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May

ROBERT BERRY Relaunches The 3 Project as 3.2

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Friday, August 10, 2018
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Singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Robert Berry’s new album, “The Rules Have Changed,” will be released under the name 3.2 on Frontiers Music Srl on August 10, 2018.

The full-length album will feature musical contributions by the late KEITH EMERSON, whom Berry was a bandmate with in the band 3.

This is the last musical project in which Emerson was involved prior to his untimely passing in 2016.

A preview of the album, the track, “Somebody’s Watching” has been released. It is available on all streaming services as well as an instant download with digital pre-orders.

 
The working relationship between Emerson and Berry began in 1987 when former Yes manager Brian Lane and Carl Palmer arranged a meeting between the two prolific musicians. The plan was to form a more melodic, song oriented band, compared to the complex symphonic rock compositions for which Emerson, Lake & Palmer was known, which would allow Emerson, Berry and Palmer to follow in the footsteps of the success that Asia and GTR were enjoying during that period.
 
The result of that collaboration between Emerson, Berry and Palmer was the band 3 and the album “... To The Power of Three,” was released worldwide by Geffen Records in 1988. The first single, “Talkin' 'Bout” reached #9 on the Billboard charts and the band successfully toured the U.S. to support the album.
 
With the success of the first release, Geffen urged the band to go back into the studio to begin work on a second album, but Emerson felt uncomfortable with Geffen’s momentum stifling, inconsistent strategy that ultimately cut the first album's success short, consequently prompting the band to call it quits. At the time of the band’s dissolution, several songs were already written for the band’s second release with some of the songs later being released on Robert Berry’s solo album, “Pilgrimage To A Point”.
 
In October 2015, conversations about a new 3 album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Emerson about releasing the band’s long delayed follow-up album. Berry relayed those conversations to Emerson and in turn sparked revived enthusiasm from him for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas ultimately paved the groundwork for “The Rules Have Changed.”
 
After Emerson’s death in 2016, Berry was left with Emerson’s final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone and long discussions between the two friends about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be brought to life.
 
After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Robert decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson’s musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with 3 some 30 years ago.
 
“Keith and I developed together a vision of what the new album would be like, explains Berry. “There were many times over the past 30 years since 3 had come out that Keith either played on a session for me or we just talked on the phone. The new album consists of some past 3 writing from 1988, some newly written last efforts from Keith, and some songs written exclusively by me after Keith’s death. “
 
The final result is “The Rules Have Changed,” a reboot of the original 3 project, centered on Robert Berry’s amazing musical talents.
 
This is a record that deserves to be heard by every fan of the great Keith Emerson and includes many exquisite musical adventures, which every progressive music fan will be delighted to experience and enjoy.
 
“Every second I worked on writing, recording, and performing those songs I had one thing on my mind,” says Berry. “The phrase... ‘What would Keith do’...drove me, it guided me, it consumed my creativity. It was so important to me to fulfill our vision for this album. I believe Keith worked through me. I especially felt him with me when I did the solos. The songs we had worked on together but the solos were to be improvised while recording. You will hear his flare coming through on the solos. The solos are played by me, but, at the same time, also by him. I would never say I was even close to being the player Keith was. But I believe you can hear his spirit in the sound and in my playing. I am so proud of this album. I can’t help but think somehow he is proud of the results too.”
 
TRACKLISTING:
1. One by One
2. Powerful Man
3. The Rules Have Changed
4. Our Bond
5. What You’re Dreaming Now
6. Somebody’s Watching
7. This Letter
8. Your Mark on The World
 
PRODUCED BY: Robert Berry
SONGWRITERS: Keith Emerson, Robert Berry
ARRANGEMENTS: Keith Emerson, Robert Berry
RECORDED and MIXED BY: Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios, Campbell, CA 
MASTERED BY: George Horn Mastering, Berkeley, CA
INSTRUMENTATION: Robert Berry
 

 
Thu
24
May

RED REIGN Release New Music Video, 'Red Reign'

 
Richmond, Virginia-based rockers Red Reign are ready to unveil a brand new video, for one of the standout tracks from their self-titled EP - “Red Reign.” Specializing in a sound that recalls vintage rock and metal acts of the mid to late ‘80s, the striking video and rocking song are a perfect representation of this fast-rising band.
 
