Fri
20
Mar

NARNIA Back At Work On 7th Album

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Friday, March 20, 2015
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Swedish melodic metal band Narnia made a great impact when they headlined Elements Of Rock festival last weekend in Switzerland. Fans from Switzerland, USA, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Norway and even Swedish fans came to the festival to see a nearly 2 hour exploding show by Narnia.

CJ Grimmark - guitars (Rob Rock, Empire 21) Andreas Passmark - bass (Royal Hunt, Rob Rock) Andreas Johansson - drums (Rob Rock), Martin Härenstam - keys and the working hard frontman and vocalist Christian Liljegren (Audiovision, Golden Resurrection, Modest Attraction) proved that they are one of the finest melodic metal band these days and they how to rock the crowd. It was Narnia´s first big show in 7 years with Christian Liljegren fronting the band again

The band are currently working on their 7th studio album, but no deal is signed yet. Interested labels please contact info@narniatheband.com

Vocalist Christian Liljegren also held a workshop about his career in the hard and heavy scene for over 25 years and together with guitarist CJ Grimmark they did an acoustic session of Narnia songs from their biggest album Long Live The King.

The band has sold over 250000 albums worldwide.
Enjoy the Youtube video clip of Shelter Through The Pain.

http://youtu.be/qbtRalol-Yo

For more info about Narnia
www.facebook.com/narniatheband
www.narniatheband.com

 
 
Fri
20
Mar

MR. BIG 'The Vault' Expanded & Release Date Delay

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Japanese label Wowow Entertainment have updated the release date for the amazing MR. BIG Box Set The Vault, which is now due for release April 8 (and that may still be pushed back!)
 
 
The company has warned that the announcement cannot be re-printed or translated (who knows why), but that doesn't prevent interested folks taking a look for yourself! The UPDATED AND EXPANDED press release and track listing is here: http://wowowent.co.jp/news/detail/134 
 
A Google translation of that page can be seen here: https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?act=url&depth=1&hl=e...
 
 
 
To summerize, the Box Set will contain a 100 page color book, a laminate pass, a neck strap and other replica items from the band's history. It also contains 20CDs and 2DVDs, featuring original demos, instrumentals, outtakes and unreleased tracks from across the band's history, including demos for the debut album, Lean Into It, Bump Ahead, Hey Man and What If!
 
Then there are several live CDs from shows not previously released and rehersal/soundcheck recordings.
 
It's realy an incredible set of material for Mr. Big fans.
 
 

 

 
Thu
19
Mar

STEVEN'N'SEAGULLS Ready To Shake Fans With Debut

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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STEVE'N'SEAGULLS GO FROM VIRAL SENSATION TO SIGNED ACT

SPINEFARM RECORDS' DEBUT FARM MACHINE OUT MAY 12

BAND REVEALS NEW VIDEO AC/DC's "YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG"
What became a genuine international viral phenomenon, actually started out on a farm  in central Finland; in a barn, to be precise..
There, a bunch of like-minded countrymen with the emphasis on "ccountry" played a customized version  of AC/DC's "Thunderstrucck," using homespun instrumentation, everything from banjo picking to anvil bangin' to achieve their original take on a classic. They filmed the event, posted the results on YouTube, and within a couple of weeks, the clip had accumulated over five million views. It's now topped out at 10 million.

Pretty impressive, right? For Steve'N'Seagulls, this was a bolt from the blue, but then, as history shows us, the greatest stories ever told tend to start in a stable... Yes, a stable.
Now, the band is gearing up to release Farm Machine on Spinefarm on May 12. "Finally it's complete!" exclaims the band. "And the fruits of our labour please us. We are now preparing to take on the world!"

The band has just revealed the video for its version on another AC/DC stalwart "You Shook Me All Night Long." Video features hilariouss moments in the barn, as well as awkward moments at the ice hockey rink. Shakin’ Steves all night long!

Watch the video here

If you need a refresher on who, exactly, Steven'N'Seagulls are, then settle in and get schooled.

Sporting possibly the greatest band name in history, S'N'S, comprised of an acoustic guitarist/vocalist; a banjo player; a double-bassist; a big dude wearing overalls and a beaver hat playing mandolin/keyboards/accordion/whatever-he-gets-his-hands-on; and a cajon-straddlin' percussionist, have delivered a 13-track album featuring rural riffs and villager vocals, filled to the brim with "hillbillified" versions of immortal heavy metal standards; the track listing is below.

