JOURNEY Recalls Drummer STEVE SMITH For 2016 Tour

JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will launch the San Francisco Fest 2016 tour on Thursday, May 12, again bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the San Francisco sound. The tour launches at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California — with concerts scheduled through August 30, and includes special guest Dave Mason. A limited number of VIP packages will be available and include premium tickets, pre-show party, exclusive merchandise and more.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, December 5. A fan pre-sale will be offered starting Monday, November 30.
Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), original member Ross Valory (bass), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), are welcoming virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into JOURNEY, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998. Schon and Smith have always remained close friends and musical collaborators. Smith has lent his incredible talent to several of Schon's solo albums, including critically acclaimed "The Calling", and, most recently, "Vortex".
Schon was thrilled when Smith accepted his invitation to rejoin JOURNEY, exclaiming: "I'm so looking forward to the very exciting 2016 we have planned, starting with my 'Neal Vortex Schon' Japan tour in February and then our major summer tour with THE DOOBIE BROTHERS and Dave Mason. We will see you all soon!!!!"
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS' Tom Johnston (founding member, vocals/guitar), Patrick Simmons (founding member, vocals/guitar), and longtime member John McFee (guitars/strings/vocals) are adding LITTLE FEAT co-founder Bill Payne to their band on the 2016 tour. Payne performed on many of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS studio albums as well as on the road; a relationship the band is looking forward to rekindling.
"It's gonna be a great summer for fans of Bay Area music, and for guys like us who have the pleasure of teaming up with our good friends from JOURNEY and the Dave Mason band," said Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS. "We look forward to taking the stage with JOURNEY. We love their songs, and think we will all complement each other musically. It is going to be a powerful tour. We can't wait to share it with the fans!"
Tour dates:
May 12 - Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
May 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
May 18 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
May 20 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 21 - Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
May 23 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
May 25 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
May 27 - Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 28 - Kansas City, KS - Sprint Center
May 31 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
Jun. 02 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Jun. 04 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Jun. 05 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Jun. 08 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jun. 10 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.
Jun. 11 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Jun. 22 - Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
Jun. 24 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jun. 25 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Banks Art Center
Jun. 27 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jun. 29 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
Jul. 01 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Jul. 02 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 07 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul. 09 - Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 10 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Jul. 13 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Jul. 29 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 30 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Aug. 04 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 06 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
Aug. 07 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
Aug. 09 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Aug. 13 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
Aug. 17 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
Aug. 20 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug. 21 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Aug. 28 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Aug. 30 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre


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Vocalist Andre Linman Joins Finnish Rockers OD

A note from the band OD 

Due to scheduling conficts, OD had to part ways with their singer Dan Vasc. It was nice ride while it lasted and we wish all the best for Dan in his future projects.
We got many excellent singers looking for opportunity to join the band and we would like them all for their interest towards OD.
Now here is the big news: the new singer of OD is none other than Mr. Andre Linman!
Andre Linman is a 23-year old singer, guitarist and songwriter who is best known for having been the frontman of finnish hard rock/heavy metal band STURM UND DRANG!
STURM UND DRANG rose to fame in Finland when the members were only 15-16 years old. Between 2007 and 2013 the band released three albums receiving two finnish gold records and one platinum record. They have also toured Europe and Japan and sold over 100.000 records worldwide. Everyone is very excited about this collaboration and eagerly working to get the album done with him.
Soon you will be hearing the first songs recorded with Andre, there will be killer tunes for you all to listen, so keep on rockin!
PS: See Andre Linman in action with STURM UND DRANG in their hit "Molly The Murderer"

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TEN 'The Dragon And Saint George' EP 12" Picture Disc Out Now

Arriving 2 weeks earlier than expected, Ten's awesome picture disc for the 'Dragon & Saint George' EP is now in stock. Featuring superb artwork from Gaetano Di Falco and no less than SEVEN songs, three of which are unreleased and a fourth, the Japanese bonus track from 'Albion', is available outside Japan for the first time.
Receiving many glowing reviews, this is Ten at their irrepressible best, from historical epics like 'Musketeers - Soldiers of the King' to the currently pertinent political entreaty 'Is There Anyone With Sense?'