“The song ‘Red Reign’ is about when a person is so pissed off and overwhelmed, that the anger is finally unleashed,” explains the band’s singer/guitarist, Carlton “Bubba” McMichael (who is also joined in the band by guitarist Stevie Shred, bassist Larry Moore, and drummer Sammy Lee). "It was really great working with Tim, Monica and the whole team at Aisthesis Productions on this video as they were able to capture the bands attitude and stage presence. We look forward to working with them again on future projects".
 
Red Reign’s self-titled EP, was overseen by Grammy-nominated producer, David Ivory (Halestorm, Roots, Silvertide), and can be purchased here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/red-reign-ep/id1183635946
 
Other standout tracks include “Not That Way,” which the band’s McMichael describes as “one of those songs that is about a love gone bad and then the girl realizes she made a mistake in our relationship and wants to get back into the same relationship she poisoned. But the guy has gotten over her and moved on.” A lyric video for the track can also be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bObJneh54U
 
Other tracks include “Chains” (“About the feelings of being held back and looking for that escape”), “Toxic” (“The feeling of hopelessness in a relationship”), and “What is Love For” (“About you pouring yourself into a relationship, knowing it’s not going to go far”), in addition to the aforementioned “Red Reign.” 
 
In addition to the new music video, Red Reign will be hitting the stage on August 17th on a bill with Jackyl, at Phase 2 in Lynchburg, Virginia, and appearing on SUMMERBASH that will be held on Saturday, August 25th at Fiore’s Entertainment Complex in Wooster, Ohio. The event will feature Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip, Every Mother’s Nightmare and Red Reign.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
 
WEBSTITE:    www.redreignband.com
TWITTER:       @RedReignBand
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Thu
24
May

GLENN HUGHES Talks Millennials & California Breed

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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LEGENDARY singer/bassist Glenn Hughes says working with guitarist Andrew Watt showed him “millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it”.
California Breed, a project in which now-65-year-old Hughes worked with 27-year-old Watt along with drummer Jason Bonham, broke up after one album in 2015.
“It was a very stressful band for me to be in,” Hughes told the White Line Fever podcast (please use this link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/white-line-fever/id494213902?mt=2). “I was, you know, bamboozled into forming this band with a young man, Andrew Watt - a very talented young man - but it was the wrong move for me.
“The guy is a millennial. The guy is 25 years old and it was difficult to play with somebody with a different head space to me and Jason not wanting to tour was a difficult thing.
“Looking back at California Breed, I should never have toured behind that. I should have just released the album and moved back onto my solo work.
“A great record by the way but I don’t have very fond memories of that period. I’d was just recovering from open heart surgery, it was a difficult period for me but I look back on it and I learned so many different things.”
Asked for this thoughts on millennials, the former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath man answered: “The way I see it is this, and this is a generalisation: millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it. I’m sorry, that’s the way I see it. 
“People of my age group have worked their asses off to get this and a lot of youngsters - some youngsters don’t feel that way - they want it all and they want it now. They want what you got and they’re not willing to work their asses off for three of four decades to get it.
“And it just doesn’t work that way.”
When asked if he was linking these thoughts to Watt specifically, Hughes said:  “He comes from a group of people from that generation. You’re born in the early nineties and you have a different angle and a different viewpoint of the world. You have the whole internet thing. You grew up with the internet in front of your fingers. It’s a different demographic. It was difficult for me to work with people who had a different angle on life.
“I’m old school. I’ve had a heart attack. I’ve been shot at, pistol-whipped, run over in a car. I’ve been, you know, stabbed and all of a sudden I’m working with people who have no idea what I’ve been through and they just want success. And success, you just don’t get it overnight.”
Hughes returned to another high profile collaboration, Black Country Communion, which currently has a album in circulation entitled BCCIV. Hughes is also touring a show of Deep Purple classics with his solo band.
 
Thu
24
May

Ep. 283 Bobby Rock, Former Drummer with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Episode 283, May 22, 2018. This week we are joined by drummer Bobby Rock. Bobby was the drummer in the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Bobby shares his memories and amazing stories of auditioning for the VVI. Who was the brains behind the band. When the wheels first started to fall off. How the VVI eventually imploded. Thoughts on why the VVI never broke big. Changes in management. We guarantee you will learn something new about Vinnie Vincent and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Bobby just released his book, The Boy Is Gonna Rock available at www.bobbyrockstore.com. Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at www.MichaelBrandvold.com

 
Thu
24
May

JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' Japanese Release

 
MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the release of one of the finest melodic hard rock records for 2018 – JK Northrup & David Cagle’s first collaboration together, titled ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’.
 
