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24
Dec

MelodicRock REVIEWS IN BRIEF December 2015

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90% CATS IN SPACE – Too Many Gods (Harmony Factory/Cargo Records)
What a fun album. The whole album could have been released anytime in the mid-late 70s and you wouldn’t have known any different. Listening to this is like walking into a drive-in diner in 1978 and hitting random selections on the jukebox.
The album is consistently strong, but quite varied also.
There’s ELO (Too Many Gods, Mr Heartache); Queen (Stop); Styx/ELO/Queen (Last Man Standing – easily the most memorable song); Elton John meets The Who meets Queen (Unfinished Symphony) and even 70s Meatloaf (Only In Vegas); The Who (Five Minute Celebrity).
It is really quite an impressive and very accomplished piece of work - especially for a debut album. I can’t imagine 70s rock fans hearing anything better than this in 2015.
 
 
87% C.O.P – State Of Rock (AOR Heaven)
This has the obvious musical comparisons to Grand Illusion and the glorious, over the top, high pitched pomp that band delivered. Why? Vocalist Peter Sundell is front and center here along with his brother Christian Sundell. For those missing the pomp/AOR of Grand Illusion and Peter’s unbelievably high vocals, then jump on this!
It’s like Grand Illusion, but it also has its own personality and delivers some outstanding Scandi-AOR material, while the production is top notch (thanks to Ola af Trampe).
Another memorable, high quality release.
 
 
93% ANBERLIN – Never Take A Friendship Personal & Cities – Live In New York City (Tooth & Nail)
I absolute love these two Anberlin albums – easily the best of their career and here they are, faithfully reproduced in their entirety in a farewell live performance. Both albums are stacked with great tunes, but these versions are even more electric, as the atmosphere captured here is truly compelling. Great recordings – live, raw and honest, and overflowing with emotion and energy.
 
 
90% MR. BIG – Raw Like Suchi 113 – Sendai Japan 2014 (Wowow Entertainment)
Another month, another Mr. Big release! Cashing in on their legendary status in Japan and their anniversary year, this new live album is every bit as essential as any of the band’s other live releases. Packed with songs from the last two studio albums and various other classics, the recording is overdub free and live as on the night – which is the usual engaging, high energy excellence these great musicians deliver every time they hit the stage.
Definitely recommended for Mr. Big fans.
 
 
88% DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES – Live In Dublin (Eagle Rock)
The unquestionable brilliance of Hall & Oates is captured on this double live concert, recorded in July 2014. As expected it is a hits rich set that covers many of the bands’ hit singles, but at 15 tracks over 2 discs, it feels a little underdone and I have heard so many great live sets from these guys that this one just doesn’t have the same wow factor for me as other have. It may be down to the actual set list – there’s at least 4 tracks I’d sub out in favor of others (Do What You Want, Las Vegas Turnaround, Back Together Again & It’s Uncanny). It makes for a pretty laid back mid-concert run of tracks. But the rest – magnificent as always.
Thankfully the glorious Out Of Touch, plus mega-hits Family Man, Maneater, Say It Isn’t So, Kiss On My List and Private Eyes are all included. And what can you say about a 15 minute version of I Can’t Go For That?!
The DVD is certainly more engaging and I’ve always loved the way the guys interact with the crowd (who are very enthusiastic on this occasion). And the band is incredible of course, as are the harmonies.
And man…it has to be said – Daryl Hall’s voice is beyond unbelievable. He hasn’t lost anything over the years, he sounds freeking crazy good. What a voice!
 
 
85% NEAL SCHON – Vertex (Mascot)
Not to be restricted by any conventions over how much music one should record or be limited by any one style, guitar legend Neal Schon delivers 90 minutes of whatever he wants…in this case, inspired and diverse instrumental music. 18 songs over two discs, with tracks ranging from 2 to 7 minutes in length, Vortex is Neal in his favourite setting – just letting go.
And what’s even better – he’s backed by Steve Smith on drums, providing the intelligent, musically complex drum and percussion needed for such a bold musical statement such as this.
There’s fast, slow, rock, jazz, electric, acoustic….you name it. Guitar instrumental fans will love, no question about it.
 