Limited to 350 copies world-wide, we have less than 100 copies in stock. Sure to increase in value due to its scarcity value. Order at for the perfect additional Christmas prezzy - or just treat yourself!  Signed copies of Isla De Muerta CD still available, as are red vinyl copies of 'Albion' (2 disc set). All available at  
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Nordic Union - Album Sampler (Official Audio)

NORDIC UNION is the new sonic partnership between singer Ronnie Atkins of the legendary Danish Hard Rock institution Pretty Maids and the up-and-coming Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Martensson of Eclipse and W.E.T fame.
Curious what that might sound like? Well, just hit the play button below to get a taste of songs from their upcoming album!!!
Their self-titled debut will be released January 29, 2016! First full track to be released in the coming weeks!

REO Speedwagon 1980 'Hi Infidelity' #1 Album Caps Long Road To Top


Dallas, TX - November 24, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands spotlights the 1980 # 1 album Hi Infidelity from REO Speedwagon with singer/songwriter Kevin Cronin and keyboardist/ co-founder Neal Doughty.

If REO Speedwagon was a baseball team, the statistics from their 1980-81 season would be as follows: 9 - High Infidelity was the bands ninth studio album; 4- the number of times REO Speedwagon changed lead singers; 2 - the number of times Kevin Cronin was hired to be that lead singer; 5 - the number of charted singles from that sole album; 1- the chart sales peak of both the Hi Infidelity album and its first single Keep on Loving You; 15 - the number of weeks as the top- seller in the US; 10,000,000+ - the number of copies sold of REO Speedwagons High Infidelity album.

In a lot of ways, REO Speedwagon was much like the Midwest region from which they sprang at the University of Illinois at Champaign, solid unassuming hard-charging musical journeymen determined to make it.  InTheStudio host Redbeard rolls through the changes that made REO the biggest band in America in 1980 with singer/ songwriter Kevin Cronin and co-founder keyboardist Neal Doughty. 

I think it was the frustration that kept us going. We knew we could do it. We werent going to quit one record before the big one. - Neal Doughty

Kevin Cronin remembers the contributions that the late Gary Richrath gave to the band prior to Richraths September death.                    
Gary used to write tons of songs... He put this song on (Take It on the Run) and from the very opening, Heard it from a friend who hear it from a friend just got me. I think its Garys best song ever. Of all the songs written, I think its the most emotional hes ever gotten with his lyrics.  - Kevin Cronin

REO Speedwagon  Hi Infidelity @ 35 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:

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MRF 3 & 4 'Official Bootleg USB' Contents Available for Download

ONE WEEK ONLY!!!!! - anyone who missed out on MRF3-USB1 or MRF4-USB2 can now purchase a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of either drives. A download link will be emailed to those that order.
MRF3-USB drive contents are $35 (16 gig of files)
MRF4-USB drive contents are $59 (45 gig of files)
Purchase both for the deal price of $85.
Paypal links here, and contents of both drives listed below. For those that pre-ordered the USB drive, they are being loaded now for shipping ASAP.

7th Heaven – FULL set! 2hrs / 6 Camera Mix
Stan Bush – FULL set! 60 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Adriangale – FULL set! 65 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Johnny Lima – FULL set! 45 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Grand Design – 3 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
Maxx Explosion – 4 Tracks
Madman's Lullaby – FULL set! 44 mins / Single Camera Shoot
The Radio Sun – FULL set! 42 mins / Single Camera Shoot
Heat – 2 Tracks (Point Of No Return & Living On The Run) 6 Camera Mix
Heaven’s Edge – FULL set! 65 mins / 4 Camera Mix
Guardian – FULL set! 64 mins / Single Camera Shoot
Tango Down – 4 Tracks / 6 Camera Mix
Paul Laine – FULL set! 78 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Bombay Black – FULL set! 43 mins / 5 Camera Mix
House Of Shakira – 3 Tracks / 4 Camera Mix
Talon – 5 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
Jim Peterik – FULL set! 35 mins
Talon – 5 Tracks
Gary Moon – FULL set! 32 mins
Sample a little of the footage via YouTube now! - Guardian – Lead The Way Adriangale – Over Said And Done Paul Laine – One Step Over The Line Johnny Lima – Hate To Love You H.E.A.T – Point Of No Return
BUT WAIT! There’s more!
As well as all this fine video footage, you will also get the following:
- MP3 versions of the 2 MRF VIP Compilations – 1) Digital Download Pre-Show Comp and 2) Show Day CD Sampler.
- Glen Burtnik – Live at MRF3 – AUDIO - Full set, soundboard recording.
- Additional Photos, Graphics and promotional material from the event.
- Audio of the entire 86 Happiness set.

