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Thu
19
Apr

LIZZY BORDEN Returns With First Album in 11 years, 'My Midnight Things'

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Friday, June 15, 2018
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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. With the hard n' heavy tracks of the album opening title cut "Obsessed With You" and "The Scar Across My Heart", 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 album can be pre-ordered (and the "My Midnight Things" lyric video can be viewed) via this link: metalblade.com/lizzyborden - where the record is available 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!
 
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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Thu
19
Apr

Introducing LIPZ

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Friday, June 1, 2018
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Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release of "Scaryman", first single take from the new album of Swedish glam/sleaze rockers Lipz.
 
 
"Scaryman" full-length album is set for release on June 1, 2018 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group. Further info about pre-orders and the "Special Ltd. Personalized Edition" will follow in the forthcoming weeks.
 
 
Tracklist:
01. The Awakening
02. Scaryman
03. Star
04. Get Up On The Stage
05. Fight
06. Get It On
07. Falling Away
08. Tick Tock
09. Trouble In Paradise
10. Everytime I Close My Eyes (Acoustic - Bonus Track)
 
LIPZ is:
Alex K: Vocals, Guitar
Koffe K: Drums
Conny S: Guitar
 
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Thu
19
Apr

Tragul - "Before I Say Goodbye" (Official Lyric Video)

 
"BEFORE I SAY GOODBYE" presents an undeniably renewed TRAGUL, which returns with a very catchy melodic song, a rhythm halfway between the modern sound and the traditional power metal that leads to a fresh and melodic metal at its best.
 
Artwork by Anwar Mostafa Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios Lyric Video by Scott Rudd
 
 
Zuberoa Aznárez (Vocals) Adrian Benegas (Keyboards) Steve Conley (Guitars) Diego Bogarín (Guitars) Oliver Holzwarth (Bass) Sander Zoer (Drums)
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Thu
19
Apr

REFUGE 'Solitary Men' From Members Of RAGE Out June 8

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Friday, June 8, 2018
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REFUGE, the new band comprised of current and former Rage members Peavy Wagner, Manni Schmidt & Christos Efthimiadis have released "From the Ashes", 
the first single taken from the forthcoming debut album, “Solitary Men”. 
 
The album will be released on CD/LP/MP3 on June 8, 2018. 
 
REFUGE marks the reunion of the original, and probably most successful, line-up of the German metal band RAGE, featuring Peavy Wagner, Manni Schmidt, & Christos Efthimiadis. After 1994, when the three originally parted ways, they moved on to work in different bands and follow their own musical path. Peavy kept on with Rage, Manni went to Grave Digger, and Christos off to Tri State Corner. After a long period during which they did not have much contact, the three guys met up again in 2014 and decided to play a secret show in their hometown Herne (Germany), under the moniker “Tres Hombres”. The show was never promoted, apart from word of mouth and social media rumblings and as a result, this show became one where you had to be "in the know", but more than 1200 fans found their way to the gig anyway. The band performed all the hits from their time together in RAGE and loved every second of that gig, getting hungry for more, thus the idea of “REFUGE” was born. 
 
REFUGE played a couple of hugely successful festival shows all throughout Europe in the summer of 2015. The audiences’ reactions to the ‘RAGE' songs of 1988 - 1993’ were truly overwhelming and exceeded all expectations the band had. So, more shows were played in 2016, including three in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka), exactly 20 years after they had played their last shows together, coincidentally also in Japan!
 
"The band sounds nearly the same like back then, maybe a bit more relaxed, mature, with more individual experience,” tells Peavy Wagner. "But the general vibe is still the same. We know each other blindly. In order to write the songs, we created the same set-up we had 30 years ago. We rented the same rehearsal room and jammed together in a live situation and the magic was back! I'm glad that we could use and finalize some of our ideas from back then, stuff that we couldn´t use in that days for several reasons. The song “Waterfalls”, for example, was always one of my unfinished favourites. I´m proud we were able to bring it to light now, finally!"
 
What started out as a “fun thing” in 2014 has turned into a real band again. “We want to continue doing this together as long as possible, it is a manifestation of our reborn old friendship and it is a "coming from the heart" thing for us to do it,” concludes Peavy. 
 
Refuge’s debut album, ‘Solitary Men’ is the first album of original material from this classic Rage line-up in 25 years and will surely satisfy fans who remember those now legendary albums! Up the horns for REFUGE!
 

 
TRACKLISTING:
1. Summer's Winter
2. The Man In The Ivory Tower
3. Bleeding From Inside
4. From The Ashes
5. Living On The Edge Of Time
6. We Owe A Life To Death
7. Mind Over Matter
8. Let Me Go
9. Hell Freeze Over
10. Waterfalls
11. Another Kind Of Madness (Bonus Track)
 
PRODUCED BY: Refuge
MIXED BY: Dan Swano
 
BAND MEMBERS:
Peavy Wagner - bass & vocals
Manni Schmidt - guitars
Christos Efthimiadis - drums
 
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Wed
18
Apr

Rock Temple Festival, Tickets & Schedule Update

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Rock Temple, the new international mail order dedicated to rock and metal music fans, in collaboration with Rocker Sound Agency & Burning Minds Music Group, is proud to share details of the first official edition of its "Rock Temple Festival",  which will take place on May 29, 2018 @ Legend Club, Viale Enrico Fermi 98, 20161 Milan - ITALY (The event will be part of the "Rock In Park" live saga,). 
 