There is no doubt whatsoever that this record is gonna leave a mark on fans of hard rocking, guitar driven melodic rock, with a production to die for and songs dripping in hooks and melodies.
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ is OUT NOW.
 
 
ORDER JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' Japanese Edition + Bonus Track
 
$20 + $5 worldwide shipping - 10 ONLY IN STOCK!
 
 
 
 
ORDER JK NORTHRUP & DAVID CAGLE - 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark'
 
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MRR’s Andrew McNeice: “I’m immensely proud and excited to finally be releasing this killer record from JK and David. I’ve worked with JK since the very first MR.com compilation over 15 years back and he’s been there for me as a mastering engineer every time since. His work with me remastering some important archive releases in the last couple of years has only further emboldened my respect for him as a first rate professional and someone who can bring out the very best results in any situation. On top of that, he is a Grade A gentleman who I value as a friend and college.
Everyone I have recommended Jeff to as an engineer or producer has ended up using him and continuing that relationship. But I’ve long felt that his name is undervalued as a writer and guitarist and I think this record is his finest achievement to date and a truly stunning release – in all facets – the guitar playing, the writing and production and David Cagle is one hell of a vocalist who I think we need to work with again ASAP!”
 
Jeff Northrup: “David Cagle and I had worked together in the past and started this album back in 2014.  Unfortunately, it was shelved due to 'circumstances'. We knew we had something special even then, and the time was right to pull out this great collection of songs, dust it off and polish it up. The result is 12 of the best songs put together on any album I've been a part of!
 
Fast forward to 2017… After rewriting some of the lyrics, some arrangement changes, re-recording guitars and vocals, then bringing in the powerful rhythm section of Larry Hart - bass (Montrose, Gypsy Soul, King Kobra) and Steve Brown - drums (Montrose, Oleander-and Mick Brown's younger brother), the album has truly come to life!
Larry and Steve have been playing live together for a couple years and are TIGHT. I've played on a few albums with Larry including King Kobra, Shortino-Northrup and Gypsy Soul, which began in 1987.
 
When you hear the opening track 'The Night Is Mine', you'll know right away that you are going to Get Rocked HARD!!! David's modern approach on vocals is a breath of fresh air and I pull no punches on guitar!! With some heavy, powerful rock songs, to more main stream rockers and a couple killer ballads, it's all here!!!
Although a predominately guitar driven album, Eric Ragno does a masterful job playing keyboards on 6 songs.
 
The title track, 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark' was written by myself several years back, but sounds as fresh and powerful as if written today. Some of the lyrics are based on true life experiences about love, hate and a relationship gone bad, which is reflected in the artwork that was done by the great Nello Dell'Omo. 'The Siren' cuts out your heart and leaves you still alive, clutching your chest. Been there, done that!!! I truly am excited for everyone to here this album!! Cheers!" ~ JK Northrup
 

 

 
Produced, Recorded, mixed and mastered by JK Northrup at Alien Productions Music Studio
 
JK Northrup & David Cagle ‘That’s Gonna Leave A Mark’ arrives March 30 worldwide on MelodicRock Records
 
 
Wed
23
May

You Can't Kill HARDCORE SUPERSTAR's Rock N Roll

Friday, September 21, 2018
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YOU CAN’T KILL MY ROCK ‘N ROLL New album from Hardcore Superstar out September 21st 2018!
 
You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll is the 11th album from Gothenburg’s HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, consisting of 12 ear splitting anthems that drive home the fact that Rock isn’t dead, it is in fact alive and well and thriving in Sweden.
Recorded throughout 2017 and early 2018 at the beautiful Österlyckan (Wooden Hybrid) Studios near Gothenburg, the album was produced by the band themselves and mixed in Stockholm by Dino Medanhodzic. 
 