USB1 (MRF1-3) contents include:

MRF1 –
- Event Doco (60 minute video)(Behind the scenes and live footage)
- Promo Graphics
- Personal Photos
- Radio Spots (2 adverts & Radio Interviews with Gunnar Nelson, Jeff Scot Soto, Joe Lynn Turner)
- Talon Personal Video Footage (9 minutes)
- Fan Footage: Scrap Metal – Sing Me Away & Jeff Scott Soto – Stand Up
- Jeff Scott Soto Band – Live Video (Entire Set, Balcony Footage)
- Martie Peters Band – Live Video (Entire Set, Balcony Footage)
- Official Event Photos - Entire Line-Up in High-Def Photos (453 Photos!)

MRF2 –
- Pride Of Lions – Live Set (Audience Recording)
- Ted Poley Band – Live Set (Audience Recording)
- 10 Live Fan Videos (Rock Sugar, Winger, Ted Poley, Pride Of Lions, Terry Brock, Y&T, Jimi Jamison)
- Show Promos (Video and Audio Promo Spots)
- High-Res Artist Photos (163 Photos)
- Talon Personal Video Footage (17 minutes)

MRF3 –
- All the personal band videos (14 Videos)
- All the Audio and Video Promo Spots (Radio & Poster Graphics)
- High-Res photos from Firefest of Steve Augeri, Ted Poley, Newman & WET)
- High-Res Artist Promo Pics & Files used for Event Book
- NEW - ColdSpell fan recorded set footage
- NEW - Harem Scarem - Audience recording of their full set
- NEW - W.E.T. - Audience recording of their full set

Extras –
- Music Videos (19 recent video clips from MRF artists – WET, Jimi Jamison, Fergie, ColdSpell, Eclipse, House Of Lords etc)
- Harem Scarem – The MelodicRock EP (5 track acoustic EP in MP3 form + Art files)
- Mecca – The Undeniable Demos (12 demo MP3 tracks from the band's latest release)
- MelodicRock Records – The Best Of: Volume 1 (17 track MP3 Compilation)

MRCD Series –
- The Complete audio MP3 files for MRCD1 through to MRCD8!


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ANVIL Announce 'Anvil Is Anvil' February 26


Anvil is Anvil! A self-confident statement. A band philosophy. And what’s more: a life motto. Anvil is Anvil, that’s the title of their latest album. And the name says it all: an unambiguous, uncompromising recording, typical of this band. At the same time it’s fresh, occasionally surprising and generally exciting through and through. A stalwart metal manifesto by a band who stand for authenticity and credibility like few others in this fast-lived business. “We’re sometimes criticised for never changing,” guitarist and vocalist Lips explains. “But why should we change something we’re renowned for? Isn’t it much more important to stay faithful to yourself? To do what you do best? The idea behind our latest album is: we are what we are, and that’s how it’s going to stay!” For all Anvil fans, this is the best news of the year. And the all-important date for 2016 has already been scheduled: Anvil is Anvil will be released by Steamhammer/SPV on 26 February 2016. So be sure to mark the day in your diary!

Because Anvil is Anvil presents Lips, drummer Robb Reiner and their new bassist Chris Robertson in a thoroughly magic metal moment. Lips: “Time will tell whether this album is the absolute pinnacle of our career. But I would already refer to it as ´gaining the momentum`. The year 2013 was a perfect new start for Anvil. We were touring, went on to write the new material, toured again and returned to compose some more. During that time, the new line-up gelled into a real unit. The arrival of Chris was just as significant for us as the film back in 2008. He helped me enormously with my vocal lines, which is why my voice sounds better than ever on stage and also in the studio.”