It's a body of work best enjoyed with a bathtub of moonshine close at hand, but really, as foot-stompingly  enjoyable as S'N'S are on record, you ain't seen nothin' 'til you've experienced The 'Gulls live.

The redneck show tours nonstop, rocking the honky-tonks overseas... for now. Steve'N'Seagulls will skedaddle off to Swedish and Norwegian soil, before raisin' hell at European festivals.
In September, they are planning to head over to the U.S. and Canada before returning to Europe for further merriment and mayhem.

Let the hillbillification commence...

Track Listing:
"Grand Opening"
"Black Dog"
"Thunderstruck"
"The Trooper"
"Ich Will"
"Paradise City"
"Nothing Else Matters"
"Over the Hills and Far Away"
"Seek and Destroy"
"Holy Diver"
"Run to The Hills"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Cemetery Gates"

Pre-order the album here and here.

 
Thu
19
Mar

WORLDVIEW Release Debut Album 'The Chosen Few' May 22

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Friday, May 22, 2015
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The debut album entitled "The Chosen Few" from the US melodic metal band WORLDVIEW will be released on May 22nd in Europe and on May 26th in North America through M24 Music Group.

Worldview features members from iconic bands like Sacred Warrior, Deliverance and Recon.

"The Chosen Few" is packed with a host of celebrity guest players: Oz Fox (Stryper) playing a blazing lead guitar, Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) cutting some low and powerful background vocals.

Larry Farkas (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy) shredding with his tasty licks, Armand Meinbardis (Rob Rock) dazzling with his violin and piano playing, and Niki Bente gracing the record with her lovely voice on the title track.

The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Jorn] and the album was mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer [Fates Warning, Slayer, W.A.S.P.]

Check out an album teaser at YouTube here: https://youtu.be/8oZTM-wCmZY

"The Chosen Few" can be pre-ordered at the bands website: www.worldviewmetal.com

Worldview line-up
Johnny Gonzales - Drums, Percussion
Todd Libby - Bass guitar, Keyboards
George Rene Ochoa - Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rey Parra - Lead Vocals

"The Chosen Few" track listing
01. Mortality
02. Illusions of Love
03. Back in Time
04. The Mirror
05. Why?
06. Prisoner of Pain
07. Two Wonders
08. Walk Through Fire
09. The Chosen Few
10. The Last Cry

Worldview online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldviewmetal
Website: http://www.worldviewmetal.com

 
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Thu
19
Mar

RED DRAGON CARTEL Swaps Darren Smith For MICHAEL THOMAS BECK

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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RED DRAGON CARTEL earlier today parted ways with vocalist Darren Smith. Now they've just announced a replacement, albeit perhaps only a temporary one:
 
"Red Dragon Cartel and singer Darren James Smith have officially parted ways. All scheduled shows will still take place as planned with Michael Thomas Beck on vocals. We would like to welcome Michael to RDC and we look forward to getting back on stage!"
 
Darren had this to say about the move: "IT IS TRUE I LEFT RDC, KINDA COMPLICATED BUT I THINK IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. ONE DAY ILL COMMENT MORE, FOR NOW "THATS ALL FOLKS!!!"
 
Thu
19
Mar

WHITESNAKE Launch The Purple Album EPK

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Friday, May 15, 2015
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Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.
 
The band has now launched an EPK for the album, which can be viewed here:
 

 
 
The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition (http://geni.us/WSPurpleREGamz), Deluxe Edition (http://amzn.to/17Xxc2P) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format.  Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise.  All details will be announced soon.
 

 
"It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago," says Coverdale. "As I said to Richie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The university of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert."
 

Photo Credit: © Ash Newell
 
From the opening notes of the classic track "Burn" to album closer "Stormbringer", Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like "Lady Double Dealer", "Soldier of Fortune" and "Sail Away" are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.
 
 
Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as "Slide It In," "Here I Go Again", "Still Of The Night" and "Is This Love". Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.
 
 
 
Wed
18
Mar

Sicilian Guitarist Antonello Giliberto Unveils His Minds Journey

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Sicilian guitarist Antonello Giliberto has unveiled what will be the cover of the upcoming album "Journey Through My Memory"

The album (the second, after "The Mansion of Lost Souls") contains a diverse collection of 10 instrumental songs ranging from simple and delicate acoustic interlude, to the complex and fierce piece metal!!

