Mon
11
May

Double Stop Podcast - MELODICROCK.COM

Monday, May 11, 2015
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Yep...this week it's me chatting with Brian Sword. Thanks Brian for wanting to chat!
 
https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/the-double-stop-episode-59-andrew-mcneice

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-59-andrew-mcneice-melodicrock-com/

Andrew McNeice discusses the history of MelodicRock.com - one of the first hard rock/melodic rock news sites on the net. He discusses how and why he started the site, its growth, his music festivals, his record label and the current state of the music business.

 
 
Mon
11
May

ERIC RAGNO Joins The Live Lineup of THE BABYS

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Monday, May 11, 2015
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Great news for long time friend of this site, keyboard player ERIC RAGNO:
 
"I'm proud to share that I'm now officially playing keyboards with The Babys! I'm very excited, and prepping for all the work that needs to be done. I used to play these songs in my parent's basement growing up, and now I'll be playing it for you across the U.S. this summer."
 
Sat
09
May

ASIA 'Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII' Out on Frontiers July 3

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Friday, July 3, 2015
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ASIA to release officially their historic performance
at the San Francisco Regency Ballroom 
 Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII out on Frontiers in June
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of ASIA’s new live audio visual release Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII in 2cd/dvd and blu-ray formats on July 3rd in Europe and July 10th in North America.
 
Recorded on November 7, 2012 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, this new ASIA live CD / DVD and Blu Ray captures once again the band, in the original line-up, in front of an ecstatic audience during one of the shows that ASIA performed in support of the “XXX” album and which was broadcasted by AXS TV in the USA.
 
With HD recording this new live album is truly a rewarding experience for all ASIA fans. After the recent DVD releases, this is Asia performing one of the very last shows featuring the original line up with: Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton live on the road, in-your face and for your viewing pleasure.
 
The set list features songs from their first two albums and selected cuts from the reunion albums, including the single from the “XXX” album, “Face on the Bridge”. This is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion. This live CD - DVD or Blu-ray is an irreplaceable companion to the “XXX” studio album.
 
According to John Wetton, AXIS is “A journey through ASIA's history, from 'Alpha to Omega' and more, in the beautiful setting of the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California. Much newer material is aired, plus the band's vintage hit songs performed by all four original members of ASIA. A stunning recording, an unmissable treat for any ASIA fan, new or old."
 
Formed at the dawn of the MTV era, Asia’s first release was the best selling album in the world in 1982 and sat at the number 1 spot in the USA for 9 weeks, powered by the classic rock anthem, “Heat Of The Moment,” and four other radio hits. Asia’s 1983 sophomore  album, Alpha, also went multi-platinum  and enjoyed several hit singles, including the #1 smash, “Don’t Cry”. During the recording of its third disc, the band splintered, and by the 1990s, only Geoff Downes remained from the original line-up.
 
"Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII” tracklisting includes:
 
CD1 - Introduction; Only Time Will Tell; Wildest Dreams; Face On The Bridge; Time Again; Tomorrow The World; Ride Easy; Pyramidology; The Golden Mean; I Know How You Feel; Don't Cry; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.
CD2 - Cutting It Fine; Holy War/Drum Solo; An Extraordinary Life; Here Comes The Feeling; Open Your Eyes; Sole Survivor; Heat Of The Moment.
Dvd // BLU RAY - Introduction; Only Time Will Tell; Wildest Dreams; Face On The Bridge; Time Again; Tomorrow The World; Ride Easy; Pyramidology; The Golden Mean; I Know How You Feel; Don’t Cry; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Cutting It Fine; Holy War/Drum Solo; An Extraordinary Life; Here Comes The Feeling; Open Your Eyes; Sole Survivor; Heat Of The Moment.
 
