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Apr

RAGE Sign With SPV/Steamhammer For 25th Album

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15 years after the arrival of their live recording From The Cradle To The Stage, German metal legend Rage have returned to Hanover imprint, SPV/Steamhammer. The band featuring frontman Peavy Wagner, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios “Lucky” Maniatopoulos is currently busy working on new material for their upcoming album Wings Of Rage (working title), scheduled for release on 10 January 2020. A lead single will be out in September 2019, the second single to be lifted from the album is due to be released just before Christmas. Wings Of Rage is the group’s 25th studio album and will be recorded at the Soundchaser Studio in Burscheid. Peavy promises an offering featuring “the essence of our musical development, the kind of songs that we have stood for since the mid-eighties.”

Rage are planning to embark on a festival tour across Europe even before delivering their new material to present, together with the Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the full XIII album live for the first time. The show had its baptism of fire at the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, and a special highlight will be Rage’s appearance at the W:O:A at the beginning of August 2019. Towards the end of the year, Rage are scheduled to play lots of important winter festivals, before their major Wings Of Rage tour kicks off in February 2020.

“We’re really happy to be back with SPV/Steamhammer,” says Peavy Wagner“Since our very successful and enjoyable collaboration in the early 2000s we’ve known that we’re in expert hands with Olly Hahn and his team. Olly and I share a long-standing friendship, he will continue to promote Rage with his usual commitment.”

SPV/Steamhammer label manager Olly Hahn is delighted with his new signing: “It’s fantastic to have a band such as Rage on our roster again, their outstanding role in the development of German metal is undisputed. To be in a position to release their 25th studio album fills me with great pride and ambition.”

 
 
 
Sun
14
Apr

RIP PAUL RAYMOND From UFO

 
From PAUL RAYMOND's FB page, just a few minutes ago...
 
"Hi to all the fans and people who knew Paul! This is Sandra, Paul's life partner speaking: With a desperate and broken heart, fully in tears and pains that feel like they will kill me I have to tell you that my most beautiful and beloved darling Paul Raymond has passed away today. The doctors we're trying to reanimate him and with success at first but then his system shot down again and there was nothing more they could do for him, he died of a heart attack.

He absolutely enjoyed the last couple of weeks touring with UFO in the UK & Ireland and he was looking forward to the rest of this year's tour. 

This photo was taken last Wednesday when we checked out of our last hotel before coming back to Germany!

I will always love him and I hope he will rest in piece until I'll see him again on the other side!!!

I love you so much Paul

Sandra"
 
RIP Paul, thanks for the music and farewell to another rock legend.
 
 
Fri
12
Apr

EUROPE Release New Single And Video, 'Turn To Dust' To Celebrate Record Store Day - Saturday, April 13

 
In celebration of what has become one of the most eagerly anticipated days for all true music lovers, Record Store Day on Saturday, April 13, EUROPE is not only releasing a new video for “Turn To Dust” from their critically acclaimed eleventh studio album, Walk The Earth, they’re also releasing an exclusive 7” vinyl of the single.
 
“Turn To Dust” is the third single from Walk The Earth, which was released October 20, 2017 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music).
 
It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton). The Craig Hooper-directed clip can now be found on the band’s official YouTube.
 
“This song idea has been brewing for over ten years”, explains singer Joey Tempest. “When recording our latest album, Walk The Earth, in Abbey Road Studios, the inspiration finally kicked in to finish it. Originally an idea and labour of love of our keyboards player Mic Michaeli, the video was meant to touch on emotions and observations related to the Life and Death of your near and dear ones, the circle of life if you will, but it turned out to be much more than that as it follows the dramatic journey of the character taken from the artwork on our album cover.  Working with Craig Hooper and his animation team was a real pleasure, and after seeing their work on Deep Purple’s ‘The Surprising’, we knew we were dealing with true visionaries.  We’re very proud of the result, especially since it’s our first ever animated video.”
 
As director Craig Hooper continues, “A video like this is a very difficult thing to get right. The song is layered with emotion and meaning and to capture that in images is tricky to say the least. The band decided the only way to do the song justice was through animation, where images are limited only by your imagination and together we roughed out a treatment.  I then took that to Pete Rogers and Helen Pooler at Bait Studio in Cardiff, Wales, who are amongst the best in the world at this kind of thing and we’d already worked with them before for a video for Deep Purple. They brought on board artist Matt Rooke, who immediately ‘got it,' and between them they gave life to these ideas and images.  It wasn’t until the final frame was finished that we saw we had produced something special, something that I hope does a good enough job of representing such an amazing and heartfelt song. That’s up to viewers to decide."
 

 

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Thu
11
Apr

D-A-D Return With New Single ‘Burning Star’

 
Danish Rock legends D-A-D break the silence with a brand new single, Burning Star, which is available on all streaming portals now. It marks the first release of new D-A-D music since late 2011. “Burning Star” is also the first sign of things to come, as very soon the new studio album will be announced.
 
