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Mon
18
Nov

SONS OF APOLLO Launch Video For ‘Goodbye Divinity’; First Single From ‘MMXX’

SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)--are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album, appropriately titled, MMXX (pronounced: 20/20).
 
Produced by The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy and Sherinian), ‘MMXX’ will be released on the January 17 via InsideOutMusic/Sony as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats.
 
Today they launch the Vicente Cordero-directed video for the album’s lead single, “Goodbye Divinity.” Watch it now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZlyaCqqZ0A
 
Mike Portnoy comments: “From the minute we finished writing ‘Goodbye Divinity,’ I knew we had our album opener and the first release off the album. I even remember posting on social media how excited I was about the song the day I tracked it! The song has an immediacy that grabs you right away: great riffs, flashy playing and hooky vocal melodies. All of the elements that make up the SOA sound. The video was directed by Vicente Cordero who I have now done over 20 music videos with, and its look helps catapult the band from the Greek mythological past of the last album into the 21st century with this new album.”
 
Pre-orders are available from today, with digital pre-orders on iTunes & Amazon receiving an immediate download of "Goodbye Divinity." Pre-order now here: https://soa.lnk.to/MMXX
 
U.S. fans can pre-save the album on streaming services and be in with a chance of winning digital subscriptions to Modern Drummer and Bass Player magazines, a signed REMO drumhead, and two tickets to an upcoming U.S. tour date. Head here to enter: https://soa.lnk.to/Pre-Save
 
“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut,” outlines drummer Mike Portnoy. “But we feel that it has come out stronger, simply because we know one another better. PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening. Now, we can draw on having the experience not only of recording that album, but also of touring together a lot. And now there is clearly a lot more obvious chemistry going on.”
 
“We did 83 shows on the last tour,” adds keyboardist Derek Sherinian. “And it was so worthwhile, because we came out of it with a stronger bond, and that is certainly reflected in what we wrote.”
 
Mon
18
Nov

JOHN SYKES Leaves GRR To Become An Independent Artist

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SYKES STATEMENT:
 
Dear John Sykes fans. We regret to announce that our partnership with Golden Robot Records has ceased.
 
Unfortunately after the signing, contractual agreements were unfulfilled by Golden Robot Records and there was little attempt to move things forward despite our best efforts and patience. When written contracts revert to unfulfilled verbal promises all integrity in a company becomes lost. We simply cannot work this way.
 
We want the fans to understand that we are fully aware of the frustration this will cause. We now feel that the best course of action is to release the album under our own control.
 
GRR RESPONDS:
 
The mystery continues - we look forward to a new single in 2020 from John Sykes on @goldenrobotrecords @ Los Angeles/Hollywood California
 
Sat
16
Nov

ANDY TAYLOR 'Love Or Liberation' First New Solo Music In 20 Years Available Now

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SPECIAL ONE-OFF SHOW THE 100 CLUB 27th NOVEMBER 2019 *SOLD OUT*
 
To celebrate his forthcoming sold out 100 Club show, Andy Taylor, the songwriter, guitarist and singer behind hits from Duran Duran, The Power Station, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart, Thunder, The Ting Tings and many more is releasing his first solo track in 20 years ‘Love Or Liberation’.
 
Written by Andy and Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy and The Almighty who Andy produced in the ’90s) Love Or Liberation features the lead vocal talent of Reef’s Gary Stringer as well as having Arya Goggin from Welsh top 40 rock group Skindred on Drums and Paul Turner from Jamiroquai's band on bass.
 
Of the track, Andy says 'I wanted to get some new music out ahead of this month’s upcoming live shows - Love Or Liberation is a perfect statement of intent. I’m a rocker, a guitar child of the 70’s so I wanted to put out a track from my forthcoming album that’s fundamentally about who I am’
 
Love Or Liberation was produced by Andy and mixed by Mike Fraser who is best known for his work with AC/DC, Aerosmith & The Power Station.
 
The now sold out 100 Club will be Andy’s first solo show in the capital for thirty years and will showcase tracks from his forthcoming album on BMG, his first since 1990. 
 
Both the show and album feature Gary Stringer as well as a great supporting cast of musicians and with so much great material to dig into Andy will be performing select songs from his previous solo work as well as revisiting the ballsier side of Duran. He’ll be diving into The Power Station & Robert Palmer material and reworking some of the tunes he wrote/played on/or produced for the likes of Rod Stewart, Thunder, The Almighty, Paul Rodgers & of course the odd Reef tune.
 
'LOVE OR LIBERATION’ IS AVAILABLE NOW ON BMG.
 