Tickets are finally available for purchase from today on the official website of Rock Temple, in two different versions: "Standard" & "VIP". All the info:
 
STANDARD TICKET 
Official pre-sale on Rock Temple's website: 22 Euro (+ 5% discount on 1 order done on www.rocktemple.it). Price at the venue: 24 Euro
 
VIP TICKET
Ultra-limted to 10 people49,90 Euro. Details: 1 ticket, Meet & Greet with Boulevard, 1 Festival T-Shirt, 1 designed VIP Pass  (+ 10% discount on 1 order done on www.rocktemple.it). VIP TICKET is available exclusively on www.rocktemple.it within May 13, 2018.
 
A special Rock Temple stand with Cd, Dvd, Bluray, Vinyls, Box Set and Limited Edition, dedicated to all the fans and collectors of AOR, Rock e Metal music, will be available inside the venue during the event. 
 
Rock Temple Festival:
DOORS OPEN: 19:45
AIRBOUND: 20:45 / 21:10
MINDFEELS: 21:25 / 21:50
SOUL SELLER: 22:05 / 22:35
BOULEVARD: 22:50 / 0.00
DATE: May 29, 2018
 
VENUE: Legend Club, Viale Enrico Fermi 98, 20161 Milano (ITALY)
 
 
Wed
18
Apr

JON BUTCHER AXIS Ready To 'Stare At The Sun' Again May 25

Friday, May 25, 2018
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For a time in the early 1980's it looked like as if Jon Butcher's career would know no bounds. As anyone who picked up a copy of the self-titled Jon Butcher Axis album upon its original release in 1983 would concur, here was a star on the rise. Such an upwards trajectory was well deserved given his undeniable talent, the quality of that debut and the ensuing sophomore affair “Stare at the Sun”. Indeed both albums should have resulted in greater rewards than they ultimately did at the time.
 
Although Jon would enjoy a good deal of recognition for later recorded work, such as “Wishes” (released under his own name rather than the band handle), perhaps the answer to any questions that are asked over Butcher's lack of bigger and more sustained success may be allied to the one that asks “why has it taken well over thirty years for his first two records to be officially released on CD? Sure, several of the best tracks from both albums have surfaced on compilations of Jon's work but never before has either album been issued on its entirety on a silver shiny disc. That is about to change."
 
Jon had an obsession with the guitar from age 5 and his first real band was called Johanna Wild, a band that certainly caught the attention of many people, his influences including BB King, Jimi Hendrix,  Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy. Many people believe that “Stare at the Sun” was Jon's finest work and claim it to be the best album he ever released under any moniker. Songs like “Wind it up” and “Don't say Goodnight” are certainly songs that deserve your attention. 
 
The result of his success afforded further growing popularity for the band, which added the opportunity to tour with Rush ('Signals' tour '83), Def Leppard ('Pyromania' tour '83) and Scorpions ('Hurricane' tour '84). amongst others. Jon Butcher has an undeniable talent and this 10 track album from the classic early eighties era shows just what this man had to offer.
 
 
Track listing: 1- Wind it up  3:20 / 2- Victims 4:15 / 3-Dreams Fade Away 4:07 / 4- Stay Low 3:56/ 5- Can't tell the dancer from the dance  3:44 / 6- Don't say Goodnight 3:22 / 7- Walk on the moon 5:24 / 8- Call to Arms 3:43 / 9-Eros Arriving 3:37 / 10- Breakout 3:11
 
Produced and engineered by Pat Moran
Mastered by J K Northrup At Alien Productions
 
Tue
17
Apr

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA Event Schedule

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MELODICROCK FEST UPDATE #173
 
I'm informed by their label, that JOEY C JONES doesn't want to play MRF. Righto then.
 
So let's update that slot with the return of WARP DRIVE!
 
And on Sunday, AOR Blvd Records artist GARY BRANDON will slot into proceedings, just to make the event that little bit better.
 
Tickets have been mailed out to those purchased prior to Monday. Remaining ones will be sent via email ASAP.
 
Those with VIP passes - bring those tickets to the event Thursday to collect your VIP laminate and Tshirt.
 

THURSDAY May 3

ACOUSTIC VIP EVENT - Home Bar
 
FM 8.40-9.10
Jean Beauvoir Q&A 7.45-8.25
Jaded Past 7.00-7.30
Paul Laine 6.15-6.45
The Radio Sun 5.50-6.15
Cassidy Paris 5.30-5.50
 
Doors 5.00
 
FRIDAY May 4
 
Treat 9.45-11.15 (90)
Jean Beauvoir 7.45-9.15 (75)
Station 6.15-7.25 (70)
Grand Design 5.00-6.00 (60)
Fierce Heart 4.00-4.45 (45)
Warp Drive 3.00-3.45 (45)
Jaded Past 2.00-2.45 (45)
 
Doors 1.30
 
SATURDAY May 5
 
H.E.A.T 10.35-12.05 (90)
Crazy Lixx 8.55-10.10 (75)
Gary Moon & Friends 7.05-8.35 (90)
Adriangale 5.30-6.45 (75)
Madman’s Lullaby 4.15-5.15 (60)
Far Cry 3.00-4.00 (60)
Dave Friday Band 2.00-2.45 (45)
SJ Sindicate 1.00-1.45 (45)
 
Doors 12.30
VIP 12.00 - Boulevard VIP Acoustic 12.00-12.30
 
SUNDAY May 6
 
FM 10.30-12.00 (90)
Paul Laine 8.30-10.05 (80)
Boulevard 7.00-8.15 (75)
Shotgun Symphony 5.30-6.45 (75)
Maxx Explosion 4.15-5.15 (60)
The Radio Sun 3.00-4.00 (60)
Gary Brandon 2.00-2.45 (45)
Lynn Allen 1.00-1.45 (45)
 
Doors 1.00
 
 

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