Celebrated worldwide for their explosive and uplifting live performances that are bursting with integrity and passion, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have managed to somehow harness and capture all that passion and raw energy and translate it into the 12 songs that make up “You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll”. This is a huge sounding album on all levels, overflowing with sure fire hits and guaranteed future fan favourites.
The albums first single “Have Mercy On Me” was released to great critical acclaim at the end of 2017 and quickly became play listed on radio stations all over the UK, Europe and their native Scandinavia, making it a runaway success. The following singles “Bring The House Down”, “Electric Rider” and “Baboon” have built enormously on this success, creating massive amounts of excitement and anticipation amongst the fans and media in preparation for the albums release on September 21st 2018. Further singles are also planned to coincide with the bands ambitious World Tour that will see them playing to audiences far and wide throughout all of 2018/19.
 
Its safe to say You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll is an unapologetically confident and assured album full of big hooks, attitude and aggression that doesn’t let up from the moment the opening track “ADHD” kicks in all the way through to the closing track “Goodbye” with the title track being an uplifting, rallying call to arms for all fans of Rock music to stand proud, united in the celebration of who we are and the music we love. The message very much setting the tone for the album as a whole.
All the elements that that make up a great HARDCORE SUPERSTAR album are here in abundance. At its core there is the great song writing and big choruses that are synonymous with every HARDCORE SUPERSTAR release, however each song stands on its own as well as complementing the album as a whole, taking the listener through a rollercoaster of snarling riffs, heavy bass lines and relentlessly driving drums, all of which are intertwined with enslaving melodies and Jocke’s unmistakeable vocals.
It’s safe to say, “You Can’t Kill My Rock N Roll” isn’t just the bands finest album to date, but it could quite easily also be their most career defining.
 
You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll Tour
 
May 19-20      Radio Rock Cruise, Finland
May 25            Backstage Rock Bar, Varberg, Sweden
Jun 6               Sweden Rock, Norje, Sweden
Jun 7               Malt Generation Music Festival, Milan, Italy
Jun 8               Garage Sound Festival, Madrid, Spain
Jun 14             Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Australia
Jun 15             Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
Jun 16             Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, Australia
Jun 17             Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Australia
Jul 20              Rockfesten i Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 27-28         Q-Stock Festival, Oulu, Finland
 
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In a world where music legends are claiming ‘Rock is Dead’ and the music buying population are being force fed manufactured TV show wannabes, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR stand defiant with the most hard hitting album of their career
“You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll” 
 
“You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll” isn’t just a statement of confrontation and rebellion, it’s a celebration of everything we love, the music, the lifestyle, this is our religion, it’s our choice, and it’s everything we believe in”
 
Adde, Vic, Martin, Jocke
 
 
Wed
23
May

Rat Pak Records Set To Release VIXEN ‘Live Fire’ July 6

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Friday, July 6, 2018
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Classic 80’s rock veterans Vixen will release “Live Fire” via Rat Pak Records on July 6, 2018. Mixed by Michael Wagener, “Live Fire” features 12 live tracks and was recorded at Chicago's legendary Arcada Theater during the group’s successful 2017 tour.  In addition to the classic Vixen songs, the effort also includes a newly recorded studio version of “You Ought to Know By Now”, an all new studio acoustic version of their hit song “Edge of a Broken Heart” and a live version of a previously unreleased track called “Big Brother”.
 
Regarding the track “You Ought to Know by Now”, vocalist Janet Gardner says, “It gives you a taste of the classic Vixen days with a revitalized energy and passion!”...and bassist Share Ross adds, “This song is the ultimate connection between our history with Jan and our future!”
 
Speaking of the live material drummer Roxy Petrucci comments, “It’s really cool to see so many old and new fans enjoying these classic songs as we perform them live, so it only made sense to release this live album!” Guitarist Britt Lightning adds, “This album really captures all the spontaneity and energy of the band’s live performance.”

Vixen first burst onto the scene in the 80’s and achieved large scale commercial success with songs like “Edge of A Broken Heart”, “Cryin” and “Love Made Me”. The band has sold over a million albums, had six #1 videos on MTV, four songs on Billboard’s Top 100 and is the only platinum selling all female 80’s act. The band continues to write new music and tour with their eyes set firmly on the future!
 
