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Tue
07
Mar

HAREM SCAREM 'United' For Latest Epic Album

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Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of HAREM SCAREM's highly anticipated 14th studio album, “United” on May 12.
 
The new recording offers up 11 tracks of trademark Harem Scarem music from Harry Hess (lead vocals, keyboards), Pete Lesperance (guitars, bass, keyboards), long-time drummer Creighton Doane, and backing vocals from original sticksman Darren Smith (who will be playing live drums for the band on tour dates). The band is back and stronger than ever!
 
Frontman Harry Hess says: "This year will mark the 30th year of Harem Scarem and I can tell you that we are just as excited about writing and recording today as we were then. The brand new " United " album is one of the best collection of songs we have ever put on one release and I can't wait for everyone to hear it!"
 
Harem Scarem make it clear they still have something to say right from the start with the title track, "United", a chunky slice of guitar-driven melodic rock nirvana that kicks off their strongest studio outing since the early 00’s. From there, the album lifts off with well-crafted songs featuring big choruses with simple and addictive hook-laden earworms. Each track carries a power-rock-packed punch, swaggering riffs, and hooks to die for. Hess and Lesperance without a doubt show the world that their partnership still works, that they indeed are still "United".
 
With sales well over a million records in 43 countries and 12 top 40 hits around the globe, 2017 will see Harem Scarem return and ready to dominate while touring the world in support of their 14th studio album, “United“!
 
“United” tracklisting includes:
1. United
2. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
3. Gravity
4. Sinking Ship
5. One Of Life’s Mysteries
6. No Regrets
7. Bite The Bullet
8. Things I Know
9. The Sky Is Falling
10. Heaven And Earth
11. Indestructible
 
HAREM SCAREM:
Harry Hess - lead vocals, guitar
Pete Lesperance - lead guitar
Stan Miczek - bass guitar
Creighton Doane - drums
Darren Smith - background vocals, live drummer
 
TOUR DATES (More to be announced soon)
 
- 30 September – The Music Hall, Oshawa, Canada
- 6 October – Norma Jeans, London, Canada
- 14 October – The Brass Moneky, Ottawa, Canada
- 20-22 October – Trent University, Nottingham (Rockingham Festival), UK
 

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Tue
07
Mar

ECLIPSE - Monumentum (Review)

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1. Vertigo
2. Never Look Back
3. Killing Me
4. The Downfall of Eden
5. Hurt
6. Jaded
7. Born To Lead
8. For Better or for Worse
9. No Way Back
10. Night Comes Crawling
11. Black Rain
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Erik Martensson
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March 24
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Worldwide
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Melodic Hard Rock
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Rapidly becoming THE band of the melodic hard rock scene, Eclipse’s decision to ramp up touring and recording dates back to the 2012 release Bleed & Scream, when the band tweaked their sound and found their true heavier groove.
The last record Armageddonize was a home run – a perfect mix of power, melody, energy and ear candy songs that just stuck in your heads for literally days at a time.
So how do you follow that up? By doing it all again. Eclipse make it look easy by delivering another 11 cracking songs wrapped in a massive wall of sound that these guys are now recognized by.
 
Momumentum is the perfect title for this record. If anything, it takes off exactly where Armageddonize left off, which in turn took up where Bleed & Scream left off. So the momentum continues and I have no hesitation whatsoever to claim this album is every bit as good as the last classic.
 
Erik Martensson continues to grow as a frontman, writer and a vocalist, not to mention his role as a producer. And he needs extra credit here for the mix, for this album is sonic perfection to my ears. Each listen reveals new parts to the puzzle and the sound is so crystal clear, it’s impossible to play this album too loud.
 
The rhythm section of Magnus Ulfstedt and new drummer Philip Crusner combine to make this album the most bombastic yet. Crusner’s drumming is quite a revelation.
And last but never least, Magnus Henriksson’s guitar riffs and solo shredding is easily his best to date.
 
There’s no question over the quality of the songs. I’m just not sure how the guys manage to come up with so many that deliver the Eclipse sound with such immense power and intensity, yet remain memorable in their own right.
And just like the last album, these new songs are continually stuck in my head. The CD hasn’t left my car in 3 months and I’m literally singing along to whatever song was playing at the time I reach my destination.
 
As per is the Eclipse tradition, the opening trio of perfect anthemic hard rock songs just kick my ass and then kick it again; Downfall Of Eden has that epic feel similar to The Storm; Hurt is a wonderful power ballad that enhances its power by not kicking in quite when expected. For Better Or Worse and No Way Back are classic Eclipse melodic rockers while Black Rain is perhaps the band’s heaviest song to date – even with its mid-tempo beat.
 