The same could be said of the new material. Anvil is Anvil sounds all of one piece and presents the band’s amazing diversity, combined with their conscious loyalty to the compositional DNA of their own classics. ´Die For A Lie` for example sounds like a contemporary version of ´Jackhammer` and the stomping ´Runaway Train` features the same directives as ´Smoking Green`, only based on Kudlow’s present-day maturity. “I practically graduated from the Bob Marlette University,” the Anvil frontman praises the American producer with whom the band recorded their 2011 release, Juggernaut Of Justice and Hope In Hell (2013). “Bob showed me how to write songs which really mean something. So when I started to compose this time around, I was perfectly groomed.”

Talking of which: Anvil is Anvil was produced by Martin ´Mattes` Pfeiffer (U.D.O.) at the Redhead 4 Studios in Pulheim near Cologne, Germany. For Lips, whose family is Jewish, as is drummer Robb Reiner’s, it was a special moment to work with a German producer in a German studio. “There’s a song on Anvil is Anvil that’s called ´Forgive Don´t Forget`, which says everything about our attitude. Nobody is guilty of anything that happened before their time, especially since Germany has critically examined and come to terms with its own past. Anvil have always been welcome in Germany, even during difficult phases. When we think of Germany, we think of friends, not war criminals.” Lips calls himself an idealist who takes a clear political stance with songs such as ´Gun Control` and ´Die For A Lie` and also denounces the ambiguous role of the church. He says: “Religion is frequently used to involve people in military conflict. Hate in the name of God that’s just wrong!”

Yet Anvil is Anvil not only touches on sensitive issues but also documents the band’s lust for life, their dynamic musical style and their absolute down-to-earthiness. When Lips delivers the line “Ace of Spades and the joker is wild” on ´It´s Your Move` with a surprisingly realistic Motörhead timbre, it proves his sense of humour and is an homage at the same time (“close friends with Lemmy since 1981, he is definitely part of the family”). And when Anvil invite their fans to the studio to join the choir on ´Daggers And Rum`, it only shows the closeness between the musicians and their fans. “We’ve never recorded a pirate metal shanty such as ´Daggers & Rum` before. I’m sure this number will go down well on the upcoming tour.”

Regarding the cover Robb Reiner ads: "This time around,it was suggested I paint the cover art for the release by brother Lips, after I had come up with the concept and showing him study sketches drawn out. The simple straight to the point composition was much fun to render on canvas in oil. I spent about 6 weeks to complete it"

The new album "Anvil Is Anvil" will be released on February 26th, 2016 (worldwide ex Japan) as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold clear version and download.


1. Daggers And Rum 5:26
2. Up, Down, Sideways 3:19
3. Gun Control 4:22
4. Die For A Lie 3:17
5. Runaway Train 3:40
6. Zombie Apocalypse 4:22
7. Its Your Move 3:30
8. Ambushed 3:22
9. Fire On The Highway 4:35
10. Run Like Hell 3:07
11. Forgive Don`t Forget 2:40
12. Never Going To Stop 4:12 (bonus track digipak)

ANVIL will embark on a massive European-Tour together with DIRKSCHNEIDER from February-April 2016 followed by a USA Tour from May 12-June 18 2016 (dates for this will be announced soon).