 
75% GUN – Frantic (Caroline)
Gun seem to have made the transition from the angst driven melodic rock/hard rock of their past with original vocalist Mark Rankin, to the new lineup with Dante Gizzi now up front. The sound change is vast – the guys are now a power/pop outfit with a feel-good uptempo vibe. This is the second album in this format. The songs are pretty consistently good once again, but the style is hard to accept after such brilliance previously.
There are some very catchy tunes here, some more guitar driven than others, but overall not as many highlights as the last album for me. I miss the old days but don’t see Mark returning to singing. What a waste.
 
 
90% PAT BENATAR & NEIL GERALDO – 35th Anniversary Tour Live (Indie)
Now this is a ‘greatest hits’ set I can live with. The talented duo of Pat and Neil shred through some of their most iconic hits in a (all) fired up, live raw setting.
The rocked up set includes the brilliant Shadows of the Night, Invincible, Sex As A Weapon, Promises in The Dark, We Belong, Love is A Battlefield (8 minutes in length) and an even longer Heartbreaker to close the set.
The only thing that bugs me is Pat’s slightly tweaked chorus vocal in the mega-anthem All Fired Up. Doesn’t work. Whatever though….the rest is brilliant and a great tribute to the songs included. Boy can that Neil guy play guitar…
 
 
84% ELEMENTS OF FRICTIONS – Pride Music Sampler
Great way to introduce your new label to the world – gather some of the best melodic rock artists around and compile a bunch of unreleased tracks. Kicking off with one of the best rock anthems you’ll ever hear – a new Marcello Vestry track When You Grow Up. Elsewhere it’s a little hit and miss, but the highlights are Area 51 (Matti Alfozetti), Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Matti again), Make You Mine (Larry Baud, written by, yes…Matti), Without Your Love from Snakes In Paradise, the Matti written Only My Heart (sung by Mats Levin), Another Me (Paul Laine) and Somebody Up There (Tommy LaVerdi), which rocks pretty hard.
 
 
86% MARK SLAUGHTER – Reflections In A Rear View Mirror (Thunder Spirit Records)
Slaughter frontman Mark delivers his debut solo album here – which rocks seriously and surprisingly hard. Not sure what I was expecting, but it’s heavier than I figured. It’s also more diverse. Some of the songs are screaming rockers (Away I Go, Miss Elainious); some are more reflective (Carry Me Back Home, Baby Wants).
Others are closer to the anthemic rock of Slaughter (Never Giving Up, The Real Thing, Somewhere Isn’t Here) and some are just something new altogether (Don’t Turn Away, In Circle Flight, Velcro Jesus).
Some of it works – some of it doesn’t. I’ll let the listener decide, but this is an interesting journey and does what a solo album does – offer the artist and excuse to try different things.
 
 
85% CAGE – Ancient Evil (The Metal Masses)
Traditional American metal at its loudest, fastest, intensest (no, that’s not a word…). San Diego based Cage have been doing the metal circuit for a long while now and they don’t let up with age. This is the heaviest thing I’ve reviewed here in a long while. You know what to expect. Fast, furious, screaming high pitch vocals and some of the most brutal double kick drumming this side of thrash metal. Did I mention the ear blasting guitar demotion?
All you need to know is that it’s well produced, features a balanced mix and sounds huge.
 
 
84% 7TH HEAVEN – Next (NTD Records)
The hardest working band in Chicago America never fails to deliver quality music. On their new album Next they introduce new vocalist Adam Heisler after Keith Semple left to chase bigger dreams. Adam changes the tone a little bit – his vocal is a little deeper than the very AOR-friendly Semple.
Song wise the band continue to pursue the modern pop direction set up by the last album, moving further away from AOR/melodic rock into dance/pop with a commercial power pop base.
Some hugely catchy tunes here, but a few others that I don’t feel have the spark of the last 2-3 albums. Not sure if it’s the songs or the singer to be honest. Maybe a little of both.
Still, you won’t find a better example of the genre should modern pop be of appeal. These guys are an industry unto themselves and if you don’t like this album (or any other), then you know they’ll always be back next year with more!
 