Vixen “Live Fire” is available in various formats and bundle configurations including a ltd white vinyl pressing with an alternate track sequence and also an Ultimate Fan Bundle that includes a personal “Thank-you” phone call from Janet Gardner, exclusively available at www.ratpakrecords.com/vixen
 
TRACK LISTING
01. Rev It Up (Live)
02. How Much Love (Live)
03. One Night Alone (Live)
04. Cryin’ (Live)
05. Meet The Band (Live)
06. Rock Me (Live)
07. Streets In Paradise (Live)
08. I Don’t Need No Doctor (Live)
09. Love Is A Killer (Live)
10. Love Made Me (Live)
11. Big Brother (Live) *previously unreleased*
12. Edge of A Broken Heart (Live)
 
BONUS TRACKS
13. You Ought To Know By Now (New Studio Version)
14. Edge of A Broken Heart (New Studio Acoustic Version)
 
Vixen is:
Janet Gardner (vocals)
Roxy Petrucci (drums)
Share Ross (bass)
Britt Lightning (guitars)
 
 
Wed
23
May

PRIMAL FEAR To Release New Album, 'Apocalypse' August 10

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Friday, August 10, 2018
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Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of another monster heavy metal album from Germany's Primal Fear in the form of their new studio album, “Apocalypse” on August 10, 2018!
To celebrate the announcement, the band has released a lyric video for the track "Hounds Of Justice”
 
 
"Apocalypse" will be available in the following formats:
- CD
- CD/DVD
- Box Set (includes CD/DVD + T-Shirt) [T-shirt size L in EU/UK edition, size XL in N.A. and AU edition]
- LP
 
“Apocalypse” is Primal Fear’s 12th studio album and another milestone release in keeping with the consistent growth the band has shown through their career. Primal Fear, through years of hard work and a steady stream of increasingly powerful albums, have become one of the most beloved and respected heavy metal bands around the globe, a true metal institution. Their last two studio albums, “Delivering The Black” and “Rulebreaker”, saw them climbing the charts in several territories and receiving even more critical praise than previous releases. Truly, especially in recent years, the band has continued to raise the bar in terms of quality and musicianship with each release, constantly pushing themselves to find new ways to best themselves.
 
Production of the record started at the end of 2017 and was wrapped by Spring 2018 at Hansen Studios is Denmark with producer Mat Sinner and engineer/mixer Jacob Hansen. "My personal highlight of recording the album was the fantastic teamwork. Peaceful, focused and really creative,” says Mat Sinner. "No big discussion, no heated arguments. Everybody did a fantastic job and the performances were top notch. This was the key to improve every little detail of the songs, from old school to epic, from modern to symphonic, from fast to slow - you will hear it all on 'Apocalypse'.”
 
The guitars on the album are truly outstanding. Each of the three guitar players of the band - Magnus Karlsson, Tom Naumann and Alex Beyrodt - shine in their own respective right. Thanks to the fantastic mix provided by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Delain, Pretty Maids, Amaranthe, etc.), each player is highlighted.
 
And finally, what to say about the performance of Ralf Scheepers, one of the truest and most outstanding vocal metal heroes of our times? "Ralf is more motivated and ambitious than ever before,” relays Sinner. "The band vibe is extremely peaceful and creative these days and this really elevates Ralf. He had the opportunity to try different things on the songs and even some extreme ideas, which are always welcomed. Ralf sounds good in every pitch from a very deep sonor voice, to a mid-range power vocal to extreme high-pitched screams, so we could fool around with all different scales and scenarios. For example, I think the vocal performance on the song ‘Supernova’ speaks for itself. 
The result on "Apocalypse" is utter satisfaction paired with maximum enthusiasm and we’re really happy about the final result - I hope the fans will enjoy the record as much as we do!”
 
TRACK LISTING:
CD
1. Apocalypse
2. New Rise
3. The Ritual
4. King Of Madness
5. Blood, Sweat, & Fear
6. Supernova
7. Hail To The Fear
8. Hounds Of Justice
9. The Beast
10. Eye Of The Storm
11. Cannonball
12. Fight Against Evil (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)
13. Into The Fire (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)
14. My War Is Over (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)
 
BONUS DVD (Deluxe Edition & Limited Edition Box Set ONLY)
+King Of Madness (video)
+The Ritual (video)
+Making of Apocalypse Mini-Documentary
 
BAND MEMBERS:
Ralf Scheepers - Lead Vocals
Tom Naumann - Guitars
Alex Beyrodt - Guitars
Magnus Karlsson - Guitars & Keyboards
Francesco Jovino - Drums
Mat Sinner - Bass ss & Vocals
 
Links:
- Official Website: www.primalfear.de
 
Wed
23
May

Introducing WAITING FOR MONDAY

 
Welcome WAITING FOR MONDAY to the Frontiers' family! Waiting For Monday is a new AOR / Melodic Rock duo formed by vocalist Rudy Cardenas and guitarist & singer August Zadra. The band hails from Los Angeles and was brought to the attention of Frontiers by Jeff Scott Soto, with the label moving quickly to sign them based on their outstanding talents.
 
