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5 weeks ago
Idiosyncrasy
Some proggy additions... Frost*: Falling Satellites (May 27th) Iamthemorning: Lighthouse (April 1st) Anderson/Stolt: Invention of Knowledge (24th June) Wolverine: Machina Vita (early Summer 2016) Haken: Affinity (29th April) Alarion: Waves of Destruction (June 2016)
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Richard Epps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If there was a like button on this forum,I would > press it now for Danny's post. Ha! Thanks Richard! :-)
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Hope the new album is a roaring success, Ted! EPK is brilliant! I loved Revolve as well. Bloody great album all round. Are their any plans to record another D2 album at some point, or would you guys want to wait until The Defiants has had time to get established first?
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Appalling. Survivor were always my favourite AOR band. Dave's better off out of it. Frankie has driven the band into the ground. It's telling that Jim Peterik, Dave, and Marc are all still friends (they've played at his World Stage shows) and so was Jimi when he was alive. Cameron's a good singer, no doubt about that, but it isn't Survivor any more (and hasn't been IMO since Peterik left)
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Nice stuff. Reminds me of Mystery. Thanks for the recommendation.
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Check out the newsfeed for the details and EPK. Sounds pretty damn great to my ears. Love the Martin Bros' songwriting and while he seems to be on everything nowadays, there's no quibbling with Alessandro's production chops. High quality stuff all round. Also very cool that Ted went out to record the vocals in Italy rather than sending files. :-)
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
mhenders Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How about: > > One Dream by Lou Gramm (Highlander 2) > Stand in the Fire by Mickey Thomas (Youngblood) I thought of those, but I'm not that fond of either song! Hearts on Fire, Iron Eagle, or You're the Best Around I can hear Pekka doing a great job of.
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Tasty! Have to admit, I was a little disappointed with Diamond From the Firepit when I first got it (felt like the band wasn't quite firing on all six) but I gave it a couple of spins last week and appreciated it a lot more. To be fair, it had a lot to live up to compared to the first two albums. I too hope it's a whole new album. They sound more rejuvenated on this new track, and it's got
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
I'm not that familiar with the first couple of albums beyond the hits, but I have to say "I Don't Want To Live Without You" must be one of my least favourite Foreigner songs from the rest of their catalogue. Just don't get that one at all. Especially when they've got tracks like "Say You Will", "Tooth & Nail", "A Night to Remember", "Until the End
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
I'm by no means a major Toto fan (I dabble here and there!), but that was excellent! And to think they were all ill too! I was looking out for Dave's "small medical episode"!
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4 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Ask the Lonely may be my favourite Journey song of all! Hugely underrated - so glad that it got the recognition it deserved by being included on Greatest Hits 1 and played regularly live.
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4 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Good call! Love that song - it screams 'Everon' (who were one of my favourite prog-ish bands ever). The other half is buying me the full album for Christmas so I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of it. I always wonder why Frontiers don't go to Oliver Phillips to produce some of their acts? I know he's doing a lot of film and TV orchestrations nowadays but he'd do a fantastic job, especia
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6 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
New addition: Phantasma: The Deviant Hearts- 20.11.15 Concept album by a new supergroup featuring members of Everon, Delain and Serenity (plus a host of guest musicians) Let It Die: http://youtu.be/qZwU-7J_Hkc
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6 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
If they're going to consider a new lead singer, it'd be good to go with a 'name'. Some singers considered for the spot previously include Kevin Chalfant, Mark Free, and Brett Walker. I can't see that happening (obviously not with Brett, RIP) but it's interesting to think about what they might have sounded like. I always thought it would've been interesting to hear them with Fergie Frederiksen
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7 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Andrew Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That is also not correct. Like I said...strange > stuff. Ah! Poorly written ad by the promoter then, I imagine? Let me guess - Frankie is going to be singing leads himself?