 
86% HUNGRYHEART – Dirty Italian Job (Tanzan Music)
Italian rockers Hungryheart deliver their third studio album and continue to grow as songwriters and performers, not to mention also in the production stakes.
Each album has improved upon the last, which is all you can ask of any band. This album features some catchy melodic hard rock songs with a strong European flavor. There are some hard rockers and a nice variety of moodier melodic tunes too and just the one ballad – Nothing But You.
Tracks like You Can Run, There Is A Reason For Everything and Time For Letting Go show real promise and give hope that the guys might be able to cut through the plethora of releases out there to find some new fans. Well worth checking out.
 
 
89% DENNIS DRIES – I (AOR Heaven)
White Sister’s Dennis Dries finally delivers a long awaited solo album and it doesn’t disappoint. He’s joined by the great Paul Sabu to create a very likable pomptastic classic rock release that’s quite diverse, yet very focused at the same time.
Diversity comes in the shape of the pomptastic Heard It On The Radio; to the sentimental AOR of “I”; to the acoustic lead Home; and back to the melodic hard rock of Unbroken.
Focus comes in the form of the precision and thought put into the music and the production. A lot of time and energy has gone into this record, no doubt.
This may not be for everyone, but White Sister and classic pomp/rock fans will surely delight in Dennis’ unique vocals and writing style.
Best thing about this album is how it stands out from the pack by being different than most other titles out there, yet familiar at the same time.
 
 
50% LIPSTICK – Lipstick (Indie)
At lot of great releases about this year, this is not one of them. Unless you are into really average mid-80s glam, cowbell and all. There’s 16 tracks and 65 minutes of music to get through here, all featuring the unremarkable vocals of Greg Troyan.
These tunes are apparently “Super Demos”. I’d agree with the ‘demos’ part if not the ‘super’, but otherwise I’d use the old analogy, some albums/songs remain unreleased for a reason.
It will take a very dedicated glam rock/Poison groupie to appreciate the contents of this disc.
 
 
80% KICKIN VALENTINA – Super Atomic (Target Records)
American sleaze/hard rockers Kickin Valentina released their debut album earlier this year. You’ve got a strong Guns N Roses/LA Guns/Ratt type vibe going on here, with heavy, dirty blues riffs, a driving rhythm and raspy, gravelly vocals all combining to form a pretty credible, high energy rock outfit.
Musically this is all in your face hard rock with bar room swagger and some impressive guitar soloing to match the screams of vocalist Joe. Not an album for fans of big hooks or big harmonies, this one is better suited for fans of the bands mentioned and the whole LA late 80s LA sleaze scene.
 
 
92% ROMEOS DAUGHTER – Spin (RD Records)
A long overdue review here for this new gem from one of the UK’s premiere female fronted AOR bands.
Once again Leigh Matty delivers a silky smooth vocal over a very tight performance form the band and guitarist/producer Craig Joiner.
Anyone who picked up and enjoyed the band’s comeback album Rapture will be able to slide this album right alongside.
Perhaps a little lighter/more laid back than the 2012 album and moving a little more into modern pop style, it doesn’t matter in the end. It’s just filled with beautiful songs and warm, inviting melodies such as the born for radio Already Gone and Love Will Come To Those That Wait, plus the moody Enemy and the haunting acoustic beauty of Didn’t See You Coming.
The driving All Because Of You and the closing Tall Buildings add a little fire at the end of the album.
 
 
77% POWERPLAY – All Those Years (Target Records)
The debut album from Danish pop/rockers Powerplay ranges from Alien style Euro-AOR through to Chicago/State Cows styled Westcoast pop.
I definitely prefer the AOR flavored tunes, of which there are several fine examples (City Of Love, Climb A Mountain, All Those Years). There’s a little Work Of Art/Toto in the mix also, but to be honest, I’m not entirely sold on the vocalist and sometimes the album crosses over into ‘too pink and fluffy’ territory. Worth a listen, but more work needed to bring themselves into the wider fan base this music has.
 
 
69% ST. PROSTITUTE – Glorified (Target Records)
Another big sleazy hard rocking album on show here – this time from Denmark’s answer to Hanoi Rocks. Well maybe not, but you get the idea. It’s all guitars and all gravelly, sleaze drenched vocals. This one isn’t as memorable as a couple of other reviewed, but it probably packs a more powerful guitar punch and there’s certainly isn’t any issue with the monster sound.
 