Sample “Face on the Bridge” now:
 

 

 
ASIA:
John Wetton: bass and vocals
Carl Palmer: drums
Steve Howe: guitars
Geoff Downes: keyboards
 
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Sat
09
May

VOODOO HILL Returns With 'Waterfall' Later in 2015

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Italian guitarist Dario Mollo is working hard to put the finishing touches on the long awaited third VOODOO HILL album, entitled “Waterfall”
 
VOODOO HILL is a collaborative effort between the Italian musician and legendary singer/bassist Glenn Hughes. The new album marks the first rock release from Glenn since the demise of the short lived power trio California Breed. The musical direction of this new album has a solid foundation in Hard Rock with some very melodic moments and diverse influences ranging from classic Deep Purple/Rainbow and Led Zeppelin Official to Van Halen.
 
Dario Mollo says, “I put a huge amount of work on this record, even though Glenn also helped a lot giving me a lot of suggestions for improvement. Glenn did an amazing job in songwriting/performing and I’ve never heard him so pleased about the results! I think this is the album we did together that suits his singing and style the most and in the end this truly became a team effort. Maestro Dario Patti did also a fantastic job arranging the orchestral parts in 2 songs. Every time I listen to the album a stupid smile appears in my face, so I just can’t wait to see people reactions!”
 
Musicians completing the line-up are Andrea Maiellano on bass, Riccardo Vruna and Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac on drums and Dario Patti on keyboards and bass.
 
Frontiers Music Srl plans to release “Waterfall” in September 2015 – more details will be released shortly!
 
Fri
08
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEPHEN PEARCY

Friday, May 8, 2015
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In episode 107 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of RATT, Stephen Pearcy.

In this episode Stephen discusses the current state of RATT, his new album SMASH, his upcoming knee surgery, recording new music and his upcoming 2015 tour dates.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about STEPHEN PEARCYvisit:  http://www.facebook.com/SEPearcyhttp://www.stephen-pearcy.com and on Twitter: @StephenEPearcy

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

Head over to our official FACEBOOK page for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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Fri
08
May

WHITESNAKE Release Fourth Track From The Upcoming Release 'The Purple Album'

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Friday, May 8, 2015
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Video For “Soldier Of Fortune”
 

 
U.S. Tour Kicks Off On May 28
 
Rock icons Whitesnake have just released another music video from their 12th studio album. The video for “Soldier Of Fortune” premiered on CraveOnline.com (http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/853381-video-premiere-whitesnake-return-stoic-soldier-fortune), is now live, and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/z69sxDq3Ybc. The song comes from The Purple Album, 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 and will be released on May 15 in Europe and May 18 in North America via Frontiers Music SRL. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in a deluxe edition format (http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes feature on the recording of the album. A standard edition is also available and can be ordered here:  http://radi.al/WSPurpleREGamaz and digitally via iTunes at: http://radi.al/WSPurpleiTunes. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive instant downloads of "Burn", "Stormbringer", "Lay Down Stay Down" and "Soldier Of Fortune.”
 
Whitesnake is also planning to release a limited edition box set of The Purple Album on June 30. The box set includes the deluxe edition of the CD alongside a 180-gram, 2 LP vinyl version, a poster and sticker as well as a limited edition lithograph. The 180-gram vinyl, also available as a stand-alone piece On June 30, can be ordered here: http://radi.al/WSPurpleLPamaz.
 
Whitesnake will also be hitting the road this month in support of The Purple Album. The upcoming world tour kicks off in the U.S. on May 28 in Airway Heights, WA. The 42-city trek runs through the summer wrapping up on August 16 in St. Charles, MO. The tour will be making stops in Las Vegas, NV; Beverly Hills, CA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Orlando, FL among others. The band will be performing songs from The Purple Album as well countless hit songs from their catalog including “Here I Go Again,” “Is This Love,” and “Fool For Your Loving.” Tickets for all shows are on sale now and more information and purchase links can be found at: http://whitesnake.com/WS2013/features/purplealbum/index_dates.php.
 