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7 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Check the Survivor message board on this site- there's rumours of them having a new lead singer called Cameron Barton. He's a young country singer, if reports are true; a friend of Frankie's son Ryan. Ryan has replaced Marc Droubay on drums. I'll leave other people to decide for themselves if Cameron's a good match for the band!
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7 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
I'm looking forward to the new Subsignal album at the end of the month - Beacons of Somewhere, Sometime. And the upcoming releases from Frost*, Meat Loaf & Jim Steinman, and Big Big Train (next year).
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7 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
timstar Wrote: > > Shadow King - Shadow King > > At first when I had it on tape I only liked "Once > Upon A Time" (stunning track). Bought it on CD > just for that track a few years ago and took the > time to revisit. Great album. Does anyone know > if Viv just played the solos and did all the > guitars? I get the impression Bruce did all th
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7 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
I hear what people are saying re. Mike Slamer's range. I had the same issue with the Terry Brock album he did. All decent songs, but the one that stood out for me was 'Jessie's Gone' which I believe was a co-write from the songwriter in Strangeways. Funnily enough, I love 'Nowhere Land': it had enough cinematic and diverse elements that it never dragged and sounded like a progression of his c
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7 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Hustler Wrote: > I've never heard of Vertical Horizon but seen them > mentioned a couple times now. I'll have to > investigate. I discovered them a couple of years ago with Echoes From the Underground which is excellent. Check out 'Frost' - a brilliant song. I'm currently working my way backwards through their other albums. Managed to get a copy of Burning the Days for a reason
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7 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Sounds really promising! I'd love to hear a new full DD album with Ted though - Revolve was stunning from start to finish, definitely the most 'complete' DD album since the debut.
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7 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Personally speaking, I needed a little leap of faith due to the album having no Martin Bros involvement (considering how heavily involved in the songwriting they were on the last 2 releases), but I was pleasantly surprised by the samples! Very promising to my ears! Look forward to hearing the full album.
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9 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Frontiers have posted on their Facebook page today inviting people to submit songs for a number of upcoming projects. Worth a shot, I'd say!
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9 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Den Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Roxus...With some bonus tracks...Now that would be > awesome. Good call. Another Australian band I'd love to see brought back together for a brand new album is Southern Sons, especially if it's in the vein of Nothing But the Truth. Jack Jones' vocals still sound amazing.
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10 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
MSL Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ooh, that's interesting. Another lovely player. > Tall Ships was a terrific album, seemed to get > overlooked somewhat though. Tall Ships is one of my favourite albums EVER. Just perfect.
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10 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Here's the discussion from the It Bites forum: http://forum.itbites.com/viewtopic.php?t=4277&sid=b517f83641729e9abdbbf7a7c96206ae
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10 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
MSL Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lukather's brilliant effort on 'Running With The > Night' is a great shout. > > Also worthy of mention in the UK, the late Alan > Murphy, who did plenty of superb work on the Go > West singles in particular (as well as Level 42). > Awesome player. > > Another couple of neat solos would be o
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10 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Great, emotional story. Makes you look at Arnel with new eyes and appreciate not only the rigours of being on the road, but also what it took to get him there. As a Journey fan, one of the most interesting music-related parts was seeing them recording City of Hope. Would have loved to have seen more footage of them writing and recording in the studio, but I get that the focus was Arnel's st
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11 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Honestabe30 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mine was waiting in my mailbox when i got back > from Vegas yesterday. Looking forward to > listening. Interesting reading the CD booklet, > almost sounds like this was more a Gunnar Nelson > album with help from Matt rather than a total > collaboration. Interesting. Maybe there's a chance
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11 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Great interview! Makes me appreciate (even more) just how difficult things are in the scene at the moment and the efforts you go to. The site was called the 'AOR & Hard Rock Hot Spot' when it first started, wasn't it? (Or am I thinking of a different one?) I remember reading that avidly during my first year at Uni in 1997!
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