 
90% DIEMONDS – Never Wanna Die (Napalm Records)
These guys are being compared to Halestorm and the immediate reaction to the female lead vocalist and the classic-meets-modern hard rock approach seems to match.
But this is a different type of album to Halestorm. More traditional hard rock and definitely a step heavier than Halestorm. Vocals are great, riffs are fast, furious and frequent and the production is huge.
This deserves a longer review, but time is of the essence. It’s a really strong album that gets better and better. Highly recommended for fans of powerful female fronted hard rock and metal.
 
 
78% PRETTY WILD – Pretty Wild (Dead End Exit)
Pretty Wild are, well…pretty decent! Take the old school melodic hard rock approach, add in some Scandi sleaze, mix it up with Bon Jovi, Johnny Lima and Reckless Love and you will get a pretty fair idea of the sound of this album. Not quite as immediate or as essential as those named, but still pretty worthwhile.
 
 
85% REACH – Reach Out To Rock (Sunhill Productions)
Reach are… yes! Swedish! And they produce solid, high quality melodic rock. Who would’ve thought? These guys lag behind the front runners of the genre though. They feature a more guitar heavy sound with less keyboards. Plus the vocalist isn’t quite as engaging as some of the others in the Swedish melodic rock gang.
There’s a moody feel to this album, a darker undertone than the likes of BFT, Art Nation or Wigelius. Not bad by any means and one for fans of guitar driven melodic hard rock with a Scandi-accent. Well produced and packing a decent punch – just not as immediate or as hook driven as their compatriots.
Still some good choruses here though – especially You Called My Name, We Are and Fortune & Fame.
 
 
55% ROB MORATTI – Tribute To Journey (Escape Music)
I’m a big Rob Moratti fan. I’ve featured him here many times across the years and his various projects and he’s a terrific guy. Which is why this is hard to say – but I simply don’t see any point to this release at all. In fairness, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it and no one is expecting it to match the impact of an original studio album. Rob has a fantastic high pitch voice well suited for paying tribute to the great band Journey and vocalist Steve Perry. Nothing wrong with that!
However, I just don’t see any point in compiling 12 very very over-played, over-covered, over-done Journey classics and doing absolutely nothing different to them. This is a note for note tribute, which is always going to come off second best to the originals.
That’s a brave move by Rob as he’s only going to draw comparisons with Steve MF Perry afterall!
Perhaps there would have been some greater point to doing this if the songs were deep cuts or less recognizable hits. Or perhaps changed them up a little; make them heavier or acoustic in places….anything! Sorry Rob – I’ll hang out for the all-new studio album mate.
 
 
83% SHADES & PETERS – Let The Record Spin (Indie)
This album came out late in 2014 and has a similar musical play to the recent Tom Cochrane album.
Two rockers – you know them well – Rene Shades and Martie Peters, changing things up and creating something new – an acoustic driven, fairly laid back album touching on country, pop, blues as well as a little rock for good measure.
Despite my not so favourable verdict on the Cochrane album, Shades & Peters come out better off for delivering better quality songs.
Not everyone that has followed Push or MPG is going to be into this. And some that weren’t into those groups might indeed prefer this. It’s different that’s for sure.
 
 
 
Tue
03
Nov

SEVENTRAIN Announce New Lead Singer

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Hailing from San Diego, California, the hard rock/metal act SEVENTRAIN featuring guitarist Eric Horton (CAGE), guitarist Jef Poremba (6ONE9, KOFI BAKER), bassist Dino Andino (TOURNIQUET) and drummer Joel Maitoza (24-7 SPYZ, SHOCKHEAD) have officially announced their new vocalist as Eric Koonze (SICARUS).

Seventrain amicably parted ways with their former singer, Jon Campos in August of 2015 who wanted to focus more on his acoustic solo career as the band wanted to pursue a more heavier direction for the next album, yet still maintain their bluesy metal groove from the first album.

