Fri
06
Sep

AGE STEN NILSEN New Solo Single & Coming Album

 
New single from Åge Sten Nilsen out now: https://orcd.co/dontbeleave
Add it to your playlists now or download it. "baby don't be leave" is the first taste from Age’s fifth solo ‘Crossing The Rubicon’, out on Grappa Musikkforlag October 25.
 
Translated description: “This is a happy-pop in the 60s Spirit, but with a gloomy and bizarre text about a delicate soul that refuses to let go of her girlfriend, no matter the price. Since the last solo - unexpected acoustic and MELANCHOLIC SMOOTH SEAS DON'T make good sailors - åge has now bevegd closer to an electric 60 s-expression, although several sounds have a clear and natural belonging to the previous album.”
 
 
Thu
05
Sep

CANNONBALLZ - 8Ballz2Many (Showcase)

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Friday, May 10, 2019
8Ballz2Many
Produced By: 
Cannonballz
Release Date: 
May 10
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR, MelodicRock, Prog/Pop
Categories: 
SOLD OUT
 
 
Who are CANNONBALZ? Check this lineup for some of the best musicians on the planet!
 
Vocals - Robbie LaBlanc (Fury, Blanc Faces, Find Me, Solo)
Guitars - Alan Friedman (The Accounting Crows, Sessions, Solo)
Bass - Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Tackhead, Mick Jagger)
Keyboards - Vince DiCola (Transformers, Storming Heaven, Rocky IV, Staying Alive)
Drums & Percussion - Jonathan Mover (Marillion, The Tubes, GTR, Joe Satriani)
 
So what are this band of musicial icons doing together?
 
Only making one of the best AOR/rock/midwestern/pop records you’ll ever hear, that’s what!
There’s not one note out of place on this monster album - an eclectic mix of classic rock influences, with a level of musicianship completely off the scale.
 
MRR A&R Andrew McNeice: "I'm so proud and thrilled to have these guys and this amazing album on MRR. The crisp, sharp production allows all the many layers to breathe and showcase the extraordinary talents these guys have. This is one of the finest albums for musicianship that I have heard in years!"
 
After recording a few records with various well-known musicians, guitarist/songwriter Alan Friedman wanted to form a band with his favorite drummer, bassist, keyboardist and vocalist. His choices were easy, as he enlisted drummer Jonathan Mover (Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Joe Satriani), bassist Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Jeff Beck, TackHead), keyboardist Vince DiCola (film score composer of ‘Rocky IV’ & ‘The Transformers: The Movie’), and killer AOR vocalist Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me, Fury).
 
Together, they spent three days in L.A. studio “The Steakhouse” and wrote this entire record from scratch, including a complete rearrangement of the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.” One of Jonathan’s many girlfriends (and there have been many) always called Alan “Kannenballs” because the name of Alan’s CPA firm is “Friedman, Kannenberg & Company.” And as they say, the rest is history.
 
MelodicRock Records is honoured to be in the presence of such company and proudly releases the album ‘8Ballz2Many’ worldwide officially May 10.
 
Track Listing:
01. Sari 5:24
02. Never Giving Up 4:18
03. When I Think Of You 4:24
04. Justin Thyme 6:41
05. Heart Without A Soul 6:34
06. Sammy On The Wall 4:20
07. I’ll Take The Pain 5:02
08. Lost In Time 5:09
09. URanus? MYanus! 6:22
10. Tomorrow Never Knows (Lennon/McCartney) 6:40
 