Originally from Venezuela, Rudy Cardenas is one of LA's most sought after rock vocal talents. Best known as a finalist on season 6 of American Idol, Rudy has been heard on TV and movies ranging from Family Guy to Real Steel. For five years, Rudy was the power alto for the multi-award winning vocal group, m-pact, who was named vocal group of the year at the 2005 L.A. Music Awards. More recently, Rudy was the featured vocalist for the Gold-selling Hungarian rock album by Mr. Zsolt.
 
August Zadra is best known for handling lead guitar and vocal duties in iconic singer Dennis DeYoung's solo band since 2010. Since the age of 15, guitar playing has been a passion that carried August from Fairbanks, Alaska to Hollywood, California, where he attended and graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology. He has been a constant in the Los Angeles music scene of the past 20 years, playing with a variety of bands, and is often sought out as a guitarist/vocalist collaborator for writing and recording projects.
 
The duo are currently writing songs for their debut record which is expected to be released in 2019. Musically, you can expect classic chart topping AOR melodies with musical influences from classic rock giants such as Journey, Styx, and Foreigner.
 
Follow the band on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/waitingformondaymusic
 
 
Tue
22
May

LIMITED SALE ITEMS

 
Following MRF5, I have a few very limited items that I can now offer to anyone interested. First come, first served basis – please email ajm@melodicrock.com with requests. Prices include shipping.
 
MRF5 Event Shirt (2 sided):
Long Sleeve Navy Blue Tshirt – 3XL only (1 avail) $45
Long Sleeve Black Tshirt – Small Only (2 avail) $40
Green VIP Design Tshirt – Medium (2 avail) / Small (1 avail) $30
 
Wombat 2.0 Design:
White Tshirt – 2XL (3 avail) / XL (6 avail) / Large (2 avail) $35
 
Original Wombat Design:
Black Tshirt – XL (3 avail) $30
 
ALSO AVAILABLE – LEFT OVER CD TITLES (LAST available copies EVER!)
Working Class Dogs – Rick Springfield Tribute (10 avail) $15
MRCD11 – This One Goes To Eleven (3 avail) $10
And just a few units each left of: Showbiz, Intuitive, Infinity, House Of Shakira (both MRR albums) and Faith Circus. All $15 (shipping included)
 
 
 
Mon
21
May

Lizzy Borden - "Long May They Haunt Us" (Video & Press Release)

 
For decades, Lizzy Borden has been one of theatrical rock's top front-men. And on June 15th, Borden will issue his first album in 11 years, My Midnight Things, via Metal Blade Records. The extended layoff between albums has not dulled his desire to rock and shock. "Although we have stayed busy touring all over the world, I missed being a recording artist. I look at the new album as a new beginning, I pushed the restart button on my career," Borden comments. 
The video of "Long May They Haunt Us", which Lizzy Borden proclaims as "the most meaningful song on the 'My Midnight Things' album. It's about those people that are no longer in our lives but we still think about them every single day. They haunt us with more than a memory, a haunt that we hope will never go away." The video (directed by David Brodsky / www.davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxczxHv048U

To watch the lyric video for the previous single, "My Midnight Things", please visit: metalblade.com/lizzyborden - where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats: 

--limited 1st edition Digipak-CD (includes bonus tracks) 
--jewelcase-CD
--180g black vinyl
--clear pacific blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies) 
--clear burgundy marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies) 
--olive/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies) 
--opaque cool gray marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 200 copies) 
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available! 
 
To celebrate My Midnight Thingsrelease, Lizzy Borden will have an album release party on Thursday, June 14th from 7-10PM at the Hard Rock Live, Las Vegas (3771 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109). Hosted by Jim Florentine (along with Lizzy Borden in attendance!), there will be giveaways, drink specials, signed CDs/LPs available for purchase, and more at this event, which is open to the public. Please RSVP to mymidnightparty@gmail.com to confirm your attendance!
             
Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer, who also handled all the drumming duties. "I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that," Borden explains. "My approach is very different than what is happening in today's current sound." 

The album was also mixed by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Adele, U2) and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Petty). 

Borden is planning on hitting the road shortly. "I've already started working on the 'My Midnight Things' show, and I really can't wait to play these songs live," Borden adds. "There are so many talented players out there in the world, I know I will find the right musicians to be on stage with me in my touring band in the new show. And just based on what is being talked about so far, it will be the best show I've ever done. I really do feel a new excitement that I have not felt in years. The best is yet to come." 

My Midnight Things track-listing

1. My Midnight Things 
2. Obsessed with You 
3. Long May They Haunt Us
4. The Scar Across My Heart 
5. A Stranger to Love 
6. The Perfect Poison 
7. Run Away with Me 
8. Our Love Is God 
9. My Midnight Things (Reprise) 
10. We Belong to the Shadows
 
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ALICE COOPER Guitarist RYAN ROXIE To Release 'Imagine Your Reality' Solo Album In May

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Ryan Roxie will release his new solo album, "Imagine Your Reality" on May 25 via www.bellyacherecords.com for LP pre-order. Pre-order CD at amazon.com The CD will also be available via Cargo Records UK.
 
The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who is best known as Alice Cooper's longtime lead guitarist and collaborator, has also worked with Slash, Gilby Clarke and others. Roxie will be touring in US in July before he starts Cooper's tour Aug 3 in Wisconsin.
 
"Imagine Your Reality" is Ryan's first official solo release and sees him joined by other noteworthy musicians, including a collaboration with CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander on the track "California Man".
 
Says Roxie: "CHEAP TRICK were a major influence in my musical upbringing. Both Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen have joined us onstage at Alice Cooper shows in the past and have always been the most quintessential rock stars. In my opinion, Robin Zander's voice is the definition of rock 'n' roll, so having him guest vocal on 'California Man' definitely ticks a box off my 'greatest moments in rock 'n roll' list."
 
"Imagine Your Reality" continues Roxie's legacy of creating infectiously melodic songs and straight-ahead, no-nonsense rock riffs, and this time with more guitar than ever before. Ten tracks, all underlined by ten gleaming guitar solos. From the punk rock undertones of "Never Mind Me" to the un-sugarcoated tale of life in "La La Land (To Live And Die In LA)" to the superb BEATLES-y/OASIS nod "Look Me In The Eye" — it's an uplifting big rock soundd. Zander transforms "California Man" into the ultimate vintage-vibed, top-down, drive-in-the-sunshine rock 'n' roll anthem.
 
Ryan says: "With this album, I think we kept the spirit and power of the 3.5-minute rock song intact as well as keeping the dream of guitar-driven music alive and well. I can't wait for people to experience my reality."
 
The LP is currently available at www.bellyacherecords.com for pre-order and set to be released on May 25, 2018. Fans can order the LP's individually or in bundle packs with an exclusive T-Shirt and Guitar Pick pack.
 
The Bellyache Records Super Deluxe Edition 1st pressing Vinyl LP is limited to 500 copies world wide. There are 4 different colors of vinyl:
 
125 Red Vinyl, 125 White Vinyl, 125 Blue Vinyl & 125 Classic Black Vinyl. Each LP includes a Die-Cut Jacket with 2 Double Sided Prints giving the fans the choice of 4 different front cover images to choose so they can choose their own Roxie Reality. Also included is an 11"x17" Poster signed by Ryan Roxie, a printed Inner Sleeve with Lyrics, Photos & Liner Notes, full LP Digital Download Code & a sleeved CD Copy.
 
The LP will also be available at all upcoming Alice Cooper shows this summer and fall while supplies last. The digital release will be available at all major outlets like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.
 
"Imagine Your Reality" track listing:
 
01. Big Rock Show
02. Over And Done
03. California Man
04. To Live And Die In LA
05. Uh Oh Song
06. Me Generation
07. Look Me In The Eye
08. Hearts In Trouble
09. Nevermind Me
10. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
 
"Image Your Reality" was produced by Kristoffer "Folle" Folin, Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bordon. It was recorded and mixed at Purple Skull Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
 
 

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