Drummer Joel Maitoza states: We would like to take this opportunity to officially announce and welcome Eric Koonze to the band as the new frontman for Seventrain. With Eric's exceptional vocal abilities and positive attitude, we now feel like the possibilities are endless. The new songs will reflect that and we couldn't be happier. We would like to thank all of the amazing vocalists who took time out of their busy lives to learn our songs and came down to our studio to audition. Over the past 10 weeks, we have had nearly 50 applicants and narrowed it down to 12 live auditions. Seventrain also wants to apologize to our fans for having to cancel our dates with Lynch Mob and Prong in order to take the time needed for the audition process. We plan to get back into the studio as soon as possible to continue work on the new album and are already scheduling shows for early 2016. Onward and upward'we'll see you soon!

Seventrain will make their live performance debut with their new vocalist on February 5th, 2016 at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, California opening for Operation: Mindcrime featuring Geoff Tate.

Interested in hearing what the new singer for Seventrain sounds like? Here is a video of Eric Koonze with his previous band SICARUS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjbuLFooHgU

SEVENTRAIN's self-titled debut album was released on February 14th, 2014 in the US, Europe and Japan on the bands own label imprint (So. Cal Records) distributed by Alliance Entertainment which is available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. The album charted on the CMJ Loud Rock Top 40 at #36 it's first week to radio on February 25th, 2014 and received favorable reviews by critics worldwide in print and online media. Since the albums release, Seventrain has been direct support on select dates with Pat Travers, Michael Schenker, Skid Row, Black Star Riders, Saving Abel, Red Dragon Cartel, Saliva and Puddle of Mudd. The debut video for their single ‘Bittersweet Seduction' was released on May 15th, 2014 and their second video for the bands single 'Broken' was released on December 24th, 2014. Seventrain was also nominated for Best Hard Rock Album of the Year at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards. The band is currently in pre-production for their follow up album to be released in the spring of 2016.

Official Seventrain Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/seventrainband
 
 
Mon
26
Oct

CAGE Announce North American Tour Dates

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Friday, October 30, 2015
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San Diego-based metallists CAGE are set to return on October 30th, with the release of their latest metallic tour de force, ‘Ancient Evil’ (via SMG Records), and a little more than a week later, the band will be hitting the northeast of the U.S.

Comprised of Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (vocals), Dave “Conan” Garcia (guitars), Casey “The Sentinel” Trask (guitars), Alex Pickard (bass guitar), and Sean “The Thrash Machine” Elg (drums), Cage's November tour kicks off on the 11th in Williamsburg, NY, and will wrap up on 19th in Patchogue, NY.

"Finally we are getting back to the east coast," explains Peck. "It has been long over due. I can't wait to unleash the new material with this new line up which I feel is by far our strongest yet! Power metal freaks mark the date!! It will be great to see all of our friends and fans again out there. The last tour we had on the east coast was mayhem! I expect it to be even crazier this time! We have prepared an extended set infused with speed and screams from beyond the realm of human comprehension!! Metal!!!"

For a taster of 'Ancient Evil,' check out the lyric video for the killer composition, "The Procedure,” which can be viewed here: youtube.com/watch?v=_e119tZud1w

Based on a horror novel written by lead singer Sean Peck, ‘Ancient Evil’ continues the legacy of Cage as a heavy metal innovator. This nearly 80-minute monstrosity has 19 tracks that combine songs and narrated interludes to forge a unique musical journey that rocks!

 Tour Dates:
  11/11/15                     Williamsburg NY           Duff's Brooklyn                         ***
 11/12/15                     Clifton NJ                     Dingbatz
 11/13/15                     Allentown PA               Jabber Jaws
 11/14/15                     Elmhurst NY                 Blackthorn 
 11/15/15                     New Castle DE             JB McGinnes Pub  
 11/16/15                     New York NY                Three Of Cups                          ***
 11/17/15                     Lidenhurst NY              Lindenhurst Village Pub           ***
 11/18/15                     Providence RI              Firehouse 13
 11/19/15                     Patchogue NY              89 North Music Venue 
 *** Meet & Greet only - no band performance.