Absolute melodic hard rock perfection – second time around and the band’s fourth great record in succession. There’s only further to go for these guys as they continue to take on the world one hard rock fan at a time.

Immense production, intensity matched by very few and glorious anthemic songs from start to finish. I knew the guys would have to dig deep to come close to Armageddonize, but they did it.
Nothing more to say. Brilliant... Again.
 
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Mon
06
Mar

AMMUNITION Announce Album & New Single

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FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL is thrilled to welcome AMMUNITION to the label. Ammunition was founded in 2014 by the songwriting duo Age Sten Nilsen (former WIG WAM) and the multi-talented Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse (Sweden), W.E.T music, Nordic Union).
 
AMMUNITION released their stellar debut album "Shanghaied" in 2015 on their own label. Teaming up with former TNT and Jack In The Box bassist Victor Cito Borge, keysman Lasse Finbråten (Circus Maximus, ex-Wig Wam), skinsman Maguns Ulfstedt (Eclipse), and the exceptional guitar player Jon Pettersen, AMMUNITION has made a name for themselves as an incredible live act. AMMUNITION is currently mixing their second album titled "AMMUNITION" due for release late summer 2017 through Frontiers Music Srl.
 
The first taste of what's to come, "Wrecking Crew" (written by Nilsen and Mårtensson), has already landed on the Norwegian charts, taking AMMUNITION to the Norwegian Eurovision grand finale. The full length, original version of the song will be included on the forthcoming album, produced and mixed by the band's guitar player and co-writer, Erik Mårtensson.
 
Frontiers Music Srl is proud to be a major part of the continuation of AMMUNITION's musical journey.
 

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Fri
03
Mar

LIV SIN Asks Fans To 'Follow Me' on Solo Debut

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After a successful thirteen-year career, Sister Sin called it a day in 2015. Undeterred, front woman and musical force of nature Liv Sin formed a new band and began work on her debut solo album. ‘Follow Me’ is the stunning result!
Liv comments; ‘For me, it has never been an option to stop singing. I live for the stage and for my fans. I still miss SISTER SIN, but I am very excited to work on my own project, and I can promise it will not be some soft pop rock. This is going to be metal deluxe, because that’s who I am!’
 
Co-produced by long time ACCEPT and U.D.O. member Stefan Kaufmann and U.D.O. bassist Fitty Wienhold. ‘Follow Me’ captures Liv at the peak of her abilities, focused and powerful.
‘Follow Me’ will be released via Despotz Records, April 28th 2017.
On the collaboration with Stefan, Liv states: ‘I’m truly excited to work with Stefan! He is an incredible musician and a long time metal hero. I think he brings that extra bit to my music with his lifelong experience from both ACCEPT and U.D.O.’ Kaufmann adds; ’When Liv called me and asked to produce her new project together with Fitty, of course I said yes! Liv has talent, and I am sure it will be a blast.’
 
Check out the new single from the album ‘Killing Ourselves to Live’ (featuring a guest appearance from Destruction main man Schmeir!)
 
 
and the first release, ‘Let Me Out’
 
 
About Liv Sin:
From the gutters of southern Sweden, Liv Jagrell emerged as a major force as lead singer for hard rock band SISTER SIN. Throughout their thirteen-year career, SISTER SIN sold thousands of records and toured the world on high-profile tours, supporting the likes of SLAYER and KING DIAMOND and as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as well as the Revolver magazine “Hottest Chicks In Metal” tour. SISTER SIN toured relentlessly for over a decade across Europe and North America garnering an intensely loyal following of rockers that craved the band’s aggressive and melodic brand of hard rock. When SISTER SIN called it quits at the end of 2015, Liv knew that she had much more to offer the world and her fans. From this, LIV SIN was born. The new music shows the power and attitude that Liv is known for.
 
Tracklist:
1. The Fall
2. Hypocrite
3. Let Me Out
4. Black Souls
5. Godless Utopia
6. Endless Roads
7. Killing Ourselves to Live (featuring Schmeir from Destruction)
8. I’m Your Sin
9. Emperor of Chaos
10. Immortal Sin
11. The Beast Inside
 
Lineup:
Liv Jagrell - Vocals
Patrick Ankemark - Lead Guitar
Per Bjelovuk - Drums
Tommie Winther - Bass
Chris Bertzell - Guitar
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Fri
03
Mar

WIND ROSE Signs To Inner Wound

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Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the folk/power metal band WIND ROSE to the label. Their new album "Stonehymn" is scheduled to be released later this spring and more details will be revealed later this month.
 
Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and with two successful albums under their belt, WIND ROSE are ready to take things to the next level with the release of their third album "Stonehymn", an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.
 
Wind Rose line-up
Francesco Cavalieri - Vocals
Claudio Falconcini - Guitars
Federico Meranda - Keyboards
Daniele Visconti - Drums
Cristiano Bertocchi - Bass
 
Wind Rose online
 
Inner Wound Recordings online
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Wed
01
Mar

SHOTGUN SYMPHONY - The Last Symphony (Showcase)

 
MelodicRock Records is pleased to announce a partnership with the fantastic East Coast melodic rock favourites SHOTGUN SYMPHONY for a complete overhaul of their discography in one special, limited edition package.
 
Regretfully, it is due to this special package that I have to announce a 1 week delay to the release. I was informed today that the slipcases printed up for the release have been incorrectly manufactured and do not fit over the CDs. So they are scrapping and re-printing, but the delay will hold up delivery until later next week. All pre-orders will be shipped the day they touch down.
The Johnny Lima release is also subject to this delay.
 
Please enjoy all the soundbytes from the 3 remastered albums (audio taken from the new masters), plus the 4th disc of rarities--------> 
 
 

SHOTGUN SYMPHONYThe Last Symphony is a 4-Disc set housed in two double jewel cases, with each one individually sealed, with a special slipcase that both discs go into. It was designed especially for this occasion.

Featured on the discs will be the albums Shotgun Symphony, On the Line of Fire and Sea of Desire all re-mastered from the original tapes!
 
On the 4th disc is a collection of the band’s rarities over the years - b-sides, bonus tracks, song demos, live recordings + a newly recorded version of Carousel of Broken Dreams with the band’s original line up and producer from the debut CD.
 
This is the first time the original line-up (including Ron) have been in the studio since 1999 and the first time working with Alan Douches (producer of the debut) in 25 years.
 
The 4-Disc set will retail for $50 (including shipping) and is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
 
THE LAST SYMPHONY $50 (Incl Worldwide Shipping)
PRE-ORDER NOW! RELEASED MARCH 8
 
 
 

MRR DEAL! JOHNNY LIMA & SHOTGUN SYMPHONY REISSUES - $70 (Incl. Worldwide Shipping - SAVE $5)

 
DISC ONE: SHOTGUN SYMPHONY
 
01.   Highway to Tomorrow   
02.   What Happens to Love   
03.   Way Back Home   
04.   Turn Around   
05.   Broken Promises   
06.   Lost Child   
07.   She's in Love   
08.   Running   
09.   Bitter Sweet Poison   
10.   Goodbye to the Night
 
DISC TWO: ON THE LINE OF FIRE
 
01.   Generation Clash
02.   Tell Me Why
03.   On the Line of Fire
04.   Hard to Hold Onto
05.   Thaw
06.   Solitary Zone
07.   Into the Vibe
08.   What It's Like
09.   Salvation
10.   This I Know
11.   Big Mistake
12.   Still The Same
 
DISC THREE: SEA OF DESIRE
 
01.   Sea of Desire
02.   Believe in Me
03.   Dancing on Fire
04.   S.O.S.
05.   Heart of Glass
06.   What I Wouldn't Give
07.   The Way That You Feel
08.   Phases
09.   Inside Out
10.   Between the Eyes (Eyes of Anger Part II)
 
DISC FOUR: THE BONUS TRACKS
 
01. Carousel Of Broken Dreams (New 2017)*
02. Highway To Tomorrow (Live 2010)+
03. Lost Child (Live 2010)+
04. Look Away (Unreleased 1993)†
05. What Happens To Love (Unedited Version 1993)†
06. Running (Song Demo 1992)
07. Turn Around (Live Acoustic 1994)•
08. Broken Promises (Live Acoustic 1994)•
09. Goodbye To The Night (Live Acoustic 1994)•
10. The One (Song Demo 2010)
11. A New Beginning (Song Demo 2010)
 
*Produced by Alan Douches & Shotgun Symphony
+Taken from the “Live from Firefest” CD courtesy of www.rocktopiarecords.com
†Taken from the debut CD recording sessions
•Recorded live at the FNAC Paris
 
FULL LENGTH AUDIO PREVIEWS! Newly remastered audio...
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wed
01
Mar

MIKE + THE MECHANICS Release New Single From Upcoming Album ‘Let Me Fly’

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (February 28, 2017) – Mike Rutherford has much to smile about right now, and his upcoming album Let Me Fly distills everything that’s right about Mike + The Mechanics: the songwriting, the life-affirming uplift and the undercurrent of quirk. The album is out April 4 via BMG.