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 lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums. A video for the first single “Stormbringer” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/Xk9wWj8Wh30. The track “ Burn” can be heard at: https://youtu.be/q7UxOrBb0Is and “Lay Down Stay Down” can be heard at: https://youtu.be/I7_j7Qn2FSs.
 
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.”
 
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Fri
08
May

BEAUVOIR FREE - Angels Cry (Official Video)

Artist: 
Friday, May 8, 2015
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The first single and music video from the upcoming Beauvoir-Free album, AMERICAN TRASH has arrived! Hit the play button on the YouTube video below and enjoy "Angels Cry"!
 
If you pre-order AMERICAN TRASH on iTunes, then "Angels Cry" will download instantly: http://radi.al/BeauvoirFreeiTunes
 
AMERICAN TRASH is the debut album from Beauvoir-Free, which sees Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free reunited for the first time since their days in Crown of Thorns.
 
Preorder BEAUVOIR FREE "American Trash" NOW on iTunes: http://radi.al/BeauvoirFreeiTunes  // On Amazon: http://radi.al/BeauvoirFreeAmazon  // General link: http://radi.al/BeauvoirFree
 
Fri
08
May

AXEL RUDI PELL's 'Magic Moments - 25th Anniversary Special Show' Chart Positions

Friday, May 8, 2015
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The new AXEL RUDI PELL DVD "Magic Moments" entered the official music DVD charts in the following countries:

# 1 Germany
# 1 Sweden
# 4 Switzerland
# 6 Austria
# 17 Holland

Furthermore the package entered the official German album charts at #17.

"Magic Moments" was filmed and recorded at Axel´s 25th anniversary show at last years Bang Your Head Festival incl. a lot of guest stars like Graham Bonnet, Jeff Scott Soto, Vinny Appice, John Lawton and many more.

Watch the teaser incl. video of "Since You Been Gone" feat. Graham Bonnet here: http://youtu.be/ivTe3t1FC9c

"Magic Moments" is available as a digipak 3 CD version, digipak 3 DVD version (NTSC, code free), Blu-ray version and download - out now through SPV/Steamhammer

www.axel-rudi-pell.de
https://www.facebook.com/pages/AXEL-RUDI-PELL-OFFICIAL-SITE/427164065301
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

 
 
Fri
08
May

FOREST FIELD - Onwards And Upwards (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, May 8, 2015
Onwards And Upwards
Produced By: 
Peter Cox
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Progressive Melodic Rock
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Forest Field is a project with the intent of creating an ear caressing combination of ambient and
proggy typed instrumentals with vocal Progressive Rock songs. The name originates from the local
name for the region where founder and songwriter Peter lives.
 
The second full length album sees Phil Vincent (Legion, D´Ercole, Tragik, solo) taking care of all vocals.
Sue Straw returns, this time to add some haunting Native American flutes on the track Hope. All
other instruments were performed, recorded and produced by Peter Cox (Chinawhite, Earthshine) at
Down the Road studio Netherlands.
 
We are proud to mention that the mix was handled by Billy Sherwood of Yes and Circa: fame at Circa:
HQ, Ca, USA and mastering was taken care of by Maor Appelbaum in Ca, USA.
 
ALBUM:
The theme is best presented with the track stronger: “ it´s not the falling down, it´s the getting up
again” . Hence the album´s title, keep moving forward! The odd numbered tracks are again all
instrumentals. The even numbered tracks have vocals.
 
On www.youtube.com/user/RockCompanyNL the EPK for the album can be found, as well as teaser samples for various other tracks.
 
 
Musicians:
Phil Vincent (USA): all vocals (www.philvincentbands.com)
Sue Straw (USA): NA flutes on 3 (www.suestrawmusic.com )
Peter Cox (NL): everything else, so all guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and programming
 
The album is available in digital formats on all major retailers and Spotify. A CD version is available through CDBaby and the bands label Rock Company.
BeNeLux distribution through Rock Inc. / Bertus.
 

 

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