth (Starship, Giant) shine with an incredible instrumental and vocal prowess at the service of superb Hard Rock songs but with an uncanny sense of melody.

Look out for WINGER tour dates in the spring and summer in support of the new album!

 

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