Let Me Fly overflows with the sense of joy that has defined the band’s entire existence and, as ever, there’s a host of characters, not all of them upstanding citizens, such as the hapless philanderer of "Don’t Know What Came Over Me," the first single to be taken from the album - now available for download and streaming.

Explains chief Mechanic, Mike Rutherford: “Here’s this guy who’s happily married, loves his lady and everything’s wonderful. Then, one night, he goes AWOL and loses everything by having a one night-stand. It was a moment of madness and he’s beyond remorseful. Was he forgiven? The song just leaves him hanging. And no, it’s not autobiographical!”

2017 sees Mike + The Mechanics toast 32 years in business, and alongside their eighth album and major UK tour, they will be special guests this summer at Phil Collins’ massive June Hyde Park gig as part of the British Summer Time Festival.

Let Me Fly began to take off as the band toured 2011’s The Road, the first album featuring the current line-up: Rutherford himself (guitar/bass), Luke Juby (keyboards), Gary Wallis (drums), Anthony Drennan (guitar), plus vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.

“The Mechanics hadn’t played live much, so we started to do what I’d done 40 years ago and build a name.  We did Euro festivals, UK tours and small places and, yes, I really did wonder at my age if it was OK to be at Portsmouth Guildhall, but we got to be a great live band. The chemistry works because we’re all very different people, who’re fun and quirky - if there were any personality problems I couldn’t deal with that, I really couldn’t. We needed new songs though.”

Mike’s friend Brian Rawling, producer of David Bowie, Tina Turner, Cher’s "Believe" and the Mike + The Mechanics’ hit "Now That You’ve Gone" played the role of Let Me Fly’s sounding board. Rawling introduced Mike to former Johnny Hates Jazz singer Clark Datchler and, in December 2015 a new songwriting partnership was born.

“We sat down together and from day one it worked. Clark’s a proper writer and he brought something new. I’d send him lines and he’d bring them to life. We never had a slow day.”

Along the way, Mike also collaborated with old friend Fraser T. Smith (Kano, Kaiser Chiefs, Adele, Sam Smith) and Ed Drewett (One Direction, Professor Green), while both Mechanics singers collaborated too. Big studios were out. Instead, Mike and one of the singers would make a demo which would be passed around for the others to embellish and layer by layer, the songs evolved into something special. “You don’t go into studios any more: doing it this way feels like you’re working on the good bits all the time, but the songs really have to deliver.”

The results pleased even the chief Mechanic himself. “The Road didn’t move anyone’s world as we made it just after we’d met. We’ve learned to play together now. For me, it’s about proving I can write a good song, but the older you get, the less you let yourself off with ’it’s not bad’, the less you pretend and the tougher you are on yourself. The hardest part of the whole process is staying relevant, but anyone who says success doesn’t matter is a liar: what you really want is people to like it. Then you feel it’s all been worth it. It’s as simple as that. Oh and my wife loves it, more than she’s loved an album of mine for a while! Trust me, that’s a really good sign.”

Tour Dates
02/27 Victoria Hall, Hanley

02/28 G Live, Guildford

03/01 Colston Hall, Bristol

03/03 Pavilions, Plymouth

03/04 St David’s Hall, Cardiff

03/05 New Theatre, Oxford

03/07 Hexagon, Reading

03/08 Corn Exchange, Cambridge

03/09 Regent Theatre, Ipswich

03/11 Cliffs Pavillion, Southend

03/13 Dome, Brighton

03/15 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

03/17 Concert Hall, Perth

03/18 His Majesty’s , Aberdeen

03/19 Festival Hall, Edinburgh

03/21 Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

03/22 City Hall, Sheffield

03/24 Pavilion, Bournemouth

03/25 Guildhall, Portsmouth

03/26 Royal Albert Hall, London

03/28 City Hall, Salisbury


CLICK HERE for tickets!

 
Official Tracklist
01. Let Me Fly
02. Are You Ready
03. Wonder
04. The Best Is Yet To Come
05. Save The World
06. High Life
07. Don’t Know What Came Over Me **
08. The Letter
09. Not Out Of Love
10. Love Left Over
11. I’ll Be There For You
12. Save My Soul

 
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