Stay tuned for further news.

 

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Thu
11
Apr

Trigger - "Demon Eyes" (New Official Video)

TRIGGER DEBUT SINGLE "DEMON EYES".
The day has finally come! Here's our first video single for 2019 "Demon Eyes", produced by Connor O'Keane at Imperium Pictures.
Recorded and mixed by Chris Themelco at Monolith Studios and mastered by Plec Johansson at The Panic Room. This is the first release featuring Nathan Peachey on vocals and Darcy Mulcahy on drums.
2019 will see a series of singles from the band that traverse all the light and heavy aspects of Trigger, while still retaining that catchy edge you all know. “Demon Eyes” captures a lighter side of the band that allows Nathan to do what he does best. But don’t expect this lighter side to continue as we have lots in store for you!
CATCH US WITH OMNIUM GATHERUM AND ORPHEUS OMEGA @ THE CORNER ON THE 20TH OF APRIL.
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Thu
11
Apr

MARKO PUKKILA Solo Release 'Kiss My Covers' Out May 10

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EX-ALTARIA BASSIST RETURNS WITH COVER ALBUM FEATURING CURRENT / FORMER MEMBERS OF DIO, LA GUNS,
QUIET RIOT, BLACK SABBATH, SAIGON KICK, WAYSTED AND MORE
 
Marko Pukkila, former Altaria and current Stargazery and Shadow Tribe bass player, will release his
debut solo album on May 10. “Kiss My Covers” is a cover album featuring a long list of legends such as
Vinny Appice, Frankie Banali, Phil Lewis, Keri Kelli, Erik Turner, Rowan Robertson among others. The album
is a tribute to all the great bands that had a big influence on Marko´s life and musical career. Marko Pukkila has
been around the European rock scene for over two decades and has worked with a lot of renowned musicians
with whom he has toured worldwide.
 
A big change in Marko Pukkila´s musical career happened in 2000, when he co-founded Altaria with his former
Blindside bandmate, drummer Tony Smedjebacka. The band also featured two legendary guitarists: Jani Liimatainen
from Sonata Arctica and Emppu Vuorinen from Nightwish. Altaria released four albums and one compilation. All
albums were released worldwide. They also toured Europe with Doro and Sonata Arctica and played big festivals
such as Monsters Of Rock Kick Off (Germany), Pestpop (Belgium), Nummirock (Finland), Jalometalli (Finland) and
Springtime Rockfestival (Germany).
 
In 2005 Marko Pukkila formed a band called Wicked Outlaw together with former Dio guitarist Rowan Robertson.
They wrote songs together, but no official release was ever made.
 
In 2009 Marko Pukkila teamed up with former Europe guitarist Kee Marcello, Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero and
Bob Gilmartin to record a song called Elephant Man for an upcoming Eric Carr album called Unfinished Business.
Elephant Man was intended for KISS'  "Revenge" album in 1992, but Eric only managed to finish the lyrics and sadly
passed away due to cancer in November of 1991. Making this recording even more touching are backing vocals by
Eric´s sister Maria and niece Sara-Jean.
 
Marko Pukkila has also done a lot of all-star tribute recordings, mainly for the USA market. A few years ago, he got
an idea of releasing some of the tribute recordings he has done throughout the years as a solo cover album.
The album is now finally ready to be released and it will also include some totally new recordings.
 
This release features current/former members of Dio, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, LA Guns, W.A.S.P. , Saigon Kick,
Quiet Riot, Warrant, Slash´s Snakepit, Vince Neil Band, Britny Fox, Doro, Waysted, Lillian Axe, White Lion, Night Ranger,
Faster Pussycat, Hanoi Rocks, Skid Row, Pennywise, Bonham, Foreigner, Bulletboys, Gilby Clarke Band, 220 Volt,
Red Dragon Cartel, Lynch Mob, The Misfits, Bang Tango, Near Life Experience�
 
The album tracklist is as follows:

Dream Warriors (Dokken)

Dr Feelgood (Mötley Crüe)
That Time of Year (Vinnie Vincent)
Black Diamond (KISS cover),
Shot In The Dark (Ozzy Osbourne)
And The Cradle Will Rock (Van Halen)
Nightrain (Guns N Roses)
I Don't Believe In Love (Queenrÿche)
Tears Are Falling (KISS)
Rock N Roll Children (DIO)
November Rain (Guns N Roses)
Wild Child (WASP)
Finish What Ya Started (Van Halen)
Just Like Paradise (David Lee Roth)
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard)
Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin)
Late Nights In Voodoo (Buckcherry)
 
Check out two tracks below.

DREAM WARRIORS (DOKKEN)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NKc4Z4Dank

I DON´T BELIEVE IN LOVE (QUEENSRYCHE)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfL9q72yWCs

For more information and updates check out Pukkila´s official Facebook page

 

 

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