 
Fri
15
Nov

WAITING FOR MONDAY Debut Out Feb 14

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Waiting For Monday is a new melodic rock band 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. Musically, you can expect classic chart topping melodies ala Journey, Styx, and Foreigner, but with a decidedly modern approach. And if you are looking for sunny, meaningless lyrics, then you probably best look elsewhere as the band has stories to tell, and not all of them happy.
 
Originally from Venezuela, Rudy Cardenas is an incredible vocal talent. His pipes carried him to the finals on Season 6 of American Idol and he 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 regular feature in the Los Angeles music scene for 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.
 
Completing the lineup are Joe Travers (drums), Walter Ino (guitar and keyboards), and Eric Baines (bass).
 
Their exciting debut record is now ready to be shared with the world.
 
 
Tracklist:
1. Until The Dawn
2. End Of A Dream
3. Shattered Lives
4. Found You Now
5. Right In Front Of You
6. Must Have Been
7. Pick Your Lies
8. Inside Your Head
9. Make It Better
10. Love You Forever
11. One More Round
 
Line-up:
Rudy Cardenas/August Zadra/Walter Ino - Vocals
August Zadra - Guitars
August Zadra/Walter Ino - Lead guitars
Joe Travers - Drums
Eric Baines - Bass
Walter Ino - Keys
 

 

 
Fri
15
Nov

JORN 'Heavy Rock Radio 2' Out January 24

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Friday, January 24, 2020
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JORN "Heavy Rock Radio II - Executing The Classics" is out January 24, 2020.
 
Simply one of the greatest rock singers of our time, Jorn Lande returns with a second installment of covers of classics from artists and bands that have meant something special to him and helped forge this talented man's own unique style.
 
Through Jorn's extensive career, which includes more than 40 albums of mostly original songs, he has recorded great versions of several rock classics from classic bands such as DIO, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Deep Purple, and many more.
 
Every song JORN covers is treated with the utmost respect and "Jorn-ized" accordingly, just like the first "Heavy Rock Radio" album showed with amazing cover versions of evergreen songs such as "I know There's Something Going On", "Hotel California", "You're The Voice," "Running Up That Hill," and several others. Fans showed a lot of enthusiasm and interest for those versions, so a follow-up covers album seemed a no-brainer.
 
This second album, "Heavy Rock Radio II – Executing The Classics", is not an ordinary album of cover songs, it is truly a songbook of hits. Featured - among others - are great versions of Pages’ "I Do Believe in You," Foreigner's "Night Life", Don Henley's "New York Minute," Deep Purple's "Bad Attitude," a stunning metal version of Peter Gabriel's "The Rhythm of the Heat," and of course an unmissable Dio cover, "Mystery".
 
More "jukebox" type of covers include "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" originally recorded by Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams' "Lonely Night", Jackie DeShannon "Needles And Pins", and a very personal choice from the man himself, a Russ Ballard song, “Winning”.
 
Jorn says: "The most important thing was to treat these songs with respect towards the original versions, my goal was always to think that the original artist would be honoured and find my version relevant. At the same time my intention was never to try to compete with the original song and artist, but make it a strong alternative version to enjoy."
 
Jorn's catalogue is getting too long to include in brief press statements, and his innovative and creative skills have led to him selling millions of albums worldwide and being a frequent entry on sales charts around the world, including Billboard. Worth a mention is his years with German based Masterplan, whom he recorded three albums with. Jorn continues his rock crusade, and there are no signs of him slowing down yet.
 
 
Tracklist:
1. Lonely Nights
2. Winning
3. New York Minute
4. Needles And Pins
5. Love
6. I Do Believe In You
7. Nightlife
8. Bad Attitude
9. Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
10. Mystery
11. The Rhythm Of The Heat
12. Hotel California (Remastered - Bonus Track)
13. The Final Frontier (Radio Edit - Bonus Track)
14. Die Young (Radio Edit - Bonus Track)
15. Naked City (Radio Edit - Bonus Track)
16. Ride LIke The Wind (Remastered - Bonus Track)
 
Line-up:
Jorn Lande - vocals
Jgor Gianola - guitars
Trond Holter - guitars
Tore Moren - guitars
Luca Princiotta - guitars
Andrea Seveso - guitars
Sid Ringsby - bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio - keyboards
Francesco Jovino - drums
 
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Thu
14
Nov

KING OF HEARTS New Album Preorder Now Open

Friday, November 22, 2019
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MelodicRock Records is thrilled to announce the first signing in the next phase of the label’s history. On November 22, MRR will bring the brand-new self-titled KING OF HEARTS album to fans of exquisitely produced and performed melodic rock.
MRR will handle the CD release for the world except for North & South America and Japan. The band will handle those territories via their own distribution.
 
The band recently released the first single from the all-new studio record, a masterpiece of mature AOR with performances only studio veterans of this calibre could deliver. The first single, “Don’t Wait,” is a poignant reminder to reach out to those we love today for tomorrow might be too late.
 