‘Ancient Evil’ Tracklisting:
1) There Were Others
2) Ancient Evil
3) Behind the Walls of Newgate
4) The Procedure
5) The Appetite
6) Cassandra
7) Blinded by Rage
8) Tell Me Everything
9) The Expedition
10) Beholder
11) I Have Awakened
12) Across The Sea of Madness
13) To Save Love
14) Christ Protect Me
15) Sinister Six
16) Symphony of Sin
17) The Antidote
18) Tomorrow Never Came
19) It Can´t Be

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
cageheavymetal.com
facebook.com/cageofficial
twitter.com/cageheavymetal
swedenmusicgroup.com
facebook.com/swedenmusicgroup

 

 
Mon
21
Sep

CAGE To Unleash 'Ancient Evil' On The Metal Masses

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Friday, October 30, 2015
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San Diego-based metallists CAGE are set to return on October 30th, with the release of their latest metallic tour de force, 'Ancient Evil,' which has been prefaced by a lyric video for the killer composition, "The Procedure".
 
"We really love how creepy the video came out, it's like a mini movie almost," explains singer Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck. "This song will give people a good idea of what they are in for on this massive, heavy metal, horror story thrill ride!" Rounding out the band are Dave "Conan" Garcia (guitars), Casey "The Sentinel" Trask (guitars), Alex "The Captain" Pickard (bass guitar), and Sean "The Thrash Machine" Elg (drums).
 
Based on a horror novel written by lead singer Sean Peck, 'Ancient Evil' continues the legacy of Cage as a heavy metal innovator. This nearly 80-minute monstrosity has 19 tracks that combine songs and narrated interludes to forge a unique musical journey that rocks! 
 
However, according to Sean, making a concept record work is never an easy task - "With this being our 7th release, we wanted to try our hand at another concept album. We had great success with 'Hell Destroyer,' but doing a scary story type of thing and making the songs catchy and memorable while keeping the listener captivated by the content, is a real challenge." 
 
The story's main character, Elliot Worthington, is played by none other than ex-Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley. "I did not want to do any of the character voices this time, so we got some really great talent to act out the scenes. Blaze did an incredible job. His acting chops were freaking great, I have to say," says Peck. "The writing for this record came together effortlessly even though it was a concept record. It is pretty much just blazing fast the whole way through which is just how I like it!"
 
And soon, metalheads will be able to experience Cage's latest metal masterpiece.
 
'Ancient Evil' Tracklisting:
 
1) There Were Others
2) Ancient Evil
3) Behind the Walls of Newgate
4) The Procedure
5) The Appetite
6) Cassandra
7) Blinded By Rage
8) Tell Me Everything
9) The Expedition
10) Beholder
11) I Have Awakened
12) Across The Sea Of Madness
13) To Save Love
14) Christ Protect Me
15) Sinister Six
16) Symphony Of Sin
17) The Antidote
18) Tomorrow Never Came
19) It Can´t Be
 
 
Fri
17
Apr

All-Star Metallers DEATH DEALER Announce Australian Tour

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Friday, April 17, 2015
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It's hard to argue with the pedigree of a band that includes members that worked with Manowar, the Dictators,
Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden, Udo Dirkschneider, and Cage. And that's exactly who the members of Death Dealer
have been associated with.
 
Vocalist Sean Peck, guitarists Ross The Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davisand drummer Steve Bolognese have come
together to form one of the purest heavy metal bands of recent years. Death Dealer's mastery of metal is evident on their debut album,
Warmaster which was released in 2013 to world wide critical acclaim. The Death Dealer sound is a mighty combination of five very talented and seasoned
musicians. It's classic power metal with the brutal edge of thrash, speed, and precision.
 
As heard on such tunes as Death Dealer, Never to Kneel, and The Devil's Mile, Warmaster is an absolute godsend
for fans of authentic, no-holds-barred, heavy metal.
 
Death Dealer’s Australian & New Zealand fans can expect a set list that will draw upon more than just material from
Warmaster, the band will be playing other tunes, including some Manowar classics!
If you like your metal, loud and proud with soaring solos, piercing vocals and a bottom end that penetrates your
very soul, then be front and centre for one of the most powerful metal concerts of the year!
 