The realization of the album was attended by the great John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Symphony X, ARK, TNT, James LaBrie, Riot, Jennifer Batten, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Union Radio, Joe Lynn Turner, Uli Jon Roth, George Lynch and many others), who played all the drum tracks, and the virtuoso Dino Fiorenza (Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Slash, Zack Wilde, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many others), all the bass parts.
(Pre-order soon only http://antonellogiliberto.jimdo.com/shop/)

Tracklist:

01 Demeter
02 Endless Labyrinth
03 Journey Through My Memory
04 Enigma Of Eternal Night
05 First Day Lights At The Monastery
06 Avalon's Darkness
07 And Won Their Freedom
08 Perfect Dream
09 Flying With The Dragon
10 The Art Of Ending

Line-up:
Antonello Giliberto - Guitar and keyboards
Dino Fiorenza - Bass
John Macaluso - Battery

Official sites: http://antonellogiliberto.jimdo.com/ / http://www.facebook.com/antonello.giliberto / http://www.youtube.com/user/AntonelloGiliberto

 
 
Wed
18
Mar

ROBIN TROWER Launches First-Ever Music Video

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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ROBIN TROWER LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER MUSIC VIDEO
FOR THE TITLE TRACK OF HIS NEW ALBUM 'SOMETHING'S ABOUT TO CHANGE'
UK TOUR STARTS MARCH 26 WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
 
Robin Trower has launched his first-ever music video for the title track of his new album 'Something's About To Change'. Click here to view/embed the music video - http://bit.ly/1BtAGkW.
 
Something's About To Change was released by Manhaton/V12 Records on March 9th 2015 - the same day as Robin's 70th birthday.  It marks Trower's first album since 2013's critically acclaimed 'Roots And Branches', and dovetails his 17-date UK tour with special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor starting March 26.  Album info and downloadable photos: http://bit.ly/1z7PMO9.  UK tour press release: http://bit.ly/1kv6TBk

March/April 2015 UK Tour

Lincoln Drill Hall                                                   Thursday March 26
Bury St. Edmunds, Apex                                     Friday March 27
Birmingham Town Hall                                       Saturday March 28
Salford Lowry                                                       Sunday March 29
Chester Live Rooms                                            Thursday April 2
Gateshead Sage                                                   Friday April 3
Glasgow Arches                                                    Saturday April 4
Aberdeen Lemon Tree                                       Sunday April 5
Stockton Arc                                                         Tuesday April 7
York Barbican                                                       Wednesday April 8
Sheffield City Hall Ballroom                               Thursday April 9
Holmfirth Picturedrome                                    Friday April 10
London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire               Saturday April 11
Crawley Hawth                                                    Tuesday April 14
Exeter Corn Exchange                                         Wednesday April 15
Salisbury City Hall                                                Thursday April 16
Milton Keynes Stables                                        Friday April 17 

 
 

 
Wed
18
Mar

RIP Free's ANDY FRASER

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Another day, another tragic loss for the music world. Free's bass player/songwriter ANDY FRASER has died at the age of just 62. 
 
 
In the years between, that song became the gift-that-keeps-on-giving (All Right Now), generating millions of dollars for its authors. It was a No. 1 hit in over 20 countries and was recognized by ASCAP in 1990 for over 1 million radio plays in the U.S. alone. By Oct. of 2006, it passed the 3 million mark in plays in the U.K.
 
In 2005, the musician put out an extremely personal solo album, “Naked and Finally Free.” He came out as a gay man in an interview I conducted with him for the national gay and lesbian magazine The Advocate that year.
In more recent years, politics became more important to Fraser. He wrote a song to support the election of Barack Obama and donated proceeds from various songs to progressive and humanitarian causes. He also mentored young artists, like the guitar prodigy Tobi Earnshaw, producing albums for him and playing in his band.
 
At the time of his death, Fraser had talked about going on tour with Frankie Miller, another classic singer in the ‘60s British blues-rock mold.
The musician is survived by two daughters, Hannah and Jasmine Fraser.
For fans, Fraser will be remembered as a key player in rock’s golden age, a star who could use any instrument to create melodies and rhythms you couldn’t get out of your head. 
 
 
And a nice read on the background of writing All Right Nowhttp://www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk/interviews/how-i-wrote-all-right-no...
 
 

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