Produced by Jonathan Mover
Mixed by Fran Flannery
 
 
Thu
05
Sep

GEOFF TATE Brings Operation Mindcrime Tour To Australia 2020

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HARDLINE MEDIA proudly present GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION MINDCRIME! The legendary frontman returns to Australia with his band to perform the classic concept album “Operation Mindcrime” in its entirety, and much more! BRISBANE, SYDNEY and MELBOURNE get ready!
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter GEOFF TATE is regarded as one of the most skilled and iconic vocalists in the rock and metal genres. His soaring vocals combined with his complex, lyrical content and full band, provide a backdrop for a rare live experience. A voice. An album. A band. Not to be missed. After a long, successful and critically acclaimed international run for the 30th Anniversary of “Operation Mindcrime” throughout 2018 and 2019, Geoff and the band will grace Aussie shores with a much-anticipated performance of the entire album, followed by many more hits.
“Tate didn’t sound just good, let me tell you. He sounded fantastic. From start to finish, Tate was simply stellar. ‘I Remember Now’ blared through the speakers to start things off as the band prepared for the evening. ‘Anarchy-X’ then was played as Tate emerged for the start of ‘Revolution Calling.’ What followed next was Tate and his band playing one of, if not the best albums ever made, period… Tate does not disappoint.” Shockwave Magazine
Check out Geoff and the band performing ‘Suite Sister Mary’ live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY_AGkcB9QQ
TOUR DATES:
THUR 30 JAN - BRISBANE - THE ZOO
FRI 31 JAN - SYDNEY - MANNING
SAT 1 FEB - MELBOURNE - CROXTON
LIMITED EARLYBIRD* PRE-SALE GA & VIP MEET & GREET
TICKETS ON SALE FRI 6 SEPTEMBER AT 10AM AEST - ONLY AT: hardlinemedia.net
 
Thu
05
Sep

THE DARK ELEMENT Return Nov 11 With 'Songs The Night Sings'

Friday, November 8, 2019
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The Dark Element featuring Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen Announce Second Album "Songs The Night Sings" Out November 8th via Frontiers Music Srl! Video For Title Track Out Now!
 
THE DARK ELEMENT is a musical project featuring vocalist Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Insomnium, Cain's Offering). November 8th will see the release of their second album, entitled "Songs The Night Sings". Today, the band presents a video for the album's title track, which you can see below.
 
 
“Songs The Night Sings” takes off where the self-titled debut left off, with immaculate vocals from Anette and fabulous anthems written by Jani.
 
"It’s a thrill that we’re releasing yet another album and for me it’s been even easier to record this one since me and Jani now know each other really well. For me, this album is bigger and better and I believe the ones who liked the first one will really like this one too. All I can say is that I already long to do another album. Hep hep!" says Anette.
 
Jani adds, "I think the album is very heavy, but still hyper melodic, and this time we are even exploring new musical territories we didn't on the previous album. Now that me and Anette have one album together under our belts, we have found the style we want to pursue and also the ideal way of working together. Given all this, I think it's safe to say that with this album you'll get even more of what made the first album so good, only it's gonna be bigger, better and bolder!"
 
THE DARK ELEMENT made their live debut in June 2018 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. They also completed a short Japanese tour and performed at the Frontiers Rock Sweden festival in October at Fryshuset Klubben in Stockholm. More tour dates are planned for this upcoming album, so expect to see the band on stage again soon.
 
Since word of this project initially got out, fans were frothing at the mouth with anticipation for its arrival. And no wonder considering the talent involved! Anette is widely known for being the fabulous voice on the hit albums from Nightwish, “Dark Passion Play” and “Imaginareum”. Jani has recently been busy in Insomnium as well as Cain's Offering alongside Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto, but left a deep mark on the minds of all Power Metal fans thanks to his time in Sonata Arctica.
 
The resulting debut album released in November 2017 took no time to prove that the resume of the individuals involved did indeed add up to the musical output.
 
Tracklisting:
1. Not Your Monster
2. Songs The Night Sings
3. When It All Comes Down
4. Silence Between The Words
5. Pills On My Pillow
6. To Whatever End
7. The Pallbearer Walks Alone
8. Get Out Of My Head
9. If I Had A Heart
10. You Will Learn
11. I Have To Go
 
Line-up:
Anette Olzon - Vocals
Jani Liimatainen - Guitars, keyboards, programming
Jonas Kuhlberg - Bass
Rolf Pilve - Drums
 
Produced by Jani Liimatainen
 
 
Thu
05
Sep

New Swiss Hard Rock Band FIGHTER V Debut Out October 11

 
Fighter V - City Of Sinners [Official Music Video]
 
Fighter V combines powerful riffs with stadium-suited anthems. The Melodic Rock Band from Hergiswil (NW, Switzerland) stands for energy, passion and a lot of 80s flair. Already headlining Central Europe on the road and supporting acts like The Dead Daisies, Fozzy, Bonfire, etc., Fighter V brings a lot of entertainment experience.
 
Get a full load of Stadium Rock with Fighter V!
 
 
The debut album FIGHTER will be released on October 11, 2019 at Rock Attack Records. The release is followed by an extended tour, including supporting THE NEW ROSES across Central Europe.
 