Today we launch the pre-orders for the album and also another full length preview track.
 
PRE-ORDER KING OF HEARTS - KING OF HEARTS (OUT NOV. 22) $15.00 + $5 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
 
 
 
 
 
 
KING OF HEARTS is:
Lead Vocalist TOMMY FUNDERBURK
Founding Member and Lead Guitarist BRUCE GAITSCH
Producer/Engineer/Keyboardist CJ VANSTON
Bassist JOHN PATITUCCI
Drummer KEITH CARLOCK
 
 
“We were so excited about this new music and can’t wait to share it with everyone!” says King Of Hearts founding member Tommy Funderburk.  The group’s lead vocalist has good reason to be elated. King Of Hearts has recorded their fabulous new album at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and Tree House Studios in LA with a band comprised of a who’s who of writers and players and one of the most recorded voices in music.
 
“The sound of the record is “modern classic rock.”  Funderburk explains “If you mix the sound of the Eagles, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby with Toto and Def Leppard with a splash of Keith Emerson and Coldplay, what would that sound like?” It sounds awesome! We started referring to it as Modern Classic Rock because of all the different elements and textures to the music we were creating.”
 
KING OF HEARTS ‘King Of Hearts’ will be released worldwide November 22.
 
Please enjoy a preview of the album with this EPK:
 
 
 
Thu
14
Nov

SEVEN SPIRES To Release 'Emerald Seas' February 14

Seven Spires is an American metal quartet who enjoy drawing from across the spectrum of metal and beyond to tell their tales of demons, death, love, and the peculiarities of the human condition. The band’s sophomore album, “Emerald Seas," is a highly emotional, dark, and theatrical epic, which will be released February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. 
 
“‘Succumb’ was written in the heart of Boston while we were still attending Berklee,“ explains vocalist Adrienne Cowan. “As many of our songs do, it began as vocals and piano, and then we fleshed out the rest of the arrangement together. I suppose everyone has their own experiences and hopefully will interpret the lyrics to the song in their own way, but in the story of “Emerald Seas”, the main character has departed on their long journey and is indulging in memories of someone quite special instead of focusing on their quest. It's a bittersweet one... but aren't they all?
The band explains the influences behind the album, “Musically, “Emerald Seas” is influenced by our usual mix of melodic and extreme metal favorites and Hans Zimmer worship. We immersed ourselves deeply in 19th Century Romantic music and art while writing this record, and I like to think some traits from that era are present as a result. It's highly emotional; sweet and melodic at times, and quite dark and brutal at others, especially when dealing with themes like losing one's fear of death.”
The band, as with their debut, collaborated with Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Kamelot, Epica, etc), who mixed and mastered the album. Incidentally, Adrienne Cowan was handpicked by Paeth to front his new band, Sascha Paeth’s Masters of Ceremony and she is also one of the touring vocalists for the hugely popular Avantasia.
“Touring with Avantasia and Sascha Paeth's Masters of Ceremony has mostly influenced my live singing and performance style,” explains Cowan. “It has been an incredibly inspiring experience to be a part of these groups where everyone is a long-standing master of their craft and of their artistic selves.” 
 
Seven Spires will tour extensively behind “Emerald Seas”. Tours with Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum and Amaranthe and Battle Beast, respectively, have already been announced. See below for dates. 
Seven Spires met while studying at the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, so we need not spend much time going on about their musical capabilities, but needless to say, the band’s musicianship is in keeping with the metal tradition of tirelessly working to be the best at your craft. Singer Adrienne Cowan is a true talent, with vocals ranging from the beautiful to the demonic, while her bandmates Jack Kosto (guitar), Peter de Reyna (bass), and Chris Dovas (drums) weave intricate musical tales to accompany the lyrical tales presented here. 
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign and self-release of their debut album “Solveig", Seven Spires performed extensively in the U.S. and Canada and at festivals such as MetalDays, 70,000 Tons of Metal, and ProgPower USA. 
Seven Spires continue Frontiers' tradition of identifying and signing the most promising young talents to ensure that the future of hard rock and metal music is in good hands. 
 
Tracklist:
1. Igne Defendit
2. Ghost Of A Dream
3. No Words Exchanged
4. Every Crest
5. Unmapped Darkness
6. Succumb
7. Drowner Of Worlds
8. Silvery Moon
9. Bury You
10. Fearless
11. With Love From The Other Side
12. The Trouble With Eternal Life
13. Emerald Seas Overture
 
Line-up:
Adrienne Cowan - Vocals + Keyboards
Jack Kosto - Guitar
Peter de Reyna - Bass
Chris Dovas - Drums
Mixed by: Sascha Paeth
Mastered by: Miro
 
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