ANVIL as special guest with DIRKSCHNEIDER

19.02.16 NO-Stavanger - Folken
20.02.16 NO-Haugesund - Byscenen
21.02.16 NO-Bergen - Rick`s
24.02.16 DK-Aarhus - Train
25.02.16 SE-Malmö - KB
26.02.16 SE-Gothenburg - Trädgarn
27.02.16 SE-Sundsvall - Folket Hus
28.02.16 SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
01.03.16 FIN-Helsinki - Tavastia
04.03.16 FIN-Jyväskylä - Lutakko
05.03.16 FIN-Vaasa - Rantasipi
11.03.16 D-Leipzig - Hellraiser
12.03.16 D-Markneukirchen - Music Hall
13.03.16 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
22.03. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.03. D-Bochum - Zeche
25.03.16 CZ-Ostrava - Garage
26.03.16 CZ-Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
27.03.16 CZ-Prague - Meet Factory
31.03.16 D-Munich - Backstage
01.04.16 D-Burglengenfeld - VAZ
02.04.16 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
03.04.16 CH-Pratteln - Z7
05.04.16 E-Madrid - La Riviera
06.04.16 E-Pamplona - Sala Totem
07.04.16 E-Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
21.04.16 D-Hamburg - Markthalle
23.04.16 D-Geiselwind - MusicHall
24.04.16 D-Berlin - Postbahnhof

More dates will be added soon...

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the names of four more confirmed bands appearing at the third edition of the FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano, Italy)

On April 23, 2016

--From the U.K. : NO HOT ASHES. One of UK's Melodic Rock prime movers, is finally ready to play in Italy in support of their long overdue debut album!

--From the U.S.A. : DRIVE, SHE SAID with Special Guests. The legendary Mark Mangold, together with singer Al Fritsch and some VERY special guests and friends! This will be a special and unique show combining the best from the band's repertoire with songs taken from the new album and some surprises!

On April 24, 2016

--From the U.K. : BLOOD RED SAINTS.With a debut album planned for December, the british outfit will kick off the second day of the Festival with their Melodic Rock sound reminiscent of FM, Heartland and Newman!

--From the U.K. / U.S.A.: GRAHAM BONNET BAND. The four-piece hard rock outfit led by Graham Bonnet, former singer of RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MSG and IMPELLITTERI. With a lineup rounded out by guitarist extraordinaire Conrado Pesinato, bassist Beth-Ami Heavenstone and former FATES WARNING / WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, you can expect a set full of classic songs plus tracks from the new album planned for 2016!

So far the following bands are confirmed to appear: TREAT, TRIXTER, the TREATMENT, FIND ME, the DEFIANTS, TERRY BROCK, INGLORIOUS, SHIRAZ LANE.

More bands & info will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned!


Regular tickets on sale NOW via these links:

Limited amount (100) VIP-tickets available NOW.

All info on



Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce you the names of four more confirmed bands appearing at the third edition of the FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo SullaAdda (Milano, Italy):

On April 23, 2016

--From U.S.A./Sweden : FIND ME. A worldwide live premiere! A collaboration between Robbie LaBlanc and Daniel Flores, FIND ME will make their full blown band live debut at Frontiers Rock Festival III. A celebration for all AOR fans!

--From U.K. : The TREATMENT. Musically compared to Ac/Dc, The Cult and Aerosmith, these guys are one of the youngest and most consistent bands on the Frontiers roster and a real live 'war machine'! Get ready for their sonic assault!

On April 24, 2016

--From U.S.A : TERRY BROCK. Known mainly for being the lead vocalist of british melodic rockers STRANGEWAYS, Brock is part of the Melodic Rock history, having worked with bands such as Kansas, Aviator, Heaven's Edge, Valentine and, more recently, involved in the supergroup THE SIGN, in SEVENTH KEY, in SLAMER and with GIANT. A lesson in Rock.

--From U.S.A.: The DEFIANTS. Paul Laine, Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello (all with ties to DANGER DANGER of course) are back in action again with this new exciting band. A glorious return to the best 'in your face' Melodic Hard Rock. Boys will be boys!

Last Friday the following bands were announced already TREAT, TRIXTER, INGLORIOUS, SHIRAZ LANE.

The next lot of bands will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned!



Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce you the first four confirmed bands that will play the third edition of FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo SullAdda Milano, Italy on April 23 and 24, 2016.

--From U.S.A. : TRIXTER. This will be the band's FIRST EUROPEAN SHOW EVER in their 25+ years career! Get ready for the party!

--From Sweden: TREAT. An anticipated comeback after last year's last minute cancellation. A great chance to be exposed to the songs of the new album!