 
Video directed by: Gango luege / Fighter V
 
A very special thanks goes to:
Lighting Engineer: Simon Murer & Marcel Büchel
Makeup Artist: Sofie Schenker
Allrounders: Janine Steiger & Leah Lüscher
Lighting Equipment: Kleinlaut
 
Album produces by: Jona Tee
Album mixed by: Tobias Lindell
Album mastered by: The Panic Room
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Wed
04
Sep

DragonForce - Heart Demolition (New Official Video)

On September 27th, DragonForce will unleash their 8th full-length album
Extreme Power Metal, worldwide. 

Today sees the release of a brand new video for DragonForce’s second single “Heart Demolition”.
Inspired by classic arcade games, the retro look of the video perfectly completes the song’s fast and furious guitar sound and triumphant, uplifting melodies.

Having had its exclusive pre-premiere on the gaming video platform Twitch, the fun video for “Heart Demolition” can be watched on the DragonForce YouTube Channel now: 
https://youtu.be/DDtaDWel5bs 

 
“Extreme Power Metal” will be available as a CD Digipak2LP+DL and digital
Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, “Extreme Power Metal” was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li's livestream channel on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from the fans.

Pre-Order the album now!
https://smarturl.it/DragonforcEPM_au
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Wed
04
Sep

MOTLEY CRUE's 'Dr Feelgood Hits 30

The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Dr. Feelgood
 
With charting hit singles including “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Without You,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” and “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.),” Dr. Feelgood has been the band’s biggest album to date. The record has sold more than six million copies in the U.S. alone going 6x platinum, is certified 3x platinum in Canada, Gold in the UK and in Switzerland and spent 109 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #1.
 
The band also earned Grammy nominations for “Dr. Feelgood” (1990) and “Kickstart My Heart”(1991) in the Best Rock Performance category and won Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album for the record at the American Music Awards (1991).
 
In addition to being the biggest album of the band’s career, Dr. Feelgood has had a tremendous effect on pop culture. Inspired by Nikki Sixx’ near-death overdose, the autobiographical “Kickstart My Heart” dives into the band’s sobriety. Over the last 30 years, Sixx has used his platform to be a part of the drug awareness and recovery conversation, an issue which continues to be relevant today more than ever.
 
Says Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx: “After feeling robbed of a #1 album with Girls Girls Girls, the band was hell bent on topping ourselves on every level. Bringing in Bob Rock to produce and push us musically and lyrically was just what the doctor ordered...The band was clean, lean and sober and this album has some of our proudest work.”
 
Mötley Crüe has not only influenced musical trends, but have also played a key role in the fashion culture of the 80’s. Their iconic imagery continues to be a staple with rock apparel and fashion brands. In honor of its 30th anniversary, and in response to the frequent call from fans for more classic Mötley Crüe, an anniversary line of Dr. Feelgood apparel featuring the album’s iconic artwork will be available. Furthermore, a 30th Anniversary edition is being released featuring new CD and vinyl packaging as well as a deluxe edition including colored vinyl, three 7” picture discs, Dr. bag, deck of cards, prescription notepad and drumstick pens, pins, guitar picks, band aids, and more.
 
For all offerings, please visit www.motley.com
 
 
The big Dr. Feelgood anniversary comes on the heels of the band’s hugely successful Netflix biopic “The Dirt” which tells the cautionary tale of the world’s most notorious rock band. The biopic they thought would never get made is confounding all of the critics, as Mötley Crüe finds a new audience, who have given “The Dirt” a 95% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “It's great seeing another new generation discovering this classic album since our hit movie “The Dirt” on Netflix...” adds Sixx. The film is based on the band’s 2001 biography by the same name. After the movie launched earlier this year the book re-entered the New York Times Top 10 bestseller lists 18 years after its original release.
 
Viewers of the movie took to Shazam, Apple Music, and Spotify to discover/re-discover Mötley Crüe’s catalog. The momentum of the film caused rapid growth with Google Searches increasing by 4300% and sales going up by 2000%, with albums including The Dirt Soundtrack, Dr. Feelgood, Too Fast For Love, and Greatest Hits charting on iTunes since the release of the film.
 
Fans can also listen to The Dirt as an audiobook now for the first time. Like the movie, the book/audiobook gives fans glimpses into the band’s crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster drug addictions, and immortal music. The autobiography of Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars features the full spectrum of sin and success, as well as a cautionary tale about the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.
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