TOUR DATES:
Friday, September 4: Kings Arms - Auckland
Saturday, September 5: Valhalla - Wellington
Thursday, September 10: Manning Bar - Sydney
Friday, September 11: Crowbar - Brisbane
Saturday, September 12: Fowlers - Adelaide All Ages
Sunday, September 13: Hi Fi - Melbourne
Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 21 from
www.oztix.com.au moshtix.com.au & chaosnz.com
 
Pre show VIP Meet & Greets are available
 
There will also be special Guitar Clinics with Ross The Boss and Stu Marshall Details TBC
 
 
Watch the Tour Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdGuonKTzc
 
 
Death Dealer is:
 
Ross The Boss: Does this legend require an introduction? While with Manowar, Ross not only influenced legions of aspiring musicians, but
he was also part of classic albums that have sold more than four million copies worldwide.
 
Stu Marshall: The Sydney, guitarist/producer achieved fame as the lead guitarist for Dungeon. He is also the mastermind of Empires of
Eden, which led to his working with Udo, Rob Rock, Mike Dimeo, Steve Grimmett, Zak Stevens and many more.
 
Mike Davis: Making a name for himself as the ‘go to guy’ in his days with Lizzy Borden, so when the Metal God himself, Rob Halford, put
out a call for bassists, producer Roy Z knew Mike was the perfect fit.
 
Sean Peck: One of metal’s most illustrious voices, Peck recently celebrated his band Cage’s 20th anniversary. Referred to as “The man of a
thousand voices,” he has been compared to such names as Halford and Dickinson.
 
Steve Bolognese: An acclaimed metal drumming sensation, Steve began making waves in the hard rock/heavy metal music scene in 2005,
playing with some high profile acts including Beyond the Embrace, Into Eternity and Baptized in Blood.
 
 
HARDLINE MEDIA PRESENTS
Death Down Under - Australian & NZ Tour September 2015
 
 
Mon
27
Oct

SEVENTRAIN Start Working On New Album

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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SEVENTRAIN START WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

San Diego, California based blues-metal rockers SEVENTRAIN, which features former members of CAGE, 24-7 SPYZ and TOURNIQUET, have officially started pre-production on their second album.

The bands drummer, Joel Maitoza, states that they currently have the music written for six new songs and are hoping to include twelve tracks on the new full length disk. The band is also planning to record a couple of cover tunes which they will release as singles just after the first of the year. The band is shooting for a release date in late spring of 2015.

Guitarist Eric Horton says, 'This next album of material is going to be much heavier than the first record. I'm excited to see where the writing process takes us since some of the other members in the band have been contributing various ideas. There will still be a bluesy element to the songwriting, but the metal side will be much more dominant than the first album.”

Seventrain's self-titled debut was released in the US, Europe and Japan on February 18th, 2014 on So Cal Records / Alliance Entertainment and cracked the CMJ Top 40 Loud Rock charts at #36 with a bullet it's first week to radio. The record has been receiving favorable reviews worldwide as the band continues to play live and build their following.

Their next scheduled show is opening for Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel at Brick by Brick in San Diego, CA on November 21st.

Seventrain's self titled debut album is currently available on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seventrain/id795963008

Seventrain Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/seventrainband

Video for their single Bittersweet Seduction can be found on You Tube here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzvoXPbbbzI
 
Tue
17
Jun

CAGE: EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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CAGE: EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
 
USA Power Metal Band CAGE have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour. After having been buried in the studio, finishing up the new album, the band is eager to go out and play live again !
 
CAGE EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR :
 
July 16 - Musikkeller - Frankfurt - Germany
July 17 - UJK Uelsen - Uelsen - Germany
July 18 - Little Devil - Tilburg - Holland
July 19 - Baaam Fest - Kierspe - Germany
July 20 - Joes - Erkenscwick - Germany
July 23 - The Jack - Eindhoven - Holland
July 24 - Headbangers Open Air - Brande - Germany
July 25 - Jan Hertog - Maasmechelen - Belgium
July 26 - Come Inn - Renchen - Germany
 
CAGE will announce new album details soon, so stay tuned for a Power Metal Roller Coaster !
 
 
CAGE is :
Sean Peck - Vocals
Dave Garcia - Guitars
Dwight Magic - Bass Guitar
Casey Trask - Guitars
Sean Elg - Drums
 
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www.cageheavymetal.com
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