--From U.K. : INGLORIOUS. Defined as "the future of British rock" and "a young Deep Purple" by Classic Rock  and with the first album song A-Listed Planet Rock these guys will ROCK the Festival!

--From Finland: SHIRAZ LANE. Young, wild and pretty, ready to tear the house down, with their awesome mix of Skid Row, Guns N Roses and The Darkness sound!

TREAT and SHIRAZ LANE will playing on the first day of the Festival (on April 23rd, 2016), while TRIXTER and INGLORIOUS will be performing on April 24th, 2016.

The next lot of bands will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned and... join the party!!!!

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ASIA Guitarist SAM COULSON Releases Debut Album 'Electric Classical'


London, UK - Sam Coulson is the current guitarist in legendary rock band ASIA. Coulson also has a tremendous following online through his extensive Youtube tuition and performance videos. “Electric Classical” is his FIRST solo album and features guitar interpretations of famous classical works.

Says Sam, “I'm very proud of my first solo Album 'Electric Classical'. It's 10 of my favourite classical pieces played on a couple of Fender Stratocasters. I really enjoyed recording these tracks. I hope you enjoy listening to them!”

Sam Coulson made his debut on YouTube in 2007, sharing videos of himself playing songs on the electric guitar. His playing attracted the attention of guitarist Paul Gilbert, who invited him to be a guest instructor for the Great Guitar Escape he created in July 2012. This would eventually lead to Coulson joining the British rock band Asia. When Asia's guitarist Steve Howe departed from the band in January 2013 in order to pursue other projects, Coulson was selected as his replacement. Coulson has, so far, worked with Asia on their latest studio album, “Gravitas”, released in 2014

Watch Sam Coulson's new promotional video:

Sam Coulson's “Electric Classical” is OUT NOW!

Track Listing:

3.OP. 35 NO. 22
6.OP. 6 NO. 11
8.BWV ANH 114
9.OP. 35 NO. 17

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - VINNE APPICE: LAST IN LINE


Famed DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL drummer, VINNY APPICE, joins Mitch in this special YouTube edition of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Vinny checks in for a quick update on his new band LAST IN LINE which includes the classic DIO - Holy Diver lineup featuring Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell and bassist Jimmy Bain. Singer Andrew Freeman (Lynch Mob, Hurricane) rounds out the band. Their new album Heavy Crown is released in February 2016. He also discusses his RESURRECTION KINGS side project featuring Chas West (LYNCH MOB), guitarist Craig Goldy (DIO, DIO DISCIPLES), and bassist Sean McNabb (DOKKEN, GREAT WHITE). Their debut album is slated for January 2016. Vinny also addresses the current drumming situation in BLACK SABBATH and whether or not he'd like to join them for their Farewell Tour. Reminisces about the Black Sabbath MOB RULES album and picks his favorite between the Holy Diver and Mob Rules albums.

Quotes from the interview:

Vivian Campbell: "Viv is moving along with his health and he's doing really good now."

LAST IN LINE (the band): "Out of all the bands I've played with - this is my favorite combination of 'band'. I look forward to going to rehearsals. I look forward to being with them. It's just fun."

KILL DEVIL HILL: "There were a lot of things going on. It wasn't pleasant. It was a great band, but it wasn't pleasant."

BLACK SABBATH: "When I first joined the band, I was a kid. I brought my drums down to audition with them in my '67 Mustang. It started out from there and it was always 'you're in the band until Bill Ward comes back'. They expected him to come back. This was his baby."

For more about about LAST IN LINE visit:
Twitter: @LastInLineRocks & @VinnyAppice1

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
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THE RADIO SUN - Heaven Or Heartbreak (Showcase)

MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUNThe acclaimed Aussie band released their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR in September.
Check it out now and please share! IN STOCK NOW!
 THE RADIO SUN Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 DEAL! ROYAL MESS & THE RADIO SUN Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
The Heaven Or Heartbreak EPK:
Check out the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
While we are at it - how about the full track list for the album? The regular edition sees 11 finely crafted, harmony driven melodic rock tracks, while the limited Special Edition will add 3 exclusive Bonus Tracks!
01. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (04:28)
02. Tell Me What You Want (03:35)
03. Dying Without Your Love (03:49)
04. Science Fiction Make Believe (04:22)
05. Hanging By A Thread (04:22)
06. Do You Remember Me? (03:41)
07. Walk Away (03:12)
08. Maybe (03:45)
09. You're The One (03:48)
10. Madness In The World (03.47)
11. One In A Million (05:07)
Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. I Might Lie (Andy Taylor cover)(Taylor, Jones) (4:25)
13. After The Rain (Nelson cover)(M. & G. Nelson, Tanner, Wilson) (3:54)
14. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (Acoustic Version) (4.21)
The Radio Sun:
Jason Old - Vocals & Guitars
Stevie Janevski - Guitars & Vocals
Robbie Erdmanis - Bass & Vocals
Ben Wignall - Drums, Keyboards & Vocals
Additional Musicians:
Paul Laine - Additional Backing Vocals & Keyboards
*Guitars On: "Dying Without Your Love"
Dual Lead Vocal On: "Science Fiction Make Believe".
Zakk Zedras - Guitar Solo On: "Hanging By A Thread"

Once again, THE RADIO SUN have teamed with the great Paul Laine, who mixed the new album as well as co-writing three tracks and adding a special guest lead vocal on a song ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.

Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically; “The Heaven Or Heartbreak album title stands for our belief in melodic heavy rock. It’s our ‘heaven!’ We’ve grown as a band – and it would be our ‘heartbreak’ if this new album doesn’t extend our fanbase. All of us spent a lot of time on writing the songs and really believe it’s a good album with no fillers. We’re all really looking forward to getting out there and touring the album in as many parts of the world as possible”.
The Radio Sun debut album ‘Wrong Things Right’ was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide with favourable reviews in major scribes such as Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks and Burrn! amongst others.
Two appearances at MelodicRockFest 3 & 4 in Chicago U.S.A. helped showcase The Radio Sun’s live experience with notable first class four part vocal harmonies (a standout on the new album) which impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the band to be his backing band for live shows in America and in Australia.
Heaven Or Heartbreak will be released in September in conjunction with Cargo Records UK and will also be available as a limited Special Edition direct from
The Special Edition bonus to include the band covering a few very special and much loved AOR classics!


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AMBOAJE Debut 'All About Living' on MRR January 29

Delayed Release. Apologies to fans already anticipating this release. We needed extra time to set up this monster rock album.
OUT JANUARY 29 ON MRR/GMG - Pre-sales & more previews available soon.

'All About Living' delivers pure Rock with memorable vocals and a unique style.
Amboaje pronounced (am-bo-age), led by front man Toni Amboaje who is by all accounts a self-taught composer with pure Rock running through his veins,
is a high-energy artist with his feet on the ground.
Toni began his solo career in 2011 when his self-penned songs won the XIV Ciudad de Oviedo Rock Contest. He performed his compositions that year and the following in front of thousands of
people. In 2012 Toni competed successfully in the popular television program "The Voice". Out of 70,000 participants he reached the finals with his interpretation of Tina Turner's "Simply the Best" and was one of only 10 singers who were able to conquer all four judges: Melendi, Malu, Rosario and David Bisbal.
For more than five weeks the program was the undisputed leader in media impact on the social networks, with more than 15,000 followers.
For 2015 Toni has put the final touches on his new LP "All About Living" with a super band that bears his name. A very special collection of unforgettable songs with major collaborations, this is a recording for the ages.
All About Living represents a great jump at all levels and will surely stand as a before and after moment in his career. A career which boast 10 years as a composer and singer, more than 15,000 albums sold and over 200 concerts vast television experience.
It's safe to say Toni Amboaje's quest to be a unique artist who delivers classic American Rock is realized.
Track listing:
01. Over and Over Again
02. All About Living
03. Rise & Fall with You
04. Able
05. Five Years Gone
06. Gotta Be A Good Girl
07. Something to Say
08. Give Me The Real Thing
09. It’s Always You (w/ Paula Rojo)
10. Feels Like Saturday Night
11. My Heart is Strong
12. Once



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